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NodesforNoids

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#1

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pr...:

Nintendo may have a host of great, exclusive retail games on both systems now, but yet another eShop exclusive is about to feed Sony more digital sales.
I'd have bought a Vita for Shovel Knight (and Persona 4, Dragon's Crown, Muramasa Rebirth, Senran Kagura, Virtue's Last Reward, Ys Celceta and the next Ys, etc..) had I known it was a timed exclusive.
Going forward on the steam of Japanese devs, Vita looks much brighter than 3DS, which is getting into remake season with Xenoblade and Majora.
To be frank, the Final Fantasy X, X-2, Jak and Daxter, God of War and Sly Cooper remakes / collections are much more appealing. As are the smoother, more detailed, easier to play versions that are on both handhelds.
Hopefully, the enhanced 3DS helps Nintendo close the gap.
With the focus turning further toward the Wii U, I think the 3DS might be Nintendo's last dedicated handheld.
So.. kill both systems next year (retail wise) and drop the next system, a Fusion of both handheld and home console, in early 2016. Encourage indies to support with digital content that can be played on all 3. And for god's sake, Nintendo NEEDS to learn to build a significant online presence.
I hate online gaming (it's a convenient way for extroverted, poor people to meet new 'friends' and keep in touch with old ones) but it's undeniable Nintendo's rep has suffered by keeping gaming in the 80s for 30 years.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on Shantae And The Pirate's Curse All Set For Fes...:

PAL versions..? Try mandatory subtitles in many more languages, and voice acting.
From a smaller company that doesn't have it's own resources to properly translate.
Or how about the fact that not all PAL releases (not even all European releases) use the same ratings board. Without a rating, they can't sell the game.
It's not North America's fault for having a larger audience and a streamlined ratings board.

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#4

NodesforNoids commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Set Sal...:

I have never owned a Pokemon game.
That said, I did play a borrowed Gameboy Color and Pokemon for 10-15 hours over a weekend and Gale of Darkness on GC for 20-25 hours when that was still fairly new.
Not a big fan, don't mind them though.

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

Low stock probably just means low interest in the first place.
I know, given some of the upcoming games on PS4 and with the New 3DS XL pending release, if I didn't have a Wii U, I wouldn't buy one.
Not even for 150$.
Maybe when Zelda or Xenoblade came out, but 2014 was incredibly sparse (once again) filled with polarizing games like Smash and Mario Kart and terrible 3rd party games like Planes, Watch Dogs and Just Dance.
The future looks better for gamers and much worse for Nintendo, if sales numbers are any indication going forward.
I saw the UK data. This generation is already over.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

If I could sell my digital copy of Smash, I would.
Were it physical, some 'lucky' kid would get it for a dollar.
amiibo, the controller and the adapter are all useless.
Good on Nintendo for making money, but what did people expect? It's not like Wii Us and Wii U games had been flying off shelves when all this garbage came out. Of course Nintendo was ill-prepared to meet demand.

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#8

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Wii U eShop ...:

As with the first time through Golden Sun GBA, I'll wait until this releases in NA before I beat the original's 'final' boss (final if you beat Deadbeard first). If this ever releases in NA..
I'm hoping both games find sales boosts substantial enough to warrant a 3DS / New 3DS sequel.
Golden Sun Online, Golden Sun Universe.. Golden Sun Wii U by Nihon Falcom!?
I strongly prefer this series to Fire Emblem, and have put in many more hours playing this 'trilogy' than all 5 of the FE games I've tried.

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

Nintendo designed handheld / console with Sony tech?
Nintendo aren't film makers. Sony has a film studio. This partnership makes sense.
Look at how the news portrays the Wii U / Nintendo: constantly mixing up the console names, getting basic facts mixed up and confused (online, BC, feature sets) and basically all consumed with Sony (who made their TV, computer, or cell phone) and MS (who made the operating system for that computer).
Aside from Sony (whose top guy owns and plays the Wii U), no one in the industry has the knowledge and respect for Nintendo.
And to Arad's credit, the comics that those stories were based off were cheesy in and of themselves. Created in the 60s, 70s and 80s, it's funny how 'divergent' is a four letter word when concerning Arad, but Nolan's Batman films are basically just Heat starring Batman, Nolan and Burton changed the tones of their heroes and modernized their settings, something Marvel strongly objected to.
Arad was just the company's mouthpiece and got caught turning a 60s comic into an early 2000s film.
Mario is tricky, not having a plot to speak of.
BUT, go all Wreck it Ralph on it and it could be great.
Imagine, Super Mario RPG with cameos and all.. as a film.
It was already in 3D.
It had tons of new characters.
Mario and Bowser fought AND teamed up.
The Princess was a fighter and there were some wonderful comedic and emotional hooks.
Rewrite that story and I think it could be phenomenal.

