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Fri 21st December, 2012

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Kroisos commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

What I personally think Nintendo is doing best right now is making the content coming to Wii U as enticing as possible. They are essentially going it alone, with a handful of 3rd party support like Platinum and Valhalla that they are directly involved with, so the range of content is restricted compared to PSBone; but I find the content more appealing, and that more of the titles from this smaller set of options are must-haves. I don't feel as excited for the entire upcoming libraries of the other consoles as I do for just Hyrule Warriors, Bayo2, and Smash individually. Even Captain Toad looks more interesting than most 3rd party titles, and it's only going to get better next year.



Kroisos commented on Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculi...:

I hope that everyone expect for the large donators who are clearly in on it with them wise up and cancel their pledges, leaving Areal to pay the Kickstarter fees out of their own pockets, because I'm guessing their associates will want all of their money paid back. In one of the updates they gave an "explanation" for why they are raising money without gaining backers: apparently a number of people created two accounts, pledging with both, so that when someone else pledges they can cancel one and keep the total from rising. Completely believable.



Kroisos commented on Guide: All You Need to Know on Mario Kart 8 Ch...:

Mostly I play Daisy because she's my favorite, and my setup is as close to average in all stats as I can get because the most important thing to me is how easy it is to drift around corners; everything else is secondary. I have such a difficult time with bikes that I don't bother with them (making them stay difficult but I don't care, even though Daisy does look sexy in the bike suit, so maybe I'll try a few more times), and the heaviest characters are also too difficult for me to handle, and also not worth taking the time to find setups that work (and Bowser will never be sexy, so I won't try a few more times). Honestly, there's so much luck involved in winning full races, and I'll never be good enough to compete in worldwide time trials, that playing the combo I like most is better than playing the one I'm best at.



Kroisos commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Hooks In Permanent Price Dr...:

I haven't gotten this yet simply due to the size of my backlog, and the $30 price tag had nothing to do with that. Given that it was a full retail release that would have been $40 had it been physical I thought the $10 discount for being download-only was more than fair. Apparently the market disagrees, or never got the memo that it's not just a typical download title, so I understand why the price is coming down. I just hope enough people buy it at this new price so that this isn't the only title of its kind to come over.



Kroisos commented on Nintendo Supported Our Vision The Most, Says D...:

No More Heroes and MadWorld are two of my favorite Wii games. Both are ridiculously over-the-top killfests from developers with strong, unique personalities. Devil's Third can be described the same way, so it is automatically on my radar. Perhaps Itagaki won't be to my taste like Suda and Platinum, but I'm eager to find out.



Kroisos commented on Princess Daisy Costume Confirmed For Bayonetta:

@DiscoGentleman I would love Super Princess Daisy, but I don't think it will ever happen. Daisy is my favorite character in the Mushroom Kingdom, but since Nintendo creates gameplay first and then fits characters to it (see Mario Kart, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Splatoon), they won't create a Daisy game just to give her one. I don't get why so many people hate her, but she is under-developed, so I'd like to see Nintendo correct that. I'd start with having Luigi rescue her instead of Mario in Luigi's Mansion 3, only with the twist that after Luigi beats King Boo we find out that Daisy had escaped on her own and was waiting impatiently for him to show up.



Kroisos commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

The best part about Nintendo's E3 is that, while Wii U isn't getting as much content as PSBone because Nintendo pretty much has to go it alone, that content is absolutely brilliant. Nintendo simply does a better job of producing games than anybody else.



Kroisos commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

I love the Gamepad, and there's one thing in particular about it that I've never heard anyone talk about--how it fits in the hands. It is comfortable, and when I hold it, my thumbs are vertical, meaning up on the analog sticks is up in my hand. When I hold my Dual shock my thumbs are at an angle, so up on the sticks (which block the buttons in the middle) requires more of a pushing to the side motion. It's just ever so slightly less accurate.



Kroisos commented on Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is A...:

@Romeo What delays are you talking about? It's had normal development time. The only reason it feels long is because they revealed it far, far earlier than they normally would so they could do so in the last regular issue of Nintendo Power. There's absolutely no reason to get so upset.



