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Sun 23rd January, 2011

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ToxieDogg commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Perhaps this will convince Oddworld Inhabitants to stop messing around and get Oddworld New & Tasty released on the Wii U E-shop. Anyone who wants to download games knows that they have to buy more memory than the tiny amount of free space Nintendo provide with their consoles



ToxieDogg commented on Review: Metroid: Other M (Wii):

It's a bit silly how people complain about the storyline and voice acting and say the game should have a lower score because of's still a brilliantly designed Metroid title with great gameplay.

Then on the other hand, you have The Last Of Us with mediocre, dull gameplay and those same people think it's worthy of it's 10/10 scores just because it has a good story and voice acting. I think a lot of people play games for the wrong reasons.



ToxieDogg commented on Sega Producer Explains Exactly What Went Wron...:

Speed wasn't the problem. Plenty of games are fine without a main character that goes way too fast (that's why other 3D Sonic games can be a chore to play)...the problem was it was full of glitches (once the 'infinite Knuckles jump' glitch was discovered, the game pretty much became a laughing stock), the level designs weren't that great, the music was poor, most people didn't like the new character designs, etc.

I'm one of the people who bought it at launch knowing full well that it was going to flop, enjoyed it for what it was but I can still easily see why it failed. If the game's producer can't see why it failed, then it's no wonder Sega are in financial difficulty and reduced to making mobile games to try and scrape a quick buck back.



ToxieDogg commented on Games Industry Analysts Somewhat Divided On Ni...:

Games Industry 'Experts': Nintendo is doomed! Wii U sucks! Nintendo is losing stacks of money! Nintendo should make mobile games!
Nintendo: OK, we are announcing a partnership with DeNA to make mobile games
Games Industry 'Experts': Oh noes! Nintendo is possibly doomed! This might not work after all!




ToxieDogg commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush to Roll Into ...:

@alLabouTandroiD It's because the original DS game (Kirby: Canvas Curse) was renamed as Kirby: Power Paintbrush in Europe for some strange, unknown reason.

The worst one they did it with was Kirby: Squeak Squad....that got renamed as Kirby: Mouse Attack in Europe. Not only is it a stupid name, but it's also quite easy to confuse it with Kirby: Mass Attack when you're trying to talk to somebody about it :p



ToxieDogg commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Confirmed For Eu...:

Awesome. I'll be preordering that special edition. Not sure why people keep getting won't sell in huge numbers and gaming or society as a whole won't be affected because of it. A lot of people like myself just like the crazy Japanese madness of it all (same reason I love stuff like the Goeman games and Cho Aniki), only an extremely tiny amount will be buying for voyeuristic reasons when there's plenty more dodgy adult content available all over the internet completely of charge.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (Europe):

Metroid Zero Mission :D But where the heck is Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow? And Trine: Enchanted Edition?

Most of the time I don't mind waiting a bit longer for some games to be released on the EU E-shop, but we're on borrowed time here, we've only got until April before the Nintendo Premium points promotion finally comes to an end :(



ToxieDogg commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Sends New Nintendo ...:

@MrGawain Ah sorry, I misunderstood :(

I've had numerous problems with Nintendo customer service myself, they're not as friendly and helpful as a lot of people here would have you believe. Remember when they were giving away free codes for Super Mario Bros DX on 3DS last year? I never received mine and I had to blitz them with 7 or 8 emails before they acknowledged there'd been a problem and sent me one....a full two months after everybody else had received theirs. At the start of the year, they also refused to add a free Zelda calendar (the promotion was spend £30, get a free calendar) to my existing preorder for amiibos saying that they couldn't make any changes to an existing order and that I had to delete the order and redo it in order to get the freebie....knowing full well that I couldn't as all the preorders for those amiibos had sold out (one of them was Rosalina :p and I had the next lot with Shulk and King Dedede preordered on the same ticket too). I've never heard of any company that can't edit your preorders before.....I'm pretty sure if I'd asked them to add a couple of Wii U consoles to my preorder they would have been quite happy to.



ToxieDogg commented on Weirdness: Fan Creates Custom amiibo of Sonic ...:

I don't like these 'custom' amiibo at all to be honest, because they're not official and (asides from Sonic) the characters aren't playable in Super Smash Bros, they look like they're some kind of el cheapo amiibo knock offs from Hong Kong or something :p At the very least, I'd want them to be in the same poses as their Super Smash Bros trophies, the way the official amiibo are.

