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TheWPCTraveler

TheWPCTraveler

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Male, 16, Philippines

A Microsoft fan who, oddly enough, has a soft spot for Nintendo. Though you could probably say that I'm a Nintendo fan who has a soft spot for Microsoft. I'm from WPCentral, by the way. I'm the WanderingTraveler there.

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#2

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@thelastgogeta Ah, okay. Best of luck in whatever you want to do, then.

@AlexOlney I like watching you drink something, as much as the next guy, but won't this waste 1 megabyte or so of server bandwidth per page load?

Unless, of course, it's hosted somewhere else and/or whoever's running this site has a fantastic GIF compression algorithm?

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#5

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@sWiTcHeRoO Well, different viewpoints and all that.

I'm actually starting to get pissed off at people who supported SK, but not for the reasons you'd think.
These kinds of games are pretty much designed to do better on Vita. Thus, the Vita gets games (not that I'd complain about this alone), and the 3DS gets less. When it comes to multiplats for the Japanese market, the 3DS gets shafted hard.
Case in point: Conception II, despite Spike Chunsoft actually having worked on multiple 3/DS projects.

That, and the K-On! effect, made more powerful by the gaming market shrinking in Japan.

But, the audience being who they are? Nah, not a chance. Especially when there are dozens, if not hundreds, of "genders" out there, I'd say that's a different manifestation of the same problem.

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#7

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@Chrizzel28 I understand your position, but you're really not doing yourself any favors to an outsider.

Before you judge me, read the rest of my comments.

@Damo Perhaps it is time to switch to a Famitsu-style multiple review system?
I don't know, I just want an excuse to push that. And, you know what they say, multiple review copies!

EDIT: @AlexOlney stated that the game was 60/40 gameplay:plot. You're not going to take away marks for how there's too much exposition? Now that I think about it, this should be the case, considering how he feels about the plot.

@JeffreyG SV is a 3D beat-em-up, right? I'd go by what @EdJericho said in this case.

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#8

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@sWiTcHeRoO The series has its audience.
That is all I have to say.

That said, I believe that it's obvious you haven't read about the Senran Kagura producer - I believe his name is Takaki or some sort - and how honest he generally is about his desires. I mean, if you saw his promotion for the π-play VR device, you'd notice that he isn't kidding at all.

That said, as much as I like him and how SK has turned out as a series - a respectable 400k+ copies, I believe - I don't like the K-On! effect it seems to have.

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#9

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@AlexOlney I feel disappointed when you didn't catch the reference, but pay it no heed. I'm satisfied by the answers.

Just...two more questions. One of them is something that should be factored into every 3DS software review, anyway.
1. How much time did you spend on the review copy? Proof via the Activity Log software would be nice.
2. How is the 3D handled? Does it make things pop out? Does it attempt to set the action back an inch or two? Are the animated sequences 3D, like Lord of Magna?

I recognize that I may be imposing myself upon you, but I honestly think a lot of this should be mentioned in reviews. How much time the game is supposed to take to complete, how far the reviewer got into the game, and music and audio effects.
Heck, I only got info on the VA - Japanese kept intact, I presume, going by your statement - by asking a tangentially related question.

Thank you for your time.

And tits are life, arse is hometown.

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#13

TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@AlexOlney
A few questions:
1. How long is the game? How much of it is gameplay, and how much of it is plot?
2. How far did you get into the game?
3. How good is the plot? The review for Burst mentions a good plot, but was there any character development, etc?
3.14. Life or Hometown?
4. How good is the music?

EDIT: ALL PUNS UNINTENDED EXCEPT THOSE INTENDED

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#15

TheWPCTraveler commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

@Captain_Gonru I reserve judgement for whether a game can survive the transition from game to pure story for its JRPG adaptation, if any, and if it doesn't have heavy VN-style sequences between gameplay.

I also see where you're coming from, but you need to ease me into it, you know? Like, use a JRPG with a good story as the hook for a pure story title.

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#16

TheWPCTraveler commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

@JaxonH A JRPG is actually the closest I'll take to a full-on story-based game any day. See: Super Mario RPG.

Though, that said, considering SMT IV, I really wanted Fire Emblem with demons...
I'll take Persona #FE, though, considering we're not getting Persona 5.

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#18

TheWPCTraveler commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

@JaxonH Okay, I accidentally ended up implying that FE isn't heavy on story. I thought people wouldn't take that away from my statement considering how I wanted a VN on FE...

@Captain_Gonru I should've worded it better. I was trying to say that a game that is all story won't hold up in my eyes. It has to at least have some sort of gameplay from the franchise it takes away from.

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#19

TheWPCTraveler commented on Minecraft: Story Mode is Heading to Wii U:

@Captain_Gonru Eesh, there's no way I'd want one of those narrative-focused titles based on a Nintendo franchise.

I mean, I want a visual novel based around Fire Emblem if/Fates and its original script, of course, but I honestly doubt that they can pull something good off with a franchise that isn't necessarily heavy on story.

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#22

TheWPCTraveler commented on FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia...:

@Spoony_Tech I'm sick and tired of having to deal with NoA, that's why. Once I buy A-Train and maybe a few more games that deserve it (the Arc Systems Works games localized by Natsume, and that FF Tactics look-a-like), I'll see if importing from other regions is worth it.

It's childish, really, but NoE at least tries to get things done. Fatal Frame V being digital-only is the last straw.

That said, I'll still buy games from Atlus and Xseed. You know, physical! Besides, I've found a treasure trove of unsold Atlus LEs, and they happen to be games I don't have yet. EO2U, EMD, SMT Devil Summoner Soul Hackers, all unsold and on the cusp of a price drop. And, if my intuition is correct, a store near me will order lots of copies of Senran Kagura Deep Crimson...

