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Sun 5th February, 2012

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TruenoGT commented on FAST Racing NEO Developer Shin’en Multimedia...:

If I had two Wii Us, I'd buy it twice. Nintendo REALLY needs to help promote this game (should have been on their recent calendar/infographic) as it's one the only 3rd party games worth talking about on Wii U and it genuinely looks great. This is a real opportunity to capitalize on the eagerness of the futuristic/arcade racing scene since developers have largely abandoned it and its audiences for years (F-Zero, Wipeout, Ridge Racer, etc).



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

Just because something is difficult to get doesn't entitle one to get it for free IMO. If someone is so OCD that they need to have every box checked in a video game to the point where they need to cheat or steal, they've got bigger problems than not getting ahold of a rare Amiibo.



TruenoGT commented on VS. Excitebike is On The Way Soon:

I was just thinking how Nintendo should get the VS. games on the VC. I'd love to see VS. SMB and VS. Wrecking Crew. I've always wanted to play Wrecking Crew 2-player and the Wii U would be perfect for the 2 screen gameplay.



TruenoGT commented on New Patent Sparks Talk of Potential NX Details:

One of the reason's I'm digital only on Wii U is that I suspected this might be the last disc based system and was hoping this would increase my odds of being able to transfer games to the next one.... It's a long shot, but I don't think it's so crazy now.



TruenoGT commented on Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A ...:

I'm one of the weirdos who thought Mirror of Fate was awesome (for the record I'm also a big CV and Metroid fan), so this would be pretty interesting. Whether you liked the gameplay of MoF or not, it's hard to deny the atmosphere was pretty incredible.



TruenoGT commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo a...:

Being a Windows PC & Wii U owner, I don't have much interest in PS4 or XB1 since I get superior versions of almost all their games, but as a platform, I think the XB1 is more interesting than PS4. I look forward to seeing where things go with XB1/Windows 10 integration and maybe I'll consider one if Phil and Co. keep going in the direction they're headed.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo and DeNA Smart Device Game Still On T...:

I'm anxious to see what platforms they target. I don't care much for iOS or Android generally, so it'd be interesting to see if they also do a Windows 10 Universal App. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be great to see Nintendo PC opportunities that way.



TruenoGT commented on SNK Playmore's New Chinese Owners Aim To "Do A...:

I was actually just playing some Samurai Showdown II 20 minutes ago, what a great game. Kind of like Konami (sans MGSV) and Sega, SNK's heyday is over. It's not the brands/IPs that matter, it's the talent behind them and those folks are long gone.



TruenoGT commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

This game was my first and last Kickstarter game. Apparently having a publisher helping on project management/scope and cracking the whip every now and then isn't all bad. Hopefully this game still ends up great.



TruenoGT commented on Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn'...:

Nintendo may have had Rare develop some of the games that Retro, Namco (Starfox) and Next Level Games ended up producing, so I'm not sure that an outright purchase would have given them the creative freedom they had as a partial independent. While it's really too bad to see Rare ultimately dissolved and wasted over the last decade, I'm glad that some of these other studios (particularly Retro Studios) had a chance to showcase some amazing work that undoubtedly would have differed from what Rare would have produced. That said, Nintendo could really use the extra firepower these days with basically no 3rd party support on the Wii U side.



TruenoGT commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

@GeminiSaint Considering this is the only SNES game that they'd likely include (due to licensing issues), they probably deemed it not worth the trouble to work on SNES emulation. Battletoads and Double Dragon would have been awesome too.

Really surprised they got Battletoads arcade on there though. Presentation-wise, that's a crazy impressive game, but the gameplay's not nearly as diverse or interesting (IMO) as the NES/SNES games.



TruenoGT commented on PewDiePie Fans May Recognise "Coolest Puzzle G...:

Wow, that dude's annoying. The game looks like Art of Balance, but the online doesn't look that compelling to me, might as well be bots with the limited communication and scope of the game. I'd rather just pass the gamepad or 3DS around the couch and share Art of Balance puzzles that way.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

It added some fun community elements (like polls, reactions, comments, drawing, etc) while watching live TV, especially sports, but the community was so small and the interface was too slow. Had Wii U taken off, it would have been neat to see Nintendo improve it, but with so little adoption, you can see why it's going away.



TruenoGT commented on Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast T...:

As an old school FPS player (Doom, Quake, etc), I think that having ranking numbers is pretty arbitrary anyway besides I guess trying to match players of similar skill level (which doesn't seem to happen in open matches anyway). If the game has enough depth and variety in the weapons and stages, it will be fun for a long, long time regardless of these types of "progress markers". It surprises me that Sakaguchi would say there's "not much left to do in the game". How about continue to PLAY the game and enjoy the core competition and mechanics?



