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Thu 29th Oct 2009

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Folkloner commented on Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 O...:

Where i live in South Wales, it was almost impossible to buy Wii U and 3DS titles at GAME (retail) because the Nintendo section was located in the centre of the store and staff placed queues directly through them, obviously not wanting to have the lines obscure the more valued and popular PS4, XB1 sections. Which just shows how little even the staff themselves care about selling Nintendo titles, at least here.



Folkloner commented on Reaction: Nintendo Titles Miss the UK Top 40 O...:

I'm sorry to say but largely UK gamers just don't care. They have their PS4 and XB1 systems, plus PC and PSVR (soon). Unless the NX is the greatest thing ever and broad third party support returns then Nintendo will only ever succeed in making a dent in these charts each week.



Folkloner commented on ​Here are Nintendo's Nominees for the Game D...:

@Peach64 The games weren't judged by Metascore. Also games being a "big deal" is exactly the sort of attitude we should be discouraging when all too often the most popular games are the ones that get played and get the nod when it comes to award season. Also, discriminating against it because it's on the Wii U and thus not a big deal enough for GOTY is another attitude we shouldn't pay any attention to.

Lastly, there's not a conspiracy against the game but when you have some 'award givers' (not necessarily this one) only reviewing games released up until the end of November then that's blatantly unfair.



Folkloner commented on ​Here are Nintendo's Nominees for the Game D...:

Fallout 4 was a buggy mess but gets a GOTY & Technology nomination, what?

Also, i'm sick and tired of Xenoblade Chronicles getting snubbed for these things because it came out late in the year. That's still 2015, so there's no legitimate excuse.

Not so much this one but any other 'goty 2015' awards tripe that blew its load 'before' every game had released that year can just GTFO.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Games Absent from UK Top 40 to Kick O...:

I fear for the Wii U in the UK over the next couple of months as there is almost nothing coming out between now and Twilight Princess, Star Fox & Pokken Tournament.

Splatoon and Mario Maker did their best to carry things in 2015 but with the UK's criminal lack of interest in XCX, things look grim for the first part of 2016.



Folkloner commented on Super Mario Maker Scoops Amazon Game of the Ye...:

@bluedogrulez Good point, and perhaps the best example of this within the games industry that i can think of is DKC: Tropical Freeze absence from nearly every single GOTY Nominations list back in 2014 due to how early it came out in the year. It barely got a mention for Best Soundtrack...which was just criminal.



Folkloner commented on Super Mario Maker Scoops Amazon Game of the Ye...:

With games like Xenoblade X taking so long to play properly, and even FAST Racing Neo coming out so late in the year, they really need to lay off publishing these lists until the year is through in my opinion.

Also, so many GOTY Charts have Mario Maker above Splatoon. Personal preference, but Splatoon trumps Mario Maker every time for me.



Folkloner commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U):

Agreed with everything in the review.

Although, it's factually incorrect to say that the little vignettes take 40 seconds each to get through. Jabbing (A) makes them go by in well under 10 seconds in my experience. I honestly think you should correct that line.

Also...scanning a figure or a card in the main hub section (as well as using them in the game) causes that character to be added to the hub. I wonder if scanning all 400 amiibo cards would cause all 400 to be jammed into the admittedly small area, or whether there's a limit.



Folkloner commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

Is 'AAA' subjective because according to Nintendo Life Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival is 'AAA' but Xenoblade Chronicles and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water are not.

At first i thought you were confusing 'AAA' with 'most likely to sell' but then you say that delaying Star Fox ruined the Xmas's of 10M Wii U owners. Trust me, Star Fox as a franchise is nowhere near that popular and wasn't likely to sell significantly more than the titles i mentioned above (which you somehow didn't think it pertinent to mention)

Article was well written but the central argument is flawed and it has glaring omissions.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

@97alexk I'm not sure if you actually read my comment on not but i was simply explaining how Nintendo 'want' Miiverse to be used. If you mean it isn't being used like that in some places and the changes will address that well then okay, but it's amusing to me that you start out so combative towards me when i didn't even state an opinion.

Also, whichever side you're on, Nintendo doubling down on being more stringent with how they want people to use Miiverse will be beneficial in some ways and bad in others, it's simply the nature of control vs freedom. You can't please everyone, and pleasing you or anyone else specifically doesn't objectively make Miiverse better.

I'd rather Nintendo and users target a middle ground instead of selfishly trying to force their own version of a Miiverse utopia on to everyone else. Miiverse is Nintendo's project and they can use it how they please (as someone will no doubt tell me) but the users are the ones who then have to use it and their opinions (or the most sensible amongst them) should carry weight too.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

Deep down Nintendo wants Miiverse to be a place where users...

  • Ask for help on a game.
  • Give help on a game.
  • Comment positively or negatively on a the relevent community.
  • Post screenshots of a game.
  • Post drawings of a game.

