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Wed 5th Sep 2012

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burninmylight commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@Einherjar If they would quit being lazy with these games and put the RPG mode back in, I would have preordered this game with extreme indignation. It's like the dev is all out of ideas on how to improve the series and add new features, but can't see the elephant staring it right in the face. I'd take Mario Tennis on GBC over this game simply because the former gives me something to do on my own.



burninmylight commented on Pokémon Hoopa Distribution Confirmed for McDo...:


Well why not? I'm not ashamed of my hobby, but it's a little embarrassing for a grown man to walk into McDonalds by himself and ask for a Pokemon card. Especially since I don't dare eat from that place. Gamestop is one thing, because it gets people to walk into a store that sells Nintendo products, but what is Nintendo getting out of people to go to McDonalds? There aren't any Happy Meal toy promotions for its IPs right now. Is McDonald paying for this or something?



burninmylight commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

In the case of this latest Fatal Frame/Project Zero, people outside of Japan should just be glad that they are getting the game at all, in ANY fashion. If this was still the Wii days, then an import would never happen. The series is the nichest of niche. Captain Falcon of F-Zero thinks Fatal Frame is unheard of. Starfie thinks its niche. Chibi Robo thinks it doesn't sell at all.



burninmylight commented on Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of...:

I too thought the game was pretty "meh" until I played it with someone else. We ended up having a blast! The game went from a definite pass to a chance at a Day 1 purchase, but definite buy if a sale comes up. If you can find at least one other competitive person to play with, it becomes a whole different game, where you're constantly running, jumping and beating the crap out of each other to try to get to the goal first. It was almost as fun and just as frantic as Smash, and that's a great feeling from an Indie game.

Also, does anyone else feel like that song in the video was obviously lifted from the Ren & Stimpy intro? You can't tell me it's not.



burninmylight commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

@akaDv8R Thanks, man. I can say many of these things because I speak from personal experience. When I got my Wii and 3DS back from being repaired, I lost absolutely nothing, and when Donkey Kong Country disappeared from the Virtual Console, I was able to download it again because I already purchased it before, not to mention it transferred over to my Wii U just fine. I'm sick and tired of people spreading false information about consoles without verifying things themselves.

However, to be fair to the other guy, he clarified that he's in Brazil. Nintendo treats Brazil like absolute crap, so his experiences with Nintendo are understandably not as great as yours or mine.



burninmylight commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

@rushiosan It all starting making sense as soon as I read Brazil. Sorry that Nintendo quit on your territory, but the sad truth is that not everyone has it so bad. If you're a Brazilian Nintendo fan, you're the hardest of the hardcore, because Ninty isn't giving you a single reason to remain loyal. It's like it wants to be hated there or something.

However, just as you asked if I think every Nintendo customer lives in the US, UK or Japan, I could ask you if you think every Nintendo customer lives in South America. Your original post made it sound like you were speaking about Nintendo's practices from a worldwide standpoint.

You didn't mention cloud saves in your original post either. Don't try to move the goalposts now. You made it sound as if sending your console to Washington for repairs means that you'll never get your saved data back. Again, that simply isn't true.



burninmylight commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:


"You don't have a proper account system"
Actually, you do. It's called the Nintendo Network ID

"they simply start shutting all the servers down when the console is outdated,"
The Wii and DS servers went down because the company that ran them, GameSpy, shut them down due to its financial troubles. Nintendo wasn't the only one affected by this. Games like Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Borderlands all used the service to one extent or another. So if you're going to disparage Nintendo for this, then you should be including Rockstar and 2K Games in your disparaging as well. Also, can I go online and play someone in Madden 2011 right now? What about Call of Duty: Black Ops (1)? No, I can't. Servers for old games get shut down all the time.

they remove games from catalog for weird reasons, and poof, time to move on. If your console is defective and you need a replacement, say bye to saves and pray the customer support is comprehensive enough to let you link your NNID to a new system and get your purchases back."

"they remove games from catalog for weird reasons,"
It removes games from the digital shop for LEGAL reasons. Ownership and/or licensing rights of IPs change hands, and Nintendo responds accordingly when that happens. And if you're talking about the DKC trilogy being removed from Wii, anyone who bought any of those games from the Wii VC could go back and redownload any of those games at any time to their console. I bought DKC1, I know firsthand. By the way, those games are back.

"If your console is defective and you need a replacement, say bye to saves"
Are you stating this based on personal experience, or are you just making this up? I have sent both my Wii and my 3DS to NIntendo for repairs, and both had game saves and downloaded games saved to them (the 3DS was sent with an SD card, obviously). I got back everything intact. Seriously, where do people get this stuff? It's like spreading urban legends to scare kids or something.

"pray the customer support is comprehensive enough to let you link your NNID to a new system and get your purchases back."
In a world where every company seems to be outsourcing tech support to countries where the help barely speaks your language and can't do anything other than read unhelpful answers from a tired old script, Nintendo's customer support is quite refreshing, and you would know that if you actually dealt with it instead of making things up and spreading urban legends. The last time I talked to Nintendo's customer support was during the Super Bowl last year. I called during a commercial break, and was able to speak to an actual human that was fluent in English (they are based in Washington) and get my order placed before the game was even back on. Coincidentally, this was the repair order for my 3DS. We spent just as much time talking about the game as we did actually placing my order. I doubt that the customer service is perfect, but I've called a lot of help lines and tech support numbers in my day, and Nintendo's is consistently one of the best. Hewlett Packard, on the other hand...

