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electrolite77

electrolite77

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electrolite77

#2

electrolite77 commented on Splatoon Producer Interview Sparks E3 Animal C...:

Oh my this will be a crushing disappointment if true. Everyone's looking forward to E3 and some big reveals. Something to replace Zelda is needed, will we get Metroid? F-Zero? Something new? Instead it could be Animal Crossing, a challenge-free time killer that works far better on a portable. Its going to be 2008 all over again isn't it?

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#4

electrolite77 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Project_Dolphin

Ah so they could knock it down to 240p and keep the physics, weather effects etc. It'd look like the Ridge Racer remake they gave away with Type 4 on PS1. Nobody would buy it and it would be counter-productive for the Wii U by graphically illustrating how underpowered it is but hey, if Smash Bros can run at 1080p 60fps then so should Project Cars on Wii U dagnabbit!

Sigh.

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#8

electrolite77 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

@Project_Dolphin

So because Nintendo got a 2.5D brawler running at 1080p60fps Slightly Mad should be able to get a detailed, physics-heavy racing game doing the same? That doesn't make sense. Even Nintendo couldn't get their own more simplistic racing game running at 1080p so why expect a third-party to do so?

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#11

electrolite77 commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

Did people really think this would happen? As with other games it would take a lot of time and effort- and therefore money-to port it to the Wii U with its underpowered and different architecture. To be worthwhile they would have to think they would make money from a userbase smaller than the other consoles and that has a marked reluctance to buy third-party games.

Doesn't excuse their BS previous to this about how great the Wii U version was coming on etc. but it was always worth taking that with a pinch of salt when there was no proof. They also don't seem to be strong optimisers either.

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#14

electrolite77 commented on The Most Recent Media Create Japanese Charts B...:

@Peach64

Those saying that STEAM doesn't appeal to the Japanese because of the setting, whether that's right or wrong, have latched onto it as a way to explain away the games low sales and excuse the dreadful way Nintendo have handled it. Just the usual zealot stuff where nothing is Nintendo's fault.

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#19

electrolite77 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

They need to do pretty much all of this:-

  • Quicker releases
  • More formats
  • Cheaper prices
  • A subscription option for those who want it
  • Bundle deals, more sales
  • Buy once, play it on any platform

The lazy way it's been handled this generation is an insult to long-term fans who would support the VC if Nintendo seemed at all interested

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#21

electrolite77 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

The list of things that are horrible and the end of the industry when someone other than Nintendo does it but OK when Nintendo does it keeps growing. We can now add bullshots to F2P with microtransactions, DLC, locked on-disc DLC and mobile gaming. Such hypocrisy.

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#28

electrolite77 commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

What a bizarre article. When I saw the title, not knowing what was being launched, I assumed Nintendo had got some big exclusive Lego game. Turns out it's a multi-platform Lego version of Skylanders.

So how is a multi-platform Lego game going to ignite Wii U sales where Mario/Mario Kart/Smash Bros etc failed? Short answer....it's not.

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#31

electrolite77 commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

@KillScottKill

10 out of 10 does not mean perfect. If you only give 10 out of 10 to 'perfect' games then none ever get 10 and you lose a point off the review scale. I've no idea where this idea comes from. Nobody ever sees a film or an album get 5/5 or 10/10 and label it perfect yet this misconception exists where gaming is concerned.

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#32

electrolite77 commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

About the easiest 10 out of 10 NL will have to give out. Still plays like a dream and the graphics while aged are still full of charm. Nothing else from that generation (bar 2D stuff on the Saturn) has aged well and SM64 also has a decent framerate unlike the likes of Banjo-Kazooie or its sequel.

Also, the move to the Wii U Gamepad benefits this game greatly. Running the original hardware on a modern tv looks appalling, especially the PAL version with its slower speed, borders and lack of RGB. I gave up and sold my N64 last year after my CRT died. But playing it on the Gamepad smooths off the ugly edges and the perfectly responsive controls are better than most portable emulator options.

This is an all time classic.

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#33

electrolite77 commented on Review: WarioWare Touched! (Wii U eShop / DS):

Very harsh review. This is an excellent game full of wit, charm and energy. You can almost feel the buzz among the designers as they compete to make the wackiest use of this (at the time) bizarre new hardware. It's also a terrific game for chasing high scores.

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#34

electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I thought this comments thread would be funny. Its a shame Nintendo have to go down this road as it runs the risk of sacrificing their reputation for quality at the altar of a few pennies more. You can put your unlockable DLC behind a cute toy but its still unlockable DLC. However, it was inevitable and some of their DLC has been good value. Its funny to see the zealots at work though. If Sony or MS or third-parties do it, its bad. If Nintendo do it, regardless of whether its good or not, its good. Yes it is yes it is yes it is its good because its Nintendo etc....

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#47

electrolite77 commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@outburst

The Pad damaged the Wii U in that it kept manufacturing costs high which kept the sale price higher than it should have been. Anyone who didn't want the Gamepad then just saw a relatively underpowered, overpriced machine.

Oh and Rayman Legends wasn't anywhere near ready for launch. They launched Zombiu because it was ready and because they believed Nintendo when they said they were going after (for want of a better word) 'core' gamers. They launched a New IP with the machine that actually used the Gamepad. Nintendo got behind it and even put it in a bundle. They couldn't have done much more. It flopping is down to people not buying it

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#49

electrolite77 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

Obviously we don't really know much but generally I'm pleased. It's obvious Nintendo were heading down a blind alley especially with their Home Console situation. It's heartening to see signs of long awaited change even with the undertone of admitting they can't compete in their core business. Of course we have to hope they play their cards right, and there's no guarantees of that.