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TrueWiiMaster

TrueWiiMaster

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TrueWiiMaster

#5

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

"In that respect, it's still looking like an exceptionally cautious, conservative approach from the development team and its management."
I think "exceptionally" is too strong a word. While Nintendo is avoiding a somewhat volatile topic, it's more the norm for game developers than a strange or unique occurrence from Nintendo. That said, I wouldn't say it was the wrong choice. The majority of people either don't want the "feature" or don't care either way, and it would attract attention to Nintendo in an area they probably don't want attention. I want Nintendo to stay out of politics/religion.

Besides, if you really want to marry someone of the same gender, you can just make a Mii of the opposite gender that looks like your gender, or make your own Mii the other gender but look like yourself. It's not a difficult workaround for those that really want it.

As for myself, the Nintendo Direct got me interested in this game, and I'm more likely to get it knowing that men won't be hitting on me in game (if that even happens in this game; I still know little about it). I'd also prefer not to have the option to date male Mii's popping up when I talk to them.

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#9

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Pure Chess (Wii U eShop):

I enjoyed it so far in single player, but I haven't tried the multiplayer yet.

While I recommend the game, I would caution against getting the DLC. When the game was first put up, the DLC was all $1 each, so I bought all three level packs. Thing is, they're not easy to use. The chess pieces look nice, but it's hard to keep track of what piece is what when they no longer look like chess pieces (especially with the Roman set). The levels that come with the packs only allow play with the included set too, though it hardly matters, because as long as you're actually playing chess you don't see the scenery, and there doesn't seem to be any difference in music or any special ambient sounds. I got all three packs for $3 total (they usually go for almost $3 each), and I feel like it was wasted money.

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#10

TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

@JohnRedcorn
Nintendo places a higher value on their games than Sony. While most PS1 games are $6, some (I guess the "more valuable" ones?) are $10, the same price Nintendo thinks all of its N64 games are worth (they were $10 on the Wii VC). In other words, Nintendo considers all of its games valuable, and for good reason. They have made many of the best games ever made, after all.

I do agree about cross-buy, though. I'd buy many more VC games if they could be played on both my 3DS and Wii U. As it is, I'm never going to buy a VC game twice just to play it on each system. I probably won't be getting any of these GBA games without a sale either, not because they're too expensive, but because they're too expensive for games I already have.

I expect that Gamecube games, if they ever come to the VC, will be no more than $15.

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#12

TrueWiiMaster commented on Ubisoft Discounts 18 Games on the North Americ...:

Most of these sale prices should be the regular prices by now. I'd get Ghost Recon and Rayman 3D if they were on sale for $10 or less, but I could get both as hard copies for cheaper than these sale prices (the same goes for almost every game on the list, but those are the two I want and don't have). I'll probably just pick up Cloudberry Kingdom.

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#13

TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

@JohnRedcorn
Then you'll have to wait until you find the games you're looking for at a yard sale, thrift store, etc. The digital copies are cheaper than their used cartridges on Amazon, more convenient to obtain and play than cartridges, and have features the originals lack. If you'd prefer to save a few dollars by searching for cheaper copies without modern features, feel free.

These games are not easier to obtain on cartridge than on the eshop. You can either search for them in person, pay more for them online, or steal them (which isn't a legal option).

You'd have a point if not for the fact that these GBA games went for almost quadruple their digital price when they came out, and were well worth it. Their quality hasn't declined, even if they've gotten older. Besides, you're not paying for the technology of the game, but the game itself. And again, many eshop games sell for $15, almost double the price of these GBA games.

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#14

TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

@JohnRedcorn
Metroid Fusion currently starts at $15 on Amazon. Golden Sun starts at $7.50. Yoshi's Island starts at $12. Advance Wars starts at $13. Mario & Luigi starts at about $11. $8 for a digital copy isn't a bad deal on any of them, especially considering the new features that will be included.

"I could instead download a brand new Wii-U eShop indie game with better graphics, sound, and online features."
When it's on sale. Few of those games start at lower than $10, with many selling for $15. Besides, better graphics and sound don't make a better game. Some of these GBA games are among the best.

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#16

TrueWiiMaster commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Zach
Again, I don't think that was what the author meant. I think he was just saying that men and women are indeed different, and oftentimes do have trouble understanding each other. I don't think pointing that out is sexist or derogatory, especially in the context of the quote. Nowhere in the book does it imply that women's dreams have to be different from men's, nor does it ever imply that women's dreams are at all inferior to men's. As I said before, the story is about a boy and a girl both pursuing lofty dreams.

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#18

TrueWiiMaster commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@Zach
I remembered the line but not the context, so I checked my copy. The quote is from the father, but said by the mother. It was, "Men have dreams that women will never be able to understand." In the context, the mom doesn't understand why her son wants to pursue his particular dream, but the dad does. I don't think it was meant to undermine women's dreams, just to say that men and women are different. As I said before, the manga itself is about a boy and a girl both pursuing their dreams to the best of their ability.

