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Nintendo fan since the 80s

Male, 28, United States

Currently playing: -Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) -Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES) -Yoshi's Island DS (DS) -Pokemon Y (3DS) -Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

Fri 5th July, 2013

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thesilverbrick commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@koelboel I'm definitely going to give it a go, especially after your rave review. I've just got to finish the final boss on Child of Light first (an RPG short enough to hold my attention, haha).

For me, a huge part of Smash has always been the fan service and nostalgia, so I need to get familiar with Xenoblade to appreciate Shulk. Thanks for the tip! :)



thesilverbrick commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@Diddy_kong Characters that the average gamer recognizes? Marth and Roy had never been seen outside Japan. Ice Climbers and Game & Watch were ancient and obscure. And Ness was from an under-the-radar cult classic that most people had never played at the time.
Melee had its obscure characters, too. And there's no way it had a better roster than Smash 4 (seeing as most of Melee's characters are still in it).
Smash Bros. is a celebration of Nintendo and is not made just for the "average gamer" but rather primarily for Nintendo fans, who do recognize its many characters, both common and obscure.

If you hate it so much, go play Melee forever and leave the rest of us (who think Shulk is fantastic) alone.



thesilverbrick commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

@JaxonH My point is that Nintendo can't be credited with Baten Kaitos or Pandora's Tower as original IPs. They had no part in the creation or development of those series. Other studios crafted those games.
In the case of the former, Nintendo acquired the studio that made said game and in the case of the latter published the game for the developer in select regions without getting involved in its creation (in fact, in North America, the game is completely third party developed and published).

I was just letting the original poster know that he's giving credit to Nintendo for those series when in reality, the credit is due to other sources...



thesilverbrick commented on Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash B...:

@eLarkos @ricklongo I wouldn't worry about Ness. Remember, he was a secret character in Brawl and wasn't revealed until the game was released. I'm sure we're looking at the same situation here.

Also, if you remember in the Smash Direct back on April, Earthbound items are returning, complete with the meteor series symbol. There will be Mother representation in Smash 4, and Ness is clearly the best candidate.



thesilverbrick commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

@ueI I really don't understand why people miss Roy. He's relatively insignificant in the Fire Emblem universe when compared to the characters chosen to be in the game. He was included in Melee as an afterthought to promote the upcoming GBA game in japan at the time. He was essentially a glorified advertisement. And since his game never saw an international release, nobody outside of Japan can relate to his character and there's fundamentally zero nostalgia tied to playing as him. I for one am happy he's gone.



thesilverbrick commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:

Why does everybody want to kill off the Gematsu leak? I personally would love the idea of Shulk and one of the choir men (likely Marshall) from Rhythm Heaven in this game. And who's to say that leak is dead, anyway? chrom could've been changed to Lucina during development, seeing the positive reception of all the female characters. And seeing as that leak nailed the Wii Fit Trainer, a character that nobody saw coming, and was right about everything else, I think we should still give it a little bit of credence.



thesilverbrick commented on Ike Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. for ...:

@hydeks How do you figure that? There are already six brand new characters, plus there will likely be more revealed up until the game is released, plus others that will be unlockable and therefore remain secret until the game is out. People are way too up in arms about this...



thesilverbrick commented on Ike Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. for ...:

@Fazermint @Diddy_kong I don't know why you're so worried. Remember how many new characters remained entirely secret in Brawl up until it was released? We had no idea about ROB, Toon Link, Wolf or Lucario until the game hit stores in Japan. And with the game still a few months away from release they've got plenty of time to reveal more newcomers and they're likely saving those for Directs or to keep as secret unlockable characters.There are just a ton of veterans they've got to get through and I for one am glad that most of the former characters are returning.



thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@Doma You're a fool if you honestly believe the 3DS version is an adequate substitute for the Wii U version. Graphics aside, Smash Bros. is best played in multiplayer and unless you're willing to buy multiple 3DS systems or put up with the laggy online mode (which Sakurai himself lamented in the direct) you'll be stuck playing single player Smash on your 3DS. And let's hope the 3DS's circle pad holds up after a few hundred hours of frantic gameplay...



thesilverbrick commented on Masahiro Sakurai Takes Us Through the Multifac...:

I'll definitely be getting both versions, but the 3DS version is clearly not the definitive one. You'll need four systems to do proper multiplayer and there's no way my circle pad is going to like being used for thousands of aggressive smash attacks...



thesilverbrick commented on Twitch Claims Victory in Pokémon Crystal:

@C-Olimar Am I the only one that hates he idea of Virtual Console Pokemon games? Nintendo would be too lazy to add a game link feature and without trading the games would be impossible to complete. That would be awful. The only way I'd even be remotely interested is if full trading and battling was still possible between linked games. Otherwise, forget it.



thesilverbrick commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

@DestinyMan There's a big difference between what Smash does to series like Pikmin and Kirby in terms of scaling and what people are suggesting with Ridley. Each series stays true to scale (i.e. the Mario characters are sized proportionately to eachother, etc.). All the Kirby characters, while larger than they should be, are proportionate to eachother.
If you shrink down Ridley and not Samus, it'd look ridiculous seeing them side by side. Samus fighting a giant Ridley is an iconic image in gaming and if he suddenly shrunk, it'd look stupid...



thesilverbrick commented on Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challen...:

@BAGBOY I highly doubt it. There's no way those two would be chained together at this point. Sure, they were a team in one game, but they're standalone characters in every other game they've been in. Forcing them to be the same character would be like making Mario always riding Yoshi, an awful idea if you ask me...



thesilverbrick commented on TwitchPlaysPokémon Causing Serious Problems f...:

@Ninjuggernaut Because they're too lazy to add a link function and without trading and battling Red and Blue would be garbage.
Seriously, I have ZERO interest in Virtual Console Pokemon games if you can't trade between versions. That alone would rule out Pokemon like Alakazam and Gengar, plus the version exclusives...