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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.

Wed 11th June, 2014

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TheWPCTraveler commented on Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, Mor...:

So, the Bokujo Monogatari team works for Marvelous.
The Rune Factory team now works for Marvelous after Neverland shut down, and worked on Forbidden Magna (Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven)

I have absolutely no idea what Natsume is going to do with whatever remains of their portfolio.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Quorthon I very much still believe that they should've set the record straight a long time ago, however. But, since we're sticking with the Pandora's box we both opened up...

...I'll be honest, I bought The Wonderful 101 before I bought my Wii U.
I'll be honest, I bought my 3DS because my brother and I love Fire Emblem.

Unfortunately, I'm just that - part of a niche. A very small niche.
To be honest, I'm fine with the release schedule of the 3DS, but I can't deny that third-parties make up that entire lineup I care about.
(I'd also find it easier to care about my Wii U if I had a good SRPG for it that was out now, something that Code Name STEAM should've been for, just a thought. But who cares, right? America doesn't care, Europe doesn't care, Japan doesn't care.)



TheWPCTraveler commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Quorthon Yes, and I simply don't care for either party in this situation. Both of them can lose for all I care, Nintendo for screwing up with their dev relations and marketing, Slightly Mad Studios for focusing on graphics over accurate car simulation.

(At this point, I'll go slightly off topic, but I can't think of anywhere else to get this off my chest.)

I'm honestly pissed at you for referencing the M-Z-P trio at this point, but what can I do about it? On the Wii U, the only games I care about are published by Nintendo (and the ones that aren't happen to be walled behind a region lock). On the 3DS, I'm stretched thin trying to go through the JRPG backlog, but again, I'm just one person. I have my circle of friends with 3DSes, sure, but they play on multiple platforms too.

Off the top of my head, the games I have yet to buy are Etrian MD, SMT: DS II Record Breaker, A-Train 3D, Lord of Magna, and EO II Untold, as well as that Hatsune Miku game.

But, there are 50 million other 3DS units, and at an attach rate of slightly less than 5 games a unit, well, you can't really make much of an impact.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@ricklongo My point was that Atlus - a developer that often utilizes features of Nintendo hardware to great effect (The 3D effect in Persona Q, for instance, is fantastic) in great games - is often glossed over.

Take the SMT entries on 3DS combined, and I believe they fail to outsell Bravely Default (~1.1 million copies, I believe), though they will surpass it.

I'm just hoping SMT X FE sells well enough to warrant more JRPGs coming to Nintendo consoles.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@BinaryFragger If anything, I'm sad that all the Etrian Odyssey games combined on the 3DS (that includes Persona Q and EMD) have failed to outsell Fire Emblem: Awakening COMBINED.

It's a real shame that you still have to add the sales of DS Overclocked and Record Breaker just to get over the top.

For the record, I believe that, including digital, FE Awakening has broken 1.6 million units sold.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess...:

@rjejr Gah, I retyped my comment earlier, but I lost it all when I accidentally backed out.

Anyway, the Canadian central bank is pursuing a loose monetary policy.
What does that entail? It generally means that you have lower interest rates, and more money injected into the system.
Now, how does that devalue the Canadian Dollar?

More money: Make more of something, relative to demand, and it will fall in value. If the government suddenly declared that your money is now worth twice its face value, does it mean that you are suddenly twice as rich? For a while, that may be true, but prices and the exchange rate will adjust to this quickly.
Lower interest rates: It makes more sense to be borrowing from a place that has lower interest rates, no? If I live somewhere with, say, a 10% interest rate, and Canada has one that is roughly 0%, I'd decide to borrow from Canada and use the proceeds to buy the currency of my country.

Both factors contribute to the depreciation of a currency.

As for my QE comment, the US economy is primed to go into a recession, so the Fed will delay its "lift-off," perhaps into eternity, and launch QE4. QE is just another name for flooding the markets with cash.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of America's Splatoon Mess...:

@ikki5 Wow, I know that the Canadian CB, which isn't controlled by the government directly, is at fault for import prices generally raised. However, this is just Nintendo shooting itself in the foot.

QE4 is right around the corner, should the US economy somehow slip into a deflationary L-shaped recession, which is why I do not think that this is a good call for any company to make.
When QE4 occurs, sponsored by the Fed, you can guarantee that we are back where we were eight and a half decades ago.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

I'm actually getting my hopes up for further partnership between Sega/Atlus and Nintendo. We might never get to see Persona 5 on Wii U, but we might see a new Trauma Center, or a Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Both titles would obviously make great use of the GamePad.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@MitchVogel Well, then I am very happy you decided to be honest and give it that sort of score.

To be honest, I was expecting it to land somewhere around this sort of territory.

How is the stock market, by the way? Did you end up gambling all your corporation's money there, at least once?
Try it, it's all the rage among investors nowadays.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop):

@Donjwolf I skipped to the end, found the score of '6', and smiled to myself.

When I realized that the reviewer found that the flaws were how deep it was (I was drawn in by that stock market, for instance), and how dated the presentation was, I smiles to myself even harder.

I was pissed off that this was download-only, but I don't care anymore. This is my kind of game.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Video: Check Out Every Fire Emblem Intro So Fa...:

Ah, Fire Emblem. Once overshadowed by Advance Wars in the West, and now the sole bearer of the strategy torch of Intelligent Systems. (Code Name: STEAM might change that, but I think it's one-off). It's such a shame that Advance Wars went to ruin...

Yes, that pun was intended.



TheWPCTraveler commented on Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Ninten...:

I looked into the prices again, and seeing the massive moves in EURUSD (1 EUR: 1.08 USD right now as compared to 1 EUR: 1.40 USD until recently), I'm surprised it hasn't translated into higher prices for Europe.

Well, that or it results in a starting price of 0.49 USD pre-tax (which I doubt)



TheWPCTraveler commented on Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK...:

@Quorthon Pokémon 5th Generation.

OT: I'm not really surprised. Every time I look at the game, I just can't break away from the graphics (screw their excuses, they could've made this a holiday release worldwide). This is someone who's normally perfectly fine with the quality of graphics on a 3DS.