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Wed 30th December, 2009

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TJF588 commented on Stay Fresh With This Funky Splatoon Themed Alb...:

"Squid Girls!" uses whatever that track from the Splatfest announcement is, as does, thanks to being tabbed away from changing the track, "Octoling Assault!". Music prolly plays on my baser brain, and I don't mind.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

@russellohh That is a very good point, which has bubbled to mind as I read about this stuff. Still have yet to play Awakening, so I don't know how romances work in that aside from what I've read up here, but it's one thing to have custom companion characters turn out how ever you, as the player, guide them to be (as I'd imagine for a Tomodachi Life followup), and another for these characters to have defined personalities. Haven't played BioWare's stuff much, either, but I want to say the romance options also fall more in line with the characters' traits. So while it's groan-inductively restrictive as the player to have but one character in each game who can swing for same (what I'm reading, they can also swing for opposite?), in-game, this can fall in line with statistics.

(But then, take any given non-customs RPG, and you're apt to see a whole spread of ages, races, etc., so "reflective of real-world populations" has never been the go-to line for these ragtag heroes to tow.)

Regardless, that there's any effort on Nintendo's part, it's a great start. From here, they just need to keep pace, rather than stagnate for fall back.

As for concerns of accidentally triggering unintended/unwanted relationships, I have to ask if, in Awakening, one could "max out" an opposite-sex relationship without triggering a romantic interest. If so, just do that. If not, just do what the straight not-interesteds have done before. Yeah?



TJF588 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

As seen from other (admittedly early) comments, these spinoffs are good, but the Wii U (and to lesser extent, 3DS) is still missing a token core game from these franchises. For Metroid Prime and Metroid main, it's been since 2009, right? And F-Zero, an absolute no-show...



TJF588 commented on There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps:

@davidevoid I think it's that Nintendo has since locked the pricing (which was based in fixed tiers of Nintendo Points). When WayForward had their anniversary sale, they claimed something along those lines for why Shantae:RR (and, in a similar boat, Mighty Milky Way and Mighty Flip Champs!) weren't included.



TJF588 commented on Review: WarioWare Twisted! (GBA):

Saw this review, and started to freak out internally. "When was it put on the eShop?!" But yes, I went into the game off my enamorment* of the earlier ones, and it wasn't until I was reading reviews some time after beating it that the word "gimmick" ever came to mind. This game is so built around its gyro and knowing the screen will be turning, it never felt too forced (though playing Crygor's stuff on an SP over the at-the-time-of-release GBA felt slightly misaligned). If the New 3DS's added power would allow true Virtual Console conversions of GBA games, I might would have to buy this as soon as it hits eShop, to beat it for the third time.

*not a word, but sounds like it could be



TJF588 commented on Eight SEGA 3D Classics Get Discounts in North ...:

Thinking of Galaxy Force II, maybe Space Harrier and/or Super Hang-On. All of which, if I'm getting this right, are from-behind/second-person(?) views. Played some of the others on PS3 or such, but if Monster World IV gets the 3D treatment, oh I just might would have to. Oh, and the Phantasy Stars!



TJF588 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I make myself sick waiting around this past Black Friday getting a Wii U, then make an impulse buy on a (Latin American?!) PS Vita, and both systems are pretty much "ehhh..." in prospects now. Le sigh. But as said, there's a strong back-catalogue, but I think in both cases, there's some rejuvenation that could go toward getting word-of-mouth out.

The PS Vita and especially PS TV have janky Store issues, with interface, usability (especially of the Download List), updates (PS TV's still showing stuff from, like, March, and its "New Releases section is interspersed with 2012 content), and compatibility issues (PSP, PS1, minis, there's something in all those categories that has no reason to not be immediately accessible on those systems).

The Wii U, though, I'd say is struggling with the Nintendo Network. Not online functionality, but against with the Store. PS systems have Cross-Buy, but that's rarely been seen on the eShops, and even then not an automatic process, with purchases still being bound to the system they were purchased on. No cloud saves (with the 3DS in a restricted 30-file limit for local backup), and a web store presence that's a bit hidden from view. If Ninty would finally announce their integrated followup thing, with account-based content accessibility and perhaps achievements (tied in with their rewards program?), that would be enough hype just in the, "I guarantee, it's not gonna be a pain in the butt to get and keep your games," that, with a price drop, could get folks to say, "Eh, why not?"



TJF588 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

Something frustrating to me is that each amiibo can only have saved to it data from one game. What makes Skylanders (and, I would suppose, Infinity) so cool is that the progress you've made in one game carries over to the next. That one figure is continuing its adventures. But if I suddenly decide my Wario should be a party boy, it's at the expense of giving up his fighting career. If Nintendo's gonna expand the games that save to an amiibo — which is much more cool than these things being simply unlock codes — there needs to be in-game methods of backing up a figure's progress, should you decide to switch its purpose for a while.

