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Mon 22nd Jul 2013

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Peek-a-boo commented on Video: Catch Up With All The Super Smash Bros....:

I'm a big fan of the Fire Emblem series however, six characters is three (or even four) characters too many.

I actually groaned out loud when I saw Corrin whereas I was pleased to see Bayonetta; a rather stark contrast between the two reveals.

I think Cloud should have been saved for last, but hey ho!

A real shame that Shovel Knight wasn't included, and the lack of variety with The Legend of Zelda characters is a bit of a damp squib.

All-in-all, Super Smash Bros. U has a pretty good roster that will keep us fans going for quite some time. A bit sad that these Smash Directs have come to end...



Peek-a-boo commented on Rumour: Data Miners Leak Some of the Informati...:

Seeing as British citizens never got Super Smash Bros. on the N64, I would be absolutely thrilled if the game was available on Virtual Console as soon as the Smash Direct comes to an end.

Anything else would be a nice bonus, although I hope it isn't just another re-reveal of Cloud and an outfit based on Geno. Will we see the results of the Smash Ballot that came about a little while ago?

I thoroughly hope so!



Peek-a-boo commented on Feature: Time to Vote for Your Nintendo Life G...:

Splatoon was the only game on my Wii U (this year) that was not only original, but it felt fresh and had a certain 'newness' that has been sorely missing from Nintendo for quite a long time.

Super Mario Maker is great however, the community and their ideas were not quite as great unfortunately. This should have been released on the Wii U on day one instead of New Super Mario Bros. U too.

Not a bad year, but not exactly the most compelling compared to 2013 and 2014 respectively. I am still patiently waiting for the new The Legend of Zelda!



Peek-a-boo commented on Nintendo Titles Get Pushed Down But Hold On to...:

Poor Chibi Robo. I have nothing but fond memories of the GameCube game.

In other news, the timed exclusive (new) Tomb Raider game only sold a shy over 50,000 units on the Xbox One.

I don't know who is going to be more upset; Microsoft or Square Enix?



Peek-a-boo commented on The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero...:

@fungusar You just so happen to be in a very, very tiny minority then, which is no bad thing to be fair.

The million selling games I listed are big gaps in the Wii U line-up this Christmas, whether you 'give a poopitypoopoop' about them or not.

Also, if you openly think those are 'teenage kind of games', then what are the kind of games you're playing? Kids ones?

It is all too easy to label things you don't particularly like, you know?



Peek-a-boo commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Details Revealed, In...:

Pleased to hear that this game is actually online - unlike the upcoming amiibo-based Animal Crossing, Mario 'Party' and Nintendo Land - yet it also makes me wonder why on earth it took so blooming long for this to be confirmed?!

This will be my last Wii U game this year.



Peek-a-boo commented on Japan Is Getting Some Gorgeous New 3DS Hardwar...:

The 3DS is far too weak to be able to 'do' Super Mario Maker without drastically changing things.

It might look like a simple game on the surface, but there's a lot of memory and system resources being used in being able to play so many handcrafted levels.

On the other hand, that yellow pixelated Mario Maker 3DS looks great!



Peek-a-boo commented on The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero...:

All that he has said seems fair enough, but there is always an enormous gaping hole at Christmas time for Nintendo with the lack of Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Fallout 4, FIFA, Minecraft, Star Wars Battlefront and so and on.

Outside of Mario Tennis and Xenoblades, the latter of which is a pretty niche game here in the UK, there is nothing appealing about the Wii U this Christmas.

One might argue that Splatoon and Super Mario Maker is 'good enough' however, in reality, it doesn't much of a different at all.

The Wii U is £249 over here; a standalone Xbox One can be purchased for £279 and you can buy the Uncharted Collection PlayStation 4 bundle for £299.

TL;DR - what does Nintendo have to stand out of the crowd against those two this Christmas?



Peek-a-boo commented on Super Mario Maker Grabs Sixth Place in NPD US ...:

@IceClimbers PlayStation 4 sold a shy over 550,000 this time last September, which means sales are down 36% from last year. Destiny was - and still is - the biggest new IP release (in terms of sales and profit), ever.

Next month will be VERY interesting though; a $50 price cut for the PS4 versus Halo 5. Whoever 'wins' will eek out by a couple of thousands, if that.

The gap remains at approximately 865,000 between the two.

If Sony hold onto that by years end, or even manage to pass the one million mark, then Microsoft will have an incredibly tough time of it, especially with their biggest IP helping them out this holiday season.



Peek-a-boo commented on Review: Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water (W...:

As much as I enjoy reading articles, previews and reviews on Nintendo Life, it does have a tendency of scoring games higher than elsewhere.

