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Mon 18th March, 2013

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gatorboi352 commented on Star Fox Zero Delayed To Achieve a "Platinum F...:

Everyone in here claiming "don't mind the delay if it makes the game that much better!" do any of you even realize the amount of the delay? What realistically is going to be "made better" in such a short period of time?

The only way Nintendo can rectify the situation with SF Zero is if they pushed it back far enough to make the game look like Xenoblade or something. The graphics are quite literally why everyone is having such an issue with this title.



gatorboi352 commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

@Raien It's not that they forgot, but rather that was a fundamental shift in thinking under the Iwata regime: All inclusive. Family oriented. Everyone can play.

It paid dividends in the Wii/DS era, not so much in the Wii U/3DS era. Nintendo needs to shift back to their NES/SNES roots and revisit what shot them to prominence among the "gamer" crowd that PS and XB now completely own. Those players are just begging for a reason to jump ship back into Nintendo's arms. But every generation Nintendo gives them less and less reasons to leave PS and XB for their offerings.



gatorboi352 commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

Hopefully under the new regime and rebranding of US stores, and with NX coming up, Nintendo kind of starts to not lean so heavily on Mario for a little while. Let's promote their other iconic characters and franchises a little more.

After SMM, I'm a little Mario'd out. I love the game, and all games featuring him but I think it's high time to take an altogether different approach.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

"Well I ask you this why would you buy the Wii U version if its likely a rushed or crappy port."

Because the Wii U is the only console I own? Shouldn't the ideal be that the latest Nintendo console is the only console I will ever need in a given generation because it has all the 1st and 3rd party games I could ever want to play? I mean, that's how it was up until the N64 came out anyways.

Where did Nintendo go wrong? Oh wait, let's just blame "lazy" developers and "evil" publishers because it's easier and our allegiances lie with Ninty.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

"I don't care too much that Wii U's a commercial failure, though, as its outstanding first-party games still make it a winner to me!"

I will never understand this line of thinking. The lack of commercial success is directly related to the lack of games. If all you're after is 1st party titles, then by definition you are a part of the problem. By not supporting more 3rd party content on Nintendo's platforms you are in effect telling them 'take your games elsewhere, we don't want them'.

And if you can't find anything from a 3rd party worth playing, then I can't help you.



gatorboi352 commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

@SaKo Well sure. But I think in regards to Mario Maker specifically, it is to the GamePad what Super Mario 64 was to the analog stick. I personally know people that had no idea Wii U was a thing, heard about Mario Maker (yay Nintendo finally marketing something) and sought out a Wii U to buy one and play it.

Absolutely astounding this wasn't put into motion at launch with all the bright minds at Nintendo, instead settling for an HD uprezzed NSMB installment that was pretty much mailed in.



gatorboi352 commented on Review: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Wii U eSho...:

"it's a total pain looking from one screen to another, especially if one of those screens is a huge TV."

Funny thing is, that sentence basically sums up why the greater market hasn't taken to the Wii U in general.

But seriously, what was Nintendo thinking making DS games a priority on Wii U? I've seen NL make this same critique about numerous other DS games on the platform as well.



gatorboi352 commented on Apple Just Announced Its Own Wii, Almost A Dec...:

What many Nintendo fans here are not realizing is that Apple has the brand recognition and relevance to make this succeed whereas Nintendo has essentially been irrelevant to anyone outside of their (shrinking) core fan base since like.... 2011?



gatorboi352 commented on Wii U Offers "The Best Realisation Of The Seco...:

I tweeted Watchup the other day and praised their Wii U app. It's a treat to use and really nails the 2 screen experience.

The problem lies in that the market has clearly spoken and the market doesn't really care for a dual screen screen experience, or at least the Wii U implementation of it.



gatorboi352 commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):


I say that because Art of Balance had to do a similar hack/workaround due to lack of multitouch and it hinders user play experience IMO

L/R rotates the pieces as you attempt to place them, so you have to hold the GamePad in a different manner while performing these actions, whereas a simple tap of a second finger would have made matters much easier/delightful.



gatorboi352 commented on Review: Super Mario Maker (Wii U):

So, this game's existence begs an interesting question: are 2D Mario installments now rendered pointless going forward?

