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Wed 15th Sep 2010

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c1pher_c0mplet commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

@Churchy 100% Truth. You said Nintendo's "a little" out of touch; I'd say they're EXTREMELY out of touch. As far as people whining about review scores, ehhh, get over it. Read the review and make an informed decision based on your assessment of what you read. Not difficult to do at all.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Stella Glow (3DS):

@Spoony_Tech Would you recommend Persona Q to someone who's never played a Persona game before? It looks interesting but I know jack squat about the series. I'm sure there are things only series diehards will get, I'm sure. I'm just wondering if those ignorant to the series like myself would be completely lost as to not even waste time considering it.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Du...:

I hate, I Hate, I HATE Nintendo shoving amiibo with almost every release now. (No offense to the general readership here because I know a lot of you guys love them and I'm happy for you guys when you nab a rare or hard to find one!) I wouldn't mind so much if these things didn't lock certain gameplay elements, regardless if they're helpful but optional or purely cosmetic - doesn't matter. amiibo are essentially physical paywalls. (At least freemium games cost you $0.00 before considering IAPs. Here, you're paying traditional gaming prices - generally $39.99 - for the game and paying however much amiibo are for additional content.) Then there's Nintendo's intent on constantly pumping out more and more amiibo - figures and now AR cards - without adequately replenishing current stock (or lack thereof). My girlfriend was able to buy a few packs of AC: HHD cards from a local Best Buy when the game first released and the entire city (and surrounding areas) has been dry ever since. All the Game Stops here stopped getting HHD cards after the game launched; Best Buy the same; and other entertainment/specialty stores here have actually cancelled their orders of cards (as was told to me last night by an employee) because Nintendo isn't sending these places any more (likely due to shortages, I'm sure). I've abhorred the concept of amiibo ever since they were announced but here's my thing: personally, I'd like Nintendo to concentrate on gaming - physical, digital, mobile, whatever. But since it seems these amiibo aren't going anywhere, Nintendo: at least keep these things IN STOCK if you're going to make 'em. Le sigh...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Video: The Pokémon Company Shows Off the Curr...:

I'm not complaining: it's a free Poké distribution so I'll take it. And I'm confirming for other North Americans it only works with ORAS (which stinks but oh well). Can't wait to nab Hoopa in a few weeks! (I wonder if Volcanion and/or Zygarde will make their way into ORAS or if they'll be postponed for Poké Z or if they'll ever be officially distributed at all.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Expecting Mobile Business To Eclipse ...:

...makes me wonder if this has something to potentially do with the NX. Those are some pretty wild claims, especially considering Nintendo's brain seems to have disappeared for awhile now. However, if the NX is some type of detachable mobile device while you're out (and a console when you place it on the home hub or something), I could maybe see considerable profits in that regard: an on-the-go device with buttons capable of playing handheld-quality games (instead of app store junk). Or I can see money buckets overflowing in another, more deplorable scenario: junk transactions (read: free to download "games" and in-app purchases).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America):

Nintendo is extremely LAME for limiting the number of times you can play demos. The Legend of Legacy: 30. Yokai Watch: 15. Really?? Nintendo's thinking: "Run out of demo uses => Coercion to purchase full game." Wouldn't be surprised.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on North American Yo-Kai Watch Demo Coming on 22n...:

A boardroom full of hyperactive, drunken rhesus monkeys could run a better company than the yahoos and idiots at 21st century Nintendo. It's not that big a deal but still: is it that hard to get your dates correct before hitting the tweet button? (Must be.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on DeNA Will Announce Its First Nintendo Mobile G...:

My overall feeling toward this "big" announcement of Nintendo's first mobile game ~ooOoOoOooo~ is... So what? Mobile games are really a dime-a-dozen at this point. Slapping Mario on something with or without IAPs isn't going to make humongous waves and even if it's a new 'mobile' franchise, I still don't see this as, "BAM! Nintendo's back AND now in the mobile 'verse!" They've been playing catch-up the past few years and as far as mobile games and apps are concerned, they're behind the curve. Again. (Smh...) If others are excited for it, I'm excited for you guys. But personally, I couldn't care less.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Spooky Halloween Events Are Now Live In Pokém...:

