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Male, 44, Dominican Republic

Gaming fan.

Thu 10th January, 2013

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maceng commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

Nintendo direct breakup:
1. Content: focus on one or two games, but include third party games as well as indies. For example, a Smash Bro ND covering both versions (8-10 min), with current and upcoming releases from Nintendo and third parties (3-5 games) covered in depth for 10-12 minutes.
2. Repeat every 4-6 weeks.
3. Include games that appeal to kids and grownups.

For example, a ND around the 15th of April with Mario Kart 8 at the center, plus information regarding upcoming releases for both the Wii U and 3DS (like Shovel Knight, Moon Chronicles, Kirby Triple Deluxe, NES Remix 2 and Mario Golf), games that should arrive from April 15th to May 31st. Finally, a small 30sec video of upcoming releases in the months to follow.
Next ND (towards the end of May), focuses on MK8 for a mere minute, and then continues with Tomodachi Life as the center of it, and then focuses on upcoming games like Siesta Fiesta, Shantae's Pirate Curse, Scram Kitty and a couple of Wii U retail games. Then a 30 sec video incluidng games like Smash Bros for the 3DS and say, Bayonetta. And so on...

Nintendo can include a small segment highlighting special chapters or scenes in already releases games, incluidng Nintendo Land and Super mario 3D, to cater not only you and me, but everyone else.



maceng commented on Turtle Tale Slowly Moves Closer to the eShop o...:

I'll give them some credit because I found Cosmos X2 to be quite enjoyable, albeit with very limited graphics that somehow where simpler than this, but looked a lot better. I couldn't get around to plat Antipole, bu t I heard nothing but good stuff about it. Still, at least the color palette for these graphics should be revised!!



maceng commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

Also, Luigi's Mansion has an excellent download only play option (you hunt ghosts thru a 5-, 10- or 25 stories tower). If everyone owns a cartridge then there are several other modes.
Also, Mario tennis and Mario Kart 7 have Ok download play options (less customizing, less tracks, and so on), but definitely enjoyable.



maceng commented on Feature: Looking at the 3DS Revolution on its ...:


I don't consider the 3ds to be a revolution but just a small step from the DSi.

Its main feature, the stereoscopic 3D effect, has been left aside by the majority of publishers as well as by Nintendo. Very few titles make use of it in a significant way. The same can be said about Streetpass, AR cards (barely mentioned on the article) as well as Spotpass. Mii universe is the biggest addition IMHO.
The graphics are a big letdown still (with fairly excellent achievements on Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi's Mansion and Revelations), as well as the lack of support for the Circle Pro (including its exclusion on the 3DS XL) and the weak multiplayer options.
I love my 3DS collection (more than 80 games and 10 consoles) and play it daily (I also own a PSVita, an Iphone and an iPad, by the way), but to call it a revolution is a bit farfetched.



maceng commented on Weirdness: This Super Mario 64 Fan Remake is F...:


It is really sad to hear so many comments on what seems a very uneducated nintendolife's audience. First, the visuals are very good, but what is lacking are small details such as grass, dirt and real backgrounds, as well as a major heap of proper lightning. That's it!! Well, also, details as when Mario comes to a halt, a small cloud of dirt should arise to enhance the illusion of physics and movement.
@ cheleuite: Man, you are so full of .... it!!! His English is more than OK, and is the accent of more than 1 billion (Asian) that speak English as a second language. Chances are, if you manage to try to educate yourself, that you'll have to deal with it whenever you are abroad. As a matter of fact, do you speak any other language besides "Americano"? Didn't think so!! (By the way, I'm a Latino, and speak and read 5 different languages, including English (duh!!) and Japanese).



maceng commented on DS and Wii Set High Standards in Spanish Hardw...:

Spain is a country of very old people, almost like Japan. But it is difficult for an adult to be seen playing games on a 3DS, for example, just opposite of what happens in the nation of the rising sun. So, you have a very limited population (children and teens) that enjoy playing video games.

Also, yes, the economy has been very hard on the last 4-5 years to even consider buying a high-end console that costs as much as you spend on food for a family over a month. Still, I'm very surprised for the PS vita numbers (about 30% of total sales for the 3DS!!). I think i some of the higher ratios 3DS-to-Vita that I've ever seen outside of Japan.



maceng commented on Review: Tank! Tank! Tank! (Wii U):

I paid just 18 bucks, used, from Best Buy. Its definitely a very good game for that price, as it has the co-op components, and the My Kong feature is very well done.
My son and 2 of his friends spend every single afternoon (now on the holidays) playing Nintendoland, Mario Bros U and this game. I just played for an hour with them in the 2 vs 2 mode and, pun intended, is a blast!!

