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Male, 27, South Africa

Child of the 90s, Virtual Console addict, Kirby marathoner.

Sun 29th January, 2012

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Jese_1 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I think the main thing that all of the nay-sayers are missing is that this venture isn't aimed at you, the core audience. I'm a Nintendo gamer and, as such, own a 3DS and a Wii U because I enjoy the games that they release on these systems. The games that will be made for smartphones are for people who probably weren't going to buy the consoles anyway, so if Nintendo can make money off of them and we still get the games we want for our systems, then how are we losing out or suffering because of this?



Jese_1 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

Nintendo 64 VC support.
N64 VC support.
N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O 6-4 support.

Can't think of any other way to get that point across. As a side note, if Dr Toad: Mushroom Trauma Centre ever became a thing, I would make it my personal mission to ensure it was the biggest game of the year :)



Jese_1 commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

I can only conclude that people want to buy games for the sake of buying them. I have combined 12 Wii and Wii U games that I need to finish, and an eShop wishlist of VC titles as long as my arm.

The only game I was really looking forward to was Captain Toad, and while it would have been great to play it while I was on leave, I still have plenty to keep me going until January.



Jese_1 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

Content is everything. The only game I've bought for the 3DS this year is Kirby Triple Deluxe, unlike last year where I shelled out for tons of games because the release schedule was amazing. XY have made me rethink getting ORAS, since I wasn't blown away by it (still good, but not entirely amazing)

Similarly with the Wii U, I've bought Donkey Kong and Mario Kart, and the next one I was looking forward to was Captain Toad, but now that's been pushed back.

At least 2015 is looking decent for the Wii U, but as far as the 3DS is concerned I don't see anything on the horizon that really excites me, which is a pity because I got a lot of fun out of it last year.



Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

It's great that the Wii U VC is getting so much love, but the state of the 3DS VC is a bit sad (I don't really like Mega Man, so the promise of all his Game Boy games isn't doing anything for me).

Come now Nintendo, you have a great catalogue of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games - let's put them to some use!



Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

Mario & Luigi will go onto my wish list - saving my pennies for Kirby next week. Definitely going to be supporting the GBA VC, but have to take it one game at a time.



Jese_1 commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

Will all the complainers just go over to a corner for a while and stay there while the rest of us do our happy dance? Thanks!

What I would love, and throw stupid amounts of money at, is if Nintendo could make essentially a mini Game Pad in the shape of a Game Boy Advance for these games. That would be awesome!



Jese_1 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe):

This is a good week! Definitely getting Super Mario Kart. Really want to get Adventure Island II as well, but would rather have it on my Wii U than on my 3DS, so will hold out for that one.



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 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 Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe):

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 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.



Jese_1 commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

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 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 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: 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 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 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 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!