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Male, 39, United States

Thu 24th Jan 2013

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shauntu commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

I think the poll is quite unfair to group Mario Party with Nintendo Land. I would love a real, full sequel to Nintendo Land, with fulfilling games based around Nintendo IP played with Mii's wearing Nintendo costumes — and with DLC support to add new franchises over time as new games are released... Games based on Fire Emblem, Splatoon, etc!
On the other hand, games like Mario Party and Wii Party or Wii Play, I'd be happy to be filler later own but not treat like key anticipated titles...
And separately, titles like Fortune Street or Amiibo Party, would also be ones I would be happy to see later on but not treat as key launch titles...



shauntu commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

@AlienX Check out this link//
It does state that all NES games have a pixel filtering filter. The cause is indeed to reduce instances of flashing. More blatant flashing they also remove on a per-game basis.



shauntu commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

The Wii U VC ads a filter which has the job of catching and preventing flashes. In the older days, a lot of games included flashes as a special effect, and they have been shown to be capable of causing epileptic seizures.



shauntu commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

Definitely a strange list, missing many games I would have considered more strongly for a top 3 list for myself (picked Shovel Knight, Affordable Space Adventures, and SteamWorld Dig, but these games would have made it a harder choice):
Art Academy: Home Studio
The Swapper
Human Resource Machine
Toki Tori 2
Child of Light
Sword & Soldiers 2
Art of Balance
The Fall
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Thomas Was Alone
Pushmo World
Trine 2

If all of these were indeed added to the choices, my Top 3 would have changed to Affordable Space Adventures, Toki Tori 2, and Human Resource Machine.



shauntu commented on Nintendo Expecting Mobile Business To Eclipse ...:

Seeing the same news on other sites, it appears obvious that the context of Kimishima's claim that profits ceiling in 3 years is above Wii/DS days — he does appear to be talking about the NX at the time. Not Mobile.
Do remember, for Mobile, Nintendo has so far only announced plans up till March 2017.



shauntu commented on Weirdness: Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémo...:

Your headline "UFC Champ doesn't like Zelda: Majora's Mask too much".

What she says: "Zelda: Majora's Mask was great, but I was constantly freaking out about the time."

Nice paraphrasing — not. Turns the meaning around completely.



shauntu commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

Why all the hyperbole recently about stuff like Smash Tourneys being awful just because 1vs1 is not an option, or the Miiverse upgrade because of no more than 30 comments?



shauntu commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

I thought that was a very well thought out article/editorial.

Regarding Affordable Space Adventures name and it somehow being seen as controversial for the game's price... I bought the game for $20, and I loved it. It's also infinitely replayable with different friends. Well worth the price point for the polish and richness of the game. That said, people are complaining that it's name belies it's price?

Has anyone mentioned that the name reflects directly on the game's presentation, plot, and scenario within the game? Loading screens are full of 'how to fly' manuals that came with the ship. The game starts with an advertisement for a company providing cheap, affordable ships designed for providing space tours of exploration and 'adventure'. The flyers in the loading screen all show off the 'cheap' nature of the company and its product. So does ended up stranded in an unknown location with a broken SOS signal nearby. The ship itself, barely chugging along at times, with old car ignition sounds and smoke coming out of it, fits the 'affordable' description to a tee!



shauntu commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

@cusman I said the price point was fine for the game. Most people are comparing it with the price for the original, which was $10 on WiiWare and the HD version of which was released on Wii U eShop for $3.
So, the developers task is to show that the new game is worth $20. I myself plan to get it as I really enjoyed the original and also bought and played through the Wii U HD version again as well.



shauntu commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

Nothing wrong with the price point, as long as the game is great and the customer is not waylaid with sales and price drops 2 months later that make it feel like they should have waited. The devs for Affordable Space Adventures did it right: they stated the period of time they won't have any sales/drops, letting customers decide if they want to wait of buy now.

For now, I still plan to get it, as I really enjoyed the first one on WiiWare. I do have to compare with Castlestorm in price point, but then again I got both DLC's for Castlestorm which ends up bringing it up in cost too. So here is hoping Swords & Soldiers 2 does content and enjoyment to match its price point, and if so, all will be well.



shauntu commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

The way the reviewer mentions the option 'early on' to tell the truth or lie, really makes me think the reviewer didn't finish the game. The reviewer claims this part 'early on' is really clever, but the way he wrote it indicates that he doesn't know that the option to tell the truth or lie is at the heart of the major plot point of the game!



shauntu commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

The Fall is pretty awesome — old school adventure mixed in with some action gameplay, creepy atmosphere, and intriguing setting. The AI voice acting is great and surprisingly full of character, and the caretaker drone is a psycho (I am sure of it).



shauntu commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

Metroid Fusion is the last game chronologically. Zero suit is part of gameplay history including Zero Mission and Brawl. The new alt clothing are directly inspired from the endings of both Fusion and Zero Mission. Finally, most of my memories from Other M are of Samus wearing the military casual clothing, as shown on the Other M box art.

Which btw, should definitely also me an alt costume in the new Smash Bros!



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

I am fine with the delay if the end result is good... but the price point of the eventual release needs to make sense with the price point of the other versions at that point in time... no releasing if for $60 while other versions are available for $30 by that point...