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Male, 25, Canada

Nintendo and Sony fandork. Enthusiast of classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, and the blues. Probably a weeaboo.

Mon 5th August, 2013

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SpookyMeths commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:

I think Iwata is right in his analysis, but a little off in the demographic. I would say 15-22, not 18-25. I'm 25 and nobody my age was playing Pokemon in 2003. We were 14-15 in 2003. That's the "Ew, Pokemon is for kids!" age where we thought "childish" things would make us uncool. I distinctly remember going to my first party when I was 15, so no, I definitely wasn't playing Pokemon lol.



SpookyMeths commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@hydeks The PS4 doesn't need a price cut at all. Last month, Microsoft had a promotion where you got a free game with purchase of the console. That included bundles. You could get a Forza or Madden bundle for $400 and get Destiny as a free game. That's $50 less than the PS4 Destiny bundle AND came with an extra free game. Still got beaten by PS4 in sales. It couldn't even beat PS4 in US or UK, its most dominant markets.

With the XB1 price cut, $350 for a machine that you don't want is still a worse deal than $400 for a machine that you do want, and for the vast majority of the market, the XB1 is a machine that they don't want. Outside of US and UK, it's a complete slaughter. The PS4 is outselling it 5 to 1 in some regions. 10 to 1 in Japan.

@gari14 Maybe because Mario Kart 8 was the last 1st party retail game. Surely there were some Bayo 2 adverts that you missed though, because the game broke the top 10 in UK all-format charts.



SpookyMeths commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think it would be wiser to put more in the box, so to speak, than lower the price on the box. The problem isn't cost, it's value. Software and hardware bundles will be key. Not just games, but bundling with extra controllers or amiibo will surely increase value in the eyes of parents and gamers.

The XB1, on the other hand, really needed a price drop to be competitive with the PS4 because it's essentially the same product as the PS4 competing for the same audience. There's not really any value that Microsoft can add to it, because whatever else they put in the box, Sony can just do the same thing. Dropping the price is the only way they're going to remain competitive through the holiday.

The Wii U is currently being sold at a profit, by the way. Hardware gets cheaper over time, not just for the consumer, but also for the manufacturer. Nintendo reported back in May that they were no longer taking losses on hardware.



SpookyMeths commented on Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Is A Fan O...:

I'm just tired of writers going out of their way to try and appeal to specific people with female characters. Lesser writers only seem capable of two types of female characters - meek, clumsy women to appeal to otakus and Duke Nukem with boobs to appeal to dudebros.



SpookyMeths commented on Atlus Discounts 3DS eShop Titles in North America:

@flummerfelt There are so many spin-offs that it's a little too much to go into for an article comment, but there's 4 main series games, with SMT IV on 3DS being the latest. The one before that was Nocturne on PS2, so the main series is spaced pretty far apart. All the stories are self-contained like Final Fantasy though, so you don't need to play one to play another. They're challenging dungeon crawler games.

Devil Survivor: Overclocked is the newest SMT spin-off. It's a tactical RPG game set in modern day Japan. It's pretty good too. It's probably the best non-Fire Emblem tactical RPG on the 3DS.

The biggest and most unique spin-off is the Persona series, which has its own fanbase and is probably even bigger and more popular than the main series. Those are Sony exclusives, but if you have access to them, I highly recommend Persona 3 and 4.



SpookyMeths commented on Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspire...:

I really don't think N64-style graphics are something anyone should strive for these days. It was Nintendo's first steps with 3D polygons and they've aged horribly. They look worse than the sprite graphics of SNES games.

That said, the video is pretty bad, but it's pre-alpha, so I don't want to be too disparaging.



SpookyMeths commented on Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited ...:

For anyone wondering, the card "Set #1" came with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The cards are pretty large too, much larger than a standard playing card. The size difference with the 3DS case in the second pic is probably about accurate. They're quite nice.



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

Maybe not Zelda, but I'd definitely be interested in seeing Mr. Aonuma direct an open world futuristic action/adventure game with motorcycles.

Since finishing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I've been waiting to see another great game with a neo-noir, cyberpunk feel.



SpookyMeths commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

So what I'm reading is that this week the 3DS sold around 235,000 units in Japan this weekend (not including old models, which probably sold an insignificant amount).

That's more than PS4s sold worldwide all last week by a fairly wide margin.

It also sold almost as well as the DSi launch in Japan (274k vs 233k). That's pretty significant.



SpookyMeths commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

I can't get over how much this has expanded on those side missions from SM3DW. Everyone was questioning if this was a cheaper $20-30 title when it was first revealed, but now it just looks like it's bursting with content with fantastic level and gameplay design.



SpookyMeths commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

This is a little misleading. The won't greenlight AAA sequels if the predecessor didn't sell 2 million. That doesn't necessarily apply to Darkstalkers, Mega Man, Ace Attorney, or even Street Fighter. It really only applies to stuff like Resident Evil, DmC, Dragon's Dogma, or Azura's Wrath.

So this is pretty much non-news, as most studios won't greenlight sequels to AAA games that didn't sell 2 million.



SpookyMeths commented on Review: Red Riding Hood (Wii U eShop):

@ZeroZX_Dev I dunno if the cause is so noble... Every parent should read to their children. It's a huge part of not only the child's development, but the bonding between parent and child. I refuse to believe that there are parents who don't have 10 minutes to read to their kids every day, unless they have quintuplets or something. Some people are just too lazy and expect TV to raise their kids for them.



SpookyMeths commented on 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Ho...:

Selection is a little weak right now, unless you only care about Mario, but I assume there will be much more in the future. Picked up the Zelda one for now. $2 is a decent price point. I imagine most people who do digital shopping on their 3DS have 2 bucks laying around on their account balance anyway, and it's cheap enough to entice impulse buying.



SpookyMeths commented on Atlus Releases Zen and Junpei Character Traile...:

P4 is still fresh in my mind (did a playthrough last month), but man I feel like I'm going to have to dust off P3 sometime soon just so I can fully enjoy PQ. I feel like I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff. The names of about 4 of the main cast, for example...



SpookyMeths commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

@Rin-go Not necessary I suppose, but I had 20 seconds of free time, so I decided to post my thoughts on the update. I thought that was the general purpose of the comment section. Sorry my comment personally offended you and hurt your feelings. I had honestly not considered "gosh, I wonder what Rin-go will think of this" before posting, but I will keep that in mind from now on.



SpookyMeths commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

After a long, grueling 22 months for the 500 employees dedicated to the effort, the advent of FOLDERS is finally upon us. It was an arduous task, but Nintendo has done the unthinkable and implemented a UI feature that first appeared in Windows like 30 years ago. Praise be to Miyamoto.