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Male, 32, Brazil

I've been a gamer since 1990, when I got my NES and Master System. I love Nintendo because they're are a haven of personality and witty gameplay in an era when everyone puts way too much stock on cinematics and gritty realism. Also a huge fan of Civilization and Magic Online on my PC.

Fri 19th Apr 2013

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ricklongo commented on More Details Emerge on the Launch of My Nintendo:

Oooh, Brazil is included? Seems like I'll no longer need to be Canadian!

This has to mean that Nintendo will be working with a new distributor in the country, after ceasing their contract with Gaming do Brasil last year, which can only be good news.



ricklongo commented on Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Sur...:

See, take a look at this game. People were quick to point out how it looks perhaps too similar to Mario 64, but seriously, read this article and take a look at the footage. This is an honest-to-goodness 3D platformer with an honest-to-goodness innovative mechanic that seems poised to make great use of the gamepad. Not only that, just take a look at the starry-eyed effort that obviously went into it, with the loads of different controllers supported, each in its own way. Now the dev actually goes ahead and says he's gunning for Mario 64-style open-ended exploration rather than Mario Galaxy-style linearity and I just catch myself muttering "yes, yes" outloud.

I was a supporter on the failed Kickstarter, and now I will get this on the e-Shop on day one. From everything I read coming from this guy, I believe he has earned it.



ricklongo commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

The two that I want the most would be a Donkey Kong 64 sequel and a new Earthbound/Mother. If we're staying realistic, though, and if we assume the NX is a hybrid, I'll go ahead and say mainseries Pokemon. It would be pretty much a killer app right there.

As my two main picks aren't options, I ended up voting Pokemon, 2D Donkey Kong and Luigi's Mansion (I want to play the new Zelda on the Wii U if at all possible).



ricklongo commented on Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support fo...:

@ikki5 @electrolite77 My point is that I believe I'm getting a full game, and that the amiibo content is just extra inconsequential stuff thrown on top. None of the Nintendo games I got since amiibo fihurines were introduced felt like they were lacking anything substantial that were then provided by the amiibo functionality - like I said, they are honest-to-goodness complete games. And when the extra addons provided by amiibo are as inconsequential as they have been, I fail to understand what the fuss is all about.

Your Yoshi's Woolly World won't be an incomplete game because you don't own a Ness amiibo to get a special yarn costume, nor will Splatoon be any less fun because you can't unlock that samurai helmet. Amiibo so far have been just extra stuff on top of complete games, just like, say, the Hearts of Stone DLC for Witcher 3 (which I haven't gotten, and don't feel for a minute that my Witcher 3 playthrough was any less fullfilling because of it).



ricklongo commented on Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support fo...:

@ikki5 I consider all of those to be completely inconsequential as far as enjoying those games go. They're nice little addons. I got Splatoon for the campaign and online multiplayer. I got Captain toad for the content on disc. Shovel Knight has a TON of content already for the mere 15 dollars it costs, and there's even more free content coming. Mario Maker has ways to unlock costumes without amiibo, and while the giant mushroom exclusivity is kinda sad, there's so much stuff to do in that game already that I'd never feel like content is actually being held back from me.

It's one thing to release half-assed games that need DLC (physical or otherwise) or microtransactions to even be called a full product. But this is absolutely not the case here, as those are honest-to-goodness full releases without the amiibo support. Would you honestly disagree with that?

I completely agree with what @souldin wrote, by the way.



ricklongo commented on Nintendo of America Confirms amiibo Support fo...:

@Ogbert Well, yes, that's precisely what I'm talking about. Amiibo functionality in games has mostly been precisely what one would expect: cute addons that are ultimately inconsequential to the game at large. That's why I can't really understand people complaining about the figurines. They're nice little things to put on a rack and eventually use in a few games, and that's exactly why I own the six or seven I currently do. Thank goodness they aren't the kind of stuff that's necessary to play games with - that would indeed be a problem in my opinion.



ricklongo commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Next Generation of Exper...:

@Legromancer I do have one, and I use it to (gasp) MAKE PHONE CALLS!

Okay, I do use some apps such as Whatsapp on a daily basis, and I also use it to access websites such as this one when I'm not home, even if I think the web surfing experience suffers a lot on such a small device. But I don't play games on there, and Nintendo joining in won't change that, as much as a Nintendo fan as I am.



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

I'm super excited about all the 3DS RPGs and the NX reveal. I'm certainly also pretty stoked for Zelda U and Genei Ibun Roku, but otherwise I sadly believe it's gonna be an underwhelming year for the home console. And as far as smartphone apps go, zero interest.



ricklongo commented on New York's Nintendo World Store Prepares for M...:

My brother is currently living across the river in Hoboken, and I'm planning to visit him later this year. Never been to NYC (or thr US for that matter), and it says something that the NWS is the place I'm most looking forward to visiting there.



ricklongo commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Yacht Club Ga...:

As much as I love these guys, I do feel they overpromised on the Kickstarter. At this point, I really wish they were working on a new game. It's hard to keep interest almost two years later to keep checking the extra content, even if it's free.

Either way, here's to a great 2016 for them. They surely deserve it.