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Sentinator

Sentinator

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#2

Sentinator commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

@ReigningSemtex I'm guessing the price drop happened because it isn't selling well here. As far as I know that and Vita aren't fairing any better but I have been wrong before.

I agree Nintendo developing for other consoles is a stupid idea. Migrating helped Sega and Rare a lot.......... right???????? Wait a minute Sega have neglected tonnes of their low sellers since they dropped because they don't make for their own consoles anymore. Dropping Wii U would result in a severe shrink in resources, talent and variety. Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 would never have released last year. Monolith and Retro would close.

Yeah, going third party is best for Nintendo fans alright. Except for this Nintendo fan who wants the best output possible from them. I might be the only one but I would never play Nintendo games on other systems because I know they won't be right. See Grabbed by the Ghoulies as an example.

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#3

Sentinator commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

@MAB Nobody owns an Xbox. Microsoft gave up to Sony the second they decided to block pre-owned games. Look it up and you'll see Vita and XBO aren't doing any better in the UK.

Why would Nintendo make games for an Xbox when nobody owns one? Xbox is the absolute worst choice for a system as a gamer.

Coming from somebody who hates Sony's games as well.

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Sentinator commented on First Impressions: Stardust Amazoness:

@Gioku You shouldn't feel guilty. If you are like me you see the appeal in this type of thing. And we aren't harming anyone right? I wish they did more games like this because I love these types of games.

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#10

Sentinator commented on Assassin's Creed IV DLC Looks Set to Sail Past...:

@rjejr The companies behind the games are to blame. Or should we blame Sony that Fifa on Vita is just a repackaged version of last years edition?

No. The companies bring it on themselves. They blame Nintendo, the fanbase, the console etc. But the truth is they are responsible for their product.

Actually I believe Vita is missing a large amount of content on Rayman Legends. As a result it became the poorest selling. So who is to blame for that? I guess we should blame Sony.

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#12

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

@Caryslan PS4 hardware is expected to sell out for a few shipments. The software pre-orders are easier to see. Multiplats are getting more interest on PS4. Its the exclusives that are intriguing the most. Killzone is seeing higher pre-orders then multiple XBO exclusives combined. Check google if you don't believe me.

I think its mainly because WB are seeing PS4 hardware going places fast. I seriously believe the stunt Microsoft pulled originally isn't being fixed by an overnight patch. Going off the evidence currently on the table anyway. Warner Bros did say they were wary of XBO because of MS' original vision for it (I.E used game fees). This skipping XBO just proves they aren't sure of it.

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#18

Sentinator commented on Sales Data Demonstrates a Slow Wii to Wii U Tr...:

@Zombie_Barioth I think PSP's failings outside Japan were down to audience perception and Sony's backing. It saw support in Japan because the attach rate existed. Outside Japan though you would have better luck selling a Wii game. Sony didn't back it enough so people got rid of it. The attach rate went down. The other problem is the western audience for their handhelds have different expectations to Japan. They expect big budget, great graphical eye grabbing games. What they got was half baked ports with features missing. Then it dried out when people got rid of it.

The main problem with PSP lied with Sony not being fully committed to it and setting examples of the types of games that make PSP gamers go "WOW!" Piracy was only a contributing factor. If you want people on board your system (both gamers and developers) you flood your own games on there.

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#19

Sentinator commented on Sales Data Demonstrates a Slow Wii to Wii U Tr...:

@Caryslan It was only very well supported by third parties during the early days. Then when it became apparent the reality wasn't living up to the dream people had for it they stopped buying games for it. Piracy has been a problem for both DS and 360 for years and it didn't stop games selling well on them.

Here is the truth about PSP. It saw very few releases from Sony. They were too busy pushing PS3. They knew it had to go places but they couldn't do anything besides make it stand out. So what was cast aside? PSP games. They put so many resources into PS3 they were forgetting about their handheld. People were trading them in as it became clear Sony didn't care for the system. If Sony don't care why should anybody else? Sony stopped making games for a period of time then tried to use a redesign to restore interest. That is what killed the system.

PSP is not the only "weird case" where power didn't keep it alive. Xbox and Gamecube were losing life long before their successors came out. All that a system needs to be kept alive is games. Not how powerful it is.

