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Ralek85

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#2

Ralek85 commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

I'm not surprised by the 3DS performance. So far I bought one game this year (Bravely Default), last year it was more like 20+. To be fair, I had a lot of catalogue titles to stock up on, since I only got my 3DS last year too. Still, there like 3-4 games coming out this year for 3DS I'm interested in, aside from Persona Q, nothing I'll definitely get though ... Actually this year around there are more games coming to the WiiU (still not that many there either) than to 3DS. I think despite Nintendo having a great E3 this year, this is worrying indeed.

The upside is, with the packed release schedule on the X1 and PS4, I wouldn't have had that much time to spent anyways, here is hoping to an amazing 2015 for Nintendo!

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#4

Ralek85 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

I'm sure this will be huge for Nintendo, but personally, I don't see any visual appeal here. Maybe I'm spoiled by many years of great (albeit a lot more expensive) merchandise, but these look really cheap. Fox looks alright, probably my 'favourite' out of the bunch, Marth on the other hand looks horribly, nothing I would wanna have out for presentation.
Depending on their final price and actual functionality, it's probably going to be ok. I won't buy any of those (so far shown) for aesthetic purposes though, seems a waste of space and money to me. Maybe someday, there will be some kind of premium line ... Nintendo should do a cooperation with Sideshow, now that would be something :-D

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Ralek85 commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

@sinalefa I'm not a fancy person, I just want those same basic functions, that any other system on the market offers. Right now, you'd have to look to Origin, for even less features and even more annoyance than offered by the NN(ID). Nobody can be happy with that ...

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#8

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@statnut I agree, but cross-buy is really just the tip of the iceberg here, or on Sony's side, icing on the cake if you will. The basic issues go far deeper ...

As to quality control, I think there will be a time and a place to talk about this, but having a discussion on it now, under the given circumstances, is like talking about the new amazing gaming room, you're going to put it in, while your fri**in' house is on fire. Before getting fancy and all, I'll suggest to prioritize putting out the fire and rebuilding the basics ...

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#9

Ralek85 commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

@outburst You are right of course, they are under no obligation to follow suit with Sony and M$, no obligation what so ever. I don't think I ever implied they are though, I just wish they would take a similar consumer-friendly stance.
There is no denying, that Nintendo demands a premium price, despite the lack of any premium features. I sounds innocent enough, but for me it isn't. If it weren't for MK8 and SSB, I would have kept right at it, showing them the cold shoulder for this. I think the way they are handling the NNID and the Nintendo Network, is by now, a bad joke. They were way behind on this when the 3DS launched, they made minor progress with the WiiU, it's 2014 and to me it seems, that they are still moving at a snails pace, despite having lightyears to go.
If their online framework would look anything like XLive or PSN, I would have a much, much easier time of convining my buddies to get on board with this. It's no exaggeration to say, that the lack of features here, with all it's implications, is the biggest turn-off for the system right now, at least in my circles.
It's just hard to convince people to pay a premium for last-gen hardware ... weighed down by pre-last-gen feature ... and it'S such a shame, too, since by now the content itself is all there ... it just packaged as badly as anyone could imagine it is, in 2014. Darn shame really ...

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#13

Ralek85 commented on Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords ...:

@dumedum Of course there is lag, afterall you are streaming via W-Lan in two directions, but it's negligible, especially since the last time Sony patched it and I expect it to keep involving, considering Sony seems to put a lot of emphasis on it.
That article was quite right, just two things, it's outdated by now, and though I admit it's hardly a pro, games that do require quick reaction like shooters, are no good fit for the Vita anyways. BF4 e.g. is playable even with the lack of the shoulder buttons, lack of surround sound and the small screen as well as some lag, but barely though, it makes the whole experience way more 'challenging' if you will.
In that regard I would agree if there was anything like BF4 on the WiiU, the gamepad might be better suited to the task, since you got the full button layout and minimal latency.

I don't know what you dislike about the Move, since it's actually more accurate than the WiiMote, though I think it probably also introduces slighlty more lag due to the optical acquisition. i have no way of measuring and I certainly never noticed it. You are right about support though, still it's a mood point, because there is little in terms of great Pointer games on the WiiU also. Actually, having a bunch of great shooters on the WiiU with Wiimote support, would be a selling point for me, since I loved to play Killzone and Resistance with Move.

