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Same username as Nintendo Net ID

Male, United States

Lifelong Nintendo fan; current owner of a Wii U and a 3DS XL as well as a semi-retired Wii. Former owner of an NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, 3DS and Virtual Boy.

Thu 7th May, 2009

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JJtheTexan commented on Please Sega, All We Want For Christmas Are The...:

SPOILER ALERT: Nintendo has no interest in bringing all these 3DS themes to the West, since they won't even bring the Christmas theme to North America. Why? Because Nintendo of America DOESN'T CARE.

Honestly, I know nothing about software programming, but making these themes available globally has to be the EASIEST THING EVER for Nintendo. They just don't do it because Nintendo of Japan, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe operate independently and as if it's still 1996 and no one has access to the internet to see all the cool stuff the other regions are getting.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare):

@MetaSmasher came here to ask the same question. We're almost four years since the Nintendo 3DS release and the ostensible end of most other Nintendo DS support. Is it that much easier / cheaper to develop for DS than 3DS?

My best guess would be these games are coming from developers with DS dev kits but not 3DS; however, this title was produced by JoinDots, who already have a handful of 3DS titles available.



JJtheTexan commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS T...:

As many others have said, there is one very good reason to NOT get a 3DS right now: the New Nintendo 3DS is "coming soon".

I sort of understand why Nintendo delayed releasing the New 3DS to overseas markets, but it's par for the course with their questionable marketing strategies.



JJtheTexan commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

I completely agree, @ThomasBW84. SEGA needs to put Sonic on ice for a while. No new games (except the odd appearance in Smash Bros. or whatever), re-release the old Genesis / Mega Drive, Dreamcast, and Game Boy Advance classics on Wii U and other digital storefronts, maybe the occasional mobile... but no more major releases. Let it lie dormant for a time. Then, either find a promising up-and-coming indie dev, or a revamped Sonic Team, and come out with a bold, daring and POLISHED new game. Don't push for a holiday release; wait until late in development to announce the game so it's not being rushed for some arbitrary deadline. Maybe then the franchise could be saved.

Or just sell it to Nintendo. They seem to know what they're doing when it comes to software.



JJtheTexan commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

I had this game pre-ordered and went to pick it up... and GameStop didn't have it. Their shipment hadn't arrived.

I half-expected that to happen, since I'm pretty much the only regular Wii U customer this particular store has.

I said I'd pick it up Friday when I come by for Smash. They'd better have THAT one or there'll be hell to pay.



JJtheTexan commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

"CALLED IT." -Michael Pachter

Seriously, you guys practically owe Pachter an apology. For all the hate and grief he got on this site (and others) and in comments, his analysis and predictions about the Wii U have proven spot-on.

I bought a Wii U at launch and I love it. But I'm pretty much resigned to the fact it is going to be a first-party titles only system for the rest of its life.

Overall, I would also give it a grade of C, as it still needs a lot of work. Virtual Console is a joke. The Warawara Plaza that comes up on system launch and between games is worthless. TVii was a nice idea but I have no use for it. I still don't care for the overall interface and would LOVE to see something that more closely mirrors the 3DS. Nintendo can EASILY remedy all these issues and more, but... doesn't. So they shouldn't be surprised at the lousy sales figures.

Reggie is saying the SAME THINGS he said last November, so he should expect the same results. Most gamers have turned their backs on the Wii U, and most families with $300 to spend on a console may decide to spend an extra $50 on an Xbox One or $100 more for a PlayStation 4, both of which are vastly superior technically.



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES):

@manu0 apparently there were laws that effectively prohibited using those words in video game titles:

"The title referred to the two robotic soldiers modeled after Briareos Hecatonchires, RD-008 and RC-011, who replaced Bill and Lance in this version. This was presumably done due to the German Federal Agency BPjM, which banned the sales of media deemed too violent for children, including "content which glorifies war", thus necessitating the change to robotic characters." (From the Contra wiki)

"Upon TMNT's first arrival in the United Kingdom and Ireland the name was changed to "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" (or TMHT, for short), since local censorship policies deemed the word ninja to have excessively violent connotations for a children's program." (From Wikipedia)



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES):

Obito_Tennyson I do the SAME THING. I don't know if they're getting the message.

I'm resigned to the fact Nintendo has probably decided it is not worth the financial investment to them to get a development team working on bringing games for Nintendo 64 (or any other console, for that matter) to the 3DS and Wii U (beyond the clunky Wii Mode).



JJtheTexan commented on Review: Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES):

1980s / early 1990s Europe, where a game featuring the devil was totally okay, but words like "Ninja" and "Contra" were strictly forbidden in video games. O_o

Nintendo has always had some weird policies.



