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bizcuthammer

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#1

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: Horror and Metroid Could be a P...:

Metroid is already a better horror game than any of them out there, and it doesnt have to change at all. Just because there aren't a lot of jumpy moments doesnt mean it isnt horror-filled. Atmosphere, the music, and the feeling of isolation are all better accomplished in the Metroid games than any other horror series i've ever played. It has just the right amount of tension without always resorting to an overly done jump moment.

Also, FPS Horror games are some of the least interesting games out there. The only thing they do is try to gross you out with blood or shock you with some kind of story twist that usually makes no sense. That genre became uninteresting years ago, so if Metroid is going to take a different route, thats not the one i hope it goes down.

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#3

bizcuthammer commented on Month Of Kirby: Kirby's Lost Levels:

If they made a 3D Kirby game in the vein of Mario 64 or Banjo-Kazooie games, i'd actually consider playing a Kirby game for the first time in about a decade. The Kirby formula has been so overdone and after Kirby 64, i just lost interest.

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#5

bizcuthammer commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

This isn't really Nintendo news, since by the time E3 rolls around, Ubisoft won't be supporting WiiU any longer and EA hasn't in a long time. I'll be ignoring these conferences this year, as these are probably two of my least favorite companies in the industry right now (with Activision and Microsoft being right up there too). Unless BioWare has a game coming to Wii U, or they announce a Star Wars game for Ninty consoles, i'm uninterested in whatever EA has to say.

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#6

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

Cool. I already have 3D Land, MK7 and DKCR3D, though. I'll probably pick up ACNL at some point now, though. And i have zero interest in any Nintendo game that uses the word 'New' in its title. By 'New' they seem to mean 'uninspired, incredibly derivative, easy to develop, quick cash in sequel." I'd only buy NSMB2 if they dropped it to under $10.

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#7

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Also it is sad to see Cult County not making it. I like Renegade Kid and was hoping this would hit WiiU, but even though many 3DS/WiiU owners know them for their work, most PS/XB/PC players i talk to have never heard of them. Not only that, but a goal of over 500k is a bit much for an indie game's initial funding goal. It sucks, but thats how this stuff works... Maybe they'll just go back to developing it for the 3DS like they originally intended?

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#8

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Glad to see Earthlock funded. It looks cool. I don't participate in kickstarters, as i prefer to be 100% sure that i actually get to play the game i'm paying for, and the only way to be that sure is for the game to actually be released. Also, i wait for reviews and player opinions too on games like these, as some ideas look really good in trailers and/or in theory, yet aren't quite as good in execution. I look forward to playing Earthlok if/when it releases so long as it plays as good as it looks it should.

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#9

bizcuthammer commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

I agree with him that Nintendo should have just remade the Gamecube controller instead of the Pro Controller. The GCN controller is probably my favorite controller ever and nothing else feels right playing Smash Bros with.

Also, totally loved the comment about PS All-Stars. I've played it a handful of times and found it to be boring and extremely derivative. It's one of the worst fighting games i've ever played and was so obviously jus a lame attempt by Sony to get their own slice of the Smash Bros pie. Glad it didnt sell that great.

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#11

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@Action51 the difference between Mario and CoD is that two Mario games are rarely ever the same. It has an incredible history of creativity and diversity, unlike CoD. The NSMB series is the one that i'd compare to CoD, but the mainline Super Mario games i could never get enough of.

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#13

bizcuthammer commented on Review: Nintendo Pocket Football Club (3DS eShop):

I'd buy this if it came to the US. I love football/soccer and games like this, but i'm not really into all the teams and leagues enough to care about licensing. This looks like the kind of game i'd get into. It'd be cool if they branched into other sports too like American Football, Basketball and others.

Nintendo systems need sports sims like this, especially with EA being a no show on their consoles.

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#16

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Also everyone needs to calm down... These games are definitely coming in 2014. They are too crucial to WiiU sales this year for them to get delayed to 2015. I predict a Fall 2014 release, probably in October or November so that they can get it out before the holiday sales rush.

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#17

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Super Smash Bros for WiiU and Super Smash bros for 3DS are the final titles. There was an official brand Nintendo preorder card for the games when i went to Target last night that had those titles on them. Pretty sure thats that.

Also, Smash Bros as a series doesnt need DLC to get sales over a long period of time. At least none of the previous games did, anyway. I don't really want to pay for new characters so if those are added it should be free DLC. But i wouldnt mind if new stages and challenges were added in as paid DLC. Or even new skins for some of the characters would be okay, though thats one i personally probably wouldnt purchase.

