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Nintendofan83 commented on Europeans Will Be Able To Download Xenoblade C...:

I'm going to buy a physical version of this game. Does anyone remember what the Nintendo Direct said about the packs? I think Bill said you should at least get the Basic Pack? I'm down to like 7 GB's so I may just get the minimum I need for the game.

Nintendo needs better storage on their consoles.



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

I think it's pretty telling that Thomas and the NL staff felt like this editorial was needed. Gamers can be emotional and reactive so I'm sure this site, along with others, has received a lot of backlash. The truth is, Nintendo has struggled with consistency all year long and momentum has been elusive for the big N. Kirby was ok, but MP10 wasn't a good game. Splatoon was ....dare I say.....Legen.....wait for it....DARY!!! Yes, legendary! Then it was followed up with months of nothingness. All momentum gone. Mario Maker was really good but Yoshi was back to the kirby levels of OK.

With all of that being said, I am actually going to buy Mario Tennis. I'm not thrilled about some aspects of the game, but I like having more local multiplayer options in my library. Not everyone is a Kart or Smash fan and I enjoy playing with my wife and friends. Mario Tennis may never appeal to me as a single player game, but it will be fun to pull off the shelf with friends and play locally. I will probably pick this up with Xmas money. It's all about expectations.....I don't expect a lot from the game so I will enjoy what I do get.



Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

I love my Wii U! It brought me back into the wonderful world of Nintendo and I am so happy with my purchase. I have had one for 2 years and I am directly responsible for 2 other friends buying their. MK8, Splatoon and SM3DW are my personal favs on the console. HW, SMB4, CTTT and DKTF have all been highly enjoyable, too. Since I bought the Wii U, my son was born and I have decided to keep all my games for him. I may not have dusty old cartridges from the SNES for him but I have so many awesome titles from the Virtual Console that my Wii U will give him access to 25 years of Nintendo gaming. I will not be buying the NX at launch, I will happily keep my Wii U until I'm ready to move on.



Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 12t...:

A) I'm happy Nintendo Direct's are back! Nintendo took their time but got it right. I'm hopeful they will continue semi-regularly from now on.

B) They had a lot of content in this Direct. Some may have been for games we already knew, but still, they talked about 25+ games in the Direct so that was encouraging.

C) The 3DS is in great shape. 2016 will be chalk full of fantastic titles and we don't even have firm release dates for Bravely Second or the Dragon Quest games. I'm sure another Pokemon game will be around but it may not be until the fall of 2016.

D) The Wii U is clearly on it's last legs. The only new title talked about was TP:HD and that's a re-make. So far there is Star Fox, TP and Zelda U on the radar for Wii U owners. E3 2016 will most likely involve the NX now. I don't expect much for Wii U this year.



Nintendofan83 commented on Star Fox Zero Launches on 22nd April, 2016:

It's pretty clear that the overall reaction from E3 was underwhelming for Star Fox Zero and Nintendo listened. The trailer shown today has me much more interested in the game than I was previously. The delay from Nov to April probably suggests a major graphics overhaul and controls, too. The delay was announced in late Sept. (I believe) so this gives them a solid 5+ months to improve the game. I am hopeful for the game but it better be improved by the time April rolls around or this game wont do well commercially.



Nintendofan83 commented on Fire Emblem Fates Releases In North America On...:

I have never understood why gamers are so emotional and so easily offended. If you don't like what Nintendo is doing, don't buy it. It's just that simple. However, just because you think it's a scam, doesn't mean other people do. If you are a big fan of any series, you are willing to pay to play. It's a choice, people! If you don't like the content and price, save your hard earned money for something else. My first FE game was Awakening and I really enjoyed it. I have a stable life so I can afford to buy my own games. $80 for 3 games is fine for me. I personally look forward to the release date!



Nintendofan83 commented on Super Mario Maker Web Portal Arriving in December:

Anyone here listen to NVC on IGN's website? I love those guys and listen weekly. Jose and Peer have been clamouring for this for weeks! They have both said that searching for what you like is the biggest hurdle for the online community. Interestingly enough, Miyamoto-san has said the game has generated a lot more nastiness in the courses than they thought haha. It's true! Some stages and just mean haha. I think this could help casual gamers find easier levels or levels with higher completion rates. This is a smart move by Nintendo.



Nintendofan83 commented on Lucas & Next Wave Of Animal Crossing amiibo Du...:

Only Lucas for me so far. The AC amiibo look great but i'm not into that franchise and the board game coming out in December doesn't appeal to me. However, I'm interested to see what happens with the cards. I bought a few packs to check out and I thought they looked great. Interestingly enough, the packaging references compatibility with the Wii U so i'm hoping this could mean future games and not just the Festival game.



