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Dodger

Dodger

The hero of many fictional worlds.

Male, 18, United States

Dodger is an almost-adult who plays video games. He is from the American Midwest, but is currently stuck in Papua New Guinea, of all places. He got a 3DS for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, waited several very painful years and it was all worth it.

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Tue 9th February, 2010

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#1

Dodger commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

@KodyDawg Totally fine. It certainly isn't wrong to be sceptical of websites asking for your money. This is the first time I've purchased anything through them, mainly because I don't use Steam as much as I use Nintendo consoles.

From what I've found, they often sell e-book bundles on the side too, which is kind of neat. One ended yesterday with a lot of books of the theme of making things for only $15 for the highest tier and now they are offering a bunch of graphic novels with the highest tier being about $20. It would be cooler if they were physical books, but I bet the shipping costs would get insane.

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#2

Dodger commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

@CodyDawg I can understand being concerned, but Nintendo isn't anywhere near the first major name in the games industry to work with Humble Bundle, if that helps. I think you can pay through Amazon as well. The codes are there because that's pretty much the only way to buy an eshop game through a browser and they've all worked for me.

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#3

Dodger commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

To anybody wondering, as long as you pay more than the average donation at the time that you pay then you'll get the three extra games plus the games that will be announced next Tuesday. It said so on the website, but I had to open a box first, so there is an excuse for not finding it. $10 for all of the games is a steal, even if you only have a 3DS or a Wii U. You also are able to set how much of your donation goes to each party (code.org, the developers and Humble Bundle itself) without changing what you receive from the bundle. My limited understanding is that code.org is a charity that funds and supports computer science programs in high schools, which is hard to argue with. Pretty non-controversial.

Myself, I've been enjoying OlliOlli more than I expected to. It reminds me of a higher quality version of a flash game I used to play back in the day.

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#4

Dodger commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

Hey, I want Nintendo to keep doing stuff like this and I get a couple games I've had my eye on, plus some stuff I wouldn't try otherwise, so that's worth $10, especially since it says I'll get some stuff next week too or whatever.

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#5

Dodger commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS):

If you're going for 100% then make sure that you collect all of the star coins as you go. I tried to go back for some. after beating the game only to find that there are a limited amount of saves. Once you use all of the castles, you can't save again. New Super Mario Bros. Wii fixed this by letting you save anywhere after defeating the final boss, but it also was kind of frustrating and boring in single player. Myself, I don't see why platformers can't focus on making good levels and not worry about making me replay them because I beat them and then lost later, but I never lived through the arcade era, so I just see the practice as archaic and inconvenient without feeling nostalgia or whatever.

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#6

Dodger commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

I don't use Miiverse much except for Animal Crossing, but this seems to be an issue of UI. Their update has downgraded the user interface by making the process of following users harder, not easier. It can be worked around, but it is more then an issue of sheer laziness as some are suggesting. Social media is a product. Facebook has to maintain a (sometimes barely) usable interface so that people use their site and see their advertisements, but as the site has a large base and the cost of entry is free, people are more likely to shrug when a new update introduces yet another sidebar that isn't useful and doesn't work with touchscreens or jams a "Send Money" button into the already limited space in the chat bar or whatever. Miiverse has a much smaller userbase (citation needed) and has an entry fee the cost of a Wii U or 3DS. On top of that, it doesn't have paid advertisements, so it justifies it's existence by being a feature to advertise the Wii U and by advertising games to system owners. They have less room to drive away users before the whole thing is a failure and all of their users have paid, so there is more room to complain if an "upgrade" makes things worse.

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#7

Dodger commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (North America):

Why did they make a Swapnote theme? I used to use that for talking with friends, so I'm still a bit upset that they chose to shut the whole thing down instead of just removing the photo functions or at the very least, replacing the whole thing with a text messaging application. It doesn't make any sense that they would release a Swapnote theme this long after they shut Swapnote down. What, do they actually think that people used the streetpass feature that let you send a short, handwritten message to somebody who is already on your friends list who is standing close enough to you to just speak with? Doesn't make any sense.

