Question Corner #7 – 5/23/2016

Question Corner #7 – 5/23/2016

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here! Getting ready for Momocon, but I have gotten quite a few questions since my last post, so before I leave for a week, I figured I would get another one of these posted before I head out.

As usual, make sure you continue to follow the guidelines for these questions if you would like to submit a question yourself. Don’t ask anything too personal or anything inappropriate, and try to avoid asking very simple questions like “Have you played this game?” or “What do you think of this game?” because those will generally lead to very short and uninteresting answers. If you would like to submit a question yourself, go to the Contact page.

Q: “Who would be your dream date, regardless of occupation, fame, religion, race, etc?”
A: I’m honestly not extremely picky when it comes to that kind of stuff, as long as it is someone who can make me smile, laugh and accept me for who I am. Do certain qualities resonate with me better than others? Sure, I’m not saying I don’t have a type, but I’m not going to limit myself to those qualities if there is someone who I find I care deeply for. They don’t even have to be a gamer, although it would be nice to play a game or two of Mario Party every now and then! But I think it is important that we share a lot of the same hobbies and interests, and even if we don’t as long as we can at least talk about them together and encourage each other in exploring our own passions further. I know that doesn’t really answer the question of a “dream date” and is more about “finding your perfect partner,” but again, it’s not something I put a whole lot of thought into. I’m not just going to date someone because she’s popular for being on some tv show. I’d be more interested in their personal endeavors outside of that, if that makes sense.

Q: “What are your opinion of the Dorkly video game animation shorts?”
A: I think they are fine. Some of them are funny while others have….incredibly obvious humor that you can see from a mile away. It’s not something I will keep up with, but if I see one that interests me out of the corner of my eye, I’ll probably check it out.

Q: “Would you like to see a second Donkey Kong 64 game?”
A: Yeah, I think DK should give the 3D platforming realm another go. I honestly do really love Donkey Kong 64, even though it does go a little far on collectibles and is kind of slow-paced compared to other 3D platformers of its time (Banjo Kazooie and Super Mario 64). But the game itself is still extremely solid and is a game I go back to every now and then for a good gold-banana hunting time!

Q: “What is your favorite breed of dog?”
A: I’ve always been fond of german shepherds and labs. Lately though, I’ve been unable to get over how freaking cute huskies are (thanks to PokemonCheese and WolfofStorms for that constant reminder).

Q: “What kind of car do you own?”
A: I own a 2000s (don’t know the exact year) Buick Century. It’s a really comfortable car and I enjoy driving it. I just wish my right windshield wiper would stop screwing up…..

Q: “If you were given a chance to partner up with a larger Youtuber, who would you choose and why?”
A: It would actually be really cool to partner up with Chuggaaconroy sometime. Regardless of our past, I have so much respect for the work he does on Youtube and given the right game and circumstance, I think it would be a fun time. I would also love to partner up with somecallmejohnny as well because not only is he my favorite Youtuber, I just have a lot of respect for him as a reviewer and I have so much fun watching his videos (and any video he is included in).

Q: “What do you think of Youtube’s big announcement in regards to Content ID claims?”
A: I think it is a very good start, but the endgame could still use some improvements. The system has been definitely broken for years, largely due to the fact that it’s an automated system, and despite the fact that I’m aware that it is quite a lot to ask of Youtube to manage all of these claims individually, there are just some things you can’t leave in the hands of automation, and this is one of them. I’m very much in favor of the belief that Let’s Plays fall under the category of Fair Use, especially considering how personal a game experience can be, so no matter how many times you watch a video or a project, it’s never going to replace the experience of playing the game yourself, so companies like Nintnedo shouldn’t be able to copyright that experience. However, the fact is that they can, and the way the system is now, using the very sound logic of fair use won’t ever work because these companies know they can very easily use the automated system to enforce their wants. It is nice that you can still receive full monetary compensation while disputing a claim, but my worry now is that Nintendo (or other companies) will start counter disputing immediately so this process becomes pointless. So it’s a temporary solution for the automated system, but it doesn’t fix the problem of the system being automated, if that makes sense.

Q: “Which LP is your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?”
A: I don’t think any of my projects are failures necessarily. It all comes down to perspective really, and while there are projects I didn’t really care for, looking back, we all have to start somewhere, and as you said, you can easily learn from your mistakes, ultimately making you better at it in the long run. I think one of my biggest flub-ups was my first playthrough of Kirby’s Dream Land 3, where I played through the game blind, recorded it blind, but then did post-commentary over the blind footage. I don’t feel like that’s a great thing to do, because one of the biggest reasons why people watch blind playthroughs are the initial reactions to certain things in the game. And because I was doing commentary over the footage, I had to fake my reactions to certain things which just made the instances awkward. I’m very glad I redid that game at a future date and time because I think the redone playthrough was so much better. If I had to go with projects that were ultimately failures, leading to me not to finish them or go along with them further, I’d probably have to go with Terraria when I tried to do a Let’s Play of that game. Two episodes in, and I was already regretting the idea because I was taking on too much for a game that requires constant attention, and a game I play in very specific, random instances of time, where I play for like 3 days and don’t want to play it anymore.

Q: “What is your opinion of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon in comparison to the first game?”
A: I think Dark Moon was honestly a very good game, but it definitely lacks something in comparison to the first game and I don’t necessarily know what. For starters, I think the Gamecube controller was the best controller to complement the gameplay style of the first Luigi’s Mansion and while I wouldn’t say the 3DS controls are bad (they aren’t), but sometimes, even the smallest change in control and design can make you yearn for the earlier days. But alas…I thought Dark Moon had some really great ideas that worked for the type of game it was. I just wish it had a larger impression on me, because it did lack in that area.

