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Thu 25th April, 2013

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tudsworth commented on Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pr...:

"To be frank, the Final Fantasy X, X-2, Jak and Daxter, God of War and Sly Cooper remakes / collections are much more appealing."
As somebody who likes his Vita a fair bit, please, please do not list awful ports like the Jak and Daxter and God of War Collections alongside other recommendations. When they chug along at around 20fps on average, sometimes lower; and have to compensate for the lack of appropriate controls with somewhat confusing rear touch-pad mapping, they're hardly the best examples of great remakes for the system. In other words, much like the recent Borderlands 2 port - which is borderline unplayable in my experience; they're hardly the best advertisement of the system's capabilities.

I do have to agree, though, as a European who only recently purchased Shovel Knight; had I known it was coming to the PS Vita in a matter of months, I'd have likely skipped the 3DS and Wii U versions.



tudsworth commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

@MadAdam81 EA only have themselves to blame. I'm not saying this to absolve responsibility, considering I bought it brand new, but, when they couldn't even get stock out to the majority of retailers - physical or online - and many of those weren't even aware it had launched - or that it was still due to launch in the first place; you can't really blame that on Nintendo or "the gamers". It's the best console version of a good game, yes, and it's criminal that it didn't sell more copies, but you can't sell full price copies of a six month old game (that was -already- sold for half-price on most formats) at the best of times, let alone when you don't even bother to make consumers or suppliers aware it exists.



tudsworth commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

@Frapp I couldn't agree more. The one thing Nintendo and a lot of the former console makers you mentioned have in common is their emphasis on making bespoke hardware for the purpose of playing games. In a world where every single one of Nintendo's competitors seems to be content with treating gaming as "just another feature" on their latest multimedia black box; I want to see Nintendo continue to make systems for a long time to come, and I hope that the smaller "indie" console makers (Ouya and Gamestick come to mind) and Valve take Nintendo's general ideology to heart.

Admittedly, I know that people who share my mindset are a minority in the industry, and that the idea that the Wii U should succeed because it tries to bring something new to the table and just tries to be a gaming machine first and foremost is wishful thinking at best; but a man can dream. It's too early to make any bold predictions, but I'm sure the Wii U will be at least a minor success for Nintendo, probably not a Gamecube-level "distant third", but that may solely be because it's a cheaper "next gen" (now this-gen, I guess) console, being sold in a down economy against considerably more expensive competitors.



tudsworth commented on F1 Race Stars Aims To Scratch Your Mario Kart ...:

@SirMime I feel the exact same way. Had this game released in January, like it was originally supposed to (in the UK, at least), or had it even released at any point during the games drought (after missing January, it was scheduled for June, and it went MIA after June), I would have actually considered purchasing this game.

As it stands, it's either gotta be a budget price for an F1 title that's nearly two seasons out of date, or no person in their right mind is even going to consider this game with Mario Kart mere months away. Still, I can see Codemasters citing it as a reason why their increasingly formulaic, increasingly unpopular, F1 titles are not coming to the Wii U (or, indeed, any Nintendo system) for years to come.



tudsworth commented on This Is How Much Space Super Mario 3D World Wi...:

@snoox Super Mario 64 was a mere 8MB, at a time when the average game would clock in at about 400MB. Just let that sink in for a second. Nintendo knows something about optimisation, because their hardware design philosophy revolves entirely around the concept.



tudsworth commented on Get a 2DS + Animal Crossing: New Leaf for £12...:

Considering how an equivalent bundle with a case would set you back £149.99 at GAME, £10 less for this bundle and a case directly from Nintendo is an excellent deal.

If you're in the market for a 2DS and this game, I don't think anywhere else is offering a better deal, or will be for a while now.



tudsworth commented on Interview: SEGA On Bringing Sonic Lost World t...:

@element187 The only fully 60fps titles I can think of on the PS360 right now are ports of indie titles (which, you know, aren't all that complex, graphically, and even some of those have problems with dropping frames) and Metal Gear Rising : Revengeance; which was hardly a hot mess, but clearly took a hit in the graphical department compared to some of its hack-and-slash contemporaries, namely Ninja Theory's DmC game (in 30fps) and the most recent God Of War (also in 30fps, and it had some issues with framedrops when I played it).

The fact that a lot of games having the extra effort put into them for the Wii U (Rayman Legends, Sonic Lost World, NFS Most Wanted) are pushing a full 60 frames per second, sometimes at 1080p resolution, while looking superior to their contemporaries on Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber, really says something about the capabilities of the Wii U in the hands of a developer who gives a damn.

Now the real issue is getting more developers to give said damn. Not that this is likely, but I like to be optimistic.



tudsworth commented on Poll: Did You Pick Up Pokémon X, Pokémon Y o...:

@Kit For some, it's for collection purposes, others just can't be bothered with the whole "interaction with other people" part of the game and others still use one cartridge as their "main" version, and the other as a cartridge for Nuzlockes and similar challenge runs.

I'm not quite sure which camp I fall in, though I doubt I'm going to start playing Y version any time soon.



tudsworth commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The ...:

@Metroidlink Because the AR Games content that's pre-loaded on every 3DS or 2DS includes Face Raiders, which is rated PEGI 7 with a violence descriptor. They could just remove Face Raiders from 2DS systems, but they clearly don't want to do that for whatever reason.

