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Female, 29, United States

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

I do think Nintendo should be advertising more. That is where they need to follow current culture. There should be an app similar to smart glass for nintendo. I'd love a app that would allow me to work on my club nintendo surveys and check my coins. There should be more internet banners for their games. Also more commercials. Nintendo needs to reach out to retail stores as well. They are usually the least likely to send reps as often and they rarely give items away. Hard to get stores to push your items if nobody believes in them. When a customer comes into the gamestop I work at and they ask about Nintendo most of my co workers point them to me because I'm the "Nintendo Lady" and I'm more likely to get a sale because I just talk about what I like about Nintendo rather than a sales pitch.

Their brands endure...everybody knows who Mario is, but I've seen kids wearing Nintendo shirts that don't own a system. Nintendo is the Disney of Gaming. They make franchises that are timeless allowing people to become lifelong fans. I know people like to throw out "kiddie" when talking about Nintendo but is it kiddie because you can play it even as a child or is it actually geared towards kids? Many Nintendo franchises deal with death (Metroid, FE, Zelda to name a few) yet it is done so in a way that you can play the majority of those games at any age and still enjoy them. That is very hard to do. Many competing franchises make me painfully aware that I'm not their target demographic. I've not gotten that feeling from Nintendo before.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo 64x64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ...:

That point when you truly realize that you can't save everyone. I don't think I'd played a game that instilled a sense of helplessness in me as MM. Even looking back now I can't think of a game before or since that made me feel that way.

Also the sound direction was amazing. I still get slightly sick when listening to the opening music when the clock town theme gets overshadowed by the moon theme. The dissonance is wonderfully jarring.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

@bstoppel why? Nintendo said from the start that the amiibo would work with various games and not just smash. So it makes sense for some amiibo to work with some games and not others. I don't expect Wii Fit Trainer to work with Captain Toad.

Speaking of which I wonder if Captain Toad and Toadette are getting amiibo?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@Vash_Visionz LOL I know, but I always thought they picked that particular line because it would come off as tongue in cheek snark but they couldn't be called out on it. Companies try to put on a clean public face, but they are made up of people... some that know how to get stuff past the radar.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

@JaxonH What gets me is this is like a religion for some people. Are video games important? Sure, I'll tell anyone that Zelda helped pull me out of a deep depression as a kid. However it is a product. Wanna play all the games? Buy all the systems. Broke? Get a job. Still broke? Get a second job. Too young? Make some youtube videos or something. (it is way easier to make money as a kid now than ever) Save up and buy what you want. Don't wanna do that? Maybe a different hobby is needed.

It is like people actually think that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft care if their products are worshiped... they only care if they are sold.

I like to consider myself a Nintendo fangirl, but geez where is the common sense?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

@Laethnes I'm really glad that you are a hobby programmer. I like to tinker in the C family from time to time and javascript. However, there is a EULA that comes with a 3ds when you buy it. That EULA stipulates amongst other things that you can't use unauthorized means to modify the device or the software it runs. So to answer your question, yes its is very wrong for you to do this without going through Nintendo directly.

If you want to do homebrew or support those who do, that is fine. However please don't act like you have a right to do so. Purchasing a product does not give you the freedom to do whatever you want with it. Sure many companies may not waste their time going after those that do modify their products outside of any EULA but that still doesn't change the fact that the EULA was violated.

I'm going to make a very general statement that I'm well aware is unrealistic for the people that do this but: If you want to make these modifications make your own hardware, os and software to do this on.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

I don't even...wha...why?

He wants to petition a company to change business practices because he doesn't think his letter or boycott or whatever will work? Fine.

However it is a product. How is it so hard to understand that if you want the features a product offers you have to buy said product? I just wanna send this guy a flow chart or something explaining that Nintendo owns its own franchises...Maybe he thinks that because there are third party characters in the game that's why Nintendo is obligated to port it?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cy...:

I don't think he was being literal...he said something similar about the cut-scenes in HW. I really like the HW cut-scenes though so I wouldn't be opposed Zelda has always had really well done emotive scenes but something about HW struck a chord with me.

Anyway, praising the cycle design or not if Aonuma puts it in the game you all know he isn't just going to drop it in there randomly. So lets just chill out until the E3 footage?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revea...:

@ikki5 I don't. My job better be burning down for me to come in on my b-day. That's my personal holiday. I always make sure to save up PTO just for it. So props to Sakurai for working during his with an injury.

There is nothing worse than working on a product for public consumption. Everybody is a critic, and the artist/dev/whatever is a hack. I see why we are having more and more devs just walk away.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

How is it that the voice actress that walked into the game blind understands the character better than some folks that sat down and played the game? Also I now wonder if all voice actors flail around when doing takes...if so the W101 sessions must have been insane.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@Achoo I agree I love Kotaku and Nintendo Everything's way of rating a game. Lengthy commentary and either a yes/no or a thumbs up/down. However, most people look at the score and not the content of the review. Heck, IGN is leaning towards more video reviews (which I'm not a fan of). Also, some devs get penalized and rewarded based upon metacritic scores... a non numerical score gets left out.

Also, most people don't read the scoring systems of video games so they think if it is not a 9 or 10 then the game is trash.

Not that reviews truly matter in the long run from a gamer's perspective. They are subjective by nature and rarely focus on the technical aspect of the game. If they did Bethesda games would all be scored in the 6 range due to the bugs. I personally wish more reviews would focus on how well a game works, as that is something that is less subjective. Let me decide if I like the story/characters/world.

*Please note I'm generalizing when I say most people.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@Achoo a 10 should be very difficult to earn as it is a perfect score. To be honest I don't think there is a such thing as a 10 game but i know most places aren't going to issue a 9.8 score or something like that.

9 is a great score. I know we all want this game to do well, especially the fans of the first one but let's not tear down positive reviews. I would think that Polygon's 7.5 would garner more ire.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

@BensonUii buy her some fake glasses. same effect...although i can imagine that will be an odd discussion...

I will say as now that my eyesight is failing I'm a little less into glasses than I used to be. Likely because I don't have the money to afford multiple nice frames to switch up in.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combati...:

I think its pretty nifty that even though they cut her hair i still see a witch's hat when I look at front and side shots of her. I'm not sure if it is due to the hair style or due to the fact that I know her previous hairstyle was supposed to represent a witches hat. I love visual nuances like that.