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arnoldlayne83

arnoldlayne83

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#1

arnoldlayne83 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

Another point I completely disagree with Nintendo Philosophy is this insistence on the "Videogames must be like toy, funny, colourful and entertaining".

Even if this is true, we mostly play for that reason, this "believe" was perfect in the 80'-90', where the target audience were mainly kids and teenagers and the technological level wasn't good enough to allow designers to creat credible, complex and somehow "realistic" (to the 5 senses) environments.

Nowaday I find this idea of videogames too simplistic. I consider Videogame as the newest form of Visual (and not only) art, as cinema was in the last century. Nowadays the level of attention to detail, deepness in the plot and amount of work dedicated to certain videogames reaches and sometimes overcomes movies and other forms of media. So then, sometimes making and playing a videogame can be also a way to explore deeper thoughts, feelings, emotions. How ethical are we in our choices? How we could react under certain situations? What are the results of our acts?
Citing a review about a very recent videogame:
"...[the game] does not draw subtle parallels between the Chantry and modern-day Christianity. Its references are obvious and sometimes heavy-handed, but clear allegory aside, this vast and engrossing role-playing game effectively explores matters of faith and devotion on an intimate level, surrounding you with a multitude of people, each of whom navigates evolving religious turmoil in his or her own way. "
To me, gamer in my thirties, is a very appealing plot, cos it happened I ask myself certain question, and I am glad someone else want to give me his idea or make me experiment with mine.
This is a huge aspect that Shigeru & co. are completely ignoring labelling the "others" as banal shooters makers. It is a bit like saying tha the only movies worth watching are the Pixar one, cos they are funny and entertaining... No, sorry, sometimes I find entertaining a visual punch in my stomach like Hotel Ruanda (and the book too)

Sorry for the wall of text, I hope I was able to make you understand my opinion, hoping someone would like to share his thoughts

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#2

arnoldlayne83 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

meh, "What the other companies are doing makes business sense. But it’s boring.".... this is a very trivial and formulaic sentence to be honest. While it's true companies are milking a lot on estabilished franchises (AC, COD, FIFA etc) this is also very true on Nintendo (NSMBx with x->ds, 3ds, Wii, WiiU).
And just putting an iron curtain on the rest of videogame industry is pure fanboysm which doesn't allow them (and their hardcore fan audience) to experience and learn from new ideas coming out.... It's full of amazing and innovative games out there.... take Skyrim, which revolutionized the rpg, take Borderlands, see the concept behind a game like Tomorrow Children or the feature of a No Man's Sky, or the AI of an Alien Isolation or Shadow of Mordor.....

Because if it's true that Nintendo brings fun and enjoyment to the audience, personally is also true that there are other kind of fun and/or enjoyiment provided by videogames... I mean following a breathtaking story a-la Last of Us, or being hide in the shadow ready to escape in a game a-la Thief, or the intense and tactical fight strugglin for survive in Dark Souls....

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#3

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@electrolite77 I agree with you. And that's what Nintendo should focus on the future.... ok keep going with its well known estabilished franchises, but it's time to cover all the gaps they have: fps, sports, gdr (western/easter) and so on... Doing this in-house or hiring studios is not important, but if they won't do that, they indirectly agree with the fact that their consoles are the complementary/secondary ones....

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#7

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@ToxieDogg Honestly There are also people (me included) that enjoy both Nintendo games and other franchises, and they would be more than happy to see all their favourite games on one console (pretty much for money saving reasons). But here I often read comments like "Nintendo is the best, the rest is crap...or fps shooters".... which is pretty much BS. And this attitude is also a reason why historically third party games sell poor on Nintendo consoles.....

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#10

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@LDXD "the thing with consoles it's just hassle free hook it up buy the game and you don't have to worry about jack"

Exactly, you got my point perfectly....

