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Some of the levels lack graphical detail found in the Wii version. Terrible port, 2/10. Would not recommend.

The frame rate is lower, and there are more load times in the 3DS version which is kind of weird considering the transition from optical media to ROM chips. Otherwise, it's a pretty faithful port. I really should use a wrist strap while playing this game because I'm constantly in danger of throwing my 3DS so some things haven't changed. While a higher frame rate is always welcome, Donkey Kong Country Returns isn't really a game that greatly benefits from being 60 frames per second like say, Super Smash Bros. or even F-Zero would.

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TalkBack / Re: Secure Axcess Sues Nintendo for Patent Infringement
« on: April 16, 2014, 08:46:29 PM »
You need to have credibility first in order to lose it. This is more reaffirming their lack of credibility and status as patent trolls, not that anyone asked for either/both to be reaffirmed.

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TalkBack / Re: Batman: Akham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition Review
« on: April 16, 2014, 05:01:15 PM »
Well, that just saved me $20. Thanks! I can just borrow my friend's copy on Vita when I finally get a Vita.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: So close to platinum
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:43:09 AM »
They are attempting to give incentive for taking time to do surveys. They incentive they have given for the last 2 years I felt are not worth the time it takes to do the surveys. It's voluntary, of course, but if the prizes were better, especially in a period of time where Nintendo is struggling, I might feel more inclined to not only do surveys, but actually pick up more games that I can register to get the prize.
Oh my goodness, this again.

Nintendo offers rewards, including Virtual Console games, all year round. There's the incentive to fill out the surveys which do not take much time to fill out. You, like the rest of us forum regulars, spend a considerable amount of time putzing around NWR (which offers no physical rewards), so I can't imagine you're making the absolute most out of every second of every day. If you don't think the surveys are worth the time, don't do them, but it's disingenuous to act like your time is so precious.

The rewards vary in quality, but expecting all of them to be amazing is unrealistic. The Platinum reward is a bonus on top of the bonuses Nintendo already offers throughout the year. Neither Sony nor Microsoft offer a similar program. And if you're buying more Nintendo games for the purpose of getting the Platinum reward, you're video gaming wrong. Do what you want, I suppose. Personally, I buy games because they're fun and I like them, not so I can get some trinket every year.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: So close to platinum
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:33:38 AM »
The Platinum Rewards aren't earthshattering, but the price is right. I got Link's Awakening last year for what? Enjoying Nintendo games. Sure, I'll take that any day. The regular Club Nintendo rewards range from meh to excellent. I'm hoping the original Super Smash Bros. becomes available when the 3DS game launches this summer. I currently have 700-something coins with around 200 in waiting.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: So close to platinum
« on: April 15, 2014, 10:03:39 AM »
Nah, not really. Some people balk at the rewards. It amazes me how entitled people feel over participation in something that is completely voluntary. The way I see it, you get free stuff for registering games you were going to buy anyway. The surveys can take less than two minutes (I timed my last couple). I wouldn't buy extra stuff just to hit Platinum, but if you're there already, go for it. I generally stop registering games when I reach Platinum and save additional codes for the following year to get a head start. Special promotions like getting Pokemon X or Y for free if you register a 3DS and select games have convinced me to wait before registering since you have until the end of June to do so. I haven't played Pokemon since Blue, but I would have taken a free game, sure.

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General Chat / Re: I have a date on Thursday. WHAT DO
« on: April 13, 2014, 12:30:29 AM »
I'd avoid a movie on a first date because you spend a lot of time not looking at or engaging the other person (unless you're that ass who talks throughout the movie in which case, I hate you). I prefer conversation. That's just me though.

If she's into some of the same stuff you're into, don't dwell on it. It's nice to have things in common, but focusing too much on one or two things makes you seem boring. Keep the conversation moving and allow it to flow organically even if you're excited about common interests. There will be plenty of time for that if the rest of the date goes well and you go out again. I had a coworker who was into cosplay and she went on a date with a dude who would not leave that alone. That was a turn off for her. There's so much to a person, good and bad. You really should try to get a feel for what all that is. She might like video games.......... then, turn out to be a killer of children. But I guess if you're into that?

I have a personal rule that I don't say anything on a first date that I wouldn't want someone saying to my mother. While trying to get a feel for this person, it gives you a line not to cross, whatever that may be. Just remember that you probably don't know this person very well. She needs to learn how you are just the same as you need to learn how she is. Push an issue too far and you end up alienating her and probably looking like a total wang. Be open and honest but understand the boundaries of getting to know someone.

