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Thu 6th Sep 2012

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Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Pokémon G...:

I get all that, my point was we weren't really supposed to have it in the first place, IV's weren't meant to be messed with so that's something you can thank the fanbase for. The fanbase is basically doing the exact opposite of what they're intended for, which is to keep stats varied. Its part of how the games generate Pokemon.

They can't really do anything about it now without ditching previous games' Pokemon like gen 3 did, which obviously would likely be a deathblow to the series.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Dark Mewtwo Gets Added to Pokkén Tournament A...:

I thought so. The dual energy thing lasted a while if I remember right.

As I already said, there aren't really any disadvantages to that typing. Dragon and fire cancel most of flying's weaknesses, besides ice and rock, which its already weak to anyway. Its already a top-tier threat as is without getting nearly free levitate, since it loses it's ground weakness.

This is a case where realism conflicts with game balance. Most games don't mess with more than one element per creature for a reason, let alone 3. It doesn't necessarily make it more realistic anyway since Pokemon don't need to be of a certain type to have the associated characteristics.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Dark Mewtwo Gets Added to Pokkén Tournament A...:

You mean like how the TCG made dual energy Pokemon?

The problem with that is the TCG Pokemon only ever have one type and weakness at a time, they just use another energy type.

Adding a 3rd permanent type could easily break the games. Take mega Charizard X for example, you'd be removing it's ground weakness and neutralizing flying's weaknesses. There's no downside besides a bigger rock weakness, while others would just end up nerfed.

Not to mention it'd just make things more convoluted and needlessly complex. There are already items, moves, and abilities that have similar effects.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Yo-Kai Watch Will Be The Next Pokémon, Claims...:

Yu-Gi-Oh? Maybe. Digimon, I seriously doubt it, definitely not world-wide. Maybe in Japan, it was still pretty big there, just like other otherwise niche series like Dragon Quest or Tales of.

I could see Yo-Kai Watch rivaling Pokemon in Japan to some degree, but I doubt it'll get anywhere near as popular Pokemon was in it's hay day. In Japan they they still do Pokemon themed stuff, like that gym or the Pokemon train.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Dark Mewtwo Gets Added to Pokkén Tournament A...:

Its probably an exclusive dark version just for Pokken, like the TCG often does. Doesn't Tekken also tend to do dark versions of its characters too? That's likely where the idea came from, the TCG ding it just makes it that much more believable.

I hope this also means regular Mewtwo is playable, if not this one as well. Maybe even Mewtwo Y since this one is based on X.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Hoopa Distribution Confirmed for McDo...:

Doesn't surprise me one bit, people are much more health conscious than they used to be. Enough so that popular name-brands are wising up.

Pokemon has always done McDonald's promotions though, so I doubt that's why they're doing it. Remember the Pokemon toys from back in the day, or the gold-plated cards? Those were also done to coincide with movies.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Hoopa Distribution Confirmed for McDo...:

I think this just goes to show that Nintendo thinks that just because it works for Japan it'll work for everybody else. For some reason they don't seem to get that unlike Japan, most people in the world don't necessarily live down the road from these places.

McDonald's is HUGE in Japan, which might be why they chose it. On the bright side, they didn't say this requires a code. I can't imagine McDonald's would want to deal with them either.

It seems to me that Ash is upset over not being able to stand up to the mega Pokemon trainers, and Greninja is ashamed he failed. Hiding in water is a classic ninja trick, so I take he 'melts' into it and mega evolves due to Ash's tear unlocking the ability.

Ninjas are also supposed to be masters of disguise, so his mega might allow Greninja to copy his trainer's appearance, not just Ash's.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Yes, Fatal Frame's Lingerie Outfits Have Been ...:

Its not the ratings boards that made them do this, they simply rate it, and discuss what can be done if you want to change the rating. Beyond that its the developer's choice wether or not to change or censor things.

That little bit of insight came straight from XSEED, who are decidedly anti-censorship if you haven't heard yet.



Zombie_Barioth commented on It's Official, Hideo Kojima Has Parted Ways Wi...:

Where are getting that from, the only figures released was the $80mil. These reports always lump actual development and marketing costs together, the latter usually making up around half.

I agree about the arms race though, this ridiculous Hollywood poor more in get more out mentality is getting out of hand.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Yes, Fatal Frame's Lingerie Outfits Have Been ...:

Are you actually paying attention to the complaints? If you were you'd see most of the "whining" as you put is over the pointless removal (which even NOA admits is silly) and Nintendo's apparent need to helicopter parent their adult audience.