Nintendofan83 commented on Square Enix Confirms Details of Gorgeous Final...:

I am interested in playing the game but i'm not sure I need this. I have a bunch of 3DS cases and I've never been one to listen to game soundtracks. $70 for something on the 3DS seems steep. I'll just buy the regular game version and save the other money for another great game. There are about 10 3DS games I am interested in for 2016. Sweet!



Nintendofan83 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Is Rece...:

Awesome sauce! I missed out on the GC and Wii generation of Nintendo gaming. I know many don't want re-makes but I will buy this for sure! I like the darker Zelda games as a balance to the more fluff ones. Also, I'm an amiibo nut so this is win-win. Pre-order will be going up for this combo. Man, the direct today was so good.



Nintendofan83 commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

Happy Birthday Nintendo Life! Your website has helped fuel my renaissance of Nintendo gaming. Back in 2013 I decided to buy my first Nintendo console in over a decade. I was looking for feedback on the Wii U and came across your website. Once I read the review of Super Mario 3D World, I went out and bought the Wii U the next weekend. I've been a daily reader since! I can't wait for the new site and all the articles that follow.



Nintendofan83 commented on Here's a Breakdown of 3DS Software and Hardwar...:

"Nintendo intends to initiate a holiday campaign in the US that'll leverage existent best-sellers and keep their momentum going".....I wonder if this means a 'Selects' program is coming to the US? That would be great because a couple of early released games are hard to find, i.e. Star Fox 3D



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:


1) Not sure you can obviously on that one. Nintendo has pushed the e-shop a lot this generation but still decided to give out small hard drives which places cost on the consumer. I'll believe it when I see it.

2) I said retail releases were the same price. Publishers have sales all the time and that's a great time to pick up indies and VC stuff. I do that, too. Retail games launch at full price and stay full price for a long time. I'm pretty Hyrule Warriors is still $59.99 on the Canadian e-shop. Retail prices are always higher.

3) I concede your point about Steam. I didn't know how that would work out but Steam is here to stay. It's sad that the used game market could disappear because it drastically alters game collecting which is a big driver of gaming passion and memories.



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

Three problems need to be addressed by Nintendo before they can go download-digital for their 1st party, AAA games.

1.) Bigger hard drives on consoles. 32 GB's is a joke if a single game is close to 8GB's or higher. They can't expect the extra cost always be on the consumer. They already cut out power cords for the N3DS to save money

2.) Digital games need to be cheaper. Currently, an e-shop retail release is the same price as a hardcopy version of the game. If Nintendo saves on packaging, shipping and storefront space, they need to pass a long some savings to us.

3.) What about about second-hand value for games? Gamestop and EB Games offer a lot of potential value for games when you trade them in. Digital gives you nothing. What happens to the used game market?



Nintendofan83 commented on Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardwar...:

It's days like today that I am happy I bought the Animal Crossing HHD bundle from Best Buy in Canada. I don't like AC at all and I'd never use the plates it came with or the game. But I am so glad I bought the system for the different variety of plates. The regular system may release individually in NA but who knows. If those 3DS plates for SMM are released independently of that bundle, I will be importing those. I love having a regular sized N3DS to go with my N3DS XL



Nintendofan83 commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Details Revealed, In...:

Sold! The multiplayer online is what I was waiting for and that gives me enough reason to buy this game. It will be nice to have around the holidays when friends are around more. I'd like to see Shy Guy back in the game and I'd really like amiibo figurines for WaLuigi, Daisy, Shy Guy and Boo. Those 4 would be awesome! I mean, come on made Mii's in to amiibo.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Five Key Challenges Nintendo Fa...:

There are two more issues I would highlight with this article if I were the author:

1) Move on from the Wii branding in every way. No more Wii motes, no more Wii accessories and no more Wii in console names. Most people, myself included, didn't recognize the Wii U as something new for a few months. Most of the controllers are from the previous generation and the accessories, too. Just stop with that crap, Nintendo.

2) Launch titles are massively important to building early momentum for any system and brand. In the past, Nintendo launched big games with their systems but the Wii U did not get that. Zombi U ain't gonna lead the charge in sales. SM3DW was a year after launch, MK8, 18 months and SSBU was 2 years. No Metroid after 3 years and no Zelda for what may be 3.5 years. That's laughable really. Nintendo did this to themselves. If they want the NX to fly off the shelves, they need 2 high quality launch titles with a debuting shortly after.

