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Wed 12th Aug 2009

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Guybrush_Threepwood commented on DFC Intelligence Lowers Wii U Lifetime Sales F...:

Nintendo sold so many Wii consoles because millions of people who normally don't care about videogames bought it just because of Wii Sports and Wii Fit. But those people will never buy a Wii U. The Wii hype is over now! The Wii U has the same target audience like Gamecube or Nintendo64. You can't compare it to the Wii audience. Millions of crazy housewives won't buy the console this time. You can't repeat this success. Wii U versions of Wii Fit and Sports won't do it.



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

@Damo: How should a triple A best selling game like GTA V not being well-suited to a Nintendo console? Why has every game to be family friendly? I love most Mario and Zelda games because those are really great videogames and not because those games are family friendly. I couldn't care less. I just want to play the best games (first and third party) on my Nintendo consoles. Why should I care if a videogame is violent or unsuited for children when it's a really good game that I want to play. Parents can always activate parental controls to protect their children for playing unsuited games on Wii U.



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

I know this is a Nintendo fansite. But this is the most ridiculous article I ever read on a videogaming website. It's even worse journalism than IGN. Bashing GTA V and praising the port of a ten year old Zelda game in the same article is just lame. Sorry, I'm not buying it.

PS: I played every Grand Theft Auto AND Legend of Zelda game so far ("A Link to the Past" is my second favourite game of all time).



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Nintendo Rejects The Binding of Isaac:

Thanks to decisions like this I will never like the company Nintendo. I love the many great games Nintendo gave us. But most of Nintendo's policies (even since NES days) have just been a punch in the face of every loyal customer.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Zelda and Mario Up for Multiple BAFTA Awards:

Even as a big fan of the Zelda series, I wouldn't vote for Skyward Sword. There were definitely much better and more innovative games last year. Mario Kart 7 (Family) and Super Mario 3D Land (Mobile & Handheld yes, Design no) should win though.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Nintendo Europe Dropped London Life to "Avoid ...:

@Wolfpacleader1986: This is an article about London Life not being released in Europe. It has nothing to do with Xenoblade Chronicles. It's not our fault North America doesn't get those games you mentioned. You should complain about Nintendo not the European Nintendo fans.

I mean it's not a competetion between the regions who gets which game. It's just Nintendo's fault that we still have to complain about lousy EU/NA releases these days. The release politics of Nintendo haven't changed since the nineties:

  • region code for Wii and 3DS
  • games not being released in every region
  • games being released with censorship in some regions
  • PAL Virtual Console disaster


Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Nintendo Europe Dropped London Life to "Avoid ...:

Lame! Why can't Nintendo include the American version of London Life? This would be enough for many European gamers. Personally, I don't use German translations anyway. Import is now the only option for me although I would prefer Luke's British voice. But I will definitely not support Nintendo of Europe by buying both versions.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call Gets E...:

Who cares about the EU release date!? I want the full experience. It's just ridiculous that Nintendo of Europe makes such tremendous cuts in a triple A game nowadays. Every European Nintendo fan should boycott this and import the US release. Why can't Nintendo include just the English version of London Life in Europe? The other translations are dispensable for many gamers.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Feature: The State of WiiWare:

WiiWare was an absolute disappointment in my opinion. It could never compete with the superior XBLA or even PSN. So Virtual Console was Nintendo's biggest advantage when it comes to online services. But unfortunately Virtual Console has been totally left behind by Nintendo since WiiWare started.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Localisation Evidence Grows as Pandora's Tower...:

No one would complain if Wii didn't have a region code. As long as Nintendo makes stupid decisions like that we have every right to complain. It's ridiculous that European or American gamers are missing games which are already translated into English because imports won't play on Wii consoles. Unfortunately even Nintendo handhelds are region locked nowadays. Really great job, Nintendo!



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and...:

I don't really care about the price. I just want a Nintendo console with up to date technology this time. The Wii was Nintendo's only console that was totally overpriced in my opinion. But if Wii U can finally compete with the PS4 or the third Xbox it could even be worth 500 € to me.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Regional eShops Will Continue to Offer Differe...:

"The European eShop will continue to offer content targeted at the region."

I hoped Nintendo of Europe would learn from its former mistakes. But all we get nowadays is region locking even on handhelds. And don't forget the disaster with the PAL conversions on the European Virtual Console. Nintendo should finally get rid of region locking so you could at least access the US or Japanese eShop (it's possible on Xbox360 and PS3) and European Nintendo fans don't have to miss any more games they deserve.

Nintendo + online services = always a huge disappointment



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening ...:

Definitely the best Zelda for a handheld and maybe the best Gameboy game of all time. I don't support the censorship in the DX version though especially since the original European release (black & white) didn't include any of these alterations (which are present in all American releases). As much as I like the games of Nintendo but the censorship policies were just ridiculous.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Another Zelda Remake for 3DS?:

No more remakes, please! Nintendo should focus on developing new games (sequels at least). Where is a brand-new Triple A videogaming franchise? I haven't seen one developed by Nintendo this generation.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Talking Point: Why Nintendo and Rare Should Re...:

Rare made some of the best Nintendo games ever. Unfortunately Nintendo did never find a proper replacement for Rare's franchises and creative input since then.