@S7eventhHeaven Yeah, it includes a power supply this time around. That's a nice gesture, I suppose, though not packaging the system and the case together for £115 or so seems like a missed opportunity to me.



tudsworth commented on Hands On: Skylanders: SWAP Force:

@SkywardLink98 It's anybody's guess, really. The Wii version is being handled by a different studio, and while they have previously claimed that they want to ensure the Wii version is essentially the same game as the HD versions, albeit downscaled (like both Spyro's Adventure and Giants were); they've been quiet since then and I don't think the Wii version's been shown to anybody yet.

I hope they manage to keep the entire gameplay side of things intact for people who still only have the original Wii, it'd be a shame otherwise, because it'd no doubt lead to a lot of disappointed kids (and more importantly parents) come Christmas time.



tudsworth commented on Leaked Ubisoft Games Confirmed, but Skipping N...:

I'm surprised by AC Liberation HD skipping the WiiU, especially after the pre-order costume nonsense for Rayman Legends. If anything, AC Liberation HD should be on Wii U - they can even recreate a lot of the touch screen gimmickry of the original on the GamePad.

That said, there isn't even a confirmed launch date, so there's goodness knows how much time to confirm a Wii U release. Apparently, Ubi gets decent Wii U eshop sales figures for the few games they've put on there, they'd be nuts to not sell products to an audience who just so happens to be buying their products.



tudsworth commented on Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Racing to Arcades:

@Tobias95 One of the previous Mario Kart Arcade GP games featured Mametchi, the mascot of the most recent line of Tamagotchis. I think Pac-Man has featured in every MK Arcade GP game to date, too, so there's always been at least one guest racer in the series.



tudsworth commented on Wii U Finally Hits One Million Sales in Japan:

@Assassinated I think it did, but it took them a ridiculously long time. The only source I can find says that they hit 1.5 million sales in June 2011. I can't find the month where the 360's Japanese sales hit 1 million, but I highly doubt it was within the first year of the system's release.



tudsworth commented on Sin & Punishment Studio Treasure Is Working On...:

@Undead_terror I expect Capcom to squander this, much like they did E.X. Troopers. It's a similar story - a cross-media franchise with two highly anticipated games (one on 3DS, one on PS3, in EX Troopers' case, at least), a toy line and a tie-in anime. None of that reached the west, and it's looking like none of Gaist Crusher's stuff will reach the west, either.

Shame, really, because I was looking forward to a brand new game developed by Treasure.



tudsworth commented on Nintendo Loses Exclusivity On Deus Ex: Human R...:

When I heard this news last night, I was totally unsurprised. I don't think anybody's surprised that a third-party "exclusive" is far from it.

What bothers me, though, is that Square-Enix has so little faith that they didn't even wait and see how the WiiU version performed before deeming it "not worth it". It's a self-perpetuating business strategy that only harms the image of third-parties in the eyes of Nintendo fans.

... not that Square have ever gave a damn about Nintendo fans.



tudsworth commented on Microsoft To Announce Sequel To "Historic" Rar...:

@GoombaSlayer To be fair to Free Radical, their eff ups are a result of trying to apply old-school development mentalities to "next gen"/HD gaming. That killed a lot of developers during the early 7th gen.

Still, you're right, both Rare and Free Radical were gutted of all their talent, some of whom are now trying to teach a new, albeit mostly complacent, generation of games developers.

Back on topic, my money's on either Viva Pinata 3 or Kinect Sports 3. Microsoft wouldn't know the meaning of the word "Historic" if it beat them over the head with a priceless Mayan artefact.



tudsworth commented on FIFA 14 is Skipping Wii U Because of "Disappoi...:

@Hunter-D I'm sure Pro Evo 2014 will come out on WiiU. Apparently, the WiiU runs the Fox Engine pretty well (IE - as well as the PS3 and 360); so that makes all games running on that engine prime candidates for WiiU ports.

At least, if Konami's sensible enough to take advantage of this prime gap in the market that EA is basically leaving there for them.



tudsworth commented on Review: The Starship Damrey (3DS eShop):

@EaZy_T If you own any of the Guild01 games (conveniently, they're all on sale in both the EU and US eShops right now) and have played any of them at least once, you can unlock an extra chapter from the main menu. Said chapter is text-only, no gameplay, but it adds some extra context to the story.



tudsworth commented on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies ...:

It's a shame that a lot of niche titles are becoming digital only these days, but it's infinitely preferable to them being left in Japan. I'm still bitter about Soma Bringer never getting an official English release, to say the least.

The best course of action in this situation is to buy these niche digital exclusives, provided they're reasonably priced (IE - not more expensive than the average retail game); it proves the market that publishers like NamcoBandai and Capcom are so adamant doesn't exist actually does.



tudsworth commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of Europe Didn't Want "Boi...:

I presume the two were localised in tandem, similar to what happened to Advance Wars Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict. In that case, NoE's translation (Dark Conflict) was closer to the original Japanese script, so I'm willing to bet NoE's translation was more accurate.

... And as I typed that, @mibbleng confirmed as much.