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Einherjar

Male, 26, Germany

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Einherjar

#1

Einherjar commented on Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will...:

Oh god really ? That sucks majorly. Well, i can understand it, markets are already flooded by all that skylanders and infinity crap, but they should at least be continuously produced and available on websites like amazon and such.
This will only drive up prices on said sites, as horders are going to flock over them.

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#5

Einherjar commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

I preordered the first print edition a few months earlier and even then, i got lucky.
Bayonetta 2 as a stand alone game is available although with very few copys, the bundle is sold old and the first print edition was exclusive those who preordered it and never made it onto shelfes.
I talked to my buddy working for one of our biggest electronics stores and well, it sells like crazy.
They ordered a single margin since they expected low sales, being relatively low profile game and had to order 2 more margins just to cope with pre orders and another one to put on store shelfs.
According to him, it even outsells the highest profile games on the current top platforms.

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#6

Einherjar commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

I still remember simply hating this series back in the day and, well, i adore it today.
And i dont even know why. Its brutally hard, sports some really annoying features (its save and world travel for instance) and yet, i always come back.

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#10

Einherjar commented on Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Is A Fan O...:

@DiscoGentleman No harm done, but its just not fair towards the NL autors.
If there is nothing of worth regarding actual gaming news, should they just take a day off and leave the site without updates all together ?
They just post interesting sideline stuff, igniting interesting conversations among the userbase to keep things lively.

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#11

Einherjar commented on Resident Evil Creator Shinji Mikami Is A Fan O...:

@Nintenjoe64 Actually, thats not even wrong if you read the "behind the scenes" material ;) She was pretty brave.

But on that note, please explain Ashley Graham :P

@DiscoGentleman Last time ive checked, we were on Nintendo*Life* not Nintendo*News* and therefore, a "not-quite-news" article is pretty fitting, as it still has something to do with the overall gaming *life*style

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#14

Einherjar commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@MadAdam81 Oh ? Hm, seems like our news people were on BS duty then :P
Well, it doesnt really change the problem. Its a caffein dring, coke doesnt grant these buffs, why should RedBull ?
It is common knowledge / sense. But is was a perfect attacking point. Like i said, THATS why EULAs are generally stock full of stuff, nobody really needs to know, just for law suit protection-

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#16

Einherjar commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@MadAdam81 Yup, exactly. Over here, its filed under reverse engeneering and a handfull of other clauses.
Thats also why softmods are so sought after, since they happen in a legal grey area.
Also, color me a "1%er" :P As i hardmodded any console that is not commercially sold for backup and translation purposes, but not to pirate games ;)

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#17

Einherjar commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@xj0462 Yup, because they need to include pretty much everything that is remotely of importance.
If you want an example of a very short and lighthearted EULA, read Mojangs. They got rid of any trace of formal speach and boiled it down to "buddy talk".
A very good example if you ask me.
But you wont be seeing this with companys the scale of Nintendo. They need to guard themselfes from eventual law suits. And the best way is, to lay out EVERYTHING the user may or may not do.
Thats something like the warning "may contain traces of nuts" on a package of peanuts.
Its obvious and yet, it needs to be mentioned so that nobody can sue you when suffering from an allergic reaction to nuts from your product.

Seen the recent RedBull case ? They were sued because their dring didnt grant you wings...Thats why EULAs are so damn long.
Youll probably see a: *does not actually grant you wings
at the end of a RedBull commenrcial from now on

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#18

Einherjar commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@xj0462 Why ? Because YOU agree to stuff like that.
Example case from here:
There was a famous local producer of photo manipulation software. With agreeing to the EULA, you gave up ownership rights to every photo you loaded into the software. They were also made trackable through manipulation of their hash value /technical stuff, im no expert)
We had a case, in which a person was sued by that company for uploading HIS vacation fotos online. Since they didnt give permission to share these pics that were manipulated with their software.
THAT is some of the stuff you agree to and that is why you should read an EULA from time to time.

