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TrueWiiMaster

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TrueWiiMaster

#1

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

@Quorthon
They do, but they usually still release at least a few games in the last year of the console, which often end up among the best games of the generation. Right now the 3DS has only one, and I don't think they'll leave it at that.

The PS2 was the best selling system ever, selling more than 50% more than the Wii. That aside, Sony pretty much dropped support for the PS3 as soon as the PS4 came out. The only games it has gotten since 2013 are the annual MLB releases, LBP3, and a few digital games. They had better support leading up to the PS4, but after that it was over pretty quickly. And to be fair, Nintendo usually starts with much better support than Sony and Microsoft. Just compare the first years of the Wii U and PS4, for example.

The Dreamcast sold 10.6 million units. The Wii U has sold 9.2 million as of last December, with at least 1-2 years left to sell. The Gamecube sold only a little more than twice as many in twice as long. It's entirely possible for the Wii U to catch up to the Gamecube at this point, though that would still make it tied for last place among Nintendo's systems.

Also, I think the NX, if it is the Wii U's successor, could benefit from launching in 2017. It could beat the PS4 and Xbox One power-wise, match them price-wise, and have Nintendo behind it. If the new systems last as long as their predecessors, they'll both have 3-4 years left when that happens, after which the NX will have a successor on the way too.

I think the console industry will be facing hectic times ahead in general, though. The Steamboxes are supposed to come out this year, and even their worst models outdo the PS4 and Xbox One for a fairly meager increase in price, which is offset by free online and a massive library of cheap games. In a battle of exclusives, Nintendo wins, and in a battle of 3rd parties, Steam wins. The Steambox could turn the market on its head.

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#2

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

@Quorthon
Games usually slow down towards the end, but right now the 3DS has virtually none. Fire Emblem is the only Nintendo game coming to the 3DS after May. The N64, Gamecube, and Wii all got at least a few Nintendo games in their last years.

As for the NX, I'd be very surprised if it replaces the Wii U next year. So far Nintendo has basically announced that they'll officially announce the NX next year, and they usually don't release hardware the same year they announce it. That gives the Wii U at least until 2017, which means it has as much life left as it has lived so far. I doubt Nintendo will leave it with nothing for next year, or the year after.

And, of course, that's all assuming the NX is the Wii U's replacement. It could very well be the 3DS's successor, or the "3rd pillar" Iwata has talked about, existing alongside Nintendo's console and handheld. In fact, the diagram Nintendo has shown suggests exactly that. It shows the Wii U, 3DS, and NX on one side, and tablets, smartphones, and PC's on the other, all as part of Nintendo's new membership program.

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#3

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

I think the next 3 months will have a lot of announcements. Right now the 3DS has very few games set for the latter half of 2015, most of which are pretty niche. There's no way Nintendo will let that be the case for much longer.

That said, I doubt there will be any ground-breaking announcements tomorrow. If they have any to make, and I'm sure they do, those will probably be saved for E3. They'll probably show a lot of Splatoon, the Mario Kart DLC, and the SSB MewTwo. I wouldn't be surprised to see some other SSB DLC in the works too.

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#4

TrueWiiMaster commented on Gallery: These Artistic Recreations of Women C...:

They're more awkward than anything, honestly. I mean, Peach has a bazooka for crying out loud. And though I know the drawing was made as if the Zero suit was Samus's usual outfit, that really doesn't make sense. The Zero suit was tight because it went under her armor. What the artist drew here wasn't the Zero suit at all. It was more like Combat Samus, but the armor already fills that role.

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#6

TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Mario 3D World and Kirby: Triple Deluxe ...:

I'd love the 3D World soundtrack, but the CD's almost never come to America, and I've spent all my coins, with tomorrow being the end of registering products. I guess that's what ebay's for. In the meantime, I'll continue to wonder what we'll get as Platinum rewards next month.

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#8

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I'm fully expecting at least 1 or 2 games to be announced at/before E3 for release this year on the Wii U. The article mentioned Captain Toad, but Nintendo has done quick releases on bigger titles, too, like Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and even Super Mario 3D World. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they announced a new Metroid, 3rd party exclusive, or some other major title, and then released it within 6 months.

Side-note: I'd love to see Animal Crossing U get announced.

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#10

TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Mijzelffan
Those were both gameplay changes. They didn't change characters. What you're describing would be more like changing Pikachu's colors because a small group preferred green to yellow. In the grand scheme of things, it wouldn't matter, but it would still be unnecessary, and some people would be vehemently against it.

Probably not. The player characters were never really the stars of Pokemon. You play as the kid, but the real stars are the Pokemon. Besides, as Octane said, there is no connection between the player characters in different Pokemon games.

