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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 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.



AshFoxX commented on New Avengers Game, With Spider-Man, is Swingin...:

As AVGN once said, if it's only released in Japan, it means it's either the only good one, or it's really, REALLY bad... Of course I am paraphrasing because it is 3AM and I am too lazy to look up the actual quote. Just know it was from the Star Wars games video.



AshFoxX commented on Weirdness: Pikmin on GameCube Can Be Run in Wi...:

This is VERY cool. I always love to see beta/behind the scenes/early renders of nintendo games, so this is right up my alley. I think I'm going to find some youtube footage and veg out for a bit and see what it's all about.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Hyperkin RetroN 5 Review - King Of The ...:

I'm holding off from a retro clone console until they have a NES/SNES/N64/GENS+MD console. GB/C and GBA are nice but they belong on a handheld retro clone. Maybe one that plays GB/C/GBA/GG/LYNX.

A console that covers Atari 2600-Jag or even a clone that emulates all of the original Odyssey or Vectrex games would see a nice spot in my collection.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank ...:

I have a feeling that a majority of the NA readers would pick Wild Gunman, while the EU readers might gravitate more toward Bank Panic since the Master System was much more successful in EU while the NES was king in NA.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: Ten Must Play Titles on the Game Boy:

I still remember the first game I ever beat was on my old brick Game Boy. Kirby's Dream Land. Good times. I also remember playing a lot of Batman: The Animated Series, Blues Brothers, Tetris, F1 Challenge, Alleyway, Looney Tunes and Super Mario Land. There were probably more but those pop up in my brain as ones I had packed in my case on long car trips every summer growing up.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

I got NES Remix free with the club Nintendo platinum award, so I probably won't be chomping at the bit for physical. Had I known one was in the cards, I might have picked another game though.

eShop is fine, but I am constantly worrying about storage space on the HDD and the fact that I am a budget shopper and digital games always have rare sales that usually don't amount to much of a discount over time, at least on the home console services. (although I did pick up some GTA games on my PS3 during a recent flash sale for Rockstar.)

Typically, Steam is my digital store, and Origin occasionally gives stuff away so that's why it is popular with me. Very rarely do I ever buy a game at it's full introduction price unless it's something I absolutely have to get, like Mario Kart 8. Budgeting for my hobby is tough when you have a young child and wife to appease, lol!



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

Poor old Nintendo just can't catch a break. It's hard to believe how overwhelmingly successful Nintendo was in it's heyday compared to the slow but steady losses they have amassed since moving on from the Wii.

After all, the NES accounted for over 85 percent of the market share in NA and JP.



AshFoxX commented on Video: The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari:...:

@ACK ...Are you kidding? These guys solved one of the biggest gaming mysteries in the history of the industry. Many people were certain that the story of burying the carts was an urban legend. The fact that they were found is amazing, and it's extremely important to the history of the gaming industry.

I am frothing at the mouth to watch this. Now we just need the Blockbuster Atari and Console Wars movies.