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arnoldlayne83

arnoldlayne83

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#2

arnoldlayne83 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@CreativeWelshman #144 "So you want Nintendo to do what everyone else is doing which is make boring games that look and play the safe and just act as the middle child who gets ignored all the time?"

This legend that Nintendo is the paladin against the "boring and safe games from others" has to stop. It is simply not true. Since years now... Ever heard of Tearaway? Little Big Planet? Tomorrow Children? Sunset Overdrive? No man Sky??? And also, many game gendra are evolved becoming more complex and deep....

To me, it seems Nintendo liked the most to play it safe, having done another 2d mario, another Mario Kart, another Smash Bro, a remastered, another donkey Kong.... They are reusing the same stuff on and on.... great quality, yes, but in this way you just keep the fanbase that love jumping your platforms since the 80's.... you don't get any new users... It sound old fashion to the eyes of the new generations... and alone, with the "aficionados" fanbase, Nintendo simply has not the number to survive.... they have to innovate and go forward more then Sony and Microsoft.... the latters are already light years ahead, in term of variety, gameplay, multiplayer support....

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#3

arnoldlayne83 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

I wouldn't underestimate that the "Hardcore Nintendo fanbase" is getting thinner... A lot of new "gamers" are not attracted to Mario as we were at our time (talking about the 90's here), they got their own "videogames heroes", they generally play online games and more visually "adult" ones.... they meet with friends playing FIFA and NBA....

And with the WiiU, there is absolutely nothing like that.... now, even Call of Duty isn't ported anymore....

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#5

arnoldlayne83 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

  • Lack of proper advertising strategies / poor marketing choices
  • Gimmicky Controller and lack of ideas from N on how to use it properly
  • High launch price
  • Poor hardware performances (too close to the last gen one)
  • Weak software line-up at launch
  • Absence of third parties (after the first 6 months)

These have been the ingredients of the WiiU Failure

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#6

arnoldlayne83 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@Cyberbotv2 I could simply answer "it got 92 on metacritic"... but I tell you, if you like difficut but honest games, good lore, dark athmosphere and a fast paced combat system, you are gonna like it. It is a bit like bayonetta combat but far more tactical and hard. Plus you got rpg mechanics (loots, character personalization in stats), a lenghty 40 h main campaign plus random generated dungeons, PvE and PvP.... I finished the game after sweating hard last week, I am already sink into new game+ and in the meantime I am enjoying the dungeon crawler part alone or with some friendos.... for me, is the Goty 2015. Check some gameplay and some guides.... but it is a must for any PS4 owner...

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#8

arnoldlayne83 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@Cyberbotv2 #133 exactly. And believe me or not, since I started the gen with WiiU and then moved to ps4 last august, already now you will get a great line-up of titles, and every possible game type is greatly represented. I am having so much fun jumping between sports game, racing, fighting, action adventures, gdr, co-op games.... you also get platformers and great selections of indie retro style. If you were stick to this site, you would think that there is nothing there except grey shooters.... I can tell you, since last year, the only ones I played were Destiny (mediocre, but with the multiplayer I got many friends online) and Far Cry 4 which is excellent (and definitely not grey). In the meantime, I played lenghtly masterpieces like Bloodborne (which is one of the best game of the decade for me), Dragon Age (a great wrpg), the Witcher 3, The last of us and I am currently sink into Dark Souls 2... you get everything, you get services and voice chat, a huge fanbase not at all only made of teenage-cryers and the certainty that the developers won't leave the ship, till its last day....

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#13

arnoldlayne83 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

...and sorry Reggie.... I could maybe understand this change of "e3 policy" if your close line-up is full of bombs and AAAA titles.... but jees, you came with partygame/moneygrabbing spinoff and a mario tennis!!!!! Do you have any, I say any little knowledge of the term "hype" "marketing" "advertising" in your heads? Do you really think that putting a Prime in front of a minigame make us open our wallet????

This company is becoming day after day a joke of itself....

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#14

arnoldlayne83 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

So let me understand.... You wanna focus on short term games right? but at e3 2014 you showed ZeldaU being a 2015 game... now, it was e3 2015, and you do not show Zelda because it is for 2016? are you mocking us?

And also.... You got two "hopefully good" mature games for 2015: Devil's 3rd and Fatal Frame, why do not show them? are you so sure they will be blockbusters since you do not push them at all? TW101 did not teach you anything?.... obviously not..... (facepalming)

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#18

arnoldlayne83 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

@Faruko me neither.... but don not underestimate one factor: dimensions...
In the DS/3DS you got the two screen small and close together. You can keep both of them in your eyesight. With the WiiU this doesn't happened normally, as long as you don't wanna grow a pair of biceps like Schwarzenegger by keeping the pad up in front of you all the time.... Saying so, it is doable, but difficult, to implement the double screen setup in the same way as you did with DS family. And I agree with you, Nintendo did not get it.... and they also gave up pretty quickly, as almost all of their major releases do not use it....

A fire emblem game, and generally any strategic game, would have been greet with the double screen... a metroid game too, a mecha sim with the control panels on the small screen... or simply following the path of Ubisoft.... but they didn't....

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#19

arnoldlayne83 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

@SavoirFaire

1) Hyrule Warriors graphics looks a generation ahead of this, and can you see the disproportion of # of characters between the two games?

2) Graphics are not more important than gameplay.... in fact it seems that the experience is broken by having to use 2 screens.... while for a shooter like that you could have use just the tv screen as cockpit and the gamepad screen as console/indicators/cockpit secondary controls.... It would have improve the immersion and reduced the amount of processin power for the gamepad, enancing the visuals....

