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Male, 35, United States

Sun 6th January, 2013

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element187 commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV Dated for 30th October i...:

@mariovslink62 Intelligent Systems was asked about this project at E3 2014 and they stated it's still on schedule..... I don't think Atlus would ever put FExSMT on the back burner, way too much Nintendo money being tossed their way from Kyoto, regardless of it sales potential (unfortunately Atlus games don't sell very well usually)

It should look jaw dropping on Wii U, it's by far my most anticipated game on the console, tied with Zelda Wii U.



element187 commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I have the White model with a 1.5tb drive attached..... Even if I had the 32gb version I would have attached an external HD by now. 32gb isn't going to give you much space as it is.

Besides if someone wants to play this game on an 8gb model they can plop on a cheapo 32gb thumb drive and be done with it by now.



element187 commented on The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii ...:

RupeeClock:"This isn't new, the exact same feature was in Brawl and it is returning."

@RupeeClock yeah but you couldn't share in brawl like you could in Miiverse ;) I know gamers don't like this, but gaming is far better when applied in social settings.... a game that you play by yourself isn't very social, but when you add a social element, the game gets far more engaging and interesting... case in point. I beat Assassins Creed IV on PC with vastly better graphics than the PS4 version, but when I replayed AC IV on Wii U, the entire dynamic of the game changed dramatically and I was drawn far more into the replay then the original play through, all because of the Miiverse element.



element187 commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

@617Sqn No, sorry Nintendo wouldn't make more money porting to other systems. They would destroy their hardware business dead flat.... Nintendo as a console maker makes FAR more money than any other software publisher in the world.... EA? Ubisoft? Activision? Nintendo rakes in far more money. All of these publishers release lots of games per year. Whats the only difference between them for why Nintendo makes so much more money? Thats right, they are a platform holder. Thats where the money is in software publishing for them.

If you don't want Nintendo to be a console maker, then just say so. But putting their software on another system would destroy their console/handheld business and is the worst possible idea ever floated for Nintendo financially, and that goes to smartphone and tablets as well.

Although I would support Nintendo releasing demos of their games on other systems that are extremely limited and only allow 3 plays before disabling. Get those people hooked and then tell them to get the rest of the game on Wii U/3DS.



element187 commented on Atlus Finalises Persona Q Premium and Limited ...:

I'm not a big fan of premium editions... just give me a copy of the game and the soundtrack (if its good like SMT IV) and i"ll be pretty happy. Although I do have the premium collectors edition of SMT IV, but thats all that was available to me at the time..



element187 commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

@Klinny Devs can give away free game keys.... they do all the time. How do you think reviews for indie games on Wii U pop up?? You don't think these reviewers are buying these game for our own benefit, do you? Have you seen indie-corner with Jason Levine? He gives away game keys for indie games that are given to him by the indie devs as a form of a contest.

And no, PORTING to the Wii U isn't anymore costly then porting to xbox 360, in fact if the game is made in Unity, like 90%+ of all indie games the porting process is even more painless and cost effective... why buy into the nonsense some of these devs peddle? Plenty of Wii U Indie devs have shot down these myths pushed by other devs about the costs of PORTING to Wii U, nevermind developing from the ground up on the system.



element187 commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I despise any project that tosses up a Wii U stretch goal that is 2 to 4 times that of the base goal.... The notion that creating a Wii U port of something is going to cost more than development of the base game is absolutely and positively absurd and despicable, especially a UNITY title for gods sake.... just wish more Wii U owners understood the shell game these devs are playing by playing off the Wii U's supposed "lack of games" meme.



element187 commented on Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rath...:

@FritzFrapp Europe voted for politicians who enacted things like VAT taxes and extremely restrictive agency rating system... even releasing a "free" game in Europe has to pay some hefty fines to get it rated before its allowed to be distributed.

Its not Nintendo's fault your governments in Europe are "progressive".... ie: socialist/fascist.



element187 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' C...:

@midnafanboy Has Smash ever been all that popular in Japan? I played the 3DS demo and wasn't impressed. I can tell instantly as soon as the Wii U version comes out I wouldn't touch the 3DS version again, so it seems like a waste of money.

Also Monster Hunter is a far bigger franchise in Japan.



element187 commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@c1pher_c0mplet Its not up to Platinum Games where the game goes. They stroke a deal with Nintendo paying for the development (literally 10's of millions of dollars worth of development, as designing AAA games is really expensive), plus you have Nintendo paying for the port of part 1, and then on top of that, Nintendo paying for the production, distribution of the game.

Nintendo is laying down some serious cash to get this game on the Wii U. There is exactly .00000000001% chance Nintendo will let this game off of their system, ever. Just not happening. Platinum Games can't port it anywhere unless Nintendo gives permission, and Nintendo wants more exclusives to sell more Wii U. Letting this one go would be detrimental to that end and a collossal waste of money.

