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BooJoh

BooJoh

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BooJoh

#1

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 10th December (North America):

Terraria is tempting, but $20 is twice what it costs on PC (4x what I paid,) and more than it costs on most other platforms too. I guess that's the downside of something getting a retail release. I'll wait for reviews and/or a sale.

I'll probably grab FAST, I doubt it'll really scratch the F-Zero itch but it might come close.

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#3

BooJoh commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U):

I've enjoyed what I've played of the game. Sure, it's a fairly simple board game and the winner is often determined by your luck playing the Stalk Market, but it's relaxing and charming in the way only Animal Crossing can be. There's also longevity in developing your board game town to add to the variety of vignettes that play out and which villagers show up. Plus the island escape game is pretty cool and the AC amiibo are adorable.

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#4

BooJoh commented on Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Earl...:

@Dief88 Examining videos and screens, it looks like Picrites are needed to unlock stages, and also there's an Energy Meter that tops out at 200 and goes down by 1 every time you place a pixel. This has a timer under it so I assume it slowly refills, and it has a Y button icon so I assume you can spend Picrites to refill it. Also, according to Serebii it has a spending cap much like Rumble World did.

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#7

BooJoh commented on Pokémon Picross Arrives On The 3DS eShop Earl...:

I love Picross and this was actually my favorite surprise from the direct, but I hate how every Pokemon spinoff is getting shoehorned into f2p. I want to pay my $6-$10 and be done like with the Picross-e series. Hopefully the pay model will be generous enough to either let me buy a full unlock or at least play a couple puzzles a day for free.

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#8

BooJoh commented on Video: This is How Single Player Works in The ...:

I'll give the online demo a trial when it's live, but since I don't really have anyone to play the game with and I'm not a fan of playing with randoms, I'll probably end up passing on the game. Shame too, everything about this game - other than the forced multiplayer - looks great.

@Nomad I don't know, I loved Lost Vikings but that was a finely crafted single player experience that relies on switching characters. This just looks like they tacked on an unpolished way to play when you didn't have the ability to play multiplayer.

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#9

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 17th September (North America):

Year Walk sounds like it could be great on Wii U, I might consider it even though I haven't played my Steam copy. I remember hearing tons of love for Car Battler Joe back in the GBA days, seemed to be one of the sleeper hits, and Plague of Shadows looks fantastic. Seems like a pretty decent week to me.

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#10

BooJoh commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

Well, I wanted the black model, I only like one of the sets of included cover plates, and I can't afford to spend an extra $180 on a system this month, so I guess I'll just start saving up just in case NOA releases a black system in the coming months.

Sticking with my MH4U New XL for now.

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#11

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@rjejr Yeah, the CS rep I talked to mentioned several times that the book won't ship right away, and my order shows as "Pending." I won't be bothered if I don't get it right away, since I wasn't expecting to get one at all when they first announced the book.

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#13

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@DiscoGentleman Yup. A simple 5 minute phone call is all it takes to get the physical book with your digital copy. Check the official site for the game, it says right there "The book comes with all physical copies of the game. For digital purchases, check your Nintendo eShop receipt for instructions on how to request a copy. You can also download a free digital version of the book on the official microsite when the game launches. Offer only valid in US, Canada, and Mexico."

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#14

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@Chaotic_Eevee There's no precedent for this on console AFAIK. I don't think you get discounts for preloading on Xbox or PlayStation either. Preloading is generally there so you don't have to wait for big downloads when the game releases. If I had to guess I'd say release sales on Steam usually serve the same purpose as most Steam sales: getting people to actually buy PC games.

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#15

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

@sleepinglion The incentive is that you can start playing the game the moment it releases digitally after a tiny download update, while all the people getting the physical version have to wait until the next day or later, or at best wait in line at a store at midnight while you're playing already.

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#16

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

FYI, you can order digital and still get the free PHYSICAL book.

For people in US, Canada, and Mexico: if you order digitally your receipt will have a toll-free phone number to call. All you have to do is give them your name, address, and Wii U serial number and they'll send you the physical Mario Maker idea booklet for free when the game releases. I just did this, it was quick and easy and my order is shown as pending on my Nintendo online store account.

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#17

BooJoh commented on Super Mario Maker's eShop Pre-Load is Live in ...:

I've been waiting for them to put this up. I'm a little disappointed that it's the same price even though it doesn't come with the physical bonus booklet, but this is a game I want to have always in my system ready to boot up. And regardless of size, preloading means I can get started right at midnight when it releases instead of spending an hour or two downloading on my meager 1MB/sec connection.

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#18

BooJoh commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

I don't even know what exactly it was supposed to do. Without cable or satellite it was useless to me, it seemed like it was supposed to have some level of support for Netflix but I wasn't able to figure out what you could do with it. I'll be glad to be rid of the useless icon on my home screen.

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#19

BooJoh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@FragRed To be fair, at this point it could outclass PS4 and third parties would probably still not support it because of the Nintendo stigma of "people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games only."

The best we can hope for is support for game engines that allow for extremely easy ports that require very little work/budget, and even then who knows if it'll get support beyond what Ubisoft has been giving Wii U.

