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ted-k

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#2

ted-k commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Unca_Lz @Webby-sama Does no one else appreciate the irony? "TIME IS MONEY! All those surveyed filled out for THIS? now I'm gonna go use my valuable time moaning on gaming forums."

Do people honestly buy games they don't really want just to get to platinum status? do people honestly consider filling out club nintendo surveys like a part time job or something? It takes a couple minutes to complete one of those surveys and it doesn't take all that many surveys to get to platinum.

I've never cared about the physical rewards so I'm fine with a free download. Actually before they ever offered digital downloads on club nintendo (well not counting that ultrahand game) I sent an email to Nintendo customer support suggesting downloads as rewards, and they wrote back saying they would consider it. So maybe you all have me to blame for the current situation! hahaha! (sorry to the people who already own all of these games.)

anyway, so far this year I've already gotten pokemon x and pikmin 3 for free from club nintendo, which I think is fairly generous.

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#3

ted-k commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Majora's Mask for me, because of the interesting game mechanics and dark vibe. I think it had by far the coolest story of any Zelda game. Twilight Princess is a close 2nd. It still feels like the most epic Zelda game. Wind Waker, Link's awakening, Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time would all be tied for 3rd. I'm still not sure why but Skyward Sword and Link between Worlds just felt lacking somehow to me, even though they're both still great games. I must confess I have yet to play the Oracle games and Minish Cap.

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#4

ted-k commented on Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North ...:

@ChemyNoSurfea I finally bought the cave story+ eshop version a couple weeks ago when it was 6$ just to see what all the fuss was about. I gotta say I'm really enjoying it. I still have yet to finish everything in the game and it seems they've fixed all the glitches cause I haven't noticed any. Even for 10$ it's definitely worth getting. but I definitely won't be getting the 3D retail version on eshop. I prefer the look of the original. I'd only consider this if it had new content, but apparently it has even less than cave story+

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#5

ted-k commented on Review: Shovel Knight (3DS eShop):

@KnightRider666 @S-Miyahon @Kirk I'm also curious why this didn't get a 10 since the review seems entirely positive without a single negative mentioned. S-Miyahon, 'minor wrinkle' just means it adds a new element making it slightly more complex, which I don't understand to be negative.

I'm guessing by @Philip_J_Reed 's response that to get a 10 it has to have some almost undefinable magical quality that makes it truly special, which I guess Shovel Knight doesn't quite reach. Maybe the story would have to truly be mind blowing or something to get a 10.

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#7

ted-k commented on SteamWorld Dig Is Finding Its Way to Wii U Thi...:

Will there be any new content? something added to the story, extra areas to explore, side quests, an extra difficulty level? if so I'd buy again, otherwise no. but great game for anyone who's never played it, just a little on the short side.

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#8

ted-k commented on Mario Kart Month: A History of the Mario Kart ...:

I don't understand the hate for Mario Kart wii. I loved it. I found the motion controls not only fun to use but also very precise. I managed to get my online ranking above 8000 using only motion controls. The wheelies and tricks looked cool and were also very strategic. The computer AI might have seemed cheap at the beginning but after mastering the tracks and the controls you could consistently finish first even despite being hit by a blue shell. I prefer Mario Kart wii to Mario Kart 7, although admittedly I've put in far less time on MK7. I find the 3DS very uncomfortable when holding down A, L, and R simultaneously all while using the circle pad, which is frequently necessary in MK7.

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#9

ted-k commented on Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolu...:

Yeah, I hear you. It can be maddening when a trap is wasted. But as long as it's not one of the mandatory capture missions all I do is curse the gods of monster hunter and resign myself to finishing the monster off.

I can only assume the reasoning behind not being able to place multiple traps is to deliberately make it more complicated to capture. (If I'm not mistaken though, in multiplayer each player can have 1 trap down at a time. I don't play multi that often since I only have the 3DS version so I'm not 100% sure about this.)

I think maybe you have to be somewhat of a masochist to really enjoy this game :) As others also mentioned, the ridiculously low drop rates of certain items can also be maddening. Maybe that's part of why it's so addictive though. Happy hunting!

