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Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

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Kolzig commented on Upcoming DLC for Mighty Gunvolt Unleashes New ...:

I wonder if any of this will actually even appear here.

Inafune's team only gave the free codes to the North American users to Mighty Gunvolt. Really pointless for the rest of the world's Kickstarter backers like me.



Kolzig commented on 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22n...:

Nintendo could ruin the release of this excellent homebrew by for example releasing a system update that makes the 3DS region free. That will of course most likely require for them to rebuild the quite horrible hardware based account system that is still in 3DS (and Wii U).

Come on Iwata & co. show your cards and release the update!



Kolzig commented on Rodea the Sky Soldier Now Flying Into a Spring...:

So weird that Kadogawa kept from releasing this Probe Entertainment's game back in 2011. It could've been one of the last best games for Wii.

I hope the new development teams that are porting the Wii game to Wii U and 3DS don't ruin the the game that Yuji Naka-san and his team created. They pretty much need to recreate all textures in HD or it will look really muddy on Wii U.

I hope it still makes it's way to Japan market and also to western markets.



Kolzig commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

Heh, not really surprised. A total spinoff project that will not even see the light of day in Japan.

I downloaded and tested the 3DS Sonic Boom demo last week that became available after the Nintendo Direct. It was really seriously the worst Sonic game I have ever played. The controls were weird and the characters movement was really stiff, the energy beam felt like it does not belong to a Sonic game at all. Music was pretty much the same kind of boring stuff that Sonic games have suffered from ever since the Dreamcast days. Where's the magic of the Megadrove era games, there the music was really swinging.

One other huge problem with the Sonic Boom levels was that the levels seemed really confusing and also took 20 minutea to finish. Sonic levels are supposed to be lightning fast so you can try to achieve that magical under one minute clearance.

Same as with Lost World, definitely not buying Boom even if it's in the bargain bin.

I deleted the demo after that one trial, no need to play bad game any further.

The Sonic Racing games have been quite alright however.



Kolzig commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Nintendo to promote the movies as Crossbuy. Is it really so that if you for example buy the movies on 3DS you would still need to buy those again on Wii U? What's the deal?

The demo is good idea, though it should've been released at the time when the game came out.



Kolzig commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

I believe what is required from Nintendo is that they need to rebuild their whole eShop and console account system to not be hardware locked. Only when they will free that they can then make the firmware updates to free the consoles. Even the Wii region locking was just software based as was the fact that dvd didn't work with Wii even though the drive was a dvd drive. Homebrew unlocking with Wii basically unlocked region locking and also opened the dvd usability with movies etc.



Kolzig commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

"To be fair the issue of region locking is a much less thorny issue than it once used to be. Most high profile games on Nintendo platforms now launch in roughly the same timeframe in all territories. "

Oh really? How about Dragon Quest X, Fatal Frame 5, Ryo ga Gotoku 1&2 HD version and a bunch of other games?

I will only believe it when I see it with my own eyes. This would be the best thing ever. If they really do it then Nintendo truly is listening to their loyal customers.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 30th October (Europe):

Damn it took long for Shin Megami Tensei to get to Europe. At least it actually finally is coming, same can`t be said about Nicalis games...

Stealth Inc 2 is the diamond of this week, have to get it when I get back from vacation.



Kolzig commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

Excellent. This guy or gal should be given a reward or some medal. The software based region lock is one of the stupidest stone age decisions Nintendo did with DSi and every handheld after that. They basically crippled the portability of their international handheld device because of greed.

I hope this hack will thrive and do well in the future as all 3DS customers deserve a region free console that you can buy games for in every region. Shame that the same can't be achieved with the eShop, I really hate lazy developers like Nicalis who do publish great games, but don't care about Europe and release almost no games here. Still waiting for Ikachan for example, two years and counting...

What I hope is that Nintendo takes notice and finally makes a system update for 3DS and makes it region free since this hack has proved it is just a system based block. Wii U should be region free as well. I am currently in Japan and it really pains me to see games like Fatal Frame 5 and then realize it is not in western countries and most likely never will come just like it's predecessor...



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

This release is all nice and all that, but wtf euro price is the same as the dollar price? Is Capcom on drugs or something? 29.99 USD is 23.60 EUR. NOT 29.99 EUR.

I feel sorry for the UK gamers, that GBP price is 31.73 EUR so it's the most expensive of this ripoff of prices.

And since this is again just a eShop release instead of a physical cart release, all this price fixing makes even less sense.

Crapcom should make Miles Edgeworth duology come out since they denied the second game from the western gamers and never released it here.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

The new Gamecube controller pricing seems alright if what I saw being 20 pounds in UK is correct. Wait what? The adapter costs only 20 dollars in USA? That must mean the price is quite low in Europe also. Ohhh niiice. I thought the adapter will cost something crazy since I saw some pre order pages on some netshops and the price was insane, more like 50€ just for the adapter, but I guess that was before the official pricing was announced.

The Gamecube controller is still nearing perfection as a controller even though it's over 10 years old already. It may look horrible and strange compared to other controllers, but when you put that sweet controller in your hands, it just feels so natural where all the button placements are.



Kolzig commented on Square Enix's Latest 3DS RPG Final Fantasy Exp...:

Regarding the Circle Pad Pro and the new Super 3DS... I really hope Circle Pad Pro supported games wouldbe supported by the new Super 3DS out of the box. Like for example Resident Evil: Revelations and Monster Hunter 3.

I suppose it would need a patch from Capcom and I don't believe a second that they would update their old games.



Kolzig commented on Azure Striker Gunvolt Targets An Australian Re...:

I hope along with this game also Mighty Gunvolt comes to Europe. Would be nice if Inafune's team would give also European Kickstarter supporters the code for Mighty Gunvolt like they did for the Americans.



