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GoombaSlayer commented on Talking Point: E3 Exposed the Strains of Ninte...:

@Dark_Link Yes, I have read this before. Fact is still that they didnt announce anything but Just Dance 2014 for the Wii U at E3. My guess would be that they keep producing some fitness and Rabbids-game until Wii U proves itself.

This is, after all, exactly what EA also said after they first dropped out. That they do support Wii U - if Nintendo manages to sell more boxes.



GoombaSlayer commented on Talking Point: E3 Exposed the Strains of Ninte...:

Its obvious that Nintendo needs to go out of their own little bubble and start looking at the market as a whole and not think that things will just settle on its own. Looking at the first 6 months it has been very weak, and since their supposed Mario-megaton ultimately became a sequel to Super Mario 3D Land... I would say that the whole year of 2013 was weak overall.
This in addition with little third party-content, mostly being re-releases of older Xbox 360-games and, if we were lucky, lesser versions of new multiplatform games.. One cant say that Nintendo have deserved any success this year.

2014 looks promising in terms of first-party though. Mario Kart 8 is a major and it looks like Nintendo (or should we say Namco) have put a lot of effort into making that a true sequel and not some re-hash. Super Smash Bros, of course, also looks great. As well they are also leaving their Mario comfort zone with X and Bayonetta 2 - two games that definetely will appeal to the crowd that not yet is interested in the console since they are not as family oriented.

But then again... look at the third party support in 2014. Ubisoft have already confirmed that they are pulling back on their Wii U support from now on, with no title announced for 2014.. The only third party content announced for Wii U next year is Project Cars. It shall be interesting to see how this evolves.



GoombaSlayer commented on Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo ...:

@Gamer83 Thats not true. With Wii nintendo hade more third-party support then they have ever had since the Super Nintendo. It didnt get the same games as PS360, of course, since it was a much lesser platform in terms of performance.. But it still had tons of content from third party developers and publishers both in terms of multiplatform-games and exclusive titles.



GoombaSlayer commented on Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo ...:

Man, I will never get why some people take things like this so personal. Of course it is important what Pachter has to say, people listen to him, its his job - some Nintendo fans obviously don´t but companies - the industry - do.

And really he is not saying that you cant enjoy your firstparty Nintendo content, he is talking about how Wii U will hit or not hit in terms of the market. He has not been wrong regarding the console so far. Wii U is not a hit, Nintendo needs to make changes both in their PR and how they reach out to both third-party and the consumers if they want to have a chance. Gamecube had ALL of Nintendos great franchises, very good third party support during the first 1.5 years and Nintendo also was very progressive with collobrations, such as the Capcom Five Deal.. it still didnt sell. So it is to no ones surprise that Wii U doesnt sell, with no megaton first party content during the whole first year and lackluster third party support, especially regarding exclusives. To date Wii U is Nintendos greatest failure, in terms of sales, since the Virtual Boy. Fact.

Still dont saying that its a bad console or that one cant have fun with it. I sold my Playstation 3 and now Wii U is the only console in my living room. I have acquired 25+ retail games, but I would be lying if i said that it couldnt be better. Most because basically all titles are games i just as well could have gotten on the Playstation 3, mostly for a cheaper price and in some cases even better versions with more content - with Sniper Elite V2 as a recent example.

I give all my support for the Wii U, at least until the fall of 2014.. Then I guess we will see which platform will deserve to be the "main" console in the living room. I will get a Playstation 4 for both the exclusives and all the multiplatform games that isnt coming to the Wii U. If Nintendo doesnt make changes it will definetely be a console for Nintendos firstparty content only. It doesnt have to be that way. Its not good if it would be that way. Nintendo is only one publisher.. even when most third party left Gamecube behind and Nintendo werent producing that much many great games, third party was there with titles such as Beyond Good and Evil, Timesplitters, the Prince of Persia games, the Capcom Five deal and so on.. Wii u doesnt have that yet. Nintendo needs to fix that.

