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The Bit Trippin' Retro/JRPG Guy

Male, 16, United States

Nintendolife's nutty and jocular, yet fairly cynical theologian. An joker with an obsession with JRPGs, although a fan of many other genres of games. He's the all-in-one worker at Backway Games, but will anything ever come out its doors.

Fri 13th January, 2012

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SomeBitTripFan commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Several Design Choices in...:

@EvisceratorX: It's actually pretty simple. The money that you withdraw from the bank is not the money that you put in. It isn't resisting time at all. The invisible stamp on Link's hand simply says how much money he put in. The stamp is not altered when traveling through time, since it is on Link's body, so when he goes to the bank, he sees that Link put in however many Rupees according to the stamp, and gives Link the requested amount. I hope this makes since to you.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

What would be neat is a model like this where the timer had a set maximum and minimum. You could pay money to permanently decrease the waiting period by a certain amount. Once you had payed the full price of the game, no more waiting times.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:

Differences I've Found:

-Trees are present at the top of the cliffs surrounding Colony 9. These trees/bushes are missing in the 3ds version.
-Shoreline in the 3ds version has a dark line going through it, the Wii version does not.
-The water appears far more detailed in the Wii version. (1:15)
-Less detailed textures in the 3ds version. (0:54 shows a clear contrast, but ground textures in general are much less detailed)
-Better smoke and fire effects in the Wii version.
-Some kind of blur in explosions, much less present in the 3ds version (0:57).
-More dust on Metal Face lift off in the Wii version.

The differences are very clearly there and the visuals of the Wii version are stronger, but it's good to see this game release again.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles...:

@RadicalYoseph: From my understanding, our universe is destroyed/rewritten and becomes the universe of Xenoblade, which is then changed an becomes a new world.

It's actually hard to determine, or even unlikely that Xenoblade and X are connected. There is an "Earth" in both games. In Xenoblade, I don't recall Earth being directly named, but the game heavily implies that the planet near the end is our Earth. The planet destroyed in X is also our Earth. The presence of the United States and Los Angeles is enough proof. How could the Earth have been destroyed twice?

The acronym BLADE: Beyond the Logos Artificial Destiny Emancipator does seem interesting me though. If only there was a way to know what that was meant to actually stand for...



SomeBitTripFan commented on Rumour: Cave Story 2 Teased at PAX South and C...:

Cave Story is an incredibly special game to me. I'd love to see a follow up, but it would need to be natural. Pixel doesn't need to create a sequel just because fans are requesting it. The thing that made Cave Story so great was the fact that Pixel belabored over every detail. He doesn't need to do anything but make the game he wants to make, down to the smallest detail. It needs to be a natural progression of ideas, refined and tempered under intense judgement. That's what turned the Cave Story Beta in the Cave Story we played, and it needs to happen again.



SomeBitTripFan commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

Nintendo seems to be having an issue with supply and demand right now. I've been struggling to find some 3DS games anywhere. Make sure you have some copies of the games on your current handheld in Walmart, otherwise you're losing a sale and the customer has to go pay more to get what they want from some scalper.



SomeBitTripFan commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

I see exactly what this guy is saying. I can't stand Mario's jump physics, primarily for the horizontal inertia. Did the game introduce some important control mechanics? Yes it did. Is the inertia out of whack? Completely. SMB was a big step in the right direction for platformers, but that doesn't mean that it holds up by today's standards. Just as Donkey Kong Country is no longer the pinnacle of game graphics, Super Mario Bros isn't the pinnacle of controls. We've learned and progressed, so there's no need to get uptight or attack someone when they point out that a game released over 25 years ago has aged.



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

Eh, it looks nice, but I'd only want it in a game if it were a natural progression ideas. If they built a game world just around fitting that bike in, I'd be sick. Also, how the heck does the front wheel turn?

@AJ_Lethal: Either you're observing two separate vocal groups or taking that phrase out of its intended context. The Zelda fanbase is incredibly diverse and will want different things from the franchise. One group of people may be wanting change to the formula and a completely separate group may want for the games to remain the same. People are more likely to make a comment about why they like something that why they do. What you see is one group being vocal about an issue they see and then another group being vocal about something they find to be an issue. You're also taking the definition of "formula" out of it's typical context. Typically in formula discussions, people are discussing that the gameplay is too similar. People can want the gameplay of Zelda to undergo a noticeable change, but to keep the roots of the series more intact.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Nintendo's At It Again With Another Majora's M...:

Heck, even if Link had been wearing another mask, it would have sparked the "OMGOGMHELLVALLEYSKYTREEMAJORASMASKREMAKECONFIRMED1!11!!" reaction. Lighthearted speculation can be fun, but at this point if you can find the letters to spell out "Majora" on one of Nintendo's webpages, then an "OMGMAJORASMASKR3MAKARCONFIRMED!!!1!1!" reaction is bound to happen.



SomeBitTripFan commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

After reading @AdmiralThrawn's post, I just realized that the most hyped moment of E3 and most disappointing E3 had only one difference. One involved a game with a fighting robot, the other involved a game with a "SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT!!!" :P

As for the QoL platform, it doesn't sound appealing at the current moment, but I'm interested to learn what it is. My opinion may change upon the thing's release.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

While I don't necessarily agree with Miyamoto on a number of matters in creating games, he can create a great game with his philosophies. I can see why people might have a problem with his projects, but they're going to continue to evolve. Anyone here think that Super Mario 128 would have made a good game? Probably not, but the concepts it presented evolved into two awesome games, Pikmin and Super Mario Galaxy.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

@FragRed: Possibly. The game industry is going to change within the next number of years regardless though. I can't say how things will play out, and concerns are justified, but a crash would have to come eventually. There's always a breaking point, and it usually is reached at some point. Nintendo is responsible for much of how the console market developed after the chaos that lead to the North American market crash. The mobile market is similar in some regards, except that consumer's are hardly charged much of anything up front. Who knows, there's nothing completely like it to compare it to.



SomeBitTripFan commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

The elitist comments on here...


Portable gaming got it's start with the same kinds of basic time wasters as mobile gaming. (Game & Watch)

Tetris (yet another basic, time waster with no depth) was a major selling point for the Gameboy.

I'm not defending some corrupt practices in the mobile market, nor am I saying that the shovelware isn't that, but we do need to acknowledge that mobile gaming is indeed gaming. It's in its fledgling state and has a lot more maturing to do. Do you expect babies to be born with the same reasoning and understanding of a full grown adult?



SomeBitTripFan commented on Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo...:

...You can't even put a demo unit in every state, Nintendo? There is no way I'm begging anyone to drive me an hour and twenty minutes to the closest Best Buy that will have a demo... Just put a basic demo on the eshop so everyone can enjoy the game on their couch with some friends, as you all seem to emphasize in those commercials... Talk about flipping a bird at your consumers... grumble grumble