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Einherjar

Male, 25, Germany

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#1

Einherjar commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

@KodyDawg Perfectly understandable :) Paying twice for a game should never be a thing really.
Trust me, i do prefer physical copys myself. I even have a dedicated storeroom full of shelfes to store my games in ;)
So id go for a physical release anyday. But with situations like that, i really dont mind going the digital route.
Back when those games were initially released, a physical copy wasnt planned or announced. If i would stop purchasing eShop content because im waiting for an eventual physical release, i would simply go nuts over time :P
Basicly "Shovel Knight Syndrome": Everyone in my Youtube Subs plays this game, everyone talks about it, i see screenshots everywhere, music remixes...and we still havent gotten it in europe :P
Its like dancing through a minefield of spoilers.

So i just get these games when they are initially released and should a physical copy get released later on, i hunt for it online or in stores for cheap as an added collectors thingy. But like you, i wouldnt want to spend much money on it again. Id aim for half or even less of its initial price. So, basicly just paying for the box and the disc, and not the game content :P

Also: "pay twice to play twice" Play twice ? As far as i know, safe files are the same for digital and physical releases. So even if you started the digital versions and get a cheap physical copy, you wont loose any progress.

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#2

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Ralek85 Thanks for the book you wrote me. To be honest, athough i read it all, i still dont really care.
I could go on and ask about the connection between your "emotions" and a valid business decision and all the other stuff, but frankly, i couldnt care less at this point, especially since i start to sound like a record player here.

If you cant enjoy these type of games with a single player campaign, well, thats your problem, not the devs. That still doesnt make any form of online play a requirement or a "basic feature" no matter what year it is or how many decades this has been done by other games.

So please, spare me your lectures about my lack of empathy for your emotions towards a video game. I get that you wont buy it because of that, i still find it silly that this is the deciding factor for it and thats it.

I was about to write something to your "its 2014, they must be able to make it work" comment, but liek i said above, i really dont care anymore. Too much effort to be perfectly honest.
I will just say: "Its 2014, you should know better than this by now" and leave it at that.

Also, dont count on another reply. Maybe if i feel like it and have nothing else to do, but this site is really making me sick lately.

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#3

Einherjar commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

If you dont have problems, make yourself some...
Seriously, physical releases of eShop titles is a "problem" now ?
Stuff like that happens all the time. Some countrys get digital only releases, some get physical only releases and some even both.
Where exactly is the problem with a physical version of a game, that is already present on the eShop ? Because it arrived later ?
Maybe many people asked them to do such a thing because they dont have a good enough internet connection or any connection at all to get those.
Maybe people asked them enough out of collection reasons ?
Who knows, instead of making it into a problem, why not embrace the fact that nintendo still offers physical copys.
The same goes for the recent online multiplayer discussion. I relish the fact that nintendo platforms focus more on local co op modes. Something, many other devs seem to abandon entirely.

@KodyDawg Play the digital version, wait for the physical one to become dirt cheap. Ive done it with many ratchet & clank games on my PS3 lately.
Although i own many titles in digital form already, i ordered the complete series as physical releases for about 70€ this week.
The physical release of NES remix was most likely an afterthought, the same as with super luigi U.
So i just go with the digital version and should they decide to release a physical one later on, i do the above mentioned.

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#4

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Ralek85 So, to recap: You want me to show more empathy in the way of acknowledging the importance, no, the neccessaty of online multiplayer...
So, wheres your acknowledgment of the fact, that online MP is no neccessaty at all ?
Games do not have neccessary components other than to be playable without technical errors. Everything else is purely a matter of taste and preference.

And not buying a single player game because it doesnt feature an online 2 player mode is indeed silly if you ask me.

Also "Also, if it was crap, than your whole -it was barely used- argument goes right out the window" Why exactly ?
Most people never cared about online co op for the simple reasons of it being barely optimised and, quite frankly, boring as all hell.
The games always had problems synchronizing enemy masses. Every player basicly had his own enemys to fight. Its not rare to see your partner hack away at thin air because he sees an enemy that isnt spawned at your end because the game on your end preloaded to many other characters a few meters away.
Optimising this could take quite some time and effort, and when its not done in the main series, it wont happen to a spin off experiment.