I'm still debating with myself whether to pirate that MGS theme or not, though, considering how Konami has gone.

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#27

TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo 2DS Drops To $99 In North America:

@hYdeks To be honest, if I was picking between the N3DS XL and the 2DS at their respective prices, I'd go for the 2DS considering how comfy it is.

Seriously, if they managed to put a better D-pad on it and made the L/R buttons push in slightly deeper, I'd go for it in a heartbeat!

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#30

TheWPCTraveler commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

@BinaryFragger It just turns me off ever so slightly that the 3DS doesn't get those kinds of games, but I know how Conception II came out.

That said, I honestly want to see how that π-play thing the SK producer joked about turns out in real life. He did mention (jokingly) that it could be used for therapeutic applications...

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#32

TheWPCTraveler commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

LIFE > HOMETOWN
I just wanted to get that out of the way. Thankfully, the SK producer feels the same.

@Dezzy Hey, at least they can't stop Japan from doing what it likes and making games with lots of life like ω-Labyrinth. And, if they mess with the localization process, the localizer can go the way of NISA.

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#35

TheWPCTraveler commented on Rejoice, There's A Tingle Costume In Super Mar...:

@ekreig I want to take it one step further.
Every game henceforth must integrate the Tingle amiibo (they should make one) into the game, be it by unlocking a Tingle outfit or bringing Tingle into the game.

Why don't we have one Tingle amiibo bundled with each and every Nintendo hardware unit sold, too?

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#36

TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eS...:

@JaxonH Flaw: EO actually got localized during the DS era. All three entries, in fact, occasionally with bug fixes not present in the JP versions. Stella Glow came from the former developer of the Luminous Arc series, so if that got localized, there shouldn't be any doubt about Stella Glow. And...XSEED and Aksys both exist.

Also, one cursory look at the Vita is enough to disprove your point.

And, when you have localization teams like NIS America has, don't you think that you'd rather play the original rather than go for the...poor localization?

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#37

TheWPCTraveler commented on Mario History: Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand P...:

@DarthNocturnal Now that I think about it, I meant the amiibo party treatment, but that works too.

I have so many ideas for an entertaining E3 for Nintendo, really.
Like Nintendo revealing a New Super Mario Land and making people think it was going to be their big holiday game, before revealing a new true 3D Mario
Or Shigesato Itoi walking on stage and going on about the virtues of the Mother series...then revealing Shigesato Itoi's Bass Fishing U, before the head of Creatures, Inc. goes up on stage and reveals Mother 4 with Itoi saying that he looks forward to just being the player.

I look forward to such ruse cruises.

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#38

TheWPCTraveler commented on Mario History: Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand P...:

@DarthNocturnal I was actually thinking of how Reggie would probably be fine with it, considering how he's already "fired" Bill.

I just wat to see the internet melt down for a minute or two, as if the Federation Force treatment hit F-Zero this time. Then, the real F-Zero game gets revealed and everyone would scream tears of joy

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#40

TheWPCTraveler commented on The Legend of Legacy Launch Edition is a Thing...:

@Spoony_Tech Yeah, I realize that. I actually enjoyed EO IV more than Persona Q, when I picked them up side-by-side.

It's just that the timing is horrible, and I actually want the LE for this. I guess I'll end up picking this up as a late birthday present, then.
It's just as horrible as EO2U, which came out just as I was starting classes.

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#42

TheWPCTraveler commented on The Legend of Legacy Launch Edition is a Thing...:

@Spoony_Tech "$40"
$40

I'm sobbing at how badly-timed this release is, right in the middle of deep schoolwork, and Atlus just goes on ahead and gets me hyped for this LE.
I already had to skip EO2U for now because of the timing, and I'm hoping for a delay for Project Mirai DX so I could catch the LE, now this comes along and I'm too happy to skip it!

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#44

TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo and DeNA Smart Device Game Still On T...:

So...they're saying we'll have one by end-2015? They've been saying that since March.

I'd think that a Dr. Mario would be nice for mobile. Tetris with a twist, and multiple game modes for people to play with if they choose to pay. The base game is free, however.

I'd rather not have a Mario runner, come on, that's overdone.

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#47

TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

The Wii U is actually the only console still hooked up in my house. Reason being that the extension cord we used got fried during a storm...

If I can't pull off-TV play with a home console, comfortably, I won't buy it. The Wii U, oddly enough, convinced me that handhelds are for me.

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#48

TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

@Peach64 I was actually hoping for more use for the GamePad.

To make a point, I'll use something like Wii Music. It could've been a truly powerful tool, imagine Mario Paint-style composition using the GamePad.
Or, I can use Pilotwings. Modern commercial aircraft are complex to the point where a controller can't hope to even get close to enough buttons to control something like an A320, or an E172. Again, the GamePad could do this with its screen, not to mention its gyro controls.
Or, I could do Battalion Wars or Pikmin. Except, I can now look at TWO places at once! In an RTS!
Or something obvious like Pokémon Snap (or a Fatal Frame HD remake), or that golf game in Wii Sports Club.
Or something touch-focused like a new Osu game (iNiS has gone mobile, though), a new Trauma Team/Center (ATLUS?), a new set of card games referencing Nintendo's origins?
Or a shooter using it as a reticule and a map? Something like Code Name: STEAM, or Valkyria Chronicles (SEGA?)

I know they shouldn't hire me, a lot of these ideas aren't exactly profitable, but someone like me thought of this many ideas to utilize the GamePad in ten minutes, you'd at least think that Nintendo gets it.