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BenAV

BenAV

Male, 22, Australia

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BenAV

#1

BenAV commented on Vblank Entertainment Confirms Full Retro City ...:

Really awesome to see that they keep going out of their way to update and improve the game at no additional cost to the consumer.
It's a fantastic game and everyone should rush out and buy it right now, show your support for a developer who cares.

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#2

BenAV commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

I find that I disagree with review scores at least as often as I agree with them, so to be honest they end up being pretty worthless to me outside of avoiding really terrible games.
A review is just someone's insightful opinion and you only really get that from reading the actual text. I'd be fine with ditching scores altogether.

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#6

BenAV commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:

Out of all those, the one I'd really like to see is a proper Kid Icarus animated series, could be awesome if done right.

I also really wanna see a Kirby live action now, because that sounds so ridiculous.

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#11

BenAV commented on Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Em...:

@Ralek85 I guess my main problem with optional grinding, is it kinda makes like the game is designed around it. If it's not included at all, then even the harder difficulties become more about pure strategy which is what I'd prefer to see. I wouldn't mind them doing something like adding a DLC post-game story with the potential to grind or something like that, as long as it doesn't impact the main game.

End of the day, I probably wouldn't have minded all that as much if I actually enjoyed the game for its story and characters, but it just completely failed to capture my interest in this regard... Played through most of the game pretty quickly in the first few days after it came out, then got bored and took a break to play other things and never went back to it because I feel no motivation to see how it ends.

I've also heard other people complement the music as well, but it didn't seem like anything special in that regard for me either. I like the series, but Awakening just missed the spot in almost every possible way for me personally, to the point where the next entry isn't a guaranteed purchase for me anymore... Gonna be hard to tell if it's worth it without playing though I guess considering all the praise it'll likely get either way, so might end up just picking it up then returning it if I need to.

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#12

BenAV commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

@Quorthon Sure, if a whole team happens to be communicating together externally then that'll give them a bit of an advantage... But I doubt that'll be a common thing in random match ups.
Even if voice chat was a thing, they'd still have an advantage over me considering I wouldn't use it anyway... This way just means it'll be significantly less people that have an advantage over me. :P

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#13

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@LordMolecule Huh... where was I pissed off about others not respecting my opinion? I honestly don't really care what others think about what I have to say or I wouldn't be saying it at all... I'm well aware of the response I'm gonna get before I make these comments.

Most of the harsher things I've said are mainly to do with people I know personally but I probably didn't really make that clear enough. Oh well, guess that's what happens when you rant about stuff at 4am. :P

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#14

BenAV commented on Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Em...:

Shadow Dragon's not bad.
It definitely feels like a remake of an older game, but with that in mind it stays interesting enough and was fun enough to play.
Definitely not my favourite but I enjoyed it more than I did Awakening for sure.

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#15

BenAV commented on Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Em...:

@Ralek85 Yeah, I'm definitely in a small minority on that one.
I just found the story and characters to be really boring and I much prefer Fire Emblem games that don't have the option to stop and grind and rely on it heavily on the harder difficulties. My disappointment comes from the fact that I've really enjoyed some previous entries in the series and while not a bad game, Awakening just didn't live up to what I was hoping for I guess.

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#16

BenAV commented on Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Em...:

Never heard of the series before, but it's definitely something that could potentially take my interest... Especially because I was severely disappointed by Awakening and I wouldn't mind at least something to fill the lack of a good 3DS Fire Emblem game (assuming the new one goes down a similar path to Awakening).

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#18

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@Spoony_Tech Ocarina of Time was revolutionary when it came out and definitely worth every 10/10 it got at the time, and while it's still a really good game, it feels a bit outdated to me and not quite impressive by today's standards even after the improvements they made with the 3DS versions.
Quite possibly the best Zelda game ever if you judge it on what it was when it came out, but definitely not if you compare each Zelda game like they came out at the same time.

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#19

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@Spoony_Tech Haha probably, not that I check my email.

I think 10/10 for Skyward Sword (and some other Zelda games) is definitely fair enough, just not a remake of an N64 game (at least not without more of an update than it got) or A Link Between Worlds (which is the worst Zelda game I've ever played).

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#20

BenAV commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

I'm completely fine with this.
I personally wouldn't use voice chat anyway, so it's actually kinda nice knowing that others aren't going to be getting a strategical advantage.
It means you've gotta pay more attention to the GamePad and what everyone else is doing and judge what will be most beneficial for your team that way instead.

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#24

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@Nintendofan83 I wouldn't call it a launch title for the New 3DS.
It's a standard 3DS game that just happens to be releasing on the same day as the New 3DS in some regions.

