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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Confirmed...:

@Th3PlaidHatter - "it isn't like W101"

Well, I know it isn't like W101, but I went into W101 thinking it would all just be the same open world fighting, but there were a couple of giant robot boxing matches, and a 2D drilling level, and 1 or 2 on rails shooter sections. I'm old enough that when I think Pac-Man I think Pac-Man. I don't know what this is exactly but there are similarities in the look and gameplay in many of the levels.

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#2

rjejr commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

@MoonKnight7 - "static"

By static I meant they are just statues. For SkKylanders price comparison purposes they have several that light up when you put them on the portal - the effect is pretty cool in a couple - and of course the swappable ones the top half comes off and you can switch them around so 8 characters can become 64 w/ each having it's own on screen name. These just are.

The Skylander element and game specific bases are also better looking :-)

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#3

rjejr commented on Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Confirmed...:

Pac-Man Boom!

I have to say it doesn't look like much graphically but the wide variety of gameplay reminds me a little of W101 for some reason. Certainly a fun looking kids game.

So, anybody else get a sense of dread seeing that Wii U box smack dab between the Xbox360 and PS3 boxes at the end, w/o a PS4 or X1 box in site? Harbinger of things to come me thinks.

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#4

rjejr commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

@ThomasBW84 - The first game they were all $7.99. Then came the giants for $14.99. Then the $12.99 lightcore and $15.99 swappables. Since these seem rather static, and the stands are BORE-ing, I think $9.99 is appropriate and the most they could charge. Though it is hard to judge the height via photos but they look small.

The only one I really want is Captain Toad. The guy is ready made for a toy and they work w/ his game. Where's Captain Toad?

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#5

rjejr commented on Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo ...:

China is a no win. Either its too expensive or knockoffs will come. Wii Mini maybe.

I just dont think its worth it to them. And in case some of you havent been paying attention, the Wii U and PS4 hasnt been selling well in japan, their native homeland, why would anynody in china buy them?

Maybe there are some old DS phat laying around.

I wonder how much Microsoft is plamning on selling in all of China vs just Hong Kong? Still, Nintendo has enough to worry about right now selling their systems in the rest of the world so Im ok w/ them skipping china for a few more years.

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#7

rjejr commented on Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Singl...:

@MoonKnight7 - "testing the waters"

Yeah, a lot of people seem fine w/ amiibo just testing the waters, but I'ld rather see an amiibo focused game. I'm still hopeing for Subspace Emissary 2 as a separate amiibo specific game to make up for it not being in the Wii U version of SSB.

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#8

rjejr commented on Bravely Default Flutters Gracefully Past The O...:

"yet it has found critical and commercial success elsewhere in the world"

Thats b/c the rest of the world wants good JRGS but for the past 5 years Squenix has been giving us FFXIII and 2 sequels nobody wanted. At least FFXIII Versus looks good. I mean FFXV.

W/ this, FF Explorers from Squenix and Fantasy Life (and Yokai Watch) from Level 5 3DS does seem to be THE JRPG system right now.

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#9

rjejr commented on Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Singl...:

@MoonKnight7 - "Business wise, it really isn't that much of a risk anymore"

Yeah, I think Wii U may finally be coming into it's own this year. Yesterdays Target flyer had a 2 page spread w/ the Wii U and PS4.

3DS may have a hard time running Minecraft but I'm sure Wii U could run the PS3/Xbx360 version w/ 2 screen multiplayer. Though at this point Nintendo just needs to produce a Minecraft like sandbox game if only to give the amiibo a place to call home. A big beautiful Mushroom Kingdom combo of Minecraft and Disney Infinity. amiibo need their own game.

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#11

rjejr commented on Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Singl...:

I can't believe how well Mincecraft is selling at retial, especially on 360, hasn't it been on XBLA (whatever they call it) for about 2 years now? It's been on PSN for about a year. And it's been on PC forever, and the PC version just seem sso vastly superior for modding. Just crazy. Remember that anybody who thinks it's too late for Wii U to get a copy. (Though I suppose the 2 years it would take them to port it might be a problem.)

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#12

rjejr commented on Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Throug...:

I think Ruto is anime blue enough that they really didn't need random anime chick Lana, though their fighting styles are certainly different.

I think Darunia will b ea big fan favorite in our household.

