Cheeky Devlin wrote:Especially on a system where a decent chunk of the users don't have the ability to use the damn things even if they did buy them.
I'm not defending the approach but you could use the NFC reader/writer for older 3DS systems if you want to use amiibo, Cheeky. Up until recently you could get them pretty cheaply but it seems like they're about £20 now.
This kind of stuff is okay when it gives you unlockables early like the special arwings in star fox zero. However needing amiibo for extra tanks is going to really upset a lot of people, both casual players and the hard core metroid speed runners who, like the BotW players, are going to have to set up multiple leader boards for both amiibo/non-amiibo runs.
It's not for that reason, merely financial. I'll be sure to get the game, love Metroid and only recently completed Super. Never got on with Metroid II without a map and some colours to help me differentiate one screen from the next, though. Plus the field of view is just too small (adds to the sense of claustrophobia, though).
I certainly don't need a fancy version of the game, but maybe it'll encourage me to boost business - that was the idea!