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Thu 9th December, 2010

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CaPPa commented on Review: GAIABREAKER (Wii U eShop):

Nano Assault is definitely a shoot em up. It isn't onrails, aside from some tunnel sections inbetween levels. Onrails doesn't disqualify a game as a shmup anyway, S&P2 was the best shooter of the 7th gen for me.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Little Inferno is definitely worth buying for $4.99.

As to how much of a game is there, well all you really do is burn things to get money to buy more things to burn. There are combinations of items to work out (some are incredibly vague) and you progress through a story (which is also very vague). It is unlike any other game, despite the rather light gameplay and story it becomes a real thought provoking experience.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I'd rather there was a straight eShop credit option (say $15) so that you could buy whatever game you wanted. For people who buy a lot of games there might not be many options, the only games that I don't already own are Game & Wario and Dr Luigi.

The switch to digital only rewards and the reduction of gifts on Club Nintendo make me think that Nintendo is beginning to phase out these rewards. Perhaps they'll switch to the accumulative game discount that they talked about before.



CaPPa commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Bayonetta 1+2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad and Super Smash Bros. U are all day one purchases for me.  I'm not really in to racing sims, but I'll keep an eye on Project CARS anyway. I'm also interested in Lego Batman 3, but could wait for a sale on it. Same goes for Sonic Boom. I'll wait for a review of Watch_Dogs, as it looked pretty bad on the PS3, so it'll be interesting to see how it turns out on the Wii U.

The games on the Wii U are certainly stacked up for the final 4 months of the year.



CaPPa commented on Feature: Braving the Queue At Nintendo's Best ...:

I had a terrible day at the Smash event. I'd planned on taking 2 kids (aged 5 and 9) but ended up having to take a 1 year old baby too. We queued up for about an hour, were about another 15 or 20 minutes from getting to play but then the baby puked everywhere and we had to leave. So I didn't get to play Smash and they didn't have much swag for the kids either.



CaPPa commented on Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Dis...:

I wish we were getting a disk too, it'd make my purchase much easier. At the moment I'm stuck between digital and physical; I'd like digital so I'd have both icons for the games together, but I'd also like the box on my shelf. Maybe I'll just buy both.



CaPPa commented on Mario Kart Month: The Developers Who Tried To ...:

Nothing matches up to Mario Kart for me. Sure other games have had more features, but they lack a certain intangible quality that Nintendo games always seem to have. It's the same with platformers, the Nintendo ones just 'feel' better.



CaPPa commented on Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Tr...:

I'm not sure why an indie dev wouldn't know about the licensing fee being waived, because I knew about it and I doubt that I go as in depth as a proper dev should. If you don't know about your own business then you've got problems.

As for Nintendo paying to bring indie games to the Wii U, sure if they want to make it an exclusive, but if it's multiplatform then there isn't much to gain from it.



CaPPa commented on Guacamelee! Developer Stirring Up A New Title,...:

From the video it looked reminiscent of Okami's celestial brush mechanic (a game that screams to be on Wii U).

I've heard good things about DrinkBox Studios games, so I'll keep an eye on Severed. I'm also going to pick up Guacamelee! when it releases on the Wii U (I didn't get it on PS3 due to games not transferring to PS4).



CaPPa commented on Details Emerge of a Cancelled Nintendo-Exclusi...:

I think that The Phantom Menace is really underrated. It isn't the greatest Star Wars movie by any stretch but it isn't awful. Anakin and Jar Jar were poorly conceived characters but Qui Gon, Obi Wan, Padme and Darth Maul were all great. The soundtrack was really good too, with Duel of the Fates being amongst the best Star Wars music.

I'd have liked a Darth Maul game. The Force Unleashed series were average games (although better on Wii) with terrible storylines. I hated how Vader was beaten and captured; reducing him from the most feared villain in the galaxy to being second fiddle to a ridiculously overpowered clone. So I doubt that a Maul storyline could have been any worse.