Only Nintendo Enthusiast, Nintendo Life and Nintendo World Report (three Nintendo websites) have given the fifth Fatal Frame a seven or above, which isn't exactly inspiring.

Oh well; it looks like the second in the series continues to remain the best.



Peek-a-boo commented on Octodad: Dadliest Catch Has Been Delayed, Rele...:

It's one of my favourite indie games in recent times.

It was also the very first digital game I purchased on my PlayStation 4 and it is genuinely laugh out loud funny in places, especially Octodad's totally oblivious wife and children regarding his 'appearance'.

The last two levels were quite a departure from the first half-a-dozen mess-around sandbox-ish levels, but it was a necessary change to bring the story to a conclusion, so to speak.

Wii U owners are in for a treat!



Peek-a-boo commented on Video: Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Guides You T...:

First Zelda-related game since Link's Crossbow Training that I won't be buying.

Has Nintendo Life mentioned anything about the daft region lock multi-player, in that you can only play with folks in your country/region?

Silliest thing they have 'implemented' since the Friends Code made an unwelcome return from the original Wii to the Wii U.



Peek-a-boo commented on Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I A...:

Star Fox Zero didn't look particularly inspiring at E3 this year and I am genuinely not surprised that it needed to be in the oven for a little bit longer.

It's probably the best decision in the long run, but I don't think this will be a particularly good Star Fox game; none of the videos yet shown looks to be much fun, in my opinion.



Peek-a-boo commented on Review: Star Sky (Wii U eShop):

At least you can credit the developer for trying something new/original as opposed to yet another 'platforming action' game, which we already have an abundance of on the Wii U.

This sounds like my cuppa tea, and for £3.60, a game for the price of a pint, it's worth a try. The visuals alone pips my curiosity to play the game even more so!



Peek-a-boo commented on Nintendo Download: 17th September (Europe):

Year Walk is one of the very best games on an iOS device alongside the likes of Monument Valley and Ridiculous Fishing and is an essential purchase for all Wii U owners.

I am surprised that it is only £6.29 after the recent Badlands game being £9.99, which is a little bit too expensive for me to buy a second time.

Not a bad week in all honesty!



Peek-a-boo commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

I really like Apple and I own an Apple TV, iPhone 5S, iPad Air as well as a MacBook that I have had since 2010 (and is still going really well too), but nothing in their conference yesterday made me sit up and take notice.

A much bigger iPad that runs the same old, same old iOS? It may have its place in the art/photo/video media industry, but it's (obviously) not for casual users like me.

A new Apple TV that is indeed 'late to the party'? The new remote control asides, both the tvOS and belated App Store integration doesn't seem as compelling as a reason as it could have been a couple of years ago.

An update for the two new iPhone's that offers a slightly quicker way of 'holding down to touch' (3D Touch) and an improved camera (albeit with a protruding bulge that remains); it only makes me long for a new 4" iPhone and one that you can easily use with one hand.

It was quite disappointing in all honesty.

One thing that I can take away from this is that I thoroughly hope Nintendo are not going to go down the new Apple TV route, with a puck-sized box, an eShop of sorts along with yet another 'unique' controller. I would swiftly wave goodbye to Nintendo if this does indeed happen.



Peek-a-boo commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

A Nintendo Direct once every three or four months would be perfectly fine by me.

There will be an obvious vacuum/void in any future Nintendo Direct however, it would be a shame to see them go. They were a short but sweet highlight for Nintendo fans to look forward to.

I am thinking we may see one more this year, perhaps in September or October time, then a continuation of (an all new) Nintendo Directs from 2016 onwards.



Peek-a-boo commented on Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A ...:

@Cia For a beloved franchise, Nintendo sure doesn't seem to care about it lately.

This would have been something different, which I always welcome. The blast ball federation squad game looks terrible so, whatever MercurySteam were up to would have been preferable.



Peek-a-boo commented on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Leads as ...:

Best decision I ever made, choosing the new 3DS XL over the smaller model, even though those SNES coloured face buttons were a hurdle to overcome!

I am not even sure why Microsoft bothered to release the Xbox One in Japan; it is being outsold 90 to 1 by the PlayStation 4.

The Xbox 360 did a shy over 1.5 million, which is pretty good by their standards though, but this time round is simply awful in every conceivable manner.



Peek-a-boo commented on Review: BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (Wii...:

I really enjoyed this on my iPad! Badlands was also chosen as Apple's game of the year award (in 2013) too.

It was also the best year for iPad games too with the likes of Ridiculous Fishing, Device 6 (from the makers of Year Walk, which is coming to the Wii U soon), Impossible Road, Plants vs Zombies 2, The Room Two and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

For those of you who haven't played this before, you are in for a treat!

