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JeanLuc_Vaycard

41. Posted:

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I don't know about anyone else, but I find WiiWare still quite expensive. I only buy games that receive great overall/aggregate scores (normally 80+ on Metacritic). I only own five WiiWare games, but they happen to be the ones which the critics said were great, and hence I have no regrets when it comes to buying games. This goes for my other consoles, too.

I don't agree at all. I think there are about 20 other titles I have downloaded and feel they are well worth the money if not more. I think many people are too afraid to take a risk. To me its the same as people who only own two or three Wii games and complain that nothing good is out. I have been burned a few times, but I have way more positive experiences than good.

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Secret of Mana...Dang...I was expecting so much from this game, but the whole concept of it isn't very appealing. You have to PAUSE to cast magic! What kind of multiplayer does THAT make for? Shame, I was really looking forward to enjoying some multiplayer too...

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43. Posted:

SKTTR wrote:

I spent 6700 points on Darklord with all it's DLC. It was the greatest burn of money ever.
The price is totally not acceptable and I should have skipped the game altogether.
I could have downloaded 13 NES or 6 N64 games instead.

This is why I don't like DLC. It seems like it's used mostly to inflate the costs of DL games that would have been budget disk releases otherwise and to allow devs to release games broken with bugs and fewer levels, since they know they can just patch them later and add more content for more money. It's pretty ridiculous on the HD twins, and at least for playstation, it doesn't make sense at all to buy a well reviewed game at launch, because the GOTY edition next year will have all the DLC for free, so you can actually get the full game. It's sad to see WW falling victim to this too. DLC seems like a good idea (for example, to fix a few bugs that slipped through rigorous play testing), but it seems it's mostly used to just screw over customers.

WW could also use some discounts/sales for DLC packages/Episodic games if you buy them all. You can get all 5 episodes of Strong Bad for $30 if you get them all at once on PC. On the Wii, there's no such deal, and it's $50 if you buy them all separately or together. A "get the game with all the DLC included" package for Square's games would be nice too, given that right now it costs MORE than a full priced new retail release.

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44. Posted:

I'm not against DLC, provided it's handled well. DLC shouldn't just be extra costumes for characters (unless the costumes play a substantial role in the game, of course). But if I really like a game, I would like to have the options to buy more maps, more characters etc etc.

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irken004

45. Posted:

MM9 had decent DLC

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46. Posted:

Out 7 wiiware games that i didnt get for free, I wish i had not bought my pokemon ranch (not sure what i was thinking), water warfare (Booooring) and some iffy ones are lost winds (confuzzling and kind of boring) and toki tori (not that interesting)
But I loooove MM9 and tomena sanner and excitebikes is pretty fun too!

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47. Posted:

@Tsuchinoko
I didn't buy Reel Fishing, it was gifted to me. I've honestly never been fishing in my life (and I live in the south near a lot of streams and the Arkansas river). I tried the game for a few minutes, but if real (with an A) fishing is as boring as Reel (with an E) Fishing I'm glad I never wasted my time.

As for DLC, I hate it. We have entered a time where developers give us half a game for full price and then nickel and dime us to play the rest of it. There are a few I can almost see that it makes sense, such as Space Invaders Get Even where it costs a total of 20 bucks to get the full game (even though I'd be more tempted just to buy it at 19.99 or even 29.99 on disc) but seeing that My Life as a Darklord costs so much just for the base game it's crazy to charge so much for all the extra stuff to get the full game. I'm sorry, but if you can't get the base game and all of the extra content for one points card, there's something wrong.

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48. Posted:

Since I've only bought 6 games I've had little opportunity to regret a WW purchase.

The only one I'd regret would be World of Goo, simply because it's not really my type of game, but more so because I could've done much better with the 1500 points. I'll definitely admit it's a great game, and I did get a few hours of enjoyment out of it (with more to come at distant time), I'm just not too keen on puzzle games.

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49. Posted:

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Gyrostarr. Ugh.

I liked that game. The motions controls sucked, but switching it to the D-pad made it fairly decent. Reminds me of the freeware game Torus Trooper

IMO, Gyrostarr wasn't bad, it was just monotonous and overly drawn out. It did get better as you go it, but it could've stood to take out the first 15 stages all together, and some varity with the backrounds would've been appreciated.

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I have: world of goo, contra rebirth, lost winds 2, swords and soldiers and bomberman blast...and i´m happy in general..but bomberman is only multiplayer fun...and the online service does not fully entertain in my opinion. Bomberman ´d be my regret ´cause you need friend with you in the house and with work is hard to get one day per month. for wii.

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Secret of Mana...Dang...I was expecting so much from this game, but the whole concept of it isn't very appealing. You have to PAUSE to cast magic! What kind of multiplayer does THAT make for? Shame, I was really looking forward to enjoying some multiplayer too...

That's too bad. I'm sorry you didn't like it. It's one my favorite games ever. I loved the engaging story and I thought that the battle system was very fun.

