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Nintendo Advice Corner: Rock that Franchise

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The Wii U is not using 1st party franchises to the max, so many parts of the Nintendo fandom have no real reason to get a Wii U. 3ds is huge, tumblr is selling 3ds like it was bread and butter. The main part of this subset of fans are fans of Pokemon and Animal Crossing. They aren’t necessarily fans of Mario, platforms, or even Zelda. On the Wii U for these fans we have Pokemon Rumble U with is a dumbed down cash grab version of a simple game. Then Animal crossing fans have an app. These things aren’t going to push this part of the fan base towards buying a Wii U. These people want a simple, fun, easy going game, with cute shit. Nintendo has so much potential variety but it just isn’t being used. 

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Let’s name just a few franchises with know confirmed Wii U game in the making or at lest one that counts. Kirby, Earthbound, F-zero, Star Fox, Metroid, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem (SMT X fire emblem hardly counts given that it’s a cross over so we don’t know if it will be “Fire Emblemy”), Advance wars, Punch Out and Custom Robo. That’s just off the top of my head. I don’t see why we can’t have at lest one game from each of these series on the Wii U. They aren’t using these series to their full potential. Talk of these titles hitting the Wii U isn’t even happening. Now I know that Nintendo is very closed lipped about projects but Wii U owners should know that more then 7 retail titles are coming to the Wii U and when.

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When we have so many Mario related games coming to the Wii U and 3ds at all times it really is an over kill. It doesn’t seem like we will be getting much more in the near future but who knows E3 could spill the beans on 10 more Mario games who knows. They could be working on most these series or a few of them or they could be doing nothing with them and making New Super Mario Bros U 2. These is so much potential in their franchises for cool games and I hate seeing it shut down. Lets see a actual new 3ds F-zero and lets see a Pokemon Wii U that goes past Gale of Darkness. It just seems like their only connection with fans is sales numbers but we want variety on systems we own. 

Holy Smokes Bubbleman new Ehero cards!

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Elemental Heroes are my favorite yugioh deck hands down and heroes in general are really my thing. Now we are seeing some more support coming there way. I’ll most likely make a separate post trying to show off combos but until we have all the new support revealed from the structure deck it will be a bit hard to do. 

I guess I should mention this card does burn if two heroes attack each other, unless cyber dragons or heroes become meta this won’t really be worth running.

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Another sadly disappointing card flash fusion is a weaker super poly that has no cost. I am considering running it as a one of for more OTKS since it is a quick play but being limited to fusing from the field is ehh. It’s worth noting that this and the previous card are not in the structure deck but since they were announced at the same time why not mention them. 

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I love this card lets just copy and paste it’s effect. 

"You can only use 1 “Elemental HERO Shadow Mist” effect per turn, and only once that turn.

① If this card is Special Summoned: You can add 1 “Change” Quick-Play Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
② If this card is sent to the Graveyard: You can add 1 “HERO” monster from your Deck to your hand, except for “Elemental HERO Shadow Mist”.’”

It’s a shame you can’t use both her effects in the same turn but I really like this card. Set it and when it dies add an hero, we still need statos back but the more searchers the better.  If this card had better ways to be special summoned id love it’s first effect even more. I’m hoping this set gives the deck an easy way to special summon heroes (out side of pendulum summons) so that this girl can actually really live up to her potential. I could also just hope this is mistranslated and it’s on her normal summon that could be cool too. Also it’s when it’s sent so you can send it from the deck to the grave then add a hero, poly it then add a hero, it has plenty of options. 

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You take an Hero monster and switch it (placing the hero back in the extra deck) for a masked hero with a different name but the same original level as the monster. This card actually has a lot of potential for heroes. Mask changing Zero into Acid was already strong but the OTK potential has increased rurther when you can then mask change Acid into Dian for another 28 damage. Or you could go Gaia kill something strong, Mask change Dian kill their other monster special summon it, attack directly other monster, Form Change Acid. It’s worth noting that as of now the only levels masked heroes are is 6 and 8 and the only competitive level 6 hero is Gaia. Still the Rank 8 possibilities are endless  

Opening up with multiples of this card isn’t even bad lets say I open up bubble man, Mask change, 3 form change, and mst.  Activate MST oh look I popped the warning, now Summon bubble man activate mask change Vapor pop the rest of the backrow attack 26, form change Dian add 28, form change 26, form change 28 good game. There are plenty of other ways to manipulate stuff like that too I was just showing a bad hand. 

