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Sat 15th February, 2014

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ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Child of Light is currently on sale on the PSN. Child of Light is currently on sale in the European eShop. Child of Light is NOT on sale in the American eShop.

I guess I’m getting Child of Light on my PS3. They’re less stingy with sales there.

Actually I bought many of those Capcom games in PSN sales already.



ZachBeacon commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

They can go after both. Right now they’re going after neither.

Still, I hope this is a sign they’ll stop launching new systems without strong first party games like Mario and Zelda. I think that lack of support is a big part of why the 3DS and Wii U took so long to get going.



ZachBeacon commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

While asking about the codes at the first Gamestop I passed on my way home, I was greeted with the same blank look that their employees usually give me.

The second store was a little more helpful. Apparently they were supposed to come along with a special display and a lot of stores didn’t get them.

Oh Gamestop, will you ever stop being awful?



ZachBeacon commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

I’ve never gotten anything larger than 32GB to work on a 3DS and I’m low on space so I guess I’m going retail. At least Smash Bros being huge makes sense; I have no idea how that awful Donkey Kong game can take up all that space.



ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

No Child of Light Sale.

No Smash Bros Sale.

The same handful of lousy games are perpetually on sale.

No retail game downloads at all.

No 3DS VC at all.

Two okay looking but overpriced Wii U VC games.

It’s a little sad that the NoA eShop has been so pathetic that the two Wii U VC games makes this a decent week, relatively speaking.



ZachBeacon commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

Gamestop? So we can walk into the store, preorder the game, and have them look at us funny when we ask about the code? Then we can come back to the store months later and have them give us the wrong version of the game?




ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

At least I won’t be envious of the European VC this week. Still, I doubt the American version will be much better and I’d like at least one region outside Japan to get something good.



ZachBeacon commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

There have been "games coming" for quite a while. Some of those games were announced YEARS ago. We haven't had a game show up since MK8 though.

The Wii U lineup is still better than the PS4 and XBox One but all three need games. The 3DS has been doing better than most everything else but the 2014 lineup is a shadow of 2013.



ZachBeacon commented on Fret Not, Bravely Default's Agnes Oblige Will ...:

“Bravely Default” is a pretty lousy name too. The game is named after two gameplay mechanics. That’d be like naming Mario “Jump Fireball”.

Its still a great game though. Ringabel and Edea made the cast interesting and the level of customization helped to alleviate the usual RPG frustrations.



ZachBeacon commented on Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into...:

Why are Marth and Ike even in this game? Nether has featured prominently in a FE game in ages and most people only know who they are because of Smash Bros. Meanwhile, if all my spotpasses are any indication, Awakening was a huge hit. It makes far more sense to replace Marth and Ike with Chrom and someone else. I’ll take Henry over Ike any day; he's just so affably evil. Also it'd be nice to have a "pure magic" type in Smash Bros instead of a brawler (everyone in the old games and Lucina) or someone in the middle (Robin/Avatar)



ZachBeacon commented on Final Fantasy Explorers Announced for 3DS:

I worries me that they’re billing this as a 3DS MMORPG. I appreciate the art style and hope the FF franchise relearns some things from Bravely Default’s success but I have zero interest in paying a subscription fee for a game.



ZachBeacon commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

They’ll announce a character everyone expects anyway (Yoshi?) and then maybe give us a date that is far into the future like December 2015 (only to push it back five more times).

I think the best we can hope for at this point is old SM games on Wii U VC.



ZachBeacon commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

Not surprised. I don’t really expect multiplayer from games that didn’t originally have it. Plus, without a second gamepad, local multiplayer would be problematic.

I just hope that the future DS posts have better wifi support than the originals.