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Tue 29th January, 2013

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Rafie commented on New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Fran...:

@Ichiban I have to agree here. I had Fatal Frame 1 and 2 on the PS2 and it was AWESOME! I have to challenge anyone to play that game by yourself at the dark. It's crazy. LOL Even if this game was to come out on other platforms, I would think that the Wii U would be the best version to get it on.

The gamepad alone makes it worthwhile. I mean the possibilites with the camera on it is enough to excite anyone. As of lately, Team Koei has been localizing a lot of games. So I actually do have hope that it will see a western release.



Rafie commented on Koichi Hayashida Explains Absence of NES Remix...:

I love NES Remix and think it's a well made game of our favorites. However, I'm calling b.s. on it "needing" the Wii U's power. Seriously?! It's an 8 bit game that I'm sure the Gamecube, or even the Nintendo 64 could do. The 3DS is helming games like the new Zelda, Fire Emblem, etc. Please tell me that he was joking about the 3DS version being more difficult. It's an 8bit game darn it!

The Wii U is MORE than capable of any 8, 16, 32, 64, 128bit, etc game and/or remix of one. Come on. Sorry for the rant. I just didn't like his statement about needing the Wii U's power for a game like this.



Rafie commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

Hopefully this game won't be coming until 2016 or so. To make a game that exceeds SMB3DW will definitely take more time and creativity than ever.

I am a bit discouraged about a new Mario title versus a Wii U title for Kid Icarus or a new Kirby game for the Wii U. shruggs shoulders I'll still get this game. :)



Rafie commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

Wow I didn't know this existed. I have to say that this is quite impressive. I mean wow this game looks incredibly good. It's well polished versus the originals and seems to play great. Those costumes though. WOW! I wish Nintendo would have came up with those.



Rafie commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

Please understand....that this is frickin' AWESOME!! I honestly don't know why some of you are upset. Between the end of May through the summer, most of us will be playing Mario Kart 8. I'll still be online even when Smash U comes. Mario Kart is just that dang on fun.

Also as some folks pointed out, it's a great business strategy to separate the 2. The 3DS is going to move huge software. Oh and of course the Wii U will have exclusive modes that wouldn't be possible on the 3DS. Fans please rejoice. This is a good thing. I'll have both copies.



Rafie commented on Nintendo Releases An Awesome Mario Kart Infogr...:

Well I own every single Mario Kart to date with the exception of the new one coming on the 30th May (which I will have). I wasn't lying when I said that Mario Kart was one of my favorite franchises. This will be awesome!



Rafie commented on Review: Super Dodge Ball (Wii U eShop / NES):

I have yet to be beaten in this game. Yes I owned it as a kid, and I own the Wii VC version of it. This game is fun as all hell and I'm still a beast at it. Over 20 plus years and this game is still fun. I always customized my players for my team, but I can work with even the weakest powered player. The one guy from India was always the longest to take out. LOL



Rafie commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

I actually can't stop thinking about Mario Kart. Ever since I saw the new vids, it's been on my mind. Hahaha No game as of recent years has done that before they were released. It would seem we are getting 32 tracks. 16 retro-revised tracks, and 16 new ones. I'm stoked for this. So stoked!



Rafie commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

You and I both @PrincessEevee

I already know I'm going to love and rage at the same time with this game. I did it with all the MKs. LOL Morton salt "when it pours!" That will describe me when someone waits for me to jump a cliff and hits me with lighting, or get bombed with a blue shell right before crossing the finishing line. That was happened to me WAY too many times! Hehehe Amongst other things.



Rafie commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

@SCAR392 I thought Ninty said it was native. Well I can honestly say that it makes no difference at all. This game looks absolutely stunning. Gosh I want this game terribly bad.



Rafie commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

I can't contain my excitement! This is the game I was waiting for. Like someone said in an earlier post, I haven't been this excited since Double Dash. I was a beast at that game. I could have played that game competitively if it was available for tournies at the time. I didn't want to spoil myself with the video of gameplay, but dangit I couldn't help myself. LOL

Sorry don't know how to put videos in the comment section. However, Eurogamer has a side by side of the retro tracks and the newly revised retro tracks that will be in MK8. F'ING LOVELY!