Q: “Do you wish you had siblings?”
A: I do, yes. While there are definitely perks to being an only child, I was definitely lonely a lot when I was kid, being very dependent on friends coming over for my social interaction.

Q: “Why no SlimKirby Sings videos anymore?”
A: I have not cancelled SlimKirby Sings….I just have not had any good ideas for songs lately. As soon as I come up with something that I feel is good enough, I’ll post one.

Q: “What are your favorite and least favorite portrait ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion?”
A: Favorite ghost is Slim Bankshot because of the name. I also like Vincent Van Gore and and Uncle Grimmly. Least favorite portait ghosts are probably Sir Weston and Jarvis.

Q: “What do you enjoy about Golf?”
A: There are three things I enjoy about golf. For one, I enjoy the peace and quiet because it allows me time alone with my thoughts without any interruptions. Two, I enjoy the mind game aspect of Golf, about how you have to analyze your shot, pick the right club and judge the terrain around you. Three, I like it because it’s a sport that anyone can pick up and play very easily.

Q: “What are your thoughts on newest Fire Emblem games (Awakening and Fates)?”
A: I think they are very solid titles. Awakening was a really good game and it kind of put Fire Emblem back on the map again. Plus, I really enjoyed the way they handled supports and integrated them even more into the game. Fates was all right. Definitely far from a bad game, but it definitely made some interesting choices and introduced some very bizarre (but not in a bad way) mechanics.

Q: “Who are your non-Let’s Player inspirations?”
A: Since he is more of a reviewer than a Let’s Player, can I still say somecallmejohnny? Haha, nah, I’ll try to stick to non-Youtuber answers for this one. Two of my inspirations, who have both passed away very recently, are Satoru Iwata and David Bowie. The former has worked on some of the most amazing video games of all time, and the latter has given me so much music I listen to on a regular basis. As for an alive inspiration, I also draw a lot of inspiration from my mom who is such a hard worker and has given me all that I ever needed to succeed in being the type of person I want to be!

Q: “What’s the loveliest thing you’ve done for your parents wedding anniversary?”
A: I don’t think I’ve done anything for them for their anniversary, as I feel that is mostly their day to spend how they desire and is not really something I should have an impact on. I suppose you could say my greatest gift to them is the gift that keeps on giving, by showing them that their son turned out all right as I try to continue to succeed in my endeavors through life. I do feel my successes are a reflection of the parental enforcement they’ve given me, after all.

Q: “Is there any Nintendo series you haven’t played?”
A: I have not played any of the Chibi Robo games, Custom Robo, or any of those other one-off Nintendo titles that are usually Japan Only.

Q: “What’s your take on DS and GBA games on the Wii U eshop instead of Gamecube games?”
A: While I do like the inclusion of DS and GBA games on the Wii U, I think it is kind of ridiculous that Gamecube is not supported in any way, shape or form. It’s like the only console not supported and I don’t think there is any logical reason for why it isn’t. Given, I don’t work on the hardware, so I can’t know for sure, but I’m sure they’d be able to find some sort of workaround by this point.

Q: “What do you think about the difficulty of some of the Hyrule Warriors Adventure Mode maps?”
A: I think it’s kind of dumb that some enemies hit as hard as they do. Seriously, some enemies hit, and then an entire row of your hearts are gone and I think that’s stupid. It’s fine for those “Devastating Attack” missions, where everything dies in one hit, but doing normal battles in that fashion is really annoying and often leads to SEVERAL restarts. I’m not a fan of that….

Q: “What is your opinion of what Nintendo plans to do at E3 this year?”
A: I think it’s incredibly dumb and it shows that Nintendo has lost touch with what their consumers want. Consumers want to see more games, they want to see what this NX is all about, and they want an actual press conference, but from the sounds of it, they aren’t delivering on any of those promises. It’s great they are showing off the new Zelda, but I do not think Zelda will solve all of their current problems. Nintendo customers are scared because they don’t know what to expect now, after already being concerned about the Wii U’s poor performance in the last year, and they aren’t giving them any confidence that everything will be ok. They really need to re-evaluate what they are doing and get in touch with what their consumers want, otherwise, they will be losing a lot of support.

That’s 20 questions, but, I’ll answer one more because it’s related to the last question and it’s a question that has been bugging me lately.

Q: “What are your thoughts on the new Zelda being delayed AGAIN? Also, talk about why this is an insult to all Zelda fans everywhere”
A: It’s not. Do your research. Nearly all console Zelda games are delayed at some point and are usually delayed for good reason. All Zelda titles are of pretty high quality caliber, even games that I’m personally not the biggest fans of (Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are not some of my favorites, but that’s mostly personal preference. They are still solid games in their own right), and that’s because they don’t release the game the first chance they get. They wait until they have a high quality game on their hands, THEN they release it. That’s the way it has been since Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword……PRETTY MUCH EVERY ZELDA GAME! It was not surprising at all to see a delay for Zelda U, much like how it’s not surprising to see animals at a petting zoo. Case closed!

Yeah, I posted that last one because I was getting tired of seeing people complain about the game being delayed when it’s not that uncommon at all for a Zelda game to be delayed, and people should know this by now that it is usually for the best. Anyway, that will be it for the questions this time around. Don’t expect the next issue to be up right away, especially since I will be on vacation for the next week, but also to give me some time to get back into the swing of things with all of my projects and Let’s Plays. I hope you enjoyed my answers though and I’ll see you next time!

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