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General Gaming / Re: What are you playing?
« on: Today at 02:54:53 PM »
You had to play Final Fantasy VII back in that generation to appreciate it. I didn't play it until 2000 which was pushing it. I played Final Fantasy IX first which made a few important changes (like not forcing you to watch summons every time). And I didn't care until the end of disc one when Sephiroth kills Aeris. If I was trying to play it today, I'd never get anywhere.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: nes remix 1 and 2
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:23:58 AM »
NES Remix 2 is available on the eshop separately. The retail combo is pretty much just for people, such as myself, who prefer physical copies of games. I'm not entirely sold on this either way, but I'm glad Wii Sports Club has a retail release.

TalkBack / Re: NES Remix Pack Announced
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:23:25 PM »
If it's any more than $30, Nintendo can get the hell out of here. I'd probably bite at $20.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: nes remix 1 and 2
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:46:55 PM »
I chose to download Earthbound because smart, savvy, and good-looking.

I am wondering if there will be any pre-order bonuses with the game. Because of the dual-pack deal and the possibility they may release later editions without the first game I may get this early on.
Maybe a copy of the anime? On DVD because giving it away for free on Blu Ray is perhaps too generous as a pre-order bonus. I think Konami did this with Silent Hill: Homecoming; a DVD of the Silent Hill movie (which isn't bad) was the pre-order bonus though the movie was like three years old at that point. The anime is set for release on October 21 which is right around the time Bayonetta 2 should be released.

I can't wait for this game.
I'm having a very hard time believing this. You didn't even like the original.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: nes remix 1 and 2
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:15:57 PM »
So yeah, as mentioned in my earlier post the timing of this announcement is EXACTLY what I expect from Nintendo.  Good job guys: not only have you left me dissatisfied with the Club Nintendo "exclusive reward" for being a good customer, but you've managed to kill any interest I have in a (relatively rare) retail Wii U release at the same time.
*slow clap*

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.

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