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Fri 29th July, 2011

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Dizzard commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

@kurtasbestos I think it should be noted that this is Sakurai we're talking about here. It wouldn't be the first time he's slipped in a relatively obscure character.

Besides, if there's any obscure series that deserves this it's definitely Xenoblade Chronicles.

Now that we know X is another Xenoblade Chronicles game it makes even more sense.

(I'd love Isaac too....but it seems like this is Shulk time to shine)



Dizzard commented on Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre o...:

I think there's still a big difference between being "cool" and being "serious" though. You can make a deep, thoughtful game without being some sort "cool" or "hip" cliché.

I'm not as interested in Miyamoto's work these days for this reason. He's probably the reason Paper Mario went down a route that didn't appeal to me. Contrary to what he's saying here I feel like Sticker Star made the series less "goofy" and "odd", and more....." Standard".



Dizzard commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

I think it helps if it isn't Mario though, I've burnt out pretty badly. I get it, he's a big deal but that doesn't mean he has to be trotted out constantly.

The main reason I love new IPs from Nintendo is that it's generally a guarantee it'll be something new and fresh, whereas with existing IPs they can still feel samey if the idea isn't extremely fresh. It's like in the Splatoon interview where they said they couldn't see any existing characters doing what the squids can do. Like how you couldn't really imagine other Nintendo IPs doing what Pikmin does.

I'm not saying existing IPs are bad, far from it. Nintendo has the best back catalogue around and very rightly keeps going back to them. That said, balance is important too. Creating 1 or 2 major new IPs every 10-15 years is a good thing. Nintendo shouldn't be afraid to do it if it feels right and they're prepared to put their weight behind it. There's no point making a new IP and expecting it to sell itself right out of the gate.

Personally Splatoon was my highlight of E3 and Codename: Steam looks very interesting. So I'm more than ready to lock heads with anyone who thinks they shouldn't exist.



Dizzard commented on iPad Title Castaway Paradise Does A Pretty Con...:

I feel like people are being too harsh on this game. Normally when people here hate on a game for being a copy, said game is always something that was probably thrown together in an afternoon. Whereas with this game I feel like it's more of a homage than just lazy copy pasting.

I suppose I'm just more attached because I've known about this game prior to this article. I watched a preview playtest of this game a while ago.



Dizzard commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

I was super duper impressed with Nintendo this year, they really caught me by surprise.

I have to rank my top 6 because I can't vote just one....

1. Splatoon, 2. Xenoblade Chronicles X, 3. Codename: STEAM, 4. Pokemon ORAS, 5. Fantasy Life, 6. Smash Bros Reveals.

Bayonetta 2 and some of the Indies were very impressive too. Also the news that Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to Europe.

The treehouse live was brilliant too, watching it gave me some insight into games from genres I wouldn't usually consider playing. Bayonetta 1 & 2 looks like a blast.



Dizzard commented on Review: Tomodachi Life (3DS):

I'm feeling really conflicted about this. €39.99 feels like a does this game compare to New Leaf in terms of the amount of content?

Yet I'd love to play a game where the Miis actually have personality...



Dizzard commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (Europe):

Tomodachi Life sounded interesting.....but I'm really not sure I want to pay €39.99 just to watch a bunch of Miis do random things. Just doesn't seem to be worth quite that much to me. I've paid less for experiences I immensely enjoyed.

Something like €20-€25 would have been far far more reasonable.



Dizzard commented on Nintendo Confirms Tomodachi Life: Welcome Vers...:

@dwuuuu I doubt anybody will be paying money since it's a demo, besides if they're that desperate to spend money that might as well just buy the full game.

It would be nice to get a welcome package since I'm still on the fence, don't know anyone in real life who's getting it though....



Dizzard commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

"Ah I think I'll see what's on Nintendo life today...."

Gets flattened by the hype train

Alpha Sapphire will be mine in November. Hoenn is my favourite region! :D (The thought of seeing it in 3D and with a day/night cycle....ahhh)



Dizzard commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

Played the demo. I'm not sure if it's really for me. (Now if it was a Persona game) At the very least the price seems kinda steep for what would be my entry to a dating sim style game.

