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Sakura

Sakura

FC 1633-4173-1234

Female, United Kingdom

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Sun 30th September, 2012

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#2

Sakura commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

Bodes well for specs of NX if it has the same version of game as the PS4! Come on, what is it already? Thought it wasn't replacing the Wii U! Looks like it might at the moment. Poor Wii U, it's actually great to play on.

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#3

Sakura commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: H...:

@ROBLOGNICK Yes, it is free (an indication of quality!) and I don't even mind that the game is lacklustre because it did get us the amiibo. However, you will need one amiibo per player, so £20 minimum for this "free" offering. I think it's a missed opportunity in terms of gameplay, but not bothered as there's so much else worth playing.

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#5

Sakura commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Animal Crossing: H...:

@datamonkey Have you not seen Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival? At least this has some kind of gameplay. That, however, is an even more shameless cash-in on the popularity of amiibo - dev even said they only made it to get the amiibo produced. That's the game that gets the title of "least wanted" in my book.

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#7

Sakura commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

Sakurai-san has a lot of my respect for the way he explained his creative process in the development of the DLC for Smash Bros Wii U. I hope that whatever Nintendo does with the NX that he doesn't get shafted if he's moved to a less prominent role for the series. I think it needs him. Or at least needs his working ethics and seeming genius.

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#8

Sakura commented on Mario Kart 8 Soundtrack CD Club Nintendo Rewar...:

While the Animal Crossing CD is a nice listen, when I put into my PC in order to transfer the music to MP3 player (that's how I usually listen), it is listed as Super Mario 64 with none of the titles corresponding to the actual tracks at all. Not a big deal, but a bit weird.

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#9

Sakura commented on Review: Epic Word Search Collection (3DS eShop):

Not a fan of wordsearches unless they have time limits, clues instead of the list of words to find already written out etc. Good for extending vocabulary and improving spelling though (depending on vocabulary set) and not bad as a quick pick-up-and-play title if you do enjoy a good wordsearch.

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#10

Sakura commented on Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With...:

@CTMike Pretty safe to bet that these will be region free since the NFC chips won't be any different to those used in the figure amiibo and those are all region free. Might have Japanese writing on though. Know what you mean about taking risky leaps! I try to wait for collections to have been out a while and then buy a bundle second hand on Ebay. Lego Dimesions is very tempting though as I love the humour in Lego games, but at £80 for the game, £30 per extra level and team pack and £15 per fun pack, 2017 might be the year I actually get it.

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#12

Sakura commented on Japanese Retailer Highlights Stock Issues With...:

@Starz Unfortunately I don't read Japanese, but I did put the description into a translation page and it said 3 out of a possible 100 cards. The cards are in Japanese packaging though so could be an explanation and I'd definitely feel much better paying around £4 for 6 cards! Guess I need to wait for official pricing really, just seemed a bit steep.

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#15

Sakura commented on Nintendo is Partnering With Facebook for Super...:

They announced this on Facebook too, but didn't cause confusion with the "free" part. Really all they seem to be saying is that there will be a level designed by Facebook employees that will be downloadable to celebrate the launch of the game. Well, okay.

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#16

Sakura commented on If Chibi-Robo Ever Came To Wii U, He'd Be Very...:

Very, very shiny!!! until picked up and then very, very fingerprinty!!! (Like the N3DSXL) Not that you'd actually pick it up in the game, I suppose, but shiny always screams dust and fingerprint attractor. Hope the amiibo is not prone to fingerprints.

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#17

Sakura commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

I'm guessing the online communities will be key here. If there is enough kudos at completing certain levels and enough marketing etc, then it could take off in the competing world. That might sell more consoles. Nintendo's not been that great at online or marketing so far though...

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#19

Sakura commented on Ubisoft Launches Its eShop Summer Sale in Nort...:

Probably not coming to Europe this sale, then. Shame. Much as Ubisoft has narked a few with their hubris and lack of support for Wii U, some of their games are actually great. I'd be really impressed if they released Fractured But Whole. Doubtful on happening so will have to get for PC. Child of light is superb though and would probably get Shadow Wars too. If I wasn't in EU, that is.

