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Wed 9th November, 2011

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Mattiator commented on Project X Zone 2 Crosses Over to the West For ...:

I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the game, but it just draaaaaaged the closer you got to the finale. I remember going "yeah, it really feels like we're close, it's gonna be a great finish", and then there still being like a quarter of the game left and it just burnt me out. Still haven't finished it. I really hope this one mixes up the gameplay a bunch.



Mattiator commented on Reminder: This is Your Last Day to Register Pr...:

Exceedingly annoyed that the site went down after I blew $40 on eShop titles to get the last few points I need for platinum, and I've been waiting a few hours and will probably get told "sorry that our servers didn't process your purchases and let you do the surveys before the site went down for maintenance". I've been sitting here for the last two hours waiting.



Mattiator commented on Launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N...:

I just picked up the pair I had pre-ordered today, one for myself and one for the roommate... To be honest I might wind up selling mine if they're going for THAT much. Maybe then I can use the money to get a Shulk amiibo. And a car.



Mattiator commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

As far as I know Rosalina + Luma haven't been made available for pre-order yet, don't start fretting. So far no canadians have been able to pre-order these, but luckily for me there's a Target, Toys 'R Us, Best Buy, and two EB Games near me which should hopefully get in on the exclusives. Me and the roommate already have a Payday-style plan to get our hands on all four.



Mattiator commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

And pre-orders for Lucario at Toys R' Us are already sold out in the US, it seems. I did a store surf (Canada) to try and get some of the Wave 2s, street date for Zelda, Little Mac, and Diddy seem to be December 12th based on what everyone told me. None of the three confirmed store exclusive Amiibos could be pre-ordered in store for me (though EB Games told me that despite being owned by Gamestop they TECHNICALLY don't get all their exclusive goodies. We do have a few GS so I'll have to check them). I did manage to get my hands on a Zelda (which was everywhere, and most stores said they had a ton of them), and one store didn't realize street date was tomorrow for Little Mac and sold it to me (the others told me they couldn't, even if it was on the shelf). Damaged box, so I'll probably use it for myself and pick up another one for a gift to a Punch-Out!! fanatic. Also no Marth, Villager, or Wii Fit at any of the seven stores I tried, nor any shelf space with a tag for them. I got my Wii Fit Trainer last week, and the store had another one. Maybe I'll pick it up and scalp it if it's still there when I go to grab another Little Mac. Would be nice to pay off my Shulk pre-order, and maybe a few other Amiibos.



Mattiator commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Will I buy SKB? No, I don't find the game appealing nor the fanservice titillating. But I wouldn't dream of condemning or boycotting it simply because I don't like it. We have enough outside challenges as an industry to be fighting internally over stuff like this (especially when in the US there's legislature being drafted that would make M-rated games not qualify as art for the purposes of tax breaks). Everyone's free to have their opinion, but everyone else is free to criticize and not buy their products if they don't like it.



Mattiator commented on Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring ...:

As a big supporter of mobile games, I can say with certainty I don't want Nintendo moving into the market. The big issue is insane market saturation. For every Angry Birds or Infinity Blade that sell gangbusters there are many other quality games that rot in obscurity, like Caligo Chaser or BAROQUE. Even the big publishers putting out console level games for low prices can't topple the free to play juggernauts and casual physics puzzlers. Very few "hardcore" titles make waves on the platform. I just don't see Nintendo's games, which are cloned and ripped off constantly, making the splash some expect.



Mattiator commented on Kickstarter Research Highlights Low Delivery R...:

Out of ~25 game projects I've backed I've gotten the full return on about 6 or 7 of them. A lot of them are understandable (like Star Citizen and DISTANCE), and my trust remains high for those titles, since they have been very good about constant updates and game play footage, as well as managing and growing their community. On the other hand I've had projects like Dysis, where we've gone almost a YEAR without any official word from the team aside from a few brief replies mentioning a family illness. Finally they're claiming they are ready for release on Steam. Or 'nstaCharge, where the dev crew needed to pay for tools and extra artists to bring their game to life part-time... and then promptly had their six-movie deal studio flop over and die leaving them with no income, leaving the game two years and counting behind schedule with no release in sight. Delays happen, it's a part of making games (and Kickstarter-wise, the bigger a project the more delays I expect). It's how the developers handle the delays that matters.

In all my projects, I've only ever had one arrive without delays, Jason Rohr's "Diamond Trust Of London", a retail release for the DS. This was since the game was completely done and ready to ship, but no company wanted to do a physical release for the dying system. We paid our money, he said they'd be out by a certain time, they arrived. And that was it. Still haven't opened mine, since no one else has any interest in playing it with me.



Mattiator commented on Review: Life with Horses 3D (3DS eShop):

@Barbiegurl777 Actually, I was not referring at all to the game, which I have not played and have no interest in playing. I was simply referring to the fact that the Miiverse community for LWH3D is filled to the brim with silly/mildly disturbing art, hence a "community for trolls".



Mattiator commented on Video: This Charming Professor Layton Advert S...:

I doubt this is the last we'll see of the top-hatted Professor. At the end of Layton Brothers, they hint that Hersel Layton could appear in the sequel, calling it "just like old times". Though I wouldn't put them on par story-wise with the Professor Layton games (I can't comment on the gameplay considering I immensely dislike the whole "arbitrary puzzles" nature of PL, but adore the charming style and stories), it could lead to another franchise with Layton Sr. acting as a side character.



Mattiator commented on Nintendo Download: 14th November (North America):

River City Ransom? Uncharted Waters? Sweet! Pretty good releases on VC this week.

Can't pick up anything this week though, spending my cash on upgrading Deus Ex Human Revolution, as well as pre-ordering the collectors edition of Ys: Memories of Celceta



Mattiator commented on Weirdness: Worlds Of Power Is To Rise From The...:

Done. I'll submit one for Secret Ties. That one's a TRULY "Lost World Of Power", considering the game was never released! It wouldn't surprise me if the Worlds Of Power writers made books for games that never released.



Mattiator commented on Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Storms to the To...:

Hot damn, DanganRonpa is STILL on the charts? Considering the original game came out on the PSP three years ago, and this is just a "Greatest Hits" style re-release, that's mindboggling. Can't wait for the american release next year on Vita.



Mattiator commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

@SCAR392 I don't own a Wii U. This game would have sold me on one if it had kept the Tingle Tuner functionality. For me in my youth, the Tingle Tuner provided so many good memories with my non-gamer younger sister and the Gamepad seemed like such a perfect fit for that kind of dynamic two-player experience. If they can't even release an "update" that at the very least keeps all the features of the previous version then it's not worth my time or money.



Mattiator commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

And they got rid of the Tingle Tuner, which would be utterly fantastic with one player using a classic controller and the other using the gamepad for the TT. Instead we get a stupid message-in-a-bottle feature. Thanks for giving me one less reason to buy a Wii U, Nintendo.



Mattiator commented on Best Buy Employee On A Mission To Save R.O.B.:

I fully understand Best Buy's position on this. A customer who brings in something, anything, to be recycled, expects it to be destroyed and made into something new in a manner that would not jeprodize their personal information on, say, a laptop. While this is a bit different (since I highly doubt an R.O.B would have your visa number), no doubt it's company policy to protect consumers.