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Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

Mon 23rd Jun 2008

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rjejr commented on Feature: The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project ...:

Glad the article mentioned the E3 demo. Nintendo never seems to learn.

And I'm still waiting for my Japanese zen garden game. Has any game on the Wii U looked even slightly remotely like those graphics? Bait and switch.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 26th November (North America):

$30 is still too much for Skylanders, but much better than $50 which made absolutely no sense. Though it does point out how absurd Animal Crossing:amiibo Festival not being on the store is. You don't even need a portal, the Game pad is built in, Nintendo made the game, and lots of amiibo are available in stores. Disney Infinite 3.0 is still available for $20 until sometime in Jan.

Activision does what Nintendon't.



rjejr commented on Two Wii U Hits Are Included in TIME's Top 10 G...:

All those iOS games on the same list with the console games gives me a headache.

Unless Prune becomes the next Minecraft it can't be #1. And I don't get Fallout 4 not being on the list but Batman and MGSV are when ev ery thing I've read said F4 was better than MGS and as good as Batman.

And XCX is still coming in out, but I can't tell if the list reviewers even Co side red it or not.

And Splatoon > SMM



rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

All I wanted was Lego City Under cover or Sports Club so it wasn't likely I was going to buy anything anyway, but I'm still not impressed. Captain Toad for $28 instead of $40 is probably the best bet as its only 1 year old, making it the newest retail game on sale. They should have had NSMBU or SM3DW for people who bought the MK8 or Smash Splat bundle. Doesn't seem like a Nintendo sale without a real Mario game. Thought I saw Tipping Stars on the 3DS list but it was only very old Minis on the Move.

I suppose there are some deals on there for March or August, but nothing that makes me think Black Friday. Too many retailers have too many good game offers this time of year.



rjejr commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

Badge Arcade is awesome, the bunny is great when they add new cut scenes or whatever you want to call them, looks like only once a week so that's all I'll be playing, once a week. If it had the same system as Shuffle with 5 tries every few hours I'd be playing every day, maybe twice.

I just started Shuffle again on my tablet and it looks so much better than the 3DS version and it's only 720p. I was up to level 181 on the 3DS version.

Rumble got too boring and repetitive for me after getting most of the balloons up to 100.

Miitomo looks like utter garbage compared to the 3 above, I have no idea what they were thinking. 2 Pokémon games and a game with Nintendo badges and they go with Miis.



rjejr commented on Wii U eShop Exclusive Temple of Yog Will Begin...:

@Spoony_Tech It's a confusing model. I'm not even sure it makes sense, but it is probably the only way to get people to pay the $5.99 up front if the game won't be finished for maybe a year or more based on Spring 2016 for part 2. So they get as much as they can now for $6 from everybody, then just keep working, and if word of mouth is good people pay more later.

It seems right, just hard to explain. Probably b/c no good games come out for less than $20 any more.

Smart thing to do would be to wait until a date is given for part 2, then read reviews and see if it's worth getting for $5.99 just before the price jump to $6.99. Part 1 could be 45 minutes or 8 hours, we don't know.



rjejr commented on Video: Check Out Ganondorf's Terrifying Triden...:

Looking forward to this on the Wii U. Haven't played in so long but I wouldn't mind going back.

Wii U gets this DLC, TP HD, Pokken Tournament and Starfox Zero, winter/spring is looking so much better for Wii U than the holidays. Then SMTxE. Still not holding my breath on the nameless timeless Zelda. Even if it is out on Wii U, if NX gets a superior version will probably just play it on NX. 2 player couch co-op on 2 Gamepads w/ Link and Linkle?



rjejr commented on Video: Nintendo Kindly Reminds Us That amiibo ...:

@Captain_Gonru amiibo are mercurial. Nintnedo coudln't make enough of them at the start, then they finally got around to making enough but they aren't selling. Question is why?

1. Scalpers were buying them all up and have moved on? I'm sure at some point scalpers get bored and move on. Or Ntineod makes too many to buy.
2. SM line was a big mistake. People stopped buying those almost before they bought them, what a waste.
3. People already bought the ones they want? Does the general public really want a Chibi Robo amiibo? Or even Animal Crossing? I know AC has a cult like following, but the general public is more likely to want Mario, Luigi, Bowser and Peach then KK Slider and Mabel or whoever. Tom Nook makes me think of Tom Bombadil.
4. Have the public decided they are worthless as DLC? Maybe all the parents bought them for kids, or even for themselves, but they really are nothing like Disney or Skylanders in game as this abomination of a commercial shows.

