User Profile

Octane

Octane

Joined:
Sat 29th March, 2014

Recent Comments

Octane

#4

Octane commented on Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's ...:

@Damo Sure, I assume there was something going on with Devil's Third at NOA, but to know for sure is something else. My assumption is just an assumption after all. I think that they are very well aware that Devil's Third isn't anywhere near an amazing game, so I could understand the hesitation to publish the game.

I was just wondering if the sources where also available to us. I understand that not everything can be publicly shared, and I'll take your word for it, but with all the rumours and speculation going on, actual sources are always much appreciated.

Octane

#6

Octane commented on Rumour: XSEED Less Than Happy With Nintendo's ...:

@Damo ''but one of the most unusual twists was that it very nearly got dropped by Nintendo of America only to be picked up again when the company performed a less-than-elegant 180 following the reaction of fans to the news.''

Is there any proof for this? I thought that was all rumour and speculation, besides even if they changed their mind, I doubt it was because of the fan reaction.

Octane

#8

Octane commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

@MIDP Yeah, the NSMBU+NSLU already exists, however not as a separate release, they were included in the Wii U bundles. Still, I don't get why they're making such a big deal out of it. It's the same game, same package, it's just a re-release essentially.

Octane

#11

Octane commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

@SuperDan64 Actually I don't think physical media is going away. eBooks haven't completely gotten rid of the interest in real books. Even in music, where the prefered medium was digital for the last decade or so, we see a rise in physical media again. Sure, I expect the digital medium in the gaming industry to grow, but I do not expect physical to go completely away. I'm all for a world where both are an option; physical and digital, and I don't really get why some people want to get rid of either one medium as fast as possible. Having multiple options is always better.

Octane

#14

Octane commented on Pokkén Tournament Trademark Surfaces In Europ...:

@Kaze_Memaryu £6.26 for three cards (according to Amazon.co.uk), that's €8.76. I think that's expensive. Sure it's cheaper than the figurines, but if they're going to release several sets of 100 cards, and they're all randomly selected in each package, then that's still quite expensive in my opinion.

Octane

#16

Octane commented on Pokkén Tournament Trademark Surfaces In Europ...:

@arnoldlayne83 No, because Nintendo didn't develop this game. Bandai Namco did. Now I hope there are plans to release it on the Wii U, but with Game Freak and The Pokémon Company involved, I'm not sure how we'll end up getting the game.

@Kaze_Memaryu: I doubt it, NFC chips aren't more expensive than the card itself. The Animal Crossing cards are actually quite expensive (they aren't on the cheap side at least). I was at least expecting plastic cards, credit card material, but they're just made of paper.

Octane

#21

Octane commented on Mario Memories: Super Mario Galaxy 2: A Tale o...:

@FlappyFalco Oh, Peewee Piranha? I thought that boss was pretty cool. Just like Dino and Petey Piranha in the previous 3D Mario games. My main problem with the game was its linearity, which was even worse than Galaxy 1, the lack of HUB world and so on. Also, whilst Galaxy 1 had this very distinct space theme, I felt that Galaxy 2 mostly took place in the clouds. Just a minor complaint, but it definitely didn't feel as epic or grand as Galaxy 1.

Octane

#24

Octane commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@BacktoNarnia VGChartz is down at the moment, so I don't have any numbers, but I think you're overestimating the demand for Xenoblade. It's true that they didn't make a lot of copies, but I highly doubt they would've sold everything if they doubled the available copies. Also, wasn't there some GameStop scam going on in the US with Xenoblade?

Nevertheless, Xenoblade is an example of a niche game that eventually turned out to get decent support in the west. However if you take a look at other games, like Pandora's Tower and The Last Story, they weren't nearly as successful as Xenoblade. The problem is that most Japanese niche games end up as one of the latter examples. I can already tell that Fatal Frame isn't going to sell. I'm sure you can find fans for every game, but a lot of time it's not worth their money and time to localise these niche games.

Octane

#25

Octane commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR I don't know who wrote this, but these melodramatic clickbait articles don't make this site a better place as a news site. And apart from the topic itself, it's a terrible article. Halfway through and I didn't even know what I was reading anymore, no cohesive substance whatsoever.

Octane

#26

Octane commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@Spoony_Tech Well then, why would you complain about this if you don't think this is outdated? Apparently you're not fine with the policies. However, this isn't a ''Japanese tradition'', policies like this exist for employees all over the world. They exist to protect the company. Now this case might not have caused damage at all to Nintendo, but they have to draw a line. Pranger was very well aware of this and he crossed that line.

So no, I don't think that this topic is relevant at all, because they're in this regard the same company as any other company. Don't pretend that this is Nintendo's fault, because any other company would've done the same.

