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zool

zool

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zool

#1

zool commented on Captain Toad Won't Be Tracking Treasure In Eur...:

Not unexpected really. With so few titles Nintendo have to spread them through out the year. And we do have Smash Bros. which looks like a release for Christmas.

Only problem is that not every one wants to play Smash Bros. So what will they get to play?

Maybe a new tablet to play games on, instead of the Wii u.

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#2

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

It is NOT a tablet, it is a console controller with a screen attached and lets not pretend anything else.

Nintendo should either produce Wii u HD games that play much better with the use of the gamepad than they would on say the PlayStation which does not have a gamepad. Or they for get the gamepad screen altogether and just use it as a controller.

So far there is not one game I have played that is better because of the gamepad.

Nintendo should make its own tablet.

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#5

zool commented on Talking Point: With E3 Long Gone, Nintendo Sti...:

Nintendo can only talk for so long and then we want to see games, proper Wii u games.

eShop games, game cube games and Gameboy game could all have been released on the Wii. Nintendo would have sold a lot more of these games because more people have Wii's.

We want games that were designed for the Wii u and we want them soon. To be drip fed news about games that have no release date is just hype. Last year we were told about a Smash Bros game for 2014....... and that turns out to be the end of 2014 and so will some of the games with a 2015 tag.

I can't see the Amiibo range of toys being of much interest to proper gamers but I guess the toys will be in the shops in time for Christmas and the kids.

I have played Mario Kart 8 and just about finished my free download so I guess my Wii u is just about redundant now and will gather dust until the summer is over.

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#6

zool commented on The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed ...:

You have missed the point. Shovel Knight and the other eshop games and the gameboy games are deflecting from the lack of proper Wii u HD games.

Playing game boy games on the gamepad may be a consolation prize for Wii u owners and will fill a gap until another Wii u game comes out. But I did not spend £250 on my Wii u to play games that are more suited to the 3ds.

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#7

zool commented on The eShop Is "A Great Place To Be" And Packed ...:

The Wii u is a home console and at last the first Nintendo HD console. It seems that most of the Wii u eshop games would be better on the portable 3ds, but no the gamepad is the home for them. Like the Gameboy games that have found a new home on the gamepad.

It is these games that give the impression that the Wii u is failing to deliver what it was designed for.

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#8

zool commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

Tablets are competition and the consumer has more choice than they had a few years ago. So every tablet bought for gaming is one less 3ds sold, unless the purchaser can afford both. If that's the case then less 3ds games will be sold, because less time will be spent playing the 3ds.

But I guess more casual gamers may have spent the money they would have bought a Wii u with on a tablet and are content with their old Wii.

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#9

zool commented on Parent Trap: Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In T...:

Lets not get to carried away and not forget this is a money making venture for Nintendo. These over priced plastic toys will be expensive and the same results could have been achieved with less expensive plastic cards or free codes.

If Nintendo is going to include in is games multi player options, different controller options, online and street pass options and plastic toy options, this will add extra cost as well as more time developing games and for the single player gamer who is not interested in gimmicks only good single player games the future is not good.

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#10

zool commented on Mario Kart 8 Speeds Past The Two Million Copie...:

This seems to show that it is the games and not the controller that gets folks to purchase a Wii u.

Forget the gamepad reduce the Wii u price and release more good affordable Nintendo games and third party developers will start to climb aboard. Nintendo will be back in profit and we will all be happy bunnies.

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#11

zool commented on Review: 2048 (3DS eShop):

Although $2 (£1.40) does not sound much. It is still $2 more than free. Most folks have a smartphone and a finger. This is not what the 3ds is for.

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#14

zool commented on Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tem...:

And when is this going to happen? More Nintendo Wii u games I mean? I have finished Mario Kart 8 and an now playing the free Wii u download......

I am not interested in Smash Bros......so what is next Nintendo Wii u game and when is it due out and what do I play this July August Sept Oct?

If Nintendo can't make new games quick enough then release the old GameCube games at a budget price to keep its Wii u owners playing the console.

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#18

zool commented on Nintendo 64 Titles Heading to the Wii U Virtua...:

If its true it is for Nintendo's benefit more than ours.

To fill that games gap that the Wii u suffers from while making money for Nintendo.

Will the games be untouched and a low price. I think not.

Will they get a face lift and be sold at £50 as the Windwaker was. I think so.

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#20

zool commented on First Impressions: Enjoying the Craft of Yoshi...:

Here comes all the hype again.

I've seen it all before with Yoshi's story N64 and again only this year with Yoshi 3d.
Telling us how great the game looks and feels and yet when push comes to shove we get a bad review with a low score saying it not as good as the original.