Rafie commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

@SCAR392 I' m willing to bet that it is 1080p. If not, then it really doesn't matter. This game will be in heavy rotation for months to come. I feel bad for any other game coming in around or between months of big game releases. Gosh I love MK!



Rafie commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

There are a lot of games I'm looking forward to on the Wii U. However, the poll specifically implied "the most" meaning one. So I of course I chose MK8. That will be my game for the summer. I'm not even purchasing Watch Dogs because I will be on MK8.



Rafie commented on Video: Nintendo Approves of this Mario Kart Song:

Disney animated movies never disappoint me. They are the most original with the most original songs. Love it! I have Frozen on blu ray, but haven't seen it. My kids saw it and they LOVE IT! I have to admit I liked this version of the song. LOL



Rafie commented on Ninterview: TriForce Johnson - A Journey From ...:

I actually have spoken to him a few times on YouTube. He gets a lot of hate for some reason. Still, he has some of the best Street Fighter and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 players on the planet on his team. Cool dude.



Rafie commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

I LOVE BOOBS! I'm sorry. That added nothing to the topic at hand. sigh Me personally, I don't think there is a problem with it. This is all fiction. It's video game characters for crying out loud. Not actual people. Let the boobs stay, I say!



Rafie commented on Review: Dr. Mario (Wii U eShop):

My parents got this game for me for Christmas back in '91 for NES. Do you know they played this game more than I did. They both use to grab their drinks and play til morning. It was crazy watching how great they were at it. Especially my mom. I'm getting it for nostalgia purposes and hum all the tunes. (Yes I know them all by heart.)



Rafie commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

I knew the comment section would be....interesting to say the least. The man just said he liked the PS4. It's not blasphemous to like something other than Nintendo. Sheesh folks.

@Peach64 EXACTLY! Every time something comes up about the competition, people get their underwear in a bunch. It's not that serious.



Rafie commented on Super Mario 3D World Picks Up SXSW 2014 Best M...:

Well deserved. Also, if there was an artistically most beautiful award....they should win that too. Yes I have a bias with SMB3DW. I'll gladly admit. It was easily one of the best games (top 3) that I've played last year. Heck I will extend that notion to say it's one of the best games I've ever played. Period! Congrats Nintendo!



Rafie commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

I agree about local multiplayer. It surprises me that there are games out today that don't support local multiplayer. That should be automatic in every game that has a relevant genre for more than 1 player. Online co-op is something that needs to be explored more as well. Some games have it, and some games don't.



Rafie commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Goginho Yeah 3rd party with Nintendo hasn't been good in the last 17-18 years to be honest. It's only gotten worse over each new generation. Nintendo will always have stellar first party games, but not so great 3rd party support. Little to almost none at all. Ubisoft and Activision are 2 of the only ones left really that supports Nintendo. A crying shame, but Nintendo needs to also market themselves to these 3rd party folks as well if they want their audience larger.

I'm not at all worried about Nintendo. I'm just worried about the Wii U. Such a capable console is being overlooked because of negative media propaganda and 3rd party developers. They aren't the sole reason why the Wii U isn't being taken serious. These inferior ports they get doesn't help either.



Rafie commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Senario You and I both know why Rayman Legends was delayed. Ubisoft only did that because of you-know-who with their you-know-what's. From a business standpoint though, why would Ubisoft delay the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 & 360 versions just for the Wii U's version seeing as the Wii U's third party sales have been lacking? I'm just looking at it from a business standpoint. Ubi would loose sales on enormous levels just for the Wii U. That wouldn't be good for Ubi.



