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stipey

stipey

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#4

stipey commented on Jools Watsham Explains Why his Latest Game Did...:

The new game is really dull as well. It's not a fit for 3DS.
To be honest, I feel as thought Renegade Kid is a little overambitious as to what they can achieve at this stage. They do 2D well, but there's a certain blandness to their 3D releases that's hard to escape with such a small studio. Very corridor-y levels and unimpressive art. This is despite their excellent technical skills at getting the things running in the first place.

Is Moon Chronicles even fully released yet? I only saw anything about the first episode. Is it in the UK yet? I haven't seen its release anywhere other than the US. That's a big problem in itself - I'm a pretty dedicated Nintendo consumer and I don't feel they've communicated themselves well to me; following Jools on Twitter shouldn't be the best way to keep up with their games. With the internet, you're also marketing towards the whole world at once, not just the US. If you can't release simultaneously, of course you're going to lose a lot of momentum when it gets released elsewhere.

As for Xeodrifter, that hasn't been communicated super-well either. I got a copy for free on PS Plus, knowing it's been well-received by enthusiasts, and it didn't even register that this was the game that Renegade Kid had been working on. It's a boring "X" name without much to sell it in its logo or screenshots.

I hate saying all this because I love Renegade Kid, and Jools genuinely seems like a lovely guy trying to do his best in a tough market. I hope the best for them, I really do.

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#8

stipey commented on See All That's Coming in the Tri Force Heroes ...:

I've just been sitting in the River part of the Drablands for the past half hour, waiting for someone to play with. I was really hoping they'd give the option for Worldwide matchmaking, because it sucks being in NZ and waiting for (I assume) EU players who are all snoozing in their beds.

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#9

stipey commented on Nintendo Badge Arcade Gets A Mario Kart 8 Turb...:

I have spent way too much on this, I need someone to take it away from me. My child's college fund is getting flushed down the toilet on wasted plays.

(just kidding i don't have a kid, I can barely support myself hahahahahaha MICROTRANSATIONS)

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#11

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

This actually makes me kind of furious. I had a lot of goodwill towards Nicalis in the early days, even when others were accusing them of some shady practice. I put off getting Rebirth for my US PS4 because I wanted to support my EU Wii U, and it took months to get here. And now if I want the expansion I have to buy the whole game again on a different console. Absolutely lame of them to wait until it's out on everything to announce that the expansions aren't going to work on it. Get your crap together Nicalis, god darn it.

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#12

stipey commented on CHVRCHES and deadmau5 to Bring Some Musical Fl...:

All of y'all neverheards, go check out "The Mother We Share", that was Chvrches' big single a couple of years ago. As for DeadMau5, I always loved his song that was in the nightclub in the Goldeneye remake, "I Remember".

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#13

stipey commented on CHVRCHES and deadmau5 to Bring Some Musical Fl...:

I saw Chi-vurches live and found them super-disappointing, and I don't know how great it would be seeing Deadmao-five live either, considering he's just standing there pressing play.

Weirdly enough, I love both of their music, it's just... not that performable I guess.

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#14

stipey commented on Random: Fire Emblem 0 Will Be Getting Some Car...:

@SamirMalik
That totally makes sense. I suppose for me, the alienation is coming from the fact that despite references to both series, SMT x FE actually doesn't share many mechanics from the previous games. I guess it is closer to SMT's battles, but as a whole the game just seems super-removed from both series.

(Having said that, the Persona vibes in the art style are strong!)

@Level99Studios

Thanks for helping with that. It's still a bit strange that it seems (although unconfirmed afaik) that the US will have physical releases of two FE:Fates paths and the UK, only one. Just seems that there's a lot of general uncertainty that needs to be cleared up by a scarily-silent Nintendo. Most folks are not as clued up as you are!

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#15

stipey commented on Random: Fire Emblem 0 Will Be Getting Some Car...:

@MitchVogel It doesn't look very much like Shin Megami Tensei to me either, and I am a fan of that series, ha.

Even with Fates, I'm still confused though. From what we can tell, the UK version is only coming in one edition, but we don't know if that means we have to pay for the other storyline as DLC, and then there's the neutral third storyline but how on earth do you acquire that?! The whole thing has just been poorly communicated so far by Nintendo. It's weird.

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#19

stipey commented on The Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Original ...:

I think Virt is great, but Shovel Knight's music probably annoyed me more than any game I've ever played. It was just so fast. Felt like it was mocking me, just being annoying for the sake of it. I desperately wanted an option to turn the speed of the music down.

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#22

stipey commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

I'm not sure if it's worth scoffing at Mr Itagaki just yet. The demo shown at last year's E3 treehouse is played so differently to the video previews that have been coming out. NintendoLife's video was almost all running, shooting and melee. There are so many moves in last year's videos, with the most obvious being weapon-throwing. I didn't see any of that in recent previews. Has it been taken out of the game? Or are reviewers brute-forcing their way through a game that's meant to be played with finesse?

Hard to tell right now, but amazing action games sure have been written off as being bad, or too difficult before due to a reviewer's lack of skill. (God Hand, Wonderful 101)

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#23

stipey commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

I'd like to keep getting characters for Smash, but I find the costumes for Mii Fighters a little weird. I'd pay if they made them available to be used on other characters as well, but Mii Fighters aren't even used online - they're not really used by anyone, are they?

