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Forum: Handheld Zelda 09-15-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By minervyx
Thanks for taking the time to explain your...

Thanks for taking the time to explain your choices.

I agree that the dungeons overall get better in progression. Though we'd probably both agree that even the best temples in Phantom Hourglass...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 09-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By minervyx
Exclamation Phantom Hourglass: Dungeon Ranking (best/worst dungeons)

The dungeons in Phantom Hourglass are short, lack complexity, lack the atmosphere that some of the other Zelda game dungeons had and all reuse the same humdrum music instead of having an original...
Forum: General Gaming 09-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 535
Posted By minervyx
Thankfully, AAA isn't all that modern gaming has...

Thankfully, AAA isn't all that modern gaming has to offer.

There's a giant indie market full of creativity. If you take away the prestige, acclaim, the nostalgia and familiarity, there's probably...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 09-12-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,275
Posted By minervyx
I'm about 75% through Phantom Hourglass. Unless...

I'm about 75% through Phantom Hourglass. Unless the last fourth of the game nosedives and becomes horribly bad, it's actually a good game.
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 09-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By minervyx
You could say the same thing about Twilight...

You could say the same thing about Twilight Princess.

I don't expect every game to be non-linear. If Skyward Sword wanted to have a big campaign and a small overworld, that's totally fine. But...
Forum: General Zelda 09-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By minervyx
Bottom 5 Least Favorite Zelda Games

Candidates:


Zelda II: the Adventure of Link is often considered the black sheep of the series for being unlike the others in its side-scrolling and RPG elements.. The first game in the series...
Forum: General Gaming 09-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 535
Posted By minervyx
It's hard to look at this objectively because...

It's hard to look at this objectively because they're both nostalgia bias and novelty bias.

I'll put it this way.

Modern games are better quality overall.
Retro games were better quality for...
Forum: General Gaming 09-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 290
Posted By minervyx
I don't own it, but I've been watching gameplay...

I don't own it, but I've been watching gameplay footage. It was hyped pretty hard, but I avoided the craze.

It really divided players and I'm surprised even critics have had the guts to give...
Forum: General Gaming 09-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 194
Posted By minervyx
IMO, crowdfunding is a great way to measure...

IMO, crowdfunding is a great way to measure interest in developing the title. And that's more important than money.

The money people put up front helps, but it usually doesn't pay for more than a...
Forum: General Gaming 09-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By minervyx
If The Last of Us did come out this year, it...

If The Last of Us did come out this year, it probably would be Game of the Year by my standards, but I think GOTY should only be for original titles.

Right now, my GOTY pick is Donkey Kong...
Forum: NES/SNES/N64 Zelda 09-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By minervyx
I think ALTTP wins by a narrow margin due to the...

I think ALTTP wins by a narrow margin due to the fact that it has more personality and atmosphere to it.
Forum: General Gaming 09-06-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By minervyx
I like motion controls, but I felt like a lot has...

I like motion controls, but I felt like a lot has been sacrificed, in both the hardware and software, to achieve that.

Above all, I wish Nintendo would pick 1 controller and just stick to it.
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By minervyx
As disappointed as I am with the two party...

As disappointed as I am with the two party binary, don't think that having a multi party system will change things. There will probably always be a political equilibrium.

For example, Canada...
Forum: General Gaming 09-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By minervyx
Thanks for your comments. Didn't know that...

Thanks for your comments.

Didn't know that about Playstation's controller. Thanks for letting me know.

As for PS2, I never said it didn't have shovelware. I said if the shovelware was...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,786
Posted By minervyx
Responses are bolded.

Responses are bolded.
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,786
Posted By minervyx
Strawman, but I'll bite. First of all, I...

Strawman, but I'll bite.

First of all, I didn't call you a misogynist. If someone has, I would need to know what you said that prompted them to say that. I'm not going to make grand assumptions...
Forum: General Gaming 09-02-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By minervyx
Top 20 Video Game Consoles of All-Time (rank them)

Be sure to comment and post your own lists.

Newly released consoles are rated low since they haven't had enough time. Years from now, they will surely rise up.

