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Savoir Faire is everywhere!

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Sun 15th December, 2013

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SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

Good to start them on it, but Nintendo has always had issues with third parties, for a LONG time. zero reason to believe this will be any different.

Here's how it will go: we will get ports, some good, some not, of games that have been out for PS4/Xbone for 3 months to a year, and they wont sell because... people already have them! Third parties companies will declare failure yet again, bemoan how they tried again, and go back to business as usual.

If Nintendo is trying to go head to head with MS and Sony, they need to get into their console cycle and have comparable specs. if they don't, then we'll have another Wii U, which has a lot of good games, but doesn't get the "core" gamers, and ends up being a console people have along with their PS4.

Heck, why would anyone buy a game on NX that is on the PS4 anyway? I'd expect the DLC to be missing (thanks WB!) or half-arsed (thanks Ubisoft!). Account systems? Heck, do we get another half a decade of VC drip-feed, of the same games we have already been drip-fed?

Point is, if the NX is supposed to "turn things around" they have a LOT of work to do. If they can't pull it off, then there should be zero rush to put out this system. I don't have high hopes which is why I hope this is a Christmas 2018 system rather than 2017. I think we all know new systems are around the holidays now (well, November/December range)



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

I hope Nintendo is stealing a few ideas from their competition on the NX. I really like the smoothness of the account and save game system on my ps4, and I hope a stronger online presence is planned.

What I don't want to see is options being forced into games to where they become gimmicks. motion control, multiplayer, and the game pad can have their place in a game, but it shouldnt be crammed in for no reason.



SavoirFaire commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

@OldWeeDog I don't understand! I don't! shakes fist

I am slogging through Yoshi's new island (got it free so cant complain too much), and am relieved to hear this doesn't have the baby Mario mechanic. Was expecting an 8/10 so 9/10 is a nice bonus.



SavoirFaire commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

I don't get too bent out of shape about Amiibos. If I am at a store like target that sells them, I check on stock. All Nintendo has done with amiibo's for me is cost themselves money as I won't pay more than $20 including shipping.

What is baffling is how popular they are, when they do so little! Imagine if there was an amiibo centric game! Splatoon to me is their only misstep with how content was locked behind amiibos, as the challenge modes are fun and if not included in the base game, at the very least should have been cheap DLC.



SavoirFaire commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

I'm just as puzzled as anyone that fatal frame and devil's third didnt get so much as a nod during the direct. What about more mk8 DLC, or a mention of smash dlc?

i will say i am looking forward to the paper jam mario and luigi game more than i expected. Last 2 M&L games were well done (much better than the last 2 paper mario games). I think the problem with paper mario is that they dont know where to take the game because of M&L games taking the RPG route already. I'd be fine with M&L being the duo, and paper mario being the extended party. this just makes people feel we wont get a proper paper mario for wii u, so i understand the frustration.

also what was all the pre-e3 teasing of a new punch out? that sure didnt seem to pan out.



SavoirFaire commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

To me, E3 is a "when in rome" scenario. Look at all the praise Sony, MS, and especially Square Enix get for showing games that are years out. Wasnt KH3 mentioned 2 years ago? Nintendo shows games that are coming in the next year, and they get lambasted because they set a prescendent last year. they have only themselves to blame.

The E3 direct could have done an ending montage of 10s a game for things nintendo is working on that we didnt see during the main presentation. Heck, the one thing we are sure about is Zelda coming in the future, what else is there, that we didnt know about?

I feel bad for Reggie, though. He knows he is going into "gotcha" land doing any interview so soon after that E3 presentation. He likely has his marching orders from Japan, and has to do his best to follow them. Call him a corporate stooge if you like, but he has a job and his bosses are paying his salary.



SavoirFaire commented on Video: The Nintendo Life Reaction to Nintendo'...:

I think I realized what my biggest problem was with the event. It was seeing the amiibo lead in, and thinking we were getting an amiibo-centric game, and then having it be Skylanders.

I also think not seeing games a year+ out coming for Wii u gives way too much credit to the "Nintendo is killing Wii u for the NX" crowd, which is disheartening. A price cut and some year+ direct info would do well for Nintendo now.



SavoirFaire commented on Gallery: Marvel At The New amiibo Which We Wil...:

We are now getting to the few figures i really want. will not pay over $20 (shipping included) for any of them though except Palutena as that one looks really good. Let's hope nintendo gets this supply thing figured out by christmas.

Would be nice if i could even pre-order reliably anymore. can't even seem to do that! when they write a book about Nintendo going the way of Sega and Capcom, amiibo's will definitly deserve a chapter!



SavoirFaire commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

So how did all that hand wringing on the graphics of Hyrule Warriors turn out? It's no wonder other devs show cinematics of games 2+ years away. otherwise they get ravaged by everyone. The graphics > gameplay crowd I would have thought by now would have been drowned out after being wrong so many times. Sadly, they keep coming back.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Disappointed. Trolls will love this topic so I'll comment and bow out. This seems like a company that is throwing in the towel on the Wii u and trying to keep it and the 3ds alive long enough for the NX. Reggie's mention of the NX was his way of saying "wait til next year" imho.

