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LetsGoRetro commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

Ab A buddy of minr i went to school woth was on the cover of one of these dancing games a while ago. I think it eas xbox360. Hes black and the girl with him is white. Weirdest shock of my life seeing that lol. Never played a dance game, tho. Im 6'5 s dancing isnt really my thing lol



LetsGoRetro commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@Tysonfury @jenkje

It does not matter that you guys had that experience, frankly. Ubisoft isn't saying "We dont think even one person got turned onto the series by us putting it on wii u"

They are saying they are not profiting from doing so. I dont think theyre lying for the fun of it, or to really stick it to nintendo fans. They are a business and their goal is to profit. If they dont profit then they cant afford to pay the staff to maket these games. We all know what happens then.

Ubisoft had put its foot in its mouth a couple times but its a poor move to villainize (not talking about you two here, just what ive read) a conpany that really, really tried to support this console with MULTIPLE releases.

"So WHAT we dont buy the games! Keep financing and making them for us!"
I see your point, as it is kind of unfair to you as someone who has beens supporting the company to be lumped into a category of gamers that doesnt show support, but thats more a victimization by the wii u owners, not ubisoft.



LetsGoRetro commented on Video: Take Another Look at Ganondorf and Adve...:

I'm very behind, so please somebody, fill me in. Am I to understand Hyrule Warriors is coming with an "Adventure Mode", which is a new 8 bit Zelda??? Do we know any details, like isit a new a map as opposed to a redo of Zelda 1 or 2? Or length, etc.?The video seems to allude to 8 dungeons...? Somebody, please fill me in or link to somewhere I can learn everthing we know about this mode! Thank you in advance!!



LetsGoRetro commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

This just in.. Lifting Weights, Spending time with people you care for, laughing at a joke, and going to nightclubs all as addictive as Heroin. Why? Because they raise dopamine levels just like heroin!!!!

Dopamine levels rise as a result of you being happy, enjoying yourself. So if that's the reason for it being as addictive as heroin, then anything that makes you happy is, haha.

What's next? "New Report suggests intentionally making yourself unhappy to not get addictive to rising dopamine levels associated with happiness". I haven't slept tonight and it's now quarter to 6am so maybe I'm not making a ton of sense because I'm exhausted but this article just seemed so STUPID! (Not on NL's part, but on whoever created it in the first place)



LetsGoRetro commented on Fi Confirmed For Hyrule Warriors Along With Sk...:


Not quite sure what that is.

I really hope we get some additional male characters, as there are plenty to choose from in the series. Rusl from TP (I think that was his name), the old guy that trains you in Wind Waker, your uncle from Link to the Past would be incredible, I think. Skull Kid would be an obvious choice. Groose. The instructor from the Knight Academy who is also your... Uncle, is it? The one who is rumored to the owl reincarnated (I'm rusty on my Zelda knowledge). Playing as any of the villains who aren't in-game villains would be incredible.

Destroying people as Ganon. Slapping hundreds of people into little paintings that fold over and shatter as Yuga. Being Ghirahim and... And... Being Ghirahim and catching.. Other.. guys'... Swords with your hands....? Ok, maybe not Ghirahim. But how awesome would you feel when you unlock THE IMPRISONED and you get to stomp around the battlefield?

Fighting telepathically as Sahasrahla... I'm talking way too much but it's only because there's so much potential here that I hope they tap even half of it. Aonuma was stressing the whole "playing as a female within the Zelda world" thing earlier in the year, which is cool. Very cool. Just have some other guys too, as I'm not personally a huge fan of playing as women, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.

One woman I think would be cool to have in there is Marin, fighting with the gift of song! Putting the opposition to sleep with a song of relaxation or bringing animals under your control with a song of persuasion. Wanting Marin has nothing to do with the fact that I was a sappy little kid in love with her 20 years ago, either!!



LetsGoRetro commented on Shovel Knight Has an Unlockable "Butt Mode":

Im at a point where a "new 2d platformer in the style of the old 2d platformers" really has to be something special to appeal to me. They were awesome when they first re-appeared- I loved rediscovering 2d Mario, Cloudberry Kingdom was very fun for me for a few weeks, etc. Their reemergence was great for a couple years, but it's getting to the point I'm getting sick of them a 2nd time now. This game (atleast the little bit of the playthrough I watched) does not appear to do anything special to separate it from all the others doing what it does.

I hope retro 2d RPG's become the next "it" genre for indie developers. Games like the SNES and PS1 classic RPG's.



