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Male, 26, Norway

Fri 8th November, 2013

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steamtrain commented on Atlus Discounts 3DS eShop Titles in North America:

@potatomage7 I never got into soul hackers or code of princess, but overclocked got me completely hooked! I highly recommend it. As for the others, I haven't played them, but I am very curious about smt4 & eo4. Conception I might get only because it's the only atlus game we got on sale in europe, and the demo wasn't too bad, but maybe I'll give soul hackers another shot :p



steamtrain commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

Well, take it as a compliment... Nintendo obviously did very good on Smash Bros. (and 3ds) or else 700 12 y.o.s would be paying no mind, busy playing their vita or whatsitcalled, and not asking Nintendo for this ridiculous claim after they've obviously begged their parents for a 3ds. Too bad they begged for the vita in the first place because it's so "overpowered" and "awesome", now they're just bitter...



steamtrain commented on Mother 4 Is On The Way, But It's Not Being Mad...:

Yes, it's terrible they use the intellectual property...

But, look at it this way - if they changed the name and any other possible infringement, it would still be the exact same game, and you are getting angry over words!

I'm no Mother fan, but I can recognize the work and dedication, and it would be a real shame if this is not released properly, assuming the game is as good as the trailer.

That said, I do think they should change the name out of respect to the creator. I won't play it unless they do. Because even if it's free to play, and it fits the bill, it's still sketchy and not right even if no harm was intended...

Who knows, maybe it's an awesome game and it's recognized by the creator...



steamtrain commented on Review: Glory of Generals (3DS eShop):

I can't speak of this title as I haven't played it yet, also it is apparently a very different game from Conqueror. But I can't help notice all this hate on Circle, why?

So your expectation is different... I bought World Conqueror expecting Axis & Allies, while it's a lot different it may be the game it is closest related to, and I found no trouble understanding the game. No, the battle is NOT random. And NO it's not like Risk or Advance Wars.

It seems these kind of games are uninteresting to you, which is fine, but you (NL, not Morgan specifically) being lazy for not getting to know a game you are reviewing, does not justify these reviews.

Look at the reviews in eShop, in Miiverse, people get it and really enjoy it. European Conqueror is worth $6, and it's the same deal as World. Nothing too fancy, but a 6/10(maybe, butfor $4?) and a 4/10, lol. And now this... Which may be fair I dont't know, but Conqueror is not...

I generally don't like hexgon-style strategy, but now I am not sure if I should buy this, but I probably will because of the bad score, which is absurd.



steamtrain commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

@Alucard83 Yeah, I kinda get that, but I'm not really that into it, esp. not Pokemon, the GameBoy version is enough for me :P

Besides no one around here plays card games, and I'm kind of bitter because all my MTG rares got stolen when I was younger.

But you're right it feels flat compared to the real thing ;)



steamtrain commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

It should be complimented with something Nintendo exclusive and promote it... Also wouldn't pokemon card players own Nintendo systems??? I really don't see the why of the whole thing, but whatever... MTG on android tablet was kinda cool! But to me it meant never buying any cards again, haha :P



steamtrain commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

@MadAdam81 I get that, but look at their treatment of the Wii U. They are a part of the problem why the Wii U isn't doing too good, also why Ubisoft games on the Wii U isn't either.

So they have presumably a great game (otherwise, why talk about it) on the hold, which if released (great game) would contribute more sales of the system and develop faith between Ubi and system owners.

I'm talking long term strategy, of course, and I don't blame them for not wanting to invest but...

The question is if this game is that great even, because if it was they would definitely release it for a long time business relationship between Nintendo & fans, or if it's not great, it won't do any good on the system anyway, so then the only reason for the reveal is to trash talk Nintendo...

So they are not interested in Nintndo either way, which is fine, they could have released it when the Wii U had a larger base just to make the money, but this talk is really shady, all things considered.

And this is the company making games about fighting Templars, haha.....



steamtrain commented on Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will...:


I agree!

I always enjoyed playing MK games, but the visual impressions have never done it for me. So I've never owned a single MK game.

But this looks... I don't know of a more awesome word for awesome, but this is the game that has impressed me the most visually in a long time.

Even though I'm not very good at MK games, it's a day one buy!



steamtrain commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Racism in Mario???

What about the goombas?

I'm pretty sure they were left out of MK so they don't steal your car...

But seriously, Mario characters have such crude characteristics, that if they made a black character, people would get seriously offended...



steamtrain commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Footage R...:

It is a japanese niche tv show, probably intended for kids, at least for japanese people who's fan enough to watch a show about pokemon in general.

