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Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I own a Wii U, PS4, 3DS XL and Vita.

Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH commented on Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titl...:

I know this would never happen, but bear with me here... what if, one day, we got a GAMECUBE REMIX!!! Probably not this generation, but possibly 9th gen we could see something of that caliber. Perhaps even one day, a Wii Remix lol. Oh I'm getting ahead of myself here.

Ok ok. Everyone, BUY NES REMIX 2! We need these games to happen! You know you want em. You KNOW you want em :)



JaxonH commented on The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Imag...:


Yeah, I mean sure it's not as convenient as just signing in like you can do on Playstation or Xbox, granted, but this is still HUGE for those who worry about losing content. Yeah, it's a little inconvenient to have to call Nintendo but hey, I can live with that.

One important thing though. The one consistent thing you'll need if you ever end up calling to have your NNID switched to a new console is the serial number for both the old and new console. So if I were you, write it down or store it in a notepad on your phone or something. That way if something ever happens, you've got the serial number for the Wii U that has the NNID tied to it. Also, I'd recommend linking to Club Nintendo just to be safe, although your download history should now have all your purchases tied to your NNID separate from Club Nintendo. Still, better to be on the safe side.



JaxonH commented on New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Fran...:


If you think Reggie makes the call as to what comes to NA, you're sadly mistaken. Localization decisions are made from the top. NA localizations aren't determined by NoA. EU localizations aren't determined by NoE. Kyoto decides what games will be brought where. They don't just tell their regional heads to localize whatever they want. They pay top dollar for market strategists to predict sales in various regions, and make decisions accordingly.



JaxonH commented on The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Imag...:


I have actual confirmation that you can recover digital purchases via a phone call to Nintendo. I visited a Nintendo help forum and was reading some of the posts for an unrelated matter, and happened upon a post by a gentleman who returned his broken Wii U to Wal-Mart and got a different one. He was asking for help on the forum on whether or not he could recover his content. A member responded and told him to call Nintendo. His next reply stated he had called Nintendo, who activated his NNID on his new console for him and he was able to access all his content through his download history.

This should not even be a debate anymore. This is not the first account I've heard of NNID being activated on a new console. Spread the word, because there is no point in this lingering ignorance. It's official: YOU CAN NOW RECOVER DIGITAL PURCHASES IF YOUR CONSOLE IS LOST/STOLEN. They deactivate your NNID, and activate it on the new console via phone. Thing is, Nintendo doesn't announce stuff like this, so no one really noticed the change in policy take place.



JaxonH commented on The Nintendo eShop Is Like Paradise, Says Imag...:

He's right. The eShop is quality over quantity. I like PSN for the PSone and PSP classics, but when it comes to finding good indie games you'd have better luck panning for gold with a Dixie plate. So much garbage to sort through.

People rarely give the eShop credit, but they should. For all the complaints about $5 NES games and $7-8 GBA and SNES games, that's actually cheap compared to the $10 PSone games and $20 PSP games you'll find on PSN. And there's some really good indie and digital-only games as well. TONS more on the way though. I think I spend just as much money in the eShop and PSN as I do on retail titles. Well, ok I take that back. But I do spend quite alot.



JaxonH commented on Popup Dungeon and Hover: Revolt of Gamers Both...:

Mighty No 9 had PS4 and X1 stretch goals at around the 3 million dollar range, with 3DS and Vita stretch goals even higher than that. And that's a 2D platformer.

100k is pocket change for a Kickstarter project. We've just been seeing alot of super ultra cheap Kickstarter goals lately, which puts things out of perspective. Games like Cult County that ask for 500k are more along the lines of a normal goal than the little 15k projects, the little "el cheapo games"...

Let the market decide. If there's a large enough demand on Wii U, then the stretch goal will be hit and we'll get the game. If the stretch goal isn't hit, then there simply weren't enough Wii U owners who were interested. Personally, I'm not sure if this is one I'm gonna back, but I might. If it hits over 60k I'll probably pledge to help swing that Wii U stretch goal.



JaxonH commented on New Details Rise for Transformers: Rise of the...:


Really? You never played games like Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics or Ogre Battle? I used to think the genre was dull myself, until my brother explained it to me as being like a game of chess, only much more intricate and strategical. Should play Fire Emblem Awakening. That was the game that really sold me on the genre. But if you own a Vita you should grab Jeanne d' Arc (PSP) from PSN. That is one of the all time greats as well. If neither of those games can sell you on SRPG's, nothing will.



