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DESS-M-8

DESS-M-8

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#1

DESS-M-8 commented on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edit...:

Does this mean there is no chance that they will fix that you cannot boot the game just from the gamepad and you need to use the tv to switch to off tv play?
And is there ANY chance that cold cold day will come to Wii U? I went to buy the season pass a few weeks ago when I found out about cold cold day only to find it had disappeared and the DLC was cancelled!!!???? What the hell? Can I have some of my £49.99 back then please? I bought this game understanding there was no online multiplayer but we still got DLC????

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#2

DESS-M-8 commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

No games available, or pending that make wii u a hot property are hurting it big, Wii U is in for another sucking year.
MarioKart and smash will not change anything.
They need a BIG E3 that outshines PS4 and have a roaring Xmas this year with some titles due late 2014 that are et to be announced or it's all too little too often and the wii U is gone by next year. Try should have upped the hardware spec to be on a par with PS4, added a wii remote plus in with it and secured major third party support throughout the first 18months. The Wii U has failed due to bad planning and management and is now in a position it can't recover from.
Which is a shame to say as it is a stunning piece of hardware that has more to offer than PS4. It's just if it can't make the same loud pictures and sounds, a huge chunk often market don't care.

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#3

DESS-M-8 commented on Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels:

Nintendo really need to do some projects that pull up and away from looking like the trademark nintendo visuals in sharper HD. Big bold colours on rounded chubby characters only need minimal hardware to look good. They need to drive 2-3 franchises into the next gen HD era, or a new IP that shows the Wii U isn't just a cartoon game machine.

I'm looking at Zelda, Metroid and F-Zero or a new IP.

Stop giving us relentless twee looking games. You're forcing your 13yrs+ gamers to look elsewhere

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#5

DESS-M-8 commented on Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Bi...:

I was all ready to buy this before Christmas. Then slowly got disinterested with it the further it got delayed. Pushing solely the Wii U version further back just hurts the Wii U even more.

Not impressed Ubisoft

I'm more excited for Mario Golf, Tengami and Nintendo's E3 presentation. It's this years E3 that will determine if Wii U is still a viable format by June next year

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#6

DESS-M-8 commented on Forgotten Classics: Resident Evil Code: Veronica:

How is this a forgotten classic? It was on Dreamcast, re-released on gamecube and ps2 with an "X" at the end. Then it was re-released again on PSN and I'm guessing the god awful XBLA aswell along with resident Evil 4.

It's been on every format basically except Wii/Wii U.

Re-releasing Zero, REmake, 2, 3, Veronica X and 4 for virtual Console on Wii U would be amazing.

Along with Ikaruga, Paper Mario and Metal Gear Solid TTS.

It's just due a re-release and is as popular as it ever was. Hardly forgotten

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#8

DESS-M-8 commented on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Have Been ...:

Utter idiots. Just another example of nintendo's directionless steering for the last few years. It's just a video game version of the titanic at the moment and that iceberg is coming nearer.

they need a new captain NOW

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#12

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@IceClimbers are you kidding me? Skyward sword was released onthe Wii when it was virtually dead. A million is high for the user base. 2.5 years ago you'll find the actual user base of the Wii was signicantly lower than the install base. Relatively nobody was playing wii for the two years of its life.

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#13

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@unrandomsam if course I meant Wii U, my whole post is about te state of the Wii U. I've edited now, but the Original post said "Wii I" was it too much of a stretch to connect that a type-o was an I for a U??? But sorry, it has been pulled from all.
Nintendo have just sacked most of the sales Reps Nationally who are employed by Reach. And that is because it is being pulled from ALL supermarkets.
If there still some in some supermarkets it is because that is the remainder of stock they have to sell. They have some Wii U sky lander giants starter packs in Asda but t was pulled from there last year.

Wii U has been pulled from ALL UK supermarkets. FACT and that is a bell signalling a death toll in the UK market. It always has been. Iwata has screwed what is probably the greatest console ever made.

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#14

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@HMNIM AAA titles on any other format regularly end up below £20. So do nintendo titles. Why the eshop still has games that are listed at £40 which are 3 years old is ridiculous, especially if they are wanting to garner momentum in the eshop.

Sorry, but neither MarioKart nor Smash are system savers or system sellers. They are nintendo gamer games, fan service games.

Nintendos system sellers are their flagship titles Metroid, Mario, Zelda F-Zero, Star Fox. Not one of these will have been released in the consoles first 2 YEARS. At max, that is a third of its lifespan gone and no flagship first party title and massive lack of AAA third party support.

