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Sun 20th Jan 2008

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

Not keen on this why release the Wii version when there have been superior ports on other consoles with higher resolution. I would say the 360/PS3 port with Wiimote or normal gamepad controls would be great.
Maybe a map on the Gamepad screen ?



WWammy commented on Rumour: Dataminers Dig Up eShop Listings For S...:

@gaby_gabito I agree I love Skyward Sword with all of the advancements in the control department and the run button I find it hard to go back to the previous 3D Zelda games because I keep looking for the run button.
If Twilight Princess gets a HD remake one of the things I would like besides improved graphics would be a run button like Skyward Sword



WWammy commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

That's the one thing I hate about Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS VC it's so half arsed compared to the old Wii VC it's a shame that the VC got worse instead of building upon what was a fantastic service previously.
I've given up on it I'll just play the games on the old consoles I have if I want to play them. But there's plenty of new games to play



WWammy commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

@DESS-M-8 I agree with what you said 100% next gen rubbish compared to last gen when consoles were the main place for gaming.
Now you have companies like Konami jumping ship for mobile gaming.
All this talk of power and the PS4 and Xbox one are barely mid level last gen PCs.
Nintendo release schedule is in reverse they position their handheld as their main gaming platform so all of the games I would have loved on the Wii U.
Like Pilot Wings , Starfox , Zelda Ocarina of Time, Majora's mask.
All on 3DS with no mention of console versions at all.
I mean I must be going back a bit but I remember when big titles were released on consoles first and hand held versions later.
I guess Nintendo like other games developers go where the money is.



WWammy commented on Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell S...:

I only cared about this game because it was coming to the Wii U and they positioned it as Nintendo's only serious racing sim.
I would have liked it but since this is now not coming to the Wii U I don't care about it I mean Microsoft have Forza and Sony have Gran Turismo.
This game is going to be forgotten as soon as Microsoft and Sony release their big hitters.



WWammy commented on Monochroma For Wii U Scrapped Due To Technical...:


"This is hardly a "disaster," just some planning issues. I'd like to point out to all the usual Kickstarter naysayers/whiners: These kinds of things happen even with professional studios--an old-gen version getting dumped because of hardware/performance/technical/sales issues. It's not a big deal. Yes, it sucks if you were a backer hoping for a Wii U port, but it's not like this or any other non-Nintendo game was ever going to make a profit on Wii U at this point. But they are making up for it by offering PC versions, and pretty much everybody has a PC these days."

The clear distinction is that we are the audience and not a professional studio where this may happen all the time.
This will affect their reputation amongst all those that backed it for the Wii U or PS4 versions and course in general affects the reputation of kickstarter.
While the risk is on the consumer the point is simply that they promised and not delivering.
I personally don't even pre order I want to know a game is decent before I purchase.
So those that don't back kick starters it's their choice especially where there is a risk.

I personally have backed Yooka Laylee and Bloodstained.based upon their reputation well known developers in the industry and having played their previous games. Fingers crossed I won't get ripped off

If either of those don't keep their promises I really would think twice about backing a kick starter again and simply wait until their retail release if it ever happens of course.

I think kick starter is very important in the development of the future for console gaming though since many big software houses llke Konami , Sega, Square will be making mobile their focus



WWammy commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

Virtual console is fine but needs refinements like more platforms more games and more screen options.
The SNES games have no filters or anything and generally look worse than on my old Wii console using a CRT tele



WWammy commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

Pretty much what everyone else has said still to date the Wii virtual console is better it had way more platforms and they should have ported the Wii Virtual console to the Wii U instead of each game.
I'm still enjoying the Neogeo and Turbo graphx games on Wii.
I'm sorely disappointed with the showing on the Wii U virtual console although the indie Eshop titles are pretty good.



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

Lol you are funny I said you are right and there you are telling me it's not turn based.

Can see the example but you didn't demonstrate the difference to me that looks the same as Symphonia in the battle style.

Told you before if that floats your boat keep playing but it's samey to me.



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

You are right but it was Tales I just haven't played it for a while so I forgot the terminology to describe it.

It was Tales of Symphonia that I played I don't know where that ranks but the combat got boring and I'm not alone in describing the combat in Tales games as repetitive



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:


"You're joking right? This is so dishonest it borders on trolling. You don't take turns in a tales game, it's a arpg. You can freely attack, defend, dodge, and cast spells whenever you want. You have to watch enemies and look for openings to attack, dodge attacks from multiple directions at once, figure out when you have enough time to cast a spell without getting interrupted. The game's are less of button masher than smash is."

Not trolling it has been my experience that while you can do all of those things.
In the end the combat felt repetitive and boring I just ended up button mashing and wanting to beat the battles as quickly as possible to see the next story segment.

