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therube

therube

Taiwan

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therube

#1

therube commented on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims t...:

Well I'm glad I got to pay full price for what was the beta version they called the first game. Instead of charging full price for an expansion of the first game, why didn't they go with music from any of their other properties?

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#2

therube commented on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Announ...:

why exactly did we need MORE Final Fantasy music after the 100 songs of the first one? Doesn't Square-Enix have dozens of other RPGs, Dragon Quest not the least amongst them, that they could have crafted a Theatrhythm game from?

Are any owners of the first game (of which I am one who enjoyed it plenty) excited for this retread?

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#3

therube commented on New Taiko Drum Master Game Revealed for 3DS:

i bought all of the DS and PSP games while I was in Taiwan; even modded my Wii solely so I could play the Taiko no Tatsujin. still, one taiko game is is good as another, basically. I cannae justify the expense of continuing to import MORE drum games, love them though I might. Especially as I'd have to buy a Japanese 3DS.

they'll never release these games intact in the west- the cost of licensing the tracks outweighs the profits in issuing a niche music title. we get Rhythm Heaven and Project Diva only because the music is original. only about 1/5 of the music in any given taiko game fits that description.

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#4

therube commented on Ace Attorney Collection Coming To Japanese 3DS...:

they've released these three games on GBA, DS, Wii, and iOS already- if not on other platforms I'm not up on. a slight coat of 3D paint and no other changes does not an enticing package make.

I'd be more interested in a theoretical Volume 2- with Ace Attorney 4, and Investigations 1 and 2. Those have never been ported, and the last has never been localized in English. That I'd buy.

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#5

therube commented on This Design For A "Game Boy Evolution" Sure Is...:

I don't know about anyone else, but I've owned plenty of Apple products, and their minimalist design, while it works- is wearing on me. The LAST thing I want is for a company like Nintendo to start aping the look of an iPhone like every other handheld electronic company has.

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#7

therube commented on Review: Picross e3 (3DS eShop):

now we just need Club Nintendo Picross and we've got 'em all. I dig picross just a wee bit more when the pictures are all Nintendo iconography.

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#8

therube commented on Nintendo Hires Pop Group To Promote 3DS In Taiwan:

@WiiLovePeace: thanks for the correction. let me get a bit more specific- this is the first Zelda ever translated into Traditional Chinese (the pre-1949 character set) which means it's the first for Taiwan/HK- countries that still use it. At least, that's how Nintendo is advertising it over here.
I've seen a few of my students playing Zelda in Chinese, but those were always fan translations from mainland China. Most people here know Mario, but far fewer have ever even heard of Zelda (even when I write the name in Chinese).

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#9

therube commented on Nintendo Hires Pop Group To Promote 3DS In Taiwan:

Sad to say, but the five games named are also the only ones released in Chinese to date and the system has been out for over three months. Thanks to stringent region locking these are absolutely the only five games you can play (the Wii at least let you play Japanese games). And there's no eshop of any kind. So though I feel a bit burned that I can't play the new Taiko on my American 3DS, I can at least be glad that Nintendo isn't treating me like the Taiwanese. oh well, upside: first Zelda officially translated into Chinese ever.

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#10

therube commented on First Impressions: Zen Pinball 3D:

any idea if they're going to offer more tables as DLC? between Zen Pinball on PS3 and Pinbal FX on 360, they've got better than a dozen tables designed. I'd love to play the Rocky and Bullwinkle or Nikola Tesla tables...

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#11

therube commented on First Impressions: Zen Pinball 3D:

any idea if they're going to offer more tables as DLC? between Zen Pinball on PS3 and Pinbal FX on 360, they've got better than a dozen tables designed. I'd love to play the Rocky and Bullwinkle or Nikola Tesla tables...

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#12

therube commented on Review: Around the World (WiiWare):

I like how ambiguous it is. It asks me to find Alhambra. Alhambra is a Muslim fortification in Spain (I now know), but I'm thinking of Alhambra, the city in California. So I'm wrong. In the same set of questions I am asked to find "Salem", I think of Massachusetts, it thinks Oregon so I'm wrong. the names are unspecific and arbitrary- and the game is boring as hell.

this kind of game would have been an ok addition to an atlas program that taught you about countries and cities- but as an information free standalone, it's an utter piece of garbage. 5 is very generous.