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Wed 3rd November, 2010

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zool commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

"get the messaging of the Wii U to more consumers"

First they need to get the message across to existing Wii u owners.

We believed the first message about the Wii u, when it was launched... so what is this new 'message' that needs to be told ??????????



zool commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

It would be news if Nintendo were NOT working on a new Mario game. I would guess that they are working a few Mario games.

But as long as they leave the Mario bros type of games alone. No more flag poles and timers and short levels with tricky jumps.

A game similar to Super Mario 64; but a proper 3ds game that looks like the 3ds Zelda Ocarina graphics.

Or an all new Super Mario 64 in HD.



zool commented on Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgra...:

Having waited years for the Wii to turn into HD this is nothing more than I would have expected.

I think folks are amazed because even after two years of HD Wii u graphics, very few games 'have' amazed, apart from Rayman.



zool commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

JaxonH I would agree with you if there was a good supply of original Wii u games available, but there is not. Part of the reason is that third party developers have deserted Nintendo's Wii u. There are not enough Wii u's out there to justify the sales these developers need. The gamepad is to blame for this.

We all know that GBA games belong on the handheld console. There are plenty of N64 / Gamecube games that could be played on the Wii u.

Putting the GBA games on the Wii u is so that the gamepad does not look to be redundant, which it is.



zool commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

@JaxonH Is seems you did not. I have a Wii u and I do not want to play old advance games either on the Wii u or my 3ds.

Nintendo made a mistake with the gamepad, it has been a flop. Trying to find a use for it by using it to play old advance games with what is now poor graphics and selling these games at a rip off price is not helping Nintendo's cause.

And the game reviewers should not get sucked in by this, and giving high scores to these games is endorsing the use if the gamepad to play them.

If the gamepad could be purchased as a seperate item in is own right and worked independently from the Wii u, fair enough, but it is part of the Wii u and the Wii u was purchased to play the 'big' screen blockbuster games on. If Nintendo want to make money from old games then the 2ds is an ideal platform for them.



zool commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

@Ryno OK in 57 days we can play Mario Kart 8. The first big game since the over-rated Donkey Kong. Tell me what the next big game and the release date is, after Mario Kart. Or for non Mario Kart fans what new games are available for them and when do they get released.



zool commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

You have missed my point. That game does not belong on the Wii u. It is there as a substitute for the lack of games activity on the Wii u. It is to justify the existence of gamepad. No one has paid £250 for the Wii u with HD graphics to be able to play old Gameboy advance games.

I have a Wii u and 3ds. The Wii u is now sitting in a corner unused waiting for Mario Kart 8. Then I guess it will sit gathering dust again.

It is an insult to offer Wii u owners these games for the gamepad when it is the game pad that has turned off buyers from buying the Wii u in the first place.

Dump the gamepad and get back to releasing games for the big screen. The ds is the place for retro games.



zool commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

I guess there must be some sort of logic releasing an old Gameboy Advance Game on the latest (£250) HD graphics Nintendo home console, but I am not sure what it is.

The game is over priced and is on the wrong console, it should have been released on a portable machine. And the score should have reflected this.

Things are not good when the Wii u gamer only has old Gameboy Advance game to play and the Nintendo sites only have old games to review. You would expect this at the end of a console's life, not 2 years in.

Ok the Gamecube games, maybe that would have been a little more acceptable. But Nintendo I guess want to milk us as much as they can.



zool commented on Features: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 - Spri...:

....and I guess until a few weeks ago Yoshi's New Island would have been included.
It's not so much what is the most anticipated game, more what the reviewers score will be on these games. They sure did get it wrong with Yoshi.



zool commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

The ds has a duel screen and so has the 3ds and that works very well. So why not add another screen to the Wii and call it a Wii u? Good idea? On paper maybe, but it has not worked out like that. No one really knows what to do with it.

So lets replace the man at the top. Or maybe lets hear what the man at the top has for plan B.



zool commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

@TheWeird I agree. I refused to buy the Wind Waker, (even though I could easily afford it). I do not like being ripped off. It seems that Nintendo are trying to re-coup some of their losses at the expense off existing Wii u owners, with high prices for old games. There are better games in Google store and they are free or have a very modest price tag.

And after Mario Kart this May I am thinking of getting rid of the Wii u unless Nintendo can tell us what new games we will be getting during the second half of 2014. Or what plans they have for the Wii u.

As Wii u owner I think these Gameboy advance games are a bit of an insult to those of us who have purchased the Wii u. There may have been some logic in offering these games free to Wii u owners to keep them sweet for a while, although I would not want them.

