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Wed 3rd November, 2010

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zool commented on Feature: Looking at the Building Blocks of LEG...:

I want to play video games, not play with toys. The toys are just s way for Lego, Nintendo etc. to make as much profit as they can. Nothing wrong with profit as long as the kids parents realise they are being ripped off.



zool commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

The Wii U does not now need to be saved. It just needs to survive until the child of Wii U is with us. Maybe next year with Starfox on board.

Either way, Mario will always be with us, even if the consoles are not. Nintendo could do a Saga.



zool commented on Miyamoto: Star Fox Zero Has Been Delayed, "I A...:

Nintendo Life said...."This delay also leaves time to enjoy many other new releases across the Wii U, 3DS and eShop during this busy time of year".

Great thinking. If Nintendo delay all its games it will give us all more time to play other stuff.



zool commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

If Nintendo has nothing positive to say, then a Direct will sent out negative vibes.

If the NX is real then the Wii U is on the way out.

It should be the 3ds that holds the fort for now, but where are the 3d games?

No news is good news, as they day.



zool commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

A Nintendo console used to be hardware for playing games on. Now the games take second place to the console.

The Wii was all about the controller and games that fitted around the controller.

The Wii U is about the Gamepad and how games can be developed to play on it.

Let's hope the nx goes back to basics.



zool commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

@JaxonH I would like to play Kirby. I've played the last few 3ds/DS Kirby games, so I am a Kirby fan, but I bought the Wii U to play games on the big screen. Nintendo should have offered a 3ds version.

To offer a Wii U game that is really only playable on the Gamepad is a costly mistake for Nintendo. They are obsessed with the gamepad and are using it as another console rather than a controller.

Thanks for your comments and I will buy the game if it appears on the 3ds or if Nintendo reinvent it for the Wii U big screen.



zool commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

........ and Nintendo should stop trying to please everyone and get back to basics, single player games.

They are trying to please the single player, multi players, the Gamepad players, and now the Amiibo players and the online gamers.

They don't release enough games to cover all bases. So they try and include everything in the one game. Take Splatoon, multi player online game with a single player mode and compatable with amiibos.

There is a danger of trying to please everyone and pleasing only a few.



zool commented on Poll: Does Nintendo's Drive Towards Multiplaye...:

I would disagree that Nintendo has plenty of single player games. Unless we are expected to buy every new release regardless of genre.

Yoshi's Woolley World is the first Wii U game I've purchased this year, apart from the extra MK tracks.

Splatoon's single player mode was to short to warrant a purchase and Kirby was a Gamepad game and not a Wii u game. Not much else of interest so far this year for the single player.



zool commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

Another Nintendo mixed review score game.

A good 9/10 here, but only 60% from others.

Another 'long game if you collect everything' but only 8/10 hours otherwise.

What I would like to it possible to collect everything in single player mode without having to use an Amiibo? Otherwise its just an 8 hour game.



zool commented on Surprise eShop Sale Discounts Up To 30% Off Do...:

Let's not get to excited. Most if these games are already 30% or more cheaper from Amazon and other online sellers.

If Nintendo continue to over price their download games and then take 30% off it is not really much of an offer.

A downloaded movie or music album is always cheaper than a physical copy, For some reason Nintendo does not think this should apply to games.



zool commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

Nintendo make Amiibos, oh and they also make games.

Take the new 'Yoshi's Woolly World' will we genuinely get full game with added game play from the toy or will Nintendo hold back on some of the extras that would have been included if Amiibos did not exist?

I know someone who purchased the Captain Toad toy and what a rip off that was.



zool commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

I have got money to spend on games, but I have spent very little on Wii u games in the last year.

I want single player games that I can play on my large screen in HD. They are very few and far between.

I don't mind how quirky Nintendo are, but I do mind the lack of single player hd games.



zool commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@EverythingAmiibo Nintendo need people to buy this game quickly so that there are on line gamers to play with. I guess it's not much fun if you log on and there is no one there.

Since the UK has only a fifth of the US population, Nintendo needs a bigger percentage of the UK population to buy the game. That's why the game is about £10 ($14) cheaper than in the US.



zool commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

@Nico07 hi, the reviews that have given a score range from 70 to 9O%, so 80 is a good average. But I guess Nintendo Life will score closet to 90%, unless they withhold the score for a month until a good test has been done.

I don't play much online stuff, so for me the off line gaming is what counts.



zool commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

Extremely short single player game, unreliable internet connections, levels to be added later, (why), at an unknown date and no review score.

