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ToxieDogg

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#1

ToxieDogg commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

@JellySplat I opened my Villager and Wii Fit Trainer too ;)

But some people (like myself) enjoying using them with the games and aren't intending to just keep them sealed for the next 50 years hoping to make an extra couple of bucks so it's all good. I've never bought into the whole idea of buying things you don't want solely to profit from them.

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#3

ToxieDogg commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

Let's be honest here, the only real reason the Xbox One is suddenly selling well anywhere is because Microsoft went into panic mode and have been practically giving it away for the last couple of months.

The console launched for over £400 last year with enforced Kinect, so didn't sell that great and worldwide sales have been behind the Wii U all year....fast forward to Black Friday and nearly every single website is promoting Xbox Ones with 3 or 4 games including latest stuff like either Assassin's Creed Unity or GTA V or whatever for around £299. Of course that's going to capture the public's attention, they think they're getting all the latest stuff at a bargain price right before Xmas.

So I'm not surprised in the slightest that Xbox One sales have suddenly shot up. Wii U prices are of course also lower than they were at launch now too but you usually only get one bundled game (albiet a brilliant one like Mario Kart or Smash Bros), and Nintendo didn't do any prominent price slashing right on top of Black Friday/Xmas like Microsoft did.

Xbox One's even finally overtook PS4s in terms of sales, why not mention that too?

Point is, Nintendo really need better marketing and pricing like Microsoft (and Sony last year) in order to grab the public's attention and make them buy.

I also don't understand the mentality of gamers either. On any given day, I can read at least a few websites (including UK centric ones) full of people complaining that they've bought a PS4 or Xbox One and there's hardly any games on it they want that haven't also been released for previous gen, and they're sick of games like The Last Of Us and GTA V that only came out last year just being re-released again at full price. Yet these people will still stubbornly stick to their guns that buying a PS4/Xbox One during 2014 was a better decision than buying a Wii U that had Mario Kart 8, DK Country Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros as major exclusives all in the same year, and a recent back catalogue including Pikmin 3, Zombi U, Zelda Wind Waker HD (a game that hasn't been around for a while and was actually worth bringing back) and Super Mario 3D World.

SMH

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#4

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

There's no amiibo option for 'I got them all, but had to pay more for one'...only one I paid more than £10.99 for was Villager, I paid £15 to import it from Amazon Germany after a tip off from another user on this site.

I got all of my preordered Wave 2 amiibos today :)

I also got the GC adapter on launch day, and the Smash branded controller a week later, both preordered online.

I guess I've been one of the very lucky ones.

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#5

ToxieDogg commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

@Damo I just thought it was worth mentioning because both Mystical Ninja and Qiuake 2 are pictured in your article above, and South Park too which also used the Controller Pak for save data rather than battery back up. Castlevania 64's another one I can think of that required it.

The N64 was my main console at the time and I've still got loads of my old games, and I was forced to own 2 Controller Paks to deal with save data.....I was always grateful when Nintendo published games had battery back up.

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#6

ToxieDogg commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

@Damo That's not entirely true, there were quite a number of third party N64 games that didn't have battery back up and used the Memory Pack for level save data, such as Duke Nukem 64, Mystical Ninja, Doom and Quake.

I assume they did that to cut costs because I remember a lot of third party publishers complaining about the costs of manufacturing carts vs CDs, which was the beginnings of Nintendo's poor relationship with them.

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#7

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

I've got a Villager on the way to me from Amazon Germany, got the email about it an hour ago. I've got a Kirby ordered with them as well, but nothing about that yet...they're meant to be back in stock this week.

I've also got a Yoshi back ordered from Nintendo.co.uk for as soon as they come in and I've currently got Wii Fit Trainer, Pikachu, Fox, Samus and Peach on the way as well (due to be delivered on Thursday). I've already got Donkey Kong, Marth, Link and Mario.

I've just gone ahead and preordered all of the rest. I knew they'd sell, but I wasn't expecting quite this level of demand. :/

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#8

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

@Hy8ogen But what about people like me who are just big Nintendo fans in general and fans of ALL their games? Sure, they're not the kind of characters you expect to see in a fighting game. But they do have a prominent place in Nintendo's roster, they're playable characters in Smash 3DS/Wii U and as such it's cool to have their amiibos which are modelled on their Classic Mode trophies in Smash.