Will give Nintendo credit for sticking with near future. Too many others are going 2016+ and getting raves.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I still like my amiibo, but I am certainly a collector of the figures for the figures themselves, not their use in the game. their use in game is largely a joke.

If all were available for MSRP, I would have one of each in the smash line (no thanks super Mario line, except toad b/c he's new, and peach for my daughter). All Nintendo has done is cost themselves money.

At first I thought Nintendo was caught off guard, and maybe ramping up production later on isn't as easy (tho I have seen restocks of sonic for instance popping up). It also may be that some characters are just not profitable to make, so we wont see them again (ala the super-limited ones that are very detailed). If Nintendo wants to "fix" amiibo to me, they just need to fix stock, and it would be wise to have it infinity-style stocked by Black Friday this year. Then again, it's them not making money, so that is there problem.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: Prepare Yourselves - E3 Silly S...:

I'll be "lucky" this year and on vacation travelling, so i will only tune in for the real-deal information and hopefully miss a lot of the leaks that turn out to be false.

The best stuff is always the smash leaks. I wonder how many different fake smash roster leaks there will be.



SavoirFaire commented on Interview: Splatoon Producer Hisashi Nogami on...:

I think the only negative i have with splatoon is the slow rollout of content. I guess the devs can say "we meant to do that" and for the moment I'll take their word for it, and not just assume they had to release the game before they were done. however, i do hope this doesnt become the norm for nintendo releases. That said, if this is the next generation of nintendo devs, i'm feeling much better about the next system and the next generation of games. I just hope Splatoon doesnt go the way of metroid, fzero, or some of the other franchises, with too-rare releases.



SavoirFaire commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Definitely a strong 8 from me. I have been one more gaming myself each night for an hour+, and now I am traveling for work and miss the game :(

I am enjoying the single player much more than I thought I would, more so now that I know I can unlock a few things from it. I also scored the triple amiibo pack so icing on the cake for that.

I was lucky the other night and got in a solid, repeating team of 8, lots of close, fun matches, then the shuffle happened and they were gone :(

If this game has staying power remains to be seen. I hope the level thing doesn't turn people off, I have been in a lot of mixed groups and the level doesnt make that much of a difference to me. I am a roller guy tho, my FPS days were back during Quake's heyday, I am too old to aim now :)



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I will go with physical 100% if available, but as I missed a lot of the snes and n64 era, I'll pick up the vc releases that I want, and I have sunk a lot of money into that from looking at my backlog.

I think the digital download age is still too new to worry about how things will pan out in 10+ years. Haven't read all of the comments but these sort of "controversies" pop up from time to time, the most recent I recall was GTA V having some music tracks removed that caused some outrage.

Simplest solution is to push lawmakers to enact legislation that states when you revoke digital rights you refund the money, but good luck getting anywhere with that.

One of the bigger issues I see today in gaming is the massive day 1 patches and wondering just how many new releases are even playable right off the disc anymore.



SavoirFaire commented on New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For...:

Fun game. I remember having to put my nephew in his place on the "versus" style of this, and mario kart ds as well.

however, isnt this game still readily available? I swear i still see this on best buy shelves. I just dont get the need to put DS games out there when they arent yet that hard to find.



SavoirFaire commented on Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Fema...:

Damn someone made the Super Princess Peach joke already! Appealing to "female gamers" is nebulous corporate speak. Perhaps ramp up more releases for the 3ds and you'll sell more, tho I also think the point was already hit on: it's price drop time. I can't imagine at this stage of the 3ds there are people still on the fence waiting for "that one game" to make it worth buying the 3ds



SavoirFaire commented on Video: Teenagers React To Duck Hunt And The Ic...:

@OneBagTravel Thanks the laugh, something I dont get around here much anymore :)

On the subject, I'd really like some more light gun games, there are so many fun, mindless shoot-anything-that-moves arcade games, current and back in the day, that I can't believe nobody tries to port them to consoles. I'd love to play operation wolf or operation.. thunderbolt i believe it was, at home. Lots of good times in the arcade from those shooting games of old, and i'd say it's a genre more neglected than side scrolling shooters (which seem to be making a comeback). Granted, I dont consider these a FPS, which there are plenty of.



SavoirFaire commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores the Fasci...:

As much fun as the Mii concept is (didn't MS copy that too, or were avatars co-created?), I really hate the fact that the Mii's arent tied to savegames/accounts the way that is done for PS (not sure about xbox as I never personally owned one, just used a friend's).



SavoirFaire commented on Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Ord...:

Well until we see how this next set rolls out, I will give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt. I am not sure how a website that over-promises their stock is Nintendo's fault.

that said if this next set's figures are hard to find, any of them, then Nintendo is just letting this opportunity waste away, which is just a shame.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

I think the biggest danger is when the next generation comes, how do you put out a new game that tops a Mario kart with 100 tracks? Or SSB with a roster of 80? Eventually the DLC thing should play out, I would think a year or two after the initial release.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

I cant understand all the hate on the smash costumes. 100% optional, and since Mii's are (to my understanding) 100% local, 0 impact to online either. They are a bit overpriced for me, considering what they offer so... I didn't buy them! I'm not sure what the price point on the costumes would be for me to pick them up, very low I'd imagine.

