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Tue 28th December, 2010

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DarkKirby commented on Accessory Review: WaterField New Nintendo 3DS ...:

With a name like "WaterField", I was expecting more environmental durability than these cases seem to actually offer. I was expecting at least water resistance. It seems these cases are focusing more on style than anything else.



DarkKirby commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

The Wii U will never pick up steam (Nintendo designed it to recapture the casual audience that brought is so much success with the Wii, and it didn't work because casuals don't give a crap about console games anymore) and the 3DS is woefully outdated hardware wise despite still having good sales.



DarkKirby commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

"The right answer" is catering to normal gamers and hardcore gamers, and not focus most of your effort and resources on catering to soccer moms, little kids, and casuals who don't give a crap about Nintendo or consoles games anymore.

The faster Iwata retires the faster Nintendo can stop thinking marketing to hardcore gamers is somehow the worst move possible.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

It was never a question of if Nintento was "Moving Away From Games For QoL", it was a question of how much resources is Nintendo going to devote to QoL instead of games.

"Increasingly unstable gaming industry"? The video game industry has been making more money practically every single year.

Nintendo making bad decisions like continuing to focus their marketing on casuals when casuals don't care about consoles or Nintendo anymore doesn't mean the video game industry is on the ropes.



DarkKirby commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

I have difficulty understanding why this game is on the Wii U instead of the 3DS. You have you keep your eyes on the touch screen so you're not even looking at your TV. It seems like it's on the Wii U just because Nintendo wanted a Wii U game because the Wii U needs help and the 3DS doesn't (to the point Nintendo is dragging the 3DS's life out a few more years with the New 3DS despite then 3DS's very outdated hardware).



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

It's cheaper to produce and less risky to give the consumer less options for a similar product. Just say it.

You want to make it less confusing for consumers? How about not naming it "New Nintendo 3DS" for starters.

This is a bunch of PR manure.



DarkKirby commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I'm already not a fan of low quality Amiibos and the gimmick DLC they are used for, but if all games have their Amiibo DLC like Codename Steam, where you need to keep rescanning to ensure you didn't sell, trade, or share your Amiibo, it's an even bigger ripoff than before. With the card, you get the disadvantages of having to abide by the same "don't sell or share this" restriction, but you don't even get the figure.



DarkKirby commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

Mainly for the Stable 3D and the built in Circle Pad Pro. I'm not expecting most games to actually utilize the extra processing power, it's not like Pokemon is suddenly going to stop dropping frames in battles (this is more of an optimization issue that a hardware issue though).

Bought Monster Hunter 4 (first MH game) and not Majora's Mask because I wasn't too fond of the changes I heard they made to it.



DarkKirby commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

Would I buy Bayonetta 3? Yes. But I personally think Bayonetta 1 was better than Bayonetta 2, everything in Bayonetta 1 felt more epic, from the story (although story was never Bayonetta's strong point), to the enemies, to the set pieces and levels, to the bosses. Bayonetta 2 has better weapons, and the combat is a bit more fluid.

Personally, I want to play a Bayonetta game about the "other side" using angels and angelic weapons, and not as a Lumen Sage, as Jubileus in human form. And before you say that isn't possible, I would like to ask you since when did Bayonetta's story make sense. Bayonetta 2 nonchalantly just retcons things from Bayonetta 1.



DarkKirby commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

When I hear "the Series Has Always Been "Open World"" it makes me feel like what he's really saying is "Legend of Zelda for Wii U isn't actually open world like Skyrim" (where you can actually go practically anywhere from the beginning of the game, although there is a good chance many places will kill you if you're under leveled). I'm not saying that's necessarily bad, many good games are scripted, but don't call a game open world if it's not.



DarkKirby commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:


You say, what would be the point of Melee 2.0, but Smash 4 is not inaccurately referred to by many competitive players as Brawl 2.0/Fixed Brawl/What Brawl should have been (and not necessarily as a negative).

And techniques like wave dashing in Melee is NOT why many competitive players like Melee, I don't know why there are so many people who come to this conclusion. Most Melee players don't care if it's "hard to play". They like it because it's fast paced and offense focused rather than slow paced and defensive play favored.

While there are other reasons the key mechanic in Smash 4, or lack thereof, that leans it toward defensive play is how the shield/block and hit stun work, as in, there is practically none. Contrary to most other fighters, in most cases you are at an advantage from shielding an attack because the lack of shield stun allows immediate punishes, and the lack of hit stun allows recovery from being hit and punishes at times before the person who hit you recovers form using their attack (dependent on the characters of course, with the slower ones at the largest disadvantage).



DarkKirby commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:

Zero thought Brawl was a good game, almost no competitive player agrees with that. He enjoys, and is good at, slower, defensive focused games (like Brawl and Smash 4), so his point of view while not unfair, is a bit biased. In the wider fighting game community, fighting games with a heavy focus on defensive play like vanilla Street Fighter x Tekken are usually very much disliked.

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Should the Melee players and fans have booed? Probably not. But Sakurai is in part responsible for their anger, with his continuous design decisions that show he is against competitive play (with the epitome being Brawl), and taking any chance he gets in interviews to tell competitive players they should go screw themselves.

Zero was upset that he was booed at Apex, but even if the Melee players and fans didn't boo him, he was never going get cheers, because he was tier whoring with Diddy, the most infamously unfair character in Smash 4. Is it wrong of him to tier whore, no, it's completely within the rules of the tournament, but few are ever going to cheer for you for doing it, that's just not it works in fighters.

