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NodesforNoids

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#1

NodesforNoids commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

Zelda characters are all incredibly safely designed.
Tecmo wanted to disctance themselves with something not typically seen in a Nintendo title and did so with flying colors.
It's still funny to me that 'sexually liberated' gamers have nothing better to do than prattle on about how unrealistic the 'human' body is when portrayed by digital media.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on Koei Tecmo Europe All But Confirms Fatal Frame...:

The thing EVERYONE needs to remember is this isn't a Nintendo made title. It's a Koei Tecmo title. Aka, the same company whose Hyrule Warriors just recently flopped in Japan.
So how do we bring this game West?
BUY. KOEI TECMO GAMES.
BUY. HYRULE WARRIORS.
If games like Hyrule Warriors do much better outside Japan, these games will seem worthwhile.
If they could cancel FFV, I'm sure they would. But you can't cancel a released game.
Prove it would sell, flood the company with requests and buy their other games.
If Assassin's Creed had sold well on Wii U, it wouldn't have skipped this year.
If Rayman Legends would have sold a couple hundred thousand for Wii U, Watch Dogs might not have been treated so poorly.
These aren't your friends. They're businesses.
And blaming Nintendo for not going after this game, exclusive or not, is asinine.
Wonderful 101 failed. Nintendo backed that.
Bayonetta 2 is failing. Nintendo backed that.
Why keep pandering to Nintendo gamers that aren't supporting their efforts?
If anything Nintendo backed was as successful as MK8, yeah, blame Nintendo.
But Nintendo WOULD NOT sell systems with Fatal Frame V.
GUARANTEED.
Hate me. Go right ahead. With all your names and anonymity.
But you know I'm right. Until Smash comes out, Nintendo couldn't care what this game does.
Oh and for the record, 90% of western games are either heavily delayed or not released in Japan and only a handful of devs are actually supporting it there.
If the game flops in Japan, we COULD see a West release, eventually, but people need to stop acting like Nintendo is screwing them over here.

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#4

NodesforNoids commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

I should clarify, less than half of the projected HARDWARE units.
And only as far as Wii U is concerned. 3DS is a good idea, and if the New 3DS were more powerful, they could just drop the Wii U altogether.
Look, I own a Wii U and if it worked properly, I'd sell it for cash and get out of gaming. I guess I'd like it to succeed, but the only game I have interest in in the next eight months is Bayonetta 2 and it's tepid anticipation at best.

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as H...:

I pick up NHL titles every 3-5 years, and haven't done so since the last multi-plat 2K version, but those who pay full price for yearly upgrades baffle me.
It's like paying money to watch Nascar.
If Hyrule Warriors was a better game, maybe it would have sold via word of mouth, but it's not a good game.
Given the choice between DW8 on a more capable system, I'd still choose nothing, but when it's an option for fans of the series, there's no question.
Even Samurai Warriors 4 is a better choice.
Let's face it, in Japan, the US, the UK and everywhere else, the only hope for the Wii U is Smash.
With the PS4 not showing signs of slowing and older PS3/360 titles dominating the western markets, I don't think Smash Wii U will even sell 500k units this calendar year. Maybe fiscal year.
My prediction? Nintendo sells less than half of the initially projected units for this calendar year and loses 2-8 million dollars through the fiscal year.
Iwata will not last until E3.

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#6

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo 64x64: Gauntlet Legends:

The N64 was prime for some great multiplayer. It's just too bad most TVs of it's era were so small. MK8, in comparison, is wonderful looking on 60-80'' screens.
Nintendoland, my reigning multiplayer game on Wii U (for diversity, Gamepad integration and simplicity) is a great example of top notch, split screen and full screen multiplayer.
Using a projector and a 300'' screen proved to be the best experience and though the picture wasn't more than 200'', games like Nintendoland, Mass Effect 3 and Tekken Tag 2 were phenomenal.
A modern uptake of Gauntlet would be kinda nice.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

The thing about it is people love to trash 'scalpers' aka resellers, but why not trash the morons willing to spend that kind of money on useless plastic crap in the first place?
If I'd liked the game and didn't think it was trolling the Zelda franchise, dragging it's rep through the mud and spitting on the polish Nintendo uses on their own titles, I'd have bought it for 80$. But it's just an uninspired, middling excuse to pander to the Zelda fans that wanted 4 copies of Ocarina of Time instead of four unique gameplay experiences.
Tecmo Koei, Koei Tecmo.. who cares.
Dynasty Warriors is like an EA sports game.
Overdone, and cheap as American fast food.

