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Sat 11th Aug 2012

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SushiGummy commented on Review: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS):

@3DSWiiUFanatic Yeah, I wouldn't really know since I never ended up buying GtI because I wasn't a fan of the demo. I could see those same issues brought up for Explorers or Rescue Team, but I personally love the games and the difficulty is actually part of the reason I like Super right now. In general there are lots of improvements I just really enjoy. I don't know if there's a demo, but if there is, I do recommend giving it a shot. It does get pretty difficult though.



SushiGummy commented on Review: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS):

I'll never understand why Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games always get low review scores. This one's got a 9.0 user score on Metacritic and having played it for about 30 hours so far there's no doubt in my mind that it's the best Mystery Dungeon yet.

Seriously, in every bad review article I see comments saying something along the lines of "well I guess I'll save my money then." I've never gotten this mindset, it's already bad to base your judgements on only reviews, but it's another thing entirely to base your judgements off a single review (no offense to the writer).

If you're in the least bit interested in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, it's 100% worthwhile to get this game. It's everything Explorers was but better. If you're a fan of Pokemon, a fan of the MD series, or even just mildly interested in the title, please research the game a bit more before deciding whether or not it's worth buying.



SushiGummy commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

@Utena-mobile Nice ninja edit lol.

Yeah, I remember that article. If you want to play it that way:
This study is more recent and was created by the ESA, a company which works much more closely with the game industry. The sample size was also larger (focusing on 4,000 households rather than 4,000 individuals), and the focus was on the individuals in these households who played games more frequently.

The gender split in this study is 56% male and 44% female. Less female players than there were in 2014, actually.

I'm not trying to argue there are more male players than female players, because I really don't care about that. But statistics aren't a competition. I don't want my side to win, I want to have accurate information. Even this survey I linked which covers 4,000 households isn't really representative of the entirety of the US gaming population, in the same way the article in this page and the article you linked aren't big enough to 'confirm' females have overtaken males in gaming. You have to consider how many people are being polled, where they're being polled, who they're considering gamers, how many hours a week they play, what kinds of games they play, and oftentimes you'll find that there's just not enough information to 'confirm' anything, especially when the split is almost always so close.

Obviously women play games. They play enough that they shouldn't be ignored. To act like they're not there is a mistake. But when I hear an article saying "MORE WOMEN PLAY THAN MEN CONFIRMED" with a 52/48 split and a sample size that isn't even 0.01% of the US population, I shouldn't be the sexist neckbeard just because I don't buy it.



SushiGummy commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

@momoiiru There are studies out there that cover this pretty well, and I don't doubt for a moment that a lot of women play games (if I were to guess it's probably close to a 50% split), but skewing research and treating it like a competition isn't going to help anybody. With a pool of 2000 people, you could similarly come up with a study that says 70% of players are men.

That's what I'm trying to say here. I don't care what the results are as long as they're accurate, and flooding Facebook and similar sites with skewed or weak statistics isn't going to help anybody.

We need to be looking for good studies, not studies with the results we want.



SushiGummy commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

Cross checked the list of Kirby games with the list of games available on Wii U Virtual Console. Removed the titles that are less likely (requires peripherals, Japan only, system not confirmed for Wii U VC, etc.) and here's what I got.

Kirby's Avalanche (Super Nintendo)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64)
Kirby: Canvas Curse (Nintendo DS)
Kirby: Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS)
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo DS)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)

With Wooly World coming out soon, I'm guessing one of them is going to be Epic Yarn. The rest seem to me like equally likely releases except for maybe Avalanche and Mass Attack.



SushiGummy commented on Gallery: Marvel At The New amiibo Which We Wil...:

From what I've seen, Skylanders seems to be pretty good at re-stocking their figures. Hopefully their DK and Bowser will sell like hotcakes and inspire Nintendo to stock more of their own.

Looking forward to Zero Suit Samus, Chibi-Robo, Isabelle, and G&W.



SushiGummy commented on Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Nintendo "...:

I can never really see these (very common) arguments eye-to-eye. It's like saying the comedy movie genre is dying because most movies already have jokes in them. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference, which is something that will never collectively form into one single behavior.

I understand, people have phones, and phones have games. This alone does not make a competition, though. Phones have the impressive ability to emulate tools, but they should be approached like tools of a pocket knife, rather than the tools themselves.

An iPhone can be a watch, but not the best watch. It can be a camera, but not the best camera. I hate wearing watches, so my phone will probably tell me the time for years to come. On the other hand, for someone who doesn't mind wearing watches, a watch may be the better choice for them. It allows for quicker access to the time, and is more reliable in terms of battery life; a watch's battery won't drain when your phone's does. On the other hand, I would rather use a physical notepad than the one installed on my phone, for several reasons: I hate using a touch screen keyboard, a real notepad doesn't run on battery, and I have more flexibility when taking notes (drawing pictures/symbols, for example). Other people may not need to take notes the same way I do, in which case a phone's notepad might be enough.

I have a phone with games on it. I think it's probably safe to say that most people with DSs and 3DSs have phones with games on them. I didn't just stumble into a GameStop one day and accidentally buy a 3DS. I didn't look at my phone's store later and say "Oh whoops, shouldn't have bought that 3DS." I have a 3DS for a reason, and it's the same reason I have a notepad and people still have watches. Because sometimes you need a dedicated tool, and nobody makes hardware more dedicated to gaming than Nintendo does.



SushiGummy commented on A World of Keflings Is Migrating To Wii U eSho...:

Dear Microsoft,

We have your precious Keflings hostage, as you may have been able to tell by the attached photograph. If you ever expect to see them again, you will return Banjo-Kazooie to us by the end of the week. These terms will not be negotiated.




SushiGummy commented on Review: Balloon Fight (Wii U eShop / NES):

I have to disagree with this one. I first played Balloon Fight 10 years ago on Animal Crossing and to this day it's still one of my favorite NES games.

There's also a fair bit of replayability if you take advantage of the different modes available (Balloon Trip, 2-player). Could use a bit more variety, but I certainly wouldn't say it's aged badly.



SushiGummy commented on Nintendo Comes Out On Top In Consumer Experien...:

Comparably, the sticker tape on my Sackboy voucher for ModNation Racers tore some of the code away while I was scratching it. Sony wanted me to fax them a copy of the torn voucher, my ModNation receipt, and a bunch of my PSN information in order to 'look into it.'

Then I remembered I don't like ModNation Racers and I played Mario Kart instead.



SushiGummy commented on Satoru Iwata Says That Wii U is "Selling Stead...:

Not really surprising. It's not as if Nintendo particularly needs to match the Wii's sales right now. Not sure why people would set the Wii as the standard, since it released under completely different circumstances.

Look at it this way: They've got a head start on the next generation, and there really isn't any major competition for the Wii U right now. They're not even advertising it as much as they did with the Wii. I don't really think they're expecting or pushing for huge sales at the moment. I think they're holding their guns for when they'll need them.

I mean, what's the point of pushing sales right now if there aren't even any other companies getting in the way?



SushiGummy commented on Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A...:

"It would appear that Miyamoto feels the franchise is unable to offer anything new"

I don't think that's what he was trying to say. When he asked "What do you want that we haven’t done before?" I think he was moreover wondering what kinds of new things fans would like to see if there were a potential sequel.

After all, most Nintendo franchises add some new and unique mechanic for each game, what would the next F-Zero have?