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AuthorRe: Does a professional reviewer have a mandate to bring personal political biases into a review?
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701. Posted:

DefHalan wrote:

Sleepingmudkip wrote:

I just hate it when they take off like 10 points off because its to hard(most of the time its a FPS fan reviewing a JRPG)

It helps to know the reviewer's personal taste when it comes to things like this.

pretty much this. in no way do i let my purchasing decisions hinge on one single review, i'm usually reading everything i possibly can from people who have played the game. heck, half the time i'm asking my friends how they felt about something instead of consulting a proper write-up about a game to see if i'll like it, because i know my friends' tastes and who to trust the most about this genre or that genre. it's very helpful to understand where a person is coming from in terms of a game review, and if she as a woman had a problem with the way women are depicted or treated in-game, i'd almost expect for it to come out through her review of said game. doesn't bother me a bit since she's one voice among many.

if game reviews and reviewers weren't a dime a dozen on these great wide interwebs, maybe you'd have more of a point with all this ruckus-raising, @garywood, but I just don't see the problem.

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702. Posted:

you'd have one opinion among many. it's all six of one/half a dozen of the other anyway — you'd have the people rabidly agreeing with you and those disagreeing with you to the death no matter what you wrote. the important thing is that you'd be able to say what you said unhindered, just like all the 'nutters' you think are crazy for having said this or that about games you've played, so what does it matter as long as you were absolutely, brutally honest? no one could fault you for that.

When you write to please others, that's where you go wrong, because people are still going to disagree no matter what you write. you have to be honest with yourself and with everyone around you — 'as a long-time Mass Effect fan, this game was crap', y'know?

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703. Posted:

@MrWalkieTalkie: Just so you know, if a member of the moderation team is actively participating in a discussion, let us make the call whether or not to delete it. There was nothing wrong with that discussion, garywood (and everyone else) were abiding by our Rules so far as I could see. If it had gone too far, I would've nipped it in the bud, I promise you.

as to the topic in question, if it negatively impacted their playthrough of the game and how they felt about the game overall, I absolutely expect a reviewer to bring it up and for it to color the review overall. Why bring something up and then at the end be all 'oh but don't let that stop you it's a great game' when it clearly wasn't a great game from the standpoint of the reviewer?

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704. Posted:

@FishieFish: I understand that, but I mean while playing the Future Past pack, would Cynthia still recognize Sumia as her mother (and have a suitably awkward conversation with her) is what I'm asking. I haven't used Sumia since i got her in the game, so i don't want to go through the trouble of keeping her alive and whatnot if her daughter won't talk to her, y'know? :3

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705. Posted:

aargh that Future Past pack is crazy~ but i had a question: if one of the children is a child it's impossible for you to get in your file (e.g. i can't get Cynthia because Sumia can't marry any of the available bachelors I have left in my group, aargh), will they still talk to their mother at least? or will that conversation just have to wait for a different playthrough?

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706. Posted:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

Just...Capcom.

yeah i think that sums it up at this point

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Can delete Your Games Remotely
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707. Posted:

@DefHalan: The difference is that one is covered by the EULA, so in the event it ever happens, you are SOL. The other is not, however, and legally you will be made whole again afterward, else they could face a class-action. :3

@Mickeymac: Indeed. This instance here is a non-issue, but I like putting that out there because people can get quite angry when users like me put our feet down about buying digital vs. holding out for retail. :3

that said, for those few who may still be afraid Nintendo will delete games removed from the Shops or whatever — there was one instance of a glitchy game that had been released via the Wii Shop (Last Ninja 3 iirc) that was removed and users were offered refunds. If the refund was accepted, the game was deleted from the user's console, but if the refund offer went ignored the glitchy game remained. No action was taken by Nintendo before the user made the decision to accept the offered refund. For all other instances of games being removed from the VC, users who purchased and downloaded them were/are still able to play them absolutely unhindered, and i believe we may also have the option to redownload them still — i haven't checked my Wii in a while so ymmv, but last i knew the option was still there.

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708. Posted:

@DefHaian: if I did nothing wrong, played only games I purchased legally and did nothing to circumvent either hardware or software security measures, them having the option to brick my system is not covered by the EULA and they will either replace the system or refund me my money. If I purchase a digital version of a game, though, it's in the EULA that the license i've purchased may be revoked at any time, and you have to agree with the EULA in order to purchase the license in the first place. Try again. :3

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709. Posted:

No matter what or how it happened, scams or no, this is why buying digital is always at your own risk. They can't take away a physical cartridge, but they can absolutely revoke a digital license. Keep that in mind, guys, when you're about to ridicule someone else for not choosing to purchase a digital version of a game for whatever reason. :3

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AuthorRe: Fire Emblem Question: Why won't Grima go away?
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710. Posted:

there's the option of dlc and the optional chapters to be considered, that's why they did it. what's being saved is probably your levels and information regarding things you bought or did before tackling grima's chapter again, not that of the enemies you just defeated. it's not the first game to leave you at your last spot just before the boss, won't be the last. sorry the game's been ruined for you, but it's not a glitch, it keeps the game open for the player to continue with things released later on. :3

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AuthorRe: Avoiding fake/bootleg GBA games
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711. Posted:

@apowes: if you're buying on eBay, just keep your eyes open; if the fonts look off or something seems weird (a DS game for NA in a clear EU case for example), don't bite. Try to avoid sellers from Hong Kong or other east asian countries, buy from sellers within your own country. i tend to avoid sellers who don't show images of the actual cartridge and/or case/booklet in question, stock images do nothing to help you discern whether or not a game is legit or counterfeit. If something seems funny about the game as shown or the auction in general, i'd move on to the next seller no matter how good that deal was.

