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electrolite77

electrolite77

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electrolite77

#1

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

@DESS-M-8

Woah woah woah. As fantastic as the N64 was it never looked a generation beyond the Playstation or even the Saturns best e.g. Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3, Gran Turismo, Radiant Silvergun, Sonic R. N64 was king of the generation but nowhere near Dreamcast/PS2.

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#2

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo 64x64: F-Zero X:

Utterly utterly sublime game. The peak of the series, GX doesn't coime close. The balance of handling, speed and track design in F-Zero X is almost without compare in any racing series ever.

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#4

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo 64x64: F1 World Grand Prix:

Very very harsh. It doesn't look great these days as realistic type racers are easily surpassed as technology improves but at the time it was stunning. Released around the same time as ISS 98 (same week in the UK if I remember right) and just before 1080, Tyrol 2 and Wipeout 64 it did wonders for the N64's image, showing it wasn't just Nintendo-style whimsy on the machine.

Memorable ad too....
F-1 World Grand Prix - Nintendo 64 TV Commercial …: http://youtu.be/uB9qLBG7jmo

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#5

electrolite77 commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

Third party games don't sell on Nintendo....third parties don't get behind Nintendo consoles....Nintendo fans get upset and don't buy third party games....third parties don't release any games....

The circle of life continues

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#8

electrolite77 commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

@Octane

Hahaha yeah. Its up to the developer, not the company paying for and publishing it. Good one. The excuses people make for Nintendo on this site are great. There is a demo in some American shops, Nintendo need to put it on the eshop. Easy.

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#13

electrolite77 commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

It won't sell on a Nintendo machine because it's a third party game on a Nintendo machine. Doesn't matter whether it's late and a poor port, late and a great port that uses the beloved Gamepad (Deus Ex, NFS:MW), at the same time as the other formats (AC4, COD), mature (Batman, Splinter Cell, Red Steel 2) or seemingly perfect for Nintendos demographic (Zack and Wiki, Lego Marvel Super Heroes) it won't sell as it isn't a Nintendo game.

For the record it's a decent game on PS4 though the driving controls are an acquired taste! I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't have another format to play it on, given the dearth of similar games on Wii U.

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#15

electrolite77 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@ShadyKnights

"The Wii U being out longer is really irrelevant to how fast the XBOne is selling as there are and will be more Wii Us in homes NOW. Not in 4 to 6 months, but now."

Erm. Of course it's relevant. If you're releasing a game the potential future userbase is hugely relevant. If they think that by e.g. January XB1 will have sold more than Wii U as well as selling more third-party games that's where they will go.

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#18

electrolite77 commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@SCAR392

Wii U is tracking behind if you put them over the same period of time. The latest accurate figures we have are based on 21 months of Wii U vs 9 months of the other two. That's a 233% increase.

The other issue for a third party developer is how do third party games sell on each respective machine. Attach rate alone doesn't get anywhere near the full story.

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#21

electrolite77 commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

@Sceptic

" It's Nintendo. Even when they lie (and keep lying) people here find a positive spin for it."

Perfect summary. It's the Nintendo Life way. Doesn't matter how much Nintendo try and screw fans over, doesn't matter how lazy they are release-wise, or how many people they fire there will be someone trying to defend Nintendo. It's like some people live in a fantasy land where Nintendo aren't an aggressive, cost-cutting, capitalist business

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#22

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

@SnappyJon

"I guess the sensible thing to do is not buy either of these "New" models until they have enough exclusive games to justify the purchase of the "New" console."

All well and good except with spectacularly cynical timing Nintendo are going to spend this Christmas selling the 3DS to punters knowing that when the new machines and the XC port arrive, those who've handed over their hard-earned cash won't be able to play that game. Dreadful cashgrab fleecing of long term fans....but then I wouldn't expect anything else from Nntendo

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#24

electrolite77 commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

@WaLzgi

Why do you keep comparing Nintendo to other companies? Because other firms lay off staff doesn't excuse Nintendo doing it. Other companies dont have to try and produce a game a month because they have third party support.

Oh sorry I forgot the Nintendo Life M.O. which is to try and deflect any criticism of Nintendo, however valid, and even if its by the lamest of methods I.e. comparing them to other companies.

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#26

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

@SnappyJon

Its a risk though, there's already plenty of existing 3DS owners annoyed at the XC port being new machines only. Its one thing releasing new iterations of hardware but the software should stay the same, that's what most hardware manufacturers manage. If it ran on both machines but noticeably better on the new ones fair enough but I'm not impressed with the way they're doing this especially taking into account the cynical timing.

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#28

electrolite77 commented on Full Extent of Nintendo of Europe Job Cuts Bec...:

"I know that some employers publicize their restructuring plan to improve their financial performance by letting a number of their employees go,but at Nintendo, employees make valuable contributions in their respective fields, so I believe that laying off a group of employees will not help to strengthen Nintendo's business in the long run"

Satoru Iwata, 2013

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#29

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

Its all good on the surface (although it adds more to the argument you should ignore the first iteration of a Nintendo handheld as there'll be a better one along soon with the features they left out) but theres one major sticking point-software that only plays on the New models. Not on. The existing 3DS release schedule looks pretty thin as it is so to be creating a situation where resources will be split between two technical specifications is potentially a disaster. Ask Sega.

Its a shame as apart from that it all looks sensible. Extra CPU for services is great. However Nintendo don't have the consumer goodwill to be upsetting existing owners and those who in the West, they will be enthusiastically selling an out of date model to this Christmas. If other manufacturers pulled a stunt like this they would be, rightly, the subject of great criticism....