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#10

ted-k commented on Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolu...:

@HappyHappyist Well, as I said, there are only a handful of quests that actually require you to capture a monster. I managed to get through them without that much frustration, and that was when I was still learning how to play. Once you're through those there's nothing forcing you to ever capture a monster again to continue progressing in the game, so I still don't see what your problem is. as I also said, I probably capture monsters more often than kill them because it's usually faster, so it can't be that difficult.

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#11

ted-k commented on Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolu...:

@Warruz @Genesaur I think some of the menus could be streamlined a bit, like removing and placing items in the box could both be presented in one menu with items in the pouch and box visible at the same time (that's a very minor complaint though). I agree with Genesaur though that part of the fun is doing a bit of investigating to figure out what all the items, gems, talismans, armor sets, weapons etc. actually do.

One thing I hope MH4U does have is more of a storyline. anyway, can't wait for MH4U!!!

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#12

ted-k commented on Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolu...:

@HappyHappyist As others have already said, not being able to pick up a trap once it's placed is definitely intentional and part of the challenge of the game. Capture missions require a different kind of strategy than the hunt missions (although you can also end a hunt mission by capturing the monster). When the monster starts limping you have to wait for it to go to another area, then go to that area and place your trap and lure the monster to the trap by standing with the trap between you and the monster. Or as others have already said, wait till it goes to sleep and put the trap right under it. Forget about the dung bomb method. I don't think it's an effective solution. Capture missions just require more patience, and anyway, there aren't that many of them, and later on you'll be glad you learned how to trap a monster because it's usually faster than killing it. Some of the G rank monsters don't limp at all or go to sleep and they can be pretty hard to capture, but all of the monsters in the capture missions will go to sleep.

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#13

ted-k commented on Video: Mario Kart 8's Balloon-Popping Battle M...:

While I'm sure this is disappointing to many Mario Kart fans, I don't particularly care. Of the time I've spent playing Mario Kart probably less than 1% of it was in battle mode, aside from the 1 on 1 battles of the original SNES Mario Kart, which I really enjoyed and played a lot with friends. I liked the strategy of hunting down your opponent, but in all the others, with a bunch of drivers in a relatively small arena, I never saw the point. Anyway, as others have said, maybe MK8 will get arenas later as DLC, because they couldn't afford to delay this any more.

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#15

ted-k commented on Video: Capcom Unleashes a New Monster Hunter 4...:

@3dcaleb By the way, it does take time to get used to the controls and to really become familiar with all the options and features this game has to offer. It's a bit of a learning curve which is maybe why some people can't get into it, but once you do it's very hard to put down. There's not much in the way of story, but it's one of the most purely fun games I've ever played, especially in multiplayer with friends, or strangers, although I only have the 3DS version which doesn't have online multiplayer (4U will have online on the 3DS they say). Playing local multiplayer crossplay on wii u and up to 3 3DS´s is really cool too. I wish more games did this!

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#16

ted-k commented on Video: Capcom Unleashes a New Monster Hunter 4...:

@3dcaleb yes you are missing out! I agree with all the other replies to you. I also didn't like the demo, but got the game because a friend convinced me to. Now I'm at 250 hours! I've never put anywhere near that much time into any other game. If it looks like your kind of game I can almost guarantee you'll love it. MH3U can't be very expensive by now. Just get it! I'm very sure you won't regret it and then you'll be ready for 4U when it comes out next year.

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#17

ted-k commented on Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U...:

@Yorumi @cusman Yes, the patent laws absolutely need to change. They are stifling innovation rather than promoting it. Companies that make and sell fantastic products are having to pay millions to fight off useless companies that have no intention of ever doing anything with their so called patented inventions.

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#18

ted-k commented on Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U eShop / Game Boy...:

I'm ignoring all the whining that this should have been released on 3DS... I never owned any Gameboy system so I'm just glad to get a chance to get these games (legally and with good emulation) . One thing I think is a nice touch is scanning the original manual. I used to love the old manuals and was disappointed the VC games up until now haven't include them. Manuals seem to be somewhat redundant nowadays since games tend to have tutorials, and I miss the artwork and story details included in the old manuals.