Only just seen the price; £10.79 for what is a £2.99 game on iOS is quite a hefty price difference. I think I shall patiently wait for a sale before I double-dip.



Peek-a-boo commented on Video: Three Reasons Why You Should Be Pumped ...:

Whilst I enjoyed Mario Kart 8 more than any other game last year, Shovel Knight was my personal favourite game as it not only nailed the whole 8-bit retro aesthetic, the game was also really good fun - as well as offering a worthwhile challenge - to boot.

More Shovel Knight is great!



Peek-a-boo commented on Review: Endless Golf (Wii U eShop):

@spikain Except that Desert Golf is absolutely brilliant! It was also listed in a lot of Game of the Year awards and nominations last year too.

This is just a poor intimidation of that game.

@Totaldude911 You are thinking about PangYa Golf; that was a really good time waster during my high school days!



Peek-a-boo commented on Oddworld Inhabitants Is No Longer Working On W...:

To be honest, I just cannot see this doing particularly well on the Wii U; maybe 50,000 units and a few ten thousand more when it is on sale.

The Oddworld series has mainly been associated with the PlayStation brand, even though they released Munch's Oddssey and Stanger's Wrath on the Xbox, which didn't do anywhere near as well - sales wise - than Abe's Oddssey and Exodus on the PSone.

I just don't see this game doing all that impressively on the Wii U, although I would very much like to be proved wrong, of course!



Peek-a-boo commented on Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences ...:

For the first time since I've had my 3DS and Wii U, I have not felt compelled to switch either of them on both out of respect for Iwata's passing and the fact that I just really do not feel like playing anything at this moment in time.

His death was - and still is - an enormous shock to me, especially after the use of those puppets in their E3 digital presentation. Nintendo won't be the same without him.

: (



Peek-a-boo commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

At the end of the day, whether the NX manages to have a respectable amount of 'power' to the PlayStation 4 or not, I genuinely believe that this system, be it a home console or a handheld hybrid that some folks think it shall be, will arguably be Nintendo's last chance in this business.

Failure is NOT an option after the agreeable failure of the Wii U, even though its first party line up is stellar.

Next year is certainly going to be interesting times for Nintendo, that much I can say!



Peek-a-boo commented on Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Tops Japanese Ch...:


I am pretty sure that the Wii U is almost at the ten million milestone, with 35-40% of those being in the United States alone. At last count, the PlayStation 4 is between 22-23 million worldwide whilst the Xbox One is a good ten or eleven million behind its nearest competitor.

Japan is becoming increasingly irrelvant by the day (in terms of sales), but any kind of good news for Nintendo is good news.



Peek-a-boo commented on Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition Will Not Be Ava...:

@AugustusOxy I am both a Nintendo and Mega Man fan and even I can see the justification in the omission of a collectors (physical) edition release for the Wii U.

It isn't particularly great news however, Deep Silver probably came to the conclusion that there were more reasons in choosing the 'rival systems' (to have the collectors edition) over the Wii U, with market share being one of them.



Peek-a-boo commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Hopefully Splatoon marks the beginning of Miyamoto and Co. allowing his young(er) peers to take their (new) ideas and pave the way for future games for future Nintendo hardware.

Looking forward to playing this very much!



Peek-a-boo commented on ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wi...:

Before this news:

'Oh, this sucks! I am never going to buy any of Igarashi's games ever again! No Wii U, no sale!'

After this news:

'Oh, this is awesome! I always wanted to have this game and I am definitely supporting Igarashi!'

The fickle ignorance of Nintendo fans, hey?



Peek-a-boo commented on Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015:

I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing what Nintendo shall bring to the show, even if it is through a 'digital presentation' as opposed to an on stage presence, which I kind of miss actually.

My expectations are quite low this year, mainly because of the NX rumours that seemingly implies that the Wii U has another 18 months or so before development shifts over to their new (hardware) vision.

As long as I can play a new Metroid game, be it in 2D or 3D and on either the 3DS or the Wii U, I shall be relatively happy with their E3 showing!



Peek-a-boo commented on Nintendo Download: 9th April (Europe):

I wish Afforable Space Adventures was (much) more affordable.

Will patiently wait for a sale later in the year.

No Wii U Virtual Console line up is a bit of a bummer too. It is the Easter holidays Nintendo!



Peek-a-boo commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

I think you and I have a different definition of the word 'beautiful', but at least the game has a bundle of sorts. The 3DS XL would look better without the logo, methinks.

I am still SMH at the lack of AC adaptor though; terrible Nintendo being terrible.



Peek-a-boo commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summe...:

There's only five third party games on that list.

... no wonder they chose to no longer make games for the Wii U!

Those top five games are a perfect choice for new owners, although Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is much too hard for the little 'uns compared to Rayman and Super Mario.