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< TruckOSaurus posted something on noname2200's wall:

Can't argue with that, you have to admit defeat.

Rats! And I'm trapped like one... again!

6 days ago

< RolStoppable posted something on noname2200's wall:

I saw that you sent me an e-mail. I don't check those daily, it's more of a weekly thing unless I expect something incoming. So that's why I didn't respond.

It's pretty amusing that when Nintendo hints at not making a powerful console, people go crazy and write off the system instantly. As if third party multiplats mattered for Nintendo hardware sales, or more importantly, as if there was a realistic chance that all third parties would port their games over as long as Nintendo had the right specs.

on 23 June 2015

You don't understand Rol: their obsession with being "unique" has cost Nintendo every generation!

on 24 June 2015

< RolStoppable posted something on noname2200's wall:

So Sony won E3 due to a remake of a 20 year old game. That's what I am assuming. Must have been a meh E3 all around.

They also showed The Last Guardian, and linked to a Shenmue III kickstarter (not joking). Also, Microsoft's big thing was HD remasters, and highly limited backwards compatibility.

But yes, it was a "meh" event all around. The meltdowns and euphoria, each equally undeserved, are kinda fun to watch though.

on 16 June 2015

It still surprises me that people have such high expectations for Nintendo while Sony and Microsoft can easily get by with mediocrity.

on 16 June 2015

The hardcore love trailers. More than gameplay, if we're being honest. And in fairness, Sony threw its core audience quite a bit of red meat, so I'm unsurprised at the reactions there. I just have less than zero interest in Team Ico games, Final Fantasy VII was the biggest gaming letdown of my childhood, Shenmue was always incredibly overrated, and Uncharted has never been anything more than an enjoyable but disposal game to me.

They had a good conference, it just wasn't at all for me. *shrug*

on 16 June 2015

Forgive me for butting in, but I am surprised you have no interest in the Team Ico games. I mean, I have never played them, but I always hear such great things about them.

I've always wanted to give them a try, and I figured they would be up your alley too.

4 days ago

Nah. Ico was incredibly boring and frustrating: the controls were clunky, the puzzles were arbitrary, and your companion was brain dead. The last is a huge problem when 90% of the game is an escort mission. I think even the developer's fans tend to agree that Ico is rough around the edges, and they're being generous.

Shadow of the Colossus and I have never gotten along either. Not only was the game a technical mess - if you ever do play it, play the PS3 remaster so your frame rate can be above the 10-15 range - but the controls are again pretty bad. Your hose hates you and clearly wants nothing to do with where you direct her. Moving while clinging to an enemy is always an iffy proposition at best: prepare to fall for some random reason, and prepare to do so often. On a related note, prepare to cling to enemies a lot. It gets frustrating, and often. You know what to do fairly easily, you know how to do it, but success feels arbitrary. Simply put, you'll have to redo segments of boss fights because the game expects...something... of you, something different than what you did.

You'll be spending a lot of time juggling cameras, which is especially bad because often none of the available angles are any good, and you waste time during boss fights waiting for the camera to reset to something that's semi-useful.

The world is huge but completely empty: it's like Twilight Princess' overworld, but somehow far far worse: it takes a long time to get anywhere, and aside from finding some optional lizards you won't actually be doing anything. That's no joke or exaggeration: there is literally nothing alive in the game besides you, your horse, the colossi, and lizards.

Overall, I almost never enjoyed either game. And note that I'm not just saying I never had fun with them. I think the reason some folks are taken with them are that they're perceived as art, which is why you rarely hear much about the game itself and mostly about how it made its fans "feel." Because I don't share that opinion - the narrative, aesthetics, themes, context, etc. never really grabbed me for whatever reason - I'm left with a flawed and clunky title that makes some very basic mistakes and offers nothing to compensate for them.

To me, Team Ico games are like a Lars Von Trier movie: I acknowledge they have hardcore fanbases that really appreciate them on a level I never could, but ultimately they just leave me feeling hollow.

2 days ago

That's a very fair assessment.

2 days ago

< NintendoPie posted something on noname2200's wall:

You seem to be quite chipper about Nintendo's E3!

The announcements weren't too bad this year overall, plenty to look forward to. Plus, salt is delicious and I've decided to embrace it. As an added bonus, the quality of posts in Nintendo threads should inevitably increase in the mid-future as people no doubt follow through on their threats and Darwin themselves out.

All in all, not a bad day.

on 16 June 2015

It's certainly fun to see the complete and utter meltdowns of many people all across the internet.
I mean, I didn't like it. I'd give it a 5.5/10 if we include the NWC as a part of their E3, but it's certainly not "sell all my Nintendo stuff, commit Nintendo suicide" worthy.
... I could've gone for more 3DS stuff though... actually, I just wanted DQ.