Also, like i said, as far as we know, they are talking about story co op, which was also not featured in DW7. Its story campaign was purely single player. Who knows, maybe it will feature an online free play mode ?

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#5

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Thanks for putting it into something more readable ;)
My english is a bit wonky today.

@Caryslan DW7 for instance, also had no online play for the main campaign mode, only for conquest mode. It was its add on (Xtreme Legends) who enabled online play for campaign mode.
But since people are "not buying it now" i guess well never see a sequel or an add on then.

@LunaticPandora Thats what makes me so mad about this. People have no clue what they are talking about and still feel the need to bash everything in sight... Oh well, its not like it hasnt been like this on here for ages...

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#7

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@piggie_pie The other way around.

@Ralek85 First of, "important" feature is debatable. Like i said, online play was barely used in other titles, probably because of the small install base in the first place. And i never said that "improving on ones work is just a silly notion", you implied that. I basicly said the exact opposite in that this crossover could go into a second round should it be supported properly and then be fully featured out.
They are testing the waters with this game. The Zelda franchise never experienced a fully fledged out crossover and even now people are expecting a "real" zelda game.
Puting all their money into the first installment and having people outcry about the game being "no real zelda title" could backfire pretty hard, especially for a studio who is already struggling to stay above water.
If people end up liking a DW game with a Zelda theme, i bet we see a sequel with proper online play. But for now, its one of the least needed features to have.

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#8

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@PorllM Glad to hear that, thanks for not having to read your posts again :D

On a side note: Not being popular is not a constant. Make it popular among your people. Having friends that only want to play specific games instead of having a blast with whatever is available is quite sad.

Also, you called the decision to exclude online co op pathetic.
"I doesnt offer exactly what everything else does, so i wont buy it" is exactly the kind of attitude that made the gaming industry into what it is today. Instead of showing support to something new and say "here, i support it, next time, you can go all out with these features" you are quick to dismiss it.
A wise philosopher ones said: "This is why we cant have nice things"

Its a freakin crossover, niche experiment from a dev, whos barely able to localize his games in the first place. Calling it pathetic is simply ignorant.
And people wonder why 3rd partys generally stay away from this platform...
You simply cant make things right. The smallest blamish and its bye bye to your game.

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#9

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

@Emblem Yup, its people crying for an online mode that no one used in the past. It just isnt worth it for a bunch of people who demand an online mode in literary every game imaginable, when no one ever used it properly anyways.

@Nintenjoe64 My thoughts exactly. The funny thing is, no one seems to care that local co op is a rarity these days, as it is often neglected for online only play. Nothing ever beats a good couch co op mode. And having to bring along a second TV / Console just to play together face to face is just silly.

@PorllM " I only have a few friends that would ever play Nintendo" Time to find new friends i would say. People seem to forget that keeping up dedicated servers for a game costs a sh*t ton of money, and THIS is definitly a niche title. So dont expect it to make enough money to justify server costs.

Let's not poke the flames too much. Leave the insults out -Lz

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#10

Einherjar commented on You Won't Be Able To Cross Swords Online In Hy...:

Well, online play sucked really bad in their other titles, so not a huge loss.
I remember the online lag fest that was DW7 :P

And to all the people crying over the loss of online co-op:
Boo hoo, need a handcarechif for that ? Ruling games out because online play is missing -.- I better shut up or ill probably anger the mods...

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#11

Einherjar commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

@MrGawain xD My thoughts exactly. And it probably took so long because they had to make a female player character model. According to UbiSoft, its darn near impossible to create one and still meet your deadline.

But in all seriousness, in my opinion, most Ubi games are just smoke and mirrors these days. Style over substance, graphics over gameplay.

And to be honest, and although this will attract quite some flaming i guess, i never understood all the praise their games get. Especially not their flaggship series Assassins Creed.
The first one was an interesting idea, vaguely based on gameplay aspects of the "Sands of Time" trilogy in an open world. The second one was a huge step forward and surpassed its predecessor by miles...and then the series stopped evolving almost completely...
Heck, if you want to nitpick, even the title is wrong. For all the praise it gets for depicting "accurate historical events", going by the name Assassins Creed is not really that clever. The Assassins sect is mainly from syria and were mentioned by italian philosophers. So anything beyond that is far from historical accurate. But thats nitpicking on a high level.

