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Male, 36, France

Sun 20th Jan 2008

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Vriess commented on Quality Of Life Device Not Fit To Be Sold As "...:

They won't say they'll abandon it completely, but just out of respect for Iwata, and I think that is certainly commendable. Still, I think it's a good thing to drop the R&D in QoL products entirely. QoL products would probably cater only a niche market so I just don't see it being a feasible for Nintendo to create an entire product line. They should concentrate on games 100% (and 1000% on the NX!).

How many people here are really interested in QoL products? Do you think you really need an electronic device to analyze your sleeping patterns and suggest you what to do to improve it? In my opinion most people already know what to do to improve their sleep but they just lack the motivation and/or means to implement those improvements.



Vriess commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

Nintendo's marketing strategy is a mess imo...

At release, I thought about getting the New 3DS for the better 3D viewing angles. I decided that it wasn't enough to dish out the cash for however. If it had more good exclusive games for it, then I would have bought it. Now I'm waiting to see what the mobile component of the NX is gonna be. If it supports 3DS games, than I'm certainly not going to buy a New 3DS anymore. If it doesn't than prices for the New 3DS will come down I think. Maybe then. We'll see.



Vriess commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! Has Been Approved for...:

Physical releases cost more to produce and distribute because the game needs to be printed and each step in the supply chain need it's margin. For publishers there is far less financial incentive to release a physical version of a game, especially when they don't expect to sell many copies. Why some publishers do anyway, is a mystery to me. Fan service maybe?



Vriess commented on Nintendo NX Doesn't Need To Compete With PlayS...:

I don't like analyst! It's is a miracle how they stay employed because their predictions rarely seem to come true.

As for the NX, I just hope that it doesn't have a gimmicky controller and that there will be more games to play for it.



Vriess commented on Video: Reggie Fils-Aime Busts Some Moves and D...:

I love Nintendo, but I begin to more and more dislike the games they make. I really don't understand what people see in these flashy kiddy games...

Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh started this whole nonsense and a whole slew of childish competitive cartoon animal/monster games sprang forth from it. 90% of new games are all marketed towards children and families. The focus is now on Amiibo and 3rd party toys like Skylanders and Disney Infiniti....

I'm not asking for "hardcore" games, but where are the games that put up a real challenge and that appeal to a more grown up audience? Why aren't there hardly any platformers, shooters and fighting games anymore? I have 6 Wii U games and about 10 for the 3DS. I'm still waiting for Zelda U but that's it!

I still love Nintendo but I am just deeply disappointed!!



Vriess commented on Poll: Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U E...:

I have played Minecraft on the PC for a couple of years. Kind of stopped a year ago. My daughters badly wanted it for the Wii U, but not anymore.

The game could have helped to push the Wii U at launch. Now all I see is a missed opportunity and a too high price.



Vriess commented on Review: Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique ...:

Wow! The reviews are actually positive. I mistook this for shovel ware. My two daughter downloaded the demo this afternoon and they're totally smitten by it. Their birthdays are next up week. Gonna order 2 copies straight away!



Vriess commented on Hardware Review: 8bitdo SNES30 And SFC30 Bluet...:

I got one a couple of weeks ago and it feels almost exactly like the original. The shoulder buttons have a little share edge to them. It's not very noticeable when playing games, but still. I got it for the PC and it works perfectly with a Belkin USB Bleutooth dongle. I only wishes that 8Bitdo had supplied key mapper software with it. I wanted to play Super Meat Boy and it works, but it won't allow me to change the button config. Too bad.



Vriess commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

Taking a bit of Sony's marker share...with the already 27.5 million PS4's sold world wide and the momentum that it has? I don't think so. Microsoft's market share maybe, but I doubt it too because Xbox gamers are fiercely loyal. For them it's Xbox or bust.



Vriess commented on Editorial: Linkle May be a Clunky Introduction...:

Linkle is going for a tinkel...
Seriously! Who comes up with these names!? And can't we please stop with the political correctness in gaming? For me, it's really killing the fun.
If there is really a need for a female Hylian protagonist, than create a new one and don't chop off Link's dingly-dangly-diddly-ding-dong!



Vriess commented on The Game Awards Will Take Place on 3rd December:

Last year's show was alright. Still a few awkward moments, but a whooooole lot better then the 2013 show and ones before.... :S

I expecting Mario Maker to be this year's the best Wii U game. Best 3DS game for me was Majora's Mask 3D. I'm saving myself a lot of disappointment by NOT expecting any Zelda U related news or announcements.

Either The Witcher III or Fallout 4 is going to be GOTY. A lot of people will say that it's too soon to say for FO4 but expected glitches and console version difficulties aside, that game is going to be awesome.

Best developer/publisher should definately be Projekt Red. They were the super productive in terms of patches and expansions for The Witcher III and their customer friendliness was absolutely fantastic.



Vriess commented on Video: A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough ...:

I was furiously hoping for a new Wave Race on the Wii and again for the Wii U. Man....I loved the N64 version to death! The GC version was nice too. But I glad that a version with motion controls was never made!



Vriess commented on EA Will Evaluate "Any And All Opportunities" W...:

Don't get your hopes up. Depending on NX's final specs, we'll probably only see cheap ports of games already released for the other consoles and PC a couple of years ago.

Apart from the Mass Effect series, there are very little EA games that I like anyway. I wouldn't cry over the absence of EA NX games.



Vriess commented on The NES is Now 30 Years Old:

Congrats Nintendo I got my NES in 1987 and it changed my life forever!

Let's not forget that although 30 years seems very very long, and it is, but Nintendo exists since 1889. That's 126 years...crazy huh!



Vriess commented on Lottie amiibo Will Be Exclusive to Best Buy in...:

Money of course.
I don't even think that retailers that get to sell the exclusive items turn a real profit on them. It's like Amazon selling products at cost price or below cost price even. They think in bulk and long term. They think; "A costumer that buys here because of our low prices is likely to buy more items at a time and will return more often". From a business perspective it's very smart but the consumer hardly really profits in terms of savings. The psychological effect on the consumer is worse however. Mean even. Most of us know the nagging feeling that we're missing out on stuff because multiple retailers have exclusive items and we feel that we want them all to get the "complete experience". Yes, it's compulsory and not healthy, but retailers know this and they exploit it.



Vriess commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

I've started putting aside €30 per month since last July. If it comes out in November next year, I'll have enough dough for the console and a couple of games.

But Nintendo had better learned form their Wii and Wii U mistakes !! I want 3rd party exclusives too this time.