The game mechanics in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning are mostly well done. The game is worth your time and money if you are willing to play with the 3D off and know enough about the series to pick up 5 to 10 of every "useless" piece of junk in the game. I mean it, it is really fun after you finish the colossal, month long tutorial at the beginning. There is a lot to do once you slowly unlock it. The graphics aren't great, but they are functional. The forced cutscenes twice a day to show that the shops are closed aren't really that annoying, just mostly annoying. I'm not doing a good job of selling this, am I?

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#9

Dodger commented on Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super S...:

Those miis are freaky, but the costumes are alright. I don't see the point of mii outfits when miis are offline only though. I would have been just fine with locked movesets for the 3 types or even just one type of mii, but the miis being offline only and not appearing as ai fighters when the ai is set to random makes them useless to me. Also, the pre-order thing.

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#11

Dodger commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

The concept is fine. The Wii VC had a great library by the end of the Wii's lifespan, but it took a while. The 3DS VC has been hurt by their insistence on only using GB and NES games - I would love more console VC games on a handheld. At the very least, it would be good to have GBA games on the 3DS too. Pokemon would be nice. The Wii U is taking the entire lifespan of the Wii U just to get anywhere close to what was already on the Wii and that is silly. I love the Wii VC. I've been able to play a lot of classic games for a reasonable price.

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#12

Dodger commented on ​Parent Trap: Why Affordable Multiplayer Adv...:

Kirby's Epic Yarn is still a good co-op game that isn't much of you buy renowned. The level design is really good and the lack of lives means the worst that can happen is that the two of you get a low score on a level.

There is a 6 year gap between myself and my sister. Co-op video games have always been a way for the two of us to spend time together, so they are important to me.

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#13

Dodger commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

I've heard that the two sequels had average level design, but saying that fans were clamoring for a sequel to Yoshi's Island because the two that were made had one of the key mechanics to Yoshi's Island seems a bit weird. Sort of unfair. Baby Mario never bugged me, though. Well, I am quite fond of Yoshi's Island and Kirby's Epic Yarn, so I've been keeping my eye on this one.

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#14

Dodger commented on Review: TABLETOP GALLERY (Wii U eShop):

Board games on consoles can be fun, especially piece heavy games like Monopoly and Risk. These aren't very piece heavy though. My dad used to have a physical version of a Shut the Box like game. It was kind of fun, but I myself wouldn't go out of my way to play it on a smartphone, much less a console. Given that a physical version seems to be about $15 to $20, this isn't a terrible deal if you really want that game. Still comes across to me as the kind of game one would make to practice their coding skills.

Is PDSF the same as Yahtzee? Yahtzee is fun, but the "classic" version, whatever that means, is $8 on Amazon with the red box version available for $15. Yahtzee is a perfect mobile game though, in my opinion. I don't know if I would play it on a console though. I used to have a handheld version with a Game and Watch style screen and it was a good time waster. Toss N Go sounds like a fun smartphone app. I do miss the age of flash games where nobody expected people to pay money for these kinds of time wasters. I guess ad block helped to kill them off, as well as the obnoxious and disreputable advertisements that drove people to ad-block software in the first place. In the end, if you have kids and want board games for them, they, and therefore you will probably will get your money's worth out of the official Hasbro versions of these games.

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#15

Dodger commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

I don't get why the majority of the Wii VC isn't on the Wii U by now. Are Nintendo really going to do this to themselves every time they have a new console, whatever "this" is? I would expect that they could hire college-level interns to put the roms into the emulator and test them. Is there a part of the process I'm not understanding? Why isn't this just a copy-and-paste job?

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#17

Dodger commented on Rumour: Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Ch...:

Hey look, it's Mickey Mouse, Frozen Snowman, Green Lady, Tron Man, Laffy Taffy Guy, Tron Girl, Simpsons-Looking Weirdo, Blue Smug Hipster, Mulan, Minnie Mouse and Angry Suit-Wearing Super Meat Boy! I...Certainly recognize all of these characters, guys!

With more seriousness, I've been impressed by some of the Infinity figures in the past. They are more like action figures then their competitors and LittleKid!Me would have enjoyed them a lot, but I don't have the money or time to invest into the game right now.

