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rjejr

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#3

rjejr commented on Level-5 Confirms Some Handsome 3DS eShop Festi...:

@sinalefa - "Some bonus levels are only available if you 100% the game"

Are those the same levels that open w/ the SM3DW save or different ones? I can see my kids going for 100% in this, I'll just look to beat every level I can.

Yes, my kids have it good, maybe too good. I just gave my youngest a $10 eShop card and he told me he'ld rather have a PSN card for his Minecraft Skyrim pack :-( My oldest was happy as he blurted out something about "Pushmo World" as soon as he saw it. And yes my wallet suffers, but I'd rather it suffer for my kids than the government, my annual real estate tax bill is due next week for $. Why my town decided to mail out that bill every mid-December I'll never know. My kids are good though, they give a bunch of their money to school for charity and spend it on each other and other family members .Could be worse.

Have a Happy Merry week. :-)

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#4

rjejr commented on Level-5 Confirms Some Handsome 3DS eShop Festi...:

@sinalefa - "Very story oriented so you will have to read a lot."

Hey thanks, maybe I can get it for my kid as "edu-tainment" and not have to feel guilty about it. Since its only a few hours we can all share it and not worry about losing save points once we finish.

AFM, Amillo, Pushmo World, Swords & Soldiers 2 eventually. I better ask Santa for an eShop gift card. My kids are getting $10 each for Hanukkah tonight I think, it's hard keeping the 8 nights straight sometimes.

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#5

rjejr commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@JaxonH - Technically I don't live "in" the city, I live in the suburbs on Long Island, which means either $25 to park or $20 to take the train (per person), which is why I don't go there very often. My sister's family live's in the city but I can't afford $800,000 for a 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment. Maybe if I got a job?

Prima gave us a free mini guide for Disney Infinity 2.0, I guess for redeeming a code? - so thanks again for that. I don't know anything about DI so every little bit will help. I got my youngest Sonic 06 for Hanukkah. He just wanted it for the glitches.
If you see your brother for the holdiays tell him some raving lunatic you know on the internet says he has very good taste in videogames.

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#7

rjejr commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@JaxonH - "It would tick me off owning every single Amiibo except one, ya know?"

I made a comment a few days ago saying how some people might just give up collecting amiibo if it becomes too difficult to catch'em all. (I think it just dawned on me that Ash's last name in the Pokemon tv show is Ketchum. Though surely I must have known that already, kids have been watching it for years.)

Maybe Nintendo can release the hard to get ones as "Nintendo amiibo Selects" for $25 each like the special Eon's Elite Skylanders? My kids have over 50 but probably won't be getting any of those.

Good luck w/ Lucario. I wonder if the Nitnedo store in Manhattan gets preferential treatment? I think I'll be there the day after Christmas - its near the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree which I'm assuming my 15 member family will be visiting.

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#8

rjejr commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@JaxonH - " FFXV, Kingdom Hearts 3"

Have you pre-ordered The Last Guardian? ;-) (Come to think of it I might actually have in Feb 2010 alongside GoW3 and Bayonetta 1) Sorry about your troubles, w/ GCU at BB I'm surprised you even bother shopping anywhere else. Though I guess everyone had to for Lucario, huh?

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#9

rjejr commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@Ryno So Iwata is holding all the amiibo hostage until we send Japan some more french fries? Well at least that makes sense. (Wii Mini's too, Target is out again.)

Maybe we should all just forget about amiibo and go to the movies to watch "The Interview" instead ;-)

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#10

rjejr commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@Nictendo64 - My Target had 1 Zelda in stock a couple of days ago and I didn't buy it b/c I wasn't in the mood. Went back today to see and there were 8 eight Zeldas, so I didn't buy it b/c the 8 unmotivated me. Also about 3 each Kirby, Mario, Link, Peach, Pikachu.

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#11

rjejr commented on Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pr...:

Another great Ninteod graphic - can't believe they actually acknowledged other systems exist - that I will never see anywhere else but here. These are the kinds of postes they need to have hanging up on the walls of Gamestop and Walmart and TRU. "Great games, great exclusives, what more do you want?" Hows that for a marketing slogan?