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#30

electrolite77 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Like a lot of older gamers I instantly bristle at the mention of DLC, but this really looks good value. Seems Nintendo have a better grasp of how to use DLC than most of the industry I.e. to extend the life pofna game without taking anything away from those who don't want it, rather than breaking up the original game into smaller chunks to artificially increase revenue.

Sold.

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#33

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe):

"emphasizes its efforts to incorporate RPG aspects into the basic gameplay, which is an area that some fans of these portable sports games particularly love"

And some particularly hate. When I buy a golf game I want to play Golf dagnabbit ;-)

I'll pass

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#34

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

@Jazzer94

It makes me laugh when you see people claiming the Wii U can match up to the other two consoles. Having a PS4 now I can see it demonstrably is not true. Given that Nintendo themselves say they're nort in the power race and are looking to be unique it seems futile, but then some people deny the Earth is round....

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#35

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

@minotaurgamer

What ARE you crying on about? 'Dignity?' Nintendo fans don't buy third party games yet some complain endlessly about not getting them. But you want them to buy even less because of some bizarre notion of dignity? The world isn't out to get you. Money hungry software publishers aren't out to get you.

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#36

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

PS4 and Wii U for me. Still got the PS3 set up and also a 3DS and a Vita. No interest in PC gaming, I have a cheap laptop for non-gaming stuff and the odd emulator.

I usually finish up with Sony and Nintendo, been that way since 1999 though the order I buy them changes. Whether that will be the same in the future, I'm not sure....

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#38

electrolite77 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@IceClimbers

Ioften see this on here but it sounds like excuses to me. Plenty of third parties have tried and failed on Nintendo. Why did Zack and Wiki, No More Heroes 2, Madworld, Okami, PN03, Billy Hatcher etc.fail? The Wii U got excellent conversions of Need for Speed Most Wanted, Deus Ex Human Revolution, the last two Call of Duty games and Assassins Creed IV but sales were embarrassing.

PS3 owners didn't boycott when they got consistently inferior versions to the 360 last gen. Original XBox owners suffered plenty of PS2 ports. Yet Nintendo owners somehow find all these excuses for not buying games.

On almost any thread you'll see posters saying they don't care because they're waiting for Mario or Smash Bros or whatever the next Nintendo game is. Well guess what? That's where we are now. A machine with less software than the N64 and on course to be the least successful Nintendo since the Virtual Boy. A victory for principles if ever there was one....

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#40

electrolite77 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@JamesCoote

Thing is, look at the history of Sony and MS consoles. They try and sell to the 'core' first (which can sustain sales for a while as they are high spenders) then as the price of the machine drops push out more 'family' friendly titles and expand the userbase. There's also the challenge in the current climate that a lot of the family and casual market has left consoles behind in favour of smartphones and tablets. Moving heavy gamers across from the previous generation is the obvious place to start.

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#41

electrolite77 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

@vamkar

That article is laughable. Third parties don't want Nintendo on top and Activision were worried the Wii U version would outsell the others? That's insulting to peoples intelligence. Another attempt at deflecting blame for the Wii U mess from Nintendo. Stop thrashing around looking for weak excuses and blaming Nintendo's mess on 'politics'.

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#46

electrolite77 commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@TheRealThanos

Fair enough, I've been misinformed then. If its online infrastructure the point still stands. Nobody was expecting it to make it to Wii U or last-gen consoles so there's clearly practical reasons if they're missing out on the potential revenue from a PS3 Version which let's face it would happen before a Wii U version (the only good car racing game on the Wii U sold about 8 copies). However it seems from this site that one of Nintendo fans favourite hobbies is whining about third party games the majority were never going to buy anyway. Gives people a reason to feel hard done to I guess.

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#47

electrolite77 commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@Rafie

The problem with The Crew isn't the power of the machines it's their internal architecture. The 360 is much closer to the PS4 and XB1 in design all three being essentially PC's. The PS3 and Wii U have quirkier internals and it would need more work to contest it. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt on that one as PS3 is missing out as well as Wii U.

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#48

electrolite77 commented on Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect fo...:

While I would buy Mario Galaxy remakes that allowed play without waggle, Mario Sunshine would benefit far more from a proper remaster. Better graphics, fixed camera, online leaderboards for some levels.

F-Zero GX with online play would be glorious.

Luigis Mansion 1&2 in one pack would do well I think.

Xenoblade Chronicles engine struggles enough to make a remaster worthwhile.

I'm amazed Nintendo haven't done more of this. That the company that gave us tons of SNES games on GBA, New Play Control on Wii, 3D Classics etc. has missed out on a cheap.opportunity to bulk out the Wii U library shows an eye taken off the ball.

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#49

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

@Cyberbotv2

The controller's very nice. Comfortable, intuitive and a step up from previous Dual Shocks. I'm not entirely taken with the interface yet tbh, at the minute I'd just prefer the old XMB, and the lack of folders is a pain-all I've downloaded is what I'd got through PS Plus and already I'd like some sorting options. That said, it's easy enough to find everything.

As a side note, Remote Play works great sat in the front room when the wife is using the tv. The lack of buttons will cause a problem with some games but it's a nice option (couldn't say about over the internet yet, haven't tried it)

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#50

electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

@Cyberbotv2

I always finish up with another machine. Nintendo make great games but they don't provide enough variety. If Nintendo got proper full third party support I wouldn't bother with another machine but it seems they don't want my money. I bit the PS4 bullet on Monday and am enjoying FIFA and Resogun immensely.