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Thu 6th September, 2012

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Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

Well, first off its Game Freak, not Nintendo. Anyway, I think thats what the spin-offs are there for. While they certainly could shake things up with the main series it would potentially alienate both old and new fans alike, and thats a big risk for something that clearly doesn't need fixing. No other series has been able to replicate the formula, which says a lot.

I think a lot of it also depends on why you enjoy the series. For someone who only plays from point A to B following the story like a typical RPG I can see why it might feel stale, on the other hand, those who dig deeper into the games might not. I'm reminded of the toy box analogy someone used to describe D/P, that the games were made so people could dump everything out and dig through to find what they find fun. I think thats the series's greatest strength.

That being said, I definitely agree about Ni No Kuni.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

They could easily update the Wii U's firmware to allow for it to recognize the adapter and controllers, along with the games.

Just about any game that is compatible with the Wiimote and nunchuk should work with the Gamecube controller so long as it doesn't need motion or pointer controls. It has the same amount of buttons. Theres also no reason it can't work on the VC.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Le...:

I don't recall Cyrus ever stating that, only that the red chain unlocks their power. That would be similar to Groudon and Kyogre's primal forms most likely. It could be he, like other villians, view the bonds they create with people hold back their power.

Deoxys is a mutated virus, thats probably why it can change form at will, since they're very adaptable. It could be that Deoxys needs to be exposed to the meteorites to recharge and store energy, and if captured it can't freely return to do so.

As for a rivalry with Rayquaza, it was stated they were fighting over territory. They both reside or originate from space they would see each other as a powerful threat. They might draw energy from the same sources, meaning they would have to compete over resources. Being a virus might also trigger an instinct in Raquaza, telling it Deoxys presents some sort of danger to itself or others.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, K...:

No, when reading a headline the comma doesn't just mean pause, its telling you to stop.

As for the lag and crash, you mean it just locks up for a bit then starts working again? I've had that happen once in a while, not sure what causes it though. Same for the crash, I've had completely random websites crash Fire Fox for no reason.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

Yep, thats been a problem of theirs for a long time now. They try to turn a blind eye to the rest of the industry, yet when they DO pay attention they either don't understand it or act as if they know best.

I wonder if perhaps Miyamoto sees how he does it as being different somehow. Pikmin has a lot of cut-scenes, but they don't have any dialog, everything is left up to interpretation. Zelda has a lot but like you said they're done in real-time, so maybe he doesn't think of them as the same. The only big difference between their games and other is they don't use voice acting or prerendered cut-scenes, that could have something to do with it to I guess.

Come to think of it too, their original excuse for games being tied to an account was that physical games don't behave like that. It may just be PR nonsense, but they could be holding onto those old ideals and methods still. For gaming thats like the traditional way of doing things.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

"What the other companies are doing makes business sense. But it’s boring."

While I don't completely agree with him, I still find how candid Miyamoto is to be refreshing. Not too many people in his position (isn't he also a chairman?) would. At the very least, it shows he really does have a lot of passion for what he does.

Like it or not though a lot of people like those games hes calling "boring" (myself included) and they don't have them or alternatives. They can't provide them by themselves either, so they need to strive to get as many 3rd-parties on-board as they can, even f its not AAA.

I get the sense that what hes essentially saying is they're telling stories 'wrong'. Most devs use cut-scenes and voiced dialog to tell stories, and they tend to be separate from the gameplay. Nintendo's games typically leave it up to the player to discover in-game and by interpreting it themselves, like the father mourning for his son in ALTHP someone mentioned earlier, or Majora's Mask. They use cut-scenes and voice acting rather sparingly.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, K...:

These look pretty tempting, too bad its too soon to apply to OR/AS. Especially the Bestbuy one, but not enough to blow my money rushing out to save 20 bucks.

Because the Khol's deal IS for Black Friday, which is coming up so they're giving you a heads up. So no, this isn't click bait.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In De...:

I don't see how remakes are pointless simply because its Pokemon. The main series is the only thing Game Freak makes, and they only took them just over a year. There was a 4-year gap between gens 4 and 5, and X&Y came 3 years after, so all the games in-between had to have been in development along side them at some point. They probably could still make "X2/Y2" or "Z" no problem if they wanted.

Beside, the fact that they're putting so much effort into these remakes is a good thing, they the only ones not just making an up-scaled port. We don't know to what extent they're changing the story or anything either.

