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ollietaro

ollietaro

Japanized

Male, 24, Canada

Currently obsessed monster hunter.

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Mon 22nd April, 2013

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#2

ollietaro commented on Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for No...:

@Lavita I can also agree with you that appealing to the Call of Duty crowd is silly because they resist 3DS games anyway save for some who prefer both. In any case, we would like the game to do well so that we may get sequels. Gunvolt 4? That would be sick! It's practically a Mega Man 3DS game, Gunvolt is wearing blue for gosh sakes! :D

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#3

ollietaro commented on Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for No...:

@Lavita Appealing to a broader audience doesn't make sense? It does if the game is expensive to make. This is no indie game. Core gamers will buy, but the publisher is probably thinking, "How can we squeeze out some extra sales from general consumers?"

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#4

ollietaro commented on Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for No...:

I guess the Japanese image doesn't look typically male but it's up to the gamers how open they are to this sort of thing. I think they are trying to be clear which sex it is for the USA audience. The logic probably being that less gamers would buy a shooter with a female protagonist. Remember Zero had long hair AND wore pink so it might have read as female to some gamers.

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#8

ollietaro commented on Gardening Mama Is Gleefully Smearing Her Green...:

I'm actually looking forward to this game since I pretty much beat the streetpass Flower Town (i just needed a few more breeds) and I'm looking forward to a deeper gardening game (Rune Factory 4 doesn't have customizable gardens and decorative options and Animal Crossing was tedium and no fun).

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#11

ollietaro commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@StarDust I totally understand your playing style but that was my style before discovering MH. This is the first action game I really took to b/c I preferred strat rpgs like Fire Emblem but this game surprised me in such a great way. I don't look at it as a bunch of boss fights. There is a lot of depth of strategy to this game, it's insane. You cannot just press A or X and kill a monster; you must master technique of your preferred weapon and each one has their quirks. And excuse me, but what makes you think there is no exploration in this game? There's plenty. There are six maps of areas such as Tundra and Misty Peaks but b/c there are only 6, each is highly developed and offer depth and detail such as moving, breathing environments. At least play the demo, watch a YouTube video of expert players hunting a fierce monster, and then make your decision. Oh yeah, this game will kick your donkey but humans, we seek out challenges.

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#12

ollietaro commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@StarDust When it comes to these games, don't give up! :) It was equally as hard in the beginning for me, too, however I improved by the 2nd and consecutive times hunting the same monster. You have to go into these quests with the mentality that you may or may not be successful this time 'round however you have infinite chances to redo it and you really will get better at it. I have made it to the very last G-rank quests SOLO, darling :) I have been killed more than 100 times and I still do. My technique is rough-around-the-edges. I will NEVER get thru a quest without taking a lot of damage (unless it's Low Rank, obvs). I hated this game when I first played the demo. Now I've clocked in 775+ hours.

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#13

ollietaro commented on Matters of Import: Welcome To The Terrifying Y...:

I've logged 740+ hours in MH3U 3DS and still going. I've succeeded up to 8* port quests solo (except 1* which I did with a group). I need 1 more Allfire Stone to complete the Gold Rathian gunner armor set (waist). This game took hold of me back in April and I've been playing ever since :) I am going to ask my friends for help again to conquer the double monster arena quests.

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#14

ollietaro commented on StreetPass Games Producers Tell Origins of Mii...:

@mullen I think you can choose at least one new streetpass plaza game because each one stands well enough on its own, just pick the one that interests you most because they really are fun and expand the experience quite nicely. They're especially fun for those who get a lot of hits like you do.

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#15

ollietaro commented on StreetPass Games Producers Tell Origins of Mii...:

I bought all of these games as soon as they came out. What a blast they were! The space shooter Mii Force is actually really challenging but my favourite is Flower Town because the creative options are endless and there's a lot of room for expansion, too. I have grown 65/80 breeds of flowers. It's a fun one for the visual artists. Also, Mystery Manor seems endless at what, 50 floors? I still have not received the endgame hat for my Mii because it has a lot of depth and fun for what you'd consider a minigame. The thing that I like is that there's plenty of content to be had and these games can be played forever as long as you use your 3DS' streetpass. They continue long after endgame. You don't need to buy all 4 to enjoy because each stands well enough on its own but I have thoroughly enjoyed them all and will continue to do so in 2014!!

