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Warrior of Dearth!


Tue 22nd December, 2009

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erv commented on The Mini Splatling is Next Up in This Week's S...:

It's a great gun type, and the only reason I don't use it is the fact that I'm simply great with rollers. I'll give the lightweight version a try though - although I've come to the point where it's not so much the main weapon that suits me, but the subs it's combined with.



erv commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

Bad idea. Keep it global, and if you lose, just get better at it. Everybody in the game has the exact same lag advantage and disadvantage. Fragmentation because you're too obsessed with winning is the last thing anyone needs.



erv commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

The multiplayer is what I'd play it for, and that is where the dilemma comes in. Is this going to sell enough for people to be online?

One key question I have is whether or not the pc online players are joining the wii U online players seamlessly, on the same servers. Because if that's the case, the online component holds more value.



erv commented on Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Supe...:

Homerun. If this marketing does not push it over an easy million dollar sales, I'm going back to chanting "doomed" in the corner of my living room, in the dark, holding on to the last light at night until my gamepad battery fades.



erv commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:

I don’t think it has much to do with the way Iwata pitched or supported the concept. I think it has to do with sane business reaction after being disrupted, this time before you release a product.

After the apple watch, there’s suddenly an entire ecosystem that sells, as one of its main points, the health tracking as part of a platform ecosystem. Nintendo’s vitality sensor wasn’t too much of a revolution, and the qol thing might make nintendo lagging behind yet again, after 3 apps and my iphone plus wearable tech do everything better and more seamless for me.

They got disrupted by having mobile, portable platforms steal away a chunk of their audience. They got disrupted by having tablets that connect to an ecosystem before the launch of the wii U which made its splash insignificant. Now their qol was disrupted straight after an apple watch launch, but luckily before walking that route into heavy production.

Whatever they have on NX, they would secure the best chance of them succeeding by remaining tight lipped until a nintendo rep shows up on stage and says “available today” at that same announcement - or, at least, really soon after. Nintendo has a keen sense of where the market goes, they just need some secrecy to revolutionize things and be the one who makes the splash.



erv commented on Nintendo Download: 20th August (Europe):

@Jaunty it's funny how many of the advantages people shared in my reply to not liking abyss are disadvantages to me. It's not my kind of thing, I guess, so all the more luck to those who seem to enjoy it:)



erv commented on Preview: Rekindling Platforming Passion in Sup...:

In concept, this is one of the most revolutionary things for an international company to do. Open sourcing the intellectual property within reasonable community bounds we’re going to get to infinite mario very soon. They should leverage this concept into other franchises in the future as well.



erv commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

I would have fired him sooner to be honest. Really, you can't challenge the integrity or expertise of your colleagues to the public world without them in the same room with the same possibility to reply and intentions to communicate a message.

I feel sorry for someone losing a job he likes, really, but if you share stuff like this in that way you are not a match for a business maintaining an international foothold. Perhaps smaller startups are a better match from a career perspective, but definitely not an internationally operating company that carefully balances difference in culture and demographics.



erv commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo a...:

The only bad reputation Wii u has today comes from people seemingly garnering their enjoyment from sales numbers.

The Wii u has an exceptional library and will be remembered, to me, as perhaps the best Nintendo system I've owned yet. And I'm here since the nes days.



erv commented on Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow:

Oh I'm going to like this one. To be honest I'm wondering about rotation in modes as well, I mean, 3 modes over a four hour rotation makes the chances of getting one you feel like playing at that moment rather slim.

Next update I'm mostly curious about how they'll handle the rotation mechanism next. And if they want people to bed any good at this mode, it should definitely not crop up every twelve hour period - that makes everything appear at set times and would make playing splatoon a rather dull adventure in the long term.



erv commented on Review: Legend of Kay Anniversary (Wii U):

Now I still don't know whether or not to by this one. I like a good platformer but I think the eshop has it listed for 30 euro or something?

Perhaps one of those discount things then.



erv commented on Nintendo Won't Rule Out Giving Yooka-Laylee Ad...:

@VeeFlamesNL if their creative output doesn't stall like it did at rare just before they were sold. So I'd say let them swim for a while. If they consistently create awesome games Nintendo should take an interest, but everybody might be better off with these guys being everywhere.

I'm just happy they work with a development platform now - I remember back in the day rare games could easily be delayed multiple years just because they had to change and optimize their own engine and such. It's the platform they have that enables them to become what they want to be again, and that platform by definition is going to be a multi platform support thingy because of its very nature.

A good relationship between them and Nintendo might be far more effective for us as gamers.

I'm really happy to see them work at great games ideas again, though.



erv commented on Talking Point: Fatal Frame's Trial Version and...:

It's not free to play but pay to finish. I don't know if I like the practice to be honest...

Still, knowing when and where to do this is key. If the next make Zelda release will have a paywall somewhere, that'll be too far of course. I think Nintendo has enough sense to realise that though.



erv commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles Marches Onto The W...:

The winning formula for this is the gamepad support really. Especially if you don't own a 3ds or don't like that version. The music and art style in this game - and of course its huge story - are worth the ten bucks it'll eventually cosy you if you were planning on getting xenoblade chronicles x anyway.

Really good stuff. I'll be playing this on my gamepad for a long time I think.



erv commented on 3DS Can Last For Another Two To Three Years In...:

That doesn't mean the new system isn't well out by then... Usually there's still a few games left on a system a year or so after its obvious new or newer replacement has been launched.

I expect the 3ds to be sequeled by new hardware, so to speak, by the end of 2016.



erv commented on Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until Early 2016:

A textbook example why you don't want consumers to interfere with projects in terms of creation and development as all we want is a great game and not something that is worse off in taste just because of a confrontation in project dynamics.

Get it out when it's ready, and let it be as great as can be. Delays are not important when it's about a game we just cannot buy yet. I'll get it when it's ready.



erv commented on Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn'...:

Nintendo made a brilliant move. As rare peaked but stalled in their output to fit a newly evolved market, we got the best of their games before the downward spiral in terms of output.

With a platform available for them to develop with - like unity - the people can shine again. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt, but there's no question nintendo makes great business decisions.