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Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

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Kolzig commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!:

Looking like a great remake, hopefully the Wii U version release is not far away since the first version for other platforms have been released already.



Kolzig commented on Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD:

It's been over a year since the announcement of the Wii U version, I wonder where is it, nothing was displayed in this year's E3?



Kolzig commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Really, really hoping that Fatal Frame 5 will come to Europe and NA.
This looks really excellent.

Fatal Frame 4 was such a good game that it deserves an international release, as for example in the form of a HD re-release for Wii U.

I fear for FF5 that it will end up like Yakuza 1&2 HD collection and Fatal Frame 4, but lets hope for the best.



Kolzig commented on Dillon's Rolling Western:

Shame this hasn't been in sale in Europe, I would buy this in an instant if they dropped the price even a euro. Wink wink. ;-)



Kolzig commented on Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Br...:

This has to come to Europe and North America, come on Nintendo!
They should re-release the fourth one for Wii U or at least Wii in western countries. It is really great and I am eternally happy that some fans did a fan translation for the fourth one since Nintendo didn't want to.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 19th June (Europe):

Definitely Pullblox World with the discount.

Also Another World is just an amazing classic super hard game. I'v bought that game so many times that I've lost count. Eric Chahi was just a great master wizard in creating that game. Time passes by but the game is just ageless, it always works.



Kolzig commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

Hoped to see some reveal of Fatal Frame 5 as I'm really worried they will only keep that gem in Japan like they did with the fourth one which fortunately was saved by some awesome fans that did the fan translation subtitled version of it for Wii.

Overall the E3 went fine for Nintendo, good amount of games shown and absolutely best was the Bayonetta reveal that the original comes with the second game. Also the vista view reveal of Zelda Wii U was just simply majestic.

Here's hoping that they keep evolving their business in the near future and we shall soon get region free software update to Wii U and 3DS, a non-hardware locked account system and Gamecube, Sega Saturn and Gamecube games to the Virtual Console. Cross platform purchase should implemented as well. There's no shame in "copying" Sony for that cross platform thing, Sony has copied so much stuff from Nintendo in the past that it's just returning the favor in a way. ;-)



Kolzig commented on Mario Kart 8 Free Wii U Game Promotion Extende...:

I totally missed this article and only found out about this today. This is great news, finally something good coming out from Bergsala Oy Ab. I will definitely be using this offer.

Though I have to wonder that if the real Club Nintendo ever comes to Nordic countries (Scandinavia is not all the Nordic countries, Finland is not part of Scandinavia so that's a factual error in this article ;-) ), are we losing now this Mario Kart 8's Club Nintendo code since we are registering it by another way or can it still be used later if some day Nordic countries finally would get the proper Club Nintendo?

It may be so that NOE is a lot to blame for things like not having the Club Nintendo here, but also Bergsala shares A LOT of the blame since they do zero advertising, Mario Kart 8 is only a few days from release and I've seen no paper ads, tv ads, shop ads... like nothing and I'm absolutely sure that K group in Finland will not stock MK8 or the MK8 Wii U Premium pack in their supermarkets at all so visibility will be small. Most likely the other big one S group will have the game and the box in their shops. So that leaves only specialist shops like Pelimies and Gamestop and there's just a few of those in the whole country.



Kolzig commented on Photos With Mario Available for Free Now in No...:

Please please please come to Europe and soon.

Been waiting for this one ever since I saw it in Japan when my wife's friend demonstrated how that works with the 3DS camera.

Same with the Chibirobo AR app, come on Nintendo of Europe and Shibata. Release these in Europe already...



Kolzig commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

I really hate this Club Nintendo dealings that Nintendo keeps on doing.
Why are they not giving this offer for all European customers?

Is it possible for customers from other countries than the usual five big ones to get this offer in any way? I would love to get Pikmin, Monster Hunter, The Wonderful 101 or Zelda Wind Waker with this deal, but seems Nintendo still continues to keep the rest of Europe as second rate fans.

Is it possible for Nordic countries somehow to make a UK or German account? This kind of dealings from Nintendo of Europe really piss me off.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 1st May (Europe):

@bouncer0304 You just need remember that the boxed version is the remade 3d model version of the game. The 3ds eShop game is the original 2d graphics game but for 3DS.

