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Day Late, Dollar Short Optimistic

Male, 27, United States

Nothing much to say. Been a Nintendo fan since I was 3 years old and I played and own every Nintendo system since the Nes. I am open to all types of video game styles and genre with limited exceptions to sports genre. An hardcore gamer but with a casual attitude.

Fri 10th August, 2012

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ultraraichu commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

From Nintendolife scoring policy:
"A five is where you really need to start wondering if this game is for you. We are saying this game is average in our own subjective opinion. You have to judge for yourself if you are so attracted to this game's concept that you are going to take a chance on it anyway. We'll always give our reasons to show why the game failed to impress."

Just to let people know to keep an open mind and that 5 is not a automatic fail, leave that to the 4s and below . Also still jealous NA still have to wait until December to play it.

Btw is online play regional or global?



ultraraichu commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

It's weird that now I'm interested in the game once they annouce an amiibo for it. I bet quite a few commenters have the opposite reaction though.

Speaking of which, it seem as if certain groups of people would complain about amiibo just for its very existence. When there's minor features, people say it's useless. When the featured became a bit more useful, people call them money grabbers. When they become hard to find, people think their out of print and don't keep an eye for restock like the Splatoon 3-pack at Target right now.

Granted there is also people here that voice good opinions for amiibo, uses, and availability. To them, thank for keeping the scale balanced and from saving me from retypes.

As long as each amiibo is utilize in someway in more future games (and past) and not just lock to one or two, I'm happy. That's where I see the value.



ultraraichu commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

Nice review. It kind of reminds me of Splatoon in the sense that it seems more attention is paid to online multiplayer than single player. I don't mind since that will be my main mode when the game. I am looking forward to playing it 4 months after the other 2 main regions master it.

I also like to hear more about the Siege mode when you guys get more time playing it in a larger group. I'm curious to know how much people can play at one time.



ultraraichu commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

@fed0ra7 I'm mostly bothered by the comments that complains about the current stock issue like it was wave 1-3. It leave the impression for other readers not into amiibo that almost all of them are sold out in minutes and seconds with no restocks instead of hours and days with restocks like the ones now (excluding Robin, Lucina, and Splatoon 3 pack atm).

A good example is the exclusive Retro 3-pack pre-order at Gamestop still being available.



ultraraichu commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I'll have to side with Thomas on this one since most of his reasons I agree with, especially the line "only buying those I simply must own" and "so I don't have them. Never mind, life goes on, I can live without it". Something I learned after wave 3 and fully realized when my go to store had Ness and Fox and I didn't buy either of them.

It can start out as something small with a "rational" excuse as amiibo (hard to find and scalpers) but it also shows the possibilities of moving to something bigger like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. "Why pay X amount of money to play/unlock something that's in the game, when I can use this and get it for free" will be the growing mentality.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Dancing Electric Rodents Infest The...:

Dam those Pikachus got the moves (got me smiling and laughing the whole time in a good/childish way), especially the sailor Pikachus and the Pikachu with the cap. To pull off those movements in a costume like that must take a lot of energy and coordination.



ultraraichu commented on McDonald's Happy Meal Boomerang Mario In UK Ta...:

This would be normal everyday news if this was a US Tabloid, but I'm surprised this is from the UK. Then again UK also have The Sun, so I shouldn't be that surprised

Glad McDonald's and/or Nintendo didn't take it serious to the point of doing something like recalling the toy. It only takes a spark to start a fire.



ultraraichu commented on What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: D...:

I still can't help but feel that they mix up the collector edition names during the creation process. You're telling me the one that also comes with a comfy mousepad that would put a smile to guys (and some girls) faces isn't the Happy Boob edition? Kind of misleading.



ultraraichu commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

On one hand I want to be against this due to the sense of piracy, yet on the other hand most people who cares about amiibo or amiibo and games would just get the figurine. Even the "rare" ones are easier to get now at msrp if you know how to shop and follow updates, or at least be patient.

I would just be complaining for the sake of complaining.



ultraraichu commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

Times like this reminds me how destructive social media can be for people lives especially when you're a somebody and/or work for a big company. I wish him the best. I hope the knowledge he spread about localization wouldn't go to waste in the coming days.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

Feel a bit guilty for saying this but the amiibo feature is what driving me to buy this game mostly. Even more so if there is a feature we don't know yet that lets you play as any amiibo you own on a stage someone else made with no mystery mushroom.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémo...:

A good way to if she still is a fan is if she can name any 3 non starters from the current gen
All in all I'm just glad everyone like/love games and don't necessarily have to fit into the stereotype.

"Maybe they should invent a "death mode" where you win for coming up with the most creative way of killing your player" Reminds of the adult swim game "5 minutes to kill yourself". You can pretty much guess the goal of the game.



ultraraichu commented on Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon ...:

Checked it out a few days ago. It's a fun extra for those into stats, leader boards in the friend sense, and planning. I maybe unranked in ranked battles (which they list as C- ) but I'm 853 in regular battles. Now if only they also keep track of splats

Since it's a .net site and our NNID works, I can expect a english friendly version is right around the corner.



ultraraichu commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

@Yorumi Like Capcom with the Ace Attorney series and Ghost Trick. Have up to a certain part free to play and if you want to play more, you can buy each part separate or as a cheaper bundle for all.
Yeah I prefer that method over the Pay-to-win one or the target the big spending 1% ones (certain Free-to play).



ultraraichu commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

@Yorumi I guess I can't people for thinking that when it seems like 4/5 games in the app store use microtransaction in a unfair way like paying $5 worth of in-game currency for a Possibility of getting a good/rare card, creature, or costume you can't get through normal play or with the limited in-game currency the game gives you.

