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Hernandez

Hernandez

Male, 28, Portugal

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Hernandez

#3

Hernandez commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

@Bolt_Strike "Nintendo pretty much confirmed a hybrid console isn't happening next gen..."

Well, that's too bad. I know I'm going to get flamed for this, but I've been waiting for Nintendo to drop out of the home console business and just focus on their handhelds.

I think that could result in the best system ever made, especially if it's something that can output graphics to your TV, somehow.

@WillMelnyk Have you seen the PS4 lineup for the next four months? It will drive a man to poverty...

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#4

Hernandez commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

I wouldn't buy a Nintendo Phone — I'm way too used to Android to change to a different OS — but I would buy that hybrid console in a heartbeat. I hope it becomes a reality soon.

As for the numbers, I'm a little worried about the 3DS. It's losing too much momentum and I think that's because of the software.
I haven't bought a game for it in quite a while, and that will probably only change with Persona Q, in November.

I really wish Nintendo would focus on the two systems simultaneously, instead of making us go through these huge droughts...

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#7

Hernandez commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

@Unca_Lz Maybe I didn't make myself clear or possibly didn't understand the article well enough (it can happen, english is not my native language).

Anyway, it seems to me that their decision was to wait and tackle the market later with a new console. In that sense, it can give the appearance that they are lagging behind their rivals.

My point was that they should have been faster and more decisive when "attacking" that market and really gotten a stranglehold on it. They already had a foot in, so why not make it two?

As it stands, it is my belief — which could be wrong — that they are giving both Sony and Microsoft a chance to settle into the few chinese homes that can actually afford a dedicated gaming console.

It is not the first time I have seen Nintendo being indecisive like this and, again, it is my belief that with the current management it will not be the last.

But I reiterate: I may be reading it all wrong...

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#8

Hernandez commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

Have to agree with @ikki5. New people need to come in, the current Nintendo management is way too slow when it comes to making the big decisions.

It gives the (sometimes false) appearance that the company is always one step behind its rivals...

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#13

Hernandez commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@Nintendobro Nah, as I said before, they'll have to stick with the Wii U for quite a while. Rushing a new console would do more harm than good and I doubt Nintendo would even consider it.

Will it end up with near Gamecube numbers and be labeled a failure? Probably. But they still can't spit on the faces of their fans. I mean, what would they tell them? "Tough luck buddies, just buy our new stuff instead, it totally fixes everything! Only another $349.99. What a deal!"

What I don't like is people trash-talking the competition with ignorant remarks.
I'm ok with people saying that the PS4 has no games at the moment. I mean, I know it has some really great games already, but they are mostly indie and/or low budget. To a lot of people, those don't count. Fine. Whatever.

But let's not kid ourselves. The AAA titles are coming and some are looking pretty damn awesome. If you don't think that will hurt Nintendo even more, you're completely mad.

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#15

Hernandez commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@akaDv8R "Are you serious? Both the PS4 and XB1 have nothing worth while to play, and won`t have any decent games until the start of next year."

What the hell are you talking about? The PS4 has, like, 30 major releases scheduled for 2014 and they start coming in August...

Next you're gonna tell me that The Last of Us, Diablo 3, Destiny, Dragon Age, FIFA, Alien: Isolation, Shadow of Mordor, DriveClub, The Evil Within, Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, LittleBigPlanet, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Hohokum, NBA Live, The Walking Dead, Metro Redux, Far Cry, Lords of the Fallen, Minecraft, plus all the other stuff I can't remember at the moment are all crap, and only Mario titles are worth playing.

Nintendo fans... seriously, sometimes you guys make me so mad!

@JaxonH They are supporting it. And will continue to support it. Regardless of sales. Wii U ain't goin nowhere, just sayin. Might wanna start adjusting to that fact.

I agree, the Wii U is a failure that they'll just have to live with. I doubt it will even reach Gamecube numbers, but they will just have to ride it out. No other option, really.

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#16

Hernandez commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23 I doubt they'll get rid of Iwata, but something definitely has to change. I mean, they have a year's worth of games, plus the best Mario Kart ever and they still can't beat the PS4? The mind boggles.

It's only going to get worse once the PS4 and Xbone have, you know... actual stuff to play.

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#17

Hernandez commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I didn't get to play The Last of Us or GTA 5 because I'd already sold my PS3 by the time they were released — got a pretty sweet deal for it, and used the money to buy a few Wii U games — so I'm kinda grateful that they're porting them to the PS4.

I don't think Sony is "stealing" that many customers away from Nintendo, though. Most people who only had a Wii last gen were casuals. Ninty lost those people to the iOS and Android, not the Playstation.

