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Sat 14th June, 2014

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CTs_Lieutenant commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

Any business in any sector in any country in the world will tell you it's far easier and cheaper to keep customers than to attract new ones. Of course Nintendo, and it's competition, need to attract new customers as some will give up on gaming at certain points in their lives. This is an unfortunately side effect. Others won't and sometimes I feel Nintendo doesn't do enough to keep the ones they've got/had.

Variety is certainly one of the keys to success. A Nintendo system should have variety to suit gamers of all ages and tastes.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo 64x64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ...:

OOT was such a massive game which consumed so much of my time to 100% complete it, that when MM was released I couldn't bare going through all that again. There were other games to play and I was just starting out in the work place and didn't have as much time for games as I used to, and so I skipped it. It wasn't until one year ago when I finally got around to playing it for the first time.

Majora's Mask is a superb game and I enjoyed playing it but not as much as OOT, WW or A Link To The Past or Between Worlds. Whether it was because of a fourteen year gap, or because I've got a massive backlog of games to play and I didn't take the time to appreciate MM I'm note sure. The 3 day cycle was an extremely clearer mechanic, although it's basically an extended version of OTTs night & day. But it was also frustrating as you had to try out doing the same thing in seven different time periods, and certain things you had to wait around for until a certain time of day/night. Zelda games need sub-missions, but the ones in MM were hidden too well. I've never had to resort to walkthrough as much as this game. There are other elements which are also clever and worked well but also became frustrating.

For me it's a solid 8 and a game every Zelda fan should play. It's just not the best.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Poll: Nintendo Minute Debate - Is Super Mario ...:

Such a difficult question. Both are fantastic games, some of best ever made. I enjoyed SMW more and it was the better game. But which is more influential?

Can any game, movie or song for that matter, can be more influential that the game that proceeded it. Without the first game there wouldn't be a second. One could argue that SM64 has more influence on gaming as it is today. It took the 2D rule book, ripped it up and started fresh for the 3D world. Therefore is SMW more influential because it proceeded it?

For me this is more of a philosophical question and cannot be answered. I voted for option 3.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@Quorthon - A lot of your arguments are massively flawed.

ZombiU was released at the beginning, was quite rubbish and buggy with mediocre reviews. So what if it made good use of the gamepad, no one knew that at the time. Why should gamers buy a mediocre buggy game?

The sales of Rayman Legends were pitiful on all consoles, yet it had the best attach rate on the Wii U.

Saying that Nintendo fans only care about Nintendo games could also be said about PS and Xbox fans only buying the top franchises on their consoles, GTA, COD, FIFA etc.

An then there's the original Bayonetta. It didn't sell that well on either PS3 or Xbox. I guarantee that B2 gets a vastly superior attach rate on the Wii U.

...and finally. Using a dire series like COD, which reviewed badly with its last outing, really shows you haven't got a clue about gaming.

Now...would YOU like me to go on showing you up!!



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@BensonUii - Yeah I've just seen Gamespot's 10. One of the most anti-Nintendo sites out there given a Nintendo game a 10 is truly amazing.

Currently on Metacritic it's got 91 out of 31 reviews. Can't wait for this one.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:

9/10???? Seriously!!! I can't see how PD could possible be improved upon, it pushed the N64 to its limits and improved on the Goldeneye gameplay in every aspect. It's a full 10 all day long.

If you compare PD to any modern day COD it will show you just how amazing this game is.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:

@VGScrapbook - most likely the developers. Most of the Rare team were jumping ship at the end of the Rare/Nintendo relationship. By the time they did the remake I doubt any of the original team were there. Also don't forget the Microsoft factor.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

This along with Bayonetta 2 are my most anticipated games of the year/Jan 2015. For me this is perfect antidote when a change of pace is needed after the chaos in MK8, Smash & B2.

Very pleased we have a release date but...9th Jan?? A week after everyone has gone back to school, college, uni & work??? Very strange.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

@SanderEvers - I couldn't have said that any better.

