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Warrior of Dearth!


Tue 22nd December, 2009

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erv commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

Relax, people. It’s just nintendo has thought things through, instead of trying to clean up after mindlessly chasing a short term revenue avenue in the mobile space.

If anything, because it sounds thought through and because there’s a partnership, and even a buy-in for having each others’ backs during rough times while developing (which will certainly come sooner rather than later for both companies) nintendo can do this perfectly fine.

I really like the focus they have with these decisions. It’s very reassuring.



erv commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

I hope they keep the 3d from now on. It's so much more beautiful, I don't see how people come to say it's an annoying gimmick, it really adds to the experience.

Whatever is next should have a sharper resolution, though, that would help.



erv commented on Preview: We Take Aim at Splatoon to See if It ...:

@ricklongo if you guys are this focussed on certain core aspects, are you sure you're even looking at the right game for you? I mean... It's focussed on online multiplayer at its corr after all. Maybe a different type of game suits you better, like mario kart or smash?



erv commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

I'm boarding, choo choo! I love change. Dramatic change, community disapproved change, irreversible change. I'm like that.

As long as I know where and how to get the true nintendo games I love, all is well. Bring on the future!



erv commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

@andrew20 it'll unlikely be a smartphone or even multi-functional. With going to your existing iphone nintendo is acknowledging that you already have all of that.

Now they are certain to make nx about the games only. Which is a good thing - the nintendo phone/camera or whatnot is never going to happen and we're in the clear for getting great gaming delivered.

No smart device strategy would mean nintendo fighting for a place in your pocket it has already lost. This move means nintendo knows you're supposed to bring nintendo in for gaming.

It's reassuring that they figured out how to make sure their game focus is warranted with a good business model. They seem to have found a perfect form for the future.



erv commented on Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefin...:

If there's only 1 nintendo dedicated hardware, while there's multiple ways of nintendo connecting with you through what you already have, nintendo will get the best games out.

Nx should be one hardware thing, and the platform should be something scalable into anything out there. Premium nintendo experience will flourish, the exposure to it will flourish, our wallets will hurt without the feeling you're missing out (what with some having a console, some a handheld, some both and all that fragmentation) or even being ripped off.

Yep, they'll own this gaming business in 5 years time.



erv commented on Two Tribes Co-Founder Doesn't Think He Would H...:

Toki Tori 2 is a brilliant game well worth anyones time. I bought it at a premium price but would never regret that as there's a lot of quality and content.

I think it's a shame we probably will never see toki tori again. A straight up sequel to 2, with that quality, is a game I will buy at that same price.

I guess I'm a huge minority.



erv commented on Review: OlliOlli (Wii U eShop):

These type of games always make me wonder.

I've come to the point where there's so much to play. The currency of gaming, therefore, has no longer translated into things being worth my money. The question is now, are they worth my time?

I buy black flag for 15 bucks, or teslagrad, or monster hunter. Anything. It may be good, or fun, or worthwhile. Or worth its money.

But is it worth my limited time? I'm seriously questioning some good games now, in favour of games that are great. This seems good. Exactly the enemy I want to avoid.



erv commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Ti...:

There's a difference between having to differentiate now and having to differentiate regardless.

Digital sure is the future, but nintendo is very right to take its time. So far, miiverse may become a long term phenomenon and the eshop will grow into the one stop shop for quality gaming.

I'm not convinced doing stuff now is the answer to whatever and whatnot. Doing it right seems far more important.

Just my two cents anyways.



erv commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

I'd pay for more or better content even if that doesn't really eliminate ads (as long as they are non-obtrusive, I'll live) or for a more dynamic, multi layered community and communications with readers and writers.

So, yeah, there's that. Also, that survey wasn't 1080p60fps so only 5 stars.



erv commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

@arnoldlayne83 it's healthier than most of sony's other business, meaning it's losing money at a less alarming rate than the rest and has future profit potential. It is most certainly, still, a money losing division last I checked. It should have been profitable once they approach the end of the cycle looking back though, which looks realistic for them as last time I saw the graphs they were on an uphill curve.

Sony is bleeding money left, right and center. The playstation business is healthy in the market perception, but not as a business. In that sense, nintendo is the only one who knows how to make some profits in the gaming world even on its downside.



erv commented on Iwata Remains Positive on the Future of the Wi...:

Lol @ people thinking nintendo is in a bad shape. If you sell historically bad in a personal business dip and break even or even make a profit, you're doing well.

By the way, the competition has no healthy gaming business whatsoever. They stay afloat by employing catalysts through other businesses. Hence nintendo expanding into quality of life.

It's not that difficult to understand so what is all the fuzz about? Is there a new luigi's mansion coming out?



erv commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

Ok that final two paragraphs just set this website miles apart and ahead of most writers in the videogame industry.

You deserve an award of some sort. Here, have my "appreciative pixel fonts award" as a placeholder.



erv commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

As nintendo is living in a world where the internet doesn't matter or is considered insignificant, their infinite wisdom has once again struck and they decided that, in a world with no internet, another continent is an entirely different world and is naturally oblivious to the availability of products in another region.

Makes sense.



erv commented on Hyrule Warriors 'Ganon Pack' DLC to Bring Fres...:

I've played this game a lot already and have hardly touched half of the dlc. I'll be playing a lot of it this year as well.

This title has been an insanely positive surprise for me. I really recommend it, including dlc offer.