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TruenoGT

TruenoGT

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#1

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

I'll get one day 1, depending on colors... I'm beyond hyped. My wife wants the smaller one to replace her 2DS, so I'll probably try that first before deciding between XL and standard for me. I like the looks and finish of the smaller one this time, but I love the current XL size. They better bring a white model(either size) to the US this time around. #firstworldproblems

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#4

TruenoGT commented on Xenoblade Chronicles Coming to 3DS in Japan:

When playing the Wii game, I thought about how cool the landscapes would feel in 3D... this is going to be pretty awesome. That said, I don't think I'll get it unless I can somehow transfer my save game. If this is indeed a "New 3DS" exclusive, I bet it will be download only to prevent retail confusion.

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#10

TruenoGT commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

I painfully narrowed it down to SMB1, SMW, SMG2, and SM3DL. In the end, I always find myself going back to the original, so I had to vote for Super Mario Bros. 1. Every game in that list is at least great.

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#11

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I've made this argument before, but VC games compete with new games. When I can download one the best games of all time OR download some mediocre new game for the same price, which am I going to pick? I think Nintendo is under pressure from 3rd parties to keep VC prices as is for fear of cannibalizing the market and scaring away new publishers. Personally I think most of the VC games are well worth the price and are peanuts compared to many entertainment options.

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#12

TruenoGT commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted:

Loved the first one, played it on 3DS originally, but picked it up on Windows also. I really enjoyed the 3D effect and dual screen interface, so I hope it comes to 3DS, or at least Wii U. If not, PC for me!

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#13

TruenoGT commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

I know it has a small, but dedicated following on Wii U, so it's too bad to see it not continue for those fans. I've personally never tried or been interested in the series because a) I'm not big into realistic looking games which emphasize killing, and b) the lead character design looks kind of like a douche with that hood.

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#14

TruenoGT commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

I'd love another Prime game, but I don't think Nintendo will expand their audience by sticking to existing franchises/history so closely. I hope Retro's working on something that'll get non-Nintendo diehards on board.

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#16

TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:

@Grumblevolcano Circle Pad Pro in KI is really only for lefties, as the game controls with one hand on the original circle pad, other hand with the stylus. The CPP allows lefties to play with the stylus in their left hand. The game cannot be played with a dual analog control scheme, so if you're a righty, you would not use a CPP for Kid Icarus. The game rocks BTW!

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#18

TruenoGT commented on The Console Wars Live On As Night Trap Remake ...:

Are there really that many (any??) gamers nostalgic for the brief early days of CD games that were almost nothing more than FMV tech demos? About the only one that's aged somewhat reasonably is Dragon's Lair and that's mostly because of the beautiful animation.

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#22

TruenoGT commented on Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th A...:

I was kinda bugged by the product placement at first, but man, seeing it action is pretty cool. I think as long as it stays within the racing realm (cars, maybe wheels, etc), I'm OK with it. If we start seeing Coca-Cola banners and the like, that'd be a deal breaker.

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#23

TruenoGT commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

On a technical note, I'm surprised this is only 720p for PS3 and 360. Given that it's a game with pre-rendered backgrounds and very similar models to the GC version, I'm sure they could have done 1080p, especially since there are more graphically impressive games at 1080p on PS3 already (e.g. Wipeout HD). It's almost as if they're gimping the last gen version to make the PS4/XB1 versions artificially seem more impressive, what a joke.

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#24

TruenoGT commented on Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Ev...:

When they're not even doing quick and dirty ports to Wii U, I'm guessing we won't see any new games from Capcom either. If they're excluding Wii U based on Revelations sales, they gotta remember most Wii U gamers are also 3DS gamers who probably already played it and didn't double-dip (that's me). Maybe that's their logic, since most Wii U gamers were probably also Gamecube and/or Wii owners who also have already played this (that's me also).

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#26

TruenoGT commented on Renegade Kid Announces Metroidvania Game Xeodr...:

@PvtOttobot I'm with you on this. Games like Metroid were great because they were relatively infrequent and unique... now it seems they are a dime a dozen, along with retro-styled art. I'm a bit tired of re-living history, especially with Nintendo also on a 2D platformer binge the last several years (New Mario Bros, New Yoshi, DKC, Kirby 3DS, etc). These are all great games, but I'm hoping that this "nostalgia era" is wrapping up or least becoming less dominant.