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#13

rjejr commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

@Nico07 - I was just kidding about the amiibo, I didn't even know they worked with this game until I read your reply, so thanks for that. If the game is $40 and the Capt.Toad amiibo sells for $15 then a $50 bundle would be awesome :-) I'ld pay $10 for the Capt Toad amiibo even if it dint't work in game, he's kinda adorable.

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#14

rjejr commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

@FJOJR - 2 tvs.

Yeah, after giving this some more thought this might be perfect for us. My kid has a Wii in his room and we have a Wii U in the living room. Plugging the portal in and out shouldnt be too much of a hsssle, and havimg the DL version on Wii U will be 1 less dfisc to deal with. So maybe we'll get the Wii version even though the Wii U gets a whole lot more use.

I wonder if there even is a Wii U version? Why would Activion bother?

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#15

rjejr commented on NES Remix Titles Coming in Physical Version to...:

"sometime around the hoildays."

Of couse it is. I think Iwatas calendar only has 3 pages, summer, winter, holidays; and all the boxes are blank.

Im going to wait for the re-mixed remix version.

It is good to see another retail box to sure up the Wii U section for the holidays. People need 2nd games for all the B1G1 sales.

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#17

rjejr commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

$40 seems about right, to me that price says real game w/ a budget price. And if you look at a lot of $60 games these days w/ online multiplayer, and this is an off-line single player puzzle game - $40 seems right. I've seen several collectibles in the videos but as its predominsntly a puzzle game, once you solve the puzzle theres really little reason to replay a level. Its not a platformer which basis its fun on timing and jumping and speed runs, well I guess you could speed run a puzzle but I havent seen that advertised yet. If the levels do have speed runs times like Sonic Lost World that coild helo longevity. Personally Im a fan of bronze, silver, gold but very few games use that.

Also, this game is due out around the same time as SSB U which will probably be $60 and is built on replayability, so dven compared to their own game this might look bad at $60, Plus Nintendo needs to mske sure we all have enough money to buy amiibo. I guess $40 means no free bundled Capt Toad amiibo though :-(

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#19

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

@SATORUIWATA - ""if you're going to make a game with an iconic character make it good,"

Remember Starfox Adventures, which I still refer to as "Dinosaur Planet" b/c that's it's name, Starfox was tacked on late in development to sell it. If you played any of the original Spyro trilogy- back when it was great - or even the mediocre second set of games - then you would know Spyro was nothing like the Skylanders games, but they stuck him in there and called it Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure so it would have a marketable hook. And if you played the Ratchet and Clank games and then played R&C:All4One you would see how much they changed it up and most people didn't like it. (Save yourself the trouble and never ever play "Heroes on the Move" where Sony compeltley destroyed 3 of it's greatest platforming franchise characters.) And remember, Zelda 2 was nothing like Zelda.

As for this comment - "what if Nintendo made a horrible Mario game but then said, " its ok guys we based it off a trash can so it can be real bad "..."

I'm sure there must be a horrible Mario game out there, probably anybody can find one, Mario has been milked to death so hard and so often that it's blinded the Nintnedo fan boys to the point that they can't even see it - I'll just go w/ Dr. Mario, the Tetris clone, as 1 example. I'm sure you'll counter w some reality twisting Nintneo logic - "Dr. Mario isn't a REAL Mario game" - but you know what, Mario is in it, it's called Dr. MARIO - it's a Mario game, and it's made by Nintendo.

http://themushroomkingdom.net/games/drm-nes

Mario also stars in Mario RPG, Paper Mario, Mario Sports Mix and assorted other sports games headlined with his name. I didn't even know he had his own pinball game, I think he was the pinball.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Pinball_Land

And Sonic Boom is a Sonic game, even if it's nothing at all like any Sonic before it.

@Drobotic - in case you're still interested.

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#20

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS User Interf...:

Is there a level editor? Maybe we can exchange levels? We know they took out Subspace Emissary, they cant take out the level editor too, can they? We haven't heard a single thing extra in the Wii U version yet that Im aware of. Well I guess amiibo are new, but they really seem more gimmicky than useful.

