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  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 10 days ago

    I am honestly confused by the attitudes people have about price. People seem happy (well, maybe not happy but you get the idea) to spend significant money on smartphones, tablets, etc. My laptop cost almost twice what the OneX is going to cost. But people complained about the Switch price. I thought $300 was very fair considering how complex and novel the device was - it's literally half the price of my iPhone 6, and that's without any economy of scale! Meanwhile, people seem excited about the PS4 Pro, even though that's a $100 more? Just because of extra pixels I guess? People don't put any value on the unique functionality of the Switch? And now here comes the One X, and everybody is complaining again. Paying an extra $100 for superior graphics is what everybody was defending, I thought, whenever Nintendo consoles are compared to the competition (not only recently, but going way back, such as Wii vs. 360).

    At the end of the day, each of these products serve different markets with different needs. That's the only way I can make sense of the varied (contradictory?) reactions to the different prices these products are launching at. Considering that the Xbox One launched at $500 the fact that they are able to offer a significant upgrade at the same price seems totally reasonable. I don't really see the logic in being shocked or upset by it. It's a prestige item for high end consumers, so the price makes sense.

    That said, this product isn't for me so I don't think I'll be getting one unless some amazing exclusives get announced.

    Posted in The Internet Reacts to the Xbox One X $499 Price

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    @DrCorndog Exactly. The population disparity between Japan and the Western markets may make it difficult/impossible for Japan to dominate the industry economically, but if the idea of "on top" is shifted to refer to critical acclaim, beloved characters, or innovative game design then Japan can still be a leading light, and an inspiration to many Western devs and fans.

    Posted in Tekken 7 Producer Says Japan Will Never "Be Back on Top of Game Development"

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn A month ago

    @Sturat Agreed, Castlevania 3 is the correct winner. Some may say "That wasn't a choice, that's cheating!" But as this is clearly a world without any decency who cares? :p

    Posted in Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 2 months ago

    I have a feeling that this is just preparing the way for a new product - either a very similar product with different (longer term?) licenses or else some kind of enhanced product. Maybe one that can download new games from the virtual console or otherwise be extended. Given how popular this has proven to be, I doubt Nintendo is just going to walk away from the concept.

    Posted in NES Classic Prices Rise With End of Production, Mini Famicom Discontinued Too

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 2 months ago

    I absolutely love Breath of the Wild. When I think about what they could do better, other than small tweaks to the durability system, etc, then I can really only think of one thing: more and longer dungeons. I would love to, say, see an ominous tower on a mountaintop or a ruin built into a cliff, and know that that is some kind of epic dungeon with an epic boss. Otherwise, I've got no really complaints.

    Posted in Nintendo Believes Open World Is New Standard For The Legend of Zelda

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 3 months ago

    I will always be a big fan of FFVII. Especially in context, it was an amazing game and as the first JRPG that I really got into, it set expectations that other JRPGs have been struggling and failing to meet ever since. This is already making me want to replay it; I'm really looking forward to the next article.

    Posted in The Definitive Dissection of Final Fantasy VII, Part 1: The Dramatic Opening That Thrust Players into an RPG Revolution

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 3 months ago

    I really enjoyed the original trilogy. It's the best space opera game I can think of. Glad to hear the new game seems to be shaping up well.

    Posted in Mass Effect Andromeda: How Well Does it Balance Action and RPG?

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 4 months ago

    Yeah I find the idea that this is a spoiler odd as well. And I'm not trying to criticize Nadia or USGamer, I think they're just following current practices, as they should. But if this is considered a spoiler now, what ISN'T a spoiler? Wouldn't every screen shot be "spoiling" some part of the game?Edited February 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in The Japanese Commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Looks Swell

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 4 months ago

    Somehow I'd never seen that Power/Rangers video, although I remember it caused a stir when it was taken down. I just watched the first 2:30 minutes. Not a fan. Hopefully the Castlevania cartoon does a better job of being... watchable.

    Posted in Opinion: I Don't Have Much Hope for the Netflix Castlevania Series

  • Avatar for Mikki-Saturn Mikki-Saturn 5 months ago

    Well, I have several things going right now. I basically haven't quite decided what my approach is going to be post Christmas (and my birthday is not that long before Christmas either, so I'll throw that in their too). Between the two gift events I scored a number of games, all of which I've sampled and none of which I've really committed to playing first. However I'm leaning towards Dragon Quest Heroes as I was really digging that. I'm also almost done with a replay of Alundra - which is a game I like a whole lot. So actually, most literally, Alundra is what I've been playing the past couple of days.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Are You Currently Playing?

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