A lot of people feel pretty strongly about censorship when it comes to localizations (and in general), particularly the niche crowd, which is the main target of a series like this.

I seriously doubt many people are pissed because they can't get their jollies from a bonus costume, especially with this being a horror game.



Zombie_Barioth commented on It's Official, Hideo Kojima Has Parted Ways Wi...:

It was $80mil. according to reports, that's the last and only solid (no pun intended) number and definitely not massive budget for a AAA game. Marketing is usually included in the development costs.

It more likely has to do with Konami's focus on mobile games. $80mil. isn't expensive for a AAA game, but it is if you compare it to the budget and potential profit for other models. $80mil. could make a lot of mobile games or panchiko machines.



Zombie_Barioth commented on XSEED VP Talks About the Future of the Rune Fa...:

I could have sworn I hear a while back that RF5 was underway, or that the changes wouldn't effect it, not sure if it got postponed or what. Marvelous has the core team on-board though, so whatever they come up with should be good at least.

Rune factory is the only series they've really had going for quite a while, and while its growing the series is still somewhat niche. Either they had more expenses than one series could cover, or the parent company screwed up. Its possible they had their funding cut or something too.

As for the series rubbing you the wrong way, could it be the lack of direction? The games don't do too great a job telling you where to go or what to do to advance. The event for triggering arc 3 for example. Between that and Dolce's marriage events I'm basically stalling. The events are a bit too random at times.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation ...:

While Pokemon has certainly become more complex over the years, I wouldn't say exceedingly so. Compared to most other RPGs the series is still pretty simple. Pokemon's complexity comes from giving the player a lot of options, that's about it.

Pokemon's design philosophy, starting with gen 4, has been being able to pick and choose what you want to do. Most new additions are kept optional, you don't need to participate in anything you don't want to to finish the game. The only time they're important is playing competitively against other players, mainly because those other players will use them.

They've also taken steps to make those things more accessible. The PokeNave Plus in ORAS for example, allows you to get egg moves and better stats without breeding. You just have to keep scanning and battling until you find what you want. Super Training turns grinding for effort values into simple mini games.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Voice Actors Union Authorises Strike Action Wi...:

The stunt pay isn't just for voice acting, but anything overly stressful. Some VA's have been forced to do mocap as apart of their session, so that part is setting a precedence for future jobs. Want the VA's to do mocap? Its going to cost extra.

The thing about nobody hiring voice actors way back then wasn't just due to limited resources. Not many games had much voice acting to begin with, ones that did didn't have much either, just an intro scene or something. Games didn't have much room for that sort of thing.

A game like Banjo Kazooie didn't need dedicated voice actors, not when the spoken dialog was all gibberish. Most games now are much more dialog and cut-scene heavy, so voice acting is more important to them. The only place its a commodity is smaller/indie games, for the same reason as the classics.

There's also a clause that companies can't just skirt around the new terms by just having employees do the work or something without going through the union. If that goes through it'll help protect the VA's you're referring to.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

That's a pretty fair point, and one I can agree with somewhat.

I don't think its all bad, not all of these devs are "washed up", its just the company they were with before wouldn't allow them to make the kind of games they want to, and in turn their fans couldn't get them either. This is happening a lot actually, most AAA devs have lost key staff.

On the other hand, Zelda-like games are somewhat common, so finding games to scratch that itch isn't hard. Same goes for some other popular game styles, they aren't uncommon enough that you need a kickstarter just to find something.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

Somebody probably got a hold of one of his posters, this thing was supposed to coincide with PAX so some Pokemon Co. reps might have been there.

Problem with that is they could possibly sue him for defamation or something. People hearing about this will still damage their reputation though, and unfortunately for Nintendo people will associate The Pokemon Co. with them. They're already doing both in this very comment section.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:

Ok, for future reference since there's apparently a bit of confusion here, The Pokemon Co. International, while founded by the 3, are not Game Freak, Nintendo, or Creatures inc. They're a brand management company, stuff like this is primarily up to them alone.

I get that they're not too happy about the use of Pikachu and Snivy in the poster, but this is really excessive. No warning or anything, the guy willingly cancels the event, yet gets slapped with a 4k fine. I fail to see where a couple unapproved pictures equals that kind of damage, unless they're charging him a gross amount per flyer.

Sounds more like they're trying to make an example of him than anything, unless "damages" means they're mad about his cafe serving booze or something, which is none of their business. Its not like the flyers are promoting it.