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#12

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@aaronsullivan - I think I know what you mean about too much (but its late and I'm really tired)
I got my kids LBP3 for Christmas but since I got DI2 I'm holding off on that for my sons birthday in Jan. DI 2.0, Skylanders Trap Team and Captain Toad should be enough for 3 weeks. Plus 1 of the reasons I bought into DI was due to having DI 1 free on our Wii U. Mr. Incredible, Sully and Capt Jack are all $5 each used,and I'm sure I can get them B2G1, so thats another game to play. Though Im guessing toy box mode in that one will be a step back from 2.

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#13

rjejr commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

@Luffymcduck "Starfox Assault but better"

I'm not sure I played that one. I want to say I played the demo but games didnt have demos back then. And I'm not opposed to online co-op, would be ice if Nitnedo picked up the pace in that dept, maybe I could talk some family into buying a Wii U, but I think Starfox and Splatoon need the 2 Gamepads, or a 3DS, to make offline co-op or vs fun and fair.

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#14

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@aaronsullivan - I remember that VINCNT toy though I dont think I ever had one. Maxillian is 1 of my favorite robots. Ever see "Silent Running"? Defintely not a kids movie, but Huey Dewey and Louie were memorable. The music was the least oppressive thing about it though, but it shaped my view on ecology to this day. Think I saw it on late night tv in my teens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckJBvl_uT0

Saw Zelda again in Target today, there were 8 of them (I counted) so decided not to buy it, maybe Nitnod is stocking her? And the usual few of Link, Mario, Kirby, DK, Pikachu and Peach (they all had legs).

Gotta hand it to you for your DI acumen. Disney did a good job of white boxes for DI 1 and blue for DI 2.0, but after that it seems a mess to me. So many toys only work in the "toy box" but no tin adventures. Some work in some adventures but not others. Seems somewhat confusing to me after 3 years w/ Skylanders that all seem forward compatible, just not backwards. Hulk i susable in both spidrman and Avengers so he's good, but seems like n cross-over btween Gaurdians and Avengers. Seems like a lot of work to gt my kids playing 2 playr for th adventures. I hope toy box is worth it. I won't botheryou abou tthat, I'll google it. But anyway, good on ya mate for knowing about that game, doesn't seem easy. I can just imagine a TON of flustered kids and parents Christmas morning, even if they own DI 1 already trying to figures out which toys work w/ which version and a in what scenarios. And selling Avengers starter pack separtly from the starter kit for $30 for people who boy Toy Box 2.0, it's all too much.

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#15

rjejr commented on Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - To...:

So TW drove home for the holidays and the first thing he did upon arrival was go back to work posting this? Typical TW.

I think Christmas eve in my home will see a LOT of SSBU, hopefully we can finally try out 8 player, only got up to 5 on Thanksgiving. Christmas at my parents may see some Lego LotR (got it for my nephew) and the usual Sports Resort on the old Wii. Like many people over 60 my parents play a lot of Wii Fit/Sports games but have no interest in Wii U, if they even know it exists. Day after Christmas at my sister's (3 days, 3 homes, none alone is big enough to hold the 15 of us for very long) will be Wii Sports bowling. I don't know why but everybody always plays 300 pin bowling there, that's all we ever do.

After that 3 day marathon Disney Infinity 2 on PS3 and Skylanders Trap Team on Wii U should keep the kids busy for awhile. Don't know how we'll squeeze in Captain Toad. Gonna be a battle, or a lot of Gamepad play while DI is being played.

All offline.

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#16

rjejr commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

@Luffymcduck

I didn't even know about 4 Swords Adventure, just the multiplayer game the kids got free on their 3DSs a while back. So that makes 2 games w/ this mode of Gameplay on the Gamecube and only SSB now. Which also requires a copy SSB for 3DS. Multiplayer Starfox seems like such an obvious way to do this w/ the main game on the Wii U and a free DL app on the 3DS. Couch co-op and vs. Ill actually be somewhat disappointed if they don't implement something along these lines.

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#17

rjejr commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

@Sentinator - But cards aren't figures. Nintnedo can keep making amiibo and selling them out as long as they want, as long as they keep stock low. But while low stock helps sell-outs it doesn't help them make more money. In order to make money they need to keep making plenty of stock for each and every character which they don't seem to be doing.

And saying the Feb wave is already sold out doesn't negate what I said, as we are still in the holiday buying frenzy madness, when even people who have finished all of their holiday shopping keep buying b/c they don't know how to turn it off and Christmas is 5 days away so they have to buy more even though they don't. (1 long run-on sentence to emphasize the shopping madness addiction)

The waves that get announced in Feb that go on sale in April is when we'll see how it goes.

