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Octane

Octane

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Octane

#3

Octane commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I don't really care for amiibo. I certainly don't have to room to display dozens of figurines, so even if I did buy them they'd most likely end up in a box anyway. Cards are a good alternative. The concept isn't strange at all, people have been collecting cards for ages, they're cheaper to produce and easier to use. I've said it last year, and I'll say it again; I'm interested.

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#4

Octane commented on Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgott...:

Monument Valley is a pretty good game. Threes and Heartstone were pretty popular as well.

The only 3DS game that I can think of that would be eligible for this list would be Super Smash Bros., but let's face it, the Wii U version is the superior version. So I can understand why it's not included. Pokémon was just more of the same, and the other games, although probably good, were nothing really special.

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#5

Octane commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

Replacing the number with ''great'', ''good'', ''bad'', etc. is not a solution at all. It just turns the number in a word, you're still using the same grading system.

The better (in-depth) reviews are great, but require a great knowledge of the game, of games in general, game design and require a good style of writing. These types of reviews are usually lengthy, and since most people don't bother reading lengthy stuff, so for this site, just stick to the numbers.

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#8

Octane commented on Video: Nintendo Aims to Wow North American Vie...:

@BensonUii Kirby: Canvas Curse was called Kirby: Power Paintbrush in Europe. The European title was probably changed to match the European name of Canvas Curse. Just like how Canvas Curse and Rainbow Curse are called ''Touch! Kirby'' and Touch! Kirby: Super Rainbow'' in Japan.

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#9

Octane commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:

Metroid would work better as a movie I think..

Anyway, about live-action, that's something that suits games like Metroid, F-Zero and Zelda rather well. I knows there's plenty of cartoon fans, but a big budget live-action movie would be amazing (although quite risky). I've said this in the forums. Perhaps this is the marketing Nintendo should make use of. So many people watch tv series these days, if this is the way to create a bigger audience for the lesser known franchises as Metroid and F-Zero, then I'm in for it.

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#15

Octane commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topp...:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker sold 38,265 and 27,949 copies respectively during their first week in Japan. So these Kirby sales aren't half as bad as you might think.
Kirby even outsold Wind Waker HD with about 2000 copies.

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#18

Octane commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

@dizzy_boy I haven't played the W101 demo, but I've heard a lot of people say that the demo was worse than the actual game and that it doesn't give an accurate representation of the game; Partly due to the game's nature. Although I can see the benefits of demos, it might also create a false image of a game.

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#22

Octane commented on Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in...:

@Hy8ogen In short: Pokémon 2. Although the monsters (or Yo-Kai) seem to be more like sentient trouble-makers. They are all based of Japanese spirits or monsters from Japanese mythology. I think the catching and battling is still a big part of the game, although the battle mechanics seem to be more unique.

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#35

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@Quorthon I agree, but I was more talking about the durations of handheld consoles. For home consoles the story is different; Nintendo, MS, and Sony release their consoles roughly around the same time. For the handheld market, Nintendo is really the only one to decide when the generation ends.

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#36

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@Quorthon I don't really consider mobile phones as handheld consoles, just as I don't consider a PC a home console. The only other handheld console on the market is the PS Vita. I agree that the upcoming mobile market has affected the handheld market, but I don't consider them the same thing for reasons stated above.

@RoomB31 The GameBoy Color, with over 400 original (exclusive) games? I don't think that's just an extension anymore. For the same reason, the GBA can be seen as a extension of the GB as well. I think most people can agree that the original GameBoy is a fourth generation console, whereas the GBC is a fifth generation console.

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#38

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@RoomB31 Well, the GameBoy Colour was introduced in 1998, the GameBoy Advance in 2001, and the Nintendo DS in 2004. Whilst the DS might have been the handheld console for 7 years, the GBC and GBA only lasted 3 years. The original GameBoy on the other hand, lasted for about 9 years. The handheld market is less predictable when it comes to the duration of a generation. Nintendo has almost a monopoly on this market, if they want to end the current generation and start a new one, they can.

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#39

Octane commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

@vitalemrecords It is the same GamePad, the screen wasn't recorded in real time and was edited later on over the GamePad. It wasn't done accurately and the screen appears larger than it should be. Actually, it even overlaps the Y button and part of the d-pad. It isn't a different GamePad, just a regular one that was badly edited.

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#41

Octane commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

People complain Skylanders / Disney Infinity game is too expensive to play, yet want Nintendo to do the same thing... I'd rather not see Nintendo create an amiibo exclusive game, as the whole premise of amiibo is that they are not glorified DLC.

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#42

Octane commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

Before everyone's going mental over this, let's just wait and see. We already knew some amiibo were going to be more limited than others. However, as this is the first wave, and since there's still demand, it's likely that they'll reproduce some of the rarer amiibo of the first wave as well. Calm down.

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#43

Octane commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

@Peach64 Star Fox, as a mostly on-rail shooter, shouldn't take as long to develop as a game like Zelda or Xenoblade. With a dedicated team behind the project, I'm sure they are able to develop a Star Fox game in about 1.5 years.

Still, I wouldn't expect a 50-hour game. Most on-rail shooters are pretty short, so as long as it takes somewhere near 10 hours to complete I'm fine with it.

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#44

Octane commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

Certainly didn't expect any news this soon. Well, this reconfirms the 2015 release fot those who were doubting.

It looked gorgeous though, from the little details on the trees and grass, to the beautiful sunset. It seems to be a huge world, judging from what they said, bigger than I imagined. And from what I could tell, I love the redesign of the bokoblin. I cannot wait for it!