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Williaint

Williaint

Male, 27, Canada

Animator, Artist, and Nintendo player

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Williaint

#5

Williaint commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

Where I live, Winter starts in October, and ends in May.
The only way that this would completely ruin the Wii U would be if it wasn't even HEADING to the Wii U. I wasn't going to get both, but now I probably will. The 3DS version may be great, but The Wii U version looks to be more enjoyable. The 3DS won't be that comfortable to play with.
As they mentioned, the games were still under development, and just because the 3DS version has one feature that the Wii U doesn't get, doesn't mean that the Wii U version won't get other features. I would suggest the two versions get completely different names; "Super Smash Bros. Fight" and "Super Smash Bros. Attack" (Stupid names, but the idea that you could differentiate the versions...)

They didn't even touch on the Wii U and 3DS connectivity (other than saying they'd touch on that later).

Nintendo will be at E3, but whether or not they skip a keynote again remains to be seen.

This ND gave us a more solid look at the game, and crushed some fears about the Online Modes.

Williaint

#9

Williaint commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

I don't think hoping for a name is too farfetched. An approximate date? Unless it was coming out this summer, I'd guess the most they'd include would be a general estimate. If they are actually aiming for a 2014 release, I'm guessing November-December.
In the direct, I'd be surprised if they didn't introduce at least one new (or veteran) character to the battle and at least one new (or veteran) map.

Williaint

#16

Williaint commented on Interview: Takashi Tezuka on Bringing Yoshi's ...:

@Frapp Well, it could be worse — it could be 'Ol' Yoshi's island: An 8 bit remake'. They could make newer subtitles or something, even something as simple as "Super Mario World (errr....4?):Yoshi's Island 3: The Further Adventures of Yoshi's Island ".

@ThreadShadow I agree it does, and I would have preferred the vectorized sprites from the original game. I hope they put the original on the VC, before — or at — the launch. I've such fond memories of the SNES game...

Williaint

#17

Williaint commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

@B-Squared I always envisioned Wario and Waluigi as weight-lifters. I mean, everyone already knows Wario is Some Kinda strong-man. I'd like to see a Wario Land game where Waluigi can be tossed around and where Waluigi can toss Wario Around... I mean, the co-op could be really fun; adversely, the competition could be fun as well...

Williaint

#18

Williaint commented on Video: What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like...:

@WaveBoy Since 'Galaxy' is still just a last gen game (Though the idea of Mario 128 has been around for longer), it doesn't need to be remade. I don't want it to happen, but I'd rather see Majora's Mask be redone before the 'Galaxy' games do... Anyway, WaveBoy, I support your stance against the tediously pointless updated graphics. There isn't much more you could do to make the controls better. You could probably find Galaxy one and two in a package for $20 or less.
Going through the list, again, there aren't any that really need an HD update or remake. I'm not going to criticize NL's choice of articles, but this idea just doesn't have enough merit as a stand-outty article.

Williaint

#20

Williaint commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

@Pj1
Actually, Mojang has not said that Minecraft is NOT coming to Wii U, or rather, they have NO plans to at this time. That was a While ago...
@CliveWinston
You could also relate them to Pokemon cards, if that's more your thing, if the cards were packaged like that.... in a 6 pack, for instance, 4 are regular, 1 is rare to very rare, and 1 is a random regular-very rare.
One problem I foresee is that Skylanders and Disney infinite's audience — the audience that Nintendo would be seeking for this — look like "some cheap" gimmick, or a even ripoff. Pokemon cards were popular for a while (for all I know, they still are), and Nintendo may try to make lightning strike in the same place again using cards....

Williaint

#21

Williaint commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

@Yorumi
Cards could be stored in a folder. Like sports cards, in a plastic case. I can see how some people might like to have the figures as a kind of trophies (And having a double use, as an NFC thing, makes them better), but it's just not for me. I'd probably end up storing them in an old box, full of abandoned cords.

Williaint

#22

Williaint commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

I'm all for customization (Of levels, weapons, vehicles... anything), and completely agree the G-Pad is perfect for this. Using the control sticks to move around the arena, and if it's a 3D plane, along the Z axis. The D-pad to scroll through items, or even full control on the touch screen.
I don't like the idea of NFC figurines, since you could get the same effect — at a much cheaper cost — from cards. The AR Cards for the 3DS work well, and something similar could be done with the Wii U. Compared to the figurines, you could call it cheap, I'd say it's way more efficient.

