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Oren87

Oren87

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#1

Oren87 commented on Interview: Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Chall...:

@crzysortagamer The art design and scope of the environments in Xenoblade are some of the best I've ever seen. There are some muddy textures but beauty isn't defined by how many pixels/ polygons you can fit onto the screen.

If you haven't seen this game in motion then you owe it to yourself to give it a chance. I think it's going to look fantastic in 3D.

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#4

Oren87 commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

@Artwark

All we have is a codename though. If they aren't going to release any details until next year then it could still be 2-3 years until it's release. That will mean the 3DS is 6-7 years old. Sounds realistic to me.

Also with the Wii U they have already started winding down. Expect it's life cycle to be shorter than consoles that have come before it, especially if the next console combines portable and home.

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#5

Oren87 commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

@Barely_Able

Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification.

For anyone declaring this is the end for Nintendo; take a deep breath and think before posting. A lot of you want to see Nintendo competing with the big two again. There is no way this will happen without making moves like this. The market has changed immeasurably in the last decade or so and Nintendo hasn't moved with it. If we all still want to be playing new Nintendo games in twenty, ten or even five years then something has to change.

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#7

Oren87 commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

About time. A market with basically unlimited potential for them. It makes perfect business sense to go into it and I'm surprised it hasn't happened earlier.

No need to panic. It's not as if the next main series Zelda or Mario is going to be on android/ iPhone. It'll be games like Pokemon shuffle and other small puzzle games using Nintendo IP. More money to develop the games we want can't be a bad thing.

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#8

Oren87 commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

Another 2 month wait for us Europeans... Probably just as well, I bought Majora's Mask on launch day and haven't touched it due to MH4 stealing all of my spare time.

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#9

Oren87 commented on Review: OlliOlli (Wii U eShop):

Just picked up the sequel On PS4. It's in the Instant Game Collection this month. The learning curve is steep and it takes a few hours to click but once it does its incredibly addictive.

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#10

Oren87 commented on Reminder: The Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate D...:

@jsty3105

Good to hear! I'm just about to take on the second Mangala. The Gore was by far the toughest monster I've taken down so far So wish me luck!

I jumped online with a few friends for the first time a few nights ago. We spent the whole night grinding a few monsters for a weapon or two each and had an absolute blast! I see this game lasting me a long time which is refreshing in the age of 10 hour long fast food triple A titles.

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#12

Oren87 commented on Reminder: The Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate D...:

Wow. As if there isn't already enough content in the game as it is. I've clocked around 60 hours and I feel like I've barely scratched the surface. This is my first experience with a Monster Hunter game and I'm extremely impressed so far. Keep that content coming Capcom!

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#13

Oren87 commented on Eiji Aonuma Talks About his Journey to Becomin...:

The Zelda series is a victim of its own success. Every new entry is compared and scrutinised to previous titles. If you look at each game on it's own merit then they are still some of the best games around.

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#24

Oren87 commented on Eiji Aonuma Hints at The Legend of Zelda on Wi...:

It shouldn't be "Developers focus on multi-player too much and the game sucks", it should be "as long as it doesn't affect the quality of the single player experience then why not".

If that's the case then I'm all for it. Some people like multi-player. Others don't. If you don't like it then don't use it. The idea that including multi-player in a game will somehow make it worse is a bit silly. Mario Kart has multi-player, is it any less of a single player experience because of it? Nope.

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#26

Oren87 commented on Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Show Decent Mo...:

Good to see a Wii U game sticking around in the top 10. It already has a lot more staying power than 3D World. This summer is barren for all formats too so I think it'll be there or there abouts for a while.

Have any figures been released for the Wii U sales since Mk8 hit the shelves? (in the UK I mean).

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#29

Oren87 commented on Video: Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See ...:

Who 'won' e3 (hate that term) isn't defined by how many games they show/ what's coming out this year. It's all about the buzz and excitement generated. I don't think anyone can deny Nintendo did this much more successfully than the other two (mainly thanks to the format they chose - live press conferences are dying a slow and painful death).

The Microsoft press conference was ok even though all we saw was teaser CGI trailers. Sunset Overdrive does look great though. I've been looking for a game to justify an xbox one purchase and that might just be it.

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#31

Oren87 commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

@rjejr I'd be extremely surprised if we didn't get a concrete date of the start of December relatively soon. There is no way they will delay it. At this point a slightly imperfect SSB is better for Nintendo to release that sweet FA at Xmas. I'm confident it'll be 100% done. Looked pretty close at e3. If not, well.... I guess there's always the option to patch......

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#34

Oren87 commented on First Impressions: Moulding Clay With Kirby an...:

Not sure how I feel about this one. I love the clay aesthetic but the gameplay looks Meh. I missed Canvas Curse and Power Paintbrush though so I have no reference point.