Whatever the reason, the selling has slowed. Maybe people are just burned out on toys-to-life? Plenty of stock of all 4 - DI, Sky, Lego D, amiibo - in Toys R Us.

But Nintnedo does seem to be "all in", and that could potentially be a problem. My biggest problem w/ amiibo for Ntineod since before they released was limited IP. Who do they sell after the SSB line? AC never dawned on me, didn't think thy were popular enough. Pokemon is the smart bet, but over 700? My kids think all 700 in Pokken Tournament could sell. My problem with that is, Nintneod sucks at programming. They have amiibo skins in SMM, but only the 8 bit levels? Why not all 4? So how long would it take them to program all 700 in Pokken? 350 years at 2 per year? I do think the Pokemon line will come, maybe 20 started and 10 Legendarires, but then what? I got nothing. Yokai Watch? They should have put Goku instead of Cloud and make all of DB into amiibo.

Disney owns Star Wars and Marvel and Pixar and Classic Disney and 80's Disney and the Muppets and Winnie the Pooh, who knows what else they could license. Skyaldners keeps making them up as they go along. Lego D seems to license anything boys like, and the Wizard of Oz for girls. What does Nintendo have? Sega is a probably, they need Sonic on board, bu tI'm not convinced.

Nintendo can't match this going forward:




rjejr commented on You Can Now Buy A Replacement Wii U GamePad On...:

@aaronsullivan Well you always make me laugh, so thanks.

I think this confirms NX is a Wii U 2 that can finally handle 2 Gamepads. And 4DS will be allowed to work as a Gamepad for all games, not just SSBU. So sort of 4 Gamepads, like Nintneod did way back when with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Only they've forgotten Link cables and the Gameboy Player were a thing. (I know they weren't related, but I want 3DS games on my Wii U.)

There's your NX set-up, way back in 2003. Only no cables on NX.


NX will be $300 w/o a Gamepad in late 2016. B/c w/ these. 4DS will function as one in early 2017 for those who want to wait.

To be quite honest, I would have sworn these released in 2012 in Japan. My family had an hour car ride on Sunday were all we did was talk about Wii U's failure and NX's future. I told them Gamepads sold separatly in Japan in 2012 when Bill Trinnen was talking up the dual Gmaepad games to come the following year.
"1UP: I think, during the Japanese press conference earlier this morning, they had announced a price for the GamePad if you wanted to buy an additional one. That wasn't mentioned here.

BT: You're right, that wasn't mentioned, and the reason we didn't mention it is that, in the launch window titles, none of those are going to support dual GamePads. The launch window is all going to be single-GamePad. The dual-GamePad functionality, we expect to start seeing that in games sometime next year. Our feeling is, we're not going to sell another GamePad if you don't have something to use it with. We'll make that available as an additional accessory when there's content to support it.

1UP: Which games in Japan are supporting it?

BT: That I don't know. I don't think that they've announced any that are. I think they're just announcing that's going to be the price when it eventually goes on sale. I don't know that they announced a date for when it will be available."

Apparently Gamepad in Japan had a price, guess that's where I got confused.

Wii U will go down in history for me a the only home conosle (that I'm aware of) to only support 1 controller. The fact that Nintneod kept talking up dua GMapeads but the Wii U is too underpowered to support them - which I believe to be true - just shows how messed up they are in the HD generation. They built a console based on dual Gamepad games but built a console too weak to support that idea.

And that's why NX is coming sooner rather than later. I bet someday some Youtubers will find the code for Zombi2 w/ 2 Gamepad support. Ubisoft is on record saying they don't make games without sequel potential. Nintneod has said dual Gamepads were coming. I'm betting Zombi2 was planned as 2 player on 2 Gamepads. Spaltoon will have it. Maybe even Starfox 2. Trick is to sell the Gampeads as stand-alone 4DS and let them offload some of the processing, like cloud computing.



rjejr commented on Video: Nintendo Kindly Reminds Us That amiibo ...:

A few weeks ago when Nitneod released that Christmas morning commercial w/ Spaltoon, SSBU adn SMM I noticed there was a definite lack of amiibo in it, especially since all 3 of those games are amiibo compatible. Heck, SSBU is the game that started it all. And even worse at the 12 cond mark the Wii U is on a table covered by junk that coudl haveeasily bne repalced by amiibo.

