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Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

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Kolzig commented on Exclusive: eShop Publishers Are Dropping Relea...:

I bet it's either Nicalis or Renegade Kid behind this leak.

Both of them are really lacking in the European releases while in Americas they release all their games.

Seriously, the gaming business needs just one global rating system. Hopefully that IARC could be it. It really pisses me off that not all games get released in all territories.



Kolzig commented on Here Are The Tracks You'll Be Driving Around i...:

Originally it was supposed to have only three tracks so nine awesome tracks is quite a positive surprise to me at least.

I'm getting the PC version through the Kickstarter, but I really, really hope that Nicalis doesn't mess this up again on Wii U. Their track record on releasing games in European Wii U & 3DS eShops is horrible.

Ikachan 2,5 years ago released in Americas, still nothing in Europe. Same for many other games.

Our only hope is that because the developer is Greek, the game will not be getting the usual Nicalis treatment regarding Europe then. One rare example is NightSky that got released in Europe, my suspicion is because the developer of the game is Nifflas, who is from Sweden.

The Kickstarter was in 2013 so the page is available but the backer pledges are not possible to be put anymore, there is no slacker backer possibility for this project like there are for many others.



Kolzig commented on Three 3DS HOME Themes Available Now From Club ...:

Very nice, I think these will be the first items I will spend my hard earned Club Nintendo points on.

Hopefully Sega will stop being lazy and we will get soon all the awesome Sega themes to the Europe & Americas eShops.

I really want to buy the Sega Saturn theme etc. already!



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 21st May (Europe):

I wonder is the Cave Story 3D ever going to get released in the eShop? Rodriguez was teasing about that like a year ago?

Renegade Kid and Nicalis are still lacking in releases in Europe.



Kolzig commented on International StreetPass Week to Bring New Str...:

Ahh man, it really really pisses me off that in Finland we are missing out on this whole international streetpass week.

Would've really wanted to get that special mii since those are pretty much never given out in Europe.



Kolzig commented on Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care ...:

Really sucks by the way that seems that in Finland we don't have Nintendo Zones anymore. Hesburger franchise used to have the hotspots but I don't get anything in those anymore.

Also means I am missing out on the Satoru Shibata special mii and that REALLY sucks. They should just send those special miis directly to the 3DS console, and not have to go through this Nintendo Zone hassle when it doesn't even work everywhere anymore like it used to.



Kolzig commented on Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series:

Streets of Rage and especially Streets of Rage 2 are some of the best side scroller beat em up games ever made. For me these two were much more important than Final Fight, which of course was also an amazing game.

The soundtrack was just pure gold in SoR and SoR2. The third game was quite bad and should've maybe been never done, it was quite a letdown and disappointment. It's maybe good that there are no new games to the franchise. Current SegaSammy would not get the game at all. I would say only company in the world that could make a good Streets of Rage 4 is WayForward. Jake Kaufman and Yuzo Koshiro together could make the soundtrack.

Streets of Rage should never be a 3D brawler like these cancelled projects. It only works in 2D.

But I have to say that M2's treatment is just magical, it's perfect. I love playing the first Streets of Rage on 3DS and I really crave for the second game to get the M2 treatment. Good thing we already know they are developing it. Hopefully by 2016 we also get to play it, especially in Europe&North America. Japan will get it sooner for sure.



Kolzig commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

Voice chat is annoying part of online gaming, unless you are playing just with a group of friends. Then it's actually fun, like when playing Doom together online with friends on PC.

Voice chat with unknowns who are most likely to turn out being idiots and teenagers shouting stupid stuff at you, is completely not needed.

@Fazermint said it best actually, you can still have voice chat for example with friends through PC and keep playing together on Wii U. Nice one, didn't even think of that! :-)



Kolzig commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

Without the multiplayer servers, it just isn't worth a buy.

Good thing that fans have tried to do their own servers for this game and some others that had the official servers closed down because of Gamespy.

I wonder how much it would cost for Nintendo to put up and maintain the old servers, on their own?



Kolzig commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

Yeah, I heard from Mrs. Kolzig that Japanese fans are pretty much heavily disappointed because of this decision.

Not good, not good at all.

This kind of DLC sucks and also kills of any retro usage for the game in 5-10 years time when the servers have already closed down and DLC can't be got anymore. That's like more than half of the regular game as DLC, completely crazy.



