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Nintendo Download: Art, Cards and Crystals Have Gamers Seeing Spots (US)

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Mostly a catch up week for North America!

Nintendo of America is playing catch up this week with the release of three titles that have already been released in Europe.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (WiiWare - 1000 Points) was just recently released in Europe and you can check out our review of the game to find out what we thought about it. It's the sequel to My Life as a King, but only in name - This time you don't play as the good guys but rather as the bad guys, and you're not building cities but defending your evil tower from invading heroes!

5 Spots Party (WiiWare - 500 Points) is another recent European release and although it's not going to set the world on fire, we still felt like it might be worth it for fans of this type of game in our review. As you might be able to guess it's a simple spot the difference game - You're presented with two seemingly identical pictures and will have to spot 5 subtle differences between them.

Art Style: ZENGAGE (DSiWare - 500 Points) is secretly the same game as Art Style: NEMREM which was released in Europe a while back. It's one of the more simple Art Style games - You're presented with a grid with tiles, which have to be slid around in order to get them in the required positions. You can check out our review of the game here to find out what we thought of it.

Last but not least, we do have one new title this week in Battle Poker (WiiWare - 800 Points) from Left Field Productions. I guess you can't have too many video poker games, now can you? I guess it's okay to kill each other in battle, as long as you don't show any boobies. As always we'll have a review of the game up over the next few days.

I guess it goes without saying that we're not getting any Virtual Console love this week. This is getting a bit old.

Here's this week's press release:

Looking for a big name to bolster your downloading agenda this week? We've got two words for you: FINAL FANTASY®. The latest additions to the ever-growing WiiWare™ game library include the new FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklord™, plus a fast-paced poker title and a brain-teasing party game that everyone in the household can enjoy. Also this week, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service welcomes a slick new installment in the Art Style™ series, mixing extraordinary sounds and visuals to create a captivating puzzle game.


Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Step into the royal shoes of the Darklord's daughter as she installs traps and monsters inside her tower to fight back the endless waves of invading adventurers in this world-conquest RPG. Known as Artifacts, these monsters and traps are your only hope in keeping the adventurers from destroying the Dark Crystal on the top floor. Fly your tower across the land and conquer every stage on your way to dominating the entire world.

Battle Poker
Publisher: Left Field Productions
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Battle Poker is a family-friendly card game with up to four players battling against the clock to make the best five-card hand possible. Battles are played across multiple rounds, and points are scored for each round based on the quality of the hand. Each player uses a Wii Remote™ controller to point and click on a standard deck of cards on the screen. The first click flips the card over, at which point it can be grabbed by anyone else. You've got to have fast fingers and eyes to grab the cards you need before someone else snatches them.

5 Spots Party
Publisher: Cosmonaut Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Have fun with the entire family and compete in three different play modes. 5 Spots Party is a game of skill for all ages based on the popular game of finding five differences. The goal is to find the greatest number of differences in the pictures shown. In the party modes, you must compete with other players and find as many mistakes as possible. In the 1-Player mode, you must find the differences before time runs out in order to beat the game's highest scores. How far do you think you can go?

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Style: ZENGAGE™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Do you dream of relaxing with a great puzzle game? Art Style: ZENGAGE revolves around sliding cells (squares) to match colors with cores (beads) located on the board. Clear each stage by matching all of the cores and cells. As you progress through the game's 100-plus stages, you'll encounter cells with special characteristics, such as immovability, which further add to the challenge. To truly master ZENGAGE, you must keep your mind sharp and employ careful strategy to complete stages in as few moves as possible. Combining wistful graphics and mesmerizing sound, ZENGAGE creates a surreal world that should be experienced by all puzzle gaming fans.

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Bass_X0 said:

Just download Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Its great, you'll enjoy it. And regarding the lack of VC games today, you got Pulseman last week and Secret Command this week only you got this week's game a week early. This just must be Nintendo's way of keeping things even. An increase in games one week means the next week must have a decrease in games. You are still getting one VC game every week even if this week it doesn't feel like it. I predict much bitching though.



blackknight77 said:

Worst update of the year and no VC game. Nintendo truly will not make a good Virtual Console service. And just to rub it in they included another overpriced poker game.



bboy2970 said:

So there really is no VC today!!!! I must agree with TwilightV, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!