It is not run by Nintendo.

And of course it was a ratings trap in one way or another, that's capitalism. Take it or leave it.

The footage was intended as a tease exclusive to this show, not an official worldwide reveal, probably one of more to come.

And I am sure the regular viewers of the show were pleased with it in general.



steamtrain commented on Video: This New Insanity's Blade Trailer Cuts ...:

The soundtrack sounds very good, but I agree it does not fit the visuals at all to my impression.

Who knows, maybe i's just expectations, and it will be awesome while playing. I've experienced this with a couple of games before...

But the graphics and gameplay is almost convincing enough for a certain day one purchase... I'm not sure yet, but it's very compelling!



steamtrain commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Footage R...:

I think it is healthy to get hyped up and then shot down.

Especially for those who do not agree with me on that.

Disappointment is a part of life, and it's nobody's fault but your own for expecting what, feeling and dealing with it the way you do.

If you don't have some minutes of your precious time to get disappointed and then turn down it with a laugh or a smile, I'm sure disappointment is hanging around you all the time.



steamtrain commented on Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii ...:

I generally don't like games developed by Ubisoft. They have great ideas and all, but there's something that I can't put my finger on. Just not my cup of tea I guess.

So I'm not hyped up at all, but maybe it will surprise me.

It is nice to see they actually care to make a Wii U version, and I hope they make a good one.



steamtrain commented on Feature: All the Important Details From the Ma...:


I forgot of course about the sd card which I assume works fine, but if you are not familiar with it + the system, and are considering buying one, you should check its compatibility beforehand.

I believe high grade SDHC works, that's what I use on my 3DS...



steamtrain commented on Feature: All the Important Details From the Ma...:


"Smooth" as in not experiencing any technical problems, sorry about that. I didn't mean a game is "sluggish" on i.e. a USB stick.

It is recommended by Nintendo that you use an external hdd with its own power supply for extra storage.

I don't, and I seldom experience any problems with my USB stick, but a couple of times the system has frozen while playing and charging a controller.

5 GB is not bad at all, I might reconsider downloading it.



steamtrain commented on Feature: All the Important Details From the Ma...:


Hard to say...

DKCTF (10 GB installed) was developed by Retro, while SM3DW + WWHD (2-3 GB installed each) & MK8 was developed by Nintendo. Nintendo is known for good use of space, so maybe it's a small one about 5 GB?

Or being blinded by the awesomeness of gameplay presentation, I could guess it will be an install about DKCTF, then I would prepare for a 13 GB download. But the installation files might bigger than that even...

However, if you want to be absolutely certain to run the game as smooth as it can you should use an external harddrive Wii U-only-use w/own power supply, or buy the disc copy.

I usually use a 64 GB memory stick (with caution, no charging while playing) and the games run fine 99,99% of the time, but I think I'll get the disc for MK8.



steamtrain commented on Feature: All the Important Details From the Ma...:


Personally I think the Mario series needs some new characters in general, and since there are few female characters it would be nice to see more.

But I think it's very hard to introduce new characters in a series like Mario, since it is so old and very loveable, and since it's "only" focus is on gameplay. If characters are "forced" into it people won't approve, including the females.

The important thing is that the game is fun to play for every gender, and I can't think of any game that considers this more than the typical Mario game.

I actually know of more females than males who enjoy Mario games, though most do not have a gaming lifestyle.



steamtrain commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

SM3DW, maybe tied w/Mario 64 (not nostalgic actually), is my favourite Mario.

WWHD is my favourite Zelda.

ALBW I am not so sure story-wise, but gameplay-wise it is very close to ALTTP, which is my favourite nostalgia trip.

Of course they don't bring up as many childhood memories, but if they were not "just another game in the series", I am sure they would start a Wii U craze.

But Pokemon... I am not sure. Right direction, of course. Awesome everything, except the general mystic/meanacing feeling from the early games are missing, plus story could be much better.



steamtrain commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

I think QoL can be a hit, if it reminds people that Nintendo isn't just about gaming and only for gamers, but for fun-loving people of every age and every culture.

Yes, I get that "gamers" that you strongly disagree with me. But I think your gaming friends would rather play COD on their Xbox regardless of the fact of Nintendo becoming more "mature".

I think everyone should be reminded how fun Nintendo entertainment is, and QoL may help with this.



steamtrain commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:


Gamefreak is a video game developer that makes games exclusively for Nintendo.