Wii U has now been removed from ALL UK supermarkets. Last console to do that? Dreamcast.

Iwata has so crucially misjudged the gen it's untrue. They have an amazing piece of hardware and ultimately Zero software in two years.

Don't get me wrong, I support it. I paid £350 for my Wii U two days before release. I've bought all my 30+ games for it at full price from the eshop, I couldn't have supported it anymore. But it's saddening to see the state that the Wii U situation had been allowed to fester beyond repair. It will now be a distant third till it is pulled, whenever that is. I just hope the redeem themselves to a point so we at least see some consistent quality on it and we FINALLy get gamecube and Saturn on virtual console.

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#15

DESS-M-8 commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Del...:

I got this and actually quite like it, for a £16 game it looks and plays brilliant. Characters look like in arkham city. The combat controls sold me, it plays just like the main arkham games, not really sure what the reviewer was doing wrong, that's never happened to me.
This isn't arkham city or origins, but at a third of the price, it was never gonna be.

A huge plus over arkham origins is that at least you can boot and play using just the gamepad. The amount of times I've taken the gamepad upstairs and gone to play arkham origins, only to find it's impossible to play it on the gamepad without going back downstairs to navigate the tv screen menu to turn the gamepad mode on. Utterly ridiculous. This has actually more more game time than arkham origins for that very reason,

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#16

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

I've been wanting Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, MarioKart 7, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Tennis since I got the 3DS, but at £200 for 5 old games is utterly ridiculous, try need to reel in the prices the longer a game is out. I've spent nothing on all these 5.
If they'd have sensibly dropped the prices to half by now, that's £100 of my money they could have had from me for these old games.
This is slack Nintendo. Get your house in order.
The Wii U is already on its way out. Manage te 3DS better.

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#18

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

Downloaded kid Icarus uprising last night too fr £29.99. That one seemed to slip in secretly. Been dying for this to come to eshop for ages.
Surely there should e some discount on older first party tells like star fox and ocarina of time soon? £40 each is ridiculous and slack to not manage and maintain the price points. £20 each I would snap these up

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#21

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@DaveGX no offense taken, also too many mis-types to actually understand what you're saying.

My point references skylanders as there will be more people that have played than Mario64. Also Mario64 employed the "floating islands" due to memory restriction and adding environmental depth was impossible back then, similar techniques were the ever present and excused "Fog" to hide draw distances.
Sequel to Mario64, Mario Sunshine brought back a solid land mass as a base for the Mario World as was experienced on the SNES.
It has then gone back to the floating islands with Galaxy.

The style and charm of an actual world is much more investable for a player as the island approach feels more like a broken disjointed WarioWare approach to the game, with each level having no tangeable relationship to te preceding one.

Presenting a world for Mario to adventure in would add depth and present the opportunity to start showing a true next gen Mario. Mario 3D World felt no different to 3D Land on the far inferior 3DS hardware.

You want people to invest a lot of time and money into a next home console? Take your flagship franchises and develop actual next gen games. The Wii U is an amazing piece of machinery with a higher ceiling for potential than the PS4 or Xbox One. It's true.
However the shortcomings this generation are now lack of software over hardware, the opposite to the Wii at launch.
Withing 2 years if Wii Launch we had Zelda, Mario Galaxy.
They've would have done better to have held back Skyward Sword, developed it in HD and added a wii remote for £349 when launching the Wii U.
MarioKart and Smash Bros will not move consoles, they are nintendo gamer games.
Flagship titles are what attract buyers.
Mario
Zelda
Metroid
F-Zero
Star Fox

These are the games that have been responsible for moving hardware units throughout Nintendos hardware history. The sub-series games are for fans.

Nintendo need a Mario game on Wii U, it's needs to be very high end and it needs to make an almighty bang when it arrives, and needs to be closely followed by Meteoid and Zelda. They need to establish that the wii u is a source of consistent AAA exclusives worthy of your attention a your money,
Right now. Nintendo are failing in a big way and are at risk of no recovery,
They also need E3 to be VERY big for then this year.

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#22

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

Another request is.....

Stop making the mushroom kingdom like Skylands!!!!!!!!!

Why are all levels in Mario games just arbitrary floating land masses? Why do we not have and actual world in which to play?
Mario Sunshine created us a world and it was lush and stunning.

