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Male, 21, United States

Austroid is a fairly quiet dude who loves to draw, collect his favorite things immortalized in plastic, and of course play videogames. He hopes to one day work at Nintendo of America and become Reggie's apprentice. (Living 40 minutes away from NoA is a good start!)

Mon 14th January, 2013

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Austroid commented on Gallery: It's Time for a Shulk Super Smash Bro...:

Another realistic human being; wielding a sword no less?

What happened to the zany, oddball aspects of the character roster? SSB4 is starting to get full of Final Fantasy would-bes. It sort of ruins that special charm SSB is known for.



Austroid commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

I've noticed that Smash 4 has added a lot more realistically-proportioned humans into the mix. I find it boring in the sense that "that's the best they can come up with?" At least Wii Fit Trainer is quirky.

We need more zany characters like Bowser Jr. and Duck Hunt Dog, should this leak prove to be true.



Austroid commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Wow nice! So it begins...

But why more Mario and Peach variants as racers? Regular, metal/gold, and baby versions aren't enough? :P

Love that SNES Blue Falcon though! I'd love to see Samus's ship become a kart now; with her driving it of course.:)



Austroid commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

@Trikeboy The thing that bugged me personally, was that it felt like Samus was two completely different people in Other M; the one you actually control and the one in the cutscenes. One minute you're blasting up a boss in an over-the-top fashion, suddenly a cutscene starts and she's all mopey about what Adam thinks about her; its so alien.

Samus did have a personality in the Prime trilogy though; she was a super tough female bounty hunter, true. But she also put her life before others in order to ensure their safely (the Luminoth, GFed troopers in Prime 3, etc.), she had compassion; lamented the deaths of her allies, and she never let the loss of them stop her from completing her mission.

-Prime 2 cutscene where she finds the GFed Troopers (starts at 0:30.)

-Prime 3's 75% ending

Most of the Fusion and Other M connections regarding her characterization have to do with the fact that Yoshino Sakamoto directed them both. She was fine in Fusion, but I think the lack of VA helped.

If Other M was a prequel or even sequel to the first game but before the Prime games, I think it would've worked a lot better; Ridley break-down scene and all.



Austroid commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I miss when you barely saw more than her face Prime 1, even at 100% completion; She had more of a mystique.

Even with the Zero suit invented by Prime 3, at least Retro used it tastefully. (showing only parts of her face and body, and never being sexual in any way) Samus nowadays is just blatant, over-done fanservice. (Thanks to Brawl mainly; a body suit doesn't work like that for a woman's chest-area)

It used to be a treat to see the heroine take off her suit; now its just commonplace and honestly uninteresting.

Its like a Batman movie where Batman's Bruce Wayne most of the time. ;)



Austroid commented on Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash ...:

Nice! Brinstar is one of my favorite stages!

While I'm all for these alt. suits due to them being more practical and all (and a nice nod to those ending pics from Zero Mission), you can almost hear the creeps hyperventilating...

Sakurai's lying about the designer being female, obviously. I remember seeing some translated notes of concept art for Zero Mission; with one saying "I'm really going to enjoy drawing this!!!" with an arrow pointing at Samus' behind.



Austroid commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

Fingers crossed for Metroid!

They seriously outdid themselves with Prime 3 in every way possible. The art design, the gameplay, the epic story, and its cinematic elements were all just top notch. They took advantage of the Wii's capabilities and added motion controls effortlessly to the experience.

Its been my all-time favorite game ever since! :)



Austroid commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Honestly, I'd rather have new games than HD remasters.

Making an already great-looking batch of titles that I own (Prime Trilogy, Galaxy 1-2, and GX) and have immensely enjoyed in HD isn't enough to make me buy them again.



Austroid commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I'm bummed the awesomeness that is the Light suit, is nothing more than a palette swap. :(

Its one of the few suits from the series that is an actual different suit, as opposed to a simple color change. Makes me wonder what actual alt. costumes Samus will have...



Austroid commented on Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Li...:

I like it! That little Metroid sidekick would definately of been a thing had there been such a show. :P

Its odd that pretty much every big name Nintendo franchise has had at least some kind of cartoon, besides Metroid and Star Fox. It'd be awesome to one day see Metroid on TV, or even as a live action movie...



Austroid commented on Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel E...:

Looks fairly interesting! All the Metroid talk has me hoping we hear of a new title in the works before Sync's release date. (Fingers crossed!)

@SecondServing You're kidding right? The Wii remote made playing games like Metroid Prime Trilogy, Red Steel 2, Resident Evil 4, and most FPSs released on Wii MUCH more intuitive, unique, and precise than traditional analog controls.



Austroid commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

I'm glad Mii's are being added.

Who wouldn't want to be themselves and battle alongside (or against) their favorite characters? Then there's the unlimited possibilities of "who else you could use or make a Mii of to fight with?"



Austroid commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

Absolutely loved how Nintendo handled this year's E3!

The Digital Event was a much more relaxed, entertaining time than the awkward, more formal approach to the pre-recorded presentation from last year. I think this is the future of E3, and its for the better.

Amazing job Nintendo! :)



Austroid commented on Review: Abyss (Wii U eShop):

I'm glad I finally decide to get Abyss after leaving the DSiWare version on my wishlist for the longest time. I've gotta say its quite a challenging game! It took me gosh knows how many tries, just to get through level 1! But I love the minimalistic approach to the game's presentation, music, and gameplay. Its a great game at an insanely great value! :)



Austroid commented on Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Gam...:

@Joshers744 I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so! SW fans are almost like the Sonic fanbase; a good amount is always displeased with every new game, TV show, comic, etc. They've both become a mess of a fandom; being split into dozens of subgroups.

Judging from a number of the newer comments, my suggestion to "hardcore" fans lightening up still stands.



Austroid commented on Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Gam...:

At its core, Star Wars has always just been the six films. (like it or not PT haters, maybe lighten up too?) Nothing is really lost here; people will enjoy playing those games regardless of them being "canon" or not.



Austroid commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

I don't want Metroid to become an outright horror series; Its got its own style.

I liked that there was a creepiness and sense of horror that lingered around in most of the games, (always loved how you'd only hear Samus' metallic footsteps occasionally in the Prime games, without any music) it was kept at a minimum, yet was still very effective.

I say leave the series tone the way it is. Its something no other franchise out there has really replicated; save for added gore and grotesque imagery.