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cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (Europe):
Still no Trine, eh?
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (Europe):
I'm interested to see reviews of the two VC titles, which I know nothing about.
Does anyone know what's happening with Trine? Last thing I saw was on their own website:
"Sorry for the delay! We’re working very hard and doing our best to get Trine Enchanted Edition released for the Wii U as soon as possible, but we have not set a release date yet. We did hope to get the game released on January originally, but unfortunately we experienced some delays that prevented this from happening. We hope to still release the game during this winter. Thank you for your patience."
They obviously missed the winter window, so any news - why or perhaps even what's causing the delay - would be welcome.
cornishlee commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:
I'll certainly keep an eye out for reviews if and when it launches. I think it's unfortunate that people can praise an 8-bit or 16-bit pixel aesthetic but aren't yet prepared to give a 64-bit 3D aesthetic any credit. (Of course, if I'm wrong and it is just poor programming rather than intentional design then that's another thing entirely).
That video though... the voice-over... eurgh
cornishlee commented on Yoshi’s Woolly World Rated By Australian Cla...:
I'm excited for anything by Good-Feel.
cornishlee commented on Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm...:
I am very, very bored of pixel art games. I'm old enough for it not to seem that long ago that we praised pixel art games (or just 'games' as we called them then) for their amazing, ever more realistic, graphics. As such, novelty or nostalgia this sort of stylisation might have once had wore off a couple of years ago. That said, this does look pretty polished and I'll keep an eye out for it.
Now, what happened to Trine? wasn't that meant to be coming out for Wii U this winter?
cornishlee commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):
I'm a big fan of Kirby but not of touchscreens so, barring some ridiculous offer at some point in the future, I think I'll be holding out on this one and looking towards Yoshi instead.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 19th February (Europe):
I'll be picking up Kirby at some point - it was something I wanted but couldn't get on Wii since it went out of stock so quickly in Europe. With no discount now though there's now rush. I'm guess there maybe some kind of Kirby-themed offer later in the year when Rainbow Curse eventually launches anyway.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Canc...:
Poor apology that's come far too late in the day. Are we honestly meant to believe that they've had significant resources committed to developing this up until very recently? Then they have the gall to say 'don't worry, you can have this other, unrelated thing, on a different product, to make up for it'.
An app that incorporated iPlayer, 4od, etc. I thought was a great idea and something to look forward to when buying the console in 2012. I'd long since given up on it ever arriving but to tell me I can have something else, that I have no interest in, if I go out and buy a 3DS, is insulting.
cornishlee commented on Weirdness: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgott...:
Bob Hoskins, Rik Mayall, Mel Smith, Gerladine McEwan... not bad company!
cornishlee commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:
Also, I'm surprised that Zack & Wiki didn't make the list.
@Rob_mc_1 Agreed. If they release an adventure mode for smash as DLC in the future then that's when I'll by the game. Unlikely to happen, I know.
Muramasa, The Last Story and Fire Emlblem are all titles I struggled to find at retail and so missed first time around. I'd snap them up if they were given a download release.
Madworld, much like Red Steel 2, was a criminally underrated game - in terms of sales at least: under-retailed?
Some great games there that I'd happily revisit but I'd much rather see Twilight Princess than Skyward Sword.
cornishlee commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:
About time - Club Nintendo Europe has been a complete waste of time since the transition to the new hardware generation and the inability to use stars to purchase games. Coming so hot on the heels of the end of the Wii U Premium deal hopefully this signals an intention to rectify that glaring omission.
cornishlee commented on Review: Shiny The Firefly (Wii U eShop):
I'm guessing here, but that's probably a comment on the EU price rather than the US one. Don't forget that this site is based in the EU (UK).
cornishlee commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:
Or you could make new videogames based on this cherished IP. No? OK, I'll be going then.
cornishlee commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):
Quite possibly the most negative video game review I've ever read and if the images are anything to go by it's entirely justified.
cornishlee commented on Review: Heptrix (Wii U eShop):
@brandonbwii Thanks! I never would have guessed it was from an advert! I think I kind of assumed it was from some cherished children's classic.
@minotaurgamer or fire up Tetris Party through the Wii channel.
That 'Silly Rabbit' thing... I know it's U.S.American and I know it's a common reference over there but, well, could someone please explain it to me? I'm 35 years old and I've never understood it!
cornishlee commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sold to Over Ten P...:
'PSP – 8 (18)'
When does it get officially retired?
cornishlee commented on Hollow Knight is a Bit Like Shovel Knight, Exc...:
Taking inspiration from games is one thing but I do wish developers could be more creative with their names.
Frenchy Bird... Hollow Knight... The first thing I think is 'that's an uncreative title designed to make me think of another game, why should this game be worth my money if it's not distinctive and the developers want me to think of another game when asking for my money?'.
cornishlee commented on Frenchy Bird is Flapping Its Way to Wii U in E...:
Official Nintendo Seal of Approval.
cornishlee commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:
'we can only hope is in Australian dollars and not the US variety'.
1 US $ = 1.2 AUS $
In other words it's about the same as the exchange rate between Euro and sterling. I know it's meant to be funny but it's simply inaccurate.
cornishlee commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:
@SanderEvers Yep, something I've mentioned on here many times, but it doesn't stop people blaming Nintendo!
