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Wed 12th June, 2013

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GreatPlayer commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

Honestly, optic disc drive is outdated. On Xbox One I don't understand the purpose of having a disc drive - the game is installed or downloaded anyway on hard drive. How many people still watch DVD or Blueray disc? Everyone downloads. So the move to remove optical drive will save cost.



GreatPlayer commented on Freedom Planet Runs into Delay:

I played this game on PC and I like this game. This game, however, was designed primarily on PC but surprisingly not optimised in my i7 computer with noticeable slowdown. A lot of recent sonic games are better than this (though Sonic Boom was a failure). When people say this is better than sonic this is a conundrum to me.



GreatPlayer commented on Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In ...:

Sonic 4 was not very good (not too bad), but most of the recent sonic titles (Lost World, Colors, and Generations), in my opinion, are vast improvement over the earlier titles.

Nevertheless, the bosses in Sonic 2 has a strong 'mechanical' feel to it and I love it.



GreatPlayer commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

@TheRealThanos if what you said is correct, then slightly mad never promised a Wii U version.

If one think about it, how many Wii U fans will go out to buy this game? If you are simulator fans you would not buy a Wii U anyway. Why blame a third party which publish games that you will not buy and do not care?



GreatPlayer commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

@BLPs I agree. Actually, Megaman series is a difficult game that requires a lot of attention to skills. I remember the first time I owned Megaman X and I died a lot. After picking up the skills I can go through most of the stages without much difficulty. It is unfortunately that reviewers and gamers nowadays just want a game to spoonfeed them.



GreatPlayer commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

@BLPs @ThomasBW84 I agree with you that Sonic Lost World is not a difficult game, but see what Nintendo Life has said in their review:

"this is a demanding, difficult game to play... The 3D environments are most troubling, as Sonic moves relatively quickly — even when not dashing — and lacks the precision and balance of a certain chubby moustachioed rival. Lining up a dash for a wall climb, making precision jumps and any moves that require accurately hitting a specific spot are fiddly to execute."

So skills are busted by reviewers nowadays. Sonic games always require some skills to control Sonic's speed. However, Nintendo Life's standard is that a game should be easy to pick up on control. A game requiring skilful control, on the part of the players, are no longer favoured well.

It seems that reviewers nowaday are just good at writing but not at games. I bet the same thing happens to Devil's Third.



GreatPlayer commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

My guess is that Wii U right now is ABLE to run high graphics games like Batman Arkhan Knight or Witcher 3, but third parties will need to make a lot of work. Therefore, unless Wii U is at least as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One, the system will alleviate a lot of work of those third parties, which are likely to port games to the other two systems mentioned.



GreatPlayer commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Nintendo probably has troubles in creating emultion software. For some reason, the emulators on PC somehow runs smoother than the one on Wii U. There are noticeable slowdown in Super Mario World on Wii u but not at PC, probably due to Nintendo having to develop a new set of emulators for each console.



GreatPlayer commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Nintendo needs to ensure its new console having more mature content. Maybe letting players to turn the violence on and off. After playing Kife us Strange, I realized what kind of games is missing on Wii U. Second, the gamepad is gimmicky and takes up lots of power when operating.



GreatPlayer commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

That will be such a smart idea: put android based os on Nintendo console can be a brilliant way to solve the lack of third party problem. Lots of people develop games on abdroid. I am sure that the prospective system will be much more powerful than Oyra. However, please scrab the idea of the gamepad. I have not seen many games that really use it.



GreatPlayer commented on Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is...:

@Moon - You made a good point.

Although I tend to think how many bad PARTY games Sega and Nintendo made, based on their record. Sega made perhaps one (and I am sure that the game was supervised by Nintendo also) but Nintendo made three bad party games in the last two years.



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

@Grimlock_King To N's credit, I don't think Nintendo released the console because they wanted to save money. But they spent too much money on the heavy gamepad that it did not work. They could have scrabed the gamepad to make a more powerful system, but they wanted to release an innovative piece of hardware and made more innovative games, jUST like what they did on Wii.

They also wanted backward compatibility. Therefore, they relied on a PowerPC CPU that was largely incompatible with Intel CPU. But that means, it will be difficult for PC programmers to port their games from PC to Wii U. Probably Nintendo did not forsee this issue at the beginning.



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

@ikki5 Finally there is somone having the brain to say something that makes sense. If most third parties flop, Nintendo cannot be free from the blame. Either it is a hardware issue, programming issue, or Nintendo's issue. Nintendo had promised a better third party support on Wii U. So far what are the results? Why use PowerPC based CPU in the first place. Everyone knows that it is going to cause hiccups when importing a game from an Intel based PC to Wii U.



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

I am actually tired of hearing third parties having problems on Wii U. This kind of news have been repeating many many times. What is so different on Wii U that makes it nearly impossible to have a port? First is the CryEngine 3 from Sega, and now it is the Project Cars.



GreatPlayer commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

@Larrykoopa18 I agree with you. What I do not understand is why the CryEngine runs well in every single current console except Wii U. Is it something so special about Wii U that it could not handle CryEngine?

In addition, BigRedButton has probably more than one year (probably two years or more) to fix the game on Wii U. The three-game deal was signed well before the release of Sonic Lost World. In addition, before switching the game to Wii U, BRB said they finished a major part of the game. Therefore, more than one year is not enough for them to optimize the game's performance on Wii U?



GreatPlayer commented on Video: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Blame Could L...:

@Grumblevolcano Your comment is right. As an example, when Wii U gamers see a game with the rating of 7 from Sega they say it sucks. When from Nintendo they say they still buy it no matter what.

Also, Nintendo Life keep trash talking Sonic Lost World in many article's. In one of their articles they even thought giving Sonic Lost World a rating of 7 initially a decision that was too generous. As a result of these kind of attitudes among Nintendo's and websites alike, third parties really do not have a chance to thrive on Wii U.

Not to forget that Sega also made Alien Isolation which sells over 3 millions since launch. Should it be released on Wii U it would only sells 3000.