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Peach64 commented on Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the...:

I was a huge fan of No Mercy back in the day, but I think a lot of people that believe it's still the best in genre need to go back and play it today. I've not played a modern wrestling game since the start of the 360 gen, but I'd argue the mid-PS2 era stuff had already surpassed No Mercy.

Great article though! Makes me want to play some of these games again. I pretty much stopped watching when the PPVs actually became Pay-Per-View here in the UK. Up until about 10 years ago, they were all on the same sports channels as Raw and Smackdown, and then the bigger ones were turned into PPVs, until... I think... all of them are these days?

Ooh, WWE Network finally launched in the UK... tempting.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

The problem is, they can't just snap their fingers and have that big game. My feeling is Xenoblade Chronicles will be the Q4 game. Now I'm sure that will be a great game and be well reviewed, but it's not going to be a big seller and certainly not a system seller.

The other option is Star Fox. At last years E3 all they had was a prototype. Star Fox 64 code using assets from a cancelled Wii Star Fox. That means they'd not even properly started working on the Wii U game. If it's out this year, then with such a short dev cycle it will be on rails, about 40 mins in length, almost another retread of Star Fox and Star Fox 64 but with gamepad controls. Could still be a good game but probably not your holiday blockbuster.



Peach64 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Of course the knock-on of this is probably that Xenoblade is going to get moved to Q4 to be that title that kickstarts the holiday spending.

There's still Star Fox, but from the reports out of last year's E3, they hadn't actually started the game. The demo was using Star Fox 64 code with assets from a cancelled Wii game. If the dev cycle for Star Fox U is that short, I doubt it's going to be a substantial game, but more likely another retread of Star Fox/Star Fox 64 that focuses on Gamepad controls.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:

I'm almost positive it's fake for many of the reasons you mentioned. I'd love it to be true, although I'd prefer it on Wii U. 360/PS3 HD collections would nicely fill out a release for sure. They can give them to port studios so no new games need to be sacrificed.

This game is by far my favourite in the series and I don't think Nintendo will go back to this now the series has been dumbed down so a re-release is maybe our only hope.



Peach64 commented on Bandai Namco Celebrates the 20th Anniversary f...:

After a few years where none of them were getting translated, we've been pretty lucky. Xilia, Xilia 2 and Zestra all coming West without any fuss, plus a re-release of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Hearts finally coming West via the Vita. Pretty fond of the series, and while I think a 3DS entry would be really nice to flesh out the handheld's RPG list, I think the next game is probably gonna be on PS4.



Peach64 commented on The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe:

It's crazy to look back at those 3DS sales in 2011. Everyone (including Nintendo) was shocked because it was coming off the DS and Wii period, but I'm pretty sure all of those early months saw higher sales figures than the Wii U has managed outside anything other than November and December.

I didn't pick one up until the XL model, and I don't think I could ever go back to a smaller handheld after that. Gaming highlights personally are Super Mario 3D Land and Fire Emblem: Awakening. The library is still some way short of matching the DS for me, but it's miles ahead of the Gameboy and GBA.



Peach64 commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

I'm surprised Type 0 sold so much when it's been available on PSP over there for almost 5 years! I hope Bloodborne does well next week, but I still think those games are pretty niche.

I think it's stretching to call those Wii U sales modest too. 20k or so would be modest in Japan. It was doing almost 10k a week this time last year, and 12k a week this time in 2013. It's doing as bad as it's ever been, sadly. 110k for the whole year so far. When the PS4 and Xbone double or triple those figures each month in the US alone, it really paints a picture of the Japanese market being so small it's irrelevant. It's why Japanese studios are either making games aimed at the West or making games for mobile these days.

At least Xenoblade is coming soon to give the Wii U hardware numbers a boost for a week or two.



Peach64 commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:

Glad to hear it's a good port for those that never got their hands on the Wii game. It's not enough to make me consider a N3DS yet though. Hopefully once this has had time to sell, they'll digitally release the Wii version.



Peach64 commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

Been excited about this since the reveal, and the only disappointment I've had since then is when they revealed the lack of voice communication. It wouldn't be a Nintendo game without that one flaw that everyone else can see is a problem.