If you haven't got an interest in the quirkier characters, that's entirely up to you but there's a lot of us out there who LOVE stuff like this, and also really enjoy the original games these characters featured in too. :)

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#9

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

@awesomeunclet Brilliant news, thank you! I didn't think to check there. They deliver to the UK so just ordered a Villager amiibo, cost £16.95 in total inc. shipping....I can live with paying £6 more than I would have had to have paid buying it from Nintendo.co.uk or a high street store, didn't want to end up paying £30+ for it though.

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#10

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

@TeeJay I hope it is just a rumour, or at least that they won't be discontinued until early next year. Because if there is any truth in it, that's just crazy considering the demand for them. They should make another batch at least, not just 'Oh by the way, tough luck if you didn't buy those amiibos as soon as they launched because they're gone now...Please Understand.' :(

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#11

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

Ah.....crap. :( Villager's one of the two I still need (the other being Kirby) I noticed the prices were getting a bit ridiculous but I wasn't aware of this announcement. This has actually made me a bit angry, how on earth are people meant to accurately predict which ones will be discontinued and which ones won't? We aren't all just made of money and can buy each and every one as soon as they're released :(

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#12

ToxieDogg commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@Ryu_Niiyama That is honestly what the guy behind the counter said :D My (now ex) girlfriend was with me at the time and we were both trying really hard not to laugh because it just seemed so ridiculous that a store clerk could blatantly lie to a customer like that and keep a straight face. At least I got a replacement though, I feel bad for @datamonkey getting screwed over. They are an awful store with an awful reputation for the most part, there are a couple of decent branches about though.

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#13

ToxieDogg commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@datamonkey I've had nearly that exact same experience, and it also put me off shopping at GAME. Back when Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga first came out on GBA, I bought what I thought was a brand new copy from GAME which I paid full price for, got home and there was an existing save file on it for about 24 hours gameplay! I took it back the next morning (less than 24 hours later,from the time showing on my receipt so they couldn't accuse me of playing it) and the excuse they came up with was 'It came from the factory like that' (!) So I asked if I could have one that didn't come from the factory like that ;) and made them replace it, then stood and tested it on my GBA in front of them to make sure.

They're a pathetic company, I can't understand how they've managed to stay in business, let alone remain the biggest videogame retailer on the high street.

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#14

ToxieDogg commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

Well, as a result of this article (and luckily I've got the savings to do it), I've bought some more from nintendo.co.uk for £10.99 each....Peach, Samus, Fox, Wii Fit Trainer and Pikachu to go with the Mario, Donkey Kong, Marth, and Link I've already got. I've had no problems with delivery from nintendo.co.uk before, bought quite a bit of stuff from them.

I managed to get a back order in for Yoshi as well last week, although now I'm a bit dubious as to whether I'll get that or not. I'm going to eventually buy these things anyway, I just want to pay RRP for them, not GAME's inflated prices. The problem is, because they're doing this, everybody else will put their prices up too. Supply and demand is one thing, but GAME being the biggest videogame retailer on the high street doing this is going to create headaches.

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#15

ToxieDogg commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@Nintendoyle That's....horrible. I received my Smash Gamecube controller this morning (I got my copy of the game and Gamecube adaptor last week) from shopto.net....they priced one of their preorder options wrong a while back so I got a copy of the game and Gamecube controller for just over £50.....they quickly removed the option from their site after I preordered it, but they honoured their their preorders. I'm giving the other copy of the game to my nephew for Xmas (I was going to buy it for him anyway) so I've effectively gotten the controller dirt cheap :D

No way I'd have paid £40 for it by itself :o

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#16

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

I received the game/Gamecube controller adaptor bundle from shopto.net on Friday, but I also preordered a Smash branded Gamecube controller from them and due to some kind of supply problem from Nintendo (apparently), that hasn't been dispatched yet.

At least I've still got my old Wavebird to use for now :)

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#17

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):

@brandonbwii I bought and completed Thomas Was Alone ages ago on PC.
I could've got Iddle Dew on PC as well, but I've been holding out for the Wii U version, would've done the same with Thomas Was Alone if I'd known back when I got it that it was eventually coming to Wii U.

