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Female, 28, United States

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@Dipper723 That is the price of being an early adopter. Happens with every gaming gen and most tech products in general. You have to decide what is more important to you time or money. Do you want to play when the system comes out or do you want to play for cheaper? I'm sure the xbox one buyers felt the same when the cheaper bundles came out but honestly this is normal.

Personally I'm excited about the bundles as my brother is going to jump in finally. I've had my wiiu since day one and I've more than gotten a return on my investment.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@jpfan1989 hey Apple did the new ipad and it sold. Anyway i think these are system refreshes rather than successor. Given that nintendo has talked about console/handheld os synergy i think they will launch the new handhelds with the wiiu successor. This just keeps the 3ds in the game for the new amiibo and additional gaming feature so that they don't have to retire the system early.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is One for the 3...:

@brandonbwii I suspect because they can't beat Nintendo at their knack for making games literally for everyone. So they hope for the parent that wants something that they feel is age appropriate or the really young kid with the impulse buy syndrome. Then again I heard a 10 year old in a gamestop dismissing W101 because the box was "too colorful" so perhaps they want a defined niche rather than Nintendo's across the board buy it because its fun approach.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Ultimate NES Remix Coming To 3DS This November:

@allav866 Perhaps with the hardware refresh it won't be a problem? Or they made some changes to the code to make it run smoother on the 3ds and didn't have resources to focus on that the first time around?

I'm happy for 3ds only users for this but I'll be passing. I prefer this game on the TV.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Sigh. On one hand I'm absolutely excited since this means that the system has more functionality out of the box. I'm going to be supporting Amiibo pretty heavily and a I'm getting smash 3ds to play with a friend.

However, this will be my third and fourth 3ds and I still need to buy a JPN WiiU. That is a lot of money to spend just due to region lock. I'm willing to do it this gen but if Nintendo goes region lock next gen I'm just buying games and waiting till the end of the gen to get a new system.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

I'm very glad they have been pushing for more content that doesn't need mario to prop it up. For instance I think I adore W101 as much as I do because it wasn't Wonderful Smash like the original idea presented. I get why nintendo has been using mario to branch off so much (I consider each mario franchise its own thing which is why I usually don't make a "too much mario" comment) since consumers don't like to take chances. Look at the Wii library; there were a ton of unique niche games but everyone likes to shout "shovelware" every five seconds.

I think that's why many of their other IPs sit around. Nintendo doesn't have time to educate consumers on how fun and creative a new or not often used IP is...they still need high volume sales. Yet its not just nintendo doing this every single game company trots out their show ponies more often than not. The crossovers at least have the potential to mix things up with a dash of the familiar (which is what all the mario lines have been doing for years).

That was my main complaint about AC and the obsession with the naval battles. Ubisoft could have made a pirates game but instead they threw it in a blender with AC and while I'm the minority I feel it created a subpar AC game (but a great pirates game if you liked the naval stuff).



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

This is the stance I thought Nintendo was going with when they announced the WiiU. Since It was released so early and still within the families can afford it price point, I knew they weren't going for first place via power. If you get picked second by every camp plus you still have your Nintendo only camps you win in terms of sales. Turtle power and all that. There may not be an xbox and ps4 in the same home but there are higher chances of a wiiu being there. I always thought the attempt to court the third parties was to eventually court for exclusives as well as to give Nintendo only gamers even more for their investment.

Currently I'm WiiU PC. I'm waiting for the other consoles to kick up the exclusives to tempt me to buy a box. Since I never buy a system until it has five games that I want to play on it (if they are on PC only they must be exclusive games) I'm still holding out. With Nintendo's region locking and my love for Taiko games to be honest I likely won't get a new system until I upgrade to a JPN 3ds LL and get a JPN WiiU. I may buy a few games in the meantime though.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@JamesCoote Agreed. I still say that was the second biggest source of the Ps2's success. HUGE game library...everyone had something to play.

I don't like most of the "core" xbox/ps games so currently their line up in no way entices me to buy their system. I'm waiting for JPN support on ps so I can get games that I want to play. Xbox will likely be my exclusive only system (unless they keep putting games on pc as well). If i ever get either of them. I'm pretty content so far with my mountain of backlog as well as WiiU PC.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyr...:

@AhabSpampurse I always thought that was the point. To create a sense of dissonance between him and Fi.

The majora's mask soundtrack did the same thing in my opinion. I'm very emotionally sensitive to music and to this day the opening theme to MM near the end when it starts to deteriorate makes me slightly ill.

Can't wait for this game!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

...When it is part of their game cannon? I'd understand the outrage if Samus never ever looked like this before. But this is just 2d ideas being brought in to a 3d world.

My question is what is kirby going to look like when he copies her... shudder

Also I think I'm glad Tharja didn't make it into the game... NOA would have had a magic curtain/cape following her around.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Port issues aside what did they expect. it was the fifth game in the series and the story was supposed to be one large story arc. If someone was a Nintendo only gamer I don't think that would be an exceptional draw. If someone played it on other systems unless the wiiu was their only next gen system I cant see a large number of them switching to wiiu only ac. Honestly the true test is going to be Unity. The fact that they are making a last gen game as well makes it look like they aren't as confident in last gen gamers upgrading either.

Watch dogs was the best test for WiiU reception I think. It was a new IP that had been hyped to pieces, it has an AC feel for those looking for a psuedo-sandbox game and It could have had the potential to use the gamepad in an interesting way. However with such a delay and more first party games on the way for the holiday season I think Ubi missed the boat.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

LOL! I thought I was the only one being put off by the remakes on the other systems. So far Nintendo isn't that bad (and at least WW was more than one gen ago...). I'm hoping since the WiiU has bc they won't push too many last gen games. It seems like it would be cheaper to do a reprint instead.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

I hope its two projects. One as metroid so everybody can stop beating Retro up about this (the DKCTF backlash was insane even though that game is great). After that I'm hoping for either a new ip or a revival of a mothballed ip (no preference).



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

It is bad enough Sony and Microsoft are getting HD remakes of last gen games like Sleeping Dogs definitive edition (though to be honest more people should play that game) , Tomb Raider definite edition, Journey, and the Last of Us. Let us move entries in series sure... but please I would hate for this to be the HD Remix gen (at the very least not of Wii games...if you have to do it go back to Gamecube).

EDIT: I will say if Baten Kaitos got a dual pack HD release I'd sell a kidney for those games. Then the WiiU was first announced I kept hoping they were going to pull that out of their back pocket. Long shot I know but that series was really fun...and hard. Looking at you Holoholo Bird.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in...:

They are not going to hype the game that is coming out at the end of the year instead of the game that comes out in a few months. Ya'll make it sound like the WiiU version is going to be a barren wasteland and we all know that isn't true.

Pretty excited by all of the modes revealed.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:


Agreed. My only serious complaint on the third party camp is the absolute lack of current fighting games. Before anybody suggests I have Tekken and Injustice already.

My dream is for Sega to put VF6 on WiiU. They ignore the franchise anyway so it can't harm the brand at this point. ...but I'll just take VF6...please?