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#8

NodesforNoids commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

@Xenobladefan12
And 460$ if you actually want to play the game. I get what you mean, but aside from the pictures, the strategy guide is useless to non-Japanese speakers too.
So, closer to 500$, if you want to experience everything in your native language.
Not even close to worth it (the extras are cheaply made trash and the game is just as bad).
Not even close to worth it at 60-80$.
I'd have got it to sell it.
I've got bills to pay.

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Nu...:

The extremely limited number is perplexing, but then again, when the game barely sells anything in Japan and Nintendo has hundreds of limited editions sitting on shelves (like Wind Waker HD was like in NA), why bother making more?
It's not a Nintendo game.
It's a spin-off and not a very good one either.
Made by a company that has already put out 2-3 bad games on the Wii U.
Nintendo's got their own games to worry about.

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

Pass on the 3DS version next week (for a system I had once and have no intention to repurchase) or wait until Nov / Dec and pass on the Wii U version?
Choices.
Surprising there are Nintendo gamers who don't like Smash, Pokemon, Mario Kart and still has a Wii U? No? What if I told you I don't have a PS3/4, or Xbox 360/One either?
Yes, Zelda, Mario, the Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles had me in line day one for this system. Yes, I spend 10-15x the hours playing indie and VC games. I hated ZombiU. Scribblenauts has eaten up the most hours of gameplay. I prefer Youtube, Netflix and web browsing on my Gamepad.
Hyrule Warriors is another pass, along with Project Cars and Splatoon.
My top five most wanted games is still topped by Zelda, Bayonetta 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Aside from Pikmin 3, all my disc games are launch day titles.
Personal opinion: 2013 might as well not have existed for Nintendo, but my top 3 Wii U titles wouldn't exist if that was the case.
To Nintendo: keep making Smash, Kart, Pokemon and all the other 'cash cows'. And I'll keep avoiding that ____ like the plague.
Thanks.

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#12

NodesforNoids commented on Two Castlevania Classics Confirmed for Wii U V...:

In my honest opinion, Circle of the Moon is by far the superior outing.
Dracula X might as well not have been made by Konami.
The LEAST Castlevania game, with wooden animation, sparse environments and the most recycled themes and enemies.
Super IV is still the best ever made.
And yes, I include Symphony of the Night (highly overrated, in my opinion).

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#13

NodesforNoids commented on Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon:

Here's the beautiful hypocrisy: people moaned and whined about Retro City Rampage's extended development and delays. The developer whined about a sales quota. The Wii Shop bankrupted smaller studios because the casual fans never bought any decent games. Nintendo listened, removed the sales bar and introduced Unity support, a platform to allow gamers to make games without worrying about the 10-15 thousand dollar dev kit. The Wii U hits a drought. retail titles slow. 3rd party support dries up.
Gamers expect better games, not understanding that the stupidly low install base is what's holding budgets down, not desire.
Why go Wii U exclusive? There's nowhere near enough people to make it worthwhile. Why put the game on Wii U if a Steam / PS4 / PS3 version exists?
The answer is coming to us from 3rd party devs.
The more expensive the games, the more money the dev is going to be wasting. Existing Wii U owners sound like braying goats. I swear, everytime I come to this site, there's 40-60 people on their soapbox, railing on the next terrible 'shovelware' title, like it's a pop-up ad, ready to jump out at them or force them to buy it.
Why are 3DS games listed on the Wii U's eShop? That is a far more obnoxious act, and it wasn't by some middling 3rd party. Nintendo did that. Wading through droves of 3DS titles to find Wii U games can get incredibly annoying. But yeah. Having a game you're not going to buy on the eShop is SUCH a pain. Wonderful 101, NFS: MWU, MH3 U, Lego Hobbit, Just Dance, Wii Party U, ZombiU, ACIV, tons of NES 'classics' and plethora of other games are on the eShop, but I'm not complaining. I just don't buy them.

