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A Nintendo Fan, Obviously

Male, 21, United States

I'm a young man who likes Nintendo and Donkey Kong, Mario, and Wario in particular. I also like Disney. I'm a reader, writer, music fan, and Christian.

Fri 23rd July, 2010

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NintyMan commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

I agree with this article. I don’t think Nintendo’s abandoning Wii U soon. For all we know this Nintendo Direct may have some big surprises, and that’s not counting E3. A big game like Super Mario 3D World was announced at E3 and released later that year, so the same could very-well happen again. I remember when Miyamoto, even though it was before Zelda’s delay, commented that there would be plenty of games for Wii U in 2015. There’s still opportunities soon for Nintendo to show more of what they’re giving.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

Here comes Mewtwo and the big Smash Bros. Wii U update! They need to bring up the Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 DLC pack and a firm release date for Splatoon too. Yoshi’s Woolly World and Mario Maker need to be shown again. Anything new will be a bonus to me.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I think Nintendo should be smart enough to realize that pushing off Zelda would make it more difficult for themselves as a business later this year. I'm sure they thought long and hard about this, both the developers and the businessmen within Nintendo. It definitely wasn't an easy decision.

Maybe they will have another major game alongside Star Fox later this year that we don't know about? This E3 is now even more wide-open for Nintendo as far as new game possibilities. A major game can still be announced and released later this year. What if a new Metroid was announced this E3 and released this November? Even when they're focusing more on this year, that could still happen.



NintyMan commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

@LtAldoRaine: Aonuma's already confirmed that the hand-holding won't return.

I still don't understand why they won't show it at E3. This may be a huge game, but would it really hurt showing some footage even if it could change? Other Nintendo developers don't have a problem with that.



NintyMan commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I'm not surprised and I'm okay with the delay as it will make it a better game. That's what delays are meant for.

The decision to not even show it at E3 2015, though, I disagree with. They should have shown at least some of it. E3 is for work-in-progress games anyway, so I don't see why it would hurt as it would generate more hype even if things could still change.



NintyMan commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

My top ten Nintendo 3DS games so far:
1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
2. Kid Icarus: Uprising
3. Super Mario 3D Land
4. Kirby: Triple Deluxe
5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
7. Tomodachi Life
8. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
9. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:

I thought I'd rather have TTYD on Wii U, but I actually wouldn't mind it for 3DS if there was to be a new Paper Mario for Wii U in the future, which is definitely possible. Regardless, I'd still be convinced to buy it the moment it was announced. The first Paper Mario is my favorite, but TTYD is still a fantastic game.



NintyMan commented on Interview: Nintendo and Nd Cube on Bowser, ami...:

It sounds like they won't abandon the car mechanic anytime soon. While I don't mind old-school, individualistic Mario Party myself, I understand why it's better. Waiting for the other player's turns could get boring sometimes. The car ensures that it keeps the players interesting. I wouldn't mind it at all if they offered both styles of play in a future Mario Party, though.

I found it interesting how they take characters from other Mario games into Mario Party. The Goombrat, a weird-looking enemy only seen in one or two levels in NSMBU, is featured fairly commonly in Mario Party 10.

I'm sure there's all kinds of ideas for minigames if people look for them. Even though it's probably gotten more difficult after so many years, there should still be even more ideas out there for more in the future.



NintyMan commented on Video: The Minimum Percentages to KO with Jigg...:

I encountered a Jigglypuff player online once in Smash Bros. Wii U who used Rest pretty well. It wasn't fun. I ended up trying to avoid him toward the end of the match. It was bad enough that it was in For Glory.

My sister has always been a Jigglypuff player and it really takes some skill. Besides the difficulty executing Rest, it's also tough that if Jigglypuff's shield breaks, it's always KOed. I rarely break a shield, but that's a notable weakness. Still, Jigglypuff can be deadly if mastered, just like any Smash Bros. character.



NintyMan commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

I'm a lot like Ron; I'm more of a single-player person. I also wasn't personally interested in this game at first when it was announced. But it has been growing on me recently, and especially by the steady news updates. The more I learned about Splatoon, I more I liked it. Now I'll definitely get the game this May and will likely love it!