You want cheers Zero, pick a low tier or a character people rarely see. People will be jumping out of their seats.


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DarkKirby commented on Super Smash Bros. 3DS Update 1.0.5 Is Now Live:

With all these ridiculous restrictions and limitations I have a hard time understanding why anybody would choose to use Miiverse when you could do the same thing on a ton of other social media sites without these restrictions and limitations.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

At current people who want to stream or record from their 3DS need to buy a modded 3DS that costs what I believe to be a few hundred more than the price of a standard 3DS. Having a video out port built in (which is what the mod does) would be a neat way to circumvent that, but Nintendo doesn't seem very keen on supporting people streaming and putting videos of their games online, they are in fact actively trying to discourage it, unlike most video game companies.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

While I am getting a New 3DS XL, I really wish it didn't exist and Nintendo just went ahead and released their next handheld. Even with the improved CPU, which likely very few games will actually utilize, the 3DS's hardware is woefully out of date, and Nintendo is just dragging its lifespan out a few more years. The Circle Pad Pro being built into the system should have been something that happened a LONG time ago, a 3D system with no camera control method is plain silly and reflected in the way most games were designed for it, and the lack of a 2nd joystick was one of the major complaints about the PSP, but Nintendo goes ahead and releases the 3DS without one anyway, than releases the Circle Pad Pro to "appease the complaints", only to than go out of their way to make the Circle Pad Pro as hard as possible to acquire and discourage developers from supporting it.

I'll consider Nintendo Network not crappy when digital purchases are account based and not console locked.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

No Nintendo, people are not confused about your affiliation program or how long it takes you to approve things, they just think your affiliation program is stupid and you're stupid for thinking this is somehow beneficial to your company.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Sega-Related YouTube Videos Are Being ...:

I don't know if it's actually Sega behind this, but I do know it wouldn't be the first time Sega has abused Content ID claims on Youtube. And many companies hire other companies to do the take downs, or in this case, Content ID claims, for them, so the practice is not that unusual. False claims DO happen on Youtube all the time though, if Sega is really innocent, they could look like quite the hero if they went out of their way to get elicense's right to take down videos with their IPs revoked and return the monetization to the video makes, as Sega reputation on youtube while not as bad as Nintendo's, is not great.



DarkKirby commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

Can you go into more detail on the changes to the bosses? There was a lot of ruckus a little while ago that the difficulty of the bosses got reduced, as well as other changes that lowered the overall difficulty of the enemies. Also, is there any of the Skyward Sword, OoT3D camera zooming in on things to tell you what to do?



DarkKirby commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

These days I don't think unlocking characters should be a big part of a fighting game, unless they are unlocked via a story mode.

You don't need to add chores, grinding and padding into a fighter, if the fighter is good people should want to play it because they enjoy playing it, and the game should have a good online to help players find people of a similar skill level to play with.



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

I'm posting these videos by Totalbiscuit again because they are still relevant.

Totalbiscuit on Nintendo's affiliate program.

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Totalbiscuit on Nintendo's targeting of Let's Plays in 2013.

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For the people who think people who make Let's Plays shouldn't be able to make a living that way, Totalbiscuit discusses that in the 2nd video (in the order I posted them, he made that one 1st in 2013).



DarkKirby commented on ​New Trailer For 3DS RPG Bravely Second Laun...:

I really hope your party doesn't remain 3 guys and 1 girl. One of the things that made Bravely Default entertaining was the interaction between your party members and other characters, which was made more interesting because of your parties 2 male and 2 female members which created more dynamic conversation and interation.



DarkKirby commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I don't know if Nintendo is just being stupid and not producing enough to meet the high demand or they are running the Cartmanland model where by intentionally not letting people have something they initially did not want they have increased demand exponentially.

I don't care at all about amiibos by the way I'm just wondering what the heck Nintendo is doing.

I'm waiting for this instead.



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

Is there a time when releasing a demo is actually the wrong call? I mean, unless the game is terrible and you don't want people to know. I have not played it myself but I hear everybody say it plays like Valkyria Chronicles.

Honestly the visual style is a huge turn off for me. I was excited when I heard you can get Lucina in the game but, you have to keep rescanning the Lucina Amiibo every time she dies? That's a ridiculous way to try to prevent people from sharing and selling their Amiibos, I'd rather just pay $5 for DLC so I don't have to lug figures around and keep them on hand.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Lea...:

Look, I enjoyed and spent an absurd amount of time on New Leaf, but once you have everything and the animals start repeating themselves because you've heard everything they can say the game just becomes boring. Adding a few event items into the game isn't going to change that.



DarkKirby commented on Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015...:


It's actually incredibly difficult to postpone the tournament by 1 week. This is because most of the people participating have jobs and took time off work to participate. This includes a whole lot of players that come from out of state and even out of country.

Also I remember there was a fighting game tournament in the past that on the day the tournament started the organizers were suddenly told by the fire department that the weren't allowed to have the tournament at that location because it was a fire hazard, and eventually had to pay a fire marshal a lot of money to basically sit on a chair in the corner of the room to "make sure it was safe".



DarkKirby commented on Sega's Digital Restructure Means 300 Staff Wil...:

You want to talk about digital releases?

Is Phantasy Star Online 2 either localized in English or has the Japanese servers officially opened up internationally so people aren't at risk of being banned from playing on it yet?

Get your crap together Sega people outside of Japan care about the IPs you have outside of Sonic.