User Profile



United States

Tue 12th August, 2008

Recent Comments



TrueWiiMaster commented on Monochroma For Wii U Scrapped Due To Technical...:

This is the kind of thing that keeps me from supporting Kickstarter campaigns. The people who supported this game to get it on the now cancelled platforms should get a full refund, no matter what that means for the developer. They paid for a product that wasn't delivered, and therefore should be entitled to a refund, not a different product.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

I would like more platforms on the Virtual Console (mainly Gamecube), and better promotions, like bundles and sales. Personally, I'd like a VC "Game of the Month" deal, in which a different game is featured each month (a weekly deal would work too), with gameplay/Let's Play videos and a low price, maybe 50-75% off.

I absolutely do not want a subscription based service.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge...:

As a general rule, I hate day 1 DLC, but this game seems so big without the DLC that I'm not really bothered.

At similar prices I might buy this DLC, but it really depends on how much I like the game, and how much content is in the game. I loved Fantasy Life, but I still didn't buy the DLC until I had finished most of the main content, which took about 100 hours. Xenoblade Chronicles X looks like it will have more content than Fantasy Life without the DLC, and the DLC looks comparatively light on new content, so I might be content with just what's on the disc.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

It probably won't come to the Wii U then, which is a little disappointing since BO2 was pretty great (I enjoyed it a lot more than Ghosts anyway). It doesn't matter much to me, though, because I'm not much of an FPS fan. The only reason I have the two CoD games on the Wii U is because I got BO2 for $15 and Ghosts as a gift.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop):

I've been enjoying Rumble, but I hate its system. Every 30 minutes to several hours you get to spin the roulette and try and get the level you want, which might have the Pokemon you're looking for, which you might catch if you're lucky. It's a chance at a chance at a chance, and I found it very annoying, especially since you have to catch new Pokemon to advance. I've progressed enough that I won't be getting any new areas anytime soon too. I need another 41 diamonds to unlock the next area, and with the challenges' difficulty rising faster than the level of the Pokemon I catch, it will be weeks before I have enough.

Overall, the game is okay, but it feels like it's built to pressure you to buy diamonds (which I'm sure it is). I'd probably give it a 6/10.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

While I love the DLC for Mario Kart 8, I don't think I'd want it to continue much longer. I wouldn't be as excited for MK9 if I was still playing new levels in MK8. That said, another pack or two after this next one would be great. The levels in the first pack were amazing.

As for SSB, I don't really care about it's DLC very much. I might buy a particularly awesome, unique character like K. Rool or Banjo, but I won't be buying Lucas. If I hadn't gotten him for free, I probably wouldn't have gotten MewTwo. I might be interested in a level pack, but it would have to be pretty great, and fairly cheap. I have very little interest in the costumes.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Donkey Kong 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

I guess this is the European version, so I'm not sure if my question applies, but did they fix the lag/frame rate that was in the original version?

I already have $10 sitting in my eshop account to buy this game on Thursday. While I did play it back in the day, we (my brother and I) only ever rented it, and were never able to finish it before having to return the game.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

So does this mean the disc version will actually load faster, since it will be loading from both the disc and system storage at the same time?

Either way, I want this game on disc. It will definitely be a huge download, and I don't want to wait for it or store it. Plus, I want this game on my shelf.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your ...:

Even if he got a ton of votes, I'm sure Nintendo would only consider characters that have appeared on their systems. Super Meat Boy shouldn't even appear as a trophy character.

Personally, I'm hoping for Banjo, but I'd love to see a bunch of characters added as trophy characters, if not real characters, including Shovel Knight and Bomberman.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Fantasy Life 2 Is Skipping 3DS In Favour Of Sm...:

This is seriously disappointing. I got Fantasy Life at launch, and quickly racked up over 100 hours. I just couldn't put the game down. Without physical controls, I can't imagine the sequel being as good. If it's free, or very cheap, and works with my device, I might give it a try, but if the controls aren't good, it will be getting a low score from me on the app store. If there's an overabundance of paid additional content, that score will be even lower.