That, or upgrade the capabilities of these NFC things, but I'd suppose that would result in either sending my figures in for modification, or just accepting them as obsolete.



TJF588 commented on Feature: Our Impressions of the Full Nindies@H...:

I've gone through some Freedom Planet on PC (got in on the Kickstarter, and picked up the OST for a pittance on the Steam sale...multiple times, as gifts too), but if my "budget" allows, I may well get it again. My laptop's not the best for simulating a console, so just whipping out the gamepad would be aces.

All the others are new to me, though (even though I think I have Lovely Planet on PC), so I have some trials to traverse.



TJF588 commented on Début Splatfest Postponed in North America :

Bogus! I was so excite, too... Wanted to get my fix of that music from the announcement trailer while splattin'. At least now I know why Callie & Marie didn't say anything about it when booting up another user profile.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America):

Nabbed Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (would like to get more, but I'm tight until payday...the eve of the 23rd), and what little I've got into it (again?), it's got excellent charm, but ball-blasting minigames. Wanna get EarthBound Beginnings, too, but as a Famicom/NES title, why's it not on 3DS eShop too? I'd think maybe a wait until cross-buy is native, but nothing (so far?) about Nintendo's "unified" system at E3.



TJF588 commented on Metroid Prime Producer Wants to Make Another S...:

A world-building middling entry to the Prime series? Okay, I'll buy it. ...Well, not "buy", 'cause I'm poop at shootan thuh gunz, but let's put it this way: I was sad Kingdom Hearts Days & Re:coded weren't playable in the HD ReMIXes.



TJF588 commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at ...:

UGH, why did you have to say "Elite Beat Agents" to me? It somehow managed to fade from my conscious mind, but YES YES YES, I need this. Imagine this biz on 3DS (or, heck, as a cross-platform title under their new unified network thing), with DLC to keep the kicks comin'. OH BABY.



TJF588 commented on Squid Girl Collaboration Set to Invade Splatoo...:

My friend called me this morning, asking about Splatoon, and after mentioning the memes, he suggested Squidward DLC, and I suggested Squid Girl. So pumped this's real! So, Nickelodeon, there's this one game here...



TJF588 commented on The Days Are Numbered For The Nintendo Video 3...:

Nintendo Video got the Shins a sale from enamoring me to "The Rifle's Spiral". I like the shuffling of content, though once they started with the Frederator stuff, I was bummed there was so little 3D content. Still, got myself those standalone downloads of videos (Kirby, Meat or Die, ...something else?) from the Nintendo Video sweepstakes.



TJF588 commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

Got to mid-50s is the comments, so to that all, I'll say I agree voice chat should exist for Friends, and I wouldn't mind it just being in the lobby, as with Mario Kart 8. You can confirm each other's weapons and assign roles beforehand, then the fast-paced, minutes-long match goes on silent auto-pilot. Knowing what to expect outta your teammates may be all you need, going in, compared to strangers just going out on their own, like in my "experience" (and practice). EDIT: Combine that with the scripted shouts (someone mentioned MH4U), and you can resolve a situation quickly without a bunch of jumbled, mingling blithering.

As for Splatoon features? Liked the suggestion for pre-set loadouts in the lobby to choose from, this from someone who just Rollers with things.



TJF588 commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:

I keep seeing folks here attest to the cross-buy promo of OlliOlli working with these codes, but I didn't see anything in my receipt(s) to that end. Remindeds me of my...misguided Ultimate NES Remix redemption from Club Nintendo, for which the "free theme" is only if you buy it from the eShop.



TJF588 commented on 3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More...:

@Hitokage No, I just usually keep a game, often StreetPass Mii Plaza, running in the background, but to update the system, you have to close running software, and after the update the system restarts. All of which, under other circumstances, sounds like the most unstable tech around.



TJF588 commented on Interview: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker o...:

If there's any mumblings of what might could be included in this week's BTA unlocks, might I point out there's a "Game You Should Be Playing" section in the American eShops, whose header images are emblazoned with "Nindie" and a lineup of the current games' characters.

Aside from those, the Wii U's section lists: Sportsball, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Mighty Switch Force!Hyper Drive Edition, Mighty Switch Force! 2, Ultratron, Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut, Thomas Was Alone, and Mutant Mudds Deluxe.

On the 3DS side, included are: Retro City Rampage: DX, Mighty Switch Force! 2, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Titan Attacks!, Xeodrifter, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, ATV Wild Ride 3D, and Bomb Monkey.

What say you of these prospects?



