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Spartacus3765

Spartacus3765

Vamos Gigantes!

Male, 30, United States

How goes it? Just a Nintendo gamer....also play every other system from time to time to keep myself honest. But my heart always lies with Nintendo. Grew up with Ninty, will die with Ninty.

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Fri 16th September, 2011

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#1

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC
Wanna see bad DLC? See EA games and the recent Resident Evil games. Your ideology I understand is very traditional and that's well and fine. And I also understand your point because I loathed how these other companies were treating DLC by announcing it before the games even came out. But believe me, they can do this right. I believe they're listening to demands (all the baby characters, really?) and because we're in this generation of gaming, things like this can be done.

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#2

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC
And go ahead and only pay for it once. That's your call. Just know that many people out there, myself included, feel the game was perfectly fine at release and felt complete. This is only ADDING TO THE GAME. I don't wanna hear your bs answers on whether it was finished or not. Doesn't matter. Like someone else said before, how do you know this stuff wasn't done post-release? Just as you're claiming to someone saying it was done prior to release. No one knows. And unless you worked on this game, no one can say otherwise.

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#3

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC

Stop complaining for sake of complaining. This is amazing news - they are listening to fans. Sorry, but you are in the minority on this one. You want Ninty to go the way of the dodo by keeping to the same ol ways? It's called getting with the times AND DOING IT RIGHT. DLC can be handled the right way, and they have done it right so far with other releases.

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#4

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC

Stop complaining for sake of complaining. This is amazing news - they are listening to fans. Sorry, but you are in the minority on this one. You want Ninty to go the way of the dodo by keeping to the same ol ways? It's called getting with the times AND DOING IT RIGHT. DLC can be handled the right way, and they have done it right so far with other releases.

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#5

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

@IxC The way I feel about DLC is pretty simple, yet I understand in this day and age how it can be complicated/expected in almost every game.

1. No mention of DLC prior to launch for the title. However, if mentioned, prior to release, it should be as vague as possible to lead to the idea that it will be to ADD TO THE EXPERIENCE. In other words, if any of the characters already talked about, any original characters from previous titles, (or even these ones that are possibly leaked) are indeed DLC, yeah I would agree, that kinda sucks. But if there's even MORE characters waiting that we don't know about and they're released 6 months later, I think you'll be interested. ;-)
2. If the game feels complete on it's own merits upon release, I WOULD COMPLETELY MERIT DLC. Want an example? Try playing Fallout 3 and see the DLC available for that title. Amazing amount of content in the standalone version of the game. Have no problem adding content to an already robust title. Smash will be no different.
3. If you feel the game is amazing and don't want to add to the experience, that's up to you. But if you're tempted by any DLC that could ADD to your experience, then I don't think you should feel jaded that Nintendo would give you that extra bonus. Smash will no doubt be high in content on it's own, so I really don't think you should fear what DLC content they would ADD to the already jam-packed experience.

In a time where Nintendo needs to try some new things to get people back on board with them, I say DLC should be looked into. And although I agree, the Amiibo system they'll have should work in tandem, who's to say that won't be their approach to DLC? Get the figure at the store, also have it in the game. The question that everyone is still concerned about is price on these individual figures/possible DLC. We should find out soon.

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#7

Spartacus3765 commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

No game will probably ever leave me with the amount of awe I first had while playing OOT back in 1997. @Tsurii897, the pure amount of feelings it brought at it's release is why it's still captivating to this day. If it wasn't for the wild success that OOT had, WW would probably not exist. I love WW, but I think this list is pretty spot on, in terms of pure impact these games had in the Zelda universe anyways.

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#14

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Hy8ogen
And if I didn't already have DKCR 3D, I'd be getting that, too. I may do what someone else on here said, which was to trade in my physical copy of DKCR 3D at Best Buy to get the $10 GC, get the reward through Club Nintendo and download DKCR 3D, and add the $10 GC towards the deal next week.

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#15

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@SethNintendo
The popular opinion here is simply that these rewards pale in comparison to past iterations. To me, the Club Nintendo rewards are 'bonuses' for buying Nintendo products, registering them, taking surveys, etc. That's all. At least how I view them. I just feel they used to have better bonuses. lol

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#17

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

List of platinum rewards:
2009 - Mario Hat
2010 - Super Mario Characters Figurine
2011 - Mario and Friends badge set
2012 - Platinum Mario Playing Cards OR Limited Edition Platinum Poster Set
2013 - Three-Poster Set OR The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Original Soundtrack
2014 - this

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#18

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Unca_Lz and @ACK
I think most people's complaints stems from what's been offered in the past compared to this year. At least that's my disappointment anyways. We usually have an expectation of something slightly cool, but these rewards are pretty lame in comparison. Not the end of the world by any means, but it's just surprising.

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#20

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@AVahne
At this rate, you may be right. Poor offerings (seemingly getting worse and worse) ---> negative response ---> pull the plug. And it's not to say that what Nintendo's plan from the beginning wasn't great with this program, but it's only obvious that it's slowing down. Just look at the offerings - they used to have upwards of 10 physical rewards, now there's only 5. Looks like I missed my opportunity to get the hanafuda cards...

