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Zyph

Zyph

Philippines

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Zyph

#1

Zyph commented on Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Con...:

@aaronsullivan Yeah and you could always use the Y button to instantly set the camera wherever you're inkling is facing. Using both really proved helpful in the demo.

@holygeez03 If I understand correctly, the "pointer" you're talking about is the gyro and the "motion control" is the accelerometer (which is the swinging bit you're talking about). But the motion controls talking about in this article pertains to the gyro w/c is far more precise. So you "aim" with the GamePad itself so that's pretty impressive in itself. It really works when I played Wind Waker HD. So to answer your question, yeah I guess it is. :)

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#2

Zyph commented on Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Con...:

I tried both motion aiming and twin sticks. For me it's a mix of both. Gyro controls + up the sensitivity of the right stick and you're game. It really makes the most sense for a chaotic and messy shooter like this at least for me. My aiming is more precise when using the gyro. Oh, and I'm serious about upping the sensitivity of the right stick whichever control scheme you choose.

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#5

Zyph commented on Nintendo Assisted Monolith Soft With Xenoblade...:

@errantrazor @edgedino Nintendo owns the entirety of Monolith Soft. Even if they own the studio that does not mean Nintendo also manages the company specifically. Monolith is still a separate entity from Nintendo in one way or another. It still goes without saying that anything Monolith makes, there will still be approvals and discussions and whatnot with Nintendo. Of course, as a 2nd party studio, they still need to work closely with Hitoshi Yamagami, w/c handles production and relations with 2nd and 3rd party developers.

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#6

Zyph commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

@Quorthon True. But one could argue that the XB1 and PS4 has an ever-growing install base both in JP and in the US/EU. So publishers, in one way or another, won't think twice about getting their games to other territories and those systems. And also [a little off topic], while we're talking about these 2 consoles, let's remember that most of their games out now or soon to be released, were always released in multiple territories. Which pubs like NIS America or even Xseed have an established track record for those system so some JP games are bound to get localized. The games I'm talking about that we keep requesting to be localized are the ones that are mostly geared towards JP culture. It's not just Nintendo. Capcom and some others usually won't bring their games to the west even if you're console is region free or not.
Of course what I said in my first post is far from accurate. It's just an opinion or a (intelligent?) guess in my part. What you're saying might hold more weight than mine.

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#8

Zyph commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

@97alexk Yeah I get that. But I look at other reasonings behind the restriction as well. P4Arena is a great example. With the difference in price points between regions, one might just wish to import rather than buy the localized version. Which results to lesser sales for the title in your own country or the other, and money spent for localization would just be a total waste, which is bad for the publishers themselves. Of course you could argue that P4A had identical content between regions. But you get the idea. :)

But yeah in our point of view, region locking it's still a "bad" idea for us consumers. I personally prefer a region-free game system.

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#9

Zyph commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

I think the only upside of region locking is that it makes people rally up and make their voices heard for games they want to be localized. If the console was region free then people would just instantly import the games, and game companies would be too lazy to localize because of it. Of course, there are loads of counter arguments for this. It's just a matter of pros and cons. But I'm not really sure what weighs more with regard to region locking.

IMHO at least remove region locking for games that are both translated in english. (NA<->EU). Of course the eShop needs to be region free as well for DLC and such.

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#11

Zyph commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge...:

You guys keep complaining but you do know that this is the same case with Fire Emblem and some Atlus games like SMT, right? But no one's complaining about those. If it's a very big scale game then everyone throws a fit. sigh

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#14

Zyph commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

Anyone would be dissapointed. I know I am.
BUT to be fair,
If we were to compare it for example in the fields or city, It's still the same graphics-wise except for that particular scene. And if anyone is familiar with the technicalities of 3D graphics, 'target renders' usually doesn't equate to the final build. Happens to almost all games not just this one. It's still by far the most visually gorgeous game Nintendo and Monolith ever produced.

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#17

Zyph commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

Even it was just a [intelligent] guess on his part, I highly doubt it's just a "controller" of some sort. It won't just betray long time Nintendo system owners but they will also betray themselves and what they've built over the years. Iwata already stated that it will be a dedicated gaming platform to "reassure" loyal users that they're still in the hardware-software scene and not purely mobile. And those users are console/handheld players which IMHO will feel betrayed if this guess would actually become reality. They also stated that their QOL is another, separate business pillar for them and not necessarily relates to their dedicated gaming business, only the "know-hows".

With all the negativity surrounding Wii U (despite the wonderful line-up they have this year and the next), l doubt they'll just dive into unknown territory that they very well know would just add fuel to the fire. They can't afford to screw up 2 generations in a row.

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#21

Zyph commented on Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Presenta...:

I still don't understand why the strong marketing push Japan is having with this game and nothing much in the west. Still no proper PR in the states and Europe. Sure, Japan is getting it earlier but still. The last stream isn't even officially translated yet. The fan translation was pretty good though. I'm really hoping they'll push a strong marketing campaign here before the NA/EU launch, especially these streams. This game is even launching earlier then FF15 but that has more PR and media articles.

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#22

Zyph commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X is so Sizeable That It ...:

The "improvement" they're talking about might suggest that physical copies of the game might require some sort of mandatory installation of some parts of the game to the console to decrease loading time. So if you're getting the digital version, this "improvement" might not be implemented on that and it's possible the download could be equal or more than 25GB.

Obviously I'll be buying the packaged version of the game. 25GB will takes WEEKS to download from where I live.

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#25

Zyph commented on Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Ninte...:

Whenever I grab my 3DS XL I always hold it at the top and bottom. Meaning I almost always touch the game cartridge at the top. It always feel as though I might accidentally pop the cart out, so this is a nice thing to have actually.

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#38

Zyph commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

What a way to put it. It's not that Nintendo gamers don't want AC titles. It's just that most sales were raked in by PlayStation and Xbox (and we all know why). To add to that, they delayed Rayman Legends back then and now with Watch Dogs. So I really think they're partly to blame for Nintendo gamer's current attitude towards them.

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#44

Zyph commented on Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod...:

Game "mods" always lead to exploits that leads to hardware/system-wide hacking that leads to pirating games. I don't like this.
I used homebrew. I think they're cool and all. But if it should lead to piracy in the long run? Not good...

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#46

Zyph commented on Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Devic...:

@TheRealThanos Can't find it either. I think it wasn't a DSiWare game but a packaged software. Not sure though. And all of the things you said is true. Thanks for that. It seems these people just takes things for granted. I'm not biased or trying to defend Nintendo in any way, but those "anti-gimmick" guys doesn't even try to see the value in what Nintendo is trying to do (gameplay-wise) even if they won't use them at all. I always thought, what if these "gimmicks" were actually the standard of gaming since long ago and the "traditional" method of playing were the gimmicks. Now the original PS Eye for the PS2 was a gimmick. Not sure for the PS4 though. The Kinect imo isn't 'cause it adds value to games in some ways, but you could argue that most of the games using it says otherwise.

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#48

Zyph commented on Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Devic...:

@daveh30 Yeah but they're not the first one to use it. And besides the patent focuses on the parallax 3D effect on 2D displays. In Sony's case, they're using Project Morpheus for that. Spectators will still see the game being played normally on the TV. As for the patent, even if you're not the one wearing the glasses or the head mount, you can still see the effect on the 2D display.