CaPPa commented on Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixin...:

Project M always seemed counter productive to me. The premise seemed to be to make Brawl more like Melee because Melee was a better competitive tournament game; but modding Brawl means it could never be a real tournament game because it's modded. So in the end it's just a fun little mod but its not actually 'fixing' anything.



CaPPa commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

The reason that they cancelled the Origins dlc was because people didn't buy it on Wii U. Then those people say "I'm not buying Origins because they cancelled the dlc". They have no right to complain because they were the cause, I should be complaining though because I actually did buy the game and season pass. I also bought Blackgate on the 3DS.

Origins is underrated imo. It has a good story, good boss battles, good detective sequences; in fact it actually does a lot of things better than Arkham City did. It doesn't feel quite as polished as the previous games but it's still a good game. I found Blackgate to be a bit flat though (not because it's 2.5D) and I haven't even got around to finishing it yet.



CaPPa commented on Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers D...:

Little Inferno is a wonderful experience and is very thought provoking.

I thought that the meaning was reasonably clear, but only if you played the game in its entirety.

It's very different from WOG but it feels like its from the same world by the writing and visual style. Definetely worth picking up when its on sale (I got it for a bargin $5).



CaPPa commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are In For March:

Why is the North American Club Nintendo selection so terrible compared to Japan or europe? It used to be a lot better selection than they have now too.

I'm still waiting on the 3DS XL charging docks to come back.



CaPPa commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

While I do think that Nintendo should help more in marketing 3rd party games it wouldn't have made much sense for them to put their resources behind a year old port.

I bought Most Wanted U, but I doubt that I'll be buying any of Ward's future games as I'm not getting a PS4/XBO yet and don't want to buy digital content on PS3/360 if I can help it. His attitude doesn't sound good either, so if it's not on Wii U then forget it.



CaPPa commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

I'm disappointed that Arkham Knight doesn't appear to be headed to the Wii U but not surprised seeing as Origins had its dlc cancelled due to poor sales.

I do plan on picking up a PS4 in the future but I'm waiting for some games that I actually want (there's only Batman, Kingdom Hearts 3 and maybe The Order at the moment) and for PS+ to start giving away good games. Then I'll have the PS4 with the free games and will just buy games on the Wii U/3DS.

I own all 4 and I'd say it goes:
Mario 3D World>DK Tropical Freeze>Rayman Legends>NSMBU
DK is one of the best looking games on the Wii U too and definitely the best looking 2D platformer.



CaPPa commented on Airtight Games Feels That Murdered: Soul Suspe...:

"In all honesty, all the Wii U games I've ever played, the only good ones are the ones that are made specifically for [the Wii U]. And this just doesn't fit."

I read that as their game is going to be bad. It doesn't surprise me as most of the multiplats that have skipped the Wii U have been rather mediocre (for example, most recently Thief).

Hopefully Ghost Trick will be a DS game that gets onto the Wii U, as that is probably 100x better than Murdered Soul will be.



CaPPa commented on Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Writ...:

"inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a $60 billion dollar industry"

When exactly did Sega slay Nintendo? As I remember it the NES and SNES both outsold the Master System and Genesis/Megadrive.

It was a great time for gaming though, as the competition gave birth to so many classic games.



CaPPa commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

I think that Liam Callahan is right, as a lot of my digital purchases have been sudden impulse buys.

I choose between physical or digital on a game by game basis, but generally I'm more likely to pick digital for games with a high amount of play time (like Monster Hunter) or ones that are well suited for offscreen play.



CaPPa commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

So basically it has been cancelled for the Wii U. I doubt that it's a case of shifting resources because as far as I was aware the Wii U version was being handled by an outside studio.

The game itself might not be a big loss as it hasn't been looking that great, but it'll be sad if that's the end of Ubisofts support.