During the N64 era there was a little title which was ported to the system called Resident Evil 2. The developers did a magnificent job of squeezing a massive CD based game onto a tiny 64MB cartridge and even improved on many aspects on the PS game.

This is why when publishers/developers come out with BS like this I never ever believe them. They are just lazy profit driven good for nothing "bleep"...£$%£$^£$^£$s....."bleep"....................



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

Goldeneye is simply...gaming perfection.

Not only was the multiplayer one of the funniest games you could play but the campaign mode was fantastic as well. It was tough as nails and you had to be inch perfect to complete the harder levels. Nothing they make today comes close to the brilliance of this game.

The funny thing is, Perfect Dark is better in every single way, minus the movie license. Yet I 100% agree with the 10/10!!! So what score should PD get????



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Want Bayonetta 2 On PS4 And Xbox One? You Migh...:

I'm amazed at the ignorance and arrogance of some people. So there's one game not coming to their systems but loads not coming to the Wii U. Do some people really want their cake and eat it??

Actually I'm glad there's this many people that are miffed. Perhaps if Nintendo could arrange some more third party exclusives then maybe more people would invest in the Wii U instead of the other two.

If Nintendo could make Platinum 2nd party and buy Capcom I think they would have a great future.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

@millarrp - My thoughts as well. And considering the Wii U isn't blessed with the largest of libraries, especially with this type of game this title would've been a welcome addition.

Nintendo do make some baffling decisions sometimes. "A Great company that makes terrible decisions". At least they're consistent.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

I'm afraid I can't add to HW sales total just yet as the B2 first edition copy and Smash 3DS have consumed my budget. Perhaps in Nov or Dec.

Though I am terrible grateful I'm not one of 80% that follow the Fifa "rinse the public" bandwagon. Bahhhhhhhhhhh



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

I very much doubt this. The percentage of gamers that would buy two or more 3DSs from different regions must be tiny. Nintendo would make more money leaving them region free and let gamers just import the games. Although I was one of those that did import a Super Famicom back in 1990/91, but those were different times when games and systems were launched light years between regions. Plus time moved more slowly when you were 14. Things are a lot different now.

Unless I'm mistaken, Nintendo do very much cater for the Japanese market much more than Sony and Microsoft. They have a very overprotective nature of gamers and they try very hard to not offend anyone, so they limit the possibilities of this by region locking.

It could also be a sales tracking issue. Having region locking gives a clearer indication what type of games gamers from different regions prefer.

Whatever the reason. It stinks.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

"Do you plan to make use of this system in the future..."

Nope, and I never will. No matter what system is implemented I will always buy retail.

For those that do buy downloads, anything to make their experience as pleasurable as possible must surely be is a good thing.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@AdanVC - Quote "least we can do is support it and buy it for the honor. Yes, it's a pretty average/bad sandbox game. Yes, it has tons of flaws and bugs"

So let me get this straight. You believe we should spend £45 or $60, which may not be easy for some people, on a game that isn't very good and has tons of flaws and bugs?

That has got to be the worst message us gamers can give to the developers/publishers!! Games should be bought on quality and entertainment value. Not for hype, or nostalgia, or just because its mature, or just because it's the last we'll get.

If you believe this game is good and will give you enjoyment, buy it. But don't buy it for the wrong reasons.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Oh wow, The Voice is coming to the Wii U!!!

I can't speak for anyone else but I'm seriously hyped up for this mega mega title. Surely everyone would love to play a game based upon a reality TV show, because that's what we all love, right...reality TV shows?

I know that's how I would want to spend my gaming time, instead of racing round the Mushroom kingdom, or battling evil enemies with my super hero's, or riding along with DK, or shooting foes as a sadistic witch, or solving the many puzzles in Hyrule, or exploring the vast landscape of Tallon IV, or...................



