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KillScottKill

KillScottKill

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KillScottKill

#4

KillScottKill commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

1. The original. Not even close. The Legend of Zelda on NES is the consummate video game. Open world, esoteric, imaginative, challenging... It had everything.

2. Link to the Past

3. Twilight Princess (GameCube - the Wii version sucks)

After that, it's all pretty meh. Ocarina of Time is the most overrated game. So many design flaws and filler. Majora's Mask was better IMO, because it brought the same mechanics but wasn't afraid to try some new things and get away from the formula. Wind Waker, especially the HD remake, is gorgeous and has some fun dungeons, but I can't forgive how much of that game is just time wasting on the ocean. For a world so beautiful, it also lacks a lot of personality. I wish a console game in that style existed on the lands of Hyrule. And Skyward Sword... Just, no. Egoraptor nailed why that game is so massively overrated. As uncreative as the New Super Mario Bros. series, but with a terrible control scheme.

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#9

KillScottKill commented on Nintendo UK Store's Kirby Hypernova Pack Aims ...:

People who say the 2DS is uncomfortable have clearly never held it before and are solely judging it on appearance. The 2DS is the most ergonomic handheld console I've ever touched before. Say it looks funky all you want, the 2DS is more functional than the 3DS and 3DS XL - especially the original 3DS.

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#12

KillScottKill commented on Nintendo 64 Titles Heading to the Wii U Virtua...:

@Dpishere posts like this are so asinine. It really confuses me what is running through people's brains when they try to make this point.

How about this:

The Wii U VC has save states, the Wii VC does not.

The Wii U VC has Gamepad, and thus off screen play. The Wii VC does not.

The Wii VC on Wii U doesn't support GameCube controllers (yet), so you have to play N64 games with the far inferior Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. N64 games on the Wii U VC would assuredly support the Pro Controller, which is far more preferable.

For those who don't use credit cards, Nintendo eShop cards are far easier to find than archaic Wii Point cards.

How's that for all the reasons as to why people would prefer N64 games being ported over to the Wii U VC?

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#16

KillScottKill commented on Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Dis...:

It is not at all petty to complain about this. The Bayonetta 1 bundled in is part of the selling point of the game. This is no longer Bayonetta 2. It's a package. 1 & 2. That's what it's selling itself as. It's why I pre-ordered it last week.

If there's no physical copy of Bayonetta 1 in included, then I'm cancelling. Period.

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#18

KillScottKill commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

Completely believe what he's saying, but I think that 31% number is more telling of the 360 owners who flipped - that's where Sony is really stealing customers, at least in the U.S. and U.K.. Microsoft's blunders with the XB1 in 2013 created a lot of ill-will and a lot of gamers eager to jump into the new gen opted for the PS4, indicated by its much stronger sales point than its direct competitor.

Another thing to keep in mind is just how many people had the Wii as a secondary console to their PS3 or 360 in the last gen due to the much different experience it offered and the fact it was so practical and affordable. It's only natural that consumers who fit into that mold would contribute to this kind of statistic. The question is, will these same people someday own or Wii U along side their PS4 or XB1?

Really, the Wii's massive install base has evaporated. A large part of that is families who don't own a single of the three new consoles, because they've found other things to use their time with. Mobile gaming is a much sturdier alternative now than it was at the start of the last gen, so a lot of the casual gamers that were sucked into the "Wii factor" and the allure that Wii Sports caused are now twiddling their thumbs on smartphones, hence the yearly explosion of things like Angry Birds, Temple Run, and Flappy Bird.

I also think what you're seeing in the fallout of the Wii's success is that generation's children growing up and breaking out of family gaming. I suspect there's a large abundance of middle and high school teenagers that upgraded from the Wii with family to the 3DS by themselves, as shown by the massive popularity of that console.

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#20

KillScottKill commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-Aime Reaffirms Nintendo's...:

@Hotfusion this is an excellent point. I haven't seen too much about Gamepad failure, but you can't help but wonder if it ever becomes an issue someday with the oldest Wii U's that were shipped at or near launch. Sometimes consoles just fail and you have to replace - ask the countless 360 owners from the last generation. The Wii U setup basically doubles the odds of massive replace/repair costs because you have two things that can fail; the console itself and the Gamepad. Luckily Nintendo has a good track record with this sort of thing, but double the odds is still double the odds.

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#21

KillScottKill commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-Aime Reaffirms Nintendo's...:

The Gamepad is hit and miss. As a piece of hardware, it needs a lot of improvement. It's range of function when offscreen is terrible and they need to start prepackaging the strongest battery available for new Wii U's.

In terms of gameplay, it all depends on the game. I didn't mind using it at all for SM3DW and WWHD. Then there's stuff that insists on using it in funky, unnatural ways like Nintendoland. It works fine as a second screen, a mini-map, a quick menu to edit inventory etc., but please, for the love of God to Nintendo and all developers, do NOT make me hold that thing up to the TV to where I HAVE to look at both screens at once to play your game.

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#23

KillScottKill commented on E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Excl...:

I get it. People are excited that there's an M-rated exclusive coming to Wii U.

Really though, the gameplay looks clunky and the graphics are way behind. Hopefully this gets a lot of fine tuning before it hits shelves. I'd hate to see a key exclusive get slaughtered in reviews.

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#29

KillScottKill commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014:

Zelda U - what the Wii U needs more than anything

New Metroid made by Retro - what I realistically want, but may not happen

Nintendo and Capcom teaming on a new Mega Man game - what I want more than anything on Earth, but will never, ever happen

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#30

KillScottKill commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summe...:

Haven't played Mario Kart 8 yet, but I just bought it off eBay.

The best game I've played on Wii U so far is Assassin's Creed IV, no joke. I loved being able to enjoy one of my favorite franchises on a Nintendo console (AC3 doesn't count, as it was a clone of the PS3/360 versions).

SM3DW is a close second. Great game.

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#32

KillScottKill commented on Review: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Wii U e...:

Simon's Quest is such an interesting game. At face value, it's a pretty bad game. Without the title "Castlevania" it would be lost in the NES library. Yet oddly enough, it has a unique charm about it despite being the black sheep of the franchise. Something about hearing "Bloody Tears" and "The Monster Dance" while walking around aimlessly in this game makes me happy.

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#33

KillScottKill commented on Super-Rare Nintendo World Championship Cartrid...:

There is no way the seller is getting 100 grand for this. This reeks of bid inflation with no intention to buy. When NWC gold went up up for auction some years back, it's winning price of over 40k ended up being 17.5k.

Still, everyone calling this junk is out of their minds. If I had 30k lying around in a savings account, I'd absolutely try to buy this game. It's the GRAIL.

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#37

KillScottKill commented on Two Mega Man Titles Get a Two Day eShop Discou...:

YES. I'm glad I held off on downloading X1 - even though I own it on like five different platforms already. Seriously, it's the best game EVAR. I was going to get it when X2 came out for North America.

Oh yeah, can that please happen sometime soon? Thanks.

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#40

KillScottKill commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December:

I'll pass. I'm tempted to get the Lost Levels, but I'll hold off and pay for it when it makes its way to the Wii U eShop. As hard as that game is, I may as well take advantage of save states. Playing the Wii version will just get me really mad.

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#43

KillScottKill commented on iPhone Gaming Controller Could Mean "The End O...:

lmao. No mobile platform will ever top dedicated handheld consoles. Give me a break. People who actually spend a substantial amount of money on video games will continue to buy handheld consoles as long as that's where the quality software is, and that's not changing anytime soon.

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#44

KillScottKill commented on New York Times Critic Identifies Super Mario 3...:

Yeah, the guy seems a little ignorant. SM3DW is great (and I've had a lot of fun with in the past few days), but it's not all the Wii U has to offer. There are other very good games. At the end of the day, you could buy a Wii U today and have enough games at your disposal to carry you into next Thanksgiving. You can't say that about the other new consoles, and that should be the Wii U's selling point.

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#49

KillScottKill commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

I think the Wii U will finish second, only to the PS4. Sales are ultimately how consumer friendly you are. Sony is in a great set of mind right now. They've created an amazing product and they actually care about the consumer. They're giving the people what they want and doing it at an affordable price.

I wouldn't say the Wii U is completely consumer friendly, but it's not bad. The price is great and there are some nice 1st party titles. But the console isn't as powerful as it could and it hasn't gotten the exclusives as quickly as people would have liked. In general it's missing features and lacks in accessibility.

But the Xbox One and Microsoft... What a mess. Everyone dumped on them this year because the XB1 is the least consumer friendly product I have ever seen. Their primary goal is to bleed you of you money, and they don't care how they do it. The console is the most expensive (partly due to useless Kinect), certain games require you to connect to the Internet (Forza), and they aim to create user specific advertisements. Not to mention all the features you have to PURCHASE by getting Xbox Live. Unless they begin taking a better approach and start looking out for the consumer, they WILL lose this generation. Harshly.

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#50

KillScottKill commented on Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Ve...:

I'll criticize the Wii U when it deserves it, but this has everything to do with the developer and the effort that was put into the Wii U version of the game.

Take AC4 for example. The Wii U version of that game is outstanding, and comparison reviews have it crushing the PS3 and 360 versions (especially 360), but still lagging the PS4. Ubisoft has done good work with the Wii U and have treated it fairly, so it's no surprise that a multi platform title from them on Wii U holds up well.

The same can't be said for other devs.