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Tue 28th December, 2010

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DarkKirby commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

The 2nd Circle Pad (the nipple) for camera adjustment is extremely important. It's an important ability to have in practically any game with a 3D environment to explore. You can look at Lumiose City as an example of how ridiculous it is to not have camera control in a 3D environment. Nintendo has come up with workarounds in the past, but it's never been a substitute for just being able to move the camera. It's been one of the number 1 complaints about the 3DS from day 1, it's a system with stereoscopic 3D and has no 2nd Circle Pad for camera control. You shouldn't rule out shooters, yes, they aren't that popular on Nintendo platforms, and the ones that exist use the stylus, but I would rate FPS controls as such - Mouse and Keyboard > Standard Controller with 2 joysticks > Stylus Aiming. Many people complained that Kid Icarus was held back by its controls.

Also you should have more of these video discussions. But you need to do something about the background buzzing or static sound, maybe have some light music playing, but that's optional. If you want to get fancy have videos cut into the discussion showing what you're talking about.



DarkKirby commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

All this and still no 2nd Circle Pad for camera control.

Why no 2nd Circle Pad Nintendo why.

Also, I hope the "improved hardware" actually stops games from lagging in 3D.

Well, this is good and bad news, with bad news being this almost guarantees there will be no new Nintendo handheld for at least 2 years.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

You can think what you want about the game, and it's "message" (does nintendolife have a way to spoiler tag?), but this game was pushed into the spotlight in heavy part because the indie developers were friends with many of the gaming "journalists" who work for many of the mainstream gaming news websites and they gave it a lot of positive coverage without disclosing that fact.

I don't have a personal issue with the game, other than that it's boring, but the fact that it didn't become popular out of its own merit should be noted.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: The History of Super Smash Bros.:

I just want Smash 3DS/Wii U to be fast and offensive oriented.

Brawl was slow defensive play favored.

I didn't even know about how to correctly play Melee competitively until long after I dropped it, but it was always more fun than Brawl to play just because the game was fast and not SLOW like Brawl.

I was open minded when Sakurai said he was putting all the intentionally anti competitive stuff into Brawl, but it flat out didn't work out.



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

I don't care if Nintendo wants all their consoles to be or have "Revolutionary Hardware" if that's what they want to call it, but please, don't under power your consoles on purpose and make it as low end as you think you can get away with. I'd rather pay more money for a system that can keep up with the competition in terms of specs rather than less money for an system that is under powered and has "Revolutionary Hardware".

Don't make it one or the other. Just have both.



DarkKirby commented on New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To ...:

While it didn't ruin it, I don't feel like the Wii-mote Plus and nunchuck actually made Skyward Sword better. In fact, until I learned how the controller was actually detecting inputs by researching online, they made the game worse.

It's the same in saying I don't feel like the GamePad is going to make a Zelda game "that much better". I'm not against Cell Shaded art like some, but I think the Wii U just being a overall more powerful system would have been more beneficial.



DarkKirby commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

The games Miyamoto has had his hands in have typically been pretty far from what most would consider a hardcore game for hardcore gamers, even before the Wii and Nintendo went "full casual (even more then they were before)".

So this is a "I'll believe it when I see it" scenario. It's good that at least somebody at Nintendo is admitting that the casual audience doesn't give a crap about console/PC games anymore. It's all about smartphone games for them, and they aren't coming back. We still have Iwata, who apparently thinks it's a better idea to enter the health product business RATHER than try to appeal to hardcore gamers.



DarkKirby commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:


Hopefully it gets quiver dance
I would hope so.

I'm pretty sure almost all fighting games in Japan go to arcade first before, if they ever, go to console. It's just the way it apparently works in Japan. It's an unusual case for Nintendo as they've never had a "traditional" fighting game developed before so this has just never come up.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Suppos...:

Before people assume the video take down confirms their legitimacy...

And I'm not saying if this confirms or deconfirms, but it should be noted that...

Youtube's copyright system is terrible and anybody can impersonate anybody and make a copyright claim, and the system shoots first and asks questions later. In many cases you can make a copyright claim not impersonating anybody with an actual copyright and still have the video taken down.

There have been "take downs" of confirmed fake leaks in the past.



DarkKirby commented on Masahiro Sakurai Outlines the Challenges of De...:

even if it's now also more active in issuing software updates.

Well, releasing patches to fix not literally game breaking problems almost never is better than actually never!

Nintendo is still by far the absolute worst major console company when it comes to after market support. No, pay DLC or DLC developed during the main game development is not "after market support".



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:


The argument that it's okay to sexualize men but not women because all men want to be be handsome musclemen but not all women want to be beautiful and fit has been done to death, and is ridiculous.

No person in their right mind, regardless of sex, would choose to be be ugly, fat, and stupid, but be accepted for it, rather than just be born with fantastic genes that made you good looking, fit, and smart. Reality, MOST people are not good looking, fit, and smart, you're rather lucky if you excel in just one of these categories, and many excel in none. That's life. Men are not okay with men being sexualized because they "want to be that way", they are just indifferent about it. I'd rather any character be aesthetically pleasing than be accurate to most of the real human population.

Equality is a two way street. If what you're asking for is the sexes to be treated differently, to reach what you personally consider an ideal society, that's not equality.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:


They did try to build her character. Other M.

When she wasn't portrayed as a stoic neo feminist amazon that "don't need no man" people got upset. (Exaggeration of course but you get the idea.)

Whether you agree with her Other M representation or not, I'm saddened that the backlash received for it likely means Nintendo will be afraid to step away from the silent emotionless character formula they've embraced for so long.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

I feel like this is an unwise time to post this article after the Zoe Quinn incident and as a result when gaming journalism is being accused of promoting SJW topics, sexism topics, and generally or practically telling gamers how they should feel about certain topics, often as click bait, rather than just reporting about games.

Even if you really do believe in this issue, which many gaming media outlets like Kotaku, who is a front runner in these kinds of articles, clearly do not.



DarkKirby commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Cut the PR manure Ubisoft and just say that you've given up on the Wii U but already ported Watch Dogs (if you even release that), but don't plan to port any other games because you see it as too much of a financial risk.

I fully understand not porting to the Wii U as a business decision and can't fault them for that but I don't understand why everybody doesn't feel patronized when companies and other public figures and media outlets act as if their consumer/reader base are idiotic kids who are easily fooled.

I hope there aren't that many soft headed people who eat this crap up.



DarkKirby commented on The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Co...:


I like Kirby but not this much. I'll stick to my hoard (of 4) Kirby plushes.
Given, this thing is 16 inches high so that why it's $200 plus, but Kirby in general is a simple design which I don't think justifies this cost compared to anime figures with much higher detail of similar cost.



DarkKirby commented on Interview: The Pokémon Company International'...:


J.C. Smith, the Director of Consumer Marketing for the Pokémon Company International
Mega Charizard is being pushed WAY too hard. Give some other Megas the spotlight.

Get an official Gardevoir plush made, a good high quality one (the key chain one is super low quality that doesn't count).