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Mon 2nd September, 2013

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jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@Jayvir Agreed. The nearest event from me is almost 1000 miles. Needless to say, I won't be attending. It's strange that there is no event in Denver, as it is one of the major cities in the midwest. It's still 200+ miles away from me but I would definitely consider attending.

Also why is a competition this big (in Nintendo's eyes) not on Wii U? Seems like a major championship should be held on a home console, not a handheld. Plus the Wii U needs more publicity (although I don't think anyone, except for hardcore Nintendo fans who probably already own a Wii U, will care about the World Championships).

They definitely missed the ball on this one. However the Best Buys will certainly be crowded all day so Nintendo will undoubtedly use the successful attendance numbers in a future press release, even though they could have had a lot more if they did a few more stores.



jjmesa16 commented on Review: Paper Mario (Wii U eShop / Nintendo 64):

@DreamyViridi I'm not quite sure why Sticker Star is so hated. It had great 3D visuals and the gameplay was pretty creative. I thought it was a pretty good game compared to Super Paper Mario. That game was super challenging it was hard to complete the game with out going on the Internet to find the solution. I believe it got rid of the turn-by-turn battling as well.

I just replayed Sticker Star last week and it was just as fun as the first time I played it.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:

I really don't see Zelda getting delayed until the NX. Just think about it. Zelda was supposed to be released this year. I'll give it another year (holiday 2016). Nintendo has said that the NX will not be shown at this year's E3. The span between the Wii U debut and its release was almost a year and a half. The 3DS had almost a year between its debut and release. This puts the NX release date between March 2017-November 2017. It makes no sense for Zelda to wait that long.

However Zelda will be one of the last games released on the Wii U unfortunately. It could end up like Twilight Princess, appearing on the Wii U and the NX, depending on the gap between Zelda's release and the NX's release.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:

The event will be good no doubt, but it won't have close to the same effect as last year, even with doing similar things. The reason, Super Smash Bros. had not been released. It was the major hype from last year and there is no way anything is going to come close to that, especially since Zelda Wii U will not be making an appearance. Sorry Nintendo. Splatoon will already have been released so it won't have the same presence that it did at last year's E3.

All that being said I'm still looking forward to the announcements. I don't really care for the World Championships since I won't be going and I doubt any new games will be a part of the competition, one thing that the Smash Tournament had going for it.



jjmesa16 commented on ​Nintendo Reveals a Bit More Information on ...:

As long as this uses the Nintendo Network ID I'm alright with it. Its been complicated with having to tie both your Club Nintendo ID and Nintendo Network ID onto one system.

Cloud services would be nice however I don't see it happening anytime soon. Mid-late 2016 or 2017.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: The Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Is...:

Any plans that had you for going out on Friday night are now ruined. It's kind of a bummer to see that it's only limited to an hour. That is probably only about 5-8 matches depending on how long the matches last. I will be playing though so I'll see you guys on there. I probably won't be playing at 5am on Saturday.



jjmesa16 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

Pretty much if there is no demo of this after or announced during the direct it's a failure for me. As you said a demo would make sense for this game since it's a new IP. An online demo/beta would be great but I have a feeling it will be the campaign.

I already know a lot about this game from you guys and other gaming websites, so a recap would be a waste of my time.

Edit: 2v2 multiplayer would also be great but it seems doubtful at this point. Same as chat.



jjmesa16 commented on Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A ...:

If GHTV costs money, which there is a 99% chance that it will, I won't be interested. The game itself sounds pretty good though. If it anything less than $80 I'll consider pick this one up. The question is, do the old guitars work? My guess is no which is a shame.



jjmesa16 commented on Former Rare Devs Playtonic Want Donkey Kong Co...:

I'm not sure why everybody want King K Rool in Smash. I'm sure he would be good but there are many other players I'd rather see like Waluigi, Toad, and Rayman(?). Maybe it's just because I never was into Donkey Kong.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

It would be awesome to see Toad in Super Smash Bros. After all these years of taking and countering hits for Princess Peach it would be great to see Toad finally get some well deserved revenge.

