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Mon 2nd September, 2013

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jjmesa16 commented on Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things...:

#6 would have been great for the 3DS and I'm not sure why it wasn't there. It's possible that the 3DS didn't have enought power to show essentially 2 stages at once.

8 player fighting should be interesting. I'll have to try it out and see how crowded the screen is.

Nice to see that the Temple is back.



jjmesa16 commented on Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Sm...:

@Ichiban Voice chat would be awesome! Nintendo could regulate it to friend battles that way they don't get an uproar from parents.

I have to say I'm into DLC as well. A dream of mine for this game is cross-platform online play. Say I was on a trip and I only had my 3DS. It would be cool if I could play against my friend, who is on his Wii U. Too bad Nintendo's software and infrastructure aren't built like that.

I really don't get why people want Ridley. Have you people played the past games? He was a boss in Brawl. Why would Nintendo ever make a boss (a giant boss if I may add) a playable character? The playable master hand was a cheat. That doesn't count.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pokemon Snap:

I can see the gyroscope/accelerometer being a cool control mechanism for a new pokemon snap game. Virtual reality would also be cool for the 3DS. Imagine going on a road trip and taking pictures of pokemon outside while in the car, or on a walk.



jjmesa16 commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

Very disappointing that Nintendo couldn't make the adapter work with other games. So it's $20 for the adapter, and you need the controllers which are $30 a piece, for only playing one game? You could spend up to $189.96 for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (not counting any Amiibo). Nintendo is asking you, "How into Super Smash Bros. are you?" Doesn't sound like it worth it to me. I will be buying the $99 bundle though as I already have 3 Gamecube controllers.



jjmesa16 commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

@ZenTurtle Thanks for your input. I originally had a 3DS for around 2 years and it was good. I believe that the screen looked better on the small one because of the pixel density. I bought the 3DS XL when it came out because of the size (obviously) which was better for longer durations of gaming. I just don't play as much as I used to and I think the small screens will suffice. Like I said before if Nintendo had upped the screen resolution of the new 3DS XL it would have been a must buy for me.



jjmesa16 commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

@FrankieC6421 That sounds way worse than mine. Technically mine is not totally broken like yours. Mine is still playable but there is a huge black spot, probably liquid or dead pixels, that somewhat blocks the gameplay. It also has two big cracks inside the display. They are about the size and position of the face of Villager when he wins in Super Smash Bros. What happened is it was under the couch, I reclined the couch and it crushed the top screen.



jjmesa16 commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

@FrankieC6421 Yeah it seems to be the consensus that the new 3DS is better than th XL so, I think that's what I'll end up getting. I've never had a customized/decal 3DS before so it would be cool to get something different for a change. I have owned my 3DS XL since it released and love the big screens but it's disappointing that they are same resolution of the small 3DS. Also the new 3DS has enlarged displays which should make it better for longer periods of gaming. I can't wait until they come out but unfortunately I have to get a 3DS XL now that way I can enjoy so smash. My current one is broken.



jjmesa16 commented on Almost 50 Different System Themes Revealed Pri...:

Surprising that there is no pokemon theme. I'll be skipping out on most if not all of these anyway since they cost money.

I can change the background/theme on an Apple/Android device for free. Why should I have to pay for that feature on my 3DS? $2 for a Mario background, I'll pass.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

I'll get the new 3DS when it eventually comes to the states but I really wished that they updated the resolution of the screens. 400 x 240 is pretty low (the resolution is 800 x 240 in 3D mode, 400 x 240 for 2 images).



jjmesa16 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I've never played Xenoblade Chronicles but I voted for Shulk. I voted for the last picture because it's cool that you can change his stats when battling. Yould could do this in previous generations of SSB but now with forms being different characters you cannot. Even when you changed form you only had 2-3 sets of stats (pre-transformation and transformation as well as pokemon trainer) but with Shulk you have 5 sets of stats. Could be very useful in battle depending on how long it takes to change arts.



jjmesa16 commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

I have to say I love the new 3DSs but the timing sucks. My 3DS XL broke 2 days ago and I want to get a new one but I want to wait until these come out, which could be in Q2 of next year in the states. This is awesome and horrible at the same time.

Edit: I am a bit disappointed that the screen resolution isn't higher. That's one thing I wish Nintendo would have improved in their next iteration of the 3DS. Also why is the Monster Hunter 4 edition almost $70 more than the regular version?



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Su...:

@Henmii I think they will have something like that but it'll only be 20% off or less. Nintendo knows that this is a huge game and they will take advantage of that as much as they can (for example, Earthbound). Unfortunately if there is a discount it will also be exclusive to the digital versions.

A realistic expectation for price for both the Wii U and 3DS version is around $80 (digital only).



