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I'm Axel

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Tue 20th May 2014

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VIIIAxel commented on The Super Famicom is 25 Years Old:

My dad's old SNES was my very first console! While I didn't have any of the particularly popular games for it (Pilotwings being my only Nintendo game, and Super Star Wars being the only one that still catches my interest today), I've found all of its masterpieces recently through Virtual Console. It easily has one of the greatest lineup of any console, even the current-gen systems!



VIIIAxel commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

From that list, my favorites are Shovel Knight, Don't Starve (Though mostly for the PC version, since I still haven't played much of it on Wii U), and Guacamelee. Not counting games on this list, Sportsball would definitely be up there Can't think of anything else at the moment.



VIIIAxel commented on Video: Watch Kids React To The Original Pokém...:

It's good to see that some of the kids were happy to see this was the original series, and not any of the new ones. I quit watching at Sinnoh, it just wasn't as good after that. Good thing the games are still fantastic, though!



VIIIAxel commented on Minecraft Wii U Edition Has Been Rated By PEGI:

If this is the big reveal and a major focus for tomorrow's Direct, I'll probably be a little disappointed. I'm one of the few who doesn't care for Minecraft at all, and I don't think that a port of a game that's 4+ years old should really be that big of a deal in terms of new game announcements. Hopefully Nintendo has more under their sleeves.



VIIIAxel commented on Super Smash Bros. + Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bu...:

@Nintendian Where are you getting your information regarding the NX? Nothing's been confirmed by Nintendo yet. There's no need to jump to conclusions.

Anyway, the Wii U deal is fantastic. If I didn't have one already, I'd be interested in Gamestop's offer. I already have a N3DSXL, and I'm not interested in any of the games that are on sale, so none of this interests me much. The snowglobe and ornaments look cool, though.



VIIIAxel commented on Nintendo Console and amiibo Furniture Items Se...:

@llamareborn The stock's a lot worse in North America. As someone living in the United States, there were a lot of amiibo I'd never even seen in person until the recent massive restock at Best Buy. Before then, the only amiibo I'd ever find were the same old Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Zelda, Pikachu, and Diddy Kong, with a few other uncommon amiibo tossed in.



VIIIAxel commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

@BaffleBlend There might be some people like that, but I can assure you that a lot of physical game fans have other reasons. I personally understand the convenience of digital games, but I don't feel like I actually own the game unless I hold it in my hand. It feels more rewarding to be able to hold the game and see it in a physical form, at least for me. Not everyone's like that, and I absolutely understand that. I just have my own personal preference regarding how I buy my games, and digital-only retail titles get really frustrating, especially since I don't tend to spend much money on better storage devices for my systems.

Anyway, to answer the question, I only get digital games when they're either free or significantly cheaper (I got Mario Kart 7, Game and Wario, and Pikmin 3 through Club Nintendo, while I also decided to go and pick up Fire Emblem Awakening during the E3 eShop sale. Those are the only Nintendo retail games I own digitally). I prefer physical for the reasons I stated above, so these types of games that are only released digitally tend to bother me quite a bit. I'd rather be able to download a smaller demo for Fatal Frame, and then buy a physical release if I enjoy the demo.



VIIIAxel commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America):

3DS demos and Fatal Frame's demo, assuming I can somehow clear up the space for it. As much as I like Metroid Prime Trilogy, I haven't played it much lately, so I might just back up my save data and delete it, then download it later on down the road when I get an external hard drive.

I also plan on getting Triforce Heroes at some point, just not yet. Costume Quest 2 discount is also really tempting, although I haven't even played past the intro for the first...



VIIIAxel commented on The Current Final Fantasy Director Would Like ...:

Yeah... no. Let's keep Square away from Nintendo IPs. Nintendo can make a perfectly good Zelda game themselves.

Speaking of which, still hoping that Monolith can help out with Zelda U. Given that they're probably the most experienced Nintendo-owned development studio in terms of large-scale games, I think they could contribute a lot to the game.



VIIIAxel commented on Best Buy Opens Pre-Orders for Falco's amiibo R...:

For as many flaws as retailer exclusivity carries, it's not all bad. As someone who's been following amiibo news constantly since a little bit before Wave 4, I've noticed that exclusives often have excellent stock. My Target had twice as many Jigglypuff as anything else during the Wave 4 release, while my Toys R Us had around 80 Greninja according to my brother. That's been consistent with the other waves since then, as well. I personally won't be going for Falco, but I'm sure he'll have the stock to make up for being a retail exclusive.



VIIIAxel commented on Rumour: Data Miner Discovers Three Empty Chara...:

I'd be happy with any Xenoblade characters, but my vote went to Fiora. I'd also love to see one of the cheerleaders from Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! (Japanese equivalent of Elite Beat Agents), as well as Shovel Knight. Those are just my top three, of course.



