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Zelda veteran and Adventurer.

Male, 31, United States

I'm 29, male, into anime, manga, and video games[obviously]. I also own a PS3, but my Nintendo stuff is my big mainstay. Just call me Smash or Link, if that's easier for you.^_^

Sun 24th Feb 2013

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smashbrolink commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

While I agree that Nintendo's representation of the Wii U, from opening year of first party games to ongoing advertisement, was pretty crappy, at the same time, you know as well as I do that NO amount of sales success would have made those third party ports sell on Wii U.
And if by "many third party games came out without problems", you mean " a very small minority" then you would be correct.
Of them, I'd say POSSIBLY Need for Speed and Deus Ex, but even they were late ports.
Go ahead and try naming a third party port on Wii U, and I guarantee you that in 99% of examples, I will be able to point out to you why not only Nintendo fans, but also third party game lovers, were convinced, by those very third party games themselves, to avoid third party multiplats on the Wii U, and how they could have avoided the issue and made profits off of the Wii U instead, like Platinum did with Bay 2, like Capcom did with MH3U, and like indies have most recently been doing thanks to the first ever console humble bundle.

Oh, and do not call my complaints petty, especially after all the support I showed to third party multiplats during the first year and a half of the Wii U's life.
Yeah, I'm ticked.
And as a paying customer who is used to seeing these third parties do so much better with their games, even on last gen consoles like PS3, I have every right to be.
Especially when dealing with an apologist ( not you) who claims that third party's treatment of Nintendo's fans was "exactly the same", when anyone with any lick of sense knows that it was NOT.



smashbrolink commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Quorthon I'm sorry, WHAT?!
"When you want to blame the Wii U's ills on "launching with last-gen ports," you now need to explain why the XBO and PS4 sold, despite launching in exactly the same way."?!

Okay, you know what?
They did NOT launch in the exact same way.
Ports of games like COD Ghosts, Sniper Elite V2, and plenty of others on Wii U, DID NOT GET THEIR FULL RANGE OF CONTENT WHEN THE SYSTEM COULD EASILY HAVE SUPPORTED IT, which DEVALUED them so badly that it caused the system's launch IRREPARABLE HARM.

Don't you even DARE try to claim there was equal treatment between the three system launches from third parties.



smashbrolink commented on Video: Watch Us Crack Some Skulls In The 3DS S...:

I'm so glad that I stuck with Link as my main.
Him being one of the playable character in the demo is going to mean I'll be able to practice for real, instead of settling for practicing using a character I don't plan on maining while I wait for the full game.



smashbrolink commented on Hyrule Warriors Update to Bring New Game Mode:

@Mega719 if that were true, then Nintendo wouldn't have gone from distancing themselves from mature titles, to fully funding games like Bayonetta 2 and Devils Third, not to mention saying yes to using DLC in more of their first party games.
Nintendo changes their minds on things quite often.



smashbrolink commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:


@GunstarHero234 " I keep stating this on the W_D page instead of having one console get a secondary system jesus what's so hard about that"

"Uhhh different financial situations? Some of us would like to enjoy an all in one console experience. Shocker concept, I know."

I managed to keep saving up while under threat of becoming homeless.
You don't get much more dire than that.
If I can do it, anyone can. Being cheap and wanting everything on one system is not a good excuse to wish death-by-dropping-out-of-consoles on Nintendo.
Man up, save up, then get the games on the systems they were meant to be played on.



smashbrolink commented on Award Winning Short Film Shows the Power of Ze...:

I'm going to make the effort to ensure that my own future children never have to use gaming as an escape from me and my future wife.
If anything, I'll make sure that gaming becomes a family thing for everyone to enjoy together regardless of what we're playing.



smashbrolink commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

@King47 It's also third-party-developers' faults for not taking the time needed to understand the system.
It's got enough power to create great exclusive games, they just don't want to try it because it doesn't work the way the other systems do.
They actually have to learn a new system, heaven forbid right?



smashbrolink commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

You know you've got some mental issues when you dig this deeply into something just to find flaws that weren't even intentional in design, then proceed to demonize whatever contains them as one of the worst things on earth.
Over 10 Years after it first came out.



smashbrolink commented on Sword 'N' Board Confirmed For Wii U:

It feels a bit clunky, to me....I mean, I'm all for sword beams, but when enemies die in one hit from them and you have to wait for the slow-moving shot to reach them?
I dunno, I just can't see myself getting into it when there's no hit detection for the actual blade itself.
Unless that was all pre-alpha stuff and he's done much improvement since then...

I will give him credit for the great music and the whimsical plot being used, though.



smashbrolink commented on Video: Want To See Just How Much Better Zelda:...:

@Kirk IIRC, Nintendo confirmed themselves that they went back and remade the majority of the game's visuals from the ground up in addition to the mechanics for the new items and the revamp of the Triforce quest.
The models, due to the new visuals, move differently and feel more fluid as well.
This is not just a touched-up port. Not by any stretch other than the base gameplay, island positions in the overworld, and plot being the same.



smashbrolink commented on Interview: Hideki Kamiya on The Wonderful 101,...:

I hope that the end bit of this interview has made at least a few of the more vocal people who whined about this being exclusive to Wii U feel properly bad about how they acted.

As Kamiya said, Nintendo swooped in and saved the day for our favorite Umbran Witch.
Kamiya took the deal for the sake of the fans, believing that they'd be happy that the sequel was going to live on.
Instead, he got a huge amount of flak for it.
How is that fair to him, his team, OR Nintendo?
Hint: it wasn't.
Those screaming anti-Nintendo fan jerks should be ashamed of themselves.



smashbrolink commented on Peter Molyneux Reveals His Favourite Zelda Tit...:

Why am I not surprised that Mol chose the realistic-looking Zelda?
Don't get me wrong, I loved the game almost as much as the next Zelda fan[I felt that many of the areas were too pointlessly huge with not enough to do during traveling through them], but there are so many other Zelda games that, IMO, have a better art style...



smashbrolink commented on Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D Blasting To The 3DS ...:

Rail shooters aren't as popular a genre as they once were, so I don't expect this to sell well.
The one that did best recently was Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, and that was because it had a few unique aspects to it.
Well, that and Kid Icarus, but I digress; this just feels too plain. I doubt it'll get any attention.