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Wed 15th September, 2010

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c1pher_c0mplet commented on Video: This New PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon Tra...:

Well, if PoPoLoCrois made it to the western PSP at one point, there may be — may be — some hope that this new entry could see release outside Japan. I love these type games so if it came here, it'd be a day one preorder for me — additionally because the PSP game looked good but never got a chance to play it (didn't have a PSP). Here's to keeping the fingers crossed...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America):

@Windy Trust, SwapNote was definitely abused by kids and big kids alike. In Japan, a 40-something year-old man was arrested for coercing kids to send him nude pictures of themselves using the application. And I've read articles of similar instances occurring in North America — some where kids were taking nudies and/or sending porn to one another. Now, I will say this: you are absolutely correct in stating Nintendo is cheap. In fact, Iwata is arguably the biggest cheapskate in the gaming industry. (Example: Expansion via SD cards instead of decent-sized HDDs in the Wii/Wii U...) However, Nintendo merc'd SwapNote because of the controversy at the time. (But they are still cheap.) Honestly, they could've killed off photosharing and still kept the app alive. (Well, technically it's alive but virtually useless now.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

I just checked out the update and I prefer this to the old layout. It's cleaner, loads a little faster (a little), and if you want to see more from a particular user, just hit the arrow — simple. (And totally not a big deal.) I'm not a regular user of Miiverse, mainly due to how slow it is even with the "improved" hardware of the New 3DS systems. I may try using it for a week to see if the increased speed is negligible or noticeable.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Is Skipping E3...:

I wouldn't mind if he didn't show up for any future E3s... or if, perhaps, he just stepped down... One can only dream. Still, I do hope he is in good health and if not, I wish a speedy, healthful recovery for him. It's not Iwata's personality — I just don't like him as a businessman. Well, okay: I think he SUCKS as a businessman and is the opposite of what 21st century Nintendo needs. But he's still human and I hope all is well.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Mobile Is Konami's Future, According To Presid...:

...and Konami falls victim. Curious as to how this news comes literally a day after Square Enix reports they're shifting focus from being console-oriented to concentrating on mobile. I don't play games on my phone and never will: battery life isn't that great on smartphones anyway and I'm not draining mine for anything other than calls/text/browsing/etc.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For Th...:

@IceClimbers Thank you, regarding DQVII. Honestly, I stopped waiting on that game long ago. And since reading about Square Enix's newly announced focus to shift away from console games to mobile ones, I'm not holding my breath for DQVIII - not that I'm hopeful, anyway. Mix in Enix's overall loyalty to the homeland first (and foremost in many cases, including DQs 7&8 releasing outside Japan), and you have a recipe for a little bit of disappointment and a little bit of likely not gonna happen.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

@IceClimbers Curiously enough, Iwata does a number of things that subsequently push third-parties away and those are the same entities Nintendo desperately needs.

@heathenmagic It was nice to get Xenoblade 3D exclusive for the New 3DS systems but I doubt we'll be seeing anymore "New 3DS Only" games (if for no other reason than developers wanting to cast the widest net possible to maximize profits). Maaaybe one but, judging from past history, no more after that. When the original DSi came out, Nintendo made a big deal then about "certain games will only be playable on the DSi due to the superior hardware..." Foto Showdown was the only DSi-exclusive the system saw. Literally, every other game released was playable on the original DS, DS Lite, DSi, and the DSi XL. I have a hard time seeing how Xenoblade 3D on the New 3DS systems is going to be any different.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

2015 is "Year of the Wii U" - I don't see any real big news or games coming for the 3DS this year. E3 will probably see some indie games announced for the 3DS eShop but Nintendo's stretched so thin right now (totally their fault), I don't think they have the resources to really push both console and handheld platforms full-throttle. The Wii U's been draining them since the thing came out and we've seen them trying really anything to help put plumber's putty in the hull holes — even nonsensical things like releasing last generation handheld games (NDS) to be played on... a current generation console. I think 2016 will see more focus on 3DS. I'd be really surprised if we 3DS gamers got any big announcements this year.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

"An informative FAQ does provide an explanation however, referencing the immediate limitations of developing with Nintendo hardware."

Point. There's absolutely no way to defend Nintendo from such a blunt and truthful statement. Nintendo fans aren't looking for bleeding-edge tech — that's never been the company's schtick anyway. However, I'm sick of Iwata delivering these cheap, plastic, Fisher Price toys with crazy outdated specs that usher in comments from developers like the one above. Give us a GAMING SYSTEM and no more toys. Then, things like getting skipped over due to inadequate specs would be less likely of happening. Le sigh...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America):

I tried the Puzzle & Dragons demo... I didn't really care for it. I think it's mostly because I'm "match-three'd" out from a few years ago when the genre was really popular, particularly on mobile. The visuals, music, and gameplay is superb, though: just not something I'll be purchasing.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

"Nintendo, surprisingly, has been the hardest sponsor to get. While they know about StreetPass groups, they have very little interactions with them in the USA."

