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brucelebnd commented on Shovel Knight's Order of No Quarter Boss Lineu...:
brucelebnd commented on SEGA Planning Seven Releases for Wii U in the ...:
that's great news. I think Sega should captialize on the current drought on the eShop. release some of the stuff they already have on PSN and XBL and I'll buy it all.
who wouldn't buy Sonic CD if they released it on the VC? I don't think it would cost much to port them to the Wii U eShop and they've already been esrb and pegi rated.
brucelebnd commented on Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (North America):
yawn.......... why would I buy a game that's already out on the Wii VC? especially when you'll be able to tranfer them to the Wii U gamepad soon, for a small fee.
it's just stupid, release something that isn't on the Wii VC, something new. wow what a crazy idea
brucelebnd commented on Feature: Ten Smartphone and Tablet Games We'd ...:
no Kemco games?
brucelebnd commented on CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry...:
all I have to say to this is whatever.
american analysts trying to apply an american business model to a japanese company will never work. the japanese think long term where americans and many westerners think short term.
they poo pooed the wii and it was clearly the best selling console of the past gen. basically everybody I work with kids want a wii U and come christmas time they'll get one. families usually buy consoles around holidays and this christmas will be big. it wasn't last year because they didn't really put out any ads nor did they have the titles.
the big N keeps rolling on. every time Nintendo does something it's critized but MS's HUGE mistake with the 720 is being totally over looked but hey it's mircosoft and they can do no wrong in the media's eyes
brucelebnd commented on Analyst: Nintendo of America "Forgot Marketing...:
from everything I'm reading the Xbox 720 is basically DOA, fans absolutely hate "always online" requirement and a lot of people aren't going to like having to pay $240 a year for online servies when they are only paying $45 now.
the PS4 seems like a repackaging for the PS3, some devs are sayings the "PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of low-end CPU, with a low- to mid-range GPU side." so it isn't going to be the juggernaught the PS3 was. it's rumored to launch at $429, which is a lot more than the Wii U. nothing really innovative about it. same repackaging of the same tried and true titles. it's not like they reinvent themselves like Nintendo. no backwards compatability.
I think the Sony and especially Mircosoft will have major problems in the next gen. I think they're gamers will probably just stay at home and play what they have for awhile. the industry always wants to close the casket on Nintendo but it always pulls through just fine. just look at what they said about the Wii
Nintendo will be fine. they'll never get the Madden/FSP gamer. those kind of games sell a lot but Nintendo never really had those people and they don't really need them. Nintendo needs to market to kids like always and keep up with the amazing 1st party IPs, those are a given. bring back the JRPG fans, forget about Final Fantasy, it's garbage. Bring over the Tales series, localize great Japanese and bring them to the North America, not just Europe. that niche market, included with Nintendo's base fans should be enough.
brucelebnd commented on Review: Funky Barn (Wii U):
it's a fun game. I think people forgot that and get caught up in polish and gloss. for what this game is it's fine. it uses the gamepad well enough and it is entertaining. for $30 what do you want?
yeah maybe it should have been an eshop game but still. I agree with @Burning_Spear a 6.5 is fair
brucelebnd commented on Tales Producer Says The Series Could Eventuall...:
I would love it. either you like JRPGs or you don't. I bet without a doubt if if Namco ported the real Tales of Vesperia and not the beta verison on the Xbox to the NA reigon the Wii U would see an instant sales increase.
Nintendo of America should keep on what they're doing but they should seriously considering targeting a few JRPG devs and studios. cater to the JRPG crowd a bit. Op rainfall proved that enough nintendo fans will support JRPGs
brucelebnd commented on Aliens: Colonial Marines Cancelled on Wii U:
ohh well it was a terrible game. Sonic Allstar Racing was great launch title, I hope sega ports Sonic Generations to the Wii U
brucelebnd commented on XSEED Details Game Localisation Costs:
I support XSeed as much as I can. personally I think they should bring over the entire Langrisser series.
5 games is a lot but I'm positive every langrisser fan would buy it.
brucelebnd commented on Talking Point: Playing it Safe in Big-Budget C...:
devs have forgotten about gameplay. Darksiders 2 isn't a good game. it's full of bugs and glitches and it feels half made. it could have been good if they took more time on it. the same could be said any AAA failure. people just are going to be willing to invest $60 in a bad game.
make a good game and people will buy it, it's really simple. it's not about blowing through cash to make the prettiest game but taking the time to make a quality product, which isn't the case these days.
it'll be even worse in the next gen when Microsoft and Sony kill the second hand market. no too many gamers will be willing to take a $70 risk on a bad game.
brucelebnd commented on Retro City Rampage Has Only Sold a Quarter of ...:
it's a great game and worth a buy no matter if "wiiware is dead" or "they took too long"
intergity is rare in business and fans should support a great game and help out an indie dev. if VBlank put anything else out on Nintendo i'll buy it just because they didn't have to take a loss to put it on the Wii but they kept their word and did it.
it's worth it and damn it's only $10
brucelebnd commented on Talking Point: An Open Letter To Nintendo:
if Nintendo is too innovative then why does Sony and Microsoft have motion controls? isn't Sony and Microsoft coming out with tablet-like controllers for their next gen consoles?
the Wii has out sold the SNES, N64 and Gamecube combined and everybody left that system for dead.
