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Mon 8th Jul 2013

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rockodoodle commented on Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST R...:

@Gerbwmu Exactly. This game has been talked about since..... it seems at least the summer of 2013. Seems like this could have been a decent release during any number of the slow periods since then.

Anyway, this looks like an absolute nobrainer of a purchase, tho I hope it's not incredibly hard like Nano Assault Neo. Loved the game but never got past the second level.



rockodoodle commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

I've enjoyed all of Nintendo's first party exclusives- even Game & Wario, Mario Party and Wii Party U offered some fun. But it looks like Mario Tennis and the latest release of Animal Crossing look really bad. IF I decide to pick them up, it will be at a discount.



rockodoodle commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

@Bolt_Strike I think the console is worth purchase with Super Smash Bros. and MK8 alone.....When you count family and friends, I have 400 hours on both of those. Throw in Mario Maker, Splatoon, Toad, Kirby, Bayonetta, Pikmin, Yoshi, Super Mario 3d World, DKTF, and those are some pretty solid titles, albeit, you have to be a Nintendo fan to appreciate. Xenoblade sounds like it will be incredible.



rockodoodle commented on Feature: Reflecting On Three Years With The Wi...:

I got the Wii U in April 2013. Love it. Actually have two. I decided to get one for when I went to my GF's house. I have all the major titles, a ton of indies, then also picked up a ton of stuff on sale, so I think I'll be playing mine for years to come. This is the system that got me back into gaming after nearly two decades of essentially playing no games, save a few on a Gameboy Advance that I bought in 2002. Later that year, I also got a 3ds XL and love it too.

The Gamepad is what sold me on the system- while it hasn't lived up to its potential, I still love it for offline play. It gives you the power of a console but the intimacy of a handheld. It's also good for surfing and netflix.

I ended up also getting an Xbox One. It's a cool system but I hardly ever play it. The games are sharper, but they just aren't as endearing to me.



rockodoodle commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Secures Top 10 Spot in US...:

@rjejr That's a silly reason to not recommend the console- there's plenty of older games very much worth playing- I'd imagine that most are rated higher than what's on this list. Smash and MK8 alone justify purchase of the system. I have well over 400 hours on both those games when you add the time the rest of my family spends on it.



rockodoodle commented on ​Parent Trap: Choosing The Right Nintendo 3D...:

As badly as I want one- I can't justify getting it b/c my old 3ds is still in good condition. there's only one exclusive game. I think I will get one eventually b/c it looks cool. I just want to wear my other out a bit more before I take the plunge.



rockodoodle commented on Michael Pachter Thinks Miitomo Will Have Troub...:

Somebody mentioned some good points in a group that i post in:

A. Not too much detail yet.
B. It's launching along side the new Nintendo rewards program so it's most likely more of a gui to the account system than a full blown game.
C. It's a mobile game. You know the things you play to burn time while waiting or going to the bathroom.
D. Remember when Animal Crossings came out on the GC and everyone was like WTF is this? Turned out to be really fun for a lot of people.
E. Free to play.

Patcher will be upset unless Nintendo ports its catalog to mobile devices, so outside of that, no matter what Nintendo does, he will hate it. The deal is, Nintendo would be foolish to do anything of the sort. That would just cannibalize their business at such a lower margin. The plan is to create a mobile presence to drive people to their consoles- and this is a sound strategy.

Anyway, up yours, you no talent @ss clown Patcher.



rockodoodle commented on Analysis: There Are Reasons to be Optimistic A...:

Worst case scenario, these two quarters give Nintendo two more quarters with its cards on the table- which theoretically is already a few decades with its assets. I'd imagine that next quarter, being its biggest quarter of the year shouldn't be too bad either, so that's a good thing.

Conversely, Sony as a whole hasn't done very well and MSFT's gaming division isn't profitable, or at least hasn't been profitable (not sure what their results were for the latest quarter). I've said this before, but it's possible for Nintendo to be the last man standing in this arena in a decade or towards 2030.....



rockodoodle commented on Vital Wii U and 3DS Releases Join the Million-...:

@GreatPlayer it was released fairly early in the system's life cycle and at a time when not much else was available. Plus, lots of people buy Nintendo for their kids and for party games. It's a little surprising given the lack of depth for the game, but not shocking when you look at other factors



rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Confirms That amiibo Sales Have Now R...:

@sillygostly I'd imagine if you wait a few months, the price will come down quite a bit. Granted, it is a Nintendo title and they seem to keep their value. BUT.... I took the plunge with the Skylanders Supercharged package at launch- b/c I wanted to support Nintendo and Activision for making this exclusive. It has dropped from $75 to $49 in about a month. So, I got the 3ds version- $65 originally, now $40. If I waited even longer, I'm sure they will drop down another $10-$20- and probably by next year at this time, both will sell for around $25 or less.



rockodoodle commented on Super Mario Maker Grabs Sixth Place in NPD US ...:

@MoonKnight7 the Wii U is profitable and has been since either right before, or right after the release of MK8. They also get a larger profit margin on their first party games. Amiibo has done well. Smash, MK8, Splatoon and now Mario Maker selling over a million. I'm not saying things are rosey, but at the same time, I don't think it's doom & gloom.



rockodoodle commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

@russellohh Hmmmm... the best version of Rayman is on the Wii U. Zombie U (again, the best version), Lego City Undercover, DKTF, Kirby, Wonderful 101, Captain Toad, Mario Party 10, Wii Sport U, Mario Maker, Splatoon, SM3dW, Yoshi. I've had a great time on all of these (except Yoshi, which I should get today). then, Smash and MK8 are titles that I have nearly 500 hours on.



rockodoodle commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

@russellohh I think all of the Nintendo major releases are worth while, save Game & Wario and Wii Party U. Even those were mildly entertaining. And I think the Indie selection is pretty good.

