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Wed 15th Sep 2010

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c1pher_c0mplet commented on Quality Of Life Device Not Fit To Be Sold As "...:

"Quality Of Life Device Not Fit To Be Sold As "A Nintendo Product" At The Moment, Says Kimishima"

Good. While none of us really knew what it was, I've always thought it sounded stupid and seemed like another one of Iwata's oddball ideas. Although there hasn't been enough elapsed time yet to really tell, it would seem as if Kimishima-san is more focused on repairing Nintendo's situation and reputation while also trying to guide them to a healthier future. As for Iwata, his childlike charm was undeniable. But I completely disliked him as president and CEO. I truly do hope he continues to rest easy, though.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Considering amiibo Features and...:

I couldn't care less: I don't own a Wii U, don't plan to, and don't own any amiibo (such a goofy word). I will say this: my opinion, amiibo is one of Nintendo's dumbest, stupidest ideas — right along with a heap of others. Save your finances for game development, hardware research, and such instead of spending it on making plastic toys and physical DLC locks. Nintendo can keep on with 'em for all I care because as much as people may profess to loathe these type practices, they'll be swiping their plastic at the countertops when the game releases.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Remains Bullish Around the 3DS and It...:

This isn't surprising at all and is expected: Nintendo has always had some overlap when new systems release. There's usually no more than about 2 years of overlap before the previous system finally bows out and developers start concentrating their efforts solely on the latest hardware. (During this interim period, devs are mostly dishing out quick, mediocre ports that usually aren't worth playing, anyway.)



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Minecraft Finally Digs Its Way Onto the Wii U ...:

@RainbowGazelle People stay catching feelings and making assumptions online... I usually don't respond to comments but whatever. First, I never said anyone should be fired. Second, I never said I expected a Nintendo exclusive to be announced. That's exactly why I said, and I quote myself, "I wasn't expecting anything." Third, I never said Minecraft on Wii U isn't big news just because I'm not interested (which I'm not). I clearly stated, "For the handful of people who haven't played this game [...], this may be exciting." Lastly, I caught wind of this "news" elsewhere via a random headline online while studying. I didn't check this guy's LinkedIn profile and do a full background check on him to know that he's involved with the Nintendo indies/eShop. My only point was I, and many others, consider this to be an exciting announcement for those who haven't experienced Minecraft yet but definitely not a BIG one as he put it. If you disagree, cool. The announcement's over, Minecraft is coming to Wii U, it is what it is.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Minecraft Finally Digs Its Way Onto the Wii U ...:

@DESS-M-8 No freaking kidding. I've been wondering what the heck this "big announcement" was all day yesterday. I thought maybe the news was coming from Japan; thus, a time difference. But the guy who trolled, I mean teased everyone is from NoA. Then I realized, "Wait: is the announcement this Wii U port of Minecraft?" Indeed, it seems so. For the handful of people who haven't played this game (which is available on nearly every platform currently known), this may be exciting but it's far from "big." I wasn't expecting anything but applying the phrase "big announcement" to an expensive port of a 4-year old game on a soon-to-be-retired system is really stretching it. The idiocy of 21st century Nintendo has no boundaries.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Nintendo is Right to Move On Fr...:

I think this article is jumping the gun. Just because Kimishima is suggesting the NX will be different from the Wii/Wii U and Nintendo's moving away from it doesn't necessarily mean it won't have Wii in the name or branding. Look at what happened with the Wii U: Nintendo originally positioned it as a hardcore system — the exact opposite of what the Wii was — and what happened when they finally dropped the name at E3? A new, supposedly hardcore system that needed any name — any name in the cosmos — other than 'Wii' and that's EXACTLY what they named it. Stupid. And besides, we don't know what this thing's official name will be yet. I'm holding off all reservations regarding this thing until it's announced. But honestly, I'm extremely skeptical of 21st-century Nintendo and don't expect much of anything from them console-wise at all.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on See All That's Coming in the Tri Force Heroes ...:

For Triforce Heroes players who mainly play with random people online, how has the experience generally been (in terms of playing with people who you don't know)? I know you can blacklist people but just asking for general thoughts. While I enjoy Zelda handheld games, I'm not a Zelda fan per se. However, Triforce Heroes intrigues me — and because I'm not necessarily a Zelda nut, I don't have the same scathing viewpoint toward this game that those who adore the main series titles may. If I decided to get Triforce Heroes, online would be the only way I could play. I have one 3DS-owning friend that would play, too, but I've read that locally, it's you + two others or no cigar. Otherwise, you have to go online.



c1pher_c0mplet commented on Circle Entertainment Claims That Nintendo of A...:

Nintendo's stupidity strikes again. Let me clarify, this isn't an issue really but as @sillygostly put it, limiting choice provides variety to NoA users?? So let me get this straight: it's okay for NoA to have close to 10 (if not more) Pokemon themes, among others, but third-party games are limited to four. Additionally, it's okay for one region to have 4+ themes for a third-party game - just not North America (or somewhere else, for that matter). ?????? All I can do is just shake my head... There's absolutely no reason why there isn't parity between all regions for something as non-critical as home themes.



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.