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Fri 21st December, 2012

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Kroisos commented on First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It Wit...:

There's an article on that states XC 3D has a jukebox mode that works even while the system is asleep; it includes a screenshot that clearly states "Manage Streetpass." So they're doing something; just no idea what.



Kroisos commented on Hollow Knight Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii...:

I'm quite excited about this. I first heard of it just a few days ago and was hoping they'd hit the stretch so I could pledge. It may be hard to tell the caliber of gameplay, but I absolutely love the art direction.



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

@WingedSnagret They probably know more than you think. The demand for Marth comes from the small but very vocal minority found on sites like this. It doesn't represent the market as a whole. Nintendo will make more money by focusing on more popular characters instead of chasing the profits of those exploiting the resale market.



Kroisos commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween ...:

I'll be sitting in my apartment, happy that no little rugrats, or kids who are too old to go trick or treating, can knock on my door, rocking Bayonetta 2. When the Gamepad is about dead, I'll grind for a few levels in Bravely Default, so I can power through the endgame.



Kroisos commented on Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited ...:

As much of a fan of the Etrian series as I am, between the cost of this edition, not having played all the Etrian titles fully, not having played any Persona titles before, and having an RPG backlog a few dozen deep, I have to pass on this title. It is appealing, to be sure, and my gut tells me to get it, but this is one of those times my head needs to overrule.



Kroisos commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (North America):

I consider everything Platinum has done to be enough of a demo for me; I don't need another one to convince me Bayo2 is a day one purchase. (Although it may not be a day one play if I'm still completing Adventude More in Hyrule Warriors.)



Kroisos commented on Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - We...:

I may buy this day one simply because my backlog is large enough that many games I put off buying because I won't play them immediately I end up never buying, because something new comes along, or I get the urge to finally get around to some game I do own, or more often both. Of course day one in NA is also Bayo2 day, and I might not want to drop 100 bucks.



Kroisos commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I pledged for Nefarious, and it was ridiculous watching the totals change over the last few hours. I could hardly watch, and I was just a backer.

I'm still on the fence about Warlords, not because I'm not interested, but because with two of the other Kickstarters that have been funded, and a significant number of major releases from last week to the end of this month, my gaming budget is pretty much shot. On the flip side, I think I've already bought enough games for 2015 and 2016, so at some point by budget will return to normal levels.



Kroisos commented on Book Review: Boss Fight Books - Super Mario Br...:

Quite timely from my perspective--I just started (re)playing the game two days ago. I've had quite enough of the NSMB series the last few years, and thought I was burnt out on 2D platformers, but I had too much fun with Shovel Knight for that to be true. I just needed a break from the mainline 2D Mario titles. SMB2, however, is quite far from the mainline, so I'm using it to cleanse my palette--quite enjoyably, I might add--and I'll eventually come back to SMB3, SMW, and the rest.



Kroisos commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

I take that tweet as meaning it's Nintendo's decision if and when to announce anything, and that they're abiding by that. Also, if you say '"no" whenever the answer is no, and "we have nothing to announce" when the answer is yes, people will pick up on that pattern, so I also assume there's nothing to be read into non-answers either way.



Kroisos commented on Review: The Keep (3DS eShop):

This is exactly the type of review I was looking for before buying this. Since, to my shame, I haven't played all the Etrian titles yet, I have plenty of quality dungeon crawling available to me; so more of the same doesn't cut it, in part because I just don't have enough time for more of the same. But I can find the time to crawl in ways I haven't done before.



Kroisos commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

I played the original recently enough that I will jump right in to Bayo2, although I'll play this a bit; I want to see Daisy Bayo in action, and I'm curious to compare PG's work to the infamous PS3 version.



Kroisos commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):

Sim gaming is one genre that is heretofore haven't gotten into, so I may give this a go. I'd also considered RF4, but I think the mix of elements in this title would be more interesting to me.



Kroisos commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

A) I'll still be playing Bayonetta 2. B) I decided long ago I was never getting this game, on any system, whenever it launched.

But yeah, this is one of the stupidest decisions I've ever seen, even if you give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they know they're going up against Smash half a year late and don't think it will affect sales.



Kroisos commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

I'll get this not on day one, but on the day the first game that requires it is released in the US.

And I really really really really hope it ends up being in a Xenoblade bundle. Anybody got 200 hours I can borrow?



Kroisos commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Sony will eventually produce enough exclusive content to make a PS4 worthwhile, so when they do that will be my second console. The Bone has exactly one exclusive that looks interesting to me, and even Kamiya isn't good enough to make a game worth buying a console just for. I'd get a PC but I won't pay that much money for high ends I don't care about, or for something I'd have to configure and program myself. But none of them are necessary now, because the vast majority of 3rd party content right now looks like dull, spiritless gameplay dressed in flashy graphics.



