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Male, 25, United States

I'm a relic of the past, back after not being active in a few years. I do active LetsPlay over on my shared youtube:

Sat 23rd Feb 2008

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Objection commented on Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why t...:

I really, really wish I found the MH games fun. I've given the series 3 shots on 3 different systems and each time I found the combat awkward and the grinding boring. But they are well put together from an infrastructure perspective and I'm glad they're doing well, especially on Nintendo systems.



Objection commented on Video: Smash Bros. Characters Recast in an Att...:

A lot of hate on here for Attack on Titan. Why? It's a really-well drawn, well-paced adaptation of the manga. It ends abruptly but it will likely have a second season (based on the still-running manga. Interesting that so many prefer the manga, as it does have the original great twists and all but the art is pretty mediocre.) As for this video, I also wish it more matched the SSB characters to the original opening, similar to what someone did with TF2 but it's still good animation.



Objection commented on SEGA Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Atlus'...:

SEGA: I don't want them near SMT. They're not doing super well themselves and they're not great at localizing things.
Nintendo: I like SMT on handhelds but I don't want them to have exclusvity. Mainly because I want my console SMT on not the Wii U.
SONY: Hey lookit all the hate from the "I've only owned Nintendo" people! I'd like Sony to have console exclusivity if possible. I know that's not how rights and all work, but best option imo would be for SONY to get console exclusivity or stakes, and Nintendo to get handheld exclusivity or stakes. (The Vita and Wii U just aren't selling and aren't very compelling imo either.)



Objection commented on Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To S...:

@dogpigfish- They don't match the values...? Then why is SMT IV, Strange Journey and Soul Hackers on the (3)DS exclusively? Nintendo occasionally has relationships with "mature" publishers, like CAPCOM early in the GCN days and with Platinum and its Bayonetta 2. Nintendo itself doesn't make Mature ("sadistic") games but they are more than up for other developers making it for them and their system(s.)



Objection commented on New Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Trailers Re...:

Stop being butthurt, Community. Geez.

Anyway, I'm surprised but it's probably the ESRB being over cautious. I've long thought we need a Teen+ rating since E10 largely replaced the old Teen without having a Text Adventure Mystery game get an Adult rating. (I'm aware that this also has a C CERO and 16 PEGI fyi.)

I do hope that this is part of the game trying new things instead of being needlessly or style-breakingly violent/whatever.

I don't think the rating will effect sales in the same way it would if it was retail. You can enter any age on the eshop in my experience. (I'm too lazy to add my exact age each time.)



Objection commented on Nintendo May Have Eased Off On Its Claims To '...:

@SkywardLink98 Well-spoken, that's exactly how I feel about it. People DO buy games based off impressions in videos, whether it be reviews or LPs. There's no way to measure what % or whatnot, but it's there. To those saying LPs shouldn't make money...unless they're good? Who is the judge of that? The only ones that make any money are the ones with hundreds or thousands of views per video anyway.
Disclaimer: I am a Let's Player, although I technically haven't made any money off of it yet. (There's a threshold before you see a cent and I'm not quite there.)



Objection commented on StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Brings New Paid Do...:

A) Nintendo already gave us Find Mii II for free, which was cool and a huge improvement on the original. (Still hoping for FM III in a yea or so.)

B) Having not seen them in any form and obv not played them here in NA, just off the description, these minigames do seem a little overpriced.



Objection commented on Talking Point: E3 Exposed the Strains of Ninte...:

Nintendo having trouble developing HD games requiring large teams? Welcome to 2006 Nintendo, glad you finally got here. That's what the extra $10 (20% increase) is for, to pay for higher development costs.
Also, it's definitely hard to develop multiple games for everyone's satisfaction but y'know, if you planned your launches better and stopped rushing them (i.e. 3DS and WiiU,) there'd be more games available and people would buy more (and hopefully there'd be less of a gap in releases, too.)



Objection commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

If it's 5 levels, then I'll concede that point.
Nintendo has had their chance to show its world premiere and get us excited about it. If I (and it seems many others) aren't seeing "freshness," then Nintendo should have promoted it better (had a better trailer, more varied demo levels, etc.) Nintendo doesn't "owe" us anything, agreed, but if they want our purchase (I certainly don't owe them one) then they have to work for it.
I get what you're saying but if you don't want people to judge anything off of demos and trailers, you picked the wrong week to be interested in games.
edit: I'm not doing the game any favors. I don't care about it. I'll just wait until it comes out, and if it looks good then, I'll buy it. But I'm at the point where it feel likes "just another Mario" and as much as I enjoy the games, I don't financially support entertainment that feels like "just another."



