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Savoir Faire is everywhere!

Male, United States

Sun 15th December, 2013

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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!



SavoirFaire commented on Weirdness: Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii ...:

@mjc0961 I remember reading last year that all recent super bowl musical bits are pre-taped to avoid a disaster. Apparently it was a big deal for red hot chilli pepper fans that they lip synced last year.

I thought the show was ok, but honestly I would have liked to see Lenny kravitz as the star with just Katy perry as a guest. I've always thought kravitz doesn't get enough credit.

I'm also not sure of how well people's memories are, but I can assure you all that no halftime show will ever be as bad as the black eyed peas!



SavoirFaire commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

To be fair to nintendo, I think it is fair to say that no -retailer- expected these to take off as they have. Nintendo can't produce a billion amiibos and hope they sell, they have to balance production with retailer demand plus a small cushion.

That said, nothing stopping them from making more. I hope to someday get a captain falcon, little Mac, and pit amiibo. I got lucky and my Rosalina is in the mail, hopefully without any flaws!



SavoirFaire commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Call me an old fart but I think the current YouTube promoters are going to run into a payola type scandal in not too much longer (one may argue it has already occurred) and end up gutting the YouTube market to where people simply view it as another form of paid advertising. I think Nintendo is just being up front about something that I would wager is done behind closed doors as current policy. No proof on my part, just the belief that there is too much money in all of this for it not to be about money!



SavoirFaire commented on The Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC is ...:

I have been sucked into other things but may have to come back and give this a whirl when it comes to NA. I am amazed at how may hours I put into HR, and only stepped away because of other games.

That said, I am still shocked Skull Kid didn't make it as a playable character.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

MPT for me. Question: can I purchase games for wii u through a web portal? I will be travelling the next 2 weeks and don't want to miss what is next. Speaking of what is next, what happened to the previews we were getting for awhile there? Seems they dried up.



SavoirFaire commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

Man I feel for you guys that got your orders cancelled. Until Feb 2 I am cringing when I see an email from best buy as I have a bunch of Amiibo pre-orders and fear they won't meet them (meta knight by mail and shiek, mega man, and bowser store pickup).



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I'll be picking up Metroid Triology when it arrives. Already own Galaxy 2 and Punch Out (and DKCR for that matter).

I wonder if this is pointing towards some sort of wii/wii u interface upgrade, where we can launch wii games straight from the Wii u without a few extra button pushes. I know I have been turned off buying Wii VC games (probably a good dozen insta-buys if they come to wii u VC) because a) it seems like a pain to get there and b) it seems like a pain to buy them.

I also happen to own a PS4 and I consider this Nintendo's answer to all the HD remasters that are coming out for PS4 (and xbone). Seems like 3/4 of my PS4 library are titles I missed as I never picked up a PS3, and that is a good strategy to lure people in on the classics from the Wii esp at a steal of a price.



SavoirFaire commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

As much as I hate defending nintendo on amiibo production, keep in mind nintendo fights for shelf space in stores, amiibo was an untested product, and Nintnedo has been lambasted as a "failure" by a great deal of the gaming "media" for years. They can't make 10 million little Mac amiibos and just hope target and whatnot will buy then. They produce based on what they think will sell, plus a bit. The fact amiibos took off as they did is to me as a fan, a great but frustrating thing as nintendo seems to, as usual, have a terrible time with communication.

That said, a simple statement on the willingness to produce more of the sold out line would go a long way.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I am part of the problem: I think amiibo integration is weak at best (to the point that I view cost/benefit as worse than Disney or sky landers), supply stock is an embarrassment, and communication was horrible (but getting better) and yet, in spite of all of that, I have purchased 11 of them (more if there was stock), will purchase more as they are released, and may even get the full super Mario set bc I like the style.

Nintendo would do well to make a sandbox game that uses the figures. I can't imagine that people that knew little of the way the figures would work in a game are impressed with their implementation after the fact.



SavoirFaire commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

Was hoping for a female robin. Will pick up lucina for sure... and likely all of the super Mario set as they look like board game pieces and are pretty neat. I now need another display rack however, as my current one is going to be full +1 when the next wave hits.



SavoirFaire commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

When you make a product and stock is hard to find, I think that falls under success.

When you have to explain to people what it does, when it doesn't do what the other 2 "toys in games" product lines do, then that's a failure.

so a little of both I'd say!



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 1st January (North America):

I was hoping to see a large crop of new games for years end or some sales. I'm sure I'll find something to spend $$$ on in the next few months as I've picked up most of what I want with the last gasp of the NDD promo.

If we are looking forward to 2015 I think what we'd like to see game-wise on the VC is a good topic for the site.



SavoirFaire commented on Review: NES Remix Pack (Wii U):

I'm still one of the bitter people that picked up NES remix 1 as a rewards thingy, and then they announce the disc package is coming to the US. I always prefer discs, so I'll be bitter until next year when remix 2 is hopefully a rewards offer!

However, I can't deny that I enjoyed Remix 1. A lot of fun, and I still couldn't be that last balloon fight challenge!



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

If it wasn't for the odd take on battle mode this time around, I think MK8 would be dominating even more than it is. I've never played double dash, so I hope it comes to Wii U VC sooner rather than later.



SavoirFaire commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

Game of the year for me is Bayonetta 2. Indy/eshop is Scram Kitty. As good as shovel knight was, I just thought scram kitty was just so unique that it deserved more credit than it got. This was a great year for eshop tho, and albeit light for wii u, there were a lot of quality games this year.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creati...:

So Nintendo settling with Phillips meant they thought Phillips was right or did it mean that they thought settling was more economically viable than fighting in court? I'd say it was the latter. Just reading the original Phillips case sounded like they were going after M$ and Sony more than Nintendo.



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

Few gamestops nearby have Little Mac as in stock, so will be going out to check soon,. I have given up hope on getting Pit, and though I am not attached to Captain Falcon much, I really liked his Amiibo and was hoping to pick it up.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America):

I tend to avoid 3DS eshop just as I don't play it as much, so I hope the 1001 spikes is on wii u discounted as well.

picking up the Wii U megamans a I have some money ready to spend for the NDD promotion ends. I wonder if ending the sale Monday means we get a big week of Christmas sale for NA next week. I sure hope so!



SavoirFaire commented on Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Wii U):

I picked this one up and tend to agree with the review. I think the marvel version is the superior one tho this one isn't bad. Will be better able to judge as I get deeper into it and eventually 100% this one (as I did marvel). Definitly a fun game for my daughter and I to play, and I too am bummed at the lack of DLC.



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

Not only are they not the same but I'd argue that amiibo would be vastly more successful if they took the sky landers route in their own core game (with the lure being bonus stuff in others). I am baffled by how hard they are to find considering how little they do. I am wondering if a lot of them are being given as gifts with no real knowledge of what they do in game by the purchaser.



SavoirFaire commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I stalled on my wave 2 preorder: big mistake. Don't see them anywhere tho it seems even the stores aren't sure of the release date. Best buy thinks anything from yesterday to Friday as the release date it seems. I am not too worried about picking up wave 2 figures just yet, but, as with all things amiibo, Nintendo doesn't leave me full of good vibes.