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Re: NX's Virtual Console

fortius54

I think Nintendo's virtual console should be a subscription service to the back catalog. This probably isn't a popular opinion, but I'd pay $10 per month for it.

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Re: Disney Infinity

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I have not had a problem with the game freezing and we've played it about 13 hours. I am through Pirates. I enjoy this game. I'm not real fond of Monsters yet, but I still have the Incredibles. I picked up the other two. There is so much to this game.

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Re: Is that direct all nintendos doing for e3

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The games Nintendo showed were nice, and we know they will play great. However, it was somewhat a blah outing in my opinion. I think the same can be said for the PS4 as well. Maybe this is what should be expected now in this instant Information Age. Both Sony and Nintendo had revealed the vast majority of there titles at least by name prior to the show. I really think this E3 will be remembered as the year Microsoft blew it. I very well expect something else from Nintendo in the coming weeks. I think they have solidified the fact that they will do their own thing when it comes to releasing information. The only thing I ask is they not mention the new hairstyle for Bayonetta. It really isn't that important.😄

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Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Disney Infinity

fortius54

There is no doubt that I will purchase this game. My kids and I have had so much fun with Skylanders, and we are all big fans of Disney. With the announcement of Switch Force, however, I have had my interest in this drop just a little. That coupled with Cars being the next play set has not helped. I understand the reasoning behind it. Pixar is what the children seem to think of now and days when they talk Disney animation, and this game is meant to appeal to children.

What I do wonder about this game as it compares to Skyanders is the tokens. The leveling up in Skylanders occurs as you invest time in your character. It seems here all depends on a $5 disc pack. We have time invested in our Skylanders character. My Trigger Happy is my Trigger happy. My daughter's Whirlwind is her Whirlwind. My son's Wham Shell is his Wham Shell. For a lack of a better term, we put time and effort building up each of those respective characters, and while we still use other characters interchangeably with each other, I don't think Infinity will do that for me.

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Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Time for new IPs?

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In a perfect world, a new great IP would come out two or three times a year. However, we as gamers are our own worst enemies when it comes to new IP's. In recent years there have been very few new IP's that have performed up to expectations. The only real example I have seen is the Skylanders series. As a matter of fact the year Skylanders came out, it was the only new IP in at least the Top 10 that year. Everything else was ether a sequel or a spin off. Truth be told, even Skylanders began as a reworking of Spyro. It since took on a life of its own.

Budget dollars are really tight at the moment. In the gaming world now, we either see big budget huge titles or small indie titles developed by a few. Again, I am being general there are always some exceptions. All this means is this. Companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have fewer dollars to allocate towards an IP that is unproven. Instead, they allocate those dollars to titles that might have more name recognition and proved itself to be a seller in the past. Again, there are exceptions. Naughty Dog's the Last of Us is on its way, and Sony can be applauded for taking a chance, but that's what it is....taking a chance.

That is not saying Nintendo hasn't put out new IP's. Many of those everyone here has listed, but though some have been met with critical acclaim, they have not made the mark as a Mario game has. The powers that be recognize these things and plan accordingly. Hopefully, once this new generation of systems have been out and the industry as a whole sees the downward trend turnaround, we will start seeing the new IP's everyone wants. I hate to use the old saying, "the timing is bad'" but unfortunately, right now, "The timing is bad."

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Nintendo's strategy for wii U

fortius54

The saving grace after hearing all the bad in the last few weeks is this happened with the 3DS. It seems to be picking up steam, and it has a great year ahead of it. It should also be said that the budgets for big games sitting at what they are a lot of these companies can't afford to release a lot of different games. That will have a negative effect on launch lineups as well as the number of games launched going forward.

I agree Nintendo at the very least is in a situation where they can weather a storm if they have to. Microsoft has cash, but they also have other divisions that they have to split the cash between. Sony is just barely getting by, and they cannot afford to have a problem. If there is an adverse reaction to the PS4, they are toast.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Thoughts on the future of Wii U

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Sean_Aaron wrote:

I honestly don't see both Xbox and Playstation surviving through this next generation. Sony seems to be the most vulnerable since its stock is borderline worthless. Unless their next machine is massive sales-wise I think they'll be dropping out of games completely unless they have a profitable development arm. I don't know what to think of Ouya - Steambox makes more sense to me, but I'm not really seeing a meaningful market for either of them. I think this generation is Nintendo's to lose, really.

I have to agree with you on the fact that Sony is in trouble. I know they have burned a lot of people in the past, but the last couple of years, they have finally seemed to get it. Next to Nintendo, I think they have the better first party titles. Unfortunately, it may be too little too late. The company as a whole is in massive debt. There corporate note were downgraded to junk status late last year. The Playstation is really the only area of the company that has turned a profit, and I just don't know if a new console will be what it needs to get them over the hump.