I could careless if some devs pass on Nintendo. I don't play FPS, WRPGs or too many EA sports games. you don't buy a Nintendo if that's what you're into.
Nintendo is all about having fun gaming and its best game reflect that. once they drop the price they'll be fine.
what any kids show and you'll see Nintendo commericals. Nintendo is 1st and foremost a family systems in the minds of the general public.
Just Dance 3 sold almost 10 million units on the Wii. Just Dance 3 basically killed all other 3rd party games in sales expect COD games. Nintendo is fine. people forget that games like that sell really well with families.
once the Wii U gets into a family friendly price range they be fine. Nintendo is making a profit off the Delux Model, which is insane, considering it took MS 5 years to make a profit on the 360 and Sony 4 years.
brucelebnd commented on New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A ...:
3rd party devs are just playing a wait a see game with the Wii U, I think..
most reports are that Microsoft and Sony's new systems won't be a huge graphical leap and if they are people won't be able to afford them.
but I think Microsoft has already lost if the xbox 720 won't play second hand games, requires always on always online and no backwards compatible. it's rumored to be $99 to $199 at launch but that's with a 2 contract for subscription to the network. add on to that the games are rumored to be $70. without a second hand market thats a huge investment for a game.
all that to me sounds like a disaster
Sony will have an optical drive and you can play used games.,but with no backwards compatibility I don't think it will do so well. and who knows how much it will cost. Sony doesn't have as much money to play with as Microsoft. so they may over price their console again.
Nintendo could be looking good if Microsoft or Sony fails in the next gen. and a lot of so called experts could be eating it
Nintendo will be fine, if they cut the price on the Wii U, even if it's only the basic then people will buy it.
my only probably is with Nintendo of America. Nintendo systems have interesting looking games but a lot of the time they'll never see the light of day in the North America region., C
Earth Seeker, Tales of Graces, Day of Disaster, Zangeki no Reginleiv, Captain Rainbow and a lot more. I probably would have bought all 5 of those. that's $250. I know I'm in the minority but still.
it's just Nintendo of America that's the problem. people had to beg Nintendo to get Xenoblade Chronicles and Nintendo didn't even bother with Last Story, thankfully XSeed stepped up. Reggie just cares about playing it safe but Just Dance will only get you so far
brucelebnd commented on Square Enix CEO Resigns Ahead of Financial Losses:
Square really over played its hand.
1. they thought FF fanboys would pay outrageous prices for recycled products. really who wants to pay $10-30 for square enix games on iOS when a lot of games are 99cents. their feeble excuse is the games last 30+ hours and are worth it but I'd rather pay $3 and get Kemco's Symphony of Eternity. they don't understand the iOS market.
2. once again they over price games on the wii. think about FF4 after years. once you downloaded everything it is $32 My life as King total price is arpund $30. Life as a Darklord is around $22 with everything. I think that's price gouging hardcore and only the most hardcore of the fanboys will pay for it.
maybe Square Enix should stop over pricing themselves and realize that the product isn't unique or must have anymore. a lot of other devs make great games for a fraction of the cost
stop trying to bleed people dry and make great games that people will buy
brucelebnd commented on Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma:
to actually own the physical game is a lot more rewarding IMO. plus you can borrow or rent a game to try it out, it's a different experience. Nintendo is doing the best there here in offering both.
I know a lot of people who probably won't buy the new Xbox if it doesn't have a optic drive. download only may be the future but I think it's too soon to only offer that. keep options alive
brucelebnd commented on Android-based Ouya Console Will Have NES and S...:
I was thinking about picking up a Ouya just because of the price but when you think about the nature of android games it isn't going to work. think about it a vast majority of android games aren't meant to be played on a TV. the vast majority of them are games you can play for a few minutes and drop. Kemco makes some great RPGs but games like that are the exception.
brucelebnd commented on Talking Point: The Pros and Cons of a Wii U Pr...:
I don't think they need a price cut but if they offered more it'd be more family friendly. toss in a two wii remotes w/ nunchuck and NSMB U plus with the current delux package and people will buy it.
honestly this system isn't going to sell with what's being offered. Nintendo really needs to come off its high horse and realize that more people owning the system is better than no one owning the system. so they don't turn a profit on the machine or maybe a small one, it's better than no nobody buying it.
