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Tue 13th Jul 2010

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mullen commented on These 3DS Home Themes for The Great Ace Attorn...:

Don't forget the Gyakuten Kenji (Ace Attorney: Investigation) 2 was not localized yet and probably will not forever. I doubt if this game will get localized. Don't forget that while Naruhodou Ryuuichi is a Japanese, Phoenix Wright is an American.



mullen commented on Fire Emblem If Changes The Traditional Weapons...:

After reading the title, I'd say oh my god, that's too bad. But after reading the content, I think maybe that's not that bad: or maybe it's a good idea. However, it's important to play the game or try the demo myself. Whatever, already pre-order the game so hopefully I'll not get disappointed.



mullen commented on Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Pushed Back To ...:

The game is originally described as the western version Project Mirai 2. Later, Sega decided to also release the Japanese version at the same time. Now, Japanese version already got the demo and will get released next week but the western version is pushed back to September. Well, I think I can save my money and wait until the Japanese version be on sale.
Btw, the AR cards are in all Japanese physical versions but is considered as some bonus for the special version in US? And you players feels good to wait for extra months and pay more money just for some cards that should be included free in all versions?



mullen commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

Please don't blame customers for not buying new IP. It's really the game itself problem. The art style is just too terrible, and no one cares about American characters outside of American. Many games on 3DS these years, e.g., Bravely Default, Tomodachi Life (for western players), pushmo, Denpa man, got success to certain point. I can see Splatoon may get somewhat success if it's also interesting in single player mode and has some interesting story as well (and may also need a 3DS version). The style of Nintendo IP is anime style / cute. If Nintendo throw away its own style and try something totally different (especially if that style is only popular in a very limited market), this is the result.



mullen commented on Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Tak...:

I think the problem is Nintendo has not yet figured out why the system is cracked and just simply play some tricks trying to block the flashcard, which show that it's totally meaningless. The best chance for them is when new 3DS was release, at which time flashcard was already available and there was a chance to block it from hardware side. Unfortunately, either Nintendo did nothing or didn't fix the root cause, new 3DS failed to block flashcard. At that time, the game is over, any software update is meaningless if there's hardware defect.



mullen commented on Review: Best of Mahjong (3DS eShop):

@KeeperBvK if not limited to west, Nintendo is going to release Yakuman Phoenix (3DS) on 2/18, which is free to download / limited play, and 1000 yen / 6 months for full experience. However, if you just consider in the west, I don't think it's something likely to happen.



mullen commented on New 3DS and Nintendo-Exclusive Games Stay On T...:

@ryanator008 So you think it's a good practice to disappoint 1/3 of its player and force some of them to buy the model they originally don't want? Do you also think NOE is so stupid to sell regular new 3DS which they can simply force player to switch to new 3DS XL? What if NOA decide to sell regular new 3DS after 6 months? Do you think NOA make a totally wrong decision at that time if that happens and say NOA should not touch regular new 3DS at all?



mullen commented on Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day Str...:

Assuming there are 10 persons on the bus, when the bus entered the first Nintendo Zone, the first person who streetpasses the zone can get 5 new tags, and the second person can get 4 new tags plus 1 tag from the first person (or may not), and the third person can only get 3 new tags... You can see what's the problem with many people going to the same Nintendo Zone at the same time. Another issue is that organized streetpass groups. I doubt if they can find enough groups and members showing on the way regularly. If that's something easy, streetpass should no longer be a problem and the bus is not that necessary. Even it's possible, every 3ds can only get 10 tags each time, which means if the players there can't clean up their tags in time, there are still some attendees can't get tags.



mullen commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

FYI, before it closes, Japanese Club Nintendo will provide an original 3DS download game called ニッキーの旅するクイズ (Nikki's Journey Quiz) for 80 points. For anyone who still have some JP Club Points, save it for this game because you probably can't find it anywhere else.



mullen commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I don't know as players, why so many of them talks about marketing. The question is as simple as: do you or any of your friends want to by a regular new 3DS if it's available in NA? If nobody want to bother about it, it's done. But I found at least 1/3 of players want it and really disappointed. That's the matter. It's true that maybe half of them will be forced to buy new 3DS XL, which means NOA only lose 1/6 of the total potential buyers, but on the other hand, don't forget that the one who got regular new 3DS will more likely to throw more money in all on the device because of the cover plate.



mullen commented on Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in J...:

Not only it's too expensive (almost $30), if you checked the demo video in eShop (not sure now, but at least when it was first available), the demo video is in 2D (not 3D) and in English (not Japanese). It just gave me a feel that Nintendo don't want to sell this, just simply throw something Disney gave to the shelf.



mullen commented on Weirdness: The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Craz...:

ORAS intentionally provide multiply hints to the players that the stories happen in a totally different dimension than original RS, I just thought it should already be a commonsense until I saw there are still so many comments that strongly against it.
It's still too early to say how many dimensions are there, but it's clearly that there are different dimensions and new stories and further titles will based on this theory. It's not a big matter if the players aware of that or not, but it's highly likely that the script writers will create new games based on it to convince at least themselves and players that treat the story seriously.



mullen commented on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bug Allows Miiverse ...:

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai 2 in JP used to be able to post screenshots on MiiVerse. However, there's an very easy way to post real life photo from the game, and Nintendo just simplely shut down the screenshot feature of that community, without any patches or so. That's terrible because there're so many really cute moments in the game that you want to share with others and if you beat a prefect or really high score you also want to share that with others.

