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SahashraLA

SahashraLA

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SahashraLA

#2

SahashraLA commented on PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U ...:

The Wii U has 4 USB ports. Take off 1 for the HDD (or 2, if it's an actual HDD), 1 for the (almost mandatory) Ethernet adapter, and you're down to one or two. Having the GC controller adapter NOT come with a power adapter? It's ridiculous to expect 2 USB connections, even more so to go out, spending the 10$ or so to have the extension cable and power adapter.
Really, it's a terrible set-up, so the appeal of these GC style controllers is alot bigger than some might think.
Besides, when you can control 3 versions of Smash with these (N64 emulation, on the Wii, through the Wii U's Wii mode) who cares to use Nintendo's adapter anyways?
They'll probably just shoehorn those ones like they did with the Wii U Pro Controller: limited Wii U games support and zero Wii mode functionality.
With Nintendo not making Classic Pro anymore, I'll give them at least one sale.

SahashraLA

#4

SahashraLA commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

What stops rich Chinese businessmen from exploiting the cheaper to make product and a) licensing 'official' rip offs, b) exporting to foreign markets to make huge profits or (worst case for Nintendo's piracy concerns) c) manufacture devices / procure code to vidtually eliminate software sales?
The Chinese have literally done all of this before. Movie theatres, video games, music.. they may have not started it, but Chinese piracy has cost the entertainment industry hundreds of billions.
Honestly speaking, I don't care what embargoes, treaties or hoops they jump through, enough cash and the Chinese entertainment industry's acceptance of video games will be the medium's end.

SahashraLA

#5

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

It is going to be a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG time before Teslagrad hits Wii U. Why? European translations. As they're looking for translators, the game hasn't finished testing, so it obviously isn't at lotcheck.
That and it's also coming to the PS3, so that doubles the time.
I'd say December at the earliest.
Aside from a tweet from nearly a week ago, the company doesn't seem to care much about porting the title anymore.
At least we know games like Tengami (certified) and Pier Solar (Microsoft issues) might still make it before summer's end. MIGHT (I'm thinking September and October, respectively).
Rain Games, like various other Wii U indie devs, has fallen into the zero info / infinite delay cycle.
Games like Dieselstormers, Assault Android Cactus and Project Cars (projects that likely don't yet run on Wii U hardware) are most likely closer to release, even in the case of PC.
Nintendo, as with retail titles, is all alone in the digital sector. For now.
My anticipation for those titles has entirely faded as a result, replaced by Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta (and the movie).
Until Zelda U / XBX, there's nothing else I'll be picking up day 1.

SahashraLA

#6

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

I had to vote nothing, though out of these, I'll be getting X Type. In NA, we're getting MMBN, so that'll be first for me.
I wonder what that music game that's coming out is like.
I generally hate music games with a passion though, so I guess I don't care.

SahashraLA

#7

SahashraLA commented on One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Will Cram 85 ...:

The Super Puzzle Fighter games are the last chibi games I remember enjoying.
Then again, this is One Piece, a series I absolutely adore.
Even the filler gets a pass, as I enjoy all the characters.
Most every other animation out there has at least 1 (and usually 2 or 3) character I don't enjoy them having any focus in episodes.
Eg, I HATE Brian focused Family Guy episodes (they're usually quite political or religious and he's simply insufferable).
I don't enjoy alot of Naruto episodes due to various characters.
And Lisa Simpson is almost as unwatchable as soap opera garbage. Then again, the Simpsons have been gathering flies for years.
Gimmicks and couch gags are the highlights and they're just as tired now.
Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Luffy and Usopp will always be my favorite team, but Chopper, Robin, Brook, and Franky had aot of good moments too.
Franky lost the most appeal after the time skip, in my honest opinion, but I'd still rather watch 10 Franky episodes than one Brian episode.
I still hope that this would be the last season, as I've been waiting 6 years for the promised conclusion, but it doesn't seem likely.
Shonen Jump seems to get all the dead horse mangas (the ones that don't want to ever call it quits).
Toriyama did it and now Oda and others are doing it.
I love OP, I just want to finish collecting it.

