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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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#1

Reverandjames commented on Nintendo To Distribute Monster Hunter 4 Ultima...:

@Xtremetdifan in terms of story, you don;'t have to worry about that because there is not much of a story, you pretty much just arrive and start hunting. Plus there is a pretty substantial tutorial in MH3 Ultimate, which I'm assuming will be in 4 Ultimate too.

I hope with Nintendo starting consider cross buy options, they will do the same for a Wii U version.

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#8

Reverandjames commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Life's E3 Reaction - Live!:

Everyone seems to be loving the E3 presentation this year, which I'm pleased about, but if you're not a Starfox fan (like me) there was little to get excited about here. I love Zelda more than any other franchise out there, but I knew it was coming, so I wasn't super excited. Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles X and The Devils Third are also games which I knew were coming, so again, no suprises.

The unannounced titles fell a bit flat for me. I'll play treasure tracker, eventually, I most definately won't be collecting Nintendo figurines nor will I be making my own Mario games. You make them, Nintendo! And whilst you're at it, make it a core Mario title! I really wanted them to announce super Mario Universe. I really did....

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#14

Reverandjames commented on NPD Q1 Spend Shows 1% Drop Despite Substantial...:

@Andremario Yes, I have a job, and yes, the UK is still massively in debt and the cost of living is rising, but I bought them when I had a little bit of spare cash. Doesn't mean I have no sense though, amd I'm not berating anyone who hasn't bought the console yet, I just thought it was worth pointing out that I didn't appriciate being told that I have no sense because I spent my money on what I wanted to. It's hard over here too. But I work hard for my money. 'Son'.

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#22

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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#28

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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#29

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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#30

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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#31

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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#32

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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#36

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#44

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.