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ollietaro

ollietaro

Japanized

Male, 26, Canada

Currently obsessed monster hunter.

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Mon 22nd April, 2013

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#8

ollietaro commented on Video: The Monster Hunter Training Academy Emp...:

I didn't know Professor Layton was moonlighting as a Monster Hunter storyteller! I don't know why I still wait for an opening to sharpen/take a Mega Potion in the same area as G-rank Yian Garuga. That thing will chase you until you DIE.

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#9

ollietaro commented on Video: There's Almost Too Much Disney In This ...:

Playing the first game was better than my experience at the Disney store. The first game was one of those unlikely surprises where it may look like a kid's game on the surface, but its appeal lies in a solid all-around game. Obsessive collecting of materials? Check. Legitimately challenging action/adventure? Check? Crafting of creative & colourful foods, costumes, and furniture? Triple-check. Did I mention you can dress your Mii up in Disney costumes plus many more creative ensembles than just your standard Streetpass plaza outfits/hats?

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#12

ollietaro commented on Review: Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silve...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I loathed FF Tactics DS. I was playing it for a while until I realized, hey this is tedious! So I played something else and would forever tread cautiously near anything that mentioned FF Tactics. Maybe Mercenaries Saga won't be as tedious. I don't understand why these isometric tactics games can't just turn around 45 degrees and be straight up and down like Fire Emblem. You never know which way the cursor will move!

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#13

ollietaro commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

I finished Golden Sun: The Lost Age GBA years ago. It was a big, fun adventure with giant puzzle labyrinths and exciting rpg battles, not to mention some of the finest graphics on GBA. It was one of the very few RPGs I completed and I got the player's guide for it at the time and had a blast. From the makers of Mario Tennis!

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#14

ollietaro commented on Video: Catch Up With Extensive Monster Hunter ...:

A cool new hunting style would make for faster travel underwater and maybe equipping the hunter with jets on their leg armor to add speedier travel. I hope Capcom doesn't ignore underwater battles in future. I was imagining they'd do air battles next time. Underwater creatures are cool. And I can't wait to see Forest & Hills in 3D. I would love to see the Swamp and Jungle as well.

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#15

ollietaro commented on Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Fr...:

I would love this to happen in Canada, as well. Didn't the UK do something similar for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, as well? Over here, it came out to practically silence... Anyways, I didn't buy Tomodachi Life the first time it went on sale (it was either 32.99 or 27.99) but I'm definitely onboard for a second sale.

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#18

ollietaro commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on More Screens for M...:

@Acarie Keep going, don't get discouraged! There is a massively rewarding experience ahead of you. And don't worry when you get killed by a monster the first time. I've gotten killed over 200 times and I completed the game SOLO. It took me two years but I would still play MH3U if I wasn't playing 4U right now. These are not the sort of experiences that can be rushed.

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#21

ollietaro commented on Fire Emblem Fates Third Path And New HOME Them...:

Funny how there are two versions and yet Best Buy has a pre-order for only one and it's priced $49.99 CAD. I won't be happy if both versions cost $49.99 each. If they do, I'll only be getting Conquest, thanks. Having too much choice is a curse, anyways, not a virtue.

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#23

ollietaro commented on Video: Disney Magical World 2 Looks as Charmin...:

I'm excited for this because the first game set a high precedent for the series so I have faith that the developer will stick to the formula. It seems like they kept a lot of the elements of the first game (Daisy's Shop, Chip 'n Dale's factory, 100-Acre Wood, and the café) and gave those a fresh coat of paint while adding new content. My only question is, how many of the costumes will be recycled for this sequel?

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#24

ollietaro commented on Feature: A Tale of Adventure and Totemic Chaos...:

As a solo player, 3 Links sound better than 4 b/c there are less characters to manage than Four Swords and it probably reduces slowdown. Also, I'm to understand Link isn't in this game? The three brothers' concept and names are cute. I reconsidered my rejection of this game when I happened upon this article. The more you know... Plus who can resist cosplaying?

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#25

ollietaro commented on Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks:

I only bought it for one reason: An excuse to wear the Disney Princess costumes. I created a female character just for that. I stayed, however, for the enjoyable Quest-Rewards/Materials-Costumes/Armor/Weapons gameplay. This is Monster Hunter injected with a large dose of Disney heroine, folks. It's not Animal Crossing: Disney World in the slightest. There's no relaxing involved. You're constantly running and travelling across worlds, gathering materials, cooking fantastical-looking foods, and slaying ghosts and boss ghosts to complete quests.

