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Male, 20, United Kingdom

Thu 21st July, 2011

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Geonjaha commented on Cave Story is Finally Coming to the 3DS eShop ...:

Well that's nice and all, but I ended up playing Cave Story+ on the PC over a year ago. While it is one of my favourite games, I don't believe this is the + version so I wont be rebuying it.

@allav866 - Nope, luckily the best version is on the PC, and that's been out for years. Cave Story 3D at retail, although rare, did also release in Europe.

@GloverMist - I don't think refusing to buy the same game on another platform can ever be considered cheap.



Geonjaha commented on Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainmen...:

People didn't hate Other M because it was different, they hated it because it was terrible. Nintendo, stop pretending the response to a bad game means people want the franchise to die. There's no logic behind that.



Geonjaha commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

Sounds akin to Scribblenauts in the sense that it sounds and is very fun at first, then quickly becomes very repetitive and boring. Considering its a full retail price title I think I'll pass.



Geonjaha commented on Interview: 4 Corner Games Tells Us Why It's Go...:

It's refreshing to hear about a solo indie dev really passionate about their work on Wii U. I usually don't have much interest in playing a one button game, but considering it's only £2 I'll probably check it out if it comes to Europe. I understand why it was done though, and hopefully it does well enough for 4CG to make some more ambitious titles in the future.



Geonjaha commented on You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo...:

I don't see why you would pre-order any game, let alone an eShop one. Just wait for reviews and more footage upon release.

The only reason to ever pre-order is if you know for sure that you'll be buying the game no matter what, and you get an advantage, like an early release date, a significant discount, one of a limited stock (ie. physical release only), or some kind of decent bonus. This system has none of those offers, so why anyone would use it is beyond me.



Geonjaha commented on Review: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Wii U eSho...:

While this game can get a little irritating if you attempt to complete every path I'll still not understand why this game gets bashed so much. It's one of my favourite Kirby games and one of the only ones that doesn't bore me to death. The multiplayer back in the day was awesome as well (A shame as always that it isn't on the VC version though).



Geonjaha commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@gatorboi352 - I find enjoyment out of Nintendo's current situation? You've got that right - I cant wait to see them go bankrupt and stop making games.

Honestly though, smartphones is probably just a short term solution to the problem - in the long term it would just take sales away from Nintendo's own consoles assuming they can even continue to make them. Has anyone actually done any kind of significant survey or analysis to see how many people would really want Nintendo on smartphones, and the extent to which they would actually buy their games on that platform - or is simply speculation? Iwata doesn't want Nintendo games on smartphones, and some investors do.

But hey, don't listen to me - I'm obviously not made for running a business, unlike yourself. You don't need to be an expert in a field to make a comment on it, so lay off please.



Geonjaha commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

Yes, Iwata has made some mistakes, but I love my 3DS, it's amazing, and I think the Wii U is a very fun system (it just needs some good games and actual third party support). I cant agree with letting him go when the best ideas being thrown around to solve Nintendo's problems are "Go to smartphones" and "Build a theme park". I mean seriously? Have some damn integrity here.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

@unrandomsam - I doubt Nintendo delays its own games just so specific indie titles will sell better though (ones that get them less to no revenue compared to the Virtual Console). Even if they did - if an indie game is losing all of its sales because a 20 year old game just got re-released then one really needs to ask if it was a game worth supporting in the first place.



Geonjaha commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

The big problem with this decision, as well as many others is that Nintendo simultaneously treats the Virtual Console service with little effort, while still acting like it has great importance with sales.

We don't get a guarantee of one title a week on the VC, even on the Wii U, where there are hundreds of games from the Wii VC waiting to make the jump. The Game Boy titles on the 3DS VC don't have colour palettes like they would on a GBC, and none of them have multiplayer enabled. While this may seem unimportant, the people buying these games primarily will be people who played them in the past - those who'd enjoy those options (Hell, just look at how well SEGA give options to the player on their VC games). If the VC service cant come close to competing with a GBC for features on playing a GB game then Nintendo is doing something wrong.

When people defend how Nintendo treats their VC service the same arguments seem to come up "If they released this game now then these other VC games wouldn't sell" or "If they put these games on this system they wouldn't sell as well on the first". We're talking about decade old games here, at least. People who own a Nintendo system generally either buy a lot from the VC service, or close to nothing. Deliberately slowing down releases to promote worse games that came out 25 years ago isn't how a service based around retro games should be run.

You know what probably would encourage more people to buy a Wii U though who already have a 3DS? Besides generally putting more effort into the service? Making game purchases buy the game for both systems. Anyone with a significant interest in the VC would suddenly have the ability to play maybe dozens of games on their new Wii U system of they bought one on either the TV or the gamepad. But hey - that would be a step in the right direction, and we haven't seen a lot of those in a long time with the Virtual Console.



Geonjaha commented on Dragon Quest X Reaches One Million Sales In Japan:

Squeenix, all I know is that you need to start bringing the 3DS Dragon Quest games over to the West. I realise Rocket Slime 3 and Terry's Wonderland probably wouldn't sell terribly well, but at least bring Dragon Quest 7. At least. Also Dragon Quest Monsters 2, because I love that game, and am desperately in need of playing its remake. >:3

As for Dragon Quest X? No, I don't want it. It's an MMORPG - those don't interest me anymore and more importantly aren't going to sell well at all outside of the PC market, and even there its a risky choice.