That said I really liked the battle music, it's really catchy. Plus the game is more tasteful than I expected. Maybe if it appears in a sale I'll give it a twirl.



Dizzard commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

I'd probably be between Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD and Wonderful 101.

Having played the original Wind Waker though it not be the best choice....although it is my favourite Zelda game.

I'm not sure I want Mario Kart 8 though, I might take a chance and hope Smash Bros comes with a similar offer.



Dizzard commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

I can't help but groan at Metal Mario, Baby Rosalina, Baby Daisy and Pink Gold Peach (Seriously that one takes ALL the cakes) when they have so many more diverse and interesting Mario characters they could use.

Professor E. Gadd? Fawful? Pauline? Cackletta? Paper Mario? King Boo? Hello?

I could go on....

It's not really the kind of thing that screams "you must buy me!". Everything else looks great, the roster is just a major downer for me.



Dizzard commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

Hmm, I voted for all the most popular options.

I enjoy them once a month, the anticipation is great. Even though I loved the smash direct, there's something to be said for general directs because you don't know what to expect. Anything could be revealed.



Dizzard commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

As an Irish person I wonder if it'll be too jarring listening to Miis with British accents....

So much interests me about this game but at the same time so much makes me feel uncertain. It's odd.



Dizzard commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

This game really intrigues me and the direct was completely bonkers.

Do we know how much it will cost? €44 -€49 seems like an awful lot to pay for a game you're just watching most of the time.

If it was being sold for €30 or under I think I'd be more encouraged to go for it.



Dizzard commented on Masahiro Sakurai Rules Out Story Sequences For...:

I liked the subspace emissary but I won't miss it.

Really I would be happier if we had more levels based on the different franchises with enemies from the games themselves i.e Goombas, Octoroks, Various pokemon, Metroids etc

Rather than focusing so much on cinematics, after all the subspace emissary was all flash...there wasn't really that coherent or interesting a storyline in it.



Dizzard commented on Rumour: Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Trou...:

I was wondering, I'm not fully clear on this but....

If Nintendo buy Atlus, do they gain ownership of all their IPs? Or do they have to buy the IPs individually from Index Corporation? I'm thinking it's the former, that'll all be in one package but I'm not 100% sure.

What game franchises do Atlus own? Shin Megami Tensei, Etrian Oddesey, Trauma Center, Catherine (I think)......any others?

Just noticed that Atlus developed Radiant Historia on the DS. Not sure if Nintendo would turn that into a series...but it's still interesting.



Dizzard commented on Rumour: Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Trou...:

Thinking about it now.....

If Nintendo has any interest in keeping Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem afloat (I imagine they wouldn't start a project they didn't care about) they'll be interested in acquiring Atlus. So the question isn't "Are they interested?" but "How interested are they?".

The thought of Shin Megami Tensei in smash bros please me greatly also.



Dizzard commented on Rumour: Nintendo Is Shaping Up To Acquire Trou...:

I really hope this happens, although I mainly hope Sony or Microsoft don't pick them up. The last sony console I owned was a ps2 and I've never owned an it would pretty much be goodbye to the shin megami tensei series for me if that happened. :(

I hope Nintendo will be vicious if they end up in a bidding war.

It does make sense, Nintendo have the most to gain from acquiring them.



Dizzard commented on Atlus Parent Company Reportedly Preparing To S...:

I would love to see Atlus bought by Nintendo. I suppose I have some bias but I honestly would feel the most comfortable with Nintendo supporting them.

Do you think there's a chance Nintendo would be interested?



Dizzard commented on Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop):

Pretty disappointed it's only on the Wii U and not the 3DS virtual console.

I'll probably pick up a Wii U one day when the games are better....but even still it would have been nice to play it on the more portable 3DS. If it went up on the 3DS eShop today I'd buy it in a heartbeat.