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Grubdog

Grubdog

Australia

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Mon 13th February, 2012
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http://www.pietriots.com

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#2

Grubdog commented on Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and ...:

Load of rubbish. People check Tweets and Facebook every 5 seconds. You get the information you deserve, Nintendo can't win in the fight for peoples withering attention spans and they would go bankrupt if they spent the same amount as Microsoft or Sony. Nintendo has nothing to benefit from comparisons.

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#3

Grubdog commented on Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and ...:

Why would they advertise when they are losing money? Waste of time competing with MS and Sony for advertising.

Furthermore, why would any GAMER care about advertising for games you already know about? That is the sole purpose of advertising is it not? So lead by example.

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#4

Grubdog commented on Satoru Iwata Explains Reduced Projections and ...:

I think Nintendo's high sales estimates for Wii U were fair, it's an amazing system. They didn't expect smartphones to rot peoples brains, and now they simply need to do more work to communicate to consumers.

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#6

Grubdog commented on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Was "A Great O...:

@AJWolfTill YES! Absolutely stunning game, I had never played the original though. The environments are extremely well done with lots of detail and it's one of the best looking (and sounding) Wii games. I found the motion controls a bit weird but I think that was intentional. The pointing is very restricted and the whole game feels like you're handicapped in terms of movement, but not in a bad way. Probably tied with REmake as the scariest game I've played, very similar feeling actually.

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#7

Grubdog commented on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Was "A Great O...:

I love this game. I beat the entire thing in a mammoth 15 hour sitting the first time I played, it was so engaging I didn't even notice. The chase sequences were legitimately terrifying and I haven't got that feeling from any other game, everything you did mattered. All your choices, all your movements. Graphics were outstanding too, still the best snow I've seen in any game on any console. It felt so good to use the pointer as well, most Wii games didn't bother to utilise the console properly.

I would love for the Wii U to get some psychological horror games, the GamePad is screaming for it, Miiverse could work too. Imagine if a game linked you to a fake Miiverse where everybody called you crazy.

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#8

Grubdog commented on Wii U "More Than Capable" Of Providing The Cor...:

@Einherjar that's fair, I expected it to be bad after hearing microtransactions were in the game (GT6). However, I've beaten the entire career mode, got every gold and there's been none. Without the internet I wouldn't know they're even there, unlike Forza 5 which has constant reminders every time you finish a race to buy credits. It's only an external option if you visit the PSN store (which I still hate) and doesn't impact the game. Seems more like Sony's doing than Polyphony's. Luckily Nintendo will never enforce crap like this, and hopefully more devs realise the freedom they would have on Wii U.

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#9

Grubdog commented on Wii U "More Than Capable" Of Providing The Cor...:

As MAB said it's nice to have an uncluttered screen, especially for screenshots and Miiverse posting! You might see something in the rear mirror while paused =) I'm really glad they're keen on using the Miiverse properly, it's become such a big part of Wii U games for me.

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#10

Grubdog commented on Wii U "More Than Capable" Of Providing The Cor...:

^ GT6 thankfully didn't go through that road, the career mode has been extremely polished up and accessible, with all the events being free and credits practically being given away. I'm amazed Polyphony went in the right direction. Forza 5 is a complete joke though and barely even resembles a videogame.

Looking forward to PCARS my only question still remains though, analog throttle?

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#11

Grubdog commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Renegade Kid:

Eh, kinda pointless to focus on "developing games" we can't play. I agree the ratings companies are terrible (especially as an Australian), but it's necessary and you just have to deal with it like every other developer. They aren't reading this article so it's just useless whining.

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#19

Grubdog commented on Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special At...:

@Araknie I don't care if it's an overreaction. I was buying the game, now I'm not. There's enough games to buy now that I can stand by this conviction. Trolling Pokemon will get you nowhere, the game is the amazing and the biggest leap the series has ever had.

On the other hand, I don't see what your conviction is unless you work for Square-Enix. It shouldn't matter whether I support the game or not.

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#20

Grubdog commented on Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special At...:

@Araknie that's complete crap. Why are Japanese developers in the cold? THIS! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY Square-Enix has fallen to complete irrelevancy and lost the power of two of the biggest franchises in gaming. This is not the "solution" IT IS THE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. Look how successful Pokemon X and Y are because Nintendo didn't try to rip people off. Dragon Quest 9 sold 4 million copies in Japan before S-E decided to throw the franchise into the wind. It was their choice, and it's also their choice to make Bravely Default look as unappealing as possible. They aren't victims of anything and I don't feel sorry for any companies being "left in the cold" by their own poor choices. It's very easy to not destroy a game.

Did I read the article, hurp durp. Offending someone doesn't make your point legit. Of course I read it and I'm passionate about this issue and the complete destruction of Square-Enix saddens me greatly. The developer even states the game balance has been changed to accommodate this, it's not an accident.

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#21

Grubdog commented on Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special At...:

It's true that nobody is forcing you to buy it, but it's still there. Imagine a new shop opened and had flies buzzing around the side-alley next to it, with some guy selling second hand steak. I'd probably keep walking.

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#22

Grubdog commented on Bravely Default To Feature Optional Special At...:

They just can't help themselves can they? "We don't want it to be too cheap" sums up their mindset, they expect people to fawn over this crap. Unbelievable. I remember when a few extra dollars to enhance your gaming experience meant buying a snack.

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#35

Grubdog commented on Review: Breath of Fire II (Wii U eShop / Super...:

It's just a review score guys, you don't have to "hate reviews" because someone thought BoF 2 was average. 6-7-8 who even cares, it's the same game to be enjoyed.

I'm finding it really generic, I don't know if I can finish it. It's an OK game but I haven't found anything to love and the presentation is really rough, it's like the game doesn't want me to play it. Feels like a waste of time, which is a huge contrast to other SNES RPGs I loved immediately.

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#40

Grubdog commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

Who cares, play something else. The mere existence of this article is embarrassing.

I suppose we'll see an article about why Mario isn't for me on the Sony site now. Right? If you truly cared about other games, you wouldn't be talking about GTAV.

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#45

Grubdog commented on We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, ...:

NES VC games right now really highlight the big problem. I want Mega Man 3, but paying twice on 3DS and Wii U is impossible to justify. It's principle rather than money, I would just feel ripped off no matter what I picked.

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#46

Grubdog commented on We're Getting Digital Right On 3DS And Wii U, ...:

Obviously the account system still needs to be fixed, handheld / console needs to be unified, and Wii U virtual console needs to actually get some games. HOWEVER, Reggie's doing a good job lately sparking interest and doing his job as PR guy.

I would love to see Reggie watering his flowers and getting his fossils in a Reggie Direct. Animal Crossing seems to have given him a new lease on life.

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#50

Grubdog commented on DuckTales: Remastered Update to Target Leaderb...:

I never played it before on NES (nor watched the show) either and It's magnificent. Controls are perfect and I never had problems with the pogo or level design. I have encountered some bugs though, including the leaderboard one and a boss that just didn't appear, I had to reset after standing around waiting. The leaderboards in this game are pretty pointless anyway, total playtime and how many times you've beaten it? Out of all WayForward's games, this is the least necessary one for a leaderboard, not that I'm complaining. I guess a budget really does help with features like this.