Now with the added depth provided by HD visual technology and the vastly improves draw distance, having a living Mario World is surely on the cards?

I'm not saying create an RPG or something like Hyrule shoehorned into Mario. But stop with the floating land clumps and create something solid. Something stunning. A proper home for Mario and his adventures.

A world with no ground just instantly rules out utilising Yoshi properly and is a constant health risk to him.

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#23

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

Another request is.....

Stop making the mushroom kingdom like Skylands!!!!!!!!!

Why are all levels in Mario games just arbitrary floating land masses? Why do we not have and actual world in which to play?
Mario Sunshine created us a world and it was lush and stunning.

Now with the added depth provided by HD visual technology and the vastly improves draw distance, having a living Mario World is surely on the cards?

I'm not saying create an RPG or something like Hyrule shoehorned into Mario. But stop with the floating land clumps and create something solid. Something stunning. A proper home for Mario and his adventures.

A world with no ground just instantly rules out utilising Yoshi properly and is a constant health risk to him.

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#24

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Yoshis_VGM my comment about 3D world is due to the fact it is clearly a direct sequel to 3D land so why change format AND by being on Wii U instead of 3DS it instantly is not "3D" world.

Also, I agree about MarioKart 8, however it's not out yet.

When its released, if it's as solid as donkey kong, then I'd agree 100% that it's been superseded. Definitely looking forward to what Retro Studios bring next.

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#25

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

Mario 3D world should have been developed for 3DS.

Mario needs a FULL fledged expedition into HD next gen. We need stunning in the same way when we first saw Mario 64 and Suler Mario Galaxy.
It needs to be a new Mario Series.
It needs to be HD
It needs to be next gen.

These three rules also need applying to:
Zelda
Metroid
F-Zero
Star Fox

If Nintendo don't start hitting THAT stride for first party, then it's THAT that stops Wii U being next gen. Currently Wii U first party titles look like tarted up versions of Wii games. Haven't all their games been 2-7Gb per game so far???
They need to push further into the power of the Wii U and deliver some next gen visuals and huge worlds with depth aswell as first rate gaming experiences.

Nintendo's best attempt yet and greatest wii u title yet? Donkey Kong Returns. It doesn't exactly make Beyond Two souls look bad visually though and that is running on a weaker machine.

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#26

DESS-M-8 commented on 3DS eShop Exclusive Nintendo Pocket Football C...:

Nintendo should re-start their sports line. Sim style, not mascot style. Same as Sega sports attempted in the nineties before selling the titles to 2K.
Ice hockey on the NES is a quality title for its age, smash football controlled well, could incorporate motion control for some with wiimote. With EA hogging the sports light I'll miss on loads and so will millions more on what is the best format for sports titles.
Being able to make instant tactical decisions, (strategies, substitutions, line changes, audibles etc etc) on the gamepad while the game continues in motion with full citron retained is a massive leap forward in sports sims that everyone is missing out on.
Bring sport to wii u!!!!!!!!

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#29

DESS-M-8 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

PLEASE bring Saturn To Virtual Console!!!!!!!
More wii units will move if Saturn Gamers finally get an outlet to download this untapped trove of videogames

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#30

DESS-M-8 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@MadLz spoken like a true corporate shill,
I'm pretty sure miyamoto's 40 years experience in video game industry would stand him in good stead, and they really need a software driving force. There is none better in the industry than him.

I am aware of how a company is structured and I think you'll find that typically CEO's are useless and know very little about the market they are involved in. Appointing someone with such influence, motivation and experience to that position for a change would almost be revolutionary as a business model, and it's what they need.

It's not like he would be in a vast room on his own to his own devices like Mr Burns. I'm quite sure that Nintendo would have a Board, if which he would then be head. I had a feeling Nintendo have been grooming him for this position for a long time now. His direct software involvement has reduced to supervisory roles as he is strategically moved around senior positions for quite some time now.
There's a strong chance you'll find I'm right, may not be this year, but I think the next change will be to Miyamoto

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#31

DESS-M-8 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

He is an idiot that has completely under delivered what is probably one of the best consoles I've ever played in my life. It is hands down a better piece of hardware than ps4 and xboxone and he has managed to slot it in the same performance as te dream cast, maybe worse.
It needs a new driving force focused on games.
It's time for Mr Nintendo to take the reigns, the man who is probably most responsible for nintendos successes.
Shigeru Miyamoto.
Maybe then the wii u can become software focused.