Yet the game buyers seem to like it more than the reviewers.

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#21

zool commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

@Fazermint yes the ones that bought the wii and board thinking that it was a keep fit machine. Or the grannies who could just about operate a TV remote so they would have no problem with a Wii remote. Or the families who bought it for their kids so they could join in with the party games. Now Nintendo are asking them to upgrade to a more expensive gaming console with a harder to operate controller.
Nintendo had always been a gamers machine that was suitable for children as well.
Don't turn the WII u into something for the kids and for get gamers.

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#22

zool commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

I guess that those who have moved from the Wii to a PlayStation or an xbox are no longer bothered about Nintendo so won't be reading this. So the pole is biased.

If a company has enough good games for it's console the console will sell well regardless of the controller.

Anyone buying a Wii u now will have a good backlog of games to play but those who have had their Wii u's from day one will notice the shortage of games. If these gamers can afford another console they may well buy a PlayStation to feed their gaming habit. I've been thinking about it. The danger is that they may like the PlayStation and drop Nintendo.

Imagine if we had to have separate DVD players to play different companies movies. Of if your ipod only played some types of music or if you had to have a separate TV for each tv channel. Maybe its about time we had just one gaming console.

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#23

zool commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

Nintendo gave us the gamepad and Nintendo Land to show us and more importantly third party developers, what it could do.

The rush to buy a Wii u a launch did not happen; poor launch titles and misleading advertising about what the gamepad could do was to blame. Third party developers did not take up the challenge to develop games that make the most of the gamepad. But worst still they did not release games for the Wii u. Ok Nintendo tried and with this one, got it wrong.

I have a feeling that Nintendo are reworking some of the 'to be released' games to make more use of the gamepad and this is where things could start to look a bit gimmicky. In other words will the use of the gamepad add something to the game? Will Starfox for example be a much better game because of the second screen, my guess is it won't.

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#25

zool commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

What is the point?
To make Nintendo money, ok fair enough. Some thing for the kids to waste (I mean spend) their pocket money on. A plastic figurines that you could have gotten free with a kids meal in Mac Donald's last month. Ok it will have a code in it which connects to the Wii u. And this code could have been included in the game anyway, and not bother about the figurine. It is just an expensive way to collect kids toys.

Ok have a few games for the figurines to be able to react with, and gamers who are not kids can get on with the proper Nintendo games. But if Nintendo start trying to have all these toys interacting in all their games they will have shot themselves in the other foot. The gamepad being the first one.

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#26

zool commented on E3 2014: Reggie Fils-Aime Reaffirms Nintendo's...:

Well I guess that since everyone with Wii u has a gamepad they won't be going anywhere. But also there has been nothing to convince non Wii u owners to buy a Wii u because of the gamepad.

Nintendo have had two years to convince us that it has changed the way we play games, except that it has not.

I am looking forward to playing the new Zelda and a few other Wii u games but I don't want 'gimmicky' game play just because we have the game pad.

I have a funny feeling that Nintendo will utilise the gamepad a lot with the Captain Toad game and may turn what could be a good game into a 'gimmicky' one.

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#27

zool commented on Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo's Big Day a...:

It was not surprise that Nintendo has more games lined up for the coming months, unless you thought that they would not have any. But it is rather a small line up of games that we are talking about since it covers the next 18 months.

I guess the Amiibo stuff will please the kids but serious gamers could well be put off buying games if the only way to access parts of the game is to purchase expensive plastic toys.

Words like Gimmick and bandwagon come to mind when talking about Amiibo's but I guess it could be a money spinner for Nintendo unless the kids have had enough of collecting this stuff.

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#28

zool commented on Mario Kart 8 Stays Second in UK as Tomodachi L...:

The Wii u is not just up against the Xbox and PlayStation, it's also struggling against the 3ds for punters money and time. As is the 3ds.

Nintendo gamers with both the Wii u and the 3ds and who are not flush with cash and who would like both games, will settle for just one.

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#29

zool commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ca...:

Mario has never changed. Graphically he has got better looking but he is still the same Mario.

Links appearance changes is most games but the game play hardly alters.

This suggests that Nintendo have never really been happy with Link.

Do we need another Zelda with masks, NO. But I think Nintendo will give the old game a makeover.

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#30

zool commented on 130 Jobs To Go In Nintendo Of Europe Reshuffle:

".....streamlining process which will allow the company to perform better in the European market in the future".

Why not sack even more staff from around the world and the company will perform 'even' better.

