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Sun 20th January, 2008

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Raptor78 commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

I love the gamepad, I was unsure about it until I got my hands on it and it just seemed such a natural progression of the DS/3DS into home consoles. I guess after years of playing Nintendo's dual screen family, it felt so natural having the second screen for maps, inventory, etc. Also using it as offTV screen when the main TV is in use it is a great bonus. Finally playing local multiplayer on two separate screens is a blast. Feels like online but sat in same room. Racing games and FPS are great multiplayer in the two separate screens.



Raptor78 commented on Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene:

I really enjoyed Master Reboot and I didnt think the Nindies demo was that bad. Ive played a few Betas in the past so I wasnt put off by a few things in the demo like framerate because im confident that they will be sorted by its final release. I quite like the art style and dont really see it as bland, the music is fantastic just as it was in Reboot and I think it really helps the game. I suppose its a niche that Wales Interactive fits, and mabey its because im getting old, but I really like these first person puzzle games with a strong myster story behind them. Im not really one for flashy FPS.



Raptor78 commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

I was so hyped by this game to start with and little by little my interest has been worn away. The multiplayer part of the game was such a big reason for getting this, I really hope this F2P PC thing is a way of boosting online players and that it will be cross play between PC and WiiU... but I find that doubtful



Raptor78 commented on Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eati...:

I was glad I was on Team Sleeping. I was on Rock last time and half my matches were against Rock. At least by being on the least popular team, I always got to play against Eating. Gutting that although we won more matches we lost because it was less popular.



Raptor78 commented on Splatoon Splats Top 10 NPD Position in June as...:

As far as I was aware, the NX was going to be some "third pillar" device so it wouldn't be replacing the wiiu or 3DS. That's not to say that they are not planning or replacing either of them, but not with the NX at any rate. This is like when we had the GameCube, the GBA and the DS.



Raptor78 commented on Ubisoft's Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Confir...:

@Royalblues I prefer the gamepad controller and I find my list of preferred controllers to be the reverse of what your is mainly due to the natural adoption of the DS/3DS controls. It just became second nature to me. But its just a personal choice. To me the most uncomfortable controller I have evet used has to be the range of Sony controls. To say companies arnt making games for the wiiu due to the controller, yet clearly have no issue adapting games to the 3DS / DS seems ridiculous to me. Sure other reasons will affect porting but controls doesn't seem like one of them.



Raptor78 commented on Ubisoft's Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Confir...:

@ DualWielding ...In really glad we had the exclusive when we did and I'm happy for people who have never played it to get a chance to see what it's like. However if I had an XboxOne I would rather play Dead Rising 3 and if I had a PS4 I would rather play the Last of Us. Unless Ubisoft do a really good makeover on this launch title, I think it will sell, just not well enough to justify porting it this long after initial release.



Raptor78 commented on Ubisoft's Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Confir...:

I enjoyed ZombiU, but if it wasn't for the gamepad it would have been a pretty generic zombie game and the setting really worked due to the 2012 Olympics in London and the Queens 60th Anniversary. The Location had just the right hype at the time. Now I don't really see what it has going for it when XboxOne and PS4 has their own IPs which seem better suited for them. I fear that this game will be lost amongst a tide of other games and not really make the additional money it cost to port and update it with. A shame though because its really worth picking up on the wiiU.



Raptor78 commented on DeNA Executive Confirms Plans For Five Nintend...:

I would like the games to have some kind of connectivity to the console games. The little village game that was part of Bravely Default would have worked well on your phone and then would have generated items for the main game in the same way. Ubusoft do some good games that are on mobile that link to main console titles, but could also be used independently just as if it was any other mobile game.



Raptor78 commented on Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in J...:

I think special Amibo cards would solve this. I would understand selling packs of Amibo cards blindly would work for random characters, but as the Splatoon Amibos unlock very specific content, then they could sell them in shops just like eShop cards. Mabey have a deal like £5 each or a pack of all three cards for a tenner. Then eveybody who wants the DLC without an Amibo can pay to unlock it, just as if they had bought any other DLC.



Raptor78 commented on Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First...:

As far as I'm aware Japan also has another splatfest on the 3rd/4th of July, so any Americans taking this as a personal thing from Nintendo has got to consider how many countries are being affected by this. When you take into account Europe / PAL region and Asia and then the America, America isn't that large a percentage of players. If it had been a USA only event on the 4th I would have agreed that Nintendo were being jerks but seeing as it looks like a much bigger Splatfest I really think its unfortunate timing. If you check the Japanese Splatoon Twitter I'm sure they have a Splatfest between Udon Noodles and something else.?!?



