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NodesforNoids

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#2

NodesforNoids commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

@noctowl
If you read more than the first line of post, you'd realize the idiocy of your response. They released the game on eShop, after realizing the kinds of experiences most iOS games strive to provide. The shot is obviously at the Letter, offering nothing for 50 cents then promising to 'patch' the game, as if it could be fixed with a patch.
Before Chubbins and Soon Shine, we had games like Nano Assault Neo, Little Inferno, Mighty Switch Force HD, Ducktales, and Trine 2. Dahku was trying to provide a quality experience for less money, while not churning out free crap and selling it at big gains. I don't know alot of people that hated, disliked or straight up regretted Chubbins or Soon Shine the way they felt about stuff like Gaiabreaker and the Letter. There's tons of fundamentally broken trash on the eShop. I don't think either one of Dahku's games fall into that category.

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#3

NodesforNoids commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

The Letter. It's the 49 cent 'experience' that has actually sold well enough to fund other, possibly worse, titles by a developer who genuinely thought what he created was a 'full game'.
If I were Slender Man's creator, I'd have been extremely embarassed by any comparisons made towards his game.
I never played either or Dahku's games. And I don't feel that bad about it. Sometimes, it just doesn't come together. Sierra, makers of the King's Quest series, has gone under. THQ. And let's not forget the buyouts and conglomerates to save floundering companies. Sega and Atlus, Bandai and Namco, Koei and Tecmo, Square and Enix, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics. It's a fact of business: not every competitor will survive.
Video games, now a billion dollar industry, is even more cut throat than before.
If there are enough stupid gamers out there to support garbage like the Letter, it's on those gamers' hands that the blood should fall.

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#4

NodesforNoids commented on Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Co...:

My previous statement is a bright light on Nintendo and (ultimately) the changing nature of gaming.
Nintendo creates fantasy titles with little to no voice acting.
Aside from a handful of offerings, Nintendo's first party catalogue is one of universal appeal, without need for local slang or inside humor.
There is no grand scheme, no overarching plot.
Each title is a seperate entity whose main objective is to provide stand alone fun. Fun challenges ideas, whether it concerns, controls, visuals, aural interaction or involvement.
Each unique individual has their own perceptions and ideals.
The goal is to be accommodating yet uncompromising.
While more and more companies push the Last of Us, Skyrim and DmC style experience, that is story woven into play, play incorporating entertainment, entertainment pushing sensory stimulatiob, Nintendo still attempts to engross without the cinematic extravagance.
Electronic Arts (I hate beating a dead horse, but still) is fully encapsulated in the 'new movement'. Dead Space has a movie. Dragon Age has a movie. Dante's Inferno has a movie. EA, for better or for worse, wants games to have a voice and not just a subliminal 'voice' but a voice that enunciates, punctuating each moment with a memorable, watercooler event.
The spectacle is more important than the quality or the quantity.
They do it with the movies.
They do it with all the special editions.
They do it by recycling resources.
They do it by jumping on trends and monopolizing an otherwise open market..
And they do it by eliminating retail and ownership and replacing them with subscription services, services that are entirely dependent on EA's mood, financial standing and licensing contracts.
And others are wanting to do the same.
Why isn't EA supporting the Wii U? Talk install base all you want, EA never truly supported the Wii U because they realized Nintendo wasn't going to head down the same path. Ever.
Microsoft, believing the XB1 is failing / a failure, isn't above jumping into bed with money. Even if they lose their fans' respect and their exclusive games abandon them.
Like DoA 3, DR3 and Rare, Microsoft is EXACTLY like EA, they just make the crap the games play on.

