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

Just give me GBA and DS games for my 3DS. How hard can it be?

These games er perfect for the 3DS format. I do not want to play them on Wii U, but on a handheld system where they where meant to be played.



dres commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

This is a smart move from Nintendo. It is going to complement their console business very well. It will give Nintendo some much needed visibility among casual mobile gamers.

A few year ago, all children played on a Nintendo console, but now many use mobile and tablets instead. Nintendo does not play any role for these children, and that could really hurt them in the long run. This initiative will bring Nintendo back on the radar.

I think we're going to see some small mobile spinoffs with Nintendo characters, like SEGA has done with Sonic Jump and Sonic Dash. Games that fit the format.

"Rayman Jungle Run" is also good example of what I think we're going to see from Nintendo. It is a really good runner game, made for mobile and tablets. It is using the same artwork / style as the console game "Rayman Legends", and you really want to play "Rayman Legends", after some time with Jungle Run. Nintendo will probably try something similar with Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong etc.



dres commented on Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega ...:

No, no, not really...
The Master System and Game Gear where technical better machines than the NES and Gameboy. The SNES where perhaps a bit better than the Mega Drive, but that's it. Nintendo's dominance has always been about their great games, not better hardware.



dres commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

Well.. it all sounds very good. But maybe they should start rethink their VC strategy first? Why not make these games cheaper as well? I think they would sell a lot more then.

And why did they not publish GBA games for the VC on 3DS a long time ago? And DS games?
I would love to buy them on my 3DS. I have no interest in playing these games on my Wii U. On the Wii U i would rather have N64 and GameCube games.

Nintendo's VC strategy is a mess, and doesn't make sense at all. They should really focus there first, and listen to consumers and fans.



dres commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Excitebots all the way. I loved Excite Truck on the Wii, and was really looking forward to the sequel. But it sold so badly in the US, that Nintendo canceled it here in Europe. I was very upset about it then.

I really hope we will get it somehow, but I think it was never localized for Europe properly? So it would cost Nintendo a bit of money to prepare it for Europe, and I am not sure they think its worthwhile then. These Wii re-releases seems more like quick cash ins for Nintendo... Sadly :-(



dres commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Great news... if the new program is a global account system available in all countries.

People in here forget that CN was only available in a few select countries. As Scandinavian I could not enter. It's is time for Nintendo to go Global, and follow Sony and MS in that regard.



dres commented on Review: 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Ma...:

I think that the review is a bit off, when calling Expert Ninja mode a "stern test". The game is much easier and also better in this mode.

I think Expert Ninja mode is the preferred way to play the game, as you are much more in control. I wonder why M2 didn't make this the default way of playing the game, with an option to switch it off? Just as they did with the spin dash in Sonic 1.

In Expert Ninja mode this game is a 10/10 in my book. Really a 16-bit masterpiece.



dres commented on Review: 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Ma...:

Fantastic 2d action platformer, and just a must play. This is one of my favourite games, and the best Ninja game together with Ninja Gaiden.

M2 has done a really good job here. This is the best version of the game.



dres commented on Sonic Lost World Gets Patched Up On Wii U:

There was a lot of games back then, that also felt broken and could have used a patch. But it was just not possible to do that. We just saw these as very poor games, but some of them could maybe have been enjoyable with a patch or two.

Today it's possible to patch a console game, and we should just be happy for that. Most of the games released today are still playable and enjoyable without a patch. Like Sonic Lost World. The patches just make them slightly better.



dres commented on Super Mario 3D World Struggles Against PS4 Tit...:

This is no surprise at all.
PS4 has already sold 250.000 units in the UK. This is much more than Wii U, witch only sold around 150.000 units.

PS4 is also a band new system, and with all the hype and bigger install base, it's no surprise that many PS4 games outsells SM3DW. It's just very logical.



dres commented on Talking Point: It's Time for Nintendo to Drop ...:

I was so looking forward to play Excitebots om my Wii, but it never showed up here in Europe. It just did not sell well enough in the US, so Nintendo of Europe did not bother to release it over here. That really annoyed me. I do not care for japanese games, if they are not translated though.



dres commented on EA Has No Publicly Announced Wii U Games Plann...:

It is disappointing. And also a huge problem for Nintendo and the Wii U.

EA's sport games are very important for the future of the Wii U. These games generate a lot of sales, and a lot of people will skip the Wii U, because these games are not coming for the platform.

Some people in here are way to optimistic. I am also not very interested in many EA games, besides the annual Fifa version witch i really like and play allot through the year. But i know how important these sports games are for a lot of people.

Here in Europe, Fifa is really important. So many people buy Fifa over here. Sadly, I can't see the Wii U generate a lots of sales in Europe without Fifa in its lineup. So even if you don't care for EA's sports games, it will effect the sales of the Wii U, and have a huge impact on the general game lineup in the future.



dres commented on Sonic Colours DS Includes Leaderboards and Onl...:

Looks really good. As a sequel to the first two Sonic Rush games, this looks really promising. Is it really Sonic Team who is behind the DS version? It looks more like a Dimps creation.
The Sonic Rush games wheres the best Sonic games released in the last decade, if you ask me, and two of my favorite DS games overall. Dimps where also co-developer on Sonic 4, and that game also seems excellent.
Maybe SEGA should just handle over the Sonic franchise to Dimps? I think they would bring Sonic back to form.



dres commented on Features: We Want Your NES Stories!:

I was born and raised in a SEGA house. My childhood 8-bit memories are mostly about C64, Sega Master System and Game Gear games. My brother had the Master System and Game Gear, and I had my C64.