I can't comment on Mouse not being fun, I played with Mouse on PC long before I played with anything else. It's the most direct and precise way of going about shooting virtual stuff I'm aware of, and whenever I played real competitively, aka for pircemoney, I did so with Mouse + Keyboard. But I respect your opinion on this, since 'fun' in terms of controllers is certainly subjective.

I'm happy for you that you think the gamepad looks beautiful, I still think it's entirely dependent on your point of comparison. There is no denying that the gamepad features low resolution (854x480) and even low 158 ppi. The sense of sharpness might result from a good downsampling process from the higher native resolution, which is from my experience on PC always superior to any kind of AA.
In regards to 'pretty', what do you mean by that, why kind of TV are you using for comparison? The backlight leakage is a fact, check online, or just watch a dark image on the gamepad and watch the borders ... As for Brightness, Blacklevel, Contrast, Colors and Response time, which makes things look pretty or not, there is just no way a LCD could do a good job on this, not in comparison to Plasma or OLED. It's backlit nature will always mess with it's blacklevels for example and you don't need a luminance meter to tell on first sight, that you are looking at a LCD screen on the gamepad. It's really just the LCD technology that is not up to snuff, never has been, never will be, it's no means the fault of the Gamepad or Nintendo.
LCDs are cheap and easily mass-produced, and it's a natural choice in such a case, I just wish they made the Deluxe version 100$ more expensive with a OLED screen. I'd would have been more than willing to pay that, to have something close to consistent image quality across TV and Gamepad on my end.

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#14

Ralek85 commented on Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords ...:

@dumedum
As for (a), it's either the lead or the only version. WiiWare was also the first version to be released, not really the defintive version though.
As for (b) that is not necessarily a good thing, also Vita
As for (c) PC got mouse and PS3/4 got Move
Not to sound condescending, but does anyone really care about (d) ^^

Remote-Play works fine, it depends solely on your network environment! The only issue I have with it, is that the Vita lacks the R2 and L2 button, the remapping only really works for some games.

I'm sorry, but what is IMO about it? It's a low-res LCD screen. It's black levels are terrible, contrast is limited and it got plenty of backlight leakage at the borders. It's not the fault of the gamepad, but of the technology used. I'd say it's reasonably good for gaming for the most part and way better than expected. It is not up to par though when contrasted with the Vita Screen or a modern Plasma TV. You can actually measure those difference, but you can also see them right away, if you are used to it. There is more than just a visible difference between the picture quality on the gamepad and on my Panasonic plasma, it's a completely different picture. On the plasma TV the colors pop right off the screen, everything looks alive and the whole picture has a spatial quality the rather flat gamepad image just can't reproduce.
That is really no question of personal opinion. If you take the gamepad screen on it's own merit, it might stun you, but then again, the same picture on a proper screen is bound to blow you away.
Maybe you are just used to playing on LCDs?, because I certainly have seen worse LCD screens than the one in the gamepad!

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#16

Ralek85 commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

"Why must every so called "indie dev" jump on every bandwagon possible?"
You most certainly did not include 'major devs' here, you would have just wrote 'devs' then, instead of the explicit qualifier 'indie'. Maybe you meant something else, but that much I can only guess.
"Care to show me a "Slender-esque" game from a major studio then ?"
But you didn't specifiy that, you just said "jump on every bandwagon possible". There were plenty of major studios jumping on the "WW2-fps" "cod-esque-fps" "zombie-shooter" even "MOBA" bandwagon among many others.
Like I said singling out 'indie devs' on this seems misleading at best.

I haven't played the game, but I was told, that it was very close to the Stanley Parable. "It's like X" is also not something that only indie devs do, maybe it is more common with them, I don't know that would be really hard to ascertain. As to your original question why they do it at all, and maybe more commonly so than bigger stuidos, it might be due to factors like lacking brand recognition as well as a lighter PR budget on their part.

