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zool

zool

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zool

#1

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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#9

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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#11

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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#12

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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#13

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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#19

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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#20

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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#24

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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#28

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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#29

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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#30

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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#31

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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#34

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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#35

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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#36

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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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#43

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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#47

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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#49

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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#50

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.