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RetroGBHippie92

RetroGBHippie92

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#1

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Phil Fish: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Not Havin...:

Umm..... didn't Phil Fish critisize the 3DS out during launch? Well he's certainly done some sort of 180 degree turn on his opinion on Nintendo, that's for sure.
I'm pretty sure he won't bring his Fez game to the Wii U or 3DS, but as long he's happy with just one of Nintendos games, then that's fine with me, but I still don't like the guy after whatever he said previously.

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#2

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Miiverse Update Doubles Character Limit for Posts:

Yes! This is a great addition to Miiverse, but it still doesn't excuse the fact that we should be able to post videos (now) of whatever we've been playing. Hopefully games will come with this ability in the future, sounds like MK8 will feature some thing along those lines....

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#3

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Sakurai Explains The Reasoning Behind The New ...:

@Doma Like he said, Resetti isn't a good choice, besides if you had actually played Brawl, he's in it as a Assist Trophy, so apart from that you don't seem to be able to give a good enough explanation of how he could be represented (other than an assist trophy).
Besides, he's a mole creature, we haven't seen him out of the ground before and it would be pretty weird to see him like that anyway.

Now I know people have already thought of this, but why don't they add Giygas to SSB4? I mean add his MOTHER 1 form and let his final smash be his Earthbound/Mother 2 psychic fetus form from the final battle. I mean Nintendo is not gonna bring back mewtwo, but his design is very much based off of Giygas/Gyigg from MOTHER 1. They can still change his moveset because in reality he's completely different from him, especially if you added his Earthbound/Mother 2 moves as well. We actually need another Earthbound character in SSB, Lucas was cool but he was pretty much a clone of Ness.

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#4

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Talking Point: The Effortless Social Charm of ...:

I'm hooked on this game, I've been taking and playing it in the car, I played it late a few nights ago just to find as many different fish and bugs as I could, I've already got 50% of the fish, nearly got 50% of all bugs, but because I don't change my 3DS' internal clock, I'll have to wait and do it the proper way and not screw up my game file.

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RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th June (Europe):

I've been waiting ages for Defenders of Oasis, I can't believe it's gonna be out this week! Man, I'm up to my head with games, you caught me at a bad time Nintendo! I have Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity to play (although I already bet the main story and bonus story of PMD, I am playing through DLC and building my paradise up).

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#6

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Reveal Why Its 3D Mario Title Isn't S...:

I am so disappointed I may not get to play this, I loved 3D Land you know, I hope they go down the route with the NSMB series and make a second 3D Land for the 3DS, that means we can leave it at three "3D" titles and then get a successor to the galaxy/64/sunshine games. When I saw the cat power-up, I was like 'LOL that is so brilliant and cute' that I just had to smile. Gonna miss playing mario games....

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#8

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th May (Europe):

I'm getting The Denpa Men 2, I've been waiting for ages for this beauty of a gem.
Man, I've got a ton of games to play through this weekend, already finished the main storyline of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon in about 40 hours (but I got ages to go to unlock all the ranks and customize my pokemon paradise. I also got Solatorobo to playthrough as well, so i'm all set.

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#9

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Review: The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves (3DS...:

@DarkCoolEdge You only played the demo? meh you should've played the full game, the demo is pretty short and I though it at least was good enough to get me interested and I later played the game from start to finish and thought it was pretty awesome. But you know, the sequel is worth looking forward to IMO, both games have scored 9/10 on Nintendo Life, so I think you should get The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave while it's on sale, I don't predict it'll be that price again.

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#10

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Review: The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves (3DS...:

This is brilliant! A 9 out of 10 review for the sequel to one of my favourite eshop games! But I thought @Phillip_J_Reed was going to review this one, come on I'm betting this game deserves a 10/10 (despite the 3D being more or less the same as the first game), but oh well beggars can't be choosers, I'm gonna get this first thing next week, it's gonna be sweet!

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#12

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Hosting a Pokémon X & Y Developer Ro...:

I don't see what the problem is with pixelation, there will always be some pixelation of some sort in video games, until developers, TVs and graphic engines get past that hurdle, there will be pixelation.
I am hugely excited for X & Y, I will be getting X as my brother will be getting Y, I think the jump to 3D is brilliant, I don't see why people should complain.
I have been a fan of pokemon since the first generation and I have to be honest and say that whatever the games turn out like, it's gonna be better than what we've ever seen before, comparing pokemon to other RPGs is silly, you need to compare it to the previous games in the series to make the right judgement, so to all those nitpickers, shut up and judge it against other pokemon games, not series like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy etc.

