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Einherjar

Male, 25, Germany

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#1

Einherjar commented on Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringe...:

@R_Champ BUt Biowares downfall was brought to them by a third party, EA.
BWs titles were still fantastic as long as they had full artistic freedom and a healthy financial backup.
These guys pretty much revolutionized the western RPG genre. And the even crazier thing, if you would let them loose, they would do it again and again and again.
They have SO much potential and talent...

Capcom on the other hand brought this upon themself.
At the time of their decay, basicly around the first MegaMan cancellations, i was a dedicated member of the Capcomunity, their official community site.

They constantly asked for user input, and in all honesty, thats basically Capcom as of old: Their games were all catered around their fanbase wishes. MegaMans Robot masters were send in by fans, Street FIghter 2s glitched that made combos possible was kept in, since fans told them it was great.
So, it wasnt unlikely for Capcom to again, rely on fan input.
But that was the beginning of the end.
They build a whole army of "serve bots" a community tied developing process for MegaMan Legds 3. We, as a group, pondered about what designes to use from the drafts provided by artists. We even had a world and could send in own ideas.
It was all rather smooth and uncomplicated. And then: "Game cancelled due to low demand"
That was the first, thick nail in their coffin. They instantly lost a gigantic chunk of dedicated fans in one, single swoop.
It was like a blow to the head. We worked alongside this project, plastered the forums with discussions about designs, thought about new ideas etc and than they said we were never there.

The next big nail was the whole DmC scandal. Again, after the first promo shots were shown, they asked for feedback...and we provided it.
We even took down the whole community for a day due to the massive flood of forum entrys on that one day. It wasnt pretty. People didnt like it, and it seemed that they thought about changing stuff around.
Then, the games devs entered the scene, insulted us and later even mocked us through ingame scenes (the whole mop scene that resembles dantes old hair design etc)
That was all due to it being the most discussed thing at the time. It wasnt just a design thing, like the SEGA fanbase going apescht over sonics eye color.
His stupid white hair actually had story purposes and, well, the whole character design was flipped upside down.
We all hoped for them to drop the DMC name from it and make it a new stand alone IP...but they didnt.
The fact why that escalated to drastically was, because capcom used to do stuf flike that all the time. Thats why Final Fight is known as Final FIght and not Street Fighter 98, as it was supposed to be called. Why the change ? Because the fans feedback said "great game, but no Street Fighter" and guess what ? One of the best known arcade brawlers to this day.

The moment Capcom lost the one thing that made them stand out of the crowd, the moment Capcom stopped listening to their fanbase, the moment they started to strife to become more and more like western developers was the moment, Capcoms downfall began.
And, well, you see how it went for them.
The once unshakeable arcade behemoth almost went bankrupt, due to games no one ever wanted and thus, no one bought.

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#12

Einherjar commented on Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi ...:

Sure, i was offended as well. And why not ? Isnt getting offended my job as a citizen of the Interwebz ?
I get offended all the time, and this guy promoting a brand of peaches just took the cake.
I mean, come on, he downright promoted them ! And they are not even banned anymore. What a horrible person to promote farmers and help get a business back on its feet. So inhumane.

You know what ? He should be locked up to never see the light of day and work on Earthbound 24/7. Only forced slave labour is good labour right ?
Earthbound is known to be a lifeless game right ? One without passion, love and dedication.

@Geonjaha You start to sound like unrandomsam, you can make of that what you want.

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#13

Einherjar commented on Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringe...:

@R_Champ Yup, its a pretty sad sight indeed. And for something so mundane.
The thing just is, the timing couldnt be more opportune:
Koei has never been one of the top tier devs. Although their flaggship titles like Dynasty Warriors and, through Tecmo, Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive are well known, they are the definition of niche titles, all with a rather small, but dedicated fanbase.
But with the upcomming Hyrule Warriors, they experience their first major scale hype. Its the first time many peopler even recognize them.

Also, the patent claims themselfes are just random:
Like i said earlier, im pretty sure SEGA did the whole upgrade thingy first with Sonic and Knuckles and also with the few games that used the genesis many upgrades at once.
So, why does capcom own ths patent ? Also, the first title i can think of that used the disc upgrade system was Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legens, which was released 2002 in japan.
Even if you count every DW and SW title seperatly, there is no way you will reach 50 titles alltogether.

