Featured Comments #5

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I’m a little late due to getting sick this week, as well as being overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I needed to get done. Needless to say, I didn’t forget about you guys and I’m here to respond to your great comments! (From January 31st to February 6th, Japan time).



Thanks for pointing this out Ian. This was also conducted before Corrin’s announcement. Very interesting!


Looking back on the older Smash comments is really fun because you realize how little the Smash fanbase is. The only difference is the size.


Tell Sakurai we would love to interview him!


It’s unknown if Wolf was worked on or not. Sakurai simply hasn’t mentioned anything about him and Snake =/.

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It might be the ownership of Bayonetta 2 in particular.


Thanks for the PSA. It’s a shame how small the original Wii U HD (non-premium) is. It’s a big oversight by Nintendo.


Yeah…I was quite shocked when Gex topped our fan poll. If there’s a hidden Gex fan support group please let us know!


I can see both sides. Personally, I’m not a fan of the whole “skinship” mode in Fire Emblem: Fates. I’ve seen a lot of a comparisons to Pokemon, but in FE: Fates, it’s human characters….it’s very different. Machoke doesn’t tell me that it loves me after I rub him down.


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  1. “I’ve seen a lot of a comparisons to Pokemon, but in FE: Fates, it’s human characters….it’s very different. Machoke doesn’t tell me that it loves me after I rub him down.”


    On the other hand, Xenoblade Chronicles lets me send characters into battle in their underpants, but that doesn’t mean it speaks to their identity.

  2. It is surprising and unexpected someone would bring up Gex. It’d be surprising if there were still Gex fans out there.

    Were there any other characters from the dead franchises voted for the all-star poll?

  3. Is it just me, or are the links to the original articles not working?

    Back to this article, this last comment is an interesting one to me. I don’t know much about the whole petting thing in Fates since I’ve tried to keep myself away from anything that could potentially be a spoiler, but it was to my understanding that it was an optional thing. If you were forced to do that to advance your relationship with a character, then I could see that analogy working, but it sounds to me like the juices from the sardines haven’t spilled yet.

    Speaking of analogies, I’ve noticed that Sakurai really likes to make those. I recall specifically the one where he compared the base game of Smash as a 5-star dinner, and clone characters were free dessert. I think there was also one where he compared developing Smash to building a house and having people complain about one specific painting in one room of that house. I wonder if we could get some sort of compilation of all these analogies he makes? For some reason, I find them interesting.

    1. You are right about it being optional, though my problem with it is knowing that any character is will do it at anytime if told to. (Let me explain. XD)

      I feel like this feature limits the potential diversity and complexity of character’s personalities. Even without complex personalities, I can’t truly feel like Fates can have a serious & silent warrior, extremely timid person, or a normal down to earth character; when I know they will all put their personalities on hold if I ask to pet them. I mean the atmosphere of Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword would feel quite different if it had a feature like this. (Which is probably why I am rather disappointed by the change of direction in the series, I love the atmosphere and tone that the GBA and Gamecube games had.)

      Well, hopefully my thoughts are a bit more clear. XD (It’s quite hard to find the right words sometimes.)

      (On a side note, a compilation of Sakurai’s analogies sounds fantastic.)

      1. Alright, I think I understand what you’re saying now. Thanks for clearing that up, and I can agree with you that just having the option can undermine some character traits. To be honest, I didn’t even know about the swimsuit thing until recently, and at first I thought it was just something for a bonus chapter like one of the DLC chapters in Awakening. The idea that you could willingly face whatever villain/monster that could show up as the final boss wearing less armor (or rather, none at all) is just silly to me. I guess the closest thing I could compare it to would be the Bravo Bikini outfit for Edea in Bravely Default. You don’t have to wear it by any means, and her personality normally wouldn’t make her wear something like that unless she had to (and she does at one point, but I’m getting off-track). I just pretended like I never got the thing and moved on, because using it would really break immersion in the game. With that comparison on mind, I can completely see where you’re coming from.

  4. Wow, I never thought I would get a featured comment, thanks!
    Haha, I really need to drop my habit of pressing enter after every sentence or certain commas. XD

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