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Phil_Kavadias

Phil_Kavadias

Gamer Dad and Husband.

Male, United Kingdom

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#3

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi As for MK8. A game doesn't need to change its gameplay if it works. Most sequels simply build upon and improve it. If people don't want to play MK8 because they want to play something new... then play something new. But don't buy something, knowing that the gameplay hasn't changed, and then moan about it. We all want to see what brand new games Nintendo can come up with, but then how do you please those guys and the guys pining for the next F-Zero, StarFox, Earthbound, etc. You get the big stuff out first, make the money, then pour it into the less popular games and new projects. All developers do it. It's just sensible business.

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#4

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi I think you're just looking for excuses to criticize Nintendo, Yorumi (I'd rather use your real name). And I can only assume that it's due to feeling a bit fed up of Nintendo and their games right now. That's fair enough, because I've been there myself a couple of times.

And I said in my comment, my opinion of their games is just that. I'm not stating it as a fact that everyone should agree to. For example, I played both Sonic Racing and Giana Sisters on my PS3 and found them boring as sin. They don't compare to the quality design and enjoyment of MK8 and DKC:TF. Just my opinion. But you'll probably find it's one that most objective players and critics would agree with.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@1wiierdguy I don't disagree. I too don't think it will be a mainstream success. But you're implying that for a gamer to enjoy Nintendo's first and second party games, they must be a Nintendo fan. No, just no. It has nothing to do with fanaticism.

It's because real gamers, traditional gamers, who have grown up with this industry from its early days, go where the best games are. And at the moment, that's on Wii U.

That's just my opinion, but I've tried all three current gen consoles, I've evaluated their exclusive libraries and made an objective decision. And the PS4 and XB1 have absolutely nothing exclusive of value. I can buy most PS4 games for my PS3. The Wii U on the other hand is simply the place to go for the best current gen exclusives.

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#6

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@datamonkey
That happened to me a few times. I abandoned them when the PS1 came out, then went back to Nintendo handhelds, then tried the Wii but prefeered my PS3. Then came back to them with Wii U and absolutely love their games now.

You can't stick with one side of gaming for too long or it becomes stale. Too much Playstation realism, gittiness and moodiness becomes boring after a while. On the other side, Nintendo sweetness, simplicity and joy becomes tiresome.

You just have to mix things up a bit. That's why a TRUE gamer should have access to both worlds; and not pick sides. Keeps your gaming palate healthy.

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#8

Phil_Kavadias commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

I definitely agree that Vita is the superior device, but it doesn't hold a candle to the volume of quality exclusives that the 3DS has. And since it's the games that matter, the Vita being better isn't really important.

And that comment about the Wii brand is spot on. We all know it. And it's a shame. But Nintendo marketed it towards a here-today-gone-tomorrow crowd. So naturally it alienated a lot of gamers and of course the HTGT crowd is gone now.

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#9

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Alucard83
You said you have to buy extra stuff, but you didn't say what. Also, you don't need to buy an external unless you download a lot of games. And based on the size of retail PS4 games (20-40GB), its 500GB hard drive would fill very quickly too. This is why Nintendo gave people a CHOICE.

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#10

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I've never cared about new ideas, over gameplay. This is why there are so many games, across a variety of consoles, that I can go back and play again and again.

And to be honest, it's clear that mainstream gamers don't care either. Since games like Assassin's Creed and Pokemon haven't changed much in years and still sell like hotcakes.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@yorumi

The only reason I say it is because manufacturers deserve their sales based on their console USP; which are the games. Nintendo has that with Wii U, whereas the others do not. And they do it by supporting and partnering with developers. They don't have to, essentially bribe, third party developers into making exclusives for them.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi
The issue is more to do with a lack of differentiation, than ease of use. In terms of games, there is still very, very little difference between what PS3, PS4, 360, One and PC offer; either now or upcoming.

The Wii U is the only console that actually offers games that aren't available on other systems; games which are predominantly critically praised.

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#17

Phil_Kavadias commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

Wii U games are a lot cheaper here in the UK and its library of games is considerably better than its rivals. The PS4 and XB1 have no decent exclusives games, existing or coming soon (as most are multiplat and can be played on PC or last gen consoles). So yeah, Wii U is definitely an important addition to any gamer's console collection.

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#18

Phil_Kavadias commented on Konami Demands That Hardcore Gaming 101 Presen...:

He's not using their pictures and names. He took his own shots of the game and is writing ABOUT it. That's perfectly legal. It's all a bit silly really, and Konami is just using this to squirrel money out of what is essentially a fan sharing his love for Castlevania. They are doggeyoopsiepoopiepoodleing on him, and showing the rest of us how messed up they are these days. As one guy said "what happened to you Konami?"

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#19

Phil_Kavadias commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

Personally, I think Nintendo intends to release game specfic amiibo in the future. So they kind of foresaw this issue; and expect us to buy those instead of faffing about with the old ones. Clearly it's all to make us spend more and take advantage of compulsive collectors. Well, they're a bleddy business aren't they.

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#21

Phil_Kavadias commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

That's ridiculous. It doesn't cost that much to buy a suitable external hard drive. You can pay £30 and have 500GB on your Wii U from the get go. That's IF you plan on downloading a lot of games. 500GB on PS4 would be full with just 10 retail games. In what way is THAT enough?

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#25

Phil_Kavadias commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

If done well, these things are a big hit in the very health and well-being conscious Japan. And the west is always looking for the next big health fad. Looking back at the Wii and its accessories and software, Nintendo knows how to make these things appealing to an audience outside of gaming. So yeah, I'm optimistic about this.

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#29

Phil_Kavadias commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country (Wii U eShop / Sup...:

Lots of folk moaning about how they don't like it, and that's fair enough. No game, no matter how universally praised, can please everybody. Personally, the DKC games are my favourite platformers so far; and I've played a lot of them since the 80's.

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#31

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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#35

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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#45

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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#46

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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#47

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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#48

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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#49

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.