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Thu 6th August, 2009

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electrolite77 commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

I agree to an extent. Good original ideas should be protected from complaining fans. The creative side of gaming needs its freedom to create.

There's a balance to be struck though. On the commercial side of things-pricing, online distribution, Retro IP management, developer relationships, customer relationships etc. listening to fans is a very good idea.



electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

The logic is all on Nintendo's side, not necessarily the consumers. This is happening too often. I've finally had enough of their incompetence regarding an online Account system, the VC, and Crossbuy and will be re-directing my money towards a retro collection rather than the VC. Well played, Big N.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe):

Haven't played the original MK for ages so will probably download that with leftover Wii points then do the Wii U upgrade. Not bothered about the discount as I'll buy it cheaper at retail-like with PL v PW.



electrolite77 commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:


Let me get another whiskey first....right (cracks knuckles)

  • Getting the SNES months behind the rest of the world, more expensive, with poorly-converted games.
  • Never seeing the likes of Super Mario RPG (when you hand over money for a games console you expect the manufacturer to release their own games at the very least!)
  • The N64 releasing months behind the rest of the world and at such a ridiculous price (twice the US price) they had to knock 40% off it within two months of release. Again, poorly-converted games.
  • Never seeing N64 games like Dr Mario or Ogre Battle at all, or the likes of Excitebike 64 over a year behind the US
  • the Gamecube releasing months behind the US (despite there being no stock shortages this time)
  • Animal Crossing 2 years behind the states and with EReader never released. Mario Golf 18 months late. Mario Baseball and Baten Kaitos Origins never made it. Neither did Gameboy games like Blastdozer or Wario Ware Twisted.
  • My Wii and PS3 got stolen from my apartment in 2011. When I re-purchased my PS3, I redownloaded all my digital games. Nintendo were so uninterested in my 60 VC.Wiiware games they didn't even reply to my first email. Then the reply was 'buy them again'.
    The Virtual Console reflects what they think of long-term fans. We're just there to be gouged, to keep the money rolling in while they go after casual players. Lazy, undernourished, expensive-especially with the 'buy a copy for every machine' policy that is just insulting compared to how other companies do things.
  • For the last point, see the ignorance of frnchises like Metroid, F-Zero, Wave Race, Starfox etc.
  • The lackof a cloud-based account system and any kind of crossbuy facilities is ridiculous. They know people want it, they just don't care.
  • The poor support for the Wii U. Even worse, blaming it on the transition to HD that everyone else has made. Sorry Nintendo but it doesn't wash. I've been contributing to your vast profits for over 20 years, how about reinvesting some of that ocean of cash in games?
  • Every machine, there's a drought. Nintendo promise no drought. Next machine, there's a drought. They can say this because they expect people like me to keep handing over the cash no matter what.
  • Wii U will have great third-party support, they promised....
  • In other words, they want full-price for games that cost less to make and distribute but without any of the advantages to the consumer of buying online i.e. a cloud-based account system.

I was a serious fanboy for a while, but I'm increasingly fed up of feeling like they're taking me for a ride, like they're shaking me for every penny.



electrolite77 commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:


"One of the greatest strengths of Nintendo is that they DONT nickel and dime you with everything like "the other two" consoles out there. "

Are we talking about the same company here? As a UK Nintendo gamer of 20+years (and a potential fan of the Virtual Console) I have exactly the opposite view....



electrolite77 commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:


Got to judge everyone by the same standards. AC3 and AC4 are firther apart than NSMB/NSMBU. Nintendo have published 3 platformers on Wii U plus another set of DLC for a platformer than released as a full game. They've also released 6 minigames compilations. Accusing other companies of doing 'the same thing over and over again' looks very flimsy when Nintendo are doing exactly that.


Fine, but let's not have the zealots holding up Nintendo as a shining beacon of endless originality.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in...:

Great numbers for Bravely Default. I haven't played it yet but have heard but nothing but positive things and really pleased to see it do well.