Kroisos commented on Yumi's Odd Odyssey Receives Discount in North ...:

@MixMasterMudkip Between Mario Kart, Attack on Titan, and the Red Goddess Kickstarter I will have spent quite a lot on media this month, so I will probably not take advantage of the discount either. Which doesn't bother me in the least. This is a full retail game that is already 25% off, and the discount brings it to 50%, which is why I get so annoyed by people who say it's still too expensive. I was perfectly willing to pay $30, in part as a sign that there is a market for these games, and I'm perfectly willing to pay that much after the discount has passed and I have the $30 to spend.



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

It's obvious that none of these goals will be met, but in the case of Luna's Tale I know that if they hit a certain backer level, just a few hundred more, which would still leave them well short, they'll be able to secure additional outside funding, probably investors basing sales predictions on backer count. Thus it will cost you nothing to pledge, as they will fail, but not pledging because you assume, however reasonably, that it is pointless will cost them funds, making it not pointless. Indeed I wonder if they wouldn't have hit that level already if people didn't stay away from campaigns appearing to fail. So at the least just check it out; you ma6 help give them someone else's money.



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

Make sure you add Möira, which has less than a week left, so they won't be around for next week's update. They confirmed both Wii U and 3DS a few days ago, so we can get some handheld love, and while they don't have a high percentage of their target so far, they're only asking 8000 CAD, so just a bit of momentum from sites like this could help.



Kroisos commented on Exclusive: Lost Wii Game, Sadness, To Be Reviv...:

I was excited for this back in the day, and I'm excited again. I very curious to see what can be done with this concept. I was disappointed never to have played this until I realized Fragile Dreams was probably pretty close to what it would have been like.



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

I'm happily backing a few of these, including Luna's Tale, which I'm sure will be added to the list. A recent update suggested, if I wasn't misreading it, that they can get additional funding if they get enough backers, even if doesn't mean a successful campaign. They aren't likely to be successful, but there's no risk to pledging and it may help them out at no cost to you, so at least take a look. Who knows, it may even give them some momentum.



Kroisos commented on Review: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U):

@Melkac Because the sense of irony I get when it's 2 am and I've had the perfect amount of brandy for the evening. Now that it's 2 pm and I've had the perfect amount of coffee for the day I will say I've known since the Wii U was announced that I'd be getting this, Zelda (not Hyrule Warriors), and X.



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

The good thing about Wii U being a stretch goal is that by the time I can pledge (since I won't pledge if there's a chance they can take my money but not give me a game) I have the option to keep my money and just buy it when it releases. I'm definitely doing that for Hover, since the higher tiers don't interest me much, and probably HFA, just to save a few bucks. Red Goddess and Pip, on the other hand, will be seeing pledges from me; I want to see those games made, and I don't benefit from buying later instead of pledging now.



Kroisos commented on Interview: Yanim Studio on its Kickstarter-Fun...:

I was very disappointed when this game failed its first Kickstarter. I'm glad that Wii U is part of the initial target, so that I can pledge this time; I'll do so as soon as I figure out if I have the budget for any tier above the ones that offer just the game.



Kroisos commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):

Eventually I'll check out Grinsia (unless reviews say it's the same as the Android version), but I haven't even bought Yumi yet and I've been defaulting for some time now, so I won't be downloading anything new for a bit.



Kroisos commented on Ubisoft Now "Fully Focused" On Making The Wii ...:

If I get this at all it will be Wii U, because I'm in no hurry to play this game or get any other system, and I'm certainly not getting a system just for this game. My enthusiasm has waned so much I'll need stellar reviews before I get this. Even solid reviews won't be enough; there are enough solid games that look more interesting.



Kroisos commented on Curve Studios Announces Wii U Exclusive Stealt...:

Qny time there's an exclusive for Wii U it is worthwhile to pay attention to it, not because we are so starved for games that we'll take what we can get, but because it means that the developers are passionate about the game and want to come to Wii U, and that they recognize that the install base, while small, is comprised of some of the most passionate gamers there are, and is not just some tiny sliver of consumers best left ignored. I obviously can't say yet that I'll buy this, but I will definitely be watching it as they proceed, and I'm looking forward to see what they can do.



