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Savoir Faire is everywhere!

Male, United States

Sun 15th December, 2013

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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!



SavoirFaire commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

@JaxonH Have all those :) I took the chance with Lego Batman 3. That $30 will pay for itself before the end of November, maybe even twice over!

As to the subject, I dont get why people hate on Gamestop so much. My view is all corporations, even ones we like (ala Nintendo) have some shady practices or do things we dont care for. The ones I truely despise I simply don't buy things from them, and the ones i kinda/sorta dislike, I avoid as much as possible. I dont bear any ill will towards game stop, I got my GC-compatible Wii from them when they were becoming hard to find and they were really helpful in finding me a store that still had one.

I will say that linking Shulk amiibo exclusivity to the fact XC was exclusive doesnt add up. Is XC for the 3DS, or XCX for Wii U going to be exclusive as well? If there is a contract, why does it have such odd terms? Maybe Nintendo is doing some marketing (finally) and working out deals with Gamestop to promote their system.

Besides we all know that the only company run by Satan is EA!



SavoirFaire commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

@JaxonH preach on! No idea why that $30 deal hasn't got more press than it already has. I didn't realize it counted for amiibos too, thanks for the tip!

I'm debating what game to get this week to get in on the deal. Probably lego batman 3, but not 100% sold on it yet.



SavoirFaire commented on Target and Best Buy Weigh in With Nintendo Bla...:

Will stock up on eshop cards so I can make the most of the digital deluxe promotion.

Sadly I have most of these games, or I am not waiting on a sale for them. However I do plan to pick up a ps4, wonder what deal best buy has on that.



SavoirFaire commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

The only thing more frustrating than the lack of a focused selling point on a sandbox game is the fact I still will likely buy over a dozen!!

It would be a much easier sell if there was an amiibo focused game, and all the other stuff was just a bonus.



SavoirFaire commented on Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, K...:

The one deal you didn't mention that Best Buy has (at least here in the US) is buying a game for $39.99 and joining their gamer's club unlocked for $30 (which usually runs $100). That is a 2 year membership that gives you 20% off all new games + a bunch of other nice stuff if you trade in or buy used games a lot.



SavoirFaire commented on Preview: Power Sliding Around The Legend of Ze...:

@Diddy_kong You take that back!

I honestly dont get alternate mario and peach costumes, but for the amount of value in this DLC for the cost, I guess I can't be too mad.

I am starting to look at Mario Kart 8 as Mario Kart Infinity. Who knows how many more DLC packs we could get if these sell well. This could be something they do every 6 months for another year or 3 :)



SavoirFaire commented on Gallery: Duck Hunt's Super Smash Bros. Screens...:

So let me get this straight: if I play online matches and relentlessly attack anyone that is the dog, I'll get a temp ban eventually correct?

I owe that stupid dog big time. I ALWAYS knew he and the duck were on the same team, glad to see myself vindicated after almost 3 decades!



SavoirFaire commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

@sinalefa Thanks for the tip on the survey, I had one waiting for me as well.

I am also embarrassed about my response:
-how much do you know: this is really an odd response because I think I know all the info that has been given, and, in my book, that isn't much!
-likely to buy - extremely. I don't know much at all about them, but damn if I'm not buying them...

and holy crap I clicked 10 amiibos that I plan to buy... yup, I'm part of the problem, and that problem is amiibos are a fuzzy concept (meaning the core, to me, a game focused around them, doesn't exist yet)(and I mean a sandbox game not SSB) and they are coming out in a few weeks and I am throwing money at them. Throw me in the fanboy category, I'll wear it with pride.



SavoirFaire commented on Preview: The Irresistible Charm of Captain Toa...:

@Volke93 I have thought the same thing. My hope is that it follows what is the usual mario theme of slowly ramping up difficulty and then giving you a final few boards that make you want to pull your hair out. I think the value will be in maxing out score/items on each board and exploration more than difficulty.



SavoirFaire commented on Every Smash Bros amiibo Will Be Compatible Wit...:

So if I scan wii fit trainer I can get a moblin flank! Woo.... Something as minor as a material or weapon or rupee is so inconsequential it doesn't seem to be worth even doing. I was hoping to see Linkle as an alt costume for link, as that would be really neat. Ah well, still hope for other games!



SavoirFaire commented on Video: Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Br...:

No season pass was confirmed but I've yet to hear definitively if there is actual DLC or not for the Wii u. Would be nice to know before release. Will likely pick this one up as my daughter and I had a lot of fun with lego marvel.



SavoirFaire commented on Preview: Using amiibo with Super Smash Bros. f...:

@rjejr shhhh stop asking obvious questions 😉

I have accepted the fact that Nintendo is going to for some bizzare reason avoid the most obvious use of the amiibos: sandbox games and the like. I will be pleasantly surprised if they don't, and thrilled if they venture into sports games with them (which is my hope).



SavoirFaire commented on Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will...:

First of all I'll believe we are getting every character in smash when I see it. They've got a good two years to milk this rotating of the roster. If Amiibo bombs then I don't expect they'll go through with the whole roster.

Second, it is beyond time for an amiibo direct. $13 a pop for a souped up computer fighter in smash is a bit much. $13 for whatever this gets us in other games may be a bit much too, but without knowing what that is, we have to go on Nintendos track record which is... Not so good. Amiibos have a lot of potential, and it seems Nintendo is blowing the hype just like they blew the launch of the Wii U.

That said, I'm likely buying a half dozen total at launch and ummm second launch, knowing full on almost nothing about them. Would be great to actually know other things they will do.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

I'm happy to hear positive news but I am also realistic: Nintendo will be the "outsider" console forever (until/unless sony or MS give up). Anyone that thinks Nintendos next console will get any more 3rd party support than the Wii U is delusional: we will hear the same excuses gen after gen. They are not actively trying to compete with sony or ms, and the last time they did (arguably) was the GameCube, and ppl hold that up as a model of failure!



SavoirFaire commented on Feature: Breaking Down Over 50 Must-See Things...:

Enjoyed the dirext and I am re-sold on getting the package with the adapter.

However one thing I did take away from this dirext is the Wii U version is not done, and is in essence being released too early to hit holidays. Don't really have a huge problem with that myself.

At least the internet didn't let me down: get mewtwo, complain. 3ds version is now garbage. All nice and predictable!



SavoirFaire commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

From the article:
"As Link's the only compatible figurine so far, it opens the possibility that some games will be character-specific, as opposed to supporting the whole range" Are there really going to be people going "I brought my DK Amiibo! I want DK as playable in Zelda U!1!!1!!" ? I hope not, but this is the internet after all...

I REALLY hope nobody thinks that any game, aside from smash, is going to "support" all the Amiibos! Not that Nintendo is helping with their marketing and information campaign on the subject...

As I have said countless (ok maybe 5) times, Nintendo needs to make sports franchises that utilize the Amiibo's + stock characters as the players. Do something to break EA's stranglehold on sports franchises!



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

Since I have already pre paid for hyrule warriors dlc, nothing for me this week. I will be getting the gba castlevania once my backlog clears again. (Also holding out hope for some 20% off eshop cards around the holidays like last year.



SavoirFaire commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

@Grumblevolcano thanks I have already purchased the dlc, so looking forward to it.

For the topic at hand, I will be getting pretty much anything rare releases on the wii u VC, so will definitly pick these up. Do think it is odd that we still have zero news for n64 titles. Hopefully support will be a holiday surprise this year.