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Re: What if Link is gender neutral?

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Why does it matter if Link is a girl or "gender neutral?" And what could that even mean? No more love interests in the game without it being a mess.

Link has always been a boy. Change in the name of change is not a good reason. There are necessary changes (i.e. old gameplay mechanics). And then there are unnecessary changes to appease a small minority of people who desire a gender neutral character. LoZ is an adventure game. Not a WRPG. It is a linear game with a specific story to tell. Let it tell its story. Don't like it? Vote with your wallet and don't play the game.

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Re: Should Nintendo Release HD Collections For Wii U?

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I believe they should make HD collections or remasters (like OoT 3D). It bolsters the library and gives some love to past games that may have been missed. And Nintendo fans have been shown to love their old games!

But should Nintendo focus its studios on these instead of games? No. Luckily, they don't have to! Such as with OoT 3D, they can outsource to studios who do this for a living. Nobody said Retro has to make DK64 HD (I would pay so much for a remaster of that...). They can send it out to developers lwho specialize in remastering (like Sony does). Obviously a remake would require a lot more work, but an HD collection or remaster can be done outside of Nintendo.

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Re: Environmental Game Cases...

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Moorpheel wrote:

If you like your games you will get a suitable case for them, preferably with space for more than one. Not the death traps they are sold in.

I don't follow this logic. If I like collecting and having physical games, I would expect to have them in their original cases.

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Re: Environmental Game Cases...

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Tasuki wrote:

Well if you dont like the cases you can always just buy your games digitally.

Until Nintendo unifies their networking system, I will NOT buy digitally from them. It is bad enough having to repurchase virtual console games for my Wii U. Imagine if it was the same way for the next system (assuming that is backwards compatible). Nintendo has shown its incompetence with an online infrastructure, so they have a ways to go for me.

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Re: Environmental Game Cases...

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Chrono_Cross wrote:

I have a better question: Why are you making a big deal about this?

I mentioned it already. My discs are less safe. The discs have no protection like blu-rays do. And my cases are more likely to break. Anyone who had jewel cases knows the terrible feeling when a game in their collection has a broken case.

More importantly, I would like to maintain my games for a long time. A flimsy case is not ideal.

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Re: Age of Wii U Owners?

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SCAR392 wrote:

@Tophurion
As much as I want 3rd party support, it's still not worth buying a console I wouldn't enjoy the games as much on as I would Wii U.

I like Wii U as a console more, so why I would I buy another console, just because of said software that shouldn't be absent anywhere, besides 7th gen consoles?

The GamePad and Wii remote support is what I want from my console. Having multiplatform games on another system isn't going to change that. What software Wii U does get will be more enjoyable for me on Wii U than any other system.

FPS games, as little as I play them, are still better with what Nintendo has to offer, IMO. I'd rather have a game like Bioshock on Wii U, because of the console itself.

Even if I'm missing software, at least I'll have the console I want. You could say the same about any console.

I do not understand your point. The only thing the Wii U has on the other consoles is Nintendo as a publisher and the GamePad. How that would make Bioshock better on the Wii U is beyond me. Nintendo is good for Nintendo games. That is how it is, and that is how it has been since the Gamecube. You basically said "I would rather have a good console with no games than a lesser console with all the games" which hardly makes sense (especially without clarifying what makes the Wii U "better" overall)

I try to remain as objective as possible with consoles. I love Sony's games. I love Nintendo's games. I catch a hint of fanboyism from your post based on some of your strange claims. How this generation is coming shows that the PS4 and Xbox are going to be better consoles for those who want third party content (which is over 90% of the content released) and the exclusives on each of those consoles. The Wii U is a console for Nintendo games. Simple as that. There is nothing wrong with that (I have come to expect this from Nintendo consoles). But we must not have blind loyalty to a brand. That is willful ignorance.

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Re: Age of Wii U Owners?

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SCAR392 wrote:

I'm 21. I can get that people felt "alienated" for Wii, but I don't see that being a problem with Wii U. How you got through supporting the Wii, but not being as interested in Wii U is beyond me.

