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Mayker

Mayker

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Mayker

#2

Mayker commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

@MoonKnight7 Yeah, I'm looking forward to the announcement. Everybody seems fairly certain that it will be Majora's Mask 3D, which despite not being the newest game to announce, still has me frothing! I do hope other games will still be announced.

@Shiny_Sentret
Xenoblade Chronicles X was revealed in 2013, and Bayonetta 2 was revealed alongside the Wii U. I wouldn't quite call them new.

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#3

Mayker commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

I'm actually surprised that all the editors liked the presentation so much. I can understand liking it, but it seems like they were particularly impressed this year. I ended up being very disappointed. The lack of new titles, especially for 3DS, really killed it for me. And 90% of these "new titles" were just localizations.

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#4

Mayker commented on Footage and Details of The Keep on 3DS Are Unc...:

This looks pretty interesting, although I wouldn't exactly call it "ambitious." Grid-based dungeon crawlers aren't exactly umcommon or hard to make. Although Etrian Odyssey and Soul Hackers have shown that they can be pretty awesome.

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#5

Mayker commented on Famitsu Displays Some Etrian-inspired Elements...:

@ferthepoet I haven't seen a single piece of information regarding social links in Persona Q, which is a big one for me. Even the story isn't quite what I look for in a Persona game. If it lacks the hallmarks of the series, then why even make it a part of that series? That would be like Nintendo making a Mario first person shooter.

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#7

Mayker commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

This guy's opinion affects me in no way. I like his work on the 3DS, and I heavily disagree with the idea that the Wii U gamepad is a waste of resources, but this really is not news. It's just some guy twitter posts.

And Nintendo would never in a million years, and SHOULD never in a million years, drop the gamepad. They may not be doing as well as Sony right now (at least in terms of home console sales) but they aren't stupid. Devs aren't ignoring the Wii U because they don't like the controller - they are ignoring it because it's not moving many units. When big companies invest millions of dollars into a game's development, they have to know that it's going to be able to sell. If they are making it exclusively for the Wii U, there's no way they can guarantee that they'll even make back their investment, due to sub par sales. If they were making a game for 360 or PS3, it wouldn't take too much to port it over, sure. But with devs focusing on the PS4 and Xbox One, it's not that simple, because the Wii U lacks comparable processing power.

My final note, though - you know what else didn't sell that great? The GameCube. Less than 25 million units sold, worldwide. Compare this to the successful Wii, at 100 million units, and the DS at 150 million. But the system still put out awesome games, like Metroid Prime, Zelda Wind Waker AND Twilight Princess, Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros Melee, arguably the best Harvest Moon games in the series, Viewtiful Joe, Luigi's Mansion, Paper Mario, Resident Evil, Animal Crossing, Eternal Darkness, Pikmin, and the list isn't even close to ending there. Let's not bury the Wii U before it's dead.