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Illustrator Basing on Luck

Male, 30, United Arab Emirates

A long-time, diehard Nintendo fan from the Middle East. Wishing Nintendo would open official regional offices one day.

Fri 4th Oct 2013

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HopeNForever commented on Microsoft's Phil Spencer "Would Be Happy" To S...:

I thought Activision had long lost their licence for James Bond 007, especially after the flop that was 007 Legends, and Eon Productions are not giving away their properties to any other party at the moment, keeping all marketing efforts in-house.



HopeNForever commented on Editorial: Linkle May be a Clunky Introduction...:

I don't understand why is this always an issue. Although Link was always technically male, he always looked so androgynous ever since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I know a few people whom actually mistaken Link for a girl before, but of course, those same people thought the character is "Zelda".



HopeNForever commented on Video: Here's How Much Those Data Packs for Xe...:

I am not sure why these data packs are such a big deal, considering PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners have to install much larger data bases for some of their newer games on the consoles' native hard disks. And although these consoles offer so much space in comparison, they sorta use it up so quickly!

One of the strengths of the Wii U, Nintendo's eight generation console, is that people can still play games directly from disc-reading rather than installing huge chunks of base data, and of course, as useful as those data packs are for Xenoblade Chronicles X, they are still completely optional!



HopeNForever commented on Feature: The Making Of Eternal Darkness: Sanit...:

The more I hear about the game, the more I get intrigued over it. I was unfortunate to get my own GameCube really late in its lifetime, and many of the games I got were hand-me-downs, some of which I wasn't particularly interested in. When is Nintendo going to release any GameCube game onto its Virtual Console library? As far as I know, the GameCube remains the only Nintendo console to not have any of its games offered as digital re-releases!



HopeNForever commented on Swapnote's Nikki is Revived as a Fan-Created C...:

Nikki is also the host of a Japan-only Nintendo 3DS app, which used to be exclusively available to Club Nintendo members, called ニッキーの旅するクイズ (Nikki's Travel Quiz). Of course, since Club Nintendo is no longer available, consequently the app is no longer being distributed.



HopeNForever commented on Video: Nintendo Gets Literal in Its Latest Ani...:

Worst choice of dog breeds ever! Seriously, all the featured characters have short hairs and floppy ears, and the dogs were totally opposite of that!

I don't even care if it was even so cute beyond compare - I really don't like seeing little kids confused over the comparisons between the characters and real-life counters!



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Expecting Mobile Business To Eclipse ...:

Eight languages could be the usual European five (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) as well as Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. 100 countries could refer to all the territories that have major support from both the App Store and Google Play.

In regards to the bold claims by Nintendo's new president and CEO, I really do believe Nintendo can do its best to grasp at so much financial stability from its mobile business in the coming years, if at least not reach to Wii and Nintendo DS levels of success. People often forget that Nintendo isn't some small company, and has been around for more than a century and a quarter!



HopeNForever commented on Totaka's Song is in Animal Crossing: Happy Hom...:

Whilst it hasn't been proven that "Totaka's Song" is available on every game the sound designer worked on, it should become pretty standard for the song to appear in every major Animal Crossing title considering it is one of K.K. Slider's usual songs, and we all know what his Japanese name とたけけ (Totakeke) is based on you-know-who.



HopeNForever commented on Just Dance: Disney Party 2 Is Serenading The W...:

All the songs in this title are based on Disney Channel shows and TV movies rather than Disney's feature films. Besides, "Let It Go" is a far bigger hit that it is over mainstream music radios, and this is apparently as it is on the main entry Just Dance 2016.



HopeNForever commented on Interview: Here's Your Chance To Ask The Voice...:

Albeit unlikely, I am wondering whether you are capable of voicing Mario and other characters in other languages if need to. Japanese may be a stretch, but I'm thinking of the usual four languages Nintendo games are generally available in: French, Spanish, German, and Italian.



HopeNForever commented on Pokémon Shuffle Rolls Out on iOS in North Ame...:

I just tried this app on my super-outdated iPhone 4, which is still technically superior to the Nintendo 3DS, and the app's animations are freakishly sluggish! I'm still sticking to the Nintendo 3DS version for many other reasons though, chief among them is how far I managed to progress. I cannot believe the Great Ball cost 3500 coins in the iOS version, instead of 2500 coins like on the Nintendo 3DS! Additionally, why is the audio so terrible on the iOS version?



