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invictus4000

invictus4000

Male, United States

Martial arts instructor, writer, and family man with a wife and two little ones. And of course...big Nintendo gamer!

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Mon 9th June, 2014

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#1

invictus4000 commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

@aaronsullivan
Man...I really, really should. I keep reading/seeing things about it and I'm like, "Ok, yeah I don't need to get this" and then people talk and I hear other things (like your simple comment) and I'm like, "Yeah, that's true! I should just get it and try it again". Haha. I'm so conflicted!
But now I'm thinking I will because even though I wasn't a big fan back in the day and I don't really like first person shooters too much, (A) It's freakin' Metroid, and (B) Even if I don't really take to it again...it's only 10 bones for 3 classic games...hmmm...

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#5

invictus4000 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I think most would agree that while phone and tablet gaming certainly have their place, they will simply never replace the experiences to be had on a dedicated gaming console. Ever. I don't buy the idea of the mobile market killing the hardcore gaming market.

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#9

invictus4000 commented on Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Mo...:

Cool I got 2 codes. I'll give them a try but if they're anything like the last couple monster hunter demos that will be sad because those totally sucked. I respectfully do not understand the hype surrounding these games. From my little experience they are not good at all.

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#11

invictus4000 commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

Nintendo said they would be offering more and more stuff to redeem with your Club N coins before the shutdown. Im just praying they make those final offers awesome for people that have been loyal so we can happily empty those coin wallets.

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#12

invictus4000 commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I'm on the same wagon as most in thinking that Amiibo are cool but I'm not really convinced yet. If you have a second, read my idea below for Amiibo integration for the upcoming Zelda U title and tell me what you think. I humbly submit my idea is quite good for two reasons: A) It could support ALL Amiibos, currently released and any future ones, and B) It would be lore friendly, meaning it would not break the atmosphere and seriousness a Zelda game should have. Here's the idea:

You scan in any Amiibo at any time in the game. Scanning an Amiibo will add into the game an easter egg pertaining to that Amiibo's franchise, only you don't know where or how. In Zelda U's expansive open world...you may never find what it added, or you might if you keep a sharp eye out. Some examples of what I mean:

Villager Amiibo: Brands your bug net (assuming there is one) with the Animal Crossing leaf symbol.

Yoshi Amiibo: Makes a specific group of those lizard enemies in a specific dungeon turn
Yoshi-green and have a saddle on their backs.

Peach Amiibo: A certain woman in one city is now carrying a pink parasol.

Donkey Kong Amiibo: A certain rock face out in the wilderness somewhere now has a hieroglyph of a gorilla scratched onto it.

Fox Amiibo: At a certain time in the day (or night) you can look up to the sky and see a tiny R-wing flying in the distance.

Marth Amiibo: In the weapon shop, you can see the Falchion sword hanging on the back wall.

Wii Fit Trainer Amiibo: Link's idle animation cycle now includes him breathing and exhaling deeply (yoga-like).

etc. etc. etc. You could re-scan the Amiibos at any time to disable the easter egg. I think it would be a fun way to include all Amiibos without messing with the game itself and they would make for really great Miiverse posts. Thoughts? Feedback?

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#15

invictus4000 commented on ​The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Downl...:

Awesome! But no matter...nothing can withstand my mighty 32GB SD card. :)
Just ordered a 32GB Micro today with an additional 3DS charger so I can be ready to get my N3DS XL on day one and perform a system transfer. It will be a beastly transfer as I have over 50 games on my system, 10 or so of which, are full retail games.

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#16

invictus4000 commented on ​The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Downl...:

Awesome! But no matter...nothing can withstand my mighty 32GB SD card. :)
Just ordered a 32GB Micro today with an additional 3DS charger so I can be ready to get my N3DS XL on day one and perform a system transfer. It will be a beastly transfer as I have over 50 games on my system, 10 or so of which, are full retail games.

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#18

invictus4000 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Begins Its ...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
Although I still disagree that the controls are flawed, I totally get where you are coming from. I feel the same way about Final Fantasy 7 on PS1. At the time, it was a revolutionary, amazing game that kicked the genre and series forward but by today's standards, it REALLY does not hold up well and yet everybody still says it's the best FF ever and that's just absolutely not true (IMO). If they were to port it to the 3DS like the game in question here and they similarly didn't change anything, I'd be annoyed too so I think I get what you mean. I'd be like, why didn't they fix the translation, graphics, and glitches??? Haha.

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#20

invictus4000 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Demo Confirmed ...:

Never tried any MH games until the new 3's came out. I don't know why, but I HATED what I played in both the Wii U and 3DS demos and can't understand what people see in these. Guess it's just one of those games that everybody loves except for you. We've all got 'em. But hey, I'll try a free demo again!

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#21

invictus4000 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Launches Exclusively O...:

I never played this before and as I am not to keen toward sci-fi stuff (medieval is my jam) I was never interested in this. But man, that trailer got me reconsidering! Looks pretty neat, actually. Can anybody tell me a little more about this and what makes it so great and tell me whether or not I'd enjoy it? For reference, I'm a fan of old-school JRPG's like FF1-FF9, Chrono Trigger, etc.

