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Tue 11th June, 2013

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FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

I really hope Life Force makes it to Europe soon. Shm'ups make up a big part of my Wii VC collection despite the "risks" due to the lack of a central account system. Still cheaper than getting a the system(s) and games.

If only Sega could get some Saturn & Dreamcast games on the Wii U VC. I'd sell a kidney for Hyper Dual and Zero Gunner 2.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

Fire Emblem for me with possibly some Kirby.

Hope they don't continue the week long sales next week as I'm on hols and there is no way to purchase via the internet nor a gift system on Wii U (so no asking a friend).

Get on it Nintendo!



FX102A commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Either Ubisoft is putting a minor spin to support its decision or they think we are all imbeciles.

When you release a game that has already been out for a while on another console(s), offers only token differences and can give no guarantee that it'll get all the DLC & support, why do you think many Wii U owners shy away from their releases.

In truth the only "mature" Ubisoft title they should look at is Zombie U because it was an exclusive title and wasn't released on another console in advance (I know others did see simultaneous launches on Wii U but by then most of us knew we risked no DLC or missing features so we avoided them). Of course, even Zombie U failed to light the charts but it's mixed reviews and survival horror genre was always gonna work against it.

It's a pity as one of my fave 3rd party titles was Ref Steel 2, and Ubi game and proof they could create a stellar game if they built it from the ground up for the Wii (even though that didn't light up the tills either).

Sigh, I honestly don't know what to do anymore, guess I'll just keep on truckin and hope for the best.



FX102A commented on Azure Striker Gunvolt Blasts Onto 3DS eShop on...:

I seriously can't wait for this, Zero 1-4 & ZX were among the greatest handheld games I played (ZX Advent was good too but the weakest IMHO).

Don't keep us Europhiles waiting too long please. I might even go as far as to buy it twice for both my European 3DS'.



FX102A commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

It looks cool, but I already have an 3DSXL (the Link Between Worlds one) and I want a hard copy of this game (although like MK7, this may be one of those games you'd like permanently installed coz you never know you might want a sudden multiplayer match with someone you bump into).



FX102A commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

I won't deny there are plenty of good titles to play on the Wii U, but it does depend on 3 main caveats;

1) You don't / never owned a Wii (I like to play my games on their original consoles unless they offer an improvement like the original PS3's up scaling of PS2 games).

2) You have a liking of smaller indie games, something I've found an uphill struggle. Good for short bursts but difficult to get truly invested in them (that's probably just me).

3) Waiting for digital discounts (I practically never buy digital games full price as I always find it tough to convince myself to pay for something non-physical).

So yeah, that's just me. That and I'm a huge JRPG fan and the Wii U still lacks these (for the time being, Monolithsoft don't fail me now!)



FX102A commented on SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An A...:

Got in the Wii but might be nice on the Wii U.

I loved the Japanese cover, the western one made it look too human like rather than the proper mecha look in the original. Just annoyed a lot of the story and the anime portraits were removed.

Pity the PS2 version botched the job by removing the strafe ability. That was essential in some levels.



FX102A commented on Persona Q Premium Edition Confirmed For Novemb...:

@CaviarMeths @Jazzer94 Well this is being published in Europe by NIS America and the Premium Edition was to be made available on their new EU Store that launched yesterday to almost universally negative fanfare.

With prices approx 40% higher than the US store (which now blocks deliveries to Europe) before adding the shipping charge (£5 for UK, £15 for EU), this new venture is set to go down faster than a capsule during re-entry.

Also the Persona Q Premium was rumoured to be £70, so yeah you do the maths. I'll stick to my US version from Video Game Plus. Gotta bust out that US 3DS some day.



FX102A commented on EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Hand...:

I'm sure the fact that you can produce a mobile / tablet game for less and push it towards people who will buy it (or fund their play) out of pure curiosity / blind faith rather than do some research like many more dedicated gamers would, played some role in the decision process.



FX102A commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:

When I first saw it, I wondered if Aardman Animations had been involved in any way.

I owned Canvas Curve (my 2nd non bundled DS game after Another Code) but eventually traded it in as after finishing it and collecting a lot of the collectables, I no longer really enjoyed playing it. Still it was a fun game and I look forward to this; although I'm kinda hoping for it being a downloadable or budget release.



FX102A commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Som...:

@Yorumi Whilst I agree the Tales series hasn't been reaching the lofty numbers set by some of the FF games, it's not been doing too bad sales wise. Many stocks have been selling out and even a few reprints needed doing. Basically, BN have acknowledged the series is loved by a fairly niche audience in the west and have decided to capitalise on them by getting involved with the fans and offering versions with swag (that sell out quickly).

As for Xenoblade, again didn't set the tills alight but over time became a very sought after game and today, new copies carry a fairly highish price tag.

XCX may not shift huge amounts of Wii U's but has the potential to be the 'tipping point' for JRPG lovers, who then have the added benefit of being able to play plenty of other Wii U exclusives (if they are to their liking).



FX102A commented on This Is Where Unwanted 3DS And DS Games Go To Die:

Some comments elsewhere said there was a copy of SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked in there. I either hope they were wrong or an illustrious Good Samaritan was able to recover it.

Considering their small size, I would try to pocket any oddities I find (I know there are risks involved, but I'd still try).



FX102A commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

The Zelda, Metroid and Fire Emblem ones are definite buys for me (regardless of the games) whilst I may buy a few Mario, DK & Pokemon ones too.

