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Tsusasi commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Ten...:

@the-madprofessor It makes sense in theory, but the execution is shallow, forced and it's being represented in it's marketing as some sort of Mario Party-esque game, when it is nothing of the sort. It's slow, disjointed and feels exactly like what people are accusing it of; a way of pushing Amiibos at the expense of gameplay. I'm sure there will be fans that will enjoy this; there were a lot of Sonic fans that actually liked Sonic Shuffle. That doesn't make it a good game, and sales reflect the confusion, poor reviews and lack of interest.



Tsusasi commented on EA CFO Explains Why the Company Doesn't Make W...:

@SanderEvers Actually, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is still one of the best racing games on the system and built for the Wii U from the ground up. It's considered by some to be the best version of the game. Other than that, yeah... EA didn't really go all in. But man... if all of their other efforts had been as good we'd being telling a different story.



Tsusasi commented on Pre-ordering Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Will Net...:

@zool I find it hilarious that any still drags out this old trope. Are you serious? This has been the running criticism of Nintendo from the 16 bit era on to today, and it's still the most ridiculous argument anyone could make. There are plenty of things to be annoyed with or mad at Nintendo for (especially the North American markets), but that silly, silly argument is not even close to being one.

You know who else thought Nintendo was too childish... so much so that they built whole advertising campaigns around it? SEGA. Huh... imagine that. Not the reason for their downfall, but Nintendo still seems to be doing alright. I'd take the lineup on the Wii U over any other system. Except maybe other Nintendo systems. I have always been a diehard SEGA fan, and I've owned every gaming system up until this gen (because I loath the XBONE and I'm waiting a little on the PS4 as I have limited time to game, and I have more than enough between my 3DS and Wii U). I still enjoy Nintendo's game and approach to game making because no one... absolutely no one understands pure unadulterated joy and happiness in game form like they do. Every other game out there feels... like a game, not an experience. Nintendo games (for the most part) transcend that experince and there's almost always that special Nintendo magic that keeps you coming back after you've put other games on the shelf for good. Nintendo is doing a lot of questionable crap, but that ridiculous boomerang of a complaint that has never been borne out in the history of their systems is not on the list. I can't believe in 2015 I'm still hearing it.



Tsusasi commented on Video: The New Animal Crossing: amiibo Festiva...:

I really want to like this and it would be nice to have an alternative to Mario Party, but I just can't shake the feeling that this is a brand extension too far. Hopefully that feeling will be proven horribly wrong. Nintendo could sure use a winner for the Holiday window.



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift ...:

@simonthomas6 Yeah… I have to admit, I hadn't noticed that they had even come this far because there's been no communication, no compelling content.. nothing that says 'The rest are just retailers… THIS is the place to shop Nintendo!' There was a time it wasn't even this complete, but 'lacking' is the kindest way I would describe this. Thanks for pointing that out.



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift ...:

@simonthomas6 That's not all NoA lacks. How about - an online store, proper Amiibo supply, marketing, fan/customer engagement, events, timely and relevant downloads for eShop (ie Wild Gunman for Back to the Future Day and Resident Evil 4 for Halloween... both are out in the UK), bundles, a proper release and some variety for the standard "NEW" 3DS + faceplates, any sort of bone thrown to it's consumer base. NoA is passed out behind the wheel.



Tsusasi commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

@WanderingPB it's interesting how the Dreamcast is viewed as a failure. Sales-wise it broke many records, it had a launch library that ANY company should be jealous of to this day, it and it's software was received well, it's online capabilities praised and it was truly a Hollywood darling as it showed up in everything from award shows, to TV shows to movies. It's momentum was actually on the uptick spectacularly and had there not been so much mismanagement and debt to overcome, those sales figure would have continued to climb and Dreamcast would have flourished.

The Dreamcast didn't fail, SEGA of Japan failed the Dreamcast... AND they failed SEGA of America (and to an extent but not as viscerally/personally, SEGA in Europe).



