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SeVok

SeVok

Male, 38, Belgium

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SeVok

#2

SeVok commented on Mario Kart 8 Stays Second in UK as Tomodachi L...:

Well for what it is worth, I couldnt find Tomodachi Life on launch day in five differrent local stores of different franchises. Was not on stock due to late shipment by the distributer it sounded.

This is a new iP, it needs time to develop attention. Unlike many think here, the majority of sales are not from people here for example who follow Nintendo news or gaming web sites...

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#3

SeVok commented on Review: Tomodachi Life (3DS):

It was quite clear to me this title is going to be hit or miss, this goes for both the review press and the mortal player.

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#4

SeVok commented on Review: Tomodachi Life (3DS):

I don't understand the "I already have a life sim with Animal Crossing" comments. So those people only have one game per genre?

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#8

SeVok commented on Review: Aero Porter (3DS eShop):

Bought this today, I'm a fan of micromanagment games. Makes me think of the old Age of Empire 2 days where every click, every split-decision mattered.

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#11

SeVok commented on Steel Diver Version 2.0 Delayed, Now Targeting...:

I dont think the play coin feature is that dramatic, I for find it an interesting one. To few games use play coins. In the end this should suffice for casual play, those that are heavy into the game should buy it. The game is worth it.

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#12

SeVok commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (Europe):

@CargoSushiimira I wonder if people really buy this game for the "wow I can have a virtual marriage" aspect. There's more to the game then that, I - as a hetero - certainly do not buy it for that "feature". I recommend to not focus to much on that aspect.

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#13

SeVok commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Receives Discount in North ...:

I'm on the fence for this one for some time, but without a demo the price was to high to dive into a - for us here - unknown franchise. I hope the discount comes to EU as well, I do not see any reason to only do it in the US.

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#14

SeVok commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (Europe):

@ledreppe That's just the problem, software purchased in the store is tied to the hardware, thus that specific 3DS. When you buy another 3DS after the loss or theft, you cannot download the games again.

If Nintendo switches to an account based system (like everyone and there mother e.g. PSP, Vita, iOS, Android, etc) you could log on to brand new hardware and re-download every single game you ever purchased. So yeah, everyone with a 3DS and lots of e-Shop purchases is walking around with a small fortune they could lose forever in seconds.

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#15

SeVok commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (Europe):

Buying Tomodachi Life retail. I buy A LOT of games on the e-Shop but if there is a retail version I buy it. Still preferring the box & cartridge, even more so due to Nintendo's way of handling purchases and it not being account based. There's a small fortune installed on my 3DSXL and I can lose it all in case of defect or theft, that is so not 2014...

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#18

SeVok commented on Review: Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop):

I'm the first to understand the concept of a review being just someone's opinion, but I can't help noticing little capacity to cover flaws with the "cloak of charity" it seem to earn on other aspects of the game. I read some pretty genuine positive elements illustrated by the reviewer, yet the score it got and thus the overall bottom-line does not really reflect that.

In short: reads as a six, got a four. I know, review scores are so passé, so lacking in it's ability to convey a message. We, as the reader, should be doing this or that when it comes to them, but still they keep on appearing. As long as they are there people will react, and it occurs quite often the overall sentiment of the review does not seem to match the score.

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#19

SeVok commented on Nintendo Confirms New 'Sea Green' 2DS Model:

I'm not a fan of the 2DS, as anticpiated upon it's reveal I've seen more games with less 3D then before. Splitting the an audience by devices that differ in functionality is never a good decision in console / handheld gaming imo. They should have kept focus on the original 3DS as the somewhat cheaper alternative compared to letting die a slow death by stopping supply.

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#20

SeVok commented on Video: This Tomodachi Life TV Spot Will Surely...:

@Daemonite What makes this an "anti-homosexual" game? So every game which does not include the option to play in a wheelchair is automatically considered an person-with-disability game? I get it that the developers should have included this, but I also get it comes from an oversight and cultural differences being an original Japanese production. That's FAR away from being anti-anything.

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#21

SeVok commented on Video: This Tomodachi Life TV Spot Will Surely...:

This is by the way the reason why your beloved game only released in Japan takes so long to get over here or maybe never: cultural divide. A perfectly normal thing in Japan causes a ****storm elsewhere. Or the other way around of course.