Objection commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

@Wiilovepeace It's called an intro, NL uses them all the time. It sets the tone and, in this case, brings to mind other elements that the writer can then reference without later passages losing pace. They get all the good things of the series referenced early so they can later avoid all the name drops, etc. of what they felt was missing.
Is the article a bit brief? Sure, but so is the demo. As far as I've heard and watched, it's two levels. Is it a perfect breakdown? Subjective. On your last point, I can see what you mean about comparing to full games instead of its own merits but Super Mario 3D World started that. Look at its title, even. It's not going off its own merits to begin with. It wants to bring back the nostalgia of other games such as Super Mario World and SML 3D. Nintendo is doing that! It's one of the Mario series' selling points. The article is simply stating that they are relying too much on that instead of trying as much new stuff as they did in certain entries (Sunshine & Galaxy especially, but even NSMB2 looks more fresh to me than this game so far)-at this point that they can evaluate, which is the two level demo.



Objection commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

@WiiLovePeace- Wait, so because they didn't gush about a game that's not yet got them excited (they have time to improve of course) that makes this article low quality? Wow. Flippin' wow. I didn't know that was what differing opinions (oh yeah, and they've played this game and you haven't) equaled to today's NL members.
@ACK You're not wrong in that, actually. It's not that I didn't know this but I did forget to what a large extent the main reason the Wii was so successful was all those casual audience/families buying the system. I do wonder if they'll do the same in as high a numbers though.



Objection commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

This game will be fine but it's not anything new and it's not likely to convince that many people who don't already have a WiiU to do so. You Nintendo apologists are deluding yourselves.



Objection commented on Review: Mighty Switch Force! 2 (3DS eShop):

@People complaining that it got a lower score for being more of the same.
: Yes, let's reward lazy sequels with the same score as the original because we want the same stuff over and over. When I saw they added the fire/hose concept, it looked more interesting to me than the original. But if it's practically the same levels or same kind of levels with a new skin, that's not as good as the original which (for all the reasons I wasn't huge on it) was a creative game.
If anything, the fans of the original are the ones not being objective, not Phil.
@Phil-Well-worded sequel, good detail on the approach and level reuse.



Objection commented on Poll: Which Wii U E3 Game Has Impressed You th...:

There was nothing wrong with what Nintendo showed, it was fine and a solid roster of sequels. It didn't remotely impress me, though. The only game that sort of made me want a WiiU was X and that seems a ways off.
It saddens me a bit because I want to be more excited about Nintendo and the WiiU but everything felt "samey" to me. For some people, more of the same is enough. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but I wanted something more new and exciting, even if it was a new twist on an existing IP.



Objection commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

@mahe- Specifically, have you played any of Naughty Dogs games? It's cool and all that you claim you play all the systems (I was never calling any one individual out, but an opinion faction here on this page) but have you played any of the games explicitly referred to in this article on the non-Nintendo side? If so, what made them so undesirable to you?

Also, to whomever called Uncharted a QTE fest and then praised Disaster DOC-you're being rather silly. They're both fun games, but Disaster has way more of that stuff (QTE and button mashing) and is in general a weaker game than those it borrows from.



Objection commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

Wow, so many people seem to be hating on The Last of Us and the like because they've never played a non-Nintendo game and are insecure that other companies might do some aspects of game creation (in this case, compelling narratives, especially those that use...gasp...dialogue) much better.

Mature doesn't have to be super gory or sexual, but deeper or more thought-provoking than "okay rescue the princess because its the princess."



Objection commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

The article is calling for an increase in variety. Nintendo is the best at colorful, fun, simple-story adventures but rarely branches out of that. At a certain point, the Marios and thte Donkey Kongs and the Zeldas start to blur into each other, not because the gameplay is verbatim or they're bad, but because I'm getting practically the same feel or experience from them. This is what Metroid Prime did back when that was a thing. We had some Resident Evils on the GCN and early Wii that were well-done. They don't have to be Mature, or pander to that audience but we do need more "New" or "Different." And personally, half of a game's quality for me comes from a good narrative or related experience.



Objection commented on Guys, This Is How You Make A Live-Action Zelda...:

There was no blood, so this is really only PG13 violence. In their own time, Ocarina and WindWaker seemed as violent as this.

I thought the video was well-done for a fan production, barely below professional. But Nintendo will never make film versions of their works, so yeah.

@MadAdam81 Ew, don't make movies anything like those adaptations.



