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Yoshis_VGM commented on Nintendo Reportedly Pitched NX To Third Partie...:

@Haiassai If we have any hopes of NX being backwards compatible with the Wii U, they're going to have to bring the GamePad (or a redesigned equivalent) on as a peripheral. I would hope that the NX is backwards compatible with the Wii U, especially with how much Nintendo appears to be shrugging off their current console so early in its lifespan.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

@Williaint Exactly. I bet the road to the NX's release will be really similar to the Wii U's. At E3 2016 they'll likely reveal the official name and general concept of the console, at E3 2017 they'll unload all the details, and it'll release in the holiday season of 2017 at the earliest. That gives the Wii U another two years on the market...there's still time for some major games to make their way out.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

It is unfortunate that Nintendo appears to be shrugging away from the Wii U, but that's not what's bothering me. What's bothering me is that people are overexaggerating and making it seem like the NX is releasing tomorrow. It's not - it will be revealed next year and will likely release sometime in 2017.

While Nintendo may be starting to shrug off the Wii U, it's not completely dead yet. There's still several big titles coming (Yoshi, Star Fox, Xenoblade, Zelda) and I'm hoping that Nintendo will pull out at least one more major title before the NX launches. After all, the "road map" image they released during E3 DID say that there were some unannounced Wii U titles in development (why they weren't shown at E3 is just baffling to me).

Essentially, some people still need to calm down. Yes, Nintendo appears to be phasing out the Wii U (and the 3DS, to a lesser extent), but the NX is still a ways off.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I'm not mad at Nintendo anymore, just disappointed. There was a lot of potential for this E3 and they didn't live up to it.

Nintendo fan or not, there is no denying that the quality of the Digital Event was very poor, especially after last year's and the past few Nintendo Directs, all of which have been top-notch quality.

I am rather mad at Reggie now though. Obviously, the reaction to the Digital Event was so strong that Iwata was forced to acknowledge it, apology or not. Reggie is in full damage control and this statement makes him look like a whining toddler. He needs to grow up.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Majorly disappointed by this E3, especially after last year's epic presentation. Several reasons why I'm letdown:
-Star Fox was the only exciting/interesting thing there.
-Zelda Wii U was NOT shown, just going to show that they revealed it entirely too early last year.
-The Wii U's Animal Crossing game is NOT an Animal Crossing game, but rather a Mario Party knockoff.
-Nobody wanted a new Mario Tennis.
-No new 3D Mario game! It's the 30th anniversary! I thought for SURE they would announce the next 3D Mario, especially since the EAD Tokyo team has been working on it ever since 3D World released. Super Mario Maker is all fine and dandy, but I wanted an ACTUAL Mario game to go alongside it.
-Where were all the new Wii U announcements that Iwata promised??

Things I did like about the presentation:
-Yoshi's Woolly World and Super Mario Maker have release dates now.
-The Mario & Luigi/Paper Mario crossover looks interesting and was really the only new announcement that caught my eye.

Overall I'm incredibly letdown.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

Eh I'd rather not. I've never been particularly fond of Android's OS. When it comes to mobile, I greatly prefer iOS. I'd be very surprised if Nintendo goes this route....but as this is just a RUMOR, I'm simply going to assume that Nintendo is going to develop their on OS, as they always have.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Digital Foundry Puts Splatoon's 60fps Promise ...:

I really appreciate that Nintendo always strives to hit 60fps with their games. Honestly, there isn't that much of a visible difference between 720p and 1080p, but there is a massive difference between 30fps and 60fps. Nintendo deserves a lot of praise for consistently hitting that mark this generation with the Wii U.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

I think MANY of us here are forgetting that we could be getting a release date for Yoshi's Woolly World! That game is set to release in the "first half of 2015," which is Spring. I'm actually looking forward to this game.

