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Monster Hunter, Star Fox fan

Male, 31, United States

Sun 20th January, 2008

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XCWarrior commented on Review: ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensio...:

I've sunk over 30 hours into the game since the NA release. I give it a solid recommendation, especially now with online leaderboards. It's a good time killer and something you can easily play while watching Netflix because it does a good job with Gamepad only use. I'd give it a solid 7.5.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@carlos82 Well Mrs. Negative Nancy, I think Star Fox looks great, and certainly think Star Wars Battlefront looks like a game which will only be fully unlocked after you get thorugh all the extra pay walls.

I played the Zelda Tri Force Demo the week of E3, it's good fun and even with 2 people I enver met, we were able to work together well.

People are going to buy Animal crossing, even if you two don't.

Pokemon is a spin off, but again, some people will buy it.

Don't downplay Xenoblade. Anyone who plays it is going to get a lot more game time out of that than they will Super Mario Marker.

I have Mario Maker preordered, but it's like #4 on my most wanted games for the end of the year, behind Star Fox, Xenoblade and even Yokai Watch, b/c that is a new IP and a fresh take on the Pokemon concept. There is probably a reason it outsells POkemon in Japan currently, and Pokemon is selling well.

I think it's time you keep a open mind on the other stuff coming.... cause we are all ignoring good eshop games coming, like Runbow today.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@SBurness Shovel Knight was on Nintendo first, and was a very successful 3rd party game this generation. Heck it might be the only one outside of Monster Hunter and Yokai Watch in Japan.

Also, Earthbound is in Smash, it has had 0 hit games in NA. Game and Watch also has never sold well, its in the game. Wii Fit Trainer is from a game that was simply updated twice and re-released. Sonic is from a disgraced franchise from a company that used to hate on Nintendo. So logic is flawed a bit.

And have you played Shovel Knight? it's the Mega Man-esqe game we've waited Capcom to make for years.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: Fresh Sources Suggest Shovel Knight Is...:

@Grumblevolcano Seriously? They just announced the holiday lineup. Star Fox, Yoshi, Xenoblade, Animal Crossing, Zelda Tri Force Heroes, Yokai Watch, Devil's Third, Skylanders, Lego Dimensions, Chi Bi Robo, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

If you don't like ANY of those games, you really shouldn't own Nintendo systems.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I want to commend Nintendo Life on finding someone on this planet that uses amiibo for their in-game functionality and not just as a plastic statue to make their gamer room cooler.

As far the amiiqo thing itself - it's no more piracy in my mind than scalping amiibo and reselling them on ebay at 15x the cost is.



XCWarrior commented on Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time St...:

@Zebetite Think of it like an analogy, "Teyon is to indy publishers as Sega is to AAA publishers." Both are blind squirrels who find a nut now and then, but as a whole are total disgraces to the industry.

Again, I agree with you, the chances of this game being good are not great based on track record. But at least it appears from the video they are trying harder this time.



XCWarrior commented on Teyon's First Wii U Game Combines Real Time St...:

@Zebetite A website should at least report on a game being announced for a system, good or bad. I agree, Teyon's track record isn't good... but neither is Sega and yet they still are considered a AAA publisher.

If you don't like it, just move on.

I think it looks interesting, but I do agree Zebeitte in that this publisher's track record is not good. And man could someone make some games about vampires? Zombie thing is getting old.

But as others have said, it mixes tower defense and RTS, so I like the idea.



XCWarrior commented on Review: FullBlast (Wii U eShop):

Finally coming to NA. One of those Nintendo Life Reviews where you better read the review and ignore hte score. ALl compliments, but gets a 6/10 b/c hey why not.



XCWarrior commented on Splatoon eSports Tournament Series To Be Launc...:

This is a good thing they should bring to NA and UK. I wouldn't do it, but gamers who want to try and make a living playing video games would be willing to buy a WiiU just to get good at this for competition. Let's hope Nintendo follows through.

Imagine folks, if Splatoon would have been a launch title. The whole landscape of the WiiU's life would be completely different.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@IceClimbers 2014 digital event, when looking back on it, was good but just did a great job of masking not a ton of games in the following year. 2015 was about the same number of games, but it had Metroid Federation Force and that goofed thigns up.

