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Ootfan98

#1

Ootfan98 commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

@TheRealThanos was there fogging in 16 bit games? I don't remember.
I remember n64 Top Gear Rally and Toruk being very foggy, and Saturn being the pop up era (although I don't know the Sega Rally conversion)

@Kirk With regards to field of vision, I've never heard this complaint before, I personally have never thought about it before. It's a fair point, but I don't think that is down to Technical limitations of the Wii U

Platypus101

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Platypus101 commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@XCWarrior with all due respect (to both of you as well as the Japanese culture) that we all have to remember that this is still a Japanese company. They will not tolerate a big shake up, regardless of how much money is to be made... It's just not their way. They will more than likely pick from their ranks and "steer the course" as it were. 😕

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@XCWarrior
Doesn't matter.

Money is money, regardless of how they made it.

And amiibo, again, was a result of Iwata.

The people who were calling for him to step down only did so impulsively. Neglecting the successful turnaround of Wii when he took over after Gamecube, ignoring success of DS, ignoring success of 3DS, and ignoring the success of amiibo.

One bad selling console and all the other record breakers mean nothing to those people. Those calls were ignorant, and they see now that EVEN with one of their worst selling consoles, Iwata still knew how to turn it into a profit.

The next guy could ruin the company for all anyone knows.

Dr_Corndog

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Dr_Corndog commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

Wow. No local tourneys? No proper trees in custom tourneys? Looks like this tourney update was definitely not worth the wait.

Guess we'll be sticking to pen-and-paper for all our tourneys. But hey, that's what we've been doing since Smash 64.

firstnesfan

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firstnesfan commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

@Kirk I can agree with most of your argument, however, stating that ZombiU in anyway pushed the Wiiu on a graphical level is plain comical. I would go as far as to say that the graphics in ZombiU are barely bett er than Resident Evil 4 for Gamecube. Even Metroid Prime looks better than ZombiU. I thoroughly enjoyed ZombiU and my only issues with it were the glitches, the under par graphics and the lack of consistency with the cricket bat damage. I had a game breaking glitch right at the end of the game on my first playthrough and the cricket bat would explode a Zombies head in one hit sometimes while taking as much as 8 hits on another. Oh and the glitch I experienced was not being able to use manholes after I dow load/uploaded the cure at the end of the game and died.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@XCWarrior
I don't think they're "happy Iwata kicked the bucket".

I think they're "happy Nintendo made a lot of money, even more than expected. And that was under Iwata's leadership.

If what you're saying we're true, it would have happened when the news broke of his death, not news of Nintendo's large profits.

TheRealThanos

#12

TheRealThanos commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

@bezerker99 You should probably be able to pick it up for around ten bucks now, which in my humble opinion is definitely worth it. The graphics may not be the best on the Wii U, but it is definitely one of the few games on the Wii U that makes good use of the GamePad, in versatile ways that really add to the experience, if you really take the time to get into it. And local multiplayer "King of Zombies" is great fun...

XCWarrior

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XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@TheRealThanos I get what you are saying, but I"m saying things are going to be different in 2016 once the successor is named. Unless they name some old timer that likes things the old way, but he'd probably be a stop gap.

I'm going with my eyes on this. During the DS era, if I went to an event, I saw like a dozen kids playing their DS at it. Now, out of 12 kids, 11 are playing on their smart phone, maybe one with a DS. If I'm lucky that 1 kid will have a 3DS.

Iwata's passing is going to speed up a pretty big shift in Nintendo. Will it be good or bad? I dunno. But it's going to be big, and his death accelerated that change in my mind.

I almost forgot about Quality of Life. And now that we know about Iwata's health problems, he was the forerunner on that. I don't expect that to survive long without him at the helm... again unless the person taking over has a very similar mindset.

BlueBlurIxM

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BlueBlurIxM commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

The point that you have to wait long for the 1on1 is a negative and a positive aspect at the same time. It makes it exciting because you don't want to get kicked out, but also frustrating if you get kicked out and have to wait ages to participate on a 1on1 again.
Actually like a real tournament. lol ^^

What actually annoys me is that there's no Sudden Death... A lot of players just camp out the remaining time. The one with the lower damage wins. Yeah, great!

Uzuki

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Uzuki commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

@CrazyMetroid Normally I would agree about the whining, but in this case I have to agree with the majority here. If you can't CUSTOMIZE a CUSTOMIZABLE TOURNAMENT then what's the point of going through all this? I appreciate Nintendo for continuing to add new things to the game, but that doesn't mean all of the things they add are perfect and I have to like them the way they are. If we use that mind set then I guess it's okay with Ubisoft or EA adding new updates to their games that constantly break the game or are just awful, but we can't complain because it's free.

TheRealThanos

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TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@XCWarrior That's not what I implied, I just thought that saying it like you did was rude, and I don't think people were relieved that because of his passing, someone else would take his place.
As far as stockholders are concerned, @Platypus101 already correctly explained that, so their influence would literally be null and void, since any idiot with a single share could voice his or her opinion, but that isn't going to change one iota in the way things are done by Nintendo's management.
I could copy/paste some relevant articles that I found earlier with conclusive info on that while I was looking for that TechCrunch interview that I quoted, but it's very well documented so you can easily find the exact story online for yourself.
As for the mobile games: in partnership with DeNA, there are only 5 games planned in total, until 2017. And only one will be released this year.
So yeah: I will definitely be surprised if that changes, since they need all their efforts to make both the NX and the Quality of Life project a success. It is true that once things are up and running on mobile, they will only act as advisers, but to get things started, they would have to get involved to set things up right and that is why only a modest amount of mobile games will be released.
The only reason for me NOT being surprised to see more mobile Nintendo games would be if they are going to be really successful in that area and then it would of course be very stupid not to capitalize upon that success.