Raptor78 commented on Super Mario Maker Producer Tells Fans Not To E...:

Metroid seems an obvious choice. The classic platformed version of Metroid with a nice HD style. I know that you will be able to add Samus to Mario maker by using the Amibo, but it wouild bre nice to have a specific Metroid maker.



Raptor78 commented on Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June...:

As a fan of the Ninja Kraken I am a bit saddened that they are both being nerfed, but hey that's how games work these days. Personaly I dislike the bubble shields and those areo guns and would like some nerfing on those. Mabey next time.



Raptor78 commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

I think Nintendo is right to keep a tight lip over the NX. Speculation from gaming sites like this and such is great but as soon as rivals know solid details, then they can work towards making something similar or something the polar opposite which will hurt sales. I think, or mabey it's wishful thinking, when they mentioned the transition from wiiu and the 3DS that this is a system that is both a home console and a handheld. If they can allow backward compatibility of both systems then they wouldn't be wasting any current assets and will start with a decent back catalogue. But yeah, speculation fine, concrete details this early is not fine.



Raptor78 commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

Its really that easy to avoid strikes on miiverse... I've received two in the past both were from Tomodatchi life. One was a reply to an actual miiverse friend who had asked if he could use our miis within his game. I got a strike for a five word sentence... "Sure, you can add me" and my second strike was for when someone asked me what the game was like and I said you play a benevolent god like figure like in the game Populous. And I got a strike for offensive religious comments. Until Nintendo sort out their moderators, console bans are way too risky.



Raptor78 commented on Luna Blaster Weapon Arriving Tomorrow For Spla...:

Samurai Chronicles was like this on the 3DS and I used to look forward to each weeks new content . It really does keep a game fresh, and if their not charging for it that's great. Releasing content that should have been in the game and charging for IIT would be something else altogether.



Raptor78 commented on Feature: Nintendo Wins at Its Own Game - A Rev...:

Ive waited too long for FF7 that to me Sony missed the boat. I ended up settling for the HD fanmade remake on the PC. So far ive not been excited by any of Sony and Microsofts offerings. I really enjoyed the world championship even if I was too tired to work the following day, the highlight for me was the Super Metroid eliminator, im not very good at the game and to see someone storm through the stage like they did really had me gripped. I am currently enjoying the Nindies at home, it was a nice little surprise and im hoping there will be more to come after the digital event.



Raptor78 commented on Video: Check Out the Official Trailers for the...:

I suppose the good thing about getting these previews out so early and having several months before release date means these issues could be addressed. Why not contact Wales Interactive and let them know what you think and mabey they could add that option. I really enjoyed the preview and I loved Master Reboot so its on the top of my list when it comes out.



Raptor78 commented on Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe):

The nindies at home was a great surprise and I'm sure there will be more through the week. I would be very shocked if this was all there was... Any chance of the nindies at home for the 3ds before the end of the week



Raptor78 commented on Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivi...:

I really enjoy ZombiU and if they want to port it then fair enough, the only thing is that the element that really made the game stand out to me was the fantastic use of the pad. Without it, it just seems like another Zombie game to which each system has its own good ones already. If they can make anything more back from the wiiu assets great, but I think that the time working around the games great features that would make it seem generic, could cost as much as they make back.... Unless they are planning on releasing a sequel on those systems and are planning on a loss on the port just to encourage sales of the sequel.



Raptor78 commented on Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On Eur...:

I still hope that we will get an All4 app and ITVplayer. I know I have them on all types of devices already but I like using the wiiu TV apps on the pad. I already use netflix, Amazon and BBC iplayer... Oh and YouTube, which let's you watch movies and TV bought on your Google play account. So I really want those other TV player apps to let me do it all on my pad.



Raptor78 commented on PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3:

I always wanted them to port MadWorld to the 3DS. I absolutely love that game, and would love a 3D version or sequel that would incorporate touch screen instead of motion for attacks.