In a way I would like to see Nintendo doing what it does best on the 3ds and release the 'big' games for the xbox or playstation. At least we would have other games to play between Mario games.



zool commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

@Emblem Gameboy advance games my mistake. That in a way makes it worse, even older games.

Some Nintendo Wii u owners will be happy with anything to play on the gamepad, and wont mind being 'ripped off' price wise by Nintendo. But this does not make it right. And it will not sell anymore Wii u.

Its about time Nintendo found a better use for the gamepad or start selling Wii u without it, in the hope that a reduced price will sell a few more consoles and third party developers will come back to the Wii u knowing that they don't have to find a use for the gamepad.

Even Nintendo has not found a use for it, unless playing Gameboy advance games on it is their idea of keeping us happy until Mario Kart at the end of May........ and then what?



zool commented on Nintendo Download: 3rd April (Europe):

I can't believe that Nintendo are selling old ds games at £6.29 to play on the Wii u.

Why would anyone spend £250 on a Wii u with long awaited HD graphics only to download old ds games with poor graphics to play on the gamepad.

Is this what Nintendo mean by finding a use for the gamepad.

These old games are ok on a ds console if the price is right but the Wii u should be getting the old Gamecube and N64 games and not ds stuff.

The gamepad is NOT a handheld device it is an expensive part of the Wii u that now seems to be more or less redundant. DS games won't save it.



zool commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

I don't see what these games are doing on the Wii u? These are handheld games and should be put on a hand held device if there is a demand for them.
..and no the Wii u controller is not a handheld device, it is part of the Wii u.

I think that this is a half hearted attempt at 'gap filling' between the few Wii u games that will launch this year and trying to find a use for the Wii u controller.



zool commented on Yoshi's New Island is Still Throwing Eggs in t...:

Yoshi is a very good game. At least 8 out of 10. It is hard, but not hard to get through a level, hard to find and collect everything.

It is a challenge but in a good way not a frustrating way like Donkey Kong 3ds.

Its not a kids game in any way.



zool commented on Pure Chess DLC Will Be Available Day One, And ...:

I've got this on my Android and I bought the Lewis set with a forest setting.
Waste of money, the area is to dark and unless I turn the brightness right up on my phone (and drain the battery) it's hard to see any detail on the chess figures. This might work on a PC but not on my 5 inch phone screen.

What ever happened to 'Battle v Chess'?



zool commented on Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12...:

Yoshi's New Island; Great game. I wonder if the reviewers were sniffing something when they reviewed it.

A few reviews said you can complete the game in a few hours if you don't bother collecting everything...... well that is NOT completing the game, if you think it is, then you have missed the point of the game.

Had the reviews been better the game could have made the number one spot.



zool commented on Weirdness: Titanfall Gets a Glorious Yoshi Wri...:

Ha Ha but seriously.............. I pre-ordered the game before any reviews came out. If I had read the reviews first I would not have bothered with the game. But....... I would give Yoshi New Island a good 8. I am not half way through it yet, but first impressions I think the reviewers have got this one wrong.



zool commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

I pre ordered this a few days ago and it arrived today. Since there were no reviews I took a chance. Well Yoshi was the next must have 3ds game.

It looks like Nintendo is going from bad to worse.

They knew the game was not up to their usual standard; they even stopped the Official Magazine from sending out copies until yesterday because it had the Yoshi review. They should have not released the game until it meet their usual standards. Now I can't trust that a game from Nintendo will be at least good if not great.

Still I have it now so I will see.



zool commented on Video: These Are The Ten DS Games We Want To S...:

I don't get it. DS games on the Wii u? Are these games going to be in full HD and re-mastered for the big screen like Wind Waker and come with a heavy price tag, or are they just something to play on the Gamepad?

Either way that's not why I bought a Wii u.



zool commented on A Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL Bundle is Reported...:

Who are these bundles aimed at?
Is anyone really going to buy a second 3ds just to have little green blobs or Yoshi's on the cover?
Trade in a 3ds for the same reason?
Is anyone without a 3ds going to buy one to play Yoshi, who would have not bought a 3ds and Yoshi game not bundled ?
Amazon have the 3ds xl at £150 and Yoshi Island for £29.99 = £179.99. £20 seems a lot to have to pay to have little Yoshi's on the cover. : 0



zool commented on UK Retailer GAME to Open Two Pre-Owned Only St...:

