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Reverandjames

Reverandjames

Playstation and Nintendo gamer.

Male, 28, United Kingdom

I love video games and have done since I was 6 years old when. I first played sonic the hedgehog for the mega drive/genesis. Since then I have owned a PS1, N64, PS2, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, And Wii U. I have also owned a Gameboy, PSP, DS, 3DS and Vita.

Joined:
Thu 1st September, 2011

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#3

Reverandjames commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I don't think the issue is the gamepad, in my opinion, the issue is that Nintendo decided to release a HD console at a time where everyone was all but done with HD and ready to move on to the next step. People now perceive this console to be last gen even though it's not, and developers aren't as attracted to make games on it because they are focused on developing for consoles with vastly superior hardware. Nintendo are now in a rut as they don't want to risk losing money on developing new IP's or revisiting old ones, and stick with the 'safe' options which bores people like me. In hindsight, they needed to produce a console at least as powerful as the PS4 or Xbone, and they would have had a headstsrt.

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#9

Reverandjames commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

@jrob23 You're right, unfortuantely the UK are obsessed with Call of Duty and Fifa. No one wants to seem to play anything a bit different and the concept of four player multiplayer in the same room is all but gone. It's a shame really that people would rather throw their money at annualised, lazy games than games that have some creativity and magic about them. As a Brit and a proud owner of a 3DS and Wii U, I try and support Nintendo as much as I can, but it's difficult in the current state of gaming in the UK.

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#10

Reverandjames commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

@Rafie @LDXD it means that people will go out and buy a PS4 and Xbone on launch because they have been told to. Through relelentless marketing and having the message shoved down their throat that "you must own next gen immediately". I am going to buy a PS4 at some point. But I have no reason whatsoever to own one right now. There are 2 average games out for PS4 at the moment that are true next gen. The rest you can get on current gen, and for me, that doesn't warrant a £350 purchase. Unfortunately the vast majority don't see it that way and will go out and throw their money at retailers because they can't bare to be 'missing' out on next gen, when in reality, at this moment in time, there is nothing to miss out on.

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#11

Reverandjames commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

And the only reason that knack has done well is because it's one of the 2 actual next gen games (not cross gen) released on the console. If I had just bought a PS4, I wouldn't buy AC or COD. I would want a true next gen game that wasn't available on current gen. What would my choices be? Killzone or or Knack.

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#12

Reverandjames commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

This is precisely why they released this game instead of pouring money into something new. SM3DW was cheap to make as they already had the blueprints from SM3DL. If they released galaxy 3, it would have been much more expensive for them and would have ended up selling the same amount of units. I really hope the Wii U sells well over Christmas so then Nintendo can start releasing new games instead of 'safe' games.

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#13

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

Yeah, it woukd be sweet if you could create your own animal/pilot and ship and customise your crew. You could fight other players online of just hang with your buddies. Again, the gamepad woukd be excellent as a map, and could make use of the gyro control. It's just a shame that at E3, nintendo will probably end uo announing Super Mario 3d World 2 and Twilight princess 3D instead of something original and great.

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#17

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@LDXD A prime game with gamepad functionality would be awesome. It would also be extremely handy for a 2D game with the gamepad acting as a map. Or do another 'other M' where the majority of the game would be in 2.5D which then turns into a first person perspective when you hold up the gamepad. The multiplayer component would then be first person only. Getting off topic slightly, and I know the Wii U is still young but my point is that there is untapped potiential, which Nintendo need to be expoiting early on instead of playing the waiting game like they kind of did with the Wii.

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#20

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@triforcepower73 Haha, I get it sounds like I'm trying to pitch a 10 year old game to Nintendo here, but my point is Nintendo delivers the best platformer (mario) one of the best action/adventure (zelda) and one of the best racers (mario kart). And they now need to tap into the FPS multiplayer genre a bit more. Metriod could do with a HD reboot along with Starfox.

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#21

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@MouldyK I never played hunters, always wanted to though.I think that Halo 1 had a great sense of exploration which Nintendo could incorporate in to a Metroid FPS and reward you for exploration like they do so well in other genres. Whilst prime was amazing to me, it doesn't tend to stand shoulder to shoulder with COD and Halo and I think the franchise is strong enough to do that with the right people behind it.

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#22

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

@LDXD I dunno, I thought prime was amazing and stayed true to the metroid formula. Add HD visuals and an addictive multiplayer mode and you have a system shifter. Maybe another studio (wayforward) could make classic sidescrolling downloadable only metroids for the purists alongside?

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#23

Reverandjames commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Wii U's Unique...:

I think a metroid FPS game with a decent multiplayer mode and a unique hook would go far. People are getting tired of COD, and it's only a matter of time until Halo is annualised. What the genre needs is something refreshing and Nintendo certainly has the experience and knowledge to do that. I think at this point, Nintendo need to start taking a few risks.

