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IxC

IxC

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IxC

#3

IxC commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

How can they possibly expect us to wait until 2015?!

It had better be the 1st of January 2015!

I don't expect the 3D to work anywhere close to the range of movement shown in the video. But if it eliminates the current 0 degree angle of movement to fall out of the "sweet stop" that'd be great. If it just accounts for the general small amount of movement thats unavoidable when playing portables, that'd be perfect.

IxC

#5

IxC commented on Video: This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...:

I really wish the Nintendogs obscuring the screen were gone. They're just annoying.

Some of the 3DS stages look amazing. I really hope the Wii U gets some better stages than shown so far. Pac-Mans 3DS stage is infinitely better than the Wii U version.

I want it now! 3rd of October is so far away.

IxC

#12

IxC commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

@C-Olimar

No. When you increase the sample pool, the results diversify.

You'll notice it happen with everything. User reviews will always be more varied than official press reviews. Due to the increased number of user reviews.

Not every single review from the press was positive. And when you increase the sample from (i dont have exact numbers, so lets just use examples) 50 reviewers, to over 50,000 gamers. The results are bound to be a lot more varied.

IxC

#13

IxC commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

No reason to buy it again. Game has absolutely zero replay value.

Price needs to be right to shift some copies on Wii U. If it launches at the PC price, that'd be an insanely bad decision.

Game is fantastic though. Best story telling in a game ever, bar none.

IxC

#14

IxC commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:

@MrMario02

Two of those games are tech demos. And another isn't even confirmed for Wii U.

The Wii U has lots of great games coming up, but come on.

You could've included Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker and Splatoon, amongst others, rather than games not yet confirmed to be coming to the system.

IxC

#16

IxC commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:

@WaLzgi

It's still selling well though. And Smash and Pokemon will both be huge.

The Wii U isn't selling, and while Smash will be huge, I think the Wii U still needs more attention than the 3DS at the moment.

But as I said, I've only got 1 3DS game to look forward to at the moment. So the 3DS does need some new game announcements. But at this stage, the Wii U can never have too much attention.

IxC

#18

IxC commented on Minor Web Miiverse Update Allows You to Show O...:

Nintendo calls platformers "action games".

I assume "action" is an option?

It was always a little weird/jarring hearing Iwata call NSMB a "2D action series" rather than "platformer". But thats just what they do.

IxC

#22

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Hy8ogen

Expansion packs were a little different, although I wasn't keen on them either. They were different in that they came on discs. So even in 10-20 years time. It will still be possible to get a complete version of a game with an expansion pack. Original game + expansion disc = complete. Less of an issue.

Games being more expensive to make is a whole other discussion. Another one that I'm probably on the unpopular side of. Basically, I think developers are trying to go too far too soon. If it's too expensive to make games for the PS4/XBOX One, then just make games for the Wii U/PS3/360 instead. Or have the hardware take much smaller jumps in power each generation. But lets not get in to that. I don't want to start another clusterf***.

I'd rather have a higher base price, if it meant all content was there from the beginning with no DLC ever. But clearly, I'm the minority.

Thank you for being conversational! It's better this way.

IxC

#25

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Prof_Clayton

Well I can't really comment on the Wii U's struggles, or Nintendo's release schedule. But there are other games coming out before, during and after the release of the DLC packs. So I don't think they'd be leaving the Wii U to die by not releasing them.

IxC

#26

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@RainbowGazelle

Thats unfortunate. Hopefully you're not missing out on too much content.

This is my concern that I'm raising here, which is largely falling on deaf ears. By the time the 3DS gets taken offline. There's going to be plenty of content thats inaccessible. Much more than for DS.

IxC

#27

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@WaxxyOne

I'm aware they're trying to do it right. They've said several times they're wary of how to do DLC correctly and they must make sure they do it properly.

It's just that my opinion is that there is no properly. I'm glad they're not doing the shadier side of it, cutting content and all that stuff like EA and so many others do. But I'd rather they didn't do it at all.

IxC

#28

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Hy8ogen

I'll try to explain my position a little better.

I consider a copy of a game incomplete unless it has 100% of content available for it.

