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Wed 16th Feb 2011

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Highwinter commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Huge Pokémon Reveal Nex...:

A lot of people in the hardcore Pokemon communities hate X and Y, but they definitely do not represent the majority and aren't worth paying attention to. For most everyone else, X and Y were great. There's not much to complain about in them, unless all you care about is the metagame and hardcore challenging content. Even then it basically comes down to "no battle frontier".

I'm not getting hyped up for this reveal though, especially as it's coming around the same time we'd normally expect news on the next movie. If there is a reveal for a new game, it'll be on the English Twitter/Facebook/Pokemon sites before the magazine is out anyway.



Highwinter commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director...:

@Chrizzel28 When people ask for strong female characters, they typically mean well written. Simply adding characters who are perceived as "strong" isn't (necessarily) what people want. But this isn't people complaining bout inequality, the problem here is that the Zelda series has a great cast of characters, so if you're going to do a multiplayer game, why are we simply playing as three copies of Link? The costume gimmick seems kind of cool, but I would have found it a lot more fun if it were actually different characters you could swap between.

In the larger picture, the Zelda games are always about the descendant of the chosen hero and there's really no reason that one of the descendants couldn't be female. The idea that the hero needs to be male because only males can be heroic is pretty understandably offensive.



Highwinter commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

And you complain about feminism and "white knights" while proving exactly why they exist. You can be bigoted/sexist/homophobic/whatever all you like, but people against it have just as much right to speak out about it.

If I don't care about an issue, do you know what I do? Ignore it.



Highwinter commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

@BossBattles Sure, women have breasts. But most with such a slim figure don't have such large ones and most of them generally don't like to wear almost nothing in public, particularly in combat and/or when trying to take over the world. If you don't see how it's a teenage fantasy, you're blind.



Highwinter commented on Preview: Japanese Gamers Get Their Free Super ...:

@sleepinglion Like all of those free Virtual Console games you guys can get on Club Nintendo? And the constant updates you get to the catalogue?

Europe hardly gets any of this stuff, yet whenever we do get thrown a bone, it seems the US fans complain about how we always get everything, which simply isn't true.



Highwinter commented on Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issue...:

@ikki5 Steam went down BECAUSE of the free game and it was back up within a matter of hours. Sony suffered a major security breach and had their systems back up after a week, giving people a pretty significant amount of compensation in return.

What's sad here is that Nintendo's servers were down for almost two full days because of heavy traffic, nothing more. I'm not demanding compensation, but I also don't we need to all turn into fanboys, defending Nintendo's every failure. They should have expected this to happen (especially when they released Pokemon Bank at the same time) and should have been adequately prepared for it.

And no, unlike Steam, PSN or Xbox Live outages, a lot of people couldn't keep playing their games. It was fine for those of us who've had the systems for a while, but anyone who bought a 3DS or Wii U at Christmas was totally unable to any games that were bundled in those packs, because they're all digital downloads. That was the big problem.



Highwinter commented on Rumour: Hacker Unlocks Three New Legendary Pok...:

@McHaggis When these guys are officially shown, it's just going to be on the main website with some pictures of them and details about what they do, so I wouldn't really call this spoilers. It's not like they're going to add DLC to the game with mystery surprise Pokemon to catch at the end, it'll be a simple wi-fi event that we know about well in advance.

When people were leaking details about the new Pokemon before the game was released on the other hand.. that I can agree with.



Highwinter commented on Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make...:

@ngamer155 I said third party characters should be iconic, not Nintendo ones. Sora and Lloyd may have been in some modern games that were fairly popular, but that doesn't make them well known and certainly not iconic. You may not have known who Snake was, but that doesn't change the fact that he's from one of the biggest franchises in gaming history that dates back to the 80's.



Highwinter commented on Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make...:

@ngamer155 Third party characters are being kept to a minimum and I'm pretty sure they won't add anyone who isn't iconic. Everybody knows who Sonic, Megaman and Snake are.. but Lloyd Irving and Sora?

A Final Fantasy character might make sense, but let's stay away from Kingdom Hearts.



Highwinter commented on Nintendo Announces "Monster Hunter: Gift & Hun...:

Does everyone in America have selective amnesia? We rarely get promotions like this, we usually have to wait months for game releases, our club Nintendo is never updated and we have to pay more.

As soon as we get something remotely interesting or an early release, all the comments turn to "argh, Europe gets everything!". You guys had a free game promotion for registering a 3DS a few months back that we didn't, this is basically a much worse version of that.



Highwinter commented on Shadow of the Eternals "Unlikely" To Be Releas...:

@SCAR392 People continue to donate so that they can get the rewards and so developers can continue to add more features to the game and/or polish it to a higher level of quality. Creating games is expensive and without the backing of a publisher, the developers themselves have to front the money, which is why the goal for many projects is so high.

