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Wed 27th Aug 2008

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MarkyVigoroth commented on Pokémon Red, Blue & Yellow Are Coming To The ...:

Aiyah! The bearded(?) Groudon was right!
I was surprised that link functionality was added!
I am surprised that people actually hated on this announcement. Me, these games, despite their pain in playing, formed the foundation of the entire franchise and therefore deserve to be released, first.
...even so, playing these games was still painful (Even Pokemon Silver was more comfortable!). I would only buy these if enough people buy these games in the real world, thus justifying link battles.
I think that the Generation 2 games would be next... though shaneoh's comment woke me up to the fact that the Time Capsule would be an issue...



MarkyVigoroth commented on Mother 3 Heading to the Wii U eShop in Japan o...:

I have some great expectations of the release of the game here in the Americas. The problem is that Mother 1 already had an English translation available (in the 'Earthbound Zero' leak), while no such official translation came out to Mother 3...
...unless Nintendo- takes up Tomato's offer of taking Tomato's unofficial translation of the game.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Final Fantasy's Cloud Is Set To Cause Some Str...:

Aiyah! I remember wanting Puck-Man, Mii, and Cloud Strife to be in the game! this point, I would not be totatally surprised if Gojiira, despite being a film character, was in the game.
This gives hopes that King K Rool would be in the game, though. I mean, given the popularity of Cloud Strife, King K Rool would be possible.
I echo people here: Cloud appeared in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories from the GameBoy Adavnce, qualifying the 'Nintendo- appearance' requirement. (Besides, was not Final Fantasy VII once going to be through the Nintendo- 64?)



MarkyVigoroth commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Pokémon G...:

Fufufu... I am playing Pokemon Silver while I read this article!

Seriously, I remember the Joy I got getting hype over the new 100 Pokemon and the new types, them ending up stimulating the imagination of mine. (I even thought that, if I figured out what the entire Annon alphabet meant, I would be a Pokemon Master!) The hype was quite early; my earliest memory of Pokemon was me seeing the Farfetch'd microanimation from the VCR of Pokemon: the 1st Movie at ToysЯUs, hence I got into the series at the border between the generations. (Right now, though, the Pokemon from Generation 2 felt different... not the same Joy I got from the previous generation... Is this the '1st love' effect?)

Yes; I got figurative nosebleeds (and some Fear and Surprise) from the Hyper Beam animation. Speaking of animations, I remember thinking that the way the games would upgrade the graphics would be having trainers get animations. (Back then, I found difficult that the graphics could get any better; Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire being quite some time away.)

I also felt excitement from the new Types... though this started the 'Light Type' controversy... (Myself, alongside Light, I thought that Nintendo- would make a Rainbow Type because the Rainbow Energy had its own symbol in the TCG back then!)

I heartily agree with how Gold and Silver improved upon Red and Blue. I remember not playing the first-generation games much, me starting on Pokemon Silver. After playing Pokemon Red in its entirety this year, an experience that I expected to be pure Joy was, in reality, mixed with Disgust and Anger. The moves, while plentiful, were still too small in number per type. I mean, I felt that there were too little POKEMON per type, Dragon types notwithstanding! Also, the general interface felt so uncomfortable. While Pokemon Silver had its own flaws (Fury Cutter being the closest to a decent Bug move!), the game was so much better than the previous generation.

I reiterate the time thing. Back then, I did not have a wristwatch nor those fancy cellular telephones from back then (which were less advanced than those from Nippon, not that I, a youngster at the time, was appropriate with one), hence my Pokemon Silver game WAS my 'wristwatch!' I did appreciate the time features... though there were a few moments of Anger that resulted from them... Also, I actually enjoyed the telephone calls... though I do not recall Youngster Joey from being that annoying...

The exploration (of both regions)... that had Joy, location-wise and music-wise. I even enjoyed the Generation 2 remixes better than the Generation 1 originals! (I do not deny the points of Anger from the HM obstacles, though...) The chasing Legendary Beasts was Disgust leading into the Sadness of resignation that I would never catch those beasts, though...

Do we not remember Karen's words from this generation... about playing with your favourites? (Back then' I did not understand what she meant.) Nowdays, in the remixes of the Generation 3 games, a gentleman talks about how we trainers eventually have to pick function above all else in Pokemon. I wonder about that zeitgeist...



MarkyVigoroth commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

I remember when someone non-seriously suggested the name 'Nintendo... Life?' (No; really, who was that person?) I also remember when the new website got a question that said 'Is this an April Fool's joke?' only to have NintendoLife say 'That's what you hope.'



MarkyVigoroth commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

Let me elaborate: the graphics had their best appearance here... quite soft-looking while 'stabilising'. The Natures and double battles added better dimensions to battling. Our Pokemon could relearn moves! The Contests added a pleasant yet immersive addition to the Pokemon world. The world was great, having what I found a good balance of water and land. Even the berry system was excellent! I even liked the e-Reader functionality!