HopeNForever commented on Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On Nor...:

I already own the original disc version for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, although I always wanted to experience the original Nintendo 64 title as well, and I could not acquire the title from the Wii Shop Channel directly. The Nintendo eShop release will be an easier affair for me however.



HopeNForever commented on iOS and Android Receive Pokémon Shuffle Mobil...:

This is technically a Nintendo 3DS game first, and Nintendo said they're not porting existing titles from their own platforms to mobile. The mobile app was published by The Pokémon Company themselves, therefore this is not part of the DeNA thing.



HopeNForever commented on Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Co...:

I really hope SEGA considers bringing back their Virtual Console games to the Wii U eShop, and add to the collection with Saturn and Dreamcast titles, albeit some of their own Dreamcast titles were also re-released on the GameCube, but demand for GameCube Virtual Console games has been on-going for a long time anyway.



HopeNForever commented on Feature: The Unexpected Legacy of Wii Music:

I managed to snag a copy of Wii Music from a bargain bin just a couple of years ago. I didn't know what to expect at the time, but I heard good things about this game, as well as disappointing things.

While I am not tone deaf, I do have issues making good music, despite having supposedly mainstream software for such a task - I totally stink at it! But the game was a breath of fresh air in its approach towards anyone being able to play music. Whilst it is not really the same, I admit, I could not help but enjoy my moments playing around with most game modes at my own leisure without much thought to it. The game even helped me understand a bit of music theory. Okay, so I still am terrible with making my own music, but I would gladly take on Wii Music at any time.



HopeNForever commented on Online Multiplayer and Kart Racing Gameplay Un...:

@Uberchu Although the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service is officially no more, there are still a handful of third-party titles on Wii that remain online-enabled since they're being handled by their own servers, such as FIFA 12 to 15, the last two Call of Duty games (Black Ops and Modern Warefare 3), and even Dragon Quest X.



HopeNForever commented on Terraria Is Coming To The 3DS And Wii U, But N...:

What's with 505 Games releasing games on Nintendo's consoles without any online support whatsoever?! The Nintendo 3DS version's online multiplayer should be integral to the experience. I am suspicious of the fact there is no Nintendo Network logo on that Wii U cover.

In addition, will there be a cross-save support for both versions?



HopeNForever commented on Anniversary: The Virtual Boy Is 20 Years Old T...:

For some reason, I always felt the Virtual Boy's 3D depth of field is actually a lot better than the Nintendo 3DS. I wonder if this has to do with the fact that the console has specialised eye visors, whilst the Nintendo 3DS simply depends on a parallax screen technology, which is not as effective for a visually "popping" 3D effect.



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Upon reading the title, it took my mind several minutes to process this statement out of the shock. Oh my gosh!

For me, this is beyond mind-boggling, and I am thinking what will happen to the company in the long run. Great condolences to his family though. May he rest in peace.



HopeNForever commented on Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL Looks Set fo...:

Dear Mr. Whitehead

If Play Asia are listing the console without any announcements from Nintendo of America, then this NA Metallic Blue New Nintendo 3DS XL is not likely to be officially released in the actual Americas. Similarly to the Nintendo 3DS XL Mario White Edition from a while back which was never seen in any North American stores, the console is likely exclusively distributed by Active Boeki specifically for Southeast Asian and the Middle Eastern markets. The circular emblem on the console's packaging as shown below actually proves it. It is just unfortunate the distributor does not have their own proper PR department.




HopeNForever commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

I am wondering whether Nintendo of America's decisions is in any way related to why they did not work on releasing The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, both also supposedly Nintendo games from external developers, in the region either.



HopeNForever commented on Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Pi...:

The 1970s was a much different time period, especially as the Japanese economy was in a sort of boom period whilst the U.S. was experiencing terrible and great times after so many events of the previous decade with the war in Vietnam, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and man walking on the moon, and suddenly people were talking about their horrible experiences with the fluctuation of gas prices.

Regardless of Nintendo's shady pratises at the time, there still ought to be a museum dedicated to the pre-video game and toy manufacturing history of the company, filled with all the Hanafuda cards they published over the years, as well as relics from their failed taxi cab and... er... love hotel ventures.



HopeNForever commented on ​Fire Emblem Fates Birthright Edition Is The...:

This isn't surprising. Many new fans were introduced to the series thanks to Fire Emblem Awakening and its implemented signature "Casual Mode". I have reason to believe many of the players who went for the supposedly "easier" Birthright edition of Fire Emblem Fates are likely those that enjoyed the previous game in its "Casual Mode", having no issues or concerns in losing characters they grown attached to with the lack of permadeath.