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jakysnakydx

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#1

jakysnakydx commented on That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade...:

@Caryslan iyeah virtua fighter and the like are the ones you tend to see in the arcades but the problem is why vo and spend $20-$30 to plah a few games for an hour when you can do it at home. Arcades need to offer something you cant do at home to have the same level of appeal they used too.

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#2

jakysnakydx commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

64 takes the cake for me due to the way it let you learn the level piece by piece until you know all its secrets, galaxy never really let you get that familiar as you hopped around so often. The hidden stars were usually hidden not some bogus side challenge (i.e. collect coins in under 10 seconds/Mario Galaxy). I feel the simplicity of the structure mixed with the greater possibilities of HD would make for a fun, simple again, experience. Thats why I love the Banjo Kazooie games so much still, the literal sandbox explore every corner experience.

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#3

jakysnakydx commented on Review: IQ Test (Wii U eShop):

The problem with these fames, especially one man studios, is that games have so many areas of importance. Programming knowledge does NOT give you good UI skills, design principles or marketing ability. That, the marketing, is the underlying fault: marketing entails the design amd creation of the product. "Itd be fun to have an IQ yest on the eShop" there was however no discussion of scope, scale, audience, substitutions or compliments.
Ultimately its really hard for anything to become a masterpiece without additional input and help and properly idemtifying all of the potential the market has to offer. Shovelknoght did this... that game doesnt really appeal to me but they sire as HELL knew who they were aiming for and created the game around those points. As a resultthey succeeded beyond recognition.

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#4

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: The Pokémon Trading Card Game ...:

@Kaze_Memaryu This is my stance as well. This is satisfying a insert size here demand but creates a much larger one that can't be won.
For those seeking to understand, Nintendo releases this game on iPad, the iPad community now wants Mario. Does Nintendo release Mario on iPad or not? If yes, then the dedicated game base is pissed, if not the casual Apple community is pissed and Nintendo's audience is fragmented.

I personally feel Nintendo's biggest mistake was making the bargin bin basement system again. Every single one of Nintendo's systems has been such and they feel this is the unique selling point of the system. I however argue it is not. The Wii is now only ~$100. Is it selling like hotcakes? No, because the interest is gone, it sold like hotcakes back at $250+. If the people are interest price is LESS of an issue (didn't say not an issue, I said less of an issue). Nintendo holds this notion that by creating yesterday's stuff at today's more affordable price it gains traction but I don't feel that has ever been the REAL case here. It has great content that if on even better machines would probably hold better in the long run.

The Wii U is awesome but I would have happily paid an extra $50-$100 for something better. I think the right approach here is to work with the gamepad to make it its own standalone device that can be played by itself or with the Wii U. The most advanced systems might have a Microsoft Surface tablet running with the Xbox one simultaneously, either or is functional but together they make a great and unique experience.

The gamepad could easily turn into a more portable tablet with an encasement that gives it the comfort it does now. THEN, we wouldn't have this battle. While I don't think smart devices are going to rule the world (the PDA sure as hell didn't) I do think there's a bigger trend to see here, that of portability, convenience and accessibility. Multifunctional, always on and always ready.

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#5

jakysnakydx commented on Video: Zant Shows Off His Peculiar Twilight Mo...:

Also, didn't dynasty warriors on Wii U have some 70 playable characters? If Hyrule Warriors stops here I'm going to be pissed!
Saria, Tingle, Gruse, Aghanim, Sahasrahla, Yuga, Nabooru, Darmani, Darbus, Skull Kid, Makau, Mido, Barnes Prine Ralis, Queen Rutela, Ashi, Auru, Coro, Fyer and Falbi, Captain Skipper Gulley, Irene, Oren, Osfala, Rosso, Seres, Din, Farore and Nayru (oracles). I think we could all go on.
Fierce Deity anyone?

