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Trouble keeps me running faster.

Female, Canada

Never press start with a stupid grin. Never start a new save without a goofy laugh. Gaming is hilarious, and that's law.

Sun 30th June, 2013

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World commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

I really like these articles. Seeing inside the mind of "pro gamers" has given me some insight and made me more respectful of what these folks do and why they do it.

But I'm still not in total support of "eSports" as a thing. My big issue is that they're doing something with an access barrier so laughably high.

Sure it takes tons of training to be a champion sprinter or a world-class Chess player, but ultimately you don't need to be a relatively affluent person in a relatively affluent country to get into these things.

Want to run? Hit the grass/track/savannah/desert.
Want to play Chess? Hit up grampa (there I go, stereotyping again) for a round.

I guess my issue is that, the way I see it, they're really good at operating proprietary software and thus even global competitions represent a really, really small sub-set of society.

Hence, in my view, it ain't the Olympics.

Then again, doing what you love and getting paid for it is the sweetest of deals, so they get mad respect from me for that!



World commented on Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America):

@KnightRider666 Well, I thought maybe it was because Sunsoft of America vaporized, but then I read that the European office supposedly closed too!

Thus, I've got nothing on this one unfortunately.

(Too bad, as I remember reading about how Sunsoft was all set to release all these awesome games I'd personally never played, or played when I was too young to care or remember, on the Virtual Console)!



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

@PvtOttobot Okay cool, sounds like it'll be fun. I guess I still see it as just a game and not "real-life," but whatever. Being the all-powerful Arbiter of the Universe means I probably won't make any real people anyway.

And even so, life will go on if my virtual dad doesn't/can't marry Shigeru Miyamoto and then I am adopted and get his gold pants/free Mario games unto infinity!



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

@PvtOttobot Well, I was just assuming anyway! I know as much about programming as I know about frog biology!

Anyway, that sounds pretty reasonable. Everyone having babies would be pretty hilarious, but I imagine it would make it look like a broken indie game, heh.



World commented on Nintendo Download: 10th April (North America):


While I agree that all virtual console games should be released in all territories, I think North America would have to experience a massive cultural sea change before we'd ever see a game like Devil World.

Lest we forget: we are the continent with people who are STILL protesting Harry Potter!

Sure Devil World is incredibly obscure and only a couple of video game historians would ever buy it, but can you imagine the backlash for this one?

Some crank would find it and be like, "Bibles?! A guy who points up and down in his underwear?!? BURN IT TO THE GROUND!"

So...yeah. How 'bout that there Mach Rider, eh?



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

Don't see what politics have to do with a game where people worship the Virtual Boy.

"Anyone loves anyone" universe just ups the crazy, and thus the appeal, no?

Anyway, I'm not one to make grand declarations about this or that game but man, if they SPECIFICALLY block gay marriage (as I assume it would have to be programmed out, rather than programmed in - correct me if I'm wrong, people who know about programming) I'm not sure I could buy this in good conscience!



World commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

I wanted to reply to individual people as I was reading the comments, but lots of people seem to be saying the same thing.

I absolutely LOVE this game! But I only vaguely remember the first game (and have no real desire to revisit it), and never played the DS one. My Dad briefly had a copy of the GBA one, but I found it kind of boring and then it disappeared.

I really trust reviews (games are expensive!), and especially those at Nintendo Life. But this time I considered that the reviewer and I were coming from totally different places and went for it.

On Nintendo Life's scale, I could see how this would get a low-ish score. It's hard to recommend to the average person who might be reading this.

In my world, it's a glorious little wonder, but I like games that are "experiences" and that doesn't seem to be contingent on any tangible quality (which is why I don't review games!).

Anyway, if anyone is STILL undecided and reading this, I'd say just go with your instinct on this one! I think it's wonderful, but it's a kind of wonder that does not resonate with everyone.



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


"there is nothing you can say to a young white boy to make them understand that feminism has a real purpose"

You're (sadly) right! And also I'm guilty of misrepresenting radical feminism sometimes (it's admittedly tough to disconnect the patriarchy and the patriarch, so to speak, and that's a problem I admit I have).

I think discussions like this are good though (in spite of the inability to get anywhere), because it gets sort of insular folks like me out of my comfy little milieu of like-minded folks.



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

@Galenmereth I had this big speech prepared about radical feminism and how actually it's at least mostly socially-constructed, if you ask me, to promote heteronormativity (man I love that I can talk about video games AND use that word)...but then your icon makes me think we're on the same side! So, like, carry on!



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

As a girl who (duh) plays video games, I really have no problem with this simply because Japanese video games like this one are an INCREDIBLY niche market. The four or five guys and girls who say "yeah, I am attracted to these pretend ladies" are hardly hurting anyone.

And honestly, in my humble-yet-raging feminist opinion, this "objectification" stuff is a pretty shallow pseudo-debate.