Long story short: I really dont care about UbiSoft games. They are just another so called tripple A developer among many others who create games, that are completely interchangeable.
If youve played one modern open world game, you pretty much played them all.

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#12

Einherjar commented on Interview: Eclipse Games on Driving for the Po...:

@shashwat That does look awkwardly similar...
Well, the game is mediocre at best from what ive heard. They probably went for looks over substabce here. The physics are way off, there is little variaty. It just feels unfinished.
With a month or two more of work put into it, it probably could have been a better overall experience.
But what killed it for me was having a track editor without the ability to share tracks. No online MP is one thing, but sharing tracks would have given the game much much more replayability,

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#18

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Noelemahc Sorry for loosing my cool back there. Im just so darn sick of this topic. See, all these people can do is demand. "they are lazy and incompetent for not doing such an easy job". Then, when VC games arrive "These are old games, much to expansive, wont buy"
Thats like daring you buddy to eat a roach for 20 bucks and telling him afterwards that you dont have any money.

First the major outcry for massive WiiU support and now its wrong because its not the 3DS that gets attention. If you respond to stuff like that, youre responding in circles and to be honest, it gets me madder than it should be.
I often bluster into it way more than i should...

Like i said, i never ruled these games out due to the 3DSs weakness. The system is far away from its full potential and regularly suprises in terms of what its actually capable of. But that doesnt mean that emulation on it is a cakewalk either. The ambassador games are implemented rather wonky, even the Miiverse integration wasnt as smooth as it could have been.
Maybe the 3DS OS doesnt take these addiotions very lightly and would need a major overhaul. Who knows. For the moment, all we know is, that its not possible because it didnt happen already.

As a positive outlook: Look at how long it took to link up the NNID to achive a shared ballance between systems. Rumor has it, that they are working on a shared VC behind the curtain. Maybe thats why it takes so long, maybe they are putting these games out on the WiiU first to support it and make them available on the 3DS once the share function is implemented.
Maybe that is the reason for all these stability updates lately, maybe they did more than it was advertised. Again, who knows. Whatever it is, we have no insight into it.

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#19

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Noelemahc First: Im not going to repeat myself again and im only replying out of formality.

Second: Again, emulators =/= emulators. Dont compare monetized "per game emulation" to all purpose homebrew emulators. Homebrew coders are doing it for the fun and the challenge and arent "needed" for other, more important projects.

Third: Last reply on here. If you should still feel like whining, why not give nintendos customer support a shot and call them out on their lazy job directly. Tell them just how easy this actually is, and that they are a bunch of slackers for not doing it right now but spare me (and probably others) another rant.

@IrateGamer My point exactly. "Doable" =/= Worthwhile and lucrative

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#21

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@8bitforever Uhm, no, it wasnt your emulation point that urked me, it was the overall tonality of not knowing what youre talking about and tooting in the same horn as many others, despite the WiiU now being way better suited than ever.
So yeah, if you felt "attacked" about your emulation comment...well, as long as the shoe fits i guess.
I wish people would just learn a thing or two about emulation before talking down an entire company for not flooding the marked with underpriced old games, just to get flak for not realeasing new ones again -.-

But you know what, im out of this comment section. All this nonsense just irritates me. So keep on whining and demanding and see if this changes something.

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#25

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@ZenTurtle If you think i sound condescendingt, well frankly, thats your problem, not mine.
Also, im not defending, im explaining. I could just say "stop demanding stuff you have no clue of"
And "restriction of supply" is just laughable. The 3DS is jam packed with quality software all across the board. And saying that a company is purposly holding back software that would make them quite the extra money just to tease their own paying audience is just ridiculous.

If they would focus on classics, people would whine that they want new software, if the system recieves a truckload of new games they are whining that the classics are missing.
We had these arguments time and time before. This attitude is seriously sickening me. Too much will not be enough.

