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Fri 30th May, 2014

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Charlosa commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

Personally I think that some people are taking the Mario Kart comparison a tad too literally. Ron's not comparing it to Mario Kart, either in gameplay terms or features. For me the quote made perfect sense in that I see Mario Kart as a fun, accessible racing game. (And yes I do mean racing game – I can be as annoyed as the next person when I’m hit in the last half of the last lap by a triple whammy of Blue Spiny Shell, Red Shell and Green Shell, but it still takes skilled racing to win most races, especially online.)

Likewise I’m seeing Splatoon as a fun, accessible shooting game. Something more akin to the Plunger Gun mini games in Rayman Raving Rabbids, than say COD, but a style of gaming that actually interests me more. That’s why I’m looking at Splatoon with great interest, because apart from anything I’ll be able play it in front of the Mrs without getting the “look” for all the violence, blood and gore on the television screen ;-)



Charlosa commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

After time spent tracking down the trilogy copy and getting it at normal retail price from Tesco a few years back, I'm not upset about it coming to the Wii U for the £8.99 price. Day 1 purchase for my Wii U any day of the week and would still buy the HD remastered copy thereafter if they ever made it.

Boo hoo for the ebay/Amazon Marketplace profiteers ;-)



Charlosa commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

Slightly off-topic but still Amiibo related.
I'm not sure whether intentional or a mess up but despite the 2nd wave of Amiibo's still showing a 19th December release here in the UK, I've just spotted the entire 2nd wave range to buy in the Westfield Stratford branch of Game... I'd have bought one or two but some of them are on my Christmas list so will just have to wait and see what Santa brings ;-)



Charlosa commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

I love my Link Amiibo and plan on picking up several more for both play and collecting, but I am concerned about how well it'll sell here in the UK. I popped into a branch of Game at the weekend and spotted that they had a large double-sided Nintendo poster in the shop window, showing Amiibo and Smash Bros. So far so good, except upon walking into the branch, I found the large Skylanders and Infinity displays opposite each other as soon as you walk in the store, but no Amiibo. I then asked a member of staff whether they had any Amiibo, to which I get a blank expression and a request to state the product name again. Another attempt to say Amiibo is equally met with confusion. Only after pointing at the poster do I get a positive response advising that they're behind the tills at the back of the store...

Of course as an informed gamer I'm in a position to make an informed buy from elsewhere, but there's plenty of parents / kids who rely on the supposed knowledge of dedicated video games stores such as Game and if the staff there don't even know what Amiibo is (or maybe how to pronounce it - it was in Dartford after all) it's no surprise that Nintendo sometimes struggle to sell there products...

Of course it also doesn't help when the Stratford City Westfield Game branch doesn't even have a working Wii U demo model, while the other consoles all work perfectly well...

God, I do hate Game at times but certainly view them as a nescesary evil, as they often carry the limited edition versions of the games, which Amazon dont often have...



Charlosa commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

@Frapp You don't have to wait until December for the rip off merchants - GamesPot have already got it listed on Marketplace for £199.99 + £4.08 delivery - I so hope everyone ignores that ******'s listing, no matter how desperate they may feel to get the now sold out on both Game and Nintendo Store First Print edition (as you might be able to tell from my tone I also missed out on the First Print - C'est la vie).
Instead have ordered the £31.85 pre order price from Amazon as it's still showing that it includes Bayonetta 1 - so if it turns out down the line it doesn't I can always cancel and order the Special Edition anyway... Ho Hum



Charlosa commented on Guide: Getting Started in Mario Kart 8:

Likewise Thistle - Just spoke with Yodel and not only did I get an apology, but I was advised that apparently the lorry heading from Manchester to their Enfield depot broke down. I got the impression that the lorry was pretty much only carrying items from the same company related to my delivery and the lady did confirm that there were a number of other people in the same boat as me - So my guess would be the company can only be Nintendo and it's their stock of MK8 deliveries for those of us in London and the South East that ordered it from the Nintendo Store... :( At least they offered a pre 12pm tomorrow - Let's hope they can deliver (every pun intended)...