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Warrior of Dearth!


Tue 22nd December, 2009

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erv commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Outlines His Goals With Devil...:

I'm buying because it has a sense of forward thinking personality most games seem to shy away from. I like a lot of the action I have seen so far. I think online would seal the deal for me, but if you've ever tried blacklist online and never found a match you'll know how much of a coin toss that really is.



erv commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

Ok why nintendo gets flak for this I don't know. Third party support was half assed by third parties while nintendo customers are used to the pinnacle of quality. Then the stuff didn't sell, they whined about market dynamics and here we are.

I buy great games. Third party support market dynamics are none of my concern. Whiny biny lack of spiny. Make the best of games and watch me buy them. If you can't top nintendo then improve.



erv commented on Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Mi...:

Great changes. Miiverse is too disruptive for my playing to use it frequently, though. It's not like it's a button tap away and almost instantly available. It takes too long to use and breaks your entire gaming flow. If it was a tap close and as easily gone again, it'd be something I would use.



erv commented on Nintendo Announces Super Mario Maker Wii U Har...:

Glad to see an extra for eshop buyers now. I always like extra's with games but they have to include it digitally for digital only buyers like myself.

I'm going to pick this game up day 1, btw. Looking great.



erv commented on Nintendo Releases Genyo Takeda's Full Eulogy ...:

Still think it's a shame he died already. I'm also not convinced this was super sudden - he was ill and people must have known. Although quickly, people close to him knew this was coming.

I will remember him and the work he contributed to fondly though. Rest in peace, you were a blessing to many.



erv commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Nx shares the same exposure as wii did, back when it was called revolution.

Thanks to healthy sony competition, nintendo doesn't totally abandon power. But competing on power is a race to the bottom. To be honest, I like nintendo to be more than adequate but not to be a powerhouse competition.

I'm far more excited about how we'll play. Nx could be unified hybrid or diversified, incremental hardware. It could even hololens and bypass the tv.

I like these times. A new wind is coming, and it's gonna be fun.



erv commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

A 4 year lifespan for the wii U makes sense, as does unifying the portable space with its console brothers. If they can make a slightly more powerful thing than the wii U but allow it to be portable, 1 thing goes tv and travel the nintendo way simultaneously.

So, november 2016 seems like a great time. Having stuff ready in july means being able to launch worldwide in the fall.



erv commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

I like the focus for the near term instead of stuff I can't buy. What I don't like is the fact that there was absolutely nothing worth mentioning that I didn't know about already.

Yep, it was a bad e3 for nintendo. It feels well calculated though, like they knew what they are doing. That bit I can appreciate.



erv commented on Talking Point: It's the Community That'll Put ...:

This concept is going to be revolutionary. Imagine the crowdsource level design system extending, in some form, to other games.

I'm not saying everyone could create an entire zelda dungeon or level, but everyone could in small parts contribute their patch to a huge world. Mario maker will get that concept rolling.



erv commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I love the wii U, but nintendo is no fool and will move on sooner because, well, it's not great business.

I like the upcoming lineup a lot though, and so far, I have had the most amazing gaming time on wii U. I haven't been able to experience such diversity and quality so early on in a consoles lifecycle. Anything from day 1 up has been great to me.

But, you know, they'll launch with some big stuff next time. Zelda at launch, something metroid or pikmin maybe, an f-zero perhaps, anything - and they'll hit it.

I'm happy with my wii U and whatever is next is likely over a year away. But when it arrives, I'm pre-ordering at the first possibility again.



erv commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

Not buying it. You've got lots of resources working on unannounced stuff and people noticed. You're right about a lot here, but that little fact won't go away.

I still like the lineup though. And I love the way they focus on stuff I can actually play soon, not in a few years.

But hey. People notice.



erv commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

He didn't explicitly state that the mentioned nx is something like a homeconsole. He just wants whatever is next to be more successful.

Also interesting: VR is not inclusive and social enough in its current form, so yeah, that's no news. But what he says after is interesting. He says they're showing things you can play and buy in the near future, so that is why you are not seeing any virtual reality type of thing at e3 this year.

If they find a way to hololens gaming away from the tv, they've got a big hit on their hands.



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

He's right, but looking at hololens you can see the tech itself has uses in line with what nintendo is suggesting.

Nintendo usually creates the most fun stuff anyways, so if they find a fun way and use for it, I'm all ears.



erv commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

I didn't expect it, they said as much. I also like the focus on stuff that's actually coming out. Much of the other guys show stuff that make people go wow, but you can't buy it within 2 years.

But they did employ this tactic last year, showing us zelda. Anyway, the absence of wow moments in e3 made the zelda absence more apparent. Zelda is just an element in a bigger scheme of no great surprises at e3.

I don't think nintendo did the wrong thing focussing to near term available games, I just think that e3 for them sucked because there are so few but it was probably a calculated hit anyway.