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Thu 14th May 2009

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astarisborn94 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@RCMADIAX Consoles cannot do well without third-party support and as the Wii U proves, Nintendo's consoles aren't exempt from this. The NX NEEDS to have decent third-party support or few gamers will take them seriously outside the dedicated Nintendo core fans. That's why Nintendo having no third-party support outside of indies (which won't sell consoles) is a horrible idea; because it's their ticket out of the console manufacturer business.

The NX is Nintendo's last chance to remain relevant in the video game industry (unless we want to count the mobile market) so I expect them to put everything into it. If they aren't taking their next console seriously, then they are just wasting consumers time. In such a situation, nothing barring a possible Mother 3 localization would get me to buy a NX.



astarisborn94 commented on Nintendo Unable To Promise When It Can Remedy ...:

So in other words... the prices of Amiibos that aren't incredibly common are just going to keep going up for an eternity?

I seriously hope I can snatch a pre-order of the Lucas Amiibo and then I'm finished with this tripe-fest that is Nintendo's handling of Amiibos.



astarisborn94 commented on ​Playtonic Confirms Post-Release DLC as the ...:

Am I the only one that's actually somewhat wary about them announcing DLC if two million pounds gets raised? Like I can understand if it's during the period where the game goes gold but before the Kickstarter period even ends? Like, why is DLC even in Playtonic's mind now? This is not something that they need to be worried about right now; it shouldn't be a concern up until the game gets released. While it's good that they clarified it would work on it after the game releases, they shouldn't have to pressure themselves to add onto more contents after the game is finished as they already got enough to work with.



astarisborn94 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Positive Feelings ...:

I'd figure that I should mention that it was me that sent in the news tip. I've been following character speculation for three and a half years (June, 2011 to December, 2014) and just recently came back due to the Smash Ballot announcement. Being someone that really disliked how Nintendo Everything and GoNIntendo left off important part of the Famitsu column, I wanted to send news tip of the full article so that the users would get the full story.

This was a really good article overall. Sakurai mentioning how DLC is for the fans is very encouraging to hear and it shows that they really want to do everything they can to satisfy fans. I'm not saying we should expect 10+ DLC characters, but I don't think it's unreasonable to see say, eight or nine when all is said and done.



astarisborn94 commented on Former Rare Devs Playtonic Want Donkey Kong Co...:

@allav866: Neither Tiki Tong or Lord Fredrik are seen by most people as memorable. King K. Rool in comparison is very fondly remembered, given the fact that he has been the antagonist for nine games (DKC 1-3, DK64, Donkey Kong Land 1-3, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber, and Donkey Kong: King of Swings); all of which except Jungle Climbers are already available in either the Wii U or 3DS for purchase so it's not like people can't experience him. Plus Retro's Michael Kelbaugh (who is the president of the company) is following the Kremling Kampaigner Twitter which shows that they have not ruled out the concept of bringing them back. Odds are good that they (or someone else) will bring King K. Rool back for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3. The fans have been clamoring for King K. Rool's return; whenever that is in the Donkey Kong franchise or in Super Smash Bros. and he is probably the most wanted newcomer that has a chance to get in.

Also worth noting that DKC 1-3 and DK64 were multi-million sellers and Donkey Kong Country was the reason why the SNES won in North America. The fact that fans still remember him so fondly after all of these years and are doing everything they can to bring him back is not a sign of an obscure character.



astarisborn94 commented on Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests...:

I think people are looking too much into this. It doesn't mean that six DLC characters will be it; all we know is that there's more DLC characters coming and that we get to vote for our favorites to hopefully show up.

It could be four, it could be eight, we just don't know and we shouldn't assume that six will be the number.

