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Legromancer commented on Steampunk Shooter Steel Empire Hits The Japane...:
Legromancer commented on AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact...:
ok, i stand corrected. But the question is: it this art from him? Because i talked about not letting his art assets dicourage people. And he hasn't even submitted the paperwork to be a offical eshop developer. So this could lead to nothing.
Legromancer commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:
srsly guys, just look at the logo with the default Photoshop lensflair and the shadows...do you really believe this is real? And when it is, i don't expect anything great this friday...they can't even create a good company logo...or even name...AE games...Whoa, this screams hoax.
Legromancer commented on Interview: Rainy Frog Talks About eShop Publis...:
well said, well said. Nintendo needs to realize this. But it didn't seem so. Instead they announced this QOL product line/new copmany pillar/whatever.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The...:
really this family friendly market has disappeared. Do you know anybody who plays with his family or do you do it? I think the times are over. Nintendo may brought a whole new generation into gaming with the blue ocean strategy, but they went to the Playstation, XBOX or to smartphones. Nintendo should have focused at sometime during Wiis late life or during the first days of the Wii U on non-family-friendly games. Call them Harcore games, deep singleplayer expereinces or whatever you want. But that would have been the next logical step after bringing new audiences into video gaming.
Legromancer commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:
@Williaint whAAT? So Nintendo should have even bigger gaps between their few games they get out?
Legromancer commented on Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Pla...:
oh man. Oh man. OH MAN.This isn't going to end well. It's like they realised they have nothing against Sony and Microsoft and desperately try to make the Wii FIt and Brain Age craze (that arleady died) to a new buisness pillar. Oh man....Please Nintendo, at least TRY to compete with Sony and MS. They do it without you and people are eating it up. It is so depressing...they are really clueless...
Legromancer commented on Weirdness: When Publicity Pictures Aren't Wort...:
a great job ad advertising the WII U? In Europe? i haven't seen one one spot since Christmas.
Legromancer commented on Talking Point: Claims of Wii U Third-Party Dev...:
o boy, these comments here. Who ever thinks Nintendo isn't to blame are set for an great uprise when the sale numbers for Wii U in the time of Christmas will be released. I have the feeling they will be pretty bad. I believe i bought a new Dreamcast.And all the people calling this a doom and gloom article...maybe it is the truth? Hard to imagine? Really? Next month PS4 will have (or already has) outsold the Wii U lifetime sales. It is that bad. December 28 they sold 4.2 million consoles TO COSTUMERS. In the meantime, the last sale numbers of the Wii U in Europe were negative. And since i live in Europe i see how bad the situation really is. Mayor retailers don't stoch Super Mario 3D Worls AT ALL. PS4 and XBONES? Plenty of games.Something has to happen, and Nintendo is the one to make changes. No one else.
Legromancer commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:
@Shroom_Muncher two things: first, may don't have enough money to buy a second console.And second, Nintendo sold us on the premise that 3rd parties are coming. The developers reel at the E3 unveiling, the announcement of the partnership with EA...they screwsed at least me up. I believed them. But Nintedo beeing Nintendo they gave a damn about 3rd parties. In this time, Sony and MS gave their pitch to them and they realized that it made more sense so scratch almost all plans for the Wii U and bring all their big guns to PS4 and One. It was Nintendos job to not let that happen and they botchered it. That is all, no big 3rd pary conspiracy.
Legromancer commented on MercurySteam's New Next-Gen Title Isn't Coming...:
@BigH88 no it won't. It's over. Minimal 3rd party support in the future. Besides LEGO games and maybe some Sonic.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:
great to see that the mood of the community is changing. Really Nintendo, you just are giving us LESS than any other console maker. And now we realise it. I do, and i am (yet) a big fan of Nintendo.
Also, i don't have friends NEARBY that can play with me. If they are here we do other things than playing video games. I see them like three timms a year. Like many others online mode would give me the opportunity to actually play multiplayer.
Argh, Nintendo stop chjasing the family gamer crowd. That may have existed in the Wii days, but they are gone. They have smartphone now. They won't come back. But you know what: I think Nintendo knows they can't compete or deliver online experiences like SONY or MS. The Holiday fallout points in this direction.
Legromancer commented on Talking Point: Is The Castlevania Series Finis...:
@EarthboundBenjy thats why i said STARTED on Nintendo platforms.
i think this article is the beginning of a trend. Many readers just realise that something is fishy with Nintendo. Really, they aren't able to keep some of the biggest franchises that startet EXCLUSIVELY on Nintendo consoles ON Nintendo consoles. The things Pete Hines from Bethesda said are true: Microsoft and Sony talked from the beginning to 3rd parties and got them involved. Nintendo just announced a console and said ''Here , make some games for it''. And they don't. And really, why should they? They have TWO other console maker that really show that they care for 3rd parties. By getting them involved. As an example: you are at school and have to work on a school project with an other student. There are three other students; two of them say they want to plan the project WITH you and keep discussing what you could do TOGETHER.- The other one just tosses you his ideas. Which one would you chose?
