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Female, 28, United States

Fri 30th May, 2014

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Ryu_Niiyama commented on You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO:

Why is it every time a third party company cuts support they make a comment about how scrappy Nintendo is? I don't hear Nintendo making any comments about them. You made your business decision. Let it go. Don't PR spin it.



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?



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the GameCube-Inspire...:

Where is Luigi? Guess I'll have to get Yoshi because I loathe pink and red as colors (even more annoying since I'm female so I'm "expected" to like pink)

Still I just want it because its a classic controller that won't break my hand. Playing Smash with either gamepad or pro controller. I am thinking about building an arcade stick for it though...



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:


I thought the 2.0 figures wont work on Infinity 1 and the Skylanders figures don't downgrade either. While Amiibo being two systems only is a valid concern I don't think Nintendo is trying to outdo Disney and activision, I think they want to leverage nostalgia on the Nintendo fan. Which can still translate to pretty big longtime sales.

From Activision's FAQ:
New Skylanders characters released with Skylanders SWAP Force will only work with Skylanders SWAP Force, and most do not work with any other Skylanders game. There are a few Series 2 and Series 3 characters, however, that will work with Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro's Adventure.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

On Topic, the concept art looks cool. Kind of like Zelda light (as she is the Archer of the series)

Off Topic: Personally I'd like to see a Game where you alternate between Link and Zelda. Zelda has been getting more and more assertive since OOT. Though I totally don't expect her to be the main hero because it would be sorta silly for the monarch to be the front line hero...which is why i think its cool that she is the ninja/pirate/archer/mage in all of the games. However I would love to see a few early dungeon setups with her solo (the intro three would work well) , maybe have her discover Link and awaken him to his destiny but in doing so accidentally reveal herself to Ganon forcing her into hiding.

I do think many Zelda fans don't give the Princess enough credit. She hasn't been a pure damsel in distress for a very long time. She may not get the action scenes but that makes sense considering her aspect is Wisdom.

I have no opinion on Link as either gender as I don't think it will make the character less blank. Work with the lady that has a personality please.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Project CARS Limited Edition & Pre-Order Bonus...:

I merely commented (sarcastically which I pointed out) on the delayed release date. So I'm not sure why I got lumped into your reply but I'll address it anyway.

I don't think that a game dev owes a console maker anything but on the same token as a consumer I don't owe a game dev anything. If a dev chooses to delay a game for a system, fine but I'm not obligated to buy it day one. Or if they decide to can it or remove features (speaking in general not and not this game) instead for profit margin reasons again, fine but I'm not obligated to buy it on a different system or at all. As a consumer I have the right to make a choice if I'm still interested in an advertised product based upon decisions made by the manufacturer. The only hope I have in gaming (not expectation is that a dev has a consistent release date policy. By that I mean Game A comes out on date B for Region C. Not Game A comes out on date B for system X and Date L for system Z for region C.

Devs that split like that usually don't end up being Day 1 purchases. I have too much to play as is.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map...:

Thank you for the break down in pricing and game file sizes. I think people don't realize that a the 32GB holds a decent amount of games out of the box and b who doesn't have a 500GB external kicking around their house somewhere? I honestly cheered when Reggie announced bring your own storage because its cheaper and i just needed to re purpose a drive sitting on a shelf.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:


Agreed. I totally respect that Nintendo can't spread themselves too thin and realistically they should not be expected to hold up the system by themselves but I would love for Nintendo to really work the sports franchises. Waverace, and 1080 alone would keep me happy for some time. I would love to seen Nintendo's take on American football though. Would it dethrone Madden? No, but it would be fun.

To be honest when Pikachu got nominated as the mascot for the Japanese team for World cup I expected a pokemon World Cup game to come out.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Hmm, I'm grateful for the slow down of game me time to work on my backlog. I've got about 7 WiiU games I need to work on as well. Besides the drought ends next month (this month for me since I'm getting layton vs aa and tales of xillia 2) anyway. Once HW, then Bayo, then Smash come out I'm going to be crying over my lack of money and free time.

Saving up to get a JPN Wii U for christmas anyway. I can resist Taiko no Tatsujin no longer!!!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

Hmm and my hope for BG&E2 has dwindled some. It may still happen sure but they have been working on this for a LONG time.

To be honest I'm going to take a step back from Ubi for a bit. AC has lost all direction, I don't really like Rayman (I have both games though), PoP is pretty much dead and I don't have much interest in the rest of their franchises. I fell off the Splinter Cell bandwagon after it became less about stealth and more about generic action. Yes, I have Blacklist...its in my backlog somewhere.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

I'm still trying to figure out why this is such a big deal. Many of the spin off Musou games DON'T have online co-op. I could understand the outrage if every single warriors game that was released in an online capable era did have online co-op and this was the sole exception... but its not. Plus there will be some online features.

Also why is everybody ragging on Nintendo about this? All they did was lease out Zelda and likely supervise how the characters are being used. Gameplay is all on K-T and Omega Force.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Video: Impa and a Naginata Mean Bad News For G...:


I play Musou games rather sparingly (mostly the orochi and samurai variants) but I don't remember blood in those either. So I'm not sure as to what you are getting at. To be quite honest even if there was blood I don't understand how that makes a game more 'adult' oriented. Gameplay and story are the same.