That's our Nintendo. There are some small groups in my area but nothing of the San Diego magnitude (at least to my knowledge as it's been awhile since I've actively looked into StreetPass Meetups).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop):

While I really liked Pokémon Rumble Blast, I've been hesitant about Rumble World due to its freemium nature. (Needless to say, I hate freemium games.) I've been so busy with Fantasy Life, I haven't cared to read up on it until now (although I've been seeing it as most people's "Most Recent Game" when StreetPassing). It's nice to hear that the microtransactions aren't as offensive as other games and I really like that $30 ceiling which keeps parents of kids happy they won't get a bill for $100 and keeps people from just buying everything to win over those who would rather play the game to win. I don't say this often about Nintendo these days but good job.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

There's nothing to say, really: I doubt Nintendo will ever fully wake up and get with the program. They'll make little advancements here 'n there but in large, they just don't get it. Fuhrer Iwata runs that ship with an iron fist. And it's still unimaginable to me that he is not only president and CEO of Nintendo (like that isn't enough), he's also the president of NOA. Way too much power imo. Iwata's recipe? Rely on nostalgia and leaving luck up to heaven, for sure. Nintendo's their own worst enemy and any misfortune that happens will be of their own doing. I love Nintendo to pieces but they're also the dumbest, stupidest company in the contemporary gaming world.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

If this were another company, I'd be excited. Since it's Nintendo, meh: we'll see what comes of it. This should be a big move, full of exciting possibilities. But this is the Iwata-led Nintendo: over-promise, under-deliver as well as confusing, perplexing, backwards decisions. I'm a Nintendo fan but... we'll see.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

As fantastic as Splatoon is going to be, one game can't 'save' a system. Period. And that's really a shame because there a lot of people who are going to miss out (including myself since I don't own a Wii U and probably never will). It's also a shame that because of Nintendo's crappy leadership under Iwata, the dev team could've made more return on investment if the Wii U install base was bigger than it is (and will probably ever be). I'm hating that I'm missing Mario Kart 8 and a couple others but I'm not spending $300-350 + tax for a system I'm only interested in a handful games for. The Wii U was supposed to be the "Gamer's Choice" but as usual with Iwata, over-promise, under-deliver. Maybe the next one, he'll actually mean what he says.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

Why Nintendo would even waste time on porting Mario Kart DS to the Wii U when the 3DS has the superb Mario Kart 7 and Wii U has the incredible Mario Kart 8 is anyone's guess. Nintendo's oddball business culture is definitely the Idiot's Parade. Even more so, I don't understand why they'd waste time porting any handheld game to be played on the Wii U, tablet controller or not.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@DreamyViridi I'm with you on that: I don't give a hoot about Banjo-Kazooie either and am kinda surprised at how many people in the comments actually would care to vote for the character(s). I always thought the games were lame and boring and even though I had left Nintendo console-wise after the SNES, I would've rather played DKC instead of Banjo if I had a choice. To each his own.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

Interesting: an indie title that gets the New model exclusivity treatment — I'd expect that from a major release (like the upcoming Xenoblade 3Dmake). In any event... YEEESS!!! This will be a day one purchase for my N3DS! Thank you, Mr. Adelman for pushing against Nintendo's crusty, draconian ways. I can just imagine the internal politics he had to put up with in general but especially trying to push this game thru... I never really understood why they were so against this game based on other mature titles on their platforms. And there are Nintendo games with religious overtones in them as well (of course not like this game apparently but that's comparing tomAtoes to tomAHtoes).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Ene...:

@MoonKnight7 I agree. While I played thru the demo, waiting on the enemy's turn was a minor annoyance and that's all — it didn't deter my enjoyment of the game at all. It was a minor annoyance at worst (and a quirky "feature" at best). As fast as processor speeds are these days (even in non-bleeding edge tech like Nintendo's), waiting for opponents to move should totally be a thing of the long past.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Det...:

Man, I really felt bad for you amiibo collectors after watching the Nintendo Direct yesterday lol: there's so many new ones coming up!! The wallets are gonna be smoking! And I can already see future articles (on NL included) regarding the limited quantities of these Yarn Yoshi amiibo and scalpers going at it once again. I'm totally not into these collectible gaming toy thingies but this one does look really nice. I may have to partake in the nonsense to secure/preorder one for my friend because she totally wants one to put on her table.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Ene...:

While I'm no stranger to writing code, I'm not even going to front like I'm even halfway in the league of a game programmer or even understand the nuances of the discipline. However, I simply have to scratch my head and wonder if the length of enemy turns was really something that couldn't have been addressed before releasing the game... Perhaps they ran out of time? I don't know. Anyway, this should DEFINITELY help as it was the only thing I didn't like about the demo. I'll actually go purchase the retail version now.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains Launches O...:

@No-longer-postin Nintendo just needs to redo the eShop layout, period. We all understand Nintendo wanting to make the eShop "cutesy and fun" because that's what they do. But in terms of game and app discovery, the store is an utter mess. (And I'm still waiting to see when we're going to get a proper username/password login from Nintendo instead of this convoluted NNID mess. Hopefully, before I'm an old man.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Super Stable 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts...:

@Kaboom I hear ya, pal. But don't hold your breath; I doubt Iwata's listening. I prefer the bigger New XLs (just like the former XLs) but portability could be nice... Who knows, they might do a surprise release of the New 3DS in North America like they all-of-a-sudden announced the 2DS last year. You never know with Nintendo.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Mobile Developers Extremely Positive About Nin...:

We'll have to wait and see what comes of this. But I have a hard time seeing anything other than Nintendo taking their shot at delivering their versions of the same crap that litters the App Store and Google Play Store. Using said apps as a sort of "gateway drug" to coerce people to buy/play on Nintendo dedicated hardware, that's a win. Personally, I'm not looking forward to endless runners with Mario characters; match-threes with Pokemanz (although those exist already); or Peggle-types with Pikmin; or something like that. On the other hand, I also wouldn't care for Nintendo "full-length" gaming experiences on mobile either. Hand me a Nintendo handheld and a decent console (or merge the two somehow), and I'm good.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@thatguyEZ Nintendo's stupidity regarding amiibo availability has poisoned them for me too, and I'm not even invested into them as I've never purchased a single one (and don't plan to as I don't care about them). Actually, Nintendo's ::cough, Iwata's:: stupidity in recent years has generally turned me off from them. I'll always be dedicated to their handhelds (which is my only investment into the company) as they're the best in the industry but they're too out of touch with reality for me. And their attitude toward the Majora's Mask XL debacle and the ridiculousness that amiibo hunting has become is completely ludicrous. Notwithstanding small things that simply annoy. Example? I traded up from my old XL to a New XL last night with a complete system transfer. My New XL was defective; the retailer I bought it from said they'd be cool with letting me get another one. Problem? System transfers can only be done every 7 days. Now I have to wait till next week for my new system. I understand why Nintendo feels the need to do this but it's too draconian. Why can't you give us a simple login, Nintendo??? AAAARGH!!!! I love you guys but I hate you guys at the same time. I really hate what they've become, especially compared to how they were when I was a kid...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@midnafanboy Yeah, I got the point. Didn't know I was potentially starting a flame war o_O. While I'm generally up on gaming, I don't profess to know EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of EVERY SINGLE GAME, including Bayonetta 2 (which honestly hasn't been on my radar, mostly cuz I don't have a Wii U and probably won't for a looong time). And if @Dazza hadn't corrected me, I probably wouldn't have known (or would have a lot later when it didn't matter anymore). I obviously missed some news on the subject, was wrong (like no one else here hasn't been), and got corrected. I didn't know it was that big a deal. People online, man... It's been funny watching a lot of NL users foam at the mouth about something that was squashed waaay back in the timeline, though lol XD



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

I could be totally wrong... But I still think Bayonetta 2 will eventually lose Nintendo exclusivity and end up a "timed exclusive" being ported to PS3/4 and/or 360/One. I just don't see Platinum keeping it exclusive especially seeing how small the audience is for such games on Wii U. Or they could go the Kingdom Hearts route and have single sequels exclusive to an entire assortment of hardware platforms. o_O



c1pher_c0mplet commented on New Nintendo 3DS Shown Off by Monster Hunter S...:

Even though the standard New 3DS will have interchangeable face/back plates, I wonder if Nintendo will still find a way to tick people off by not offering certain plates for the standard New 3DS... I mean, if it's possible to switch plates on the fly, doesn't that mean you should be able to take any of them off and apply them if you wanted to?? Hmmm...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know ...:

@Ralek85 Seems like you've been putting up with Nintendo's crap for a long time: I commend you, friend. Personally, Nintendo has always been a "secondary" company for me. While I have an absolute blast with their offerings (I'm a 3DS-a-holic lol), they are just too draconian, too stubborn, unwilling to address their shortcomings, and it's only getting worse as the years progress. Their eccentricity is their biggest asset and their biggest failure. And in my opinion, Iwata & Co. don't make it any better.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

"Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?"

No. Because even basic tablet functionality is not possible on the GamePad, notwithstanding the GamePad is functionally useless when not in close proximity to the Wii U unit itself. (And even if they wanted to, I don't think 21st century "weeny" Nintendo would even entertain marketing against a competitor the way Yamamuchi's Nintendo did during the Genesis days.)