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IceClimbers commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

Oooh, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a PS+ game on PS3 next month. Nabbing that. Beyond awful month for PS4 though.

Edit: Ha, there was a mistake in the PS+ update. They said some game called King's Question was a PS+ game. It's actually King's Quest. Ok, so not beyond awful now, but still awful.



IceClimbers commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Its Black Friday ...:

Hmm. Some of the Wii U stuff is tempting, but those prices become over $100 when you include the price of an HDD that I'll need to play it. Maybe there'll be a decent Cyber Monday sale at Frys or Best Buy for one.

On the 3DS, there's definitely some stuff I might bite on. Shantae for sure, and then either MH4U or Ace Attorney Trilogy. Can't choose.



IceClimbers commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

@Yorumi I think the more telling thing is that Nintendo had a larger output as a publisher than either Sony or Microsoft, and likely more than any other major publisher this year, but despite that, there's massive droughts on both systems. That's mostly because their resources are split between the two systems and they're supporting the two systems almost by themselves.

Having a merged library with NX would help them sooooooooo much. More third party support too, of course.



IceClimbers commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@Yorumi I feel like this sums up SJWs and the whole PC culture thing pretty well:

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Then there's also this bit about their "safe space", which sums up the likes of Sarkeesian:

South Park is excellent social commentary and satire honestly. This recent season completely rips on the whole PC culture thing, but also makes sure to rip on Trump.



IceClimbers commented on Shigesato Itoi Explains, Once Again, Why Mothe...:

An official Mother 4 game won't happen. Deal with it. Itoi owns part of the rights to the Mother IP, so he has the final say on any official game.

I don't have a problem with it. Itoi wanted the series to be a trilogy, and his creative vision should be respected. Leave it at that. It's time to let it go.

Though I still want Mother 3 in the west.



IceClimbers commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

The 3DS lineup for 2016 admittedly appeals to a certain subset of gamers. Is it good? Well, answer this:

Are you into JRPGs?

If yes, then it's already looking better than 2014 and 2015 combined.
If no, then it's absolutely awful and worse than the Wii U's lineup.



IceClimbers commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

As I suspected, @ikki5 immediately goes and blames Nintendo for something they didn't do. Nintendo had nothing to do with this. Binari Sonori is the one localizing this game and are the ones who localized the first game. Square Enix was the one who requested the changes in the first game, and are the ones responsible for this game.

On a side note, Xenoblade X wasn't localized by Nintendo Treehouse either. 8-4, who has a notorious track record of censorship, localized Xenoblade X. Now, whether someone at NoA requested those changes, I don't know.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@electrolite77 From what I've played and from what I've heard, DICE did an excellent job at creating that Star Wars feeling, so the first few hours are pure Star Wars bliss, but once it wears off you're left with a fairly shallow shooter that's lacking content, especially in comparison to the old Battlefront games.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@rjejr Yeah, a name for Zelda would be nice.

Also, as far as those Fallout 4 and SW Battlefront commercials, I hear that Fallout 4 is worth picking up (though be aware of the beyond numerous bugs/glitches), while Battlefront is a gutted game like Mario Tennis, while also having the plague of online cheaters thanks to an invincibility glitch or something like that.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@mariovslink62 We have no idea what Retro is working on. According to Liam Robertson, who is pretty trustworthy with this stuff, after Tropical Freeze Retro spent the majority of 2014 pitching projects to Nintendo. They apparently get 3 pitches of projects they want to do, and if all 3 are turned down then they get assigned something from Nintendo. That third project was finally greenlit.

This means they've only been working on said project for about a year. We don't know what it is, but we do know for a fact that it is not Metroid Prime.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@Peach64 Yup, I came from that exact thread when I posted that comment about Nintendo's output this year

Nintendo's output certainly has quantity between the two systems, but quality is definitely at a low.

The quantity of Nintendo's output this year just shows how much better the release schedule would be if they had a merged library of games instead of two separate libraries.

There's also Mystery Dungeon still, which is already released but for some reason review copies weren't sent out. The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games have never fared well with reviewers though, which is a shame as I think the first two entries (Red/Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky) are superb.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@Peach64 I don't recall them ever saying that Retro actually has two dev teams, just that they're large enough to support two teams.

Besides, the team that worked on Tropical Freeze only recently started on a new project, as 2014 was spent pitching things to Nintendo, most of which was turned down. That team won't have anything to show until 2017, unless they decide to show early work in progress footage.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

Overall this year, Nintendo's output is about equal to Sony's output, imo. Third parties are irrelevant in that comparison, and trying to include them is an apologist's response.