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#18

ToxieDogg commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@dumedum Absolutely. I think Nintendo's actually done a great job with the E-shop and their various promotions so far this generation. They allow publishers to discount their own games whenever they want (which has netted me some good bargains) and I think they'll likely do another Christmas sale this year, like they did last year....I managed to get all the Zen Pinball DLC for rock bottom prices, and as I'm in the UK they also launched Super Mario Bros 3 on Virtual Console at the end of last December for 99p! And that's not forgetting when they first launched the Virtual Console service too, and sold a game a month for 30p, including stuff like F-Zero, Super Metroid and Punch Out. Then there's been the recent 'Smash Bros Characters' sales where any games on the Virtual Console associated with characters in Smash Bros were heavily discounted. It also happened when NES Remix launched as well.

Then there's also things like the 'Zelda' discounts they did when Hyrule Warriors launched. In the UK they offered a discount on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze when they put the DKC trilogy on the Wii U Virtual console, and I'd be surprised if they don't do the same in the US when the DKC trilogy appear over there.

For anybody to say Nintendo are bad at offering sales and discounts is just plain wrong, there's frequent discounts and offers on the E-shop.

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#19

ToxieDogg commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

@Ralek85 The problem is, is that you don't really get 'discounts' or 'sales' with PS+ or XBL Gold, you've already paid a substantial amount of money to subscribe to those services so they're just basically offering you your money back. With PSN+, if you stop subscribing for any reason then you lose all those 'free' games you downloaded.

And have you forgotten about the Nintendo Premium promotion? Since the Wii U launched, anyone who purchased a Premium (32gb) Wii U earns points any time they pay to download a game or DLC, and for every 500 points you get a code for free E-Shop credit, effectively giving you cash back. From a service you never had to pay for. The full details are here if you're interested:- p.nintendo.net

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#20

ToxieDogg commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

Nobody can really complain about this though or use it to say 'the Wii U is doomed!' or 'third party games just don't sell well on Wii U!'....the fact is, Sonic Boom hasn't had a single decent review and as someone who's bought and played it....I agree with the reviews :p Whilst I'm not hugely sorry I got it, I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anybody else at full price unless they're a hardcore Sonic fan.

The 3DS game does seem better from the demo (haven't picked it up yet) but it's still doesn't feel right as a Sonic game. Fact is, Sega screwed up and tried rushing crap onto the shelf before it was ready in order to get Xmas sales....it's not worked and it's completely their own fault it's not going to sell.

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#21

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

I bought it. :( Wasn't expecting it to be great, but Sonic's one of the game series I collect and there was nothing else fighting for my cash last week.....anyway, whilst I'm not gonna disagree with the review above and think it's mostly fair, I will say that Sonic Boom is a much better game than Sonic '06 at least...the glitches in Sonic Boom can be annoying at times whereas the glitches in Sonic '06 (along with the horrendous loading times) made it nearly unplayable. And I say that as someone who struggled right through to the last stage of Sonic '06 before deciding enough was enough.

Sonic Boom's just very average for the most part, and a little below average the rest of the time. The side on 2D platforming sections are decent and there's a couple of good action sequences but inbetween it's dull and slow paced, constantly having to swap characters gets annoying fast, and the combat is just uninspired button mashing with no skill involved or any sure fire way to rack up decent combos (not that it makes any difference :p )

On a side note, even though the rings meter/energy bar is capped at 100, you still need to keep collecting them as you need them to unlock artwork and music bonuses in the 'collectibles' section from the main menu. And you need to collect literally thousands of rings for the unlocks :p

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#22

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):

Ittle Dew! I've been waiting months for that to hit the EU E-shop. I'm getting Smash as well, of course, but a physical copy.

I'll grab that Hyrule Warriors DLC too, seeing as I bought the Season Pass :p

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#24

ToxieDogg commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

The Vita has a couple of fantastic games (I loved Gravity Rush for instance and 100%'d it, including all the DLC) but better than the 3DS? Only in terms of specs and (largely useless/not used much) features. The 3DS absolutely destroys the Vita in terms of it's software library. It's not even close.

