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Thu 28th July, 2011

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C-Olimar commented on Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Eve...:

The sarcasm is strong with this article. Bravo, @Damo

The first game in this video looks like one of those flash games where you "win an iPhone".
"Elodia" is hideous and the writing (from what we've seen so far) is dire: at best it can be described as generic, at worst juvenile.
The Maze still looks bad. You can polish a turd but...
Pitterpot and Cedar Acres look boring. I guess they have potential, but considering the developer...

One thing I have to highlight is the amateurish music and writing. The writing is riddled with poor grammar, punctuation errors and spelling mistakes. This would be OK in a regular game, where the actual gameplay is the focal point, but the guy's making a visual novel game and he writes like a child! The music is slightly better but still... dreadful. Simplistic beats and little originality; again, it seems like its been put together by a child.

All I can say is I'm glad Treefall games don't release in Europe. -_-



C-Olimar commented on Nintendo's amiibo Website and Compatibility Ch...:

amiibo is really coming along! I am impressed with the STEAM and Mario Party usage, and glad to hear Smash for 3DS has full amiibo features.
I like the sound of the new Captain Toad game mode but I think more could have been done - why can't we look for pixel Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, etc? OK, so at least all bonus content can be unlocked with just one amiibo, but it would be cool if you could choose which pixel character you looked for, so those with multiple amiibos get even more out of their purchase.
I hope we see a Mario Kart update soon (before the May DLC) which adds support for some newer amiibo; I love the Fox and Falcon costumes and would love more based on other Nintendo characters (also a Mega Man costume would be brilliant).



C-Olimar commented on First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It Wit...:

@JohnWahlgren "A Western release was not assured...sending fervent fans into an Operation Rainfall-shaped tizzy ...Then, when Nintendo did eventually come to their senses and put the game out ... North America sat idly by, twiddling its thumbs and posting hashtags while Europe enjoyed what was one of the console's best."

This paragraph highly implies that Operation Rainfall had anything to do with the game's European release. Operation Rainfall didn't exist when the game was announced for Europe.



C-Olimar commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Dat...:

We're getting this two months after the US? Wow, I thought those days were behind us - games tend to come out a week or two before or after their American counterparts. It's a shame as I'm really looking forward to this :(



C-Olimar commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

@rjejr Exactly. If they are gonna resort to this kind of money grabbing tactic then there can be no more "Nintendo is different" arguments, either from company execs or fans.
Nintendo wants your money just as much as Micro$oft or $ony

BTW, Link is the name for Pokemon Trozei in Europe.



C-Olimar commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

I honestly don't see why they don't just put this on mobiles (if they are gonna make it at all). Would it really take away from 3DS sales if Candy Crush: Pokemon edition was on mobiles? I doubt it, and by releasing this not only are they entering a 3DS marketplace mostly devoid of disgusting business strategies like microtransactions (Bravely Default SP Drinks aside), they are sullying the name of an existing franchise with this devious move (something Iwata said they would not do).
We will one day, very soon, see a F2P Animal Crossing game with microtransactions forced down your throat at every turn.
This is what the company we love has become.



C-Olimar commented on Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streame...:

Are there any other Nintendo-based animes that could be added to this? The only one I can think of is Youkai Watch.
The Kid Icarus short videos are one, but I expect them to be available for eShop purchase eventually.



C-Olimar commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

Looks very, very fake. No info on either game, no smaller model, no nintendo network logo on monster hunter's box (EDT: or is this just a European thing?), no trademark information. Also if it's a games top poster where is the game stop logo or pricing information?

It is quite a nice poster though.



C-Olimar commented on Atlus Announces Launch Week Discounts for Citi...:

Pretty poor cross buy discount. If I'm paying for a second, near-identical copy of a game I'd expect a pretty hefty discount (ideally the game with be free, as with the excellent Squids Odyssey). But maybe that's just me?



C-Olimar commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

Oh and I don't think this has anything to do with the previous 3DS Ambassador Program.
By buying one early you become an "ambassador" for the New Nintendo 3DS, so you can answer questions about it and clear up the inevitable confusion that arises whenever Nintendo launch a product prior to the actual launch.
I've already been asked by friends and family about the New 3DS.



C-Olimar commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@FullbringIchigo For me the ship has sailed with Nintendo and 3rd Parties. THe company has proven time and time again - with the SNES, the N64, the GameCube, the Wii, the Wii U - they are incapable of maintaining healthy relationships with 3rd parties. At this point hoping for Nintendo to improve their situation is pointless. The same people are making the same mistakes at Nintendo and until there is a major reshuffle in the upper management layers of the company I can't see the situation improve.

None of this matters to me as long as we continue to receive great games, but in order to fund games like Bayonetta 2 we need Nintendo to perform well as a company. Which they are not. And will not, under Iwata and co.



C-Olimar commented on Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Comp...:

So you're basically getting a better deal if you buy a figure from a series Nintendo cares about?

It's a shame those awesome Captain Falcon, Ness, Pit etc. figures will be left collecting dust down the line.

Edit: It's also interesting how Nintendo are still advertising the pre-production, high quality Amiibo figures. Because there's nothing misleading about that.



C-Olimar commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

It's a Nintendo game, so it's nothing to do with a huge amount of demand. This is certainly another Nintendo supply issue.

I went into Grainger Games in Liverpool before and they had plenty of copies left, for what it's worth.



C-Olimar commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

Now THAT is what I wanted to hear!
Hopefully we'll hear how they plan on making up for the lack of GC buttons. I guess it only functions as a Pro in games where the extra buttons aren't necessary, such as Mario KArt and 3D World.