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Tue 18th September, 2012

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Nintenjoe64 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

The only quality control Nintendo should be doing is ensuring the bad games can't break your Wii U. It would be nice if they could ensure quality but the potential to miss out on the next big craze is too big a risk to take. Mr Nintendo might have thought Minecraft wasn't a worthy game etc.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

@Kirk It is slightly worrying that he's not saying it's a done deal but he is more or less saying they're trying to put it in. In a demo with IGN or Metro Gamecentral it was allegedly confirmed.

It would sell far more if people can play awesome levels without having to build them. I bet they're half worried about the fact people will recreate games they still charge a premium for like Mario All Stars!



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Mario Power Tennis (Wii U eShop / Game...:

I'm tempted but Wii U Tennis and Grand Slam Tennis are probably enough for me.
I have a Nintendo network promotion £5 voucher which I am going to cash in. Not sure what to get though. I know the minute I use it up, they'll announce two N64 games on VC that would cost me £2.50 each to upgrade.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

@Peach64 I sometimes wonder if Sega are allergic to my money when they refuse to re-release Sega Rally. It was the sole reason I bought a Saturn and I bet there are plenty of 30-somethings that would rebuy. Maybe all the Castrol, Lancia and Toyota stuff means there are too many licencing issues.

Which reminds me, what happened to 90s arcade racer? The last I heard it was coming out in June and that the director of the game hated Wii U.....



Nintenjoe64 commented on Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii ...:

@sillygostly @Emblem
On the Wii, the OS appeared to have a very good emulator built in for every console. The ROMs were only ever so slightly larger than their originals (with all the games I have). Nintendo have already said they were working on something like this for Wii U but it seems they are not devoting too much time to it, which is understandable because they've got bigger fish to fry at the moment.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

I said I didn't know.

I think they should mention its unique-ish features rather than try to make out it can rival an iPad. Parents give the tablet to their kids on long journeys and Wii U would need to be plugged in for that to work. Parents also use it for things like SkyGo when they're not at home which also leaves it behind the iPad.

What would help them is if they advertised the almost seamless transition from gaming to internetting and the fact that someone needing the TV will not affect a game of CoD, Mario Kart or whatever. There are other areas they could go after when selling to parents such as the fact there aren't games with pop ups designed to make children spend money on something they shouldn't.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Tekken 7 Revealed At Evo 2014, Platforms Uncon...:

I doubt this is coming to Wii U because they wouldn't even port Soul Calibur 2 HD Online which is a port of an old mulitplatform game that sold best on a struggling Nintendo console. Not to mention the fact they will want Smash Bros. to monopolise the fighter market on Wii U before they release any other fighters on it.

Everyone on this site was lauding over Sonic Racing selling 250,000 units on Wii U but Tekken Tag 2, a late port, selling 130,000 units to an empty userbase is suddenly terrible? It only sold 300,000 copies to all of the 80,000,000 Xbox360 owners. I've never struggled to get a game going online on my Wii U version but the additional features are amazing and Namco are probably a bit miffed by the fact it didn't sell better..



Nintenjoe64 commented on Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community ...:

I was sharing my Mii amongst 4 people and we all did atrociously. In the end I was happy to get 250 points because after 16 races we had only accumulated about 70 points.

@ThomasBW84 was the only NL person I recognised. I doubt you remember the incident but a racer called Joey rammed you off the track in the Electrodome, just after you'd taken a few people out with a flower. I thought I was on to something good and then finished 11th.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

