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Fri 27th September, 2013

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darthllama commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:


Yes, Club Nintendo of North America has games to purchase with coins which is very nice, but they've been cycling through almost the same games for over a year. North America and Japan are also the biggest markets and ones companies value over all other territories. Japan has always has a cool mix of items to appease their users, while North America tends to get more glitches to steal coins than goodies to spend them on.



darthllama commented on Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Ca...:

The American version is getting a T rating from the ESRB as they gave Toadette breasts and she wears a tank top in that version. I know sex sells....but I'm not sure it normally applies to mushroom chicks. Really odd choice



darthllama commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

I would of been interested in the controller had it had functionality as a classic controller, but its pretty stupid to be able to only use it for one game. Missed opportunity by Nintendo. Making bad decisions though always seems to how they do things. I bet they next announce you can't even use it on a Gamecube!!!



darthllama commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

You may find most of those games tired or boring as hell. You know what you'll also find? They sell. Do you know what most Wii U games don't do? They don't sell. When people go to buy new systems they'll see the "cool" games like COD, Halo, FF, Metal gear and a steady release list. When we look at the Wii U release list there are typically big gaps between releases. This is a business, and if you aren't putting forth the games that draw in the crowds on a regular basis you'll be dead last. That is where the Wii U sits.



darthllama commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

Doesn't matter if the sequels are rehashed or garbage. I'm not commenting on the quality of the game. The fact of the matter is those games sell millions of copies and drive system sales. Advanced Warfare for an example will likely be the best selling game of the year. Right now the Wii U is being outpaced by the new systems despite being a year older. Not having these constant rehashes that continue to sell based on name alone is a big drawback. Nintendo depends on its own releases, but they are limited in number and spread far apart. So they'll always be in the back trying to play catch up.



darthllama commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

This is a great example to the problem of the Wii U. So little games available. I'll definitely be having my Bayonetta/SSB fix, but the overall games available for PS4/XBONE dwarf what Wii U has coming. The major franchises like Advanced Warfare, Assassin's Creed Unity, Dragon Age, Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4, Master Chief Collection, Little Big Planet 3, Evil Within, Need for Speed, Aliens, NBA/NHl15 are all due out before the year's end with other marquee franchises like Metal Gear and Final Fantasy having new entries looming soon after. Without having these big 3rd party franchises, the Wii U will continue to lose out.



darthllama commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

Bayonetta 2's sales are okay given the time of the chart posting in relation to its launch date AND the fact the Wii U install base is low. It is also important to remember that Bayonetta 1 was NOT a big seller in Japan. It had a strong initial week on consoles with larger install bases, but slowly tanked. The PS3 version had sold 130k its first week and only made over 200k sales total. Games like this won't be big sellers until the Wii U's user base is increased with bonafide system sellers like Smash Bros and Zelda which Nintendo has waited a long time to put out.

Bayonetta 1 sales in Japan:
31st October 2009 1 138,864 N/A 138,864
07th November 2009 2 28,075 -79.8% 166,939
14th November 2009 3 12,167 -56.7% 179,106
21st November 2009 4 7,142 -41.3% 186,248
28th November 2009 5 4,587 -35.8% 190,835
05th December 2009 6 3,219 -29.8% 194,054
12th December 2009 7 2,647 -17.8% 196,701
19th December 2009 8 2,604 -1.6% 199,305
26th December 2009 9 2,661 2.2% 201,966
02nd January 2010 10 3,057 14.9% 205,023



darthllama commented on This New Fatal Frame Trailer Highlights the Ga...:

Nintendo needs to bring this over and also a Fatal Frame 1-4 collection! With the lack of actually good survival horror games on consoles these days, these could do great for a system that really needs to flesh out its library. Wii U isn't going to survive with 5 games a year, hardcore gamers want choices.



darthllama commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

I'll be getting that Persona Q 3DSXL day 1.
As far as the NES 3DSXL, that looks terrible. As others have said it looks like a sticker placed on the XL, and it doesn't even look proper. The NES Advance SP looked amazing, this looks like crap. The box looks so much better than the 3DS unit.



darthllama commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

Nintendo Life trolled us. Guys guys, Hyrule Warriors LE is coming to America!!!!!!!!!!!!! To one store!!!!!! That you can't order from online meaning you have to physically be there!!!! And stand in line for hours at a time most people have to work and they'll sell out before you get it!!!



darthllama commented on Video: Which 8-bit Version Of Ghostbusters Are...:

I have both. The SMS one was better, but both really sucked. The Genesis game was the first good Ghostbusters game. Ghostbusters for the Xbox360/PS3 was fun despite a few issues, and I rather enjoyed the play through. Sanctum of Slime was a nice budget titles, especially playing multiplayer.



darthllama commented on Previously Teased Alone In The Dark: Illuminat...:

So a shoot everything that moves FPS shooter? I guess Pure doesn't understand the concept of survival horror that typically means not having the means to shoot everything that moves. With games like Doom 4 coming out on the PC, this title will likely be lost in the dust. The last installment of Alone in the Dark wasn't too bad at all, I rather enjoyed it (PS3 version). It just needed more tweaking to the controls/gameplay, but the PS3 version fixed several stuff like the horrible driving sequences.