SahashraLA

#8

SahashraLA commented on Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop:

Hey @Darren_Calvert
TECHNICALLY, if we want to get into it, the game Mega Man 8 appeared FIRST on the Saturn and PS1, THEN it appeared on both the PS2 AND the Gamecube. Which, if I'm not mistaken, is a Nintendo system.
So, theoretically, if Capcom has released the game for a Nintendo system before, it could be done again.
This isn't a series that's as restrictive as you may think.

SahashraLA

#9

SahashraLA commented on Capcom's Mega Man 7 Is Dashing To The Wii U eShop:

@outburst
It's an old game, I'm sure an old review is still kicking around that isn't tinted by nostalgia or bias.
To put it simply, think Pokemon without battles or monsters for the 'playing as the kid' portions. When it comes time to fight, he logs in and MM takes over. Both the real world and the digital world are in the isometric viewpoint.
There's tons of customization and collectibles, making the game very RPGish. Heck, there's even hit points and 'levelling'.
The actual combat is performed in a 3 deep, 6 wide tiered side scrolling box.
There's not really any jumping, so speed and reflexes are key. Without jumping, the battles are just as strategic as the 2D games.
Naturally, there are those who can perform these battles flawlessly and detractors will argue it's far too easy to be a MM game. Me, I take it at face value: an introductory RPG with MM as the lead character.
Honestly, I only ever enjoyed BN2, but it isn't a terrible series. The controls are quick and precise and the speed centred battle system is fun when battling later enemies.
The beginning is a bit slow, but some later duels can get a bit tricky to figure out the right combinations.

SahashraLA

#10

SahashraLA commented on Curve Studios Is Bringing Spooky Puzzle Title ...:

Reading an excerpt of an interview done with the developers (may have been Nintendo Everything) the developer's praise of the Wii U's power over the PS3 made the gulf seem very wide.
In fact, combine that with what guys like Frozenbyte have said, and it would suggest the Wii U's '3rd party failures' comes from bad ports after all.
On the PC, where 8-32GB of RAM is becoming more common, PC familiar developers prefer the Wii U's emphasis on RAM. Console based devs (like EA and WB) prefer a proc based focus.
Which, to me anyways, does hint that carrying on PS3 development (and even 360 development, to an extent) won't be as convenient as Wii U development. At least for higher end indie teams with strong PC backgrounds.
Nintendo has even shown another feature of the Wii U: the ability to overclock / maximize assets through 'system' updates. Of course, for anyone familiar, the update seems to affect both soft and firmware. My original estimations of 50% overclock seems a bit far off, though from launch, I think it's improved at least 25%.

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#11

SahashraLA commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:

And to @Mercy_Lost, they're doing this not because of their indie status. But because of how much the new engine cost. Apparently, they've only just started making profit these last 6 months. They have the engine, why not exploit it? And realistically, it's not like it would take the full team to do so.
The artists, directors and sound guys wouldn't be involved.

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#12

SahashraLA commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:

Expensive? Spending 2-3k on a PC and paying the same for 300-450$ consoles would be a waste.
Expensive? When PC piracy is 10-15x worse than console piracy.
Expensive? When consoles use seperate dev kits that cost thousands.
Was it hard to play? I never found the original challenging until the final area.
But man, did touching the screen that much WRECK my Gamepad's screen. Scratch, scratch, scratch. GOUGE. Scratch, scratch, scratch. GOUGE.

SahashraLA

#13

SahashraLA commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

MK8 may have struck a match and Japan seems on board.
But really?
Destiny hits. Call of Duty hits. Arkham Knight hits.
And the Wii U's single match burns out and all it is is darkness again.
Like a tunnel with the dimmest light at the end, Nintendo will stumble through the next 5 months and then.. POOF! Smash Bros fails to sell systems, Xenoblade Chronicles X is cancelled, Zelda U is delayed and the Wii U dies before it ever sees the light of day.
Am I an optimist? No and I'm not a pessimist either.
I'm a realist that can see that putting faith in 3rd parties and praising what little support they offer is just standing in a shallow grave.