All the consoles are basically upgrades, this gen. Look at every last gen system, and Wii U is definitely the one that jumped the most in capabilities. From the surface, everything including the Wii U is recycling what they did last gen. Every console has some sort of motion control, high capacity disc, etc.

I personally don't get what people see in PS4 or Xbox One that makes it the better choice. All they got was a slightly better version of CoD, BF, a few exclusives that didn't really push anything either. PS4 and Xbox One can't even utilize an ext. HDD, and you need to but different products to get an experience that Wii U has as core features, if at all(in regards to the Xbox One).

Age doesn't matter. The only reason why anyone would cite age as a factor, is if they're trying to understand what age actually means. I'd rather not think about it. Injustice has blood and it's rated T for Teen. Same thing with Monster Hunter. Who cares? This generation will finally be in full effect since Xbox One and PS4 are out, which is what I think is what will really get the ball rolling from here on out. Personally, I think Nintendo's 2014 software lineup is a hell of alot better than the other consoles, and that has alot with being out a year earlier.

As for my history, I've been around video games since I was born. I ended up getting 2 NES consoles and a handful of games as hand me downs, when I was 5. I want an Xbox One, because I think it will probably get some good stuff, but I'm honestly not that thrilled about what games the other consoles are getting, despite the various criticism that liters the board, on all fronts.

I own both a PS4 and Wii U. I can agree with several of your points, but I think you missed the reason many people would pick one of the other two next gen consoles. They are going to get all the multiplatform support. Even if the first party of your console is meh, you have tons of third party to fall back on (which the Wii U seems to be lacking going into the next year). The PS4 can have its internal upgraded to 2TB and the XBone can use external HDDs soon with an update.

I bring up age as an indicator of the forum. Not necessarily the console as a whole. I am not talking about the maturity of the games, either. I am talking about WHO I hope Nintendo is aiming their games at in the coming years. Are they aiming at children who just casually play Wii Party with their siblings and parents? Or are they aiming at their fans who have been around for awhile after some neglect with the Wii? It is obvious that this forum is older than the intended audience of the Wii U so far (just watch all of their commercials with ten year olds trying to convince their parents to get it for them). I am hoping that Nintendo makes the Wii U a Gamecube by pumping out games aimed at their core. I am only a bit upset that it is taking them so long to realize this.

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Re: Anybody else kinda regret purchasing a Wii U? (mixed feelings)

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JaxonH wrote:

@MrWalkieTalkie

Right. Nintendo likes to announce games within months of their respective releases. The list we have now probably isn't even half of what we're going to see next year from Nintendo. Not to mention there will be a few 3rd party surprises as well (there always is). Even now there's a rumor that a new game, a 3rd party exclusive, will be hitting the Wii U next year. That's just how Nintendo rolls.

Remember DKC Returns 3D? Reggie says oh, by the way, we're bringing DKC Returns to the 3DS. And by the way, it releass NEXT MONTH lol. Or NES Remix. By the way, you can download this game RIGHT NOW! Or Dr Luigi. By the way, the game releases in less than a week! Or Kirby Triple Deluxe. We barely got a teaser trailer without even as much as a name for the game, when we find out it's releasing in Japan in like a month. Those are extreme examples, but yes, many of Nintendo's games each year are not announced until a few months before release, or at E3.

This is very true. Nintendo likes to announce games the year that it is intended to release. While the ones you mentioned are smaller games, it is very true regardless. Sure, some of the games on Wii U have a bit of time left to simmer (Smash Bros was announced EXTREMELY early), but Nintendo has an odd style. And that is what made me buy a Wii U to go along with my PS4 instead of an XBone (among several other reasons)

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Re: Interested in the Wii U

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I have a PS4 and a Wii U. This is the best combination available. With the XBone, as you said, you will get most of the same games. With the Wii U, you have Nintendo's first party studios to keep it going. Which would you trust with first party games? Nintendo, who only makes games for its GAMING devices, or Microsoft, whose new focus is making an entertainment hub instead of a GAME console.

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Re: Gamepad-Only Gaming

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paburrows wrote:

I do this when my wife is watvhing something. I really wish they would release a connection extender since the gamepad cuts out right as
Go through my bedroom door.

Take the system and bring it to a different outlet. Plug it in. Play your game on the GamePad. This actually works, so do it.