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on Meme Run is Coming to Troll Your Wii U Very Soon:

The Nintendo 'Seal of Quality' was NOT to avoid garbage games. There was plenty of trash on the NES / SNES and N64. The seal was simply to try and prevent unauthorized games on their system. They made the cartridges, they controlled revenues. It wasn't really even a piracy issue.
They just didn't want anyone to subvert the licensing cost paid on every cartridge. It's a system that was put in place on the NES and continues to this day.
Comparing digital, 1$ titles to the 60-80$ games of the NES / SNES is, frankly, idiocy.
This game doesn't look any worse than I've Got to Run, and the endless runners have an audience that likes them.
Not every one of them has to feature Charles Martinet, take hours to finish, have DLC and super catchy, premium music. That's why Runner 2 was 15$ and this is 1$.
Honestly, if a gamer wants to spend 300$ on a new console, let them play whatever mind numbing garbage they want. I'm not even judging the game, I just hate meme culture.

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#15

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

Wii U increased by as many units as the Xbox One sold.
For all the negativity surrounding Hyrule Warriors (which is still charting ahead of the DLC) and some admittedly low numbers for Bayonetta 2 (despite the fact it's the top selling console title) Nintendo's still doing infinitely better than Microsoft. Which is only notable when you consider how much hype MS put into the One's debut in Japan.
Wii U is still chugging away, but I guarantee Nintendo's not happy about MK8, Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2 not pushing hardware into the tens of thousands.
Maybe the inclusion of Fatal Frame V will push Wii U holdouts over the threshold, but western gamers won't have that option.
To be honest, if Smash U does drop in November (cannibalising Watch Dogs, and deservedly so), then I can't imagine Nintendo's going to have much in January, February or March. Nothing looked far enough along to make it out before April and Toad's Treasure Tracker looks finished.
Couple that with the launch of the N3DS, and I'd bet we'll have another software drought.
Project Cars and..?
Some oft-delayed indie cash grab?
October, November and December will be stacked, I get it.
But we should probably prepare for 2-4 months of next to nothing.

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on Review: KickBeat: Special Edition (Wii U eShop):

A game that looks like it was inspired by late 90s action movies using late 90s rocks and that's weird?
Honestly speaking, Just Dance is FAR more polarizing.
At least the bands and DJs present can play music, rather than just sing (or speak melodically with the aid of auto-tune).
The first boss level, on Expert, is almost unplayable, so make sure you turn off the dynamic camera.

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#18

NodesforNoids commented on Ubisoft Confirms Just Dance 2015's Full Tracklist:

Spikey Walls: 1$
Just Dance 2015: 40-50$
Not sure how this perennial party for impractically pathetic peons could possibly provide even close to that much value for the money spent.
Two sides to the same coin, but I guess it's cool to perform 'acts' upon venerated 3rd parties for their 'priceless' services.

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#19

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

Here's the deal: want it? Buy it? Don't want it? Don't buy it.
The thing is, games CAN'T be rated just based on quality alone.
In an open market (something Nintendo has created with their pricing structure, Unity and Web framework support and removing minimum sales and size limits) as long as the game passes Lotcheck, it's good to go.
THOUSANDS of games have been released for Nintendo consoles.
Picking and choosing now would be massively disrespectful to hundreds of devs. You can't have a corporation determine what's good and what's not.
Nintendo posts pics and videos on the eShop for pretty much everything.
Use your eyes and brain and make your own decision, then stop.
People need to stop making others' decisions for them.
Like music and movies, some people have different tastes. I will never understand the appeal of Fast and the Furious, Michael Bay, Limp Bizkit or Nickelback, but I don't have to for the people that do enjoy those things to find enjoyment and happiness.
Cynical, jaded, self-absorbed and pretentious, Nintendo gamers are no better than the Sony and Microsoft supporters who bash Nintendo gamers. Everyone has an air of prejudice to their opinions and frankly, it's unoriginal, tiring and plain idiotic. No wonder gaming feels less fun. We made it that way.

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darknes...:

I find Demon's Crest to be a great platformer, similar to a Megaman or (more recently) Shovel Knight. The graphical upgrades, increased animations, branching paths, multiple endings and fun platforming doesn't miss the overworld elements much, but it's a nice diversion that makes Gargoyle's Quest 2 one of the NES' top 30 games. Very worthwhile purchase. I gave it a four out five while ranking it 26th on my all time NES list.