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#22

rjejr commented on 3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live:

Is there anything special in an update we should be expecting? Its a game console, it plays games, it also has Miiverse now, and the usual cast of characters Netflix and Hulu Plus. And folders which the Wii U still needs. I doubt we'll ever see HBO Go on the very kid friendly 2DS. Sony owns Crackle so thats probsbly out as well. It neefs a portal for amiibo so that update probably wont come until sometime next year, if ever, when the portal releases. Maybe Nintendo should just skip amiibo on 3DS and put an NFC reader in the 4DU as upgrade motivation?

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#24

rjejr commented on Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly...:

@MrGawain - "I would guess Activision think a lot of kids may get a Wii U for Chrismas, but they want to sell them their game at release. Plus if they move to the Wii U, they want them to keep playing the game so they keep buying the figures."

Thank you for being 100% correct, and the only one who was. (My apologies if copying and pasting your entire post is offensive.) Trap Team comes out Oct 5, almost 3 full months before Christmas. Activison does not want a lot of parents of Wii owning kids telling their kids Santa is bringing them a Wii U for Christmas so they have to wait for the game, that's 3 months of lost toy sales. So this makes perfect sense - buy the Wii version Oct 5th, get a free code for when YOU get the new console at Christmas.

"The hope is surely to encourage Nintendo gamers to offer one or the other as a gift to friends and family, promoting the brand even further."

This makes no sense TW. As somebody else said - you need the portal for the game. Only the NEW portal, old ones won't work. It's a x-buy promotion for Wii owners planning to get a Wii U for Christmas, you did get that part right :-)

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#25

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

Well compared to the first 1 1/2 years of Wii Us existence it's easy to say Nintendo is really on top of it's marketing game now.

My only concern/downside is that Nintendo did a really good job marketing MK8 w/ the bundle and the free game, and SSB is seemingly all over the place, but what about games that aren't MK8 or SSB? HW is getting a lot of hype but how much of that is Nintendo and how much is it Koei Tecmo? Are Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad getting their due? (Release dates might help build hype.) amiibo need to be in the news - Disney Infinity 2 and Skylanders Trap Team are all over the place. Where are the amiibo ads?

So yeah, the 2 games that can sell themselves - MK8 and SSB - Nintendo is getting out there - but what about the rest?

I'm not in a hurry for news, it's summer time for outside fun in the sun, but since E3 I've been expecting a late Aug ND w/ a SSB date and bundle and something else holiday oriented perhaps - last Aug was the price cut WW HD bundle ND - so there's still time, But by Sept I'ld like to see somethig besides SSB being marketed to know that Nintnedo has really turned the corner. Free Captain Toad amiibo w/ game purchase would be nice :-)

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#26

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

@SATORUIWATA - Its a game based on a tv show that hasn't even started yet but we already know we don't want the game?

For anybody who missed the memo - this is a Sonic game based on a kids cartoon, releasing only on 3DS and Wii U. It is not even being made by Sonic team, they are probably working on a true Sonic game for PS4 and X1, maybe even Wii U. This is a Sonic game like Starfox Adventures was a Starfox game. Or Sonic Adventure for thst matter. Did I mention its based on a as yet unreleased kids cartoon tv show? It might be good, it might be bad, it wont be a Sonic game.

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#27

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom Release Dates Are Confirmed for Wii...:

Close enough to be under the Christmas tree, far enough out front to be a long T-day weekend rental. It's good to have the date.

"official release dates have been held back. "

Reading that on a Nintendo dedicated site, I'm not sure if it's meant to be hypocritical, nonsensical or sarcastic. Gotta mean something coming 20 minutes after a post about B2. ;-)

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#29

rjejr commented on Trine Enchanted Edition Will Be Casting A Spel...:

Trine was pretty good on PS3 but 2 was much better. Besides enhanced visuals I believe they offered a few other things which improved the 2nd game. Not sure I'ld pick it up again since we already played it but it's nice to see them do this for those who didn't gt the chance. I wonder if it will get a cheap price like S&S did?

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#30

rjejr commented on Official Hyrule Warriors Screens Show Ocarina ...:

@shigulicious -Its only 9:30 in the morning but Im pretty sure you win the internet for today.

Is this game going to be one long story w/ a boss at the end or will different characters or Zelda games have separate story lines? There is going to be some type of story mode right, I can button mash all day if I have a purpose but random fights like SSB or Soul Caliber always leave me wanting. Ive played a few of these types of games - Sengoku Basra 3 and DW Gundam mostly - and there always seems to be a purpose to the action.

