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.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5