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Tue 11th June, 2013

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FX102A commented on The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Pla...:

"Don't worry about your data running out, you can survive one day at work without mobile internet."

That's what I said to myself this morning!

What's worse, the only reason I used up the Internet was because my phone switched from wi-fi to 3G last night when on YouTube.

Oh well, I doubt the black one would have looked best on my Ambassador 3DS; plus I got the Xenoblade one on order so don't feel toooooo bad.



FX102A commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D HOME Theme Emerges, Fr...:

Well I preordered the game bundle. A tad expensive at £53 but I was planning on getting the game eventually and I really wanted the Faceplates.

The lack of selling the faceplates alone means either Nintendo really wants to push this game or it prevents large numbers being bought by scalpers (or a bit of both).



FX102A commented on Club Nintendo in Japan is Full of Delightful T...:

Hope that MK8 CD makes it to Europe before the whole stars catalogue ends. Already picked up 4 CD's from there. I only wish the Smash one would have made it as I couldn't really afford to get both games at the time.



FX102A commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

The original release remains my favourite game of the last generation. Would like to buy this just to own it but I fear if I wait for a price drop it may go out of stock first.

Either way, definitely will go physical. Tends to be cheaper and I just like having something tangible in my hands. Kinda feels like it's got value (even though it's the data inside that's the real value).

That and shelves of games gives me more satisfaction than a hard drive.



FX102A commented on Review: Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Wii U eShop...:

I own all but this one. The series had it's quirks but I just loved it. Hope to pick em up and play them again.

My only gripe was the use of the English voice actors in the DS re-release of 5. They sound way too old for the characters. Thankfully the GC game kept the JP voices.



FX102A commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

Like almost everyone else, would have bought Kirby's adventure if it had been a 1st week sale.

I guess it's zilch for me this week as I already picked up SMTIV on sale not too long ago.



FX102A commented on The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses...:

The 25th Anniversary Concert of 2011 was nothing short of stunning. A night to remember. By luck I was able to attend the first Symphony of the Goddess concert and whilst it was very good, it kinda felt of more of the same with a few extras but lacking that special oomph (lack of Aonuma, Kondo and Z. Williams was noticed).

In a nutshell if you haven't been to a previous one or you simply adore Zelda music to the highest heavens, you'll most likely have a great time.



FX102A commented on New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mas...:

I want all three of those Ace Combat themes but I want a physical copy of the game so I guess I'll have to shill out the £1.50 or so for each one.

Digital has its pros but for me personally, they're outweighed by having a physical copy (of course the best would be having both).



FX102A commented on Review: Mega Man Zero 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

@JaxonH I can see both of your arguments but perhaps a little history first.

Basically, we in Europe were historically shafted big time in past generations with waiting times of up to 6+ months after U.S releases and in many cases no release at all. Yet we pretty much just sat down patiently with a bit of a grumbling.

In recent times, whenever a game gets released in Europe first before the U.S., many American gamers are quick to cry "foul" for having to wait that little bit longer. I can sort of understand European gamers being a bit annoyed at having to see this during the few rare cases the U.S. gets something "later" after living through it for years themselves (that and possibly a small sense of "now you know how we felt for so long").



FX102A commented on Nintendo Lists Formally Tested Micro SDHC Card...:

I practically live by Sandisk for their Compactflash card on my DSLR so I went down the same route with a 32GB Extreme. Probably overkill but at least I feel peace of mind. Doubt I'll fill it up as I only ever filled up half of my previous 16GB SD card in almost 3-4 years.



FX102A commented on Gallery: We Have Take-Off With These Ace Comba...:

@JaxonH It plays like the classic Ace Combats on the PS1 / PS2 with a few tricks added and some customisation inspired from the PSP titles. It's a pretty standard yet still enjoyable Arcade Flightsim with a good variety of missions, large assortment of jets, unlockables colour schemes (beyond those shown above), elite enemy ace squadrons, local score rankings and a few branched campaign paths (though they return to the main story path so only a single ending).

All in all I like it a lot but I'm biased cod I love the traditional Ace Combat series. The advantages of this version over the original other than Amiibo support is you can use the c-stick to look around (helpful in dogfights) and the rudder can be mapped to the extra shoulder buttons rather than the d-pad, allowing simultaneous three degrees of motion, which helps a lot in aerial combat.

Arguably its biggest flaw is lack of any form of multiplayer (if that's important to you).