Also, i cant remember Koei ever using that specific rumble feature in a game. If im honest, i cant remember such a feature ever used at all. The only thing that comes close would be Metal Gear Solid 2s vibration as a sensor of your OWN heartbeat when you hide in panic.

Still, its baffling that you can patent such a thing in the first place. Whats next ? A patent for tilting the analog stick to the left ?
If you need to secure rights to use the consoles offered features, no wonder game making has become so ridiculously expansive.
90% of your budget must be used up for you to be allowed to use the most mundane features.

That whole case is simply pathetic, whatever way you look at it.
You know, Capcom was once a company that had very lax rules when it came to their own assets. Its one of the few companys out there, that was perfectly fine with fans using any asset they could get their hands on to produce fan content like games and such.
They even promoted them.

Its rather offputting for them to be at koeis throat like that. But the weirdest part ? Capcom has their own Dynasty/Samurai Warriors clone, Sengoku Basara, which has more than one uncanny similarity to Koeis flagship series. And you never saw them go up in arms about it.
It would even made more sense if the patent claims were based on these games. I at least could have seen the point there.
But as it is right now, its rather obvious that Capcom just wants a piece of the fame Koei is getting right now.
Maybe they are upset and / or jealous that Koei got the Zelda franchise this time, as Capcom was the first 3rd Party company to be allowed to work on that. Maybe they are iffed about the fact that Koei was given full artistic freedom with it, while Capcom had to stick to the Zelda ruleset...

Who knows. All i know is, that i was once one of the most loyal Capcom fans out there, and now, im loosing more and more respect for them almost on a daily basis.

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#15

Einherjar commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@JaxonH Yup, pretty much how i see it too. Monster Hunter is a game, that desperatly needs any form of communication between players and it delivered. Mario Kart on the other hand, doesnt need that at all. All it would be used for is harassing others, which would end up in a shutdown of the feature anyways.
Its not Microsoft were talking about, Nintendo is pretty much the only company that still takes a stand against harassment.

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#17

Einherjar commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@JaxonH All very true :) Well, to be honest, i have a rather "unique" standpoint on many of these features. I think that, as long as it doesnt enhance the game experience, it should stay out of it.
I know, a rather unpopular opinion, but i never had any game be enhanced by, say, 12 year olds creaming into the microfone :P
And if im playing with friends, i exclusively use skype or similar things. Better connection and doesnt cut off in between game / console switches.
But its just that, an opinion, nothing more, nothing less ;)

So yeah, i dont think they need to do EVERYTHING others have done for the sake of "going with the times". Its about the games, and not about meeting some arbitrary standards. But youre definitly right with what you said :)

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#18

Einherjar commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@JaxonH "Going with the times" in this day and age would be really bad news actually. If you ask me, Nintendo just takes the opportunity and uses the DLC concept like it should be done.
I bet they would have done it earlier if the opportunity to do it properly was right. EIther way, this is how you do DLC: Finish your game, and should you come up with content, that would make it even better, just offer it later.
Theres absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Also, its all reasonably priced and offers polished and worthy content.

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#19

Einherjar commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@freaksloan good question...but on NL you learn, that there is always something to complain about....whatever it is.

@Gunit1099 Exactly. Reselling cut out content that has ben locked behind a paywall like that is just a ripp off. This, on the other hand, is just to expand on an already great game.
Which is a double win in my book.

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#23

Einherjar commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@SockoMario and i love you for bringing that up ;)
Thats how i feel about some people on here in general ;)

@IxC Uhm...the game WAS complete when it was released. This is EXTRA content. Whats so hard to understand about it ?
If developers have new ideas after a games launch, should they just throw them out the window ?
DLC is a great way to expand on a game. I personally hate cut content DLC, pre order stuff etc. But extending a game later is perfectly fine.

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#27

Einherjar commented on Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringe...:

Well, thats also a way to get you money.
It baffles me what stuff you can patent these days.
The usage of controller vibration is patented ? Really ?
Well, i claim patent for the color blue now, and for breathing...and metabolism in general -.-

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#29

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):

Steamworld Dig for me (again) as i dont care about the additional 6,50 ;)
Also Mario Golf, as it is pretty much THE go-to Mario Golf game for me and one of my most favourite games in general.
MegaMan is a no brainer.
And of course the MK8 DLC because, why not ;)

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#31

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Geonjaha Maybe see the broader picture instead of isolating this case.
UbiSoft in general, be it publicist, devs, merketing people, ceos, whatever tend to change their opinion depending on where the sun stands.