Maybe tomorrow we'll tackle masculine bias in the gaming industry, and how various folks insist that, in order for a game to be legitimate, it must also incidentally conform to various masculine (not necessarily male) standards of existence (i.e., grim because that's realistic, punishing difficulty because "that's how life is", and so on and on).

Maybe that!



World commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (North America):

I wish there was an option for "entertaining histrionics" because then every single week would be a win for me!

Seriously though, I'll probably get Adventure Island II at some point! And it will go poorly for me.



World commented on Review: Digger Dan & Kaboom (DSiWare):

@ImDiggerDan So I JUST downloaded this (sooo late, I know), because I wanted something like Boulder Dash-XL after finally beating it.

I just want to say that I LOVE this game! I've logged a little under ten hours into it (still going strong, by the way). It's just perfectly balanced and the difficulty never feels unfair. The only weirdness I encountered was the lack of the "grab" function from Boulder Dash (i.e., where you hold the button down and use the D-pad to "grab" a gem or dirt or boulder without moving). But it ISN'T Boulder Dash, so it's not a real complaint.

Plus, the pixel art is good for warm fuzzies (and the 3D art isn't so bad. CGI Dan looks like Sean Penn, no?).

I'm pretty sure I haven't repeated levels so obsessively since Lost Levels!

Anyway great game, and I thought you wouldn't mind the incredibly late feedback?



World commented on Readers Of EDGE Consider Ocarina Of Time And M...:

Aw, you Shenmue guys. I love that game too. It's one of my favorites and has some wonderful moments (that scene where he borrows the motorcycle? It's hard not to get all misty, right?)

But I really couldn't see it being a "Top 20 Games of All-Time" list.

It's fabulous, sure, but have you ever tried to get someone to play it...? I think it takes a...special person to really get psyched to guide brown leather jacket man around for a rousing round of chatting up the locals.



World commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

I usually don't like contributing to these "arguments" because a lot of the time it seems like there's a very fluffy undercurrent of "the obscure game(s) I liked as a kid isn't/aren't there so I'm writing it off!"

But I do think the situation is a bit strange right now. Whether Nintendo is using the Virtual Console to re-package and sell nostalgia or new old ideas, they're letting it sleep. It's too bad. It seems like such a natural draw to the systems.



World commented on Review: Milon's Secret Castle (3DS eShop / NES):

I don't know. I always thought this game was "only okay" and not outright bad. (But then, maybe I play games for different reasons than some people. I like wandering around and listening to the music).

However, I'm wondering if it would be vastly improved with save states. I like how it looks and feels, but certainly all that dying is a turn-off.



World commented on Nintendo Download: 5th September (North America):

Oh man, two of my favorite game series that never asked for a sequel are getting MORE sequels? I...don't think I can handle this kind of excitement.

But then, I guess I don't even have a Wii U so I'll have to see Gianas later.

Robo-Rockford (or whatever you're calling yourself these days) on the other hand...I'll see you later.



World commented on Reaction: Nintendo Surprises Us All With the 2...:

As someone who can't play with 3D (I get eyestrain headaches even at the lowest setting), I would have appreciated this option if I didn't already have a 3DS. However, I wouldn't buy this because I really like the clamshell design! Instantly making a frustrating game go poof! by slamming the lid shut is very gratifying, like slamming shut a terrible book.
But, if it's as small as it looks, it is cute.



World commented on Soapbox: 'Vintage' Used Game Prices Do Nothing...:

I don't know if it's been said already or what, but I don't think it's GameStop's fault really. And is it even the fault of the greedy resellers?

Not that it would happen, but if all gamers just decided, "$90+ for a one-year-old video game? Rip. Off," would that price stay there?



World commented on Review: The Smurfs 2 (Wii U):

I was expecting this to be decent, at least. But, even so, I'm not sure I could handle those Uncanny Valley Smurfs for long. Although I have a place in my heart for WayForward's licensed kid-friendly output (the Wendy game comes to mind particularly), I don't know about that inability to run. That seems strange, unless the stages are so small that it doesn't matter.



World commented on Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating ...:

"Smart" gaming is not for me, but I don't know if it's better or worse. Just...different.

At the very least, it doesn't fundamentally bother me if games are less challenging. Sure, it's fun to beat Ganon and Bowser. But, for me at least, a lot of that satisfaction comes from topping off a really great experience, not being deft with buttons. Personally, I've never equated fun with challenge and have never cared about gaming "talent." I want people to play with me and have fun; I don't care if they're some video game Olympian.

But if these experiences are coming up more shallow than Game & Watch in its prime (and it sounds like they are), then I agree with you entirely.



World commented on Petition Started To Make Reggie A Playable Cha...:

I wonder if Reggie might actually be possible. If he continues to be a meme, it's not so far-fetched to think that he might appear just to give Nintendo some attention in that way.

