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Bluezealand

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Bluezealand

#2

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

@navonod18 This game is about populating a whole island with your miis and the miis of your family and friends. The Miis you use interact with each other and form relationships, become friends or lovers. Do you really not see the difference between this game and Pokémon, Zelda or Mario, where you play as other, fictional characters?

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#3

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

@FubumblR
I know that that would be the sensible way to handle such conversations. The problem is, that this is a very personal matter for me and since I'm not perfect, I tend to get a little passionate if I feel attacked for being the way I am. People need to understand, that you don't choose to be gay.

@CountEkkiM
I don't even know how to properly react to this.

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#12

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

@Joshers744
I didn't even respond directly to you, nor did I ever used the word "hate". Despite this, you judge other people sexuality, something which is none of your business and just because others respond to this in the proper way, doesn't make you a vicitim. You choose your beliefs, a gay person doesn't choose his sexuality. There is a difference.

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#13

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

All the people who praise Nintendo for excluding same sex marriage out of Tomodachi Life and for "still thinking straight"... Are you aware that Birdo is actually a guy and a female character out of Paper Mario was born as a guy?

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#14

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Shows Off Upcoming Golden Sun and F-Z...:

I won't download Golden Sun, since Nintendo decided (for whatever reason) to only release this game in English on the different European e-shops. Since the Virtual Console service started in 2006, every game which was originally translated into European languages, was released in the respective language of your country (chosen in the Wii (U) settings). Golden Sun will be the first English-only game, although there are German, French, Spanish and Italian translations. That's a step backwards and it excludes those, who don't know English well enough to understand text-heavy games like Golden Sun. I won't support this.

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#17

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

@Jazzer94
Simple reason: GBA games are more expensive in the UK than SNES games, because the GBP lost much value since 2006, when prices for SNES games were announced. In mainland Europe GBA games are 6,99€ instead of the 7,99€ they are charging for SNES games.

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#19

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

@Achoo "SNES games are cheaper?!" The only reason SNES games are cheaper in the UK (they are more expensive everywhere else), is because Nintendo must have made some mistake while converting currencies. In mainland Europe SNES games cost 8€ (1€ more than GBA games), which is about £6,70. Be glad you have to pay comparatively less for SNES games than most others.

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#22

Bluezealand commented on Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Versi...:

@Damo
Yes, I know, but the new English version with US voice actors is still not US exclusive, as it was released in mainland Europe as well. Besides Level-5's argument is really stupid. Why did they release the game in Europe at all with the new voice actors? No one in Europe needs an US dub/ localisation. They could have included just the UK version and everyone would be happy. Also, they had no problem to release the eShop version of the game in Germany, where we are used to the German voice actors (+language) without German as language option (though there is French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese) and without any warning for those, who don't know English. So it's not only different voice actors, it's a different language, but there was apparently no problem. It's ridiculous.

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#23

Bluezealand commented on Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Versi...:

@BenAV
It's available in English in mainland Europe as well, but I guess people who don't speak English as a first language also just don't count, lol. :P

@JoakimZ
It's not really upgraded. It's upscaled and in widescreen, to fit the screens of the 3DS and there are some (very few) other minor changes, nothing spectacular though. All the changes which were made to the original game when it was first released in Europe are also missing from this version, which is a big minus in my book.

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#24

Bluezealand commented on Level-5 Has No Plans To Launch The eShop Versi...:

It's not exclusive to the US. It's available in all of Europe EXCEPT the UK, plus the download includes even almost all of the regional localisations and dubs. As far as I know, the only one missing is the German one, but you can still download the game from the German eShop and play it in (American) English... or French, or Italian if that's what you prefer. Maybe they just should have released the game with different language options, depending on the eShop you download it from, like it's done with many other eShop-releases.

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#29

Bluezealand commented on Month Of Kong: Whatever Happened To Donkey Kon...:

@SunnyShores Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Lego City Undercover, New Super Mario Bros. U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, ZombiU, Nintendo Land and TLoZ: WW HD are all great games, which are available exclusively on Wii U. Personally I think those games should be more than enough for now (at least for most people) and even if you don't like all of those games, there are still great eShop- and non-exclusive games released for Wii U (like Rayman Legends for example).
The upcoming exclusives (Mario Kart 8, X, Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi, SMT x FE) are also very promising.

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#34

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe):

You gotta be kidding... I bought both Dual Destinies as well as Virtue's Last Reward two days, before they announced the discount of VLR... and now it's Dual Destinies... -.-
They are both worth 25€, but from now on I will only buy eshop games, when they're on sale.

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#36

Bluezealand commented on Nintendo Ends Partnership With Austrian Distri...:

@erv
There are no "silly censorship laws" in Germany. People who claim otherwise have no clue what they are talking about or how the German youth protection law works. If a video game will be released censored in Germany, it's because the distributor decided to censor it to reach a wider audience and not because an uncensored version would be forbidden to release. So it's the choice of the publisher and nothing some mysterious German law dictates them to do.
This being said- it doesn't even affect other European markets, so I seriously don't understand why people keep debating this over and over, without even bothering to actually do some research on that matter.

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#38

Bluezealand commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Jazzer94
Sorry, but that's not true. The newest German chart list I found is from January 4th, but we had 16 games for all current Nintendo platforms in the Top 40, of which 7 made it into the Top 20 with Pokémon X/Y on the top of the chart list.
During the same time period only 3 (!) Nintendo games made it into the UK Top 40 and none of them into the Top 20. That's a huge difference!

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#39

Bluezealand commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Jazzer94
As far as I know, Germany is the only European country with its own rating board for video games, while all other European countries (including the UK) use the PEGI system. And of course I understand that you are annoyed that certain games don't get a release in the UK, though they are available in the US. Europeans from other countries do feel the same, since most of us (at least those that understand English) are willing to pass on translations with niche titles, if that's the only chance those games get an European release at all.
There are other things to consider, though, like license costs or smaller target audiences in mainland Europe with text-heavy English-only games. Since Nintendo (hardware as well as software) isn't really popular in the UK, the release of some untranslated text-heavy niche games might be still unprofitable, whether released only in the UK or the whole of Europe.

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#40

Bluezealand commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Jazzer94
Because you should inform yourself before you blame Europe (or its languages) when certain games aren't coming to the UK. There are plenty of games already available in Europe, which were released in English only everywhere.
When certain games don't make it to Europe, it's not anymore because translations would be to expensive, but because the respective games are considered to be unprofitable even without translations in different European languages.

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#41

Bluezealand commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Jazzer94
Learn you to read. My point was, that they can release English-only games in mainland Europe as well, as they do frequently, like with the other Shin Megami Tensei games or the last Harvest Moon. If they decide to not release SMTIV in Europe, it won't be because of the translations since the games of this series never received any, while they still were available in the whole of Europe.

So again, it's not true that every game needs to get translations for an European release.

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#50

Bluezealand commented on David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But ...:

@CaviarMeths Disney Animation and Pixar are both under control of John Lasseter. Anything Pixar did wrong with their last films is not really Disneys fault as Pixar is still relatively autonomous. Cars was made before Pixar was acquired by Disney and it's not that good of a movie. But John Lasseter just loves this world. I'm quite sure he was the one who wanted to make a Cars sequel more than any other. Planes on the other hand is not a Pixar film, but a Disney Toon Studios production.
Last but not least, while it is true, that we get way more sequels from Pixar than five years ago, the reason is, that they are trying to increase their output. The next five years we will get 5 Original movies in ADDITION to two sequels.