LetsGoRetro commented on First Impressions: Getting Creative With Mario...:

Everyone who is saying everything is coming in 2015, that's not really true. While a ton of the best stuff is, check this out--->
2014: Smash, Xenoblade, Bayonetta, Captain Toad, Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest X ( I THINK I heard this is coming to US, am I wrong?)..
whereas 2015: Zelda, Mario Maker, Starfox, Yoshi, Kirby, Mario Party 10, MK vs DK, Splatoon.
... That's 6 games to 8. Pretty even....



LetsGoRetro commented on Eiji Aonuma Plans To Shake Up the Puzzle Formu...:

I dont know why people want to play as Zelda so bad. Maybe in a few side missions but playing as the hero Link is what this series IS. We only average one home console game every five years so if they take Link out of a whole game to play as Zelda then I don't get to play as my buddy Link for a whole decade! No way!!! Give ke Link everytime with other characters alongside him, but don't remove myLink!



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Outlined Further, With...:

Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros. U, Bayonetta 2, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Xenoblade: Origins (Rumored.X name), Yarn Yoshi, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Pokken Fighters, a possible Monster Hunter 4u reveL, and likely a reveal of another major franchise installment or 2 (Starfox? METROID?) .. and all this BEFORE the confirmed Zelda U reveal???

Nintendo can do everything wrong and still smash EVERYONE at e3 with that lineup!!!!!



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LetsGoRetro commented on Feature: Nintendo Moments You Never Saw Coming:

Wow.. seriously, NLife... This article has to be the most disappointing piece you've ever done when applying the following formula: POTENTIAL - EXECUTION OF FINISHED PRODUCT = RESULT.

I clicked on the link excited to read a long list detailing the exciting surprises my favorite company has given us over it's 30-plus years in the gaming industry and I'm "treated" to a total of FOUR things Nintendo's done in the past.

Seriously, Ivysaur being a playa le charcter ranks among the top four surprises for the author of.this article? Sorry that I'm being so mean but this wa s such a lame read (moreso a "skim").

Ths correct title of this article is "Four things Nintendo has done, off the top of my head". This was so bad!



LetsGoRetro commented on Hyrule Warriors Set for Summer 2014 Release in...:

It wouls be awesome if your saved data for thia could link into zelda u. Maybe open up an optional area or two. Or allow you to start with an item you normally wouldnt get until later to access areas earlier. Similar to suikoden 1 2 n 3, or I guess more appropriately, the oracle games



LetsGoRetro commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

Im not a tech guy so can someone explain to me and/or link to an example showing how 1080p is beneficial to blocky nes games. Wouldnt the game have to have been programmed to take advantage of the technology. It's not like nes graphics are goi ng to magically change to wii u graphics. Why does this matter??



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:


As far as the programming, if they can program somethingbas large and complexbas a Zelda world, this shouldn't be nearly as hard. And they've had a LOT of time on this game, which is why it is so polished and gorgeous. As @rjejr suggested, this game is likely why there's been such a game shortage. A huge team has probably been working on this, many of them really learning hd programming and specifics of the wii u architecture on this game.



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:


Wrll, how I originally picture it was: When on walls yyou'd move the joystick up and down, which is pretty simple and easy to adjust to, I would think.

When upside down, the controls would really be the same, the model (sprite? Character?) Would be upside down. So if you push left, he goea to your left. Right, to your right. He juat is upside down.

My fear is focusing on children scared them off from doing it(I dont want hear that a game with baby pink peach and baby characters giggling and squeaking isnt focused on kids. It's not ONLY for kids. Im gonna play the heck out of it and im 30, but it is FOCUSED on kids.

I just wished the antigravity added actual gameplay elements.



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Direct: Special Mario Kart 8 Direct S...:

5 minutes through and my biggest fear has officially been confirmed: The camera turns with you when you go on a wall or ceiling, thus, completely nullifying the fact that you're even doing it. I have been saying this for months, and no one has agreed with me, and I can't figure out why I'm the only one who feels this way. Between the 3 and 5 minute marks they explain that they did the camera this way "for the most comfortable playing expert experience" and that "but if you watch on replay, you will see you were ACTUALLY on a wall or ceiling".

Am I the only one that thinks that's kind of lame? If you're on a wall or ceiling, it'll just look like you're on the floor like normal, until you watch the replay THEN you can zee what actually happened. Then what's the POINT? Camera view, gameplay, NOTHING changes. You can't even barely tell.

I'm not saying it won't be a fun or good game, I'm just disappointed that it's hook is nullified pretty much. It would be like if it Double Dash they said "You're only going to see a single car when you race, but on the replay you'll see someone was actually with you in another compartment, they were just invisible!!"