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#22

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@electrolite77

It is admirable and sometimes truly mysterious how some fans can be happy (or drink whatever Nintendo pour into their throats) about an e3 like that....

To me, the day after, this conference tells me that the only one that doesn't love WiiU is Nintendo itself..... and also that they do not give a f**** on what their hyper-loyal fanbase ask them....

They are nailing the coffin of WiiU without clearly declare it, and trying in the meantime to milk the fanbase until the last coin, with DLCs, plastic Toys and silly games just made to milk us more and more....

I am done with this... I will get the 2/3 titles I wanna play that I still miss on the console and then farewell Nintendo...

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#23

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR problem is 80% of those games were long ago announced.... SMTvsFE is even on radar since the WiiU Launch.... Yoshi has been talked about already during last e3 and I think it also got a direct.... same as Mario Maker (that hey, it is just an expensive editor after all....), Xenoblade is already in shops in Japan.... what we got about "Nintendo taking care of WiiU for the future" is a Tennis Game (yeppa), Starfox (nothing new again) and an Animal Crossing that, instead of beeing the definitive edition of AC for home console is a Party game (really? after WiiU party and MP 10 the best you can think is another one? when we would like to see a racer like F-Zero, a fps like Metroid, maybe just me, but I would love a new Mario Striker.....
And sorry.... but archiving everything with "Maybe they will show us something in the next future" does not work here... I am seeing facts.... facts are that in the biggest western worldwide gaming event you have shown absolutely nothing at all of new ideas... nothing that can make me (and so many with me) thinking about a bright future for WiiU.....

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#24

arnoldlayne83 commented on Metroid Prime Producer Wants to Make Another S...:

"I want to make another one".... to me sound they have absolutely nothing just now.... this is the Metroid we got for this generation..... Considering how long it takes for Nintendo to develop a first class game, I believe next metroid will probably show up in 2017/18 on whatever platform they will have at that time... :(

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#26

arnoldlayne83 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR whatever man. For you it is a fully 3d movement shooter, for me it is still on rails.... like starfox 64 and 3d before it.

For you it has a great graphics, for me the model of the ship counts barely hundred of polygons (talking about models, not textures).....

I am just saying that on one side you got photorealism, dynamic campaings, open worlds, massive online multiplayer battles, on the other we got "hey look, now you can transform yourself into a bipedal mech for certain levels... whoa".... uh, and no multiplayer modes....

It is just not appealing to the mass market... or at least not in the way to justify a console purchase.... like many other new (old) Nintendo games so far.... and this is maybe why WiiU sold even less than Vita.

I am telling you, I will probably get starfox after a consistent price drop.... but this is far away from what I expect from a (former?) AAA developer such Nintendo....

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#27

arnoldlayne83 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR I believe the problem of star fox is that is an arcade shooter... well crafted, of course, but an arcade shooter, as many you can find not only nowaday, but in the last 10-15 years. There are plenty of fine arcade shooters in the indie world now, even with better graphics..... Resogun, nano assault and others....

Problem is, on one side you see stuff like star citizen, no man sky, elite dangerous, star wars battlefront.... dynamic open worlds with dogfight, ship upgrade, commerce, factions.... on the other a well polished 90es style game. It is good, it is ok, i like it... but how many ppl will look at it with interests? Since you can have entire universes to explore... it is more appealing to the actual player (and young generation). for us, grown with the "insert coin" text on the screen, Starfox is appealing... for people used to voicechat, multiplayer, great graphics it looks out of date and very shallow.... We can be romantic as we want, but if Nintendo keeps doing this (and remakes and remakes of platforms), it is on the road of extinction

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#30

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@TreonsRealm

Sheenmue to me sounded like a demonstration that Sony is listening its fanbase and pushing projects.

Morpheus was into the conference for less than 10 minutes (not like this Mario Maker that took 30 minutes or more.... every f***ing interval between two games there was a mario maker stuff). The Sony conference had a great pace, there was a ton of announcements and bombs. The lineup is solid from now till 2016, and Sony has no problem about software drought.... they have a queue of developers that wanna publish on the platform....

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#35

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@Royalblues Bloodborne made the deal for me... that game is freaking amazing.... Bayonetta meets dark souls.....

Plus Dragon Age, The witcher and Driveclub, one of the best arcade sim in years. Helldivers and Diablo III are hell of a fun on multiplayers..... and generally you always find somethng to play

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#42

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Get a ps4 lads.... I started the gen with the WiiU but one year ago I got a ps4... i do not regret it.... I am actually playing everything I want and more..... you will always find something that satisfy your taste.... dunno, maybe because I am over 30, maybe I changed my tastes, but I have enough of this blablablahing about the same stuff years after years, like Mario and Zelda and another Mario and party games.....

Sorry to repeat my-self, but Firefox without Multiplayer is just stupid... actually very stupid....

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#48

arnoldlayne83 commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

@Quorthon completely agree on what u said in ur last posts...

Nintendo has the luck/misfortune to have grown, year after year, its own user market. Users who cares mainly about mario, zelda and whatsoever games related to them (see the sales number of the 20th 2d platform like nsmbu or compare normal musou sales on platform with hyrule warriors). User base that like to complain about lack of novelty in gaming market and the refuse to buy gems like xenoblade, wonderful 101 and bayonetta... at the moment, only hardcore nintendo fans stand with the company (u can see it also from the tone of certain posts here). Everyone else is long gone, and i don t really see how they could win them back...