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#8

jakysnakydx commented on Video: Zant Shows Off His Peculiar Twilight Mo...:

@AJWolfTill I feel ya! I think it makes sense though... so I'm torn. He's this dark creepy mysterious new enemy in twilight princess and then we fight him and hes this power hungry dweeb. But that's the whole point! He was a nobody who was granted power, his oddities show that gaining power doesn't make you that much more than who you were before. Still though, his voice is pretty gay.

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#11

jakysnakydx commented on Majora's Mask Fan Project Gets a New Trailer, ...:

Their original teaser video was awesome and I think their choice of style is crazy cool for Majora's Mask but I do feel their efforts are valiantly worthless... anyway, does Nintendolife have a link to their attempted amiibo raid?

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#12

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

If I have the option I always choose the physical package but in the wake of eShop releases LATER getting the retail treatment I feel slightly disillusioned. I do agree with Thomas' point however about whether or not this belittles the eShop. If Nintendo fans find out that they can hold out for a better shinier retail release we may cannibalize eShop sales. Now as Tops said if we from the get go have the option then that's a bit of a different issue, we get to choose. In the event of back tracking, I feel its a great disparity. I like the exclusivity of eShop titles... smaller pieces that are download only. I also feel cheated that I would now rather have retail copies of NES Remix and Wii Sports.

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#13

jakysnakydx commented on XType Plus Delayed in North America Due to Onl...:

I think the game looks well made (haven't played, NA area here) but ... it's essentially the same thing over and over and over. I mean... I wouldn't even mind it if it had something between each big bad boss. It'll entertain me to be sure but I know it's not going to be for long.

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#15

jakysnakydx commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

OoT wasn't my number one but it is on my top X list. I didn't play it as a kid, I played it when I was older, I think 18 or so when I first actually sat and played start to finish. It's a genuinely great game. The combat is dated, the sit, wait, strike formula is long past but elements such as character progression, difficulty progression, the actual puzzle adventuring and other elements make it a wonderful title. OoT was also the first Zelda game to REALLY build a deeper story arch. LttP had the story but it's story telling abilities were limited. OoT also made you jump through hoops to progress but it's method of doing so allowed you to be mesmerized by this world where most areas/objects have meaning.
Getting Epona for the first time opens up paths, drastically increases progression and was just so well played that it still stands as a highlight of game progression to me. Warping was later implemented but it never really overtook traveling either (twilight princess killed this mechanic, I never walked anywhere again - warp and wolf, warp and wolf).

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#16

jakysnakydx commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

@moomoo FINALLY someone I agree with on here.

In general, I finished WindWaker which meant its wasn't... terrible, I guess ... but I really don't understand why it was so much higher than other Zelda games. To further that confusion no one ever presents a reason besides story and graphics... which to me I hated and still hate the graphics and the story is as non existent as any other game but only features an interesting back story.

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#17

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@SanderEvers I full heartedly agree but there are a few other things to take into account that are changing in the environment. The question we have to answer lies in that this is a slightly different scenario. Mr. Whitehead mentioned that within a few weeks time it is near impossible to find a game without knowing it by name now while this may always be the case it is definitely promulgated by an exacerbated and exorbitant amount of shovelware.
Nano Assault might be unrecognizable to new Wii U owners because they are flooded with information about Ava and Avior save Earth. We see this on the iOS and Play markets daily. I do feel greater definition would create an equal opportunity environment. We already see that retail games or big name publisher's do have a slight highlight or differentiation on the eShop to let us know they are a different caliber. Perhaps a little dividing will go along way?
I definitely agree that one mans trash is another mans treasurebut definitely to a degree.

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#18

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@DefHalan Then the game shouldn't have been released. That's really all there is to it. There are analogies and examples galore that could be made but from an actual consumer standpoint, his decision was disastrous. It may get better with time but you only have one first impression.

