User Profile



Hating region locking since DSi

Male, Finland

Thu 24th October, 2013

Recent Comments



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.



Kolzig commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

Damn Europe and the delays...

Oh well, from what I've heard this is not that great game and continues the quality drop that started with Origins.

More waiting for Rocksteady's next one, which will be played on PC.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

This week belongs to Edge on Wii U.
Also Super Monkey Ball 3D seems a bit interesting since I've not tried the 3DS version yet.

Damn those GBA releases are overpriced as are all Virtual Console prices except for the 0,99€ upgrade prices on Wii U if you own a VC game already on Wii. Nintendo really needs to do something about the pricing and also really look into the cross platform purchase functionality.



Kolzig commented on "Dark And Edgy" Sonic The Hedgehog Film Report...:

Can you go more wrong than to think anything about Sonic is dark and edgy?

Keep Sonic without a voice, lose all the Shadow the Hedgehog stuff and most of the side characters and keep it simple.

That's the way to make a good Sonic movie and also a game.

Music's should be from Masato Nakamura so it would feel good again like Sonic 2's musics were the best that Sonic has ever had.



Kolzig commented on Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campa...:

@Linkstrikesback Chris Roberts has gathered over 40 million already through crowd funding for his Star Citizen mega project.

Would definitely back Shenmue 3 project up. I would buy it for PC since that is the main platform for crowd funding usually. Sega also should step up the game and release those Shenmue 1&2 HD versions for all the current new generation consoles Wii U/PS4/Xbone plus PC.



Kolzig commented on Wii Sports Club Free Trial Swings Into Play in...:

Going to play it at least a little bit this weekend. Not really interested in dropping money on it, but the online matches in Tennis are quite fun at least during the first free trial that came with the console.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

Hoping for in addition to all the announced big games and the great quality indie games we will hear soon about Miyamoto's new IP, if there are any other new IP in development and Retro Studio's new project(s).

I would really love for Wii U to have a new Fatal Frame game, since the western countries were robbed of the magnificient Fatal Frame 4 that was only released in Japan, we should get a new Fatal Frame 5 game since Nintendo owns the rights to that franchise. Also a new Metroid game in the HD era for Wii U would be great, as would a 2D Metroid game for 3DS.



Kolzig commented on Ninterview: Legendary Designer Julian Gollop O...:

Julian Gollop, a true legend.

Thanks for the great and informative interview! Hopefully Ghost Recon Shadow Wars isn't the last Gollop game on Nintendo platforms.

I loved Rebelstar Tactical Command and bought it on day one when it was released.

Remember many good old days duking it out against my brother in Laser Squad with Commodore C64/Amiga.



Kolzig commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

Well, it will never come to European eshops anyway even if Nintendo gave the ok to release Binding of Isaac. Already enjoying Binding of Isaac on PC through Steam which thankfully Nicalis and Rodriguez had nothing to do with.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo of Europe Warns of Intermittent Club ...:

Still sucks that Club Nintendo doesn't exist in Europe if you don't count the few countries it is in like Germany and UK.

All those points cards and nothing to use those for and certain people in certain countries get all kinds of extra gadgets.



Kolzig commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

I wasn't initially interested in NFS:Most Wanted, but when I did get it for Wii U, it's really great arcade style racing just for fun.

Criterion really did their best and it shows. EA is a scumbag and of course since it's a EA game Nintendo couldn't do much, but a shame things went like they went. Nintendo has a lot of things they would need to change in their behaviour anyways since Wii U and 3DS environments are far from perfect still.



Kolzig commented on Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Now Available To Play ...:

Shame Finland doesn't have any arcades left anymore. They just stopped a few generations ago around the time PS2 and Dreamcast came to market.

Especially since Dreamcast was the first machine to really make perfect 1-to-1 conversions of any arcade games.

Ahh I miss those times in the 90's when I battled against a friend in a local arcade with Sega Rally.



Kolzig commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

Will be looking at this game after the reviews come in, the first trailer was interesting and gave a promise of a hacking game where a hacker turns the system up side down and fights the bad guys like a nerd would, but everything after that has been pointing more towards the game being just another GTA murder simulator, but with hacking minigames implemented in it. At least that's the feeling I've got since the game features a lot of killing and shooting and all that.