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#11

NodesforNoids commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

I agree with the 'foot in the door' comments.
Metroid, Star Fox, Fire Emblem would be great features.
Zelda would be a great series.
And Kirby was a decent little show.
Sony has probably the most respect for Nintendo in the 'mainstream' media world and has distribution centres in places most companies have to pay milions to get at.
Put it on the Wii U / 3DS for a nice discount and I'm all for it.
Heavenly Sword, an overhyped slasher with next to nothing as far as a plot is concerned, has it's own movies. Halo too, but at least Halo has a plot and some history.
Silent Hill and Resident Evil have been dragged through the mud numerous times and between Mass Effect, Dead Space, Dante's Inferno and Dragon Age, EA's basically guaranteed it'll be somewhere in the middle to upper end of the spectrum.

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#12

NodesforNoids commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

Worst Mario / video game movie ever?
Avi Arad is a big name director and Charles Martinet as Mario in a high def 3D animated flick would be gold.
Put Miyamoto (who has film experience now) and Koji Kondo as advisors on the project, and it could be a fantastic film.
People forget about stuff like Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Tekken, DOA, Super Mario Bros and countless other turds that live action has produced, but the Sony distributed Spirits Within, Advent Children, SF Alpha movie, Tekken anime and Bayonetta animated films were all quite well done.
DOA wasn't even that bad (the ending was horrid, but until Donovan fights, it was fun and entertaining).

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#13

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

In fact, were Bungie still making quality software and not churning out garbage like Destiny (clearly not the evergreen gem they were hoping for) maybe that would seem like a reasonable statement.
After Reach and ODST, I was more than glad that 343 was given the chance to burn that dying tree to ash and restart the series.
In fact, when Halo V finally launches, I might bite the bullet and join the true next gen.
The Wii U just isn't quite there (at least 3rd party).
Then again, with SFV, Uncharted IV and the next Ys game PS4 exclusives, MS still has quite the hill to climb.

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

@Kaze
It's simply a case of comparing new games vs old games.
Many Halo fans likely still have their original copies of the 360 games and Master Chief being handcuffed by the XOne (vs AC having 3 systems and a far greater advert budget) it's not surprising.
Just as November's Smash sales were likely 80% Wii U and GTA V was almost entirely the newer consoles, the data can be very misleading.
Were these games released simultaneously and completely new and original, the sales would be different.
Like buying a box set of something, the HD collections will never sell as well as the originals that people have already purchased and played before.

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#15

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

Just like the Wii, it looks like the Wii Us swan song will be the Legend of Zelda (which could be the case for the 3DS in NA this March if Majora's Mask tanks).
Profits are up due solely to amiibo and Nintendo's worst selling console looks to live up to it's rep.
I want the thing to succeed, I just know it won't. Not the way Nintendo's doing it.

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

No interest in amiibo or any of the games that use them.
They look a lot better than the Disney Infinity figures and don't require a base (for Wii U and New 3DS) but like Smash, all they'd do is increase my system's resale value.
Lesson learned: if you know a gamer, that gamer has a job andit's the holidays, go with accessories or gift cards.
Or keep the receipts.
Mine was a digital card.
And guess what?
'No refunds on DLC or digital game purchases'.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

@Zapkido
'No nostalgic bias'
'Has none ofthe charm every other Paper Mario has'
You understand the concept of the word 'no', yes?
Clearly, there's a bias there.
If you'd never played a Paper Mario, or an RPG, your comment would make sense.
As it stands, it does not.
Critics compare and contrast every element of a game to itself, to it's series (if applicable), to it's genre and to other games. Which is why, even if a game isn't that great in it's genre, it can still be a great game.
Mario Kart 8, in comparison to GT3, isn't a good racer.
As a game, it might be better.
Mario on the NES might be terrible in comparison to a recent platformer but is still a better game.
I'm not saying Sticker Star should be lauded, worshipped or acclaimed. Just that, you're clearly only comparing the game to it's own series, something that only results in nostalgic bias.

