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shani

#2

shani commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@DeltaPeng
I strongly disagree! I really would've hated Nintendo if they would've postponed the release just to add some additional maps.

I assume you haven't played the demo? Because after just 3-4 games I was so hooked up, I would've even payed 60€ for ONE map.
The game didn't feel rushed at all, but rather perfect and polished like Mario Kart. I really don't get why you would need more maps at the beginning? I feel five maps are a lot, actually. Getting to know them takes time, so I guess you will be occupied with them for at least 3-4 months or even half a year. By then, there will be additional maps.
Releasing the game later just because of some dumb maps would be something a game developer in the 90's would've done. But nowadays they can just add them OTA.

Besides, it's not the maps but the game mechanics that make a game fun to play. Think about the old Counterstrike, there were different maps but everyone was playing on Dust. One of my best friends was a CS addict back then and I never even once saw him or anyone else play on another map.

Peach64

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Peach64 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@retro_player_22 They announced a port because they were working on it. Companies announce games all the time that never get finished. Even Nintendo do this. If the fuss was people being upset that it's not coming, then it's fine, but look at all the comments here saying 'People gave them money for a Wii U version', when there's no evidence of that happening at all. People gave them money for a PC version.

James_mussell98

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James_mussell98 commented on Video: These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tr...:

I hope this game comes to Europe and everywhere else. I love these games, i have the gba on my cousins tablet (as its jpn not released) plus i own the ds version and rarely play the wii version. But i will buy this day 1 when it hits Europe.

gregrout

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gregrout commented on Don't Starve: Giant Edition:

It's May 27th 2015. Nintendo is running a "buy one get a free copy promotion" but you can't buy the game through the eshop...

Peach64

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Peach64 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@McoobabWATP Yeah, they've clearly been working on a Wii U version, so that's why the logo was on trailers and stuff. This guy is saying that nobody gave them money based on it coming to Wii U, as the originally crowd funding was to raise money for a PC version only. Seriously, yet to find anyone that backed this and only wants a Wii U copy. The outrage is not coming from backers. Nobody has been short-changed.

4stringsteve

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4stringsteve commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Man I cant wait to jump on the online once this game releases. Of course thats if I survive the amiibo madness the night before lol.

aaronsullivan

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aaronsullivan commented on Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This ...:

@rjejr There is a sidebar showing news stories that are being shared the most on Facebook (desktop web page). Splatoon popped up there for me, but it seems to have dropped off now. But that means it was in the top ten at least. It may have actually hit top 3. Because I noticed it off to the side before expanding the section on the web page.

ultraraichu

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ultraraichu commented on Pokémon Shuffle Brings Major Changes in Versi...:

I never used the home button cheat so I would of never known unless someone told me, but I am liking the heart update since I can also stock hearts obtained from Streetpass. Granted I tried it when I already have 5 hearts in the first segment, have to test it again when I don't.

^ I never had that problem on mine 3DS or my friends', so that's new to me.

Shiryu

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Shiryu commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Reznor52 I will remain disciplined, I will hold onto the Wii U till the very last day. One home console per generation. Yes, I will miss out on a lot of games, but it will allow me to have a complete collection and have more free time to make music. This whole affair is incredibly distasteful, I don't like to feel like a second class gamer just because I only own a Wii Uand episodes like this one just make me sad, but unbroken because I know it's all money , marketing and strategy talking big on their side.

DeltaPeng

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DeltaPeng commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Zapkido No, you can't do the 'standard' multiplayer offline/locally as those are for 8 players (team battle of 4v4).

They do have a 2 player local, target practice kind of game that can be played, but the core multiplayer will be online.

Zapkido

#21

Zapkido commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

This game does have offline multiplayer in the same ways offered online, right? Like, say, you can play modes that are available online but locally with multiple people? Sorry if it was mentioned in the review, I may have missed it.

aaronsullivan

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aaronsullivan commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@rjejr
Aw I was at an interview and missed all the fun.
I am, however, shocked, SHOCKED that you spelled valedictorian correctly.

I'm gonna make a go of picking this up at Target early morning Friday. Amiibo and all. My daughter has a birthday coming up and there are grandparents and family who might want to get it for her. Really, I want it, but, you know, gotta keep the spending tight.

Personally, I like the hype and fun of supporting a game I really like (so far) and want to be in on the underdog Nintendo story here with this bright, original game. Want to reward Nintendo for thinking outside of the box and get those young upstarts some success and recognition within that company.

And I'm only saving $4 from the pre-order card and the usual 5% discount.

I might sell the squirt gun on eBay. :P

luke17

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luke17 commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Very disappointing that it doesn't track anything besides experience and rank. I would like some more advanced stats such as #of splats, #times splatted, weapon stats, etc. etc.

AJWolfTill

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AJWolfTill commented on Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoo...:

Won't the Inkling amiibo be quite easy to trace? If we see large numbers appearing in one place and the largest game retailer in the country is not getting any further shipments this could give them away if they are not careful right? Wow cool would it be if there plan was foiled by the Amiibo : P

zool

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zool commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Nico07 hi, the reviews that have given a score range from 70 to 9O%, so 80 is a good average. But I guess Nintendo Life will score closet to 90%, unless they withhold the score for a month until a good test has been done.

I don't play much online stuff, so for me the off line gaming is what counts.

