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Wed 30th December, 2009

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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<



TJF588 commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

I was psyched to see Isaac on this list; him or Felix, with the varied field psynergy available!

Didn't even consider Bayonetta, regrettably enough, though an Inkling was right on tip of mind, and Shantae via the Half-Genie Hero updates.

Others include Sora from Kingdom Hearts (in his KH1 incarnation, as has been seen in each of the four Nintendo handheld titles, perhaps with a COM-style Trinity Limit as a Final Smash, perhaps with an AOE affected by Super/Poison Mushrooms?), Roy and the Ice Climbers (hair color and "oh c'mon!", respectively), Patricia Wagon (unlike Shantae, the Mighty series has stayed Nintendo-exclusive barring the "Hose It Down!" spinoff), Blanc/White Heart from Neptunia (yeah, none of these games've been on Ninty systems, but she IS Ninty systems — namely the Wii, Famicom, and Wii U), Layle (player character of the only single-player Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles...with levitation powers!), Battletoads, and Simon $^#&ing Belmont (up there with Mario, Link, and Mega Man for NES classics; just...not in Judgment style).

Almost afraid to properly scour the rest of the poll and comments...

<notices Jarod's post made while typing own>
<immediately petitions for that Zero>

Oh yeah, and pitched in for an Eternal Darkness item or stage, just something to reintroduce the Sanity Meter.



TJF588 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

Yes, yes, this is all well and good, but I've just invested in a Wii U and New 3DS XL, so Ninty, please keep pushing those hard in the meantime. It feels way too early in at least the former's 'game', and I'd for one feel bummed to see it snuffed so soon.



TJF588 commented on All Theatrhythm Dragon Quest DLC Set to be Free:

Even though I hardly know any Dragon Quest music, this promotion of free DLC definitely ups the value by lowering the cost of all it'll have to offer (compared to TFFCC's massive a la carte).

Would like to see more TFF freebie promotions, like the two DLC tracks for a month after launch. Hell, why not just drop the original TFF DLC (sans maybe "Somnus"?) to free, since it's all included in Curtain Call anyway?



TJF588 commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

My personal 3DS I've completed or came within a handful of pieces about thrice before new panels came out. Currently two pinks off of SSB4's and 6 pink + some blues from Monster Hunter #2 (coulda finished the former, but figured other people might would too). Almost tempted to just secure the pink pieces, but then, there are two other 3DSes here and more opportunities for special Miis coming, so I'll just simmer. I am worried about the data being wiped from repairs, though: getting my sis's b/f's filled through ours, so it'd be a damn shame to see his wiped.



TJF588 commented on Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm...:

I'm not big into Dragon Quest, so the price point would have to be significantly lower, and I may still hold out for a Curtain Call. I am intrigued by the vertical gameplay, to its credit.

Should Theatrhythm Kingdom Hearts emerge, though... Done. It's already done, even if it never exists. But it must. My heart is already connected to it.



TJF588 commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

One of the things I love about a handheld is the crisp screens. While TV and computers these days have a ridiculously high density, there's still nothing like up-close seeing the dot-matrix. The one I've noticed the most has been my back-lit GBA SP. Plus, that proximity contributes to a physical closeness, that my gaming experience is entirely within my personal space "bubble". I guess what's detached me a bit has been a use of earphones, but that just trades one intimacy (proximity of speakers) or another (in-ear fusion (ha)).



TJF588 commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

Bought this used on eBay for around $90-$100 some year or two plus ago, coming with no (soon defunct) Club Nintendo code, but a large T-shirt, sealed player's guide, and (somewhat tape-laden) poster. I prefer to sell off physical copies when I go digital (save games which save progress on-media), but not sure I wanna part with mine now, considering what the disc would go for. I mean, it'd undoubtedly sell for more than the ten bucks I'll pay for no load times/sounds, but still... Prolly'll just hang onto it, maybe lend it to my friends.



TJF588 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January,...:

I'd been contemplating the SMB/Zelda game case, and upon chancing this news I hoped to get one, but lo, all sold out, alongside the SMB/Pikmin case and the T-shirt. The cases are running $20+ on eBay, too...

Well, here's to hoping I get in on some physicals. A co-worker has that yellow-on-black SMB carrying pouch thing (sack?), though worn, but still neat-o. At the least, make Super Metroid the Wii U eShop version?

EDIT: Oh, could you imagine if that Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! tie-in game was available via coins? Physical rewards, you can find on auction sites, but download codes? A rare commodity, and a shortcoming of digital distribution when supply is suddenly cut off.



TJF588 commented on Smash Bros. 2v2 For Glory Exploit Makes Pac-Ma...:

That was hilarious, even though it took forever to finish out. Perhaps the longevity is its own facet of the dumb brilliance... Cool how the Cap/Link duo tried to handle the Bob-ombs after a bum-rush failed them, but alas.

I doubt I'd ever care enough for a wins/loses ratio, and I'd prolly laugh the first few times someones pulled this off (and harder if it failed them, by us or their own), but then I'd start getting peeved in want of a rightful match.



TJF588 commented on Review: BUGS vs. TANKS! (3DS eShop):

Another GUILD sale, another attempt to convince myself to nab this'n (picked up the hilarious Weapon Shop de Omasse, but Aero Porter is still a "nope" for me). The implication of Nazi-ism is a sensitive subject, but I take it that this game itself doesn't doesn't make much of these characters beyond them being soldiers engaged in active warfare. If the choice of Panzer tanks necessitates German soldiers, is it really necessary to also expand the characters' ideologies beyond the battlefield?