The Pokemon Company oversees and manages licensing issues for Nintendo I think.

So I believe while Nintendo owns the franchise, they "outsource" if that's the right word, most of the work with it, maybe even management.



steamtrain commented on Satoru Iwata Speaks Of The Need To "Redefine" ...:

It is better to have the right person for the job who does not know what to do, than the wrong person.

But I'm sure he knows what to do, he's just holding on the cards for the right moment.

And I don't see how he is arrogant, he is saying Nintendo is in the position as a company to do what they want. Yes, the Wii U is not doing so well, but the company is not dependent on it. But maybe they are working on that, these interviews are not reponding to your questions remember.

If Nintendo wasn't doing their own thing in new ways, like they are w/QoL, they would never have made video games.



steamtrain commented on Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda's Master Sword ...:

I am finishing Mass Effect 3 for the first time, and as I am getting into the story it saddens me that this is proabably the last time I finish this game, as good as it is, because the game's real strength is in the story.

While I don't know how many times I've finished Fallout New Vegas, because it is a really fun rpg.

Movie games are fun now & then, but just because it's trendy, does not make the future of gaming.



steamtrain commented on Interview: Nocturnal on Flowerworks HD's Bloss...:

Looks good! But what's up with the high pitch sound???

I just want to relax and play the game, not have a headache...

Is it to scare away mosquitos, or players younger than 50 years of age?

I hope it's only the audio quality of the video, but the rest sound fine, hmmm...



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:


I do my research at my own will.

All these games are influenced by an idea about how western civilization is, and that is really not what I am talking about.

Yes, it is sad, knowing there exists an english version of RF4 and that it does not get an european release. However this has actually little to do about region locking, but more to do about the game company.

Believe whatever you want.

I believe removing region locking will have some unforeseen unfortunate consequences, I am actually not arguing the case for region locking itself. Thank you, and good bye.



steamtrain commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

Before I bought my Wii U I honestly didn't think I would use the gamepad much, but now I only use the gamepad. And in 9/10 cases, I guess I would not bother playing anything if it wasn't around. It is great!

The point of it not being used to its full potential is not an argument for excluding it! And I think not utilizing it to its full potential yet is a very good idea anyways.

Also, as someone else has stated, a Wii U without a gamepad won't be that much cheaper. And it certainly won't convince the PS4/Xbone gamers who already think of it as a cheap & childish console.

As for the casual crowd, either they will bother to invest or they are too busy with their tablets, the price is fine. Any more irregular price drops and people will think something is horrible wrong with the product.

What we need is marketing, the word of mouth and some faith in Nintendo. There are many factors why the Wii U was unsuccessful, Nintendo being a minor one. It is easy to blame them in hindsight, but they did make a great console.



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:


Well, you said I have no proof, and I have explained myself alot here, more than I generally care for. I think my explaination is proof enough for my beliefs for now.

Because Nintendo practically runs the entire Japans game industry. The games that people are angry about not being released in their region, they are mostly Japanese games.

I don't know anything about them hiding their reasons, I haven't really looked in to the matter. My stance is as before, because Nintendo has had region locking since NES, I don't think it is a good idea to change that without a thought.

Every spill from a cup starts with a drop, not exactly a saying, yes, but it makes my point. I tried to balance the opinion expressed here and offer a different perspective, but I get some seemingly very paranoid responses(not you).

If I explain myself alot I am sorry, but I have a problem with communication sometimes, and I just try to make myself clear.

The changing mind-thing, that was not intended specifically towards you, I used "you" as an example and should have used "people", I am sorry I did not make myself clear about this. I tried to make my point that I am not apart of the region locking good vs bad discussion or the consumer vs big companies discussion, so that arguing either way with me won't budge.

I'm glad to hear it, a healthy attitude!



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:


I never said I had proof, I said I believe, and I said it will have some sort of effect.

Being free to westernize games is evidence for nothing. My argument is that a region free Nintendo might serve as an indirect "encouragement" for developers & investors to focus on globalization, and because of this in time, westernize. I am pretty sure this will happen to a certain degree, to what I am not sure.

Region locking software, is true. But then again, if there is any legal obligations for region locking, there is a reason for region locking consoles as well. I don't know if there is.

The vanishing "magic" I am talking about, is that we're all "consumers" and we all have a "right". Whatever happened to playing the game that is in front of you? Contacting some sketchy businessmen just to get a hold of an import? Playing hard-to-get games at a friends house? Or a friends friend? Or making new friends because they have got that one legendary game you have heard so much about? I am talking about a trend obliviating all culture & excitement into singularity.