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#26

Sakura commented on Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences ...:

There are many ways of reacting to loss. Iwata-san talked "directly" to each one of us during his broadcasts, his humanity, humour and enthusiasm for Nintendo gaming always present. He shared a genuine part of himself with us during those broadcasts and that is why some feel his loss so deeply. He was also a nice bloke and in a world where so many are actively despicable, we feel the loss there too. No right or weird way to react to loss, it just is what it is. The collective sadness is tribute to the impact Iwata-san has had in our community of gamers. May he be truly missed in whatever way is apt for you.

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#27

Sakura commented on Interview: Senran Kagura Producer Kenichirō T...:

Well, I think I could be well in with Takaki then given my buxomness. Still not keen on the games though because they feel a bit oversexualised and there are disadvantages to a large chest including "clapping" when unfettered. I prefer to go with Dolly Parton and say that I would have been tall had I not got squished up in the middle.

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#31

Sakura commented on Nintendo Cancels Camp Miiverse in Honour of Sa...:

Maybe there is something more going on, like organising behind the scenes. After all, losing a CEO is a big thing. Perhaps he was even to have played a role in some way, introducing stuff or whatever or someone else who was going to do that has been moved around. You can never know with Nintendo. Maybe it's also a cultural thing in Japan too, to cancel festive things when significant people die. It's normal here, but perhaps the practice is taken to fewer extremes as we've got that "stiff upper lip" thing going on too.

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#32

Sakura commented on Feature: Our Tributes and Memories of Satoru I...:

A CEO that remembers his roots and wasn't above getting his hands dirty on the shop floor to work with colleagues and share his vast experience. For the fans a man who just wanted to make great games. A greatly respected game developer and human being. He'll be missed.

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#33

Sakura commented on 3DS System Update, to Version 9.9.2-26, Ramps ...:

Wondering if there are any changes pertaining to the upcoming miiverse update. Maybe that needs preparation "behind the scenes"? I understand the need for updates, but it's like Windows and I do think "what, again?" Well, as long as (unlike Windows) the updates don't screw up my functionality, I guess I'll just keep applying them.

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#34

Sakura commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

A shock last night and very sad. R.I.P. Iwata-san. You will be truly missed, as much for your humanity and humour as for your succssful tenure at the helm of Nintendo, the funnest game company in town.

@ThomasBW84 Great obituary.

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#36

Sakura commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Retail Games of 2015 ...:

For me, Tri Force Heroes, Zip Lash, Yo Kai Watch and Etrian Odyssey will be the first ones I look at. Not sure which order I'll do them in though. I still have a backlog! Then there's Lego Dimensions and Super Mario Maker on the Wii U and the indies. Lots of games, not much time (or money for absolutely everything).

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#38

Sakura commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

An engaging gameplay experience is my priority - otherwise what's the point? What form that will take depends on what Nintendo is aiming at. Doesn't seem like they are going for direct competition with Sony or Microsoft so not expecting third party support. Also the rumours on lack of power and being "a third pillar" not succeeding 3DS or WiiU make me wonder what the NX could possibly be. What's left? A home console that plays mobile games? Too much rumour really. What I would really like is a hybrid console capable of both home and portable play - even if the 3DS is intergrated into its use in some way. I'd also like the opportunity to play third party games so it needs power and ease of use for developers. Don't want too many gimmicks, but amiibo had best be used by something or there'll be outcry at lack of value in these things that we've only just got. Prefer a later release date with backwards compatibility for a large selection of games at launch along with some launch exclusives. Compatibility with the gamepad would therefore need to be present (for Wii U games at least).

I think I'm saying that I want it to be everything, but do not expect it will be. Seems more like it will be a cheaper kind of console, perhaps just for Nintendo games. Price will be vitally important in that case, but don't see why Nintendo would not make huge profits even with that approach of a budget console. And they can still make great games, though if they take the Amiibo Festival route, then I'll bail.

