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sillygostly

sillygostly

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#3

sillygostly commented on Watch Dogs Stares at a November Release Date o...:

If this was released alongside the other versions, I would have bought it on day 1. But now, considering that the other versions are gradually descending into the inevitable despair of bargain bin purgatory, I will wait for a review. If the Wii U version only uses the gamepad as a map screen, I'll wait a bit for a significant price drop ($20 sounds about right).

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#4

sillygostly commented on Review: Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper: ...:

@antonvaltaz: Volume 1 is intended for children aged 3-6 and both volumes 2 and 3 are intended for children between the ages of 4 and 7.

And lack of 3D is a given for titles such as these as there is absolutely no reason why 3D would benefit software of this nature, particularly as it is aimed at the very audience that should not be viewing 3D images in the first place.

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#5

sillygostly commented on Review: Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper: ...:

I'm obviously not in their target demographic (anymore), but I'm really, really glad that software like this is being made, and even more so knowing that it has been published by Nintendo.

I hope that Nintendo will continue to publish/commission educational software in the future as educational games were among my favourites growing up, and I would like to see future generations using games as a means of learning a thing or two.

I only wish that The Learning Company were still around so that they could rerelease some of their classic titles on contempory hardware (such as the Super Solvers series and the like).

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#6

sillygostly commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (Europe):

@afroevan: Don't worry. Teslagrad is coming to Australia. We won't be getting Wooden Sen'sey though.

I just hope that Comic Workshop is released here. Software of that nature doesn't need a classification, so there's no real reason why they wouldn't release it here. They should also release the Phonics games here as they do not need a classification either (though I doubt that they will be released here as they seem to be tailored for the European market).

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#7

sillygostly commented on Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Drag...:

Why would any sensible person buy this when for a dollar or so more, you could buy one of the other (more complete) versions of the same game on the same platform?

It's a joke that this version doesn't even include local multiplayer. Surely it couldn't be that difficult to simulate local multiplayer for GBA games. One player could use the TV while the other uses the Gamepad.

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#8

sillygostly commented on Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival Is Drag...:

And while we're on the topic of game classification in Australia, the ACB has also recently classified a game titled Rabbids Invasion. The platform isn't specified, but this could very well be the long-completed Wii U game that Ubisoft has been sitting on for about a year.

And don't let the "Multi-platform" label fool you. Most games on the ACB database are labelled as "multi-platform", even games exclusive to specific platforms.

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#10

sillygostly commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

They don't want to cannibalise their own brand by risking their target audience embracing Nintendo's own IP. Non-Nintendo platforms aren't considered to be as great a threat as Sony and Microsoft's systems have fewer games that would appeal to the same audience that Minecraft has attracted.

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#11

sillygostly commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

A game titled "Rabbids Invasion" has just been classified by the Australian Classification Board, receiving a G rating for "Very mild violence and crude humour." There is no information about what platform it will be released on (the page reads "Multi platform", but that doesn't mean anything as even Wii/DS/3DS/Wii U exclusives have been marked as being "multi platform" games; it's just a generic term that the Classification Board uses).

This may very well be the Wii U game that Ubisoft has been withholding. Ideally, I think that they would have released it about a year ago to coincide with the premiere of the television series of the same name, but they probably thought that the install base wasn't high enough to justify releasing it at the time.

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#12

sillygostly commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

sighs They're probably going to sell them for $20 each in Australia. Heck, $15 is too much IMHO.

Nintendo would be smart to release a complete set of Amiibo figures if they want to tempt this 20-something guy into buying them. :P

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#13

sillygostly commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I'm excited and all (I was not excited at all for the DSi and I never ended up getting one since there weren't any good exclusives for it), but I don't think that the upgrades are substantial enough to warrant an instant purchase.

I will however, consider the prospect if they release a limited edition design as I want to hang onto my Pikachu 3DS XL for as long as possible.

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#16

sillygostly commented on Talking Point: The Pokémon Trading Card Game ...:

This is all well and good, and the iPad is arguably the perfect platform for the TCG as the screen (and by extension, the resolution) is quite large so the cards can be seen in all of their detailed glory, plus, a touch screen interface is also ideal for this sort of experience. I just hate the fact that I'll need to be online in order to play the game so I can't play it on the train or anywhere outside of home for that matter (and I'm not going to pay the extortionate $250+ premium for an iPad just because it includes 3G connectivity).

My other gripe (and it's a major one) is that Game Freak may implement micro transactions for the iOS release, which I'm not down with. I think the PC/Mac versions offer an expansion pack once per day or so but the whole appeal of the GBC game was that I was able to access all of the cards in as much abundance as I wish (though it was heavily chance based) without having to pay or otherwise hunt for the cards themselves (though I did buy a bunch of physical decks on impulse about a year ago).

