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DESS-M-8

DESS-M-8

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#9

DESS-M-8 commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

Sega need to sack EVERYONE and find a big reset button that gets all their divisions and staff back from the 90's, like the real sonic team and AM2. The sega that developed panzer dragoon zwei, sega rally '95, Virtua Fighter 5, super monkey ball, ristar, NiGHTS into dreams, panzer dragoon saga, story of thor, streets of rage 2, sonic & knuckles, F-zero gx! How can a company that developed that list and more not have even an ounce of talent left or even the inclination on how to release a game that is 100% finished, let alone any good!!??

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#10

DESS-M-8 commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

Wouldn't it be an even better idea to turn these games into games first??????
There hasn't been a decent shinobi since shinobi III, or a decent streets of rage since streets of rage 2. Both in the 90's!!!!!!!!!!
Sega are idiots

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#14

DESS-M-8 commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

Sonic boom is "busted" yes. But isn't the beauty of modern game that busted can become fixed through updates and DLC????? Especially is sega want to see this huge marketing investment present a return?
Come on sega, fix this game.
In particular it would be nice if sonic could RUN!!!!!
How do you leave that out of a sonic game????

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#16

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike you mentioned obscure one off games like F-zero don't sell. F-zero on snes, by your quote, sold a million units. That was huge back I'm
1990, especially for a new IP that nobody had ever experienced.
Mass market games don't sell well as since the gamecube, nintendo hardware has always been under powered and suffered graphically, so multipkatform games go to higher spec.
What nintendo need is something huge that will draw millions of gamers to expand userbase to warrant third parties developing for wii u to supply a demand, as opposed to porting for wii u to make a small return.
An IDEA that would be a mass draw would be for nintendo to finally develop a home console version of pokemon, globally connected, full length RPG I'm full HD that has a full counterpart version available on 3DS that is integral to the game and can crossover, they are already showing that's possible with monster hunter and smash. Doing it with a game as big as pokemon and to supply a demand that has been ongoing now for over a decade would be massive. They incorporate Amiibo into that equation tying into the "gotta catch 'em all" ethos, and they're onto something that could be bigger than the wii was at its peak.

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#18

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike the truth of what? You're arguing a point that nobody has made. I'm not talking sales figures of obscure one off games.
I'm saying nintendo need a BIG game with mass market appeal that is exclusive. In the case of the snes it was actually F-zero, in the case of PlayStation it was final fantasy, in the case of ps2 it was metal gear 2, Xbox it was splinter cell, wii it was wii sports ps3 it was uncharted, 360...... I have no idea why anybody bought that piece of crap.
It doesn't have to be something mould breakingly weird and obscure. It has to have something that everybody wants to see because it stands out so much. Radical graphic engines normally seem to do it, but Nintendo seem hell bent on regurgitating the soft focus disney look of late when they were so close with twilight princess

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#20

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike
?????? You've been over nothing and addressed nothing.
Smash doesn't sell consoles!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nintendo thinks it does!!!!!!!!!!!! Nintendo are wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did the exclamation marks help????? The above is the only point I made, your laboured opinion over F-zero has got nothing to do with anything. I couldn't care if they brought F-zero out or not.

Bottom line is nintendo NEED to shift more hardware units, not for me, for them, to make the wii u a financially viable platform.
They believed smash would do that.
Nintendo were wrong....... Again.
Why you're going on about completely unrelated sales figures if software units is backward and nonsensical. Nintendo need a strategy for how to sell the wii u, plain and simple.

Forget F-zero, that seems to bother you so much, the point is that they need something, something big, something not smash. They believe smash would turn the tide for them.they were wrong.

I really can't see or understand what it is you think you're debating about, it's like you've read that I said "smash is rubbish, F-zero is legend, F-zero would sell 10 million hardware units this xmas" and then got insanely enraged.
I know you got a bit lost trying to use the word "refuted", Do you not understand the meaning of the word "point" either, as you seem to keep using it and referring to it, but actually talking about anything but.

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#21

DESS-M-8 commented on Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The...:

Jesus Christ nintendo need to fire their entire marketing department and start from scratch. It's like a focus group of fresh marketing graduates, all sat round a table wearing glasses and relentlessly congratulating each other over every minor event, none with any experience and real insight into anything.

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#23

DESS-M-8 commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

@Platypus101

Yes I have.

Sold out is lack of order and supply, not 100's units per store being sold.

You only need ten collector-minded people in the whole world to push the value of something so unique to ridiculous prices. This bears no relevance on the mass market appeal of the product.

They have no chance of being bigger than skylanders.
They are too obscure.
They are not being marketed AT ALL.
Only wii u gamers can and will but them. Skylanders are on ALL formats. The amiibo units sold may outsell skylander figure sales attached with wii u gamers, but there would no means of measuring that.

