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Re: Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Want to See With the NX Launch?

triforcepower73

If NX is presumably releasing in 2017, probably around the latter half of the year around the Christmas shopping season, and Zelda Wii U is releasing probably at the end of this year in November, why are there so many votes for Zelda. I love Zelda just like the next guy (look at my username) but too many games can kill or make a series stale.
Also the lack of votes for Kid Icarus makes my heart sad. Ever since I played Uprising on the 3DS, I've longed to see a home console KI in glorious HD and with a just-as-amazing soundtrack in surround sound.

Re: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC Release Date, Project Guard is Still a Thing

triforcepower73

I remember the last generation when SS was being developed for the Wii and everyone was convinced that it was releasing for the Wii U. All this craze over the fact that Nintendo has never explicitly said "Zelda is releasing in 2016" is just ridiculous. Literally nothing has changed between this financial report and the one released in March.

But seriously, everyone acts like just because the Twilight Princess ordeal happened once in the history of Zelda, that it's happened multiple times. I predict that Zelda will remain a Wii U exclusive and release November 2016, with the NX being announced at E3 2016 and releasing sometime in 2017(probably Fall or Winter).

Re: Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Will Push the Hardware, But That the Series Has Always Been "Open World"

triforcepower73

As much as I love Zelda games and I highly respect Aonuma, I have to disagree with the "we've had as large a world as can be realised with the hardware" statement, because that's simply not true. XC on Wii was many many times bigger than SS. Now, of course I know that Zelda games tend to go with filling the world with stuff to do over making a huge world, but still, that statement isn't true because quite a few games on the Wii were bigger than SS.

Re: Hironobu Sakaguchi to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2015

triforcepower73

I wish I had been born in the generation that played the FF games when they first came out. Now I can't really get into them because...I don't know. I just can't. And don't think it's cuz I'm a "young 'un" and I'm spoiled and I don't appreciate the olden golden days. Of course I respect those days. The time when JRPGs were king and revolutionary storytelling was so prominent. I try playing older games as much as possible, but something about the old FFs keeps me from playing them. (In general I like older stuff a lot. I like Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, and To Kill a Mockingbird. So I do appreciate the old classics of games/movies/tv shows/books, etc.)

But, at least I got to enjoy the Last Story quite a lot. That was a great game.

Re: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

triforcepower73

@King47 Um I don't know what to say to someone who denies that Sawano has better production values than ACE+. A simple way to put a damper in that argument is that ACE+ doesn't always use live strings/orchestra/band to record their compositions while Sawano always uses live instruments or at least really top-of-the-line MIDI to make it sound identical to a live orchestra. Also Aldnoah Zero's music doesn't try to be epic. It is epic.

Anyway, I don't think I'll change your opinion anytime soon because you seem to be pretty firmly set against Sawano's music. Maybe XCX will change your perception of him. And you won't be changing my opinion of him anytime soon because I'm pretty firmly set for Sawano. But here's one last bit of food for thought. Takahashi knows who to get for good music. Every single one of his past games has had at least a good soundtrack, if not, really great. Why do you think he would have hired Sawano if he didn't see something in him that he liked, and known that he could get a good soundtrack out of him. Takahashi takes the OSTs of his games very seriously-well he takes everything seriously, but you get my point. So obviously he chose Sawano for a reason, and while some people like you are skeptical of that reason, even cynical, people like me already know why he hired the man for the job. Just wait and see. Maybe you'll be surprised.

Re: More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X and Its Non-Linear World

triforcepower73

@King47 The whole OST most likely isn't being composed by just him. It said he's worked on all the tracks, not that he composed them, meaning he probably wrote a good chunk of the songs, and that all of it is produced by him. Even if his music arguably sounds all the same(if you dig deep into his lesser known stuff, you'll find he actually has quite a lot of variety), you can't deny that it sounds good. He writes good melodies, he has much better production values than ACE+ or any of the other XC composers, and his stuff generally gets the job done(50% of AoT's epicness was due to the soundtrack, and one of the biggest reasons Aldnoah Zero is worth watching is the soundtrack).

When you accuse his music of sounding exactly the same, you're showing you haven't listened to most of his works. And by the way, that accusation is kind of flawed at its base. Accusing a composer of having his own style that he sticks to is stupid. A style is what makes a composer distinguishable. Nobody accuses John Williams of having too many epic fanfares in all his soundtracks, or Hans Zimmer for having similar sounding string parts with underlying profound chords. That's because a composer's style is what makes their work separate from the rest.

Anyway, the only thing a composer can write, is what the producer or director of the show/movie/video game asks him to write. Most likely, because Sawano's recent soundtracks have blown up in popularity ever since Gundam Unicorn, the directors and producers have just told him "write something like what you did on Gundam Unicorn or Guilty Crown." So hopefully Takahashi will bring the most variety out of Sawano. I personally think he is a very talented composer and that there is a lot of potential for variety in him that just needs to be tapped into by Takahashi. Judging from the astounding amount of variety that Takahashi demanded from the composers of XC's OST, I predict that he won't take a step back from his demand for a great, varied soundtrack in XCX.

Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outstanding" Voice Cast

triforcepower73

Why are people wanting British voice acting? I mean I get that the first game's VAs were good. But it would make absolutely no sense to have British guys talking in an American city-ship thing. I'm with everybody that says they should have many different accents and cultures. After all, modern LA is a melting pot just like NY. And it would make sense in the "people of Earth gathering to escape" plot.

Re: Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U and 3DS Promises Hundreds of Immersive Gaming Hours

triforcepower73

@Haru17 Umm yes, Zelda is my favorite video game franchise. See my name?
And I wasn't talking about dungeon design, since XC doesn't have dungeons, or at least what most people would consider dungeons. I was talking about world design. I would rather explore XC's fantastically imaginative world than Zelda's fire area, wood area, water area, etc. for the 17th time. I still love Zelda and Zelda Wii U is my 2nd most anticipated game of this year. It looks absolutely fantastic. But XC blows any Zelda game out of the water imo.