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The En...:


What makes you so sure Smash will not release before Christmas? I say it's more likely that it does.

1 There is no other (known) smash hit Christmas game (no pun intended). Sure, X or Bayo is possible but Ninty likely wants one of it's own.

2 I think they would want the 3ds and Wii U versions to be fairly close, atleast the same year



LetsGoRetro commented on GameStop Plans to Close Around 120 Stores in t...:

I live in the Boston, MA area (North Shore) and off the top of my head, all within a 20 min drive from me: 2 in Peabody, 1 in Saugus, 1 in Malden, 1 in Everett, 1 in Somerville, 2 in Woburn, 3 in Burlington. If you have a car it's very easy to find one so I imagine they won't be going the "way of the Blockbuster" anytime soon.



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pac...:

@hortencio Oh dude I was gonna be so mad if u typed out the owl's secret plan without even a spoiler reference. I believe the sequel was initially announced at Comicon after the infamous 6th toe reveal (When they announced the rhino in the background had a 6th toe)

Ps4 fans "oh look, the world is so big and lifelike with awesome effects and graphics and I can do literally anything I want including get all my frienda to play with me in a giant online incredible world" LOL NO THANKS!



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pac...:

Really excited about the U's future. Between Tickle the Squirrel 2, Bop It, and Zippity Games' announcement that Sandwich Maker 3d will allow motion control support to both slice the meat and cut the crust off the sandwiches, I'm really happy to be receiving new experiences.

I feel bad for PS4 owners who are excited for the same old experiences like Metal Gear 5 and The Division. It's all just rehashed and recycled ideas.

I have a really good feeling we'll get the chance to experience a new 2d platformer by the end of 2014. They'll probably announce it in a direct and then save a big announcement about it for e3 like a playable character or the background color of the character selection screen.

Once that 2d platformer is announced I'll be hotly anticipating the next first bor second party game which luckily shouldn't be any longer than 18 to 24 months from then, which will probably fly by cuzbi'll be busy playing any of the 2-4 third party games that release in that time.

It's a good time to be a U'er! :)



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playab...:

Not surprised that they wouldn't show much at a small show right before e3. If Ninty hits it out of the park there, with lots of great footage of Zelda U, Smash U, Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors, Yarn Yoshi and X, along with a couple surprises after just having released Mario Kart, I'll consider the Big N "back in the game"

I really hope Yarn Yoshi is 3d, along the lines of DK64 and not just another Yoshi's Island. And Zelda U NEEDS to be "the next big thing", to people other than the Nintendo diehard.



LetsGoRetro commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:


You say you're fine with it, so maybe you're more familiar with this QOL thing than me... What is it? To me it sounds more along a "casual" route, which would be the nail in the coffin for this company for me. Ya know, like, "a little mini game while you work out" "Keep track of your daily activities and goals app". That's what pops into my mind when I hear Quality of Life. What do you make of it?



LetsGoRetro commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

3d World was very good, but it was missing that "Mario mystique". How much of that is dependent on the fact that I'm an adult now, I'm not sure, but every mainline Mario game has always had this exciting "newness" to it. Mario 64 is obviously the best example. It felt monumental, like you were stepping into a new world. Even smb3 had it by maximizing the good parts of smb. Heck, even smw had it, and it was just basically graphical refinement and yoshi.

I'm not sure what the others did that 3d world didnt (is it just cuz I'm 30?), but 3d World was moreso a feeling of "Oh, these are cool twists and takes on what I like". I think it's more than being older. I remember taking an hour long bus ride with my friends to play mario64 with my friends and just being in awe that this was sonething that existed. It was so new and exciting. I cant imagine kida doing that with 3d World.

The only series that still get me that excited are Zelda, Final Fantasy (both of which has subpar entries the last 3 times, but I hold into hope), and Suikoden, if it ever comes back (please!)



LetsGoRetro commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

"I was going to buy Smash Bros for Wii U but I'm already tiring of it after playing it nonstop theae past 4 months"

Literally every person in the world knew the Wii U version had to come first to give this flop of a system a fighting chance... except the people at Nintendo.

I've been unhappy since the release of the Wii U and Nintendo has just lost themselves a customer they've had for close to 30 years.

They really have become an unintelligent company. The Greatness of Miyamoto will keep them afloat as it always has but when he's gone, they're in trouble. They are just so out of touch with what excites people nowadays.

They're a company of rehashes that think 2d platformers are where its at in 2014, so much so that they honestly think announcing Cranky Kong is major announcement.

