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Sun 29th May, 2011

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ShadJV commented on Review: Fullblox (3DS eShop):

Loving this... Except I'm in the final batch that unlocks when you beat all the packs, and I'm quite stuck on one. sigh

And I skimmed the article and see know mention of the final group of 50 puzzles that unlock when you complete the 250 puzzles in the four packs. That's when the difficulty really ramps up!



ShadJV commented on Reminder: The First Splatoon Global Testfire D...:

Ugh, I didn't get to play at all. Lots of refreshing, praying it'd work, kept disconnecting. Well that was a fun hour. >> the servers better not act like this when it comes out or they may lose my sale...

Too bad I can't make the other two times.



ShadJV commented on Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star War...:

I'm more curious of upgrades to the system. Any new modes, additional skill trees and level caps, maybe downloadable worlds with stories that allow any characters, etc. reasons to get figurines that don't have playsets. Including older ones, some cool figurines seem like they'll never get much use at this point.



ShadJV commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

I don't care about the most of the smash roster, I'm not looking to collect them all or even favorite characters. I haven't ventured far in Codename STEAM or Kirby because I want the Amiibo content for those games. Fire Emblem If seems to be gearing up to the same problem, which may push me from getting it. I almost bailed on Splatoon until I was randomly lucky enough to find the 3-pack for preorder. Don't make some content unlockable only through a certain Amiibo and then not let me buy them. Unless Dedede, Meta Knight, and the Fire Emblem characters suddenly get vastly restocked, I'll continue to be upset with Nintendo's stupid practices.



ShadJV commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

As others have stated, the past couple articles are incredibly loaded. I'm not satisfied with VC because it's so barren, but it's not that I think it should change in format. The biggest thing is not being able to upgrade all my Wii VC titles off the bat. Fine, charge the small fee, but this should've been built into the VC system off the bat, a way to easily make it multiplatform. Nintendo is always way too short term with how they do things. Having to wait for a trickle feed to get the same games is silly. Yes, I have them on Wii Mode but some of us like the convenience of Off TV Play (doesn't count if you need a controller in addition to the gamepad) and restore points. And what, will the next system have a Wii Mode within a Wii U Mode? Doubt it. We've reached an age where we should be able to transfer our content to each new system. It may be whining but if we're stating what's wrong with the VC service, this is it. We have to wait for the same games to drip feed again and again and actually have less supported systems. Worst of all, the releases just seem to get slower, and the Wii U won't seem to ever even reach the same number of titles as the Wii. This is not progress. Before they can think of changing up the service, they should, ya know, actually try improving the current service.



ShadJV commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Paid-DLC Details Emerge...:

There are so many misunderstandings about day 1 DLC. This stuff was likely developed after the company submitted the game to ESRB and began printing copies. There's a couple months there where anything they make can't be included, the game is already finished. Adding this stuff in the game would've delayed release. That's usually why day 1 DLC exists. Obviously some companies abuse it and purposely withhold content... I don't think this is a case of that.



ShadJV commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop):

Wait, people are refusing to even download out of principle? Now I'm seriously considering downloading it on my two older 3DSes just to cancel that out and encourage Nintendo to keep doing these types of games. Because I think it was inevitable the big companies will have to make some F2P games to stay afloat and this one did so much right. I've spent $2 and have all but a few balloons, I can easily see getting them all for $5-$10 and careful gem budgeting. And this game probably would've cost at least $15 if it wasn't f2p. Even without paying money, I got a good portion of the balloons. I think this is quite generous, and fun as well!



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

Oh come on. Admittedly I was all for Majora's Mask 3D because that's my favorite Zelda title (possibly favorite game) and it tended to be overlooked, but this is ridiculous. Do we need to remake every Zelda title in 3D? I mean, an HD remake would be a little more excusable, it deserves HD more than Wind Waker, but we still are getting more remakes than new Zelda's these days. Still, if they must remake this, they should at least do it in HD.



ShadJV commented on WayForward is Bringing Shantae and Friends to ...:

I wasn't even aware of the Apple Watch, and looking at prices... Dang. I haven't ever been into watches, and as much as I love Shantae and am intrigued by this... Well, just sad it doesn't seem to be playable with only an iPhone.



ShadJV commented on Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusi...:

Is it twisted that my first thought was a Yoshi death chamber where Mario must drop numerous Yoshi's into the lava below to get to the end and stuff like P switches dropping Yoshi's to their death... Wow I'm messed up.



ShadJV commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

Well now I'm really pissed at Nintendo. I already can't find Amiibo I want for certain games, I was so looking forward to this but chances are I won't be able to find the Amiibo, locking me out of some content. Nintendo is really losing me because of this Amiibo crap...



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

@Dolphin64 hah. And how has that worked for Nintendo? Look at the GameCube, the second half of the Wii's life, the Wii U. Apart from the lucky non-gamer audience that the Wii struck gold with (who mostly only got Wii Sports and never actually purchased a game), Nintendo has been in a downward spiral for awhile now. If they don't adapt to the times, it's a matter of time until they're bankrupt. Why do you think they're suddenly starting to change? They realized the danger they're in. I'm not one to scream "NINTENDO IS DOOMED" because I think far from that. Nintendo is a resilient company - stubborn, but resilient. I believe in them and that, when they need to, they can and will adapt. The industry has been affected enough by the poor economy and piracy, we see plenty of companies downsizing, and innovation isn't worth as much as it used to be. Sad but true, in order survive Nintendo is adapting. If your rather see the company close its doors than change, that's on you, but I'm glad to see they're doing what they have to do to make a profit. I repeat, a large enough audience does NOT want innovation anymore, just be glad they aren't going full blown free to play iOS style games. It's a rough world, but if Nintendo staying the same was making enough money, they'd surely stay the same. It's taken a lot of poor profits to drive them to this.



