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Sun 15th December, 2013

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SavoirFaire commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

I really hope we get some amiibo related sports games. I dislike the hyper-realistic sports games we have now (as well as EA...) and would enjoy making an amiibo sports team. Peach, Zelda, Rosalina, Samus and Daisy would make a great basketball team with their mastery of the fundamentals. No dunking, sadly.



SavoirFaire commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

@rjejr Collectors Edition? For a game on a Nintendo system? I think you may be waiting a loooooooong time. Only edition like that I can think of is Arkham City, and that is because the game was out long before. Do any Nintendo games release "twice" on the system, outside of Nintendo Selects (which admittedly were pre-DLC)?



SavoirFaire commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Sheesh when did a 7 get treated like a kiss of death? You'd think this game just got a 5!

Preordered this and am looking forward to playing... In 2.5 weeks grrrrr



SavoirFaire commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

Hmm I haven't played the demo enough to even notice. I just figured it would also have d-pad support. Can't believe it doesn't!

My old NES controllers (even a NES Max) still work fine, so I wonder if people are just being too harsh on their controllers.



SavoirFaire commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

I could have sworn I read the treehouse was going to give us WII U release date. Oh well!

I'm still holding out hope for a 2014 release, but I am personally expecting it to be post-Black Friday. I don't care when Watch Dogs launches, it will not do well on the Wii U.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super S...:

Really wish they'd bring the oracle games over to Wii U, or we'd get definitive word that GBC games are just never ever coming to Wii U, so we know. I actually have them as cartridges, but would love a more "permanent" copy (which is generously assuming Ninentdo goes modern with digital games in the near future, and we all know what assuming does...)



SavoirFaire commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

I almost dread Smash DLC. The whines and rants from people who's favorite was a DLC character will last beyond this universe and into the next. We'll have a game where 2 million people brought it, but 5 million are not buying the DLC and burning their copies because they don't want to pay for a character they loved that should have been free and was withheld b/c Nintendo has lost their way and turned into EA.

I however am looking forward to the 3DS version, and I was going to pass on it initially. DLC or not I plan to play as it is something to do on my lunch break that I seem to never take...



SavoirFaire commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

Article doesn't say Wii U isn't getting DLC, just not getting a season pass. I'd love a clarification.

However, consider the Arkham Origins Season Pass was refunded, then it gives you 2 scenarios:

1) Nintendo paid for refund, and after being burned by WB, is being tougher on their Season Pass, and therefore, WB opted to not try.
2) WB paid for refund, and their beancounters said no-go on another Season Pass for Wii U.

It is sad that we can get leaks about SSB4 roster, but can't get the details on inside-the-industry items, as I'd really like to know.



SavoirFaire commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

I'm one of the people that got the arkham origins season pass, then got it refunded.

Also I am someone that brought the 4 Injustice characters, and never saw the final 2.

They don't get 3 strikes with me. I may buy the game bc my daughter likes to play it, but they can keep their half-explicative DLC.

I guess it is popular to blame Nintendo, and maybe it is even correct. If that is the case these devs need to lay it on the line and spell out in public what the problems are, because otherwise is just looks lazy, greedy, and/or incompetent.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (North America):

I just got the notice of the sale from my Wii U gamepad. First time I have been sitting by it at 9am on a Thursday apparently as I had no idea it would "wake up" that way.

Sadly I likely have all the classic Nintnedo games on the VC that I would want, so the sale won't do much for me. Hopefully those that are holding out pick something up though.



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

@E_Blackadder Tell me about it! The hype machine has turned the 3DS version into a game I was ignoring into a likely day 1 buy. My plan is to secretly get good at Smash 4 on my lunch breaks at work so when the Wii U version comes out, I can shameless dominate people and act like it is just natural talent!



SavoirFaire commented on Reaction: Picking Apart The New Nintendo 3DS A...:

I was going to pick up the smah themed 3DS, looks like I will just hold off and grab this when it comes out.

