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Fri 21st Dec 2012

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PanurgeJr commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

Steve Jobs told me that once I spend hundreds of dollars every year on hardware I deserve software for 99 cents. So naturally I think this is literally the most insulting sale ever. And how dare a publisher insist that their products have value.



PanurgeJr commented on Wii U eShop Exclusive Temple of Yog Will Begin...:

Not a big fan of the art style (which is related to but distinct from the graphics) but since I've spent a generation apologizing for the Wii by saying gameplay is the most important thing I will listen to my own argument and at least see what the reviews say.



PanurgeJr commented on Review: Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique ...:

Style Savvy: Trendsetters was the first sim game I played. I still don't know why I picked it up, either it specifically as opposed to another option, or in general any sim game, because I hadn't seen the point to sim gameplay. But I'm glad I did, because it is so much fun. Still holding out that NoA brings us Style Savvy 3.

Seriously, why in the world did I buy a fashion game?



PanurgeJr commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@Dezzy You are mistaken; the publisher pays for development in the hopes of selling to the consumer. If it seems pedantic to make the distinction, consider that the publisher is the one taking the financial risk, and that the consumer bears no risk at all.



PanurgeJr commented on Editorial: It's Far Too Soon to Go Download-On...:

I don't believe the industry will go digital-only for quite some time, but more individual titles will, for the simple fact that production and distribution costs are so much lower that it allows more risks to be taken and a wider range of content to be produced. The comparison with print is instructive. How many websites like Nintendo Life would there be if they were printed and not web-based?



PanurgeJr commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

For the foreseeable future there will be a place for dedicated handhelds. Supported properly they will be profitable. But the profits will never again be what they were. Mobile has changed the industry too much. And I loathe many of the changes it has wrought, like conditioning people who upgrade their $500 phone every year to demand software for 99¢. Like creating a market in which in a few years it is expected that 1 in 10,000 apps will be profitable.



PanurgeJr commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

I played it (and in fact I bought the ZombiU Wii U bundle) and loved it. Certainly not perfect technically, but I thought the gameplay was well-designed and that the game did a great job of building atmosphere and creating tension.



PanurgeJr commented on Video: Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village Gets...:

@Not_Soos It does look beautiful. It also costs a f@*!ton to make entire games look like that, in both money and time, and in both cases the costs are increasing for decreasing improvements. Nintendo has chosen not to bear those costs, and as they increasingly have to go it alone the choice grows less feasible.



PanurgeJr commented on Review: Year Walk (Wii U eShop):

This review suggests it's exactly what I'd hoped it would be, making it an instabuy. As for length, we need more two hour games; not every game has to stretch out its content. We also need a market that will support such (appropriately priced) games.



PanurgeJr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

The biggest advantage to working with independent studios is that they are small enough that they can focus more on the quality of game and less on the quantity of sales. Yes, they are businesses that have bills to pay, and yes, people who work at AAA studios want to make the best products they can; but when you factor in the pressures publishers place on them, and the pressures shareholders place on the publishers, what AAA studios can do becomes very restrictive. They in many ways simply can't offer the alternative that Nintendo seeks to provide. Nindies can, and Nintendo is absolutely correct in courting them, and in making the eShop a place where they can (by modest standards) thrive.



PanurgeJr commented on M2's Porting of Gunstar Heroes To 3DS Was Almo...:

Maybe not Thursday, but I will definitely pick this up. I loved the GBA game and expect this to be better. And while I'm thinking about it does anyone know what Treasure is doing? Seems they've been silent for a while.



PanurgeJr commented on Hands On: Devil's Third - Sampling Online Chao...:

I'm not an online player, so I'll be getting this based upon the single player campaign, but I liked the words at the end of the preview: "good intentions and passions on display." I actually prefer unpolished passion to lifeless perfection. (I find passionate perfection too rare to worry about.) I'm leaning towards giving this the benefit of the doubt, as well as not punishing NoA for listening to the fans who were in an uproar about this game.



PanurgeJr commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

Hopefully a limited edition will come to NA. While I prefer physical to digital, I vastly prefer digital to no game at all; I suspect that games like Fatal Frame and Yumi's Odd Odyssey are so niche that they'd never be localized if they had to incur the cost of being published physically.