Of course, later titles added great things: better moves of every type, the Fairy type, restoration of the Day-Night system, wireless interaction... even the Dream World/Online world! I just like this generation the most.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Nintendo Is Unique, Different And Does Its Own...:

I wonder if Sony and Microsoft would copy Splatoon, given the popularity of the game... They already copied the Revolution Controller...

Either way, I fear that Nintendo- is just trying to follow the 'dudebro' gamer, Michael Patcher, and numerous third-parties. Nintendo- did do its own thing in very much all of its consoles: the NES introduced the D-Pad alongside gaming in general to a landscape that preferred computers over consoles; the N64 was Nintendo- obsessing over 3D, the GameCube was self-fanservice, the Revolution not only reintroduced gaming to former gamers and never-gamers but also introduced a feasible motion controller. The Cafe went back with the self-fanservice. The GameBoy brought affordable (not just up-front) portable gaming to others. The 1DS was Nintendo- playing with technology while the 3DS was more 3D self-fanservice. Even so, did anyone notice that the GameCube switched to discs after criticism that the N64 failed due to its dependence on consoles, or again, that the Cafe switched to HD after criticism that the Revolution 'needed' HD?



MarkyVigoroth commented on Yo-Kai Watch Will Be The Next Pokémon, Claims...:

If Viz Media was true, then that is more telling on how far Pokemon has fallen. I still enjoy the main seires, but, after Pokemon Emerald, the series has stagnated in the main series. (At least Game Freak has gotten spin-offs... but those may be overstaying their welcome...)



MarkyVigoroth commented on CyberGadget's Ridiculously Well-Equipped Retro...:

@Snader According to someone who commented on the previous article, the Super Famicom and the Super Nintendo- have the same connectors, whereas the Famicom does not share one with the Nintendo-. This console, emphasising the Nipponese market, decided to focus on the Nipponese consoles. In other words, support of the Super Nintendo- was more or less an accident.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Nintendo Expecting Mobile Business To Eclipse ...:

I think he is going too far. Smartphones are actually micro-computers first that just happen to play games. (People who had to struggle with touch controls can testify to this.) Nintendo- should just try to go back to making software relevant to everyone's (not just males in the adolescent and young-adult category) lives.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Accepta...:

Do not bother with 3D for now. While I enjoyed even Sonic Heroes, if Sega wants to restructure, Sega should start with the basics of the first 3 (or 4) Sonic the Hedgehog games. A new character (or the recycling of an old one, especially Mighty or Ray or even one of the ones from the Sound Test of the 1st game) can provide that new control experience that Miles and Knuckles gave.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Proof of Functioning Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Eme...:

I thought that the XBOX Durango would be emulated first.
Nintendo- consoles are always the easiest ones to open this way. Then again, Sony and Microsoft are technological giants, hence they have way more experience and effort in blocking piracy.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

Blaming bad sales of handheld-consoles on cellular phones carries the same logic of blaming bad sales of regular-consoles on computers. During the Video Game crash, computers proliferated (recall the advertising of the Commodore64 that mocked the Atari 2600), yet Nintendo- broke through the climate. After all, computers had no intention of playing games; they were general-purpose machines that just happened to be able to play games. Cellular phones, even of the smart variety, are just handheld computers and therefore share the same paradigm.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s M...:

Regarding Super Mario Bros 3...
...from my perspective, either Sigeru meant that the player was playing a re-enactment of events that really did happen to the Mario Bros or Sigeru wanted to discredit Super Mario Bros 3 because he thinks the best Super Mario game is Super Mario Galaxy, even though Super Mario Bros 3 sold tonnes more than Super Mario Galaxy.

Also, the response to the Bowser Jr question makes sense. I very much always thought that all of Bowser's children were not related to him by family.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer...:

Super Mario Bros 3 is the best because that game is the ONLY one that actually satisfied hype. Super Mario World may have had better hardware, but Super Mario Bros 3 expanded the Mario Bros universe to excellent effect, giving a video-game experience that was so rich; the game expanded even into a 2-player mode! (I played the GBA versions of both Super Mario Bros 2 and Super Mario World, both having similar sound and graphics. Super Mario Bros 3 won.) Then again, Super Mario Bros 3 pushed the graphics into almost next generation!



MarkyVigoroth commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

Interestingly, I am in Generation 1 due to me playing through some of video game history.

The one glaring flaw in this article is the omission of the video game based on the TCG. Then again, I felt a rush when he wrote about the TCG, hence...



MarkyVigoroth commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

The annual release date is just Nintendo- imitating EA. I mean, the constant sports releases EA gives just go down salty to me. Contrast that to Super Mario Bros 3; save the e-Reader stages (which shrunk with each country, eventually being non-existent in Europe), every release of Super Mario Bros 3 is very much the same yet still fresh without DLC. Fabulous games do not necessarily need supplements in keeping themselves 'fresh'.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

Nintendo- does not need 'secret sauce'; Nintendo- needs to go back to serving meals that customers want. Nintendo- stopped being intelligent and started becoming 'creative' some time ago. (No wonder there are actually little games that I want from the Nintendo- Café, most of them sequels of giant IPs.)