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#26

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@ZenTurtle From what we know so far, the 3DS cant emulate SNES games for the simple reason that no game has been released so far.
SNES emulation is infact even more complicated than GBA emulation because of its architecture. For instance, many important hardware components were directly build into the game cartridge instead of the system itself (like the SuperFX Chip). And since Nintendo does not use an all purpose emulator thats build into the OS like, say, the PSP did with PS1 games, each SNES game, especially the ones with special hardware, would need their own emulator component catered to this one game alone, which is quite the effort.
And thats exactly the key point here: Effort.
Sure, a dedicated team of programmers could fill the VC library quite easily, but who would pay them ? See, many people argue about this all the time, but the price tags on VC games are actually quite cheap for what they offer. With this price tag, it simply wouldnt be beneficial to make a dedicated team to just concentrate on VC titles. To draw personal from the main team would mean less manpower on new games, hireing more people would be too costly. Thats why the VC never really kicked of properly like fans wanted it to do.
Outsourcing it to a 3rd party developer would mean even more rights management, and you see what happened to a lot of Wii VC titles because of that. Doing everything on your own means, that you are the only owner of both software and rights to it.
Just think a few steps ahead: They would need to pay royalties to this company should they ever use these games again on a future VC platform. Doing it themself would just mean that they can use these newly emulated games off the bat.
You just have to keep in mind: Emulation on a PC is mostly a legal grey area. Emulator developers dont have the preassure that their "products" need to be profitable and should games run wonky...well, than people have to deal with it.
If on the other hand youre a company and you have to keep youre workers fed, you think twice about wasting too much money on software with a low price tag AND about releasing wonky software for money.
Complaints about unreleased classics are easier to stomach than complaints about payed for software that doesnt run properly.

Long story short: Emulation =/= Emulation

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#27

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@JaxonH I dont know about Yoshis Island, except for the screen resolution, it looked like a really great port to me. DK looked worse since everything had to be compressed quite heavily. And even still, the trilogy looks fine for what it is and all three play like a charme.
But @Jazzer94 is right on this one. Technically, the GBA blew the SNES right out of the water.
Just look at Camelots games like Golden Sun or even Mario Golf, the Castlevania trilogy, Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission, Treasure games like Advance Guardian Heroes or Gunstar Future Heroes or even Sword of Mana. The right GBA games were leagues above the SNES in a pure, technical sense.

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#28

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@ZenTurtle Uhm, sorry, but no. Emulation is far more complex than many people make it out to be.
First, most emulation is entirely CPU / RAM based and very few emulators have access to GPUs and such (mostly the plugin based ones use GPUs)
And even then, raw processing power is worth nothing if your hardware cant play along.
Especially Nintendo system often use very unique hardware structures that are specially catered towards the main usage of the system, and i highly doubt that VC games are the main focus here.
Second, although many many people wont believe it, emulating a game is far more effort than it looks like. You cant just slam a Rom file on your system, use a general purpose emulator and ask money for it.
VC games are often emulated nearly 100% accurate. Even PAL games were rendered in their original speed, something modern PC emulators correct by themselfes. What might sound like a terrible idea is a very important point for enthusaists. Dont get me wrong, i prefer that Nintendo provides every region with the NTSC version of these games now, but technically speaking, its nearly a carbon copy emulation.
And doing that takes time and effort. No one would (and should) pay money for half asses emulation jobs, and thats what nintendo tries to avoid here.

If you still think its lazy, try to get Yoshis Island, a SNES title to run flawlessly on anything but a PC. You will have a rather rough time with it.

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#29

Einherjar commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

The SNES and the GBA for that matter are my most favourite gaming systems ever.
I would love to see these titles also hit the 3DS, but what i like even more is perfect emulation, and i fear, that the 3DS might not be capable of that (yet).
As for the 3D Classics, those are made more or less from scratch, using the original games assets. They would work perfectly.
And im sure, with some of these titles, the 3DS would print even more money than it already does.