If anything, all those new PS Plus customers are coming from the Microsoft side. People are still mad about all that pre-launch crap they tried to pull...


@vamkar "tell us when the next not-shovelware, not-gritty/realistic atmosphere, not-FPS game is coming out for the console from a major publishing house."

NEXT MONTH! Sony Computer Entertainment is publishing Hohokum in August. Sorry for making you look ignorant/biased, but you literally asked for it...

PS: Eagerly waiting for the "PS4 only has shooters" crowd to try and spin this one (good luck). Oh, I know! Maybe the colors are so vivid that they "shoot" you right in the eyes? Ok, I got nothin'...

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#18

Hernandez commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@outsider83 If you remove Call of Duty from the picture, you'll see that what sells on the Playstation are action-adventure games, racers and sports, not first-person shooters.

Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear, God of War, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, The Last of Us, inFamous, Red Dead Redemption, Batman, Assassin's Creed... those are the types of games that people are actually obsessed with.
Then you have Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, LittleBigPlanet and FIFA, which are basically the four "must-haves", every generation (I guess they're currently the PS equivalents of Mario Kart, Zelda, Super Mario and Wii Sports).

There's plenty of life beyond military shooters...

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#19

Hernandez commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@eaglebob345 The Wii Pii. One console to rule them all.

@SethNintendo Not some of them. Almost all of them have pulled back support. That includes all the ones that matter.

And I'm not "putting the Wii U down", I'm stating facts. If you want to try and convince others that this console has amazing third-party support go right ahead, but I don't think you'll fool anyone.

Finally, you can bring up anything you like. I don't own a Vita and why should I? That thing no longer has any first-party support. It's like the Wii U, in reverse.

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#20

Hernandez commented on Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Says Nintendo Provides B...:

@SethNintendo Yeah, cause all the other devs/publishers are lining up to release stuff on the Wii U... /facepalm

Anyway, it's a great thing that Nintendo is still around. Their dedication to making great games is commendable. Probably one of the few companies that still cares about maintaining a certain level of grace and dignity.

Sometimes I wish they would focus solely on their handhelds though. I've been in love with their portable consoles since the Game Boy. They always deliver on that front.
It's only the home variants that have let me down — love my SNES, but that's about it.

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#23

Hernandez commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

@andrea987 Here's another example then: GTA 5. One more: Tomb Raider.

But at least I know I did my part. I actually bought Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It was, undeniably, the best version of the game.
I also had Batman, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Darksiders, Mass Effect, etc. and had no complaints about any of them. All great ports. But you guys didn't care about them and now these companies don't care about you.
The Wii U, which seemed to have excellent third-party support out of the gate, lost basically all of it in a few months. I ended up selling the console because of that miserable situation, and yes, I blame the fanbase for it.

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#24

Hernandez commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

@unrandomsam Buy it for some other platform, then. Save yourself $10 and keep sending the message that third party doesn't sell on Nintendo systems.
They will still get your money, they just won't bother with the Wii U ever again.

We don't even know if this version is going to have added content or features that justify the extra cost/waiting time. As I said before, I could almost bet that the game never touches this console, but if it did, it would probably be the definitive version.

PS: See the person above. He thinks he's sending a message, and he is, just not the one he wants to.

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#26

Hernandez commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

I don't understand why people are blaming the developer. They are running a business and releasing anything on the Wii U is a risk and possibly not worth all the extra work.

Just look at Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Great game. Sold really well on the PS3 and 360. Basically didn't sell at all on the Wii U.

Sure, people are gonna tell me that it didn't sell because it was released later, but I don't buy that. Nothing has sold well on Nintendo's system, apart from Mario games and a Zelda remake.

Assassin's Creed, Batman, Call of Duty, Mass Effect... all the popular franchises. Nothing sells. And there are always excuses!
"Oh, it's just a port!" - Well, guess what? The Last of Us: Remastered is also a port and anyone can tell you that it's going to sell millions.

Seriously, people. If, by some miracle, you do get this game... remember to actually buy it.

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#27

Hernandez commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

I have a feeling this is going to get canceled — same for Watch Dogs — but maybe that's just me being pessimistic.

Sadly, if it does come, it's going to sell like crap anyway, since it doesn't have "Mario" on the title.

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#28

Hernandez commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

@midnafanboy Yeah, fortunately I don't work for one of these gaming sites, so I don't have to use buzzwords to attract (midna)fan(boy)s to my posts.

I call it like I see it: Nintendo had a good showing for the Wii U, poor for the 3DS. Third party is still nowhere to be seen. First party is very much alive.

