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A gaming fan of all styles.

24, United Kingdom

Sat 28th December, 2013

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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).



Chubblings commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@aaronsullivan I thought Nintendo reported a few months ago that they were selling Wii U's without loss now, but I may be mistaken. In any case however, the only thing I find important for the Wii U is that the top-notch first party games come (which they have been, and will definitely continue to in 2015), and that Nintendo is at least making profit for it so they continue to support it and that they don't lose money of off it. Nevertheless, I was really surprised at how well amiibo sold and could very well single-handedly turn the tides of the Wii U's sales should Nintendo choose to capitalise on it.



Chubblings commented on Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Poké...:

I liked the Secret Bases concept in the original and like the new 'Super' Secret Bases in ΩRAS. However, I find it absolutely ridiculous that the only way to get the Garchompite (a stone that many will want to use) through collecting 1000 flags. That's just too much - I'm fine with maybe 50 flags, but 1000 - not everyone will play online/streetpass and unfortunately, it's the only way to use Mega Garchomp in that game because unless you trade with someone that has Mega Garchomp, it's impossible because Pokémon Bank doesn't let you store Pokémon holding items (so you can't transfer your Mega Garchomp from X and Y).



Chubblings commented on Splatoon Developers Continue to Paint a Pictur...:

This game is looking real good, and definitely one of my most hyped games for 2015. Everything about it is just so fresh, new and relaxing. I was sold by the game at E3, but as time passes, it just keeps on looking better and better.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

The article is well written, using a variety of good arguments, but ultimately the idea of a Nintendo Phone is (in my opinion) one of the WORST decisions that Nintendo could ever make. Firstly, it would be a flop like others have said (since gaming phones aren't successful and people don't buy phones for games, they're just an extra), and there's just too much competition. Secondly, it would completely ruin the purpose of their handhelds, and might actually hurt that division. Lastly and simply, it's not what they're here to do: they make video games (and systems for it), they don't do phones, and the argument that they started out as a card and toys company is simply irrelevant; they became renowned for their video games (how big was Nintendo really back before video games).



Chubblings commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Sh...:

Woah! I knew it would do good, but I didn't know it would be that good. I guess it will be the best selling 3DS game just like the originals were for Gameboy. Much deserved though for my favourite Pokémon games (Gen 3 was the best for me, even though I started with Gen 1). The remakes were very well done, and there was a lot of content added in, not just some graphics touch ups.



Chubblings commented on Out Today: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphir...:

Omega Ruby arrived yesterday from Nintendo Store for me (a day early)! The game's the same masterpiece it was when I played it 11 years ago. I haven't had this much fun with Pokémon, or even a video game, in a long while.Now I'm just waiting for Smash Wii U today.



Chubblings commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

9/10 is an amazing score, don't know why people are mad. It got 9's mostly across the board (well there were 9.5's etc. and even IGN gave it a 9.8), but that's just the way NintendoLife's Review scale works, it has to be whole numbers (at least to my knowledge). It makes sense then, to round down to 9, but not round up to 10 (because rounding a score to the perfect score is a bit much). Just my opinion though.



Chubblings commented on Feature: Batman Vs. Superman In The Battle Of ...:

@Rafie I share your stance completely, and people really do forget that up until the Arkham games, Batman games were just plain bad. With Arkham Knight finishing up the Arkham trilogy, I think Rocksteady will definitely open up to revitalise Superman in video games (and regarding your last statement, whilst it wasn't without faults, I thoroughly enjoyed Man of Steel).



Chubblings commented on Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modificati...:

I don't think this is too unlikely as my copy of SSB 3DS had this problem where it is unable to play Classic Mode (and the system then proceeds to restart). I've sent the game to Customer Service in Nintendo about 6 weeks ago, and first they had no idea what happened, then they lost the game, and now a replacement is supposed to come soon (which they said like 3 weeks ago). My copy of SSB U better be problem free considering the utter torture I've had to deal with with the 3DS version.



Chubblings commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

@ColdingLight It's not a competitor right now, but there has been a lot of talk as of late, with Amazon hiring game developers etc., to release their own video game console with games. While there's not guarantee that it'll be a competitor, people are speculating regardless that Amazon will release a budget console with approachable games, that'll take away all of the casual market, thus jeopardising Nintendo with the taking away of that market.



Chubblings commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I do love my Wii U, although I can't help but see it as anything more than a secondary console to accompany PS4/X1/PC. That said, I've had much more enjoyment with the Wii U thus far, then my PS4, while X1 just doesn't interest me at this point (will likely pick one up at the end of the generation). As a gaming console as its own (the only gaming console you'll own), it's definitely a C-. However, if you grade it as a secondary console, I do think it's well worth an A(+).

On a minor note, there is a typo in the article:
" Nintendo will likely simply target a return to profitability and modest success — improvement will be need to even reach GameCube levels, however."
It should be "improvement will be need*ed* to even reach Gamecube Levels however."