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#18

Dodger commented on Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Po...:

We all know what is going to happen. Nintendo recently released a remake of a Zelda game that introduced a character popular enough to play a major role in another game in the series as well as popular enough to spawn multiple spin-off games. While everybody in the West is voting for obscure JRPG or indie game characters, Japan is going to unite and vote unanimously for Tingle.

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#19

Dodger commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

Hang on, though. That's a set of toys that probably won't be used for anything else and all they do is unlock some custom missions? That's a letdown. I mean, that's just a boring piece of on-disk dlc. That makes the Mario Party board game mode sound interesting.

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#21

Dodger commented on Fantasy Life 2 Is Skipping 3DS In Favour Of Sm...:

My family bought 3 copies of Fantasy Life and 3 copies of the DLC, so we clearly enjoy the game. I can't say that being on a smartphone automatically makes a game bad, but it makes me a lot more cautious, especially if there is a higher focus on collecting random villagers and less on exploring. They will have to make a really good product to justify me getting the sequel, especially since I am a tiny bit annoyed that they thought it is a great idea to take an IP that only 3DS owners could or would know and take it to mobile where nobody recognizes the IP without showing any love to their previous fan base. I could understand switching to mobile and I can't say they can't use their IP, but it still is a little annoying and disappointing.

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#24

Dodger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

I was happy about the Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Codename Steam updates. I enjoyed watching the game footage. I smiled at the Yoshi amiibo. I didn't expect any major announcements this close to E3. I'm waiting to judge Nintendo's 2015/16 library until after E3.

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#25

Dodger commented on Review: BOXBOY! (3DS eShop):

I've never seen the comments section so united. For the sake of unity and peace, y'all should write nitpicky reviews more often. I can't say anything stood out about this game to me, but it still looked good enough to keep an eye on. I just already am working on Fluidity: Spin Cycle and Night Sky, two other puzzle platformers.

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#26

Dodger commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Launching...:

So, is this DLC for New Leaf, or is this a standalone game? I assumed it was the latter, but others seem to think otherwise. I can't say it interests me that much, but despite being an Animal Crossing fan, I don't think I am the target audience here. It reminds me a bit of Style Savvy and my sister loved that game.

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#27

Dodger commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

Allowing parents to have the freedom to decide what content their kids can handle at what age cannot be so absolutely terrible that it is worth destroying families by setting the bureaucracy on them to take their children, especially if legal childhood is going to last until the age of 18, an age that some people are "mature" by and some people aren't. I stongly dislike the idea of parental freedom being criminalized and I strongly dislike the idea of requiring teachers to be the ones who spy on parents and children and report them. Maybe I'm just a crazy American (and we aren't much better sometimes), but I don't think a society where people report each other to a big government for any offense without handing anything on a personal, one-on-one level is really what we want, is it? Should we really make a society where people must be afraid of their neighbours and their government? Can't a teacher have the freedom to talk to the parents instead of reporting them right away if they are concerned instead of being legally required to report for offenses more minor then clear physical abuse?

On a less ideological level, are all games given M ratings in America given 18 ratings in Europe? In Australia, most were given 16 ratings. Almost all 16 year olds could handle Skyrim. It has enough morbidity and violence to make me question if I would give it to a 8 year old kid, but I think most "teenagers" (what a big category to lump every kid between 13 and 18 in) would survive without trauma. I know I did just fine. My dad and I played it together as well and he is a pastor and a respectable guy, so I trust his judgement. There are games with more offensive content than Skyrim (citation needed), but I'm picking an example here. I think most parents could find out a lot about if a game is alright for their children with a Google search and their own judgements. Can we start by encouraging them to do that and skip the part where kids get traumatized by going through a legal battle over whether they can be with their parents because they played Call of Duty? Imagine the guilt. I felt bad enough when I broke a window as a kid. This can't be the healthiest way.

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#28

Dodger commented on Review: PENTAPUZZLE (Wii U eShop):

I've read some of RCMADIAX's defenses of his games and why he releases them. I can appreciate that the Nintendo Web Framework lets people make some money off of the games that they make while learning even if I don't 100% agree. I get that I don't have to buy his games. I've still played enough Neopets in the past to tell the difference between a game that is worth $5 and an unoriginal flash game that isn't as enjoyable as a chai soy latte. A decade ago, this would have been free on the internet, so I think we may be going backwards here. Padding attempts at creativity with copies of existing ideas that were overly simple in the first place makes a customer base less likely to trust any good products.

