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drumsandperc92 commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

it's really too bad for Wii U.
Thing is, customers often have to make a choice, I myself made a choice between Wii U & PS4 a few months ago. I chose PS4, and i'm happy I did, though Wii U honestly probably has the same number of games on it that I want to play currently. But Wii U has been out for over a year now...and PS4 has a steady stream of games I want to play. More in 2014 than Wii U does.
I have to admit, MK8 & Super Smash lately have been making me question my decision, but until those are released and we have a solid idea on what the next Zelda game is going to be, I'm still holding off.
I have a feeling a lot of people are like me.
Right now, MK8, Smash and the impending Zelda game are the reasons that everyone should own a Wii U asap, and yet, they are also the reasons that I'm holding off on owning the system until those games are out. It's a catch 22.
I'm just keeping my fingers crossed than Nintendo can blow us away at E3 this year (even thru a Nintendo Direct)



drumsandperc92 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

@kuribo4 I'm not saying 3D world wasn't a proper platformer. I'm saying it wasn't a proper 3D Super Mario adventure game, following in the traditions of the games I mentioned.
Those games being primarily single player, somewhat longer levels with multiple stars, tied together in an open 'hub' world with more of a story.
SM64 & Sunshine did that best as far as i'm concerned, but galaxy's levels were so fantastic it didn't matter that the hub world was so limited compared to Sunshine before it.
Galaxy 2, I was honestly disappointed they basically ditched HUB worlds. Mario's head ship doesn't count in my opinion.
Super Mario 3D Land/World feels like a natural evolution from the New Super Mario Bros games. Very retro, bringing back a lot of elements of NES/SNES classic mario games and bringing it into today's world.
But since SM64, the console mario games have had a separate line of evolution of an adventure/platformer type game, primarily single player.
I want an entry in that line of mario, which is my personal favorite and more along what everyone expected when Nintendo announced 3D World instead...



drumsandperc92 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

we still haven't seen a 'proper' 3d platforming Super Mario game on Wii U (i.e. SM64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1&2), so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
3D world looks great (haven't played it) but I feel like it might've been pushed out there just to get a Mario game on Wii U quickly. We need an entry in the main line of Super Mario games though!



drumsandperc92 commented on Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgra...:

ok, WOW! this is the first time MK8 has made me truly say wow. the differences are astonishing...what they did to that SNES track to keep it the same yet bring it up to 2014 standards is incredible. And the difference in Moo moo meadows from just the Wii to this!!! truly impressive, now I see what Nintendo can do with Wii U.
Honestly, this game is blowing Smash out of the water graphically, which is too bad because Melee & Brawl were graphical showcases on their respective systems.
Btw, Metal Mario as a character! Awesome.
Now I want to see the next Super Mario game (a true 3D successor) that looks as gorgeous as MK8! The art style is obviously a perfect fit.
Also, I don't own a Wii U yet. But this is definitely a system seller to me, it continues to look better and better!
Once this comes out in May & depending on how I continue to feel about Smash, it seems likely that I'll be picking up a Wii U by the end of the year!



drumsandperc92 commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

completely agree with the article.
If VC and eShop games were tied to a Nintendo Network ID, not a console, it would be a brilliant marketing move, and I would be much more inclined to invest in the digital games.
If a cross-buy system (for games like Smash Bros) as WELL as a way to play 3DS titles thru the TV via Wii U were in place, it would be another major reason for me to purchase a Wii U, AND a 3DS. That would make the 3DS the first handheld i'd own since the GBA.
Not having a unified account system is archaic at best, Nintendo really does need to look towards Sony as an example of how to do it correctly, even if it meant purchasing a monthly/annual fee in order for Nintendo to make it happen.



drumsandperc92 commented on Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amaz...:

man i'm so very tempted to pick up a Wii U soon. I bought a PS4 instead this holiday (it had more games at launch/coming soon that I wanted to play than the Wii U) but you always want what you can't have, right?
The more I see of MK8, and after going back and comparing it to MK Wii, it really does look phenomenal.
Smash has yet to impress me as much, but I'd also love to play Mario 3d World & Wind Waker HD.
Still, $350 for the Wind Waker bundle is still too steep for me after shelling out for PS4. But i refuse to buy a Wii U on ebay, I want to support Nintendo!
Guess i gotta start saving up...I feel like by the end of 2014 (hopefully with a Zelda U and maybe something else announced) there will be no reason NOT to own a Wii U anymore.