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

DLC is simply part of today's gaming, and Nintendo seems to finally be adapting to the times instead of stubbornly clinging to the past (hopefully they continue to adapt in other ways). If I enjoy the game and want more, I buy the DLC. If not, I don't. The one thing finally pushing me from Nintendo is Amiibo. I'm fine with how it's implemented, provided I can obtain the Amiibo I want... But I can't unless I devote countless hours to hunting them or pay scalpers. Locking content behind NFC and then making the items impossible to find is not a good practice. I've forgiven Nintendo for every hiccup and stood by them to this day. But unless they somehow make the locked content for Codename Steam, Kirby, and Splatoon available for me to purchase, they're already losing me. I can't let that go.



ShadJV commented on Weirdness: The Moon in Majora's Mask Probably ...:

Now I'm not arguing with his math, but the fact that Link goes inside the moon already crushes this theory. The moon isn't falling because science, it's falling because a malevolent mask is pulling it down. Magic is already involved with its appearance so it doesn't need a black hole to stay intact, it just uses the magic. Applying science to games is one thing but when there's magic involved, science goes out the window.



ShadJV commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

As long as I can't walk into a store and buy the Amiibo I want for a game I just got, I won't be hooked. In fact, I'm beginning to feel alienated by it. I hardly have time to sit around looking for every Amiibo announcement and refreshing web pages. When I purchase a game like Kirby or Codename S.T.E.A.M. and it has Amiibo content I want but I can't find the right figures, I end up getting frustrated, I've hardly even started either of those examples because I wanted the Amiibo content during my playthrough and so I've just been playing other games in the meantime but at this rate, Amiibo enabled games will simy become turnoffs for me. When I purchase a game I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to get extra content, I should be able to give nintendo my money for the figures I want. I know I sound whines but it's just really getting upsetting, if you don't decide to purchase an Amiibo on the first day of preorders then you're in for a rollercoaster trying to get it - and I definitely can't afford to get each one just in case a game I want uses it.



ShadJV commented on Capcom's Gearing Up For a Major Monster Hunter...:

Let's just skip to MH5G! I mean, the only titles I've played so far are 3U and 4U so I've been spoiled with G rank, I feel like I'd be done too quick with no G rank!

Either way, I hope Nintendo continues to get this series, I'm so hooked!



ShadJV commented on Super Mario 3D World and Kirby: Triple Deluxe ...:

I'll be really bummed if the NA club nintendo gets anything cool at this point, I spent my coins on the Zelda 3DS case and the Majora's Mask puzzle because they were the most appealing at that point and I didn't want to miss that.. I have 210 coins left but I'm waiting to see if any last minute post play surveys come in, as I've been registering the last of my games all month... But I doubt any new rewards will be that cheap, I'm sorta assuming I will just get a game with it.



ShadJV commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:

I know this is unlikely and I usually would prefer they make a new title instead of a remake but Nintendo seems incapable of making a proper Paper Mario, since SPM was only mediocre and Sticker Star was laughable. This would be preferable to any sort of Sticker Star sequel.



ShadJV commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@TeeJay sadly no. I would so love a deku stick glaive, and it could use the beetle from Skyward Sword!

@Moon finish a MH game? Are you insane?? Just upgrade, the amount of content per title is more than most finish!

@Boidoh my first exposure to the series was the 3U demo... Which was horrible, but I took the chance and got 3U anyways, didn't regret it. The 4U demo is SLIGHTLY better than the 3U one (offering the Great Jaggi was a step in the right direction) but still, it's not a good intro for new players. The game has too steep a learning curve to be thrown into like that, and collecting materials to forge weapons is such a huge mechanic which the demo neglects. Don't base your opinion off the demo. If you possess the courage, just take the plunge! I warn you though, once you take down your first large monster with armor and a weapon you toiled to make, you may find yourself quite addicted. :-p

The DLC is monthly? A little disappointed, 3U had weekly DLC. Hope it all will be free, so excited for Friday now!



ShadJV commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@NbaJunkie I believe the storylines are all the same but the levels are definitely different.

I'm probably going to have to upgrade my DKC VC titles while I have the chance because I don't want them to be team down again before I do. And I will probably get all three DKL games. Why do you hate my wallet, Nintendo???



ShadJV commented on New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon T...:

Should be noted this is NOT needed for Soar, you get either Latios or Latias in game, the Eon Ticket is to get the other.

I was lucky enough to get an Eon Ticket early on, but this is what they should've done first!



ShadJV commented on Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pu...:

Curious. Unfortunately for them, I'm quite busy with MH4U and MM, so I'm gonna have to pass... And there's enough on my backlist to download that I probably won't end up grabbing this one at a later point. But who knows?



ShadJV commented on Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary ...:

@Flopsy86 Safari Zone came after they started a democracy/anarchy system. After the nightmare of Team Rocket's base, people really didn't want to deal with the Safari Zone's crap, they voted in democracy and just did it that way. Sorta shows how, in complete chaos, when faced with enough adversity, people will work to restore order. Or something like that.



ShadJV commented on Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nint...:

My GameStop isn't doing a midnight launch. :( though my Majora's Mask XL is coming in the mail and supposedly won't be here for a week or two, but I do have Majora's Mask and MH4U preordered, wish I could pick them up at midnight but I'll have to wait until morning. Sad face.



ShadJV commented on Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary ...:

Huh. Too bad my gaming time is blowing up tomorrow... I tuned in numerous times during the original run but the several times I tried to input was during team rocket's hideout... Which lasted way too long, I hope they have a better plan for that place this time.