Objection commented on Mutant Mudds Deluxe Will Cost Less Than Ten Bucks:

I feel bad for the people who live in areas where they get taxed on eshop, but please stop complaining that this makes the game "more than $10." Practically everything is taxed anyway so to bring it up is kind of moot anyway. Everything is $X + tax.
EDIT: are eshop cards sold in stores taxed? Is that the reference? Because buying credit via credit/debit card is not (at least, in my state.) It's pretty easy and safe to set up and use a debit card, so I'd recommend it, boys and gals. (Think you only have to be 16.)



Objection commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Sum...:

@JaxonH "I simply do not understand why there are so many people stuck on boycotting Rayman Legends, and even Ubisoft games in general. A good game is a good game, BE GLAD THEY'RE BRINGING IT AT ALL!"

See, this is how I feel about people passing on AA5 because of CAPCOM and the download-only thing.

RE: Article-- I also kind of read the title as "big games you can play this summer." Maybe 3 titles fall into that. looks like more waiting for you poor Wii U owners. I wish it wasn't so, myself. I want to get one when it has more than a few exclusive games but at this rate that won't be in its first year.



Objection commented on Video: A Young Person Plays Super Metroid:

So here's my bit, intended to be constructive criticism. Article was, as many have said, lacking.
The video was decent and in its quips, is actually a good satire of modern gaming. Although I would suggest a more high-energy narration for something like this. This isn't the History Channel, nor was that the joke. You mimic ZERO PUNCTUATION's editing style but then are very lackluster in voice. A shame, as the script was well-written.

On a completely different note, it does amuse me that Super Metroid and the VC in general is pretty much Nintendo's "new games" for the Wii U since launch, so in some ways, the video is ironically accurate: we should be getting more than this in 2013.



Objection commented on Talking Point: Wii U vs Xbox One - Online Requ...:

RE: Yama debate thing: Sure, if everyone had the money to buy everything full-price, they would. But people don't and what's more, even if they did, they wouldn't because there's a finite amount of space and time. The markets are built around accepting this. Hence, sales and renting and borrowing and secondary markets (eBay is my s---!) abound and are not a bad thing per se.

RE: Xbox One. Atrocity. One bad idea after another. I don't think I need to go into why each one is awful (and I'm not just hating here, I legitimately shudder for each if they were to become the norm) but the worst is how games have been reduced to...installs and multiple purchases for the same physical thing. Sickeningly stupid and greedy. In attempts to make more money, Microsoft will likely find themselves in a distant third, even to the slow-selling Wii-U. Shame, they did quite well this generation (I recognize this even though I'm more of a PS3 gamer) and now I can honestly see this as being their Dreamcast Swansong.



Objection commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies ...:

With any game, it is up to the gamer to chose to purchase it or not.
I HATE download-only myself and I avoid it whenever I can. I am not a fan of Nintendo's "account" system.
But like they say with any system or service, it's all about the games.

If you'd rather let a series die off so you can "punish" a Company, that's your choice. (I dislike CAPCOM myself but not THAT much.) But I'd rather enjoy my game and hope that it's enough support to see more of this series that I have been a fan of for longer than this site has been around. :3

For those upset that it might be near to full retail, the AA games aren't really known for going down in price any time soon, although I agree that download versions should be cheaper (if only $5) than their physical counterparts.

P.S.: This is not attacking or addressing anyone, just replying to the negative sentiment of the download-only status.



Objection commented on Thomas Was Alone Creator Responds To Nintendo ...:

RE: article.
See, I think he has a great point. Nintendo will make a few bucks off of the ad revenue, sure (seriously, though, just a few bucks, excepting the top 5 groups or so, LPers make next to nothing,) but people will stop covering their games to a degree that they're losing free publicity. And LPs CAN get people interested in a game enough to buy it. I know I've bought about a half dozen games I had no intention of until I saw someone LP it. I know that's not any sales guarantee, but something these companies should consier before they bring down the hammer.

P.S.: Yes, I'm pleased that Nintendo chose this action over just removing videos, but it's still not the decision I think is best for anyone/everyone (including Ninty) in the long run.



Objection commented on Nintendo Claiming Ad Revenue On YouTube User-G...:

This will make Nintendo a quick buck and then in the longterm (if you can even call it that) will backfire. Already, many LPers I know have stopped doing LPs or even the same amount of coverage of Nintendo (whether its opinion, reviews, etc) because they don't want Nintendo taking their ad revenue.

Is Nintendo within their legal right to do this? 95% yes. But the few bucks they get off of this is going to cost them a lot of free publicity.



Objection commented on Nintendo Shares Drop After E3 Press Conference:

@hydeks- what did they announce that was different? just about everything is a sequel that we already knew about or something nonoriginal and non-exciting.

We DO expect Nintendo to be unique. They just didn't show any content (not to be confused with the WiiU features announced, which were decent) that was.