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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

Joined:
Wed 28th May, 2014

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Operative

#4

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....

:p

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#9

Operative commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@Dr_Lugae and Nintendo has done DLC right and wrong. And yet even with their "wrong" DLC people are so quick to shower praise on Nintendo. Why are costumes for Evolve universally hated but for whatever reason it's okay when it's in smash brother? Just because Nintendo started off doing DLC in a good way doesn't mean they're exempt from criticism when they cross the line

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#10

Operative commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I'm so glad this article was made. It points out the hypocrisy of many people who used to do nothing but slam every other company for having DLC like this. Sega making mobile games? Oh no! They're dead, what an awful decision! Nintendo making mobile games? Oh what a good idea, they will certainly succeed.

Capcom/Ea/Evolve/NetherRealms/other 3rd party offer cosmetic DLC

Yuck! They're nickle and diming us! Down with 3rd parties! No more DLC!

Nintendo offers a bunch of costumes for Mii fighters

Yay! I'm going to buy it, after all it's only cosmetic. Don't like it, don't buy it. It's not bad at all!

Any other company does dree to play with microtransactions

I'd never play that! It's just awful and makes you pay money

Nintendo does it

Oh it's okay because you don't HAVE to pay money. (even though games like candy crush or angry bird can be played with no money, yet we used to see non stop hatred from us nintendo "fans" for it)

Really, all these changes and DLC aren't inherently bad, but it sure is interesting to see us, as a fanbase, so readily accepting of it when just a year ago we were writing essays on how nintendo would never do free to play or mobile games and that anyone who does is awful.

Perhaps there's truth to that mocked saying "It's okay when Nintendo does it"

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#12

Operative commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Quorthon

I really couldn't have said it any better myself. The whole direct really struck me as Nintendo desperately trying to come up with stuff to get people excited. I mean, why focus on Streetpass mini games for more than 10 seconds? Why show yet another trailer for Xenoblade 3DS? Box Boy looks like the kind of game that should have been shoved into the eShop sizzle reel. All of it just stunk of "keep playing these games because chances are we won't be giving you many more".

The fact that we didn't even hear about StarFox, Xenoblade, or the Club Nintendo replacement tells me they're saving them for extra padding during their E3 presentation so they can keep any new reveals to a minimum.

And there's far too many amiibo now. It made sense for Smash and Super Mario, 2 of the biggest franchises that encompasses most of Nintendo's IP. But Splatoon amiibo? An unproven game that may very well suffer the "it's not mario or zelda so nintendo fans won't buy it" curse. Why would they make amiibos for that? Why not a wave 2 of Super Mario? And they clearly aren't going to address the amiibo shortages which I think is the saddest thing of all. If I knew I could walk into a store casually and buy them, I wouldn't mind this overload of amiibo. But knowing they're all going to be extremely rare save for 1 or 2 just turns me off to them entirely.

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#13

Operative commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:

Pretty disappointing in all honesty. Any game that was interesting was slapped with a "not coming anytime soon" sticker. Yarn Yoshi amiibos were awesome, though.

The N64 VC is neat, even if it should have been there from the beginning and was already available through wii mode.

And there will always be the people saying "Well you expected too much!". Not really, all I expected was a release window for XBX. But since they didn't show it, that tells me that they're saving it to pad out their E3 direct, as well as StarFox. What I saw in this direct was Nintendo struggling to get interesting content out. Why waste time on Xenoblade 3DS? BoxBoy? And streetpass mini games?

And their DLC practices are starting to become terrible. Those smash costumes are just... disappointing to say the least. They are becoming "modern" in all the wrong ways in my honest opinion.

But that isn't to say I'm not happy for those who enjoyed the direct. I'm glad you guys got what you wanted! :)

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#15

Operative commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:

@freaksloan

I understand your sentiment.... but both Microsoft and Sony give away multiple games for free every month, if you're subscribed to their services. Which is a good deal in the end. No, nintendo doesn't have to give us anything, but it just seems silly to give these games as rewards to people who probably already bought them to qualify for these rewards.

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#16

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

@Quorthon I love your post. You said everything I've been wanting to say in a much better way than I ever could have. Of course, this being a Nintendo site, you'll be met with strong opposition. But I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your well thought out post

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#17

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

I really doubt it's real. But I'd love for it to be

If Sony can get away with re releasing game that are a barely a year old on their console for near full price and people defend them ("Oh this is a good thing because now people who didn't have a PS3 can get it on the PS4"), I don't see why Nintendo shouldn't be able to do remasters of games that are 2 generations old already.

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#18

Operative commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

If only Nintendo was better at explaining their decisions. Instead of what essentially amounts to "You guys would be too confused if we released the smaller version here".

But it must be tough for them to navigate the minefield that is their fanbase when asked to explain unpopular decisions. So I feel for their PR department, at least.

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#20

Operative commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

I suppose I see your point, but now that they know these things are popular, can't they feel safe enough to manufacture just a bit more? Who knows how much money they have lost to scalpers when they could have been selling them all themselves. Or at least make them made to order.

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#21

Operative commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

@IceClimbers

When it comes to Nintendo, there has been no majority because they don't give us the chance or option. And with them being so terrified of the internet, we probably won't have accurate data anytime soon. All they need to do is limit it to friends, so parents who don't properly supervise their children can't blame nintendo for the random people talking to them through the TV. At least with friends there would be consent

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#23

Operative commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

Not sure why some of you are wondering why people don't want to buy the game if there's no way of communicating. It's simple. This game relies exclusively on team work, and 90% of the fun in games like these is being able to enjoy it with friends/other people. With no way to talk to them, it just feels like you're playing against bots, you have no influence on what they do, where if you could talk to them, you could plan accordingly. And this game is probably MORE strategical than Call of Duty in that you have to paint the most area of the map. In CoD most of the time you're just shooting anyone on the opposing team for the most points.

Overall, no voicechat takes away much of the fun that team based games bring to the table.

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#24

Operative commented on Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target,...:

I remember someone in the forums back in like September claiming the holiday season would push wii u to 12 million units. Although we all knew that wasn't gonna happen, it would have been great to see it. 2 million over the holidays is still good though, and hopefully momentum only increases from here on out

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#29

Operative commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

The red is plain, the picture is too busy and not even in color. It looks like someone glued a picture to a regular red XL. The freaking box of this thing has a cooler design than the actual handheld. Very disappointed

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#31

Operative commented on Zelda Williams Will Be at E3 2014 "Doing Somet...:

You guys mentioning that she specifically asked for MM3D are now making me really excited. That's the one 3DS game that I want ever since OoT3D came out...

Imagine if this wasn't for Nintendo at all. What if she was promoting a Sony or MS game, that'd be like a betrayal of sorts, hah