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Sun 4th November, 2012

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daveh30 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

Toss up between Mario Maker and Fatal Frame for me. They're obviously such different sorts of titles that it's hard for me to pick one, but they're both Day 1 purchases. Yoshi is also a Day 1 buy, along with that adorable plush Amiibo. Little on the fence with Star Fox, given some of the mixed reactions out of E3, so that's a maybe. I will also be buying Lego Dimensions (and the Back To The Future pack), but that's a PS4 purchase, Trophies being the deciding factor there for me,



daveh30 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

I'd buy this if we hadn't already been shown it last year. I understand games get delayed and schedules change, but if they had something to show last year, they should have more to show this year. The game is coming, people want to know about it, show it.



daveh30 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

There's just so much that I want to know about that hasn't been mentioned at all. The Club Nintendo successor... We know its coming, but that's it. What the heck is it? We knew we weren't going to hear about Zelda U or NX, doesn't make it less disappointing. Nothing on Devil's 3rd or Fatal Frame... but we get an Animal Crossing amiibo spinoff! (yawn). There's lots of stuff coming, and much of it worth being excited about, but I really think the focused on the wrong things.



daveh30 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

Overall, I'm disappointed. everything shown that I have any interest in (Star Fox, Mario Maker, Yoshi) we already knew about. There was literally not one new game shown that I have any interest in buying. As much as I love Metroid and Zelda, i'm not interested in co-op multi-player titles, online or otherwise. I want a solid single-player experience from those franchises.

Sony wasn't any better for me, only Uncharted 4 looked any good, and we knew about that already.

Bethesda has had the best showing so far with Doom (!!) and Fallout. By a country mile... it's not even a close race.



daveh30 commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:

I already own 2 of the 3, and I can't say Sportsball interests me much, but this was already a great deal so no complaints here. Really hope this wasn't a one-off and they do it again in the future.



daveh30 commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

remakes are fine, as long as the original is from at least 2 generations ago. (ie. we don't need The Last Us Remastered less than a year after the original...). From the Cube, I'd like to see Mario Sunshine and Luigi's Mansion.



daveh30 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@Larry433 thats not really the point at all. the point is what we have gotten for Smash Bros is not the kind of DLC that extends the life of a game. What we have gotten for MK8 is. If Nintendo is gonna start offering more DLC to pad its release schedule, DLC like what we have gotten for MK8 suits that purpose. DLC like what we have seen for Smash does not. Thats it.



daveh30 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@Larry433 the time frame stuff absolutely does apply to both games, never said it didn't. The difference is with MK8 they're bridging that gap with meaningful DLC that adds gameplay. In the case of smash, they've added nothing of substance. MK8 is DLC done properly. With Smash, I'd say flesh it out into a meaningful pack with either a new mode or new stages, or don't bother. Yes, some people buy costumes that do nothing, and that's fine, but it does nothing to extend this game into a "platform within a platform" or an evergreen release as described in this article.
Realistically, so far, Smash does not deserve to even be mentioned with this topic. The article should be about MK8 and Hyrule Warriors. Those have been the only two games with an evergreen release approach taken.



daveh30 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

The MK8 DLC has been great. I'd certainly rather see a decent DLC pack every 6 months than yearly releases, and 1 game per generation can be a long wait, so this is a great solution. MK8 is DLC done right.
The Smash Bros DLC has been pointless nickel and dime. either beef it up to make it worthwhile, or don't bother. Smash Bros is the type of DLC we don't need.



daveh30 commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

Probably so they claim royalties on 3rd party accessories. You can get NES controller pattern skins for all most anything. I had one on my last cell phone, and I have one on my Wii U gamepad. Be sweet if they released a wireless version for WiiU though, even if it was only compatible with NES VC titles...



daveh30 commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

The Mario Kart 8 DLC is DLC done right. Certainly the best value DLC in any Nintendo game, and probably the best value DLC in the industry. If they wanna put out more packs like the 2 we've seen so far, I'll keep buying 'em. And if they could give us a pack or 2 for MK7, I'd be all over that as well. (or maybe give us something similar to the challenges from MK DS... i'd pay $10 for that as an add on mode...)

