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Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Isn't that what your doing? You have no proof of the time-frame of development either, yet you insist it "would have been in the game".

We don't know that for sure, but chances are if it wasn't released as DLC you'd either have to wait for MK9 or they wouldn't have made it at all. Thats usually what happens with scrapped ideas. The former would require you buy an entirely new console and a $60 game, this DLC can be had for Just $12. Which do you find more appealing?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Link, villager, and Isabelle in Mario Kart sounds weird, but seeing it it actually fits together pretty well. I guess Smash Bros. kinda helps with that, and Mario Kart isn't exactly canon to anything either so its not too far off.

For some reason looking at this version of villager I can't help but think of the old Animal crossing commercials.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Then thats your problem isn't it? You just assumed that there would be no DLC, that Nintendo wouldn't change a thing. Nintendo has been making DLC for its other games, so why wouldn't they do so for Mario Kart?

If your argument hinges on the assumption that the DLC was made along side the game then you have a rather weak case. We don't know either way. It may have been started while the game was still being developed, after all it makes sense for devs to move on to the next project after they finish the current one, but that doesn't mean it was finished by the time the game launched.

At any rate, 6 characters, 8, vehicles, and 16 tracks is a lot of content to just squeeze into development, and its not actually due out until November so what could they possibly doing if not working on it? If its already done as you assume why wait 6-months?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

The Wii U is just too expensive to be a "secondary" console, even if people want Mario, Zelda, and so on those games come with an additional $300 investment. Thats a big investment that they might not have time to get their money's worth out of. Same thing the other way around.

I'll probably go with a Wii U as my sole next gen console if anything, then pick up a PS4 later down the line when its cheap for all the JRPGs and other stuff I missed, like I did last gen. I have my 3DS and PS3 for a lot of those kind games right now, so I'll be plenty busy for a while, and with the Wii U I'd be all set.

I'd have to agree with you that people are just acclimated to western-style games more now a days. I don't think its a case of other games slipping or anything, a lot of western games just stuck to PC, now they've migrated over and the two markets have merged. With it came huge Hollywood-style budgets and marketing. Anyone familiar with the movie industry should knows what that means.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

This is pretty cool, I don't listen to music on my 3DS a whole lot but I do have a handful of favorites on it for convenience sake, and this feature kills two birds with one stone.

Smash Bros. has quite a bit of music in too, easily an album or two worth, so it adds a bit more value to the game as well.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I don't really see anything wrong with it either way, its pretty typical women's sports wear. Shes dressed no differently than a female MMA fighter, just with the addition of her jet boots.

Considering shes entering whats essentially a fighting competition the outfit is rather appropriate, and certainly no more outlandish than little Little Mac wearing nothing more than boxing shorts, a tank-top, and boxing gloves. Then theres the Wii fit trainer, whos dressed roughly the same way.

Saying that she should be or needs to wear her power suit also implies she isn't capable enough without it, which is the entire point of 'zero suit' Samus.



Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

The fact that other companies had to intervene even with Project Rainfall says otherwise, that and Reggie came right out and said they didn't think theres much interest in those kind of games. Even then they only localized Xenoblade, and only after Gamestop offered to handle manufacturing and distribution. At any rate, the fact that people question their intent is a problem in and of itself.

As for importing, you have to keep import costs and the like in mind too, and its not a question of what people can or can't afford. Why should people have to import another console? There is no reason, except Nintendo wants that extra console sale, and that certainly isn't a good one.

And as for your response to IceClimber's post, if that were true that would make every Sony consoles since the PS2 a major anomaly. In cases where that would be an actual concern they could just region-lock the disk.



Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

No, it doesn't, no more so than any other company. It doesn't force them to localize anything, otherwise Project Rainfall never would have happened. I doubt even Nintendo would think such logic is reasonable, not that they ever give actual explanations for it anyway.

At least without region-locking the option to import and play them still exists, and doesn't require modifications or importing consoles. The latter would be another reason not to remove region locking though.