Captain Toad would be great as well. His final smash could be running around and hitting people with his pickaxe.

One character that is totally obscure is Mike from StarTropics. Hardly anybody talks about StarTropics or played it, but it was one of my favorites for the NES.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

It was good for a majority of the audience but I didn't find it that great. I'm not really into FE, SMT, Puzzles and Dragons, Fatal Frame, or Attack on Titan. I'm probably in the minority though. I mostly enjoy classic Nintendo characters and on that front it was somewhat disappointing. Sure Mario Kart and SSB are getting updaes this month but there isn't anything fantastic coming to NA between June and September.

On the brighter side I can't wait to play all of the new DLC for Mario Kart and SSB. Splatoon should be a great game and I can't wait to get the amiibo when they come out (if I can find them).



jjmesa16 commented on Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem Wii U Cross...:

Meh... I'm sure a lot of people are excited but I haven't really ever gotten into FE or SMT. I'm sure they are great games but I just have found the urge to play them. Shame on me I guess.

Btw I'm not really a fan of the art style chosen.



jjmesa16 commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

Not really that surprised but this is a huge blow to the Wii U. Now there are really no major releases the rest of the year besides Splatoon and Star Fox, if it even releases this year. Be honest what games released the rest of the year will cost $59 (the price for great AAA titles). Sure Captain Toad is $39 (and its a great game) but it has nowhere near the quality or power of branding that SM3DW, SSB, Mario Kart, or Zelda have. There is a good chance that Xenoblade won't make it to the west in 2015. Even though I'm not a huge Zelda fan this is still a big blow and is starting to seem like another down year for Wii U.

This is the year of botched release dates.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Vineleaf I agree. I can't really get excited for the NX because it could be a successor to the Wii U meaning the Wii U would be dead after 4 years. If it's a new portable that something to get excited about but I highly doubt that will happen as the New 3DS was just released. RIGHT NOW I'm not really that excited for NX but that could possibly change when more information is revealed.

As for mobile Nintendo games, I don't believe it'll effect the Wii U market, however, it could have a small effect the 3DS market. I don't think it'll be that big of an effect though as Nintendo will probably release free-to-play games or maybe some classic games which work better on phones/tablets anyway. I don't find myself turning on my 3DS everyday but I do find myself playing games on my iPhone such as Clash of Clans or PvZ2 everyday.

As for the DeNA partnership, I think overall it's pretty good and will help Nintendo to start into the mobile space. Anything they do with a membership program should be good since Club Nintendo was pretty lame near the end of its life.

@DarkKirby The Wii seemed to do pretty well for not targeting the hardcore gamers.



jjmesa16 commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

It's not surprising that 86% of Wii U owners had a Wii. I'd say that most of the people who bought a Wii U and a Wii might also have a 3DS or a DS. It'd be interesting to find out what percent of people that own a Wii U also owned GameCube.

Here are my top 5 factors.
1. Exclusive Games/Content
2. Fun-Factor
3. Backwards Compatability
4. Price/Value
5. Multiplayer: I'm not really sure wether this falls under the Fun-Factor category but I'm putting it here anyway. The Wii U has the best multiplayer out of any of the current consoles. What other console can have 8 people play at once with doing a system link? Not to mention online play is completely free!



jjmesa16 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

@Spoony_Tech Thanks for posting the 64GB info for everybody. I'm using a 64GB sd card right now (luckily it's a micro so I can use it with New 3Ds XL) and it isn't even close to full so.

I wish Nintendo would say that you can use a 64GB sd card as FAT32 but I'm guessing they won't because it requires extra software to do the reformatting.

Anyone know if you can use a 128GB sd card for the 3DS (reformatting it to FAT32 of course)?



jjmesa16 commented on Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Excl...:

@abe_hikura That is kind of sad for the other retailer that didn't get the Gold Mario. Of course Walmart is the only retailer to not have an exclusive amiibo as of yet, not sure if that played a part in the exclusivity deal. I wonder if the silver Mario will be branded as Metal Mario. Probably not. :(

I don't have a Mario amiibo so I'll probably pick this one up if I can find it. Will it work the same as a regular Mario in smash?



jjmesa16 commented on You'd Better Get a Bigger Micro-SDHC Card for ...:

Imagine downloading this at midnight. You might be able to get the physical copy sooner.

