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Boku-wa Makinai!

Male, 17, Netherlands

Hi! I'm Poketendo, formally known as mario-gek, and I'm a huge Nintendo fan! Especially Smash Bros, that one is my absolute favorite game, though I also love Pokémon, and Mario, and basically everything Nintendo. Oh yeah, and amiibo

Mon 27th Jun 2011

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Poketendo commented on Weirdness: 8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter...:

That's nice. That just puts a smile on my face. First of all that's really nice from the kid, to apologise and show remorse. Second, I agree, it's a nice break from all the anger the repair centers have to deal with. People often get unreasonably angry over these things. Heck, when I send my 3DS in to repair the Cirle Pad my dad got really mad about the cost. Of course it costs money, what did you expect? They have to do their jobs too!
But seriously, this is something I really appreciate. A former apology, that's one of those things that seems like something small but can go a long way. Good on you kid! I hope you get your system back soon!



Poketendo commented on Pokémon Go Showcase Session Confirmed for GDC...:

Wish I could try this, but I just can't. Same problem with Miimoto. My phone is really bad and can barely run anything. I know I should replace it, but I can't afford that right now. Heck, the bluetooth doesn't even work anymore! As much as I love Pokémon (and as much as my friends are hyped for this) I'm gonna have to skip it at first.
This has always been my fear to be honest. Them releasing games on phones which would prevent me from playing them unless I switch phones every few year. But at least it's only two games thus far, so I can deal with it. I'll just enjoy Pokémon Red on the eShop



Poketendo commented on Miitomo to Include Photo Mode and Pre-Registra...:

I really want to try this, but my phone is completely worthless. It can't run any apps other than the ones I basically need for it to function like WhatsApp (and even those can be problematic). I know I should replace it, but I currently don't have the money. I guess I'll wait until I have a better phone before I try out Miimoto.



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Shows Off the Continuing Growth and P...:

That's impressive! I'm a collector myself, currently have 24. Except for two, I got all of mine from regular stores here in the Netherlands, but what I find interesting is that of the top selling ones here, I only own two of the ten given (Classic Mario Retro colours and Pikachu). All a matter of taste I guess. I honestly wasn't expecting the Splatoon amiibo be so high, but I guess Splatoon really is big.



Poketendo commented on Gallery: Gear Up for the Final Super Smash Bro...:

You have no idea how hyped I am. I love Bayonetta as a character, Bayonetta is my favourite PS3 game, and Smash Bros is my favourite game series period. I know that I'm not allowed to write in all capitals here in the comments, but if I could I would. Because that's how hyped I am. HYYYPEEEE!!!-sorry, couldn't stop myself.



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Download: 4th February (Europe):

I know they announced the Smash DLC for February, but I didn't expect it do launch right on the 4th! I'm so hyped!!!!! Bayonetta is one of my favourite games, and my absolute favourite game on PS3, and now she's coming to my my number one favourite game ever! YYYEEESSS!!!!



Poketendo commented on Review: Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The...:

I saw some gameplay. To me it looked like a huge package of quicktime events. I'm sorry, but if I want to watch a Minecraft movie, I'll look up some fan-made animations on YouTube. I really don't mind quicktime events, and I really don't mind good storylines and long cutscenes. Bayonetta is one of my favourite games, and it's filled with both. However, I don't want quicktime events and some branching paths to be the entire game. Sorry, it may be good for some, but it's not for me.



Poketendo commented on Review: Army Defender (DSiWare):

I absolutely love this game, a true hidden gem. If you have €2 (or maybe even still 200 DSi Points) laying around, don't hestitate to pick it up.



Poketendo commented on Hyrule Warriors Legends:

Oh dear, never mind, I'm probably not getting this. I only own the original 3DS, and I just saw footage of the footage demo on the original 3DS. I knew it would be too good to be true. It looks bad! I know I can't expect Wii U quality on the 3DS, but it just looks bad. It looked like it functioned just fine, but it doesn't look nearly as action-packed as the Wii U version. The framerate is especially terrible.
This game was on top of my must-buy list, but it definitely has dropped down now.



Poketendo commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Super Scope:

"we miss the days when gigantic, gun-sized controllers were all the rage." You should've seen my steph-brothers when they came home with this giant plastic machine gun to put their WiiMote in for Call of Duty.
While I personally dislike these plastic expansions for WiiMotes, since they only tend to hinder gameplay for me (with a few exceptions like the Wii Wheel), I have to say that I do get the charm of using a giant gun for your game. While I personally don't like FPS games, I do have the classic NES Zapper and playing games like Duck Hunt or even Bayou Billy with that is a lot of fun!



