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Astrophysics. Perfume. Taiko. =Life

Female, 29, United States

Hobbies include playing Taiko, Aikido, 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 Poll: Early Impressions on Splatoon and That A...:

I have been having a ton of fun...mainly encroaching slowly since I'm lower in level. I don't worry about the other team I just try to get as much surface inked and let the higher ranked members do the wet work. I've found I've been pretty useful to my teams doing that.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Interview: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker o...:

@Sceptic LOL, no I left my tinfoil hat at home today. Thanks for asking though. My only "theory" is that likely licensing or something along those lines caused Nintendo to have issues with brokering a region free deal. However, I suspect they will either have each branch broker future bundles under each region or they may work their licensing agreements in the future to make this easier to implement later on down the road.

In short, I'm not going to engage in melodrama over some games...most of which can be purchased normally in other regions.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About ...:

I want to say I'm shocked by the vitrol over this but it is the internet after all... They don't have to do humble bundles and it is the first one Nintendo has done. We have no idea what companies have to do to make these happen. Also let's not forget that the point behind this is CHARITY. If you want the games that badly that this is the end of the world for you just buy them on the eshop (And yes I owned most of the games in the bundle but I still bought it anyway for charity and to give codes to others).

Otherwise just chill out...I'm sure Nintendo will make more of these and find a workaround.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Ryno Or it might be a fun romp for others. I get that you feel its lacking but for some of us it is fine and not much worse than other games. Everyone sees different value. I personally want a shooter that isn't gritty and green/brown and I want something that works as easy to pick up quickly but has the potential to remain fun for longer play sessions. That has nothing to do with Nintendo Loyalty and everything with personal personal perceived value. To me this game is worth the 50 bucks I'm going to pay for it on Friday.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@GuyWithTheGames Reviews in progress serve a few purposes. A multiplayer game can't truly be reviewed until servers are officially live, but getting a partial review aids people that may be on the fence or want more insight before release day.

Can't wait until Friday to buy and Saturday to play!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This ...:

Nowhere near me but they look really tasty. The southern US is moving to Fummer anyway. (The state I live in has a lot of merger of has been pretty warm since the end of April. ) I could have used one of these last weekend when I had to patrol campus in the heat.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

So as a person that has never bought a Humble bundle I have a question: They mention more games coming soon, does that mean that if you wait longer you get more games or do some games drop out of the bundle and are replaced by other games? Also if you buy now and they add more games to the bundle do you get those as well?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chao...:

I would love a non racing spin off game. While I own a number of the f-zero games they aren't as fun to me as mario kart but the characters are cool. I do think with the falcon amiibo if there has ever been a chance for an fzero announcement it is this year.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

I'm all for learning Japanese as it is a lovely language, however
A) this game is a SNES game and the company that made it went under so it is NEVER going to be localized.
B) even if you know Japanese the amount of time and money it would take to find and import this game (hope you have a working super famicon as well) would be nuts because again its a REALLY old game.
C) Also most people don't have the time to learn a language from scratch.
I'm not even going to get into the lack of a western copyright....
Anyway good for those that want to play it. I may try to find the JPN version.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

They know good and well that Nintendo is not going to make a hardware announcement this year. At best it will be announced next year with another year or two before release. Even if they did the gamecube proved that the third parties will still skip out even when the hardware is capable (for them I still think this game could be optimized properly to run well on Wii U). Ah well. I still need to pick up need for speed on the WiiU. Not wasting HDD space to get this game on PC.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloods...:

@proffrink1986 I've always stated that I don't back projects. However if a developer doesn't give me an Nintendo option I usually ignore it even if i have the other platforms it releases on (nintendo option doesn't mean I'll buy it for nintendo system..I just want the chance to decide what is best for me).

It's not even a budget thing...I just don't throw money at vaporware. If it comes out then sure I'll be happy to buy even day one. I just don't feel that I should have to pay someone to develop a game...especially given that the finished product could turn out to be something I don't like. I've been burned with CE preorders for that. I'm one of the few people that doesn't like Mass Effect 2 and 3 for instance, however I bought the CE of 2 because I loved the first one so much and I bought 3 in the hopes it would (for me) redeem 2. Wasted money.

I'm sure many of the other posters that won't kickstart are willing to buy the game when it comes out. I don't get why there is such a push to shame someone into financially backing a game that doesn't exist yet.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on This Is The Ultimate Way To Display Your Treas...:

@shigulicious I mostly buy games from play-asia although the few amiibo I've gotten have been in great condition. I've never had an issue with them. Placing another game order on Friday actually. DQVII 3DS (I decided to put my money were my mouth is lol)

I also use nippon yassan as well but play asia has better shipping.