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#25

Reverandjames commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U):

Totally agree with this review. Loved Asylum and Origins, but this game seems like it was released as a stop gap for the next Rocksteady Batman game. It lacks the authentic feel of a Batman game and is just a bit boring really. The side quests were a bit of a chore too, unlike City, where they were almost as good as the main quest. Worth a rent, but not your hard earned cash.

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#33

Reverandjames commented on Review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U):

Oh, and I've completed sonic 1, 2, 3, knuckles, 3D, spinball, sonic adventure 1 & 2, sonic rush games, sonic 06, sonic heroes, sonic unleashed and sonic generations. So I know what I'm talking about. The game isn't too hard, it's just a bad game.

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#34

Reverandjames commented on Review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U):

I picked up the game earlier today, and it's just awful. Probably the worst game I've played this year. It looks really nice but controls awfully and you pretty much have no control over sonic in the 'fun' fast sections.

Please stop giving money to Sega, I will from now on because I am sick of them trying over and over again to make a decent 3D sonic game and failing miserably every single time. Avoid.

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#36

Reverandjames commented on Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global R...:

@AugustusOxy Unfortunately sometimes the leakers are bad people, and will post things to twitter where you have no choice but seeing the spoilers, and also forums, where they will not warn before posting spoilers.

I don't care if people get the game before me, illegal or not, just as long as they don't spoil it for everyone else.

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#37

Reverandjames commented on Talking Point: Pokémon X & Y's Grand Global R...:

Unfortunately, we're living in a 'must have it now' culture where people can't seem to wait for things or have the element of surprise anymore.

Movie trailers now are ridiculous, they pretty much give away the entire film before you've even seen it to make sure people know what they are getting before they go see it.

I remember my cousin downloaded the emulated Japanese version of pokemon gold on his PC and it absolutely ruined it for him, just because he couldn't wait for it to come out. My friend more recently was watching videos on YouTube of the later missions in GTA 5 before he had even got to them in the game! Madness!

I don't get why people feel the need to spoil things for other people, they may think that they are delivering information that people want to know, whereas I feel they are just bragging that they know something that others don't.

I'll be hopefully receiving my copy of pokemon X today and I'm glad I know nothing about it and certainly won't spoil it for anyone else.

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#41

Reverandjames commented on A Decade After Being Bought By Microsoft, Rare...:

Such a waste of talent...simon the sorcerer I was a great game, and now Microsoft has him making a casual sports title. Funny thing is, the wii casual generation has passed now, so Microsoft need to stop trying to jump on the bandwagon.

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#43

Reverandjames commented on Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Isn'...:

The 'ultimate edition' being the version that should have been released when it first came out then.

If they had released DLC that altered the game dramatically, then I may have picked it up, but I'm not paying again for a game that has added a couple of characters and costumes.

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#44

Reverandjames commented on US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon F...:

@ActionMan I definitely see your point, but my point still stands that people who do not own a 3DS can now enjoy the game, and I'm sure there is a minority (me included) who feel that it should have been released on Wii U in the first place and would like to see it in HD.

As for Resident Evil Revelations, yes, it was pretty bad that they re released a crappy version for home consoles, I guess they wanted make some more money on an IP that they thought would sell a lot more than it did on 3DS

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#45

Reverandjames commented on US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon F...:

@ActionMan Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Halo, Devil May Cry have all seen HD collections. Sony and Micrsoft are also at it, why shouldn't Nintendo get in on it? Not everyone has both a 3DS and Wii U, so I think it's good to make their best selling releases on both consoles.

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#46

Reverandjames commented on US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon F...:

I've always thought this game was a better fit on Wii U... I didn't understand the need to have it in 3D, and the gyro controls seemed pointless as you cannot view the screen properly while moving the 3DS around.

@MadAussieBloke You can't be seriously trolling the 3DS when you are planning to pick up the collection of ' the same tired old crap' mega drive games on VC!?

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#49

Reverandjames commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Final...:

@PinkSpider Not sure about this one, I got to the last boss on the Xbox 360 version but never managed to finish. I for one, thought it was a great game, and had no problem with the boss battles being repetitive or whatever (apart from the last boss of course), but I don't know if I would play it through all over again.

Then again, if you have never played it before, it is a really great game and gives you quite a lot of choices to go on your own path and become whatever type of agent you want.

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#50

Reverandjames commented on Capcom Europe To Axe More Than Half Its Workfo...:

DMC should have done better as it was a quality game, but RE6 was not a good game in my opinion. Shouldn't have tried to keep up with other games in the market and remained as it's own style. Lost Planet 1 was cool but hasn't been any good since unfortunately.