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Tue 17th September, 2013

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MikeLove commented on Nintendo 64x64: WCW/nWo Revenge:


True story!

In 9th grade my buddies and I used to print off the nWo logo and various pics of Hollywood Hogan and stick them in classrooms and on walls all over school.

One day in math class I talked a girl I knew into writing 'nWo 4 Life' on the blackboard before our teacher got there, and I believe she also put 'Buff is the stuff' as well (everyone was watching this stuff back then and the class was loving it).

Anyway, the teacher who was in that room before my class began came back in because she forgot something, saw the board, her expression changed, then she stomped over to her desk and pulled out numerous pictures of Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and our nWo posters and began shouting 'This is gang behaviour!! This crap does not belong at school!! Now I know who is responsible!'

Nothing ever came of it, but I remember she was super pissed! For the rest of that year while walking down the hallways I would see my nWo print outs hanging in the lockers of dozens of the older students, which was kind of cool haha. I think anyone who was lucky enough to be a teenager during those years of wrestling experienced something that will never happen again!



MikeLove commented on Nintendo 64x64: WCW/nWo Revenge:


No Mercy had a fantastic create a wrestler among other options, but the core roster was basically garbage (maybe 10-15 cool guys, while Revenge features 30+ big time stars) and the slowdown during multiplayer killed it for me.

Even back then, I played Revenge more than no Mercy because it ran smoother and had a far superior roster.



MikeLove commented on Super Smash Bros. Takes the Lead in Japan Once...:

Wow, I am absolutely shocked by the sales numbers for Bayonetta 2. They are even less than I possibly imagined! This game is a bomb, plain and simple.

Where does Platinum Games go from here? Everything they produce seems to sell like crap.



MikeLove commented on Nintendo 64x64: GoldenEye 007:

^ agree with him.

I also liked how you could shoot guys in the groin and butt and it would show a blood stain.
Watch the language please — TBD



MikeLove commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:


1) you keep bringing up other consoles dropping backwards campatibility, when it is not a logical comparison to the 'new' 3DS getting games that do not work on the original 3DS hardware. 40 million users will be missing out on new 3DS games that will be unplayable on their current hardware.

Can you name a single console hardware revision or add-on that offered 'improved' games that was successful? The Sega 32X was essentially the 'new' 3DS, and how did that one pan out? There is a reason not many companies have attempted this...

2)Here is a quote that will hopefully end your delusions at old 3DS games will be improved on the 'new' 3DS...

"Nintendo Australia Managing Director Tom Enoki has reconfirmed that games developed for the new Nintendo 3DS will feature both improved gameplay and enhanced visuals. Enoki reiterated that current Nintendo 3DS games won’t look or play any different when played on the new device. Here’s what he had to say.

You can of course play all previously release Nintendo 3DS titles on New Nintendo 3DS; the gameplay and graphics for these titles will not change by playing them on the new consoles. But we have already started developing new titles where gameplay can be improved and graphics enhanced only from playing on New Nintendo 3DS.”



MikeLove commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:


Let me counter your points....

-The 3DS has a 3D effect that isn't perfect but works, lets say, at 75%. Supposedly the "new" 3DS improves the 3D effect so it works 95-100% of the time. That sure sounds like a "slight" improvement to me. Again, this upgrade is offset by the fact that many people don't even use the 3D function anyway, so it's not like this is a major selling point. I wouldn't call something that goes from working "most of the time" to working "all of the time" a significant change, but if you feel that way I can't change your opinion.

-You bring up Sony/Xbox consoles removing backwards compatibility in future hardware revisions (conveniently leaving out the Wii dropping Gamecube support, then the even more neutered Wii Mini) when that has no similarity to this situation whatsoever. Did those hardware revisions also make some current gen games (i.e. "new" 3DS games) unplayable on the older hardware? that a no?? Then thanks for trying to compare two completely different situations. The fact of the matter is that there will be 'new' 3DS games that will be released in the future that will be unplayable on the 40 million or so current 3DS consoles that have already been sold. Anyway you slice it, that is crap.