JaxonH commented on Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):


Yeah. Every Thursday Nintendo updates the eShop with new VC games and indie titles. Very rarely do digital-only games release on days other than Thursday with the weekly update.



JaxonH commented on Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):

I will be buying day one, which, awkwardly enough, will be on FRIDAY as opposed to the traditional Thursday releases (assuming April 25 is the correct release date).



JaxonH commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Forgot to list Hover- Revolt of Gamers. The Kickstarter went live and has already raised half the funds necessary to come to Wii U. Here's a link...



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 ...:


Right. Those were EXCELLENT games, and Wii Sports Club just took it to a whole other level. If some people decided to pass, hey that's fine, that's on them, but I know I had a great time playing those games and they will continue to be a mainstay with friends for years to come. I'm all about the gaming, as are many on this site. And like many others here, I never let money stand between me and a game I want to play. If something is fun, I'm buying it no exceptions. Wii Sports is fun. There's no way I'm not gonna enjoy the new HD versions to their fullest. I certainly don't understand why anyone would try to go out of their way to ridicule games others enjoy. There's a WHOLE LOT of games I don't enjoy, or don't think are worth a purchase. Doesn't mean I'm gonna question those who do enjoy those games, or try to tell them they shouldn't enjoy them because I don't.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 ...:


Everyone's different. No one can definitively say something is worth buying or not worth buying. For some, like me, it was worth it and then some. For others, like you, maybe it wasn't. All I can do is share my personal experience and satisfaction. I say the tennis was meh, but to someone who thoroughly enjoys playing tennis games, that could be their GotY and $10 could seem like chump change to them for that experience. It all comes down to personal preference.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 ...:


Well, there's only 3 of them, so $30 for the three, and the 10% back through DDP takes it down to around $27. That's about right imo. And tbh, I would have paid $30 just for the Golf alone- it's like a full game by itself. I love that Golf game. They did a real nice job with it though. Not just the HD graphics and online play, but the added gamepad integration is what really makes it stand out and it plays like a dream. On top of all that they added the course from NES Golf, and recently gave free update DLC that added the Wii Sports Resort course.

So yeah, imo you can't go wrong with the Golf. $10 is a steal for that game if you ask me, especially considering how much fun I've gotten out of it. As for the other 2 sports, I guess it just comes down to the individual, like all games do. If you really enjoy bowling with the Wiimote or enjoy competitive online play with the clubs, it's probably a good buy. If you only play occasionally with friends, might be better to bust out the Wii version. The tennis, eh... I haven't played it much but I like having it just in case.

So yeah, that's how I feel about it anyways. I had not problem paying $27 for the three, considering the Golf alone felt like a full game. I would just recommend the Golf tbh, unless you're a diehard fan of bowling or tennis. I think Nintendo had a few free trial weekends for Wii Sports Club. If you ever get the chance, try checking out that Golf next time they do a free weekend. I like to play with 2 of my friends that actually golf in real life. It's a blast to pass the Wiimote and step up to the Gamepad to tee off in turns.



JaxonH commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:


Right. If they want crowd funding, they're gonna have to fight for it. Consumers only have so many crowd funding dollars to go around. I backed Mighty No 9, Shantae Half Genie Hero and Earthlock Festival of Magic. All three were successfully funded. Had I known about them at the time, I would have also gladly funded Shovel Knight and Hyper Light Drifter as well.

The current batch is kind of spent, imo. Feel bad for Renegade Kid, but Cult County just doesn't stand out or look that good imo. Just another mediocre, dime-a-dozen first person experience. He's gonna have to do better than that if he expects half a million dollars of consumer investment.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 ...:


I never played the Yoshi's Island on SNES or DS (even though I own both of them), so I found the 3DS game to be a real treat! As for Wii Sports Club, that's a game that doesn't need to do anything new. Throw in online and upgrade to HD, you've got a classic in the making. But, just for good measure, the triple course selection in Golf (Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and NES Golf courses) along with the gamepad use really make that game stand out. When I refer to Wii Sports, I always have Golf in mind, cause that game to this day blows me away with how great a SIM experience it is. Bowling's still fun though. Can't go wrong with bowling with a Wiimote!

But, I get what you're saying. I just bought Trials Fusion on PS4, and everyone is trashing the game saying it's no different than it's predecessors. But to me, someone who never played the games before, it's amazing!



