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Wed 27th Aug 2008

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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.)



MarkyVigoroth commented on Koei Tecmo Says Hyrule Warriors Has Breathed N...:

According to Sean Malstrom, 'To those who have seen Zelda since the beginning, you know Zelda did big changes throughout the games. Then, with Wind Waker it seems like everything froze into place. The ‘change’ is something like trains or flying but the formula is the same.' There is also the fact that, at heart, the game is a sword-fighting game, even with the larger emphasis on puzzles. After all, the focus is not on Link himself, but rather the Master Sword. Otherwise, there would not have been a backlash regarding Skyward Sword possibly having Link ditch his sword.

Oddly, Eiji once said that Twilight Princess was 'without a doubt, the last Zelda game as you know it in its present form.' However, barring the possible sword change, the series remained very much the same. Hyrule Warriors not only brought this change (in a way that does not alienate the series, too!) but also was closer to the traditional games! To this effect, I dare say that Hyrule Warriors is the new true and honest The Legend of Zelda series!

If Koei ever did Mario Warriors, then all I want is THE ABILITY TO PLAY BOWSER.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fres...:

Finally! I have been awaiting this type of pack!

I found odd that you play Human/Garudo Ganon yet not Boar/Beast Ganon in the game. I also found odd that Tecmo released DLC starring Tingle (which is not necessarily fondly-received in the Americas) and the CDi games (which had their basis on those YouTube Medleys and not on the games themselves) yet not related to the Boar/Beast Ganon, who is more iconic.

This is elevating my wishes of buying Hyrule Warriors, now!



MarkyVigoroth commented on Sounds Like Super Smash Bros. Director Masahir...:

Masahiro should eat a lot more enzymes. People's bodies make less enzymes when they get older.

On another point, he worked on Super Smash Bros. Melee 13 months straight, once working 40 hours straighter.... no wonder Super Smash Bros. Melee is so fabulous and, at times, considered superior to Super Smash Bros. Brawl...



MarkyVigoroth commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

...Super Mario Bros. 3. That is the only game that actually lived up to its hype. Also, the game is growth in every way from the original Super Mario Bros. 1, from the graphics to the world... even while sharing the same system of Super Mario Bros. 1!

Super Mario World is great, but had flaws in the intensity of its content, especially when Nintendo- started fighting Sega at that stage in the life of Nintendo-.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Interview: Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on H...:

Actually, I wish Sigeru would have left alone the table. The original The Legend of Zelda games were very combat-oriented, puzzles being little more than mazes and hidden rooms. Around the time The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker was released, the gameplay had taken a slower pace, balancing battle with puzzles. Had Yosuke been allowed to do the game he wanted, he would have recaptured the older fans of the games that did not like the new direction that tha newer games had been going. Besides, given how the faster-paced, puzzle-free/reduced games were ridiculously popular, I doubt that Yosuke would have that much trouble selling his take on the series. After all, people are more excited with Dynasty Warriors than the to-be-released game of The Legend of Zelda to the Nintendo Café.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Violent Video Games Blamed for Knife Attack in...:

Frankly, I just want violent video games to be banned already. I mean, GIGO does not apply to just computers and accounting. People put out what they put in. A steady stream of violence would give out the fruit of violence. To continually blame the parents would be overestimating the capacity and reach of parents, underestimating the capacity of children, and underestimating the reach of external sources when outside the vicinity of the child's house (say, at school, the mall, or even at a friend's house!).

If nothing else, a ban on violent video games would reduce (albeit not eliminate, since problems related to sin itself cannot be completely removed by human power) the amount of children cussing at each other through XBOX Live.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Talking Point: Warren Spector Asks, Where Are ...:

I defend Reason 4 so hard, especially since video games are essentially for little kids from which teenagers need to wean.

Then again, I also poke around Reason Three. After all, plays were once 'silly fares' (hence why William Shakespeare did not publish them).



MarkyVigoroth commented on LucasArts Shut Down By Disney:

@YellowHare91 --girl look at that body.

Either way, I saw so much potential... they could even have made LucasArts games into Kingdom Hearts worlds! (Imagine the potential that Monkey Island, Sam&Max, or the Tentacle could have gotten!)



MarkyVigoroth commented on Grant Kirkhope Wishes He Could Make Banjo-Kazo...:

First someone at Rare wonders why Nintendoo does not simply ask Rare for permission to release Donkey Kong 64. Now Someone (else?) at Rare want to make a true and honest sequel to Banjo Tooie!