I hope not too many games will "need" the new model, as it really is a slap in the face to a lot of 3DS owners. I wonder if this is a tactic from Nintendo to "stall" the end of the 3DS cycle in order to make it sync up with the end of the Wii U cycle, and then give us the combo console (which I think many of us suspect is coming).



SavoirFaire commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

Good thing I haven't picked up a new XL yet. I guess i'll wait to see if this comes to the US.

I don't expect too many "for use on the super new 3DS" games, as that will cause a mess for the retailers in the US (and elsewhere).



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

As nice as these are, they really need some kind of sandbox game to put them in. From a figure collecting standpoint I'll get 6 right off (however as was mentioned before, I will likely take a sale-wait attitude at first), but for games, they need something to play them in. This is my fear of this concept: it bombs because Nintendo is using it as high priced DLC, and you don't have much to "do" with the characters.

Nintendo would do well to make sports games that are heavily amiibo focused. EA has a death grip on sports franchises. It would be great to make, say, a mushroom kingdom baseball team, or an American football team with bowser, DK, etc as your defensive line, using stock characters and your amiibos. I'm really amazed Nintendo hasn't got a game for the amiibo's to play in yet, it just seems to obvious.

As for price, if there were 5 uses for each figure on arrival, I could see the higher price. At one (that we know of) it seems really steep.



SavoirFaire commented on Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and...:

Looks like they finally pushed me over to buying the 3DS version!

Is it correct that the movesets and whatnot are identical between the 2 versions? If so then I will be able to practice for ~3 months before the Wii U version arrives!



SavoirFaire commented on Review: Life Force (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Hy8ogen amen to that!

Picked this up last week because of nostalgia and I was not disappointed. This was a great game to play with friends back in the day, and I had forgotten how outright evil this game was in certain spots. Yet another game that either reminds me of how bad I have become at some of these games, but just like riding a bike I start to remember the little tricks and spots to avoid. Hoping to see Rtype show up as I have always heard about it but never played it.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

Awesome! I can gripe about the VC here as well as in the weekly release notes!

However I am 100% certain I played ambition on a nes as this was circa 1990, so I was surprised to see it as snes release. I may pick this up as this was the first strategy game of its type that I remember playing on a console, even if it is a snes one and not NES.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@TheAdza What I was hoping to see from Amiibo and MK8 was costume unlocks or related character unlocks. Say Peach amiibos get you a SM3DW fire flower or boomerang Peach, Bowser unlocks drybones bowser or bowser jr, Luigi Amiibo may unlock Professor E Gadd, etc etc. I'm curious to see where they go with Amiibo, but I feel like there will be a lot of missed opportunities.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I am fine with Mario Kart venturing into the realm of Smash Kart. I actually think of it as a natural evolution, even though I would PREFER to see it stick with the residents of the mushroom kingdom (such as... King Boo...) I know there are plenty of other characters with appeal, so I welcome Smash Kart with open arms, and wouldn't be surprised if MK9 or MK10 turns into a full blown, unashamed Smash Kart (if that isn't the direction of MK8, which I think it is).

As to this whole completeness debate, why do people expect the digital.. concept for lack of a better word, to disappear in 20 years? I fully expect there to be some system in place 2 decades from now to have access to your purchases (if the company is still around) or frankly to still have access myself (flash drives tend to last awhile). Who is going to keep their Game Discs and not also keep the flash drives with all of their eshop purchases? Am I the only one that has a full backup of their eshop purchases? Grated, this means Nintendo has to be a bit more modern with the NNID, but in 20 years, they should be there :)

I always think I am a crotchety old gamer that hates change, until I come to these forums. Thanks for making me feel young and hip all of you geezers :) I'll kindly get off your lawn!



SavoirFaire commented on Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi ...:

I remember at a previous job a long time ago a lady brought in oranges the Boy Scouts had sold her, and wanted them tested for cyanide because she thought someone was trying to poison her. I would be more afraid of those oranges than these peaches. However being from a state that grows peaches, I am inclined to continue any boycott or whatever is going on in order to make my former home state money! I'm also going to say with 100% certainty that people who eat these peaches will die one day! It's an unpleasant fact!