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Bayonetta 2 Casting Its Spell In Europe On Oct...:

Really didn't want to do a pre-order with GAME but the first edition version just looks too good, and will sell out, so I accepted defeat and handed them my credit card details. Will make this a one off though, after the MK8 bundle.

Slight nick pick, perhaps it's my mild OCD kicking in, but the only thing I don't like about these special editions is that because they are Europe wide you get the other ratings. The USK sign is so big and is completely pointless in countries that don't use it. My MK8 has three ratings on the front which completely distracts from the wonderful front cover with different languages which I have no interest in on the back...yuck. Sorry, I'll get my coat now.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal Mor...:

This and Captain Toad's TT are the games I'm most looking forward to this year, although we have to wait an extra month for CTTT. Smash is third.

I'll be surprised if there's anything in the direct that we don't already knows about, it already feels like it's been hyped to death already.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@kobashi100 - YOU making a statement on a website is not evidence. And you provide no evidence to your statement that VGChartz numbers are not credible either.

Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty? Well unless you can back your statements up then I think I, and most other people will continue with what VGC says.

And to answer your question...Germany is one such place.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To ...:

The hype for this Zelda game is building quite nicely.

It also links in with what Miyamoto-san said about Nintendo moving from casual to core. Clearly the Wii Zelda titles were aimed at the casual market whereas this new title seems to be aimed at the core crowd.

This I like.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@JamesCoote - There may be other measures but since we don't know anything about them, as you say, then they are irrelevant. What everyone looks at is raw sold numbers, and clearly Wii U is outperforming the X1. And that's all people will care about. When the Gamecube was considered a failure, although I don't believe it was, was the number of games sold or the number of hours played on it taken into how many it sold.

I do agree that three consoles is too much for the current market, and perhaps more needs to be done about boosting the Wii U as a core console. Should it be worried about the X1? Not in the slightest. Microsoft have already shot themselves in the foot.

The technical specs thing is a massive red herring though. The most powerful console of each generation never won said generation, as far back as the NES days at least. Wii was weakest, PS2 was the weakest, PS1 was weaker than the N64, SNES was not weakest but it wasn't the strongest, the NES was weaker than the MS. Having high specs does not mean success. Perhaps the PS4 will be the first to win a generation but it won't be down to its power.

So the X1 will get COD and what, big deal? Are these games the defining moments of console gaming? Not even close. These games aren't coming to the Wii U but it's still outselling X1. If a gamer wants these things then the PS4 will be for them, as sales are showing. If they want something different then it's the Wii U.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO:

In other words...

We are not porting our games to the Wii U at the moment because either we can't be bothered or it won't make us as many millions as we desire. But we want to stay friends with the good people at Nintendo and it's community because when their systems are flying off the shells again we want to sell as many copies of our yearly rehashes as possible to the gamers who are silly enough to buy our milked franchises.

Do creatures like this Eric CEO think gamers are so dumb and stupid that we can't see through his transparent nonsense?????



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Now this is how to do DLC.

Adding extra content to an already finished and polished game that in no way forces it to be purchased. Other publishers should hold their heads in shame...cough...cough...activision, ea...cough...cough.

I generally stay away from DLC and I'm amazed some people are obsessed by it, but these new packs means I'll be breaking my duck.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I have simply too little time to play all the games I want on one console, let alone two, which has always been the case going back to the NES days. I did also own a PS2 and PS3 when I got slightly disillusion-all with where Nintendo were going. Sometimes the grass isn't always greener.

With a finite amount of time available for games it's about quality versus quantity, which is why it's just the Wii U for me.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

It's a choice between SMW and 64. Both are great for different reasons. In the end my vote goes to 64 due it's open world environment; you felt so free and alive in that game. And it's a crime they never released 64 2.