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Shares Suffer Major Drop as Investors...:

The whole announcement was just ridiculous. Dark times for Nintendo. If it were April 1st, I would have thought that we had just been pranked. Especially that app. Wth were they thinking? This is a global shift in their strategy, and yet here we have a very targeted app... as the launch of their new partnership? Stocks SHOULD tank. This was the worst. While there is potential for the Accounts system, that should have been a much deeper dive into how it works to offset the disappointing app premier/announcement... an app that is also getting delayed on top of being incredibly 'meh'. So frustrating.



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Download: 29th October (North America):

And again, NoA shows their apathy towards the market that has been carrying the Wii U and banging software sales for the 3DS. No WIld Gunman (in the country the movie the download was added to celebrate was made and premiered) and no Resident Evil 4... in the country where every console version has seen the most sales (buy far) and it had the biggest following:

Marketing and promotions are non-existent, fan/consumer base engagement is also non-existent, there's nothing on the radar to speak of software-wise and the market has been slapped around by the Amiibo debacles. We watch as other regions Nintendo offices celebrate their fans, engage them and we watch as downloads increase in quality as we continue to get ignored. I have plenty of other things I could save for or spend my money on. Sorry NoA. Do better, and you get my money. Until then, I've got plenty to keep me busy. I'm done with you. Get it together.



Tsusasi commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

@gatorboi352 Lol... naw, just annoyed. It's kind of like when you hear someone talking about something that happened to someone you know and they're getting it all wrong so you want to make sure the story gets told accurately. So maybe a little annoyed. Especially since we now have multiple behind the scenes scoops available at our fingertips.



Tsusasi commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

Um... 'over-reliance on arcade conversions also put off those who had grown up with the deeper, more involving games of the PlayStation and N64 era. Poor support of online services was another black mark, as was the lack of a DVD drive'

The only one of those things that is actually accurate or even a thing is the DVD drive. And that was more of a Japanese and European thing. As for the arcade games, that was actually a huge selling point for the Dreamcast and the majority of the high profile SEGA arcade releases were filled with extra content for the home release and were well received both sales-wise and critically. Games like Virtua Tennis and Crazi Taxi 1&2 actually set the bar for home arcade releases. As to the comment on the about poor support for online services - there was no bellwether for online console gaming at the time. There was nothing to compare it to, and broadband wasn't really a thing at the time (even though SEGA had support for it), I played every online release in the US and never had issues. The only problem I ever had was rage quitters... especially playing NFL 2K. They'd complain, I'd show them the replay and they would quit. Or sometimes they would just quit. But no other system... not even the big lie that was the PS2... could offer that experience. None of my friends who didn't have a Dreamcast even understood what I was talking about until they'd come over to check out online gaming. I'd say about 75% of them bought a Dreamcast within a week of experiencing Dreamcast's online play. The Dreamcast had better online support than both the Gamecube and the Wii, and has never been a part of the story of Dreamcast's demise. That was mismanagement, micromanagement, corporate in-fighting, cultural clashes, unreasonable financial demands and quotas, pirating of software, deceptive and extensive marketing by SONY for the incredibly over-hyped (that's a nice way of saying they basically lied) PS2, 9/11 and the fallout (including the global financial impact, delayed shipments, delayed and cancelled games... one of which would have really highlighted SEGA's online gaming).

To kind of drive home the point that the Dreamcast in it's short 18 months actually had good support given it was the pioneer and the first to do online out of the box:

Alien Front Online
Ooga Booga
Propeller Arena (planned, but not official - still supported online for a while)
Worms World Party
Unreal Tournament
Daytona USA
F355 Challenge
POD Speed Zone
Speed Devils Online
Phantasy Star Online ver1
Phantasy Star Online ver2
Bomberman Online
Chu Chu Rocket
Maximum Pool
Next Tetris: Online Edition
NCAA College Football 2K2
PBA Bowling 2001 (not official, still supported online for a while)
World Series Baseball 2K2
SEGA Swirl

That is a list of online games in North America/USA. In basically 18 months. All of them playable, nearly all of them really good to great games.

