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Aw, bummer.

I passed on the games because I already have A Link Between Worlds so I'd only be getting a game I didn't really want just to get another game I didn't really want. I bought a Wii U Pro Controller on Sunday. I had to buy and price match it at Toys R Us because Best Buy was sold out.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:46:28 AM »
I'm not surprised by the sales of Wii Sports club considering how long the individual games have been on sale on the eshop, the state of consoles in Japan, and at its core, it's still an 8 year old game. I will probably pick up a physical copy at some point.

TalkBack / Re: Wii U Gets an Update and System Transfer Option
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:18:07 AM »
If it included an internal hard disc drive (or at least an empty bay) and the GameCube controller ports, I'd consider buying that model. Also, if it played GameCube discs, I would definitely buy that model... Even if I was forced to do so in Wii Mode.

TalkBack / Re: Wii U Gets an Update and System Transfer Option
« on: July 22, 2014, 05:56:41 AM »
Hmm, I wonder if the system transfer is in preparation for a new model with more internal memory.

Enabling any Wii U controller to navigate the eshop is interesting. No, I don't think Nintendo will release a GamePad-less Wii U set. I think it's more out of convenience than anything. Unless a game requires the GamePad, I always use the Pro Controller.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:52:19 PM »
Not sure when they posted this on the Super Smash Bros. website, but here's some detailed info on character creation and custom moves. The most interesting bit to me is this pic:

I wonder if it checks to see which hats you earned in Streetpass Mii Plaza. I have so many hats!

I just bought my new TV on Friday. I'm so ready to suck at this game!

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 20, 2014, 07:35:49 PM »
Also, running out of videos doesn't necessarily mean running out of newcomers. Sakurai could keep a few new characters a secret until the game launches and just not have videos for them because the game is out.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:15:53 AM »
49 is still a ridiculously large roster for a fighting game. Of course, I still want more, but I'm also far more impressed by the newcomers here than in Brawl. Sakurai also went back and fixed Zero Suit Samus as well as attempted to make Bowser more than a for-shits-and-giggles character.

If we're still going with the Gamatsu leak even after Chrom was (literally) kicked to the ground, I would like to see at least 53 total characters because I think the Zelda series should get a legitimate newcomer. Toon Link (justifiably) replaced Young Link, but they didn't take advantage of what makes him unique from regular Link. Also, I'm not entirely convinced that Snake doesn't return. We're dealing with two of the biggest trolls in the industry. Sakurai has been silent on the subject of Snake and Kojima says he's not involved. Does he have to? More importantly, can we trust him?

By my count, take Brawl's roster minus Ivysaur and Squirtle, that's 37. Plus Mewtwo (just having some fun), that's 38. So far, Wii U/3DS have 11 newcomers (or 13 if Mii Fighter get a separate box for each type), that's 49. If there are more newcomers left, additional spots are needed and four more newcomers isn't too hard to imagine. This is also assuming the game has an even grid as Melee did not.

Something to keep in mind: Melee had 14 newcomers, Brawl had 18 newcomers. If Wii U/3DS only gets two more newcomers, that will be the fewest amount of additions in the series. I understand that the larger the roster the more difficult balancing becomes. I'm just mentioning this for discussion's sake. I wonder how many more newcomers Sakurai could reasonably include.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Official Club Nintendo Thread
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:14:02 PM »
Have coins started expiring? I know they used to (because I totally let some coins expire a few years ago), but I thought they stopped doing that. It makes sense for them not to expire since Nintendo offers monthly downloads of Virtual Console games. Since they're free, I'm more likely to download games now.

Never played the series, but I still hope it's brought over. Fatal Frame: Dark-Haired Girl Gets Camera, Sees Ghosts could be one of those elusive actually-uses-the-GamePad-effectively games. We're still pretty early in the Wii U's life (unless you're one of those people who weirdly and incorrectly thinks the console will be in bargain bins by year's end); it could use as many original, exclusive titles niche or otherwise.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: nes remix 1 and 2
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:16:43 PM »
Nintendo took their time announcing the retail release of Wii Sports Club so the same thing could happen here though Wii Sports Club casts a wider net than NES Remix. I wouldn't count it out, but I wouldn't hold my breath either.

I like the way Sakurai has been unveiling newcomers (sometimes sprinkling in returning characters like Captain Falcon and possibly Mr. Game and Watch) so I'd strongly prefer he be left to do it his way.

