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Thu 9th Dec 2010

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CaPPa commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

I might pick up Kirby RTDL for that price.

For everyone gushing over Sony/MS sales, they really aren't that much better. Generally they discount games just before they go on the 'free' list, which I've been burned by on both PS+ and Gold. To get the full discount you must also be a PS+/Gold subscriber. There are some great bargins from time to time (I recently got Shadow of Mordor GOTY edition for $7) but I've got good deals on the Wii U/3DS too (like Darksiders 2 for $6).



CaPPa commented on Poor Odds of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth ...:

A bad workman always blames his tools...

It's easier to say the Wii U isn't powerful enough than to admit that you're too lazy/incompetent with the hardware. It's not much of a loss though as TBOI sold more because of controversy rather than actually being a good game.



CaPPa commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

I think remastering older generation games is more acceptable, a N64 game doesn't look too good without a graphical upgrade, or going from 240p/480p to 720p/1080p is still a leap; whereas a HD remaster of an already HD game really doesn't add as much. Remasters have their place though and are good for people who didn't play the originals.

I'd rather Gamecube games were remastered than Wii games though, as they're not playable on the Wii U.



CaPPa commented on EA Will Evaluate "Any And All Opportunities" W...:

I evaluate all EA games on all platforms and then decide not to buy them.

I got sick of EA's dismissive attitude towards the Wii U and its owners; so I refuse to give them a single cent of my money. In the event that they do put out a game I actually want I just wait and pick it up used.



CaPPa commented on Red Fly Studio is Trying to Resurrect the Canc...:

Force Unleashed 1 and 2 were both better on the Wii than on the 360/PS3.

Sadly as EA now have control over Star Wars games for the next decade it is unlikely that we'll see anything on a Nintendo system, although if Star Wars Battlefield is any indication that might not be such a bad thing.



CaPPa commented on First Impressions: Taking A Shot At Fatal Fram...:

Fatal Frame is one of my favorite horror franchises so this is a day one buy for me.

Being digital only isn't a big deal, as I already have an external HDD for the Wii U. The 32GB storage on the Wii U seemed ridiculous compared to the XBO/PS4 with 500GB, but after using the 3 consoles it turned out to be of no consequence, as they all require extra storage regardless of how much space they seemed to offer initially.



CaPPa commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

By the time it drops in price (i'd guess around 2018 - 2020) there will probably be thousands of created levels available. It's a game that will just get better with age.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

I'm more comfortable with buying digital titles on Nintendo systems than on Microsoft or Sony systems because of better security and a history of backwards compatibility.

In 10 years your disk might not even work anymore, in fact I'd be surprised if any optical based systems would still be working in 10 years.



CaPPa commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

It doesn't look much different to me, just a little brighter on the PS4 (which I'm not sure is a good thing). Having the map overlay on the PS4 screen is horrible though, so it seems that the Wii U will be the definitive version.



CaPPa commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo a...:

Phil Spencer really is a class act, I liked the way he was humble at E3 about their competition, whilst Sony made snide remarks as usual. He's really turned the Xbox One around since he took over, to the point where I actually bought one.



CaPPa commented on A Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Been Confirmed:

Monster Hunter is Capcom's cash cow so they have to put some effort into it.

I can understand not bringing retail releases to Wii U but not these digital 'remasters' (aka lazy upscaled ports), especially as the RE series has sold fairly well on Nintendo platforms in the past. Not that it matters much to me as aside from Monster Hunter Capcom doesn't release many decent games anymore.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

The GamePad is an incredible controller, imo the best ever made.

For everyone saying 'it's not innovative because the PS3/Vita was doing offscreen play' or 'the DS had touch/2 screens'; then you've really not played games that use the GamePad to its full potential. Admittedly there aren't many games that actually do, but when you see something like Lego City Undercover's scanner featuring motion and virtual views it is clear that the GamePad is doing things that no other system can.

Battery life can be an issue (although not for me as I have the extended battery) but it's not that bad, especially when compared to the DS4 that has no screen and still has a terrible battery life.



CaPPa commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

That's twisting the facts somewhat, as 3 of the N64 titles are running via 360 backwards compatibility. So it seems unfair to count those but not count the Wii BC titles (making a total of 22 games). Rare Replay is also a huge gift, as those N64 360 games originally cost $15 each, which was more than the $10 ones on the Wii U. It's a great collection though and I'm having a blast playing Blast Corps again.



CaPPa commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

I'll be picking up my copy tomorrow. I especially can't wait to play Blast Corps again.

Everyone saying Nintendo wouldn't know how to leverage their titles like this or give such good value, well it did take Microsoft 13 years to do anything with Rare's back catalogue. Nintendo has given some killer deals in the past too, like Bayonetta for free or the free game with MK8.



CaPPa commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

Zombi U was quite a low budget title and I think it would have broke even or made a profit at 800k sales if it wasn't repurposed 3 times (first as a 360/PS3 Rabbids game, then as Killer Freaks and finally as Zombi U).

