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Playing modern classics since 1988.

Male, 26, United States

Video games are my passion, and Nintendo is the heart of that passion. Also, ponies rock. Avatar courtesy of Beavernator on deviantart.

Wed 5th March, 2014

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AshFoxX commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Phase 1: Miyamoto approaches the developer and urges them to change the title to F-Zero U and incorporate the F-Zero characters like he ruined Star Fox with Dinosaur Planet from Rare in 2002.

Phase 2:...

Phase 3: Profit!



AshFoxX commented on Video: These Hacked Mario Kart 8 Runs Show Tra...:

I love seeing these videos. My favorite one was the air view of the SNES retro track. Something about the simplicity of it, yet placing what looked to me like a cottage in with the trees far off from the track was very cool.



AshFoxX commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

All I took away from this was an excellent proof of concept: The 3DS is compatible with the Wii U. Now we just need Zelda Four Swords Adventures on Wii U VC using 3DS to replace the cumbersome GBA to gamecube cables.



AshFoxX commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Might also consider a purchase if it doesn't try to bleed $60.00 out of me for a 5 month old game. Not likely, but I like to think there's at least a little bit of intelligence in everyone.



AshFoxX commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

I'll consider a purchase if they make good use of the gamepad. I'd like to support it just in case Ubi ever decides to finish Beyond Good and Evil 2. Knowing them though, they'd probably skip Wii U on that game anyway.



AshFoxX commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

I'd probably bite at the retro inspired design if it wasn't so lazy, and if they had saved it for the N3DS. I used to have the NES edition GBA SP and it was the best design I've ever seen. Shame it was stolen in high school.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo 64x64: Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64:

It was a tragic decision to cancel Starwing 2. the game was pretty much done, and it is SO different from the other games in the series, I honestly think it would have coexisted just fine on the SNES. In fact, Star Fox 2 is my favorite game in the series, and definitely has the best replay value since every new game has random planets and battleships to liberate, as well as strategically managing your time to make sure Corneria stays safe from missiles and enemy swarms, especially on Hard.

Star Fox 64 was excellent, but dang it, Star Fox 2 was a wasted opportunity... That should be Ninty's new tagline. Nintendo: Home of Wasted opportunities.



AshFoxX commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

Strange, I figured the N3DS's extra buttons and c-stick basically put on the system the stuff that the Pro gave the original system so they could be more or less cross-compatible in a way. Nintendo is shooting themselves in the foot with this decision as it would have been smarter to market New 3DS to those who haven't bought or are in need of replacing a 3DS, while the Circle Pad Pro and XL could remedy for those of us that supported the handheld for years and don't want to shell out full price for such a small upgrade.

Granted the hardware is still slightly better on the N3DS but it's still a wasted opportunity to actually sell some of their own products. However I guess I should learn that Ninty makes a lot of strange decisions and yet they are still around. Still pisses me off I can't play GBA games on my 3DSXL even though the proof of concept already exists that it can be done due to the Ambassadors program. I would have bought so many GBA VC games if I could play them somewhere other than my living room.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

@Jim_Purcell I wouldn't say it's worth holding it like that, but it's just the way I always held it. If I try to hold it 'properly' with left hand on the middle grip, it feels wrong and my precision is thrown out of whack. I also have fairly large hands now. I'm actually genuinely surprised how comfortable I feel with a wiimote and nunchuck since my left hand is essentially on a middle grip of an N64, in fact it's my preferred controller setup for Wii and Wii U games when I hand the gamepad to someone. I don't even use the Pro controller that much.

Besides, N64 is my all-time favorite video game system, even given the controller design and my absolute ignorance for how to hold it all these years. In the end, the small cramps are worth it for the excellent games I can play. It's also my favorite controller because I was the perfect age when the system came out, and the design is so unique and recognizable so when I see even a shadow of one, I suddenly get the urge to play some fun Nintendo games.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I still don't hold the controller right. When I was a kid I'd hold the controller like every other controller - from the sides, and never the center grip. I still play this way today, and yes, my hand still cramps after a couple hours, but dang it it's worth it.

I was actually having a discussion about the N64 controller with my best friend and I came to the realization that the N64 controller was probably THE WORST controller for any major video game console, but the games were so good we didn't care or notice how bad it was.



AshFoxX commented on Interview: Six Miles Under Developer Discusses...:

The animations look smooth and cool, but this reminds me of what I hated most about some platformers when it's too dark to see your enemies. This game seems to have that problem in spades, and it's actually a feature since all the characters are silhouettes that lurk in dark shadows.