Still addicted to it? Not at all (never was). But it makes a somewhat decent time-waster. Or as much time as you can waste playing 5 turns every 2 and a half hours for those 5 hearts to replenish again. I'm more so keeping up with it because I figure at least I can catch all the event Pokés I've missed in the regular games in Shuffle (Pokémon Black/White was my first Poké game). In the regular games I'm missing Arceus, Shaymin, Jirachi, Victini, and Darkrai. But I have all those in Shuffle sans Darkrai (either he hasn't been released yet or he may be an expert stage I haven't unlocked yet).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

Nintendo moving on from Virtual Console Game Boy games on the 3DS eShop? Of course they have: they're too busy making toys (eh hem, amiibo) instead of making games. Bleh. I'd much rather have GBA games in the eShop than GB games (which we know won't happen although the Ambassador GBA games run perfectly even on the original 3DS models).



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Video: See the Unboxing of the Animal Crossing...:

It's always 10 steps forward, 20 back with Nintendo. Now, the changeable faceplates was an excellent idea: release an assortment of these things for $15-20 a pop (rather than requiring fans to pony up $200+ for each special edition 3DS model that comes out should they want a new look for their system) and simply swap them out. Then, we come to find only the regular-sized New 3DS has this "feature" while the New XL does not. So here we are back at square one: another large New XL special edition (which isn't as cheap for fans as the faceplates would be, plus manufacturing an entire new system can't be cheap for Nintendo either) that will really only benefit those who don't yet have a system and this is their first. Hopefully, the new president can shake some of the "Iwata" off this company... (And I'm not disrespecting Iwata: I hope his family are finding some peace and progressing through life while holding steadfast to his memory. But I've NEVER cared for Iwata's business acumen as a Nintendo exec and still don't now.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Save Data Hackers Top Competition Leaderboards...:

Nintendo is ALWAYS slow to react to anything. As much as some may hate to admit it, Shuffle's likely making some type of profit and as far as the hacking goes, they're not going to do anything about that. What they should do, though, is simply get rid of the Mega Stone competitions, period. But they're not going to do that. And miss an opportunity for players to spend real money on IAPs for gems and coins to "win" the online competitions? Smh...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Sweeping Internal Changes Show ...:

@Yorumi Couldn't have stated it better myself: took the words right outta my mouth. With all Nintendo's missteps, mistakes, and their seeming reluctance to acknowledge any of it, I'm extremely skeptical (and critical) of most things they do. He hasn't done anything yet but the new president seems like he may exude a glimmer of hope...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on New Pokémon XY & Z Anime Trailer Unveils Zyga...:

Recently, I've been wondering what it would be like if there were a Pokémon game based on the anime... Perhaps even like a side-series to the main handheld games where you actually play as Ash... Hmm...

Additionally, are we EVER going to get official releases for Hoopa and Volcanion???



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Pokémon Go is an AR Game Headed to iOS and An...:

...more free-to-play, microtransaction junk; I suppose Shuffle wasn't enough. Guess I shouldn't be surprised, though: everyone wants in on this junk, mobile gaming crap. As long as I get my main series games and they don't infect those with the IAP disease, I couldn't care less.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson (3DS):

@Coldpancakes Exactly. I don't understand what all the whining is about. I'd say 6/10 is either spot-on or probably a little generous taking into account the original game's review scores. I'm not championing Senran Kagura 2 nor am I against it — it's just not something I'm into (and seems a little weird and strange imo). Unless you're into anatomically-incorrect digitized breasts and love beat 'em ups, the series seems pretty shallow and mediocre as a whole.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Picross 3D Sequel is Heading to the 3DS in Jap...:

@6ch6ris6 Agreed! And to think, I was just thinking about purchasing Picross 3D online somewhere because I really miss playing it... (Probably going to buy it anyway 'cause I'm sure this isn't likely to arrive anytime soon if it does.) Surely, this is coming to North America... And hopefully it won't take forever to localize... ::fingers crossed::



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Shiny Rayquaza Distribution Event For Pokémon...:

Thanks for the heads up, NL. You've gotta keep your eyes peeled for Poke events. I was slipping and missed the one a couple weekends ago where they were giving away Diancie, I think, for ORAS. I already have one for XY but still would've liked to have one specifically for ORAS, too.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

"Moffitt feels that developers within Nintendo have now gotten used to exploiting the controller..."