So I knew an amiibo commercial had to be coming. But as @PinkSpider said, who created this monstrosity? Total Fail. They just released Mario Tennis. In Mario Tennis you play doubles w/ your amiibo - an actual 2 player team with your amiibo as your partner - and the game isn't even in the ad. In Yoshi's Wooly World if you have a Yarn Yoshi he pays alongside you as well. Did Disney and Activision make this commeical for them? it's hideous.

I really liked that Christmas morning commercial - 2 of the 3 games come in the Smash Spalt bundle and the other is well marketed SMM. But this is just really bad. They shouldn't have even made it. Apparently there is such a thing as bad marketing. So so bad.

Just watched it again. Worse the 2nd time. Half the commercial is based on 3DS usage with HHD and they don't even show the $20 portal for the old 3DS family of systems. I even read all the fine print and it wasn't in there. Yes, the guy did say "new 3DS XL" really fast, but this is a commercial geared towards kids, and kids in the US have the 2DS, the 2DS needs the portal, there is no "new 2DS". Epic fail.



rjejr commented on Free Origin Story and 'Remaster' Update Coming...:

@Samurairu It's funny, it seems like the video game industry is trying to stretch stuff out with DLC and season pass and the episodic model, but TV watching has come down to binge watching on Netflix with an entire season being released all at once.

I'm trying to take it on a case by case basis myself. We signed up early for Lego Worlds on Steam for $15 b/c I wanted to see how that matures, and I bought Spaltoon day 1 b/c of all the promises, but some games seem broken until they get patched. I wouldn't get The Witcher 3 or Fallout 4 until I know they are "done".



rjejr commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

@JaxonH Did this remind you of my reply to you 16 hours ago? I think the main difference between TW and I is he apologies for ripping into Nintendo, I just let it rip.

If Nintendo is lucky NX is will launch in late 2016 as a Wii U replacement, and maybe in early 2017 as a 3DS replacement, both components will do well, and in 2018 we can look back on 2015 as the year that was bad b/c Iwsta passed away, and forget about the lack of games.



rjejr commented on Bring a Bit of Splatoon Goodness to Your 3DS W...:

@Spoony_Tech Didn't work, huh? Maybe you just need a nap. Avatar is still a big improvement though. My kids keep telling me to change mine but I like Pipers "hey, come on now" attitude.

I'm in a good mood b/c the last 4 years I've had 22 people in my house for Thanksgiving dinner and this year we're vacationing at my brother-in-laws. I'd rather drive than cook and clean. Maybe I'll change my avatar to my favorite parade float? That sounds festive.



rjejr commented on Bring a Bit of Splatoon Goodness to Your 3DS W...:

@Spoony_Tech You need a Hello Kitty avatar, that Monster High: Ghoul Spirit one is turning you into a grump.

Those 2DS screens are so good they even make the ugly 2DS model look good.

Did Nintendo really share all 6 of those Hello Kitty themes? That's more marketing than they've done for Mario Tennis and AC:aF combined.

Nintneod could really learn a lot from Hello Kitty. I'm not exactly sure where she's from - well besides Japan obviously - or what she's in, but I have an entire shopping bag full of her merchandise to give my niece for Christmas. Bach towel, coloring book, big cup, and some other stuff. My sister is a big Mickey collector but I went with Minnie gifts last year.

But really, Hello Kitty is everywhere, and Mario is trapped inside a tennis tech demo. He must be so jealous of her.



rjejr commented on Feature: Memories of Court Battles in Mario Te...:

@IronMan28 To be fair, the entire western hemisphere acts like Wii U doens't exist. This weeks total ads: Target 1 tiny pic of AC:aF; Best Buy, 1 tiny pic of Mario Tennis. We'll see how things pick up starting Wednesday. I know Wii U makes several appearances for next weekend, but will Ntineod sustain that? XCX deserves a little support. Will Devil's Third show up in an ad or on a shelf anywhere?

So many games, so little coverage.