Rafie commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

@Senario Yes I did ask for it. Now here's my rebuttal to it. When it comes to marketing, it's socially know as something that's persuaded through words and/or what you hear. It's not solely about what you hear. You should know that. Some people see what they believe to be a good thing, whether it's crap or not, and eat it up by buying in to it. It's not just words. Although I can admit that seeing alone won't persuade someone. It's what you say. However, you also can't just tell someone something they want to hear without them seeing something tangible and/or plausible outcomes and promises. That is what Sony did. Now the launch games was brought up because it was detriment to the point I was making about how "mediocre" the games are from Sony. Sony's motto with "Greatness Awaits" pertains to the what the PS4 has and what's to come. You're looking at it one sided versus a more broad sense of scope here. Yeah the games come LATER, but again, so did the Wii U. If you're wondering why I'm bringing up the Wii U in these's because this is a Nintendo site and most Nintendo extremists often downplay other platforms for their console of preference. So of course I'll bring up the Wii U here. What we have in common here is that we both have experience in political language and marketing. So I do know a good palor trick from a corporation that's hidden behind fancy promises and sub par goods. What makes us different is our own interpretation of what we see and conjure our own measures of what was shown. I don't want to waste time naming games that are coming to Sony whether they are exclusives or multiplats. The point is that they are coming.

Now I can't argue with you about frame rates because I told you that I don't really care for it. I've gotten on Sony's extremists pretty tough about them boasting something that's, in my opinion, trivial. Also admittedly I don't have enough experience with the frame rates because I just got into PC gaming. Before that I was solely just consoles. Not that I didn't want to game on PC, it was because I simply didn't do so and was intimidated by the fact that I would have to build one. I'm not very mechanical. Then I found out I didn't need to be mechanical to build a PC. The more you know, right?!

Okay, not I brought up Microsoft because I felt it was relevant to what we were talking about. Not to bash them. I play on my 360/One as well. In this case, Microsoft and Sony can be compared since they offer similar services. Optional services I might add from both. Now the Plus is free for as long as you keep the service. It's not different than paying insurance. Sure comparing apples to pears here for what's a necessity and what's just a hobby may seem little, but the concept is still the same. Oh and what do you mean you don't get to keep the game when it goes off of rotation? I have every single game that came out for Plus since 2010 when they first implemented the service. We can argue this til we're blue in the face, but all I see is just us trying to counter one another. We can continue to argue on this particular subject if you like though.

About the PC's and opinions. People are only voicing concerns. No different than someone voicing their concern on purchasing a new tv they know nothing about. That's not the same as someone whose in the tv business or purchases tv's on the regular and has knowledge of them and different types of tvs. They are engrossed in the field. The analogy you used for fox news was a weak analogy. How can someone take you as credible if you NEVER watch Fox news?! Regardless of what you hear about them. I guess if someone heard what they read about the Wii U and then went on to bash the system they never played...then their opinion is vaild, right? Now who doesn't get consoles for exclusives?! We all do. That's the bottom line. Sure the PS and Xbox have multiplats that sell better than their first parties, but we normally buy consoles for exclusives. I can't take an opinion seriously from someone that has no experience with that said notion. Can you honestly say you can?

Let's be honest here, PC gamers go on sites because they want to show them how big their member is. That is ALL I've seen from PC gamers that come on console sites. You don't see console folks going on a PC forum and talking about specs and stuff. That would be just outright stupid. The specs arguments really wasn't prominent until now. Yes last gen it was mentioned a few times, but not like it is now. Also it was against other consoles, not PC. The sales doesn't matter. I don't care about sales in the least. You buy what you like and that's that. However, I see more and more Nintendo fans upset and lashing out at Sony and MS fans because sales aren't doing to well for Wii U. I can admit that the fanboys/girls their don't make it easy either. Neither will fanboys from Nintendo. It's just what it is.

Back to the PC thing, I'm going to build mines up. I don't know a thing about PC building, but I have a PC friend (who might I add is an elitist) who will help me. He has a PC with a current standard setting of 1440p and can go to 4k. At least that's what he told me. He has 4 monitors and such. I'm not that extreme.



Rafie commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

@Goginho To be honest without sounding like a bigot. Why would any 3rd party developer hold back a game that's going to release on platforms just to touch up the Wii U's version?

I'm not saying that to be mean. The amount of 3rd party games for the Wii U selling an even a good amount has been dismal at best. More than likely the sales won't do great for the Wii U. So why hold back the systems that will sell better? It's all business at the end of the day. I sure do wish the Wii U was doing a lot better. I so hope these upcoming 1st party titles do well to push the Wii U in a better place.



Rafie commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

@Senario No I can't be fair to him at all. Why listen to someone's opinion on what he "thinks" of the other consoles when he doesn't even have them, and that's apparent. If you can't mitigate your opinion on something without bashing another, then you lose all credibility as far as debates is concerned. This isn't the first time he's done this. I don't know why you're taking his side, then again, I don't care about sides anyway.