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#20

Sentinator commented on Sales Data Demonstrates a Slow Wii to Wii U Tr...:

@banacheck Tech inside a console has absolutely not one thing to do with how long a console lasts. PS2 was the weakest system of the generation yet continues to sell well after 10 years. PS1 was similar. DS continues to sell to this day yet the more powerful PSP has been abandoned.

Only one thing matters. Games.

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#22

Sentinator commented on Sales Data Demonstrates a Slow Wii to Wii U Tr...:

I bet it won't be any different with the others either. Its not so easy to sell consoles anymore. Wii U not selling isn't an indication that the masses don't care. If they didn't care sales wouldn't go up every time a new game comes out. Its more an indication just how hard it is to stand out any more.

Think Xbox One and PS4 are going to sell gangbusters and Wii U is an exception here? You are in for a rude awakening.

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#23

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

@Rafie
I have thought about the comparison and Halo trumps anything in Sony's library. This is why Killzone annoys me so much. It gets praise like it's game of the year material yet Halo trumps it in pretty much every aspect (aside from graphics). And this is supposed to be Sony's blockbuster shooter? The controls hinder things so much I gave up. Halo stuck the simple concept and perfected it whereas Killzone tried to be realistic and the game was a mess because of it. I mentioned this before about Killzone and (surprisingly) people agreed with me.

God of War, Ninja Gaiden has enemies that attack you full force. It requires genuine skill and the buzz is kept up to me. It also had much harder bosses. It had you fighting 3 bosses at once. Whereas God of War required QTEs to finish them off (like Razor's Edge currently does). What you say about Shadow of the Colossus I can say about Pikmin.

The rest I have covered before. Earlier FPS games were getting there but Halo was the first to truly master it. The fact that it spawned so many shooters following it's lead this gen just shows how much more an impact Halo made. In fact I have noticed many today claim that Forza has surpassed Gran Turismo (my observation). So even if you disagree, there will be some out there who agree with me.

Its just so few have the courage to call out Sony exclusives because they get so much praise.

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#24

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

@Rafie
The name "the pretender" comes to mind whenever I play Sony's exclusives. I haven't enjoyed a single Sony exclusive over an alternative that exists in the genre. God of War, War of the Monsters, Socom, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Twisted Metal and the worst offender being Killzone.

I've covered many of Sony's outings and the only one that caught my attention was Ico. More exclusives? Yeah but how many are truly worthwhile? This will be a very controversial opinion but believe it or not, I would rather take the better quality Microsoft put out than a lot of games varying in quality. This is entirely my opinion but I think Sony come out with poorer games in the genres they cover. Just look at Playstation All Stars as the latest example.

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#25

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

@Cohort
That is something else the people being desperate to see them go fail to note. Not everybody likes Xbox or Playstation as hardware and there are actually people who like the hardware Nintendo put out. My hands are massive and the Wii U gamepad works like a dream for me. Funny enough I bought the Zombi U bundle for the Pro controller but have never used it. I love how the gamepad feels to me.

In comparison, the PS2 controller actually gave me blisters.

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#27

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

@Andrewroxsox
I wouldn't say they don't offer innovation but they don't do as much to differentiate themselves. Both consoles serve the exact same purpose. Funnily enough the "industry experts" as the article puts it don't note that being in direct competition puts them in more danger to going third party than Nintendo.

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#29

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

@banacheck
They did not start off as a hardware manufacturer or working second party to one. Developers I am talking about were originally owned under a company who migrated later, or were just in contract with one. Someone like Insomniac. Though I'm not a fan of their games anyway (nor Sony in particular) I have heard that FUSE (unsurprisingly) sucks compared to their previous works. But I don't feel they had credibility to begin with. It isn't nonsense. Its factual.

Their games are never the same when they make for other systems.

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#30

Sentinator commented on Iwata: No Chance Of Nintendo's "Precious Resou...:

Its the right move. Anybody who followed the many developers who migrated will tell you this. Sega, Rare, SK and possibly even Bungie (though it remains to be seen) have all had their software plummet in quality due to developing for platforms they don't belong on.

