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Tue 18th September, 2012

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Nintenjoe64 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

The calm before the Mario Kart storm. Pre-Mario Kart sales are going to be appalling for Wii U and even worse if they announce a bundle (which they don't seem to be doing which is crazy considering bundles are literally the only thing that has been selling Wii Us)



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playab...:

Nintendo's lack of demos for 1st party games is stupid. One oval track for Mario Kart with one Kart would still be much better than a 3 month wait for any non-Lego games and would only make people desperate for the real game. It would barely affect their sales at all and would improve sales of pretty much every game on the eshop at the moment.
I think they want Wii U to fail so they can start again :)



Nintenjoe64 commented on Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad ...:

Not so good for wheelies and stunts in MK..

I am surprised there weren't more of these and even a flight yoke thing for wii. I would use it if I could use the balance board for pedals but I'd still find a traditional controller easier. Definitely better value than my PC racing wheel which stopped being supported after XP.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

Twilight Princess sold more than Wind Waker and Skyward Sword so Nintendo were probably correct to pander to the fans who were after a 'darker' Zelda. The idiotic hipsters that pretend they've played every Mario, Metroid and Zelda just so they can sound credible when they hate on one particular entry in the series hold absolutely no power over what Nintendo choose next. People keep crying that game 'a' didn't sell well and will kill a franchise but that's not how Nintendo work. None of the Pikmins have sold well or made a success of their systems but they've tried 3 times. Nintendo have been very shy of completely new IP for Wii U so far but by Xmas they will only have Zelda left to make meaning there must be a chance for all those other IP. Nothing has sold well enough or sold enough systems to warrant a sequel so Nintendo will will have to revisit Star Fox, Metroid, Pilotwings etc or just try something new.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Play: We'll Be Doing The Twitch Thing With Mar...:

Yay! I might be at work though :(

I reckon NL should do a countdown of Nintendo Wifi games before they shut the service down. I have Battalion Wars, Conduit and loads of others that I've barely played but will miss them as soon as they shut the servers down!



Nintenjoe64 commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

It's a shame if EAD are making another Mario. They're one of the best dev teams of all time and could probably shame most of the "AAA" game devs of today. I want to see something ambitious like Ocarina of Time was but in line with the new hardware.

Not buying unless it's "Mario's bad mushroom day" where eating a bad Mushroom convinces Mario to return to Brooklyn and re-educate New Yorkers in an ultra violent, psychedelic shoot em up with realistic graphics.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufa...:

In the last days of Blockbuster, all Wii controllers were 70% off. I got 3 x CCPro for £18.

I loved the original classic controller except for the silly ZL and ZR placement (which has rendered them useless for certain games). I hope Mario Kart 8 doesn't force me to upgrade all controllers. Good thing that Wii U Pro controllers are being sold cheap by most places though!



Nintenjoe64 commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

I agree. The same people who cry about the AI cheating or getting beaten on a last lap because of a triple whammy of blue shells would never be able to win a race online without the handicapping of items. It basically makes more people play at the same level and only the best will be able to stand out..



Nintenjoe64 commented on Round Table: Let's Talk Endlessly About Mario ...:

Talking just makes the 7-8 week wait hurt even more! Even if they didn't fix any of the issues of previous games or improve anything but graphics, the gameplay would still make it the best Kart racer. It saddens me when I see unpractised people blame the AI or Items for their poor performances, I am not that good at games, especially racing ones, but I've always thought overcoming the evil items was the most satisfying part of Mario Kart! People saying the Blue Shell should be replaced by something like Sonic Racing's 'swarm' are just looking for an easy option. I'd recommend 50cc to them



Nintenjoe64 commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

If you think the game balance has been wrong on later Mario Karts, you haven't practiced enough, plain and simple. The AI is easy to beat, even on Mirror. 3 stars can be a little frustrating but not insane like Expert on F-Zero X or GX. As for online, the fact that the best racers have the best scores and win by miles shows that there is no luck involved in the long game. There are so many options to avoid being the guy who lets 3 blue shells ruin their last lap :)

@Kaine_Morrison Super Mario Kart was fair? Where the AI can use their special item at any time they like and a feather can shortcut massive parts of track?



Nintenjoe64 commented on Mario Kart 8 Producer Explains The Absence of ...:

@unrandomsam chance would be a fine thing re. DLC tracks. I never buy DLC but extra retro tracks for MK would be right up my street. Nintendo will probably just do DLC of the same tracks with different item positioning instead!

