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Tue 29th April, 2014

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nostalgianinja commented on Retro VGS Crowdfunding Campaign "Dead In The W...:

Think the major problem is their selling-point. They make it sound like they're chiding modern consoles for features that are actually useful. Playing on the internet is a major plus, Local multiplayer became optional the moment when internet became a thing. Cart systems are something that Nintendo still do with their handhelds, and still do work well. Retro is something to be appreciated, not to be exploited. The project shows points of exploitation much like what the OUYA had when it was marketed as a "AAA killer."

The mentality that these types of products have are really rarely rationalized by what the market is. Now while I may be chiding them for trying to exploit an audience, I still did want to see where this project went.

Harping on the idea wasn't exactly wise for the most part. I smelt a bad egg from the start and felt that this project wouldn't last long to begin with.

Still good that they're ambitious about it though. I'd like to see where the project goes from here. it's an interesting curiousity and I really thought their controller could be something of use. I'd buy that though.



nostalgianinja commented on Rumour: Sega 3D Classics Such As Golden Axe Co...:

I'm not entirely sure how or where those values are found, but a lot of the community are skeptical of it for now.

I'd be too, really. Don't really know what to think of this bit of data that was found. Maybe a little more thorough research from the hacking community would reveal more.

All in all, hidden text in games are just that - hidden text. Until any confirmation comes of any of these titles, I'd say take with a bit of salt, but remain hopeful that some of the many titles would come out.

Myself? Comix Zone would be interesting in 3D. Seeing pages rip in the 3D view would be amazing in my point of view.



nostalgianinja commented on Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Is Dashing To The Ninte...:

@Zeldamaster97 The Wii U version of the game was a complete and utter mess. Glitches, Bugs and exploits to be found in the game (probably so even after the patches too). The 3DS version was clunky and hard to control, but at least it wasn't as much of a mess as what the Wii U version was

Don't defend the Wii U version of Sonic Boom, Defend the Wii U itself. Doesn't help that BRB had to deal with development issues and little to no support from Sonic Team, and that the engine that Sonic Boom Wii U was made on was not specifically optimized for the Wii U at that point, so clunky controls, jerky gameplay and difficult movement kind of was a misnomer for the game in the long run.



nostalgianinja commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

I think @kiigu is hitting the nail on point here. The only thing REALLY required here is to make sure that the frameworks are there and compatible for the system.

Nintendo still do keep a very strict guideline for their work in regards to Quality Control and in terms of those guidelines. (Lest we forget 1983) Android's lack of standards is what makes me disgusted at people throwing their arms up towards Mobile and the reason why I think the Mobile industry deserves a crash before anything goes.



nostalgianinja commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

@Peach64 I think I still disagree for a certain aspect: We don't know what chips are going to run the NX. If they're ARM-based, then sure, but with the Wii U being Power PC based, it blocks the compatibility aside. Perhaps a sacrifice that needs to be made (or have an extra chip that handles the Wii U Dolphin hardware) for compatibility?

One never knows, still, building from the ground up would be better than building on the basis of an Android Operating system, it means removing hundreds and hundreds of lines of core programming to get to the designated system.

Still, I think once we know what the system runs off of completely, we can make a definitive decision on what will be done with this... thing. I don't think Nintendo would even use the Android System as a whole, but would probably use integral parts of the OS to build on their own OS. Open to interpretation and speculation if you will, but I don't think much of the Android Operating System will be left once they put it in as a final product at all.



nostalgianinja commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

The Android system is very vulnerable. I would be surprised they actually went through with this given the fact that there's constant bugs and issues that crop up. Compatibility would be scrapped for something more benign and I don't really think Nintendo would have been working on this since the development of the Wii U to warrant too much thought for me.

Although it sets warning bells that the industry is basically choking itself on what it believes to be "Good games" I believe that Nintendo need to stay true to themselves (like they have always been) in order to succeed on their own and not succumb to the fast and easily broken mobile industry.

Hopefully Nintendo are /smart/ about this if it does go like this.



nostalgianinja commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

ARE you freaking serious?

You know why people don't care about Senran Kagura? It's RATED as a game which promotes nudity and violence (to some extent, not full-blown) and that's WHY it's rated 16.

Did someone really get their knickers in a knot because of they saw 1) Women fighting, 2) breasts sticking out?

Honestly, it's not XSEED's or Tamsoft's responsibility, they're creating an art, an art which a certain audience enjoy, And just for a fighting game?
Also, I'm sure that you can attack other games for their integrity, but why choose this one?



nostalgianinja commented on Game Freak’s Director Explains Why TEMBO THE...:

Also, I don't see why everyone's so bitter about this. I can see it being a good means since Nintendo hogged Sonic for a FULL 3 game exclusivity deal, 2 of which didn't do so well (Sonic Lost World tried at least, Boom just wasn't good at all) and one that had mediocre results.

Gotta admit though, Sega's Marketing Team are sure weird when it comes to fan demands. Where's PSO2? Where Puyo Tetris? There's so much demand for both of the above games, yet no care went into even knowing if there's any progress in it? I'm at least glad we're getting an English Miku game for the 3DS, but it's been way overdue.

