Glen-i

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About Glen-i

  • Rank
    Kecleons Hate Shorts
  • Birthday 01/15/90

Personal Information

  • Real Name
    I'll give you 3 guesses...
  • Location
    London
  • Interests
    Drawing

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  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    3DS, WiiU, Switch
  • Favourite Game?
    Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Groudon
  • Gender
    Male

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  • Switch Friend Code
    3034-9087-7910
  • 3DS Friend Code
    485464273736
  • Nintendo Network ID
    Glen-i

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  1. The Jimquisition Thread

    Speaking of inevitable Jimquisitions, some US senators have written a letter urging Blizzard to reconsider their stance on that protestor they banned from competitive gaming events. You know you eff'd up when you have US politicians from both Democrats and Republicans writing to you.
  2. There's no denying that the Dragon Ball anime is much more edgy and action packed than Dragon Quest is (Well, at least from Z onward, let's face it, that was the one that made it popular over in the west) Toriyama's designs lend themselves really well to 2D animations, so a lot of the audience can look past any goofiness that happens because it provides a nice contrast to the action scenes. Dragon Quest is like, 80% silliness and puns. Also, Dragon Ball is not a video game series (No matter how much Smash fans asking for Goku would tell you otherwise), so while there may be some overlap in the audience, it's not just gamers who like Dragon Ball, but I can guarantee pretty much every fan of Dragon Quest is a gamer.
  3. I guess it wouldn't just be the cartoony graphics, but the actual monster designs themselves. When your evil, threatening monsters look something like this... ...and have punny names like the above "Night Clubber", it can be hard to sell to people who want their RPG's more serious. The sad truth is that the majority of older gamers want their games to be as realistic and serious as possible. Anything that really shows its Japanese silliness are bound to be hurt by it in the sales department once it gets released over here. Of course, that brings us to Pokémon, which is cartoony and turn-based. Against all odds, it still sells gangbusters. I can never pinpoint why, because I like silly, goofy, turn-based RPG's so I'm clearly in the minority. (Who's looking forward to Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore? I sure am!) But if I had to guess, a big part of the appeal is how much the Pokémon themselves become a personal aspect of the game. It sounds melodramatic, but people get really attached to their favourite Pokémon. Probably because most people play their first Pokémon game during their childhood, and let's face it, when you're a kid, you're bound to find one Pokémon that you'd wish you had as a pet. Nicknaming them, customising their moveset to how you like and so on helps to make your random Sandile feel like your own special Sandile. And the sheer marketability of Pokémon certainly helps. I can tell you that I definitely did not just buy a Greninja plushie when I went to the London Pokémon Centre preview event yesterday. Other RPG's just don't have that going for them, and if they try to go for the monster-collecting aspect... well, just look at Digimon. That's actually one of the more successful Pokémon style RPG's and it's still leagues below Pikachu and pals. (BTW, I just want to point out how much I love the monster design Toriyama pulls off in Dragon Quest, they are almost consistently more interesting than his human characters)
  4. OK, fine. Fair point. Then I have no clue why Dragon Quest struggles so much.
  5. Turn based RPG's that aren't Pokémon are just not mainstream enough to break into that market in a successful way. Which is a massive shame. But yeah, cartoony graphics certainly did not help in that regard as well. Which is stupid, beause it's a gorgeous game, even on Switch.
  6. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (24th July)

    Typical gamer outrage about a game having less blatant fanservice and swimsuits. I've already made my views clear.
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Just a heads up that I'll have to finish at 11.
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Wow! What an amazing match! @S.C.G That couldn't be any closer. It was so amazing it broke the game!
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Room's open now.
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Done, shall I wait until 4 people are in the room before choosing it?
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    I should be able to partake in post MK Smash tonight at 9:15pm. Not a guarantee I'll be ready in time, so it might be a bit later. Stamina was last week, so it'll be time this week.
  12. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Oh right, yeah, almost forgot. I'm busy today, so @BowserBasher, if you could get the results of each GP (and all 4 battle mode matches) for me please. Best take a snapshot of each race as well, in case of disconnection. Have fun.
  13. Nope, I like Pokémon too much. Let's GO is no doubt the reason Sword/Shield has a forced EXP Share, and the even lower diffculty that will come about from it will no doubt affect my enjoyment of Sword/Shield. So in other words, I'll stop complaining about it when it stops having an impact on Pokémon games I play.
  14. Until someone is able to prove that I have Let's GO on my Switch play history. As of now, you can't, because I don't.
  15. I have no idea if it's tradable. Don't see why not. Tell you what, I'll cut you a deal. @Dcubed has an unopened physical copy of Let's GO Pikachu. I'll be open to sullying my Switch Play History to start a save file and get one for you if it can be traded. In return, if anyone tries to pull the "But Glen, I thought you hated Let's GO, why is it on your play history?" argument, you have to respond to my eventual mention and explain why that is. Deal?