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JimLad commented on Feature: Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Chal...:
JimLad commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:
Wow ok...Now I'm even more certain they've given up on this console.Don't get me wrong this decision won't stop me getting the Wii U version, but if you think it will help The Wii U in any way you're a fool.By the time that version releases no retailer will even be stocking the hardware anymore.
JimLad commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:
Still not as pretty as Twilight Princess.Even with the 'brown' it just had more detail in it's characters and backgrounds.
JimLad commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:
So long as Nintendo's game studios keep making games I don't really care what happens.I don't care if they ditch hardware altogether and go third party.Releasing their entire back catalogue on Xbox Live, Playstation Network and Steam, how would that be bad for them??The only reason they don't share their IPs is that they want to keep milking the same people who have to buy Super Mario Bros four times because there is still no unified account system.
And can you imagine how many copies of Mario 3D World would have sold if it had been multiplatform? Yeah yeah I know, sales aren't everything right? Actually sales are the reason we don't get Star Fox anymore or F-Zero or anything new and big and ambitious. If Wonderful101 had sold better it might have got a sequel, but there's pretty much no chance of that happening now.
And who says if they stop making consoles they have to stop innovating?Look at their main innovations in the last few years: Wii Remotes, Balance Boards, WiiU pad. These peripherals are what make them great, not the consoles themselves. I'm sure they could intergrate their accessories into other hardware easily, and still package them with their own games just like they've been doing since the NES.Don't let brand loyalty blind you, if Nintendo were making games for other systems we'd have games with proper online features, regular DLC and we would never have to worry about download space again. They could sink more funds into software and we'd have Metroids, Wave Races, Pilot Wings and so forth coming out the woodwork.
Sorry that rant went a bit off topic. I think Iwata should go.He lives in a bubble and is completely oblivious to what the fans actually want.
JimLad commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:
Feels like the same games are mentioned over and over.
JimLad commented on Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014:
That's not good. More backwards steps when they should be pushing forward.The likelihood of an E3 conference is looking ever smaller considering they're in worse position now than they were last time. :/
JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:
Man I gave up on this argument years ago. Nintendo will NEVER do demos properly, not unless maybe there is a change in management.
It's been a pipe dream for me ever since the 90s, when Playstation owners got free demo disks in their magazines. God knows how many great Nintendo games I missed out on because I never tried them.
JimLad commented on "Dark And Edgy" Sonic The Hedgehog Film Report...:
I say get the series back on track before thinking about movies.
JimLad commented on High Voltage Software Developing 3DS Version o...:
The Conduit games were such let downs. Ambitious ideas (and great controls) but the game underneath was truely lackluster. And it wasn't limited by the hardware, just compare it to any of the TimeSplitters games.
JimLad commented on Expect Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty To Cost Around ...:
I still have it on the PS1 and it looks fantastic already. Not sure why it needed this treatment. All the money likely went into cutscenes and background animations anyway.
JimLad commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:
As soon as Planetside 2 and Elder Scrolls Online come out, I'll be getting one.
JimLad commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:
They've been so keen on console/handheld connectivity for so many years, and now Sony is making a complete mockery of them.Not to mention the Virtual Console is an absolute joke compared to the amount of PS1 classics on offer.
JimLad commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:
I knew it wasn't good when Criterion got bought out by EA.It was about that time when Free Radical also got absorbed into them, and still no TimeSplitters 4 in sight...Nintendo's lack of marketing and support obviouisly played its part as well. No, they don't have to do it, but if their competitors are rolling out the red carpet for games like this where do you think developers are going to go?
JimLad commented on Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Pl...:
VR will be the next big thing mark my words.I don't know if it will become the standard or phase out after a couple of years coughWiicough but I do know I will want it, no matter who makes it.I've played the same kinds of games for for years now and I'm ready for something new.
JimLad commented on Let's Gaze With Admiration At Five New Courses...:
This game looks incredible.
If they want to make the most of this chance they NEED a Mario Kart bundle. Maybe leave out the screen pad and drop the price to something parents can't refuse.
An HD Wii with a new Mario Kart for £150: PEOPLE WILL BUY IT.
JimLad commented on Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Work...:
Star Fox, PLEASE.or a new IP would be nice, don't just do Metroid again.
JimLad commented on Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video:
How do they keep getting me hyped for each game??I told myself never again, but here we are...
JimLad commented on Bandai Namco Cheekily Projects An 80-Foot Pac-...:
Maybe there is some sort of rivalry.Both characters have 3D platformers coming out based on TV shows...
JimLad commented on Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preord...:
Definitely don't want anymore of these things cluttering up the house, but at least the option is there for those who might. Love it or hate it, I thnk the original played a big part in making MKW a success.Now if they could just create a new racing IP for those of us that want something more hardcore that would be great. coughf-zerocough
JimLad commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Donkey Kong Country:
Whenever I read these history articles about Rare it fills me with warmth, which then immediately dissipates when I get to the end and remember where they are now.
JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:
I could honestly live with the very slow flow of just first party games if the console was dirt cheap. I'm talking cheaper than the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, because frankly with the amount of games those consoles have and continue to get, they are better value.
Nothing wrong with being the cheapest. If the price reflected the software library better I could respect and recommend the console.
JimLad commented on Nintendo UK Launches a New "Nintendo Girls Clu...:
So glad I'm not a girl.
