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Re: Nintendo Download: 16th February (North America)

TheRavingTimes

The save states are perfect for Ogre Battle 64 due to their really LONG battles and some of the NPC allies you have to protect are occasionally content with suicidal attacks that could've been prevented if they waited until they were ready to mount a legitimate assault.

Re: Poll: The GameCube is 15 Years Old - Pick Your Favourite Games

TheRavingTimes

I don't know about you guys, but I've considered myself a bigger fan of Star Fox Assault over Adventure. Sure the controls for the on-foot missions and some of the missions near the end of the game were pretty bad (especially the mission where you have to snipe those floating enemies in Corneria and the entirety of the second-last level), but the rest of the game was amazing and the multiplayer mode offered the game more value.

Re: 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st September

TheRavingTimes

Ever since E3 the lack of news almost made me forget about Nintendo Direct, then again it'll likely be updates on upcoming releases and DLC that will be released during Fall and perhaps a brand new game for the Winter season (nothing big, probably just a Mario or Pokemon spin-off).

Re: Live-Action Pokémon Movie Talk Gains Momentum Following GO Success

TheRavingTimes

The biggest problem stems from the need for child or teenage actors to portray Ash or Red. Sure they can get someone in their early 20s to play a 16 year old trainer, but Nintendo will still need a large 3rd party to aid them with the production of their movie. Furthermore, after the hazardous production of Super Mario Brothers the Movie, I fear that the failure of a Pokemon movie could force Nintendo out of the film industry once again much like over two decades ago.

Re: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Pegged for North American Release on 28th January

TheRavingTimes

@antipop621 Word of advice, but Tactics and its remake has countless moments where you'll encounter several drastic difficulty spike as early as the 5th battle. There's even one battle in chapter 3 that if you don't prepare for properly can force you to start from the beginning of the game (mainly due to a poor design choice made by Square-Soft). After chapter 3, the game gets a lot easier once you get some OP characters like Balthier.

Re: Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 5 - 2010 to 2013

TheRavingTimes

Generation 5 was a risky gambit that ultimately paid off with the release of Black and White. Sure Ruby and Sapphire forced you to use a lot of the new Pokemon (unless you were fine with a Zubat or Geodude early on), but with Black and White you could not get any other Gen 1-4 Pokemon until you defeat the champion. I enjoyed my playthrough of Black since it forced the players to adapt to a new region while offering a compelling story that offers a lot of character development and insights to a topic that almost everyone ignored. I think N may potentially represent Pokemon's greatest character since he's a friend, rival, villain and champion all in one package. Heck, he's one of the few trainers to actually capture and use a legendary Pokemon to battle your team. Although Black 2 and White 2 did miss the opportunity to tell a compelling story, the enhanced difficulty and challenge mode makes the main story rather challenging and the being able to battle ALL the champions of all 5 generations made up for the absent of the Battle Frontier.

Re: Fire Emblem will be Getting an Art Book for its 25th Anniversary

TheRavingTimes

With 14 entries (not counting Fire Emblem BS for the Super Famicom), it's evident that this book is not meant for western Fire Emblem fans. With the first 6 entries and Heroes of Light and Darkness on the DS having to of never made it to the west, only the hardcore fans of the series would have any sort of interest in this book (like myself).

Re: Here's Where The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Falls in the Timeline

TheRavingTimes

So for those not caught up, that would put Tri Force Heroes in the timeline where Link is defeated by Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time. So in this branch that would make the official timelike Ocarina of Time > The Sealing Wars where Ganon is imprisoned by the seven sages > A Link to the Past in which the seal is destroyed by Agahnim > A Link Between Worlds > Tri Force Heroes > Oracle of Ages and Seasons in which Ganon is revived again > Link's Awakening which takes place a few months after Oracles of Ages and Seasons > Hyrule enters a rapid decline due to a lack of a proper successor of the triforce, Zelda is sent into an eternal slumber by a wizard associated with her brother and ANOTHER Zelda is kidnapped by the revived Ganon > The Legend of Zelda (original) > Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (taking place only 4 years later)

