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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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#3

invictus4000 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

I'm more sad about this than I can express. I'm still gonna withhold judgment until I see and play it for myself but I expected much, MUCH more from a Star Fox U title.
Granted, my expectations were very high, so that's my fault. I had a dream one night about a month ago, a grand vision of what Fox U could be, and just for fun the next day I plotted out the whole thing (bored at work) as if I were the director and got myself all excited about an idea that could never be.
Briefly: Dark, gritty, and story + CHARACTER driven game. Fox has a wife and kid, Peppy is a harsh, scarred, grisly war vet, Slippy is actually cool as a crazy metal-head mechanic, and Falco was a convict in lockdown until he joined the team. Fox's father was even in at. After he bravely sacrificed himself to end the last war on Venom, Andross found him half dead and is now using him and his master piloting skills to control all his army via a neural transmitter. Anyway, intense space battles, gamepad screen used as a cockpit dashboard and also for repairing ship innards with the stylus. I could go on forever but in a nutshell, it was VERY different than the Star Fox64 HD we saw at E3. So sad....:(

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#5

invictus4000 commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

This will be a long post. I actually had a dream about Star Fox U the other week that was so mind-blowing and incredible I don't think anything they will reveal at e3 will live up to my vision. Big words...I know, hear me out:

In my dream I basically played the game out all the way and it was pretty much like a darker reboot of the original game but with a really emotional storyline (which emotions were further amplified like most dreams are). Fox had a wife and baby boy and lived in Corneria with everyone under the shadow of the enemy. Peppy was like a hardcore grizzly WWII vet and Slippy was actually awesome for once. He was a crazy mechanic with a personality like Tony Stark crossed with Michelangelo the ninja turtle, always listening to 80's metal and his cockpit was filled with empty soda cans and magazines. Anyway, I remember the first stage as a surprise attack on Corneria and it was an epic re imagining of the first level from the SNES game, even with the same music but modernized. A lot of the space battles I remember had no set backwards and forwards directions since it was in space so if you were to hold the stick up or down all the way, you would turn that way and that would be your new 'forward' direction. Basically the levels were an X, Y, and Z axis playing field (which I'm not sure how that would work in a real life game but it was cool anyway!) At one part the team crash-landed on a snowy ice planet and I used the gamepad's screen to open panels on the ships to add new parts and repair damage taken in the combat levels much like the wiring mini-games were in Resident Evil Revelations on 3DS. Also, the gamepad was used to flick switches and start the ships engine like it was a dashboard control panel.

The game had settings also to prerecord your voice so you could customize commands and formations to say to your team and they would obey you allowing you to really form personalized strategies for combat, bosses, etc.

The story ended with Falco, Slippy, and Peppy all dying in the final battle but Slippy had made a fail safe so if all their ships went down, their parts attached to Fox's ship making it into this super-powered mech thing. He chased down Andross who was heading toward a time-bending black hole as an escape route and Fox's new ship gets wrecked too so in the final sequence, Fox jettisons from it and there was a WAY intense action segment where I was rocketing in a space suit chasing him dodging asteroids and ship debris. At last I remember Fox entering the black hole in a trippy and scary sequence (I had just seen the movie Interstellar so I think that's where this bit came from) but he ended up going back in time and being with his friends again somehow.

Anyway, there was a lot more to it but if you read all of that, I appreciate it. I've been sad ever since that day knowing this game will never exist except for in my mind. It may have sounded weird to you guys but because of the lasting deep effects dreams can have on our minds, it still seems so real and awesome to me. Wish I could transfer my thoughts and feelings to you so you could see my vision.

Cheers!

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#7

invictus4000 commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I still think it's a great idea, but nobody, including Nintendo themselves, have utilized them enough. It seems the only game that uses them in a special way is Smash and I'm not a huge fan of Smash. To me Amiibo is an idea that's all or nothing with no in between. Every game utilizes them in cool, creative ways to make them must-have enhancements, or the whole thing crashes and burns. So far, it's been nothing but the latter.

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#8

invictus4000 commented on New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Scr...:

Since when does Capcom give any kind of crap about Megaman? Didn't they murder and bury him like three years ago? Give us our MM Legends 3, you antique mustard koala, then maybe I'll listen. Anyway, when this is cancelled, I'll be there to see it. (PS. Isn't it insane looking back now that Capcom pulled out with MML3 thinking the 3DS wasn't going to be successful?? Idiots...)

