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thatguyEZ

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#5

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America):

Already have the Binding of Isaac Rebirth and Devil Survivor 2, so I'll probably be picking up the new EO theme and that's it.

@grumblebuzzz It's a rogue like game, where you attempt to get to the end of the dungeon with different powers. The maps are different between playthroughs. It's a really fun game actually.

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#10

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Mr_Zurkon I wasn't trying to take away from his legacy, he presided over the company for some of my favorite systems, GameCube and 3DS. Not to mention he seemed to be a really genuine person, and truly wanted to keep the core tenets of Nintendo intact. It just seemed he wasn't really taking the company in the right direction as of late. Which I suppose is just a matter of opinion.

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#13

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@ElementSponge I wasn't trying to take away from his legacy, he presided over the company for some of my favorite systems, GameCube and 3DS. Not to mention he seemed to be a really genuine person, and truly wanted to keep the core tenets of Nintendo intact. It just seemed he wasn't really taking the company in the right direction as of late. Which I suppose is just a matter of opinion.

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#14

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

He wasn't the best CEO Nintendo has had, but certainly wasn't the worst. I really feel bad about the way we gamers, and Nintendo, has lost him. He seemed like such humble and kind person, and he wanted to preserve Nintendo's identity. Quite a sad day indeed.

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#15

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America):

@MrPuzzlez Yeah I mean I was looking around for info on it and I think sites were saying that they were going to be launched one theme a week for three weeks later this month. And they one that is in this article was offered to people who preordered at GameStop, so I think that might be what they meant.

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#19

thatguyEZ commented on Weirdness: A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is...:

Comcept has been starting Kickstarters left and right. I mean, the started one for another Mega Man inspired game before the first one even launched. It's pretty distasteful if you ask me. But after the customer relations disaster that happened with this game I won't be buying it anyway.

@EverythingAmiibo Comcast is already planning to launch another Kickstarter based on Mega Man Legends.

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#21

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

Of course power isn't the end all be all of systems. But if the NX is a console and isn't as powerful as a PS4 that presents several problems,
1) Why even come out with it? If it's not significantly more powerful than the Wii U then there is no reason to release it? Not to mention consumers won't be willing to shell out $199+ for a system that is, as far as hardware specs, the same as a Wii U.
2) It won't have longevity. As games become more and more elaborate, more power is needed. The PS4 and Xbox One are already under powered as is, so there is no chance of this gen lasting as long as the last one did. If Nintendo's console isn't even as strong as a PS4 and launches in 2016, the possible lifetime of the console is already reduced and that feeds into the first point.
3) Once again, no third party support. This has already been dicussed to death but Nintendo can't survive another generation like this one was with the Wii U. The droughts were just to long and too severe. And yes, I understand most consumers don't buy Watch Dogs and CoD when they are released on the Wii U but I'm not only talking about those. When I say third party CoD and those do fall in there, but it also includes studios like Atlus, Square Enix, Capcom, Bethesda, etc. People DO buy titles like Shin Megami Tensei, Street Fighter, and Etrian Odyssey on Nintendo platforms. In the case of EO and SMT, they aren't available anywhere else but I digress. One of the reasons the PS4 was successful is because people knew they could get their nippon fix on the console, the knew that games like Persona, Disgaea, and Final Fantasy were coming to the system. While Japanese games are relatively niche in the West, there is still a market for them and Nintendo has done a good job of catering to that market with the 3DS. Games like Etrian Odyssey will always be mobile titles, but Nintendo can still work with those Japanese studios to bring their games to the West on the NX. But f the console is underpowered Nintendo is effectively cutting off what devs can possibly do with the console and that is never a good thing.

I'm just worried is all, I don't want to see another generation like this last one. Of course, Nintendo could indeed market it as a secondary console but that just seems like their setting their sights too low. As long as Sony keeps making good systems with good games I'll buy that system and that applies to Nintendo. But I waiting until the holiday of last year to buy a Wii U as the value just wasn't there. Nintendo can't succeed with a strategy of drip feeding their customers.

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#22

thatguyEZ commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@DanteSolablood Why do you equate better hardware with better graphics? While yes, devs would be able to increase the visual fidelity of their games, better hardware would improve a lot more things than graphics alone. Bigger worlds, more things on screen, faster loading times, etc. Not to mention, if this Is true, Nintendo is limiting what devs can create with the hardware. This also creates another situation where third party devs would have to invest more money to port a game to the console. All these companies want is money, and if the possible profit is less than the investment there is no chance of those games coming to the console. I understand that you don't like the CoDs and Fallouts of the world, but a very large group of people do and if they only have the money to invest in one console then Nintendo is already out of the running. Yes, Nintendo's games are usually very good, but investing in a system that only gets big games every six months isn't a thing a lot of people want to do. That's one of the reasons the PS4 has been so successful. Contrary to what you seem to think, right now Sony has the largest variety of games of the big three. Like JRPGs? Persona 5 and Star Ocean 5 will be out by the end of the year. SRPGs? Disgaea 5, this winter. Horror games? SOMA and Until Dawn. Several of those are available on PC, but as far as consoles they're only available on the PS4 with Persona being on the PS3 as well. For the most part, gamers can get whatever floats there boat on the system, making it a better value than the Wii U. Sure it doesn't have Nintendo titles, but most people, especially younger gamers, are able to live without them. When someone drops money on a console they want to know that the are secure for games for the next ~4+ years. And if the NX can't even match the PS4, which is underpowered as is, then it really will be considered a joke by the majority of the market. Nintendo needs to do something to appeal to the gaming market, or appeal to another one all together because I can't see them supporting themselves by selling to a user base of +/-11 million people. The NX is coming out 2016-17 and PS4 tier hardware would be even cheaper than it is now, nullifying the argument that this is to make it more affordable for customers. I understand and completely agree that graphics don't make the game, but they certainly count for something. By limiting what is possible on the system they will really be ensuring that it's a repeat of the Wii U, and that just isn't very appealing when selling a console. Yes, the Wii U is a great secondary console now, but it took about two years before it was worth the investment.

I love and have grown up with Nintendo, which is exactly why I want to see them make something great and not another flop like the Wii U has been for most of its lifetime.

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#23

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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#24

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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#27

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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#28

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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#29

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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#30

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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#31

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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#32

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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#33

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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#36

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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#37

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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#38

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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#42

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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#43

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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#45

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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#46

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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#47

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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#48

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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#49

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.