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Female, 27, United States

Tue 10th June, 2014

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TheLobster commented on Nikki Lives On in Latest Batch of 3DS HOME The...:

I don't use themes, but I could see the use of the Sesame Street theme for the 2DS anyway if you have little kids playing. Or if you've upgraded to a better 3DS and gave your kid your old one and have the 3D switched off permanently.



TheLobster commented on Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii ...:

This is a great game and a wonderful send up both to the series and to those "Nintendo Hard" games of yesteryear. It's not perfect but it's clear the guys who made it generally knew the difference between a frustratingly bad game and a frustratingly fun one. I've been a BIG fan of the Nerd for a long time now so I'm glad to see this game come out on the Wii U, its natural home. I wonder what little James Rolfe would think if he knew that one day a game about him would be on a Nintendo system? Talk about every kid's dream! At any rate I'm not picking this up just because I'm sooooo bad at games like this and it's not worth getting again to me, but it's definitely worth it if you're a fan and you haven't played it already.



TheLobster commented on Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Remo...:

It's an M-rated game, don't you have to be 17 (or at least say you are) to view its Miiverse community anyway? If that's not true it should be. At any rate if the kiddies can't see the community anyway I see no reason to take the screenshots down. Nintendo SHOULD have known what was in the game when they approved it, RIGHT?



TheLobster commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

I went to my local GameStop. Only three people were there to preorder including me as I live in a small town. I was the only one not wanting frigging everything. Our store has three computers. At first we were only using one and of course the servers were slammed and it was taking forever, like five minutes to load a page. Eventually they broke down and decided to use a second computer but leave one open so they could check regular customers out. Finally it was taking so long they cracked and used the third computer for the Amiibo too. Luckily they had nobody in the store wanting to buy anything. I was not the first person they started but I was the first person done and it took an hour and three minutes total to get my order in. I preordered Ness, Pac-man, Charizard, and the Splatoon 3-pack. There was no idea when the other two were going to finish up when I left.



TheLobster commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

@JellySplat Sadly the reason why they are making so little stock is because they are afraid to be left holding unsold merch. That's what got them into financial trouble the past few years and they are only just pulling out of it. I invested in Nintendo just around the time the Wii U launched and I was losing money on them the whole time literally up until the day they announced the partnership with DeNA. As of two days ago I am $3,000 up on my investment, which is actually pretty good. So investors right now will only see that Nintendo is finally making the right moves for the first time in literally years, while consumers get burned by lack of stock and scalpers.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Comi...:

@joey302 I would LOVE to have some TurboGraphx-16 love! The Wii had some of those games, it even had ARCADE games for crying out loud. There were Neo Geo and Master System and Genesis games... Even Commodore 64 games! I'd love to see all that and more on the Wii U.



TheLobster commented on Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop...:

When I heard they had registered the name I thought for sure they were keeping it for an early mobile title, possibly the first, so I was actually pretty surprised to see this come out so soon. It's obvious Nintendo is really trying to focus on the F2P model and find out what works as much as possible before they launch their first mobile games this fall.

As far as this game goes I'm going to download it and give it a try. After I became so addicted to Pokemon Shuffle I'm definitely interested to see what Nintendo has up its F2P sleeves next and I'll be interested to see if I become just as engrossed. I'm already a fan of the Pokemon Rumble series so hey, free game, why not?

Don't plan to spend any money here, obviously. Haven't on Shuffle, either.



TheLobster commented on Get Ready To Build With Mario Maker On Wii U T...:

A bit later than we all expected but I suppose it will be the better for it. I wonder if they still have a few more tricks up their sleeve for this title at E3? At any rate this is going to be great fun and I can't wait to get my hands on it and start creating and sharing levels, and playing levels created by others. This looks like it's going to be a total blast and a perfect tribute to 30 years of Mario.



TheLobster commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching...:

I'm lukewarm on the game right now. Could be cute if it's not too expensive. I'd have to see a review.

The reader on the other hand... Why is it coming out in the fall? That's like six months from now! At a minimum! I really expected it long before that. That says to me either Nintendo doesn't plan to have a lot of 3DS games to feature Amiibo functionality this year, or they are trying to get people to upgrade to the New 3DS, or both.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Comi...:

I feel like with the Wii U struggling as it is, right now would be a good time for Nintendo to really focus on getting these VC titles out. No more droughts. No more announcing things like this and the Wii VC and then going weeks without releasing a new game. There needs to be a new game out every week from the Wii's N64 VC back catalog, or at the most every other week (gotta get those NES, SNES, and GBA titles out too of course). Basically the Wii U needs to rival or preferably surpass the Wii in terms of the VC, so at the very least when there is nothing else it has that to fall back on. I always saw the VC as a real selling point for the Wii but it's just not at that level for the Wii U.

I mean I'm BEYOND excited they finally announced this. I'm just worried they won't end up following through in the end. I don't want a handful of games. I want the whole shebang.



TheLobster commented on MewTwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

There are SO many characters that need to be in Smash it's not funny. I like your guys' ideas. I cast my vote for the Inkling Girl because I'd like to see some support for Nintendo's new IPs in Smash as well and I think they could do a lot of good things with one of the Inklings.



TheLobster commented on Welcome to amiibo Tap, Nintendo's Retro Box Of...:

A bit annoying that it's random but so far I have eighteen Amiibo and it's free so more likely than not I will end up with the whole shebang, especially as those Yoshi's Wooly World and Splatoon Amiibo looked so tempting...



