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Hee Ho!

Male, 30, United Kingdom

The son and heir of nothing in particular. I like games and toys, particularly toys based on games!

Tue 18th March, 2014

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ottospooky commented on Tales of More Super Smash Bros. amiibo Pre-Ord...:

Well I cracked and paid some dude on eBay £30 for a Ness amiibo. He's the only one I dont have secured so far and he and Shulk were the ones I wanted the most.
Whether they anticipated the demand for amiibo or not, the way consumers are being treated by retailers is nothing short of shocking. I've collected high end collector toys in the past and this should not be happening with non articulated plastic figurines. Damn me for wanting them all



ottospooky commented on Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent...:

The second time I completed this game was a bit of a chore. I'm not yet ready to give it a third play through so I'm probably out for now. It's the most atmospheric and beautiful game in the series but the harsh reality is that it falls short in terms of gameplay.



ottospooky commented on A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Bei...:

I don't really have enough familiarity for this particular dev but if anyone's on the fence I can't recommend their previous Mega Drive book highly enough. It's stupendous. If they apply the same passion and flair to Bitmap Bros then you're going to be in for a treat. '...Collected Works' is the most beautiful and comprehensive piece to Mega Drive history!



ottospooky commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:


I'm not making a generalisation about everyone that uses Kickstarter. Crowd funding is a good thing - it gives people with a dream the opportunity to offer a product directly to their public. It bypasses large corporations and affords people the opportunity to create a project that they assume full control over. But it's far from perfect. Things like those mentioned in this article can easily happen.

And I don't doubt that a Kickstarter page can be genuine and valid but these things don't start to unravel until the money is being used to create said project and that people start to realise that their targets are now not feasible.

My post was not a criticism of the way Kickstarter is run, more that as more people use the site, the more chance there is for things to go awry and for people to be disappointed. It's a platform that's still in its infancy and we don't fully know to what extent it will be used to present projects to consumers.



ottospooky commented on Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourf...:

Voice chat is just not a Nintendo thing. And I think voice chat with people you don't know Is often a detrimental experience. theres no way you can moderate what people are saying over voice chat.
People have been saying the same about lack of online full stop about Nintendo games since online was a thing and it's not baffling or misguided... If an experience is more suited to the living room they'll leave it at that.



ottospooky commented on Review: Donkey Kong 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

It's a great game but it is not without its flaws. The humour is top notch but it's a touch repetitive. Bearing in mind it was released sixteen years ago I can remember more about Banjo-Kazooie and its sequel than this game. And time really hasn't been kind to N64 games - the controls are noticibly laggy but back in those days that's what we were used to!



ottospooky commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

I preordered two Ness figures from the official UK store BEFORE they imposed a one per customer policy (I wanted one to display mint on card)
However the store canceled BOTH preorders of Ness and told me to reorder when the figure was offered again for sale at a certain time and date. Despite refreshing the page every two minutes for two hours Ness never went back on sale.
Why couldn't they have cancelled just ONE Ness figure??



ottospooky commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

The beauty of the MK8 DLC is that 1) the game packs roughly the same content as every previous release in the series and 2) they're doing something a bit different. Link in Mario Kart? That's pretty awesome. If it was just a few extra courses tacked on it seems like it would have been a cash grab. You don't NEED the extra stuff to experience the game as a whole. But adding the extra courses and characters was a good idea. And I bought the first pack, plan on buying the second. It's a nice extra and priced reasonably.



ottospooky commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I don't mind, seriously, in nintendo want to offer DLC - as long as me not forking out on it does not affect the experience of playing a Nintendo game. I don't want to buy a half arsed experience which is why I refuse to buy many games on another format.
The prospect of, say, the Mii costumes based on other properties is superfluous. They add nothing for me but i don't mind other people getting them. I don't want to pay for a two hour campaign or one player only to have to pay additional costs to get the rest of the game. That, to me, is where morals and ethics are stretched thin. i don't believe that Nintendo will implement DLC like this.
Free to play, also, is fine with me. I'll just avoid games of that nature. It's fine if people want to pay to play as much as they want of Pokemon Shuffle but I'm not interested. If this reflected the future of Nintendo, I'd be out. however again I'm skeptical that that would represent the future for them. They will continue to adapt but remain with the same model (a full game on a disc is the status quo for me and that's going to be their bread and butter for some time to come IMO)



ottospooky commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed by the result of this so called poll! But it's got lips wagging and Smash Bros in the Spotlight. I just CANNOT see a unique character being developed from scratch. Just because they'll consider something, there's no guarantee anyone's going to get anything. Wolf is a name I've seen mentioned in every poll of this poll. My guess is that the winner will be him. And since he was in Brawl and omitted I have a sneaking suspicion it's him all along!!