So, for example, if I have my bare bones copy of Mario Kart 8 with no extra content. And you have your copy of MK8 with all this new DLC. My copy is incomplete. Because there is other content that I don't have. It doesn't matter that its classified as "extra" or whatever. It's content for the game that I am missing. My copy is incomplete.

I consider this the case with every game. So it's not that 99.9% of games are incomplete. It's more that a percentage of the copies of most games these days are incomplete.

I hope that clarifies my opinion a little better.

IxC

#32

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Various

I'm sorry, there are too many comments to reply to now. But all your questions and arguments have been answered in other comments.

My objections mainly boil down to wanting the game to be complete and the uncertainty of the availability of the dlc in the long term.

I can't really explain more than that. So please do stop insulting me.

IxC

#35

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@mariovslink62

The issue is that the Wii U will be taken offline in less than 10 years.

So when the Wii U is a retro system, like the N64, SNES, and even Gamecube these days. It will be impossible for 'newly' (obviously they'd be preowned) purchased consoles to get access to any DLC content.

IxC

#36

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@RainbowGazelle

I feel it does make the original game incomplete. If it's possible to have less content for the game than someone else, then that copy of the game is incomplete. Thats how I define it anyway.

I didn't even realise there was any Resident Evil Revelations dlc. I'm going to agree that dlc cut from a game is worse than newly developed content. But I don't like either.

Thank you for being conversational about it though, rather than just insulting me. Makes things much easier.

IxC

#37

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Coldpancakes

And when you buy a Wii U 10+ years from now, from the "Retro" section of the game store?

How will you get the DLC then?

Much like you can buy N64's now. The Wii U will be retro one day. And people will buy it. And they will not be able to access any DLC for it.

IxC

#39

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@WaLzgi

That doesn't mean it's wrong.

I'm genuinely surprised so few people have a problem with it to be honest.

Somebody else above suggested I quit gaming if I can't cope with dlc. That's looking quite likely to be honest. I don't see seem to be cut out for gaming in the current generation. Everythings gone horribly wrong.

Nothing I can do about it. Everybody else seems to like it. It's not going to stop if that's the case.

I'm just sad.

IxC

#41

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@WaLzgi

I want to pay one price for my games, once, and having access to that entire game. You know, the way we've done it since games began.

How will we play these courses in 10+ years when the Wii U is taken offline? You might say "nintendo will release a complete edition". True, they might. But they also might not. And the complete edition should've just been the standard game anyway.

I can't understand how nobody else objects to dlc on the grounds that most of this content will be unplayable once these consoles are taken offline.

IxC

#42

IxC commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Einherjar

No.

Remember all those millions of games released to date that don't have dlc? Those are complete games. And their development time was not 426 years.

Stop being ridiculous. Why are you arguing with me anyway? We're not going to agree.

IxC

#48

IxC commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

@unrandomsam

I'm less concerned with games that aren't important.

NSMB2. This did annoy me. But the stages were coin rush only. If they released extra worlds, I'd be livid.

Mario Golf. Not an important game. I don't care.

Fire Emblem. I haven't played, so I don't know what's going on there.

I don't like them doing dlc of any kind. But I don't care too much when the games involved are just things like Mario Golf. If they're just going to stick to Mario's sports spin-offs, then fine, ruin those games, I don't care.

But if dlc starts creeping into smash bros, metroid, zelda (proper zeldas, not hyrule warriors), starfox or mario platformers. There's going to be a problem.

IxC

#49

IxC commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

@Lizuka

It is always an excuse for that exact thing.

And it especially would be in this case if a veteran like the Ice Climbers were held back. There is no need for content to keep coming. Because the game will already be packed with enough content. And there are hundreds of other games worth playing in between the launches of smash bros games.

Nintendo has Amiibo to make money long term on smash this time. And that's a much better idea than fragmenting the userbase of a game.

The day Nintendo starts copying the way other publishers do dlc is going to be a terrible terrible day. And I really hope it isn't going to start with smash bros.

IxC

#50

IxC commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

@Lizuka

NO!!!!!!!

Just release the game complete and leave it alone.

How will we play the game with all it's content in 10+ years time when the Wii U is taken offline? To which you might say "they'll release a complete edition". But that's what the original release should be in the first place!