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#5

NodesforNoids commented on Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Co...:

It's kind of funny that European gamers are complaining about the release dates. It honestly seems that most Wii U gamers come out earlier in in European countries.
One game, a 'mature' title, gets an earlier NA release and it's a full out march on Nintendo HQ.
From what I've read, the German ratings board is almost as restrictive, going so far as to prohibit advertising or even display of certain 'inappropriate' titles, relegating them to 'unless you ask, we don't carry them'.
Bayonetta 1 wasn't exactly the tamest game and the sequel likely has to jump through just as many hoops to avoid certain, unwanted designations.
Until those hoops are passed, the game won't get printed which means it can't ship or be sold on the eShop.
It's insane that a game could release faster than it does in NA, which suggests to me that those games were submitted much earlier to those ratings boards. The only delay we Canadian gamers have seen (in comparison to our stateside neighbours) is licensing.
Like iTunes, it seems many companies aren't applying for license in Canada, which can only be indie games with voice acting or alot of text.
Paying for the French dub / sub option is often not included in smaller studios' budgets, hence no European release and no Canadian release either.
It's unfortunate, but I wouldn't be shocked to see the Fall and other similar titles delayed several months beyond their NA dates.

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#6

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe):

Cubemen 2, you say? I think I'll wait till next week and get Teslagrad and stick with Capcom's rather wonderful Gargoyle 2. I'm waiting patiently for Tengami (seems it's rated and ready to go) and Demon's Crest.
Hyrule Warriors seems like a November purchase to me, wanting to have money for eShop games and the high end Capcom / Konami VC titles.
October is Bayonetta time.

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#7

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 4th September (Europe):

I'm surprised that, after almost a year, Wind Waker HD hasn't been reduced by at least 10$. I know it debuted at 50$ over here, I guess I'm just surprised a ten year old upmake is still pushing 50-60$.
By the end of the year, I'd imagine the Last of Us Remastered is going to be 35-45$, or roughly half the price of a new PS4 title.

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#8

NodesforNoids commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

It's funny how even Nintendo isn't dumb enough to try and compete with (what I assume will be) MMX3 or Steamworld Dig.
The 28th could be a very good day (Tengami has been hinted at for the same day and Canadians may see Frederic next Thursday).

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#9

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:

It's safe to say, when we include digital downloads, that YW2 has easily doubled YW's lifetime sales.
I think releasing YW on the eShop and doing a physical release for YW2 (and sometime in the next 6 months) would be a great localization strategy.

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#10

NodesforNoids commented on Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japa...:

HILARIOUS. With USFIV releasing on PS3, this is yet another week the PS3 has outsold the PS4. I guess games really do move hardware.
I'd say it's a safe bet, considering the next six weeks, to say Wii U will continue outselling either Playstation and well into October.
Once Smash arrives, I think Nintendo's homefield advantage will really show.

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#14

NodesforNoids commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

Unfortunately, those Miiverse gamers look at a game, like MK8 at 65$, and justify the Letter for being 130x cheaper (or 33x cheaper, seeing as many of them purchased it at 2$).
The Letter isn't a fraction of a percentage of a MK8, Rayman Legends or DKC. It isn't worth the handful of hours it took to program it. It isn't worth the time it takes to download. It isn't worth going through the steps to download it. It isn't worth the space on the Wii U's HDD.
I've wished the dev good luck fixing it, because 'I don't think you can or will'.

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#15

NodesforNoids commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

Not even worth 50 cents. I'd have to be paid to play this for myself.
Treefall's dev has found the stupidest gamers on Miiverse and he's milking his fame for another 'game'.
Which is idiocy: the Letter is as bad as it is due to a failed Kickstarter. But really, looking at the Maze.. would a successful Kickstarter have helped? His engine, art, assets, controls, story, music and gameplay aren't even subpar, they are insults to the technological progression and the advancement of the games industry over these last 25 years.

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#16

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Con...:

3 PS1 games have been released in the last 8-12 weeks, and Sony still doesn't have alot of good games available.
Brave Fencer Musashi, Mega Man Legends 1 and 2, Einhander, SaGa Frontier, Rival Schools: UBF and Soul Edge are CLASSIC PS One classics that Sony virtually abandoned, as far as western gamers are concerned.
Nintendo releases 3 VC titles, with 5 more on the way (at the least) and it's 'Nintendo sucks'.
Could it be better? Yes. Does Nintendo not want to pay thousands to port 5-8 games weekly and risk first party titles cannibalizing the 3rd party sales? I wouldn't want to.
Frankly, it's stupid to even think that having a hundred or so additional VC titles would sell systems.
And frankly, right now, Nintendo doesn't care for anything else.