I'll give it a shot if it gets good reviews.

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#35

Oren87 commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

@Sparx Themed DLC like that is actually a pretty cool idea. Even if it's only one extra character and a track. It would be a good excuse to further market the game once those times of the year hit too.

Nintendo should just hire me for their marketing...

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#37

Oren87 commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

Looks alright to me. Like a poster said above, it will hardly look as realistic with monster truck or sponge tires on it. Sure it's product placement but it's entirely optional. You can't turn your head in modern society without something being advertised to you. Don't like it - Don't use it.

What's more important about this is that it proves Mk8 has the ability to add DLC... I'm not generally a fan of DLC but I can make an exception in this case. More characters please!

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#38

Oren87 commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Dis...:

Picked up a physical copy of blacklist brand new for £3.30 on the day Blockbuster shut. Bargain of the year! Oh and Metroid other M for 50p.

I'll be getting Ducktales and Cloudberry on Boxing Day for sure.

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#40

Oren87 commented on Industry Analyst Predicts Disappointing Outcom...:

On topic - I think everyone is well aware that the Wii U is going to come in third after all is said and done. Whether or not Nintendo will view it as a failure i'm not so sure.

Nintendo is in a unique position in that a huge portion of the install base are going to buy first party games. Ok, they might only sell 30 million consoles but if their first party software is shifting 10-15 million units then they will still be making a ton of profit.

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#41

Oren87 commented on Industry Analyst Predicts Disappointing Outcom...:

@Peach64
I wouldn't say Knack sold poorly. If it hadn't been a launch title it would have sold a hell of a lot less thanks to the critical reception it got. I take your point about the PS4 bundles though - Although I know my local GAME would only let you have one of the limited PS4's they had in stock if you took it as part of a bundle (all of which included Knack). Might have only contributed to a small amount of sales overall but they are still sales the game wouldn't have had otherwise.

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#42

Oren87 commented on Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap i...:

@tanookisuit that's a good point but I think the lower amount of interest is probably because it's an MMO. For a Dragon Quest game 117k sales on Wii is pretty low considering the size of the IP and the install base. With the Wii U struggling as it is I don't think a 20k boost in sales can be considered anything but a good thing.

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#44

Oren87 commented on Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap i...:

@Peach64 It would be interesting to see the attachment figures. If you include downloads and download cards (not sure if they are included In the figures) then a large portion of those sales could be down to 3D world. As many have pointed out it's an evergreen title. If it pushes an extra 5-10k consoles a week then that's a huge boost.

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#46

Oren87 commented on Video: Here's Another Chance to Check Out Nint...:

If Nintendo had boycotted the show would people still say they had missed an opportunity to address their problems? Why are people acting like these awards are such a big deal? They're not! Hence the reason we got a few minor announcements and nothing else.

Let's see what TGS, E3 and PAX have in store. These are the shows people care about/ put stock in. Although you could argue even they aren't really relevant anymore.

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#47

Oren87 commented on Video: Here's Another Chance to Check Out Nint...:

@JaxonH
Best post I've seen since using this site. This is exactly how I feel. Nintendo is never going to appeal to this market. Selling a Wii U on the back of one game only to have no more come out for the system that people are happy with will create even more negative PR and subsequently future problems.

It's funny how people think a system/ first game needs to sell a certain amount to be considered a success. Figures in the gaming industry are so skewed out of proportion that the fact is no-one knows the break even point, how much profit is being made per unit or how many sales a game needs to make before its a 'success'.

As gamers when did we become more obsessed about sales figures than the actual games we play? Let Nintendo worry about that stuff. They've been doing it for years.

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#48

Oren87 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong...:

@WiiUExposed
I get that ridiculing Nintendo seems to be the done thing online these days but it isn't indicitive of everyone's attitudes towards them.

People need to realise that Nintendo are going to do it their way. The Wii was a fluke and it isn't going to happen again. The market just isn't there. The Wii U has basically picked up from where the N64/ Gamecube left off.

The 3DS is printing money for them at this point so there really is no worry over Nintendo as a company. As for the future of the Wii U.. we'll see. As long as i'm getting my 1st party Nintendo games i'll be happy.

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#49

Oren87 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Confirms Playable Cranky Kong...:

No other company can release two 90+ metacritic games in the past few weeks and still get ridiculed like Nintendo does. I've been fairly critical in the way they have handled the Wii U but most of the criticism is just plainly unfair and untrue.

@WiiUExposed

That just isn't true. I have plenty of non-Nintendo gaming friends that respect them and praise what they are trying to do. Stop making assumptions based on the small minority of people who post on rubbish media sites.