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I actually started with the Great Sword, and it is a blast for lumbering around. It's particularly awesome when around a group of smaller dudes, due to the near-360 degree arc of the A-attack after your opening X.

I am surprised by how much I'm enjoying this game so far. Is there a database online for this game, a la for World of Warcraft? I checked the Wikia site, but it's pretty lack luster.

Downloaded this on the eShop last night on a whim. What is a good weapon to start with? Also, when do most people get online to play?


For instance, there should have always been only ONE virtual console.  Buy the game once and play it on the console or portable.  Or Buy the game once and upgrade it for partial price to play on the portable or console.  The Virtual console games should have never been separated, should have never needed a weird transfer should have just worked, on an account.

I forgot to mention that, but that SERIOUSLY needs to be addressed as well. I understand that the software behind emulation on different platforms is a pain, but I'm not going to pay to play Super Mario Brothers on my Wii U when I already have it on my 3DS. I would even accept the discounted price that is going to be happening with the Wii-to-Wii U Virtual Console. Bottom line: once you have purchased a VC game, you should never have to pay full price for it again. We'll see if that's how it goes, though.

The fact that they casually mentioned that GBA games are coming to Wii U VC makes me wonder if they are on their way to the very consolidation we're talking about. Maybe we're seeing Nintendo's attitude toward Virtual Console shift, and from now on their infrastructure will actually make sense!

Or maybe they're just doing wacky things like they always do.

Nintendo Gaming / The Great Online Overhaul of 2013 (Dare to Dream)
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:27:36 PM »
Hey guys, we all know that Nintendo's online situation is a mess. Seriously, its terrible. I just picked up a Wii U this week, and its hitting me more than ever. I love the games and the overall look-and-feel of the system, but with 3 different eShops (Wii, Wii U, and 3DS), 3 different account balances, and no cross-platform compatibility, its a nightmare for consumers, and it must be a nightmare for Nintendo as well. Alot has been said about how badly they need to consolidate their online infrastructure, and I figured I would throw my hat into the ring. Allow me to paint a picture of my ideal future (and honestly, if they don't do this, poo-poo on them):

1) Wii U: Stability has improved, and load times are better. The Nintendo Network ID on the system is now on the web, and people are able to log into Miiverse and the eShop online. Wii Shop Channel is still buried in the Wii Mode, and has largely been abandoned by Nintendo. You are able to register multiple Wii Us to your NNID. (Ideally, this means the introduction of a "buy once, play anywhere" mentality, but I'm not going to get too crazy. I more expect the ability to have multiple pieces of hardware registered to a Nintendo ID. Which brings...)

2) 3DS: Miiverse is now on the 3DS, and you can tie your friend code to a Nintendo Network ID (existing or new). The home screen now has WaraWara Plaza on your top screen in full 3D, and Swapnote has taken a back seat to the Miiverse. Because your Wii U and 3DS now share a Nintendo Network ID, you now have a unified Friends List, and it will show you if your friends are playing Wii U or 3DS.

3) Online Miiverse: You are able to access both the Wii U and 3DS Miiverse communities in both the desktop browser, as well as mobile phone apps.  If you don't have a Wii U or 3DS, you are able to browse the Miiverse anyway, but cannot post (ownership of a Wii U or 3DS is required to create a NNID). You can also access the eShop online, with Wii U and 3DS available. Via Spotpass, you can purchase a game in the browser and have it pushed to your hardware, and have it available when you next pick it up.

I think that this is more likely that some cynics might believe. With the hardware teams for Wii U and 3DS now combined, I think Nintendo sees the benefits of a unified infrastructure. Merging multiple accounts into one account may be a daunting task, but once its done I think it will create a lot of good will for Nintendo, as well as promote a "halo effect." Keeping the eShops and Miiverses entirely seperate will only reduce the amount of crossover that the two platforms share. If you add your friend on the Nintendo Network, you may see that they've been playing an awesome 3DS game, and want to finally pick up that 3DS. Likewise, if you are browsing the 3DS Miiverse and see that your friend posted on Mario Kart Wii U, you will be more likely to go out and buy a Wii U. Dare to dream, people! DARE TO DREAM!!!

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:16:20 PM »
I'm loving this game so far, but I'm not really enjoying how hidden objects in the game are REQUIRED to progress. Perfect example is the tiles in the game. I kept playing through it, and all of a sudden I get to a level where a bunch of piles are missing. I hadn't run into any of them, so it was frustrating to have to go back and play through levels multiple times in order to progress. I can understand the idea of hidden areas, but those should be optional. If I want to just run from the beginning of the level to the end I should able to. Then go back afterwards to find all the hidden stuff.

Nintendo Gaming / Nintendo's Message to the Fans This E3
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:30:35 PM »
Let us consider something for a moment shall we? Here's a break down of all the first-party software currently on, organized by release date.
August 2012: New Super Mario Bros 2
Holiday 2012: Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion, Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, Wii U Panorama View
Wii U Launch Window (Reggie defined as launch and the following 3-4 months): Pikmin 3, Wii Fit U, Project P-100, Game & Wario
I think Nintendo is sending us a message this year. "We are sick of having to show our hand one or two or three years before anything is ready. Here's what we have for this year. We appreciate your excitement. Now be grateful for what you have, and tune in for another awkward, overly Japanese Nintendo Direct announcement every quarter so we can update you on things we want you to focus on that are coming up."
Furthermore, I think Nintendo has really taken a page out of Sony and Microsoft's books in there press conferences. I have a feeling that they are really going to make a bigger effort to pimp 3rd party games. In fact, considering the state they are in at the moment, they NEED to have both the support and sales of 3rd parties. Unlike the other two consoles, Nintendo has represented a huge competition to 3rd party software makers. Most people bought a Wii, as well as the 1st party titles that looked good, but didn't buy anything else. They can't afford to spend time talking about an Animal Crossing game that is 6 months away, or a Zelda or Metroid game that is a year or two away. They need people to buy software ASAP. You could argue that this is a sign that Nintendo is in slight damage-control mode, and be a bit more responsible with their money.