I dont like it when Nintendo says that they doesnt care or look at what the other companies are doing. Nintendo should go after the same third party content.. Call up Konami and start talk about Metal Gear Solid V, Call up Square Enix and talk about Tomb Raider, Call up Activision and talk about some exclusive mode for Call of Duty or Skylanders.. Its not only about what YOU might think about these games. Its what the market thinks as well as having a wide set of different sorts of games. Mario, Mario Kart, Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario will sell.. But remember that Mario Kart Wii and so on sold so great on a platform with a 90+ million user base. Wii U doesnt have that.



GoombaSlayer commented on Wolfenstein: The New Order Looks Set To Skip W...:

Have read through all the comments and have this to say

1) Wii U is not a power-package. It is not more powerful then Playstation 4 or Xbox One. That it can MIRROR games for the Gamepad screen is not power. I can do that with my five year old smartphone. Also PS4 will be able to mirror ALL Playstation 4-games to the Playstation Vita. In terms of hardware Wii U is a good piece of hardware but still on terms with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
HOWEVER the difference between Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 will not be as obvious as it was between Playstation 2 and Playstation 3. Not because there is not a major difference in the hardware but more because the difference will be seen in other details such as animations, framerates, resolutions and on a detail level. Wii U games will still look great but they will seem less alive and more.. stiff.

2) Just because it has weapons and has Wolfenstein on the cover doesnt mean that the game is some lesser Call of Duty-whatever-copycat-game. Wolfenstein: The New Order is designed by the people that made the original and great The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness-game and it will be a Action-RPG set in a somewhat open-world enviroment, much like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It looks very promising.

3) The reason that Wii U are missing out on so many third party content is not because of "snoby" or "lazy" developers. Its due for two reasons. The first one being that even though the Wii U could handle these games, the hardware is also more complicated to develop for then both PS3 and Xbox 360 and in addition with the second reason, that Wii U simply havent sold that great. It doesnt have a solid installbase and its already settled base arent buying the third-party content already out.. Its just not worth it.



GoombaSlayer commented on Retro Studios Working on "One Major Project at...:

Someone said that Metroid Prime 3 sold in 4 million copies, it didnt. It sold in about 1 million copies. I think what the titles in Nintendos current line-up has in common is that they all are sequels to their most sold games. Mario Kart Wii sold 30 million copies, Donkey Kong Country Returns sold 5 million copies, Super Mario 3D Land is the fastest selling 3D Mario-game, Wii Fit sold 20 million, Wii Party sold 7 million, Mario & Sonic sold 7 million.. Its obvious that they have looked at their best selling games and made a decision from that. They believe that these are the titles that will create a interest in the Wii U.
I personally believe that this is good thinking - however they should need something more as well since these titles kind off reach out to the very same costumers. The families, casuals and core-gamers interested in these games would have settled with just one or two of these titles. Maybe they should have saved some of them for the coming years.

Me personally was a bit let down with the announcement of Tropical Freeze since i have always seen Retro Studios as a AAA-developer and i expected a AAA-game such as Metroid Prime 4 or an entirely new IP or perhaps the rumored Mach Rider, Star Fox etc. reboots. But i will still get Tropical Freeze since it seems to be a good game. But as a major E3 announcement it wasnt much.



GoombaSlayer commented on Poll: Which Wii U E3 Game Has Impressed You th...:

Cant decide... Barbie Dreamhouse Party or the newly announced Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff

No.. The list is pretty much the same as before. Its X and Bayonetta 2 that looks really awesome. Mario Kart 8 looked a lot better then i imagined.. so maybe that one. Mario seems fun but as with the Retro Studios announcement kind of a dissapointment since they arent the blockbusters/megatons imagined.

Watch Dogs, Arkham Origins, Rayman Legends and Black Flag looks great. Nice to see that both Oddworld: New N Tasty and Strangers Wrath HD will be coming to eShop as well.

So.. whats my vote? I think X. The new trailer just added to the hype.



GoombaSlayer commented on Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expect...:

It was the same with the original Wii. They made Red Steel and then they went party and fitness all the way (with the exception of... Rayman Origins and The Forgotten Sands late, late, on). Its problably due to that they also are walking away from developing PS3 and 360 games.