-"I wouldn't be surprised if the New 3DS would get a firmware upgrade somewhere along the line that WILL make it possible to use the extra buttons in some of the older games..."

Sound good....except when you consider that for an older game to make use of these buttons, there would need to be individual patches to each game to incorporate their usage since when those games were programed these new inputs didn't exist. There would need to be an in-game controller setting screen for each of those old titles where you could select the button functions. This is not going to happen.

-Nintendo has already said playing an original 3DS game on a "new" 3DS will not enhance the game in anyway, so why did you say "it is at least fully backwards compatible and will more than likely also improve your experience with existing games"? This is not true at all. Star Fox 64 will look and play identical on the "new" system as it does the original model. There is no improvement.

-My issue with the circle pad is that its essentially useless for most of the games on the 3DS right now (RE, MH3, Metal Gear, and KI being major exceptions) and how many upcoming games that are non-exclusives for the "new" 3DS are going to incorporate it's usage at this point? The system is close to 4 years old, I doubt very much that developers outside Nintendo themselves are going to make use of it.

-I'm sorry, but I really think you are overestimating what this new CPU will do. Remember when the expansion pak for the N64 came out? I remember thinking games using it would look amazing, but the few that did only showed a small improvement in graphical crispness. The 3DS is still held back by its low resolution screen though, so its not like we will be seeing Vita like graphics. We may get "bigger worlds", but overall, I don't expect things to look much better (again, this is due to the poor screen resolution) than they do now. So far the big CPU selling point is that it allows you to use miiverse when playing Smash Bros or something completely useless like that. Wow, sign me up for a "new" 3DS!



MikeLove commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:


The Vita change was only a simple design revision, much like the 3DSXL (but less drastic). It had no advantage over a regular Vita other than a slightly smaller size and 1GB built in memory. Both hardware versions still play the same games.

Same goes for the 360/Slim. Both systems played the EXACT SAME GAMES.

So to compare the Vita slim to a 'new' 3DS is ridiculous. The 'new' 3DS will be able to play games that the original model could not. That's nothing like what the Vita/360 did. Talk about 'flawed logic'.....!

It's more similar to Sega's garbage add-on, 32X. Something that was in between a Genesis and Saturn, but something that wasn't enough of a change to make people want to buy it. I bet this will be the same thing.



MikeLove commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:


Here's what we know....

-The 'new' 3DS comes with another circle pad which is incompatible/useless with most of the 100+ 3DS games already out, and is only functional with a handful of older 3DS games which used the circle pad pro

-it has a slightly better CPU, which does nothing to improve older games, and likely won't improve the systems visuals much on new games (the screen is still the same resolution) either.

-the 3D feature is slightly improved, which isn't much of a selling point since many people don't use the 3D anyway

This 'new' 3DS just sounds like a stop gap between now and whatever the 3DS' true successor will be.

And Nintendo hasn't had much luck selling non-essential hardware add-ons in the past either. The circle pad pro, N64 expansion pak, GBA link cable, wii microphone, etc all flopped because they didn't add much, and weren't utilized enough. If only a few games come out for the 'new' 3DS that people like, is that enough for them to want to pay for a slight upgrade? I doubt it.



MikeLove commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:


First Nintendo makes the Wii U, which confuses consumers and makes them think it's an add-on to the Wii, or that Wii U games will be playable on a Wii. Then now they are releasing a 'new' 3DS which is a slight upgrade over the old version, and which will have games that are only playable on it, thus confusing more people.