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Chaos Hero Chaos and Masked Hero Kouga are the names of these two unrevealed cards. While we can only speculate the details of the cards we do know for sure their levels and types. Masked Hero Kouga is a level 8 light giving it the power to be mask and form changed. Being light also opens up more combos allowing Shinning and Neos Alias to contribute. I’m having a hard time counting the stars on Chaos but It seems like 9 although i’m hoping for 8. For Chaos I hope it’s effect let’s it be treated as any kind of hero while in the extra deck that way it’s not limited weaker fusion cards to be summoned. We know this deck will be 45 cards but only know three of the extra deck cards meaning we could see another two hero fusions added to the mix. Id love to see a wind  and Masked hero to give them the full spectrum. The cyber dragon deck had 5 brand new cards so we should see at lest one more new card in my mind. 

A new JRPG hits Japanese Wii U’s

Alphadia Genesis was a phone game developed by Kemco and now thanks to the Unity Engine is up for download on the Wii U. The game doesn’t really seem worth it’s about 20 dollar price point but I do think seeing more RPGs hit the Wii U is a good thing. This game could be localized if a company picks it up to release it here so lets hope if they do they are a bit cheaper with the price point so more people can experience this game. 

Regardless I hope this starts a trend of Unity Developers porting their games to Wii U more often after all it seems to be a pretty simple transition. I want the Wii U to do a lot better then it’s doing. 

On Sexism with Samus

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The likes of Gaijin Goombah and other, mostly male, personalities have been addressing the issue with Zero Suit Samus stating that there isn’t a problem or that the outrage on it’s own is the problem. I am a fellow Penis American but I, being the great gift from god I am, will stand on my high horse to look at this issue from many angles. I want to talk about several points I have heard on this issue like ”Being against her being sexy is being just as bad”, “Does it matter she still kicks ass”, “Samus has been sexualized from the beginning”,”Men are unrealistic too”, and “but I like the design”.

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I want to start by looking at the design itself as well as the brawl design to simply point out what is wrong and isn’t wrong with the design. It seems like in both designs the boobs are not totally unrealistic, they aren’t in the brawl design, at least by fantasy standards. They slope downwards like real breasts, they have grown in the new design for no reason but It could very well be a problem of image perspective. The actual design of the suite looks better in the current form minus the rocket heels. They appear to be a tacked on feature although it could be the sci-fi of the thing. The heels are the real thing people have a problem with regarding design and I agree 100%. What’s wrong with just having her older boots being upgraded to have rockets.

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The above image is rocket boots from Ratchet and Clank but they are so many examples of males having rocket boots that are more or less boots but with rockets in them. Unless Iron Man gets rocket Heels in Avengers 2 I’d like to see women get some damn real boots with rockets if that is a thing they want the character to have. Outside of the boots while some people have a problem with the skin tight suit that is a fiction thing that both women and men have in spades. It is more Sci Fi fantasy than anything else and is nothing like female knight armor where they are exposing themselves to fatal blows for no reason.

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Let’s move on to some of the points people have made against people making these points. The main problem is that they are so mad about people who are in a group that has to deal with constant treat in harassment having a problem. People Like Gaijin Goombah are actually mad at women for complaining at that could be a novel but I will touch on it briefly. Why is it that people like this can’t accept that a group that is traditionally looked down on in this nerd community can’t get mad about the very few characters they have. Look even if I had no problem with this design at all it’s every damn woman’s right to be pissed about it and they aren’t taking away anyone’s porn. If someone has a problem with a sexualized design it’s fine, it’s been seen, porn will exist, go jack off to it and have a good day while they fix the problem. Yes, A women can be sexy and powerful but when the vast majority have the same body type hair color and personality we have a problem. Sure we have dude bros that exist in a lot of mainstream stuff but we have plenty of other male options, I dare anyone to find 10 games that all have vastly different women as a Main playable character that aren’t sexualized. If you delve in JRPGs sure you could make it happen with some strong debate but these games aren’t in the lime light.

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Samus has had an end goal of seeing she was a girl and a sexy one before for people who cared enough to find out about it. However, I’d counter that she was sexualized from the start, that was an Easter egg  and fan service at best. The fact of the matter is in the game proper in Metroid Samus is a women in a Power Suit. Sure we have Samus in the Power Suit as a playable character and sure there is nothing wrong with her being pretty underneath. That doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be an open dialogue. I like the idea of under the Powersuite being a sexy strong women who doesn’t care she is a sexy strong women. I like the idea that Samus is in a world where her looks aren’t a problem but her skill.  The fact of the matter is that this new design exists to be hot. Sometimes hot can be a statement like in Bayonetta but sometimes hot is to bring the boys in for a fapping party. We could have a sexy women who exists to be sexy and bad ass without much complaint if not for the problem that the vast majority of women are sexualized. Maybe Nintendo bringing in Dixie Kong and Palutena will bring a roster over more diverse women to the table but Samus is are truly independent women in Nintendo. She isn’t linked to man and it’s a shame we can’t have her be an avatar for women instead of out current avatar for male fantasy.

