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Sun 18th August, 2013

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Plucky commented on Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Versi...:

I think the problem is that the game already came out over here in the UK, it makes sense for Americans to get it since the eShop version may have been (part of) the compilation of the original 3 games that came out in japan, possibly with any tuned up game engine.

Soccer (Football) is more popular over here in the UK, so Level-5 could probably handle releasing single games at a time. it could be an experiment to see if it'll thrive in the US. being an eShop release could be a way to test the waters whilst keeping production costs down. though with that said, the Wii/DS wifi connection is eventually going to shut down, so it's not like UK players can play their version online anymore (even in the presence of 2 more sequels).

Makes you wonder how fast they could possibly be to catch up the UK before people moves onto the next game...which is even more of a problem considering the gap between the JP and UK releases. (we never got 3DS versions of the original "duology" of 3 for example, Team Ogre Attacks averts the rule though.)



Plucky commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

I heard that he supposedly removed it because he was ashamed of the game, for something to be simple in implimentation yet popular meant that he pretty much struck his Apex...chances are people are going to suggest a Flappy Bird 2 whilst he wants to create more substantial games with more depth.

Other rumor is that it might have been removed either to distance himself from any potential Nintendo cases, or because of a murder...though i think the latter might have been satirical.



Plucky commented on StreetPass Quest Villain Appears in Latest Sma...:

I never even fought the boss, let alone got halfway through the castle, just because cats barely do anything, even with sporadic streetpasses before the Nintendo Zone update didn't do much.

Beating ghost shields unless you have the right color is probably going to be like 4 not right's, and 1 actually having the color just to hit, then it's randomly bumping into more people for the first time, being low leveled rather than people who would be level 3 or something.



Plucky commented on Weirdness: Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hand...:

It's potentially possible to make something similar to this without having to rip open the 3DS, though it might be slightly less accurate in comparison and more physical.

I was thinking of a series of motors with small prods that presses the screen and the Y button. Have a small indented surface so the 3ds doesn't wind up being pushed away by the prods or whatever, affix the motors above the touch screen and Y. perhaps record sound effects from an existing shiny battle and try to approximate how it would sound by seeing which sound channels get used. Use that as the trigger for it to automatically stops.

Take the tone of transitions to act as a fail safe, maybe some sort of webcam or light sensor of some kind?

I really wonder how this could be applied to Hordes, though the load times might potentially be different due to the various swarm orders that could be encountered, which might lead to several false-positives by the light sensor. also unsure if the Shiny noise gets played whilst the cries of the swarm are playing, or if it's before or after that..



Plucky commented on The Pokémon Company Is Working On A Detective...:

Wouldn't it be a twist if you never saw the protag's face, but then at the end it zoomed out and it revealed it to be Looker? might be possibly cool if the game was set in the main game's canon.

Seems weird that Giovanni just vanished in R/B then somehow involving Silver during the Celebi event then apparently jumping Tohjo Falls after losing to the HGSS protagonists, was being a gym leader a way to get off scot free...? In before the Blue Pikachu turning out to either be a mass holocaster hologram, or turning good at the last second to suffer a Disney death...and coming back. (maybe it becomes sapient and there might be a larger villain?)

Other note, the Trozei sequel might have been the reason Yoshi's Cookie vanished from the eShop, could be that the Pokemon license holds more air.



Plucky commented on Feature: Our Favourite, Quirky and Baffling Po...:

I found it personally satisfying to KO whole Hordes, seriously, once you get a Combee for the ability to Sweet Scent stuff, grinding for IVs is pretty easy...with that note. it's sorta neat that they added canonical Pokemon rivalries into battles like 4 Heatmor whaling on a Durant or 4 Seviper beating up a Zangoose, it's the little bits of lore they actually bothered to place in the game.