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

@JaxonH Wii U Deluxe

It seems less "deluxe" without the "Digital Deluxe Promotion" of 10% back on digital game sales. And they haven't sold the Basic for 2 1/2 years. I knew the promotion was listed as ending December 31, and it did, but ending that and Club Nintendo so close together I think contributed to the general morbidity around here this year. And the DeNA deal. And Zelda being delayed until next year. Year started off bad, kept getting worse. NWC 2 days before E3 was probably the highlight. The recent ND was another.

All things considered it might not have been an overall bad year for Nintendo - new 3DS, great amiibo sales, Yokai Watch taking off - but Wii U has been a disappointment - NX, delays, games nobody wanted. Splaton is a shining star. Sad thing is Wii U line-up looks pretty good next year - Star fox Zero, TP HD, Zelda U, SMTxFE, Pokken Tournament - but with NX out there all year will have that last year sadness. If only we still had reason to believe Super Mario Galaxy 3, Paper Mario U, and maybe some other new games were coming - more sports for Club, Nintendo Land 2 with amiibo support, Fzero, Metroid, whatever the fans want. But it's hard not to think any of those games, if they exist, are headed for NX. It's the Wii U lame duck death march all year long. Good thing we have you around to cheer this place up, might be a long year of waiting for NX and mobile news. I mean Nintendo could spin it positive with all those games, but positive spin isn't really their strong suit.



rjejr commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@Adamario Yeah, hard to believe it isn't. This game is insane. When I first saw it I really wanted it for 4 player family play, but then I found out no Wiimotion so I said forget it. Then I read online so I thought I could get it for my out of state 10 year old nephew and he could play online with my 10 year old son. But then I found out no matchmaking, so no point getting it for him. But then when I saw the amiibo I was like "wow, that's the best implementation of amiibo support I've ever seen." I could train my silver Mario and play against my wife and her Peach. My son's could train their amiibo and play doubles against each other. We could arrange round Robin family amiibo tournaments. But then a week or so ago I read 1 amiibo only. SSBU can do about 8 at a time, that's a year old game, but somehow Tennis can only do one. In a game where half the fun is doubles.

No story mode
No motion
No friends online
No amiibo offline doubles

The list of things not in this game is almost longer than the things that are in it.



rjejr commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@IceClimbers Is that Star Fox Zero? Funny, I keep writing it as SFZ, took me a second.

Nintendo has broken my calendar watch. Now I'm just blown away by how bad Wii U support is in general. If you check the list of Wii U games for 2015 it's nothing short of horrific. Yes, we've had Kirby, Yoshi, SMM and Splatoon with XCX coming, buts a good 6 months spread out over 12. And compared to Wii the Wii U seems like it has so few games. Games like Boom Blox, No More Heroes, Endless Ocean, DeBlob, and all of those games also had sequels on Wii. And no Mario Sluggers, Mario Strikers and Super Paper Mario. I know Wii was out and supported 5 or 6 years compared to Wii U 3+, but it just seems so deserted in comparison. I think last year I didn't notice b/c we had Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Capt Toad and SSBU, but this year it's SMM, a delayed from June Yoshi, AC:aF board game and a gutted Mario Tennis. XCX does help a lot, but there's still a drop off. And having to deal with all of the Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4 commercials isn't helping.

So I don't care about their calendar mismanagement anymore. I care that in June and Dec of 2014 we were told Zelda U would be out in 2015, and finally in Nov 2015 they tell us "2016". But I don't care about the calendar, I care that a game that was supposed to be out in 2015, now 2016, STILL DOESN'T HAVE A NAME. Unless you think they call it Zelda U on NX?



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

@MJKOP - "about a year in to the album release they put out the Thriller short film"

You may have just solved the mystry of why I've always thought there was another album prior to Thriller. WBSS, Billie Jean and PYT I really liked, then the Thriller video came out and I just couldn't get into it. Probably didn't help that my college had a bar and I think they only played 4 videos - Thriller, Bruce Springsteen's I'm on Fire, I always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me and Relax. There may have been a few more bad ones. I did like Billie Jean though. Oh, and there was some weird one w/ guys and power tools, probably German. And 99 Luftballons. I was a head banger though, I was just in the bar for the beer.



rjejr commented on Video: New Hollow Knight Trailer Shows Off Som...:

@aaronsullivan "Fast paced side scrollers"

You might have solved the riddle right there as you know I don't like "fast paced" anything. Yoshi's Woolly World looks and plays great to me. I'll take that speed and those graphics anyday. I'd prefer them in open world though. Nothing is ever fast in open world, I prefer the slower pace and exploring.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Launches eBay Store for North America:

@Xenocity "Microsoft barely has any gaming stock on their website and in their retail stores."