Am I the only one who thought the audio was pretty shotty in this episode? Maybe its just me, but I couldn't even understand what was being said some of the time. Not to complain and criticize, but it sounds like too much post-processing/noise reduction. Pretty robot-sounding. Great panel none-the-less. Wish I could have been there.

TalkBack / Re: NWR Community Night - Kid Icarus: Uprising
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:12:46 PM »
Added everybody on the list so far, so add me back peeps. 2019-9753-7573

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 28: From Space
« on: April 04, 2012, 01:04:37 AM »
Great episode yet again, fellas. I was so excited about the possibility of people to play Kid Icarus Uprising with that I made this thread in the handheld area. People should sign up!

I personally have found that I use a 243 Aurum Palm, and it is somehow incredibly overpowered. I also love rocking the Autoreticle paired up with the Mega Laser. Autoreticle is pretty ridiculous, and essentially gives you limited duration z-targeting. Pair that with the Mega Laser and you can blow people away. My other main weapon is Hedgehog Claws, which are awesome.

Just seeing who out there would be interested in organized Kid Icarus nights. If you are, put your name and3DS code in the thread so we can all add each other and play. If we get enough interest it might be cool to organize some sort of tournament or something as well. Just trying to organize something other than playing random people. My 3DS code is in my sig, so add me and let's getto fightin'!

Nintendo Gaming / I LOST MY REGGIE!
« on: March 30, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
This is pretty trivial, I admit, but when I got my gold-pantaloned Reggie this week, I was jazzed. However, when I said "move to mii maker" he disappeared from the streetpass plasa. :( Is there any way to get him back? Is this normal?

But unless you have a pointer like the wiimote I don't see how house this style could be done. I see goons clamoring for L targeting like Zelda or Metroid! This aint that type of game moron... That's not anyone from this board, but another.
I don't think you could even pull off this kind of control with the Wii, unless you're constantly holding down B to "spin the globe" for camera shifts. The stylus is even more effective that the wiimote or dual stick would be imo. And if you want Z-targeting, use the power called Autoreticle. Its a timed auto-aim, and its brilliant. Works great when paired with Mega Laser.  ;D

Hey everybody, I picked up Kid Icarus Uprising and all I hear is complaints about the controlscheme. Let's clear the air, shall we? I have a feeling that some reviewers are knocking the game's controls because they weren't really interested in enjoying the game, they just wanted to review it. I personally feel that the game's controls are the best possible way to handle this game. Once you get over the fact that you've never played a game like this before and get a hang of the controls, you realize that this is the way it NEEDS to be in order to give you the quick twitch control it needs to succeed. Dual stick isn't as good as this. The only thing that would rival it is keyboard and mouse, with the mouse replacing the stylus, but even then the circle pad is superior to a keyboard.

As a side note, I have a couple tips to owners to improve the game:

1) mess with the stylus sensitivity. I turned the sensitivity up and it is a lot easier to flip around.
2) use the d pad for your powers. It's easier to do that tap on the screen.
3) Master the "flick-and-tap turn." Don't drag the stylus to turn, flick the screen and you'll spin around. It's a lot faster, especially when you've cranked up the sensitivity.

If I'm off my rocker, let me know. I'm still messing around an learning the controls, but I think some healthy discussion is warranted.

TalkBack / Re: Kid Icarus: Uprising Unboxing and AR Cards
« on: March 19, 2012, 02:51:03 AM »
SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Totally excited for this to come out on Friday. :)

Nintendo Gaming / Re: The Official 3DS System Friend Code Thread
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:44:52 PM »
I thought I had added myself on here, but I guess not.
3DS Code: 2019-9753-7573
If you add me, send me a message and I'll add you!

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 282: Better Late Than Never
« on: March 05, 2012, 06:34:20 PM »
Great show as always, boys.
I picked up the 3DS a week or two after E3, and picked up Ocarina of Time 3D and Pilotwings. Since then, I've only bought Mario Kart 7 at retail, although I have my preorder for Kid Icarus in.
As for downloadables, its all Virtual Console for me:
Super Mario Land 1 & 2
Qix (LOVED this game back in the day)
Legend of Zelda Links Awakening DX
Of course, the plethora of free Ambassador games has entertained me to no end as well.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Monster Hunter Tri G for the 3DS confirmed
« on: March 05, 2012, 06:29:14 PM »
Really looking forward to this. Tri came out right around the time I burned out on my Wii, so I never played it.

Your post was nice till the end of it. If you really mean that then you can leave because we have enough of that here already. If you mean debate where people actually listen to each other and try to have a conversation then you can stay.

I am usually welcoming of new people but when people come here with that attitude it just unsettles me.
Haha, I meant that entirely in jest. :) I have no desire to bust in here with "UR ALL NOOBZ!" or whatever. Your reaction actually makes me much more excited to get involved around here. Intelligent conversation is what I'm really looking for.

Hey NWR Community! I'm Zacko and I've listened to the podcast for a while now. Finally decided to get into the community here. Own a 3DS and Wii, although my Wii is currently collecting dust (I'm much more of a portable gamer). Looking forward to getting into flame wars with you all! :)

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