SahashraLA

#14

SahashraLA commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

I'd personally have more respect for Activision if they supported the Wii U with GOOD games.
Or hadn't killed off multiple 10-30 year old games companies, some just by acquiring them..
12 studios under their umbrella. 12 studios disbanded on top of that (good-bye Sierra, Neversoft and the Blast Furnace).
Seriously guys?
Skylanders, a subpar Goldeneye 'sequel', lacklustre Spiderman movie games, 50$ (!!) Angry Birds, the WORST Transformers games (no War for Cybertron, just some crappy tie-in games), and Call of Duty. Which, sadly enough, could be the best of the bunch.
No Destiny. No CoD this year. No Legend of Korra.
Yeah, Skylanders is really convincing me of their support.
Ubisoft DID delay Rayman Legends, but it still made it out.
There was also Splinter Cell and ACIV. Child of Light made it too.
NOW. Now is the time for us to judge who truly supports the Wii U. Now that both the XB1 and PS4 are approaching 1 year on the market, NOW we see who's really going to support the Wii U.
People talk about quality control like 3rd parties will flood back in once sales pickup. And here's a secret: they WON'T.

SahashraLA

#15

SahashraLA commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

There are two types of Skylanders enthusiasts: casual and collector.
The casual buys only what is necessary and maybe a favorite or two.
The collector buys EVERYTHING. Theoretically, a Wii U owner could buy the big set for a Wii owning friend or family member. They get the code for themselves and proceed to buy all the figurines they want.
From what I've seen, the starters come with one good figure and a mediocre one.
As figures contain additional maps and content, it actually makes sense for both parties.
The bonus for Activision? The know nothing Wii owners that don't know what Wii U is won't cost them anything extra. The code only costs them a sale IF it's redeemed. It's not like Activision's paying anything for the codes.

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#16

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Serves Up Over Four Minutes of Awesom...:

The non-combat segment (hook shot, old school, Skulltula hunting) put it over the top for me.
Combat looks fun and some cool playable characters (not to mention the first time that half naked witch has shown up in a video) but I play my games for the hidden secrets (Shovel Knight and Guacamelee both had tons of hidden areas).

SahashraLA

#17

SahashraLA commented on Review: GAIABREAKER (Wii U eShop):

Scram Kitty isn't a shmup like I want to play a shmup.
It's an awkward platformer with shmup elements.
Soldier Blade, Bangai-o, Sin & Punishment, Gradius 3, Blazing Lazers, Radiant Silvergun, R-Type Plus.. THOSE are shmups.
Scram Kitty is closer to Contra than any of those.
GAIABREAKER looks like a poor man's Raptor: CotS.
I want an update to 1942!

SahashraLA

#19

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (North America):

Neko knows the Wii U better than any other indie, so Wooden Sen'Sey for me. It's beautiful, artistic, quick, smart and looks challenging.
And unlike so many 'broken promise' indies, it's HERE.
On the VC side.. wow, what a wasted chance.
MMBN next week but where's MM 5 and 6??
Master Reboot looks like what the Letter could have been (with better programming, artists, production values, and workable controls).
And really, after the terrible Hello Kitty and Hot Wheels racers, could STC really be so horrible?
It looks worth 10$, which is a quarter what those titles charged.

SahashraLA

#20

SahashraLA commented on Dragon Quest X All-In-One Retail Package Will ...:

Dragon Quest games have embraced Toriyama's art for YEARS. Over most of the Square Enix games (pre Square buy-out) as well as many non-FF (pre Enix purchase) Squaresoft titles.
Has anyone else heard rumors of the supposed Mario sketches Toriyama did for Mario RPG? I guess SS started it, suggesting the Japanese art was originally slated to feature interpretations on many of the characters featured.

SahashraLA

#21

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe):

@Bass_XO
I think he means, what if the system physically stops working. Like, what if a person bought the import system and accidentally dropped it?
In the host country, the system can be backed up (maybe) and sent in for repair.
BUT, if the system was an import, things tend to get more complicated.

SahashraLA

#22

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe):

Wooden Sen'Sey.. Because NoA is run by the stupidest people on the planet.
No MM 5 OR 6 release dates and no Battle Network until next week.
Frankly, I think I'm done with the systems they have on the Wii U's VC.
MAYBE MMBN2 or Terranigma, but those are big maybes.
Realistically, I don't think Sega or Square Enix will ever support it, nor do I think any of the 'updated' series (Contra, Bionic Commando, Strider, etc..) will ever come to the Wii U.
And, seeing as this will be Nintendo's last home console, you will never see another EA, 2K or Bioware game on a Nintendo console (I don't count Wii. It's dead).
The only exception MIGHT come from 2K's NHL series, but I seriously doubt it.

