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Savoir Faire is everywhere!

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Sun 15th December, 2013

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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.



SavoirFaire commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

I'm just thankful they didn't do something evil like different colored luma's!

I am going to have to brave best buy tomorrow and pick up wave 2 (Zelda, Pit, Little Mac and Captain Falcon).

At some point I am going to have to find a proper shelf for them. right now they are on an old shot-glass shelf I have but don't remember where I got!



SavoirFaire commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

Well this forces me to decide if I am going to get them all or just the ones I like... Just the ones I like it is! However I better grab fox ASAP, I am not seeing him much at all lately.

I think everyone expected these 3 to be limited, so not a shock. Would be surprised if it is true already, though, as we are not even in the second wave yet!



SavoirFaire commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

@JaxonH Right on on a lot of points, but must you feed the trolls? :)

I think the sooner people accept that nintendo's platform, whatever gen it will be going forward, is going to be "that other console" that people get to play along with either their PC, PS5, or xboxX, the better. Nintendo could put out the next console that is a total clone of the PS5 or whatever it is called, right down to the architecture and everything, and 3rd parties are still not going to touch it. Either because of bad blood with nintendo, or using past generations as an excuse. 3rd party support for nintedo consoles is largely a dead issue, so I can just hope, like most do I am sure, that nintedo does well enough to keep chugging along and putting out high quality games. Now this doesn't mean i think they are perfect, but I am generally fine with how they do most things.



SavoirFaire commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

research shouldnt be defined as installing an app voluntarily that you tell it what you purchased. that makes it sound way too scientific.

that said i don't expect the wii u to set the world on fire ever. 10-15 years from now people will praise it, like they do the gamecube nowadays, when it becomes "cool" to appreciate the console. I'm pretty confident nintendo will still be around then. Sony and microsoft will as well, but with consoles? who knows...



SavoirFaire commented on Inflated Prices and Limited Stock Cause Frustr...:

Not sure if others made this point already but remember Nintendo has to fight for shelf space in these stores, and based on the wii I and late wii track records, they don't get much space. When I got my preorder package at best buy (went early as my gut said they would get wiped out) they only had a few stock on the shelf and the amiibo a were already heavily dented.

Point is, there are retail realities that are beyond Nintendos control. You can bet the exclusive amiibos are a retail strat, just as the adapter shortages



SavoirFaire commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

@Samurai_Goroh That is my thought as well. Nintendo needs to fight for shelf space in these stores. Try to find Wii U at a gamestop? Always back of the store. This probably nets them good positioning of the Amiibos near skylander and infinity products. I don't think less of Nintendo if this is their approach. It is the American market, and if the Wii U and 3DS should have taught them anything, it is they HAVE to play the market.



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I'd give the Wii U a B for me. I just don't have enough time to play all the games I want just on the Wii U, so to me it without a doubt meets my needs, and has some great games, and more on the way.

The thing is, PS4 and Xbone also have some great games on the way, and I am picking up a PS4 to play some of them (and maybe an Xbone in a few years too). I always think it's sad to see people bashing other systems. The last thing anyone should want is to see other systems fail, or even worse, end and reduce competition. I can expect this mindset from kids who don't know any better, but when I see "adults" hoping for the failure of systems I just wonder what is wrong with people. Big difference between hoping for failure and wanting to see improvement, mind you.



SavoirFaire commented on Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Full...:

Well it makes a lot more sense if they are gendered, because if there is only one toadette, then going off on an adventure and losing her is bound to get you in hot water with the rest of the toads! "Find her, or become a pariah/life sentence in toad jail/etc"



SavoirFaire commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I did order this as I actually have the possibility to have 6 man smash at my house pretty often, so it seemed like a good investment (as renter has some GCN controllers in garage), plus it looks cool!

That said I just do not believe this will only work with smash, and that's it forever and ever. My hope is we get GCN games on VC and this will work with it. Granted, we still need n64 games...



SavoirFaire commented on Amazon amiibo Pre-Orders Hint at Three More Re...:

I'm not really so sure it is all that dumb?

Do you guys go to stores (Best Buy, Target, Gamestop) all that often? Wii U stuff is usuallly crammed in a corner at Gamestop, and on an "edge" aisle at best buy and target. Nintendo products are shoved to the sidelines.

my guess is there are some agreements linked to this that pushes nintendo games into a little bit more visible areas. Perhaps i've got my tinfoil hat on now, but it would not surprise me if this has something to do with the marketing we are always wanting to see from nintendo. that is, the behind the scenes and "visibility" stuff. this of course is based on my belief that sony and M$ give retailers bonuses for prominantly displaying their items, which may be way off.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 13th November (North America):

They need to come out with some good stuff before end of year. DDP + eshop card sales = need to buy as much as I can!

And seconding bubble bobble! That and master blaster id love to see on wii u VC

Oh and also super mario 3 errr I mean dk trilogy!