darthllama commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

A Bayonetta bundle wouldn't accomplish what they set out to do....sell systems. Despite being a great game, the original Bayonetta had very disappointing sales figures. Putting a mediocre selling game with a mediocre selling system in a bundle together is not a successful strategy. Now putting a Grade A title with a mascot that every soccer mom in the world knows about helps moves systems far better. The system's growth depends on big sells now to generate interest, so putting their best hands forward is the only way to go.



darthllama commented on Nintendo's Unity Presentation Confirms Critica...:

I like classic point-and-click adventure games, but there are some exploration games like Gone Home that are just too uninvolving. You just literally walk into every room in the house, find a diary piece, and move on. No puzzles, no suspense, and the story (though loved by some), is actually very short. Plus there are logical flaws (technically they stole the parents car and the girlfriend is now an army deserter lol). Now it is a big house to explore and I got a kick out of ramsacking it, but in general there just isn't much to do inside. It would of been a whole lot more fun with some puzzles or easter eggs floating about to keep you searching! Adding in more regarding the parents story arch would of also made it interesting, as that actually seemed more interesting than the main plot line so its too bad that wasn't fleshed out during your exploration.

Now the whole conspiracy theories about the game are just silly. There was a lot of effort into putting what is in the game. The house is gigantic, well detailed, and a lot of people legitimately loved the story. Others just hate it for the LGBT theme, which again is just silly. If you hate it for being shallow, too linear, and boring that is fine. Just don't compare it to the Letter which is such a broken mess it needs to be sent to North Korea.

It is good though to see more games coming to the eshop, especially those that have earned praise. The more known titles coming the Wii U way the better. I just recommend those who haven't played it to wait for it to go on sale on the eshop especially if you are uncertain/unfamiliar with exploration games. It really is a budget title masquerading as a full priced title, so the less you pay the better you'll feel.



darthllama commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

I actually really like the look of the unit...but as others have stated the product placement of Super Smash Bros throws everything off. I felt the same way about the Magical Disney 3DS unit as it takes away from the whole aesthetic. If they want to slap it on, do it on the back. Not sure I'd trade my Zelda 3DS model for this. Too bad the Shin Megami one never came, that was by far my favorite.



darthllama commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I was actually expecting something like this. Kind of disappointed as I like tangible items, and always see Japan get the cool swag. I have a lot of the games listed, so settled for Dr. Luigi as the best of what remains. Would of been nice if they let Platinum members choose 2 games (one for Platinum level and one from Silver). That would of at least made it more satisfying. Still its a free game so can't complain too much.

As a poster previous mentioned, this sucks for anyone with only a Wii/DS system still as they get nothing. Well I guess they could sell of the code for some return at the very least.

To the question above, the redemption of a Wii U title does count toward the digital deluxe promotion. So there is that at least.



darthllama commented on HullBreach Studios and Cthulhi Games Retract C...:

Glad to see this is making a comeback. I was interested in it when it was first announced, and wouldn't mind grabbing it. The Wii U needs a lot more diversity in its games. I'd love for someone to bring over the Fatal Frame Wii games and make them HD for the Wii U.



darthllama commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Many would argue that Donkey Kong is supposed to be based on colored individuals!! In seriousness, when people criticize Mario games for being racist, it goes to show how much time they have on their hands. Mario games aren't about race and there are very few human characters as is. Most of the humans are merely knockoffs of the few existing toons in the games including siblings, baby versions or evil versions. The Toads aren't even really supposed to be human, they're bloody mushrooms! Now if you start putting ethnic characters in a game, just for the sake of having them then you start making the game about race. Plus if they ever made an ethnic bad guy....people would really put on their racist caps.



darthllama commented on Video: Musician Lindsey Stirling Dresses Up As...:

Well @Sherman, yes her gimmicks helped make her famous. That is true with a lot of musicians born within the youtube universe as gimmicks are the best way to be noticed in the first place. That doesn't mean she is a bad violin player, because she isn't at all. I bet you can't even give a legitimate answer to how she is bad at it. Not liking her music or style, doesn't take away from her obvious ability.



darthllama commented on Walmart's Mickey 3DS XL Will Sell for $199.96,...:

The price is 1:1 with the normal MSRP of the regular 3DS XL units so its not bad even with the game download code. Special edition units tend to sell vary well even without the game, plus I'm sure they notice that lots of people sell off the download codes anyway.
Overall pretty average design though it isn't as lackluster imo as the Mario/Luigi one or the recent Yoshi one. I would of much preferred the game logo to be on the back of the 3DS as opposed to the front. Would of looked much better imo.



darthllama commented on Star Parodier:

I'd totally of gotten this. Didn't even know it existed in the Wiiware system.



darthllama commented on Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Has Some Interestin...:

I agree with everyone that both dogs look creepy. Not interested in the game though. Not a big fan of shelling out cash for what appears to be just little gimmicky mini games. I'd rather pay for a full pledged baseball game.