But they do have stores, and it has games. And Apple has stores.

Considering how poorly Ntinedo is carried in stores as is, I don't think it's going to matter to brick and mortar retailers who are more concerned about Amazon than anyone else.

Nintneod has a store, it sells games, people pay taxes in there. Everything has changed since the 1980's, except Nintendo.



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

@MJKOP Or the one that has his original home demo for Billie Jean?"

It's that one, but it did say "Google Store Exclusive" on it but I'm guessing that's just for advertising purposes for Google. It's funny, my wife had to explain to me how good that album was, I always thought there was an earlier album w/ all the big hits on it and Thriller was the follow-up. Apparently this is THE album. Now I know.



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

@MJKOP I got an email from Google telling me I could download Thriller for free from the Play store. I'm sure you have it every way imaginable but I felt compelled to tell you none the less. Though I'm sure it's a US thing and you'd never get it up there, but you can be happy for me.



rjejr commented on Feature: Memories of Court Battles in Mario Te...:

@IronMan28 "You guys are really milking this Mario Tennis thing..."

I think they are trying to balance out ignoring AC:aF.

@MIDP I don't think you can track any stats that I'm aware of. And you can play 2 player vs tennis with your amiibo but only against the computer in challenge mode, not against another person and amiibo paring. Not sure if you can play w/ 3 amiibo, nobody really wants to talk about it, probably b/c nobody is buying it.



rjejr commented on Video: See Splatoon's New Fearsome Hydra Splat...:

@MarvinTheMartian SMM is obviously doing well, but that being nominated over Spalton for GOTY annoyed me. I'm not sure if Splatoon is GOTY, I don't know much about Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 and Batman besides their popularity, but Spaltoon over SMM is an easy choice for me. XCX will almost assuredly be my GOTY for 2016 though. Even if I don't start playing until Christmas night after my kids go to bed.

What else did Wii U have this year? Lego games and toys-to-life I know, Splatoon was May and SMM Sept, Yoshi was a different month in every region, probably not helping it's appeal, was there a Feb/March game I'm forgetting? OK checked, Kirby and Mario Party 10. Not a stellar year for Wii U, not by a long shot.

Heres the Nintendo Life list for US Wii U games in 2015.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Monster High New Ghoul in School
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
Rodea the Sky Soldier
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure
Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue
"Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water"
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
Guitar Hero Live
Just Dance 2016
Just Dance: Disney Party 2
"Yoshi's Woolly World"
LEGO Dimensions
Skylanders SuperChargers
Super Mario Maker
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut
Disney Infinity 3.0
Legend of Kay Anniversary
"Art Academy: Atelier"
LEGO Jurassic World
Mario Party 10
"Kirby and the Rainbow Curse"

Spaltoon should win game of year just for making the 2015 Wii U line-up palpable. Zelda U and Starfox, had they both come out as advertised in 2015, would have helped quite a bit at the end.



rjejr commented on Video: New Hollow Knight Trailer Shows Off Som...:

@maceng Yes, I know, just makes me think o fall of those Candy Crush clones on mobile - Cake Crush, Cupcake Crush, Pizza Crush, my wife plays about a dozen of them.

Wow, trailer looks a whole lot better at 20" than 2". Reminds me of the old black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons. Or at least the levels in Epic Mickey based on those.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@Grumblevolcano Nintnedo is the worst at sales. But I am really looking forward to see what they do on the eShop next week. They said sales "up to" 50% off. So does that mean Pushmo $10 on sale for $5 and Pikmin 3 $60 on sale for $50 or Pikmin 3 on sale $30?

Other notable games that could use a sale besides LCU - Sports Club, $60 on Amazon,should be $20 on sale. Mario Kart 8 and Pikmin 3 b/c they can sell the DLC to make up some of the difference. W101 b/c it's already cheap.