But friends and neighbors had the NES, so of course i also played allot of NES games back then. Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Bros. 3, Zelda, Battletoads and all the Mega Man games are the ones i remember the most.

I mostly watched, when my neighbor finished Zelda, while his father drew a map of the gameworld :-).
My brother and I also rented a NES once, just to play MEGA MAN 3. Great times :-)



dres commented on Metroid: Other M Struggles to Ignite UK Sales ...:

Story line? Past Metroid games where full of story. But i was not forced upon you, like with Other M, i think. I Haven't bought or played Other M yet, so what do i know?

But there where a ton of story in the Metroid Prime series. And for the old school Metroid games, like Super Metroid, it had a lot of story, compared to other similar games of that time ( Old Castlevania games, etc. )

Some of us just really like Nintendo's minimalistic approach to story telling, and there 'Gameplay above Story' philosophy.

Look what SEGA did to Sonic the last couple of years. They just followed the game industry trend, and packed way to much story and CGI movies into Sonic games. And it was a disaster.

Nintendo did it all perfect, with Mario. Still kept it simple and classic, with focus on gameplay.

Ok, some CGI movies, and a bit more narrative story telling, compared to the Metroid Prime games, would not hurt the Metroid series. But it just sounds, as if it has taken the upper hand, in 'Other M'.? It doesn't feel like a Nintendo game anymore. But I have to try i myself soon, and make my own opinion. I am just not that excited anymore, and fear the worst.



dres commented on Nintendo Download: 28th May 2010 (Europe):

Year, I think Starwolf_UK has a point. They change some names, that they think are to difficult to pronounce for non-English speakers in Europe ( And there are still many who can't speak and understand English very well in the big European country's. :-) )
This has been the case with movies from NoE, so I think its the same with games. I remember no one in main land Europe could really pronounce "Miss Congeniality", so they changed it to "Agent Catwalk" here in Denmark, "Miss F.B.I." in Germany and "Miss Agent" in Poland, and so on.
"The Interpreter" is another movie that the changed in Europe, and simply translated its title to native language instead.



dres commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd January 2010 (Europe):

I want Super Mario kart.!.. I want more VC games!. Got it Nintendo? I skip all WiiWare games from now on, until they bring back more VC stuff.
Or.. surprise me Nintendo :-) Realese Excite bots in Europe.. that would make up for a lot.



dres commented on Nintendo Download: 15 January 2010 (Europe):

One of the best things about Wii, is the VC. If they quite the VC, i quite the Wii. It's just so disappointing these days. It really feels like Nintendo forgot all about it's old players and fans, and only try to cash in on casual gamers, with crappy WiiWare. If that's what they gonna do more of in the future, then Crash and Burn Nintendo. But ok, we are getting a new Zelda, Mario and Metroid game soon, and thats all fine and good. But please Nintendo.. I love the old games, and i love the VC. Keep more games coming, alright?
And everyone else here... If you love the VC, and haven't bought Shadow Dancer yet. Do it. Its a really good game, and it would make a sign, that we wan't more VC stuff.



dres commented on Review: Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (...:

I love Shinobi games. And this one is good as well, just like the other ones. Classics in my book. They are like a nice mixture of the old Castlevania games and Ninja Gaiden games.
And this one was of course an instant download for me today.
It's just nice with all the Shinobi options on VC.



dres commented on Sega to Abandon Mature Wii Audience?:

@Sean Aaron
Exactly. I don't bother about "Mature" or M/18-rated video games. I bother about good games. Give me a Mario or Zelda game any day over Madworld or The Conduit. They where decent games, but nothing special. It's ok if Sega abandon making "Mature" games for wii, if they use there resources right, and make a good Sonic game instead. Fine by me.. or what about a new Jet set radio for wii? Or Chu Chu rocket for wiiWare?
Now, about on-rail shooters: I really like those games, but i only bought RE: Umbrella Chronicles. Its nice with all these options, and one day i gonna buy Dead Space Extraction or House of the Dead Overkill. But if Sega made a new Panzer Dragon game for Wii, I would buy it on day one.



dres commented on Sonic the Hedgehog:

Sonic 1 for MS is my introduction to Sonic games, and i think its the same for a lot of european games, as the MS was just as popular as the Genesis/MegaDrive over here. I regard Sonic 1 for MS as one of the best games i ever played, and I like those sonic games better than the Gen/MD sonic games. There level design is better in my opinion, and not as confusing. There are just fantastic 8-bit Achievements.



dres commented on Sonic the Hedgehog 2:

Ok. First of all, North Americans need to get this strait. A lot of early Game Gear games where ports of Master system games. Its not the other way around. A lot of those MS titles just didn't get released in North America, but only in Europe and South America where MS was very popular. The MS versions of Sonic 2 was such a title. I had the game for both MS and GG, and it played much better on MS and the big TV screen. Its just not as hard and frustrating with the bigger screen.
So.. to all of you who only played the GG versions of Sonic 1 and 2, just try the superior MS Versions for once.. ( I never understood why Sega put the GG versions on the Sonic Collection discs, they are just not suited for TV.. what a shame.. )