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Male, South Africa
Child of the 90s, Virtual Console addict, Kirby marathoner.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 6th March (Europe):
I remember a while ago Capcom said that they weren't sure when the Game Boy Mega Man games would come out because Nintendo has such a packed VC release schedule.
Renegade. On Wii U. That's it. And it's not like the retail / download releases are so mind blowing that it justifies a VC-less week on the 3DS.
I want to give you my money Nintendo, but you really aren't making it easy.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (Europe):
Already have Wario's Woods on my 3DS, and got Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for free. Beyond that, nothing really interests me this week.
Jese_1 commented on The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March:
YEAR OF KIRBY!!!!!!!!!!
My Kirby obsession aside, the Year of Luigi has been fun, and Luigi's Mansion 2 is one of the best games I've played on any console. Here's hoping it doesn't take them another decade to make part 3 - the GamePad would make an amazing vacuum cleaner Nintendo!
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe):
Awesome. So that's 3 weeks now that the 3DS VC hasn't received an update. I'm getting very bored of this.
Will definitely get Dr Mario at some point, but it doesn't exactly make me jump up and scream in excitement.
Jese_1 commented on Space Simulator "Space Pioneer" Shoots for the...:
This looks absolutely amazing, but $60 for a physical Wii U copy? Give me a digital option and I'm all over it.
Nintendo, you talk a good talk, but given the recent run of downloads, you haven't been walking the walk. You announce N64, GBA and DS games for the Wii U VC, and then you give us NES Open Golf. And the 3DS VC gets nothing for two weeks in a row. Really? This is why you aren't getting any of my money, and I'm actually quite a dedicated fan.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Still Working On Bringing Game Boy Ad...:
Like with the GBA/N64/Game Cube/DS virtual console on the Wii U, I won't get excited until (if) we get firm release dates. I'm a patient man, but I'm getting bored of all these amazing things being announced and then not having them actually be released.
Jese_1 commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:
Whilst I do like this idea and would certainly make use of it, what we want to know now is WHEN? WHEN are we getting DS, GBA and N64 games on the VC? It's counter productive to announce these things and get people excited and then we have to wait over a year without seeing any of it. Even if it won't launch for another 6 months, just say so so people don't get disappointed every week.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe):
Here's holding thumbs that the reason this is looking so barren is because there's a Direct coming this week and they'll announce some awesome downloads then.
Jese_1 commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:
@sonicfan1373 To an extent I completely agree with you: there's a reason I game on consoles and not on tablets and phones. The thing is that there's no guarantee that anyone who buys any of these on a phone or tablet would have bought a Wii U/3DS to try out the consoles anyway, so I'm not sure that there would be any tremendous loss should someone not like the game.
Trust me, I'm not in favour of Nintendo going third party or of them dumbing down their games for phones and tablets, but in light of recent events I think that it might be a smart move to place selected old games (possibly the more arcade oriented games of the day, like Clu Clu Land or something) up for sale to an enormous market to help boost their financial situation. If done correctly it wouldn't amount to anything more than the weekly download update that we get, and is one way of broadening their horizons without tremendously dumbing down their new games for a smaller platform (a la Sega). But hey, it's just a thought.
Maybe the thing to do would be to take a less "dangerous" approach: release games from the VC catalogue onto phones and tablets. They could charge the same as they do on the Wii U/3DS VC, so nobody who owns the console versions is being cheated, it could bring in a decent amount of money that would help cover the costs of developing for the 3DS and Wii U, and in the mean time continue to make dedicated new games that are only available on the 3DS and Wii U.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Game...:
And as a nice surprise, GBA and N64 on the VC after the direct. Pretty please...
Jese_1 commented on Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U:
I'm really happy about this patch. It's not that this is a bad game because it's too hard, it's just that, at times, the level design is poor and the deaths are cheap. I've died dozens of times in some 3D World stages, but it never feels cheap.
With the extra lives, the problem should be alleviated. And in the game's defence, I'm enjoying it a lot more than I did with Generations
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th December (Europe):
At the risk of asking what may be a very unpopular question, is Link to the Past really as good as everyone says? Because I've been left feeling a little underwhelmed by quite a few Zelda titles (granted, these have been on the 3DS VC - never played a home console Zelda game before).
Jese_1 commented on Wales Interactive Bringing Gravity Badgers and...:
Master Reboot looks terrifying...
Jese_1 commented on Cute Konami Shooter Pop'n Twinbee Is Coming To...:
Whilst I do love the SNES games on the VC, there's something about Game Boy games that I just can't say no to.
Jese_1 commented on Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't S...:
There are a number of problems with all this doom and gloom. Firstly, the assumption seems to be that IF the Wii U were discontinued, everyone will just hop over to the PS4/Xbox One - I don't speak for everyone, but I wouldn't. I've played on them and the PS3/360, and they're personally not to my tastes.
Secondly, if the Wii U were discontinued, whilst it has a small install base, that's gonna be +-4 million people (by the last sales estimate) who will be very unhappy and probably unwilling to buy another Nintendo home console at launch, which isn't something Nintendo wants or can afford.
Being pessismistic, given that most writers agree the Wii U will match GameCube numbers, if the console were to sell between 5 and 6 million units a year over a 5-year hardware cycle, that would actually take it beyond the GameCube's numbers. It's not spectacular, but the 3DS/2DS will make up for the shortfall (as the Game Boy Advance did for the GameCube).
People seem to forget that the Wii was a fluke with its amazing numbers, and it was very unlikely from the start that its successor could match its numbers. So long as the Wii U has a decent library and sells enough to not become an unmanageable hindrance to Nintendo, I will gladly support it for many years to come, because I've had some tremendous fun playing on mine.
Right, that's my 10c worth of opinion, carry on everyone
Jese_1 commented on Super Mario 3D World Underwhelms on Japanese C...:
Wasn't it mentioned (either in relation to NSMB2 or NSMBU) that 3D Mario platformers are more successful in the west while Japan seems to be better with the 2D platformers? If that is the case, 3D World probably won't boost Wii U sales over there.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th November (Europe):
@ThomasBW84 I've never played any of the original versions, so I'm gonna hold out for a review and save the Sega 3D games for when there's a bit of a lull in my gaming agenda
Nothing on this list appeals to me, and I'm getting a physical copy of Mario.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 21st November (Europe):
Definitely getting Rayman Legends now. A bit bummed I spent my eShop voucher over the weekend on Pikmin DLC, because then it would really have been a bargain, but such is life i guess
Jese_1 commented on Kirby: Triple Deluxe For 3DS Floats Into Japan...:
@CountWavula I do think it's being made with the same engine as Return to Dreamland, but bear in mind how underwhelming 3D World looked based on its first trailer.
Can't judge until we see more really, but I love Kirby so it'll be a day 1 release for me.
Jese_1 commented on Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is S...:
@Anclation What I've realised is that the Gamepad won't be a selling point for the Wii U. Counter-intuitively, Nintendo needs people to buy the console to realise how awesome a controller it is, rather than convincing people that the Gamepad is awesome enough to buy the console.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 7th November (Europe):
Maybe the lack of VC on both systems means we have a Direct coming this week announcing new systems for both consoles. Calling it!
On a more realistic note, getting Toki Tori to give it a spin, since I don't have it in any of its other forms.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 31st October (Europe):
Hear that? That's the 3DS VC quietly sobbing in the corner...
Jese_1 commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:
I think my issue with the Wii U VC isn't the fact that the N64 and Game Boy Advance games still have to come. My issue is that, while the NES and SNES have some amazing games, they simply haven't been released for download. I will gladly buy games that I want to play, but I'm not going to pay premium prices for games like Pinball. I do actually get bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U - whilst they may look a bit strange on the TV, it could actually be quite a clever marketing strategy for the Gamepad.
On the 3DS front, what's disappointing is that it had such a good start. I loved the chance to play Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, both those that I'd owned in the past and others I'd never heard of. The problem now is that the 3DS VC just seems to have become a dumping ground for NES games. I have no issue with NES games on the handheld, but personally I'd rather have NES games on my Wii U and handheld games on my handheld. The choice would be nice.