Of course a big issue for me is 3 years on the market adn no Greatest Hits "Nintnedo Selects" line. That is overdue for the above games, and NSMBU. I hear the new preisdent is a business guy, maybe he'll have half a brain and make Nitnedo a lot of money by selling old games cheaply rather than keeping them expensive and not selling any at all.

Splatoon is still worth $50 though. My 150 hours says so. And it's still only 6 months old. Even Sony usually waits a year before the half off drop. Maybe next summer, during the NX announcement, they'll announce the Selects line to keep current Wii U owners from revolting?



rjejr commented on Live In The UK? You Could Find A Sega Mega Dri...:

@retro_player_22 The fact there are so many illegal ROMs out there means there is a market for old NES and SNES games. An dwhat you are saying about them continuing to make new hardware makes sense, but why not make some $ w/ a Rare Replay disc. Look how well NES Remix sold, and that's just bits and pieces. People are always begging, literally begging, Nintnedo for more VC games. There is a huge market for old Nintendo games yet they fail to monetize that demand. And the more they go with free-to-start the harder it will be to convince people to pay $5 or $6 for 1 old game. Best to sell them now. If Sony can emulate a lot of old PS2 games on PS4 surely Nintendo can emulate NES and SNES games on NX.



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

Anybody in the US looking to save money on videogames may I suggest the Target Cartwheel app.

So far this year I save 45% off of Skyland erstwhile Chargers Racing on Wii and 40% off Rise of the Empire play set for Disney Infinty 3.0. Currently Lego Dimensions is 35% off, making it $65 just like Black Friday. I've also seen PA for 15% off, which is about $50 off of $350.

Mostly Cartwheel is useless, 5% off Cool Whip which I'm having for breakfast, but I'm guessing game significant sabin over the next few weeks. Probably more in January.

Happy shopping.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Launches eBay Store for North America:

@Captain_Gonru OK, that makes sense. But if they had their own online presence people wouldn't need to be looking for stuff on eBay.

It also makes sense as you say for older stuff that nobody wants, but how much of that exists?

I guess my point was, first you set up your online presense, then you expand to eBay, not the other way around.

Speaking of Ni tendo at retail, TRU had a ton of amiibo, and AC:aF was visible. I guess TRU likes Nintendo a whole lot more than Target does. Of course it was still only 1/4 the size of Skyland erstwhile and DI, but they have 3 and 4 years of merchandise to sell, amiibo only 1, so that ratio makes sense. I didn't see any amiibo catds, but I wasn't really looking. Pokémon cards are WY too expensive tjough, Target crushes them there, even w/ 25% off they are still too much. I actually walked out of TRU w/of buying anything. Made up for it with 5 DI toys at Gamestop, and ordered another 4 online at GS last night. I think my 1 son is fone, time to start shopping get for the other.

Sorry for all the tupos, on my tablet.



rjejr commented on Video: New Hollow Knight Trailer Shows Off Som...:

I thought it was a Shovel Knight sequel. I know those guys can't copyright "knight" but a 2dsides roller w/ a 2 syllable adjective describing a knight so soon after Shovel Knight bothers me.

Looks good. Reminds me of a game called Heck Yeah! on PSN. Though it's hard to tell stamp size on my tablet. But looking g good is the important part.

RCMADIAX could learn a thing or 33 million from these guys.

Also reminds me of Child of Light artistically, but much faster, that's a good thing too. I really don't like retro pixel graphics, minimalist artsy is ok. Not everything needs to be photo realistic HD, I just don't like pixels. It still bothers me amiibo skins can only be used 8 bit in SMM, b/c I never use that look, why should I when we have the modern one?

Good luck team cherry, awesome logo.



rjejr commented on Video: See Splatoon's New Fearsome Hydra Splat...:

Watching that video makes me think my blood pressure has gone down and I've been yelling and cursing a lot less since I've stopped playing ranked mode in Splatoon. Maybe I'll just stick to turf war and Spkatfests.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@Grumblevolcano "The game on its own is worth $25 or $30."

Compared to what? Based on what? I'm as cheap as they come, but Splatoon has a fairly short but decent single player game that by itself would be $15 on the eShop, add in the sorry excuse for offline 2 player and it's $20. The online has several modes - ranked, friend, turf, whatever the other one is, and we get to play online w/o paying the Xbox Live or PS+ yearly tax.
And when you consider Mario Kart 8 adn SSBU are still $60, an dLEgo City Undercover is still $50. Are you sayin gLCU is better than SPlatoon?