Keep going on Lords, still more as to come.... and be prepared to die countless of time from now on... :D

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#11

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@LDXD @unrandomsam

Here is an average pc specs from 2006... let's say (even if not true) it cost as a ps3 (or xbox) at the time:

1gb RAM DDR400
CPU 2.8GHz
socket 775 800FSB mobo
128mb DDRII 450mhz Grfx Card @ 75hz 1024x786, AGP BUS
120gb Ultra-ATA HD

Now, would you say this pc, in 2014, will be able to run (anyhow) the most recent ps3/xbox360 releases?

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#12

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@LDXD a proper Videocard cost almost as the entire console.... if you don't mind be updated with the last graphic (as me), but you wanna keep gaming for long, look at xbox360 and ps3, you can still play recent games after 8 years.... and in this 8 years you didn't spend anything in hardware more than the consolev itself.... now, which gaming pc you pay 350 - 400 $ can stand for 8 years untouched? And I also wouldn't forget the massive second-hand market on console games, plus the possibility of renting games....

I don't wanna say now console > pc, I just see both have pro and cons, and I personally find having a console more "easy" and long term than keeping my pc updated for games...

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#13

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@argol228 cos then for the next 6-8 years of personal lifespan of my ps4 I don't have to bother anymore about "requirements", and get a laptop I need for work and nothing more. Plus, Ps4 exclusives are rarely on pc, while all the major pc games (excluding rts) normally comes to consoles....

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#14

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@LDXD (love your avatar... :D) I guess the difference is that Nintendo develop mainly in-house, while Sony (don't know Microsoft so I won't say anything) is more prone to 2nd parties.... And they also go and get exclusives from 3rd parties (see for example the incoming BloodBorne). In the last 2 years, you can also see they are nursing indie studios and supporting them developing exclusives for the console (No Man's Sky as example). So, IMHO, if Sony loose its 3rd parties,it still has enough 2nd studios and networks towards indies to keep providing a line-up... of course not qualitatively as high as Nintendo.

PS: Yesterday I finished Lords of The Fallen...... loved it till the end ;)

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#17

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Darknyht I try to answer: Because in 3 more years your computer will be crap, while my ps4 will still be able to run all the newest releases... and no:
1) I don't have so much cash to buy a new computer every 3 years
2) I don't mind to run a 4k graphics on my 15" laptop screen

PS: Good luck running GTAV or Lords of the fallen on your 3 years computer now....

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#19

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Trikeboy still I wonder how an experience gamer can say that Last of Us plays sthe same as Assassin creed or Uncharted..... It's like if I say that MK8 plays the same as GT6....

Concerning GTAV, if you have ever played it, you can't say it's another fps, and as you know it I guess millions of people know it too.... As far as you can read on the previews, seems that the new first person perspective radically change the feeling and the experience in game.... so, yes, is a major innovation in a brand like GTA, and something I always wanted to try since the franchise went in to 3D.... I love fp camera, cos I realise it help me a lot getting in to the character (in many many games)....

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#21

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Kirk exactly, they lure us with the story of "WiiU will be a perfect multiplatform console" ah-ham.... then we all know what happened....

Not everyone just feel gamingly satisfied playing tons of mario & co platforms.... I want variety, I want driving games, football games, stealth action, open worlds.... none of them are in the console titles list.... that's why I bought a ps4.... and I am perfectly happy with this duo, but yeah, definitely WiiU is my secondary console now....

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#22

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Trikeboy I am sorry, but calling GTAV yet another fps, or saying last of us play the same as Bloodborne or uncharted shows me you clearly never touch any of those game....

What about SMBWii and SMBWiiU.... do they play different? cmon...

And speaking of playing safe.... Xbox and Ps both have new franchises, or at least come out with something new (the more recent: SUnset Overdrive)... what about N? we got super mario 3680, SSB 4, Pikmin 3, DK 5, Zelda 1000.... when was the last franchise done by Nintendo? they are great games, of course.... but hey, at least finally they will release Splatoon....

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#25

arnoldlayne83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Trikeboy "You do realise you are talking about Nintendo right? What do the other consoles offer? Fps, fps, fps, fps, driving, driving, driving, driving, fighting. Nintendo may reuse their franchises again and again but at least the games can't be mistaken for each other."....

