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Male, 27, United States

Wed 30th December, 2009

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TJF588 commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@mowerdude The GamePad is magnitude larger than the XL, both in bulk and single screen real estate. Well, maybe I have a slightly skewed perception due to the case on ours, but the XL is much more handy than that. I would suppose it's somewhere between the DS Lite and DSi XL in shape and feel, though it doesn't recess in the top portion.



TJF588 commented on Netflix Update Goes Live on Wii U:

F-i-n-a-l-l-y. It's gonna be awkward to use the GamePad (well, for my parents), especially with how there's no simple way to turn its screen off (well, I'll be looking back into it), but otherwise we've been using a PS3, which with our knockoff TV, the edges of the screen get cut off because the system has no inherent scaling options, and Netflix on there doesn't have it built in. Suppose whenever I'd get a PS4 we could have the best of both worlds (if on Wii U played Blu-ray), but this is a great step.

Now, about the 3DS Netflix...



TJF588 commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

Skipping down after getting halfway through the comments. All the salt over an additional character. I get it, the game's recent and multiplatform, so the character's impact is negligible for not being a Ninty exclusive, but when one says "eShop", what are the arguments in favor? I'd imagine Shovel Knight is one of the "must-buy" recommendations, up there with the Shantae games (Risky's Revenge being a large proponent for DSiWare).

I like the character, and his goofy proportions, and dat shovel, so I'm good by it. But seeing all this Isaac love... Man oh man, I'd love a Golden Sun character in. Heck, make half of Isaac alts be Felix (like the other Robin, and Olimar, the Villager...), and I'll swoon.



TJF588 commented on Splatoon Original Soundtrack Bringing 2 CDs of...:

And I just got a 2.0-updated rip, I was so want of the OST. The fully instrumented version of the final battle music, for sure, as well as the Squid Sisters music I first fell in love with from the debut Splatfest announcement. Also got the credits music on there (good heavens, do I love the credit reel; so many cute asides that really open that world up!). Otherwise, I have Game Chops' 'Splatunes!' album (giving it a proper listen, I really like much of the music, such that I had the album on repeat for the hours I took cleaning my room), as well as MtH's "Gentlesquid" mashup.

Far as availability goes, well, we've seen Game Freak/The Pokémon Company/whoever release all the main games' soundtracks on iTunes, so there may be hope, even if only from that storefront.



TJF588 commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

Skimming, I'm with @AlternateButtons here. When it comes to pirating, it'd been soundtracks. Games? I have so many, on the cheap the most, and unless the distribution rights tank, I know I can get them eventually. Music is likewise in that vein, these days. It's readily available for purchase, and Bandcamp allows me to listen to it at home if I can't buy it yet. I think, if these things we like are readily available, we'd prefer to buy it, knowing we've got a recognized claim to it. But amiibos are stupid scarce, and not available digitally, so in light of our alternatives — giving too much money to people who don't contribute to amiibos' proliferation — it's frustrating not know WHEN, if ever, we can get these things. I'd think there's many who've given up on the idea of "eventually", given Nintendo's handling so far, so if they are a fan of a title, here most egregiously Splatoon, why should they not allow themselves to enjoy what's part of their download?

I was able to nab the Splatoon amiibos, but if I couldn't, I wouldn't pay scalpers, and never on their terms. I'd likely just stew at not being able to access it, which may even be more damaging than hacking my way in — knowing I can't have something just because of some gimmick, I might well turn sour to the whole thing. (Incidentally, I feel this way for "backer-only" playable content; I believe all non-trivial content should be timed exclusive.)



TJF588 commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

I begin thinking about Jim Sterling's breaking point with amiibo, where Splatoon's got significant content (beyond outfits, story levels retooled with different weapons and conditions) locked behind amiibo. Instead of a little treat for having a figure, like in Mario Kart 8, it's real, valuable gameplay that near no one ca get to because there's not enough going around to allow them.

So, yeah, Nintendo, if you don't want this happening, don't maintain a situation where these efforts are so damn valuable.



TJF588 commented on Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character i...:

In mathematical nomenclature(?), there's "(Saiyan)", "(Super (Saiyan))" (+, 2, 3, etc.), "(Super Saiyan God (Saiyan))", and "((Super Saiyan God) Super (Saiyan))"... right? Or more shorthand, "SSG Saiyan" and "SSG Super Saiyan"?



