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Amiibo is the worst thing to happen this generation

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What do you think about it?

Amiibo = shit 179 29.88%
 
Amiibo = meh 152 25.38%
 
Amiibo = love 167 27.88%
 
BraLoD = hater 51 8.51%
 
BraLoD slept with Sanic 50 8.35%
 
Total:599

It's spawing from all kinds of content lock you can imagine already, and now it has gone so far as to take an ability Kirby already had on other games and just lock it away from people without the new amiibo for the new Kirby game, fucking locking an ability away from you if you do not buy a physical toy for $13, that if you are playing with a N3DS, because if you have a 3DS you'll also have to pay more for a separated accessory to make the amiibo work on it.

Seriously, how can this complete shit practice Nintendo has been pulling on you guys have been so widely successful? That's the very worst kind of DLC/content lock to ever happen, locking you from things in your game behind a physical object (which even has stock issues to make it worse for you to even be able to get that content) that you have to pay A LOT for, seriously, if you have a 3DS and want that UFO ability you already had prior also in this new game you have to cash in another $13 for a toy plus $25 or so for an adapter if you still didn't got it, that's from $13 to almost $40 bucks to get access to a freaking ability Kirby has already had, that's as high as the price of a brand new game not so long after launch, for a freaking ability ripped away from the game just to scam you!

Amiibo is a cancer to the gaming industry, a fucking big and ugly tumor, and I can't believe I see people talking others are overreacting when we are actually underreacting, but keep letting it go, "it's not much" afterall, right?

I'm afraid of what'll come for the new Pokemon games, amiibos locking some Pokemon behind it? Maybe the Legendaries? A new Pokemon type only available by amiibo? Get you amiibo to unlock access to the league!? I can't wait!
It'll only keep growing to the worst kinds of locks as soon as you keep supporting this shit, open your eyes.

Fucking awesome, just awesome.



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It's DLC only instead of JUST some invisible, digital file that sits on your HDD, you're also getting a collectable figure to go along with it. So really, if you have an issue with Amiibo, you're having an issue with DLC and DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo.



Positives = its physical, you can resell it and get a figure
Negatives = its still DLC and Microtransactions in some cases



AlfredoTurkey said:
It's DLC only instead of JUST some invisible, digital file that sits on your HDD, you're also getting a collectable figure to go along with it. So really, if you have an issue with Amiibo, you're having an issue with DLC and DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo.

So if I want an ability I always had in other games I have to deal with buying a overpriced toy?
Fucking no, that's even worse than conventional DLC that would cost around $0.50 to unlock it (which would already be bad).

And "DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo" what that has to do with the fact that Nintendo is scaming people now? Nintendo is the only one to blame for it, don't spin things away, this is a Nintendo practice.



It's the part regarding Kirby true? If yes, that sucks big time. ( no pun intended)



                
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I'm fine with the content within the amiibo. So far I haven't played a single game where I felt like I was missing something withou them.

What I don't like, is that Nintendo is giving them too much importance, to the point that in the Nintendo Directs new amiibo are announced as if we were talking about full new games. I hate that.



AlfredoTurkey said:
It's DLC only instead of JUST some invisible, digital file that sits on your HDD, you're also getting a collectable figure to go along with it. So really, if you have an issue with Amiibo, you're having an issue with DLC and DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo.

Some people (like me) don't want some toy thing. So for me it's actually worse than day 1 digital DLC.



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AZWification said:

It's the part regarding Kirby true? If yes, that sucks big time. ( no pun intended)

Yes it is, if you want the UFO ability you HAVE to buy the amiibo for it.



Yeah, in almost full agreement with you BraLod. Since I as an older gamer, do not care all too much for all of this Amiibo priority getting in the way of the core game experience. I think one great aspect of it though is that it adds a physical presence and that probably has the added bonus of deterring piracy somewhat.



BraLoD said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
It's DLC only instead of JUST some invisible, digital file that sits on your HDD, you're also getting a collectable figure to go along with it. So really, if you have an issue with Amiibo, you're having an issue with DLC and DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo.

So if I want an ability I always had in other games I have to deal with buying a overpriced toy?
Fucking no, that's even worse than conventional DLC that would cost around $0.50 to unlock it (which would already be bad).

And "DLC was made popular by companies other than Nintendo" what that has to do with the fact that Nintendo is scaming people now? Nintendo is the only one to blame for it, don't spin things away, this is a Nintendo practice.

DLC is an industry WIDE practice. And yes, I don't like it (DLC). But it's not just Nintendo, it's everyone.