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Tue 28th December, 2010

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DarkKirby commented on Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa th...:

The lash back from finding out it was faked happened a day or 2 after the event a week or 2 ago (can't remember the exact date) after internet detectives debunked it and a lot of people accused the famous Smash players who participated in the hoax of "selling out" and using their trusted status in the community to "lie to the community for cash".



DarkKirby commented on Peculiar Outfits and Details Revealed for Twil...:

When I first met Ilia she was barefoot and I thought it made sense because she was a rural country girl but later it became apparent she was the only human (hylian) in the entire game that goes barefoot everywhere which made her barefoot situation no matter the location or terrain kind of unusual.



DarkKirby commented on Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening Gets Immort...:

I'd prefer it not be a figma figure as I'm not a fan of the joints degrading from the accuracy of the figure but I'm still buying it because I want a high quality Lucina figure and this is the only option available.

Also, release data June 2015?! That's a long ways away.



DarkKirby commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Inte...:

I don't know if Nintendo realized a default on child filter you have to pay to disable was a horrible idea or if Australia's default laws restricting access to and censoring video games are so heavy handed already it was deemed pointless.



DarkKirby commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Specs wise the Vita is better than the 3DS, who's hardware is very outdated. Game library wise, probably favoring the 3DS, in number at the very least.

The Wii brand is a a shadow of it's former self, through a miscalculation of Nintendo's own doing. The Wii U was designed not to appeal to hardcore gamers, but to appeal to the causal market the Wii thrived on but lost almost completely to smartphone games, but the casual market didn't come back when the Wii U was released, and they still haven't. They are NEVER coming back. I can only hope Nintendo accepts this fact and moves on.

We can only hope Nintendo's next system isn't the "New Wii U".



DarkKirby commented on Eiji Aonuma Discusses Changes On the Way to Ma...:

There is an endless amount of time to fish when you can rewind time over and over, although it also begs to question what the point would be other than money and a high score (and in Ocarina you lost money from fishing it was only about the high score).

But it's no different than the legendary time wasting on side quests in other Zelda games when you should be saving the world.

And I hope there is more additional content than just adding a mini game here and there if they aren't going to HD Majora's Mask.



DarkKirby commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

Little Mac actually has good success in a few regions with pro smash scenes. He absolutely does not need buffs. Buffing him would be a balance disaster.

That said 9/10 Little Macs I run into online stay still and spam counter or press forward B over the edge. He seems to be a magnet for noobs. While I cannot understand it, as I think Little Mac is lame, I've heard many people say Little Mac is cool.



DarkKirby commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:


Despite Nintendo claiming there were balance changes there has been no evidence of actual balance changes in the last patch.

The reason some people believe it'll be different this time is because the replays are breaking, since it's likely the replays are not videos and is the game reenacting the actions of the players.



DarkKirby commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:

My hopes are not high as Nintendo has never released a balance patch ever, but other than top tier nerfs I hope they buff Lucina.

Lucina (and Marth) basically have no way to safely approach (after forward air was nerfed into the ground) or apply pressure, have average to below average damage and are intentionally gimped to not be allowed to combo in most situations, and her sword is so short many melee characters are able to out range her.

Despite all these heavy nerfs (to Marth that were passed onto Lucina) Lucina's start up on attacks is still below average and lag at the end of attacks very large and has massive landing lag on almost everything. And Dancing Blade is just bad now, especially for Lucina who has no sour spot. Characters just get knocked out of it, like before 50% damage (depending on rage effect).



DarkKirby commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

we didn't want to say it was being developed until we were at a point where we could proudly say that this is not going to be just another remake and that it's going to be worth your time.

How exactly is this not "just another remake".

I'm not sure you can even categorize it as a remake as much as a 3D port, unless there is added content in the game that hasn't been mentioned.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Sho...:

The Majora's Mask 3D Reveal Showed Nintendo Can Still Surprise and Delight

"Delight" is arguable, but "surprise"? Everybody knew Majora's Mask 3D was coming after Ocarina of Time 3D, it was never a question of if, but when. Personally, the least I think they could have done was "HD" it like Windwaker as well, instead of just "3Ding" it.



DarkKirby commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:


You want your hardware to have unique features, fine, BUT DON'T SACRIFICE GRAPHICS AND PROCESSING POWER FOR IT.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash ...:

It's essentially a "Mario Party" mode for Smash Bros.. I'm not really expecting anything out of it but I'm not really expecting anything less than what it is.

It should be noted that any multiplayer mode that doesn't support online play with strangers is poor. Nintendo needs to realize it's 2014 and every game being for "the family around the couch" is ludicrous.



DarkKirby commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

No major console company other than Nintendo still region locks. It pisses off customers and only exists so companies can abuse them. Stop treating your costumers like morons and acting like Nintendo is being merciful and compassionate by considering not region locking anymore.



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

What is exactly surprising here. Everybody has been asking for a 2nd control stick for the camera SINCE THE PSP.

It was Nintendo themselves that disagreed with putting it on the system, then created the Circle Pad Pro when criticism came for it, then did everything in their power to make getting a Circle Pad Pro difficult and discourage developers from supporting it.



DarkKirby commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update Incl...:

I will not get my hopes up for balance changes until they are confirmed. After all, Nintendo has never actually released a balance patch in history.

That said Lucina needs a sword length increase and reduced lag and landing lag on her attacks, and for Dancing Blade to not have knock back on the 1st 3 hits because she has no sourspot like Marth so opponents just fall out at very early percents.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

No restriction (like friend codes) open lobbies with open chat and customizable rules LIKE EVERY OTHER FIGHTER HAS.