Basically same as the Wii and Steam versions, but with the the 3d slider enabled.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 1st May (Europe):

Would vote for Stick it to the Man, but you didn't put it up for voting.

Cave Story only took 17 months to reach these shores, nicely done Nicalis once again.



Kolzig commented on LostWinds Now Available For Wii to Wii U Transfer:

Thank you David Braben and Frontier Developments!
I had small hope that this would still happen and I'm so super happy that it finally was achieved!

I just hope the actual transfer can be done somehow easily, it is a pain if it starts copying something else also since I have done new save files for some games on my Wii after doing the Wii to Wii U transfer and I definitely don't want those to be copied over to Wii U now since those will go over the files I did in the first transfer.



Kolzig commented on Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Postin...:

I first thought that the three minute block is a bad idea, but now that I've spent some time thinking about it today, it's not actually such a bad idea. There is way too much spamming in Miiverse all the time when I check various places and especially the Verified users posts are filled with stupid comments where often people spam a lot just to fill the post limit.

Nintendo could however up the limit of characters in a Miiverse post to be maybe twice longer than what it is now. Also when a Verified user posts a link to a website, then there link should be a hotlink straight to the Wii U browser. Now it's just a line of text and since there is no copy/paste function in Miiverse or Wii U in general, then that would help a lot. I just saw for example some verified user post a website link but there is no way to click it and have easy access there.

With PC Miiverse that is of course possible, but not in 3DS or Wii U Miiverse.



Kolzig commented on German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th...:

Excellent. It's a timeless and brutally challenging classic.

Have bought this game quite a few times during the years, it's one game that I can almost play through with my eyes closed. It's that memorable.

I first bought the anniversary remaster about 10 years ago when Chahi first released it on PC, then I bought the 15th Anniversary dvd disc release for PC, and lastly I bought it again for Android later when the 20th Anniversary arrived.

It's great that this one is soon on pretty much every possible platform.

I also have the unofficial port for Gameboy Advance about Another World. That one is great too.



Kolzig commented on New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Fran...:

Ahhh really hoping this will be a proper Fatal Frame 5 that also gets a global big release. This could however be also a FF3 HD remake for example, just like Wii got the remake of the second Fatal Frame. Anyways great news!

Such a huge shame that Fatal Frame 4 was never officially released in Europe or North America. The fan subtitled mod of it is excellent. I have loved it for years already since Nintendo didn't do the official release.

They should correct their mistake and actually produce a FF5 and also a HD remake of FF4 and release both globally since Wii U is region locked. Everyone needs to get to enjoy these amazing games.

Spirit Camera is kind of a Fatal Frame spin off right? The cartridge is really rare in Europe now, I wish Nintendo would put that game to the 3DS eShop.



Kolzig commented on Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop ...:

The hell has frozen over. Only took 15 months after the American eShop release.

Now if only we could get the other ones missing like Ikachan which I would buy instantly. I already have Cave Story in Steam and in Wiiware so won't really be needing this 3DS version. Hopefully 1001 Spikes will release in EU the same year as USA.

Will the Cave Story 3D someday appear in the eShop as well since the cartridge version was never really sold openly anywhere at least in Europe?



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

It's pocket football and demo time for me.

Really interesting that Nintendo sneakily finally put Kid Icarus Uprising last week to the European eShop as well, Nlife didn't mention any of it and I was really surprised to see it in eShop.

Interesting to see Putty Squad released at least for 3DS. The Wii U version is cancelled by them according what they replied in Facebook since they didn't want the +6 million users of Wii U to buy their game.



Kolzig commented on Two Tribes Highlights Sales Increase Following...:

This is probably the only game I own on four different platforms.

I had Edge for S60 Nokia originally, then I got it for Android, I got it for PC in Steam and lastly I purchased it after the 1.99 discount came in to use in Wii U eShop.

Crazy stuff, but a great game.



Kolzig commented on 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football C...:

This will hopefully be huge.

