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Fri 24th Feb 2012

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Andyv01 commented on Jools Watsham Wants to Know if You Want a Deme...:

So, a studio tries to keep afloat by re-making their DS games (which were excellent at the time) and creates a stopgap game in Xeodrifter and you'd think they'd just decanted themselves onto a hornets nest. I think they deserve abit more slack. Sure, they're notorious for announcing new projects before finishing older ones and Jool's whinges about sales figures but fact is he IS still supporting Nintendo hardware and still trying to push the boat out with cross system support and experimenting with episodic releases. RK have proven themselves a solid dev in the past and crowdfunding a game means they have some freedom in regards to time and resources to invest in 2016 worthy level design, scenarios, game engine the works... So yes for Dementium 3.



Andyv01 commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

OH.... boy oh boy oh boy... what a delicious line-up, can probably expect afew Japanese e-shop titles to come over also... the battle Cats and Mamotte Knight look fantastic... now if only I wasnt still hopelessly addicted to Kid Icarus Uprising I might actually find time to play these : /



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Games Absent from UK Top 40 to Kick O...:

Can we just change this to a European report already? For whatever reason the UK dosn't perform it takes the gloss off Nintendo's European ventures as a whole... i've now stopped caring about the UK market but the French and Germans are keeping the ship afloat and really competing. I understand that this an english language site but frankly the constant doom and gloom of this UK report makes it sound as if big N are about to pull out of europe at any moment! It would be a nice psychological incentive to stick with Ninty news knowing that its not just blind loyalty keeping us here but that Ninty CAN and DOES perform elsewhere around Europe.



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Download: 31st December (Europe):

@Sligeach I agree completely, rubbish cyber-whatever-week deals and no chrimbo discounts on 1st party is a pretty poor showing, also where's the yearly Level 5 and Sega 3D classic sale? They usually sell bucketloads...

I doubt Nintendo are doing this to give 3rd parties a chance at sales, FAST NEO and Steamworld Heist have had their Christmas spotlight already, the only thing 3rd party here is the 3DS sale we've all seen over and over again.
Come on NOE, pick the ball up...



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Achieves Modest Results in UK Christm...:

Hmmm, heres a thought... instead of posting just the UK sales, show the German and French markets also. I understand that the UK is the largest singular market in europe, but the other big euro nations combined exceed the UK sales (vgchartz)... if nothing else it paints a nicer picture then the doom and gloom of just the UK market.



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th July (Europe):

Nintendo does it's own thing at it's own pace, it dosn't concern itself with being as competitive or market competent as its rivals and just continues trundling along in it's own world... yet continues making some of the best games we're ever going to play.
No, Nintendo are not going to monopolise the gaming scene or have the numbers they did 20 years ago... the gaming industry has grown and evolved from the NES dominance years where the industry had previously fallen over... NES was the recovery of the gaming industry as a whole and now it has competition which frankly is good news for us all. People don't jump ship from Nintendo, they themselves evolve and explore other avenues... and in my case, after enjoying what its rivals have to offer, still find time to power up a ninty console on a regular basis.



Andyv01 commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

You helped bring so much joy, laughter and happy memories to countless numbers of people. You shaped our sense of adventure, wonderment and imagination. We are all better people for the effect you have had on our lives. Mr Iwata. Thank You.



Andyv01 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

Wow, this has received a bucket load of response... my 2 cents...

Simply advertise the vc library more, lower prices slightly, offer bundles for vc series (donkey kong land set for price of two etc)
Get the the GBadvanceware onto the new3DS, give away vc releases with new updates in series ( example Kirby... we're already paying £30+ for the new WiiU version, give the vc for free )
Have demo's for the vc releases which arnt guaranteed sellers.
Dont bother with N64 vc on 3ds, continue remaking the bonafine classics (starfox/Zelda etc)
Restart the Nintendo 3D classics with SNESware.



Andyv01 commented on Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgott...:

Pfffft... this isnt a game award, this is a half arsed attempt by bafta game award to try and validate its increasingly irrelevant existence by pandering to the high selling popular vote.... try I'm not sure of the exact judge panel of the bafta but I'll bet it pails in comparison. 3DS didn't have great year but no 3DS games nominated sine Super Mario 3D Land in 2011? With such gems as Super Monsters Ate My Condo getting the nod? Groovey...



Andyv01 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Renegade Kid:

Well said @sub12 regarding the large publishers void. Quite sad to hear RK having trouble making ends meet, perhaps the big N should be offering more support to these small loyal developers (without necessarily buying them out!) Hopefully Xeodrifter sells well and maybe they'l consider an expansion as like Mutant Mudds... A beefed up Xeodrifters could be epic. Keep up the good work RK!



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

im going with proud

Does anyone else remember the remote/proximity mine trick on the Egyptian level end cut scene? Could blow up Baron Samedi whilst he was chuckling away... took me forever!



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

still remember the day i finally cracked the last cheat... Facility in under 2 minutes or something ludicrous like that... ran around the house like a ferret on fire ... very happy days



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st August (Europe):

Starting to wish Zordix would just permanently reduce the price for their moto racing games instead of sales every other week. This tactic dosnt seem to be shifting many copies according to their eshop popularity positions : /



Andyv01 commented on Nintendo Comes Up Empty at BAFTA Awards:

Didn't Assassin's Creed Liberation win the handheld bafta last year? Credit where its due however there were some superb games nominated this year.

"BAFTA does not receive any funding from the government, so instead relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work."... so basically an industrial back patting exercise... ignore them.



Andyv01 commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

yes it's ugly but the portable case looks handy, portability isnt too much of an issue if you carry it in your rucksack/bag. it dosnt make the death knell sacrifices of the wii mini.

its going to sell like hotcakes... with cherries... no icing...



Andyv01 commented on Review: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS):

Just finished it tonight for the second time in a row and i'm astounded at the production values poured into the cart... seriously, it's almost criminal that this version only sold barely 200,000 worldwide. The final battle in the meadow was beautiful and so moving it took me by surprise, although I did end up eyeing up the horse... that would have kept Snake well fed for the flight back.
Don't worry about the frame rate and controls, if you havnt played any other version you simply wont give a hoot its that immersive