Kroisos commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

I personally agree with the "breaks the magic" comment; those who don't feel that way will have an opportunity to modify their game in a way which doesn't affect gameplay. But an Ubisoft employee telling Nintendo to be careful about what they do mere days after their CEO ticked off legions of their fans shows that they just don't get it. You know what also shows they don't get it? The non-existence of Beyond Good and Evil 2.



Kroisos commented on Night Trap ReVamped Developer May Flip-Flop on...:

I don't believe they ever held a grudge. They probably figured they would get the most publicity by playing up their game's history and having it generate more news, or click-bait, depending upon your point of view. It seems to have worked--they're getting more discussion than they would have by just launching the Kickstarter.



Kroisos commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I've made no decisions, but Hive Jump and A Rite to the Stars are on my radar.

One game you forgot is Aegis Defenders, which has hit the main goal and has plenty of time to hit the Wii U stretch goal. It also fits in perfectly with the Kickstarter/crossover theme of the new NF Magazine, as the newest and bluest of 8 bit characters will be unlockable.



Kroisos commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

There are enough good games for any taste, both on Wii U and especially for Wii, that what is a drought of new software should be looked at as a chance to catch up on backlogs. There's a reason, after all, that "backlog" is a part of every gamer's vocabulary; I certainly have never heard film buffs, music lovers, or readers speak about what they have yet to get to in quite the same way.

I for one am excited that I'm not looking forward to much upcoming on 3DS, and that the number of games coming out for Wii U within the next year seems manageable enough that I might actually get to play them all, and spend enough time with them in doing so. I could never buy another game and it would be years before I ran out of new content.



Kroisos commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

What I personally think Nintendo is doing best right now is making the content coming to Wii U as enticing as possible. They are essentially going it alone, with a handful of 3rd party support like Platinum and Valhalla that they are directly involved with, so the range of content is restricted compared to PSBone; but I find the content more appealing, and that more of the titles from this smaller set of options are must-haves. I don't feel as excited for the entire upcoming libraries of the other consoles as I do for just Hyrule Warriors, Bayo2, and Smash individually. Even Captain Toad looks more interesting than most 3rd party titles, and it's only going to get better next year.



Kroisos commented on Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculi...:

I hope that everyone expect for the large donators who are clearly in on it with them wise up and cancel their pledges, leaving Areal to pay the Kickstarter fees out of their own pockets, because I'm guessing their associates will want all of their money paid back. In one of the updates they gave an "explanation" for why they are raising money without gaining backers: apparently a number of people created two accounts, pledging with both, so that when someone else pledges they can cancel one and keep the total from rising. Completely believable.



Kroisos commented on Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Ch...:

Mostly I play Daisy because she's my favorite, and my setup is as close to average in all stats as I can get because the most important thing to me is how easy it is to drift around corners; everything else is secondary. I have such a difficult time with bikes that I don't bother with them (making them stay difficult but I don't care, even though Daisy does look sexy in the bike suit, so maybe I'll try a few more times), and the heaviest characters are also too difficult for me to handle, and also not worth taking the time to find setups that work (and Bowser will never be sexy, so I won't try a few more times). Honestly, there's so much luck involved in winning full races, and I'll never be good enough to compete in worldwide time trials, that playing the combo I like most is better than playing the one I'm best at.



Kroisos commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Dr...:

I haven't gotten this yet simply due to the size of my backlog, and the $30 price tag had nothing to do with that. Given that it was a full retail release that would have been $40 had it been physical I thought the $10 discount for being download-only was more than fair. Apparently the market disagrees, or never got the memo that it's not just a typical download title, so I understand why the price is coming down. I just hope enough people buy it at this new price so that this isn't the only title of its kind to come over.



Kroisos commented on Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says D...:

No More Heroes and MadWorld are two of my favorite Wii games. Both are ridiculously over-the-top killfests from developers with strong, unique personalities. Devil's Third can be described the same way, so it is automatically on my radar. Perhaps Itagaki won't be to my taste like Suda and Platinum, but I'm eager to find out.



Kroisos commented on Princess Daisy Costume Confirmed For Bayonetta:

@DiscoGentleman I would love Super Princess Daisy, but I don't think it will ever happen. Daisy is my favorite character in the Mushroom Kingdom, but since Nintendo creates gameplay first and then fits characters to it (see Mario Kart, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Splatoon), they won't create a Daisy game just to give her one. I don't get why so many people hate her, but she is under-developed, so I'd like to see Nintendo correct that. I'd start with having Luigi rescue her instead of Mario in Luigi's Mansion 3, only with the twist that after Luigi beats King Boo we find out that Daisy had escaped on her own and was waiting impatiently for him to show up.