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ArcanaXVI commented on Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is Confirmed for...:
ArcanaXVI commented on Yacht Club Games: Shovel Knight Aims to be a "...:
Pledged quite some time ago. I'm expecting raw, concentrated awesome.
ArcanaXVI commented on Nintendo Told Disney How Bowser Should Hold Hi...:
Wreck-It Ralph was fantastic, and it was precisely that attention to detail that made it so. I need to watch it again sometime ...
ArcanaXVI commented on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Has Local Co-op...:
Passed up on the Wii version, so this is an easy purchase.
ArcanaXVI commented on Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient Wi...:
This is the same situation we encountered with the 3DS--and the same fan reaction, too.
The launch of the 3DS was awful. The price was higher than most were ready to pay, especially for something so easily confused with a DSi or even a regular DS, and the launch lineup was abysmal. (Having picked up Steel Diver and Pilotwings Resort on sale for $5 apiece, I can now vouch for their quality, and I would have even paid full price on Pilotwings had I known it was as good as it is, but Nintendo had to convince people that these were more than cheap, casual, nostalgia-driven cash-ins, and I'll admit that they failed there--they convinced almost nobody.) I picked up a 3DS on launch day without a single game, and over the next several months I'm the only person I know where I live who didn't sell it back. Why? Because they were all focused on what it could do at that moment. I was in it for what waited in the future, and my trust in Nintendo paid off. Now, with Ambassador credit and a fantastic library of games, I couldn't be more pleased with my decision.
There was a period, however, when I was very, very tired of waiting. Not once did I consider selling my 3DS, but I had to admit that I was tired of the game drought. In the meantime, I endured sneers for clinging to a system that nobody else believed in (true story, folks). Over a year later, these same people who scoffed at the 3DS now have them. Nintendo convinced them.
The Wii U is in the same state, and so was I--again, I picked one up on launch day (though I did get a couple of games with it--ZombiU, plus Nintendo Land with the deluxe bundle), and now I wait. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has come to ease the drought, just as Ocarina of Time 3D did for the 3DS, and the future looks bright.
The point: If you're not going to get one, fine--but there's no need to rip on the Wii U. You've already made your vote clear with your wallet. Miyamoto is humble enough to ask for a little more patience, knowing that the fans are hurting for something new, and his request is reasonable. Trust Nintendo--the Wii U will be just as amazing as the 3DS in due time. You don't have to buy one now, or even currently plan to; just believe that it will be good.
(And really--if you don't trust Nintendo and you're on a gaming news site entirely focused on Nintendo, you're either a troll or very, very confused.)
ArcanaXVI commented on Project X Zone Release Date Confirmed in North...:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Project X Zone in the same month? My summer has been made.
ArcanaXVI commented on Little Inferno Hits High Temperatures With Imp...:
I loved Little Inferno as much as I loved World of Goo. It deserves its sales, and I can't wait for Tomorrow Corporation's next game!
ArcanaXVI commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spr...:
Tons of great games coming out ... I need a poll where I can choose more than one.
ArcanaXVI commented on Rumour: Suda51 Set To Revisit No More Heroes:
I loved the original No More Heroes, but the sequel was a major letdown. If this is NMH-related, I'll pick it up in a heartbeat, but I hope it's better than the last attempt.
ArcanaXVI commented on Platinum's Kamiya: "No Other Way" That Bayonet...:
The issue's old, the argument's jaded, and the people still whining about it needs to shut up. All I want is a release date, but I'll wait as long as it takes to make sure the game is as good as the original Bayonetta.
ArcanaXVI commented on Two Tribes Announces Toki Tori 2 Hatching Date...:
The Virtual Console version of the original persuaded me--I won't be missing this.
ArcanaXVI commented on Next Level Games Has A "Top Secret" Title In D...:
A bold thought: Eternal Darkness II? I know it was originally made by Silicon Knights, but since that company is struggling, and Next Level just finished Luigi's Mansion, which is remotely similar ...
ArcanaXVI commented on Review: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS):
I have one copy of each version arriving tomorrow. I'm pretty psyched.
ArcanaXVI commented on FEZ Creator Insists The Game Wouldn't Work On ...:
The game need not be 3D, of course. Look at Fractured Soul. Sadly, though, Fish probably wouldn't listen to such arguments.
ArcanaXVI commented on Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark:
A new Eternal Darkness? Bring it on. I'm personally curious to see what Monolith Soft could do with a game like that ... probably little chance of finding out, though.
ArcanaXVI commented on Nintendo States That an External Hard Drive is...:
So the moral of the story: discs aren't dead. No complaints here.
ArcanaXVI commented on Zelda Game Boy Color Oracle Duo Heading To Wes...:
Glad to finally have the chance to play these!
ArcanaXVI commented on Two Tribes: Toki Tori 2 Development is Complete:
I picked up the original Toki Tori a couple of weeks ago and was surprised by how charming I found it. Toki Tori 2 will be a definite addition to my library.
ArcanaXVI commented on Platinum Games: Ask Capcom if You Want Okami 2:
Okami as made by the Clover team was great. Then Clover became Platinum ... and I can only imagine the madness that would ensue if Platinum made Okami 2. If it happens, I'll buy it without a second thought.
ArcanaXVI commented on Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror ...:
The demo felt lacklustre to me ... but perhaps I'll give it a shot if it gets a price drop.
ArcanaXVI commented on Capcom Seeks a Western "Breakthrough" With Mon...:
I'm getting both versions, and I'm crossing my fingers for good enough sales that they do bring over Monster Hunter 4.