drumsandperc92 commented on Little Mac Arrives as a Knockout Challenger in...:

@FilmerNgameR i'm with you! I want shadow!! but I've got a feeling tails or knuckles are much more likely to come before shadow. knuckles would have some sweet moves for Smash, but Tails could be interesting to play with as another temporary-flight type (think kirby) and use projectiles and tech weapons, could be very cool.



drumsandperc92 commented on Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up:

in the Direct video, at 1:45, does anyone else absolutely love the graphic-novel/cel-shaded look to the stage & littleMac vs Samus in that little clip? I know it's not gameplay but its a cool look. Reminds me of viewtiful joe.
otherwise, I'm disappointed in this direct. They had a chance to blow the lid off and get some new hype for Wii U after weeks of bad news, apologies, and promises. Would've been a great time to show off an official Zelda U announcement trailer and/or a new game we haven't heard about.
More info on the same games and not even release dates for games that we've known about since before Wii U even launched (Bayonetta 2, Super Smash, X...)



drumsandperc92 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

@JaxonH i do agree with you, to an extent. Since N64 (which is when I started buying my own systems) I've always owned two consoles every generation, in order to reap the rewards of playing every game i wanted to play. The 'mountains' as you called it. N64/Ps1, Gcube/Xbox, X360/Wii, Ps4 now, and soon, Wii U. But, as you may or may not be able to appreciate depending on your financial circumstances, I do have to think before dropping $300-$500 on a new console, plus extra $$ on controllers and games.
Consoles are an investment, which I think is your point.
My point in my original comment, is that the Wii U currently does not have any games that I really want to play that I can't wait for. Games that I really want to play are currently on X360 and Ps4, and there is a tremendous lineup of software slated for 2014 for Ps4, which will most likely be too many games for me to spend money on alone, so I am going to have to pick and choose out of those. Do you see what I'm getting at?
I'm a gamer & I love games. I own a system to play games. The Wii U doesn't have any games that I'm desperate to play. When I eventually buy a Wii U, it will be when there is a game that I really, really want to play. Then I will have the benefit of owning the system and being able to go through it's back catalogue to play games I missed, such as Super Mario 3D world, DKCTF, Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, etc. But those right now are not giving me that "must have" itch. Not the games, and not the system alone.
If you have the financial means to be able to drop hundreds on every system that comes out all the time, and buy every game you could want to play, good for you. Games aren't that high on my priority list, they come in as a secondary hobby. Life, work, and other things come first for me, often leaving not nearly as much money for games as I'd like.
And to your last remark about sacrificing years of gaming, once you own the system, you can get any games that peak your interest that you missed before you owned the system. So there is no sacrifice. It's just about timing.
I have limited funds, so I chose PS4 when it came out because it had the lineup of games that I wanted to play immediately, and not wait for. I can wait for what's on Wii U right now. When there is something on Wii U that I can't wait for, and the price is right, and I've got the money put aside, that's when I'll spring for it.



drumsandperc92 commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:

to answer the question at the end of the article bluntly, yes.
$200, or $250 deluxe machine bundled with MK8 will move a lot of units, possibly myself included.
Personally as a zelda fanatic I'm waiting on more info about Zelda U, since the games on Wii U I've seen so far look good and i'd buy them if i owned a system, they aren't enough to make me buy the system. Smash looks like a high res brawl to me, Mario 3d world wasn't the mario game i really was expecting or necessarily wanting, DKCTF looks good but the 2d platforming market is becoming fairly saturated again, there's a lot out there, and i haven't even finished DKCR on my Wii yet.
MK8 looks great and who doesn't love MK? visuals look good, and the updates to the game look cool, especially since Ive never played MK7 so the flying/underwater/magnetic stuff is all new to me. If Zelda U looks really good, and MK8 delivers on it's expectations, that would be enough for me to give in and buy a Wii U, but $300 is still too high for me. I'd also need a drop to $200 w/ Nintendoland, or maybe $250 if it was bundled with MK8, Smash, or Zelda.
If they remained at $300, i'd be too tempted to pick one up on ebay for less, which doesn't help Nintendo at all, and I'd want to give Nintendo my money.



drumsandperc92 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:

@TheRealThanos ah, sorry! ign is acting up right now, the homepage is even giving me trouble. but if it works, the article is worth a read. to summarize, it says that even if the Wii U becomes a niche console that is a business flop, it's ok for Nintendo. They've got $10 billion in the reserves. Whether they ride out the storm till the next gen with Wii U, or come out with a new console/rebrand and aggressive marketing extremely quickly, Nintendo will be fine. We the gamers still will be able to enjoy the awesome games on the Wii U.



drumsandperc92 commented on We Cannot Continue Without Winning, But It's N...:

Nintendo needs to dip into their enormous wallet, hiring more man power in order to churn out some AAA nintendo games on the double. give IPs we are all clamoring for to a fresh team, and have them take a crack at it. Imagine if internally, Nintendo had all their major franchises going at once? late 2014 and 2015 could be the year or Nintendo if every month they had a new AAA game out or something, that would make me get a Wii U for sure! More of the same though for MK8 and SSB (which looks like a high res brawl to me, they didn't even really change the character models!) isn't enough to sell the system. I want something that feels more fresh. Thats why i'm looking forward to the new Zelda so much. If it does what they say its going to do, it might be a system seller for me.



drumsandperc92 commented on Kensuke Tanabe Highlights Potential Return of ...:

loved DK64, would rather see a new game like that for DK's next entry. But a new Metroid Prime style game is much more enticing in my book!
Still don't own a Wii U. SM3DW definitely had me thinking about it but other than that I'm still holding out! DKCTF is also something i'd pick up if i had a Wii U but is by no means a system seller for me.
I was glad during the Wii era to see Nintendo revisit 2D platforming, but now I'm left wanting more 3D platforming again.



drumsandperc92 commented on Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda Meets Dynasty Warrior...:

I'm amazed by the amount of confusion on various social media (Facebook, youtube) by users thinking this is the next Zelda game. I guess Nintendo could have been clear about it.
Having said that, I've never played Dynasty Warriors but this could be fun. I kind of like how powerful Link is, but I feel this will get boring fast. One redeeming quality in the trailer is that they seemed to at least have taken Zelda's "Z-targeting" system into account as well as Link's typical move set.
The graphics are definitely disappointing for a Wii U game, but DW never impressed me in the past.

Can I just say though, that I'm loving the outfit for Link?
Seriously - the blue accent cape is great, but that armor! It's just a shoulder thing, but Link looks good with some real armor!
As similar as he looks, this might be the most different Link we've seen for that reason alone. I hope Zelda U considers small changes like this to Link's outfit. Maybe this is a hint at what's to come in Zelda U???
Also, let's keep our fingers crossed that Link's outfits in Smash U have some variety! So far, we've only seen what looks to be SS Link. I'm hoping for this Hyrule Warriors outfit to be included! Plus it would be great if they included the Zelda U link skin, if they know what it will be in time.



drumsandperc92 commented on Rumour: Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 ...:

if both MAJOR nintendo franchises such as MK and Smash are making there way to Wii U in just the spring alone, what the hell else does Ninety have up their sleeve to make us last into the Holiday season 2014???
Can you say, Zelda U Dec 2014?! christ. if those three games came out in one year, that's it, i'd be sold. I'd pick up a Wii U asap.
Thank being said Nintendo has been pretty bad about delays lately. so we'll see.
i'll take this with a grain of salt.



drumsandperc92 commented on VGX Award Ceremony To Include New Footage of a...:

to excite me, it really needs to be the new zelda. also, if it looks good, it will give me confidence that Wii U will still be a success. the new Smash doesn't look much different or better than Brawl, same with MK8 (although that looks a little better to me).



drumsandperc92 commented on Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't S...:

Wii U will definitely see next christmas.
However, after a year of extremely sub-par sales for Wii U, if the same thing happens in 2014, which I suspect it might seeing as PS4 and Xone are in the wild now too, i feel that the Wii U may get it's plug pulled.
What would Nintendo do?
Honestly, I don't know.
It's possible that they release another system with a stronger identity and powerful to be on par with ps4/xbone in a year or two, but I sort of doubt that.
It's also possible and plausible for them to focus on the handheld market only till the end of this generation, that's where they are doing the best anyway.
And put the R&D into the next Nintendo home system, develop it for years and knock everyone's socks off. But that doesn't seem wise either seeing as this gen just started.
Idk. Maybe nothing will happen.
Maybe Wii U will be a slug of a system for Nintendo, and only Nintendo will develop for it for the next 6 or 7 years. I could see it happening, but it might end up costing more than it's worth.