Criteria: exclusives,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,758
Posted By minervyx
Good points. I'm sure a good bit of the...

Good points.

I'm sure a good bit of the nostalgia bias could be from the fact that many people were too young to understand the political problems that we're going on in their childhood.
...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,786
Posted By minervyx
I'm a fan of Anita Sarkeesian's work. She makes...

I'm a fan of Anita Sarkeesian's work. She makes sensible arguments. The hate and the vulgar comments really say more about the commenters than they do about Anita.

Gamers are just really...
Forum: Serious Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By minervyx
Another one is the term "politically correct". ...

Another one is the term "politically correct". At face value, it's a neutral term. However, its contextually used to mean "sensitive social-justice wuss".
Forum: Handheld Zelda 09-02-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By minervyx
The critics at that time were rating the game on...

The critics at that time were rating the game on how essential of a purchase it was for DS owners in 2006. Not for its merits overall.

I bet a lot of games would lose their appeal if re-rated in...
Forum: Future Zelda 09-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 92,550
Posted By minervyx
I'm cautiously optimistic on the game. I...

I'm cautiously optimistic on the game.

I know its going to be a fun game and a good game. The sheer amount of playable characters is impressive. A great game worth the full price, however, we'll...
Forum: General Gaming 08-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By minervyx
I totally agree that the PS3 bombed on the Move,...

I totally agree that the PS3 bombed on the Move, but that was an exception rather than the rule.

The PS1 lasted from 1994 to 2001. PS2 lasted quite a while, up until 2009 or 2010. PS3 has lasted...
Forum: Serious Discussion 08-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By minervyx
Biased political language

I often noticed in political discourse, people use words that are in context of nuetral words, yet have biased slants to them.

One thing I am wary of is propaganda. Aka, one-sided political...
Forum: General Zelda 08-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,919
Posted By minervyx
Agree. ALTTP was that perfect balance between...

Agree. ALTTP was that perfect balance between LoZ's way too general attitude and the instructive attitude of the more modern games. Great point about "too linear" vs. "it is linear".


...
Forum: General Zelda 08-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By minervyx
I think it's always been a cycle. After the...

I think it's always been a cycle.

After the Wind Waker, the immense hate toward the art style resulted in Twilight Princess being crafted just for the fans.

With Phantom Hourglass, Spirit...
Forum: General Zelda 08-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,919
Posted By minervyx
Anti-linearity is just a phase for many Zelda...

Anti-linearity is just a phase for many Zelda fans.

I'm going to try really hard to make one vow: to never, or sparingly, use the word "linearity" again. It's been overplayed.

There's nothing...
Forum: General Gaming 08-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By minervyx
Nintendo needs to stop milking hardware

This is not a troll/flame thread. I'm a big fan of Nintendo who wants to offer constructive criticism.

In the giant 1991-1996 Genesis/SNES war, Super Nintendo won as the hardware was superior. ...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-30-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By minervyx
True. The fact that both Phantom Hourglass and...

True. The fact that both Phantom Hourglass and Twilight Princess got 9's and 10's was not to say PH was better than TP. Moreso they were judging them by two different standards.

All PH had to do...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By minervyx
Yeah, probably half of the critics were 35 year...

Yeah, probably half of the critics were 35 year old journalist men who were reviewing the game from the perspective of recommending it to younger kids with the DS. In that case, the game was fun,...
Forum: Future Zelda 08-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By minervyx
It actually would be a great idea. Mario...

It actually would be a great idea.

Mario Maker (a Wii U title slated for 2015) allows the player to create their own levels with the Gamepad and upload them online. If that game becomes...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By minervyx
Phantom Hourglass: critical acclaim vs. fan disapproval

According to Metacritic Phantom Hourglass got a ~90/100 from most critics and of 57 reviews, 56 were positive and only 1 was mixed. This was in 2007. Today, however, the reaction of Zelda fans to...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,200
Posted By minervyx
What should have been done was: regular overworld...

What should have been done was: regular overworld based off of ALTTP ; dark overworld totally different.
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 561
Posted By minervyx
No, it wasn't. There was a barren empty hyrule...

