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Sat 17th August, 2013

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ericwithcheese2 commented on Reminder: North American Club Nintendo Rewards...:

I whittled my coin balance down to 10 coins back when they trotted out the last wave of North American awards. Pretty good, actually. I thought I'd be losing a lot more than that.

I'm surprised some people thought they would announce a successor at E3. I never thought they would do so, especially since Club Nintendo technically is still operational until the end of this month. I predict it will be announced either by this holiday season, or just before the launch of NX.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

All Nintendo said is that they are looking into it. That's all. I think they are taking a lot of the criticism of their behind-the-times online networking and infrastructure too much to heart and considering all sorts of options in a wild grab to try and appease the masses and look more cutting edge. They need to focus on building out a unified account system with legit cross buys and more before thinking about early access to anything.

I can tell it's going to be a lonnnnng year of rumors and stuff until we get some real details leaked about NX, which probably won't be until next Spring. haha



ericwithcheese2 commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Retail Games of 201...:

I voted for Fatal Frame only because I know it won't be a huge vote getter, and I'm pretty unhappy how Nintendo gave it the shaft during E3 week, aside from one Treehouse presentation. Completely ignored in all of their release calendars.

I'm also looking forward to Super Mario Maker.



ericwithcheese2 commented on First Impressions: Celebrating a Gaming Icon W...:

@Zipmon Excellent preview. I know this game isn't for everyone, but I think last week's NWC sold this game to a huge amount of people. It's easily my most anticipated game of the fall. The fact that it'll include those NWC levels and that users cannot make levels they themselves cannot beat but still make them wild and difficult) makes me extremely pleased.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

I buy a fair number of indie titles, and some of them have been very pleasant surprises. I do think the storage issues on Wii U especially hinders what people decide they can and can buy and have room for.

But a lot of commentors on this thread aren't wrong. Nintendo gamers (for whatever reason, whether it be quality or price or they don't buy digital) tend to gravitate towards Nintendo games and little else. Most of the biggest third party sellers on Wii U and 3DS were heavily promoted by Nintendo themselves. I've seen many people say they only buy Nintendo platforms for Nintendo games, as well.



ericwithcheese2 commented on The Current State Of Virtual Reality Just Isn'...:

I don't have a problem with his opinion, because everyone has one. Not everyone will enjoy VR.

But I think he should not voice his opinions out in any official capacity because it will reflect back on Nintendo itself. The first part of his statement sounds fine from a company standpoint because I do believe Nintendo has been researching the VR option for the future. But the second part reads like all personal opinion, and will get taken as company statement.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

I think it needs to be a mixture of both. Splatoon shows that a new IP can be popular, but how popular it has been in reaching new fans is still up for debate. If you don't please your current fanbase, then you really have nothing as they are the ones who are most reliable. Nintendo's pursuit of the casual gamer with the Wii has sent a good portion of that existing fanbase away, and many have still yet to come back. And Nintendo has not done a lot to reach out to disenfranchised fans of series like Metroid or F-Zero, who would surely come back with if a solid title was offered.

Nintendo is indeed in a tough position because it needs new fans and it needs to really satisfy older ones. And it has been doing neither as of late.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@Project_Dolphin Why don't you get over yourself and stop pretending that it is not in the best interest of a company to provide games and content that its fans have come to expect and want to buy. It is stupid for any company to sell consoles and then not listen to what the fans want. That is the fastest way to go out of said business. So we are perfectly in the right to be disappointed, angry or anything else. We can take our business elsewhere, and, judging from Wii U's sales numbers, it looks like a ton of people have. It is that simple.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I'm tired of people saying the ones who are disappointed and/or mad had "expectations too high". Wanting a new, true Metroid game after years of inactivity in the franchise is not an expectation that is too high. Wanting a StarFox game that looks like it at least comes from somewhere near this generation of graphics is not an expectation that is too high. Being teased in interviews about getting the first new home console version of Animal Crossing in seven years and then wanting it is not an expectation that is too high. Hoping for more activity on the Virtual Console front after a splashy launch of Wii titles on the Wii U is not having an expectation that is too high.

Its not like we rationally expected twenty new IPs and remasters of everything under the sun. Our expectations were reasonable, and none of them were met.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

Two of my three most anticipated Wii U games (Fatal Frame and Devil's Third) didn't make any appearance in the main show, nor in any promotional advertisements since then. Shameful.