drumsandperc92 commented on Talking Point: The GamePad and its Role Defini...:

I think the Wii U should've been the Wii 2. Wiimote plus ONLY, as well as a "pro" type controller (gamepad controls minus the screen) as an option.
This Wii 2 could've been VERY similar to the Xbone and PS4 in terms of parts and could've been cheaper on account of it using an already existing controller. i.e. no R&D cost or new production cost of a new controller.
Or if it had the same parts as the Wii U does, without the cost of the tablet the console could've launched at $250, had a bigger HDD, and had an enormous price advantage over the new offerings from sony/microsoft.
Oh well. Tablet is cool though, i do like it, it's just something you have to look at with a Pros vs Cons lens, and while it has it's pros, it might just be outweighed by the cons.



drumsandperc92 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

links look good.
I continue to be impressed by only one screenshot each week...and i'm not noticing any significant graphical changes from week to week.
Look at Super Mario 3D World's E3 trailer and compare to the most recent trailers and screens, and there has been a significant upgrade visually.
At first to me the game looked bland, too simple and plain. The visual effects have progressed nicely for all that subtle detail that made the Galaxy games so brilliant looking. It truly looks like an evolution for Mario.
the Smash screens continue to look more like a highres version of brawl as opposed to a revamped or new engine or a generation jump.
Hoping that as we get closer to release, we start to see some progression.



drumsandperc92 commented on These Wii U Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Scr...:

looks good, possibly a bit better than the ps3/360 version but still not up to par with ps4.
i saw a graphics comparison on youtube between ps3 & ps4, and the ps4 had it beat in pretty obvious ways. Higher res textures (so a lot clearer image, a lot more detail), the ocean wasn't blurred in the background on ps4, it was gloriously rendered, the draw distance was much improved, and overall everything definitely looked sharper and clearer. Wii U seems to be somewhere in between. The railing on the boat in the second screenshot shows higher res textures than the ps3, maybe even as good as ps4? but the ocean in that same screen is a blurred background, akin to current gen as opposed to next gen.
Wii U is treading water between the two generations, like we knew it would, if developers actually tried. Glad to see Ubisoft seemed to actually try!



drumsandperc92 commented on Here Are More Gorgeous Super Mario 3D World Sc...:

each new batch of screens looks graphically more impressive then the last, and more fun too.
in many of the screen shots this actually does look very similar to the Mario Galaxy art style, and a natural evolution of it.
Loving the textural details and lighting, while retaining the classic mario cartoony look!
This is what i expected the game to look like when it was announced (i was disappointed), i'm very happy to see that it's looking better and better.
If only the Super Smash bros screens showed as much improvement...



drumsandperc92 commented on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will ...:

jesus. Nintendo gets the shaft AGAIN.
either Wii U misses games completely, or gets incomplete versions (no online) and now, gets charged more? ....what?
Man, let's see how Wii U does this holiday. I hope it the best. But if things don't pick up, the 3rd party situation will only continue to get worse...



drumsandperc92 commented on Microsoft Wants You To Know That Its Surface T...:

@CaviarMeths COMPLETELY agree with you.
In fact, your mention of Netflix sparks an idea...NES & SNES & even N64 games are pretty darn old now, and easily available for anyone with any type of computer to play for free. I've never bought a NES or SNES title on the Wii, because they were just too expensive to make it worth my while.
$8 for a digital game thats 20 years old? Yikes. Bargain bins at Gamestop sell xbox/gcube/ps2 games for under $5...
I think Nintendo should take their massive VC library and make it into a subscription service like Netflix! Could you imagine?
As of now Nintendo Network is free anyway, but maybe if they made a "premium" Nintendo Network account, say $50 or $60 a year (akin to PSN+ or XBL Gold), you get access to ALL VC games for free! Wouldn't that be something?



drumsandperc92 commented on Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of...:

didnt like Other M.
DKCR was great fun so i'm happy their making a sequel, but the Wii U is just so RIPE for a great Metroid Prime game!
BTW, Prime was my first metroid experience. Subsequently i've gone back and played classic Metroid games. The NES/SNES/GBA etc.
But the Prime series was and always will be for me the penultimate metroid experience.
It was the perfect way to do Metroid for the modern era.
I was very disappointed in hearing that Prime was a trilogy, and Retro wasn't going to do another after 3.
I can only hope and keep my fingers crossed that Retro gives us a new Metroid Prime for the Wii U. Idc if they call it prime 4 or something entirely new. A spiritual successor would be fine. But Retro needs to go back and do that style of gameplay again. I'm really not interested in a full Metroid game the way the mini game was in NintendoLand.
Metroid Prime 1 was the best though, wide open to explore, good story, wonderful atmospheres, just exciting stuff!
I'd love a similar game for Wii U.