Japanese online:

  • Capcom vs SNK Millenium Fight 2000
  • Capcom vs SNK Millenium Fight Pro L
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting
  • Choukousenki Kikaioh for Matching Service
  • JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken for Matching Service
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Moero! Justice Gakuen (Project Justice)
  • Power Stone 2 04/27/2000 09/01/2001
  • Super Street Fighter IIX for Matching Service
  • Street Fighter Zero 3 for Matching Service
  • Street Fighter III 3rd STRIKE Fight for the Future
  • Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service
    Aero Dancing FSD - Tsubasa's Virgin Flight
  • Aero Dancing I 02/15/2001
  • Aero Dancing ISD - Jikai Sakuma de Machite Masen
  • Frame Gride
  • Gundam Battle Online
  • Heavy Metal Geometrix
  • Kidou Senshi Gundam: Renpou vs. Zeon DX
  • Spawn in the Demons Hand
  • Virtual On Oratorio Tangram
    Chu Chu Rocket
  • Culdecept II
  • Hanagumi Taisen Columns
  • Net de Para L
  • Sega Tetris Online
  • Super Puzzle Fighter IIX For Matching Service
  • Treasure Strike
    Guruguru Onsen
  • Guruguru Onsen BB
  • Guruguru Onsen 2
  • Guruguru Onsen 3
  • Kitaihei Gold
  • Nippon Pro Mahjong Renmei Dankurai Nintei : Heisei Mahjong-Shou
  • Net Versus -Igo-
  • Net Versus -Renju Gomoku Namebe-
  • Net Versus -Shogi- 05/24/2001
  • Net Versus -Chess- 05/24/2001
  • Net Versus -Hanafuda-
  • Net Versus -Mahjong-
  • Net Versus -Reversi-
  • Sakura Taisen Online: Paris no Nagai Hibi
  • Sakura Taisen Online: Teito no Yuugana Hibi
  • Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars
    Golf Shiyouyo 2 : The New Challenge
  • NBA 2K1
  • Netto de Golf
  • Netto de Tennis
  • NFL 2K1
  • Power Smash - Sega Professional Tennis
  • Pro Yakyu Team De Asoubou NET!

I'm pretty sure I even missed a few on both lists

And as a nice kick in the teeth to other systems that boasted online gaming shortly after the Dreamcast, a lot of them were also cross-regional; you could play with others around the world. That was actually a huge part of SEGAs online culture. All of this while the company/corporate was melting down around them.

Now compare that to LIFETIME online support for REALLY GOOD TO EXCELLENT games on the Gamecube, Wii, PS2... hell even the Wii U, if you really think about it. It's been out 3 years. Compared to 18 months. The great games for online play are almost exclusively first-party titles... and there isn't exactly a flood of them.

So I don't really know where you're coming from or how you came to that conclusion, but if you want to point to DVD, certainly that was a factor; they might have (according to the things I heard/overheard at E3) could have boosted sales by about 15-20%... maybe 25% with a pack-in movie and game. According the number that SEGA of America were being told to hit in order to stay in business, it may have been just enough to keep the production lines running, but obviously that would have changed their margin on the system and the price itself, so who can really say.

This system has also been a standout because of it's unmatched launch lineup, in terms of quality especially.

As far as the arcade statement:

Here are the top selling games for the Dreamcast in America - These all sold over a MILLION copies in the Dreamcasts short life:

Sonic Adventure 2.5 million
Soulcalibur 1.3 million
Crazy Taxi 1.225 million approximately: 1.11 million in the US 115,039 in Japan
Shenmue 1.2 million
Resident Evil Code: Veronica 1.14 million
NFL 2K 1.13 million in the US
Sega Rally Championship 2
Virtua Fighter 3tb

Four arcade games in the top 10, two selling over a million. I'd say SEGA knew what it was doing. And in terms of depth of play, Dreamcast had the most diverse and eclectic game library of any system at the time and included online RPGs, JRPGs action adventure, Shenmue, Resident Evil Code Veronica and many, many more rich gaming experiences. You are very much wrong outside of the DVD claim. It just irritates me that after all of this time, and knowing what really went down now (with behind the scenes details), I still see articles like this that get it wrong.

