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Phantom_R

Phantom_R

The Rhythm Thief

Male, United States

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Sun 20th January, 2013

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Phantom_R

#5

Phantom_R commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

@PrincessEevee9 Boosting to dodge a blue shell is extremely difficult and only possible in a few games. Otherwise it requires a mushroom and still perfect timing--which also means you might not have a defense against red shells.

The main problem is that red and blue shells are skill-less, effortless, and hardly rewarding at all. Meanwhile power-ups like mushrooms and stars will reward the players for their creativity, often without having to ruin the fun for another player.

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#6

Phantom_R commented on 3DS eShop-Exclusive Harvest December Visual No...:

As much as I would love to love visual novels, it'll be a long time before they're written with anything near the quality of published, professional novels.

For now and possibly a long, long time in the future, the only "good" visual novels will probably be the ones that are nearly all dialogue, the way video games have traditionally been.

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#11

Phantom_R commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Tests Western W...:

@ryanator008 When did I resort to name-calling? It's rather well known that most of Fox News's audience consists of older, far-right conservatives known for misunderstanding and aggressively rejecting inevitable changes in culture.

Nor did I ever state whether I personally support same-sex marriage--simply that it's becoming more and more acceptable in our society, and it's just plain illogical to fight it.

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#12

Phantom_R commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Tests Western W...:

Fox News would flip over including same-sex marriage, and also anything else... not that Fox News has a sane audience to corrupt. Or an audience that'll still be alive in ten years.

Wacko conservative parents might speak out against Nintendo if they catch their children playing with this. Although it'd be a big wake-up call to them, that society is changing and they need to either accept it or stay a bunch of miserable grumps, Nintendo may not feel like they should be the ones making such a move, even if it's the right thing to do.

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#18

Phantom_R commented on Review: Cube Tactics (3DS eShop):

Looks really interesting--I haven't been interested in an eShop game in a long time! The review sounded like it was going to give an 8 or 9 though.

Is there any kind of free battle mode against the CPU, or is it just preset missions or multiplayer?

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#20

Phantom_R commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Women are absolutely objectified in video games. But it's the same deal with men, too. One of the reasons why I love Phantom R (from Rhythm Thief) so much is that he's one of very few male characters who use agility over wit, and is capable of love without acting the least bit angsty.

Yes, women are more than sexy twigs with boobies, but let's also remember that men are more than dirty, beefy hulks who can't resist punching anything that moves.

Everyone objectifies everyone. That's the point I'm making.

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#23

Phantom_R commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

@Artwark 3D World, on the Wii U? That was great. But 3D Land, its origin on the 3DS, was very sterile. The stages are short and simple, enemies aren't aggressive at all, and new/returning obstacles were all toned down considerably compared to their other appearances. 3D Land still managed to be a good game, but 3D World is what it should have been in the first place.

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#24

Phantom_R commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

3DS Mario games have been playing it WAY too safe... Though I never liked Yoshi's Island anyway. I can only see it appealing to the most hardcore completionists out there.

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#28

Phantom_R commented on Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Now Available To Play ...:

Chuck E Cheese is for little kids and Dave & busters is, I guess, for adults who really miss their childhood. Near where I live there's an independent restaurant/arcade that's more in the middle, but they probably wouldn't have this...

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#29

Phantom_R commented on Matters of Import: Prepare To Die In Fire Embl...:

If Nintendo actually translated some of those old Fire Emblem games they'd sell like crazy--especially Thracia, which I'm, like, dying to play. Even if it's flat-out unfair (like reinforcements appearing and moving in the same turn).

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#30

Phantom_R commented on Review: Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (3DS eShop):

My dad downloaded this on an emulator when I was, like, six, along with a South Park reskin of the NES original (like he knew). So actually I got my start in video games with Mario without ever being aware of it.

Even if it's just a silly port of a game I've already got on the same system, I'd buy it again for the nostalgia and to correct my father's past wrongs. (Also the art stealing thing. Gotta make up for that too.)

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#31

Phantom_R commented on Guide: The Building Blocks Of Success In Poké...:

Breeding is easy--it's getting all the tools together that's hard. XY will be the third time I've had to start from scratch and I just can't be bothered to gather any more perfect IV Dittos. Why does Game Freak insist on making breeding so frustratingly lengthy and complex? It's nothing like real life...

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#46

Phantom_R commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

I don't get it. So, push-ups with my hands on the floor build muscle, but push-ups with my hands on a Wii Balance Board do nothing?

Of course playing Wii Tennis isn't going to shed ten pounds in a week, and nor will cheating Wii Fit's mini-games. But if you use it as a guide for yoga, strength training, and aerobics, etc., then it's going to be a lot more helpful than "real life".

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#48

Phantom_R commented on Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Button...:

@unrandomsam I love combining touch and buttons. If smudging is a problem for you then use your nails instead of your finger. (This is also one area where Nintendo crushes other touch screens, which these days tend to be heat-sensitive or something and won't work with nails.)

Like with Kid Icarus: Uprising, it's all about posture. If you've got the right posture then everything will come together.

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#49

Phantom_R commented on Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Button...:

@unrandomsam No no, I was careful not to rule out things like Kirby: Canvas Curse, which made perfect use of the touch screen where buttons couldn't go.

And even when it comes to something that should have used buttons, such as the DS Zelda games, Nintendo still came up with an innovative control scheme that at least did work. Like, imagine if iOS games with virtual buttons had used a system like the DS Zelda games. Not better than buttons, but at least not trying and failing to copy buttons where touch clearly fails.

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#50

Phantom_R commented on Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Button...:

The main problem with using a touch screen for controls, such as with virtual buttons, is the difficulty in seeing what we're actually inputting. We can feel buttons--that physical feedback is how we know what we're doing--but touch controls are simply blind.

It seems that only Nintendo really understands where and how touch controls should and shouldn't be used. Long live the buttons!