Zombie_Barioth commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

No, he had the right term. After all, where do you think 'Life Hacker' or 'Ikea hacker' comes from? They have nothing to do with the modern association of the term "hacker".

Anyone who tinkers with existing things in order to make them better or solve problems and shares those ideas can be called a hacker.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge:

I've seen themed ice cube trays before, wouldn't be surprised if there are Mario themed trays out there.

I just thought of something though, what if instead of a bucket of ice water, he rented a dunk-tank and fills it with ice water?

Thats the whole point. Doing something ridiculous like this help it stick in peoples' minds. How is this any different than a dunk-tank booth at a carnival-style fundraiser?

Also, the latter two parts of your complaint only make sense for the person doing it, and they can opt out. It just so happens people are choosing both options, so really your complaining about people doing something of their own volition.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Only 3DS Games Sold Over One Million Copies in...:

You'd think so, but the 'G' versions of the series have actually beaten the originals in sales in Japan, by at least a little bit.

MH4 is also one of the highest selling games as well though, so who knows. Interestingly, it seems the games based on the 2nd generation (the 'portable' series) sells the best.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

For all the reasons the free games on the official site aren't, because thats all this is. Its not really a 'full' game per say, more like a companion app/simulator for the TCG. The TCG hasn't really been tied to the rest of the franchise or even Nintendo at all (beside being Pokemon), so I don't see what needs to be "justified" about it. We literally got 2 TCG games 13-14 years ago, thats it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

It doesn't, all this is, is an ipad version of the online TCG you can already play on the official site for free. So its pretty much like those app versions of Facebook games, they're just making it a lot easier and more convenient for people to play.

It wouldn't be a bad idea for them to make the GTS accessible on mobile too. Imagine having been able to play the dream world mini-games on a tablet.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. ...:

Well, the Wii is technically still capable of playing Gamecube games, its basically just missing the ports. So the Wii U should be just as capable. The problem would be the execution, since the Wii U has an entirely separate mode for backwards-compatibility.

I'm not too bothered about the lack of actual GC compatibility since at least it can be used for future games, but I am a bit miffed that they just now start making new controllers, but apparently couldn't be arsed to do it for the console that actually had it, ports and all.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Not really, if you love platformers then sure, but the Wii U doesn't have much else for most other genres. While I certainly agree on the backlog, its nothing more than a band-aid solution to an over-all problem.

Not only does the backlog or even the another console argument raise the question of why should people get a Wii U at all, but this drought shows just how long it takes to get games out and build up a good selection in this day and age. Especially when you don't have a whole lot of 3rd-parties backing you up.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: Yoshi's Real Name Is Both Silly and...:

So, I guess Yoshi is a type of koopa then. That could explain the wings an fire-balls, since there are winged koopas and the koopa king himself breaths fire.

As for the name "Yoshi", its probably the same both singular and plural, like Pokemon and their numerous species. The yoshi we all know is just called by his specie's name, or rather named after it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Probably not a loss, but maybe just not enough gain to keep working on it either. The Playstation sales dwarf that of the Xbox but either way its still quite a lot of sales, perhaps too much to just pass up.

I've heard one theory that Capcom is using this remake to test the waters for a more traditional Resident Evil, so maybe thats why, they aren't planning to release the next one on Wii U either so they don't see the point in releasing this one.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Low or not thats still a little over double the number of sales on Wii U, so yes, its a pretty big difference. By comparison, the 3DS version sold 0.78m. Nintendo fans not wanting to double-dip doesn't matter if it didn't sell much, its still no worth pursuing. All that shows them is only the 3DS is worth bothering with.

The reason for supporting the Xbox One is probably due to how similar it is to the PS4, since they're both x86 'Jaguar' based APUs. It probably takes minimal effort, especially compared to porting to any other console. Resident Evil also does better on Xbox than you imply, and a lot better than Revelations did on Wii U.

