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cornishlee commented on Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Arriving Next ...:
cornishlee commented on Review: Super Toy Cars (Wii U eShop):
I loved Micro Machines but that was what, twenty years ago? So maybe my memories are rose tinted. I can't remember what the handling was like in that but I don't recall it being like what's described here.
Anyway, that music precludes a purchase as it is.
cornishlee commented on Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Throug...:
The hype machine's working for me.
cornishlee commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:
cornishlee commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:
Agree with FuseBlues. This headline is entirely inaccurate.
cornishlee commented on eShop Funds Now Buyable or Giftable via PayPal...:
But still no eshop giftcards in Club Nintendo rewards.
cornishlee commented on E3 2014: Devil's Third Confirmed As Wii U Excl...:
Still wish Nintendo had bought Darksiders but this does look interesting.
cornishlee commented on Philips Claims Wii And Wii U Infringe Two Of I...:
Weird. As others have pointed out, the technologies described in this article don't match the Wii/WiiU but do sound similar to those in rival products. Meanwhile, the Wii launched in 2007 and they're doing this in 2014?
Hardly makes sense for such a big company to do this unless they're pretty sure of themselves so I can't help but wonder if I'm missing something.
cornishlee commented on Upcoming Child of Light Patch to Rename Diffic...:
So now people who enjoy playing games on normal difficulty are designated as casual gamers? That word already carries so much baggage that I'm surprised studios want to encourage it.
cornishlee commented on Rumour: Nintendo Will Reveal New Hardware At T...:
IF this is true, which is a big 'if', it's worth reminding the chattering masses that hardware does not mean the same things as platform. The Wii U and the 3DS are not being retired yet.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 1st May (Europe):
Best Wii U week in a long while.
And the first time (I think) the the home console update has been listed after the handheld. Probably too easy to read too much into that.
cornishlee commented on Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop:
Anything that resembles Micro Machines gets my attention. As an almost exclusively single-player game player these days though, I wonder if it has much to offer me.
cornishlee commented on German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th...:
Best Wii U news I've heard in, probably, more than a year. I remember my brother and I struggling with this game (and enjoying it) for a long time back in the early 90's. I'll definitely pick it up.
cornishlee commented on You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo...:
Until it downloads automatically and/order is cheaper than waiting for release, this is an exercise in pointlessness.
cornishlee commented on Review: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Wii U eSho...:
Nintendo should release Kirby's Return To Dream Land for Wii U. That game's as rare as anything in the West so most people, myself included, still haven't had a chance to play it.
cornishlee commented on Feature: The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Direct...:
So the Wii U gets another 'old' game?
cornishlee commented on The Wonderful 101 Saving Wallets on Wii U eShop:
@TheRavingTimes That's a very good point. I'm not sure I'd say 'casual' but I do see what you're getting at. I'm not really into superheroes or the bizarre Jap-American humour and, coupled with the garish colours, I just didn't enjoy the demo, which is a great shame. I still have high hopes for Bayonetta though.
@Daisaku36If you like tough third person action games then yes, it's very good.
cornishlee commented on Twisted Fusion Joins the Kickstarter Ranks, Wi...:
'Real time day and night' sounds interesting. You get a different experience depending on what time you play the game?
cornishlee commented on Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto ...:
Great game. If I had anyone to play multi-player with then I'd certainly buy it again for that feature, which should be a lot of fun.
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:
Some good thoughts here - and I'm speaking as a Wii U owner and not a 3DS owner. Particularly good thoughts on the VC: when Nintendo first announced the discount for owners that transferred their data from their Wii I understood the reasons for still making a small charge - it seemed fair for their input. There was a backlash against it though and, a year on, I find myself reluctant to pay even the small fees required to re-purchase games for the new system. In other words, it's no longer a selling point.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo's Expensive New Development Building ...:
Looks like a Kyoto building. Should I have expected something else?
cornishlee commented on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Poké...:
DKC has stuck around at least one week longer than I'd have thought. I must be about the only Wii U owner in the country not to have bought a copy!
cornishlee commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part Two:
Disappointed with Super Mario - maybe that's because I'm only playing it in Single player? It's certainly no Galaxy.
As I said the other day (and anticipating you not mentioning it) my favourite game on Wii U by far is Darksiders 2.
cornishlee commented on Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU e...:
This game alone made me glad to own a Wii U. I don't think I've ever loved a game so much - I played it through four times last year; it's the first time I've ever bought a game soundtrack and it's the first time I've bought a licensed novel. Since my laptop needs replacing now I've gone the high-spec route just so that I have something to play the first game on (even though I'll miss the gamepad, which was put to great use in DS2 on Wii U).
So, as I said in the EU eshop release comments - I'd urge any Wii U owners who don't have this to buy it. Given the comparative price of Wii U retail discs though I can't see many people picking this up digitally at this price and I'm worried that Nordic will use that as a barometer for interest in the IP among Wii U owners. Hopefully they look at original release sales figures, too.
To those asking about DLC, the Wii U version includes most of it, including the 'Argul's Tomb' story/mission DLC. It does not include the final story/mission DLC though, which was never ported.
cornishlee commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part One:
Darksiders 2 at number 1!
Actually, none of the titles in 20-11 interest me, and I have Nintendo Land thanks to it being bundled. Not having video-game playing friends somewhat limits its appeal for me, I'd assume.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 27th February (Europe):
Wait a minute, Darksiders 2? The news here isn't the price reduction but that Nordic have made it available again after it was removed during the final days of THQ.
In all honesty, this is my favourite game on the Wii U and one of my favourites of all time, too. Anyone who doesn't have this should get it but, as others have pointed out, the disc is available for much less elsewhere.
