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Nintendofan83 commented on PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work ...:

Transformers Devastation had a so-so storyline but fighting as an 80's cartoon autobot was surreal! The action in that game was a lot of fun and the fighting style was the best part, really. Platinum Games are a AAA studio in my mind. Happy 10th year guys and gals! Keep up the good work.



Nintendofan83 commented on Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of ...:

Splatoon is an awesome game. I played it religiously for the first 6 months. It's midterm season for me so I can't play much these days but I really loved that game. It's my favourite Wii U game behind MK8 and Hyrule Warriors. I hope there is a new version released for NX in the future.



Nintendofan83 commented on Capcom Is Bringing Mario Party To Japanese Arc...:

@Socar don't forget that Capcom owns Monster Hunter and Ace Attorney which are series exclusives to Nintendo consoles. They also own Street Fighter which would be nice to see back on a Nintendo home console. Street Fighter V is an exclusive for the PS4 coming this month. Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Ace Attorney and Street Fighter are some premium names.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One ...:

@RandomBlue Yes, I was poking fun at complainers. That was pretty clear. At the end of the day, it's all how you view the game. If you view the game as a single entry costing $100, then of course you are going to be pissed. However, Nintendo is approaching it as three different games connected to one arch. It's very similar to how Blizzard approached SCII. Each race had their own expansion and it put the value of the game well over $120.00 Playing as the Hoshido or the Noor give you a different "race" or experience. Different characters, different story, different sounds like a different game to me. If you are satisfied with different Pokemon games, I don't see how you can be so critical of the same principal being applied to these games. But as I said above, it's how you view the game. Diehards are going to complain about anything and everything. They always want the perfect game. But you don't have to buy anything you don't like. If you are concerned about the cost, only buy 1 version and send a financial message to Nintendo. Perhaps that will be lead to differences in the future. Video games cost an enormous amount of money to make so none of us should be surprised by companies milking them for all they can. It's the reality of the gaming world now a days. One last remark. I believe you can buy the other versions through the e-shop for $20 after you have one at full price. So $80 for all 3 stories isn't too bad. Heck, that's the price for a big budget Wii U game after taxes or a new PS4 or XB1 game.



Nintendofan83 commented on Nintendo Outlines Details of DLC Map Pack One ...:

DLC is optional! Don't support it and Nintendo will reconsider based on sales. I didn't buy one single piece of DLC for FEA and I really enjoyed the in-box story that I got. There are different releases for this game but only the first 6 chapters are the same. They are going to be different games. I'm not planning on buying any of the DLC but I will buy Conquest and Birthright. Franchise brand power is important. When Nintendo releases two versions of a Pokemon game, people don't complain. They often buy X and Y, Alpha and Omega etc. Fire Emblem isn't mainstream enough so the diehards and crazies are more opinionated and bitchy lol. It's kinda funny to see some of the comments about optional content you don't need to buy haha.



Nintendofan83 commented on Video: Collecting Every Wii Game Is Difficult,...:

Anyone else notice all 7 Wii U console bundles on the top of that shelf? I saw a white console release, NSMBU, SM3DW, Splatoon, Mario Marker, MK8 and perhaps a Nintendo Land bundle. I wish I had of bought that MK8 bundle with the wheel and remote. That's a great looking box.



Nintendofan83 commented on Hands On: Finding Work and Adventure in Bravel...:


My guess is the repetitiveness of the story. For a few hours of gameplay, you feel like you are reliving the same experiences and it seems tedious. However, its important to the storyline and you'll understand as you finish. I loved the game once I completed it but for a while, I couldn't quite understand what was happening.



Nintendofan83 commented on Hands On: Finding Work and Adventure in Bravel...:

Zelda Wii U and Bravely Second for 3DS are my two most anticipated games of 2016. I didn't play TP for GC or Wii so that's actually a brand new Zelda for me so I could get two new Zelda games this year. That's pretty stellar. I wasn't sure if I'd like Bravely Default (the name threw me) but once I got 10 hours in, I became massively hooked. I ended up logging over 100 hours into the game and I can see myself doing again with this game. HYPED!!!!



Nintendofan83 commented on Rumour: Intelligent Systems Is Working On New ...:

This may be revealed through a Nintendo direct sometime in the next few months. It's already been 2 months since the last one. The Wii U lineup is looking very thin and filled with games we already know a lot about (TP, Fox) so adding another name to the line up will surely help.