JaxonH commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

I say do all the big reveals at E3 each year, so gamers have a clue what to expect over the course of the next 365 days, then fill in the details with monthly or bi-monthly directs as the release dates draw closer.

I know everyone wants big blowout Directs, but surely people must realize there's not enough games in development to do that on a regular basis. And for every major reveal given in a Direct, that's one less reveal Nintendo has for ammo at E3. That's why I feel the method listed above is the best fit.



JaxonH commented on Game & Watch Gallery 3 Rated for 3DS Virtual C...:

This is nice, but I'm waiting on that Donkey Kong Land 1-3 (GB) for 3DS VC, and Donkey Kong Country 1-3 (SNES) for Wii U. And if we ever get GBA on 3DS, I'd gladly take the DKC ports as well. But, I am glad to see some better games heading our way now. Let's hope they keep it up.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Shows Off New Courses for Mario Golf:...:


Not sure about the DLC, but I know I pre ordered my copy with Kirby Triple Deluxe for $29.99 each (well, $23.99 due to being a Best Buy Gamer's Club Unlocked member) as opposed to the traditional $39.99 MSRP. Although I've seen those games listed for both of those prices as well as $34.99. Guess it just depends on the retailer.



JaxonH commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Well, having finished my month long DKC Tropical Freeze binge, and having just beaten Zelda Link Between Worlds, MGSV GZ and Infamous Second Son, I'm now glued to Final Fantasy X on Vita, but I am jumping around from console to console and game to game, as I always do.

Wii U: Metroid Fusion.....Darksiders 2
PS4: Infamous DLC
3DS: Super Mario Bros 3.....Mario & Luigi Dream Team
Vita: Final Fantasy X HD.....Tactics Ogre
DS: Dragon Quest V
Wii: Super Smash Bros Brawl (Project M)
GC: Baten Kaitos Origins



JaxonH commented on Review: F-Zero Maximum Velocity (Wii U eShop /...:


F-Zero GX will.

I was always an F-Zero fan. I remember when F-Zero X released on the N64, and I was blown away by the first "real" 3D F-Zero. The tracks twisted and turned, you had inverted cylinders... it was amazing. Then the Gamecube released, and I distinctly remember my first thought: I wonder how great F-Zero will look on the new console. And to my expectations, it was mind-blowing. Even to this day, F-Zero GX holds up as one of the best looking games on Gamecube OR the Wii. I highly recommend you play GX, then judge.



JaxonH commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:


How could 3DS doing 200k a month be horrible and yet PS4/X1 selling 300k a month is phenomenal? No, that doesn't add up.

I think you're mistaking the NPD for worldwide sales. This is just one country, the United States. 160,000 sales in the U.S. alone isn't shabby for the 3DS. Especially considering it raked another 100,000+ from Japan alone. That's not factoring Canada, UK, EU, AU, and every other country/region in the world that buys Nintendo. And 70,000 for Wii U is MUCH better than I was expecting. Remember when Wii U only sold 160,000 WORLDWIDE in 3 months? Wii U is outselling those numbers in the U.S. alone now, and in just two months.

So yeah. 3DS is not doing great, but it's not doing horrible. Wii U is bad, but it's doing better than last year. Oh well, time marches on and the games keep coming regardless.



JaxonH commented on Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels:


Sometimes it's not that simple. Sometimes the game is just fundamentally, well, boring. If a few changes are all that's needed to make a game great, I'm sure that's the chosen course of action. But you know when a company like Nintendo scraps a game for low quality, it's for good reason. Most likely the game was completly unsalvageable.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

Lo and behold: hell hath frozen over.

As soon as the shock wears off from SMB3 finally arriving on the eShop, I'll be downloading it for both Wii U and 3DS, followed by Golden Sun and F-Zero.

My VC collection is actually starting to fill out nicely. In fact, I've only got one menu page left on my Wii U, and the only digital games I buy are Virtual Console and the occasional digital release like Castlestorm and NES Remix. That's a heck of a lot of VC games all things considered. But I'm going for broke this gen. I want the FULL BACKLOGGERY from past consoles, seeing as Wii U is shaping up to have the most diverse and robust VC offerings to date. From NES to GBA, N64 to DS... with Wii and Wii U playable by disc. If they add Gamecube VC down the line, the Wii U will be able to play games from every Nintendo gaming device ever made, barring the Virtual Boy and 3DS (speaking of which, Virtual Boy VC for 3DS anyone? No?)