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#13

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd May (North America):

Next Week I'm getting The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves, I don't know why many people aren't hyped for it because I certainly am! I mean, doesn't anyone know that some of the devs who worked on some of the original Dragon Quest SNES games are in charge of this series? That's one reason to be excited and you know they compared the sequel to being like Dragon Quest II, in which they mean the sequel brings a whole lot new features and mechanics to the table. Oh well, at least I'm excited for the next denpa men game....

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#15

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Fantasy Life Expansion Heading to 3DS in Japan:

This looks so AWESOME!!!! It's such a beautiful looking game and the art style is adorable, even to a 21 year old male gamer, all I can say is wow! just wow!
I hope they announce either version of this game in the Nintendo Directs.

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#16

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Poll: Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Re...:

I'm with everyone who's sticking with Nintendo, it just goes to show you have to take a risk when it comes to buying and owning a new games system, whether it has a good or bad outcome is dependant all on the software and the support.
I've never really cared about Xbox one bit, I know they cater to a specific audience, but that audience can sometimes be the most obnoxious group of people you'll ever meet because they won't care about your PS4, your Nintendo 3DS or even your Wii U, so really I've got nothing to lose with this console reveal, in fact I've got everything to gain.
I bet you Nintendo will take advantage of this and bring out the big guns because they have so many good games they've already announced and so many more to be revealed, PLUS they ain't doing all the reveals at E3, yeah they'll have a presence there, but they have Nintendo Directs now and E3 is almost irrelevant, good luck Microsoft (you're gonna need it).

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#17

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Poll: Do You Follow and Watch Rival Console Re...:

@P-Gamer-C Your opinion is valid, but I think people who like Nintendo are gonna be happy with a Wii U, you're saying it's a paper weight right? Well wrong, it's a paper weight that can play mother-loving SUPER METROID, not to mention this paper weight is getting 3-5 Nintendo Directs before, during and after E3 and we are getting some serious news on great games. So I'd be careful to accuse the Wii U of being an office product, it may just make the Xbox One look like a fancy painted brick.

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#19

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Shantae 3DS Virtual Console Release Date Creep...:

I don't understand why Australia doesn't have Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Europe has it but Wayforward didn't bother releasing it simutaneously here. i know you can just change eshop regions and download it, but I don't really wanna have to do that. Now wayforward wants to bring the original out on the VC, WTF Wayforward??

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#20

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Silicon Studio Near "Maximum Performance" With...:

@BossBattles makes a fair point, I'm with him on having fun, for example I'm playing both my DSi and 3DS at the moment, but despite the "performance" of the DSi compared to the 3DS, I'm having a lot more fun with my DSi.
But then again I love my 3DS and it's the latest Nintendo handheld, but I can't not be blamed for comparing apples and apples and not apples and oranges.

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#21

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Don't Worry, There Are More Sega Game Gear Tit...:

I've been holding out to try Game Gear games, I never owned one and I don't think they sold them in my country, either that or they were just like the PSP (not as popular or well supported). I of course opted for Gameboy because it was the first handheld I saw, speaking of gameboy, why hasn't nintendo been so quiet with those releases, maybe we have all the good titles, anyone think of a reason?

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#25

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Miiverse: Super Metroid - Too Taxing For Today...:

@Rawk_Hawk Yeah I'm with you, I just Loooooooove my Metroid!! I bet that game without a walkthrough first time, it wasn't that hard, now If I played Contra, I'm sure with a bit of practice i could beat it without the Konami Code.
@younglink1990 You're right, it ain't hard.
@HeatBombastic Wow jokes on you dude, sounds like you use walkthroughs, at least more often than I do, don't deny it. No really, my 15 year old brother is part of the same generation that everyone here is complaining about, I know what I'm talking about. Also get back under your bridge, troll.

