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Male, 35, France

Sun 20th January, 2008

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

Also, no interest in Smash or Amiibo. For the Wii U I'm looking forward to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Zelda Wii U and a couple of indies. I'll buy a PS4 eventually, but probably not before Uncharted 4 and/or The Last Guardian have come out. I've had my share of grievances with Steam, but I can't help but emptying my bank account when the Steam sales start. I am patient, never buy new games but wait a couple of months and then buy 15-20 games for less then 100 Euros! ;) Fallout 4, assuming that it comes out next year, will be the only game I'll be buying full price on Steam.



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

Hahaha. Same thing here. I stock up on PC games during the Steam sales and then have to many games to play. Luxury problem yo! ;)

On the PS3 I still want to play/finish Red Dead Redeption, Okami HD, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and Ni No Kuni. Flower is nice and relaxing. If you haven't yet, then be sure to play The Last of Us and Journey!!

The one problem with all these great games is....having hardly enough time to play them :(



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

This week is not even that bad! Still, I bought Luigi's Mansion 2 and Kirby Triple Deluxe this week so I'll have to take it easy on the download. Also, I'm holding off for a potential eShop spending frenzy this Christmas.



Vriess commented on Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old:

Retirement age creeping up.... Don't he dare! Not that he doesn't deserve it, he does, but we don't want to miss him just yet :S




Vriess commented on Feature: These Are The Mario Kart 8 DLC Packs ...:

Nope, nope, nope and nope. Almost all ideas would deviate way to much from the original Mario Kart concept. To me, they would feel really out of place. Let's see how things work out with the first two DLC packs. It's the first time that characters outside of Mario games are going to be introduced to a MK game, let's not get all overboard by adding more. Nintendo should be careful with it's franchises as to not dilute them.



Vriess commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

Expecting a formal apology for not releasing enough VC games and the promise of at least 2 titles a week from now on. Okay, not what we're gonna get, but it's what I want!

Oh, and an announcement of Majora's Mask 3D would be nice.



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

One of the many discounts? What....this week, or next week? I'm not seeing MANY discounts, just a couple and they are not that great.

The Swapper for 15 Euros !?!?! Great game, but that price is ridiculous! It came out like....18 months ago and can be picked up for peanuts on Steam or in a Humble Bundle.

I'll be buying Mega Man 7.



Vriess commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

When people start using gaming hardware for other things then it's intended purpose, the manufacturers take measures which affect the user experience for all consumers.

I check the eShop on my 3DS about twice a month and a lot of times I'm presented with a mandatory "stability" update and I find this annoying. So it's up to me to ignore it and pretend that it's not an issue? Hackers and modders should go play with rooted smartphones and PC's and leave gaming hardware alone.

Also, I think that most EULAs (which are legally binding) nowadays include sections covering "other use" and that manufacturers don't allow this. Consumers have to agree to these terms in order to start using the hardware. Hackers and modders are in breach of the EULA and thus it is illegal what they are doing. There, no more room for excuses.



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

Nothing for me this week, but I can't complain about the amount of releases this week. Looking good!

The certification process takes about 3-4 weeks and it's been about 3 weeks now. I think the game will be released before the end of the month.



Vriess commented on Nintendo Highlights 'Nindies' and Their Games ...:

Affordable Space Adventures, Shantae and maybe Costume Quest 2. The indies interest me more than the big titles that are still to appear this year.

Shovel Knight I already finished on the PC but I'll get it on the Wii U too. My daughters want to play that game so badly. I'm giving them all the retro love I can :)



Vriess commented on Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work Wi...:

Dear Nintendo Life. It is NOT fair to hold a contest for UK only readers to win Hyrule Warriors and getting everyone's hopes up because the whole world can read the same article. SHAME ON YOU NINTENDO LIFE!!

Posting this here because the commenting section underneath the contest article is CLOSED for NL members from other countries...yeah...that's nice...



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I actually think it's better to play SSB on the 2DS, because;
1. You don't need the 3D effect to enjoy this game
2. The d-pad is better (quicker and more accurate) for fighting games.
3. The d-pad is much better positioned on the 2DS than on the 3DS.

You have a 2DS! Good for you :)



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

With a huge install base that is already out there? Nonsense. It's not like everybody that is going to buy SSB, also is going to buy a new 3DS especially for it, just because it's more durable. Also, Nintendo designing hardware that they know that is not going to last? They are not that evil nor that stupid!



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I don't understand how people can play fighting games with an analog stick or circle pad anyway. It isn't accurate at all, and too slow.
And what about the hinges? With such frantic gameplay, I think that those will get a hard time too.



Vriess commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):


I understand your argument, but the complaint about too little VC titles is a long standing one. Nintendo has surely heard it, yet ignores it or fails to comment about it. It's a source of frustration for us retro gamers that has been building for years many years now. When the Wii came out in 2006 we were treated to multiple great VC titles a month. Over the years there was a decline in released titles, and now we can't even play most of the VC titles that were released for the Wii on the Wii U!! We have to make due with about 10 bad, or mediocre VC titles for each good one, and maybe only once every couple of months. The retro gamers want to buy the games but there aren't hardly any. And then there are people who frown upon people who use emulators and roms...really... The 25 yo + gamers want to buy play the games that they grew up with! Nintendo owes us that much!