drumsandperc92 commented on Iwata Asks Explores The Origins of Toon Link a...:

i feel like many, including myself, will be disappointed (however briefly) by the new Zelda game's art style.
There are a lot of parallels to the gamecube era. New, powerful system comes out, and we see an evolution of a 'realistic' zelda as a demo (OoT Link vs Ganondorf on gc, and the HD TP Link vs Gohma on Wii U) that has us all clamoring to see this as a game. On gamecube, we then got Wind Waker (which i do love).
Now on Wii U we may see a repeat, especially since they showed so much interested in how the Wind Waker looked on Wii U, the article even points out,
"Takizawa: That’s possible because of Wii U. In technological terms, the Wii U can present a wide range of brightness, but that’s a somewhat dull way to describe it! (laughs) When we make Zelda games in the future, I think that will be one important point."
At this point, over 2 years since we first saw the Zelda HD Demo, I have become detached from the idea of the new game looking like that, i just don't think it will happen and at this point i'm ok with it.
That being said, THAT WAS THE TP ENGINE RUNNING ON WII U!!! Why the HELL did that not get the green light??? Too much time to release? Leaves me disappointed...



drumsandperc92 commented on Child of Light Co-Op Element Takes Inspiration...:

this game looks gorgeous. i'm happy to see more and more games taking an artistic approach. Simple but engaging and fun gameplay, often as side scrolling 2d indie games (or even games from big guns like Ubisoft here) with beautiful art to look at are becoming more and more prominent! it's an exciting time - honestly i'm with Sony's attitude here, i think we are about to experience a renaissance in gaming and creativity!



drumsandperc92 commented on Nintendo Misses Out on Nikkei 225 as Stock Slu...:

xbone and ps4 are just around the corner but not out yet.
wait one more year, then ditch the Wii U and release another system, one that adopts the x86 architecture and equivalent power to the other 2 systems. Price for $400.
Separate it with better marketing. Call it something entirely different.
Include tablet/wiimote support but the main controller is a standard pad.
Launch Holiday 2014 with upgraded Mario Kart 8, new Zelda, Mario Galaxy 3 (or similar, NOT 3D World), and upgraded SSB4.
revamp Nintendo Network with actual accounts and link to 3DS, Wii U, and new system.
Call it "NEs 7" - marketing strategy=playing on how many systems Nintendo has released, showing experience. similar to how x360 included the THREE sixty in the name to go against PS THREE as opposed to xbox2 which would've sounded inferior.

i know im nuts and thats all a pipe dream but i'd buy that system in a second. Wii U just isn't cutting it for me right now.



drumsandperc92 commented on Eiji Aonuma Advises Adventurers to Hoard Rupee...:

woah woah woah, is Link's tunic not green in that screenshot?
The hat is, as well as the short sleeves, but the main body of the tunic is brown.
I wonder if different colored tunics will play a role like they did in Ocarina of Time?
One can hope! I loved the red and blue tunics.
Also, i spy a hookshot, a bow, two different staffs of some sort, and a boomerang for sale.
This screen is definitely full of surprises!



drumsandperc92 commented on Video: Watch_Dogs Footage Shows Off Hacking, O...:

this was confirmed PS4 footage, but besides some graphical embellishments and a higher NPC count on screen at once, Ubisoft said the game will be basically the same across platforms.
Seeing as this video demonstrates the online integration as well, I hope for Wii U owners that Ubisoft won't skimp out with online modes like some other companies have been doing on the Wii U versions...



drumsandperc92 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

link & kirby look the best graphically speaking.
looks like it's on that metroid: other M stage, and just like last week's screens that stage provides the most interesting and dynamic lighting to show off the graphics.
I also hope that, like Driveclub on PS4, we will continue to see improvements to the graphics in each build.



