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Raptor78

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#1

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.

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#2

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

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#3

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?

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#4

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

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#5

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

...as 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.

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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.

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#8

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.

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#9

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

One of the reasons their games dont sell as well on the wiiu as opposed to other systems IS because they dont give all the content that is available elsewhere.
That's why Wii U owners dont buy third party,, that's because they don't get all the content and that's why they don't buy more third-party games from these companies. It's really that simple!

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#10

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

When those games are released so late in the day that the DLC was already available for those other systems you would have thought they would have released it on the wiiu port, and considering many of those had been released before the 3rd party backlash that shouldnt have been an issue.
I could understand if the game had been released at the same time and the DLC was promised and then pulled due to lack of support from the customers but this hasnt been the case. I myself have bought DLC on the wiiu when available and I do own multiple systems but avoided buying on ither systems because I wanted to support the Nintendo version.

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#11

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

@Sadodi
As someone who has purchased all those titles with the exception of Tekken I will tell you how dissapointed I was with those companies for missing out content that was available on other systems within those games, or content was deayed so much I didnt think it would ever come out. True I love the wiiU versions because prefer using offTV mode but given a choice of buying a game on a system where you could have the opportunity to get all the content at some point or buying it for a system where only half the content is available you would probably want to get it on the system with all the content. So as far as im concerned those games had a bad launch because the third parties hadnt supported them well to start with.

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#12

Raptor78 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

Not a racing fan myself but I've been interested in this game because my daughter is a big fan of the Forza series. While we have a very good racing game in the form of Mario Kart 8, but I still think we could do with a game like this on the wiiu. To show their commitment to the wiiu version I reckon they should give us a demo no matter how rough it is at the time of the other releases. That should put us on until the 2015 release.

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#13

Raptor78 commented on Ubisoft's Uplay Application Hints That Watch D...:

watchdogs (360) is already a tenner second hand at my local games supplier. It is becoming a more attractive offer the more and more Ubi are trying to put people off the wiiu version, one thing that bothers me is the shear number of second hand copies they have. Either it is short and shallow or it is a bad game, either way it is worrying.

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#14

Raptor78 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I can't imagine the increased CPU and features having a big affect on the number of games coming out for the original 3DS family because of how large the install base is. If developers want to use the extra power they would probably release a game that would work on the regular 3DS but had "extra content" for New3DS, just like they did with some of the games that came out for the DSi. I would imagine that there would be a few download only exclusives for the New3DS but big companies would rather play it safe.

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#15

Raptor78 commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

This sounds like BS if its all about the install rate. There are many decent clones on this game kicking around so I think its time Nintendo fulfil the need on their own platforms by coming up with their own Nintendo themed world building game with relevent Metroid, Zelda skins etc. If the makers of Minecraft arnt happy they can fill the gap themselves. And if anybody is worried about lawsuits I would remind them of the educational games in the 80s than bore a striking similarity to the early minecraft games.

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#16

Raptor78 commented on The Keep Begins Its 3DS eShop Quest on 11th Se...:

orcs and elves was more like a fantasy version of Doom, this reminds me of the old dungeon crawlers from the late 80s early 90s. I enjoyed them a great deal then but the trailer looks a bit repetitive. It may be worth taking a risk at that price though.

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#17

Raptor78 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Last gen I had a wii and 360, with the wii being my primary console. This gen im using a wiiu and my old 360, dont see no point upgrading to Xbone. Ive even stopped subscribing to gold. If I ever did upgrade my second system it would probably be for the PS4, but im in no hurry to do so.

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#19

Raptor78 commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

Its free DLC. If its not your cup of tea, dont use it. Im all for sponsored Free DLC. Just like the map packs on my XBox, if a company wants to give me a little extra content for free albeit advertising a product of theirs who am I to complain. What does upset me is when you have to pay for DLC that clearly benefits a company by freely advertising their product... but then you don't buy it.
Not too keen with how the cars look compared to the original mario kart vehicles but at the end of the day it just gives us more choices.

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#21

Raptor78 commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

To me certain games like the Just Dance series, are nice to get hold of for the system of your choice when they hit the right price point and if your in the mood. In no way is Just Dance a system seller on ANY system.
Zombi U should have been a system seller but because the wiiU came out a year earlier than its competition a lot of people (including myself) waited on to see what Sony and Microsoft had to offer. As soon as I decided to pick up a wiiU, Zombi U was one of the first games on my list but at that time it had been out since launch and only had a low price on it. I can see why Ubisoft have made their choices but im sure that now the system is picking up speed Mature titles will sell (if they arnt gimped and have non of the DLC of other system).
Just Dance - Not a system seller. Smash Bros. definitely a system seller for those fans who didnt pick one up for MK8 or even earlier. Rayman would have been a great exclusive and could have sold systems. It is the best version of it but Ubi decided to go multiplat :(

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#22

Raptor78 commented on Wii U Pre-Orders Enjoy a Healthy Boost Followi...:

@Spoony_Tech True Indie titles dont have the muscle to carry a system, but if were lucky some of these little acorns may well grow into big oaks. What Nintendo needs to do with some of the better indie groups is support them into becoming bigger and better companies and develop fresh new 3rd party support and mabey even buy a few new first party teams.

