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zool

zool

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zool

#1

zool commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

Yet another third party Wii u game bites the dust.

This is not good when Nintendo needs every game released for the Wii u to count.

This seems as though this is going to be the first Christmas I can remember (In the last 20 years) that I will not be putting a Nintendo game on my Santa list.

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#2

zool commented on Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe):

So Super Smash Bros is costing £10 more than other Wii u games to download.

That is an additional 25%.

Still I guess Nintendo bank on their loyal fans to cough up the extra money, since there is not many new Wii u games to spend their hard earned cash on.

But they will have to sell an extra four copies now, because I'll give it a miss.

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#3

zool commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

I guess, if you are a die hard Super Smash Bros fan with a Wii u and 3ds and can afford it you will buy both games.

Otherwise you will buy just one of the games depending on which console you have.

If you have both consoles but are not a die hard fan and only want one of the games, you like me may have already bought the 3ds version and so won't be buying the Wii u game. The 3d version was OK but not great. It is the sort of game that was ment for the big screen.

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#4

zool commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

I like the games in 3d. So that only leaves one console to play them on.

Zelda Ocarina of Time was the best example of a game in 3d.
Trouble it that was it. Nothing else has come close. Ok may be the new Majora's Mask will be good, but it has been a long wait.

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#5

zool commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I agree with a c. But Maybe a Z would be better.

Nintendo is sitting on a goldmine of N64 and GameCube games. With improved graphics and a reasonable price, and a regular flow of these games the Wii u's sales will hit the roof.

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#7

zool commented on Review: Ultimate NES Remix (3DS):

Why does Nintendo not ask Nintendo Life to review these games before release. That way Nintendo can work on them a bit more and make improvements and so get a higher score for the game.

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#8

zool commented on Shovel Knight is Getting a Cross-Buy Discount ...:

If I were to shake hands with the Yacht Club gang I would count my fingers afterwards.

Buy both versions and save 33% or 'is it' buy both versions and give the Yacht Club gang an extra 66% for keeping us waiting?

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#9

zool commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

The Uk is a small island off the continent of Europe

The excuse for us getting games after the US is that the game needs to be translated into French, German and Italian and this takes time.

This would be fair enough if we in the UK got a UK English translation of the game, but we get the US English. So why can't we in the UK get the US version when they do.

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#11

zool commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

I would not buy a download version; not good value.

Shops are cautious about stocking new games, so they either get in just a few copies of a title they are not sure about or se how the demand is and get the game a week or so after release date.

I know Asda and Tesco do this. And the Game Store will not even let you know the price of the game until release day, even if you want to reserve a copy days before. The game also sell the download version so I guess they limit the physical copies.

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#12

zool commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

I think Nintendo are trying to hard with this one. That 'voice' on the video, I could not listen to it. I switched off after I was told that I could play with seven mates. 8 playing altogether.

I am going out to buy 7 more Wii u controllers today since I don't know anyone else with a Wii u, they all have Xboxes or Playstations. That will be fun if I can get 8 of us around the TV.

Who is Nintendo aiming this stuff at? They went down this road with Super Mario Bros Wii U, selling the game as a four player co-op.

What about as gamers that just want single play games?

I've got 3d Smash Bros, its Ok ish but I wont be getting the Wii u version.

zool

#13

zool commented on Video: Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia:

Lydia, while I liked the video it did not sell the game to me. Not that is should have done of course, that's not what the video is for. But you did seem confused with most of what was going on and it was hard to separate the game play from video footage. I'm in to minds about buying and so wont rush out tomorrow.

I guess it is a must buy for teenage lads. But seriously if it is rated 18 should you not have a warning or something :)

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#14

zool commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

Quote, from above comments......"The body of fascinating, enjoyable and varied games exclusive to the hardware is decent and still growing,"

That is true if you have purchased your Wii u this year. You do have a reasonable selection of varied and exclusive games, but not if you have been a loyal Nintendo gamer and purchased the Wii u from day one.

I have not purchased a Wii u game since Mario Kart 8. I did not want Hyrule Warriors and am not sure about Bayonetta 2. (I might give it a go).

Choice of games is the issue with Nintendo's Wii u.

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#15

zool commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

Nintendo is wrong. Again.
Children will copy adults. Adults with their children at home playing Minecraft on the xbox: these kids will be talking about it at school. My mates lad wanted a Wii u since May to play Mario Kart. But by the time his birthday arrived, two weeks ago, Minecraft ang the Xbox was top of his list together with Lego Batman. Not many kids at school were talking about Mario Kart, I guess not many Adults are buying Wii u's.
You can't hold up Yoshi' woolly world as a must have game for Kids, so that means they will want a Wii u, unless they can play it now, not six months from now.

