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Mon 2nd September, 2013

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jjmesa16 commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

I've never played Xenoblade Chronicles but I voted for Shulk. I voted for the last picture because it's cool that you can change his stats when battling. Yould could do this in previous generations of SSB but now with forms being different characters you cannot. Even when you changed form you only had 2-3 sets of stats (pre-transformation and transformation as well as pokemon trainer) but with Shulk you have 5 sets of stats. Could be very useful in battle depending on how long it takes to change arts.



jjmesa16 commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

I have to say I love the new 3DSs but the timing sucks. My 3DS XL broke 2 days ago and I want to get a new one but I want to wait until these come out, which could be in Q2 of next year in the states. This is awesome and horrible at the same time.

Edit: I am a bit disappointed that the screen resolution isn't higher. That's one thing I wish Nintendo would have improved in their next iteration of the 3DS. Also why is the Monster Hunter 4 edition almost $70 more than the regular version?



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Su...:

@Henmii I think they will have something like that but it'll only be 20% off or less. Nintendo knows that this is a huge game and they will take advantage of that as much as they can (for example, Earthbound). Unfortunately if there is a discount it will also be exclusive to the digital versions.

A realistic expectation for price for both the Wii U and 3DS version is around $80 (digital only).



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@hopfolla Somebody has probably told you this but you meant 2015. May 2014 has already passed and I'm sad to say I haven't seen the Animal Crossing characters yet. lol

Yeah I'm pretty excited that new DLC is coming to Mario Kart and I figured it was going to happen because of Amiibo. Just as long as everything remains balanced (like the new Mercedes-Benz cars) I'm cool with Nintendo adding stuff to their games. Although I don't want Nintendo to feel like they can release unfinished games and add to it for a price later. I'm actually ok with the price of the new Mario Kart DLC as well. As much as I've played Mario Kart I think new characters, vehicles, and tracks are somewhat of a good value at $8 or $12 for both.

Also, I don't want them giving GameFreak any ideas. Paying to transfer Pokemon (although it was free when I did it) is bad enough. I don't want to have to buy Pokemon for my game.



jjmesa16 commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

@BLPs I'm with you on this one. I kind of wish that the names were in the game. I just think that the names would make it less confusing for kids or newcomers to series that watch the anime. Although the legendaries saying their names would be kind of weird as most of them "cry" or actually speak in the anime.



jjmesa16 commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

@ColdingLight I'm not sure what you mean by compatible? I know you can transfer pokemon to alpha sapphire and omega ruby through pokemon bank.

I'm really liking what I see so far. The evolution animation is pretty cool (although pokemon usually evolve out of their pokeball. The bike hopping looks interesting. I am still disappointed that most of overworld wont be in 3D.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I currently own a Wii U but I'd also like to own a PS3/PS4. Another console would be great for games that aren't on the Wii U such as Madden and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. However I'm not sure I'd use a PS3/PS4 more for gaming or movies. If the Wii U was able to play Blu-Ray movies it would probably be the only console I would buy/want.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Tough choice but I chose Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario Galaxy is one of the most innovative games that Nintendo has ever created. The graphics were stunning, the controls were simple, and the gameplay was spectacular. It was also a commercial and critic success being one of the highest rated games of all time. It won Game of the Year in 2007 from IGN, GameSpot, Nintendo Power, GameTrailers, Edge, and Yahoo! Games. It also won Game of the Generation by Eurogamer and IGN.

Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were my runners up. I really enjoyed Super Mario 64 but I just thought that Galaxy was more innovative in terms of gameplay.

Top 5 Rankings
1. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Super Mario 64
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Super Mario World
5. Super Mario 3D World



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

Here is the main problem for me:

"Can I use a USB storage device formatted for a Wii U with another person's Wii U system?

No. External USB storage devices that are exclusively formatted for Wii U can only be used with the one system for which it is formatted. The only way to use your USB storage device on another Wii U is to reformat it.
Reformatting the device will erase all of its data and this data cannot be recovered."

This is the main reason I avoid all downloadable games unless there is a great sale. If you could sign into your account on your friends Wii U and play multiple games that you have downloaded onto an external hard drive that would be great. I'm not sure why Nintendo hasn't done this yet. You already have to format the hard drive so that you can't use it with a computer and I don't think any files can be copied over to another Wii U. Whenever I go to a friends house I always have to take all of my games with me. If I just had a hard drive it would be easier to take and I would be less likely to forget it. Why lock down the hard drive to a specific Wii U?

