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Astrophysics. Perfume. Taiko. =Life

Female, 30, 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 Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Embl...:

@GoomyLife The same can be said for the folks that freaked out because it was in there in the first place. Calling it waifu simulator while ignoring the fact that the tactical gameplay was not only still in place but was still the focus of the game because, you know, it is a FE game.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Image & Form Discusses SteamWorld amiib...:

Don't all the steam world games have a different protagonist? Perhaps they should make it an item that is universal to the series? Also what would it do? Not sure if I'd buy an amiibo with functionality in only one game. Now if it at least reads with the rest of the amiibo read only games then that is ok.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

@PlywoodStick Considering the number of them I've bought I'm not giving them a pass, but I doubt that microsoft r & d members were twirling their mustaches about the 360 issues (and the majority of mine weren't red rings btw) as it cost MS money. But they still had to redesign the system multiple times.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Pro...:

@abbyhitter Why are you speaking collectively? Gaming is diverse...which means there are genres for everybody. Since Nintendo is a company looking to make money they are looking at any untapped markets or under utilized markets. And yeah games aimed at children and the stereotypical (I say that because I'm female and it grates me that I'm expected to like Barbie or pink...etc) female gamer is still potential revenue and still has an audience. And they are don't have the same presence on the 3ds as they did on the ds. Just because you don't see a bunch of posts on every new game announcement demanding more style savvy or My Little Pony games doesn't mean that people don't want them.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Pro...:

@Sakura All games are targeted to some demographic. To assume otherwise is naive. That doesn't mean that there isn't an overlap; just that there is a certain market with a statistically attributed interest set. Guys still play style savvy and the sims, girls still play Dark Souls and F-zero.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original A...:

@Tempestryke LMAO yeah it is well known in my immediate family that if I'm hyperventilating or screaming its A-L) Zelda related or like M) I'm actually in pain or dying. I remember scaring a buddy at work when the OOT 3ds was announced...He thought I was having a seizure (his words not mine)

As I may have mentioned before I played through LttP after a childhood accident left me in the hospital for several months and out of school for almost a gave me something to focus on and kept depression at bay. So I have a unusually strong attachment to the series in general. Thus me turning into a crazy person when games are announced.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Pokémon's Ash And Gary Are Getting The Nendor...:

Um...this isn't actually Ash and Gary. It is Red and Blue.

Edit: From a collector perspective using the wrong names is confusing because when I clicked on that title I was expecting Ash and Gary which have a unique design just as Red and Blue (Green) have a unique design. For someone looking to make a purchase that is dismaying that the information is incorrectly listed.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Shows Off the Continuing Growth and P...:

@FierceRagnar Nintendo isn't forcing anything. Are you going to die if you don't get a pac-man suit for your mii in mario kart 8? or a skin for your fighter planes in ace combat? Do you really care about leveling an amiibo partner in smash? Need extra rupees or weapons in Hyrule Warriors? No? Then amiibo have not detracted from your gameplay experience at all. All they do is unlock optional content in multiple games as a little bonus for owning them. Aside from amiibo festival there are no games that you can't play without owning an amiibo.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

Why are people complaining about hardware revisions? Sony and MS do the same thing. I went through 7 xbox360s before I got one that just fricken worked. Nobody comes out with the best version of their hardware on day one. Nobody. Sometimes the tech is too expensive (vita oled screen), sometimes it just doesn't work (looking at you 360), sometimes they underestimate how much people will pay for the kitchen sink (How many ps3 skus are there now?) it is unrealistic to expect any company to get it perfect on the first go round...heck even the older systems had revisions and extensions (n64 expansion pack, that tower of mess you could latch onto the sega genesis...sorry still bitter about that one.)



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being ...:

I'm hoping for new amiibo but honestly paid dlc is fine at this point. It would be cool to see some sort of integration with existing amiibo...we have a game about clothes so amiibo costumes FTW! The more games that use existing amiibo the better.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

The best way to leverage the n3ds is the worst thing for the consumer but its simple : make more n3ds only games. If the next monster hunter and zelda game only work on the new systems people have to adopt. ...They will complain as well.

However I still feel the n3ds is essentially like the dsi: a stopgap to float the brand along until the replacement comes out.

EDIT : That being said NFC integration alone is worth the price of entry for both of my n3dsXLs to me. (and the zelda facepaint) I physically can't use the 3d function and while I like the Cstick its not a deal breaker. But to play codename steam and smash without having an extra piece of plastic? Yep very much worth it for me. But at the same time I understand where people that own a perfectly working 3ds are coming from.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Bravely Second "Tomahawk" Costume Change Confi...:

Good tag line.

Also can people stop invoking the one drop rule? It is a logical fallacy to do so. If your great grandmother was a Native American and you have no understanding of the culture of the nation/tribe you descended from then you aren't who the localization team is concerned about offending. It is the people that are predominantly Native American or have a influencing connection to that culture. Not sure why that is so difficult to understand. I have Irish and French ancestors but know nothing (beyond what I've read) about those cultures so when someone does something offensive to them I don't weigh in. I let the people actually immersed in those cultures say something.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Fire Emblem Fates Removes 'Petting' Feature in...:

I'm wondering why some of the "hard core" FE fans are acting like this is a victory when the core content of the game hasn't been changed. How does removing optional content count as any type of victory? It could have been avoided in the first place. Personally I don't care either way. I already have one (white kingdom/birthright) in Japanese and have the SE already paid for.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage Shows a...:

@ReineDeLaSeine14 Yeah for those that can ignore frame rate...more power to them. I have no such luck. I have to spend a ton of time calibrating my tv when I play music games (but I love taiko drum master too much to stop) As for me I'm a ocular amputee after a childhood accident and I have a hereditary degeneration of my retina in the remaining eye and just found out I'm at risk for early onset glaucoma... woohoo. Ah well I'll enjoy it while I can and hope for the best.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One ...:

@callmeking17 The game and the dlc has been out for some time Japan. So it is not like the game just went gold in no other region and they cranked out day one dlc. This is technically old already released dlc that is just now being released overseas...were they just supposed to pretend it didn't exist even though a quick google search would let you know what the Japanese got?

I enjoyed the Maps from Awakening so I'll be buying this as well. I'm surprised by the reactions.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on UK Pre-Orders Open for Pokkén Tournament Pro ...:

People act like there aren't exclusive controllers to games. Bamco made this controller design for the arcade and Hori is just making a home version to make this as close to the arcade as possible. No different than Tatacon, DK Bongos, flight sticks, rock band controllers, arcade fightsticks and the list goes on... The only thing is this is the first in the series.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Hyrule Warriors Legends Secures Third Place in...:

Huh. Forgot about yakuza kiwami. Still excited about hyrule warriors though. Looking forward to the new characters. I respect it beating out Just cause though...

@IAmDeclanJay If I wore tinfoil hats I'd think MS was sending folks from a branch office to go buy systems. Just so they have something on the balance sheet. Although there isn't a big game draw (I am looking forward to Raiden though) to separate the one and the 4 and with the 4 having brand loyalty MS is going to struggle in Japan.