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Mon 3rd June, 2013

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thatguyEZ commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

@yorumi. Preach. I love how people forget how poor the majority of people in the world were prior to the rise of capitalism and that it's because of capitalism that most people in the countries that use it are able to feed their families and even able to buy things not vital for survival. I really don't see how people can look at how bloated the American government has become and think 'hey we should make that even bigger!'

But this whole VA actor situation is really a nonissue as far as I'm concerned. They can just not take the job if the pay isn't right or they have some kind of moral objection too it. Not to mention I really am not a fan of Mr. Wheaton.



thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

@ChessboardMan I do agree that the way the major publishers view selling games is unsustainable and will eventually collapse around them. (Big) Games are costing more and more to make and thus must sell more to be considered successful. I think this is just a natural process of the free market we're seeing as gaming matures and it will eventually become more stable. But I do think things for these big companies will become worse before they become better. There is certainly a place for big AAA games, as I would think everyone enjoys getting their fix of Halo, GTA, CoD, etc. here and there. And I think we'll eventually see a reemergence of the AA market either as the technology gets cheaper and indies are able to make those games on their limited budgets, or the big publishers realize that they can't bank on only releasing big budget games in a sustainable fashion.

As far as Star Fox getting delayed, I didn't expect it to move consoles anyway. And while I will certainly be picking up XCX and I'm hoping it will be great, it doesn't have as much mainstream appeal and JRPG fans who own the PS4 at least(as Xbox really never gets many JRPGs or SJRPGs) will be getting their fix from Disgaea 5 and Tales of Zestria(oh how I wish I could include Persona 5 here). The Wii U has been dead commercially, this is simply the latest in many nails that have been driven into its coffin.



thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I'm totally fine with this device existing, though chances are I won't be picking this up. This is just a side effect of the free market, not enough supply to meet the demand so people find alternatives. That's how the world works. Nintendo made their bed, now they get to lay in it. Not to mention nothing about this device is illegal by itself.



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

@FLUX_CAPACITOR There's no doubt that the data for all the figures will be uploaded eventually. This is really just torrenting amiibo data.

I don't really feel one way or another about this, I won't be picking one up. Though I can certainly see why people would. If the Fire Emblem figures aren't easier to get ahold of when Fates comes out this will be a godsend for many people.



thatguyEZ commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

@Zelkardaim PS4+Wii U+Vita+3DS+PC > relegating myself to one console for some arbitrary reason.

This isn't surprising though, Ubisoft are the kings of lazy ports. I wasn't going to pick this game up anyway though, and if I did I likely would have already gotten it for the Wii U. Regardless there are plenty of better games coming out soon that will keep me much more occupied than this would have.



thatguyEZ commented on Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite ...:

It bodes well for Nintendo IF they smarten up and actually release a console that is up to 2017(whenever it launches) standards. Not having an account model, hardly any online, etc. They also need to simply accept that they messed up with the Wii U, at least from a marketing perspective, and move on. Them attempting to blame the failure of the system on tablets was distasteful and seemed more like a joke than anything. I sincerely hope they are able to turn it around, as I love the company, but they need to really make an effort this time around.



thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH Yeah I've used one at Best Buy to play Majora's Mask. I agree that it's great, though I'd probably fall more in love with it after using it for an extended amount of time. I do hope that they come out with an XL LE, as I would be sold and pre order that on the spot. It would make sense for them to release a standard New 3DS LE as a way to launch the standard models in NA. Though I feel we'll have them here by then.

I agree that Xenoblade is a fantastic game and that it's a great first game to show off what the New models can do, but I feel that it's a bit of a niche title and doesn't attract the mainstream audience, though that's a different conversation entirely. I do use 3D more than not, so the more stable 3D is a huge plus in my book. They also just feel more sturdy and well built than the old models IMO. Faster downloads would also make my life a whole lot better. I'm not sure about the battery, but I do hope you get more time out of charges. My 3DS dies after about 2-2 1/2 hours of play with 3D on and it is quite annoying.

All in all I agree with you. I wasn't aware that by trading in you'd get $100 the New models. I suppose the reason I haven't gotten one yet is not only have I been waiting on a LE one of a game I love(such as Fates), and that I've just been buying other games lately. Of course it's almost Fall and after MGSV drops, the flood gates will have opened for holiday releases. But like I said, if the come out with an LE for Fates, then I'll be sold on it.



thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH Ohh that's great to hear! Well let's hope that you guys will be getting both as well. I can understand the business sense behind just releasing one version, but I feel like that's kind of half-***ing it.

I hope they release an LE 3DS, though it would have to be a New 3DS for me to get it. I've been waiting for Ninty to give me a reason to get one and that would definitely be it. Though I hope it'd be an XL. Releasing just the regular 3DS as an LE would be kind of backwards IMO. As Nintendo has only released Xenoblade as an exclusive and this won't be, it feels a bit unnecessary at this point. The New models are certainly a lot nicer than the old ones, but without games its pretty unnecessary.



thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH I agree, this is most likely too good to be true, and as you said they'll likely only release one version in stores and you'll end up picking one of the paths but you'll have the option to get the second through DLC. If that's the case, then I'd rather them physically release both versions in NA as they did in JP. Or, like you said, them release a collectors edition that will come with both in limited packaging and some goodies. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises out there, and as such I'd rather have both Birthright and Conquest sitting on my physically sitting on my shelf.



thatguyEZ commented on 3DS Can Last For Another Two To Three Years In...:

I could make do for another 2-3 years on my Vita and 3DS. As far as the 3DS is concerned, I have a lot of games and time on the system so the thought of having to replace it an re-buy all my stuff if its compatible is not a welcome one. I love the two systems though, and while there's little hope for a successor to the Vita(which is quite sad), I hope Nintendo releases another duel screen handheld if the NX isn't an all-in-one. I will miss the 3D if they decide not to include it with the next system though.

@troj27 The 3DS is quite under powered, so I'd say we have certainly seen it pushed to its limits already.



thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

@Spoony Ahh you just reminded me, I was waiting on that as well. That really disappointed, I was really hoping to be able to play it on my Wii U.

I've already picked up the physical version of EO:U 2, and seeing as there's no Xenoblade for NA, I won't be downloading anything this week.



thatguyEZ commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

Wait wait wait, so you don't think that people who own the Xbox deserve this game? Give me a break, that's just straight up fanboyism right there. Sure, it would be nice if it was on the Wii U, but Microsoft bought Rare 13 years ago. That's how the industry works, you don't get everything you want. Having to buy an Xbox to play this is quite annoying, but saying people who own it don't deserve this game just reeks of petty jealousy.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.