If its ok for this Ubi employee to state his opinion, why isnt it ok for some people to say "i dont like that, i wont support them" ?
Isnt that biased ? Its the basic system of action and reaction.
We, the consumer, have no other way than to express our opinion that to vote with our wallets.
If a consumer thinks that he had enough of Ubis mood swings, that he thinks that Ubis focus on their dance game isnt right or that he simply doesnt like their opinion in general, why is it right to stop supporting them ?

If not buying their games anymore is a valid option for them, they would have bought their games only to support them anyways and not because hes a dedicated fan of them.

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#33

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss What is calling the PS4s library "Not a drought" then ? Isnt it the same ? 90% of its current titles are available on its predecessor.
But like you said, were running in circles here.
Im getting exactly what i came for with the WiiU, so i have no reason to whine about anything.

And if im the ignorant one, does that make you the cynical pessimist and naysayer ?

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#34

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss For whom ? Why is this a major problem ?
Because the mainstream media says so ?
I havent had a problem with it and ive read that countless of others didnt too.
Why is it a problem not to have AC, Fifa, CoD etc ?
If you like them and consider them system seller, get the system they are on, end of discussion.
If you like Nintendo games, buy / stick with your WiiU, also, end of discussion. Its as easy as that. Stop making a fuzz about it and it stops being a fuzz.It isnt the first Nintendo system living only on exceptional first party games that havent been rivaled ever since.
I dont see the problem youre talking about.

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#36

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss "about the games coming to PS4/X1" Yes, comming to, not already there yet. That was a MAJOR problem with the WiiU, remember ?
The media told everyone not to buy the system until its games are out.
And yet, people swarmed the PS4 even without these games already available.

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#37

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss Yup, you didnt get the point even a bit. Sorry to hear that.
But im not going to repeat myself again.
Its not about the issue at hand, its about how and why it got there.
and "Thats because there is no drought on PS4 or X1" neither is there one on the WiiU.
But id be interested in the plathora of games these systems have to offer, really, maybe if even buy one of them then.

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#38

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Punished_Boss I think you missed the point of what we said entirely.
Its not about donning rose colored glasses and pretend the world is just peachy.
But i never heard and outcry about the #PS4drought or #XboneDLCRippoff etc. But with the WiiU, its suddenly a major problem ?
All the fanbase is doing is nitpicking, and blowing these problems up into gigantic failure bubbles.
No one said its perfect, what we said was, that nintendo fans especially are exaggerating to no end and keep dwelling on issues, that arent really issues at all. Were just discussing whats wrong, what isnt right, how bleak it looks, how doomed they are.
I never heard that about other systems, did you ? Did you hear such a mass of outcrys about the lack of software for the PS4 ? I didnt, why ? I have no god darn clue.

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#39

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@IceClimbers Operation "Stop being a D***head" probably.
But in all seriousnes, youre absolutely right.

The bipolarity is getting out of hand. Remember the time during the WiiUs launch, when every one just begged for everything to be released on the WIiU because the 3DS "already got enough attention" ?
Now that its the case, its suddenly wrong ?
For instance, if GBA games dont belong on a television, why was the GBA Player invented ? Why was it bought ?

Also, youre right about the magic "System seller". Its rediculous to bank on a single game. Its neither possible nor is it reasonable. The whole library so far is pretty good. Why neglect all that ? Why reduce it to the "Mario Kart od Smash" mashine, when there is so much more ?

@Punished_Boss Why not ? People can do it with other systems too, why is it frowned upon when WiiU fans do it ?

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#40

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Jahir Well then, i go and arrange the wedding :P
But in all honestly, day in day out people are complaining about how bleak and hopeless the situation is.
A moment later, all are swallowed up in hype for SSB4, Bayo 2, Hyrule Warriors and co. So...what is it ? Is it a doomed mashine, ready to sing its final song, or is it the systemthat will get this exclusive game, that makes them go crazy ?
What overall picture does this send out ? Its not about believing in the system, or being hopefull. Its about fun.
Are you having fun ?
If yes, why are people whining then ? Why nor relish the fun they are having ?
If no, what is wrong ? Why arent they having fun ?
As a fun fact, most people owning a WiiU will tell you THAT they are having fun, loads of it. The people who regretted their purchase are few and i can perfectly understand their decision :) Theres no problem with that at all.