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52. Posted:

Sexy Poker.... lol jk I didn't buy it :p

Anyways I regret buying harvest moon from the vc :P

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53. Posted:

Whoops, didn't realize this was in the WiiWare forum. Well in that case, My Pokemon Ranch. More like a glorified screensaver than anything. It was kind of cool to see Mii renditions of your pokemon, and the DS connectivity was nice, but I lost interest after a week.

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54. Posted:

eduardo the samurai toaster - OMG that game was pure garbage! i liked the art/concept, but can they AT LEAST give me some variations on the enemies? and the sound effects blew chunks! every hit, every KO was the same dull thud!

alien crush - 3 stages? thats it? and i have to pay for speacial ball power ups?! OMG that has to be the biggest reach for dlc that ive ever seen!

evasive space - this game requires you to be absolutely PERFECT. u mess up once in a stage, its over. i cant take that kinda garbage.

FFCC:MLAAD - an ok game, but i cannot take that the most important spells (cure, for example) are required to be downloaded? WTF?!?!?!?!?!? absolute nightmare.

FF4: after years - i never played the original #4, but that doesnt take away from the fact that they give you THE lamest storyline in the entire lineup! you get 2 takes on the plot, one with a dragoon that can literally take out any foe in 1 hit (yeah, thats fun for the ENTIRE game) as well as a cleric with a dude that has no spells, no techs, NOTHING other than atk and items. COME ON! i just spent $10 on the lamest plot ive EVER encountered in a game! and u have to pay, like, $3-4 on each dlc pack, and theres like 10!!! no way im ever d/ling any of them.

phoenix wright - i wasnt expecting a port, but i guess that alone is fine with me, but why in hades cant they make its aspect ratio fit the screen?! COME ON! and the animations are something id expect to see... uh.. NEVER! and for $10?! that was a fluckin joke!

reel fishing - only one area to fish and, like, 5 or 6 species to catch with controls that hardly can be considered real... i mean "reel"? its near impossible to cast out your line. ive lost several levels because of that raunch aspect alone!

you, me, and the cubes - ive played about half of the 30 or so areas and it seems like each and every on is the exact same as the last! how in hades can they get away with the same frickin level over and over again? WHY would they do it like that?! i would demand my money back, but i know i would never get it...

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55. Posted:

Shootanto.

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I don't get all this grief over My Life as a Darklord over the DLC. I played through the whole thing without downloading a thing and was never disrupted by any of the DLC when playing. I wouldn't say I'm any good at tower defense games at all in fact this was pretty much the first one I ever played. So I would go so far as to say that you have to be either a little naive a incompetent if you had to purchase extras help in this game. The DLC simply wasn't needed to beat the game and was just there in the background in case you were curious or a completionist or something.

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57. Posted:

Excitebike: World Rally - I've only had it for about a week, but I can already tell that I'm not getting my tenner's worth out of it. Predictably good fun, but slight.

LostWinds - Unlike many, I thought this was bland rubbish. I'm all about 2D platformers, but this wasn't very interesting.

Max and the Magic Marker - Same as above! Frustrating and unintuitive.

Pit Crew Panic! - Just 500 points, but it's awfully limited. I got about an hour in before I'd knackered it. Not too bad, but think where else that 500 points could have went!

Pop - My main regret. 700 points for this mince! Virtually no depth, physically uncomfortable to play (my wrists hurt thinking about it) and not addictive in the slightest. For me, it wore thin in about nineteen seconds. Dreadful value for points.

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58. Posted:

Luigi-La-Bouncy wrote:

I don't get all this grief over My Life as a Darklord over the DLC. I played through the whole thing without downloading a thing and was never disrupted by any of the DLC when playing. I wouldn't say I'm any good at tower defense games at all in fact this was pretty much the first one I ever played. So I would go so far as to say that you have to be either a little naive a incompetent if you had to purchase extras help in this game. The DLC simply wasn't needed to beat the game and was just there in the background in case you were curious or a completionist or something.

You got it!

I'm a completionist.

In Darklord without DLC you only get approx. 10% items, 30% monsters, 70% stages at for 1000pts, which is an ok-ish deal..
The other 90% items, 70% monsters and 30% stages you have to pay 5700pts for.

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Moco_Loco

59. Posted:

I don't have any specific WiiWare regrets, but one thing I have noticed in my play habits is that I'll mostly play these games when I have a few extra minutes after playing a disc-based game. Starting to wonder if I shouldn't get a DSi, as handheld seems like a more ideal platform for a lot of these shorter games. I've been encouraged by some of the recent DSiWare games that have come out.

On the other hand, I really appreciate games that take advantage of the Wii remote to create something unique, like NyxQuest--which is a lot more challenging than I thought it would be from playing the demo! Not NES hard or anything, but some areas definitely take some practice.

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60. Posted:

I was disappointed in Gradius Rebirth, but other than that, I've been happy with all of my Wiiware games.

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