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Pod commented on Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Takes on a Shinya...:
Pod commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:
I'm not entirely sold on how the 3D approach is a step up from what we saw in Epic Yarn. At first I thought it would be too obvious that the materials are fake now, with no benefits, but there's a couple of ideas attempting to justify it all in this trailer.
I'm still excited for the game, of course!
Pod commented on Say Hello To Star Fox's NES-Based Forerunner, ...:
Polygonal 3D on an NES? Them crazy people!
Pod commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:
If Treyarch isn't handling the Wii U version, then it's likely that no-one is.
This game being a sci-fi setting, not made by Infinity Ward, and perhaps only coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, does mean it will be the least selling entry in the series for many many years though.
Activision is however fully aware that the franchise is winding down in popularity, so I'm guessing they're satisfied with trying to rake in some new interest from sci-fi geeks.
Pod commented on Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectatio...:
"needs" is a pretty loaded word for the amiibo consumer demand.
Pod commented on Call of Duty: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease Sets...:
This game is headed by Treyarch, so of course it's coming to Wii U.
Pod commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:
@mjc0961Luckily still quite good. The things that seem to annoy others about Nintendo are amusing to me. However, some things do bother me, like their taking to paid DLC.
Nintendo's current direction with copyright enforcement -is- a modern and drastically improved attitude.
Let's Plays that show the entirety of a game are not a good thing.
Pod commented on Sonic Boom Was Originally Called Sonic Synergy...:
Now I miss the time when Sonic visuals were as neatly designed as the Sonic & Knuckles logo.
Pod commented on Social Networks Go Into Meltdown Over Apparent...:
I imagine the New 3DS could handle Twilight Princess quite decently, but the art style might be slightly too muddy for the tiny resolution.
Pod commented on Playtonic's Mark Stevenson Teases Wii U Fans O...:
Hoping they manage to put a lot of good stuff together to launch the Kickstarter. They've only existed as a company for a couple months, so I'm excited to see how much they've managed to make. I know they're highly productive when they mean to be.
Pod commented on Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicl...:
Even if this release just barely pays itself back, it's an extremely effective way of recapturing mindshare for the Xenoblade Chronicles name, ahead of the release of the sequel.
I absolutely think Nintendo only views it as a primer to get as many people as possible interested in X.
Pod commented on Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Mod...:
Collegues and I are having a ton of fun with Affordable Space Adventures so far.
Classic Nifflas puzzle design and sensibility, with production value and humor out the wazoo on all fronts courtesy of Knap Nok.
Pod commented on Unity Support Is Coming To The New Nintendo 3DS:
As a Unity developer myself I welcome this turn of events!
Pod commented on Feature: The Best Alternate Reality Super Nint...:
Cryo's Dune is just about my favorite game ever. Good thing it never had to be appropriated for Nintendo's image.
Pod commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:
@jasonbrrNintendo has had voice chat in several games before, and if they didn't they could still hire someone who'd know how to do it. The reasoning they gave might not be the whole truth, but I am certain they could pull off voice chat if it was a priority for them.
I'm not a big shooter fan, and I don't play online, so I might skip this one, even if I really dig the character design.
Pod commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:
They've really upped their game this time around in regards to composition of good pictures. Much prettier game overall than the first two! And this time there's Z-axis movement!
Pod commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:
As long as it's all optional.
Personally I'd rather they'd left out the normal maps and halved the bitrate of the sound, but I'm an old cranky man that way around.
Pod commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:
This... doesn't look like a lot of fun to me.
Pod commented on Video: This Is How Much Faster Code Name: S...:
It's literally been cut to a third of the time! I'm impressed with the swift manoeuvre after the reviews gave them a lashing for this.
Pod commented on Community Interview: Affordable Space Adventur...:
@rjejrI can understand how it must be annoying with Celia's outbursts in Knytt as a parent. I don't have children yet, but there's a great many things I would want them messing around with.
Personally, I felt it was quite refreshing that she got to say those things, and made her feel like a genuine character. That's how young people talk, and maybe it does give you an opportunity to tell your kids not to be like that, as she's generally a spiteful character.
Pod commented on Video: This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Foot...:
Haha, the speed is insane. The guys at the office will love this.
Pod commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's C...:
Very neat cover. But EDGE always looks amazing.
Pod commented on The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of M...:
People who don't make their own assets are usually in for a world of hurt when they start making money on their game.
Pod commented on Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Vir...:
This really is a great iteration of Wario Ware.
