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Mon 9th July, 2012

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RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

That's definitely a nice perk of PRIMA guides is their presentation.
But my main concern is information, which they can get wrong.

For example, in their Animal Crossing New Leaf guide, their guide to growing blue roses is to breed black and purple roses.
That was correct back in Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS, in New Leaf the breeding process is much more convoluted and involves breeding orange roses and purple roses, then breeding red roses from those orangle/purple roses, and breeding those red roses with themselves to produce blue roses.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

It's a PRIMA guide, so knowing that it's probably full of assumptions and errors due to being rushed for release date.

GameFAQs or any discussion board is usually far better for getting necessary information on anything people find problematic or challenging.

I could see it meaning something if it's for the single player campaign, which could have Nintendo's ingenuity for how to beat a stage.



RupeeClock commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I don't see any reason why not, Link is reincarnated time and time again, principally in the same role and personality with a little variation, as someone courageous.

What bothers me though is you see plenty of people clamoring for male lead characters to be changed to females, whilst you wouldn't see people clamoring for female lead characters to be changed to males. Like the recent Fem-Thor introduction which has been a controversial one.

It strikes me more as it being a lack of respect for male identity rather than wanting better representation of female identity in any media, which I think anyone can agree with.



RupeeClock commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

It's true, without super stable 3D you lose one of the major selling points of the New 3DS systems.
The 3D effect ain't worth using on the older systems, with the new systems you can just turn it on and forget about it since it's that much more reliable.

Of course the New 3DS also does have added controls, amiibo support, more processing power, overall improved design and more anyway.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

So this is why Club Nintendo was ending, and this was why Pokémon Shuffle just happened.

It sounds like they're still being very conservative with this approach, it sounds that they want to avoid aggressive free-to-play models and will not just port dedicated system games to smart devices, but develop titles with their IPs to the strengths to each kind of system.

So in other words it'll be business as usual for 3DS, WiiU and "NX", but also new business on smart device and PC.
It'll probably all link together with NNID though.



RupeeClock commented on Limited Time Lucarionite Competition Opens On ...:

I scored 13,400 points this morning, which I think at the time ranked me somewhere around 113 out of 8000 scores?

By premise I don't like the event, why limit 20,000 players to a Lucarionite? This game just celebrated a million downloads, of course that doesn't equate to a million active players.



RupeeClock commented on Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support fo...:

It's surprising how this emerged, it feels like a retread of the Twilight Princess exploit on the Wii.

Unlike the Cubic Ninja exploit for the time being this seems to be a straight up piracy solution, but it's also possible that this exploit will be reverse engineered to enable homebrew loading like Cubic Ninja.



RupeeClock commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

Trust me, this is an accessory you'll really want for your New 3DS if you can get one, it's super convenient and doesn't take up much desk space.
I'm so thankful for this after I used my 3DS XL since launch without a charging cradle.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Shuffle Updated Once Again, Adds a Sp...:

Kyogre is not difficult to catch for anyone who has played much of the game beforehand, it gives you 30 turns to beat it, but a high level all-electric/grass type team will let you beat it in 9 turns for a solid 68% capture rate.
Unless you're nearing the deadline to catch Kyogre, do not spend coins on a great ball trying to catch it.

Also something I really want to know, is if the 1000 coin day reward for Mew still applies, and if this also applies to Kyogre for potentially one free Jewel a day.



RupeeClock commented on Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World R...:

Both categories exist, and whilst the glitch-free runs or "all goals" runs exist, any% runs where anything goes are ever evolving because of new discoveries, more-so than their standard runs.

In Super Mario 64 alone your typical goals will be 120 stars, 70 stars, 16 stars or 0 stars. The 16 star run is largely obsolete in favour of the 0 star run as it supercedes it as an any% run. In fact the 0 star run is the very example of new strategies taking prevalence over old runs.
With 70 star runs, you have to consider which order of stars you will take, and which 50 you will ignore.

I also suggest you actually watch the run before you dismiss it as just a "new exploit", the glitches involved are so difficult that they were presumed for some time to only be possible in tool-assisted runs.



RupeeClock commented on Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS B...:

I dare say that it'll be possible to produce this fan translation in a way that does not require flashcarts, only the (now patched) browser exploit.