Nordic recently announced a similarly overpriced 'collection' disc on the other formats, stating that they were using it to gauge demand for DS3. I hope the same doesn't apply to this.
cornishlee commented on Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tr...:
As a Brit it's hardly a surprise I prefer the British version. I actually saw it tonight during the Arsenal v Bayern match: it's the first time I've seen a Wii U advert on TV.
cornishlee commented on Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship...:
@Shadowkiller97 Well written. This game shutting off the gamepad screen during regular play is being used as a stick to beat the Wii U with right now and yet this time last year, when developers were publicly using it as an excuse not to develop for the Wii U message boards here were filled with 'just turn the screen off and use it as a regular controller' comments. The first game I played on my U was Trine 2, which is a great game, but I immediately found the screen mirroring distracting.
cornishlee commented on Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definit...:
After eagerly awaiting this as a "day one" title this time last year, I actually only downloaded it last week. I've just completed the main campaign and had every bit as much fun as I could wish for - I've remembered why I was looking forward to it so much.
I wonder if others have a similar story after the release debacle?
cornishlee commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13t...:
@Peach64 Spot on. They're putting a lot of trust and faith in Mario Kart and SSB right now. Frankly, I think we need a Bayonetta 2 level surprise.
As a Wii U owner (not a 3DS owner), I wasn't at all excited or impressed by that. Granted, the streaming issues didn't help - and they need to look into that for future broadcasts - but it didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know. OK, there was another NES remix, which shows Nintendo are pretty much desperate to get anything out for the Wii U right now, but that was it.
A broadcast like that should be a monthly, predictable, affair, not something following a two month silence. The 24 hour notice thing worked well to build hype when these first started but now it's just tiresome. I honestly didn't expect much from this, so I wasn't disappointed, but I think in future Nintendo should schedule a regular date for these and then maybe pull the 24 hour trick to hype something exceptional.
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: What We Expect In Nintendo Dire...:
@faint Thanks. I don't know if I'm surprised by those figures or not; it's certainly a hefty percentage of the install base.
I wouldn't rule out DS games on VC to download after the Direct, not that I'm remotely excited about that.
@Peach64 I'm not sure what sales of Wind Waker were like but an HD remake or two is an interesting and good shout.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Be...:
@micronean It's a good point which always leaves me divided between systems - as a fan of platformers and third person action and adventure games (brawlers not shooters) no one system quite delivers the games I want. I can say that my favourite retail games on the Wii U have been third party releases so far (go figure) - Darksiders 2, which I've now played through countless times (I really do love that game) and Rayman Legends, which I only downloaded this week, almost a full year after being excited and ready to buy it at launch.
Publishers really should learn to look at the quality as well as the size of a userbase if they don't already.
cornishlee commented on Review: Percy's Predicament (Wii U eShop):
I was beginning to think the Wii U was immune to low scoring games. Oh well.
cornishlee commented on Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13...:
"that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the standard broadcast at around 10am Eastern."
Or more people in the US at least. Those times in Europe are not good. I suspect most people will be checking the news after they get to work the following day. I understand that simultaneous global scheduling is difficult but this seems terrible to me.
cornishlee commented on Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its ...:
Interesting to see what their ambitions are - eShop or retail, what type of game, etc.
As other have already suggested, although factually correct the press release reads like a comment from this very website.
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:
"Before the Wii U was launched Nintendo made the right noises about third-party support."
Sorry to say that I bought it. Hook, line and sinker. That was a main reason for me buying a Wii U. If I'm honest, even though I love the system and no promises were made, I do feel cheated and I do now regret my purchase.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 6th February (Europe):
As others have pointed out, the Viurtual Console is something that Nintendo should really be pushing on Wii U at the moment. Sure, they probably don't want it to get a reputation as simply being a machine for old games but it would at least demonstrate that they're constantly expanding the catalogue. Three or four a week wouldn't seem like too much.
cornishlee commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:
No option for 'I don't care about smartphones'?
cornishlee commented on Sakurai Reiterates That There'll Be No Subspac...:
Really? I was away last summer and missed this. Sadly, for me, this game has just gone from must-buy to skipping-it.
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: An Unplanned Flash Sale Looked ...:
Lessons can certainly be learnt from Steam. I imagine they'd also be looking at how many full price games are bought on Steam.
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: Claims of Wii U Third-Party Dev...:
"that previous optimism" played a large part in my decision to purchase a Wii U. More fool me.
cornishlee commented on Devil May Cry's Dante And Lady Are Crossing Ov...:
Interesting... DMC HD Trilogy for Wii U? I can but dream.
cornishlee commented on Fit Meter Iwata Asks Outlines Panasonic Partne...:
Who knows how long it will last for but Wii Fit U has been a big help for me regaining fitness over the last month. A foot injury in the summer left me hobbling for months. Gentle exercise on the Wii (including running - basically bouncing on your toes when you're doing it on the spot) helped me to strengthen those muscles without impact/stress on the damaged foot as well as build up fitness. I've now returned to running outside and I'm going twice as far as I ever managed before Wii Fit U.
@Cyberbotv2 You're probably burning more calories because you're bigger and heavier (just a guess!). Newton's Law.
cornishlee commented on SEGA Offers Atlus Its Dormant IPs and States T...:
Thor: Beyond Oasis?
cornishlee commented on Review: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret ...:
Thanks, I guess my memory's more fickle than I realise. Or maybe there was something else on ITV at the same time. Two whole channels to keep track of!
Did this ever get shown in the UK? I first heard of it about six years ago from an Aussie friend, the same age as me. Reminiscing about our childhoods and cartoons from the early 1980's she brought this one up. I assumed it just never got aired over here but perhaps I've simply forgotten all about it.