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#1  Edited By Gym_Lion  Online
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HAHA! Oh Nintendo!

Metroid Dread's $30 amiibo boost your health and ammo reserves • Eurogamer.net

'Nintendo's upcoming Metroid Dread will be accompanied by a pair of amiibo figurines you can buy in a pack for $30 (here in the UK, retailers are yet to set a price).

Now, we know what these figurines will do when you first scan them into the game.

The pack's Samus amiibo will add an extra energy tank to your health, increasing its overall capacity by 100 HP. These permanent power-ups are often hard to find in Metroid games, but you'll get one easily here.'

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#2 Planeforger
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The figurines look pretty cool.

I'd be tempted to buy them if I had anywhere or any reason to display them.

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#3 UItravioIence
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Better not see any sheep bitch about $70 games.

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Lol:)

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#5 Random_Matt
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@uitravioience said:

Better not see any sheep bitch about $70 games.

They prefer cardboard.

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#6 NathanDrakeSwag
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$60 for an indie game with a Samus skin and $30 for a happy meal toy with cheat codes.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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I only bought 2 Amiibo's in the past just for display but I never use them for in-games mind you. And when it comes to Amiibo's, I wait for a sale, not paying full price.

But anyway, I'm super hype for Metroid Dread myself and I'll be getting the Special Edition which is way worth the money compare to this Amiibo.

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Typical Nintendo.

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So... ...basically $30 pay-to-win microtransaction through plastic toys.

Nintendo are evil geniuses.

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#10 DaVillain-  Moderator
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^When you have more money than sense, this is what Nintendo counts on.

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Sheep are the silliest of the bunch, I tellz you what...

lol :P

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#12  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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I'm disappointed that the combat looks like more of the Samus Returns type. That was OK for one game but it doesn't feel as good as the original style.

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#13 R4gn4r0k
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And we get all this craaaaaaaaaaaap, but we can't get Metroid Prime 4 ☹️

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#14  Edited By rmiller365
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Between this, and the fast travel $25 toy with the Zelda remake, Nintendo has hit a new low in my book. This is the most blatantly cash grab, middle finger in your face bullshit I've seen since EA locked a storage chest for items behind DLC in Dragon Age Origins. Even that was $7, not $30. I can't believe it, but EA seems less greedy than Nintendo right now.

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#15  Edited By nintendoboy16
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I mean, this is a bit better than the warping in Skyward Sword, considering you can not use these and collect the health tanks anyway (ala Skyrim and the Zelda gear). And hardly anyone buys these for game functionality (me included), I buy them for being cheaper than statues affiliated with these properties.

Hell, let's not forget, Samus Returns hid a mode behind an amiibo, which is MUCH worse. Even WORSE than that was an Animal Crossing spinoff on Wii U, and THAT bit them in the ass!

Also, this is a set with TWO amiibo. The average singular amiibo costs $15 each.

But of course, this is the internet. Can't wait until you get called a "bootlicker" just because you ain't that mad over something with blatant misinformation. It happened over Nintendo's E3 streams this year when Twitch and Giant Bomb refused to air their conference because of weird wording with translation of Nintendo's tweet in Japanese, nevermind people streaming and reacting to their conference without consequence anyway. Even to the point where copyright lawyers are being called "bootlickers" and pointing out what's wrong.

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i've played metroid since the original on nes, but i have no interest in this game.

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#17 Pedro
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Nice. Nintendo is delivering on those micro-transactions. I can't wait for more content to be locked behind Amiibo. This isn't enough, I want more. 😈

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Who buys these trash?

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I had the Metroid and Samus amiibo from Samus Returns for about 5 years I think. Sold it last year for $90. It's now fetching for higher. Oh well lol.

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@wonderwinner said:

Who buys these trash?

Not another easy win for Nintendo then?

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"The pack's Samus amiibo will add an extra energy tank to your health, increasing its overall capacity by 100 HP. These permanent power-ups are often hard to find in Metroid games, but you'll get one easily here."

First off some can be difficult to find but lets not embellish and push the Amiibo too hard. IMO if you need an extra tank and 10 extra missiles then Metroid isn't the franchise to play.