@VrginX I don't think that the sd card has anything on it out of the box. I think when you start the setup process with the sd card in the N3DS it puts the system files onto it.



jjmesa16 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

It appears that either Nintendo is phasing out Link or his sales are extreme because I have a hard time finding him. At the beginning of Amiibo it seemed like he was in stock everywhere.

I think this is happening to Fox.



jjmesa16 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:

I love Melee as well but shouting "Melee!" during someone's victory celebration is lame. They are the Kayne West of the gaming world.

Also I really enjoy playing with items but I don't think that they should be in competition. Imagine a bomb-omb appearing in front of you and it knocks you out. That's not very fair or fun.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@Shadowkiller97 Me too! I'm not quite sure why they didn't take advantage of the touch screen in Smash.

In terms of the HUD, Pikmin 3 is a great example of this. The ability to change routes on the fly on the Gamepad is great and makes navigating areas and completing the game easier and more enjoyable. The only times I paused the game for a game related reasons were to start the day over or quit.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

I definitely feel like this was a half step for Nintendo. Although the New 3DS is a great piece of hardware I feel like there could have been one or two more additions which would have made it a full step forward.

The first is a higher resolution screen. It feels like we have been asking/expecting this on a Nintendo handheld ever since the 3DS XL was released. Come on Nintendo, HD has been around for decades (1936 was the first HD broadcast, 1988 was the first LCD TV, 1996 was the first digital HD broadcast in America), why doesn't the 3DS have HD displays? I know that the 3D makes it more complicated, with having to display 2 images at once, but the 3DS has been out for almost 4 years with no upgrade whatsoever to the screens. A capacitive screen would also be nice for the touch screen.

The second is more interaction between the 3DS and the Wii U. The original DS and the Wii got together but it seems that there was a divorce since the newer versions came out. The only two games that I know of that co-mingle between the 3DS and the Wii U are Super Smash Bros. and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Not really a 3DS feature but something that would push the 3DS into the next generation is cross-buy. I'm not quite sure this isn't already a feature on Nintendo consoles. There are many VC games that I have on my Wii U that I would love to play on the go on my 3DS. The only problem is I already purchased the game for $5 on my Wii U and then I have to buy it again for $5 on my 3DS. That's $10 for one game! If you don't know what 5+5 is. It doesn't seem like a lot but when you have 15-20 VC games it adds up. Sure Nintendo is getting closer with the release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, but there are many VC titles already out that Nintendo could do this for. Nintendo really needs a better account system. NNID is a step in the right direction but I'm not sure if a full account system will be here by the end of 2015.

I'm sure that there are many more features I'm missing, such as putting the 3DS onto the TV, but the features I discussed above could have made the New 3DS a full step, in my opinion.

Edit: I will be getting a New 3DS XL (because of Nintendo of America) but not on day 1.



jjmesa16 commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

I agree unlocking fighters was super easy. The ability to transfer custom moves would have been nice though. Those thing are hard to come by especially on the Wii U version. I've played over 100 hours between the 2 version yet have only collected about half of the special moves.

Of course having all custom moves unlocked would have been nice but where is the fun in that



jjmesa16 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@FcsevenXIII If you haven't figured since you bought Punch Out! elite status is awarded by receiving coins. Club Nintendo totals up the coins that you have earned all year, you don't necessarily have to have 900 coins in your account. You may spend as many coins as you want. Since you bought Punch Out! I think you might have enough coins to earn Platinum status.



jjmesa16 commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

This was/is a bad move by Nintendo. Nintendo was getting free advertisements by some popular Youtube stars. I don't know of any other company that takes money from YouTube creators that reviews/plays their products. When Nintendo doesn't do any marketing themselves they should praise any marketing that they get for free.