Nintendo thinks every one of it's customers is an 8 year old japanese youth giggling at the screen because there're flashing colors on it.



LetsGoRetro commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Nintendo isnt even doing anything different from the snes days. The difference is, the Nintenso game droughts in those days were filled in by capcom, konami, squaresoft, enix, rare, etc.

There was ALWAYS something just over the horizon. And most of it was exclusive. Boy, do I wish Nintendo didn't screw over Sony for lowly Phillips. A Nintendo/Sony console would rule rhw console world.

I really do miss the days Nintendo wasnt the 2nd console... okay, okay im done.. it just aet me OFF when I saw they werent announcing a release date... if this ia something along the lines of announcing characters from past games are returning and some stages then im really going to be at an all time low as far as having faith in Nintendo.



LetsGoRetro commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:


I completely agree. It's upsetting at times. You give a company with such a successful track record the benefit of the doubt but its been diaheartening over the last few have revelations like:

"Oh.. that really IS all they have to show?"

What once seemed like Nintendo being different and quirky is starting to feel like them being in over their heads.

They're a company with a machine all the "cool kids" are seeming to avoid. Its been like, no biggie, cuz they're that creative kid who always pulla themselves to the top no matter how little help they get, but I've spent the last few years realizing this isn't a situation of them being quirky and revealing their answers slowly... Its more a situation of them desperately looking for them themselves, free falling and trying to grab onto a branch as a lifeline but every branch is snapping and dropping them down further.

Unless they come out and say "Alright, here are 8 games near completion that we've been keeping secret", its so hard to imagine them turning this around. Its like, why did you even bother releasing a console when you were years away from being ready?

Best case scenario, mk8, smash, x, hyrule warriors, yarn yoshi, smt x fe, bayonetta release between now and a year from now. At that point we're close to halfway through the systems lifecycle (2.5 years).

Now what? Rinse and repeat and make another 8 to 10 games over the next 2.5 years like they did the first 2.5. Thats best case scenario. Its just so few games, so many gaps. They have so little help, and most of what they do have is playing it safe and developing for the 3ds which is much more successful.

Like you say, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to Nintendo anymore. They're so outmanned and outgunned in this console race. Their limited output just isnt enough to compete. Even what the Nintendo faithful consider the heavy hitters are largely niche titles. X is likely to sell modest like moat jrpgs, and smt x fe will probably sell half that since its so obscure.

Nintendo seema to have no rhyme or reason anymorw. And worst of all, they have no answers.



LetsGoRetro commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Since Smash Bros was the surprise at the end of a few "regular" directs, does anyone elae think therell be a surprise at the end of this one? Maybe a newly announced Smash competitor and then lead into their solo game..

Possibly a character from this Code Name STEAM game we're just hearing about, then lead into his game (could it be miyamotos new IP?) Or, dare I say it... Zelda U?

Everyone thinks Zelda wont be shown until e3, but aunoma claims he planned to announce it at that event where he said link between worlds would answer majoras mask questions, but he juat didnt have enough time. He clearly said as soon aw he got back to the office he was going to put together aomething to show the public on ZeldaU "soon".

It's been over 5 months now. Ninty doesnt value huge e3 presentations anymore, so I dont subscribe to the idea that they need to save it til then. They seem perfectly content releasing major news on the Directs.

You have to figure Nintendo is putting the pressure on the developers to turn around the wii us fortunes, which is likely the reason thia direct is coming seemingly early and out of nowhere. First ever losses, talk of firing the president, constant bad press.... Nintendo is in a rush to bring out the big guns. I have a feeling something huge is happening tonight. Something non Smash (for the record I think theyll also announce a Smash release date)



LetsGoRetro commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

That investor was half right, but it should be virtual conaole, not smartphones. Since wii u haant found an identity yet, start marketing it as the machine that can play eveey single on of those games u grew up with! Oh and it also will have new gamea. That virtual console is a treasure trove of content and wii u could maybe survive on I t by itself



LetsGoRetro commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:

Mario Kart 8 had better be the best In the series. First party titles for wii u have been low in both quantity and quality. NLand was decent & nsmbu, pikmin3 n 3dworld were good but there still arent any great must have titles after a quarter of the console's life cycle has passed (Nintendo consoles last 5 to 6 years, generally)

I understand the Nintendo faithful love some of the above mentioned but there's a reason they didnt give the system the boost it needed. Nowhere close. Nintendo is getting spanked this gen already and its their own faults. They need a lifeline.