Definitely will be downloading it on day one, still unsure about actually spending money on it, but if it turns out to be deeper than Kairosoft's Android Pocket League Story games then for sure I will pay to Nintendo for this. Online matches and online rankings sound exciting.

Am I wrong in assuming that this is like Steel Diver and is f2p? Or is it sold normally in the eShop?



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 10th April (Europe):

The Ducktales discount is great, shame I already got it last year for PC. Also the Batman game could be ok, but I shall read the reviews first.

Have to say that Arkham City for Wii U is really great, that's one game that I already owned on PC, but the Wii U version really enhances the gameplay nicely.



Kolzig commented on Review: Young Justice: Legacy (3DS eShop):

Haha, not surprised the game was cancelled on at least Wii U. If the 3DS version is so shoddy and badly done for a game, then I can't even imagine how botched job they were going to do on HD quality.

Such a shame since the actual tv show was awesome, true Bruce Timm & co. quality. It's also a shame that it got cancelled because WB couldn't get toys sold.



Kolzig commented on Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspec...:

Now that I think about it, I don't think I even saw Bravely Default sold anywhere in Finland. Man that Bergsala does a crappy job...

Tried the demo and this one is the first Squeenix jrpg in a long time that really interests me.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Pocket Football Club:

This will be hopefully great.

I really wish they will make it a deeper experience than Kairosoft's phone games like Pocket League Story. That game repeated itself way too fast and became boring.



Kolzig commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

Here's what I hope would happen during this year:

1) Make a truly good account system that is not locked to the hardware, so so many people would buy both consoles if they would just give up on the hardware locking idiocy. This is the priority 1 at this point, not Miiverse updates or "stability updates for Wii U"
2) Make Wii U and 3DS region free with a software update, keep the shops like PSN is that different region accounts have different shops.
3) Try to make cross platform purchases for Virtual Console possible, I know Nintendo thinks that with their quite high prices on Virtual Console they need to cash in as much as possible, but again people would by more of the games if there was a cross purchase possibility. Also recheck the prices on VC games, those are just a bit too high to be realistic. Anyway they already have a sort of system available since Wii U checks if you have purchased a VC game on Wii and then offers you the "upgraded version" in eShop for 0,99€. So they have a base for the system already built.
4) Promote the 1st and 2nd party games more. We need to see some serious advertisement this year for Kirby 3DS, Mario Kart Wii U, X, Bayonetta 2 and all the other big ones coming. It was horrible to see how Nintendo did no promotion at all for The Wonderful 101 which was a premium 2nd party game from Platinum games.

Of course the advertising will not work in the whole world, since Nintendo has done so that for example Europe is completely fragmented with just a few "main" countries receiving premium treatment with Club Nintendo and actual Nintendo presence with their branch offices actually being in those countries. But then places like North and East Europe are relegated to second rate customers since we have to deal with the quite lousy companies like Bergsala which represent Nintendo in several countries. Also Europe seems to often get the short end of the stick when it comes to many things. US and European markets need to work more closer on many things. For example the whole Europe should just be one big Club Nintendo and no separate entities for a few countries.

Nintendo implements these changes, puts out some big surprises for summer during E3 with announcements like Miyamoto's new IP, some surprising internal projects, Retro's 1-2 secret projects and Platinum's secret project they are currently developing. Also the realization of the QoL project. The NFC capabilities of the Wii U gamepad need to be taken in to use. Can you imagine a Pokemon game using Pokemon toys with NFC or something like that? Then things will start to change for the good.

Lets see at new year's time have they done any of this and is Iwata still there. My bet is that if they would do all this, then Iwata will keep his job for sure.

But what I hope is that if he will be let go, then Nintendo should never hire a European or American guy as the boss. Reggie can be the US boss, but not for the whole company. They need to have a calm grip of things that only a Japanese CEO can bring in. That is why Nintendo has existed for 125 years already. But what they should do is hire a guy who can create a system in the Wii U/3DS ecosystem to make the whole thing even more fluid, like the cross purchase functionality. Nintendo has a lot of pride that they want to innovate and not copy like their competitors have done since the old generations when Famicom came to the market, but some things are just so integral that they need to look in to the mirror and realize what will make the customers come in.