I actually wouldn't mind if Game Freak decided to make the TCG an annual franchise for 3DS and basically re-release the same game year in year out (with the only difference in gameplay being the addition of the new cards that were released throughout the year), but I won't fork over cash for virtual booster packs as I may as well just buy the physical cards themselves.

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#17

sillygostly commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

I would have been tempted if the characters were in colour… but I'm quite happy with my Pikachu 3DS XL. I may get a Japanese one at one point though. It's just too bad that the ship has long sailed on the Charizard LL (and I'm not willing to pay $900+ for it).

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#19

sillygostly commented on Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokém...:

Mega Slowbro looks absolutely ridiculous!! :D

I never liked Altaria and I stopped caring for Slowbro once the much prettier Slowking entered the scene (yes, I'm shallow), but their mega evolutions have converted me. I must have them both in my party. :D

I really hope that they include a mega evolution for Slowking as well, and I'd love to see my favourite fairy types also receive mega evolutions (e.g. Wigglytuff, Clefable, Togekiss etc.). A Blissey mega evolution would be epic as well (the HP!!!!).

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#20

sillygostly commented on Capcom Releases Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -...:

I too am waiting for the trilogy. I know it's already available on iOS, and a while ago, the trilogy was available for an obscenely cheap price ($8 or so), but I would much rather play it on the hardware that it was originally designed for.

The price difference doesn't really bother. Sure, it's unfair, but we must accept the differences between the two online marketplaces. Besides, I'm sure that the 3DS version will have fewer (if any) bugs (so it won't be prone to seemingly random crashes) and I won't need to squint to read the on-screen text when playing on an iPhone. Given the lack of a physical retail release however, the iOS version still offers substantially superior value as I can install the game on both my iPad and iPhone (I would have never considered obtaining an iPhone, but it was a free hand-me-down).

Nevertheless, I am glad that there are at least some high-calibre games available for iOS devices, even though the vast majority of customers seem to prefer inane time-guzzlers such as the "Saga" and "Ville" games.

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#21

sillygostly commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Three Mega Evolution...:

I never liked Altaria… or Swablu. I hated them, even…

Never thought I'd ever want to train the little turds in a million years...

Until I laid eyes on Mega Altaria…

I'm beguiled... it's beautiful. =O <3 <3 <3

Welcome to the team, Altaria. =P

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#23

sillygostly commented on August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, Acc...:

I'm still holding out for Super Princess Peach sequels on both 3DS and Wii U.

Hell, I would even settle for New Princess Peach U DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U… but who else would be playable…? Peach and Daisy are a given. Pauline can be included as she too is a damsel in distress (and proud of it?!)… which leaves an opening for Toadette, Rosalina or even Birdo (with Birdo being invulnerable, helping fill the shoes of Nabbit for novice players).

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#24

sillygostly commented on Hyrule Warriors DLC Floodgates Opened with Alt...:

Ugh. This was to be expected considering Koei's history of costume pack DLC. The amount of DLC available for Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper is absolutely obscene. It would cost around AU$120 alone just to download all of the DLC packs.

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#26

sillygostly commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Set For September Releas...:

@DarkCoolEdge: Nintendo of Europe assumes responsibility for what gets licensed for sale in Europe and by extension, Australia, so yes, they do play a part (though publishers will ultimately decide whether their software is worth selling to the ANZ market only after considering if a title is worth releasing to the European market).

This was not the case in the past. Now, if any 3DS/Wii U software is denied release for the European market, then the Australian market also misses out completely (publishers previously had the choice to release a game to the Australian market irrespective of its status in Europe). We also used to receive the U.S. versions of the games as opposed to the European versions, but now we only ever receive the European version (for better or for worse) as a result of Nintendo's region locking practices.

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#27

sillygostly commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Set For September Releas...:

I bought Soul Hackers in anticipation of also picking this up at retail. Now I'll only consider this at a rather heavy discount as I do not wish to support Atlus' decision to release their titles exclusively via the eShop in Europe (and by extension, Australia). I would have bought Conception II at retail at full price ($59.95), but thanks to Nintendo of Europe not receiving a retail release, we've been deprived of it too. The worst part of all is that not only does the U.S. get a physical release of most Atlus games, but they also often include additional bonuses (such as the soundtrack CD with Conception II).