That being said, if I could have an amiibo of any character that's not been announced yet, I'd want Goeman and Ebisumaru from Mystical NInja :D



ToxieDogg commented on WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With ...:

Whilst I don't think that's a great discount for Shantae (should've been 50% off), I'll bite at that price. Mostly because I want it on Wii U and the Premium promotion for earning points towards £5 vouchers end on April 1st. I also really enjoyed the first 2 games so hopefully I'll like the third too. I'll also grab MSF2 on Wii U as well, as I had a lot of fun with the 3DS version...especially the vocal version of the theme tune you unlock at the end ;)



ToxieDogg commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

Having played the game (and I use the term 'game' loosely), I mostly agree with DarkKirby.

I hate it when games requiring very little input from the 'player' are given a free pass because they have interesting storylines. We should be judging games mainly by their gameplay...if you want to rate something by storyline standards, go be a book reviewer or a movie critic.

I don't care how intriguing a premise is, if the gameplay isn't there to back it up, then a game's review sore should reflect that. I was uncomfortable when The Last Of Us was given perfect 10s too.

Gone Home works as a short piece of interactive entertainment, but I really wouldn't class it as much of a 'game' at all. Take away the storyline and it's no better than The Letter, which is (rightfully) widely ridiculed.



ToxieDogg commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

I've said it before and I'll say it again....Super Mario Sunshine should be the first Gamecube game getting the remake treatment. Or better still, a sequel (hey, Luigi's Mansion got the sequel treatment) It's surprising how much Nintendo seem to have largely forgotten about it in recent years.



ToxieDogg commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticke...:

I only just got it. But I only started playing Pokemon Alpha Sapphire today :)

@bernardtullassa At the start screen, instead of loading your save game, go onto 'Mystery Gift' and connect to the'll be given an option to receive a gift by inputting a code there. Then once it's downloaded, go to any Poke Center in the game and there's a woman standing in front of the main desk who'll give it to you.



ToxieDogg commented on The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Pla...:

@Alundra-1998 Glad you got them if it's something you want to keep :)

From my perspective, the artwork on the plates is really nice, but I've got no use for them as far as their intended purpose goes so I passed on ordering them in the hope that somebody else who genuinely wanted them would be able to get them. There's plenty of places I can download and print the artwork off from if needs be. :)



ToxieDogg commented on The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Pla...:

I didn't order them...I kinda wanted them, but I've got the Majora's Mask edition New 3DS XL so they'd just be a pointless collectible to me that I'd be keeping packaged up forever (I've no intention of buying a regular sized New 3DS) and denying somebody else of having.

I only hope that most of the people who got them actually wanted them and weren't just buying them to resell on Ebay and Amazon :(



ToxieDogg commented on Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Cla...:

Rated in Australia? Maybe this is a sign that we'll get the PAL version before the NTSC version.

It might be like how PAL regions have been stiffed over Kirby and the Rainbow Curse...we'll get Yoshi's Wooly World early and the US has to wait until 'Q4 2015' ;) ;)



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (Europe):

Cybernator for me and the Hyrule Warriors DLC.

I was hoping we'd get Castlevania Aria Of Sorrow this week as well, but for some odd reason they've been spacing out the Castlevania games in Europe rather than give us one each week.



ToxieDogg commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

I've got all 29 released in the UK so far, I preordered my first two from (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong), and after that I've ordered 1 of each of every one available from, (asides from Villager and Kirby I ordered from Amazon Germany when they were near impossible to find just before Christmas) and have preorders locked in for 1 of each of all of the Super Mario wave (along with a copy of Mario Party 10) and 1 of each of all of the next Smash Bros wave (Pac Man, Lucina, Wario, Ness, Charizard, Robin). Weirdly, when I received the most recent amiibos this past Thursday, I also got an emall from Nintendo apologising that I'd not received the next Smash Bros ones yet even though they're not due until April.

Reading stories like the ones above makes my blood boil. I would never scalp, and hate the thought that people are deliberately depriving fans and genuine collectors of the chance to buy at RRP, especially store staff who are blatantly putting them straight on Ebay. I read a thread on here recently where people were basically defending scalpers (with regards to the Majora's Mask New 3DSes) saying it's all 'supply and demand' and that kind of crap, but when many regular customers are denied the chance to buy any to begin with because of the likes of unscrupulous store clerks, or a guy is laughing in a child's face and already expecting to get near $100 on Ebay before he's even listed them, when do you finally start seeing it for the shady practice that it is?