The Wii brand is a shadow of it's former self, sure. But look at those preorders for Smash Bros U, Sony. ;) and still quite a lot of great looking announced games to come. Sure, the PS4 will continue to dominate, but I don't think Sony will get those casual gamers that Nintendo lost either, they're gone....they've moved onto tablets and smartphones now.

And I think it's also pretty fair to say that the Xbox brand is a shadow of it's former self as well. I'm not sure how they're marketing the XO in the USA but here in the UK Microsoft are practically giving it away at the moment, £329 with Halo Master Chief Collection and Forza 5 is just one of the many deals doing the rounds.

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#25

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

@Peach64 What? So you're saying that a game being released for full (£50) price by a major publisher that's coming 6 months later than every other platform (and is now readily available to buy on those platforms for £20 max) and doesn't even include the original DLC packs (they're charging extra for them) is the same as a small download only game by an indie company that was funded on Kickstarter and only being sold for £12.99, that was only delayed in Europe because of localisation problems?

That's one of the most absurd comparisons I've ever seen.

@electrolite77 Don't be ridiculous, Captain Toad is only delayed by a single month in Europe and isn't already available on every other platform out there (for much cheaper) like Watch Dogs, its nowhere near the same kind of thing. And nobody's forcing anybody to buy an original 3DS now the New 3DS is coming out, it's not like it's some kind of big secret that there's an improved model on the way and people can wait until after Xmas if they want.

"we hope it's not a dog's dinner of a port". Probably still better than AC Unity.

Well, that's debateable isn't it? No confirmed Wii U screenshots so far, and no reviews so far. And this is even coming from someone who owns AC Unity on PS4 and doesn't think it's all that bad.

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#27

ToxieDogg commented on Sonic Boom Exploit Allows Players to Skip Larg...:

Well...despite what I've said before, I really can't defend garbage like this in a modern day game.

Sega need to get this patched pronto, or it's a massive embarrassment for them. Why has this game seemingly not been developed properly? That's what I want to know.

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#28

ToxieDogg commented on Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Do...:

I'm not expecting this game to be some kind of top notch Mario beater but I'm at least cautiously optimistic until I see more reviews. Many people were too quick to slate Sonic Lost World as being a poor or average game without even playing it (I still say it's a very good game, more worthy of an 8/10 than a 7/10) so I reserve judgement on Sonic Boom until I've had a chance to try it myself.

Of course, it might be an awful game :p And it's not a good sign at all that they've been slow sending review copies out (same as Ubisoft with Assassin's Creed Unity recently), but I'm not going to jump on the hate bandwagon just for the fun of it.

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#29

ToxieDogg commented on Video: Early Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Footage...:

Oh noes! One guy encounters a single glitch before the game is even released (which can be patched easily) that came as a result of him trying to jump up somewhere he obviously shouldn't have been going, that means the entire game is crappy and glitches and will be as bad as Sonic '06!

Er, no. Have some perspective people. You can ride up a near vertical surface on horseback in Skyrim, does that make Skyrim crappy?

I'm not saying this will be an amazing game that beats Super Mario 3D World, but lets wait until we have a chance to play it ourselves, eh? Sonic Lost World is a really good title, and I don't understand the level of hate it got in reviews....if you look beyond the final scores, most reviewers just seemed upset that it was too hard for them and they had trouble with just doing normal jumps and homing attacks when they needed to, even though the tutorial clearly states the difference between pressing the A and B buttons. I played through it fine and didn't encounter any problems.

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#30

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 13th November (Europe):

Mario Kart DLC and Dracula X on the Wii U, and Bionic Commando Elite Forces and maybe AiRace Xeno on 3DS, plus I'll put Picross e5 on my Watch List so I'll have something to download during a 'quiet' week in the future.

Tengami looks really interesting but judging from the iOS reviews I've seen then £7.99 is probably a little steep for it and I'll wait for a discount.

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#31

ToxieDogg commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

A lot of people claim not to have played the original Wonder Boy....have you ever played Adventure Island on NES? It's pretty much identical to Wonder Boy asides from the main sprite and music.