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Before anyone starts jumping at women, attacking the “Femanazis” about these issues think about this: Every day they have to wake up to people attacking them just because their sex, every day there are reminders that things aren’t equal, every day they play a game if they want an avatar they only have a hand full of none create your own character avatars. It’s easy to get defensive but it isn’t easy to look at another persons perspective and think of the problems they have to suffer. I hope I’ve changed some peoples perspectives or at least opened a dialogue to hopefully convince some people. If not just remember your hand, man parts, and brain can handle all the desires you don’t need sex in everything. 

Updated Rosters

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First we have my 45 character roster now accounting for Sheik and ZS Samus being in the game as their own slots as well as the Pokemon Trainer cut and Greninja.   With this roster we would have 6 previously unannounced newcomers joining in with very minor cuts to the roster but nothing I hadn’t cut in a previous roster really. I feel even stronger about my choice not to put in Chrom given that Sakurai hasn’t made one obvious choice yet and Chrom is an obvious choice. I also removed Dark Matter as a predicted character given that as much as a powerful role it has played in Kirby it does come in different forms every game. Id still love to see it but it’s not likely. I also removed a slot from the Starfox franchise given that they haven’t got love in forever they really don’t need 3 characters. 

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To make the roster 50 characters I added more guest characters but honestly it’s much more likely to get a newcomer from Nintendo or undoing my few cuts then this happening. I do think we will get one more guest character at the lest and it will most likely be from Namco Bandai. Still adding back Falco and Lucas would be likely thing in my 50 character roster or just adding Issac and Lip.

Anyway id love to hear what you all think about my rosters, the characters, and more. If you have any questions for me send me fan mail or a question and id love to answer. 

Atlus’s newest Indie rpg Citizens of Earth

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Always got to talk about what Atlus is doing because nothing they release isn’t something with potential to change the way RPGs or what ever genre should be made. Don’t believe me Heard of Dark Souls or Disgaea Atlus helps lots of people release amazing games to America. Sadly they don’t help the EU much but hey Merica.  After doing some research this game is from a failed kickstarter that Atlus had picked up. Regardless Atlus is releasing the game to US for Wii U, PS4, VIta, 3ds, and steam. 

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This game has a very interesting combat system where some moves generate energy and others take energy. Along with that every character is themed to their role from the 41 characters that will be party members in the game. Apparently older moves that you use will progress with level ups as well as getting new abilities making it where nothing is ever outdated. The game also features dynamic lighting, reflections in mirrors and lots of other small little touches for a game that could have been a simple indie game. The Vice President can’t enter the battle but does commentary on the battle as it goes on. EXP is gained when an enemy is killed making it possible to level up during battle and restore health. 

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Overall, I think this game really looks like a fun indie RPG, maybe the best indie RPG I have seen to this date. It has nice art, comedy elements, and does new things to the classic JRPG formula that are inspiring. I’m glad Atlus decided to pick this game up because I hope I won’t be able to put it down. 

I had decided to go ahead and ask the creators them selves about some modes and wanted to just throw this at the end. We could very well have online vs in the game. They are working on it and if it works this is a day one buy for me for sure. I love RPGs with online features and it could really be awesome. 

(Source: youtube.com)

Thoughts on Tomodachi Life

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So Nintendo finally announced this game for a western release and it’s coming much sooner then I thought it would. It will be hitting out 3ds on June 6th. I’ve talked about this game before after watching it’s pretty funny Japanese Trailer. Nintendo went all out with the pretty funny Nintendo direct although I doubt it would be funny to a none major Nintendo fan. It did have a lot of “in” jokes. 

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The game is a zany life simulator where you kinda play god and control the life of a bunch of Miis. They can fall in love, fight each other, have babies, and more. They all use a robotic voice simulator to actually say all the words they are saying with is rather interesting. There isn’t a whole lot to say about the game not having played it but just from the Japanese trailers and English stuff I’ve seen this game is going to be insane. I think you have to be in a mood to play this game and really enjoy it judging by the kind of comedy we have seen. If you can laugh at things for being stupid or crazy then you will laugh at this game.  

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The game will also feature some Mini games and stuff (I think the picture from a above is like a reskin of a sumo mini game for Americans because football). I think a lot of the longevity of this game is going to hinge on how fun the play input will be with will in a lot of ways ride on the shoulders of mini games.  If games are fun to play with in the game and player input is fun for tons of hours then it will really work. 

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I am sure there will be a section of gamers also using this as a fantasy simulator, put your other in the game or fantasy character you would like to bang then see what’s going down. Also creating custom worlds like a super smash world and stuff like that are also going to be ways people who enjoy life sims will enjoy this game. Personally I think if the ways things can play out is varied enough but with enough options to control things then there will be a section of gamers who really enjoy just shipping characters together and finally getting to make babies with Dean from Supernatural.

