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Mon 2nd Sep 2013

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jjmesa16 commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Ten...:

Honestly I'm not surprised. Animal Crossing looked like a complete failure from the get go and Mario Tennis is probably the least exciting Mario sports game. Mario Strikers would have a killer holiday title but what kind of company would listen to its fans/consumers.

Looks like Zenoblade should be a good game though. Problem is 60-70% of people who own a Wii U won't buy it because they are kids/families.



jjmesa16 commented on The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero...:

Just some more PR bs but this time the bs is somewhat right. I don't think Star Fox would have made that big of a difference in pushing consoles. That being said the game will sell less units when it releases because it won't be there for the holidays.



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Agreed investors have lost confidence since Kimishida-san took over. If I was an investor I would have lost confidence as well. However it's not because of Kimishida-san. It's because there has been no announcements, along with the delay of Star Fox, since Iwata's passing. Overall Nintendo's stock has fallen over the past few years so I wouldn't worry too much about investor confidence. If I was an investor I'd wait until the day that Nintendo announces the NX and sell that day (it will probably be at the highest value for a while at that point, depending on how the NX is perceived of course.). I don't really see Nintendo stock prices rising until then. Then again I'm not a financial expert.



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

Overall I'd say that the best Mario platformer would have to be Super Mario Galaxy (2 is excellent but it's mostly a copy with Yoshi). Super Mario Galaxy revolutionized Mario platformers with creative gameplay, a great story, and graphics that were pretty good for Nintendo at the time.

For the older games I actually preferred Super Mario Bros. 2 (bring on the haters). It was the first game that allowed you to play as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad. Each had their own special abilities which carry on to this day in new Mario games as well as Super Smash Bros.



jjmesa16 commented on Ubisoft Announces Just Dance: Disney Party 2 I...:

I like classic Disney songs. Heck even Disney theater releases have good songs these days. Unfortunately the new shows/TV movies on the Disney Channel don't interest me at all. I miss the golden years of hand drawn animation shows. I'm sure kids will love it but hardcore Disney fans, like myself, will stay away.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

@Uberchu Yes they have Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, DK, etc. Where all of the cool ones (Marth, Robin, Ike, Wii Fit Trainer, Pit, Ness, Rosalina, Villager, etc.)? I guarantee you 99% of stores don't even have half of the amiibo that have been released.

Also I don't believe I used the words "a lot" when referring to amiibo. I said "a lot of people don't have rare amiibo" meaning that there are a large amount of people who don't have rare amiibo.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo's Awesome Super Mario Maker Overview ...:

The game looks great and I can't wait to get it! However, I really don't care about the amiibo feature. I can't get any of the cool costumes because the amiibo aren't available.

PS: It would be cool if they did something special for the golden Mario. Make it the golden transformation from New Super Mario Bros. 2. Of course this is only a dream because the Gold Mario is exactly the same as the regular one.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Appears to be Partnering With Faceboo...:

@MagusDiablo I was thinking the same thing. This is supposed to be a game that emphasizes creativeness. Paying for levels that help create new ideas for new levels takes away from the whole theme of the game. However, if money is to be made Nintendo is the company to do it, so I could see Nintendo doing something like that.



jjmesa16 commented on Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom:

Who listens to movie critics anyway? Most blockbuster movies have terrible reviews. They never prevent me from seeing movies that I want to go see.

With that being said I'm not sure I'll see Pixels in theaters. I'll probably wait until it comes out on Redbox.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

Honestly I don't want a hybrid system. The hardware is fine the way it is now. What needs some updating is the software. Cross-buy and an account system are the most wanted features for me. They could also use some more third party support but that is unlikely at this point since they seem to have no relationship with anybody.

Here is a question for everyone here. Zelda is coming out for the Wii U sometime next year, however, will it also be a launch title for the NX, similar to Twilight Princess?



jjmesa16 commented on Interview: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakagu...:

Sakaguchi has the same favorite weapon as me! While I love trying out other weapons to see what their features are, I always come back to the Jet Squelcher. It has a fantastic range meaning you can cover a lot of area without being seen, you can take out enemies at from a distance and it has a great special weapon in the Inkstrike.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

And what about those watching at home? What do you have to offer them since they aren't at E3 playing the games on the show floor?

Edit: So transformation (the theme of the direct) is taking place in the near future? What do you have in mind because I didn't see anything drastically different?



jjmesa16 commented on Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Ni...:

I really hope that Nintendo and Disney get together and do something cool. I love both companies and I think that incorporating Nintendo characters into Disney Infinity could be cool. I also think that Disney Infinity characters are better quality than Skylanders and Disney could help Nintendo with amiibo production. A partnership like this is unlikely though because of the new deal with Skylanders. But I can dream right?



jjmesa16 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

3.4 million is going to be a tough number to hit. I'm not sure what Nintendo's thought process was. This past fiscal year Nintendo only sold 3.37 million units and that's with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. coming out during that period. Unless Zelda Wii U comes out by March 31, 2016 (it has pretty much been confirmed that it isn't) I don't see them getting even close to 3.4 million. I'm sorry but there is no way that Super Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wolly World will ship more units than Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. combined.

Here are the total sales figures of current gen home consoles as of February 18, 2015.
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 19,052,353
Xbox One Total Sales: 11,298,462
Wii U Total Sales: 9,137,844

I have a feeling Xbox One sales will go up quite a bit with the announcement of backwards compatibility. I think the PS4 sales rate will be a bit higher. Unfortunately I think Wii U sales will be quite a bit lower compared to the other consoles.