Really, if i was 3rd party i also wouldn't work with Nintendo. You have better relations with Microsoft or Sony and get more money. What not to love?
one thing really stands out for me: Lords of Shadow was the most successful game in the franchise AND not appearing dominantely on Nintendos home console. That gave a clear massage to other developers/publishers:
Hey, wanting to make more cinematic games with great graphics? Something you couldn't do on Nintendo? Just abbandon Nintendo fully, you will even be more successful.
I think we have just experienced the beginning of this movement. Many franchises that startet on Nintendo won't come to the Wii U in the near future: Street Fighter and now even Castlevania.
it breaks my heart that the times of IGA Castlevanias are over.Mirrors of Fate played poorly( instantly dying because of failing an quick time event during a boss fight? One of the wort gameplay i have ever experienced). Somehow i am glad it bombed, because it was a bad game.But it looks like nobody else is releasing Metrovania games for Nintendo consoles. There are more of this kind on STEAM. Isn't this kind of strange?
Legromancer commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014:
i dunno, but this list looks pretty sad to me...
Legromancer commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards...:
Castlevania..suuuure guys... this game will be fondly remenbered...not.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo Network Services Now Starting to "Ope...:
yeah ,aeah funny lol. But really: six month from now reports will rise that show that indies are no more likely to support Nintendo as they are now because of this and surveys will show that from new customers Nintendo got this Christmas only a small percentage actually use the eshop. And you know why: It just didn't work without an explanation for them. They only got this lame ,,An error occured. Please try again later''-massage. And besides of Sony, Steam or whoever also had this difficulties the situation stay the same for...weeks? Really guys, long enough for many new customers to juset don't care anymore.
yes they should. This way we would get online modes in all 3rd party games. Because the publisher won't have to pay for the servers, Nintendo would. This is a big reason many 3rd. parties are abandonning the Wii U: horrible online infrastructure THEY have to pay for.
Nintendo just lost so many NEW customers for the eshop by this. People whose first impression / and second and third) is that the eshop just doesn't work withaout any explanation in the actual shop won't even bother trying it in the future. It is as simple as that.We informed people read this blogs and websites, normal people and kids don't and have no idea what is going on. For them the eshop will be non-existant from here on.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Sugge...:
thats the thing: Nintendos Online infrastructure is so unreliable that i fear the day i have to do a system transfer.
Legromancer commented on Soapbox: Nintendo's Appearance at VGX Underwhe...:
is it just me or does these artikles always start with some kind of explaination what the author generally thinks etc. and then just expands on that in the following text? Like some kind of excuse.
Legromancer commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong...:
for other companies it is...
Legromancer commented on Epic Vice President Mark Rein Remains Unconvin...:
sorry, he's right (this time). Not even Nintendo showed a killer app after one year. The Gamepad only rises the WiiU price. It is somewhat useless.
Legromancer commented on PS4 and Xbox One Surpass Wii U Lifetime Sales ...:
good Nintendo, some advice: Learn your lessons. This time really. You frigging NEED to.
Legromancer commented on Poll: Nintendo and the Wii U Fight For Your At...:
dude, facts are facts and news is news. No matter if you enjoy it or not. Nothing is gained by not talking about the state of the Wii U at the moment.
Legromancer commented on Rumour: LEGO The Hobbit Planned for 2014 Release:
BTW: Lego didn't do Star Trek because Hasbro has the license for building blocks for this franchise (KRE-Os).
Legromancer commented on Happy Birthday, Wii U - You're One Today:
@cdude yeah, i really hope PS4 surpasses Wii Us sales at the end of the year. Nintendo really needs this kind of flop. These 399€ still hurt me. Really, i feel cheated. This was alot of money. Nintendo needs to change. Please, the Blue Ocean strategy doesn't work anymore. Casuals and family gaming largely jumped to Smartphones. Only (for the lack of a better term) Core Players are loyal to consoles. And they buy PS4 and Xbones.Please Nintendo, do something.
Legromancer commented on Pokémon Bank Pricing Emerges For Europe:
people saying this is awful or should be free make me laugh.This fee guarantees that the service won't be shut down. Not like the Wii U Online for most 3rd Parties. Servers cost constantly money you know. Thes servers lets publishers lose money, so they don't give Wii U versions online MP. Great work Nintendo on that one.
