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The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 26, Italy

Italian gamer belonging to both the Nintendo fanbase and - to a lesser extent - the Sony and Xbox fanbases. Currently holding out for the Gameboy Advance's official VC debut on the 3DS eShop. [Warning: my Facebook page linked below is in Italian.]

Wed 20th Feb 2013

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AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Mother 3 Localisation Ru...:

While the last two years or so have given us awesome games from a Nintendo standpoint, certain business decisions also made me a bit cynical about this: if "it's taken a troubling WiiU situation" to give us Donkey Kong 64, EarthBound, an European version of Drill Dozer, EarthBound Beginnings, a long overdue official Mario creation tool, a deviously home console-exclusive GBA Virtual Console and a localized version of the Fire Emblem + Shin Megami Tensei crossover, and after similar back stabs such as Super Paper Mario becoming a Wii exclusive shortly before its release, I wouldn't be surprised to see Mother 3's western debut being kept as a trump card to sell the NX.



AlexSora89 commented on Random: Don't Forget to Celebrate Mewtwo's Bir...:

"MEW gave birth."

And yet trainers can't breed legendaries. At least Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver bothered to give us an explanation, at least with Dialga/Palkia/Giratina - in order to have one of their eggs, Arceus literally has to rewrite the universe. Which also gives an explanation to how many real world trainers can have the same "one for each game" Pokémon at the same time.



AlexSora89 commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

Generation VI is one of the most fun generations ever. A perfect blend of present and past - and a deliciously messed up villainous team leader - in the first games (and a beautiful region that comes across as a cross between Johto and France), and two remakes summed up as "Hoenn done right" that finally heal the wound opened by Generation III in the first place (having a Celebi and a Ho-Oh in Hoenn just feels so right). And yeah, while not much has come out of the spinoffs, let's not forget this generation marked the Smash Bros. series' handheld debut. Hopefully generation VII will give us even better adventures, and who knows? Maybe the next country to get a Pokémon counterpart will be Italy! Or, without my provincialism, even Britain, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Greece, the possibilities are endless!



AlexSora89 commented on Here's Exactly What Has Changed With Fire Embl...:

It's funny. When I linked the video of the original Japanese footage, I was yelled at a lot because of how "disgusting" it was. And now here we are, with NintendoLife itself doing the same in my stead. Man, I thought that there were many more torches and pitchforks when it came to a totally innocuous petting minigame!

I'm glad Nintendo at least showed the 3D models with honesty, instead of cutting the sequences altogether.



AlexSora89 commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Has a Confirmed Wii U ...:

Ah, Oddworld, the one game that back in the day combined the first PlayStation's edginess with its need of platformers. What resulted was a cinematic platformer set in a darkly humorous dystopia populated with all kinds of weird creatures, from the Mudokons like Abe (image on the top, foreground), to the trigger-happy, hand-mouthed, gas-masked Sligs (background). A weird experience describable as Another World on crack.

If you've never been a PlayStation gamer and a strictly Nintendo purist, this game is worth a try. Just remember, as soon as enemies shoot you the reason for the game's infinite lives will make itself painfully clear.



AlexSora89 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

New 3DS: damned if you release it, and damned if you don't. Basically the only incentive one person can buy it for is Xenoblade Chronicles. Or, as it happened in my case, Super Smash Bros., which works considerably better on this redesigned 3DS; add the C-stick (great for avoiding Final Smashes wrecking the analog stick as well) and a superior processor (read: Miiverse posts! Yeah!) to the mix, and what you get is the second good reason to get a 3DS. Too bad that other than this, the New 3DS doesn't quite stand out.

Oh, and there's The Binding Of Isaac, too, but with Tyrone Rodriguez's attitude towards the Wii U, I'm not counting that one.



AlexSora89 commented on Review: Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

The Wii U eShop has digital versions of Wii games, I don't get why the 3DS can't do the same with the DS. (And if you're about to say "because the 3DS is backwards compatible as DS cartridges work just fine on it", don't bother; the WiiU can play Wii games as well.) Wasn't the GBA Virtual Console enough? Does the Wii U have to hog the DS as well?
I'm ranting on this review because Super Mario 64 DS was - and is - a spectacular game I'd like to own in digital format, even though I have it in cartridge format as well; and despite Super Mario 64 was born on a home console, this remake marked the game's handheld debut and there's little to no reason to take a step backwards.
I swear, if the NX is gonna be a successor to both the 3DS and the WiiU, I'll be one of the first to get it. And then, only then I will purchase the GBA Virtual Console games.



AlexSora89 commented on Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would L...:

"and it's worth noting that this particular one was actually commissioned by GalaxyTrail, the game's developer"

Fan tears-worthy content all around, then. Not only for Lilac (or indie characters, for that matter) not being in Smash, but also due to Freedom Planet's makers commissioning their wish to see their character in the Smash style to the same [admittedly talented] guy who trolled the entire Smash fanbase with Rayman just to promote his work.

This is painful and awesome at the same time. Thankfully we're getting two characters this thursday!



