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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!

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Tue 18th March, 2014

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#2

ottospooky commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

This game needs decent viral and TV marketing, word of mouth and the promotion of a potentially huge online community.
It needs to really reach out to people of all ages, particularly those who grew up with 2D Mario. It needs to tap into people's desire to make their own Mario level.
It needs to grab gamers on the same level as New SMB did in 2006. That was a system seller for many 'casual' gamers.
Sadly, I can't see that happening. I feel it's probably a bit too late to promote it in that way.

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#4

ottospooky commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

@rob955 this is a good point! Cross platform play doesn't happen a lot between the other two consoles but it would be good to see if they can pull it off for Devil's Third. But in terms of people buying a Wii u for the full version of the game. Don't hold your breath haha!

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#5

ottospooky commented on Devil's Third is Being Published by Nintendo o...:

The idea of publishing on PC as well is to offset some of the responsibility Nintendo have through publishing it themselves. They know it's a bad game and want it to look less like they've delivered this spawn of satan into the world! The game will have a very small print run in the U.S. Or may very well be e-shop only. So the PC version is a favour to itakagi to at least make him feel like he's got some exposure

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#7

ottospooky commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

what was wrong with a little quiet dignity? He's clearly made a crappy game. 'You're just playing it wrong' doesn't really cut the mustard. Is he expecting the games critics to suddenly declare this a success after using a different controller?
And asking us to use wired Internet? That's probably setting up for a disaster.

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#10

ottospooky commented on Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences ...:

I don't think people not playing games is out of respect for Iwata necessarily. People around the Internet are playing games Iwata was associated with, out of respect for the man.
For me I think it's more about the contrast between the fun Nintendo games bring us, the nostalgia of characters and the imaginative worlds they inhabit, and the very human consequences with death and the futility of life.
When playing some Smash last night, it was hard because there's that juxtaposition.
It's a cruel world we live in - that someone who seems like such a nice guy like Iwata can be struck down like that is heartbreaking really.

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#11

ottospooky commented on Nintendo Offers Humble Thanks For Condolences ...:

Played some Smash Bros last night. It didn't feel the same as it did before. I had to turn it off. I'm sure things will be alright again soon. I'm sure Iwata would hate to think that his passing might stop people experiencing the fun he was instrumental in bringing to us, somehow. But it's all come as a bit of a shock.
When looking back on E3, it's obviously easy to see why they employed puppets for the prentation. And it sort of makes you feel a bit bad for the late President, following the backlash from what many consider to be a poor E3 showing.
I hope Nintendo honour their pledge to continue the fine work Iwata did during his tenure.

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#13

ottospooky commented on Multiple Sources Point to Nintendo of America ...:

@rjejr this is how i see it: NOA have pressure not just from fans but from Nintendo Japan and from the developers of this title. Plus, they have answers to those other things you raised in your posts 'amiibo is too popular, we can't keep up with demand' or 'the market needs this, not that, bla bla bla'. Reggie can't turn around to the media and say 'look, we didn't publish DT 'cos it's a pile of Please don't use that language'. There's a lot riding on a title like this, believe it or not. Their reluctance to publish risks souring Nintendo relations with third parties and hurts the number of Wii u titles coming out this year. I can believe XSEED can't or won't publish it, though which is another reason there apparently now publishing. This not coming out in the U.S. At all would be an unmitigated disaster for everyone concerned

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#14

ottospooky commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

The game is broken and people still blame the hardware the game is on. With the graphics this game has, it shouldn't struggle to do 50-60 fps. People in denial still won't trust Unseen64. NOA have dropped the game and publishing rights are handed to XSEED. the embargo was lifted on the day they stated, too. :)

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#15

ottospooky commented on Editorial: Satoru Iwata Embodied The Playful B...:

I now can't help but feel that Nintendo's decision to use puppets in their E3 presentation was due to the fact Iwata-San did not want people to see he was weak or sick.
I hope that Iwata's ideas for the NX and beyond are utilised to the full extent of how he wanted them to be.

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#16

ottospooky commented on Tributes and an Outpouring of Respect Are Shar...:

@Caryslan i was merely addressing the fact that Iwata, during his tenure, was a true visionary and, as a result, other platform holders have used some of his ideas and adapted the ethos towards gaming that he himself had.
The Sony tweet just sounded cynical to me- that was the way I read it. Other industry figures who took the time to post a tribute did so with dignity and passion for what Iwata did during his working life. What he stood for.
He will be remembered as a trailblazer who wished to dispel the old videogame tropes and stereotypes - of the spotty teenager sat up all night playing first person shooters. And he got your Grandmother playing. The fact that these ideas were effectively lifted by Sony, who clearly thought they'd cash in on the success and demographic of the Wii, is fitting of a great trailblazer.
If you really thought my comment was an attempt to troll, or trying to reignite some sort of pathetic 'console war' (yuk, I really dislike that term!) then I'm sorry but you're mistaken.

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#19

ottospooky commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Sad and shocking news. I wasn't expecting this at all, but no one was.
Attention will now turn to who will become the new CEO of Nintendo, and what their focus is.
Iwata-San was a traditionalist, his one desire was for the company to retain its focus on hardware and quality exclusive software. That's the only Nintendo we have ever known. whoever replaces Iwata may be responsible for a seismic shift in this company.

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#22

ottospooky commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

@SetupDisk that tweet was merely an exercise in quelling these 'rumours'. All of the evidence points towards the situation being exactly how Unseen64 reported it.
Quiet Japan/Europe release date announced DAYS before E3; no mention or showing of the game at all (and let's face it, the Wii U needs all the announcements it can get!!)
The games creator tweeting that he will release the game in America.
NOA weren't happy with the project because it's not supposed to be very good, so they ever-so-quietly cancelled it, but now that the Internet is abuzz with after the recent video, they've had to come out in support of the game, and cryptically state that it will be released in the U.S. But it's apparently XSEED who will take the reins and publish over there.