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#20

bizcuthammer commented on Video: What Could Xenoblade Chronicles Look Li...:

I bought this game a month ago, and its the best RPG i've played in a long time. Great the whole way through. I'm usually against HD remakes (they're just a way for companies to make quick cash by releasing last gen games with a barely noticeable upgrade, not to mention the fact that simply making a game look better does nothing to the actual gameplay), i would be in favor pf a remake for this game, if only because it would allow more people to play it. This is one of those games that everyone should play.

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#21

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Registers An Intriguing S.T.E.A.M Tra...:

I dont care what genre it is, i'd just like for it to be a big, new retail IP that actually makes use of the GamePad for once. If its a FPS, RTS, Shmup, or Point and Click Adventure game, i dont care. I just want it to be awesome.

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#22

bizcuthammer commented on Talking Point: The Timing of Nintendo's Super ...:

@duffmman its not that early anymore though. October is just 6 months from now. And i'm not sure they have learned much from anything... They announced this game before it was even in development back at E3 2011. The game began development in early 2012 lol. Most of that was cause they had a really lame showing that year for WiiU and they namedropped Smash Bros to get some cheers, but it still happened.

I think we'll get a release month, and i dont think its an unreasonable request of Nintendo since they've been giving us a 2014 release since last year for this game. That means we're only 8 months away at least, so they should be able to give us a pretty good time frame as to when we can expect the games.

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#25

bizcuthammer commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

@MixMasterMudkip wasnt saying you cant enjoy the game. I was saying that it is untrue that the haggling system is actually giving us these games for cheaper than what they're worth. The fact is that $1-2 is exactly what they're worth, and we're being tricked into thinking that we're somehow paying half price for them by the farce that is the haggling system. The free to play model is ruining games, and just because Ninty does it in a way that seems friendly doesnt mean it isnt the same thing other companies are doing.

I dont want to see the free to play model invade Nintendo games. I dont want to one day have a Mario Kart game that, in the old days would've been a $60 purchase for 32 tracks and 30 racers, but because of free to play we get it free, but only with the first 4 tracks and 8 characters and we have to buy the rest of the cups for $15 each and new character packs for $5 each. Or heck, what mobile games are doing and only giving us access to items for a certain amount of uses per day and then charging us $1 to get another 25 uses. Do the math there. That adds up to way more than $60, but hey i guess we don't have to spend it all at once, right? So it seems like its cheaper. All free to play is is just a quick way to make money for companies in a way that rips off consumers. It is just one of the many things that is wrong with gaming today, and i'm not okay with it just because now Nintendo is embracing it. They won't embrace cool things about modern gaming like online multiplayer and high powered consoles, thats fine. Whatever. But if they aren't going to use the good things about gaming today, i sure as hell don't want them using the bad things either, like free-to-play. Or lets call it what it actually is: pay-to-play or pay-to-win in multiplayer games.

I dont mind DLC, only if it is truly just an add on and not integral to the game. Like if they do DLC for Mario Kart 8, that'd be ok. As long as the retail game comes with a full game experience and the DLC is just adding extra stuff onto that.

Free-to-play isnt the same. It gives companies an excuse to give us only part of a game experience and then charge us more than the full game would actually be worth in the form of smaller payments over time. I'd rather just pay $60 upfront than end up paying $80-90 over time. Rusty isnt this extreme, as Ninty is smart enough to know they have to ease their consumers into this system. But dont be surprised one day if we start to see a more aggressive free-to-play approach by Ninty if this is successful.

At the end of the day, Ninty is a company that exists to make $. Just like EA, Microsoft, Sony, Rovio and Sega. They look at market trends and adjust their strategies accordingly. We as consumers vote with our money what we want Nintendo to do. I really believe the reason we havent had a Metroid game in 4 years is because Other M didnt sell very well. Same for the F-Zero and Star Fox series: they just don't rake in the big sales like Mario, Zelda, Wii Fit, Pokemon and Mario Kart do. So if the free to play model starts to make Nintendo big bucks, guess what we're going to start seeing A LOT more of in the future? It wont invade major franchises right away, but it will happen. Imagine a Pokemon game with microtransactions.

You can be mad at me all you want, but our $ decides where the future of gaming goes. At the present time, i'd say that industry-wide our money is voting for the wrong things, which is why gaming is the way it is today: because gamers keep using their $ to vote for annual installments of games that barely change, the free-to-play model, and other things.

I get that not everyone will agree for various reasons. Some justified, others not. I feel strongly about this issue because i'm concerned about the future of gaming. Some people don't get bothered by free to play, but i've had enough of it to know i dont want it in my Nintendo games.

