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Trouble keeps me running faster.

Female, Canada

Never press start with a stupid grin. Never start a new save without a goofy laugh. Gaming is hilarious, and that's law.

Sun 30th Jun 2013

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

I can see how this can go horribly wrong, but some of the FTP ventures have been pretty safe. I like how Rumble World (and Rusty...and Stretchmo) has a spending cap. It's the kind of system I hope they stick with for other games. Shuffle is on the other end of this for me; I won't even look at it because of its brutal microtransaction structure.

Soemthing like Badge Center, meanwhile, seems to fall somewhere in between. Most people aren't going to feel the need to pay for EVERY badge so it's probably not that unethical for most players. But the potential is there, and I'm not a fan of that.



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

Not bad. I might get Inazuma Eleven so I can have that digital copy ready to load whenever.

Honestly, I think it's cool that Nintendo even HAS sales now. Maybe if these things continue to be successful they might do them more frequently?



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

It's too bad that an editorial like this even has to exist. Not every game will be good, and Nintendo is clearly in a transition time right now so their output is going to be all muddled and directionless. But bad reviews aren't going to make it illegal for someone to have fun with something like the new Mario Tennis (and who knows, maybe someone new to the series might find it okay).

But yeah, I agree that Nintendo's output hasn't been the best this year. I don't buy a ton of games to begin with, but I haven't bought any first party titles in 2015. But, again, they're trying to do a whole lot of different new things at once and it's clearly not going so smoothly. Who knows what 2016 will look like.



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

As difficult as it can be for fans who want new stuff, not everything needs to be a series with infinite sequels. Let the characters live on in other things (like Ness and Lucas do in Smash Bros.), but some ideas are better left at less games.

(I say this more as an Umihara Kawase fan than a Mother series fan, though. Like, sure, there were only technically three fully original entries in that series too. But it's not like those games go away when we say "sayonara.")



World commented on Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Dri...:

Does the new one have some kind of fix for the save glitch the old ones had? I bought one of these for my fiance last Christmas, and although the sound was wonky the big disappointment was that they can't actually support saves to the cartridges.

But they're also not region-locked, so that's pretty cool.



World commented on Project X Zone 2 Will Have Some Pre-Order Bonu...:

I like first print and/or bonuses for games I really want, but honestly it's just the difference between buying digital and buying retail. I'm not into buying games JUST because they have a soundtrack or a theme or whatever.

Those bonuses do look cool, but I don't think I'll get this. The first one was good, but pretty simplistic. To me, it's like the strategy RPG version of Marvel Vs. Capcom. Good to pick up and play, but not the kind of thing I'd play more than once.



World commented on Splatoon Bundle Boosts Wii U Sales in Japan as...:

Didn't Project x Zone sell catastrophically bad in Japan, though? Like, I remember they were selling first prints at a massive discount.

I liked Project x Zone and beat it, but it's boring to play all at once. The strategy component isn't that deep and it's propelled by the fanservice of having Ryu/Ken (or whoever you like) beat up major villains from other franchises. The dialogue is also pretty sleazy in places, so I can see how that would put people off playing another one



World commented on Editorial: Linkle May be a Clunky Introduction...:

@Rosofa And as a girl who plays stuff like PES, I'm used to playing "not me" all the time. I don't know if I really care about Linkle that much, but I would like to play as Zelda at some point.

Also, people always throw around "feminists will be mad" with just made-up things, but I definitely agree with you that a lesbian Linkle WOULD actually draw that kind of negative attention from that group (the thing some people miss is how radical feminists just straight-up hate lesbians for existing). Of course...that kind of makes me want to see it slightly more.

Long comment aside: hold on now, ZELDA IS/WAS A LOVE INTEREST?!

(Ok, maybe in Skyward Sword. But yeah, I always imagined that they were secretly siblings)



World commented on Editorial: Linkle May be a Clunky Introduction...:

@kenrulei Some of these...sound like kind of good ideas? Also Giana Sisters literally started off as a Mario ripoff that was "female Mario/Luigi." The main character is even named Maria!

(I only have the DS one, but the series goes way back; it's actually pretty good!)



World commented on Editorial: Linkle May be a Clunky Introduction...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Basically what I was going to say. No problem with Linkle for this game (even though Agitha's already much closer to being my avatar anyway, ha), but it'd be more interesting to see playable Zelda than female Link.

Not that I haven't been imagining main series games Link as a girl this whole time anyway or anything...



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

If this was one feature removed from a suite of customization options, then yeah it'd be weird. From what others have been saying, you can't even alter most other things anyway.
But I'm saying this as a girl gamer who barely bothers with body shape customization options in RPGs (or really anything that isn't a sports sim), so I'm probably not the norm of what fans want here.



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

I feel pretty indifferent to this one. It's arguably a much better app than the majority of the ones that came with the 3DS, and the presentation is nice. I just don't really care that much about the actual content. I'll play with free plays sometimes, but I don't feel any incentive to pay. The crane game isn't THAT fun, and the badges are cute but useless.



