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Wed 24th April, 2013

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Ambermoon commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

Why should this be click bate? Just because I place my thoughts in the comments section?
There are some bad programming bugs, right. But right now I only know of one released game using the CryEngine on the Wii U, Sonic Boom. The CryEngine is known to need power to run as intended by Crytek. Without the possibility to compare this port of the CryEngine with another one I cannot judge if the technical problems of Sonic Boom do only exist because of a bad engine port.

And if I wonder why the game is in the condition it is (not talking about gameplay here) publicly here in the comments section, why not? This is what the comments section is for. Others publish their thoughts here in the comments, too. As you do, too. Regarding bugs, regarding gameplay. Or just write a negative comment because it is a Sonic game and they don't like Sonic. Do they click bate?



Ambermoon commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

But one thing I wonder:
Is this game desaster (according to what I read about the game's state) because of bad programming and a lack of time and testing?
Or does it show that the Wii U is not capable of delivering the power the CryEngine 3 needs to run properly on this console?



Ambermoon commented on 3DS Brawler One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X I...:

Can people get these dresses without having an Amiibo just by playing the game and (e.g.) fullfilling a special mission?
If not wouldn't this has to be called payed content (whether as DLC or content already contained in the game) as you could not unlock it otherwise without paying for an Amiibo (if only costumes)?



Ambermoon commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

Nice addition, these folders.

I have to admit that I thought Nintendo would have had introduced themes with this update like they'll do on the 3DS next month.
But well, maybe next time.

What I expected was that they would get rid off the Nintendo TVii icon for those who do not have access to Nintendo TVii. Right now it's only an annoying button with just one annoying function: telling that there is no Nintendo TVii available for me.
And that this icon bar would be customizable, let me move shortcuts for apps there I'd like to have quick access to.
And that the icons with notification functionality would get the look of the ones on the 3DS: with the ball which is much more asking for attention than these animated icons on the Wii U.
And that, after pressing the button to shut down the system, the Wii U would first look for updates for installed software and then shut down. Not shutting down into standby mode and make the USB HDD spin down, restarting into semi standby and making the USB HDD spin up, looking for updates, then shutting down again and make the USB HDD spin down again. It's just annoying.
Ah, and recognizing that a connected USB HDD that has fallen into sleep mode is not disconnected from the Wii U but just sleeping.



Ambermoon commented on This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the Ga...:

Sounds like NoA is a really small company, then. ;)
Don't you think there are more people over there at NoA to do localization stuff?
As most here I also hope that NoA/NoE (for us Europeans) do release it in North America/Europe and don't let it become another Nintendo exclusive not only to other consoles but to other Nintendo console owners outside of Japan, too.



Ambermoon commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

Another thing I may have missed.
Does the screen quality get an improvement so you can use the 3DS as a portable beneath the blue sky? Right now you cannot really use the 3DS for gaming outside because you can see almost nothing on it when it's light outside. Less screen reflection would help at least a bit on that.

And while I'm at it.
No improved battery life?
I really have mixed feelings about this device. I like the idea of an improved 3D experience and a stronger CPU but I'm not sure whether this will be enough to make me buy a new one. The interchangeable faceplates only for the normal sized New3DS for example is a real pity. And that other hardware parts that do not affect the games software (charger, screen quality, battery life) do not get an update is a pity, too.
On the other hand the stronger CPU and the added RAM will improve the game quality, especially if games are developed in a way to make real use of this more powerful hardware.

So I'll have to wait an see what the future brings, especially how software development for the current 3DS generation will be affected by this new situation. But the new versions show that Nintendo is actively evolving its handhelds - and that is a good thing.



Ambermoon commented on Review: Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS):

This is a game that deserves a counterpart on the Wii U just like they do it with SSBB. It would be great to play in the console, imho.
Why does Nintendo not take its own words serious and support the connectivity between 3DS and Wii U? Do they not belief in it themselves?



Ambermoon commented on Don't Expect To See A Mainline Pokémon Game O...:


Compatible save games, that way you could upload the save game of the 3DS version to the console and vice versa. So you can play while you're somewhere out there and you can continue playing, sitting comfortably on your couch, on the big screen. Or use the save game of the 3DS to train your Pokémon in a Pokémon Stadium like game - with online connectivity, of course. Or local multiplayer, one on the console, another one, or two, or three on a 3DS.
Nothing more than a dream?

P.S.: As I just read there's a game on the PS3/Vita which exactly offers this: compatible save games and - at least in the just patched Japanese version - with coop play on PS3 and Vita.



Ambermoon commented on Don't Expect To See A Mainline Pokémon Game O...:

"...If I had to guess, I say that they would do that if they had better cross-functionality,..."
But ins't Nintendo always telling about the great possibilities the connection of their portables and their home consoles would/could offer (GC-GBA, Wii-DS, Wii U-3DS)? And I don't remember having seen themselves making good and comprehensive use of this connectivity within their own games up to now. Have I missed something?
They should/could start with this right now and show how real connectivity between a portable and a home console works - before Sony does it with PS4 and PSV (though Sony already said this about PS3/PSV and did they show much? I don't remember).



Ambermoon commented on New Super Mario Bros. U Update Arriving with L...:


Would you expand the details in the game overviews with the size of downloadable games/content?
E.g. I wanted to buy the download version of "Need for Speed Most Wanted Wii U" (although knowing that the retail version is much cheaper, just wanted to try a gbig budget download game and its loading speed), but looking at the game details on your site I didn't find this information - as goes for other games,too - so I'm not sure whether the free space on my Wii U is enough.

Or did I just overlook this piece of information?



Ambermoon commented on Tribute Games Approved As Licensed Nintendo De...:

So much blood! Wonder whether this will come to Germany...
So many games that are announced to come to the Wii U nowadays have this retro 2D look. Though this is not necessarily a bad thing - neither on the visual side nor gameplay wise - I wonder why that is so.