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A gaming fan of all styles.

24, United Kingdom

Sat 28th December, 2013

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Chubblings commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

@Pius No need to say sorry, you were on the side of justice! See here:
defendant, Thomas, clearly stated, "I specifically explain why it's retail only in the article, therefore no dual destinies. "
Objection Slams Desk
The defendant is clearly lying. He states retail games count for the poll...but Dual Destinies was a retail release in Japan!

All joking aside though, I do wonder if NintendoLife will run an article with the Top 10 eShop only releases as well.



Chubblings commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

I understand the need for innovation, but Nintendo really has to create a powerful system, that's friendly for third parties, because as great as their first parties are, a console CANNOT survive on first parties alone (and then sales will end up becoming another Wii U).



Chubblings commented on GameStop Lists Crazy Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

I'm so thankful that I was able to get my hands on one in the UK before they sold out (was literally checking Nintendo Store every hour to see when the LE system would pop ever since the direct showed it). Though I do think that while, it is limited edition, Nintendo probably should have made a few more, so as to prevent sad situations like this, where even a retail place, is joining in on the scalping.



Chubblings commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For Eu...:

@Quorthon Meh, it's not my type of game (as I don't mind sexuality/nudity, as there are games like GTA which do that right, but this is just too blatant for me), but I have heard it has a decent storyline and gameplay. Nevertheless, it's just a matter of cultural differences, which I can respect. Though it's not for me, it does add another game to the 3DS Library for this year. Although the 3DS has had a tremendous library and IMO is my favourite Nintendo handheld ever: it's a bit barren with releases this year, and I suppose this game will also fill a niche.



Chubblings commented on Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS B...:

It's great that fans are doing this, but Squenix should really see the potential money in front of them (IMO, aside from a few hits such as Deux Ex: HR, Squeenix hasn't been the same since they first changed the name from Squaresoft. Though FFXV does look really good). I'm really getting the vibes from when Capcom wouldn't (and still hasn't) localised Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2/Gyakuten Kenji 2, and fans took the matter in their own hands, and now you can play the game in English.



Chubblings commented on Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans...:

@Inkling Listen, any and ALL 3D Sonic games are better than Boom (Boom is so bad that it makes Sonic 06 look like Ocarina of Time). I know Sonic Team have had their hits and misses, but they would really have to want to screw up their game if it was as bad or worse than Boom.



Chubblings commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

@NinjaWaddleDee I'd have a feeling it has something to do with the Zelda name. I recall the Limited Edition Zelda 3DS that came with Ocarina of Time, and that sold out relatively quickly (if I recall). Nevertheless, the plausible explanation is likely that Nintendo produced so few of them (Iwata did mention a possibility of stock shortages of the "New" systems in general), and couple that with the growing factor of scalpers, and voila, there it sells out quickly.
Economically speaking, it is a very safe strategy of what they're doing by producing not as much, that's a guaranteed sellout, as opposed to a huge amount of stock and it still being there (that's also why the "New" systems did not grace the West in the Winter, because Nintendo were trying to finish off as many of their old XL models as possible).



Chubblings commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

@exegesis48 Ah yes, perhaps the most valid reason to bring region free to Nintendo systems...region lock is simply too inconvenient for those who move between regions. I live in the UK and was able to get the MM3D XL, but I can imagine in the hypothetical situation that I moved to the US, it would be extremely inconvenient (due to all my Nintendo systems and games being PAL region).



Chubblings commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Mons...:

The Order's not a terrible game but suffers from many detrimental flaws that prevent it from being worth the full retail price:
A. Way too short—only 5-7 hours to beat it, and it's a SINGLE player game, no online multiplayer (and unlike a game like Arkham Asylum per se, which was actually 10-12 hours at least, this isn't anything revolutionary)

B. It's an FPS that isn't 60fps (it's only 30fps) AND it isn't 1080p either (some weird 'cinematic' cop-out excuse).

As a result, I don't see how this game did well at all.



Chubblings commented on Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - For...:

@mowerdude It's bad for your neck too. Anyways, when thinking of what actual gamepad integration is, the perfect combination Nintendo should be aiming for is something that's intuitive, that the player only occasionally looks down at. Though the Wii U is most like a DS, the big difference is that gamepad is not actually attached to the bottom of your display, so Nintendo should focus on ways where their customers can use it, without it feeling really forced (Splatoon for example, with it's gyro controls most similar to mouse and keyboard, works really well, as the player uses the controller to aim, and looks at the Gamepad only for a split second to make moves).