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#10

invictus4000 commented on Square Enix Pushes Back Its E3 Press Conferenc...:

SquareEnix (Squaresoft) used to be my favorite game company but I lost faith in them long ago when FF went to crap and all their games started to suck. I dont have any hopes for the SE presentation, I probably wont even watch it, but part of me is hoping that the presidential change within the company recently will trigger that long awaited FF6 remake. Haha

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#21

invictus4000 commented on Video: Feast Your Eyes On The Brand New Bravel...:

Spiffy trailer. But I will not purchase unless the three major problems that killed the first one's great potential are fixed: (1) You can actually explore towns as opposed to only being able to visit the shops. (2) Dungeons are more than just mazes peppered with treasure boxes. From footage we have seen, it looks like they will be generally the same, which is disappointing. I wish they would be dynamic pre-rendered backgrounds like in FF7, 8, and 9. (3) That last half of the game....MAN it's unbelievable to me that that whole portion slipped through the cracks and made it to the final product. I'll keep it generally spoiler free...but I would have totally been cool with that plot twist if it only happened once but that many times?? Unforgivable. I was flabbergasted.
Anyway, this is a game I really WANT to like since I was super hyped about the original until I played through it and it punched me in the gut with the above listed flaws. I'll have to wait and see what improvements were made.
On a side note...(spoiler free) that other major plot twist near the end...regarding that secret that was right in front of you the whole game was SOOOO cool. That title screen....gives me chills.

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#25

invictus4000 commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

Oh Nintendo...when will you ever, ever, EVER include voicechat for anything? It seriously drives me nuts. And if they use the excuse that they are blocking inappropriate communication then simply restrict the feature to only work with people on your friends list!

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#30

invictus4000 commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off More Xenoblade Chron...:

Never played this one so I am really feeling it. Probably gonna buy as soon as it comes out. I heard April 10th is the magic number but was that a release for NA or Japan? Also...does anybody know how Amiibo is integrated?
I gotta get crackin' on my games backlog. Still gotta beat Majora, Metroid Prime on Wii U (both for first time), and then I've got about 4 others I'm currently replaying. All before this, Chronicles X, Mario Maker, Star Fox U, and Zelda U come out!

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#32

invictus4000 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

@Bolt_Strike
As they said in the article, the sole reason they made a point to mention NX was to reassure the masses that thier new deal with the mobile company wasn't going to interfere with their traditional game development. They needed the prematurely announce the development of NX to keep the share holders and fanbase stable.

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#33

invictus4000 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

Crazy stuff but sounds cool. Im particularly excited with the phrase "brand new concept" in regards to NX. I love the Wii and DS families but I think we are in the last phase of them now. If the NX innovates for the gaming world how the Wii did, its going to be very cool! My mind is racing thinking what that could be. Also...I agree that people saying this will be upon us anytime before 2018 are crazy. Nintendo needs a good amount of time to flesh out the idea, test it, market it efficiently and then produce it and finally launch it. What I am most curious to see however, is if Nintendo will finally fix the problem that has always ailed them and that no matter how much they say they will do it right next time, they never do: HAVE A STRONG LAUNCH WITH AAA LAUNCH TITLES.

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#39

invictus4000 commented on Chrono Trigger Turns 20, but is Ultimately Tim...:

@Rocky2418
Awesome keyboarding, bro! I share all of your feelings about this, the single greatest game in history. There are just too many memories and emotional attachments to this game to mention but one is the end credits song, To Far Away Times, which brings a tear to my eye every time. I even heard it played live by the Utah Symphony and I was crying like a baby. Haha.
I had to chuckle when you mentioned your tradition of naming Marle the name of your current crush. I did that too! (As I'm sure every 90's RPGer did.) With voice-acting featured in most RPG's now, that's just one of those little things that I loved about old-school RPG's that has died with time. :(
If anybody wants to check it out, I drew a CT picture in Colors!3D which you can view below (it took for bloody ever) but if you can view it on the 3DS itself and see the 3D effect, it looks much, much better:
http://colorslive.com/details/1007037

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#40

invictus4000 commented on Chrono Trigger Turns 20, but is Ultimately Tim...:

My favorite game of all time and the sole reason I started playing video games hard core. I remember riding my bike a half an hour across town each Saturday in elementary school to rent it, hoping my save file was still there. I remember this game capturing my imagination like nothing I'd ever exprienced before and it still does even today as a 30 year old. If youve never played this game, close down your computer right now and make it happen.

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#47

invictus4000 commented on Short Fan Film is Set to Chronicle the Final B...:

@Kage_88
I agree completely. It's EXTREMELY hard to nail an adaption of something like Zelda. Although I have to say the costume side of things in this looked better than most. Usually people make the world around him all realistic and then his sword and shield and clothes are like cosplay items- bright and colorful with no natural wear and tear.
Anyway, I'm still clinging to hope with these live-action possibilities through Netflix. Let's all remember that the Lord of the Rings was once upon a time deemed 'unfilmable'. And PJ's original trilogy was a nearly perfect adaption. Let's just hope Zelda and Link get as much justice.