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#21

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Free things are great, but if we stack the elite rewards against each other over the years, this one is a huge failure in comparison. If they want people to have the incentive to register software (buy software) in order to get cool exclusive rewards for loyalty, then they seriously dropped the ball here.
I wasn't able to achieve platinum last year sadly - really wish it was this year that that had happened. Cuz my choices are Earthbound or NES Remix...DKCR would have been the obvious choice, if I didn't just get it a few months ago. >__>

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#24

Spartacus3765 commented on Fresh Nintendo Wii U Patent Looks Like a Wii M...:

@MAN1AC
Ok, so I guess what I'm remembering is that it was just more catering to the casual market or something along with getting moderate review ratings. Rock Band was the only music game that drove my interest of that genre in that era.

I dunno, I'm noticing that Nintendo seems to be spreading themselves too thin in these last few years - not giving focus to games where there's the higher demands/interests. I understand the need to evolve and adjust to what the market reacts to in terms of console/software sales, along with staying unpredictable, but my goodness. They seem to be moving more towards being gimmicky than innovative lately. And I'm not talking about the Gamepad in any regard - I think that thing is awesome. But the NFC/toys thing, the vitality sensor, and whatever the heck this is -I'm not sure these will hold my interest, or others IMO. It's like they keep tossing up peripheral ideas, and seeing if they stick, instead of working on the killer software to, oh I don't know, utilize the dying Wii U and it's Gamepad?

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#25

Spartacus3765 commented on Fresh Nintendo Wii U Patent Looks Like a Wii M...:

How successful was Wii Music? I thought it was a big flop? With that assumption in mind, why is Nintendo going in this direction again? Seems like a wasted allocation of their time.

But, it could be good, I guess. I'm not holding my breath, though.

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#27

Spartacus3765 commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

I think a lot of people aren't understanding something here: the gamepad is tethered to Wii U. Nintendo would (and really should) update their interface so that you don't have to use the gamepad to sign in when you turn the system on. Until they do that, the gamepad HAS to come with the system.

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#29

Spartacus3765 commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

This thing has amazing potential. It's unfortunately under utilized at the moment. It'd be nice if they gave the interface a bit of an update, though. Folders, for example I think would be a very welcome addition - like they did with the 3DS.

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#30

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle C...:

@Rafie
Yeah I dunno. Someone commented on here earlier saying the package is going for $80 at the store, which is a $20 mark-up for what seems to be for only 2 things: a special outer box, and a plastic trophy. Sure, it'll be "rare" but NOA has exhausted my patience with things like this.

I happen to know a couple of people in NY who in theory could buy it for me and ship it, but I'm starting to wonder if it's worth all the hassle, especially at that price. If I could get it around town or on Amazon, sure. It just baffles me, cuz Nintendo puts out extraordinary software, but they're marketing team/distributors give them a bad name when they do idiotic things like this. A good reason why a lot of my friends have moved on from this company to other ways of gaming - and sometimes, I don't blame them.

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#31

Spartacus3765 commented on Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle C...:

@LittleIrves
If they held the same "limited amount" by only selling it in one store in London, then yeah, I wouldn't be upset that they'd be legitimately holding to the limited edition part about it. Albeit, I think it would still be messed up to cater to a specific location. But this is simply a region being stubborn about something a lot of people want, when another region (EU) won't have any problem getting.

I may just try to import it - which I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO.

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#39

Spartacus3765 commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Kicks of its Mario Kart...:

Very strange that you see them playing with Wii U pro controllers to play (making it a Wii U eshop game), yet no word of the game releasing in NA. Seriously don't fully understand this company sometimes.

EDIT: my mistake. It's not the Wii U pro controller.

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#41

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

Yeah...far too many babies. Not sure what that's all about. The only baby Nintendo characters that should exist should be from Yoshi's Island. And @yorumi, you better not be right about that whole DLC for common characters thing. That is a very dark path if Nintendo is choosing to do so.

The only DLC characters I'll accept are ones that are truly new to the scene. And like you just said - should probably come with tracks or something.

For the time being, though, I'm going to give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt and throw it out there that there's still unlockable characters in this game they're not going to tell us about. I mean, really, to me that was a good amount of the fun with these games - i.e. beat Star Cup on 150cc and unlock a new racer.

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#42

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

@Dizzard
I reeeeeally hope this is just the starting available racers. I personally think there's a good chance they're leaving 8-10 more racers unlockable. Think about it, the Mario Kart series has had unlockable characters dating back to Double Dash. I do have to agree, of all the characters, Pink Gold Peach is like the weirdest direction of a new racer I've ever seen.

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#43

Spartacus3765 commented on North American Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set B...:

This is cool, if you don't have a Wii U yet - if you don't have one yet, other than the slightly high price point (but you do get 2 games in the deal - don't forget that), this is the way to go. Really, really want the limited edition, Europe is getting which includes the Spike Shell trophy thing.

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#45

Spartacus3765 commented on Feature: All the Important Details From the Ma...:

I'd be completely shocked if this was the final roster, guys. They've had unlockable characters in every past iteration dating back to Double Dash!! I'm predicting another 8-10 still somewhere in the game.
Although he wasn't in the past portable games, Diddy Kong seems to be the one glaring and obvious missing character from this one...

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#49

Spartacus3765 commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

@Morph
My thoughts exactly. I swear, if they "focused" on this title and ended up pulling the plug on the Yarn Yoshi, someone needs to be fired. Nintendo clearly needed to step in on this one in a big way.