CaPPa commented on Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on the Wii U Dif...:

I love Shin'en. Nano Assault Neo is great, Art of Balance looks great and I get the feeling that FAST Racing Neo could be the best of all. Nintendo should really sign them up and give them a shedload of money to make a 1st party franchise before they move to other platforms.



CaPPa commented on Exclusive: Shin'en Multimedia Bringing Art of ...:

I called it that it'd be AOB, it just made sense for it to be an 'easier' port given all the work that's going on for FRN.

I didn't get the WiiWare or 3DS versions but I enjoyed the demo so I think that I'll pick it up on the Wii U.



CaPPa commented on Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why t...:

I agree with this article 100%. I really hope that they MH4U to the Wii U too, even just as a digital download.

The Wii U version is the best. It has online multiplayer, a better camera and I find it much easier to play on a big screen (I have both versions and find that I can kill monsters about 20% quicker on the Wii U because the controls/view is better).



CaPPa commented on Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The...:

They know that it could spell the end for console gaming, so it would be stupid for them to be laughing.

While there probably is some who just started with the 6th or 7th gen, I bet that a lot of PS3/360 gamers grew up playing NES, SNES, Genesis etc.

Tablet gamers may not progress to consoles in the same way. My 4 year old girl is better at console games than my 6 year old nephew, all he plays is the iPad, whereas she has access to SNES, Wii, DS (and a tablet but she mostly uses it for movies). Now when they try to play a game on any system she is better than he is, not because she's naturally better but because he has gotten lazy with simple iOS games.

Lose Nintendo and it'll be felt for future generations.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The...:

He's right, it's the gradual death of gaming.

Future generations will have been raised playing tablet games, meaning that they will lack the skills to play console games. In turn, console games will need to be dumbed down even more in order to accommodate them.

I've noticed this with our kids. They've grown up playing SNES, Wii, DS, 3DS and have good coordination and reflexes. My nephew only plays iPad games and is useless when they try to play any console games.



CaPPa commented on Team Meat's Name Originated From a "Random" Ni...:

I'd never bother buying anything by Team Meat, not after the way they ditched the Wii. The fact that they prefer the app store shows that they're just looking for an easy $ nowadays.

Don't worry though Team Meat, keep your self important games on mobiles, there are plenty of good indie devs on Wii U/3DS who actually do deserve my money.



CaPPa commented on Capcom's Monster Hunter Invades Universal Stud...:

This looks great, I'd love to be able to go there.

Nintendo should build a real life NintendoLand, with a Donkey Kong minecart ride, real Mario Karts, Mario 3D World inflatables, a Metroid virtual FPS, a classic arcade and an epic Zelda show. Then they could have 3rd party attractions like Resident Evil, Monster Hunter etc with the provision that the games are released on Nintendo systems. They could sell the Wii U/3DS games there too.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

I notice a lot of 'I was going to buy this game' and 'I was going to buy the dlc' comments. Companies have no way to track 'was going to' sales though, all they can go by is actual sales.

So if you don't pony up the cash then you shouldn't complain when these things happen. Of course it sucks for people like me who did buy the game and the season pass, but we can't support the Wii U alone; the rest of you 'was going to' people need to step up and actually buy the games too.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

This sucks. I bought the season pass for the story dlc.

Now I know that the Wii U version sold less than the 360/PS3, but the percentage of purchasers would actually be higher on the Wii U (using rough number of systems and sales), so there was some demand.

Xbox 360 - approx 80 million systems - 1.29 million sales = 1.6%
PS3 - approx 80 million systems - 1.5 million sales = 1.87%
Wii U - approx 5 million systems - 140k sales = 2.8%

Of course dlc sales may have been too low on the Wii U as well, although it took longer to appear and wasn't highly advertised like on 360/PS3 (which had season passes in stores before the game was even out).

I'm not going to buy the game again on PS3 until it's under $10 and I'll get the dlc when it's on sale; so it could be a long time before I play the rest of the story.