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Sun 10th June, 2012

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Salnax commented on Expect Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty To Cost Around ...:

Considering how the original was a 12-hour game just to play through, and this is a TRUE HD remake (not some 720p remastering), this sounds fair. Pricier than I'd like, but fair. Plus, I expect at least a few collectables or extras to be thrown in, so you'll probably end up paying $2 for an hour the first time playing through. Considering how Super Mario Bros, a port from 1985, takes me two hours to beat (I don't use Warp pipes) and costs $5, that sounds about right.



Salnax commented on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sha...:

It sounds like this is sort of testing the waters for changing the formula with Zelda Wii U. I hope this ends up being good, if only because the Zelda dungeon format has been a bit repetitive this past decade. High quality, but predictable.



Salnax commented on China Removes Game Console Ban:

I wonder if China would be more tolerant of the American Xbox or the Japanese PlayStation and Nintendo products. They don't have a historically good relationship with either country, and that may poison local attempts to expand.

Looking at this from another point of view, imagine a Chinese gaming console being brought to Japan and the West. Could that possibly be the next big thing in console gaming? A fourth competitor?



Salnax commented on SEGA: Sonic Titles Perform "Really, Really Wel...:

No surprise from the headline. Remember, five of the ten best-selling Sonic games of all time have been Olympic crossovers with the Mario crew. The best selling 2D Sonic since the Genesis was Rush for the DS. Secret Rings sold more than Sonic 06 for the 360 and PS3 combined, Colors on the Wii sold more than Generations on either system, Adventure 2 Battle for the GameCube sold more than either Dreamcast Sonic Adventure, and even the widely hated Black Knight sold nearly a million copies worldwide.



Salnax commented on Nintendo Expects To Sell 5 Million 3DS Console...:

According to VGChartz, a useful if occasionally incorrect website, Japan has already bought about 2.3 million 3DS's as of mid-August. That gives Nintendo 4 and a half months to sell the remaining 2.7 million. During that time, Japan will receive:

*Pokemon X/Y (Anywhere from 3 to 5 million sales in Japan 2013 alone)
*Monster Hunter 4 (2 to 4 million sales in the same time frame)
*Mario Party 3DS (1 to 1.5 million sales)
*Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (0.5 to 1 million sales)
*One Piece (Hundreds of Thousands of Copies)

In addition, games like Tomodachi Collection, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Luigi's Mansion 2, Ace Attorney 5, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Monster Hunter 3G, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Mario Kart 7, NSMB2, and SM3DL should each sell thousands of copies.

Now, at this point in time, the 3DS has a physical software to hardware ratio of about 3 to 1 in Japan. So, assuming that a lot of people already own 3DS's and are buying new games for it, let's say that every 4 or 5 sales of these big games sells 1 3DS.

Pokemon X/Y alone sells a bit under a million 3DS's, a third of the goal. Let's say 800,000.
Monster Hunter 4 sells over half a million. About 600,000.
Mario Party 3D sells a quarter million 3DS's.
Zelda sells 150,000 3DS's.
One Piece sells, I dunno, let's go with a conservative 50,000.
In total, that's about 2/3 of the way to the goal of 5 million from the current point based on those FIVE titles alone!

EVERY GAME IN THE 3DS LIBRARY EXCEPT THOSE FIVE would have to sell under a million units.

I think Nintendo will be fine.



Salnax commented on Review: Rayman Legends (Wii U):

If this came out in February, I'd have bought it in a heartbeat. Today... I'm still getting my money's worth from Pikmin 3, and Pokemon and Wind Waker HD both come out in a bit over a month. That's not to say I won't buy this, but the delay didn't exactly make it more likely.

On the plus side, I'm glad this game is as good as it is. Great non-Nintendo platformers are a bit hard to come by nowadays.



Salnax commented on Another 3DS System Update Goes Live:

@6ch6ris6 I honestly expected Miiverse to be ready in time for Animal Crossing's release. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say they're now waiting for the next big game that can push it as a feature. Perhaps Pokemon X/Y? If so, prepare to wait until October for that particular update.



Salnax commented on Rest Easy, Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC Will B...:

If we can get some sort of bundle for $15 including at least four new characters and new skins, it would be worth the wait. Or even better, if all eight suspected characters are released by then, give us ALL the DLC for $25 or $30. That way, they'd still be making almost $100 per copy sold and still buy some good will from Wii U owners.



Salnax commented on Masahiro Sakurai: Stories in Video Games Can b...:

I can see his point. At least in KI:U, any player with at least basic skills could jump into the game and start playing, paying as much or little attention to the dialogue as they want. The story of KI:U was great, but when replaying it, it was nice to never be required to slow down for the plot to get ahead.



Salnax commented on ZombiU Writer Would Add More Melee Weapons If ...:

More melee weapons would be welcome, but would have to be handled carefully. They'd have to be as valuable as guns, and as difficult and rewarding to obtain. Perhaps there could be some assortment of selectable melee weapons with strengths and weaknesses? Or maybe you can only carry one at a time? Perhaps more advanced weapons like halberds are harder to use until your character levels up a bit.