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

It'll do really well amongst current Wii U owners, but beyond that who knows? I think if Nintendo wants it to really make it big, it has to do something to dull the intense speculation that Wii U is a lame duck console with little else beyond 2015. Nintendo will have a hard time selling $300 Wii Us no matter how killer their existing and fall 2015 lineup is if people believe that this is the last hurrah. If 2015 really is just about it for Wii U, then perhaps MK8 or Smash numbers is the best they can hope for.



TruenoGT commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Jap...:

@jongred Well I look forward to trying it when it comes to the states! I've loved pretty much all of Nintendo's platformers, so I'm sure this will be fun as well. I just meant more in terms of sales, since this isn't a big change over previous titles, they probably aren't getting many new players, just fans of previous games.



TruenoGT commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Jap...:

Yoshi's aesthetic is fantastic, but the gameplay looks a bit "by the books", so it doesn't surprise me to see it not making a bigger impact. They're kind of riding on the coat tails of a 20 year old game still, so until they're able to make a bigger leap with the series, I don't think it will make much business as was also the case with the DS and 3DS iterations.



TruenoGT commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

On Wii U, this game could have been unique with interesting Wii U features, but elsewhere it's just another simulation racer of which there are plenty. It's too bad they couldn't have made a budget, low spec version (less cars on track, no weather, etc), and compensated with unique Wii U content, such as new modes and play styles leveraging the gamepad, gyro steering, etc, kind of like some developers did during the Wii generation (Need for Speed comes to mind). All of that said, such an effort would require work which may not guarantee any payback especially after all the bad will they've generated thus far with Nintendo fans.



TruenoGT commented on Rakoo & Friends is Racing Onto the Wii U eShop:

Can anyone recommend a good platformer with a multiplayer stage race mode? I'm thinking something ala Sonic 2 splitscreen or Super Mario Bros. DX link-cable mode on GBC. I can't think of any recent examples of this, but I generally steer clear of the constant barrage of "indie retro platformers", so I may be missing something.



TruenoGT commented on Pokkén Tournament Launch Brings Hype and Déb...:

As weird as it is, there's something exciting and nostalgic about an arcade exclusive (currently) game in an era of home console dominance. Back when arcade games were worlds ahead of consoles, your ability to play was so limited and you'd fantasize about playing the games at home. Then it was fun dissecting the differences when the (usually inferior) home port came out. Getting kind of a Street Fighter 2 vibe here.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

I am heartbroken... Iwata-san is a legend and he and his company has brought me so much fun and creativity... It also makes me really angry that the last reaction he got to see from "fans" was the petty immaturity that so many showed at E3.



TruenoGT commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Retail Games of 2015 ...:

I'll probably end up getting about 1/2 of these, but I'm most excited for Chibi-Robo. Also excited about the Level-5 games and Zelda. It's going to be a crowded fall/winter for both Nintendo systems... there's at least 4-5 Wii U games I want this fall alone.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

Even if this game ends up kind of janky, I don't care. Some of my favorite games were a little rough around the edges (e.g. No More Heroes). The passion for the design will show through even if it's not a technical marvel... glad it's making it over here.



TruenoGT commented on Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make Th...:

Such an insightful point of view given the recent debates about NX power level. Yokoi captures perfectly the feelings I have about a lot of modern games and how a lot of companies lost their way over the last 20 years.



TruenoGT commented on Sega Sorry That It "Betrayed" Fans, Hopes To W...:

It's not the franchises that made Sega, it was the talent behind them and sadly, most if not all that talent has moved on. I love classic Sega, but the Sega of today is hardly anything but a brand name (not unlike Atari), and when they're not publishing titles from other developers (e.g. Platinum Games), they're simply licensing their past glory in hopes of capturing nostalgic gamers money.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Despite the success of smartphones and tablets in capturing the lion's share of the gaming market, no company filled the "TV based, group play" void left by the original Wii (not Apple, not Google, not anybody) and Nintendo still has some sway in the portable space, particularly with Pokémon. If Nintendo can pull off a portable/console hybrid system that's simple, fun and affordable, this is Nintendo's opportunity. They have the brand (and the games) that can drive it. The "super graphics console" market is unsustainable and Nintendo knows this, so I think it's smart to get out of the spec race (which they essentially did 10 years ago). If you have a unique and compelling product, people don't care about specs. It's only when specs are the primary differentiator (e.g. XB1/PS4, digital cameras, TVs, Android smartphones), essentially when the product becomes a commodity, that people look at specs to tell them apart.

Regarding courting the big third party publishers, this is an old way of thinking. There's 1000s of game developers out there looking to produce the next big hit, and these developers know it's not power that makes a hit, it's an idea. I think Nintendo is in a unique position to build a platform that can support this community if they build something flexible (more than just touch controls), accessible (portable and home based) and marketable to a mass audience. If Nintendo can make or find the next Minecraft, Wii Sports or WoW (none of which sold on their graphics-appeal), capture that big audience, then the lumbering big publishers of today will come to Nintendo, regardless of whether they can match PS4 or whatever else (just like they went to Apple, Google, etc).