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#21

jakysnakydx commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

@Stu13 Lot check has nothing to do with quality control. They actually don't even check for bugs. The purpose of lotcheck is literally to see if the game identifies with all of the requirements set forth by Nintendo in regards to intellectual property usage (referring to things like Wii Remote instead of saying Wiimote, logo's, etc.) Nintendo allows developer's to release literally whatever they want so long as it doesn't infringe directly on copyright, contain excessive gore bordering on horrific, pornography or deep religious views. (I.e. difference between Fire Emblem God references and the binding of Isaac)
Just so you don't blame Nintendo for what the developers did, lol. I feel bad for the poor lotcheck guys... can you imagine playing this kind of garbage and NOT being able to say something.

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#23

jakysnakydx commented on Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii ...:

Golden Sun is my favorite RPG of all time. I just loved its execution. There were problems... like the exorbitant dialogue... but it's a gem. I have all three and pray for a new one! A 3ds entry would really diversify the 3ds' library of great RPG's.

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#24

jakysnakydx commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@2Sang There we go. Agreed. It's true isn't it? I don't like being on the whiny side but they seriously crapped on their MOST loyal fans. I'm going to get lynched for this but the people who spend crap loads of money on Nintendo stuff just got pissed on... I totally hear ya.

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#26

jakysnakydx commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@2Sang Couple of corrections to that example, (ironic as I just saw you did the same, lol). The posters Nintendo gave way are significantly bigger. 28x22 is just bigger than 4 pieces of computer paper taped together. That and each poster set included 3 full bodied hard high gloss mat. You might have the 100 lb right but the type of paper is far more expensive than matte. Printing the materials is just one thing as then you have the logistics of sorting members and shipping them across the world. I'm not even going to attempt to put a number on it but it's more expensive than $10,000.

All of that was just to be fair, I'm probably on your side as I hate the idea of download games but... let's give them some credit.

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#29

jakysnakydx commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Axed84 @AlGator That's where I stand. To get the coins I had to buy the games listed above... I MIGHT get a 3ds download but I have all of the Wii U games. Ultimately, you're rewarding me with how I got here; buy 100 ice cream cones to win an ice cream cone. I'm very disappointed.
For those wondering about 'why' they chose to do this, it really is simple actually. You have to remember that there is no direct cost to selling a game. The game is made and you have infinite copies of it so giving one away digitally which requires nothing doesn't 'cost' anything. Yes, yes, yes, they lose potential gain from selling the game but at the end of the day it's free to them to offer these instead of making some gift and shipping it. The free gifts might have been 'cheesy' to others but I recognize them for the incredible expense they are. This however, having been spoiled, is now lazy to me.
The issue isn't even the laziness though, like I mentioned above it's the fact that it's impractical. I have these already... that's how I BECAME a platinum member.

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#32

jakysnakydx commented on Tomonubu Itagaki Thinks Gamers Will Buy A Wii ...:

@wober2 I see where you're going with that. We're not talking about the actual 'business of games and making them' but that all we're hearing is 'sales this and sales that'? There I have to agree... I'm tired of talking about that 'financial state of the Wii U', I'd really just like an article to talk about "Wii U game ______ was really _______".

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#34

jakysnakydx commented on Fi Confirmed For Hyrule Warriors Along With Sk...:

As long as we're listing our innermost desires, I'm personally hoping for Darunia - Goron Chiec
Makau - Indiegogo Zora Band guitarist
Gerudo Sword Guard
and honestly I think I'd like to take a go at this as Deku Link
... and it goes without saying the great Deity Link

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#35

jakysnakydx commented on Mighty No. 9 Has Another Crowdfunding Campaign...:

@Jazzer94 That's what I feel. This game does not appear to have required $4,000,000. Why it could possibly need more is beyond me and I'm led to believe they are doing this simply because they could. Why not get more money if you know your fans are going to?

It is my personal opinion that if a developer wants to commit him/herself or themselves they can buckle down and put something in, not grovel for more money to support a particular expectation of financial gain.

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#37

jakysnakydx commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

@DanteSolablood The Wii U is in a bad spot yes but the company is not on the brink of nonexistence. Just a heads up. I'm not going to go through the rhetoric, you probably already know it, but there is a BIG difference from, "whoops I screwed the pooch" to "I'm filing bankruptcy".

