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gage_wolf

gage_wolf

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gage_wolf

#5

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Stucazzo
Where is the tie between 'pumping out FPS's' and Minecraft? At no point did I say Nintendo should just follow what the other systems are doing. I simply said Nintendo should have made Minecraft a priority earlier in the U's lifespan, probably more so than funding a niche action title. I'm not really bashing Bayo 2, I just don't think it will do much for sales, and obviously the Wii U needs sales.

@ModestFan93
and the rest of you that only see things in black & white - this is just my opinion. Life will be filled with people that have opinions different from yours. Get used to it.

gage_wolf

#6

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Einherjar
HBO, where Game of Thrones is aired, is a cable network known for having very adult oriented content. Nintendo systems are not. So when they make 'edgy' choices such as funding Bayonetta 2 or opting to throw Samus in a bikini in Smash it seems even more drastic simply because everything else they do is super safe, wholesome family entertainment. Sony and Microsoft already host a lot of mature games, so the first Bayonetta fell right in with the mix on those systems. There's no controversy there.But to see a clip of a woman holding two guns and spread her legs while the camera zooms into her crotch alongside clips of a yarn dinosaur and a pink marshmallow floating around a clay world seems totally out of place.

I just don't see how Bayo 2 fits on the Wii U. Let's say it draws in a few people to buy the Wii U due to it's sexy action style. But after they beat it, what else are those people going to want to play? Captain Toad? It's like Nickelodeon airing one really sexualized adult program right after NickToons.

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#7

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Einherjar
yawn
Nintendo is a for profit company, they are not ALL about the gameplay, in reality they are ALL about the Benjamins. And at the moment they are spending more than they are making. If the Wii U was selling like hot cakes we would not be having this conversation, and I would gladly ignore Bayo 2 because it wouldn't matter. But that's not the case - Nintendo isn't doing well, and thus it's interesting to talk about why or how they could do better. It's a natural point of interest. Just as a sports fan talks about things they think their favorite team could do better. Gamers became 'market analysts' or stopped always just saying 'man, that gameplay looks amazing' when we became adults and acquired critical thought. I still think plenty of things look amazing, but that's a pretty boring use of a comment section to just blindly praise everything...

Whatever point you are trying to make now no longer has anything to do with Minecraft or Bayonetta 2. But I'm bored, so here goes:

Minecraft was created by a tiny little indie company. It was not focus grouped or put together like some expensive AAA Frankenstein title your describing. This tiny little indie company released their unfinished game, and boom people loved it. It allows kids and adults to build awesome structures or play different games within its' worlds. It's like the ultimate Lego set. Instead of corporate think tanks or old men in suits deciding what features make it into Minecraft, the people that play the game designed most of the features, mechanics, graphics, and characters. Due to this untapped potential for creativity and simplicity the game slowly became a mega success almost completely by word of mouth. It not only promotes creativity, but doesn't focus on realistic graphics whatsoever and has single-handedly made pixel art cool among young kids. Everything you're ranting about - brown sludgey graphics, focus-grouped decisions, gimmicks, etc. are exactly what Minecraft ISN'T. So what are you arguing about?

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#8

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Kaze_Memaryu

"Yes, it does. I don't see high-pumped action, super-crazy combat, and awesome fanservice in a game about blocks."

Neither do I. I'm comparing marketing, mass appeal and sales, not gameplay mechanics.

But speaking of 'high-pumped action, super-crazy combat, and awesome fanservice.' Yes, the Wii U certainly has a shortage of that...

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#10

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Einherjar

"What good is the WiiU if it only offers the brown grey sludge found on any other system there is?"

"What the WiiU really needs in an audience, that isnt blinded by the mainstream media, by "doodbro" attitudes that claim "cartoony games are for kids and should die out", by critics who praise graphics over gameplay."

What does any of this have to do with Minecraft?

"Why would we need 3 consoles that offer the same unoriginal content? Whats the point, if there is nothing that stands out anymore ?"

Because not everyone can afford to have multiple systems so it would be nice to see some overlap for exceptional titles.

"Everyone who wants to play it already got a system to do it on. The enthusiasts play it on the PC, the casuals on their phones and tablets and the middle of the road console gamers probably all have access to a PS3 or a 360."

I don't own it. I don't really play casual games on my PC, and I don't see Minecraft as a very dualshock friendly experience. Thus, I would buy it on Wii U, as would many other people.

"This is by no means the thing that the WiiU so desperatly needs.
If the system needs to be saved from anything, than the people who rather want to see a slew of mainstream titles that appear on any device possible instead of more bold, "out of the comfort zone" and unique titles."