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#18

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@ICHIkatakuri I agree in general, but I'm not sure that Fatal Frame plays in the same league in the U.S. and Europe. I mean we don't even know yet if the game will be any good at all in the first place^^ Sometimes there are reasons why games don't get localised, sometimes they are just not that good.
But I don't think that will be the case here, and like I said several times, I do hope we will get it. I would certainly buy it, especially if it does something interesting with the Gamepad. I won't hold my breath though, worst case scenario will be a pleasent surprise upon the announcment of it's localisation.
I'd vastly prefer to hear something about SMTXFE though, I hope Gamescom or, more likely, TGS will shed some light!! :-D

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#19

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@rbmoura85 Maybe you are right, that could be a reason for them to bring it over. But riddle me this, how they go about advertising this potentially great use of the gamepad? It's not like it would much sense to run a SSB spot, followed by a Fatal Frame spot ... it's just a tough sell.

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#20

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@Sir_Deadly X1=Xbox One^^ Well, but you are suggesting there is little to no correlation between a systems hardware and software sales. The Wii at the time had like, I don't know about a 90 million user installbase and the Fatal Frame 2 sales were terrible, they were also terrible on PS2 and X1, altogether the biggest installbase you possibly ask for in the history of home-console gaming. The WiiU is at what? About 7 Million, relative to the combined sales of ps2,xbox and wii that is just nothing.

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#21

Ralek85 commented on Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords ...:

@DarkCoolEdge Off-Tv is offered by every PS4 game, so no matter if it is a gift from the gods or not, it's nothing the WiiU offers over other systems (X1 aside). PC is special, since I can plug inseveral display at my leisure, I can stream via several applications to display devices, I can even just go ahead and use my laptop ... a plethora of options.
The gamepad screen is way to bad to be a real alternative, sometimes, like during a boring soccer game those last weeks, I played MK8 on it for distraction, it certainly has it's merits. But in general I abhor any kind of screen that is trying to sell grey for black, since it makes everything look washed out and lifeless! The lower resolution even in contrast to a much smaller device like the Vita, doesn't help either, though it is a minor factor.

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#23

Ralek85 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (North America):

Wohoo, Soul Hackers on sale ... must be an odd calendar week. ^^
Just kidding, although I wonder why those Atlus games seem to be on constant sale. It's the same for PSN really.
Nothing for WiiU, no surprise there. Maybe I'll live to see a Nintendo sale similar to anything M$ or especially Sony tend to come up over the summer, or on christmas, or any other time they feel like it.

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#24

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@Sir_Deadly I'm not sure it would have, tripled sales I mean. But let's be frank, two points here I want to mention:
1) If it had tripled sales, it would still have been a game that sold terribly in the west, a commerically failure as far as the western regions are concerend.
2) This is important, take a look at the current WiiU installbase vs the Wii installbase in 2012, when Fatal Frame 2 was released. Yes, there are worlds and worlds between those numbers ... no matter how many NA WiiU owners will be enticed by this, overall the game will end up selling way worse than Fatal Frame 2 did.
Maybe Nintendo feels generous for whatever reason, or they are desperate, hoping for some good press out of it at least, but forgoing those unlikely scenarios, there is no way, they will spend ressources on a utterly obvious failure just waiting to happen. The only bright spot here, is that there is not yet any piracy on the WiiU, but I doubt the Fatal Frame fanbase would have readily abandoned the game on the Wii just to save a few bucks ... and maybe the exlusivity this time around will help ... alot of maybes here.

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#25

Ralek85 commented on Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords ...:

@dumedum "it's obviously the definitive version" - May I ask, how do you figure that?

@Shiryu Well, honestly the gamepad screen is not my second choice, not even my third. It's like this: my Plasma TV, Vita Oled, IPS Monitor (barely in use at all but still) ... Gamepad Screen. I don't tend to favour LCD screens, not for anything really, haven't in a long time.
If I have the choice to get the game on the PS4, no doubt in 1080p/60fps (maybe even with some nice stereoscopic 3D and move support, as with the first game) + Vita Cross-Play/Cross-Save/Cross-Buy or even just Remoteplay, then I know what I'll pick. That would be a 'defintive' version for me^^ That's not even accounting for the lower final price point on the PS4.
This may sound harsh but due the overall inferiortiy of the WiiU, when it comes to performance, features and price, I have no plan to buy anything else on the system but exclusives. I think anyone owning a PS4/X1 or maybe even PC will think probably the same way, since it's not really subjective. If a multiplatform game had a really, really, really great gamepad integration, I might reconsider, but that is a huge If right there.

