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Sun 6th May, 2012

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DerpSandwich commented on Animal Crossing Announcement Community Launche...:

Thank god, I thought this was going to be for a Wii U announcement, but it sounds like they're just planning on supporting New Leaf. At least I hope that's the case. I really have no idea why people are asking for AC on the Wii U when the 3DS is the perfect platform for the series. I'm fully convinced that it never needs to come to another home console.



DerpSandwich commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

This game really is shaping up nicely. When it was revealed it looked like a $10 eShop game, but they've fleshed it out enough that now it looks like a full retail title. And I love how different the style is from the usual Nintendo fair. I think this will attract the "older-young" audience, which is something Nintendo has needed desperately for a while. Nintendo has been too cutesy lately, and it's probably scaring away a lot of preteens and teens.



DerpSandwich commented on Hands On: We Check Out The New Nintendo 3DS XL :

It looks pretty cool, though unfortunately I could never justify spending the extra money on it, especially since I could probably only get half its cost for my current 3DS. At least the XL being the only available model makes it an easier decision for me; I hate that thing.



DerpSandwich commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

A game using the smartphone model...but not on a smartphone. Kids aren't the ones who buy extra hearts to play longer. This just isn't going to work.

I'm not one of the people who will go on about how Nintendo should make games for mobile, but if they're going to take the time to develop them anyway they might as well put them on the platform they'll actually matter on.



DerpSandwich commented on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish...:

Minish Cap came out, and then Nintendo went:

"Instead of tight, tried-and-true gameplay, how about completely touch screen controls?
Instead of gorgeous 2D graphics, how about horrible 3D ones?
Instead of a totally new concept and iteration of Hyrule, how about re-using an old one?"

The Oracle games and then Minish cap all set the standard for 2D Zeldas in my mind, and Nintendo has since yet lived up to it. LBW was getting there, but still can't hold a candle to Minish Cap. Fingers crossed for another Zelda like this one someday.



DerpSandwich commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015:

When the most anticipated game is an old game you know you're not off to a great start. Anything can be announced and released between now and the end of the year however, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!



DerpSandwich commented on Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fr...:

Also, people complaining about how long it took to make, you literally just saw the thing built from the ground up. I've waited longer for already-revealed nearly-finished games to be released than we've waited for this one to be made in its entirety.



DerpSandwich commented on Keiji Inafune's New Year's Message Includes Fr...:

Doesn't look terrible visually though I'll bet a lot of people backed it thinking it would be rendered in gorgeous 2D like in the concept art. I wasn't aware they intended to do it this way.

I'm still hoping for a game that sells so much it makes Capcom see how stupid they are.



DerpSandwich commented on Review: The Voice: I Want You (Wii U):

@Turnip-Forest I know that nothing can ever replace a real vocal coach, but I think it could have applications beyond just warm-ups. It doesn't have to be the end-all teaching program. There's a lot of textbook-style info that could be taught, and being able to electronically monitor your pitch is pretty cool.



DerpSandwich commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

Made 25 bucks when all was said and done. Not bad. When combined with discounted eShop cards it definitely swayed me to pick up a few games digitally.

They should have advertised this more. It was a major selling point, so at least near the end they should have been telling everyone how this was at least one reason not to wait on buying a Wii U.



DerpSandwich commented on Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and...:

Sun of a GUN! I've been sitting on a bunch of coins for ages now, and when they offered that poster set I went for it, thinking that I might as well spend them on SOMETHING even if I don't care that much for it. Then they give us this awesome shirt!

I'm way sad.



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.