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#19

TrueWiiMaster commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@AJWolfTill
Many people who have the game have commented that that wasn't the case, saying that the characters have a lot of personality, and can even be good examples of a strong female character. Nintendo Life itself said the game was quite good, giving it an 8. Senran Kagura may use its characters' looks to grab attention, but the game seems to stand well on its own.

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#21

TrueWiiMaster commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

@AJWolfTill
What you're describing sounds more graphic than this game. As far as I can tell (I don't own the game), the least these girls wear is basically bikinis, which are generally accepted. In other words, the clothing isn't really where the controversy is coming from. Some of the controversy certainly stems from the way their clothes are destroyed (which isn't unlike male characters losing their shirts so often it's become a cliche), but most of it probably comes from their exaggerated bodies (which aren't unlike the exaggerated men often found in games, movies, etc). Again, if you're against this game, but fine with buff, shirtless men, you're being hypocritical.

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#22

TrueWiiMaster commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

This reeks of hypocrisy. So this game shouldn't be supported because of how it depicts women, but similar depictions of men in video games don't matter? That's a double standard. If you complain about this but have no problem with buff, shirtless guys, you're probably a hypocrite.

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#23

TrueWiiMaster commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@Kodeen
If that was where it ended, it wouldn't be that big a deal. I mean, it would still be unnecessarily gross and graphic, but it wouldn't be as bad. The biggest problems are the characters (imo). BoI is a twisted, disgusting retelling of the story of Isaac. If the plot had been just slightly different, and different names had been used, this game wouldn't have been any worse, and it would have been far less controversial and offensive.

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#24

TrueWiiMaster commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

@JohnRedcorn
Hate is hate. Whether the game was bashing a race, a sexual orientation, or a religion, it would still be bashing people. And what do you mean by "as the law attests"?

Also, BoI isn't questioning or debating religion, and satire is putting it too lightly. It's taking something personal and sacred to millions (if not billions) of people, and doing its absolute best to twist, distort, and dirty it. This game should be avoided simply out of respect for other people's beliefs. To support the game is to join it in throwing their views in the mud.

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#25

TrueWiiMaster commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

Honestly, I wish he'd just give up. I have no desire to see this game on the eshop when I check for sales every week, ever the reminder of its insulting existence. I think Nintendo should stick to its policies here, and keep its distance from real religious themes, especially when it comes to offensive themes like those in BoI. So, to answer the question "Who wouldn't want to see this icon on their 3DS?", me.

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#27

TrueWiiMaster commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

I agree that most of the time the developers aren't to blame for stuff like this, but I don't think it's fair to blame Nintendo either. If the game had released later on the PS3 than on the Wii U or 360, do you think Sony would have been excited to advertise it? No. The blame here lies almost entirely with EA.

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#29

TrueWiiMaster commented on Pokémon Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix...:

Eh. I love the Pokemon anime (at least the old episodes) but I already have 2/3rds of the Indigo League on DVD (I've been watching 3 episodes every Saturday, and I have several months worth left to watch at that rate). I'll probably watch the movies and the Black/White series at least. I wish they were including the Orange Islands, Johto, and/or the early movies.

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#31

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

"it's important to remember that there are a lot more Wii and DS systems out there right now than there are Wii U and 3DS consoles — so is this a calculated move by the company to force existing customers to upgrade?"
I don't think so, simply because I doubt there are tons of Wii's and DS's using the internet to play online. Even at their peak, they weren't exactly online focused, and only had a handful of great online games.

That said, it's always sad to see online be shut down. Monster Hunter got shutdown last year, and now everything else will get shutdown. I guess the silver lining is that Mario Kart and SSB will be replaced soon after.

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#32

TrueWiiMaster commented on Buy A 3DS XL Or 2DS With One Of Six Games And ...:

I bought a 3DS XL back in January ($150 for the Dream Team special edition), but because I haven't registered it yet, it would probably be eligible for this sale. That said, I already have Pokemon X, and have little interest in getting Pokemon Y to go with it.

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#33

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Witch & Hero (3DS eShop):

I don't think I could disagree more with this review. Yes, the game is simple and repetitive, but I've thoroughly enjoyed playing it. I'd probably give a 6 or 7. I'm glad the game went on sale. Otherwise I might have never gotten it based on this 2/10 score.

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#34

TrueWiiMaster commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

I'm surprised at my own lack of interest in Wii U DS games, but the DS just feels too recent. Pokemon Black 2 came out less than 2 years ago, for example. Also, Nintendo Life hated the way the Ace Attorney games were just ported straight to the Wii for $10 each, partially because of how bad they looked, but I doubt Nintendo will change the games to make them look better, and I doubt they'll sell them as cheaply as $10. I wish Nintendo would release DS and GBA games on the 3DS eshop instead of, or in addition to, the Wii U eshop, and work on releasing N64 and Gamecube games on the Wii U.