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Re: "NEW" Super Mario Bros.

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

I think I would forgive it more if they were particularly great platformers but they really aren't. Solid, yes. Great, noooo. It was a fun nostalgia bomb that's gone on way too long and made irrelevant by both the 3D Land/World games and basically every other new co-op platformer of the past 3 or so years and one of the rare times where I felt there was absolutely zero interest in making a memorable experience as long as the audience that likes it would give them more money from Nintendo. Also, if you want to see nostalgia done right, play Sonic Generations.

Exactly. Originally, it preyed upon nostalgia. And it worked considering the sales of the DS and Wii games. I still feel it is not a fun enough game in its own right.

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Re: Anybody else kinda regret purchasing a Wii U? (mixed feelings)

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JaxonH wrote:

Tophurion wrote:

JaxonH wrote:

turtlelink wrote:

Wonderful 101 I heard was not good (though I'll have to try that one out for myself)

You heard wrong. Straight up. Wonderful 101 is a seriously hardcore game, with so much complexity, depth, and extremely high learning curves (you'll probably have to play your first run-through on the easiest setting). Most people who actually bought the game and played it loved it. In fact, it actually scored higher on Metacritic than GTA5 for a while (though now I think it's like 0.3 under). Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Super Mario 3D World, Zelda Windwaker HD, Wii Sports Club, New Super Mario Bros U, Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover and Deus Ex Human Revolution are probably the top-ten games on the system right now. All of them are superb.

GTA 5 has a metacritic of 95 whereas The Wonderful 101 is at a 78. That is a significant difference. I have not played the game, but I just wanted to correct you there.

I'm talking about USER score. You can't depend on the critic scores. They're always skewed. Wondeful 101 is at 8.3 and GTA5 is at 8.2. So actually, W101 has a higher score even now.

Ehhh. I would take critic scores over user scores any day of the week. The problem with user scores is that only the extremes actually post. Looking at The Wonderful 101's user scores, almost all of them are 10s or 9s. Then you have a couple extraordinarily low scores that should only be given to unplayable games. I cannot trust scores that are universally 10s or 9s without there being some 8s and 7s in the mix. It just shows a response bias. The only people who care to respond are those who LOVED it or HATED it. With GTA 5, it got tons of amazing scores and was the fastest selling game of all time. It definitely deserves a higher score than "good". The reason it is low is because of people who are upset with the game's popularity or their inability to get it. Tons of PC gamers and next gen console owners were quite mad at how it is only on the PS3 and 360 (just look at user scores on games like Halo 4 and see how many angry fanboys attacked it). People also just hate things that are popular. And The Wonderful 101 was made by Platinum Games. Platinum Games is one of those developers that has a strong and very loud cult following. I would not trust their biased scores.

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Re: Anybody else kinda regret purchasing a Wii U? (mixed feelings)

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JaxonH wrote:

turtlelink wrote:

Wonderful 101 I heard was not good (though I'll have to try that one out for myself)

You heard wrong. Straight up. Wonderful 101 is a seriously hardcore game, with so much complexity, depth, and extremely high learning curves (you'll probably have to play your first run-through on the easiest setting). Most people who actually bought the game and played it loved it. In fact, it actually scored higher on Metacritic than GTA5 for a while (though now I think it's like 0.3 under). Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Super Mario 3D World, Zelda Windwaker HD, Wii Sports Club, New Super Mario Bros U, Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover and Deus Ex Human Revolution are probably the top-ten games on the system right now. All of them are superb.

GTA 5 has a metacritic of 95 whereas The Wonderful 101 is at a 78. That is a significant difference. I have not played the game, but I just wanted to correct you there.

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Re: "NEW" Super Mario Bros.

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Platypus wrote:

They still have only made one per console so far. It's pretty far away from games which are milked every year.

I think that is even worse! The fact they have released it on the past five consoles and shown very little evolution in the series is sad. Even the graphics are very much the same. The sequel on the 3DS was the closest it was to change and it was not all that good. Or even New Super Luigi U was a decent change with the difficulty spike. But the games are so unchanged across all the platforms that it seems like Nintendo just trying to fill their lineup. On the NES, the lack of change is forgivable. Even then, however, they had plenty of change within those titles. Throwing in a couple suits in each one does very little to make me crave the next entry.