I think Rare just wants to be with Nintentoo again... and should be.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Reaction: Doom and Gloom Merchants on Wii U Be...:

'Nintendo is doomed! vs. 'It prints money!'

I had been reading semi-conflicting reports from two 'video game hierophants': one said that Nintendo is underpowered and limiting potential (see the low strength that Wii has alongside how the FABULOUS graphics on the 3D Pokédex are not present in Pokémon X/Y, alongside how Nintendoo seems to focus on minigame collections, Rhythm Heaven being an example). Another said that Nintendoo is losing due to them wanting to force things THEIR way (for example, 3D Mario even when 2D obviously sells, or again, a puzzelda series when the better game was A Link to the Past), being 'artsy' instead of focusing on what others want. Neither were that good with the Nintendo Café (The second hierophant thought that the Nintendo Café 'gave up' by copying its competition with the GamePad. I forgot what the first hierophant said, but I think that the strength of the Nintnedo Café was also bashed.)

Myself, yet another video game hierophant, think that Nintendoo would be the one who will be the sole game provider eventually, given history.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Feature: The Wonderful World of Multiplayer Ad...:

I feel so bad for Pokémon Crystal and TCG... When I played Pokémon Trading Card Game 2 and saw the in-game Card Pop, I thought that the programmers put in that one because they knew how little people used the IR service, thus the programmers programmed an in-game Card Pop so that everyone would have the experience.

I also remember my Trainer House's opponent getting messed up. I figured that someone who used my GameBoy Color had Mystery Gifted with the TV set (since, even at a young age, I knew that both the TV set and the GameBoy Color used IR).



MarkyVigoroth commented on Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero:

To be frank, this does right what Phillips (due to the poor quality of the games) and Mike Hoye (due to the gender-flipping being rather shoe-horned) did wrong. Plus, the logic of Zelda being in the title is excellent justification for this hack.

I suspect feminizing protagonists in games would become a meme now.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Team Meat: We'd Work With Nintendo If Meat Boy...:

Frankly, if Super Meat Boy is coming, then why not the protagonists from those PETA Nintendoo parodies? After all, Pokémon Black & Blue got a lot more of response than their previous games, so they would be on equal level with Meat Boy.

Seriously, I am surprised that people are turning from Meat Boy here. I remember when I was essentially the only one who disliked him because he came from Newgrounds...

Also, about 'free,' I think that they were saying that 'You don't have to pay us for the right to use Meat Boy in the next Super Smash Bros!' After all, they would get free advertisement on the same level that Fire Emblem did on SSB2!



MarkyVigoroth commented on Does This iOS Monster Battling Game Remind You...:

1) Was not Crystal MOnsters another POkémon ripoff?
2) To be frank, I actually like 'trying out' ripoffs. (I think such is that, since I like the core concept so much; imitations would not detract me! least I like the infamous Gianna Sisters and the lesser-known Lizzie McGUire 3: Homecoming Havoc...)
3) Whiscat seems to be a Pokéfied Big the Cat (Sonic Adventure). In fact, if I ever get this game, I am going to catch a Whiscat and call him 'Big'.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Reaction: Age Ratings and Video Games:

I am rather hypocritical here. I mean, though I fully support this ban (and even so far to go to actually wish that California put those warning labels or outright bans on violent video games), I played Persona 3 when I was 16. (Even so, to this day, I still do that Evoker movement when others would say 'This is just so full of fail... just shoot me.')

The reason why I am so strict is due to GIGO applying to humans, no matter what their maturity level. (I am evidence to that.)



MarkyVigoroth commented on Feature: Wario is Missing?:

I hope that they are purposefully keeping Wario a secret, eventually revealing him later on when the game is made.
If that is not the case... "yell" at Nintendoo.



MarkyVigoroth commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:

I add a few references to this discussion:

In an "Iwata Asks," I heard of something along the lines of: "Give them one, they want two. Give them two, the want up to five."
In a gaming site, someone talked about ho gamers are insatiable, citing the examples of the players of that one shooter-rpg hybrid that had controls that were meant to be realistic/challenging, but only frustrated gamers, even when the controls were meant to be that way. I think limited inventory was another cited factor.
Lastly, I leave you all with a concrete quote: