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Sat 8th June, 2013

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PachterStation commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

Being in 1st place and being hit by a blue shell, more like 6 items within seconds of each other. That's bad luck because it's programmed into the game. On the SNES, N64 and GBA, it was balanced. Can't remember how it was balanced on the GC, but on the Wii, it was painfully unfair, but not so much on the DS and 3DS. I hope things have changed with the Wii U. You also have to consider younger gamers, as Mario Kart 8 is rated 3+. Nintendo talks trash sometimes. As if they don't understand their own games. They don't need feedback from gamers. It sticks out like a sort thumb that the balance has been wrong for years.



PachterStation commented on Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth...:

Looking at prices of the 3DS XL in the UK, which can top £250 ($415) with a game (from Nintendo's UK store), handheld gaming is expensive, not forgetting the high price of smart phones. 3DS XL prices around the world are at rip off prices. If Nintendo is bringing in the money, handhelds are here to stay. The 3DS XL and Wii U are on par with each other (price wise). Nintendo's pricing is all to hell.



PachterStation commented on Remake Request: Virtua Fighter 2:

VF2 was far, far better than VF, but VF3 was terrible. The 2 VF4 games on the PS2 brought back the series (more so VF4 Evolution). VF5 on the PS3 was a top game, but the Xbox 360 version looked and played better, even SEGA admitted it was more polished with extras. SEGA releasing VF5 Final Showdown via PSN and XBL was a bad idea (never got to play it). VF6 on the PS4 and One is a probable yes.



PachterStation commented on Shinji Mikami Prefers The Sega Version Of Alad...:

Hands down, the Mega Drive version was better. The SNES version was decent, but it didn't look or play as good. Back in those days, Mega Drive games would top £40 and SNES games would top £60. I remember getting the Mega Drive version (brand new) for £40, I think the SNES version was £50 (I got it used ages after). If my memory serves me right, I think there was an Aladdin SNES pack in the UK. But games like Quackshot, Tazmania, Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion have gone down as classic Mega Drive games. But as soon as the PlayStation was released, Disney games died, but Tarzan was decent. On the SNES, Magical Quest was a decent game (I didn't play the sequel). The Mega Drive had the better Disney games hands down. Mega Drive versus SNES, I much preferred the Mega Drive. Having a UK console, Genesis games came out first and could be bought for as little as £20 new. But UK games had better covers. As for Street Fighter 2 on the Mega Drive, it was ace using an official 6 button controller.



PachterStation commented on Video: Please Don't Let This Wii U Star Fox Fo...:

No way does Starfox deserve a sequel. The first game on the SNES was poor and looking at Starfox 2 that was never released on the SNES, can't say it had much going for it. Lylat Wars 64 was great on the Nintendo 64, Starfox on the GameCube (developed by NAMCO), was average. But Nintendo decided to put Lylat Wars 64 on the 3DS which was a poor decision. All those great Nintendo 64 games and Lylat Wars 64 was picked. Games that are crying out for a sequel are Wave Race and Stunt Race, more so Wave Race. Wave Race on the GameCube was a poor game, but on the Nintendo 64, it was amazing and still is. Can't say I'm a big fan of remakes, but Wave Race 64 on the 3DS would be awesome. But the ultimate would be a new Wave Race on the Wii U and 3DS. But looking at the evidence, Nintendo has slowed right down with new releases and it's the same old franchises. Too many poor decisions are being made down at Nintendo HQ.



PachterStation commented on Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo ...:

@DESS-M-8 A PS4 will set you back about £400 with a camera which isn't included. I'd even say at £149 for the white model, extra for a game and an external hard drive and a controller, the price shoots right up. £99 for a Wii U is never going to happen. And Nintendo needs plenty of third party support and exclusives to drive sales, but it's never going to happen. Nintendo's own games won't drive sales much. Most gamers lagged on to the Wii and realised it was just a fad, so they've stayed away from the Wii U. And now the Xbox One and PS4 are out there, it's a massive blow for Nintendo. And delaying Mario Kart 8 until 2014 is yet another bad decision by Nintendo.