All I actually would like to see for my systems is a little consistency. By all means bring out the early NES games, there might be some people who have nostalgic connections to some of them. But at the same time, bring out some of the better games that showcase what made these earlier consoles, both home and handheld, the monsters that they were. There was a reason Nintendo beat Sega out all those years ago, but that reason certainly wasn't Urban Champion.
Jese_1 commented on This Is How Much Space Super Mario 3D World Wi...:
Gave up throwing money at the screen. Threw money at the Wii U instead. Still don't have the game.
Jese_1 commented on Video: This Japanese Super Mario 3D World Trai...:
Shut up Nintendo and take my money!!
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 24th October (Europe):
Well, I love falling block puzzles to kill time, and I have a very soft spot for Wario, and I have all his other VC games on my 3DS, so Wario's Woods it is I guess.
Now, Nintendo, if you could find your way to releasing Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! on the 3DS VC, it would be greatly appreciated. K thanks!
Jese_1 commented on Rayman Legends And Splinter Cell Blacklist Bot...:
I wanted to buy Rayman Legends, but I live in South Africa and absolutely nowhere in the country has stock of the Wii U version. Not the actual retailers, not the online stores, nothing. Ubisoft, send some stock over here and you might get a few more sales!
Jese_1 commented on Pokémon X & Y Sell Over Four Million Copies W...:
One of those copies is mine, and it arrived today. Hold my calls, I'll be busy for the next 137 or so hours...
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th October (Europe):
Sonic Lost World at retail for me. VC still looking a bit sad.
Jese_1 commented on Soapbox: Nintendo Could Have Ruled The Micro-C...:
If I didn't own a Wii U, the idea might be appealing, especially to the more budget-conscious gamer.
I have no problem with the concept, but the micro console market is still one that hasn't proved that it has that much potential to it.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 10th October (Europe):
Pokemon X at retail for me.There aren't words to describe my sadness at the state of the VC on both the 3DS and the Wii U.
Jese_1 commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:
The SM3DW footage looks awesome, and I can't wait for the new Kirby game, so all of that was awesome.
The only thing I would've liked is news on the Wii U VC and having a few more systems supported.
Jese_1 commented on Pokémon X & Y:
Just pre-ordered my copy of X
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th September (Europe):
Nothing worthwhile on either VC this week. Come on Nintendo, I REALLY want to throw money at you, but you aren't giving me anything to work with...
Jese_1 commented on The Pokémon Company Brings Back Its "Gotta Ca...:
How many ways do we have to beg for the original games on the VC before they eventually crumble?
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Direct: Pokémon Direct Scheduled For...:
Well, it wouldn't be a Pokemon-related discussion without it, so here we go:
To keep us busy until X & Y are released, you're going to release Red and Blue on the 3DS VC, aren't you Nintendo? Well, aren't you!?
A guy can dream
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 5th September (Europe):
Revenge of the Gator for me! Yay for more Game Boy games!
Jese_1 commented on Review: DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U eShop):
@Shworange They can take all of my money if they redo the original NES Tiny Toons game, or even just release it on the VC.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 15th August (Europe):
What's that whimpering sound? Oh right, that's the sound my wallet will be making this week...
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 1st August (Europe):
Might get Harvest Moon sometime down the line, but for now I'm still working through Kirby's Dream Land 3 and my copy of Pikmin 3 just arrived, so I'm good
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 25th July (Europe):
Retail Pikmin for me, and then definitely getting Dream Land 3
Jese_1 commented on Classic Game Boy Mega Man Titles Coming To 3DS...:
Not a huge fan of the Mega Man games, but it's great to see more Game Boy games making their way onto the VC!
Jese_1 commented on 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U...:
The only way Nintendo could have been less prepared for the Wii U's launch is if they'd forgotten to make the console itself.
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 18th July (Europe):
I am a very patient man, but this lack of anything on Wii U is starting to bug me. How hard can it possibly be to chuck a few NES games onto the VC?
Unless they're planning a massive surprise Nintendo Direct where they announce N64 and GBA games this week, I'm thoroughly unimpressed.
PS. Shantae for the win!
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 13th June (Europe):
Awesome week, and this is before anything gets announced tomorrow!
Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 6th June (Europe):
Nothing for me this week, but like a lot of people I have a huge backlog on both the Wii U and 3DS I need to work my way through, so no major loss.