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thatguyEZ

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#1

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America):

Would be downloading OoT if I didn't already have the 3D version for 3DS. I'd also be getting Duel Destinies if I didn't already have that. I'm tempted to pick up the Ace Attorney Trilogy if the price was a bit lower, around $15 and I'd definitely be picking it up.

It's really annoying they only released OoT, as it's had plenty of releases already. If they had released FE: Shadow Dragon I would have most certainly be buying that this week. But I suppose Ninty simply likes make people's lives difficult.

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#2

thatguyEZ commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

Well, I most certainly won't be using this. Sure some early access games work out fine and the finished product is better for it. But there are also a lot of studios and games that never get finished or when they do, nothing is improved. See Tim Schafer and that space game that was early access and eventually just got dumped on steam. They pretty much said they couldn't be bothered with finishing the game and that it was the modders job to do it for them. And people still say Tim is some kind of God of game development. But like I said, I won't be taking part in early access games but for those who do, I hope everything works out fine.

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#5

thatguyEZ commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Yorumi Indeed I suppose you are right. I was just thinking that if the NX does come out in 2017 and has a 5 year minimum life span, then it'll be 2022 before a new console is released and at the rate technology is moving that 4k will be much more commercially viable by that point. Though you are right that the success of the NX certainly wouldn't be dependent on whether it is 4k ready or not.

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#6

thatguyEZ commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Project_Dolphin Im unsure whether you're a fanboy or honestly can't see the mistakes that Nintendo has made. What Nintendo is doing now isn't working, if they stay on this path they either die off or go third party and quit making hardware all together. As much as you try and downplay Sony and Microsoft, they are quite obviously playing the game much better than Nintendo right now, the sales numbers say it all. The only reason Nintendo used under powered hardware in the original Gameboy and their home consoles was so they would be more affordable than the competition. And that worked at the time, but it isn't any longer. As you've stated several times, the times and gaming audience have changed. People prefer more powerful hardware that ensures longevity. When spending several hundred on a console you might as well spend a bit extra for one that is relatively powerful and will be able to support games for longer. One of the biggest drawbacks of consoles as opposed to PCs is their closed architecture, so company's must make them powerful enough to last 5+ years while staying relatively close to mid-low range PCs. Right now the PS4 and One are quite obviously under powered, so if Ninty brings the hardware(an no mandatory gimmicks) with NX that is capable of 4k they will bring in third parties which in turn will bring in a wider audience. Currently Nintendo has nothing to pad out the months between their big releases which is normally where third party games would come in. As much as you seem to hate to admit it, the PS4 and One have a much larger selection of games than the Wii U does, which is why those systems are selling so well. The stereotype you've employed of the Playstation and Xbox being for 'dude bros' is just that, and it's the exact same as saying that Nintendo games are for children. Nothing bad would come of Nintendo having third parties to help pad out the time in between the games Nintendo itself releases. As it stands the game droughts that the Wii U suffers would be unbearable if I didn't own other consoles, and I'm sure plenty of other people feel the same. This, is why the Wii U is relegated to secondary console status for all but the most hardcore of fanboys. There will still be Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, but people would be able to Play Call of Duty or whatever else they wanted to as well. It would simply be adding value to the system, not selling out. Nintendo doesn't have to, and shouldn't, sell their soul and try and become another Sony or Microsoft. But it's undeniable that what they're doing now is not working. They need to put more powerful hardware that is capable of 4k in their next console as well as drastically improve the online infrastructure of the eshop, throw money at third party studios to support the system, and really do anything they can to appeal to the wider gaming audience. I love Nintendo alas much as the next person. I grew up on Nintendo and Sony, and some of my best gaming memories are with Nintendo franchises. And that's exactly why I want them to pull it together. The day they are forced to quit making hardware and go third party would be a sad day for me indeed. Pretending they can do no wrong and that this insane strategy is working will only drive them into the ground even further.

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#7

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

@LaVelle Yeah I completely agree. As far as content goes, it's always been pretty skimpy at best with Hyrule Warriors you only get weapons for scanning amiibo while I think all you get in Smash is custom fighters.

I mean, if the ones that I want weren't so hard to get then I'd be much more okay with them. Especially as Nintendo hasn't done much to alleviate the stock shortages of certain figures. They keep throwing out vague remarks like 'restocked are coming,' and 'so and so figure isn't being discontinued.' But the effect is negligible at best, as almost all the figures other than Marios, Pikachus, and Peaches are still impossible to find. And them continuing to announce new waves when they don't even have the current situation under control just screams that they really couldn't care less whether or not you get the figures you want or not.