Pokemon amiibo would sell, but I don't see Nitnedo going in that direction, even though I think they should. 20 starters, 20 Legendaries, 20 famous ones like Pikachu should get the job done, along w/ a Pokemon Snap type game.

Guess we'll see how next year plays out.

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#18

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@sinalefa - "old school Disney"

That's funny, to me those just "are" Disney. Though I always assumed the game would be called "Disney Vault" due to their DVDs. Now that they have "Disney Originals" I can live w/ that. Stitch and Merida would NOT have been my first choices though. Way way, way, down the list. I'm not a hug fan of the 80s cartoons but either Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast have better characters - crabs, fish, lobsters, teapots, cups, candelabras. Guess if I had daughters instead of sons I would know all their names.

Rikki Tikki Tavi is 1 of my favorite kid cartoons, dont think Disney ever had anything to do w/ him but some big conglomerate must own the rights. Maybe Kiplings family still has him? Here's a fun little snippet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCNDqXPg6LE

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#19

rjejr commented on North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck...:

@Captain_Gonru - Ah yes, Wii Play. I knew I had other Duck Hunt like games. Also played some bad on rails FPS type game w/ my kid, maybe Ghost Squad? Also HotD maybe.

Yeah, I can't see paying for Duck Hunt. It should unlock free if you have the dog amiibo ;-) OK, that's not really free having to buy a $13 toy, lets say it should "come included with" the $13 dog amiibo but sell for $1 otherwise.

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#21

rjejr commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

@triforcepower73 - "the next main series Mario game"

Emphasis on MAIN, nicely put. Wii U still needs Paper Mario. And at least one sports game - Sluggers, Strikers, Sports Mix. And I'd like straight up Mario RPG/action/adventure game as well, maybe w/ amiibo.

Of course they are working on next gen hardware. Either handheld or console or preferably some combination of both - the 4DU, a Wii U w/ a Gamepad to go. They are calling it Fusion. It was all the rumour rage back at the beginning of the year in January. Google "Nintendo Fusion".

Hey @damo, TW out sick today? You are unusually prolific. You didn't give him his pink slip a week before Boxing Day did you?

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#22

rjejr commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

@RainbowGazelle - I've been saying that since they were announced. And waiting and waiting. After reading this article it finally dawned on me these were never meant to be playable toys, they are just really collectibles. (see #51 for more details). If Nintendo wants to make an "amiiboland" game they would need to keep producing these, ALL of these, on a regular basis. I think theirproblem is, and maybe they are keenly aware of this - the Wii U instlal base can't support that type of production. While Nitneod was saying how great amiibo would be b/c they supported more than 1 game while the others only supported 1 what thy were glossing over was the other toys cover all systems - 120m Wii, 80m PS3 and Xbox360. Plus Gen8, so about 300 million total. The Wii U bas eis abut 10m. Yes 3DS will get support someday, but it already also has support for the other 2 as well. I'd bet most NFC toys ar euse don last gen systems so they can flood the market. So I don't know if Ninteod will make that game anymore. (sorry that was so long)

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#23

rjejr commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

@Sentinator - "Nintendo already have a brand within it."

But a brand can't survive forever on eBay resellers. At this point, these aren't even comparable to DI or Skylanders, they are more like plates from the Franklin mint. Or Tickle Me Elmo. Pet Rocks. Cabbage Patch dolls. It's all about the collecting, not about the playing like the other 2.

Here's something I recommend everyone read about this buying frenzy sure to head south once the lemming like holiday shopping season ends:

http://www.kovels.com/latest-news/10-collectibles-not-worth-collecting-anymore.html

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#24

rjejr commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

The moment they announce a card as a rplacement for a figure - say for Wii Fit Trainer or The Villager - signifying the end of toy production, the whole thing will come crashing down. And deservedly so.

Guess I Should have bought Zelda the other day after all, and left her in the box. ugh. Ugh I say.

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#25

rjejr commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

""Fun And Unique" Dual-"

Know what would be fun and unique - dual Gamepad support for couch co-op multiplayer. Or at least letus use the 3DS like in SSBU. Heck even limit it to the new 3DS. FFCC (1 Gmaecube, 4 GBA) still hasn't been done this gen.

