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Male, Germany

Tue 10th December, 2013

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Brett commented on Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bro...:

It really is all of Germany. It's usually no problem at all to go to Saturn and pick up a game days before it should be released. I now just assume it. Got Mario Kart 8 and Windwaker HD and all kinds of games early.

I think they shouldn't do it, but I can't help take advantage! Europe generally is a bit uninterested in following these rules, or obeying copyright, possibly as a result of not being a particularly creative culture for the past century or so.



Brett commented on NES Remix Confirmed And Available Today on the...:


Well, I just expected a bit more remixing than what you actually get. The bulk of this game is just five second bits of old games with no changes whatsoever. So, what was I expecting? A bit more "remixing". Not 16 ancient games for $10.

When I said it probably took them a week, it was hyperbole in that I think it took them less than a week. If you like, I am wide open to being enlightened by you, someone who has not played this game and almost certainly does not work in game development, as to how long a game like this takes to develop, particularly for a company like Nintendo, which has loads of developers. A game equivilent of a clip show with a few dozen short "remix" hacks does not require the amount of work you seem to think it does.



Brett commented on NES Remix Confirmed And Available Today on the...:

Playing now. Hate to say it, but to be honest, this isn't very good. Nintendo, in all honesty, probably didn't spend more than a week making it.

So far, the majority of the game is WarioWare style minigames where you just do something trivial in one of the 16 games. There's a bunch of challenges for each, but most are uninteresting and many are as trivial as "stomp the goomba". Really.

The remix mode has you do some little thing in a game with some weird handicap. It's slightly interesting, but not really. It would have taken about a second week's work to make all of this more interesting. Shame too, because after work I went and got an eShop card to get this. I recommend waiting for reviews. Maybe there's more to it, but so far, it's slightly insulting.



Brett commented on Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Game...:

I can't help but let my expectations get slightly out of hand. HD Starfox with Slippy annoying me right there in the Gamepad screen is too appealing not to get excited about. How Nintendo has managed to abuse this franchise as long as it has is beyond me.

Just give me one surprise for Wii U other than the Wii Sports expansion you'll almost certainly offer right after the presentation and I'll be thrilled. Even if it's Yarn Metroid or something ridiculous.

Actually...Yarn Metroid...hmmm



Brett commented on NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest...:

I don't want to be optimistic just for the hell of it, but this 200,000 figure is mostly going to be from the last week of November, and December is definitely going to be better. Furthermore, does anybody know what kind of track GameCube/Dreamcast/whatever was on at this time? Wii U has been on a slow but steady upward trend, which may not have been the case with those consoles.

I won't pretend that any one game will make a huge improvement, but the numbers are climbing, not declining, and this could all work out okay after all.

That said, nine million obviously isn't going to happen, and whoever said Iwata must be looking over his shoulder is right....