Accounts are also a big problem but I've pretty much given up on Nintendo in regards to that.



jjmesa16 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

$10 seems pretty good. Disney Infinity characters are $13 MSRP, although you can usually find them online or at Toys R' Us for around $7-10. I really like the craftsmanship on the the Disney Infinity characters. Each character is heavy/durable and each set of characters has there own unique base. So I hope the amiibo character have the same build quality. It certainly looks like they do.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Download: 17th July (Europe):

I will probably be playing some Earthbound this weekend. The original price of this game is ridiculous. Every other SNES title game is $7.99. Why make Earthbound $9.99? What makes is $2 better than Super Mario World, which got a higher rating here on Nintendolife? Probably because Nintendo knew that people had wanted it for so long and they took advantage of those people by making them pay more.

I'm done ranting. I'll probably pick up SteamWorld Dig as well.



jjmesa16 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I'm not surprised by the figures. The thing about tablets and smartphones is that there are so many of them and some are fairly cheap. Also with tablets they are quick easy games while most games on the 3DS require more time, which children don't have the attention span for. Also tablets and smartphones can do much more than play games. They can go on the internet (with simple controls), play music and videos, and some take decent pictures. Granted the 3DS can do some of those things too but it is far easier (and faster) to accomplish those tasks on a tablet/smartphone.

Another problem with portable gaming is the price of the games. Take Angry Birds for example. The price of Angry Birds for the 3DS is $29.99 (at the time of release) for 3 games. Those same three games will cost you $3-$15(HD) on a tablet/smartphone. Another example is 2048 which costs $2 on the 3DS and is free on the App Store. I think this is probably the biggest problem with console gaming nowadays but there is nothing that developers can do because of the money it takes to develop console games.

If say that if you look at figures of teen in high school or college, you will find that more of them own a 3DS and/or a home console. However, I still think that smartphones and tablets will beat them in the amount of time that people spend gaming on such devices.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

I love the idea of adding real cars to Mario Kart. As long as the sponsorship doesn't get too overblown (10+ manufacturers with multiple models) I'm ok with it. It'd be cool to have a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, or even a Mustand or a Corvette would be cool to see in Mario Kart. The have had other real cars in other video games so I don't see the problem here. Just as long as they aren't putting ads/commercials, or constant banners in games I'm alright with it.

Btw I kind of with the Mercedes-Benz was a SLK or a SLS instead of a GLA, simply for the cool factor of the S-Class roadsters.



jjmesa16 commented on Don't Worry, Splatoon Will Have A Local Mulitp...:

@Shepdawg1 I agree. I hope that they make it 4 player split screen but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. 2 player online would also be great and I think that it is still a possibility.

I'm a bit surprised that this will be a full priced retail game. I was expecting this would be an eShop with a price around $19.99-$29.99.

@Dphishere I feel your pain. The internet in my town is pretty horrible too. I live in a town with about 150-200 people. We have to have satellite internet and the highest speed I've seen is around 2 Mbps.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

For the biggest reveal I put Splatoon because we already new Zelda was coming next year and we know a lot about SSMB. Splatoon was new and I was probably my favorite game from E3. Don't he me wrong, the new Zelda game looks gorgeous, I'm just a little more excited for Splatoon and SSMB. Plus I think Zelda will be a big part of next year's E3.



jjmesa16 commented on E3 2014: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., A Brand New IP...:

I think I'll hold off on this one. The art style just isn't very appealing to me and I think that it would have looked better on the Wii U. What is the genre of this game anyway? It looks like a 3rd person shooter, but the article mentions it's a strategy, and it's turn-based. Just too much going on.

I would have rather had a sequel to a current Nintendo IP. I never asked for a new IP and I have been pretty happy with current Nintendo games. Splatoon was good enough for me.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

@Mahe I'm agreeing with @electrolite77 here. I'm pretty excited for Captain Toad next year. The Legend of Zelda's art style is phenomenal and looks like a cross between Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. On your list you forgot about Splatoon. Are you not excited for that game?

Speaking of shovelware, you are excited about Shovel Knight? Just kidding, Shovel Knight looks awesome and is sure to be one of the top eShop games this year.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

Here are some questions for everybody:

1. Why should I buy a Wii U versus buying a PS4 or XBOX One? Aren't there more titles out for the PS4 and XBOX One?
2. Why not wait to buy a Wii U until Smash comes out?

