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Tue 28th December, 2010

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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.



DarkKirby commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

Sakurai quit Nintendo because he was sick of taking orders. He started his own company, Sora, which was essentially a straight failure, which is why he ended up making games for Nintendo again as an outside contractor. But these days Nintendo is basically the only company he works for anyway. So if he doesn't want to work on big projects, that's really his deal. Personally, I think Sakurai's insistence that everything is done the way he personally wants is a huge hindrance to the development process, and it certainly was to Smash.



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


It's free advertising for Nintendo because Nintendo did not pay or ask those youtube content creators to make the videos, yet by them making the videos, its free publicity. And it was never about if Nintendo has the legal right to do so, it's about how sensible the decision is for Nintendo to be a donkey about it when you look at how nearly every other video game company has handled youtube (and Twitch).



DarkKirby commented on New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Ja...:

If their words are 2015 "possible" outside of Japan it's looking like the game will come out in Japan in the summer and many months later for the holidays elsewhere if we're lucky, which means you're going to have to stay away from Nintendo and Fire Emblem sites for months to avoid spoilers.



DarkKirby commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topp...:

I have not played Rainbow Curse, but I have played Canvas Curse, and I have to ask, why is this game on the Wii U instead of the 3DS. At least for Canvas Curse, you had to keep your eyes on the screen to play properly, so if you're going to keep your eyes on the Wii U Gamepad the entire time, what's the point of the game being on the Wii U at all.



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

Why can't Nintendo just stop being a donkey about this and allow people to monetize youtube videos normally like almost every other video game company. It's not 1995 Nintendo, you can't control everything, stop trying to, all you do is make yourself look like a donkey.

And if you keep insisting on taking a cut of the videos, and than apparently, holding the money hostage for a period of time, guess what, people will just play different games on youtube, and you lose out on the free publicity.



DarkKirby commented on Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The L...:

It's not like there is anything to actually out run in the water, I'm not sure why they felt they needed to make swimming fast require magic. They could have just as easily just allowed you to swim fast without using magic. It just seems like an inconvenience for no real reason.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's...:

I was thinking about getting this game and playing it as a single player game, but I was wondering how good of a single player game it was since the Monster Hunter series is typically more recognized as a multiplayer game. Does anybody that knows more about Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate know how good the story and single player actually is?



DarkKirby commented on Weirdness: Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuck...:

While I think the Sonic Boom cartoon is overall below average that scene was pretty funny.

But yeah as you figured out yourself that pausing isn't part of the cartoon, what's actually happening is Knuckles is recalling his (flawed) memory of events and retelling it, and it happens near the beginning of the show actually.



DarkKirby commented on Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Ninte...:

Does anybody that has a New 3DS know how much f a problem the cartridge popping out really is? When I play I often have the corners of the 3DS in my palms so the design decision to put the cartridge on the bottom corner has always seemed questionable to me.



DarkKirby commented on New Pokkén Tournament Controller and Gameplay...:

Gardevoir is basically all I wanted from Pokkén Tournament. If if comes to Wii U it's a 100% buy.


I question that controller though. It looks a bit TOO simple. Even fighting game players that play on pad use the shoulder buttons sometimes. And in addition, in Japan everybody is used to Arcade Stick setups since everybody plays fighting games in Arcades. By having this entirely new and required control scheme, you might be creating a large barrier of entry for even the Tekken community.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

When that closed at the end of 2014, however, the question was simple - what's next?

Most likely nothing.

Let's get something straight, the Club Nintendo Point program exists mainly for 1 reason, to discourage people from buying used games. Nintendo has basically decided the return they get (preventing people from buying used games) for the effort they put into the Club Nintendo Point program isn't worth the effort they currently put into it.

Modernize Fan Rewards?
The interpretation a mass majority of other video game companies have on this is to hand out digital rewards that barely cost them anything to give away, if anything.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: Could Xenosaga's KOS-MOS Be Appearing ...:

The game is being pitched as an action title where 4 players work co-operatively to disarm traps, beat enemies and grab as much loot as possible, but very little else was actually revealed.

Sounds a lot like an MMO

And characters "Accessible to Everyone" sounds like you have to pay for the other characters.



DarkKirby commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Dat...:

You do realize they didn't have to include this feature right?

You act like the game or the Amiibos are free. You have to PAY for the game, and you have to PAY for the Amiibos. Asking for something you PAYED for to not be an unnecessarily large hassle to use is not unreasonable. This seems more like a measure to prevent Amiibo selling or sharing after you have used it yourself more than anything else.

Assassin's Creed Unity is bug ridden, but you shouldn't complain because Ubisoft didn't have to make the game at all, right?



