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brandonbwii

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#1

brandonbwii commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@dMo
Nobody cared for it during the NWC when it was just called Blast Ball. Confirming it was part of a bigger mess and then slapping the Metroid name on it just added salt to the wound.

I think the big problem most have with the Digital Event is the lack of substantial announcements. Nintendo focuses so much on surprises during their directs every month that they ran out of things to show at E3. Hell if you were to count the digital event and several Directs that preceded it as part of E3, then they likely won the show again.

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#4

brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

I have about 700 posts or so and I've only been given a warning five time. 2 from bullying (which I kinda deserved in hindsight) and 3 from not marking a few random post as spoilers (they can be overly strict about that).

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#5

brandonbwii commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

@Operative #1
I liked the action in Metroid: Other M actually. If you got rid of the cutscenes, pixel hunting and some other oddities. You were still left with a solid action game, just not a good Metroid game.

I still don't know what to think of FF. I'm all for online co-op, but with Triforce Heroes coming and me still playing Monster Hunter 4 with another Monster Hunter potentially coming this way, FF has no reason for existing. At least until I'm proven wrong with future details.

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#9

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

I don't want to be Debbie downer here about the NX, but it does not sound 3rd party friendly. I seem to recall a developer, I believe Bethesda but could be wrong, said that one of the biggest problems Nintendo faces is trying to keep their systems affordable. Typically in the sense that they want it to stay quiet. That somehow leads frustrating game optimizations.

Based on what I'm hearing of NX, it's going to be the same way.

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#10

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

@Monkeh
Completely agree. I feel they need to do more to capture the imagine like the Wii did but somehow make it long term. Gamepad has it's cool moments like ASA and a handful of launch window 3rd party titles, but overall it's kinda uninspired. Definitely not enough to carry an underpowered system.

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#11

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

Why does everybody hate the Wii? The Wii was awesome. I also will say that 3rd party support is important but not AS important as other platforms. As long as they get enough parity that it's not a joke and continue with high quality 1st party games. They should do pretty well. There name can still mean something.

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#12

brandonbwii commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

People tend to buy games with specific gimmick whether people want to admit it or not. 3rd party games, more so than Nintendo games, have a lot more to prove on Nintendo platforms to get sales. Unfortunately we get too many platform games. It's becoming overkill. We'll take risk when the developers take risks. Apparently Affordable Space Adventures is doing well. Runbow will like find success as well.

Also marketing is still a big factor. I was on the fence about FAST Racing Neo for example, but after Treehouse, it's reached my must-have list.

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#13

brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

They need another new IP like Splatoon ASAP. Also the lack of sales on Codenamed STEAM isn't lack of marketing necessarily, it's just not that great a game. Intellegent Systems other series are far better overall and I think this may be majority of opinion. Otherwise it would grow due to word of mouth.

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#14

brandonbwii commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

@Savino
I love Nintendo innovating with hardware. They just need reason to exist which the GamePad doesn't offer. They needed something bigger like, idk, something cool that the competition isn't doing, but still good.

Wii was great. It complemented the high end systems well. The thing was, though, it's innovation offset the idea of raw power simply due to the controller.

I feel with the gamepad, it wasn't enough to make a system with last gen technology. It was more complicated for the masses and those that might've appreciated the controller is too busy playing XBone or PS4 with their sweet, sweet graphics.

The gamepad, simply, was made for more sophisticated games but the Wii U is not a sophisticated system.

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#21

brandonbwii commented on ​Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Confirmed...:

What do the naysayers have to say now? As I've said before to @Quorthon, the whole "3rd party games don't sell on Nintendo" is irrelevant when your crowdfunded. Not only are we getting a version of the game, it sounds like it will be fully featured (graphics make take a significant downgrade due to outsourcing, but that's not what I focus on when playing). Keep up the good work IGA and Armature. :)

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#22

brandonbwii commented on Parent Trap: ​Splatoon Gets Family Tested, ...:

I've been rather down on Nintendo for not including voice chat, but after video, I can see how that benefits it's family-friendly nature. Sure Friend Chat should still be on the table, but it's quite fine without it.

For those that say "mute button," how do you know that your kid is going to use it? I guess you could disable it in the OS or something, but why should you have to password block your kid from playing a kids' game?

