I'm Twi, and I'm very pleased to introduce you all to this epic new forum.
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Dec 04, 14 at 2:16am
IM NEW HERE
Jul 05, 13 at 2:20am
Like Captain Nerditude, I also tend to go deep into explanation or thought before having the decency to introduce myself. I'm Troop116rules, the awfully-named 3-year-old Neo-poster. I also go by NerdPorkArsonist (PS3 username) and Drakonas.
This, to me, shined as a Zelda game more than the last 14 years. (Wind Waker might be up there) I grew up with Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask (which was my favorite for the N64 to be honest), so I can say when Nintendo needed to pull something new out of their faces...or noses...or feet...eww..
And they delivered with Skyward Sword, indubitably. Flying... fresh dungeon ideas and new types of puzzles, innovative motion controls that actually worked, much more amazing character development, and....what??? The first time we've seen school in a Zelda game? Oh wait...Minish Cap... .. EVIL CATS!!!
Anyways, I loved the innovation Nintendo brought to the table with this title. The upcoming Link to the Past for 3DS looks interesting, too. And Iwata and Miyamoto actually stated that they are looking for completely different things they can do to innovate Zelda. They stated they considered things like non-linear dungeon order!
Even though I play games from many different consoles, I still can say one thing. Nintendo knows how to innovate. (I'm disregarding the Virtual Boy, thank you very much) They were the first to successfully pull off a mass-produced Touch screen gaming device with major developer and publisher support. (PDAs and mobile phones didn't have this support at the time) And even though each major gaming company integrated motion control, I'm sorry Sony and Microsoft, but Nintendo had it first. And I'm not talking about the Wii. Think 20 years earlier. Duck Hunt anyone? (Disregarding the power glove... it didn't work... see AVGN's video on NES accessories WARNING: Not safe for work)
Anyways, I think Nintendo has a chance at being a game-changer over the other companies. Microsoft seems to not give a rats...gluteus maximus (or minimus) about its customers. Well, Sony doesn't either for that matter. Sony also is in quite a bit of a money problem...while Microsoft doesn't know what to do with its money. Precisely why I facepalmed when Microsoft came into the gaming business. The XboxOne is a prime example of how much Microsoft cares about you. (By the ways, don't blame Bill Gates... he had no control over the decisions in his company. The board does, and Gates left the company after 7 was released. The result? Windows 8! And boy, was it a fail. I'm telling you, Bill's a genius. (Bill Gates, the Knowledge Base! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! ... Ok nostalgia parody over...) IMPORTANT EDIT*: )
Also...he was on vacation during Vista's development. I wonder why it had issues.
Anyways, Nintendo seems to be the only one doing what Sega should be doing: releasing old titles and sequels, albeit some of them suck. But as of late they've been quite awesome. Donkey Kong Country Returns was a pretty good ode to the original, to say the least.
Well, now that this planned 5-minute post turned out to become a 2-hour long distraction extravaganza...I'm going to bed... Where's my phone...I want Drum & Bass...
Apr 27, 13 at 3:42pm
my name is brian hello
Jun 01, 12 at 2:37am
Hey! I'm tabaki, Im tabaki and most of the time a lurker, Hope this time it will change
Likewise. It took me two, maybe three, years before I realized that I never properly introduced myself in the Loungin' forum. Easy to forget, yes.
May 08, 12 at 5:38pm
Hey, I'm Captain Nerditude! I always forget to introduce myself before I start writing! I absolutely love the entire Zelda series (except for Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks ) and I've been gaming Nintendo style all my life! It's lovely to see all these other Zelda lovers here!
Apr 08, 12 at 2:27pm
Haha, that note challenge proved to be very aggrivating as well. I had no clue how to get the note inside that lilly pad, until about 8 frustrating hours later, when I jumped on top of it from the tree, having no other last resorts.