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#23

Raptor78 commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted:

I understand why they arnt releasing REsident Evil:REmake for the wiiU, becasuse they already rereleased it on the wii so even though I cant play my old Gamecube games on the wiiu I can still pick up a copy of Resident Evil Archives for the wii and play it. I will be extremely dissapointed if this doesnt come out on the 3DS at least. Even if it isnt the same version as the other systems, they still need to have a sequel considering the Revelations series started there. Im actually surprised that CashCom hasn't released a Revelations and Mercs double pack yet with both 3DS titles on the same cart because we all know how much they like recycling their assets.

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#24

Raptor78 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@Legromancer
To be honest the big companies arnt making a killing on any of their games anymore regardless of the system. The budgets are that big that even when they are selling millions their games are still becoming flops with only one or two titles actually managing to scrap through. They have all said asmuch themselves. Obviously one way of trying to trim the fat is to limit the number of different consoles they develop for but it doesnt mean they dont need Nintendo, infact they need them more. The big companies are banking on gamers owning multiple systems this generation and dont want to canabalise sales from people owning the same system. Chances are gamers who own multiple systems will probably own a Nintendo AND a Sony or Microsoft console, just like last generation. Unfortunately people who only own a wiiU will suffer.

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#25

Raptor78 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

Ironically after replacing my 360 copies of COD Blops2 and Ghosts with wiiU versions I wont play the series on any other console as I find the control system inferior on any other system. I also like playing online with my son using the one system but having our own screens instead of having to fork out for two copies and two gold subscriptions. So alas I cannot see myself buying the 360 version and I guess that I wont be playing any new COD games anymore.

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#27

Raptor78 commented on The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan:

I have the first two and they are really good. I think free to play is fine at this stage because they have three fully packed games already for those people who want to throw down there hard earned cash and the free to play is ideal for casual or sitting on the fence players. If it brings more players to the game fantastic . I just hope that they add a load of stuff to the F2P game that isn't in the main 3 games that would annoy me.

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#28

Raptor78 commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

The ratings were dropping across the board, so that would be opinions of quite a few have dropped. The only reason that Miyamoto is even mentioned is because he was so high to begin with, he is never going to really top Super Mario Bros. I mean his approval rating is almost 87%, thats still pretty huge considering the battering the wiiu has gotten over this generation. Im glad to see Iwata approval going up as well, I think this years Nintendo E3 presentation really blew the others away. Sure I didnt like everything but the way it was presented was fantastic.

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#30

Raptor78 commented on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your...:

I had already downloaded the game before I received the message but I still think it was cool when my pad lit up a played its notification tune. On a side note about the VC at e3, I really thought that when the GameCube pad adaptor was announced they would have announced GameCube VC.

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#31

Raptor78 commented on Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your...:

@readyletsgo to be honest its all down on the individual. There wasn't a big amount of stuff announced for the 3DS but the games that were I was wanting so a good show for me. Not really interested in half of the wiiu games but those I did like are pretty much split between this year and next. As far as the VC goes, I was a bit sceptical about DS on wiiu (love the GBA on the gamepad) but it works really well for this kind of game. Not sure how some of the others will work but brain training works well.

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#33

Raptor78 commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

Seeing how it works within Smash Bros I thnk I know how this could work in Mario Kart. Obviously I dont think it would add extra characters as sad as this may seem, but the vehicle parts seem the most obvious. For example, Steel Driver is a Sub chassis based on the game Steel Diver... so I could really see the wiifit woman, Zelda etc featured in such a similar way, that way nobody gets a distinct advantage of having characters that others may not but still manage to get the favourite toy / game into MK8. I really like the Fire Emblem figure, love to see how it will be used in the other games.

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#34

Raptor78 commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-Aime Reaffirms Nintendo's...:

My gamepad is on main TV in living room and works all in that area... Doesn't work in the next room (the kitchen) but I can use it outside the living room window on our bench and even in bedroom above main TV. I think it isn't necessarily the distance mabey it could be affected by other WiFi devices.

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#37

Raptor78 commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

I was lucky that because I held off until PS4 and XBone launched, I had about a years worth of titles to catch up on. Ive pretty much bought all that Ubisoft had to offer on the system and where my collection stands is that a third of my games are Ubi, a third Nintendo and the final third being made up by everybody else.. but now what. Nintendo keeps releasing more titles and Ubi canceling, delaying or even not even bothering to release games, eventually they will end up just getting lost amongst the "others" category. I can understand why they may have thought that holding a game back until there was a bigger market... but that doesnt guarantee bigger sales, because when the wiiu install base becomes bigger other companies will jump back onboard and there will be more competition... unless the game they are holding back is a real killer title I don't think they will be in any better position.