So if it really is that great, I'll get it on PC, supposing that Sega go the Steam-Powered route.



nostalgianinja commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I love me some nice black hardware. Seriously, most of my hardware in my household is black, I've got to keep a motif here.

I think I need to buy myself a 32GB micro SD as well, but that will have to wait 2 weeks later when I've got my pay.



nostalgianinja commented on Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streame...:

Ooohhh. Anime content right on a New 3DS (which I'm going to buy).

I'm for this, and I'd be even more for this is we could change sub/dub versions as well as getting some decent Anime. I think most of the Anime here are going to be E-rated though, so don't get your hopes up for anything like Eva or anything like that. Could be a possibility with an online filter service, though (Just sayin')



nostalgianinja commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

I see a lot of people saying "It's okay if the smaller one doesn't come out." What difference does ONE INCH make?

Still, the normal N3DS argument doesn't make sense.

I'll be buying a black N3DS on launch though, since most (if not all) my games are European release.



nostalgianinja commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

Half the stuff on this game is broken, and the game lost interest already. This game has not aged well and surely doesn't feel fun at all. I'd rather fire up Nullpomino than this.

I wanted something exciting, interesting and fun, and Tetris Ultimate doesn't feel that way. I currently have 82% of the game complete and the only badges I can't get are the ones way out of my reach. (there's about 10 of them that I can't get.), currently on 8th-Black Belt and I'm bored of the customization. There's nothing aesthetically pleasing about this game, and there's no modes that can redeem my interest in the game.

I'd like a Fever Mode, like what Tetris Axis introduced (and what Puyo Puyo Tetris introduced for Big Bang Mode, which is heavily intuitive.) because we're looking to add to the game, not buy the same iteration over and over again.

The scoring system is broken, most of the DAS settings are unstable and all the modes feel too easy when you get to a level of play which you speed through the game.



nostalgianinja commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Meanwhile, may I crawl back in my hole? Sucks that of all of the anticipated games of 2014, TU was Terrible and PuyoTet has no likelihood of being released Westside. I'm still angry at Sega, so it's understandable I guess. (Sonic Boom was Terrible too, by the way, and I hope Sega redeems themselves this year.)

New 3DS would be nice. When I've bought Majora's Mask, I'll buy OOT just to play that too.



nostalgianinja commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

"With friends like these, who needs enemies?"

Like I've said time and time again, I need 10+ games and a collectable value of 100 hours before I buy another console. my 3DS is starting to shape up its bulk of games too. Sorry, but the Vita isn't worth it for me, not even for the value of Region Free.



nostalgianinja commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:

Still wondering though, once this exploit is out, it'll blast the doors open for others to find more holes in the system to have more homebrew. Same happened with Smash Brawl, and Twilight Princess, And cough Lego Batman.

Having a guess the exploit is going the same route that The Wii had when it got hit with the hole. It'll only be a matter of time before someone figures it all out.

As the honor of Homebrew Coders: They NEVER have or want anything to do with piracy. It's the pirates that steal from the homebrewers to use THEIR exploits against them. It'll only be a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.



nostalgianinja commented on Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presen...:

@Damo This is probably a snark case from Konami.

Entitlement to Fair Use is what is being done inside the book and is fully allowable as per copyright and trademark laws. If there is a cease-and-desist, then can that cease-and-desist be objected? Can you challenge the fact that one is simply "teaching and library archiving" your works, which is fully legal and allowable?

ayayayai Konami, you're in a sticky situation with this case, I don't get you... -.-



nostalgianinja commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

@Luffymcduck it's not about the franchise, it's the idea behind it. You could say the same to Sega, or Activision, or Microsoft, or Ubisoft or anybody else for the matter. This is not a fight of "innovation and ideas." It's rather a fight of "Immersive and enjoyable" things. This is why I play games, as a release and to get out of personal issues that I have.

As for Miyamoto, I've always seen him as a man with a good sense of humor, and his ideas give formative decisions towards the outcomes of his designs. It's not what you put in. It's what you get out. Gaming is an art, and not just something that needs to be splashed up on. Many people forget this when going into the industry.



nostalgianinja commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@Daruncic Wish so, too. ((Damn it Sega, why do you make me feel like I have to resort to doing so much to continue my binge on Puyo? It's been 10 years ))

@unrandomsam With Sega Co-Licensing its part of Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Sonic Team consistently restructuring, I doubt it would come over officially. Sega have always been reluctant to release Puyo Puyo overseas (which I wonder why Mean Bean Machine and Kirby's Avalanche were created in the first place, they broke the means to make Puyo Puyo popular here.) While the Tetris Company are quite open to Licensing over here, I'm afraid it'll be the same case as Tetris Monsters.

@kupocake This, to Tetris Ultimate. I have the feeling people are going to whinge a lot at Tetris Ultimate for the way it's going to do a lot of things. It doesn't even have a Fever Mode (by now I would have expected one, like Axis had.) and Puyo Puyo Tetris looks like the most complete game that's been done in a while. (Axis was kind of like an add-on to Tetris Party Deluxe, which shows how lazily ported it was.) Right now, the future for Tetris Ultimate 3DS has potential for people to buy consoles. (I remember Sisu of Hard Drop asking about the 3DS in the Q&A Forums).

Hell, I'd live for a Lucky Attack mode like what's in PPT. No questions.