If Adults buy and play the Wii u, children will play adult games and younger games on it. If those adults buy PlayStation's and xboxes that is what kids will play.

Everyone is looking for a reason or excuse for Nintendo' s lack of success with the Wii u. The answer is GAMES. Simples.
The choice of games. I've played Mario Kart and I like racing games, when can I expect the next Wii u racer? If I don't like hack and slash what do I play now? When do I get to play a good RPG.
The 3rd party developers did not like the gamepad so they did not develop games for the Wii u and so the lack of games was the reason Wii u' s did not sell.

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#23

zool commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

Good review..............but!
Do I buy the 3ds version or wait for the Wii u version?

I need a new game for the 3ds. Just finished Kirby. But Smash is really for the bigger screen.

I would not spend the best part of £70 for the two versions, one would be enough, but which one.
I wonder if Nintendo has shot its self in the foot here. I guess most Nintendo gamers have both the Wii u and a 3ds/2ds and I would also guess that like me one version is enough. That means that good sales for the 3ds version ultimately mean lower sales for the Wii u.

I don't like the idea of Nintendo making the same game (ok very similar game) for both consoles when there is a shortage of games out there. Instead of Smash Bros for the 3ds maybe something new should have been developed and we could have bought both.

But I guess this is not so much about the Smash Bros games as it is about the Amiibo toys.

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#25

zool commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

I avoid any form of download. Although I can afford to buy as many games as I want to, I also want value for money when I make a purchase and physical games are much better value.

I good 60% of games I never finish and so I trade them. I always have about six games at home any one time. One racing, One RPG etc.

I have just finished the latest 3ds Kirby. I got to the end, collected about 80% of the stuff that needed collecting and then had enough. It was a good game but I shall now trade it and will get more than 50% of the cost back against another title. I'm not going to play it again any time soon, so why have it sitting in my 3ds memory.

Downloading is much the same as setting fire to a £10 note. (Or in the US a $20 bill).

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#26

zool commented on Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo'...:

I really don't think Nintendo will be around for many more years. And I am a big fan, but I'm also a realist.

The name Nintendo and Mario and the gang will be here much the same as Disney will be. But it won't be Nintendo making the games.

I think the console market is over crowded and someone will have to go.

I want to play Nintendo games but not all of them. So what do I play in between those games now that there is almost no third party games to play? I could buy a PlayStation.

OK better still if I could play Nintendo games on a PlayStation I would not need two consoles. I think that is the future.

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#27

zool commented on Nintendo 64x64: Pilotwings 64:

N64 games with a good face lift and in HD and sold at a reasonable price would fill the gaps that third party companies have left on the Wii u.

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#33

zool commented on Nintendo UK Outlines September's Dazzling Zeld...:

Nintendo download prices are always high so I guess that if you pay these high prices then any discount will look good.

But to say that a 23 percent slashed from its RRP, making it a very reasonable £30.99 for 'a link between worlds' is pushing things to far.

Amazon have a hard copy for £29.99 and with that you will have a trade in value once you have finished it, or give it to a friend to play, as it does not have much replay value.

You can always download it again in 10 years as a retro game on the all new 3ds 2024.

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#34

zool commented on Super Mario 64:

I understand that the castle has been renovated and is full of new paintings.

Will someone tell Nintendo.

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#38

zool commented on Siesta Fiesta Patch Goes Live in Europe:

I don't agree with that this game is good. It is a poor copy of a Breakout game.

The graphics are good but the game play is poor. The bat is far to close to the lower bricks causing the ball to bounce off a brick and return quicker than the bat can be moved. The game does not work on a horizontal screen.

I am wondering if some reviewers actually play these games before they score them.

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#42

zool commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

The high scores in the polls reflect the type and age of the gamer that votes and I guess they will buy the toys.

There is nothing wrong with Nintendo making Mario toys as an extra income for the company if it is as 'well as' and not 'instead of' games.

All its money and efforts should be in making more games and not for making toys that work with the few games they are releasing.

Gamers want to buy and play a good Nintendo game and then move on to the next game and not collect expensive toys for the game they have already paid a high price for.

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#43

zool commented on Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perf...:

Which Wii U/3ds game from this selection is best for summer gaming?

To answer this, one would have to have played all the games to know what the best is.

And having played all the games none of then would be any good since they have been played.

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#44

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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#45

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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#48

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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#49

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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#50

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.