I have just cancelled my Amazon order. Your no score review arrived just in time.

This is a shame. Yet another Wii u game I won't be getting. I passed on Kirby because it was a Gamepad game rather than a Wii u game. All down to Yoshi in June then.

Like Kirby this is another case of Nintendo trying to please everyone but only pleasing a few. With Kirby Nintendo tried to show how good the gamepad could be, while neglecting the gameer who wants to play the Wii u in hd on the big screen. This time the single player with Splatoon has been left out.



zool commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Suffers Major Problem...:

My question is; is the single player mode on its own worth the purchase price. Or is it the online play that will sell this game.......

I tried to connect about 30 times during the hour but could not. From thinking of buying Splatoon I am now thinking of not buying it.



zool commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

You say that £16.99 is about a third of the price of a retail full price game.

The average 'hard copy' Wii u game price is £40 and if purchased on line, say Amazon, it would be £35. So to be more accurate £16.99 is almost half the price.

And there is no trade in value. If you don't like the game, you are stuck with it. Or if it is a short game with no replay value then it becomes poor value for money.

Ebooks are a good example. I download an ebook to my kobo and read it. It then has no value. I can't lent it to someone in the family unless I give them my ereader. Same with eshop games. So these games SHOULD be much less than a hard copy game.

I would suggest a maximum price of £9.99 or less for an eshop game.

I would suggest including 'value for money' to the game score rating.



zool commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

Quote Satoru Iwata : 'and these will all make good use of the GamePad's unique capabilities'.

I hope not.................

That is why the new Kirby is not selling very. Most gamers want HD games for the big screen. The Gamepad is a controller NOT a separate games console.
Why do Nintendo games now have to include use of the Gamepad, multiplayer and Amiibo's.

Where are the good single player games gone.



zool commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Fails to Brea...:

Nintendo won't learn. The gamepad is the issue.

I buy Kirby games, but not this one. If Nintendo want to make a stylus controlled game, then make it for the 3ds.

I use my Wii u to play games on the big TV screen and to view them in HD. That is why I paid out £250 for the Wii u. This Kirby is NOT a Wii u is a Gamepad game.

Nintendo have 3 games systems the 3ds, Wii u and the Gamepad. And it can't make enough games for all three. Nintendo seem to want to prove a point....'Look the gamepad it's great', and all the critic's were wrong.



zool commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

We in the UK get this game 8th May and I was looking forward to it until I read this review.

This seems to be a game for the gamepad. And that for me is an issue.

Making games that make full use of the game pad is not the way to go. This is not going to make us love the Wii u controller; it has the opposite effect. I bought the Wii u to play HD graphic games on the large screen. I have a 3ds for stylus games.



zool commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

As you say, 'Much of that comes down to how good the DLC is and how much it costs, of course'.....
.....and that is the main factor. Except that the cost comes down to what is good value for money rather than what is affordable to the average gamers.

The original game (disk) cost me £35 and has 8 cups, that's £4.38 per cup. The DLC costs £7 per cup. That is not good value. If I want to pass my game on to a friend, they would have to pay again for the DLC.

Lets not for get that this extra content keeps Mario Kart 8 alive at a time when Wii u games are few and far between, filling the gaps for Nintendo.

Cost aside I am happy to buy the DLC content for Mario Kart. But most other games I would not purchase DLC and I would not buy a game that relies on the Amiibo toys.



zool commented on Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up ...:

I had a feeling that every Nintendo game would be affected by the Toys.

Does the extra content the £20 toy unlocks equate to another 50% of games original content?

And is the game content without the Toy value for money.

I hope NL takes this into consideration in future Game reviews and scores the game on Value for money as well as gameplay.



zool commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's C...:

Edge is from the same publisher who got rid of three Nintendo only magazines. So I guess every now and again they have to do something Nintendo related to keep the Nintendo fans who buy Edge, happy.



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

The question here is VALUE FOR MONEY. To spend your hard earned money on extra downloaded content I guess depends on if it is good value to you.

If the future Nintendo games are trimmed down in size and not price, so that extra content can be added via a plastic toy, then I won't buy that game.

Having said that to many people do not value money and downloading can become addictive......... something Nintendo would hope for. It happens with the smartphone games.



zool commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Same thing happened with the Wii u and inadequate memory.
Memory cards for Nintendo to buy in bulk are cheap and would add very little to the cost of a 3ds.
I added a 16 GB from new and now have a wasted 4gb.
But if I buy xenoblade it will be a hard copy. At least it has a trade in value.

I think Nintendo will loose quite a few download sales because of this.