Nintendo seems to be phasing out the Wii U however they seem to still be supporting the 3DS with some fairly good spinoff titles. If the NX is a portable and handheld device in one, why wouldn't they slow down 3DS game development as well? This makes me think that the NX will most likely be a home console but it could connect to a more powerful version of the 3DS.

I'm not sure what the sales predictions are for the 3DS but unfortunately I'm not sure they will reach those figures either. There are some great games coming this fall and early next year but there are any standout titles (the omission of a main Pokemon game will hurt sales this fiscal year).

Edit: I know what someone is going to say so I'll go through the dialogue now.
Someone: "Well Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. are still out."
Me: "True."
Someone: "So Super Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wolly World will convince those who haven't bought a Wii U for Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart 8 to buy one."
Me: "So you are telling me that there are 3.4 million people who haven't bought a Wii U because they were waiting for Super Mario Maker and/or Yoshi's Wolly World. I don't think so."



jjmesa16 commented on Next Level's Super Mario Spikers Was Canned Be...:

It would be kind of weird to have players fighting in volleyball since the net usually separates the two teams. I can see blocking being a cool feature an possibly fighting in midair but i'm not sure how that would work.

All that being said, I still would have bought this game because I have loved the Mario Strikers series.

Edit: The Peach, Bowser, Samus, and Fox costumes in Bayonetta didn't violate character honor? Seems like that was a fairly violent game.



jjmesa16 commented on Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and So...:

I kind of dislike Miiverse nowadays and I haven't been on there since Sakurai stopped posting Super Smash Bros. pics. They have the rules so strict that it's hard to communicate with fellow gamers without getting banned. I think one of the major culprits is Pokemon. It's great to communicate with other trainers on Miiverse but that's pretty much where the fun ends. If you want to trade or battle someone you have to use another service to communicate because of the rules against posting friend codes. Being able to trade and battle with trainers from Miiverse would make my gaming experience so much better but Nintendo has it on lockdown.

Plus the character limit is annoying.

Note: I've been warned for posting my friend code once (on the Pokemon page). I have not been banned yet.



jjmesa16 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

I like how he tries to lay the blame on the retailers. I've seen pretty much all of the amiibo barcodes/racks/names in stores but you know what, those racks were empty. A retailer can't stock shelves if they have no product. It's a supply/manufacturing issue, but nice try Reggie.



jjmesa16 commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

Criterion created one of my favorite games of all-time in Burnout 3 Takedown so of course I would have loved to see a new F-Zero game from them. That being said I'm not as disappointed as most people seem to be about this. The conversation was a long time ago and I haven't been expecting a F-Zero game for a long time.



jjmesa16 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

I've pretty much given up hope for amiibo. Nintendo seems to be "restocking" shelves with 0-10 amiibo per store but the chance of finding them is still slim to none. I'd really love to get the pixel Mario but I'm already expecting limited to no, most likely the latter, availability. Nintendo could be making millions from amiibo but they seem to have a major problem which still isn't solved 7 months later.

It's great that amiibo use many different games and each new game that comes out raises the value of the amiibo that I purchased. However, I want the other costumes and features that the other amiibos provide which I can't get because the amiibo are out of stock. Take Wii Fit Trainer for example. I'd love to get the costume for it in Super Mario Maker, but there was and is no stock of the amiibo. Why release content that only a small fraction of players can get. I realize that it great to add that extra content for players who have that amiibo, but what about those who don't? I want that content too. How can I get it without paying the ridiculous prices on eBay? I'd love to find the missing Toads in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker but amiibo is almost impossible to find making this an awesome but unused feature.

This has been a problem since the very beginning of amiibo and I don't see it getting any better by the end of 2015. I can actually see it getting worse because as new amiibo realesed, the old ones get phased out. If Nintendo re releases the old figures again scalpers just buy them all and sell them at a premium price.



jjmesa16 commented on First Impressions: Getting Into the Fold With ...:

This game was definitely the highlight of the presentation for me. I haven't had the chance to play the other Mario & Luigi games but I have played all of the Paper Mario games and (mostly) loved every one. I hope this has the 3D effect that Sticker Star has because, in my opinion, Sticker Star has the best 3D graphics of any 3DS game so far.



jjmesa16 commented on Poll: How Excited Are You About Nintendo's E3 ...:

I'm considering buying Fates as my first FE game. Do you think I should start with Awakening first?

Metroid did much better than I expected. Personally I don't really want it.

The games I want most are Yoshi's Wolly World, Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@aaronsullivan Honestly I'm not a big Animal Crossing fan. AC:NL was my first entry into the series and some consider it the best. I found it to be really slow and I kind of gave up on it sadly. I think Happy Home Designer would be awesome DLC for New a Leaf and would get more people playing it again. That's just my opinion though.

I'm also a bit disappointed about AC Amiibo Festival. Based upon the current amiibo shortages I'm not sure it's even playable. It seems like a game like this came out a few months ago. Oh that's right Mario Party with the amiibo feature. I could also see this game as DLC for Mario Party. AC:AF priced at $10 (remember you have to buy the amiibo to play) would be a great addition to Mario Party.



jjmesa16 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@aaronsullivan Honestly I wasn't really expecting anything huge. Maybe a few new games here and there. The new games were a bit disappointing and it seems like they spent more time talking about games that were in last year's E3.

Basically anyone who hasn't watched this year's E3 and/or hasn't seen last year's E3, watch that. It'll show you the same games plus Zelda, minus Star Fox. It might get your spirits up too if you just watched this year's E3.