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Thu 29th Oct 2009

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Folkloner commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U):

Agreed with everything in the review.

Although, it's factually incorrect to say that the little vignettes take 40 seconds each to get through. Jabbing (A) makes them go by in well under 10 seconds in my experience. I honestly think you should correct that line.

Also...scanning a figure or a card in the main hub section (as well as using them in the game) causes that character to be added to the hub. I wonder if scanning all 400 amiibo cards would cause all 400 to be jammed into the admittedly small area, or whether there's a limit.



Folkloner commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

Is 'AAA' subjective because according to Nintendo Life Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is 'AAA' but Xenoblade Chronicles and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water are not.

At first i thought you were confusing 'AAA' with 'most likely to sell' but then you say that delaying Star Fox ruined the Xmas's of 10M Wii U owners. Trust me, Star Fox as a franchise is nowhere near that popular and wasn't likely to sell significantly more than the titles i mentioned above (which you somehow didn't think it pertinent to mention)

Article was well written but the central argument is flawed and it has glaring omissions.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

@97alexk I'm not sure if you actually read my comment on not but i was simply explaining how Nintendo 'want' Miiverse to be used. If you mean it isn't being used like that in some places and the changes will address that well then okay, but it's amusing to me that you start out so combative towards me when i didn't even state an opinion.

Also, whichever side you're on, Nintendo doubling down on being more stringent with how they want people to use Miiverse will be beneficial in some ways and bad in others, it's simply the nature of control vs freedom. You can't please everyone, and pleasing you or anyone else specifically doesn't objectively make Miiverse better.

I'd rather Nintendo and users target a middle ground instead of selfishly trying to force their own version of a Miiverse utopia on to everyone else. Miiverse is Nintendo's project and they can use it how they please (as someone will no doubt tell me) but the users are the ones who then have to use it and their opinions (or the most sensible amongst them) should carry weight too.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

Deep down Nintendo wants Miiverse to be a place where users...

  • Ask for help on a game.
  • Give help on a game.
  • Comment positively or negatively on a the relevent community.
  • Post screenshots of a game.
  • Post drawings of a game.

Anything else, they'd like to weed out. Put simply, they want to completely shape what Miiverse is rather than letting users decide how they want to use it.



Folkloner commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

@SneakyStyle and yet again idiotic comments from fans betray a level of ignorance far removed from the facts of the situation.

Bayonetta is also an off-the-wall action game and it suffers from none of the control or performances issues of Devil's Third, meaning DT problems have everything to do with how it was developed and not the system it's running on.



Folkloner commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

Depending on sufficient stock, there's a chance that Amiibo Festival retail version (inc. AC amiibos) could become the Wii U's version of 'Wii Play' - a bare bones game nobody asked for that goes on to sell really well simply because of what was bundled with it.

Personally, i hope that doesn't happen, we shouldn't be encouraging Nintendo to make more games like this. Unless some of you really want Metroid: Amiibo Festival or Mario: Amiibo Festival.



Folkloner commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

I've gone through different phases really. Growing up, my dad and my cousin would get together to game every week so local multiplayer on the N64 was perfect at the time.

After I went to college and Uni, i focused more on single player experiences, but now i live with people and run a StreetPass group, multiplayer (both online & offline) has become important again.



Folkloner commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

The thing is though...Nintendo KNOW fans want a proper Metroid game, as Reggie said himself in a recent interview with Kotaku...

"We know fans want a straight Samus Aran game. We also know that the best way to launch that game is to surprise them. What other companies do is announce a project you may not see for 5 or 6 yrs. It's not the way we do things. We know the community wants a straight-up Metroid game."

...but speaking to Eurogamer, Prime series producer Kensuke Tanabe said

“If we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo’s NX console. It’s a long time but it would need to include a lot of content, which would take a lot of work on the development side.”

So to me it looks like they don't have plans for a proper Metroid Prime game because according to Tanabe, they haven't even started.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@BLP's: That's their problem. Even if it was impossible, it doesn't mean that the current system is perfect and beyond criticism...and that for all the good they do, these restrictions will also make 'false bans' feel all the more unjust due to the inability to use another account or even properly appeal your innocence.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Whilst this does prevent trolls from quickly creating another account, it also prevents users who have been unfairly banned from continuing to use Miiverse via a backup account.

