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Wed 1st January, 2014

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sub12 commented on Feature: The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the...:

The reason why the N64 was so popular in North America was that it's games appealed to a wide demographic, for ever traditional Nintendo game you had a quality first person shooter or racer.

Ohh Nintendo, what happened to you....



sub12 commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Ed...:

Amiibo is starting to grow very tiresome, just the approach to the whole concept. It's not like it's even proping up hardware or software just feels like a future intrusion into my gameplay experience.



sub12 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

The Wii U's mediocre, but against all odds exsistence is a great testament to Nintendo's biggest strength (quality first party software) and it's biggest weakness (being out of touch with third parties and the larger gaming community).



sub12 commented on Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros...:

Dying Light is that odd title that is getting a lot of bad press from the critics, but most players are finding it a flawed but enjoyable experince.

I pretty much agree, have yet to beat it, up its a low 8 for me.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I like the 3DS more so than the DS (and the Wii) in a number of ways. Nintendo became a little off-putting in efforts to shove motion control and the dual screen / stylus down our throats last decade. With the 3DS, IMO, I appreciate the more traditional approach, and software has improved because of it.



sub12 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

I'm not so sure of the home-portable hybrid, it makes sense in theroy, but your doing something very un-Nintendo like......your throwing all of your eggs in one basket, if that platform sells poorly, you have no alternative. The handheld market has always been the savior for Nintendo during doom and gloom home console life cycles.

I think you will see a very high level of connectivity between the new handheld and the Wii U / next gen home console though.



sub12 commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

The thing that really hurt 3DS momentum in 2014 was a lack of appealing software, especially compared to 2013. You can almost see that shift of assets to Wiiu development after that system tanked in early 2013.

I could see a new handheld in late 2016 though, for sure not out of the realm of possibility, by that time the new 3DS LL will be two years old in the Japanese market.



sub12 commented on Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - Janua...:

I still don't think Iwata has been aggressive enough to make a true difference, look at what Spencer has done as the head of the Xbox since late spring 2014, and Iwata's hollow statements from January. smh



sub12 commented on Mario Kart 8 Beats Stern Competition To Become...:

MK8 and Forza Horizon 2? Sure, they are both racing, but on very different spectrums.

Back on topic, MK8, taken as a whole, was the most fun I had in 2014......I'm happy it got the nod over Smash U.

On a sidenote, Super Mario Galaxy won Eurogamers "game of the generation" award for the 7th gen.



sub12 commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

Do something about the VC, you already lack software in general, so Nintendo's mediocre piece meal apprach to releases is parthetic. I'm not even complaining about price, just give me variety and quality titles.



sub12 commented on Capcom Has Now Sold 1.2 Million Copies of Supe...:

Ultra Street Fighter 4 on the N3DS, take my money.

Anyways, this us a very solid title, tied with Smash as my fav fighting game for the platform. Tekken 3D kinda sucked but the DOA title was solid, we just need them on the eShop.



sub12 commented on Feature: A Year in Development - Renegade Kid:

I'll buy the complete moon chronicles .....however, I bought episode 1 and I've been a bit disapointed by how lengthy the roll out has been.

The 3DS really needs developers like Renegade and Shin'en so that they can fill in the void left by the large publishers.



sub12 commented on Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop):

We complain about it because it makes the eShop a prime target for a flood of super cheap, low tier titles, the very worst in the ruins the reputation of the eShop as a service for quality products and it hurts the reputation of Nintendo.



sub12 commented on Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop):

I realize that Nintendo wants to get any title they can with the lack of big third parties.......but Microsoft and Sony do not have this problem, the one of super low quality, bad IOSish titles. Basement Crawl, the worst game on the PS4, looks multiple times better than this.

Some kind of QCing is needed, this is going beyond your usual cases of shovelware.



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.