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Fri 2nd May, 2014

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FragRed commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Adventure on Wii U an...:

What worries me most about Zelda U is whether it will look as stunning as the E3 reveal. Nintendo has said that it looks better than that at E3 but they haven't shown any real footage other than what was shown during the Game Awards which made it a quite a bit difficult to see exactly how it looks.

I know graphics aren't everything, especially if gameplay is decent (I find Hyrule Warriors to be a good example of that) but it is still something that concerns me greatly about Zelda U.



FragRed commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

I am most excited for the release of Metroid Prime Trilogy as I never owned that title. Now it is coming to the Wii U I am gonna have to pick it up. I hope that it is gamepad/pro controller compatible.

Also why are they releasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 but not the first game? Seems odd to me.



FragRed commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

They could just do an HD remake of the Gamecube game for now. Wouldn't be too expensive and would be another game to stick on the shelves. I'm still interested to know what that HD remake Nintendo teased last year was in development for the Wii U is. Assuming it wasn't cancelled



FragRed commented on Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - Janua...:

I'm sure there'll be a Nintendo Direct soon because it is good timing to show what's coming for those new to Wii U and remind/update the rest of us. However I think Nintendo also has one secret Wii U game up it's sleeve. They announced a HD remake was coming to the Wii U not too long before E3 last year but nothing came of it. I can see that being announced before E3 this year. Hopefully a first half year release.



FragRed commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

I wouldn't be surprised if it is revealed that this will be used for both the QOL and a new handheld, with the hole in screen design being for the QOL Nintendo are planning. It could easily be that next year both are announced.

Nintendo like to do a 2 year announcement of their consoles (first year revealing and second showing it off), so this may be a 2016/2017 release.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

I continue to get this feeling that Nintendo really has little to no time for the EU/UK market even though they release exclusive limited edition versions of some games and console bundles. You can't rely entirely on Internet advertising, especially as most I see are on Nintendo focused news sites.



FragRed commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

I found it really funny when I read "Let’s build a Mario empire!" - would that be the same Mario empire Nintendo have been successfully building since the 1980s? That comes across as being full of themselves in the most worst way in my eyes.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@Kaze_Memaryu though Bungie don't make Halo, the Masterchief Collection does contain the games made by Bungie, just in HD format but with broken online it's no wonder why people aren't buying it. And Assassins Creed is on multiple platforms that helps it, even if you do need to spend several months waiting for patches.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

Sometimes I wonder if Nintendo actually realises how popular these Gamecube adapters and Amiibo are. Surely it's not too difficult to produce more of these things, though I imagine they'll keep doing so in small numbers.



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

I want Nintendo to make bumper profits to offset any losses they made earlier in the year but I don't see the Amiibo selling anywhere near those numbers, perhaps they can get a good selling figure internationally but not in North America alone.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

I did not for a single moment ever think I would wake up to this amazing news! The timing is perfect too as this is the time of year when people will go out and buy the Wii U. With Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros winning awards and now this also being shown, it'll get a lot of people wanting one for sure.

I am a little bit unhappy that Nintendo didn't show the full screen. I don't know if this was too avoid showing off any glitches they haven't yet fixed but would have been nice.

As a whole OH MY GOD I am super pumped and excited for this game and we don't even know much about the kind of things we will find in the world. I am hoping it will be packed with loads of side quests and places to explore and not be merely open dull and lifeless.

Also love how riding Epona looks and works. And the combat looks pretty decent too, especially when jumping off the horse and into slow motion to better aim your attacks.

I am a bit concerned about the trees in the wooded area all looking identical, kinda stood out. I assume this will be polished up before before E3 or certainly the game launches.

You never know, Nintendo maybe sneaky and have a full screen trailer coming out to tease us even more ;)



FragRed commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

If this was a limited edition thing then Nintendo screwed up big time. They clearly should have labeled it as Limited Edition.

Nintendo really needs to get their act together after the recent screw ups in the UK with under supplying stocks of games and now this.



FragRed commented on Nintendo and Philips Sign Global Patent Licens...:

I'm not too sure as I got a little confused, but from what I understand is that both Philips and Nintendo have dropped any legal cases against each other and are allowing one another use of each other's patents?

If that's correct then wouldn't that mean Philips would be also likely in paying Nintendo?



FragRed commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Caryslan I don't remember my local Game or HMV ever giving much space to the WII regardless how popular it was. Was always one wall for Xbox and one wall for PlayStation with Nintendo in the corner or a shelf. But I guess that was just my local shops, wouldn't surprise me. They were crap.



