Oh Japan. How Japan of you.
It's October...... TWO THOUSAND AND TEN!!!!! AND THEY'RE ASKING ME TO SEND A MEMORY CARD THROUGH THE POST ACROSS THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MIGHT AS WELL BE PLAYING THE N64 VERSION!!!!
Will they fix the broken voice acting, as well?
Wow this has to be the most backwards way of fixing a broken save game I've seen in a while, then again their console is so much anti-internet the idea of just patching it would be crazy.
Most important of all is how they obviously didn't test this issue in the game (or it just didn't get enough time/funding to fix) but it seems that with the enemy causing the save screwing glitch isn't that far behind where you were so I'm surprised they let it go. Makes you wonder if it was Nintendo that let this slip past or Team Ninja.
I knew this would be the solution they came up with before I even clicked this story.
Way to go, Nintendo.
So why can't Nintendo just release the fix as a stand-alone channel that could be downloaded from the Internet Store? The program could just read the file, see if it's bugged and fix it from there.
I'm pretty sure that it would be quicker to just replay the game then it would be to ship something to Japan and back. That would take at least two weeks. I haven't played it, but surely the game can be beaten in less than two weeks...
Why can't they just let you plug it into your computer and run some file repair program? Would that be too simple?
" Well maaaaaaaybe if their console had a little bit better support for online connectivity and patching and so forth just like every other major gaming platform out there then maaaaaaaaaaaaybe this wouldn't''ve been an issue. "this
" didnt realize about that bug. cmon, nintendo, why are you so scared of giving us proper consoles withe actual Hard Drives! "b/c then they wouldn't have been able to sell their leftover gamecubes bundled with a motion controler
Hmm, I can already put my save on an SD card.... and I can put an SD card in my PC... can't I e-mail them the file or something? Mailing the card is such nonsense.
Okay this is just ridiculous!
Well FUCK that's just hilarious.
NOW you're playing with power!
Jesus Christ, how pathetic can Nintendo get?
time to reship a fixed version
" time to reship a fixed version "The bug will likely be removed for future shipments.
" Jesus Christ, how pathetic can Nintendo get? "
Not to mention a handheld that almost everyone on these boards is dying to buy.
Couldn't they distribute a computer program that fixes this issue without having to send your memory card to Japan? I'm pretty sure Secure Digital cards work on computers as well as the Wii...
" Oh Japan. How Japan of you. "One of my favorite comments ever.
" Couldn't they distribute a computer program that fixes this issue without having to send your memory card to Japan? I'm pretty sure Secure Digital cards work on computers as well as the Wii... "You don't need to send it to Japan if you live in the U.S. NOA is running the same program.
Hope your cat's ok!
" @Hailinel: Ah, that's good. It still seems like an odd way of doing it though. It's not as if the save files are on some proprietary device that only Nintendo hardware can read or write, it's Secure Digital. "Which actually isn't so secure, if all you're doing is slapping a save file on an SD card. They're asking people to send in SD cards with their personal save files already on them. For all we know, they have a tool capable of editing the save file directly.
Sadly no announcement of game patching or title updates in the 3DS conference. I'm betting they still haven't tried to develop their online backend.
They're probably going to wait closer to the release of the system to roll that information out.
I think Nintendo must now realize they need to have online patches available on there next console. Thye really have got to get with the times over there.
Heh, reminds me of the first TF2 update. Remember that? You had to send in your UPC cutout from the game manual, five General Mills cereal box tops, $2.37 for shipping and handling, and a signed permission slip from your parents. All that for the five CD set that contained the Medic weapons. Good times, man, good times.
This has been making the rounds on every gaming site/blog and the reactions are all the same. It just reminds me the days of "send us a picture of your high score on your TV with a self-addressed envelope and we'll include it in the next Nintendo Power!"
Will they fix the *insert thing you hate about this game here*, too?
Its been said already. You're not clever.
This is really the main reason this system needs to support patches. At this point I would probably just start over. You figure the price of buying a extra SD, then the shipping to Japan and then the wait, its just going to be to much to deal with for a fix to a save file. Its odd that something like this would happen to a Nintendo game but lets face it code is very easy to have a tiny tiny little bug that will go unnoticed during testing stages.
" HURR NINTENDO FANBOYISM, go back to playing JRPG's Halinel. "This comment is very helpful. Go back to playing Gaylo, good sir.