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#29

Dodger commented on New Nintendo 3DS Exploit Makes Japanese System...:

This shouldn't be this complicated. Region locking is dumb and can't get them that many hardware sales, but they aren't going to change it yet. They want to sell the New XL hardware in US stores because they think it will sell better. Whatever. To the best of my knowledge, region locking is software based, not hardware based. As noisy as some of the people who would much rather buy the smaller model have been (I've stated my mind before, but I've never been furious), we probably are a minority. We aren't worth bringing a lot of stock over for. We are noisy though, and having a bunch of us shouting around the fanbase isn't great for Nintendo. If they would just let us import from Japan and Europe through NoA and get the region changed for the price of a new 3DS plus the cost of a low maintenance repair out of warrantee then NoA gets to satisfy their hardcore fans without looking foolish or having a lot of unsold systems. It isn't like faceplates are region locked, so I don't see the problem. I can't speak for everybody, but I'm willing to pay shipping and $50 to $70 for a NoA employee to switch the region in order to have comfortable hardware that I enjoy using.

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#30

Dodger commented on ​Style Savvy Sequel Lets You Accessorize Wit...:

My little sister loved Style Savvy. She has enough taste to not be into poorly made fashion games, but this one looked alright. I'll have to point this out to her later. It is too bad that there isn't a unique outfit for more of the amiibo though. Just four isn't very many. A small complaint though.

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#31

Dodger commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):

I'm sure the car mode isn't that bad, but it really doesn't make sense to me why there couldn't be a traditional mode as well. The same mini games could be used. They would just have to make a few simple boards and a couple more difficult boards. It seems like an easy way to add content and take away an easy target complaint.

The amibo implementation sounds dull. I hate to say it, but it sounds way worse than in Smash Bros. The rest of the game sounds like a Mario Party game. I'm still happy with Mario Party 2 and occasionally the DS game, but maybe I'll get this Sunday. Can I just point out that the DS game had some decent examples of asymmetrical gameplay in the 1 vs 3 mini games? It had some incredibly unfair board design, but the mini games were fun.

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#32

Dodger commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

I like the numbers because they give a little bit of context at the end as to how important the reviewer thought any complaints were and how much the things complained about messed with the overall experience. The difference between "the game crashed once and only once but I feel like I should mention it" and "the game repeatedly crashed and it was really hard to have fun with it" for example. Like this game. Clearly, the slow enemy turns didn't stop Mr. Meyer from enjoying this game enough to suggest a purchase. It helps the reader to keep those complaints in context.

I've had my eye on this one since E3. I've never expected anything genre changing, but it looks like a fun, 20 hour turn based strategy game with a sense of humor.

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#34

Dodger commented on Review: Flap Flap (3DS eShop):

Bird Mania 3D is more fun and a lot cheaper if you are looking for this sort of thing. It has more complexity as well as a catchy theme.

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#36

Dodger commented on Review: Classic Card Games (3DS eShop):

Clubhouse Games for DS is pocket change if you buy preowned. I think I saw a copy for about $2.50 at Game stop a couple of days ago. It has more games and one cartridge download play. It has card and board games as well. Unless you just can't stand using a cartridge, it is the superior option.

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#37

Dodger commented on This Articulated Skyward Sword Link Toy Should...:

His hat isn't stuck inside of his shield? Non-Japanese companies just don't care about details like that. >:(

I would get it, but I can't spend any of these 20 rupees in just one place. I was told this many times.

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#38

Dodger commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

This isn't that complicated, really. I can understand Nintendo not using voice chat in random matches. The closest product currently on the market like Splatoon is Team Fortress 2. Team Fortress 2 is miserable to play with voice chat. Nobody uses it for strategy. Everybody uses it for inane/offensive trolling. Nintendo is more likely than Valve or Microsoft to get into trouble for having offensive dialog over voice chat in random matches.