That said, I can see where somebody might not be all that jazzed over the Wii U library b/c much of it is going to be on the lighter side of things. There's some old multi-plats available that are pretty cool, but you will miss out on anything that's close to new. The only recent "mature" titles are Bayonetta and then Xenoblade in 7-8 weeks.

However- I have an XBone, and while it's a good system, I enjoy my Nintendo themed games much more. If I had to give up one, I'd say goodbye to the XBone that has more variety but really no games that I'm passionate about.



rockodoodle commented on Sources Suggest Nintendo NX Is A Fusion Of Hom...:

@ Fath, that's a great point about the Wii U and something that's not really mentioned much when discussing the system's failure. A lot of people were waiting what MSFT and Sony were going to launch and obviously most of these people thought it better to either stick with what they have or to wait until the newer systems came out.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

As I said above, I got it for the Amiibo mostly. But now that I have played it, I like it. As somebody mentioned above, it seems like the reviewer was expecting the game to be amazing- I would say that it's just "good." So, manage your expectations going into it. I don't have regrets buying it. In fact, I like that it's relatively easy. I'd give it a 7.5.



rockodoodle commented on Nielsen Game Rank Lists the Most Anticipated G...:

Considering how few games the Wii U has on the release schedule, this is a little surprising. Throw in that it probably at least sold decently on the New 3ds and the Wii before that....I haven't played the first one but will likely at minimum, strongly consider getting this, unless it just reviews very poorly, which I doubt. So yes, this is definitely a game I'm looking forward to.



rockodoodle commented on Sonic Lost World's Wii U Exclusivity Ends With...:

I'm a pretty big fan of Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. I got it on the Vita as a well as the Wii U. I actually like the Vita better, as it seems to have tighter controls and is a little less "buggy" than the Wii U version. Definitely worth a look if you like arcade style racing games.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Skylanders SuperChargers (Wii U):

I got this very close to release. It's trippy to play as DK in a non-Nintendo environment. The thing that I really like is that you can adjust the difficulty, so it's very "playable." I want the 3ds version so I can play as Bowser. FWIW, Skylander Giants is only $11.99 on Amazon now.



rockodoodle commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

@Windy Exactly. I bought a Galaxy Tab a few years ago. Yeah, I got a ton of games for free, but they are loaded with micro transactions and in general the experience is simply not a very rich one. Same deal with my phone. I have a ton of games but never play any of them.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (Wii U):

I'm surprised there's not a review of Skylanders just yet. I mean, how many third party titles does the Wii U get? Not to mention that this has an exclusive (albeit small) component.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Disney Infinity 3.0 (Wii U):

@Nico07 I picked up Skylanders yesterday.

What I like: It's kind of cool to play as DK- in a different environment. I especially love the adjustable level of difficulty.

What I don't like: Having to buy the 3ds game to get Bowser. For that matter, having to buy two more vehicles to play the other parts of the game.

I knew this going in, of course. But I bought it b/c I love DK and wanted to support the few 3rd party games we do get.



rockodoodle commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

He could very well be right- but who knows what technology will come up with. Components and production prices seem to be dropping all the time. It's not outside the question that ten years from now we have something that's very, very cool and pretty inexpensive to produce.



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

The Wii U was doomed from the start as a commercial success. No marketing. Very little use of the game's value proposition (gamepad). Delayed games- Rayman, Pikmin etc. Mario Maker released nearly three years too late. Super Mario 3d World WOULD have been close to a system seller- should have been released at launch.

Personally, I think it's a great system- easily my favorite. My expectations are pretty low, however, as I am easily impressed by things of this nature. I thought NintendoLand and Sonic and All Stars Transformed were pretty fantastic. Even though there were some good games spanning from launch to Super Smash Bros., if you waited until Dec. of last year to pick one up, you didn't miss much, except 7 months of Mario Kart.

Nintendo's only hope for a respectable holiday season is that people recognize the console and what is now a very nice library of games. Star Fox wasn't going to move many systems by itself, but if nothing else would be another title to fill retail space. It's pretty sad to go to Walmart, Target or Best Buy, and see the Wii U section all but empty. IMO, this is yet ANOTHER problem- the casual observer looks at the Wii U's game selection in retail, and doesn't get the full scope of the system's game selection. Sometimes there are just a dozen titles- the latest half dozen releases and then a few spare games that haven't sold. Sad.



rockodoodle commented on Super Mario Maker Tops The Charts In Japan, Ca...:

@VanillaLake Disagree. I think the gamepad is an awesome controller. In fact, I sometimes don't like games that require both b/c I like the experience so much on the gamepad. It's like getting the power of a console on a handheld. I don't think Nintendo communicated the value of the gamepad. How often do families want to watch TV, while kids are wanting to play video games? Or watch cartoons while parents want to watch something else? Problem solved.