Raptor78 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

I still use my Ouya when I go on holidays and such. The Ouya experience is very different to the phone experience, it doesn't rely on the "Google" part of android, which in some ways is a bad thing because it limits comparability of some things even if you side load them onto the system, But Ouya's store front works really well with games that have not only been specifically ported to the system some are exclusive. The problem with the Ouya is that it is a small fish trying to be a big fish in an extremely large pond. Nintendo would be a large fish in the exact same pond. Ouya may not have been successful on the surfaces, but have shown a lot of promise. Nintendo have shown what it can do with its range of "Nindies" and a bespoke version of android in a walled garden Nintendo shop front could be successful. People who don't use Ouya just seem to imagine its just Google play with a physical controller running through a TV. When infact it is a closed environment where you can only purchase through their own shop front. Sure you can root it and use it like any other Google device, and Ouya encourage people to use it as a development box as well, but side loaded stuff doesn't work aswell as fully optimized software and I'm sure Nintendo will make sure the walled garden storefront would have incredibly high walls and prevent rooting and side loading altogether. I suppose all I'm saying is that Android doesn't always have to mean Google.



Raptor78 commented on First Footage Emerges of Bandai Namco's Projec...:

If it follows the same free to play mode as Tank Tank Tank, then im in. Limited number of free turns a day with different levels and DLC modes available to buy , but once you buy one piece of the DLC it gets rid of the limited number of turns each day. Tank, Tank Tank was fun and shallow, but was easy worth paying a couple of pounds to unlock what I wanted.



Raptor78 commented on Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Th...:

The Gardening streetpass game was a suprise hit for me with it easily being my favourite despite me getting it just because I wanted the other three anyway... love the two new games, but I can see myself spending a lot of time on the fishing game, although I hate fishing. I had the my aquarium game on the wii and im pleasantly suprised that the fishing game has a nice aquarium mode too. Definitely worth picking both up and getting the discount.



Raptor78 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

@MrKenta Im hoping that whatever the NX will be will be the bridge between home and handheld gaming. Im not really bothered if it is just a powerfull handheld that can compete against home systems or a full system with a fully portable aspect. If the NX is a handheld then so be it



Raptor78 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

Considering how little we know about the NX at the moment I think this is a pretty big bold statement to make and I think it is off the mark. I imagine that Nintendo would be working towards another three pillar system. I remember when ai had the GameCube, I also had a GBA and a DS. As we know very little about NX, I would imagine Nintendo supporting the wiiU, 3DS and the NX. But then I'm pretty much hoping for NX to be a combined home console and handheld device, pretty much how the 3DS and wiiU should have been.



Raptor78 commented on Interview: IRONFALL Invasion's Developers on B...:

I was really impressed with the technical side of this game, they have managed to develop a fantastic engine and I would love to see how they plan to use it in other games in the future. As far as the game itself, it has a lot of similarities to other games like Shadowgun and more obviously the Gears of War series, but that isn't such a bad thing as the eShop isn't exactly swamped with games of that genre. Im looking forward to the end of the month to pick up a top up and I think I will purchase both packs. Also if they want a suggestion on what to use the game engine on next, I would love for them to bring a Red Dead / Weird Western game to the 3DS.



Raptor78 commented on Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop):

I have really enjoyed the Gears of War series on the Xbox and I think these developers have done a good job of making what seems to be a portable version of the game. The controls work well and it doesnt take long to pick them up, infact I was going to dig out my circle pad but I dont think I really need to, using my thumb on the touchscreen to control my aim works just as well. Gameplay wise its not ground breaking but technically I think they have done an amazing job and would love to see them using this engine to make a fresh and unique game but I understand why they would have used a tried and tested kind of game to start with (gears of war, shadowgun, etc.)
The free base game is a good idea for a game obviously wanting to push multiplayer because they will ensure there will be plenty of online players albiet on the free stage but hopefully the paid levels will eventually pick up some steam. The single player campaign plays well although its not the most imaginative but as an optional DLC anybody only interested in multiplayer doesnt need to pick it up. I think 7 out of 10 is exactly the right score for this game.



Raptor78 commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

The gamepad is a massive reason I like the wiiu, even if its just for the off screen play when the main TV is In use. I don't know if it is because if years of playing DS and 3DS games, but the pad seems really natural. If there was just one thing I would ask for them to implement into their next home console, it would be to allow their pad to be uses as a stand alone system and allow their next handheld to be a 100% compatible controller. Not too bothered about the graphics of the next system. It may be my age, but all these "realistic" graphics , massive game budgets etc. Are just "blah" to me now.



Raptor78 commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

I think collectible Amiibo cards would be a great idea. Although they may not be as functional as an Amiibo figure because I would doubt it would have any kind of save function for use in games like Smash Bros., they would still at least give you the chance to unlock exclusive items, weapons, outfits etc. in games like Mario Kart. This seems a fair comprise so people still have a chance to unlock content within a game but yet allow for some figures to become limited and thus highly collectible.