The answer is simple. Allow voice chat in non-random matches between friends. An 8 on 8 TF2 battle with all players agreeing to rules in advance and with all players taking it seriously would be a blast. I imagine the same is true of Splatoon. Especially if teams have room to communicate mid-match privately. Doesn't seem like rocket science to me.

Also, the no-AI thing is rather dumb if it means that rage-quitting ends a match. Surely Nintendo isn't that behind the times...

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#39

Dodger commented on Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Pro...:

Good thing I already have a copy. I was living in Papua New Guinea and this one guy wanted to send us a care package and asked if there were any video games I wanted so I listed a few, including OoT3D. I thought that was nice of him though. My copy has been on a long trip, especially since I'm back in America now. It probably started in China too.

You guys can complain about one game or another that does or doesn't make it to your respective regions, but region-locking sucks most for world travelers. Thank goodness for the Eshop, I guess.

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#40

Dodger commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I'm going to be honest, I was planning on getting the standard New Nintendo 3DS until I found out that it wasn't coming to NA. I have disliked all of the XL models of the DS and 3DS in the past so much that I now plan on simply repairing/replacing my Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS through NoA for a lot less money. I understand some people love them, but I dislike the larger size, I dislike the lower quality visuals and I dislike the look of the system. I thought the faceplated model looked quite sharp with the plates on the outside and the SNES style buttons on the inside. I do appreciate the new features, but I'm fine skipping amiibo, playing Xenoblade on the Wii and waiting a few more seconds for Smash to load in order to have a system I like and want to use. This isn't something I feel like debating because it is completely a matter of personal preference.

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#41

Dodger commented on Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harve...:

Are you guys ever planning on reviewing Lost Valley? NL's preview sounded positive, but the only review I've read sounded really negative. Not very much is out there about this one. I would like to hear what Nintendo Life has to say about it.

If Natsume really is willing to listen to fan feedback and media comments and evolve the series or whatever they said, they could be doing better than gamecube/wii harvest moon games regularly. Maybe they already are. Maybe being repetitive and stuck in winter for a year is better then the corny mess that was Animal Parade. That game had a terrible frame rate and focused quite a lot on everything except the farming part of the game. The goal here for them should be to pass New Beginning, a recent Harvest Moon game that is good, not average or terrible.

New Beginning was actually good. I would like to see a new HM game with better graphics (looking at the same flat colors got really dull), a few more goals (hopefully ones that don't involve waiting around a year because you forgot to pick up 5 pieces of random junk in the springtime), functional 3D (this is one I played only in 2D), maybe a bit less random junk like the mechanical panda. That's about it, really. Harvest Moon doesn't need to have Skyrim levels of overworld and quest lines.

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#42

Dodger commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

"Wait until the right controller comes around" seems like code for "Let us reveal our next system first."

I'm not convinced it would sell very well. I think you can get the wrong idea about what does and doesn't sell by hanging around a Nintendo fansite. I mean, if everybody who has expressed interest in a new Fzero game on this site in the past 12 months bought a hypothetical, new Fzero game, we would buy what, 200 copies? Possibly less? That being said, there may be a market for a good-looking, high definition, futuristic racing game if it is marketed as being a cool, fast racing game to Mario Kart's goofy, multiplayer fun. Some realistic racing games on other systems are quite popular. If a new F-Zero had tight, satisfying controls and good marketing, it might sell. It is a risk for Nintendo to put much into it. The two F-Zero games I've played make me bounce around like a pinball until I go play Mario Kart. >:-/

On a side note, it is nice to see Nintendo working with popular Youtube channels. There are multiple games I have purchased after watching Chuggaaconroy play them.

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#43

Dodger commented on Video: Don't Feel Bad If You Self Destruct in ...:

I self-destruct the most as Zelda. Her Up-B is great for combat and keep-away, but it isn't always that great at recovery, especially since she can't move very well during the helpless state after. It is very easy to miss the edge and plummet because you are facing backwards and can't move to the left or right. She's been my second most played character. Not all that great in Brawl, but in this game, her specials are good against really melee based characters like Little Mac and Bowser and really projectile based characters. Her aerials are also really strong.