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#21

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Unleashes its Plans for EGX London 2014:

@Frank90
You say it like only 3 games are planned for release next year.
Xenoblade, Splatoon, Yoshi.
So you're intimating Nintendo was lying about Mario Maker, Kirby, Zelda, the Devil's Third, Star Fox and Miyamoto's new projects?
Or maybe you don't care about those games.
Which apparently means that they're not coming out.
It sounded (to me) that Atlus has been the one handling the FExSMT development, but I'm sure that you know better than anyone else.
Far be it for Nintendo to punish people by withholding info on a game they don't seem to have much to do with.
Nintendo announces a year's worth of retail titles, with anticipated releases for each to occur before 2016. And all people seem to do is complain.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

The game has been out a month, yes.
The game is tanking in Japan, yes.
Wii U is in another downward spiral, yes.
DLC announcements now make more sense than 2-3 months later when Smash renders the game irrelevant and dated.
With Bayonetta 2 and Fatal Frame V coming so soon, KT NEEDS people to care about and talk about their game. Before it's too late to care.

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

The next Ninja Gaiden / DOA is really all KT seems to do even half decently, which probably makes them that much more grateful that they get to work with someone other than Omega Force.
All the cheese aside, Team Ninja can make a great game. Ninja Gaiden 2 and DOA 3 are proof positive.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Polygon was far less generous and to be honest, comes across as genuine criticism. The Wii U's install base provided the incentive to aim low with this title and it's clear they didn't push the budget.
I MIGHT end up picking this up if it ever goes on sale, but KT is dragging their feet. Badly. Nothing they've made feels worth owning and Hyrule Warriors is just latest to scream 'Rent'.

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Thrashes the Competi...:

If Smash doesn't push 5 million copies by year's end (on both systems combined) I'd consider dropping the Wii U if I were Nintendo. Postpone the New 3DS in the west and make a higher def handheld, dropping consoles entirely.
In my personal opinion, if Smash fails, this console generation is done for the 'Big' N (I can think of another b word that more appropriately describes the Wii U - bust).

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

Here's the thing, the Media Create will be BELOW one million and the total is SHIPPED not SOLD. The total also includes digital, something Media Create doesn't equate.
I've seen the site, and the info here is just wrong.
Oh and my numbers?
Japan has over one third of all 3DS sales. 8 times as many 3DS' have sold than Wii U's. On the global average, less than 7 times as many 3DS' have sold vs Wii U.
These numbers aren't as great as they seem.

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#28

NodesforNoids commented on First Image Of Wii U Wipeout-Beater FAST Racin...:

Wipeout beater..? If this was on 3DS, maybe that would be a relevant issue.
F Zero beater? Arguably thee game to beat for Nintendo racing purists?
I'm not into racers, haven't bought one since Segat GT on the Dreamcast.
But there's going to be pressure on this game to deliver.
At the same time, with this out there, Nintendo may be convinced they don't need to do an F Zero.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

44 million user base, sells a million copies.
In all honesty, if Smash 3DS doesn't push at least 3 million copies by the time 2014 ends, I'd call it a flop.
This is a premier title on Nintendo's (current) best selling hardware.
Wii U likely won't be hurt, at all, by this release.
Why, you ask dumbfounded?
Because 'core' gamers, even those loyal to Nintendo, don't want a portable Smash. They want the bells and whistles, the full dive experience.
Smash 3DS is like getting a toe wet. Good for a start.
Spacing the releases is smart.
I know I can easily save 30$ a month for all the big Wii U games coming (even if I'm not buying most of the retail ones) because there aren't many games.
People talk like there's a massive amount of Wii U software to come this calendar year. When really, the PS4 will have more titles than that by the end of October.
In fact, by year's end, despite the jump of a year, PS4 will still have more choices in software and more prospects to look forward to. With, you know, pricing and release dates.
Smash, over both systems, NEEDS to sell 5-7 million copies. Before the end of March at that.

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#30

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

Nothing this week (or next week when NA gets Hyrule Warriors). Not because there's no good options, but with a flux of strong eShop titles recently, I chose to get five diverse experiences rather than one, considerably more expensive one.
Besides, now that I think about it, I'm unlikely to get Hyrule Warriors. Playing Dynasty Warriors 3 this weekend confirmed that. Not a good enough base to stand on. Hope it sells well, but it's not for me.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Mario Golf: Advance Tour Tees Off on the North...:

The lag on a modern flatscreen tv..?
How 'modern' is your tv?
Mine is 3 years old, runs at 240hz and the passthrough that games have makes the response time better than the original GBA's dedicated screen.
Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion and Battle Network are crisper than ever.