TJF588 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Haven't read all the comments, but I think @MoldyClay87 hits it well on why digital is iffy beyond games' content: You're buying a license that, until Nintendo's new accounts come through, is bound to that one machine. No passing it around with family or friends, no useful backups, no selling it off later, so unless you know what you're getting in for, it's a blind commitment, not just of the game but your access to it.

But then, this is coming from someone with a 2K+ Steam games count from indie bundles.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Download: 14th May (North America):

@GetClose Ah, now seeing your icon reminds me! I've eyed GetClose before, so count me as sold! <heads to Game Pad>

EDIT: Tried out some single-player on the Game Pad. Not bad, though I've little grasp on it from a couple plays. Seeing the 3-4 player controls, I wonder: Can a Wii Controller [Pro] work, too? I mean, I'll try myself later, but on the chance it doesn't, might that be for a later update?



TJF588 commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

3DS Game Card Case: 2015 Edition: 400/300 coins / 3DS XL Pouch: The Legend of Zelda: 600/300 coins / Fierce Deity Link Jigsaw Puzzle: 800/400 coins

...So I could have had 800 coins to work with, had I held off on the above. Enough to have now got: 2016 Desktop Calendar: 400/300 coins / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Messenger Bag: 800/500 coins

Yeah, count me salty.

At least I got my Animal Crossing playing cards, something I definitely wanted (somehow started collecting those...), along with the complementary SSB posters (which we still need to hang up).



TJF588 commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

Nintendo needs to continue getting old VC games onto the eShop if only because **** "Nintendo Points".

<sees Chrono Trigger> Man, I'd be fine if they hold off on getting that on eShop's VC if only to release Chrono Trigger DS. I'd say the same for the "Finest Fantasy for Advance" set, but only if they use the EU ROMs for FFIV/V/VI; in all cases, bugs were ironed out, but EU FFIVA runs entirely better than the boggy mess we got in the States, such that Japan saw a re-release with those fixes in place (plus, all three's English tracks are American-style, so no culture-shock on our end).



TJF588 commented on Video: Here's Our Own Animal Crossing x Mario ...:

Glad GBA and SNES tracks have been recreated, because I tried Super Circuit again (Cheese this time), and I have no idea how anyone could make out where anything was on those tracks. Constantly getting turned around, bumping off of everything.



TJF588 commented on Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtra...:

Totally used these codes (good heavens, that site's got the absolute worst ads I've ever seen; Nintendo Life and GameFAQs combined haven't encumbered me in all their years as much as this site did for ten minutes). I'd say the biggest advantages, at least for someone who was in the early teens levels, are store unlocks (namely the trees), getting another balloon, and that Hydreigon (wicked high attack, though its primary move has strange aiming, and secondary has charge-up). Most of the gift 'mon are in the middling 200s, and 30 Diamonds only gets one so far. However, the curve shot by the few high-levels (or is it character level that affects this?) does lead to higher-level wild toys, so it's quite a jump immediately after. Still, since this ain't multiplayer and there's so much more grinding to do even after this, it's ultimately harmless, how little mileage you get offa them.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stabil...:

For all the guffaws, I really did end up with a system freeze, in Pokeymenz Ruble Whorld, no less! Froze the game, Home button did naught, so a hard restart was needed.

Ironic, then, that I need more stability to get more wobblies.

EDIT: BulbasaurusRex proves why I shouldn't give up on reading comments halfway down.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:

Got a friend's account to Platinum, so used that to get Tropical Freeze digitally, trading in my physical copy from the last Black Friday deal at Best Buy to nab two sets of Mario Kart 8 DLC bundles (for our Wii U and his). Now to decide what I want from our Platinum, and while there are better deals price-wise, considering how infrequently I can get my folks to multiplayer, leaning toward Ultimate NES Remix.
Have New Leaf and the Wii-releases, and behind them would personally be Mario Kart 7 (first-person? on New 3DS?!), but it's on sale for $21 USD, so may as well go with said friend's offhand suggestion, right?

Speaking of those sales, might will prolly get Golden Sun again! (The Game Boy Player ain't hooked up in the living room, after all.)

EDIT: Hrm, seems I didn't get the Famicom 3DS theme, even though it's still offered in the splash image and game page in the eShop. Eh, I hafta call Ninty up anyways. Oh, and mentioned Golden Sun in part because, now I have to decide what to spend these dark 200 (well, 215...) coins on! If only I'd EarthBounded...



TJF588 commented on Nikki Lives On in Latest Batch of 3DS HOME The...:

Need Nikki. Need more Nikki. Kinda bummed I all-out transferred her to Mii Maker and out of Mii Plaza, but then, how else could I put her in Tomodachi and Smash Bros.

Speaking of...>heads to Smash Ballot page<