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Mon 29th November, 2010

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Dr_Corndog commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015 - Q4 ...:

I'm rolling my virtual eyes at everyone whining about this line-up. XBCX can stand confidently alongside any of this year's heavy hitters. SMM (not on this list) is one of the best-received games of the year. Fatal Frame looks excellent. And there are several great downloadable titles in this list. The Wii U is lacking in quantity, but the quality cannot be denied.



Dr_Corndog commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

I actually have less issue with this than, say, a teachers' or airline baggers' strike. Consider: you're working a job that many other people rely on, a job that you have signed a contract to do, and now you'll turn your back on those people and your own word because you perceive you're being treated unfairly. It's really disgraceful.



Dr_Corndog commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

Consoles are a relic of a time when most people couldn't afford a PC for gaming, and they should have died out years ago. The only reason to own a console now is for its exclusives, which is an artificial way of injecting value into the machine.



Dr_Corndog commented on Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 2009:

I've only ever played the two consoles "New" Super Mario games, and I very much agree with the lack of charm. Super Mario World, for example, is a game that sticks with you for years--decades, actually. NSMBWii feels rather soulless, like your typical contemporary AAA blockbuster, although more fun. NSMBU was a bit better, at least.

Also, I really hate seeing the word "late" in front of Iwata's name.



Dr_Corndog commented on Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997:

"It's not necessarily regarded as one of the better games in the series now...."

It isn't? Most people I talk to love this one. I played it to death. It beats Mario Kart Wii, at any rate.



Dr_Corndog commented on Mario History: Super Mario All-Stars - 1993:

Twenty-two years ago, Nintendo would take not one, but four NES games, go through the trouble of updating the graphics and sound, put them all on a physical cart, and give them away--for free. Why? Because people viewed these games as outdated.

And now they're willing to pay for a single, unaltered version delivered via download. It's incredible how people's perspective towards old games has changed.



Dr_Corndog commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

I hope there was something in his contract explicitly forbidding something he did or said, because I don't think there's anything inherently harmful in his comments. If anything, he was defending Nintendo's practices, especially when it comes to localization.



Dr_Corndog commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

@Jimtaro I'd argue that the small library is more due to the fact that the Wii U is less than 3 years old, and the fact that Nintendo can only do so much themselves. What's there is great, though. I have about 8 retail Wii U games, and my Wii U sees as much use as my PC with ots huge Steam library.

(Please note that I have no illusions of the Wii U getting an F-Zero, however.)



Dr_Corndog commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

@ikki5 My point wasn't that each platform only sees one entry of each franchise, since that certainly isn't true. I was merely using some select examples to show that, in general, Nintendo spaces its core releases to keep them fresh, a point the very games you listed further supports.

Edit: That last part probably came across as an insult, which was not my intent. But it really is pretty silly to complain about the Smash DLC.



Dr_Corndog commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

This is why you can always throw out the "Nintendo just rehashes its series" argument like the garbage it is. To date, only one Nintendo plarform has had multiple 3D Mario titles, and each one feels distinct. Mario Kart, the critics' favorite whipping boy, only sees one release per platform. Because there is extra time taken between each release in a core Nintendo franchise, every entry feels worthwhile.