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#17

NodesforNoids commented on SNES Classic Cybernator Is Suiting Up For An A...:

Still gonna be a MM game come out, which is why MK came out. This way, Nintendo's hoping MK can grab some of the MK8 hype, without cannibalizing the other two games' sales.
With no retail releases and a bunch of indie delays, this is the perfect time for a host of new and exciting VC content!
Cybernator being my pick of the litter, but I'm sure any one of them is well worth the cost.

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#19

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Hardware and Exclusives Hold Firm at ...:

@Peach64
Though I agree completely, Wii U (and MK8) are making the PS4 look.. About how it SHOULD look everywhere.
After all the criticism regarding Darksiders 2 (dark Zelda), Arkham City (GOTY), NG3 (the markedly improved Razor's Edge) and ME3 (GOTY) being at launch, the hypocrisy is running high.
Master Chief Collection, Rayman Legends, Tomb Raider: DE, FIFA: WC, The Last of Us Remastered and (inevitably) GTAV.
Lots of NEW and UNIQUE games, for sure.
Japan sees it.
Doesn't seem like anyone else does.
I guess they're too busy filming themselves playing Resogun nude.

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#23

NodesforNoids commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Oh, but here's the thing, without a Nintendo system for release, this DOES NOT count as Nintendo news.
The Wii U is a piece of steaming garbage, we know.
Capcom makes RE, we know.
The last time this game was released, it was on the GC, we know.
You do know, the game originally came out for the PS1 and the Saturn, right?
And for years, every single RE game was released on EVERY platform.
It was all on the Dreamcast!
Who cares if it's not coming to a Nintendo system?
Is this site now GameLife?
Most flamebait worthy article of the day.

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#24

NodesforNoids commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

Resident Evil.
Resident Evil: Director's Cut.
Resident Evil (Gamecube).
Resident Evil (PS3, PS4, XBOX One, XBOX 360).
Let's not for get the light gun games based off of this part of the RE series.
Or the fact that RE 1 was such a terrible game (The original? Horrible.) they needed to realease 3 versions to make it playable.
They'll change things and current RE tells you.. it's gonna suck.

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#26

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Hey, NL
The Unepic / Abyss discounts are actually contingent on ownerships. As in, if you own one, you can get the discount for the other.
The discount will NOT be available for all gamers.
The guys at Nintendo Everything confirmed this already.

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#27

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (Europe):

Abyss for practically nothing? It's a short, cheap game that's as free as Nintendo gaming gets. At 75% off, it's a steal.
I'm still hoping for a decent sale in NA on either Knytt Underground or Unepic.
Both were fun playing (pretentious, frustrating, middling, and obnoxious too) I just don't have the spare cash to commit to owning them.
Aside from Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta, my year's calendar is open, so those two games could fill the void.

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#29

NodesforNoids commented on Have Some Gorgeous New Super Smash Bros. Scree...:

I'm more a Bayonetta / Hyrule Warriors fan myself.
Haven't really ever enjoyed the competitive nature and the single player mode is really one dimensional.
I can appreciate the game if it sells systems, but it's really just an excuse to roll out some fan service on Nintendo's part.
The two titles I mentioned might be a little over the top, or a little heavy handed, but I've enjoyed them in the past.
Smash is just Nintendo doing the SOS. New gen, new Smash. It's HD... and that's it.
If this is the future, I hope the company folds. Be better off peddling Mario and DK on PS4, iPhone's and XBOX than recycling ideas constantly.
At least Zelda is a decent spin on Dynasty Warriors and Bayonetta is just 2 and not 4 or 5.
I feel too realistic and jaded to like Nintendo for their 'freshly dragged through the mud' games and constant financial drama. Maybe gaming in general is just a tired concept. Framerate and resolution is so important now, maybe I'll join an AMD fan page, so I can talk directly with people about what gaming's 'all about now'.
Or I could just never spend another dime on this hobby and go live outside of western society's privilege over posterity.

