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The Rhythm Thief

Male, United States

Sun 20th January, 2013

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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.)



Phantom_R commented on Mario Kart 8's Hackers Open Up Over Their Plan...:

@unrandomsam Nintendo did still profit from the piracy-ridden Wii and DS. But they would have made MUCH more profit without the pirating. Your argument is completely backwards, undeveloped, and invalid.

Maybe you're not big into the financial world, but companies tend to care about more than just, "Did this product make us at least one dollar?"



Phantom_R commented on The Pokémon Center Online Store is in Busines...:

Premium prices? You can say that again! $20 for an iPhone case? They're charging that same price for notebooks, too. Some of these things would be acceptable at half their price. My goodness.

The plushies are overpriced too, but then again it takes a hardcore bargain hunter to find any Pokemon plushies without breaking the bank.



Phantom_R commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

Nintendo should be displaying file sizes on the eShop anyway--not hiding them from us unless we have the funds to purchase the game right then and there.

Can you imagine the look on a Club Nintendo-goer's face after so innocently picking Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D as their platinum reward?



Phantom_R commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

I think the real problem here is that the Wii U eShop is a mess. Period. You go on the 3DS eShop and you can scroll through different collections of games, all evenly spaced and sized, one-by-one. You go on the Wii U eShop and there are super-flashy, randomly-sized panels everywhere.

If you don't see a game you like in that seizure-inducing jamboree, you will probably never see it.



Phantom_R commented on First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Mi...:

"Another attendee hit on an equally creative technique, assembling a short, squat, supremely stable robot, and ramming into opponents at the kneecaps to bring them tumbling down."


I do hope this becomes a commercial game. I don't get the hate for it. Maybe if it had plumbers and fairies...