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GiSWiG

GiSWiG

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GiSWiG

#1

GiSWiG commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Ninte...:

I do think games like Xenoblade, Last Story and Pandora's Tower were experiments. Each was released in Japan +/- 2 years before it came to the US and still months to a year after their European release, in English. Pandora's Tower didn't come to the US just a few days after a year being in Europe and Australia in English. There might be some weight behind the petition theory, but I think Nintendo/Monolith wanted to see how it would sell on the Wii. Lo and behold, a new Xenoblade will be released for the Wii-U in the US. Xenoblade Chronicles might even appear as a digital download. I don't think it was only the petition or the retail sales but the fact that people were selling and BUYING XC on ebay for over $100. It has settled to around $50 but even $50 for a used game means the demand is there. As far as the other two, maybe just a test to see how well JRPG will do in the US.

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#2

GiSWiG commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Ninte...:

@AltDotNerd Do you realize that it can take years to develop a good game? You really want to pay to pre-order something that MAY come out the end of next year or the beginning of the next. And keyword, MAY! And if the project is scrapped halfway through, do you get your money back? No, and you shouldn't. That money went to the development process which cost lots of money. Good developers, graphic artists, musicians, etc. don't come cheap and they won't want to get paid only if the game releases.

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#4

GiSWiG commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

Nintendo needs to work on advertising with major releases. There are game commercials that have that familiar beep and logo of the PS4 and XBOX but some of those same games are on the Wii-U. How many people realize that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed is available on the Wii-U? People see these games and immediately think PS and XBOX, and even me. I didn't realize until weeks later that CoD: Ghosts was available for the Wii-U because it seems more of a PS/XBOX thing. The Wii-U is changing that but more advertising needs done.

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#5

GiSWiG commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

Final Fantasy needs to come to the Wii U. Xenoblade will entice many but more JRPGs need to come out for the Wii U. It wasn't until the end of the Wii that some really great JRPGs came out and some had poor sales because of it. I hope that does not happen with the Wii U.

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#8

GiSWiG commented on Rating For NES Remix Issued By Australian Clas...:

If this will be a remix, then original unmodified versions of some of the best NES games would be cool. And to all you who dis Nintendo bringing back old games and focus on new games, they are doing both. I have about 20 Nintendo franchise titles in my collection of Wii games (got kids). If you take a look from a business stance, re-releasing good old games makes sense. Old NES games won't be hard to port to new systems and there is demand for the retro games from the NES, SNES and N64. Look at all the 95%-100% working emulators out there that are still being made/updated for PC, MAC, linux, iOS, Android, XBOX (original), GameCube and even the Wii! (I'm sure there are others) Also, a large population of gamers first PLAYED on the NES, SNES, SMS, Genesis, etc. I had my NES at 12yrs old; I'm 37. Castlevania 3 is just as good now as it was then. I just finished the 1st Zelda (look at my avatar). I do still like the new stuff. I'm half-way through Last Story and I'm reserving the next six months for Xenoblade Chronicles. I don't have a Wii-U yet but I might buy the Xenoblade before I get a Wii U.

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#9

GiSWiG commented on GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chro...:

Yes, this post is quite old but I finally got a darn new looking used copy at GS for $44.99 + tax. I got my usual GS promo email but the 'Recommended for you' section had Xenoblade Chronicles case pic with $49.99 under it. If I clicked on it, it brought me to the GS website and it showed as $69.99. I printed a copy of the email showing it at $49.99, took it to my local GameStop which is ran by a good manager, and because of the printout, they overrode the price to $49.99 and applied my Power Rewards. Before tax, it was $44.99. If you happen to get that same email, just a few days before the date of this post, then give this a try! Also, if you check out ebay, copies are going closer to the $50-$60 range instead of the $80-$100 range with free shipping.

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#11

GiSWiG commented on Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is S...:

Well, looks like I'll hold out a little longer cause it looks like this set is worth it. I just beat Wind Waker just over a year ago (never had a GameCube) so the Wind Waker HD edition just didn't do it for me. Maybe I'll pick it up in a few years. Just having a blast with my three nephews last week on SMB Wii, I'll go for this combo for sure. Looks like I will have to wait. I've actually been collecting a few Wii games that I've gotten at great prices but haven't played. And I don't know why but I have yet to really play Skyward Sword and I got it when it first came out to get the gold wiimote. Its been two years now.

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#12

GiSWiG commented on Nintendo's $30.2 Million 3DS Patent Infringeme...:

Sometimes there is only one way to do things and both Nintendo and this guy are probably using very similar methods that they could almost be identical. A good explanation can be found by googling 'how 3ds 3d screen works' and look at the crave.cnet one (3rd one down). Basically, you block vertical lines of pixels from being seen by both eyes at the same angle. It comes down to how your eyes give you depth perception but they are doing it on a flat surface. If you think about it, it is the same technology that thoes the 3D stickers use with the ridges (not the foil ones) but Nintendo figured out how to do it with dynamic images (i.e. video). So can manufactures of thoes 3D stickers sue Nintendo?

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#13

GiSWiG commented on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD:

The Windwaker is an awesome game but I wouldn't go HD. It's cell-shaded. It's cartoonie. It uses simple textures. Shadows are solid color, not gradient. To me, it looks like some HD and redesigned textures with crisper lines. Green is green in SD and HD. But one thing that looks great is the widescreen. I played it in 4x3 on the Wii when it first came out. It would have been awesome in widescreen.
Twilight Princess is one I would go HD with. The landscape would be quite lovely.... but maybe it is too soon?
If there is one Zelda that would be worth a revamp is Zelda II. Nintendo owes it to Link for making him look so odd in sidescrolling!