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I'm just a friendly guy that likes to do a lot of things. I am also very passionate when it comes to the likes of video games (mainly Nintendo's). ^^

Tue 16th Jul 2013

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Mikes commented on Bayonetta Confirmed as New Challenger in Super...:

She was a total surprise for me. I haven't played any Bayonetta game, but looking at her character already made me interested in them! She looks like she'll be seriously unique. I can't wait to try her in February.
Other than that, I'm glad we can finally put the Smash DLC speculation to rest. I didn't get the character I wanted, so it's over, but I'm pretty alright.



Mikes commented on Corrin Chooses to Fight in Super Smash Bros. f...:

That was a surprise. I recall Sakurai saying something like "The DLC characters from now on will be total fan service," so I wasn't expecting them to make a character from an upcoming game.
I haven't played Fire Emblem Fates or know much about the character, so I don't really feel attached to or excited for the character. Well, I know there were some people that wanted the character, so good for them!



Mikes commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

So far, I've been limiting myself this year as to what games to buy. I might go overboard for some of these, but I think I'll end up getting Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. I love the first game and kinda like the second, so this seems like a good opportunity!

I'd love to get Return to Dreamland and Mario Golf, though. Then again, I should probably prepare myself for Smash DLC with eShop cards. Gah, I'll just stick with Pirate's Curse and grab some eShop cards for Smash.
Then again, I had my eye on Human Resource Machine.



Mikes commented on Review: Human Resource Machine (Wii U eShop):

I'm super interested in this already. I'm studying programming myself, and while I don't consider myself an absolute beginner, this sounds like something that'll definitely help me out! Great review!



Mikes commented on Video: Speedrunner Sets New World Record for S...:

That's pretty awesome!
"Do you have what it takes to beat this record?"
I still haven't taken the time to beat the game yet (by playing all levels). I doubt I can just run through, let alone without a mushroom.



Mikes commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Few More Challenge...:

I'm pretty much a Mario Tennis person. I have a lot of memories playing this with my mom.
With that said, oddly enough, I'm still not certain about buying this. Mario Tennis Open didn't really interest me as much as previous ones; I played it for a month or two 'till I totally stopped. I want to see more about this game besides new characters and the same gameplay. The Mega Mushrooms aren't very appealing to me as well, so I'd like to see something else.
@IceClimbers Yes! I've been waiting forever for another Mario Strikers! I wish they'd make a new one already.



Mikes commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitive Scene ...:

Gee whiz. I don't know how some people complain about the toxicities of Smash communities, when I can't even remember a single NL article where competitive Smash and competitive players weren't bashed in some form. Heck, it took less than two comments before one of such nature even showed up. When these things do happen, it's almost always the same pointless, ignorant arguments all the time, too. It blows my mind. That's unfortunate.
Good job to both of the players for doing their best. There needs to be some positivity here, at least. Geez.



Mikes commented on DeNA Will Announce Its First Nintendo Mobile G...:

Ya'know where it'd be great to announce it? A Nintendo Direct!
Seriously. Gimme a Nintendo Direct. Please. These past few weeks have been awfully dull for me in terms of gaming news. Bring back the charming part I like about Nintendo.
Or else I'll leave! /sarcasm



Mikes commented on Super Smash Bros. 'Digital Complete Pack' Comb...:

@MoonKnight7 @wiggleronacid I feel similarly. I've gotten the three retro stages and all the characters so far, but when I look at the DLC now, I can only see the characters being the furthest I go. When I compare them to the MK8 DLC, they don't seem all that worth it. It doesn't work out too much in my favor, either, since I prefer to have them for tournament reasons. I wish they'd price things a little lower.



Mikes commented on Video: Catch Up With Early Footage of Shin Meg...:

No question about buying it. SMTIV is, by far, one of my top favorite games. I'm certainly looking forward to this, but I doubt I'll be super eager to get it. There are enough games and things coming up that'll keep me busy!



Mikes commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

You must be joking. Here I was, reading the title hoping "Oh, please, let this one make sense." I cannot believe it. Is it truly worth suing a fan over something like this?
This story really, really upsets me.



Mikes commented on Nintendo Direct Broadcasts Will Continue Despi...:

Okay, that's good to hear. I've been seeing a lot of content being announced that seemed liked they belonged in Nintendo Directs. I still miss Iwata, but I'd hate to see the Directs go, so it's good to have that confirmation.



