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Female, 28, United States

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Serves Up Over Four Minutes of Awesom...:


Agreed and thank you for posting that. I've recently been bitten by the Musou bug. I had Warriors Orochi 3 since launch and I hadn't really played it until the trailers for HW started coming out. I am pretty impressed by the game. The harder difficulties keep you on your toes and once I realized that there are a decent number of combos the game took on a depth I didn't expect. So much so that I went and bought a pro controller because I feared for the life of my gamepad (its not a button masher...its a quick input game. Fighting games are my favorite genre, there is a difference between button mashing and quick input).

That being said I'm pretty sad that WiiU wont be getting Samurai Warriors 4 (though this is KT so they could port it later) but I'll take HW any day and pick up SW4 for my PS3 later.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:

I'm done. I'm officially so hyped for this game that my head is gonna explode. I thought at best Lucina would be a Marth skin but her own character?! YESSSSSSS! Also so happy about Fem!Robin! Is it Holiday yet? My WiiU craves this game!

On a less crazy note... So I think the roster is up to 35 now? The rest has to be veterans. If they are doing Amiibo for the whole roster I'm going to have to take out a loan....



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

...Hmm with Ubi pulling support like they are from a fan perspective I wish this was not happening. However, the game will be good either way. Not the end of the world.

Thought about this more. From the Japanese perspective (and thus Sakurai's) Rayman Legends is a WiiU exclusive. I can see that being more than enough to earn Rayman a trophy. I'm still pretty salty with Ubi for various reasons but this makes a lot more sense now.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Power Rangers Super Megaforce Is Morphin' Its ...:

I thought that Saban (or whomever owns MMPR) was keeping up with the Super Sentai seasons by now? This source Material (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger) is from 2011. Are they skipping Series again? (still mad about Dairanger quite frankly that I loved that show)



Ryu_Niiyama commented on First Impressions: Getting Our Hands Dirty in ...:


I'm sure you are being sarcastic but I'll bite. Harvest moon/Bokumono has always been hetrosexual couples only. That may change eventually since early games were male farmer only. However I doubt it will generate any backlash.

Tomodachi Life's whole backlash IMO was due to people unwilling to research and a mistranslation about what the data leak was. It was pretty obvious in every screenshot of a supposed homosexual marriage in the game that one of the partners had the female body model. Just the face matched a male. Then again I can put a beard on my mii on the wii u right now and like me she is female.

On Topic: I'm pretty stoked about both. I have them both pre-ordered but will keep harvest moon sealed until the reviews drop. That way if it gets panned I can just return the game.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japane...:

There are many types of game genres and Nintendo has done well with its Art Academy IP and there are many artists that also play games. One look at miiverse should easily let you know why this game is so popular. People get to combine a game series they love with a hobby or profession they also love. Also, if its like the traditional art academy games you get lessons on drawing these pokemon which is an additional plus.

Just because someone else may not like your genre or may not use a system in the same way that you would doesn't make their choices wrong or bad. The gaming community is way too focused on some artificial definition of what a "gamer" is.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:

hmm I've found that after a few minutes of playing (usually about 15) I become accustomed to the dimensions of the game pad and I don't need to look down. Perhaps that is what they are aiming for in this game? That after a point your brain keeps track of how the gamepad dimensions correlate to the tv screen and you'll stop looking down?

I play pikmin and w101 using the touch screen and I only look down when required (like the indoor sections of w101).



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Capcom Could Be Up For Sale After Shareholders...:

I would like to see them buy a majority share and help streamline and focus their dev teams so more franchises can go into rotation but I don't think I'd like capcom to be pure nintendo... just because its not a sound business decision for nintendo to try to juggle so many ips at one time.

Also I know that there is a common complaint about street fighter 4 revisions, but it was the return of a franchise that was beginning to stall (I adore 3rd strike but it and the rest of 3 sort split the fanbase) and the updates brought roster changes and balancing. It is a little annoying but vital if you play even somewhat competitively. Plus with Ultra you can play as previous versions which means for those of us that main certain versions we can offload our older copies (I prefer Ryu in Super instead of AE) Its a pity Marvel couldn't get another desperately needs one.

Plus its still less refreshes than Street Fighter II.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Ryozo Tsujimoto Outlines Capcom's Approach to ...:

They may still port it later but until then for me no sale. Unless Nintendo comes up with a 3ds player I'm backing off on playing time sinks on my 3ds. While I understand that handhelds (or rather the 3ds) are king in Japan I still prefer tv gaming.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Toy Pizza Take a Look at Tamashii Natio...:

SH Figuarts is slowly ruining my life. I'm a huge sailor moon fan and I've been buying those plus the zero statues like candy. Now I'm branching off to Zyurangers and Shikengers. I've also picked up the good smile link and samus figma. I need an intervention...and more bookshelves.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Guide: The Biggest Wii U and 3DS Retail Games ...:

I'll be using the summer to catch up on older 3ds games and a few wiiu games I have yet buy. I'm also working on rounding out my wii collection. However this year is going to be painful.