I get the feeling that it'll lose its appeal on XBO/PS4 though due to loss of GamePad features, the improved field of view and stronger weapons; because Zombi U was a below par FPS to start with but was a great survival horror game. No doubt a XBO/PS4 sequel would just be another Zombie action FPS rather than survival horror too.



CaPPa commented on Ubisoft Launches Its eShop Summer Sale in Nort...:

The first game would likely put you off, I bought it on the 360 for $3 and regretted paying even that much for it. AC4 is the only one that I've actually enjoyed and as it has a different protagonist than the earlier games it'll be a good place to start.



CaPPa commented on Video: This News Anchor Sure Is Excited About ...:

I'm super hyped for Super Mario Maker! The first reason is so that I can build levels tailored to each of my kids, making some easy fun ones for the younger ones and gradually tougher levels for the older ones. The second is after seeing the NWC levels, that I'll be able to challenge myself with some of the craziest levels ever. The third is for being able to share and see what the community will create. Safe to say it's a day one buy for me.



CaPPa commented on Review: Don't Crash (Wii U eShop):

I thought that RCMADIAX was done with the Wii U. His games started out with some promise, but rather than improve on them he seems to just be content putting out cheap shovelware.



CaPPa commented on Ubisoft's Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Confir...:

I think that Zombi U could have been profitable if it hadn't had gone through 3 revisions (from Killer Rabbids on 360/PS3 to Killer Freaks to Zombi U).

Zombi U is a great survival horror game, its strong point was the atmosphere it created but some of that is due to the GamePad additions, so I'm not sure how well that will translate to PS4/XBO.



CaPPa commented on Limbo Looks Set to Finally Arrive on the Wii U...:

I hated Limbo on the 360. To me It just seemed like a basic trial and error platformer hidden behind some moody greyscale graphics. I really regretted spending $15 on it, so I definitely wouldn't buy it on the Wii U.



CaPPa commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

Until we know exactly what the NX will be then power means nothing.

If it is a traditional style console (which is doubtful) then it should be more powerful than a PS4 (which isn't that powerful anyway) or else it'd be too close to the Wii U.

It'll more likely be something very different, but I'm still hoping for a Nintendo/Steam hybrid that'd get the exclusive 1st party games and 3rd party games without the need for a Nintendo version.



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

Nintendo is damned if they do and damned if they don't. They release a Mario game and people are 'oh another Mario game, why don't they do something different?'. If they do something different then people are like 'where's Mario?'.

As for attracting new customers, I'm not sure how they could do that unless they have an appealing new concept (like the Wii), or more horsepower than Xbox/Playstation. There is a mindset with people that they'll buy the FIFAs and CODs on Xbox/PS because they're better on there, or because their friends all play them on there. After 2 gens of that it'll be a tough nut to crack.

I wish someone would have mentioned the new experience of Aliens Colonial Marines on Wii U to Randy Pitchford.



CaPPa commented on Video: Lego Marvel's Avengers Blast Onto Wii U...:

I wonder if this game will be lacking extra content on Wii U like Lego Batman 3 was. That cost them a sale and I'm not sure that I'll bother with The Avengers either as there are too many other games coming that will command my attention/$s.



CaPPa commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

A 1st person Metroid would make the most sense on the Wii U with Splatoon style motion aiming and LCU style scanning.

I'd be fine with any Metroid though, whether it was a 3D or a 2D one for the Wii U or the 3DS.



CaPPa commented on Capcom Reveals E3 Plans and Mega Man Legacy Co...:

Capcom hasn't supported the Wii U at all since RE Revelations, so this isn't too much of a surprise. I wonder how well the games sold on the eShop, it could be either they didn't sell at all so there is no fanbase there or they sold lots so the fanbase already has them. It'd be interesting to see how the Wii U VC sales compare against the PS4/XBO sales.

I don't see me buying any Capcom games on any system other than 3DS anytime soon though and that's only Monster Hunter.



CaPPa commented on Feature: Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Ep...:

I totally forgot that this game was coming out this year. I did enjoy playing KEY with the kids though, so I'll probably pick it up.

Good-Feel should do material type versions of all the Nintendo characters, like a furry DK game, paper Star Fox, jelly Pikmin or hairy Mario.



CaPPa commented on Treyarch Isn't Working on Call of Duty: Black ...:

That's true. The fact that Nintendo makes the best games means nothing to 90% of people, all they are interested in is buying the next console that has their favorite brand name on it whether it be Xbox or Playstation.

I think that it'll eventually lead to a crash though, as people will at some point get bored of continually buying the same sub par games. Hopefully Nintendo will be there to pick up the pieces again and save the industry.



CaPPa commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

I prefer the cut scenes to use the game engine rather than be prerendered, just because it used to be really jarring in the PS2 era when they'd be a beautiful cutscene and then the actual game be nowhere near it.