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Wed 26th August, 2009

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bro2dragons commented on NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest...:

Me? I'm still hopeful. Perhaps baselessly so, but hopeful nonetheless. I'll say this, though. I work for a mid-level. American newspaper and we've been collecting kids' letters to Santa for cute articles. Not every kid asks for a new system, and I'm sure plenty already have one. But about 50 percent of those asking Santa for a new system want a 3DS, 40 percent want a Wii U and the rest want an old system. I realize it's not any kind of reliable data, but it is nice to see a somewhat random sampling of kids preferring Nintendo and not a single one asking for an Xbox One or Playstation 4.



bro2dragons commented on Hideki Kamiya Explains Reasoning For Not Leadi...:

I never played Bayonetta, but I have it on good authority my mind will be blown to bits if the sequel is nearly as good. I hope it is.

That said, after finishing The Wonderful 101, I slipped it into my top three favorite games ever. I loved every single bit of it. So if Kamiya not directing Bayonetta 2 was the only way he could have produced that, I don't mind one bit.

Bit, bit, bits...



bro2dragons commented on Nintendo Download: 7th November (North America):

I'm actually really upset at the lack of a ZombiU discount. I was excited at seeing the substantial temporary and permanent discounts in Europe, but North America's is pretty shallow. I really want to play it and in a download version, but when I can buy the disc used for $12, I'm not spending almost $50 for the download.

That said, I am excited for Wii Sports Club and Toki Tori and a $2 game is AWESOME. We need more following that example.



bro2dragons commented on James Pond Kickstarter Campaign Has Been Cance...:

Isn't there another James Pond reboot being made, too, though? Am I nuts or did I actually read two NintendoLife articles within a short time span about James Pond, one being the kickstarted game and the other by a more financially sufficient developer?



bro2dragons commented on Hands On: Pure Chess (Wii U eShop):

My only question for the writer: can you set the gamepad down on, say, a coffee table and compete against another person without having to pass the controller back and forth? Or does the design mean that passing the gamepad back and forth is the more natural turn progression?



bro2dragons commented on Review: Myst (3DS):

I'm just curious why this is just now being reviewed.

I've almost dropped money on this more than once on the merit of its source's reputation. I'm very glad I didn't, but NintendoLife was nowhere to be found as the guiding light I needed. :/



bro2dragons commented on Gazooks! Pokémon Favourite Charizard Can Mega...:

He looks cool, of course, but these mega evolutions are starting to look a bit haphazard and simply determined by how popular a given pokemon is. I guess I can't fault anyone for a business decision, but I really want it to make sense in-game and outside.

Mewtwo kinda made sense (in real life, it was the first big legendary, and in-game, it's the only legendary that was man-made, so why couldn't two forms of Mewtonite also be made?), but all the rest, no. I like that all three starters were chosen from the original (in-game they're just regular pokémon that happen to have mega forms), but then choosing Blaziken makes me just wish they gave ALL starters a mega form. Why keep me from a Mega Serperior?

And then if one non-legendary randomly has two mega forms, that seems a little unfair to all the others, too. I dunno. This bothers me more than it should, but it bothers me nonetheless.



bro2dragons commented on Wii Sports Club Takes The Competition Online W...:

The new elements of this are really cool... the online "club" thing in particular sounds like a phenomenal use of Miiverse.

But I agree with everyone else that the pricing is WAY too high for these. I also don't have any idea why they couldn't also include more games. At least some from Wii Sports Resort, if not new games altogether. It seems like a cop-out to me.

I would have them include 10 games or more. Each can be purchased for $5 or you can get them ALL for, say, $30 or $35. That seems much more fair to me and with a LOT more value for the consumer.

I also hope you can go online and join a stranger in sports like doubles tennis. I don't know anyone else who owns a Wii U, so the Miiverse teams aspect is lost on me.



bro2dragons commented on Video: This Japanese Pokémon X & Y Overview T...:

I am really hyped for this... but the only thing that worries me is that the mega evolutions seem to evolve mid-battle. I wonder if the items are then a one-use thing, or if you have to choose to use it on the pokemon taking up a turn in battle or if it's automatic and just a REALLY annoying cutscene that's going to play every time.

