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Operative

Operative

Never there, Always watching

Male, 20, United States

Gamer, like everyone else here. I play all the games you do. I've stalked the site for quite a while but finally decided to join before E3 2014. Hope to have fun talking with other Nintendo fans. And gaming fans in general

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Wed 28th May, 2014

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#1

Operative commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I'd only clone the Splatoon amiibo since they're the only ones with significant content ( I feel) stuck behind them. Most of them are just for cosmetic purposes and are not worth buying that little device for.

But when they start locking off more and more content behind them, which they will, then I'm all for Amiibo piracy if they can't be bothered to stock them sufficiently.

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#2

Operative commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

It's amazing what people will defend just because Nintendo is doing it. If any other company had the gall to make a discless console I'm betting most of the people praising this would be calling bloody murder, as I'm sure they did when the Xbox One was revealed.

Also, LOL at the people seriously thinking physical media is going to go away. Just like physical books and CD's all went away when things like iTunes and eBooks showed up. People are really desperate to justify every single thing Nintendo does, aren't they.

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#3

Operative commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

It doesn't surprise me at all. All he did was paint the company in a negative light, talk down to the most vocal of fans like us who discuss these things (saying "you people" is never a good thing to do), make one of the most famous developers seem petty and angry towards one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, and essentially called NoJ out on its stupid marketing of the word "new".

I feel really bad for him, and I hope he can eventually find a job he's just as passionate about, but he made multiple mistakes. It wasn't just one thing he said, he said many things that was what most likely landed him past "scolding" straight to termination.

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#5

Operative commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@jaxonh that's ridiculous. No one wants to pay more. If given the option to pay less for the same content, people will always opt for that. I have no idea who in their right mind would say "even though I'm getting two games for the price of one, I sure do wish I could pay full price for both." and Japan is different from the west. The games do well there regardless, meanwhile the west is more wary of the franchise.

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#6

Operative commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH

It wouldn't really surprise me if they gave us both for the price of one. Chances are they'd want to increase value in the West to entice buyers to support the game. Let's be honest, the game already didn't have a very healthy image of being "split in two" whether or not you agree with that statement. This could ensure the success of the game. I'm all for it. Who in their right mind would WANT to spend an extra $40 on a whole other version of a game?

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#7

Operative commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC...:

I'd say Mario Kart 8 is the only shining example. Smash is, in my opinion, going overboard with it. The pricing is not the best, and the costumes, while cool, are not worth their prices.

Splatoon is neither good nor bad. It's had all this finished content since release, they just decided to allow us access to it on a week by week basis. Not bad, but nothing to praise the game over. Admittedly, it is a nice way to keep fans interested. But I don't feel like they were doing me a favor by holding back finished stuff.

Mario Kart 8, however, was great. Over half the base game's worth of content for $15. Great price, great content, a bit of a wait but not as long as some other games.

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#9

Operative commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

I think an HD upgrade for launch day NX's would be amazing. With all the DLC being put out and the increasing audience of Competitive smash, having a game ready for launch of the new console could be a huge success for Nintendo. Of course, people would complain, but considering a number of other publishers have been getting away with re releasing games barely a year old, I think Nintendo should be able to do something similar.

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#10

Operative commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Sean_Aaron

Oh I must have misread when you implied that developers that make more than 1 or 2 games per console are inferior

"Nintendo doesn't do market oversaturation, you'll get maybe one entry in a series per system; possibly two, whereas you can guarantee multiple franchise entries from publishers on other consoles as quickly as they can churn them out"

Lol just going by what you said. It doesn't matter if you didn't get all the games, that doesn't change the fact that Nintendo has been "churning out" multiple Zelda games over the last two years. So yeah, you're a hypocrite.

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#11

Operative commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Sean_Aaron You know, there's been a Zelda game every year, and sometimes multiple times a year, since 2013. Link Between Worlds, Wind Waker HD, Hyrule Warriors, Majora's Mask, TriForce Heroes this year and Hyrule Warriors 3DS at the beginning of Next year. But something tells me you don't mind those because you like the franchise. But somehow other companies releasing games every year is a bad thing?

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#14

Operative commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

@project_dolphin gimmicks aren't inherently bad. But they are not helping Nintendo at all. They are hurting them, at least with the wii u they are. And the 3DS 's gimmick has proven worthless in getting people to buy it. But that's what they are, gimmicks, intended to get people to buy the console.not bad by nature, but tiresome, especially after its shown to not help Nintendo.

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#15

Operative commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

@Aromaiden I totally agree. At the very least, they should stick to the gamepad and make it an optional accessory to the next console so they can continue working on ideas for it, or at least use it for Off Tv play. Instead of coming up with something completely different yet again.

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#16

Operative commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

Innovating implies that whatever they're doing is something the rest of the industry adopts. And that really didn't happen with the tablet controller, 3D, or Wii remote aside from inspire copycats that also didn't take off. No, it's not innovation unless it truly changes how we play games or think about playing games. What Nintendo does is the very definition of gimmicks. Splatoon? Innovation of the shooter genre. Wii U? Console with a gimmick. A fun console, but a gimmick that has proven to be a failure.

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#17

Operative commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

Personally, I think I've had enough of Nintendo's "off-the wall" hardware design. They've had their fun with the wii remote and game pad. I just want something that improves upon standard features, with maybe a little twist.

