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AuthorRe: Ace Attorney Series
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6,526. Posted:

I do agree that Apollo himself isn't much of a lawyer (yet), but then I don't really feel that was the point of the game. Any new person coming into AA4 as the main character would have some gigantic shoes to fill, so they didn't really bother — they created an entirely new style of story (in comparison to the original trilogy) and used Apollo Justice to showcase the greatness that is Phoenix Wright himself. I love Hobo!Feenie, he is seriously amazing and deserved every bit of his mentor-ish role, which was fantastic IMO. After having spent the entire original trilogy playing the fool himself, he finally got to be the guy in the know, kinda pulling the strings himself, and to me that was a satisfying thing to have play out before me. that's why it's my favorite, haha :3

As for no Maya, Iris, Pearl, etc. — if it'd been two or three years of disbarment, i would've been more suspicious at the lack of any of his friends hanging around, but seven plus him doing the vagrant thing, yeah I can see some leaving him to his own devices and the others staying far away so as not to wreck everything he was trying to do (or hell, them being busy with their own careers during the events of AJ, lol). Edgeworth, the Feys, and everyone else all played their story out through the original trilogy, and it was an awesome story at that, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. AJ was a much-needed break from the existing tales of craziness and woe, I thought. If/when we see another main-series sequel, I'd definitely like to see (or at least be told?) what happened to the bigger players (namely the aforementioned Feys and Edgey), and also to see perhaps a stronger (wiser?) Apollo taking the helm for reals, haha. idk how they'd manage to wrangle that all together without Shu Takumi, though. I want a sequel, but not if he's not there directing it and making it as awesome as everything else he's had a hand in. :(

I did feel it was odd that there were no other cameos than Phoenix and Ema, but in retrospect I do think it was the best choice in terms of Apollo Justice. AAI was pretty ridiculous in the cameo respect — Butz and Oldbag are best served in small doses, not continually used over and over. Give some other characters a chance to shine. I liked how they reused Adrian Andrews and Lotta Hart over the course of the original trilogy, they fit with the cases they were used in very easily. In AAI they had to talk pretty fast to make it believable — even the connection between Gumshoe and Kay felt like a stretch to me. IMO, it would've been better just to use some new characters that didn't get in the way of poor Edgey's natural greatness. Edgeworth isn't some newbie pulled in off the streets, he's a solid fixture of the original trilogy and he deserved better than what AAI handed him — for crap's sake, the final case is supposed to be the best of what the game has to offer, and that was just a horrid, drawn-out mess. Hopefully Capcom will fix everything in AAI2; the Gregory Edgeworth thing has me intrigued and i don't want any cameos of annoying people screwing that up.

i get where you're coming from, though. being the weakest game out of an otherwise excellent series (usually) isn't a bad thing, i guess. i was just messing around with the 'them's fightin' words'; i just found it funny that we were on the opposite sides of that particular fence. plus, i don't get to use that phrase enough :3

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AuthorRe: Someone has stolen your 3DS
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6,527. Posted:

I'd force 'em to clean out lz's birdcage for a week. That'll teach 'em to mess with my 3DS :O

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6,528. Posted:

Singularity wrote:

AAI wasn't quite as good as Trials and Tribulations or Ace Attorney, but it was certainly better than Apollo Justice (awful characters, poor decisions regarding Phoenix Wright and the lack of any real cameos from Edgeworth, Gumshoe, etc)

them's fightin' words :O Apollo Justice is my favorite of the series so far and i love it to bits. Unlike AAI, it didn't have to resort to hitting you with cameo after cameo to get you through it, the characters were much more memorable (and likeable), and that last case blew me away for srs. :3
sequel plz, Capcom

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AuthorRe: Could Super Mario 3DS Be....
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6,529. Posted:

They're already discussing that exact possibility in this Super Mario 3DS thread here. Please feel free to join the discussion there :3

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6,530. Posted:

Objection_Blaster wrote:

Perhaps Shu not being involved in AAI is part of the reason I (and others) believed the story/concept wound up faltering at least some.

i had no idea he wasn't involved at all... that would certainly explain why i hated it. now i don't feel so bad for doing so :3

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AuthorRe: Do you Import games? And if so, how do you import?
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6,531. Posted:

eBay works for me, and PlayAsia sometimes too. Imports via Amazon are too expensive, people want an arm and a leg there.

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AuthorRe: When you see TBD's avatar in a thread, do you automatically think that the thread just got locked?
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6,532. Posted:

Swerd_Murd wrote:

pixelman wrote:

Your :3 is getting old.

pixelman wrote:

Your :3 is getting old.

pixelman wrote:

Your :3 is getting old.

Quoted 3 times for extreme truth. It's awful.

glad you're having a good time, then :3

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6,533. Posted:

salty1264 wrote:

4 is bigger than 3

it also looks funnier :3

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AuthorRe: What are you guys playing right now?
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6,534. Posted:

The Wii recommendations thread is here. Feel free to ask for recommendations there. If you just want to discuss what everyone is playing, feel free to join the ongoing discussion in this thread. :3

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6,535. Posted:

R-L-A-George wrote:

y2josh wrote:

@RLAGeorge: It's okay if we call ourselves rednecks. It's not okay for someone else to call us rednecks.

Edit: Sorry James, I was about to do that myself.

There is a bit of redneck in all of us.