Launch the system for the holiday season 2016 and have Zelda and a new 2D or 3D Mario game ready to launch. Then, have a Metroid game ready to rock in Q1 2017 and the NX will be in fantastic shape.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight P...:

I see both sides of the coin on this issue. For me personally, I didn't own a Gamecube or Wii so I missed out on over 10 years of Nintendo gaming. I was a PC/PS guy over that time. The remakes are fabulous for me as I get to play high quality games that I missed. I played Majora's Mask and I finally know why everyone loved it. If it didn't release on the 3DS, I probably wouldn't have played it. Same goes for Twilight or Skyward if they are released. I have never played those games. My wife isn't a big fan of 10 consoles hooked up to a TV so buying an old N64 or SNES isn't an option for me. The Virtual Console is a great fit. However (coin flips), a lot of Nintendo fans have had every console and have played all of these games. In fact, many still have the original copies (i'm jelly) and this must be anti-climatic. I often sit back and think, WOW, another remake when Zelda Wii U isn't out? For shame, Nintendo! I get that TP was a dual release, but fans already had WW to play on the Gamecube. We have had Hyrule Warriors and that is not the Zelda fix we want. I can see why people are disappointed or frustrated. I get it. At the end of the day, Nintendo is making almost all of their games now because 3rd party support is gone. They aren't taking as many chances as they once did and retro titles (new and old) give them a constant stream of revenue and that's important. I think we can expect this trend from now on. For every Ocarina of Time remake that sells 4 million copies, Nintendo can accept a new IP like Splatoon that sells 2 million. As a fans, we are going to buy both and Ninty knows that. Until we stop spending huge money on VC releases, remakes and re-masters, we can't expect them to change.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Selects Range on 3DS Has a Handsome P...:

I really hope a Nintendo Selects range comes to North America. I know there was one for the Wii because Best Buy and EB Games still have them kicking around. Its impossible to find Star Fox 3D under $70 and I only have a digital copy of ALBW from the 3DSXL I bought a few years back. I would absolutely buy both of those games.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Dark clouds around Nintendo for sure. E3 was a tough time for them, Iwata passed away at such a young age (could have been CEO another decade!) and several key titles have been delayed (Zelda, Star Fox). I'd like to see a Direct before Xmas but it seems like Nintendo is in survival mode until after the holidays. With all of that being said, I think the company will turn it around soon and 2016 is going to be a big year for them. I love the big N and I believe they have the right people to get back on track. In 2016, they will launch their first mobile games, release lots of big name games like Zelda, Star Fox, Fire Emblem and they will introduce us to the NX system. Right now though, revenue streams can't be great and investors can't always be satisfied with tomorrow, they want to be paid today.



Nintendofan83 commented on Major 3DS Games Are Heading for Discounts in t...:

I hope this comes to NA for the sole purpose of picking up Star Fox. It's a ghost in these parts and if you look online (amazon, ebay) it's like $60 for the game used!!!! Hopefully this means they re-print these games with the new packaging. As many are pointing out, it probably means 2016 will be the last year of releases for the 3DS and we could/will see hardware announcements next E3.



Nintendofan83 commented on Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I A...:

This may be due to the fact very few people were impressed with Star Fox after E3. It was their headline game and the main part of the Digital Event. I watched the stream live on this site and i'd say 75% of the reaction was "barely better than N64 graphics". Then, a lot of people at the Treehouse event complained about the controls. I'm all about great games and I would much rather wait for the game to be improved than rushed for the holiday season. That being said, Nintendo does the majority of its business from Nov-Jan and they don't have much to boost sales. Star Fox was supposed to be the headliner. I'm worried for the big N. Hopefully the NX is going to launch with a bang during holiday 2016.



Nintendofan83 commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

I'm a Canadian living in SoKo and I haven't had any connection problems but Korea has the best internet in the world. I usually play after work and its all Japanese players. For a white boy, I hold my own for sure but they are often first to level up. I have been seeing Japanese players in the 40's for like a week already. I'm level 32 and that is primarily due to the fact I consistently get awesome ranked matches. Turf war is impossible to level up now. If you get a run of bad teams, you can play for hours and get likes 50 points towards a level and now it takes hundreds of points to level up. Regional servers wouldn't affect me as I would still play with the Japanese players but perhaps it would be something to investigate. Personally, I love playing with the best players.



Nintendofan83 commented on Man Goes On Quest To Buy Every Single amiibo I...:

Several things blew my mind.

1) He was able to find 52 of 57 in roughly 5 hours. Most stores in Canada have like 5 different types to choose from. And thats on re-stock days.