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Their amiibos have pretty much always given you things in games that help you slightly, but are completely unnecessary. Not sure why it would be worse this time. In Metroid games you already have more health and ammo than you need, so it's not like it's worth to give a shit. Also doubt many Nintendo fans buy them to use those features.

@girlusocrazy said:

I'm disappointed that the combat looks like more of the Samus Returns type. That was OK for one game but it doesn't feel as good as the original style.

Slightly worried about that too. But it does look fluid.. Makes sense that it's the same style since it's the same developer. Never played Samus Returns, regrettably.

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#23 Pedro
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@gym_lion said:
@wonderwinner said:

Who buys these trash?

Not another easy win for Nintendo then?

😂

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@nintendoboy16 said:

I mean, this is a bit better than the warping in Skyward Sword, considering you can not use these and collect the health tanks anyway (ala Skyrim and the Zelda gear). And hardly anyone buys these for game functionality (me included), I buy them for being cheaper than statues affiliated with these properties.

Hell, let's not forget, Samus Returns hid a mode behind an amiibo, which is MUCH worse.

Also, this is a set with TWO amiibo. The average singular amiibo costs $15 each.

But of course, this is the internet. Can't wait until you get called a "bootlicker" just because you ain't that mad over something with blatant misinformation. It happened over Nintendo's E3 streams this year when Twitch and Giant Bomb refused to air their conference because of weird wording with translation of Nintendo's tweet in Japanese, nevermind people streaming and reacting to their conference without consequence anyway. Even to the point where copyright lawyers are being called "bootlickers" and pointing out what's wrong.

Except Samus Returns had goodies locked behind game completion & Amiibo. Also, buying amiibos is always an option, not force mind you.

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#25 TheEroica  Moderator
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Excited about the game! No interest in the toys.

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This one I don't really care much about. It's really minor.

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@davillain- said:
@nintendoboy16 said:

I mean, this is a bit better than the warping in Skyward Sword, considering you can not use these and collect the health tanks anyway (ala Skyrim and the Zelda gear). And hardly anyone buys these for game functionality (me included), I buy them for being cheaper than statues affiliated with these properties.

Hell, let's not forget, Samus Returns hid a mode behind an amiibo, which is MUCH worse.

Also, this is a set with TWO amiibo. The average singular amiibo costs $15 each.

But of course, this is the internet. Can't wait until you get called a "bootlicker" just because you ain't that mad over something with blatant misinformation. It happened over Nintendo's E3 streams this year when Twitch and Giant Bomb refused to air their conference because of weird wording with translation of Nintendo's tweet in Japanese, nevermind people streaming and reacting to their conference without consequence anyway. Even to the point where copyright lawyers are being called "bootlickers" and pointing out what's wrong.

Except Samus Returns had goodies locked behind game completion & Amiibo. Also, buying amiibos is always an option, not force mind you.

THAT was closer to on-disc DLC/microtransaction that everyone in this thread are accusing Nintendo of right now. And "no one is forced?" Tell that to everyone else, not me! I'm just saying Nintendo has done much worse than this, and no, did not get away with it, no matter what conspiracy theorists on the internet are claiming.

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Amiibo are the definition of anti consumer paying to win and extra content behind a paywall. If this was Sony or ms they would be crucified.

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#29 Pedro
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@robert_sparkes said:

Amiibo are the definition of anti consumer paying to win and extra content behind a paywall. If this was Sony or ms they would be crucified.

You are implying that there is a Nintendo bias. That is asinine. 😋

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Yeah, I'm really not a fan of amiibos. I'm a completionist, I like to have access to all content available, so this sort of thing really bothers me.

If amiibo content was available also as dlc, I'd be happy with that arrangement, but for someone like me, this is a turn off for Nintendo game.

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@robert_sparkes said:

Amiibo are the definition of anti consumer paying to win and extra content behind a paywall. If this was Sony or ms they would be crucified.

Because no one here is crucifying Nintendo now? Hell those comments in that article.

"Why does Nintendo get away with everything?" =

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#32 ZeroTheHero
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Where is floyd this is pay to win and life and stuff is important in metroid this isn't right what if you got extra hearts in zelda thats not fair for an amiibo

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#33 JasonOfA36
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Remember when cheat codes were free? Pepperridge Farm remembers.

I know, this is an optional purchase.