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#26

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Miiverse: Super Metroid - Too Taxing For Today...:

On my first playthough of Super Metroid, I figured out Wall Jumping all on my own. I've never used Walkthroughs unless I can't use my noggin to figure it out first, most of the time if there's a problem I'll spend at least 1/2 an hour trying everything, If there isn't anything that isn't blatantly obvious, then THAT is when I'll use one. Fortunately, most of the time I figure whatever it is out and therefore no walkthrough or hand-holding required.

Now the problem I see here is, is that todays kids are stupid and lazy. They've never been challenged because all they play is Halo and Call of Duty, I've never played those games, if at all no great amount of mind-numbing time, so the difference? I'm a better player because I play games that allow thinking it over instead of just tapping and shooting. The people who make games like COD or Halo generally don't want you to think, everything has to be violent to be fun and I'm ashamed to be near people who call themselves gamers who dislike games just because the graphics suck or the level is to hard (or whatever lame excuse that is just full of plain laziness).

OK so TL:DR, long story short, I know I wasn't born in the 80s or grew up along the NES/SNES, but even a guy like me can sit down and figure it out and show some initiative. I'm not a teenager any more, but even when I was that age I could figure puzzles and s**t out, so I guess kids are a bit thick, if only there was a way....

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#27

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed For 17th May, Coveri...:

I'm always excited for Nintendo Directs, but isn't E3 next month? I thought they were going to do them around E3, it seems a little premature if you ask me. But then again, the Wii U is in need of rescuing, lets hope that Nintendo at least makes Earthbound available on the Virtual Console either after these Nintendo Directs, or during E3.

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#28

RetroGBHippie92 commented on UK Mainstream Newspaper Declares 3DS The "Best...:

@Placlu I invested heavily in the 3DS when it came out, but many of the launch titles weren't particularly up to the standard we know today. Super Street Fighter IV wan't a perfect port, but it was good for the on-the-go SF fan, Nintendogs+cats was ok, but there weren't that many changes from the original version other than the addition of cats and Rayman 3D was just an enhanced port of the Dreamcast version of Rayman 2 (which I enjoyed but got mediocre reviews due to being a port-of-a-port). These are the titles I got at launch obviously, but it goes to show your opinion can change dramatically once the good titles are all continuously being released, each a month at a time.

Today, I am far happier with the quality and we are continually getting better with Nintendo First Party titles, but still not quite with most third party games.

@domdom87 Yes, I believe so, talk about being hypocritical, now it seems they actually favour it over the Vita. I guess this can all be seen as a good thing, but I don't know...

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#29

RetroGBHippie92 commented on UK Mainstream Newspaper Declares 3DS The "Best...:

@ferthepoet Yes and No. I love the DS, it's one of my favourite systems, but the 3DS is terrible at playing DS titles IMO, I don't like how Nintendo didn't get the resolution correct when the original 3DS came out and wasn't surprised when I got my XL. The one thing I hate is the resolution because it makes it blurry, if they had got that right in the first place, I'd be more inclined to agree with you.

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#30

RetroGBHippie92 commented on UK Mainstream Newspaper Declares 3DS The "Best...:

I'm not quite sure the 3DS has attained this kind of level JUST yet, but I do have to admit the 3DS has many great games, most notably first-party offerings.
The 3DS hasn't become the machine I'd had hoped it'd be by now, as I had hoped we would've had more RPGs in the second year of it's life, too bad we haven't had much news on Square Enix's release schedule, hopefully E3 will generate more on this side of the 3DS' library.
As for Tabloids, I don't trust 'em, I've never read one in my life but I'm not starting now, isn't The Sun responible for that phone hacking scandal? Yeah I wouldn't take to kindly to them either way though.

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#32

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Australia rejoice! Mighty Switch Force! Hyper ...:

@MeWario I thought the same thing too, it's a lose-lose situation, If we download from our own server we have very little choice and in turn no one cares to download much because of it and if we download from the Europe server, we risk games making it to our own region. The whole situation around the Australian Ratings is still brassing me off and the fact that both AU and NZ have Taxes surrounding video game sale etc annoys the hell outta me. Make it Stop!!! :(

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#33

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Australia rejoice! Mighty Switch Force! Hyper ...:

@lazyinsu We share the same problem, I can't believe devs decide to do this to our region all the time. The rest of the world doesn't know or care when we don't get certain games localised and we suffer quietly because devs can't be bothered taking the risk or the same effort to release games on time or at all.
If devs care more about Europe and America, then I'll just import and download from those regions.