In similar fashion to the RegionThree exploit, have the DQVII cartridge inserted in your 3DS, run the browser exploit and have it boot the 3DS cartridge with the hotfix applied.

I mean, that would work right?



RupeeClock commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

Ignoring the controversy around the game's reception by critics, the game itself only delivers a mediocre narrative, with nothing that constitutes actual gameplay, it's just interactive environments.
It's not really a game, and it's not much of a story, whatever commendable progressive merits it may have aside.

You know something's up when Gone Home gets named the indie game of the year on the Spike VGX Awards 2013, and nobody claps.



RupeeClock commented on More New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Headed to E...:

I've been keeping my eye on that Kirby cover plate since the New 3DS was announced in Europe, glad to see it's finally getting a release date!
Same day as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D no less, looks like I'll be pre-ordered them together.



RupeeClock commented on Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from...:

I've checked Nintendo UK's store, Amazon,,, and none of them have King Dedede, Meta Knight and Shulk available for sale, consistently you can find Mega Man and Sonic.

I would really like to get that King Dedede amiibo, I need it for a complete Kirby rep set.



RupeeClock commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

Given the prices of gems and what you can use them for, it's really not good value for money since the game isn't worth waiting around for either, it's a game where the odds are really against the player who doesn't pony up.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I think they reached their conclusive on faulty data or premise.
Of course they have access to sales figures we don't, but it's common knowledge that the 3DS XL sells much more than the 3DS.
But that was generally because the 3DS XL was also a much better designed system, irrespective of size the original 3DS had a lot of design short falls.

This is what the New 3DS is needed in all markets, some players do not want an excessively large system, and they want something that addresses the shortfalls of the old 3DS. They also just want the new features and the cover plates!



RupeeClock commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

If Amiibo cards are easy to find and much much cheaper to reflect the fact you're not buying figurines, I'm all for it.
Not locking out the functionality matter, there's a clear disparity between users who are concerned with amiibo functionality, and those who want figures of their favourite characters.
These amiibo cards can easily have a trading card appeal as well. I know I'd like a complete set of Smash Bros amiibo cards.



RupeeClock commented on Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop):

Third person cover shooters like this are not my niche at all, but this is a competently designed game with working and reasonably intelligent AI and well designed stages, from what I can tell from the demo.
It's not perfect, the player can get disoriented easily because triggering a cutscene can outright reset your position on the map, which can actually push you away from your next objective despite having killed the last enemy right next to it.

Where this game absolutely shines is its technical and graphical prowess. By the magic of coding in assembly and with custom drivers written, they've squeezed every bit of juice from the system to get dynamic lighting, high resolution textures, anti-aliasing, particle effects and reflective surfaces, at a full 60FPS in 2D or 30FPS in 3D.
The actual character animation and modeling, as the face is concerned can look very lifeless and uncanny though, that's all. The rest is a visual feast for 3D gaming.
For that reason alone I'm considering buying the single player campaign and playing through that on easy.



RupeeClock commented on Video: Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks ...:

Great that you're giving credit where credit is due.
The Dolphin-emu team figuring out how to make 30FPS games run at 60FPS is pretty amazing.

By the way, Firefox users won't see the 1080p60 option on YouTube, you need to use Google Chrome.



RupeeClock commented on New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mas...:

It's usually cheaper to buy download codes from other retailers, than directly on the eShop as well.
I go to if I buy a digital retail game, like Fire Emblem Awakening or Mario Golf World Tour.
At the time, Nintendo had an eShop promotion where those who bought Mario Golf World Tour would get the GBC installment for free.
I was not eligible for having bought a download code elsewhere.



RupeeClock commented on Weirdness: Tetris Designers Believe That It Sh...:

The Olympics are supposed to celebrate human fitness, form and athleticism, I don't believe any of the sports delve into matters of intelligence of cunning.

Masterful play of Tetris is something that only a few could dare to accomplish with the likes of Tetris The Grand Master 3, but the dependence of a commercial product does not lend itself well to the Olympics.

If I'm not mistaken, Chess is not an Olympic event either.
There are however the Chess Olympiads, which are conducted to similar fashion to Olympics.