I really hope it's the second and you have to sacrifice a turn to gain power (making their existence a little less unbalanced), but to my knowledge, they haven't really specified that.



bro2dragons commented on Review: Angry Birds Trilogy (Wii U):

I've thought about this on and off a few times. And if it ever shows up used for around $20, I'll probably get it. It's a major shame (and head-scratcher) that they didn't include Star Wars, though. Maybe the pigs spin-off, too. Had they put the entire Angry Birds series onto the disc, it would already be in my collection.



bro2dragons commented on Weirdness: If Only Monster Hunter Was Released...:

No, this isn't what it would look like on Game Boy systems. They didn't have trigger buttons, but this guy expects you to swap out items with the L button. Still cool-looking, but not accurate.

(On that note, though, you could do it with Select, use the item with A or B and swing/fire your weapon with the other. You'd dodge roll by double tapping. ... This game actually sounds awesome. I think I'd prefer it to the 3D ones.)



bro2dragons commented on Zen Pinball 2 Dev Working With Nintendo To Ens...:

I want to be able to buy Marvel tables. If I can do that, I'll plop down money for each one. If not, I'll get this and content myself with the freebies, most likely.

Very exciting news, though, and I hope to see a few more games (not all, but a few where it is fitting) take advantage of this business model.



bro2dragons commented on Review: Skylanders Giants (Wii U):

Maybe Pokemon could work for this... but you'd have a hard time convincing anyone to buy Ratata when they can just purchase ubers and be done with it. And shelling out the money for 650+ 'mon is a LOT more than however many Skylanders there are.

Even if you just made the basic, unevolved versions purchaseable and even if you scaled prices by power and made rarer pokemon into rarer toys, it just wouldn't sell. It doesn't put everyone on the same level playing field as the games do, and Nintendo would never go for that.

@rjejr: I'm not necessarily referring to your spin-off comment with a limited Pokemon set. That would certainly be a lot more likely. I've just also heard a LOT of people talking about how this should be applied to the Pokemon main series. People who I don't think have actually given any thought to the idea at all outside of, "Collectable characters? Oh, boy, Pokemon!"



bro2dragons commented on Satoru Iwata Says That Wii U is "Selling Stead...:

I think it was a mistake not to have more heavy advertisement as many others have pointed out, but...

I think the much bigger problem was the late launch. The thing launched so close to Christmas, you only got one rush. In the optimal scenario, you get two, one actually at launch, and the other sales rush for the holidays. Additionally, that holiday boost is bigger because it's had time to sink into the market, and people tell their friends about it, undecided customers get to try them and you get to add a couple more games to the catalog.

Had Wii U launched in September, this would have been a much different news article I woke up to this morning.



bro2dragons commented on The Disney Projects That Never Came To Life:

Disney Smash Bros. has a lot of potential... but kind of like TMNT Battle Royale, without the right developer, like, I dunno... HAL, it would probably fail to capture the same magic as Smash. If Sakurai were to make a Smash Bros. game with Disney characters, though, I'd be all over that.



bro2dragons commented on Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy:

I apologize if this is a dumb question, but I've only ever owned Nintendo systems, so I am a bit ignorant.

Is piracy not an equal problem on other consoles? Or is it just Nintendo's that get gutted and toyed with?



bro2dragons commented on Give Your Wii U A Retro Makeover With This NES...:

For those of you who don't like the "Retro," here's another option.

And THIS is the one I'll likely be getting. The premium Wii U bundle was the one with all the features I wanted, but I wanted the white console. So this will be my compromise. Similarly, there is a black one, if you have the white and wanted black.



bro2dragons commented on Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A...:

Why should it have to be drastically different? I can no longer play F-Zero GX (the best BY FAR) once the Wii U comes out, so I want one I can play. That's it. Make it fast. Make it pretty. Make cool tracks. And make it smooth. That's it.



bro2dragons commented on Review: NightSky (3DS eShop):

This has been my number 1 most anticipated game since its WiiWare announcement. I LOVE this genre and this atmospheric style.

