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jariw

jariw

Sweden

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jariw

#2

jariw commented on Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August:

@Plainsville According to the current info, they seem to make some drastic changes to the Underpass stage. (Removing the tree at the start, moving the side corridors, adding structures to the deep middle part, and more.) personally, I've never experienced any major issues with that stage, and it's brilliant for tower control. Arowana Mall however...

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#4

jariw commented on Video: New Japanese Splatoon Advert Teases New...:

@Zach777 I think it's a mix of on-disc and DLC here. The data mining leak only listed 10 available stages, and this shows 2 more stages. The leak also didn't list the bucket or the straw hat. But Rainmaker seemed to be on-disc. My personal guess is that most of these new things are from the August update.

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#5

jariw commented on N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in S...:

@MikeW They might continue to update Splatoon with new content for a year for all we know, and we might never even know when the "final" content update arrives. All we know is that there will be a "big August update" with party matches. The more you wait, the more uphill the battle will be to become really good at Splatoon.

@rjejr Since you're so interested in time zones: NoE tweeted about the weapon at 12:00, London time. NoA tweeted about the new weapons + the Splatfest at 1 PM, Redmond time. That's a 1 hour difference between the NoE and NoA marketing departments.

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#8

jariw commented on Splatoon Has Inked 1 Million In Sales Since It...:

@Yorumi I'm confused about your posts about the "lack of depth". If you feel you play all matches in the same way, why don't you change your way of playing? Almost every match I play is completely different in Turf War (I probably get matched towards painters with fairly low K/D), and my primary aim is to always win every random match. The only map where I feel any kind of repeatable scenarios is the Mall when there are many chargers, and sometimes Port Mackerel when all are good level 20 players. The ranked battles is a different thing, but those compensate in intensity. And the "unbalanced weapon" thing is even more confusing... The weapon set vs. gear vs. map rotation is where things really get deep IMO. I'm still not at A+ 99, though.

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#14

jariw commented on Nintendo UK Planning Massive Marketing Push Fo...:

@liljmoore All games you mention are niche games with an attach rate of a couple of %. Bayonetta 1 had about 2% attach rate on its original platforms. Fire Emblem: Awakening had about 4% attach rate on the 3DS. Compare that to MK8 that has around 50% attach rate, or SSB U with around 40% attach rate.

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#16

jariw commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

One of the few times I agree with @Quorthon. Terrible eShop titles from Nintendo (such as Dr. Luigi) and VC titles that have aged extremely bad (such as the DKC 1-3) sells MUCH more than any excellent indie game can dream of.
And it's hilarious that Monster Hunter 4 is an example of 3rd party that sells well. Nintendo has promoted Monster Hunter 4 a LOT (for example in the Nintendo Directs) in all regions, and Nintendo publishes MH4 in the NoE region.

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#17

jariw commented on Video: Nintendo Releases a Showcase for Wii U ...:

@A01 The total gameplay value is depending on co-op or not, IMO. I've played it both single player, and with 2 different setups of co-op. Even if the puzzle solution is known beforehand, the co-op experience gets quite different depending on who's controlling what.

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#24

jariw commented on Nintendo of Japan Confirms the Tracks in the U...:

@OorWullie Yes, Ice Ice Outpost is brilliant online, and I've noticed that Ice Ice Outpost is a very popular vote online nowadays, That track often gets enormously tight and chaotic.

Don't think it has been mentioned here yet, but Baby Park is supposedly a special 7-lap track.

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#25

jariw commented on Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Mod...:

I agree with you, Alex. I've played Affordable Space Adventure in both single player and 3-player co-op (up to level 16 in both campaigns now), and the experience is bigger when shared, even if you actually do less than while playing in single player mode.
Same thing with the co-op vs. single player missions in Pikmin 3.

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#28

jariw commented on Gallery: Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute:

@rjejr There are quite a few difference between Splatoon and Yoshi and their amiibos:
1. Different amiibo manufacturing methods (yarn instead of plastic) and probably different factories. I bet the Yoshi amiibos are more complicated to do. At any rate, the Yoshi amiibo manufacturing is a "first" for Nintendo.
2. It's more cruical that Splatoon gets a simultaneous release, since it has online and the Ranked Battles are not opened until enough players have reached a certain level. Yoshi is a game with just levels to play locally.
3. Yoshi is a game that will probably mostly be played until the player has solved the levels, and I don't think there will be much interest to buy the yarn amiibos after that period. Splatoon is designed to be played over a long period of time, like MK8.
4. The main thing that can sell a out-of-stock Yoshi amiibo later (after the player has solved the game) is the cuteness. It's important that the supply mistakes of the initial Smash U amiibos aren't repeated with Yoshi.
5. A Splatoon amiibo that goes out of stock can still be bought and used for the game at a later date, just like in MK8 and Smash U. Actually, with the way the Splatoon amiibo works in the game, it makes sense to buy them after the player is familiar with the base game.

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#29

jariw commented on Gallery: Yarn Yoshi Is Just Too Darn Cute:

@rjejr @Grumblevolcano It's pretty obvious that the Yoshi game was delayed (it was planned to arrive much earlier) for BOTH NoE and NoA because of the production of the yarn yoshi amiibos. The split release dates for NoE and NoA is to assure that the supply of yarn yoshi amiibos. Since the NoA market is the largest amiibo market, Yoshi releases there last. Regarding Splatoon, Nintendo has worked towards a world-wide simultaneous release (such as MK8) for a quite long time.

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#35

jariw commented on Intriguing Indie Developer Simogo Teases Wii U...:

I played Year Walk as well as their Beat Sneak Bandit on the iPad. Year Walk had a great mood that would gain on being on a big screen. Hope they implement at least some basic Gamepad button support even though their games are very touch screen based.

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#43

jariw commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

@Flopsy86 Mario Party 10 will be released much sooner than that IMO. It's one of the very few games that has box art (found on the NoA site), it is one of 2 Wii U games that is currently classified for Australia, the amiibo support is set, and apparently the NoA eShop lists it as "coming soon".

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#44

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

Teslagrad, Guacamelee and SteamWorld Dig, etc at those discount prices are a steal. Really. Good to see NoE collecting some really good indies into a discount package.

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#48

jariw commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

@sailornic Only 10 in this list (9 Nintendo games and 1 indie). There are 4 other known Nintendo titles and probably 50-100 indie titles (but I guess only 10-20 of them are really good). And some other stuff will probably also arrive.

Regarding Donkey Kong games, 2015 is the year where we will find out if the rumour about Monster Games developing Diddy Kong Racing 2 is true or not. I doubt Retro is working on its 3rd Donkey Kong game in a row, it's more likely they're working on a Metroid right now.

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#50

jariw commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

The only games on this list I'm interested in are: The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Mario Maker, Star Fox, Yoshi's Woolly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Party 10, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Devil's Third and Affordable Space Adventures. ;-) I'm also interested in games like Mario vs. Donkey Kong U and the 2 Miyamoto "Project" games, and quite a couple of indie games, like Hex Heroes and Swords & Soldiers HD.