Hardy83 said:

Yeah.... This is pretty lame save Final Fantasy.
Pretty pathetic Nintendo.



Wolfcoyote said:

As Bass XO stated, a bad rollout this week can mean a great lineup next week. It's good too, because I only have 400 Points until Thursday night (payday) anyway. I'll just finish up on some WiiWare titles this week.

Although, Darklord looks like a worthy purchase but this time I'm staying away from the additional content. I went a little too crazy in downloads for MLAAK...



Chunky_Droid said:

Dear god! No VC game! I seriously can't believe that out of the over 300+ games that's on the service, you guys can't find a game that you wanna play.

If you've already gone through all you need to, there's probably not a lot gonna come out that you'll be interested in either.

Seriously, I've downloaded 80 VC games and I still haven't cracked all the ones I want yet.

Oh, and as I said on the forums, I'm guessing 3 hours since the first post we'll get 100 posts, majority complaining about lack of VC.



Bass_X0 said:

Hey, I just thought - you might actually get Super Smash Bros. next week to make up for this week!! Although with the way things are, you might get 3/10 Arcade Altered Beast...



KnucklesSonic8 said:

Battle Poker might turn out like Jungle Speed. I'm more hopeful for it than I was before. It looks different from the normal formula so don't be quick to pass it off.

But yeah, I'm still in a bit of shock about the lack of ANY VC game when there are a couple of games we're still waiting on.

Overall I say the past weeks have been better than this update but that being said, it's great to have FFCC: My Life as a Darklord now.

@Bass X0: Yeah, it's quite possible. I honestly thought we might get it today.



Cheezy said:

So um, not really interested in Darklord, no VC, but the DSiWare is good. I don't know what to make of this week...



blackknight77 said:

Yet Japan gets flooded with new arcade titles like Shinobi and Rolling Thunder. NOA hates the virtual console but loves poker and sudoku



Adam said:

It had to happen eventually, and even though I expected it, I didn't expect it this soon.

At least we got another Art Style, even if it doesn't look as good as the others.

I just don't understand Nintendo. Why hype VC fans with new consoles only to support them on blue moons? And now no VC game at all? Weird.



TwilightV said:

My guess is the lack of VC updates is due to the large amount of DLC in MLAADL.

BTW, Animal Crossing City Folk players get a free model of the Dolphin from Pikmin starting today.

Anyways, this is the FINAL week i'm letting no Monkey Island slide.



Stuffgamer1 said:

No amount of rationalization can make me peacefully accept the lack of ANY VC game today. There's just too much that hasn't been released for this kind of BS! EPIC fail, Nintendo! >:l



Bass_X0 said:

Then they should have released Pulseman last week and Secret Command this week instead of two last week and none this week. Just as a form of damage control from them.



StarDust4Ever said:

Congrats, NOA, you have just reached an all-time low by our first ZERO game week. This is completely unacceptable !!!

Meh on the poker game. This type of thing has been done in the past :/ If I want to see b00bies, I'll just ask my fiance



Sean_Aaron said:

If the poker game has online that could be groovy; otherwise, no.

To make up for no VC release, everyone should just buy 5 Spots Party; the added tics from bottled-up rage over the lack of a VC release will increase the challenge!



i_am_error said:

Still eagerly waiting for "You, Me and the Cubes" as well as Monkey Island. I will probably catch up with previous updates with Ant Nation.



Metang said:


Worst update this year. Save FFCC:MLAADL.

You know why VC doesn't get much love? Because the majority of Nintendo's consumers are morons. They don't buy "old games from obsolete systems." Ninty's consumers are retards who, instead of buying good games like you'd find on VC, simply look for the next new thing. Keep in mind that these are the people who would buy a Mario App over MFC.



pixelman said:

Horrible update. The only thing that keeps it from being abysmal is that Darklord was released.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@Bass X0: No, they should have released two imports last week and one regular game this week, like they did a few months ago with the Hudson import week.



