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Mon 28th January, 2008

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brooks83 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

I think Nintendo missed a huge opportunity by not combining the Wii Shop channel with the eShop from the beginning. We could have had the over 300 VC titles from day 1 and played them like we do the Wii VC games from the Wii U menu. Some Wii U owners may not even know about the Wii Shop Channel in Wii mode, and Nintendo is missing out on sales that they could have had if the two shops were combined. It also would have been nice to let us use the Gamepad for Wii VC and WiiWare games too, but this is more easily forgiven. The lack of a VC at the Wii U's launch was the biggest reason I didn't buy one at launch.



brooks83 commented on Video: TreeFall Studios Releases Its First Eve...:

There has been one update to The Letter so far and another is coming soon, but I do wish he would focus more on improving that game instead of spreading himself too thin on other projects. It's really not an awful game, just needs some more content.



brooks83 commented on Review: Maze (Wii U eShop):


I agree there are scam artists on the eShop (NinjaPig Studios, I'm looking at you). It's just my opinion, but I really don't think Eli is trying to scam anyone. The guy really seems to be trying. Keep in mind too that he had to get approval from Nintendo to put his games on the eShop. Perhaps the eShop isn't the best place for his games, but I would blame Nintendo for that, not Eli.



brooks83 commented on Review: Maze (Wii U eShop):

I'm gonna buy this because Eli is a great guy who really interacts with his fans. He has kept his word about updates to The Letter as well. He has released one and another is on the way. Of course he still has a lot to learn, but he really seems to love making games and I don't feel at all that he is trying to scam anyone. I think if all game designers had his spirit the industry would be much better off.



brooks83 commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

I agree with Kirk 100%. There should be an adapter for those with old GC controllers and a new GC controller that has all the functionality of a pro controller, maybe even have an optional cord for those worried about lag. I would even pay extra for a controller like that.

The fact that they are making this adapter is so awesome, it's hard to believe they could screw it up. But leave it to Nintendo... As it stands, if they add Wii Mode support and support for other Wii U games, I will pick it up. But not for just one game.



brooks83 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

I'm ok with the DLC since it gives us more karts to choose from. He's absolutely right though that it is a slippery slope. If the game starts getting flooded with other brands' cars I would have a problem. I think it was a harmless tweet.



brooks83 commented on Cruel and Cuddly Platformer Chubbins Sent to N...:

I could have sworn I read somewhere that the developers decided to wait on releasing the game due to all the negative feedback on the visuals, but maybe I'm thinking of a different game. In any case, this game looks fun to me so when I get my Wii U I will download it.



brooks83 commented on Dracula Is Cursing The Japanese Wii U Virtual ...:

Are these the first PC Engine games to come to the Japanese Wii U VC? This is a good sign that they might come to the west again, hopefully with better emulation this time. The first few TG16 games on the Wii VC had a really bad filter on them.



brooks83 commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

@geonhaja - You hit the nail on the head. I remember how awful it was back on the original Wii for VC games to slowly trickle in, and now the same thing is happening on Wii U. By the time a decent VC library gets built up, it will be time for Nintendo's next console to come out. It seems to me that the sooner Nintendo gets these VC games out, the sooner they can make money off of them, but what do I know.



brooks83 commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

@Hortencio -

Nintendo is doing what they want, and the Wii U is selling very poorly. Telling someone who is upset about the $8 price for a GBA game to "make more money" is just laughable.

I have over 100 VC/Wiiware games downloaded on my Wii, so I think I have given Nintendo enough money to state my opinion here. I am happy GBA games are coming to the Wii U, but as far as the VC goes, it's always two steps forward, one step back. It doesn't appear there is an option to make the GBA games brighter, they really look too dark. Not to mention the lack of multiplayer is really a bummer. They could have a dedicated server to host all VC games to play online. Or they could do splitscreen on the TV to emulate two GBAs like Sega did with Game Gear games in the past. Had they done something like that, I probably would be set to get a Wii U now, but Nintendo always does the bare minimum. Their atrocious handling of the VC is what's made me hesitant to buy a Wii U. And like others have pointed out, what's with the NES games on Wii U, Nintendo? They looked fine on the Wii.

Nintendo is sitting on a goldmine of classic games, why is it that they are screwing up the VC so bad? Oh my bad, they gave us customizable controls this time around...