Bottom line: if you can find it for 25 bucks or less, and have at least a couple of friends to play with, then go ahead and buy it. You will not regret it.



maceng commented on Video: Prepare To Be Jealous As Nintendo of Eu...:

Meh. I already have 9 3DS systems and looking forward to add the New Leaf version as well as the Fire Emblem one. I just paid 500 bucks for a limited Princess Peach one (that can only play European games, I live in Latin America), for my daughter's 5th birthday (in about 6 months). I have the 3 Pokemon ones (including Pikachu's), Mario and Luigi, a Cosmo black one, a blue 3DS XL, both Zelda systems and a pink 3DS XL. Just waiting for someone to pay a debt to complete my collection with the Japan only Charizard 3DS XL.



maceng commented on Super Mario 3D World Underwhelms on Japanese C...:

Like someone else pointed out: Ghosts and BF4 are selling well in Japan. So, what´s keeping Nintendo from releasing a game such as Metroid Reckon or Star Fox Battlefield? Metroid: Othe M was not a good example for a usual Metroid game, and still was not a flop, selling more than a 1MM copies.



maceng commented on Super Mario 3D World Underwhelms on Japanese C...:

Agree with Doma, Peach64 and GamerJunkie

Disagree with Link41x, SirGreatNose and others fixated on drinking Kool Aid...

The facts are that the increase on WiiU units was too lackluster especially when you factor in the SM3DW, and SPorts games releases. According to this info, SM3DW won´t sell more than 350,000 units in Japan, and maybe 1MM worldwide, statically speaking.
I love my WiiU, but my 3DS, my iPad and recently my PS3 take up most of my gaming time. When there are so few games, you tend to play a game for a week and then nothing for 3-4 weeks at a time.



maceng commented on 3DS XL Coloured Charging Cradles Sold Out On C...:

I managed to grab three: a yellow one for my Pikachu 3dsx, one red for my Pokemon Red one, and a green one just in case I decide to buy Luigi's. Also, since I'm definitely buying the Zelda 3dsxl, a green cradle would fit it nicely.



maceng commented on Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Clu...:

Bought three: the yellow for my Pikachu 3ds xl, a red one for the Pokemon Red Console and a green one for when the new Luigi's 3dsxl appears. I'm hoping that the white one sells less than the others and can be acquired after I purchase my WiiU. Also, my blue 3ds XL (Pokemon one and regular one) and the upcoming Zelda won't mind a generic black charger from Nintendo.



maceng commented on Coloured 3DS XL Charging Cradles Coming to Clu...:

Well, lets see...
I need a yellow one for my Pikachu 3dsXL,
a blue and a red ones for both my Pokemon X and Y systems, and finally a white one for my daughter pink 3dsXL. I'm still like 1,000 coins short so its time to buy some Wii U games (I don't have a Wii U but I'm waiting for the Mario bundle to arrive), as well as unwrap a few games that I haven't played yet (Pokemon X, Pokemon Y and Mario Party 9!!).
(My wife is so gonna kill me!!)



maceng commented on Wii U UK Software Sales on an Upward Trend, Bu...:

Not is not. The average in revenue for these eight months for the WiiU is 1.0million per month. If you consider the first three months (jan-march), the average in those 3 months is: (1.2+0.8+1.6)/3 = 1.2million, so, in fact, is slowing.

I don't remember any big games for January nor for March, to explain this trend, though.

Hoping that WiiU Sports, WiiU Fit and a couple of others along with WindWaker give the console a boost to end the year on a high note (perhaps 1.5million/month on revenue, meaning a total revenue of 8.0million for the next 3 months?). One can only hope...



maceng commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the 2DS and Wii ...:

Agreed. Still, when you consider that Microsoft hasn't make a single buck from the Xbox so far (the estimates is that the gaming division of Microsoft will make a profit around 2016), then it gives a bad impression. Haven't you seen the promotions? "buy a 700 dollars or more laptop/desktop, get a free Xbox", "subscribe for 2 years on Xbox service, get a 150 dollars rebate on any Xbox". These are the only reasons why the Xbox sold more PS3's up to 2012.



maceng commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the 2DS and Wii ...:

The PS3 is definitely not very kid friendly. After my 8-year old grew tired of the Wii, I went out to buy some kid games for my PS3. I haven't been able to buy more than 5-6 games for him and his buddies, like Little Big Planet (1,2 and karting), Batman Lego 2, and a couple more. Compared to the Wii the quantity is very underwhelming.



maceng commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the 2DS and Wii ...:

I don't think that they are loosing 50 bucks now. Maybe at launch time they did, but technology keeps getting cheaper and cheaper by the hour.

The cost has come down to US180, according to the TIME, so Big N is making a larger profit by reducing it to 250 (300 with a 50 dollar game). I don't think that coming at US250 was an option, because, how to top it off in the future? Also remember that Black Friday is later on, so you I'll be on the watch for a 300-350 bundle with Nintendo Land, WindWaker and a extra game or controller (I don't have a WiiU, yet).

I also think that at 300 is very fine piece of hardware compared to the Xbox One and the PS4, regardless of the insides of these 2 consoles. I mean, for 300 you get 2 controllers, a game pad and, probably, 2 games.