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Fri 7th Oct 2011

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Wanderhope commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

I have Gamer's Club Unlocked (20% off all games) which stacks with deals like this so essentially I can get Bravely Default and Kirby for $32... that is insane.

I need extra controllers too, so now may be the time to go on a ill-advised spending spree.



Wanderhope commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Emblem: Ooo let me know how Age of Wonders is - sounds like we have similar taste in games.

I finally picked up Skyrim on PC - used to play it on 360 but sold the 360 - so I'll be playing that in between solving puzzles in Layton 6 and getting my butt handed to me in DKC: Tropical Freeze.



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (North America):

Come on, guys, Professor Layton's the best. Miracle Mask is my 3rd most played 3DS game, behind only Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing.

Your indifference to this amazing THERE'S puzzle worth solving.



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Download: 21st November (North America):

It's D-Day.

Torn between 3D World, A Link Between Worlds (most likely the former), or waiting until I finish Wind Waker HD and Pokemon X before getting either.

3D Mario games may be my favorite type of game, period, so I'm not sure how long I can hold out.



Wanderhope commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games To Play This ...:

Will probably pop into Animal Crossing to pass out candy at some point, when I'm not reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

This also tempts me to put down Pokemon X long enough to play a bit of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon...



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Download: 26th September (North America):

Oof. Would love to get Rune Factory if it wasn't sandwiched in the busiest release year ever. Still trying to finish SMTIV and Dream Team before I get Pokemon and A Link Between Worlds. Trying not to buy another game until I finish those two! Surely, I will fail...



Wanderhope commented on Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: ...:

WAIT WAIT WAIT. The Wonderful 101 and Wind Waker HD release digitally within 5 days of each other. And NOW A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World release the same day? I'm torn between rampant joy and dread for my money/free time...



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Download: 8th August (North America):

Waiting on DuckTales and iffy on Dream Team after reading Jeremy Parish's review of the game. Too many games this fall, have to be picky.

Honestly, I'm most likely to get Spin the Bottle because it looks like good old fashioned family fun madness.



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo of America Offers Free Wii U eShop Cr...:

I love how anti-digital peeps love to forget about the disadvantages of physical when trying to justify their decision with "good luck when your system breaks" and "have fun talking to customer service to get your games back." Like I can say "good luck when your disc is scratched and you can't play" or "good luck when you lose your game," etc. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so let's not pretend. For me, I prefer digital because the pros outweigh the cons and the chances of my Wii U spontaneously combusting are far less than my kids losing or scratching one of our $60 games. And, even if your Wii U breaks, you can get your games back - even if it is currently a broken and annoying system. It'll get better, especially if we support it.



Wanderhope commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Lineup Makes C...:

Great article and points. That is what struck me yesterday, the "wow, this is the exact same Mario-Mario Kart 1-2 punch that 3DS got 2 years ago!" As a father with three kids and someone who sold games during the Wii years, I can tell you that the Sonic and Donkey Kong games sold like hotcakes to families. So did Wii Party/Fit. Perhaps even more so than Mario and Mario Kart. This is the perfect lineup to get mainstream families buying Wii Us. I literally watched Nintendo's E3 trailers with my kids last night for like an hour ... it was all stuff that we could all enjoy.



Wanderhope commented on Feature: The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up:

On a lighter note, I was pleasantly surprised with what they showed of Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 ... and after 7 I really wasn't interested in the next Mario Kart. And Wind Waker HD practically stopped my heart. And SMASH BROTHERS. God I loved it all.



Wanderhope commented on Feature: The Big E3 Nintendo Direct Round-up:

People's reactions never cease to baffle me. There were little to no surprises because they have been giving us Nintendo Directs every month. Derp. Just imagine if everything they showed today was the first time they ever mentioned any of it, and they could have thrown in that Earthbound was coming for the first time, etc - people would be losing their minds with excitement.

They practically laid out what they were going to show us ahead of time and they delivered. It seems like people's minds cannot rationalize that and demand an avalanche of new information and reveals to actually be able to process reality. Sad.



