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Tomodachi Collection being localized!!
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April 10, 2014, 16:14:23
Holy shit, they actually did it! And it looks crazy! I thought that they would switch to subtitles, but the voice synthesis is still in. And it's even creepier. Awesome!

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Posted: 04/10/14, 16:14:23  - Edited by 
 on: 04/10/14, 16:16:28    
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This is good for all the Tomodachi fans out there. I still remember the Tomodachi collection craze back in the 90's.

I just did a quick search and I don't think I'm thinking what you're thinking. I'm sure there was something tomodachi related a while back ago. Anyone care to fill me in.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 00:03:15  - Edited by 
 on: 04/11/14, 00:04:52
This looks...

I can't think of an appropriate word to summarize my feelings for this one, other than it looks insanely good and I went from not caring much about the game to a "Most Wanted" game.


Are you thinking of Tamagotchi? The digital pets you raised on a keychain?

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 00:07:25  - Edited by 
 on: 04/11/14, 00:08:46

Yeah, it did kind of remind me of Segagaga. I really wish I could play that game.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 06:29:48

There you go. I was close enough.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 06:36:41
Wow, I'm really excited to play this game. It's so charming and quirky that it's able to completely bypass any barriers or hesitations I may have. It's one of those things that I can't put the appeal of into words. One of those things that just makes you smile. I think that's why Nintendo decided to create the direct as more of a series of jokes instead of their more common, straightforward format. This is the exact kind of game that would never get localized. Really, something like the first Rhythm Heaven or Kuru Kuru Kururin doesn't get localized and this does. That's not a complaint; I'm just pointing out how glad I am that this game was able to make it across the Pacific. If I had heard of this game before today, I would've said that it'd never get an international release. How slim of a chance this game must've had at coming to the US.

Wait a minute... On the top shelf in Iwata's room at 0:53... Is that a gold NWC cart? Whoa!

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 06:38:50  - Edited by 
 on: 04/11/14, 06:43:13

I'm confused thought, is this is more like sims or second life or watching tv?
But I love quirky stuff.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 09:08:20
As funny as it was, I'm still sort of confused as to what you actually DO…? Do I control the Miis themselves, or just (like @heliumsky mentioned) just kind of "watch" them? Is there stuff to buy, or goals to aim for?

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 17:25:47
I don't think you have very much control. But I'm not exactly sure how the 'game' progresses. Maybe you just watch a bit each day? Or choose who to focus on?

Actually, is this an evolution of Talent Studio, or whatever?

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 18:24:08
From watching some Japanese footage of the original game before, it seems you have a certain degree of influence over the characters and their environments, but no direct control over their actions as such. The player went to a store to buy different types of food, which he then gave to the Miis, and they seemed to gain experience of some kind when the player got them out of their hunger. The player also decided their apartments' respective interior design, their wardrobes and stuff like that, which also netted the Miis experience points, but I don't know what happens when they level up.

Every so often there were questions or options that popped up, which allowed to the player to decide amongst a handful of alternatives. Not sure what that did, but it must have done something. According to previews of the 3DS game, there are also actual games that you get to play with your Miis, but I don't know exactly what those are. I think there was some type of wrestling or battling, and a quiz show, amongst other things.

Take all of this with a grain of salt, obviously.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 19:32:44
Why didn't they make this their first smart phone app?

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 20:26:36
I don't think they would want to put a game selling over three million on the DS and then another 400 K in its first week on the 3DS on smartphones when they can use it to push their own hardware. Some form of smartphone integration could probably fit the concept well, but then again, I don't know a whole lot about how this game actually works in detail yet.

EDIT: Gah, sorry about my tone in this post. Didn't mean to sound snappy or anything, just wanted to sum things up effectively while I'm trying to eat IRL.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 20:35:06  - Edited by 
 on: 04/11/14, 20:36:37
I cannot wait to gene-splice you guys with a platypus on my ISLAND OF DR. DEEROCK. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 20:47:31
If this involved Mario characters then I'd be curious, but I loathe Miis so I'm out.

@missypissy This is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen.

I approve.

Posted by 
 on: 04/11/14, 21:02:20
Nintendo Employee A: Should we bring that Tomodochi stuff over to the West? It's pretty huge here.

Nintendo Employee B: Nah, I doubt it would sell.

Nintendo Employee A: Wait, isn't that what you said about Animal Crossing?

Nintendo Employee B: ...

Yep. It was only a matter of time.

Posted by 
 on: 04/12/14, 08:05:12
I'm glad we're getting more localized stuff these days, but I still have to wonder where Band Bros is. The DS games were my favorite on the system and I'd gladly import the 3DS one if they hadn't actually region-locked the handheld.

Posted by 
 on: 04/12/14, 09:00:26
Disney's Magical World came out today for 3DS, and is by all accounts quite Animal Crossing-like.

Now here's a singing Morgan Freeman

Posted by 
 on: 04/12/14, 09:16:16  - Edited by 
 on: 04/12/14, 09:16:57

Not snappy at all. I didn't know it was selling that well. At the same time I'd much rather see some like this go to smart phones rather than one of Nintendo's main IPs. It wouldn't feel right to see Mario anywhere else where as the Mii's seem to roam and infiltrate other systems by nature.

Posted by 
 on: 04/12/14, 16:50:04
I think that's what was the worst thing about my post, that it sounded as if I expected you to keep track of the game's sales or something. Oh well, glad you didn't take offense.

But yeah, I agree that I would much rather see the Miis make their way onto smartphones in some form or other, than Mario.

Posted by 
 on: 04/12/14, 19:54:05
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