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#31

Einherjar commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

@Spoony_Tech Nope :P My brain is just weird like that sometimes :D
And to be honest, it fits so well in the overall naysaying crowd :P

Sure, it is a rather weird move, and its easy interpret it with malicious intent, but at the same time, you could also interpret it as an act of courteousness towards their audience:
Maybe they want to avoid retailers artificially bloating up WiiU retail prices on their game. So, to ensure that more people get their game, they let you buy the obviously cheaper one and still get the version you want.
Or it could be seen as a simple adopters pack. You can get the game now and be sure, once you upgrade to a WiiU, you can take your game with you and also upgrade it, so you dont have to play an "old" game on a new system.
For the right people, this could be enough incentive to get them to buy a WiiU afterall, since they already have a game for it. Dont want to let it go to waste ;)

So yeah, my post was an obvious goof :P Just to toot in the same horn as so many others around here.
But trust me, if this article would have been about EA and its FIFA on Wii ehnanigans, only my negative view would be true :P

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#32

Einherjar commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Rel...:

@Genesaur Thanks :) A strong partnership goes farther than simple assimilation. If a company with this size is assimilated into another, you can be pretty sure that some folks have to be fired to compensate the costs.
This will not only bring down their morale, maybe exactly these few people are the ones with the brilliant ideas.
For a good example of this, just look at the history of EA. When they partner with a studio and act solely as a publisher, these people mostly produce very excellent games, like the first Dead Space or the first Dragon Age. Now EA comes into full play and trys to get more influence over the project by further assimilating said studios. The result ? These series completely derailed from what they were supposed to be.

On the other hand, Nintendo has some fine examples that even 2nd party teams can bring out excellent work under them. Look no further than RARE back in the day. They were so good, that they even rivaled Nintendo themselves at their own game :)
Now we have RARE under Microsoft, same situation, just that Microsoft suffocates them in dictating what they should work on.
The result ? People start treating them, the former kings of console gaming, as a laughing stock.

No matter what people say about Nintendo and their often strict policys, but history showed, that they are often the ones, to bring out the best out of a development team, no matter if 1st, 2nd or 3rd party.

Thats why i said partnership over assimilation. Build up trust and a friendly partnership with capcom. Support them financially to keep them alive and in return, they just need to do what they do (or did if you look at them now) best: Make games. Again, few of the most cherished 2D Zelda games are made by them, their best MegaMan titles are to be found on Nintendo consoles etc.
This could be an incredibly strong partnership and from what i see, Capcom is the thorn in the side on this one.

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#33

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Serves Up Over Four Minutes of Awesom...:

@Ryu_Niiyama Samurai Warriors has always been a somewhat on-off series when it comes to localisation. SW2 for example, was the first one over here in germany to not get a german translation.
Then SW3s expansions didnt make it out of japan.
To be honest, i dont really why, but the series always stood in the shadow of Dynasty Warriors, although it incorporates many features that enhanced the games quite well, that took ages to arrive in a DW game properly (character skills, shops, ingame currency, equipment etc)
Maybe it was the more whacky characters that turned western audiences off, i dont know.

And this "surprising depth" is exactly what i mean. When im explaining it to others, i often compare the series to shoot em ups. You could play those just by mashing or holding the shoot button and try to shoot down everything in sight, or you could learn the mechanics of the scoring system and play in a more effective way.
Warriors games are quite similar. You could just hammer the attack button over and over and probably finish the game. Perfectly legit and doable. Some people even prefer it. Or you could learn the so called "charge attacks" and aim for an endless stream of combo hits, an effective way to beat as much enemys without wasting too much time etc.
Then you will learn, that you can beat stages in many different ways. Beating or not beating officers, beating one before the other, intercepting ambushes etc often lead to a different outcome of the battle.
Like a good Shmup, its pattern learning. Know what happens in each stage, try to optimize your time spend in each section, know when to follow orders or when to "cheat the system" and do your own thing.
Unlocking certain items in later games (Orochi 3 for instance) requires quite a lot of planning beforehand to reach the needed KO counter without failing the stage alltogether because you wasted to much time beating peons.

In short, the series has as much depth as you want it to have. If you just glance over it and play it like a button masher, it will be nothing more than that. If, on the other hand, you give its deeper mechanics a chance and play around with them, you can set your own score hunting goals ;)

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#34

Einherjar commented on Nintendo Serves Up Over Four Minutes of Awesom...:

@Dogpigfish Nope, wrong ;) Team Ninja (the ones who did otherM) only contributed the character design. The main developer is Omega Force, a sub division of Koei, responsible for each "Warriors" title.