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@jasonofa36 said:

Remember when cheat codes were free? Pepperridge Farm remembers.

I know, this is an optional purchase.

This Hurts completitionist that want to have all the energy tanks and health unless you can earn it in game and you only start with a little extra but if this scales thats completely ridiculous need the amiibo to max everything out.

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#35  Edited By nintendoboy16
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@HalcyonScarlet said:

Yeah, I'm really not a fan of amiibos. I'm a completionist, I like to have access to all content available, so this sort of thing really bothers me.

If amiibo content was available also as dlc, I'd be happy with that arrangement, but for someone like me, this is a turn off for Nintendo game.

They're just extra of what you can find in the game anyway. Like the Zelda gear in Skyrim. Use the amiibo to unlock, or find it yourself.

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Bots grabbed this thing and the special edition in seconds! WHile I dont collect amiibos... I do have every Metroid one ever released and I will need to find a way to get this.

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#37 pyro1245
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Oh, Nintendo.

This is only a small part of why you suck.

(good games tho)

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#38  Edited By hardwenzen  Online
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They know their fans are so easy to milk that they will thank you after being milked, so why not? At this point i'd lock 1/3rd of the game behind a toy, and sell it for $99. Why not? Stop slacking, Nintendo. Lets do it. Lets condition our fans at accepting this before the Switch 2 comes out. Also, remember to put a bunch of "limited edition" stickers on the box to create a sense of emergency, it works ever time.

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#39 osan0
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I thought they stopped making amiibo. do they still sell well?

anyway there is only 1 amiibo that should be bought and that is the woolly yoshi.

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@nintendoboy16: Not always the case, like with Breath of the Wild on the Wii U.

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@osan0: They're collectables, not going to lie, I was tempted by the Super Mario Bros one from Mario Maker.

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#42 Planeforger
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Why are people still failing to grasp the concept of Amiibo?

This is a pack of two $15 figurines. It also gives you an extremely minor in-game effect.

Heaps of games feature cosmetic DLC for the same price or more, which have no in-game effect and don't give you anything tangible at the end of it. This is a better practice - if you want the figurines, you get an in-game bonus as well.

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Its essentially useless.

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#44 Planeforger
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For context, Persona 5 Royal has $60 of DLC content, including costumes, small battle items, and some DLC-exclusive persona. That's a full-priced game's worth of cosmetic DLC. How is that any better?

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Wait years for a good Metroid game and likely still going to have to wait.

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@Planeforger said:

For context, Persona 5 Royal has $60 of DLC content, including costumes, small battle items, and some DLC-exclusive persona. That's a full-priced game's worth of cosmetic DLC. How is that any better?

Amiibo have always been a hard sell here, for some reason. Personally, I like some of them. Only problem I have with all this is Nintendo usually only gives one store access to selling them, they sell out and become super expensive on ebay and marketplace.

Nintendo should put out more of them at launch.

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#47 blaznwiipspman1
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It's not being forced on you, you can absolutely choose not to get it and it won't affect things one way or another

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#48  Edited By MirkoS77
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If the game looked like anything special I might take issue, but even then, this is one of Nintendo's least offensive implementations of amiibo I've seen.

Eh, not even my issue. If Nintendo wants to continue to make these games that look like 3DS attempts, they can have at it, I'll place my money where it is earned. Ori has raised the standard of what a side-scroller can be:

.....and sorry, but this crap doesn't cut it in 2021:

Typically I'd be ecstatic for a new 2D Metroid announcement. Unambitious, boring and dull. Fairly hideous actually. It's not like the Switch can't do Ori tier presentation. How unfortunate that this franchise, bursting with potential, is in the hands of a company who relegates it the lowest possible attention, budget and ambition.

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@MirkoS77: Gotta agree, I was super excited at first and my hype for seeing a Metroid game blinded me, but after seeing it compared to Ori WTF is Nintendo thinking? Super Metroid still holds up visually to this day and looks fantastic and varied, wtf is this nonsense?

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@vfighter said:

@MirkoS77: Gotta agree, I was super excited at first and my hype for seeing a Metroid game blinded me, but after seeing it compared to Ori WTF is Nintendo thinking? Super Metroid still holds up visually to this day and looks fantastic and varied, wtf is this nonsense?

Stale and bland. The new Nintendo way.