The Smash Bros DLC, i'm not so keen on. I have no problems with Mewtoo as Club Nintendo bonus, but i wouldn't buy him. Lucas, i'd like to have him, but i won't pay what they're asking for a single character (yes I realize his pricing is in line with other games on other systems, still not paying it.) The costumes are silly, and i really hope they don't sell well. That kind of nickle and dime DLC has always bugged me. If they did a pack similar the MK packs with, say, 2 new characters, and some new stages, or 1 new character, some of the costumes, and some new stages, I'd pay $8- $10 for that...

I suppose, generally, I'd just much rather pay more for a package of meaningful DLC than the cheap cosmetic nickel and dime crap. The Luigi DLC for NSMBU was great too. Thats what I like, expansion packs, not a dumb hat for my character.



daveh30 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

People are reading FAR too much into this. Nintendo announced NOTHING. They confirmed they intend to stay in the dedicated console business. That's it. If you think Sony and MS don't have a team of hardware engineers working on ideas that may or may not make it into the PS5 and XB2, you're lost. Nintendo has been working on its next console since the day the U launched. Same as the others. This was not an announcement of any type, it was just to let share holders know they still intend to make hardware. You don't even know if NX is a handheld, home console, or something entirely different. Wii U will live out its 5 to 6 years, just like every other Nintendo hardware (excluding the VB, RIP)



daveh30 commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

Voice chat is going to be the downfall of humanity. throw on an Xbox live headset for 2 minutes and then try to argue that any decent human cares about voice chat. can't be done. Nintendo made the right call. free up the bandwidth for something useful.



daveh30 commented on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk ...:

wasn't a fan of this game on the PS systems, don't really see what all the fuss is about. it's a top down dungeon crawler with pixelated poop. It's not particularly offensive or gross, and really doesn't do anything special.



daveh30 commented on Feature: Gawk at Fancy Super Smash Bros. Mewtw...:

Getting Mewtwo just because he'll be free through club Nintendo, probably pass on Lucas if the pricing is the same Mewtwo. Not interested in costumes. For me, the most interesting part of this is the way the cross-buy downloads are being handled. Its disappointing that they still can't or won't link these purchases through the NNID. Download code just seems so archaic at this point. They gotta get their online store/ account system brought into this century...



daveh30 commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Leaps Onto Wii U Virtual...:

@Moose_4 The folks complaining about about borders are talking about the EU versions.... the 50hz PAL versions have borders on the top and botttom, its cut off a bit from the 60hz NA versions. they're not talking about stretching the 4:3 NA version to fit a 16:9 tv....

Edit: nevermind, just realized you're European... in that case, the version you originally played was the one that was distorted. they're asking for the game in it's "original" aspect ratio, not the squashed versions europe got.



daveh30 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

Well, nothing this week... Thankfully I got three Renegade Kid titles last week to pick away at. Also still have the last two episodes of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PS4 to finish up, so I'm good...



daveh30 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

Picking up 3D Outrun. Still on the fence about Code Name STEAM, but if I do buy it, I'll pick up a physical copy. Was hoping we'd get that Sega 3D Classics sale that EU got this week... Ah well.



daveh30 commented on Video: What If Super Mario World Was A 3D Clas...:

Needs some tweaking... Mario 'pops' too much, almost looks like he's in front of the surface he's standing on. Games like this would benefit more from adding depth to the background than 'pop' to the foreground. As a proof of concept, this definetly shows that the game could look great in 3D, but this video doesn't...



daveh30 commented on Sonic Team Boss States That There Are No Plans...:

I'd love to see Sonic get the 'New Super Mario Bros.' treatment. 3D sonics, for the most part, have not been good. Go back to the roots and give us a classic 2d side scroller with a silky smooth frame rate... I'd buy that.



daveh30 commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

I buy Nintendo consoles first and foremost because I'm a fan of Nintendo's characters/ IPs. The fact that the majority of those games are also kid friendly and ones that I can play together with my 5 year old son is a great bonus. PS3 / PS4 have been my secondary console to the Wii / WiiU, and on those I mostly play horror themed games that often aren't released on Nintendo's consoles. Honestly, if I had to choose just one, even if I didn't have kids, I'd go with Nintendo. Nintendo's 1st party IPs are the reason I started playing video games as a kid, and the reason I still play today.