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Tue 11th June, 2013

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FX102A commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

Well if Nintendo's aim was to whip us up into a preorder frenzy they damn well succeeded.

Preordered Zelda, Pit, Sheik, Toon Link, Shulk, Ike & Mega Man from 3 different sites. Hope they are all honoured.



FX102A commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

It's worse if you keep them packaged as they are all numbered. Hence mine are coming out.

My only advice is pick the one's you definitely want that have been announced and preorder them if possible. Obviously you can risk passing on one's like Mario, Link & Pikachu for now cos they're likely to remain around.

I'm doing my best in limiting my purchases but the problem is when you get one from one series you need the rest (i.e get Mario and your inclined to get Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser & Rosalina).



FX102A commented on Video: Use Your amibo Figures Without Removing...:

I was considering leaving mine in their boxes but I've learnt that is a dangerous precedent as it just makes you less willing to open up collectors editions of games or double dip which drives up costs and space uses.

Also both my Amiibos have GAME & Argos tags on them so they're practically non mint already.



FX102A commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I picked up Marth just today. I've basically decided not to collect them all and only get the ones I really want, so I preordered Zelda & Pit from the next batch whilst Schulk, Megaman & Ike will be ordered immediately once preorders become available.

Its tempting to try and get them all but display space and financial limitations have held me back.



FX102A commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch...:

Am glad by the approx 10,000 unit jumps over last week of both the Wii U & Vita.

I should be, but really am not surprised by the PS3 version of AW taking the crown rather then the PS4. Like Japan I feel I still have a fair few years of life in my PS3 so why bother upgrading? Now of they had put backwards compatibility in that would have been a different story (although I acknowledge tech / business issues).



FX102A commented on Bandai Namco Announces Ace Combat: Assault Hor...:

Being an Ace Combat fanatic I'll be getting this regardless but as others have said, kinda of a missed opportunity for Nintendo to get involved and create some Nintendo themed bonus missions.

If they weren't already working on it, I'd ask that Project Aces assist on the next Starfox title.



FX102A commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I prefer the XL for comfort and extended play but the smaller one for portability and sharper looking images. I tend to use my XL at home and standard when travelling. This is why Ninty need to get a centralised account system ASAP, so I can share digital games and play data.

I'll probably go for Standard version as it'll be the XL that'll get any special editions.



FX102A commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy States a ...:

Obviously disappointed about the eShop only release but I expected nothing else from Capcom in its current guise.

Never played any of these games, still kick myself for not taking up VGP's offer of all 5 physical games (at the time) for like C$80-90 as I was trying to save money that month.



FX102A commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

Well in that case if Capcom really wants to become nothing more than a bloated AAA publisher who'll only cater to the masses then do us all a favour and sell the rights to all the series that you feel do not meet your excessive criteria to smaller companies who actually hold a sense of realism and will carefully develop and market games to smaller yet arguably more dedicated audiences who will provide long term support.



FX102A commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

Unfortunate, but expected in this day and age. I moved to digital magazine descriptions over the last 2 years.

A good replacement would be for Nintendo to help set up an official App that would provide up to date content and info. I will however miss the reader letters, at least they were vetted and those that appeared tending to raise valid points and constructive statements (kinda rare in some comments sections these days).



FX102A commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

Wish they had also offered a Mega bundle with the GC controller, adaptor, Amiibo figure AND the game. But that's being picky, so the game plus GC equipment for me and possibly an Amiibo figure or two (Samus is a definite with Link or Fox and possibles). I'm trying to avoid going after all the Amiibos (it's gonna be hard I know) but at least the ones I like + Mario.



FX102A commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

And we all know that people pay attention to age ratings.

If this rumour is true I can understand Nintendo's decision from a business point of view, it's just (rather unfortunately), the very people they keep the age rating down for tend to have parents who couldn't give two schticks on what the age rating is when they buy the game for them.

So it's more like they did it to keep in line with their own convictions than to really reach a wider audience.



FX102A commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

Can you preorder the DLC even if you don't own the game? I wanted to get it on launch but I had already used up my monthly allowance on games. Hope to pick it up after next payday in two weeks.

On a related note, does anyone know if the preorder DLC will eventually make it's way to the eShop?



FX102A commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

With the US being the largest uptaker of Wii U's so far and Nintendo's attempts to a) capture back some of the hardcore market and b) show games that utilise the gamepad and its features, it boggles the mind why this game has yet to be announced for a Western release.

I hope its just because Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are in discussions as to localisation and the T&C's.

Maybe Nintendo should take a piece from their VC Japanese releases in the west. Offer them digital only and at a slight premium, well as long as that may not impact sales.



FX102A commented on Video: Here Are Some Cool Facts Around the DS:

@Ralizah 4 DS' (one of each model), never a single hinge problem. Personally, whilst I don't deny there may have been some faulty units out there (statistical probability would support it), I honestly think that as long as the user was careful, took care of their DS and did not exert excessive force then no problems should usually occur.

Of course explaining that to children is never easy, almost all damaged DS with hinge problems that were brought into my friends' game shop had a young child somewhere in the equation.



FX102A commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

If it wasn't for the eventual backlash and just provide more fuel for the "Duh! Mature games don't sell on the Wii U" BS, I'd suggest all potential buyers take a photo of themselves with the sign "I wanted Watch Dogs on Wii U, but I don't buy gimped games" and maybe it'll finally get through Ubisoft's thick Titanium laced skulls that we ain't too keen on being royaly screwed.

All this time, they could have at least added some unique content or even added some of the DLC in but no. It's almost insulting and it can be used as a pooper scooper for all I care.



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.