As for DKC and the Wii U, well, not bad I suppose but while the software sales are good it hasn't really made an impact on hardware sales. It would have been interesting to see the impact of something that wasn't another platformer and reached out to a different audience, maybe even something new, but we'll never know.



electrolite77 commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

It's genuinely bizarre and a sad reflection on those leading Nintendo that even though they've dominated the portable arena for 25 years and had a fleeting attempt to link portable and home consoles 10 years ago they've been so utterly embarrassed by Sony in terms of linking home and portable consoles (and the modern digital distribution model that comes with it). It's like they've all been asleep in the boardroom for years. Bizarre.



electrolite77 commented on Month of Yoshi: The Brightly Coloured History ...:

A patchy history sure, but he starred in the two best 2D platformers of all-time, games that even Nintendo themselves haven't managed to top. The N64 game was fun too as long as you were fruit-chasing. Touch and Go was very frustrating IMHO.



electrolite77 commented on Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U...:


Where did sales come into it? You've added that. It was a let down for Wii U owners because the only new thing they had was NES Remix 2, GBA on VC (which a lot of people would rather have on 3DS) and one solitary release date over three months after the previous retail release. It was dominated by 3DS.



electrolite77 commented on Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U...:

An Account system. Surely? Finally? I can start buying games from Nintendos online stores then. Cross buy and even cloud saves for VC games would be great and needs to happen soon.

A HD update or two would be nice, even if it was rudimentary N64 updates to make them not look like soup on a modern big-screen TV, but let's be realistic.



electrolite77 commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

"I enjoy playing games online, and I think Nintendo should do more of it"

That's the crux. Of course, keep local options but not at the expense of online. Local multiplayer is easy to set up if you're a child or a student but I'm not alone in finding that as an adult things like jobs, partners and children make it impractical. I also doubt I'm alone in having moved away from the friends I used to play games with. For some of us online is the only option unfortunately, something Nintendo really need to be aware of as at the minute their approach to online is another facet of their operation that says "oh you've grown up now? We're not interested in you".



electrolite77 commented on Valve's Gabe Newell Thinks Super Mario 64 Is J...:

Still a stunning game. Plays, controls and sounds great even now (though the graphics are obviously dated) 18 (that's eighteen!) years on. If only Nintendo still harnessed their innovative control systems to powerful technology and reached for the (pardon the pun) stars in terms of game design.



electrolite77 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

I'm not convinced we'll ever see it on Wii U. They'll probably wait and see how it sells on other systems. Has to be said, the latest trailer looks pretty poor. It'd be a shame if it turns out bad given that it's nice to see new IP and something I'd like to support but I've got a bad feeling about this one now....



electrolite77 commented on Feature: Games That Almost Were - A Look At Ca...:

I know this article wasn't meant to be a definitive list but in the spirit of discussion,a couple more....


Acclaim Sports Soccer

Robotech Crystal Dreams

There were lots games that were released for other systems but had their N64 ports cancelled (Looney Tunes Space Race, Die Hard Trilogy) or found their way to the 'Cube (Eternal Darkness, Dinosaur Planet)



electrolite77 commented on Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Li...:

Are people really still deluding themselves that the PS4 is only selling because of marketing? This might be hard to take for Nintendo fans but the reason people buy Sony machines is because based on experience, they trust that Sony will produce a solid, attractive piece of hardware that will get all the big third-party games and some good exclusives basically finishing up with something for everyone and it will be supported for many years. Look at the PS3-Dark Souls, COD, FIFA, Uncharted, Last of Us, Ratchet and Clank, Lego games, Rayman, Singstar, Journey, Ni No Kuni, Stick It to The Man, Guacameelee etc. etc.

We can go on about how good DKC is or how 'innovative' the game pad gimmick is (they're other debates BTW) but the PS4 will get a much wider selection of games. It isn't rocket science. Seriously.



electrolite77 commented on Dedicated Video Game Platforms To Remain Ninte...:


Good third-party ports also sold next to nothing-NFS, Deus Ex, Tekken etc. Even ZombiU which was a third-party exclusive didn't sell enough to justify a sequel. If a platform holder fails to get third-party support, it's the platform holders fault. Whether it be the Wii U, Saturn, Jaguar or whatever.



electrolite77 commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

I can see the logic with the number of pirate copies and cheats on there,but it's another poke in the eye for long-term fans. Nintendo could really do with some good news right now.

As much as they might think it'll push people towards upgrading to a Nintendo console it also opens up people's options. Users who now have no reason to keep the Wii plugged in might take another look at all other consoles....