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Wed 30th December, 2009

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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.



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.