Do you really think Nintendo would spend $50+ million dollars for a title just to let it go to their competitors? Common sense says never in a million years.... the only situation I see it movign to another system is if Microsoft or Sony outright buys Nintendo, which probably couldn't happen as Sony is STILL having severe money problems and Microsoft is still waffling on jettisoning the xBox division.

@Punished_Boss You don't understand how IP ownership works.... Sega holds the rights to Bayonetta as a franchise, but NIntendo holds the rights to Bayonetta 2 as a game. Sega can't put the game anywhere but on a Nintendo system. Nintendo would have never in a million years agreed to outright paying for the development (upwards of $50 mil) of this game..... Just not happening.



element187 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

This is completely BS .... Every Megaman game has sold WAYYYYY more than 2 million. GIVE US A NEW MEGAMAN GAME ALREADY... I don't care if you keep it inline with the 2d sidescroller or reboot it for today's standard of a third person/first person perspective with full camera control......drool



element187 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Removed Tharja From Super Sma...:

Nintendo wouldn't have removed it from the Japanese version if that were the case.... The age rating would have only changed in EU/NA.

Btw, this is the reason why Nintendo does region locking, so each region will have a build of the game that keeps the age rating inline with their target demographic in all 3 regions.



element187 commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

Kasplat:"even the "next gen" consoles cant handle 1080p 60fps Unity"

@Kasplat I'm not the least bit surprised. Those AMD tablet CPU's are just terrible for gaming. I'm flabbergasted that both companies went with the Jaguars.

The PS3's CPU is 3 to 4 times faster and able to handle FLOPs with ease... the jaguar is an absolute joke for gaming... A run of the mill dual-core CPU from 8 years ago would run circles around these 8 core jaguars.



element187 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Questionable Expo ...:

Uhh.... orrrrr, there really is plans for another Monster Hunter on Wii U, and the only real mistake was letting that info slip early.. usually when a company wants to push something like this out there they want to do it in a formal press release, or in a Nintendo direct.

Personally I want Monster Hunter Frontier for Wii U. It just seems like it will be well suited for console play..... As much as I love monster hunter, I will be skipping the 3DS version as its way too hand cramping... Besides I do have Frontier on my iPad and am able to control it fully using the Wii U Pro-controller (Jailbreak FTW)



element187 commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

Sergio151: "I like the DLC, but I don't want Nintendo to start doing this regularly."

@Sergio151 Luckily for you this isn't Nintendo's decision, Koei Tecmo is in full control here. Nintendo only has an advisory role to keep the game artistic direction somewhat in line with the series.



element187 commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

@Kurtz I can confirm the entire game is ~30fps sadly.

I wish Koei Tecmo would have consulted with Nintendo's technical engineers on how to get the most out of the Wii U. I don't see anything in Hyrule Warriors that suggest the Wii U couldn't run this game at 60fps..... Bayonetta 2 looks 10x better fidelity wise and its a solid 60fps. I guess some developers can't be arsed to custom fit a game to the hardware its going on.

I'm a frame rate snob that thinks all action games should be 60fps.... I agree 100% that this game is far better than the reviews suggest...the game is easily a solid 9/10 by how much fun I'm having.



element187 commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

When I first bought the game and started downloading it, I scoffed at the $20 dlc that was available.... until I played the game. I just beat Ganon the first time (I'm assuming I will fight him more than once) and I can easily say I will be depressed if the end of the game is coming up soon. I'm having way too much fun for this to be a 7/10 or 8/10 some sites are giving this game.

I always felt warriors games were about a 7/10... but this one has blown my socks off.. easily a 9/10 experience for me.. It would be a 10/10 experience if they can fix the frame rate drops. As a frame rate snob I can't stand ~30fps in an action game. But the game is fun enough I will let it fly this one time.



element187 commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

tysonfury: "3. Gamepad button functionality in Wii mode (2 years and still I can't play ocarina of time on the gamepad... you owe us this Nintendo)"

@tysonfury Just an FYI, you will never get that.... 1. They would have to develop gamepad controller drivers for the Wii OS. I can't see them ever spending significant resources on that... and 2. They want you pay the upgrade fee when they add N64 games to the Wii U VC down the road.



element187 commented on Atlus Releases Two New Persona Q Character Tra...:

Wow this looks really good. Digging the music.

I love you Atlus. You have a day one customer in me. Keep turning this gold out....

PS. Still not crazy about the Art Style, can you make the sequel in standard Persona artstyle?



element187 commented on Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Co...:

I'm buying it exactly midnight. I need this game.

I was playing through the first Bayonetta about a week before E3 and soon as the first was announced to come with it, I stopped playing immediately. I want to play both games back to back. Might as well do it on the same console.

After how amazing Wonderful 101 was, I cannot wait to pick up Bayonetta 2.

