User Profile



Male, United States

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

Mon 9th June, 2014

Recent Comments



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 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?



invictus4000 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...: year...will be crazy awesome. Got my Wii U early this year and it seems it was right in time. So far I have 3 games for 2015 that are a day one purchase: Zelda U, Star Fox U, and Hyper Light Drifter. MY BODY IS READY!



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.



invictus4000 commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

Have to say...I was hoping for this "unrealistic" announcement in the Direct and STILL taken by surprise. Believe it or not, I never played the original so I am WAY pumped to experience this. Day one purchase, no questions asked.



invictus4000 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

Well...looks like I made a mistake getting the 3DS version. Obviously the Wii U version will be the superior one. I was originally planning on getting both but decided not to since I'm not having a ton of fun with the 3DS version. I'd never played a Smash game and with all the hype, was excited to try it out. It's ok in short bursts, but it's just not my type of game. (-_-) Wish I could at least trade my 3DS download for the Wii U version. Oh well. I'll go back to playing Tales of the Abyss now!



invictus4000 commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy):

This game blew my mind back in the day. I remember playing this on long road trips with my giant light/magnifying glass attachment on my Gameboy brick. Man...look how far we have come. Lol.
Great memories with this one but I think I can live without playing it again.



invictus4000 commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

Although I will most definitely be upgrading my XL to a NEW, I'm still not sure which size to get. I never knew that the smaller N3DS has bigger screens than the old original model. That's cool! I can't believe I am slightly considering going with the smaller one because I've loved my XL. I the only one that doesn't really care for the face-plate changing stuff? I know it's optional but it's kind of a turn-off for me for some reason.'s a little off topic, but with the Wii U and now this new 3DS CPU power, SquareEnix no longer has any reason to hold off on a full-blown remake of Final Fantasy VI...Ammiright?



invictus4000 commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards for October Have Bee...:

Another disappointing month. (-_-)
Got lots of coins just waiting to be spent. I wish they would put something on that's a little more high profile...I don't expect anything major...just not all shovel-ware. XL charging cradles again would be amazing too.
How cool would it be if you could purchase eshop funds or discounts for retail downloads? That would never happen but yeah...a guy can dream, right?



invictus4000 commented on Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Finally Shakes ...:

Wow, I'm really surprised that so many people are going nuts about the price. Yeah, it's not cheap, but WayForward has definitely earned my trust and I love this series. Everything they do is gold. Also...nobody has mentioned that it has been stated before that this game WILL be longer and closer to a retail game in size so the price does not surprise me. The original was a huge game (for GBC) and Risky's Revenge was somewhat of a mess of a release since it was first being developed for the GBA, then changed to episodes for the DSi shop, then finally released as one package for the eshop. Ever since then this series has gained a kind of cult following and now WayForward said they are ready to go big again.
Long story short, this WILL be a longer game then the last the last one and has higher production values (improved art, voice acting, etc.) so naturally, the price will rise a bit. Can't wait to invest!

PS. Am I the only one that thinks Shovel Knight, while good, was not worth its price tag?



invictus4000 commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

Wow, I think this is the longest review for a game I've ever read on here. I am a first time smash bros player with this entry and am not big into fighting games but I am still fairly excited for this. II think I'll download it the night of release. I'll bet any minor lag or framerate issues will be resolved on New 3ds.



invictus4000 commented on Video: Nintendo Australia Gives Us A Jaunty To...:

Whoa...I didnt know the face plates were like that. I thought they were just shells like the ones currently on the market. Cool that they affect the home screen background and stuff. I was always wishing there was some way to change that although I would like it more if you could set an SD card picture as background. Still need my XL though...



invictus4000 commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

@Stu13 LOL. Best comment ever.
I agree with most here: Way jealous but AU and NZ deserve to finally have a turn in the spotlight. After all...they are STILL waiting for Shovel Knight. Lol. But yeah I am also wondering if this release date lining up with the leaked Smash U release date is coincidental. Thats gonna be an epic month for gamers everywhere, Ill tell ya that right now.



invictus4000 commented on Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to ...:

This movie is a true classic. Sadly, in my book this is one of the better film adaptions of a video game since they are always so bad. I mean...making a live action Mario movie should never have happened. But it did and all things considered, i think they did a pretty good job making the insanely wacky story of Mario into a cohesive, (semi) believable story. I wanna watch it again now!



invictus4000 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I'm...just...baffled. And not in a good way.
I agree with some of the above comments that the design looks less than pretty, but that's all well and good. My true problem with this is it's unnecessary, alianating, and just plain insulting to previous 3DS owners. If having the loyalists upgrade to an XL wasn't enough already, the 2DS came along and now, the NEW 3DS. WHAT?? If the NEW is so much of an improvement over the current one, why would developers even care to support the "old crappy" model? And I HATE the idea of games like Xenoblade AND NFC support only being able to run on the NEW. WHY!? This will further confuse the already muddy market Nintendo has made for the 3DS family. I'm just so speechless right now...