ottospooky commented on Video: Donkey Kong 64 Tumbles Onto Wii U Virtu...:

@StarDust4Ever Having had the game for just a few days and juggling it with other games, I can't verify this independently but according to various, multiple Internet sources, the Jetpac game, Golden Banana (with Rare logo on it) and DK arcade machine are all included. Nothing has been omitted/changed from the original release!



ottospooky commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

People are confusing this 'competition' for a popular vote ie an election. Nowhere does it state that the winner is the character with the most votes. It's what's deemed acceptable by Sakurai etc.
apparently it takes the equivalent of one year to create a character from scratch, votes don't close until October. The winner has probably been decided,.. And it's Wolf, or a single Ice Climber!



ottospooky commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

Fire Emblem is hugely popular in Japan. It's a household name in Japan (if your household plays games!) Since the days of the NES. I think Nintendo can afford to be a bit more liberal with the sort of chance they can take.



ottospooky commented on New Fire Emblem on 3DS Takes Shape as Two Sepa...:

My theory: this will be done as two separate releases in Japan and it will release in June.
The Western release in 2016 will be a version containing both 'sides of the story' which will come out in Japan as a 'Definitive edition' in 2016. See also: MH4/MH4 Ultimate, Bravely Default and Yokai Watch, and also various 'GOTY Editions' on other formats



ottospooky commented on Review: Fossil Fighters: Frontier (3DS):

This looked worth a punt when it was shown of during the last Nintendo Direct. Not sure whether I'm spending full game price on it but y'know I may be swayed if they reduce the price.



ottospooky commented on Mewtwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

I haven't heard people screaming for Lucas as much as Wolf and Ice Climbers. I'm happy that this appears to be the first Western public announcement of Mother 3 'the sequel to Earthbound'. This means we're one step closer to getting the game IMO.



ottospooky commented on Atlus USA is Localising Stella Glow on Nintend...:

Atlus may be on the ball when it comes to localising games like this...BUT NOT FOR EUROPE!! theres a massive backlog of titles that have been confirmed form the U.S. but then the trail goes dead! Digital distribution of these titles is all very well but europe/Australia and that territory is just an afterthought and it's not fair!



ottospooky commented on Yo-kai Watch Localisation Creeps Closer With A...:

I think the game will have more impact if the anime arrives first and people see the game as a tie in to to tv series. Whether the success of this title in the west will emulate that of pokemon before it remains to be seen but I'm skeptical: times have changed. Kids are all COD and sh*t these days.



ottospooky commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (Europe):

Happy to see Conception II reduced. I'm out of space completely on my SD card so it's going to involve picking up a new one and doing very slow data transfers. Could be more trouble than its worth. Might see whether I can get an imported US version for (region free) Vita since its all about the retail copy for me :)



ottospooky commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

Regareless of your opinion or anyone else's, this is a move that stinks of desperation. They have hyped the Wii U and been quite resonant about sales. None of that has come to fruition and investors are getting twitchy. The industry is changing. Iwata has got to do something to please investors. And predictably shares have soared.
It's all very early days. But... At least in the short term I believe that they will not dump off ports of NES games with a free to play element. They will it to create brand awareness. They're more open to licensing and they want kids to look at mario and think he's cool, instead of Kevin Spacey playing a peripheral role in a franchise that's hoisted on them every. Sodding. Year.
They'll create an interactive experience that maybe stars Mario or Link.
We know that as soon as new hardware is out they're thinking about what's coming after it. But to announce publicly that theyre thinking about the next iteration also seems a bit desperate to wave hands shouting 'we're not deserting the home console business'.
mobile gaming en masse is probably here to stay. i just hope Nintendo don't do things for the wrong reason just to create a short term solution.