Nintendo is going to be making games specifically for mobile devices, and they won't be games from their main series. Fantasy Life 2 is a direct sequel to a 3DS game. If Nintendo announced something similar using one of their franchises, the uproar would dwarf the complaints here.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

Mario Kart DS was one of my favorite DS games. I spent many hours playing it with my brother (a huge fan of snaking), along with the original NSMB's mutliplayer. The lack of multiplayer on the VC was expected, but is extremely disappointing nonetheless. I probably won't buy this anytime soon. $10 is pretty high for what amounts to half of a ten year old game.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

It makes sense. It would be good for both parties. Nintendo would please fans by having one of the N64's most iconic characters added to SSB, and Microsoft would remind people that Banjo exists, possibly before a new game comes out. I don't know if it would happen though. Even if Microsoft is willing, Nintendo might not want to connect itself to one of its competitors.



TrueWiiMaster commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

It was a test of faith. No child was hurt. That's partially how BoI twists the story.

That depends on the joke and its context. If the joke is meant to insult or hurt others, the problem is the joke.

I agree. Thankfully, that doesn't describe the Christian God.

The problem isn't just that it uses Biblical themes (though that is also a problem, because of the way it uses them). It takes a major Biblical story, and reverses its meaning. While the original was about strong faith, BoI is about misplaced faith, and/or faith relating to insanity. It then places that twisted version of the story in a disgusting game.



TrueWiiMaster commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

I plan on doing just that.

The fact that it takes a Biblical story, twists it to mean the opposite of what it originally meant, and drops it into a disgusting world.

You'd call that insulting? I'd call it tragic.

What makes something deserving of mockery, exactly?

If this game was criticism, and not just insult, you might have a point there.

"it has the right to use, abuse, mock, celebrate, or criticize whatever the hell the artist so wishes."
That's true, but people have the right to respond to that art in kind, too.



TrueWiiMaster commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

The Old Testament is the foundation for the New Testament. Christians believe both. Besides, he said "organized religion", not specifically Christianity.

For one thing, religion is literally sacred to its believers. Besides that, there's a difference between criticism and insult. Criticism resulted in the Protestant Reformation. This game twists Isaac's story, and drops it into a world even fans call disgusting.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Wii U Cross...:

I honestly thought this game was dead, what with the whole Atlus being sold fiasco, and nothing new for so long. It looks pretty great, but I'm not sure if I want it. I love Fire Emblem, but I'm not a big SMT fan (I never beat SMT4; I quit after being lost in the city for more than a few hours). This trailer looks closer to SMT than to Fire Emblem, but maybe there will be a Fire Emblem side too?

Were the "Project" games ever confirmed to be full games? They looked fun, but neither looked like it was worth even the budget price of $40. I expected them to end up in some sort of collection, or as eshop games.

And even if they're missing their original windows, at least most of the games are still due this year. Zelda's the only one that's officially delayed to next year.



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

Finally, DK64! I hope it runs better than it did on the N64, if possible.

That makes 3 out of 4 (4 out of 5 if you count the Wii). All that's left is to add Gamecube games.

As for the DS games, I'll be very interested in Mario Kart DS if they allow online play, or at least local multiplayer. I'd definitely want Elite Beat and Fire Emblem, too, and I'd love to finally get those Dragon Quest remakes.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

They supported the PS2 for a long time, but that's because it was such an incredible success. The PS3 sold just over half as many units, and was dropped almost immediately. Actually, they dropped the PS1 pretty quickly too. Aside from MLB's up to 2004, and a couple licensed games, the only games Sony released on it after the PS2 were Spyro 3 and MediEvil 2, with only a few games in the previous year.

I'm not sure if the Wii U will catch up or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. I expect its lifetime sales to be 15-20 million, but I also think it will last at least until the end of 2017. As for the Dreamcast, how many of those sales were at a deeply discounted price?

To answer that question, probably the mother of a disappointed child who wanted a Wii U.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

They do, but they usually still release at least a few games in the last year of the console, which often end up among the best games of the generation. Right now the 3DS has only one, and I don't think they'll leave it at that.

The PS2 was the best selling system ever, selling more than 50% more than the Wii. That aside, Sony pretty much dropped support for the PS3 as soon as the PS4 came out. The only games it has gotten since 2013 are the annual MLB releases, LBP3, and a few digital games. They had better support leading up to the PS4, but after that it was over pretty quickly. And to be fair, Nintendo usually starts with much better support than Sony and Microsoft. Just compare the first years of the Wii U and PS4, for example.