@unrandomsam Softwaremods arent, asl long as they are non commercial. Hardwaremods on the other hand are. And thats part of pretty much every EULA. Ranging from loss of warranty to remotly bricking the system or worse.

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#20

Einherjar commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Dated for 30th October i...:

@Jazzer94 My best bet would be ATLUSs usual problems:
-Licensing
-Money
-Publisher
Their major game output isnt big enough to get enough cash in to support their general game output :/
Basically, its the same story as with Koei. Nishe games with a dedicated fanbase, but not enough cash to localize and ship them over.
They struggle with pretty much every release and yet, they still try their best to keep their prices fair most of the time.

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#21

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

@Hy8ogen You really think so ? Drive club looks rather tame. Dont get me wrong, its pretty, but its not really that breathtaking.
But i guess thats purely a thing of taste.

But youre right about its gameplay. Its the ugly child of Ridge Racers and Gran Turismo and it showed, that you need to go full arcade or simulation, and that something in between simply doesnt work.

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#22

Einherjar commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I can definitly see your concerns. But like i said, for a handheld title, its offers enough content.
Its basically a pick up and play game, without modes that take an awfull lot of time to complete.
For me, the 3DS version serves as some sort of warm up tool, something, to hone my skills on the go, to be able to match friends wherever we meet or just to have a quick dose of fun at the sidelines.
I never expected the "full package" from it, and always saw it as a companion game to the console version. Therefore, i was not disappointed in the slightest.
Also, the fact that the WiiU version already takes longer to develop shows, that it will be more rich content wise by default, since both games use the exact same gameplay framework.

In a sense, its not the next Smash Bros, its the first handheld Smash Bros, and im more than happy with it, even though it does not offer as much content as other versions. It offers exactly what it needs to, and im perfectly ok with that.

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#23

Einherjar commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Wasnt it obvious from the start ?
The 3DS version alsways came of as some sort of experiment. Its the first handheld Smash Bros and also the first game to push the system to its very limits. And with that, it did a mighty fine job.
Its a fantastic game on its own and shouldnt be measured by the home console version.
I guess thats why they abandoned the subtitles, to have both games stand on their own, instead of being THAT one smash game, if you know what i mean.

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#25

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

Im honest here...that is SO extremely dumb, that it gave me a headache thinking about it...
I know that sony fans can be a bit...weird sometimes, judging by our local "Playstation Blog" site.
But man, they have NO clue whats going on in the gaming world whatsoever.
The monopoly on games like this was the real kicker though xD

But oh well, youve seen it with Bayonetta, now its Smash time.
The people probably cant get it into their head, that a consoles power has nothing to do with a games fun factor and are blown away by the thought, that the game they want so badly runs on these "underpowered" systems.

Like i always say: Choose your system based on its games, not based on its hardware.

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#26

Einherjar commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

@rjejr Oh gods, dont mention drive club. That launch was abyssmal...
Extremely long delay and still massive problems. And who would have thought than an online game would attract people to play online...

But yeah, Hyrule Warriors works, even though the WiiU itself has a rather "unique" way of installing and applying additional content ;)
But it could have just been me, since ive also downloaded DKC, and that might have messed up the installation chain.
Whatever, its works perfectly fine, and everyone missing stuff, just boot up the game again ;)

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#28

Einherjar commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

Uhm...i got the season pass as soon as it was available.
It looks like, the patch, adding the 3 antagonists as playable characters was installed, but i am not able to download the master quest pack...
The eShop lists it, flagged it as purchased but there is no download option.
Am i missing something ?

EDIT: Nevermind, the game needed to be started twice to install the patch first, and the DLC pack later. Weird...

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#29

Einherjar commented on Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cy...:

Well, we already had a steam train, i dont know why people are so put off by a cyberpunk/steampunk looking motorcycl ?
So yeah, when Spirit Tracks worked, why shouldnt it work too ?

Or make a seperate Zelda kart game, there are enough characters to do it :P
Rolling Gorons, Kotake and Koume on Broomsticks, the running Mailman etc.

