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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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#2

Phil_Kavadias commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

It's because my fellow Brits are a miserable bunch of jerks and mainstream gamers; more interested in dull and gritty, CoD and FIFA. Anything that's in any way upbeat, colourful and happy fun is seen as "for kids" or "for dem geezers". Even the kids here are obsessed with their "yeh we gotta be actin' lak grown ups 'n playin' iphones n' that" image. Traditional gamers and traditional gaming is definitely on the decrease here.

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Phil_Kavadias commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

It's understandable. Nintendo doesn't really exist here outside of the internet. I never see any adverts, I never see their products in the shops. It's like the guys 'n gals in charge here, haven't got a clue what they're doing. In fact, they don't seem to be doing anything at all. Get the products in front of the public: on TV, negotiate shelf space, advertising and promotions with retailers. It's really basic stuff, but they aren't doing anything. I say Shibata-san gets over here, fires the lot of them, and starts again. Because the existing lot are completely incompetent.

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#6

Phil_Kavadias commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Such a stupid idea. It's an extremely crowded market already, and Apple and Samsung have it ringfenced. There are no scraps left for a new contender to get their teeth into. It's also a heavily stagnant technology now; it has nowhere left to go. Nintendo don't belong there at all. They need to keep focusing on new ideas; the "blue ocean" or something. Whatever Iwata-san called it.

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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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#12

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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#14

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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#16

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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#17

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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#18

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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#24

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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#25

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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#26

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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#27

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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#29

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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#33

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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#37

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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#39

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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#43

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.