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Topic: Anyone else a little....deflated?

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hailsanta

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I have been pretty excited about wii u for a year. so much mystery around it. speculation was on the rise about this grand reveal at e3 2012. sure enough, it was less than stellar. i went from "i should irresponsibly buy a wii u at launch" to "i should probably wait a year two and just milk the 3ds for a while" in a matter of 10 minutes. that is quite a strange feeling to have about a NINTENDO CONSOLE. this will mark the very first time i've gone "meh" about the new nintendo. obviously their fanbase has shifted to a more broad audience (as has the video game industry in general) so i understand trying to appeal to more types of gamers. but the fact that there was a major lack of first party titles starring either brand new ip's or the characters we all love, is a shifting point for the company and the brand. pikmin 3 looks amazing. but TWO new super mario bros games? no thank you. no dk, no kirby, no fox, no samus, no fzero, no link. baffling. this is absolutely going to be their most disappointing launch to date. i'm sure the games will come. but i feel like they will be few and far between. i could go on and on. i'll leave youn with this
e3 1996:
mario 64
mario kart 64
pilotwings 64
goldeneye
shadows of the empire
turok
the list goes on

e3 2012:
pikmin 3
new super mario bros u
some fitness game for grannies
some singing game for young girls
launch software that is pretty much wii play with different mini games

when the going gets tough, and the stomach acids flow.....

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Gamesake

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hailsanta wrote:

this will mark the very first time i've gone "meh" about the new nintendo.

You get used to it.

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hailsanta

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i sure hope so. this is nintendo's phantom menace for sure

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Ryno

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I am a little deflated I suppose. I don't care about Pikmin and I don't have Mario mania like the rest of the world, and mini games are not my style. No game was shown that got me counting down the days though I admit there is still time.

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Reala

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Wasn't all that hyped for wii u to begin and E3 hasn't done anything to change that really still too early to write it off but not blown away so far.

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Bass_X0

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And yet 2012's list of games will likely sell more than those announced in 1996.

Not enjoyed more. Just sell more. There won't be the jaw-dropping first time experience with Super Mario 64.

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hailsanta

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Bass_X0 wrote:

And yet 2012's list of games will likely sell more than those announced in 1996.

Not enjoyed more. Just sell more. There won't be the jaw-dropping first time experience with Super Mario 64.

this.

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NintyMan

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The only thing I set myself up for was a new WarioWare, and Game & Wario settled that. Otherwise, I tried not to raise expectations too high, as doing so only leads to disappointment.

However, the Wii U launch line-up is very convincing just for its sheer size.

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Xiao_Pai

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Not really....I'm more excited for the 3DS this year anyways....definitely getting Pikmin 3 though....and I'm keeping my eye on P-100.

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It is what it is. I was keeping somewhat modest about it. The people who are complaining or really dissatisfied are the ones with high expectations. E3 isn't even over yet. Hell, it's only June. There's still TGS and other shows and announcements later down the line this year.

That's what happens when you add optimism in your life.

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FOREST_RANGER

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Well, the conference was a bit lacklustre compared to the unveiling of the Wii, but the Wii U will have more games than the Wii in the long term.

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Mk_II

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dont forget that when the N64 finally arrived there were only three launch games IIRC. And im sure Nintendo did not show all their cards, they've got more games in development

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RevolverLink

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Well, you could have turned off the TV after they stopped talking about Pikmin 3 and you really wouldn't have missed much of anything.

Which is really strange for a year when a company is supposed to be showcasing their brand new, upcoming home console.

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GreenDream

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I'm seriously beginning to wonder if EA and Ubisoft paid Nintendo to have more presence in Nintendo's presentation. Whoever planned and managed the budget for this year's presentation for Nintendo seems like they were "bought out". Microsoft and Sony's E3 presentations are "impersonal", and Nintendo's presentations seem to have been influenced from their competitors, from the perspective of this 90's kid.

The manufacturer shows are supposed to be all about exciting announcements of top-notch products and brief explanations of tech, using a unique presentation that utilizes aspects of game design. A good example of this actually existed in the beginning of today's show, even if it was a bit awkward. It's just that most of today's show should have been saved for tomorrow.

I enjoy watching Nintendo's E3 presentations for their unusual diversity and whimsy. In E3 2010, they didn't need to hire 50+ women to strap on a 3DS so the audience could play with them, but that certainly put a big grin on my face. Today's Pikmin 3 reveal also did, without a massive payroll. I'd like to see more of that, and less of the "plain" showcases of Just Dance 4 and SiNG.

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RPGShaymin

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Their E3 confrence was on impossibly high hopes.

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Deflated? No Underwhelmed? Yes. Now I have had time to think about it it isn't even the fact that the games they concentrated on either looked pretty poor and/or was already known about. No the problem I have is that the uses of the new controller were so poor. i basically got maps,inventory,maps,look through the screen to look around the TV screen (err my eyes can already do this), err maps and maps. whoopee. The best game they shown was probably Pikmin 3 and that has been designed to use the Wiimote/Nunchuck!! Sorry I just don't see the revolution with this Gamepad.
Nothing graphically blew me away so having a 360 why do I need a WiiU at launch. Answer - I don't (unless they surprise me with a new F-Zero!!)
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All I wanted was F-Zero.

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Capt_N

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GreenDream wrote:

I'm seriously beginning to wonder if EA and Ubisoft paid Nintendo to have more presence in Nintendo's presentation. Whoever planned and managed the budget for this year's presentation for Nintendo seems like they were "bought out". Microsoft and Sony's E3 presentations are "impersonal", and Nintendo's presentations seem to have been influenced from their competitors, from the perspective of this 90's kid.

The manufacturer shows are supposed to be all about exciting announcements of top-notch products and brief explanations of tech, using a unique presentation that utilizes aspects of game design. A good example of this actually existed in the beginning of today's show, even if it was a bit awkward. It's just that most of today's show should have been saved for tomorrow.

Their conference had a little too much birthday party vibe to me, with all the streamers, & decorations.

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I think they forgot their last game for the presentation and had to stretch the middle of it to make up for it.

This was clearly largely an attempt to show that 3rd parties are legit with Nintendo now.

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GreenDream

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Capt_N wrote:

Their conference had a little too much birthday party vibe to me, with all the streamers, & decorations.

Awww! Someone put a lot of hard work into aligning them just right, you know! :P

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