JaxonH commented on Tengami Soundtrack by David Wise Hits iTunes a...:

This just makes me want an official Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze soundtrack even more. Why oh why didn't they include a limited edition with soundtrack? Just waiting on a release in Club Nintendo Japan, then I can score off eBay...



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Tees Up Mario Golf: World Tour Online...:

I really love Wii Sports Club Golf. It's easily the best golf I've ever played in video game land. And not just a cut above the rest, it stands head and shoulders above other golf games. With that said, I'm still really excited for Mario Golf, which looks like the most intricate and fully loaded Mario Golf I've ever seen. This is more crazy fun, while Wii Sports Club Golf is closer to a simulation experience. Both viable, each their own experience. Can't wait!

And nice to see a demo. I don't care about it but perhaps it will help serve to pacify those complaining about a lack of demos recently.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Tees Up Mario Golf: World Tour Online...:


What are you talking about? There's online multiplayer. Did you not read the paragraph explaining private and public communities and custom conditions for play? The leaderboards are for hosted tournaments that everyone who owns the game can participate in and compete globally by stroke. That's ON TOP OF and IN ADDITION TO the full and complete online play, with communities both public and private, with full customization for conditions. It's got every which way of online a game can possibly have.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U...:

This kind of stuff pisses me off.

First they say the DS and 3DS family handhelds infringe on their Personal Computer Display Method patent, which is, ya know, for Personal Computers, and when that doesn't work they go after the Wii U. AS IF they own a patent for using more than one screen or something. Well, you can't use buttons either cause we own a patent for buttons. BS... The technology used in DS/3DS second screen is completely different than the wireless technology used for Wii U. The fact they went after DS/3DS first should be Nintendo's saving grace. You can't sue anytime someone puts a screen on a device....



JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

To get the attention of a gamer, you have to have high quality games that are top-tier in terms of fun. Amazon doesn't have that. Neither does Ouya, or any other micro-console competition. The only other entity that could prove a powerhouse in the console market is Steam, and they decidedly kept their Steambox more PC than console. If, however, they do decide to go full-board console, things could start getting VERY interesting.



JaxonH commented on Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainmen...:


I also have never heard an argument that could convince me video games are not art. But even if they're not, that doesn't mean emotional story isn't a valid pillar of entertainment. Since the dawn of the 3rd generation, video games have been using story to bolster the entertainment value. Some do it better than others. But Metroid Other M, while not as good as some prior entries, was VERY MUCH over-reacted to. At the very least, it's still a great game and definitely in the top 20 for Wii. So the story was a little emo, so what? Since when does that ruin an entire game? A game with solid mechanics and conventional Metroid exploration?



JaxonH commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:


It's comparing apples and oranges. A 1.5Ghz proc from the present day will more times than not outperform a proc clocked at twice the speed from a decade ago. Wii U CPU is clocked low, however, it's much more efficient than CPU's from the mid-2000's. Furthermore, the architectures differ. All 7th gen consoles were CPU-centric, while all 8th gen consoles are GPU-centric. Comparison is futile ;)



JaxonH commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

What's messed up about that though is when people complain about a lack of games they say indies don't count. They say they didn't buy a console for indies. But the second a 2D platformer releases from Nintendo, they use indie games (games they never bought or played) as reason of over saturation. Games that never mattered before all of a sudden count just as much as a full blown release when it fits their agenda



JaxonH commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

@Hortencio @NathanVS
The biggest thing that gets me is the systematic discrimination of the 2D platformer by the Nintendo fan.

When DKC Tropical Freeze was close to release, I heard so many complaints about Wii U being "nothing but 2D platformers" and that Nintendo "only makes 2D platformers" and that "nobody wants 2D platformers nowadays". Never in my life have I witnessed such blatant prejudice toward a genre of game.

Before DKC Tropical Freeze released, we had ONE 2D platformer from Nintendo. One. Yes, it had DLC in the way of New Super Luigi U, but that's all that was- extra content. In fact, there were only two 2D platformers on the system total at that time between 1st and 3rd parties. What I don't get, is we had two stealth games, two FPS, two racers, two 3D platformers, two minigame collections, two survival-horror, two adventure games, two action beat-em-ups.... pretty much no matter WHAT game would have released in place of DKC, it would have made Game #3 for its given genre.

So why the fuss about 2D platformers? There were no more of them than any other genre on the system. Furthermore, you don't see 2D platformers anymore on the other consoles, so they're actually even a rarer genre than any other. You'd think people would be in favor of more games in the genre, given they're so rare nowadays (especially good ones). Strategy RPGs are a niche genre, but no one complains when we see a couple of those. And 2D platformers are no more niche than SRPGs- that I can assure you.