Deeper more involved game of the Playstation and N64? Really? For the lova crap... just wow. Just, no.

Edit: I also know people like to drag out the 3rd party support trope, but other than EA (and especially in light of the Saturn) 3rd party support was fairly massive, all things considered. Many developers represented across an impressive spectrum of genres.



Tsusasi commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Misses O...:

@Peach64 What I was saying is that not all of that info was present, and comparing single format to all format doesn't tell the right story. So we saw mention of where the Wii U version stood on the single format charts (but not the other 2 current gen) then where the game stood on all formats, which open-endedly skews perception. Apples and melons. Maybe it IS disappointing, but my other point was that imho charts/figures shouldn't be editorialized or tainted with color commentary. Save that for something like a Talking Point article or that sort of thing. That's the place for editorializing.



Tsusasi commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Misses O...:

I've said this before and I'll say it again: The heavy editorializing within statistical reports does absolutely zero good for anyone. It skews the perception of the data. Like the doom and gloom attitude towards the Guitar Hero numbers. Firstly, the game was released on the 23rd in the UK. When did the week end? Saturday? The 24th? Sunday the 25th? And what were the individual placings for the PS4 and XBOXONE? You give the single-format place for the Wii U and the all-format for the PS4 and XBONE (a placing and number that includes the Wii U sales as well as PS3 and 360); you compare apples to melons. Taking into account that it's a relatively expensive game that requires a new instrument controller buy-in (more than one if you want the full experience) and the track list is very niche, which makes sense but also limits the audience a little. Token pop songs (of which there aren't many) like the ZEDD/Selena Gomez EDM track don't make any sense for a guitar game. When you put that up against a minor phenom (amongst the Nintendo user crowd) like Mario Maker and the performance bump evergreen titles like Mario Kart 8 get from time to time, you may just come up a bit short... especially if the game was only on sale for a couple of days when the chart ended.

As for Tri Force, I know everyone is giving it a little slack - even if they don't know they are - for love of the franchise, but the game would have been better off if had been developed for a Nintendoland 2 with asymmetric gameplay. It's not that great of a game and it's HEAVILY weighted as a multiplayer game EXCLUSIVELY. The single player is more than just weak... beyond the familiar look and sound design, it doesn't feel like a Zelda game. The multiplayer is just OK and not nearly as clever of an experience as we've come to know the series for. Plus... no two player for the meat of the game ('Story' mode)? What the actual hell? So only 1 or 3 player? Again... wth?!? Also, LAG. Not just online, but local LAAAAAG. Makes no sense. I thought the rule was that they waited until things worked before releasing a game. Is that no longer the Nintendo way? I really don't know where the shock or dismay is coming from regarding its sales performance. Sound reasonable to me. I may not like it, but I'm not surprised. But regardless, pretty please stop editorializing pure data results. Save it for another article or editorial. And when comparing the data, an apples to apples approach would be more accurate and helpful.

My two cents.



Tsusasi commented on Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Creeping Up On...:

North America won't get it. Nintendo of America couldn't even get their heads out of there @sses long enough to capitalize on the Back to the Future event... because for whatever insane reason, they really have stopped giving a crap about their American fanbase... or American customers in general. They keep passing on doing anything for the customers most responsible for keeping the Wii U and the company in general afloat. I don't get it. 1st world problems to be sure, but as a Nintendo fan and someone who has spent entirely too much money on Nintendo product it really is annoying and disappointing. My purchases and support has slowed tremendously as a result. Couple that with the almost NA exclusive Amiibo debacle, exclusives that no one wants to be exclusive (Nintendo gave lip service to this and said they understood... and then promptly announce MORE exclusives - Complete fail) and supply manipulations and it's enough to make you put you gaming dollars elsewhere.