Poketendo commented on Bayonetta 2 to Have a Standalone North America...:

I sadly don't have a Wii U, but my cousin gifted me his PS3 last december because he never used it. I immediately got Bayonetta on PS3 (which I could get brand new for €10 (what a steal!)), and it has jumped up as one of my favourite games not just on PS3, but in general. The story is deep and interesting, the characters are very likeable, the music is awesome, the combat not only tight and responsive but also very satisfying and the general gameplay is simply amazing. It's a game oozing with charm and it plays beautifully, and it's ridicilously cheap to get nowadays. I sadly don't have the option of playing Bayonetta 2, but from what I've heard it's just as good, if not better than the original. If anyone hasn't tried out this franchise yet, please go ahead and do it, you won't be dissapointed.



Poketendo commented on Yes, You Can Scan The Shovel Knight amiibo Whi...:

That's nice of them to do! I unbox all of my amiibo, and Shovel Knight has already been unboxed too, but this must be great news to all you hardcore collectors out there!. The strange thing is that mine was also missing the manual. What was the reason to not include that?



Poketendo commented on Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?:

I'm not sure for Wii U. I won't deny that Starfox is an exciting release, but I don't think it'll be that huge of a hit in sales, at least not compared to other releases like Mario Maker, Smash or even Splatoon. And while Zelda U will definitely be a big hit, and Twilight Princess HD will help too, I'm just not sure that'll carry the console on its own for the year. Admittely, I don't follow Wii U news very closely and maybe I'm just pessimistic, but I'm gonna have to wait and see. It can turn out great, it'll probably turn out good, but I'm keeping my expectations limited.

I feel more solid about 3DS. It may be because don't have a Wii U and I follow 3DS news more closely, but there are a lot more titles for 3DS I know of and am excited about. Yo-Kai Watch, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the Pokémon game which currently isn't announced but I'm almost certain of will come this year. Come on, it's the 20th anniversary of Pokémon and they've had short timespans between announcement and release before. Not to mention the new Zygarde form, Something must be coming.

As for mobile games, they don't do a thing for me, mainly because my phone completely worthless and can't run any apps other than the required like WhatsApp. While Pokémon GO looks great, I'm purposely keeping my hype levels low because I know it can't possibly live up to the hype surrounding it. But I do think it has great potential to become a huge success. Miimoto looked like a lot of fun to me, especially because I'm a huge fan of Tomodachi Life, but I just can't see my friends using Miimoto actively. Guess we'll have to wait and see on that one. I think the mobile games have the potential to become huge hits, but potential is the key word. It'll all depend on the market and the selection they have coming out.

I'm excited for the NX. I think the NX has great potential, but it needs to win over consumers quickly. PS4 and Xbone already had a huge fanbase from PS3 and Xbox360, and more and more of those CoD-FIFA loving gamers have jumped to PS4 and Xbone. I won´t write a detailed article here, especially since Nintendo Life already wrote enough of them, but Nintendo has always focused on the casual market, and the key to winning them over is having something that´s clear, easy to understand, and fun. Obviously this has paid off for them, especially with the Wii, and while many Wii owners may have skipped the Wii U, they may be looking for something new too. Besides, other, new consumers have joined the market too, and if Nintendo manages to make the NX into a balance between unique and new, and simple to understand and develop for, that´s also appealing for the mainstream audience, I think we could have a gem on our hands. I honestly have no clue which direction the NX will go. I think the market is a difficult one, and only the right strategy will win consumers over, but I´m not a marketing expert. They did an amazing job with the Wii, still did fine with the Wii U in the long run, but I guess we can only wait and see.



Poketendo commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

SoulSilver was my first Pokémon game, but White just blew me away. White 2 was absolutely amazing, and holds the record for my number 1 favourite Pokémon game ever. I love the post-game, I love the story, I love the region, I love the new features, and I love the Pokémon. Easily my favourite gen!



Poketendo commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

I haven't gotten any full retail 3DS games in a looooong time, with the last one being Ultimate NES Remix last May (WOW), and me spending my money on amiibo and smaller games like Shovel Knight and Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures since then. However, there are a few I'm very hyped for this year, namely:
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros (which is out here, but I can't afford it right now)
Yo-Kai Watch (looks very interesting)
Hyrule Warriors Legends (I friggin' LOVE beat-'em-ups)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (I have a soft spot for that series)
the currently unannounced Pokémon game that we all know is coming. Gaps between Pokémon releases are usually never bigger than a year, and 2015 was that year. And with Pokémon's 20th anniversary and the new Zygarde forms, I think it is undeniable.



Poketendo commented on RV-7 My Drone:

...I'm confused. What kind of game is this? Action? Puzzle? Combat-oriented? Flying simulation? I honestly don't know what to make of it...I guess I'll see when it releases



Poketendo commented on Microsoft's Phil Spencer "Would Be Happy" To S...:

This will never happen, not in a million years. Even if Nintendo were to shift to competitor consoles they'd probably go with the PlayStation. First of all the Xbox barely has any market share in Japan, the location Nintendo tends to primarily focus on (though I know they're starting to open up). Secondly, Nintendo's philosophy clashes greatly with the impression I have from the Xbox development team. Granted, I only really know them through all the Did You Know Gaming videos, but from what I can gather they clearly aren't on the same wavelength. Sorry Phil, keep dreaming.