For reference I'm 32 and my first Zelda was the original. I voted for Twilight Princess expecting it to get an unfairly low score but for me it's an equal tie between ALttP, TP and OoT or even a 5-way tie with MM and WW added.
Link to the Past is what defined the series for me. It's probably one of the reasons I love games today. It wasn't prohibitively hard for me aged 11 but it wasn't pathetically easy like today's AAA games. I'd love a fully 3D remake.
Ocarina of Time defined 3D adventure games. It's aged badly but the story and puzzle/dungeon mechanics are still amazing. It was an excellent 3D take on the SNES game.
Twilight Princess gets too much hipster hate. It lacked some of the sidequests and side plot magic of previous Zeldas but it was still a fantastic set of dungeons, a beautiful (but overly sparse) Hyrule and great gameplay which still holds up today unlike its N64 cousins.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@akaDv8R the problem these days is that devs have the best intentions and publishers can dump all over those intentions pretty easily once they become their paymaster. This whole thing would be a lot worse if EA had bought Project CARS



Nintenjoe64 commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

@arnoldlayne83 not sure but Tekken and Pacman belong to Namco and they might even have people watching the Smash Bros and Wii Tennis channels since they were involved.....

@vamkar The only thing that stops me believing this isn't some kind of Sony/MS led conspiracy is the terrible sales of nearly every major 3rd party game on Wii U and perhaps the fact that they actually couldn't finish the downscaled port in time would have made them miss a lucrative holiday release.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

Come on people, let's absolutely load the Miiverse with interest for this game and complaints about the delay. Every Namco page needs people begging to make sure it doesn't get cancelled. There's no competition for this game on Wii U except for an unrealistic NFS game whereas the other consoles and PC have loads of driving sims available or planned.

I have to admit that it does do me a favour financially because the Wii U autumn line-up is already out of my budget.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@akaDv8R I could smell a cancellation around the corner as soon as a major publisher got on board. Namco haven't been particularly cruel to Wii U owners but their support hasn't been massive and I'd imagine that Pacman on Wii U sold terribly enough to scare them off any development that Nintendo didn't fund.

Time to flood the Miiverse with complaints/worries about this delay/cancellation!



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

It's a bit annoying that the digital version is more expensive than the disc, there's no discounts on offer and owning any of the games means that you have to download all 5. I might get the disc from Play Asia for £22...

Off topic but I noticed Project Cars is up for pre-order from game and is £15 cheaper on Wii U... hope that doesn't mean it is missing anything other than graphically.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@Samurai_Goroh tell me about, I was kind of hoping Nintendo would come up with a deal to swap old style remotes with attachments for new ones. The most annoying bit for me is that Blockbuster was selling Wii U ones for £12 in its closing down sale and now it's gone :(



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

You should update your review of the Tennis. It's by far the best game and the lag and matching issues weren't there last time I played. Although it gave me tendinitis so maybe the score should stay low.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Ruleboo...:

Nintendo still make the best games and it's a shame that they lose such a big demographic who don't like cartoony graphics and want full voice acting with swearing. They might appear to lack games in a few popular genres but they invented or reinvented most of those genres and either moved on or just haven't had time to revisit them. There are parts of gaming they haven't fully embraced, I know they're far from perfect, but their gameplay is unrivalled in both quality and variety.

I like the odd violent or cinematic game but most, if not all, of my all-time favourites were Nintendo exclusive at one point:
Eternal Darkness
Perfect Dark
Zelda (any)
Lylat Wars



Nintenjoe64 commented on Project CARS:

Just seen that this is available for preorder from game and it's £15 cheaper on Wii U or PC....



Nintenjoe64 commented on This Retro City Rampage Map Should Be Handy If...:

I am going to begrudgingly buy this game on Wiiware because it would be nice to prove him wrong about making any money. I would have bought a Wii U version ages ago.

I still think the Wii Shop Channel has some better features than the Wii U eshop. Buying 1000 points for £7 is still less painful and time consuming than the 50 menus of the eshop.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Interview: Meet Naked War, The Wii Advance War...:

I hope Nintendo reads this interview and makes a new Wii U Wars game and a separate Battalion Wars 3. The gamepad could make the ultimate squad based military shooter and playing on the gamepad is great for Advance Wars.

No matter how good Splatoon is, I still want to crash a tank into people or shoot people in the face with bullets now and then.