Balance fixes.
Please fix Lucina. You nerfed Marth's everything in exchange for Counter and Shield Breaker buffs and those massive meaningful nerfs were passed into Lucina. Longer sword, less lag and landing lag on attacks, allow Dancing Blade to not have knock back on the 1st 3 hits (especially an issue for Lucina), allow Lucina to combo!

Yes it's arguably a bit early for balance fixes but I don't care.

Overall mechanics changes I'd like, allow ground momentum to be added into jumps like Melee, and and increase overall shield stun so you can't immediately act after blocking an attack. The point of stopping acting immediately out of shield is to make blocking not a viable offensive tactic. Standing and waiting to be attacked and blocking should not be a viable offensive tactic.



DarkKirby commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

With this Nintendo has also begun the process of banning the use of all older generation Pokemon online.

New Battle Spot rules.

OR/AS League: Open only for players of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. This league lets you only use Pokémon that were caught, hatched or distributed in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire.

XY League: Open only for players of Pokémon X & Y. This league lets you only use any Pokémon, including those that were transferred from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2.



DarkKirby commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

For people saying "this only matters if you are a pirate" you are completely missing the point, this is essentially the same abuse as Sony saying you will never actually own this hardware you payed for, it is instead a permanent rental owned by them forever that they can do whatever they want with after you purchased it including the right to always brick it at their leisure without your consent or unless you always do as they say.

It's a completely anti consumer practice that Apple lost the right to do in court with smartphones because a company does not still own something that they sold, but Sony somehow succeed in for video game consoles, in turn allowing other video game companies the same right.

As Futurama put it...

Prof. Farnsworth: Oh God! I clicked without reading!
Cubert: And I slightly modified something I own!
Prof. Farnsworth: We're monsters!

It's a joke on this practice for those who don't know what Futurama is.



DarkKirby commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I think this is totally expected. Despite your last article promoting the "awesomeness" of the face plates, I personally couldn't care less about the face plates, I care about being able to see what's happening on the screen of the game I'm playing. The benefits of the comfier controls + bigger screen outweigh the disadvantages of the blurrier picture and slightly less portable system.



DarkKirby commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

The parental filter shouldn't need a credit card to be disabled in the 1st place. If Nintendo wants to prove they are in no way seeking to profit off of this, they should return to money spent on unlocking the New 3DS in eShop money.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

It's more than just conjecture. There was a data dump of the 3DS cartridge which reveals that a Fire Emblem trophy was deleted, the space for it still remains, but it's blank.

Also, while Nintendo has always gone for the "family friendly" approach, it is very debatable if having a lower age rating actually increases sales. Some of the most successful games in recent history are intentionally marketed at an older audience, and still played and enjoyed by many young gamers, so the "younger" demographic is still not lost regardless, the only difference is the "child" could not purchase the game themselves, which for arguably most children, they would have gone shopping with their parents anyway, and only the most uninformed parents, and arguably overprotective parents, would discern between an "E" and a "T".

Also let it be known that both Brawl and Melee had a "T" rating, and there is no evidence that the rating detracted from both game's huge sales successes. Lower age ratings does not = more sales.



DarkKirby commented on Exclusive: Masahiro Sakurai on Planned Acciden...:

Despite the anti competitive undertone (or more) Sakurai always has had since Melee, most competitive players like Smash 4. And despite his claim that they didn't try "fixing problems with the last game" many competitive players are calling Smash 4 "fixed Brawl" or "what Brawl should have been", as well as the characters being the most balanced they've ever been, at the very least there doesn't seem to be the immediately noticeably terrible characters that always existed in past Smash games like Melee Kirby or past versions of Zelda and Bowser.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

It's used to increase hardware sales, but it's more than that. Nintendo has always been obsessed with having an iron grip on everything, and controlling importing is part of that, and region locking being a part of licensing games in regions part of that.

It doesn't change that it's an anti consumer practice.



DarkKirby commented on Exclusive: TriForce Johnson Announces The Lege...:

I don't understand why people care or demand that all the Zelda games are in the same timeline, or is a divergence from the same timeline.

There was such a demand for one Nintendo actually made one up to satisfy people.

I do not accept things as canon unless they are mentioned/shown within the games. I don't care about what a developer says in interviews, if they manure up plot hole patches in them or whatever, if it's not actually in the game it's not canon.

Why do people have such a ridiculously hard time accepting that each Zelda game not directly linked to another by the story of the game itself within the game itself (like Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Track) may just not be connected to the other Zelda games?



DarkKirby commented on Mega Camerupt, Mega Gallade, and Mega Sharpedo...:

I already saw coming that Wally's male Gardevoir (as it was set to always be male) would be changed to a Gallade but this still saddens me because it decreases the chances of Gardevoir getting new moves (like Quiver Dance).



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: The Growing Role of The Treehou...:

At E3 the Treehouse employees said using the C-Stick for smash attacks in Smash 3DS/Wii U was cheating and you have to go after the person who's winning in a Free For All or you're also cheating.

Which is my main problem with the Treehouse, far too many of them are casual gamers, and many of them just bad at video games in general. And the Treehouse employee interview cut ins during the Bayonetta 2 Direct, it was clear a majority of them had no real idea what they were talking about.



DarkKirby commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

It's great they they are making the Single Player more worthwhile even without a story but I hope they didn't neglect the online for it. They really, really, should have open lobbies with options and no friend codes, even though I still doubt they will.