Changing the graphics and changing the established characters are very different things. And while Link is technically always a different person, he's always the hero of legend. He always wears the same/similar clothes, almost always has blonde hair, is always Hylian, and is always male.

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#11

TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Mijzelffan
They might be a vocal minority, but that doesn't make them smaller or less important than the vocal minority that wants Link to be a girl. The difference is that one group wants Link to remain as he is, and the other wants to change him. Change usually demands more support than consistency/tradition. In other words, why change Link when the vast majority of Zelda fans are fine with how he is?

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#12

TrueWiiMaster commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I'm sick of people saying everyone should be represented in every game/franchise. Link has always been male. There's no reason to change that. The whole argument that a character needs to be female to be relatable to females is ridiculous. If that was true, the Zelda games, which have always starred a male Link, wouldn't have so many female fans. Rather than demand Nintendo force female characters into male roles, people should celebrate the female characters Nintendo already has, and ask for future female characters, and/or more games starring the existing female characters.

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#13

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

I'm not sure if this was intentional or not. On the one hand, multiple people can get a free copy of the game (technically also true with PSN), but on the other hand, I'm sure there are a lot of people who use whatever account is logged in on the Wii U to make a purchase, especially when kids are using their parents accounts. For those people this would make cross-buy easier/feasible.

It does seem harder to exploit than it first appears, too. I mean, you have to have your NNID on the Wii U, and you can only have your NNID on one Wii U (right?). In order to "give" your friends free copies, they'd have to have accounts set up on your Wii U connected to their 3DS's. As long as things are set up like that, they can't have that NNID on their own Wii U if they have one/get one, and they can only have their 3DS connected to one Wii U. A group of friends can't all share games. The most they could do is mooch off of one friend.

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#14

TrueWiiMaster commented on First Passcode Released for Pokémon Shuffle:

At this point I'm trying to decide when to stop. I've beaten everything but some of the "expert" level Pokemon, unlocked all but the last "expert" Pokemon (which you have to get all S rankings to unlock), and caught most of the Pokemon. It's even more annoying to wait when you're only going to try for an S ranking for the 3rd time, or try to catch a Pokemon you won't use.

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#15

TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Which 2015 Nintendo Blockbusters Should ...:

I could definitely see Amiibo used in Splatoon and Star Fox for different costumes, weapons, and/or paint jobs. Mario Maker, however, is the title with the most potential, imo. They could make Amiibo(s) of enemies, or use Amiibo(s) to put other characters in the game. They could also let you use them to save one or two levels and literally carry them with you. It would be cool if they put up demo kiosks in stores, and people could bring levels downloaded to their Amiibo(s).

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#16

TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a ...:

More great indies is only a good thing. I played Don't Starve when it was free for a weekend on Steam, and I enjoyed it, but I thought it would be much better with a touch screen and/or physical controls. The Wii U will be perfect. Never Alone has been on my PSN list for a while, so I'm looking forward to that too, and I was already excited about Swords and Soldiers 2. I'm also more than a little interested in Octodad, Trine, Affordable Space Adventures, and Shantae, plus a bunch of the other games on the list. This will be a great year for the eshop.

On another note, my most anticipated games, Lobodestroyo and A Hat in Time, are still nowhere to be seen.

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#17

TrueWiiMaster commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

I wasn't at all interested in this "game". It looked boring (you basically walk around a regular house and look at stuff), it was extremely short (many people finish it in 2 hours or less), and it goes for $20. On top of its own problems, its controversy doesn't seem misplaced or undeserved. Anyway, I wasn't going to buy it either way, so I don't care if it never comes to the eshop.

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#18

TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

@CrimSkies97
Technically, but only with the 3D on. Without the 3D on, it's 400x240. The Gamecube had 640x480. The 3DS has a more widescreen ratio, but its horizontal resolution is still lower. While the 3D looks great on the 3DS, it doesn't add detail. It just makes what's there look like it's 3D.

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#19

TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Pl...:

Of all of those, I'd probably be most interested in Twilight Princess, but none of them really interest me that much. Any game ported from the Gamecube or Wii to the 3DS is more of a demake than a remake or remaster, since the resolution on the 3DS is only just over half the lowest definition supported by the Wii or Gamecube. The 3D will look nice, but generally games with less detail will translate better. For that reason, and because I love the game, I'd choose Chibi Robo from the Gamecube. I'd also be interested in Cubivore, but I've never played it.

All that said, I think Pikmin 1 and 2 would look pretty terrible on the 3DS. Pikmin has always had beautiful, detailed graphics which wouldn't translate well on the 3DS. I would be interested in a 3DS Pikmin, but, like Smash Bros, it would probably need different graphics.

