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Male, 21, United Kingdom

Sun 17th Mar 2013

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Osc-Sync commented on GameStop: Wii U Marketing Strategy Has "Not Br...:

Nintendo really needs to show off the best of what the Wii U can do. Sure, advertising Mario is good, as people like Mario cos they're easy and accessible for newcomers, same with Mario Kart. But I reckon Nintendo needs to show off games that show what the Wii U is all about, specifically, the GamePad.

For example, from what I've read, the GamePad screen for Lego City is practically just a map. While we all know the game is fantastic and one of the best Wii U games so far, there is no huge focus on GamePad, which is what puts people off.

"Why bother buying a Wii U, when the rarely use the GamePad"

Unfortunately, this is a phrase I've heard far too often, from my friends, family, random people on the train, hell, even people that own Wii U's seem to enjoy nothing more than slagging it off!

The great thing about Nintendo is that they release their first party titles so far apart, is because they want them to be the best they can. Look how many times Twilight Princess and Smash Bros. Brawl were delayed, but it didn't stop it from them selling loads (not sure on the specific sales).

My point is this; retailers and the buying public need to realise that Nintendo has always been like this. Since I've started being active in the video game community (since around 2004) everyone has always agreed that Nintendo are terrible when it comes to advertising. I mean seriously, getting Penelope Cruz to advertise the first 3D Mario handheld?! Who's drug induced idea was that?! But the fact that Nintendo always manage to stay two steps ahead of the competition, means that people should stop worrying.

Nintendo have a plan, they've always had a plan.



Osc-Sync commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:

Can't say that downloading retail games has ever crossed my mind, but after reading this, the fact that they are £10 more expensive...I'll be sticking with boxes, thanks.

Although I can see the benefits. Maybe if Lego City goes on sale, I'll download that...that is, if I can wait that long!



Osc-Sync commented on Platinum's Kamiya: "No Other Way" That Bayonet...:

At least Platinum dont look like they'll cave in and make it multiplatform cough*Ubisoft*cough.

Never played the first Bayonetta, in fact never heard of it till this was announced, but will definitely be picking this up, seeing as people rank it as high up in their 'most anticipated' list as Zelda & Smash Bros.



Osc-Sync commented on Fez Creator Believes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate...:

"It's not exactly playable without that Circle Pad Pro atrocity..."

Yeah, cos they'd spend almost an entire year, translating a hugely popular game, knowing full well that you have to cough up an extra £40 just to be a me to play it(!)This isn't Skylanders!

"Also, I'm so sick of this dual-screen clamshell bulls***. A 2nd screen adds NOTHING. it's a gimmick."

I can't believe people still go on about this. It's been 9 years since the DS released and look how popular it was. People seriously need to stop going on about how Nintendo take risks and ruin the gaming world. Who brought in analog sticks? Nintendo. How many consoles use analog sticks? All of them. And let's not forget: 4 controllers on one console, rumble, handheld connectivity, wireless controllers, motion control, off TV play...and don't get me started on how their games are revolutionary!

"The Game Boy Micro was the best handheld ever."

This guy clearly doesn't get out much.

On a different note, who the hell is this guy? What sort of forums does he spend his days in? How often does he look at pictures of Kazuo Hirai on lonely nights?



Osc-Sync commented on Capcom Having "Ongoing Discussions About Mega ...:

Capcom really need to step their game up. Over the past couple of years, the only games I've liked from them (not including their Vs. Capcom and Project X Zone) have been; Mega Man 9 & 10 and Super Street Fighter IV.

I'm just a video game player and know nothing about the financial side of things, but I reckon Capcom needs to continue making Monster Hunter, as it sells well in Japan and use that money to make a new Mega Man game. Or simply, give the franchise to another company, just for a game, or possibly forever. However, I doubt they would do that, they know how well Mega Man merch sells for them, plus he's (almost) always a playable character in the Vs. series.

Speaking of which, isn't Mega Man the most popular character for the next Smash Bros. game? If they allowed him, that would "revive" the franchise. Just look at Kid Icarus.



Osc-Sync commented on Review: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS):

I'm really split two ways with Monster Hunter. I played the 3DS demo and loved it, but at the same time, the controls were difficult, especially underwater and, while I'm not a huge fan of online gaming, the lack of online in Monster Hunter really disappoints me.

Although, I didn't particularly love Monster Hunter Tri on Wii, simply because it was on a home console and at the time of release, I had plenty of other great Wii games and not so much free time. And being in uni now, it doesn't exactly leave me with 300 hours of free time to sit around and do nothing. But being on a handheld, at least I can pick it up a play whenever...

First world problems, you strike again!



Osc-Sync commented on Nintendo Download: 21st March 2013 (Europe):

Am I the only one that can't find the HarmoKnight demo on the eShop? It's only got the trailer...

As for the rest, I'd love to get ZombiU, but seeing as I'm getting Luigi's Mansion 2, plus the Fire Emblem: Awakening XL Bundle next month, I have very little money to spend. Oh well...maybe next time.



Osc-Sync commented on Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark:

I feel ashamed to say that I never played the original, but if this is a slight hint and there being a sequel, I will definitely give it a look.

Or maybe they can do something similar to what they are (potentially) doing with Bayonetta 2 and releasing the original as an eShop game, so people can experience it before they go out and buy the sequel.



Osc-Sync commented on Reaction: Doom and Gloom Merchants on Wii U Be...:

I find it ridiculous that people are already saying the Wii U is going to fail and that Nintendo are doomed! The Wii was stupidly popular, the DS was even more popular than that, the 3DS is selling quite well (especially in Japan), so there's no way Nintendo are doomed in that regards.

Plus, the Wii U is still a baby console, it's been out for 4 months...I wish these "critics" would understand that. In their opinion, if a console doesn't sell over a billion in a month, it's destined to fail. But the bad thing about this, is that everyone has started to think like that, so pretty soon, all the consoles will be considered obsolete.

My friend is constantly going on to me about how "the Wii U isn't next-gen, it's a catch up gen. It hasn't got much better graphical power than the PS3 and will be completely outshone by the PS4 when it comes out". But I think people forget that what we play, are called "videogame consoles", not "machines that can play; games, DVD's, Blu-Ray's, go on the internet, stream videos.."blah blah blah. Nintendo have, and always will be, the king of videogames.

Nintendo is a far from doomed as imaginable. Especially with the whole A-list games they have coming out; 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Smash Bros., Zelda (not 1, but 2), X, Bayonetta 2, Game and Wario, Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Dragon Quest X, Retro's mysterious game...and how many of these are exclusives? Oh yeah! All of them!

Critics just need to get off Nintendo's back. No matter how many times they say they're doomed and going to fail, it never happens.



Osc-Sync commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the F-Zero Franc...:

I feel obliged to say that there was another GBA game, called GP Legend, although that was based on the anime and can't remember if Nintendo developed it.

Anyway...GX for me is the pinnacle of racing games. There has and never will be a better racing game. The speed was phenomenal and the music was top notch. Plus, if anyone ever says the Gamecube couldn't do graphics, just show them GX, they'll be speechless! Really hope Retro is working on a new one, 3DS or Wii U, I don't mind.