I'm grateful now that have limited amiibo to 1 of each per customer....I think it should apply to all sites and stores as well. This kind of nonsense needs to be stamped out at the source. It's no good saying 'people will only pay what they want on Ebay' because we all know that there's plenty of shill bidding that goes on there.



ToxieDogg commented on Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from...:

Eek. Wasn't expecting the official Nintendo online store to cancel preorders. I've got all amiibo so far, and all the next wave preordered with, but it makes me fearful my preorder won't be completely fulfilled now. I suspect Ness and Pac Man will be the next rare ones.



ToxieDogg commented on Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Late...:

@sweetiepiejonus Ah, that's good to hear :)

I don't have a Gamestop nearby me, it's GAME and Grainger Games where I am. I don't know how reliable Grainger Games are for things like amiibo (they seem OK for games) but GAME are notoriously bad for everything (I've had numerous poor experiences with them in the past myself). As it is, they're already charging more for amiibo than just about everywhere else, unless you buy them at the same time as Smash Bros Wii U, Hyrule Warriors or Mario Kart 8. And it's unlikely that they'll have enough Shulks to go around to cope with demand anyways. :(



ToxieDogg commented on Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Late...:

@Achoo I've already got Charizard, Wario, Robin, Lucina, Pac Man and Ness locked in with, though I was panicking and regularly checking the site after they were announced on the Nintendo Direct video.

I'm still fearful that I'm not going to get a full set, and will miss out on a couple just before the last few characters are launched :(



ToxieDogg commented on Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Late...:

Got mine from today, along with Mega Man, Sonic, King Dedede (my fave amiibo so far :D ) and Meta Knight.

I won't trust any other outlets asides from Ninty themselves now after reading all the horror stories of cancelled preorders going around over the last couple of months.



ToxieDogg commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

@blondeandy I agree with you, it's been a massive problem. Since the last lot of preorders went up, have actually put limits on of one of each amiibo per customer.

They really should have done that much earlier to stop people from buying them in bulk just to scalp on Ebay and Amazon marketplace. I've managed to get them all so far but I hate having to constantly scour the websites for preorder notifications every time new amiibo are announced in order to beat the scalpers. It really has sucked a lot of the fun out of collecting them.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

@Bass_X0 Any benefits over the SNES version of Super Ghouls n Ghosts? I'd have preferred Capcom release Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival, Final Fight One, Mega Man & Bass or either GBA Breath of Fire before Super Ghouls n Ghosts.

Yeah, the GBA version of Super Ghouls n Ghosts has all new 'arrange' stages apparently so I'm interested to see what those are like. I'd like to see Final Fight One as it's a huge improvement over the SNES port of the original game, but what would be the benefit of the GBA Breath Of Fire games over the SNES versions that are already on VC? And Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on GBA has a couple of nasty game breaking glitches they need to deal with before they put it out there.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):

I've still got all my original Castlevania carts, but it's cool having all the Nintendo Castlevanias downloaded on the same system so I'll grab Harmony Of Dissonance and give it another's an excellent game even though the soundtrack is horrible and sounds like something the Sega Master System would pump out.

Really interested in the GBA port of Super Ghouls n Ghosts as I've only played the SNES original and would like to see what these 'arrange' levels are all about.

No interest in Kirby at that price as I have it on disc



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 12th February (Europe):

Getting a Majora's Mask New 3DS but also physical copies of both Majora's Mask (it's the collector's edition, and it's by far my favourite Zelda) and Monster Hunter 4 so no downloads as I'll have plenty to play this week.

More amiibo are launching next week too...ouch, my poor wallet!



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

I've got them all, so not a worry for me but....why do this?!? And why completely screw up one of your biggest global markets with these 'retailer exclusives' that have made it all but impossible for many people in the US to get a full collection, or even just the few niche characters they want?

I don't often say this with regards to Nintendo, but I'm so glad I live in the UK at the moment and have been able to preorder ever single amiibo really easily direct from Nintendo's UK website with free delivery. The fact that people in the US can't buy (or preorder) ever single one of them direct from Nintendo's US website is just plain insanity.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 5th February (Europe):

I'd have bought Shantae at full price on Wii U, but with more amiibo, the New 3DS XL, Monster Hunter 4 and Zelda Majora's Mask 3D all launching soon then it's going to have to wait. As much as Nintendo would like to think otherwise, I'd not made of cash.

