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I'm a gaming, bird loving fanatic!

Male, 20, United States

While one side of my interests reside in Nintendo gaming, the other involves a passion for all creatures. But avian life has a particularly special place in my heart. If something has wings, feathered or otherwise, chances are I'll love it.

Thu 5th Jan 2012

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WingedSnagret commented on Yo-Kai Watch Will Be The Next Pokémon, Claims...:

In Japan? Sure, for a time perhaps. But elsewhere? I honestly don't think it will come close. The main thing I think is, well, ironic it may sound, but the game is TOO Japanese. By what I mean is while Pokemon obviously has Japanese routes, the creatures still have universal appeal, for example most either are based on deities from other parts of the world, and/or on realistic animals that people everywhere can find a connection with in some way, not to mention a (mostly) simple elemental rock/paper/scissors formula, again, a factor most everybody is familiar with. Many who aren't into Japanese merchandise still play Pokemon for these reasons.

Yokai however are ONLY based on Japanese forklore, which look alien to most outside of Japan. Couple this with the more complex battle system, and that it will be instantly targeted as a Pokemon rip-off, I really don't think it will do much against the titan that is Pokemon anywhere beyond Japan itself.



WingedSnagret commented on Movie Review: Pixels Proves Once Again That Vi...:

I was optimistic upon first hearing about the film, but the second I saw the main cast list, I instantly knew there was no hope for it.

A real shame, this could've been an interesting, even fun movie, but they just HAD to throw in a bunch of washed-up "comedians" to destroy any chance of that.



WingedSnagret commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

It's not only due to Nintendo's lack of acknowledgement and support until very recently that Smash is at the bottom on the list, but also the fact that competitive Smash players constantly argue over everything (mostly when it comes to playing any other Smash game beyond Melee) like children so ultimately nobody from the outside takes them seriously.



WingedSnagret commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

I didn't get to play because I was gone all weekend.

A strictly timed demo, just, WHY? I get that it's for the online portion of things, test the servers and whatever, but how about at least giving a regular demo of say, a couple story mode segments for those who couldn't participate in the very few hours that it was up?



WingedSnagret commented on A Dragonite Distribution is Flying Into GameSt...:

@TeeJay The Multiscale is so useful though. Slap a Weakness Policy on it, Dragon Dance first turn taking any Ice hit, and then start smacking things around.

As for the actual event itself, eh. Besides, do the event distributions ever have perfect IVs/Natures? Otherwise I would be better off just breeding the exact same thing only better. Only times these "special" Pokemon are worth downloading is when they have moves they normally wouldn't have.



WingedSnagret commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

The "consumers would be confused" explanation is just plain stupid, especially when every other major region is getting the regular sized new model.

It's almost like Nintendo's saying Americans aren't smart enough to tell the difference, and that's just insulting.



WingedSnagret commented on GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Or...:

It's like every wave will have one or two figures that everyone will have an easy chance to get, while for everything else you must either pre-order a month in advance (and even then there's no guarantee you'll get one), be forced to pay quadruple the original price, or just miss out entirely.



WingedSnagret commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

On the one hand, Nintendo is technically in the right in terms of all the legal stuff.

But at the same time they're robbing themselves of free advertising. Say what you will about LPs, but the fact of the matter is that when a popular Lper plays a game, many people will be exposed to it in depth far beyond what any commercial, demo, event, ect. And many of those same people will end up buying a game they normally wouldn't have if the LP didn't exist.



WingedSnagret commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

@blujay1524 First off, I'm a hardcore Nintendo fanboy who's never owned a non-Nintendo system. I, as you, don't really care about graphics or online play a whole lot. I'm whatever with Sony and despise Microsoft. Now that that's outta the way, let me explain further.

Yes, Nintendo does know what its fans want. But here's the thing. We fans are a dying breed. Notice how Smash Wii U basically sold around the same amount as there are systems out in the wild? That's because basically most people who wanted Smash ALREADY HAD a Wii U, aka, the loyal fanbase. Meanwhile the rest of the gaming community actually DOES care about the "GRAPHIX" and online crap, which the Wii U, in comparison to them, lacks. The 3rd parties care about them too, which explains why most have straight up ditched Nintendo by this point. You may think they don't matter, but games that aren't made in-house do account for more revenue.

On to the systems themselves, I can agree that both don't really have much to offer right now, but the big difference is, unlike Nintendo, they went well out of there way to advertise the ever living daylights out of there machines and that advertising alone gave a major push to the hype, and hype=sales.

Nintendo though? They have a year's head start and even now many people still aren't aware the Wii U is an entirely new console.



WingedSnagret commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

Honestly, Nintendo's been going slowly, but surely, downhill ever since N64. Every single console had some dated and otherwise unneeded feature that the competition was already one step ahead of.

N64 was still on cartridges when CD technology was sweeping through the industry.

Gamecube had wonky mini disks that made things harder for outside developers and limited data potential, plus the lunchbox design that began to drive away the "hardcores."

Wii, the success that it was (and even then that success was almost entirely based around a gimmick that the casual crowd picked up once and left soon afterwards), didn't have HD, and abysmal support only a few years after launch.

Wii U. Poor Wii U. An asinine region-locking system that's beyond outdated along with no account system link, confusing name and design that to this day still has the masses think its just a Wii add-on, many games still containing little to no online features, and less 3rd party support then any previous console.



WingedSnagret commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

It's evidently clear that Nintendo's old fashioned way of business is costing them dearly now, but at the same time it's kept them relatively safe from problems that plague other sections of the industry, such as micro-transactions and on-disk DLC. Even so, such noble upkeep hasn't been noticed by the gaming community at large, as most have just accepted the less then admirable practices other companies commit in exchange for "better graphics and hardcore experiences."

There is no clear-cut answer as to what exact route Nintendo should take from here, but one thing is clear, they must adapt to the modern industry, or eventually perish.



WingedSnagret commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

Literally all Nintendo has to do to alleviate this problem is produce more then a couple dozen per shipment so scalpers stop buying everything up because the increase in product will decrease the value enough to get them to cut it out.

At least amiibos have some semblance of an excuse because Nintendo has to deal with making multiple waves over time (still BS that some stores only get one amiibo of certain characters and nothing more though), but this is just one item that can easily be mass produced so there's no logical reason for this at all.



WingedSnagret commented on Review: Plenty of Fishies (Wii U eShop):

Geez Nintendo, you went from being a little too uptight about what games got on your systems to quite literally not caring whatsoever that complete garbage is flooding your ailing home console.