NintyMan commented on Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Cons...:

Maybe Smash Bros. would have increased Takmaru's popularity like it did for Marth, Roy, and Lucas? At least he's an assist trophy.

I mainly wanted K. Rool because Smash Bros. needed more villains along with the DK series needing another character. Even if it had to be Dixie, that would still be a third one. Donkey Kong Country has been back since 2010 with Returns, then the 3D remake, and then Tropical Freeze.



NintyMan commented on Mysterious Murasame Castle's Takamaru Was Cons...:

Takamaru was on my list of wanted Smash Bros. characters, so this is too bad. Still, my suspicions were right. There was something about his highly-detailed assist trophy appearance and fancy music remix that made me think he was seriously considered. Too bad that this happened at the start of development and long before The Mysterious Murasame Castle would release outside of Japan. If it was already on the eShop, Sakurai might have put him in.

My most wanted newcomer was King K. Rool, but I would've accepted another DK character like Dixie Kong at this point. I still believe the DK series should have gotten at least a third character.



NintyMan commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

Not only am I looking forward to Mewtwo, but the Miiverse stage and sharing custom stages as well. I keep seeing great custom stages on Miiverse that I want people to play on. I hope there's a Nintendo Direct next week!



NintyMan commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

I'm sure Nintendo will handle using its IP on smart devices just fine. DeNA handling the next membership program also seems positive, considering their experience. NX sounds interesting to say the least and is possibly a unified console, which is the bulk of what it makes it exciting. New hardware from Nintendo is almost always going to be exciting, though.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

This "NX" console is intriguing indeed. It's a mystery whether it's a console, handheld, or both in one. I kind of hope it's a unified console.

I wish there was a Nintendo Direct soon to explain more of this week's news to the fans.



NintyMan commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Sheds Light on His Developmen...:

Miyamoto once again shows his devotion to gameplay and innovation over just making games on the fly to get a quick buck. If only more in the game industry thought like him!

It's interesting to read his comment about books.



NintyMan commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

I admit; I used to be disgusted with the idea of Nintendo making smartphone games. But when I thought like that, I was thinking more of Nintendo doing that on a major scale with bigger games and consoles being neglected. That’s not what Nintendo’s doing here. Nintendo along with DeNA will make smartphone games, but Nintendo’s still going to continue to make bigger, better games for 3DS and Wii U. It’s not going to take a massive amount of Nintendo’s energy and resources. It’ll be an important process, sure, but not to the point that it’ll become half of what Nintendo’s doing. It’ll be a “third pillar” in the sense that it’s an extra way to make profit and entice customers to play bigger, better games on 3DS and Wii U, along with this mysterious “NX” console.

Ultimately, I trust Nintendo with reaching out to smartphones correctly. Nintendo and DeNA seem to have invested heavily in each other, and they’re not going to take this lightly. Even if this doesn’t work out that well, at least Nintendo’s making an effort instead of none at all.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Sma...:

Nintendo obviously can't abandon their current consoles. Once again, the bigger, better games will still be on Wii U and 3DS and these smartphone games will be like marketing tools to point to them.

Still, Nintendo could make some pretty good smartphone games.



NintyMan commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I would be pretty happy with a unified console. I'd have to see more and experience more to be further convinced, but having it all in one place sounds appealing, and even if I were to take it out of the home, that would be nice.

I'm in no rush to see such a thing at all though, as I'm still enjoying Wii U and 3DS and could hopefully get a New 3DS XL in a few weeks. NX will be shown in 2016, but it could take another year. I want to at least enjoy 3DS and Wii U a couple more years before the next new thing.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

As I’ve already stated numerous times, the DeNA plans are just going to be marketing tools for Nintendo to try to appeal to smart phone and tablet players that they could get bigger, better games on a Nintendo console if they like it. More marketing is something people want Nintendo to do anyway. It’s misguided to think that this will downgrade Nintendo’s quality games. DeNA is making the games partly themselves and Nintendo will still make their own games. Stop the uneasiness.

The “NX” console itself is a sign that Nintendo’s legacy of quality games will continue, as it sounds rather ambitious and certainly not for bite-sized phone games.



NintyMan commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

Great article; it hits on a lot of questions people would have.