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#20

BooJoh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

If it's a handheld hybrid as has been rumored for ages, this doesn't seem like a huge deal. Otherwise, while I'm a bit disappointed that Nintendo will yet again release a system with less power than systems already on the market, I'll still be there for the games. Wii U has been an utter failure, and I don't regret my day 1 purchase at all.

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#22

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

@sonicmeerkat StarFox Command is pretty different, but I enjoyed it. They basically tried to make a game out of everyone's favorite SF64 level and it wasn't the best but plenty of people enjoyed it. It's worth playing if only for all the different endings you can get.

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#24

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

A StarFox game and a M&L game in the same week, Art Academy, and a sale on a couple of good Sega 3D Classics. Just because you don't happen to want any of that doesn't make it a bad week.

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#25

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@SKTTR Oh man, "after" gave me SO much trouble on MHTri (NA version) on Wii when playing online since it had a single universal swear filter. "Hey, do you want to do Rathalos ***** this?" "Rathalos what?" "***** we finish this" "What?" ...eventually we learned to spell it atfer on there.

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#26

BooJoh commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Hints at Smaller New Nintendo...:

I think everyone is misinterpreting his quote.

To me, he's basically saying "We don't have plans to bring the small model to NA at this time." and following that up with "Keep your eyes out for new SKUs [of the New 3DS XL]" because to them, new special colors of XL is as good as a replacement for the faceplates, and they don't think people care about the size.

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#28

BooJoh commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

I thought the puppets were great. Star Fox looks amazing, I actually think Federation Force looks interesting even though I don't care for the Prime series. Happy Home Designer looks better than I expected but the cost for cards will add up. AC Mario Party is a real head scratcher. Overall though, it was underwhelming, and far too much multiplayer focus for my personal tastes. It feels like they're winding things down for Wii U and next year they'll drop some NX bombs.

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#31

BooJoh commented on Splatoon Producer Interview Sparks E3 Animal C...:

I don't understand why so many people want AC on Wii U so badly. City Folk was heavily panned for not being portable (in addition to being basically a port of Wild World) and I'd assume AC just does better on handhelds.

I did play AC:PG and AC:CF extensively and I would do the same with a Wii U version, but I'd prefer they just keep the series portable until they make it cross-platform with save transferring like MH3U.

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#33

BooJoh commented on Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for ...:

Not really pre-orders since it's on the Street Date. Walmart.com has already shipped my Splatoon 3-Pack and Wario, if I had paid for faster shipping I'd have them tomorrow before Amazon's go up, and Amazon has Street Date delivery for Prime so if I'd been able to pre-order at Amazon earlier then I'd get them tomorrow with free shipping.

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#34

BooJoh commented on Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About ...:

As Nintendo fans, there are constantly times when the grass is greener on the other side, this just happens to be the latest time. Whether it's releases delayed in one region, VC games missing in one region, bigger game selections for some promotions, better eShop sales, or even specific colors/models of hardware not making it to one region or the other.

For what it's worth, I'd happily give up this humble bundle (which I did buy) for a NA region small n3DS.

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#39

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:

This is entirely in Nintendo's right, but may have been prompted by all the news sites calling it a "Mario 64 remake." Heck, I even saw it pop up that way in my Facebook trending sidebar.

@Peach64 Half-Life 2: Update is a fan mod that requires owning Half-Life 2 to run. That's a huge difference.

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#41

BooJoh commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I'm still not interested in gaming on mobile, even from Nintendo. I'll probably try any f2p stuff they put out on iOS, but I'm more interested in the experiences on their dedicated gaming hardware, and if releasing some stuff like Pokemon Shuffle or Puzzle & Dragons Mario Edition on mobile allows them to stay afloat while not abandoning their dedicated gaming machines, then I suppose it's for the best. It's still a little sad to see Nintendo essentially buckling to the silly demands of what their investors have been asking for years, but I'll try to remain cautiously optimistic about it.

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#44

BooJoh commented on Once Bitten, Twice Dead Coming to Wii U:

This looks like H1Z1 with a Minecraft aesthetic. At least from what I've seen of H1Z1 (haven't played it but my brother does.) The inherent problem with these type of games tends to be that players are a bigger threat than zombies so it might as well not be a zombie game at all. I don't have a problem with zombie games in general, the problem is they've reached a saturation point where it's nigh impossible to find the gems among the turds.

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#46

BooJoh commented on Nintendo Shows Off Mario Party 10, amiibo and ...:

@GamecubeComplex I've only played 3 Mario vs DK games (not counting DK94 or the older DK games.) The first one on GBA, Minis March Again on DSiWare, and Minis on the Move. And while I can appreciate the love people have for the classic DK formula evolved in the first Mario vs DK (and it seems like they should have split the series to keep both formulas alive,) I really enjoyed the Nintendo-fied Lemmings that was Minis March Again.

Plus I'm game for most things with level editors.

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#47

BooJoh commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

I've been rather enjoying the game, and while I don't intend to spend a dime on this free-to-play model (though I'd happily pay $10-$15 for a one-time permanent unlock or infinite hearts,) I can enjoy the game for free already - within limitations - without crossing the line into what is essentially piracy.

This browser exploit is sure making a lot of noise lately though, and while it'll probably just result in - as said above - lots of "stability," I wouldn't be too surprised if Nintendo did something drastic like remove the browser from old 3DS. Not that it would help since most people using exploits like these avoid firmware updates.