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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 Aug 2012

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ultraraichu commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

I'm not sure if NoA is still updating the list, saving some more for tomorrow, or publishers having independent cyber deals but there is more when you check the price drop section on the shop.

This is including but not limit to up to 62% off Level-5 indie games, 50% off AVGNA (also on Wii U), up to 83% off the Cooking Mama series, and up to 50% off others that is/relate to the Harvest Moon series in the 3ds eshop.

The Wii U have too but it's a shorter list with most already being listed beside Sklanders SuperChargers for $30 but you still need the Portal of Power to play.



ultraraichu commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Im...:

So on one hand you have Animal Crossing: HHD which sold 522,556 in its 1st week and on the next hand you have Animal Crossing: aF which sold 20,303. Both spin-offs that's been criticized for not being a main series game. Both systems that have a least 44 mil install base difference between the 2. In short, I don't know what to believe anymore.

Unless Japan gets the free download on the shop that people here been shouting about prior to game's release. Even without the amiibo figures and cards, the game's still pricey at $30 (I think?).



ultraraichu commented on Level-5 CEO Talks About Bringing the Company's...:

That would be cool. They can use the GamePad's motion control to search for Yo-Kai on the TV. Given the popularity in Japan they can even have NFC Yo-Kai medals for added gameplay, optional of course.

I haven't got the game yet (on my wish list though) but given the demo and anime series, I would enjoy it.



ultraraichu commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

So far I spent at least $10 on each games but for different reason. $27-$30 (don't remember the cap amount) on Rumble World to get the "full" version of the game, so far $10 for badges because somehow I think it's fair given the use for it and I got greedy with certain themes (you can easily guess which one), and maybe $10 on Shuffle just as a donation for doing free to play right in a way that don't force you to pay to enjoy. Also I put in 263+ hours so it would be rude not to.



ultraraichu commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

My heart goes out to you guys and gals running NL. I can only imagine all the mail you get from everyone here on the site commenting on your job, especially to the point where you have to write an editorial about it to decrease backlash and revising the score to remind certain people that a 5-7 doesn't mean a game is a fail. My most recent purchase for example being Tri Force Heroes, scored less than it's predecessor but I get more playtime and enjoyment out of it than LBW.
Sometimes it's best not to take reviews so seriously since everyone got their own preference.



ultraraichu commented on Video: Nintendo Kindly Reminds Us That amiibo ...:

They could of done more to show it off. I can get not showing Code name STEAM since any Fire Emblem character is currently ghost at the store, but they can at least show that Inkling unlocking new stages in Splatoon, Yarn Yoshi for a second player in Wooly World, or Chibi Robo.

I think amiibo still sells, it's just that now the production and shipping number increased to the point where we don't see the latest waves sold out within minutes or insane prices on ebay and amazon as much. Most of the driving force of amiibo sales was the rarity of it, how else would 2nd wave pre-orders, WTF and Village get sold out shortly after the news Nintendo may discontinue certain amiibo in the future.



ultraraichu commented on Donkey Kong Champ Billy Mitchell Loses Legal B...:

I don't think billy boy is that mainstream for people to pick on the connection, well at least before this news. I guess if a more mature show like Family Guy or South Park did a parody on him, he might take it as more of a compliment (or not).

If it's really a hard on parody expect his son to come for revenge on the people that wronged his dad.



ultraraichu commented on Shigesato Itoi Explains, Once Again, Why Mothe...:

Understandable. Can't force the magic if it's not there or continue something that fan wouldn't approve of as much as with past installments.

Even though I don't get the charm of the Earthbound series as much as others, it is nice to see some that are passionate enough to translate the 3rd and create a 4th.



ultraraichu commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

I just remembered that he also said a long while back that "the Wii U gamepad is an even greater waste of time and resources" because it's not "substantial".

Guess he could still be bitter with Nintendo rejecting the 1st Binding of Isaac lol



ultraraichu commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

If he just left it at the first tweet it would of been ok since that seem like a personal obstacle like with the coding, experience or something, but after the next tweet he lost creditability. The Wii U is not as powerful as a PS4 and Xbox One but developers have created games that been close to and on par with them in quality. So "lack of power" talk don't do it for me.



ultraraichu commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

The only game I feel EA really put effort into is Need for Speed: Most Wanted U, even though they released it a few months later after the holiday season compared to the other platforms. Everything else feel like a port they could of done more with. At least Ubisoft made more of an effort with the games in quantity and quality (miles may vary).