Mikes commented on Genei Ibun Roku #FE Japanese Release Date And ...:

I didn't think it'd be releasing so soon. Neat. Even now, I still wish it was what it seemed to be from the teaser trailer. FE crossing over with mainline SMT characters? Ah man, it would have been so awesome to see them team up and slay demons or somethin'. Ah, that would have been an instant-buy.
Anyway, yeah, I'm disappointed it doesn't seem to be going in that dark direction, but an Atlus game has never disappointed me so far, so I'm still keeping my eye on this.



Mikes commented on Mario History: Super Smash Bros. Melee - 2001:

Ah, I spent so much time playing Melee when I was a kid! I remember how my friend would always prefer to fight in teams, while I usually wanted Free-for-Alls. I remember how the cover used to have Mario vs. Bowser instead of the main one before I got a new copy. I remember that time when I unlocked Luigi, and woke my sister up just to tell her. I also remember the time where I thought I'd unlock Giga Bowser if I beat 'em. Good times! I wouldn't have cared much to play it as a high-skilled fighting game as a kid. I still suck in high-level play. Nevertheless, I somehow still know enough to take out my friends if I wanted to.



Mikes commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@rjejr Thanks for putting in some realism. The art book is pretty much the only thing I'm really interested in. I wouldn't use the rest.
This special edition is neat, anyway. Even if I really wanted it, I'm already trying to figure out whether I should get Mario Maker, Star Fox, and Woolly World, or drop a game. I'm getting Xenoblade X for sure, though. Maybe I'll let go of Star Fox Zero. I never really played much besides Star Fox 64, anyway.



Mikes commented on Pokémon Brawler Pokkén Tournament Coming To ...:

As expected! Now that it's been officially announced, all I must do is wait.
Potential balance issues do not sit all that well with me, though, so I guess I'll wait to see how things go down in the future.



Mikes commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

D'oh. I took a quick look at the picture and thought a new Nintendo Direct was coming.
Anyway, as you can see, I'd like them to continue doing directs. I don't see why not. Sure, it'll be really different without Iwata presenting them, but I'm sure they can manage. Nintendo Directs were ways of keeping me moderately excited for upcoming game releases. I'd be disappointed if they discontinued them.



Mikes commented on Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character i...:

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta? Super Saiyan God Super-What?
Okay then. Well, it's great that they have a demo. The last DBZ game I played was on the Wii. I let a friend borrow it, and I haven't bothered to get it back ever since.



Mikes commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

Music creation?! Yesssss! It's now an instant buy!
Well, to be honest, I'm a bit disappointed it's only with note blocks. It would have been neat to have something like Mario Paint Composer. I guess that was too much of a dream. I suppose I can still make it work (eventually).
I'm not too much of a fan of waiting to get all of the features, but it's not that big of a deal for me.
I'd still prefer they gave us a composer tool, or somethin'. Custom music + custom levels = best way to express some creativity.



Mikes commented on Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treat...:

That is outright terrible. How can you be so totally fine with treating your employees that way? I've never really had much of a history with Konami's games, but reading this makes me want to ensure I don't support 'em. I hope things manage to work out for the employees.



Mikes commented on Video: Learn More About Guitar Hero Live's Fes...:

It's been a while since I've played Guitar Hero. GH3 introduced me to a lot of bands when I was little, which I appreciate.
I'm a little worried to give this a try, since I'm unsure if it'd mess up any coordination I have with an actual guitar.



Mikes commented on Nintendo's Corporate Social Responsibility Rep...:

Whoa. Those amiibo images seem a bit goofy.
"We must avoid a short-term outlook and always think about how we can make not only consumers, but also everyone involved with Nintendo, smile over the mid-to-long term."
It always brings a smile to my face to hear things like this. May Nintendo successfully move forward!
On another note, I'm actually still interested in the whole Quality of Life thing.



Mikes commented on Interview: 13AM Games on Getting Up to Speed W...:

After reading this interview, the game has gone from a "maybe" to a "must buy". I haven't been paying enough attention to indie games, as I've been pretty busy with trying to finish the ones I already have, but this definitely seems like a game I'd love to have!
It's great to see the bond that lies between the many indie developers. Reading about these kind of things in interviews is quite pleasing.