Kroisos commented on Exclusive: Opposable Games On Bringing Second-...:

Now that they've officially announced that Wii U is part of the initial target, I'll have to take a closer look at this project. Sadly, I've got a Kickstarter closing in a few days that will be about $500k short, so I'll have the money.



Kroisos commented on Review: Child of Light (Wii U eShop):

This is a definite buy for me, although perhaps not for a while, as I still have a lot of defaulting to do bravely and dragons to crown. I'm actually glad to hear it's short--although I always play games like this slowly, so 12 hours means 20 for me--because I just don't have the time I used to, and I want to play just as many games, so I have to spend less per game.

I also hope that Wii U sales exceed that of PS4 and the Bone, and that some other 3rd parties take note of that.



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

Normally having two of my games funded would outweigh having one fail, were it not for much significant the failure in question. But I am happy for Hex Heroes and Twisted Fusion, and wish them well.

You missed Source, which officially added a Wii U stretch, although it looks doubtful that they'll even reach their initial target. There's also Heart Forth, Alicia, which is still in the working-on-it stage of announcing for Wii U, so it's not time to add it to the list, but it's already hit several stretch goals and has plenty of time left, so if they do announce they'll hit whatever their target is, making it worthwhile to keep an eye on for when they do.

Lastly, I don't mind when Wii U is a stretch, but I get annoyed when games like Hover make Wii U the fourth or five stretch goal, not the first. Since I'm not pledging for a game I might not be able to play, which would happen if the initial target is hit but not the stretch, it means there's no need for me to pledge at all; by the time I can justify pledging I have the option of just waiting to buy the game when it releases.



Kroisos commented on Grinsia Heading To The North American 3DS eSho...:

This is one of many games I have on my phone because they were so cheap, but which I never play because I prefer my 3DS in every way and I never get around to my phone. Kemco has way too many RPGs on Android, but I don't mind double-dipping if it helps them bring the best ones to the 3DS.



Kroisos commented on Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Bi...:

It won't happen. I expect too many gamers will be like me, growing more disinterested after being hyped, and believing all the delays indicated problems with a mediocre game. We may be wrong, but it will still hurt sales.



Kroisos commented on Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kicksta...:

I love being able to help produce games that deserve some help, but since gaming doesn't rise to the level of charity I won't donate unless I will be able to play the finished product. That means that when Wii U is a stretch goal I'm not pledging until the stretch is met and I'm guaranteed a copy for my platform. So the lower goal doesn't change whether or not I'll look at it, just the odds of me doing so.

If it does hit the stretch goal, I could pledge, or I could wait until it releases, so there's no effect on whether the game comes to Wii U at that point, and it's basically a preorder. There's one key difference, though, that may get me to pledge, and not wait--if you pledge, they get your money early enough to put towards the game. If you wait, it will hopefully be a well-earned profit, but it can't affect the game.



Kroisos commented on Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for AP...:

I wish them well. Word puzzles aren't my thing, but then again neither are FPSs, MMOs, or sports games. This looks like a well-made game that would appeal to people who do like word puzzle games, so I hope it reaches its target.



Kroisos commented on Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for No...:

It just looks like the character designer felt like switching things up, or alternating between two essentially equivalent designs. I don't see enough room to read something into, nor any indication of what that something would be.



Kroisos commented on Video: Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of ...:

@Yorumi I remember reading an interview with someone from Vigil Games who said he was happy that he wasn't part of the team working on the Wii U version of Darksiders. Obvious bias, but not my ultimate point. I played the original on PS3. It was completely unimpressive visually (and had a horrible art style). It couldn't have been done on PS2, but it could have been done on Wii with some work. I can only conclude that Vigil wanted as much power as possible not so they could do a lot, but so they didn't have to work. I guarantee that most of what we're seeing on the 4Bone could be done on Wii U--with work and skill. But AAA devs don't want to work on Wii U, and apparently they're not actually working on the 4Bone either.