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#19

ted-k commented on Nintendo Confirms Club Nintendo Promotion for ...:

wow, sweet deal for new 3DS owners! and I just realized, for me too! I've been holding off on registering my 3DS XL until next club nintendo year to get me on my way to gold or platinum status, since I'm already at platinum this year. plus I've got MK7 also still unregistered. this is probably a better deal than whatever the gold or platinum prizes will be in 2 years, and I might hit gold next year anyway. thanks Nintendo! sorry to people who feel ripped off who've already registered their 3DS and/or bought Pokemon x/y. But obviously this is to attract new owners. And everyone who really wanted Pokemon x/y probably already bought it. They're not going to give the game away for free at launch. I've actually never really been interested in Pokemon, but this gives people like me a free chance to try it out.

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#21

ted-k commented on Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amaz...:

@unrandomsam @JaxonH I don't have a problem with the bullet. It just lets people in last place catch up a bit. And you definitely will not win consistently without skill. You can win occasionally by getting lucky. All I ask for MK8 is they tone down the blue shells, or at least give some reasonable way to defend against them. I thought they were way too frequent in MK7.

Anyway I'm excited for this. Mario Kart is the funnest multiplayer series IMO

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#27

ted-k commented on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary E...:

@adamical I'm also still hesitant to create the ID after hearing of people losing all their downloaded games, and it also seems so needlessly restrictive. Locking you into one country forever? what's up with that? still, I'm tempted to do it just to play this game. I'm a sucker for zelda and never got a chance to get this before now.

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#28

ted-k commented on Kickstarter Research Highlights Low Delivery R...:

Right now I'm backing a kickstarter project for the first time, La Mulana 2. I played the wiiware version of La Mulana and loved it so much that I couldn't resist backing the sequel. I have total confidence in the developers since they have a proven track record, and I'm glad to support them in making a sequel which they might not otherwise be able to make, or just help them make it bigger and better than it otherwise would have been. For projects like this kickstarter is great.

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#29

ted-k commented on Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN:

@Haxonberik If you read the message from the developers you'll understand why their kickstarter goal is so low, it's the bare minimum they figure they need in order to finish the game, but they state they'll need to get other part time jobs to be able to do it. I'm guessing because they're more or less unknown at this point they didn't expect to be able to get the same kind of support as a more well known indie developer. Other projects tend to ask for a lot more and I don't think it's unreasonable for them to do so.
And people, stop bashing them for wanting to make a 2D Metroid tribute. If you read the game info, they are adding some ideas of their own. I may back this. Deciding to do a project like this is big risk for them financially. As an indie musician I sympathize with that.

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#30

ted-k commented on Shovel Knight Targeting 31st March For Launch:

@ThomasBW84 I'm like you, sort of nervous about backing anything on kickstarter. I'm seriously considering backing La Mulana 2 but I really would like to see it on 3DS and their stretch goals for additional platforms seem totally unrealistic, making me wonder if it'll only ever see a PC release.

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#34

ted-k commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@Warruz Are you playing the Japanese MH4? I'm curious how many new monsters there are, and if there are many differences from MH3U in terms of controls or other features. I don't have a Japanese 3DS or understand any Japanese so I'm patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for MH4 to arrive in the west :)

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#35

ted-k commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@Warruz No water fights? I don't know whether to be happy or sad. At first I disliked the underwater quests in MH3U but I've started getting used to them and they provide a nice change of pace. Still excited for MH4!!
@Shiryu I don't find the camera controls to be that hard to use on the 3DS and I've never used the circle pad pro. Mind you I still haven't played much with range weapons but I've managed to get through all the Moga quests and am almost at G level in Tanzia so I can't be doing too badly.

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#37

ted-k commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

My votes go to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate because I've put far more time into it than any other game and still have a long ways to go and it's still fun, and 3DS/wii u crossplatform multiplayer is just so cool and we need more games that do this!

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#39

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

@SavoirFaire I also found the demo totally uninteresting, but I picked up the 3DS version when it was 20$ on the eshop because a friend wanted to play multiplayer. Now around 120 hours in I'm totally hooked. There's much more to this game than the demo shows. Essentially yes, all you do is fight large monsters but there's so much to consider in building up your character's weapons, armor, and so many items to use, it becomes very addictive. It's fantastic as a multiplayer co-op game.