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#26

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@King47 Fire Emblem Awakening sold like 1.3 Mio. copies I think, that goes beyond anything reasonably labeled "niche" ^^
Fatal Frame 2 on the Wii sold like 100.000 copies, probably about 95+% of those in Japan. It just don't see this happening, there is virtually 0 appeal here for NoA or NoE.

Also Eternal Darkness was ages ago, but I hear what you are saying about Bayonetta, although Bayonetta is certainly no horror game, and all it's action and violence is very much stylized. I never meant to say, their sole reason for not bothering with a western release would be that it's not really in sync with their image, just the fact, that here in the west, either way, it won't do them any major good. It will not sell consoles, which, again, at this point is all that mattes. Ressources better spend elsewhere ...

@Darknyht I would agree, but there is niche and there is niche. There are niche titles which regularly sell through 100.000+ copies in the US and Europe, like the Atelier games, and then there is niche like Fatal Frame that barely manage to come up with a few ten-thousand copies sold. It's a difference. If it were of the former category, I would agree, but to my knowledge it is just not.

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#29

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@CaviarMeths You could just as easily have pointed towards ZombiU or NG3 Razors Edge. The image was not conjured up by me but by Nintendo itself. Just watch their commericals or even their E3 presentations or overall tone of THEIR games (not 3rd party).
I wasn't saying that they don't allow for "mature" games on their system, nor was I saying that this may be the only reason we won't see this game make it's way westward.
I was just pointing out that there is zero incentive for Nintendo to pull a Bravely Default here. Considering the huge installbase of the Wii vs the WiiU and the lack of a Fatal Frame 4 localisation, I just don't know why anyone would reasonably assuming this is going to happen.
I'm not saying it shouldn't, but that the whole idea of "Nintendo cannot afford to leave any of their games overseas" is plain ridiculous. This won't move any significant number of systems for them, it's not even one of "their" games ...

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#30

Ralek85 commented on New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In ...:

@King47 @Thestarskyeffec Isn't Fatal Frame the very definition of a niche game? It's also the very opposite of the family-friendly image Nintendo is trying to project. Maybe I'm wrong, I hope so, but I don't see them making any particular effort to get this overseas. I doubt it will ever see the light of day in the west.
Nintendo needs system sellers, before anything else I'm afraid. This is not one. That's to say, I'd love to see this come over here, I just see little reason why it would. The last one on Wii didn't make it west either, did it?

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#31

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@WiiLovePeace Honestly I wouldn't recommend that. There is a reason my 360 is neatly tucked away for more than two years by now. Even now the X1 has, at least from my perspective, more interesting games announced than the 360 had in it's livecycle. I think it was 2010 when I last cared for an actual 360 game .... Also there are plenty of Tales games on other systems, sure Vesperia was actually rather good, but really not a worthwhile reason to bother with a 360. The number of jRPGs is even more limited than on the PS3. I have to say tough, I really enjoyed Last Odyssey. On the performance side of things it was a mess, but the wirting and music were among the best I ever experienced in a jRPG, stunning all the way. The actual art design was sharp, too, and there were some interesting gameplay mechanics. If you ever bother with a 360, make sure to take a look.
LO is way more enticing than Vesperia, Blue Dragon or Infinite Undiscovery, keeping in mind that the likes of Eternal Sonata, Star Ocean and the very unique Resonnance of Fate are available on the PS3 as well.

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#32

Ralek85 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Actually I think calling these games free is a bit of a white-wash. You have to buy games, to be entitled to take part in their surveys. You have to spent time and be willing to give away information and preferences, to get those coins.
Anyone who ever worked in polling or a closely related field knows what this really is: incentive
It's not easy to get people to bother to take the time to fill out a survey. Actually is pretty darn hard, most people can't be bothered. If you ask 4 people and 1 is willing to go through with it just out of the kindness of his heart, you are doing a decent, average job ....
The argument should be, if this is a good, maybe a fair incentive offered by Nintendo, but this stuff is certainly not for free. Let's not create extra standards for Nintendo, let's just hold them to standards for everyone else. Otherwise we have no standards and everything ends up being arbitrary. Just my 2cents.