TJF588 commented on GameStop Confirms amiibo 3-Pack Pre-Order Even...:

Huh, went this afternoon before work, as they had some left, and one of the clerk even had got an e-mail just before I arrived, that they would extend the preorder through tomorrow.

Strange, though, that my pre-order price is...$99.99 USD?! Something is incorrect...



TJF588 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

Odd-fitting as dating-sim-style character model interaction seems to me for a turn-based strategy war game series, I was caught by the allegations of rape and curing of a "lesbian problem" for a recent title. But, a quick Googling got me selections from a translated transcript of the Soleil conversations in question. I take it the "let me help you handle being around cute women" and the "I wouldn't want to get touchy with you before marriage" lines are, as mentioned above, were misconstrued via translation generators.

THAT cleared up, non-biological incest (step-, adopted, etc.) is endemic of teh animu, though implications on part of the player character in a Nintendo game is If-fy (ha!). But, as with much of Fire Emblem, I cannot be assed to look into it enough to cease being so out of the loop on particulars.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

Any Kirby Wii title would be favored, I'd say. Kirby's Epic Yarn floats around $20, I think, but Return to Dream Land is still around $40/$50! Just like Metroid Prime Trilogy, getting it at a reasonable rate would be aces.



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

The only reason I would ask or expect a response to a gameplay question on Miiverse is if I was desperate and didn't feel up to sifting through a likely spoilery GameFAQs file. Elsewise, a large lump of my posts had been TFFCC braggings (namely, my "first runs", which maybe I should finish up before the redesign hits).

I mean, why else have tags? Not like there isn't swaths of users who seem oblivious (most criminally to "Mark as Spoiler", but even on ACNL, I've commented on Dream Address shares for the user to add that tag).



TJF588 commented on Nintendo Download: 16th July (North America):

With a friend over, I booted into the Wii U eShop to find 'I've Got to Run!' on sale for a single cent. Since Nintendo funds appropriation allows for only as much as is needed, I nabbed it. Not too good of a game, but funny for how differently Roy the Marshmallow Boy handled. After we passed it between ourselves, popped into Miiverse to see what others had to say. Learned the (stately better) 3DS version was ten cents. So, had to get it. And wow, it is so much more on 3DS. More familiar jumping, more significant graphical assets, and a wider set of options for it all. Not disappointed in these both, as a fun night for us.



TJF588 commented on Dark Pit and Palutena amiibo Are Retailer Excl...:

On one hand, bullocks to retailer exclusivity. On the other, phew, Palutena's on Amazon. Shame I don't have that Prime trial anymore, so shipping costs on top of my State's taxes. Actually requested the 31st off from work just to nab this'n, so gotta get that request changed.



TJF588 commented on Splatfest Details Are Confirmed for 18th July ...:

B-B-B-But... I know I wanted another one soon, but I work this weekend too!

Anyway, roller coasters (more maneuvers, less wet), and sleeping for EUing (food has more variety, but it's harder to go wrong with a good sleep).



TJF588 commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

As someone who, for home consoles, has mained Sony's stuff (and, heck, currently I'm pouring time into a Vita over my n3DS), when it comes to multiplatforms, I've sided with Sony unless there's something specifically unique to another platform. Nintendo's gonna need to at least reach parity, so that it's not a problem to do straight ports, and if these devs aren't encumbered by that process, they may just do more with their Nitnendo versions, like the second-screen jibberydoo we saw in the launch ports (and which the Vita could certainly use more of, Bethesda~). And beyond power, network features. "Cheevos" are a metagame now, on Xbox, on PlayStation, on Steam, and soon even GOG. Miiverse is excellent (I certainly like it more than what I've gleaned of the current PlayStation sphere, though trophy-triggered screenshots are cool, and I'm bummed to miss out on that for shared-list titles I've started on PS3/Vita), but Nintendo need to at least match, so that "immigrants" will have all the luxuries of their previous homes, and more.



TJF588 commented on Zero Escape Volume 3 Will Tell a New Tale on 3...:

"and PlayStation Vita"

Oh, thank goodness. It's still on life support. Nabbed an early run of 999 off eBay, and have VLR from PlayStation Plus, where I'd prolly wanna play the followup... once I play the first two, uguu~



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.