If you don't like the idea of crowdfunding, you're under no obligation to help them get funded.. but games like Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, FTL and Broken Sword 5 are games that would NEVER be made if they were relying on typical publishing deals.



Highwinter commented on Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox On...:

This story is awful, I can't believe you guys have actually posted this.

Yes, sales are up, but it probably has more to do with the fact that Amazon just slashed the price of the Wii U by £70, no? The massive discount is a much stronger explanation than the internet fanboys currently complaining about the Xbox.

Taking news stories from Reddit doesn't count as reporting, do some actual research.



Highwinter commented on Microsoft To Announce Sequel To "Historic" Rar...:

@Peach64 Thank you for bringing some much needed sense to these comments. Game development staff change all the time, it's not something that's exclusive to Rare and I don't know why it's constantly brought up when they're mentioned.

Also, Nuts & Bolts and Viva Pinata were fantastic games and probably would have been loved by most people here if they were on Nintendo systems. They're easily the amongst the most underrated games this generation.



Highwinter commented on Did Sumo Digital Just Tease A Sonic Racing And...:

We've been expecting DLC for Sonic All Stars Racing for a while, I'd guess this is it. Although if it does happen, Sonic is a shoe-in for the new Mario Kart as well. I'm definitely thinking guest characters, over full blown cross over though.



Highwinter commented on Rumour: Tomodachi Collection: New Life Update ...:

@Denkou "Cultural differences" are also used to defend the sickening amount of sexism in Japanese mediums. It's not an excuse and shouldn't be any more acceptable than discriminating against someone's race would be, which for the record, would also be completely fine in certain cultures. That doesn't make it right.



Highwinter commented on Mother 3 Fan Offers Nintendo Free Translation ...:

@GamecubeLad All of the Pokemon games were translated by freelance translators (some of whom post on other forums) up until Black & White when they shifted over to doing everything in-house.

I doubt they'd accept this one because of it now and there'd be a stupid amount of legal ramifications to sort out for including fanwork in a game, even with the creators consent. All in all, it'd be easier for them to just do the job themselves.



Highwinter commented on New Mewtwo Form Revealed For Pokémon X & Y:

@Majin-Naruto It's a different form, not an evolution or new Pokemon.

Frankly, I think this new design is awful. But those of you complaining about how all new Pokemon are terrible or that only the original games were good, just sound like ignorant hipsters. Yeah, the original games were fantastic, but please take off your thick rimmed nostalgia glasses.



Highwinter commented on Grant Kirkhope Wishes He Could Make Banjo-Kazo...:

Since when was Nuts & Bolts badly received? It had very positive reviews and still has a very large fanbase. Hardcore Nintendo/Banjo fans complained that it didn't feel enough like the originals, but that's one of the biggest hypocrisy's in gaming. People complain about games like CoD and Assassins Creed being the same every year and then when a developer releases a genuinely original and very good game, people complained that it was too different.

Rare also made Kameo and Viva Pinata under Microsoft, which were equally amazing games that just sold badly. Why would Microsoft want Rare to keep making games that sell badly? This is why Nintendo sold them and why Microsoft put them to work on things like Kinect Sports titles.

Microsoft didn't kill Rare, the fans did.



Highwinter commented on LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes to the Rescue o...:

@Bluezealand Lego Batman was probably the worst of the Lego games. Lego Batman 2 however, is easily the best and the Wii version lacked a lot of the features and mechanics that made it so good.

I'm not sure there's much reason to bother now, especially with Lego City Undercover and Lego Marvel coming out later in the year.. but if you haven't played this one yet, it's very much worth the time.



Highwinter commented on New "Batman Arkham" Title Due in 2013:

@Peach64 Pretty much every developer has been working on next-gen games for a long time now. The reason we're getting all this news about new sequels/releases coming now, is because we're obviously very close to them being released.

I'd say it's unlikely this would be a 360/PS3 game, those systems are more or less finished.



Highwinter commented on The Darksiders Series Looks To Be Over:

The second game was hugely disappointing, but there was a lot of potential. They were obviously building up to a large co-op game with all four horsemen and it's a shame that will never happen.



Highwinter commented on Bayonetta 2 And The Wonderful 101 To Stay Wii ...:

@cornishlee That's not exactly right. Microsoft never owned Bioware, they simply published Mass Effect, which is exactly what Nintendo are doing in this situation. It's also exactly what happened with Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 on the Xbox. Those games were published by Microsoft but the developers eventually worked around that detail by releasing "different" versions of the games on the PS3.

It could be years or it might not ever happen, but these games COULD still make it to other platforms without Nintendo's involvement.