Yup. Grumpy and annoyed.



Tsusasi commented on Video: This Pokkén Tournament Commercial Shou...:

Aaaand my question has to be: How in the heck does anyone know that this isn't now/isn't going to be a good game? Seriously... show of hands: How many have played this game extensively and through intimate knowledge of the game play have first-hand revelations as to whether or not this game is any good? Anyone? Ok thanks bye. And you know what else is interesting? I've noticed that the internet doesn't necessarily agree... at least those who have actually played it.

Just a couple... there are a bunch more and everyone seemed to have fun with it.

So how about people save being judgy until they actually play the game. Everything I've read and seen so far points to a fun experience. And I've played Pokemon games ever since I bought a Gameboy color for that very reason (well, actually before... played on my 'Pocket' before quickly realizing I wanted to play the games in color to take advantage of the special palette), and I am looking forward to this game. Different does not mean bad, and just because a company actually (gasp) wants to make money off of it's IPs, doesn't mean that the games will automatically be quick cash-ins...



Tsusasi commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitive Scene ...:

@XCWarrior Yeah... see, that still doesn't excuse character assassination, good old fashion 'hatin', and libel. None of the statements about how he handled this nor the supplementary 'inner dialogue' as written by people above can actually be attributed to him. It's crap. And ridiculous..

Also, You seem to reeeeeally want to continue your streak of being painfully wrong today... and of being condescending, as well as caught up in sad stereotypes from the 90s. I played football, soccer, baseball... I was on swim team, in the military (Army), I am a combat veteran, and a former east coast freestyle B-Boy... I still go to college ball games, and play sports and exercise with my daughter as much as possible. And I still dance, make indy films (Both in front of and behind the camera - several with very physical fight scenes, most with physical comedy). I and all of my hardcore gaming buddies have been in organized sports. Many still are... and all are football fans (some soccer too). I personally only like watching sports live (Not a big fan of watching on TV. Looses so much of the fun, but I catch the highlights).

Several of them are also veterans and very active. So as you can see, you're so very wrong it actually makes me embarrassed for you. Stop with the stereotypes already. Thank you.



Tsusasi commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitive Scene ...:

Wow. I'm really confused by the above comments. For years gamers have wanted to world at large to take their hobby seriously and accept that high-level gamers have some skills equivalent to that of some professional athletes and at a minimum, shouldn't be written off as nerds or geeks, because gaming can be every bit as compelling as professional sports. Finally we have professional gaming leagues and the stand out stars that go with them, and people start hatin' on them. They are no worse than the boastful athletes. And yet many idolize the sports star narcissists.

On top of that, there's these insane comments that he's somehow been a sore loser. Where in the heck did you get that from? Are you mind readers? Psychics? Jealous much? I saw nothing in those comments that was sour grapes or even passive-aggressive. He was being genuinely cool about the whole thing. I mean, it's not just twisting his words ridiculously, words have been put in his mouth. Honestly, I just read what appeared to be a bunch of jealous people bash a guy for things he never said. Things that those same people with 'gamer envy' made up in this thread and attributed to his thought process. I really don't get it.

Also, a question: Have any of you done professional... anything... that has required you to compete repeatedly and travel like he did? Of course you're going to take a break; you rest up, recover from all of the travelling, figure out what happened/how you just got beaten and maybe... just maybe... play for the pure fun of it so you don't lose sight of what made you want to kick butt in the first place. Oh... and, you know... catch up on the life you put on hold.

This is why we can't have nice things.



Tsusasi commented on Early NX Reveal Was To "Reinforce Commitment" ...:

This was the statement from the beginning… it was even part of the 'reveal'.

'As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename "NX." It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.'

I don't understand how there was any confusion or why it has had to be explained again and again. Internet folks seem to need a refresher in reading comprehension skills.