The issue with more restrictions here is that the amount of oversight still remains the same. Bans, deletions etc still seem largely automated, and so typically the system isn't able to apply context or will issue bans where it shouldn't. If Nintendo bothered to police Miiverse properly, users would be more likely to accept more restrictions.

I've used Miiverse since day one and have been banned 2 or 3 times due to false claims and had at least 20 deletions, some of which made no sense (e.g - mentioning the word hacking when talking about Watch Dogs)



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

@Artwark Mario Tennis on Wii U has muchroom power ups and a jump shot and it's getting made but F-Zero Wii U with online multiplayer, online tournament mode etc (firsts for the series) isn't.

It has nothing to do with new ideas and everything to do with sales. ant another example, how many Mario Party games have there been in the last 20 years or so? Why? Sales.



Folkloner commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

Some of you voice chat haters miss the point completely.

Some of us just want to know why we can't have voice chat in private matches with friends? There is nothing any of you can say that would logically explain why it's justified to 'not' have that feature in the upcoming August update.

So quit tarring us all with the same brush, when some of us have a perfectly reasonable axe to grind.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Ichiban: You understand that people can have an opinion on a game without being interested in purchasing it right? What we're discussing is more the politics side of SMS treatment of the Wii U version and how it ties in to the wider discussion on third party treatment of the Wii U.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Perhaps if they hadn't spent months and months talking up the Wii U version, talking up their commitment to it...and spent more time being honest and saying it might come, that the Wii U version was a maybe...perhaps people would feel less betrayed and pissed off.



Folkloner commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

What about Europe?

When queried, Nintendo's Dan Baker had this to say on Twitter...

"Yep, it's only a Nintendo America deal. Tried for months to make it global but we'll get there eventually!"

  • This suggests that Nintendo is doing everything it can to bring the Humble Nindie Bundle to the European region.


Folkloner commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Sceptic you realize Nintendo aren't involved with Project Cars right? That the developer likely boasted about the Wii U ver. to attract funding without bothering to properly look at the system or work with it on a technical level, beyond simply trying to blunt force a port, optimised for different architecture, on to it.



Folkloner commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

I'm the founder of StreetPass South Wales. We are small fry certainly but with the help of Nintendo and the wider community of founders here in the UK, we've been running since the early days of the 3DS.

We've moved from a handful of people standing outside a local GAME store clearing our StreetPass queues, to hosting larger events at dedicated venues featuring Wii U, 3DS and retro titles.

Growing up, getting to play 3 to 4 player N64 local multiplayer at my Dad's every Friday got me through a difficult period in my life and so getting to run a group where that happens every month, with a larger group of people is a great experience.



Folkloner commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

@jedisquidward can't believe some people are in denial about this. Some people find it difficult to come by StreetPass hits and this exploit will no doubt help them but let's not pretend that this isn't exploiting a flaw in the system.

...or do you think Nintendo intentionally built this exploit in hoping people would use it to get as many puzzle pieces as they wanted from Special Mii's?
No, i didn't think so either.



Folkloner commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush to Roll Into ...:

@cookiex Heard of it! Why i have it on pre-order! Heh. See this is why i shouldn't comment on anything first thing in the morning, as my brain clearly wasn't working.

On my walk to work i soon realized my error but i haven't been able to fix it until now. Thanks for keeping me honest nonetheless.



Folkloner commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Ti...:

Great article, although one thing i feel you've failed to mention is effective communication of Nintendo's offering to Wii U / 3DS gamers that hardly ever or ignore the eShop completely.

Both systems have a Notifications app (why the 3DS one has a pop-up function, literally telling you what the Notification is without having to select the icon, but the Wii U doesn't is perplexing) but Nintendo does not use it in the most effective way.

They should push a Pop-Up Notification to both systems out every Thursday to explicitly communicate what's available on the eShop. Why oh why they don't do this is beyond me.

Likewise, why don't they issue a Miiverse Notification each Thursday with downloads info. Again, why they choose not just makes no sense.