World commented on Store amiibo Displays Point to Roy, Ryu, Famic...:

@rjejr Yeah, it was Game & Watch. He was #1 on my to-get list. My other one was...KK Slider, which I ALSO found this weekend in his three-pack just at EBGames. So really better stock means I literally look like three times the amiibo fan I really am.



World commented on Store amiibo Displays Point to Roy, Ryu, Famic...:

@rjejr EBGames is basically this here in Canada. Not much on the games front, but they always have all the 3-Packs (except the Mii one), and some really random amiibo here and there like Zero Suit Samus and Olimar. They also never seem to run out of those "Classic" Marios...



World commented on Store amiibo Displays Point to Roy, Ryu, Famic...:

Now that I no longer seem to have any problems getting the amiibos I want at regular price, I'm a bit more optimistic about new releases. I don't think I want any of these exactly, but I'm at least not going to ignore these announcements anymore!



World commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:

I really liked it!

I honestly don't really want anything they announced (some games are a "maybe"), but they seemed to have listened to the fans and it was just good to see Reggie & Co. dropping random trailers again!



World commented on Review: Stella Glow (3DS):

@Jim_Purcell Ha, this was my thought too. Honestly with these kind of games I'm always like "pleaaase don't be secretly NSFW." Like I don't really care THAT much about the designs (I'm a girl though, so probably no one's going to think much about me playing either way) but I draw the line at skeezy dialogue.

This one looks so good otherwise, though! And Christmas is coming!



World commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Secures Top 10 Spot in US...:

Cool that Yoshi of all things is there, but man that's a bleak list. And I'm not even saying that JUST because PES 2016 isn't there while FIFA 2016 continues to be evergreen.

@rjejr And it's not just Nintendo. It's just that they also happen to make consoles so it looks worse.

But, man, those "awards" seem to have mostly given up on anything that isn't for manbabies with jacked-up sound systems and HD TVs.

(And I say this as someone who will always gladly play/buy/own a good sports sim!). There are lots of good games that lack the initial "wow" factor of something like MGSV, and so they'll just have to hope some parents know how to use Google.

So basically that's my long-winded way of agreeing with you entirely, but adding that there are A LOT of games on all platforms now flying under the radar. It's just that PS4/XBox were lucky enough to attract that handful of games that get any press.



World commented on Gaze Upon The Lush Mega Man Legacy Collection ...:

Would definitely consider getting this as a gift for a friend...if said friend had a Japanese 3DS. It's weird that this isn't coming here, though. That planner looks like the kind of thing that would be sold in those random "retro memorabilia" shops.

Also, haha "classic."



World commented on Video: The New Animal Crossing: amiibo Festiva...:

I'm definitely looking forward to KK Slider: the Game!

Although he's trapped in a three-pack in my region, so I guess it's technically KK Slider and Dorky Alpacas: the Game. Still looking forward to it!



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

@Windy Thanks for the recommendations! And SimEarth is apparently on the Wii VC? I'm definitely always up for more TG-16 games! Never played one in real-life and I only have a few on the VC (Bomberman '94, Wonder Boy III, and I think that's it although I SHOULD have New Adventure Island by now because I love that series?).



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

@Yorumi No, I get that. And, like I said, I'm usually the one drawing men in my life into gaming. But there are guys out there who think a woman talking about games means they either have to immediately challenge her in some kind of weird knowledge duel or just say "hey, gamer girls are hot," you know?

Like, I think it's legitimate to say "specific dude, me professing my love for Umihara Kawase in the comments doesn't mean I'm professing my love for you."

It doesn't mean "every dude, you are all hitting on me." Like, yes. What you're saying is a thing too. And it sucks and I'm sorry people are like that. But if you're not going around hitting on girls who like the same game you do, then you're not those things and I'm not a radical feminist and this isn't Tumblr.



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

@ikki5 Can confirm that I also own more consoles than my fiance. Also he's a die-hard 90s SEGA fan who thinks the Genesis is the greatest console ever made. The only SEGA console I own is a second-hand Dreamcast I got because it was fifty dollars. We regularly debate this.



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

@russellohh Luckily, I've never encountered anything THIS terrible but yep! Like, probably a lot of these guys aren't active threats but it's just...exhausting. I'd rather just like stuff and not have to explain it or have it lead to creepy come-ons or whatever.



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

@Windy: No, I think you ARE right. There's a lot of that too. Like, with my fiance, we don't play the same type of games. He like stuff like Xenoblade or Resident Evil and I like stuff like Airport Hero and Japanese Rail Sim. We have found our common ground with Kirby games, though.

(Hopefully you guys have something like that!)

@ultraraichu Personally, I tend to stay away from events or "public" stuff online because dudes are always just like, "So you have a 3DS but NAME EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THE ORIGINAL SUPER MARIO BROS. STAFF YOU FAKE GAMER GIRL" which is sometimes also followed up with "sooo...can I get your number?"