I've already got Stealth 2, and the other 3 I've got via PS+, so sadly I have to say 'nothing ' for me this week :(



ToxieDogg commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

@AshFoxX That's partly because the remake of Conker on Xbox (Conker: Live and Reloaded) just isn't as good as the original. They removed all of the cool local multiplayer games and replaced them with a crappy online team deathmatch type thing (which you can't even play properly anymore thanks to no Xbox Live on original Xboxes) and the censorship on some parts, unbelievably, was actually increased. That, and the fact that carts are just more collectible than discs anyway.

I'm hugely surprised that Banjo Kazooie and Tooie, even Perfect Dark were ported to Xbox Live Arcade (as Microsoft now own Rare) but not other games in Rare's back catalogue like Conker, Jet Force Gemini and Blast Corps....I think they're really missing a trick here and even though I have those games on N64, I'd love to see them made more widely available for a reasonable price.



ToxieDogg commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

I had the good sense to buy Metroid Prime Trilogy on disc the first time around, so I don't need to buy it again.....anyone who didn't should snap it up at that price though.

I'll take Castlevania Circle Of The Moon and the Hyrule Warriors DLC I've already paid for this week I think, along with possibly Gunman Clive 2 on 3DS.



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

@Shiryu Anarchy Reigns on the PS3/Xbox 360 technically is the sequel to Mad World. It also bombed and sold even less on those supposedly popular mature formats than Mad World did on Wii so it's very unlikely we'll see a Wii U version unfortunately :(

On topic, I'd love Excitebots as it was never released here in the UK, and in return they should also put up Disaster: Day Of Crisis as it was a great game that never got a US release.



ToxieDogg commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

Managed to snag preorders for 1 of each, so my complete collection continues for now :D

Interestingly, if you look on now, they've limited all amiibo purchases to 1 per customer. I know that will annoy some people who want 2 or 3 but let's be honest, it's probably the only fair way to combat scalpers at the moment. Hopefully this will make future amiibo a little easier to get hold of.



ToxieDogg commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon Yeah, I saw that :D I'm a multiformat owner so if it happens, I'll be all over it....Battletoads is one of my all time favourite franchises :)

On a side note, , now have all the wave 5 amiibos up for preorder so I've just preordered them all. Crisis averted for now....until the next wave :)



ToxieDogg commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

I just wish Nintendo would get it's act together. I've bought them all so far (only one of each, I'm not a scalper :p ) direct from but they haven't said anything about Wave 4 yet (Ness, Pac-Man, Robin etc) even though the preorders are now sold out on at least 2 other sites I use.

I'll be royally pissed if I can't get those amiibo for RRP and Nintendo UK aren't stocking them on their own site as they haven't said anything about giving exclusivity to any retailers over here :(

I am interested in the Super Mario range too, but I'll initially just be concentrating on the characters I've not already got from the Smash set, and picking up the others later.



ToxieDogg commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

@sonicmeerkat Sonic '06 still retains the title of worst Sonic game as it actually is broken. Some sections are so glitchy that you'll often fall through solid looking platforms to your death, and the final stages (where you play as every other character and have to collect Chaos Emeralds to revive Sonic who's been KO'd at that point in order for him to fight the final boss) are just complete pot luck as to whether you beat them or holes keep appearing in mid air to kill you and appear in different places every time, making progress completely random. That, and the horrendous loading times (even when you've installed the game to the Xbox 360 HDD) make it an exercise in torture to play.

Sonic Boom is bad, but it will never be quite that bad.



ToxieDogg commented on Sonic Boom Gets a Whopping 1GB+ Update in Euro...:

First off, it's not a 'broken' can still be played from beginning to end with few problems if you're not actively looking for glitches or actively trying to find ways to jump outside of the obvious borders surrounding the game world. So anybody playing this game in years to come can still go through it.

That being said, the glitches are easy to find, it has severe frame rate issues on top of that, and should never have been released in the state it's in. it's ridiculous that the patch is so huge given that Super Mario 3D World is a near perfect game and doesn't take up much more room. Sega really should publicly apologise for it.