Wanderhope commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Sum...:

Here I was thinking I might pick up a PS3 this year, but it looks like I won't even have the time or money for the Wii U lineup! If these dates come true, I don't think Nintendo's ever released so many must-buy games for me in such a short timeframe (WWHD, Pikmin 3, Mario 3D, Mario Kart). I'm even interested in a few of the third party games, which is quite the feat.



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd May (North America):

Kirby is quickly becoming my favorite franchise so it looks like I may be a shade poorer this week...

Someone let us know if the buy 2 get 1 free deal still works if you get a transfer discount on one or two of the titles!



Wanderhope commented on Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Pres...:

Game & Wario, Mario & Sonic looked surprisingly perfect for my little family. Pikmin 3 just looks more and more amazing every time I see it. Wonderful 101 looks like a must buy as well (though not from today's Direct). Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart, Mario... What lack of games? My wallet is ailing. In Wii's first year, I bought TWO games total. This year I will likely buy at least seven.



Wanderhope commented on Talking Point: DLC's Increasingly Important Ro...:

I must say I love Nintendo's approach to DLC so far. Their DLC content so far is just extra juicy bits for players who cannot get enough of the main product. Both NSMB2 and Fire Emblem: Awakening have DLC that is both (1) substantial enough to justify extra money and (2) completely optional. Unfortunately, I just don't care enough about the third party games that support DLC, but I want the Wii U to be successful so I hope they bring the goods!



Wanderhope commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:

100% digital. I lost my lust for clutter long ago. The less I have clogging up the veins of my house, the better.

Also, I have 3 kids under the age of 5. Discs break all the time, no matter what precautions are in place.

I would consider physical for games that aren't up my alley or I'm not sure I'll like for reselling - but I've been far too busy to waste time and money on chances.

I do sometimes miss using gasoline to go to a store, get annoyed by the clerks, refuse their special offers, for the honor of holding plastic. But it's more nostalgic than practical for me at this juncture.

Also, download times for large retail games are a non issue. Start at midnight, go to bed. Lord...



Wanderhope commented on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Taking A Bite Out Of...:

I will either get the Wii U version, the 3DS version, both, or perhaps neither. It's a crowded few months for my gaming budget and time so we'll have to see how things shake out. I may end up getting on Wii U just because I won't have any console games to play come March and I have eShop credit burning a hole in my wallet. Heart of the Swarm, Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, and this in the span of a month - this is just cruel.



Wanderhope commented on The Big Wii U Survey:

Has there been a console with more subtle nuances than the Wii U? I had so many reservations about a system that is difficult to convey even to core Nintendo fans, but I have been pleasantly surprised by most everything. Off-tv gameplay for nearly every game is just fantastic. I managed to recycle two laptop hard drives I had lying around with an enclosure to use as Wii U storage - and the process took mere seconds. The UI can be slow in places, but I love the layout, and Miiverse cannot be understated - its mix of twitter, Swapnote, and constant Superguide has me coming back to it daily. And the asymmetrical gameplay allows me to play Nintendo Land easily with my 4 year-old and 2 year-old - there is always something to do that they can handle. And the universal remote on the thing is TOP NOTCH and turned something I was "meh" about into an essential feature. It's no wonder Wii U is confusing, but my God, I love the thing. The launch lineup variety has also really impressed me. I usually get 1-2 games for a system at launch that have to last several months before anything else I like comes out - right now I have 5 Wii U games and I've only owned the system for a month.



Wanderhope commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2013:

Been waiting for Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, and Animal Crossing for what seems like forever, so all of those three. And I know I want a Monster Hunter game but I am not sure which one to get first to see if I like it, 3DS or Wii U. I think I'm leaning to 3DS just because it's cheaper and portable. TOO MANY GAMES.



Wanderhope commented on Don't Worry, North American Club Nintendo Issu...:

It was just yesterday I emailed customer support because I have been having trouble getting coins for the past few weeks. It hit a breaking point this week when I couldn't get coins for the brand new 3DS XL and Wii U I bought on the same day. The only issue I have with their apology is that there was a game or two where I simply didn't fill out the survey because I wasn't getting coins. Now they are expired and so apparently will never get coins for them. Oh well, I'm sitting on a treasure trove of them anyway...