SahashraLA

#23

SahashraLA commented on Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hy...:

It's strange, with the mask, I'm certain the witch is like Ghirahim (multiple forms). One idea I had for a Zelda villain was a twist on Midna. Someone smaller and not very threatening that matured and became one of Link's greatest foes.

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#24

SahashraLA commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Rel...:

Nintendo should do with Capcom what they've done with Platinum and Sega: a handful of select exclusives. MH4 might seem like enough to some, but I'm talking Mega Man, Bionic Commando, Breath of Fire and Final Fight. NEW Mega Man, retro BC, PSO style BoF and an eShop update on FF (I'm thinking, well animated, incredibly detailed 3D sprites in the 2 stage, side scrolling design ala LBP).
Something different and still worthwhile.
RE is a Shinji Mikami series.
Let's let it die. He did.
DMC was never really a 'good' series. Over the top and slightly controversial, but nothing I'd consider 'good'.

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#26

SahashraLA commented on Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hy...:

For me, @cdude, the first 40 minutes of Skyward Sword were boring, frustrating and rather obnoxious. Like Twilight Princess before it.
MAYBE, there are Zelda fans that want less BS in their storylines and more action.
I like a story that doesn't drag its feet for the first hour.
I LOVE Zelda.
I just kinda like DW.
But it's not some over the top 'historical re-creation' that KT usually tries to spin. The Zelda element IS the main draw. Honestly, I've played 8 or 9 of the games and there are alot of notable differences between the main series entries and the spin-offs.
With Nintendo's input (on weapons, content, music, animation, storyline and controls) it will be impossible to tell just how much the game differs from both the main series and the existing spin-offs.

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#27

SahashraLA commented on Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware ...:

Yokai Watch 2 could be the first game to sell 2 million units this year in Japan. Which, if you think about it in relation to YW, is crazy. If the first game had done such huge numbers, it wouldn't be that impressive. But YW2 has opened doors for Level-5 to turn the series into the next Pokemon / MH.
Not every year something like that comes along, that's for sure.

SahashraLA

#28

SahashraLA commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:

@Shambo
And what if it is entirely honest? Why not be honest all along? Death threats, right? So why not say something months ago?
Why the wait?
It's like hitting a pedestrian with your car and not saying anything about it until the cops find the body, show up at your house and accuse you of said act. The entire campaign has felt very sensational and many accompanying accounts seem to be in direct opposition to each other.
I don't care what the commenters are saying. I've never played these 'great' games the West team worked on. From just what the team themselves have said throughout the KS, Project Areal has felt anything but authentic.

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#29

SahashraLA commented on Areal Campaign Suspended By Kickstarter:

Stoeffer's is a part of a multinational chain that produces premade food for distribution through grocery stores.
They don't use the best ingredients, just a midline run of lower end, consumer driven product. Aka, something accessible, affordable and with a longer shelf life.
I'd say, creating homemade, well sourced potato salad, or salsa or pizza and starting a KS to get distro isn't the most terrible idea.
I've seen EVERYTHING on KS. EVERYTHING.
From food trucks to restaurants, from songs to albums, from musical tours to video games, from recipes to tech, from toys to safety.. it's all on there.
The responsibility is on the people to determine legitimacy.
But what about this: what if West Games put 14k towards their own project to get that extra 50k? What would stop them from taking the money and running.
Or, MUCH worse.. doing it again?
From what I've heard, they don't own the rights to STALKER, hence the term spiritual sequel.
So why did they think showing video of a game they don't have rights to on their KS, like they have a right to do so?
It sounds like the KS may have been a cover to help deal with legal fees and not a legitimate gaming venture, but those are just my views.