On a side note, I'm so glad Nintendo switched to Friday releases for big games. Gives me the whole weekend to enjoy it



element187 commented on Video: This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets Th...:

@3dcaleb Its using a lot of modern effects the 3DS just isn't capable of doing. They would have to make a brand new game from scratch to put it on 3DS, and even then how in the world would they replicate the dynamic lighting in the flashlight? Luigis Mansion 2 did a pretty poor job in that respect, and if Nintendo can't do dynamic lighting in their own system, I doubt an indie developer would be able to figure it out.

This game is perfect for Wii U.



element187 commented on Video: This Moody Trailer for The Fall Sets Th...:

Picked it up launch day. It's such a gem. I have put 5 hours in it so far, but I keep getting stuck, so I'm probably only 2 hours in where someone who is figuring out the puzzles quickly would be.

I would rate it as 8/10... I would rate it 9/10 if the story is going in the direction I'm thinking it will go. I see a stellar mind f*<@&, or plot twist that they would be crazy not to go with.. Can't wait to see more.



element187 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Wow, a quarter of us have a PC/Wii U combo. That number is a lot higher than I thought it would be.

It tells me at least a quarter of us are pretty savvy and don't fall victim to the hype of the other two consoles and realize there is more choices than the big three.

Also shows we see the big picture on total cost of ownership, while the buy in price might be double the PS4 for a system that is 4x the power of the PS4, that extra $400 disappears completely once you buy 20-30 retail games on PC because how much cheaper PC content is (you can get games 2 weeks old for less than $30 while $60 on console)



element187 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Incredible, people let their nostaglia glasses cloud their judgement.

If I let nostaglia cloud my judgement I would have voted for Super. Mario Bros 3..... It completely blew the doors off of every platformer available to date. It holds up decently, but Super Mario 64 reinvented Mario just the same..... Problem with SM64 is it doesn't hold up very well control wise compared to today's Mario games (it's expected being the first 3d Mario! Nintendo was still experimenting) But at the time it was the very best platformer ever made.

Enter Super Mario Galaxy I and II. Revolutionary, nobody thought to add gravity tricks into a platformer quite like this. Completely reinvented platformers, again. It holds up extremely well, has by far the most diverse and numerous gameplay mechanics ever packed into a single game, let alone a platformer.

SM3DW comes close to matching the amount of creativity and number of new gameplay mechanics, but it's single player didn't quite reach as high as SMG 1&2. But it's by far the very best multiplayer platformer ever made. It's that multiplayer that puts it on the same level as SMG2.

I want to see this poll done with people taking off their nostaglia glasses. I get it, you guys like the first revolutionary Mario game you played, I know its hard to ignore that, I've been playing Mario since the mid 80's and SMB3 was that revolutionary game for me but even I can separate the nostaglia effect.

I'm sorry, as great as SMW, SM64 were, you cannot escape the amount of creativity thrown in SMG2 & SM3DW, these two games destroy every Mario before it. Nintendo is getting better at making Mario games, not worse. Every iteration has amazing improvements over the last with heaps and heaps of new gameplay ideas that dwarf the amount of game play mechanics in previous Mario games.



element187 commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@SethNintendo Agreed, and this applies to PS4 and xBone owners. If you think your game will look like the PC version in any way shape or form, be prepared for downgradeton... luckily it will look better then a PS3 game, but only marginally so. A 1080p, 30fps PS3 game.



element187 commented on Preview: Exploring Black Magic in Bayonetta 2:

@Ralek85 killzone isn't a hardcore franchise, it is a casual franchise. It has auto assist aiming as well. New Super Luigi brothers has a higher difficulty curve. Therefore it's more "hardcore". Art style and content is not a measure of how hardcore a game is. You could say Killzone is more "mature" than Mario (I hate that term as well), but a Mario game is way more hardcore than a Killzone game.

The shooters without auto assist aim didn't sell at all on the subhd twins . Why? Because they are too hard for the masses. Hard games do not sell. The masses want easy games because easy games makes people feel like they are good at a game without much effort. Making a game difficult makes the general audience feel inferior and therefore they tend not to buy the game, because nobody wants to feel like they are no good at a game... When a developer talks about accessibility, it's a red flag that they are dumbing down a title so it sells more copies.

This is why Platinum games under perform every time. They refuse to dumb down their games. Even their "normal" difficulty option is more difficult then most games set to "hard" or "very hard"



element187 commented on Preview: Exploring Black Magic in Bayonetta 2:

It would be great if Wii U owners would go out and buy this gem even if it is just to support Nintendo's attempt to grab exclusive third party content. If the game sells well enough, Nintendo could be interested in getting another Platinum Games on Wii U. If the game bombs, it is probably the last Platinum Games exclusive on Wii U, sadly

@sinalefa I wish more people were dying to get this. P* deserves a hit.