Nintendo Apologizes for Amiibo Shortages.

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Nintendo knows that Amiibo are scarce, and if their social media is trustworthy at all, they’re working on it. On a recent Nintendo facebook post:

“We appreciate the enthusiasm that our fans continue to show toward amiibo. Sales for the product have exceeded our expectations. We understand how frustrating it can be at times if consumers are unable to find certain figures, and we apologize for that.
We’re trying to meet the demands of our fans and consumers by increasing the amount of amiibo we manufacture and ship to retail. We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening.

As our library of amiibo continues to grow, some figures will be easier to find than others. We are constantly looking for the opportunity to reissue amiibo and are already making plans to bring back some currently out-of-stock amiibo figures. Stay tuned for details.

Nintendo plans to make it easier for consumers to know when new amiibo are on the way, through Nintendo press announcements, timely updates on our social media channels and working closely with retailers.

We remain committed to keeping amiibo affordable and easy to access as a platform to enhance game-play experiences. These plans include Animal Crossing amiibo cards that will become available by the end of 2015, and a free-to-download app for Wii U called amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits that launched on April 30, 2015, that lets consumers enjoy playable scenes from certain NES and Super NES games with amiibo.”

It’s obvious Nintendo knows of the problem, but we’ll see if they can follow through with their promise.

Full Steam ahead to Gameindustri!

Pros:
  • large group of characters
  • great story and humor
  • fun combat system
  • good music
Cons:
  • very repetitive
  • some sound issues
  • controller recommended but not required.
Graphics
4
Story
4
Sound
3
Control
3
Fun Factor
4

Getting shifty with Tilelicious

Pros:
  • Addictive Puzzle Gameplay
  • 11 levels of increasing difficulty
Cons:
  • Price of admission might be a little high for what it is
  • Repetitive BGM/Sound Effects
  • Different play modes would have made the price easier to justify
Graphics
3
Story
N/A
Sound
2
Control
4
Fun Factor
3

Become a SteamWorld Ambassador!

Our friends over at Image & Form just revealed a new way for you to play their upcoming game, SteamWorld Heist, before anyone else! Every other Tuesday they’ll post a challenge on their blog. The winner of every individual challenge will be able to join the club of official SteamWorld Ambassadors.

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Seek Your Revenge in the Wild Wild West.

Pros:
  • Great soundtrack.
  • High replay value.
Cons:
  • Combat can be frantic and frustrating.
  • Fairly short game.
Graphics
3
Story
3
Sound
3
Control
2
Fun Factor
3

Not unlike a popular book series, Story of Seasons will capture your interest.

Pros:
  • Interesting NPCs
  • Easier to understand controls.
  • Character customization.
Cons:
  • NPCs still feel like tropes.
  • First week is a tutorial, leading to frustration for returning players.
Graphics
4
Story
4
Sound
3
Control
4
Fun Factor
4

Taking the kids to school in Type-0

Pros:
  • Combat is a ton of fun.
  • 14 playable characters make for a lot of variety during missions.
  • Compelling and easy to follow plot.
Cons:
  • Lacking character development and annoying English voice over.
  • Some aspects of the game are not explained very well.
  • Short missions.
  • Even in HD, this game was clearly built as a portable title (that motion blur…)
Graphics
1
Story
1
Sound
1
Control
Fun Factor

If a voice command fails, does it still make an echo?

Pros:
  • Awesome Soundtrack.
  • Complete Voice Acting.
Cons:
  • Stiff Animations
  • Voice control learning curve.
  • Dull and repetitive environments.
Graphics
3
Story
3
Sound
5
Control
3
Fun Factor
4

Save the day, Attack the Light!

Pros:
  • Well written story.
  • Great art style and music.
  • Fun gameplay, great combat.
Cons:
  • Physical buttons could help to make timing easier.
Graphics
5
Story
4
Sound
4
Control
4
Fun Factor
5
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