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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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#1

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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#4

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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#7

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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#9

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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#10

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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#11

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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#12

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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#17

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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#22

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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#23

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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#25

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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#26

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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#27

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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#28

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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#30

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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#32

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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#33

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

If Monster Hunter had a dual release :-D 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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#34

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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#36

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.

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#37

ollietaro commented on Fire Emblem If Changes The Traditional Weapons...:

I'm going to get all three campaigns first, and then complain lol. The positives to If... are: 1. It's not a direct sequel to Awakening; 2. There's a difficult version for longtime fans; 3. The visuals already surpass Awakening; 4.The campaign looks like it's triple the size of Awakening; and 5. We haven't even learned of what DLC we can expect and if Awakening was any indication, it could be a substantial amount.

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#38

ollietaro commented on ​Famitsu Reveals Some Fresh Details on Fire ...:

@thehoppypoppy No. No grinding spots, please. Choosing a way to progress and then sticking with it (like in Fire Emblem GBA) was best. Grinding absolutely killed the experience for me b/c once I did enough, I couldn't lose and the challenge was lost. That's one of the reasons I faulted The Sacred Stones.

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#40

ollietaro commented on ​Famitsu Reveals Some Fresh Details on Fire ...:

@AVahne I guess it's just up to us fans whether or not we'll stick with the series through these new iterations. It does sound like they're trying to acknowledge us through the higher difficulty of the black version but I'm certain I will purchase all three campaigns regardless. FE If... does sound like a better deal than Awakening was. I have all of the FE games, either legit copies or through emulator and I haven't finished any of them except FE 12 so I still have options for a long time.

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#42

ollietaro commented on ​Famitsu Reveals Some Fresh Details on Fire ...:

Awakening nerfed the series. Period. However, it served its purpose of keeping the Fire Emblem brand alive. But then again, if we get more games like Awakening, maybe the series SHOULD end. Obviously the more difficult campaign interests me but I'll likely fold and buy both (all three, actually). It's obvious they are trying to please everyone with this release. We'll see how it fairs. I'm all in favour of a remastering of the old titles. Radiant Dawn and Holy War for me.

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#43

ollietaro commented on Fashionable Japanese 3DS Owners Can Strut Thei...:

The eshop/retail Girls Fashion Shoot 3DS game was originally named Nicola Kanshuu: Model * Oshare Audition 2 in Japanese. There is probably a connection between that game and the full-blown Nicola magazine. However, Girls Fashion Shoot was developed by Alchemist and this newly announced Nico Petit Girls Runway is developed by Happinet so I'm not sure if both games relate to each other in any way other than being from the Nicola brand. Being that it features actual Japanese brands, I doubt Nico Petit 3DS will make its way outside Japan. But there's still the option for a Girls Fashion Shoot 2 (Rising Star Games, I'm looking in your direction!) plus we better get Style Savvy 3, or else.

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#44

ollietaro commented on Stella Glow Developer Imageepoch Has Gone Bust:

It looks pretty and definitely right up my alley. Atlus' high launch prices tend to decline quickly. The Persona Q Premium Ed. was $90 when it came out and now it's $50, the same price as the standard one. Also, the first Devil Survivor 3DS remake has gone on sale for $14.99 in the eshop several times so I imagine it will be the same for Devil Survivor 2 in time. SMT4 also went on sale for 14.99 and its launch price was 49.99. If you're patient, you can get good prices on these games.

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#47

ollietaro commented on Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons:...:

I think the biggest problem here is that the hard mode in the demo totally kicked my ass and I want a refund!! LOL (even though it was free) I also have not learned the trick to this game as I just swiped the orbs, devil may care, and all my enemies died in the easy mode but it didn't work the same in the hard mode. :(

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#49

ollietaro commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's May DLC Brings Met...:

This DLC pack is absolutely fabulous. It's free and it's functional (Metroid arm cannon as a bowgun!!) and it's good-looking to boot. No complaints whatsoever. In PS Vita games you have to pay for DLC costumes which saddens me for the fans b/c I know they will pay for them :( I didn't think the Japanese-only property DLC like USJ and Taiko would make it here as some promotional DLC weapons and armor did not make the cut for 3 Ultimate in English. I've completely fallen in love with the Charge Blade and that Starlight Axe Charge Blade looks gorgeous and I only have to fight a beefed up Zamtrios to get it. I wonder if it's a G-rank Zamtrios... :S I'm not there yet!

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#50

ollietaro commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

This all sounds weird for Japanese gamers but I will wait to see exactly what they do for NA-ers. Don't care about amiibo but a third content dlc interests me. I don't know how big each version of "If..." is but it seems to me that if we buy one retail, then we should receive a free code to dl the other and then of course charge us for the third episode dlc. Buying two FE games on the same day at 44.99 each here in Canada is a definite no-no. No way am I spending $100 all at once just b/c I am a fan.