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No.193131
Nintendo GeneralAnonymous
Replies:>>194490
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So Xenoblade X is due out in Japan April 29th. That's a lot sooner than I was expecting.
No.193132
Anonymous
Here's hoping we don't have to wait two years to get it in the states. I'm going to get a Wii U when it comes out, hopefully there's a related limited edition I can snatch
No.193134
Anonymous
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The new alien races look pretty cool so far. Hope we get lore as neat as the Chilkin-Antol wars in the original game.
No.193148
Anonymous
So, what is this 2d- fan Smash?
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Prime Trilogy is great.
No.193152
Jumpman
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http://www.reddit.com/r/3DS/comments/2v8xab/sooo_guess_what_my_walmart_put_out_early/
No.193157
T4 was here
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>>193151
It sure is!
No.193161
Jumpman
http://www.unseen64.net/2015/02/09/nintendo-harry-potter-games-pitch/

Interesting.
No.193179
Anonymous
Replies:>>193185
>>193169
The good news is that you don't need to do all that; there's a wireless transfer option, which will move everything, but that can take an entire day depending on how much stuff is installed on your original 3DS.
Replies:>>193189
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My flipnotes are back!
I lost my DSi ages ago so this is a total nostalgia trip.
No.193185
Anonymous
Replies:>>193187
>>193179
So. It can take up to a day, but the N3DSXL doesn't come with a charger, meaning you would have to use the old one. But neither can last a full day without charging.

God damn it Nintendo, you cheap motherfuckers.
No.193187
Anonymous
>>193185
Nintendo has been doing poorly when it comes to a lot of smaller choices recently...
No.193189
TeethandHunger
>>193181
I like this.
Keep up the good work.
No.193202
Anonymous
http://play.nintendo.com/activities/polls/nintendo-valentines-day-poll/

Poll was reset after Bowser and Toad overtook Ninty's Lightning due to /v/ crusading. I wouldn't be surprised if it reset and started Lightning off with her previous votes or a boost of some sort. Anyways, who's your Valentine /cog/lings?
No.193203
Anonymous
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>>193202
>Rosalina's beating Peach
;0;
my princess!
No.193204
Anonymous
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>>193202
None of those choices are the correct answer.

The correct answer being the best princess.

The best princess being Daisy.

Daisy's the best princess.
No.193208
Anonymous
>>193204
Yeah actually it'd be cool if they gave her a game or something.
No.193209
Anonymous
Replies:>>193213
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>>193204
It's the poll for Mushroom Kingdom Valentine, Daisy is form Sarsaland. Which now that I think of it, wouldn't be a bad place to revisit. If it was for anyone in the Mushroom World, though, I'd consider voting Mona.
No.193210
Anonymous
>>193208
LOL

Perhaps after "Super Princess Rosalina" and its sequel (In which you stand around and have no character) Daisy could show up again as the objective to rescue in another spin off. If she's lucky.
No.193211
Anonymous
>>193210
I'm pretty sure a game about Rosalina would involve policing space, philosophical monologing, and fixing what are generally clogs in the basic plumbing of the universe. She seems more managerial than the other princesses, though, so I could see her being in a strategy game along with Polari. And technically, that would involve a lot of standing around for her.
No.193212
Anonymous
>>193208
>>193210
At the very least, have her appear in a game that isn't a sports or party title. If anything, have Daisy be the player 2 in a New Super Princess Peach game or something. Though at this rate, Rosalina is more likely to take up that spot.
No.193213
Anonymous
Replies:>>193214
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>>193209
I guess that's fair. But come on, does Princess Rosalina really qualify as a Mushroom Kingdom citizen? She's from space. And lives in space too in her own space station.

And I actually completely forgot about Sarasaland. Maybe that's where Waluigi is from too and why they're only invited for go-karts and board games and not adventures.
No.193214
Anonymous
Replies:>>193223
>>193213
>does Princess Rosalina really qualify as a Mushroom Kingdom citizen? She's from space.
Wasn't she supposed to be born in the MK, though?

also, does that artist have a blog?
No.193215
Jumpman
>Sega's disappointing Sonic Boom games sold less than half a million copies worldwide, the company has confirmed.

>That figure combines the totals for both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS.

