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Tue 7th Jun 2011

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NiaLovesNinty commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Nintendo's gonna REALLY have to sell me next generation if this happens. Their stubbornness and unwillingness to appeal to core sensibilities is turning me away. It's makes me upset that many of this is also common sense.

1) Features. Most core gamers find value in multimedia capabilities like party chat, system wide game invites, on screen notifications, interactivity online and online play, live streaming and recording gameplay, etc. Nintendo still doesn't see the value in these things so many people are ignoring them.

2) Support. Nintendo needs to use all of that amiibo money for outsourcing and acquiring new second party studios to crank out new Nintendo IPs and expand on existing ones. Part of Nintendo's problem is that they don't have the manpower to keep up with demand. This is a software issue that they continue to have generation in and out.

3) Hardware. Nintendo needs to get out of this notion that they want to cheap out on hardware and hardware size for the benefit of us. The truth is, people are willing to a) spend money on a product they feel is worth the investment and b) are ok with consoles that are a little bigger in size. If Nintendo makes a console that is easy to develop for, as in the case with x86 this gen, they won't have such a burden in supporting the console alone. Nintendo may not get ALL third party, but like the GCN, they'd get enough to get consumers through game droughts.

4) Communication. Despite the Wii lacking power and multimedia capabilities, one of the things they did right was communicating to the masses why it was a must-buy and it worked. If Nintendo created their next console with the points I noted above and communicated it accordingly, the popularity of the system would be enough reason for consumers and third party to see value in it. Easy architecture is the first step to getting third party, the second step is making it viable enough of a platform that's worth the continued support. Nintendo's best bet is to make it much more powerful than the PS5 or X2 so they don't find themselves in the same situation with Wii U. The NX should compete with future hardware not current hardware.

5) Focus on Core Fans' Desires. If core fans want Metroid Prime 4 with Prime Hunters-style online, make it. Galaxy 3? Make it. If core fans want old IPs to return, make them. I'd kill for an open world Murasame's Castle or StarTropics, an Ice Climber similar to Captain Toad, or a sandbox version of a modern Urban Champion. Nintendo has a huge catalog of IPs that could desperately benefit from the Kid Icarus: Uprising treatment. This also goes back to my point of getting small indie studios to help you make games. So sick of Nintendo's attitude that we don't know what we want from our games. At least meet us half way.

If Nintendo doesn't get some of these right next gen, I may have to pass on the next console or buy it used. No more am I willing to support Nintendo while they're finding themselves. They've been in the game too long for rookie mistakes. Put up or shut up. I love my Wii U games, but getting it at launch expecting things to change was a mistake.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Talking Point: Why Wii U's Image Must Grab Att...:

Aren't video games toys? I never understood why people got so up in arms about Nintendo's colorful consoles looking like toys. They ARE toys. I understand that perception is everything, though. Microsoft and Sony market their consoles as entertainment center appliances so they usually stick to safer colors. I don't care what color Wii U is at launch as long as it's aesthetically appealing to me. For the sake of matching my living room set, I'd prefer black, but it's not a huge deal breaker for me.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Nintendo Rejects The Binding of Isaac:

Idk about any of you, but I sort of feel like Team Meat was trolling Nintendo by even trying to get this game on the eShop.

Call me a skeptic, but they seem like the type of people who'd do this on purpose for lulz.

They had to have known that there was no way a company like Nintendo would ever approve such a game.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Nintendo Download: 5th January 2012 (North Ame...:

Sheesh, people! So pessimistic! Just because this week looks dull to YOU doesn't mean NoA is failing. People have different tastes. Samurai Sword Destiny looks kind of interesting to me (I'll still wait for a review before I buy). Yes, they have fallen off with the updates on new software, but that's neither here nor there. We've been having some pretty good stuff lately and there is more awesome stuff to come. Have a little patience, my dears.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Nintendo America Dates Upcoming 3DS Games:

Looking forward to Tekken, Kid Icarus, Heroes of Ruin, Mutant Mudds, Rolling Western, Paper Mario, Monster Hunter 4, and I'm sure I'm missing others. The 3DS is on a roll.

Also, the guy in that photo is super cute.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Aonuma: "Future Zelda Games Will Use Motion Co...:

If you're flailing around playing Skyward Sword then you're not doing it right lol. When I play, just flicking the controller in a particular direction makes Link do what I want him to I'm sitting down. It's not like you're wielding an ACTUAL sword. You don't have to have exaggerated movements to enjoy this game. At least this has been my experience. I can't speak for everyone.

EDIT: I don't disagree with having options to play with traditional controls. The more people who play Zelda the better. I understand motion controls aren't everyone's thing.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Aonuma: "Future Zelda Games Will Use Motion Co...:

In my opinion, the only time I had issues with Skyward Sword's controls is when I was trying to stab. Other than that, they were fine. It was so satisfying using specific techniques to kill a Lizalfos for the first time. Most definitely a treat.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Talking Point: The Evolution of the 3DS:

I'm satisfied with the 3DS update so far. A minor complaint would be that SwapNote is said to be an app and not a part of the system itself. It would have been cool to message friends while playing games. I'm looking forward to next year, Kid Icarus and Heroes of Ruin are my most anticipated games. I excited for more than just these, however.



NiaLovesNinty commented on It's Official: Xenoblade Chronicles is Coming ...:

Something tells me that this was already going to happen in spite of Operation Rainfall's efforts. Not to take their efforts lightly, what they did made this game popular amongst the interweb's many gaming communities, but I just feel NOA had this planned all along.



NiaLovesNinty commented on Ubisoft Believes in Wii U for Core and Casual ...:

I want there to be a good balance of all types of games. The more people that have a Wii U the better. My biggest hope is that my fellow Nintendo fans actually buy the 3rd party games. There are too many of us that only play Nintendo games.