SahashraLA

#30

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

The 'curation of content' spoken about is fine for a system with a 7 million unit fanbase, 40 to 60 retail titles and hasn't been out a year. For a system that has a 7 million unit fanbase, 80 to 100 retail titles and has been out for nearly 3x as long?
Nintendo is still in 'desperation mode'. Heck, I'm one of the ones who genuinely thinks Zelda U will be the last major retail title Nintendo releases on a home console. The Seal of Quality was a joke and Nintendo still can't afford to be selective.
How do you REALLY be selective? Honestly, the Wii U isn't powerful enough.
Follow me here guys. If the Wii U was more powerful, dev kits would cost more. If the pricier dev kit was more of a commitment, basement dwelling devs wouldn't have the same platform as the truly devoted ones.
The system would be easier for higher end devs to port to and games like Lego City wouldn't have taken minutes to load, still clipping and popping in / out continuously.
SO HERE'S MY SOLUTION.
The Wii U expansion pack.
1GB of vRAM, 2GB of system RAM. Have THAT run the Gamepad.
Too much work Nintendo, too expensive? It's that or shelf the Wii U in 18 months.
Have it act like an EXT HDD, continuously connected, but with it's own power supply. You charge 35-50$ for existing owners and start putting it into new systems, say, right around the next expected price drop. You could even toss another proc onto it instead. Or 2. Or 3. You know, something to make it run a bit faster.
It's being done, by a few companies now.
Sure USB 2.0 sucks, but it should be something they're considering.

SahashraLA

#31

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

To be frank, there's ALWAYS going to be garbage games. Games you'll spend 60-70$ on and despise and free-3$ ones you may always go back to.
And really, every system gets cheap throwaways.
The only difference is the amount of 3rd party retail titles to balance them out.
For every '10' I've seen for, say, Skyward Sword, there are those who swear it is the worst game (not Zelda, but game) ever made.
For every 'Why is this on the eShop?' the Letter gets, there's someone on Miiverse using the price / budget / team size as their excuse why it's a 'good game'.
And for every glowing comment or heap of praise, there's someone who won't play a classic like Shovel Knight because 'this ain't tha 80s'.
My second point is that, simply, some people have no taste OR find something so incredibly personal in a real or imagined sense that even the worst game could seem like a masterpiece.
Leading into my 3rd and final point. Gamers are cheap. Nintendo opened the floodgate on the Wii by offering a venue for garbage to thrive. When the Wii U failed to catch fire, Nintendo created tools to inflate their library. How do you do that..? By giving EVERYONE the chance. And it seems that everyone took it. Not only are games cheap, they're worth less. Not worthless, but there will always be cheap gamers who look at the price first.
When there's no physical box or grand stage to parade about, the games start to blur and the tightest wallet (even digitally) will always go for the cheaper option.
What I would do if I were Nintendo? Post reviews for EVERY game. Surely, some guy at Nintendo isn't that busy. Maybe one of the VC guys. They don't seem to be doing much.

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#32

SahashraLA commented on Video: You Really Don't Want To Know What Kids...:

Kids aren't stupid. Just lazy.
Like alot of gamers.
And parents.
Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I found stuff out. Like gaming history, music history and important inventors like Tesla, Bell, Edison and DaVinci.
I don't mean lazy as in 'Won't work' or even 'Won't work hard' but like 'Doesn't care how this came to be, just what I can do with it'.
Maybe that's just ignorance, I simply prefer lazy.
Really, if you've spent time hanging out with the easily winded, always dirty and often obese youth we're churning out, you might prefer lazy too.

SahashraLA

#33

SahashraLA commented on Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod...:

Fact of the matter remains: whether they intention is good or bad, these 'mods' open the door for malicious 'hackers' and pirates.
I say it like this because most of the truly malicious hackers aren't making money doing anything else or aren't great hackers themselves.
They mess things up and often because someone pays them to do so.
Homebrew is great.
Killing the industry with (almost necessary) DRM due to increased piracy?
Nintendo should be making games, not worrying about having to patch their system's infastructure.

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#34

SahashraLA commented on New Converse X Super Mario Bros. Shoes Are Ste...:

It's absolutely HILARIOUS that gamers are so incredibly unworldly when it comes to fashion. And really, it's gamers more than anyone.
How many have ever purchased a pair of good workboots? Or just good boots? Work boots: 300$. Boots: 280$.
And the Bowser version is hunter green, not black.
Point being? Converse's leather All-Stars already sell for 100$. Limited color variants sell for 110-140$. Anything else adds to the top pricing. In addition to the price Converse charges, there's the price they pay to Nintendo. I can't imagine either the 3DS or Wii U commanding even close to what these shoes will, say, 3-4 years from now.