But why are people who enjoy the system so dedicated to find every little flaw, bring it to the surface and dwell on it for days and days, with hundrets of lines of comments, blog entries and whatnot ?

If the people most here call "Sony / MS Fanboys" can stand behind their system, no matter how shitty is may be (im refering to the sane ones, not the name calling idiots), why cant we ?
Is having loads of fun not an argument FOR a console any more ? Arent you allowed to tell people how good a system is, if it doesnt come with super computer tech on board ?

A few months back, i had a couple of friends around. We usually play many hours of Monster Hunter 3U, but Mario Kart 8 was out, so we had a "short" romp at that...that lasted for every track the game had to offer.
But guess what game was it, that delivered the most fun...
It was Game&Wario...yes, the game that NO ONE has on their radar. We played the games version of pictionary and had the biggest blast ever with our gaming marathons.
After that, we played Nintendo land....for hours. Also a game, many toss away as a shoddy tech demo.
The system and its games are so much fun with friends around and yet, deliveres loads and loads of other games you can enjoy if youre alone.
So whats so wrong about it ? Since when is fun dependant on technical specs ?

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#41

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Boxmonkey
1: Why does it need to be the top seller anyways ? Isnt it more important to aim for a break even ? The 3DS is the current money maker, and it does it in spades.
2: Why cant you convice your friends to buy a WiiU ? What does speak against it ? Since launch, i convinced 4 skeptics and got 3 more people who were considering one to buy a WiiU. Why ? We played it together. Simple as that.
A former coworker of mine even sold his PS4 to get a WiiU. The WiiU has more than enough arguments going for it, the trick is, to debumk its bad press as the nonsense that it is.

3: Why is 3rd party support so important ? Why do people get tied up on 3rd party support ?
IF SSB4 exceed all expectations and sells more copys than expeted and turns the tables around many times, is 3rd party support still so important ?
If the money is in the bank, what do you need UbiSoft for ?
It might happen, it might not. But using this as the sole argument against them is far to simple and narrow.

4. Why are YOU worried ? You told us, that youre here for the exceptionally good 1st party games. And you are getting them manyfolds. So whats YOUR reason for this gloomy outlook ?
Youre worried that it will turn out like the GC ? Guess what, they survived it, stronger than ever. There has to be something far more dangerous to get nintendo on its knees, trust me.
So ask yourself, why are you, a dedicated nintendo gamer and lover of their first party games, tooting grim outlooks into the world ?
Why not tell how good that stuff is you came for in the first place ?

Just imagine a friend telling you: "Man, you should get that new console, it has no 3rd party support and will probably die soon, but its awesome"
Sound weird right ? And THAT is the stigma that bringing the WiiU down at the moment.

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#42

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Kuhang See, and thats exactly why i think that pre-orders mean jack all ;)
Devs bath themselfes in champagne once pre orders rise through the roof and yet, they get cancelled left and right on a whim.
A friend of mine pre orders pretty much everything in sight and slowly canceled everything he lost interest in. Silly, but whatever ;)

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#43

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Boxmonkey And yet, you hear people beg, cry and complain about the lack of GC games on the VC all over the place. The GC was a far better console than it was made out to be. And it had pretty solid 3rd party support.

The main issue with the WiiU is its bad press and people, who cant shut up for the life of me about what a "failure" it is, while actually, its doing quite good.
It would do far better, if people would stop bashing it and maybe even praise it for what it is.
Like i said, the two other consoles are selling like hot buns for...no particular reason at all. The library is pitiful, the consoles itself are rather uninteresting and the big hitters are still far off, all problems the WiiU gets flak for.

For me, its really a mystery why exactly, say, the PS4 is doing so exceptionally well.
The WiiU constantly gets accused for:

  • High initial price
  • No games
  • Gimmicky hardware
  • No 3rd Party support

Now look at the PS4 (or even the Xbone). Around here, they almost cost twice as much, game releases are even slower than the 3DS launch period, their main new features are all tacked on social media stuff and the 3rd party support is basicly the same as before: AC, CoD, BF, Fifa, NFS etc.

