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Mesa maxi big nerdo.

Male, 21, United States

Austroid (a clever mishmash of his name and fav. game series ever: Metroid.) is a nice, quiet dude who loves to draw, collect his favorite things immortalized in plastic, and of course play videogames. He hopes to one day own both an authentic Darth Vader suit and a Batmobile.

Mon 14th January, 2013

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Austroid commented on Details Emerge of a Cancelled Nintendo-Exclusi...:

Nice to see some Prequel fans around here...

In all honesty, I'd take nearly any new Star Wars game if it were to come to Wii U or 3DS. Pinball is fun, but I want something with more substance now.

Hopefully those games in development that are inspired by the Batman Arkham games will be what we've been itching for.



Austroid commented on Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculi...:

That Direct was pure gold! I couldn't stop laughing the whole time! This game just looks like all sorts of crazy, random fun! I could see myself messing around for hours.

I might try and figure out how to get both this and the 3DS Smash Bros. now...



Austroid commented on Review: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U e...:

Still one of my top 5 games of all time! I've owned it for 10 years, and still find myself replaying through it! I still say this is the best Mario & Luigi entry; partially because it was the first of its kind. Also this was the first time we saw Luigi being a goofy, offbeat sidekick before it was the norm.

If you ask me, Cackletta >>> Fawful :P



Austroid commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

I'm loving this so far, its a very unique experience. I think a huge reason is that its a baseball game, something I rarely play unless its got Mario on the cover. The haggling mechanic is a nice, intriguing way of getting you to buy more mini-games. I'm defiantly going to get the Umpire one; gotta love telling someone they're "out," right? :P

Also I find Rusty to be a lovable, sympathetic character and hope to see more of him in the future! :)



Austroid commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

I feel like the whole Direct will just be showing us minor gameplay additions, changes, etc. "Now X item does this, unlike previous entries in the series!" "You will now be able to do X and Y with this move, unlike previous entries." I hope I'm wrong though.

Probably the best things that'll come out of it are a newcomer, more returning veterans revealed, and hopefully a release date.



Austroid commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

Sonic Boom; because its something unexpected.

I know Smash Bros. 4 and Mario Kart 8 will be great games, and I know I'll be getting them. But Sonic Boom is an interesting one, and I'm very excited to hear more about it.



Austroid commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

I own Superstar Saga (my favorite Mario spin-off title) and Metroid Fusion (the better of Sakamoto's work with a narrative-heavy Metroid, IMO) in their original cartridge forms.

I don't really see any reason to buy them again.



Austroid commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

I'm fairly sure they'll release a version down the road for Wii U, PS3, and 360. If they're re-releasing Arkham Origins: Blackgate on home consoles, it doesn't sound too farfetched.

I really don't think it'll sell well just being on XB1 and PS4; two consoles barely half a year old.



Austroid commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

I have a theory that perhaps Armature Studios is working on a Wii U version of the game. That or there'll be an Armored Edition-type of release down the road.

They'd be setting themselves up for poor sales if its strictly Xbox One and PS4, console-wise. WB games thought the Wii U had a low install-base? What about Xbox One and PS4? Tons of 360/PS3 owners are already crying about having to upgrade.



Austroid commented on Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video:

So much great stuff! To say I'm excited would be an understatement!

Its cool to actually see the VAs at work; especially the always-great Mike Pollock. If you weren't on the hype-train before, this should definitely put you on the fence! How many times has Sonic been given a new game, TV show, and a related line of merchandise all at once?



Austroid commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

Loved the SNES version, I remember fondly playing it when I borrowed it from a friend. I still remember one time I called them at around 10 pm just to ask what the code was to get to the final boss! :D

Oh how times were simpler...



Austroid commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

This is IMO, a dumb decision.

How will fully polygonal games look anywhere near presentable on an average TV screen? What about DS games that use both screens at the same time?

Adding GBA VC to the Wii U instead of 3DS is a terrible decision too. Just give 3DS ambassadors the shaft; as well as ones who didn't buy one at launch, but were hoping for eventual release of GBA games.

What's going on Nintendo? I don't get these announcements.



Austroid commented on The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March:

I'm glad its amost over. I've been a Luigi fan for as long as I can remember, and this Year of dedication to him was cool for awhile.