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#27

bizcuthammer commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

@TreesenHauser not really, though. Nintendo knew that each game was only worth $1-2 at best, and so this version of "free-to-play" is a farce. The game basically gives you the cheapest prices by handholding you through the process, and the only way you'll spend more than those prices if if you yourself insist on it. None of those games are worth $4.

All this game does is make it seem like you're getting a good deal, when the truth is that you're really just getting the real worth of the games. Thats why there's a set low price. If we were truly being allowed to haggle, the haggling system would've been a deeper experience in which, although it rightly should be incredibly difficult to do, any of the games could've been bought for 25 or 50 cents, or even free.

If you look past the lie of the haggling system (because thats what it is - a clever, Nintendo way of making you think that somehow their 'free to play' is different than others'), its very easy to see that in reality we're getting ripped off a bit.

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#29

bizcuthammer commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

There seems to be a lot of hope that just because we're getting a direct about one game that that means it's coming out soon. Be realistic guys. This game isn't coming out in Q2, and i'd be surprised if we saw it by the end of Q3. I think Ninty's gonna save it for November to be their big holiday game.

That said, what i want to see from this direct is a release time frame, and how online multiplayer is going to work. Will there be ranking? Leaderboards? Tournaments? Or will it just be bare bones like Brawl was, and disappoint everyone again?

Also hope they go ahead and confirm all the characters everyone knows will be in the game but they haven't been announced yet like Captain Falcon, Yoshi and Ness. Oh and maybe a new character or two.

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#30

bizcuthammer commented on Super Smash Bros. Direct Will Bring the Hype o...:

"There's still much to learn about the games, including the final name..."

The final name has already been given. Super Smash Bros for WiiU and Super Smash Bros for 3DS. I would bet my entire next month of salary that those names stay put. This reminds me of when Mario Kart 7 was announced and people were like "No way that's the final name. It's too stupid."

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#31

bizcuthammer commented on Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U eShop / Game Boy...:

Metroid Fusion was one of the reasons (along with Golden Sun and the knowledge that eventually it'd have new Pokemon games) that I bought my GBA in early 2002. It released the same day as Metroid Prime, and 14 year old me was so excited to finally have not just one, but two, great new Metroid games to play.

If only we were so lucky in 2014...

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#33

bizcuthammer commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

@Datasun_7 thats cause unlike WiiU, 3DS has a ton of games already available that are worth replaying like Link Between Worlds, Pokemon XY, Animal Crossing New Leaf and Fire Emblem: Awakening. Not to mention a much better eshop selection with stuff like SteamWorld Dig and Pushmo. WiiU's library has very little must-own games. It has a lot of solid ones, but nothing that really compares to the level of quality titles that are on 3DS.

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#34

bizcuthammer commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

I don't see enough of a difference to really care. Also, SS is still in stores, and anyone with a WiiU can buy it and play it. Wind Waker being remade makes sense, as it isnt available anywhere at retail and Nintendo refuses to put GCN games on VC. Remaking Skyward Sword (which btw is my favorite Zelda) isnt justified with just a simple graphics upgrade. In fact, simply upgrading a game's graphics is never a good reason. Games should only be remade if they're getting a gameplay overhaul, or if they're old enough to be out of retail for a previous gen console and said game is a classic worth remaking. But no Wii game needs to be remade except for maybe Xenoblade, seeing as how its so hard to find at retail in the west.

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#35

bizcuthammer commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

The biggest prank against Nintendo came from Moore when he called Nintendo "partners" of EA. If that relationship is a partnership, i'd hate to see how EA treats its enemies.

EA blows anyway. They haven 't made a great game in their entire history. Battlefield 4 is a broken mess, their sports games have less innovation in them than the CoD series does every year, and the new SimCity has been one of the biggest disappointments in PC gaming history. Not to mention that every game Bioware has released under the EA label has paled in comparison to the ones they published themselves.

EA is by far the worst company in gaming, and if it weren't for the millions of casual gamers that buy Madden and FIFA every year, even though its the same game they made last year, maybe they wouldn't be so annoyingly arrogant and anti-consumer.

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#36

bizcuthammer commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:

I have W101, good but not great game. Definitely worth $30 though. Its a little too short and awkward in its control scheme to be worth the full $60 pricetag though, imo. I paid that price, but in hindsight i think i'd have waited.

