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

Mon 9th June, 2014

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invictus4000 commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):

This remains one of my favorite games. It is way solid, especially for an NES-era game. Great gameplay with tight controls, challenging but not impossible, and some of the best 8-bit tunes ever that I would be happy listening to in my car as I drive around town (or an underground labyrinth).

And I mean c'mon how could you not like a game with a storyline like this:
Kid has a pet frog. It escapes into his backyard where there happens to be a frikin' miniature nuclear reactor that mutates the frog into a monster. It then proceeds to jump down a giant pit to endless underground catacombs, which also happens to be in your backyard. You jump down to follow and find an f'n TANK with huge amounts of fire power that can hover, go under water, and jump. Also at the bottom of the pit is a perfectly fitting suit of body armor. You equip it, hop into the tank, and destroy EVERYTHING.
The End.



invictus4000 commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

Transferring now! So excited! The super-stable 3D is awesome. One problem with the instructions though...I went to my fridge to find a refreshing beverage as they recommended...but there was no Coke...I thought NLife somehow was going to come through for me with that.



invictus4000 commented on ​Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available To North A...:

I think it will only be available to Club Nintendo members but I can't be sure. If you're not a member it's free to sign up and you still can for a month more or so.
And it is quite different than Swapnote. That was simply a messenger app that you could doodle with. This is a full-blown animation movie-making tool and is much more complex and rewarding than Swapnote.



invictus4000 commented on ​Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available To North A...:

As dumb as it is, I can understand eliminating the online sharing after the Swapnote fiasco...but couldn't they at least let us share videos with our registered friends?? I mean, c'mon, what's the point of creating something if you can't share it with anyone else?



invictus4000 commented on Nintendo Provides a Handy Quick Guide to Compl...:

My system transfer is gonna take for bloody ever as I have more than 60 games on my system with about 10 being full retail games. Way pumped though! I dont start my new job for another 2 weeks so Im going to go get it at midnight just cuz I can and download MM right away. Come quicker, Friday!



invictus4000 commented on Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's ...:

Man...this next system could go never know what Nintendo has up their sleeve. However, it should be noted that Nintendo has actually patented the concept of interacting with 3D images on the top screen using a sensor on the tip of the stylus and the inner cameras. I know a patent doesn't really mean much but it's interesting to note what they are storing away (like the Sharp screen technology).

Realistically though, I am hoping Nintendo can step up their game with the power. In my opinion, their games have always been superior to Sony or Microsoft anyway, but they have always gone the weaker-power route (probably to have lower prices to make their systems more affordable for kids and families). I think it's time to ask for a bit more cash from its fans and make a machine that rivals the others in the competition. Fast CPU/GPU out of the gate, HD display (720p would be fine since any higher would push up the price too much), good internet and social media connectivity, better sound and volume cap, better battery life, etc. etc.
I do hope they keep the 3D display but I'm thinking they won't. :( I think back in 2008-20009 they predicted that's where the trend was going (and it kinda was) but 3D kinda died out again in the public's eyes so I think it will be gone. I hope they don't get rid of the duel-screen clam shell design either as it is pretty much perfected at this point (if it's not broke, don't fix it).

In the end ultimate desire is that nintendo fixes the mistake the made with the 3DS. The same problem they promised they wouldn't repeat for the Wii U and then did again anyway...HAVE GOOD GAMES ON LAUNCH DAY. It can be fun and interesting to see what the system is like, but in the end, the core selling point never fails: games. You can have the coolest looking restaurant on the planet but if the food sucks, nobody will come. Same concept. And I think they have been hit with it enough now to fix it for the next round. more big one...the cameras need to be GREATLY improved. Having inner and outer cameras is a brilliant addition to hardware that opens up a TON of possibilities that I believe are still underutilized. But I seriously think it's completely realistic to ask for an inner/outer camera that's AT LEAST 5mp...if not something like 8mp. I will be something like 2018 when this thing comes out...please don't give us another system with 0.3mp...



invictus4000 commented on Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's ...:

I agree. The 3D display gets a lot of hate but I freakin' love the point where sometimes when I'm playing Wii U or something I find myself thinking, "it's a shame that this isn't in 3D cause it would look so much cooler!".
I'm totally all for brand new innovations for a system and agree that the DS family has had a good run...but I just don't want it to end! It seems the 3DS just came out! It still has a few good years ahead but that will go by real quick.



invictus4000 commented on Starr Mazer Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals Announced:

The point and click aspect has me convinced since I grew up during the Sierra point and click adventure golden age, but I'm not so sure about the flight aspect. Not a fan of games like that. I'm gonna check out the kickstarter though! Can you imagine the epic glory if the King's Quest Collection was released for Wii U/3DS with the gamepad/touchscreen functionality???



invictus4000 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

SERIOUSLY BRO. I have been doing that same thing for ages too. Haha. For all you naysayers, I'll have you know I even asked the Gamestop guy and he was like "sure, somebody may as well use them". Haha. I see nothing wrong with that. I plan on maxing out before the program ends doing just that.

On a related note...I think it's hilarious that in true Nintendo fashion...the site has been in cardiac arrest all day long because of unanticipated traffic. Guess I'll wait to cash in. (-_-)*



invictus4000 commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

I'm just glad to have the freakin' thing after SO many years of waiting. But I am really bummed that you can only share videos locally. I mean, what's the point if nobody can see your creations? The friends I have that will be getting this live far away so yeah...I wish you could at least share locally AND with people in your friends list.
Nintendo's nazi-style censoring is one of the only things that bugs me about the big N. The whole idea of a few people misusing a service causing everyone to lose a privilege is never a good idea.



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

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's only 10 bones for 3 classic games...hmmm...



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.



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.



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.



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 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?