drumsandperc92 commented on Peter Molyneux Reveals His Favourite Zelda Tit...:

i think there are several aspects of Twilight Princess that I favor over other Zelda games, but as an overall package it's not my favorite.
It's sometimes hard for me to also compare 3D to 2D games, since they feel so different.
As far as 3D games go OoT is my all time favorite, Wind Waker is second. I'd say Majora is tied for third with TP. Skyward Sword is dead last for me.
What I preferred in TP was
1. the graphics - for a "realistic" Zelda game it had a terrific marriage of realism and charm!
2. the combat - most flushed out combat system, Gcube version of course. Waggling was a hassle but the aiming made it worth using the wiimote. But the various combos and fighting mechanics was the best the series has seen in my opinion, and some of the best boss battles. Loved the final fight with ganondorf!
3. The feel - what i mean is the weight of Link in running and fighting, the controls were pin point and tuned perfectly. I loved the pace of his step, the ability to swing your sword while still running, and the character felt weighty.
4. Level design & PARTS of the world, not all. Honestly overall it was one of the worst renditions of Hyrule of any Zelda game. Big but empty, and a bore to ride through. However, I absolutely loved every dungeon in the game, and loved finding the subtle clues of the ancient worlds we've seen in previous games. Perfect example being the master sword in the forest, a nod to ALTTP, and Temple of Time, alluding to Ocarina.
The weak links in TP included the wolf sections, the snooze fest that was Hyrule Field, and parts of the story. I liked the story, but it just wasn't as interesting or captivating as OoT, nor as charming as WW.



drumsandperc92 commented on Video: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD ...:

one of my favorite games and i'll pick up this "remake" when I eventually get the Wii U.
That being said, I feel like I'm less and less impressed by the "HD remake" aspect of it. They completely abused and over did the glowing light during the day time, it's almost annoying to look at. I think it could've been more affective if used much more selectively. Everything else, looks sharper for sure, but they didn't really re-do anything. I think it gives a better sense of depth than the original, looking more like a cel-shaded game and less like a cartoon. Some of the lighting is nice on the characters. Other than that everything else looks the same.
I'm also disappointed in the "Hero Mode" instead of getting a "master quest" style mode. Granted, that would've been a lot of work, and Nintendo wanted to get the game out to please Zelda fans.
I'd love to see a DLC of a master quest eventually!! One can hope...



drumsandperc92 commented on Weirdness: ABC News Tells Us All About How the...:

this is the FRICKEN PROBLEM! Nintendo, you are starting to do some good here with the 2DS and the Wii U price cut.
And you've ALWAYS done great as far as branding to separate your systems, until this generation.
The 3DS, at first glance to many consumers looks like a DS. Granted the 3 in front of the name suggests a successor, but I've met people who were confused by it.
And of course, the Wii U name was a total flop.
No one I've met except a few friends understood that it was a new console.
My girlfriend didn't even get it until I spelled it out for her. Then, she didn't get the point! So I showed her a commercial. Still didn't get what the point was to the new system...
You NEED to do better marketing here.
On a side note, this reporter is totally ignorant. On Tech Bytes? Really? You aren't even going to know that it's D - S, not Dees? After a decade of the DS being out?
Lower resolution? Wii vs Wii U?
This woman has no clue what she's talking about and shouldn't be reporting about it, no excuse on the news. But that being said, there is a problem with the branding right now....



drumsandperc92 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Surprises Us All With the 2...:

haven't bought a wii u yet, and i'm sitting on a PS4 preorder.
I agree with Tom Whitehead that the Wii U won't make it as a premium product, but rather an additional system for PS4/One owners in order to play those amazing Nintendo games. AKA it will be what the Wii was for everyone i know - a secondary console just for Nintendo and the occasional unique 3rd party game.
That being said to see Nintendo finally budge on pricing gives me hope that we will see it drop to $249 eventually, even if not another year or two.
When it does eventually drop another $50, I'm sure many of the games I want to play will be out and I'll finally pick up the system.
To early Deluxe adopters - I think they should offer a massive discount for the eShop download of Wind Waker HD. At least 50% off. I can't see them giving the game away for free, that's way too many copies, but I do think that they should reconcile "early adopters" just like they did with the 3DS. If they are giving early digital downloads of Wind Waker HD who buy the bundle, give that same early download option to deluxe owners, plus some sort of discount. Or at least some free VC/eShop games.