And nope, definitely not buying Xenoblade a second time. Amazing game but if I wanna play it again I can already do that.

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#27

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

I remember when Code Name: S.T.E.A.M got announced and so many people were whinging on about the announcement not being for Majora's Mask 3D. That's the kind of thing that makes me just wonder what is wrong with people. I know so many people that seem to get more excited for a remake of an old game (which they've already played) than something new and interesting which just seems weird to me but meh, whatever.
I'll just do my best to ignore the MAJORA'S MASK BLAH BLAH BLAH that appears all over my Facebook News Feed for a while longer. :P

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#28

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@odin6786 I very rarely replay games or rewatch movies, and if I do they'll be because they're still sitting in my library. Certainly not paying (full RRP especially) for the same experience.


I get the appeal of remakes early in a system's life (like Ocarina 3D or Wind Waker HD) while there's basically nothing else to play in the system as it helps bridge the wait... but at this stage the 3DS has a huge library of quality titles to choose from so it's the last thing I want on the system right now.

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#29

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@Dipper723 For people who didn't have an opportunity to pick it up on the Nintendo 64, GameCube or Wii VC? Sounds like a pretty small audience then. And I would have thought that people that didn't like the original would be the least excited for this game.
It's gonna sell a ton and I'd imagine that a majority of those sales are from people who have played Majora's Mask already.

@andreoni79 Because even at full RRP, it's gonna sell like crazy. Can't blame Nintendo for taking advantage I guess.

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#31

BenAV commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

Personally I'd prefer if it sold way lower than expected, just to deter them from bothering with future remakes and instead using those resources towards something more meaningful.
But of course that's never going to happen, because the majority of the population loves wasting money on the same thing multiple times.

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#37

BenAV commented on Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Ar...:

Just read through all the comments, this has made my day.

Nintendo should take a serious look at what they're letting onto the eShop. Shovelware is one thing, but the crap that @ninjapigstudios is dishing out just completely pathetic and will give the eShop a pretty bad name for itself if they continue to allow it. Why anyone would actually pay money for things like this, I'll never know.

Thanks @PhotonStorm for making this public over Twitter. The more people that are aware of terrible developers, the better. Hopefully it'll help a few people steer clear of their games and bring us one little step closer to Nintendo having no reason to allow it in the first place.

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#38

BenAV commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U an...:

Not usually interested in ports/remakes so skipping both the 3DS titles.
Excited for Xenoblade X but doubt it can reach the same hights as Xenoblade so keeping my expectations in check for now.
Zelda U looks amazing, that has to get my vote for everything. So excited to see more of it.

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#40

BenAV commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed ...:

Waiting for the codes to be sent in Australia, whenever that will happen.
Also just set a second 3DS to Europe, so hopefully I can track down a code for that. :P
Edit: Oooh, got one. Now time to play while I wait for Australian codes.

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#42

BenAV commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

I don't think it'd be that bad having Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter released on the same day.
Maybe a bit tricky to come up with the money for both but at least only one of them (Monster Hunter) is a real time sink.

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#44

BenAV commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

@BensonUii Yup, no problem. First you'll have to wait and see if you actually have both to choose from in the first place or if it's like Australia where we only have white... That makes the choice a lot easier. :P

@Wilford111 Yeah, while larger screens are nice, I don't like it if they're giving up too much picture quality like the XLs do. All I need is for the screen to be big enough to see comfortably and I'm happy. The smaller model fits my hands and pocket better too so it's nice all-round.

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#45

BenAV commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

@BensonUii I felt the same way about the original and XL... Original 3DS was just slightly too small and then the XL was excessively big, so I've definitely found that the standard New 3DS finds the perfect balance between them. I can see it perfectly and comfortably and the picture still looks nice and crisp.

We only have the white standard 3DS here so that's the one that I've got... Usually I much prefer black systems but in this case I actually really like the white. The SNES coloured buttons go really well and give it some life and most cover plates look really nice on it (I have the Isabelle ones, they look great). Not sure about how it'll look over time so guess I'll just have to wait and see.
The black one looks pretty nice too though (my friend has a Japanese one), so you can't really go wrong either way.

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#49

BenAV commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

That is one uuuuugly red. Does America not get the blue one? That's the best looking out of the XL colours so far.

Doesn't really matter in the end though considering the XL pales in comparison with the standard model anyway (surely they have to release that as well, right?).

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#50

BenAV commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

More details on Wii U games out of those options for me.

Already had my New 3DS since November so don't care about that, don't want Majora's Mask because it's just a remake and don't care much about amiibo.

A new eShop loyalty program would be really cool though.