Chubblings commented on Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for S...:

"WHAT! There is no difference between 30fps and 60fps. I mean everyone knows that the human eye can only see 30fps, and 60fps is weird, and games are so much better at 30fps with that "cinematic feel"
-Iterating PS4/X1 fanboys who try to justify things when their games are at 30fps, after the developers failed to reach their target goal of 60fps. Ironically, when their games do hit 60fps (See LOTU: Remastered, Halo MCC), they brag about this, awesome, silky-smooth experience, in spite of the fact that prior to 7th gen, 60fps was a gaming standard.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

@dbobo I do somewhat agree, because like you, I also have played every Pokémon game in all of the generations. While I think what they're doing works, I do fear that it may get stale in the future. The only real way to take things to the next level to innovate the series is really just better hardware to be able to add new things, just like how the series was in top-down format until X and Y, which the newer hardware introduced full 3D (which is why they could make an amazing true Pokémon game on Wii U). Another thing that they could do is to stop making one every year, and instead make one every 2-3 years, thus that way, they have more time to add a plethora of new things to make each instalment fresh (kind of like the 3D Mario's-same platformer style, but each completely unique and fresh). Regardless, I am excited for ORAS as they were my favourite generation. I do recommend though that you try B2/W2, as in my opinion, they're one of the best in series, far outshining D/P/Pt, B/W, and even X/Y.



Chubblings commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

I agree and disagree in the sense that I do believe games need to be great gameplay experiences first and foremost, with the story being treated once the gameplay is done. However, then I look at games, like the Mass Effect Trilogy for example, which executes story beautifully to immerse the player, whilst still keeping solid gameplay in there. I think that in order to have the best possible industry, one needs gameplay focused games, and story games as well (although the story games need solid gameplay), to make sure that there are as many variants of experiences one can have with gaming.



Chubblings commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

@Yorumi I completely agree. There's nothing wrong with size revisions (like XL), but complete hardware revisions that end up excluding your current user-base is shoddy business practice. I've got nothing against Nintendo, but when they do things like this, it's really sad, especially since they're the only major handheld video game device in the market at this point (Sony completely mishandled the Vita), so whatever they put out will be bought.



Chubblings commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

@Kaze_Memaryu This was my #1 problem with "New 3DS" since Day 1. Yes, the features may be appealing and useful, but the business practice is simply sneaky. While for now we've only heard of Xenoblade announced, but who knows, as time will tell, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually all major 3DS games are exclusive to the "New", which is a big insult to adopters of the regular ones.



Chubblings commented on Watch Dogs Companion App Updated For Compatibi...:

@gatorboi352 What about Xenoblade Chronicles X (for next year) and Devil's Third? I understand what you're saying though, if the Wii U had a wider range of genres, so that everyone could enjoy it, then I'm sure more people would buy a Wii U. It's a shame that to get the widest gaming experience possible you need 2 consoles, or 1 console and 1 PC (Wii U and PS4/X1) (or Wii U and PC). The reality is that many people can't afford more than one console, so Wii U is not necessarily always a viable option for people. Nevertheless, like you, I'm going to support Watch Dogs for Wii U (despite already owning PC and PS4 versions), because if enough people buy, perhaps Ubisoft will reconsider to put their games on Wii U (at the end of the day, it's the money that counts).

@Ryu_Hazuki_san The other versions had online free roam from Day 1, and since Watch Dogs Wii U has a companion app and how other Ubisoft games for Wii U have had online, then I'm sure it'll have online free roam Day 1, if that's any consolidation.



Chubblings commented on Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS...:

@123akis Nice, I got the same edition as you (and mine came today as well). A question though, have you tried Classic Mode yet? This is because my Smash Bros game keeps quitting every time I play Classic Mode and reach the second stage (yet everything else works perfectly).



Chubblings commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Mom is not happy gets my pick, because to me it looks really good, with unique background, stage design, and most importantly, fun to play. Anyways, the hype for the 3DS version this Friday is just getting unreal (I've already spent 10 hours on the Smash Bros Special Demo alone).



Chubblings commented on Feature: Ahead Of Hyrule Warriors, We Take A L...:

@Emblem Same here, I thought I was in a minority of how I loved the franchise. I suppose you're right that comparison isn't fair between the two games (I can just be skeptical at times for no reason). However, addressing the second part of your comment, is Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires really coming to the West in 2015!? 2015 is already a bad enough year for my wallet for games.