Kolzig commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

Stupid me that I made my Nintendo ID for Finland, should've done it for UK and then I would've got all the digital surveys and could've linked the Wii U to the Club Nintendo account.

This really sucked that many countries in Europe never had Club Nintendo, hopefully Nintendo has finally learned from it's many mistakes and this will all be made global and better in autumn with the new service.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

Will be interesting to see when this new one comes out in 2-3 years that what it will be like. Is it going to be a new 3DS like machine or a new home console or both?

They might have something magical stored up and as long as they get their online stuff working and make the new machine easy to develop quality stuff for, then we are in for a treat.



Kolzig commented on Interview: IRONFALL Invasion's Developers on B...:

On a technical level this game is truly amazing. Especially since it was only made by three guys.

On a story and gameplay level this game is really boring. The story is even worse than in Gears of War and Gears of War is one of the worst games made in past +10 years.



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

By the way, still pisses me off that 3DS Streetpass doesn't have maps of all the countries of the world. Especially in Europe.

Really pathetic that many countries are missing, for example all the Nordic countries so you can't see which counties you have already gotten streetpasses from, like you can with map of Japan or UK or USA etc.

Also since my locale is set to Finland, I don't have the globe icon at all in Streetpass Plaza where you can view which countries you've gotten streetpasses from.

Really pathetic display of lazy work from Nintendo of Europe.



Kolzig commented on Prepare Thyself, Azure Striker Gunvolt Will Be...:

Cool, finally it's coming. It sure has taken a strangely long time. Shame that Inafune's team most likely won't give Mighty Gunvolt for free like they did for the Kickstarter backers of Project number 9. I still have the unused US eShop download code that I do nothing with.



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

'Honest Abe' Lincoln Mii, when is that coming to Europe and how can it be get?

It really sucks that they don't just send those through Spotpass easily somehow, I have in the past 1,5 years only got two special Mii characters Aonuma and one other Nintendo developer. I could kill for official Iwata and Reggie miis to arrive.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOM...:

Ahh man, how come a European dev's old classic game gets themes in Japan, but not in Europe.

Those better come to Europe soon, looks gorgeous! I need those Another World themes as much as I need the Sega themes that seem to never come outside of Japan to other regions...



Kolzig commented on Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the ...:

Shame there was no launch discount.

Shame also that there is never discounts for Virtual Console games. So this will forever stay in the 20€ price level. Oh well, it's a lot better than the rip off 60€ prices that auction sites are having for the used disc versions.

Also yeah, the European name for the Wii Kirby game was really horribly stupid. You can't get more bland and lame name than "Adventure Wii"
Return to Dream Land has at least a swing to it.



Kolzig commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

My issue with Nintendo regarding the New 3DS is couple of things.

A) the stupid name
B) the media silence around the so called limited edition cover plates (Majora's Mask, Pikachu and Kirby) aka cover plates 056, 057 and 058.

My bloody axe will start flying if they release again like 10 copies of the cover plates and some ebay resellers buy all.

Nintendo is even advertising the Majora's Mask covers on their webpages in UK, but no sign of the cover plate has been seen anywhere and it is the most glorious one.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (North America):

Really sucks that Kirby and the Rainbow Curse isn't coming to Europe before late in the summer.

It just makes no sense and especially nerd raging is that Nintendo isn't telling any business reason why the release is later during the year when all other regions get it earlier.

Stupid damn region lock.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Confirms Another Miiverse Update:

Thing is, what Nintendo DOES need to fix in Miiverse is the Follow button in general, in the web interface.

When I go to Miiverse on my phone or PC, there is no follow button available in the threads or in people's profiles. This is only available on 3DS and Wii U Miiverse apps. This used to be available still a week ago and since then I've seen the button go on and off that sometimes in the evenings it is visible and then again next day it isn't.

I really don't know what they are playing around with, I have reported the problem already, but have seen no change back to functioning form.

Since the search in the Miiverse itself is really horrible, it's difficult to search user profiles on other platforms than the web interface where you can just directly write the wanted person's user name to the url field. Miiverse search doesn't allow you to search for users, specific posts or anything useful. It only allows to search for Miiverse's communities names.

As an example I was trying for a week to find Reggie's user profile and it just isn't possible in Miiverse itself, but I did find on PC but couldn't add the profile as to Follow it. One evening it was however possible during this week so I immediately marked him as followed.