Kevin said:

Worst update ever! No games interest me and no VC game this week? WTF?! The VC is the reason I bought the Wii not for crappy and uninteresting WiiWare games! I hope this week isn't the reason why they decided to give us two games last week. If it was they should of stuck to one game last week and this week instead of pissing us off! The wait for Final Fantasy continues. Nintendo, I'm starting to lose faith in you guys to release quality nintendo download weeks. Give us what we want which is more VC games and not more CrapWare!



Marky_Mark said:

Is it just me, or are a lot of people possibly even more interested in the Virtual Console then Wiiware? I certainly am. The VC was one of the biggest selling point for me to pick up the Wii! I've hade this waiting list since I got my Wii in fall of 2007!! Okay...who do we talk to who will listen to us? Seems like Nintendo isn't.

Double Dragon II, III
SuperSpike V Bal North and South
Final Fantasy II,III (Jap) -import
Blaster Master
RC ProAM / 2

Top Gear 3000
UN Squadron
Knights of the Round
Wing Commander
Star Fox
Final Fantasy V (III US)
King Arthur’s World
Super Famicon Wars (Jap) -import
Super Off road



Megumi said:

Ugh...still nothing...
Why are they doing this to us?

EDIT: lol @ Aenaida. XD



Knux said:

I will be just downloading My Life as a Darklord today.



jhuhn said:

Only the second time this has happened in North America that no Virtual Console games were released this week.
They could have at least tried to release VC Arcade's Altered Beast, or another C64 game, or Crack Down or maybe ESWAT, since they are out in the PAL regions already.



The_Fox said:

Nintendo finally went a week without releasing any VC games. I think we all knew it was a matter of time before it happened. Can't say I'm too surprised, as Nintendo's interest in the VC is waning.



Xkhaoz said:

THIS IS BULL CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO SSB, NO MARIO KART, ARRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! punches nintendo in the face



MrDanger88 said:

They've killed VC without even relesing Yoshi's Island. Nintendo is pretty dead to me this year.



Egg_miester said:

wow one week with no vc games everyone riots i am more then happy with my life as a darklord



KnucklesSonic8 said:

@jhuhn: Well it seems like the first update of every month has a C64 game so it probably wouldn't have been one.

Also, I don't get why everyone's concluding that this sudden occurrence means that Nintendo will not be releasing VC games anymore. that seems very premature.




Dsiware was dissapointing too just an art style game that doesn't look to good come on pop plus solo next weeek!



Rapadash6 said:

Well, next Monday we'll probably get Altered Beast because we haven't yet recieved our VCA title for the month and then the update after that is the first one of the next month so it'll be a C64 game, so no Smash until AT LEAST August 10th... Why does Nintendo insist on screwing North America over on first party titles? Meanwhile Japan will continue getting fatter on VCA titles, plus others, while Europe will probably get Super Mario Kart early next month just before we see Smash. It's just not right.



DDR_Paladin356 said:

Inconceivable! It took me forever to find this update, and then when I find it, I come and find out that there are no VC games. Boo! Epic fail!



blackknight77 said:

I think we'll get Space Invaders before we get Altered Beast. A VC game will be back next week, but it still does not make up for the fact that Nintendo wants to stretch the VC lineup until the year 3000 instead of making a great service that is consumer driven. It's very hard to excited about upcoming classic games when we only get a trickle of games as is. And yes the VC was a selling point for me as well and the first year of the VC was awesome.



theblackdragon said:

@Chibi Link: it may have to do with trademarks... sometimes there's a good chance that someone else has already released a product or owns a company or whatever with the same name within a certain region, and of course Nintendo wants to be sure not to step on any toes and get into legal hot water over it.

@Aenaida: lol that is perfect... i love his expressions



Pastry said:

I'm still hoping that Ninty might still release a VC game today.

I think they did that with Europe once.



JTC-Pingas said:

You have GOT to be kidding me!!!! NO Virtual Console game? OK Now I'm REALLY PISSED OFF!!!



Metang said:

@pie4prez: Quit hoping. They already released everything. They don't release anything until the same time next week.



IAmNotWill said:

Smash must be next week. Why is everyone thinking no more VC games? Nintendo would have said something. But today, Not even Darklord interest me, and how many Poker games do we need?



