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Fri 8th November, 2013

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steamtrain commented on Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares T...:

@Robotron2084 That's true, but I went with the bigger screen anyways. I play my XL every day so I'm kind of used to it, and when I get tired I switch to the Wii U which is surprisingly comfortable, although it was very hard to get used to at first.

I preordered the MM3D XL last night, but I'm not a fan of the design actually, the standard white looks much better imo.



steamtrain commented on Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares T...:


Here's a comparison:

The question is size vs visual impression.

I sometimes think my XL is a bit too small, so it's a given that I'm going for the New XL, although I wish it had been in white like the standard.

Limited editions? Hard to tell... It depends on sales and what games are coming out. With the MM3D and MH4 limited editions I wouldn't hold my breath. But then again, the MM3D has sold very well, so maybe for a next big release, maybe Xenoblade(April 2015), Fire Emblem(2015) or Pokemon(Q4 2015/2016)?



steamtrain commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

@ericwithcheese2 Yes I agree, and of course people have the right to be disappointed.

There are actually a few things I'm not so happy about myself, but I wish I could voice my concerns without being a drop in the sea of complaints, this is indirectly a fan forum, and the direct was in no way objectively a bad one - it had something for everybody with many different surprises.



steamtrain commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

It must be hard running a company these days, even at a fan forum like this so many people are nitpicking all they can, or they go straight for the obvious one - one "bad" business decision.

It really must be hard being a consumer as well, not having any peripheral vision...

Of course there will be some objectively good and bad stuff with presentation.

Obviously, there will be many things good and bad subjectively.

But the lengths people go only to overshadow the good stuff, just to criticize and feel important instead of feeling a reasonable amount of excitement and appreciation, never ceases to amaze me.

But whatever, I'm not Nintendo and I'm not you, so I'm naturally very excited and thankful! And I'm looking forward to the next direct.



steamtrain commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

I think next gen Nintendo will be a seamless experience for both developers and consumers, at home or on the go, and I think we will be "familiar" with a superior system to any, be it entertainment, leisure or health. I think Nintendo is already ahead of everybody with QoL. But we'll see...



steamtrain commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

It's always funny to sum up the demands from the socalled experts...

Nintendo is doing everything they can to keep their head above water, and even plan for the future, given this I think we are in for a very nice treat for 2015, and I don't think there is anything wrong in what they are doingt hough there is always room for improvement.

As always there are things I personally wish to see materialized, but I know I will be pleasantly surprised by the things I didn't even think about.

Unforutnately Nintendo don't have the hindsight report of 2015, but I think it is for the best so they can continue on what they are doing, on what they do best, and not become a feeding machine for consumer zombies.

I don't really understand why some people are on this forum if they love Playstation so much, but I guess it kinda makes sense in a twisted way to blame Nintendo for their own personal inability to buy Nintendo products. But remember if Playstation was all that, you wouldn't be here, so more than anything you should be thankful.



steamtrain commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

Of course Nintendo didn't produce many, it is a novelty item for crying out loud! When word got out that they were going fast because of the fanboy hype, people started hoarding them just to overprice them. Well, that's all Nintendo's fault naturally...



steamtrain commented on Review: Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super...:

This is probably my favourite rpg. Bit late for comment and I can see why some will find nothing special about it, but for me, the story, characters, humour, visuals etc. makes for a 10 in my book, it trumps any other rpg every time except maybe for A Link to the Past, but I'm not even so sure about that, Zelda may lead adventurewise, but BoF2 definitely wins storywise.



steamtrain commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?:

@NbaJunkie You are forgetting off-tv play, maps, and I believe if I remember correctly Pikmin let's you play with the touch screen. Inventory, off-tv, maps, etc. may not mean a difference to you, but it means a lot to me, that is my opinion.

On topic: I honestly don't want much use of the touchscreen, in this case it seems like a great idea to implement the hacking to the gamepad, but remember this game wasn't developed for the Wii U exclusively. Yeah, I know Ubisoft made the promise, but still...



steamtrain commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

@Extremist Well, I agree there's probably a good portion of nostalgia behind this result, but I wouldn't dismiss these old games for their nostalgia/retro factor only.

You can say that games of today have improved gameplay & graphics, but the nostalgia factor trumphs every time, because it is all about the overall experience, and sure many people of today won't be spelled under super mario bros, but a great deal of that is because they don't give in to the experience, because it is "outdated", so basically that's the nostalgia factor of modern gaming. It's exactly the same thing.

Imagine making kids of today watch black/white movies, they'll probably hate it, but then again if you bore them enough before hand so they'll let their guard down, the same movie might be their favourite, making a lasting impression.

But I agree that many of these retro games are overrated, and many modern underrated. 3d world is probably my top 3 Mario game. But I do believe Super Mario World is well deserved, I think as long as we have Mario in this world, people will go back to it more than any of the others, if only in spirit.



steamtrain commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

Please let us distribute 1, 2 and 3 points or something. I'm satisfied with the results, but a 1 vote system in general isn't fair, not when presented as a list like this. I am sure the list would be a lot different if we had a say in ranking not only our favourite...



steamtrain commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

This "study" starts with the pretense that video games alone make people violent, and that no action is being taken to prevent this violence, and when this ridiculous pretense obviously duh doesn't correlate to reality, they conclude that video games doesn't influence any violent action at all, which itself is absurd. How are these guys scientists, really???



steamtrain commented on Review: Witch & Hero (3DS eShop):

Ridiculous! You guys really hate Circle, for some reason unknown to me.

Let's put it like this: the game was released late NES or early SNES, VC now double the price. Yes, it was not the best game but it was fun and challenging, despite the simple mechanics, and based on your fondness of the game and your memories of it, it might even have gotten a 7/10.

So, it was made in modern times, but appealing or not, the review should consider the experience and the challenge, not the willingness of the gamer. Super Mario Bros. made today exactly the same, I would love it, but it might not be as appealing to try it.

Yeah, it not very special, but it's kinda fun and a challenge, somewhat additctive, and the music is pretty good too, a bit of humor as well... 5,6/10 easily considering the price.

I know alot of games you are very generous to, and if there's any reason for hating Circle besides making "ok" games, I think you should share it, maybe I'll even agree, but these superficial reviews are very disappointing considering the general quality of in-depth in most of your reviews. If your just tired of reviewing mediocre games, that's ok, but many 3,4,5 and even 6/10 mediocres are hurting my brain playing, so maybe you should skip reviewing them all together, cause making Circle the scapegoat is not fair to them or the consumers.



steamtrain commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

This game seems like a joke, but it's actually really good, the music, the humour, story, everything, I can'g help but feel like a pervert for playing this, but it's done in an almost delicate manner, and the game is often parodying itself, but still why not just make the game normal with the date sim because it was a surprisingly fresh twist for the genre... Still creepy, still fun... It's more vulgar I think compared to Senran Kagura, but it has much more depth.



steamtrain commented on Feature: Ten Games That Are Perfect For Hallow...:

What about "The Cave"?!

I'm not that into Halloween so I won't be playing any of these for that reason, but I might play Cave, because it's fitting and it's such a good game!

One of few games that would actually get me into the Halloween mood.



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 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.