A nice reminder that NoE doesn't set prices on hardware or software for those people who are always calling for a discount.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The...:
And not even a mention for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (or other exclusives such as Lego City and Zombi U, for that matter).
I have to wonder though if this is really that different to previous UK info-graphic campaigns. Indeed, I wonder if this would make me want a Wii U if I stumbled across it not already knowing all of these things (and owning one). Eurogamer did a nice feature yesterday on the history of Playstation marketing in the UK which really puts Nintendo's efforts to shame.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Yea...:
I have no idea what Tumbler's like or what kind of people use it but I am surprised to see Mario Kart so low down the list.
cornishlee commented on Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U):
@Assassinated Completely agree with you. There's arguably too much focus on multi-player these days when I suspect many game players still play on their own. Games should be reviewed according to their own merits or otherwise.
@ThomasBW84 'There's nothing else like this on Wii U'
Maybe I'm missing something but isn't this not that dissimilar to a 3D Toki Tori? Admittedly, I'm only basing that on my Super Mario 3D World experience.
cornishlee commented on Warhammer 40,000's Seminal Space Hulk Is Drift...:
@AJWolfTill Hadn't heard anyone was doing that. In some ways I'd be surprised if it's happening since GW have dropped it from their website. I'd definitely be interested in it though.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):
Don't think I'm getting anything but even so, this might ranks as the best week so far for the Wii U in terms of new content.
cornishlee commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:
I couldn't care one way or another about character DLC but as I've said before an adventure mode, even at £20 or so, would encourage me to pick up the game. If the dual-release and restrictions of the 3DS were one reason for not including a proper single-player mode this time around then surely Wii U-only DLC would get around that problem?
cornishlee commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):
Sadly, I won't be getting this. I was excited when it was announced but the lack of a good single player mode means I won't get as much playtime out of it as Brawl. I have enough trouble persuading my girlfriend to play Mario Kart. Of course, we've known for a while that there wasn't an adventure mode included this time but I still hoped to see something about the single player experience in the review. I guess there simply isn't one.
Still, I'm going to keep hoping for an adventure mode DLC. If that arrives then I'll buy the game.
@Peach64 Yes. Agreed 100%
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):
I can't see Watch Dogs selling anything other than abysmally. Hopefully Ubisoft realise their own role in any poor sales. That said, it's great to see that they've offered the DLC, seeing as that's a common complaint for other games on the system... not that I'll be buying...
cornishlee commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:
I just hope it doesn't get lost in Europe the way that the Wii Kirby game did. If they released that as a digital download on Wii U I'd buy it in an instant.
cornishlee commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:
Exactly right. I was one of those idiots that fell for Nintendo's proclamation of strong third party support for the Wii U ahead of its launch. The first games I bought were Darksiders 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3. I think it was actually over a year of owning it before I bought a first party game.
I eventually saw the error of my ways though and when it came to replace my laptop earlier this year I went the extra mile with a custom-build and now plug that into the TV via HDMI for all of those 3rd party releases I want. Not ideal but it gets the job done.
cornishlee commented on Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule...:
Now I'm excited for the Direct.
cornishlee commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:
Does Nintendo not take note of holidays and traditions around the world? Delay it by 24 hours and more people in the UK will get your message (or does this just mean that Nintendo has given up on the UK market?).
cornishlee commented on Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week:
Well, I bought a copy on Saturday but that was download, so it won't count...
I'd love to see more information on how digital sales reflect physical sales on Nintendo's platforms now, and how this varies according to genre, etc.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:
@Lord Because licensing agreements mean that they earn a percentage of each sale.
cornishlee commented on Activision Retail Titles Are Coming To The Wii...:
Hopefully it does signify some kind of attempt to offer more support in future. They can't really believe that these will sell well at full price so long after launch.
I can't actually say that I'm interested in any Activision titles but it's good news nevertheless. The last disc I bought for my Wii U was Darksiders 2 and I don't plan on buying any more. Even that title I'd probably buy again as a download if they reduced it.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They'...:
@scamander For the reasons you suggest, I've always assumed that it is permanent but it would be nice for that to be officially confirmed.
Still no hint as to whether or not there's a time limit on the Bayonetta offer...
cornishlee commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:
@jgibson75 Insane? Yes, but it's an insanity we all share for one game or another.
@sinalefa Glad you liked it and I'm sure it didn't take itself too seriously - that's pretty much a Platinum hallmark. There are things I wish I could like which ruin so many games for me - superheroes, sci-fi, guns - but I don't and that's OK. There are plenty of things I like that others don't and I shouldn't really expect to enjoy every game should I? Not even every game from one studio.
The superhero thing in W101 was a massive obstacle to my enjoyment of that game. So much so that after the demo I gave up any ideas of buying it (pre-release I'd veered from scepticism to enthusiasm). MadWorld was simply brilliant though and Bayonetta 2 was a main reason behind my decision to buy the console all the way back in 2012.
cornishlee commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe):
Does anyone know if there's a time limit on the Bayonetta offer? I'll be getting both games but I won't be playing them this week, so...
For anyone in the UK interested in buying the games digitally, the cheapest way that I know of right now is to buy B2 from the game.co.uk website. They currently have download codes for £32.99 (the same price they're charging for the disc version). Knowing how eshop purchases have worked in the past this should still activate the Bayonetta discount.