Objection said:

This isn't the first week without VC. Remember the WW launch? Anyway, I don't care, I lost most of my interest in VC last year. I'll just get my DarkLord to go and be content with that.



ocarinaoftime said:

this is utlery bull crap.......nintendo is cheating there fans......when the wii was first realease it was made for nintedos back catalog and vc was part of it not this wii ware crap........yes ff is probley good but it still does not make up for the lack of vc games ............wii ware gets 2 games a week no m atter what ....... wii ware is nothin but a vc steeler....... its not excetable at all.......i do own 5 wii ware games but if i new crap like this is goin to happen and maybe more crap like this in the future i would have never never never ever got any wii ware games...... i need smacked in the mouth and my but kicked 3 times a day for ever buying any wii ware game.........i own 34 vc games and 5 wii ware games......nintendo should make it fair for both vc and wii ware fans and realase the same amout of games each week........i find it hard to belive that nintendo that started out with vc will end in the future with no vc........I DO NOT EMULATE OR USE ANY ROMS AND NEVER WILL but i can see why now people use roms and emulatrs and hack wiis just to play games......weeks like this is no exception.....wii sales are goin down too and its not just cause of vc either....i wish nintendo would just read the post and realize people want more than one or no vc game a week ...and writhin nintendo is uttlery bull crap too cause all they have is some automated responce email that doesnt even answer half of what u wrote or in other words.......THIS IS A BAD AWFUL UNEXCUSSABLE WEEK NONE EXCEPTED WEEK by nintendo.........



Marky_Mark said:

Anybody remember the gold old days when we were pretty much guaranteed 3 VC titles a week!!?



SSBFan_12 said:

Great download, going to get MLaaDL and Art Style: ZENGAGE and maybe even battle poker but it sucks that we didn't get any new VC games, owell geuss i will just be getting some VC games that I still want to get.



Swiket said:

I had no idea Wii sales were going down, ocarinaoftime. Mind giving me some proof behind that?



ocarinaoftime said:

swiket u can go to and look at the hard ware sales of the wii over a period of time............i dont even like to admit that but when the wii was out saling both ps3 and 360 world wide combined to not out saling both its still out saling the comption in consoles just no out saling both a wii fan and vc fan but i even dont like to admit it......



SwerdMurd said:

YES! A new poker game! Just last night I recall sitting up in bed and going "I wish I had multiple ways to simulate a limited-scope game played with a deck of cars utilizing my multimedia console" Now my wish has been granted! Next week I want a sewing sim and a virtual-coin-toss game.



Stuffgamer1 said:

The latest outrage from Nintendo, brought to us courtesy of KnucklesSonic8, who e-mailed them about this problem and received a response which can be read in full in this thread:

Their automatic e-mail reply to VC quantity complains is over a year old, claiming that we average 10 VC releases per month! Obviously, that hasn't happened in AGES (we didn't even hit 10 in the month with the VCA launch)! It concerns me that the company can't even keep its departments on the same page so that this doesn't happen!



ocarinaoftime said:

stuffgamer me and u are on teh same page about the automated responce ........its the same bull crap responce for a long time now.....we get a total of 4 vc games a month not 10 like nintendo says that is 6 games off......thanks for postin the email reponce from nintendo..............



GN0LAUM said:

I spent $10 on MLAADL so I can't say I really NEED a new VC game to download (though it would have been nice). Truth be told, I'm still catching up on past greats, like Pulseman and LIT.

If you really want to send Nintendo a message, download more VC titles! Vote with your wallets, not your whining. Go back and download Gate of Thunder, or Earthworm Jim or every other VC game you've been "thinking" about downloading but been putting off. Once there's a spike in VC interest, I think that Nintendo will be willing to push more games out.

Also, has anyone else considered that Square released this game under condition that Nintendo not release anything to compete with it? That way MLAADL will look all the more appealling, and Square will get more sales.



ocarinaoftime said:

i for one own 34 vc games and 5 wii ware games........ i wish i never download any of the wii ware games at ths fantsly probly is nice but they are still takein away from vc fans .....wii ware gets 2 games a week no matter what......that is uttlery bull with ur walllet what ever ........we can all download 100 vc games today and do u think nintendo will give us any more vc games.......... NO......square is doing no one a favor here............