I think your focusing too much on the general outline, you could boil down every game like that, and I find the 'meat 'n potatoes' more important, but to each their own I suppose.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Freak Emphasizes Its Ability to Go "In De...:

Looking forward to exploring that added depth when they come out. Thats the cool thing about remakes like this, they can do the things they couldn't before or wish they had done but didn't. I loved the rural setting in these games so I'm also looking forward to seeing how they flesh that out and "create the feeling of nature".

Care to elaborate?



Zombie_Barioth commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Its simple, people like variety, and not everyone likes the same games. The less variety the more you have to pick and choose between platforms to get what you want, and not everyone can own everything even if they do have the time for it. What if you like Mario AND GTA? or are a huge JRPG fan? You've got some decisions to make.

As for your question about finishing games, a lot of people don't, let alone 100% them. Thats why online-multiplayer is popular, or is pushed so hard, and is the original excuse for DLC. Some companies got the idea people get bored with their games and would trade them in 'too soon'.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

Actually, for a niche series, Pikmin did pretty well. Its sold 4.81mil. total so far, not counting digital. Your the one who looks silly right now making something out of nothing, that last part of your post is pretty ironic.

As for calling people "pathetic" you took that out of context. He was referring people the kind of people who can't be bothered to find what they want for themselves, those who need marketing to tell them what to buy. In other words, think of the people who buy Beats simply because they're trendy. They won't bother looking at other well-known brands that lack that fancy marketing.



Zombie_Barioth commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Then comes the "but". Its just a nice, optimistic way of putting a positive spin on the fact that they don't have those games. You could easily rephrase it as "we don't have most of the big blockbuster games, but we do have Mario and Zelda and differentiated experiences".



Zombie_Barioth commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Bloodborn looks the same as what exactly? The Last of Us and Assassin's Creed? Or do you mean the Souls series? What your saying doesn't make sense. They don't look the same just because they're all in the same perspective, by that logic, NSMB, DCK, and Kirby all look the same as well.

As for GTA V, what, are they supposed to NOT advertise whats new about these releases? Thats what people will be asking, whats new. GTA V is no more an FPS than The Elder Scrolls or Fallout are.



Zombie_Barioth commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

While I definitely agree personally, I also don't see why you can't have both. Why can't you have Nintendo's difference and 3rd-part games like Call of Duty? Even if Reggie actually agrees, thats some pretty obvious PR.

The big question is even if they did have that 3rd-party support, would people care after becoming so accustomed to Playstation and Xbox being the go-to for those games?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

They actually could support it through Youtube actually. Nintendo could host it on their channel for those who want it 'free' and for sale on the e-shop for those who want a copy. Studios like Funimation stream their content on Youtube, so why not? I hope they offer these on iTunes eventually too, why limit it to being stuck on consoles?



Zombie_Barioth commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

Its just typical reductionist science. They eliminate all variables in order to study just that one thing, as if it exists within a vacuum. Its a very 2-dimensional view of the world, they took the question as literal as humanly possible.

Do video games by themselves cause violence? No, not for a 'perfectly' healthy person, it can even reduce it. But what about someone predisposed to violence? Someone who has trouble distinguishing reality from fiction? Thats a variable nobody bothers to test, and for all we know the affects could be the opposite.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

I don't know about that. The main complaints I've seen against Hyrule Warriors are "its just a warriors game with a Zelda skin" and "its not Zelda". Neither have much to do with only having Zelda, quite the opposite actually.

In my experience, the people complaing about them 'only having Mario and Zelda' already have a bias against them. Even games like Captain Toad get dismissed for being Mario characters, and new IP like Splatoon for being "kiddie". Its not worth worrying about the haters, they won't be happy no matter what Nintendo does.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahir...:

You seem to doing the exact same thing. Not that the controls for KI:U are perfect, but you assume that Miyamoto could do it better just for being Miyamoto. If people worship Sakurai lika a god, then what does that make Miyamoto? That man is held in higher regards than anybody else in the history of the industry.

What I get from interviews like this is Sakurai tries to do too much, he wants to be everywhere and do everything, but he can't. Hes probably used to being able to, since when he started you had teams of maybe 10-15 guys at most, now teams of 100+ are the norm. I think its pretty obvious that this isn't normal, Sakurai is the only dev known for being like this. Being so dedicated is part of why people treat him like a "god" by the way. Not giving himself a dead arm of course, but the over-all attitude.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:

According to Nintendo, the majority of Pokemon's fans are college age, which would be 18-25. I believe Nintendo Life reported on that too.