If you enjoyed the combat system that's upto you but I'm personally not a fan of it



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

"you're just showing the classic double standard. "Remasters are bad unless nintendo does them, it's find when MK's gameplay barely changes over 20 years but when an rpg completely overhauls the entire battle and level up system it's just a rehash."

Haha absolute rubbish @ barely changed over the last 20 years it has changed a lot and each one could be considered a different game if it wasn't for the Mario graphics.

You are showing your bias for the Tales series the combat system the basic principle of it is the same that it's real time combat you have your turn and then you mash some buttons and then it's the next players turn in your team win the battle
While there are a lot of people that like this and keeping familiar elements is no bad thing because if it didn't it wouldn't be a Tales game of course appeals to fans of Tales games like yourself.

Also HD Remasters in themselves are not wrong regardless of which company does it and I've outlined why the other ones are not bad in themselves but if a game like Tomb Raider that was quite a recent last gen release gets released again as a HD Remaster or definitive edition I call that a rehash.
It's a game wanted or no one asked for but on the opposite end of the scale the God of war collection was a fantastic bargain releasing God of War 1 + 2 in HD 60fps that's what I call good remaster but that as for the PS3.

Also the Wii-U has backwards compatibility I seriously hate this trend of releasing the exact same game again I mean if you are one of those that never played the older game I guess it suits you but for me I don't wanna replay the exact same game, an improved sequel would be different though.

You also said earlier about "massive games" like "Dragon Age" to be honest as I'm working these days I don't have the time to play massive games, the Nintendo library suits me fine.

But there again if you like that sort of game they are available everywhere PC,XBox360,PS3, PS4, XBO where Nintendo wins out you can only play Nintendo games on the Nintendo console and it just so happens they also have the best games this generation IMO

I also disagree that "There's nothing truly special or amazing about nsmb, dkc, 3dworld, mk, or even smash."

These games are pure gameplay unlike a lot of the new games which are story driven these games are special through their addictive gameplay

PS could you name some of the developers in the rest of the industry so far I can only think of
Namco, EA, Ubisoft, Konami, Bethesda, Rock Steady, Sega, who else ?



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:


"you mean like mm3d, oot3d, starfox 64 3d, wwhd, dkc returns 3d, xenoblade 3d? OOT the game they've rereelased like 4 times?"
"And seriously tales is more rehashed than freaken mario kart or nsmb? Oh give me a break that's utterly insane. "

I'm not blind to Nintendo I think NSMB is poopoodoodoocacapoopledoople next to the classic Mario games and I hate that it keeps getting rereleased with the same art style and music despite that the levels are new.

Mario Kart on the other hand has had a massive evolution in the series since the first game on the SNES.
If they were not named the same with the same characters they would be completely different games.
The latest one added a lot to the kart genre it's not the exact same game take Mario Kart SNES vs Mario Kart Wii-U absolutely mega different.

The Tales games being RPG's the gameplay is near enough the same in all of them. I like the stories but I have never been a fan of the combat in them I tolerate it to see the rest of the games story when I do play.

Also be fair the new consoles that have HD remasters the games were only released last generation where Nintendo fans have been crying for remakes
With the exception of fans had to wait around 2 generations of consoles
N64 > Gamecube > Wii > Finally 3DS before they could play
before they played remakes of "mm3d, oot3d, starfox 64 3d" games which I say added a whole lot to the games than just a resolution bump

wwhd < It last came out on the Gamecube skipping the Wii and it was another game that bought new things to the table with the tablet control maps and small changes in game to fix some of the old complaints like the slow wind speed

dkc returns 3d, xenoblade 3d these games were on the console where a lot of people owned the Wii but didn't buy a lot of the games however on the 3DS the case is different the attach rate is higher but with that said out of the list you gave these two games would be the only real HD remaster type games because they were only released last generation

"o.0 I should point out, the good JRPGs are still being released on the PS3, so its not much incentive to get either a PS4 or WiiU. (Though after the $200 for the cart, adapters, working SNES it may be cheaper to get a WiiU to play Earthbound then to get the SNES cart, unless you already have some or all the required assembly).

Right now PS4 and XBONE are good buys for FPS gamers, and the choice depends on the network your friends are on.

Everyone else are hanging on to their PS3s, and getting a WiiU if the like platformers, Smashies, and Mario Kart. Though I suspect the Zelda and Metroid crowd are still hanging on to their Wiis waiting on Nintendo.

While I don't expect them to, if Nintendo managed to make a Bioshock/Last of Us caliber plot for a new HD FPS starring Samus Aran... that might help but here is a list to remind you that good games are not what gets a console sold."