Peach64 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

I'm definitely not saying this WILL happen, but there's a chance Nintendo could see how much money those mobile games make and be like... we need to focus even MORE on these. You don't get to be as big as Nintendo by being nice. They don't make games because they love us, they make games because it earns them money. I think it's highly unlikely they'll see these mobile games pulling in crazy profits and then go... now let's just throw all that away on making games for the Wii U and 3DS that will probably not even turn a profit. And they ARE going to make a lot of money. Just look at Sega. The money they make off a handful of mobile games dwarfs anything else, and now they're ramping that up and scaling back on consoles and handhelds.



Peach64 commented on eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintend...:

Excellent! Been jealous of the North American club Nintendo getting VC games for years now while in Europe we just get (most of the time) physical tat. Managed to redeem Wario Land on 3DS, but going to grab some GBA games on Wii U when it works again too.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

Honestly, played with a regular controller just fine from the NES days to the Cube and beyond, and never thought this needs to change. I'm all for innovative games, but you don't see people trying to boost innovation in moves by adding gimmicks to DVD players. Just create a decently powerful piece of hardware that's not unnecessarily difficult to make games for, and let the software take care of the innovation. Motion controls work for some games, but other potential classics were ruined by having those controls shoe-horned in.



Peach64 commented on Satoru Iwata Insists Smart Device Game Pricing...:

There's no doubt you can make great games on smart devices. Monument Valley is widely considered better than anything that came out on the 3DS or Vita last year. But... DeNA aren't known for games like Monument Valley.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Sma...:

People are in for a big shock if they think Nintendo will making hundreds of times their invest profits on this mobile games... and then plough it back into console/handheld games that will probably make a loss. That's just not how businesses work. If these mobile games make as much money as everyone thinks, that's money for shareholders, not for Nintendo to spend pleasing the rest of us.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo's Share Value Jumps a Massive 21% as ...:

Of course. This is what shareholders and investors have been crying out for. It's the first time in 5 years that Nintendo looks like they're actually going to make some real money, and people want to be part of that.



Peach64 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

Sounds perfect to me. Even Nintendo are not big enough to put out enough quality games on both a home console and handheld on their own. Don't get me wrong, when they get it right they're amazing games, but they're stretched too thin, and we're seeing the result of that with the mediocre review scores games like Rainbow Curse, Tipping Stars and Codename S.T.E.A.M are getting.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

I can see why people will be concerned. Nintendo are in this business for the money, they always have been. When they see how much money they rake in from mobile games, it's easy to see why they'd even bother with anything else. Nintendo aren't in the business for the love of games (Yamauichi famously hated them), and they won't make games to please their fans.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

I've said it would be smart to go mobile for ages, but not like this :s They should just port the classics to mobile, takes almost no effort, very little cost, but they'd make loads off them. Who cares if they control like crap, we're not going to be playing them, but it boosts Nintendo's funds and boosts the brand.

This sets up a real chance that there will be a major shift in Nintendo's focus, as the mobile games are going to make so much more than what the average 3DS games does.

The online membership part of it all sounds great though. Netflix for classic Nintendo games, yes please.



Peach64 commented on Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We'...:

It's funny to giggle at, but not everyone is into this stuff as we are. I'm pretty sure the Mail on Sunday's target demographic is quite different. You only have to read through this comment section to see people getting the names of things like Apple products wrong. God help us if we had to speak about something that interested the typical Mail on Sunday reader.



Peach64 commented on First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Su...:

This is up there with Shenmue 3 as a Kickstarter project I'd give silly amounts of money to. This is the sort of thing Kickstarter is about for me. Giving proven developers the money to make the game we all want, without having to worry about publishers getting in the way. Unfortunately I'd even include Nintendo in that group of interfering publishers. Quite happy for it to be a Kickstarter that comes out on as many platforms as possible, makes them loads of money, and allows them to stay independent. There's no risk of it skipping Wii U, so no problem.



Peach64 commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

I'm so incredibly excited and nervous for Star Fox at the same time. I think the series has such incredible potential that's never really been filled. What concerns me is that at E3, what they showed was Star Fox 64 code, using assets from a cancelled Wii game. So they'd not even started on it really, but they'll be done before the end of this year? With such a quick turn around time, it makes me think it's just going to be the same game as Star Fox and Star Fox 64, but with gamepad controls. Don't get me wrong, those games are great, the best in the series, but... I was hoping for something more than a 40 minute arcade experience.