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#38

Raptor78 commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014:

I would like some of the more popular 3DS titles that make good use of the Duel screen making a transition to the wiiU. Not ports exactly but a wiiu specific sequal or a full remake with extra features. Kid Ikarus is a brilliant example because you could either use the gamepad as you did with the bottom screen or use a wiimote nunchuck combo etc.

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#39

Raptor78 commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

I would have to disagree in regards to the game pad. The ability to play OffTV was the reason I decided to go with the wiiU. I waited until all 3 systems were released and after trying them it was the gamepad that swung it for me. I hold no allegiance to Nintendo as I always were a staunch Sega supporter up until the Dreamcast died a death. And I have often supported multiple systems. But in my opinion I think the Gamepad was the right direction for Nintendo to go with. The prices of the GBA virtual console are a bit high but that doesnt affect the quality of the games. My most played 3DS game happens to be a GBA Ambassador game.

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#41

Raptor78 commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

I fit into the older gamer demographic. I'm 36 and have been a gamer all my life and pretty hardcore with it, and by hardcore I don't mean big flashy graphics and cut scenes or FPS etc. What the gamepad offers me is the ability to keep my game playing even when my family want to watch the TV. Off TV play IS the best thing about the wiiU and U don't mean that in a negative way. I and the kids have other consoles on TVs around the house but I prefer playing multiplayer games on the main family TV and the wiiU fits that profile perfectly. We are also a family of 3DS owners so whatever Ninty do to connect them together will be much appreciated. The long and short of it, Off TV play was something that I didn't know I wanted until U had it and now I don't know how I managed before.

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#42

Raptor78 commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Currently Being...:

I played the original Tomodachi Collection on the DS and although I didnt understand what was going on it seemed fun and piqued my interest... to hear it is being localised on the 3DS is great news to me. Ive enjoyed the new miiplaza games, suprisingly the Gardening one was me most favourite and I could see myself getting into thisin short bursts. However I hope it doesnt guilt you into having to play everyday like Animal Crossing does,if I miss a couple of days on that it puts me off playing it because of how they respondand chances of villages moving on etc. Eventually it becomes a chore to pop in and check on everyone each day.

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#44

Raptor78 commented on Pac-Man Museum Reportedly Cancelled on Nintend...:

Its all about install base at the moment.They need to make sure they have as much chance of making a profit as they can.I am suprised that 3DS has been cancelled but can completely understand the wiiU. I have a wiiU and love the system (using it to write this) but just as there is no xboxone and ps4 versions coming out I pretty much thought there wasnt enough wiiUs to justify this title. It is a pity too,but it looks like its beging to become a trend on all three of the newest systems with delays and cancelations. Smaller install base means smaller chance of making profit and the newer systems would probably need bigger budgets than the older more established systems.

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#45

Raptor78 commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

It sounds like many 3rd party publishers are pretty much treading water these days with very high production costs which means the have to sell extremely well to make any profit. If the install base isn't there, then they already know they are going to make a loss. It affected other consoles at the beginning of their life cycles, look at the PS3. Now that it has a good install base developers a bringing a lot to it. If Xboxone and PS4 have a slow uptake of hardware then games will be delayed or cancelled until they know they can turn a profit.
I don't blame Warner Brothers, its nothing personal against Nintendo. At least Nintendo is doing right by its customers and refunding where necessary. What Nintendo needs to do is get as many wiiU's into peoples homes and then its up to the developers to make a decent game with a decent budget. The wiiU is a solid piece of Tech. Its just badly advertised.

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#46

Raptor78 commented on Nintendo to Step Up Character IP Licensing, In...:

I remember some Mario Kart Kinex sets... but it would be nice to see some official Lego or even Megablox sets based on some of their larger IPs like Zelda and Mario. Mabey even tie things in with Smash Bros. and have smaller sets based on the different IPs within Smash Bros.

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#47

Raptor78 commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

@hosokawasamurai
I think if Nintendo have supporting apps and games on smart devices like Microsoft it could work. But I don't think they should sell out and release full titles that would be suicidal. I Know that Smartglass is just an app that acts as a crappier version of the wiiu gamepad but it was just an example of Microsoft using smart devices. Nintendo could release other use full apps relating to their systems, most Obvious being the miiverse app... And mabey an app to allow you to conect to the wiiu chat from devices other than wiiu so it can be a bit more accessible.... By the way Kinektimals works really well on a tablet and unlocks additional content within the Game. My kids play it from time to time.

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#48

Raptor78 commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

@hosokawasamurai
Microsoft has a couple of decent xbox spinoff android games like Kinectimals. Also they have the smartglass app and the xbox live app. The apps support rather than replace. If Nintendo manage to go down this route it shouldnt affect hardware sales and may make them more apealing instead.

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#50

Raptor78 commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

I remember when they brought out the internet browser Nintendo used to have Flash demos of some of their games like "zoo keeper" "Mario vs Donkey Kong" and that Zelda/Tingle game and probably a dozen or so other small games... And they were playable in the Wii browser. They were basic games but wet your appitite... Some were completely different from the game it was advertising like a hungry hungry hippo style Kirby minigame.