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#33

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Dohv I think that's the right way to go about it. You'd loose money if you sold your X1 now, and like you say, there is a bunch of interesting exclusives coming up, not just next year, but even at the end of this year. The only game I'd say worth getting a WiiU over right now is MK8. There is a bunch of other good games, but nothing that stands out as much, to me at least.
Most of them are Singleplayer or Local Play only, and they will all still be here come end of year. I'd say with SSB as well as Splatoon (earily 2015), the WiiU will look a lot more attractive. Those are the kind of games you can play solo, if you want, but also locally as well as online, with the potential to sink endless hours into them. Games that are really worth their 60$ price tag, not just in terms of quality but also quantity, if you will. I just don't feel the same way about Pikmin 3, W101, SMW3D etc., nothing short of very good games, but a rather limited proposition value-wise. I'm rather glad that Wind Waker and Pikmin were "free" with the WiiU itself and MK8 respectively.
Btw, if you like it, feel free to add me on Xlive (RalekUS) and PSN (Ralek_US), and once you get a WiiU (Ralek85) ^^

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#35

Ralek85 commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Isn't Donkey Kong a full price game though? If they had a wider selection of games which are of about equal value ... that would have been nice. I mean I'd love to get DK for free, that would have been great, but I already got it ... Same for Minis.
Still I think it's good they went with digital games, next time a more balanced and wider selection please!

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#36

Ralek85 commented on Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The...:

I get dance games about as much as social sims Oo
Is it really just another "party game"? I can't imagine people going like "no need to go to the club tonight, we got Just Dance". Or is it kinda aimed at people living in the boonies?
I saw the Ubisoft E3 demo and it kinda freaked me out, just utterly embarrassing and all the while it didn't looked entertaining at all to me.

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#37

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Beetlejuice It's about 25€ here, which is .. pricey. But yeah I agree, and that is exactly what I meant by Nintendo being every bit as bad as Microsoft on this. M$ has a great controller, but you have to buy a battery pack or keep constantly changing the batteries. Furthermore if you wanna use anything besides the packed-in headset, you gotta buy an adapter, together you basically shell out enough to almost buy a second controller altogether. To be fair, the bundled M$ headset is better than the PS4 one, but the PS4 already has a rechargeable battery pack as well as a headset connector "included".
I'm every bit as surprised as you are, esp. in the Deluxe Bundle ... but really I'm even more surprised that this was not the standart battery on launch day. They got plenty of bad press for the short running-time of the gamepad, and the huge room left in the battery compartment indicates that the battery pack was not something they came up with by chance .... I don't think it was the best move on their part, financially speaking :-/

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#38

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Dohv Well I wouldn't say I prefer M$ games, my PS3 is still connected and in use after all, so is my PS4 and Vita. PS2 is my favourite system, though it has to share the top spot with the N64, both system I still own ^^ I think at the end of the generation, I might probably look back and say, that I used my PS4 more than I did my X1, but that is like 7-8 years from now, so it seems rather pointless and of course extremely speculative.
I just don't feel like juding M$ based on their last-generation performance. They surprised me in many ways, partnering up with Platinum Games, reviving a rather obscure, but by all accounts brilliant game like Phantom Dust, being amendable to Insomniac Games (which were strong Sony supporters so far) when it comes to I.P. rights for Sunset Overdrive, owning up to their mistakes, and making things right step by step, be it DRM, Kinect and so on.
I don't doubt Sony will pan out over the next year or so, like you say, they got quite a few 1st and 2nd party studies that are working on PS4 games no doubt ( I couldn't care less about Media Molecule though, I tried most of their games, but to me, they are still a poor mans Nintendo ..^^). But forgoing speculation, I just wanna say two more things. Sony's E3 conference was weak, they showed very little in new games, in exclusives games especially, and they did what M$ did last year ... a lot of PR b*s*. They talked about TV shows on PS4, and Vita (PS) TV and PS Now ... and very recently they talked about how they plan going about remastering a part of the PS3 library for PS4 ... they basically at this point abandoned the Vita and Move every bit as much as M$ did Kinect and Smart Glass ... I don't need to point to their TERRIBLE information policy on Drive Clube and PS+, but the term intentionally misleading comes to mind. All in all I regret getting a PS4 at launch, a year or so from now I will love my PS4 every bit as much as my X1 and WiiU. Until thenI will keep playing Resogun and keep hoping Infamous 4 will be Infamous 2.5, and Second Son will be all but forgotten :-D