Bass_X0 said:

"god knows when Jurassic Park, The Lion King, and Sonic & Knuckles will come to the Virtual Console."

JP and TLK, never - they're licensed games. Want a licensed game, best get the original cart of them.

We Europeans had to put up with a single game over the course of two weeks sometimes. Thats bad.



brooks83 said:

This pretty much confirms what I have been thinking the past few weeks: The VC as we once knew it is dead. Sure, they will continue to release games for it, but I don't think we will ever go back to more than one release a week, other than special occasions. It's clear that Nintendo's focus now is on WiiWare.



Kaeobais said:

1500 points left, and week after week, I never want to spend it on anything. I'm tired of waiting each week for something good, only to be let down by more of the same. There's hundreds of games nintendo could release right now, but they choose to not release ANY. And the wiiware is usually shovelware or average. And the few good games usually never interest me.

Ugh, I give up. The Wii Shop Channel is useless to me now.



Mike1 said:

I have a question. Why is it everytime America gets screwed over, Bass XO is always the first one to post? To keep things even, Bass XO? What the hell does that mean. I know deep down you enjoy it when America gets screwed because you always talk about America's updates have to be even and fair compared to Europe. However, when Europe doesn't get any games, you always say it isn't fair because Europe is always getting screwed and such. You always point out how many games Europe is behind America and such. Why does it bother you so much that America has 8 more games than Europe?

You talk about being even huh? So how about this. Europe has gotten 2 games each week during the Hanabi Festival. Since you talk so much about being even, then after it's over, you guys shouldn't get any games for 4 weeks. That way 8 games in 8 weeks. That's nice and even huh? I bet you wouldn't like that one bit, so don't talk about our update today being nice and even, okay? That post you posted here and at Gamefaqs really pissed me off today. To me it seems like you are rubbing it in, especially since you made a special topic about it on Gamefaqs highlighting that we got no games.



The_Fox said:

I think some members need to calm down a little. I know you're upset, but damn. I was annoyed to see no VC game but over the past several months I've seen the quality in VC games gradually slow to a trickle, so I'm not that shocked. If you're that pissed off, email Nintendo and let them know. It won't do anything, but it'll give you another outlet.



Bass_X0 said:

I'm here most weeks waiting for the moment the games get announced in the U.S. ready to comment on the releases, whether its a good week or a bad week (which this week was). As a European myself I'll obviously be championing my own region in terms of Virtual Console releases.



Mike1 said:

Great do that, but American's don't gloat when you guys get a crappy update, so don't do it for us.



marktheshark said:

@ 86, The Fox

Or how about just call NOA & start cussing loudly at the representive who answered the phone. Won't do anything also, but at least you can vent your rage.

It's quite silly how NOA hasn't released a VC game this week, but has at least 52 games that they can pick from according to the coming soon list.



Bass_X0 said:

Well obviously - America is the larger region and gets more games. Europe is almost always looking in envy at America so its nice to get our small victories when we can.



Ricardo91 said:

@Aenaida. LOL, I had the same expression!

This sucks. I wouldn't mind having no VC games this week if the Wiiware games were decent, but besides Dark Lord, they blow chunks. Oh well, at least DSi owners got another Art Style to enjoy.

And I just remembered, I still have to finish that crapload of VC games I downloaded recently.



Atlantis1982 said:

I guess they didn't get my survey response of Mappy from Nintendo Club; stating that the VC is utterly disappointing already and with the fact they just couldn't come up with one VC game is truly unbelievable.

Truly the saving grace for this week is Darklord which I will get later when I having nothing else to play.



XD375 said:

"Congrats, NOA, you have just reached an all-time low by our first ZERO game week. This is completely unacceptable !!!"

Actually, the week WiiWare came out we got no VC games.



Captain_Jack_Sparrow said:

Actually @ 89, marktheshark...
@ 86, The Fox is DEFINATELY RIGHT btw; except the whole email Nintendo with angry comments part! That's because no ammount of complaining gets you no where; & emailing Nintendo does no one no good... for everyone Nintendo Fan Boy knows that on God's green earth that Nintendo doesn't listen!