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#18

NodesforNoids commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

Anyone who has played Tengami on the Wii U will attest to this fact: Paper Mario seems tailor made for the Wii U.
And, should the big N decide to get away from the typical combat of the Paper games, there could still be plenty of paper folding, fabricating and manipulation going on.
I like the idea of an RPG with a touch focus, similar to how Mario RPG had that button for dodging, countering and minimizing attacks.
So much Nintendo could do with the Wii U, but I don't think they've scratched the surface. amiibo, Zelda U's map, Wind Waker's inventory, Toad's various implementations, Game & Wario's obvious uses, Nintendo Land and a handful of others have given it a shot, but it feels like a burden more than an asset.
Which is sad, because it's potential is so much greater than many other available control options (on the Wii U and otherwise).

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

Sonic's recent outings aren't technical marvels (far from it) but at least Sega is trying something different. Playing Sonic 3 might still be fun, but spending 300$ to play it is absurd.
With new hardware, change is necessary.
If you don't change, there's no point in creating.
Even on the NES, Mario changed so much.
It's obvious Nintendo has found a groove, but I'm not happy with their stagnation.
Give me Mario?
More Paper Mario, Mario Golf, Tennis, Strikers, Baseball, RPG then.
More forward progression and diversity.
I love Mario, but I don't like beating a prize horse.
Platformers from Nintendo should be coveted affairs, not a monthly occurrence.

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#20

NodesforNoids commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

@minotaurgamer
Nice DK pic.
DKC fan?
Rare sold their souls to Microsoft, maybe that's where you should game.
Making and remaking a small handful of games bought Nintendo a shot and for over 10 years, their consoles failed with the N64 and Gamecube.
2D Mario, for it's install base, was just as much a flop as Galaxy and then, at least multiplayer, level design and emotional connections were apparent.
You say 'as much love as the 3D games', but fans have shown they don't want variety, diversity, story, connection, or gameplay. They want the exact same Mario Miyamoto created 30 years ago.
Unlike companies like Kemco and even Atlus, Nintendo (or rather Miyamoto himself) is progressive. As a designer, artist and inventor, idling hasn't gotten him this far. Innovating has.
We wouldn't have Metal Gear, Sonic, Megaman or tons of other games for his past contributions, but gaming has changed and so has he.
If anything, Nintendo has been reeling him in for too long. He needs to be freed from Mario and given more opportunity to reinvent Nintendo's future, so they can stop relying on their past.

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#21

NodesforNoids commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

@ZenTurtle
Your entire comment is contrite, closedminded trash. If it's a game..?
Is Minecraft not a game?
Ugly Mario..?
8-bit, 30 years old.
What's with the quotations around new? NSMBU had over 20 new frames of animation for each playable character and was the first HD Mario. Ever.
And finally, how do you suppose 4 distinct Mario games, real time switching between art styles, fully fleshed level creation and HD graphics would work on the 3DS??
Maybe you could download some levels to the handheld, but you're so far off in your estimations, it's hilarious.

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#22

NodesforNoids commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

Imagine Zelda, Metroid or even a Nintendo exclusive Castlevania / Megaman / Contra Maker!!
The addition of these new styles pretty much guarantees I'll be picking up this title. Pushmo World's user created stages are the only levels I've really played in that game and this looks like more manic fun!
I hope there's some pre-generated stages to try too (the ones in the video looked insane).

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3...:

New 3DS with a loss, Vita almost triples last week's sales.
With more games coming more frequently and the allure of cross-buy with both PS3 and PS4, I almost wouldn't be surprised to see the Vita overtake the 3DS once the holiday excitement cools.
Nintendo did see a nice boost for the Wii U, but so did most every other system. Comparatively, the jump wasn't overly impressive and unless this positive trend continues, 2015's first quarter will be roughest on Nintendo.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

Nintendo needs to fix this and soon, before the Wii U sales, Smash sales, customer satisfaction and their reputation take a hit they can't recover from.
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Couldn't keep a straight face.
Good job with the game bricking bug in your 'Wii U Savior' Nintendo.
Once the word spreads, you'll be lucky to make mobile games.
Good thing we've still got the New 3DS to pick up the slack.
We just have to wait a few months to play it.

