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Wed 18th Apr 2012

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Dauntless commented on Nintendo Download: 12th November (Europe):

If the reviews are good for Rodea I'll pick it up when its in the bargain bin. They have this crazy idea that I'm willing to pay 74.99CAD (before taxes) for this game and I'm not. I wouldn't even pay that much for 3D World which could very well be one of the best if not the best game on the system.



Dauntless commented on Rumour: More Evidence Mounts of Twilight Princ...:

Considering that the Wii U can play the Wii version and upscale it to 1080p this is disappointing because there are GameCube games that should be getting HD remasters like Luigi's Mansion & Mario Sunshine. Especially since it seems like Nintendo is never going to add GameCube games to the Wii U Virtual Console. What a waste rereleasing a game many have already played and can still play on the current system.



Dauntless commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

I'm not big on the download only for consoles. For the most part my digital library is Steam/GOG PC only. I usually only buy digital games when they go on sale and never at full price because there is absolutely no resell value.
The reason why I'm lenient towards Steam/GOG digital games and not Nintendo console digital games is because of how the account system works. Nintendo games are tied down to the hardware and if it dies and is no longer supported by Nintendo I'm out of luck. With Steam/GOG games I can build myself a new computer with off the shelf parts and transfer my library over. The only way you can transfer Nintendo games over to another system is if you have the original disc/cart.
I still have my Sega Genesis from when I was little and the carts to go with it. Longevity is something I think about. Digital software doesn't last forever because of the restrictive DRM and that is a big factor in determining if I spend money on it.



Dauntless commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

It sounds like they are going to update the WiiU to XBOX ONE power and throw in a 3DS. Not very exciting.
So 2015 is the last year for the WiiU. Of course there will still be some games in 2016 that were delayed. But this is pretty much the deathblow for the WiiU.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Tatsumi Kimishima didn't understand the game industry in the GameCube era. Why would he understand it now?
Nintendo has been in a decline since forever with the exception of the one time Wii anomaly. With these sales patterns the NX is going to be a failure. Nintendo is aging and more out of touch with each generation.

NES 67m Sales
SNES 49m Sales
N64 32m Sales
GC 22m Sales
Wii 101m Sales
WiiU 10m Sales



Dauntless commented on Pikmin 4 is "Very Close to Completion", Though...:

It better get released on the Wii U because its the last Nintendo system I'm going to own. If they do a dual release with the NX I'm cool with that. The Wii U has only been out for 3 years and if they drop support for it so soon don't expect me to ever support Nintendo again.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I would get one but than I ask myself the same question when considering the real thing. What the hell am I going to do with this crap? I don't have any games that fully utilize it. Amiibos and Amiiqo is a high price to pay either way to unlock some useless stuff.



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

Disappointed about digital only Fatal Frame. It looks like a game that Nintendo doesn't want to support. If this were the Wii days where a digital option wouldn't be possible we would need another operation rainfall in NA.



Dauntless commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

If it comes back it won't be the same. Iwata was a charming likable guy that respected his audience. Even though his English wasn't the greatest you could tell that he was trying his best because he enjoyed doing Directs for the English speaking audience and didn't want to leave them out.



Dauntless commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

So the reason why we are missing so many titles is because Nintendo has to control everything themselves, they are short staffed and don't want to hire addition workers. No wonder why their third party support sucks. All they have to do is give third parties a little more freedom and trust that they can test a rom with their emulator and we could have much more vc titles. I'm not surprised by Nintendo's backward approach anymore.



Dauntless commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

The dust has settled. People are set in their ways. I don't see this converting any XBOX or Playstation owners. If the game was on their system they would probably be praising it. But they are not going to buy a Wii U for a game that looks kiddy.



Dauntless commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

The biggest Wii U news for the last Nintendo Direct was that Fatal Frame is coming. So yeah the wind down is beginning. But this was expected. Nintendo operates on a 5 year cycle. The Wii U came out in 2012. We are in 2015. Nintendo will end support in 2017 if not sooner in 2016. There isn't much time left folks. If we are lucky we may see a 3D World 2 or Pikmin 4 before the end but I wouldn't expect miracles. Zelda can very easily become a dual platform release.



Dauntless commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

I'm sure Nintendo will continue to make fun games but I don't think they will change Video Game Lives. The only thing that will be changing gamers lives is Virtual Reality and that is if it works, and becomes affordable.
On another note I wonder if Nintendo is starting a trend where their codenames sound better than the final names.



Dauntless commented on Nintendo Of Canada Hikes Up amiibo Suggested R...:

I didn't feel like buying it at $13.99. I sure am not going to at $15.99. In all fairness this hike actually puts it closer to the US $12.99 with the current exchange rate. But this is something that should be US $9.99 to begin with, and Canadians didn't get a raise to be able to afford higher prices after the Loonie dropped. I don't see the appeal in expensive Chinese plastic. I would rather spend my money on more games.



Dauntless commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

While I don't doubt that Nintendo will make fun games I find it hard to get excited about a new platform. Its going to be hard for me to justify buying another one of their systems just for a few really good first party titles.



Dauntless commented on Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Eve...:

Seeing fanboys hate the idea is amusing. Most of you have a smart phone. By expanding this gives you another platform to enjoy Nintendo games on and you're upset?
Think of all the different controllers you have used before from past systems ( NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U). Each one rearranged buttons in a different formation, and or added analog sticks, triggers, motion, touch, etc. Each system had stellar software that was designed to match the controller and you were open minded enough to try a different controller each time unlike the Playstation crowd.
They will design the games to match the touch control scheme. You're not going to play Super Mario 3D World 2 on mobile. You will be getting something that takes advantage of mobile's strength.