@YoshiTails the thing is that Tails is a third-party characters and Sakurai has specifically stated that they will be very limited for good reasons. I like Tails and think he would be interesting, but the last thing I would want to see is a spot wasted on a non-legendary third-party character that could go towards Bomberman, Slime, or better yet, a first party character people would care about (King K. Rool, Isaac, Dixie Kong, Ridley, etc.).



astarisborn94 commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

I will never, ever forget this game, so long as I live. The Nintendo 64 will forever remain my all-time favorite video game console and this was easily my favorite game on the platform. To this very day, I consider this to be my all-time favorite video game and there will be no other game that match this experience like this one did. Truth a breathtaking experience at the time; never to be repeated again.



astarisborn94 commented on Weirdness: Super Meat Boy Is Calling For Your ...:

Team Meat are same people that tried to bait Nintendo into adding Super Meat Boy into Smash in exchange for working on Nintendo platforms.

Of all of the calling for Indie characters (aka third-parties that aren't nearly up to snuff for playable considerations), the Quotes, the Shantaes, the Artixs, the Commander Videos, this is the worst. Unlike any of these, Meat Boy has no games on a Nintendo platform. What makes them think that advertising a character with nothing to offer on the Nintendo side will get Nintendo to add the character or to have them believe that they'll honor their promise? And even if I hadn't thrown my vote towards King K. Rool, the antagonist of the legendary Donkey Kong franchise, there's no way Super Meat Boy would ever get my consideration. Attention seeking at its finest.

Edmund McMillien would be better off suggesting Isaac from The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, which unlike Meat Boy, will actually get a title on a Nintendo platform. It still makes him a huge attention seeker who's insecure about his character being worthwhile in Smash, but at least Isaac has a minuscule history to present to Nintendo.



astarisborn94 commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

I hope Nintendo will disconfirm Banjo & Kazooie very soon. It's not even twenty-four hours since the announcement and the Smash community has been swamped with discussions in regards to them being in Smash; a character that can't even get in Smash. Everyone voting for Banjo & Kazooie is wasting their vote that could have put in someone that could actually appear.

Banjo & Kazooie have no shot of getting in and this is coming from someone that loved both N64 games and would be excited to see them in Smash.



astarisborn94 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

Today is a sad day for me; having just found out about this article tonight.

Video games nowadays are being plagued by abuse of DLC (Day 1 DLC, on-disc DLC), micro-transaction, online DRM, the increasing homogeneity of games, and other numerous crap that is killing the video game industry. I thought that Nintendo would stay out of shady business like this, but it appears as I was sadly too naive yet again.

As someone who has been gaming for seventeen years, to see Nintendo embrace micro-transaction in a way that rewards spending more money on a game to get more play time is heart breaking. They were the last company I would have expected to use micro-transaction but even they are getting into it and knowing what situation they're in, they'll be going even deeper into this.

To people defending micro-transaction and saying how Nintendo's usage of micro-transaction isn't all that bad, wasn't a big reason why we supported Nintendo was because they didn't pull garbage like this on us; that they wouldn't do games that reward spending more money to continue playing a game like Pokémon Shuffle? Now consider this; the Wii U at this point is tracking Dreamcast number; absolutely abysmal when considering how the Wii was such a phenomenon. The handheld market has also seen a massive decline over the past generation in comparison to last generation; both the DS and PSP were huge success stories; this generation the DS and Vita will be lucky to match the PSP. Next generation may end up being their last on both console and handheld front. Nintendo will probably not be able to support another handheld after the 3DS's successor (not the New 3DS). If the Wii U's successor ends up being as much of a bomb if not more so than the Wii U, Nintendo likely won't see a 10th generation console as profitable and go third-party. If that happens, Nintendo will end up being a shell of their former selves a la Sega.

I am so distraught with what has happened with the video game industry. For many years video games were easily my favorite hobby; the vast majority of my favorite memories of my childhood were made during this time. Some of my absolute earliest memories were with playing on my N64 when I was around four years old. Sadly, the best of video games have passed up and they will never come back again.

How Nintendo handled Pokémon Shuffle is yet another reason why I don't follow the modern video game industry anymore.



astarisborn94 commented on Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In ...:

Anyone crying over how Activision are screwing Wii U owners over don't realize that the Wii U is plagued with problems. Poor sales, hardware that is barely better than the PS3, Nintendo not stepping up to the plate to provide games that are good and sell well, weak online structure in comparison to PlayStation 3/4 and Xbox 360/One, etc., etc., etc. Activision is simply cutting their lost for when the game almost certainly underperforms. All blame should go to Nintendo for their failure to properly support the console.