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#28

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

I think it's great for people who prefer physical games. I'm a digital guy on Wii U so I enjoy the convenience and quicker release, but I'm happy that folks who generally avoid digital (or eShop specifically) still get an opportunity to play these games. I think if Nintendo gets a better account system, they'll get more push on the eShop, but until then, this is a smart move.

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#29

TruenoGT commented on Wii U Reference Discovered In Call of Duty: Ad...:

I'm not interested in COD specifically, but I'd generally love a fun FPS for Wii U that takes advantage of all the unique Wii U stuff (remote aiming, gamepad vs. TV multiplay, gamepad map, etc). Wish something old-school shooter would come over along the lines of Doom, Quake or UT. Doesn't need to be "AAA" (god I hate that term), just something simple, fun and solid.

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#30

TruenoGT commented on Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" Wi...:

I think things are just transitioning back to dedicated video games as a niche market, not necessarily a mass market outside of the occasional titles like Madden. As Nintendo explores other markets (entertainment and otherwise), their video game business will continue but in a smaller capacity more suited to the current and future audience.

I don't see the current development climate as sustainable anyway for any big games maker. I can't imagine developing art and assets for systems like PS4 and XB1... the only way these games can make money is if they sell millions and millions of copies, unrealistic goal for all but a handful of mass market titles per year.

This pain is just the start of things ratcheting back to a more reasonable level IMO.

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#33

TruenoGT commented on Review: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Nintendo 64):

I'd recommend tracking down a PC version of Turok 2. It's tricky to get running on modern Windows, but playing this game with a silky smooth frame rate, mouse/keyboard controls, and a higher FOV is pretty amazing. You can also save anywhere so pretty much all the issues of the N64 version are addressed. Either way, the N64 version blew my mind back when it first came out... The production values were way ahead of their time.

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#41

TruenoGT commented on Takashi Tezuka: Mario Maker Won't Move Quite L...:

I was really wondering about this when they showed the switchable graphics. I'd say I prefer the tighter action of the original SMB, but the new physics have a place also. It would be really cool to play with SMB physics and the 3D graphics... I wonder if it's even possible. Platformers changed a lot when they went to 3D graphics from sprites.

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#42

TruenoGT commented on Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Cop...:

The question is what title can be a "Yokai Watch" moment for Wii U? If MK8 and SM3DW didn't move the needle much for Japan, I doubt Smash Bros will either. I'm anxious to see how Xenoblade X, Captain Toad and eventually Splatoon do for some new blood. All 3 have a lot of potential and Wii U will need it because you gotta believe PS4 will finally pick up in Japan once FF15 comes out.

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#43

TruenoGT commented on Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii...:

Sega really devalued their 16-bit back catalog with their collection disks and Steam bundles so I've never really paid attention to their comparatively high priced VC offerings. You can get 40-50 Sega games elsewhere for the price of just 2-3 games on the VC! That said, I'd definitely pick up some rarer games such as Castlevania Bloodlines and Megaman Wily Wars if they made a VC appearance.

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#44

TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Mixed feelings. I may get more enjoyment over the long haul with a game, but the magic of getting an relatively exclusive item is lost. Feel bad for gamers who already have all the games (or least the ones they want)... Hope the physical items return someday. Still dreaming of something along the lines of the infamous SNES Classic Controller Japan had years ago.

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#45

TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

People would end up disappointed if they were sold the Wii U on the premise of it being a tablet alternative. I will say however that it's utility as a web browser / youtube viewer is unmatched in the living room and Nintendo should really push this aspect.

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#47

TruenoGT commented on Wii U Version Of Project CARS Drops To The Bac...:

Well hope they don't expect the game to sell very well now. By the time the Wii U version comes out, it'll be $10 on Steam, sort of like Watch Dogs will be this fall.

I was still pretty interested, despite that I could get and play on my PC with better graphics and a wheel, but it's going to be hard to justify spending $30-40 more money for what's likely to be a generally inferior version months after release, even if gamepad support is pretty cool.