So that being said, people complaining about having to hold a button to run and lean their thumb onto jump....exactly the same on Wonder Boy, only with Wonder Boy if you're not holding down run then his jumps are always pathetic. As much as I enjoy the game, I find the controls a lot more infuriating than Mario's.

There's a reason Mario was a mega success and Wonder Boy/Adventure Island was only a minor one, but I still respect that they guy was driven to try and make a better game after playing Mario :) ....it just shows how seminal and influential Super Mario Bros really was.

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#32

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Tetrobot & Co (Wii U eShop):

I was hoping this would be good so added it to my watch list. Will probably download it next month (along with Stealth 2) once the horribly expensive month of November is out of the way :p

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#33

ToxieDogg commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I think the biggest divide on this topic seems to be between those who think that Nintendo titles are 'AAA' games because of their personal preference and unmistakeable quality of the games anyway, and those who think that only hugely selling franchises like GTA, The Elder Scrolls etc. can be 'AAA' games (don't get me wrong, those games are also excellent), mostly because of their big budgets and big sales.

Of course, this being a Nintendo centric site, many people (myself included at times) will big up Nintendo titles and defend them pretty passionately.

If anybody wants to big up the other formats, there's plenty of other sites more focused around them to go and voice your opinion on. That doesn't necessarily make people here right or you wrong, but by the same token I wouldn't go onto a forum showing support for one football team and start going on about how much better their rivals are and expect people to just accept it and not argue with me, lol

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#34

ToxieDogg commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Wow, hilarious how almost this entire thread has basically descended into a trollfight and one upmanship contest about who's allowed a valid opinion based on what consoles they own because....shock horror...the president of Nintendo Of America is supporting his own company.

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#35

ToxieDogg commented on Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week:

@Kirk Actually there is truth in what you say. I'm really enjoying it and think there's a lot of depth beyond it being a button masher but you really have to take time to learn the stages and how the enemies attack and when to dodge. The first time you play any stage it is just complete sensory overload until you replay them, put the practice in and improve, but a lot of gamers today don't have the patience or will to do that unfortunately and will just judge Bayonetta completely on how it first appears to them.

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#39

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 6th November (Europe):

I'll grab Siesta Fiesta whilst it's on offer (I was actually going to pay full price for it anyway) and I'll definitely get Mega Man 7, X3 and The Swapper further down the line.

Ultimate NES Remix? Meh....I was initially tempted but I've got both of the Wii U versions already and less content and features + higher price = rip off. Should have been a £20 download at most, and no more than £24.99 for a physical copy.

On another note, still no GBA Castlevania games or Dracula X/Vampire's Kiss for EU? :(

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#40

ToxieDogg commented on Polychromatic Extravaganza de Blob Will Be Mak...:

Whatever they do with this franchise, be it a remake of the first 2 games or a sequel, they need to implement a much better save/checkpoint system into it. Not because the games are too hard (the difficulty is fine just as it is) but because if you're looking to do any level 100%, you can usually be looking at having to sit and play for an hour (or more) at a time before you can save your game. It put me off playing the first one in particular a lot (the second had a 'suspend' game feature, on Xbox 360 at least) as even though I really liked it I just wasn't able to dedicate myself (and my spare time) to it in the way that it needed to be.

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#41

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Donkey Kong Land III (3DS eShop / Game...:

@Dodger There might not be a Princess Daisy game yet, but there is this for Nintendo DS....

Untitled

It's a surprisingly good platformer with an excellent soundtrack and has a decent challenge (10+ hours) if you're playing to find and unlock all the hidden stuff. Well worth a look if you're after something a little different.

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#42

ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo 64x64: Donkey Kong 64:

Ace game, one that I 100% completed back on N64. Didn't mind all the collectibles at all as they made the game last longer and worth exploring with every character. Whilst I didn't personally enjoy it quite as much as Banjo Kazooie or Tooie, it's very close behind them on my list of favourite N64 games.

Just a shame that Rare included one of their own IPs (Jetpac) as an unlockable minigame later on, as that's almost certainly what's caused the issue with bringing it to Virtual Console so far.