Wow, salty much? You say say "big deal", yet you still want Nintendo to buy them out just so they can pull everything Capcom related to 'punish' PS and Xbox fans? Thats awful selfish of ya, envy is an ugly beast. Its certainly not their fault either.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Introduces the Winge...:

They actually do display a lot of bird-like behavior though, and they resemble prehistoric birds quite a bit, which can include feathered dinosaurs. Heck, I'd say they have just as much in common with my parakeets as they do raptors or wolves.:D

The ridges on Najarala's back do sorta resemble stylized wings, so I think the localization team might have just took a few liberties with this one.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Re...:

"When people started complaining that I wasn't active on Twitter anymore, it was suggested that a PR person could just post in my name."

Thats so backwards I don't know where to start. How any reasonable person could think thats a valid solution is beyond me, and just shows how little the PR department thinks of peoples' intelligence that they wouldn't notice such a change.

What statements like these tells me is Nintendo can't handle criticism, that they want to continue to cover their ears and remain, or at least appear to be, blissfully ignorant to opposing views. This certainly wouldn't be the first time they've done so. Right or wrong its their choice, but obviously what they don't want is a guy like Dan whos happy to speak his mind, so this is good for both sides.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Former Cing Vice President Would Like the Stor...:

I really enjoyed Hotel Dusk, they did a pretty good job turning crime-drama into a game. Maybe Nintendo could bring in the guys from Cing to wrap things up and do their own trilogy bundle, you kinda need to localize Last Window for a sequel to make much sense after all.

Didn't realize they also made Trace memory too, so I'll have to give that game a try one of these days.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

Reviews would be all well and good if it wasn't well known that some places won't even bother to publish reviews that are "overly critical" of a game, and some companies are known for blacklisting honest reviewers for it. If SEGA or Gearbox didn't want people to know, they'd be able to hide the truth for at least a few days, which by then would already be too late.

The issue with Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't just some old pre-release footage, from what I understand very little of the game matched anything shown. Even the demo itself, the "try before you buy" method we all know, had little to do with the final version.

This sums it up the whole fiasco better than I can, and is far more entertaining than a wall-o-text to boot.



Zombie_Barioth commented on This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get...:

The 1* quests are basically the tutorial, things don't get truely interesting until 2*, thats when the game starts throwing real challenges at you.

As you probably noticed the older games are pretty old-school when it comes to teaching you to play. The newer games, while still a tad slow by most games' standards, are more modern and streamlined in that department.

MH4U has most of the monsters from unite so you won't miss much if you'd rather just skip it for the latest edition to the series.



Zombie_Barioth commented on This Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Box Art May Get...:

I hate to burst peoples' bubbles, but its not very likely there will be a console version of this one, so you'll probably be waiting a while. Consoles aren't as popular in Japan to begin with, and the only advantage would be online-multiplayer, which MH4U has.

I think the main reason the 3rd generation games had console versions was the 'base game', MH3, was already made for one. They didn't need to make MHP3rd HD or MH3U from scratch like MH4U, and the former two share assets as well.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

Except thats not being a realist, you have no actual evidence to back up your claims, much less anecdotal.

"Like a tunnel with the dimmest light at the end, Nintendo will stumble through the next 5 months and then.. POOF! Smash Bros fails to sell systems, Xenoblade Chronicles X is cancelled, Zelda U is delayed and the Wii U dies before it ever sees the light of day."

Nice crystal ball you've got, I mean how else would you know any of that? Smash is a big system seller so theres no reason to believe it won't boost Wii U sales. Zelda U is possible, I'll give you that, but when has Nintendo ever outright cancelled a game after its been announced? They don't do borderline vaporware like with FF Versus XIII or The Last Guardian.

The only reason 3rd-parties are a big deal is because when people say "no games" or "no 3rd-party support" they mean no big, AAA blockbuster support, thats it. Out of all the games out there those are the only ones that "matter", and they're a rather small piece if the overall puzzle. Most games aren't Assassin's Creed or Destiny. Heck, even Nintendo's games are more like Middle-ground games than AAA.

Success doesn't mean complete and total market saturation and selling CD numbers. For a "dying" platform its currently doing better than the Xbox is, and without most of those games. Now thats being a realist.



