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Octane

Octane

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Octane

#1

Octane commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@rjejr I hope amiibo does the same for Mario Kart 8 as it does for Super Smash Bros.; nothing. Perhaps they'll act as a ghost character you can race against, or something like that. I'm sure Nintendo knows as well that many fans aren't going to be happy if they have to buy 40+ $10.00 figurines to unlock every character and track in MK8.

I think, and perhaps I want amiibo to be a collectable toy for those who like them; toys that happen to interact with several games, and not toys that act like DLC,

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#6

Octane commented on Project CARS Shows a Tremendous Graphical Upgr...:

@JaxonH The game was crowdfunded for PC, PS3, 360, and the Wii U. They dropped the PS3 and 360 support, and they have delayed the Wii U version. I don't think they have any obligation at all. There's not much left of the game they promised it to be.

There's a poll on their site, it clearly states that the Wii U version is the most wanted version. Yet they choose to delay that version of the game. I know that [the poll] doesn't guarantee sales, but it at least shows that Wii U owners are the most involved gamers in the project.

Project Cars is made by a sneaky rubbish company that deletes comments on their site if they don't favour their game. And they can still get away with it. At this point, I don't really care about the game anymore.

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#9

Octane commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

@FragRed About the two project games, Miyamoto has expressed that they have some connection to Star Fox U. I assume they take place in the same ''universe''. He also expressed his wish to create an episodical release for Star Fox U, perhaps as a ''trilogy'' of some sort? Perhaps the Project games are there to build up the hype for Star Fox U. Who knows? But here's a list of software they have planned for the coming years:

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2014/140730_2e.pdf

I don't think they're going to be big games either, but there's nothing wrong with a $20-30 game.

@Nintenjoe64 As far as I know, Namco Bandai has also published some Monolith Soft games in the recent years, so I wasn't entirely sure about that.

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#10

Octane commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

@FragRed Well.. there is;

  • Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Mario Maker
  • Mario Party 10
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Star Fox U (temp.)
  • Project Giant Robot (temp.)
  • Project Guard (temp.)
  • The Legend of Zelda U (temp.)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (temp.)
  • Splatoon

Xenoblade Chronicles X isn't a Nintendo game, but it's an exclusive if you want to count that as well. And these have all been confirmed as retail games as well, so no download-only titles. This year, however, we only got DKC:TF, MK8, (Hyrule Warrios, Bayonetta 2), and SSB for Wii U.

At least in Europe.. as we still have no word on a NES Remix Pack, and Captain Toad is now scheduled to be released in 2015.

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#11

Octane commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

NA gets the NES Remix Pack along with Captain Toad and Smash Bros.. and that isn't a problem? 2015 is already full of 1st party games, there's enough to release one about every month. Oh well, I can wait for a month longer.

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#12

Octane commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Chomposaur Sigh...

1. Online battles still exist, there's an online function called ''special battles'', although not confirmed, I imagine that to be online 1 vs 1 battles.

2. Nintendo isn't stuck in the Stone Age, this is Koei Tecmo's game. If they decide on no online co-op, it's their saying, not Nintendo's.

3. I'm sure Nintendo fans don't mind change. Nobody is against online co-op, a lot of people just don't mind the absence of it. That's a difference. If it was included, it's fine by me, but I didn't plan to use online co-op in first place.

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#13

Octane commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@piggie_pie ''couch co-op'', or local co-op is still possible. Online co-op isn't. However that doesn't mean the game doesn't have online capabilities. There are ''special [online] battles'' for example, as I said before, I imagine a 1 vs 1 battle. I think we'll learn more about that next coming during the Hyrule Warriors Direct.

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#14

Octane commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@CaveDweller ''Local play is useless to me I've got no friends who live near me''
True, but this doesn't make sense either, as online modes do exist. The problem is that most people seem to think that the entire online play is removed by this [no online co-op] statement.

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#17

Octane commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Kewlan Special battles =/= online co-op. We know next to nothing about the modes in this game, it's too soon to jump to conclusions. Special battles are still listed under the online capabilities, and as far as we know, they're still present in the game.

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#18

Octane commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Datasun_7 Indeed, they only ruled out online co-op. There will still be online modes. ''Special battles'' or something like that, I imagine 1 vs 1 online battles. But you know how people quickly jump to conclusions without doing some actual research themselves..

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#21

Octane commented on Captain Toad Won't Be Tracking Treasure In Eur...:

2015 is already packed full of games though... Looks like I'm only getting Hyrule Warriors this year. It's going to be a difficult time keeping this game spoiler free once it hits the US, it would've been nice to play this during the holiday season.

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#23

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

@Zodiak13 Indeed, shovelware (and it's a pun as well!). I don't really care for it. I'm tired of that 16-bit retro look, just because a game looks like something some obscure third party company released on the SNES back in the early 90's, doesn't mean it's a good game. Shovel Knight might actually be one of the few games that are actually playable, but it's still nothing special.