Your certainly right about going through the "grown up" stage, although that doesn't mean a lot of people declaring Pokemon as such didn't play them in secret. People are known to say what they think they should say, but do something completely different.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo 64x64: Banjo-Tooie:

Took the words right out of my mouth;)

The game just owned the fact that it was a sequel, it didn't try to scrap everything in an attempt to seem like a completely different game like most do or anything. Seeing how the world changed was one of the best parts, not many games allow for that either.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Ava...:

They already do that, and it isn't gouging anything. The entire point of having two versions is to encourage trading, and at this point its also tradition. There really is no reason to buy both, especially now when you can trade globally via the internet.

This isn't much of a deal at all though, its literally the same price as buying both separately. If they bundled them with the guidebook like the originals or made it a collector's edition then yea, it would be.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Outlines Generous eShop Publication P...:

Its still a from of censorship though. You personally find it it objectionable, thats a you problem. Rather than just voting with your wallet and not buying it, your trying to keep it off the store so nobody else can either, therefore your taking it upon yourself to decides whats best for everyone.

I just think its best to let the ratings board do its job, thats what its there for after all, and allow people to make up their own mind, rather than shut it down entirely. "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to my death your right to say it" as the saying goes.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Game Boy Color is Now 16 Years Old:

Yep, this was my first console too, and yes, Pokemon R/B was my first game.;)
I still play it from time to time too, in fact, breaking it and one of the old Pokemon games out was a yearly tradition, usually during summer.

Its kinda funny how R/B/G are so heavily associated with it, to the point some don't realize they're GB games. The reverse being true for G/S.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL R...:

The game seems interesting, but I it still seems kinda shady to me that they're reusing the Harvest Moon name rather than giving it an original name.

All it tells me is they feel they need the Harvest Moon name to sell their game, which is pretty disingenuous to both the customer and themselves. Why not make this apart of Hometown Story?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

That doesn't work for the first two generations. Game Freak completely overhauled the series for gen 3, the way the Pokemon and their stats are generated is different, so the data the newer games need is nonexistent. At best, they would end up as MissingNo. or some other glitch.

None of the gen 3-4 games are made with online in mind, never-mind connecting to an app like Pokebank. With multiplayer your basically tricking the game into thinking your doing it natively, Pokebank isn't something you can do at emulator level. That would no longer be just emulation, and it's a lot of work for a $6 rom that they want to put up on the store on the cheap.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

Not quite, gens 1 and 2 run on a completely different engine than their successors. They aren't compatible at all. It'd take a lot more than a little programing, you'd have to remake them.

Emulating existing features is at least possible, making the older games compatible with technology thats completely beyond their time is a tall order if anything. If you add features your no longer just emulating, and thats exactly what the VC is for.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

The problem with that is flash memory is actually more expensive per gigabyte than traditional HDDs. So following your logic, they'd actually have to charge even more than for the equivalent mechanical drive.

They deal in bulk and one would assume directly with the manufacturer, so they wouldn't necessarily have to charge more, unless they wanted to pull an Apple.

I think in Nintendo's case, they went with the best they could do on the budget they set for it. If they say, only wanted to spend $30, then they needed the best storage they could get for $30. They probably could have went with 250GB or something, but even that is worth piddly poo these days. If people are just going to end up upgrading anyway, then why not opt for flash to go with peoples' mass-storage of choice? People already do that on PC, so its actually pretty forward-thing on Nintendo's part.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pokemon Snap:

He also stated- "It wasn't originally developed by Game Freak" and "As a player I definitely want to play a cool new version of Pokemon Snap but at the same time I also think if it was just a remake with better graphics I don't think it would be as interesting as a lot of people are imagining."

I don't know if that statement holds much weight since Game Freak didn't actually make it, or anything outside the main games for that matter. Thats not what made Snap fun anyway, it was the 1st-person view of the Pokemon world and the interesting new challenge to 'snap 'em all'.

Its actually pretty typical PR for Nintendo, the "we can't think of anything new/innovative" routine. I'm more inclined to believe they don't think theres enough interest in a game like this anymore, so developing one is too risky, especially for an HD game.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

I can see where they're coming from, considering the Gamecube games didn't do very well at all, which is disappointing since those were some of my all-time favorites in the series.

