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meppi

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meppi

#1

meppi commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Is Coming To Europe Under I...:

So glad we finally got confirmation on this as well as that they are keeping the original name.
Also loving how they refer to this game as a Rubbering
Action Game, which brings back a ton of memories of the very first in the series! :)

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#3

meppi commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

@dumedum Completely disagree.
Putting Gravity Rush as a example of a game where it's an absolute joy just to move around in the world in this review, is spot on.
I actually completely forgot about the Sony sister-site and now have it bookmarked thanks to this link.

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#4

meppi commented on Review: Yumi's Odd Odyssey (3DS eShop):

Huge fan of the series ever since the Super Famicom game.
They might even ask €60 for this and I would still pick it up day one.
Sadly a EU release hasn't been confirmed yet, but I'm hoping it doesn't take much longer.
Already imported the physical version from Japan, but I don't yet have a Japanese 3DS. Damn you region lock! :(

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#7

meppi commented on Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In J...:

@MuchoMochi
Yeah whatever.
Sega outsourcing the series to an unproven western developer is more than enough to have doubts about this will turn out. They have tried this in the past with the series and it never turned out very good. Neither does it turn out well for other series/developers: look at how Golden Axe, Bionic Commando, Lost Planet 3, etc have turned out.
Not to mention the way they are "redesigning" the characters alone makes my abomination comment pretty darn relevant.

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#13

meppi commented on Review: Brawl Brothers (Wii U eShop / Super Ni...:

While it might not be on the same level as Final Fight and Streets of Rage or even Double Dragon, I do have a big soft spot for Rival Turf.
But for whatever reason never got the sequels. Nice surprise to see this one on the eshop. Will pick this up very soon.

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#17

meppi commented on Rayman Legends And Splinter Cell Blacklist Bot...:

I was ready to buy Rayman day one in February. Yet, I've still have to pick up a copy due to the delay. A lot more games have taken priority over it while February was quite barren.
Waiting for it to hit bargain bin price now as the coming months will be expensive enough as it is.
They brought it upon themselves if you ask me.

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#20

meppi commented on Mighty No. 9 Passes Wii U Stretch Goal With A ...:

Well considering I upped my pledge from $20 to $60 just to help the console versions funded, you could say I'm looking forward to the game. ;)
Hoping some of those other stretch-goals will be met as well as they would certainly up the replayability of the game.

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#22

meppi commented on Keiji Inafune Thanks Mighty No. 9 Backers in N...:

So glad for them. They all seem so very excited. :)
Can't wait for this game to be released even if it takes a long time. Really hope that we'll be able to get the console versions funded as well as I'd love to have it on the Wii U.

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#24

meppi commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Noth...:

Didn't expect to get anything and I'm certainly not miffed about it either.
If anything I'm surprised and delighted with all the free stuff I've been getting from Nintendo this past year, be it on the Wii U VC with the Famicom anniversary games which were basically free, as well as all the promotions for the 3DS that gave me several eshop versions of retail games! Been happy to help people out with a free copy of Monster Hunter and Animal Crossing as well, so I think Nintendo have been very generous already.

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#25

meppi commented on Peter Molyneux Reveals His Favourite Zelda Tit...:

While it's a great game, it's certainly not my favourite one. Far from it actually.
My favourite one still is A Link to the Past and will probably remain that way.
But my second favourite one is Majora's Mask. I truly hope that next year we will get a OoT like remake for it on 3DS.

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#28

meppi commented on The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-...:

@Doma
To be fair, there aren't enough of those out there yet to put the blame solely on them. But when looking at sales numbers for Sin & Punishment 2 with millions upon millions of Wii owners out there, I guess it just doesn't matter. Gaming has changed a huge deal in the past decade, for better or for worse. It's just sad to see how a game such as this which would have been an instant hit in the 16 bit days for instance is getting ignored for the likes of the next generic fps game or Fifa update. :( It certainly won't affect my enjoyment of the game when my copy finally arrives from shopto, but when sales numbers start to impact the possibility of getting similar games in the future, it really does make me sad.

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#31

meppi commented on Nintendo Download: 15th August (Europe):

@Luigifan141

I was lucky enough to pick up a copy from Videogameimports in 2005 for just over €200 when I when I started collecting Famicom games. :)
Had no idea it would balloon to the crazy prices it goes for today.
Funny thing is that my copy is in much better condition than the ones going for €600+ on ebay. I don't have any intention of selling it though. ;)

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#34

meppi commented on Satoru Iwata - "There Are Some Reasons Behind"...:

His reasoning is understandable, yet when someone imports a game from another region, Iwata shouldn't feel like it's his responsibility to make sure that software is cultural acceptable or has legal restrictions in the region where the publisher isn't selling the actual software.
Clearly when a consumer is willing to go through the trouble of buying items from different locations through importers, they are fully aware that those games might be created with a certain local flavour.
Like I said, I understand where Iwata is coming from, but he shouldn't feel the need to protect a very small portion of consumers from themselves.
In the end we will find a way to play region specific games.
Heck Sayonara Umihara Kawase came in the mail today and I've yet to buy a Japanese 3DS.... Which I will if I have to, but I certainly don't want to since I already have a perfectly fine EU XL. :-/

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#35

meppi commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

@Araknie
Whenever you need to use a 3rd party device to play imports, it actually violates the TOS of the system and ends up voiding your warranty if anything goes wrong. That alone should be enough to make you understand that the system, no matter how easy to crack, wasn't made to play imports originally.

