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Male, 23, Malaysia

Mon 22nd Apr 2013

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haniwa commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:

Man, I want Igavania back. I played the 3 DS ones and a few of the GBA ones a lot in high school back in the mid to late 2000's. It's a great shame that they're done with it now and there's not exactly many similar Metroidvanias with the item/weapon/ability collecting aspect even among indies. Maybe I should just go and get a copy of Portrait of Ruin to play on 3DS.



haniwa commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

People paid for a new Megaman from Keiji Inafune, so it's understandable that everybody's getting so mad with this sudden development that was not under the terms when they donated. Forcing your political views on something that wasn't even your original idea is completely unnecessary, actually nevermind that forcing it on a game that doesn't even need any sort of political crap is completely unnecessary.



haniwa commented on Fossil Fighters Roaring Onto 3DS Next Year:

I've liked the games and really really enjoy the concept, but I hope they could rehaul the battle system into something more generic JRPG-ish. I'm not fond of the point-based attack requirements. The inactive allies stat bonuses/decrements could be retained, but just doing away with the points would make it a lot more enjoyable, maybe even making it feel like Rotation Battles in Pokemon.



haniwa commented on Former Nintendo Marketing Specialist Sheds Lig...:

Sad matter with the whole AAA or Indie-only approach we have with consoles these days. Back in the days of PS2/Xbox/Gamecube you'd have lots of gems here and there since companies were less pressured to make minor stand alone games and the development costs were lower. That atmosphere's gone to the handheld side now since DS' generation so not all is lost fortunately.



haniwa commented on Dave Cox - A New Contra Has "To Have a New Idea":

Oh great. We-want-CoD-audience now applied to Contra after their GoW treatment of Castlevania. If he's so insistent on changing things up so much then bring it under a new name, it won't be Contra anymore.



haniwa commented on New 3DS Firmware Update 6.0.0-11U Now Live:

Huh, the save backup is interesting. I guess it's for when you transfer systems since I heard previously system transfer does not transfer the save file as well. I've backed up the save for all my downloaded games anyway.



haniwa commented on Reggie: Nintendo Aiming To Increase Wii U Thir...:

Multiplats are a tough case. Wii/Wii U's always been left out of the 3 system multiplat thing compared to GC which enjoyed multiplats with PS2 and Xbox back in the day, mainly because its lower specs make it less favorable or maybe harder to port. There's also the case of the Wii/Wii U version being modified to suit the controller but most third party devs just do a half assed job on that or fail to fully take advantage resulting in a worse version of the game.



haniwa commented on Etrian Odyssey IV Reduced To 30 Bucks On The N...:

Haw haw, I got the digital version for free from that Destructoid EO4 download code contest back in April. It's a great game, though it's considered the easiest of the 4 (not that it's not tough in its own right).



haniwa commented on Konami: We Had To Take Risks With Castlevania ...:

Bah, I loved the Metroidvania games, Portrait of Ruin is one of my favorite DS games. Classicvania is good too, though some of its supporters go a little overboard with the Metroidvania hatred. I wish they'd pass the torch back to IGA so we can get a proper Metroidvania game on 3DS, but it doesn't sound like they're keen to let go of it.



haniwa commented on Nintendo Of America Rep Insists That Lost Digi...:

I'm from Malaysia haha, I just went to the main site and sent a report to the customer service, then they emailed me asking for a police report and my old and new 3DS serial number. I sent the scanned report and details to them and they responded with the Club Nintendo game codes and $20 (which I wasn't actually informed on, there was suddenly $20 on my new 3DS eShop account to my surprise). I actually lost a game card with the 3DS but they only helped with the digital stuff obviously.

I'm not sure how often they get overseas issues like mine but I think it might be harder to get help with this sort of thing now (whether local or foreign) after this rep just clarified the stance on the issue, so better just keep your 3DS away from grubby pick pockets.



haniwa commented on Nintendo Of America Rep Insists That Lost Digi...:

Nintendo of US helped me with this issue just a few months ago. My 3DS with the Club Nintendo reward games and $20 worth of eShop games was stolen and they gave me the download codes for the Club Nintendo games and even put in $20 in my new 3DS' eShop account. I'm not even a US citizen, I live in Asia and was using the Club Nintendo services since my unit was a US unit. They did shut down my Club Nintendo account since it was meant for US and Canadian citizen use, but it was awfully considerate of them to even help me with my problem at that time.