Everyone knows that Wii U is not powerful enough to take on the same games as PS4 and Xbox One.. so im not suprised about this. Ubisoft, EA, Activision and so on wasnt the publishers that showed great support for the first Wii either.



GoombaSlayer commented on Capcom Announces E3 Live-streaming Schedule:

Hopefully TBD is more then one game at a time.. because then they will only have two new games to announce and i want a lot more Capcom love this year. Hopefully they atleast will show something for the Wii U. MH3U and RE: Revelations could need some company.
(Problably too early for a MH4U announcement though).



GoombaSlayer commented on Sniper Elite V2 on Wii U Lacks Online Co-Op an...:

@XavandSo Wikipedia is wrong, it hasnt been specifically announced for Wii U. The pressrelease only said PC, PS360 and next-gen consoles. Which we all know rarely includes the Wii U. I would think that if a Wii U-version was planned it had been mentioned with the PS360-versions in the pressrelease.

But i would hope for a Wii U version, but i wouldnt bet any coins on it.



GoombaSlayer commented on Sniper Elite V2 on Wii U Lacks Online Co-Op an...:

I pre-ordered this a while back but i ended up on a "waiting list" since it was sold out.. Hasnt happened to me since i pre-ordered Wind Waker on the Gamecube... haha. Unexpected this one.

I wont take my pre-order down. I think this game, even without the online mode, will be worth the time and price. It looks really fun.



GoombaSlayer commented on Microsoft To Announce Sequel To "Historic" Rar...:

Looking forward to reading news about Mario at the Xbox-sites during E3...

However.. Microsoft has employed 100+ new peeps to Rare ltd. during the last two years so they might actually have something interesting to show. Their last games havent been that good, for sure, but maybe the new talent will bring something new to the table.

Problably though they will keep focus on the casual/kinect... even though they might hide it behind a core-label. "Better with Kinect" or something.



GoombaSlayer commented on Nintendo Download: 16th May (North America):

"Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, $2.49 if you already own the Wii U Virtual Console version of Super Mario World — valid until 23rd May)"

  • Is this also for Europe? If i buy Super Mario World will i get Super Mario Bros 2 for 2. 49 after that?


GoombaSlayer commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Make EA Co-oper...:

The lack of EA support on the Dreamcast was one of the reasons that the platform died early on. However i believe that as long as EA Sports is somewhat there that same thing wont happen again (of course that was just one of the reasons Dreamcast passed away which doesnt apply to Nintendo), since you cant really say that EA was all there for the first Wii either. And that went quite well anyway.

However i do enjoy some EA games. They produce blockblusters and even though Ubisoft is giving a lot of that support right now - more is not less, people. Would love to see Dragon Age 3, Mass Effect Trilogy, Fuse for Wii U.



GoombaSlayer commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Stock Jump Bodes Wel...:

@WingedFish Its not that much that "they" are saying that they dont want Mario. People loves Mario. What some want though is for Nintendo to produce something without putting Mario on the cover. They wants Mario. But they also want new IPs and for Nintendo to see what other franchises they have and basically never uses.



GoombaSlayer commented on Miyamoto: Mobile Competition Actually Helps Wii U:

"I think that with everything Wii U can do, people are going to find that it is the one device they’re going to want to have connected in their living room to access all their entertainment"

  • Well, even though this is currently true for me i cant deny that it would not hurt to be able to play retail music and film content on it. I mean.. its really weird that Nintendo still havent licensed this possibility, not even DVD-playback.. Very hipster of them.


GoombaSlayer commented on Rayman Legends No Longer a Wii U Exclusive, De...:

Well, Ubisoft has said this right from the very start. They have always had PS360-versions of the game in mind. Me, personally, believes that there is something magical about exclusive-games (not sure why, though) so my hype went down a bit and as weirdly as it sound i might actually wait for this to end up really cheap. Which problably will be soon after its release due to it going up against GTA V the very same month and the fact that many Nintendo-lovers wont as eagerly buy the game now.