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#25

brandonbwii commented on Curve Digital Reiterates Commitment to Wii U W...:

@Porky
Lone Survivor was awesome. Not scary, but a great challenge that really got me to think. Excellent sound design as well. Personally I would have preferred 'cel' animated sprites like MSFHD but the game as whole, right down to the atmosphere, was survival horror bliss.

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#27

brandonbwii commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

@Peanutosan
I laughed heavily on that. As a 31 year old who frequents Miiverse, I hear you. There was a moment I found funny when there was the heated debate of voice chat in Splatoon. Everyone wanted the option but if Miiverse is indicative of the sorta players who will be playing Splatoon, then I can't blame Nintendo for wanting to leave it out, LOL!

@Tate24
There's Wii U Chat or, even better, Skype for that kinda interaction.

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#29

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

They may use a partner company for porting purposes and it will likely be a different engine altogether. I hope there's an enthusiastic secondary party that may work on Wii U when the goal is reached. Much like how Renegade Kid pushed for Mighty no. 9 and even Yooka-Laylee to be on 3DS.

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#30

brandonbwii commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

@Lord
A lot of people bring up that stamp idea and while it sounds fantastic in theory, I truly wonder how practical it would be? Would you really want to flood of random stamps in a specific community? What if the game is M-rated? If Nintendo adds an age gate, are you still free to use stamps from games geared more toward kids in the adult-centric community and vice versa? There's just so many variables.

Even if everything is kept squeaky clean like it is now, would you really want the stamp of a gun someone earned in a FPS in your community for the latest Mario game?

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#31

brandonbwii commented on The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar:

I just tried it and I don't see the problem. If there was some sort of downtime when you click the arrows then yeah, there would be a problem, but it's near instantanious and you can see how many long it's been since their last posts (as it's always been).

Activity feed is now less crowded and faster. I guess I don't use social media that much, but I actually don't see how it's not BETTER than before.

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#32

brandonbwii commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@JaxonH

"I'll say this: I'm an avid Nintendo fan. I love their games- pretty much all of them. In fact I think the number of Nintendo games I DON'T like could be counted on my left hand.
I also love 3rd party games- but mainly just the elite few that really shine on the same level as Nintendo's own games."

Finally someone here actually feels the same way I do. So much win! ;) Nintendo is one of the few companies that still focus on how a game "feels" to the player. Be it waggle, button, or vibration. Sure we can all complain that a game like Splatoon has fewer modes than other shooters, but how many other games "feel" so satifying just pressing a button or exploring a map?

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#33

brandonbwii commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

I miss the Wii days. A time where "gamers" opinions barely mattered and it was stronger for it. Sure not everything was a winner but if every developer were to succumb to the "I hate waggle" mentality, nothing would ever get done.

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#34

brandonbwii commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

@Quorthon
My God, whenever I see over 100 comments on NLife I know that you're there trying to start a riot. If you don't like anything Nintendo WHY IN THE WORLD DO YOU POST HERE?

1. 3rd party games are usually worst on Nintendo platforms

2. Sales of 3rd party games are erratic, not poor.

I look back on Wii and see the games that were a success. They were the fully featured games that took advantage of the hardware: Early Tiger Woods and PES games, the fully featured NHL 2k10, Shaun White: Road Trip, a couple of Star Wars games etc.

The biggest problem, if you can call it a problem, is that sales went down sequel after sequel. I wish that would happen on other platforms, it would mean more innovation. Yes 1st party almost always sales better but why is that a problem? Link doesn't always sale either know-it-all. Look at Skyward Sword. Again ERRATIC sales. Not poor. I'm not making excuses, I'm stating the obvious.

Also, for you to call out the fanboys, what are you exactly? You're likely like me, over weight and siting at the computer cause you have nothing better to do. You pride yourself on being the anti-fanboy so much you actually RESEARCH everything Nintendo has done wrong in the past. You really need a hobby.

Since I don't want the admins to completely dismantle me I'll stop with the personal attacks. As for us "fanboys" I find many even on this very site to be bitter over the lack of games like Beyond Good & Evil 2 never showing up and even expressing how the lack of sales for ZombiU is a crime.

Apparently whatever fanboys you're speaking of don't exist on the internet, so who are you calling out exactly? What is your point?

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#35

brandonbwii commented on Ronimo Games Explains Pricing for Swords & Sol...:

Looks like @Quorhon is making this about Nintendo and their fans again. Ugh, can't he give it a rest? This is nothing about Nintendo it is about what's right.