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#30

Einherjar commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@Phantom_R Well, to be honest, no, i cant really tell.
Im german, and although my english is pretty solid, i lack a general understanding óf what is considered awful and what not :P
For a foreigner, it all sounds very solid. Heck, i dont even get why people give the original RE so much flak :P
But yeah, if its not your first language, its a bit harder to judge and youre generally more leniant when it comes to it.

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#31

Einherjar commented on Review: Nobunaga's Ambition (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

@Gerbwmu You definitly nead an indepth guide to learn these games.
What i did was, get on gamefaqs, studied a FAQ and let it guide me through the first in game year. After that, youre good to go ;)
Earlier games of the series suffered from cluttered menus. Later games are far far more complex but way easier to manage.

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#32

Einherjar commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@Phantom_R Absolutely right and at the same time, leaks can really ruin a game.
Think of it, if a films plot is leaked, you waste maybe 2 hours to watch a movie you already know about. WIth a game, its much much longer. And since gameplay has become so unimportant to most people, knowing the plot is basically end of the line.
I can understand their fear of leaks but youre right, its hell on earth for actors, especially since the "VA is crap" card is so quickly played.

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#33

Einherjar commented on I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragon...:

@MrGawain Excuse me for saying this but...youre absolutely right xD
I freakin love british accents, the thicker it is, the better !
And yes, there is no other accent thats better suited for a sassy, sadistic and dominant undertone than most of the british ones.
On the other hand, it also suits so well for a more lighthearted, comedic approach...gah, lets just settle with the fact, that its universaly great :D

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#35

Einherjar commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

@santaglause But you are aware that both versions are different, right ?
That the WiiU version isnt just a big screen copy of the 3DS version ?

As for me, im also going with teh XL version. I went from a standard 3DS to an XL. Going back now just for some cosmetic reasons would be stupid.
Big screen, nothing else matters ;)

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#36

Einherjar commented on Preview: Bat-Swinging into Action in LEGO Batm...:

@DESS-M-8 Well, thats like asking for a MGS2 port for the PS1. If it was specifically made for more powerfull systems, all we would get is severely downgraded shovelware. No thank you.
And saying that it is insulting to start off a franchise that continues on other platforms is ridiculous.
Is it insulting, that MegaMan 7 was only on the SNES ?
Is it insulting, that Mario Sunshine wasnt on the N64 ?
Is it insulting, that Golden Sun 3 was only on the DS ?
And the List goes on...
The only thing im offended by is the immediet lack of further support by saying "well, no DLC for because of...reasons"
How in the world are you expecting this thing to sell then, if the first piece of news youre giving out is, that it wont be supported after its out ?
And honestly, other platforms deal with people complaining about constant DLC and season passes, while people here instantly purchased the Mario Kart DLC packs several months beforehand without asking a single question.

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#39

Einherjar commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

@RaphaBoss No, extra content is not the problem, not at all.
Its ill fitting crossovers that irritate me.
Like i said in an earlier discussion, its that it simply comes of as if they forcefully want to adorn themselfes in borrowed plumes.

Monster Hunter itself is a fantastic series that stands extremely well on its own feet. In recent titles, crossovers were rather subtle and very fitting.
See the Gear REX for instance. It basically was REX form Metal Gear Solid as a wyvern. It was made to fit into the game without loosing the whole homage.
Now, they are just throwing in stuff from other franchises that stick out like a sore thump. The Link outfit, that was first introduced for instance, was perfectly finde. It fits rather well into the whole theme.
But the Power Suit and the MegaMan costume and Rush weapon just seem forced.
Why not go the extra mile and design them to fit in better ?
THAT is the problem i have with it, not that they add in extra content.
People threw a hissy fit about the Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 and that it would be ill fitting too but now its a problem ?
See, Mario had several real life endevors before. And the Mercedes cars were made so they look goofy and deformed and fit into the game rather well. Just imagine if the Mercedes cars would remove the character model to have a closed roof, so you just "play as the car itself" THAT would be a problem.