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My Body isn’t really ready for this game yet and i’m debating if this game is really a full price title for me or not. I have a feeling that this game will surprise me like Animal Crossing and make me love what I couldn’t love by just looking at it. This game is odd and off the walls so I can’t wait to see if Nintendo’s marketing department is up to snuff or not. 

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SSB4 speculation based on the direct.

As a massive fan of breaking information down and speculation I decided to look at the hints of what’s to come character wise we were given with the direct. 

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Fire emblem is one of if not my favorite Nintendo series. Tiki was one of my most wanted characters but I didn’t expect her to get in at all. Displaying her shows in my mind  what we already knew with is an awareness of Fire Emblem Awakening. if there is anything we have learned it’s to expect the unexpected in this smash with is why I stand tall by my prediction that Lucina or Robin will be the 2nd fire emblem slot in this game. I think for Sakuari Chrom is going to be too easy and too boring. 

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At this point we can all assume Palutena is in the same safely, he just wants to taunt us since someone leaked the character early. The way they played the Kid Icarus music and then changed it on the reveal and everything really just adds to this being a very knowing nod. Her being removed from Pit’s final smash also adds to her likely hood. Id honestly bet money on her coming as a playable character. 

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We have seen lots of assist trophies now and Sakurai even mentioned he wanted to try and add as many as possible. These knocked down several characters from being possible while boosting some up slightly in likelihood.  Several assists weren’t revealed that were in the games previously, Isaac, Jill, Ray, Kat + Anna, Tingle, and  we didn’t see the advance wars infantry. These characters are all possible additions to the cast, not exactly my choices but all these series could use reps. Isaac would be amazing, Jill could be fun, Kat + Anna could be cool, and getting Sami the queen of Infantry could be awesome. 

Let’s talk about Smash Run baby

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This is to me the most exciting thing announced at the Smash direct. This mode takes the best thing about Kirby Air ride and the best thing about adventure mode in melee then kicks it into hyper drive. Now if I understood right this will be included as an online feature on the 3ds as well. 

Enemies featured in the game come from all sorts of Nintendo games. This is amazing to see and I love being able to fight monsters from all the nintendo games in this amazing cross over. Along with that the players get to collect items that boost their stats. Really it just seems like an over all lead up. 

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Then we have the random events with can activate causing the rules of the game to change in a sense. Gale pushes the players the way the wind is blowing but there are several others they showed and I’m willing to bet even more in the full game. Id like to see lots of events that keep me guessing what’s in the game.

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This is just so cool. So as you are playing on the bottom screen you can keep track of your stats, health and Items. We don’t no if things will lower stats like in Kirby air ride or if everything will be a positive that you can find. Something I wonder is if these items will transfer over to the battle along with that stats allowing players who are careful with them a chance to abuse them. My guess is no on that end since the items seem a bit strong but this is a mode that is really about balance. I also doubt dealt damage transfers but it is a possibility. One last thing worth note is that the cap for a stat is most likely 1000, we can see Mario’s attack is at 604 creating a second bar that is less wide. It would appear that at 501 the second bar appears and then spreads all the way through.  

I’m really excited to play this mode and I can’t wait to hear what others think about it as well. 

Online Match information

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We have got lots of cool news about online for Smash Bros and i’m excited to actually try and be semi competitive in this game. I hope the online will run super smooth but I’m super excited just for the prospect of playing with friends. 

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This is most likely going to be the competitive standard and i’m glad to see one on one as a possible option in this mode. Also tracking the Win and lose is something more competitive players love. I am a bit upset that battlefield and platforms are removed from the Final Destination modes. The bit of competitive Brawl I did Battlefield was my favorite stage to play on giving me the ability to tactically use the levels to lure opponents and read their moves. Still Final Destination version of each stage will at lest make it more fun to see how it all works. I am assuming you can toggle on or off 1 V 1 or free for all. I wonder if a team mode will also be included in for glory because honestly that would be amazing. Id love to be able to partner with a friend or family member and kick ass online as a unit. 

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So for fun is a very casual mode that only tracks a players wins with is a very positive thing for new players. I know as I kid id be heart broken to see a big lose record on my game, as I kid id also say “Games on the internet, that’s crazy!” but you get the picture. I wish their was some way to mess with the items on online but I know that would be complex to program. 

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Playing with friends is what I’m most excited about including 3ds online with Smash Run but also having the ability to bring in custom move sets, pic the stage, change the items, turn hazards on or off, it’s going to be amazing to play with friends locally and online. The experience with friends may be the best online experience of any game ever. However if there is no voice chat for online that will Nerf it a bit if it isn’t even included in friend matches. 

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