I also really want to see the New 3DS because I want to get my hands on that for my birthday.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Video: Teens Race and Talk Smack in Mario Kart 64:

It was incredibly funny when karma came back around and bit Ethan in the butt. Still a great episode though, I enjoyed it - it encapsulates the power of Mario Kart to destroy friendships perfectly (ex. Troy and Seth at the end). Hoping they do Mario Kart 8 in the future, I'm assuming they have the game since they have a Wii U and Smash...



Yoshis_VGM commented on Mario Kart 8 Beats Stern Competition To Become...:

@Peach64 Originally saw this in one of the comments on the EG article but it essentially said that the fact that a Wii U game has won EG's GOTY for two years running just goes to show that pure fun and perfected gameplay will always win out in the end.

And I totally agree with that.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

The Wii U gets a solid B from me. I love the system and I redommend it to everyone. The games library, especially in the way of first-party exclusives, gets an A+, easily. But truth be told, the sales are dire, as is the hope third-party support (a hope, I believe, that has been totally destroyed). That being said, the Wii U is still a great console and I'm hoping it will eventually reach decent levels for Nintendo to call it a moderate success. But for now, in my eyes, it's a treasure - people just haven't discovered it yet.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Okay, the statement about the Vita being better than the 3DS is complete and utter crap - it's nothing more than jealousy that the 3DS holds a 35 million unit lead or so.

But some truth lies in the "Wii brand is a shadow of its former self" statement. Let me just get it out of the way that the Wii U is an incredible gaming system with amazing games and is 100 times better than the original Wii ever was, to me. I'd recommend the Wii U to anyone in a heartbeat. But the facts cannot be denied - the Wii brand name really has slipped away. We're two years into the Wii U's lifespan and people still don't know what it is. And all those people that bought the Wii clearly aren't flocking back to the Wii U. The Wii U is a totally different animal - sure it has every reason to essentially be "Wii 2," as it really is - as much as we hate to admit it - not much more than an upgrade, but at the current time, the Wii U and the Wii are two VASTLY different consoles in terms of the content offered and the gameplay possibilities. Sure we have all the same series that we've always had, but they've evolved, and in some cases, the casual side has started to slip away - the side that defines the Wii name.

Essentially, the Wii U does not live up to the Wii name. That does not mean the Wii U is a bad console - just inappropriately named.

So basically, the first statement from Sony is complete and utter crap, but the second one does hold some relevance.



Yoshis_VGM commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I've had my original 3DS for about three years now and I can tell it's going. The hinge is really loose now and my shoulder buttons sound like they're about to go out. So if this doesn't come until early 2015 in North America like it is in Europe, then I might actually want an upgrade for my birthday in April (given it's released before then.)



Yoshis_VGM commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

I was originally against the idea of Mario Kart 8 DLC, but looking at what's being offered...and just for $12...that's a screaming good deal. That's basically $12 for HALF of a standard Mario Kart game.

I'm down for it. I'll be preordering tomorrow.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Shouldn't we be getting the quarterly financial result soon? Showing sales as of June 30? I'm excited for that Wii U number.

Overall this is good for Nintendo. Last summer was absolutely horrible for the Wii U (remember that? 160,000 units in three months?) so it's nice to see the console pulling through this summer strong.



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

I see the GamePad as more of a video game controller (because it is) than a tablet. I could never see using the GamePad as a replacement for my iPod Touch, which I use all the time.

I do love the GamePad and it is an amazing controller with a lot of cool features and capabilities (Off-TV Play and NFC) but I could never see it acting as a tablet. It is a video game controller and nothing else.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Satoru Iwata Recovering From Surgery To Remove...:

I'm happy to hear that he's making a speedy recovery. After hearing a vague "health-related reasons," I figured that it would be a stress-related sickness and he just needed a brief recovery period. I never would've expected that he would've required surgery.

In any case, I'm glad he's recovering well and I'm looking forward to seeing him once again in the next Nintendo Direct.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Su...:

Like others have said, Nintendo really should focus on the single GamePad they have now. I do love the GamePad and it's one of my favorite controllers, but Nintendo's main priority should be capitalizing its potential, not worrying about dual support.