Kolzig commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:

Shame, MH3 on Wii U is amazing. Would've loved to have MH4 on Wii U as well.
But this isn't that surprising considering this is Capcom we are talking about, their business decisions often don't make any sense, for example the whole Resident Evil Revelations 2 mess.



Kolzig commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

How is it now with the costume packs, do all those three come later for sale? I suppose the master quest DLC has already one of those costume packs in it?

How about the Club Nintendo exclusive Ganondorf costume set? Is that coming as a paid DLC also?



Kolzig commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

It was really dumb to have the limited edition in very short numbers for this. The limited editions for Mario Kart 8 and Zelda WW HD were in much more huge quantities since I see those gathering dust in my small hometown's brick&mortar shops shelves even now.

This was the first one that actually has something useful in the limited edition. The scarf can be used daily, but MK8 had an ugly blue shell statue and Zelda WW also had just a statue.

I would've bought the limited edition, but in Finland also one shop only sold it and apparently in VERY limited quantities.



Kolzig commented on Miiverse Update Moves Search Boxes and Improve...:

I don't read it for the user posts since there is a lot of weird spam like content and childish posts.

But the verified user posts are awesome and it's great to be in direct contact with some developers who are active in Miiverse. I really respect those developers who keep posting and having good discussions with people. For example Renegade Kid's pr person had some really nice replies. Also Brian Provinciano seems active there, shame he is not making a Wii U version of Retro City Rampage.

Nintendo needs to do still a lot of work, 3DS and Wii U friends list needs to be unified so it's the same in both, there needs to be possibility for private messages on both platforms, either in friends list or through Miiverse. If Miiverse then the PM should be in the web version as well. They need to work on this whole communication network on being more user friendly.



Kolzig commented on Atlus Just Can't Stop Offering Discounts, With...:

Hah, what a surprise that the discounts are only for North America. This is like the sixth or seventh discount sale for Atlus in USA and in the meanwhile in Europe we have had pretty much nothing and still don't even have SMT4 released here.

Also, Code of Princess was twice more expensive when they did a so called sale here a few weeks ago.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (Europe):

I suppose the FIFA on 3DS will again be that lazy crap "legacy edition" where they just update rosters, but it's otherwise exactly the same game as the past 3-4 games.

Kind of weird to see EA price it at 35€ since the Wii U version of FIFA 13 is still prices at 60€ in the European eShop.

Really a lot of stuff have strangely high prices still in the eShop, too many publishers that just don't care to permanently drop the prices to increase sales.



Kolzig commented on Stealth Inc 2 Sneaking Onto the Wii U eShop on...:

I have the first game bought through Steam on PC and have played the original free PC Stealth Bastard as well. Still kind of hoping they would release or bundle the first game also to Wii U. New customers to the tranchise will be puzzled why the second part is going to be on Wii U, but not the first one.

Still awesome to see a hugely talented studio like Curve Studios making exclusive games for Wii U, you definitely get the feeling that these guys especially know how to make special gamepad using mechanics.



Kolzig commented on Game Schedule Outlined for Nintendo Treehouse ...:

I hope they talk more about Super Smash Bros for Wii U, everything is already known about the 3DS version, but what we need now is new info on the main console version.

Also, still such a shame not to see Fatal Frame 5 not yet on that list. NoE and NoA better be working on that translation for that huge game already. It's bigger in my list than any of the games in that graphic.



Kolzig commented on Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hy...:

@97alexk Awesome, they confirmed the Nintendo 3DS Winter 2014 Bonus Game Promotion now for Finland as well!

Still waiting for confirmation about the Smash Bros CD and the Ganondorf as there is no mention about that in the official Bergsala Nintendo Finland pages. But if Sweden told you that it must be going live also in Finland.

This is nice, it's almost like we had a real Club Nintendo, but with some workarounds. :-)



Kolzig commented on Scandinavian Gamers Will be Included in the Hy...:

This is great, but sucks for example if I want to buy somehow from abroad the Hyrule Warriors Limited edition, or even the regular edition, they will not accept it for the pre-order costume pack offer.

Their rule say that the game must be bought from that country that you live in. For example in Finland the limited edition is already gone and was anyway sold in only one webshop.

Also what I don't like about at all is that Club Nintendo countries get the Ganondorf pre-order costume pack, but us who live in 3rd world countries like Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. We don't get the Ganondorf pack.

Or is there a chance that us Nordic gamers could for example make a UK account and then somehow register it beforehand so we can get the Ganondorf costume pack. I heard some did the UK trick with the Mario Kart 8 offer and received the downloadable free game code immediately, instead of waiting to August like Bergsala's special offer was.

All in all, it really sucks to live in a 1st world country that Nintendo treats like a 3rd world country.

If only Bergsala would actually step up and get games and consoles to appear in shops. I see someone above complaining about 0 presence in Norwegian shops, it's the same in Finland, it's almost like Nintendo doesn't even exist. The shelf space is minimal and there are practically no advertisements anywhere. Also there is a huge lack of demo units, there should be demo units in every possible shop so that kids and adults could see what an awesome piece of hardware Wii U is.

But enough with the complaining, anyways I am happy that Bergsala is at least trying to step up and work something up with Nintendo, we used to get nothing while other countries got everything. Now we at least get something. Bergsala is doing ok job with the digital pre-order gifts of Nintendo,



Kolzig commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

Hahaha, this way beyond too hilarious. Six month delay just to add a map and off tv play.

Hahaha, Yves Guillemot is really funny.

Especially if he tries to sell this higher than 19.99 price tag on the release date. Also, all DLC should be included in the main package to make up for the delay that they in the end did for no good reason.

Where are the gameplay videos for the Wii U version? Why was this only announced because something happened to leak in Mexico?