Octane

#27

Octane commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@Spoony_Tech No, it isn't outdated. Pretty much every big company has policies like this. If they didn't fire him, or if the policies weren't there in the first place, that wouldn't stop the next employee from talking about stuff he wasn't supposed to either. You have to draw a line somewhere, he crossed that line, he even signed the contract knowing very well what was allowed and what not. This is entirely his own fault and this has nothing to do with Nintendo's policies.

Octane

#30

Octane commented on Here Are Some Handy Tips for Viewing Splatoon ...:

@Spoony_Tech ガチ (Gachi) can be used as a prefix and it roughly translates to ''super'' or ''great''. Ranked Battles are also called ガチマッチ (Gachimatchi), ''super match'' or something along the lines of that.

Splat Zones are called ガチエリア (Gachieria [ga-chi-e-ri-a]), エリア (Eria) is a direct translation of ''area'', so that makes sense. I assume that the other one translates to something along the lines of ''tower'', but that's not important, just remember one and you'll know the other mode as well.

Octane

#31

Octane commented on 'Green Blob' Pokémon Set for Key Role in Meg...:

I'm not sure if this thing is related to Zygarde. I mean, yes they're both green, snake-like, but that's about it. It's definitely not a pre-evolution, just compare the two side by side. They look very little alike. To me it looks more like a Dunsparce than anything else.

@shibbyduckegg The red spot is on their belly, the green spot on their back.

Octane

#34

Octane commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@HugoSmits Sure, but still, they could've waited until E3, or whenever they started talking to third parties, if that's true. The original announcement was nothing more than a reassurance.

Do you have any source by the way? I can't find any confirmation that they're showing the NX to third parties. I'm sure I read something like that, but I'm not sure if that was just a rumour or not.

Octane

#35

Octane commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@DESS-M-8 Can you (or anyone else for that matter) confirm they had the NX running behind closed doors at E3? I cannot recall if that was just a rumour or actually confirmed.

Nevertheless, is doesn't contradict my statement. RupeeClock originally said that they revealed NX early so that game developers have more time to develop games for NX. But as you said yourself, that is all done behind closed doors. They could've showed the NX to developers without publicly revealing its codename. Thus, the early NX reveal was nothing more than a reassurance that Nintendo will continue making dedicated hardware and not go mobile or third party or whatever the doom and gloom articles have been saying.

EDIT: As for Dragon Quest XI and all the other Square Enix games that are rumoured to be ported to NX, Square Enix themselves have stated that they would like to, but don't know anything about the NX yet, and haven't negotiated with Nintendo yet either. That's why nothing has been officially confirmed, because they don't know even what the NX is yet.

Octane

#37

Octane commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@HugoSmits True, but RupeeClock argued that announcing the system early would give developers more time to work on games for the system. This isn't true, because they could've easily showed a prototype off behind closed doors. They didn't have to reveal it publicly in order to let the developers know.

@Takerkaneanite6 There might've been, I'm not sure if that statement was ever confirmed or not. Nevertheless, that had nothing to do with the early reveal of NX. They could've showed developers some proto-type hardware without publicly revealing a codename to the public.

People are looking too much into it. They only revealed the codename of NX ''early'' to reinsure the public that they're still working on dedicated hardware systems. If they didn't make that mobile game announcement, we wouldn't have heard about the NX yet either.

Octane

#38

Octane commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

@RupeeClock No, it doesn't. They didn't reveal anything. They only confirmed that they are working on new hardware, something they always do, so no big surprises there. Without specs or any idea of what the NX is going to be, developers don't have anything to work with.

Octane

#40

Octane commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, P...:

@garthvader Look at the sales of the Fatal Frame franchise, no matter who published and advertised the game, this isn't going to become a million seller. If this sells 200,000 worldwide, that would make it the best selling entry in the franchise. They have every reason to be cautious. It's an extremely niche series. Advertising is also really expensive. I think they're better off letting gaming sites like NL do the advertising for them. TV ads probably won't make a difference for this game anyway.

Octane

#41

Octane commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, P...:

@garthvader They are releasing it everywhere. What's the problem?

@readyletsgo You're quite generous if you think that the game will sell 50,000 copies in Europe alone in just a couple of days. I don't think pre-orders will sell out, unless it's really limited, as in a couple of thousand copies. Just keep an eye out and you should be fine.

Octane

#43

Octane commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Dated, P...:

@Zyph This game will have trouble selling 500,000 copies regardless of how they distribute it. It's an extremely niche series. Providing a ''free demo'', might convince more people to get the game. The limited edition is probably just fan service to the few people that are going to buy the game regardless. I'll admit, it's a little weird that there's no regular version. I only hope the limited edition is reasonably priced. I'm interested in this game, and I love to get the physical copy if possible, but I'm not forking out more than €60, because the physical distribution of this game is limited to a limited edition.

As for Devil's Third, rumour has it that the game is garbage, I can understand the hesitation to publish a game like that if the rumours are true.

@Peach64 Don't worry, there's a regular case included as well!