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#32

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

So Nintendo puts 6-8 of their best known games on sale (including a great deal on A Link Between Worlds), indie devs drop not one but two anticipated eShop titles, loads of Smash info is given, Bayonetta 2 gets a release date and people waste time complaining about the VC?
Even though a decent 3rd party game released on the VC.
Wow.
Nintendo is trying to sell systems.
Honestly, how can some people be so incredibly dense?

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast Kick-Off Tim...:

It's funny how the term 'everyone' gets tossed about when discussing leaks. As if everyone who might be interested in a game searches as desperately for information and checks all the gaming news websites every day like the Smash fans who frequent this type of website.
Honestly, if those were the only people to buy the game, Nintendo may as well not make the game in the first place.
4 million. That's how many systems Smash needs to sell.
Not games.
Systems. So, regardless if some Japanese broadcast 'spoils' everything, it's audience will likely be a fraction of the Treehouse's presentation, a presentation geared at the one market that can literally turn the Wii U's fortune in a season.

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#35

NodesforNoids commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

Yeah, cause the game has sold sooooo well in Japan, it was obviously a very difficult decision not to have the ltd ed.
NOT. Koei Tecmo's next Fatal Frame will sell just as badly in Japan and never be localized.
The Wii U doesn't have the install base to sell anything besides Mario and his Million Hats.

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#36

NodesforNoids commented on LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass i...:

DLC is unnecessary garbage.
It always is.
Often, it's already coded into the original (on-disc) and all this Day One stuff is garbage too.
Just a money grab.
If I've ever wanted the DLC, to any game, I find I save money off the season pass by just getting what I'll actually use.
The 'just in case you feel like it someday' excuse is a load of crap.
DLC, in and of itself, is a shameless cash grab.

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#38

NodesforNoids commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

Reading this again, I know EXACTLY what Mr. Shapiro was expecting, a hint given away by the 'author info' beneath his picture.
No, Jake. This isn't Metroid.
With its same song enemies, over sexualized lead character, atypical, virtually unchanging gameplay, terrible storyline and virtual non-existance (at present), I'm actually glad it's not Metroid. Because, to be blunt, Metroid might as well be dead. There have been 3 (3!) remakes of the first Metroid: Super Metroid, Zero Mission and Other: M. And it's not like the first Metroid Prime didn't play like a remake either.
Nintendo needs to tear the series to the ground. It's so stale, it might as well die with the Wii.

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#39

NodesforNoids commented on Review: The Fall (Wii U eShop):

It's actually really funny to me, as this game's voice acting is seen as a 'major flaw' or 'stumbling block' but on a multitude of other websites, the voice acting was actually praised.
I find the game would lack alot of emotion without the voice work and to be frank, Nintendo gamers are the last people to be selective about voice work.
Silent protagonists and unlistenable anime style dubs? Versus competent voice acting?
It's like Metroid meets Bioshock in a point and click, slowed down interface.
The reviewer must have tried speed running the game, as I found everything necessary to be easily accessible and the controls nuanced and well integrated.

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#40

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

3rd parties don't support the Wii U with dumbed down ports the way they did with the Wii because they waited 6 years for a more capable system, and Nintendo gave them 2008, not 2012.
I LIKE my Wii U, but I've also purchased a dozen Wii games, an Xbox (the first one, yes), a PSP, a DS and a couple board / dice games too. Because while I LIKE my Wii U, I don't love it. Many games I enjoy playing, even alot of the genres I enjoy are noticeably missing.
Where is one decent RPG that isn't on the VC? Oh, the Wii. Ok. (let's get a PSP)
Where is one decent hack 'n slash with a story? Oh, not here. (let's get an Xbox)
2D / 3D Mario, Pikmin, DK. Where are the unique Nintendo experiences, unique to this system? Games like Luigi's Mansion, a Boy and His Blob, Metroid Prime or Super Mario Galaxy? Not here. Not surprising. (let's get a DS)
And let's start forgetting that this system exists and move on.
Nintendo lost it's touch and soon, they'll lose their reputation.

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#41

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Oh and Korra? How could I forget?
A game made by Platinum. Now, why would they not want to put Korra on the Wii U..?
Oh yeah. That's right.
Because their last Wii U game, the Wonderful 101 FAILED. It flopped miserably.
And Platinum basically wasted all that time so that, what, 30, 40 thousand rabid Nintendo fans could complain about it?
Let's face it: unless Bayonetta 2 sells over a million, Platinum isn't going to waste another day with 2nd rate Nintendo hardware.