TheRaginSteak

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TheRaginSteak commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

I was fortunate to get my copy today, along with the squid amiibo. The game is pretty great, it's super fluid to move around and the controls are fantastic (I'm not looking forward to going back to shooters on my PS4 and trying to use the splatoon control scheme). There is nothing that I really don't like about this game, except for the lack of a variety of weapons in the single player without amiibo DLC. Anyway, if you see it for £30 or less, buy it. I still think it's worth £40, but hasn't got as many modes as I would like - just turf war and single player isn't enoigh currently.

DeltaPeng

#34

DeltaPeng commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@shani Free maps/modes are not bad, but the issue I have is that the game should primarily be online play, and based on that I -feel- the game should have been more developed in terms of online content (namely, more maps). The single player does look quite good in terms of polish and design, but it's really like training for online play (so says my competitive gamer-self :p).

It makes the game feel rushed, and my main concern is that people will get bored of the few maps offered too quickly and leave. Also questions on whether it is worth the value to pay full price, though pretty much everything else about the game looks great and polished. The game is a must buy for me because of its fun and polish, but the question for the consumer is at what price and when. I argued in earlier Splatoon forum topics that it should be cheaper to start, to garner support and ensure that online matches would be easy to make (as this game requires 8 players, as opposed to Smash which can initiate games with as little as 2 players).

Nintendo Everything has a good video review and opinions on the pacing of the content/map_change, if you want to check that out.
http://nintendoeverything.com/review-splatoon/

For Nintendo, the other alternative though could be to have waited until August to release a fuller version of the game, but then, that would mean the summer game time for all students was pretty much lost, so it does seem better to release now rather than later.

Yes, more stages and modes are on the way and they do look like they'll add good replay value, but per stages, I don't see why there couldn't have been more variety regardless (more development focus, or ...). They could create Prototype stages and even label them as such (and, based on popularity, decide whether to polish and release it officially). Yeah, they won't have the depth and Nintendo polish of the stages they have now, but creating say a simple square/rectangle room that is ~large and completely open would give variety and change up gameplay (this would become more of a battle stage, with sneak attacks harder but more rewarding to pull off).

@Reznor52 The duration of Online Support for this game would probably depend on how popular the game is. If everyone kept playing it for years on end, Nintendo may keep it going, though they'd probably need to introduce paid DLC to get income to keep the servers running for the game. Presumably this game will not be backwards compatible on NX (depends on features), so that could affect it's online support, but so far Smash Bros U is popular online, and I've never really had trouble finding matches (and it's been out for a good while). Since they are both on the WiiU, if Smash keeps it's online support for a lengthy time, I can see Splatoon remaining as well.

Ruthven

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Ruthven commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

All props to Nintendo for actually getting the **FIRST** Humble Console Bundle out the door, even if it does have a few limitations. :)
I will forever be eternally optimistic that they can do the same for other regions (inc AU/NZ) in the near future!!
(I'm almost temped to purchase just because its Nintendo, even though I cant use it ;) )

Reznor52

#38

Reznor52 commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@Shiryu I feel discontent with their comments as well. I personally feel if they really wanted to get this on the wii u they could. I wouldn't even care if they lowered the specs. With that said, it's a bit unnerving with the whole "we'll probably wait for the next gen Nintendo console". It's comments and articles like these that push me more and more to the idea of purchasing a ps4. Doesn't help most of my friends have one. I love my wii u but it's starting to get to a point where I feel I'm missing out on too many next gen games...

MJKOP

#39

MJKOP commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

I think this is fantastic, I actually never knew what the heck a humble bundle was.... but I do now lol. I'd love to take part myself and hopefully some day I'll see it in my region. Well done to everyone paying a little bit extra, and fair play to anyone getting some really good games for next to nothing!

Laxeybobby

#40

Laxeybobby commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

I find it hard to believe that with so little information surrounding two letters 'NX' that the assumption is that this is a new console.
I'm sure I read somewhere that Nintendo's future outlook was for a handheld and home console that works together and the duel screen handheld formula will not be used in the next handheld.
Maybe the 'NX' is a cross device operating system that would run on console, handheld and mobile? Not hardware at all?
The fact is until Nintendo make a detailed public announcement no one will know for sure and those that do know are so tied down with legal non disclosure agreements that you'll never know that they know.

Reznor52

#43

Reznor52 commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@hYdeks exactly, as much fun as it is playing Mario kart 8 and smash bros wii u online it is a bit unnerving knowing the possibility of a new Nintendo console on the horizon and seeing how quickly Nintendo discarded the original wii's online play. I don't want to buy a game that'll have a one to two year lifespan via online community. I also don't care for the in your face kid like theme. Overall I still really enjoyed the online beta and will strongly consider buying it but I think it's worth investing in games that'll have reply value outside of online play specially for the wii u with the unfortunate possibility of a new Nintendo console coming within the next year or two.....

Reznor52

#44

Reznor52 commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@hYdeks exactly, as much fun as it is playing Mario kart 8 and smash bros wii u online it is a bit unnerving knowing the possibility of a new Nintendo console on the horizon and seeing how quickly Nintendo discarded the original wii's online play. I don't want to buy a game that'll have a one to two year lifespan via online community. I also don't care for the in your face kid like theme. Overall I still really enjoyed the online beta and will strongly consider buying it but I think it's worth investing in games that'll have reply value outside of online play specially for the wii u with the unfortunate possibility of a new Nintendo console coming within the next year or two.....

tlegg

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tlegg commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units i...:

I apologise I have been annoyed at the fact that the humble bundle first console release has been disappointing I am annoyed because really this is a big deal and it's been held back by one of the stupidest things that nintendo done and continues to do.