The tough thing with an E3 wish list is, we know Nintendo can only be working on so many games at once. I think Nintendo's year is going to be shaped around Splatoon, Xenoblade and Zelda. They know they sell more hardware in November and December than the other 10 months combined, so they're probably not too concerned about this first half drought. They'll have Splatoon as the big summer thing, and then build up to Xenoblade and Zelda like they did with Smash last year. Maybe we'll see Retro's Metroid game announced, but it won't be released this year. There will probably be one or two smaller games like Captain Toad announced, games where they can borrow a lot of existing code and get something done relatively quick.



Peach64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Misses Out at BAFTA Game Awards, ...:

All the nominated mobile releases have higher metacritic ratings than all the 'big' 3DS games from last year. In some cases it's a huge gap. It's so ironic people say these judges have no taste and then say Fantasy Life should have been nominated.

If you watched one of these BAFTA ceremonies, you'd realise the people involved do know their stuff. They probably play a far wider range of games than most posters on this site for example.



Peach64 commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:

@akaDv8R Nintendo also used shipped figures and always have. When retailers buy a console off them, it's considered sold as they have have their money. NPD use sold to consumers.

PS4 is probably way over 300k. XBone was 276k and PS4 sold more than it. We also know PS4 sold more than the new 3DS, and you have to figure New 3DS makes up most of that 395k that the 3DS family sold.

@Chicagoway Wii U sold 82k last February so not exactly a huge jump.



Peach64 commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:

I'd have expected N3DS figures to be higher for launch, but absolutely delighted by the Majora's Mask figures. I hope the people in charge of game design decisions back in Japan are watching. Topped the charts in North America, Japan and the UK despite being very, very different. You don't have to use cookie cutter game design to be a success.



Peach64 commented on Video: What If Super Mario World Was A 3D Clas...:

I really don't think the regular 3DS would have any problems at all with SNES games being emulated or as 3D Classics.

I feel the same about this as the Super Metroid remake you guys proposed. Great games but they're both so easily obtainable these days via the VC, that I don't get even the slightest bit excited about the idea.

There are still games from that era that you can only get on old carts for consoles that are increasingly incompatible with modern TVs. Star Fox might feel a bit redundant with 64 being available but I'd buy that. Yoshi's Island too, instead of that inferior GBA port.



Peach64 commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

The game is incredibly sexist and definitely does objectify women, but let people decide if they want to play that or not. It's certainly not Nintendo's job to decide what is suitable or not if the passes certification from a ratings board.



Peach64 commented on TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and ...:

And this is why sales figures matter, for all those that moan when some of us show an interest. People don't make games based on loyalty. There are no friends and enemies in the game industry. People don't skip Wii U versions of their game because they hate Nintendo, and they don't make Wii U versions because they love Nintendo. They're all businesses and the all exist to make money. This probably WOULD have made money on Wii U, and maybe it will even show up one day, but for the time spent making a Wii U version, they could instead make a version that can go on PS4, Xbone and PC, and they'll get far more in return for that time than if they'd just gone with the Wii U.

I just hope this turns out better than HarmoKnight. That was a huge disappointment for me.



Peach64 commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush to Roll Into ...:

I'm very happy it's sooner rather than later, but it's kind of baffling they have no releases for 6 months and then two in one month. I really hope Splatoon doesn't get one of those delays like Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad where it's done but gets held back to space out the releases.

I was going to hold off on this until it got cheap but TheGameCollection had it up for £24 (Nintendo's Price is £40) so I've ordered it.



Peach64 commented on Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figur...:

@StuOhQ It wouldn't be an exclusive though, as it came out on PSN over 2 years ago. It's also worth pointing out it didn't exactly get brilliant reviews. Sometimes people are swayed far too easily when a developer speaks of the inspiration. You see it on here all the time. Kickstarter game announced, inspired by 8-bit JRPGs and people immediately make it one of their most anticipated games, even though there's no indication at all of how good it is.



Peach64 commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

I think the Battletoads appearance is really cool. I have Shovel Knight on Steam because of the huge delay in bringing it to Wii U and 3DS in Europe, but I was planning to pick it up on the Playstation platforms due to the extras and the crossbuy. This might just sway me to wait until I get an Xbone and pick it up there instead.

Really looking forward to seeing if a new Battletoads is announced at E3 with all the hints from MS over the last few months.



Peach64 commented on Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a ...:

Some decent games in there. I found Never Alone to be a huge disappointment, but I was probably just a bit too excited for it pre-release. Wind Up Knight 2 is a great game though. Hope they don't make it a ridiculous price or everyone will just get the IOS version.