I'd recommend not sleeping with someone on a first date, not that there's anything inherently wrong with it. The problem is that it may complicate things, not that it always does. No one I've ever known who has slept with someone on a first date has ever reported good news afterwards. It can get really ridiculous where she might think that you think she's easy, even though you both did the same thing. That actually happens and it's absurd 100% of the time.

Most of all, don't lie. Besides the fact that most people suck at it (and that everyone hates being lied to), if going out with this person goes anywhere and leads to something more serious, she will find out eventually. That is a waste of everyone's time.

Anyway, best of luck to you.

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General Gaming / Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:37:15 PM »
Give Microsoft some credit for finally killing off Internet Explorer 6.

Then, take it away and then some for having created Internet Explorer 6 to begin with.

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TalkBack / Re: Greninja Makes His Smash Bros. Debut
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:35:00 PM »
2-That ultra ugly Ridley is indeed playable and boss, or the UGLY one is a boss and classic cool Brawl Ridley is playable.
I forgot how weird Ridley looked in Other M.  As for your theory, I suppose anything is possible, but Sakurai said in the E3 Developer Direct that Samus was made to look closer to her design in Other M. If Ridley shows up in any capacity, I feel like he would resemble his Other M iteration as well. Of course, they could opt for Meta Ridley (I didn't even think of this when I brought up Meta Ridley before). He loses his wings before the second phase of the boss fight in Metroid Prime so that could be worked into his character. Omega Ridley would be an appropriate Final Smash.

I still think Dark Samus is a missed opportunity. It would have been nice to get both Dark Samus and Meta Ridley.

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TalkBack / Re: Greninja Makes His Smash Bros. Debut
« on: April 10, 2014, 10:32:50 PM »
That's my bad. I thought you said Midna and then I even typed Impa. I don't know what's wrong with me either.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: April 10, 2014, 06:28:25 PM »
Gloves and yet no pants.

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TalkBack / Re: Mario Kart 8: One-At-a-Time Items
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:42:52 PM »
I love Mario Kart 7; it's my favorite one. What didn't you like about it?

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TalkBack / Re: Greninja Makes His Smash Bros. Debut
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:41:45 PM »
Ridley still could have a chance since Sakurai sure loves to troll fans but Dark Samus has already been made an Assist Trophy...

...And like I said above, Impa and Ridley could still make it as playable characters in some way so I wouldn't count them out yet.
Impa is, unfortunately, an Assist Tropy as well. I'm more disappointed in Dark Samus not being playable than Impa as the Zelda series is well-represented and Metroid really isn't. Outside of Ridley and Dark Samus, the choices are slim unless you want the Hunters, or Rundus (ew). It would be kind of weird for every character from Metroid to be named Samus.

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TalkBack / Re: Greninja Makes His Smash Bros. Debut
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:03:48 AM »
The only possible speed bump in that theory is that Toon Link doesn't seem like he actually does anything in the Spirit Tracks stage except be a background piece. Ridley is supposedly a stage hazard. Would they remove Ridley as a stage hazard when Ridley is selected? The clone idea is a bit of a stretch. I suppose if Sakurai doesn't mind cheating, he could have Meta-Ridley swoop into the Other M stage, but if he was going to do that, why not just include regular Ridley and ignore the fact that Stage Hazard Ridley and playae Ridley coexist?

Of course, all that talk of stage hazards while showing the Ridley shadow could be a red herring and he isn't a stage hazard at all. The shadow could be playable Ridley's. He was a boss in Brawl and since Little Mac went from Assist Trophy to playable character, I'm not willing to rule anything out.

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Goddammit, Luigi Dude. Well, I'm going to post this anyway.
Sakurai said that there were going to be less characters than in Brawl.
Not explicitly. That was mostly how people read into it. If you're referring to the quote I think you're referring to, he talks about limitations on 3DS and how that may lead to cutting some characters.
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The reality of the situation unfortunately is that there are certain limitations on the 3DS, so we’re forced into a situation where we may need to reduce some characters to a certain degree, but we’re really working hard to include as many characters as possible.
The implication is that some characters may have to be cut. That isn't really news; we've seen cuts before. There was also this earlier quote:
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It isn’t a matter of "if the next game has 50 characters, that’ll be enough." There is a certain charm to games that have huge casts of playable characters, but they tend to have issues with game balance and it becomes very difficult to fine-tune each character and have them all feel distinctive…. In terms of quantity, we’ve probably already reached the limit of what’s feasible. I think a change of direction may be what’s needed.
That part seems most important, but the media seemed to latch into the part about characters. My understand (which may or may not be right) was Sakurai didn't think adding characters was enough, that they needed new idea to keep the series fresh. Smash Run is a good example of this kind of thinking. Then, there's this one:
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I can answer that: no. We don’t have the time to fully recreate every single character who’s been in Smash Bros at this point. Adding new characters is not a simple addition – it’s really multiplication. The amount of work, adding a character is multiplied and becomes bigger and bigger as you go. We can’t because of the amount of work it takes. However, I do believe I understand that each character has its own set of fans out there who really like that character. So we’re not going to cut characters out of the way, we’re going to put in as many characters as we can, we really want to do that, because it’s good for the fans and good for all of us. But in the event that we do have to cut some characters, I’d like to apologise in advance to those fans.
I think the verdict is still out on what all of this means. Sakurai also said:
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I am planning on doing my best to bring old characters back in Smash Bros.
Based on the current list of newcomers, this hasn't happened yet. In fact, Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina, and Greninja are all fairly new. That's almost the exact opposite of what Sakurai said he was planning.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: April 09, 2014, 08:47:25 PM »
What? Caterkiller hasn't come in to comment about Ridley!? FOR SHAME CATERKILLER!
He did in Talkback
He looks great! Too bad for Ridley though. Boss confirmed...