When you have a home you stick to it or you lose the passion. A lot of people say how "awesome" it would be if Mario or Zelda went to Playstation but they would never be on the scale they are now. There wouldn't be a point. And you'd be barking up the wrong tree if you wanted Metroid, Pikmin or new IPs. There isn't a platform to differentiate anymore so why put your lesser franchises out?

Anyone who thinks Nintendo games would be as good as they are now is deluding themselves. If anything Nintendo should go handheld only.

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#31

Sentinator commented on PS4 And Next Xbox Could Share Wii U's Teething...:

@banacheck If it really went as far back as 2008 that is when Sony were still making losses on the system, but my point isn't really about rushing it to market. Its more they dived into PS4 before they wanted to. Truthfully Sony are in the worst position of the three because (as you say) Vita failed to find a healthy market at Christmas. Its going to very hard to continue pushing Vita while also releasing PS4.

I do think you are right about the overall reaction to PS4 though, by claiming people are underestimating them. But perhaps there is a good reason for that. Go back before PS3 came out and before Vita came out and you'll see pretty much every website, forum and blog out there were clapping, cheering and bellowing how these two were going to destroy their competitors. I have not seen one single site which claimed PS4 was going to do that.

IMO its not people underestimating PS4. Its that on both those occasions people overestimated Sony. So they are being more realistic and waiting to see this time.

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#32

Sentinator commented on PS4 And Next Xbox Could Share Wii U's Teething...:

@banacheck Well you show you are aware of this yourself. Games can be in development today and cancelled tomorrow if PS4 fails to meet their expectations.

Also for Sony being prepared, I doubt they are prepared as you think. This is why. Many employees at SCE over the years have confirmed they would like to drag PS3 on longer. They spent $5 billion on it when they originally planned to spend $1 billion. This is problem. Microsoft has long been known to have the Xbox planned for 2013. Maybe Sony have been planning PS4 for quite sometime and are more ready for launch as a system but Kaz himself said on many occasions last year they don't want to release PS4 yet. Many in Sony said that. But people won't wait for them and they know it.

PS4 is one of the most crucial launches Sony face in the history of Playstation. In essence that will make them all the more determined because now they acknowledge Microsoft as a serious competitor. PS4 is known to have been planned at the same time as Vita but lets be realistic, after all the money they lost with PS3, they don't want PS4 out yet. They just have to get it out because it will be a lot harder coming when they want it to.

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#33

Sentinator commented on PS4 And Next Xbox Could Share Wii U's Teething...:

@banacheck
" I've never known any console to have over 150 developers & publishers supporting any console before release"
Except most of those 150 developers are only looking at the hardware, considering releases or just playing around with it. The only ones who have games on the system are those that have announced games.

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#34

Sentinator commented on Eternal Darkness Will "Definitely" Be Discusse...:

@Zyph Its actually a spiritual sequel called Shadow of the Eternals. It isn't a direct sequel. If I had to guess its their vision of what Eternal Darkness 2 would have been but because Nintendo own the name they have settled for that instead. I'm not sure how the sanity meter would fair. I'm guessing that is why its a new series and not Eternal Darkness 2.

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#35

Sentinator commented on PS4 And Next Xbox Could Share Wii U's Teething...:

I think that since they want exactly the same people either
A) one will do very well and the other will do terribly being abandoned to it's fate.
B) both will under-perform to publisher expectations and they will question if "next gen" is really worth it.

And lets face it, if there really was a multiplat game that some publishers expected to sell millions on Wii U I wonder how they expect games to perform on systems where third party games are known to sell much better.

In short = I'm convinced (and will remain convinced) that anybody believing BOTH systems are going to trump Wii U are extremely out of touch with reality. All other major system releases have under-performed since 3DS and I can't see this ending differently.

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#39

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

@Royalblues I think you'll see if Insomniac ever change their mind any user here who said they don't like their games will not suddenly start caring. The reason this is bad is it reflects EA's support for the console. People who care have clearly admitted to it.

Also, anyone who really is nuts for Ratchet and Clank will go buy a PS3 because they all know that is the only place they will be able to get it.