EDIT: I also wanted to comment on the PC part of your post. What does an average 'gaming rig' cost? Mine was $2,000. That's a big far cry from the cost of a Wii U or a 3ds. Even so, how many people have their computer hooked up to their TV? I've only ever known one person to do that. Console's are the average Joe's way of playing games on their living room. This reminds me of a conversation I had with a guy who said 'Why buy Wii U when we can all just play together on our own ipad's"... yeah, cause everyone has $3,000 to spend on 6 iPads right?

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#38

jakysnakydx commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

@rjejr Its predominantly a marketing subject rather than a supply chain or finance. The beginning price is very much a COGS question but in terms of price drops gaming deviecs don't follow the same pattern as smart devices or computers in general. Take the iPhone (whatever's most current). It doesn't cost $500 to make but they know they can sell it for that price so they do. Nintendo likes to make a product, price it and keep it there for ever if possible. Because hardware looses its value much faster than software we do see price drops but not in the same pattern or time table, again, as other categories.

Hope that answers a few questions.

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#39

jakysnakydx commented on Developer Hints At How Minecraft Could Shape U...:

The 3ds is more than capable of holding a version of minecraft but what is all of this discussion on graphics anyway? The entire friggin game is a giant pixel box. I agree it's clever and fun but graphics? The 3ds can handle a few giant squares. Understandably it wouldn't have infinite worlds but that's not what 3ds users want, imo. One big open sandbox and the ability to share info cough cough dream suite in animal crossing * would be plenty fine. Majong again imo, CLEARLY has something against associating their products with Nintendo or 'children' or something. The amount of animosity they have towards the idea is overwhelming. The ease of putting minecraft on Wii U (as a developer) is as simple as one phone call. They could have it ported to Wii U in a week.if they wanted.too. That's where we get the question: Why don't they?

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#41

jakysnakydx commented on Video: Lana Brings Some Deadly Magic to Hyrule...:

@Yorumi I see what you're saying but Lana's weirdness isn't unique, it's stereotypical Japanese anime girly glowy eyed. It isn't Zelda weird, it's just "Hey we don't have enough skimpy Japan porn in here, let's make a new character" weird. (cough Team Ninja) Although I will give them props for making her acceptably dressed.
EDIT: It's just how it was all derived and what it happened to be. If this were a core Zelda game and we met a side character who looked like this and that was not an overly common attribute as seen in all Japanese media than I probably wouldn't bat two eyes at it. But for me this is like adding some skinny blonde guy in swim trunks and a Hawaiian shirt who goes 'DUUUUUUDE LIKE AWWWWESOME!" and calling it a main character who stands next to link.

My favorite thing about Zelda is how close it is to other games without touching them in any way. Gorons, Zora's and Deku's compared to Elves, Orcs and Dwarves, etc. All of the weird in Zelda is really it's own quirkiness, so to see a common quirk thrown in, I feel it's like pink over a black surface.

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#42

jakysnakydx commented on Video: Lana Brings Some Deadly Magic to Hyrule...:

@Warbeard Thank you. This is what I was going to get at. I don' mind new characters in the Zelda series but this gal is comletely unnecessary. She is absolutely a cheap, uninhibited Japanese anime girl and I don't think she fits in this environment AT ALL. There was probably need for her in the plot somehow but if not this was Koei Tecmo/Team Ninja's attempt at influencing the Zelda series but as per usual in a terrible way.