Although, it would be nice if Nintendo started selling extra GamePads in stores. I have three younger siblings and you know how that can be. So far our GamePad has survived (we've had our Wii U since launch) but it's taken several minor beatings (the most extreme would be my accidentally dropping it on the corner of a wooden bench to reach over and turn a lamp on). It would be nice to have a spare GamePad on hand.



Yoshis_VGM commented on Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is ...:

All I really want is a cloud system now. The last thing I want is to lose 3D World and Mario Kart 8 should my system die, since I have those games downloaded. Otherwise the Wii U OS is perfect in my eyes.

Oh yeah, and more stability. ;)



Yoshis_VGM commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and...:

I can see why Nintendo would be reluctant to jump into the virtual reality realm, especially after what happened with the Virtual Boy. I foresee them waiting it out for now and maybe jumping into the virtual reality realm once Oculus and/or Morpheus release so that they can see how they impact sales.



Yoshis_VGM commented on First Impressions: Solving the Puzzle of Capta...:

@unrandomsam The thing that makes Mario Kart games worth the full price is the replay value. Mario Kart games have some of the highest replay value because of online. Because of the replay value, Mario Kart is worth the full price. That and the fact that the courses are impeccably designed and the gameplay is perfect.



Yoshis_VGM commented on First Impressions: Solving the Puzzle of Capta...:

I'm really happy that Nintendo decided to develop this game. I loved these levels in 3D World and I'm really glad they decided to flesh it out. Looking forward to the next trailer where they'll hopefully show more new concepts. As for the price, I doubt it will be a full $60. That's just a placeholder price on Amazon. $40 or $50 sound more likely. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to it!



Yoshis_VGM commented on First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi...:

@rjejr I think maybe Nintendo learned their lesson about showing a game for the first time too early. We've known about the new Zelda game since at least last E3, but they said it wasn't ready to be shown off, so they waited until this E3 to show the new footage.



Yoshis_VGM commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-A-Mech Does Battle With S...:

@Dr_42o Why? Only Nintendo would try to have fun at E3. All the other companies are too uptight trying to prove which console is better and it's honestly getting old. E3 is supposed to be a place where we all have fun playing newly announced games, and who says Nintendo can't get in on the fun too? No need to be embarrassed. ;)



Yoshis_VGM commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

After owning a Wii U for 18 months, I can say that the GamePad is an awesome controller and I still love it to this day. Sure it hasn't been utilized much yet, but I can see the potential, especially after this E3, where the majority of the games made intuitive use of the GamePad.

I also love some of the GamePad's uses outside of games too. I especially love using it with Amazon Instant Video. I love that it gives me brief bios on the actors and tells me who is on screen at any given time.

Off-TV Play is a real selling point for the GamePad. I've made use of it several times and it allows me to lie in my bed and play games while my siblings watch a DVD on the TV.

On top of all of this, the GamePad is probably one of the most comfortable controllers I've ever held. My thumbs naturally rest on the analog sticks and my fingers naturally rest on the shoulder buttons. The grips on the back fit perfectly in my hands, enhancing the comfortability of the controller.

Overall, I love the GamePad. It's comfortable, intuitive, and full of potential. I can't wait to see how it's utilized in future games and I can't imagine a Wii U without the GamePad.



Yoshis_VGM commented on E3 2014: LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New Whi...:

Whoever wrote that article makes me want to cringe. I'm a high school journalist and it is so blatantly obvious that this reporter doesn't know how to research. But this is absolutely hilarious too.

Also, the whole Nintendo Splatoon thing is poorly worded. They make it seem like Splatoon is the name of the console. They should've made it clearer that Splatoon was actually the game.

Lastly, why must there be a winner of E3? Does it really matter? (referring to the " Sony wins" section)



Yoshis_VGM commented on E3 2014: Yoshi's Woolly World Details Revealed...:

So happy they finally released details on this game. It looks fantastic! Looks way better than New Island and I'm ever hoping that's true.

Also, the E3 website for this game says that it will launch in the first half of 2015. Thought you guys would like to know, in case you didn't see!