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#28

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

The original Wind Waker, sure the HD versions looked a little better, but I think the remake wasn't necessary, especially since Wind Waker has aged better than other Zelda games. I was never bothered by the things they changed in WW HD, so it's Wind Waker for me.

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#29

Octane commented on First Impressions: Throwing Down in Shigeru Mi...:

@unrandomsam Star Fox Adventures; Paper Mario: Sticker Star; Wii Music; he suggested the ''blow'' mechanic in DKCR (great game, but that was he only thing I personally disliked). He even suggested Kirby to be yellow, and was against the colour pink. He's a great developer, with amazing ideas, I won't deny that, but Miyamoto is just a person, and he will make mistakes every now and then.

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#32

Octane commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

@Yorumi Oh I agree, diverse movesets are a must. But I think that limiting some moves can make some under-used Pokémon more viable. Pokémon like Seaking don't have the best stats, which isn't a problem as long as the Pokémon has a unique moveset, good ability, or just a good combination of moves in general. There are plenty of Pokémon however that can do the same thing as (for example) a Seaking does, thus making Seaking somewhat a useless Pokémon. I think by having more unique combinations of moves on certain Pokémon, it is possible to diversify the competitive battles a lot.

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#33

Octane commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

@Yorumi Or remove some moves, they only add more and more. I don't foresee how that's going to be good thing in the future. I don't think Mega Pokémon are the problem, it's just that they're too overpowered. If Mega Pokémon raised the stats by 50 instead of 100, they would be a lot more interesting. Then there's actually a choice of equiping a Mega stone, or a regular item. Now, the Mega stone is always the best choice.

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#37

Octane commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Captain Toad and Hyrule Warriors are both a day on purchase. I'll keep an eye out for Bayonetta though. Never cared much for Smash Bros, and Ubisoft doesn't deserve my money.

@SavoirFaire

Japan and Europe will get a separate physical disc of Bayonetta with their copy of Bayonetta 2. NA will receive a download code for Bayonetta, so no physical release of Bayonetta in NA. The eShop version of Bayonetta 2 will include a discount (free as well) for Bayonetta, in all regions.

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#38

Octane commented on Video: Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tr...:

@JaxonH I've looked it up, and found some sites mentioning this. It seems that several retail stores have a temporary box art set up for those games. Other than that, no actual confirmation from Nintendo, and I have no idea if the temporary box arts can guarantee anything.

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#40

Octane commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

It only shows that investors are afraid to take risks. They don't care what Nintendo does, they only want Nintendo to make money, and by Nintendo doing the same thing over and over again, they hope to achieve that goal. Every time Nintendo does something new, approval rates drop. It's nothing new, and doesn't say anything about Nintendo at all.

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#41

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@Kirk You're free to presume anything you want, but at least elaborate yourself, and explain why this game isn't a simple knock off from every other sidescrolling shooter. It's a sidescrolling shooter, the sprites don't use more than 4 images, and all you do is collect gems, which are translated into a score. The artwork isn't great, we've seen the gameplay before. The only thing that makes this game slightly interesting/unique is the ice cream vs. vegetables theme, but even that gets thrown out of the window as soon as the game starts and becomes completely irrelevant.

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#42

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@Kirk The ice cream doesn't make it terrible, it's the gameplay itself. It's a simple shooter. The coding for that can be written in under an hour, further, there's some simple animations, but that's about it. The artwork might take week, but in all honestly, it's really not that difficult. I bet that anyone with a little experience in making games, is able to produce this. It's a simple copy of another sidescrolling shooter without much depth. If they have been working on this for several months, I honestly wonder what they've been wasting their time on.

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#43

Octane commented on Save The Universe From Evil Vegetables In Upco...:

@deKay Actually, yes. Just for personal use, with the aid of Game Maker. But that shouldn't matter, as I don't have to be a movie director to have an opinion on a particular movie. This game doesn't look that difficult to make, I guess anyone with a little experience could make this within a week.

If a game is good, it is good; If it's terrible, it's terrible. Being an ''indie'' game isn't an excuse for poor quality.

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#47

Octane commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

Any price cut will sell more systems, thanks for stating the obvious. Mario Kart 8 is one of the most succesful games of the series, if I recall correctly; it had the biggest attach rate, doubled (if not more) Wii U sales, so it's already a succes..

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#50

Octane commented on First Impressions: Getting Creative With Mario...:

@Jared1984 I don't think so. Whilst they confirmed that they'll add more in the final version, I still expect it to be a limited editor. I doubt you will be able to recreate any level from the main games, as they usually revolve around a level specific mechanic. Just take the rotating grass wheels in the first level of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I doubt they give you the option to make those.