@Falchion That is bull. The Wii had a lot of third-party support and many good third-party games that started on the platform or are exclusive. The Wii U has seen the worst third-party support of any Nintendo console and it doesn't help Nintendo's offering aren't up to snuff.

If Nintendo is smart, they'll scrap the console by late 2016 and go back to what made them so fantastic before the Wii U.



astarisborn94 commented on Capcom Europe To Axe More Than Half Its Workfo...:

@unrandomsam: COJ is the company behind the majority of the bad decisions Capcom has made. They turned Resident Evil 6 into a Call of Duty with zombies, they're making Breath of Fire 6 a game that doesn't remotely resemble the original, their handling of Mega Man been shoddy, and they screwed consumers over with Street Fighter X Tekken. The few bright spots Capcom of Japan has left aren't enough to cover the numerous blunder they had over the years.



astarisborn94 commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

It's fine that Grand Theft Auto isn't for you. I'm not too interested in the franchise either. I can also understand that you have kids and how this impacts your view on the franchise.

But remember that Grand Theft Auto is just a game. Players have the choice to enjoy it and if they like it, good for them. If you don't like it, just don't let your kids play it or at least make them wait until they're seventeen. The game is marketed towards adults anyway, so it shouldn't be an issue that such a game is made as long as the people buying it are aware that simulating what's in the game is dangerous.

Also, saying that a remake is more worthy of a gamer's attention than a new game is just bad journalism. Grand Theft Auto V was a huge missed opportunity for the Wii U no matter how you look at it. Had the game actually came out for the platform and sold extremely well, it would have proven that third-parties can do well on the Wii U and it would significantly reduce the number of games that miss out on the Wii U. The console will be continued to be seen as a joke by a large portion of the gaming community and I don't think this holiday lineup is going to save the console from overall mediocrity. A LoZ remake only reinforce the stereotype that the Wii U is only for first-party Nintendo games along with you saying that it's not "suited" on Nintendo consoles.



astarisborn94 commented on Capcom Blames the Fans for Mega Man Legends 3 ...:

To be fair, this was the opinion of one spokesperson from Capcom of Europe; whom's branch doesn't hold nearly as much power as Capcom of America and Capcom of Japan. Still, looking back on this, it was very distasteful of the person to say such a thing.

Things may have gotten slightly better for Mega Mans fans this year (with Mega Man appearing in Smash as well as the Game Boy Virtual Console games coming), but Capcom still has a long way to go before they can fully recover their reputation. And with only $152 million left in the bank, Capcom can't afford to screw up much longer.



astarisborn94 commented on Talking Point: Considering the Methods and Mea...:

Review scores do have their positives in that if a person is just looking to see if a game they want looks good but don't have time to read the entire thing, they can scroll down and see the score and then read the reviews later.

However, the problem with scores in reviews is that it can bias the reviewer to review the game as if it needs X point to be good, which is a poor way of thinking. Games are not 8/10, 9/10, etc., they're subjective and as such, a score can't properly be provided.



astarisborn94 commented on Mighty No. 9 Wii U Stretch Goal Has Been Reduced:

At this rate, I'll be shocked if we didn't get Mighty No. 9 on the Wii U. The reduced stretch goal along with the dedicated Mega Man fan base should all but guarantee this to happen. I hope Inafune has some cool rewards afterwards as well.

As of right now, it is over 1.55 million.



astarisborn94 commented on Review: Super Street Fighter II: The New Chall...:

If Street Fighter II Turbo gets a 8/10, then Super Street Fighter II: The New Challenger should get a 9/10. It is the best deal that SNES owners could have gotten and regarding the speed issues, the game does gives you the ability to increase speed. It is not as fast as Turbo, but the game can get pretty fast.



astarisborn94 commented on Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Working On Spir...:

This just may be the first thing I back from Kickstarter. Definitely want this.