NOTE: I am woefully ignorant not just of this game, but of real-world military and wartime histories on the whole, so I do not know how far this script and/or its localization may have crossed the line(s).



TJF588 commented on Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases H...:

For Eternal Darkness itself, I'd say an entirely new game, perhaps with a Virtual Console release besides. The trick it pulled just don't mesh with modern tech, and I wouldn't want just the traditional parts of the game retread with modern-era psych-outs. A follow-up would do nicely, the carry on the spirit of the aged gem of its predecessor.

(All this said by someone who's hardly familiar with the game, especially first-hand.)



TJF588 commented on Level-5 Confirms Some Handsome 3DS eShop Festi...:

Got Crimson Shroud, Attack of the Friday Monsters, and Starship Damrey last sale, and have Liberation Maiden on iOS, but may have get late-comer Weapon Shop. Think I'll still avoid Aero Porter, and haven't caught the Inazuma craze enough to sink money on it. Bugs vs Tanks is still up in the air, but Ill definitely pass the new of A Tokyo Tale on to this person at our mall's GameStop who I've chirped with over various import releases.



TJF588 commented on Video: This Theatrhythm Dragon Quest Trailer P...:

Hm, while I adore the authenticity of the BMS perspective here, I didn't like the zooming triggers during the airship FMSes in TFFCC, so not sure how I'd take to these.

However, those have to be the best slide triggers in the series to date,

Okay, so SaGa's getting its love in CC DLC, Chrono's not quite storied enough, and the Xeno-verse is split among publishers, so... Theatrhythm Kingdom Hearts when?



TJF588 commented on Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS):

Why make THAT pic the first in the article? Mind, I'd've prolly run into that spoiler myself (and kinda have, seeing the P4AU DLC), but c'mon! Some discretion for those of us with too many commitment issues to've played the Personas fully through yet, eh?



TJF588 commented on Feature: Meet The Playable Cast Of Hyrule Warr...:

Bug Princess: Not just a shmup anymore!

But really, is this all there is to the cast? I've been dreaming of Vaati, and after seeing Zelda's baton in action, "wind mage" stuck even harder. Not to mention the Oracle final bosses, or, heck, the oracles themselves. What's Ninty got 'gainst the handhelds, eh?

(Ruto, too, for novelty. There's of course some love for the latter-releases co-stars of Midna and Fi, but c'mon: Dance, water, dance!)



TJF588 commented on Pre-Orders Open For NES, Persona Q and Smash B...:

While all of these are neat and classy (ah, if I my NES-style GBA SP hadn't been yanked...), but I've already the red X/Y XL, and there's the New 3DS XL to look to. But damn, if the Persona Q one ain't a spiffy little prop.



TJF588 commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@JSaario And now, with invocation of Tingle, this entire enterprise is ruined.

...Ah, who'm I kidding? Just like any other Link, Zelda U's'll be renameable. It's someone, SOMEONE, is gonna name this'n "Tingle". Just 'cause.

Regardless, choice between the poles of sex for this incarnation of Link will be coolies, and you know the fan artists will have a ball. (If Ninty /really/ wanted to be risque, they'd pull another romance between Link and Zelda, regardless of the former's sex. But, given the design philosophies of Zelda U, I doubt this hero will be much more than a blank slate.)

@SavoirFaire Kidnapped fraternal twin? "Coming this winter, The Legend of Costume: Link[elle]'s Quest!" (I always chose Wren over Reynold, though; the roles of "rescuer" and "kidnapped" just feel better suited respectively.)



TJF588 commented on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call's Thir...:

I am still baffled by what evidences a popularity of the "Thunder Plains" track. It's in the FFX Piano Collections, remixed for Chocobo's Dungeon and TFF's menus, and now this, if not else (I fear to check wikis...). It's a borderline infuriating track, if left playing long enough. Completely lost on my sensibilities.

But, hey, "Battle Scene A" ("B" can go wander off to the soundproofed room) and "Canto Mortis", so some good happenin'.



TJF588 commented on Review: Weapon Shop De Omasse (3DS eShop):

"RPG" and "rhythm". Well, that seems to hit two of my DS-line suits. C'mon, Level-5, announced a GUILD03 so this can hit that nice $3 price from some weeks back. (Though, not quite as nice as the $2 low that Liberation Maiden's hit on iOS.)



TJF588 commented on Video: Ace Attorney Collection Promotional Tra...:

Well, I just had to take a closer look at that art. Wonder what the story behind that hair-redo is.

Anyway, if this's just the first three games, then I'm already set, thanks to my iOS device. Five bucks for all three, plus the Game Center cheevos to hunt after. Now, Capcom, if you'd just compile Apollo Justice and the Investigations games...



TJF588 commented on Review: Bionic Commando (3DS Virtual Console /...:

I feel compelled to post the SMPS.Net review for this game, with bits like, "The NES version of Bionic Commando, great as it may be, had some pretty hideous flaws... [...] strangely enough, this game turns out to be the better designed iteration of Bionic Commando. It's a case where Capcom looked at everything they did wrong with the original NES game and fixed damn near every bit of it."