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#25

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Alphadia Genesis (Wii U eShop):

I find I rarely go back to most action / platform / shooter levels twice and never look at the again after they finish.
Without Square, Enix or most Atlus VC games on the Wii U and no new RPGs outside Pier Solar, there is definitely an audience for this. I find the backgrounds, sprites and spell effects detailed enough to prefer this on my TV versus a phone or tablet.
If SE won't bring their games to the Wii U, I'm glad someone has.
Sure it's generic, but at least there are some challenging battles and fun combat systems involved.
I grinded it out for 22-26 hours and enjoyed quite a bit of this game.
For the record, if the Wii U were your only game system, this wouldn't be generic at all. Another platformer would be generic. For the Wii U, this is different than the typical offering and that's a good thing.

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

Score..?
I personally hate the whole 'score' thing.
99% of gamers buy a game for visual appeal or history with the franchise.
I'd say it's probably a 5 for the single player / online experience and a 6.5-7 for the multiplayer.
After spending the week prior to Smash playing Soul Calibur 2 and DOA 3 on my original Xbox, the depth in the actual fight is so noticeably shallow, it wears thin after just a match or two. Hello multi-tier, 2.5D, intricate combos and solid physics for me, good bye floaty, silent protagonists.
I shouldn't expect a company that lives and breathes 2D platforming to do much else. For all the bravado, it doesn't bring much to the table.

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#28

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

The online still seems choppy (despite my Intenet connection having improved considerably since Brawl), the single player is worse than ever and the game feels flatter and far more one dimensional than Melee.
Faster, flashier, brighter, bigger and more exploitative than ever, it's not just chaotic, it's a mess. From the laughable customization and unreliable Smash and Final Smash controls to the complete waste of the Gamepad and over reliance on Gamecube hardware, this was (yes, was. A week was all it took) my least favorite Smash yet. I won't be getting a 3DS until the New 3DS and even then, Smash isn't going to be a game I'll buy again.
Most overhyped game in Nintendo's history.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

Lego City, while plagued with pop-up, screen tearing, ridiculous load times and other technical missteps, still performs quite well once loaded. The city itself is fully explorable without load times and remains consistent throughout.
The only issue comes from starting story missions and entering or leaving the station. It's a great game to play with a snack (and gives perfect opportunities to use the restroom).
I could mention how I was able to play the game for 14 hours the weekend I bought it and not feel eye strain or fatigue that normally accompanies extended play sessions, but really all I'm trying to do is reaffirm that the gameplay more than makes up for the flaws, some Watch Dogs fails spectacularly trying to do.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Guide: The Best Black Friday Nintendo Deals in...:

Best deals in Canada:
Future Shop's Xbox One deal (449$, with Kinect, ACIV, Unity, Just Dance Spotlight and ANY game of your choice)
Walmart's Wii U deal (Super Mario 3D World bundle with WWHD or DKC: TF for free)
or, my favorite, Shopper's Drug Mart's 3DS XL deal (3DS XL, just 129$)
The Wii Party U deals are notable for the bundled Wiimote Plus, as are many of the game discounts, but my major seeking prize is always cheaper eShop cards. Especially as this is the last holiday for DDP. Honestly, I've earned enough on DDP to pay for AC3 and both Mario platformers.
Between Smash and Wario (free on CN), I had enough to get Ballpoint Universe and Zelda 2 for less than 50 cents.
The eShop sales are decent (for Wonderful 101 in particular), but retail is where the discounts rage.
Came close to getting a 65'' 4K set for 1500$ (1100$ off) just hours ago.
Picked sleep, but man would it be sweet for some 8 man Smash.
Like Nintendo's flagship series, chaos is the order of the day every Black Friday.
I'm looking forward to upgrading to a nice little 55'' Sharp set for 980$ at Boxing Day (thanks Kent for the tip!) and all the great New Years deals Nintendo, Capcom and Konami usually offer :)