DarkKirby commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Dat...:

Well, I already posted this in the other article but I guess I'll post it again here because it's more relevant.

Lucina is probably the one and only Amiibo I will be buying.

Assuming it will work with the new Fire Emblem game.

I don't know enough about that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. game or if you can play the entire game with Lucina to know what the Lucina Amiibo even does in that game. If you have to actually have it on hand and use the Amiibo each and every single time you want to use Lucina in the game that will be utter trash.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compat...:

Lucina is probably the one and only Amiibo I will be buying.

Assuming it will work with the new Fire Emblem game.

I don't know enough about that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. game or if you can play the entire game as Lucina to know what the Lucina Amiibo even does in that game. If you have to actually use the Amiibo each and every single time you want to use Lucina in the game that will be utter trash.

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DarkKirby commented on A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The...:

Is this the first Fire Emblem game that takes place mainly in an Eastern setting rather than a Western one?

Also, yes, they now have feet, but it's pretty obvious the game runs on the same engine as Awakening. They already previously said the lack of feet on the 3D models in Awakening was due to assumed system limitations that they later figured out weren't there.



DarkKirby commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

It's not specifically release dates, the current line up for announced 3DS and Wii U games are just few are far in between.

There needs to be new games announced.

And as always an account based digital purchase system over a system locked digital purchase system.



DarkKirby commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

The current release schedule for Nintendo is looking incredibly sparse so some newly announced games would be nice.

I hope they don't spend a ridiculous amount of time showing off stuff people already know about like the Majora's Mask remake.



DarkKirby commented on YouTube Update Spruces Up Wii U App:

How about instead of working on the garbage Youtube app you actually fix Youtube in the Wii U Browser so it doesn't max out at 720p and can reach 1080p again. It's been broken for over a year now.



DarkKirby commented on Rumour: New Nintendo 3DS To Launch In Europe N...:

I feel like, the New 3DS NA and EU release dates would be announced on a Nintendo Direct at least before launching. That said, there was no December 2014 Nintendo Direct and I'm not sure there is going to be a January 2015 one.



DarkKirby commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The ...:

Talking Point: Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The Vital YouTube Audience

You say this like Nintendo isn't one of the most iron grim on their IP anti Let's Play video game companies out there. They are still not okay with people making money off of youtube videos of Nintendo games when nearly everybody else is.



DarkKirby commented on Smash Bros. 2v2 For Glory Exploit Makes Pac-Ma...:

The winner/s should be decided with standard tournament rules in the first place, you know, RULES THAT MAKE SENSE, those being, the team with more stock and less percent wins, none of this Sudden Death garbage.

This is just more reason that should be the case.

I also hope this encourages Nintendo to continue with patches instead of abandoning it other than fixing game breaking bugs like is currently planned.



DarkKirby commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

Well, the "New 3DS" being released means Nintendo doesn't intend to release a new handheld in the next 2 years at least (despite the 3DS's tech being very outdated), and I don't think Nintendo has the Pokeballs to released a more powerful Wii U or a new home console to compete with the PS4 which has almost universally been accepted as the winner of this generations "console war" due to missteps on Nintendo's and Microsoft's part, who both decided to either design and market their product toward the casual audience that no longered cared about console gaming and/or decided to spit in the face of their own audience.



DarkKirby commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

Now instead of having to go to the store to buy a low quality figurine for $13 for gimmick disk locked content that has an unknown value towards unlocking an unknown amount of disk locked content you can go to the store to buy a (possible still) $13 card for gimmick disk locked content that has an unknown value towards unlocking an unknown amount of disk locked content.



DarkKirby commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I haven't attempted to purchase any extra accessories for Smash because...
1. I don't like Smash 4 enough for it to be worth the investment. The game is too defensive for my liking and all the characters I like are low tier (Lucina, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager (who is the only mid tier I play))

2. I think the Amiibo figure quality is too low. I'd rather save my money for higher quality figures and I don't care about the gimmick DLC.

3. I am cheap and figured I'd just work with playing using the Wii U Gamepad.



DarkKirby commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

Seriously I see today's kids playing smartphone games and thinking that they're the epitome of gaming and it makes me feel sad inside.

That said has anybody ever played Megaman and Bass? Playing the game as Bass was HARD because you basically had no charge shot and had to lower the bosses health 1 sliver at a time (because bosses have temporary invincibility after every hit no matter how small) so his rapid buster was a liability.

I feel the Megaman Zero games had the right idea, if you rank was low the bosses would be easier, but if it was high the bosses would be harder and drop an extra reward (usually a meaningful one).