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Kid Icarus cards: Yea or Nay? [poll]
Going out of my way to collect them (2/19 votes)
I'll keep them (12/19 votes)
Given them out after scanning them (2/19 votes)
Not even scanning them. (3/19 votes)
Just wondering what the level of interest is in them after reading some comments online from people saying they'd gladly buy them if Nintendo let them. I... don't see the use, beyond getting some easy hearts in Kid Icarus Uprising. Chances are I'll be giving mine away at some point.

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Posted: 03/26/12, 20:29:14  - Edited by 
 on: 03/26/12, 20:29:24
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I don't know why but I felt compelled to use some Club Nintendo points to pick up 4 packs. I doubt I will use any more points though it was a bit of an impulse purchse after getting excited while opening my copy.
Posted: 03/26/12, 20:33:24
I think they are cool, and will keep them for the AR possibilities. I dunno if I'll go out of my way to buy more, but Club Nintendo offers would be great.
Posted: 03/26/12, 20:34:24
I used them but I don't understand what exactly they do. I'd sell them if anyone wanted to buy.
Posted: 03/26/12, 23:37:59
Nay for me. I saw the ones included with the game and they looked neat, and I just received my Club Nintendo cards in the mail today, but still nay. Perhaps if I were more on fire with the game I would be more inclined to make use them, but given my more hate than love relationship with Uprising, the cards shall remain unscanned.
Posted: 03/26/12, 23:55:44
I'll scan those I have but I most likely won't go out of my way to collect more. Each card gives out what, 100 hearts? You can easily make that and much more than a standard pack by playing a single chapter anyway. Plus I'd rather collect figurines through play coins/eggs instead of spending money or Club Nintendo coins to try and collect them all. It's a nice feature for AR purposes though I suppose. So... yea? I'll keep them
Posted: 03/27/12, 00:10:28
I don't have the game, but the cards seem more like a hassle than anything else, so I doubt I will bother.
Posted: 03/27/12, 00:38:49
I tried scanning some the other day and couldn't get it to work. I guess it's too dark in here during the afternoon with the windows open and all the lights on...?
Posted: 03/27/12, 00:57:49  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/12, 00:58:05
I may go a *little* out of my way to get these, but I'm not going to stretch myself and seek out cards that are only given out at conventions or events like E3 or anything like that. I think they are cool collectibles, might store them away with my e-Reader cards.
Posted: 03/27/12, 03:40:37
To be honest, I haven't even tried them yet. But I'm curious. Even exclusive AR models would be pretty sweet.
Posted: 03/27/12, 18:32:26
Whoever has me as a friend may have gotten some AR pics via swapnote
Posted: 03/27/12, 18:36:55

Just having "AR figurines" is enough to satisfy you? Heh, I guess you and anon DO like to take 3D pictures.

You view up to three AR cards on the 3DS, but they won't have a 3-way battle, unfortunately. Well, I say "unfortunately", but the battles are hardly anything to write home about. You see some stats, press A to have the figures go at it, one of them will win (or sometimes neither do), and... that's it.
Posted: 03/27/12, 18:50:44
Yeah, I love 3D pictures. I'd shell out for a 3DS with a better upgraded camera and a flash. Hm, I wonder if flashes are even compatible with 3D, I could see it distorting the effect somehow...
Posted: 03/27/12, 18:56:29
It used to be my most played game!

I haven't taken one in a while, man. I haven't even really experimented with 3D video. Much like with my portable 'HD' camera, the lighting constraints are such a bitch.

That implementation doesn't sound too thrilling, to be honest. Do you guys see a future in AR? I haven't seen much that has really sold me on it. But it's a neat gimmick. Maybe the same could be said about 3D...

But Bravely Default seems kind of cool. If I understand correctly, you can watch little cut-scenes play out in AR. There's probably a new type of killer pet app in there somewhere. Imagine if you could raise a cute little zombie in your room. There's also probably a killer AR tower defense game waiting to be made. Maybe even multiplayer. You set your 'base' and the opposing one, and monitor the invisible action through your 3DS screen. The 3DS might not be powerful enough for that. Maybe no device so far HAS been powerful enough to make a solid AR game.
Posted: 03/27/12, 19:01:12
Well, there's that Fatal Frame game, Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, which comes out in April. It's all about AR.
Posted: 03/27/12, 19:03:41

Was the PS2 not powerful enough for AR? What about that Eye of Judgement game they had for the EyeToy?
Posted: 03/27/12, 19:05:10

The pet game you describe already exists in Invizimals, no?
Posted: 03/27/12, 19:13:09
Haha, you guys are asking questions that I am not at all equipped to answer.

Is Spirit Camera really all AR? I don't have a sense of how it plays, to be honest. I kind of always wanted to try that System Flaw DSi game, but it looks kind of shitty. And there aren't very many reviews...

Eye of Judgement is pretty modest, I think. That kind of thing is within the scope of current AR games. Animated models on a limited playing field. If Spirit Camera just superimposes ghosts onto the environment, like Face Raiders, that's also within the current scope. I'm thinking more of a game that would correctly remember the position of objects across an entire room, so you could walk over to your tanks, give them orders, walk back to your infantry and do the same, etc. And then watch the battle unfold from whatever perspective you wanted. Without too many markers.

And I haven't played Invizimals, although the name did come to mind. I guess there's that Move pet game with the Furby-like creature, as well, although it isn't portable.
Posted: 03/27/12, 19:29:34  - Edited by 
 on: 03/27/12, 19:30:23
I ordered them from Club Nintendo, but I don't really care. I put them in the package thing that the original 3DS AR cards came with and haven't even opened them yet. I don't see myself collecting them or anything.

To be fair though, I haven't bought Kid Icarus, so I don't even know what I can do with them...
Posted: 03/27/12, 20:05:40

The only right thing is to buy Kid Icarus. NOW!
Posted: 03/27/12, 20:06:47
Guillaume said:
You view up to three AR cards on the 3DS, but they won't have a 3-way battle, unfortunately. Well, I say "unfortunately", but the battles are hardly anything to write home about. You see some stats, press A to have the figures go at it, one of them will win (or sometimes neither do), and... that's it.

Well... that's not *totally* it, right? The AR Idol cards can unlock idols in the game itself, too. That's something, right?
Posted: 03/28/12, 22:53:41
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