If you want me to go into details, fine.
Taking this article as an attack on Nintendo is misguided as best and even ignorant. Why should we have to protect Nintendo instead of raising valid questions. Nintendo have been locking down their systems ever since the Famicom, either by software or hardware lockouts. Yet the Game Boy, GBA, Virtual Boy and DS all were region free. It was only on certain DS games that had DSi only features that they started locking down region free play. And afterwards they did the same with th 3DS on a system level.
It is a restriction that when lifted, would not hurt them in any meaningful way since a game sold in one territory, is still a game that they got their money from.

Siting a handful of games that get released in a timely manner across the world doesn't make a good argument either. For every one you list, there are tens of games that we'll have to wait months if not years for. And no, not every single one is an RPGS that needs months of translation work to be adapted to differ markets.

I love Nintendo and have done so ever since I played the original Donkey Kong in the arcade back in the day. But this "leave Nintendo alone" argument doesn't make any sense at all. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. And the only way to make them understand that there is a problem with some of their policies is to talk about them and bring them to their attention like the original article does.

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#36

meppi commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

@Araknie
My head hurts from reading that post... :-/
So much wrong with it, I don't even know where to begin. Even the first sentence makes no sense.
"Sony was always region free".... yeah, no. The first Sony system that was region free was the PS3. Heck, even playing foreign games on a Vita is a hassle due to the way the account system works with the memory cards.

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#37

meppi commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

@Rod64
That's like saying "others shouldn't care about region locking because it's no good for me", which is completely silly.
Captain Rainbow is a silly example. Of course people who don't know any Japanese won't be buying adventure games with lots of text or RPGs.
It doesn't make any sense for them to do so.
But there are plenty of genres that require little to no knowledge of the language to be enjoyable. And even then, learning a few basic words in Katakana just to be able to understand some menus, or even Hiragana isn't very hard.
Heck, nowadays you can even get an app on your phone to help you learn the most basic words and sentences in a matter of days/weeks.
It reminds me about the people that kept whining about us asking to finally be able to play 60Hz games.
Even if it doesn't benefit you personally, why bother speaking against it?
Many other would enjoy region free systems immensely so why lock it down because the majority doesn't care or can't be bothered with it. It doesn't take away any features from anyone, so I see no reason whatsoever to be against something like this. Just like I don't see no reason to not have voted for the non-DRM version of the Xbox One, even though I have no intent to buy the system myself.

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#38

meppi commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

This is something I can 100% support.
Nintendo seems to be scared of people buying cheaper games from differ regions, but I feel they are misunderstanding a large part of import gamers.
I never buy an import game or system because it's cheaper, heck most of the time it costs me nearly double or more than a regular PAL release. I've been buying them ever since the Saturn days and will continue to do so for the simple reason that we always miss out on so many games, no matter how good the intentions of publishers might be. Some titles just aren't viable to release in certain markets.
But by giving people such as myself the option to buy and play them, they actually end up selling a bit more in the end.
It's the reason why I have 3 360s right now and multiple versions of just about any retro system you can think of.
It is also the reason why I had to resort to modding my Wii.
While the thought of running emulators or pirated games on it never even crossed my mind, I modded it so I could finally play ExciteBots s well as Reginleiv. Two of my favourite games on the system now.
I even ordered Sayonara Umihara Kawase on 3DS yesterday, even though I don't have a 3DS system that is able to run it yet....

So yes, please mister Shibata, if you read this. Try to look at it from this point of view for a change. :)
I would rather buy several more import titles with the same money that I'll be using to shell out for an import Wii U and 3DS which will be marked up severely by exporters and import shops alike.

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#41

meppi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Aim to Produce ...:

It's all good and well, but I prefer the more arcade style approach to game development compared to the play it one time and be done with it cinematic approach. Sure those games are nice too, but they are created to be consumed and put away most of the time.

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#43

meppi commented on 3D Sonic The Hedgehog Spinning Onto The Japane...:

oooh When they first started doing classic 3D remakes, this was one of the games I hoped would be coming out eventually.
The parallax scolling in the Sonic games has always been brilliant so it'll look amazing with a depth capable screen.

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#46

meppi commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (Europe):

Haha, I just bought all of the Zen Pinball tables on the Wii U, except for the Marvel stuff listed. :)
Looks like I'll be getting all of these at the end of the week as well.

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#47

meppi commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of Europe Didn't Want "Boi...:

I'd really like to see what the Japanese line was in this particular case.
And I certainly agree. It feels a bit like the old Working Design translations where they try way too hard to make every other line an in-joke.
Certainly not to the same extend, but a bit embarrassing nonetheless.

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#48

meppi commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of Europe Didn't Want "Boi...:

@ThomasBW84
Oh no, I wasn't talking about you! You certainly misunderstood what I wrote.

8-4 Play are the guys that translated the game to English. (edit, well the US version anyway) That's why I said that sometimes they just try too hard to be funny. It had nothing to do with this news item. ;)