Nintendo Needs To Stop Locking Content Behind amiibo

I’m not going to lie, amiibo look awesome and they are great collectibles to have. But the rest of the world seems to think so too, often resulting in new amiibo to sell out immediately, and then they never get restocked.

There are hundreds at this point it seems, and it’s likely you’ve missed out on most of them. This of course also means you’ve missed out on the benefits these amiibo bring.

Initially they just gave you stupid little gifts of sorts that didn’t really mean anything, or it just meant you got something a little earlier/easier. But lately, they’ve been locking content behind the amiibo, and that’s horribly frustrating.

I heard fast travel is locked in the recent Skyward Sword remaster unless you have the amiibo. That’s just BS if I’ve ever heard.

Going back to an older game, I just found out I can unlock a difficulty level in Metroid: Samus Returns that also gives players the Fusion Suit. Good luck finding that amiibo for under $200.

I imagine there is a very long list of content locked behind these blasted amiibos. They are like ultra-rare physical DLC that give you new content and something to put up on a shelf at the same time, which is cool, but only in limited supplies, like the amiibo themselves.

I know there are card packs that you can buy instead of the amiibo that are cheaper, but I have yet to see one of these out in the wild.

Bottom line, stop locking content behind little figurines that only scalpers and people lucky enough to buy one in the first five minutes they go on sale can possess. Or just make some huge amiibo store and actually spend the money to produce all of them so people can readily purchase them at the time of their choosing.

The Six Worst Movies Ever Made

There are a ton of bad moves out there. Some are so bad that they are good. Some have extremely low budgets, so they really have no chance at being very good. Some are bad, but watchable.

The five movies I am going to talk about today are five movies that tried really hard to be good, with full budgets and had large notoriety, big actors, (for the most part), but were just nearly impossible to get through.

Sucker Punch

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I saw this 2011 film directed by Zack Snyder a very long time after a couple people raved about it and forced me to watch it. It’s about some strippers or something who go around killing stuff to rescue something or someone. I really can’t remember. The only thing that stuck with me was how boring, stupid, and plain-awful it is. It was really tough to get through and made me pretty annoyed, something you wouldn’t think all that possible given the costumes the girls had…

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Like every internet trend, my wife got swept up with this one when this book series became wildly popular. Then when the movie came out, she just had to see it, which meant I got dragged along with it.

The books sounded awful, and judging by the movie, I was right. Every scene is so pointless and boring. Random, impassionate sex over and over, or boring talking scenes. I don’t remember too much, but I think I was tapping my foot impatiently throughout the whole thing.

Like, it’s about crazy rough sex right? And the girl wants it, and despite being warned multiple times, when it gets a little too rough for her, she runs away, thinking the guy is a psycho. Like, come on!

Anyway, the movie began to catch my interest eventually, and then it ended out of nowhere. Like, my interest was caught in literally the last five minutes of the film, maybe even the last two minutes. But not enough to see the sequel.

Brokeback Mountain

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This movie is hard to swallow. Two men (Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger)  who seem to dislike each other greatly, as there very few conversations indicate while doing some sheep herding for cash, out of nowhere jump to immediate butt sex with nothing but some chilly weather and booze as the catalyst.

The two men then don’t see or even talk to each other for several years, and then maybe only once a year or so afterwards, but by-God, that one summer forged an unbreakable love affair that even their wives and children can’t hold a candle to. It eventually culminates to them being old, looking back on their lives wishing they made the choice to stay together.

The whole thing is very unbelievable and a whole lot of stupid.

 

The Bling Ring

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I don’t know if this movie starring Emma Watson is bad itself, but really the source material might be the problem here. Not the event that it’s based off of, but the people involved in it.

The movie is based off of a string of burglaries known as the Hollywood Hills burglaries if memory serves correct. The trouble lies with the fact that the burglaries were committed by teenagers. Teenage people are awful, and very tough to watch live their lives, for the most part. Teenagers growing up in California in a highly-wealthy area with rich parents is a bad start, which leads to these teens having no grasp on what it’s like to actually live and don’t understand consequences and misery because they’ve had such privileged lives and thus think they can do whatever they want and think it’s okay because their parents will bail them out. This makes teenagers even more unbearable to watch 100fold.

And so we are treated to a couple hours of absolute high-class scum of the Earth obsessed with celebrities, drugs, and fitting in, and it’s very hard to sit through. My goodness.

This one might be worse for me thanks to my overall dislike of people.

Spring Breakers

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the absolute worst movie I have ever seen and the only movie I have failed to finish. My wife wanted to see this because again, like the rest of the world, she had an unnatural obsession with Selena Gomez. Spoilers, she’s in the movie for like 15 minutes. She leaves to let her dirt bag friends do all the naughty things.

That’s all this movie is. A bunch of waste-of-life teenagers doing crimes in bright yellow bikinis. There are a lot of bikinis and nudity in this, which sounds awesome, but damn, I couldn’t get through more than a half hour. It’s so stupid, and pointless, every scene is awkward and the sex and nudity all seems forced and out of nowhere.

It’s like they were trying to do what the American Pie movies did, that is, show teenagers deal with growing up, but added more sluts and gangster activities in it. God, it’s so bad.

Are these the worst movies ever made? Not likely, but as I said, they are high-profile movies that I personally find to be very unbearable to watch.

Edit: Actually this is probably the worst movie ever made…

My Neighbor Totoro

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This movie is just…atrocious. The little kids are annoying, but not nearly as annoying as the ridiculous roar from Totoro. Oh yeah, nothing happens in this movie either. But I did somehow finish it. Which is regretful. So maybe Spring Breakers is worse.