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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 12:01:37 440 posts
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    I'm trying to see if Nintendo will resend the verification code to the correct address. If not then I just threw away 11 quid.

    What a twat!

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  • Ceelion 25 Jul 2014 12:43:57 238 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud Amazing! Looks like I'll be doing that. Can see a few codes on eBay for a tenner.
  • Armoured_Bear 25 Jul 2014 14:22:43 11,877 posts
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    Just need to decide if Sonic is worth a a tenner?

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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 15:05:00 440 posts
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    Managed to get Nintendo to resend the verification email to the correct address, so Nintendoland is downloading! phew!

    Now, next question is do I want need Pikmin and Monster Hunter. MH fans, why do I need this game?

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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 15:05:42 440 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear Can't help you there. Sonic has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I've heard people say nice things about that game though.

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  • Armoured_Bear 25 Jul 2014 15:12:27 11,877 posts
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    Toaster05 wrote:
    Managed to get Nintendo to resend the verification email to the correct address, so Nintendoland is downloading! phew!

    Now, next question is do I want need Pikmin and Monster Hunter. MH fans, why do I need this game?
    Pikmin 3 is beautiful, addictive, charming, expertly designed and controls beautifully.
    An absolute must.

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  • DFawkes 25 Jul 2014 15:17:46 24,044 posts
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    The demo of MH3 isn't as helpful as you'd hope, as a big part of it is hunting and gathering to get the parts needed to build your own armour. There's a certain joy in hunting smaller raptor-like carnivores, then working your way up to their chief, then onto even larger monsters as you craft, upgrade and customise your armour. Plus it's the sort of game where you get better at the game itself, reading monsters, knowing the areas and get more comfortable with the flow of combat.

    It's not for everyone though, but it has plenty of depth and, if it gets its hooks in you, will last you ages. Still give the demo a try, but keep in mind it throws you in the deep end a bit.

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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 15:21:04 440 posts
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    I think for the sake of another 20 quid it probably worth getting both. Realistically it's like buying three games for the price of one.

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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 15:23:22 440 posts
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    @DFawkes I did try the demo. I found the controls to be rather odd, but I understand from watching videos of people playing that you can lock the camera? Something I never managed to do and seemed to spend most of my time reset the camera before being steamrolled by the monster.

    Am I off the mark here but the battles have a slight PSO boss fight feel to them?

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  • CharlieStCloud 25 Jul 2014 15:30:46 5,511 posts
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    In order of best to the least favourable games out of all ten promotional choices:

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (please don't listen to Raiko and his halfhearted musings!)
    Pikmin 3
    Nintendo Land (this is still the best multi-player game for the Wii U)
    New Super Mario Bros. U
    The Wonderful 101 (debatable, but it is so bloody good either way)
    Monster Hunter
    Game & Wario and Wii Party (they both have their quirks although Wario's game has more charm and character)

    ... *tumbleweed*

    Sonic Lost World
    Sonic & Mario at the Winter Games

    Congratulations to Mr. Toaster for making his mind up at long last! Enjoy Nintendo Land.

    : )

    p.s. See if you have got yourself a 5 activation code 24 hours after downloading the game.
  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 15:35:38 440 posts
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    @CharlieStCloud Oh I will have gained a voucher for sure. I've had one already but I had some points left over from Zelda and something else.

    If you factor in the credit then it's almost as if you are getting a game for free. Win, win. Fucking love Nintendo at the moment.

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  • Ceelion 25 Jul 2014 15:50:07 238 posts
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    If you have no friends, is Nintendo Land still worth a look in?

    Just asking for.. umm... a friend. :cry:
  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 16:05:03 440 posts
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    @Ceelion Well I don't have anyone else in my house that plays games but I'm buying it for myself with a view to playing with my nieces and nephews on occasion.

    It's supposed to be entertaining enough for the single player.

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  • MrFlay 25 Jul 2014 16:25:48 1,024 posts
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    The NES Remixes are excellent. I'd recommend them to anyone who hasn't played any NES classics. I'll be buying Super Mario Bros. and the Legend of Zelda on discount this week.
  • DFawkes 25 Jul 2014 16:46:09 24,044 posts
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    Toaster05 wrote:
    Am I off the mark here but the battles have a slight PSO boss fight feel to them?
    Absolutely, that's one of the reasons I love it :) The Rathian is fairly similar to the first boss. Same party size in multiplayer too. To be honest I've never really considered them similar before but they definitely do share enough aspects to make me enjoy both.

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  • Toaster05 25 Jul 2014 17:53:46 440 posts
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    @DFawkes Well that's enough reason for me to want to play it and get into it. I utterly adore PSO and I always loved the small group/lobby aspect.