Ahem.... on my Ps4 I have sport games, fps, stealth games, fighters, driving games, open world games, rpgs, MMOs.... exactly all the kind of titles I can't get on WiiU.... and regard games can't mistaken for each other on Nintendo... ahem... we got in one year 4 platform from N (SM3DW, SMBWiiU, SLBWiiU, DKTF), pikmin 3, MK8 (thank god at least for these last 2) and...what else?

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#26

arnoldlayne83 commented on Guide: Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In B...:

I I have since yesterday my Bayonetta 1+2 here, trying to play them as much as I can.... I decided to start with the 1 first, fearing that after playing the magnificient 2 the 1 will be a let down.... but I can't wait to insert the second disc..... my god... what a game already the first... it plays so smoothly... the fight is just so funny (never played before on any other console...) and rewarding....

This is Nintendo I love..... and SSB WiiU will be GOTY....

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#27

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

meh.... Wii sold like hotcakes cos millions of kids wanted it or because it was able to catch the interest of grown up-non gaming parents?

I believe the second.... As it is now, we have the first big generation of parents,who are also gamers in their early thirties with kids...and, more important, money....

Nintendo should aim to them, showing them a portfolio of titles which is good for everyone.... and this is not the case nowaday..... cos the lack of "mature" contents compared to xbox/ps4 is obvious....

And when I talk about mature contents, I don't necessary mean boobs and warfare.... I mean titles like Diablo III, TLOU, Forza Horizon and whatever else millions of people enjoy to play nowaday....

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#30

arnoldlayne83 commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

@TheRealThanos simply because i don t see why i have to buy a 3rd console of the same generation, just to have things (2nd analog, better 3d, better analog) that should have been in it at the 3dsxl restyle already.... without the need of making an hd gap tooo, especially after just showing one week before the brand new 3ds xl with smash bros design.... honestly, i don t understand why a lot of mature ppl just keep defending all this milking strategies from Nintendo....

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#31

arnoldlayne83 commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

@gravesmeister maybe u are just a lucky rich guy who can afford to buy a iphone everytime it come out.... but consider this:
1) u can still run the same apps on older phones
2) normally new consoles are announced 1 or even more years before, so the users can make choices.... not like 1 month before, out of nothing, would u think ppl who bought a 3ds this summer will be super happy?

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#38

arnoldlayne83 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

Thats good, but why don't saying anything like that the exact moment they announced the delay? Ok, I wanna believe them... i'll get driveclub for Ps4 and wait Project cars to come to WiiU, in order to support them and every third party who wanna develop for the platform :D

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#40

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

They should have called it "Vaseline 3ds"... cos that's what we need, after:

1) Price drop of 3ds right after launch
2) release of 3ds XL lacking almost all the upgrades we were asking about
3) release of this new console which makes old 3ds and 3ds xl obsolete, my condolences to the ones who bought the 3ds xl right now...

After this and the WiiU software repetitive draughts,next time Nintendo gonna wait for so long my money.....

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#41

arnoldlayne83 commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

disappointed, they got me with 3ds and 3ds xl, they won t have me this time, and this features should have been already implemented in the 3ds xl... now will get a mess with games which goes only on one console and not the other... i feel nintendo just try to milk everything it can from us

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#45

arnoldlayne83 commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@ShadyKnights on a philosophycal way i can agree with what u wrote, but don t forget that actually wiiU is not profitable for Nintendo.... and, despite the big cash they still have, a model where Nintendo produceniche hw and sw won t survive in this market, already dried out by smartphones and tablet....so, something as to change in the next gen, either becoming only a software house or betting everything on the core gaming, with a powerful hw and less gimmicks in orddr to expand its userbase

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#50

arnoldlayne83 commented on The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2...:

I hardly understand the japanese trend... They keep buying an almost dead console (Vita) and ignoring the masterpiece of the last generation (last of us)... I am playing it these days.. Jeez this game is a drug, amazing story and great mechanics...