drumsandperc92 commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

saw Nintendo's Wii U deluxe price cut & zelda bundle, and was very happy to see that.
saw this and.......
dear god! what the HELL are they thinking!?
Seriously, a cheaper 3DS without 3D was a decent idea but there are two MAJOR issues with this.
1. Form factor: This thing is UGLY! And NOT portable. And they blew yet another opportunity to add a second circle pad. And what size is it? Original 3DS size or XL? Because they need to offer both.
2. It ditches the 3DS's main "gimmick" - the 3D! It is optional to turn it off on the 3DS already, but to release a version of the system without the option at all is a bad idea - it will only further discourage publishers from making games that take advantage of it. I for one wish that Nintendo had never even had the 3D to begin with, it hurts my eyes and gives me a headache. But this just sounds like a bad idea at this point, it will lead to a lot of confusion marketing wise.

One last thing. This is like selling a Wii U without the tablet. Maybe not quite as drastic, but similar enough.



drumsandperc92 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

honestly that metroid other m level is the first screenshot that i've been impressed with graphically, and truly separates it from Brawl. Yeah Link's shield actually looked metal and had reflections and his hair was flowy and what not, but look at the dramatic lighting on bowser, the texture of the stage, everything truly looks like a big step up from Brawl in that screenshot.
I guess the generally flat lighting of most stages, the cartoony and simple look of many characters (mario/luigi, megaman, icarus, etc) doesn't serve to show off the graphics of this game.
Smash is one of my favorite all time series, and it will be fantastic on Wii U no doubt. That's what matters.
But, with the extra power of the Wii U I was expecting more of a noticeable difference between this and Brawl, because this sort of just looked like an up-res of Brawl to me till I saw that screenshot.



drumsandperc92 commented on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Hero Mo...:

glad it's immediately available but i can't STILL help but feel Nintendo has really dropped the ball on this opportunity. I'm feeling disappointed, and what might have been a system seller for a long time zelda fan has turned out to be another something that "ill just pick up when I eventually get a Wii U'
No Master Quest (which I understand would be an enormous effort) no new dungeons?
the hero mode honestly doesn't sound like the right way to make a zelda game more challenging. I felt the same way about hero mode in Skyward Sword, yet if ANY zelda game should have hero mode it should be SS simply because it's such a combat-centric game with the control scheme. Wind Waker, it just seems out of place. Wind Waker is a game that calls for more difficult puzzles, not "no hearts."
The game was way too easy, fun, but easy. It's one of my favorite zelda games. But the lack of new content and "hero mode" over a master quest type deal isn't enough for me to buy the system and game.



drumsandperc92 commented on Satoru Iwata Cites Poor Basic Wii U Sales To R...:

yikes, can't believe Iwata would actually say this stuff. The Basic bundle isn't selling because for only $50 more the deluxe bundle is 9083745987349857 times better!
Why the hell would anyone buy the basic, unless you were dying for the white console??
And the issue absolutely is there...
I'll tell you flat out that since the Wii U was first released I figured it would be my first next gen console. But when PS4 was announced to be $400, I preordered it right away.
If Wii U deluxe was $300 it would've made me think twice. If Wii U deluxe was $250, I'd have a Wii U right now. That being said, I know $250 is unrealistic, we'll be lucky if it costs that low at any point in it's lifespan.



drumsandperc92 commented on New Nintendo Direct Coming August 7th, Focus I...:

hoping for a surprise announcement of another 2013 game but i sort of doubt it.
what i want to see more of is Super Smash Wii U, and in what ways will it be different/an upgrade worthwhile to previous entries? Maybe some news on gameplay modes (SP) and more characters.
Also want to see more of Super Mario 3D World.
I was extremely disappointed by the announcement, I was hoping for a game in the same vein as SM64, Sunshine, and Galaxy 1&2, not the hybrid 3d/2d sort of isometric gameplay of 3D Land. So I want to see more of it, and why it's a must-have title, because right now, although you can always count on Mario games being good, it's not a system seller for me.