let's say you want to download Lego City, you'll have to buy an external hard drive which will cost around $70 USD. you'll have to buy one if you own the basic and have nothing else on your dexlue to do it.
let's say you never owned a Nintendo but want to try it out. you pay $349 for the delux, nintendo land and a game pad. you buy a wii mote plus nunchuck $45. you get an external hard drive 500gb $60. you buy a game $60. that's $514 but you can get the PS3 500gb bundle and basically the same stuff for $299.
people might get upset hearing this but your average comsumer could care less about Nintendo or band loyality. they'll go with the best deal.
personally I'll buy a Wii U once they have games I want to play. people forget the Wii was such a hit because it was a few hundred less than the competition. the game were less expensive. if Nintendo expects to expand it's brand or even carry Wii owners over with the current Wii U prices they are setting themselves up for a HUGE failure.
and no Nintendo isn't doom, they have too many loyal fans to fail but just getting by isn't really being a success
Nintendo is charging WAY TOO much. it's not about whether someone has the money or not but do they want to spend it. right now you can get a PS3 500gb hard drive bundle for $299 USD. you can get an Xbox 360 250gb hard drive bundle for $299 USD. the Wii U basic is $299 with an 8gb hard drive, gamepad and no games or an even extra controller. the Wii U delux is $349 USD 32gb hard drive gamepad and nintendo land. let's say you don't own a Wii and want to give the Wii U a try, then you have to pay for Wii mote and nunchuck, that's $45 USD. if you were an average comsumer what would you buy? graphically they are similar but if you buy Nintendo you are paying A LOT more for A LOT less. the masses might be stupid but they know 500 is better than 32 and $299 is less than $349.
brucelebnd commented on Remake Request: Langrisser:
I would love to see it. I'm a huge Fire Emblem fan but Langrisser usually beats them hands down and that's no disrespect to the Fire Emblem franchise. Langrisser and Langrisser 2 are probably 2 of the best games on the megadrive. somebody needs to bring this to the VC or eShop
brucelebnd commented on Review: Jeopardy! (Wii U):
maybe it's just me but I think I'll wait about 3 years and buy it used for $5.
brucelebnd commented on Review: Wheel of Fortune (Wii U):
@nintendomaster i hope so. I'm excited about the new xenoblade game. I can't really blame nintendo, they release great games in japan and sometimes europe, but NA usually gets shafted. day of disaster, tales of graces or mother 3. I know we got xenoblade and the rest but people had to practically beg for those.
I understand it's not all nintendo's fault but nintendo did say it was going to try to appeal to gamers but so far it's nothing, just the same old same old. what if nintendo had namco port the PS3 japanese version of Tales of Vesperia to the the Wii U at lauch. I would have bought a Wii U just for the exclusive and I'm sure a lot of other people would have too. probably all 270k who bought the game for the Xbox.
but you're right when zelda or the new xenoblade comes out I'm buying it. hell they could put skies or arcadia on the eShop and I'd probably buy one. why nintendo abandoned JRPG fans in NA is beyond me. i just hope they make it right with the Wii U
and this is why I don't own a Wii U.
none of the titles out currently justify spending 400+. the best titles on the system are ports for the most part. nothing really exciting on the eShop either. Pandora's Tower and Retro City Rampage hold my interest more than any current Wii U title.
I'm not bashing Nintendo, I just wish they would have had a better selection of launch titles
brucelebnd commented on The Big Wii U Survey:
I'm just going to wait to buy a Wii U. I can't justify spending $350 to just play Nintendo land. Most of the launch titles aren't worth $60. if you think about it you'd be spending 410+taxes if you bought a console and game. can anybody justify spending 400+ to play Mario, because I can't. some of the ports are good like Mass Effect 3 and Arkham City but both of them are $30 new on the 360, I doubt anybody is buying a Wii U just to play a game they can get for half the price on another system. I would have bought one if they had a Zelda or Metroid or even if they got Namco to port Tales of Vesperia the japanese PS3 version. I know I'm not in Nintendo of America market so I'll just wait until something good slips through the cracks.
brucelebnd commented on Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK:
I know. I find it funny how Nintendo invested so much in that market during the Wii era but it hasn't translated to the Wii U. NA was left out in the cold in the Wii era and didn't recieve as much as the EU even though the Wii, the Wii U and software actually sell. I'm talking about titles more than anything else but the irony is clear
Nintendo gets what it deserves. Nintendo left North America out in the cold for many releases, when it's a proven fact every title released in both NA and EU sells better in NA. maybe Nintendo should consider that next time they want to bring games west
brucelebnd commented on The Wii U CPU Is "Horrible" According To Metro...:
with THQ's mystery financial backer who knows if THQ isn't just attacking Nintendo as a proxy for Sony or Microsoft.
