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maneauleau

maneauleau

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Male, 38, Netherlands

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#6

maneauleau commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

Kids who loves tablet don't care about "Why don't we have eBay, Gmail, Amazon, Spotify and countless other popular applications on the Wii U". Kids only likes games. Parents buy tablets for their kids because everybody can use it. And tablets can go in the car, in the plane, at grandma's house while the gamepad sadly can not (or not as easily). Thus the tablet replaces the home console and the handheld. This is a battle for the next Nintendo iteration the one with the unified OS which will facilitate home play and play on the go on the same device family. This iteration (Wii U and 3DS) need to to just deliver good games until the next iteration.

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#10

maneauleau commented on E3 2014: PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled...:

I hate the fragmentation between Wii classic controller and Wii U pro controller meaning that, especially 3rd party titles, are not supporting classic while they are all supporting pro controller. It would have been better then if they or Nintendo had released some Gamecube pro controller then.

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#13

maneauleau commented on Review: LEGO The Hobbit (Wii U):

I am glad you are being harsh with buggy ports. I have Lego Marvel on Wii U and while it's a good game for my son, the bugs and crashes are so frustrating that this game could have also been marked down especially since they don't patch it when they could...

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#21

maneauleau commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

While I agree with the propositions (improving communications, marketing and eShop) and surely agree that founding indies would help a bit too, that is still not going to be sufficient to make some profit. What Nintendo need is to go after the categories between indies and AAA. Invest in some western studios, in some mid size japanese studios, this will be an investment not only for the Wii U but for the future too. Capitalize on your current users by improving 3DS and Wii U interactions with cross play and cross saving. In the meantime work hard on your next machine and reward faithful Wii U owners with free transfer (or cheap) of their library on next machine.

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#24

maneauleau commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

@Nomad you are right that we should wait since Mario Kart and Smash Bros are around the corner and potentially they attract new players. But what if it's not enough? Isn't it better to try and think now about alternative solutions?

I think Nintendo should push harder is effort to attract loyal 3DS owners to the Wii U and vice versa before deeper phone interactions.

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#25

maneauleau commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

I see a lot of people saying it would be wrong for Nintendo to put some of their games on the smartphones and while I respect that and understand that, I don't see anyone proposing an alternative way to regain profitability.

And that's the problem Nintendo is facing.

So ok no games on smartphones and for sure no games on concurrent platforms but then how do you make the extra money? I am sorry I don't have a proposition either then.

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#36

maneauleau commented on Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U):

The best part is that WiiU is the superior version with all the gamepad possibilities: map om the gamepad or quick character select on the gamepad or choice of coop spit screen or no coop splitscreen with the gamepad. Only regret, no wii classic pro controller support while wiiu pro controller is supported.

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#40

maneauleau commented on Talking Point: The GamePad and its Role Defini...:

I think the gamepad appears as an odd or clumsy thing for most of the people who haven't owned it. Even trying it out in a shop doesn't reveal its value. But once you become a WiiU owner it becomes a love story. Sure the screen definition could be better or the battery life should have been sorted straight away. But still, it offers so much and at the same time the developers can choose what to implement. So much more possibilities such as:

  • Off TV play
  • Map or HUD display on the gamepad
  • 2 players without screen splitting
  • Asynchronous play
  • Touch play
  • Drawing
    and I think we haven't seen everything yet. And not only for games it's a blessing, look at the WiiU browser with youtube and its use in the karaoke from joysound. I think it's somewhat a hard thing to market and sell but once you adopt one it's really hard to go back.
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#42

maneauleau commented on Soapbox: Super Mario 3D World's Playful Whimsy...:

I think and feel exactly like you Thomas, I am not only a Nintendo player, I am also a PC gamer and I appreciate genres like FPS, RTS, dota-likes etc... but I really hope these and Nintendo can coexist because I need both. And if I have to choose I would prefer Nintendo because I am not really convinced or attracted by ultra realistic graphics. Life is realistic enough, let me enjoy dreamy unrealistic colorful worlds instead. I hope Super Mario 3D World will be like a Christmas fairy tale and will sell Wii U like hot breads and let the Wii U build some confidence and a bigger audience. We need more titles like this.

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#43

maneauleau commented on Review: Toki Tori (Wii U eShop):

Man for 2 euros, whether you like it or not or whether you have it on another platform, you should just buy it. So that send the message is sent around that price has also a big weight on purchases decision

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#45

maneauleau commented on Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshid...:

Nice guy and clever. I like him really.
But Nintendo's problem is not that they have or had the wrong message, their problem is that the casual crowd (the one without kids) has moved on to tablets and phones and might never come back until they have kids. Gamers will be split between PC, XOne, PS4 and WiiU. Nintendo can attract gamers by releasing top notch games involving their famous intellectual properties icons. Let's see how Christmas works for Nintendo, before doing further projections. I am confident.

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#47

maneauleau commented on Nintendo Reports Continuing Improvement in Dow...:

"Nintendo, whether digital or packaged believe price should be the same, claims once buy digital more likely to buy again digital" by David Gibson (@gibbogame) https://twitter.com/gibbogame/statuses/395728245758238720

This though saddens me a lot. They really think that digital and retail should be sold for the same price :( Why should price be the same if you can't resell, can't lend or have no way of transferring or re-download your games later on with no account system and no guaranty of the future?

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#49

maneauleau commented on Wii Party U Can Be Downloaded Digitally Down U...:

On the European eShop it says not available yet so there is hope isn't it? I just hope they won't try to rip us off like they do in Australia.
By the way same topic different game: was Mass Effect 3 never on the eShop or was it pulled out at some point?

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#50

maneauleau commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Clarifies That Local Multipla...:

@sketchturner couldn't have said it better. Especially if Nintendo wants to please kids and gamers alike. Even if they allow to play online with friends only that would a least be something. Of course local is better but in 2013 in the new gen having the choice should be the norm. I really want nintendo to succeed and to do so it needs to step up in the online compartment. When you grow up your friends and family are most of the time living very far away so the chance to play with them locally are rare. This way of treating the online coop play reminds me how they dealt with CDs vs cartridge and later on the HD vs SD. I hope they change their minds before 10 years :D