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allav866

allav866

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allav866

#4

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.

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#11

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.

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#14

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?

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#16

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'.

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#17

allav866 commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

I hope he finds a new job, but you can't discuss how your business works so freely and not expect any repercussions. That's just how a business works. It was nice to have some of my questions regarding localization answered, but not at the cost of someone's job.

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#18

allav866 commented on Nintendo Download: 13th August (North America):

If I wasn't busy paying off a debt, I'd buy PT. It's the first Wii download that supports the GamePad in America. On that note, it's about time we started getting more Wii games on Wii U! Let's hope we don't have to wait until next year for Xenoblade Chronicles.

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#19

allav866 commented on Poll: We Want Your Views on Splatoon Version 2.0:

I love Splatfests enough to sacrifice some sleep before work just to reach "King" status in each one, but the team choices need to be less one-sided. Losing a Splatfest because I chose the less popular team is frustrating, especially when your team won more matches. Last night's Splatfest was a perfect example of what I mean, at least for us American Hot Dogs.
Out of curiosity, how did the PAL Splatfest go?

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#26

allav866 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

From a developer’s point of view, I suppose it’s better not to force users to play these extra features in order to beat a game. Making users play a bunch of minigames only invites unwanted criticism, and I think that makes sense.
I had to play Smash Tour a few times to 100% complete the Challenge Board... But I do see his point. Plus, at least I don't have to play it ever again.

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#27

allav866 commented on GameStop Confirms amiibo 3-Pack Pre-Order Even...:

I'm glad stores are opening an hour early rather than in the middle of the night; my graveyard work schedule would've prevented me from getting this 3-pack otherwise. I'll just stop by after work tomorrow morning!

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#35

allav866 commented on Splatoon's Next North American Splatfest is De...:

@Mikes It's not the same as roasting over a campfire in the great outdoors.
I've roasted both, and both are tasty, but hot dogs are less messy. Plus, if the last Splatfest was anything to go by, as long as I play enough matches, I'll get 24 Super Sea Snails if my team wins, and 18 if we lose, so it's no big loss if I choose the wrong team. Plus, I still got plenty of leftovers from the last Splatfest.

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#37

allav866 commented on Weirdness: Super Mario Bros. 3 is Rather Creep...:

@geordie
par·o·dy /ˈperədē/
noun
1. an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
Nothing about it is comical. My above post wasn't an exaggeration; I nearly fell asleep trying to watch it.

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#40

allav866 commented on Reminder: Amazon-Exclusive Palutena amiibo Ord...:

I'm too busy finishing my collection goal of getting the original Smash Bros. 64 veteran cast. I just need Pikachu, who I'll get after I get paid, and Fox, who I'll import when I'm sure I can afford paying double for an amiibo.

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#44

allav866 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

@MasterBombad I can definitely agree with that. I can not for the life of me understand why Miyamoto thinks F-Zero needs a new controller. The GamePad works great in MK8, even with motion controls in 200cc, so what makes F-Zero so different? I could go on, but this is old news, and there's nothing left to say about it.

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#45

allav866 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

@MasterBombad It hardly seems fair to compare a fanbase whose first game in a good while is a co-op game to a fanbase that's spoiled to hell with how many games they get. Neither is a perfect fanbase, but they're way too different. Try comparing the Metroid fanbase to something more relatable, like the F-Zero fanbase. I can't remember which came last, GX or GP Legend, but it's been much longer than 5 years, and all Nintendo has produced for F-Zero was a minigame in Nintendoland (which was vastly inferior to the hectic multiplayer Metroid minigame) and a couple of DLC tracks and some other minor content in a non-F-Zero antigravity racer. If anything, the F-Zero fanbase has received less love than the Metroid fanbase, and have more reason to riot than the Metroid fans, yet there was never a petition to have Mario Kart 8 cancelled, or have its antigravity physics removed, or there was and I never heard of it because it didn't receive many signatures.

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#47

allav866 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

@roy130390 Well, I don't see what people see in Ridley, he's just a barbaric space dragon, whose backstory is only explained in a non-canon manga, but he'd definitely be a better candidate than any of the bounty hunters from Metroid Prime: Hunters. @MasterBombad I can definitely acknowledge that Zelda fans such as myself have been spoiled rotten by Nintendo, to where a good number of them were upset at Zelda U's absence from E3, despite the unexpected announcements for 2 3DS games (for the record, I didn't expect any Zelda announcements and would've been okay if the series was completely absent from E3, just knowing that Zelda U will be shown at some point later). Still, they've never had a petition with 22,000 signatures to have a game cancelled, either.
I find that the fact a petition like that even exists is a testament to how bad the fanbase has gotten, especially when they complained the last time a Metroid game was cancelled, and now they'd rather have another cancelled game than give this new game a chance.

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#48

allav866 commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

It's been a while since Pachter was featured in an article here! Not surprising, really. Let me pick apart this quote:
"My advice to the next CEO of Nintendo is to consider exploiting Nintendo IP following the Disney example, with movies, toys, toys to life, pajamas, theme parks, etc. Nintendo has already begun to do this, but the successor should redouble their efforts."
You want another Super Mario Bros. Movie? Seriously, Disney characters are born from movies, and are usually awkward in video games, even in Kingdom Hearts! Nintendo characters are born from video games, and don't belong in any other entertainment medium, period!

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#49

allav866 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

@Whopper744 ^This. I don't see why the Metroid fanbase can't be happy we're finally getting a co-op Prime game. Up until now a bunch of other Nintendo franchises got a co-op game: Mario (both 2D and 3D), Zelda, Kirby, so why not Metroid? Any time Nintendo tries to be creative, the fanboys go ape-you-know-what-crazy!

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#50

allav866 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

I never knew about the petition. The Metroid fanbase, IMHO, can be the worst fanbase for any Nintendo franchise. They expect too much from a new game before it's announced, then gripe when it doesn't have what they wanted before it's even released. Case in point: Ridley's absence from the Smash Bros. roster, even after Sakurai explained the reasoning behind it.