And if I was going to ever say anything in the first place; I would've been cursing up a storm! But do you see me doing it anyway... hell no! I'm smarter than that! Plus I've had my moments of being mad all of the time... but like I keep saying. I just don't care anymore!

Nintendo have better have a freaking good reason for not giving us a VC game today; so they're hiding something secret for next Monday! yes I know I'm waiting for SSB64 as much as everyone else, & I keep whinning about it; but maybe Nintendo will releases it on our last Monday; the 27th of July! If it doesn't bring something good; then August will come here shortly anyway!

I know I've been agonizing over this huge long waiting with no SBB64; but I kept myself occupied throughout the these past 2 months playing at least something! I had Punch-Out Wii & Zelda MM to tide me over from May to June; & now I'm playing other Wii games I missed! I got myself a couple of good DBZ & Inuyasha DVD's; which I'm currently watching & enjoying! I even pre-ordered Wii Sports Resort; which I'm looking forward to next week!



Captain_Jack_Sparrow said:

But okay this was going to be my comment in the first place about today's freaking & stinking Nintendo Download:

Yet no ammount of funny & sad quotes I can come up with will ammount to my frustration!

BTW: only good thing was Final Fantasy My Life as DarkLord; but yes I know I was hoping for something better along with it!



fudgenuts said:

This update isn't that bad. We already have over 300 VC games, just have some damn patience.

MLaaD = 8/10
ZENGAGE = 8/10
5 Spots Party = 5/10
Battle Poker = Probably a 7/10

That's better than Karate Phants and a lot of other weeks we've had! STOP COMPLAINING!!!



Slapshot said:

I'm freakin tired of gettin ANOTHER ART STYLE GAME for DSiWare. Really that what DSiWare is there for...just puzzle games....Come On!!!!!



Miyabi273 said:

I am in agreement with something big will happen next week. It's only logical. Sadly for once I'm not interested in a release but next week should be fantastic. Besides even if the WiiWare that we usually get isn't that good and the VC games have a bad release rate... Then thats where I buy an actual Wii game lol. Oh and I am happy maybe only like three people maybe complained about SSB64. That is all.



MarkyVigoroth said:

When I saw the lack of Virtual Console releases today, I thought, "This is Europe in Puerto Rico!" (since Europe gets plenty of WiiWare-only weeks). However, I agree with Bass X0-san; we already got 2 Virtual Console games last time, so we should hold back our complaints this week. (Besides, this is only one week!) If you ask me, though, I think the lack of Virtual Console releases today is related to that "What Nintendo games do you want released in Virtual Console?" article on which we all commented. (Did Nintendo leave Virtual Console alone today in order to straighten things out so that we finally get the games for which we actually asked in that article?)

By the way, the WiiWare launch week should not count as a no-Virtual Console week, since Nintendo wanted to focus on their new service at the time.

As for WiiWare itself, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darkl__d came out today? Now I know what to buy for my birthday this week if I ever get a Nintendo Points card on that day...



blackknight77 said:

At least when Wii Ware began with 6 or 7 titles Nintendo reminded it gamers, in a press release, that the VC would return the following week. We got no such warning today. With every second that passes Japan gets another classic arcade game.



JayArr said:

Zengage an MLAADL are great from what I have played so far. Nice update.

Wait no VC!! (see post #38)



WolfRamHeart said:

I downloaded Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord today and it is a fantastic game! I would highly recommend it!



Twilight_Crow said:

Well, not that bad, but nothing for me this week (MLaaDL ain't my cup of tea), anyway, I have no wiipoints , so I'm Ok, btw no VC game, well that is a bit sad, and certainly sucks for people who bought the Wii just for the VC, but ,do you really need to complain that much?, that doesn't help it y'know.
Whatever, there are still plenty of VC games I'd like to buy when I get some money.



Mike1 said:

90. Bass X0
"Well obviously - America is the larger region and gets more games. Europe is almost always looking in envy at America so its nice to get our small victories when we can."

See what I mean everyone. He always cries that Europe is always getting screwed and loves it when America gets screwed. Real nice guy. I'll make sure I laugh at you when Europe doesn't get a VC game in the upcoming weeks.



brandonbwii said:

@bass XO
No balance is kept because the number of wiiware releases has increased in the last few weeks and has yet to decline. In a way I guess it's nice that VC isn't much of a focus as it gives new games time to shine. Doen't mean I like it though.