They don't need consoles to do that kind of thing anymore anyway. I don't see why they don't at least make a companion app for 3DS that has that level of challenge, especially since Pokebank makes transferring Pokemon a breeze. A full-blown DLC battle frontier that isn't restricted to what they have time and space to squeeze onto the cart.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pokémon Stadium:

These games were a godsend back then, being able to 'back up' your Pokemon and items so you could restart, or protect them from unforeseen dead batteries.

Still pretty fun and challenging to this day, even if they're not nearly as impressive as they once were. Also had some of the best cries in the series. I wish they had copied those for Colosseum/XD too, then they really would have some of the best audio in the series.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

I dunno about that, I think its more to do with wether the games are 3D or 2D, they seem to try to use the more detailed cries when the hardware allows it. The stadium games used neither after all, and Pikachu says its name in X&Y.

Anyone know if Pokemon Snap came out before or after the anime episodes with Todd 'Snap' in them?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon X & Y Won't Be Patched to Accommodate...:

I think they mean more in a canonical sense. When your playing the game its your story, but when they're telling it they use the default names. Basically, its the same deal as with Link.

Brandon and may were actually just "Ruby" and "Sapphire" in the manga by the way.

As for no customization due to being 'established' characters, they kinda blew that when they altered their design and switched to the more generic look from X&Y. I'm not too bothered by it, but why not just make their clothes the default set?



Zombie_Barioth commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over Two Milli...:

Not exactly. The 'G' literally stands for G-rank, which is basically an extra rank that holds the toughest missions.

Its less like what they do with Street Fighter and more like what Game Freak does (or did) with the 3rd Pokemon games. Its more like a remake with an expansion or two's worth of content on top. Sorta like the 'war chest' edition of PC games, except its brand-new content.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

Square-Enix released the original Dragon Quest games on ios (not sure about android), and many Final Fantasy games are also on PC, so I don't think theres any issue there. A few older FF games are on the VC already too.

I think its just that they don't see a point in re-releasing them on the VC. They probably don't think theres enough demand, not enough to bother hashing out a deal with Nintendo or anything. Same for Microsoft and RareWare's games, since nothing is stopping them from having them on both VC and XBL.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Mega Video Game Fan Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Nor...:

If you think thats bad, I just check Amazon and the original Super Mario Bros. Ii going for the low, low price of just $799.99.;)

Didn't that game sell 100mil. copies? A lot of these games aren't even rare, just limited due to being out of print. The funny thing is with games like Earthbound nobody wanted it, it got tossed in the bargain bin. Now its $80+ a pop for loose carts.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Sam...:

Well, for one thing, the gunlance works more like the bowgun, which aren't exactly built like modern arms. Its not like games haven't pulled the "ancient" adavanced technology card before either. Feudal is just the closest I can think of to describe what Capcom seems to be going for.

Even with armor like brachydio's you can still tell its made from brachydios, same with most other gear. They actually look feasible in their world for the most part. Metroid stuff on the other hand looks alien by comparison, like artificial space-age tech (because it is).

I'm not saying it won't be fun to play around with, I just don't think it fits. Its fine for a joke weapon though. That might be all its used for.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: You'll Be Able To Play As Metroid's Sam...:

Thats not exactly true. Monster Hunter doesn't take itself too seriously, no, but it still sticks to the feudal theme and being a living, breathing world for the most part. Weapons and armor still typically looks like its made from scales, hide, and whatnot.

Not taking itself seriously doesn't mean anything goes. You've gotta set limits somewhere.

Still, I can't completely blame Capcom. We don't know what went on between them and Nintendo, for all we know Samus was their idea. It could have been a package deal or something. It just comes if as shameless pandering either way though.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Exp...:

I never said anything about forgiveness, just that I its understandable why X&Y are the way they are. They could have taken inspiration from the GC games, but they apparently wanted to keep the style of the 2D games intact. I doubt they'd have been much use. Assuming they have access to it that is, being a 15 year old game they had little to do with and all.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

Ironic, seeing as thats not what its about. What was that about not having a clue? Gamersgate isn't about Zoe Quine, although she sparked it, or even paid reviews. It stemmed from some DMCA takedowns and having entire threads deleted, and when confronted games "journalists" and developers banded together and started going after their critics.

It lead to fake DDOSing by Phil Fish and some more drama from Anita, now gamers are "worse than Isis" and anyone that goes again't them are "sexist" or "misogynists" ect. Essentially its become another mess like with Jack Thompson, but with feminism and SJWs.