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Sat 12th May, 2012

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allav866 commented on Rumour: Mii Fighter amiibo Might Be a Toys "R"...:

I could imagine buffing these up--as opposed to other characters' amiibo--using equipment, and team up with friends to try to take down the Lv. 50 boss: myself!
I'm past the point where I'm sick of store exclusivity, but at least now we know it's only temporary, at least for some amiibo.



allav866 commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

NL staff, I have to request that articles revolving around analysts get their own "Analysts" category, because calling their opinions "News" is just inappropriate. You guys have your own "Soapbox" or "Talking Point" categories for when your staff members want to share their opinions with the readers, and analysts' opinions are "News" because...? "News" should be reserved for facts, not the mindless tripe that middle-aged men are paid to spew.



allav866 commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Wii U eShop / GBA):

Me and DK '94 have a weird history. My dad sent me and my brother a GameBoy for Christmas one year with three games: Super Mario Land 2, DK '94, and Mortal Kombat. My mother didn't let us touch the latter, which is possibly why I suck so bad at fighters, and DK '94 became too hard for me in its later stages, so I ended up playing SML2 most of the time. It wasn't until DK '94 came to the 3DS eShop that I picked it up again and beat it. Now I think I've grown to appreciate it more than SML2, and I hope that this sequel to it is released in America soon. (after Metroid: Zero Mission, of course)



allav866 commented on Nintendo Download: 10th September (North America):

I'm glad to be picking up Super Mario Maker tomorrow, but I feel like Nintendo is missing a good opportunity by not having a sale on the four games represented. New Super Mario Bros. is due for a price drop anyways.



allav866 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Produce Another Supe...:

Sometimes gamers don't want to be surprised. Happy Home Designer was enough of a surprise, but for a Wii U title, it would've been better to give players what they want over what Nintendo thinks they want and not know that they want it. Pikmin 4 is a good surprise, but at the same time nobody would expect a main entry in the series so soon after Pikmin 3, and a spin-off would've been completely acceptable.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a bad surprise because the series hadn't seen a good game in a good while, and for the new game to be a spin-off with an emphasis on multiplayer just left long-time fans confused and angry, and introducing it as a sci-fi sports title during NWC 2015 didn't help any. (For the record, I'm still looking forward to Federation Force, but I also acknowledge that it was a huge mistake on Nintendo's part.)



allav866 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer...:

I can't disagree with my heart here. I love SMB3 and World, but the original Super Mario Bros. spoke to me more than any other title. It embodies what people love about video games. It isn't about the gameplay, or the power-ups, and especially not the graphics. It's about the memories a game creates for the player. Super Mario Bros. was the first game I ever played and beat, and I still enjoy it to this day, and I'll always remember that moment I finally saved Princess Peach for the first time with my big brother cheering me on. I don't love Super Mario Bros. because I love video games; I love video games because I love Super Mario Bros.



allav866 commented on Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Be...:

Here I am, trying to decide if I want the HD Collection for an extra playable character in the first game, or just get the sequel on 3DS, since I have the first one already, and then there's a bunch of bigots whose chances of ever enjoying the game are crushed by a single kiss.



allav866 commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

@brutalpanda No different from PokéMon trading card booster packs. Besides, it's not like you ever choose which characters move into your town in any of the Animal Crossing games. The only way to do that is to make arrangements with someone who has that character in his town to have it move to yours, which isn't unlike buying/trading cards online.
As far as getting each and every amiibo card goes, if amiibo collectors don't want to suffer what trading card collectors of any kind have to deal with, they should just stay away from the amiibo cards and focus on the figurines.



allav866 commented on Poll: Is Pokkén Tournament The Wii U Release...:

Whether the game does well or not, I believe, comes down to what separates it from the arcade experience and makes it a full-fledged retail game for a home-console. I'm talking about online connectivity, a story mode, amiibo support, more characters, DLC, and maybe some cameo appearances from Tekken characters. I don't doubt that the game will cost $60, so gamers better get their money's worth.



allav866 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th August (North America):

I bought the Phoenix Wright Trilogy during Capcom's last sale. If it's on sale this time, I might pick up Dual Destinies. Does it matter that I haven't played Apollo Justice or Miles Edgeworth Investigations?



allav866 commented on This Mario Kart XXL Game Boy Advance Prototype...:

I would say it looks legit, but the ugly title screen and its Comic Sans tell me otherwise. The fact that the "demo" uses assets from Super Circuit tells me it's either an early beta of that game or a fan-made project and the creator is trollin'.