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Female, United States

Sun 2nd October, 2011

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

My own parents got around age rating issues with a very simple method:

I was not allowed to own any video games until I turned 17. I was permitted to play a couple educational games on the computer once all my schoolwork was finished, and only for 1 hour a day.

I know many people would view that as overly harsh and controlling... but honestly I'm glad they did it. I focused on school, art, and writing rather than battling digital monsters. While I love my video games now, I'm grateful my parents were so strict about them while I was still growing. I think I would not have had as much fun reading and learning if I had been distracted by games.

Back on topic: I do think this is a good idea to crack down on inappropriate content in the hands of children, but I can see the parents being outraged by it. Honestly if they would just not buy their kids violent or obscene games... it's common sense, people!



Flowerlark commented on Review: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS):

I agree 100% with this score. This COULD have been an awesome reimagining of HM, but it lacked in polish & presentation. Had the graphics been good, the days longer, a town to visit, characters with actual charm, and farming less tedious (seriously, you NEED to be able to water more than one square at a time) it could have been great. But it felt unfinished. I was sick over a weekend and played this until fall year 2 (about 40hrs) just to try and see if there was anything good buried later in the game. Nope. I actually hope Natsume will make another HM game, but actually put time and effort into it. Because this idea had promise, just the execution failed all around.



Flowerlark commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

Definitely getting Adventure Bar Story! Maybe Excave too. And also Pokémon Shuffle, though I'll NOT make any micro-transactions, as I feel this is not a good direction for Nintendo to head in. I hate IAP on my phone and avoid freemium games like the plague, though I trust Nintendo to make games that aren't rigged to scam as much money as possible out of you like oh so many iOS games do.



Flowerlark commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

The only wave 1 amiibo I couldn't get ahold of was Little Mac. And wave 2 I'm missing about 4 or 5. But now I'm so disgusted by the limited stock being snapped up by scalpers that I will not even try to collect wave 3.



Flowerlark commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I really didn't want another XL. No faceplates, less portable because it's less likely to fit compactly in your pocket / purse / bag, and poorer resolution due to being blown up. I liked my 3DS XL, but I was more than ready to move back to a smaller system. :(



Flowerlark commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

I'm hardcore into handheld gaming, and I agree with Thomas in his article. My first experiences were some educational PC games. Not until I was 17 was I permitted to own a gaming console, and that was a Gamecube, with Wind Waker being my first game. I loved gaming on my GBA SP, my Wii, and my DSLite. I was easily considered a gamer, yet I wouldn't say I was a hardcore gamer until the DSi. There was something about that one... I just fell in love with it. There was such a huge variety of games from super casual to make-you-scream hardcore. Small DSi Ware to full retail DS cartridges... all in your pocket. I started playing every interesting-looking DS game I could get my mitts on. Now I own 3 DSis, (one blue, one pokémon white limited edition, one rose xl) and a whopping 250 DS retail games, plus about every decent DSi Ware. I love the 3DS very much, but I'm still ridiculously attatched to my DSi. Even though the 3DS or PS Vita can do so mych more, the DSi is by far and away my favourite.



Flowerlark commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to On...:

@Grumblevolcano Derp, I evidently had not had enough coffee, because my sleep-addled brain thought this article was about Xenoblade 3D. And I was like, even ps vita games max out at around 3.5GB!... so yeah. Awake now and 22.7GB for a TV console game is not as outrageous as for a handheld, haha.



Flowerlark commented on Former Nintendo Indie Champion Discusses the C...:

I guess I'm one of the very few female e-shop regulars. And by regular, I mean 'has downloaded hundreds of games.' So I'm not sure what that's about, but I do know that the e-shop definitely takes a great deal of digging to find stuff, especially older titles, unless you know the exact name of the game you're looking for. Also, I must say that NOE's e-shop layout is a good deal less cluttered than NOA's. NOA's feels chaotic and the names of folders/ shelves can be confusing at times. Something to think about, Nintendo...



Flowerlark commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

I kept checking Gamestop's website to preorder a MM edition, but they sold out so fast I missed it. Very angry, and will NOT be giving a scalper money. Nintendo needs to wise up. Limit ONE 3DS of a limited edition per customer!! Also, freakin' make more stock so this exploitation stops. I'm importing a standard white 3DS, which was already more than I should have paid. But I'm glad I did since NA isn't getting the standard and the only XL that I was interested in is now sold out before it was even released.



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

I'm in the US, and am ticked off that we aren't getting the standard model. No awesome faceplates?? Come on!!!

Therefore I have an imported Australian standard white model coming in the mail sometime before the end of this month, which I plan to connect to the UK e-shop (I think that's possible, right? Don't I just select UK as my location and I'll get their shop?). I know I won't be able to play US games, but since I download everything from the e-shop anyway, that's not a big deal. Am going to hang on to my current 3DS as well so I can still play my American games.

Edit- fixed a typo. Blasted itty bitty phone keyboard! XD



Flowerlark commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

No thanks! I'm disgusted enough at iOS IAP bullcrap without my favourite gaming company adding to it. Even Playstation's DLC and micro-transaction make me angry. Once you have a game, items in it should be EARNED through dedicated play, not bought. Not only is it greedy, but IAP cheapens the game worse than using cheatcodes.

The only micro-transactions I will indulge in in games are ones like Disney's Magical World where even when you purchase a cafe or costume set, you still have to gather a lot of the materials within the game to complete the set. Or Fantasy Life where the DLC was a one-time expansion pack... though $9 did feel pretty steep. Good thing it about doubled the playtime and enjoyment I got out if it.



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

I didn't care at all for this game. I gave it a fair shot, but the graphics were hideous, and the gameplay slow and repetitive - even by Harvest Moon standards. There wasn't enough going on other than watering crops, plus the atmosphere of prolonged winter at the beginning is so depressing that it's pretty hard to power through.

By far the weakest HM game to me. But since it's not made by the usual developers, I'm not surprised.



Flowerlark commented on Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?:

I am torn between HGSS and BW. I voted HGSS because I thought they were the most fun gameplay wise, but I love BW because there's actually some meat to the story, plus I really liked playing with all new pokémon. Sorry Zubat, Geodude, and Machop, but I really hate you guys...



Flowerlark commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

Am I the only person who loves gen 5??? BW are my fav Pokémon games BECAUSE they're nothing but gen V Pokémon. And I didn't like B2W2 because they mixed other gens in. Don't get me wrong, there's many a Pokémon from every gen that I love, but gen 5 just had that certain je ne sais quoi for me....



Flowerlark commented on Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multi...:

I'm still playing AlphaSapphire. Though since I like the older pokémon games better, I'm also playing Emerald alongside it. Sadly the battery died in my GBA cartridge so I can't do anything that requires the clock. Even so, it still rocks more than the 3DS games. They make pokémon WAY too easy these days.



Flowerlark commented on Nintendo Download: 30th October (North America):

Nothing for me. I pre-ordered the rabbit plush Harvest Moon bundle, so I won't be downloading anything. Still absorbed with Fantasy Life anyway! I'm on Origin Island as a demi-creator Paladin, and still have so much to do in that game!!



Flowerlark commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

I can't seem to buy any of the new Spinner themes. It tells me 'data could not be obtained' every time I try. I'll have to wait a while and see if it's Nintendo's problem or if it's my own internet crapping out again.



Flowerlark commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

I'm sorely tempted by HM2, but voted 'nothing for me' because I already have the physical cartridge and am trying not to download as much as I have been. Curse you Nintendo for having more fun games than I have time to play!

Must ignore Dark Witch too, which is gonna be hard...