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Grumblevolcano

Grumblevolcano

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#11

Grumblevolcano commented on Video: Reliving the Memories of the Original A...:

@rjejr I really don't see Zelda U coming out earlier than November 2016, maybe later though.

Sure was a fantastic end to a great E3 press conference in general. Do prefer the Digital Event + Treehouse streams style from 2014 though (2015 would've been great if 2016 games were revealed like TP HD, Pokken Tournament and the apparent rumoured titles if true).

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#13

Grumblevolcano commented on Preview: Looking for the Light in The Legend o...:

@rjejr There were even worse things coming out of that Spaceworld showing than the Link vs Ganondorf part like showing Joanna Dark of which Perfect Dark became an Xbox franchise due to Nintendo selling Rare and Wave Race looking much more like the 64 game than what became of Blue Storm (which that franchise doesn't really exist anymore).

But to me it feels like Nintendo's trying to use the popular Sony strategy of pushing the truth to try and make consoles sell (Sony totally succeeded with selling the PS4 on a bunch of lies). The tech demo quality for Zelda in 2011 is what what you'd expect from a TP HD remaster on a console with PS4/XB1 power, the Wii U is way too weak for that kind of stuff. It's also why the far less realistic art styles work extremely well with post-GC Nintendo consoles.

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#18

Grumblevolcano commented on Talking Point: My Nintendo Can Be a Tipping Po...:

@Quorthon No, the inclusion of "a feature that's long been available in North America and recently in Japan" means its referring to the fact you can buy stuff on a website rather than having to go on the console eshop.

So like this:
http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/RCjxReZwSFsFfyaXGGxYdozPmEqZOkwq

There's a "Buy digital" option to the right and that'll allow you to buy the content and then it'll be waiting for you when you go on your 3DS/Wii U.

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#22

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Mi...:

@Socar Not quite, amiibo Festival is nothing more than a board game. Skylanders/Infinity/Dimensions are action/adventure games (so if you removed the figures but kept the game content the same it would still be a proper game). Nintendo needs to do something like that say for example a Subspace Emissary style game but much better and expanded which uses the entire Smash line of amiibo.

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#23

Grumblevolcano commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Gets Its 2016 Re...:

@rjejr Well my logic regarding ND was already ruined yesterday when the EU downloads came up. It had character and stage bundles for DLC throughout the whole April 2015 - February 2016 period hence confirming that there definitely is no unannounced Smash DLC for 3DS and Wii U hence there's no point in having a Direct tomorrow. The only dates that make sense now before March are 10th/11th February due to the trend created by the past 2 years with a last Direct the year before being in December (2013 and 2014).

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#26

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Mi...:

@Socar There's a very simple way to resolve this. I doubt Nintendo will but you could have amiibo focused games in the same way as Skylanders/Dimensions/Infinity and the amiibo can only be used in those amiibo focused games while all other games have no amiibo features. Most people buy amiibo as something to put on their shelves unopened so why ruin games which could just have the standard DLC model?

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#33

Grumblevolcano commented on Splatoon Producer Hints at More Content Being ...:

@crimsontadpoles Not quite, the setup of content ending at a certain time period after launch has been prominent throughout Splatoon's lifespan. First it was going to end in the summer, then changed to the fall, then changed to January so it feels like the sales of the game just keep surpassing expectations which leads to new content coming. Don't forget that Splatoon sales in Japan were insane during the Christmas period.

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#34

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mi...:

@Sligeach "MK8 and Hyrule Warriors were fantastic, offered a tonne of DLC and were a fraction of the cost of Smash's DLC. That's how it should be done."

That's arguable, MK8 had the quantity per price factor right but the number of packs completely wrong (there should've been at least 4 instead of 2). As for Hyrule Warriors, to get all the DLC on the Wii U version you have to buy the Hero of Hyrule pack (which is great value for money) but also Hyrule Warriors Legends for 3DS and a Link amiibo.

I'd say in general, Smash did it the best because of the frequency at which new content arrived (April, June, July, September, December and February). MK8 suffered from being so spread out and colliding with the big new releases (Smash in November and Splatoon in May) and Hyrule Warriors suffered from having to buy the 3DS version to get all the DLC in the Wii U version. Don't get me wrong, I would've bought Legends even if all the Legends content came to Wii U via eshop download but if someone either doesn't have a New 3DS or doesn't want the 3DS version then they're out of luck for the extra characters.

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#35

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mi...:

@rjejr The timing of release for this DLC is awkward though if there isn't a Direct. For NoA to say afternoon of February 3rd and NoE to say morning of February 4th, the only way both of those can be satisfied is around 5pm PT / 1am GMT (give or take less than an hour) in which the eshop is never updated around that time unless there has been a Direct beforehand.

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#37

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mi...:

@DoctorOverbuild I'm of the view Wolf is still possible though very unlikely, the only way I see it happening is if there's a Nintendo Direct on February 3rd late evening in UK (e.g. 10pm GMT / 5pm EST / 2pm PT) so the characters arriving gets treated as "shortly after this presentation". If that's not happening then I don't think there's any chance.

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#41

Grumblevolcano commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Do You Most Wa...:

I'd go for a few games which have a very long lifespan so like a main series Pokemon game (either new region or return to Orre) and Kid Icarus (but in the style of Uprising, not 2D) as well as a fan favourite franchise that has been ignored for over a decade, F-Zero.

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#45

Grumblevolcano commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

@rjejr Thought you may be interested in some DLC price stats. I posted this in 2 Smash forum threads.

Given the rumour of the NX port, I figured I'd show some calculations for the DLC only for Wii U (in £):

All stages and characters: £16.16 (Fighter Bundle #1) + £7.16 (Pirate Ship, Dream Land 64, Hyrule Castle 64, Peach's Castle 64) + £2.29 (Super Mario Maker) + £10.78 (Cloud & Midgar, Bayonetta & Umbra Clock Tower) + £4.49 (Corrin) = £40.88 (assuming there's no unannounced stages or characters)

All DLC (stages, characters, Mii costumes): £9.11 (Collection #1) + £19.88 (Collection #2) + £9.10 (Collection #3) + £8.91 (Collection #4) + £6.77 (Collection #5) + £14.02 (Collection #6) = £67.79 (assuming there's no unannounced content)

Note that Fighter Bundle #1 contains Mewtwo, Roy, Lucas, Ryu and the stage Suzaku Castle. Also the bundles do not have any discount over buying everything separately.

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#46

Grumblevolcano commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

Not surprised, with a business man like Kimishima in power you'd kind of expect Nintendo to follow more of the Sony/Microsoft trends. The big ones for PS4/XB1 are remastering lots of 1-2 year old games from last gen during the launch window and paid subscription fee for online multiplayer.

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#48

Grumblevolcano commented on Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Mai...:

@Octane Nah, my logic is that if there's no Direct by the end of January (which it's pretty much guaranteed not to be now) then the earliest the next Direct will be is 11th February to follow the trend of the Thursday before or during Valentine's Day that was present in 2013 and 2014.