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Mon 23rd Sep 2013

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DilMan33 commented on Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo Pr...:

I think you need someone in their 50s and 60s, Nintendo needs their leader to have a wealth of experience, knowing every inch of the company from A-Z.

Remember, this company relies on wisdom, more than anything and not a market conformist.



DilMan33 commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

The fact that he was directly promoted by Hiroshi Yamauchi - (the man who created the whole console to software licensing model that Sega, Sony and then Microsoft copied) mean that some lineage has been potentially lost on running a successful video game hardware and software business.

We know that Sony and Microsoft are doing it it for ulterior motives to control the living room - I just hope Nintendo stay focused in this business and don't get distracted by outside investors, who don't understand or just don't care about the art of releasing quality video games and what that actually undertakes.



DilMan33 commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

If the intent is to replace the Wii U, then you would think the specs are at least on par with the PS4. However, recent 'sources' and Mr. Miyamoto stating that the system must be 'affordable', have kinda knocked that theory down.

But what else can Nintendo do, if Sony, Microsoft and PC's steam are eating into their home console business? The only answer seems to be something revolutionary like the original wii.

So the likelihood is more differentiation from the spec-power model of the console business and more 'soft' creativity and innovation.

They may say 3rd parties are impressed, but I can't see Nintendo targeting current AAA content. Maybe if they are confident it will gain a high install base, expect smaller budget titles from the major publishers.



DilMan33 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Strategy Needs to be Glo...:

Nintendo has always been American focus: with creation like Mario, Donkey Kong, Metriod and Zelda. They created those to sell to the West.

But of course, what people really mean is to have a business strategy like Sony and Microsoft; that won't happen! Nintendo are not trying to control your living room, so it's not worth the expense; simple as that.



DilMan33 commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

The Game is finished and confirmed for Japan and Europe as the article states.

The only issues I see is that, they maybe some American rights issues (however unlikely) or Nintendo of America might want to wait and give it a very small release, either because of their (voluntary?) guidelines or they just don't think it would do much good for them.



DilMan33 commented on Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be ...:

This is what's so great about Nintendo: they can do it all on their own content.

Meanwhile, you have Sony and Microsoft worrying about the each other doing 3rd party deals, in case they concede a big leg up to the competition!
And in some cases complaining that they don't own the IP!



DilMan33 commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:


What 'learning curve' does Assassin's Creed have?
It's just the same clumsy gameplay there's always been. Go here, look at the map, clear the map area icons, and kill with the same boring kids play two button combat!

Clumsy game mechanics, lot of filler information to make the game look complex and inferior quality all round.

I could say that for a lot of open world games. At the end of the day, the mechanics and the graphics are sub par and lacking in actual game design and quality.



DilMan33 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Let's be honest: it's not as good as the Gamecube.
Gamecube had at least a reasonable amount of 3rd party support.

Also, Gamecube had a variety of software. Super Mario Sunshine was unique, so was Wind Waker, together with Metriod Prime, Luigi's Mansion, F-Zero as well as the Resident Evil Remake, Zero, RE 4 and Killer 7.

Then you had Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Waveracer and Super Monkey Ball.

And that's before Pikmin and Star Fox and strong Sega support.
It pains me to say it but the Gamecube is/was street's ahead. Although I still love my Wii U.



DilMan33 commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I agree with Reggie, the Wii U is the best value.

Little Big Planet 3? What's that, an inferior Platform tool? No thanks, I prefer to wait for Mario Maker!

Also, a lot of 3rd party AAA titles are nothing but hand holding, with on screen prompts telling you to do that and press X here!

I have nothing against storytelling in a game, but a lot of them just play like interactive movies, with little though to actual game design.



DilMan33 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

I think games can actually have a in depth story and have great game design.

But sadly, these days the story and the graphics, as well as 'hand holding' are just too prevalent in today's AAA games from other big publishers.



DilMan33 commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

If Playstation and Xbox gaming business are unsustainable. The divisions are due for a severe downgrade. I can't see Microsoft and Sony at a merger table, trashing things out for a consolidation. That would be Nintendo's automatic unstoppable advantage.