drumsandperc92 commented on Talking Point: Wii U and Third-Party Inconsist...:

i'll eventually own a Wii U in two or three years, after all of the big Nintendo games I want to play are on it, just as I did with the Wii.
At first I was stoked to be able to have a full library of a range of big Nintendo AND 3rd party games for Wii U, in fact I had planned on buying a Wii U instead of any other console this time around, thinking the system would be enough to satisfy my needs.
But this has turned out to be quite the opposite. The Wii vs PS360 debacle is happening all over again, except this time the Wii U isn't selling like the Wii did bc of the motion controls.
I'm a diehard Nintendo fan. Owned SNES, N64, gamecube, and Wii. But i've also owned PS1, xbox, xbox 360, and now I've preordered PS4.
3rd party content, plus next gen graphics, AI, huge worlds, online infrastructure, PSN+ monthly giveaways, indie support, and Sony's exclusives just make the PS4 the console to own first.
I'm interested by Super Mario 3d World but it isn't galaxy and that disappointed me. I'm interested in MK8 but it looks like, i don't know, too much the same, a little rushed if you ask me. Same with DKCR tropical freeze. LoZ WW HD didn't do enough new to the game to warrant me needing the system right now to play that version. Heck, even Super Smash for Wii U looks like not enough of a leap forward. SSBB was the graphical flagship game for Wii, and i was expecting more out of the Wii U version.
Sure Wii U is getting the Ubisoft games I'll be getting on PS4, but the PS4/Xbone versions are going to the definitive versions of those games anyway.
I just can't help shake the feeling that Nintendo truly took a misstep here, and missed a golden opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft and Sony, releasing an underpowered, overpriced console too early.
Wii U should've been named different and look different to separate itself from the Wii, it should've been delayed an extra year so it could LAUNCH with Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Wind Waker, etc. And it should've been significantly more powerful, comparable to PS4/Xbone.
I'm all for Nintendo "doing their own thing" but i think they tried to redo the whole Wii thing and it's just not working out for them. I sincerely hope Wii U picks up, and I will definitely be getting one to play some of my favorite franchises in the future, but the Wii U is not a console to own by itself, just like the Wii.
I'm waiting for more games and a price drop.
I hope that next time around Nintendo chooses to get back into the power game and release the best system, because we all know they can. More power is more than just graphical grunt, it's performance, it's size and scope, AI, etc.



drumsandperc92 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hard...:

bundles won't be enough when PS4 is only $50 more.
The deluxe needs to drop to $300, AND be bundled with WW HD, Super Mario 3D World, or the new DKCR.
The 8GB Wii U should be bundled with Nintendoland and be dropped to $250.
They also need to release deluxe white Wii U's for those who want them.



drumsandperc92 commented on Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Racing to Arcades:

i never knew there were mario kart arcade games. this game is clearly in HD, so i wonder how long MK has been in HD in the arcades, or if they only upgraded now because Nintendo finally went HD with Wii U?? it would've been sort of ironic to have an HD Mario Kart in the arcades during the past 7 years while Wii was still SD...



drumsandperc92 commented on Soul Calibur II HD Online Not Announced For Wii U:

this is disappointing.
This was my favorite fighting game (besides Smash) back on the gamecube.
Also, the model Namco made for Link and even the graphics of environments would've made for the perfect zelda game graphic wise, IMO.
I always thought that this was the most realistic looking Link, even after TP came out, and I really enjoyed that.



drumsandperc92 commented on Pikmin Hero Captain Olimar Joins The Smash Bro...:

@Koto Thank you.
I'm with you, mostly disappointed by the graphics. I'm glad to hear the gameplay will be refined but I honestly expected that. I also expected the announced characters thus far (sans Mega Man but that's not shocking) and the details on modes and such that we've heard.
But it seems this Smash is seriously being rushed out the gate by Nintendo. God knows the Wii U needs a saving grace, but at what cost? It's been only a year of development and they are already showing off screens. I'd rather have waited till next E3 for an announcement, with a holiday 2014 release in order for them to really polish the game before showing it off. I feel like what we are seeing is what we will get.
They definitely used the same engine and many of the same models/animations as in Brawl, it looks nearly identical just HD.
I don't even agree with some of the few changes they made - Mario's more simplistic look works but I've always loved the more detailed take on Mario in the smash games. Link is a mish-mash of TP and SS Link, there are things about him that look like both. I'd rather Nintendo just gone with one or the other. SS Link would look great in HD, but TP Link could've looked like he did in the Zelda HD Tech demo! OR if they waited to show it off till next year, they could've potentially used the NEW Link from the new Wii U Zelda.
Look at how incredible Melee looks to the original. How awesome Brawl looked compared to Melee...and at least it was a slightly different look!
This has rushed written all over it, and it's really too bad, because the singular smash title on each system is always one of the most polished, graphically impressive, and incredibly fun games to own on a Nintendo system.