Legromancer commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:
Wii U will be third and gain Gamecube numbers. Next year we will get almost zero support from third parties.Seriously, what the eff happened? I still remember this developers reel from E3, the launch linup that promised support from large companies like Namco, Team Ninja, WB...and now we don't get any from them. Sales must have been abysal low. I don't see the other consoles suffer such fate. At least they have advertising. Really, you can't buy a PS4 if you haven't pre ordered. That wasn't the case with the U.And to all that say ,,I don't care for 3rd parties'': it is also a form of advertisement. When i walk into a supermarket or a Gamestop i walk past tons of shelfs featuring logos of XBox and Playstation brands. And in one lonely corner the Wii U games. My local gamestore doesn't even have anything Wii U related. And that is really something, that shop is the No.1 destination for gamers and is supported by the gamers even if the prices are higher than the local electronic market (MediaMarkt) directly on the other side of the street. Nintendo lost bigtimeWell, at least i got the 3Ds which is a beast. Can't wait for Zelda and Bravely Default. It is so great that you can unlock rewards for the full game by playing the demo.
Legromancer commented on Rayman Legends Lands With A Thud At Japanese R...:
@Kaze_Memaryu their loss. Avatar is one of the best series i know.But yes, this tendencies in japanese audiences is something i found out some time ago. They also don't like western super heroes. I once heard ( in the Japan Times i think) that Japanese want their soperheroes to look sexy while they save the world. Really, i don't make this up ( i really read this). But if i look at their life action movies based on mangas/animes i tend to believe this...
Legromancer commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Clarifies That Local Multipla...:
there are plenty of games that are successful this generation and sold millions that don't go this route. Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls to name a few. Sorry, but Nintendo is losing many gamers. And it is solely their fault. They promised this time it would be better considering 3rd parties and i belived them. Seriously, this 399€ for my Wii U still hurt me. Why can't we get big blockbuster games AND typical Nintendo games? Really, why this hate for everything that isn't Nintendo? Wii U is failing and 2014 is getting even worse ( you can quote me on that if i will be proven wrong...but my guts feeling tells me so) Ubisoft and Warner will be gone and Nintendo games alone...i want to play something on the Wii U. Not only 6 games a year. PS4 is sold out for 2013 in Germany so i don't see the videogames market beeing in trouble. It's only the Wii U. That really should be mentioned. But no, the hadcore fans still try to spin it like everything else is trash and they never had the intention to by 3rd party games even if it had come to the Wii U. It is sad to read some comments here.
Is it really so hard o realize that MAYBE Nintendo didn't do the right tings?
This..strange comments about online play alone show me that Nintendo really aren't in touch with todays gamers. I have MAYBE one friend that is able to play with me ONCE in a week because work etc. So really, i won't play local multiplayer that often. Whats so hard to include online mp ALSO? It's like Nintendo wants to do it differently just for the sake of it. So, i am somewhat grateful that they experience mayor failure and have to overthink some of their decissions.
I am sorry, but they have to change. And isn't this innovation? The aspekt may love about Nintendo? We could just benefit from some change.
Legromancer commented on Nnooo Set To Bring ORBITOR To Consoles:
the music, the music...if it is featured in the game that alone would justify the purchase for me.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo UK Looking To Raise Awareness Of Wii ...:
yes, it's was really great from Nintendo to make no effort trying to sell Wii Us...gave us pretty great 3rd Party support.
Legromancer commented on Talking Point: The Steam Gaming Machines Are A...:
i am genuily exited about the SteamMachine and Steam OS. It will shake up the industry, i believe. I already have a laptop connected to my HDTV and a gamepad. It really works great. This is a smart move from Valve. Soon they will reveal AAA titles that utilize Steam OS.
Legromancer commented on Nintendo of America Adds Deutsch LA to its Lin...:
82 MILLION... Fire the marketing team. They almost did nothing with the money.
Legromancer commented on Weirdness: If Only The Dark Knight Was a Retro...:
you know what, that showed me how much i love the movie.So, thumps up from me.
Legromancer commented on Dan Adelman - Nintendo is "Very Much Aware" of...:
so much THIS!
I have three portables that i use from Nintendo DS, DS XL, 3DS. Even if i transfer all my digital content (that is unevenly distributed) i can't easily tranfer them back if ,let's say, i just want to bring my DS with me. An account system would solve this.
Besides, Nintendo could easily impliment Icons, Trading Cards etc. to this account like STEAM does. If would really boost the awareness of this account system and the users will also benefit from this cool features.
Legromancer commented on Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping N...:
@wario007 yeah, we are so happy for not getting even 10% of all multi-plat games.Besides, Bioshock Infinite is my GotY 2013.
Really, its is time to accept the Wii u as a SECOND console. For the big games i got STEAM on the PC. And the Nintendo games on my Wii U. This will be the blues for the coming years. However you see it, Nintendo dropped the ball. If you really want 3rd party games for the Wii U, by them NOW. Next year there won't be any big ones.