>Sonic Boom's exact sales total may be lower still - Sega has left it ambiguous whether the 490,000 sales figure relates to copies shipped, rather than sold to consumers.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-02-12-sonic-boom-games-shifted-just-490-000-copies

It's amazing how bad this blew up in Sega's face. This and Sonic Lost World have been big sales disappointments on the Wii U. I can't see Nintendo being eager to renew that Sonic exclusive contract.
No.193216
Anonymous
Replies:>>193222
>>193215
Lost World, I feel, didn't deserve the poor sales.
Boom does.
No.193217
Anonymous
>>193215
Could it be?
Sonic fans finally... learning?
No.193219
Anonymous
>>193217
I'm sure the weird redesigns didn't help
No.193220
Anonymous
>>193217
Wii U games overall have been selling incredibly low.
No.193222
Anonymous
Replies:>>193229
>>193216
How is lost world anyway. Everyone shitting on Boom seemed to get it caught under the pile just by guilt of association.
No.193223
Anonymous
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>>193214
http://robscorner.tumblr.com/
No.193224
Anonymous
>>193215
Just half a million eh? I want AAA expectations to leave.
No.193226
Sharkman Jhones
>>193224

I don't know, man. Half a million is a lot, but this is half a million for two separate and different games for two different consoles. At best, it's an average of a quarter of a million units, and I'm thinking that's world-wide.*

*Is it? I'm not sure.
No.193229
Anonymous
>>193224
That actually is really low for Sonic, which is a AAA game. Even then they usually only expect one million or two.

>>193222
It's got some good ideas but the execution is all wrong, leading to an incredibly disjointed unsatisfying game. The game copying Galaxy didn't bring anything interesting, and is the worst part of the game.
No.193230
Anonymous
>>193224
>Just half a million eh? I want AAA expectations to leave.
Then stop buying AAA games and buy only indie games.
No.193232
Anonymous
>>193230
I support this idea.
No.193233
Anonymous
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>>193230
But most indie games are garbage.
No.193234
Anonymous
Replies:>>193236
>>193230
>implying I've bought a video game for the last 10 years

I ain't part of the problem. Try suggesting another stupid solution!
No.193235
Anonymous
>>193233
But the ones that aren't are brilliant and engaging.

The idea is to have games dial back so they don't overspend on resources and sabotage their own projects.

Not every movie needs to be an epic, not every game needs to be AAA. Take Toad's Treasure Tracker for example. Small game at a reasonable price that still manages to entertain.
No.193236
Anonymous
>>193233
If you keep buying AAA titles, companies are going to continue spending most of their budget on those titles. And if they spend most of their budget on a title, they are going to expect it to do well, and consider it a failure when it doesn't.

So yeah, keep buying them if you like. Just don't expect them to ever change.

>>193234
Stop letting your opinions about a hobby that you don't contribute to affect your life? If you don't buy video games, you don't really have any right to complain about the video game industry.
No.193237
Anonymous
>>193236
>needing a "right" to complain about something that's blatantly bad
So, I need to buy a AAA title to earn my right to complain about it? Do I need to go get my head lopped off too before I can say something about that?
No.193238
Anonymous
Replies:>>193239
>>193236
>If you don't buy video games, you don't really have any right to complain about the video game industry.
I was about to agree with the rest of your post - but man that is flawed-ass logic there.

Something bad can be called bad by mere fuckin critical thinking alone.
No.193239
Anonymous
>>193238
I mean you're welcome to have an opinion. But your opinion has literally no effect on the industry and doesn't help anyone. So if it stresses you out to have an opinion about something and your opinion is literally worthless since you don't do anything to make your opinion count....why are you stressing yourself out that way?

If you are not part of the gaming community, why would you stress yourself out by worrying about what the gaming industry is doing?
No.193240
Anonymous
Replies:>>193241
>>193239
Ah. I see what this is about.

Here, I'll tell you what to quit doing
>if it stresses you out
>why would you stress yourself out by worrying
>affect your life
There.
That's not a factor.

Again, use critical thinking. Opinions, decisions to purchase and not purchase, and thoughts on the state of an industry or lack thereof not only DO matter, they also DON'T exclude people from being in the 'gaming' community.

And this isn't an insular fucking case. Games are an expensive little habit - a community within videogames can and do include people with no buying power to start with.

Unless you need a receipt to go on /v/ and bitch about shit or make a youtube video about MMOs, its never gonna be a factor to be considered in a community. Its about so much fuckin more than that.