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#36

TrueWiiMaster commented on Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Col...:

I'll probably go ahead and get Damrey. Then the only Guild games I wouldn't have would be Bugs vs. Tanks, which seems pretty widely disliked, and Aeroporter, which I might get. I'll definitely pick of Weapon Shop, though probably not at launch. Here's hoping there will be a Guild03!

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#39

TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: 10 Nintendo DS Games We Want To See O...:

"but few would deny that this is the better game of the two."
Actually, I think the opposite may be true. While I'm not sure which I prefer myself, the Metacritic critic and user scores for Dual Strikes were both higher than those of Days of Ruin.

Honestly, I'm not all that interested in DS games on the Wii U. Few DS games I want are particularly expensive or rare (very few are higher than their original prices), and I'd rather play them on a DS or 3DS than on the Gamepad. On top of that, Nintendo's pricing on DS VC games could be fairly high. I wouldn't be surprised if they were listed at $15, which is higher than most hard copy DS games. I'd rather see GBA, N64, and/or Gamecube games come to the eshop than DS games.

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#40

TrueWiiMaster commented on Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super ...:

@AlexSora89
"I bet you didn't have to wait four more months to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or years to play Super Mario RPG or EarthBound, right?"
Actually, due to the rarity of the game, many did wait years to play Earthbound. We also had to wait a year to play Xenoblade, and never would have gotten Last Story or Pandora's Tower if not for Xseed. We've yet to get any Inazuma 11 games at all. Oh, and that awesome SNES Wii remote from Club Nintendo. Europe and America both get things the other doesn't, and both want what the other gets.

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#42

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (3DS eShop):

I always enjoy Chibi Robo games, but since this seems more like a Chibi-Robo spin-off than a real Chibi Robo, I'll probably wait for a sale. I wish they'd release the 3rd Chibi-Robo in America, either on the DS or as a 3DS remake. That I would buy day 1.

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#45

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: An Unplanned Flash Sale Looked ...:

I'd love to see some flash sales from Nintendo. Actually, I'd love any sales from Nintendo. Unlike 3rd party developers, Nintendo has had almost no sales on their games on either eshop period, let alone deep discount flash sales. That said, it would probably take those deep discounts to get me to buy retail games digitally instead of hard copies.

While it can be annoying to miss a flash sale (as people have already said), if Nintendo allowed you to buy eshop games for your Wii U through your cell phone or computer (wasn't something like that in the works?), that would make such sales harder to miss. Besides, the urgency of Flash Sales is part of what makes them exciting (for us) and profitable (for them).

Also, I think these sales should come from more than just Nintendo. I'm sick of seeing developers favoring other platforms with much better sales.

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#47

TrueWiiMaster commented on No Game Content "Hostile to China" Will Make I...:

"We want to open the window a crack to get some fresh air, but we still need a screen to block the flies and mosquitoes."
No matter how I feel about censorship, I have to say that's a pretty clever analogy.

I think Nintendo should capitalize on this opportunity. I mean, assuming China will block most war/violent games from release, Nintendo's the one big developer who should be able to get almost everything in without changing the games. Microsoft shouldn't even bother, as most of their best games are violent/war games, and Sony, while not as bad as Microsoft, is still rather dependent on games that could be considered too violent.

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#49

TrueWiiMaster commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

In reality, how often to launch games end up profitable? I mean, looking at Xbox One launch games, only one title hit 1 million sales. With multiplats, other versions can cover the development cost, but exclusives don't have that advantage. Dead Rising 3 only hit 0.6 million so far, for example. Though it will definitely sell more, sales will decline from here. For perspective, ZombiU sold about 0.6 million, and Ubisoft said it didn't even break even. ZombiU should have been cheaper to make than Dead Rising 3.

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#50

TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

While I love most of these ideas, I really don't want Mario invading Luigi's Mansion, or co-op corrupting Metroid. Both games thrive on being alone. In both Other M and Dark Moon, one common complaint was that, even though you're technically alone, communication with other characters negatively affected the atmosphere. I'm fine with multiplayer (as in Dark Moon, Metroid Prime Hunters, and Metroid Prime 2), or extra co-op missions, separate from the main campaign, but I want the meat of the games to remain solo. I also wouldn't want Paper Mario to become some random eshop game (not unlike the new Chibi Robo, which only makes me want a real Chibi Robo game). I want a real, full-fledged Paper Mario. And though I'd buy a Mario Galaxy HD Collection, I'd honestly prefer a Mario Sunshine HD remake.

That said, I'm looking forward to the surprises Nintendo has in store for this year. I hope there's another huge Nintendo Direct like last January.