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#34

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Review: Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super...:

@Moshugan There is already a remake of Super Mario 64 dude, It's called Super Mario 64 DS and I think you can still get it. While it improves on the graphics department and being able to play as luigi, wario and yoshi, the controls aren't as perfect because you have to play with a D-pad instead of an analog stick, but if you can ignore that, then it's a good game.
As for an HD remake, they're making a new 3D mario for the Wii U, I think that'll be enough of an excuse for a HD mario game instead of just a remake of Super Mario 64, who knows they may make two like they did on the Wii.

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#35

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks:

I hope one of these new titles is an RPG, maybe Wonderflick or Rare Drop Adventurer Note? We need more eShop RPGS to be honest, I'll last a long time playing The Denpamen 2, but it would be awesome is some other devs pitched in, like level 5.

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#36

RetroGBHippie92 commented on The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Diving Onto ...:

@andreoni79 No we can't use American NTSC games on our 3DS', we can however play european PAL games, cause we are the same region as Europe.
This is why I'm importing or buying online, retailers here put the games up to ridiculous prices.
I'm happy to pay whatever for downloadable games on the eshop, unless they're cheaper on the European eshop that is. I prefer not to change the region on my 3DS, but if there's a game I seriously want, I'll do it.

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#38

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Smartphones And Tablets To Be "Primary Screen ...:

@ollietaro I don't want an all-in-one device, in fact i'm not gonna support smartphones in general, i'll stick to the standard, old fashioned keypad. Touch screens are generally terrible, talking on a smartphone is ok, but texting is a horrible business with some phones.
Anyway, speak for yourself, not everyone wants smartphones to be the only source of video games, I for one don't consider smartphone games "video games", that's my opinion, but i'm sure i'm not the only one who thinks that.

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#39

RetroGBHippie92 commented on The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Diving Onto ...:

Why aren't there many people excited about this title?? The first was pretty great IMO, the sequel is set to have dramatic improvements on the first, with a huge overworld, animal crossing-like activities like fishing and crop growing and streetpass functionality, to name a few.
This is a definite day one purchase for me and I am set to get the demo as soon as it arrives, you guys that are complaining about the price obviously haven't done any research into this title. If you didn't know, some of the devs that worked on the old SNES Dragon Quest titles like DQVI are on the Genius Sonority team and they even likened this sequel to Dragon Quest II, where this sequel to They Came by Wave has a lot more going for it then the last game did. trust me come May 30th you should consider getting it, because apparently they've upped the difficulty from 'fairly easy- normal' difficulty, to normal-hard strategic' difficulty.

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#40

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Smartphones And Tablets To Be "Primary Screen ...:

I hate analysts comparing apples and oranges, seriously how can you compare a dedicated handheld to a smartphone in terms of gaming? also how can you compare a gaming device to a phone anyway? the average smartphone gamer doesn't know what a full length game is like and when they ask for Nintendo to port their games over, they literally have no clue whatsoever when they start talking about the prospect. Nintendo will never officially support smartphones, it doesn't fit their strategy and imagine being asked to buy a phone just to play the next mario, zelda, metroid or fire emblem, cause that's what they would tell us if they were in the smartphone business, yep "upgrade to iPhone 5,5s, 6, 7 Window 8 mobile, yaddah yaddah yaddah...."

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#41

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Smartphones And Tablets To Be "Primary Screen ...:

@TheRealThanos It's too bad younger people don't generally have much taste when it comes to video games. Don't forget they have traditional handheld gaming, just as we did 20 or so years ago, it's just helluva harder to get them interested in non-smartphone tech.

Personally I think that whole study is bullsh*t, how can you attest to saying all gaming will be mostly on smartphones and tablets by 2017? you know how far that is away? also the 3DS has only been out for 2 years, I think the 3DS will still be pumping out great games by then, the 3DS won't die out, the Wii U will continue I betcha. So really this research company is just pulling facts outta their a**, you do know how long console/handheld cycles are right?