I see a second chain of shops similar to CEX on the high street and eventually no Game shops.
My local game store already sells second hand stuff and traded in games, but they are not stocking many new games, other than the download version.
Bravely Default, Zelda A Link to the Past, In my local Game these title are available to order only.
I'm not sure if this is the same with Xbox and PlayStation games but they don't seem to like Nintendo that much. Or is it that Nintendo allow them to sell the downloaded version they no longer need to keep expensive stock.



zool commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

I agree with most if your comments about the Wii u, up to a point. I can live with the gamepad and its limitations. But the Wii u is not selling very well and I don't think making more gamepad specific games will reverse this.
I have bought every Nintendo console since the N64' and all, apart from the Wii u on the day of release. I have never owned a PlayStation or xbox, I have remained loyal to Nintendo. But the Wii u seemed rushed, to get it to the public before the new PlayStation or Xbox and the line of new games was disappointing to say the least. For the first time I did not bother getting a new console on release day. I left it six months. I can understand why gamers are not bothered about owning the Wii u.
Having said the Wii u was rushed Nintendo did keep us waiting a long time before we could play Mario in HD.

Nintendo dominates the hand held market and maybe that is where their future is. But Sony and Microsoft have bigger better and more expensive consoles and Nintendo should go the other way; a simple inexpensive console with a simple controller and lots of what Nintendo do best, games.

At the right price every PlayStation and Xbox home would have a Wii u as a second console just to play A Nintendo game. I only hope that Nintendo are not digging them self into a deeper hole.



zool commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

@JaxonH your comparison with the 3ds is not a reasonable comparison. The 3ds was designed as a multi purpose gameing handheld with two screens one being for stylus touch games and the other a normal games screen. Two separate methods of game play.

The Wii u is a totally different concept. As you previously said Nintendo has a history of building. consoles with two screens.....handheld consoles. On paper the gamepad may have seemed a good idea but it has become an expensive add on to the Wii u with no real purpose.

It could only play a few games soley on the gamepad, the range away from the Wii u is very limited and Wii games were not playable on the gamepad using its controls. Maybe you have enjoyed a few of the touch levels in Rayman, but you would have still enjoyed them on the playststion without touch.

Just because I think the Wii u' future would be better with out the gamepad, doesn't mean I didn't want it to work and be successful. But it does seem to have floped.

What is Nintendo asking £250 for. A Wii with HD graphics a small selection of good but not great games and the gamepad, which has yet to prove itself.

Cut the cost by going back to a normal controller and produce some great rather than just good games. Forget the concept that Nintendo is for families and think 'gamers'. And Ds games on the Wii u may keep a few gamers happy but it won't sell Wii u's.

And if they really want us to play Wii u games on a small screen use the 3ds.



zool commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

@JaxonH ....its the 'little' things that make us think the gamepad has no real value and is just an expensive add-on or gimmick. Is Rayman really better on the Wii u because a few bits of some levels have to be played looking away from the HD graphics on the big screen to the smaller one? I don't think do.
Blowing into the gamepad to blow snow of tree tops in Super Mario 3d World...... Is that the best Nintendo can do. Is that the little things?
If Nintendo are going to waste more money trying to utilise the gamepad into more games rather than spend the money making new and better games, the Wii u is doomed.



zool commented on Nintendo Still Seeking a Product to Define the...:

The comment in the article above which says 'it was still difficult to occupy the TV screen when you are playing alone'........
Does Nintendo think every home is limited to just one TV. In most homes I would think there is a TV screen for every games console, and a lot of consoles are in bedrooms and not in the lounge.

What is Nintendo talking about when they say....
' two screens or a mechanism in which there is a screen only one person can see, and combined these propositions to develop Wii U. However, I feel it is our fault that we failed to ensure that these features were explicit to our consumers'.

They did NOT fail, consumers know all about the additional screen on the gamepad. But the consumers have not bought into the gamepad. It is to limited. It was developed and added to the Wii u because it could be, not because there was a use for it. The concept of a killer game using a gamepad should have come first. Now we have the gamepad with no real use for it.

One family gathered around one tv set with four of five separate remotes all playing Nintendo games, may have worked in part with the Wii, but trying to replicate it again for the Wii u has not worked.

Wii fit or a few dance games, were ok for family fun, but trying to sell Super Mario 3d World as a family fun game, I think has driven away more serious gamers from buying a WII u and Mario.



zool commented on Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well...:

Amazon and Asda were selling Wii u with £50 off last year, and now Asda do not stock them in their stores at all, only on line.

It is only a few online retailers like Amazon that discount the new games. Nintendo and The Game seem to want the full £49.99 for most Wii u games.