Geonjaha commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

I'll be honest; most of my favourite games on steam are indie ones. I buy indies because they offer fresh exciting games that dont cost as much as triple A releases. Once triple A's get their act together again and realize what's important (Not blowing all your budget on cut scenes, and making just another copy cat game of one that already exists) then I'll probably end up buying a lit more of them. I don't buy indies because they're 'cool' - I buy them because I want new experiences with gaming, and ones that actually look enjoyable. Don't get ne wrong, there are loads of terrible indie games, but at least the variety means you can probably find something that's right for you.



Geonjaha commented on Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U ...:

@Alpha2797 - The problem with that theory is that no one is going to buy a Wii U just because it has a few GBA titles for sale on it. Someone who wanted to play these games would probably buy the original cartridge and GBA over a Wii U that they don't want. As for DS titles - I just assume that's because the 3DS can already play DS games.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Highlights Over 50 Unity Games on the...:

That's great and all, but as mentioned before, eShop games aren't going to sell systems (especially when so many of them are ports anyway). I'd much rather they work on their VC releases. Bring it up to 2 a week minimum ( There are hundreds of VC games on the Wii - it wouldn't be that hard).



Geonjaha commented on Keiji Inafune Stills Wants To Make Mega Man Le...:

Not really news is it though? He still wanted to "make the game a reality" a year ago. It's unfortunate but with Capcom at the wheel of Mega Man its not really going to change anything. At this point I think we'd all be celebrating if they sold off the franchise to someone else.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Unleashes Some Awesome Wii U eShop Tr...:

When I say I 'care' about exclusivity, what I really mean is that I wont be buying any Wii U games that I can get on my PC for cheaper, especially when its a lazy port. Which is a shame in a way because I haven't played anything on it since 3D World.



Geonjaha commented on Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton...:

I really don't get where they're planning on going with their franchise. They made six good games with Layton, and then decided to quit while they were ahead (at least that's what I'm assuming they did). A seemingly smart decision as it is a formula that gets more tired with time, and while I've only played three of the games so far, I left at least 6 months between each of them.

If however they are planning on continuing the franchise, why are they taking the spotlight off the main character, who also happens be the name of the franchise? None of the other characters are that great on their own imo, but I guess we will have to wait and see.



Geonjaha commented on Nintendo Releases an Extended Gameplay Trailer...:

@ZephyrTortera - Yea, because it looks worse than the game that came 20 years before it. If it looks like a cheap (and inferior) copy of a 20 year old game then most people are going to speak out and not buy it. Voting with your wallet is the only way to stop these games being made.

What tends to confuse me is people who will buy this game just because it's a Yoshi game, despite it adding next to nothing to the source material. These also tend to be the ones who 'don't get the hate' whenever a company tries to make more money by replicating an earlier game and not improving it in any substantial way (ie. laziness). People don't like to be taken advantage of. If you're the kind of person who wants a copy of a 20 year old game for a new console with next to nothing different for a full £30 then go ahead, but stop being surprised when others don't. It's more than a little ironic the defence this game is getting, since so many people here tend to bash the 'generic repetitive FPS' series like COD, when that's pretty much exactly what Nintendo is doing with this title.

Also - why is it so common for people to claim that we cant dislike the look of the game without playing it? No one ever says we cant think a game looks good without playing it. The solution to all of life's problems is not to buy every game just in case its good - that's what discretion is for. I will wait for reviews, as I always do - but when this game turns out to be what I think it is, I'll pass on it, and wait for Nintendo's next game - one that some effort was put into.

@Captain_Toad - Don't bother apologising for disliking the look of a game. If some fanboys get upset because other people don't like a Nintendo game then that's their own problem.

This post ended up much longer than I'd anticipated, so...
TLDR: This is why we cant have nice things.



Geonjaha commented on Interview: Takashi Tezuka on Bringing Yoshi's ...:

I played the original game on the GBA all those years ago, and it remains one of my favourite games of all time. This however, doesn't interest me in the slightest at the moment. The art style somehow looks worse than the 20 year old original, the gameplay has been made easier, and all the new 'features' look pretty dull. Even the music in the trailer just sounded like a more depressing, parodied version of the original, which to be fair seems quite fitting given Nintendo's current stance on making sequels. To be honest right now I wouldn't be surprised if this version ended up being worse than the DS version (at least that one tried new things that weren't just big eggs).



Geonjaha commented on GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collec...:

People say Mario Pinball Labd is bad mostly because it's very hard. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit on the GBA abd I'd gladly buy it again on the 3DS once Nintendo stop this ridiculous Wii U only practice for handheld VC titles.



Geonjaha commented on Success of Twitch Plays Pokémon Raises Possib...:

People are joining it because its a new concept and the idea sounds interesting. People preferring to play a game with thousands of other people, most of whom are trolls though? Not going to happen. It takes hours for them to make any progress in that game.



Geonjaha commented on Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual C...:

Nintendo, what a ridiculous idea. No one is going to buy a Wii U for paid GBA game emulation, and as a large majority of the comments here show - people would much rather have them on the 3DS, where they belong. I, like many others here wont be buying any GBA games on my Wii U. When they bring them to 3DS give me a call.

It's bad enough that they charge such large amounts for the VC without even being able to share games across the two platforms (you know - a feature that might actually make people more interested in the Wii U?), but not putting the handheld games on the handheld VC is just ridiculous. But Hey!, at least we're getting all those NES games right? Right?