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arnoldlayne83

arnoldlayne83

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#3

arnoldlayne83 commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

I really love the "vintage" Map style on DQ XI on 3ds.

Very excited for the ps4 version which will probably be localized in the west, since many jrpg are coming on ps4 and Vita lately. I am also interested in the Minecrafty Dragon Quest, it looks really amazing, and the DQ X MMO.

The announcement of NX version of DQ XI, skipping WiiU, is another signal that the retirement of the current console is very close.... :(

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#6

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@readyletsgo #236 they stopped after that because it sold very poor. Almost every Non Nintendo game bombed on wiiU. Even tw101 bombed, and bayonetta sold not as it deserved (imo). That s basically it. The fanbase on Nintendo basically want classical nintendo games and that s all. Even masterpieces like galaxy 1 2 sold much more less than the newest 2d iterations of mario bros. Check the numbers, and look for an interesting video made by Game Theory about what sells on Nintendo fanbase.

Here people cry for innovation, but many are just stuck with the same stuff since 1983....

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#7

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Sean_Aaron i don t understand what s wrong in having more than one game per franchise on a console cycle.... If I love a franchise, I wanna have more of it, I am happy to have more! At least, on other consoles I can choose between action, sports, fighting, simulations, racers, frpg, wrpg, platformers, fps, tps, adventures, musous... Is it a bad thing? How can it be? I do not understand this typical nintendo fan attitude.

Plus cmon, Nintendo is the one that rebrand the most its popular franchises.... And the first party wiiu lineup is flooded by 2d platformers... We got a lazy Mario 2d at launch, a 2.5 Mario same as 3ds one, a DK very similar to the wii one, a kirby that play like the ds one and a yoshi one.... The most original was Rayman, that at least tried to make good use of the gamepad....

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#8

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Kimite me too, even if X will be probably my only wiiu game purchase for the rest of 2015. I commute a lot lately for work and i got soaked into persona 4 on vita. Great great jrpg! After this i will wait persona 5 which is ps4 exclusive and looks very promising.

Concerning FF 15, I highly doubt that wiiU could run that graphics properly... Plus it seems they are late in development again! Let s see at gamescon if they will announce a release date or not...

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#9

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@DrDingus #145 I believe a bigger difference would have been a stronger first party lineup at launch (galaxy 3 in full hd, super mario U togrther with Mario Maker, a Metroid game) plus better hardware specs. I remember a lot of people already mocking the system about how dated it looked like, prior the launch...

3rd parties where well on board at launch, that s why I got the console...

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#10

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Kimite #140 yeah... I know what you mean... I am also submerged by a huge backlog between ps4, vita, wiiu and 3ds!

Anyway, it seems starting from this year, seeing the success of final fantasy among PS fanbase, a lot of jrpg will be ported to western Playstation 4 market! I guess you ll have plenty of fun! Still the next big one will be Xenoblade on wiiU, can t wait for it!

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#11

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@Kimite #136 if jrpg is your kind, you should give Ps Vita a go. It is fulfilled with great jrpg, I am enjoying persona and Ys a lot now. Plus if you are on monster hunter, you ll find great "clones" there too (soul sacrifice, toukiden, freedom wars). Just like wiiU, it is a very niche machine, but great for any japanese game lovers.

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#15

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

@NintendoFan64 that maybe more prople will buy their games since they can play them on their favourite console.at the moment, by looking at numbers, there are not enoughpeople interested in buying nintendo home consoles for their exclusives. Plus, i care for my money more than nintendo one. I would save a lot if I could play Zelda on ps4, instead of spending extra money for a low spec, gimmicky 2nd console

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#16

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

In all honesty, for us, users, it would be just great if nintendo became "just" a software powerhouse, releasing games for other platforms. Why I should buy a ps4 AND a wiiu to play 5 Nintendo exclusives a year and nothing else on a weaker platform? I could easily save 300 bucks from buying a WiiU, and reinvest them on Nintendo games for my ps4.....

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#19

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

WiiU has been a bittersweet experience for me. It started as my only console and end up a secondary (very secondary) console in the last year. It is a platforming fest but lacks almost everything else, despite few gems (bayonetta and w101). Still, I believe third parties are the less to blame, since they supported the console a lot at launch. NINTENDO has to be blamed the most, for poor marketing choices and a weak launch line up (an uninspiring 2d mario and Nintendolife). Second to that, a large part of Nintendo fanbase has grown with poor interest in non nintendo games, which is a pity, since there are tons of amazing non nintendo games to be played...

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#21

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

I do not believe this game will move hardware.... It is more a fanservice than anything else, and it should have been included with NSMBU at console launch...

The only shot Nintendo had to bump console's sale was Zelda U.... and they wasted it by postponing the release in the future (the NeXt future?).

I am not interested in another platform, made by Nintendo or by users..... I would like to see some diversity coming to the console.... rpgs, sports, strategics and so on....

I am just waiting Xenoblade, which will be the only WiiU game I will buy in the next months....sadly.

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#24

arnoldlayne83 commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

@joshuagamer i think i missed the huge open world game you are talking about....

Plus, earliest videos of supposed wiiu version of project cars were without opponents. Have you any idea how heavy is the computation for 30 ai opponents on real time? We are not talking of jumping gombas following a straight line here

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#30

arnoldlayne83 commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

Right decision from the devs. The castrated version would have sold abysimal.

If you wanna play simulations wiiU is not the right console anyway. The game is a wonderful sim by the way, it is really good in giving you the feeling of a real race weekend. Get it if u can.

