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AlexSora89

AlexSora89

The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 25, 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, as well as Super Smash Bros' long-overdue handheld debut on the Nintendo 3DS.

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AlexSora89

#1

AlexSora89 commented on Bethesda: The Time For Convincing Publishers A...:

Fun fact: I'd love to punch that smug smile of his now that I own both Skyrim and a 360: the game in question crashed within the first 15 minutes of gameplay, as soon as the first dragon arrived.

If you want to whine about Nintendo, you should make a working game first. In Nintendo games, more often than not you run into bugs if you're actively looking for them. To clarify - so you're making buggy games? Fair enough. You have the stones to criticize Nintendo after your big-budget game crashes within the first thirty minutes of gameplay? Screw you, Pete. Know your place.

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#8

AlexSora89 commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

@RaphaBoss
Some of those challenges were kinda annoying, that's all. But that's nothing compared to the blue coins in Sunshine - Nintendo should have just slapped "Buy a guide" on the game's cover. Seriously, those coins were so hard to find, that the game suggested the player to save. Heck, I had more fun with Luigi's Purple Coins in Galaxy, and that one took me Palutena-knows-how-many tries to complete. Among 64, Sunshine and Galaxy, the GameCube Mario game is the one I never felt the need to fully complete - it's an okay game on its own right, but if you compare it to other Mario, it just can't compete.

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#10

AlexSora89 commented on Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For Th...:

@SonataAndante
I didn't mean you're not allowed to complain, it's more of a matter of "why should we say then?", which is where my list of games that Europe never got started from. But then again, now that I've said my piece I realized I really shouldn't derail the article towards full whine-to-whine combat.

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#12

AlexSora89 commented on Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For Th...:

@SonataAndante
I knew such a rant on my part would cause some reactions at the very least, and maybe I overreacted a bit. It's just that, as bad as being left out is, in this thread many NA fans have made a mountain out of a molehill - and the bad part isn't this fact per se, but rather the background of NA not getting limited editions compared to Europe not getting games as a whole, for years. Even worse is how the fact that "a game that we didn't sell you years ago is NOW available" is considered a selling point, for example with - outside of the Nintendo spectrum - Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain Of Memories for the PS2, as it stayed out of Europe back in the day only to be included with Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix for the PS3 years later. You know, when companies do this... it feels like a mockery, rubbing in our faces the fact that the only reason we get this or that game is just because they decided so. Which is how all releases work, but... it's kind of different at the same time.

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#13

AlexSora89 commented on Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For Th...:

Now that I've blown off so much steam, I can be objective again - the art, right.
I'd point out that the character artwork is the same as the original game... but the new cover art would make up for anything.
The only thing I hope for is "A New Day" being a playable sandbox mode, akin to Another Day in The World Ends With You. A free-to-explore, post-game, lighter world and the nightmarish three-day cycle shouldn't be mutually exclusive.

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#14

AlexSora89 commented on Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For Th...:

My, my, how many rear-end-hurt NA fans. Listen to this Italian fan - until lately, being a European Nintendo fan has been no picnic, trust me on this one.
Let's recap, shall we? Shovel Knight? Came out just yesterday in our region, while you've been playing it for months. Remember WarioWare: Twisted? Yeah? Well, we don't recall it ever hitting our shelves. Neither we remember ever seeing Drill Dozer around here. Oh, but we did get Brawl... in summer, five unbearable, lousy months after NA. And what about Super Mario RPG? We only got it on the Wii, about fifteen years after its original SNES release in the land of the eagles. And speaking of Eagleland, what about Earthbound? An old - a masterpiece as it has ever been, but nonetheless an undeniably old title - game, sold as a system seller, again, this time around with the WiiU, going as far as marking that game's official release date as 2013 in the Masterpieces section of the European version of the 50-fact Extravaganza Direct for the WiiU Smash Bros.
I could rant about delayed releases - which at times amount to year gaps - for hours on end, but to make this quick, let's just say that NoE cuddling its customers a bit more than usual has been a long time coming.

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#29

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab th...:

If there's one large stage I'd have wanted in the 3DS version, it's Temple. Can't really complain (Magicant), but Temple, coupled with Onett (another stage hogged by the WiiU version, which really should have been on 3DS - but as I said, can't complain, because Magicant) and Fountain Of Dreams (or Green Greens) for a 3D Kirby stage, would have made the 3DS version more complete than ever.

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#30

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

Anyway, I'm keeping my hype low to avoid hype-induced self-harm, and because I don't own a WiiU (yet) anyway. However, I want a new character trailer, because the ones we've seen so far managed to out-charm Team Fortress 2's "Meet the team" ones. And that's saying something!

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#34

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. Slams the Competition Yet Ag...:

@Einherjar
It's not a bad game per se, mind you. It just happens to have the misfortune of carrying a name way heavier than the game itself, and thankfully it didn't get titled "Yoshi's Island 2" as originally planned. As long as you remember it's a sequel developed by an external studio, and you're able to forget it's supposed to carry the Yoshi heritage on its shoulders, it's actually a pretty enjoyable title. Not to mention the fact the plot is respectful to the SNES original, contrary to... THAT opening cutscene seen at the beginning of Yoshi's New Island.

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#36

AlexSora89 commented on Super Smash Bros. Slams the Competition Yet Ag...:

Not surprised. Something tells me that if only the DS had faced the same problems that [initially] crippled its successor, we'd have seen a portable Smash even sooner. ;)
However, about the day one breach - today I've checked out the retailer I often buy stuff from and, as they've done for years, bam! Smash Bros for 3DS (complete with the dual-cartridge bundle, to boot!). But given I'm waiting for the digital release, I'm willing to share the same pain felt by those who are waiting for the portable Nintendo encyclopedia to come out.

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#39

AlexSora89 commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

This colossal middle finger of a response is delightfully karmic. Hopefully the PS/X gamers have had their fun with their (allegedly) "multiplatform" titles which casually always ended up skipping Nintendo consoles. Now it's our turn - and as the first commenter said: payback time!

Also, Bayonetta getting a trophy in the WiiU version of Super Smash Bros would be the icing on the cake.

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#48

AlexSora89 commented on Ocarina of Time gets a 2D Makeover:

@Spoony_Tech
Aside from that rimshot and the use of "kick the bucket", I don't see how this can hurt Ocarina Of Time in any way. Personally, I'd be glad if a good ROM came out of this, rather than a PC game.
However, the fan project I care about the most is Mother 4. About this, I dunno. As I just said, comedic writing belongs to Mario & Luigi, not a Zelda game. But who knows, maybe some Mystery Science Theatre 3000-style riffing can give this project some more personality (not that Ocarina Of Time ever needed it in the first place, mind you).

On a brighter note, this might just be the right Ocarina Of Time for Egoraptor (if anyone's puzzled by what I've just said, check out his "A Link To The Past vs. Ocarina Of Time" video).

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#50

AlexSora89 commented on Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work Wi...:

@abbyhitter
Don't even get me started on that one. I mean, "Mushroom Kingdom" written with Mario font? The fire rod as a weapon for Donald? Heck, even Goofy with the Hylian Shield, or even a small portion of the Pokémon gameplay in a Kanto world.
Well, you meant a Nintendo-themed Kingdom Hearts in a metaphorical sense, while I took you a bit more literally. But Sora, Donald and Goofy ending up in the Nintendo worlds is just too awesome, and Sora taking on Ganon just feels too right.