So you're saying the Wii U needs to be saved from obscurity by hosting more obscure games? Riiiiiight.

gage_wolf

#11

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

@Imagamerboi
@Einherjar

Both of you are making the point that Bayo 2 is a niche title. Bayo 2 is fan service for a very core sect of gamers. It will not move systems, it will not bring attention to the U. The Wii U does not need niche titles at this point. It needs popular titles that have mass appeal.

I was just at Target the other day and half the action figure aisle was Minecraft toys. There was one small row of Nintendo figures. At this point, Minecraft's pixely box art is probably more recognizable to younger players than Mario and Co. Nintendo needs the attention. An over-sexualized gun-toting witch isn't gonna bring it.

gage_wolf

#12

gage_wolf commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

Nintendo is officially the red-headed stepchild of gaming. Almost every popular device currently in existence has a Minecraft port except Ninty's systems. Iwata and Co. should have been paying Mojang to bring Minecraft to the U, prior to the Microsoft buyout, instead of funding the cult-dud Bayonetta 2.

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#13

gage_wolf commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

@Beetlejuice
Well actually my stance is simply "Just don't buy it." Whether or not crappy games should be "allowed" to exist or whether Nintendo should have some sort of tighter grasp on what comes to the eShop isn't part of my stance. I simply see it like this:

Deliberate crappy game sells well. More people make deliberately crappy games. Some people that can make good games may opt to make deliberate crappy games too. So over time we end up getting a lot of crappy games, and possibly less good games. This isn't an overnight thing, and this isn't just about SPIKEY WALLS. It's about trends.

Your stance of "I'm fine with whatever" is reasonable. I never said it wasn't, but that doesn't mean I'm going to fall in line with you and the other people on here who simply don't care either way. My attempts to coerce others or call them out for their poor choices doesn't threaten your freedom to continue making bad decisions. Buy all the crappy games you want.

gage_wolf

#14

gage_wolf commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

If you complain about other people complaining...well where does that get anyone?

EDIT: Plus, if I had to compare the pointlessness of complaining about Spikey Walls vs. complaining about 'other people on the internet'... The former can actually alter other people's opinions, while the latter... well doesn't really do much at all.

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#15

gage_wolf commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

@Beetlejuice
"I can't imagine how empty some of the lives of these people complaining are. Honestly, find something else that is actually important to be this passionate or concerned about!!"

Defending this game as adamantly as you have requires the same amount of passion and emptiness as does complaining about it, which in reality just boils down to very casually typing up responses on one's phone while at work. I don't think anyone is genuinely angry about this or losing sleep.

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#19

gage_wolf commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@Darknyht

SPIKEY WALLS being a rip-off of Flappy Bird is not something that's being left up to the public to decide. RCMADIAX straight up said it in his reveal:

"The new title is called SPIKEY WALLS, and many of you will recognize it as a popular spin-off of the famous “Flappy Bird” games that are dominating the mobile app stores these days. "

Though, just to be clear I am not joining in on this IP theft argument.

gage_wolf

#20

gage_wolf commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@brandonbwii said: I was actually going to buy this but @RCMADIAX comments about crappy games has pushed me away.

That's great news!

@brandonbwii said: As for people like @gage_wolf stop being so vocal about your dislike. Just let things happen.

Hmmm. You may not realize it, but RCMADIAX's comment where he pretty much fesses up to his greedy intentions and bitterness toward "crappy games" outselling his games came as a response to me being vocal about my dislike. It's fine that you'd rather me shut up about it, but I think you may be missing the cause and effect relationship in this situation.

gage_wolf

#21

gage_wolf commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@Kaze_Memaryu

Yes, how noble of @RCMADIAX to blame the Wii U consumer base for his decision to rip off an already well known ripped-off game...

Also, maybe you should just read the thread... All the points you're trying to make (aside from strangely thanking RCMADIAX) are there. No one is pointing fingers at him saying "WHY!? WHY?". No one is raging on, no one is whining. I told people to not buy the game... in a pretty casual way.

gage_wolf

#22

gage_wolf commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@World
RCMADIAX up to this point has made original, cheap games. I haven't bought any of them because micro-games don't appeal to me on the Wii U because I can play those type of games on my phone.. which I do on my commute to work. I don't have a hatred for $1 games.

My plea for people to not buy this particular game was due to this all of a sudden shift in quality and tone that RCMADIAX even fesses up to in his response. He essentially says "my original games didn't sell well compared to these other crappy games, so I'm gonna make an even crappier game." This kind of outlook is poisonous for the home console market if it catches on. I won't support it, and don't think other gamers should either. That's my whole point.