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#32

NodesforNoids commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

Best exclusives? I'll give you that one.
2015..?
Halo 5. The Order 1886. Tomb Raider. Uncharted 4.
The shop..?
More and cheaper games on BOTH Live and PS Store. With many of the same indies (many of which are already out on other hardware), replete with cross-buy, more app support, better pricing structures and less complicated searching. The other shops also have their own exclusives, often cheaper and better made than the majority of eShop titles.
The controller..?
Not only does Kinect do more than Nintendo's own beleaguered motion control, Sony's Dualshock 4 performs the Wii U Gamepad's tasks, but far less complicated and with an infinitely better battery use.
Virtual console..?
On the X One, I'm sure the marketplace is growing, but PS Now has VC beat, hands down.
Not to mention the infinitely deeper collection of classics and remastered games on the PS3 / 360. Dreamcast, Saturn, PS1, PS2, original Xbox, arcade classics and a ton of multiplatform games that were on the Genesis and SNES.
With ALL of the Wii VC games on the current eShop, the WiiWare titles accessible from a single interface, cross-buy with the 3DS, better Club Nintendo rewards, an extension to the DDP and a system update to speed up the Wii U, then the Wii U would be worth owning.
Worth owning over the PS4 / X One??
Not a chance.
Gamers buy for software.
The 'Wii U is a success' train left the station, jumped the tracks and exploded in May 2013, when literally nothing was stopping Nintendo from succeeding. The built the funeral pyre and climbed right up.
My disappointment with both Smash and Hyrule Warriors has me in a funk and I'm just regretting not buying a PS4 instead. So hey, don't mind me.

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#33

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):

I found PSHD far more enjoyable and longer lasting than Ittle Dew (which seems far better suited to tablets, to be blunt).
Personal opinion of course.
I've just never had PSHD crash my system (not game, but system) the way Ittle Dew has twice.

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of...:

Frozen: Olaf's Quest isn't surprising if you'd seen the movie in theatres the second week.
Packed. Every theatre was packed.
Buying advance tickets was almost necessary, even in smaller markets.
Children still ask me if I've seen it (and I have) while the lead single 'Let it Go' has inspired dozens of viral videos (some parodies) and the soundtrack was pressed to 180g vinyl.
Just Dance's inclusion is selling thousands of copies of this year's entry and disc sales have been better than any other Disney release this year. Disney Animation's first in-house 3D animation seems to have been a success and the game is reflecting this.

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#35

NodesforNoids commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

Console sales prediction?
8.8 million Wii Us before the end of 2014, 9 million by the end of March (end of the fiscal year). 12.6 million by the end of 2015, 13 by the end of March 2016. 13.7 million units lifetime, with Nintendo pulling the plug in March of that same year. By September 2016, the Wii U will no longer be manufactured.
The thing is, Nintendo waited too long to do anything worthwhile with this system and deserve this fate. Hopefully the New 3DS can carry them long enough to retool their console division, to make something more in line with their penny pinching than a video game console.

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#36

NodesforNoids commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

amiibo is a big deal. Loot Crate's amiibo run has sold out and that wasn't cheap.
Most people I know with a Wii U got 1-5 and one girl got 8 (I know 1 person with a PS4, nobody with the X1, 4 people with a Wii U, over 30 people with a 360 and over 20 with a PS3).
My interest in it has plummeted to nothing after seeing the figures and my interest in Smash dropped even further, despite receiving it as a gift from a friend.
I'm still partial to the original and honestly really don't like the Wii U game.
Aside from Bayo 2, I haven't played the system for more than an hour this month.

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#37

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Xavier (Wii U eShop):

Personal opinions, that's all criticisms are.
No opinion or editorial is ever universal.
Like how this review lost alot of credibility for it's subtitle alone.
As a good friend of someone who went to Xavier in the states, it's not 'X'av-yur.
It's actually Zay-vur.
Marvel Comics has ruined a beautiful name with the horrendous pronunciation.
An English website, based out of the UK, should know better than to make these sorts of errors.
Spelling the name 'Zavier' doesn't help matters either.
I won't defend the game's technical flaws or ignore the merits of a negative review.
I would simply appreciate respect towards each title, whether an individual reviewer feels that respect or not.

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#38

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#43

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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#44

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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#45

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.

NodesforNoids

#46

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.

NodesforNoids

#47

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.

NodesforNoids

#49

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).

NodesforNoids

#50

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.