Do you think the lack of a showing for Wii U is a good sign? I'm hoping they're distancing themselves from that steaming pile.

on 16 June 2015

I expect it's just a lack of available resources, really. Nintendo systems have had peaks and valleys for generations now. They're pumping games out as quick as they can, but there are just too many demands on them, even with third-party partnerships. Last year they had quite a fair amount of Wii U games, a lot of which still haven't released: I'm not surprised the console isn't able to match it this year.

It's hard to say what to expect for next year, since the NX is such an enigma at the moment, but I suspect the Wii U will have a few more games for next year, and then a steep decline in support. The end is (probably) near!

on 16 June 2015

I suspect that's why Nintendo had many already announced games for the Wii U shown. They do still have games for it, but after that? Not much.

I'm not about to over-hype next year's E3 already, but it's going to be better than this based on the fact that the NX will be there. New consoles are always exciting. I just hope it's not a hybrid. *throws up*

on 16 June 2015

Yeaaaaaah... Some folks seem to want a hybrid. Short of VR, I have a hard time thinking of anything worse. Fingers crossed.

on 16 June 2015

< the_dengle posted something on noname2200's wall:

Disappointing, but not catastrophically so. Honestly it was pretty good for 3DS. A brand-new Zelda that's like a spiritual successor to both Link Between Worlds (an extremely popular entry in the series) and Four Swords, coming out this year, with online multiplayer. Next Level Games is making a multiplayer 3D Metroid game that we know almost nothing about and that isn't coming out until next year. Funny thing is Blast Ball got a positive reception at the NWC, only after learning it's a Metroid spin-off is it suddenly hot garbage. I'm not sold on it yet but I'm more sold on it than I was when it was just Grifball Prime. Mario & Luigi Paper Jam looks freaking awesome. The new Fire Emblem Fate trailer (in English!) was great. Happy Home Designer looks a lot bigger in scope than it did when they first showed it, it looks a lot more like a full game. Yo-kai Watch was bumped up from a 2016 release to this Holiday. If Hyrule Warriors 3DS hadn't been leaked that would have been cool too.

The userbase of this site is a bit unbalanced in favor of consoles over handhelds, so they're basically ignoring all of that and focusing on how disappointing the Wii U reveals were. Animal Crossing amiibos were leaked so we all thought a Wii U game was coming, but it's a board game spin-off. Yes, that's disappointing. Xenoblade not coming until December and it still didn't get an English trailer (even though FE Fates, coming in 2016, did). Yup, disappointing. Star Fox doesn't look like a AAA game visually so it's trash, never mind it's co-developed by Platinum and looks like a lot of fun. The conference ended on Mario Maker which was pretty lame. Nobody cares about Mario Tennis or Skylanders. #FE looks neat but we knew that.

This is of course an unpopular opinion and I'm not interested in having the whole site shouting me down, so I'll keep my thoughts out of any threads on the matter for now.

I agree all around. The console side is actually (a bit) stronger than they showed too, since they omitted a few mid-range titles like Devil's Third and Fatal Frame, but generally the folks on this site tend to think that handhelds are worthless, so they have a different impression than I did.

Personally, I'm mixed on it so far. The manner of presentation was not good (too oddly paced at times, and the trailers simply didn't show or explain much for any of the games), but I'm assuming the Treehouse will cover the latter mistake. Expecting folks to tune in all day over three days is a bit much, so I won't hold it against folks for not wanting the Direct itself to go into more detail, but the Treehouse segment on now is improving my impression of Zelda, and I'm hoping Metroid will follow suit.

Overall, it's like the reverse of last year, where most of the attention was on the Wii U. Of course, a lot of those games were 2015 releases, so the current stasis is not surprising, but objectively I have to say that the Wii U lineup is too narrowly tailored, so I understand some disappointment. Of course, in fine internet tradition where everything is either the best or worst thing ever, the negativity will be overwhelming for the rest of today at the least... It's 2013 all over again!

on 16 June 2015

Yeah, I definitely expect the Treehouse stream to redeem some of that content. One thing I forgot to mention is how quickly they moved from one game to the next -- and they showed 100% gameplay, no pre-rendered teasers or "totally in-engine, pre-alpha footage!!!1" That was refreshing after yesterday, as was not having to watch someone toootally playing a game "live" or listen to the totally legit "banter" of actual players.

So basically it felt a lot less canned than the other conferences in a very good way. It felt real, which is why it felt a bit weak, because many of the other presentations glammed up their games disingenuously.

on 16 June 2015

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