Thats what iffs me here, why kill the immersion with cheap fanservice when it worked perfectly in the past ?

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#40

Einherjar commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

Capcom - slapping customers in the face since 20XX
At this point, this is simply mockery.
And to be brutally honest, if these crossover things keep on going, my interest in MH4 will vanish entirely.
A nice nod here and there, ok. But this is getting ridiculous. Super Smash Monsters...
Call me a purist, but this is not how you enhance a games lore...

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#42

Einherjar commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

@xj0462 Sure, but i wouldnt call it false advertising as long as common sense is still a thing.
But this isnt the first time. There was the trial about a person burning his/her lips on hot koffee because it was hot, but not labeled hot on the cup...
Oh well, sadly, there still i no cure for stupidity ;)

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#44

Einherjar commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

@King47 Well, in the US was a guy who sued redbull for not getting wings....and he won. So yeah, stuff like that is basically just to repell charges before they even happen.
And let me remind you how swapnote was used. If there is a way to misuse something, it will be misused.
And depending on the region, even the developer of the device itself can be found guilty, since he "enabled" the crime.
Law systems are on the fritz, Nintendos just doing damage controll.
And honestly, i never really used the 3DS browser for anything but ocasionally checking gamefaqs or something like that.

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#45

Einherjar commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

@unrandomsam World of Goo is a great example. Again, a game thats sounds bogstandard, boring and way too artsy on paper and yet, works like a charme.
And you are right that the indie scene has changed drastically.
They too try to hop on "best seller concepts" instead of following their own vision.
Thats why we so Minecraft, Flappy Bird and Angry Bird clones all over the place.
And it would be a lie if i said that the mainstream market is completely devoid of creative titles. But its far from being the norm.
Also, dont get me wrong, i love the occasional game like Shovel Knight, that makes no fuss about being influenced by great NES classics such as MegaMan. What differentiates it though is, that it actually stays true to the limitations these old games offered, instead of going for a general pixel art style and calling it "8bit nostalgia" while featuring anything but 8bit.
But its nice as long as its occasional and doesnt get overused.

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#46

Einherjar commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

And this is why bold and experimental titles are dieing out in the AAA market.
A title must be sold before its even through planning phase, else its considered a failure.
I sound like a broken record, but:
Dear Capcom, if you would have followed this practice back in the day, your current best selling franchise Monster Hunter would have been left in the drawer. On paper, the franchises concept sounds utterly ridiculous and borderline unplayable.
If it wasnt for the brave and bold among you (no, not caped crusaders), one of your best franchises would have never existed.
To find a diamond, you sometimes have to leave your comfortzone.

Thats why the indie scene booms, because most devs there dont have said comfortzone. A few examples:
Minecraft = Went for a "lets fusge graphics and go for creative gameplay" approach.
Outlast = Survival horror turned up to 11/10 by omitting any form of combat.
BIT.TRIP Series = Even minimalistic would be an overstatement and yet, it hit a certain nerve.
Papers Please = "Doing your job simulator" prevailing through atmosphere alone.

And the list could go on for eternity. There are so many examples for fantastic games, that werent meant to sell and yet, were exactly what people wanted.
Whereas games like Watch_Dogs and Destiny, which sold like cracy are considered utter failures by the players themselfes.
Lets take Watch_Dogs for instance, and scratch ALL direct combat and replacing it with more hacking. THIS would have been creative.
There is a quard that needs to be taken out ? Fake a call and when he answeres it, overload his phone so it explodes, taking him out for a few minutes. There was no need to turn it into your everyday shooter,

@raghouse Frankly, Capcom needs a new everything...Everyone among their decision makers seem to suffer from neurologic problems.
Just look at the deal they struck with Marvel vor Marvel VS Capcom.
The deal was handled in a way, that if it should run out, capcom would loose distribution rights to the entire series.
THAT is something people do, if they dont have a clue how to run such a business.