FragRed commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Hotfusion I totally agree, I don't know what the hell Nintendo have been playing at recently with their games and accessories here in the UK. Luckily I pre ordered all the Nintendo games I want for this and next year so I shouldn't have a problem, but most people don't and to not be able to get a copy is really pathetic to say the least.

I don't think Nintendo really knows what to do with the European market. It seems like they want to support it and grow their market share with some exclusives and deals, and then they go and totally screw it all up by under stocking games and accessories as if they don't care about us.



FragRed commented on Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U):

Got mine in pre-order but the wait is unbearable. I also think a January release for the game in Europe is going to outright kill it in the sales department.

I still question Nintendo’s decisions with Europe. Sometimes they release awesome special editions unavailable elsewhere and then other times its like they want to fail over here.



FragRed commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

@Boxmonkey I know no one who owns a Wii U. Even parents who were considering buying a Nintendo console have gone for Sony or Microsoft because of the first person shooters their children crave. I know some even chose the Vita over the 3DS because it has first person shooters, even if only a couple of bad ones.



FragRed commented on Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Enjoy Biggest UK P...:

I'm not surprised by this really. Nintendo released their big holiday game for the Wii U on Black Friday in the UK and then it seems that they under stocked.

I also think a lot who wanted the game bought it on the 3DS already.

Also did they release an official Wii U bundle for this game or are they still pushing Mario Kart 8?



FragRed commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

I think there are several factors that hurt Nintendo with their home console.

First I do agree the name and whole marketing of the Wii U is a problem. I assume Nintendo were hoping that much like Xbox and PlayStation, they could make the Wii name into a successful running brand of consoles. But I think another problem they have is that when people hear the name Nintendo, they associate it with "kiddie" games whereas Sony and Microsoft are the "mature" games.

Nintendo certainly has a big problem regarding third party support. I'm not sure whether third party publishers will ever touch Nintendo's home console again, or at least in any big way. And Nintendo doesn’t seem to be doing all that much to attract them after the initial launch lineup of the Wii U.

The price of the console, outside of sales, needs to come down big time. It's been 2 years. They must be at a point where they can produce it at a cheaper price point. Both Sony and Microsoft reduced their consoles within the first year, and they're a lot more powerful.

I think maybe Nintendo needs to seriously look at buying some developers in order to get those "mature" games onto their consoles, while at the same time filling out their yearly releases with none Nintendo branded titles.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

I think personally Nintendo were shocked at just how quickly they would sell and didn't envision producing any more adapters so soon. I can't see Nintendo turning down the opportunity to make money by producing more of them before Christmas arrives. They obviously sell extremely well.



FragRed commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

Ah Amazon France strikes again!

I would love it if this were true but somehow I can't see Ubisoft changing their minds about the Wii U and I certainly don't believe they'd sell the IP especially if the new owners made it a success and made Ubisoft look stupid.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I am not sure if the fact these are selling out is because Nintendo drastically under evaluated the popularity and so never produced that many to begin with or whether Nintendo simply cannot manufacturer enough to meet the demand.

Somehow I can't see this being the case in the UK. I don't think Super Smash Bros is going to be anywhere near as big over here.



FragRed commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Sony is right, the Vita is better than 3DS... but only in terms of hardware. I bought it day one and apart from Uncharted and Wipeout, it didn't really offer me anything exciting and has collected dust ever since. Whereas the 3DS always has new games coming.

The problem with the Vita is that you can't bring the home console experience to on the go platforms like the Vita so easily. Look at what Sega tried and failed at. Nintendo merely released Tetris with their Gameboy and it sold millions because it is a game that works on the go. Uncharted type games don't.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping...:

I wish Nintendo did this for the UK, may help them attract the attention of those who are unaware of the console.

When I go into Game, the entire left wall of the shop is dedicated to Xbox and the right wall is PlayStation. Both have a playable console with latest game. The Wii U and 3DS are on a small shelf in the middle. Nintendo needs to do something to address this as most who shop at game are casuals, and parents - the ones likely to buy Nintendo.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

@electrolite77 With regards to Captain Toad being delayed here in Europe until January, that is a really stupid decision and I still can't figure out why they are doing it.

I wonder if the pre-orders for Captain Toad were only small in comparison to the US. It's just a thought, but it's the only thing that springs to mind.



FragRed commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

@PinkSpider You mean people are buying Just Dance 2015? Last I heard the sales were appealing this time around, with over half the sales on the Wii, which was still only a small number. I wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft stopped porting games to Nintendo altogether.



FragRed commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Claims Seco...:

I do question whether Super Smash Bros for the Wii U will be able to do as well in the charts. I don't think it will somehow. It'll chart for certain, but I don't see it getting as high up simply because I think out of all the systems, it will be PS4 and Xbox Ones people will look to buy this holiday.

But I hope I am wrong.