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Female, 29, United States

Hobbies include playing Taiko, woodworking, astrophotography, art (both history and creating), music, and well of course video games. I am a multisystem gamer but Nintendo is my foundation.

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm...:

Well I'm not surprised. DQ doesn't have the most diverse song catalog anyway. Most games tend to sound similar and not in the "they have the same composer" way but more in the fact that they use and update many of the same songs throughout the series....Buying the game anyway.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

Why does he even have to assure people of this? Most companies have numerous business ventures. Nintendo still makes playing cards, and merchandise, Sony has movies and their insurance, Microsoft has their software and hardware ventures (I love my Surface pro 3) and yet people act like its the end of the world when a company wants to try something new. Yet they forget that is how the great products that we love so much come from.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

Why are people saying that these aren't being bought for their functionality? Many that aren't scalpers are buying for both reasons. For instance I'm not a huge F-Zero fan. I don't dislike the franchise but I'm not into it like I am Zelda. I don't even play as C. Falcon in smash. But the idea of a trainable punching bag and a new suit for my mii has me looking for a figure. While I prefer the statues for games like STEAM I like the card format idea because I don't want to have to carry around my 3ds, the amiibo portal and a bag full of amiibo. I do hope that once the Smash run is done nintendo does a reprint of all the waves just to give people the chance to get them at a fair price.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

That post with the target manager would have had me asking for the number for corporate. That manager can't do that. Period. She would have lost her job by the time I finished. And no its not about getting amiibo its about that person breaking the heck out of their store policy.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Budoten is Fighting Its...:

@polivar4 Hmm Hate is a strong word for me and fighting games. To be honest I'll play any franchise once and I buy most that I can get my hands on (it is the only genre I do this for) mainly because my FG tastes are different from my friends and I'd rather have something they want to play rather than getting stuck playing a shooter. I'm not a fan of MK (too slow!), and I don't like most of the anime games UNLESS they are 2d (Like I loved the ps2 Hokuto no Ken game) and the most recent Samsho and Soul Calibur games were disappointing. I didn't used to like Tekken but TTT2 is helping with that (I still own many Tekken games though) and I'm starting to get into DoA though I still feel that VF is supreme overlord. But I also tend to like games that some people don't; for instance I still like to play Battle Fantasia. So no, I don't really hate any fighting games as I'll play any game that somebody shoves my way. I just have preferences over what I'll play alone and train in.

I think part of it stems from the fact that as a child I used to have to almost beg to get someone to play against me in the arcades because I'm female. However once most folks realized I knew what I was doing that stopped the cold shoulders and eye rolls. Going to the arcade was like heaven for me. Likely why I build sticks in my spare time (such that it is).



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

I still think the market as a whole tends to prefer either the XL for everyone except small children. Are their outliers? Of course, just like I'm an outlier for being an active importer...but sometimes being the minority nets you a different product then what you want.

I am going to buy the faceplates however just for collecting purposes.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

Does anyone buy the standard size in NA anymore? I never get people at gamestop asking about it (even used ones just sit on the shelf). I get why some people want it... for choice reasons but I can see from a production stand point why Nintendo axed it. I'm still buying the zelda faceplates because I have a problem and I need help but I'm cool with my XL and LL.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

I would like more gameplay as Rosa. I feel that the story is mostly done at this point. Inferno and Paradiso are always going to be battling for human souls with little regard for their lives and Humanity has been given the right to shape its own destiny. I kinda think there isn't much more to add to that.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

the series has always been an open world with usually gated entryways. I think they are going for a seamless world at this point. If Link leaves an area does that area still progress and react? For all the bugs Bethesda games have that is one thing they have always tried to implement. The world is still alive even when you aren't there.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tourname...:

@minotaurgamer With Arcades on the decline the number of people that use arcade sticks on the regular is shrinking. I'd say it is a fair assumption that many gamers under 20 either have not played with an arcade stick or have done so rarely. That would make them least likely to default to a stick. That being said I'm designing a hit box for this when it hits the wiiu.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amii...:

Not really sure if a quote by an unnamed gamestop source is the best to use to start beating on Nintendo about stock. IF the person was below DM level they likely asked the Nintendo sale rep, who is usually not privy to manufacturing details. And Gamestop corporate has no idea about Nintendo's manufacturing plans. If they do they aren't telling ANYBODY.

So I doubt that Nintendo is "confused"...though I wish they'd shift some of that Europe stock to NA since folks are putting up pics with store shelves full.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Capcom Explains Why Monster Hunter 4 Ul...:

Still not sure if I want to keep my preorder since I couldn't get a n3ds in my region. I have the limited edition preordered which is sold out everywhere...but playing with wonky camera controls have me on the fence. Also I do hope that Capcom comes up with a console monster hunter that is released world wide. I don't really want to play on the handheld but I'm willing to try before I gripe too much about it.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

@MasterBlaster Many people that are familiar with the Japanese language or with Japanese people use the subfix, honorific system even when speaking in English. My Aikido sensei has lived in the us for the past 20 years but everyone still uses honorifics with her. It is a sign of respect for a person's culture.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

@Quorthon MSRP is suggested. Nintendo doesn't penalize retailers for dropping the price. But the games still sale well at the high prices so the retailers don't drop them.

Unlike games like Madden or Watch dogs which still have a MSRP of 60 dollars in the US but they are often sold for less. So much of their stock goes in and out of stores (bought in waves then traded in just as quickly) that there is a quick drop off in people willing to pay 60 new 55used for those games.

At best Nintendo is at fault for doing limited printing runs which causes retailers to inflate used prices and maintain MSRP.