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#36

SahashraLA commented on Vblank Entertainment Provides Sales Threshold ...:

I bought it through Wii mode's WiiShop. Along with Konami's Rebirth series, some WiiWare titles (World of Goo, Toki Tori), and all the great SNES SqEnix RPGs that are, frankly, probably never going to release on the Wii U. So that's what, 2 dozen games? Eventually, I picked up copies of both Xenoblade Chronicles, Muramasa and The Last Story, so I ended up picking up Sin & Punishment, a few Neo Geo titles and a couple of the Turbographx's shooters and Bomberman.
It's really not that big of a deal for me, it honestly seems like an entitlement thing for those who do have such issues. Xbox 360? THAT was terrible emulation and backwards compatibility, even if the game loaded straight up. PS4? Paid emulation rentals, no physical support. Xbox 1? Is that ever coming? And how crappy will it be?
In comparison, it doesn't make the Wii U seem so bad, but 'core' Nintendo fans are a pack of braying donkeys, complaining about everything under the sun like it's the sun's fault.

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#38

SahashraLA commented on Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical...:

To the last gentleman I would say this: Where was this criticism when the Wii was selling 150 million systems? (at 100$ a piece, that would have been 15 billion dollars)
The childishness is your perspective: how Nintendo made the money may seem juvenile to some, but 15 billion dollars is a sum the likes of which one of these business school dropouts couldn't even fathom.

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#39

SahashraLA commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Oh wow, I totally forgot about Watch Dogs.
Aka, the game I played for half an hour at a friend's house this week while recovering my broken hand.
Aka, the game I wouldn't own if I were given a copy.
Like every other Ubisoft game since the first PoP remake, it middles in mediocrity while clinging to the coattails of better titles. From Assassin's Creed, Rayman and Just Dance to the last two PoP's and Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft is a dying spider, spinning a paper thin web, waiting for a gust of web or some rain to finish it off.

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#40

SahashraLA commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

I agree, Oddworld New N' Tasty should be on here (the PS4 version has a release date with 5 months to go in 2014).
ASA, due to neither of the devs making any game I've found enjoyable, gets a 'pass' in my book.
As many repeatedly delayed and underwhelming indies are getting from me these.
Smash is another pass. Frankly, the Wii U doesn't have any enjoyable control options for either 3D fighters or racers. Not that I'd spend any sizable amount on either. So, that makes Project Cars another pass. Toad? Maybe. If it's substantial enough.
Hyrule Warriors is one I'm curious about, but I'll be waiting for reviews. Dynasty Warriors are all garbage but maybe this time it works? Team Ninja will probably ruin it and Twilight Princess for me, so I'm cautious.
Bayonetta 2 is my most likely purchase and definitely my most anticipated. The controls are what I'll be wary of. From one handed Bayonetta to terribly finnicky Wonderful 101, I just hope Kamiya keeps it tight and traditional.
Every single unmentioned indie? For now, they're all just a PASS.

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#41

SahashraLA commented on GAME's One Day Mario Kart 8 Deal, for £29.99,...:

I've met about a dozen people with a Wii U and maybe 2 dozen more that know what it is. The assumption is it's a Wii with anyone else. If those people are at my home, they think the Gamepad is a tablet.
Mario Kart 8 is selling on a system with the worst advert budget in gaming's recent history.
Then again, I HATE how Sony, Microsoft, 2K, EA, Ubisoft and so many others are trying so hard to advertise their products as interactive movies, pushing visual fidelity in a non-interactive environment. I know sooo many people that don't have traditional TV service. Which is funny, with these companies pushing TV ads and people harping on Nintendo for not running more TV ads. TV viewership goes down every year. TV viewership is scraping the bottom. Internet advertising, social media presence. TV is becoming archaic and so is it's expensive and congested distribution. The Internet is fluid, present and now. Like magazines, television is showing its age. Integration is now.
Nintendo understands this. GAME feels it. The shifting of the guard. The death of their very foundation. Like TV, they've become relegated to the trends.
I can preorder a handful of titles at EB Games, Canada's answer to GAME, and another dozen more through Amazon.
But if I had spent my cash on a PS4, the exact opposite would be true. I don't see a single system seller currently available for purchase on PS4. But there's alot of potential.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is, Nintendo's major selling point is gameplay. That's their truest legacy. So while a Dragon Age pulls from fan service and tries to tell some cohesive story between games, attempting to convince us that each game is just a piece and that we need to see and buy everything to understand, Nintendo pushes gameplay in a single box. There is a greater theme and an overhanging umbrella of character and immersion, but they're just not stories that can be properly understood without properly experiencing.
This isn't the film industry, this is the gaming industry. And that's why Mario Kart 8 is so important. It's just a game.