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#42

NodesforNoids commented on Activision Is Bringing The Dulcet Tones Of The...:

Here's the funny thing though: in North America, this show gets HUGE ratings. People seem to love it. By making a proper game for it, it could sell and play well (even if it is just a glorified karaoke machine).
Call of Duty tried, twice, and failed.
Destiny is an always online FPS.
Honestly, why should Activision put these games on the Wii U?
To waste money?
MK8 sold well, true. Super Mario 3D World sold well, true. DK: Tropical Freeze didn't really do much.
And that's about all Nintendo's done here.
MAYBE, just MAYBE Bayo 2 and Hyrule Warriors could have done a bit more, but none of those games draws die hard COD / Destiny style players to the Wii U.
Maybe next year, if all these games manage to sell 4 or 5 million more systems, but I'm not holding my breath.
Activision has no legitimate reason to support this console after attempting and failing with their best selling franchise.

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#43

NodesforNoids commented on Feature: We Put Bayonetta 2's Nintendo Outfits...:

Ironic to me, gamers equate 'real world' simulation, like that of Grand Theft Auto, to illustrate the prospect of maturity and adulthood. And yet, they succeed only in creating escapism in weak minded individuals, unwilling to risk their comforts to attain the lifestyles they desire.
Ironic, in the sense that a game like Bayonetta can touch on violence, nudity and abject sexuality and still be chided by 'well-meaning fans' who seem to have nothing better to do than protest the views of a group of individuals. Even if those views are parodies of themselves and of a larger issue overall.
How amusing that this website should hide it's pretension and apprehension towards this title by focusing on the stifling familiarity Nintendo has painted themselves into.
Pandering to a 'jaded' fanbase and single minded audience that hasn't experienced enough to appreciate growth or their own emaciated world view.
Ironic that a billion dollar industry breeds and excels in hypersexuality and yet is terrified of sex.
Emulating reality is a waste, a virginal endeavour for those too terrified to truly live life.

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#45

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Of America Celebrates Bayonetta 2 Wit...:

Quebec is the reason people buy games online now. They're killing retail!
Just kidding.
But that stupid alcohol and gaming registry organisation is garbage.
I almost (almost) feel bad to live in Canada and not have to put up with the same thing. They should think about separating.

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#46

NodesforNoids commented on Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One O...:

@rjejr
It's funny you mention that Zelda case.
'hides charging port', 'poor print quality', 'increased weight', 'poor build quality' are just a few of the complaints.
It bulks the system up more than not having it and hides a key feature.
These faceplates, though junk, add nothing as far as weight, width or depth. They're only on the New model because Nintendo only recently started listening to their fans' desire for custom features.
Nintendo is likely getting sick of all the different editions of 3DS they've made and want to try something simpler.

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#47

NodesforNoids commented on Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One O...:

And here we have Nintendo's attempt at cell phone covers.
And hey, what do you know, they look just as cheaply made.
Nintendo sure does have fun ways of taking gaming out of gaming and putting it on useless junk like this.
As a Wii U owner.. I hope Nintendo folds without putting out another Mario, Zelda, Metroid, DK, Kirby or Star Fox.
Let the best of the bunch form studios of their own, make games on capable platforms and leave this stupidity behind.

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#48

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Confirms Details of Its Super Smashin...:

Here's something INSANE: you know how Amazon has Amiibo up for preorder? Well, I'm not sure what it's like in other countries, but the top 12 on Amazon.ca's Best Sellers list are all 12 Amiibo figures.
Every. Single. One.
Honestly, it could be what turns the Wii U around and shoots the 3DS / 2DS into the stratusphere.

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#49

NodesforNoids commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

The costume looks the best out of the four, maybe because they seem to have fit and modified it to suit her body type.
The bustier looks surprisingly good on her figure, though Bayonetta (and Jeanne, really) seem to have taken a liking to anything form fitting and shiny.

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#50

NodesforNoids commented on You Can Dress Up As Fox McCloud Thanks To Bayo...:

Nintendo..? These costume ideas SCREAM Kamiya. I mean, here's a guy who made a game out of dozens of normal people, becoming fairly ridiculous superheroes, to literally band together, form shapes and giant items, to repel a strange alien invasion.
The guy likes Nintendo and wants to give anyone who buys his game something quirky that they COULD use, it's not a requirement.
And yes, it is over the top and rather insane / quirky. It's about a witch that forms weapons and summons various creations using her hair. And she gets progressively more exposed as her attacks become stronger.