I'm not sure when Project Mirai comes to NA what will happen with the community.



mullen commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

As someone who got the JP version full game, I'd say that there's no way to switch D-pad and circle pad (D-pad is used for taunting.) You can switch the functions of ABXYLR, and turn on/off the circle-pad's up as jump. That's all you can do currently. However, it's possible that the game will add more options in future updates.



mullen commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

Already downloaded the game this morning. However, I'm still interested in the demo version, especially I want to know if there's any region lock for local play.
However, I can see one problem. If the demo is still limited to 30 times, that will be a huge problem for this demo. With JP demo, you should not worry about 30 times because there's only 3 days. But for US version, 30 times for 2 or 3 weeks may be just far from enough for some players.



mullen commented on Famitsu Releases Dossier on Sherlock Holmes' A...:

According to the source material, Ryunosuke Naruhodou visited London. Also, the Japanese heroine studied at London. For the roles, I think Ryunosuke Naruhodou and Sherlock Holmes are both the main characters, just like that Phoenix Wright x Professor Layton (also from London!). Do you still remember the demo video of this game released earlier? It says founder x ancestor, and the source material reveals that the ancestor is Ryunosuke and founder is Holmes.



mullen commented on The Japanese New 3DS Packaging Is Both Cute An...:

@KnightRider666 I also want to know that. I currently have more than 250 and hope that new 3DS can remove that limitation. I think if the reason for old 3DS is because that the hardware can't handle too much software, there should be no such excuse for new 3DS. The only question is whether Nintendo is too lazy to make this modification.



mullen commented on North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its P...:

Just check JP Club Nintendo, great new physical rewards almost every month. Yoshi plush, Super Mario Tape, Club Nintendo Touch Pen, ? Block Rubber Coaster, NES Notebook, and this month, they got a Shopping Bag with Mario's enemys on it.



mullen commented on UK And Australian Pricing For Nintendo's Amiib...:

Will Amiibo be region-locked? Let's say, if I buy a JP version Super Smash Bros 3DS, will it be possible to use US version Amiibo?
I know it's sounds ridicules, but I think I will not be surprised either way.



mullen commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@AVahne About the optional region-lock, as far as I know, there are 2 games can be considered as "optional". One is the famous Louvre guide, another is not as famous: Zelda OOT Chinese version, which can be played on both Traditional Chinese region and Simplified Chinese region (that's 2 regions, and only this one title is playable on both systems). You may notice that both games are published by Nintendo, so if that's optional, that's only optional for Nintendo.
Btw, I also saw a post years ago from a publisher that said they want the game to be available for all regions but Nintendo doesn't allow it.



mullen commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

Whatever, I never believed the rumor from the first time I heard it. Even that was true, unless you can access different eShops from any 3DS, that's still useless for me (eShop version is cheaper (without shipping fee) and has some exclusive titles).
I just hope Nintendo can drop the region-lock for local wireless play. I was told even the latest Kirby Fighter Z has region-lock when local play with different versions... I think only few games from Nintendo like Animal Crossing and Pokémon doesn't have region lock for local play.
I hope Super Smash Bros 3DS can be one of them. I plan to play the JP version first then buy the US version, and I hope I can then simply give one of my 3DS to my friend and battle.



mullen commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

I don't care about this game, so whatever.
I also want to say if the game manufacture show no respect to this platform, there's no need to care about them. Really, even if you beg them, and they port certain version, they may just give you something really bad and there's very few chance for next version or updates. Why should you pay them for such a bad product and attitude?
Just forget it, no need to mention it, either as news or as discussion.



mullen commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@ChuJelly You're right, that the new adaptive brightness feature, the screen will get darker in dark environment. Actually I noticed this feature several times, but each time I tried to summarize all the features of new 3ds, I always forgot it -_-. So I can understand why nobody talk about it (no, I can't).



mullen commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

For the new exclusive games, I think most of games will not be in this category. No matter what, game developer and publisher still want to earn as much as possible, so there is not way they exclude the large install base that already there. The only possible reason that there's exclusive game is that they game really need extra power, like Xenoblade. I also think it's possible that Nintendo may release some other Wii games as new 3DS exclusive, since it will not cost a lot to port the game and they usually require more power. But other games, either 1st party new titles, or 3rd party games, should still be playable on old 3DS as that's the only way to earn more.
However, I also think it's possible that new games will have something exclusive on new 3DS. For example, maybe next Pokemon will be able to be 3D all the time on new model, but still partial 3D on old model.



mullen commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

@Jazzer94 I think nobody answered your question yet. According to official website, the camera's resolution is still the same. However, the performance in dark environment is improved a bit
Another change is the front camera, there is a infrared LED next to it, which can help the camera recognize the position of player's face in dark environment (but I think it will not be helpful for the image quality)



mullen commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

I personally don't mind this DLC. Actually I like it. However, I still want to say I can understand other players who may against it if Nintendo can't do it right (since at this time, we don't know how exactly it works). 1. Is this DLC really optional, or this DLC is bundled with many other improvements? If that's the latter case, you can't say it's optional because all the improvement are important. In the worst case, you must have it to play online. 2. Can you optionally block this DLC when playing online, or if your opponent use this car, you have no way but accept that? If it's the latter case, that means not only the DLC is not optional but also not avoidable. I hope Nintendo does the former case for both my questions. Once again, I don't mind real world cars at all, and I probably will use that car, but I can full understand that there are players that don't want them, and I hope Nintendo do the right thing that doesn't bother them.