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

@NandN3ds Really? Oh dear…

Maybe because that's pretty much the gaming holy grail? Maybe because that is the next logical step for a gaming platform… especially for a company that sees more success with mobile gaming? Come now… you're having us on, aren't you? You can really think that it's a stupid idea… can you?



Tsusasi commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@blackice85 'has never been one to… ' referring to their track record. Also, in direct response to another post that references the articles' mention of fan reactions to Nintendo supposedly not publishing the game and in response to everything about this rumor. You know... The entire article above about the rumor that speculates that Nintendo did a u-turn due to fan 'outrage/reactions/fanboy entitlement'? So, yeah… all of that. Glad I could help.



Tsusasi commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@rjejr Agreed… makes much more sense. Nintendo has never been one to respond so quickly to fan/customer input or complaints. Even when they do respond, it's usually in the form of and explanation why they are right/why you don't understand/sorry not sorry. They are not known for being agile or responsive… especially when it's not a first-party product.



Tsusasi commented on Dark Pit amiibo Exclusive To Best Buy In North...:

Nintendo and their increasingly annoying and useless mouthpiece, Reggie, have been talking it up about how bad they feel about how they've handled the Amiibo supply situation, how they are trying to make sure it doesn't happen anymore and how they are trying to make sure that everyone can get the Amiibos they want... and then they continue to pull the same ignorant crap. This exclusive b.s. is tired and hated as much as, if not more than scalpers and Nintendo's manipulation of stock levels (and no... I don't believe you when you say that Nintendo isn't helping to create the shortages, Reggie... I don't believe half of the corporate crap that comes out of your mouth). This is why I stopped collecting them.



Tsusasi commented on Star Fox Zero Doesn't Have Online Multiplayer,...:

Nope. Not for me. The biggest selling point for me for Star Fox 64 was the multiplayer. By that I mean I would have eventually bought the game... probably used, or after a significant price drop. But I bought it day one after playing the multiplayer at E3 that year. There is no excuse for this kind of step backwards... especially with Nintendo talking up their online experience/community on the Wii U.



Tsusasi commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Is Coming To The Wii...:

Another Mario Tennis game... in a year that sees Zelda slip away and 2 new rather bland entries in the Animal Crossing franchise (why not at least an expansion for New Leaf?). Even Star Fox ultimately looks somewhat unimpressive (not saying that it still couldn't be fun). I'm more excited for the 3DS games at this point...which would be fine if the Wii U didn't need to impress. I can only hope that Nintendo still has some surprises waiting for us. Digital event fail.



Tsusasi commented on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Is Coming To The Wii...:


It's not a 3D experience in the way that Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy are. In the context of those games, no... although it's an incredibly fun game. I REALLY want to see a 'Galaxy' game for the Wii U. I'd love to see what they could do with the gamepad and asymmetrical gameplay. Perhaps even a proper two player experience...



Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I think it's time for Mario Kart 7 DLC! New tracks and Karts!

As for the so-called battle mode in 8… no. Just no. It's horrid. Give us a couple of Battle packs with new Karts and characters, and bring back a couple of the old battle modes like Bob-omb Blast and Shine Thief!



Tsusasi commented on Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardwar...:

Good idea, missed opportunity. If you're going to go the ridiculous and obnoxious exclusive route yet again, at least make it truly exclusive. Where is the custom graphic treatment on the system or at least the gamepad? Downloads? At the very least, Splatoon itself should have been a physical copy. And where is the exclusive Amiibo? Or at least the Squid Amiibo as a bonus. For the full $299, that should have been how it went down. As it is, you're just getting the same black deluxe system anyone can get, and the privilege of using up a a lot of your storage immediately after opening the box.



Tsusasi commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

@unrandomsam Um… no. There may be graphical enhancements, but I've played the Square Games and to say that they have 'physical controls'… just, no. A phantom 'joystick' UI graphic mapped to a corner of the screen does not constitute 'physical controls'. If you are talking about control cases, attachments or Bluetooth, then also no. They may be physical, but they are not superior to the original controls. Most of all, I really wanted to play Secret of Mana. That too controlled for crap. Just, no…

Of course, everyone has their own opinion and some people inexplicably enjoy those sort of games on mobile devices. I have yet to experience one that has changed my mind. Turn-based rpgs are easier to swallow (but not preferable) as mobile games, but action games/rpgs. Nope.



