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Day Late, Dollar Short Optimistic

Male, 26, 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 Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

We'll never been a fan of Toysrus online service (bad experiences), so preordering haven't crossed my mind with them.

I hope the delay of the 3rd wave is true, they have the most desire characters out of all the waves. Also to focus on restocking the first 2 waves.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America):

Such an interesting week. Got the good, the bad, the neutral, and the discounted. Quite a variety to behold this holiday. I don't know what I'll get (so many choices) so I'll go with the Art of Balance demo as a safe vote.



ultraraichu commented on RCMADIAX Confirms Two Wii U eShop Releases Thi...:

I can't complain since RCMADIAX is one of the few publishers that price budget theme games appropriately for the type of genre/play style. There are those like Cypronia that will charge $5-$9 for a crappy fruit ninja and angry bird clone.

A pass on both for now.



ultraraichu commented on One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2...:

It's funny, I want to be surprised but logically it makes sense on both end.

Frozen is a very popular movie, kids play video games for fun and are not as critical and judgmental as the older folks, and parents who are not VG savvy wouldn't care about 3DS and DS difference and go the cheap and safer route since the DS version works on all DS, DSi, and 3DS.



ultraraichu commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I was able to get all the amiibo I want (7) including the 3 "discontinued" amiibo day one when toysrus had that buy 3 for $30 sale (minus marth which I got at nintendo world) and got 2 out of 4 I want from wave 2 so I'm happy. As for the adapter, not really fussy about getting one since I can play Smash Bros pretty good on the GamePad.



ultraraichu commented on Video: What if... Smash Bros. Had Announcers F...:

I'm surprised none of those KOs was "Toasty!" worthy.

I already get a little upset when I lose consecutive very hard and intense matches in master order and it says "failure" twice. I'll be pissed if it said "you suck" instead :P



ultraraichu commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

@bobbypaycheque Skylanders had some shortages too. I can't speak for the latest entry (stopped following it up after 2nd) but back with the "Giants" entry, getting figures like wave 2 Spyro, Ninjini, and Alt. colors was like finding a Marth amiibo now. I guess it's due to web popularity with gamers (Nintendo) that amiibo is more in the spotlight.



ultraraichu commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

If it's any constellation you can still pre-order at best buy, although Pit and Captain Falcon is shipping later than the others (12/31 compared to 12/14).

Also if you're lucky to live in or close to NYC you can get Diddy Kong, Little Mac and Zelda amiibo at Nintendo World Store.

Wish I wasn't at work right now or else I would buy Little Mac and Zelda right now.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes...:

Wow, talk about paying an arm and an leg for something that missing both legs (rimshot).

On a side note, the custom Megaman and Samus Kirby on the suggestion part of the page looks pretty cool. Pricey at $65 and $75 though, but that's a drop in the hat to some collectors.



ultraraichu commented on Feature: Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS 'Pic ...:

The one with Peach, Toad and Link made me lol the most. I can only imagine peach saying "take him instead, I don't care" and Toad just respond "why princess why". You can even see the look of betrayal in his eyes, or maybe that's just fear.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

@Tsusasi well I'll be lying if I said I don't know someone who makes odd (nice wording) decisions out of anger. Still wonder why they got the 360 version of Skylander and not the Wii (U) version to save trouble but like you said it can be wishlist fueled (and the staff is anti-Nintendo :P ). I would consider online stores as a option but I'll give the benefit of the doubt and say they are not tech savvy that way.

Hoilday seasons are always the worse time to buy gifts and it's gets worse the closer it gets to Christmas. It's a shame there is not enough for the later buyers.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

@Tsusasi Was there really a family that did that? No matter how many times I read and think about it, it doesn't make any sense. They Return a Wii U because they don't want to buy in that "hot toy shortage game" with amiibos yet brought a Xbox 360 instead with a Skylander Starter Pack? I just can't believe that was the alternative with that reason, especially with Alt. colors, store exclusives and Limited Editions. Even keeping the Wii U and buying the Skylander Starter for the system would of made a bit more sense in convenience.



ultraraichu commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

Well that's reassuring. Lately a lot of vocal people assume the worst when it comes to anything Nintendo. Ex. amiibo is a dumb cash-in that looks ugly, cheap, serve little purpose, etc, it wouldn't sell (pre-release); then post-release it's Nintendo is dumb for making low quantities to be sold out and already discontinuing some of them. Negative in both sides.