These polls are great but one thing that strikes me is that votes can be heavily influenced by nostalgia. Someone new to Mario games may have the same appreciation that veteran gamers may have who have played all the games when they first appeared. Both Galaxy2 and 3D World are masterpieces but are always chasing the tail of the magnificence of Mario64.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@Darknyht - you are absolutely right about the GC and I agree with everything you said about the Big N. They are the kings of innovation and done so much for the gaming world. However, you missed my point. The GC's limitation wasn't its power but the optical discs. They were 1.5GB compared to 8GB dual layer DVDs, although two could be loaded. Every Nintendo console has had some sort of limitation. The N64 was more powerful than the PS but produced the better games.

Using another analogy, I also DJ and produce house music. It's golden age was the late 80s and first half of the nineties, same time when the SNES was doing the bizz coincidently. The reason why is because making dance music at that time was expensive, hard, with not a lot to work with. There was limits unlike now.

Having limits and boundaries sparks creativity.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Fifa 15 Coming to Wii and 3DS on the 26th of S...:

Anything that is wrong with the gaming industry is attributed to EA. They are the filth of the gaming world.

It wouldn't surprise me that they start to release 6 monthly versions to cater for the winter transfer window. That's all what their releases are, updates to the player roster.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@Alucard83 - Agreed that the Wii should've had the horsepower of the Wii U, or at least been a HD machine. But here's the thing...

Every Nintendo console has had some technical limitation. The first three had cartridges, the GC had small discs and then the Wii had a lack of horsepower. Sometimes having restrictions brings out the best in creativity. Perhaps Nintendo does this deliberately!! Who knows. There's no denying that Nintendo games are fantastic. I also don't think the lack of horsepower is an excuse for not getting third parties, that's an excuse devs make for being lazy or when they don't believe it will be profitable. I do think that at least Nintendo should've used the same type of processor so at least ports would be easier.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@Koapa - There are a number of reasons but for me the biggest one is that both Nintendo and Microsoft tried to do things differently (good ones in Nintendo's part, bad ones in Microsoft's) and thus made massive mistakes. Sony on the other hand didn't make such mistakes. They basically stuck with their core brand and upgraded it; the PS brand has always been popular. No innovation, no new ideas, no risk. This, it seems, is what a lot of the gaming community likes. Sad but true.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

The pricing could be a little easier for the consumer or even keep the pricing but allow cross platform; not having this service is really not doing Nintendo any favours at all.

I like the idea of a monthly subscription though. £10 a month for 3 SNES titles would be ace. The issue with that is that VC titles, much like retail release, also see a dry spell. There should be no reason why we don't at least two or three a month.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

This is very welcome news and great to see MK8 getting a boost. With all the monthly titles being released for the rest of the year I can see MK8 continue to hang in for some time.

Which then begs the question...why did Nintendo create such a dry spell of releases this year? Maybe they wanted some space for MK8 to do well. Whatever the reason it was very bad planning on their part.

At least now there is a big release every month for the next six months, perhaps even ten or twelve. The Wii U future is looking good.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:


You are someone else who gets it. The majority of the time the bigger game companies like Ubi and Activision will look at profitability on whether they develop/port games for said system. With EA it looks a little more political but it's still about their profits. The smaller game studios like Platinum who care about creating great games, will look at other factors though.

This is why I despise EA so much. They little care if their games are any good. Their interest is how much profit it will make them.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@XFsWorld & @AcesHigh73

I'm in complete agreement with Aces. There are plenty of people who want 18 rated games on their Nintendo systems and a number of reasons why the ones available don't sell that well.

One - getting lazy gimped ports.

Two - And as @Cia has put it, if you're used to getting a higher quality of game why would Nintendo fans then go out and buy lower quality with bugs and rubbish support.

Three - Not getting the better third party 18 rated games. If GTA was available I'm sure it would sell rather well.



CTs_Lieutenant commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

Am I the only one who's seen the flawed logic in Guillemot's statement?

He states the Nintendo aren't interested in AC type of games but will be bringing WD to the Wii U. So what makes WD so different to AC that Nintendo fans will buy it? They are both M rated games with big open worlds.