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Male, 35, France

Sun 20th January, 2008

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Vriess commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

When people start using gaming hardware for other things then it's intended purpose, the manufacturers take measures which affect the user experience for all consumers.

I check the eShop on my 3DS about twice a month and a lot of times I'm presented with a mandatory "stability" update and I find this annoying. So it's up to me to ignore it and pretend that it's not an issue? Hackers and modders should go play with rooted smartphones and PC's and leave gaming hardware alone.

Also, I think that most EULAs (which are legally binding) nowadays include sections covering "other use" and that manufacturers don't allow this. Consumers have to agree to these terms in order to start using the hardware. Hackers and modders are in breach of the EULA and thus it is illegal what they are doing. There, no more room for excuses.



Vriess commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (Europe):

Nothing for me this week, but I can't complain about the amount of releases this week. Looking good!

The certification process takes about 3-4 weeks and it's been about 3 weeks now. I think the game will be released before the end of the month.



Vriess commented on Nintendo Highlights 'Nindies' and Their Games ...:

Affordable Space Adventures, Shantae and maybe Costume Quest 2. The indies interest me more than the big titles that are still to appear this year.

Shovel Knight I already finished on the PC but I'll get it on the Wii U too. My daughters want to play that game so badly. I'm giving them all the retro love I can :)



Vriess commented on Hyrule Warriors Producer Would Love to Work Wi...:

Dear Nintendo Life. It is NOT fair to hold a contest for UK only readers to win Hyrule Warriors and getting everyone's hopes up because the whole world can read the same article. SHAME ON YOU NINTENDO LIFE!!

Posting this here because the commenting section underneath the contest article is CLOSED for NL members from other countries...yeah...that's nice...



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I actually think it's better to play SSB on the 2DS, because;
1. You don't need the 3D effect to enjoy this game
2. The d-pad is better (quicker and more accurate) for fighting games.
3. The d-pad is much better positioned on the 2DS than on the 3DS.

You have a 2DS! Good for you :)



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

With a huge install base that is already out there? Nonsense. It's not like everybody that is going to buy SSB, also is going to buy a new 3DS especially for it, just because it's more durable. Also, Nintendo designing hardware that they know that is not going to last? They are not that evil nor that stupid!



Vriess commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

I don't understand how people can play fighting games with an analog stick or circle pad anyway. It isn't accurate at all, and too slow.
And what about the hinges? With such frantic gameplay, I think that those will get a hard time too.



Vriess commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):


I understand your argument, but the complaint about too little VC titles is a long standing one. Nintendo has surely heard it, yet ignores it or fails to comment about it. It's a source of frustration for us retro gamers that has been building for years many years now. When the Wii came out in 2006 we were treated to multiple great VC titles a month. Over the years there was a decline in released titles, and now we can't even play most of the VC titles that were released for the Wii on the Wii U!! We have to make due with about 10 bad, or mediocre VC titles for each good one, and maybe only once every couple of months. The retro gamers want to buy the games but there aren't hardly any. And then there are people who frown upon people who use emulators and roms...really... The 25 yo + gamers want to buy play the games that they grew up with! Nintendo owes us that much!



Vriess commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

Mow the lawn, wash the dishes for a week, paint the house, fix the kitchen sink, wine + dine, buy her a nice dress (know her size and don't screw up!!), foot rubs, keep the kids calm, try to be nice to her mom, really listen to her when she asks you to...want me to go on? It will work though ;)



Vriess commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Yes...sure... By all means Activision! Bring shovelware to the Wii U! And then, when it doesn't sell at all, complain that the Wii U isn't a viable platform to produce for. Nintendo should fend off shovelware.



Vriess commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

The argument against downloading ROMs would be a quite a bit stronger if Nintendo released a lot more VC games, but since they don't... I would prefer to buy Bayou Billy and Solar Jetman, Goonies 2, Kung Fu, Gremlins 2 etc. on the Wii U, but since I can't ...



Vriess commented on Video: Ghirahim Looks Creepy and Deadly in Hyr...:

I want to want to this game because I love the Zelda series, but I just can't get excited about it. It's just not my genre. I would be bored to death within 5 minutes. I am glad for the people who do want this game though. It is good to see something new being done with a big Nintendo franchise.



Vriess commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

They're going from "no way in hell" to "if there is a hell, then there may be a way". Not much difference to me...

Sega and other older publishers should have their butts kicked for not releasing more VC games!! How many resources would it take to port an old game to the Wii U? Ok, I think that most VC games don't generate that much revenue, but I am sure that the costs of porting them over can be covered and that companies should see it as fan service and a form of marketing. The old games need to be kept fresh for us old school gamers AND for the younger generations. My kids love the NES, SNES and Mega Drive games, but that's thanks to me and not thanks to Sega...



Vriess commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Twilight Princess! The gameplay, mood, graphics, music, length...all great! Story wise...there are a lot of loop holes, but the rest of the game makes up for that. Ocarina of Time 3D is a close second.



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

I twittered Yachtclub Games and they say that they don't have a date for the EU version yet. I can imagine that the game needs translation into French, Spanish, Italien and German and then the game has to pass through PEGI and Nintendo validation again... Like Yachtclub Games couldn't have done that earlier...