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spizzamarozzi

Male, 32, Italy

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#3

spizzamarozzi commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

He might have a point - it wouldn't be the first example of game "misunderstood" by the press - from Giga Wing to Wonderful 101. I haven't played the game so it could be anything - it could be journalists being a collective of hacks, who knows.
But just as the press has the right to say everything they want about the game, the person who actually made it at least has a shot at defending his product if he thinks it's been misunderstood.

@Damo I'm not too fond of the way you're trying to convince people that you are right and Itagaki is wrong. I mean, this is something entirely between Itagaki and the press, and we (the general audience) haven't played the game, so can't really side with any of the two factions. You seem to be taking it too personally - as Itagaki is...

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#6

spizzamarozzi commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

I still can't believe how many people think indies are not worth their time and money. This is absolutely false. Stuff like Cave Story, Stealth Inc., Shovel Knight, Guacamelee etc is miles better than most games you end up paying 60 bucks.
Taking risks doesn't mean you have to get every stupid 2 dollar puzzle game that gets released. Guess it means being open minded towards gaming experiences that you might not be entirely familiar with.
And yet when given the choice, the average Nintendo fan seems to stick with the 20 years old overpriced .rom he already knows inside out, or with the overrated piece of plastic that does absolutely nothing but sits on the shelf and looks pretty.

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#7

spizzamarozzi commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

I understand people's criticism - sometimes buying stuff from the eShop is risky, and although I do my researches well, I bought many games I wouldn't buy again, even at a sale.
On the other hand when you see the charts and notice that stuff like Paper Mario, Super Mario 64, Super Mario World, A Link to the Past etc outsells every single indie game on the console you ask yourself "Aren't people supposed to have these games already?!". How many times can you buy SMW in a lifetime?!
So yeah, buying from the eShop is risky but I'd rather take the risk on something new than spend 8 bucks on the same game I've been playing for 20 years.

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#9

spizzamarozzi commented on More Club Nintendo Goodies Coming To The Europ...:

That's pretty mean from Nintendo. First they push you to spend all your stars on digital games because "OMG Club Nintendo is closing hurry up!!!" and then they come out with the best stuff they have put out in years. Anyway, these things are probably going to sell out in a matter of hours and pop up on ebay the very same day. Like for amiibo, there's people who have turned Club Nintendo into a private business.

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#10

spizzamarozzi commented on Nintendo Ditches Plans To Create New Hardware ...:

I don't think the problem has ever been manufacturing in China - the WiiU was actually manufactured in China by Foxconn. I guess the problem is that people in China have an extremely low personal income, and so there's no point in releasing a $300 console if only the elite can afford it.
Sometimes we don't realize how lucky we are.

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#11

spizzamarozzi commented on Nintendo Download: 14th May (Europe):

It looks like developers have started understanding that first weel discounts are a good way to sell more! Gonna get Nihilumbra because I like to support european developers. And probably Wooden Sen'SeY - I know it's not going to be awesome but I can't say no to a 70% discount.

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#13

spizzamarozzi commented on GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintend...:

The scalper phenomenon is very limited here in Italy, especially when it comes to expensive stuff - we don't have "that" many collectors willing to pay double the price for a system. I have seen SOME people trying to sell those things for €350 but they're still unsold - this is not America.
I don't know who's to blame for the supply shortage, but one store manager in a GameStop told me they had "just enough copies for us staff members", implying that a) they really had a handful of copies for pre-order and b) that doesn't matter if you stand in the queue for hours, people who work at GameStop will always be one step ahead of you (reason enough for GameStop to hire people who don't care much about games).
I'm not going to get a New 3DS as my Old 3DS still works like a charm, and for that price I can get Yoshi's Yarn + Kirby Rainbow + Codename Steam + Majora's Mask + Monster Hunter 4

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#14

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

@StarDust4Ever oh nice, you've been to Rome? That's where I am from. We have a love/hate relationship with the city because, as expected, it's wonderful but it's not really practical to live in, as it can be a bloody open air museum. Anyway, I spent quite some time in the US - actually had a small job in NH and then went to WV when I got a car. Lovely country, and the people are incredibly kind. Fell in love with cornbread but haven't been able to duplicate it yet. I hope I can return soon as I still have many places I'd like to explore.