I was mostly joking.

still not cool when a few of us here identify as 'redneck'. :/

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AuthorRe: When you see TBD's avatar in a thread, do you automatically think that the thread just got locked?
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6,536. Posted:

@Luigi78: feel the wrath of my copy of Photoshop! >:3
that was actually kinda perfect the way your avatar worked out, haha... :3

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6,537. Posted:

I do hope you all are still joking, because I'm not going anywhere :3
also i have minions now and i'll send them after you with their terrifying :3-faces, haha :O

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,538. Posted:

The next time he sits down wrong, i'll let you know the results. :3 Good luck on your end.

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,539. Posted:

That's a completely different hypothesis, though, and I'd like to counter it with the fact that I've busted a gut laughing at my husband more than once because he went down like a ton of bricks after something hit him in the groin. He's usually too busy groaning and stumbling around to land any hits afterward.

therefore, 'laughing at your spouse results in physical pain' can only be Plausible, not Confirmed >:3

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AuthorRe: woman sues after slipping on a banana peel
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6,540. Posted:

@James: I'd watch that episode before writing it off as flat-out wrong — they tested the slippery effects of banana peels pretty thoroughly. The myth they busted was that 'it is guaranteed that a person who steps on a banana peel will slip and fall', though, which is what i think people have forgotten. it's not that it'd never happen, it's just that the results were too inconsistent to guarantee a fall every time.

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,541. Posted:

all right, curiosity satisfied — i didn't touch the wiimote throughout the entire end sequence. the final ending did trigger much more quickly than when i played through and then set it aside — i could hear it trigger right after the screen went totally white — but then all of a sudden the wiimote connection timed out and the 'connection lost, press any button' screen came up just in time to halt the ending, haha. that was kinda funny, i thought :3

also, when the 'game over' screen is up, it doesn't matter whether the wiimote is connected or not. i briefly pondered leaving it alone for a while and seeing what happened, but then i figured that it was time for me to really let go and do something else, haha. so i'm done with the ending (and that freakin' end boss, holy crap i hate that thing). i'm'a go back to the first two levels for a while :3

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AuthorRe: Should I trade in my Wii, and if so should I buy an XBox 360 or PS3?
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6,542. Posted:

Unfortunately, these 'should i buy' or 'system1 vs. system2' threads usually wind up degenerating into bickering. You're more than welcome to peruse some of the surviving topics if you like; hopefully they'll help you make your decision. There's also the Xbox 360 fan thread and the PlayStation 3 fan thread if you'd like to check out the pros of either system straight from people who own them. :3

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6,543. Posted:

Please feel free to continue the discussion in this existing thread. Thank you :3

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6,544. Posted:

Please feel free to ask for VC recommendations in the VC recommendations thread. Thank you :3

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AuthorRe: SpotPass is a joke. Let's be honest.
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6,545. Posted:

James Newton wrote:

I think it'll work well in parts of the world and not so well in others. Surprise!

this, haha. then again, if you're buying a 3DS specifically for SpotPass, you've got bigger problems than potentially not being able to find a place to snag you some internets :3

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6,546. Posted:

In the meantime, if you need to edit your own comments, 'PageURL/CommentNumber/edit' will allow you to do so. The comment number can be found via the Quote link, just hover your mouse over it and you'll see a six-digit number that identifies your comment in the Quote URL. For example, if James needed to edit his own comment, he'd use 'http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/help/edit_and_delete_post_buttons_are_broken/737269/edit' to do so.

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6,547. Posted:

We've got a thread here for the discussion of the 100th episode and everyone's favorite Nerd videos/moments. Feel free to join us :3

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AuthorRe: BIT.TRIP FLUX Spoiler topic
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6,548. Posted:

@SMF96: no, what i was trying to say was that during my tests (because if you hit 'resume' during the end sequence, you'll start from the beginning of that sequence, not all the way from the beginning of Catharsis entirely; i'd restarted the end sequence multiple times for the hell of it), i accidentally triggered the real ending (once you're in the white screen, leave the wiimote still for 5-10 seconds) before i had the chance to hit pause and restart the sequence for the one last run-through (which wouldn't involve moving the wiimote at all during the end sequence). that's the last thing i have to try before i'll be satisfied [read: out of ideas, haha]. :3

either way, doing what you're describing wouldn't happen, because you go to the scoring screen before you go to the end sequence, and you have to press 2 to get past it. sitting there and not pressing anything does nothing, lol :3

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6,549. Posted:

exactly, haha. that nagging 'what if' will bother me if i don't try, anyway :3

edit: okay, two things:

(a) not hitting any of the beats changes nothing in terms of the ending sequence or its outcome
(b) (and i should've realized this earlier, duh i'm a moron) it has nothing to do with the wiimote disconnecting and everything to do with holding still. leaving the wiimote alone at the end for about 5-10 seconds was long enough to trigger the Game Over.

i accidentally triggered the real ending before i got the chance to try not moving the wiimote at all from the beginning of the end sequence (to see if it terminated earlier, perhaps), so i'll need to try that next. blarg, i hate that end boss so much :(

i did try writing down the sequence of numbers that flashes across the screen in the beginning of the end sequence, but it's either gibberish or i wrote it down wrong (most likely the latter, haha). when i try it again i'll see if i can't make sure i wrote it down correctly.

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6,550. Posted:

@SMF96: when i get home, i'm going to try putting the wiimote down as soon as i beat the final boss and seeing if anything happens differently (provided it shuts off in time, lol). or i guess i could take the batteries out and see what that does...

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