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#16

ollietaro commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

I'm still playing the 3DS version reaching closely to 700 hours. Still getting my donkey kicked by Jhen Moron. My Hunter rank is 72 which I reached SOLO, everyone. I'm trying to find people to help me finish the 8* port quests seeing as I can't fight two monsters at once solo.
Please watch the profanity — TBD

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#17

ollietaro commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

I don't think Mario resonates with enough gamers to beat PS4 launch sales. If Nintendo released it at another time, it might score higher. Remember it's being bought by Mario fans, though. How much of these sales are actually ones that swayed someone from buying a PS4 or Xbox One? Most sales are driven by people who've already made up their minds. At this point in time, when Grandma goes to buy her grandson a next-gen home gaming system for Xmas, the only one available is the Wii U unless he's absolutely begged for a PS4/XB1.

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#18

ollietaro commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

@DaveGX I am unfamiliar with how phone companies work but the iPhone and others continue to develop gaming tech rapidly akin to the PC. The two worlds don't have to intersect because Sony and Micro still release game consoles because the hardcore market demands them. They are still Nintendo's competition, not phones. It's not how good the tech is, it's how you use it. Case-in-point: PS Vita vs. 3DS. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there a Steam handheld device available now or in the near-future? That will provide serious competition as well. Also Sony did well to use PC tech in the PS4 so that it could be high-tech and affordable to produce. Simple strategy. How expensive is Wii U tech compared to PS4?

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#19

ollietaro commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

@DaveGX Nintendo wouldn't need to charge subscription fees because they could just have phone companies manage those monthly call-related charges. All you would need to do is buy the games through the app store. Since graphics suffered due to the 3D effect, I'm sure they wouldn't mind sacrificing graphics again to accommodate a phone.

"3DS is the best we're going to get until Nintendo's next gen handheld comes along."

It sounds like you are disappointed with the 3DS, however I don't want to think about next-gen right now because I'm having loads of fun with my XL and they are even releasing too many great games for me to buy. And if Nintendo offered expensive services, they wouldn't be as successful. Nintendo has always been pleasing to the consumer with their prices. You would never pay $500 for a Nintendo system ever because they intentionally keep the technology less high-tech but still affordable.

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#20

ollietaro commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

@Sean_Aaron Here's my opinion of the Wii U: I love the idea of off-TV play on the gamepad however if the gamepad was slim enough to be a tablet that you could carry with you and play the same HD retail games anywhere, not just in your household, it would be a stronger sell. The problem is that would compete directly with the 3DS but I do think it a viable option next-gen. However, they could always upgrade the Wii U in this way (because they always upgrade their systems, right?) and add Wi-Fi to a slim gamepad. The one thing Nintendo has on their side is fully realized and in-depth games (compared to smartphone games) and if they were the only company with a tablet capable of playing these (not to mention all the Nintendo-exclusives) then that would make them a real challenger to Xbox One and PS4.

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#21

ollietaro commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

Nintendo is not going anywhere. It's going to take more than that to 'doom' them. IPhone has yet to prove to be a viable hardcore device. I think Nintendo should go in iPhone's direction and release their next system as a phone. That would certainly take away some from the mobile market cuz it would be able to play casual AND hardcore games.

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#23

ollietaro commented on Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies Proves That Cap...:

The mistakes here are ones that most humans would do. They didn't spend enough time with proofreading b/c it's not a big retail release after all. I bought it b/c I want future PW games to be localised, too. The spelling might have been better if the games got more retail support but remember the flashkart days of the DS made it hard for these games to sell to their maximum potential.

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#26

ollietaro commented on Interview: Junichi Masuda and Hironobu Yoshida...:

I'm so disappointed about the non-3D overworld. I can understand that if only 1 can be 3D, then it has to be battles (ugh) but it's still a stinker. I will get the game reduced due to me trading in Animal Crossing, but still. At least our eyes get a rest and it did allow for more detail.

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#28

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter 4 Will Allow You To Dress Up As...:

@dumedum Now that you mention it, both series of games are quite similar. Have you played Monster Hunter? It's somewhat different from Zelda. This outfit is only an armor and a weapon that you can get. That's the only "link" to the Zelda series there is. :) Both are action-adventure but Monster Hunter has you searching for monsters and slaying or capturing them in quests that you choose from a list whereas Zelda is story-driven. Both have exceptional adventuring aspects but it's difficult to describe the differences. Look up a youtube video of Monster Hunter and you'll see. However MH4 is rumoured to focus more on story and adventure sooo we'll see if you're right!

