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Wed 18th December, 2013

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A01 commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:


I'll try that as well. Thanks.

Yea, there really does need to be a proper way to turn off the Gamepad without turning the system off. It's so annoying to have to go out of range to do it. Or just let the battery die and not recharge it.



A01 commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Cuddles Up to Fourth Spot...:

Regarding Woolly World, is anyone else having performance issues? My game is stuttering constantly and consistently every few seconds. The music continues to play but the action stops for a brief moment.

The disc looks perfectly fine, but I've already requested a replacement. Which will hopefully arrive today. I hope it's the disc that's the problem and not the Wii U.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue?



A01 commented on Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit and Zero Suit Sa...:

I got my 4 today as well. My Ganondorf was missing his left arm, so I went down to Game to exchange it and they had at least 4 of each of the new Amiibo in stock, they didn't have much else mind you, except the usual ones. Although they did have a couple of Wii Fit Trainers too.

(Yes, I probably could have sold the faulty Ganondorf on ebay, but I didn't.)



A01 commented on Interview: Knitting Together the Pattern of Yo...:

I got the game today and the first thing I did was scan all the Amiibo in, the entire Smash roster works except the Pokemon.

Other than that, I've only been playing for an hour or so, but I think this is my game of the year so far. The cuteness is unbearable. I'd put it down as graphically the most impressive game this year. Other games might look more technically capable, but none are designed as beautifully and well as this.

I'm already enjoying this more than I enjoyed Arkham Knight this week.



A01 commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

Well if I had infinite money...

Retail games can be returned, exchanged, sold, borrowed etc. None of that is possible with download games. You have to make damn sure you want a download game because there's nothing you can do after you've bought it. It's just too risky to buy anything that you won't definitely like.



A01 commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

It'll undoubtedly be a good game.

But there were only two things people wanted from Nintendo at this E3 and they were a new Metroid game starring Samus, preferably on the Wii U, though a 2D one on the 3DS would've sufficed. And an Animal Crossing for Wii U.

We got a Metroid spin off and an Animal Crossing spin off.

Disappointment was inevitable.



A01 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

I know the embedded video is meant to prove that the Wii U game looks like a Gamecube game, but it doesn't. The video proves the Wii U version overall looks quite a bit better.

It's hit and miss, I'll grant you. Some of the environments are poor. But the models and effects are all infinitely better than a Gamecube game. And the ground Tank level looks much better.



A01 commented on Gallery: Here's A Closer Look At The Donkey Ko...:

So when these are sold seperately, will they be sold as Amiibo or Skylanders? Whose manufacturing them? Which packaging will they come in? Will they be included in the 17 aisles of Skylanders stuff most shops have or will they be included in the 3 amiibos in the corner, under the bin, that most shops have?



A01 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

I don't know why they announced stuff at the Championships and had a Direct recently and had the Smash Bros video before E3 if this was all they had.

They've should've crammed everything into the Digital Event. That way, it might not have been quite so disappointing.



A01 commented on Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Rev...:


I have no interest in Final Fantasy 7, The Last Guardian or Street Fighter. Or even Uncharted.

The only thing Sony had for me was a new Hitman game. But based on the last one, I wouldn't even hold out much hope for that.

Still, they did better than Microsoft, who had absolutely nothing for me what so ever.

Bethesda had Fallout, Doom and Dishonoured though. And while they lose a hell of a lot of points for no Dishonoured gameplay and some less than impressive Fallout gameplay, they're still winning.

Shouldn't be too hard for Nintendo to surpass everyone. But considering how good Nintendo were last year, I'm not sure they'll be able to do it again this year.



A01 commented on Yooka-Laylee Reaches Final Stretch Goal On The...:


My thoughts exactly.

How they had the audacity to beg for money at E3 during the conference of a company as large and rich as Sony, is beyond me. I don't know what they were thinking. The kickstarter has almost reached it's goal already of course. I'm glad the game is coming, but launching kickstarters at E3 really takes the piss.



A01 commented on Video: Check Out the Official Trailers for the...:

I haven't played them all yet, but so far:

Typoman is quite an interesting game. It's also a tad too dark and difficult to tell what is in the foreground or background. Has slight framerate issues currently.

Lovely Planet is simply one of the worst things to ever exist in the history of the world. Remember that game you made in college after you'd been programming and 3D modelling for 6 weeks? Someone is releasing that game!

Forma.8 plays much better than it looks. It's actually rather good. Have been swayed from 'not interested' to 'quite possibly'.

Freedom Planet doesn't quite feel like the spiritual Sonic game it's meant to be. Could still be good, but the camera is all over the place. I found it difficult to follow whats happening.



A01 commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for Nintendo at ...:


A lot of games that have dual TV and gamepad usage for multiplayer really struggle with it. Hyrule Warriors performance goes to hell when you try multiplayer on that.

I know Nintendo said dual gamepad support is possible, but I don't think it's actually feasible unless it's an absurdly simple game. I don't think the Wii U can actually handle it.



A01 commented on Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop D...:

I don't know if I'm missing something or if I don't understand, but what the hell is up with Lovely Planet?

Unless I'm missing something and there's a twist after the first 5 levels or so, it's genuinely one of the worst things ever created by anybody ever.



A01 commented on Nindies@Home E3 Promotion Offers Wii U eShop D...:


I'm looking forward to 6 of these!

And it's actually Europe instead of just NA?! Unbelievable!

Nintendo are really doing some interesting and cool things/promotions with the eShop. And E3 too. The Digital Event, the Treehouse, Mario Maker at shops in NA, the Smash announcements and release yesterday and now this.

Good stuff! Very good stuff!



A01 commented on Guide: Here Are the Live Nintendo-Related Stre...:

Nintendo's is the only full event I'll watch.

But I have to admit to being incredibly eager to see Mirrors Edge 2. I hate EA as much as any sane person would, but once in a blue moon they do something right. And Mirrors Edge is one of those things.

I'll also look at the recap of Sony's conference as I currently have no games for my PS4. So I'd like something else to look forward to besides Mirrors Edge.



A01 commented on Splatoon Successfully Inks Top 10 Territory in...:


I know that's why it was successful. That's why it's depressing. If you want success in the UK, there's no need for effort, just make a generic FPS, done! Million seller!

I wouldn't take anyone seriously who says 3D platformers are pououopoop. You should kindly direct them to Rare's old masterpieces.And if they still disagree, well, they're beyond help.


Realistically, I don't think they will give up on the UK. But if they were actually in trouble like some people seem to think they always are, I think limiting their markets would be higher on their list of options than ceasing hardware production.



A01 commented on Splatoon Successfully Inks Top 10 Territory in...:


This is the country where Aliens Colonial Marines went straight to number one, whilst several astonishing Nintendo titles fail to gain any sort of interest.

It's just depressing.

Everyone is always saying Nintendo should give up on hardware, but I think they would be much more likely to just give up on the UK or maybe Europe as a whole and focus on Asia and the Americas with future hardware.