It all comes down to the inferiority argument. Some people actually hold the prejudice that 2D platformers are "lesser" games than other genres. Can you believe that? As if one type of game is superior to another. No one would DARE say such a thing about a strategy RPG, or a dungeon crawler, or a dating SIM, or even an RPG card game... even though many of those genres are much more simplistic than 2D platformers.

Furthermore, we really only got to see 2 generations of 2D games before they all but disappeared with the N64 and Playstation. I can understand all games being 3D when the technology first made them viable, but we've actually reached a point that 3D games are exhausting their possibilities, yet there's so much more that can be done with the 2D platformer. We've had 3D games for MUCH longer than we ever had 2D games, yet people get in a frenzy any time they catch so much as a whiff of a 2D platformer, regardless of how good it is or how few of them there are available on the high market nowadays. It's genre discrimination, and it's run rampant among Nintendo fans. I say, every genre is just as credible as the next. I say, there is no superior genre. I say, if people are gonna complain about getting a third 2D platformer, I better hear the same complaints when Mario Kart 8 releases, seeing as it's the third cart racer (Sonic and F1). I better hear those same complaints about Smash seeing as it's the third fighter. I better hear those same complaints about Bayonetta, seeing as it's the third action beat-em-up.



JaxonH commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:


That's not fair. No one ASKED for Metroid Prime. No one ASKED for Pikmin. No one ASKED for Wonderful 101. No one ASKED for DKC Returns, or Kid Icarus Uprising, or the Wii, or the Wii U, or the 3DS, or anything really. Just because fans don't ask for something doesn't mean it's not a good thing.

Fans asked for better VC, and specifically complained about VC games being titles already released on Wii. Nintendo answered that call with great VC games, and ones never before released on VC. How is that not something fans asked for? That IS what fans asked for. How could anyone NOT want great VC games on Wii U? They want great games, they want something new that's never been on VC before, but then when Nintendo does exactly that, GBA isn't good enough? GBA isn't what "fans asked for?". If no one asked for GBA on Wii U, it was only because it seemed like something too good to ever come true.

EDIT: Not to sound tempermental- I'm not upset at you or anything. I just very adamantly disapprove of the "we didn't ask for this" complaint. Because Nintendo isn't waiting tables. You wouldn't tell Picasso how to paint or what to paint- you let the master do his work and marvel at the result. Likewise, you don't order Nintendo around and cite specific demands- you let the masters do their work and marvel at the result. Every game in existence began as something fans never asked for. But every now and then Nintendo will do something to answer the complaints of fans. And fans were most certainly complaining about dull VC and re-releases from the Wii VC era. Now we get Metroid Fusion, Advance Wars, and the like, and people complain about that too, as if getting good, NEW games on Wii U VC is somehow a bad thing. It just boggles my mind. Perhaps people would rather go back the days of Volleyball NES VC?



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Announces a Charming New Princess Pea...:

My sentiments exactly. I'm obligated to buy this now, because as a completionist, I refuse to own only the Mario, Luigi and Zelda limited edition Wiimotes but not the Peach Wiimote. I feel like Nicolas Cage in Matchstick Men. Obsessive compulsive to the max...



JaxonH commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:


You can't reasonably expect a company, whose interest is fundamentally at odds with the consumer, to listen to the consumer concerning pricing. Neither can you reasonably expect a company's relationships with developers to be exactly what fans want. Obviously, Nintendo strives to have good relations with everyone. But realistically, wanting good relations and having good relations are two completely separate things.

As for retro IP management, again, all for-profit businesses are fundamentally opposed to the interests of the consumer. We want low prices. They want high prices. We want all the good VC games right away, they want to ensure they maximize profitability by allowing the lesser-known VC games to occupy digital real-estate.

When it comes down to it, there's a reason most companies do not base decisions off fan requests. If the desires of fans were always the clear cut way to go, then everyone would be doing it. Unfortunately, fans write alot of checks they can't cash. Everyone talks about how great THIS would be. Company A responds by doing THIS, and no one buys it.

For example. I want a new F-Zero. I'm sure you do as well, and probably half the people on this site. However, I'm not so sure the fanbase can cash that check, if you will. In fact, I'm fairly certain a new F-Zero would struggle to sell more than Pikmin 3, and it'd be lucky to do that well.