I really hate that Nintendo have systemically plonked us with the Europeans after the release of the 3DS. Now we're subjected to their release schedule, their delays and their localisations (or lack of). During the lifespan of the original DS, we'd occasionally get games that were released in the U.S. but not the U.K. (such as WarioWare: Twisted) and vice versa. Now, we're bound only by whatever Nintendo of Europe dictates. >=(

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#28

sillygostly commented on Review: Comic Workshop (3DS eShop):

Even if this doesn't come to the EU, there is no reason why it couldn't come to Australia as applications such as these do not need an age classification (as the Art Academy titles were among the very few Nintendo titles that were exempt from classification).

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#29

sillygostly commented on Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will ...:

"Each will still, nevertheless, contain copies for all three platforms."

This is still wrong. Each version of the software reads "All-In-One Package". They aren't selling all three versions in one package. This "All-In-One Package" is the equivalent of a GOTY edition of an PS/Xbox game. The game simply contains the base Dragon Quest X game as well as its two expansion packs. Plus, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to package the Wii version with the Wii U version. Who would play the Wii version? If anything, to sell three versions for the price of a single game would be a colossally stupid move as buyers could simply give away the other two versions to friends or trade them in (thus depriving Square Enix of potential sales).

I've been reading a lot of criticism about some of the "click bait" articles here on Nintendo Life and it only appears to be getting worse. Doesn't anybody care to verify their facts anymore? =/ I strongly suggest changing the title of the article to better reflect the facts.

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#31

sillygostly commented on Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Con...:

I'm much more tempted to buy NES titles at that price. I may even be swayed to buy all of them on impulse as the usual asking price of $6.50 is rather ridiculous, but I wouldn't mind paying $3.25 apiece. The $10.40 that they charge for SNES games is just obscene though.

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#32

sillygostly commented on Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii an...:

I strongly, strongly doubt that this will be released in Australasia.

Zumba: World Party wasn't even given an eShop release here despite being released on Wii and Xbox 360 at retail. Barbie: Dreamhouse Party and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge were eShop only (mind you, the latter was publicised in the Australian media for being the first game to be issued an R18+ classification), and One Piece wasn't even released at all (despite the availability of the 3DS version at retail as well as the $120+ limited edition for PS3 -.-).

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#35

sillygostly commented on Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii ...:

@Nintenjoe64 : Each VC release has its own emulator as each emulator is tailored to each specific game. With "black market" emulators, you may have noticed that the frame rate may fluctuate wildly from game to game, depending on the computer's CPU/RAM and the quality of the emulator itself.

Nintendo has endeavoured to ensure that each VC release plays as closely to the original version as possible, hence the slow release of VC games.

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#36

sillygostly commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I don't understand the hype behind the PS4, I really don't. There isn't a single game that would make me want to buy the system… even for free. Perhaps the PSN store would have an abundance of content that would tickle my fancy, but I'm not keen on paying an ongoing subscription fee for Sony's online services.

I am however, tempted to get a 12GB PS3 just so I can play Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (as I LOVED Dimensions on 3DS, which was my first Dead or Alive game, and unfortunately, there don't seem to be any plans to bring the game to Wii U).

I have a cousin who has an Xbox 360 and a PS4, and his only PS4 games are Fifa 14 and Watch_Dogs… two games that are also available on his 360. Think about it… $750 or so to play two games that he could have just bought for his 360. It's insanity. Mind you, this is the same kid who bought a 3DS without any games (he claimed to have bought it for the 3D cameras -.-), and then disparages the system for not having any games. He did the very same thing when he bought a DS Lite some years earlier.

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#39

sillygostly commented on Report Suggests Bayonetta 2 Will Come With Ori...:

I hope that the 2-disc version will be released in Australia. The original Bayonetta has been reclassified in Australia (perhaps to factor in whatever new content is featured in the Wii U version). Bayonetta was rated MA15+ for "Strong violence", while Bayonetta 2 was rated MA15+ for "Strong fantasy violence".

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#40

sillygostly commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

HOLY MOLEY! YES! :o :D Pokemon TCG!!! I love that game so, so much. I can't wait to play it and finally own it legitimately (I never had a Gameboy growing up). :D :D :D

I hope that they will also release Pokémon Puzzle Challenge as it was one of my favourite GBC games ever.

I wonder if the Jynx card will be recoloured for this release or even… gulp removed (though I hope not).

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#41

sillygostly commented on Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold ...:

It's not available in the Wii Shop in Australia so there's nothing I can do to help. Considering that the game has been classified and released on 3DS and other platforms, why then, hasn't the game been released in the Wii Shop in Australia?

Of course, if the Australian Wii Shop has its own sales threshold (as opposed to being tallied with EU), then I totally understand why it was never released.

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#50

sillygostly commented on Tomodachi Life on the Rise in UK Charts:

I'd love to see a Wii U version of Tomodachi Life, even if it's an Animal Crossing Plaza style app without any real interactivity (I just want to see my Miis interact with one another on the big screen). :P