Chubblings commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster...:

@Peach64 Yeah, I hope this time that Majora's reaches the sales it deserves as it launched at quite an unfortunate time during the N64 days (near the decline of the system, in addition to Expansion Pak raising the price to make it very expensive, as well as the fact that it was living in Ocarina's shadow in the eyes of many).



Chubblings commented on January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii ...:

@JaxonH Exactly! If this trend of selling about half as much, as say the PS4, throughout the entire gen, and we see PS4 with about 60-70 million systems by the end of this gen, that would still mean Wii U had about 30-35 million. Again, no-one is expecting the Wii U to win this generation, but if it hits a reasonable 25 million+ (but I'm thinking 30-40 million) units where they're making decent profit, that's perfectly fine. At the end of the day, as long as Wii U is a profitable endeavour and 3DS continues to sell like it has been, Nintendo is more than fine.



Chubblings commented on Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program...:

This article hit the nail on the head. Even though Nintendo can do it, that doesn't mean they should, because in the long run, this is only going to hurt them with loss of potential sales. Take for example, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (or Paintbrush if you will), I wasn't sold on buying the game at all because I was unsure, but when I watched some videos of people playing it, that's what really sold me on it, and now it's a day-one purchase. So really this policy Nintendo is taking is not wise, and the worst part of it all is that they're the only publisher doing this nonsense, as pretty much all other dev endorse YouTube.

TotalBiscuit's video on it perhaps makes the most valid point:



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoin...:

@unrandomsam Since only some press members were privy to it, I am guessing that they were sworn to some secrecy or something of that sort. Heck, even the Mass Effect 4 presentation (before it was revealed to the masses) on its story and whatnot to Bioware's FANS, to this day has not been leaked, with there only being some speculation. And even those selected fans were asked to swear to secrecy, so I'm guessing the same holds true for the press with Star Fox.



Chubblings commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

@ericwithcheese2 Agreed, but Nintendo really do need to get rid of their useless "limited use" for their demos because some usage limits are completely unfair, and it isn't right to impose such a limitation on their customers (which is one thing the email codes have over regular demos, as email ones have unlimited use).



Chubblings commented on Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3D...:

These retailers should know how much stock that they are getting, it is simply irresponsible of them to put a product up for buying for customers, only to inform them that they can't. Anyways, even though Nintendo has been botching recently with supply and demand (see amiibo and gamecube adapter), this time I don't blame Nintendo. This is a limited edition system, if it sells out quickly then they shouldn't have to make more, the name says LIMITED. Anyways, in this Majora's Mask scenario, it's really up to how retailers handle it, and they haven't been handling it well.



Chubblings commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Spade_the_prinny Well, I think that YouTube in itself is a very unstable job to be living of off. If one day, all these corporations (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Activision, etc.) said no more monetising of videos, and we get all the money, pretty much all Let's Players' jobs would go down the drain, as the companies do have every right to because it's their content and people are making money of off it without any sort of their own original views, and thus the law is in the corporations' favour. It is different however, when you have a video game critique, such as TotalBiscuit, who critiques games, and should the aforementioned hypothetical scenario occur, he would be protected under law and still make his living.

Nevertheless, it is of my opinion that although Nintendo has every right to carry out this policy, it actually ends up being better for them without it, for as everyone else has said, free publicity.



Chubblings commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@6ch6ris6 I don't get it...wouldn't the fact that a lot of people buying the Wii VC on Wii U lead Nintendo to ponder that a lot of people liked Metroid Prime and want a new one? Because you're saying that you hope people won't buy them, so I'm just curious at why you think by people not buying them will lead to a new Metroid Prime, when it should in fact, lead to the opposite.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

This is easily to me the best Nintendo handheld, definitely ranking up high in best Nintendo consoles of all time. It has the dual screen layout like the DS, but unlike the DS in now way does it feel being gimmicky by shoving down touch screen controls (to this day I can't play Phantom Hourglass or Spirit Tracks for those very reasons) while the 3D itself even if some may find it gimmicky, there still is an option to turn it off for those who don't like it, the buttons layouts are all nice, and it has a great variety of games, be it fighters, platforms, shooter, puzzle, adventure, and so on. All of my 3DS games have been fun to play and some have even brought to me some of my best gaming experiences in a while (Fire Emblem Awakening, A Link Between Worlds, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Kingdom Hearts 3D just to name a few).