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  • Great-Googly-Moogly 26 Jul 2014 10:19:40 1,279 posts
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    Completed NSMBU tis morning. Well, i've yet to try star road and i've only 3 starred the first two worlds, and barely touched the challenges, so still plenty to do.

    Decent overall. It's solid mario. Doesn't try anything new, until the last world which is a bit of a disspointment, but the rest of it is, despite solid mario, really well done solid mario. Look forward to seeing what star road world as to offer. Def worth picking up sometime. (7/10)

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  • RyanDS 26 Jul 2014 10:24:42 9,827 posts
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    Ceelion wrote:
    If you have no friends, is Nintendo Land still worth a look in?

    Just asking for.. umm... a friend. :cry:
    Personally I thought it was unbelievably crap solo, and barely okay as a multiplayer game.

    Not something I would recommend to anyone.
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Jul 2014 10:30:21 11,877 posts
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    RyanDs is talking shite, it's merits as a single player game may be debatable but it's fantastic in multiplayer, no doubt about it.

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  • Rodpad 26 Jul 2014 10:32:48 2,093 posts
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    Nintendo Land was terrible both singleplayer and multiplayer.
  • Grax 26 Jul 2014 10:39:49 2,296 posts
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    It was ok I only played it for about ten minutes and got bored, the idea of having to run over to your mini game may have seemed a good idea at the time but is just dumb
  • Raiko101 26 Jul 2014 10:42:00 6,697 posts
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    I enjoyed Nintendo Land. In fact I still do. It's the best mini-game compilation out there and has the most novel use of the Gamepad. You'll get more out of it with friends, though.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 10:43:28 26-07-2014

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  • Armoured_Bear 26 Jul 2014 10:44:42 11,877 posts
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    Grax wrote:
    It was ok I only played it for about ten minutes and got bored, the idea of having to run over to your mini game may have seemed a good idea at the time but is just dumb
    You don't, after a short time, you just choose the game.

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  • Grax 26 Jul 2014 10:45:58 2,296 posts
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    Ahhh I didn't get that far I remember there being a train but that's it
  • Sharzam 26 Jul 2014 10:57:08 3,350 posts
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    'The Cat Mario Show' on the eshop has to be the most odd form of advertising ever. Annoying puppets talking about 3D World, it's not even interesting talk.

    How many people will own WiiU know how to access the eshop and not own 3D world?

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  • mAc6 26 Jul 2014 11:10:25 736 posts
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    @Sharzam I know my way around the WiiU
    entering the eshop I do on daily basis, I do
    not yet have 3D world and I enjoyed Kat Mario
    Show, maybe it was the Dutch highpitched
    voices, but enjoyed every second literally of it,
    subscribed to the rest of the episodes, cant
    wait.

    I also thought Nintodoland was a bit pants
    on your own
  • RyanDS 26 Jul 2014 11:17:38 9,827 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    RyanDs is talking shite, it's merits as a single player game may be debatable but it's fantastic in multiplayer, no doubt about it.
    Ecosse. Pro tip. Don't make your self esteem based on nintendo. Someone being mean to a Nintendo game is not an insult at you no matter how tied you are into the fanboyism.
  • Toaster05 26 Jul 2014 11:26:13 440 posts
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    I picked up Nintendoland yesterday and I quite like it. As a single player game it's enjoyable enough but I'm sure it shines as a multiplayer game (not that I've had a chance to play it in a group yet)

    It's whimsical and probably not massively noteworthy in the grand scheme of things but I get why it exists. Wii has Wii Sports to show off motion controls and Wii U has this to highlight asynchronous play and in that respect it's successful. I don't regret my purchase, I see it as a game I'll come back to and when I've got folks round even more so.

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  • CharlieStCloud 26 Jul 2014 16:40:03 5,511 posts
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    The Nintendo website is not overly helpful in this scenario, so I thought I'd ask you fine folks on here.

    Question: would this external hard drive work for/with the Wii U?

    I know I am looking for some kind of technical jargon to make sure it is compatible but annoyingly, I just cannot find this particular piece of information on the Nintendo website.

    Ta very much to whoever helps!

    : )
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Jul 2014 17:26:12 11,877 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    RyanDs is talking shite, it's merits as a single player game may be debatable but it's fantastic in multiplayer, no doubt about it.
    Ecosse. Pro tip. Don't make your self esteem based on nintendo. Someone being mean to a Nintendo game is not an insult at you no matter how tied you are into the fanboyism.
    No insult is taken, I just pointed out that your opinion is utterly wrong, utterly at odds with pretty much everyone in this thread's.
    It's ok, we're all wrong sometimes.

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