What is possible on web interface still is to remove the follow mark, but then the whole button disappears after that and it is not possible to mark user again followed, unless you go to the Wii U/3DS app and do it there, if you can find the same user somehow.

And seriously, they need to give access to private messaging to friends in the web interface. It is really difficult to keep conversations going with people when you can only do that in Wii U Miiverse. Hopefully this all will be sorted when they make the unified user account system so that 3DS has the same friend lists also.



Kolzig commented on New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surp...:

It really is a poopy name.

They should've just called it Super 3DS, because the buttons and all. Would make more sense and normal non-gaming people would know immediately that ok, this is something different from the old ones.

Same with Wii U. Who the hell in Kyoto came up with that stupid name. It should've been Wii 2 and devices would have been flying off the shelves to customers.



Kolzig commented on Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost Worl...:

Lost World is really horrible game, it's not as tragic buggy crap as the abomination that was Sonic Boom, but oh man I hate the controls in Lost World. The homing attack is the worst idea ever to be done to Sonic games.

Especially since it can't be turned off and the gameplay is built on that annoying stupid feature of an attack.



Kolzig commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

With Nicalis as a publisher, I don't have my hopes up that this will ever get released in Wii U European eShop.

The most tragic part is that the developer is from Greece. European dev's game, never to be released in Europe for Wii U. You'll see.



Kolzig commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse:

Why the hell is the release date listed here as Q4 2015? Wasn't it supposed to be Q2 which is also stupid and typical Nintendo behaviour.



Kolzig commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

I just really hope they will put out the Virtual Boy line on 3DS VC.

There weren't that many games released for the platform and like five of those were only great. So release those, keep the head exploding red&black color as optional, but make other colour setups as the default ones like classic Gameboy green&black and white&black.

The 3D games like Wario Land, Mario Tennis, Tetris 3D just scream for a re-release on 3DS.



Kolzig commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I am upgrading from my red 3DS XL to a Monster Hunter limited edition N3DS XL. Still waiting for it to arrive, it's somewhere in a post office in England now waiting to travel to Finland.

Does anyone know how it works now if I have 32GB microSD in my red 3DS XL already with a SD adapter, and I want to use the exactly same SD card in the N3DS. How does the transfer work with least amount of painful extra work?

The Pikmin transfer animations are nice, but I sure hope Nintendo will unveil the new unified non-hardware based account system in autumn with the "New Global Club Nintendo program".



Kolzig commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developers Give Ba...:

Still don't understand what is the problem with Nintendo of Europe and Satoru Shibata. Why is Kirby delayed for around six months when compared to the American release?

Makes no sense at all.

Also, still sad because of the fact that Kirby's Adventure Wii VC will release without launch discount. That will come up to bite Nintendo's behind as sales will be significantly lower now.



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

Shame that Kirby isn't on release week discount. I wonder what happened at Nintendo?

Why is the price of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance in dollars in the news article?

The Warner sales prices are cool, but those games should've had a permanent discount already and be now on sale for even lower prices that they are putting those out. Though Lego Marvel Super Heroes is "a bit" tempting at that price.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Canc...:

I hope they remove stupid button from the menu soon now that TVii is finally put out of it's misery.

The Nintendo Anime Channel is ok start, but misses a lot of shows that should be there. Also it is highly annoying that the Japanese voice tracks are not possible to be chosen. Same for subtitles, there are none, except during Inazuma Eleven's intro song.

They need to add A) more shows B) Japanese language tracks C) English subtitles D) make the channel for Wii U also.



Kolzig commented on New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and ...:

It's quite annoying that Miiverse doesn't have that feature when someone else comments on a post you commented. It only follows if someone comments your original postings thread or if the original creator of a post you commented comments on his thread and then the yeahs to your posts.

Can't have a really extensive conversation with a group of people at all since you don't get the notifications of all comments to the threads you are active in.

Also maybe the most important feature that they need to add is private messages on the PC website interface. They need to free up the commenting so that it's not just tied to Wii U.

Then hopefully as autumn and the new Club Nintendo or something else comes up, they will have a new unified system ready so that the 3DS friend list and Wii U lists will be combined into one so that PM is available on 3DS as well.

The 2nd update feature in this new update is kind of useless, but I am happy that it is not filling up the activity feed with all kinds of spam. I can see like every 10th or 15th post is a recommendation, that's ok even though the suggestions are usually really not that good.