ArcanaXVI commented on Review: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Tita...:
@Pichuka97 There's no need to play the prior entries in the series. Etrian Odyssey IV is far superior to EO III (as much as I loved EO III), and there's no major storyline continuity to worry about. If you find that you like EO IV and want more, though, EO I - III might be fun to play simply to watch the series' evolution.
ArcanaXVI commented on Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Has A Little Less...:
With that explanation, it sounds like an improvement. I'm just looking forward to my next SMT fix.
ArcanaXVI commented on Guild02 Coming To Japan As Three Separate eSho...:
Here's hoping for a Western release for all three. I loved all of the Guild01 titles that we received.
ArcanaXVI commented on Talking Point: Sony's PlayStation 4 Poses a Fr...:
I started watching the PS4 announcement with low expectations, so it's not too surprising that Sony managed to impress me. That said, I, personally, have yet to be fully convinced that the PS4 will be a worthy buy. Doubtless thousands (if not millions) of people disagree with me, drawn by the promise of shinier graphics or sheer PlayStation devotion, perhaps both. Nintendo will have their work cut out for them, trying to convince potential buyers that their innovation is worth more than the PS4's graphical prowess, especially now that the DualShock 4 seems to be pulling a "me too!" with its touchpad and motion-sensing setup.
ArcanaXVI commented on Watch Dogs Confirmed For Release On Wii U:
First-day purchase, easy. This looks incredible.
ArcanaXVI commented on Filtering Miiverse Content Is Easier With A Ne...:
Solid update. Here's to seeing it get even better.
ArcanaXVI commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Special Edition 3DS XL C...:
If this jumps the pond, I'll upgrade to an XL.
ArcanaXVI commented on No Off-Screen Play For Monster Hunter 3 Ultima...:
No change for me. I'm already getting one of each version.
ArcanaXVI commented on 3DS Circle Pad Pro XL Coming To The UK March 22nd:
Sticking with my standard-sized Circle Pad Pro. Still works just fine for me ... and I can see the lines between the pixels of the XL. They bother me.
ArcanaXVI commented on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swinging Onto 3DS:
I never played it the first time around, so I'll likely be snagging this one.
ArcanaXVI commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Release Dates Announ...:
Day-one digital purchase. I want this one with me everywhere I go. Only eight days before my birthday, too--the perfect gift!
ArcanaXVI commented on Konami Producer: Lack of Time And Resources To...:
I'd love to see Lords of Shadow 2 on Wii U, but Cox's explanation does seem reasonable. Perhaps it'll make the jump later.
ArcanaXVI commented on Monolith Soft Enjoying Its Closer Relationship...:
It's Monolith--of course I'm glad to hear all of this. Their next title is bound to be as great as their past ones.
ArcanaXVI commented on Review: Brain Age: Concentration Training (3DS):
It's gruelingly tough--and I look forward to experiencing the rest. I achieved real results from the first Brain Age, and highly anticipated this installment. It was worth the wait.
ArcanaXVI commented on EA: Excited About New Generation Which Is "Yet...:
So THAT'S where the "unprecedented partnership" went--EA saw whatever aces Sony and Microsoft have in the hole and backed away slowly. Personally, I don't care much for EA anyhow, and with all of the great games lined up for the Wii U, it's no great loss.
ArcanaXVI commented on Review: Balloon Fight (Wii U eShop / NES):
I actually quite enjoy this game. Five stars seems a bit harsh. And, agreeing with pretty much everyone so far: for thirty cents, it's a steal.
ArcanaXVI commented on Impressions: Brain Age: Concentration Training...:
The demo is alright, but I doubt I'll use it again before the full game comes out. I experienced solid results from the first Brain Age, so I'm looking forward to downloading this for brain training on the go.
ArcanaXVI commented on Project X Zone Fighting To a Worldwide Release...:
It is SUCH a good year to be a gamer!
ArcanaXVI commented on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Getting A Demo In Fe...:
I'm glad for the demo, but I'm already convinced. I'll need to get copies for both systems...
ArcanaXVI commented on Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America:
Dear wonderful men and women at XSEED: You rock, and I love you. That is all.
ArcanaXVI commented on Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya: Bayonetta eShop...:
I'd buy it. Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 are already toward the top of my list of anticipated games.
ArcanaXVI commented on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Caught In Worldwide ...:
Alright! Bring it on!
ArcanaXVI commented on 3DS RPG Fantasy Life Already Sold Out In Japan:
This definitely needs to make the jump.
ArcanaXVI commented on Crysis 3 Not Coming To Wii U Due To A "Lack Of...:
Bankai does have a point. That said, I'm still waiting to see this so-called "unprecedented partnership" between EA and Nintendo. You'd think that it would cause a game like this to be a certainty on Wii U.
ArcanaXVI commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013:
Far too many good games coming up. My wallet is crying in horrified anticipation . . .
ArcanaXVI commented on Miyamoto: Pikmin 3 To Be More Like Series Orig...:
Animal Crossing is for unwinding. I wouldn't mind a little more challenge in Pikmin.
ArcanaXVI commented on EarthBound Creator Confirms Something Is In Th...:
I've heard FAR too much about this game to pass it up if it really does jump the pond.
ArcanaXVI commented on Atlus Is Bringing Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers...:
More SMT on the 3DS!? Bring it on!
ArcanaXVI commented on Namco Bandai Impressed By Western Interest In ...:
I'm not holding my breath, but I'll gladly hand over my money for a copy.