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Tue 7th April, 2009

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brandonbwii commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

So true about The Letter. Even I go on Miiverse and ask the dev a ton of questions. I guess he's trying to do a beta thing, something not yet supported on Nintendo platforms. I guess he could've made multiple playable demos so we wouldn't have to pay for something so early in development.

As for other NWF based titles, I enjoyed Blok Drop U WAY more than than the reviewer on this site did. It works great as simple time waster and I ended up satisfied after each puzzle.

This is not the same issue as Wii shovelware. Like you said, Nintendo loyalist likely know what they're getting into. If Nintendo should do ANYTHING about shovelware, they should have a seperate list of games listed as under $5 dollars. That would help. I don't feel Nintendo should stop ANY developer from following their dream of releasing titles on their platform. Yes, that includes The Letter.



brandonbwii commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

It's like the image post was snuck in. I read the FAQ on their website weeks before release and they said you wouldn't be able to posts images to Miiverse. So someone messed up by allowing screen posts in the first place.



brandonbwii commented on Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 3.0 in Developme...:

A lot of 3DS users tend not to use an honor system so taking out the friendly fire will be a massive improvement. I was in an online match once and the matchmaking gave my side more teammates than the other. Despite the odds being in my favor one guy endlessly friendly fired and we lost.



brandonbwii commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

I don't think shovelware should be blocked as quality is highly subjective. What Nintendo SHOULD do is have a specific section for game under five dollars. That way the splash screen would show more quality games, since they are typically at a premium ($15).

I'm not one to defend this game though. So many on Miiverse defend games because they're indie or made by one guy. It's frustrating when they do that. Gunman Clive, Retro City Rampage, and Cave Story were done by one guy and they hold up against muti-team AAA projects.

Also how far are you going to go defending an indie and bashing a major developer? If you're going by that logic, then NIntendo's bad decisions should always be defended as they don't have the funds that their competitors do.



brandonbwii commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

I've been in constant communication with the developer on Miiverse asking about all of the negative feedback, including the ending. He claims he was not out to be "cliche" but that this game reflects something that happened to him in his younger days.

I plan to buy the game myself once the first update is released.



brandonbwii commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

I'm tired of picking Smash Bros. all the time on lists like this, so I'm likely the only one to choose Affordable Space Adventures.

I wonder how many people on this site actually know about ASA? I would be looking forward to Watch Dogs, but I fear that it will lack DLC, leaving the package incomplete.



brandonbwii commented on The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed ...:

That doesn't really make sense. Most indie games on all platforms look like they'd be better on a handheld. It's because they're on a budget. It's hard to make the next AAA phenomenon when your budget is in the low thousands. This in no way hurts Wii U's reputation. It helps it.



brandonbwii commented on The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed ...:

Why is everyone competing to be the biggest killjoy? This is a good thing.

Truth be told though, I don't know what makes Wii U better than other storefronts except that it's quality is greatly improved over other Nintendo eshops.

There are plenty of exclusives and the only reason anyone should downplay a port is if said port is inferior to the others.



brandonbwii commented on Exclusive: Getting Into Sync With Dead Pixel E...:

You're opinion is valid, but honestly, do you have to buzz kill EVERY possible announcement. You have very respectable opinions and great insight. I just wish you would let people ride their own hype train once in awhile and let even the fanboys have their fun without resorting to "well Sony/MS gives us this, this and that while Nintendo only does this."



brandonbwii commented on Review: Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop):

The use of the second screen is amazing on Wii U. I'm surprised fewer reviewers mention this. I'm in awe of how I can upgrade everything and even "yeah" Miiverse posts without the game ever stopping or even slowing down. Talk about polish!



brandonbwii commented on Miiverse Update Adds Post Embed Option, Activi...:

I get Yeahs and ridiculous comments when I ask important questions. Typically I feel that I MAY get a legit answer within a 12 hour period, so I let things settle. Only one person ever gave me tips for Pushmo World for example. My questions would get an endless amount of Yeahs though.

It may not have been just the admins. How long did it take your post to get noticed? You could've been spammed by a lot of violation notices from the community, forcing the admins to take action.



brandonbwii commented on KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer ...:

I still find it worth mentioning, even if it comes across as "unfair." Phillip J Reed once mentioned that The Two Bros. was flawed and unpolished. I'm still looking forward to the game on Wii U because I'm cautiously hopeful that it's problems will be addressed in the directors cut, but I'm glad I read the negative impressions in the comments. It's just a way to keep expectations in check.



brandonbwii commented on Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique A...:

I don't know, they've published some pretty bad second party, even pseudo-3rd party stuff before (including NG3 unfortunately. Note I haven't played it myself, but from looking at Metacritic summaries and other reviews). Although I guess their track record is pretty solid aside from that. I really loved LCU.

Mostly because of the whole ADS thing. From what I've seen there hasn't been much running a gunning. Mostly stopping and popping.



brandonbwii commented on KickBeat: Special Edition Wii U eShop Trailer ...:

Sometimes I feel NintendoLife should make mention of reviews these ports have received on other consoles just so we know not to get our hopes up. I've read various summaries on Master Reboot for example that says it fails on multiple levels.

EDIT: Just looked up Kickbeat on Metacritic and it only sits at 67%. That's the lowest a Zen Studios game has gotten so far hasn't it? I rarely agree with Metacritic ratings but I still think it's worth noting.



brandonbwii commented on Review: GEOM (Wii U eShop):

To me it all depends on value. Considering you can get a game like Gunman Clive for a dollar more, that's kinda a big deal. Gunman Clive has set a quality standard of sorts showing you how much bang you can potentially get for your buck.

There are a lot of people on Miiverse saying to buy this or that to support indies. They talked me into getting Chubbins, which I actually find a bit generic and unbalanced.



brandonbwii commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

Oh I see EXACTLY where your coming from. That's why I'm a little concerned. I imagine there will be a huge amount of Toad levels so MAYBE it won't be a problem for me. However a game like Splatoon where the focus is on deathmatch basically is a little more worrying. :(



brandonbwii commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

I did not bite, I just was mentioning what he said. Yes, I know it's PR spin. I do think this game has potential to be fun in it's own right. I just hope there's more to it than what they showed since it's a full retail game.

Hopefully, if it's fun, it's marketing campaign will at least be as strong as Mario Kart 8s. I want them to finally make genuinly fun new IPs instead of small scale ones like on eshop.



brandonbwii commented on Final Fantasy Explorers Announced for 3DS:

Well the only reason later Dragon Quest games and Bravely Default came stateside is because Nintendo published them. Let's hope a similar situation happens here. It sounds like a renaming of Crystal Chronicles more than anything.



brandonbwii commented on E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Excl...:

It's second party. Same as Bayonetta. I think I liked the PS360 version better. Oh well, more games I guess.

It's also kinda funny that Nintendo is funding these stylistically violent games. Before, niche titles like this haven't been successful on Nintendo platforms. Heck, they haven't been successful on other platforms either (WET, Bayonetta, DMC, Stranglehold, HoTD: Overkill, No More Heroes).

Far from million sellers but I applaud Nintendo for actually caring for these sorts of games.



brandonbwii commented on E3 2014: Ubisoft Admits to Holding Back Comple...:

3rd party games don't tend to sell well on Nintendo systems. Even with a helping of years of Ubi support I feel I can count the million sellers on one hand.

The upside this gen though is there is a bigger enthusiast user base for Wii U, so if the sales of the platform itself increases, who knows?