Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tobbii responds to the latest Operation Rainfall update.

This is an extended text based on my tweet and GoNintendo comment.

Nintendo of America on Twitter at 2011-06-30 - 02:33 AM (+2):
"@OpRainfall Thanks for being such incredible fans! Unfortunately, there continues to be no plans for NOA to release these 3 games right now."

My thoughts on this:
This is stupid. There was no fucking reason to tease us with an upcoming announcement if they were going to stick with the exact same words they said earlier, hell, even less now since they've confirmed Monado is not coming out.

Now what really pisses me off is that Nintendo of Europe has yet to acknowledge anything about Pandora's Tower. We're getting the other two, so we're in a better seat than US, but still, no mention from then what-so-ever, and Operation Rainfall was for that cause as well.

I'm not going to boycott Nintendo like some here, I respect their decision and I'm sure there are good valid and analysed reasons for the choice, I will however NOT respect the way they handled it.

However, with Xenoblade/Monado, Pandoras Tower, The Last Story, Mother 3, Fatal Frame 4 and several other games over these last 5 years being ignored despite a huge following that would still probably only be a small percentage of the actual purchased, I'm not surprised.

But damn it Nintendo, you just had to lead us on now didn't you? Let me guess, Europe is not getting Fortune Street or something? Because as of now, we only have US confirmation.

To Nintendo fans who are upset:
Don't give up, keep up the fight. Do not let this go to waste, we don't want another Mother 3 on our hands. The GBA deserved that game for its last year, and the Wii deserves these games for its last year.

Oh, and you people should stop hating on Mystery Case Files, it's not that developing teams fault that you're not getting the other games. Seriously, thought you guys were better than that.

Also, Reggie is only a small part of the decision making progress for localization even as a CEO, don't hate on one person, hate on the whole company if you feel like hating.


  1. I agree with this! We shouldn't be disrespectful to the other developers and companies. This is Nintendo's doing. Direct your messages to them!

  2. I agree as well, MCF doesn't deserve the bashing. I"m an MCF fan, as well as an RPG fan. MCF is made by Big Fish games, and is a well known developer of PC games. The MCF series is also well known in the casual game market. The whole bashing of them not only sets a bad feel for the game being attacked, but could also affect whether this company ever makes another console game ever again. Tonight is their press release to celebrate the game being brought out, and I would hate to have to see that ruined for them by all the bashing. I support bringing Xenoblade, Last Story, and Pandora's Box to the US, but don't take it out on MCF over what Nintendo says, Big Fish is a 3rd party developer, not a 1st or 2nd party. They are not owned by Nintendo at all.

  3. Wow guys, thanks for the response.

    I'm glad to see some people have the right idea of where to head with this. ^^