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#30

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop):

For reference, I played the first two levels with motion and the Gamepad. The boost jump is MUCH easier with motion, executed by swiping the 'pad itself downwards.
It's actually a pretty natural feeling movement, not something I can the same about the corresponding button combination.
I can't imagine patching D-pad support would be impossible (the Wiimote allows it already), something that would really help the game.
Let's be honest though, the EXACT same issues are present here as with Sonic: TLW and that got a higher score so it could sell more copies.
Seriously, every single issue with that game came down to control.
Sega, like Upper Byte / Neko doesn't know how their character SHOULD move. One, like Spiderman (I guess), another, more like Mario (apparently), but these aren't judgements placed upon them in comparison to current platformers.
Those are judgments placed upon them, through weighty nostalgia.
Both could be much better and both are deserving of lowered scores.
But Nintendolife's scoring has become more and more skewed towards key retail titles these last 12 months. I'm thinking self-preservation may have something to do with it.

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#31

NodesforNoids commented on Review: Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop):

And yet, still not as frustrating as Puddle.
I found it much more enjoyable than Scram Kitty.
Very similar to Castlevania IV's whip swinging (where the whip would sometimes pull in inexplicably after certain sections).

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#32

NodesforNoids commented on Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for W...:

For those that don't have the really old systems and want to save space, I actually have a RetroN system and it's great. Consoles take up tons of space, so having your set-up in a single location is great.
It may be expensive, but if you're collecting all the systems from scratch (especially the GBA, whose SP still commands a decent price) it'll put you in a similar ballpark.
It's virtually painless and works much better with modern TVs.

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#33

NodesforNoids commented on Collectorvision Announces Justice Beaver for W...:

This looks like Super Metroid meets MMX, which would make it a must buy for me.
SNES revival? Genesis / MD revival? AWESOME.
That PS1 throwback RPG couldn't come out soon enough for me!
Hopefully, this doesn't hit a bunch of delays.. Keeping it away from Microsoft would be a good start.

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#34

NodesforNoids commented on Video: The 10 Best Zelda Games As Selected By You:

It's not Zelda, but I had an idea for Shining Force (the one Sega game that made me put down ALttP, back in the day).
Sega and Atlus, sitting in a tree. One makes Sonic, the other.. SHINING FORCE 3. Come on Segatlus! Let's port the FULL SF3 on the 3DS.
Or just a new SF, developed by Atlus.
It could be great.

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#36

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

@gatorboi352
Not sure if that's something I'd be admitting out loud..
Kevin Spacey, sure, but it's as creative as Madden, FIFA and Assassin's Creed.
New location, some new characters, slightly more convoluted storyline.
The only thing that really changes is they add another zero to the marketing budget.

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#37

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (North America):

For reference, as was with the Letter, Frederic's journey to Canada seems to have been delayed.
Whether the game makes it North or not is beside the point: the fact there is any divide between Nintendo of America and Nintendo Canada is infuriating.
Thankfully, it's only been indie titles thus far.

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#40

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

I had an idea for a game.. Just like this, but obviously different.
In fact, a college friend has been working on DOOM, QUAKE and UT mods for YEARS. Recently, after producing a small engine similar to UT, but with different texture distribution, he asked if I wanted to make the idea reality.
I would, someday, but probably not soon.
Regardless, this was my idea.
The Forsaken

  • takes place entirely in an abandoned hotel
  • 300 unique rooms
  • 1200+ interactive items
  • puzzle based gameplay
  • ambient noise, little music (except from sources in the game world. eg: radio, TV, record player)
  • One puzzle goes as follows:
    You awaken in a room and you're locked inside. You try to kick it open with no success. Using a chair against the door produces a similar result.
    You examine your surroundings. The bed is a mess and a scrap of paper on the end table draws your attention. The lamp doesn't work.
    The scrap is covered with gibberish. It looks like numbers.
    You can move the bedding about.
    You discover a locked box under the pillowcase.
    Looking around the room, you spy a painting on the wall and an oddly shaped lemon on the ground. The lemon is actually a candle.
    Searching the bedside table reveals a book of matches.
    Melting the lemon produces a key from within the candle.
    The key opens the box.
    A note with the phrase 'just one more' written hastily is inside the box.
    The old 'safe behind a portrait' apples here. The safe opens with the combination. Another, larger key is inside. Combining the keys fits the lock, ensuring your escape.
    But escape isn't going to be any easier. New puzzles must be solved as you advance in your journey.
    Someone wants you here and they want to have fun.
  • Early on, it becomes obvious an audience is watching
  • Reasons behind your panic to escape are clear early on
  • Even without antagonists or combat, there is still a great level or terror and suspense
    Should everything work for me to ever make this game, I'd expect it no earlier than summer 2017. It's a pipedream, at best, but an idea I've had percolating for 6-8 years now.
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#41