That is... unless this is his way and this is all part of Sakurai's master troll plan and he convinced CoroCoro to publish a fake list before he blows everyone's faces straight off with a mega-reveal trailer right before launch.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:31:31 AM »
A. I think there's a distinct difference between wanting and hoping for a third option and the "This is bullshit" attitude most people seem to have. I'm not including you in that lot. Of course, I would like more options, but I still appreciate the gesture. While not a 1:1 comparison, I got Pikmin 3 for free with Mario Kart 8. I didn't even really want the game and would have bought Mario Kart 8 anyway. **** it, I downloaded it anyway because why not? I didn't have to spend money on it and I get to play it.

B. Well, Nintendo didn't promise a gourmet meal. "Members-only benefits" still applies. Not having to pay money for a download is one of the benefits. I suppose, as you've said many times, "manage your expectations." Nintendo has been offering fewer physical rewards over the years. I'm not especially surprised it's download-only now. Would it be nice if all the prizes were fucking fantastic? Of course, but let's not pretend that we're not getting something for our participation just because it isn't better than we expected.

I like getting free stuff. I'll take it.

It would be nice if the people who already have all the downloads could contact Nintendo to work something out.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:42:30 AM »
I have mixed feelings about this. I never felt like the physical rewards were terribly special, but I have used the playing cards, and all the other items make for a good display on my shelf and such. I can get these games anytime, but that stuff was exclusive.
I understand this sentiment. It's just disappointing seeing how many people are turning their nose up to something like this. Since the alternative was nothing, I'll keep taking these rewards as long as Nintendo keeps offering them.
A.) That's blatantly untrue.  Before Club Nintendo opened in America, Americans were complaining about the lack of a rewards program on par with Japan's.
B.) Last year, Nintendo offered a selection of physical or digital rewards.  Sure, there were complaints about the choices - but I feel there was a lot less backlash last year than this.
A. How so? I was referring to the time before there was any rewards program anywhere. If there was never a rewards program, no one would be the wiser.
B. The point is that there always was and always will be backlash. Nintendo can't please everyone. They offer a rewards program no other video game company offers and people can't appreciate for what it is.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:12:12 AM »
I love it when people say "you get if for free, what are you complaining about" but we actually work to earn these "rewards".
Calling product registration and survey participation "work" is absurd. You sit at a computer for a couple minutes and you don't even need to fill in the answers correctly if you can't be bothered to do so. I'm having a really hard time believing that the surveys are greatly affecting marketing budgets. I'm sure Nintendo looks at the results, but you're giving consumers way more credit than they deserve for this.

Honestly, I'm surprised and a little baffled that you still rush to register games at the deadline. Why are you doing this to yourself if you've been so disappointed? All this for not getting some trinket that you might glance at on your shelf once in a blue moon. Sure, fine.
The disappointment comes from knowing that Nintendo could do better though, even if sticking with purely digital rewards.
Where do they draw the line? Every year, regardless of the reward, someone somewhere is going to act like an entitled cry baby about what they didn't get. Ultimately, this is one of those no-win situations for Nintendo. This wasn't a problem when there was no Club Nintendo. Once Nintendo started offering rewards, people started complaining about them.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:47:51 AM »
I was joking about about the download code. I recall an issue a while back with the Fire Emblem Awakening/Shin Megami Tensei special offer that Nintendo was being all weird about. It was something like this girl had two 3DSesses and she bought two of the one game and one of the other and her friend gave her an extra code (since the friend didn't have a Club Nintendo account) and Nintendo brought the hammer down when she tried to redeem the eshop credit. I disagreed with the way Nintendo handled the situation, but I'm still not messing with any of that.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:20:33 AM »
I suppose for people who can show Nintendo that they own every single one of the reward downloads, it would be nice if Nintendo offered eshop credit. Otherwise, free is free. None of us should have bought all these Nintendo games for the purpose of getting a yearly reward.

Also, isn't offering the GBA Ambassador games to more than the group of people the games were originally intended for the exact opposite point of the Ambassador program? I'm not even talking about people like myself who got the games off a loophole (I wouldn't be upset at all). Anyone who bought a 3DS before the price drop should be like, "Dude, for realsies?"