SahashraLA

#43

SahashraLA commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd July (North America):

Bombing Bastards, as soon as I get the credit on there. I'm still getting Guacamelee, and upset at how long Watermelon took to update info on Pier Solar (Tengami and Teslagrad have missed their proposed June releases by over a week now, for what it's worth) but before I commit to the Guac, I need to advance a little further into Shovel Knight. Great game and pretty challenging too.

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#44

SahashraLA commented on This Foul-Mouthed Bomberman Clone Is Blowing U...:

NL - this game now has a listing stateside.
It is due this coming week (the same day as ZaCisa, Armillo and 3 others).
Of course, Guacamelee is due the day before.
And yes, the title remains unchanged, though, disappointingly enough, despite censoring my post exclaiming excitement over the game's release, Miiverse admins deleted said entry. The claim was I had violated their code of conduct, to which I immediately appealed their decision.
Seems strange that Nintendo can list the game but we can't mention it.
The dark premise of playing as a villain, coupled with some cool environmental effects, 5 player multiplayer and single screen mayhem has me itching to play this. I haven't played a new 'Bomberman' since the Dreamcast version.

SahashraLA

#47

SahashraLA commented on Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feat...:

Lana and Midna looks like a 2 player scene.
None of the villains look playable.
Darunia is a likely male character, as are Groose and the Ordon chief.
Saria may rear her head, but Ruto (or another Zora) is inevitable.
Midna looks like she'll have playable sections without Wolf Link.
I'm still hoping for a seperate Sheik character, as well as a seperate adult Midna. More adult Midna couldn't be a bad thing.

SahashraLA

#48

SahashraLA commented on Pokémon Art Academy Sneaks Top Spot in Japane...:

I don't remember who said it, but the writing's on the wall. Japan's gaming public was content to ride the 3DS / PS3 train out and now that Sony's pushing the still lacking PS4 (Infamous and Killzone don't seem like games the Japanese would buy en masse).
I'm all for Nintendo picking up another's losses, but I still want to see their market succeed. If Wii U picks up enough, that's great. If it takes both Sony and Nintendo, then there's that option too.

SahashraLA

#49

SahashraLA commented on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light Developer...:

I wouldn't bet on anything by anyone from the Last Light team to ever arrive on Wii U. After all the delays with Kickstarted projects, I think console gamers are going to give up interest in the whole thing. It's good for PC, but never seems to really come together for consoles.
I'm still surprised Shovel Knight is out here tomorrow, but when's Europe getting it? Where's Tengami and Teslagrad, both of whom have been out elsewhere for months? Is Pier Solar ever going to deliver? I know at least 2 people that have been waiting for their Genesis carts and for over 18 months now.
Kickstarter was a fad. I hope it passes soon and that the developers that deserve it find ways to get their games made. I'm just sick of being screwed around. Then again, being a Nintendo fan, I should be used to it.
I guess it all comes down to trust. As in, despite any delays, I still trust Nintendo's product. These devs need to earn that and by setting unreachable release windows, it doesn't help inspire that trust.

SahashraLA

#50

SahashraLA commented on Tecmo Koei Will Soon Be Koei Tecmo in Europe, ...:

Call me crazy, but the witch in Hyrule Warriors looks suspiciously like the cover girl, if she had been possessed by Vaati..
If I were a betting man, I'd say that rather nefarious little Picori is going to play a role, maybe even as a large as Zant's in Twilight Princess. Who knows, Ganon may simply feature a cameo. We all know how Koei Tecmo (it's weird) likes sequels.