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#34

rjejr commented on Tomodachi Life Stage Drops Into Super Smash Br...:

Pretty cool me thinks. I like the idea of the walls appearing and disappearing when someone is in front of them. The Miis inside I dont see as that much of a big deal as each room is pretty tiny and you'll be busy fighting, but its still a nice touch for those with quick enough fingers to snap photos to post on Miiverse.

Speaking of Miiverse, can someone please tell me how to get the color Pictograph in WW HD? Finally Getting into the Nintendo Gallery was a bit anticlimatic.

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#37

rjejr commented on Nintendo Stock Value Climbs to Highest Point S...:

@aaronsullivan - Oh god I have been planning almost every second of my life as far back as I can remember. I have things planned 10, 20, 30 years out (nothing is planned out beyond 30 years b/c since I was a teen I always figured Ild die between 2050 and 2055 b/c I wanted to live until 2050 - I'm expecting the arrival of space aliens by then - but 90 just seems too old). I really do wish I was able to relax, live in the moment, or stop and smell the roses. Well actually I can stop and smell the roses if I plan for it. I am almost always planning for what comes next, never ever in the moment. It's no way to live. Well maybe if your Billy Pilgrim.

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#41

rjejr commented on Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playse...:

@Hy8ogen - "The Wii U's performance gap between the other 2 consoles is not as large as you think."

I haven't seen that much of a difference between Xbox360 and PS3 to X1 and PS4, so Wii U is close to X1 and PS4, but I still think it's closer in capabilities to last gen. Nintnedo could probably make a game look like X1 on Wii U b/c SMG2 on Wii nearly looks like a PS3 game on a 32" 720p tv. Nobody else pulled that off on Wii. MK8 looks damn good, but it pales to Driveclub on PS4 (don't think I've ever actually seen X1 Forza Horizon 2 footage but I'ld guess it looks good as well.) I can't imagine any 3rd party getting a Wii U game to match PS4 or X1. 8GB RAM vs 2GB RAM will see to that.

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#42

rjejr commented on Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playse...:

@noctowl - "The idea that the wii u is closer in tech to 8 year old hardware is absurd."

Why is it "absurd"? Find me a link that says the Wii U is closer in hardware specs to the PS4 and X1 than to the PS3 and Xbox360, b/c I've never seen it explained that way.

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#44

rjejr commented on Site News: Look, We'll Provide File Sizes For ...:

@sinalefa - I still miss James. That guy was always commenting and replying to comments and his responses always seemed joyful. Maybe he was a horrible curmudgeon in real life, never met him, but I honestly feel like the overall happiness level at NL has been down since he left. Though he was smart enough to leave just before Wii U launched so who knows.

Thanks Damo and everyone at NL for the DL size info. Nintendo really doesn't seem to like info of any kind getting out there, though the eShop is still significantly improved on Wii U over Wii.

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#46

rjejr commented on Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playse...:

I think the only reply is unfortunately my obnoxious son one - well duh. The Wii U is closer to the Xbox360 and PS3 than the X1 and PS4 therefore the games will more closely resemble the graphics of the older systems. We should just be thankful when Wii U gets 3rd party support.

Anybody upgrading from the Wii to Wii U version should be very happy w/ the look of a 360 version. I don't care how many times better the new machines are from the old machines, it's nowhere near the jump from the Wii to any HD system. I haven't seen an X1 or PS4 game yet that has really made me feel I NEED to upgrade. Better, yes, but I'm not impressed.

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#47

rjejr commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@JaxonH - How do you even have time to have a job? :-)

I'm finishing up WW HD by day, or maybe I'm near the beginning, hard to say really, and Tomb Raider (PS3 PS+ rental ed.) at night. Then finally back to Xenoblade. I really want to finish it before XCX comes out.

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#48

rjejr commented on Nintendo Stock Value Climbs to Highest Point S...:

A SSB release date before Christmas would probably help the stock. I dont see how anyone would invest in a company that has so much riding on Christmas - not just SSB but also the related Gamecube controller, adaptor, and all those amiibo toys - but we dont know for sure if any of that stuff will even be out before Christmas. HW, B2 and Captain Toad are great lead ins, but its really all about when SSB U releases. I know everybody here will buy the game and amiibo in Jan, Feb or March, but they need to be on shelves before Christmas in order to put Wii U under more Christmas trees.