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Re: Poll: Are You Ready to Download More of Your Retail Games From the eShop?

ghall

I buy all my 3DS games from the eshop. It's easier than having to tote around a bunch of games.

I don't really buy eshop games on the Wii U though, simply because of storage. I have the 32GB model and that may be good for a smartphone or tablet, but it's pathetic on a home console. It's not super practical to set up an external hard drive for the Wii U in my current set up either so it's easier just to buy disks.

Re: You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Characters In The Western Version Of Xenoblade Chronicles X

ghall

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.

Re: What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Collector's Edition Unboxing?

ghall

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.

Re: Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter Will Have More Use Than Just Super Smash Bros.

ghall

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.

Re: Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Direct - 13th February

ghall

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.

Re: Aonuma Keeps Returning to Zelda in the Hope of Making a Perfect Game

ghall

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.

Re: We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, Insists Reggie

ghall

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.

Re: Nintendo Download: 29th August (North America)

ghall

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.