The only reason I've bought them is for decoration, and being able to use them in a game is a cool added bonus. It's a very fine line for Nintendo to walk. If they don't do much then people really see it as simply a figure that could possibly maybe unlock a weapon or outfit in one game but not this other one. And if they're in the market for figures in the first place, they might as well go for something that's nicer though it might cost a bit more money. But if too much is locked behind amiibo, then people will be angry because it's basically locking content behind a microtransactions when you already spent $40-$60 on the game in the first place, and we all know what kind of reaction that illicit a from people.

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#8

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

@LaVelle I'm not sure what people would find to disagree with, because what you've said is spot on.

It drives me crazy that the only figures I really care about(Fire Emblem) are nearly impossible to find unless I want to spend around $60 for a Lucina off of Amazon. I realize that I could try importing from Japan, but I'm too lazy to do that and I shouldn't have to do that in the first place. The announcement of this most recent wave has really put me off big time. I mean, we wanted a true Animal Crossing game for Wii U, but what we got was a glorified freemium game where you need to purchase figure, which will most likely sell out and be crazy hard to find, to even play. Nintendo has the implementation of amiibo so backwards that it isn't even funny.

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#9

thatguyEZ commented on New Trailer Emerges for Shin Megami Tensei X F...:

@Kronem I wasn't aware they changed the name, thought I suppose that would make sense as it seems to have nothing to do with SMT. Do you know what they're calling it now by chance? I'd like to watch some gameplay videos as I'm very eager to see how it actually plays.

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#10

thatguyEZ commented on New Trailer Emerges for Shin Megami Tensei X F...:

@Spoony Oh well, I can totally understand that you'd be disappointed if you expected this to simply be main lime SMT with FE gameplay, vice versa, or anywhere in between. In certainly looks nothing like mainline SMT games. I, however, think it's great that this game is going to be doing it's own thing. I much prefer something fresh instead of a FE game with SMT characters, but that's just my opinion. But will be playing it and then deciding whether or not I like it. I'm not going to let a trailer deter me from playing a game made up of two of my favorite series combined. Though I didn't think the trailer was bad, but once again, it all comes back to the individuals taste.

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#11

thatguyEZ commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I was pretty disappointed. While I did like SMT X Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem Fates, Star Fox, Xenoblade Chronicals X, and Yoshi's Wooly World, I knew that all those were coming out. We got almost no announcements of any fresh unheard of games. Star Fox was great and I'm happy with what I saw, overall I'm pretty disappointed.

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#14

thatguyEZ commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically ...:

I thought this was a proper Animal Crossing Wii U game when it first came on. Needless to say I'm utterly disappointed. The AC amiibo look really nice though, of course they'll all probably sell out 30 minutes after going up for pre order.

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#15

thatguyEZ commented on Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo's E3 Dig...:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, the next Pokemon games, and Animal Crossing Wii U. Give me that and this will be the perfect topper for Sony's gang busters conference last night.

@ricklongo Absolutely, I don't understand how people though Sony's conference was bad. I mean, I guess if they hate good games then that would explain it.

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#16

thatguyEZ commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

@Ryu_Niiyama It won't be long now. Persona 5, Disgaea 5, Everybody's Gone to Rapture, No Man's Sky, and Until Dawn. With P5 will be releasing in the west simultaneously with Japan and Until Dawn will be out in August I think, and Disgaea should be coming to NA Q3 2015. Add in Bloodborne, which is great, and you're looking pretty good. Of course it all depends on the kind of games you like. My brother has a One which he really likes, but the only games he really plays on it is the Forza series.

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#20

thatguyEZ commented on Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resi...:

Nobody should be surprised by this. Capcom themselves said these HD remakes were just quick cash grabs and developing for the Wii U would probably cost more than their willing to spend. It sucks though, it's never fun to see gamers being left out in the cold.

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#21

thatguyEZ commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@mjc0961 This, pre-ordering is an awful, awful practice. Unless someone is honestly unsure of whether or not they will be able to get their hands on a copy, or they are looking to get a limited editon/collectors edition(actual limited editions, not that FarCry 4 garbage where they threw some guns in and called it the limited edition), or amiibos I suppose, then there really is not reason for it. Especially for a game like this, where at least in NA and the EU there will be plenty of copies. Games like Etrian Odyssey, FE: Awakening, Disgaea, Shin Megami Tensei, etc. probably won't sit on shelves for more than a day so it's understandable. I just don't understand why people would gamble with their money while simultaneously tell companies that its okay to shaft us and it won't even matter because they've already got the money. It really is quite sad. Though I guess that kind of thing just doesn't matter to some people.

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#23

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Unable To Promise When It Can Remedy ...:

Lol, Nintendo hasn't even been able to handle the current lineup of figures, how are they gonna be able to do it with there are twice as many figures out there. They haven't changed anything since this began and it has totally turned me off of Amiibo all together. Nintendo's incompetence has sucked all the fun out of it. And I can only hope that people stop buying them to send a message to the big N, of course that will never happen.

