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Tue 24th July, 2012

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andrea987 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I remember thinking they did the right thing, brave and honest too, when they slashed the price and their salary (Iwata and the rest), and announced the Ambassador program. Now, I just cannot understand why they haven't done similar things to turn around the Wii U ship (a U-turn, one might say...ahem).



andrea987 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

"It would make sense to have a new model next year"...?! With the new 3DS just released? Can they not see that this 'New 3DS ' is being made to tide us over till the end of the Wii U lifespan (another 2-3 years), at which point they're probably going to introduce this home-portable hybrid console. At least, that would make more sense.



andrea987 commented on Video: 90's Arcade Racer Is Still Alive, And H...:

Looking good for a one-man band product, I do think though that the tracks feel very generic, apart from what's happening around you (not the last two tracks shown, they looked barren). And I've seen some frame-skipping too, but there's still time to fix these things, I hope, plus of course we haven't seen the whole game.



andrea987 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I agree with all of them. Well, I own most of them already, but great games nonetheless. Oh, and you've got guts, to include Other M, wow! Still, I agree on that one too.
Also, Little King Story truly is a gem, deserved much more success. I'd like to see Endless Ocean 1 and 2 (and 3 for WiiU?) as well, and if they keep the opening price at £8, I'd buy quite a few of them.



andrea987 commented on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish...:

@k8sMum Don't you have an old DS or DS lite at home? If not, grab one cheap on ebay and a copy of the GBA game (plenty on ebay, just checked).
On topic, great game, played through 3 times over the years. Still got the original GBA and on two of ours ambassador 3DS's.



andrea987 commented on Review: Toys vs. Monsters (3DS eShop):

I actually enjoyed it, not a long game, but for the money... Is actually quite challenging in the latest stages, and every level is different and it requires you to change strategy, because of its random characteristic.



andrea987 commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

Lower WiiU price to grow install base, lower digital downloads, account-based profile, buy Capcom and Sega, get third party support back by co-publishing titles (at least major yearly instalments: CoD, Fifa, AC, etc), keep WiiU alive for at least another 4/5 years with loads more games (Mario Football, Metroid, F-Zero, another Zelda, Mario Galaxy 3, Endless Ocean 3, Monster Hunter 4U, Sonic Adventure 3) and...alright, alright, I know where the door is...



andrea987 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Image & Form:

As much as I liked SteamWorld Dig, I was left with the sensation that something was missing; all (or most) of the premises from bits of earlier characters dialogue fell short, few NPCs were there only for show, and after the story was finished there really wasn't anything that encouraged you to go back down there, no more ore, 'secret mines' or anything else.
Here's wishing Heist will be a much more substantial title, with a longer story and better replayability.



andrea987 commented on Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PA...:

@OldWeeDog Sell the cards on ebay for other european countries that have CN, and use the money to buy whatever you want.
I should have done it too, instead of registering them. With the points card we buy on CN UK you can only get games on the Wii, nothing else I want there anymore...



andrea987 commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

Agree 100%, a free downloadable game (and/or free physical copy with a double-pack Amiibo) exclusively for them, similar to Skylanders but with world-building options, a-la Disney Infinity. Will move Amiibos like crazy.