Personally I htink almost all games are ovrpriced - Affordable Space Adventures looks like a $10 or $15 game tops, Sords adn Soldiers 2 should havebene $10, yet they ar eboth $20. LCU should be $20 by now but Nintendo never drops prices. WW HD i still $50 and that's a 15 year old port that should have started at $40 and be $20 now b/c even the port is 2 years old.

So based on everything around it now, I'd say Spaltoon is well worth $50, if nto $60 - splitting the differnce between the $60 in the US and the $40 in the EU.

If you want to argue every game should be 99c or free-to-start, well I'm wiliing to argue that too, SSBU should actually really have been free-to-start w/ it's $50 worth of DLC and Cloud coming, but it wasn't free, it was $60. Star Wars Battlefront has a $50 season pass on Day 1. That's nuts.

But in the videgame reality we live in, Spaltoon is a $50 game - single player, lame but there couch 2 player, and several modes on line worldwide. And Splatfest every month. Splatoon is much much much more a $50 game than Lego City Undercover is $50, that's for sure.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@shani "The Museum got released a week ago, the other map not yet."

That's almost enough to go play it, except w/ the 12 map x 4 hour rotation 2 at a time what are the odds it is up? That's a rhetorical question, I don't expect you to do any probability tables.

They should at least let us test any map at any time, maybe throw in a few octolings like some of the single player levels. Maybe let us choose which level to test a weapon n in the weapon store. Something I've only played on the bridge once or twice. And they need to just delete the warehouse entirely. It's always on. That or the oil rig, but at least I like that one.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@sinalefa Well technically my son bought it for $16 while it was on sale. He got a $20 eShop card from my parents - his grandparents - for his birthday. He got that and the SMM level in SSBU and 7 cents on my credit card. I didn't play it for awhile since it was his game so I wanted to let him finish it first. We have some odd gaming rules in my house.

Here's what I thought of it, copied and pasted from elsewhere in case you missed it.

...I was really let down by Swords & Sodleris 2. They tried way to hard and destroyed the formula that worked in the first game - simple progression and ramped up difficulty. When you make a 15 level game and every level needs it's own tutorial you are doing it wrong. There is simply no flow to the game at all. Almost every level could be played randomly. So so so disappointed.

So that's that. I still haven't finished, I'm on the portal level. I didn't get stuck, just stopped playing to watch TV w/ my wife.

RotE is difficult for me to judge. I'm having fun playing w/ my wife, b/c she isn't a serious gamer so when we are playing together it's just for fun. No going for high scores or kills or anything even remotely competitive, it's all about the teamwork w/ us. And of course its Star Wars. THE Star Wars. We're both the right age for that. Have I told you she has almost the entire set of the original toys from the 80's in a case? (I really need to get some photos of her holding them on here.) So it's not great, but it has the atmosphere and the music and a semblance of the storyline, sort of. So I wouldn't recommend it to any hardcore gamer looking for COD or even Splatoon or Zelda, but for us old fuddy duddies it's great. I bought 5 more figures today so we can play Pirates, Monsters and the Incredibles. Cost me $22.79 for Baymax, Davey Jones, Mr. Incredible, Mike and Sully. I bought that piece I was missing a couple of weeks ago for about $3.75.

OK, just bought The Gaurdians o the Glaaxy set, rocket Raccoon, Groot adn Hiro for $32. I may b edon ew. holiday shopping.



rjejr commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

@RoomB31 "and Nintendo wants ever present Boxes on store shelves where there is more visibility"

Like Fatal Frame?

Of course Devil's Third is coming out in only 3 weeks, that got the visibility of 4 seconds in the Nintedo Direct when Reggie recapped Bill Trinnen's segment, and Bill Trinnen didn't even mention it.

I think Ntinedo only wants to hide these days. AC:aF and Mario Tennis are hardly getting any advertising at all.

Heres the Wii U commerical for Christmas 2015 - no AC:aF, no Mario Tennis, no XCX, no DEvil's Third, no Fatal Frame.

