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The hero of many fictional worlds.

Male, 17, 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.

Tue 9th February, 2010

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Dodger commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

@ikki5 I still disagree. I already listed several games that I wouldn't have tried if they hadn't been available on Club Nintendo, and that barely scratches the surface. I buy the games that I really want, through download and through retail, but Club Nintendo gives you a chance to try a game that you hadn't thought about getting before, or that isn't worth money to you. In my experience, having to spend cash on something makes me a lot more likely to decide that I don't really want it after all. Spending virtual currency given to me as a reward for buying the games that I wanted enough to spend cash is a lot easier.

Most people who pay attention to the Eshop do own Zelda, Metroid, Street Fighter, Earthbound, Etc. I'm happy with the service because I've used it to try games like Pilotwings, Xevious, Art Style: Pictobits, Art Style: Rotazoa, Mario's Picross, Mario Party 2, Mario Tennis, Sakura Samurai, Etc. Smaller games that may have a trophy in Smash Bros, but would be unlikely to get a stage or assist trophy.



Dodger commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

@ikki5 To say that you would prefer physical rewards is a fair complaint. They could do a better job with that. However, I still can't see this selection of games as bad. There are a couple that I already own, but there are plenty that I would actually like to have. Kersploosh looks like a fun score-based game in the vein of AiRace: Tunnel, a game I still enjoy. Kirby's Dream Course looks like an amusing twist on golf games. Startropics is a series I have heard about but never tried. Kid Icarus would be nice to try, especially if it has save points, simply to understand some of the stuff in Kid Icarus: Uprising, a game that I enjoyed. It seems unlikely that someone would already own all of these games and several seem worth a try. The coins last a year. It seems probable that in that year, a decent game that you haven't bought yet will be on Club Nintendo.

You seem to want a larger selection of physical rewards that they actually keep in stock. I can understand that. What confuses me a bit is when there are the same complaints about the game selection every month? There are plenty of months with incredible Mario and Zelda games, but on those months, people get upset because they already own those games. There are other months with a selection of slightly more obscure games, like Kersploosh and Startropics, which give you the opportunity to try something new. Ones like Pictobits, Mario's Picross and Gameboy Donkey Kong keep showing up because they are really good games that a lot of people haven't tried. I have seen a couple of genuinely terrible months, where your choices are between Solitaire and Brain Age or something like that, but they aren't that common.

Don't get me wrong, I don't actually expect people to not complain on the internet, and I've done my fair share of complaining about things. I'm just not sure that I am seeing the same collection of games, because I've found the selection to be rather impressive. I've certainly tried some good games that I wouldn't have otherwise, which I prefer to having Mario 64 and OoT every month.

@jjmesa16 That's a really good idea. I hope they do that. I expect they plan to, since they have the option to enter download codes.



Dodger commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

I can't really take complaints that there are no good rewards this month too seriously when 6 out of the 8 games are above 8/10 and of those games, one is a SNES cult classic, another is an well-done reimagining of one of the best arcade games ever, one is a classic (but difficult) NES platformer starring a character who would later be in Smash Bros and another is a golf game starring a first party Nintendo character who isn't Mario. I'm probably not getting anything this month, because I haven't had enough coins in a while, but I'm not seeing the problem with selection here.

Even Wrecking Crew and Brain Age Express: Math are pretty fun, for the rather small asking price (you know, buying Nintendo games and getting more Nintendo games extra. Not quite free, but pretty close to free, since I was going to buy the games anyways). Wrecking Crew is a fun enough puzzle platformer with a catchy song in the background and BAE: Math is the best Sudoku game on DSiware and if I remember correctly, it comes with Dr. Mario, doesn't it? I had both of the DSiware Brain Age games free with the Dsi bundle I bought, but I couldn't transfer them to my 3DS because I never bought them, I guess.



Dodger commented on New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Sc...:

Hmm. That isn't great, given how easily those screws strip. I need to fix one of the screws on my sister's 3DS sometime. I'll probably need some super glue and another screw, because I took it to a glasses store and even they couldn't get it out, and they pretty much do that for a living.



Dodger commented on Weirdness: Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and...:

"The 3DS also has 3 cameras so that you can get a clear picture every time"

More like, "Despite having 3 cameras, the 3DS will never give you a clear picture unless you are literally standing inside of the sun."