VIIIAxel commented on NOA Announces Coming Restock of Old amiibo:

@Ryu_Niiyama Toys R Us was reported to have ordered a ton of Villager amiibo alongside the ones that they've been restocking lately. No word on when they'll start selling them, but Villager restocks at TRU have been a big topic among collectors lately. Hopefully they'll send them out to stores soon, as Villager's one of the ones I've been hunting for a while now.

If you want a more reputable source on that Villager info, I couldn't find the Reddit post from the employee who posted pictures of the online stock, but this article makes mention of it:

As for Wii Fit Trainer, no word. I know that she's been trickling into stores over the past few months, but they haven't had a proper restock yet to my knowledge.



VIIIAxel commented on Review: STARWHAL (Wii U eShop):

I got the Steam version of this a while back through a Humble Bundle, and I'll definitely pick it up on the Wii U so I can take it along to my usual game nights with friends. It's a lot of fun, I definitely agree with this score!



VIIIAxel commented on Rumour: Retailer-Exclusive amiibo Look Set for...:

There are more restocks than just Fox and Little Mac. Captain Falcon, Greninja, Lucario, Villager, and Marth are supposedly all getting restocks in the next week or two. I'm personally really excited about the Villager restock, since I've been waiting ages to find one.



VIIIAxel commented on Reminder: There's Only One More Week Left To V...:

@Zach777 As a long-time fan of the Kingdom Hearts series, I personally think the whole movement for Sora in Smash is ridiculous. He really has no major ties to Nintendo. If anything, he'd fit better in PS All-Stars. There are plenty of Square Enix characters who would make more sense than Sora does.

Anyway, I personally voted for Fiora from Xenoblade. I'd be happy with any Xenoblade characters, but Fiora's my top choice.



VIIIAxel commented on Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Headed To The U...:

Maybe they can actually have it come to more locations in North America, too? My brother and I were incredibly excited when we first heard about this, but it hasn't been anywhere near our state since it started. Assuming that I had the money for tickets by the time orders went up, I'd be one of the first people to order for a showing in my state.



VIIIAxel commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@leo13 Amazon already did pre-orders, and they sold out in a couple hours. I'm hoping that other stores pick it up some time soon, since I'm selling my old 3DS to get the money for the bundle (Obviously didn't have the money during Amazon's initial run). I'll be upset if I miss out on it.

As for the normal sized New 3DS, I wish that it had been released alongside the XL. I probably would have gone with that instead of the XL. It's too late for me to turn back now, though.



VIIIAxel commented on Enter a Crazy Code to Unlock a New Character i...:

I've been entering the code for quite a while now, and not seeing anything different at all. I'm using a North American 3DS, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I really want this, since Vegeta is my favorite character and I like the SSGSS form. I just wish it was a playable character.



VIIIAxel commented on Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The W...:

@OneBagTravel The last main series FF game I enjoyed was VII (I like what I've played of IX, but I haven't played enough to include it). I also liked what I played of XIV: A Realm Reborn, but I'm not really counting that since it's an MMO. There have been a few fun side games, but Final Fantasy really isn't what it used to be. I might look into this one, but I won't be getting my hopes very high for it.



VIIIAxel commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

I never met Iwata, but as someone who is an aspiring game developer, he was someone who I really looked up to. His introductions and various jokes in Nintendo Directs would always get me to smile. Mr. Iwata is the one who I can thank for many of my favorite gaming experiences, and is a large part of my continued decision to become a developer in the future. As such, hearing this news last night hit hard. I'm still having trouble comprehending that he's gone... I can still imagine him leading off the next Nintendo Direct with a smile as always. Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata. Thank you for the fun and laughter you and your coworkers were able to bring me through your games.



VIIIAxel commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (North America):

I already got the Smash DLC and Mother 1 (I still prefer that name over EarthBound Beginnings, to be honest) when they were released, and I took advantage of the new sale to get Fire Emblem: Awakening and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga yesterday.



VIIIAxel commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

I guess I'm one of the few who thought it was fine. The Wii U side was a bit disappointing, but the Xenoblade release date and Star Fox Zero content made up for the lack of much else. The 3DS side of it was amazing, though. My friends and I all really enjoyed watching it. It was far better than the snoozefest Square Enix conference right after...



VIIIAxel commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

Do the stock issues bother me? Yes.

Will I quit collecting them for that reason? Of course not! I love amiibo, and I have no plans to quit collecting them any time soon. I've already got my five mains (Shulk, Ness, Zelda, Captain Falcon, and Greninja) and many other characters, and I plan on continuing to get the Smash characters who I like. I'm also excited to see what new amiibo lines will be produced, so long as stock is maintained.



VIIIAxel commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:

I still haven't received an email yet with codes for these three games. I paid the full $10, so I should get them. Is there anything I need to do to ensure that I get the three codes?



VIIIAxel commented on This Kickstarter Project About Competitive Pok...:

I'm definitely looking forward to this. I have yet to really get into the competitive scene because of how complex it is, but I'd love to learn more about what it's like. This sounds way more interesting than that documentary about the Melee community.