I think a track editor would work and would elevate the franchise. The success of Minecraft should be enough for Nintendo to be doing this (for as many of their franchises as possible). I thought the idea of Miiverse was Nintendo's way of making people share experiences so user content should be a high priority. Nobody cares if it doesn't allow tracks of the same quality as the main game. Some of the best tracks in MKW were the flat SNES and GBA tracks. It's not like Guitar Hero and Rock Band lost DLC sales of popular songs because there were community generated versions. Maybe they're scared of all the rude shaped tracks they'd have to moderate. Whatever happens, I'm confident the on-disc content will be good enough to make up for only being 32 tracks.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

@Jazzer94 @the_truth you missed my point. "War has never been so much fun" is the tagline of Cannon Fodder which is an equally fun but very different game. I meant sue Nintendolife.

I love this game and I've only played it once or twice. Considering how good this game was on GBA, I can't believe Nintendo don't make a game a bit more like Civ for their consoles.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

16 new and 16 old tracks is ok but I was hoping for more or at least some DLC retro tracks. Also not overly impressed by the split-screen options but let's face it, this will be the best game on Wii U and if they give it as much love as they gave Mario Kart Wii, it will still be fun for years to come.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

@Chubblings That cycle applies to almost everything in gaming these days. People consistently rate the gamecube and N64 highly, but when they were out and struggling, everyone said the SNES was the last good Nintendo console. Now the Wii U is struggling, most hipsters say the gamecube was awesome but insist the Wii wasnt (despite it playing every GC game and nearly every other Nintendo console game before it). I personally loved Skyward Sword but have to place it as my least favourite Zelda because every aspect of it being a Zelda game has been surpassed by another game in the series except the controls.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

@Monkeh I also didn't like the hub overworld aspect of SS. They completely removed the freedom, exploration and sidequests of the series in favour of turning the land into dungeons and making the quest linear and repetitive. It was a bit like Wind Waker without any islands or interesting people to meet.
I genuinely would have preferred them to have recycled the Twilight Princess overworld and remade OoT or LttP with 1:1 controls but I still think the gameplay of SS has yet to be beaten by any action-adventure game.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

@RennanNT Mainly because it would be typical Nintendo to give us the HD remake that nobody asked for and also because Xenoblade is getting a sequel already. I think a Metroid Prime Trilogy HD with online would be awesome and the prices for MPT online show there is demand for the game on Wii so I can't see why Nintendo don't want to do a quick remake. WWHD took 6 months to develop and sold a million.



Nintenjoe64 commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

My vote went for Other M out of sheer curiosity. I think I've seen the others

@RennanNT I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo gave us HD Remakes of The Last Story and Pandora's Tower before they did it for Xenoblade!

@ricklongo I doubt they'd do that. Nearly every enemy would need a redesign. I wish they were sticking to the Motion Plus controls because that was the only saving grace of Skyward Sword for me. (when compared to other Zeldas)



Nintenjoe64 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

Same decision as Arsenal FC need to make. Sack Arsene Wenger in hope of instant but riskily expensive success or keep him and give him time to rebuild using the money that he has made for them. I'd go with the latter because Nintendo would be better off surviving for 20-50 mediocre years than going the way of Sega in 5 and there is no guaranteed recipe for instant success.

Everyone who is anti-Iwata acts like a change of personnel would fix the problems they see but no CEO is going to take over with the intention of giving the vocal minority of fans some incredibly expensive new games. Also most of the posts here don't realise where the losses actually came from. It isn't just the Wii U.....



Nintenjoe64 commented on Review: Super Mario Kart (Wii U eShop / Super ...:

I still think this game holds up although mode 7 on a massive screen doesn't look as good as on the gamepad. I prefer the tighter handling of each subsequent entry in the series but this one is still fun and battle mode on this game was probably my favourite except maybe 64.

I've read lots of people say that this was the pinnacle of the series because it had no Blue Shells or 'rubber band AI'. This game has the most cheaty AI of any entry in the series by a million miles. I really don't understand how people can claim that the problem has got worse in the series.

I hope SNES Rainbow Road makes it into MK8 but its appearance in MK7 doesn't fill me with confidence. In fact, I want every MK track ever to be available in some form on MK8