Maybe your experiences with Nintendo's customer support haven't gone as smoothly as mine, but there are still so many holes in your post that call your credibility into question. Learning why certain things happen before chastising a company, especially when the same thing happens with other publishers besides Nintendo, would be to your benefit.



burninmylight commented on Ubisoft Launches Its eShop Summer Sale in Nort...:

I was about to pull the trigger on finally getting Watch_Dogs, but then I thought to look on Amazon. It's still cheaper there., and it may be the kind of game I never want to touch again after finishing it, so it would be better to have the disc version.



burninmylight commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

Hadn't checked video game news all weekend. Woke up expecting to see the weekly new downloads from Europe, but got this news instead. Still not over the shock.

Thank you for bringing Nintendo directly into our hearts, Iwata-san. May you rest in peace, for we understand.



burninmylight commented on Mario Tennis is Smashing Its Way to the Wii U ...:


That will sadly never happen, but I would buy both versions in a heartbeat if it did. Or they could just go back to that idea with current versions of Mario Tennis on 3DS and Wii U, but let's not give consumers a great reason to want these games again,Nintendo.



burninmylight commented on 3D Gunstar Heroes Brings New Modes And Local C...:


I had no idea that was the case, but it makes perfect sense.

I had hoped that if the upcoming Star Fox wasn't being developed by EAD, then Nintendo would hand it to Treasure to take care of (although I don't mind it being in Platinum's capable hands at all). Treasure would have done it justice.

But on the subject of Gunstar Heroes, I'm buying the crap out of this. The original is my favorite game from that era.



burninmylight commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:


My bad. I should get better about picking up sarcasm. I figure that no matter how much everyone should loathe a character, there's always going to be that one person in the fanbase who white knights the guy. I'm just glad it's not you.



burninmylight commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

I can guarantee you we're not getting a new Earthbound anytime soon, so should the Lucas DLC get canceled as well? Should the Duck Hunt duo, R.O.B., Pacman and Mega Man be taken out of the game too?

@Everyone whining about spoilers: Here's a thought... If you want some surprises for E3 or official reveals, then AVOID GAMING SITES AND CLICKING ON LINKS! Gosh, it's not rocket science!



burninmylight commented on Cool It, Conspiracy Theorists - Sakurai Didn't...:

We're lucky Sakurai even came back to make another Smash. I wouldn't blame him or be upset if he decided to never touch this franchise again. He wants to move on to different projects, but he's an unfortunate victim of his own success.

People complain about anything and everything. I'd like to meet the person who can make a game with 54 fighters perfectly balanced.



burninmylight commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:

Welp, I suppose I have the justification to contribute now. I own most of the games that debuted in the promotion last week, but with the addition of these last three games, I can now donate an amount above the average while acquiring a few new games for myself and giving some to my friends.



burninmylight commented on Capcom's Spring Sale Offers Up Six eShop Disco...:


I'd like to add onto what @ThomasBW84 said and mention that the Wii U version also has some extra content that can be unlocked after a playthrough (albeit trivial things like costumes or guns, nothing major), and a few bug and anti-frustration fixes (again, nothing major). It also features a type of enemy not present in the 3DS version at all.

If it turns out that you like the game, I would recommend getting a copy of RE4: Wii Edition as well. Gameplay wise, they are highly similar, but I enjoyed RE4 much more. REvelations isn't bad, but it's so obviously a game designed for a handheld. I feel like RE4 has the better action and set pieces, and the superior control option thanks to the Wii remote, but that's just my opinion.



burninmylight commented on A Dragonite Distribution is Flying Into GameSt...:

You aren't missing anything. Extreme Speed is the only move this Dragonite has that it doesn't learn naturally, it won't have perfect IVs, you'd have to keep resetting to give it the nature you want it to have, and it won't be shiny. You can go get a much better one through a trade request on a message board in less time than it would take you to head to GameStop and back. I've gotten better Dratinis through Wonder Trade.



burninmylight commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (Europe):


If it's not that, then it's Code of Princess or three other Atlus games. I love Atlus' games and I love sales, but with the way it puts everything on sale quickly and constantly, I don't know why I'd buy anything Day 1 from it.



burninmylight commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

I'm going to go ahead and ask an extremely obvious question here: are these "3D Classics" essentially VC games, but with 3D functionality added?

I rarely buy VC releases of games I still own the cartridge of, but I might splurge on Gunstar Heroes just for the convenience factor. I find myself thinking about it and wanting to play it whenever I'm away from home, then it never crosses my mind once I get home, or I'm too lazy to dig out the Genesis.



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


Amen to that! Not only that, but it's hard to maintain a fanbase when you won't stick to a consistent formula, like ever. Like, instead of improving on critical successes like Generations and Colors, they try and go reinvent the wheel with each new game. Each new Sonic game ends up becoming the "Mario Sunshine" of the franchise, where they try to add something new to freshen things up, but people just want a good game that sticks to what they enjoy about it.