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#15

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

I have to mention this: very few people cared about Amiibo in Italy when the first wave came out - at least in my region. I clearly remember my local GameStop having multiple packages of the Villager sitting on the shelf for a good while, unsold.
It was only when people noticed that the americans were going crazy for them, that they started going crazy too. Apparently it happened overnight. It's a domino effect that really has no sense.
I honestly don't see the appeal. This goes in my "I don't get it list" among things such as american football, beer, Metallica and throwing a fresbee back and forth for hours.

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#17

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

@Bloodix a better question would be, why did you release your game? I haven't played your game (not released in EU and not interested) but from the NL review is clear you still have to practice and make a lot of games before you make one that is worthwhile.
So what's your reason for releasing something that you know (unless you're not all there in the head) is going to be bad or bland at best? And for 3 bucks, one dollar more than perfectly good games like Edge, Rush, Toki Tori, Tappingo or Gunman Clive!! Was that a surprise to you that people complained?!

Guys the world is not your oyster and you just can't make stuff and put a pricetag on it regardless of quality and without being aware of the fact that you're going to compete with people who are far better than you at the moment. The fact that you have made a game doesn't mean you have to sell it. I wish you people the best of luck but one thing is developing for fun and friends and another thing is doing it for real.

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#18

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

@Airola your view is very romantic. These people have no vision - they want the money and want to have the kind of exposure that websites such as this are giving them. There's no vision in making a clone of a clone or in making crap versions of the usual puzzle game, runner game or maze game and stick a 2$ pricetag on it hoping someone will fall for the scam.

These guys aren't breaking any rules - they are following the #1 rule too well: they know that if their crap game is sold for 2$ it will generate more interest than a legit game priced 10$. The are not showing the middle finger to the "gaming elite", they are showing it to the general audience, because they think we're so stupid that we're going to pay 2 bucks for a game someone has done in a weekend, as opposed to paying 6 bucks for a game that took one year.

If these people really loved the craft and want to get good at making games, they could make flash games and release them for free on the internet, where you potentially have billions of players, but zero income. Instead, they do it on WiiU and for a price.

@ThomasBW84 fair enough.

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#19

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

@Airola yeah but punk had a meaning behind its primitive approach to playing, like breaking the rules and stuff - punk was original...this guy's stuff is hardly Anarchy in the UK.

Paying for this guy's games is like paying to watch somebody kick the ball against the garage door. Practice stuff, you know

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#20

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

This interview shows what's wrong with most people in the indie scene. This guy has basically entered the business with zero experience and is selling his first attempts at making videogames. By comparison, it's like buying a record of someone who has just learnt two chords on a guitar.
You should just make games for yourself and the people around you until you have enough experience to release something worthwhile instead of infecting the eshop with your "rehearsal tapes".
And seriously, NintendoLife, if you needed stuff just to fill the blank pages you should have interviewed that guy in the DK costume instead of giving attention to people who are clearly hurting the console.

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#21

spizzamarozzi commented on Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (...:

@Bass_X0 I understand their reply but still makes little sense. The translation in my language (italian) was perfectly functional and needed little to no improvement. I guess the german, spanish and french translations were just as good. The only one needing polish and lacking finesse was actually the american translation , which I think it's also the one used on the UK version.
I understand they might have streamlined some of the dialogues, so cutting and pasting a translation from an older version would be impossible, but this is a text game, so it's kinda silly to hear they say that "working on multilanguage text wasn't our priority in our text-based game".
I know it's hard to sympathize with people like me complaining for lack of F.I.G.S. because english is everybody's second language nowdays, but you know, what would britons do if these games were French only?

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#22

spizzamarozzi commented on Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (...:

What every review seems to fail to mention is that the three DS games were translated in all the main european languages (F.I.G.S.), but the trilogy is english only. Considering that the translations do exist and the nature of the game is 100% text, this is unacceptable. Classic Capcom - giving you a fiver with one and and taking back a tenner with the other.

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#25

spizzamarozzi commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

NintendoLife's scores are getting so predictable. I wonder why you have delayed the score - we know you weren't going to give this game an 8, and no matter how functional the online would have been, you weren't going to give this game a 10. So...

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#26

spizzamarozzi commented on Video: What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-...:

My local game shop sold out the 1st print edition ten minutes before I walked into the store, so I had to settle for the regular 2-games-in-1 edition. I must say, it doesn't look like I'm missing much - a cardboard box and a pamphlet with some art drawings (calling that a "book" would be very generous!!).

