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Tue 18th September, 2012

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Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

Old school difficulty was all about making a 20 minute game last longer. In the arcades, the aim of the difficulty was to force you into spending all of your money. There's so many cheaap shots in old Capcom arcade games that are clearly thrown in as guaranteed player-deaths.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

I can't believe they don't fully expect these appalling sales figures. I've never seen more than one advert for any given Wii U game and I've never seen one at a time that potential buyers would be watching TV. The only console/games I've ever seen advertised heavily by Nintendo was the Wii.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten P...:

Go Mario Kart! I knew you were a better seller than Smash. Now let Sakurai make the next MK so we get the most comprehensive MK ever. 32 tracks for £50 is a little bit steep! I think The 30 Million people who bought MKW would have earned MK8 better marketing and development budgets.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The...:

Someone needs to make an infographic of how to market a console before, during and immediately after launch. This is nice and everything but all Nintendo can do to make big sales over Xmas is lots of TV and Newspaper adverts aimed at parents and gamers. If they carried on the Wii adverts but just changed the games being played and the logo, they'd sell more Wii Us than they will this Xmas.

Loads of people in the UK would buy a Redknapp family endorsed MK8 box for £200. I just don't get why they've never properly advertised it.



Nintenjoe64 commented on French Health and Safety Body Recommends Child...:

There's nothing wrong with putting safety first but this reminds me of being told that looking at screens all day would damage my eyesight. I'm 32 and still haven't stopped spending too much time in front of screens and my eyesight is absolutely fine.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

"and while his original 3D outings, Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, were well-designed fan favourites"

I thought the adventure games were pretty bad as a teenager and I don't remember many fans amongst my fellow Dreamcast owners. I sometimes think it's only because Sega have plumbed new depths almost annually with worse, slightly broken games that the adventure games are remembered so fondly. Hopefully the abysmal sales of this game will deter Sega from all this Sonic abuse and make them consider revisiting IP that might actually translate well into a modern game.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: Jimmy Fallon Reveals He's A Keen Mario ...:

I still have no idea what my preferred set-up is for MK8. I think I settled on a small selection of vehicles on MKW pretty quickly but MK8 seems to have many more subtle and incremental differences. I still haven't even scratched the surface with the game. It's a good thing that Nintendo give us 5 years to learn everything.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

TV ads might not be as effective as they used to be but it's no coincidence that the top selling console of 2014 is the one which had blanket TV advertising on the popular channels. It's also no coincidence that Nintendo's best ever generation for hardware sales was their most heavily advertised on TV. The weird thing is that the Wii campaign with famous families playing Wii games would have been perfect for showing off Nintendoland back in 2012.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten ...:

It's amazing how much love there is for this series considering X and GX both sold poorly and all the filthy casual PS1/2 players used to say it looked terrible, needed weapons and wasnt as good as wipeout. I'd definitely buy the next proper game but I'm hoping FAST Neo is good enough to satisfy my futuristic racer cravings



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo 64x64: ISS 98:

Glad to see I am not the only person who thought football games hit a peak with this game. I would buy this on VC over any new FIFA on Wii U.

I wish Konami would make another Nintendo exclusive football game. Pro Evo on Wii was almost really good. FIFA and PES on the other consoles are still stuck where they were when this game was released.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think they should actually advertise it and maybe it will sell. I think MK8 needs some more adverts to go with whatever they're planning for Smash. A price cut wouldn't improve sales if they don't tell anybody.

Early 2015 could be important but I have no faith I Nintendo to release more than 1 major game before e3



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Top Gear Rally:

Loved this but remember it didn't review brilliantly at the time.

Would snap up a VC re-release but am more interested in getting the original Top Gear from the SNES (better music)



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

I'm surprised how many people are bothering to say how they think this game is overrated. I think that might be because of the fanboy in them remembering that Miyamoto didn't like the series. It wasn't massively original but it refined and beautified most of the staples of 16-bit platforming. I remember Christmas 94 being perfect because of this game. It also makes me proud that I didn't consider it a difficult game to complete when I was 12 but it's considered really tough by modern gaming standards.

I don't think the graphics hold up too well in any of the SNES DKC games on my 50" tv but they look ok on the gamepad which is where I will be playing them.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star ...:

I'm not sure who is to blame but it seems like the worst cancellation of all time. I'm wondering if some NDAs expired for him to only talk about it now. Hopefully this is a 'come and save my game' plea...... Disney and Nintendo could make this happen....... It could save Wii U!

Okay that last bit was probably a step too far.