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#39

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Beetlejuice Not trying to pick a fight, but you know there is a battery pack? It's baffling though, if you open the Gamepad you can see that the battery in there is tiny, filling maybe 40% of the room available, the battery pack, made by Nintendo itself, fills out the room entirely ... and provides like 8h or about that.
In that regard Nintendo is every bit as terrible as M$ ...... Cashcow = customer ...

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#40

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@WiiLovePeace Before E3 I would have agreed with you.
One aspect of your argument struck me as curious though, you think Wonderful 101 is great, but don't care for Scalebound? So may I assume, you don't care for Bayonetta either then? ^^
Also, just as a sidenote, you may want to give the X1 a try before you pass judgement. I was surprised to find, that I like the interface, the online component, as well as the controller (for action games that is), best of all the 3 new systems. The DS4 is a great controller though, and almost as nice as the X1, for non-shooter games, I'D probably even prefer it. That is to say, that before June this year, I had no plans to buy a X1 anytime soon, after all it was the laughing stock of 2013, and my 360 hasn't been used in 2 years. But who am I to judge the future based solely on the past ...

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#41

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@GuSolarFlare Well, it's certainly no fault of yours or mine for that matter, but still it just ain't a proper excuse, at best it's a pretext to hide one own's lazyness.
I shudder at the thought of Splatoon being tainted by the lack of any proper means of communication. The game looks so damn great, and plenty tactical. I would be a shame beyoned comprehension if it were stuck with MK8-like GJ! Welcome! chat-shortcuts. I mean, sure, once again, my friends and I would just use other tools to coordinate, but it would feel unfair. How are we supposed to know if the other team, maybe just a group of random players, have any means to make up for that disadvantage ... I doesn't even bear thinking on. Are we supposed to sit all silent in our rooms, no talking, no making jokes, no coordinating, just to keep things fair and Nintendo fat and lazy? I don't think so.

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#42

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Dohv PS4 IS pointless. I never said it WILL be pointless. But even accounting for announced exclusives, here, today, right now, I feel much more comforable recommending the X1 over the PS4. Even if you care only for half their exclusives, going by the numbers I think you're better off with the X1. How about Scalebound and Gears of War or Phantom Dust? Also not your taste? What kind of games do you like then, if I think about PS4 the only games that come to mind are these ...
The Order
Infamous
Uncharted 4
Killzone 4
Bloodborne
Let Die
Rime
Abzu
(console exclusive) No Mans Sky
The Witness
I did not enjoy UC 3, felt terribly stale and just to much shooting going on, and I hated TLoS, so I don't have high hopes for UC4. I very much looking forward to Bloodborne though, as well as the Order. No idea about Let Die, Suda games tend do be entertaining, but don't hold my attention very long. The "indies" are going to be great though, no doubt, esp No Mans Sky. I gotta ask though, how come you like Sunset but not Crackdown? Seems like very similar games to me and Crackdown 1 was probably among the top5 games I played on 360, with their cloudbased destruction engine, I forsee great things personally for this one.

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#43

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@GuSolarFlare That's no excuse for lack of messages via friendlist, or partychat for friends, and honestly it is NO excuse for anything, since God gave us a little thing could "parental control" options. If your child is a minor, you should be able to block voice chat ... what's the problem?
I don't wanna sound like a jerk, but I'm hearing these arguments for like 8 years now ... and they are just as silly as ever. Nintendo is just being lazy about this, that's all there is. It would be no big deal to make voice chat an option for all, emphasis on option! This needed saying, because it's 2014, and this has noting to do with being cautious or "behind the curve", it's just Nintendo not dealing. /rant over :-D

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#44

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@SethNintendo I agree completely, but let's be real here, even Nintendo can manage a mute-function, should be easy as pie esp. on the gamepad. Also the very least we need, is partychat for friends like on Xlive and on PS4 ... that is the very least. Sure my laptop + skype works, but it just seems so pointlessly backwards, although it wastes energy ^^

