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Mon 8th July, 2013

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rockodoodle commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I have mixed emotions about this. In a sense, it's hard for me not to give it an A because it got me back into gaming after 20 years. Family has logged over 1000 hours pretty easily. BUT.... The complete abandonment of major 3rd party titles blows. I'd be happy with just the basic ones that came out for launch updated for for this year. So, I'll give it a B plus. I got an Xbone in August and the i like it, I love my Wii u much more.



rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

@SahashraLA isn't MK8 at around 3m? I think Smash will hit a million pretty easily on the Wii U. Given that there aren't any 3rd party games, what else are we going to buy?

I agree with the sentiment above, that after the holiday season, things will be tough sledding until Zelda, which from the sound of things, won't come out till 2016. With the titles out, and coming out in 2015 tho, while there isn't the one system seller, it will have respectable library, so it has that going for it.



rockodoodle commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I think a free download like they did with MK8 with the purchase of Smash Bros. would be a good move. Or maybe a bundle with Smash & Mario Amiibo.

As mentioned, Nintendo needs to market more and advertise- and also communicate the value of the system. I don't think people realize how nice it is to play off line or even to watch Netflix on the gamepad while somebody else is watching something on the big screen- or just to use as a couch companion for surfing.



rockodoodle commented on Nintendo Reveals The Master Cycle for Mario Ka...:

@Nintendian I disagree. I think that Nintendo has done a great job with this. Steele Diver is free to play, just $10 for more missions. Rusty's Real Deal- Just a $1.50 a pop. Mario Golf- $50, I get 11 full courses, plus six 9 hole courses. I'll be playing that well into next year. For just $12, you increase the number of tracks by 50 percent. That's a steal and will add another year to the playability of the game.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop):

As mentioned above, this game is better than a 7.0. I'd give it an 8.5. As mentioned, at times the controls are a little tedious but not anything terrible. For $8, this is great value. I'll probably be playing this a year from now an log 60-80 hours on it.



rockodoodle commented on Review: SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop):

@MeloMan Great post. I don't mind having the option of playing things like this on the Wii U. Main deal is that I don't want a ton of low quality games cluttering the eShop, so I hope they keep it organized.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

PC Magazine had favorable things to say about it. Didn't see a score but they basically said it was very enjoyable. I'll get this eventually, probably by the end of the year.



rockodoodle commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Looks and sounds really cool but I might wait a while to buy one b/c of all the games coming out on the Wii U, not to mention a few that I want for my current system that I got about a year ago. But I will get one eventually.



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@WanderingPB Steele Diver is very reasonable as is Dusty's Real Deal Baseball, and Mario Golf. Since sales haven't been that good, if thus is profitable for them, it wouldn't surprise me if they have more tracks down the line. Seems like people want more Koopas, Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr etc



rockodoodle commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

A $97m loss in a quarter..... when it is said that the Wii u is no longer selling for a loss? This quarter included a month of MK8- likely the best month for it and the Wii U until Dec.

I agree with Iwata about not making layoffs for short term gain, but at the same time, quarterly losses like this can't be sustained forever (I think they have $4B-$5B in cash- and then have a total of $13B in assets & investments- not sure what that figure is now after this report).



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@CanisWolfred See my comment above. While a Wii U isn't as portable as a 3ds, a tablet or a laptop, it is to a degree portable. I compared it to a slightly more cumbersome laptop. I can put it in my back pack in less than a minute.

So, as I mentioned above, I don't think that this is a primary value proposition for the system. However, I have found myself using the gamepad in a lot of ways that I used my Galaxy Tab when I'm in my living room. In fact, I barely use my Galaxy Tab at all.



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

Interesting thread- and as many have reacted, in some ways it simply cannot compete with the functionality of a tablet.....

But in other ways it can and should be promoted to a degree as such. It took me about 8 months to realize how nice it is to surf on it and it's also pretty cool for Netflix. Those two functions are what people use their tablets for quite a bit and then there's gaming.

I think off line play is very, very under rated- half the time I don't even have my Wii U hooked up to a TV. So, a tablet killer is a bit much, but the bonuses that it adds- and to a degree the portability of a Wii U (pretty much a slightly more bulk laptop- in fact when i move my Wii U, I take it in my back pack that used to house my old laptop- which also has enough room for me to pack my new laptop)



rockodoodle commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

@tysonfury I might get a PS4 just to play Madden- NEXT year. By then there might also be a price drop and a few more games to interest me. I actually kind of like Sony- haven't had much experience gaming with their products but enjoyed their TVs, audio and other electronics. Kinda sad to see them decline in their other divisions.



rockodoodle commented on Review: TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (W...:

I got this game back in March or so. At first didn't care for it because it's very "chaotic" and frustrating- but I suppose that's kind of the point of the game. So, with that said, after playing it more, it really is an under rated game. I guess the reviewer takes off quite a bit for lack of online play, but I'd give it a solid 8.5. It's one of my most played eShop games. Get this game if you are even thinking about it. Lots of fun, especially with multi player.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

This is a fair review. I might personally bump it up to an 8.5 if for no other reason golf and bowling are so much fun. Granted, this is coming from somebody who didn't play it on the Wii so much, so maybe that's why I'm having more fun with it.

Tennis wasn't spoken of highly, but it's the game my friends go to when they play it. I went ahead and got baseball and boxing, so I can't comment on those. So, if you are on the fence on this and haven't tried the demos yet, give it a shot- that's what got me to buy them. I had more fun than I thought I would.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Chubbins (Wii U eShop):

@dahkuToby I was pretty close to buying this yesterday. I had enough to get either this or Kung Fu Rabbit but went with the latter b/c it sounded like something that was a bit more geared for the casual gamer in that you can just pick it up and play, whereas this seemed to take a little more effort, even on the easier level. I'll pick this up eventually, if for no other reason to support indie developers on the Wii U. But keep in mind- I think developers in general should have a "very easy" setting for guys like me who like to play the game, but don't want to put too much time & energy into it.



rockodoodle commented on Review: GEOM (Wii U eShop):

Yeah, I didn't mind Block Drop U- I think I got it for .99 too. I've only put about 30 minutes into it, but figure that by the end of the year I'll have an hour or two. As mentioned above tho, I thought Gunman Clive was great value, and I enjoyed Edge a lot for 1.99.



rockodoodle commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

I've really enjoyed so far. I have half the games and I think they are worth about $2, tho I've gotten a few for $1.50. It's a good thing to have when you buy an eShop game, and then have less than three dollars- this is a good way to spend that change. I'd give it 8.5 out of ten, but I can see where the author is coming from in certain areas, mainly if you don't relate to baseball, but even then, these are good little mini games that serve as great time killers.



rockodoodle commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

Excellent article. I have thought about these very points now for the last few months. I bought a Wii u last April and 3ds in August. I think a lot of problems could be solved if Nintendo could market And to a degree tie the two systems more closely together.