I hope Rare would release more XBLA remakes of its classic games (Blast Corps, Jet Force Gemini, GoldenEye, Battletoads, Conker's Bad Fur Day). The remakes of Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie/Tooie were an instant buy to me.

And Nintendo should finally give us Donkey Kong 64 on Virtual Console. Maybe Nintendo and Rare could agree on a downloadable release of Diddy Kong Racing (with Banjo and Conker of course).



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Nintendo Download: 11th February 2011 (Europe):

Wow the first DSiWare game I would really like to buy. I don't know why but most of WiiWare and especially DSiWare games have absolutely no appeal to me (I use frequently VC, XBLA, PSN though).

Can't wait to log into the 3DS online shop for the first time: Handheld Virtual Console and Shantae!!!
I really need Nintendo points!

PS: No Virtual Console again! Lame!



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Nintendo Confirms 3DS Will Be Region-Locked:

I hate the region lock of Wii. You cannot access the North American or Japanese online marketplace which is disappointing for all Europeans because of the PAL-disaster on Virtual Console. It's possible on PS3 and Xbox360 though.

And there are already too many interesting Wii games which are only available in either North America or Europe (some of these games are even published by Nintendo), for example:

  • Another Code: R (EU)
  • Trauma Team (NA)
  • Disaster: Day of Crisis (EU)
  • Excitebots: Trick Racing (NA)
  • Pikmin 2: New Play Control (EU)
  • Dokapon Kingdom (NA)
  • Mario Super Sluggers (NA)

PS: So region locking offers the "best possible gaming experience" for customers??? This sentence is my nominee for the dumbest marketing statement in 2011!



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Wow, Disney Epic Mickey Sold 1.3m Copies in No...:

@SuperMarioFan96, vonseux: This game is based on one of the most popular fictional characters ever (more popular than Mario). Published by a company which is bigger and more famous than Nintendo.

So Epic Mickey is definitely not the perfect example for normal third party developers how they should do their marketing. Disney and Mickey Mouse are just playing in a totally different league than the competition.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Rumour: 3DS will be Region-Locked According to...:

Great job, Nintendo! I still regret that I didn't buy a North American Wii (especially because of the PAL issues on the Virtual Console). This is bad news for all European Nintendo fans. I don't like the idea losing the possiblity to import games since we will never get the same support like Japan or North America.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on WiiWare Super Meat Boy Gets Canned:

Got it already on XBLA. Great game by the way!

I don't see how WiiWare could compete with XBLA (or even PSN). XBLA is by far the better service. Nintendo should instead focus on Virtual Console again. Their back catalogue is still Nintendo's biggest advantage.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz...:

@outrun2sp: I have no PSP. But I get all my PSOne Classics on PS3 at the US marketplace of PSN. Couldn't you do the same with your PSP? Or is there some region locking?

Unfortunately you can't access the North American Wii Shop channel with a PAL Wii. It would be the perfect solution to solve the PAL issues on Virtual Console for all European retro fans.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary is 50Hz...:

Lazy, lazier, Nintendo (of Europe)!!! I can't wait to read Nintendo's lame excuse: "Sorry, but there's not enough disk space to include both versions"

@12 (Omega): Nintendo doesn't need to reprogramme Super Mario Allstar at all. Nintendo could just release the original game on the disk. All Nintendo would have to include is a simple check of your Wii settings when you boot the game. If your Wii displays already in 60 Hz, you could play the NTSC version. But if your Wii displays in 50 Hz, you would play the PAL version. I don't think that's too much to ask for. Especially for a game that will make a large profit compared to almost no developing costs at all. I mean it's just a Virtual Console game on a disk without any enhancements.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Exclusive: Nintendo Bringing Back WiiWare Demos:

This comes way too late. WiiWare can never compete to the superior download services XBLA or PSN anyway. Nintendo should just focus on Virtual Console again. The back catalogue is by far the biggest advantage Nintendo has to offer for their download marketplace.



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Get Ready for KINECTaku!:

The new sites make sense because so many Wii-gamers have gone multiplatform this generation. But since Nintendo Life was original about Virtual Console I would have preferred new sites about the download services XBLA and PSN instead of focusing on motion controls.

I was not even excited about Wii's motion controls so I'm not really interested in Move or Kinect now. But XBLA and PSN are definitely highlights of this gaming generation. Unfortunately Nintendo's download marketplace has become a huge disappointment compared to the competetion (especially after the massive decline of Virtual Console releases and don't forget the PAL-issues).



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Telltale's Back to the Future Not Coming to Wii:

A WiiWare release wouldn't make any sense. How the hell could Telltale downgrade a game like this to a file size of 40 Mb? I would have prefered a HD release anyway especially since Tales of Monkey Island already had issues on WiiWare.

Can't wait to play this on PSN since I have enjoyed Telltale's former masterpieces on PSN/XBLA (Sam & Max Season 1-3, Wallace & Gromit, Tales of Monkey Island).



Guybrush_Threepwood commented on Piracy Not to Blame for Poor Software Sales, S...:

How would he explain the poor sales of GTA: Chinatown Wars? I think piracy was the main reason why the sales were absolutely disappointing. Hardcore games made for older target groups have definitely more piracy issues than casual or not M-rated hardcore games.

Additionally Nintendo Europe didn't promote the best rated DS game ever in the Nintendo channel on Wii. You can't even find Chinatown Wars in the Nintendo channel anywhere.