I think that if your problem is that you can't get a game, you've got very few problems in life, but one big & hard one: Disappointment.

And I have always said I believe, there is no proof the one way or the other, because in Nintendo's case this has never happened. But you won't convince me I'm wrong just by arguing your case. I already know people want this game, and I already know people are frustrated because of region locking. I am sorry, I see it differently.



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:


Yes, I am aware of this. My reasoning is still not flawed, I still believe it will affect the industry considering the home console region lock.

And region locking is of course about control, no doubt.

I believe in Nintendos freedom to utilize region locking, just as I believe in the consumers freedom to import consoles & games + voice their disapproval.

As I have said, I think there is a substantial difference between Nintendo and the two other companies in the case of region locking.

WTO Ban? Very well, that is how you feel.

For me, it's not consumers vs. big companies. I am on neither side.

I feel that making everything available to everyone for the same effort diminishes the magic of it all.



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

I live in Europe too, I face the same problems.

In fact, I live in a small town in northern Norway, I don't have a car, and we only got two stores, grocery stores, in walking distance. If I want to go to the "big city" I need to take a bus for three-four hours, to come to a city of 50.000 people.

Now they are talking about closing down the postal office, which means I have to take a bus for a half an hour just to get the many packages I order from the internet.

Life is not fair. But I choose to live here, and I choose to not get a car. Just as you choose to not be satisfied with the many games already available to you.

If it were up to me, if I owned the rights of these games, I would give them to you, I don't care. But it's up to Nintendo, and sometimes it's not even up to them. And I respect that.

I don't care about region locking, but I think region locking is one thing for Xbox/PS, and another for Nintendo, and I think it is not wise to call out for a rash action just because someone wants something.

I don't know how it will affect the industry, and I don't think most people do, but Nintendo has been a big dog in the industry since NES, and NES had a region lock, it is no doubt it will affect something.



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:


If it is nonsense, why? Don't take your frustration out on me just because I have my own opinion.

How a developer designs games is dictated by the culture.
With region locking, investment & production is dictated by regional trends.
Without region locking, investment & production may be dictated to greater extent by global trends.

Culture has always been bound by some imposed limitation, technical or artifical or whatever. That's exactly what a culture is.

Is it a good thing? Is the sea deep? I don't know.

I'm just saying:
1) The matter is more complex than:
"Nintendo want's you to buy two 3DS systems"
2) If the matter is more complex than what we are focused on (example 1),
it is not wise to do something rash (region free)
3) If you really love these games, the safest way to support them,
is to buy them the way they are distributed now



steamtrain commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

A region free Nintendo might mean a Nintendo free from those games you want so bad.

Region locking supports cultural diversity.

Xbox & PS games are generally western games even when sold in Japan, Nintendo however has its feet in two different worlds.

Game culture is very different in Japan than in Western countries.

With a region free Nintendo, Japanese game companies might worry more about the global market, and so, they may include more western culture.

And Pandora's box is opened.

And while you think, hey that's a good thing, maybe it ruins a great game, maybe in time it ruins a company, maybe a business, maybe a culture.

Where will it stop? Nobody knows...

Seriously though, what you might like about western culture in japanese games, is the ignorance of it.

When you are importing consoles & games, you are supporting Nintendo and the games you love.

It is a very safe bet.

If you really love these games, accepting the region lock, even with the extra effort it's probably the best you can do for them.



steamtrain commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

Why not make some cheap braindead & addictive smartphone only games with Nintendo characters?

It would be hit or miss, but it's worth the risk.

But for this to work, they would need to release a dozen of these.

At least it will keeep Nintendo alive in mind.

Maybe even some minigames of console software?

Releasing old games however, is a really bad idea. It will throw off retro gamers from buying Nintendo consoles. The idea/hope of a good & functional VC is one thing keeping Nintendo alive.



steamtrain commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:


I completely agree.

It's not a bad idea though, but smartphone gaming lacks experience in being more than a fad for now, and it will never be anything close to playing ie. local coop on a console.

Local coop is awesome, people may forget that from time to time, but it will never vanish.

There were many unforeseen factors for the lack of success, because the Wii U is not a bad console at all. It's actually the most fun I've ever had on a console, and I got my first console the SNES in '92 or '93.

It was a twist of fate, and it does happen, no matter how badly some people does not want it to happen.

But hey, Nintendo will live on, and I've never been a fanboy, but they're a really great company despite all the criticism.