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Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

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Kolzig commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Not going to vote for any crappy developer's (Nicalis&Renegade Kid) game that hasn't been released in Europe. Really shame that Fatal Frame 5 can't be on that list. Thanks to Nintendo for that.

Would've voted for FF5, but since that wasn't possible, I took Bayonetta 2 instead.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 18th December (Europe):

Looks like it's time to buy Another World for the fourth time on a fourth device. I suck, but Eric Chahi can enjoy my money.

Otherwise quite lame week, I wonder are we getting any big Christmas sale discounts this year? Last year for example ZombiU for 5€ was awesome deal.

Code of Princess discount is again really weird, why 20.50? Why not 20? Also why so high price still when North America has had it for cheaper price in sale before if I remember correctly? I could go for it for 15€.



Kolzig commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

Just bought Swords&Soldiers yesterday for Wii U, so much more better exposure on the Wii U eshop instead of the old Wii Shop Channel.

Would do the same for RCR DX if it would appear on Wii U eShop, I think Brian Provinciano should contact Curve Studios. I think they could work out a good deal to get RCR on Wii U instead of just having to play on Wii mode.

This is one of the best indie games out there and it deserves all the exposure it can get. That is why I still hope it will come to Wii U eShop someday. Brian can concentrate on his next project and some quality company like Curve could handle the porting duties.



Kolzig commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes...:

Has anyone ever actually seen Villager, Marth or the Wii trainer being sold, especially in Finland? It's funny that ever since amiibo came to shops, I have only seen the nine other figures. I have never seen the three supposedly soon to be discontinued characters.

And I thought Animal Crossing was a big important franchise for Nintendo.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 11th December (Europe):

Cool, finally the European WIi U discount for Resi Revelations is live, that price is kind of nice. Still can't get myself to buy it since I already have the HD version through some 5€ Steam sale earlier for PC and I got in the previous discount the 3DS version.

Is Resi Mercenaries worth to buy for 4€?



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

I have never even seen any of those three sold so I have my doubts about such rumours, same goes for the weird gamecube adapter being discountinued rumour.

I know Nintendo makes stupid and insane decisions sometimes, but this would really be something when they are trying to promote the amiibos a lot. Also they earn a ton of money with the gamecube adapter's pricing anyways so would make no sense to discontinue it when it just arrived.



Kolzig commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

Haven't tried the Wii U demo yet, but if people are saying the 3DS is better than the Wii U version, then the Wii U version must be really horrible as the 3DS game's demo was seriously one of the worst experiences I have had with any game in years. It was the worst Sonic game that has been made in my opinion based on the demo.



Kolzig commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Thir...:

Really weird that Puyo Puyo is not released outside of Japan anymore. It's a really easily accessible and addictive game series. Also so strange on mobile side that the Android version is region locked, but the Apple version is not.



Kolzig commented on Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing N...:

no it's not cancelled, but Nicalis is producing it now and it seems to be taking forever. 90's arcade racer was supposed to be finished ages ago. I kind of feel sorry for putting money in that Kickstarter. Especially since Nicalis being the producer means that only way Europeans can get a hold of the finished game will be through Steam on PC.



Kolzig commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale:

Does anyone know where you can get Amiibos for the cheapest price in Europe? I've been looking through most of the UK shops, seems is at least cheaper than my locals shops by a euro or two. Here in Finland the characters seem to cost 16,95€, if you can even find those.

Don't really know is it because shops don't want these or because Bergsala hasn't provided the shops with the characters.



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.