Note: I already own a Wii U so these questions are for potential Wii U buyers.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

Yesterday was a good day for Nintendo but not excellent.

I loved Splatoon (probably an eShop exclusive) and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, and I think both are day 1 purchases for me. Mario Maker looks interesting and could keep people entertained for many hours. Amiibo is an interesting market for Nintendo to enter as it is extremely crowded with Skylanders and Disney Infinity. However Amiibo can play across multiple Nintendo games which is awesome. Yoshi's Wooly World also looked great but I wish it was coming out this Holiday, as they showed it at last year's E3. Mario Party also looks awesome and I'm surprised that they didn't show it in their presentation.

SSMB and Bayonetta 2 are also great but we have already seen so many trailers for those games. Xenoblade Chronicles X looks outstanding although it seems that it is a slow going project with a delay to 2015. I feel we will see more X at next years E3. I think it will probably be in the west by Holiday 2015.

Still a lack of games for Wii U for 2014. Zelda was great but I would have liked to have seen more footage or gameplay. The absence of games from Next Level Games and Retro was somewhat disappointing but those might come up later in the show. Star Fox was also absent from the presentation. I was also hoping for some announcements about cross platform purchases. Such as buying one game and having it be on both consoles. Perhaps the biggest omission for me though was Virtual Console. Where was any information about Virtual Console games? No new/old NES, SNES, DS, Gameboy Advance, or even GameCube and N64 games?

Here are my E3 rankings:
1. Sony (Project Morpheus, PS TV, and lots of exclusive/cool games)
2. Nintendo (Great games and Amiibo)
3. Microsoft (Good games but I saw too much multiplayer)

EDIT: To be clear I am not a Sony fanboy. I DO NOT OWN a PS3, PS4, or a Vita. I DO OWN a NES, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Advance SP, DS, 2 DSi's, GameCube, Wii, 3DS, 3DS XL, and a Wii U.

I just think that Sony had the best games overall and some cool new hardware.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: What We Expect From Nintendo at...:

I'm hoping for a announcement for Pokemon games on virtual console. Ok maybe I'm being way too optimistic but I do expect to see more of the Pokemon game for Wii U that we saw last year.

What ever happened to Yarn Yoshi/Yoshi's Yarn?

Edit: Another bold prediction is that GameFreak will announce multiple save save files for Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Download: 12th June (Europe):

@Tsurii897 Mario Strikers charged was good but I think I like the one for the Gamecube more. I thought that there was too much going on in the Wii version. I hope they keep it simple like the original. What about a Mario Party, Mario Baseball, or Mario Sports Mix for Wii U? A new Mario Basketball for 3DS?

I don't think that I'll be picking anything up this week but I might pick up Puddle later (when I recover from Mario Kart 8).



jjmesa16 commented on Tomodachi Life:

I just realized I never really knew the price of this game. At $35 I think I'll be skipping out on this one.



jjmesa16 commented on Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii...:

I'm surprised that Venom made it instead of the Green Goblin, Mysterio, or Electro (although they might appear later). Venom seems like a more mature-rated villain compared to the others, especially for a Disney game. I'm still excited for this game but I think I'll wait to buy it until more Disney characters come out.



jjmesa16 commented on "Play Nintendo" Tour Rolling Through the U.S. ...:

We'll looks like I'll be skipping out on the Nintendo Tour again this summer since the closest one is nearly 10 hours away. Too bad there are no Wii U games, let alone E3 demos. Come on Nintendo! Super Mario 3D Land came out 2 1/2 years ago. Why not show off a newer game like Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS (they could make a demo version)?! Heck, even New Super Mario Bros. 2 is newer.



jjmesa16 commented on Satoru Iwata Won't Attend E3 For Health-Relate...:

I hope Mr. Iwata gets to feeling better but I'm kind of glad that he won't be at E3. This means that we get to see more of Reggie, Sakurai, Miyamoto, and maybe Aonuma. Get well soon Mr. Iwata!

@rjejr I agree. Iwata being gone shouldn't have that big of an impact at this year's E3.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Revenue Claims on Mario Kart 8 YouTub...:

Smart move by Nintendo now but in the near future they will realize its stupid because nobody will be posting videos of Nintendo games. Keep the free advertising Nintendo!

But Nintendo I guess since you don't advertise your games/consoles, you just have other people do it and take their money. Sneaky sneaky. 😈