Post by nocturnal YL on May 23, 2013 2:54:17 GMT -5
Not much of a "purchase", and not really a Nintendo thing since they merely published the game, but I downloaded You, Me and the Cubes for Wii. I originally bought 3000 Wii Points, intending to buy some WiiWare stuff that I would like. It turned out, however, that there was only one decent WiiWare title (Excitebike World Rally), and Virtual Console is unbearable (unlike the later systems, Wii's VC was... primitive). Having 1000 Wii Points left and having nothing better to spend on, I bought fyto's You, Me and the Cubes since it was on my "reserve" list.
The game itself seems to be rather tricky. Simple, yet incredibly difficult since you have to think, aim and shake the Wii Remote in short periods of time in the later puzzles. Not as worthy as Excitebike, but not bad, either. Still, I'd have preferred buying only 1000 Wii Points, spend them on Excitebike, and be done with WiiWare.
June - Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D August - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team October - Pokemon X, Pokemon Y (I bought both) November - Wii U bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2013 is the year I spent a fortune on Nintendo products... I am broke now... I don't think I will buy another Nintendo product till maybe when SSB4 comes out on Wii U and 3DS along with Pikmin 3 and Mario Kart 8... yeah, 4 games at once...
Edit: Scratch that. I just bought Pikmin 3 this morning. :-P
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2013 22:19:51 GMT -5 by Arcadenik
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 21, 2014 13:47:12 GMT -5
Turns out that living in Europe is really undesirable if you prefer imported games. I just got a notice from Royal Mail saying I have to pay 20 pounds of import tax and handling fee before I can get my stuff, as non-EU parcels may be inspected and, in my case, imported goods were found.
Inside that parcel are the Japanese version of Kirby Triple Deluxe and the American version of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I paid 60 pounds for the games themselves.
Just won an auction for the Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 Deluxe pack for the bargain price of $80. I didn't think I'd find a complete copy that cheap, but persistence pays off. It's in decent shape, one of the corners has a little dent but other than that it looks good. I'm pretty excited I can't wait for it to get here
Thracia 776 for that cheap!? I'm surprised. Which version is it - the ROM version, or the Nintendo Power version?
The Nintendo power version comes as a pack in with the Deluxe Pack. It's actually is a big collectors box it comes with a stuffed dragon and pegasus, a Fire Emblem VHS, a cloth map and pins to strategize with, some Fire Emblem collector cards, and a few other things in a fancy box. It's an even better deal than you thought, they don't have any eBay complete for less than $350, but I'd never pay that. One sold for $150 a while back, but I missed it. But I got an even better deal so I'm happy . Luckily somebody was slacking on Yahoo Japan and I only had to bid twice, shipping's gonna kill me but that's to be expected with such a big box. I want a copy of the ROM version too because the art is so much better, but that'll have to wait for now.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5