Yeah, he canceled it as soon as he caught wind of the lawsuite. The amount has to come from the number of flyers, if he can't afford the payment there's no way he made that much from the party. I doubt he makes that kind of money very often if at all.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores The Legen...:

I think they're technically supposed to be fire-based Gibdo, which at least in Majora's Mask can be unwrapped to reveal ReDeads. Their Japanese name is Gibdo or Flame Gibdo, while Hyrule Warrior uses Gibdo and ReDead almost interchangeably.

It seems maybe ReDead can be Gibdo but not the other way around, or in other words the is a mummy technically a zombie argument.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

The climate isn't healthy? Yeah, that's it, that's definitely it, it certainly can't be the launch price being way too high, grossly over-priced memory cards adding to an already high asking price, or the lack of support. Nope, not at all.

Seriously though, the climate is weaker, but that doesn't mean dedicated handhelds can't succeed. Mobile took a bite out of handhelds mainly due to a big draw to them being cheap, and casual games you simply couldn't get anywhere else for a portable game.

Its not like that anymore, the DS was the last system where you actually needed a dedicated handheld for the types of games most casual users want. Stuff like Tetris and Brain Age can be done on modern phones just fine.

That mainly just leaves the more dedicated players, a lot of which aren't going to bother with a handheld with mostly the same games they can get on platforms they already own. There's some appeal to having a portable version, but most people want more than just straight ports, especially in the west where most people prefer consoles or PC anyway.



Zombie_Barioth commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

No, that's not what he's saying at all.

First off, he seems to still think "console" means a device that only plays games and nothing else. Consoles haven't been that for a long time, and there's nothing stopping consoles from becoming as multifaceted as any smart device. Them going away is a moot point.

Finally, what he's getting at is more or less like with smart devices or Steam Machines, they all run on the same core architecture but can be scaled up or down and made by anybody. In other words, closed vs. open platform. He's suggesting making AAA "console games", many of which aren't console exclusive to begin with, scaled down to high-end smart devices or lower and low-end PCs.

Most games can and already do what he's suggesting, they just all can't scale like Minecraft. I like Pachter, but he's nuts if he thinks its realistic. If it were, wouldn't most multiplat games be scaled down even more than they already are on PC? GTA V for example asks for just a Core2Quad, an early 2006 CPU.



Zombie_Barioth commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

I get what he's saying in the first half, but I don't see how a 10mil. difference is an indication that "real" consoles are going away. If we're talking dedicated game device they haven't been "real" consoles for close to a decade now.

What I don't get is what he's talking about it the last section. "All you need is a CPU, GPU, storage, controller, and a screen", what the heck does he think is inside a console? Hamsters?

People who won't or can't afford to buy a $399 dedicated console can already play a lot of the same games on PC. A lot of people already do so for that exact same reason. Many of them also had ports on last gen consoles too, giving people 5 different options.

He also seems to miss the fact that the main reason many people can even afford to consistently upgrade their phones is they can basically rent to own it though their service provider. The higher-end phones cost just as much or more than said consoles, and their size and mobility requirement limits their power. It takes multiple cycles for mobile to keep up.

You're not going to get the same power cheaper, even for PC that's a pretty tricky task to pull off. Consoles have nothing to do with what he's talking about, you're not going to magically fit games like GTAV or Black Ops 3 on mobile if they disappear.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Yo-Kai Watch Anime Starts In North America...:

"Claws of fury", its just how the line was said, and I don't see how the cat looks anything like meowth besides both being based on the lucky cat.

I don't see how anything you've said matches up for that matter. The art style is pretty different, its more like Shin Megami Tensei if anything, calling out attacks is rather typical for any fighting anime, and relative age is the only thing him and Ash have in common. Pokemon isn't the first game or anime game to use the battle and capture dynamic either.

Its basically Pokemon vs. Digimon all over again, right down to the show being stuck on a less popular channel, that's going to be the series' main problem. Its not even about understanding Japanese culture, just the fact that everything will be compared to the more popular series. Pokemon is the only popular or hugely successful series of this type, so as far as most people know or care it did do everything first.



Zombie_Barioth commented on New Nintendo Controller Patent Features Rotati...:

Yes. You do realize that patent was obviously filed way back when CRTs were still the norm, right? Also, why is it that the CRT of all things is what you found laughable and not, you know, the seat controller?

Perhaps the clickable buttons are supposed to substitute for the second pair of face buttons. Its just a prototype after all, so they're just experimenting with whatever crazy idea pops into their heads.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Is Merging Its Prized EAD And SPD Tea...:

@Artwark @CrazyMetroid
The company started up within Nintendo, but there doesn't seem to be anything confirming wether or not they are or ever were independent. They are listed as as just a partner same as Game Freak or Platinum Games, and while they do own their new building, everything I've read talks about Intelligent Systems as if they're an entirely separate entity operating within and with Nintendo.