Dodger commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

@ollietaro No, but they did give him a new final smash.

@Anyone-who-is-alright-with-spoiling-information-about-movesets-and-stages This page and the pages it links to have a lot of information about the characters, stages and what has been changed about them since Brawl. There is a fair amount that has been changed about veteran characters, so if you are really curious about if your favorite character has been buffed or nerfed or changed in any way, this is a good way to find out. There is even a page somewhere with most of the custom moves on it. Seriously though, if you don't want to know everything before you get the game, don't go to SSBwiki. I'm the kind of guy who is perfectly happy reading the end or middle of a book first to find out what it is like before I read the book, but I know not everyone is.



Dodger commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

@Franklin According to the Smash Bros. website, it looks like you can use custom fighters or mii fighters in online play with friends. There is a bit more information on this page.
Also, I agree. My family owns 3 3DSes and several of my friends own them, but I'm not in a good situation to buy a Wii U right now and only one of my friends owns a Wii U. I do want one eventually, I guess, but I am happy with the 3DS version for now.



Dodger commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

@Daruncic I played Mario Kart 7 a bunch just today while in Australia, with people from Canada, America, Japan and Europe at the same time. I had no trouble with lag at all, although I did drop out in between matches a few times. That was the fault of the internet here at this apartment though. Either way, Smash may be just a bit more intensive, but I have seen plenty of games which ran just fine no matter where the players are from.

From what I've seen, Smash online play is completely reliant on the connection speeds of the players involved. You could be playing with the best internet ever and if one player is playing with slow internet, it messes with everyone. It sounds like if you have good internet, you can expect a good match about 70% of the time.



Dodger commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

I could say quite a lot about every little thing that I like (and a few that I don't like) about Smash Bros 3DS, but I won't. Not here or now, at least. It looks like an exceptional game, held back just a little bit by the hardware that they put it on. 9 out of 10 was about what I was expecting. There are a few things that I am concerned about. I'm not the only person who has dealt with local multiplayer lag, from what I can tell. The items appear a bit too often for my taste, especially game-changing ones like the gust bellows (which lasts for about twice as long as you can shield, from what I can tell) and the super flag, and can't be adjusted. You can't adjust the length of Smash Run. None of these are that big of a deal though. I still am more hyped for this game then I have been for any other game in quite a while and I'm sure that I will put a lot of hours into it. I've already put a lot of hours into Brawl, which had some noticeable flaws, and even into the demo, which had 5 characters and one mode.

This was a well-written review. It did a good job of going into what you can expect from the game, mentioning the good points and putting the bad points into context well. It didn't spend hours elaborating upon every single feature, moveset, character, stage and mode in the game, but it gave a good idea of what you'll get if you buy Smash Bros. for 3DS. Well done.



Dodger commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Op...:

Even if I was currently in my home state of Indiana instead of Australia, there is pretty much no way that I could get to Chicago before sixty other Nintendo fans from Chicago got there. Maybe they think that they have trouble getting people (although I have seen enough evidence to disagree), but I would appreciate it if they would find a second spot in the Midwest to host these kinds of events. Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Toledo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, even Fort Wayne. Just to spread the traffic out a little at these kinds of events. I did have a good time at the Zelda concert in Chicago though.



Dodger commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashe...:

My sister and I both got codes from my buddy, so we've been playing it a bunch. If you haven't yet, you really should download this demo. I like Link and Villager best. Link has been so buffed since Brawl. They gave him more speed, better dodge animations (based off of OoT), a fast dash attack with killing power straight out of OoT and they made his ledge tether so much better. On top of that, he has less lag if he misses a grab attempt. I might just main him. I was a Toon Link main in Brawl, hated how heavy and slow Link was.

Villager has a lot of interesting moves. His side B is a great recovery and the lag period where it has a hitbox before it starts to move to the left or right is really useful for combos. You can get the rocket to hit at the same time as an attack, stop grabs and combo people into it. His up b has great distance, but no offensive or defensive options. It is easily punishable with any meteor smash move. Very balanced. His side air has good range, his grab range is good for a small character, his dash attack and side air have good range. His side smash is great for platforms and stopping recoveries, but for one of his few killing moves, it doesn't have much range. The tree is a bit too weak for how hard it is to pull off, but it can be used to hit platforms above and stop projectile spamming. The axe is a useful move away from the tree as well. His neutral B has good range and is great for punishing over-predictable projectile users and abusing items. You can use it to catch the side smashes of Villager and Mega Man, or steal Pikachu's thunder.. You can pick up the fairy or the super flag and save them. You can repeatedly throw the bumper and pick it up again for knockback. You can switch between Villager's normal A attacks and a good melee item like the beam sword or the ore club for killing moves.