OK, maybe DT and FF aren't the target audience, or even XCX, but if you leave out those 3, plus AC:aF and Mario Tennis, which are both family games if such a category exists, that's the entire 5 game Wii U holiday line-up. Nintendo is in hiding, and they aren't coming out until they announce the NX.



rjejr commented on Guide: The Best 2015 Black Friday Nintendo Dea...:

I was in TRU today, and boy do they have a lot of amiibo. No Wii Fit Trainer or Little Mac but plenty of others. Mewtwo, Grininja, Shulk, Bowser Jr many many AC, probably b/c most people don't know about the game as its been really quiet on that front. Boy, girl and 3 pack of squid amiibo - still no solo squid though. And they ate on sale today and tomorrow 2 - $22. But I didn't buy any, b/c I still really don't know what to do with them as I'm not a big Smash player. What does Shulk do besides SSB and a SMM skin? If he unlocked the Monado or Metal face as a doll in XXL I would have bought him. I don't regret Link for the spinner in HW, that weapon is awesome.

So instead I went to Games top and bought 5 Disney Infi ity figures. B/c despite Nike tendon saying amiibo are better than the other toys b/c the other toys are only good in 1 game but amiibo are good in many, 4 of the toys I bought today I can use in 3 games, 1 of them in 2. But Shulk I only wanted for XCX, but he isn't used in that one.

Judging by the TRU stock, and Games top stock, of amiibo figures, the scalpers have moved on. Time for Nintendo to make an amiibo centric game that they advertise and isn't a board game. It's been 3 years since Nintendo Land, maybe it's time for more of an open world sequel with amiibo support. Both Link and Pikmin would be a good place to start as they show off the asymmetrical gameplay. Any old storyline will do for an excuse. Pokepark 2 had a nice generic one. And Subspace Emmissary still needs a sequel.

As for BF, nobody in my household is requesting it at the moment, but Lego Dimensions for $35 is a no brainer. W/ Dr Who, Portal and Wizard of Oz packs to follow. B/c I know what to with those toys.



rjejr commented on Feature: Memories of Court Battles in Mario Te...:

"but the core gameplay for local multiplayer is still an absolute riot."
"I've been waiting for an opportunity to pair up alongside my own customized Toad for a long time now. Game, set, match."

Am I correct that you can't play 2v2 w/ 2 amiibo offline? Thing I most wanted to do w/ this game is have all my family members and their partner amiibo square off. 2nd thing I wanted to do was let my kids play their Wii U owning cousin out of state online, but no friends match-making makes me realize that isn't happening, at the moment at least. And I can't even buy it for my family to get up and get some exercise b/c no Wiimotion controls. Which I've accepted, but too much missing, not enough added for a $50 purchase. I still havet spen t$10 on Club Sports Tenis yet.

Hey, maybe that will finally get a sale next week for 50% off. Wii Sports Club is going for $60 on 3rd party Amazon. It needs to be $25 online. There is money to be made, Nintneod really doesn't seem to know how to make it. No matter how cheap they sell it for they are still making money code is just sitting there on the server rotting.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@sinalefa My life has been so sporadic of late. Bar mitzvah, Met's playoff run, sick for a week, my sons away w/ school for a few days, going away for Thanksgiving, and all the holiday shopping for Hanukkah and Christmas. And my PC stopped working I HATE when my PC stops working and I can't fix it, it's one of the few things I'm normally good at. Spent $60 on a new motherboard and had to return 2 to Amazon. Installed a new video-card yesterday and the thing is SO LOUD. Been playing Yoshi, Swords and Soldiers 2 and Disney Infinity 3.0 Rise of the Empire w/ my wife. And it's fall so our tv shows started back up - we only watch 2 Flash and Arrow. And we started watching Dr. Who w/ my son, halfway thru season 2 of the newer ones. Splatoon hasn't been touched since the last Splatfest. No time.

OK, gotta go now, several errands to run. Oh and my youngest joined a basketball team and that starts tonight. Life trumps videogames.



rjejr commented on The Hydra Splatling is the Next Freebie For Sp...:

@Zombo "he's salt because Europe had the game released at a lower price ."

Well, nobody was saltier than I was at the incomplete game launching at $40 in the EU and Japan but $60 in the US. But Nintendo came thru in August w/ the update, and both rainmaker and tower control modes have been added, and playing w/ friends, and the monthly Splatfests have been fun, so things change. And w/ the holiday sales it's a great game for $25 or $30. So I just catching up a fellow disgruntled gamer.