See, that's the problem right there. That's fine for first-party (it's not really not but...). If I were the head of a non-Nintendo studio, we'd already be (amongst other things): doing logistics to see if our game is financially feasible; planning and research; development and programming; blahblahblah. I would NOT want the additional concern of exploiting a gimmicky hardware quirk. Gamers (non-Nintendo) are just fine playing awesome games on systems that don't have weird, oddball designs; gimmicky quirks; and one-off accessories that only work with a single game (something else Nintendo is notoriously known for). I'm positive if Nintendo came out with a system that had a regular controller; an internal hard drive; an account system; third-party support; robust online & services; and HD, not one Nintendo fan would be begging for them to bring back the gimmicks they seem so intent on forcing these days. Nintendo needs to STOP trying to be different: YOU'RE NINTENDO — YOU'RE ALREADY DIFFERENT!



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite ...:

I couldn't care less about an NX. I'm a dedicated Nintendo handheld fanboy for life, though — handhelds, the only thing they've managed to consistently get right over the years, even to this day. On the other hand, Nintendo's proven over and over again that 21st century console gaming is like deciphering alien glyphs for them. And I don't even think a new leader is really going to change things up that much (if at all). I'd love to be wrong. But I really don't see it happening...

@Ichiban "I miss [the old] Nintendo. The new Nintendo (Nutendo) need to stop dumbing down all their games and be alot more ambitious. Until that happens, i can't really see many people caring about the NX."

Couldn't agree more. It's nearly 2016 and Nintendo still doesn't have an account system. (Perhaps that'll change with the DeNA partnership... I guess.) Until Nintendo starts incorporating commonplace features like this (amongst others) into their systems, I have absolutely zero interest in any console they're thinking of dropping.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Cr...:

I loved ACNL so this is still going to be a preorder for me. However, it's EXTREMELY disappointing that designs aren't graded somehow. I kinda assumed this game would be like the coffee shop in ACNL where you had to make their order a specific way to get a perfect "rating" from the animals. Really disappointed, actually. Hopefully, this is an early build and this is actually built into the game... But it doesn't sound like it.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Sharing to Miiverse in Animal Crossing: Happy ...:

Glad to hear this news although it won't affect me: I don't use Miiverse at all really; think I saw a tumbleweed blowing past my Twitter I've been so inactive; and I don't have (or want) a Facebook. (Pinterest, G+, and Tumblr are my networks of choice, currently.) Looks like posting would still be somewhat of a hassle for me. Oh well.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on These 3DS Home Themes for The Great Ace Attorn...:

Beyond their "excellent" E3 performance (), I also feel Nintendo really dropped the ball in terms of 3DS themes during the expo. (Well, they've been lackluster in delivering themes at a steady pace before E3, honestly.) I would've thought they'd deliver themes for SMB 30th, E3, etc. Themes are extremely simple: they're essentially wallpapers and that's it. Maybe at a couple bucks a pop, they're more concerned with amiibo (ugh) at $12-15 a pop... Visiting the PS Store, there are scores of themes and new ones always on the way (and probably the same for Xbox but since I don't have one I can't say for sure). Hmmm... Oh well, I guess. (smh...)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Maxime "The Wii U failed because the Wii turned core gamers away from Nintendo anf the casuals went to smartphones. We don't want gimmicks. We want good games with traditional controls."
^^^This: a million times this. Silkscreen this on a set of bricks and chuck these through Nintendo's HQ windows. Darn it, it's really that simple. What's so hard about this?? When Yamamuchi-san passed, he took a lot of the soul of Nintendo with him because this newer Iwata-led incarnation of the company is like watching circus clowns attempting to engineer atomic clocks. They have no idea what they're doing. And this amiibo nonsense is even making it worse. Personally, I don't care for collectibles (I'm all about the games), haven't purchased a single one, and never will. But they can't even restock past figures that are currently unicorn rare and they're already announcing new waves??? Ridiculous.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

