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Nico07

Nico07

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Nico07

#1

Nico07 commented on ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disne...:

@Evenmoresteven I'm with you. Our family started the whole toys to life genre by collecting Infinity characters and power discs before branching out to Skylanders and now Amiibo. You could say it was our gateway drug. I prefer Infinity as its like Minecraft but more structured with Disney themed items. Sure you can play the prebuilt levels but that's only a part of the game. I enjoy building and exploring toy boxes with my kids. You can theme them however you like with the power discs and the characters have great voice actors. And yes I do prefer the classic Disney original characters. Can't wait for next week for the final pack including Aladdin and Jasmine. Although I do hope they release the rumoured Tron characters found on the PC. After that I would love to see Chip and Dale, more princesses for my daughters, Genie, Peter Pan, Kuzco, Rescuers and several others.

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#3

Nico07 commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

In for Skyward, Last Story, and Fire Emblem as I never got around to buying them. But would also add Excitebots or Excite Truck if they were available. I already have MKW and Brawl and neither offers online play any longer so... I see why they weren't added despite being great games.

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#4

Nico07 commented on Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed f...:

@Porky I preordered from Best Buy (with exception of Shulk, Lucario, and Rosalina) because I have a discount with Gamer's Club Unlocked for $10.39 each. But anyway, I just got notification yesterday that three were expected to be available for store pickup on February 1st - namely Shiek, Bowser, and Toon Link.

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#10

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@minotaurgamer If Nintendo were that kind of company we would all be subscribed to and paying for the Nintendo Network and receiving monthly "freebies" for our patronage. Nintendo has mentioned time and again that they don't want to do that, and I am okay with that. At the end of my PSN subscription I will have nothing because I'm not paying anymore. Nintendo's promotions on the other hand I can continue to enjoy my rewards far after I have redeemed them.

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#11

Nico07 commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

@audiobrainiac I thought the same thing for a while, and could still use some convincing. Right now at this point I have them all, but will soon reach the point where I have to financially only buy a few select amiibo.

I read a recent reddit article talking about how amiibo hit 1.5 to 2.5x more powerfully than you do in a match even without feeding them equipment. But aside from that they also use advanced tactics like hanging onto an edge that a CPU will not do. These were just a few noticed features. Hopefully Nintendo developers continue to add new features to upcoming games. I fully plan to pickup every Fire Emblem Smash character for use in S.T.E.A.M.

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#12

Nico07 commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

@NintendoFan64 I agree, but the fact that Captain Toad and Mario Kart 8 use amiibo at all adds to the amiibo versatility. At this point Smash Brothers amiibo's biggest selling point (aside from being collectible figurines) is fighting with or against a more difficult opponent. Any other uses for franchise amiibo's outside of their home game is just gravy. We could hope that each amiibo has some future use we are unaware of, but for now we are left with taking them at face value.

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#13

Nico07 commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I think another issue Nintendo NEEDS to address shortly is Amiibo save data. Having to erase Mario to use your Smash Bros Mario figure in Mario Party and then erase the Mario Party data to play again in Smash seems crazy. Each character should have a six to ten save slot bank on your Wii U.

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#14

Nico07 commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

@CerberusAzdin Hopefully they can use the molds that have already been made and just up production. I'd planned on ordering just a few to begin with but as I had preordered have just held onto them. As collector items they are nice quality for the price, although I would like to see more uses for them. Personally I don't think it would be all that bad to have a Skylander/Infinity style Nintendo themed game that incorporated them all. Even if you couldn't level up your figures because of limitations in the save data, it would be nice to just collect and explore as your favorite character.

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#16

Nico07 commented on Rock 'N Racing Off Road Aims to Bring Mayhem t...:

Ivan Ironman Stewart's Off Road Challenge (NES) is one of my all time favorite games. I bought Driift mania on the Wii eShop a few years back as it has been the closest thing to it in recent years. The original game featured small circuit off road racing for upgrades to performance (Suspension, Engine, Tires, NOS) or simply cash. I spent many hours of my childhood sneaking over to my cousins house to play that game. For the price I will probably pick this up. Graphically it looks great, the only thing that could ruin it would be bad controls.