But it just seems like its being forced at this point; Luigi Bros. in 3D World, Dr. Luigi, now Super Luigi Bros. We get it Nintendo, Luigi is a character.

How about Metroid, Star Fox, or F-Zero next? They're series that deserve more attention from the masses.



Austroid commented on Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Sma...:

@BAGBOY No, Prime 3 is an 11/10 game. :P

I did the same with my Gamecube copies of Prime 1 and 2 also! The Trilogy collection is definitely the definitive way of playing the Prime games. I stand by the idea that Wii's control scheme is the best for FPAs or FPSs; it feels so natural.

Here's hoping we see more Prime stages and Dark Samus in some form or another in Smash 4.

@retro_player_22 There's no way her monster form would ever be playable. You just can't shrink something like that, as opposed to Ridley; who varied in size throughout the series. That'd be like having Giga Bowser as a permanent form be playable.

Kraid was in Melee, yes (probably my favorite Metroid stage in Melee) but why should only that be "his chance?" The guy's been on hold for the longest time.



Austroid commented on Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Sma...:

@BAGBOY I see your point.

But I personally feel as though Sakurai just skims over Metroid in Smash. Samus (as far as we know) is still the only rep, most of the series' levels have been lava/acid pit areas, and there's only been one Metroid-related item.

The Prime series added so much to the franchise, and all we really got in Brawl was one stage and some trophies; Prime 3 was completely ignored and unmentioned.

If this is the extent of "new or returning" we'll be seeing for the series, I'll be disappointed.



Austroid commented on Mother Brain Revealed As An Enormous Super Sma...:

@BAGBOY Mother Brain's been pretty obsolete since Super Metroid. Appearing only in a remake of the NES original and a cliché android plot device in Other M since.

Ridley's done much more than her, and has been in most of the games following Super Metroid. He's truly become Samus' arch-nemesis.

Besides nostalgia for older gamers, this seems a bit random. Before you say the same for Kraid; he was going to appear in Prime 1 along with Ridley. So its not as if Super Metroid would've been his last real appearance.



Austroid commented on A Sonic Boom Game is Dashing Towards Wii U and...:

I'm LOVIN' the new looks! Have to see Eggman now. :)

The game looks fantastic so far! Hope it'll be a great return to form, as far as multiple playable characters go.

Looks like it could be 4 player co-op like NSMB...



Austroid commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

I was very disappointed when I read that email.

I'd rather we got this new story campaign (which focuses on Mr. Freeze's origins) than the Initiation DLC. At least we wouldn't be missing out on any real substance.

Why does WB think this is a wise choice? Do they not remember Wii U hasn't been around for over a decade like the PS3 and 360?



Austroid commented on Feature: 10 Nintendo DS Games We Want To See O...:

Am I the only one not in any way excited for this?

Why a DS VC Nintendo? Do I really want to play a fully polyonal game like Prime Hunters or Mario 64 DS on a widescreen TV? That'd sure be a flickery mess of pixels. :|



Austroid commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

The Gamepad is a shining example of Nintendo's continued journey of innovating how we play videogames; the PS4 and Xbox One are the same controllers as the previous gens, just with minor tweaks. I love that every Nintendo system's had its own unique controller; its own ID if you will.

It should definitely be a priority when developing for the system; "what can we do with the Gamepad?" should be the first thing that comes up when making ports and especially exclusives. Instead of lazily adding a useless map (for example Sonic Lost World, sadly) or other unneeded visual.



Austroid commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

Neither of the Metroid games, F-Zero, or Star Fox made the list? :/

I for one truly want Prime 4. Or at least another entry done by Retro Studios.

A new F-Zero should at least be a Wii U eShop title. Online multiplayer is the biggest must.

Star Fox just needs a new entry that helps expand the series beyond on-rail shooting; like what Assault did.



Austroid commented on Review: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (3DS eShop):

I agree with most of the review, the camera-taking process is borderline broken. My house doesn't have floodlights for lighting rooms. So I find myself going into areas like the bathroom trying to take a picture and even then the camera's lighting turns all yellow; including the object itself!

But besides that the rest of the game is full of fun, oddball characters, witty humor, charming semi-realistic graphics, and fairly enjoyable "chores."

I'm happy I finally tried one of Chibi-Robo's games. :)