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Mon 18th March, 2013

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gatorboi352 commented on Capcom Is Bringing The Nintendo Exclusive Resi...:

Also, folks need to understand that this isn't just a hardware sold numbers game; it's a "what games actually sell on Wii U" numbers game too. Go back and look at the Revelations sales numbers on Wii U (along with almost every 3rd party retail title as well) and you'll quickly see why 3rd parties have moved on.

And don't give me the "well if they didn't gimp the Wii U version" defense either. Plenty of 3rd party releases have came out perfectly intact and still sell like crap.

Wii U owners have spoken, and they want Mario, Zelda, MK8, Smash, Bayonetta and very little else.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High...:

@khululy "They only need to look to the west and see how being solely in it for the money will bring, like Activision or EA and Ubisoft. They all chose quantity over quality and brought the biggest failures of game history."

What? This couldn't be further from the truth. Your opinion maybe, but nothing near the truth.



gatorboi352 commented on Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nin...:

@Quorthon I don't agree with your proposed "third pillar" approach Nintendo might do in regards to NX and replacing Wii U.

When Nintendo did this back with the DS in replacing the GBA, it was a system looking to replace the biggest brand in gaming at the time: the GameBoy brand. If they failed with DS it could have been detrimental had they not handled the transition with white glove care, hence the "third pillar" approach.

In Wii U, it's the greatest failure sales wise and brand recognition wise since the Virtual Boy. I do not expect Nintendo to bat much of an eye in replacing it, with NX or anything else.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

First off, this is a strategic delay by Nintendo.

Sure, the whole "this open world thing is harder than expected" would be plausible. However the whole past year Nintendo has been nothing but the utmost confident in Zelda Wii U; gloating about it in fact. Then, all of a sudden a delay AND E3 no show? Something is amiss here.

I would not doubt after seeing both MK8 and Smash do little to nothing to revive the Wii U this past year (among other factors) Nintendo has internally "written off" the console in a sense. Not canning it entirely but basically giving it the GameCube treatment as they prepare their next Wii, if you will.

I wouldn't be shocked if behind closed doors Nintendo is putting NX in the fast lane for 2016 and Zelda U ends up being one of the launch titles. When Wii launched with Wii Sports and TP it was a home run from day 1.

Lastly, "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad".

That damn antiquated quote needs to die. It's 2015, Miyamoto. They're called "updates" and "patches".

Sorry, I'm still bitter Splatoon won't have voice chat. Such a Nintendo move...



gatorboi352 commented on Elliot Quest Patch Adds Several Additional Con...:

People need to realize, every time a Wii U game adds in additional control options, that's the developers going "yeah I'd rather play this game with something other than the Gamepad".

The most useless, unnecessary control input Nintendo has ever made next to the Virtual Boy controller.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo's First Smartphone Title Could Launch...:

I really don't know where a successor to the 3DS is going to fit into all this, AND be successful. With this announcement yesterday it almost makes a dedicated portable redundant, or at the very least, and extremely niche product ala the PS Vita.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo's Implementation of Cross-Buy is Surp...:

@MailOrderNinja uh, you do realize no one is to "blame" for this outside of Nintendo themselves. Hell, look at the updated quote from the developer themselves stating they were fully aware of the potential exploitation from the get go; that's on Nintendo and their ass backwards implementation of anything modern.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished...:

@Ayronom I'll let you know why they're doing this now, at such a random moment. And more importantly why they never did this stuff during the original Wii's day: Wii U is a cultural and social disaster, therefore they have plenty of these to unload. Wii was a cultural movement, therefore they couldn't manufacture enough to meet demand the first 3 years.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo of America Store Offering Refurbished...:

I'd like to take this time to mention that Nintendo Land is an abomination. It is the polar opposite of everything Wii Sports encapsulated and was half of the reason the Wii U is as big a disappointment as it is. The other half being the Gamepad.

I am a day one Wii U Deluxe purchaser.



gatorboi352 commented on Saints Row Design Director Was Working On An O...:

@Donutman the term open world refers to literally the path GTA3 blazed. Not simply a big open world, but more so the idea of 'go do anything you want in this sandbox of possibilities'. Sure you could technically 'go do anything you want' in TP as well, but you were limited to 1/5th of the world from the get go until following linear objectives.

I put over 300 hours into GTA3 back in college, never once did I complete a single mission.

THAT'S open world.



gatorboi352 commented on Nintendo Confirms Another Miiverse Update:

Where is the ability to send Private Messages via the Web version?

And while we're at it, where's the Friend List integration ala so we can see who is currently online and what they're playing?




gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@Quorthon fair enough, great counterpoints.

I still contend that Wii remotes were innovations at the time that Nintendo simply failed to sustain/capitalize on, hence why it is now looked back on as a fad. Nintendo had a whole blue ocean strategy success in their hands that they simply let get away in a sea of profits (that are now quickly dwindling).



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@earthboundlink there's a difference between gimmick and innovation. The Wii remote and wii sports was an innovation (for its time, mind you i.e. pre Smartphone/tablet era) and the Gamepad is a gimmick. Dual screens is largely a gimmick as well.

N64 and GCN were both hampered by boneheaded design decisions; the 64 with carts instead of CDs and GCN with a failure to adopt DVDs and opt for mini DVDs instead. In the case of the 64, 3rd parties flat out admitted to siding with PS1 over that.



gatorboi352 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

Nintendo needs to dump the dual screen hardware. At no point during my ownership of three different DS' and my Wii U did I feel as though it was necessary or vital to my gaming. The best thing about it has been Wii Us off TV play and web browser, that's it.

The single, scalable OS should have debuted in 2012 between Wii U and the first 3DS, but better late than never I guess?

Man a PS4 looks tempting...



gatorboi352 commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

"Satoru Iwata has consistently stated that he doesn't expect QoL to detract from Nintendo's gaming business, and has insisted that these pillars could remain completely separate. In that Asahi interview he reportedly states that it's "not necessary to be particular about game hardware", in that the sleep sensor need not be related to Nintendo's gaming systems."

^^^This is exactly what I've been saying for over a year now, all over the internet in forums and comment sections alike, being laughed at, dismissed and even threatened out as fanboys swore QoL was REPLACING their gaming business and was their sole new focus going forward. Glad to hear Iwata officially state this, because in my perspective it was the only way to do QoL.



gatorboi352 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - RCMADIAX:

Thought that guy was cool, bought his first 3 games on the Wii U eShop, then he had that whole fall out with that Flappy Bird clone. Just the whole way he went about it was off putting, stating things along the lines of capitalizing off of other cheap gimmicks by cloning it himself. Haven't spent a dime on his games since.



gatorboi352 commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo 64:

"While the N64 failed to replicate the incredible commercial success of its 8 and 16-bit ancestors and was forced to play second fiddle to the PlayStation"

Really, EVERY Nintendo system since then has failed to replicate those successes, save for the Wii. Still, I love my N64.



gatorboi352 commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

@JaxonH but what you fail to understand here in your post (a solid post in its own right BTW) is that Nintendo used to be the end all for video games. 1st party. 3rd party. I give Iwata credit for Wii and DS, but that was a LONG time ago and Wii U/3DS are simply not the answer. Sure 3DS is up on Vita but let's be real Apple and Android own mobile.

Nintendo has so much work to do to get back to relevancy. My relatives who never game just bought a Wii last year. An original Wii. Yeah. Sad.