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RPG fan.

Male, United States

Mon 12th Aug 2013

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Specters commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Creator Tetsuya Takahas...:

I love this. While I'm a huge fan of JRPGs there is an interesting aspect about the budget to be profitable in Japan only which can turn off Western tastes and the downward spiral this has caused. I do see Xenoblade Chronicles X more as a JRPG but it does have several aspects of Western RPGs. It's a great mix of the two and I think a perfect example of how to organically create something unique rather than stick to tried and true formula of JRPGs.
Further I have sunk about 70 hours into Xenoblade Chronicles X now, more than I did for Fallout 4 and coming up close to The Witcher 3--which both have taken a back seat to this game. I just got my Flight module and don't see me stopping anytime soon.
I truly hope this game sells well and Nintendo continue to invest in this unique series. This was a big reason why I bought a Wii U when it launched.



Specters commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

While I love Binding of Isaac on PC and played around 50 hours on it, but I didn't bother buying on the Wii U or 3DS since Nicalis are really bad developers when it comes to Nintendo architecture. I have rebought several indie games on my Wii U that I already had on PC just to support the eShop but Nicalis are so demeaning to Nintendo users/fans. Hopefully with NX it is closer in architecture to modern PCs so ports can be easier, cheaper, and faster to the platform. Honestly I would have loved to play this on my 3DS.



Specters commented on Koei Tecmo Says Hyrule Warriors Has Breathed N...:

Still one of my favorite Wii U games ever. I'm just barely beating the base content and moving onto the Twili Map and Master Quest Map. Had so much to do to begin with but the DLC added so much content and for a great value.



Specters commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

Ubisoft did say they had another game if the Wii U sold before. This could be it. I would love it, while I wasn't a huge fan of the original I did think if they just refined it in a sequel they would have a truly amazing horror survival game.
Also Amazon France has outed a lot of games and bundles that later did come out so this is looking promising.



Specters commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

I love Robin Williams, not only as an actor but as a person. He's a San Francisco icon (where I'm from) and one day he came to my high school cause he was friends with one of the teachers and got to meet and talk to him. Not only that but we also share the same birthday so that was cool.
We'll always have his amazing body of work and all the people he had an effect on throughout the world.



Specters commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Innovative E3 Approa...:

I absolutely loved the Direct and the live Treehouse has been incredible. Had it on for 4 hours or so today and a couple yesterday. Got to see Yoshi, Smash, Kirby, Zelda, SPLATOON!, and all the great indie titles--Affordable Space Adventures looked ultra fun and I had no idea what it was till the Treehouse event. I think they nailed it on the head this year by learning from last year's E3. The Direct + Live Treehouse is a winning combo.



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

I went to the one last year in Culver City California and it was really fun but they definitely under estimated how many people would actually show up. There was a line snaking from the display around the store then out the entrance and around the corner of the store and more showing up throughout the day. All playing on ONE Wii U. Hopefully they have at least 2 this year to speed it up a bit. I went about an hour ahead of the opening time and I ended up around the corner of the store. Took about 4 hours to finally play but it was fun nonetheless.



Specters commented on Review: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS):

As much as I love Kirby I saw this coming. It's not meant to be difficult--it never was--therefore I don't know why so many reviews have focused in on the difficulty being so easy. I'll be picking this up later just because Mario Golf has sold me with the demo.



Specters commented on Review: Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS eShop):

downloaded but yet to play. Still getting through Bravely Default and started Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. But this definitely looked great and glad to hear it's getting good reviews.



Specters commented on Review: NES Remix (Wii U eShop):

Watched a couple Lets Plays and got too excited had to buy it. Definitely a great surprise on the Direct today (which was filled with an unusual amount of surprises). Already had a couple challenges that I was just about ready to throw the Gamepad at something cause I couldn't land that 'jump' quite right or couldn't get the rainbow stars. Also got to love those stamps. Wish they would allow them to be used in general chat as a semi-useful achievement.