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#47

Einherjar commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@minotaurgamer Wait...WHAT ? xD
Last time ive checked, gamecube games were the most requested thing on the WiiU VC at the moment, most GC titles are considered the best in their series and the controller is one of the best period.
If this adapter was made to please the fanboys, let me label you a hater troll then ;)

@Yorumi Are you still on with the USB supprot ? Geeze, HDD, Charging cables, LAN adapter and poof, all 4 sockets are blocked. There is no USB controller, why support it then ?
Its like implementing Circle Pad Pro support in, say, Bit Trip Runner. Its there, but it has no use. Thats ridiculous.

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#48

Einherjar commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@iphys How is that even an argument ? Of course its optional, its also cheap and no one is forcing you to buy it.
And honestly, no third party controller will ever be a better investment than 1st party hardware.
But of course youre right, hooking it up to the Wiimote would be an option, but it would run as a classic controller, so its deadzones will be expected by the game. As the Analog stick of the GC controller is far shorter than that of the classic controller, that could lead to problems.

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#49

Einherjar commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@Yorumi Uhm...harddrives and charging cables for instance ?
Why build in APIs for USB controllers, when there are none ?
The adapter was an afterthought, a quick idea to bosst Smash on the WiiU even more. It was never meant to expand the range of controllers for the system even more. And it wouldt even make sense, given the controllers button layout etc.
The USB port is not a native port for games to look for controller input, whichever way you want to turn it. They wont recognize it.
And thus, a patch would be needed to be able to play less than a handful of games, mainly VC games which are labeled a "failure" by yours truely, so why do you care ?
You wont be able to use it anyways.
Youre making a fuss about a problem, that isnt even one if you use common sense...

@iphys So, a roughly 20€ adapter to support the best controller to play Smash with is "the most useless accessory" ?
What about the far more expansive ballance board ? Its mainly used for Wii Fit. Is that "the most useless accessory" too ?
How many most useless thing can exist at the same time anyways ?

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#50

Einherjar commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@Yorumi First and foremost, were talking about a console, not a computer.
With consoles, everything is a bit more "fixed" meaning, that its not that simple to emulate input ports.
The OS would need to be constantly running a subroutine to check for input over the USB port, emulate it and tell the game "this is input from a bluetooth Pro controller"
This DOES require a massive OS patch, no matter which way you look at it. WiiU games arent programmed to look for USB ports in search of controllers. They mainly check for bluetooth connections, which DOES require an emulator running alongside it constantly. And quite honestly, that could cause more problems that it is worth.
Also, like i said, just try to think of games that would work with it. Its missing 4 buttons already (1 shoulder button, one face button, 2 clickable sticks)
There is no advantage to be had here.
Yes, it could work with VC games, but the GCs natural button layout makes it more awkward than anything else, not to mention its inferior D-Pad compared to all WiiU compatible controllers.
Your second error lies withing "why USB in the first place"
If you connect the adapter via bluetooth would mean, that it gets recognized as one, single connection.
Mapping up to four different input signals to one connection is not without flaws. This also would cause more problems than necessary, not to mention that the adapter would still need a power connection somewhere.
To ensure that it has no input lag and a proper and steady connection, the USB port is the way to go here.

Wanting the controller to work with each and every game on the system is pointless. And like i said, regarding Wii mode, its basically original Wii hardware and an original Wii OS. Even in this case, youd need an emulator, translating either bluetooth or USB input signals and interpret them as the Wiis local GC ports. Considering the WIis hardware, its another feet on its own.

The GC controller adapter is merely a bonus for hardcore Smash veterans and nothing more. And frankly, it doesnt need to be more, as it wouldnt work anyways.

@Wolfgabe
Well, i have a hard time getting used to that on here. The amount of whining and demanding is utterly ridiculous. People have no clue how things work and still demand that it works against all odds.
At this point, whatever Nintendo does, its wrong. People will find even the tiniest flaw and make a big fuss about it.
Like the Ice Climbers thing in smash. It didnt work, end of story. The loss of one characters doesnt neglect all the good things that were added to the game. Sadly, most people around here thing otherwise...