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Fri 4th Jul 2008

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elekid commented on Current-Gen Pokémon Mew Distribution Details ...:

This is getting ridiculous. Being constantly left out of these events because of where I live has really dampened my enthusiasm for Pokemon in the last year or so.

Doing it in-store is entirely for the benefit of the shops involved, it's really made me realise that they don't care about their fans at all.



elekid commented on Review: Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop):

@sorpayn I think the last 2 paragraphs of the review before the conclusion do a good job of explaining the problems people have with the design and pricing structure of this game.

It's only free to play because it's designed to get players sucked in so that it can use artificial restrictions to frustrate them into spending way more than the usual cost of an eShop Picross game to access the same amount of content.



elekid commented on Review: Pokémon Picross (3DS eShop):

Played it, loved it, hit an F2P paywall, deleted it.

I'd have paid €10 to €15 for this on the eShop but the full price to unlock everything is way too expensive.

It's so disappointing that Nintendo have gone down this money grabbing route at the expense of good game design.



elekid commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

I don't like this Free to Play trend at all. I deleted Pokémon Shuffle and Badge Arcade immediately when they had the cheek to appear on my home screen by themselves.

Free to Play games are designed to trick or annoy players into spending more and more money by imposing artifical limits. It's depressing to see Nintendo buying into this cash grab model instead of designing games to be as fun as possible for the player, like they used to.

I'm deeply disappointed that Pokémon Picross is going to be Free to Play as it combines two of my favourite series. If it was available as a once off purchase at a standard eShop price I'd be very excited about it but I've no interest in a Picross game that's going to suddenly lock me out unless I pay up.

I would like if these games at least came with two pricing options, free to play for those who want it, or pay full eShop price for unlimited access to all content, like a normal game.



elekid commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

I'm just going to collect my favourite characters from my favourite Nintendo series and leave it at that, the stock issues are too offputting. I live in Ireland so I'm glad I don't want Rosalina after reading this!

Think how much money Nintendo would be making if they could actually supply the stock to meet demand. I wonder if they took on too much, trying to make all the Smash characters in awkward poses as the first ever set of Amiibos.



elekid commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe):

I own Swords and Soldiers on the Wii and have done the system transfer to my Wii U. Does anyone know if that qualifies me for the discount? Failing that, if I buy one of the games full price can I get the discount on the rest? I would love to get Guacamelee and Teslagrad.



elekid commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

Aww, the tagline in the article made me think it was a WiFi event. We don't have GAME in Ireland either so no Diancie for us. So frustrating.. Is there any chance Nintendolife could ask Pokémon Company International if they will do something to bring these events to ALL of their fans, not just those lucky enough to live in the right countries



elekid commented on Review: My Pokémon Ranch:

This is very disappointing. The main reason I wanted this was so that I could safely store all of my hard earned Pokemon and start a new game on my Diamond cart. Without the ability to do that this "utility" is completely useless to me and I can't understand why they couldn't have made it more flexible.