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Mon 18th March, 2013

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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.



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


"Splatoon just wouldn't be the same experience without it.It could easily be played on the other consoles with a few workarounds and would still be a great game to play regardless but without the Gamepad you would be missing a part of what makes it that extra bit special."

I'm curious, what exactly did you feel the GamePad achieved with Splatoon that made the experience so "special"? I feel as though the ability to "hot jump" to another player via the touchscreen could easily be re-mapped to the D-Pad. Then they could scrap the silly "Boo-yah" and "C'Mon!" commands no one ever uses.

Honestly, Splatoon would be amazing with Wiimote pointer controls.



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

Oh Scott. I'm starting to get really annoyed with his recent quotes.

Nintendo failed to realize that the only thing gamers wanted was a Pro controller and HD franchise installments. The GamePad was great for two things in my experience: ZombiU and Off TV Play. I actually don't play Splatoon as often as I would if OFF TV Play was an option. So I play COD more often instead while the wife enjoys her shows.

Oh, actually I'll give credit where it's due: the non-gaming applications of Wii U are a treat with the GamePad. But it's a Nintendo console. I expect their main input device to be seamless with my gaming experiences.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC...:

"This is one of those examples where we're bemoaning market realities rather than believing a solution is at hand, though. The trouble for all three Wii U titles is that they're on the poorest selling of the current gen systems, a console largely isolated from the multi-platform and third-party scene. If the Wii U was a Wii-scale sales phenomenon we have little doubt that the evolution of these games would be hotter news to more than the most dedicated Nintendo fans."

Nailed it.

Also, I thought it was pretty well understood that the DLC "Season Passes" of MK8 vs. the completely random roll outs of "features" in Splatoon was evidence enough of which one was planned all along and which one released early just to get the core game out in the wild.



gatorboi352 commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

Miiverse's biggest issue is its speed, or lack thereof. Until the app functions a quick as Twitter, I will never regularly use it. The post limit per day is silly too. All because 12 year olds don't know how to act online.



gatorboi352 commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

People all up in arms about "Wii U is dead, I can't believe Wii U is already being hung out to die"

Do you all realize just how catastrophic of a failure Wii U is from a business standpoint for Nintendo? It is the second worst performing system they have ever put out, period. Behind only the Virtual Boy. Sure, it's a fun system with many great games, but for whatever reason it just hasn't caught on, and at some point, Nintendo just has to put it out to rest. They aren't a charity, folks.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo NX Might Be The First Social VR Platf...:

@Scollurio Yep, pretty much this.

Naysayers always point to the GCN as a counter argument to this, but fail to see the shortcomings of that console such as the mini DVD format and lack of a fourth shoulder button (ZL).

A true return to their SNES roots and mentality would go a long way winning some of the PSXB crowd back.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

TVii was doomed the day they lost API integration ability with the VOD services. In the beginning you used to be able to link all of your streaming services and browse them all in a consolidated format. It was the only reason I used it.

Well, the app was also slower than molasses. That didn't help it either.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Quality Of Life Patent Applications A...:

Given that Iwata was personally heading up the QoL division, it will be interesting to see what happens to it all long term if the initial push falls flat.

Everything that has leaked thus far about it seems very underwhelming and "yeah, sure I guess?"



gatorboi352 commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

@DBPirate "A dramatic shift in Nintendo's workings is not what they need right now, personally."

I'd argue that's exactly what they need. Nintendo is lifeless at the moment. Last place, irrelevant. No one outside of core faithfuls (and that number is dwindling) even care for Nintendo any more. They need to go out and do pretty much the exact opposite from what they've been doing the last 5-6 years.

They won't.



gatorboi352 commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

I love how half the comments here are literally just immature rebuttals towards Pachter specifically. You kids are just laughable. Offering no other meaningful discussion to this thread at all.

Many of the analysts are spot on in assessing a successor coming from within, Nintendo is more conservative in this way than the Republican political party.



gatorboi352 commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

Clearly even Valhalla realized what a dumpster fire Wii U is and decided to take measures during development in the last few years. Good for them. The children that frequent this site won't understand the business side of this, but I will still pick it up for Wii U and monitor the Steam side of things.