LetsGoRetro commented on Super Mario Kart Record Holder Sami Cetin Give...:


I don't think it'd be completely dumped, but more of a phase out period, likely releasing a "3rd pillar" type system and releasing a lot of things for both. I think just dumping it woukd he suicide, but I also think the same about dumping 3 more years of expensive, top quality titles into it. I feel there'd need to be another outlet for them that the consumer was excited about.


Admitedly, I didnt read up too much on that, but I know they emphasized it as a strong point for the future. That honestly kind of scares me. "Quality of Life" is a term used for often in the health field. Is this what it's referring to? More of a wii fit type road? If so, Nintendo as we've known them is in big trouble. Please inform me a little more, as "video games" and "quality of life" do not mesh in my head...



LetsGoRetro commented on Super Mario Kart Record Holder Sami Cetin Give...:

I feel very strongly that this game holds the entirety of the Wii u's future in the palm of it's hand. It's equally capable of both sinking the wii u ship for good or powering It into relevance. Itll b just a couple months shy of the wii u's 2 year mark upon it's release, and Nintendo knows if Mario Kart doesn't sell this system, especially after both 2d and 3d mario didnt, nothing will.

I dont suspect theyll just announce wii u is dead, but i strongly believe they'll shift focus into the new system, likely a home console and handheld hybrid. Im not sure if things like X and ZeldaU will be shifted onto the new platform, but I suggeat itd be a twilight princess-esque acenario where it's available for both. People would be angry at Nintendo for giving up on what they spent hundreds of bucks for so theyd probably do it slickly like trying some "3rd pillar" mumbo jumbo.

People keep saying itd be very bad for ninty to give up and theyd lose consumer trust but this is a business and sometimes u just have to accept when a product isnt a hit n adjust. Especially intelligent people like the nintendo folk. They simply arent goijg to keep dumping money into what is becoming a bottomless pit of financial losses.

I dont like that this is how Nintendo came to their senses but the truth is that this is the best thing that could happen. Wii u success wouldve convinced nintendo its a good idea to keep wasting the final years of me miyamotos talent on casual. Wii fit ish type stuff. The wii u failure is going to cause the big n to go to shiggy and say "alright man. Apparently the casual stuff is old news. We need u to go back to the snes shiggy n just create a whole bunch of new stuff to lead us into the new gen.

Itll start by being releases on wii u and the new system until wii u is phased out. Trust me guys, its better this way. Do u want a fully focused nintendo pumping out gems or tue current "ok we think casual stuff sells now so lets spend the firat 3 years making people happy and pumping that out. Once it sells u can go make a metroid or something for those core guys". Im so happy that things are gonna go hack to the old Nintendo way. Im gery confident about this!




LetsGoRetro commented on Feature: Looking Back on the Year of Luigi:

Leave it to Luigi to have the year that many are considering to be the one that is "dooming" the company. I dont think Nintendo is ever going to not exist, but this year was the definitive proof they're not the company they once were. Since NLand waa both a minigame comp and developed before the systems release, lets look at this:

In about a year and a half, Nintendo has developed 2, I repeat, 2, titles internally with the power potential to be big deals. Sm3dworld and pikmin3, and honestly, only nintendo lovers expected pikmin to have a chance at being big. The rest were minigame comps and rehashed wii fit, sports crap. In the next year, the only big title we know about to b definitely coming out is mario kart. Smash is far off and yarn yoshi and hyrule warriors, 2 more games that wont do much as yet another 2d platformer and an akward side game, have enough to be assumed theyre concepts thrown together to appease the wii u faithful, are almost definitely 2015 releases. So in 2 and a half YEARS, the only 2 really big games will have been mario kart and 3d mario.

How in the world can we sit there and watch this and not determined that nintendos magic is gone? Theyre hardly releasing any console games, when they do it's 90 percent minigame comps and wii fluff, and when they do have a halfway hit, it's 1 of their 3 home console stalwarts. Whats the next big one? Oh, the 3rd home console reliable, Smash. Sorry, the 4th is zelda, the only other big project we know from them, coming probably 2016.

Nothing new. The w101 was platinum, not nintendo. This company is doing nothing to have made our wii u purchases any more than a joke. Low output, nothing new. Nes, snes were times nintendo revolutionized the artform and attracted everyone else who did, too. N64 gen they lost ssomesupport but continued making tons of great games and still has titles like body harvest, jet force gemini, space station silicon valley, turok dinosaur hunter, goldeneye n perfect dark, etc made for them.

I ab so lutely hate the wii u gen. It is so pitiful.

Ugh, end of rant.