In any case, I would rather wait a year to buy the adaptor at the normal MSRP than spend any money on what those resellers are charging and getting it sold for (over $100).



ultraraichu commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

It funny that how out of the 7 amiibo I brought at launch, those are the only 3 I still have sealed. I just haven't got around to using them yet but if this rumor is true, I may keep them that way. Aw who am I kidding I will still open them, I'll just be more happy that I follow my instinct again rather than listen to the rants of the comments and forums.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Defective Fox and Villager amiibo N...:

I'm starting to like the defect amiibo craze. Fun to see the flaws and fun seeing the lengths people will go to for the defects. Can't wait to see what's next. Maybe a Mario without the fireball, a "flying" WiiFit Trainer (both arms forward) or a naked DK (aka no Tie).



ultraraichu commented on Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

Makes sense. Most of the times I go to the those pre-release events for the pokemon games (or just about any E rated Nintendo game), well over 2/3 of them are adults buying the game for themselves. Granted I'm also in the two thirds group, so that's one more in that group.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in ...:

Wow that Fox play more aggressively than my Kirby. Granted my Kirby is a good fighter (hate to admit it), it's just more of the cautious type. I wonder if it have to do with stats distribution or learning to adapt to the opponent play style. Maybe both?



ultraraichu commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

Nice article, been awhile since we had a soapbox one.

I always got to give points to Sonic for changing up the formula at times to keep things new. One of my top 3 favorite Sonic games is one of the most frown upon on the internet forum but is different then the classic. With that said, I always notice the free roaming 3d Sonic games fall short compared to the more linear ones. Most due to camera control.

The best power SEGA like other old video games companies have is nostalgia. I notice it mostly with Sonic 4 episode 1 in this case. As long as you make it the kids of yesterday like it, you're good. Remember adults are more choosey with video games than kids.



ultraraichu commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

I was expecting an 9.5 but since NL don't do half stars, I rounded up to a 10 in personal expectations. But 9 seems understandable from a public standpoint.
The stage builder have protential with the Gamepad interface but is quite unforgiving with the platform drawing placement and no sharing. Also it is weird that you need a sd card for snapshots.

Nice to know about the online play. I haven't try that mode yet.



ultraraichu commented on Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modificati...:

I am loving the looks of those modmiibos (hoping that term will kick off). I would love to have my Pikachu amiibo with goggles too since that's the in-game look I use.

Saw some of T-man miiverse post. The graphics looks flat (lol) but the freakiest one have to be between long legs Charizard and that demon Ness.



ultraraichu commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I knew I forgot to look for something on my Friday shopping run. No big lost even though I wanted more for my DDR games then Smash Bros. I rather wait for as long as it take for a restock then pay more than msrp from other sellers, especially that much.



ultraraichu commented on Details Uncovered of Upcoming Update for Zelda...:

An increase in level cap, darn. The only character I have at the max level (Fyi it's lvl 99 in case anyone is still wondering) is Link. Everyone else average around 68.

I hope the new potions include a mix to increase The chances of finding materials over weapons in a battle. Still need to increase a lot of people's skills.



ultraraichu commented on Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo a...:

Got My Smash bros downloaded, even with all the tempting offers getting it physical and 7 Amiibos thanks to toysrus 3 for $30 sale and a 15% off coupon making each one $8.50; except the 7th which I got someplace else.

Normally I will get Pokémon games around the first week unless there's a sale later on, but this year I Guess I have to make an exception because of Bayonetta, Fantasy life, Smash Bros 3ds/WiiU, and Hyrule Warriors taking my time.



ultraraichu commented on Sakurai Explains Why Ridley Is Not A Playable ...:

Well damed if he do and damed if he don't when it comes to the fans choice(like mii fighter and mewtwo). Best not to, that way they don't have to spend extra time balancing the game and not the post game type updates either.

The team already earn their medal for effort



ultraraichu commented on Wii U eShop Title Meme Run Seals Approval To R...:

So this is what happens when a person spend too much time on the bad side of the web. They go and create something like this out of crazed madness. Well I guess I can't blame a game who's very existence is to troll people. I'll just do like I do with trolls here; watch but don't feed.



ultraraichu commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

I like this type of review. Long, Informative, and no score. Makes the reader come to their own conclusion on if the game is right for them or not based on the contents. Nice read, shame on the stage builder though. Still on my day 1 list.

In the meantime, I'll just have fun imagining people on the internet freaking out for a number. Take your time…. for review accuracy of course :)



ultraraichu commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Personally I'll give it a B; not taking into account sales and missing multiplatform games. Miiverse and eshop have been improving in a good way, especially with the digital sales and price drops in the eshop. Also I enjoy 12 out of the 15 games I got this year and if techicality allows will enjoy 2 more being released this year. The only part that lowered the grade for me is the support for the Tvii, with the dvr (or just the touch remote feature), getting rid of the Hulu, Netflix, and amazon video support and less tagline support on shows. Also an app like a media player or the photo viewing feature like in the 2011 E3 would be nice.

FYI I was going to rate it a C but after seeing the hours I put in the system and the games over the months, I knew I enjoy it more then I thought.