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luke88

luke88

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luke88

#11

luke88 commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

That's disappointing, I remember Iwata outlining Nintendo's plans to work closely with Japanese third parties to bring more of their games to the west. Did I imagine that? I haven't noticed much of a difference

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#12

luke88 commented on Bayonetta on Wii U Bewitches as the Best Version:

@ThomasBW84 Sorry Tom, just to clarify, is it the cost of both Bayo1+2 in North America equivalent to one 'standard AAA' release there? But more than one in Europe? Have you guys listed the prices for both regions anywhere? Apologies if so, must've missed it.

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#21

luke88 commented on Review: Teslagrad (Wii U eShop):

@mid_55 Hi, sorry for late response. No problem man, I thought it was pretty interesting and deserved reposting. Yeah I definitely think it's worth the money but I'd hate for you to spend more on it based on my advice when you could of got it for less elsewhere, then regret spending so much on it. It's a beautiful game though.

Ha! That's funny, I emailed Nintendo too and got, I imagine, the exact same generic response. I still haven't bought that game; it will be one of the only first party titles I pick up second hand for as little as possible. So no, I don't think you're sad, well actually, maybe we're both sad. But I think there's a difference between a multinational like Nintendo charging us more in the UK and an independent dev doing the same.

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#27

luke88 commented on Review: Teslagrad (Wii U eShop):

By all accounts, and for obvious reasons, it's difficult for 'indies' to incur further expense by getting a demo together. Obviously there are bad games out there or games that don't suit our own tastes but that's always been the case. I guess that's what reviews are for? I know that's not the same as a demo though.

My point was really a personal one I guess; I'm happy to pay full price for a game because I think games, good ones, are worth what we pay for them. I also believe the industry is currently being given so much by independent devs in terms of unique and genuinely artistic experiences. These people deserve success, in my opinion, and if they are successful, and seen to be so, that can only be good for us in years to come; as I imagine more and more people will become willing to go out on a limb and try and bring 'that cool idea for a game' they've had in their heads into being.

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#28

luke88 commented on Review: Teslagrad (Wii U eShop):

@eviLaTtenDant @GreatPlayer

"Not going to elaborate too much on this, but the race to the bottom and "not buying till it's 75% off" trend in pc game pricing is pretty bad for indies."

This is part of a response someone from the dev team wrote to a question I posed about NA/EU conversion rates. Of course we all have a certain amount of money, and most of us need to be thrifty, but I think the game is worth the current price tag on wii u. We should support developers creating, what I wouldn't hesitate to call, beautiful content if we can possibly afford to. I for one don't want a games industry with nothing but the current batch of "AAA games." Apologies if you really can't afford the current price but if you can i think you should go for it. :)

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#29

luke88 commented on Review: Teslagrad (Wii U eShop):

@mid_55 This is what they said:
"hi!
the price difference is mainly to pay for six months of porting and bug fixes (unity simplifies the process but it's by no means a one button process), not to mention age ratings for every region, which is obligatory for console releases and can get pretty costly. nintendo recommends healthy pricing practices. Not going to elaborate too much on this, but the race to the bottom and "not buying till it's 75% off" trend in pc game pricing is pretty bad for indies."

I appreciated the response and am more than happy to pay £13.99 for a quality game.

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#30

luke88 commented on Review: Teslagrad (Wii U eShop):

@mid_55 Ha, I have made the exact same Mario Golf complaints on here multiple times. I actually commented about that conversion for this game a short while ago on a teslegrad related article and the dev got back to me, can't remember what they said, I'll have a look for it.

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#34

luke88 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

If the reviews for the wii u version are good on here and a couple other places I'll get it - if it's a good game in other words. Seems to me like this could be our best opportunity to really show Ubisoft that wii u owners do want "mature" games; as opposed to endless iterations of just dance.

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#37

luke88 commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

@nathatruc Yeah I was pleased about that, thought we might have to wait till November

@rjejr That's interesting - I hadn't really thought at all about those numbers. My only evidence of it was anecdotal; seem to remember lots of people on here saying the demo put them off, it's a shame both in terms of us not getting more demos and the game not selling as well as it deserved.

@BensonUii Yeah don't get me wrong I'll be buying the game, looking forward to it. W101's a good game, definitely worth playing. I'm not quite as in love with it as some though. Guess it falls pretty typically within the definition of 'cult following'. You should give the full game a try when you get the money though, you might love it and it must be fairly cheap already.

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#38

luke88 commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

@nathatruc I think they're under the impression - whether rightly or not I don't know - that the w101 demo actually put a lot of people off the game.

Didn't enjoy that very much to be honest; lacked all of the charm you typically get with Nintendo directs, no humour whatsoever just a whole load of charisma transplant patients.

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#47

luke88 commented on Teslagrad Artist Makes a Cheeky Addition to Ni...:

will certainly be getting this, though I am curious to know how the dev arrived at the various prices for different regions?

EDIT: perhaps that sounds quite antagonistic? I don't mean it to, I genuinely have no idea how exactly these things are decided and would like to be enlightened.

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#50

luke88 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

Does anyone know if the second circle pad is fully functional? I know in the article it said it would predominately be used for camera controls etc. - owing to it's small size. I'm left handed and haven't played Kid Icarus since I upgraded to the xl as I don't have a circle pad pro for it. Any idea if i could I use the second circle pad for games?