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I'm a fungi

Male, United States

While I am a gamer, most of my time goes into computer animation, which I am very passionate about. It's so hard to find the time to play videogames AND animate when you have the stressful school work to deal with...

Sun 12th Sep 2010

Recent Comments



ianmage1 commented on Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Ti...:

While it may not be fair to say that Disney has completely lost it's creativity, I would definitely agree that they're not nearly as good as they used to be.

@CosmoXY When it comes to animated films, in particular, the academy actually doesn't take their voting very seriously. They still regard animation as a "genre" rather than an art form, which drives animators like Brad Bird and myself insane.
This article shows that certain members of the academy vote for animated films even when they haven't viewed all of them and should have abstained from voting.



ianmage1 commented on LEGO Jurassic World Teaser Trailer and Snippet...:

Lego Jurassic Park was exactly what I wanted when I was a young lad. I'm surprised it took them this long to finally make it happen. If they had done it several years ago, I would have been immediately on board.



ianmage1 commented on One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2...:

I've never been so disappointed by a Disney film. The movie tried to be bold in changing the Disney formula, but the characters and plot were so poorly developed that I couldn't stay invested in it. It wasn't terrible, but it doesn't deserve the hype it's been getting. Best Disney movie of all time? Really?

I guess the sales of this licensed movie-tie-in game is evidence of just how over-hyped and overrated it is as well as how large the user base is.



ianmage1 commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@ChuJelly I noticed that too. I think the screen does darken automatically when in a dark environment; when the background of the demo video darkens, the "old" 3DS screen remains bright, while the "new" 3DS screen automatically adjusts to the darkness.
It wasn't mentioned in the article, but I told Thomas to include it in an update.



ianmage1 commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

If Nintendo thinks it's a good idea to put handheld games on a home console's virtual console, then it should also be a good idea to put retro console games (N64) on a handheld's virtual console. That's what I would much rather see.

Honestly, I'd rather have the GBA games on the 3DS virtual console.



ianmage1 commented on AlphaDream Currently Has No Plans For The Mari...:

I think that if they were to release a console game, they should make the characters look as they do in the concept art of all of the other M&L entries. I don't think the games would lose their charm if this were to happen.

Anyways, Superstar Saga is my favorite game of all time, so I have great respect for the people behind these masterpieces.



ianmage1 commented on Video: This Mario & Luigi Trailer is the Stuff...:

I really like the direction this game is going in. It looks as if it will play similarly to superstar saga, which is by far the best entry in this series and my favorite game of all time. This is my most anticipated game right now.



ianmage1 commented on Kingdom Hearts III Highly Unlikely To Appear O...:

I've already voiced my opinion on Square's decision and I see it as a slap to the face of its Nintendo fan base.
I'm hoping that the Wii U eventually gets a port of KH3, even if it's released long after the PS4 and Xbone release and even if it's the inferior version.
The talk about specs preventing the development of a Wii U version is all an excuse; developers need to actually go through the effort of learning how to port to Wii U. Afterall, what kind of company values specs over their fans?



ianmage1 commented on First Impressions: Super Mario 3D World:

@Yoshi3DS They already started this pattern a long time ago with the original Super Mario Land> Super Mario World> Super Mario Galaxy> and then the Super Mario UNIVERSE that we were all expecting this to be.

Super Mario Galaxy is already 3D, so I don't think this new "3D series" has any reason to continue. They must be making Super Mario Universe... until then, I'll gladly play Super Mario 3D World.



ianmage1 commented on Nintendo Won't Be Holding A Large-Scale Press ...:

I am slightly disappointed, because I really was hoping that Nintendo would have an epic reveal of the next Zelda game for Wii U; my hopes of seeing a reaction similar to the one with the revelation of TP are now crushed. At the same time, last year's E3 was weak and some of the Nintendo Directs were more exciting. I have a good feeling that we might actually get some downloadable demos of revealed games to compensate for the lack of a stage presentation. At least I hope so... heck, that would be more exciting than any past E3.



ianmage1 commented on KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop ...:

Definitely going to buy this. It seems that whenever I'm away from home, I come up with a good song idea, but I don't have my computer and composing software to take note of it, causing me to forget the idea. That price seems very reasonable to me.



ianmage1 commented on GameStop: Wii U Will Need Great First Party Ti...:

I can't stand the marketing for the Wii U. If people still think that the Wii U is an accesory for the Wii, isn't it obvious that Nintendo needs to advertise it with a clear message that "This is not a Wii; it's an entirely new console with HD graphics and a gamepad." Something as simple as that would be enough to get the message across.

Of course first party titles will sell this system. Mario Kart, 3D Mario, HD Zelda, and SUPER SMASH BROS. will be crucial. I'm still waiting for a good Wii U game...



ianmage1 commented on Pachter: Wii U Will Sell Between 30 to 50 Mill...:

I can't believe he thinks the PS4 or "Durango" is going to sell almost the same number of units as the Wii did. If the PS3 and Xbox360 never came close, why would consoles of this generation have a better chance at doing so? If anything, consoles of this generation should be expected to sell fewer units, given the high prices of consoles and games.
And, basically, anyone who predicts the number of units sold, before the freaking console is even RELEASED, has no common sense.
Does he think the Wii U's sales are going to stay constant? Just wait until the next Zelda, 3D Mario, and SSB (that one especially) are released for Wii U; the sales will increase like crazy. Look at how the 3DS started; it had no good games at the start, but once the first party exclusives came out, it became the best selling console in Japan. I predict the same thing will happen with the Wii U.



ianmage1 commented on Disney Infinity Developer Would Like to Includ...:

Maybe if Star Wars and Marvel had been part of Disney for a longer time, but it just seems awkward to include them right now; some people would be really confused, as Star Wars and Marvel really weren't part of the Disney canon. I still can't accept LucasArts and Marvel as Disney; they're completely separate from the Disney that I have known. Keep these characters out, please.



ianmage1 commented on Disney Infinity Heading to Wii U, Wii and 3DS ...:

I'm glad to see the Tangled references.

If this game is taken seriously and literally has every Disney concept that ever existed, this game to could be insane. But it could easily be a failure; I hate the figurine idea...