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#27

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@sinalefa - I still don't have much interest in DI either but I own it now so I better start huh. ;-) Still seems like a weird game, more to do than amiibo, but less of a game than Skylanders. Kind of like LBP3 which I've read has a really short story mode but it's all abut level building.

I just got it for the toy box, we'll see how it goes. I think I'm asking Santa for Tinkerbell. I don't think she does anything in the game but as you know I've wanted her since she was announced, at least now I have an excuse. And Fantasia Mickey, but not the clear one, thats just weird. I still can't help but think someday there will be some collectibles to put on my shelf - Dumbo, his mouse buddy and the crow, Jiminy Cricket, Pinochio, the 7 dwarfs or at least Sleepy, Grumpy Sneezy and Doc (can never remember the other 3) Bambi and Thumper. The bear, tiger and snake from Jungle Book. Riki Tiiki Tavi would be awesome, I wonder who owns his rights? A flying chitty chitty bang bang car. I have mentioned I'm old, right?

We had the Vanelope discussion, might pick her up used. Just realized I don't even know if these characters talk in game. And sorry, I was just messing w/ you, I know you knew they were for my kids, sorry I don't always come thru clearly.

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#28

rjejr commented on North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck...:

@Captain_Gonru - "remote DL"

My favorite part of remote DL is all the games I "purchased" while a PS+ member for PS4 and Vita systems I don't yet own. (probably never for Vita)
The real best reason for remote DL would be to DL stuff while at lunch at work or school (store updates at noon my time) so its ready to play when you get home.

I think Duck Hunt is just the NES game so I wouldn't expect much beyond the crosshairs. Kind of makes you wonder though why this didn't release on Wii when Wiimotes were the controller of choice. Unless it did and I missed it.

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#29

rjejr commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

On the bright side, UK is smaller than Japan (population) but Wii U still seems to do better in UK than X1 in Japan, but I dont think anyone is writing off the X1 yet. Consumers, retailers, and Nintendo themselves, nobody seems to care aboutNintendo in UK. If Nintendo cared -in the slightest - Captain Toad would not have been scheduled to release in early Jan. That was just so wrong. At least DKCTF got pushed back to Feb.

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#30

rjejr commented on Matters Of Import: Collectible Badge Centre Br...:

When does the Wii U get a Home menu theme? And why isnt there a screen like that badge screen on the Wii U where people can show off all the amiibo they've purchased and leveled up? I can't understand why the company that invented the Pokedex doesnt have an amiibodex app or screen on the Wii U. Its like Nintendo heard all those stories about Sony putting a trophy room in Home and therefore decided it would be a great idea to follow in their footsteps and never create thst room for amiibo. (For those who dont know Google Home trophy room, something should pop up. It was the first thing Sony promised for Home but it never happened.)

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#31

rjejr commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

@JaxonH - Maybe Nitneod can't make a horrible Zelda game but I was plenty disappointed in Skyward Sword. It was a great kids lullaby, but I prefer rock music. And I still can't get over Link never being able to fly at night, even after he was knighted. Of course the only other game I played was Twilight Princess so it is a pretty limited sample on my part. WW HD was between the 2, fun, but I think they upgraded it enough to hold my attention.

I'm llooking forward to this 1. Ever play Dragon Quest 8 on PS2? (ask your brother, I'm sure he must have) Very open world and slow going until you get to ride a lion. But you find treasure adn meet people along the way, it was fun. The horribly voiced Arc Rise Fantaia had an interesintg limited overworld that was enjoyable to play on, not huge, but fun. I don't think they can mess this up, TP and OoT (even though I never played it obviously I know about it) give me a good feeling, but I can understand peoples apprehension over ANY game these days. Drive Club, AC Unity, I hear Halo MCC had issues. The less we know, the more people worry, it's only natural.

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#32

rjejr commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

@aaronsullivan - "PS3 was built to last."

I know it's crazy, I'm buying an 8 year old console w/ 3 new ones on the market, but spec for spec I can't find a better device for the price. And I've been exhaustively searching for 3 months - I really wanted a PS TV but Sony botched that launch big time. And those streaming sticks are nice for $40 but my WiFi's iffy so I like wired. And if my 6 year old PS3 dies - I got a feeling - now I have a back up to play all my disc games. My PS2 disc collection is pretty huge but no PS2 :-(

We'll see how DI goes. Adventure packs or whatever they are called sound limited but the toy box sounds like a time eater, my kids love building their own stuff. Maybe they'll stop playing Minecraft finally :-) But Santa is leaving me a gift receipt just in case the reception is chilly, never know w/ kids. :-)

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#33

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@Drawdler I didn't like the Frozen ones, even though its a CG movie it's a cartoon in my head - hard to explain. And their chins are too angular.