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#23

ottospooky commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

@Aromaiden it's been confirmed that XSEED are publishing by Emily Rogers. Her Twitter has now good mysteriously private, another in a long line mysteries regarding this game. I don't know who she is but apparently she knows about these things
The whole situation is bizarre but I think NOA are just trying to silence the 'rumours' about the game. Incidentally I believe Unseen 64's expose and I think people will be more trusting of what they say when the embargo is lifted on the game and the reviews start coming in...

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#30

ottospooky commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

@WindFish What makes you come to that conclusion? Are NoA cancelling games left, right and centre to piss off real Nintendo fans? Do you think it's some sort of revenge tactic on fans who were vocal about Metroid Prime Federation Force? Do you think they'll replace Fatal Frame 4 with Fatal Frame: Genki Amiibo Hidden Object Party?
This remains a rumour. But if it is true, there's no smoke without fire. They wouldn't cancel a game without what they feel is a legitimate reason

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#31

ottospooky commented on Rumour: Nintendo Isn't Bringing Devil's Third ...:

Comparing this to 'Disaster Day of Crisis' just piques my interest a little bit more. Cult classic IMO. The U.S. seriously missed out on that one.
If, like 'Disaster', NoA are refusing to release it because of cosmetic factors like voice acting and visuals, then they're denying fans a chance to play a potentially semi-decent game. If it's unplayable then fair enough. I'll likely honour my preorder, unless of course it's unplayable to a Superman 64-type level

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#33

ottospooky commented on Japanese Gamers Share Their Views on Xenoblade...:

@VR32F1END You're right. There's this and the forthcoming SME x FE game and that's really about it. But personally, I think RPGs are a better fit for the 3DS. You can play them on the go and anywhere. Sometimes if you're clocking up a hundred hours on a single game, you're going to need to do so before going to sleep or.. well... I won't say on the toilet but yeah, on the toilet!

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#36

ottospooky commented on Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in J...:

I wouldn't be surprised if this is the same for Europe and the U.S. Those three packs must have been made in such small numbers. I've never seen any splatoon amiibo in the wild or even available online.
The cynic in me thinks that they held back on making them available in stores and online to make more people buy the special edition with the squid amiibo...

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#38

ottospooky commented on Keiji Inafune's RED Ash: The Indelible Legend ...:

Hmm, the art style for RED Ash isn't really doing anything for me, at least not in the promo images. Haven't watched the video yet.
I'll keep an eye on it but at this stage I'm not in a position to crowd fund it. I've already invested money in Uke-Laylee and Shenmue 3.
The kickstarter bubble will burst soon. While I believe crowd funding to be theoretically good for gamers and developers, it is fraught with risks and flaws, and I don't believe it to be the future.

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#39

ottospooky commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

The full specs for this thing probably aren't even finalised yet. People haven't seen it yet. 'Reliable source' or not, this is still here say from some Twitter guy. People need to take a step back from their negative comments and just put those points into perspective. At least wait until they announce this thing officiIally

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#40

ottospooky commented on F-Zero 'Spiritual Successor' Kickstarter Makes...:

The spelling errors put people off as well. I know English is probably not these guys' first language but the 'spirituel' successor to F-Zero?? That's just sloppy.
Plus, these guys have nothing to do with the franchise it's trying to steal hype from.

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#42

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

@LilC Technically, it's been a couple of years since 3D World, which released in Holiday 2013. That was two years after 3D Land which came out Holiday 2011. Plus it's been five years since the last Galaxy game and quite a few more than Mario 64 which I would seriously take a proper sequel to... I wasn't just thinking it would be a game in the 3D World series :)

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#43

ottospooky commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

I believe the 'July 2016' remark is a mistake or at least a 'misquote': I think they're aiming to start have PRODUCTION ready for July '16... i.e., they want to have a large number of these boxes of (hopefully) joy sat in a warehouse and ready to ship around the world. I can quite easily see it being released in November or December 2016 because that's the way it's always been. However, they're talking about transformation an awful lot; No one knows anything at the moment, who are we to say they won't take a different strategy this time around, and release in the Summer?

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#44

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

The one issue I have with the way the games were presented was in the pacing. The Good Feel, Yoshi knitting lady video was cute, and it was good to get an insight into the creative process, and I loved the anecdote about knitting a Yoshi for the dev team, but that should have been edited. It was too long. Also, that was Wooly World's SECOND E3, and it's been shown in at least two Directs in between. All the time I was thinking, 'show something new! Want to see new stuff!'
And also the end of the Digital Presentation was shocking. They spent far too long on their Mario 30th anniversary social media experiment (if that's what it is!) I was so stoked, gearing up for the 'and one more thing...' moment - the reveal of a new 3D Mario. And then, nothing. That was it. The online chat for the stream I was watching just sort of caught fire with this massively negative outcry. That didn't help. People remember the last moments of these things, and I believe this contributed psychologically to fans' opinions of the Digital Event.

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#45

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

@LztheQuack I wasn't necessarily generalising fans. And I definitely agree with you that everyone wants something different from Nintendo - that's what nostalgia does to people.
But it's fair to say that the response to E3 for Nintendo this year has been overwhelmingly poor. this was not because of the format of the presentation, it was the fact that they didn't bring what people wanted. Even if people have different expectations, they still feel negative at what they showed.

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#47

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.