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jariw

jariw

Sweden

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Tue 11th March, 2014

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#6

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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#7

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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#10

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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#11

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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#17

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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#25

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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#26

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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#30

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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#32

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.

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#33

jariw commented on Year in Development: Nyamyam:

Tengami is an experience that I would not like to have on an iPad. The HD screen and good sound is absolutely essential. A pity that the sales aren't good. It would be nice if Wii U users would start discovering other things than VC titles and Shovel Knight. There are quite a few gems on the eShop.

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#35

jariw commented on Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First St...:

FWIW, when Hiroshi Yamauchi created the departments that would be known as EADs in Kyoto in the beginning of the 1980s, he set up each EAD as a closed department competing with the other departments. That internal competitive approach seems to be all gone now, with Miyamoto working with all EADs, and Iwata setting up a new Kyoto building where the hardware and software departments work closely together.

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#40

jariw commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Curve Digital:

Curve Digital has become one of my favorites eShop game studio. They have brought a number of high-quality titles to the eShop. My favorite so far is Stealth Inc. 2, which was a great game with a fantastic Wii U implementation.

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#44

jariw commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@darthllama Again, compare the weekly sales pre-MK8 and post-MK8 without counting any peak. I'm not talking about "blips", I'm talking about the new constant level relative to what it was before. And I'm not talking about any other console.

@Action51 Quite frankly I don't care about the console sales. I'm not a Nintendo shareholder. But I don't appreciate when people just produce spam based on non-facts. I think the Wii U has a really good selection of great games, that's all I care about.

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#49

jariw commented on Interview: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's De...:

@maneauleau Smash is the only Nintendo Wii U game I know of that doesn't support user account save files. And it's also the only Nintendo Wii U game that doesn't support the touch screen when selecting buttons on the screen.

@Gerbwmu Different user accounts are pretty good for kids, if you have lots of eShop games. That way, you can arrange the icons in an accessible way for each kid.

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#50

jariw commented on Interview: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's De...:

@shigulicious A player at NeoGAF that completed everything in Captain Toad reported 19 hours total.

NL: Should we interpret the fact that this interview doesn't include any info about the future amiibo support as a sign that there will be a separate announcement about that soon?