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Wed 26th June, 2013

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Samurairu commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For Eu...:


Hi, I was being sarcastic, that's why I put sarcasm after the post. Nintendo has used this pathetic veil of them watching out for children as justification for some inappropriate ways they have treated me. This is their standard line they tow when you talk to them.

I personally think it's the parents job to watch their children, not mine, yours or Nintendo's. If that's too hard for them, maybe they shouldn't have had kids. We should all be able to make our own choices on unimportant issues like this and not be restricted by companies like Nintendo pretending to care for the children when it suits them.



Samurairu commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

The solution for the customer is simple, but no one is listening, reading or caring about the customer. Sell prior to manufacture and make to order. Why aren't they doing this? I'd guess they're making more money living off the scalpers. In the end, no company cares about their customers any more, it's all bottom line for shareholders and richie rich,

The only way to fix it, is to show some discipline as consumers and refuse to get sucked into believing a piece of plastic or digital code is somehow a finite resource to be valued.



Samurairu commented on Reaction: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impres...:

Original language vs Dub should be a moot point.

Your personal preferences and cultural biases are valid points of view, but none of them will change others preferences or biases.

It's about choice and removing choice in something like this, is never good.

Let people choose what they want is the point.



Samurairu commented on Reaction: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impres...:

No Japanese audio.... argh, I'm not sure I'm going to get this now. I cannot stand the English dub and the Japanese audio was one of the things which drew me to this game.

Just get rid of region locking so the choice is back in the gamers hands vs some executive who only cares about keeping things easy.



Samurairu commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

Would the story about the kid be just as touching if the kid in the story was replaced by a 30 something, unshaven guy who still lives in his parents basement and really wanted that amiibo because they truly enjoy it as a pure fan? Maybe that guy got screwed out of the last one at Walmart because they were holding it for some kid. Good stories are always tainted by closed minded tunnel vision.



Samurairu commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:

I don't know about everyone else, but when I'm playing a game, I don't pause it to check out the detail, so these side by sides do nothing for me. I do sometimes notice poor graphics for a brief moment, but if the game is good... it's brief. Then it's time to play. This is one of my favourite games of all time and the first game EVER that I will buy another copy of.

I'm just surprised and disappointed you can't preload it on the eshop.



Samurairu commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

Miniaturization costs are the only thing preventing this from being a reality. That is why I think the next console should be a hybrid where the docking station for your handheld connects it to more powerful hardware required for the higher resolutions of larger displays.



Samurairu commented on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Dated for North Americ...:

This is the first time I've heard the english voices in this game and it just makes me appreciate the game all that much more because I have the choice to listen to it how I prefer.

There is no reason why all games cannot be present the game in the original language with subtitles. Kudos to Nintendo for keeping it up with this series!

As for the amiibo support, I was surprised there is any amiibo support for this game, but it is a pleasant surprise. I hope there will be some in the new game as well.



Samurairu commented on New Miiverse Update Adds Comment Previews and ...:

I hate this user matching. I can understand some people may like it, but give us the option to keep our activity feeds for things we want. I want to see my friends posts, not some strangers and even basic functional issues on MiiVerse seem to often prevent me from seeing all my friends posts all the time.



Samurairu commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

There are many differences between Japan and the rest of the world. Most of my preferences are better served in Japan. I was born, raised and currently live in NA, but find NA culture to be much more immature than most of the world and especially when compared to Japan. One are where Japan is very weak though, is understanding how to present themselves on the world stage. Lucky for them, that they just have to be themselves and many people in the world will like them.

All my opinions which have been developed through a fair amount of life experience.



Samurairu commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

@Haz I'm not completely delusional, it's understanding the US is treated the way it is, because it is the biggest consumer economy in the world and 10x bigger than Canada. It's just annoying how Canadians don't demand better than they get, that's all. Thank you for being understanding.



Samurairu commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

@Haz Oh, you're so right! I never bring that concept up because I haven't had anyone on the internet get it before. The concept of exchange rate is to be a consideration, but prices are set based on what the seller believes the market will bear. I think that's so right. Well put.

