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Franklin commented on Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Ma...:
Franklin commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:
I'm not immune to the allure of buying useless tat, but I can't understand the appeal of getting an Amiibo.
A lot of money for very little.
Franklin commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:
F-Zero X, but they should do a new one on Wii U as well.
Death Race would be a great quick mode to play on 3DS.
Franklin commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:
Nintendo don't need to store their products once they're in shops.
Rapacious middle men can affect the image of the suppliers. There has been a similar discussion regarding ticket touts recently.
I don't know the exact margins for the Amiibo figures, but it must be quite large, and it's clear that a lot more could have been sold, so that's lost profit. It could be a tactic to build up hype (if it is I think it misguided) but based on my experience of buying things in Japan so far, I think it more likely just a lack of foresight.
I never had any interest in Amiibo, but as a lifelong Ninteno fan, this does makes me rethink my investment in Nintendo products. If someone buys a Smash bundle with the advertised GC adaptor in mind, and Nintendo does not produce enough of them to even approach demand, then that could affect how costumers view investments in the company's products in the future. Exploitation of this on the part of others only exacerbates this.
I don't see how the scarcity creates more profits for Nintendo, it only benefits opportunistic middlemen.
Franklin commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:
A Star Fox series where the characters are represented by Jim Henson style puppets could work.
Franklin commented on Here's What Pokémon Fighter Pokkén Tourname...:
There's a Namco centrer near me, might check this out.
Franklin commented on You Can Grab a Free Serperior for Pokémon O...:
I can confirm that you can only receive this gift once.
Franklin commented on Yokai Watch Yo-Kai Pad Sells Out in a Blink in...:
They are absolutely mad for it over here.
Franklin commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:
I think this is a worrying development.
Franklin commented on Code To Unlock Contrary Serperior In Pokémon ...:
Er yeah, you are running a website Nintendolife, an update on this would be appreciated.
Franklin commented on This Fan-Made Facelift Of The Original Paper M...:
Think the remake has less charm.
Franklin commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Is Getting A Fan-Made HD...:
HD = more purple.
Franklin commented on Super Smash Bros. Pro Players Tackle the Probl...:
Use shield. No damage to you, and lots of damage to them.
"Diddy is definitely overpowered. No way he should hit harder than Donkey Kong."
Well, when you put it like that, hard to disagree. Rarely face Diddy Kong online though.
I use Lucario, King Dedede, Pikachu, Ganondorf, Shiek, and Duck Hunt Duo online.
With Lucario, it surprising how few people online know how good his Up B move is. Quickly press a side direction after tapping up, and it's a great way to KO that people often don't seem to suspect.
As or Dedede, I think I usually win with him because my opponents are not expecting to face that character after fighting Lucario. However, it is surprising how effective his up B and Down B moves can be, considering that they should be easy to avoid. The Dedede Jump seems especially unexpected.
Pikachu is just good. Though his running A attack often seems to catch people unawares.
I'm surprised Ganondorf is so low on the current tier list, as I face a good many skilled Japanese players using him online. So improved is he from Brawl, it's like a new character for me. His Down Smash is great.
I'm not very good with Shiek, but I love using her, as you can do all sorts of acrobatics. Getting a KO with Down B is very satisfying.
Duck Hunt Duo is very easy to counter (take the game to him, attack directly) and I've been thrashed a few times, but I feel a pro player might be able to do more with him. His smash attacks are great, and his exploding can (or whatever it is) can dominate a match if you set the scene early. You can even throw a can, go to the other side of the stage and then direct it so it attacks your opponent from behind. I think there has to be Meta potential there.
Never played in a tournament, but online 3DS I generally win (I suspect that Wii U For Glory opponents might be tougher).
The methods of Down Throw Up A combos and Meteor KOs seem to be very popular online, however I eschew these methods (partly because I don't like it, mostly because I'm not good at it) and tend to kill by 'a thousand cuts' and get the final KO with a regular Smash.
The player I most struggle facing is... Ness. A really skilled player with Ness gives me all sorts of problems.
Franklin commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:
Who did the picture?
The general readership seems to have a tendency to simply vote for the newest instalment, so I would like to see a discussion and a vote between the Nintendo Life team.