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#45

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@gatorboi352 The lack of voice chat in MK8 is maddening. Screaming at my friends while playing is the best part here ... sure we just go ahead and skype or just use ventrillo ... again with the barriers though, why Nintendo? Why? If Nintendo had anything apporaching Xlive ... darn I'd love it =(

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#46

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Dohv Don't, why? Well, because of ...
Halo 1-4 HD Collection -> This year!
Halo 5
Crackdown 3
Sunset Overdrive -> This year!
Scalebound
Phantom Dust
Quantum Break
Gears of War
Ryse
Fable Legends
Dead Rising 3 DLC
(console exclusive) Dead Rising
(console exclusive) Titanfall

Also Xlive is superior to Nintendo Network in any conceivable way. I love MK8, I'm looking forward to SSB and Splatoon ... still ... the framework is still so dawn annoying, throwing up hurdles left and right. Wait till next year with the WiiU, the PS4 is pointless for the time being, till Bloodborne comes out, all I played was Infamous and Resogun, stick with the X1, it'll deliver in 2015. Trust me.

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#47

Ralek85 commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Beetlejuice Well unfortunately I'd have to agree mostly, and worse, I don't think Nintendo could deliver on a "tablet experience". They are just too far removed when it comes down to features, I doubt even at the end of this generation anyone will be able to mistake the gamepad for a tablet, even forging limited portability. Another BIG problem is simply that the screen is pretty crappy, and not just because it is low resolution (though this doesn't help either esp. with reading). It's better than I though I would be, but in comparison to a retina display or even a Vita screen, it's really not good at all.

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#48

Ralek85 commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

@Gamer83 You misunderstood me, that is exactly what I was saying ^^ Halo makes alot of sense, since those games date back, in part, to Xbox, meaning two generations and for some of them the multiplayer hasn't been available for some time. So yeah it's different, I agree, but that was what I was trying to say from the very beginning ^^
I disagree about UC though, those games can be had cheap on the PS3 and they look and play fantastic, multiplayer for part 3 is also up and running .. I don't see the point. What could be gained? It seems they are trying to make money of the missing backwards compability, which seems just wrong to me.

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#49

Ralek85 commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

I'm not opposed to remasters, I'm even looking forward to the Halo Collection and co-oping the quadrilogy with a buddy.
But I think there should pass some time between the release of the original and the remaster, esp. if it is a singleplayer game. I hear many people intend to get said Halo Collection basically only for the chance to get back into Halo 2 multiplayer (not me though) and that makes sense to me.
Games like TLoS were released very late in the PS3 lifecycle, the look great on the PS3, and there is no "lost" feature like multiplayer, since PS3 multiplayer for most games is still very much up and running.
If they were about to remaster/remake a bunch of classic PSX games, or even some PS2 games that were kinda left out on PS3, I'd be interested because there is a whole generation by now, that did now grew up on the PSX, they deserve to know where it all started, why not then in glorious HD?

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#50

Ralek85 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):

@XyVoX I'm afraid that this might be, at least partly, the reason. I wouldn't say I'm a Fanboy, esp. not since my WiiU stands next to my PS3/4 and X1, but I came to accept that Nintendo is a 'special' proposition. There upsides to this, too, like (still) free online services, although PS+ turned out to be a pretty good deal and Nintendo still has the worst online services out of the Big Three, but just as many or more downsides.

Price is certainly one of those downsides, and also the reason I don't care about games like Watch Dogs on the WiiU, not only are they inferior, which depending on the game might not matter thaaattt much, but the prices are just ridiculous. I think if you add this up over a generation of say 8 years, you are better off, getting a PS4/X1 (no PS+ though and wore sales structure) pairing up with friend and using it for anything non-nintendo exclusive (or amazing gamepad use).
That's just math and not even accounting for the better graphics and performance you'll very likely end up getting.

Well, at least that's the route I'm going with ^^ Can't wait for SSB and Splatoon though, as I have no problem dropping 60$ on those, although I'd prefer they offered a chance to split the cost with someone just as can on PS and Xlive.