So. Say anon IS in the so called gaming community. What then?
No.193241
Anonymous
>>193240
>Again, use critical thinking. Opinions, decisions to purchase and not purchase, and thoughts on the state of an industry or lack thereof not only DO matter, they also DON'T exclude people from being in the 'gaming' community.
I'd say not buying ANY video games in the last ten years excludes you from being in the "gaming community."
No.193244
Anonymous
>>193241
And I'd say nothing of the sort. There's no statute of limitations on this. I've been playing video games from my earliest memory to earlier today, 25 years.

I just stopped buying them after I bought Dragon Quest VIII and moved to emulation and steam borrowing.
No.193245
Anonymous
>>193244
You're too savvy, Anon.
You have to pay a minimum amount of dosh on crap games to be allowed into the Secret Gamer Club and have your opinion validated by our elite squad of NEETs.

Only then can you talk about video games.
No.193246
Anonymous
>>193244
If most of the games you play are emulated, then why do you care what modern games do? And if the only time you play modern games is when you're borrowing them from someone else, why should modern game developers care about your opinions about games? You will never give them money under any circumstances. You are valueless to them as a consumer.
No.193247
Anonymous
Replies:>>193248
>>193239
>>193241
>if you haven't sacrificed an arbitrary amount of wealth at the altar of the people who openly hate you, you are Not A Gamer(tm)

Another reason why the Penn Jillette meme continues to be relevant.
No.193248
Anonymous
>>193247
Look, I know you want to pretend like this is some sort of Tribalism bullshit, but it's not. I don't give a shit if you call yourself a "Gamer" or not. You can identify with whatever subculture you want to! But gaming is a business, not a charity. If you do not do anything to advance the cause of the business, your opinion doesn't matter to the people who are making the games. Which means your opinion also has no meaning in the direction the artform takes.

I'm sorry, that's how the world works. Whether you call yourself a "gamer" or not is meaningless because you do not affect the video game market, and your opinion has absolutely no sway in what games get made and what games don't.

The only thing that affects the direction these businesses go in is money. You do not contribute to the flow of money in and out of the industry, and that means you have no effect on the industry. You are like a tapeworm trying to have a say in what your host has for lunch. And it just doesn't work that way.
No.193249
Anonymous
Y'all done bitching at each other about pointless shit? Because it's stupid.


So back on topic, anyone try the Project S.T.E.A.M. demo? How does it compare to Valkyria Chronicles for those that played it.
No.193250
Anonymous
>>193248
>your opinions about something are only valid if you have invested money in it

You're using a shortcut to dismiss opinions you don't want to hear. Someone's opinion on a videogame has no effect on the industry if that person hasn't bought the game - the same is true if that person did buy the game because the industry considers negative reactions invalid input.

>it's not tribalism, I just happened to use the exact same wording as the people who do think like that

Then say what you mean. You were the one talking about the "gaming community" like it's an exclusive club you have to buy into.

>other people can't possibly disagree with me

I'm not the "haven't bought a game in 10 years" anon.
No.193252
Anonymous
Replies:>>193258
>>193248
Videogame creation and publishing is a business, and unless you create or publish you have no business treating it like its yours.

You're a consumer. A person who entertains themselves with the labour of others and participates in a market amongst millions. Critics don't pay for their review copies, used game clients don't have their money landing in the stockholder's wallets, nor are you doing yourself a favour or expressing yourself as an ally to the industry by feverently defending people who have their own, personal PR departments.

Anon doesn't buy games because of an issue in the industry - they are in their full right to express what they want. Form enough people who say the same thing, and you have a market.

That shit matters, anon.
And you should really take it down a notch.
No.193253
F-ing
Well I fucking buy videogames and I think people have the fuckin right to talk shit about a shitty industry they don't buy into anyway. That's the nature of fuckin critique, especially if its meant to elicit change within said shitty industry.

And since its fucking obvious who exactly it is you're talking about, I'd say we all better fucking start talking about your nintendo games and your marios.

Project STEAM looks fuckin okay at best, and I haven't tried the demo (I'll check it out soon) but honestly the aesthetic is an honest to goodess turnoff. If fucking FE Awakening got a recognized Manga author, why the hell can't a western-stylized game have a Comic artist?
Shit, get Amanda Conner. Traditionally comicky based art style, nice and appealing character designs, and probably wouldn't be too tough to emulate in a CG style.