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#44

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

@JaxonH Oh, I agree absolutely. :) They're both excellent games and I loved playing through Tropical Freeze earlier this year and plan to revisit it soon. It just boils down to personal preference....I like the setting, themes and stage designs more in Donkey Kong Country 2, that's all there is to it :) It has a kind of 'dark and gloomy' vibe that I really like whereas Tropical Freeze is that bit more cheerful. The difficulty feels just right as opposed to Tropical Freeze which to me felt a little too hard at times, verging on being cheap.

I'd still highly recommend both games (as well all DKC, DKC3 and DK64) to anybody though.

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#45

ToxieDogg commented on Curve Digital Talks Over Stealth Inc 2, Wii U ...:

Definitely want to get Stealth 2, and I'm happy to pay full price for it but with having bought the Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition and Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition recently,on top of Smash Bros 3DS and Fantasy Life, and also having downloaded the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land games on my Wii U/3DS, this will have to wait a short while longer. Expensive time of year to be a Nintendo fan :p

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#46

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

@whodatninja From experience, it still plays fine (I've heard people talk about control lag due to the Wii U's inability to output 50hz but I honestly haven't had that happen to me), but there IS a definite slight visual stutter....kind of reminds me of playing games on a SNES emulator with not quite the right settings. It's still a great game in terms of music, level design and playability but there's absolutely no reason that they should have fobbed us off with the 50hz version because it just slightly ruins what is an otherwise perfect 2D platformer. Shame.

@Action51 'For the record:

Super Mario Galaxy is better then Mario 64'
Yes
'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is better then DKC:2'
No.

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#47

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

@SahashraLA Don't worry, you can always revert back to your old tactic of blaming the entire continent of Europe and us 'ungrateful' European gamers if the Wii U has a bad year in 2015, just like you did in this past topic....

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/01/video_this_dr_luigi_trailer_may_be_the_perfect_remedy

.....although you appear to have deleted your original comment when most people called you out on how ridiculous you sounded.

BTW The Wii U has been outselling the PS4 in Japan, and Super Smash Bros 3DS had massive sales over there, not bad for a country that 'doesn't care', eh? ;)

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#48

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U...:

I've never played the first....is it worth me grabbing that on PS3 or should I just move onto this now? Any chance of the original coming to Wii U in the future like Trine is about to?

Either way, this looks ace and I'll definitely support it as soon as I've got some spare cash :)

@JaxonH I'm hoping NoA gives you guys the Donkey Kong Country/Land games on Virtual Console soon, though it's been a bit of a double edged sword for us Europeans....last week's DKC2 was the old PAL 50hz version and whilst it's still perfectly playable (despite people complaining), there's definitely a slight visible stutter because of the Wii U being unable to output in 50hz mode :( . Hopefully EU will get the GBA Castlevania games, Dracula X, Cybernator and Wild Guns at some point too, it's a bit silly having these huge differences between what we're given to play on opposite sides of the Atlantic :p

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#49

ToxieDogg commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

@DarkCoolEdge 'I don't like that 99% of women in this industry are depicted the way they are and a big part of it is because there are women in my life I love and feel that are being constantly diminished just because they are not men. And I don't like it.'

Is that a massively gross over exaggeration, or could you elaborate more on that please? I've been playing and collecting games for the last 3 decades and have all the major consoles and handhelds (asides from Xbox One) and I'm really struggling to see what you mean by the way '99% of women' are apparently depicted. If I scan over my games collection, I see quite a large number of games where females are portrayed in a hugely positive light, such as the Metroid series, the Zelda series (numerous characters like Zelda/Sheik, Impa, Ruto, Midna etc), Beyond Good And Evil, Perfect Dark, Kameo, Resident Evil, various Castlevania characters, numerous RPGs etc. and only a very, very small minority of (main Jap-centric) games such as Onechanbara and Senran Kagura Burst where the sexualisation of the characters is (in my opinion) intentional.

The positive portrayal of females far, far outweighs the negative so I don't know how you've come to that conclusion, although I'm prepared for you to correct me.

@Kirk I also completely agree with everything you've said in this thread,

ToxieDogg

#50

ToxieDogg commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

Got the First Print Edition from GAME (spit!)...don't really like buying from them but it was an exclusive, and I'd already preordered it before it went up on Nintendo.co.uk. It's pretty nice but I don't like how the artbook is actually stuck to the case and can't be removed from it. Awesome games though :D