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The Rhythm Thief

Male, United States

Sun 20th January, 2013

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Phantom_R commented on Koji Kondo Outlines the Importance of Music in...:

I've always wanted to see this in a video game--music that changes naturally depending on what a player is doing. Awakening did in a way that by blending map and battle music. Ocarina of Time's Hyrule Field had different segments that would be played semi-randomly based on whether the player was moving.

Hopefully in the future we'll look back and scoff at music in video games today: enter an area and just loop some music track until the player leaves.



Phantom_R commented on Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To R...:

I don't understand why everyone thinks "USING A MEME = TERRIBLE NON-FUNNY GARBAGE". They're really no different from, say, quoting old episodes of SpongeBob. As long as it's done with context, or tastefully and intentionally without context, they are funny.

Y'all take groaning at puns to a whole new level.



Phantom_R commented on Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication P...:

Having more games isn't always better when the eShop is turning into the App Store. Good games are buried under all the garbage.

As for games with controversial themes, it's fine as long as they're handled maturely. I have no respect for people who just aim for shock value (like blood and nudity in current TV shows).



Phantom_R commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

YES! My TCG cartridge loses its save data every now and then. As for Pokemon Puzzle Challenge, boy did I love that game until I traded it away. I'll be downloading at least that one, as soon as I get Deluxe Digital Promotion funds from downloading Smash Bros for Wii U.



Phantom_R commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

I think it's a bit ironic how Masuda wants to avoid making a straight-up port, when historically Pokemon remakes have done little more than update game mechanics... But it's a good sign that he's aware of the demand for a new Pokemon Snap.



Phantom_R commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@Einherjar Right, there's no shortage of examples of terrible voice actors, but it's not their fault. It's the disrespectful system they're thrown into.

Even Kid Icarus: Uprising, which has hours of terrific dialogue, has a few really cringe-worthy flops in it. You can tell where the actors weren't given enough of the script or enough time to rehearse, whether alone or together.



Phantom_R commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

Gah... as an actor these practices really get on my nerves. That's incredibly risky, to assume anyone can portray a character accurately with a one-paragraph description, thirty seconds and three takes to rehearse and deliver the lines individually... and without knowing the direction the script and character need to move in.

One more way game design needs to get into the 21st century.



Phantom_R commented on FAQ: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS:

Two things:

1. "Naturally, when Nintendo uses third party characters they have to negotiate each time they appear in a new instalment. Presumably Konami said no this time around"
No company would EVER say no to getting their character in Smash Bros--it's the very best advertisement in the industry. Snake's creator was waiting to be contacted by Sakurai but that never happened--Snake didn't deserve to return to Smash 4 because the MGS series rarely ever appears on Nintendo systems these days.

2. "However, it should be noted that you can't map movement to the D-pad — that is solely reserved for the Circle Pad."
You can't map ANYTHING to the D-pad--not even smash shortcuts, unless I'm missing something. All you can really do is turn tap jumps off.



Phantom_R commented on Review: Game & Watch Gallery 3 (3DS eShop / Ga...:

I love this game--played it all the time when I was a kid. Although even today I can't reach five-star scores on most games and the Museum feature is still barren. Judge, though, I always cheated on by pausing just as the numbers went up. :P



Phantom_R commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

These closing comments highlight some very real issues on the eShop. The people running Nintendo still don't understand the digital market--we're getting a lot more downloadable titles than we used to, but they're almost all garbage. It really is turning into the App Store.



Phantom_R commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

Soon nothing will be able to stop me from playing Smash Bros anywhere I want! ... I'm just bummed out that the New 3DS will have such better controls, and unless I buy a third 3DS, other people will have an edge over me.

But hopefully the 3DS's d-pad will still be good for smash shortcuts! The up shortcut is the most important one and it shouldn't be too hard to reach.



Phantom_R commented on Kirby Mini-Games Now Available on North Americ...:

@TimLatshaw Kirby music is certainly a beast of its own. It's so obnoxiously J-pop (which I normally can't stand) and ill-fitting yet somehow it works so well.
So would you say Drum Dash is more like being rewarded for attacking/jumping in a non-rhythm game to the beat, just for fun? But is ten stages really enough challenge for someone who's already wrecked HarmoKnight?



Phantom_R commented on Review: Amida's Path (DSiWare):

Is there any legitimate reason to be releasing DSiWare games three and half years into the 3DS's life cycle? There are probably two people left in the world who use the DSi Shop and don't own a 3DS.



Phantom_R commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

Mario Kart has always had some crossing over with Donkey Kong, especially on the Wii. I don't think anyone complained about that.

There's nothing wrong with this DLC because, aside from the battle mode, nobody was calling Mario Kart 8 an incomplete game. Plus, these updates are very extensive at a budget price nobody was expecting! Now Nintendo is doing DLC right.



Phantom_R commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I've always had an Xbox 360 in the house (now also Xbox One) but I've rarely ever played it. At least for me, the racers can't compare to Mario Kart, I already have Smash Bros. and Naruto fighters, and shooters/sports sims don't interest me at all.

I just don't care for the kinds of games and themes you see on "mature" consoles. I did love the PS2 with games like Jak and Daxter, but those kinds of experiences are mostly on Nintendo consoles now anyway, so I'm not missing much. I've tried AAA titles on Xbox, but they just didn't do it for me.



Phantom_R commented on Masahiro Sakurai Outlines the Challenges of De...:

@DarkKirby Nintendo has the least after-market support, but Nintendo games still sell more, and they stay on shelves for longer.

After-market support means nothing when Nintendo's games are better out the door than EA's by the time the EA game is replaced by its next yearly installment.



Phantom_R commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

The prices are fine--most of these games are impossible for most people to play and sold for way more. The problem is that Super Mario Bros. is worth more than $5 and Yoshi or Donkey Kong Jr. should be paying us to download them.

For whatever reason, Nintendo isn't prioritizing the best games and slashing the bad ones, and the Wii U's clunky and inconvenient backwards compatibility has limited its Virtual Console library.



Phantom_R commented on Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U i...:

@Action51 Yeah, there are certain things that can crash Radiant Dawn (and Brawl) on a Wii U. For me it'd crash when Volug battled and at the "End of Part X" graphic if I didn't skip it. And Brawl crashes whenever my Wii U attempts to fathom the power of Captain Falcon.



Phantom_R commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

@gabopr75 Don't worry about the transfer limit--it was removed a few updates ago. As for whether your Smash 3DS will keep its free download, the target 3DS loses all of its own software but can still redownload its previous titles. (There's a chance I could be wrong, but I'm sure Nintendo's customer service would understand.)