Senario

#18

Senario commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

Hmm I don't play Smash 4 in tournament but the lack of double elimination sounds bad. In general I don't think Nintendo understands the simple tournament rules set up by the community. They are important because the consensus is that some things like items are way too unbalancing and having only single elimination eliminates the consistency in tournament results because even top players drop games to other top players in any competitive game. Having a double elimination with loser's bracket just makes for a better tournament.

The mode was already on bad ground for being only online with lag. A shame there is no simple double elimination local tournament option for organization.

XCWarrior

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XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Th...:

@TheRealThanos You act like I wanted him gone.

Stockholders want to make money. That's why they have stock in the company. Nintendo did not make money for 3 years. When that happens, stockholders want changes made.

I'm sure on the outside they were sad, but on the inside they were like, "Finally, we get somebody in there who will go mobile." Yes, Iwata was making the steps toward mobile, but they had, what 2 games planned for this year? Don't be shocked if in 2016 we see a LOT more production and energy sources go toward mobile vs their handhelds/consoles.

EngieBengie

#28

EngieBengie commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

@Wolfgabe Tournaments have always been like that. Yet again Nintendo does it's own thing when people just outrighted wanted simple 1v1 Tournaments. Less people not being satisfied and more Nintendo screwing up yet again when people told them what they wanted straight to their face. How could you screw up when people tell you outright what they want?

TheRealThanos

#30

TheRealThanos commented on Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To...:

@antonvaltaz I already knew that they self-published a lot. I've been a long time Team17 fan and I have nearly all their games, and still own several Amiga computers. (A500, A500+, A1200 and CD32)
You are right about some games being developed by others, but the Alien Breed series, Body Blows series, Full Contact, Project-X, F17 Challenge, Arcade Pool, ATR: All-Terrain Racing and Superfrog were all developed (and published) by Team17 themselves.
EDIT:
Just looked it up to make sure I didn't shoot myself in the foot there... ;)

wisdomsprince

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wisdomsprince commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

@Wolfgabe Usually I could agree but don't promote it as a tournament when it's clearly not. This is not what anyone means when they think of a tournament. It's pretty much an improved online because now at least you can have custom matches with people but it's certainly not a tournament (other than the Regular ones that only Nintendo can create)

wisdomsprince

#37

wisdomsprince commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

@ThomasBW84 Not just 1v1. Tourney mode should be exactly like "Regular Tourneys". Period. Why in the world would they think people wouldn't want to create their own regular tournaments? Nintendo is always defining their features by what they can't do. In a week from now we'll be talking about some obvious feature they left out of private Splatoon battles. I love Nintendo but far too often I'm wishing their games had the features of the other system with the gameplay and other benefits of being a Nintendo game.

wisdomsprince

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wisdomsprince commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

I had this message in another thread but it's worth repeating:

The tournament mode truly does leave much to be desired. Basically tourney mode should be "Regular Tourneys" created by users. It's not that the other modes are horrible but without the ability to create Regular bracket based elimination tournaments this update is always going to be remembered for what you can't do. I don't know what goes on in those dev meetings. "Nah, people don't want to create regular tourneys. They'd rather wait 30 minutes for a Nintendo made tourney to start"

Iggly

#41

Iggly commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

I tried a few tourneys and well... they weren't so great. First one said I got timed out even though I won while I get utterly destroyed for the other two tourneys I joined since there never seems to be any open tourneys where customs are disabled. I guess I'll just stick with the offline and Splatoon. :P

wisdomsprince

#42

wisdomsprince commented on Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now ...:

The tournament mode truly does leave much to be desired. Basically tourney mode should be "Regular Tourneys" created by users. It's not that the other modes are horrible but without the ability to create Regular bracket based elimination tournaments this update is always going to be remembered for what you can't do. I don't know what goes on in those dev meetings. "Nah, people don't want to create regular tourneys. They'd rather wait 30 minutes for a Nintendo made tourney to start"

TheRealThanos

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TheRealThanos commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

@Kirk Well, I can't do anything but agree with your elaborate explanation of the field of view changes, so I stand corrected on that part.
But as a Resident Evil purist, I strongly feel that we mustn't touch upon its control mechanics: that's utter blasphemy! :P
So, should I get from your arguments that you didn't like the original Resi games?
Of course I agree with you that, like the field of view, it was by and large more of a technical shortcoming, but (as with many technical shortcomings throughout the existence of game consoles/platforms) more often than not, programmers found interesting and/or ingenious ways to use them in such a way that they could implement them in games to add to the experience. That's obviously besides the fact that not everyone was equally enthusiastic about it all the time, as our disagreement on the Resi control scheme clearly illustrates. To me, not being able to immediately get away from the zombies was indeed an added value where tension/fear was concerned.
And as a programmer yourself, you probably also know about a lot more of these tricks to either hide or incorporate technical shortcomings into games. (fog levels in 16 bit racing games, anyone?)