Depends on price. Of course the fact that they can work across multiple games does make it more appealing as I doubt these figures will come cheap (don't mind as long as the quality is there).



FX102A commented on Video: Watch Us Unbox The Mario Kart 8 Limited...:

I had preordered the bundle from the Nintendo store but in the end, I felt that none of the stuff really appealed to me so I cancelled that and picked up a standard copy from my local indie retailer (got a Bullet Bill keychain at least).

Missed a golden opportunity for an OST, may appear on the Star Rewards catalogue along with the Galaxy & 3D World ones.



FX102A commented on 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secu...:

I look forward to next week's numbers, hopefully a lot of MK8 bundles will be sold.

My mantra has always been to never cast a console off until two years have past. The Wii U only has 6 months to turn around and convince me otherwise (I still love mine regardless and look forward to E3).



FX102A commented on Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle C...:

I had preordered the UK equivalent but after some thought I realised that I had no interest in the extras so I cancelled it. Why not a CD of classic track tracks (SNES Rainbow Road anyone?).

There are several preorder bonuses at several stores but they're all pretty lame (simple t-shirts or key rings). I want Germany's Steelbook.



FX102A commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

The NES may have been my first true console, but it wasn't really till the SNES that I started to truly be wowed and the good memories piled up. If they end up making a SNES equivalent machine I may buy it.

I simply don't have a place to plonk a sizeable CRT in my den, so that option's out. Also, the ability to play carts from all three regions is a plus.



FX102A commented on Mario Kart 8 Bundle Dips Below £200 In The UK...:

Hopefully that'll be enough, though I have known of several goal-post movers who will then say £180 max, £150 max, £100 max, etc, etc.

The most important thing I believe is to advertise the Free Game Offer heavily and ensure any buyers are subsequently informed of other titles currently out or in development.



FX102A commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

I actually cancelled my special edition from the Nintendo UK shop after I needed to cut back on purchases in May (the extras weren't really worth it IMHO), but I still hope to pick up a standard edition before 31st July.

Nintendo should take lessons from NIS America, their special editions are really something else (or even those who put together the Last Story and Pandora's Tower Special Editions, who doesn't want a Mario Kart steelbook or a collection of famous Track Tracks on a CD?)



FX102A commented on Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-...:

Finally someone sees the potential to use the Gamepad for tactical input in games. This was one of the first things that came to mind, especially since these days it isn't uncommon to see Infantry squads in several militaries using tablets and similar devices in the fields. I'll check out the Kickstarter tonight and if I like what I see, I'll put the cash down.



FX102A commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Currently juggling 3 games at the moment:

Ar Tonelico (PS2) - My current JRPG fix but it is getting a tad dull, the battle system is a bit too slow with little enemy variation.

Megaman X Collection (PS2) - Oh how I forgot how hard games were back in the day. Still need to finish the first one but Sigma keeps kicking my ass. Best go find those 2 other sub tanks.

Dynasty Warrior Gundam 3 (PS3) - Since none of the interesting / decent Gundam games are released here, this'll have to do. Also, how else will I control MS's like the Victory & F91?

As for Nintendo games, maybe I might start Last Story or maybe Continue something on DS or 3DS.



FX102A commented on Review: Conception II: Children of the Seven S...:

Both copies are currently crossing the Atlantic my way, of course due to region issues I guess it'll be the Vita version I'll be playing. Still haven't heard much about the differences between the 3DS and Vita versions (apart from the obvious ones).



FX102A commented on Australian Classifications Out Western Release...:

@unrandomsam I'm actually playing it on a modded PS2 (though still with a 3rd party pad that has a more suitable d-pad). Shame cos I do own that Hori Pad that looks a bit like a SNES pad, good for playing GBA games on the GC GBA player (though I need a GC Component Cable).



FX102A commented on Australian Classifications Out Western Release...:

How ironic and appropriate then that I started playing through the Megaman X Collection 2 days ago.

MMXtreme will be an insta buy for me. I know I have one if the 2 Xtreme cartridges I picked up cheap but can't remember which one.



FX102A commented on Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufa...:

Currently have six of the things, two original (one boxed), 2 black pros, 1 red pro and 1 gold pro.

A blue one would have been nice, their d-pads are among some of the best I have ever used. Precise yet squishy and smooth, great for the Virtual Console Shm'ups like Gate of Thunder, Lord of Thunder and Blazing Lasers.



FX102A commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:

In all honesty, I'm glad the original was in SD because being blown away by the visuals and scenery was heightened when I remembered that this was all in SD on a little console that many had tagged as being 'underpowered'.



FX102A commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

Never was too impressed with the PAL Saturn's offerings, but when my friend introduced me to the JPN Library I was blown away. Hyper Duel, Battle Garegga, Strikers, Metal Black, Thunder Force, Eolf Fang, Darius, the amount of quality shoot'em ups was damn amazing. The sheer cost and lack of space (and my dedication to RPG collecting) prevent me from pursuing this.

I'd gladly welcome them coming to the Wii I VC.



FX102A commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

The lack of using the Gamepad for multiplayer split screen up to 5 is baffling. It worked so well in Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed.

My only theory is that Nintendo wanted to ensure the 60FPS for at least up to 2 player and it couldn't work when using the Gamepad? The only other reason I can think of is they wanted everyone to see the game in 1080?



FX102A commented on Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs:

Did the press release only just get sent out? I got an email from VGL weeks ago and booked my tickets for the Manchester show ASAP.

After watching the Level 2 Blu-Ray and listening to the original CD I can't wait.