Most consoles launch at a deficit per unit purchased. I do not see how this is going to be any different for them. They do have The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls coming this year so that should offset some of the losses with the console, but how much? It really can't be determined. All in all, I'd say your right on this. The end of this generation will most likely see the end of Playstation if something drastic does not happen. That's enough about them though...sorry.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Wayforward: New King of Platformers?

fortius54

I find myself gravitating to just about anything Wayforward releases. They obviously did a good job with Blob, but lost in a year of Batman Arkham Asylum was Brave and the Bold. I thought this was a fine platformer especially when you considered it was a licensed game. It reminded me a lot of what Capcom used to do with their licensed games (Ducktales). Wayforward puts out good quality titles. In fact the first game I plan to download on eShop for the Wii U is Mighty Switchforce HD.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Video games for Christmas

fortius54

Here is where it is great being a dad of two kids that like video games. There is a 3DS XL under the tree. I have it on good authority that Santa may have gotten his hands on a Delux Wii U. So if this is true, I have Nintendo Land for the Wii U...I mean the kids do. I picked up Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Fun for my girl. She's 8. My 5 year old boy is getting the two pack I Spy, and since dad would like to try it out, I picked up Kid Icarus Uprising at Best Buy for $15 on CyberMonday.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Underrated Wii games

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Tasuki wrote:

Batman: The Brave and the Bold. This game was overshadowed by Arkham Asylum which came out a year before. That and the fact it was based off of a cartoon series and that it was for the Wii probably made some people pass this one up. But I found it rather enjoyable especially in co-op mode. The story was decent and the game play along with the graphics reminded me alot of why I liked The Adventures of Batman and Robin on SNES. One of these days I plan on getting this game for my Wii collection.

I can agree with this completely. This was a real good platformer.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Wii U: The Perfect System For MMOs?

fortius54

I am thinking anything Pokemon related on the Wii U will use the NFC. Therefore, you are probably looking at a Skylanders-type game or a card-type game. It just makes sense for this to becoming if they built the NFC into it in the first place.

As for a true MMO on the Wii U, here in the states I'm just not sure how well it would go over. I am sure there will be people try the free to play variety, and I am sure they will fail. I think for it to be successful it would have to be first party with familiar characters, and that would be a stretch over here.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: How Many Games Do You Actually Finish?

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mumof2kids82 wrote:

Pokemon games and NSMB2 are the only games that i have ever finished. I start a game and then I get bored of it or something happens and I forget about it. I have three kids so I don't always have time to play my video games.

I think this is the main problem with me. I have little kids so unless it is a Marioesque type game, I play after they go to bed. It just does not leave a lot of time.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: What N.F.L Team You Rolling With This Year And How They Going To Do.

fortius54

The Patriots did look good last night, but as silly as it sounds, I don't think Houston goes that deep in the playoffs. They have seemed like a team ready to implode e whole season. The two games they have lost, they haven't even shown up. Great teams do not do that. I think Atlanta is looking at the same thing. New England is playing good, and they are also playing consistent. That is the difference right now. There are better teams than the Patriots, and if one of them can get on the right track, they will knock them off.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: How Many Games Do You Actually Finish?

fortius54

I guess this is one reason I wasn't too broke up about the Wii U not having trophies. I am to the point now that I try to get the story done and not worry about all of the achievements. I tell myself I will go back and pick the up later, but I never do.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: Anyone Else Having A Gaming Marathon On The 21st?

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Jaz007 wrote:

You know what makes it even funier? They found another Mayan calender that ends after december 21st.

Yes and it is at the other end of the spectrum. According to the " experts", the Mayans now think that we could last for an octillion years. It's good to know there have always been crack pots, and this was not an invention of modern day.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

Re: A Fascinating Gamasutra Article About The Wii U

fortius54

Here is the hope that most people recognize the system for the same qualities the writer mentions. Too many times, this industry is a lot like the comic industry. I know I have said this before. It just seems that both want to be taken seriously so bad. However, they are scared to death of innovation and change. They want to be main stream, but they are deathly afraid to let new people in. They have fought to be heard for their great ideas and characters their respective mediums bring, but they are quick to slam the door in anyone's face that would like to get to know those same things better. They both seem to have an identity crisis of some sorts no pun intended.

By no means am I innocent of the same charges. I too have problems some times when they do not get the origin story right. It irritates me to see countless mini games being dumped on us. However, that movie and game were not necessarily meant for us. Sometimes they are used to introduce new people to the medium. Several of us were up in arms over the Nintendo ad campaign for the 3DS that used the line, "I am not a gamer." That campaign was not for the people that play games as much as we do. It was used to bring a new demographic in. Guess what? It worked. I have a 3DS XL under the tree right now for my daughter who saw the Style Savvy Series. She loves fashion. She has study it well enough now to know he art games are available as well.

I know this is a Nintendo website, and I am preaching to the choir. I thought this was a very thought provoking argument, and I hope that "gamers" will think a little more on some of the points rather than quickly dismissing it like they are of then want to do.

fortius54

Nintendo Network ID: mitchell_rsvl

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