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#31

ollietaro commented on Thriving 3DS Remains the Best Selling Video Ga...:

@koopakid Right! And its success is not even due to the fact games are in 3D for gosh sakes. It's madness how this type of gaming flies under the radar. You'd think people would want the most futuristic devices, but no. We flock to the 3DS because the games are great and the 3D effect is secondary to us.

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#32

ollietaro commented on Thriving 3DS Remains the Best Selling Video Ga...:

@goldenlander I agree with you, the Vita may have a lot more JRPG options, especially with the access to the PSP library of games. However, you may want to play more kinds of games. I was a strategy-rpg-only player for a while until I picked up Monster Hunter and now I'm so addicted, clocking in 464+ hours on it!

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#33

ollietaro commented on Downloadable 3DS StreetPass Plaza Content Has ...:

@LordGeovanni You see ANOTHER 4 games coming out for Streetpass Plaza? It already takes forever playing these 4! If they do, I will be selective this time. Flower Town is my favourite and second to that would be the RISK-style one, but I could do without the shooter and the haunted house. My garden is so sick!! So you can only take in 10 ppl to these games? I thought the Plaza can hold 50 new ppl? At least you get to play the games over and over when cycling through ppl. You'll be able to make a bunch of progress in one day. I want to meet a lot of Monster Hunters, too!

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#37

ollietaro commented on Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U...:

"I hope they fail miserably on their endeavor to get the casuals on so they can realize the core gamers is what really matter..." @jhohaness

I think they will fail to attract the casuals b/c they are not gamers. They play cell phone games during their commute or in waiting rooms, but when they get home, they are not playing video games. I think all game companies have shown how remarkable console gaming is, so I'm sure some casuals convert to console gaming. But I feel like a crossover of the 2 markets is tricky, and I don't know what Nintendo is trying to do but perhaps take something from the other market that can add to the experience for the console gamers. Think about it: you can have cell-phone style games with console-quality graphics for a similar price. We'll start worrying when cell phone graphics catch up. I predict in a future console gen that there will be two Nintendo devices each called the "Nintendo Phone" and "Nintendo TV" b/c as technology evolves, the two devices will merge: Cell phone with console and television with console. I also think it will go a step further so that there will be gaming tvs with universal tech able to play all microsoft, sony, and Nintendo games.

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#38

ollietaro commented on Namco Bandai Is Teasing A New 3DS Game, But Wh...:

"V" could be Virtua Fighter which was developed in '93 which would explain the "V 20th Anniversary". And yes, the "F" could mean Famicom. Who knows? A crossover game in the style of Virtua Fighter? They already did Project X Zone, maybe it's "Famicom X Zone"? LOL

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#40

ollietaro commented on Capcom Reveals More of Monster Hunter 4's Chic...:

I want underwater environments/hunts in 4! Don't teach us how to swim in 3U and then completely dry up the water!! Let them be a staple of the series. Or maybe bring them back in 4G/4U ;D Or release a download-only underwater expansion like Super Luigi U for $20 for die-hards like me :)

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#44

ollietaro commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

Retail games cost the same on the 3DS eShop and are much more of a pain to download. I could buy the game I want for the same price from Best Buy immediately (plus get any goodies like pre-order bonuses and limited editions like Project X Zone) vs. paying the same to download a game veerrrryyy slowly that would take me days to get. I don't have a compatible internet connection, so I'd have to download via Wi-Fi which would take an eternity, however I do download smaller games from the eShop no problem because they're reasonably priced and don't take long to download.

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#46

ollietaro commented on Register Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem...:

Why do ppl think SMT will be $10? It clearly said you have to register (which means having BOUGHT) both FE:A and SMT 4 and then you get the $30 credit. It didn't say $30 rebate. The only way to cheat the system is to buy the game, get the code, get your free games on eShop, and then return the game.

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#50

ollietaro commented on Review: Project X Zone (3DS):

It's turned-based, however there's a real-time element to battles. On your turn in battle you have little time to execute attacks and choose which ones. It's not like the same fixed battle structure of Fire Emblem. You have more on-the-fly control in battles. Imagine moving your units around on a map like in Fire Emblem, but the battles turn into Street Fighter combos :)