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Tue 12th August, 2008

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TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:

Nintendo should do this kind of thing more often. Back in the day they gave out free stuff to members all the time. I remember getting a DK64 T-shirt and an N64 controller cover (also DK64 themed) just for being in the N64 Crew. Now that they can give out digital rewards like themes and demos, they should do that kind of stuff again.

On another note, I hope America gets similar treatment. I'd love a Halloween themed background, even if only for a week.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Details on New Mega Evolutions and Soar Abilit...:

I still have the eon ticket I got with the original games, for use with the e-reader. I can't wait to go back to Hoenn. Ruby was one of my favorite Pokemon games, and probably my favorite GBA game.

As UltraLaserTen said, the codes for the demo will apparently be distributed from the Pokemon website to subscribers who opt in for emails. The site recommends subscribing before October 20.

Edit: That's how to get the demo in America. I'm not sure if it applies to other regions.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo 64x64: Paper Mario:

I played it for the first time thanks to the Wii's VC, and since then I've enjoyed every Paper Mario after it (yes, I loved Sticker Star). I wish Nintendo would add it to the Wii U's VC, if just to give me a reason to play it again.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Thomas Was Alone to Make Friends With Wii U in...:

I have this on PC and PS3, but I'd prefer to play it on the Wii U. For $10, though, I definitely won't be getting this any time soon. Thomas Was Alone is already over 2 years old, and has been sold for $1 multiple times. The Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One versions of this game should cost no more than $5.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

I definitely plan on getting the bundle. I loved the Gamecube controller, and even if I don't use it much in the new SSB, it'll be great to have another one. My real hope, though, is that the adapter is the first step in bringing Gamecube games to the Wii U VC. If there's even a slight chance of that happening, I want to be ready.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

Sounds good. I won't be upgrading until they make it worth my while, though. I have little interest in replaying Xenoblade with 400x240, even with added 3D.

I understand why some people are mad, but I think their frustration is misplaced. The 3DS is at an age where its successor could be announced next week. The fact that it's getting an upgrade means it will probably be around for at least a couple more years (I think they'll replace it and the Wii U at similar times in around 3 years). As of right now, Nintendo's not abandoning the current 3DS either, despite what some people might say. All we know right now is that one Wii port is exclusive to the new 3DS. There will be future exclusives, of course, as well as games with enhanced features, but right now we have no reason to think the current 3DS will be dropped, especially for big releases.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

I hate region locking, but the idea that Nintendo added it to the 3DS simply to move more systems doesn't make much sense. I mean, how many people actually buy 3DS's from multiple regions? They usually cost extra to import, and they can have a language barrier. On top of that, all games for that system will have to be imported, or bought on the eshop, often at extra cost. I doubt there's much sales potential there. If Nintendo wanted to sell more systems, they'd be better off making more special editions.

Besides, while Nintendo's a hardware company, they make most of their money from games. They were even taking losses on the 3DS for a while, which means the more 3DS's someone bought the more it cost Nintendo. Their top goal is to get systems to as many people as possible, so that as many people as possible can buy their games. Having a handful of people buy multiple systems doesn't really help them with that goal.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:

While I understand that emulation in and of itself isn't piracy, it is generally necessary for piracy to occur, and its primary use is typically piracy. For this reason, it's ironic that the same people who created the tools for thousands, perhaps millions, of people to steal games are now complaining that those tools were stolen, especially since the people who stole them are using them to let people play games legitimately.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U:

I have it on PC from one of the Humble Bundles, but I prefer console gaming, and I have it on PS3 from a flash sale, but I don't have a PS3 yet. If this comes to the Wii U at a good price, I might just get it again. From what I've played on PC, it's an excellent game.

Did Curve ever say anything about bringing Stealth Inc. 1 to the eshop? It's on sale for the PS3 right now, but if it's coming to the Wii U at some point, I'd rather wait.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Download: 11th September (North America):

1st party games have been scarce, but there have been a lot of great 3rd party/indie games in the last 18 weeks, including Shovel Knight, Guacamelee, Child of Light, Stick it to the Man, Scram Kitty, and Ittle Dew. Counting those and the many others, not to mention the various 3rd party VC releases, I doubt this has been "the biggest software drought in Nintendo's 30 year history in the video game industry".



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Launches a Free 3DS Game Promotion in...:

I hope NOA does a similar promotion. I've been holding off on registering my 3DS XL and Wii U to take advantage these "free game" offers. I managed to get Layton free in a previous deal, and if these games are offered in America, I'll be getting Link Between Worlds (I might need to get a new SD card though; my 16GB is finally getting full).



TrueWiiMaster commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

I think there's room for games like Spikey Walls on the eshop, but I think they should have their own section, maybe labelled "budget titles" or "casual games".

That said, I have no intention of buying the game. I'd rather support unique/full-fledged games than an imitation of a casual app.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

Can you give a source for the NPD numbers? I tried to find them, since you say VGChartz doesn't count, but I couldn't find any actual numbers.

