User Profile

ottospooky

ottospooky

Hee Ho!

Male, 30, United Kingdom

The son and heir of nothing in particular. I like games and toys, particularly toys based on games!

Joined:
Tue 18th March, 2014

Recent Comments

ottospooky

#1

ottospooky commented on Review: My Zoo Vet Practice 3D (3DS eShop):

Im gonna address the elephant in the room: Sounds like this was the review that broke the camel's back. These developers should stop monkeying around as this game seems to take the lions share of negative thoughts.

ottospooky

#5

ottospooky commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

Seems to me like the relationship between developer and publisher has soured. Probably a disagreement regarding content and censorship. It's undoubtedly a violent game and it seems politically charged; NoA may have a dispute over content specifically, and the dev may be reluctant to make these specific changes because, you know it's his game and it's his art. Of course I'm just speculating. Bayonetta was a violent, mature title but this game is probably a bit more real-life.

ottospooky

#6

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

I'm also thinking a holiday 2016 release. It's clear from the 'fundamental' decision to only show holiday '15 and early '16 current platform titles this year and these statements that they will want to get this thing out as early as financially viable.
I fear it's at a point where it's going to struggle already. It has to be desirable to consumers, it has to have third party support and it has to be affordable. After the Wii U and its short lifetime, some consumers will not be willing to repeat this process. I don't know how they're going to make it work. They've got to wipe the slate clean and obliterate all traces of the Wii brand. People need to be made aware from the word go that this is a new console.

ottospooky

#7

ottospooky commented on Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance O...:

I think in countries like France and Germany the anime will be quite big with kids, teenagers and some adults. In the U.S. and the UK I think it will be enjoyed more by children of a certain creed and will experience cult status by adolescents and some adults.
In the UK nowadays if you haven't finished your first Call of Duty campaign by age 6, your fellow students think you're sad and throw you in the bin. True fact.

ottospooky

#8

ottospooky commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms That Recent Super Sm...:

I know this is making demands of the development team but I personally hope they include a sprinkling of new new characters and not just release characters left over from Meele and Brawl. If they do anymore third party characters my most wanted character would be Goemon: rich Nintendo legacy on SNES and N64, character who's due a comeback much like Megaman. Although he is a Konami character - it's highly likely his Japan only DS game will be his last with the way Konami are probably gonna play things moving forward

ottospooky

#10

ottospooky commented on Keiji Inafune Would Still Be Interested in Mak...:

@Wilford111 sadly, it's an XBox One exclusive. I don't think it's a good fit. It's not enough to sell systems in Japan where the console and the brand is flailing, and neither is it likely to do very well in the west, as a new IP that isn't a shooter or Assasain's Creed title.
Don't get me wrong though, ReCore looks fab and I will be keeping an eye on how it shapes up.

ottospooky

#12

ottospooky commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

At the very end of the Direct, was I the only person expecting a big Mario reveal? Right up until the very end I was expecting something massive but after the overly long Show reel of people doing Mario esque stuff I was readying myself for the BIG 'And one more thing' moment and there wasn't one! The Direct ended on a sour note, and therein lies one of the biggest reason everyone's now proclaiming it as a pile of dung!

ottospooky

#13

ottospooky commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

@brianvgplayer just had a look through YouTube quickly for English language trailers. There really is nothing recent, just E3 2014 videos and a long trailer in Japanese. It feels like the partnership may have turned sour between Nintendo and Valhalla for some reason. It feels like it might be released without fanfare and sort of left to rot.

ottospooky

#16

ottospooky commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

People will talk about this until the cows come home but not showing any Devil's Third in the Digital Event was bizarre and baffling. They quietly announced the release date a week or so ago and no promotion at E3 at all.

The more I think about the nature of Nintendo's E3, the more I'm convinced that they deliberately sabotaged themselves in order to quietly move away from the 3DS and Wii U - they can set a clear path towards what they're aiming towards; NX and mobile games. All the talk of transformation is because they want to lay to rest what they're currently doing.

Well it's a theory

ottospooky

#18

ottospooky commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

Fils-Aime: It's based on a collective belief — and when I talk collective, I'm talking about [Satoru] Iwata, Mr. Miyamoto, myself, Tatsuya Eguchi, [Shinya] Takahashi. The collective braintrust within Nintendo. It was our collective belief that it would have a negative effect of showing a game that we knew wasn't going to be a next-six-to-eight-month-type of game.