2) He was willing to spend about $1000 on amiibo figurines in a day. I know many of us (myself included) have spent that much, but it started 10 months ago for me so it's been spread out. That's some serious spending.

3) 4 out of the 5 he needed were wave 1 commons. WTF? Really?



Nintendofan83 commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

There better be a lot of hard drive space on the next console. The Wii U is a joke for storage and Nintendo makes people pay for ample storage. That's a bad business practice when considering they are trying to push digital downloads and the e-shop. The next console better be like 500 GB or more to warrant being disc free!



Nintendofan83 commented on Mario History: Super Mario Kart - 1992:

The gem that started it all! I'm just a big Kart fan overall and there are so many good versions. I played this the most as a kid but I also really like the N64 and Wii versions, too. MK8 is on another level with the graphics, gameplay and online capabilities. It's my favourite entry.



Nintendofan83 commented on There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon:

When will they release 3 maps at a time? The 2 maps is getting really boring considering they have about 10 great maps to choose from. Tonight I had 6 Arowana Mall's in a row and then 1 Moray Towers. Boom, right back to 3 in a row at the Mall and I had enough. I find I can't play long sessions of this game because I get bored playing the same maps over and over. It's a shame because I absolutely love the game play and graphics.



Nintendofan83 commented on Preview: Rekindling Platforming Passion in Sup...:

@-Godot This is what a slow summer will do to all of us. With virtually no news of substance since E3 (2 months ago), the summer has been crawling along for all things Nintendo. At least SMM is deep enough to analyze a lot. It would be rough if the headliner in the fall was Yoshi.

Nintendo has to do something about this window release schedule. I know they have their targets but it's either feast or famine. Nothing has released since Splatoon in late May and it's just about September. Then, we run a gambit of a monthly releases for the Wii U and 3DS. My guess is the run will take us all the way to April - May next year. Then, nothing again!



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Pranger really screwed up and he know's it. We know it, Nintendo knows it, heck the whole gaming community knows it. I'm a Middle School Teacher and I have a massive union backing me. However, if I spoke so openly about ridiculous policies conducted by my principal, school, or school district, I would also be in hot water. The harsh truth is he didn't act like a professional and he overstepped his boundaries. Nintendo has every right to protect itself and its employees from this type of behaviour. I hope the guy learns from this situation because he has a family and they need him to bounce back and take care of them. On the other flip of the coin, dealing with gamers must be so tough. We are immature, emotional, hypocritical, angry, unsatisfied and down right nasty sometimes. Even though Pranger brought this upon himself, Nintendo is sure dealing with a firestorm over this. It will go down as more negative PR for a company who's been struggling of late.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

The Wii U has released games a turtle's pace for years. It just sucks. Don't give me the e-shop as an example of games coming out because I didn't buy the system for indy games. I'm sorry if that's not what some want to hear but as a customer, I want packaged games not e-shop stuff. Normally I would suggest limiting some games to 1 per generation but there has to be a point when Nintendo gets more content out there. Pokemon X/Y and then ORAS for the 3DS was a great example of how it can work. I'm not sure Smash could work because the characters affect the game much more than the stage does. A year Smash would become stale. However, Mario Kart is all about the stages and modes. In theory, you could release a new Mario Kart with all new stages and it would be a fresh game. Even if it had similar anti-gravity as MK8. Heck, you would get a lot of people to buy a spin off MK that had a proper battlemode with battle stadiums/stages. Price it like Captain Toad and Kirby RC and you'd get a lot of people to buy that. As the guy says, each franchise is different but Nintendo needs to turn up the production speed. Not every game is this amazing masterpiece like people think when talking about the Wii U. Some games are OK and we still wait months between releases. This fall will be the first time in ages where I will be happy to buy a new game each month starting in Sept with Mario Maker. More games, more DLC, just......more stuff. It feels like there is such a big gap between content with Nintendo products.



Nintendofan83 commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates...:

Yoshii's Wooly World has sold a pitiful 50,000 copies in Japan. Hey Nintendo, thanks for spending 20 minutes during the direct on that game. It clearly made a difference! I'm very worried for that game. Cuteness wins over in Japan much more than elsewhere. That game may end up like DKTF, great platformer but zero sales.



