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The Rhythm Thief

Male, United States

Sun 20th January, 2013

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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...



Phantom_R commented on Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (3DS):

This is a real insult to what past Yugioh video games have been. It's great that all cards are unlocked from the start, but the selection only goes up to Shadow Specters, which is at least 2-3 sets behind. Add the lack of DLC and shocking absence of multiplayer and this is a big, big disappointment.

The story mode sounds fun, but Konami is trying to charge full-price for this and it's download-only, so I'm never going to find this in the bargain bin...



Phantom_R commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Baseball + Boxing (Wi...:

@SavoirFaire Were you keeping up with current events back in 2006/2007? People actually were going nuts for Wii Sports. It's just that a lot of the clueless non-gaming folks who bought it for Wii Sports didn't buy much else. The Wii was a huge craze but those kinds of people viewed it more as a plug-and-play thing without an understanding of how consoles actually work.

... Those are also the people who aren't buying the Wii U because they don't know it's a new system. Technically their fault, but still also Nintendo's goof for that name.



Phantom_R commented on The Legend of Korra Turn-Based SRPG Bending it...:

And make sure you tune in tomorrow night for the premiere of Book 3!!! I'm a crazy Korra fan and I can't wait to fangirl all over this game.

(And for those who don't like Korra... quit being butthurt that it goes in a different direction from the original series and you'll see how great it is.)



Phantom_R commented on Feature: Braving the Queue At Nintendo's Best ...:

I took a friend and made friends with the people next to me in line and talked about games, of course. And attacked my Streetpasses. As usual, I won best dressed by a mile with a vest and bowtie so it wasn't very difficult to make friends.

And the four minutes were totally worth it. I won both matches with my Final Smash and nabbed every goody from the swag table.

Hopefully there will be way, WAY more locations next time, because they really underestimated the turnout.



Phantom_R commented on Wii Fit U Update Adds New Features, Extra Chal...:

It's a shame my Wii Fit Meter grew legs and ran away so long ago...

@ModestFan93 I've seen the bundle at Best Buy. Although if you're going to access something every day, the disc version is going to make things a hundred times less convenient. I can only recommend downloading this.



Phantom_R commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

My argument? Miis are a key part of Nintendo's history and an invaluable aspect of their modern image. That's why they deserve a part in Smash Bros.

And if you don't like them, don't use them. Same as you've done with every other Smash game: I really doubt there's ever been anyone who's loved every character of every Smash game.



Phantom_R commented on Review: Pokémon Art Academy (3DS):

This could be a really engaging way to get people to want to learn how to draw.

But your review failed to answer the real question here: Will I be doodling Milotics and Garchomps in my notebook after these lessons?



Phantom_R commented on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your...:

Oh, North Americans, quit complaining! We get more sales and all of our games are cheaper than all of everyone else's games, plus we can download games from Club Nintendo. When Europe gets a promotion NA doesn't, it's usually because Nintendo isn't as popular in Europe and needs the boost there.



Phantom_R commented on Poll: Your Favourite Showing from Nintendo Dur...:

I'm really surprised at how people's interest in Splatoon is actually genuine. It's VERY different from anything Nintendo's ever made and seems like it would be really easy to hate on.

My vote goes to Smash Bros. for Palutena and going all-out in giving Mii characters 3 styles and 36 special moves!



Phantom_R commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Tra...:

And to think, just the other day I was replaying Canvas Curse and lamenting over how unlikely a sequel would be!

Though a lot of what I liked about Canvas Curse came from its awesome art style and animations... Clay Kirby will have neither of those things...