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Male, 26, United States

Fri 29th Mar 2013

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ghall commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

Personally I think this is a fine line. Calling it censorship is way over the top, but I do worry about it in terms of representing body types. A lot of people who play games with character creation like to make someone who looks like them, and women with larger or smaller breasts won't be able to represent themselves in the game.

I appreciate what Nintendo is trying to do, but I do worry about it coming across as body shaming.



ghall commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

Let me preface this by saying I have played the first game and I mostly enjoyed the gameplay. I'm also not against attractive female characters, however the way that the characters in this game (and many games) are portrayed is objectifying. Here's a game that I think portrays otherwise strong female characters but presents gratuitous boob and panty shots and has them strip down to a bikini to "power up".

I'm not at all saying these are bad games or that anyone should feel like a bad person for playing them. But the mocking and ignorance of the issues is very upsetting to me, I'd like to think the Nintendo community is a little more inclusive than other gamer communities.



ghall commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

I wasn't going to buy this but now that I know this I'm definitely picking one up. I have a GameCube controller sitting around so I'll just have to buy an adaptor. I actually bought it originally to play Super Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii when I had a Wii so it will be nice to play those games like this again.

Maybe I'll try some other games like Assassin's Creed Black Flag. THAT will be something.



ghall commented on Feature: Ahead Of Hyrule Warriors, We Take A L...:

I'm looking forward to this. I really enjoy these games, I find them very satisfying to play but I find the sheer number of characters overwhelming. I think Hyrule Warriors will be right up my alley.



ghall commented on Senran Kagura 2 Website Updates With New Gamep...:

I'm currently playing the first one on and off and I really have been enjoying it. This one looks much better gameplay wise, but the environments seem kind of bland compared to the original. I'll probably still pick it up though if it comes out in the US.



ghall commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

While the 3rd party situation on the Wii U isn't helping, I'm sure the fact that it's not coming to the PS3 or 360 factors in as well. Any games that aren't coming out for those consoles don't have a chance in hell of showing up on the Wii U sad to say.



ghall commented on Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Dire...:

I'd love to see some more details and maybe release months (at least) for X and Bayonetta 2. Some news on N64 and/or GameCube on the virtual console would be nice.

As for some pie-in-the-sky dreams, a 2D Metroid for the 3DS, next Zelda coming this year (not likely because of Hyrule Warriors), and the announcement of a 3D Mario game like Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy, etc.



ghall commented on Nintendo Download: 6th February (North America):

I never got around to picking up Retro City Rampage on any other platform so I will definitely be picking that up. I'll also be picking up Bravely Default since I've been loving the demo so far.



ghall commented on Aonuma Keeps Returning to Zelda in the Hope of...:

I don't think any game can be "perfect", but Ocarina of Time and Windwaker (and to some extent Skyward Sword) are the closest to perfect the series has come. What I'd love to see is Skyward Sword controls (refined, of course) in a game world with as much to do and discover as Windwaker and as many dungeons as Ocarina of Time.



ghall commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Aut...:

I put Watch_Dogs since I've been looking forward to that one for a while, and it's basically the reason I decided to get a Wii U, which was before my other 2 picks Super Mario 3DS World and Windwaker HD were even announced. I might pick up AC4 if I have enough money though.



ghall commented on We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, ...:

I like what they've done with storage on the Wii U and 3DS. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the most consumer-friendly way to do it without asking people to take apart their systems. I've done that with my PS3 a few times, but I'm comfortable with that kind of stuff and I realize that to a vast majority of people taking a screwdriver to any piece of hardware, even if it's just to take off a panel, is daunting.

But Nintendo NEEDS to fix up their online store implementation. Yes, they need to implement an account system, that's a given. But the way the eShop is organized is pretty bad. It's not very intuitive to browse, especially on the 3DS which makes it hard to find the game you're looking for. You could spend hours browsing and not find half the games on the service (usually older titles that have gotten buried under new releases). The Wii U eShop isn't as bad though, but who knows what it will be like in a few years time.

As for accounts though, I buy most of my 3DS games digitally for portability, but I shouldn't have to worry wether I can get my digital games back or not if someone steals my 3DS. If the same thing happens to my phone I can just pick up a new one, log in to my account, and everything will be exactly like it was on the old one. In the modern age of technology the fact that Nintendo can't even give us access to our game collection via an account system is inexcusable.



ghall commented on Nintendo Download: 29th August (North America):

Wow busy week for me. I was already planning on downloading Pokémon Rumble U, but looks like I'll also be grabbing Bit.Trip Saga and The Legend of Zelda. I will be picking up a physical copy of Rayman Legends however.



ghall commented on Review: Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo ...:

I played the heck out of this and Rogue Squadron when I was a kid. Easily one of my favorite N64 games. Always hoped they'd come to the virtual console, but with Disney owning Star Wars now I don't have my hopes up now.



ghall commented on Talking Point: The Terrible Timing of Monster ...:

I wouldn't mind Nintendo pushing eshop purchases, in fact I'd gladly buy all my games from the eshop, if they were tied to my nintendo network account and not my console. If anything happens I'm not only out a Wii U, but an entire game collection.
Of course wether Nintendo is actually deliberately causing shortages is up for debate.