Williaint

#31

Williaint commented on Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter Goes t...:

I haven't liked LEGO as much, since they started doing all these licensed products.
Blacktron, Space Police...
Original stuff like that. Now the only original sets they have are, like, city... and creator, Castle... and a few others.
I'm not for having Nintendo Based LEGO sets, though it would increase popularity with the younger crowd.

Williaint

#32

Williaint commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

@AutumnShantel That's because it's hard to explain...
Nintendo wants to bring games that aren't just fun, but educational, healthy, as well. Sort of like Wii Fit, sort of like Brain training.
In a way, they are trying to attract an audience — the "fit" audience — to gaming, while keeping the other audience around as well.

@MAB A lot of professional Analysts are about as informative as professional trolls.

Williaint

#34

Williaint commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

@Superryanworld
I agree with you. Nintendo is still stuck in "Yaumauchi Economics".
The cookie-cutter sequels, like CoD or Madden, are how this "General [uninformed] Audience" (the casual gamer audience) views Super Mario Games, and — inevitably — will view DKC:TF... This "General Audience" contains a casual audience, and even more casual audience.
In the end, it's a popularity contest, and PS4 VS Xbone have piqued the General Audiences attention.
Is it funny how Xbone and PS4 are aiming at the Mature audience, and are popular with the kids? Is it funny how Nintendo is aiming at the Everyone audience, and aren't popular with anyone?
I think one of the worst things is that emulators and roms are so easy to find, and use, it makes buying products pointless, and negates any reason to even LOOK at the VC. Only on a Nintendo [console]? Nope, it's even possible to run emulators on your phone, 360, or Wii...!

Needs, wants, needs, wants, needs, wants, needs.

Williaint

#35

Williaint commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

@Legromancer Think about it: DKCTF, no matter how good the game is, won't generate as much hype as Mario Kart 8. It's the same effect SM3DW suffered. I think April would have been a better time to release MK8, but earlier would just hurt DKCTF sales more.
@Superryanworld But CoD and Battlefield are the Kings of the hardcore-casual... If you really want to play wii sports, not online, pop in the disk and play in Wii mode.
@OliverAdam They haven't "totally" ignored these "standard" trends. Collecting Stamps (SM3DW) may not be as exciting as "kill your team mate 20 times", but it's an achievement. I'm not sure what you mean by Online Functionality. As far as I'm concerned, it functions pretty well online. Although it hasn't been applied yet, they ARE working on the Unified NNID.
Just because it's in the Kids corner doesn't mean it's not fun for adults. As for the future, I can't say, so you may be correct about having X the only exclusive JRPG type console game.

Williaint

#36

Williaint commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

They need a new Super Mario Super Show, with Charles Martinet doing all the voices (even if there are live actors)!
Releasing MK8 too soon after DKCTF would put out what little flame it already has. Like, if it was released in March, "Oh, well DKC is so close to March, it's just going to be pointless to buy it since I'm more excited about MK8."

Williaint

#39

Williaint commented on Mario Kart 8 Drifting In For a May Release:

@rjejr
Well, for DKCTF: a friday is better than, say, a middle of the week, where they'd have less time to play consecutively. I actually thought, for a while, that TF was being released on the 12th, but it was the 21st. An earlier release would have been better... Even if Tropical Freeze is a phenomenal game, it will most likely suffer from "cookie-cutter-itis" — the same general overlook SM3DW got. This is something that, no matter how bad Mario Kart 8 is, it's going to sell (I'm not expecting it to be a bad game, there is just a lot of ignorance towards the title). April would have been a better time to release it, in my opinion. May isn't too far away, and I'd just like to say I totally agree a Wii U MK 8 bundle would be a BAD IDEA TO NOT HAVE.

Williaint

#41

Williaint commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

@Darthziggy
It wouldn't make sense at all, having it all on the G-Pad; the control and view would be wrong and smaller than an original one. It would be nice to stream 3DS through the Wii U. I'd even pay a nominal fee, if a small device were needed to "boost the connection" between them, though I don't believe that's needed...

Williaint

#42

Williaint commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

@Doma Complaining about the internal memory is about as laughable as your claim... 2 TB External HDs aren't that expensive.
Why they don't put the better batteries in the G-pad, is the same reason Kinect didn't come with the 360, or Rumble Paks didn't come with every N64 controller.