All this is is a marketing tactic to try to bring more people to a Nintendo console. Even if they don't win many new customers, at least Nintendo is making an effort to reach out to this audience instead of not making an effort at all. They're still going to make bigger, better games on Nintendo's own systems. Who knows, maybe these Nintendo smart phone games will be pretty good for what they will be?

Now this "NX" console is interesting to say the least. I think that thing will try to combine a console and handheld in one. It's murky right now, but it's certainly possible.

Nintendo has some interesting days ahead!



NintyMan commented on Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Eve...:

Each of these games are going to be like marketing ploys to entice more people. It's like Nintendo saying to someone playing a smart phone Mario game, "Like that little Mario game? How about playing a bigger, better Mario game on 3DS?"

As long as they're still making those bigger, better games, I don't care about them doing this. And they're showing absolutely no indication they're abandoning Nintendo games as we know them. Nintendo's just striking a moderate approach to the other market that will serve as a marketing tool.

Even if they don't win many new customers, at least they're appealing to the smart phone market instead of not appealing at all. Many people have wanted them to reach out to the smart phone market, not just cynical analysts, but real fans as well. Nintendo can't ignore them.



NintyMan commented on Reaction: DeNA and Its Games With Disney:

I don't feel interested in these kinds of games, but it's an option. It's just another way for Nintendo to make money. There's still going to be bigger, better games on Nintendo consoles. I don't see why people are so worried about that.

Nintendo wants its character IP to expand and grow to a bigger audience. To someone playing this game, Nintendo would say "Like that little Mario game? How about playing a bigger Mario game on a 3DS or Wii U?" Each of these little games are basically going to be marketing ploys.



NintyMan commented on Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefin...:

Whoa, this "NX" console sounds radical. Nintendo has some major restructuring ahead, which they've already started to an extent with the merger of handheld and console divisions.

As long as they still make bigger, better games for a mainstream console, I'm fine with this.



NintyMan commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

Nintendo's going for a middle-of-the-road approach in which it'll get involved heavily in the smartphone and tablet market, but still make meatier games for game handhelds. It all sounds like a good step in the right direction to me. Although they're making bite-size games exclusive to these devices, something has to be done to make a better reach to it, and quite a few wanted Nintendo to do this anyway, so this will be like a extra source of revenue. The market is very competitive and other companies apparently tried and didn't quite make it, but there is an appeal to Nintendo IP that could make a good splash in that market. Nintendo's still dedicated to making regular games.

Now this new membership program could be interesting. I don't know what that will have except for better discounts on games, like what Nintendo teased last year.



NintyMan commented on Satoru Iwata Emphasizes That There Are "No Exc...:

Nintendo's trying to take advantage of smartphones and tablets without compromising its game-making for them. Sounds good, as quite a few want them to take advantage of such devices. The fact that they're still conscious about making meatier games for game handhelds is very good, though. This will ensure they try to take a middle-road.



NintyMan commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

I'm still getting the game and I'm a Mario Party fan and liked 9. It still sounds a lot better than island Tour.

The only disappointing thing that stands out to me is there being only 10 Bowser minigames. The amiibo boards are pretty cool and as close to traditional Mario Party as you're going to get.

Online Mario Party would be a train wreck. It would only work in a minigame mode.



NintyMan commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

I have no doubt that this will be on Wii U. They'd have to considering all the demand and the fact that the game they're taking inspiration from was on a Nintendo console. This game has a lot of promise, and I hope they can deliver.



NintyMan commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

I agree that Nintendo has plenty to talk about in a new Direct. I expect there should be one in the next week or so. Games like Yoshi's Woolly World and Mario Maker should be brought up again, especially the former. Woolly World has had nothing about it said since last E3. It got a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, so it should be a pretty important game. I could see Mario Maker getting it's own Direct. Both games should have release dates announced, along with a firm date for Splatoon sometime in May.

The Smash Bros. DLC should be around the corner as we've gotten our soundtracks now. Sakurai is probably taking his sweet time testing Mewtwo, but I still feel the update could be a month or so away. It should be out before the next wave of Mario Kart 8 DLC in late May. It wouldn't hurt to learn more about that too.