Also I'm surprised no mentioned the lack of online play that the cheaper PSN version had. You're paying double price for a game with slightly better art.

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#36

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

@Quorthon
Nintendo owners have every right to be upset. The whole "Nintendo fans don't support 3rd parties" argument doesn't even hold much weight here as the game is crowdfunded. This means that it's worth putting forth the extra effort for a port if it receives enough dough just to make sure ALL fans can are happy.

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#38

brandonbwii commented on Project Giant Robot Will Be Out Sooner Than Yo...:

Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one that likes the Wiimote. Compared to that the Gamepad is a backwards thinking abomination IMO. That said I do tend to enjoy games that focus on the Gamepad like Affordable Space Adventures. Wiimote was just so inventive with endless possibilities while ideas for the Gamepad have been pretty much exhausted since launch.

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#40

brandonbwii commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

Wow, did @Quorthon write this article. It was so negative. Why did it specifically call out Nintendo fans as not wanting DLC? Nintendo's handling DLC just like, and in some cases better, than everyone else and there's nothing wrong with that. I have quibbles with some aspects of what Nintendo is doing but I'm too tired to list them.

Also what's with all the amiibo hate. Yeah it's a "key," so what? I am an adult male and a big fan of Toys-to-Life and Nintendo. The article and many of these comments almost make it seem like I'm "wrong" for feeling that way.

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#42

brandonbwii commented on Wii U eShop Exclusive psyscrolr Heading to Nor...:

I prefer asymetric gameplay over simple touch controls. Oh how I miss games like Rayman Legends and Nintendo Land.

As for pixel art I have no problem with that being in abundance on eshop. What I do have a problem with though is that they're almost always platformers/Metroidvanias, genres that Nintendo has excelled in for years. Where are the role-playing, racing, horror, point-and-clicks etc.? Roguelikes? Or those neat little empathy games you can find on PC? Nope, nothing but platformers and shovelware because "that's what Wii U owners have a passion for."

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#43

brandonbwii commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

@WiiUPS4Gamer
I agree. I'd been on his side and was strongly looking forward to Super Robo Mouse. One day I tried to give constructive advise on how to make Shut That Box a more meaningful multiplayer experience and he just attacked me like I tried to hurt his puppy or something.

Also I disagree with the idea that the loss of ANY developer is bad for Wii U. RCMADIAX is leaving and NinjaPig pulled their games and that's good news for misguided consumers. Fewer bad cheap titles to choose from and now people can focus more on quality premium ones.

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#44

brandonbwii commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

A Link Between Worlds
Mario and Luigi
Dark Moon
Fire Emblem
Super Mario 3D Land
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Mario Kart 7
Resident Evil
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Kirby Triple Deluxe

I intentionally left out remakes as I have mixed feelings about that practice, but if I were to choose, Majora's Mask 3D and DKCR 3D would knock a couple of title off of my list based on quality.

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#45

brandonbwii commented on Remake Request: Super Metroid 3D on Nintendo 3DS:

@Quorthon
For possibly the first time ever I agree with you, although I do love Prime 3 (I'm actually a HUGE fan of motion controls, but to each his own).

Since Nintendo is stubborn with new IP, every time a new title in an existing franchise comes out the first thing I ask is, "what's new". I think Nintendo was right to release Other M in the sense that it mixed things up. It just didn't do it well.

Also I like Nintendo to come up with ideas for their unique control methods. I may not be the biggest fan of the GamePad gimmick but since they banked so heavily on it, make more games that use it intuitively.

Nintendo has a mixed reputation of innovating with main franchise entries (Zelda, 3D Mario, Metroid) and just rehashing (NSMB, Pokemon, Animal Crossing up to New Leaf etc.)

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#48

brandonbwii commented on A Cowboy's Tale from Nexis Games Rides to the ...:

@Statusphere
Don't you fear you're overextending yourself a bit? All of your titles look promising but they all take place in a 3D world which sounds crazy expensive. It would be nice for your main focus to be one title (personally UCraft) before you go crazy with announcements with more hella ambitious projects. From the Nexis website it appears you have 3 action/adventure games, a racing game, and a simulation all it the works. SLOW DOWN MAN!

Also is this the game that NinjaPigStudios said they were helping you with?