Attracting Indie devs is a good plan, and being an attractive to them will be very positive.

Last I heard, Mojang was NOT planning on Bringing Minecraft to Nintendo.
However, it isn't just Minecraft that will appeal to the 'general' crowd, it's games that are popular. FIFA '14 and CoD on Xbox are the only games celebrities play (Not actually proven fact). For all those "hardcore" gamers out there, there are millions more who are "casual", sold simply on being "part of the crowd". That's how the Wii sold, that's how the Wii U didn't sell.

When I think of this current generation, I think of The PS4 and Xbone as huge giants with guns pointed at each other, trying to get everyone's attention, and the Wii U as dwarf, yelling "Hey! Hey! Look at me! I'm here, too!" While everyone is paying attention to PS4 and Xbone, who are firing and making a huge amount of noise, a few notice the Wii U and begin following it completely ignored by everyone else.

@SockoMario Yes, yes I do remember.

Williaint

#43

Williaint commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

If they were going to rebrand it, they should have done that before the launch. If they rebranded it now, it would cause even more confusion among the general public
Even with my TV on, I was still playing SM3DW looking at the G-Pad.
DKC:TF may actually get some 3rd party developers to realize that "Hey gang, you don't need to use the G-Pad, See?".
When Nintendo Said that it was possible to use multiple gamepads, they also said that the idea wasn't plausible, as there wouldn't be a point.
I agree that it's nice to have multiple control options, but getting rid of it will cause more problems than solving them.

Williaint

#47

Williaint commented on Yoshi's New Island Hatches in Europe on 14th M...:

What I don't like about Yoshi: After "Yoshi's Story", all Yoshi's started to sound like baby Yoshis. They even changed it in the GBA version, of Yoshi's Island, which makes me mad. If you want the only Decent version of "Yoshi's island", it's gotta be the SNES one.

I'm looking forward to this game, and hopefully it won't disappoint. There's a good chance I'll get it day one, unless it has terrible reviews (averaging 5 or under).

Williaint

#48

Williaint commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

Yes, we ("Any Fans of Nintendo") all want F-Zero, Star Fox 64 3, Mario Galaxy, and 2 new Legend of Zelda's which are also ON 3DS and Metroid Prime 4.
When and if the next "fully 3D" Mario game comes out, It's name better be : "SUPER MARIO UNIVERSE"
@ TheRealThanos
My favourite feature in ExciteBike 64 was creating my own tracks. Despite Wii U's "lack of power", some awesome tracks and custom bikes could be created, and quite easily with the G-Pad. Even better, would be the ability to cloud the bikes/tracks online.
Alternatively, F-Zero: "Tentative Existence" could also use those same features, primarily the custom vehicle mode.

Williaint

#49

Williaint commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

I'm totally with the Advance Wars crowd. I think they have started focussing too much on expanding the powers, making it less strategy. I don't want to see every character have three sets of special attacks.
I'd like to see a new 'Earthbound/Mother' on Wii U, but, I agree with Peach64: If they put Earthbound out to one of their smaller studios, it's probably going to end up pretty crummy...
I'd rather see a new Excitebike 64. Not truck, not bot, not a remake either ( no more HD or 3D, or HD3D remakes ) A brand new — possibly online, as that IS the fad these days-- game.
I'd like to see more virtual console titles, from any of the listed consoles. There are a lot of people fond of the N64 generation, Personally there are a lot of SNES games I'd love to see on there. it does seem redundant having to pay for the same game twice; especially if it's one you have on your Wii.
@Doma Although you are a bit negative, I'm surprised how Many chose VC...
@TheTreePerson Even better than a GC is a Wii. You could probably get one for cheaper, too (As long as you don't get the Mini, which doesn't have GC powers).

Williaint

#50

Williaint commented on Talking Point: The Wii U's 'Relevance' Is Abou...:

@Trickbaby14 I know the feeling... Everytime I read another doom and gloom article I respond. I'm not sure why. I spend too long reading, re-reading and rereading posts that I don't agree with, then get distracted and do it again.

@ferthepoet I thought you were comparing PS3 said Wii Exclusives.
Comparing it with an already established console isn't the same thing.

And you are absolutely correct: "Better is subjective".

@Ren You'd make a good satirist.