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#19

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

Would love to see some Mario Kart DLC as well as the other things mentioned above. I'm really excited for the new 3DS launch and hope we get a street date and that Majoras Mask will be available day one and soon.

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#23

Nico07 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

@Kaze_Memaryu I can agree with that to a point. While in Mario Kart 7 and 8 every character can ride in every kart and every kart rides largely the same. There must be a hidden aspect to the character selection because given say Toad and Bowser have the same kart and Bowser bumps into Toad, Toad will go flying off the track. Whereas if Toad hits Bowser there is minimal impact. I think they went for the minimalist aspect when displaying kart specifications as there are some hidden aspects.

As for course selection, there is always bad with the good. I find that I enjoy the retro courses such as Bowsers castle and the SNES Rainbow Road courses in MK7 and 8 respectively. Sure some courses are very simplistic, but that is where having good AI, friends, or community make things fun.

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#24

Nico07 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

@Kaze_Memaryu Do you care for any of the Mario Kart games? You sound pretty critical of all things Mario Kart. I like Mario Kart for what it is, a fast and crazy arcade racer. You can be miles ahead of everyone and then get taken down by a barrage of items that brings skill and luck into the fold. You're also critical of the graphics in many of the games which leads me to assume you are young and more into that type of thing. For their time each was pretty groundbreaking, not in photo realism, but in gameplay and visuals (albeit in a cartoonish style). For control, MK64 was the first console racer to use and control well with an analog joystick.

I enjoy more realistic racers as well myself, but Mario Kart is still my all time favorite gaming series.

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#25

Nico07 commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

@Deltadon I fully agree that MK8 could use a few good battle arenas.

As for the games in general, I have played them all from when I was young and have enjoyed each.
Super Mario Kart was all about driving skill.
MK64 was about the new 3D courses and the infamous blue shell.
Super Circuit was fun and great to have the full original SMK game included. Double Dash has some of my favorite courses including the Bowser Castle stages, the two character mechanic was fun and would be good to return some day.
Mario Kart DS is a great mobile game, though ruined a little by snaking in my opinion (well not any longer because it is offline).
Mario Kart Wii is a blast, but the quantity of blue shells is staggering, I mean come on 7-8 blue shells in a single race?
Mario Kart 7 I enjoy but for me not as much as MK:DS.
Mario Kart 8 has it all. It is hands down my favorite of the series. The new anti-gravity mechanic is innovative, the level design is top notch. The graphics second to none. DLC content is unbelievable especially at the price point Nintendo is selling it for. The only thing I would want still is to have a few arenas, including my all time favorite Block Fort from the N64.

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#28

Nico07 commented on Feature: Dreaming of a Nintendo Christmas - Le...:

Great article, I could imagine an uninformed pair of parents unintentionally buying their kid a game that would not work on the console they already own. But that's a great story and is good to see your parents have a sense of humor even if it seems that it is at your expense. But I most like your closing line and agree that gaming as much as I enjoy it would be a meaningless hobby without family and good friends.

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#31

Nico07 commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

I preordered all of wave 2 from Best Buy and have only received Zelda and Diddy Kong. The other four were postponed with Little Mac being cancelled yesterday. Hopefully the rest aren't cancelled shortly as well. I also preordered all available wave 3 from them, so hopefully this doesn't happen with those figures.

As for Little Mac, I will hold off ordering him for now. I don't really feel like paying $25 with shipping to get him right now, especially with no real usefullness outside of Smash (I know he can get me a few rupees in Hyrule Warriors).