I don't have much to say about the others. Mega Man's B attacks are weak, but he has some good smash attacks and air attacks. Mario is a lot better, and his hitboxes have been expanded by those white lines on the edge of his attacks. Pikachu feels a bit weaker with the new physics, thunder is certainly less useful. He does have a very long dash grab range, and that is useful. His recovery is as terrible as ever.



Dodger commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

The remaining unannounced characters are underwhelming compared to the previous announcements, but that makes perfect sense. You can't tell me that Sakurai didn't know that these characters would be all over the internet. It makes perfect sense to announce the new challengers that people would actually get excited for early. Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Mega Man and Pac-Man are all different characters, while Rosalina, Palutena, Shulk, Robin and Lucina are interesting to those who already like their series. Nobody was going to get excited over Bowser Jr or Dark Pit, even if they wind up being interesting fighters, and people certainly weren't going to get that excited over Ness or Falco. He got more hype from not announcing them.



Dodger commented on Nintendo Confirms Three More Virtual Console T...:

Some of these might be good, but am I the only one that wants some GB Pokemon on the VC? I mean, I have been wishing for them since the VC was released, and they would have to sell well. I would pay $15 for the first two with online multiplayer and trading and $8 for just the game.

Either way, I should take the time to play Legend of the River King 1. It looks interesting, but I normally play for a half an hour and stop.



Dodger commented on Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Su...:

Makes sense for families with two or more kids. It is dumb enough that you have to buy more than one copy of handheld multiplayer games when one console game can do multiplayer. I need one copy of Brawl to play with any amount of people, counting rotation mode, but between myself, my dad and my sister, we will likely be buying 3 copies just to do a 3 player match. Oh well, it will still be worth it.



Dodger commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

Now copies of Xenoblade can go up in price by another $50! I paid $90 for mine from Gamestop after 6 months of checking their website weekly. I was prepared to drive a few hours to get a copy for under the average ebay price of $150

But he does look like a fun character to play as. The different Monado powers look like they add a lot of depth and that up A attack looks pretty useful. They certainly got the dialog right. The dude never shuts up in either game. :P (but I do like Xenoblade, FYI)



Dodger commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

Of course they didn't confirm it. It very likely that it is a real leak, but while there is doubt, there is going to be discussion and free advertising. Is Shulk in the game or not? Why the heck would anyone want Duck Hunt Dog as anything more than an assist trophy? Is this the full roster? The gaming section of the internet is paying attention to Sm4sh, and that is good for Nintendo. They just have to play their part well. It is a bit hard for me to feel bad for them.



Dodger commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Going into college soon enough where my thoughts aren't on consoles that much. I can buy a wii again for me and relax a bit with that and my 3DS. I may get a Wii U someday, but so far, I am more than happy with Steam, a Wii and a 3DS. I would be more likely to get a Wii U in 2016/17 after all of these really good games are either out or canceled.



Dodger commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

Ubisoft is noisy.

I have no real confidence that SSB4 will "save the Wii U". Melee is a dang good game that is still played today, and it is among the best selling games on that system, but it didn't exactly save the system. It still is remembered as a system that sold poorly. Brawl sold around 10,000,000, I think. I would guess around 5 to 8 million copies from Sm4ash. A solid selection of first party titles won't hurt, but what helped the Wii and what the Wii U needs isn't a sequel. Nintendo can make a game that makes normal people want the Wii U in their homes again.



Dodger commented on Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Cu...:

There are a few questions here about move customization. There is more information at this link.