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#40

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

@moroboshi Firstly, N64 and Gamecube may not have seen the sales the others have but they were very financially successful. Nintendo have proven they can live on their own franchises.

Nextly, PS4 is a lot more expensive to develop for. Pretty much every publisher and developer has said that. You can shrug 10% off but its still a sizable leap in investment. And its the kind of sizable leap where the install base needs to be there as quick as possible. PS4 or Xbox cannot afford mistakes so why not wait and see how it plays out first.

A slow start will be all it takes for developers to change there mind about where the "real" next gen is.

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#41

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

@RaymanFan2 I'm glad there is someone who agrees with me about Killzone. To me Halo works because it nailed the concept. Thats my point with Sony. Like Playstation All Stars they took one of the most popular franchises the competition had and attempted to mimic it's success. Halo was arguably inspired by Goldeneye but my view is that it was Halo that managed to set the standard for the many acclaimed shooters this generation.

Its not specific to software but hardware as well. The reason Kinect sold much better than Move is because it had the innovation. Microsoft may have followed Wii's lead but it was done in a more interesting way then tampering with the design of what was obviously a Wii remote.

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#42

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

@Harrison_Peter the thing is I don't like those games. I've played most of Sony's most appraised hits and I can never understand why but I just can't get into them. For Beyond Two Souls and The Last of us I haven't played them and neither have you. So how do you even know you will like them? Maybe you like the studios and its a safe bet? And The Last Guardian may very well be cancelled yet.

I have played most of their output and while it may be hard to accept I haven't enjoyed it. But of all the ones that I haven't liked, none (and note this is my opinion) have been worse then Killzone. That is exactly the kind of example I am using here. To me this was nothing more then a poor version of Halo.

Regarding your comment about Microsoft I don't agree with it. Again this is from experience, but they may launch less games but I think they are of better quality. Part of the reason Sony are struggling is because their games don't sell. They built their brand on third party games like GTA and Final Fantasy. Those games are now shared with Microsoft by default and it will get even worse if they get shared with Nintendo.

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#43

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

@DESS-M-8 Couldn't have said it better myself. The people who sit back and claim Sony have been first party kings this generation might find it hard to believe but there is someone who doesn't like Sony's output (me). And I don't care if I am the only one. All I've seen Sony do is copy what works for everybody else and try it themselves. As far as I'm concerned that is the reason they've fallen behind and the reason their games don't sell in my mind is because they are poorer quality then the others. Especially Killzone.

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#44

Sentinator commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

Anyone who knows anything about my posting history on the internet will know I think pretty much every developer Sony has sucks. Therefore I speak for myself when I say I don't care about you guys. Boring games. Ratchet and Clank is just another overrated Sony series like Killzone, GoW, Jak and Daxter and War of the Monsters.

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#46

Sentinator commented on Rumour: Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Gran...:

This is absolutely not news to me. Zelnick made his feelings clear the second he uttered the words "I'm skeptical". Seriously guys stand with me and buy games like Watch Dogs and ACIV to put this douche in his place. Make him regret shafting the system.

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#47

Sentinator commented on SEGA Planning Seven Releases for Wii U in the ...:

I expect more Japanese companies to start putting Nintendo on higher priority then Xbox. Its something I've long argued because Nintendo have more relevance in Japan then Xbox. Provided Nintendo can get the type of fanbase that played GC on board expect companies like Capcom, Sega and Namco to treat Nintendo better again.

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#48

Sentinator commented on Analyst: Nintendo of America "Forgot Marketing...:

@MANIAC911
I know man. That is why I brought it up. I just think that these analysts should start looking at every fence. Wii U has shown signs of life when Monster Hunter and Lego City came out so the interest is there. It just needs more games. And I agree more advertising is a must. The only adverts I have seen on Wii U are Lego City adverts which happened rarely.

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#49

Sentinator commented on Analyst: Nintendo of America "Forgot Marketing...:

Anyone else noticed how whenever Nintendo post results and don't meet targets these analysts are all over them to point out how they fail. Yet Vita has been sluggish from the start and these analysts have never once made a peep. They are so keen to note how smart phones are destroying Nintendo yet they have never made that spin towards Vita.