He even goes as far as to capitalize my point "DON'T BUY IT." So let's NOT BUY IT.

gage_wolf

#23

gage_wolf commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

@World said: Telling someone not to make a game--or worse, to call for having all games like it removed from the eShop--because it's personally unappealing is hilariously entitled. It's like assuming the ENTIRE MARKET is catered to you, the gamer with individual tastes.

No one said any of that. I told people not to buy it. Not the same sentiment.

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#30

gage_wolf commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

For the love of Pete, plan ahead Nintendo... why weren't these features implemented from the get go? We didn't invent dual sticks in the last 3 years.If they release a new Wii U with upgraded features in the next year or so, I'm ending my strained Nintendo worship.

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#33

gage_wolf commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

It's a bummer these guys' dream of being a successful game dev didn't work out, but I can't say I'm suprised. Chubbins looked absolutely horrid from an art direction standpoint, and Soon Shine looked like a free browser game. I'm not looking for cheap experiences on my console. I want substantial, thoughtful games.

Sorry dudes but there is a reason people pour years and money into making games. You can't expect to pump out some cheap looking crap every few months and expect to get rich, and I'm glad that's the case. I don't want to see the eShop go the way of the App store, and the first step is simply decreasing the flow of this cheap crap.

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#37

gage_wolf commented on Video: Watch Us Test Drive The Three New Merce...:

Welp, as I pretty much figured the Mercedes karts look pretty friggin' stupid... Instead of complaining I'll settle for not downloading them and a disappointed nod. I'm fine if this as far as Nintendo goes for in-game advertising... if I happen to fly over a McDonalds in the new Star Fox I'm gonna lose it.

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#39

gage_wolf commented on You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO:

Hey NL, I think if you did a poll, most of your readers would agree that they don't really care to read about some random game dev / publisher / exec / person simply saying something vaguely positive about Nintendo, especially when it has nothing to do with actual game development. These articles, if you can call them that, are just filler - not news.

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#45

gage_wolf commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I think Nintendo should look to the emulator community like tech companies such as Google look to the hacker community for new talent. If someone can beat you at your own game, you should hire them. I'm not sure if the slow drip of VC on the Wii U is on purpose, but you can run pretty much any Nintendo titles from NES to Wii on a pretty conservative PC at this point with little to no tech knowledge. That should be happening on the Wii U, like right now.

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#47

gage_wolf commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I think I'll probably end up with the Wii U / PS4 combo, but I'd really rather not. Videogames are becoming such an insane investment! I know exclusivity is considered a big win for the companies, but as a result we lose.

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#48

gage_wolf commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@kyuubikid213

I would like to see more games that build upon the potential NintendoLand introduced. I bought that, Zombi U, and NSMBU at launch. NSMBU was a disappointment in that it had no business being on the U. Zombi U had some interesting ideas, but fell short. NintendoLand felt like the beginning of a new era for Ninty. Confident, gorgeous games that would change up how we traditionally thought of controllers, new interesting takes on multiplayer (asymmetrical gameplay), and just a general excitement around the inventiveness the Gamepad could offer. Unfortunately, since then all the first party titles, aside from Wii Party U and Wario, sort of completely dropped that sense of "let's make something new and interesting" with this new technology, in exchange for "let's make something really familiar that will hopefully sell." Which has made the Gamepad feel like more of an inconvenience - its bulky, constantly needs charged, it can be distracting to have the TV image mirrored on your lap, instead of this essential new device Nintendo desperately wants us to believe it is

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#49

gage_wolf commented on GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nin...:

@kyuubikid213

You may by totally right with the PS4 controller stuff, but I do not own one to really comment either way. But I think your point is a bit lost in trying to compare the Gamepad to the new Dualshock. Sony isn't hyping their new controller as THE REASON to buy a PS4. The minor changes to the controller are just well... there, for better or worse. When Bloodborne and a couple other titles drop I will probably pick up a PS4, and the controller will not even be a factor in the decision... it's just the tool that allows me to play awesome games. That's not the case with the Wii U. The Gamepad is touted and marketed as being so much more! Thus, Nintendo has so much more to prove. Even really great games that would get near perfect scores on another system, are going to be judged under a different light depending on how or if they implement the Gamepad. It's an uncomfortable spot Ninty has created for themselves.

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#50

gage_wolf commented on Ubisoft Executive Talks Up Super Smash Bros. a...:

@Dipper723

Oh, interesting... Smash came out on top. But not by much...

It just feels like everyone just keeps passing the "This game will SAVE the Wii U" sentiment along as each title comes and goes and the sales have yet to skyrocket. MK8 did well, but not the kind of overwhelming win everyone was hoping for, and I feel as though it's appeal is a lot wider than Smash. We shall see.