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712. Posted:

pretty sure i already locked this thread once.

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713. Posted:

Link-Rova wrote:

If it was theblackdragon, you just missed her.
To get her back, just go:

Tingle, Tingle! Koo-Loo Limpah! @theblackdragon!

okay, now i'm waiting for someone to realize I don't find this funny... my inbox is cluttered enough without this sort of thing :/

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714. Posted:

hey guys, please knock it off with the overquoting (it's against our Community Rules), and please don't attempt to imitate me or any other member of staff. That's a can of worms best left unopened. Thanks in advance, I'd hate to have to lay down some temp-bans today :3

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715. Posted:

i'm waiting to find out why i've been summoned >:/

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716. Posted:

come on, guys, he's just trying to warn you in case you've already got a copy of Word Up lying around. no sense buying it twice unless you really, really love it :3

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717. Posted:

Link-Rova wrote:

They can't, they're busy making a children's cartoon - where they, quite literally, beat the blood and brains out of a monkey.

They also got the crap kicked out of them on a regular basis, lol — and they certainly beat up more people than Mojo Jojo. If you want happy-fluffy-bunny-time, try Nick Jr. or something. :3

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718. Posted:

hey guys, if you're gonna comment on a spam post, could you at least take a moment to click the 'Report' button too? for pete's sake. >:/

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AuthorRe: Help, 3DS preowned SD Games
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719. Posted:

^ what FishieFish said, the game download (and any others the seller may have purchased, or Ambassador titles if it's an Ambassador 3DS) is tied to the eShop account on that 3DS, nothing else. It's why you don't want to trade in a 3DS against an XL or something without having done a System Transfer first, you'll lose anything you've downloaded or purchased via eShop. You may want to go ahead and format the 3DS and SD card (i think you can generate a new FC too that way? it's been a while since i've read the instruction manual lol, but i know i'd feel less weird about it if i wasn't using someone else's FC as my own haha) and then just re-download the game(s) fresh; i know that's what I'd do if I was in your shoes. :3

What you DON'T want to do is delete your eShop account. Formatting your system and deleting your eShop account are two entirely different things, so don't worry about the format messing with your ability to re-download anything that came pre-installed or that had been purchased by the seller. DO NOT delete the eShop account, and you'll be fine :3

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip Saga - Possible Lag in Download/eShop version?
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720. Posted:

@Obito_Tennyson: as @Klimbatize has explained, the lag is farther into the game — it's awful from the level 3 stages in RUNNER, and Control in CORE is absolutely unplayable. I even had the music cut out entirely a couple times in Control the last time I tried it, there were bad, bad desyncing problems, and at no time was i attempting to play with the 3D on. I also keep brightness at around medium level on my 3DS to help save battery, so no, i didn't have that up all the way as you suggest, nor did I bother having the wireless on (again, to save battery while playing my 3DS at work). I believe I had the original 2gb SD card in at the time, but why that would be a factor while playing a cartridge is beyond me (and if it is, shame on them still because no other cartridge I've put into my 3DS has lagged like this, sorry).

If you truly landed yourself a copy of SAGA in some way, shape, or form that does not lag at all, I congratulate you on having had the perfect SAGA experience the rest of us can only dream of at this point in time. Your experience does not negate ours, however, and furthermore i suspect you haven't had the chance to reach the laggy parts we're complaining about anyway. Congratulations on your smooth-butt experience (so far?).

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721. Posted:

Reala wrote:

My fav troll moments are when the banhammer drops on their head.

this is generally my favorite moment too. let's not encourage this sort of thing, please.

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AuthorRe: Bit.Trip Saga - Possible Lag in Download/eShop version?
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722. Posted:

@CaptainCharlie: I'm not sure what you're talking about; i was unaware that COMPLETE was released for PC. I was referring to the Wii version. :3

If you're deciding between getting the WiiWare versions and picking up a copy of Complete for your Wii or Wii U, go for Complete — it's got all the games on one disc, as well as all the extra challenge stuff :3

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723. Posted:

NImH wrote:

I can only hope for some sort of response from the dev team...but that's a long shot.

idk about you, but i'm not holding my breath on it. they've been too focused on other stuff for the past idk-how-long-SAGA's-been-out to be bothered with fixing SAGA, and that's really killed a lot of the GG magic for me because my two favorite games in the series (CORE and RUNNER) are really screwed up in this.

my only hope is that people completely unfamiliar with the Bit.Trip series don't pick up SAGA and think this version of these games is how they've always been and thus get turned off on them, because COMPLETE and the WiiWare versions play just as intended and the series itself is excellent. I think it's a damn shame they're allowing SAGA to continue on in the eShop like this and even putting it on sale without either fixing it or at least letting us know that fixes are being worked on, or even letting people know that they're throwing their $5 at a game that won't play right. It just stinks of misrepresentation and shadiness. A broken game is a broken game no matter how cheaply you price it.

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724. Posted:

all right, all right, the OP's already made his decision. Best of luck to you, my friend! :3

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725. Posted:

whoops, while i was trying to get rid of a profanity i wound up accidentally deleting one of your comments from earlier in the thread, @Blastoise-san. sorry 'bout that! just didn't want you to wonder where it went :$

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