Shame really, the Plants vs Zombies series would of been a nice fit on a Nintendo console. Well at least I still have PC.



ultraraichu commented on This Handsome Infographic Shows Off All The Jo...:

Here I thought I had the class I would start with (Thief) but now this info graphic showing all of them. Now I have to roll a die when I get it.

I wonder how the Eastern forums reacts when we get the same dlcs day one and for free?



ultraraichu commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Third...:

My top ten favorite based on the most played and playtime is
1. Super Smash Bros. Wii U
2. Hyrule Warriors
3. Splatoon
4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
5. Just Dance 2014 & 4
6. Mario Kart 8
7. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
8. Nintendo Land
9. Game & Wario
10. Super Mario Maker

There is a bunch of games I would give honorable mentions to but that would just create a wall of text and most people already said the ones I have in mind.



ultraraichu commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

With all the hours I put into my Wii U, I can say I'm happy with it. Not counting streaming video service (Netflix, Hulu, etc) I login at least 80 hours each month on it. I guess that daily log app does come in handy when learning about your gaming habits.

Hearing about the Wonderful 101 makes me want to play it all over again. That used to be my top game.



ultraraichu commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@Yorumi Same here.
I guess I seen Nintendo in this and similar situations so many times over the years, I just learn to focus less on the "politics" of it (especially the console wars) and more on the general game itself. I won't lie, I do get baited in on certain topics from time to time.



ultraraichu commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@Yorumi That part I get. I was just stating that there's some people that wouldn't make something out of nothing.

I understand some of the thing Nintendo do is dumb and questionable to the point I wonder if it still have a future with the other 2 consoles. I guess I become too mellow compared to the me 15 years ago. Also with the internet I learn it's impossible to make everyone happy or the have order since everyone have their own preference and motives which turns into it's own focus group.
At some points saying "I don't care" is the same as saying "I defend it" even if the feature have no effect on the core gameplay or dialogue.

I used to stress on Wii U not getting some of the 3rd party games I want, now I just get the ones I can on PC instead. Sometimes people have to remember that Nintendo is a business and not to get too emotionally attached on a personal level.



ultraraichu commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@Yorumi Mainly because people base assumptions and decisions on what others say and do on the internet and in most cases a few voices can seems like everyone and that is what is represented, like most fanbase. Sometimes a person situation and/or way of thinking is different from the vocal minority that is always stereotyped. I'm just voicing mines.

It's true that if Xenoblade X never existed I wouldn't be here talking about it but at the same time I wouldn't cause a large uproar saying there should be a next Xenoblade game assuming Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii and 3ds are the only ones created in the series.
btw I'm not sure if it was your intent but you question comes off a kind of mean with the "why are you bothering to comment" part.

I'm cool if someone disagree with a customization choice since it's all them, but it's the lengths that some are willing to go to seems extreme, like boycotting the whole game or NOA localization in general to send a message. Something like that can affect everyone, even gamers who feel differently.



ultraraichu commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

I played enough games with customization in my lifetime that don't even let you make the character's skin tone darker even if I'm personally dark skinned. At this point altering bust size to me is like altering weight and body mass in a game like Monster Hunters.

I can see the issue here but it comes off less about censorship and more about "Japan gets better and more stuff than westerners and we should get the same or better stuff than they have" to me. Truth being if Japan never had it, we wouldn't be talking about it or rallying that they should have it.



ultraraichu commented on Parent Trap: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival ...:

If I can get this game during a holiday sale or christmas gift, I will. It's not that I think it's overpriced (34.01 for the game, 25.98 for 2 amiibo) it's just that there is too many games to get around this time that you have to manage your budget and time right.

I'm the only one in my immediate family and friend circle that have gaming skills and knowledge, so the only way I can get them to play anything together with me without it being one sided is with a game like this.



ultraraichu commented on Hands On: Getting Pinned Down By Nintendo Badg...:

I'm not going to lie, I may of spent at least $3 on plays since release. Seems fair since the game style is not cheap or random like a gatcha machine or the real life crane games. Plus for a person that spend money on certain 3DS themes, it makes sense if you have an interest for it.