The Dreamcast sold 10.6 million units. The Wii U has sold 9.2 million as of last December, with at least 1-2 years left to sell. The Gamecube sold only a little more than twice as many in twice as long. It's entirely possible for the Wii U to catch up to the Gamecube at this point, though that would still make it tied for last place among Nintendo's systems.

Also, I think the NX, if it is the Wii U's successor, could benefit from launching in 2017. It could beat the PS4 and Xbox One power-wise, match them price-wise, and have Nintendo behind it. If the new systems last as long as their predecessors, they'll both have 3-4 years left when that happens, after which the NX will have a successor on the way too.

I think the console industry will be facing hectic times ahead in general, though. The Steamboxes are supposed to come out this year, and even their worst models outdo the PS4 and Xbox One for a fairly meager increase in price, which is offset by free online and a massive library of cheap games. In a battle of exclusives, Nintendo wins, and in a battle of 3rd parties, Steam wins. The Steambox could turn the market on its head.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

Games usually slow down towards the end, but right now the 3DS has virtually none. Fire Emblem is the only Nintendo game coming to the 3DS after May. The N64, Gamecube, and Wii all got at least a few Nintendo games in their last years.

As for the NX, I'd be very surprised if it replaces the Wii U next year. So far Nintendo has basically announced that they'll officially announce the NX next year, and they usually don't release hardware the same year they announce it. That gives the Wii U at least until 2017, which means it has as much life left as it has lived so far. I doubt Nintendo will leave it with nothing for next year, or the year after.

And, of course, that's all assuming the NX is the Wii U's replacement. It could very well be the 3DS's successor, or the "3rd pillar" Iwata has talked about, existing alongside Nintendo's console and handheld. In fact, the diagram Nintendo has shown suggests exactly that. It shows the Wii U, 3DS, and NX on one side, and tablets, smartphones, and PC's on the other, all as part of Nintendo's new membership program.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

I think the next 3 months will have a lot of announcements. Right now the 3DS has very few games set for the latter half of 2015, most of which are pretty niche. There's no way Nintendo will let that be the case for much longer.

That said, I doubt there will be any ground-breaking announcements tomorrow. If they have any to make, and I'm sure they do, those will probably be saved for E3. They'll probably show a lot of Splatoon, the Mario Kart DLC, and the SSB MewTwo. I wouldn't be surprised to see some other SSB DLC in the works too.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Gallery: These Artistic Recreations of Women C...:

They're more awkward than anything, honestly. I mean, Peach has a bazooka for crying out loud. And though I know the drawing was made as if the Zero suit was Samus's usual outfit, that really doesn't make sense. The Zero suit was tight because it went under her armor. What the artist drew here wasn't the Zero suit at all. It was more like Combat Samus, but the armor already fills that role.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Mario 3D World and Kirby: Triple Deluxe ...:

I'd love the 3D World soundtrack, but the CD's almost never come to America, and I've spent all my coins, with tomorrow being the end of registering products. I guess that's what ebay's for. In the meantime, I'll continue to wonder what we'll get as Platinum rewards next month.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I'm fully expecting at least 1 or 2 games to be announced at/before E3 for release this year on the Wii U. The article mentioned Captain Toad, but Nintendo has done quick releases on bigger titles, too, like Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and even Super Mario 3D World. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they announced a new Metroid, 3rd party exclusive, or some other major title, and then released it within 6 months.

Side-note: I'd love to see Animal Crossing U get announced.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

Those were both gameplay changes. They didn't change characters. What you're describing would be more like changing Pikachu's colors because a small group preferred green to yellow. In the grand scheme of things, it wouldn't matter, but it would still be unnecessary, and some people would be vehemently against it.

Probably not. The player characters were never really the stars of Pokemon. You play as the kid, but the real stars are the Pokemon. Besides, as Octane said, there is no connection between the player characters in different Pokemon games.