And I think all the amiibo stories have been slanted a bit different - new wave, out of stock, breaking street date. Well except for yesterday (maybe Tuesday) when TW wrote his op-ed piece right after a very similar piece which gave me a feeling of deja vu commenting on the 2nd one. Fortuantley I like all of his soapbox rants so it wasn't a hardship, but I can understand why you think it's too many, but I can understand Damo's reason for postig them all also.

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#34

rjejr commented on North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck...:

@andyg1971 - Pretty much my thought. Only problem is all the people in America who travel on Christmas may not be home to DL it. :-( And I'd buy it for $1, does't have to be free. More than $1 and I'll play Boom Blocks Bash Party Back or Link's Crossbow Training.

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#35

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@sgotsch - Well Kirby does need to look like that, but my thinking is if I'm going to spend $13 anyway and I'm not really invested in any particular 1 I'd rather get 1 that didn't look like it might have come out of a Happy Meals box. Not Kirby's fault he looks that way, it's true to him, not true to my wallet ;-)

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#36

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@Drawdler - As a big Phineas and Ferb fan its first few seasons I'm actually ok w/ them. Though it makes me glad they were a cartoon and not CG.

Looking at all of them closer now it's mostly the Marvel ones I really hate. Probably b/c I grew up reading the comics in the 70s and 80s. Pirates figures aren't too bad. The Toy Story ones looks really good.

I don't know, they all look like they are made out of modeling clay to me and would melt in the sun.

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#37

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@sinalefa - For the record the amiibo were for my kids :-) I'm not that attached to any Nitnedo characters really, only 1 I can think of would be Olimar w/ a pikmin, but I can't recall seeing any that complicated yet. My 1 son bought the other Double Trouble and Sonic Boom (both wave 2) Skylanders that have side kicks. Double Trouble is really cool. I may need Tinkerbell and Fantasia Mickey for Disney Infinity. Yeah, we're getting all 3 this holiday, things are out of control in my poor house.

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#40

rjejr commented on UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Trea...:

@Grumblevolcano - Were you the one who ordered this online hoping to beat the street day w/ early delivery? Might have been Captain Gonru or Gerbwu. It was somebody who started w/ a G. Looks like they had the right idea whoever it was.

And if all these stores have this game in stock a full 2 week early they might as well sell it before the holidays. I bought 2 as presents, it just seems like a great holiday gift, all it needs is a Christmas tree level. Maybe they can DLC 1 Christmas day:-)

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#41

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

@sgotsch - That's pretty much exactly how I feel. Some are great - I bought my kids Link and Fox - but others aren't, Kirby, Yoshi even Luigi just look cheap. And overall there's something about the amiibo that's lacking to me. As good as Pitt is I think Knight Light is better, certainly the wings (if the final product looks like this photo)

http://kotaku.com/skylanders-trap-team-introduces-two-new-elements-ligh-1672147242

Disney Infinity characters I think are made to look like cheap CG animation, they are all way too smooth. My guess is they are trying to match the in game look as close as possible. And that horrible Super Hero Squad cartoon look. Mickey and Tinkerbell at least look somewhat ok, but no not as good as Skylanders and some of the finely detailed amiibo.

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#42

rjejr commented on Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fig...:

If this releases in the west before DQM2 then DQ will seem better, but it won't make this one seem worse if we play it first.

Speaking of releasing in the west, is this demo available in the west?

This looks like fun multiplayer w/ the boys but at this point STEAM might be the way to go for us.

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#43

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

"Situation Not Resolved:
The amiibo will need to be replaced.

The retailer from which you purchased the amiibo may be able to replace it. This will depend on the retailer's return policies. Nintendo cannot repair, replace, or sell amiibo directly."

Got my kid a Fox amiibo, first time trying to use it keeps giving him an error message. We finally got it to work, but I'm not happy about Nintendo not being able to repair or replace faulty amiibo.