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#28

SeVok commented on Super Bowl Player Chilling with Pokémon Befor...:

Great article, until I read this: "Irving's gaming habits don't seem to have hurt his performance". I don't likethe insinuation, why would his gaming remotely have any affect on his ability to play sports?

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#29

SeVok commented on Review: LEGO Friends (3DS):

@Dyl_73 You got it a bit off mate. In my opinion reviews should be done completely objectively not taking anything into mind, not it's price, not it's target audience. The reader of the review is more than capable of looking at the review from the angle he or she chooses. Is it good enough for me? Is it good enough for my kid who is a heavy fan of the IP? Is the price justifiable for myself? These are questions only you can answer, not a reviewer.

I personally will not let my buying decision be based upon what a review things, I'll note what he said, look at the game and decide weather this is either good enough for me or for my son, simple put 2/10 or 4/10's don't scare me off if I like the concept of the game and the information about it.

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#30

SeVok commented on Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team f...:

I've somewhat translate this into "will not publish traditional Nintendo games on smartphones and tables, but will establish their presence on these platforms to promote Nintendo devices and software".

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#31

SeVok commented on Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Respo...:

The western industry should take notes, this is how to do it. Maybe one thing we shouldn't be forgetting, I think, correct me if I'm wrong, this takes rather great courage to do so in the Japanese culture where failures are taken more harshly and far more personal.

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#32

SeVok commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

@Peach64 Well regardless of what you think, with the current market conditions and the fierce competition of the mobile gaming platforms eating away casual gaming interest, I think the 3DS and it's sales is still a, relatively speaking, a phenomenon. Pressure and controversy at Nintendo should be directed at the WiiU, the 3DS is remarkable and is performing excellent in my opinion, though with the disadvantage of having had a very slow start. I don't care what the DS did in it's time, there were no millions of smartphones and apps out there, nor did we have tablets, that's some very serious competition, we must stay realistic.

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#34

SeVok commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

@Peach Special read for your mate ;) "As we've argued before, to compare this generation's handheld with the last and simply say "3DS isn't doing well" is extremely narrow-minded, and disregards a sea-change in the respective marketplaces"

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#38

SeVok commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Kolzig Well said. QFT "Nothing is more useless than a region lock in 2014. The world is one small place, and does not need invisible walls to stop people from enjoying other people's creations.". Our local philosopher @steamtrain may have a different opinion dragging irrelevant notions into the mix; smoke and mirrors.

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#41

SeVok commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

If it wasn't for my huge collection I'd switch to US and import a US 3DS XL. Sick and tired of EU getting the shaft, I understand due to all the countries with different languages and laws it's a challenge to release, but choose to release to UK only and give the opportunity to European people who live in 2014 and speak and understand English to buy it in the UK.

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#43

SeVok commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

Mobile platforms is no place for Mario & Luigi to roam, I hope Nintendo sticks to their guns, they are just as charming when it comes to software and last but not least their hardware. Don't want to see that going away. I still regret, even today, Sega is not in the picture anymore as a hardware manufacturer.

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#44

SeVok commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:

If failure is not an option, companies will take less and less risks in already an industry that is known today for playing safe and endless iterations of what works. Nintendo's ideas and policies are not always wonderful, but they do take risks and really innovate (motions controls on the Wii, auto-stereoscopy and the concept of streetpass on the 3DS, touch and dual screen on the DS, Gamepad and streaming on the WiiU, etc).

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#45

SeVok commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

My weekend is going to be about Mario Party Island Tour (3DS), Skylanders: Swap Force (3DS) and Don King Boxing (DS) thrown into the mix because I'm a boxing fan and for some reason only got around to that game now, which btw is quite a decent first attempt on first person boxing by 2K Sports on the DS.

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#50

SeVok commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

In the end a "sales and financial projections" revision is changing previous expectations based on numerous aspects and circumstances. Who's to say the previous projections were realistic, maybe the truth of all this are unrealistic previous projections. It does not have to mean anything for the consumer, on the contrary, it motivates any company to do better and to stay on edge. A wake-up-call if your will, not to take consumer's money for granted.