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#24

thatguyEZ commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

@tsukipon or maybe it doesn't matter what gender the character on screen is? From what I've seen that has nothing to do with whether a girl buys a game or not. I'm not sure why you brought up FFXV either, as it's been known that it would be an all male main cast. The producer has said that their may be female party members though. Regardless, if the artist wants the main cast to be all male then that's their choice and the market will decide whether it works. The same goes for your other two examples. This talk of shoehorning female characters into games as if that will somehow make it appeal to female gamers is ridiculous. If a girl wants to buy a game, she will, just like any male gamer out there. I'm all for more interesting and better written female characters in video games, but the currently landscape makes it quite hard for devs to do female characters because if they do, (some)people will be putting extra scrutiny on that character. The female MC gets beat up? It's violence against women. The female MC is sexually assaulted? The devs are profiting from rape. The female MC is saved by her friends? She's too weak and can't save herself, etc. I'm not surprised more devs don't want to risk it at the moment. You can do whatever you want to a male character, but God forgive the same be done to a female character. I'm not saying this is the way you think of these things, but I'm saying its a recurring theme in gaming journalism these days. Like I said more interesting female characters is never a bad thing, but shoehorning them in just because is.

In regards to the article, I feel like the Wii U will be Nintendo's main focus in 2015. After the delay of Zelda they have to fill that gap(hopefully with an Animal Crossing game for Wii U). I'm really hoping they drop some bombshells for the console at E3, though I'm not getting my hopes up for it.

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#25

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@bitleman mmm, well you didn't say much in that last message. But I'm a fan of many video game companies, I'm not sure why you assumed me to be a Sony fanboy. Regardless I've just been being realistic. And yes, Konami is just another 3rd party studio. They were just going where the money is during the NES/SNES era, and that exactly what they're doing now. And there you go, once again acting like by Konami/Kojima following the money is somehow betraying you. Seriously, grow up, you're acting like a child. And yes, Nintendo is losing relevance and that simply the truth of the matter. You can either accept it or stay in your little delusional bubble. I, for one, hope Ninty is able to make a comeback with the NX. But if they, like you, are unable to see that there is a problem, then they won't be able to fix it and will stay on this downward spiral.

Edit: Oh! And regards to you mentioning Codename Steam getting bad reviews, the guy who was reviewing the game for Polygon didn't even finish the game. But he still felt it was appropriate to slap the game with a 3.5/10 and call it 'terrible.' I found that to be extremely disgusting and highlights what's wrong with gaming journalism. Though sites like Nintendo Life and Push Square do a stand up job.

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#26

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@bitleman Of course they didn't release those games on the Wii U, hardware wise the system is underpowered, though in the scheme of things the One and PS4 are underpowered as well. But those two systems set the bar for the consoles, so of course the Wii U won't be getting the same games that the One/4 are getting when the Wii U hardware is only slightly more capable than the 360. It takes time and money to port a game to other systems, and there is no reason to port a game to a system when the possibility for a return on your investment isn't there. According to VG charts Bayo 2 sold approximately 660k units, which is certainly good, but that's not even 1/9th of Wii U owners who bought the game. A game with production costs like a Metal Gear game wouldn't make its money back if it came out solely on the U. As we have seen with Codename Steam, which came out for a system that has sold much better than the Wii U mind you, Nintendo fans in general don't want new things. Nintendo fans' buying habits show Nintendo that there is no point in producing new IPs when they won't sell. Konami is a company, and companies go where the money is. There is no reason for you to have taken it so personally with all this talk of being 'betrayed.' But at the end of the day that's your problem and nobody else's.

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#27

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@bitleman ahh the bitter fanboy, it never gets old. You should really expand your horizons, I can't imagin blindly following a company is any fun. If MGSV(somehow) got ported to Wii U you would buy it and you know it. :^)

In regards to the article, there's really nothing wrong with a company putting out quality games vs a quantity of not-so-good games. Ground Zeros was awesome, and that PP is a follow up to Peace Walker gets me infinitely excited. I loved the management of Outer Heaven in PW and am looking forward to a more robust system in PP. Everything g I've seen of PP thus far I've loved, and couldn't imagine a better send off for Kojima. Though I do think Konami could do much more with their IPs, that's the case for almost every major company out there, Nintendo definitely included. Time will tell what happens to Konami, but I don't see them leaving the gaming industry anytime soon.

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#29

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

@jsty3105 and it's still much easier to jump on online and just re download them without losing anything. But it's good to know I'm not totally screwed if something happens and that actually makes me feel a lot better. But still, Nintendo needs to set up an account based system ASAP.

