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441. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 17:21 BST
^ There probably are, but one can still be rightfully disappointed if one of their favorite services (in this case, Virtual Console) doesn't regularly release games anymore.
I've posted this elsewhere, but you know how many VC games we've gotten this year in the U.S.? 19. That's... alarmingly low.
Edited on Mon 12th July, 2010 @ 17:22 by speedyboris
442. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 17:39 BST
@RelevantLatty: Exactly. Try a new game if you "must" have your fix.
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443. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 18:01 BST
Granted, I've got plenty of games to play, and I'm playing them. I'm also still EXTREMELY disappointed with the way NOA's handling the VC lately. RIGHT when I come to terms with the crappy biweekly setup, they skip a week again. COME ON, PEOPLE! They rarely release anything I want to begin with, but like BassX0, I'd rather they released SOMETHING than nothing at all.
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444. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 18:11 BST
I STILL can't understand why people get upset over this.
There is only a finite quality of decent standard games that are going to shift enough to make it turn a decent return.This is why the number of VC releases is diminishing.
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445. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 18:16 BST
6 months of token VC releases of titles I wouldn't buy vs 1 VC game a month with one good one, I'd take the one a month, I just don't get how people would be happy with artificially swamping VC for the sake of it, sure every not so good game has at least a few fans, I'd love Bank Panic for example, even if its unlikely to appear in any video game top list, but I don't see the logic in Nintendo putting their effort into such a thing, when like it or not, wiiware is doing so well, can't see the situation changing anytime soon, unless more developers sign up to VC.
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446. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 22:49 BST
I swear, the quantity is going down faster and faster and the quality does not make up for it.
447. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 22:52 BST
Hopefully Ufouria will come next week. I've been waiting for that one.
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448. Posted: Mon 12th Jul 2010 23:00 BST
Arghhh! I will assault whoever decides when VC is released with cherry rhubarb pie!
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449. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 05:25 BST
I used to be a huge fan of the VC. I supported it when they were releasing 3 games a week. I defended them when they dropped down to 2 games a week. When they dropped down to 1 a week, I still blindly defended them. I listened to other people's criticism of how Nintendo was handling the VC, but I still stuck up for Nintendo. Finally, it hit me. Why am I still defending Nintendo? It IS pathetic how they are handling the VC. 1 game a month? They might as well just discontinue the service. The last game I bought was Rondo of Blood, and unless they release some magical game, it's gonna stay that way. And this is coming from someone who has spent probably around 200 bucks or more on VC and WiiWare games. Nintendo really is shunning the fans of the VC. So any extra money I have that would have gone towards the VC, is going towards buying retro games. And as soon as I get a PS3 or 360 (still haven't decided what I want), it will be going to their downloadable services.
450. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 05:34 BST
@Brooks83: I totally agree with ya. The VC is the biggest reason I bought the Wii before a PS3 or 360. I wish Nintendo would at least say why they are not releasing as many VC games. I mean is it a licensing thing??? Was sales for VC games so low that they maybe thought that releasing one a month was better? Nintendo owes us at least an explanation.
I mean I just got the 1989 TMNT Arcade game and TMNT: Turtles in Time from the XBLA. TMNT: Arcade came out on the NES and Turtles in Time came out on Super NES so why dont they have those on the VC. I'd rather give my money to Nintendo than Microsoft but if Nintendo is going the route they are with the VC, I just might have to.
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451. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:48 BST
It looks like we won't be getting a new Nintendo console at least up until early 2012. That's around 80 weeks left of possible VC games - probably more like 120 if it releases in Holiday 2012.
There's no way that Nintendo has 80 first-party NES, SNES, or N64 games left to release (please prove me wrong ). In order for them to release a game every week, they need steady support from third-parties, and from what I've heard the VC isn't very profitable for them. I think it's apparent that as of late, Nintendo likes releasing their big-name VC games on holidays. We got Mario Tennis around the 4th of July, and Super Mario Kart and Pilotwings last Christmas.
Discontinuing the service would be stupid. There's a lot of good games already available, and most I haven't even been able to buy yet for lack of cash.
