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Female, 29, United States

Hobbies include playing Taiko, 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 Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

I actually think the more realistic amiibo look pretty good. They are anime style inspired so features are minimal anyway. Looking at my figma of other anime characters they follow a similar minimalist style...most of the facial expression is in the eyes. The eyes look pretty good on the amiibo. I'm not saying that it looks like a figma but I am saying that they aren't as derp faced as I've seen some folks say. I do wish the hands were better sculpted though... but given the size and price I'm not honestly upset about it.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

@ultraraichu Aww you live near Nintendo World? Went there last month. Just gonna say I'm green with envy right now. grin

On Topic. I will say this hasn't been the MOST stressful collect-a-thon I've dealt with. Current Sailor Moon Merchandise takes that cake but it has been a mess trying to find the non popular ones. I keep telling myself that Nintendo will stabilize stock eventually but man it is a painful wait.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2...:

I thought the songs in frozen were uninspired. I liked the movie well enough but I don't get the urge to sing the songs at all. Most Disney movies will have me singing the soundtracks for years. Agreed about the music in Princess and the Frog....I just hated the message of that movie.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

well not everyone uses wiiware anymore... i don't even know where to get the points cards from. I'm not putting my credit card up there so that is a lost sale for them. I may get the 3ds version but I'm focusing on wiiu games right now.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Nintendo should make apps to make their services more intergrated. But a standalone phone or moving games to the phone? No. The smartphone market is fragmented enough as is so they would not gain a real foothold. The draw of their hardware is that games are designed around it and thus leveraging its inherent design abilities. that would be diminished by making a one size fits all mobile game. Also ask capcom, ubisoft, ea, and squeenix how well that is going for them. minus direct ports their mobile offerings are terrible. They just further fragment the userbase not enhance it.

Nintendo needs to make a miiverse app, a club nintendo app and something that ties their account structure together and makes it more user friendly. Honestly this could all be one app. other than that they need to stick with their hardware.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I don't think this is true. Even for a niche character like Marth it makes no sense to do one pressing and then stop with no notice. I'll bet they will have more stock when the second wave hits. Stores are selling out of all amiibo right now... doesn't mean they won't make more mario and link.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Wins Four At The Game Awards 2014, Wh...:

@themac2001 It is just Link using Lana's weapon. There is a glitch in HW that allows you to basically skin one character on top of another. So it makes for funny moments like that. Though I could see Link's hidden talent is that he is an amazing back up dancer (couldn't sing for obvious reasons) lol!



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

So I'm betting that Starfox will be the big summer release and Zelda the holiday release. I swear Nintendo is like the mafia. Every time I try to get out they pull me back in.
I don't even like starfox and I'm excited for this. My gaming computer is about to divorce me for abandonment.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

Hmm. I feel like I'm the only person that likes the amiibo concept as is. I love training my amiibo and even watching them fight the cpu to figure out if i can close some holes in the defense. I think they speak to the simulation fan in me. I love the unlocks for the other games mostly since I play as a mii in MK8 anyway. I still think an amiibo centric game is coming but I hope they keep working on the game enhancement functionality as well. Can't wait to see what this does in the new Zelda.

Although I wish they'd make more of them. I still can't find Marth anywhere.



Ryu_Niiyama commented on Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

@Reverandjames You aren't strange. I'm 29 as well but I think the point is that it is ok to be an adult and still play games now. Many of my friends that are in my age bracket or slightly older sopped playing for a while because of how it was viewed (many are getting back into it now) so that can skew the ages a bit.