I did find this though.

Pokemon Company inc. is partly owned by Nintendo. The above article I posted states they own 32%.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Green Blob, New Legendary Zygard...:

Probably, since Z is a 3rd dimension in between X and Y. Unless they want to try and say ZX and ZY represent new ways of looking at the same ideas. X&Y are all about different ways of thinking.

Its probably just a dub thing, DuArt Film & Video took over for 4Kids in NA in 2006. I wouldn't have a clue if they're still up to their old tricks or not.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Pokémon Green Blob, New Legendary Zygard...:

I don't really have a problem with the designs, but why a dog for the 10% form? The only thing I can see is Zygarde being based on single-cell organisms gives them a convenient excuse to include other creatures from the world tree legends.

The games are based on axis, so it won't be ZX or ZY.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

What does game size have to do with anything? By that logic, you shouldn't take N64 games, or those of any other past consoles seriously either.

I doubt this is meant to compete with anything besides other Android consoles, although if it turns out well they just might look into the core market as well. They certainly hace the clout.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

None of them do though, so its kind of a moot point where New 3DS models are concerned. Still sucks none the less of course. Anyone who never had a 3DS have an extra $10 to fork out as you said just so Nintendo can save a few pennys on the dollar, and for everybody else a system is going to be missing one either way.

You actually can have more than one of the same system active, the problem is you're limited to, I believe 3 total, or less depending on the type of content and the device. It used to be 5, but it shrunk thanks to people game sharing.

Dealing with customer service is a pain though, I agree. Sony's has a bad reputation, but I've heard bad stories about Nintendo's too. A lot of it depends on who you happen to get on the other end. Some reps are super nice and helpful, others not so much.



Zombie_Barioth commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Better late than never I suppose. I just hope this doesn't mean they're going to use the regular New 3DS as a limited edition of sorts in the US though.

I'm not crazy about the game nor the face plates, but we'll see what happens over the holiday. Black Friday is coming up after all, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

Not really, no. Its $20 more likely because of the two face plates that come with it, which are around 12.99 Euro each. There's more than just a system and digital game in there, unlike with the XL version.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Here's What Rare's Final GameCube Title...:

Playtonic worth wouldn't be in their IP portfolio, but rather the talent. Don't forget that, while the company itself is new, most of the staff are from the SNES-N64 era Rareware. They've had a hand in the very titles Nintendo fans hold dearly.

That said, wouldn't want to see any company buy them out. History is liable to repeat itself, and there's no guarantee even with Nintendo that it won't restrict their creative freedom to have a parent company to answer to. Big N is known for leaving games in IP limbo and putting studios on sequel duty after all.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Flowers Will Apparently Factor In The Future O...:

My guess is another trip to Kalos, since there's one more axis left (Z). I doubt it will actually be an actual 3rd game though, but rather a sequel of some sorts again.

Or more likely it has something to do with the eternal Floette. It could even be both, and Floette has an event in the next game(s) similar to Victini.



Zombie_Barioth commented on 'Green Blob' Pokémon Set for Key Role in Meg...:

I think it goes without saying that at least the majority of comments are just theories and personal opinions, not facts. I haven't seen a single person claim anything is official, have you? What I do see are people who are very sure of themselves on this.

As for these things being related to Zygarde, as I said in my last response to you, they too have gemstone-like eyes, as does the giant shadowy Pokemon. The pattern on the "blobs'" back and stomach also resemble them. They also both apparently have a big role in the upcoming special.

These things probably just provide the energy for Zygarde to mega evolve, or whatever it turns out to be. That's probably why the scientist are interested in them, because they're a mysterious energy source to them.



Zombie_Barioth commented on CoroCoro Magazine Posts More Images Of Mysteri...:

There's a big hole in your theory. Pokemon X&Y aren't based on chromosomes, but rather axis. They're supposed to represent different ways of thinking, with the Z axis representing the two meeting in the middle. Z would also probably represent looking at things from a different perspective than your own.

As for everything else, I think its more likely that Zygarde will be the base form, and possibly have two mega forms. Zygarde, Yveltal, and Xerneas are based on the creatures living around the world tree, and based on an observation by Bulbapedia, Zygarde is possibly also based on molecules.

That's what these little green Pokemon probably are, and they probably create some sort of energy when around Zygarde that causes it to mega evolve. That's another theme Pokemon has going, energy. The "energy" created by the bonds between Pokemon and trainer, mega evolution creating massive energy. Its likely that not all Pokemon react to, or simply can't utilize the energy that causes Mega evolution.