This 'new' system sounds awful. It's like a 3DS version 1.3 rather than 2.0. It's hardly an upgrade at all.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:


It wasn't an insult, I was just pointing out that you buy 30+ Nintendo titles a year (which you admit to) which is far beyond what the average player does, and you are also a collector. So for you, anything you can buy that has Nintendo characters in it is good, because you want it. Therefore, you saying you don't think this is an bad/odd practice isn't saying much, since you buy such a vast quantity of games. You already buy nearly everything with a Nintendo sticker on it now, so why would you complain that you now have even more to get?

Again, I didn't mean it as an insult. You are a collector so I just felt your opinion on this matter was somewhat subjective.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:


Of course it doesn't bother you, because you are a self professed Nintendo fanboy who buys like 30+ Nintendo games a year. Anything Nintendo throws your way you will happily eat up and not question their motives.

I'm not saying that that is a bad thing for you to do, but it does somewhat weaken your argument as you are inherently bias towards Nintendo and their cash grabbing ways.

Putting Nintendo items/characters in a different game was once something that was cool and unique, but now if feels like it's becoming the norm. Sega had the most luck with their Sonic DLC that drew in Nintendo fanboys and got them to buy Last World (who otherwise wouldn't have) and now it seems like other companies are betting that if they sellout their own products and insert Nintendo characters into them, that they too can sell more copies.

What if Disney started putting Iron Man or Darth Vader into every movie they make from now on, just to make more money? I mean ya, it would work, but at what point do you say as a developer 'let's make something people want on our own, instead of relying on a sales boost by borrowing someone elses popular characters and putting them in our game?'

I think it's almost embarrassing that for some people to want to try a 2nd/3rd party game (sonic, MH4, Hyrule Warriors, etc) they first need to see Nintendo characters in it and then they say 'ok this looks awesome! Day one purchase!'

It just makes them look like mindless drones who will fall for any old marketing gimmick. It's especially bad when people who were complaining about Spikey Walls being nothing but a cash grab view this shoehorned Nintendo content (which adds nothing to the game) as something fantastic, even though it's sole purpose is to do nothing but boost sales.

Again, I think it's a stupid move but if Nintendo wants to try to go this route and introduce their characters into all sorts of games just to make money, be my guest. I just don't want to see any of those people here who are excited for this complaining when another developer throws together a crappy $.99 game 'just to make a quick buck' when this is the exact same thing.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:


If I ask the Apple CEO to put a photo of my face on the back of every iPhone 6 and he agrees to do so, how could anyone reasonable blame me for that? Just because I made a stupid request?

It's all on Apple because they have final say, just as Nintendo does in this situation. They could have said "Nah, a talking dog secretary from a life simulation game doesn't really have anything to do with a game where you kill giant monsters, so we will pass", but they didn't. They should know better. It's their IP. It was their choice.

So far we have seen Sonic, Bayonetta, Monster Hunter, Tekken and Dynasty Warriors all receive Nintendo character skins for no other reason than to harden fanboy nipples and try to sucker them into buying a game they perhaps otherwise wouldn't be interested in.

If this happened once or twice, ok, but now we have three upcoming games (that we know about) that are getting these Nintendo-themed items/characters shoehorned into them for no other reason than to try and squeeze a few extra dollars out of people. It may have been a special bonus at one point, but if they keep doing it at this same rate its going to become very lame quickly.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:


A) because Capcom would have had to get permission from Nintendo
b) shoehorning Nintendo characters into non-Nintendo games/worlds cheapens their branding and is nothing but a lame attempt to suck Nintendo fans into buying a different product

So yes, it was Nintendo's fault/responsibility to allow Capcom to use the characters. Actually, it was all Nintendo since they have final say on everything and they are the ones who allowed their IP to be used.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:


Smash Bros is a Nintendo owed property, and is made by and for Nintendo.

Monster Hunter is owned by Capcom and is made by Capcom and is released on Nintendo and sometimes Sony consoles.

So no, Monster Hunter is not a "Nintendo game". It is a game that is being released on a Nintendo console, that is all. It's creation, development, and history has nothing at all to do with Nintendo or their characters. That's why having Animal Crossing people in MH4 makes absolutely no sense and is just a transparent ploy to suck Nintendo fans into buying it.



