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Sun 6th May, 2012

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DerpSandwich commented on Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases H...:

Can you imagine a first-party psychological horror game on a current-gen Nintendo platform? It would be mind-blowing, and it would help to further diversify the Wii U's library. I sincerely hope they decide to make a sequel and really show us what the system can do graphics-wise.

If they're going to do anything with the IP though, they should start with a relatively low-budget HD remaster of the original game to gauge interest. It was pretty darn ugly, and that's definitely one of those games not everyone wants to have to hunt down and play on a Gamecube.



DerpSandwich commented on The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is B...:

I had never heard of it before these reports started coming in. Curious, I went to the site and found I really liked it. If it weren't going under I would probably start using it as my main source of gaming news. Sucks.

Maybe Gamesradar will be good too, but if it's cramming together all those other magazines I don't have much hope for it being the same.



DerpSandwich commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

I sincerely hope they don't wait until the next system to put out another 3D Mario. NSMBU felt like a placeholder, but then 3D World came out and felt like another placeholder. I want a big, grand Mario adventure a la Sunshine or Galaxy!



DerpSandwich commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

I'll bet it's for QoL, as I don't see the next handheld coming that soon. These days it's something of a miracle to still be able to get your consoles in the hands of the consumers, so every time they make a new one they're going to have to start driving that install base all over again. Continuing to support the 3DS for as long as possible is the wisest choice.

Whatever the case, Nintendo doesn't need its next system to have yet another piece of tech attached to it that drives up the price.



DerpSandwich commented on One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2...:

It's interesting to claim that this is such a massive success without giving any numbers. VGChartz has this title at 250,000, so I suppose either their estimate is wrong or this company can get by with a very small amount of sales.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):

@Kirk I don't think its necessarily unfair to anyone. The XBLN indie section has a ton of great games, and when you sort by rating you can see the best titles first, then dig deeper if you want to find something else. Some of those indies have sold tons of copies.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):

Everyone keeps saying how Nintendo needs to stop allowing these kinds of games in the eShop, but that's not true. Microsoft did it best: Just put them all in a separate "indie games" section. That way you know you're going to be wading through some junk when you enter, and the titles won't clog up the rest of the eShop and make it look bad.

Why has Nintendo not done this yet? If they don't soon we're going to have a serious problem.



DerpSandwich commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

If anyone had told me of the sales problems and what many refer to as a limited library when I was a kid, I would have been like, "You're full of it."

Then I would have gone and played Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Stadium, Smash Bros., Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Kazooie 2 and probably more I'm not remembering, as well as a slew of awesome cross-platform games.

From my perspective that's more awesome games than the Wii U has, definitely more than the Wii had, and maybe even more than the Gamecube had. And it's certainly more games than I've ever even owned on a system, so it's hard to imagine anyone other than non-kids being disappointed with it at the time. Plus I felt like everyone in the world had one; the apparent sales disappointment was news to me many years later.

It's funny how perspective changes things. Now I'M the one who's in the jaded, unsatisfied adult position when it comes to the Wii U. XD



DerpSandwich commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

@kereke12 If they're such a joke then please--I absolutely BEG of you--PLEASE leave this site and never come back.

An editor has the right to an opinion piece. If you disagree with it you can say so without calling into question the quality of the entire site and insulting the writer. And if you feel this strongly you can just plain get out of here.

Like, seriously, all you've got to do is navigate away and just never come back to this address again. It's very easy, and both you and we will be better off for it.



DerpSandwich commented on Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

It stinks. They're losing the kids, and they can only hang on to us with the nostalgia for so long. Unless they somehow recapture the younger market it's not a sustainable practice. And those kids aren't changing unless you can get between them and their smartphones, which isn't going to happen any time soon.

I know most people will bite my head off for saying it, but there may come a time that a Pokemon game for smart devices is literally the only way to keep the franchise viable, whether the fans like it or not.



DerpSandwich commented on Guide: Training The Ultimate Pokémon In Omega...:

EV's. Discovering them is pretty much what killed the games for me. Sure, they've made them easier to do over the years, but the fact that I can't just pick up a Pokemon and have fun training it traditionally without being a total scrub that has no chance in fighting another person ever defeats the lighthearted nature of Pokemon for me. Now it's a chore. I'm glad most other people seem to be fine with it though.



DerpSandwich commented on Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Bo...:

People who think this is useless must also think the Super Gameboy was useless.

1. Some people like to play their handhelds on their TV rather than hunched over a tiny, dim screen.
2. It's presented in a clarity that we've never had access to before, even if it's not a huge difference.
3 Some people just find this stuff fun. Lighten up, people.



DerpSandwich commented on Feature: The Long Evolution of the Pokémon Tr...:

Stopped playing for several years, got a taste of Magic and never even considered looking back. Still have a lot of fond memories from middle school though.

I had three holographic Charizards. THREE! Suffice to say I was hot stuff.



DerpSandwich commented on Nintendo of America Announces Upcoming eShop '...:

With the max discount being 30% off it's doubtful that any of these will be priced lower than their physical counterparts on Amazon during a non-sale period, so unfortunately I won't be getting any of these. The VC titles are a bit of a better deal though, seeing as I'm sure a lot of people don't like getting used GBA carts off ebay. So saving a couple bucks on those might be nice.



DerpSandwich commented on Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo a...:

Days like this I miss being a kid. I would be absolutely freaking out with excitement right now. I send a jealous shake of the fist paired with a wink to everyone who's going to be spending this entire day just destroying their eyes and hands.



DerpSandwich commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

For me it feels like a D, so I suppose after sales performance that pushes it down to a solid F in my book. I'm really happy that so many people are enjoying the games on the system, but I'm just not satisfied with my Wii U. I feel like the games just don't live up to Nintendo's standard, and the ones that do are unfortunately for me just not the sort of games I'm interested in. This is basically my Pikmin 3/Netflix machine.

I'm always rooting for the system to turn around, and for Nintendo to announce some games that interest me. I just know that whatever they come out with next, I won't be buying it at launch.



DerpSandwich commented on Target and Best Buy Nintendo Deals Live Now, K...:

One of these days there will be a Nintendo system I don't buy for a few years into the generation. Then, finally, I'll get in on a Black Friday deal and get some insane prices on the system and a big pile of games. It'll be nice.



DerpSandwich commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

I know a lot of people are coming to Nintendo's aid in this regard, but there's nothing that will convince me that three years isn't a preposterous amount of time for this type of project. Even with a significantly smaller team it shouldn't even take as long as the game's initial development time, much less twice as long.

If it came out and actually had a lot of extra content it would be one thing, but I'd bet my bottom dollar we're going to get some polished graphics and some new features--no actual content.



DerpSandwich commented on The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Confirmed F...:

I've played Ocarina of Time so much over the years that I didn't have any use for the 3DS version, but this is something that I'm actually interested in. Above everything, I hope this does well enough sales-wise to communicate to Nintendo that we still want unique, emotional, atmospheric games.



DerpSandwich commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:

I've got an "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude when it comes to publishers claiming that they're going to have a lot of games within a given period of time (Nintendo ESPECIALLY), but I must say that at least they're giving us details of their new plan and reasons why this might actually be somewhat true.

They've always been famously low on manpower though, so I'm not quite sure how they're going to juggle this many smaller titles as well as working on the big ones. Hopefully it's like he says and they're just getting a lot of outside help.



DerpSandwich commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

Simply by having this be the first real Direct since June, Nintendo has passively built hype and expectations for it. So realistically, that means get ready to be disappointed, right? ;)

But hey, I'm still excited though. That's the life of a Nintendo junky...