Re: Xenoblade Chronicles and Fire Emblem Characters Join Project X Zone 2 Cast

TheRavingTimes

I can understand the inclusion of Xenoblade Chronicles characters since Namco Bandai owns them, but Fire Emblem feels a little out of place since they're full Nintendo characters (though compared to other characters in Project X Zone it's highly understandable). Here's hoping for a Link and Zelda (and Navi) duo and maybe Ike and Robin (even though they'll probably use the female version).

Re: Review: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Wii U eShop / DS)

TheRavingTimes

Shadow Dragon is a great remake of the original NES title, but compared to other Fire Emblem games it's one of the worst FE games of all time. Here's a run down of what's wrong with this game:

  • No skills similar to the past 3 entries (for its time)
  • Predictable story with the newly implemented scenarios adding nothing
  • Almost seldom character development for more then half the characters
  • A prologue that only teaches you the bare-basics
  • A reclass system that makes the value of most units (save for thieves, manaketes and those amazing ballistians) worthless
  • Almost every unit are either broken or completely useless (i.e. Tiki, Jake, Sedgar, Barst and Cadea in comparison to almost every pre-promoted unit)
  • Gaiden chapters can only be accessed by killing your units, making it impossible to obtain every unit in a single playthrough

Other then that, I'd highly recommend this remake. Mystery of the Emblem's Book 1 segment also served as a remake, but a lot of the content was cut including 6 characters (Wyrs, Darros, Roger, Jake, Beck and Gatoh) who were later added to the DS remake. Plus the music and the deep dialogue makes Shadow Dragon a fulfilling experience. Just be prepared to sacrifice A LOT of units for those gaiden chapters.

Re: Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America)

TheRavingTimes

In my opinion, I've always felt that the 3DS iteration of Ocarina of Time is the definitive version of the game, regardless of the costs. Aside from the many enhancements made (on both a graphical and gameplay standpoint of view), it also comes packed with the Master Quest edition of the game. On a final note; it's also portable.

Re: Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Through to Release Full Console and Game Range in China

TheRavingTimes

Perhaps Nintendo and its distributors can be a little more fair with their consumers when it comes to releasing games. A console with Star Fox 64, Super Mario 64, Wave Race 64, and Ocarina of Time at launch (along with demos for each of these games and Dr. Mario 64 bundled up in the memory card) is nothing no launching matter for rival businesses, until you realize that only 14 titles are released in the console's entire history from a timespan of 2003-2006, when the initial console released its last game in 2002. On the brighter side of the spectrum, it did give China the Japan exclusives Custom Robo, Sin and Punishment and Animal Crossing on the NIntendo 64.

Re: Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop)

TheRavingTimes

From what I'm getting at, NES Remix 2 falls victim to a more limited selection of games due to Super Luigi Bros. Yet compared to the original NES Remix, it would seem Nintendo has placed an emphasis on quality over quantity (lets be honest, Donkey Kong 3, Pinball, Ice Climber and Donkey Kong Jr are far less desirable then Zelda II) and the fact that these games came out around 1986-1994. I'm genially excited to try out this game, it's a pity that it comes out around the game time as Child of Light and many classic GBA titles (still clawing through Advance Wars).

Re: Month Of Kirby: Minigame Mania

TheRavingTimes

Kirby Quest is without a doubt the best Kirby game. It's essentially an "RPG" yet in name alone. The gameplay is generally simple and the only RPG element can be incorporated from experience points, the number of Kirbys you have (which calculates the damage in accordance to the number of Kirbys you have) and of course how much HP the enemy has. The music is another well renowned element with music similar to that of an RPG with a dark atmosphere. The finale possess a fast-pace track as the Kirbys duke it out with Dark Matter.