I will most likely go the route with this as most modern games and wait for the inevitable Steam sale and buy it for 5€ some day in the future.

It is pretty clear that they will cancel the Wii U version completely or at least not invest as much money into it as it's developed in another studio than the other versions and also that it comes a few months later which basically kills most of the possible sales for the game on the platform.



Kolzig commented on Nintendo and Retro Studios Speak on Resistance...:

As I've said before, the only thing Nintendo needs to do on Android and iOS is an app that combines the eShop for remote purchases on 3DS and Wii U and Miiverse app. As a bonus they could make some sort of Mii creator functionality into the app and then you could send those characters to your or friend's Wii U/3DS.

They don't need to do anything else on mobile. As someone said before, Pokemon is the only franchise that could work on mobile, but it would need to be some sort of lightweight game or app since phones and tablets are not really usable for any games that require precision inputs, touch screen buttons are horrible.



Kolzig commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

What is a waste of time is reading anything about Tyrone Rodriguez and Nicalis since they are so amateurish and inable to release anything Europe.

It will be the final nail to his company's coffin if he doesn't even release 90's Arcade Racer in Europe even though it's a Greek game.



Kolzig commented on Interview: Takashi Tezuka on Bringing Yoshi's ...:

Loved the SNES original and the DS Yoshi game.

Will be fun to see how will this new one turn out to be like.

But I do have to say that those hand drawn style graphics on 1080p on Wii U would've looked greater than the "tiny" 3DS & XL screen. This should've maybe been better as a Wii U project.



Kolzig commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

Was hoping to get more heroes in like in the style of the Justice League, but this one is for PC like the previous Batman games from Rocksteady so no big loss here.

Though I am interested in buying Arkham City for a second time since the Wii U version has some interesting stuff added to it and also it can be bought new for like 10€ now.



Kolzig commented on Pokémon Link: Battle! Is Priced for Next Week...:

NES Remix actually is fair, but this seems not. The pricing should be more adjusted based on the exchange rates.

14.99 usd in eur is 10.92 so that is one very rare case where Europe actually get something cheaper than North America.



Kolzig commented on Platinum: Nintendo Has Been The "White Knight"...:

Except there won't be since Nintendo is the publisher.

Definitely going to buy this day one, first game was so insane fun even though a bit on the otaku side on some themes.

Also The Wonderful 101 is a great game that should've sold a million. I just don't understand what games are the +5 million Wii U owners buying if a quality 2nd party dev game like The Wonderful 101 doesn't sell tons and tons of copies.



Kolzig commented on Video: What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like...:

Xenoblade Chronicles and Skyward Sword on Wii U with 1080p/60fps would be quite something. Would definitely buy both.

Same with Last Story and Pandora's Tower.

Or alternatively and cheaper solution would be to release a system update that would make it possible to launch Wii disc games straight from Wii U without going to the Wii mode and then upscaling the games to 720/1080p.



Kolzig commented on KnapNok Games and Nifflas Collaborating on Wii...:

That looks just awesome. I own all of Nifflas' games on PC and just last week made my first dual purchase since I already had Knytt Underground on PC, but I just felt the need to buy it also on Wii U.

This will be exciting times when Affordable Space Adventure gets released. There's just that something special magic in all Nicklas Nygren games.

Nifflas has always had an eye on Nintendo platforms, he also wanted to make a Wiiware version of NightSky, but the darn space limit of Wiiware 50mb stopped that. He did however release the magnificient little game on 3DS eShop later so all that development didn't go to waste.

On homebrew front, his old Knytt Stories has also been ported to DS, and it works great. :-)



Kolzig commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

This will actually be quite bad for the upcoming DS releases on Wii U (and 3DS).

If/when they release games like Mario Kart DS and Metroid Prime Hunters, those games will be gimped since there is no online available for those...



Kolzig commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Com...:

Haha, keeping up with the usual Atlus release dates. Again coming 6-7 months later to Europe.

SMT4 is next month six months after the North American release so if they keep up with the usual release schedule it should arrive in March or April to Europe...