Zombie_Barioth commented on CoroCoro Magazine Posts More Images Of Mysteri...:

They actually have a little green gemstone-like eye like Zygarde's. What they are to Zygarde is the real mystery. Whatever they are they must be the key to its new power at least.

What I wonder though is if this means there might be more new Pokemon to make up for the smaller than usual number in X&Y. That'd sure shake things up. If this is coming out in an X2/Y2 sort of release, it might not be alone.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Mega Man And Mighty No. 9 Creator Keiji Inafun...:

He may not be the best player out there, but at least he makes an effort to play them anyway. Actually, there's a bright side, since they can use his skill level to gauge if certain parts might even be too hard.

You know, this reminds me of a comment Iwata made about why their games would sometimes be too hard. He said it was because they would make things harder because they found it too easy, and it was too easy because they've played games so much. Maybe Inafune just needs to find time to play more.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Pokémon Gold & Silver Glitches Deliver...:

You wouldn't happen to actually have a source for that, would you? The only method I'm aware of is using save editors to see the stats, calculate the changes, and copy them onto a hacked mon for newer games. Its basically substituting hacked Pokemon, so if the method you're describing works the same way then its not legit, but eh.

As for the rest, "less than human" is a bit extreme for games not being deemed profitable to localize, don't you think? We didn't get the mobile phone service because we didn't get the adapter either, which you need to do the event. It's likely another failed add-on issue.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Reminder: Grab a Mythical Diancie in Pokémon...:

It didn't do that for the DS games, not sure about 3DS. I don't think it does at least.

Never had it happen myself, but it might be because of how the system downloads the cards that tells you and the network you got the gift Pokemon. The system must download the card separately before it downloads the Pokemon, so if you disconnect you'll end up with the card but not the Pokemon or something. That's just my guess anyway.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: The Original Starter Pokémon Look Simp...:

I'd say you're spot on there. They actually addressed this issue with Monster Rancher, which topped out at 390 monsters for 3D games (2D ones used pallet swaps). Each monster took about a month to animate. That's with PS1/PS2 level graphics, and Pokemon has almost twice as many monsters, so even half that amount of work is still a lot.

It'd take a team of around 20-30 guys doing nothing but animations to get that done in a reasonable amount of time, which is 1/4 to nearly 1/3 of Game Freak's staff.

That's not even considering how many people only care for playing Pokemon on handhelds. Only the main series on handhelds gets anywhere near the 20mil. or so sales Pokemon usually does. Its not the no-brainer cash cow people think it is.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Quality Of Life Patent Applications A...:

Some alarm clock apps allow you to set it to make you do math problems to turn off the alarm. So maybe they would use some Brain Age or Wario Ware style mini-games instead.

I have no idea what they could do to make getting ready for be fun, since you're actually supposed to 'unplug' for about 30-60min. before bed to avoid stimulation from the LCD lighting. Maybe that's what the projector is for.



Zombie_Barioth commented on New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie...:

What people are actually hoping for is that the games get spaced out more. They've been coming out yearly for a while now, so extending that to bi-yearly would be nice.

I'd rather they take their time with each new release than constantly churn out games with small updates and tweaks trying to keep up with the fickle competitive scene. What you're proposing would quickly alienate everyone but, and frankly, it won't do much good if most of them will be ignored for top tier mons as usual. There's plenty of variety, what needs to be done is balance what we already have so more Pokemon are viable at higher levels of play.



Zombie_Barioth commented on New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie...:

Actually, no, they didn't do any of the games outside of the main handheld series. Genius Sonority handled Colosseum and XD, Game Freak only provided the formulas for the game mechanics.

So its not that we can't or won't see traditional Pokemon Gameplay on a home console, it just won't have badges and gym leaders. I still wouldn't get my hopes up though, allegedly they don't see a point in 3D Pokemon games on consoles either now that handhelds can handle that too. They claim that the "wow factor" of it is gone now because of it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie...:

If you have such good reasons for hating the newer generations, then why not lead with those rather than the petty blanket statement of "it needs to die" and other such inflammatory remarks, then calling somebody an jerk for taking offense to them? Pot calling the kettle black much?

As for your timeline issue, in the Delta episode chapter in ORAS the various retcons are explained as parallel worlds. Before you even think of sighing, its nothing new, Gen I, II, and their remakes were explained in much the same way. R/B/Y and G/S/C take place in one universe, Gen III through V in another, and I presume Gen VI and up are in their own as well.

So, either you weren't paying attention, or you haven't actually played the games you're getting your panties in a bunch over in the first place.