Another question to consider is: are the cost barriers to compete directly with the Playstation or Xbox reduced enough, for Nintendo to take a chance, to at least grab more of the 3rd party pie?



DilMan33 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

I think Nintendo gave a brilliant Nintendo Direct yesterday.

Maybe only Majora's Mask was only the real big announcement.

But look at the way Nintendo's first party equally treat the wii U and 3DS the same. One publisher, two platforms ... it really is remarkable!



DilMan33 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Nintendo have that scale and scope in their franchises, that simply Microsoft and Sony do not have.

There's no way the Xbox or Playstation could survive without 3rd party support.

Nothing new here at all. I'd rather be Mr. Miyamoto or Reggie, rather than Phil Spencer or Andrew House, who's real intentions long-term is to to push non gaming products.



DilMan33 commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

They have to diversify. They've done it sort of before with Wii Fit.

Systems are more than for playing games on it seems. I rather wish they would be like Sony/Microsoft and actually offer a video rental service though!



DilMan33 commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

For me I am looking forward to Devil's Third.

So many good niche games on the wii U - well that can only be a good thing.

So what if it ends up in 'third place'? - someone has to be there. But what's more important is sustainability of the console, and I think Nintendo have overall played it very well.



DilMan33 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:


Well, I am not sure what you mean, but there's definitely a difference in design philosophy between Japan and the rest.

The higher specs of the PS4 and the 'One' are almost entirety due to higher spec demand from North America and Europe.
Japanese developers would be currently content with the PS3 and Wii U level of specs.

Though I am looking forward to what Japanese developers do with the PS4. But my guess is that at the end of the day, it's just another system that accepts binary code, but produces a slightly better picture!



DilMan33 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

Xbox One – 728 (809) ??

Cleary Microsoft don't understand the market. It's not about high-end western style PC specs. It's more about great game design.

It's a trap that even Sony are falling into, with the Vita and now the PS4. Concentrate on game design that attract Japanese gamers first.



DilMan33 commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:


Trouble is that if new anti-trust regulation laws were introduced for consumer video game consoles, the situation would get out of hand
Why do the 3 main platform owners restrict software to only their platforms? That's something that would also be brought up.



DilMan33 commented on Inquisitive Gamers Stumble Across Potential eS...:

The ability to access the the eshop over the web and smartphones/tablets is an good idea.
However the downsides are of course it could cause a lot of confusion. Imagine someone bought Xenoblade Chronicles for the 'new' 3ds on the web and then discovered that it's doesn't work on the original 3DS?!

While if you keep purchases always on the hardware of operation, the confusion is greatly reduced.



DilMan33 commented on Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo'...:

Hiroshi Yamauchi , Gunpei Yokoi and Mr. Miyamoto were an awesome team and knew what they were doing, and strictly stuck to their tasks.

I hope that Nintendo will continue as much from a newer generation of technicians and executives.



DilMan33 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

If we all go 100% digital, it means that Nintendo can easily keep the 3DS line going forever, by releasing more powerful upgrades. Software incompatibility ignorance is servery reduced.

I am glad that they are sticking with 3D!



DilMan33 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:

The Last of Us got so boring. I just about manged a second playthrough but honestly can't be bothered to ever touch it again. And there's no real reason to!

All that effort for little gain. What's more they now charge extra for an side mission and an extra difficultly mode. LOL! No thanks!



DilMan33 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:


God, why does someone always take serious offense, when criticizing GTA? And they always say the same thing: Have you played it? Have you tried it?

I have played it and actually have tried GTA V, the latest hit as well.

But I find that the series hasn't changed a bit, and still is absolutely disgusting as it always was!



DilMan33 commented on Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Wor...:


'AAA' development is really stretched.

At E3, Sony only had the re releases of Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us in the near term, everything else of quality was far away.

And more publishes are re-releasing titles for the PS4/One.

This is a concern.



DilMan33 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zeld...:

As for 'Link between Worlds', the rent system would have worked if the prices were higher or it was harder to collect rupees.
In all, I just wished ' Link between World' would have been harder from the start, or at least an option for an 'Hero Mode'