They have the exact same flaws and problems and yet, sell like crazy. Why ? THEY dont recieve constant bad press and their fanbase tend to be really dedicated instead of purely whiny and demanding, labeling everything not pleasing their personal taste as an utter failure.

The WIiU could be a super computer, reinvent the internet and could come bundled with a holo deck and still, it would be nintendo and would get badmouthed for not being sony.
As silly as it sounds, look around, thats the sad truth.

If the WiiU is dieing by anything, its the overall lack of support, not just by other devs, but its own, freakin fanbase, if you could still call it that.
If WE keep on whining about how grim things are instead of telling everyone how much fun that system actually is, this will never stop.

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#44

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Boxmonkey Care to explain why ?
As if UbiSofts games are the all or nothing software for the console.
I said it many many time before, but i buy a nintendo system for its unique exclusive first/second party software and i couldnt care less about random 3rd party stuff.
If i would be after that, i would have gotten a PS4...IF it had any software to speak of in the first place.

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#45

Einherjar commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

What is up with ubisoft employees and the word "magical" ?
They are the last dev whos games id call that seriously.
Well, ok, Rayman is a rare exception in their portfolio that isnt treated nearly as good as it should.

But if you look at it from another point of view: For UbiSoft, every game created with love, effort, dedication and attention to detail must look like witchcraft to them :P
So, i guess everything that doesnt come out of their sequel mashine must be magical ;)

@sinalefa We live in a day and age, in which you have multi million seller consoles without a proper backup library, and a console with plenty of fun to be had considered a faiure ;)
Of course we all should bank on the impossible here, as the standards the industry measures by are also quite impossible...

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#46

Einherjar commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U ...:

Well, i seem to be the only one on here who actually really likes it ;)
The program deck had a nice strategic aspect to it. It was basicly min/maxing your chance of a potentially good chip draw with the right chip on the right turn.

It was a nice sideline game, set it up, watch it go.

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#47

Einherjar commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

"Kinda breaks the magic" huh ?
Well, id take it into consideration if it would come from anyone else but ubisoft.
Their games are especially magical at the moment.
Making a 4 player multiplayer centered game, make every player character the same = Magical Experience....

No seriously, stop blabbering nonsense Ubi. This is really the least offensive product placement ive seen. Its upfront, its optional and its goofy looking,
The cars are all super deformed and fit rather well into the roster.
If mario would switch the boost shroom for a can of 7up, THAT would be offensive :P

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#48

Einherjar commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

@Genesaur Yes and no. In general, im against things like Season Passes and such, or EAs upcomming atrocity.
Though id be ok with a hybrid of subscription like PS+ and a "pay to own" model.
Say, you pay for your sub and get to play every VC title offered for as long as your sub lasts (PS+ model) but if you pay a small amount per game, you get to own it permanently, so, basicly a subscription discount.

A subscription has to be an added benefit and not a paywall. Thats why PS+ (on the PS3 at least) was so much more well recieved than XBL Gold.
It wasnt a pay wall that excluded you from anything, but simply an added bonus.
Pretty much like a subscription to a comic book. You get the same issues like everyone else, but delivered to your home and maybe even a bit earlier.

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#49

Einherjar commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@Artwark Perfectly right. Who for the love of a goomba really cares about sales numbers of a multi billion dollar company ?
These companys existed for decades, they swim in money, its not as if a single mishap will bring them down.
And your attitude towards it is the best one to have: Dont care about it ! Enjoy it for what it is. The WiiU is a games consoles WITH games, and everyone who believes in the gamedrought myth never looked at a WiiU to begin with.

And the way i look at the Amiibos: They are universal DLCs with the added bonus of looking extremely good on a shelf :)
Nintendo is not Sony, if they say they will support Amiibos in many different games, you can trust them that it wont be a "Vita Cross Play / Controller" situation.
Also, with that support, you dont buy this figurine for a single game / franchise / genre like the disney ones.

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#50

Einherjar commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

The prices so far have been more than ok.
Sure, some games are worth less, some are worth more, but you cant put a price that on quality.
As a collector myself, i can say that obtaining and maintaining some of those old cartridges can be a royal pain tn the goomba.
Hooking them up on a modern TV is even worse. So i gladly take an 8€ price tag for a crystal clear, unbreakable SNES title anyday.