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ChoppedLiver

ChoppedLiver

Don't forget your old pal Elton...

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ChoppedLiver

#7

ChoppedLiver commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

As someone who owns a 3DS and not a Wii U, this pleases me greatly.

If anything, it should be the other way round, to boost Wii U sales. A really bizarre decision.

And as they will have the same roster, I can't see what would entice you to get the other version, although Nintendo have the knack of surprising us.

ChoppedLiver

#9

ChoppedLiver commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

@JaxonH
When I look at Wii U games, I think 'could this largely have been done on 3DS, and usually, the answer is yes. If I'm going to buy a Wii U, I need at least one amazing game that couldn't be done on the handheld, and that most likely means using the GamePad creatively. Zelda could be the one.

ChoppedLiver

#11

ChoppedLiver commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

@JaxonH
I've certainly seen a 3DS go for much cheaper than that, and a 2DS is cheaper still. Which is quite to the point. With the handheld, there's the option of the cheaper version without the 'cherry on top', and I don't particularly want that gimmick if Nintendo aren't going to utilise it for one of their main franchises.

I take the point that a home console was always going to be more expensive than a handheld, but handheld gaming has reached a point where it meets my needs; I'd rather play Kid Icarus than a 2D platformer on the Wii U. 3D roaming games are very possible on the 3DS. The main difference between the Smash Bros. games would seem likely to be the graphics, and that's not something that bothers me. It's not like the difference between the Game Boy and SNES anymore, in real terms the gap is getting smaller.

I would argue that currently the 3DS has the better game library as well. And I, and many other people who haven't bought a Wii U, already have a 3DS. Personally, I don't see enough to persuade me to get a Wii U as well just yet, though that could well change if the new Zelda looks promising.

ChoppedLiver

#12

ChoppedLiver commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

A lot of the expense of getting a Wii U is due to the GamePad. If even Nintendo games aren't going to use it, then I'm reluctant to get one.

World, and Mario Kart 8 look like great games. But it would take a new franchise or at least radically new take on something that utilised the GamePad to prise me away from my 3DS.

I suppose in this regard Nintendo are a victim of their own success, and with the dual release of Smash, I think this is only going to increase.