All in all, a job well done by Ninty. They are playing to their strengths. Sony and Microsoft were (are?) missing in action. Not much else I can say about that...

PS: I guess I'm just fortunate enough to be a completely unbiased gamer. I have a 3DS, a PS4 and a Windows Phone. I support all three companies equally.

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#29

Hernandez commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

I think you guys are grossly overestimating the influence of these gaming sites. The average consumer would probably just ask you what a "Kotaku" is.

Nintendo had a decent showing at E3 and Kotaku is riding the hype train.
How can anyone be surprised? It's what these sites do. Just look at Nintendolife itself, which went from three/four doom and gloom articles, per week, to positive spin after positive spin.

It's kinda sad (but also fun) to watch, really...

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#31

Hernandez commented on Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins:

@rjejr More of a 2nd choice, I guess.

"If it's your only console, you can kiss the chances of playing the next cutting-edge Assassin's Creed, Batman or Grand Theft Auto games goodbye."

"Get another system if you want to enjoy blockbusters from Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Take Two and the like. There are also huge genre holes on the Wii U that are likely to get bigger what with a dearth of realistic sports games, a rarity of RPGs, and a slowdown of new shooters."

@brewsky Yeah, that's right, you can play even better games, like A Link Between Worlds or Ocarina of Time.
Seriously though, I'm not a judgemental person, but if I see you playing a Wii U in public I'm going to roll on the floor laughing. There are a few reasons to own a Wii U, but portability sure as hell isn't one of them.

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#33

Hernandez commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

Back when I first got my SNES my cousins still had their ZX Spectrum, and guess what? I loved that little computer and played it every chance I got!

You think I cared that it was over 10 years old? Heck, I'd still play R-Type today. I mean, why not? A good game is a good game... and I saw it that way as a kid, as well.

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#34

Hernandez commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

Yeah, go back to your iPads... keep spending your (parents') money on Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, so in the future, the market can be filled with more of those gems.

I'm surprised none of them asked for a "pay-to-win" screen, to unlock the second level of Tetris.

/grumpy mode OFF.

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#38

Hernandez commented on Video: Nintendo UK Sets Its Sights Firmly On T...:

At the risk of sounding like an armchair CEO, I think Nintendo is fighting a losing battle.

Kids have moved on. Most of them have tablets and smartphones, they have no need for dedicated handheld consoles.
I think parents prefer it that way too, since games are cheap, while Nintendo games are super expensive and rarely get price drops.

But the one thing these iOS/Android games lack, is depth. Most of them are considered shovelware by non-casual gamers.
That's what these ads should be focusing on. The "Nintendo experience". A mature console, for mature people, who crave challenging and immersive titles.

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#42

Hernandez commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

Well, I'm not surprised. For the price of a 3DS XL I can get a Nexus 7 2013.
But if I wanted to, I could get a tablet with decent specs — with slightly lower resolution — for €100 or less. Hard to compete with that.

Still, for adult (non-casual) gamers, such as myself, handheld consoles are the only decent option. The quality of the titles in the app store is terrible...

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#43

Hernandez commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copie...:

What a difference an E3 makes... this site did a complete 180, from Nintendodeath to Nintendohype. :P

Without actual numbers, an increase could mean just about anything. Sales may still be mediocre... but I'm not gonna be the one to stop the Hype Train. Choo choo!

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Brace yourselves. "Game X will save the Wii U!" comments are coming.

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#46

Hernandez commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

@Kirk I would like to add that Fire Emblem and Valkyria Chronicles are two of my favorite franchises and this game seems to have a bit of both.

But you're right. The steampunk theme, the Silver Age American comic book style and the insane voice-overs — that guy yelling P-P-Player's TURN made me stop watching right there and then — probably make this a very "niche" title. Like W101, I guess.

And I know it's because of people like me that their new IPs keep flopping, but I can't fake enthusiasm or buy something that I find so... ridiculous.

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#47

Hernandez commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

New IPs are needed, but I'll be 100% honest here: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. looks absolutely awful.

Doesn't mean it will be a bad game, of course. A game can have dreadful artwork, subpar sound and a ridiculous plot, but still have that fun factor that changes everything.

But yeah, I kept asking for a new IP, they gave me one, and now I'm sad that it's not more like Fire Emblem... /facepalm

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#50

Hernandez commented on Talking Point: Keeping It Simple Helped Ninten...:

@jakysnakydx It would have a market because developers would actually pay attention to it. Can you imagine a system with 3D World, Mario Kart, Zelda, Starfox plus games like GTA, Dragon Age, FIFA, The Witcher and Battlefield?
I would buy one and it would be my only console.

I guess you guys have Splatoon though. That seems to be generating some insane hype...