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Tamagotchi friends; fault or just rubbish?


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Layolachi

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:06 PM ( #18 )

Oh if I find one for cheap second hand no doubt I'll still buy one even with the defects I found! This is what I mean. I'm in no way saying I'm not a fan or I wouldn't ever get one ever again it's just not worth the money I paid for it, you expect a brand new in box toy to be exactly that! And my imports have been perfect so I didn't expect anything less with this release. But was majorly disappointed with mine :( feel happier now I've got my money back though :)

Edited by Layolachi, 03 January 2014 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:17 PM ( #19 )

I've been running mine since the 19th of december, and I really really like the gameplay, but the screen is ruining it for me ༼;´༎ຶ ۝ ༎ຶ༽. I have been running it for one of the longest times on the forum and I haven't got used to the screen. I can read text and play games with no problems, but I can't see the character I have unless I'm standing directly next to the sun. I have the contrast on 1.

 

I love the games, the characters, the growth, the characters, the happiness and hunger system. But I don't like the screen =o=

 

Mine also came filthy, I had to wipe it with a damp cloth for about 15 minutes before I'd got all the dirt off, and there was dirt under all the recesses in the shell >n<.

 

I've been trying to convince my friends to buy one since its release, because it was a pleasure to run, but for how much it costs and for how recent it is I wouldn't say its worth it @n@


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:24 PM ( #20 )

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=RcOZyoNj3ZU

Video I shot before I went to take it back. Can just about see the specks of dust behind the screen, there was also like a smear but the camera didn't pick it up. The scratch near the A button you can deffo see the scratch there, which I realised are actually on the surface, and there's a small one near the B button which I don't know if the camera picked up and one just past the C. There were scuffs on the silver edging and where the faceplate was obviously connected to the actual body there was like a nasty cheap looking bit.

But like I said. For the right price I'd deffo get another one and put up with all this. :) so don't be completely put off. Cos I'm not saying it's a bad toy. Just quality lacks a little impo :)

Edited by Layolachi, 03 January 2014 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:28 PM ( #21 )

Is it... Hard to see because of the greyscale rendered background? It seems like that plays a big part in the issue

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:36 PM ( #22 )

It's not so much the greyscale as it is just overcrowding on the home screen...too much stuff going on. Also the fact that the screen is recessed means not a lot of light can get in so it's harder to see for that reason as well. With the adult characters it's not as bad though since they're much bigger sprites.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:39 PM ( #23 )

Yeah I bet on paper it seemed like a good idea to make a bnw tama that sorta has the appearance of the color ones only to find out that sort of combination is just hard to see :/ that major resessed screen man. Someone needs to mod a backlight into it lol..

Thanks for the video, op, it really shows a good idea of what to expect out of the product !

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:51 PM ( #24 )

Someone on Tama Zone actually did mod it to have a backlight!! It looks amazing, check it out: http://tama-zone.com...topic=26626&hl=
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:17 PM ( #25 )

Sakura - oh Geeze when it hits retail stores I'm so doing that with some old cell phone screens I have ! Sorry that was a bit off topic

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:38 PM ( #26 )

I'm glad other's have mentioned the cracked faceplates. I first got a purple Friends (The IDL shell) and noticed a crack right of the A button. Didn't think much of it as thought it may have been broken through my other halfs fault (Last minute X-mas shopping, loads of bags etc).

Then I got myself a blue one and noticed the same flaw, only to notice a crack also appeared by the B button after a day or two of normal use.

 

Also, with the blue one only, the paint about the silver rim of the faceplate wears off. I have bad circulation and my hands are constantly cold and don't sweat ... yet playing with the Tama the silver paint came off the friend onto my fingers.

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:58 PM ( #27 )

I had a normal, white with colorful animal print TF and there could be seen some flaws on the side. A nick, or however is that called...



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:13 PM ( #28 )

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=RcOZyoNj3ZU

Video I shot before I went to take it back. Can just about see the specks of dust behind the screen, there was also like a smear but the camera didn't pick it up. The scratch near the A button you can deffo see the scratch there, which I realised are actually on the surface, and there's a small one near the B button which I don't know if the camera picked up and one just past the C. There were scuffs on the silver edging and where the faceplate was obviously connected to the actual body there was like a nasty cheap looking bit.

But like I said. For the right price I'd deffo get another one and put up with all this. :) so don't be completely put off. Cos I'm not saying it's a bad toy. Just quality lacks a little impo :)

 

Don't worry, I'm not put off at all! It's your opinion and that's fine.

And, it is kinda true how there's dirt in the back. But I just ignore it. I like this new Tamagotchi, especially how the brand returned! And that's OK.

Maybe there will be a next wave of designs and features... (Ex: TF Deluxe)

-Tamacass


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:33 PM ( #29 )

i plan on trying to get some glow in the dark tape for the back ground on this tamagotchi friends, i hope i succeed and ill let everyone know but ATM i have a review video for the marriage if anyone wants to see what features it has for it, its kinda different from any of the other ones i think its cute ^.^

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=LTS7cZh4WfU


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:52 PM ( #30 )

You know Odds, I'm pretty sure TF doesn't have a paper on the back at all, it has an entirely different type of a screen, so not sure if the tape would work...


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:31 PM ( #31 )

Scratches? Those actually look more like cracks. Not sure if from putting them together, or if a distributor packaged them, then set something heavy on the boxes which smashed the Tamas. But I don't know, maybe the camera + lighting is making them look worse than in person.

 

Debris under the screen can and does happen. Even older Tamas can get it even brand new, I've had it happen with all sorts of brand new pets, not just Tamas. Things fly around in the warehouses, so it's unavoidable.

 

Contrast can be adjusted, but also remember that everyone's eyes are different; what seems clear to one isn't to another. These types of screens never bothered me TOO much, but I can understand the concerns. (Actually in all honesty the screen of the Pocket Designer hurts my eyes because of a lot of clashing colors--certain colors actually irritate my eyes.)



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:45 AM ( #32 )

I honestly do not understand the complaints about the screen at all. It looks perfectly fine to me. I guess people are too used to staring at iPads and game consoles or something. I have bad lighting in my room; just an old lamp in the corner but the screen is still normal. :/


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 07:28 AM ( #33 )

...I don't own an iPad (I do own a tablet but I almost don't use it) and I rarely use consoles. Most people who own a Tama Go say that it has a better screen than Tamagotchi Friends, and i'd say that maybe your version isn't faulty, but carol repeatedly said that it's hard to see the screen herself, and you have her TF. I guess not all people just see it.

I guess it's mainly overcrowding on the screen+the characters are too detailed and shaded- not a bad thing, but it makes them harder to see.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:51 AM ( #34 )

I don't get why Bandai Uk can't release some of the colour versions they released in Japan  :angry:


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