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3MonthBeef commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

Looking the reveals poll you can almost see why third-parties aren't too keen on bringing big name titles to the Wii U. Nobody would likely buy those, but instead rather by a friendlier version. Splatoon is the perfect example of this, such high marks for a new shooter IP. Just an observation, not railing.

Also its smart that Nintendo at least is branching into other categories. They have their audience friendly shooter (which is smart). They have their JRPG with XCX (Xenoblade Chronicles X). They have their sexy action brawler in Bayonetta double check. If Nintendo can keep Bayonetta and X on their roster permanently then they will have games in each genre to serve as their starter platforms to showcase to developers for future consoles or gaming strategies.



3MonthBeef commented on Star Fox on Wii U to Support Local Co-Op With ...:

If the concept is anything like Steel Diver then it should be all good. I routinely use the 3DS gyroscope to survey the area. I only wonder how it will work in a frenetic pace like StarFox?

However, considering how my arms would get tired after a while I think Nintendo would be better off making a VR headset.



3MonthBeef commented on Nintendo Revenue Claims on Mario Kart 8 YouTub...:

There's always the potential side benefit to the content creators to receive special goodies from Nintendo for making Let's Play videos and sharing the profit. They might get special invites, tech, collaborative media exposure, etc.



3MonthBeef commented on Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Re...:

From what I've gathered regarding the graphics they aren't anywhere near the polish and sheen we saw at E3 2012 for PS4. Its like slightly better PS3 graphics (not bad just not next-gen looking) with the added power to provide better real-time weather effects. Gameplay overall is nice but there are details missing that are better captured in GTAV or IV can't remember. this matters when they market the game as this super real detailed world that reacts to you.

This is concerning to me because I hinged my purchase of a PS4 on this game. Now I'm not so sure. May have to bite the bullet and get a Wii U instead.



3MonthBeef commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

@retro_player_22 I agree with what you said in earlier posts about the controller. There certainly a place for some specialized games (I played Duck Hunt) but as you said before something is definitely wrong when controllers are being pumped out of the factory more as solutions than anything else.

My point was stating from a development, and also marketing standpoint to a degree, Nintendo should have made it clear the Wii U machine would be a hub for different play styles. Somehow get the message across that for certain games you can only play it with one type of controller. Forget multi-controller support all together. It would save them the headache of having to adapt game to handle different configurations and level the overall playing experience for all gamers.

What makes me say this is I have Iwata's blue ocean QoL strategy jargon in my head and to me having these multiple controllers can at least be spun as a QoL type of direction. It would show me these pumped controller options were at least somehow apart of a grandeur scheme. But the reality is Nintendo made a mess and is trying to clean up and streamline everything. Its not huge, but it is unseemly of them.

They need to make games that scream out what controller is needed for what game. Battle Clash (required the SNES SuperScope) is a great example. If I saw in the store a game that had on the box "only for Wii U Gamepad" or "[Game title] only for Wiimote" with pictures of the controller right there on the box I wouldn't feel surprised.

Now there are icons on the back but that now has become to mean that the game also works with such and such controller and I think the best way to break away from that trend is to have a small yet noticeable picture of ONE controller on the front of the box. Clear as day. No fuss. No muss. When SSMB4 comes out on Wii U it should ideally be the GC controller on the front of the box.

The Wii U is a fan service made system at this point.



3MonthBeef commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

@retro_player_22 No gamer left behind I suppose. What bothers me is if Ninty ever decides to change to inputs for the latest console iteration you have to buy adapters all over again. I'm not saying they will but its a possibility.

It also further suggests Nintendo should have sold the Gamepad separately. and perhaps focused on either a more powerful console or fixed their whole online operation/strategy. People are already customizing their play style with different controllers, why single the Gamepad out especially if its severely under utilized?

As it stands the Gamepad is largely a forced upon yet rarely used special item. I feel the Wiimote is perfect. Offers truly unique gameplay and all Nintendo had to do was ride on that and slap HD or improved online experience on the box. In that case then a proper name change would have worked, like Super Wii just to make sure people knew it was a new console.

And I'm starting to see something with all of this:
Gamepad: Super casual games (i.e Wii Sports Club)
Wii U Pro Controller: Action/Games
Wiimote: Platformers
Wii Fit: Exercise/aerobic sport games
And now you have other peripherals (i.e nostalgic games, remakes or sequels with unchanged formulas; like SSMB4)

It would save Nintendo much headache to try to add support for 4-5 different controllers for one game rather than just stating which controller to get that is compatible with game "X." It also levels the playing field in cases where you're playing online like CoD Black Ops 2. Some people might have advantage depending on the type of controller their using, and that's unfair.

Any new player to SSMB will likely use the (rather large) gamepad and get his a$$ handed to him because his opponent is a veteran who knows the GC controller is the better form-factor for that game. That sucks and is unfair.



3MonthBeef commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

That's good news (sort of). At this rate Nintendo will need to produce controllers for every specialize game mechanic. Its getting kind of ridiculous.
GameCube Controller
Wii U Pro Controller
Then you have your third party controllers. They might as well re-release every controller ever made and make adapters. Why short yourself Nintendo? Go the distance. NES, SNES, N64 controllers and adapters. Let's have 'em.



3MonthBeef commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

@PvtOttobot Could be interpreted in one of two ways: 1) starting the nails in place then quickly and methodically hammering each of the in place (started nails) down. As oppose to hammering each nail fully down one at a time. 2) The act of hammering out is the act of nailing down. Taking out the hammer (hammering out) to do work. Nailed down to mean tasks completed.



3MonthBeef commented on Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected,...:

Nintendo would have been better off just selling the Wii. Its sold almost half as much as the damn Wii U for crying out loud. They could have done that while making the next-next gen console in secret going through test runs. I think the secrecy alone would get consumers pumped.



3MonthBeef commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

@S-Miyahon I've been back and forth about this myself. The Wii is cheaper and has a huge backlog of games. The Wii U is more expensive and has few Wii U titles worth getting(interject personal preferences).

Wii U is backward compatible but without a healthy pipeline of titles to occupy the time you just have a $300 dust magnet.

I don't think its much of a stretch to say the Wii U will be gone in 3 years. That gives them time to release Zelda U, X, a core Mario game and that's it by third year of the console's existence. By this year you'll have Bayo, Mario Kart 8 and maybe, maybe, SSB. The remainin two years will be indie titles and maybe three more first party titles. I doubt you'll see Metroid on it as there won't be enough time to generate sequels for it and would be kind of a wasted effort.



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.