Unfortunately, I let a friend borrow my 3DS... six months ago... and then she moved. I still haven't seen it and until I do... can't play this game... :'(



bro2dragons commented on PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Lates...:

The idea is fine. PETA is targeting kids who play these games, though. And the kids who play these games realize what the games make clear: that pokemon, being different from animals, enjoy fighting and enjoy the bonds they form with their trainer in doing so. The trainer gives them purpose and fulfillment. And they also enjoy being inside pokeballs. The rare few that don't (like Ash/Red's pikachu) have shown themselves more than capable of breaking free. It's not a cage, it's a home; they're not captured against their will, they submit when a trainer proves himself worthy of them.



bro2dragons commented on 3DS "Bookstore Anywhere" App Bringing eBooks t...:

I don't think many companies could start it up and do justice to the established competition. But if Kindle were to make an eShop (both 3DS and Wii U) app... I mean, they're already wonderful on iOS and Android, so why not? THAT, I would download quickly.



bro2dragons commented on Mass Effect 3 Wii U Developer Keen to Meet Exp...:

@Varia01: I love gyro aiming. But I really hope we don't ever see anyone try to implement it with the GamePad. It will have good gyro uses. NOT shooter aiming. Try grabbing a plate (or other flat ~12" object) out of your kitchen and pretending it's a gun and shoot things in your house. It's just not intuitive.



bro2dragons commented on Rumour: Sega Is Working On Skies of Arcadia Re...:

Seeing as how you guys are the one saying there could be a remake, it's not really a rumor. The rumor starts with you. :P

That said, it's probably not even that. I'd be willing to bet it's simply a routine updating of property trademarks.



bro2dragons commented on Rest Easy, New Characters Are Coming To Smash ...:

I'm with GameCube on Shulk. The game, perhaps, never got the widespread exposure it deserved, but a Xenoblade sequel (or prequel) would be great and could happen if Smash gives the game a bit of the spotlight. They could pretty easily replace Ike with him, as well (similar fighting styles/swords) and give us a new Fire Emblem character... like one with an axe or lance or magic (even though I love Ike as a character, more gameplay variety is never bad).



bro2dragons commented on Nintendo Power Magazine Looks Set to Shut Down:

@zezhyrule: Whoa. Easy, man. Regardless of your opinion of the magazine and its quality, that's people's jobs you're talking about there. This is sad news, not only for the industry history the publication represents, but because it means everyone involved is about to lose their livelihood. Being in the news industry, I feel for them and their families right now. They put out a pretty solid product and sadly, these kinds of things are ultimately just out of their hands.

I have a lot of good memories with that magazine. I no longer subscribe, but only because I don't have a mailbox at the moment. When I got it, I always looked forward to reading their features and I trusted their reviews, and used to take them hand-in-hand with NintendoLife's before I ever bought a game.



bro2dragons commented on Interview: Two Tribes - Toki Tori 2:

I will get this game almost regardless... especially if I enjoy the original I just won. A level editor would be a HUGE addition, though, and would GREATLY amplify my longterm enjoyment of the game.



bro2dragons commented on Check Out These Cool Star Fox Facts:

Well, we've never seen them barefoot. They could very well all still have robotic lower legs... just with boots put on over to look less jarring/perhaps help with running over rough terrain.



bro2dragons commented on Feature: Crazy Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like t...:

You guys really leapt off the diving board with this one. I mean, I read through it all the way, so that says something about the entertainment value, but... tighten down them head screws. Haha :D

The Wario Wars idea, though... Yeah, I'd actually play the heck out of that.



bro2dragons commented on Toki Tori - Game Boy Color Giveaway:

Cool. i think you should post several of the top choices, even anonymously if needed, just for kicks and giggles. I'll be interested in seeing what some of the responses were. :)