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Sat 10th August, 2013

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3MonthBeef commented on Feature: The Castlevania That Konami Doesn't W...:

"according to its [Lords of Shadow] publisher, is the best-selling entry in bloodline's long and illustrious history."

This has to be put in serious perspective. Lords of Shadow was sold across two platforms. Meanwhile Castlevania: Lament of Innocence was only on the PS2 and sold nearly as many copies as LoS on PS3.

LoS Xbox: 580k
LoS PS3: 950k

CV:LoI (PS2): 940k



3MonthBeef commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@Tritonus Its really their only move.

Now there will be a segment of gamers who are going to wait till winter before deciding which version to get,, but they are in the minority. Most people will almost instinctively go for the low hanging fruit and game on the 3DS.

The smaller still patient gamers will wait for the Wii U version. This might still boost some console sales but its really an additional software selling access point two for one style. Meaning selling one game on two platforms.



3MonthBeef commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@rjejr Bayonetta 2 I thought would be end of summer (Sept) time frame same as W101. WatchDogs probably the same. But all in all, yeah.... Wii U is shaping up to be a bargain bin console in the future.

But by then you know, if Nintendo adds backward compatibility to their latest console anyway it renders owning the Wii U hardware utterly meaningless.



3MonthBeef commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

@Sensei_Sendai There's no way Zelda will be out by this year, especially with Smash slated for Winter release. Monolith's X doesn't even have a launch window either.

You're looking at Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Mario Kart and maybe Smash Bros. (assuming Nintendo's definition of winter doesn't mean Jan-Feb of next like they did with DK) for this year and that's it.



3MonthBeef commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

Last direct in (I think December) was pretty standard fair. I don't expect much in big name announcements. They need to save the big news for E3. Expect a lot of digital download games, GBA on Wii U news, SSB (and that's all for Wii U). Then rest will be 3DS.



3MonthBeef commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

@XFsWorld I imagine their trying to extend the use of the gamepad. Although I must admit its kind of a weak play.

Be better if Nintendo just adopted the one ecosystem philosophy. Buy the game once and play it on anything, instead of the hoops and dart board selection process they currently have. It would be less troublesome for them on resources I think as well.



3MonthBeef commented on Images Emerge of Wii U Mario vs. Donkey Kong T...:

@Kirk And how much would you pay for this, $5, $10 even? Ok so then how will Nintendo justify $39.99 version of Mario vs Donkey and the answer is they can't. That's $15-$25 they lose out on as people will always expect the cheaper version which does not guarantee the same number of people will even buy it or garner more buyers. It would cannibalize their business.



3MonthBeef commented on How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They...:

@noctowl That's the thing I never understood about Sonic fans. Its like they all only played the first level or something and called the whole game great.

I was never into to Sonic but found S4 episode 1 to be quite entertaining, yet the fans disparaged it or at least made it out to be an okay attempt.

Now I will say the design of the Sonic franchise in general never really appealed to me — at least back then — was because I didn't like the fact I couldn't see what danger lay ahead due the screen limitation. You would think converting sonic in 3D would help this but then the problem is judging the speed at which objects headed toward you and reacting accordingly.

I forget which Sonic introduced it but the homing attack is what made the difference and Sonic 1 and 2 definitely didn't have that feature.



3MonthBeef commented on Dead Pixel Entertainment Announces Sync, A Wii...:

I get the feeling this game will be cancelled down the road. But here's to good fortune. Also, from reading about this in NintendoEverything seems like it will be more Portal with the open worldness of Metroid Prime (basically any FPS that incorporates non-linear exploration).

Portal had defined enemy (obstacles really) patterns and it sounds this game will have a similar threat of enemies. Maybe they'll add more complex enemy AI types but if they want to release it this year, don't bet on it.



3MonthBeef commented on Koji Igarashi Discusses Leaving Konami and Bei...:

Didn't turn out so well? IGA, CV:LoI sold better on the PS2 than LoS for the PS3. The ONLY reason overall sales were better for MercurySteam was because LoS was on both the PS3 and much more mature Xbox 360. I compare the games based on console availability and LoI wins in my book.



3MonthBeef commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Women have Twilight and endless romance novels. Guys have risque videogames which are not many by comparison. Guys have porn but women have d*ld*s (any size their choosing), plus the option of going black and never coming back (disclaimer: a simple pop-culture inside joke for you literal-netizens out there).

So it all balances out.



3MonthBeef commented on Bravely Default Producer Outlines a Continued ...:

Isn't this basically RPG development 101? And coming from Square-Enix no less, especially since their sitting on one of THE GAMES that teaches a developer how to make story work with gameplay and character progression: FFVI.



3MonthBeef commented on AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact...:

Not too sure about AE Games, but any serious newcomer developer could benefit greatly by releasing a game on the Wii U for there being a lack of competition. Plus a new developer would benefit from exposure from a marketing standpoint by getting free press.



3MonthBeef commented on Soapbox: A Case For The Defence: Castlevania 64:

This was a good, fun game to play. The only thing truly wrong was the targeting and sloppy platforming but as the player you can still work around it into an make an enjoyable experience. The music is so underrated, some of the best compositions in the series exist within this game.

As far as fun goes I'd prefer this over Lords of Shadow, which of course has high production values but a game is not movie at the end of the day.