Ocarina of Time says 'Hi'!

ottospooky

#20

ottospooky commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

I agree the media sometimes misinterpret - occasionally deliberately - the content or basis of a message like this. But I believe it would have been better to say nothing. It now looks like Iwata does not stand by the product that they were showcasing at E3. Saying 'we hear you' is still an admission of guilt. It denotes that they are aware they HAVEN'T listened to what fans want.
But then again, they know what people want. Of course they do. theyre just totally unwilling to invest money into a console that's already DOA. Starfox was a promise from last year that they simply had to make good on. There really is nothing else new, apart from a Mario sports title and a free download amiibo game with AC characters cut and pasted into.
I truly believe the NX will be released Q4 next year. Reggie 'fundamentally' doesn't believe in showing future product as he has stated - with that logic the only way to read into this is that this is the Wii U's final fling.

ottospooky

#22

ottospooky commented on First Impressions: Kicking Off With Metroid Pr...:

@andreoni79 I agree - they're shafting their bread and butter consumers - Nintendo stalwarts. Those are the people who bought the Wii u. This is obvious because no one other than those willing to invest the time in finding our about the fact it was even a new console even bought the damn thing. Even retailers didn't even know what it was. History will not be kind to the Wii U. It's the worst performing Nintendo console ever other than the virtual boy.
But I sort of disagree that they don't believe in theirselves - they don't believe in the console. We will probably never know for sure but I would be willing to stake actual money on the fact that there are games they intended to release on Wii u but those titles will now be ported over to other future hardware, whatever the iteration that will take. The subtle mention of the NX, the amiibo emphasis and the relentless talk of transformation. This is all changing. This does not signify a Sega like exit from the hardware business but evidence of a reliance on causal gamers. Nintendo gamers dont make up enough of their custom. The games we've seen showcased at E3 were merely an exersise in throwing a bone to those clamouring for Zelda, AC, Metroid and yes even Stafox.

ottospooky

#23

ottospooky commented on First Impressions: Kicking Off With Metroid Pr...:

I can't see much in the way of so called AA titles being released for Wii U beyond Zelda. The install base just isn't good enough for them. Metroid, F-Zero and other franchises really aren't system sellers. Nintendo will not pay high development costs for new games in staple series which is why they are looking at re-using assets. This E3 has made that very clear.

ottospooky

#24

ottospooky commented on First Impressions: Kicking Off With Metroid Pr...:

I can understand the anger of those who don't think this game should have the Metroid branding attached to it - but Metroid is dead? Seriously? That's like saying the Mario series is dead because of Mario Tennis. It only takes one new entry in the series to give an indication that this isn't the case - a game Retro Studios are probably working on right now.
So much melodrama around this E3. People need to 'take a chill pill' as people used to say.

ottospooky

#25

ottospooky commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

All this talk of transformation. The sly mentions of the NX and mobile platforms. Focus on amiibo. it's clear the Wii U is entering its last full year of support and that the games announced were the least important part of this Digital Event

ottospooky

#27

ottospooky commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

The METROID game no one wanted
The ZELDA game no one asked for.
Animal Crossing in name only.
Nintendo are only half listening. They understand people are clamouring after franchises but they're purely slapping a name onto bad looking games. They are determined to re-use assets to cut costs and save money. They have little faith that games will sell which is why they are cutting corners.
The transformation that was spoken of was an illusion. Yuck

ottospooky

#29

ottospooky commented on Metroid Prime: Federation Force Is The Metroid...:

I have to agree with the majority here; this was a DIRE E3. It's not even a case of expectations being too high. I'm working away at the moment, and I lied and said I had a dental appointment to get out of work early to go and watch that hunk of crap. I wish I hadn't have bothered.

ottospooky

#31

ottospooky commented on Rare Replay on Xbox One Will Include 30 Games,...:

Strangely I think this is a system seller for many, many people. I already have an Xbox One, so this is a day one purchase for me. I was going to re-buy an N64 to play many of the titles included on this compilation. This is a no brainer for me. It's worth the price just to play Jet Force Gemini again!

ottospooky

#32

ottospooky commented on The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The...:

@SanderEvers other games in the series have never been localised before, many people have been waiting to play this, some for twenty years. It's all very well you not being interested but try and respect the feelings of those for whom today is an historic day.
Plus Nintendo's conference isn't even until tomorrow. There will be new games announced then. They've probably deliberately decided to announce this old game prior to the conference to focus on new titles so be grateful for that, I suppose.

ottospooky

#34

ottospooky commented on The First Mother Game Is Finally Coming To The...:

If anyone wants to know what to name the party at the beginning, the boy is Ninten, the girl is Ana, the first boy is Lloyd and the second Teddy. Of course you can call them what you like, but I remember even as far back as the first Zelda, I always had to name the protagonist Link. I'm sure other people are the same as me!

ottospooky

#36

ottospooky commented on Nintendo Apologises for eShop Issues Caused by...:

first world problems, and all that. People need to put things into perspective
But in all seriousness, 1) no ones gonna remember error messages or how long exactly it took to download these add ons and 2) reports of an eshop meltdown or whatever are going to create more buzz so it's not really within Nintendo's interest to fix these issues at their cost.
Plus, how often do you hear about people clamouring for DLC on other platforms? That's quite a story.

ottospooky

#41

ottospooky commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed...:

@Pupito and the frustrating thing is that the seller has sold two in the last 24 hours for that inflated price! How are we going to deter scalpers if people gullibly buy anything without any sort of indication the guy can even get hold of these products?? Gah!!

ottospooky

#47

ottospooky commented on Project CARS Studio Boss Admits to Problems Wi...:

Any talk of 'rumours' regarding the NX and an appearance at this years E3 is all in this guy's head and is just another way of building fans' expectations and try and keep the heat of him and his studio for their blatant inadequacy and their wholly misguided silence over the Wii U version. This is what they've been doing all along, really.