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#43

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Out Today: Fire Emblem: Awakening (Europe):

@Thexare I understand the whole weapon triangle, is it easy to get a hang of once you understand that? I've never been brilliant at SRPGs to be honest.
@Bluezealand Already played the demo, I thought it was pretty good but the last time I attempted a FE game was when we got The Sacred Stones from the ambassador program, never completed it because I couldn't get past that chapter with the spiders and rescuing the children.

What do you think? should I pick this game up? I might play normal mode but with the option of not permanently losing characters, then I might play through it again but with that option off. It's hard to decide since i've never really played much of this genre, I guess they're an acquired taste, but however that comes about is a mystery to me...

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#44

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Out Today: Fire Emblem: Awakening (Europe):

I've never played a Fire Emblem game before, is this game gonna be open to beginners? I heard it has a easy mode, but I don't usually go for the easy mode when it comes to video games, just a bit unsure it's gonna be my kind of game.

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#45

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The ...:

I can't believe I woke up to find out that Earthbound was finally being released on a VC service! But you know, this has me curious as to why Mother 1 isn't being released, what's happening there? the first game is a masterpiece too you know Nintendo!
Hey I'm just thankful they heard us out (FINALLY!) and are giving it to us, I'll pay anything to be able to experience the brilliance that is Earthbound.

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#47

RetroGBHippie92 commented on The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves Gets Austral...:

@Geonjaha Have you actually seen the japanese trailer? I saw it ages ago, it does more than just use some of the assets of the previous game, in fact this game looks to be way more of a vast improvement over the original as it actually has an entitre overworld and not just dungeon crawling! In fact, This game has more in common with dragon quest this time than the last game.

Apparently in Denpamen 2, you will be able to capture more Denpamen types, equip more armour, gain new abilities, go fishing, visit villages, grow crops, take pictures of your team of denpamen and save to your SD card and battle other teams of denpamen, from either other people over the internet or what seems to be more like streetpass, which is a fantastic new addition (i highly doubt this game connects to the internet though).
Besides this game is self published by Genius Sonority not by Nintendo, so it simply isn't just using the same assets as last time, however of course it still runs on the same graphical engine and retains the same style, but we can forgive that because this is how denpamen are supposed to look.

Let me just take some time out to say I can not wait to see this game on the eshop, it looks brilliant and I got all that info about Denpamen 2 by looking at the trailer, despite it being in japanese.

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#48

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indi...:

@deathlysneer I didn't know any of that, thanks for bringing that up. Well I guess the only reason why we haven't got MSF is because of Australia, there really isn't any need to split the eshop just for our country, so I guess we're just forced to wait.
I still feel your pain because we're both on the same wavelength, I don't want to import or change eshop regions, but looks like for the sake of things we're gonna have to until Australia plays catch up.

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#49

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Nnooo: Australian Ratings System Prevents Indi...:

I've been thinking about this problem for ages, literally. Why do smaller nations HAVE to pay more? is it just that the classifications boards think they won't make enough money? Hey think about it, if they'd lower the price of classification, that'd mean more games being localised here, meaning more choice, happier gamers, more advertising dollars (perhaps?? I mean seriously nintendo never advertises any products here). I don't really know, I'm just guessing, but at the moment or really should I say, for the last 5-10 years, nobody BUT Nintendo has managed to fail to impress me on the advertisement side of things, I mean the Wii comes out (1-2 commercials of it's release), the 3DS arrives (barely even one commericial, maybe two or three), then the WiiU (???????????). Come on, if the classifcations boards stop charging viciously up the wall for classifying games, then we'd have more choice and not have to import our games from Europe. I'm done here, but seriously nothing's changed in 10 years, believe me I thought after Australia getting changes to it's system we'd also get some bonuses out of it, but seems like both countries have lucked out, poor us....

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#50

RetroGBHippie92 commented on Rumour: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Is Takin...:

Oh I'm sooo getting this game, after playing FFIII, IV and FHOL (the spiritual predecessor to Bravely Default) I think I'm more than likely to buy this game. I think having seen Matrix Software work on the remakes and the original title has led them to make an even better game because I've heard that Bravely Default got really great reviews and even though i'm not to phased about reviews, having what looks like a brilliant battle system, story and art style reminesent of The Four Heroes of Light, looks to be a treat!
I Know FHOL wasn't well recieved, but to honest despite the flaws in the battle system, it was still a pretty good game IMO.