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#44

Dodger commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

I could be wrong, but I think either this update or the last one added a button to go to the E-shop from the brightness changing menu to go with the settings button. There also is a button to display NoA's contact information, and I would assume it is the same for other regions. I downloaded the last two updates at the same time.

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#45

Dodger commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

He puts a lot of work into making Smash Bros. games high quality. I've put hundreds of hours into Smash Bros. Brawl, and I know I'm not the only one. It isn't that hard to ignore the "Goku! Ridley! Powerpuff Girls!" crowd. So what is exhausting about creating things for the Smash Bros fanbase? My guess would be that it is how the complaints never go away. In a year, people will have forgotten Sonic Boom. Nobody complains about Skyrim glitches anymore, anyone who plays Skyrim now does so because they like the game. Even with Kid Icarus, everyone who didn't like the controls forgot. People forget about other games. Nobody forgets about Smash Bros. People still complain about tripping and floating in Brawl years after the fact. It is a really good game with a lot of content, but you couldn't tell from reading the average discussion about it. That must get hard.

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#46

Dodger commented on Review: Alphadia Genesis (Wii U eShop):

I'm fine with turn-based JRPGs and I'm fine with action JRPGs or whatever something like Xenoblade is called. I'm fine with JRPGs that use a cliche story, as long as they have an interesting gameplay mechanic. I'm fine with JRPGs that use tried and true/overused (depending on how cynical you are) gameplay mechanics as long as they have an interesting story. I certainly wouldn't complain about a JRPG with an well-designed overworld, one that clearly had blood, sweat and tears put into it.

On that note, this game sounds mind-numbingly boring.

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#47

Dodger commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley:

I'll admit, I'm a bit curious as to when the review will be released as well. I enjoyed New Beginning, and the previews made this sound a lot better.

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#48

Dodger commented on Let's Summarise the Remaining eShop Deals on W...:

If Yumi's Odd Odyssey was on sale for $10 at any time other than the holiday season, I would consider it. We're planning on getting three copies of Fantasy Life, at least, so between that and other Christmasy stuff, I am not rolling in dough. Not even rolling dough. No dough being rolled, by my body or a rolling pin, literally or figuratively. My mom has celiac disease. Gets sick if flour is around.

I still stand by my earlier statement that that game has terrible advertising. The review makes it sound fun, but the game banner just shows a picture of some anime girl. Nothing about fishing, or platforming. Does nothing to convince you that the price tag is worth it.

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#49

Dodger commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

I've got to say, I am still not sure what Nintendo is doing, or why this needed to have toys . That being said, I can see myself gaining some longevity out of SSB4 with a harder AI, so once I have a new 3DS and/or a Wii U, I may get one or three. It looks like it works best if you have one that is your main and another that isn't. I may get Villager and Mr. Game and Watch. Possibly Shulk.

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#50

Dodger commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

Nintendo is at least losing out on at least a little bit of money from this. My family has three 3DSes, zero Wii Us and three copies of Smash Bros for 3DS. Characters add a lot to the game, even just one. If they let people purchase it, they would be getting three purchases of the DLC. We aren't in a place right now where we can buy a Wii U, and even if we could, only one of us would get Mewtwo on their 3DS. Therefore, we miss out on a character and Nintendo misses out on our money.

Not that I care that much. I mean, Mewtwo wasn't even that fun to play as in Melee and Pokémon isn't exactly in my top 10 favorite game franchises. He's a pretty iconic pokemon, so I understand why people want him in the game, but I'm not going to be crying myself to sleep.

As far as DLC goes, if I was Nintendo, I would just keep the option open for now. In a few years, it can be used to revitalize attention for the game. Brawl would have benefited from an expansion pack a few years down the road, in my opinion. A few years gives them plenty of time to flesh out some ideas that were there in development, but never finished. Looking at the sound test makes it pretty clear that there were a few 3DS stages they were planning to make, but never finished (my guess is at least a Light World/Dark World stage, a second Kid Icarus: Uprising stage, possibly the Space Pirate Ship, and a second Mega Man stage). Sakurai has already said that they were working on Mewtwo, but didn't have him finished in time or something like that. Take some of that stuff, flesh it out a bit and release it in 3 years with a small dev team. Until then, the games have way more then enough content.