Hyrule Warriors
Wii Sports club
Captain Toad
Both smash games
Prof Layton vs AA
Harvest moon
Story of seasons

Then for my jpn 3ds I'm going to finally break and get DQ7 (tired of waiting) and both taiko games. I'm considering buying a jpn wiiu (again for taiko. I play taiko IRL so I'm sorta obsessed.) for christmas so this is going to be a Nintendo year for me. Going to have to put the other systems on the back burner until after Zelda comes out. Still need to pickup 200 bucks worth of eshop cards as well.

Amiibo is going to ruin me. I've already started putting money aside to get ready for the nightmare that will be my destroyed budget.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Dis...:

@Zombie_Barioth hmm, respectfully I'm going to have to disagree with you. While many people may not want to spend more than the initial asking price of the system when they purchase it, they routinely do. People buy accessories when they pick up a system. Multiple controllers, additional games (or a game if it doesn't come with a pack in), chargers, etc. I worked as a Asst Manager at a Gamestop in a decently affluent city as well as the largest mall on the east cost for three years (only mentioning this so that you will have a perspective on the types of customers I had) and unless it was a holiday I would have to song and dance to sell 250 gb 360s over the 4gb. However, I rarely sold a system by itself.

I had customers that would on average when buying a system would spend 700, however they traditionally never bought the version with the larger hard drive unless again it was a holiday. To the average consumer that is buying this system for their kids, a pack in hdd is not a tangible expense. Especially when we sold refurbished hdds for about 50 dollars as opposed to the 100 price difference between the 4gb and 250gb. A new controller or game however is an value that a consumer can see up front.

Nintendo's choice in using non proprietary hdds means you can snag a cheap drive when you are in a big box store (and game stop is starting to sell standard hdds as well) and not have to deal with price inflation from proprietary memory (vita owner right here). That is a tangible value to the customer.

Also the average non gamer parent isn't buying a ton of eshop/downloadable games. They buy disks, so again its harder to justify to them why they are spending additional money and not getting an immediate benefit. While digital is taking off it is still not predominant way of purchasing console games (PC sure but not console). I'm a pretty avid gamer, and I've only recently filled up my wiiu and that's really just because I bought two retail games on the eshop. Take those off and I still have plenty of space for my eshop collection.

As far as the size of the system that is a consideration that many of the non gamer parents appreciate. One common complaint I heard on the store floor was the size of the game boxes taking up space. Parents would urge their kids to offload older games and systems so they could keep one box next to the tv. As a person with currently 10 systems in rotation I'm pretty much out of room with my current setup, so I also appreciate how small the wiiu is in comparison to its competition.

Another example of value dissonance just to sidestep briefly would be the xbox one and the kinect. MS removed all of the privacy concerns before launch (you can't turn it off etc) and still people complained about the price difference it represented.

I'm in no way saying that my perspective represents the norm but I'm still not seeing what the big deal is based upon both my personal situation as well as what I've seen working for gamestop.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

I'm glad miis are available...hopefully the requests for goku and shrek and other odd characters will stop now. For that same reason I'm glad they are banned from online. I don't want to see Hitler and any other offensive character someone with either the age or mindset of a child can come up with.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Grezzo Seeks New Employees Asking If They Want...:

@Action51 Well not everyone ignores the new ips or hidden gems. However people go with what they know...even as they lament doing so. Still MM was a really good game and with the OoT remake a precedent was set. I do agree that the lopsided support of new IPs is annoying but when you think about it there is a reason why that is the bread and butter of many of the third party devs. I don't think most people realize how few sequels Nintendo has put out in 30 or so years compared to devs like EA or Ubisoft.

While I didn't ask for WWHD I'm very grateful for it since when the original came out I was young enough to be a graphics snob (read: young idiot) and didn't properly support it when it came out (got it used later but I made sure I got HD day one).

I will say I loved okami so much I bought it on three systems (ps2, wii and ps3), still working on finishing sakura wars and last story though.

