12-12-2014, 07:51 PM
I don't know what people think about those, but as far as I'm concerned, amiibos are the worst thing ever happened in game industry. Seriously, after buying a costly game, people still MUST buy some... freaking silly plastic TOYS to get everything out of the game. I seriously consider dropping everything Nintendo makes from now on... Even worse is the fact they may add amiibo support later to the games nowadays, like what happened for the latest One Piece game. So even if the game was amiibo-free, that isn't for sure. I dropped Zelda Musou for amiibos, I dropped Smash for amiibos, I won't touch Susume! Kinopio-taichou (Captain Toad) for Wii U or any game Nintendo makes from now on. Nicely done Kabushiki-gaisha Nintendou, nicely done indeed!

And dubious "thanks" to those Spyro games for starting the whole fad...

12-12-2014, 08:36 PM
i am agreeing. also why not buying DLC or game without season pack/GOTY. buy one time, be done

12-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Amiibo sounds like amoeba, at least they're not mandatory to fully enjoy the gameplay experience.

It's for hardcore nintenbabbies who have money to burn, Nintendo fans are loyal like dogs to the point of being the Big N's bitch.

Darth Revan
12-13-2014, 12:30 AM
Don't forget Disney Infinity etc with the same cash grab. I will admit, I have the Marth amiibo as I'm a fan of Fire Emblem (and will be getting the one of Ike in February) but that's all. I have no real intention of using them with the Wii U either, they'll sit on my shelf with my other game statues/figures.

12-13-2014, 06:39 AM
Amiibos don't really add anything significant to the game, so I don't see what's so bad about them.

Star Magician
12-13-2014, 07:23 PM
I think the Amiibo backlash is an overreaction, considering Nintendo could release these exact figurines without the extra game support for the exact same price, and people would still buy them. Plus, the in-game Amiibo stuff is trivial non-essential content, so those who choose not to buy them (myself included) are not missing out on anything significant at all.

12-20-2014, 12:37 AM
No different from the creepy fatfucks that spend 100+ usd on an anime resin figure.

Except amiibos actually have a function.

I'll only buy female amiibos anyway.

01-20-2015, 12:36 AM
Umm, just found out amiibo will open a FREAKing NEW GAME MODE in Captain Toad... if that is not important then I don't know what is. It would be all ok if the stuff via amoebas was unimportant, but a new game mode, good grief. And because there is a amiibo for every fricken' Nintendo chara (almost), it means... well, it means trash time for whole Nintendo. Cool!

01-26-2015, 11:56 PM
Amiibos are a gimmick. That's easy enough to see. I can't complain, though, 'cause I like Nintendo stuff. I plan on picking up a bunch of Amiibos in the bargain bin, probably about a year from now.

Their functionality reminds me of GBA connectivity from the GameCube era. A number of games contained features that had to be unlocked by connecting a GBA. That would have been fine if the unlocked features required a GBA in order to enjoy them, but most of the time the GBA was nothing more than a key to a meaningless obstacle.

02-01-2015, 07:39 AM
Hmm...okay. (Square plz no more spinoffs for KH for nintendo consoles)

Though I wonder if Square's gonna continue spinning off FF to Nintendo...even though that's the first console it released on. (If Amiibo's are indeed the future of nintendo - which they are looking like so far)

02-05-2015, 02:26 AM
#1 Amiibos are optional, no one's forcing anyone to buy them, and they're not even remotely necessary for game completion.
#2 Amiibos are another form of augmented play, and to a collector, look pretty neat. $10 for a Link amiibo that doubles as a NFC augment device and charming shelf trinket is pretty reasonable.
#3 Amiibos aren't supposed to be game exclusive... The idea is that the amiibo you already own, is going to work for several games, not just the one.
#4 Amiibos are toys made by a toy company. Are you really bitching because Nintendo is trying to get people to buy MORE than just a system, and a few games. As someone who calls themselves a Nintendo fan, I've only EVER bough a system, a few games, and maybe a screen protector. Myself, as well as many other self-proclaimed Nintendo fans don't need to buy every plush, case, figurine, or Pokemon card I see. I can appretiate Nintendo's attempt at coaxing me into buy into more than just one hardware unit and a few software units.

And spoiler alert, Nintendo doesn't target aging man-children specifically. Their targeted audience is everyone pretty much from the age of birth to the age of 'Im-so-old-im-about-to-damn-die.' Nintendo saw how Spyro of all franchises was pretty much dead, and saw it rise into glory as a software with a merchandise gimmick like Skylanders, and boo-fucking-hoo Nintendo decided to take a page from their book and apply it broadly to cover all participating Nintendo libraries.

Amiibos aren't the worse thing to ever happen to the game industry, because Amiibos aren't an original idea or even practice, and it stands to reason that Amiibos are one of THE BEST things to ever happen to the game industry, because the best thing for THE INDUSTRY is to make money and expand the audience, and according to all the news articles regarding Amiibo success (http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/16/nintendo-amiibo-sales-outpace-smash-bros-wii-u/) and sell outs/shortages, Amiibos are doing just that, infact they've sold more than twice the amount of Amiibo units than copies sold of Smash Bros. Even the creator of Smash Bros Sakurai is having trouble filling his collection (http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/26/smash-bros-creator-sakurai-also-has-trouble-tracking-down-amiib/).

And by no means am I supporter of Amiibo. I don't really care, i'm just ignoring them because I don't need them, I'm fine not buying into the fad. But to go on and say they're the worst thing ever is a little ridiculous to me, despite their success, and really, I like to see Nintendo get a few wins from time to time.

The only true crime with amiibos is that they're NFC, an old technology, and Nintendo is just now starting to experiment with it, where were these things 4 years ago?!

02-07-2015, 04:41 PM
Seriously, nobody forces anyone to buy amiibos. Its not like you need them to unlock essential stuff... like the Skylanders-toys unlock certain characters!