Zombie_Barioth commented on PS Vita Owners Can Now Give Their Handheld Tha...:

The Vita is a pretty good handheld from what I've seen, even if its not doing so hot right now. It's odd that Sony dropped the ball so hard coming from the PSP. I wonder if maybe since the PSP succeeded despite pro duos being expensive they could get away with it again with the Vita. Keeping the $250 price point for so long even after Nintendo dropped the 3DS's price and released the XL didn't help much either.

They haven't even gotten backwards-compatibility fully supported yet, which seems to be quite a selling point for some, myself included.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

The Master System is a funny one for me, I remember the games but I don't remember owning the console too well. Its definitely one of the consoles responsible for getting me into gaming, I played the heck out of Cloud Master, Double Dragon, and Ys: Vanished Omens on that thing.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In T...:

Well, they certainly caught my attention with E3 and the recent news and announcements on their games. So far its the console I'd be most likely to get out of the 3 next-gen contenders.

The PS4's price won't drop for quite a while short if Black Friday sales, especially given how well its been doing, so picking it up now in anticipation of upcoming games is a pretty safe bet.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

I never did either, until I compared it to Digimon World, which was based off Tamagotchi-type toys itself.

A Monster Rancher style Pokemon spin-off would be an interesting idea, the problem though is creating monsters from discs and the breeding/combining aspect was a huge selling point of the series. They tried the figurine route with Rumble U, and Mystery Dungeon has dungeon-crawling covered. I doubt people would tolerate having to buy psuedo-random coins to generate monsters, and it would ruin the magic of 'unlocking' whats inside.

Personally, I'd rather just have a new Monster Rancher, maybe even make a new anime to go along with it. The series is obscure enough to feel 'new' to a lot of people, especially kids.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

Obviously you shouldn't, but on the flip-side you could sell your Wii U with your old account and games if you wanted, so it could be abused either way. People did that with PSPs all the time.

Anyway, @Dualwielding's point about Sony and MS still stands, and the point is its a very basic feature of digital platforms. They aren't obligated to provide it, but its foolish not to by today's standard. Sony was new to it as well 7-8 years ago, they had PSN accounts figured out and everything planned from the start.

Nintendo came up with friend-codes, figured out online play, digital purchases and even DLC, so they blew the "still figuring things out" excuse. I seriously doubt they're exploring anything. It just seems to be really low-priority for them, they don't see an immediate benefit in it for them, not like say, a game has, so they'll "get to it when they get to it".



Zombie_Barioth commented on Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehous...:

That has nothing to do with localization, if anything its the extra work created from the jump to HD.

Skimping on localization won't fix that, only cheapen the finished project. People actually do appreciate good localization, they might be able to get away with it but good localization doesn't just translate the words, it translates everything in a way that makes sense for the intended audience. Animal Crossing is a game that Treehouse made popular mainly due to their great localization, its thanks to them we even have the series in the west today.

Having a large staff allows the localization team to handle more than one game at a time, which is important for Nintendo given their strategy. They probably have them doing 2-3 games at a time depending on what they are.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

They probably did, they did the same for the Gamecube games, both colosseum and XD used the Stadium models for the original 251. It makes more sense to reuse those than make them all from scratch.

And yea, I really hope they work on amie and expand on it a bit. With contests making a return they just might too, the two fit nicely together.

You know its been a hat all along, right? You can see his real hair even on the sprite. Or at least I hope so, otherwise he'd have to have dyed his sideburns black or something.:D



Zombie_Barioth commented on Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehous...:

"The 1998 Staffing levels seems about right."

What, the team of two? They expanded because that wasn't enough man-power even back then, never mind now.

You say they "waste" far too many resources on localization, but thats exactly what those guys were hired for in the first place. You do know that for companies like Atlus and XSEED localization is a big part of what they do, right? If Nintendo didn't do it in-house they'd have to hire someone else to do it for them, which would cost them more since the 3rd-party will want to profit from it. With Treehouse all they pay are the overhead costs. They're not being paid instead of developers, but in addition to them.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

Thats what I'm thinking too. People probably don't realize it but Game Freak hasn't actually done any 3D games themselves. Stadium and Snap were handled by HAL, Mystery Dungeon was all Spike Chunsoft, and the Gamecube games were Genius Sonority. So X&Y were their first ever 3D games in 25 years.

