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Tue 8th December, 2009

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belmont commented on Online Co-Op and Versus Modes Confirmed for Bl...:

Except that when the UE4 source code is given nobody will care for the Wii U or the Vita. The game will be released on March 2017 so the ports... who knows when. Still looking forward to the game though, I have pledged for the digital version.



belmont commented on Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wi...:

@JaxonH Thank you for taking the time and writing this! I will definitely check Kirby. I have played a lot of the games of the series and most were very fun. I have Rayman, Stealth 2 and Shovel Knight on my Vita. I will check Shantae and the other eshop games. I wanted to try New Super Mario Bros U but for some reason it is still somewhat expensive. As for the Wind Waker I have the original on Game Cube and it is easily the worst Nintendo game I have ever played (excluding the super bad Superstar Saga games) so the remake is not really for me.

As for VC I have build a huge digital library and enjoy a lot of games there. Really Nintendo did a good job there. If it could have cross-buy or some way to play the Wii only games with the gamepad it would be great since Mega Drive and Master System are absent from Wii U for some stupid reason. The most recent games I bought were the GBA Castlevania games that are some of my personal favourite games, especially Aria of Sorrow. Next on my list are the two Golden Sun games. I still remember the battle theme and the epicenes of those games. Man I hope Ninty continues to publish VC games.



belmont commented on Nintendo UK Confirms Its Community's Top 10 Wi...:

@JaxonH Yes it is strange. I am more of a PlayStation gamer after the demise of sega but I always enjoyed Nintendo, especially portables. For some reason the only Kong game I have is Land wayyy back in the Game boy era so I am not so sure about Tropical Freeze. I will surely buy the Bayonetta combo if I find it on a good price and will check Splatoon. Of course I am open to Wii U suggestions. The only other game I have is a good Avengers fighting game from Ubisoft. Also I have a TON of VC games. Any other good Wii U exclusive suggestion (digital or retail) except Mario?



belmont commented on Despite the Rumours, Nintendo NX Will Not be A...:

@DarthNocturnal @Hikingguy Hey I thought I was the only one that NX would be a SteamOS machine. Way back when SteamOS was announced I saw a forum post on a SEGA forum that SEGA could create a new console as a SteamOS machine. They would offer every third party games and they would create their own application, like Steam, that would be pirate "secure" and would play DRM free SEGA games from cd or digital download (like PS4). SEGA games would be available only from the SEGA application.

Then when NX was announced the thought immediately came to me: a strong SteamOS PC (removes the third party problem) and a second application with Nintendo and Virtual Console games ONLY with the option to transfer Wii U VC games

SteamOS is basically Ubuntu, so you can program everything easily.



belmont commented on ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Gets a Wi...:

I have backed the project for PS4 but, at first, I wanted Wii U and Vita versions. But after watching the campaign I am afraid that they may have to downgrade their vision of the game. They said otherwise but it seems clear that Wii U, 3DS and Vita cannot handle the game. However those guys at armature have done some great Vita games, Injustice, Metal Gear HD...



belmont commented on Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloods...:

I would like to play this game on the Wii U (or the Vita) but I don't want them to downgrade their vision of the game. If they port it or pay to a team to do the port the game may be an inferior version. I will stick with the PS4 version.



belmont commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

A Wii U or Vita version would be great but either of them may not help them create the game they vision due to technical specs. Anyway the PS4 is enough for me. Most SOTN long time fans are likely to have a PS4 anyway.



belmont commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

@Quorthon Seems that I may have been right though:
/QUOTE[Cox says that Konami gave the Castlevania license to MercurySteam, only to take it away soon after, as the publisher’s upper management considered the proposed new direction for the series “too radical”. Cox went to Japan with a video of Lords of Shadow to present it to Konami once more. The meeting consisted of Konami’s senior managers, and Kojima happened to be in attendance as well. Upon seeing MercurySteam’s demo, Kojima allegedly stood up and said: “This is awesome, why isn’t this Castlevania?”]
Thus without Kojima we had LOS but with him we have Castlevania LOS. I also enjoyed LOS (all 3 games) but seriously it wasn't Castlevania. You could put Kratos there and have the game work fine. In this sense the series were "ruined".



belmont commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

I really don't get all this Konami hate.
Why it is so bad to release only two games per year? Last year we had Lords of Shadows 2 and Pro 2015. Also they released some classics on PSP/Vita (Silent Hill Origins, Silent Hill SM, Gradius, the PSP Castlevania game et al). That's fine for me. Do we really need Konami to make a new Castlevania or Metal Gear per year like Pro?
This year we had Suikoden 1 and 2 and we will see Metal Gear TPP and Pro 2016. Seems enough.

As for Kojima I really enjoy his games but surely it was only Metal Gear. They have more games. Also Kojima was partially responsible for turning Castlevania to a God of War clone. Kojima can find a decent job elsewhere. Konami makes money from other gaming business in Japan and they already hire people for the next Metal Gear and may make a new Silent Hill anyway. They are not going anywhere



belmont commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

SEGA does what Nintendon't. Those 3D Classics play fantastic on the 3DS. Still they are somewhat pricy though. You can find Mega Drive game collections on other platforms cheaper.

Anyway I go for a ride on Outrun 3D!



belmont commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

We never wanted motion controls or other strange gimmicks like tablet controllers (although I love off-tv and remote play). Just a good console, friendly to developers with strong hardware. PS4 recently proved that.



belmont commented on Unity Support Is Coming To The New Nintendo 3DS:

So more 3DS games is always good. However Unity games are already available in a lot of other platforms and I don't think the New 3DS has that much of install base to interest the majority of indie developers.



belmont commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Zelda U will be a release title on NX on 2017 and a downscaled version may be released in Wii U, just like Twilight Princess.