Minor spoilers ahead.
Each character will have 4 default special moves and 2 variations for each move. Mario's fireball is the example given on that page. Sakurai went through others for Mario, such as high-pressure FLUDD and scalding FLUDD. Another that comes to mind is Donkey Kong's storm punch. Some characters have alternative moves instead of variations, like Palutena or the Mii Fighters. Robin's variations will raise or lower the power of the move, giving more or less uses, like in Fire Emblem. Strong tomes and weapons have fewer uses. None of the variations can be used in online play with anyone. Smash Bros is a game about making better choices then your opponent(s), and adding all those variations to an online opponent's arsenal could really mess up the balance.

You unlock variations from collecting custom parts in battles or Smash Run. I don't know if a Mii needs custom parts. I don't know if collecting a custom part lets you pick a move to unlock or if the game picks one, like collecting a CD in Brawl.



Dodger commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

Like last time, I still believe that it would be good to mark what regions the sale is for in the title, the tagline or the tags. Especially on a site that specializes in global Nintendo news, like this one.

But I hope these sales come to America. They aren't huge, but there were a couple games in both batches that at least someone in my family wants to buy.



Dodger commented on Review: Xtreme Sports (3DS eShop / Game Boy Co...:

@ColdingLight I don't agree. Europe pays a lot more for games and gets a lot of delayed releases. They have a worse rewards program. They have put up with 50hz games since forever. Plus, it seems to me like countries other than England get worse service. Other than that, they get some sales and we get some sales.

It is a bit hard to judge Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe based on a few third party downloadable games, even ones that are really good like Cave Story or Shovel Knight. It isn't either company's fault that any third party has to go through the ESRB and PEGI and work with different people. If they can't do much about release dates for a really good downloadable game, it seems a bit hard to judge one or the other for a delay in Xtreme Sports, a game where anyone would be justified in assuming it is a bad game.

Xenoblade is the only real example I can think of for NoA doing a worse job, and I still think it was alright to assume that an unknown JRPG may not sell well, based on how many others had flopped. They waited until they had proof that the copies they made would get purchased.



Dodger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

I don't know what to think. I know what I think about their usage in SSB4 though. You use them on the character select screen only, making the toys interactivity with the game almost non-existent. So if they only are tools to unlock a feature, what do they unlock? A higher level cap for one AI character. A bit underwhelming. Nothing you couldn't do without including toys. Maybe other games will use them creatively though. Until then, the only reason I would want one or two is because they look nice.



Dodger commented on Tomodachi Life Stage Drops Into Super Smash Br...:

Cool stage, but it was first shown in that picture with Villager and Wii Fit Trainer a while back.

If you were to ask me which 2 songs should be included, I would pick the Title Theme and the Family Album/Credits theme because that was a good song that would fit in well.

Which handheld stage do I want to see? Bowser's Insides. Bowser's Inside Story was such a good game.



Dodger commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

So like Dear Esther, but a lot worse? A bunch of walking around with little interaction with the world for the sake of uncovering a story, but with a really boring story?



Dodger commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:

@SockoMario Pretending that you wrote a polite and pleasant post, I have absolutely no idea. This doesn't make sense either way. Why would a Rayman trophy be in if he isn't playable? If he is playable, why would they make a big fuss about a live stream just to spoil it the day before? I wasn't sure before and I most certainly am not sure now.



Dodger commented on Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. O...:


Hmm. I can't see why the heck they would put a Rayman trophy in SSB if he isn't at least an assist trophy. Given that every fighter is a trophy too in SSBB, I don't think this confirms or denies Rayman yet. But it makes it a lot more likely. I already guessed Rayman, I won't rehash my reasons from the post I made.



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

My Dad and I engaged in a bit of speculation regarding this 3 minute video. A 3 minute video isn't abnormal, but announcing it in advance is different than what they have done so far. They want people paying attention to this. I don't expect it will be a veteran character, which leaves a new Nintendo character or a third party character. After the attention that Pac-Man got, if it is a third party character then they most certainly want the media paying attention.

I can't think of many 1st party characters they could add that would demand this level of attention. I can think of 1st party characters, but not many people know about them. Paper Mario, Chrom, Shulk, Robin, Groose, Tingle, Ridley, Bowser Jr. Nothing that couldn't just be announced though.

What about third party characters? There are already fighters from Capcom, Sega and Namco. We thought of a few. They aren't exactly likely though .

My dad waa thinking along the lines of what would grab attention. After Miyamoto's playful statements suggesting that they could already be talking with Mojang, he thought it would be a good idea to announce Minecraft for Wii U and Steve for Smash Bros. Unlikely, yes. But it would get a lot of attention.