Even Pokemon-amie has some things, like petting Goomy and other slime-like Pokemon turns your hand blue and moves slower, trying to pet magma Pokemon like Slugma burns your hand, petting Pawniard's line's blades cuts your hands and petting Pikachu's cheeks shocks you....and this isn't before considering stuff like Seviper swallowing cakes a Snake or Shedinja being unable to eat.



Plucky commented on Nintendo Working on Fix for Pokémon X & Y Gam...:

I heard rumors that it could possibly be solved by pressing home, or turning off the WiFi toggle. unsure if it has any basis, but it could kickstart some things.

I've noticed long load times for transitioning onto the 3ds' main menu when i press home whilst playing Pokemon Y.



Plucky commented on UK Retailer GAME Less Than Happy With Rivals I...:

My brother got the game in the mail on the 11th, so i shrugged it off that GAME simply sent the game early, anticipating that it wouldn't get to our house until the 12, eventually i got a text saying that my pre-order of Y was in, on the 11th as well.

It was pretty weird, the pre-order bonus is a Pokeball, but for some reason, i also got a any Americans here, did you get anything other than the Poster? is it possible that the Pokeball was a pre-order bonus for us, but the Poster is for physically coming in, possibly the opposite for Americans?

Or does America have more competition in the games department? I mean after all we used to have Gamejam and Gamestation...they both eventually shut down, Gamestation moving their stock and fusing with Game. Still a bit weird for places such as Tesco to sell videogames though.

Other than that, it's pretty enjoyable so far, the XP seems a tad easy to gain, but there's just so many Pokemon choices....quite a lot of likable Pokemon from all sorts of generations, and I've just beaten the 8th gym leader clocked at 39 hours.



Plucky commented on Video: Here Are Some Reasons to Love Animal Cr...:

I played the original gamecube and Wild World, they were good but eventually wore me down to such an extreme that i considered the series to be a lower-tiered one, but NL was refreshingly different, i like the customization and the fact that you're the mayor...even stuff like issuing rules to villagers makes chores like picking weeds or watering flowers nearly non-existent.

I guess my only flaw i have with the game is that everyone is duping stuff, and placing heavy emphasis on trust, where the odds of being scammed is quite high, it's probably easy to break the game open if you're using Turnips or the Holiday Island for beetles to sell off for bells. Though regional holidays is a nice touch.

Plus the game sorta gets thin, once you collect most of the fossils, fish, insects and whatever, the game really doesn't have much to issue for sidecontent besides sidequests like getting the Mannequins, or building the final store.



Plucky commented on The Pokémon Company to Announce a New Evoluti...:

My theory is that Talonflame being an evolution of Fletchling was just natural and right due to how Fletchling sounds like Fledgling, Fletchling and potentially Kindling.

To put it short, Talonflame has 3 stripes on its tail, and Fletchling has 1, obviously there must be one with 2 stripes to bridge the two. Im doubting it's a final evolution of a starter just because the starters were revealed in one batch, it would be a bit biased just to reveal one and not the other 2, even if they were thinking of spacing them out over 3 weeks until the game's release.

My bet is that the middle name is called Archivary (Archery, Aviary and Chivalry?) or possibly Avianary? (referencing to how fletching is for wooden crafts, but Avianary would refer to art of flying, eg Flying Battles or possibly + Luminary...something light related with astrology)



Plucky commented on The Pokémon Company Brings Back Its "Gotta Ca...:

So that's the big surprise? I thought they would've at least done a "Be Sure to Drink your Ovaltine"* thing by airing the Mewtwo prologue with Virgil online on, because really...posting something that large online only for it to be a US-only findathon just seems like it's asking for trouble...

*By that, i mean milk an announcement, then do something like reveal Mega Kangaskhan formally, or if it was the side episode, it would only be used to promote the movie, either that or to promote their affiliates...



Plucky commented on WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for S...:

So im guessing indirectly, assuming that the this game comes out after the 3rd game, then presumably the 3rd game wont end with something debatable about the Genie half of her lineage...or pull some stunt by saying she's Half-Youkai...because one half HAS to be human, right?....right?