brucelebnd commented on Molyneux: "I Struggle To See Anything Amazing ...:
IGN is usually negative towards Nintendo. funny how the Vita totally bombs and constantly gets crushed by the 3DS but IGN just gushes over it. any Nintendo fan should view IGN articles with a grain of salt.
brucelebnd commented on Wii Owners: Microsoft Wants You To Buy The Xbo...:
really the only reason I'd buy an XBOX is to play Tales of Vesperia or Lost Odyssey, maybe a few other RPGs here and there. Xbox arcade is superior, they get Sonic 4 episode 2, Nights and some other titles.
but for me that isn't enough. Microsoft hardware is junk and I'd rather buy a Nintendo system. Nintendo fans miss out on a lot but I hope Nintendo fixes some of those 3rd party problems with the Wii U
brucelebnd commented on Mobile Publisher Believes Nintendo Ecosystem M...:
Nintendo is in it's own universe. Nintendo has always offered a great experience and that's why people keep buying their systems.
brucelebnd commented on This is Why New Little King's Story Isn't on Wii:
just sounds like a money grab to me, a little DLC to milk a loyal fan base.
brucelebnd commented on Nintendo Confirms Financial Loss for First Qua...:
@king, can't aruge that. from what I've seen the eshop is a vast improvement.
I'd buy a 3DS but honestly it doesn't have much that I want to play and the eshop isn't that much better. I just can't justify spending $200 to play a few games and DLs from the eshop, esp if you already own a DSi it's really pointless owning a 3DS.
brucelebnd commented on Yves Guillemot: Nintendo's 'Created Something ...:
I think the Wii U will probably do fine and mostly be the highest selling console of the next gen. it really depends on the price. it's rumored that the Xbox 720 will have no optical drive or backwards capability. which I think will really hurt it. in addition the system will need to be online 24-7, which isn't much of a problem but considering almost all ISP, in the US, have data caps now, it's going to serious hurt the average gamer. considering that the Xbox 720 won't be a huge leap from a techinical stand point, many Xbox gamers may just stick with the 360. plus sony is running with the PS3 for now so the Wii U might be the only option for gamers looking for new game, because we all know devs love jumping on new systems.
brucelebnd commented on Michael Pachter Admits That Wii U Pro Controll...:
I kind of wish I had his job, almost none of his predictions are right. the Wii will be a bust, the DS a bust. PS3 will win the console wars, PSP will dominate the handheld market.. yeah ok.
brucelebnd commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:
it's like Nintendo has localize the games, just bring them over. the hard work has been done. Reggie Fils-Aime is the same idiot who said that a game can only turn a profit if it sells a million units. "Wii games must sell 1 million to turn profit " so loyal NA region fans get the shaft because 150K just isn't worth his time.
@Korbin64, I'm just saying Reggie has done a terrible job with NOA IMO, concerning the Wii. Reggie seems like a bottom line guy but totally forgets the people who are loyal Nintendo costumers. he doesn't give us much in the NA region. I know the Wii U is supposed to bring back the hardcore gamer but if Reggie treats the Wii U like he has the Wii then we are all in for more of the same in the NA reigon. it's not like Nintendo doesn't make great games and it isn't like they don't localize them, just not in the NA region
this says it all but Reggie doesn't care
I'm sorry but NOA is terrible. let's break this down. ok you gave us Pikman 2, however it was YEARS after the fact YEARS!!!. Europe gets Xenoblade, NOA the next year. Europe gets Disaster Day of Crisis and Pandora's Tower and now Inazuma Eleven Strikers. I'm sorry but NA region outsells every other reigon and yet "wii" get the shaft. Reggie only banks on what will sell and totally forgets the niche group that eats all that Japanese import stuff up. Reggie wants everything to sell like Mario Bros Wii but that is utterly unrealistic. it's already been translated, so shut up make the 100K sales and please the fans that love Nintendo.
brucelebnd commented on Amazon UK Lists Wii U at £199.99:
@hank, $180 is what was reported on this site. if you dig a bit you can find it.
@xeno, most companies take a loss and the hardware but granted nintendo didn't with the wii, in fact the wii only cost around $100 to make. Sony lost $307 for every PS3 sold at launch. Sony didn't turn a profit on the ps3 until 2010, almost 4 years after launch. you're probably right Nintendo probably won't go as low as $249 without the gamepad but Nintendo doesn't need to make a huge profit off the hardware, even if they break even they'll be ok.
the components for the Wii U cost only 180USD so $300 isn't a stretch. I think Nintendo will probably sell the Wii U for $249 basic and a bundled package with the with the gamepad and game for atleast $300.
brucelebnd commented on Dragon Quest X Wii Lands in Japan on 2nd August:
squarenix is destroying itself.