Glad it'll be on Wii U and PS3 (so I'll be getting it if it comes to consoles), but one question; why is this not coming to the PS4? Not that I'll be getting it, but I'm confused why they wouldn't want it on the latest platforms. Wii U is one, but wouldn't Mighty No. 9 maximize profit by being on the latest platforms?

@KeeperBvK: This. I like Keiji Inafune, but too many Mega Man fans spread this around as misinformation (if unintentional).



astarisborn94 commented on Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make...:

Those worried about this game having many cuts shouldn't worry. Sakurai has stressed that he hates cuts and doesn't like to do them; a contrast from his attitude pre-Brawl. Like I said before, this isn't even a confirmation that Brawl veterans will get the axe since he referenced to everyone, not just Brawl characters. Another thing is that on multiple occasions, Sakurai has stated he wants to include as many characters as possible.

I am very well aware of how hard it is to add and balance characters and I'm not the one here to expect sixty-five characters here, but if cuts do occur, they will be minimal.

I think the only one at risks are Snake, Sonic, Toon Link, Ike and Lucario and I doubt the latter two are going. I expect no more than three cuts at the end of the day.



astarisborn94 commented on Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make...:

This article is taking what Sakurai is saying out of context.

First off, Sakurai never confirmed cuts would be occurring, just reminding us it is a possibility. What he is saying is that not every character from Melee and Brawl will return. This does not mean we won't see the entire Brawl cast return.

Also, universal roster for the 3DS and Wii-U has been confirmed, although it is less due to size and more due hardware issues that they have to work around.

@SCAR392 (#49): Lucario is not a clone of Mewtwo. They barely share any similarities.



astarisborn94 commented on Rumour: Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U...:

I really want this to be true, but it just feels like something that is too good to be true, especially since the comments made on Official Nintendo Magazine was from one of it's employers.

Which sucks. I want something to hype beside Smash 4 before I put away the controller for good.



astarisborn94 commented on Prince of Persia:

I am honestly surprised that this game got in the Virtual Console. Konami published the US version, there were two defunct companies involved, and Ubisoft now owns it. There must have been some messy legal issues to get this game in.

Either way, if it hits here, I am buying it.



astarisborn94 commented on Japanese Virtual Console List - January 2012:

People can say all they want that we should be glad with what we have, but really, I feel as if there is a slightest issue with a game, Nintendo gives up on it immediately. To this day, I feel extremely bitter about the lack of Earthbound on the Virtual Console and I have lost all trust in it. And no, I do not think it will ever get back on it's feet properly.



astarisborn94 commented on Online Play Not Showing Up on the Radar of Sta...:

Why did people expect online play for this remake anyway? It's just that, a 3D remake that I could instead get the original off of the Virtual Console.

And for those saying that multi-player wasn't that important back in the day, that's a load of bull. Many games emphasize multi-player games, example being Duke Nukem 3D.



astarisborn94 commented on Chrono Trigger Does the Virtual Console Time W...:

Has anyone noticed that Japan has to pay for 900 points while we get it for only 800 points?

Square Enix must be nice to make up for the lack of titles they brought to North America during the NES and SNES era, although what they gave us were awesome.



astarisborn94 commented on Rumour: Wii Successor Won't Have a Traditional...:

Why are people criticizing Sony's and Microsoft's decision to actually have a decent-sized hardware? With the Wii, the internal storage is so small that Nintendo had to make a SD Card solution for this, as not many non-retail Wii games can be fit. Sony and Microsoft never had to run into this problem, all they had to do was update the hard drive limit when they wish and it really does help in the long run.

Nintendo needs to give us an actual hard drive, there is no excuse this time around.



astarisborn94 commented on Talking Point: Can Nintendo's Next Console Top...:

This is going to be very difficult to do, even if it betters SNES quality overall. Nintendo needs to pull out all the stops they can to appeal to both sides and do whatever they can to bring back the core gamers while preserving the casual gamers.

A difficult task to do, but it must be done to ensure that the next console will be successful.