@Artwark Fair enough. If it's not a feature game, new release, or is talked about on a gaming website/forum, I'll be lost in the digital sea of games. Even big name publishers have a hard time getting noticed.

One example is Rhythm Thief for ios dropped from $9.99 to $0 (free) since Sega is discontinuing the game's online service next month.



ultraraichu commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

It would be nice if Nintendo was able to create games that would decrease "hardcore" gamer's mentally of Smart device being full of simple, cheap, rip-off games with no depth. For the most part microtransaction is like a curse word to them.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

A lot of the mainstream games that people acknowledge don't take full advantage of the Gamepad, yet there is quite a number of mid to low stream games that does make use of it. Games like Game and Wario, The Wonderful 101, and Wii Fit U to name a few make great use of the Gamepad but most just look for and listen to the big name games. Then again they didn't promote those games with Gamepad use as much or at all.

I do tell you one thing. Sony and Microsoft systems are so similar, I'm considering getting a gaming desktop to play games released on those systems but not Nintendo like that Naruto fighting game they had on sale last weekend on Stream.



ultraraichu commented on Masahiro Sakurai Tackles Criticisms of Bonus F...:

Good point Sakurai. So much so I apply that thinking not just with bonus features in games, but also dlc, games as a whole, shows, and other stuff in life. If it's something I don't like, I just pay it no mind.

There is too many good things to spend time on than one small "bad" thing turned into a mountain by the power of social media.



ultraraichu commented on Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusse...:

Sometimes I think the only fans who understand these type of situations are the ones who creates and publish games and the ones who have a grasp of the business world, both being college knowledge and not internet board knowledge.

One thing that games like Other M, Tomodachi Life, Sin and Punishment 2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Codename STEAM, and other localized games shown me is that it really is a tricky and risky business. It can sell poorly in Japan but well in NA or a game that makes a lot of noise on the web for whatever reason but doesn't reach expected sales when it's localized.

I just hope they don't decide on the subbed not dubbed approach. Personally it bothers me when you're playing in-game and the character say something in japanese that is not subbed. It can even be something as simple as a taunt. Oh the irony.



ultraraichu commented on The Mewtwo amiibo Will Arrive in Europe on 23r...:

I guess by NA current release pattern, we wouldn't get it until first part of 2016. Also likely as a exclusive but I hope I'm wrong. Lucario, Greninja, and Jigglypuff as exclusives compares to Pikachu and Charizard everywhere.



ultraraichu commented on Disney Infinity Sales Struggling To Maintain M...: So that explains why they don't have stock shortage of figures like Nintendo have, just kidding.

In all fairness the last new wave of figures they had was around March (I think) and summer times are never too kind to game sales and releases. I'll pick up once the 3rd one is release.

After Skylanders Giants and somewhat Disney Infinity, I'm burnt out with "mandatory" toys to one game or future games but limited features (more so with Skylanders). I'll just stick with the optional toys to life.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Confirms September amiibo Release Det...:

Darn, I should of known that the day I'll be away from NY on vacation is the day they'll release the next wave. I guess I can give online a shot since they now have new amiibo in stock for at least an hour now compared to minutes and seconds during the first part of this year.

I can imagine since it took this long to reach NA means they had to spend extra time creating supply for the largest demand region.



ultraraichu commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC...:

I have to give credit to Splatoon with their updates and events around this time of year. It act as a good smokescreen for the summer game drought. People keep coming back to it because there is always something new every week or so. If all the updates were "unlocked" as some would say day one, people would binge on it (hint at how fast people reach lvl 20), get bored, then move on to the next new game. This way keeps their attention longer and distracted.

MK8 DLC was a nice way to get people to replay the game long after release and Smash DLC seem like a "put your money where your mouth is take", which I can get (and buy into for both versions). Would be nice if Mii Fighter had more custom moves to go with the many costumes and add variety but that's just me since I use custom Mii Fighters too.



ultraraichu commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

Well I mostly play "For Fun" so I'm used to 4 players but it would be nice to have 1 on 1 in the custom tourney. It also would of been cool if they have local tourney. A group of humans and amiibo fighting to take top spot.

I haven't got a chance to try it yet but do the mode records you statistics like For Glory or is it like For Fun, I know dumb question.



ultraraichu commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

I am loving it so far. It's easier to filter through post as well as read ones in the discussion part (no chicken scratches). Also more people are acknowledging that there are tags for posts. Make me want to post on miiverse more often, but not to the point I reach the 30 post/comment limit.
Speaking of which, I'm not surprised most of the people I find complaining about the 30 limit on miiverse, post spams and pointless post in the past. I guess I found the true targets.

I wish with the next update they will show your comments in the activity feed. I sometimes leave useful comments that I would like to view again. Also I comment a lot more then I post, a trait I also share on this site .



ultraraichu commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand on Miiverse and Its P...:

"What do you use Miiverse for, mostly?" Answering other player's questions and post. Since that is not an option, I guess I'll go with the closest answer "Exchanging messages and 'chatting' with other gamers".

I really am looking forward to the update, it would really make things look more clean and organized. They give people tags for post yet some, or most depending how you look at it, don't even use it. I don't think they even know you can search community by tags, like for a person who have a question for a game they don't own. Every one good post gets drowned out by the 3 bothersome/ bad posts.

Any day that Miiverse don't turn a place like gamefaqs forums is a good day.



ultraraichu commented on Awesome New Nendoroids are Unveiled at Wonder ...:

@JaxonH I know. I just meant it as a way to have a cute and convenient 2 in one set, even if one shorten their hair and put on a mask to look like the other and not vic versa. Wishful thinking (and being cheap ) on my part.

Never knew they have a Chrom Nendoroid, cool. I really got to browse that site.