TheLobster commented on Mario Kart 8 Is Getting A Blisteringly Fast 20...:

It's really too bad Nintendo throttles Youtube, as this + the DLC coming out that day really could revitalize MK8 in that space if people felt they could post freely about it. I imagine it really could have gotten people talking again and boosted sales if popular Youtubers had revisited the title to explore the new content.

And adding in 200cc IS a lot of new content. Even though I imagine it was fairly easy to program and implement, it's 33% more game, as each cup now has to be beaten on that difficulty setting as well if you want to 100% the game.



TheLobster commented on DeNA Hopes To Bring In $25 Million Per Month V...:

I was quite pleased when I played Final Fantasy Record Keeper. It lagged a bit (not super noticeable but it was there) on my Motorola Razr M and ultimately I don't think it's a title for me but I had a lot of fun with the tutorial and first few dungeons. It had a lot of character and was very well put together, it seemed quite well balanced and very polished.

If DeNA can manage that level of quality (with a bit less lag, please) on Nintendo's IP I will be one happy Lobster.



TheLobster commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

This is irresponsible at best and dangerous at worst. Many adults these days are gamers and have kids too. This is the sort of person that knows better than to let their five year old play COD, of course, but what if little Johnny just wants some father-son bonding time? Are you going to say no to letting him watch you play GTA V? Not every parent would. And that's not neglect. Because consider this: how is that different from being allowed to hang out with your dad and watch a few scenes of an R-rated film he happens to be watching? Now some people, their parents never let them do this. Others, it was OK. Either way, I'm guessing you grew up all right. But suddenly one group is having the police and child services called on them. How messed up is that?

Consider that someone could be lying about little Johnny or little Susie seeing Mom or Dad's games. Maybe Mom and Dad only play the mature games after the kids go to bed because they DON'T think it's appropriate for them to see a little bit of Bloodborne or whatever. But they have the games in the house and that's what matters. So some parent (or kid) with a grudge says, "Oh, Susie/Johnny is playing mature games! Mr. and Mrs. Gamer have loads of them!" Well then the police are called and when they show up, sure enough there are the games and how do you prove the kids haven't been exposed to them? If you can have your kids taken away just for having mature games then something has gone terribly wrong.

I'm not saying that it's come to that but even starting down that path is just... effed up is the nicest way to put it.



TheLobster commented on Latest Pokémon Shuffle Update Comes With a Ra...:

I'm trying to catch everything I can but right now I'm stuck on Milotic. I've caught every main stage Pokemon but Larvesta and Froakie and 13 of the expert stage Pokemon. I've only unlocked 19 Expert stages though. I've also caught every special Pokemon and got the Lucarionite. Rayquaza was easy to beat but hard for me to catch for some reason.

So far I haven't spent a dime.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon ...:

@Late @RoomB31 I agree. I've logged something like 25 hours on this game beating everything (up until this new update) and never spent any money, but I'd really like to just be able to give them $5 for making a game I like, but not contribute to the F2P cash grab pay to win part. I don't need to pay to win, anyway.



TheLobster commented on Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History M...:

I love Bayonetta being here! In like ten or fifteen years somebody is going to dig this campaign up from the depths of the Internet and they'll go, "Samus, OK, Toadette, OK, Rosalina, OK... BAYONETTA?!" Probably by that point there will be more Bayonetta games and they'll be on multiple platforms again and so this will just serve as a weird reminder of that time when Nintendo was the only place you could go for your sexy witch needs.

Plus she's the only M rated and non-first party character represented here. Such an oddball choice but it's nice to see them trying to promote that game in any way they can.



TheLobster commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun ...:

@Tazcat2011 The text is faster in Japanese, or on the Chinese iQue, which is what Cosmo uses. This is because they use fewer characters to say what they mean, because they use kana/hanzi instead of letters.

And to the rest of you arguing that this run isn't legitimate: I don't see him putting in a Game Shark anywhere. This is all stuff that is possible within the game how it is originally programmed. You could learn to do this too on your very own OoT cart were you willing to put in the extensive amount of time required to learn to do this.



TheLobster commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

It's nice to get a new IP, but I'm not getting this because I have less than zero interest in it. And I'm not going to spend money on a game I'll never play.

I bought Wonderful 101 and I'm buying Splatoon, so don't call me a hypocrite, for crying out loud. You people are way too intense over this.



TheLobster commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

Personally I feel the level sharing was very clunkily implemented and it would have benefited from QR codes or a user search feature from within the game. If you are not extremely lucky your levels will be buried and you will get very few to no plays on them at all, with no way to smoothly bring them back into the game. You can navigate to their initial Miiverse post, but if a user has more than one level and you want to play all of them, it's very frustrating, as it closes Miiverse every time a level is booted up from there.



TheLobster commented on Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets ...:

@Darkness3131 @crimsontadpoles Stuff like that cracks me up. I forget which one it was, but there was an early 90s sitcom (maybe Roseanne?) where the kid gets explicitly a Super Nintendo. They make that very clear. Now, the game he gets is made up (which is a trope in and of itself), probably to avoid copyright infringement, and we never see the screen. But everyone is mashing the buttons frantically and SONIC sounds come out!

I laughed so hard.



TheLobster commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off Level Creation in Ma...:

@NebulaGamer I think @ikki5 is saying that even though the levels are brand new, there aren't enough of them to justify the price tag. There are fewer levels than Minis on the Move, which also had level creation and sharing and which cost half the price. We are paying double because of the "cross buy" codes which just give us two copies - so we are paying the $10 the game is worth for both copies of the game. The game is not worth $20 and then we are getting one copy free.