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Solid_Stannis

Solid_Stannis

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah.

Male, 26, Kazakhstan

300 characters or less? George R. R. Martin didn't settle for that stuff, and neither will I! Consequently, the rest of this section will consist of the words "THE HEROES THE HEROES THE HEROES AND VILLAINS" spammed continuously until the cap is reached. Wait, I ran out of space already? CURSE YOU...

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Wed 4th Dec 2013

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#1

Solid_Stannis commented on Hyperkin's GameCube-Inspired ProCube Pad is No...:

It's probably a pretty irrational concern but I'm not likely to ever buy an off-brand controller again in my life after a traumatic previous experience. Add to that that it's by notorious flakes Hyperkin and this is akin to looking at a picture of a lemon.

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#2

Solid_Stannis commented on Video: See the GameCube HDMI Mod Thrash Cheape...:

Yeah, as much as I'm anti-PC "master race" and all that, I think at that price point I'd rather stick to Dolphin, especially what with its ability to remove the HUD completely through GameShark codes. I'm not kidding when I say this is a function every game should have, but especially ones with heavily intrusive ones such as TWW. Once you've got the muscle memory down pat, it's just a waste of resolution space.

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#4

Solid_Stannis commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Bayonetta ...:

On this I'm as stubbornly unshakeable as my namesake: Platinum Games, and by extension Bayonetta and its high style/low substance ilk, tend to attract an undesirable element to the Nintendo brand. Getting involved with that lot is not something Nintendo needs at present, or ever. Just fighting the good fight here; I've said my piece.

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#5

Solid_Stannis commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Award...:

Not exactly a banner year for Nintendo this. As awesome as Splatoon was, it had the long-lasting appeal of a wad of bark gum. As much as I do love it and it's the greatest Zelda game and all that, it's kind of sad to have to yield GOTY to a remake, even if by default.

Unless something changes right fast, 2016 looks equally dark and full of nothing. Retro-Sonytendo is the only way to live!

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#6

Solid_Stannis commented on Feature: The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project ...:

Meh, it hardly feels like Twilight Princess anymore. I've yet to see a fan project in this vein that didn't smack of misplaced "fans with far too much time on their hands always do it better" hubris. Regardless of whether this thing inexplicably escapes cease-and-desist mails, I'll take the real deal over this anyday.

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#7

Solid_Stannis commented on Review: The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adve...:

This was a huge disappointment for me. You have Vince Guaraldi's awesome music but settle for the blandest by-numbers cookie cutter guff available. And despite the beautiful impressionist sky backgrounds of the specials you end up with with generic temple and jungle settings. This gave me creepy shivers that took me back to the blatant cash-in games of the '90s like Mighty Max and its ilk.

The nicest thing I can say is that it at least provided a mostly painless and profitable set of trophies. (And Wii U consumers don't even get this small mercy.) And that's pretty much one of the most depressing positive points you can give about a game.

Ugh, good grief, etc.

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#13

Solid_Stannis commented on The Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess Is Recei...:

Second greatest 3D Zelda ahoy! But ya know, I still think Skyward Sword is in more desperate need of a remake. The original TP still looks rather great, SS has been a blurry, jaggy mess since day one. It doesn't help that the wii U's wii mode somehow makes it look even worse.

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#19

Solid_Stannis commented on Video: Sit Back and Relax With This Jazz Versi...:

Eh, not a big fan of deep-voiced jazz singers like this lady so I bailed out of this one in a hurry. No offense to any of the skilled musicians involved, but it's just not me.

That, and I loathe the Pokemon theme song as a composition. The chord progressions are intentionally designed to be annoyingly ear-wormy and catchy, which spells doom for your song's longevity if not otherwise sonically interesting.

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#21

Solid_Stannis commented on Zelda Fans Vent Anger At Nintendo of America O...:

Even if Tri Force Heroes wasn't the bland, obvious throwaway that it is, my reaction would roughly equate merely to quickly dissipating disappointment that the localization team would choose to make a pop-cultural reference that'll make it seem dated right fast. Meh.

Oh, and surely there are better things for which to criticize this disappointment of a game? Much mispriority. Such fail.

Wow.

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#23

Solid_Stannis commented on Talking Point: Tatsumi Kimishima Is A Safe Pai...:

I'm not sure how much I immediately trust someone with such inexorable ties to monetary affairs. Bur he might also provide a more grounded viewpoint that the N really needs.

The world is yours, Nintendo, if you choose to take it. You have the best first-party games out there and have done so for 30 years, but more importantly, you safeguard the heart and soul of gaming. There may be an answer, yet.

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#24

Solid_Stannis commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

Hahaha, nice to see that I'm not the only guy whose art education was basically video game manuals (and Donald Duck comics, I guess). If that drawing is any indication, you're a fair sight better than I was though. You captured the essence of Mario better than most super-advanced, hyper-realistic fanart I've seen.