NodesforNoids commented on QOL Trademark Filings Point to Quality of Life...:

It's funny, AdmiralThrawn, that someone with a self appointed title of 'Admiral' wouldn't think before he spoke.
How is a game, an exaggerated demo at that, to blame for nearly 2 years of Wii U failures.
I hope you like eating crow, as it seems to be what you're asking for.
Poor marketing, lacklustre 3rd party support, indie delays and a shallow release schedule are MUCH bigger problems for Nintendo right now.
And for the record, everyone thought Pikmin 3 was going to 'help turn things around' and it basically flopped.
Which was the last Miyamoto game. The bar seems pretty low as far as expectations are concerned.
Oh and then there's the dozen first party titles, two HUGE second party titles and.. uh.. OH YEAH. ZELDA.

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#42

NodesforNoids commented on Wii U and 3DS Hardware Sales See Slight Increa...:

PS4 sales didn't drop nearly as much as the PSV. Over 20%, despite a few top 10 games? It's not as if the Vita TV picked up much slack either.
Wii U bumped by over 1200 units, twice as much as the 360 and PSP did combined.
I'm seeing August and September as two months Nintendo can really use to pull away from Sony, at least in Japan.

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#44

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

Aside from those titles, Fatal Frame is a rather intriguing possibility (though limited in audience due to the expenses that would come from hiring a vocal team, something I argue will narrow it's scope in non-English speaking locations due to necessary subtitles) Mario Maker and Art Academy look to inspire creativity and just who knows what 3rd parties will join the party if Wii U sales were to take off.
Watch_Dogs is a sure thing and Ubisoft has teased another, but what would, say, EA's response be to the still struggling system selling another 4-6 million systems this calendar year?

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#45

NodesforNoids commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

sinalefa, I think you just hit the nail on the head. Will Nintendo adapt cross-buy at the end of the DDP? Who knows at this point. What we do know, is this week (and the rest of August) seems packed with indies.
I counted 11 indies with potential July / August release dates still to come.
Tengami, Teslagrad, Pier Solar, Assault Android Cactus, Master Reboot, Wooden Sen'Sey, Super Toy Cars, Midtown Crazy Race and Art of Balance are 9 likely 'summer' releases. Dieselstormers and The Fall seem to be very far along. I'd be surprised if either waited until autumn to debut.
Then we have SSB, Lego Batman 3, Skylanders, DI 2.0, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Toad's Treasure Tracker and Steamworld Dig.
After E3, I also wouldn't be surprised to see Kirby, Yoshi and Splatoon by May. Not to mention the possibility of Minecraft (not my cup of tea, but it could happen).
With Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mighty No. 9 and Zelda on the horizon, the next 17 months look VERY interesting.