You Senario also kind of have a thing against Sony. We spoke about this before, remember? Although I will admit that you're more subtle (element187) and do bring some some good points, I have to argue some of them.

Quick question, how is Sony misleading the market? I mean seriously answer that with objectivity. They said everything right to win over the consumer. No there isn't a game out yet that is a system seller. I'll admit that. Neither was the Wii U when it launched and I STILL bought it on launch day. Another thing, Sony has announced a ton of games. More so than Nintendo. How could you say that? In the 4 months it's been out, the PS4 has more games than the Wii U has when it launched. Go ahead and compare. If the games are average to you, then okay. Anyone can say the same thing about the Wii U when it launched...easily. Would I argue that topic...NO! Why? Because it's purely up to the consumer on what the deem as average or good. Lots of gamers don't like the The Last Of Us although it's critically acclaimed and is a good game. It's okay if they don't like it. Same thing with Pikmin 3. Some gamers didn't like that game either, although it's a great game. I've heard both of those games mentioned as "average or mediocre" because it wasn't their cup of tea. Now as far as the PS Plus is conerned. I could say the same thing about MS. Last gen they had to pay to play online and couldn't use any other app without have Live Gold. Paying for that subscription to play online is RENTING. No difference, except this time you're getting more stuff this gen with free games across 3 platforms. Rag on it all you want, but that's stellar. Nobody else is offering that.

PC gamers always rag on console gamers and have the elitist demeanor when anything comes or their news with console gamers. Everyone knows a PC can't be trumped. Okay, we get that. However, if the PC gamer's opinion is nothing more than just what they read on the internet and their "vast" knowledge on what they know about their own specs...then why take their opinion if they don't own any other platform? That's what separates the objectivity and bias gamers here. Yes because I have all consoles that I play extensively on, I can make an impartial statement to either of them and I have. I'm on a Nintendo site because I LOVE Nintendo games. I also go to Microsoft and Sony sites because I love their games as well. To say that Sony is lacking in exclusives is ridiculous. I mean really ridiculous. Look how many franchises they have. Even MS has a few. If you're talking about 8th gen, then okay.

Now you're claim on the 720 vs 1080p couldn't be more wrong, in my opinion. You could certainly tell the difference in quality between them. Granted, the difference isn't that huge of a jump but it's still there. Now I won't argue at all that it matters. It really doesn't. The games matter. So I can agree on that. I also don't care for the 30-60fps. As long as I can play a game with little to no issues, then I'm game!

I want you to know that I'm not attacking you on your opinion. I actually respect your opinion and you did bring some valid points. One more thing I'll add is that I just got into PC gaming, but I don't have a gaming rig yet. I'll soon be getting one that will put the specs of the CONSOLES yes all 3 current gen consoles to shame. However, I won't go into console dedicated sites and boast how much better it is compared to the consoles. That would be arrogant and downright rude. Someone on this site said to the other day, " I play the games, I don't play the consoles"! That was one of the realest quotes I've heard from a gamer. Everyone should take heed to that.



Rafie commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

@element187 Hehehe boy ol boy. Sony fanboy, eh? It's almost too easy to insult you by how ignorant you come off. You're not even worth it. Oh I will say this, if I'm a Sony fanboy (although I have a Wii U and an Xbox One), then what does that make you? Ponder on that before you go off calling everyone else fanboys. Nintendo needs to come down and give you a hug. You really sound desperate to throw Sony under the's almost laughable.



Rafie commented on SNES Classic Super Mario Kart Is Racing To The...:

@JaxonH You have a good attitude man. You don't have the entitled demeanor that most gamers have. I respect that. I guess my disdain for NoA is harsh because this has been going on for years now. People in America are feeling a bit short because NoE is better with how they treat their consumers instead of it being equal across the board. Sony has the same problem. Before a few months ago, the Plus updates on the EU side was completely murdering the US's. The complaints were overwhelming...and rightfully so.

Still if gamers had your attitude and just played the games, they wouldn't have the time to complain. Unfortunately that doesn't stop the comparisons though.