Franklin commented on Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First St...:
Miyamoto, please understand...
Franklin commented on Super Mario 3D World:
So this is the point where the Mario series crossed the line from charming to garish.
Franklin commented on Nintendo Rolls Out Kirby and the Rainbow Curse...:
Franklin commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:
I find the appeal of these figures completely bewildering.
Franklin commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:
Whilst this was diverting, I think a vote would also be a good idea.
Spiritomb. It's just a mess. Definitely a design where GameFreak said 'That'll have to do, it's lunch time'. And Zygarde, possibly the worst Legendary Pokemon.
Most of the Mega evolutions look pretty awful.
In any more Pokemon lists, please don't use that 'Who's that Pokemon?' sound clip.
Franklin commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:
Next step for Nintendo should be:
a Nintendo Tablet (like the GamePad) that is primarily portable (like 3DS), but can also be plugged into a TV to play a game.
and a Nintendo Phone.
Franklin commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:
Oh, I'll get some while I'm here then.
Where does he buy his shirts...
Franklin commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:
Well, my decision on getting a Wii U has been made then.
Franklin commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Do...:
"Donkey wish your girlfriend was Kong like me?"
That tagline is both a very sad and very happy event, like a star dying and being reborn.
Franklin commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):
Sakurai is like Mario, at the end of every big adventure he plans a vacation, but something always happens.
One wonders what they would make of Endless Ocean 2.
Some of the modes sound very gimmicky, and I have no desire to play a match with 8 characters, 4 is certainly enough.
I hope this entry isn't the Double Dash of Smash Bros.
Regarding customised attributes, I find it a baffling inclusion that adds little to the game, and indeed actually detracts from it. Whereas customised moves add depth that doesn't destroy a character's identity, and should be allowed online.
Is the reviewer sure you can't send custom stages to a friend? Maybe it will be possible once online has been established. If you really can't send custom stages, that's terrible.
Franklin commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:
To get Mewtwo, does your 3DS and Wii U need to be from the same region?
Franklin commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:
"improvement will be needed to even reach GameCube levels"
Franklin commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:
I'm saying the game was rushed.
This makes it even more annoying that you can't send replays to a friend. This is already a baffling omission, and now my friends wont see how awesome I am before my replays and self esteem are lost forever.
As for Little Mac being OP, perhaps I've just been fortunate, but I've never been defeated by Little Mac online.
Franklin commented on Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES...:
I want to learn more about these pancakes.
Franklin commented on Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Ze...:
Hyrule Circuit looks a bit good.
Franklin commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land (3DS eShop / Game Boy):
I want a 3D remake.
Franklin commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mickey Speedway USA:
Over half way through, and no Zelda games yet.
Franklin commented on Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS...:
Hold onto your butts.
Franklin commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Supp...:
Right... but it's still stupid to give New 3DS owners an unfair advantage.
Franklin commented on Nintendo 64x64: Killer Instinct Gold:
I prefer Fighter's Destiny.
Franklin commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:
I could play Death Race forever.
Franklin commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):
He doesn't, I'm pretty sure.
Would have been a really cool Final Smash.
As you played far less than 3 10ths of the game in the demo, I guess that's not such a bad score.
The advantage of the 3DS version is that you don't have to buy a Wii U...
Regarding online, can you match up with a friend to do a 1 on 1 fight. If yes, can you use your Miis in this fight (with those who have your friend code) ?
Franklin commented on Developer Profile: Masahiro Sakurai:
He always wear such great shirts.
Franklin commented on Nintendo 64x64: Mario Tennis:
Yep, that's Mario Tennis N64. You should get it on VC.
Please stop referring to Mario as the 'portly plumber'.
That alliteration has been done to tedium.
Franklin commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:
This whole thing is just demeaning.
Don't do it, wait a week and keep your dignity!
With exclusive games for the New 3DS, the circle pad pro being rendered obsolete, and this nonsense with the demos, I think Nintendo is playing a risky game with their fans.
As a Nintendo fan for a few decades, I'm losing patience with their recent policies and will vote with my wallet.