Nintendofan83 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Bundle and Specia...:

Enjoy my European amiibros!! Yet another awesome LE headed your way that probably wont end up in North America. That's Super Mario Maker, Fatal Frame and now Xenoblade. Make sure you grab those sweet editions. To all of us in North America, just remember that Nintendo hates us and Star Wars Battlefront is coming out in November for PS4 and XB1. At least I can get that LE =)



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Is Planning Its Own Loot Crate-Style ...:

I'm jelly my British amiibros! Nintendo really needs better services like this in the US/Can region. We are more than 50% of their global sales yet we don't have an online store like the UK and we have a fraction of the goodies Japan gets. Come on Nintendo, show us some love and take my money! I'd try this out for 3 months to see how it goes for sure.



Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

The first 6 months of the NX will be crucial for its long term success. The Wii U didn't have any big names at launch and it took a year for the first true AAA title (SMW3D) to come out. Then AAA titles slowly leaked out with months in between. The Wii U wasn't marketed well and it took almost 2 years after launch before we saw a roster of games like Mario Kart, Smash, 3D World etc. While I am sad that my Wii U will be skipped over for some key franchises, I hope they will be front and centre for the NX. If the NX came out at holiday 2016, I would hope by summer 2017 there would be a new Metroid, Zelda, Animal Crossing and Mario game. Nintendo has to have a mix of AAA games and solid third party titles for the first 6 months of launch. IF not, the NX will follow the Wii U and Nintendo will be the 3 little brother for good.



Nintendofan83 commented on This Lovely Mario New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate...:

I love my red N3DS XL but I think I would still buy a white N3DS if it ever came to North America. I just love all those friggin' faceplates! It's been hard to see everyone get awesome hardware and be left out. Europe is now getting Super Mario Maker LE's and Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer LE's. WE GOTS NOTHING YO!



Nintendofan83 commented on Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August:

Nintendo has followed through with their promise for lots of content updates. I wasn't sure why the game launched with so little content but I guess Nintendo wanted to keep people hooked? Splatoon is getting the AAA treatment from Nintendo and I bet it's an IP that's here to stay. Probably already working on a template for the NX.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

It pains me to agree with this editorial but I'm beginning to change my attitude towards the Wii U. Truth be told, I wanted a PS4 in Nov 2013 but couldn't get one so an EB Games employee talked me into the Wii U. I spent the first year frustrated that I couldn't play anything outside of Nintendo's scope of influence. I enjoyed the games but I felt incomplete. Once I bought a PS4, I actually began to appreciate my Wii U more. Not everything on the PS4 is great and many games are just "meh" to me. I own about 10 Wii U games and all of them are an '8' or higher to me but I can't say the same about all of my PS4 games. I really love my Wii U and I'm looking forward to the final 18 months of its life. In the end, I will own 20 excellent games that I will keep for a long time. Just wait, the Wii U will be highly collectable and people will speak highly of the games. With all of that being said, Nintendo will always be my second console from now on. The big N does not treat third parties with respect, they are too secretive with their tech and they are hard to work with. I can't survive on feel good games for my gaming fix. Play Station has won out for me and I will always have that as my main system. I may buy the NX after a year and once it has a good backlog of games for me to play.



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

This game will sell millions upon millions of copies but I doubt its going to move the needle on Wii U sales. Nintendo's E3 put an end to all Wii U sales. They will snag some casual fans, sure but a lot of people know the Wii U wont be serviced much in the future so I don't expect a big bump in hardware sales. Most of the people who will love this game already own a Wii U. I think this game will end up like MK8 and SSBU and have a extremely high attach rate, probably something like 1 in 3 system owners will pick up this game. I am excited for the game but I doubt I'll make any levels lol.



Nintendofan83 commented on Don't Worry, Samus Will Be In Metroid Prime: F...:

Miyamoto-san and his generation of game developers must love that they missed the internet during their early creative days. It's rough sledding in the 21st century with the net and social media. Those poor guys must read or hear awful stuff. Personally, I'm passing on the game as it isn't for me, but to suggest the game should stop development or that creative types shouldn't be creative, is just silly. Peeps are too worked up about this game. Show them how you feel with your wallet. Don't buy the game or buy the game. In the meantime, don't be so nasty!



Nintendofan83 commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

Personally, I rarely use backwards compatibility. You can buy a Wii for $75 used and it will play last gen games for when you get the inkling. Backwards compatibility should be given up so the system has more power, attracts more third-party support and costs less. The Wii U had a very weak line up and Mr. Iwata knew that. Having Wii games available was important at launch. After E3, Reggie said the NX would have better launch titles and its a known fact Nintendo discussed and showed the NX to third party companies. I think they have learned the mistakes of the Wii U and the NX will be conceived in a different way. With all of that said, I love my Wii U and I wont be a day one NX customer. I will continue to buy Wii U games until the library of NX games is worthy of buying. I suffered through long release days on the Wii U; not soing that again!