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#40

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

@rjejr When playing MH3U with two 3DS´s and a wii u I haven´t noticed any lag. There are a few very minor glitches when playing this game multiplayer but they don't really affect gameplay. It really is great to play this game with a few friends in the same room. I'm a big big fan of local multiplayer.

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#41

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

This game is easily the best value for money of any game I've ever played. I can't think of any other game in which I've logged anywhere close to the amount of time I've played MH3U (well over 100 hours already) and I still want to keep playing! The cross platform multiplayer is awesome and something I hope to see in more games. Well done Capcom. Now when is MH4 coming to the West?

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#42

ted-k commented on Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Unti...:

Amazon in Canada had the 2DS for 89$ for the last couple weeks. I was so tempted to order one just to use for some Mario Kart 7 multiplayer and for rare occasions when both my wife and I want to use the 3DS, but in the end decided I had already spent enough money lately on games.

@Phantom_R maybe so but I don't regret paying 200$ for my 3DS XL for the amount that I've used it since I bought it

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#44

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@eza
The reply you got from Nintendo is very discouraging.
I've always loved Nintendo for their games but this situation is not encouraging me to want to continue to buy their products.
@PenCapChew
Yeah, it´s so frustrating. It seems like such a simple thing: have all your digital purchases saved under one account and each game could be assigned to any one console at a time. why not implement a system like this? It would protect their content but still give customers the flexibility they want. And region locking and now country locking with the NNID? I don't see any purpose to this at all, not from their point of view as a company and certainly not from a customer's point of view.

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#45

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ferthepoet
I actually just bought a wii u but haven't used it yet since I currently live in central america but bought the wii u online in Canada where I'm from. So the combined eshop funds thing is also irrelevant to me right now but wouldn't be a big deal even when I do start using the wii u. I agree, I don't see any real benefits but plenty of drawbacks to this system as it is now. I just hope we can continue using the eshop on the 3ds for the foreseeable future without setting up the Network ID, at least until a much improved account system is implemented. This system seems to completely ignore the fact that many people travel and spend time living in other countries. A portable system should be portable by definition. Not tied to a specific region! How hard would it be to have one account with all my eshop purchases which I could then link to any 3DS, then unlink it for any reason (it gets stolen, lost, broken etc.) and link it to a different 3DS? it's so simple. Oh yeah, and get rid of super restrictive country and region locking.

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#46

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ferthepoet @Doma @tripunktoj @eza @PenCapChew This does seem to be several steps backwards in terms of creating a simple unified account system. This is very disappointing and I hope Nintendo does something to fix this soon. I don't plan to create a NNID until they do as this seems to create even more restrictions than before, as you can no longer access the eshop from another region and apparently will lose your games from other regions once you become locked in to one region with the NNID. Combining funds between a wii u and 3DS isn't a big deal to me and seems to be missing the point. It's not like it's that hard to add funds to each system separately. What I want is the ability to buy a virtual console game once and play it on either system, and to have all my purchases saved under one account that's not tied to any console so that I can redownload them at any time in the future to a new console in case of loss or theft or selling an older console etc. Nintendo still doesn't seem to understand this.

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#48

ted-k commented on Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Driv...:

For me download is the way to go on the 3DS since you can have all your games with you all the time without ever having to be switching cards. and there have been some nice sales, there was the 30$ credit for buying Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei 4, and Capcom has given some great deals with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and RE Revelations at half price. Hopefully we'll see more sales like that. Also, I currently live in Latin America and the prices on games in stores are absurdly high so it's actually a lot cheaper for me to download them off the eshop even at full North American retail prices.

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#50

ted-k commented on The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could ...:

@MJKOP @JtotheY I'd been holding out on getting the wii u but finally caved and got the mario and luigi bundle this past weekend. Future Shop and Amazon in Canada both had them for 250$. It just seemed like too good a deal to pass up, since it includes both New Super Mario U and Luigi U. They must have sold quite a few in Canada also at that price.