My only hope is that what was clearly the Other M clone Ridley is the boss while a playable original Ridley is an actual character. Like Toon Link on the Spirit Tracks stage.

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TalkBack / Re: Mario Kart 8: One-At-a-Time Items
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:36:58 PM »
I don't like this mainly because my brother is a damn surgeon with green turtle shells. Holding an item behind me was my only recourse because it isn't like I'm getting better at video games.

I get it and I'll adjust, but yikes, I'm going to be a sad panda until I do.

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The Wii U version will be more multiplayer focused.  Sakurai said back at E3 2011 when the games were first announced, even though development hadn't started that he wanted to make the 3DS game more for single player and the Wii U version more multiplayer.  The newest Direct just shows Sakurai has stuck to his original plan.
Not sure I agree with this (yet). The big announcement for the 3DS version was a new competitive multiplayer mode.

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I like how each version has exclusive stages. It makes it easier for me to justify buying both games.
Mewtwo was garbage, just absolutely terrible to play as.
That's why they tweak the characters.
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I find it strange that Sakurai has decided to cater to the tourney crowd after trolling them so hard in Brawl. As far as I'm concerned, the new online modes are For Fun and No Fun Allowed.
Some of that trolling affected non-tournament players. Tripping was total bullshit. I much prefer the approach of these games. Sakurai is not so much catering to the competitive tournament crowd as he is catering to everyone. If someone doesn't care about For Glory, they can simply avoid it. That works out best for everyone.
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I just wanna have fun, not worry about one game's sales undermining the other's.
I worry only in terms of the potential domino effect. Wii U needs the sales more because the better it performs, the better games it gets and the better off its successor will be. No, it doesn't guarantee anything. However, better sales on a weaker platform can't hurt.

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Also, Mewtwo is not coming back. If Ridley isn't in, neither is Mewtwo.
How are these related? One isn't dependent on the other.

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I don't know why everyone is complaining about th Wii LA adapter comment. That's the same for every single online game ever: wired is more stable than wireless. Come on.
I didn't get it either. I suppose people are concerned with how online will run wirelessly if Sakurai is going out of his way to suggest using the LAN adapter. Considering how crummy Brawl played online, it's an understandable albeit knee-jerk reaction to what is true for all online games. The LAN adapter isn't even a viable option for me because the FiOS box as well as the modem/router are in a closet and I'd have to run the Ethernet cable through three walls. No thanks, I'll take my chances with wireless.

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TalkBack / Re: Greninja Makes His Smash Bros. Debut
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:49:37 AM »
You fought the good fight, good sir. I've enjoyed your Miiverse art. Ten cool points for effort.

I'm bummed Dark Samus was relegated to an Assist Trophy. No extra love for Metroid. At least we have Busty Samus with rocket shoes.

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Actually no, it's not.

I think your confusing opinion with theory or even hypothesis.
Thinking you're right and being right are two different things. An opinion can't be proven; it's only what someone thinks is true. Are we really having this discussion again?

Would you care to elaborate on what's wrong with people sharing their thoughts? Or were you just stating the obvious?

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Wow you guys really love to assume your opinions are correct.
That's typically what having an opinions means.

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Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:58:24 AM »
By the way, I've been seeing some people say that "for Wii U/for 3DS" are the final titles, but I looked and couldn't find a source for this. Is there one, or are they still placeholders?
I don't think they were ever placeholders. I've even seen reserve cards at Target with these names. IGN seems to be the original source for this info. I'm still hoping for an 11th hour change because like I said before, I really like Clash/Rumble as subtitles. It isn't looking very likely at this point.

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