Nintendofan83 commented on Video: Bravely Second: End Layer Story Trailer...:

This is a day 1 buy and play for me. I often buy games but I'm not in the "mood" to play them right away. It's nice having a choice of what I want to play. However, I loved Bravely Default and put in 100+ hours into that gem. This is my most anticipated 3DS game this year and my second game overall (behind Zelda Wii U). My Ba'als are tingly!!!



Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2016:

If this is the last year for Wii U games, I'll be happy as long as I get Zelda. If Zelda is the headliner, everything else looks better. I plan on buying Zelda Wii U, Twilight Princess, Star Fox, and the Rio Olympics (I like those games, they are simple and fun). Throw in 1-2 unannounced games and that's a decent haul. That would put my Wii U library up to 20 games. That's enough to make me a satisfied customer with my purchase and more likely to buy an NX.

The 3DS has an amazing line up of games this year! Can't wait for the steady stream of releases from Jan -Aug.



Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: Our Staff's Hopes and Dreams for Nint...:

1) A dual release of Zelda on Wii U and NX - everyone is happy and the new console can launch during the 2016 holidays with a true system seller.
2) Club Nintendo's replacement and unified account ready to carrying over from Wii U to NX - it's been months now that no rewards are collected for buying new products. Also, I don't plan on re-buying games I already have some don't screw me over Nintendo!
3) A truly interactive Amiibo game - Something in the vain of Infinity or Skylanders. Maybe a few other Zelda amiibo's like Impa, Darunia, etc.
4) One final year of some great Wii U games - I did not play Twilight Princess so I am looking forward to playing that in March. Starfox also looks to be an improving title I will play. But what else is there? A surprise or something new would be great. If 2016 is the Wii U's swan song, I'd love to add a couple of more games to my library. 20 good-to-great games would make me a satisfied customer despite the slow trickle of releases.
5) More N64 games and Gamecube games on the e-shop! N64 was my favourite console and I don't want to collect the cartridges (I don't have the space for it). Owning some of my favourites from that system would be incredible. Wave Race and 1080 are on the way (day 1 buys for me) and I see Japan got Mario Kart 64). I'd love to see Smash and Goldeneye added, too. I'd be able to play all my favourites without having dusty old cartridges.

It's a big list, I know. But Nintendo provided a lot of low moments this past year so my hopes are larger this year. Come on big N!



Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: 2015 - A Peculiar Year of New, ...:

2015 was all about highs and lows; albeit more lows =(. The year started off with the amiibo crisis and shortages that plagued stores and fans. Then the momentum went high with the N3DS, Majora's Mask and MH4U releasing in Feb. Mario Party 10 sucked and momentum seemed to dip again. Splatoon rocked my world and for no other reason, I will be fond of 2015 because of this game. I hope they are working on Splatoon 2 for NX. The summer dragged on and the E3 direct was pretty disappointing. Then momentum ramped up for Mario Maker. Then the fall brought disappointing games (Tennis, Festival) and delays. 2015 was all over the place!! Nintendo needs consistency. Good games for the 3DS are being released, a few solid Wii U titles, lots of amiibo sales, a solid E3 and a 2016 holiday line up featuring NX, Zelda (for both systems) and 1 other Wii U game.



Nintendofan83 commented on Analysts Weigh in on Nintendo's Successes and ...:

I started with the Amiibo line back in Nov 2014. They are 100% collectibles for me. I rarely scan them into games and I only trained about 3-4 of my original Amiibo figures in Smash. I have a Link, Mario, Marth and Villager trained up and thats it. The rest are just high quality collectibles at a reasonable price. I'm completely ok with that. My Disney 3.0 Star Wars figures are different. I use those in the game all the time. They also look good, too =)



Nintendofan83 commented on Splatoon Developers on the Future of Splatoon ...:

I was satisfied with the game at launch. It was so unique, so 'fresh' and something new that I was hooked from the beginning. The additional content only increased my enjoyment. Splatoon should be here to stay and I hope once the DLC stops in January, the development team gets some vacation and then starts working on Splatoon 2 for the NX!



Nintendofan83 commented on Bravely Second End Layer Is Coming To Europe I...:

I hadn't played a true JRPG in a while prior to playing Bravely Default. The game play, the mechanics, the music.....just everything rocked me. I put in 100 + hours into that game this past summer and loved every moment. This will be a day 1 purchase and play for me.



Nintendofan83 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Earns Modest UK Chart P...:

This game looks fantastic but who is going to buy it outside of adult gamers? As a holiday release, it can't be attractive to parents or children. Mario Tennis is terrible in comparison but I wouldn't be surprised if it sells more than XCX by the end of the holiday season. Nintendo is a mess this year. Hopefully they will be relevant in 2016.



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.