@Superryanworld @mgc0961 idk, a year of PS+ pays for itself in 3 months. Either way, trying to spin Sony giving you 72 games for $50 a year is retarded. I do think having to pay to play games online is dumb, but saying PS+ is "such a horrible service" is pretty funny. Whatever makes you feel better I suppose. I don't think Nintendo needs to copy it though, as a subscription model for VC games sounds worse than the current set up IMO. They just need to upload more games and drop the prices on them.

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#30

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

@BLPs It seems more sensible to go with the account based model and just go with prepaid cards if you're worried about someone getting ahold of your info. There's always a risk of your info getting stolen when you put it online. I'd rather run that slim risk and not have to pay $100 every time I want to re download all my Ninty classics. Not to mention if my Wii U/3DS break then I'm just SOL unless Nintendo customer service cuts me some slack and gives me codes for all the games that I lost. Whereas if my PS4/Vita break I just re download them all to the new system and, at most, the only thing I've lost would be saved files. Though now if you have PS+ even those are constantly being uploaded and can be re downloaded if something happens.

In regards to the article, I think the VC is fine for the most part. They just need to lower the prices for the games and, as you said, not be so concerned with squeezing every cent out of fans. They also need to release more games more frequently. But I don't see any of this happening any time soon, at least not until the NX releases. Which is quite depressing.

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#31

thatguyEZ commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

It's not bad as it is, though the games need to be a bit cheaper, and there needs to be more of them. They also need to set up an account system for users, because having to buy retro games multiple times is infuriating. I was hesitant to buy the N64 games because I know that, at least for the time being, those games are locked to my Wii U. Nintendo really needs to take a que from the way Sony does things and follow suit.

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#37

thatguyEZ commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

@OmegaPowerDX and that is exactly what's wrong with the Wii U. If somebody is deciding what console they want, and the enjoy playing COD or other third party titles then the Wii U is automatically off the ballot. That's why for most people the Wii U is a secondary console. Nintendo will have to fix this with their next machine if they hope to stay competitive with MS, Sony, and the PC. I'm not sure where you got this idea that if something is aimed at an older demographic then it shouldn't be on the Wii U, but it's just silly. That is one of the major reasons the Wii U failed. Limiting consumer choice is never the right choice.

I'm on the fence about this game. I do think it looks really cool but just don't know if it's for me. I don't think it will be a console seller, but I do think people who already own the system will pick it up. The choice is leave voice chat out is ridiculous though. Limiting the consumer is never an option. All the arguments I've seen against VC are nonsensical or shakey at best. If they don't want to hear people then they could just mute them. As for the argument that one team utilizing VC while the other doesn't is unfair, well that's just too bad isn't it? If one team can work together efficiently and yours can't then that's no body's problem but your own. That's the worst excuse I've heard for taking out VC. Like I said, limiting consumer choice is never the option, and as we can see in this thread, it has turned people off of the game.

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#38

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Shows Off More eShop Games, With Cros...:

Kinda sucks that they're just now doing this as I already have the games they've been offering cross-buy for on my PS4/Vita. But I guess it's good news for people who only own a Wii U, and it mean Ninty is finally starting to get their act together.

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#41

thatguyEZ commented on Crunchyroll Pre-Order Bundle for Etrian Myster...:

The shirt isn't actually an Etrian Odyssey shirt which is really disappointing. I'm thinking about doing this as it's the same price, but at the same time I could still just go pick it up day one and get everything except for the shirt and mystery box. :/

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#42

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I'd be super down for Animal Crossing on Wii U. I've gotten back into New Leaf lately and am reminded why I love this series so much. But it does suck that Zelda is now pushed back, as that was one of the main reasons for me getting a Wii U in the first place. I'm fine with waiting for it though, as I'll take a delayed game over a broken one anyway. But Nintendo is going to have to pull something big to keep the Wii U relevant this holiday season.

@kensredemption lol so Nintendo delaying their biggest release of the year isn't grim. We may be fine with waiting, but that doesn't really matter as our patience doesn't sell systems unlike a new Zelda game which would do huge numbers this holiday. I assume you must not be very exposed to clickbait if this is what you perceive as being it.

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#44

thatguyEZ commented on Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharte...:

It looks and sounds like this was a project that was close to the devs' heart, which is a huge plus. And Wind Waker is one of my favorite Zelda games so I'd certainly be down to give this a go. I considered getting it on my phone but I'd much rather play it with sticks and buttons so I'll hold off. It'd be really nice if they were able to improve the animations a bit for a console release, but seeing as they didn't for the PC version I highly doubt it.

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#50

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Until Nintendo fixes the mess that amiibo has become I'm done with them. This whole frenzy over trying to get them has totally poisoned them for me. And after the whole Majora's Mask debacle I'm done with these kinds of things from Nintendo. As much as I would like to have the Fire Emblem characters, I'm not about to reward scalping and I have better things to do that check stores everyday for them. Until Nintendo learns the basic concept that the customers (or fans in this case) come first, I won't be purchasing anymore of them.