AshFoxX commented on Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One O...:

No retro console skins? No Zelda skins? No Metroid, Star Fox or Pokemon?

This is a wasted opportunity. If I do buy a 'new' 3DS, I will be sticking with the XL model. Hopefully by then we will have a red or red/black system in the ranks.



AshFoxX commented on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Oo...:

I'm cautiously optimistic about this one. I bought the last TMNT game on Wii and was VERY disappointed with it. Probably the first time I brought back a brand new game the same day I bought it. If they really want to wow me, Konami needs to release on Wii U eShop Turtles Arcade and Turtles in Time much in the same way Capcom released the arcade games for Dungeons and Dragons. If they threw in the Simpsons game as an unlockable title I'd be all over that too.



AshFoxX commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

@Crimzonlogic DQ IX was my first experience of Dragon Quest, and since then I have picked up Dragon Warrior I & II and Dragon Warrior III on Gameboy Color, DQ IV, V and VI on DS and DQ VIII on PS2. (Just called Dragon Quest in EU I believe.) I feel they have more appeal and character than any Final Fantasy game I have ever played, and it's sadly overlooked in the west compared to Final Fantasy, though surprisingly the opposite is true in Japan. I would recommend tracking down a copy of DQ IX and trying it out for yourself :)



AshFoxX commented on Square Enix Wants To Bring Dragon Quest VII To...:

I'd much rather get DQVII than another friggen Final Hallway game any day of the week. DQ VII is the only one I haven't really had any time with since the only console version I have is VIII which was much cheaper online than VII, the rest I have on GBC and DS.

RPG's are only appealing to me on handhelds since they are a time suck and I can play them anywhere in the house and put them down at the slightest distraction without needing to find a save spot, and taking up the family tv.

My dream is a bioware Mass Effect game on 3DS, or even Vita. yeah, I'd buy a Vita for Mass Effect.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

I can't believe it but I think this may have tipped the fence for me to preorder instead of waiting for hype to die down. I'm more excited about 3DS than I am for the Wii U version probably because I tend to have my 3DS with me everywhere I go and my favorite thing to do in the entire world is LAN parties so I have always loved handheld multiplayer games. No doubt all of my 3DS laden friends will have this loaded at all times as well.



AshFoxX commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

I'm glad they moved the volume slider to the top screen, I was getting sick of losing audio in Mario Kart 7 due to the system sliding around in my palms. I might just have to add another 3DS XL to my red DSLite, red 3DS XL, and if I can get it back from my ex, my red original 3DS.

In case you haven't figured it out, I will probably only bite if they release a red or red/black XL system or a limited edition that I must have.

Then again I might spring for the regular size N3DS if they have star fox inspired faceplates, even if I have to sacrifice my large hands cramping... I dunno.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

All I really need to urge is that if some games are going to be released that require the new hardware changes, at least early on, they should include something in the packaging that will allow current 3DS adopters to upgrade at a minimal price better than any deal GameStop would likely offer.

This situation appears to be an expensive and more aggravating version of the expansion pack from the N64. However in that instance the only games that required it either still let you play sections of the games without it, (Perfect Dark) or the game came shipped with one. (DK64) Also, the expansion pack was much cheaper than buying a complete handheld.

Hopefully if they release a MUST HAVE for my game collection that requires the 'expansion pack' or the new nipple and z buttons, they will have released a red XL system to replace my baby, and hopefully offer an incentive deal to upgrade.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

It was a close call between 3D World, SMW2: Yoshi's Island (the best 2D platformer in the universe) and Mario Galaxy. I also haven't played Galaxy 2 yet, so that may yet change my mind but as of now, I had to make the slide to 3D World, if for nothing else it's the most fun I've had with my friends and family outside of Mario Kart.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I would feel compelled to buy more VC games, even at the current prices, if I knew the game was going to be mine for life through Nintendo Network, and I'd be able to carry them over to future and current Nintendo platforms.

I'm still seething about all the VC games I bought for Wii under the wrong assumption that I would be able to transfer everything for free.



AshFoxX commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

Personally, my headcanon thus far is the new Link for Zelda Wii U is female. I'm hoping this is true because I tend to prefer a female avatar, especially on long quests like a Zelda game. After all, if I'm going to be staring at a characters butt for hours on end, might as well be a nice butt.