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#32

zool commented on Kirby: Triple Deluxe Drops Outside UK Top 20 B...:

Is there enough Wii u's out there to put MK8 in the top ten list. Let's assume that 50% of Wii u owners rush out to buy MK8 in its first week, how many copies would that be? I think 50% is high anyway and not all Wii u want or can afford the game.

Also those with Wii u's and 3ds may only be able to afford one game this month so they may resist Mario golf and Kirby to keep their cash for MK8. Or if they are still playing these 3ds titles MK8 may have to wait a few weeks.

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#34

zool commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (Europe):

@BakaKnight the word 'download' is the key here and I will not be downloading anything. Not even Mario Kart 8.
But I do have it on order and my copy should arrive on 30th and £10 cheaper than the overpriced download version.

I wonder how many have voted even though they are buying a hard copy.

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#37

zool commented on Nintendo Brand Manager Hopes Mario Kart 8 Will...:

'Mario Kart 8 Will Serve as a Catalyst'?

A catalyst is a substance that can cause a change in the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being consumed in the reaction.

This is not possible with Mario Kart 8, unless Mario Kart 8 enticed people to buy a Wii u but not a copy of Mario Kart 8.

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#40

zool commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Its hard to fault Nintendo games. And any Mario Kart game is going to be good and will sell bucket loads, not less because of the free game that comes with it.

We will all find stuff in the game that we can fault and I would like to see the HD graphics that display more realistic water splash etc and get rid of tracks like bowsers castle and rainbow road and those that we have seen so many times before.

Will MK8 sell enough new Wii u .........?

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#42

zool commented on Talking Point: For Better Or For Worse, The Wi...:

You are polling the converted. If Nintendo dumps the gamepad and reduces the price of the Wii u how will that help everyone who has spent money on the gamepad? Most folks would want to Nintendo make use of the gamepad.

But it is to little to late. The Wii u is half way through it life span. Nintendo need to just make 'normal' games to keep its existing customers happy.

Two screens work very well on the ds/3ds but not the Wii u.

Just answer this. What Wii u game if it was converted to play on the Playstation would not be as good without the gamepad? I can't think of one.

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#44

zool commented on Review: Putty Squad (3DS):

I've had it for a week now, bought the physical release from Argos, £19.99, so I get to trade it in when I'm finished.

It is a budget game and it is a good game. Loads of levels. The concept is like Angry Birds in that you play a level, anything from 5 to 15 minutes and try and get all 3 stars.

The review said that levels can get quite cluttered with enemies; but that is part of the game. If there were no enemies or fewer, there would be no challenge. Once you have 'hit' the enemy it go from the screen, it does not replenish unless you loose a life. So the idea is to get rid of the enemies to make it easier to collect the putties.

The game is simple to get use to, easy to play, but not so easy to complete each level. Again I would compare it to something like Angry Birds, some levels you can do first time others may take five or six goes.

The 3d effect adds to the game without changing the concept of the original game. Like Yoshi new Island does. It's the sort of game you can dip in and out of if you have a spare 15/20 minutes. My game has not crashed, maybe it's just the download version.

6/10 maybe because £19.99 is a lot for a download copy with no trade in value but I would give it at lease 7/10. Although I have not finished it yet. And I did read that there maybe more levels to come.

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#48

zool commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

@unrandomsam the trick is to buy play and trade before the market gets flooded with the second hand game you have. Mario games hold their value for quite a while because gamers hang on to them for longer.

Footnote.
Reading some posts it seems that many gamers never finish games' or at least have a few games on the go at the same time, so it can be months or a year or more before they get finished. I play one game at a time. If it gets to hard, boring I trade it.

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#49

zool commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

@SCAR392 OK, but I guess it depends on how much you value a played game. If you go to the movies you have paid your money and seem the film. All you have for your money is memories.

Same with a game. If you think there is any replay value you may want to keep it and play it again sometime.

I buy a game for £40 ($60) and play it, and if I trade it within say, two or three months I would get at least 50% or more trade in. So the game has only cost me £20. And I do the same with each game, then I play games for half price.

I do keep some games but not many. Once I played a game I don't usually replay them. So rather than keep them I trade them. Something I can't do with downloads.

If in a couple of years time I got the urge to play a game again I could pick it up from a trade in store for a few pounds £.

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#50

zool commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

@SCAR392 each to their own. If every one thought like that then a few years from now there would be no trade in market for games. That would stop many people buying as many games. Take the car market. New cars are sold because people can trade in their car. If they were not able to sell the old car they would keep driving it until they got their monies worth. The second hand buyers market would dry up and many people could not afford to own a car. New car sales would be effected.