I agree with you bloodycelt if RPG's are your type of game then the PS3 is the way to go and good games are not what gets a console sold I also agree
that would be marketing that gets them sold even if they are rubbish

I have just bought a PS3 recently because I had a 360/Wii last gen so will be picking up PS3 exclusives



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi The games you mentioned are all out on the old consoles PS3

I'm not talking about individual games BTW I'm talking about who are the other developers the big players these days ?

Namco, EA, Ubisoft, Konami, Bethesda, Rock Steady, Sega, who else ?

You seem to be mixing your argument by saying the old console library is a plus for the new consoles.
If they just rehash the same game as they often do I don't see it as a plus either way.

I have to disagree that Nintendo games are just rehashes this generation they have changed it up a lot in comparison to other games.

I would say the other games are more rehashed like COD, the Tales series, Fifa, and of course HD Remasters and definitive editions.



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi This is to do with the kind of games you like to play now personally Dragon Age or any of the western RPG's are not my kind of game.
Also that game is available on the PS3, Xbox360, PC so if I did want to play that I can spend £39.00 pounds instead of £349 to buy that console PS4 or 360

For me I'd rather play any Zelda in comparison to those games and I personally love 2d games I'm mostly retro either way.

Everything else in the industry ? What else is there ?

Btw one of the most successful games out now is Minecraft which started out as indie.

But this isn't about the games library being eclipsed I think more likely it's to do with the library being eclipsed in your opinion.

In my opinion I love the library on the Wii-U which is exclusive unlike the other consoles everything they have is released absolutely everywhere regardless of the volume.
Also if I want the best experience of those games the PC is better much better even on mid range hardware.
My pc is about 4 years old i3 with a GTX 460 and it can do 1080p 60fps the new consoles can barely get upto 1080p and if they do the frame rate suffers.

I stand with my statement the Wii-U is best this generation so far



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

You are also failing to understand my point regardless of how many dev's the other consoles have their libraries won't be unique.
They will be available on both the XBO, PS4 and PC.
Only Nintendo will have Nintendo games and those that want something else to play other than Nintendo games then Indie is doing a good job of filling the gap.

When something comes out worth playing on the new consoles will decide then if the other consoles library eclipses Nintendo's but for now Wii-U is the best of the next gen and the only console so far that enticed me to make a purchase.



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@Yorumi Indie is 3rd party support and where the latest innovations in gaming are taking place.
Before there was no word called indie everyone was just a developer back in the days of bedroom coding.

However my point is the cost of developing triple A games has now had an impact on new games being released it either is a hit of the software house could go under and software houses just aren't making those triple A games at the rate they used to because it's a big risk.
All of the variety that used to be at retail is still last generation and the gap is being filled by indie games between those 5 - 10 retail releases that were actually not sports games

Just look at Capcom a one time big player hasn't released their latest game Ultra Street fighter IV on the PS4 or Xbo because it can't afford to make mistakes otherwise they could face bankruptcy as others have.

I'd be extremely surprised if this generation manages to pick up pace the same way the last generation did

It's usually the way that 3rd party games are multiplat and 1st party games are exclusives so if the indie games are not exclusive then no big deal to be honest.



WWammy commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

The Wii-U has Nintendo exclusives and plenty of 3rd party support in the form of indie.

With regards to the Xbo and PS4 I don't see the tripple A games being pushed the same way as we have seen previously.

Also 300 games announced doesn't mean they will all come out I mean look at the last year between 5 and 10 tripple A releases and many of them just ports of old games.

The Nintendo has real exclusives where the PS4 and Xbox will have games that are available on either platform.

You can't get that Nintendo experience on any other console.
But the PS4 and Xbox one are practically identical and even then you can get a better experience on the PC



WWammy commented on Video: The Top 10 Mario Platformers, As Select...:

Super Mario world is my favourite Mario game by far it was one of those games that never had me looking to play the older versions of the games.

When I compared later games like Mario 64 and New Super Mario Bros.
They had something missing with Mario 64 it's my favourite 3D platformer to date but it just wasn't the same as playing through levels like in the 2D Mario's so for everything it gained it lost something too which was later rectified with the Super Mario 3D land and World respectively.

Then there is the New Super Mario Bros series now it was the first time around playing an update to the classic style of Mario Bros they still had me itching to play one of the older titles again which I thought would be rectified with later releases.
Subsequent releases like NSBW, NSB2, NSBW-U all felt the exact same not because they didn't add anything new but because they all use the exact same art style and same damn music.
I still feel the older 2D Mario games are better 1,2,3 Mario World.

However the 3D Marios have improved a lot when Galaxy came out but I still think Mario 64 trumps them because the hook of anti gravity wasn't an improvement really I would have preferred a 3D Mario that's like Mario 64 but with the refinements of the Galaxy series without the water jet thing.

Ah well back onto the topic Super Mario World it's the best so I'm glad it won out in the polls.