Tsusasi commented on Fantasy Life 2 Is Skipping 3DS In Favour Of Sm...:

This sickens me. Instead of a great game, we'd get piecemeal b.s. on a device just not made for gaming (sorry fans of swiping/gesturing for fun and profit - it just isn't). I wonder how much it will cost to progress through the game. Greed has claimed another soul. Suck it, Level 5.



Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

@UnseatingKDawg Except where it limits or interferes with gameplay or game progression… which is a major issue. Beyond that, once Nintendo purposely begins withholding content and designing around the notion of slicing up game content to make more money, and releases a game that really isn't the finished game it would have been before DLC, it ceases to be a Nintendo game in the truest sense. By their own statements, releasing a game in this manner is a disservice to their audience, cheapens the experience and isn't a complete experience.



Tsusasi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

When it first started, including the idiocy of the Mercedes DLC, I said it was a slippery slope and that I though we were going to be surprised at just how aggressively Nintendo would pursue micro transactions. Everyone said I was wrong, a 'whiner' or some troll from the land of XBONE or PS4. And here we are… and the mobile situation hasn't even fleshed out yet.

Yup. This WAS one of the reasons I had some respect for Nintendo as a business. Not so much any more. The only positive thing I can say is, they got the pricing/value right for Mario Kart DLC. Who knows going forward, though.



Tsusasi commented on Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK...:

Lol… I love how the bait-y title spins a niche game that most 3DS owners probably had zero exposure to as 'struggling'. Smh.

If we were talking about a Mario game, then yes…

This game is the tortoise, not the hare… it will do ok, but it's numbers won't impress and soon enough people will be paying ignorant amounts of money for a physical copy on ebay.



Tsusasi commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:

I have nearly all of them, but I don't have Yoshi. I'd take that… if I could actually log on and have CN recognize my Platinum status. Or log in at all for that matter. Sometimes shows me as logged in, but doesn't even show my name… or any of my info. Tried for two weeks to finish a survey. Never worked. Says I'm not Platinum, even though I am. Won't show my accrual. Just pathetic.



Tsusasi commented on Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop):

I downloaded it. Played it. Wouldn't call it a 9 from a gameplay standpoint, although I could see it garnering a 9 in a design capacity for hitting it's mark; it definitely does what it was meant to do. It feels closer to the handheld Mattel LED games I had as a kid in the 80s, and less like an Atari game. Not for nothing, but I think some of the originals did it better. The cabinet art is cool, and I give them props for bringing together a package with some polish, but I won't play this all that often (though I will play it). It's neither substantial enough to warrant playing for any lengthy amount of time, nor is it addictive enough for me to want to pick it up daily. I have yet to play it passing the controller with friends, so that might give it a bump… or it may further reveal it's lack of substance. Time and a game night will tell. Not a bad game and your mileage with definitely vary, but I would consider a 7 to be a fair score, with and 8 being a stretch and dependent upon personal taste and a 9 being somewhat of a gift. I don't regret picking it up, but I'm not exactly jazzed either.

Edit: To a few people's point, I think this would have been a better fit on the 3DS. I'm not a graphics whore, but it does seem a bit sparse and short lived for a Wii U game. The 3DS seems like a more logical choice.

Again, it's decent for what it is and the Wii U can use all of the games it can get... even C+/B- games (imho), so I'm not knocking it.



Tsusasi commented on Review: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS):

@Taedirk And yet, all this game represents is a nail in their coffin. Why bother to hang on to an IP if you can't do it justice? Bare minimum, I would have been on the phone with Nintendo to pitch a joint venture/mashup. Nintendo has so much to offer, and the IP still carried some weight with fans… before this game, that is. Animal Crossing/Harvest Moon crossover?