Here's hoping Twisted makes it unto Wii U virtual console as well.
Pod commented on Video: Super Mario 64 Leaps Onto Wii U Virtual...:
The UI-elements still get manhandled by modern filtering engines.
Pod commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Det...:
Well I'll be. That's entirely too adorable.
Pod commented on Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Wii U Cross...:
Entirely too japanese for me, but it sure does look like quite a ride!
Pod commented on Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Comi...:
Never got to play Donkey Kong 64, so that just might be my pick!
Pod commented on Mewtwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:
Paid DLC characters eh?Well now I'm glad I held out on buying this game. I can i no shape or form suport this.
Pod commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:
Ripping a fully rigged model and a piece of music from Mario Galaxy, and a fully designed level from Mario 64, and giving it to people for free, is against the law, whether he makes money or not.
The Minitroid guys made their own art, level design, and music, and were never asked to take down their tech demo.
Nintendo are extremely friendly on fan games in general, but straight up distributing their assets for free should never be tolerated.
Pod commented on Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop):
This is the kind of stuff I would play for hours on end when I was seven. While I'm too young for actual arcade cabinets of such a simplistic nature, cheap GameBoy knock-offs with five-ish games built in were abundant, complete with colorful stickers surrounding the screen. I'm sure a fresh coat of paint like this will help revive the excitement of the simplicity!
Pod commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:
I'm very impressed will Reggie's skills in spin. He'll make anything a good story by focusing exclusively on the positive. He regularly throws interviewers for a loop by refusing to talk about the competition or acknowledge set-backs as being of any importance. On top of all this, he always manages to look like he's having a complete blast representing Mario & Co.
Pod commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:
Well, it really does seem Nintendo has given up on "saving" the Wii U with quality software. Instead, they'll focus on releasing a game that really is all it can be to harvest goodwill and sterling reviews.
Three years was already a long time for a Nintendo system to go without a new Zelda game, but coming out in 2016, naturally at Christmas, means it'll have as little influence on the system's success as Twilight Princess did for the GameCube.
Still, I'm hopeful it'll be the game that makes the franchise stay relevant.
Pod commented on Talking Point: That Paper Mario: The Thousand-...:
It's a great game and it's been sadly unavailable to the public for far too long.
Pod commented on Video: Nintendo Builds Hype for Xenoblade Chro...:
Well that got improper fast. But I guess Nintendo is pretty desperate to sell this game to those who haven't played it yet, so better bring out all the big guns.
Pod commented on Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable S...:
How many people were involved with development on a weekly basis?
@A01If the game is anywhere near the size and difficulty of Knytt Underground, you'll get 17 hours and then some. But let's hear the unswer from the devs themselves.
Pod commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:
Great to hear the game didn't lose anything in the porting!
Pod commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:
That feature and the improvement to the cameras is the reason I'm now getting a 3D. Well, those, and now there's also a decent amount of cool games out.
Pod commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:
Came in here to write that.
Also, I wouldn't participate in that gamejam.
Pod commented on Dot Arcade Lights Up the North American Wii U ...:
This looks like good old-fashioned fun!
I had a couple of those Tetris-knock off handheld games back in the day, where everything, a racer, five Tetris clones, and a side-scroll shooter, typically, was made on something like a 15x10 grid, and I remember those as breddy good.
Pod commented on Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon ...:
So if they put this on iOS and Android, they will get 250 downloads. And people will start to hate Pokémon as much as they hate other pocket farmers.
Pod commented on Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Con...:
For games like this, it's definitely nice to have support for the more traditional controllers.
A great thing is generally being able to play with a separate controller, when using the GamePad as a screen.
Pod commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:
None of these announcements are about actual games, or ideas that will makes games more interesting, so I don't really care.
Pod commented on Zelda Lookalike Oceanhorn: Monster Of Uncharte...:
The art style of this game is quite inconsistent.
Pod commented on Nintendo's First Smartphone Title Could Launch...:
Well why not. All the most successful mobile games were in production for about half a year to a year. It's a good timeframe.
Pod commented on Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Sma...:
So Old Man Miyamoto is being sealed off with his silly invention that only his die hard fans have bought into. That's the spin proponents of mobile games might give this.
Personally, I'm happy they leave him in charge of making sure the Wii U is being utilized to its fullest.
Pod commented on Hyper Light Drifter Might Not Hit Wii U Until ...:
I'd rather they take their time.
I already paid for it, so it might as well be as good as they want it to be when it arrives.