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AlexSora89

AlexSora89

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.]

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AlexSora89

#1

AlexSora89 commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

@BLPs

"So I have to interject and remind them, just because the next game in the series came out, the previous one, perhaps more in tune with certain tastes for instance, did not cease to exist and be removed from reality. You can still play that. It didn't go anywhere."

[claps his hands until they bleed]

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#2

AlexSora89 commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

@BLPs

"So I have to interject and remind them, just because the next game in the series came out, the previous one, perhaps more in tune with certain tastes for instance, did not cease to exist and be removed from reality. You can still play that. It didn't go anywhere."

[claps his hands until they bleed]

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#3

AlexSora89 commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

Also, the Avengers reference is truly in poor taste, considering how painful the wait for each reunion movie is. Yeah, each hero's story is interesting to learn, but this doesn't stop me from being mostly excited about the 2017-2018 Phase Three finale.

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#4

AlexSora89 commented on Blast Ball is Actually the Tutorial in Metroid...:

Yeah, meeting Samus, only to mutter "please don't go away" under your breath as the five-minute cutscene with her ends. How about a "Featuring Samus from the Metroid series!" sticker on the box art while you're at it?

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#8

AlexSora89 commented on Rare Founders To Be Honoured At The Develop In...:

Additionally, it should be said that Rare deserves an award for being humble enough to sell thirty of their games for one buck each. Meanwhile, Super Mario Bros. is still sold for five bucks on the eShop. Quite a far cry, indeed.

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#10

AlexSora89 commented on Rare Founders To Be Honoured At The Develop In...:

"More importantly: all of their creations champion and focus on fun, enjoyment and memorable characters - laughing in the face of business models or the demands of gritty triple–A games."

Yeah, they should thank the company they worked for. Not the one who forced them to create dumb sports titles... the other one. The same one that goes by these principles itself.

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#14

AlexSora89 commented on Matters Of Import: 3D Gunstar Heroes Is Hypera...:

I'll wait and see if the game has the same level select as, say, 3D Classics Sonic The Hedgehog or 3D Classics Streets Of Rage. Mostly because I'm still stuck at the maze stage in the GBA remaquel (sequel/remake), Gunstar Future Heroes (or Gunstar Super Heroes for you yanks out there), and I wouldn't want to get through it more than the two times required by GFH.

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#19

AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

Knowing how much of a sellout Ubisoft and other third parties turned out to be, the NX is between a rock and a hard place. On the bright side, it's a good thing that Nintendo showed developers their next console. On the other... well, that's where the "sellout" part I mentioned kicks in: kiss Nintendo's desire for rivals not to steal their ideas goodbye.

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#24

AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Didn't Mention Mobile At E3 2015 Beca...:

"Given that Nintendo spent a sizeable portion of its Digital Event talking about how Yarn Yoshi amiibos are made, we feel there might have been a little scope to talk about other projects - but perhaps you feel that Reggie is correct here?"

In other words, "with all the filler, they might as well as talk about mobile stuff". And you know what? I agree with you, @Damo. Although, then again, now that Reggie pointed it out I'm glad Ninty kept focusing on actual games, as few as they were.

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#25

AlexSora89 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hittin...:

With so little time (pun not intended) passing between the 3DS remake and this announcement, I'm afraid we're witnessing the Nintendo kind of damage control. I always thought we would have never gotten Smash on a handheld or a Mario level editor on a home console if, respectively, the 3DS and the WiiU didn't face trouble before (heck, should the DS have faced the same hardship as the 3DS during the latter's first year, we would probably have seen a downgraded, portable Brawl as well), and this is likewise suspiciously generous. It's not as blatant as, say, the Ambassador Games for the 3DS, but once you consider Donkey Kong 64, the first two Mother games getting rereleased worldwide, GBA and DS games rereleased digitally on a home console... you kind of get the picture, the list goes on. Thing is, on other platforms, usually things don't come out as a last resort in order to win back the crowd; here, however, Nintendo waited for four New Super Mario Bros games to come out before giving its fan base the "car keys" that everyone unwilling to use Lunar Magic has been waiting for - and if the WiiU wasn't so in trouble (I'm not falling for either the "we decided to turn our editor into a game" or the anniversary thing), Super Mario Maker would have been saved for another emergency.

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#27

AlexSora89 commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

I'll say here what I wanted to say on the proper Fire Emblem article. I'm really glad Nintendo is fully embracing the diversity of its demographic, and despite it shouldn't be, it's still kind of a big deal. It's audacious, courageous and worthy of respect.
Still, I'm afraid a lot of conservative Nintendo users will get rather salty due to this bold move. I'm a straight dude, if it helps.

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#34

AlexSora89 commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

The most symbolic thing about this was Miyamoto talking about the shrine. After enduring that awesome-but-painfully-long Muppet intro, when I saw we were already twenty minutes into the Digital Event I thought "man, this feels like filler - this is not Nintendo's year, is it."... and man, did it suck to be right.