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13337/~/amiibo-data-is-corrupted

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#44

rjejr commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

@aaronsullivan - I think I have the opposite conern about Starfox from you. Starfox 64 was just a series of levels and did nothing for me. In fact I think Ive only gotten about halfway through that game before seeing the Game Over screen. It had been so long since Id seen one - a real game over screen, not one where it says game over but then you just have to redo one fight - that I just stopped. Im guessing thats how this game will be, really short, no story worth mentioning, which is how they can get it out so fast.

I stopped playing DKTF b/c I got annoyed playing the same level over and over even though that game at least saved your spot. Never got past the 1st haunted house in SMW - I hear theres a checkpoint after that - b/c of the hard stop game over. I cant imagine in 2015 they would make a game w/ a game over, back to start, but I am expecting short and pointless. Hope Im wrong, such potential - was watching my kids playing SSBU Final Destination level today and the graphics are awesome - but Im not expecting much.

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#45

rjejr commented on Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters ...:

This is the second game I've heard about in the last few days coming out in early 2016. Can't I enjoy my holiday 2014 before thinking about 2016? Couldn't the companies have announced these before Thanksgiving? Just seems like weird timing for small companies making indie games to announce them more than a year out.

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#46

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

B/c of all the amiibo news of late I almost bought Zelda while in Target yesterday. I thought about giving it to my wife as a gift but she doesn't have any use for a $13 NFC toy she won't use. I bought her a Cynder Skylander a few years back to put on her desk at work, she likes dragons, but they were new and $7.99 back then. And she does play that game w/ me.

Gave my kids Fox and Link last night for Hanukkah, they went over well, but I'm not sure how many they'll get on their own. I think my youngest wants Bowser.

"Nintendo, in typical style, is being mysterious in terms of how we can use amiibo in 2015."

One's man's "mysterious" is another man's annoyance or SMH.

And just what gives w/ CT:TT in Jan in the UK/EU? Surely they could have had that out in time for Christmas. I bought 2 as gifts.

So much not to like about Nitnedo this holiday - adpater shortage, amiibo shortage, new 3DS in Japan and elsewhere but not the west, no SSBU Wii U bundle, no Wii U price drop - but at least for those of us who have a Wii U we at least have 1 more good year ahaed of us for games.

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#48

rjejr commented on Activision Expands Skylanders Line-Up With New...:

Hey look @sinalefa - it's the Bayonetta bundles w/ angels and demons :-) Do want.

"With amiibo proving to be something of a hit with Nintendo players"

um, I think amiibo are a hit w/ eBay resellers more than players. I bet just on Wii U Skylanders toys log a whole lot more hours than amiibo collectibles. At this point amiibo are much more collectible than playable. I can't imagine Activiion is all that worried. About Disney Infinity, yes, but not amiibo. If 700 Pokemon amiibo release then Activision will have something to worry about.

Man these sets are going to be going for hundreds of $ each on eBay, I can't even find a Kaos trap. I'm extremly thankful to Activision for releasing them Dec 26 so no child can make their parent insane asking Santa to bring what will probably be a near impossible to find item. Probably easier than the Villager though.

My kid has a birthday mid-Jan, hopefully we can find them by then.

SkylanderDad is probably sh't'n himself.

Edit - now where's my Cereza amiibo? Maybe launch/link w/ SSBU Bayonetta DLC?

Edit 2 - Watched the vid, nice to see I'm not the only one who cares about the look of NFC bases.

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#49

rjejr commented on Yo-Kai Watch: Shin'uchi Storms to Japanese Cha...:

@sinalefa - I actually had to go back and look for it. And yes it is there, but it isn't too horrible. All I really see is a Meowth (form the tv show) clone.

http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Team_Rocket's_Meowth

Obligatory - where's Wonder Flick? Seriously, the thing was all over the place in 2013, but it's been so quiet in 2014. What's the deal? I expect this from Squenix, but not from Level 5.

That DQH PS4 is awesome. Nintendo has done very little this year in Japan w/ Wii U - only MK8 bundle recently - as it focuses on new 3DS themes and face plates. Though I suppose amiibo are intended to push Wii U, but since new 3DS have NFC built in I can imagine some people deciding they don't need a Wii U for amiibo, just patience.

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#50

rjejr commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

@JaxonH - Armillo is really that good? @sinalefa Said you would talk me into it. Guess I wont even bother asking since its on sale for $4.

And I'm surprised you voted for anything over DK. B2 must be good. I voted for HW, even though those types of games have been around forever it was still different enough and really good. Of course I haven played B2 yet.