My question is where are the fighting game fans? Am I the only person that wants another Tatsunoko vs Capcom?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

@gatorboi352 I love Nintendo's arcade style sports games like 1080 and wave race but without a real roster a second party sports game won't sell well. People play these now as sims, not just because they like the sport. Since EA has many of the sports games rosters on lockdown... no one else can come in. 2K sports games don't sell well and even the PES series has gone down in sales compared to FIFA the last I checked.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U:

@PokeAl I'm all for variety sure, but I've never understood the mindset that once you are over 18 you are only engaged by M rated games. I'm 28 and unlike a lot of gamers actually waited until I was 18 before I started playing M rated games and I find many of them to be quite disappointing or annual updates (former AC player). I'm not saying I'm against M rated games (I have quite a few in my library) but many of the storylines seemed to be aimed at teenage boys. Nintendo and its numerous franchises (since it seems to be a thing to trot out Mario, Zelda and Pokemon like that is all they make) are about tight game-play and fun. The best part is they are universal enough that almost anyone can enjoy those experiences. I can not say the same for most other developers.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Dis...:

Not really sure why the on-board hdd space is still a big deal. Sony went through how many revisions of the ps3 hdd and allows you to swap it out. My xbox 360 is 4gb and a bought a cheap hk hdd (because i was not paying microsoft's crazy prices). You can get external hdds for pretty cheap. 500gb should be more than enough for most. Sure its nice to have that out of the box, but not if it drives up the price of the system.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

Why don't they just do a "legacy edition" roster update of the last fifa for wiiu game and call it a day. I get that they don't want to have to scale their new engine but seriously there is no reason why they can't just update the old versions for those that would buy them.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Rolls Out New Kirby Game Tra...:

That screencap needs more Hardcore Kirby. Where are the angry eyebrows?

Seriously I am pretty excited about this one. Canvas Curse took a bit to grow on me but now it is one of my favorites. Love the art direction. It is like Nintendo has made it a mission to uplift gamer's spirits with vibrant art direction.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCub...:

PDP is making gamecube style controllers as well (i think they are wiiu pro controllers) that match the wiiu themed wiimotes (yoshi and whatnot) I'll likely pick up one of those and a pro controller...not for smash but just to round out my controller options. I'll be on gamepad for smash this time around.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Life's E3 Reaction - Live!:

E3 was great. Granted I didn't have a problem with it last year either but this one really blew it out of the water. We got a focus on WiiU games which is what we needed. So some games are coming next and microsoft have the same issue.

The bayonetta combo is a great way to attract newcomers and is a nice package for those that want to revisit the title. I'll likely dump my 360 copy when it comes out. I'm stoked about kirby and yoshi, I loved canvas curse and epic yarn and more of that art direction is fine by me.

Splatoon looks pretty interesting and I rabidly loathe multi-player shooters. I can't wait for that to drop.

The amiibo figurines are a really nifty idea (been waiting on this since melee to be honest I remember being so mad when Activision came out with it first) and it feels like pokemon turned on its ear a little bit (which could be really cool). I've just started collecting figma as well so that also likely shades my excitement.

Captain Toad levels are some of my favorites in 3d world so just like pushmo world I'm happy to explore more of that. Action-Puzzles never get enough love IMO.

Will be buying my first mario party just for the Bowser jerk mode. Ruining friendships one board at a time.

Will be buying retail wii sports club on day one. Can't wait for boxing.

Hyrule Warriors has been cemented as a day one purchase for me from the gameplay videos.

Smash is a given and while I was hoping for an earlier date (October is PACKED this year if you have multiple systems) the direct plus the footage today has cemented my purchase of both versions.

I'm so glad that there is a new starfox...I''m glad that the people that like that franchise will get a new title.

I'll be picking up the natsume rpg and I'm hoping devil's third will be the Ninja Gaiden black of the wiiu. Let's face it the other modern Ninja Gaiden sequels weren't as good and the first one reached its peak with black.

2015 is going to be pretty packed and that bodes well for the future of the system. Plus with a number of the heavy hitters out of the way I'm hoping that nintendo will revisit titles like Punch out, FE (not the crossover...although I'm getting that too) and their arcade sports franchises (like wave race). Quite frankly if you like nintendo games this is a great time to own the system.

Also did anybody else laugh during the Zelda clip when that farmer lady in the distance ran outta there when Link was under attack? "Hyrule is so peaceful...oh gotta go!"



Ryu_Niiyama commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

Not sure how I feel about this. I understand that Ubi needs to have a return of their investment, but statements like this don't engender faith in their products for me. I passed on Rayman Legends due to the delay (I'll pick it up when its super-cheap) and I feel more and more like they are telling me that I have to buy their games on other systems (when they are multiplat that include wiiu at all) and I'm not a fan of a dev/publisher artificially limiting my choices. This is coming from a person that buys every system and has a gaming grade PC.

Plus if WiiU owners only have delays and ports that are missing features to look forward to, is there really any wonder why games don't sell on WiiU?