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Mon 3rd February, 2014

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crimsontadpoles commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I'm not a fan of specifically changing established characters' gender just for the sake of it. However, since Link is a blank canvas, I wouldn't object in this case.

Instead, I would prefer there was more encouragement for developers to use a female lead when creating a new IP.



crimsontadpoles commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:


There's some good points there, and I'm starting to feel a bit more relaxed about what Nintendo may be doing, though I'm a llittle concerned about whether Nintendo care enough about the power of the console.

Still, I'm loving this part of the system life cycle where people are interested in the next console, but nobody knows what it is or whether it will be a success.



crimsontadpoles commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I'm still not convinced that this is the best idea at the moment. My biggest worry is that hardware performance on the home console will need to be sacrificed in order for the handheld to be able to play the same games.

Sure, the most important thing is the gameplay experience. However, if the power isn't competitive compared to Sony's or Microsoft's offerings, then this may stop third party developers from returning to Nintendo, as well as putting off customers. The only way I can see this working is if the next handheld is ridiculously powerful, but this would probably be far too expensive.

Still, Nintendo could surprise me here and create something truly spectacular if done correctly.



crimsontadpoles commented on Video: Here’s How amiibo Will Work in Captai...:

I don't see why they couldn't just put the hide and seek minigame in the game without requiring an amiibo. I dislike using amiibo to unlock content in the game since its too similar to DLC. I would prefer it if Amiibos were used in ways that would be impossible to do without them, such as in smash bros.



crimsontadpoles commented on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Off...:

@manu0 Have you tried bugging Nintendo support yet? The bottom of my order confirmation email has this:

Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery*
*If after 4 weeks you still haven't received your order, please send an email to, quoting your order number



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

Nintendo has every right to do this. However, that doesn't necessarily make it the best thing to do.

This is likely to cause plenty of people on youtube to stop covering Nintendo products, which will result in less free advertisements for Nintendo, and less people buying Nintendo products. Right now, Nintendo needs to be increasing their marketing campaign and encouraging promotion on various sites including youtube.

Plus, I don't get all of the hate for Let's Play videos here. I don't enjoy watching those videos, but I've got no problem with anyone else watching them.



crimsontadpoles commented on Nintendo Launches Beta of 'Creators Program' f...:

I suspect this could deter a lot of youtubers from covering Nintendo products, which could mean less free advertising for Nintendo, causing less people to buy their products.

Perhaps this system would be better if there were no restrictions on which games to feature, removing the 2 month wait, and giving youtubers at least 80% of the advertising revenue.



crimsontadpoles commented on Reminder: Club Nintendo New 3DS Ambassador Pro...:

Nope, I haven't been lucky enough to get an email. Oh well, I was on the fence about whether to get it anyway.

This promotion would have been much better if Nintendo revealed the criteria for receiving the email, whether it was special conditions or just luck of the draw.