Maybe 3-4 directs a year. Every 6 weeks is overkill, especially sicne they don't have much to announce for the next 10 months until E3 when they announced the NX/Mobile 2-pillar future, the quick death of the WiiU and slow death of 3DS.

Again, I'm not saying these are bad things, but that's where they are headed.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@IceClimbers Jimmy Fallon gets things to trend on Twitter every day... and yet I don't care.

I'd rather they stop doing Nintendo Directs and start marketing their games and systems.

I don't dislike Nintendo DIrects, I just think the main thing they do is buzz kill big game announcements at things like E3.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

@Artwark If Nintendo wasn't 3rd in the console system sales this generation, I'd agree that Nintendo DIrects or successful. Or I saw an article that showed Nintendo had by far away the least number of articles written at E3 compared to the other 2 of the major 3. Something at least needs TWEAKED with Nintendo Directs. Obviously we'll be getting a new host, and we'll see what else changes. Though if Iwata could continue to host them, I'm sure they would get more views.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

I think Nintendo needs to do what is going to get them more press coverage. And Nintendo Directs don't really do that. They cater to the core market, but are largely ignored otherwise.

I won't be shocked if Nintendo Directs die with Iwata, and I'm OK if that is the case. I don't expect them to do another one for awhile. They said we all the game coming out in the next 6-8 months at E3.... and the Nintendo audience slammed them for what they showed. Maybe another around Oct. 1 to remind people about the holiday games, but I don't expect them to be a very frequent thing, if at all, from here on out.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Download: 13th August (North America):

Hey Nintendo LIfe, can you guys have a stickied article that lists all current WiiU and 3DS eshop games on sale at any given time? That would be nice, especially if it has their price listings like you have here, an with the sale's end date.

Oh, and buy Pandora's Tower people. It's a great game.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

@Aromaiden Much like Splatoon's rollout, it makes sense. People don't read directions. SO learn the base set of tools, learn some new ones the next time, and the next time, etc. I'm OK with it.

I look forward to seeing what people create. I'll make an attempt but won't be able to do what others can I'm sure.



XCWarrior commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Leads as ...:

Xboner sales back to 200! I sense a comeback!

In all seriousness, AC:HHD is doing pretty well for a game that was hammered during E3. Not like Metroid Prime Federation Force, but still unwanted, at least here in 'Merica. Will be interesting to see if it gets anywhere near 1 mil the US.



XCWarrior commented on Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of...:

Game looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me kind of NSMB for Wii and WiiU with local multiplayer. I hope the game turns out to be as fun as it looks. And I like the original art style.

And as others have said, love how the Indy groups are working together. Gotta promote each others brands in the hopes that some of the people who own Nintendo systems buy some 3rd party games.



XCWarrior commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

@JaxonH I'm not referring to this particular aspect, just meant in general. Like when a developer said he spent weeks getting the eye movement just right in a first person shooter game... like OK, who cares? Could have spent that time making the game more fun.



XCWarrior commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

I get his point, but in the age where the development cycle of a game is somewhere between 2 years and a decade, ::cough cough:: Kingdom Hearts 3 ::cough cough:: I'd rather developers not waste time with this nonsense. But I wouldn't have it knock a review score, b/c like he said, it's extra.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

Looking at Citizens of Earth. Was the game patched and is good to go now? I'm considering the WiiU version.

Also, probably will get Ominushi Tactics eventually. Astral Breakers looks pretty solid too. Good week.

And wow the new Splatoon update has made things even more crazy. Awesome game for people who haven't bought that yet.



XCWarrior commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

When people who have track records with "AAA publishers" can't get their s*** together and finish a game, how do gamers trust unknown devs when they want to kickstart something?

I am a huge Mega Man fan. I thought this looked cool. But at this point, this is going to be a $2 Steam sale buy for me and I beat the reviews put it somewhere around a 6 when it's done in 2018. (I'm probably being optimistic with that release date)