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GreatPlayer

GreatPlayer

Australia

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GreatPlayer

#1

GreatPlayer commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Yorumi I remember in the SNES era Mario does not appear that often. Now it seems that every Nintendo game has Mario in it. Unless you are a hardcore Mario fan, you start to get tired to the games. I personally did not buy Mario 3D World given how frequent Mario games appear (I was very sick of another game with Mario cameo appearance). I know that there are many fans saying the more Mario the merrier. But, it may not reflect the attitudes of other gamers.

If Mario Galaxy 3 comes out my hitch is that it will appeal to the group of gamers who already purchased Wii U or 3DS. Do Nintendo have other strategies to attract gamers from PS4 or Xbox One? I know many people saying that Nintendo made good games, but the question is... do every gamer like Nintendo games? When I play Rayman Origins and Sonic I know what the answer is negative.

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#2

GreatPlayer commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Yorumi It just occurs to me that Nintendo has nothing other than the Mario franchise. And Nintendo expects every Wii U console gamer to be pleased with the Mario games that Nintendo fans were forced upon, which to a certain extent is true (when you read what you say).

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#3

GreatPlayer commented on Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Le...:

@WaveBoy I agree with the unique direction, but what is the actual use of the gamepad? NES Remix is a repackage of old games with poor control. Its review scores are not good either. NES Remix 2 may look more promising, but you do not know until it comes out. It is ironic that Nintendo games nowadays are actually worse than those in the SNES era.

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#4

GreatPlayer commented on Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Le...:

@WaveBoy The cheapest tactic is to rehash old games (Mario U. Dr. Luigi), to repackage old poor games (NES Remix) and to create a "new" game without putting much effort (Luigi U). The year of Luigi theme is pathetic - just a way for Nintendo to suck more money from Nintendo fanboys. Suckers!

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#5

GreatPlayer commented on Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Le...:

@darkgamer001 Of course you can enjoy it. It is just laughable that blind followers like you enjoy whatever Nintendo offers even though it is crap. People have kept saying that the second screen in Wii U has not served a clear purpose. Obviously it can decorate your living room, because people do not have enough TV in their house. That every day people like you praise "Hail Nintendo" is laughable...

Don't worry, Nintendo will soon shut down and everyone gets laid off.

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#6

GreatPlayer commented on Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Le...:

@darkgamer001 No, it was just an observation from many posts from here - whenever Nintendo made a game people like you will hail even though it is garbage. I am sure that many people here sing "Hail Nintendo" every day, just like "Hail Hitler." An example: how people like you hail about the off-TV gameplay with the Wii U controller. If people really need a second TV it is cheaper to just buy a HDMI TV. Are you one of them? chortles...

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#7

GreatPlayer commented on Video: We Dash Through the Sonic Lost World Le...:

Suddenly, this sonic game becomes the beloved choice of Nintendo fans, just because it has a stage featuring Zelda, even though the gameplay does not change. Rumours are right - whatever games that features Nintendo characters, Nintendo fans will just eat it up, indiscriminating the actual quality of the game. Suckers, lol,..

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#9

GreatPlayer commented on How One Man Is Giving Sonic Fans The Game They...:

Only Nintendo life staff were disappointed. Many sonc fans welcome the change in Sonic Lost World. I found it better tham previous 3D sonic.

Sonic 1 was not about speed as much as exploration. Sonic Lost World stays true to the earliest root of the sonic history.

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#12

GreatPlayer commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part Two:

@2Sang Nintendo Land should never be on this list (unless NIntendolife cannot even think of a better game). Mario U was a rehash. W101 has a terrible control issue (given the modern handwriting technology I don't even know how they can screw it up) and it is geared only towards hardcore action gamers. Rayman Origins is better than Legends because Legends reuses some of the stages from the Origins so that they can extend the game (shame on you, Ubisoft)!

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#17

GreatPlayer commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

@Liam_Doolan I think there is an misunderstanding of research findings. What Michael said was that playing Wii Fit is no substitute of REGULAR exercise, due to players' poor adherence rate to Wii Fit programme. However, doing REGULAR exercise requires equivalent, if not more, strong level of motivation, and many people with initial resolution to regular exercises fall out also. Therefore, it is unfair to compare normal Wii Fit players with individuals engaging in regular exercise. The comparison will be more fair, for example, if the comparison target is people who play Wii Fit REGULARLY (i.e., excluding those players who fall out the Wii Fit exercise regime).

Do you agree?