SavoirFaire commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

No king boo, but we get another mario and peach clone? Bah! I'm lukewarm to non-mario family being in the game, but that's ok. In spite of this being the internet, I'm not going to rage about something like that. Perhaps a sign of amiibo implementation?

Still will pick it up and enjoy it as I think high quality is going to be a given. Good to see warrio mines that's a good track IMHO.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Apparently like many on here I am financially able to afford them all if need be, yet also like many, I just don't have the time. I currently have wii u and a good PC, so ps4 is on my radar and maybe even xbone if it had a few non-shooter exclusives worth my time. However, my (admittedly old) experience is that console ports to PC are horrid so I expect to get ps4 for a few high profile titles.

That said, Nintendo would do well to have the smash bros GameCube controller combo also work with wii u virtual console. I am NOT buying a classic controller, but I am buying that, and if it works (believe it when I see it) then I may throw some money at the wii VC.



SavoirFaire commented on Hyrule Warriors Update to Bring New Game Mode:

Isn't this game out in japan? Shouldn't there be full roster confirmations, mode confirmations, etc etc by now? This stuff is usually done in days for some US releases!

Wasn't the twitter translation only ruling out online co-op? I'm not really sure on that but would be nice to know, and it should be known by now bc of the japan release!



SavoirFaire commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Must be much ado about nothing week here on Nintendo Life!

I predict this dlc will have a lot of ppl trying the cars at first, a few may latch onto one as a favorite, then they will eventually meld into the pack and go unnoticed.

I really don't get the comments that defy math with concepts of nobody wanting the dlc, then expecting everyone to use the cars that they don't want... If this is universally hated then the only ones that will use it will be people hoping to get under other racer's skins. I think they are ugly, I will stick with my 4 wheeler!



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America):

Hmmm do play sets come with a base? I think my daughter may like the frozen one. Will at least poke around with it since it's free.

Life force i will definitly pick up. Now just need bubble bobble and blaster master!



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

Nintendo knows likely from the wii era which VC games will make money for the time invested in the port and which won't. Why they put all the games at the same price point now is beyond me. Make the junk NES games (of which there are plenty) junk prices.

However there are many highly regarded games yet to hit the wii u VC. Put a game like that out, then put the other games in that genre on sale.

Lastly, we all know the garbage releases for VC. If Nintendo insists on putting them out on wii u, at least put another game that isn't garbage out with it. Want to release dk jr math? Fine. At least give us blaster master that same week.



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

Ugh there is zero reason to go back to the Wii already for a remaster. All the great things I have heard about gc games, and the low chance we will see them on VC, they should be the focus. WWHD was great so I will certainly check the next one out. Of the list I would pick the darkness game as I've never heard of it, but it seems to be well regarded.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

Thanks NA, I didn't want to buy 6 mega man games all at once...

Let me throw in another "buy scram kitty" plug. Great and unique game. If you are on the fence, can't argue with a sale, now can you!

Will definitly pick up life force next week so at least I know I have something coming. Still waiting for bubble bobble and blaster master as my 2 remaining insta-buy wii u VC purchases.



SavoirFaire commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

Much ado about absolutely nothing. Fraternal twins, you play as one, the other gets kidnapped, blah blah blah eventual reckoning. That took 5 seconds to think up, and it could be done well without it smacking of being shoehorned into the series to satisfy some P.C. nonsense, which I think is where most take issue.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

Nice clip, but considering the rather light 3rd party support, that's a rather light view of what amounts to nearly 2 years of games (since we are going back to SM3DW. The only positive is I am hunkering down and clearing my Wii backlog, hopefully before Hyrule Warriors releases.

I think one's primary concern with releases is how much time one has. If I had the free time I had 20 or even 10 years ago, I would likely need 2 systems + PC to keep up with games. Nowadays, the games outpace my free time, and just keeping up with Wii U and 3DS (when travelling) is enough for me.