And if you don't want your Platinum Reward download code, I'll gladly take it off your hands. That goes for anyone who is disappointed in this year's rewards.

TalkBack / Re: Club Nintendo Elite Status Gifts Now Available
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:49:25 AM »
Why doesn't Nintendo try to make their club members feel special for investing money in their games?
They already do. That's the entire point of Club Nintendo. You're getting free things for buying games you were already going to buy anyway. It boggles my mind that people keep acting like this isn't true. Was it so long ago that we used to buy games and there wasn't a prize attached to it? In fact, that still happens today with every other company that isn't Nintendo. With all the nickle and diming companies pull with DLC and whatnot, it's truly sad that people still can't appreciate a gesture like Club Nintendo. Before Wii, we all bought Nintendo games and were happy to get just that game. Everyone loves a good bargain, but cheese and rice, some of you are impossible to please.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: is club nintendo on the fritz?
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:15:44 AM »
Earthbound is tempting, but I would actually pay money for it. I feel like I should pick a game like NES Remix. I wanted to try it, but if I don't like it, it's easier to justify if I get it for free.

Kind of weird that Nintendo is offering Kid Icarus on Wii U as a Platinum Reward at the same time Kid Icarus on 3DS is available as the monthly Club Nintendo download.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:24:34 PM »
Or they could be the new games' fighting polygon team/wireframes/alloys.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:54:14 AM »
Lucina is a clone. I imagine Sakurai was sitting at his desk saying, "Come at me, haters." Quite frankly, I'm impressed by the amount of trolling he fit in 24 hours especially considering how busy he is.

Clones seem redundant with the ability to customize movesets. The roster is pretty robust at this point and some shoe-ins like Ganondorf and Wario have yet to be announced so I'm not too disappointed in this. Still, it seemed like one of those missed opportunities. Alts allowed for an insane amount of character additions as they'd be more-literal clones that do not require any rebalancing. If that's the difference between getting Daisy and not getting Daisy, I strongly prefer the former. If we get Daisy as a rebalanced Peach, that will shut me right up.

The roster is already so large, I'm finding myself not as bummed out about clones. There's so much variety and the addition of more female characters really does make a difference. With each game, this becomes less of an issue. In Melee, it was disappointing to get Pichu and not Wario, even though I understand why that happened (the development time was roughly what, like five weeks give or take). Sakurai has included many of the major omissions, notably regarding series representation. There are a few holdouts, mostly newer IPs and even then, we might still get characters like Shulk. And if we don't, I'm still pretty pleased that Mega Man and Pac-Man made the cut first.

For comparisons' sake, Brawl had 18 newcomers (three clones). So far, U/3DS has 11 newcomers (one clone for now, Mii Fighters have 32 varieties).

TalkBack / Re: New Smash Brothers Characters Revealed
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:21:59 PM »
Ness isn't going anywhere. If Lucina is Marth's alt, Lucas would be an obvious alt for Ness. I kind of hope we get Paula and Kumatora (both of whom actually learn PK Fire in Earthbound and Mother 3 respectively).

TalkBack / Re: New Smash Brothers Characters Revealed
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:24:08 AM »
Lucina was completely unnecessary in addition to that. She may be one of my favorite characters from Awakening but she looks terribly clone-like and that doesn't justify a spot for her at all, in my opinion.
Lucina might be a Marth alt. In that case, she totally deserves to be in the game.

Fire Emblem newcomers seem to be from whatever the latest game is. Roy in Melee, but he got the boot because Marth is the series' most well known and reoccurring character. Ike was Path of Radiance's main character and Robin is the player character in Awakening. I haven't played Awakening, but my understanding is Lucina pretends to be Marth. The choices all make sense.
I am very underwhelmed. Out of all the newcomers, I haven't seen one I'm dying to play as.
Oh, we have another one.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:09:19 AM »
I expect him to reveal everything or close to it before the game's release, particularly because he was so butt hurt over people watching the Subspace Emissary cutscenes online. He seems to have the attitude this time of putting his hands behind his head, leaning back in his chair, and saying, "**** it, man." He's having a ball toying with people's emotions. Maybe it's personal. "So, today I released that clip of Ridley's shadow." /crosses off "Caterkiller" from list

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Super Smash Bros. for WiiU (& 3DS)
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:06:02 AM »
Chrom looked like Robin's Final Smash.

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