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Mon 4th Nov 2013

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jkirchgessner07 commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

I hope that they continue to provide some sort of backwards compatibility like Gamecube > Wii and Wii > Wii U. At least for the digital games, if nothing else. Thinking about all of the money invested, it'd be a lot easier to ditch the console than to ditch the console and the games when the new system launches.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:


Steamworld Dig is worth the purchase. Essentially, it's an exploration game, but combines elements of gathering items to improve your character with puzzle-solving and fighting enemies. But, as Krambo42 just stated, I would easily pay $10 just for Guacamelee - that game is much closer to a Metroidvania game (or Castlevania 2) and offers so much depth.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Growing up, it was normal to pay $40-60 for a new game and that was ok. If you couldn't afford a game, you rented it. But, back then, console games were all we had. Unfortunately, we're now living in a society where there are hundreds of options for gamers who want to play for free, or pay a specific price. I agree - I get annoyed when people complain about a $20 game. "Only 6 hours for $20 - are they crazy?" For me, I think back to Contra III on the SNES, Gradius, Castlevania IV, etc - those are not 9, 10, 11 hour games and they're amazing. People have become spoiled by the plethora of options and it's simply getting harder and harder to satisfy everyone. What's sad, is I wonder how many great games we're missing out on because of the consumer/business mentality that we've created.

Going along with my first comment, I wonder if there's a solution to higher pricing? Growing up, if you were afraid to spend the $60 blindly on a new game, you rented the game to test it out. I know some games today have demos, but they're sparse. A huge solution to this problem could be to offer a discount, demo system. Allow us to rent digital games for $2-3 for a couple of days and if we want to purchase, apply that $2-3 off the purchase price. Maybe higher price games are not selling as well because we are afraid to spend X amount on something that may or may not be good?



jkirchgessner07 commented on NF Magazine 2015 Renewals & New Subscriptions ...:

@readyletsgo I've subscribed to both Retro and Nintendo Force since day 1. I let my Retro subscription run out, but Nintendo Force is leagues above. Issues are slow to come since they're only bi-monthly, but each one is well worth the wait. It could almost pass for Nintendo Power. I highly doubt I'd ever stop subscribing, even if just for the nostalgic factor.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

@readyletsgo I just received the new issue of retro last week. Yours is probably on the way too.

Also, for anyone else on here that misses Nintendo Power - check out Nintendo Force. Kickstarted funded and now on its second year. It's a great follow-up to Nintendo Power and definitely keeps the nostalgia alive.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

I love the option of the gamepad, but I have a major complaint. The distance you can use the gamepad. I wish it could be used further away from the console because I'd love to take it to various spots in the house and have the console sitting in the living room. Otherwise, if I'm in the living room, I'm going to use the bigger screen. But, give me the option to take that controller up to bed at night without losing connectivity and I'd be sold.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:


I agree the Gamepad is great, but I'd be willing to give up all of those features if it meant I could see the Wii U turn into a success and be inundated with games. I really miss the days of the SNES where there were high quality, top notch games to be played all the time. Think Konami, Enix, Squaresoft, etc. The new controller is great, but if it is the sole reason why developers are turning their backs, then it doesn't seem worth it.

To those that say you remove the gamepad, you lose the competition against Xbox and PS. It'd still be a Nintendo system - and it'd be at least half the price. As long as it had third-party support, people would buy. A big reason people won't buy the Wii U is because the games they enjoy are no longer on our system. Coming from a 30-year old, just asking others about it around the office - they consider the Wii U a kid's system - and that's painful to hear. Why is it considered just a kid's system? Because Nintendo makes family-friendly games. Third-party developers make the mature titles. Without the mature titles, the Wii U loses out on a huge demographic. And might I say, a huge demographic that holds the money and is willing to spend it.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

As a follow up to @hotlfusion

I don't believe developers are going to invest the necessary time and money into a Wii U version of the game, when they can make enough profits on the Xbox and PS. That's our downfall - companies view the process as what's best financially, not what new, cool thing can we do. In that mindset, the Nintendo gamer is the one that gets hurt in the end.



jkirchgessner07 commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:

I enjoy using the Gamepad, but only for navigating the home screen and selecting things through the eshop, etc. For me, the Pro Controller is just so much more comfortable. I do worry that the Gamepad is a gimic - and viewed that way by many people. If they can find a good use for it, then maybe that will change.

Recently, though, the problem of the Gamepad really rang true. I had to send it in for repairs because the connectivity went out of whack and I had to keep it six inches from the console. Think about it, the controller went out, and the Wii U became completely worthless without it - I had to send both in for repairs and have my system wiped clean.



jkirchgessner07 commented on The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November:

@shigulicious I actually think they just made a smart move. People have been confused about the Wii vs. Wii U for too long. Especially when they were sitting side-by-side on store shelves. Now, when those same people go to purchase a system, they'll at least be able to understand the difference because of the naming. Second...the Wii can still be an entry to the Wii U. It might be a longtail solution, but it's still the cheapest way to introduce a kid into the world of Nintendo.