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#37

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

@SecondServing as much as i'd love to get Zelda U in 2014, i don't see any way in the universe that happens, as it hasnt even officially been announced yet. However, if they show it at E3 and at the end say 'Coming Fall 2014,' then Nintendo wins E3, no matter what else they or the other companies show off.

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#38

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

It was a tough choice between Smash Bros and X, but i chose Smash... Mostly because i still am not convinced that X will see a western release this year. We havent seen much footage on it, and everything we have seen has been all in Japanese. Seeing how huge the game is gonna be , it'll take months to localize. Dont see how it possibly leaves Japan til spring 2015 at the earliest based on what we've seen.

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#40

bizcuthammer commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

While i'm not a huge Iwata supporter (i think he's mostly responsible for Nintendo's current, failing philosophy), i don't want the shareholders to have a say in his successor. If they do, we'll see a dip in quality and lots more free to play and mobile garbage from Nintendo, as they'll pick someone that wants what they want. Say what you will about Iwata, but the guy is still a game dev at heart, and knows that the quality of games is incredibly important. Iwata may be responsible for the gimmicky, underpowered hardware Nintendo consoles are plagued with, but he's also presided over Nintendo as they've continued to make the best damn game experiences on the planet. His philosophy on software is great, its his hardware philosophy and marketing tactics that are terrible as of late.

If they replace Iwata with some random guy that has no experience in game development, they'll suffer for it. Nintendo is known for its game quality that no othr company can replicate. They can't give that up for a quick buck in the mobile market.

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#41

bizcuthammer commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

While i'm not a huge Iwata supporter (i think he's mostly responsible for Nintendo's current, failing philosophy), i don't want the shareholders to have a say in his successor. If they do, we'll see a dip in quality and lots more free to play and mobile garbage from Nintendo, as they'll pick someone that wants what they want. Say what you will about Iwata, but the guy is still a game dev at heart, and knows that the quality of games is incredibly important. Iwata may be responsible for the gimmicky, underpowered hardware Nintendo consoles are plagued with, but he's also presided over Nintendo as they've continued to make the best damn game experiences on the planet. His philosophy on software is great, its his hardware philosophy and marketing tactics that are terrible as of late.

If they replace Iwata with some random guy that has no experience in game development, they'll suffer for it. Nintendo is known for its game quality that no othr company can replicate. They can't give that up for a quick buck in the mobile market.

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#42

bizcuthammer commented on Exclusive: Nintendo Developing "Virtual U" VR ...:

Lol. If this was real, the only positive i'd have to say about it is that at least this one looks wearable. Sony and Oculus' stuff looks like it'd be annoying to put on. Not that i care, as VR is likely just a fad that will never be put to proper use like Xbox's Kinect or the WiiU's GamePad or Sony's Move.

Anyways, happy april fools. This was a pretty funny one.

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#45

bizcuthammer commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

I still own the cartridges for Metroid Fusion and Kirby's Amazing Mirror. Lost my copy of Mario & Luigi, though. I just have no GBA that works anymore. I'll definitely end up downloading Mario & Luigi and Fusion. Not Kirby or WarioWare, though. Amazing Mirror isnt that good and WarioWare is not woth $7-8 for me. Might try Advance Wars, though. Looks interesting. I've never played that series.

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#48

bizcuthammer commented on Preview: Mario Golf: World Tour:

Very disappointed in the lack of download play. My house doesnt have the money to dish out on three copies of the same game like that. Also my brother would definitely play this game on download play, but doesnt like the series enough to buy the full game and play on his own. I just dont get why they didnt include it as an option.

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#49

bizcuthammer commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North Americ...:

Good thing there's so much hitting the eshop in April. It'll soften the fact that there are virtually no retail releases that month. O'm looking forward to replaying Super Mario Bros 3, Golden Sun, Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi, and Yoshi's Island. Also NES Remix 2 looks way better than the first one. May have to pick that one up as well.

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#50

bizcuthammer commented on Feature: Bandai Namco Characters We'd Love to ...:

If they're going to use a non-Nintendo character, my belief is that said character has to have at least been in a good, non-ported game on a Nintendo console. Pac-Man and Lloyd fit that list, but characters like Dampierre don't, and therefore don't belong in Smash Bros anymore than Master Chief or Sackboy would.

I dont want any of those characters to be honest. Sonic and Mega Man are enough 3rd party, and at least those characters have meaningful history in gaming and on Nintendo consoles. Only Pac-Man does as a Namco character, so if they have to include a Namco character, it should be Pac-Man.

But there are so many better Nintendo characters (and other 3rd party characters to be honest) that i'd much rather see in the game than Pac-Man.