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@hopfolla Somebody has probably told you this but you meant 2015. May 2014 has already passed and I'm sad to say I haven't seen the Animal Crossing characters yet. lol

Yeah I'm pretty excited that new DLC is coming to Mario Kart and I figured it was going to happen because of Amiibo. Just as long as everything remains balanced (like the new Mercedes-Benz cars) I'm cool with Nintendo adding stuff to their games. Although I don't want Nintendo to feel like they can release unfinished games and add to it for a price later. I'm actually ok with the price of the new Mario Kart DLC as well. As much as I've played Mario Kart I think new characters, vehicles, and tracks are somewhat of a good value at $8 or $12 for both.

Also, I don't want them giving GameFreak any ideas. Paying to transfer Pokemon (although it was free when I did it) is bad enough. I don't want to have to buy Pokemon for my game.



jjmesa16 commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

@BLPs I'm with you on this one. I kind of wish that the names were in the game. I just think that the names would make it less confusing for kids or newcomers to series that watch the anime. Although the legendaries saying their names would be kind of weird as most of them "cry" or actually speak in the anime.



jjmesa16 commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

@ColdingLight I'm not sure what you mean by compatible? I know you can transfer pokemon to alpha sapphire and omega ruby through pokemon bank.

I'm really liking what I see so far. The evolution animation is pretty cool (although pokemon usually evolve out of their pokeball. The bike hopping looks interesting. I am still disappointed that most of overworld wont be in 3D.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I currently own a Wii U but I'd also like to own a PS3/PS4. Another console would be great for games that aren't on the Wii U such as Madden and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. However I'm not sure I'd use a PS3/PS4 more for gaming or movies. If the Wii U was able to play Blu-Ray movies it would probably be the only console I would buy/want.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Tough choice but I chose Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario Galaxy is one of the most innovative games that Nintendo has ever created. The graphics were stunning, the controls were simple, and the gameplay was spectacular. It was also a commercial and critic success being one of the highest rated games of all time. It won Game of the Year in 2007 from IGN, GameSpot, Nintendo Power, GameTrailers, Edge, and Yahoo! Games. It also won Game of the Generation by Eurogamer and IGN.

Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were my runners up. I really enjoyed Super Mario 64 but I just thought that Galaxy was more innovative in terms of gameplay.

Top 5 Rankings
1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Super Mario 64
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Super Mario World
5. Super Mario 3D World



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

Here is the main problem for me:

"Can I use a USB storage device formatted for a Wii U with another person's Wii U system?

No. External USB storage devices that are exclusively formatted for Wii U can only be used with the one system for which it is formatted. The only way to use your USB storage device on another Wii U is to reformat it.
Reformatting the device will erase all of its data and this data cannot be recovered."

This is the main reason I avoid all downloadable games unless there is a great sale. If you could sign into your account on your friends Wii U and play multiple games that you have downloaded onto an external hard drive that would be great. I'm not sure why Nintendo hasn't done this yet. You already have to format the hard drive so that you can't use it with a computer and I don't think any files can be copied over to another Wii U. Whenever I go to a friends house I always have to take all of my games with me. If I just had a hard drive it would be easier to take and I would be less likely to forget it. Why lock down the hard drive to a specific Wii U?

Accounts are also a big problem but I've pretty much given up on Nintendo in regards to that.



jjmesa16 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

$10 seems pretty good. Disney Infinity characters are $13 MSRP, although you can usually find them online or at Toys R' Us for around $7-10. I really like the craftsmanship on the the Disney Infinity characters. Each character is heavy/durable and each set of characters has there own unique base. So I hope the amiibo character have the same build quality. It certainly looks like they do.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):

I will probably be playing some Earthbound this weekend. The original price of this game is ridiculous. Every other SNES title game is $7.99. Why make Earthbound $9.99? What makes is $2 better than Super Mario World, which got a higher rating here on Nintendolife? Probably because Nintendo knew that people had wanted it for so long and they took advantage of those people by making them pay more.

I'm done ranting. I'll probably pick up SteamWorld Dig as well.



jjmesa16 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I'm not surprised by the figures. The thing about tablets and smartphones is that there are so many of them and some are fairly cheap. Also with tablets they are quick easy games while most games on the 3DS require more time, which children don't have the attention span for. Also tablets and smartphones can do much more than play games. They can go on the internet (with simple controls), play music and videos, and some take decent pictures. Granted the 3DS can do some of those things too but it is far easier (and faster) to accomplish those tasks on a tablet/smartphone.

Another problem with portable gaming is the price of the games. Take Angry Birds for example. The price of Angry Birds for the 3DS is $29.99 (at the time of release) for 3 games. Those same three games will cost you $3-$15(HD) on a tablet/smartphone. Another example is 2048 which costs $2 on the 3DS and is free on the App Store. I think this is probably the biggest problem with console gaming nowadays but there is nothing that developers can do because of the money it takes to develop console games.

If say that if you look at figures of teen in high school or college, you will find that more of them own a 3DS and/or a home console. However, I still think that smartphones and tablets will beat them in the amount of time that people spend gaming on such devices.