Mario Kart DLC is great. Let's just call it Mario Kart Infinity here on out :)



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

All this will do is be another game that pushes people to pick up the Wii U because of the already impressive (imho) library. I think a price cut in may + Splatoon would do a lot more for the wii u than just a single game. A one/two punch has the potential to really move units. The games are there, people just need that extra push.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

I made a realistic vote, and picked Simon Belmont, who I think is deserving and has a chance. Most votes people make don't have a chance.

Being the cynical person I am, I expect 2-4 more new DLC, Nintendo may be iffy on one at best, and any planned character that gets a ton of votes will be played up as Nintendo listening to the fans. I don't think Nintendo is putting that much faith in internet!



SavoirFaire commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

I wonder if there was this much rage against Disney, by Disney fans, when the infinity figures had exclusivity in some stores.

I see GameStops site is hosed atm. A hard look can screw up targets site. Good thing I'm not too keen on Ness. Tho if this was Ganondorf or ZSS Id be going nuts.

I would hope ~6 months into amiibo insanity Nintnedo has realized what they've done and are making enough to keep up with demand. The lack of king Dedede restock however makes me skeptical.



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:

Let's see:
-no mention of a unified, more friendly account system
-no info on rare amiibo restock
-no seppuku from Iwata for the zelda delay

There, now that I've bashed Nintnedo a bit I can say nice things without being branded a drooling fanboy.

Enjoyed the direct, was excited to see smtxfe was alive but wasn't thrilled with what I saw. Atlus has earned giving them a chance tho.

Good to see fatal frame coming. That game intrigued me. As I don't have a n64 the VC offerings I will pick up as they come, tho I have the ds mario64 so I will sale wait the original. I don't see the appeal of the ds games. Are they that hard to find still?

Dlc for smash is fine with me. Fighters cost money to make. This is industry standard (check out the MK X pricing, if anything it is still cheap!). Mk8 looks good, excited for 200 cc and I hope we see more dlc for it.

Other news didn't do much for me, but overall a good direct. As was mentioned already in comments, I think nintendo was careful not to spoil their e3 info with this.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

The only people writing off the Wii U because of a Zelda delay are the same people who wrote it off already for reason a, b, or c, and are just coming back to troll. Keep feeding them, tho, it makes the comments section fun, if not a bit predictable.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

Ugh lets not spend a lot of time on the NX this far out. Let's deal with the next 2 years of Wii U. No point really in even talking about NX overall as people have been saying same thing about nintendo consoles (Moar power, 3rd party, etc) for some time now and nothing has changed. Need a different mjndset at Nintnedo before we need a new console.



SavoirFaire commented on Splatoon eShop Listing Continues Speculation o...:

Well If Nintnedo is going to shoehorn something into games each generation I would be really pleased if it I s going towards amiibos now as that would be much better than shoehorning in the gamepad or motion control seeing as amiibos are minimally disruptive in comparison, and poor implementation should have little to no impact on the game.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

Hurrah! Will have to find something to complain about next week... I know, my lack of eshop funds!

For those that have them all, are the portable entries worth picking up as well if you also have the console ones? I see a lot of people asking this but not many answers.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mari...:

I thought these characters showing up was a foregone conclusion as well. I do like the asthetic on these amiibos as they are like game board tokens. Doubt I will get more than toad however (if I get lucky)

I do hope this isn't the direction of amiibo however on a large scale. I worry that nintendo will take an American business approach like ppl are always begging them to, and turn out cheaper amiibos. I prefer the smash line as they ha e some character to them. i hope the super Mario line isn't the "new direction" for amiibo.



SavoirFaire commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I'm going out on a limb here and thinking Nintendo is making an amiibo sandbox game, and the cards is there counter to "high price DLC", so people can get the chars they want for a buck or 2 each, and then collect statues as needed.

Sadly, I check the amiibo set picture that leads into this story, and I total up 9 more I want :( well done Nintendo, my money going to you yet again



SavoirFaire commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):

Really hope this makes it to the US as this is one of the NES games I never did beat, and I beat a lot of them. As I recall I got to this point with a really long jump and could never figure out how to get past it.

Yes I will abuse the heck out of save points on this one. Playing some of these NES games and realizing I beat them without save points blows my mind now on how awesome I used to be 😎 emphasis on "used to" 😭



SavoirFaire commented on A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears:

Not at all a pokemon fan, but as one that totally doesn't get the freemium, p2win, etc practices that have come along with the advent of mobile gaming, it doesn't surprise me nintendo is taking the plunge. As usual when people wish for Nintnedo to be like other big gaming companies, be careful what you wish for. I'd hate to have to pay $15 a month to play mario kart online.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I am in "what's all the fuss about" mode. I'd rather play Xenoblade chronicles on a big screen, and if there isn't a substantial list of new 3ds only games I want to play, I will likely never bother. Not to mention my backlog now could last me well into next year if I stopped buying new games period!