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#25

Solid_Stannis commented on Mario Memories: How The Super Mario Bros. 2 In...:

Hahaha, nice to see that I'm not the only guy whose art education was basically video game manuals (and Donald Duck comics, I guess). If that drawing is any indication, you're a fair sight better than I was though. You captured the essence of Mario better than most super-advanced, hyper-realistic fanart I've seen.

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#27

Solid_Stannis commented on Reminder: It's Super Mario's 30th Anniversary:

It's still as much fun today as it was 30 years ago. It's just such a genuine, wholehearted gaming experience (unless you're talking the subsequent remake that totally ruined the platforming physics). I'll gladly complete it for the 108th time in its honor. Let's, uhh, go.

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#29

Solid_Stannis commented on Short Bursts Of Tetris Can Help To Control Cer...:

Speaking of the Tetris effect... Whenever I've played an online game with any sort of chat function, I see obnoxious 10 year olds questioning people's race and sexuality everywhere when I'm out for a walk, just like in the game. What's worse, they appear all the time recently, regardless of whether I've been gaming or not!

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#34

Solid_Stannis commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

The Wii U's already a write-off. Not even a 2015 release of the new Zelda would've much altered its hardware sales. But it's certainly not because it's a bad console. It's the times, man.

Anyway, SMM should by all rights be a good seller for the current install base, though.

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#35

Solid_Stannis commented on Nintendo Still Hasn't Decided Which Zelda Time...:

I don't care about the timeline, and apparently neither does Nintendo, having basically hired fanfiction writers to cobble something halfway coherent (albeit chock full of logical fallacies) from something whose connections were written terribly at best.

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#36

Solid_Stannis commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

well, like the product or no, at least the guy is true to himself and doesn't cave in to the political correctness crowd. Good for him. Be nice if he directed his efforts towards something that might help people's perception of video games--or, hey, Japanese culture altogether--rather than the other way around, but that's the way it goes.

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#38

Solid_Stannis commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

She'll feel bad about it, in time, if she truly has a heart. Can't blame someone for making rash, spiteful decisions in such a situation, especially when we don't know the full story. Not that we should be acting like the moral superiority police in the first place...

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#39

Solid_Stannis commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

I'm speechless. For all my misgivings about him as president, he was an exceedingly likeable man, and his obvious passion for the beautiful art form that is video gaming is nothing short of inspirational. we shall not see his like again, and video games--no, art in all its forms--will be lesser without him.

Rest in peace, Satoru Iwata. If you want to truly honor his memory, take some time off from whatever you're doing and just sit down and play his games, like the child you once were. It's hard to ask for a more fulfilling legacy.

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#40

Solid_Stannis commented on Review: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Wii U eS...:

Until artificial intelligence is invented (and even then we'll only be able to enjoy it for three days or so until it comes to the conclusion that humanity is obsolete and kills us all) there can be no such thing as a "site's opinion." Reviews are written by people, and people are different. This is exactly why it's silly to base a game purchase decision on the opinions of the few.

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#41

Solid_Stannis commented on Video: Brace Yourself for these Top Five Most ...:

Nothing gets me excited and ready for adventure like the original Kingdom Hearts.. Or to a lesser extent KH3D since it uses the same music (shame about the game itself, though...)

I'm also fond of Majora's Mask's spine-tingling muted horror, Final Fantasy X's understated in medias res piano ennui, and Skyward Sword, if mostly because of the music.

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#44

Solid_Stannis commented on Video: This News Anchor Sure Is Excited About ...:

So many cynics... the dude had a picture of his NES hooked up, it's hard to get more legit than that. Sure, he seems a bit, err, much, but his inherent awkwardness is no doubt exacerbated by genuine excitement.

Not taking everything you see and hear at face value is a healthy outlook, but it's wasted on innocuous things such as this.

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#49

Solid_Stannis commented on Video: Watch a Super Mario 30th Anniversary Mu...:

"Shoreditch" sounds like where they'd unceremoniously dump syphilis-addled corpses back in the 1800s. Trendy then and now, I guess.

Lookin' nifty though, wonder how long it'll take before some 'hilarious' chavs decide to ruin it with unimaginary words and anatomically unsound renditions of parts of the human anatomy.

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#50

Solid_Stannis commented on Weirdness: Twitch Plays Metal Gear Solid: Ghos...:

Now there's a game that'd look swell on my N3DS. If nothing else, Kojima's departure might spur Konami on to release what they can of archive titles on contemporary consoles. Let some minute good come from this...

I'll wait with the whole "watching someone else play video games" masochistic insanity thing until my own hands are chopped off by a Sith Lord or something.