Jokes aside the scope of this game seemed just big for Wii U's hardware capabilities from the beginning.



belmont commented on The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe:

I got a 3DS for about 240 euros about a week before the price drop was announced and man I was surprised of how outdated it fell and of how super slow it was. However I never regretted getting it. It has some very cool games. The Layton ones are my favourite with Layton vs Ace Attorney being my favourite game in the system. Other great games are Resident Evil Revelations, Sonic Generations, Dead or Alive, Mirror of Fate,my Dual Destinies and the backlog of my old time favourites Game Gear and Game Boy.



belmont commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

DeNA does what Nintendon't

Seriously, as noted in the comments, I am afraid that Nintendo hardware will become somewhat irrelevant even for hardcore games. Someone suggested that if the mobile department is successful shareholders may ask Ninty to abandon consoles, just like they asked for mobile development.



belmont commented on Nintendo Pitched For The Media Rights To Harry...:

Anyone remembers the two Harry Potter games that were released on the Gameboy Color? (Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets). They are two of my favourite games on the system. They were final fantasy style rpg games that followed the books (not the movies). Prisoner of Azkaban on GBA followed a similar concept.



belmont commented on Review: 3D After Burner II (3DS eShop):

I am a huge SEGA fan. SEGA somehow manages to troll its fans from time to time but I really like how handles the Classic games except the Game Gear ones.

As far as Mega Drive is concerned there is the huge PS3 Mega Collection, a cool PS2 and PSP (Vita) collection, almost all MD games are in Steam and Wii VC (not on Wii U VC though). Master System Classics are on Wii VC too. And we also have those cool 3D Classics on the 3DS.

However I would also want more Game Gear games, as some friends stated above. Even some Jap imports. There is Sonic Chaos, the second Tails game, Phantasy Star Adventure, Phantasy Star Gaiden and more. GG is really a cool console.

At some point SEGA should offer classic games from Mega CD, Saturn and Dreamcast.

Anyway waiting for Outrun next week. Outrun if one of my favourite games ever.



belmont commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

@JaxonH Let me put it to somewhat more detail. When I said "worldwide" release I meant North America, Europe, Australia, other PAL regions and maybe South America. Japan was out. Just like how Steam somehow got it right. IOS and Android do this too. I am not sure since I never had an X-box but MS does the same I think. Same release date on all major western territories via Nintendo eshop and PSN. A unified rating system is not needed as proved by Steam. The only problem, as I see it, is translating the game in major EU languages but most people know English nowadays. A publisher that wants to translate a jrpg may do it, submit it to Nintendo or Sony only once and let the do the rest. Sony does this already for indie developers. I think a unified digital store for Ninty and Sony. Others have done it. It may be costly or unpractical but they surely can do it. Hope I made sense.

As for the Vita it may wasn't the best example but since it is the top chose these times for localizations I mentioned it.



belmont commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

Region lock is a bad relic of the past (when TV sets were different) and needs to go away. This is the digital age. Games should be available on the same date, just like steam does. Both Nintendo and Sony have delayed games for stupid reasons like "QA" and "Rating" although the problem is not as huge as the previous years.

@JaxonH "Ultimately, region free consoles can lead to less localizations." I used to agree with you but now we have tons of localizations for region free platforms like the Vita with EU dates almost same as the US ones to avoid import. In fact the only notorious EU game delays from recent memory are SMT4, the latest Blazblue and the first Persona fighting game.



belmont commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

I don't want to complain, I really want to see some Wii games on Wii U, although I would prefer some third party games as well.

The problem I have is with Wii U VC. We were told that there is no way to play them on the Game Pad (without the WiiMote) without paying some extra money and know they tell us that we can and ask again for money. Those games are ports that the Classic Controller buttons are somewhat mapped on the Game Pad and the Wii games are playable without WiiMotes or the TV. Why can't we do this with all Wii VC games that we paid a lot of money to buy?



belmont commented on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish...:

@GloryQuestor Problem is that, as an ambassador myself, the GBA emulator is not so good. Some colours seem wrong, some games look very pixelated, there are no savestates and if you close the 3ds there is no sleep mode. They are good to give away for free but not so good to ask money for them. This is somewhat bad considering that the unofficial PSP emulator is better. Nintendo does not release half or broken products and unless they work on the emulator again the games won't be released. That seems not so possible now but maybe in the somewhat stronger new 3ds...



belmont commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

Got the e-mail! I am ambassador of the original 3DS and I have bought tons of VC games and retail releases from the e-shop or via GAME e-shop codes.
3DS for the most part, Wii VC and Wii U VC also.

However I am out of money and wanted an XL model since I find the screens in my original model small. The problem though is mostly that the quality is not that good. Long game sessions in the original 3DS give me a soft pain in the hand, another reason to get the XL model. Also 230 euros for very outdated hardware is a little too much.

Also I don't live in the UK. I buy from UK since Nintendo is not really popular here. GAME codes made buying games easy for me. Although I can pay I am not sure if they ship to South Europe.



belmont commented on Video: Hacker Demonstrates Fully Functional Ga...:

@StarDust4Ever I totally agree that it is super awesome to collect videogame figures. However I wanted to buy some and ended up not buying since they look like badly painted 10 euro toys not up to the standards I wanted from Nintendo. Now if they were somewhat better looking even if they were slightly more expensive I would me more interested.