Stuffgamer1 said:

It looks to me like Europe has all the good stuff nowadays anyway. We're only JUST about to get Little King's Story, which they've had for months. We STILL don't have Mario Super Picross, Devil World, or NPC: Pikmin 2. Or SSB64, for those who care.

See the problem here? Anybody can find ways to be jealous of the other region, either way. You can't just say "Europe gets crapped on" anymore. Things have changed.



Kenji510 said:

Not a bad update and at least we got another Artstyle game for DSi and thats just me since i like them and FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord came out too... gonna go and download both of these games and try them out!

Hopefully next week Artstyle KuBos comes out and im waiting on that too but for now gonna try the ZENGAGE!



BrazCanaMan said:

Well, I'm commenting on this from my blackberry and I didn't want to read all the posts because it would take forever, but I'm happy that FFCC: MLAADL came out. I get back from my travels next week (I'm hoping cave story comes out next week) and I am going to spend sooooo much cash to catch up for this month in wiiware. As for vc, I don't really care about it since I already have all the old school games I want to play... except Keith Courage in Alpha Zone - TG16, I hope it gets released sometime in the near future.



Lotice-Paladin said:

Isn't this the first time you guys didn't get any VC games? I cannot recall the last time that has happened.

Anyway, let's hope it doesn't repeat itself next week like it did for us not to long ago!

@BassXO: It's quite funny when you think that Europe get little victories over America but we're all in the same boat when it comes to comparing us against Japan.



Bass_X0 said:

Its also funny to think of how we were when we didn't get VC games every week for a while compared to how the Americans are at their first time not getting a VC game. And yeah, neither region can compare against the giant that is Japan but then we can't hope to do so. * sigh *



Mike1 said:

Yeah, I remember the first time Europe didn't get a VC game. The title of the topic was "Epic Fail", and just about every person from Europe complained about it. One guy complained and said that Europe was being treated like a bunch of used condoms. Stop acting like you guys were so much more mature than us when you were not. If anything, you guys were worse.



SKTTR said:

Stop crying. I sing you a lullaby of the games you want.

EU got VC games on a two-week basis for almost a year!
And now that it starts in NA you have to get used to it.



Mike1 said:

Europe wasn't anymore mature about it than we were this week, so don't paint them out to be more mature than us. They complain just as much as people in America. Why should we have to get used to it, when it likely won't continue past this week.



ganondwarf16 said:

I don't honestly think that nintendo would just pull the plug on the vc just after asking what we want for once while still having many titles that have yet to be released that would make a killing and many confirmed releases trust me the vc will stay at least for now



Bass_X0 said:

When we started getting alternating VC / WiiWare weeks, we didn't think it would last long either. Except it lasted a few months. But while America was getting one game a week, we were only getting one game every two weeks sometimes.



Kevin said:

Its true there were no VC games were released when WiiWare launched. That was acceptable but this week's absent VC update isn't!!!



crossmr said:

the level of fanboism here is ridiculous. People tripping all over themselves to justify no VC games this week. As the VC lumbers into obscurity and death it just gets more and more ridiculous. Not counting the thousands of games on C64 there are still a few thousand games from the other systems, being released at a rate of 52 a year..
They must have the worst team ever working on this if they can't secure the publishing rights to 2-3 old games a week that would otherwise never make another penny again.

Just imagine the conversation:
N:Hey you know that old game you guys made like 20 years ago?
C:yeah, what about it?
N:Well we'd like to put it on our service and let you get some money.
C:what would it cost us?
n:nothing there are already unlimited copies of the rom floating around the internet
C:So basically free money?
N:Yeah, all right if we do it?
C: jeeze I dunno..

"However, I agree with Bass X0-san; we already got 2 Virtual Console games last time, so we should hold back our complaints this week. (Besides, this is only one week!)" Yeah sorry, 1 a week isn't acceptable to start with..



astarisborn94 said:

I remember commenting in this thread. Man was I exteremly pissed when Nintendo failed to put up a game on that week.

At least we can forget about it, correct?

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