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

I wonder if people who think that having Animal Crossing characters in Monster Hunter is cool are the same that were complaining bitterly that a Mercedes didn't belong in MK8 because "it took you out of the game" and "didn't fit the aesthetics"??



MikeLove commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:



Bayonetta, Dynasty Warriors and now Monster Hunter are all having Nintendo characters shoehorned into those titles just to attract Nintendo fans to those games. I don't know if it is desperation yet, but it is extremely corny and a very transparent move of their part.

I'm looking forward to riding on Yoshi in Devil's Third though



MikeLove commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):


And who cares?

Every hotdog is the same too. Does that mean that there should only be one person in New York City that is allowed to sell them, because every other one is just a knock off and not trying to be something different? Or if you personally don't like hot dogs, is it really necessary to complain about how hotdogs shouldn't be sold, and how people shouldn't want to eat them?

Also, this notion that these cheap games are ruining the eShop is absurd.

Here is a recent list of the top selling eShop titles on the Wii U....

1. Zelda: The Minish Cap
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Super Mario 3D World
4. Zelda: A Link to the Past
5. Kirby Super Star
6. Super Mario Bros. 2
7. Mega Man X
8. Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
9. Mega Man X2
10. Super Mario World
11. Shovel Knight
12. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
13. Mega Man X3
14. Mega Man 7
15. Cubemen 2
16. EarthBound
17. Super Mario Kart
18. Super Mario Bros.
19. Kid Icarus
20. Teslagrad

Oh wow!! Look at all that shovelware! The Letter has really disrupted the eShop rankings and is preventing people from locating and purchasing the quality titles!! Hopefully when Spikey Walls sales are factored in next week, things don't completely go to hell!



MikeLove commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):


My stance is "If someone wants to make this game, and someone wants to buy it, who cares?"

Your stance is "This game should not exist and nobody should be buying it"

Now.....who sounds more reasonable here?

In the end it's just a vidya game, and not something worth getting too upset over...

....or to try and tell people not to buy something with their own money because someone feels it is not up to their personal standards.



MikeLove commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

Does every game have to be a "masterpiece" or have "artistic merit" to be allowed to exist??

At least the developer is honest. He created a game that's a knock off of a fad (Flappy Birds) and he priced it appropriately. It's essentially a "junk food" video game.

Not every game that is released needs to strive to be something incredible or made with the expectation that it will advance the art of game making or whatever.

Does every meal have to be a steak? Does every film need to be a Citizen Kane? Does every holiday need to be spent at an art gallery? No! Sometimes you want a Whopper or to watch Billy Madison, or to spend a day off laying on the couch doing all of the above!

I can't imagine how empty some of the lives of these people complaining are. Honestly, find something else that is actually important to be this passionate or concerned about!!



MikeLove commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

I wonder who this @Quorthon guy is/was? And why is he so angry about this game?

He apparently just joined this site to post long rants against the Spikey Wall's developer. Perhaps an IP check is in order?



MikeLove commented on Carbon Fire Studio Launching Frenchy Bird On W...:


Not assuming anything. I have no problem with any of these types of games appearing on the eShop. I am just confused by the idea that having these budget/knockoff games on there is going to somehow create problems for all the high quality and highly rated content on there.

These people seem to imagine some bizarre scenario where someone goes on to the eShop looking to buy a great game, and instead of Shovel Knight they either intentionally or accidentally buy The Letter.

Stuff like that doesn't happen. If someone buys a cheap $.99 game, they know what they are getting. If they buy a $14.99 game, they know they are getting something with a little more effort out into it.

It's easy to filter the good from the bad, and I believe most consumers go to the eShop with an idea of what they want anyway, so having these cheapo games sprinkled throughout the eShop doesn't detract from anything.