Because, you know, Super Smash Brothers is just a really slick ad machine that happens to be a great game. It will feature characters that will sell copies of Smash Brothers, and also other games featuring those characters. As much as I'd love to see, I don't know, Blue Virus from Dr. Mario or some random obscure character, it's not Project x Zone or something. It has a different purpose.

But, for the record, I very much agree with the person who suggested Takamaru. They could be sitting on something significant with that character.



World commented on Nintendo Download: 25th July (North America):

I'd intended to give Cute Witch! runner a try with the money left over from getting Friday Monsters (and Crimson Shroud) just last week, but it wasn't out on its supposed first-week-of-July release date, so I just forgot about it and went with something else (Sword of Hope II). Maybe if the reviews are okay? As long as it isn't broken, I'd probably get it.

Argh, and there's another Picross game?! I did not even know about this! I should clearly have saved my money!



World commented on Masahiro Sakurai Rules Out Story Sequences For...:

I adore his cranky-old-man logic, but it's disappointing. My husband and I played it all the way through together, and it was about the only non-Versus-mode feature I bothered to even try.

But I'm still sore that Mr. Game & Watch didn't get one of those snazzy action-stops-then-a-bar-with-the-character's-name appears moments, so maybe I'm fine with cutting this particular rope.



World commented on Video: DC Comics Shows Off the Hero Creator in...:

That character creator is oddly impressive. I didn't think it would be, but after like one second of the trailer I was like, "hey! That's Geoff Johns" and then it was.

Of course my next reaction was that he was, "no Geoff Johns! Don't change! You already look like a guy from River City Ransom. Isn't that superheroic enough?"

But it looks excellent. Brown Doomsday and all.



World commented on Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U...:

I have faith in his vision, and admittedly Nintendo Land did not sell me on the Wii U.
However, it did me a twice-renewed urge to see Murasame Castle on the Virtual Console (first two times being Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Samurai Warriors 3). Perhaps some kind of promotion involving that game in connection with Nintendo Land (or a new game?) could bear fruit? I mean, he's there. It seems odd to ignore it.
I'd believe that people still want games on their handheld consoles, rather than phones.



World commented on Nintendo Download: 18th July (North America):

I really wanted Friday Monsters for some reason. And I don't have a Wii U, but Earthbound + Restore Points = Sold! Call it OCD, but never again will I get that Sword of Kings without resort points-or...wait, does it just load the drop data when you get into the battle--aw, it does, doesn't it?

Whatever though, great game.



World commented on New Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Trailers Re...:

@iMii I didn't exactly realize that this was also why I don't play M-rated games, but I think it is.

Also, an entire Phoenix Wright comment string, with a guy saying things people didn't agree with at that, and not one person said "Objection!"

Perhaps it is the fanbase that is M for Mature.



World commented on Your View: Predicting "Brand-New Types of Game...:

Well, I'm still waiting for an adventure game where Mr. Game & Watch has to return to all those weird trips he had as a young Mr. to save his family from the lion tamers or....something. And clearly the GamePad would accommodate the flashbacks.

It's time.



World commented on Aonuma Is Growing "Tired" Of The Zelda Formula...:

I probably like innovation, but I like stale traditional Zelda. I like making it to the big field and strutting around with no items going, "hey there big rock, how you doin'? I'll be seein' you after the second dungeon."



World commented on Codemasters: F1 2013 Would Need To Be "A Very ...:

Not sure if it has been said but, hey Codemasters? You want to really rock that F-1 game?

Overheard view, 8-bit graphics, oddly satisfying turning physics, DO IT.

PS - Make it a sandbox adventure game and please put an egg as the hero, thanks. He can be the driver? Yes.



World commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

@ICHIkatakuri Of course! No one knows what the final version might look like. And I think re-releasing this one makes good business sense. But MIDI is not (and never was) the way to go if you want to be taken seriously in the market, re-make or not. They might as well have re-done the music with the NES soundchip. (Actually though...that doesn't sound too bad).



World commented on Review: Sonic Drift 2 (3DS eShop / Game Gear):

@TwilightV Yes, I thought so. But isn't it fantastic that there IS an explanation at all? Also, if it helps soothe your collector's gene, you could think of this game as Sonic Drift v2.0. Because it's better than the first one in every way and isn't really a "sequel" in the true sense.



World commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

Well, I could see the logic behind this. Wind Waker is probably the easiest and certainly the friendliest-looking of the 3D Zelda games. It's very accessible and arguably didn't get a chance to shine on the Gamecube, due to its relatively low sales. I don't necessarily see the point of remaking a game that isn't even ten years old (it isn't, it? If it is, man time flies), but I'm not Nintendo and I could see people being captured by this.

All of that being said...MIDI, really? Nothing puts me off more than that because nothing else really needed to be updated more than that. MIDI can't even play the retro charm card. It was never charming, and now it feels like visiting an early-HTML Zelda fansite.