Raptor78 commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Wii U Compare To Th...:

While I think that Ubisoft could remake Red Steel 1 for the wiiu and improve the graphics and somehow incorperate the touch screen pad (think fruit ninja controls for sword play) but then use a traditional control system for everything else. But as far as Red Steel 2 goes it already works so well using the backwards compatibility, the art style still works well on the wiiU, just like Mad World. It would probably be just as good to pick up a second hand wii copy and play it through compatability mode instead of forking out for a shinier version... but Red Steel 1, yeah, they could really improve that.



Raptor78 commented on Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa th...:

Last year my disabled, then 8 year old daughter destroyed the competition in a "friendly" EA promotional gaming booth for 'Need for speed Rivals'. The guy running the booth absolutely loved the fact that this little thing, who happens to have three fingers missing on her right hand was thrashing a bunch of twenty something males. It was fantastic to watch, and allthough this event was indeed a set up. Nobody was hurt, sure a few egos but overall the entertainment of seeing this ten year old kick ass was worth it. If it had been a real competition with big prizes at stake then sure I would think this is wrong, but as a promotional event this is fine with me.



Raptor78 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

I think the only way Ubisoft can convince us to buy Watchdogs on the wiiu would be for them to release a demo that is able to show any improvements there may be on the wiiu version. Its much cheaper now on other systems and a lot of people have multiple systems even if it is a wiiu and a last gen PS360 combo so they really need to prove why we should pay full on the wiiu.



Raptor78 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

In all fairness, I picked up a lot of the third party games on the wiiu during the early days when you did have your AAA third party games... and ive always been a multiplatform owner since the death of Dreamcast. But a lot of AAA franchises tend to spawn similar but obviously more improved versions of their previous games ane very little fresh meat. Im not saying Nintendo doesnt milk their IP's but each game seems good on its own basis. I can enjoy Mario Kart on the wiiU, but I can equally go back and have a blast with Double Dash on the Gamecube. There is a timelessness that comes with first party Nintendo games that I just dont get on other consoles. Its just my oppinion but I agree with him. That the Nintendo exclusives do outway third party rehashes over time... with the exception of Red Dead Redemption and Phantasy Star Online. lol



Raptor78 commented on A World of Keflings Unleashes On The North Ame...:

I used to enjoy playing this on my 360 and it worked really well within the Avatar Famestar series of games where playing one game would affect another through rewards etc. I wonder if they will implement soething similar on the wiiU using miiverse or something. Mabey unlocking special stamps as achievemnets etc. Anyway, a fun game and im sure it will make a good addition to the eshop. Has anybody got a clue about a European release yet?



Raptor78 commented on Parent Trap: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapph...:

Pokemon Ruby on the GBA was my favourite of the Pokemon series. I never was addicted to the video games that much and over time i played them less and less. My son on the other hand got into them via Pokemon X & Y on the 3DS and it was nice that we both applied for a code each and got to play the demo. Obviously for him its another 'fresh' pokemon adventure for him to get stuck into, and for me its a nice familier game to play. The Demo got me excited enough to consider picking up one of the games when my son will very likely want to buy one. I have been concerned about the the frame rate dips and pauses between loading transitions sometimes, but I imagine this is purely down to the fact I have a huge SD card in my 3DS and the transfer speed isnt as good as what it would be on an actual retail cartridge.
So thanks once again Nintendolife for demo codes, and although it may not seem like everyones cup of tea considering some of the posts on here, there is one father and son team that is glad of the opportunity to play this demo. Thanks



Raptor78 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...: Revaltions 2 is going to be episodic , like the Telltale Games business model. Does this mean if they don't hit 2 million sales on episode one they wont release any other episodes? So we will be left with an unfinished series like the half life episodes.



Raptor78 commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

If that is the position Capcom is taking at the moment, they should either sell or at least lease the rights to the unsuccessful franchises and give someone else a chance to risk a sequel. I bet Nintendo could do a Megaman sequel proud.



Raptor78 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

My experience of the third party games is that the do actually perform better than my 360 versions of the game but having things cut from the main game or having DLC would affect my choice of which platform the buy on if it wasnt for offTV mode. I think there are some solid ports that if they had been advertised well enough, released at the same time as the other systems and had the same content then yes they could have sold well. As it is at the moment, people don't want to buy gimped versions.
With the exception of that fitness game, I think over time ive picked up all the ubisoft games on the wiiu and on the whole think they play pretty well... howeve they are still gimped and having the choice of investing all your time into a game that you will never get the full experience or buying it for another console you will buy for the other console or not even bother at all.