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#33

Nico07 commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I voted that I had no issues getting wave 2, but a better poll option would be that I preordered from Best Buy but because of a staggered release I haven't actually received them yet. I have all of wave 1 from pre-order, wave 2 pre-ordered, and most of wave 3 pre-ordered. Best Buy has become my go to preorder store as I have a purchased Gamer's Club Unlocked account that gets me 20% off all games and amiibo, Skylanders, and Infinity. I would love to pickup Rosalina, but either Target sold out or they haven't yet made her available for order.
It would be nice if Nintendo laid out some more of it's plans for amiibo to further drive the market to purchase them. As is they are cool official collectibles (very nice and detailed) and are fun to play against in Smash.
As for Smash, I preordered the collector's edition so I had no issues.

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#35

Nico07 commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

I've bought them all so far hoping the Amiibo functionality takes off. But if not these are cool looking figures for an okay price. I have already preordered all of wave 2 and will likely get several of wave 3.

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#36

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

@Spoony_Tech Apparently they took a nice vacation after Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. But really, we will likely hear what they are doing in a future Nintendo Direct or by E3 at the latest. I would love if they had ready an HD remaster of Metroid Prime Trilogy this year, but new projects are good too.

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#37

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

@Moon Nintendo has the most first and second party IP. Sony and Microsoft have some great games as well but most of their system selling games are third-party multi-platform releases. Nintendo has Mario, Mario Kart, Star Fox, Smash, DK, Kirby, Yoshi, and Fire Emblem franchises to name a few. Sony attempted to copy Smash's success with Sony All-Star Battle Royale, and Mario Kart with Little Big Planet Racing, but they just don't compare. Sony has Uncharted, inFamous, and Last of Us that all are great in their own way. Microsoft has Halo and Gears. Nintendo will never out-do it's competition in what it does best, and the same can be said for Sony and Microsoft.

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#38

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

As far as a living breathing world it was stated in the video that you would see bugs in this world. And at the end of the video Eiji Aonuma rides past a group of wild horses that run alongside him. As this is just the wide open world and is not near completion, I'm not worried. I would even be okay with these areas not getting that much more attention before release.

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#39

Nico07 commented on EA Cancelled Wii U SimCity Title Before The Fo...:

@Mega719 As much as I despise EA, I bought this at launch for PC and was given Most Wanted for PC for free when they bothched the launch and lied that the game required an always on internet connection because PCs just couldn't handle it. I would have also bought this for Wii U if it ever released.

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#40

Nico07 commented on EA Cancelled Wii U SimCity Title Before The Fo...:

@Shiryu Yeah because of how early it was canned it is likely this is not just a Nintendo EA thing. But EA never has and never will put any effort into developing for the Wii U. The only title they have published worth anything was Criterion's NFS Most Wanted even if it was six months late. I would love for the DLC to become available someday but am not holding my breath. I love SimCity but hate EA, especially with there canning Crysis 3 for Wii U that was ready to ship and other bad ideas in the hopes of profits. Burning your fan base is always a bad idea.

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#43

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

I could see a new Ip making use of all of the figures. Maybe call it Nintendo Quest and have yearly releases that have characters travel Nintendo franchise worlds defeating enemies. An Rpg of some type would even be great. But have every new iteration support every current figure.

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#45

Nico07 commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

@Goginho obviously its been on the backburner as he and his team worked on A Link Between Worlds and helped with Hyrule Warriors while developing the new Zelda for 2015. You also can't forget in 2012 they took six month to develop Wind Waker Hd. Who knows what other new Zelda title he may be working on for 3Ds?

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#48

Nico07 commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

Its kind of a catch22. If she was playing some other competing console many would say she is confused anyway and so her opinion doesn't count. But since she is playing the Wii U we'll say she must have some common sense to recognize good games. But frankly I don't really care about celebrities like her.

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#49

Nico07 commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

Has any mention been made on if any of these initial characters will be supported in more than Smash? I'd love to pick them all up but seems pretty pricey for just one game and looses what Disney Infinity and Skylanders have in new games supporting all older figures.