@All As a die hard fan of Koei and a Dynasty Warriors fan from pretty much day 1 (yes, the fighting game on PS1) i can say:

  • In doubt, expecting a Zelda game (exploration etc): Dont get it, it will most definitly not have the things youre looking for.
  • In doubt, not expecting Zelda, no fan of "arcady gameplay": Also, dont get it. If youre quick to call a game repetetive if you need more than 2 attack buttons, skip it, it will probably bore you.

And for everyone else: Look up games like Dynasty Warriors 7/8, Kens Rage 2 or Pirate Warriors 2. These probably come closest to what Hyrule Warriors will be. If you like them, you like this game. If not, i bet not even the Zelda theme will convince you.

Koeis "Warriors" series is and always was a niche series. Those who like it mostly skip the liking and immediatly start loving it, those who dont pretty much hate everything about it :P

"repetetive, mind numbing button masher" Those are the taglines Warriors fans had to endure for ages and pretty much everyone who played the series past easy difficulty will tell you otherwise ;)

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#35

Einherjar commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

@SahashraLA If i would get 1€ everytime i hear the 3rd party argument, id be rich by now.
And funny that you only get pessimistic when it comes to the WiiU games, but the others are considered hits by default...

You know why 3rd Party software matters so much these days ?
Compare the 1st Party content of all three partys. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have anything worthwhile when it comes to recognizable, long running franchises, even less when it comes to flagship franchises.
They are dependant on 3rd Party software. Imagine these two systems without 3rd party support...Sony would barely survive on Uncharted and maybe God of War and stuff like that, but Microsoft would be pretty much dead.
Now imagine nintendo completely without 3rd Party content...yes, youd still have games that are generally considered "best game ever" in their respective genres.
So yeah, if thats not enough, get another system and stop whining. People like you are the reason this stupid, unneccessary stigma will probably never disappear.
If everyone would think the way you do, Nintendo could just close their doors if they are anything but dominating the industry single handedly.

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#36

Einherjar commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

conspiracy theory time:
Since digital downloads are often not covered in sales figures, maybe they want all the income on the (probably slightly cheaper) Wii versions of the game, but dont want people to actually buy the physical WiiU version to have an excuse to skip it with the next game, since the sales numbers are "so low"

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#37

Einherjar commented on Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving...:

@ModestFan93 The question is: Why put so much work into a cross over thingy ? To me, this looks like they dont expect this game to be able to stand on its own two feet and needs a popularity boost in its second installment...
Furthermore, didnt they hype it up to be the next biggest thing ?
WIth tons of merchendesign, TV shows etc ?
I dont know about you guys, but i have never heard of it again, and it most certainly has nothing to do with being japan only, we hear about Youkai Watch all the time.

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#38

Einherjar commented on Gaist Crusher God Is Getting A Beastly Serving...:

@Mega719 Simple answer: Monster Hunter is one if not THE only franchise that still works for Capcom. They mostly cross over with Street Fighter and if thats not appropriate, they do it with Monster Hunter.
Pure marketing fluff.
Do it once or twice and its cute fanservice, do it as much as capcom did it and it kinda gets desperate.

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#39

Einherjar commented on Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Rel...:

To be honest, as much as i love the idea of Nintendo buying Capcom, i doubt that it will do good for many of their IPs.
A strong and equal pertnership will bemefit both more than enough really.
Capcom is free to publish games on whatever system, meanin games like Street Fighter get the spread they need to be successful. Remember: No mones = no games.
But, like many others said, Nintendo should do what they have done with platinum. Instead of assimilating them, they should finance some specific IPs, that would work extremely well on Nintendo systems.
With that, they wont suffocate them like EA likes to do with they bought studios, and they will gain a lot of trust.
MegaMan is a given, especially seeing how much ruckus MegaMan caused by joining Smash Bros.
We also know that Resident Evil works very well on Nintendo systems.
How about a REmake treatment for RE2 on the WiiU ?
HD prerendered Backgrounds, classic RE2 gameplay. I bet this will also cause quite some ruckus among fans.
How about sleeper hits like Gotcha Force ? Its overall tonality would fit perfectly on a Nintendo system, and GF was a gamecube exclusive already.
Nintendo could give Capcom back their focus and maybe bring them back to their senses. A revived and strong partnership between these two could turn out to be exactly what both partys need.
Remember all these praised handheld Zelda games ? They were all made by Capcom. They know exactly how to handle Nintendo IPs.
So, capcom, get off of your high horse and listen to papa Nintendo ;)