Amiibo need to offer more. Something more accessible and more plain to see

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#24

DESS-M-8 commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

@vitalemrecords I rate them, I recommend them, we've got one, and there'll be another 7 under the xmas tree for my son. Nintendo gamers will buy these and think they're cool.

They will not attract new gamers or people from the skylander/infinity market.

They are just too vague. YOU have to work and research into what they do and how they work.

You can't walk into a store with no knowledge, see them and instantly discover what they're all about

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#25

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike you either don't know the meaning of the word refuted or you don't really know how to read. At no point have you addressed the only point I was making, so how could you have understood it, let alone refuted it??? And you openly admit to not using logic or reason, not really sure where you were going with that one.
For your review;my point:
Smash brothers is not a system seller.
Nintendo put a lot behind smash intending it as a system seller.
Smash is not a system seller.
Nintendo believe smash is a system seller.
Smash is not a system seller.

If my point is not any more clearer then I apologise.

My suggestion:
Nintendo need to push a lot into something not directed solely at nintendo fans, some thing big that encompasses a great demographic of potential gamers. Not something niche, like smash.

My example:
An exclusive IP that has little competition in today's market. F-zero.
This is a mere suggestion of a title that is readily available to nintendo that would have a chance at decent sales.
This is by no means a prediction that this title would sell a million wii u console units, just putting forward an example that illustrates what nintendo need to look at.

If you took personal offence at my point that nintendo were wrong to bank on smash being a xmas season console seller? Then you're either 8 years old or very sensitive. Or are you actually Sakurai!!!??? :-o

Either way I apologise, as I didn't mean my factual observation to cause any offense.

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#26

DESS-M-8 commented on Parent Trap: Amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

They won't sell. They aren't advertising them at all or making it clear what they do. The kid will expect it to work like skylanders, when it doesn't, they will be negative about it and not have the interest, time or inclination to set about finding these new facets the amiibo offers. It needs to be laid out in basic black and white and a huge positive what these figures can do and what they offer so that they know before they even pick it off the shelf. Regardless of their design intentions, kids and parents will see this and recognise a skylander dynamic and be disillusioned the moment it doesn't provide that

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#27

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@rockodoodle sales matter big time as sales of hardware increases investment in software development and also is directly proportional to the lifespan of a console. I don't want the wii u to only have another 2 years before nintendo need to launch another console, especially when it's capable of another 4 at least.

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#29

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike hahahahahaha
This is just futile, will just leave it as youre wrong and have missed THE point.

My point has nothing to do with F-zero.

My POINT is that smash was pointless for its intended sales purpose and something fresher was needed. My proferring of F-zero was as an example. It is also a valid example as it fills the required marketing criteria. When it was new and fresh it was massive and it was imitated Endlessly. F-zero faired less well later as the market was flooded with Wipeout and various other high speed anti gravity games and ultimately out marketed and super ceded by Wipeout.

Mariokart is nothing like F-zero as F-zero was not about anti gravity, it's key ISP was speed, pure eye bleeding speed. Your vehicle clocked at 1500kmh and it looked and felt like 1500kmh. The anti grav added the risk element in that you constantly felt like your vehicle was trying to take off and you were struggling to maintain its grip to the road as you hurtled along at a speed ensuring you were constantly on knife edge between victory and self destruction.

THAT does not come close to resembling a description of mariokart.

It has been ten years since the gaming industry has seen a game like this and ten years is a typical generational cycle for new gamers. If F-zero was ever going to have a chance, it would be now when there is a market gap for it.

Smash does not and people, except nintenfans, don't care. I'm not having a go at you, I've bought and thinking a brilliant game. But when I see my favourite console which I've invested in substabtially making wrong moves over and over and support waning and waning, my concerns over the lifespan of my investment begin to grow. Nintendo need to start making smart calls to start moving hardware numbers.

Banking on smash as a xmas console seller is not a smart move

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#30

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Bolt_Strike you've missed the point entirely, and unfortunately if you don't remember, F-zero wow HUGE for the SNES as there was nothing like it, it was huge for n64. It has been over ten years since there's been a game like that, introducing it tone new generation of cod/fifa gamers would've at least presented something new. Smash does not. I'm saying it is probably one nintendos most unique IP's at the moment and there is nothing on the market like it, it would have had a better crack at the xmas market this year than smash.