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#33

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

@TheLastLugia #120

It is true that no-one force anyone to buy a game you don't like. But it is also true that we are not talking about pc master race games. I already spent more than 300$ years ago in getting the WiiU. And if the console got 2/3/4 games per year on which I am interested into because has no 3rd party support or because whatsoever reason, and the few games I expect and I am waiting for are not what I expected (metroid prime) or I judge them on a low quality level (this star fox), am I allowed to be at least slightly pissed? I earn my own money by working everyday. Up to now I got a 3ds just before the price cut (thanks nintendo), I updated it to 3dsXL only to see less than 1 year later they release a new one with exclusive games on it (Thanks Nintendo), I got a WiiU with the promises from Iwata & Co that this would be a great platform for Nintendo AND 3rd party games, only to see that this vanished after the first 6 months (thanks Nintendo & 3rd parties & Nintendo fans who doesn't buy any port on the platform).....

So, you like it or not, I feel entitled to manifest my disappointment, since I own both consoles and I put some money on it, money that, again, I earned by myself.

At the moment, my WiiU is a nice dust collector in my living room and I had to buy a Ps4 to play games..... sorry, but after 2 consecutive platformers I get slightly annoyed and at the moment there is nothing very interesting or "wow" onbthe horizon... They will probably even dump the wiiU soon with NX. If you are happy with modern Nintendo, good for you. I think wiiU will be my last Nintendo purchase for a long time...

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#35

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

@TheLastLugia i never mentioned the order.... That game is garbage if you ask me, a mere showcase of graphic power.... I was talking about bloodborne, scholar of the first sin, driveclub, infamous, helldivers, diablo ultimate, last of us, my dear musou games, alien isolation and so many other. When you get variety you get good games and bad ones, it is normal..... Anyway, I don t get money to convince you to get a ps or xb. And my original statement was still about starfox. From what i can see it looks worst than some indie games I ve seen around. And as someone else said, nowaday you got very good indies too. From shovel knight to trine to the shin en ones.... No man sky is made by 4 peoples, and it looks 10 year ahead this star fox. Having said that, I still hope for some proper Nintendo games (a mario strikers, a decent metroid and so on). If you are happy with what you get from N, I am glad for you. When I got my WiiU, I was hoping for something more than another donkey kong so similar to the wii one and tons of platformers and party games....

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#36

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

@Chaoz I see your point. Problem is that, and on this I will try to be more clear, nowaday Nintendo has, to me, lost almost completely the grasp on the modern gaming community. You can argue that is not a bad thing... Nintendo is the last bastion towards modern grey shooters and so on. Problem is that is not like that. You got a lot of variety nowaday, even more than invthe past. Technological advance allows developers to give us a broad band of experiences. You cited hyrule warriors... Well, musou games are in the market from the early 2000. It is funny to me hearing you saying "it introduce innovation in a game like Zelda", while normally musous are blamed to be the more of the same all the time (i am a huge musou fan, played tons of them). See my point? From a wide perspective, Nintendo seems two or more steps behind... And this, putting apart romanticism for the good old days, is not working, since the fanbase is thickening and more and more (me too) fled to other consoles.... So when I say dare, I mean take some steps towards us, reinvent your brands, push more "modern titles" like bayonetta and wonderful 101 (2 real gems to have on wiiu). I see everyone so excited for mario maker...
Wow, honestly i don t get it. It should be ten years ago when nintendo gave us an editor. Look Little Big Planet (and what people creativity made from that).....
So to make it short, I see a company trying on one side to milk the good old fanbase abd on the other side not courageous enough to step in the new era....

From a gamer since the time of Nes, Commodore 64, 386 and Atari Lynx.... ;)

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#38

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

@TheLastLugia ahhahha... Love when someone has no arguments and throw in the fanboysm.... Whatever man.... Starfox as it was, was innovative 15 years ago... If you make a new exactly the same starfox now with gimmicky controls and ps2 graphics, you cannot expect tons of entusiasm from the people, apart Nintendo zealots (you see, i throw in fanboysm too). My point is that nintendo could dare more, it has franchise that would suit the modern age better (like fire emblem or 3d marios), but they like to play safe, to chase the remaining archeologists that enjoy the same soup, warmed up again on and on..... That s why the fanbase is thickening, and many ppl like me have enough of the same stuff.... Believe it or not. Just look at the numbers. Ninntendo won t survive on the 8 bit nostalgia, and won t either with casual gamers too. Gimme more bayonetta, tw101 and less of this old school bs...

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#39

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

@TheLastLugia err the same console that has a masterpiece like bloodborne, the definitive version of dark souls 2, an amazing couch coop like diablo and helldivers, arcade and simulation driving games, tons of jrpg, platforners, survival horrors like alien isolation.... You must be joking, or being sticked to Nintendo only for too long.....

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#40

arnoldlayne83 commented on Feature: Taking to the Skies for a Final Look ...:

And i still don t get why instead of finding gimmicks for star fox, they did not make a gorgeous and massive fire emblem for the wiiU. With big pad and big screen this would have looked and played gorgeous.... With online battles with personalized armies.....

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#45

arnoldlayne83 commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

3rd parties do not sell well on Nintendo platform because N consoles are underpowered for some reasons (storage media/processing power) -> poor ports and because a lot of the fanbase are obsessed only about Nintendo games.

Saying so this NX smells so much of an android box to me -> N is aiming to smartphone casuals (this also explain the recent agreement with Dena) -> I smell failure fir this console... No hardcore gamer apart some Nintendo zealot will buy this.... Maybe is better, maybe in future we will get Nintendo games on every other platform so everyone will be happy, and I won t have to spend 300 euros for another Mario platformer anymore (console+game)

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#47

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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#48

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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#50

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