JimLad commented on January's NPD Results Show Improved Software S...:
While there has most definitely been a drop in interest in the Xbone/PS4, this year they're going to get games such as Titanfall, The Order, Destiny, and Elder Scrolls Online. The hype for these games will be massive, and it's hype that sells systems. Before it dies down, there'll undoubtedly be more announcements at E3 ready for the second half of the year. While not forgetting that all this time 360s and PS3s continue to sell as well.
Nintendo don't need any of this to sell their hardware, but they do need to get their software droughts under control pronto.
JimLad commented on Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Sp...:
Nice Stan Bush tag line...
JimLad commented on Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up:
Are they really going to wait until E3 to show us anything new for the Wii U?
They're either completely ignorant of their current situation or are planning to pull the plug after these games arrive.
JimLad commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:
electrolite77: "We've known for a while third-party support was going to collapse. Problem is if Nintendo are happy with that they have to prove they can support the machine alone if it's to have a chance of even Gamecube sales and any kind of profit"
This, a million times.
JimLad commented on Sega Has "No Plans" To Release Sonic Boom In J...:
I don't think Japan would accept the new character designs anyway, they've stripped all the cute out of them.
JimLad commented on This 'Provisional' Mario Kart 8 Box Art May Ge...:
JimLad commented on A Sonic Boom Game is Dashing Towards Wii U and...:
Looks more like Sonic Adventure in gameplay, I'm listening.
...but Knuckles... what have they done to you... D:
I really hope he doesn't become the 'big dumb comedy value' character :/
JimLad commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:
Why oh why can't they just make more games... is that so hard?Lord knows they have the money for it.
JimLad commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:
I would love for there to be more games that use the touchscreen, or more games planned at least, but there aren't.Hence why I think they should drop it.
It won't make the console a winner, but it will at least help it reach the finish line before it's replacement shows up.
JimLad commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:
@marnelljm I did. Excitetruck was awesome if you knew how to play it properly.
JimLad commented on Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Button...:
Like Phantom_R said, you can feel buttons under your thumbs/fingers.Touchscreens can't give that physical feedback, hence why real buttons will always be superior to virtual buttons.
JimLad commented on Weirdness: Someone's Actually Compiled All of ...:
Ah... the days when games just started up, and didn't make you watch a minute of production credits telling you the physics engine and the graphics engine and the video codecs...
JimLad commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:
Sounds about right. For the amount of games the system gets it's not worth the price. Xbox360 and PS3 are still way better value for money.
JimLad commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:
For all the marketing and design problems the Wii U has, all it really needs is more games.The third party support is pretty much dead. They've gotta realise that and invest WAY more money in second party developers. They should have done this years ago with their ridiculous surplus of cash.Hopefully by E3 they'll have a lot more to show us, otherwise they're screwed.
JimLad commented on New Road Redemption Footage Blasts Away Road R...:
Looks fine to me. This is development footage afterall, not a release trailer.
It's to show the backers that they are indeed working on the game.
JimLad commented on 3DS Tops US Hardware Sales as Wii U Achieves "...:
That's pretty good actually, I was expecting a lot worse.Whatever their marketing strategy is in the US they need to bring it to Europe.
JimLad commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:
Well this is obviously crap.I'm hoping the real reason is that they didn't want the game to miss it's christmas release.Otherwise it just means they're still completely incompetent about online gaming. Something even Sega managed to get right 14 years ago with dial-up modems.
JimLad commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:
Nintendo, are you listening?
...no of course you're not.
JimLad commented on Nintendo Software Continues to Lose Momentum i...:
They simply don't market enough over here. It shows that they don't care about the UK, and in turn the UK has shown they don't care about Nintendo.
JimLad commented on Prolific Video Game Box Art Illustrator Greg M...:
I'm also ashamed to say never knew of this man until now. Yet those box arts were a fond part of my childhood. I wish the innocence in gaming hadn't been lost like it has, but maybe it was inevitable.Rest in peace Greg.
JimLad commented on Western Version Of Bravely Default Features Co...:
So many people here defending their right to see what looks like a 10 year old girl in a skimpy bikini. :/
JimLad commented on Talking Point: New Year Resolutions for Nintendo:
Invest more in game development. (More games)
This should be their number one priority right now as a video games company.
JimLad commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014:
@Kaze_MemaryuHack and slash, brawlers, whatever you wanna call it. I consider Bayonetta in the same group as Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden. Can't stand that repetitive combo crap.I'm not calling X a button masher though.
JimLad commented on Yarn Yoshi:
Can't wait, KEY was one of my favourite games on the Wii. If they remove the un-killibility it would be amazing.
Those look like some really good games but not much of it interests me sadly.Smash Bros doesn't seem to be doing anything new, although I might get it if the online actually works this time.Donkey Kong I will try but I really didn't get along with the first one, the difficulty was ridiculous.I'm not a fan of button mashers or RPGs so that rules out Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors and X.Mario Kart does look interesting with the gravity, not sure why they didn't make a new F-Zero instead though.
Yarn Yoshi or Zelda would be top of my list. Hopefully they'll come out this year.
JimLad commented on Cliff Bleszinski Seems Pretty Pleased With Nin...:
Jesus christ, more tweets from a guy that doesn't even make games for Nintendo systems, how is this news?Will you report my tweets if I say something nice?
JimLad commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About Nintendo in 2013...:
They've had a good few months, but as a whole this year has been pretty terrible. Especially considering they just launched a new system.