Chubblings commented on Feature: Ahead Of Hyrule Warriors, We Take A L...:

I've been playing Warriors Games since their beginning with the original Dynasty Warriors in 2002. Obviously, I grew in love with the series starting the second instalment of the franchise.
However, since then, I've played every single Dynasty Warriors (including Xtreme Legends and Empires), every single Samurai Warriors (again including Xtreme Legends and Empires), every Warriors Orochi, with every single piece of DLC. In fact, my hype right now is not on Hyrule Warriors, but rather Samurai Warriors 4 (which is coming to Playstation consoles on October 24 in Europe).
I won't deny that I'm a bit of a 'fanboy' of the Warriors games. Everything about the series simply makes me happy. I love the portrayal of the stories, which are told in such fascinating ways with its great characters, along with how the graphics improve along the years, and the depth of the gameplay (which can be a fun button masher on lower difficulties, and tactical game on higher difficulties) with its range of characters.
I love the Warriors series and I'm definitely looking forward to receiving Hyrule Warriors this Friday. However, I feel that Tecmo Koei is not putting as much effort into the game as they could. I played Dynasty, Samurai, and Warriors Orochi, and those games' rosters are much more vast and varied than Hyrule Warriors (granted DLC could fix this). Graphics department, I could care less when it comes to Warriors games, however, I do wish for Hyrule Warriors, they could have kept a consistent 30fps (as people who have played noted an inconsistent framerate while playing). I compare Hyrule Warriors to Samurai Warriors 4, and I can't help but feel they're putting more effort into Samurai Warriors.
My skepticism/cynicism aside, I overall just love the Warriors games. They may not be the most innovative series with yearly instalments, but they're always a reliable source for fun, and are a huge part of the reason why I bought a PS4 (to play all of the Warriors games). They're really just my guilty pleasure of gaming.



Chubblings commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

Before Smash 3DS demo came to me, I was a bit skeptical of the game (I had preordered it anyway), but I was concerned regarding how poor the graphics were in screenshots, and whether the gameplay would work on such a tiny screen (even if it is an XL). Fortunately enough, the demo proved me otherwise, as the game ended up looking MUCH better, and dare I say beautiful with its visuals and of course 60fps framerate (which never dropped) in 3D. The gameplay also worked perfectly, so thus, even though I was going to purchase it regardless (because I trust Nintendo, Sakurai, et.), it's nice to know that the game was even better than I'd imagined. Funny enough, as fun as the 3DS version is, it's now acting as a hype builder to get the definitive, full-screen HD version (Wii U).



Chubblings commented on Falcon and Yondu Join the Fight in Disney Infi...:

I suppose you're right, but the reason I thought it would be a bad idea was, Disney recently had Deadpool make an appearance in their TV Show, Ultimate Spiderman, and it was awful (first of all Nolan North didn't do VA, which is weird considering he did Lego Marvel, and the jokes and everything were really watered down, although that could just be due to the show's bad writing as well). Believe me though, I also would love for Deadpool to be in DI 2.0, but if they do it, Nolan North better be voice acting.



Chubblings commented on Video: Watch These Teenagers As They're Expose...:

@rjejr These are all extremely valid and accurate points. Although I share your mindset in this situation, I can understand why everyone's getting so upset in the comments. Every user here on NintendoLife is a gamer (someone who plays games as a hobby), and thus the hobby of video games is something quite important to them (especially for those who are older). Because of this, they end up feeling a bit offended as they feel as if their hobby is being personally attacked (Not going to lie, "The Legend of Who" and "I have that as an iPhone case" nearly got me).



Chubblings commented on This Adorable Yoshi Plush Soft Toy Is Now Avai...:

I'm so glad I held out on the Zelda case and waited. I love Zelda, but this Yoshi's too much, I NEED it. Unfortunately, I still need a few more stars to get it, so I hope it doesn't get sold out before I get enough stars (I'm already mad that Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition sold out in less than 24 hours, so I missed it).



Chubblings commented on Project: Nintendo 64x64:

Darn...I saw the title of the article and thought that it was an announcement of N64 games on Wii U VC. Oh well, it was unrealistic expectations on my part.



Chubblings commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

This would make Nintendo dominate next-gen (since PS4/X1/U is current gen):
-Do whatever revolutionary thing you want (Like Wii-Mote, Gamepad, e.t).
-Make the hardware on-par/better than PS5/Xbox Two and use dev-friendly architecture that makes it easy to port games from PC.
-Put in effort to make good relationships with 3rd parties, so that the console has full 3rd party support.
-Keep those awesome 1st party games.
-Market the console properly (like it was in Wii-era).



Chubblings commented on Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted ...:

I was going to buy Smash 4 Wii U with it being my first Smash game. I skipped the Wii and Gamecube (and I missed out on it for N64 because I wasn't sure if it would be good). Unfortunately for my wallet, I'll have to double dip and buy the 3DS version as well, because Nintendo Store UK has a bundle deal where you get Smash 4 3DS, a special Smash T-Shirt, and Wristband for £40 (and the game's normal price will probably be £35-£40) and I'm a sucker for preorder bonuses.