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#22

TrueWiiMaster commented on Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of S...:

"only those who have purchased a game are allowed to rate it, paving the way for more constructive feedback"
The eshop does that too. I think even the Wii Shop did that.

If I was going to choose things from Steam to implement on the eshop, I'd want the great sales and the accounts. I'd also love to see Nintendo's take on Greenlight, though I'm not sure if that would work.

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#24

TrueWiiMaster commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

So far I've enjoyed Pokemon Shuffle enough that I'd be willing to put a little money into it, but not by buying an extra 5 minutes of gameplay or extra coins. I wish you could pay a buck or two and increase your hearts to 10+, so that they'd refill to their new maximum from then on. That's pretty much the only thing I'd buy, and all I would spend, on this game.

That said, this "hack" is sure to be countered soon. When it was just loading random GB games, it didn't affect Nintendo too much (though I'm sure they hated that too), but this is basically stealing digital merchandise. Regardless of how you feel about the pricing or business model, theft should not be allowed or encouraged.

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#25

TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: Five Nintendo 64 Games We'd Love to P...:

My top choice would be DK64. It was made by Rare, and it has some of their material in it, but a remake could fix that. I'd love to play DK64 in 3D, with polished graphics and a better frame rate.

After that would be Mario 64, because the power and controls of the 3DS would make for a much better remake than the DS did.

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#26

TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

I plan to get one, but not until I can get a special edition I like for a great price, probably with a free game. That's how I upgraded to the XL, and that's how I'll upgrade again. In the mean time, I'll just wish SSB 3DS loaded faster, and that the 3D didn't lose focus.

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#27

TrueWiiMaster commented on Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora...:

I know it was already remade for the DS, but I wouldn't mind getting Super Mario 64 3D. I think it would look great in 3D, and play great with the circle pad (as opposed to the d-pad of the DS). I'd love the same treatment for DK64, if only to play it on a modern system. My most wanted remake would probably be Mario Sunshine, which I'd want for the Wii U. The tropical environments and bright lighting would look awesome in HD.

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#28

TrueWiiMaster commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

@Unit_DTH
"I'm curious why the only developer to take the initial plunge into uncharted Nintendo waters is so hated on"
He was never "the only developer". The Wii U had indies before he released his first game on the eshop.

"what is wrong with a game that is a copy of another concept?"
That depends on the extent of the imitation. Spikey Walls is pretty much an exact copy of Flappy Bird with spikes instead of pipes. Many platformers borrow from Super Mario Bros, but few to none are just copies with different looking blocks and enemies.

On top of being a blatant copy, it's also a copy of a game a lot of people, especially gamers, hate, and it was very clear that very little effort went into making it. It wouldn't be at all surprising to hear he made it in a few hours. As such, any expected return over $50-100 wouldn't be reflective of the effort put into the game.

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#30

TrueWiiMaster commented on RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015:

Most of his games aren't worth buying anyway, so this news doesn't really bother me. As long as the Wii U continues to get great indie games, I don't mind the creator of Spikey Walls making games for the PS4 or Android.

@Savino
There are a lot of indie developers still making games for the Wii U. Shovel Knight was on PC already. Steel Diver didn't do well. The vast majority of Nintendo's games aren't "crappy". Splatoon has very little in common with CoD. Every fanbase plays remakes (The Last of Us, GTAV, Halo, etc, just last year). I think that covers pretty much everything you said.

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#31

TrueWiiMaster commented on Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2...:

That's one awkward video. I don't really want to get into its various issues, but I will point out that capitalism does help people, including the average worker. Capitalism means competition, and competition means advancement. Conveniences and advantages average workers enjoy are often direct results of capitalism. Capitalism also means opportunity, so that average workers can advance, which is incentive to innovate and work harder.

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#34

TrueWiiMaster commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

I have the Trilogy sitting on my shelf next to my Wii U, and yet the eshop version is still tempting for some reason...

@MasterBlaster
Guacamelee Super Turbo Edition was on sale on the Wii U for $6 just last week. This week you can get the Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10. That's $3.33 per game. And don't forget Nintendo's $0.30 Super Metroid deal from a while back. I've yet to see Sony beat that.

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#36

TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

That's one of the harder polls I've seen here. Nintendo's music this gen has been awesome. It always is, but it seems to be on a different level this gen. I voted for Tropical Freeze because it's the only one I've played videos of just to listen to the music, but I'd love a soundtrack for 3D World and Mario Kart 8 too. Xenoblade would be great, but I think I'd listen to the others more.

I'd also want them on CD. You can't usually download music in FLAC.

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#37

TrueWiiMaster commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

I'm definitely interested in trying the game, but I wish Nintendo would stop giving codes at Gamestop. Not only can they run out, but half the time the employees think the codes aren't free unless you pre-order a game. I'd much prefer email distribution, or simply adding the demo to the eshop.