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#28

stipey commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I would say that they would be publishing to both 3DS and smartphones if they were designing it to be like the last one. The fact it's on smartphones says to me that it's going to be very microtransaction-based, and that's not going to fit so well on 3DS as a retail title.

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#32

stipey commented on Review: Paparazzi (Wii U eShop):

I'm really wishing more of these games would come to EU/AUS/NZ. Neither GetClose or SportsBall has made it over here, along with a huge list of others.

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#33

stipey commented on Review: Paparazzi (Wii U eShop):

I'm really wishing more of these games would come to EU/AUS/NZ. Neither GetClose or SportsBall has made it over here, along with a huge list of others.

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#36

stipey commented on Retro Studios Launches Twitter Account And Set...:

Is there anything to say it's the real Retro? None of the Nintendo accounts are following them, from what I can see... And they seem to be tweeting at people (70-something times as I'm typing this) far more than professional Nintendo-related accounts seem to do.

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#37

stipey commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

Well, kind of a PR master stroke for Nintendo, making everyone this hungry for it for this many hours. People are paying for the demo! I've still not managed to get my hands on one though, if anyone has a spare EU code I would love it.

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#38

stipey commented on The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan:

Um, why don't they slow down the rate at which they're being released if they want them to sell better?

All the Picross games being released in such a short space of time makes sense to me, because it's kinda been like one retail game split across four smaller digital versions. But what am I supposed to do with all these Denpa Men?!

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#39

stipey commented on Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Fut...:

I just can't see why it isn't obvious to have somewhere players can seek help if they need it, but only give it to them if they ask for it. Sometimes it's useful to get a reminder from Fi as to where to go next. But when she just won't let me play, and it carries on through as much of the game as I was willing to put time into... it's not so good.

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#43

stipey commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Yorumi Ok homie! I'm telling you it's not attacking a group of people, it's criticising individuals, because I don't believe it's ok to attack a whole group either! But if you read my words and hear the opposite of what I'm trying to say then I can't help. I hope you enjoy what you are playing!

EDIT: Just a quick edit, when you say it's not ok to criticise other groups, how do you feel about a group criticising everyone else? For example certain Christians preaching that non-believers are going to H-E-double-hockey-sticks, or that people who don't fit heteronormative gender roles are performing evil acts? That's what I would equate your analogies to, rather than racism. Criticising the actions of someone who acts out of accordance to a belief is not the same thing as attacking someone who is born of a certain skin colour, or gender persuasion.

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#44

stipey commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Yorumi No, sorry, that wasn't what I meant at all, but I can see how the first part was unclear. I was brought up in the church because my parents baptised me and took me with them. But at a certain point, you make your own decision, whether that's to keep going with them or not to go anymore. I just meant that I was at an age where I was ALLOWED to make that decision, not that people who choose to go to church are not making one. If that makes sense?

Your other problem is something I am not saying at all, I'm saying the opposite: It's not attacking a group, but the tendancy for some individuals to turn something beautiful (I do believe Christianity is a beautiful thing, despite not being a believer) into something hateful.

@gridatttack I understand what you're saying. I do think there is something important in the crudeness of it, but I also understand that Edmund McMillen also just likes gross things, so I can see why you might find it distasteful.

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#45

stipey commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Yorumi @Gridatttack
I understand where you're coming from. The game has a whole bunch of adult themes, and in crossing them with your faith, it is apparently crossing a line. If the game was only setting out to make fun of Christianity, I don't think I would have enjoyed it nearly as much.

It's actually a very personal game to Edmund McMillen, and it touches upon a whole lot of themes that I grapple with myself, as someone who was brought up in the church, and then left it when I was old enough to make my own decisions. To many, many people who have struggled with the ideas in the game, I think it comes as a great solace to experience the ideas of someone feeling similarly.

Even though the imagery is a corrupted version of things you consider sacred, the way it's presented is really in the sense that Isaac's mother is actually the one corrupting it. She's the one misinterpreting the bible, using it for violent ways, being an incredible hypocrite and ultimately being led by the devil. McMillen is saying, to me, that people like Isaac's mother are the ones who have done this. And those people sure are out there in full force, who have more hate in their heart than love.

So it's much more subtle than simply ragging on a particular faith, it's really criticising people who are Doing it Wrong.

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#46

stipey commented on Nintendo Download: 1st August (Europe):

Oh man, I don't know if I can pick up that Harvest Moon game. The hours I spent as a kid trying to woo Nina (unsuccessfully, I might add)... It gets pretty tedious going through the daily chores if I remember rightly.

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#49

stipey commented on Review: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS):

@DerpSandwich Ah, man, I don't think Sticker Star was any more dumbed down than Super Paper Mario. I think they're just experimenting more with form for the Paper Mario games, and keeping the M&L games fairly similar, and just elaborating on certain things instead of changing the gameplay. Sticker Star was a great experiment, I thought. It wasn't like Thousand Year Door, or as good as that one, in my opinion, but I also didn't think it was a traversty! There's some incredibly clever stuff in Sticker Star.