@mike_intv Yeah that was clearly the case, but doesn't give them a pass. Other companies were perfectly happy with showing games for all age ranges and ratings. Why not Nintendo? Why not even just a brief trailer for these games in the biggest show of the year?



ericwithcheese2 commented on Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 ...:

I voted Fatal Frame, Super Mario Maker and Devil's Third as must haves. I'll also buy Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.... I love the designing aspect of the series, so I don't feel this is as big of a stretch like the Amiibo Party spinoff is.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@Quorthon Their treatment of Devil's Third and Fatal Frame is astonishing to me. Not only did they leave them out of the Direct on Tuesday, but also continue to leave them off these release calendar promotional pictures despite being confirmed for this year. Quietly sneaking out trailers on their YouTube channel is not giving these games a fair shot on the biggest stage of the year.

The trailer for FF in particular is outstanding. I'm really looking forward to this game, but it seems like Nintendo is not. At all.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I never saw this as an apology, but rather an acknowledgement that fans were displeased. It was an appropriate response because people were furious. It's better to say something than nothing at all.

What I'm more concerned about is all of the defending of Nintendo and calling people who are angry as a bunch of whiners, belittling the issues and anger they have. If you liked the Direct, then fine, that's good. But if you didn't like it, and there are millions who didn't, that doesn't make them whiners.

I love Nintendo with my heart and soul, and I was very, very mad by the time the presentation was over. Its not just that our "expectations were too high", but it is that most expectations were quite rational and still were not met. First Metroid game in five years and we get some random spinoff game. First home console Animal Crossing game in seven years and we get a Mario Party ripoff with forced amiibo support. Barely a single brand new Wii U game shown. These are legit reasons for people to be angry. These games and others were front and center while other games like Fatal Frame V and Devil's Third - both with release dates of this year - were nowhere to be found... and still aren't in any of the marketing release calendar graphics that Nintendo has put out since then.

E3 is the biggest show of the year. There may be Nintendo Directs and stuff sprinkled throughout the year, but this is the show that people will remember the most. Nintendo has done a lot, and I mean a lot, right in the past few years. But that doesn't mean they should get a pass when they crap out the turd they did on Tuesday.

I love Nintendo and I still do. But it is never wrong to be mad at them. We have a right to voice our concerns. If they never hear any negative feedback, how will they improve in the future? I know that I'm angry, but it's because of that love for Nintendo is why I am angry.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Next Metroid Prime Home Console Title "Would L...:

They need to get the NX announced next E3 and put it out by holiday 2016. Sony and Microsoft did announcements and console releases the same year, and so can Nintendo.

People suspected that Wii U would be dead past 2015. And now, thanks to E3, everyone knows it.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Talking Point: Metroid Prime: Federation Force...:

This is not feeling entitled. It is disappointment of knowing this is a stopgag game with a beloved franchise name plastered on it to try and sell to unsuspecting fans. There is nothing wrong with being upset about this. Fans should not blindly accept and buy anything Nintendo throws our way without being discerning about it.

Although my true rage didn't start yesterday until the Animal Crossing Wii U nonsense.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Is Basically ...:

Amazon has a preorder page up for this garbage with a price tag of $59.99. That obviously could be wrong, but the fact this will cost anything at all is shameful.

This wasn't just a slap in the face to Animal Crossing fans, but more like a stab in the heart.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Even a day later and I am still fuming about their show yesterday. Not just a slap in the face to us Animal Crossing fans, but literally like a stab in the heart. Most wanted the first true home console entry in the series in seven years, and instead we got that garbage. I was mad yesterday, and I'll be mad again when the game actually comes out - which, by the way, is tentatively listed on Amazon for preorder at $59.99. Even if the price ends up being wrong, the fact that this isn't a free-to-play game is astonishing.

Yesterday's show instills no confidence in the Wii U going forward, for current owners nor prospective buyers. Its a real shame though because they started the week on a great note with the Smash video, Earthbound and the NWC. Then this happens. It's like Nintendo doesn't even care what its fans want, nor do they even seem to be in touch with their fanbase at all. To think Animal Crossing fans wanted that Mario Party clone, or Metroid fans wanted a generic shooter with a Metroid skin thrown on it is almost too ridiculous to believe.

Also, leaving off Devil's Third and Fatal Frame V (the latter of which had an excellent trailer and release date yesterday) is mind boggling.

I'm still getting Super Mario Maker, Fatal Frame V, and a couple others perhaps, but my enthusiasm for Wii U has went right down the toilet... the same place Nintendo seems to have flushed the hopes of two large franchise fanbases.