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gage_wolf

gage_wolf

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gage_wolf

#3

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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#7

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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#9

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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#15

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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#17

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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#18

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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#19

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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#20

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.

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#21

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

@Kirk

I think you're probably right. I hope we're proved wrong and Smash really does amazing numbers, but historically Smash has sold quite a bit lower than Kart...I don't think history necessarily informs future trends but here's the Wii numbers:

Mario Kart Wii: 35.5 Mil
Smash Bros. Brawl: 12.5 Mil

That's a pretty huge difference. Are we assuming there are that many people who passed on Mario Kart, but are waiting for Smash?

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#22

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

These quotes from game industry insiders on the impending doom / success of Nintendo are always so strange... Just Dance, a system seller? Wha?

"Hey honey let's buy that wierd new Wii with the giant controller so we can... dance."

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#23

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

@kyuubikid213

Asymmetrical gameplay? Where has that been since the couple launch titles? Dual screen gaming? Its annoying - looking up at the tv and then down at the gamepad. it works well with a portable, not with a console. The touchscreen is a joke... how useful was it in MK8 or DK:TF or SM3W? Off tv mode -not worth my time. The range doesnt even allow it to go outside of the living room.

All these critisisms and I still like my Wii U a lot. Just saying there are many times I'd rather just be playing games on a normal controller and not have to blow 50 bucks for the pro.

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#29

gage_wolf commented on WayForward is at the Reigns of Another Adventu...:

I love Adventure Time and yet none of the games have even remotely caught my interest. AT is an awesome original series with tons of charm, how about they treat the games the same way... instead of just tossing Finn and Jake into crappy Zelda ripoffs.

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#34

gage_wolf commented on Night Trap ReVamped Developer May Flip-Flop on...:

FMV was the worst trend in video games ever. I got suckered in by the "graphics" as a kid and asked for a 3DO for Christmas. I got one, and several games that you don't actually "play" so much as you just use a controller like a TV remote - queuing up different videos. I was stuck with that miserable system for far too long. Sega CD, CD-i, 3DO - never again.

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#35

gage_wolf commented on Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Vir...:

Donkey King Jr.... Math. Sigh, I give up. Wii I VC is the equivalent to seeing an ice cream shop, getting excited, goin up to the counter and asking I'd like some ice cream! What flavors are available?" And the girl behind the counter says "sorry ice cream isn't currently available, but we have crackers!"

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#36

gage_wolf commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Ragnarok

I think you're underestimating Nintendo's willingness to go against the grain. Remember Wind Waker? Remember the public outcry against Toon Link? How do we feel about that decision now?

In regards to changing the "Face of Zelda", his face has been changed many times and Nintendo's world is large enough to house all the different versions. Look at the new Smash Bros., both Toon Link and serious Adult Link exist side by side in the same game, why wouldn't a female link fit in as well?

The risk isn't as great as you think it is. People are going to buy the next Zelda regardless of Link's gender. The purists on here crying about their 25 year "emotional attachment" to link's gender...guess what? They will still buy the game. But changing things up, making Link a female, may garner new interest in the game, and new sales, from people who previously passed on Zelda or have thought its grown a bit stale over the years. The pros outweight the cons here.

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#39

gage_wolf commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Ragnarok

From the get go the Zelda series was built around 'legends', thus the title. Legends are stories passed down through time, and depending on who you hear the story from it can change or be altered. So an ever changing protagonist fits within that concept.

Metroid is not a legend. Samus suddenly being a man simply wouldn't make sense and would literally break the series. Plus, why? Why would we make Samus a man? Arent there enough sci fi shooters with male protagonists already? It serves no purpose.

Making Link a female, or having the option,
actually makes sense within the lore of the series, as well as in the real world. It serves a purpose. How many major AAA videogame adventures have female protagonist? Maybe a handful.

The male Samus argument just has no relevance here.

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#41

gage_wolf commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@shigulicious

Just to be thorough:

"Hylian princesses bearing the name Zelda have also appeared throughout history of Hyrule. It is likely that the name was handed down through the generations."

  • from Hyrule Historia

So, if you piggyback my last comment with this one you get this understanding: Link can be anyone throughout time so long as that person is a hero( no gender specified). Zelda is always a princess(which is gender specific). So there you go, Zelda has an established gender and role as princess, Link has none. Right from the source.

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#42

gage_wolf commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@BossBattles

"The heroes of these chronicles all share the name Link. These Links might have been the same person, a series of familial descendants, or a number of heroes with different names entirely."

-Straight from Hyrule Historia

How does that make for an established character? It basically says "Link" can be anyone so long as that person is a hero. Also, If you notice at no point does the writing make note of Link's gender. A female Link is totally within the bounds of Zelda lore. So get over it.

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#43

gage_wolf commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

@ejamer

Unfortunately I mostly feel the same way. There is a lot of potential here, but Ninty's recent record for taking a great idea, complicating it, and then only seeing it through halfway leads me to believe this is gonna be another idea that could've been simple and awesome, but instead will be confusing and underwhelming.

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#44

gage_wolf commented on Nintendo Unleashes An Awesome Trailer Showing ...:

The good - it's great to see all these games spliced together because it really shows off Nintendo's bold individual aesthetic. The new "World of Nintendo" toy line helps solidify this notion - owning a Nintendo console is like nothing else out there. Great variety of gameplay styles as well. Captain Toad looks like a great laid back experience!

The bad - too much plumber. IMO, they need to give Mario a break for a while. I hear a lot of feedback from people (including Nintendo fans) that they are pretty tired of Mario. It's starting to feel like Ninty is milking their moneycow for every drop.

Last two cents, the last shot that shows all the screens forming the huge "U" logo, they should have just left it at that (I thought they were for a second). But no it then retreated back next to the "Wii" logo. Drop the Wii logo Ninty! It aint doing you any favors! Let the "U" free!

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#45

gage_wolf commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

Hmm, I'll be interested to see how well this does. While I think we're fine with Nintendo's current offerings for now, hopefully they have their research & development teams working like mad on whatever comes next, because everyone else is gunning for relevance with some pretty interesting stuff.

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#46

gage_wolf commented on Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Imag...:

@HugoSmits

I never said your game will be garbage. I said it reminds me of Chex Quest. I have no problem with pixel art. I 've just already played my fair share of Wolfenstein, Doom, Heretic, and all the other clones that were everywhere through out the 90s. So my enthusiasm for another one is very minimal.

Good luck on your goal of fresh level design, but I will most likely not be a buyer as I am a bit retro'd out.

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#47

gage_wolf commented on RCMADIAX Reveals SPIKEY WALLS for Wii U, a Blo...:

A clone of a crappy game that blantantly ripped Nintendo assets (those green pipes), is now being developed for a Nintendo console. It feels like the 1980s again. Crappy games ripping off other crappy games with very loose if any quality control. This is a slippery slope, some people see this as "hey cheap games, whats the problem?", but supporting this garbage sends a message to small devs that they can make quick cash off half-baked games, and before we know it the eShop is like a shovelware graveyard.

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#49

gage_wolf commented on Review: Soon Shine (Wii U eShop):

Looks better than Chubbins, but that's a pretty low bar. These titles that basically look like free browser games are hitting the Wii U in such regularity now I wonder if Ninty is gonna have to make a new section in the eShop called "Bargain Bin." Maybe have a picture of Mario with his empty pockets pulled out of his overalls, a rather depressed look on his face, and a single coin in his gloved hand.