Chubblings commented on Weirdness: Sega Features the Infamous Knuckles...:

@lividd3ad That's what I was thinking...As hilarious as it would be for them to make fun of the game, the writers would never be allowed to add that in the show because it's bad press for the game (as though it doesn't have enough already), and just the repeating pause being in German even though the cartoon is in English is a contradiction.



Chubblings commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Really solid list and I know it's only Part One, but I would have added Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and Xenoblade Chronicles (yes I know there's a new 3DS version, but release this much later for those who don't want a new 3DS, because it's pretty much unavailable to buy on Wii physical). They're both games I missed out on, and are pretty much impossible to get now.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I have 6000+ stars on my Club Nintendo (that I've been saving up over a long time for like say, a statue, like the Luigi's Mansion 2 one, which was really well made), I'm assuming these won't be transferable to the New system that's launched in replacement, but come on Nintendo, for Majora's Mask release, at least put some new stuff up in Club Nintendo Europe (there hasn't really been anything noteworthy recently—golfballs, even as a golfer I say no thanks—pin badges, too pricy for what they give, only really the T-shirt is good, but even then there have been better ones). Anyways, like everyone else has said, I do hope this new system leads to account based, as then I will have more assurance with buying Nintendo products digital.



Chubblings commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

@Einherjar I also thoroughly enjoyed Lost World, but my only issue with the game (aside from the painlessly easy boss fights as you mentioned) were the amount of 2D sections. Sonic games generally have great 3D and 2D sections, but Lost World really shined most when it was 3D, while its 2D sections just weren't as interesting (which were quite a major part of the game).



Chubblings commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

@JaxonH That's a really sound argument that I agree with myself. However, I do find myself wondering, even though region locking has its benefits, there are some negative impacts. For example, should someone from the UK (who has a 3DS with many games from the region) move to the US, they wouldn't be able to buy any games for their system (even though both PAL and NTSC have English). So in that case, if you're moving around regions of the world, region locking can be an inconvenience.



Chubblings commented on Video: Nintendo Drops a Legend of Zelda: Major...:

Never played Majora's Mask before (only 3D Zelda I haven't played), I've got the Limited Edition New console with it preordered, the game looks truly incredible. I'm glad I waited for the remake instead of buying it on Wii VC.

On a side note, do any of you think that the fact that the game is coming out on Friday the 13th is just pure coincidence, or on purpose by Nintendo?



Chubblings commented on Professional Super Smash Bros. Player Proposes...:

Pretty appropriate tagline of "Marry-o" because even though I live in the UK, I simply can't stand the way that UK promotional adverts pronounce Mario's name as Marry-o/Mare-eo instead of Ma-rio. All jokes aside, congratulations to the two.



Chubblings commented on Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available...:

@Damo THIS (For example, us in the UK have to wait for "second half 2015" for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse whilst North America gets it in February, but you don't see us complaining).

Anyways, got the Majora's Mask Limited Edition Console with Limited Edition Skull Kid Statue+Charger for £210. Can February come any sooner?!



Chubblings commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Wii U retail: Mario Kart 8 (it was MK8 v. Smash for me, but the DLC Pack 1 really solidified MK8 for me)

Wii U eShop: Shovel Knight (Played it on Wii U, 3DS, and PC-all outstanding)

3DS Retail: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire-really thought that they did a tremendous job with the remakes making them really stand out and feel fully fleshed, 1000000x better than X and Y (although those games were good). They're still my favourite Pokémon games of all time (even surpass R/B/Y even though those are the ones I grew up on)

3DS eShop: Shovel Knight

Overall: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (may be unpopular opinions, but I think truly deserved).



Chubblings commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

@ricklongo I'm going to go with something different, and suggest it's just these kids (the ones in the video)'s attention span and impatience. They're not really getting the gist of how you play a 2D platformer. You don't just keep running for the end not pressing anything hoping for the best; the point is that you take your time, explore, be strategic about these things, or even just try your best. These kids have grown up in an age of technology where everything in itself is instantaneous and quick, and things come in short-bursts and they're not really used to concentrating on things for long spans of time; they just do something and move on. In reference to your girlfriend's nephew who you mentioned loves MegaMan and was able to blast through, I think that's more of him perhaps not being as enamoured to things like mobile phones, and rather the creative, eager to learn spirit of a child coming through (which is what games really capture).