Of course, even if the NPD numbers say the Xbox One is doing better (VGChartz says the same thing for the U.S., but shows that the Wii U did beat the Xbox One for a few weeks when MK8 came out), that doesn't mean the Xbox One is dong better. You'd need global figures to definitively say that. Without them, you're in no better a position than someone saying the Wii U is doing better based on VGChartz.

Besides, the developer said they won't make Minecraft for a system if the base is too small. The Wii U's base is definitely bigger than the Xbox One's right now, and they're making the game for the Xbox One.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

I personally don't care much, since I don't like horror games, but this is definitely a slap in the face to fans who bought the original on the 3DS and made the installment a success. The 3DS version of Revelations sold more copies than the PS3 and 360 versions combined (according to VGChartz), so they can't even use sales as an excuse.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

You can still find great posts. You just have to look harder. The art some people post on there is just amazing.

That said, I've owned a Wii U since the beginning. The number of childish posts has gone up since the 3DS was added, but there was always a lot. Even now, if you go to the community of a Wii U exclusive game with stamps, you'll often find tons of nonsense posts using stamps. Game stamps can only be used from within their game, right? So these posts have to come from Wii U owners.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

"The vast majority of those connected users are 18-35 year old men. 93% of these connected Wii U owners are male, just 7% female."

I wonder how accurate that is. Let's say, for example, that a guy has a Wii U, and it's played by his wife and 2 children, who each have their own accounts. Would he be considered the only "user" here? Or does every registered player count? It just seems so shocking that almost everyone online on the Wii U is an 18-35 year old man, especially when you look at Miiverse...



TrueWiiMaster commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

I'm glad they went with the squid people. It would have been weird playing a game like this, even if they made changes to accommodate, with Mario and co.

What I find funny, though, is how even that slight change is all it would take for people to roll their eyes and say "ANOTHER Mario game?!" It would still be completely new, unlike any game Nintendo's ever made, but because it starred Mario, people would complain that it wasn't a new IP.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Depending on the discounts, I might get Dual Destinies and/or MH3U on the Wii U. If the sales are good enough, I might get an SNES Street Fighter and/or Dungeons and Dragons, but they'd have to be pretty great discounts to get all 4 games.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

I hope Nintendo never goes 3rd party. While games can be innovative without innovative hardware (the Gamecube made that very obvious), innovative hardware lets developers take innovation further, especially when those same developers are the ones designing the hardware.

Looking to the future of gaming, I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo was the only company to continue making consoles (home or handheld), and that's because they understand the difference unique hardware can make. While Sony and Microsoft may well move into streaming/all digital formats, Nintendo will continue to offer unique experiences through unique content and unique ways to play.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

Maybe Nintendo will target the casual market with QoL while targeting the core market with the Wii U and 3DS. They did say they'd be separate, after all.

Looking through these comments, it's good to know I'm not the only one who enjoyed both casual and core games from Nintendo. There's room for Wii Sports and Smash Brothers, Brain Age and Donkey Kong. There is no room for Wii Music, though.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

"SteamWorld Dig provides nearly endless hours of spelunking fun"
Unless they added a new mode, that's quite an exaggeration. The game took me less than 8 hours on the 3DS, and I collected pretty much all of the treasures. It's a great game, but in no way is it "nearly endless".



TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Last gen I stuck with the Wii and DS, and there were so many games I still haven't gotten all of them. So far this gen the same holds true for the Wii U and 3DS. They got so many games last year, I'm still catching up, both on buying the games and beating the games I bought.

I do intend to buy a PS3 at some point (I'm already building a library with Sony's Flash Sales), but that's to play games I missed, not supplement the Wii U. I don't plan on buying the PS4 or Xbox One anytime soon, if ever. The fact that neither has backwards compatibility and both require paid subscriptions basically means I'm not interested. Besides, I think I'll have plenty to play on Nintendo's systems, even if I can't play the next 6 Assassin's Creed and CoD games.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

While I don't think the cars look too terribly out of place (they already had a fairly realistic low-rider after all), I do think Nintendo should be careful. I don't want them to start putting ads in their games. That said, Pikmin with real products lying around (Pepsi can, Coke bottle, Hershey's bar, etc.) could be kinda cool.



TrueWiiMaster commented on New Video of Dragon Quest X on 3DS Released by...:

Monster Hunter Tri's servers were up for about 3 years, 2010-2013.

I'm still hoping they bring the Wii U version over. This is the one MMO I'm actually interested in playing. I probably wouldn't play too long because of the subscription fee, but I'd still get a few months out of it, which is longer than most games.



