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Phil_Kavadias

Phil_Kavadias

Gamer Dad and Husband.

Male, United Kingdom

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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Phil_Kavadias

#2

Phil_Kavadias commented on Review: Castlevania: Dracula X (Wii U eShop / ...:

I remember the review for this game when it was first released; Either CVG or Nintendo Magazine System's. The same issues were identified back then too. So this review is spot on. I've tried it myself and it really isn't a great Castlevania. Very unbalanced. But the hardcore fans will always fight tooth and nail to defend it. Bless them.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

Who gives a poopoopoo anymore. Wii U has the best exclusives so far, this generation. And with many of them being released over Q4, why should we care about a lousy port of a rather mediocre game. Just do yourselves a favour Ubi, and cancel it. We simply don't care about WD anymore.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sell...:

If you had removed the word "only" from the headline, you wouldn't be seeing so much anger from readers. But I do think that it's important to mention whether or not this game is helping to sell systems. And unfortunately it doesn't seem to be helping as much as is currently required. But, as some have mentioned, this isn't the unique, new title that is going to set system sales on fire. I will still be buying it eventually though. I couldn't care less if other people are or not.

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#17

Phil_Kavadias commented on Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different Fr...:

@Rafie And those sort of hate articles aren't ideal in this situation. The first finds nothing good to say, and the second brings up that tired argument about the day one patch. Funny how the Wii U having a day one patch equates to a disaster and yet nobody bats an eyelid about the PS4 and XB1's. Double standards among gamers much. These sort of articles damage the industry. They do nothing to support it.

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#18

Phil_Kavadias commented on Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different Fr...:

Sorry, it was late when I posted my last comment and I was very tired. So excuse my irritability. But when I said that I thought you were being narrow-minded, it was because you wouldn't consider any alternative beyond your own experience and a few whiny gamers. As I said the extreme minority of complainers shout loudest. Even if it was 1000 people complaining, it would still be an extreme minority. And even if there were that many examples, there would still be the likelihood that there were other factors involved in their online issues. This always has to considered when it comes to the internet. Hardware faults, server issues, traffic, even the way a network is optimized. And as I said, it could also be that that version of the game you're playing, has not been adequately optimized for online function on that system. As I said, you can't blame one single thing as the issue, especially as the vast majority are having no problems with it. Even if your other consoles are just fine online, that's not an indicator that the NN is the problem. It might just be a hardware fault, the games you're playing, maybe interference, maybe you need to adjust its network settings, maybe your network isn't suited to the system. The same goes to all those other people with problems. Again, how can the NN be the problem if the vast majority have no problems with it. How can it be the NN, when myself, and everybody I play with online (approximately 20), have never had an issue with the online functionality of their Wii U. As for the Wii, again, I don't recall hearing 100 million complaints about online. I never had any issues when playing MarioKart or Smash, but on the other hand Tenkaichi 3 was a disaster. But that was because the online functionality of the game hadn't been developed properly. This came up in every review. This is a fine example of how broken online can be down to poor software development.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different Fr...:

@Rafie I'm sorry but I don't see how my Wii U runs beautifully online, and yet yours does not. As the hardware is identical, I can only assume it is the differences in our network set-up. But you point blank refuse to welcome that as a possibility and seem focused on blaming the console. Then again, maybe your console is faulty. Have you considered that? You say there are more negative reports of Nintendo's online, than positive. I only have your word to go on there. And even then, the extreme minority that have something to shout about, shout loudest. So even if you read complaints from fifty different people, the six million Wii U owners, the silent majority, have no problems with it at all. So seriously, consider your network the problem, or a hardware fault. But don't narrow-mindedly blame the Nintendo Network as the sole problem without any technical evidence to back up that accusation.

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#20

Phil_Kavadias commented on Sega's New Shining Game Is Rather Different Fr...:

@Rafie I've heard people saying that too, but it seems to be down to individual games as opposed to the console. Some are lousy whereas others are perfect. If devs haven't spent the time ensuring that their games are online ready, then I don't see how it's the console's fault. People have been having problems online with plenty of games on other systems too. But again, we can hardly blame the system for that.

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#22

Phil_Kavadias commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:

As fine as this channel is, I really feel that a channel, specifically for traditional gamers, is missing. I think back to that Wii U promotional video with Non-specfic Action Figure, and that really spoke to me as a gaming mega geek. The majority of Nintendo's advertising fails to do this. I believe that the celebrity, white room advertising has had its day. Time for a rethink.

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#26

Phil_Kavadias commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (...:

Gamespot gave it an average score? A little strange, as everybody else loves it. But if you follow their website, you'll realize that they often produce reviews which go against the general consensus. I'm not sure why that is. Could be any number of factors: bad at games, close minded opinions, sensationalism. Maybe it's just to stimulate appropriate responses for Feedbackula.

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#28

Phil_Kavadias commented on Natsume’s Graham Markay and Kiyoshi Sakai Ta...:

Nintendo should try focusing all it's energy on partnering with other Japanese developers. New gen consoles could bankrupt most of them, but if Nintendo could make Wii U the go to console for eastern games, it could really turn all of their fortunes around.

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#30

Phil_Kavadias commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (...:

I only just ordered Rayman Legends and The Wonderful 101 (my backlog was mahoosiv), but once I'm done with them, I'll be picking this up for sure. Wii U might not have the quantity, but it most definitely has the volume of quality software to match other consoles.

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#31

Phil_Kavadias commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

The issue isn't that there isn't a lot to play. In that respect, gamers are being very unreasonable. It is that there aren't enough games that they WANT. But the same could be said of other consoles too, in that for considerable periods of time, there is nothing that a gamer might want. But for some reason Nintendo is receiving a great deal of abuse for something that isn't unique to them.

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#32

Phil_Kavadias commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

This is why owning one console isn't enough. Sony and Microsoft's consoles also suffer from draughts, but of quality software. Quantity is no replacement for quality. In order to ensure steady access to great games, a gamer really does need a Nintendo console and one of the other two.