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Confirms Details for Super Smash Bros...:

My body is so ready! All aboard the hype train! Choo-choo!

One thing though. I totally understand that the US and Japan have different time zones than Europe, but the last one was timed for the US too. Can the next Nintendo Direct please be timed to match EU timezones for once? Please?



Poketendo commented on Review: Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop):

Congratulations Nintendo. Nintendo Badge Arcade was your first f2p game I actually put some money into (just €1, and almost €2, but finished that with the free plays), and this might become the second one.



Poketendo commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

I don't own a Wii U, but I have Shovel Knight and Ultimate NES Remix on 3DS and AVGN Adventures on PC since it isn't out in Europe yet. I honestly wouldn't know how to rank them, I love all of them. I'd say Shovel Knight and AVGN Adventures tie for first, with Ultimate NES Remix coming in second.



Poketendo commented on Today Was Shigeru Miyamoto's 63rd Birthday:

Happy birthday Miyamoto-san! Without you, I wouldn't be the gamer I am today. Thank you for your contributions to not just Nintendo, but the entire industry. While I don't always agree with all your decisions, your amazing work can't be ignored. You revolutionized gaming many times, and made some of the greatest games and franchises there are. Happy birthday!



Poketendo commented on Amazon Lists Pokémon Red, Yellow And Blue At ...:

As much as I love Pokémon, this reconfirms the point that Pokémon is just a cash cow now. First they pump out a bunch of f2p Pokémon games like Pokémon Shuffle and stuff, and now this. I hope this price is a placeholder.
The regular price point for GB games at €4 would've been perfect. However, I understand that the added Link Cable functionality took a little extra work, and if they raised the price to €5, or even €6, I would've accepted that. I get that Pokémon can make you a lot of money, but €10 is just ridiculous. As excited as I was for this, I think I may not buy it if it's priced that high.



Poketendo commented on Hands On: Getting Pinned Down By Nintendo Badg...:

This overall is the first f2p game to really grab me. It even encouraged me to clean up my overflown Home Menu to make room to display the badges.

I do have some complaints though, mainly in the glitches-department. First off, my badge-names are glitched, which as it turned out is like that because my system is set to Dutch. Really stupid oversight if you ask me, but now, instead of reading 'Mario & Friends', it reads something like 'badge_round_mario_00' or something like that.
The second is that whenever I go back to the Home Menu either when I reboot my system or I quit a game, sometimes one of the badges has randomly dissapeared. Sometimes it moved back to the item box, and other times I have to go to the Arcade and let the bunny put all my badges back.

However, I do really like the concept of this game. The crane can be frustrating, but that's just how these things work, and I'll admit that it does work. I'm probably going to spend more money on this than I want to admit.



Poketendo commented on Feature: Five of Our Favourite Nintendo Direct...:

One of my favourites is easily the fight between Reggie and Iwata, where they announced the Mii Fighters for Smash. I know it was more like a trailer, but it was still awesome. I also loved last E3's muppets, even though I know why Iwata wasn't in it in person.
It won't be the same without Iwata-san, but I'm still excited to see what they've got in store for us. We'll see!



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Console and amiibo Furniture Items Se...:

To be fair, amiibo stock has improved. My local toy store now has all the latest amiibo in stock, and that hasn't happened in a long time. At least online here in the Netherlands, the new amiibo are still common and available for the standard price.
But these items look nice for the Nintendo fans. If I ever get this game, I look forward to using these items.



Poketendo commented on International Age Rating Coalition System, IAR...:

I'm glad that this is coming. I have some great indie gems on my 3DS like VVVVVV, Shovel Knight and Citizens of Earth (yeah, published by Atlus, but whatever), and I'd like to see more indie developers making it to the eShop to release more hidden gems. I do have a few objections though. First off, I hope the 3DS eShop doesn't get as crowded with easy and cheap games like the Wii U eShop has. You know, RCMADIAX stuff (nothing against the developer). I don't think this'll immediately lead to that, due to games still having to pass Nintendo's check, but still. Second, this system looks a little, manipulatable. I may be wrong, but it just looks like it's more easily manipulatable to me.



Poketendo commented on Rumour: A List of Unreleased Titles for the eS...:

Really? They want to rerelease the Adventures of Bayou Billy? I have that game, and it's not great. It's a combo of a bad version of Double Dragon, a bad version of Rad Racer, and a bad version of Hogan's Alley. Trust me, if you want a good NES beat-em-up, get Double Dragon.



Poketendo commented on Nintendo Download: 15th October (Europe):

Really? Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Apart from the obvious jokes about the NES game, why would anyone want to make a game linked to a name with such a bad reputation in the gaming world? Free publicity?