AlexSora89 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Re...:

It'd be nice if we just had an official title instead of the generic-sounding "The Legend Of Zelda Wii U". The working title sounds like we're talking about "some Zelda game" that "might" be coming on our console, but even we Nintendo fans are not sure about it. It's really embarassing.



AlexSora89 commented on Bravely Second "Tomahawk" Costume Change Confi...:

I don't know how many (if any) NLers also happen to have Native American ancestry to some extent, but frankly I think it doesn't look as offensive as, say, a blackface costume would be (just ask Jynx). Aside from the sad fact Native Americans have become a minority over the years, I wouldn't otherwise see anything offensive about the "Tomahawk" costume at all in the first place. Then again, I am European and maybe due to cultural differences some concepts might fly above my head.



AlexSora89 commented on SmashPad Arrives on iOS and Aims to Deliver a ...:

Nintendo is officially acknowledging Smash as one of its top franchises. Before Smash 4, Smash used to be in the "Pikmin, Wii Fit, WarioWare etc." category, but now it's becoming a top priority akin to Mario, Zelda and Pokémon. And thank goodness for that!



AlexSora89 commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

You guys really have a thing for giving NLers a heart attack with all those mock-up pictures. Metroid Prime IV is bound to make several users skip some heart beats.

I voted the first three answers, although I want to make it clear that Nintendo MUST include a (unlockable, if they want) Maker-like editor in the next "New" 2D Mario for it to sell. I mean, sure, it would sell anyway, but having a portable Maker would help the new system a fair deal.



AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One ...:

I love the timing of this.
"Nintendo, are you seriously censori--"
"Changing the uncomfortable subject, are w--"

Seriously, I know I've developed a "accentuate the negative" trend in my comments lately, but what with the same News page of NL showing the DLC announcement and the lack of petting just a few articles away from each other, this comment wrote itself.



AlexSora89 commented on Extended Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance...:

So, no Direct, no DLC, no slopes, no 3DS version, no petting, no items, Fox only, Final Destination.
Jokes aside, I hoped there was something cool coming our way. Too bad this isn't the case. What I'm hoping for now, instead, is that the bug isn't the bullet time one covered in that one article. Couldn't they at least explain which bug they were talking about?



AlexSora89 commented on Major Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance is...:

I'd suggest designing the level. I was disappointed when I uploaded my first ten levels and couldn't upload more, until I figured out I could create a lot of good stuff while offline given the 150 star goal was still too far for me to rush levels. I could work on creating actually good levels instead, and I did.



AlexSora89 commented on Fire Emblem Fates Removes 'Petting' Feature in...:

As for your response to @thatguyEZ, remember that some Pokémon react positively when touched in the crotch. Just saying.
However, well, if the compromise can be reached, the mechanic can be reworked a little as well. I don't know, unlock a "SSS support", perhaps? Sky's the limit!

That's what I said: the tastelessness of the joke is the joke. But yeah, I'm often very, very annoyed to how far Family Guy is willing to go (its creator, Seth MacFarlane, is most proud of his hate mail... go figure), and I agree with you on Mike Judge's comedic skills: he can go Simpsons-esque with King Of The Hill, do moronic comedy with Beavis And Butthead, or do contextualized moronic comedy with Idiocracy (seriously, that movie is pure genius in all of its glorious idiocy). What you're talking about afterwards is more of a difference between comedy and farce, and both can be executed well or not. My country, the well-known Boot of Europe, has an infamous tradition known as... well, there's no English word for it, but those are the Italian Christmas comedies, namely farcical films released every year in December. They all feature rapid-fire comedy, gratuitous fanservice, and a level of vulgarity NOT associated with Christmas - needlessly to say, the good ones among them are few and far between. Look up "Cinepanettoni" on Wikipedia, and be enlightened... or not. As for your last paragraph, yeah, that can be exemplified with the Hitman game series. Rated M, featuring a mercenary, with at least one guy to kill in each mission. Lots of violence and gore galore!... except not. Slaughtering innocents decreases the score, and being stealthy is key. Games like these perfectly show that, in many cases, what goes on on the screen is entirely up to the player.

Exactly, games are games and reality is reality. I've crashed my car and bike a few times, but never, never I was fantasizing about red shells being after my wheels and whatnot. As much as I love games and - I'm afraid - I can't live without them, fiction is nothing but a window for our brains to the imaginary, which exists on a plane we can't reach, thankfully I'd add.
Given I talked about Hitman, I'd also mention Grand Theft Auto: in those games, you're a crook and... not much else, usually. The slaughters and rampages that need the freakin' army to come to the rescue are triggered by none other than the players that can't seem to stick to the script. To further hammer the point down, GTA V gave us Trevor: the "GTA player incarnate", according to Rockstar. And lo and behold, that guy is a sociopath that's better off dead. Because his madness, while inspired by user feedback, is actually scripted and shown for the horrific state of mind it is. By putting reality in fiction, fiction can be imagined as part of our own reality, and that's a scary thought. Nightmares are nothing but bad, fictional stuff happening to us. But I digress, I didn't want to go philosphically off-topic: let's get the thread back on its rails!