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#32

DESS-M-8 commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

@RainbowGazelle I don't play with either, my son does. But I pay for it all and watch him use them. With skylanders he constantly has to interact with the figures and portal, his figurea mostly work with 3 games now one (they are forward compatible) and to him the figure is beamed intense game and his whole gaming experience is under the belief his figure is his avatar in the game, doing everything.
Amiibo, unlocks ONE item per game, mariokart integration? Done finished. Hyrule warriors interaction? He gets a single rupee per day. Smash interaction? Nowhere near the same level of interaction as skylanders.
The list of what amiibo can do maybe longer, but in terms of substance, quality and hours of entertainment? It is pathetic and lasts under an hour

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#33

DESS-M-8 commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

I SAID nobody cares about smash bros but Nintendo fans. A ridiculous choice of game to try and push a console to new adopters for Xmas. They needed something big!
Something new, something exclusive that you could play on wii u.
A new F-zero could have been that game. There is nothing out there in that genre that could've matched it. It would be more than capable of having a loud flashy ad campaign that would make people stop and listen AND it would have been awesome.
A new gamer will spot mario and pikachu on the cover of smash bros but will have literally NO idea who the rest of the cast is or have a care to find out.
Utter waste of a xmas period. Nintendo need to be re-hiring within their senior management and marketing sections as the last two years has just been misfire after misfire and I've personally invested over £1500 in my wii u so far so my viewpoint deserves to find an ear somewhere within nintendo somewhere, my purchases go toward paying these idiots who consistently fail their userbase over and over just as everybody else's purchases do. As a loyal customer who is supporting this collossul screw up their should be an avenue of feedback available to us. £1500 would probably have got some decent shares in nintendo at today's pricea

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#36

DESS-M-8 commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

Well of course they are. The general public have no idea the wii u even exists. Further to this, Nintendo has now released the new Amiibo range to take on skylanders!!!! :-D..... Nobody knows anything Bout them and I've not seen a single TV commercial.
Got my son a donkey one, he's gutted at the lack of things he can actually do with it compared to a skylander.
Utterly appalling on all fronts from nintendo at the moment

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#37

DESS-M-8 commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

I'll get this as a £5.99 eshop promo in 6 months that ubisoft always do. Maybe this game was just too big for the wii u?????
RUBBISH!!!!
If GTA v can run better on an inferior ps3, then this can certainly run on wii u. Isn't the new zelda world meant to be the size of Japan aswell or something???
Although I swear, if nintendo released a "Wii U-ltra 64"
That was identical in appearance and function with same gamepad but came with a bluetooth pro wavebird and carried a 2.8GHz cpu and an 8gb DDR5 gpu for £350 and opened up the licence protocol so I could access eshop downloads between two consoles assigned to the same NNID in the same house, I would queue up midnight tonight for one and pay full price.

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#38

DESS-M-8 commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Wii U Compare To Th...:

Ubisoft dumped on nintendo big time with this game. It was marketed and previewed as being awesome, offering revolutionary functionality with the gamelan! Gone.
Graphically stunning! Failed to construct a consistent frameable of even 30fps.
Ubisoft are done for me.

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#40

DESS-M-8 commented on Feature: Batman Vs. Superman In The Battle Of ...:

An invincible and all powerful man as a superhero is pointless as it takes some explaining and creative imagination to invent a reason why him doing anything would be difficult for him.
Whereas a flawed and vulnerable character with no super powers has much scope for storyline.
Hence translating to a videogame, batman makes for a more viable protagonist for a gamer.

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#42

DESS-M-8 commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

4/10 is way too generous for this steaming pile of useless garbage. The only pitfall of digital download is I bought this from eshop and after 15 minutes i realised it was an utter waste of money that would have been better spent on pokemon this week.
This in no way resembles a sonic game. Alarms bells should have rang when a full franchise reboot was not being headed by sonic team. If a rebrand and relaunch of mario was announced but it was to be carried out by an unheard of company and not nintendo, it would've been panned before it began.
Why were sonic team not involved? What are they doing that was so important that meant THIS was allowed to happen tonl sonic. Sega are finished. Somebody should buyout sega and save those legendary franchises from what's sadly become one of the worst developers currently in existence.

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#43

DESS-M-8 commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

@Crillan being a 'point' doesn't make it impervious to being pointless.

But you're saying you're about 40? And a full time software engineer? And bought ALL the skylanders? And had the time to play this game and level up those hundreds of figures? You're either questionable or actually a child trying to One-up my comment hahaha.

But seriously, they are pointless and they have missed a real opportunity with them. Despite that, there will still be some in our house. Just disappointed they weren't realised as well as they could have been.

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#44

DESS-M-8 commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

This is just sad.
It had so much promise. I'd bought the comic for my son, watched for when the TV snowstorms on cartoon network then finally downloaded the wii u game last week and.......... It is utter garbage.
Just sloppy lazy unfinished garbage.
This is a worse turnout even more so than aliens colonial marines. What hell is going on at sega????
If they don't release updates to FIX everything wrong with this game and fast, then sonic Boom will be the LAST sega game I ever buy.