Level Five has given a lot to the DS. Professor Layton would be a possibility. His series is over though. I can see both sides.

Ubisoft has made a decent amount of games for Nintendo. I could see Nintendo making a deal with them that they would get a character in Smash Bros. if they continue to support Nintendo systems. Rayman is the logical choice. He has had games on Nintendo systems since way before Origins, even if you don't count the Rabbids. He could have a decent moveset and he seems likely to have games on Nintendo systems in the future.

But the best thing would be if they announced CDi Link.



Dodger commented on Review: AiRace Speed (3DS eShop):

I hope to pick this up sometime, as I loved Tunnel. I actually still play it sometimes. I wasn't as impressed by AiRace. The courses were kind of cool, but sitting down to play one, especially the tournament mode, took forever. Like, all Rainbow Roads and no Baby Parks.



Dodger commented on 3DS System Update 8.0.0-18 is Now Live:

@JuanitoShet Unfortunately, keeping a dsiware app open on the 3DS still is a lame option, since it keeps it from getting streetpasses or spotpasses. It would be a lot nicer to have a 3DS alarm. I used to use Photo Clock, because it came with a bundle I got along with two of the BrainAge DSiware games, but it wouldn't let me transfer them to my 3DS.

It sure is weird to jump a whole number for a stability update.



Dodger commented on First Impressions: Taking Sonic Boom for a Spi...:

Sonic doesn't need anymore friends. They should have just added Big the Cat instead of Sticks. There is a lot of game play potential in being able to let Froggy go into secret passages and team up for combat . They could just keep his voice actor from the old games. Best Sonic game ever, right there.

(in case it isn't clear, I'm not serious)



Dodger commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

I don't quite get the way the developers handled this opportunity. They get the once in a lifetime opportunity to make an action themed Zelda spinoff and it sounds like they didn't even try to make anything remotely Zelda like, besides character skins. If I was going to make a spinoff between Dynasty Warriors and Zelda, Zelda would get a lot more attention than the rather average Dynasty Warriors series. The opposite of the way it looks like they decided to handle this. If on top of that, they can't actually make it work well or look good, I probably won't have much interest. I hope they at least tried to put their finger on the elements that make a Zelda game.



Dodger commented on Feature: Our Weirdest And Most Wonderful Tomod...:

Pretty weird stuff, man. My best friend has asked Princess Peach out 5 times, but has been rejected because she is already going out with reformation theologian, Martin Luther. Hermione Granger got my parents to start dating, before going out with Groose from Skyward Sword, but I don't think she likes him much. Link is my lookalike's brother in law now. Waluigi got married to the Black Widow and they had a kid, named Walusha, a combination of Waluigi and Natasha. She inherited all of her father's good looks. Tony Stark got arrested for mixing hot mustard in with random dishes. The Doctor and comedian Jim Gaffigan are best buddies.

What a great game. So different for everyone.:D



Dodger commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Storm Punch. The 12 moves thing is really cool. I certainly will be picking the one that makes stupid FLUDD do damage with boiling water. I wonder what ones can replace moves like inhale or Pikmin pluck.

But before this game is any good, I want to see Groose, Linebeck, Tingle, OoT Great Fairy, Iggly, Beardo, Lyle, Tom Nook, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Lego Batman, Slippy, the Hulk, Master Chief, Waluigi, Frederick, Lissa, Tharja, Gordon Freeman, Waddle Dee, Ms. Pac-Man, John Egbert, Don Quixote, Vladimir Putin and Reggie as challengers. :D I've seen some sillier ideas on Miiverse, but that is to be expected, I suppose.



Dodger commented on Animal Crossing 'Clone', Castaway Paradise, Co...:

I suppose as long as there are some differences. I don't really care. I have no desire for a life sim that is visually unappealing, given how much time you spend looking at the same things. Wild World looked good fora ds game but City Folk was really ugly. That was just one reason I disliked it. New Leaf got it right. Tomodachi Life has so many strange animations and scenes. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is about the worst a life sim can look before I lose interest. The bland green textures, clunky animations and terrible 3D get old, but the game is fun.

