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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 October, 2013

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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I just tried this app on my super-outdated iPhone 4, which is still technically superior to the Nintendo 3DS, and the app's animations are freakishly sluggish!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.



HopeNForever commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

This is NOT a PlayStation. That PlayStation was commercially released in 1995, and had nothing to do with Nintendo.

This console in question is "Play Station", with an actual space in between both words! Why don't a lot of people know that?



HopeNForever commented on Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards...:

I already long since spent most of my reserved Coins on whatever I could get, but I still have a balance of 55 Coins remaining, which unfortunately is not enough to spent on anything. In my mind, that's a lot of Coins wasted.

Oh well... they are disappearing soon anyway - can't do much at this point except wait and see what Nintendo has in store for us later this year to replace our Club Nintendo blues.



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: F-Zero Wii U, Octolings,...:

People are so focused on the fact there is a "same-sex marriage" as a thing in Fire Emblem Fates that they're forgetting/ignoring to look up the details on the matter, and there is some bits about it that may actually turn off even the people who got excited about click-bait subject of "same-sex marriage" in the game. For example, the female character is actually from the "child generation", and therefore cannot have offspring with the female Avatar as, unlike Robin's Morgan from Awakening, the Avatar in Fates does not have a specific child character to call their own. Additionally, because the female character is a child character herself, she cannot exist unless her male parent gains S-Support first (Although most child characters in Awakening were dependent on their female parents gaining S-Support, in Fates they switched roles and most child characters are now dependent on male parents gaining S-Support to exist.)

Additionally, if you're not interested in any of it, it doesn't matter anyway as the characters in question can still be given S-Support with characters of the opposite sex too, including the Avatar. It is all really your choice in the end - there are no obligations for it and you won't get penalised or something. I personally still believe "same-sex marriage" is a nonsense thing in general, but I'm still interested in getting the game though. Fire Emblem is an amazing series in the end. One of Nintendo's more mature-oriented series, but still great!



HopeNForever commented on Video: New Nintendo Game Seminar Titles Make D...:

While all these game's mechanics look really clever and how they take advantage of the GamePad, I cannot but help feel some of them could have worked the same using a Wii Remote as well. It is like these developers prefer the gyroscope properties of the GamePad over its touchscreen.



HopeNForever commented on Australian Rating Confirms That ZombiU is Shuf...:

Why are people assuming this will be the exact same game we already experienced on the Wii U, and not another game developed from the ground up with a similar title pasted on its packaging/start menu? After all, our ZombiU was inspired by another Ubisoft game from the 1980s.



HopeNForever commented on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Smashes Reco...:

@Kage_88 By 2017, there will be more people with Wii U consoles than Nintendo's next hardware iteration, whatever it is. Plus, they need to develop for a console already in the market than a console we completely don't know anything about. Besides, there's also that bit about the developer Armature Studios releasing Unreal Engine 4 code for the Wii U.



HopeNForever commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

I wonder if this has to do anything with Nintendo and establishing some kind of partnership with Google. Does not seem feasible though, as future consoles may lack backward-compatiblity, and even make them very prone to homebrew development and piracy by extension, despite any form of advantages of such a unified platform. I mean, would Nintendo consoles be really open to Google Play's entire library of apps and games, the good and the horrid alike?

It is a much more logical to presume that Nintendo are working on an in-house, proprietary OS platform inspired by Android rather than working with Android directly. I mean, how many Apple iPhones uses Android, by the way? Then there is Microsoft, who managed to make modern Windows flexible with every kind of device, from PCs, to mobile phones and tablets, to their current generation Xboxes.



HopeNForever commented on Pokémon Rumble World is One of the Top 10 'Tr...:

I dunno about you, but progressing through this game felt very slow for me personally, that is without forking any of my eShop balance on extra Poké Diamonds, especially when you are having very hard luck capturing rare boss Toy Pokémon.