FX102A commented on Gallery: We Have Take-Off With These Ace Comba...:

....the buy some more Amiibos!

Ok, bad wordplay aside, I'm getting really confused here. They originally showed off a few skins saying 2 (Mario & Bowser) would be unlockables in game, the other 4 or so needed Amiibos.

Then they say all can be unlocked in game, but then they reveal much more in a trailer including multiple schemes from certain characters splitting them up between those that are in game and those they imply "need" Amiibos.

Now we hear they all can be unlocked at Amiibos merely provide a shortcut.

Forgive my whining but can we have some official clarification Bandai Namco!!



FX102A commented on Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtr...:

This is what I hate about the Stars system and why I'm somewhat glad it's disappearing. I lost a load of stars as they expired years ago so I stopped registering. Then I didn't realise that the codes them selves also expired so I lost approx 4000 potential stars. Now I decide to spend my stars on kind of a whim due to my love for soundtracks and the fact they may expire before anything else arrives and this appears. I'd need to buy a fair number of games to rebuild my stars and 1st party Nintendo games are never cheap.

@WalupeachyTime I got that one and now I'm regretting it as I would have preferred this one.



FX102A commented on First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace ...:

@Shiryu The only issue I have with that is that in real life they've been pushing to placing more information in the pilot's forward view (HUD, HMD, etc) and then ACAHL put the airspeed on the lower screen (when in 3rd Person view).

At this point I'd gladly take another remake on the 3DS, perhaps the full Japanese version of Ace Combat 3 would be a nice start; if they can fit the cut scenes.



FX102A commented on First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace ...:

@Shiryu You basically said everything word for word I wanted to say.

Surprised they even mentioned it on their Facebook page as it's literally all Infinity This & Infinity That and "here's another way to sink tonnes of money this week".

Would like to add I'm glad the Amiibo thing is optional as I wanted to limit my Amiibos to ones I really wanted.



FX102A commented on Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + Hits The W...:

Its mainly the ability to have the rudder and throttle controls on the shoulder buttons that sells it for me rather than having rudder on the d-pad.

I'm not sure if Cross Rumble had that in Japan (did the Circle Pad Pro give you extra shoulder buttons I honestly can't remember.

Either way, buying on release day.



FX102A commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already I...:

Whilst I didn't get the email, two of my friends did and one gave me his spot as he wanted the XL.

Personally, I think Nintendo really dropped the ball. They should have done like they did with the original Phat DS 10 years ago and made it available to buy from their store for a price plus a certain number of stars. Leaving the selection criteria hidden has just created bad blood.

Another friend of mine, whom I consider one of the biggest Nintendo fans out there, didn't even get the email. The whole thing just really demeans the fans who didn't get it.

For Shame Nintendo! For Shame!



FX102A commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

No email for me :( . Pity, would have bought it immediately.

Wonder if there was any criteria. I was an early adopter but I bought little from the eShop (and almost everything when it was on sale). Oh well, disappointed but can't have everything in life.



FX102A commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

This whole store exclsuivity thing is just a pile of horse apples.

I'm only buying select Amiibos though I'm glad Nintendo of Europe has so far held back from this. Though I've ordered them from multiple sites so doubly glad for no exclusivities here.



FX102A commented on Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe ...:

Had 935 points, £6.50 from another voucher. Still annoyed that it took a 3rd Party website to give me the website to check (after over a year of trying to find it myself) 1 Week before the deadline and AFTER I had gone away on holiday. Just bought Shovel Knight in the hopes that it would detect it as some sales have held on 24hrs beyond their original deadline, but no dice.

Nintendo's New Years Resolution should be to make it possible to purchase all Wii U eShop titles from the Web.



FX102A commented on Review: Mega Man Zero (Wii U eShop / Game Boy ...:

@Knuckles Ok, maybe I made a poor choice of words. They're having some technical difficulties on their site at the moment and for some reason I can only access the site on my iPad via a VPN. Still have to try on my PC, plus could be cos where I am currently located.

Still I trust em wholeheartedly. Been ordering from them for years and never had a problem.



FX102A commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

Well this sucks. I've just discovered I've got a £5 voucher but I'm only 65 points from another and I don't fly home (to my Wii U till 1st of Jan).

Do 3DS eshop purchases count?

Otherwise, can I log into my eshop account from someone else's Wii U?



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.