Yeah I see what you mean about polls on the internet @ SMB3 and SMW
But the poll is different here those people probably played Nintendo games years ago but aren't necessarily Nintendo fans any more.

But this is a site for people that are still playing Nintendo games I think this poll more accurately represents which Mario is best but with that said everything in a poll is just a personal opinion anyway so accuracy is subjective



WWammy commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I have to say I did like the N64 controller for Nintendo games but one of my favourite games of all time is Street Fighter 2 so the step away from the standard SNES design meant that it didn't actually support third party games as well as say the PS1 / Sega Saturn controllers at the time.
My opinion is that a standard console controller should support a variety of different types of games and special controllers should be kept as peripherals.
The N64 was the start of Nintendos controller shenanigans and Nintendo has never been the same since good or bad 3rd parties now lack but the controller is good for Nintendo games whichever one they decide to bring out next



WWammy commented on Don't Fancy Sonic Boom? No Problem, The Sonic ...:

HD is overrated if the game is just going to be Sonic 2 that everyone has played a million times over what's the point.
The original games graphics were great for their time and the HD coat of paint doesn't really excite me it looks the same except the higher resolution



WWammy commented on Review: Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Wii U eShop / ...:

Street Fighter Alpha 2 my favourite game in the entire franchise.
I was amazed with SFA1 came out but a bit disappointed that it had a lack of characters.
SFA2 came out with improved graphics and larger character roster and my favourite character in the entire franchise Akuma as a playable fighter.
SFA2 had custom combos, 3 levels of super combos and alpha counters.
These have been introduced in newer versions like SFA3 but the techniques were broken up into isms.
Then the games in the main series removed the 3 levels of Super combos and added parries in SF3 and SF4 focus attacks so the level of options were never given back to the player in the same way they were in SFA2.
So for me it is the pinnacle of entire franchise.

With regards to the SNES port it lost a lot to the 32bit versions of the time on PSOne and Sega Saturn however it's a mega achievement to have it on SNES at all and a huge improvement over Super Street Fighter 2.
If you had not played the Arcade or 32bit versions this would have been fantastic.

That reminds me where's the Wii-U virtual console Arcade ?



WWammy commented on Review: Mario Kart Wii (Wii):

I disagree with the reviewer about the menu's after all the overly flashy menu's seen in many modern games I prefer the simple efficient menu's that allow you to get the job done quickly instead of having to wait for the menu to load.
Games like DIRT have ridiculously over the top menu's I guess you could call that good presentation but I call that overkill because I didn't buy the game to look at the confusing menu's I bought it to play the game.
Also Mario Kart looks great but the reviewers expectations are overblown because of his experiences on the HD consoles.
The game looks best on a SD CRT TV



WWammy commented on Review: Star Fox: Assault (GameCube):

I liked the game a lot when I was on the Arwing levels which is everything I loved about the Starfox games.
Both Starwing and Lylat wars were awesome because they were space shooters but the effort to diversify the gameplay into on foot missions and worse make them the dominant portion of the game is what ruined it for me.
If the game had been 90% Arwing and 10% the rest of the on foot or landmaster levels this game could have been up there with the others but as it stands it's just an almost there kind of game.
I suppose people that didn't play the previous games don't have the same expectations as existing fans like myself so would probably enjoy the game based on the available content.
But as a fan I have expectations from the series and Starfox hasn't returned to it's former glory yet although the 3DS Starfox 64 is good but then it's a remake not a new space shooter.
I really don't understand Nintendo sometimes they know what the fans want and fail to deliver when it comes to this franchise



WWammy commented on Remake Request: Virtua Fighter 2:

Sega are sitting on their 32bit catalogue right now and not much of their Dreamcast library came out either.
I understand they want to sell games that people will buy based on nostalgia but people would also buy based on the fact they didn't experience them growing up.
I would love to play Virtua Fighter 2 on the Wii-U virtual console Sega has some excellent games on the Sega Saturn that should be re-released.



WWammy commented on Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't S...:

Was just thinking why is it Doom for Nintendo exactly ?
All that Sony and Microsoft have done so far is to release their new consoles.
There's nothing worth playing on them that you can't already play on older consoles with minute differences and top it off they are already have hardware faults.
I won't be spending my money with either Sony or Microsoft until hardware issues are resolved not after the red ring of death, which funnily enough happened after the warranty period expired .
I'm not impressed with the graphics I have a PC which has played all of last generations games at 1080p 60fps and these new consoles can't even do that.
Previously consoles were cutting edge even beating or matching top end PC's for graphics last generation but this generation they have gone the Wii route cutting back on Graphical muscle to offer more features but problem is that they still managed to mess it up despite having releasing unfinished products with day one patches.
I have to agree with some of the members here it's not about the games anymore its more about image.