I mean it's not like Miyamoto is back there anymore churning out each level's design in those games. Why buy New Super Mario Bros NX when Mario Maker now is a thing?



gatorboi352 commented on Mario History: Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - 2003:

"Producer Shigeru Miyamoto was keen for this new entry in the Mario Kart series to be a game which could be enjoyed by veteran players, without alienating newcomers to the series or gaming in general."

Can we just all agree at this point that the above quoted is Nintendo's noted approach to literally every game they develop?

Also, this game didn't last a week with me; dual racer set up was a gimmick and you couldn't hop jump anymore. Pass. Give me MK64 and it's 30fps all day over this.



gatorboi352 commented on Splatoon Version 2.1.0 Update to Fix Some Bugs...:

It's time for the following updates:

1) Option to skip the Callie and Marie intro, especially if the game has already been booted up after the latest stage/mode change and before the next stage/mode change. Which leads into my next point...

2) Stop the damn stage/mode rotation schedule. There are 1.5+ million Splatoon users out there; I think we can pick and choose what mode we would like to play at any given time just like, oh i dunno, ANY ONLINE SHOOTER EVER MADE other than this one.



gatorboi352 commented on Review: Devil's Third (Wii U):

"Based on the single player campaign Devil's Third would not get a recommendation from us, especially as it's launching at full retail price, but the online component is a game changer. It's not enough to make Devil's Third a must-have, but it saves this release from being entirely skippable."

So, pretty much Splatoon, but with a bunch of preconceived NL bias.



gatorboi352 commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:


Please feel free to share with the rest of us this information you have detailing exactly that Nintendo EXPANDED to form the QoL team. I'm sure the analysts quoted would like to know as well.

And I quote (Iwata): "In other words, we created a permanent project team in the form of a new department. People assembled from four divisions to create this department and it reports directly to me. I think that is all I can share with you about the development structure at this moment."

So yeah, I'd say they were assets from the other teams and they were specifically pulled AWAY from them to JOIN the QoL initiative. Assets that are clearly needed elsewhere at the moment. Also doesn't help their efforts when the sole individual they were reporting everything to is no longer with us.

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gatorboi352 commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:


Did you read the article? They are SPECULATING that it has been placed on the back burner. That is not one in the same with DROPPING it out right.

Nevertheless I wouldn't be surprised. QoL was Iwata's baby; he was personally overseeing the division. Nintendo knows they are a toy/gaming company first and their current state within the industry really calls for all hands on deck in a sense on all their core offerings.



gatorboi352 commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

Hands down my favorite Wii U experience ever. At the time, completely sold me on the (now) empty and unfulfilled potential of the platform.

I soon realized what made the experience and the GamePad use so great in that game is exactly why Wii U failed overall: the GamePad is really designed for very specific game experiences and genres, and the only other real use you're getting out of it is Off TV play.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Considering the Future of Ninte...:

"And from a different perspective, NDs started 4 years ago in 2011. How many Wii and Wii U did Nintendo sell in the 4 years before that, and the 4 years since? Obviously it isn't working."

Nailed it.

Iwata was full of charm, but those Directs did crap for sales and/or brand recognition.



gatorboi352 commented on A Resident Evil 2 Remake Has Been Confirmed:

Just beat this again on N64 a few months ago...

I really wish Capcom would treat RE series right for once since like, RE4. It's getting ridiculous with the remakes and Revelations 1 and 2.

Bring us back to RE4. Not a clone of RE4, but what RE4 meant to the series in general. We need that moment again.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

@grumblebuzzz I agree. They took something that would have been a separate optional device any other previous gen and forced it into being the main input device thinking it would "force" adoption rate. And failed.

I just always felt like I wasn't quite using it right; a big ass 6 inch touch screen right in the palm of my hands and I'm spending 90% of my time looking AWAY from it at the TV. Not to mention extended play sessions sucked with it. Pro controller is where it's at, I hope the NX expands on it.