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  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 3 days ago

    It's always felt to me that EA and Bioware didn't really know what to do with the series after 3 and the ridiculous shit-storm surrounding the ending. I think they were shaken and didn't think that their vision for the series wasn't lining up with the fans anymore. Considering this game is an off-shoot with zero ramifications to the main story line and only tenuous connection, I think they are using this as a test bed to find out what fans think. They can try some things and see what people think works, and they will go from there. It's disappointing that this is the way they're going, but I can understand the predicament. I just think that they caved so hard with the ME3 ending change that they think the "fans" have them right where they want them.

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 22 days ago

    Isn't this a problem though? How are we to ever expect any sort of objectivity from you, when you say to us, "this thing sucks, but Nintendo did it so it's fine." No thank you.

    This says it all right here.
    "That's because bad press sticks to Nintendo like chewing gum to hair."

    This is 100% false. Bad press never has more impact than a glancing hit on them because they have fans like Nadia. People who don't care how bad or consumer-unfriendly they are as a company because they can just say, "it's for the chilluns!" If you think that Sony or Microsoft could get away with friend codes you're delusional. But they have to actually contend with expectations, whereas Nintendo simply shrugs and and says, "that's what you get" and everyone seems to be OK with it.

    Posted in I Ain't Even Mad About Friend Codes on the Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro A month ago

    This seems like a strange bit of criticism here. It basically is complaining that there is a core gameplay loop, like every other game, ever, has had. Whether you find that loop entertaining is certainly up to the individual, but this reads like you're getting down on it simply for having it.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro A month ago

    Are people actually excited for the Switch? I just don't see it. It certainly doesn't feel like we are 2 weeks away from a console launch. The last time a launch had felt this subdued was the Vita.

    Posted in Starting Screen: Nintendo Switch and the Sound of Silence

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago
  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago

    I'm not going to say "abstain" because there is always a chance at some point, there would be something to push me over the edge, but as of now it's a big "wait."

    Overall, I came away from the even way less interested than I was before. To me, the design of the system was essentially an equivalent to the more traditional consoles in tablet form. Same basic control options but with less juice. This was hopefully going to allow Nintendo to ignore the lame gimmick crap and focus on making great games. Alas, it was not to be and they came up heavy on cramming cheap crap into every inch of it. The original video showed a pretty sleek and simple design, and now we know it's a cluttered mess of "LC" and "LZ" buttons and IR sensors that reads you opening and closing your mouth, because THAT'S FUN!!!

    As much as I want to get my hands on Zelda, there are much cheaper ways to make that happen than shelling out for a Switch.

    EDIT: I should say that it's Zelda:BotW that I want to get my hands on. Not Zelda herself. Cuz, you know... that would be weird.Edited January 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Did Nintendo's Switch Presentation Convince You to Buy, Abstain, or Wait?

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago

    Over all, Breath of the Wild looks pretty good, but am I the only one who's noticed how goofy the sprinting animation looks?

    Posted in Opinion: Nintendo Switch Is Always Aiming For Second Place Behind Something Else

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago

    Microsoft's problems are deeper than can be fixed by a more powerful console. They really need to branch out, and stop relying on the diminishing returns of the same stuff year after year. Halo Forza and Gears are not enough to prop up that business. If Nintendo's output isn't enough to move systems any more, Microsoft doesn't stand a chance.

    Posted in Revisiting Xbox E3 2014: Remembering All The Games That Died

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago

    "And no Nintendo property has more cachet than Zelda—not even the immensely popular Pokemon. "

    This is 100% incorrect. Go back and look at sales data and you'll see that Zelda is one of their least popular franchises. They just don't sell as well as most of Nintendo's series, and nowhere near what Pokemon and Mario get. I think Metroid and Pikmin are the only ones lower on the totem pole.

    Posted in Opinion: The Switch's Success Doesn't Hinge on Zelda Being Available at Launch

  • Avatar for ATBro ATBro 2 months ago

    They should be uncomfortable with the idea of launching the Switch without BotW. I really feel like a LOT of the hype for the Switch right now is being syphoned off of the hype for "the next Zelda game."

    Posted in Opinion: The Switch's Success Doesn't Hinge on Zelda Being Available at Launch

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