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452. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 16:56 BST
No VC release this week?
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453. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 17:37 BST
The lack of releases is only one complaint in my overall dissatisfaction with Nintendo's handling of the VC. Honestly, if they wouldn't keep us in the dark about everything VC releated, I probably wouldn't be that upset. Why the secrecy? It's been that way since the beginning.
454. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 22:33 BST
I STILL can't understand why people get upset over this.There is only a finite quality of decent standard games that are going to shift enough to make it turn a decent return.This is why the number of VC releases is diminishing.
Because some of us purchased a Wii primarily for Virtual Console games. Think of it is this way, say you purchased a Wii for Nintendo's killer first party titles, but 3 years in Nintendo of America suddenly decides to release only 2 first party titles a year. While Japan is off playing Super Mario Galaxy 2, US gamers would have to wait full year just for it to be released here. I think a lot people would be outraged and might even sell their Wii's, don't you? It's the same general idea. And it's not like there's no good games left to be released on the service. Most of the 3rd parties still have quality games in the vaults. Even Nintendo themselves still have some excellent games. Star Fox and Yoshi's Island being the 2 major ones of course. And what about Donkey Kong 64? Surely that could and should be released.
I was just beginning to accept this biweekly crap, as awful as it was, but now they go and pull this. Not cool at all. I can only hope they'll release 2 VC games next Monday to make up for this, but I'm dreaming really.
455. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 22:40 BST
Effort? Please man... It doesn't take Nintendo of America a lot of "effort" to put old games on VC. If anything, it takes a lot more effort to have new games developed for WiiShovelWare and DSiWare. Sure, they have to arrange deals with the 3rd party developers of these games, but that's not THAT difficult. Most 3rd parties love reselling these old games all over again. It's PURE PROFIT. It's just NOA being lazy, plain and simple. They simply don't care that us retro gamers are mighty pissed. They'll just continue hawking out their WiiWare crap week after week month after month whether we want it or not.
456. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 22:45 BST
Vio any argument I could make would obviously fall on deaf ears where your concerned, wiiware isn't all shovelware anymore than 360 is all FPS, I really think some peoples expectations of what Nintendo can bring to VC are kind of unrealistic, 1 VC game a month is hardly the biggest outrage in the world.
457. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 23:05 BST
Let's get real here. Out of the nearly 250 WiiWare games available, only about 50 are worth getting. And that number is probably being generous. As I mentioned above, the simple fact that they are now releasing 1 game a month isn't my only complaint. Other than throwing the roms up every Monday and issuing a press release, they have put very little effort into the service. They have barely advertised the service. They never do anything promotion wise to get interest in the service, such as contests, sales, etc. other than the Sega sales, but I have a feeling that was more Sega's doing than Nintendos. They haven't even updated the look of the VC since it first launched. Normally that would fall under the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" category, but it's not like they are doing anything else with it.
And what I find most offensive of all, is why they won't just tell us what is going on. They treat the VC like it's some sort of big secret. How about letting us know what games are gonna come out soon? It's been a guessing game more or less this whole time. People say that the VC isn't as profitable as it once was, and that that is why they aren't focusing on it as much. Well that may be true, but it's really all just speculation. Nintendo doesn't say ANYTHING regarding the VC, how well it's doing, what it's future plans with the service are, etc. They are keeping the fans of the VC in the dark. I've been a loyal VC fan since the beginning (I've been on this site since 2007) and like other people here the VC was a huge selling point for the Wii to me. I don't expect Nintendo to throw out every game ever made on the VC next week, but as someone who has spent a lot of money on the VC, I'd like to see Nintendo at least have the decency to not keep me in the dark. And until then, I'll get my retro video game fix some other way.
Edited on Tue 13th July, 2010 @ 23:10 by brooks83
458. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 23:15 BST
Another week, another missed opportunity.
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459. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 23:27 BST
I agree that Nintendo has not done nearly enough to promote the service. Why can't they give away some points like with dsiware? The 500 point cards with big games at gamestop was a small step in that direction.
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460. Posted: Tue 13th Jul 2010 23:29 BST
Looks like NOA broke their pattern they've been following this summer.
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