Legromancer commented on Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Working On Spir...:
i dunno, i looks like Mega Man and the concept arts also look like Mega Man.I know this is part of the premise, but i hardly saw any ''new'' ideas.I seems as Inafune isn't done with Mega Man and just keeps going without CAPCOM and just with slightly new visuals so he doesn't get trouble from CAPCOM.It feels strange. It feels like this should have been official Mega Man but the circumstances didn't allow it to be. And this aspect just irks me.I fully understand the reasons for all that and i don't really find anything wrong with the game as shown. But still...this new game is just a way for him to be able to work on Mega Man without CAPCOM. So i blame CAPCOM for this project not beeing really Mega Man.And this feels strange man.
Legromancer commented on Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Dela...:
ok, too late. Got it on STEAM since release.Definitely not regretting it. Even more after all this delays.
Legromancer commented on Capcom Has No Plans For Street Fighter on Wii ...:
@Park_Triolo i never talked about the sales in the lifetime of the PS3 at the same time. I talked about hte actual sales. What's so funny about that?@ Samurai_Goroh
#21Samurai_Gorohi don't know why you talk about trimester. I put an questionmark behind my guess about 4 month. That alone should show that i wasn't sure about it and never tried to pretend otherwise.
Can both users please explain why my points arent' legit? Facts are facts. Nobody can change that.
i dunno, 160k sold copies in 4(?) month... i'm prettty sure Wii, 360 and PS3 sold more in this time period.
So, third place compared to recent consoles. I really thought is was clear that we were talking about sales here. And the fact reamins they are bad. That are the facts. No reason to throw PS4 and XBONE in here. Still, the preorders for them are higher than Wii U sales.
Legromancer commented on Zombie Title How to Survive Confirmed for the ...:
@PikminWorld yeah, but still releasing the games gets us the game. If they keep Online MP without a way to compensate for the costs of the servers they must run they loose money permanently. As already explained.I sure would stay far away from such an online structure. Otherwise you just burn money.
@DePapier it would be nice, but nothing now indicates this. Wii U will be ( and already is) third place. It's absolutely up to you if this bothers you.
why no online play? Because there is no unified Online Service privided by Nintendo like XBOX Live or soon on the PS4. On XBOX Live you have to pay for using the servers and play online. You are using Microsofts servers and pay for it. No cost for the developers. They don't have to provide their own servers. On Wii U Nintendo does't provide own servers FOR THIRD PARTIES. Nintendo let them handle the online infrastucture like they want. If they want to charge you for it, they can. But they know that nobody would pay for this. Because like we even see here nobody knows from this problem. The third parties must fully pay for the online service. So we keep seeing this Onlie parts beeing cut for Wii U version. See Arkham Origins.It's Nintendos fault, nothing else. No Unified Servers is a mistake. You ask why PS3 Network is free? Well, Sony pays for the servers. Nintendo doesn't do this and it is haunting them now more and more.
Seriously, why is this aspect not covered by NintedoLife? It was something of concern from the beginning of the Wii U. I myself can understand the third parties. They are losing money in this state of the Wii U. Nintendo has to change this.
Legromancer commented on Video: DuckTales: Remastered Celebrates Launch...:
@ikki5 Pogo controls are bad in the PC Port. don't know if this is true to the Wii u Version.
Legromancer commented on Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additiona...:
@Dark_Link yeah, pretty strange how many spin it like this is NO WAY Nintendos fault. Nine Month (or so) on the market and still no marketing push althought there are some system sellers available acording to some ( I don't thinks so, but ok...).Yeah Nintendo, wait for the marketing till Christmas when every big retailer got rid of their inventory with a loss and will do a frak to restock Wii U...
Really, why do people here still dance around the big elephant in the room: Nintendo dropped the ball. How can you not see this?
Legromancer commented on Dan Adelman: Nintendo's Got "A Whole Bunch Mor...:
@VolcanoFlames Nintendo in HD isn't enough. Not today. The market changed. Nintendos omehow doesn't want to make ''Blockbuster'' games like Bioshock Infinite or The Last of Us (And yes, i know YOU don't like 'em. But i do and many others also) These games have themes that are explored in cinema or recent televison shows. Or lets say it can be presented in a serious way. Like Game of Thrones, Bordwalk Empire or Mad Men. Exploring morlale not in a trivial way. People that wathed TV and movies now also have realised that videogames can also be a form of storytelling. They see the marketing of The Last of Us etc. and buy the games. Somehow i believe that Eiji Aonuma realised this but Miyamoto is holding him down.Just my 2 cents.
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On topic: these numbers are bad, Really, really bad. Nobody cares about the Wii U. The Direct-Only Conference at E3 was a mistake. Every mainstream media that reported E3 only mentioned Sony and Microsoft. So, i believe Nintendo is non-existent for them. You can't sell something to people that they don't know even exists.
So hey, Nintendo, you release some games, but please what about someadvertisement? Crazy, but it could work...