Whether the price is less than the US counterpart or not is of no concern, because my salary is the same, but it was frustrating that my buying power never went up on these products when Canadian dollar was high, but it's plummeting down now with no end in sight.



Samurairu commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

Last week the 3DS promos were the same for US and Canada for LoZ ALBW and Kid Icarius. I bought them both in anticipation of the N3DS. This week, Mario Golf WT is 16% more in Canada than the US. I'll pass. The inconsistency makes me feel scammed by Nintendo. BE CONSISTENT!!



Samurairu commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

@Joalro Explain to me the random price increase differences? Why are some digital games the same price as before, some are more and the amount more is never consistent. It just proves that the exchange reason people assume is not accurate or the increases would be consistent. It's all made up and a simple money grab. This much here, this much there.... oh is this much here. It's idiotic imo.

It's not the current price based on an exchange rate with one foreign currency which irks me it's that the price increases are random amounts and that when our dollar was worth more than this one foreign currency we never paid less.



Samurairu commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

@Haz That's not the point. For the years the CAD dollar was at parity or well above the USD the price was never less in Canada. That's one point. The other point is why is one game 10% more, but the other one %16 more? Money is made up and when it's a digital commodity there is no reason for made up price differences or more accurately what I'm saying is price increases.



Samurairu commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

This is how digital should be done. Let the scalpers, scammers and hoarders (also the odd legitimate collector), fight over the physical copy. If you can buy the digital copy for a great price, most people will not care about the physcial copy as most people actually just want to play the game!!!!!

I am one who has remained almost 100% physical with the Wii U, but if the games were a little cheaper digitally, I would not care and there's no reason why they shouldn't be cheaper. No packaging, inventory management, distribution costs etc... digital is a huge rip off at even a modest discount.



Samurairu commented on Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to ...:

If you believe this on any level, you do not live in, have ever been to, or never import things from Japan.

Sure they sell out, but you can always order online etc. They don't have the scalper issue like us losers in NoA.



Samurairu commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

Delayed release date, extremely short, repetitive puzzles, reviews revealing the shortcomings prior to Wii U release...... all add up to poor performance. How can these people not figure it out? No one ever takes responsibility for their performance it's always someone else's fault.

Grow up, put a full effort forward AND sell something worth peoples hard earned money or quit whining and trying to deflect your short comings onto someone else. Take a look in the mirror and work on what you see rather than being a complainer.

I was going to buy this game. I didn't for many of the reasons stated above. Now, I will not support these people in the future either. I'm a consumer and the people providing the service better realize they are serving me and I'm not there to be their chump to pad their bank account.



Samurairu commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

Why are people unaware that all successful companies are constantly involved in R&D for their next EVERYTHING! Sure, they may release earlier or later dependent upon the success of the current platform, but they're not going to irrationally dump the Wii U. They're not doing as well as they'd wanted, but they also know they will be ostracizing they're most loyal fans.

They won't replace the Wii U until at earliest 2017.



Samurairu commented on December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring ...:

@darklinkinfinite I think you're right, but hope we're both wrong!

I never got that nice statue and have been hoping for something like that for years. As far as normal rewards, I'm fine with cute little bags for grocery shopping even, but posters and cards do nothing for me.

It's sad. I don't get why they can't streamline the rewards in all zones. Some of the physical swag in Japan and the EU are pretty nice. We never get those stuffed toys. Those are fun things I'd never buy, but would like as a free loyalty reward.

I have given up though, that's why I bought a Yoshi amiibo. =(



Samurairu commented on Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Wield...:

This is a fake. In todays mass produced factories, there are no one of mistakes anymore, like in the days when labour was cheap enough to have people putting things like this together by hand made enough profit for the greedies to not mind paying humans.



Samurairu commented on Review: Pier Solar and the Great Architects (W...:

This review is horrible. Do not let is disuade you from enjoying a great game. Of course it isn't as polished as AAA games, but it's the first eshop title in a while that has been worth every penny, imo.

I'm nearly 20 hours in and the only complaints I have are minor, while the battle system, dialogue etc are not negatives. I agree with some of the others on this board that the reviewer should not have reviewed or didn't actually review this game.

I'm all for varying opinions, but selling yours as right and not a preference is what makes this review complete garbage imo.