This game doesn't look good or sound that fun though. Too bad, I guess. Micro transaction filled, real-time farming games get old. I would take Harvest Moon over Farmville any day because I can pause or save Harvest Moon and put it down.



Dodger commented on Review: ATV Quad Kings (DSiWare):

Just buy Mario Kart DS if you own a dsi and want a good racing game. No more online, sadly, but the single player and local multiplayer are great. Unlike MK7 (which to be fair, is still a great game), they went out of their way to provide single player modes, with a custom rules mode, a challenge mode and in my opinion, the best battle mode in the series. I really should dig it out again sometime soon.

This looks pretty bland. At least AiRace had some good looking tracks, if you are really desperate for a dsiware racing game.



Dodger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Sh...:

He isn't wrong. Sales may still not be phenomenal, but I certainly can see them going up.

I would like to be a fly on the wall while the MK8 devs talk about new ideas.

Dev1: What should we do with the gamepad now?
Dev2: Can we use it as a horn again? Pretty please?
Dev1: We did that last time, and only because you wouldn't stop bugging us!
Dev3: We could put important maps on the gamepad screen only to punish pro controller or wii remote users?

Don't get me wrong, MK8, great game.



Dodger commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

He isn't completely wrong. The system would sell more if the price was lower.

I see it this way, if you were starting an apple orchard, you wouldn't complain that you had to waste an apple to plant a tree because you get a lot more apples later. If they sold the Wii U for say, $80 less, they lose money on every system. But, you can probably expect every person who buys one to also buy 3 to 10 first party Nintendo games and now you have made it back. If they let the $80 per system go and gain say, another 100,000 to 500,000 customers buying 3 to 10 games a year, I would say that would be worth it.

I have little love for Ubisoft, but I think that is what he is trying to get at. One possible approach that Nintendo could take is to bite the bullet, drop the price and make getting a Wii U in your house really attractive deal. It may be the cheapest, but if all 3 are too expensive for parents to justify putting them under the tree this Christmas, the Wii U could have a nice opportunity.



Dodger commented on Eiji Aonuma Vows to Reduce Hand-Holding in Fut...:

I love Skyward Sword, but for all the creativity of the new puzzle designs, Fi spoiled too many of them.

Navi was okay. Simple hints that can be completely ignored are fine by me, and I like having a character to tell me what the names of the enemies are. Fi told you the solutions to the puzzles, exactly how to defeat the enemies and where any secrets were, sometimes without any choice.



Dodger commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

In my opinion, mii deserves to be in Smash Bros. based on its own merits as a character. They have been involved in 3 of the best selling games of the last gen, the record setting Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Mario Kart Wii. This alone justifies them without any other games.

I expect to have a lot of fun with the Mii Fighters. I am happy that they are in. But I still can find things to complain about. If they are going to be in the roster, there should be a way to play using them online. First of all, on the Wii U, a system where random miis run across your screen and deliver messages from their owners, and a system where Mario Kart 8 is playable online using miis, this is silly. If you would be offended by a Hitler mii in one game, the same is true of another. If a mii with a crude drawing for a face or of a famous dictator would offend you beyond an eyeroll or a shrug, online gaming may not be for you. Because that is hardly the worst thing on the internet.

But even if they want to say no custom made miis in online mode, they could at least offer a few generic faced miis to give a move set to for online. For tournaments and online mode, if you picked Mii as your main. It just seems a strange decision after how many other games share miis over the Internet.

Oh well. I think some people are overreacting a little bit. They are as optional as Pink Gold Peach, as far as I know.



Dodger commented on Eiji Aonuma Plans To Shake Up the Puzzle Formu...:

Great. I like the series, but you get to a point where solving puzzles from the 1990s isn't even solving puzzles anymore because you know what to do. Skyward Sword was a great first step. The dungeons and combat were great, and this strength made the flaws in Skyrim's dungeon design even more glaring. However, Skyrim had such a great overworld that it made the linearity of Skyward Sword's overworld that much more clear. There wasn't any exploration. At all.

I still love both games. I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of the best of both worlds.



Dodger commented on Mario Maker to Include Additional Graphical St...:

@Sahashra I think you are seeing something that I am not in this article/comments thread. I just see an article about a Nintendo employee saying that there will at least be some ways to share levels in a level editor and some people talking about what features they would like to see in a level editor for them to be interested in it.