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#40

Einherjar commented on Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playse...:

@Kodeen Well, most multi platform WiiU titles arent profitable enough, thats true. But making these ports even more inferior instead of making the best out of the system doesnt enhance the will to purchase these versions.
This predicament is brought upon these developers themselfes.
By either releasing vastly inferior games, or even not releasing games at all, they dont dont earn money, and without that money, they wont support the system further.
So, either hit it hard and care for your games or leave it be and stop whining, thats what most devs get really wrong.

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Einherjar commented on Weirdness: The Cyberith Virtualizer Combines W...:

"The Cyberith Virtualizer Combines Wii Remote Controls, Oculus Rift and a Treadmill" ... and its totally bogus.
Remember when people used to call the Wiimote "too much" ? Why the sudden craze for "fully immersive virtual reality" ?
We can talk about stuff like that when the tripple A industry comes back to their senses and starts making proper games again.

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Einherjar commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

@Spuratis Well, i have to be honest, im not that keen on Monster Rancher myself, mainly because i cant stand these tamagotchi type breeding games myself. Its just not my cup of tea. But that doesnt mean its bad. And pokemon rancher has so much potential really :) Pokemonami meets semi real time tournaments.
And if you want to go full crazy on this concept: Instead of disc switching, why not make Amiibo blindbags. Doesnt have to be full fledged figurines, coind would do as well. Put the coin on the 3DS amiibo stand and poof out comes your mon.

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Einherjar commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

@Artwark For older PC games, the answer is quite simple: Its the hardware.
Emulating PC hardware is a much bigger task than emulating console hardware. And even that can be daunting. Even the N64, a system often laughed about when it comes to processing power, isnt emulated perfectly yet.

Also, with PC games, you have so much more sources for errors. No two PCs are alike. So its much harder to tinker with a game to run on basicly every system. Its much easier with modern games, since hardware components get more and more streamlined. They implemented and use a lot more "standarts" and it basicly boils down to how well your hardware can handle these standarts instead of if it can handle them at all.

Porting older console games to the VC is a whole different story. First things first: Emulation in general is not as easy as many people make it out to be. Especially not if you aim for pretty much perfect emulation, like Nintendo does with its VC games. Why is there no further GBA Support for the 3DS ? Because emulation turned out to be not so easy on the system.
Also, its most often a copyright problem.
So even though these game were made for a Nintendo system, it doesnt mean that every piece of it is owned by Nintendo. As soon as a third party is involved, say, an external translation team, graphics artists etc, you need them to approve a rerelease and also pay them royalties.
Then its just a cost/income thing. Does it make enough money to justify the costs ? And most of the time, considering the pricetag for VC games, the answer is no. Which is also why i find it hilarious that people still think the prices on VC games are too high.

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Einherjar commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

@Artwark If youre talking about Sites like GoG.com, then i dont get the "dont work on modern PCs" part, since they are especially tinkered in a way to work on modern PCs, and if that doesnt help, the community is very active to help you out.
And why should value decline just because a game is old ? In case of the VC, im more than ok with paying 8€ for an SNES game that isnt dependant on a backup battery, can be played with a plenthora of available and perfect controllers and looks sharp on a modern TV.

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Einherjar commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

@Sockymon Well, the basic function was a working eShop with the systems main controller, which is still the tablet. Id call it "slightly enhanced" features :P

@kastark I guess its the same as with the 3DS transfer. The source will be set to factory default after it, or else people would go crazy duplicating systems with a bunch of purchased stuff on it.

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Einherjar commented on Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Te...:

Well, my exitement for it is also more or less gone. It looks great, dont get me wrong, but for something so "megaman-ish" it should excite me way more than it does.
And to be honest, i get my MegaMan fix from him being featured in Smash Bros at the moment.
Ill definitly get it sooner or later, but at this point, i highly doubt that it will have priority over other releases at that time.