Apparently, Nintendo doesn't like taking customers' money. We all know the previous XL model outsold the regular one and 2DS, even combined probably. But it's also ridiculous to not offer users options: there's a vocal amount of people who actually prefer the smaller model. And why would they allow for face plates on the standards New 3DS and not the XLs is beyond me.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Yorumi You're correct: it's currently $300 (thought it was $250 for some reason). It's way too early to tell but I just have a gut feeling the NX is doomed as well as you. They haven't learned anything. Iwata is the worst: the Wii's industry-disrupting "success" was a FLUKE and was a success for all the wrong reasons in terms of gaming. Console-wise, they're so lost and all they seem to do is keep smiling and skipping like everything's okay... But it's kinda what they get: they've been resting on their laurels for generations, keen to rely on past successes while the industry whisks by them, and have been reluctant to evolve with the times. Even if the NX was awesome, affordable, and gamer-centric (instead of toy-centric), Nintendo's image is severely damaged within the industry at this point. It's a mess.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

"...we're hoping that [the NX] will be a very big hit..."
Hope? XD XD XD What kind of business plan is that? LOL Ahhhh, Nintendo, Nintendo...
"...but maintained that affordability and innovative remain Nintendo's primary goals..."
Those two terms "affordability" and "innovative" already have me squeamish about the NX. In terms of 21st century HD gaming, the Wii U's asking price of $250USD is hardly wallet-breaking (compared to the competition). Anything more "affordable" than $250 and the hardware will definitely suffer and be even more antiquated than the last-gen tech Nintendo already tends to build their systems on. And for the love of everything, I'm sick of Nintendo and their goofy experiments and "innovation": just make some bleeding games, get third-parties on-board, and stop relying on Mario and Zelda to carry the ENTIRE brand. Nintendo needs to leave their toy focus behind and move on.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

Mr. Pitchford is absolutely correct. As I always say, though, for all the sense he and thousands of others make, you still have that 10,000-ft wide marble wall named Iwata that continues to completely prevent or, at minimum, impede any real progress Nintendo can make. I'm always hoping they can return to their former glory but in my mind, those days are over. Nintendo's no different than any other entity in their position: they've failed to — and have been reluctant to — evolve, and now they're scrambling trying to catch up:

  • HD gaming a generation late
  • Finally recognizing their online pales in comparison via the recent DeNa partnership

And in a sense, it's really too late but if they don't hit a home run with the NX...



c1pher_c0mplet commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

@OneBagTravel Hmm... Interesting. I also own Dream Team but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've played a tiny bit of Superstar Saga, which I thought was really good (the morsel I played, anyway). But I did notice a lot of dialogue in the game. And just like you, that's something I could do without. A little exposition here 'n there is fine but unless there's a riveting narrative happening, I gloss over and just mash the A button.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

The only reason I didn't think the Digital Event was that bad is because I want into it expecting absolutely NOTHING and when I say nothing, I mean that. (Granted, it was pretty underwhelming and meh overall.) So although I'd seen practically everything they presented already, I didn't mind because I wasn't expecting to see anything new either. On that front, it was nice to see gameplay footage of previously known titles and to see where they are in the development stages.

Nintendo is still #1 in handhelds (and is the only thing I really love them for) but I lost respect for them, in terms of consoles, a long time ago when Fuhrer Iwata came along — great guy but a bleeping imbecile business-wise. It simply baffles me how he's been allowed to run the ship this long... And should the NX truly be the next system, I don't see that changing anything over there because Iwata's influence and philosophies will still pervade. Iwata approaches gaming systems as if they were toys instead of pieces of technology: waggle controllers; gyro-tablets; cheap plastics; marginal specs (I'm no graphics whore but come on)... It's the 21st century and Nintendo still has no real account system, no hard drives 'cause Iwata's too cheap and instead wants you to buy SD cards to expand memory... What the heck?? Future Nintendo machines may finally get fully-realized online capabilities via the DeNa partnership, though.

If the NX is their next system, my wish list is simple: get rid of the gimmicky control schemes; robust online functionality; contemporary specs; and, for crying out loud, put a darn hard drive in the thing. The Wii U was supposed to be their reentrance into the modern gaming world and they screwed that up royally — mainly by including "Wii" in the system's name. We'll see if Iwata gets it right this time... (But I'm not holding my breath.)



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.