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Mon 15th Apr 2013

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ZesuBen commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I'm still not getting an XL. I want the base model. I'd like a system with screens big enough that I'm not squinting, but that is small enough that it doesn't pull my pants down when I put it in my pocket.



ZesuBen commented on Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?:

HGSS, easily and handily.

The upgrades from the previous version are excellent, the story is great, the amount of content is superb and even overwhelming, the follower mechanic is nice, the visuals are amazing... It's the superior version of GS.



ZesuBen commented on Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi ...:

"This person is a celebrity, he can't have his own personal life or make his own decisions. He's either getting paid for every word or working on the thing I want. That or I hate him and he needs to die."

Mother is over. The series should be remade though. That'd be awesome.



ZesuBen commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

This is terrible... I've made Platinum every year, and the rewards have always been great, but this? ... This is just "Thanks, here's a gift card" except you don't get to decide what you want to spend the gift card on.

I am very, very sad...



ZesuBen commented on Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold ...:

Hmm. Well, he definitely should have released it on the eShop rather than WiiWare, and I think he realizes that. Still, I feel bad for the guy. People should make money off their products.

I'm gonna pick it up, then, as soon as I can. Maybe boost those numbers a little.



ZesuBen commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:

Castlevania is proof that an old series being "hardcore" isn't always a success.

What this tells me, though, is that Konami will probably wait and see how other franchises do on Nintendo consoles. But Castlevania has suffered the same fate as Mario, every game being almost exactly like the last, with the difference being that people didn't tire of Mario. Castlevania shaking things up caused publicity in its own right, and I'd be surprised if the next title gained that much momentum.



ZesuBen commented on Video: Dixie Kong Struts Her Stuff in This New...:

You know, I'm excited for this game.

But I am disappointed. Not because Retro's not working on Metroid, and not because Retro's working on Donkey Kong Country.

I'm disappointed because they're dedicating one of their (in my opinion) best studios to a side scrolling platformer... I love platformers, really, but I have enough to tide me over for a while. And Nintendo has two other franchises basically dedicated to side scrolling platforming (Mario and Kirby). I'd rather have seen Retro working on a Star Tropics game. Or at /least/ a 3D platformer like DK 64.



ZesuBen commented on Extended Nintendo Network and Miiverse Mainten...:


The reason for that is simple. Games need to be accessible these days, which means they need to be easier than they've been in the past, hence tutorials and such. The achievement system is the gaming industry's compromise. The achievements are often where the difficult parts lie.

With that said, adding achievements to older games is difficult because, more often than not, just beating the game is an accomplishment in and of itself. You'll often find older games with added achievements being the reverse of what we're used to. That is to say, hard game, easy achievements.



ZesuBen commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

@unrandomsam Nintendo is a business. If they stop making money, they stop producing games. I (because I guess I'm not speaking for everyone here) support them because I want more Nintendo games. And your argument is... That they have enough money so they should stop charging customers... This can't REALLY be an argument, can it?



ZesuBen commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

Can't it just be enough that we early adopters supported our company of choice in its time of need? I not only don't want an Ambassador Program on Wii U, I specifically want them not to do one. With all the promotions that have been available because we had Wii U's (like the 30 cent games, or the buy two get one free VC games) that nobody who buys one from here on in will get, I not only feel like I shouldn't get more, I feel like I've already gotten more.



ZesuBen commented on New 3DS Nintendo Direct to Broadcast on 17th A...:

Guys, for crying out loud, what could they tell us about Wii U that we don't already know? Just release dates for Pikmin 3, and then a bunch of games that aren't nearly as popular in the market. Besides, E3 is right around the corner, and I'm sure Nintendo is saving the big guns for then. That's when they need to sell the Wii U, a system that's hardly selling, to investors. They're going to need a lot of amazing looking software for that.

We'll get there. Enjoy the fact that there's news coming out now. You DO know we're dealing with Nintendo, right? The company who used to make announcements at E3 and Tokyo Game Show and then never again. I'm really just happy about that.

Also, more on topic, if we're allowed to speculate wildly about our hopes and dreams, what's the policy on Megaman Legends 3?