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#43

jakysnakydx commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I definitely feel mobile gaming with TV connectivity is the 'way of the future'... now here me out before we all assume what I mean to say by only reading one sentence. The CURRENT status of mobile games is a joke. I do feel however that tablet technology is going to continue to advance. Buttons and home theaters aren't going anywhere.
I wish Nintendo had made the WIi U Gamepad a stand alone feature that I could take with me and play on the go (it might have needed a different physical design for that) and then sync it to a system at home to use it for asynchronous and other more in depth gaming experiences. Tablet's currently connect to the TV for some material but no one is really utilizing the objects at hand for anything REALLY meaningful. I understand there are a few good things out there but on an industry wide level, tablet's aren't overtaking consoles/handheld gaming devices quite yet.
My main point in all of this is that I feel someday my Android tablet might just sync up to a box on my TV stand that has a lot more power to play some pretty spiffy games with a command console on my lap as a control (with buttons)

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#46

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@Hernandez My argument is that I don't believe there are many people out there. And your example is exactly the same as the one I gave. You have all the third party offerings and then it's just a question of what exclusives you want. That said what do we have? A Wii U exactly like what we have now with all the 'Nintendo fanboys' getting WIi U for the NIntendo exclusives and the rest of the world still doesn't have a reason. Basically what you're asking for is WIi U to garner third party support. That's really it. Even if they did get it, why would the rest of the world change systems? They don't want Nintendo exclusives to begin with so what attraction to 'real men and real hardcore gamers' have to juimp ship to Nintendo? Nothing. It'd be exactly where we are now without such abysmal support.
That's how I see it at least. It would be AWESOME to have that content here as well on Wii U but I don't think it would 'save' Nintendo as you think it might.

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#47

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

I also want to say: I LOVE how people who like Nintendo content are all 'fanboys' no matter what age, how long they've been playing video games or any other defining feature and all 'real' gamers are those who like games with porn, violence and bad language. If you don't like THOSE games you don't really like video games and you're probably a Nintendo fan boy.
I like Playstation, I do, I've always liked their first party content. I like Ubisoft's policies and how they run their organization but I don't actually care for much or any of their content. EA doesn't have a SINGLE game that attracts me in anyway and because of that I'm not a real gamer. Personally I think it's asinine. Bethesda is a joke whose ONLY skill in video games is recreating blood and comments from Bethesda employees (especially executives) in regards to what makes a game I find beyond hypocritical and moronic.
It's just... the whole dynamic of society and 'what a video game ought to be' according to many, doesn't make any sense to me.

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#48

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@Hernandez That poses a real question I think almost all gamers and others alike tend to disregard. If Nintendo made a system just as powerful as the PS4 and XBone with no game pad would people by it? Why or why not? That's what I really want to hear, why or why not? I want to hear reason from anyone who takes up this question. I say no because then what? We have three systems that are ALL exactly the same and offer the same content. We'd then have three systems ALL exactly the same with no difference except for each systems individual properties. The final determination would be one simple question! What do you want more? Halo and Gears of War? Legend of Zelda and Mario? Or God of War and Uncharted. Why would anyone choose the system based on anything else? At that point they'd all be priced the same, offer the same third party content across the board and any one who isn't a 'Nintendo fanboy' who likes those first party games would have absolutely no reason to buy it.

If Nintendo created a PS4 equivalent it would have no market.

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#49

jakysnakydx commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@midnafanboy Thank you for pointing that out... Assasin's creed 4 took the most social media hype as graphs showed and I don't get why. "Oh my gosh look! We get to do THE EXACT SAME THING VERBATIM!!!" It's just beyond me why everyone's so excited about that game. As for Far Cry 4 exact same situation... I remember when far cry was that game series that just kept coming out but everyone wanted it to die, then 3 comes out and "OHMIGOSH! I LOOOOOVE THIS GAME AND ALWAYS HAVE!" I don't get it :/
Anyone who likes those games, awesome, I really don't care but personally I just don't get why it influences the masses so much.

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#50

jakysnakydx commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

The dumbest decision Nintendo could ever make with Mario Kart 8 is not including additional tracks as DLC. The game already has just as many courses as every other rendition of Mario Kart (excluding super circuit but those are far easier to make) so at this point, anyone against DLC can shove it right back down their throat. You got what you paid for now the rest of us who want more can get it. I'd be content with remakes of courses from previous titles. Banshee boardwalk!