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#33

DESS-M-8 commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@hydeks nope. Never. They are crap.

If I buy a second console, I'll fork out a few hundred more and buy a real next gen console like Alienware console buy PC versions of multiformat games not on wii u.
Ps4 and xboxone are a joke of next gen. They bring nothing but bottom tier next gen graphic engines.

Luckily I bought a wii u as I like playing high quality video games typically found in the catalogue if a world leading video game designer company like nintendo,

When a third party hits that same benchmark and it's not on wii u and graphics are the order of the day? Leave your crapbox and ps4 back at babies r us. You want games outside of a wii u? Get a pc console.

The only exclusive outside of nintendo I'm interested in is uncharted. Everything else???? It's on PC.

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#39

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th March (North America):

Thanks @ThomasBW84 cant believe. it slipped by me, I check every Monday at 10:30 for this update and refresh every so often till it's posted. Must be blind.
Definitely chess and castlevania today.

Nice of Konami to give us castlevania IV and I, and mirror of fate, but turns their back on us with Lord of Shadow 2.

Would have been nice to see a port of lord of shadows 1 and 2, and Metal Gear 5 along with working out, legally, how to give us Twin Snakes in HD, the single greatest metal gear game ever made.

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#41

DESS-M-8 commented on Super Metroid is 20 Years Old Today:

Year of Luigi ends the day before the 20th anniversary of metroid???
We've had no eshop announcement that was due over 2 days ago?
eShop update within 24 hours?
Nintendo direct due tomorrow????

Does anyone else sense a pending "year of....." Announcement in a nintendo direct at 12pm UK tomorrow? Followed by a reveal of retro studios team b project?
My suspicions is Metroid Prime HD due within the year, which is a project within the realms of a new smaller retro studios team, supervised by the team that made the original, followed by a reveal of what the main retro team have been working on for the last 6 months?
New metroid due within 12 months?
Metroid fusion as the first GBA eshop title available tomorrow's update.

This all sounds amazing but not impossible

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#42

DESS-M-8 commented on Feature: Looking Back on the Year of Luigi:

Is anybody else curiously excited that Nintendo have not revealed anything on the eshop update for this week yet? Luigi year ends today, eshop update coming after and potential nintendo direct also

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#43

DESS-M-8 commented on Here Are Two More Mario Kart 8 Courses to Enjoy:

Is it just me? Or does this game make you want even harder for Wii U F-Zero????

Recently revived my Gamecube and man that was an awesome machine, and F-Zero GX is quite possibly THE best racing game ever made. It NEEDS a sequel and bringing to the thirsty Wii U audience like you wouldn't believe.

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#46

DESS-M-8 commented on Capcom Is Aware That We All Want A New Mega Ma...:

YES!!!!! N
I would be full retail for an eShop release of Mega Man X collection!!!! eBay stings the hell out of buying these back individually and the Gamecube collection never saw a pal release, with the NTSC version costing a fortune.
This is a game I've wanted for the last ten years!
Please!!!!! Release mega man x collection for the Wii U!!!!!!!

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#47

DESS-M-8 commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

Expecting nintendo to bankroll their marketing seems silly. Bit as silly as nintendo not bankrolling their own marketing though, but none the less, not really a move he should have made and then be surprised and angry about.
The long and short of it is:
1) It was released too long after the initial version
2) the installed base was small
3) need for sleek doesn't carry any weight anymore.
I bought it on day one for wii u off the eshop at £44.99, played it for a week. Wasn't fussed for it. Would have downloaded the movie legends DLC easy, but there was no DLC support. Who wasn't supporting who exactly????
If they'd have released the this super version on ps4, it'd sell relatively nothing with figures comparable to that it did on wii u.
Criterion need to learn to make more games. They were perfectly aligned with ea, redeveloping the same old game over and over.
Burnout out was good, but crashing over and over has zero longevity.

They should have made an F-Zero game with the most wanted graphic engine and destructible physics. That would have been a switch and filled a huge wanting hole in the wii u software library

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#48

DESS-M-8 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

I'll be getting it. Ubisoft make stron games for the wii u and are one of the only developers to actually develop FOR the wii u. Zombi U and Rayman legends make excellent use of the game pad and watchdogs looks an interesting new IP with massive potential for the gamepad.
I'll be day one buying it....... Unless they pull their £56.99 stunt again as I felt the pain of investing in splinter cell in that price only to see it less than half the price in under 3 months.
£49.99 or under, I'll get it.