The Hidden Triforce updates fans on how the Amiibo will work on the Wii U, 3DS and what software titles it will work with. Plus a quick peek at Link's Amiibo and the bonus it grants for Hyrule Warriors!
I really do not understand the amiibo appeal. Seems like a gimmick.
tell that to people who play Skylanders or Disney Infinity..
Agreed! Even then I just do not understand the need for the device. Nintendo does not even have a game just for their amiibos. They are adding in micro tasks for them in other games.
I think that is what I like about the Amiibo more is that Nintendo realized that Disney Infinity and Skylanders are just one game. The Amiibo will work across not just multiple games, but multiple systems - so I think that's a smart way to work them. Also, what's to stop the kid that stays the night as his friends house taking his Link Amiibo to play Smash Bros. or Hyrule Warriors while he doesn't have a Wii U at home, he does have a 3DS and Smash on that? I think that's a smart market to get into.
@LegendZelda - yeah, I can see your point there. But that doesn't mean that Nintendo might not create software exclusively to use with the Amiibo's down the road though.
It would be cool to see a full-length Infinity kind of title with Nintendo characters. I would probably get that and buy a ton of those amiibo figures if needed.
It is a gimmick. That said, gimmick is not something negative.
Amiibo seems like a pretty lukewarm thing but I like collecting figurines and things, so I'd enjoy having them for the showing off aspect alone. Unlocking bonus content is almost a plus for me.
lol, my thoughts exactly. I have all the ones from wave 1 and 2 on order. I haven't even decided if I will use them or just keep them for collectors purposes.. :)
Gonna pass on them since they downgraded it visually. They looked really neat to display but now they look pretty low quality.
Nothing was downgraded. That's what happens during mass production with assembly lines. Unless the figures are deburred and painted by an artists hands, this is how it works. You create the master, then make a mold for casting. The common castings will always be of a slightly lesser quality. For 12 bucks, this is as good as it gets. You want higher quality without the higher price, doesn't work that way. First4figures has incredible quality figures, but you pay $400 for each one. Because maintaining that level of quality is not possible in mass production
I do not understand the complaint against their quality. If you want a sexy figure then go spend top bucks on F4F. Otherwise why would there be an expectation for high quality workmanship in a mass produced add-on?
I didn't expect high quality, but that's what they showed when they announced it. They still look good but not better than what they originally showed. I understand why its of lesser quality but now I'll be buying only for use as an add-on rather than both using it and displaying. Also they would of been official figurines.
I saw some hires pics of the final models for the Amiibo and they actually look a lot better than the screens Kotaku provided. Not as good as the prototypes but a lot better than the Kotaku pics nonetheless. The supports are still a little ugly but the characters look good IMO.
I am going to definitely purchase Link FOR SURE. But other than that I am going to wait to see if the functionality is worth the price, and how many games it will be used in before I purchase any others.
Preorderd Link and Fox. Samus will be a must eventually as well.
I do understand the point of Amiibo figures, it's almost like paying for DLC for Nintendo franchise games in the future that have Amiibo support and by the looks of it my guess is all future first party Nintendo games will have Amiibo support. Also profits made from Amiibo pretty much almost guarantees the games series associated to a specific figurine will eventually get a Wii U game in the future, on a platform that's taking off slowly and funding is needed for development of future first party titles to boost sales of the console I think Amiibo is a very smart move by Nintendo and it's no gimmick either.
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