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#26

ollietaro commented on Disney Magical World 2 Is Happening, Folks:

This needed to happen. There's so much to draw upon. The first game had areas based on Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Aladdin. There are so many possibilities of other Disney films that could be featured in this game! An underwater Little Mermaid area, perhaps? This game is the bomb. So many items to collect and costumes and furniture to fashion. It also features a legitly challenging action-rpg element. For those who couldn't make it to Disneyland and find a trip to the Disney store unsatisfying as I did, this game is the best Disney experience without requiring you to pay too much. A really fun game with beautiful graphics. I hope they fix the slowdown in the overworld with this one as just b/c it's a kids game doesn't mean us grown-up kids don't appreciate a smoother frame rate. I did, however, appreciate that the action challenges were noticeably smoother.

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#31

ollietaro commented on The Legend of Legacy is Heading to 3DS in the ...:

This looks great. There aren't many traditional RPGs on 3DS and the fact that ATLUS is publishing it means it will go on sale a lot more than any Square Enix-published games... More to the point, the formation gameplay reeks of Final Fantasy VI (you know, the interchangeable party members) and so I'm hyped!

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#36

ollietaro commented on Looks Like We May Get To Play PoPoLoCrois Har...:

Come on now, this post was not actually an official announcement. It's speculative and based on a ridiculous tweet by an XSEED staffer? Come on! Of course I will reserve the right to have my thoughts hyped when and after an official announcement is made. Otherwise, yes, I would get this game. It's another Level-5 collabo, is it not? I have resolved to look out for anything Level-5 develops.

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#37

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village...:

@Zombie_Barioth This, I did not know, if what you have said is true. Monster Hunter just seems at home on the 3DS. It worked out for the best b/c 3DS got MH and the Vita got some wonderful MH knock-offs. I played MHFU after having played 3U on 3DS and I feel like the stereoscopic 3D effect added dimension (forgive the pun) that now feels like I can't play MH any other way now. It's making me wish for an MHFU 3DS port and you know it's possible now that they've rendered almost all the MHFU monsters in 3D for MH4U plus they're rendering the old villages for MHX, as well b/c I would love to see those areas in 3D.

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#39

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village...:

@Donutman Yeah, Monster Hunter is the perfect handheld game that doesn't require you sit through long story sequences and levels. The 50 minute quest format matches handhelds well and like you said, you can do whatever you want, whenever you want: hunt, fish, gather, etc.

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#40

ollietaro commented on Fire Emblem If Allows You to Build and Manage ...:

It's so interesting to see how these games have evolved. I see influences of phone games and dating sim/visual novels of which older FE titles already have. I don't know why I didn't enjoy Awakening as much. It added the marriage/children aspect from FE4, branching class choices from FE8, the barracks from FE2 and FE12, and even rendered older maps in stereoscopic 3D for DLC, not to mention the sheer amount of content. Maybe I have changed... Nah I think it was that Extra Money/EXP DLC that killed it for me. I was corrupted by my own greed...

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#41

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Palico Village...:

Maybe Sony is sad that their original playstation franchise is expanding on their competitor's system? But then again, Nintendo probably NEEDED Monster Hunter. They're going to see this thing through until there's Monster Hunter amiibo (my guess is the amiibo figures will include a Rathalos).

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#42

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter X (Cross) Confirmed for Japanes...:

If they release it as a New 3DS exclusive then this will be the game to force me to get one. I'm also surprised ppl are talking about an "MHXG" game but we'll only know for sure if this one only goes up to High Rank quests.

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#44

ollietaro commented on Video: This New PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon Tra...:

@willdmonky I would actually consider buying Fantasy Life 2 for Android if it came out in English depending on the price, however it appears to have the exact same areas as the first one so I'm not too sure. The version of FL we've got is FL 1.5 and this new one looks like another update. The village area looks reminiscent of other games of the simulation/resource management genre on phones, and may presumably be of higher quality but who knows?

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#46

ollietaro commented on Video: This New PoPoLoCrois: Harvest Moon Tra...:

I don't mind about Fantasy Life 2 on Android b/c the first game is hefty enough, can be played through 12 long and different ways if you were to complete all tasks in each job, and there's always a possibility for a 3DS port in the future. This title looks great but I'm curious as to how they would name it for English-speaking audiences. Popolocrois just doesn't sound like it has mass appeal.

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#47

ollietaro commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:

If Monster Hunter had a dual release They could do it. I envision an underwater DLC campaign. I would buy it. Also, I shouldn't have played the EXP and money DLC chapters in Awakening so much... That, among other concepts, ruined the experience for me.

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#48

ollietaro commented on The Most Recent Media Create Japanese Charts B...:

Well, did Nintendo put pressure on Intelligent Systems to come up with the IP? If so, you can't force people to be passionate about something. They tried, but Fire Emblem If... looks ten times more exciting. They probably went to work right away on Fire Emblem after they finished S.T.E.A.M.

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#50

ollietaro commented on 3DS Hack Removes the Need for Flashcards to Pl...:

If I remember correctly, the PSP can equip emulators for: NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, GBA, DS, PS1, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis/Megadrive, Game Gear, and a used one doesn't cost very much these days. Oops.