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#27

spizzamarozzi commented on Feature: Ari Pulkkinen's Quest to Turn the Vol...:

What the videogame industry needs now in the music compartment is to get rid of some cliches and start employing musicians who have experience in live music rather than a piece of paper at Berkeley. We certainly don't need more "My Heart Will Go On" and other kind of muzak to appeal to the masses.

The idea of having big "mainstream theme tunes" in videogames is totally a money-driven concept. There is absolutely no respect for the art in his words. What he means is "let's put cheap pop tunes in videogames, so we can sell the music as an individual product".

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#28

spizzamarozzi commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

I usually don't watch Youtube gamers, but a great guy I knew named Andy showed me Lydia's video years ago when she started her channel. I hope she becomes a regular contributor here because she's very competent!!

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#29

spizzamarozzi commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

So all these extra months of developement and the only exclusive feature WiiU gets is the interactive map - the bare minimum?! I thought the hacking concept would have gone hand in hand with the GamePad, but apparently UBI couldn't be bothered. Oh well, at least now they have enough clues to understand why they don't sell on Nintendo machines.

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#30

spizzamarozzi commented on SPIKEY WALLS is Flapping Its Way Onto the eSho...:

This is an insult to all the good eShop stuff priced 1.99 - Edge, Rush, Toki Tori et al.
And where's the humour anyway? Humour is when you blatantly take something from somewhere else and twist it until it's your own. This is just a rip off of another doggeyoopsiepoopiepoodley game.
Hope this stays in America.

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#31

spizzamarozzi commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I think it was a mistake from UBI to publish an Assassin's Creed as random as the third one for an audience that has probably never experienced the first two. I think it would have been a lot wiser to publish the first three AC in a bundle instead of just the third and the fourth, so people could play the serie from the start and they didn't feel like they were missing anything.

Watch_Dogs is going to suffer aswell because it's been out for a while and most of WiiU owners now know it's not that great.

So it seems UBI is testing us by throwing incredibly unfair challenges like "Buy a game you already know is not as good as you thought!" or "Get hyped for a serie starting from the middle chapter!".

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#36

spizzamarozzi commented on Shovel Knight Sales Numbers Revealed by Yacht ...:

I like how this company keeps fans updated - well deserved achievement. And, if I'm not mistaken, Steam releases worldwide, while the WiiU and 3DS versions of Shovel Knight have been out only in the US - this means that if the game was launched in Europe at the same time, the WiiU and 3DS numbers would have destroyed the PC numbers, and a game selling more on WiiU than on Steam is practically unheard of at this point in time.

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#37

spizzamarozzi commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

Ages ago I predicted a drop in sales for general portable gaming this generation and I believe we're heading towards that. It's going to be impossible, for 3DS, to repeat the great sales of DS, which was helped a lot by piracy and by a lineup of softwares that went beyond the gaming world (literature books, cookbooks, music making tools, language learning softwares etc etc). Forty-four million units is a very good results anyway (I think most of the people with a strong interest in videogames got a 3DS by now...), but I don't see this number growing by 12 millions by the end of the year unless they don't start bringing the non-gamers in.

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#38

spizzamarozzi commented on Ace Attorney Trilogy Will Boast Visual and Dia...:

Is Capcom going to release a text-based game in Europe again without a French, Italian, German, Spanish translation?! My english is decent enough to understand and enjoy the game, but if Capcom wants to get away with not translating their full priced text based games again, then we (the audience) are doing something wrong.

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#39

spizzamarozzi commented on 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football C...:

I thought it made more sense to discunt it when football fever will strike for Champion League final and the World Cup. However, it was a day-1 purchase for me all along, so I'm happy I can get it with a discount (full price seems a bit too dear in my opinion).

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#41

spizzamarozzi commented on Shovel Knight Release Pushed Back "A Few Weeks":

I don't mind waiting more to get a better product, but delays and vague release dates are becoming the standard in the indie game industry. Not good. Also, I hope this game is still a WiiU/3DS/PC exclusive - that "all platforms" scares me.

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#42

spizzamarozzi commented on Nintendo Download: 13th March (Europe):

That's the fourth week in a row without a proper WiiU indie release - that's rather sad. I wonder what has happened to all the games scheduled to be released Q1 (1.001 Spikes, Citizen of Earth, Pier Solar HD etc) now that the quarter is nearly gone. Anyway, gonna get Dr. Luigi, more for the discount than for actual interest in the game.