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RainbowGazelle

RainbowGazelle

Recovering

Male, 20, United Kingdom

I used to love Sega, then bought a PS1. I got a PS2 and thought "Hey this is quite fun". My brother wanted Smash Bros, only on Wii. We split the cost between us, it was fine by me. Now I love Nintendo, its DSes and Wii U. So here I am on Nintendo Life, to join other fans too.

Joined:
Wed 24th April, 2013
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RainbowGazelle

#3

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

So Bravely Default and Layton 6 came out only in America this year, so they're on the list. Rune Factory 4 came out in Europe this year, but it's nowhere to be seen. Same goes for SMT 4. I'm seeing some obvious bias towards America here (surprise, surprise).

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#4

RainbowGazelle commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

@Quorthon I know. It makes no sense. Here in the UK you still see Xbox One ads running all the time on TV and online. PS4 not so much, but they sponsor football on ITV. Every time there's an ad break, BAM: "Sponsored by PS4". They keep the PS4 and XBox One constantly in people's minds. Everyone is aware they exist. Nintendo just hasn't bothered to try and put the Wii U or 3DS on people's minds. We used to get 3ds ads, but they're pretty much gone now, too.

The perfect advertising opportunity for Wii U in October was Bayonetta 2. It got amazing reviews from all over. Nintendo should have been marketing the crap out of it. Was there any advertising on TV or instore? Not one bit. Nintendo sent it out to die, just like every other Wii U game pretty much. Even with Amiibo being super popular, many people don't know they exist. Go into ASDA and you'll see shelves packed with Disney Infinity and Skylanders. I asked a member of staff if they would be stocking the Amiibo.
"What's an amiibo?" was the response I got. Nintendo haven't bothered even telling retailers what the hell they are selling. I have to actively seek out Nintendo games and amiibo from specialist stores. However, the only specialist store that actually stocks amiibo stuff is GAME. And, being the rip-off scumbags that they are, GAME are charging £14.99 for each amiibo. They've also added £5 to the price of every Nintendo game this week, just in time for Christmas!

Bottom line is, Nintendo STILL need to make people aware of the Wii U (and new 3ds games), and keep it in peoples' thoughts, but they never will. It's their own fault that stuff isn't selling in the UK.

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#6

RainbowGazelle commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

I'm sorry, but you can't keep using the eShop downloads not being counted as an excuse; the Playstation and XBox stores won't be counted either.

As for how Nintendo UK should get better sales here: How about actually ADVERTISING the bloody games.

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#9

RainbowGazelle commented on Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Delayed Into 20...:

European developers usually try and release their games worldwide simultaneously. Take Bertil Horeberg, currently developing Gunman Clive 2; he's not submitting the game to Nintendo until he has ratings back from America, Europe, and Australia. He's a one-man development team. Wayforward are a bigger developer, but clearly only care about their American fans.

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#11

RainbowGazelle commented on Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fans Fi...:

I thought fire panels were auto-kills. Or am I misremembering something?

@rjejr That's actually good for me and my brother. We can work together on completing the challenges, and custom stages are shared between our accounts. There should have been the choice though for people, like you, who don't want that.

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#27

RainbowGazelle commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@WaLzgi New things are called 'innovation'. I thought Nintendo was supposedly about that. It doesn't change the fact that there is no logic to saying that Sonic has been crap for ages when it's only 1 out of 4 games.

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#30

RainbowGazelle commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

@Wouwter God, leave @BLPs alone. I think he makes pretty good points. This site shows a very worrying trend of "If you like Sonic, we'll have to remind you how crap he is" or "You're not allowed to say you dislike Mario". I personally agree with him that Nintendo has done nothing with Mario, or most of their franchises, for years. The soapbox article makes good points, but totally ignores the handheld games which were usually pretty good. Sega tried different ideas on the DS, rather than 'New Super Mario 5000', or 'Mario Kart Again'. Yes, Sega should have realised what was good and built on it more, but at least they've tried to do something new. As far as I'm concerned, the last 3 Sonic games developed by Sonic Team have been good. This is one misstep by a third party company, and suddenly Sonic has always been crap recently? Let's see what Sonic Team does next, then if that's crap, we'll agree Sonic is going downhill again.

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#32

RainbowGazelle commented on Nintendo Secures Plenty of Nominations in The ...:

And the best handheld game of the year (Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright) isn't even on the list. Then again, I can't say I'm surprised. These are the awards that voted New Super Mario Bros. U as being better than The Last Story in 2012.