It would be nice if you can save plays (at least the payed ones) for another day. There are times I pay for 5 plays when I only need 1 to complete a theme/collection I want but I don't want to waste the 4 on the other current machines.



ultraraichu commented on Sacked Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Chris Prange...:

Makes sense. It would be weird playing a game where a character have one voice and then another for the next (new) dialogue. Unless they pull a crazy stunt like the character getting injured to the point their voice change like Leonardo in the new TMNT series.



ultraraichu commented on Free Den of Trials DLC Update Heading To Zelda...:

Well the Lineback costume wouldn't be much use to me since I got all the costumes minus the 2 with the friend token but that can be solved.

I can't wait to play the Den of Trials. Would be interesting learning how other teammates deal with the challenge.



ultraraichu commented on Video: Catch Up With All of the Nintendo Direc...:

Went 7 hours without internet or phone (turned off so I don't get any spoiler tweets or up dates) just so I can watch the non-live direct when I reach home spoiler free. It was so totally worth it.

Also glad I watched it in the eshop and not here. No offence but the site front page is like one big invite to me for my own surprise party.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Download: 12th November (North America):

"Stella Glow (Atlus, $49.99)" Yeah.. these are one of those times where I would buy physical over digital since I would get more goodies for the same price with the Launch Edition.

I can't help but feel that I seen "Girls Like Robots" a long time ago on adult swim games. I have to check to see if it's the same game I'm thinking of.

Edit: Yep it's the same one.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Badge Arcade is Out Now in North America:

Saw Nintendo's tweet last night and hop to it. I really like the charm of that Bunny, especially when he drops the reality bomb on you

I already spent $1 so far with the hammer crane game a few minutes ago. I can see myself dropping a extra dollar or two later on down the line if they have themes I like or easy ones to get like that Zelda hammer one. After all I already spend $ on some home themes and if I had a New 3DS instead of the XL model, I would get some face plates too.



ultraraichu commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

You never really know how much you miss something until its been gone for a long time.
Now I have to decide if I should stay late at work Thursday to watch or avoid all forms of social media to prevent spoilers and watch the direct after the live stream. Both seem easier said than done.



ultraraichu commented on Review: Just Dance 2016 (Wii U):

Nice review. I was beginning to think you guys didn't care/ remember about the game. Besides the ones you mention in the review, the only song NL reported was the "Chiwawa". I was surprised you didn't even mention the leek that Hatsume Miku makes an appearance in the game.

I just wish there were discount sales on the digital version like some stores already/will have for the physical versions (ex gamestop black friday sale for $34.99). I'll still download it but it's most likely going to be when they announce Just Dance 2017 or have a digital sale.



ultraraichu commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

@russellohh @World Yikes, that is creepy and bold for a real life encounter, kind of expect more of that online for those types of guys.

Personally, I would mostly see the opposite. Some of the events I been to guys treats gamer girls or any "good looking" girls like queens and act like knights. I remember a Super Smash bros Brawl event (4 player free for all) where most of the guys go easy on the very few female players, and if you even attack one of them like any other normal player (me), the rest will come at you like worker bees for the whole match. Even my GF lasted pass the 2nd round and she couldn't even beat a lvl 5 cpu back then.



ultraraichu commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

I notice since 2010 that there were multiple surveys that shown at least 40% gamers being females and more adults play video games than kids (take that mom, dad and 2/3th of my peers), so I'm not surprised anymore.

What would surprise me is if I see them more in public where I life. From NYC gaming events to just playing a handheld game on the bus or train, you would mostly see guys. It's like finding someone else who mostly enjoys playing Nintendo games, you know they're out there but they stay in hiding from the "hardcore mature" gamers.



ultraraichu commented on Random: Whoops, Toys "R" Us is Listing Star Fo...:

I can only imagine how much people will still go to the stores expecting Star Fox Zero to be there on the 20th (mostly adults), even with the fine print and a short 2 minute internet search.

Well at least you still get a coupon for 20% off one in-store purchase if you have the catalog. Too bad it doesn't apply to video game hardware and software.