JJtheTexan commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I have no reason to believe the Wii U will meet even modest sales expectations this quarter. Nintendo has had every opportunity in the world to get the Wii U right, and they've done basically everything wrong. The GamePad was supposed to be a system seller. Super Mario 3D World was supposed to be a system-seller. Mario Kart 8 was supposed to be a system seller. Now we're supposed to believe Super Smash Bros. will finally be the one that does it? Everyone on this site and others are excited for that game, but what about the general public — the parents and semi-casual gamers whose purchases will be driving console sales this year?

I actually think Nintendo has given up for the most part. SSB is going to be a great game, and of course there's some promising stuff in the pipeline, but I truly believe the ship has sailed, and Nintendo knows it. This is probably going to be another weak holiday with disappointing sales, and Nintendo is probably ready to cut its losses and move forward with the so-called Fusion or whatever its next system will be.

To wit, I really hope I am wrong. I really do. But Nintendo hasn't given me any reason to believe otherwise. For f***'s sake, they haven't even announced a Super Smash Bros. console bundle yet!!!



JJtheTexan commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Launch Trailer Aim...:

Picked this up today. Lots of mindless fun. Tons of Zelda fan-service. Surprising amount of variety and gameplay options. Great in short bursts, sort of like a racing game without online competitive play. I'm really enjoying it!

My only complaint so far is the lack of English voice acting during cut-scenes and in battle. I'd much prefer that to reading captions while I'm slaying hordes of moblins.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

Nintendo sells more hardware by introducing new iterations so frequently (with handhelds, anyway). Region locking is more likely a combination of Nintendo's institutionalized paranoia over piracy, and its desire to discourage importing games. If the 3DS wasn't region-locked, Nintendo could have a shortage of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS carts in its home market because of overseas importers. Of course, digital downloads make this practice even more ludicrous.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

I'm of the opinion that Nintendo hasn't announced a release date yet because... they literally do not know when it will be ready to ship. I would be surprised if it releases before the first week of December, at the earliest. This is possibly Nintendo's biggest game ever in terms of physical memory size / programming, and to some extent as far as importance to the company's future goes. They will not release it until it is ready... but they absolutely cannot miss Christmas. That would be a disaster.



JJtheTexan commented on September's Club Nintendo Reward Details Are C...:

Nintendo of America doesn't seem to care about its Club Nintendo fans any more. I've got almost 2,500 coins and nothing worth spending them on (I already own all of these games except the notoriously mediocre NES Play Action Football).



JJtheTexan commented on Mario Kart TV Update Allows You To Check Up On...:

I like that I can see which friends are online, but on the "Show all friends" page, it literally lists all my Nintendo Network friends — not just those who own Mario Kart 8. I think most of them do, but surely not every single one!



JJtheTexan commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

You all realize that we, the Nintendo Life community, make up a very small minority in the gaming world — hardcore Wii U owners — right? Every time a Wii U game is delayed, or cancelled, or completely skipped over, it's not a big conspiracy against Nintendo or its fans. It's f***ing BUSINESS. Wii U has sold like s***, PS4 and X1 are selling at a far faster rate, and PS4 and X1 owners spend more money on games. It's simple math. Developers and publishers are businesses, not charities.

If Nintendo didn't do such an atrocious job of marketing and selling the Wii U, and had the install base of 15 million or so that it should have by now under ideal conditions, we wouldn't be having this conversation because Slightly Mad / Bandai Namco would have plenty of motivation to get the Wii U game done on time. As it is, there are barely 6 million Wii Us in the world, and Project CARS will be lucky to sell 100,000 copies on the platform.

What do they owe us? Crowdfunding or not, it's BUSINESS. Quit taking it personally.



JJtheTexan commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Holy buckets. One of the best weeks for us in a long, long time. There will be quite a few additions to my wish lists for purchase later.

(The quality and quantity almost make up for the horrendous decision to port Donkey Kong Jr. Math instead of, you know, ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE.)



JJtheTexan commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

The biggest obstacle preventing Wii U from becoming a strong "second console" as was the Wii is its price point. It's far too expensive for the vast majority of gamers to plunk down $400 for an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, then another $300 for a Wii U that plays far fewer games that interest them. (I'm assuming here these consumers chose X1 or PS4 as their primary console because they want to play pew-pew FPS and true new-gen adventures like Destiny, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto, etc.)

Wii U must get down to the $200 level the Wii saw fairly early on before that's even a consideration for most gamers.



JJtheTexan commented on Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final...:

Square Enix execs have said Bravely Default far exceeded their expectations in the west and made them rethink future marketing of JRPGs overseas (from Japan, that is), so I'm cautiously optimistic we'll see this in the Americas and Europe / Australia. If they have any reason to hesitate, it's the modest support for Monster Hunter games outside of Japan. May end up being download-only, but hey, I'll take it!