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#40

TrueWiiMaster commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@Goob
If PC gaming enters the console space and does well, you could be right. Otherwise, the power of PC's really doesn't make a difference. The 360 was outdone by PC's in no time, if not before it even came out, and yet it lasted 8 years. As long as they're separate, I don't think it will force the new systems out sooner. If the systems do have to compete with PC's, they can supposedly get additional power from the cloud, too.

I also doubt 4K will be popular anytime soon. The TV's have gone down in price, but there's very little 4K content at this point, and 1080p TV's are still much cheaper. There's also fairly little improvement from 1080p to 4K unless you're getting a huge TV.

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#41

TrueWiiMaster commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

I don't think the Wii U's successor will come out until 2017-2018, with the handheld coming maybe 1-2 years earlier, and I think the handheld and home console will be separate devices, but will be integrated.

What I think will be interesting is the power. The PS4 and Xbox One will probably both last close to 10 years. Because the Wii U came out earlier and will probably have a much shorter life, its successor will probably come out right in the middle of their lifespans. That means that, even without using expensive cutting edge technology, Nintendo could realistically have the strongest console for at least a few years, which could be very interesting.

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#42

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Ad...:

"Intelligent Systems' first strategic masterstroke in the West"
Advance Wars 1 and 2 both came out before Fire Emblem in America.

That said, I definitely plan on picking this up at some point. It's been on my GBA list since the GBA was current, but I never got around to getting it, and it wouldn't be convenient to play on cartridge now anyway. It's a lot cheaper on the eshop, too, which is a nice bonus.

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#43

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Kmno
I'm "verything wrong with a Nintendo fanboy" because I don't like PS+ and its business model?

Actually, a typical rental service lets you rent 1-2 games at once, and then you return them and get new games. PS+ lets you build a library, which then pressures you to keep it and stay with Sony.

As Grumblevolcano said, you can't buy the games you get "free" while you're subscribed. That means you can't get the PS+ discounts, or even regular discounts, on games in your PS+ library. In fact, you can't even buy them at full price as long as you're subscribed. You can't reduce your borrowed library, which means the number of games you lose by unsubscribing can only grow.

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#45

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
You misunderstood me, and honestly, I thought you might. With Club Nintendo, you get a free game/item with every few games you buy. With Sony, you have to buy a ton before you get anything free. I was never suggesting that Sony's rewards system wasn't free. I was just saying that if it takes that long to get something free, it's almost pointless. To sum up, Sony's reward system and Club Nintendo are both free. Sony's reward system just takes much, much longer to give you anything free.

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#46

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@maceng
True, but it's free with the games, because I don't buy the games to get coins on Club Nintendo. If I did, it would definitely be a very expensive and entirely pointless service. It's like getting a free drink after buying 5. You buy the 5 drinks because you want 5 drinks, not because you want the free one at the end. The 6th drink is a free extra that you don't have to pay for.

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#47

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@electrolite77
I never suggested they were the same. I said they are all ways of making money off of video games, to make the point that profitability doesn't make something good, which is what you were suggesting (as I understood it).

PS+ is not your typical rental service. As long as you continue to pay, it's as if every borrowed game is yours. When you stop paying, you lose your library. That business model pressures subscribers to stay subscribed, even if they want to quit, while simultaneously pressuring them to stay with Sony, even if they'd prefer to go elsewhere.

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#48

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@electrolite77
I wasn't being histrionic. A business model that keeps customers by holding their games hostage sounds like a scam to me. I'm not saying it's not brilliant, or that it's not profitable. I'm just questioning the ethics of it, and saying I don't want Nintendo to follow suit.

Day 1 DLC is another way "of offering access to video games to customers who can choose whether or not to take that option, and another way of making money from videogame content". Mandatory online passes are too, as well as pay-to-play games. Those are all ways to make money on games, but that doesn't make any of them good.

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#49

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
There's a big difference between a business model that holds games hostage to keep you paying and loyal, and a business model that keeps you coming because great games are on the horizon.

I was never trying to blame any failure on Nintendo's lack of a PS+-like service. I blame Nintendo's current lacking console sales mostly on poor marketing.

I'm not cherry picking anything. Obviously you don't just go on Club Nintendo and order everything. That doesn't change the fact, however, that you pay nothing for anything on Club Nintendo. Nothing from PS+ is free, because you directly pay for it. Everything from Club Nintendo is free, because you don't pay for any of it. You can try to twist it around, but the fact remains that I've never paid a penny for anything from Club Nintendo.

I don't know about Microsoft's version, but Sony's rewards system is a joke. You get $10 of PSN credit after spending $1000. The cheapest items are avatars, and you have to spend about $50 to get one of them.