That being said I don't think they did that bad, its how they do going forward thats really important. So far OR/AS look like a nice improvement over both the originals and X/Y.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Ite...:

Thats what I'm thinking too, it seems more like Minecraft with a hint of Harvest Moon to me than anything else. If your just going to change or remove what people have come to expect from Harvest Moon then whats the point?

I'm sure it'll be a fun game, but it seems more like an attempt to attract fans of the series to their own game than their own spin on it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

At the end of the day. people just don't know what they want until they have it. We like to think we do, but we don't. People don't usually say what they actually want either, they say what they think they should say, which s why they parrot the "popular" opinions you usually hear. Have you seen the Jimquisition "coffee" episode? That pretty much explains it.

Wind Waker is a prime example of that. When it first came out people hated it for no other reason than the art style, they wanted another Ocarina of Time. Now that people have actually played it and its no longer new, its hailed as one of the best games in the series.

Star Fox Adventures is the "worst" Star Fox game, yet it did just a well as every other game besides SF64, and was pretty well received. Its also a good example of doing something different with a series, only to be panned for not being more of the same.

Now the same is happening with Hyrule Warriors, its not being panned for being a bad game, but for being "not Zelda" or "not what we want".



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I've yet to see a consistent argument for that. In most arguments I've seen people can't even explain why they're "all the same", they just parrot themselves or the "popular" opinion.

The interesting thing about it is people sure hold these "rehashed/milked" games in high regard. Look at the fuss that was made over Earthbound. MK8 sold 2 million in just a couple days. This is for one platform, a "dying" platform. Just about every other AAA game needs 2-3 to top charts, let alone make money.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Yep, all they've really been doing is trying to beat each other at their own game, like a couple of kids constantly trying to one-up one another.

I always find the "same games over and over" argument a bit baffling, and rather funny. Nintendo games are "all the same" "rehashes" or "milked", but then what do you call the pile of sequels and remakes from everyone else? It gets even better when its people who barely played them if at all, or even claim to be fans making such claims.

Don't even get me started on the "outgrown it" argument, unless your 12 the "I'm an adult" card is weak sauce.

Theres definitely something special about Nintendo games, they have that certain quality where they just don't lose their charm. No matter how "tired" they are they're always a big deal. Oddly enough, they seem to have more in common with niche games like Ni No Kuni or Monster Hunter than any big AAA blockbuster.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Sadly, theres just less emphasis on the games themselves over all. Its no longer Mario vs. Sonic or Final Fight vs. Streets of Rage, its all raw power, resolution, or frame-rates now. The only time games get brought up as a main point is as an insult, kiddie cr*p vs. dudebro games and such. Go on Youtube and thats all you see people do.

Looking at it from a broader scope really turns the idea of a "go-to" console on its head, you might even have to follow another region's trends just to get the games you like.

Thats why I'm certainly not going to be interested in a PS4 anytime soon. If your interested in the smaller or niche games from the more modest companies like I am, you'll likely go where they go, namely handhelds. The PS3 and 3DS definitely have me covered there, and so far my eyes are on the Wii U and Vita. Theres not a whole lot on the other next-gen consoles thats not either cross-gen or a multiplat. That and the lack of BC to bridges the gap is going to hurt.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

How so? Nintendo and its games are some of the most respected and liked in the industry's history. Many developers have cited them as as an inspiration, heck Sonic was directly inspired by playing Super Mario Bros.

Business is business though as they say, and in an industry where one failed project can sink your company it shouldn't be surprising that even those that love Nintendo dearly won't risk their own livelyhood supporting them. If they went under doing so, would Nintendo send them a check?



Zombie_Barioth commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

"‘Call of Duty link to three suicides’"

I'm pretty sure I know exactly what story they're referring to, and those teenagers were suffering from depression. Chances are, the only 'link' with their suicide video games had were as a form of escapism from it.