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#23

GreatPlayer commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

As a non-Nintendo game fans, I found the drought affecting me even more seriously. I have owned every Wii U game that I like to have (W101, Sonic Transformed, Just Dance 4, etc). I did not buy Mario 3D World (I know you are thinking what's wrong with me, but the game is too easy to my taste). If I do not buy the upcoming Donkey Kong, I will not have played my Wii U (except Wii Fit U for daily fitness purpose) since the release of Sonic Lost World. Often people assume that Wii U gamers will like to play every of these upcoming major release. What I really want to say is that if you happen to dislike one or more of these new games produced by Nintendo or its affiliates, you can have no games to play for months.

If you are thinking why buying a Wii U if you are not a Nintendo fan, I will point out that Wii U is NOT SUPPOSED to be purchased only by Nintendo fans, does it? I don't think it was the intention of Nintendo to create a console enjoyed by their fans only. But the problem is that, if you are not their fans, the game drought will affect you even worse.

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#24

GreatPlayer commented on Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise Accord...:

I just spent $100 for Wii Fit U. I am not even thinking that Wii Fit U will help me losing a ton of weight - I just want a more active life while playing video games. I hope that playing video games will translate to more active lifestyle.

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#26

GreatPlayer commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

Wii U probably appeals to Mario fans and fans of other Nintendo fanchise only. Nintendo franchise games usually have some common characteristics. The problem is that if you do not like these games you will buy other consoles. That is the problem of relying only on first-party support.

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#29

GreatPlayer commented on Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013:

It is interesting that people either like or hate Sonic Lost World.

One thing Sega has done wrong is to make Sonic Lost World a rather difficult game. Its difficulty is comparable to the old sonic games in the Genesis age. They should make the game as easy as Mario U and Mario 3D World.

In contrast, W101 is a good game with poor morph drawing recognition. I was surprised by the difficulty of drawing morph accurately even though handwriting technology should be advanced nowadays.

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#34

GreatPlayer commented on Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki Is Speeding Towards Sonic...:

@TheRealThanos Yes, flying and boat-racing were already in MK games. So Sonic Transformed was no different from MK. That was what you are implying.

What is the thing that is so different between MK8 and MK7, except the gimmick of wall-racing (which copied from Sonic Rider)? I ask many people and they cannot even answer this question.

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#35

GreatPlayer commented on Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki Is Speeding Towards Sonic...:

@TheRealThanos MK7 and before are simply rehash of the old formula. What is MK8 really different (wall-racing)? I can say a whole bunch of things better in Sonic transformed compared to the previous version of the game.

@JustinH The PC version runs wonderfully at 60 FTPs per second. It looks even better than the Wii U version (at 30FTPs only).

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#36

GreatPlayer commented on Shenmue's Ryo Hazuki Is Speeding Towards Sonic...:

"until Mario Kart 8 crosses the finish line and hits store shelves it remains one of the console's best racers..." Is the writer assuming that MK8 will be better than Sonic Transformed, based on expectation rather than established facts?

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#38

GreatPlayer commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:

@unrandomsam @ACK @TreesenHauser
I think bit.trip runner 2 is a very good game, and it definitely deserves the award as the best eshop download. However, as a veteran in platforming games (or, I basically only play platformers most of my gaming life), I feel that the game is not complex enough to satiate my hunger. I finished the entire runner 2 game and I don't find it very satisfying, but that is due to my previous experience with more complex platformer games. AVGN Adventure is better (though it is too short).

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#40

GreatPlayer commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About Nintendo in 2013...:

People keep saying that Sonic Lost World was so difficult that it was "spiking" or "rage-inducing." Is it really that hard though? I thought that sonic colors was harder, but I beat both of them (first run) under 15 hours. Apparently, gamer's skills in general have been degrading over time.

With regard to Martin's comment that "spend more time watching what's happening on screen rather than actually doing," ironically, reviewers like the most when sonic just keep running forward and players simply press the left, right and jump buttons.

After playing Sonic Lost World, which gives players greater control of 3D sonic than any of previous titles, I really do not want to go back to Sonic Generations.

I agree with them that Rayman Legends was lackluster compared to Rayman Origins. It seems that they have put less effort on Legends.

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#43

GreatPlayer commented on Nintendo Dominates Festive Hardware Charts in ...:

Wa! 3DS dominating everything in Japan.

It is natural that Japanese like Nintendo more than PS and especially Xbox. When I had my PS2 all they have are 3D shooting games, 3D adventure games... Asians like games that are interesting and "cute". Mature games do not necessarily appeal to Asian gamers. If you compare movies you will notice that Japan movies are less bloody than in American movies.

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#45

GreatPlayer commented on Renegade Kid and Nicalis Titles Reduced on eSh...:

Speaking about Mutant Mudds Deluxe, I played it for an hour, and I still do not get this game. It is sorta difficult (which fits my taste), but the gameplay was rather primitive (and frustrating). I did not understand all the raving reviews about this game. VVVVVV, in contrast, was amazing.