Nintendo's output: Majora's Mask 3D, Fossil Fighters Frontier, Code Name STEAM, Xenoblade 3D, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Mario Party 10, Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World, Super Mario Maker, Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer, Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water, Zelda Triforce Heroes, Chibi-Robo Zip Lash, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Devil's Third, Boxboy, and Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Sony's output: The Order 1886, Bloodborne, Tearaway Unfolded, Until Dawn, God of War 3 Remastered, Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection, Helldivers, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Driveclub Bikes, and a remaster of Beyond: Two Souls.

For fairness, Microsoft's output: Ori and the Blind Forest, Rare Replay, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, ScreamRide, Halo 5, Forza 6, Fable Legends.

So overall, Nintendo wins in quantity, but that's across two systems. Sony and Microsoft only support one system each (RIP Vita). However, the quality of Nintendo's output this year is easily the worst in several years.

Overall, I'd say all three companies are about equal.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

@IronMan28 To be honest I think delaying this game would have gotten a bigger negative reaction. It would have been the third delay of a Wii U game for Nintendo this year, fourth if you consider SF0 to be delayed twice since April is certainly not Q1 of the calendar year, which I'm shocked that @rjejr didn't point out a ton.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

Funny thing is, this game and Star Wars Battlefront seem to share the same problems: lack of content due to being rushed out for the holidays (in Battlefront's case, due to wanting to tie-in with the movie as well).

The difference is, one cashed in on major hype, the other did not.



IceClimbers commented on Review: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U):

No missed opportunities here. Both this and amiibo Festival are filler releases and were always intended to be filler releases.

They don't care about either game. They aren't advertising them, and have already advertised Xenoblade more (numerous media previews, Survival Guide series on Youtube).

The already released games - Splatoon, Smash, and Super Mario Maker - are what they'll advertise the most. Kimishima made it crystal clear that this is their focus for the holidays in the presentation at the investors briefing.



IceClimbers commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Third...:

10. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
9. The Wonderful 101
8. Super Mario 3D World
7. Pikmin 3
6. Super Mario Maker
5. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
4. Bayonetta 2
3. Mario Kart 8
2. Splatoon
1. Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Honorable mentions: Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Yoshi's Woolly World

I expect Pokken Tournament, Xenoblade X, and Zelda U to make their way into my top 10.

I honestly think that Smash, Mario Kart, and Splatoon are the core three games of the Wii U.



IceClimbers commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

It's time to drop Camelot as a whole, Nintendo. They clearly have no care in the world for the Mario sports games and are too disgruntled with the Golden Sun series after Dark Dawn's development hell to ever touch that series again.

Camelot just doesn't care anymore. Time to drop them.



IceClimbers commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

@Bolt_Strike "There's not much point in playing the new game when it just plays like what I've played before."

That literally describes more than 90% of the gaming industry. Innovation is just a buzz word at this point.

Edit: Also, repetitive describes 100% of games when you get down to it. All games are repetitive. Some more so than others. Repetitive is just a negative buzz word.



IceClimbers commented on Timing Of NX Launch Could Help Nintendo Grab S...:

The NX is most likely an ecosystem with multiple form factors - an NX Handheld (+ an XL version) and an NX Console. They have the same OS, the same services, the same or similar architecture, and most of the same library.

The idea is to make Nintendo's development teams more efficient and remove redundancies.

Take Animal Crossing for example. People are upset that there isn't a main series entry on Wii U, but the dev team was busy with Splatoon. What if it had New Leaf? See, that's the type of situation that's avoided with an ecosystem.

As far as third party support goes, they'll get the Japanese support and indie support at best. They'll get little to no western support.

With an ecosystem, weaker third party support becomes less of a problem.



IceClimbers commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

@Yorumi "So I'm confused, making logical arguments and calmly emailing nintendo to express dissatisfaction is childish but insulting people is mature and adult?"

You know damn well the vast majority of the Nintendo fanbase, including those on this site, do not know how to do that.

That is the single biggest problem with the Nintendo fanbase: they do not understand the difference between expressing concerns/dissatisfaction & providing constructive criticism like mature adults, and whining.

The vast majority of the Nintendo fanbase does not know how to do the former, and continues to whine over every little thing like immature, overly entitled children.

Whenever other Nintendo fans call them out on their whining, they get called Nintendo apologists/fanboys/white knights. No, they're just sick and tired of the whining.

You and @ikki5 wanted to know why NoA treats the fanbase like children? Because they act like it. They act like children. The reaction to Fed Force is absolute proof of that.

Until the Nintendo fanbase can learn to express concerns/dissatisfaction and provide constructive criticism like mature, responsible adults, they will continue to be treated like children by Nintendo.



IceClimbers commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:

What I will say about the Direct is that it mainly appealed to RPG fans. If you're not an RPG fan, then this Direct would probably be pretty disappointing for you, and there's a lot less for you to be interested in going into next year.