That's why I tend to stick to online communities like Nintendo Life. Mostly no one is like that. I'd love to just shout about games to my IRL people all day, but I've gotten tired of constantly having to justify it so I often don't.



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

I'm a 3DS-playing lady and and I definitely try to sell them to the important men in my life who wouldn't otherwise have bothered. I even BOUGHT one for my best friend. My fiance eventually picked up the Persona Q one once he found out that there were horror games on it.

@Windy: We're here! We're not ALL just playing tranport sims and train driving games, sadly.

I don't know. All of my sisters have next gen consoles, and my mom stopped upgrading with the GBA but still regularly plays it (even buying "new" games off eBay or thrift stores sometimes). Gaming is just a thing from my experience.



World commented on Michael Pachter Thinks Miitomo Will Have Troub...:

Like a lot of people have been saying, I feel like his comparison to Facebook is at least as out of touch as he thinks Nintendo is.

Miitomo probably isn't going to do well with all the hippie moms or overly political grandpas on Facebook, but whatever. It (arguably) isn't for them anyway.

Maybe it won't take off, but if it does fail it won't be related to something as outdated as Facebook.



World commented on Nintendo Confirms That amiibo Sales Have Now R...:

I love amiibo, but I don't really care about the most of the characters and honestly just grabbing whatever amiibo is probably the path to madness so I focus on the ones that make me scream out loud when they're announced.
So far that's Mr. Game & Watch and KK Slider. But seeing as they're BOTH IN THREE PACKS in my region, I look like a wild amiibo fiend.



World commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

I actually think that digital won't really stand a chance of replacing digital until the telecom market figures out what they're doing with Internet. Lots of people here in Canada are nailed with tons and tons of overuse fees with absolutely NO option to get an unlimited package. Maybe this is Canada-only, but once unlimited becomes an option for most people I think this might change.

Digital games themselves are great. I haven't exactly gone for retail downloads yet (except for retail games that were eShop only in my region), but that's because I've only wanted a handful of retail games and in those cases I could get a special edition physical copy or it was cheaper in physical or something.



World commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Won't Have On...:

If this plays even a little bit like Fortune Street, I'll definitely get it and probably that KK Slider three-pack so I can have other players AND the KK Slider amiibo. And, well, if the game turns out to be nothing like Fortune Street--I'm still here for KK Slider.



World commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America):

Aw, eShop, how did you know I wanted a Fairune demo? downloads

And a Yo-kai Watch demo? You shouldn't have! Well okay, you definitely should have and I'm not so sure it's my thing but...maybe downloads

I thought about getting Triforce Heroes to play with my BFF and my fiancee, but then BFF got Butoden so he's gone down a hole. Someday maybe!



World commented on Lottie amiibo Will Be Exclusive to Best Buy in...:

This seems like such a bad time to do exclusives. I'm Canadian, and the stock seems to be increasing in stores. Like, I was shocked to find the Mr. Game & Watch + retro randoms (QUICK GUESS THE ONLY AMIIBO I WANTED) pack in a store. And they had like FIVE of them! Plus the whole Super Mario Bros. set (even Toad!) and some really random Smash ones like Olimar.

Aren't exclusives to make up for anticipated poor sales? Anyway, maybe sales ARE declining and that's why I see so many now...after months and months of just Peach everywhere and rarely Luigi and that's it!



World commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015 - Q4 Ed...:

Morbidly curious about that Snoopy game, but honestly I'll probably end up buying more of these as gifts than for myself (Dementium for my horror game loving fiancee, and probably Triforce Heroes for my Zelda-fan BFF...and also because multiplayer)! Super Mystery Dungeon looks great, but I've already put ~100 hours into Etrian Mystery Dungeon this Spring and I'm not sure I'm ready for more Mystery Dungeon.



World commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

@rjejr Ha, I only looked at this review for confirmation on whether or not it's like Umihara Kawase. That's sad that someone told you not to play it! It's definitely one of my favorite games. I'd say it's only too hard if you're REALLY easily frustrated. There are some intense parts, but the path system works so that you are always playing levels suited to your ability. It isn't all brutally hard.

Like, I'm not really hardcore into it or anything, but even I've managed to beat pretty much everything in Sayonara and make constant progress in the older games (I have the DS version, which has the PSone version, the SFC version, and a DS remake of the PSone game). It's never frustrating, but maybe it's because of that jazzy music.

Anyway, those games don't come with a cute amiibo so there's that.



World commented on SEGA and M2 Reflect on 3D Classics Series and ...:

I love the idea of this series and want to support it (to the point where I bought 3D After Burner II for a friend who wanted it), but haven't liked a single one of these games yet! I'm not really that versed on SEGA's games, so I'm not really looking for anything specific. Just holding out for a neat surprise...or a Puyo Puyo game?