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#37

AlexSora89 commented on Reggie Explains Why Donkey Kong And Bowser Wer...:

As much as I'm glad Nintendo is merchandising their characters more (so much that I finally managed to get my hands on my first amiibo, Link), I've never been a fan of the Skylanders model. To which extent? If you told my 12-year-old self that one day, Donkey Kong and Bowser would appear alongside Spyro in a game, I would have wet my pants. Now? I'm totally indifferent to this, courtesy of the purple dragon's awful redesign. That's how indifferent I am to all of this.

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#38

AlexSora89 commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

Honestly, from Xbox 360/Playstation 3/Wii U to me graphics have gotten realistic enough for me to stop caring, as I can't really tell if a game uses the hardware well or not on such advanced systems. That said, even I could see that, even by "still in development" standards, this game could do a lot more. But I'm confident Platinum, after Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101, has grown accostumed to the hardware enough to be able to give the game a nice coat of paint before release. Even better - if Miyamoto handles the gameplay and Platinum takes care of the graphical aspect, we've got a new gem in our hands.

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#39

AlexSora89 commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

WHAT?! "Take more risks"? Okay, I'm glad to see he refers to trying new stuff, but seriously, that's yet another case of a poor choice of words. Buying anything on the eShop is taking a risk, because the account is stupidly tied to the console. If a consumer buys a digital game, may it be retail or downloadable-only, and if anything happens to the console, boom, game over. And after the Wii, yet again, Nintendo didn't learn with the 3DS entries of Mario Kart and Smash, as save files can't be backed up. Seriously, I'm starting to realize Nintendo has a lot to catch up on.

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#40

AlexSora89 commented on First Impressions: Linking Up in The Legend of...:

Hyped for this one. Art style-wise, a cross between A Link Between Worlds and the Wind Waker-esque toon Links seen in Four Swords? How can so few people see the unadulterated WIN in that?

Also, a spiritual sequel to Four Swords Anniversary, in that not only it has multiplayer, but a single player mode as well. And for the three-player limit? Who cares?!

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#42

AlexSora89 commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Producer Expla...:

Why do you think Kingdom Hearts' protagonist Sora was an unlockable character in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days for the DS? There should be the option to do so in Federation Force as well. I hate it when the mythology gag trope (as in, a throwaway reference in a spinoff to the main events in a franchise) is used to say "yeah, we reference the character you won't get to play as, because we just have to do that in order to keep up the atmosphere"... bah.
At least there's Smash, the number one source for playing as Samus when she gets no games (for example, on the N64).

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#45

AlexSora89 commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

@Dezzy
Basically, a Simon Cowell-esque "it'd be cruel to be too kind" behavior, huh.

I'll be honest, I was disappointed myself. I was discussing the Digital Event with my Xbox-loving, bizarro-me of a friend and ultimately had to admit Nintendo screwed it up this year - and not as "a" company, but by Nintendo standards, yeah, they screwed it up - especially given, as I mentioned elsewhere, Earthbound Beginnings and the Smash DLC were dealt with before E3, rather than saving them as the "big announcements" of the Event: at this point, they could as well have saved them for the Digital Event proper.

A cutesy-looking multiplayer shooter? Fine. Associating it with the Metroid franchise? Not so fine. Blast Ball? Looks like a blast. Metroid Prime Blast Ball? It sucks. See where I'm going here? That's exactly the point I made when arguing with @Quorthon about Affordable Space Adventures: titles are important, period. If I were to publish a shooter and it has enough to do with Metroid, I could (although that's not necessary by any means) shoehorn the Metroid name into the title and change the game in order to make it fit right in the Metroid series' lore. It worked when the Sakurai-helmed shooter was ultimately revealed as the third Kid Icarus game - but in that case, it worked. It won its audience right with the trailer. Now? It has blown up in Nintendo's face so hard, there's a petition to get it cancelled.

The game itself can still win us over? Yes, it can. But it needs to be retooled into either its own thing, or into a true, honest-to-God Metroid Prime game.

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#49

AlexSora89 commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

So basically this is the Halo Wars/ODST/Reach of Metroid games, considering you don't get to do stuff as Samus. Well, at least the 3DS has a shooter. One by Nintendo, I mean. Maybe with Splatoon on WiiU they thought 3DS gamers felt left out?

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#50

AlexSora89 commented on Triforce Heroes Resurrects Zelda Co-Op On Nint...:

Alongside Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, this is what got me most excited. Other than the reasons @Azikira mentioned, well, it's a spiritual successor to Four Swords Anniversary, which is all fine and dandy in my book. I wouldn't have cared for it if it was multiplayer-only like the first Four Swords, but I'm glad to see this isn't the case.