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#24

invictus4000 commented on A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The...:

Wow...unexpected but cool! Got mixed feelings though. Awakening is SUCH a great game so if this one shapes up to be even half as good it will be awesome but...It just feels like Awakening needs to stand alone as THE handheld FE game. Like if I get this I will be replacing a child with another which I can't do. Haha. Ok, maybe that's a little over-dramatic.

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#27

invictus4000 commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

I agree with these. My insane (and very improbable) wish would be to have a way-out-of-left-field announcement that a new 2D Metroid is coming or more info on Zelda U and Star Fox U.

I just got laid off the other day from a company I was with for 7 years...but at least now I can tune in live for a Nintendo Direct! The cup is half-full...right?

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#28

invictus4000 commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Pokemon online MMO for Wii U!
Seriously though...I fully expect a release for the N3DS and Majora's Mask. Hoping for more news on Zelda U or Star Fox but I doubt that will happen. And i want a big surprise of some kind! New 3DS titles!

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#30

invictus4000 commented on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish...:

I got this with the 3DS Ambassador Program and tried it a bit. I don't know what it is but from the little I played, I didn't like it much...which is saying a lot because of LOVE everything Zelda. Something about the graphics bothered me, the controls I thought felt weird, and I didn't really like what I saw with the story. But maybe I should give it another shot since I didn't play enough to judge it properly.

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#34

invictus4000 commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

It's cool that Nintendo is doing this but if I got an e-mail here in NA, I think I would buy one and sell it as well since I want an XL for sure.
Does anybody know if the prices are cheaper than normal or is it simply early with a few extra goodies?
Also, does EU have a solid release date for the masses yet? If not, we can conclude that it is darn close and that means that we here in NA will be getting it soon too. NOICE!
And this is the first I've heard of the rumored Nintendo Direct tomorrow. If that is true...I think we will soon have the answers to all my questions.

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#36

invictus4000 commented on Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - Janua...:

Yeah...the beginning of the year was tough but by the end I believe Nintendo rocked 2014. More so than PS4 and XBone (and I'm not just saying that from a fanboy stand point). Nintendo still hasn't caught their full stride quite yet in my opinion, but they did a lot of great things in '14 that turned the tables and I believe they've finally got their feet under them again. 2015 will be pivotal to get ahead and they SEEM on track to do just that: 3 major IP games coming out (Zelda, Fox, and Mario Maker) and 1 new one (Splatoon) amidst the new superior iteration of their handheld along with undoubtedly more Amiibos and other surprises. I for one, am excited and have full faith in them despite their occasional shortcomings.

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#40

invictus4000 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

My most anticipated gaming releases of 2015:
1) Mother F'ing Zelda U
2) New3DS XL
3) Majora's Mask 3D
4) Star Fox U
5) Hyper Light Drifter (for Wii U)
Runners up include; Mario Maker and Bravely Second (probably Japan only).

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#41

invictus4000 commented on Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in J...:

Im actually really excited to hear this. I was one of the few that was really looking forward to 3D movies pitch back at the beginning and I loved the 3D trailers that came along sometimes on Nintendo Video. I hope things like this make thier way west.

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#43

invictus4000 commented on First Impressions: Bravely Second's Demo Comes...:

Reading some of the comments here...I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels how I do about the original BD.
BD was one of my most anticipated games in recent memory since I am a HUGE fan of FF9 and the like, and although I did have a good time with it...it had a few BIG problems that made me very sad and disappointed:
First and foremost is the very thing everyone keeps mentioning about the second half of the game (I won't spoil it) and it had me totally flabbergasted. The first time it happens, it was surprising and kinda cool for the story. The second time, I thought I had done something wrong, the third time, I thought I had encountered a game-breaking bug, and all the other times after that just had me pissed.
Secondly, I was sad to see that every dungeon was just a maze of walls peppered with treasure chests. I wish they all could have been comprised of those oh-so-beautiful hand drawn backdrops (like the last room in the cave where you fight the bandit).
Thirdly, this game does not let you do the one thing that JRPG fans crave: explore. I simply could not believe that you were not allowed to enter houses or explore anywhere else in these visually beautiful towns. Item shops were literally the only places you could go. To this day, I still don't really believe it.
When I heard there would be a sequel I let myself have high hopes but I'm trying not to get too excited. Just from the above video, I can see that the dungeon design is still going to be painfully lame. I just hope they can fix the other two problems.
I would be curious to hear other people's thoughts on what I've said. Do you agree or am I crazy?

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#49

invictus4000 commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS T...:

That last poll question was impossible to answer as I believe all the choices are equally awesome. Including the controversial 3D effect. Im one of the few that plays with it cranked up to the max 100% of the time. I don't know how I'll ever play a portable again if this feature is eventually dropped. Haha.