Another example- everyone complained about poor Wii U VC offerings every week. Lo and behold, not only do we get fantastic VC games this entire month, they're games that have never been on Virtual Console before, which makes them all the more desirable (fans complain about a repeat of Wii VC, well, we're getting games that were never on Wii VC, and really good ones at that). This is EXACTLY what fans were asking for. But, now fans are complaining about those very games (we've all heard the abundant negativity surrounding GBA games on Wii U). Case in point> Fans complain about something. Nintendo responds. Fans complain about getting what they asked for.



JaxonH commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:


When they say "American accent", they mean a neutral American accent. Not the deep southern accent or the far northern accent, not the New Jersey accent, New York accent or any other "out of the ordinary" accent. Usually the type of accent you'd hear from a news anchor on a national news station. They try to pick anchors that have as neutral an accent as possible so as to not alienate anyone. Think midwest. That's traditionally the standard American accent.



JaxonH commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

Who. Cares.

I can't remember the exact date and time it happened, but sometime in the last 5 years being a Nintendo fan changed from "enjoying Nintendo's games" to "cheerleading Nintendo's sales like a spectator sport". Oh no people! Game A didn't make the top 20! What are we going to do! I know- let's collectively bash Nintendo for not keeping pace with the rival team! And of course, now I can't enjoy my Wii U or 3DS because my satisfaction as a Nintendo fan only exists to the extent they succeed in the marketplace. Blah!

People only hate the Wii U because it's not popular, and insecure gamers NEED to feel accepted by owning a popular gaming device. Case in point- everyone here who regularly bashes the Wii U, was doing the same exact thing when the 3DS was unpopular. Said the handheld was total garbage, they did. Once it started selling, all of a sudden it's "such a great handheld!". Popularity changed their opinion at the drop of a hat. Likewise, if Wii U were outselling the PS4, these same individuals would be praising the Wii U as "such a great console!"

Inferiority is the most irrelevant excuse for poor sales there is. 3DS is technically inferior to Vita. So why is it selling more? DS was inferior to PSP. Why did it sell more? PS2 was inferior to Gamecube/Xbox- why did it sell more? Wii was inferior to 360/PS3. Why did it sell more? Console inferiority only matters when the main appeal is multiplats that can be obtained on a, wait for it, SUPERIOR platform. When your main draw is exclusives, inferiority goes right out the window, because it's not superiority that matters, it's superiority for the GAMES YOU WANT TO PLAY. With Sony and MS, superiority matters, because they share the same libraries (with a few exceptions). With Nintendo, there IS NO ALTERNATIVE to play these games. It's like saying "Go buy a PS4 if you want voice chat". No, because I don't want VOICE CHAT. I want VOICE CHAT WITH MY NINTENDO GAMES. Voice chat in and of itself, is useless.

With that said, all people are for superior hardware. So why have 6 million people bought a Wii U and 45 million bought a 3DS? Because the superior hardware of PS4 and Vita is useless if it can't play the games those people want to play. Wii U offers Nintendo games in HD for the first time ever. Everyone loved Wii and Gamecube, so how can you not enjoy the Wii U, which is infinitely SUPERIOR to it's closest alternatives (Wii/Gamecube) in every way. I don't care what's "wrong" with the Wii U. It's better than the Wii, bar none. And considering I found great enjoyment with that console, how can I not find just as much, if not MORE enjoyment, from a superior HD console with higher quality games?

I laugh at those who claim Nintendo is doomed, the Wii U is the end for Nintendo, that Nintendo will be forced out of making home consoles, etc. Sounds slick, but in 20 years when I'm still playing home console Nintendo games, I want each and every one of you to remember your dire predictions and just how wrong they were.



JaxonH commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

The thing is, developers are taking note of how easy it is to take advantage of Kickstarter to fund their projects, and we're seeing a flood of new games asking for crowd funding. I was ok with it when it was just one game here and there, but I'm not willing to fund the entire indie community.

I backed Mighty No 9, Shantae Half Genie Hero and Earthlock Festival of Magic. Only the best of the best. I feel bad for those games that will never make it, but that's why publishers exist. If they believe the game is THAT good, partner with a publisher and bring it to market. If you're going to crowd fund, you better make sure it's a really good game, because there's a whole lot of mediocrity out there. I mean, it's hard enough convincing gamers to buy your game when it's a finished product on sale in the eShop, much less when it's concepts and promises.