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#46

NodesforNoids commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

Fatal Frame seems like a movie that would go nicely along the lines of The Ring and The Grudge. Let's not forget that one of Saw's original visionaries was also Japanese.
The movie seems like a no-brainer for American audiences, but the manga? The Wii U game?
No offense to European markets, but the US is the world's biggest market because of the English language. It's streamlined American culture.
European markets? Not even close.
And gamers HATE subtitles. So, triple the localization budget (if not 5-8x larger) just to cater to countries like Belgium and Poland who, if my info is correct, has been the lowest first world market for Nintendo titles for over 20 years now. The sheer audacity of it is banal.
And for the simple reason the majority of gamers would refuse to buy a subtitled game, IF it is localized, Nintendo would likely only pay a small English cast, potentially even hiring internally.
That, people, is the reality of the Wii U's install base.
Shovel Knight isn't out yet? I guess the whole '8-15 languages' they needed to include, the ratings checks, additional bug testing and distribution adds both time AND money, huh?
Fatal Frame MIGHT be localized, in English and subtitled in non-English speaking locales, but it's not happening for a long time, and that's only if both FF and Hyrule Warriors do well.
They haven't talked seriously about localizing Yokai Watch yet. They definitely haven't spoken very seriously about Puzzle and Dragons Z, so why would Nintendo spend (potentially) 2-3 million localizing a game that, to be frank, would fall into a niche and sell terribly.
For a system that has sold 7.3-7.5 million units, MK8's 1.6-1.8 million sales are astronomical. But to localize, they'll need to push a million copies of HW worldwide and 300k-400k copies of this new FF.
I don't want to come across as a hater but as a realist.
-> If this doesn't get released in EU (couldn't care less about US ) then I will attempt a boycott of the Wii U and future first party games and yes sell my Wii U for pittance.
THAT is what we should avoid.
THAT sounds like a fanboy regretting his choice.
Sorry, UltimateDespair, but you fell right into it.
I wouldn't give you or anyone pittance for such an obnoxious attitude, acting like Nintendo should sacrifice it's empire to sate the appetites of those chomping on pipe dreams. It's not in your hands.
But IF Nintendo wants to see if localization is worth it, put up a pre-order. Vote with your wallets, not your mouths and then we'll see what happens.
Half of the people who demand these games never buy them, so why should Nintendo bother listening?
(/devil's advocate rant)
Don't jump on your keyboards and get mad.
Go out and DO something.

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#47

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Personally, I think Nintendo should extend the DDP through to the end of 2015. I've got 4 games worth through it so far (Arkham Origins, NES Remix 2, New Super Luigi U and Scribblenauts Unmasked). It would be great to have when the next 18 months' games hit us, that's for sure!

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#48

NodesforNoids commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@rjejr, I did the same!
The 399 points for G&W are almost too good to pass up. Even if I'd have more enjoyment from NES Remix, G&W's DDP points gave me one code and put me within 200 of another. Guacamelee and (the still discounted) Armillo gave me another. Cashing all 3 gave me enough for NES Remix 2, so I'm all set for the rest of summer!

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#49

NodesforNoids commented on Master Reboot to Arrive on the Wii U eShop on ...:

I remember reading on a site, and recently (probably Polygon, seeing as their anti-Nintendo editorials are becoming all the more one sided) that Nier is the game Zelda wishes it could be, Chrono Trigger is the most overrated RPG is an overrated genre, Folklore is the greatest game no one played and no indie was worth the time, money or effort. I seem to recall 'inept', 'uninspired' and 'pretentious' being the descriptors. After searching said reviewers' reviews, he (or she, there was no picture) had MK8 ranked a 6.5 out of 10, Shovel Knight a 6 out of 10 and Wind Waker a 6 out of 10.
Now, it might just be me, but calling Pokemon a 'fad' seems like just one more sign of said reviewer's stupidity. 18 years, 25 manga series, over 245 million units in sales, Nippon jets, trains, Time magazine, Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons, 14 soundtracks, 17 films, over 800 episodes, 36 games, guest appearances in dozens of other Nintendo games and dozens of Guinness Records.
Point is, sometimes I trust reviewers.. Other times, I really don't.

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#50

NodesforNoids commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

I've got friends on Facebook whose 13-16 year old nieces / nephews have exchanged or admitted to have exchanged nude pictures on that site.
The fact is, there's too much posted to be properly moderated without community assistance and often, the community doesn't do anything.
It's not that it isn't offensive material, it's that alot of the people viewing it are just as starved for attention as the posters.
The protection Nintendo wants is the 'selfies' which could be so-called 'signed photos'. As in, a photo that contains the person's name or other restricted information. I've heard of a site here in Canada (Nexopia) where 30+ males were hiding their age, meeting and having sex with 14-16 year old girls.
Realistically, as much as I'm not a fan of censorship, I just hate that kind of crap. 18+? You'd kill the app in a day.