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

I sincerely hope a subscription service like PS+ doesn't happen. I hate the idea of paying for "free" games that are never yours, for better discounts, for early access ,etc. I don't think a price drop is necessarily the best idea either. In the article it was mentioned that sales went way up when games went on sale. I'd argue that has more to do with the low price being temporary than the low price itself. I've bought various games I hadn't intended to buy just because they went on sale. If their regular price had been low, I wouldn't have had any incentive to buy them quickly, and I probably still wouldn't have them. Lowering all games by a couple bucks would increase sales overall, of course (the same amount of money would buy more games after all), but I wonder if it would increase them enough to actually make more money.

I think Nintendo should just do a better job with the Virtual Console. They need to add more games, especially hard, or impossible, to get games like Earthbound and Mother 1 and 3, add more platforms (at least bring it up to the Wii's VC), and promote it all with sales and advertisements. Maybe they could put one VC game on sale for 50% off every week, and put up a video of the Nintendo Minute people playing it, or have VC flash sales every once in a while. Whatever they do, they need to do a better job supporting the Virtual Console, and I don't think subscriptions and lower prices are the ways to do it.



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

Having played Assassin's Creed for the first time with AC3 on the Wii U, I can say I'm definitely a Nintendo fan that's not that interested in Assassin's Creed. That said, I would be interested in Tetris, a franchise that began with Nintendo fans, and I was interested in Valiant Hearts. For future reference, I'm also interested in Beyond Good and Evil 2. Just because Ubisoft's biggest franchise isn't popular with Nintendo fans doesn't mean they don't want other Ubisoft games.



TrueWiiMaster commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

This is probably the same game that's available on PC right now, which is almost more an accompaniment to the actual cards than a game in itself, so I don't really care if it comes to the ipad. It will probably do well there, and it's suited to a touchscreen. That said, if they bring it to the ipad, they should also bring it to the Wii U and, if possible, the 3DS. After all, just about every Pokemon fan has or will have the current Nintendo system(s) at some point.

What I really want, though, is a real TCG game like the Game Boy original, where you don't have to enter codes from booster packs to get cards.



TrueWiiMaster commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

I think Xenoblade would make an excellent addition to this list. An HD remake could fix the popping and aliasing troubles of the Wii version, while also making a rare game (in America at least) easier to obtain.

And, though I'm probably in the minority, I'd actually prefer a remake of Mario Sunshine over a remake of the Galaxy games. The exotic and bright locales would really benefit from an HD version, just as they did in Wind Waker.

Other than those two, and maybe a Metroid Prime Trilogy remake, I'm more interested in Gamecube and N64 games coming to the Wii U in any form, HD or Virtual Console, and new games in existing but neglected franchises (Metroid, Endless Ocean, F-Zero, Chibi Robo, etc).



TrueWiiMaster commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

Your legend point is interesting, but your other points seem flawed.

While Metroid isn't a legend, that doesn't mean the main character has to be Samus. It could be her son, her father, an apprentice, etc. It could be very interesting to find out more of her story.

As for the purpose, it would be the same supposed purpose for turning Link into a girl, whatever that may be to you. There could be a thousand "sci fi shooters with male protagonists" and it wouldn't matter. There wouldn't be a Metroid with a male protagonist.



TrueWiiMaster commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

This topic... Link's gender doesn't need to change. Forcing it to do so would make more problems than benefits. Yes, every game technically has a different Link, but through over a dozen games, and for almost 30 years, he has always been a boy. His gender is well established, and many fans would be upset if it changed. Very few would be upset if it didn't. There is also no reason to make his gender changeable, which only limits the story. If the player chose Link's gender, the story would either have to be gender neutral, or have two versions, which would take resources that could have been used to make the game better.

Zelda fans, male and female, have all enjoyed Zelda games. As several people here have pointed out, Aonuma has said Link is supposed to be the player's persona. That doesn't mean that Link becomes the player, however, but that the player becomes Link, immersed in the world and story of his games. The player's gender has nothing to do with feeling like a hero.



TrueWiiMaster commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

Aren't all the systems experiencing something of a drought right now?

The backwards compatibility on the Wii U is awesome. I just bought 7 bargain Wii games I'd wanted for a while. I can't say they're all great (they're bargain for a reason), but there are definitely some gems. Between Wii games I missed, Wii U games I haven't played yet, and eshop games, I have more than enough to play right now.



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

That's irrelevant. The fact is, there are still many gamers that would either choose the Wii U version, or would have no other choice than the Wii U version. Many of those people are the same people that supported the original game, and Capcom's abandoning them, choosing to "follow the money" rather than please their fans.



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

This isn't RE1. This is the remake of RE1, which was a Nintendo exclusive.

"most Resident Evil fans will own more then a Nintendo console and more than likely a PS or Xbox instead"
That may be true, but that goes with what I said. They're abandoning the Nintendo fans that supported this game to follow the money. They don't care about their fans, and that's why many are coming to hate them.



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

This is why so many of the old 3rd party developers are so hated. They happily abandon their fans if they think there's money elsewhere. They expect loyalty, but have none. Capcom should hurry up and get bought by a better company (ideally Nintendo).