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#18

Operative commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

"I'm not suggesting for one moment that Nintendo should replace experienced, talented senior executives and staff in Kyoto"

I am. They need to clean out some house and get fresher minds in there. Or simply add western ideas to the mix instead of having a boardroom filled with super conservative japanese people that don't know the first thing about what western markets want.

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#22

Operative commented on Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Met...:

I really liked Other M's gameplay. Lots of fun. I'm astounded that Hunters is the only Metroid game to feature online multiplayer. If Nitnendo cared enough to flesh the idea out, the online multiplayer on a console Metroid could be a HUGE selling point. Like a cross between Halo or Unreal tournament. They really should consider it for the next game.

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#23

Operative commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Bravo on the title and article. People need to realize that power isn't just prettier games. It's also how a console just performs. Imagine being able to bring up miiverse instantly because of available console multi tasking? Or a faster eShop loading? There's so much Nintendo can improve with power aside from graphics.

As for the content of the article, it's true that most consumers go for either cutting edge or cheaper, throwaway experiences. And all signs point to another Wii situation. But I think Nintendo is making a big mistake thinking cheaper will mean better for them. But we will see. I think their brand is too damaged to be taken seriously by the majority of PS4/One players if it's weaker and the casuals they hope to attract won't care about a cheap dedicated console since they have phones that play games already. Leaving it in awkward territory once again. Those are my thoughts, at least

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#24

Operative commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

As long as they start putting in online multiplayer in more of their games, sure. I can't imagine how fun Pikmin would have been if we could play with people around the world. Certainly better than the useless splitscreen Bingo Battle

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#25

Operative commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

Just as I have always guessed. NoJ retains too much power over the company and develop for their tiny market first and foremost. They have an innate fear of anything western, and won't adopt any of their ideas unless they're dragged kicking and screaming.

~Sigh~ the future doesn't look so good for Nintendo. Not if they don't seriously change how they do business.

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#27

Operative commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

@ferkner it's clear you didn't read my entire post. Instead read the first few lines, got really defensive for no reason, and wrote a reply. How about finishing reading comments before you start telling me how I feel, how about that in case you actually don't go up and read it since comments are apparently too hard for you to finish, I said I think it looks fun and look forward to it. Jesus.

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#28

Operative commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

The Wind Waker comparison is only appropriate if your only complaint with Federation Force is the art style. But not gameplay. Wind Waker kept the sense of exploration and dungeons that people love the Zelda games for.

Federation Force, as confirmed by the director himself, is not focused on the exploration and isolation that Metroid is known for. It's focused on action and the ball game. So it's hardly an appropriate comparison, Reggie. Nice try, though.

That being said, I look forward to Federation Force. I think it will be a fun game. Just a really bad Metroid game. Like Nuts and Bolts was to Banjo Kazooie.

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#29

Operative commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

They really need to just stick to the smash line. Making amiibo for single games is silly, especially considering their terrible handling of them. Why make amiibos JUST for animal crossing or JUST for Chibi Robo. It's silly.

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#33

Operative commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

It's great that Nintendo likes to do its own things. But sometimes in their quest to be different they completely disregard what would actually be good and beneficial. They need to find a happy middle ground of going to the beat of their own drum while also adopting standard practices so that they can have the best of both worlds.

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#34

Operative commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights The Planned Connectivi...:

I have a bad feeling that they'll be getting rid of physical prizes all together with this new thing. Which, while not a deal breaker of course, would suck for me since it's the main reason I cared for CN in the first place. Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst

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#35

Operative commented on Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gami...:

@artwark

Edit: oops, sorry, I replied to the same comment twice

Personally, I hope I'm wrong and they stay focused on dedicated consoles, regardless of their smartphone success. But I'm still wary that we'll be seeing a major shift in the Nintendo we know and love if they do succeed with their apps

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#37

Operative commented on Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gami...:

Honestly, they say their focus is gonna stay on dedicated consoles, but I feel that if their smartphone games are as successful as they anticipate, we're going to see a major shift in the company towards them. Which is a very sad thought, for myself, but an understandable one.

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#38

Operative commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

@JaxonH

It's hardly "free". We did have to buy hundreds of dollars worth of games to qualify for these things. I mean I see your point, but can you honestly not see the annoyance from gamers that felt the prices listed in february were the final ones? If I'd know this would happen, I would have saved my 1000 coins. Just seems like a jerk move by Nintendo, honestly. Even though I do understand, I feel for people who regret their purchases now

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#41

Operative commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

Contrary to popular opinion (of course, don't crucify me), I think it really just made me want the game less. Well, not necessarily, but it made me not want to pay $60 for it. If it was $40, I think I'd buy it. The gameplay/maps got boring after a couple of rounds and the sniper was very disappointing. And contrary to what everyone says, I feel like communication would have helped alot when playing. Not to mention make it more fun than playing in silence.

But it was fun for a little while, so that's good. I hope it improves over time.

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#42

Operative commented on Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than Yo...:

Was this not just a tech demo? I mean for god's sake it's called PROJECT giant robot. ~sigh~ maybe they actually added substance to it in the year they said absolutely nothing about it. But if not, I can't imagine paying any money to just aimlessly smash things around

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#49

Operative commented on Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Ou...:

It is really sad that the cartridge for the special edition is the one that comes with "the whole game"...

And what's this? When they sold out they made a second order of the desired product? If only Nintendo did this more often with a certain other thing....