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Wed 1st January, 2014

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sub12 commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

It's not the retailers fault that they have shelves of Sony and Microsoft stuff, it's Nintendo's fault. Next time properly launch a console that has consumer appeal outside of the small grouping of Nintendo faithful.



sub12 commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

I think the Wii U just isn't the trendy thing right now, it's true that people are starting to notice the wealth of quality exclusives for it......but still, the PS4 and the XB1 will easily be on the majority of wish lists for Xmas 2014.

I have a feeling this survey isn't far from the truth, well for sure the XB1 and PS4 had higher sales, the only question mark is the 360 and overall percentage number.



sub12 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe):

Watch Dogs is NOT a bad game, yeah, yeah, you can complain about Ubi, but in reality it's just as much Nintendo's fault for screwing up the Wii U's launch and scaring away more mature gamers.

It's a good title if your looking for an open world, GTA like title....hopefully they incorporated some gamepad use.



sub12 commented on Review: Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing (3DS eS...:

Must be a bit of a ego blow....

What do you do, etc?: Ohh, I review games and write gaming related articles for a site, etc.

Sweet!! What was the last game you reviewed?: Err...Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing.....

Despite that, the world is still envious.



sub12 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Bomberman 64:

I do remember playing this title for a couple of minutes at a friends house when I was about 10 or so. It never really left a impression,.........Bomberman, especially during its N64 platforming iterations, just seemed a bit too generic in comparison to what the competition offered, mostly by Rare and Nintendo.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Wii U is inherently weaker than both the PS4 and XB1, that's a plain fact. Your kinda crazy to think otherwise.

That being said, is Nintendo able to develop some wonderfully looking games regardless of specs, absolutely. The Wii U has some great looking games, but is it going to be able to run a game like The Division without some limitations? Nope.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:


Point made, a game like Madden, or any sports title for that matter, could really utilize the Gamepad in interesting ways (picking plays, maybe a first person outfielders view for baseball).

However, third parties aren't gonna go the extra mile unless your console is a success. Who knows as far as EA, but it would be reasonable to speculate that they are the ones who are mostly to blame (just cause). Now it's like Nintendo is trying to appease both sides, those that like the gamepad and those that like more conventional controllers, but are not satisfying either.....

I think most can agree that Ubisoft did a better job of selling the gamepad than what Nintendo has done thus far.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:


Why do you think the Wii U has had poor sales up to this point than? I'm guessing a lack of appeal to the wider gaming audience, like you pointed out? It's just annoying how the big N was swearing on a grave during the pre-launch timeframe that they were taking third party developers seriously this time.......and although I don't think the current situation is 100% of Kyoto's fault, they do deserve some of the blame for sure.

Also, I didn't know that about Destiny, you can't beat it with online random encounters?? I might cancel my pre-order as well despite enjoying the beta.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

Soon to be third place after the Master Chief collection comes out, and that's with a year head start...

Bottom line though, the Wii U can have a goofy controller and 7th gen graphics, who really cares, it just needs more games in general. I know the people who bought the system a month ago have a backlog, but that really doesn't count,....



sub12 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

PS4 and Wii U is the way to go, although if I had to be forced to choose between two systems, it would be the PS4 and 3DS. That being said, I like the Wii U, but it's far from ideal in a number of areas.



sub12 commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:


Yeah, remember before the Wii U was launched?......Reggie swore Nintendo was serious this time, all of those great multi-plats we had missed out on during the Wii years, they would be on the Wii U now......with your favorite Big N titles.

It was going to be different this time, etc. etc.



sub12 commented on Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Ye...:

The Wii U simply can't compete software wise with the XBO and PS4, the disparity in actual releases during Q3-Q4 of this year is huge......and unfortunately it won't be getting better. I also fear SSB will not be turning things around, given that MK8 has a superior mass appeal.

As far as the 3DS, 2014 looks kinda weak compared to 2013 software wise, and the 3DS is showing its age pretty fast IMO.



sub12 commented on Devil's Third Developer Discusses Its Unique A...:

The graphics look kinda early-mid 7th gen, but with that being said, it looks outrageous in all of the right ways, I'm not expecting rave reviews, but I am expecting an entertaining (if not rightfully dumb) story and lots of solid action.

Day one purchase for me. A refreshing title in the Nintendo published library.



sub12 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Sh...:


Yeah, as a launch customer I don't have a backlog of first party Wii U titles, however, I am running through the Wind Waker HD again on the Wii U and the PS4 has Valiant Hearts soon.

I really want to get my hands on the 90's Arcade Racer this summer though.



sub12 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Sh...:

Nintendo still needs more games and at a higher rate if it expects to maintain momentum, it would be nice to see a summer release of something / anything.......yeah, yeah, I know about Sports Club, but personally I don't find it all that exciting.



sub12 commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Into Second Place In NPD M...:


Good point, there was nothing major to purchase since DKC: Tropical Freeze in February, it's no surprise that the attach rate for MK8 is huge. When you have been starving for sometime, you'll eat anything, and MK8 is a delicious ice cream cake.



sub12 commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Into Second Place In NPD M...:

As said above, MK8 seems to have had a decent impact as far as encouraging fence-sitters to pick up the Wii Nintendo just needs to sustain that peaking when a killer title arrives and than diving back down in sales once a few weeks have passed.



sub12 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?:

Anybody else think that Nintendo prob held back a game or two from being unveiled? My only worries is that the Wii U schedule for this summer is pretty bare bones. 3DS is also kinda hurting.....lots of 2015, not so much 2014.

Don't get me wrong though, great presentation in general, kudos for sure.