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Re: Gamepad-Only Gaming

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sub12 wrote:

EA actually releasing a rugby game back in the early 2000’s for the Xbox.........I'm pretty sure it was superior to Ashes Cricket 2013.

Shots fired!!

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Re: How Would You Change Miiverse?

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Kyloctopus wrote:

@Tophurion Perhaps Nintendo can develop an add-on to make that happen, but I don't see this happening in the first place.

Exactly. I do not think they see this as a primary importance. Especially enough to make an optimized capture card (which would be quite expensive if it records in HD). Unlike the PS4 and Xbox One (which records using its own resources), this would require a whole new box to plug in. It would be interesting, that is for sure.

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Re: Anybody else kinda regret purchasing a Wii U? (mixed feelings)

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turtlelink wrote:

I'm glad I didn't purchase on cause I'd probably be regretting it like you are. There is close to nothing on the system that interests me, and even some of the more interesting games like the Wonderful 101 I heard was not good (though I'll have to try that one out for myself). Oh well, I'm getting it when Smash Bros comes out regardless lmao.

I hear this from so many people. Smash Bros. is that game that so many fans are waiting for before investing in the Wii U. I kinda hope Nintendo does not realize this so that they make tons of games instead of relying on that one's success.

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Re: How Would You Change Miiverse?

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Kyloctopus wrote:

Few things:

  • I appreciate what the Moderators do to a degree, but have you seen the Super Smash Bros. community and the Youtube Community? They're practically derailed. And I wouldn't mind it too much, had there not been a spot for those areas anyways in the Activity Feed posts.
  • Organization is also a big problem. I would love a search bar for communities, let us organize our posts from the games we post it on. For example: All my posts about Super Smash Bros. are all scrambled up. It would be great if there was a way I can see all my Smash posts at once, without having to dig through my other posts.
  • If there is any way, it would be great if we can record gameplay and post it on a Miiverse video player. After all Nintendo did buy the company Mobiclip, so that idea might not be too unbelievable.
  • Finally, I would like profiles to be a little more customizable. Let us have profile themes, for starters. Let us be able to show off some of our gameplay information, right off the bat without us typing it. For example: I voted for Graham as my Animal Crossing Neighbour of the Year. I want others to know who I voted on my profile from seeing certain game information.

I doubt recording our gameplay will become a feature within the system. The PS4 has a whole chip for doing background things like that. And I doubt the Wii U has the specifications for it to be universal across most of the games.

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Re: "NEW" Super Mario Bros.

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NavySpheal wrote:

Tophurion wrote:

biomadd wrote:

A cash grab? Heck one of the games was literaly based around grabbing cash! (The 3DS one)

I would not label it a "cash grab" per se, but I feel they are milking them. And perhaps using them as filler.

"We need a launch game!"
"OH! Make another one of dem New Mario Bros. games!"
"Wut should we add?"
"Hmmm. Think of an animal and make a suit off of it!"
"Genius!"

"But sir! We need new music! Mario music has it's standards, y'know!"
"Hmm... Aha! Add 'bah'! Mmm! More and more bah!!
"You're a lifesaver, sir!"

"This series just prints money!"
"What next, sir?"
"Hmm. Money...money...money...I GOT IT! Why not make one on the other system we have about getting money!?"
"I like it, sir!"
"Of course you do, Smithers"

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Re: Gamepad-Only Gaming

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skywake wrote:

TBH I just wanted an excuse to share that clip. Purely for the English users on this site.

As an American, I realiZed it did not appeal to my patriotism. So I did not click it. Try again, ya dirty red coat

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Re: "NEW" Super Mario Bros.

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biomadd wrote:

A cash grab? Heck one of the games was literaly based around grabbing cash! (The 3DS one)

I would not label it a "cash grab" per se, but I feel they are milking them. And perhaps using them as filler.

"We need a launch game!"
"OH! Make another one of dem New Mario Bros. games!"
"Wut should we add?"
"Hmmm. Think of an animal and make a suit off of it!"
"Genius!"

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