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#39

Sakura commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

I'm not going to "pick sides", but have to say that this woman certainly isn't handling adversity with dignity and maturity. That's kind of a pretty big pointer as to the kind of person she is, irregardless of what her husband was like. Anyway, $50 for a game that is usually a few hundred seems like good enough karma for this incident.

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#41

Sakura commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

@Aromaiden Personally, I don't like Amiibo Festival because it has very limited gameplay as it was made to facilitate the production of the amiibo and all gameplay/design etc seems to have been subjugated because of that. That's my criticism. Nothing to do with wanting, expecting something else. Nothing to do with it being a spin-off. Nothing to do with feeling "entitled" in any other way. Nothing to do with "hating Nintendo". Just seems like a "game" devoid of gameplay and fun. True, I haven't played it, but everything I know so far suggests that this is so bad and so unlike what Nintendo usually do (in terms of gameplay) that it deserves to be mentioned at the very least. Being free means that sales cannot determine how successful this approach to making games will be so there needs to be some criticism so that this doesn't become the norm for Nintendo game design in future - use an established IP to make a quick and poor game and just watch the amiibo money roll in. Stating that it's not possible to make a judgement until played, is only partially relevant to the discussion. Sometimes, things look bad because they are bad and I'm old enough that I have a pretty good idea that this will not provide me any enjoyment whatsoever. I don't care - I'll play something else. Wouldn't want games designed like this to become the norm though.

I'm okay with all other games they've shown even if they don't interest me personally. I mean, I can see what the appeal is supposed to be. At least Federation Force and Happy Home Designer actually have some gameplay! Tri Force Heroes looks most promising out of the "transformation" games.

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#42

Sakura commented on If You're A Female In Japan, Then The Nintendo...:

If I lived in the 1950s this might have been relevant. Might still be relevant in Japan today. But, no, as "of the female variety" this does not endear me to gaming. A cultural irrelevance, certainly in the UK, at any rate.

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#43

Sakura commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

@Aromaiden It looks a little more than that, imho. It implies the game was wholly made to accommodate the production of a series of amiibo, that the game was an afterthought into which amiibo could be shoehorned. That was kind of my feeling anyway, but shocking to see such a statement actually out there, tbh, from a company that prides itself on gameplay as well as using gimmicks.

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#45

Sakura commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

Bad game. That's the upshot. I don't care about it, there's plenty else to be playing. But, making a criticism of this game as bad is not whining - it's making a criticism. Not being able to cope with a criticism is whining.

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#46

Sakura commented on Review: Shiftlings (Wii U eShop):

Despite the reservations, I think I'll still pick this up. The appealing things mentioned are things that really appeal to me, if that makes sense.

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#47

Sakura commented on Video: Doctor Who Joins The Cast In LEGO Dimen...:

I'm scared by how much interest I have in this, despite knowing that it will be a wallet-drain! I really want the Scooby level pack too. But at £80 for the game starter pack and £30 a pop for the extra level packs, that makes it a bit expensive.

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#50

Sakura commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Really good article @ThomasBW84!

I guess I'm not opposed to Nintendo filling the "budget" gaming niche, as long as they continue to produce quality games. I didn't realise that's kind of the place they are at now, but thinking about the cost of games being quite a bit cheaper than PS4 and Xbone, that seems about right. Ultimately, it's about the games. Only warning bells are that if it has to be correctly priced if AAA third party devs are going to be essentially ignored. Nothing wrong with a niche market - 3DS already has that and that's my favourite console. A shame to ignore AAA 3rd party devs, but to be honest I'd only play a few of their games and likely not the ones that are the true blockbusters on other systems. There may be something in the idea to "not compete" directly. I do miss some efforts though (even Ubisoft produced some really good games - 1st Rabbids, Rayman and I'd like Fractured But Whole). PC may have to be my second console. Hmm, I may have to get some dedicated graphics.