No, it wasn't. There was a barren empty hyrule field which served as a main hub. In it, there were five routes you could do. The kokiri forest, the fire area, the water area, the desert area and...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 561
Posted By minervyx
I agree. I think with everything that happened...

I agree. I think with everything that happened in the 7th gen, people were more open to change. Juxtapose all of the realistic gritty graphics shooter games full of dull browns that aged horribly...
Forum: General Zelda 08-28-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By minervyx
Ah, the big marketing hype campaign around TP. ...

Ah, the big marketing hype campaign around TP.

As a fan of card games, I would love to own those.
Forum: General Zelda 08-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By minervyx
You're missing: II: Adventure of Link Oracle...

You're missing:
II: Adventure of Link
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
Phantom Hourglass
Spirit Tracks
A Link Between Worlds
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 750
Posted By minervyx
But why not an item you could actually use?!!?

But why not an item you could actually use?!!?
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 561
Posted By minervyx
I think Wind Waker represented what Zelda is more...

I think Wind Waker represented what Zelda is more than Ocarina of Time did.

Wind Waker had an open interconnected world like the original Zelda, whereas Ocarina of Time had a linear segmented...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-28-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By minervyx
I'd say A Link Between Worlds is a better game...

I'd say A Link Between Worlds is a better game overall.

I guess it depends whether you want a 2D or 3D experience, and if you've played OOT before or not, but go with ALBW overall.
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-28-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 561
Posted By minervyx
The HD remake was a big improvement, but the...

The HD remake was a big improvement, but the opinion shift was moreso appreciation for the original.

The controversy of the original Wind Waker happened because players were teased with a...
Forum: Future Zelda 08-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 968
Posted By minervyx
The majority of Zelda games consider them...

The majority of Zelda games consider them puzzles, though. I can understand that being a cool new thing in the first few Zelda games, but they repeated them so many times in the series.

Also,...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-27-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By minervyx
No, the story wasn't good. Granted, it's better...

No, the story wasn't good. Granted, it's better than half of the Zelda games (which isn't saying much), but for an origin story, you'd expect more.

Not Very Original

Still follows the basic...
Forum: Handheld Zelda 08-27-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 750
Posted By minervyx
Agree. Cloudtops could have been a cool dungeon,...

Agree. Cloudtops could have been a cool dungeon, like the royal spirit graveyard. But I think they were rushed for time so they had to scrap something together.



But getting an artifact is...
Forum: General Gaming 08-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,010
Posted By minervyx
@Raikoh: I'll co-sign on Otogi. It looks really...

@Raikoh: I'll co-sign on Otogi. It looks really good. Too bad I don't have an Xbox... I hope they re-release it for the PC or something someday.

I think Baten Kaitos Origins is an underrated...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,226
Posted By minervyx
With faster sailing in the HD version, Wind...

With faster sailing in the HD version, Wind Waker's ocean size became less of a problem.

The problem with having islands be more than 10% of the land mass is that it would break your immersion. ...
Forum: Gamecube, Wii and Wii U Zelda 08-27-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By minervyx
What ruined Skyward Sword for me. 1. Excessive...

What ruined Skyward Sword for me.
1. Excessive backtracking
2. No warping
3. Protracted fetch quests every hour
4. A mediocre story with forgettable characters
5. Too many unsolicited tutorials....
Forum: Future Zelda 08-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 968
Posted By minervyx
Some requests: 1. Keep standard puzzles to a...

Some requests:

1. Keep standard puzzles to a minimum. Aka, light two torches makes a treasure chest appear. Simplistic block pushing puzzles. Or, kill all the enemies in a room to make a key...
Forum: NES/SNES/N64 Zelda 08-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By minervyx
I respectfully disagree. The Zelda series is...

I respectfully disagree.

The Zelda series is already at 17 games. It has a solid foundation. It now needs to focus on quality control. Aka, there is no need to release more than 2 Zelda games...
Forum: NES/SNES/N64 Zelda 08-25-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By minervyx
I'm an agnostic. I'm not personally offended by...

I'm an agnostic. I'm not personally offended by the use of religious symbols in Zelda game.

But Nintendo's current policy on religion is to avoid any references to real-life religions. And, with...
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