Anything else, they'd like to weed out. Put simply, they want to completely shape what Miiverse is rather than letting users decide how they want to use it.



Folkloner commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

@SneakyStyle and yet again idiotic comments from fans betray a level of ignorance far removed from the facts of the situation.

Bayonetta is also an off-the-wall action game and it suffers from none of the control or performances issues of Devil's Third, meaning DT problems have everything to do with how it was developed and not the system it's running on.



Folkloner commented on Animal Crossing Series Director Explains the a...:

Depending on sufficient stock, there's a chance that Amiibo Festival retail version (inc. AC amiibos) could become the Wii U's version of 'Wii Play' - a bare bones game nobody asked for that goes on to sell really well simply because of what was bundled with it.

Personally, i hope that doesn't happen, we shouldn't be encouraging Nintendo to make more games like this. Unless some of you really want Metroid: Amiibo Festival or Mario: Amiibo Festival.



Folkloner commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

I've gone through different phases really. Growing up, my dad and my cousin would get together to game every week so local multiplayer on the N64 was perfect at the time.

After I went to college and Uni, i focused more on single player experiences, but now i live with people and run a StreetPass group, multiplayer (both online & offline) has become important again.



Folkloner commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

The thing is though...Nintendo KNOW fans want a proper Metroid game, as Reggie said himself in a recent interview with Kotaku...

"We know fans want a straight Samus Aran game. We also know that the best way to launch that game is to surprise them. What other companies do is announce a project you may not see for 5 or 6 yrs. It's not the way we do things. We know the community wants a straight-up Metroid game."

...but speaking to Eurogamer, Prime series producer Kensuke Tanabe said

“If we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo’s NX console. It’s a long time but it would need to include a lot of content, which would take a lot of work on the development side.”

So to me it looks like they don't have plans for a proper Metroid Prime game because according to Tanabe, they haven't even started.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

@BLP's: That's their problem. Even if it was impossible, it doesn't mean that the current system is perfect and beyond criticism...and that for all the good they do, these restrictions will also make 'false bans' feel all the more unjust due to the inability to use another account or even properly appeal your innocence.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Whilst this does prevent trolls from quickly creating another account, it also prevents users who have been unfairly banned from continuing to use Miiverse via a backup account.

The issue with more restrictions here is that the amount of oversight still remains the same. Bans, deletions etc still seem largely automated, and so typically the system isn't able to apply context or will issue bans where it shouldn't. If Nintendo bothered to police Miiverse properly, users would be more likely to accept more restrictions.

I've used Miiverse since day one and have been banned 2 or 3 times due to false claims and had at least 20 deletions, some of which made no sense (e.g - mentioning the word hacking when talking about Watch Dogs)



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

@Artwark Mario Tennis on Wii U has muchroom power ups and a jump shot and it's getting made but F-Zero Wii U with online multiplayer, online tournament mode etc (firsts for the series) isn't.

It has nothing to do with new ideas and everything to do with sales. ant another example, how many Mario Party games have there been in the last 20 years or so? Why? Sales.



Folkloner commented on Splatoon Producer Inks Out Reasons For Lack Of...:

Some of you voice chat haters miss the point completely.

Some of us just want to know why we can't have voice chat in private matches with friends? There is nothing any of you can say that would logically explain why it's justified to 'not' have that feature in the upcoming August update.

So quit tarring us all with the same brush, when some of us have a perfectly reasonable axe to grind.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Ichiban: You understand that people can have an opinion on a game without being interested in purchasing it right? What we're discussing is more the politics side of SMS treatment of the Wii U version and how it ties in to the wider discussion on third party treatment of the Wii U.



Folkloner commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

Perhaps if they hadn't spent months and months talking up the Wii U version, talking up their commitment to it...and spent more time being honest and saying it might come, that the Wii U version was a maybe...perhaps people would feel less betrayed and pissed off.



Folkloner commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

What about Europe?

When queried, Nintendo's Dan Baker had this to say on Twitter...

"Yep, it's only a Nintendo America deal. Tried for months to make it global but we'll get there eventually!"

  • This suggests that Nintendo is doing everything it can to bring the Humble Nindie Bundle to the European region.


Folkloner commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Sceptic you realize Nintendo aren't involved with Project Cars right? That the developer likely boasted about the Wii U ver. to attract funding without bothering to properly look at the system or work with it on a technical level, beyond simply trying to blunt force a port, optimised for different architecture, on to it.



Folkloner commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

I'm the founder of StreetPass South Wales. We are small fry certainly but with the help of Nintendo and the wider community of founders here in the UK, we've been running since the early days of the 3DS.

We've moved from a handful of people standing outside a local GAME store clearing our StreetPass queues, to hosting larger events at dedicated venues featuring Wii U, 3DS and retro titles.

Growing up, getting to play 3 to 4 player N64 local multiplayer at my Dad's every Friday got me through a difficult period in my life and so getting to run a group where that happens every month, with a larger group of people is a great experience.