Changing the graphics and changing the established characters are very different things. And while Link is technically always a different person, he's always the hero of legend. He always wears the same/similar clothes, almost always has blonde hair, is always Hylian, and is always male.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

They might be a vocal minority, but that doesn't make them smaller or less important than the vocal minority that wants Link to be a girl. The difference is that one group wants Link to remain as he is, and the other wants to change him. Change usually demands more support than consistency/tradition. In other words, why change Link when the vast majority of Zelda fans are fine with how he is?



TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I'm sick of people saying everyone should be represented in every game/franchise. Link has always been male. There's no reason to change that. The whole argument that a character needs to be female to be relatable to females is ridiculous. If that was true, the Zelda games, which have always starred a male Link, wouldn't have so many female fans. Rather than demand Nintendo force female characters into male roles, people should celebrate the female characters Nintendo already has, and ask for future female characters, and/or more games starring the existing female characters.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

I'm not sure if this was intentional or not. On the one hand, multiple people can get a free copy of the game (technically also true with PSN), but on the other hand, I'm sure there are a lot of people who use whatever account is logged in on the Wii U to make a purchase, especially when kids are using their parents accounts. For those people this would make cross-buy easier/feasible.

It does seem harder to exploit than it first appears, too. I mean, you have to have your NNID on the Wii U, and you can only have your NNID on one Wii U (right?). In order to "give" your friends free copies, they'd have to have accounts set up on your Wii U connected to their 3DS's. As long as things are set up like that, they can't have that NNID on their own Wii U if they have one/get one, and they can only have their 3DS connected to one Wii U. A group of friends can't all share games. The most they could do is mooch off of one friend.



TrueWiiMaster commented on First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle:

At this point I'm trying to decide when to stop. I've beaten everything but some of the "expert" level Pokemon, unlocked all but the last "expert" Pokemon (which you have to get all S rankings to unlock), and caught most of the Pokemon. It's even more annoying to wait when you're only going to try for an S ranking for the 3rd time, or try to catch a Pokemon you won't use.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Which 2015 Nintendo Blockbusters Should ...:

I could definitely see Amiibo used in Splatoon and Star Fox for different costumes, weapons, and/or paint jobs. Mario Maker, however, is the title with the most potential, imo. They could make Amiibo(s) of enemies, or use Amiibo(s) to put other characters in the game. They could also let you use them to save one or two levels and literally carry them with you. It would be cool if they put up demo kiosks in stores, and people could bring levels downloaded to their Amiibo(s).



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a ...:

More great indies is only a good thing. I played Don't Starve when it was free for a weekend on Steam, and I enjoyed it, but I thought it would be much better with a touch screen and/or physical controls. The Wii U will be perfect. Never Alone has been on my PSN list for a while, so I'm looking forward to that too, and I was already excited about Swords and Soldiers 2. I'm also more than a little interested in Octodad, Trine, Affordable Space Adventures, and Shantae, plus a bunch of the other games on the list. This will be a great year for the eshop.

On another note, my most anticipated games, Lobodestroyo and A Hat in Time, are still nowhere to be seen.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

I wasn't at all interested in this "game". It looked boring (you basically walk around a regular house and look at stuff), it was extremely short (many people finish it in 2 hours or less), and it goes for $20. On top of its own problems, its controversy doesn't seem misplaced or undeserved. Anyway, I wasn't going to buy it either way, so I don't care if it never comes to the eshop.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

Technically, but only with the 3D on. Without the 3D on, it's 400x240. The Gamecube had 640x480. The 3DS has a more widescreen ratio, but its horizontal resolution is still lower. While the 3D looks great on the 3DS, it doesn't add detail. It just makes what's there look like it's 3D.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

Of all of those, I'd probably be most interested in Twilight Princess, but none of them really interest me that much. Any game ported from the Gamecube or Wii to the 3DS is more of a demake than a remake or remaster, since the resolution on the 3DS is only just over half the lowest definition supported by the Wii or Gamecube. The 3D will look nice, but generally games with less detail will translate better. For that reason, and because I love the game, I'd choose Chibi Robo from the Gamecube. I'd also be interested in Cubivore, but I've never played it.

All that said, I think Pikmin 1 and 2 would look pretty terrible on the 3DS. Pikmin has always had beautiful, detailed graphics which wouldn't translate well on the 3DS. I would be interested in a 3DS Pikmin, but, like Smash Bros, it would probably need different graphics.