Maybe by the sequel. God knows IS was just pulled back from the edge of the cliff.
No.193256
Anonymous
>>193253
>but honestly the aesthetic is an honest to goodess turnoff.
It looks better in game.
Not fantastic, but better.
No.193258
Anonymous
>>193252
Sure is "only chefs have the right to complain about burnt steak" in here.
No.193259
Anonymous
Replies:>>193260
>>193253
I don't know why people complain about STEAM's aesthetic so much? I know that one of the first things that stood out to be about it was how bland the art design was, but it never struck me as a strong negative so much as the lack of a positive.
No.193260
Anonymous
Replies:>>193274
>>193259
It's just kinda generic western.
Not a lot of character or nuance.
No.193264
Anonymous
>>193258
>Sure is "only people who ate the steak have the right to complain about burnt steak" in here.
FTFY
No.193268
Anonymous
>>193258
You're quoting the wrong guy, it should be directed at >>193248
No.193270
Anonymous
So we're in agreement. Even if you haven't bought a new video game for a decade you can still easily see (AAA expectations) and comment (I want them to leave) on problems.

The issues of the business of X are not apparent and open for discussion only to those who financially support X, or have done so within a certain amount of time. The world would be a much worse place if this was true.
No.193274
Anonymous
>>193260
Maybe. It seems more like a Tonka Toy style. Not done with any actual artistic intent, but instead done to just fill in a "how its supposed to look" guide.

I agree with >>193253 something like FE has a lot of personality because they've recently started having a specialized art director on board. Maybe STEAM would benefit from a western artist as well?
No.193276
Anonymous
Looking STEAM up, I think it'd help a lot to work on the facial expressions. The guy on the left just looks bored going by his face, the guy on the right is in a panic, and somehow either of them are giving a sigh of relief?
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Captain Falcon is already out of the question, so I guess Original Eight is enough.
No.193282
Anonymous
>>193277
Original 8 nigga? This ain't SFII. You get them fuckin' unlockables.
No.193283
Anonymous
>New Mario stuff is lifeless, they don't add anything new and when they do it's so forced
>"New" series Mario games have added more powers and enemies than 2 (No, not Doki Doki Panic) and 3
>They push the Cat Suit obnoxiously hard
>Tanuki Suit in 3 is so focused that the god damn 3 in the title screen's shadow has a Tanuki Tail
No.193289
Anonymous
>>193287
>not bringing Snake back as DLC
BOOOOOOOO.
No.193292
Anonymous
Replies:>>193293
>>193287
that amiibo is gonna be

so

fucked up
No.193293
Anonymous
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>>193292
No.193297
Jumpman
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No.193298
Anonymous
Replies:>>193303
>>193297
No shit. Did anyone actually believe this shit? Honestly?
No.193303
Anonymous
>>193298
There was video, it's pretty hard to fake that compared to just pictures.
No.193304
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>193303

Hard, not impossible.
No.193310
Anonymous
I managed to snag a Shulk amiibo that someone else never picked up. I told myself I would never buy one of these, but I just love Xenoblade too much. (I'm also hoping that XCX has some goodies for having the Shulk amiibo...)
No.193320
Deon
Replies:>>193322
>>193303
It'd be more believable if he was selected or the costumes were cycled through.
You'd hope they'd give him his mario outfit.
No.193322
Anonymous
>>193320
To be fair, even if it was real, selecting him might crash the game.
No.193344
T4 was here
>>193277
Eh, if you really need one and are ready to pay swedish prices(199kr+shipping) I could help you out with that.
They are a bit more common around here in Kalmar.
Like still in store but only one left as of yesterday common.
No.193347
Anonymous
Replies:>>193350
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/18/nintendo-explains-why-new-3ds-wasnt-released-in-north-america
>Nintendo has revealed it didn't bring the New 3DS to North America as it wanted to create a clear distinction between models for consumers.
In other words, they thought that the American market was too stupid to differentiate between multiple models, despite the DS line having multiple offerings and still retaining the stupid "New" branding.

Also, the quote in the article suggests they'll stop selling the 3DS XL in America, but I haven't heard anything like that.
No.193350
Nøpe
Replies:>>193351
>>193347
>Nintendo has revealed it didn't bring the New 3DS to North America as it wanted to create a clear distinction between models for consumers.
Maybe they should stop giving them remarkably vague and idiotic names.
Seriously. "New"? That's not a name for a distinct product, that's a sticker you put on grocery items to make them slightly more attractive.
No.193351
Anonymous
>>193350
Agree 100% here.
I do wonder if they had the same problems with the GameBoy line (Color, Pocket, Advance, etc)
That said, at least all of those had the decency to look substantially different.

The NewDS has... a nub. A poorly placed nub at that.


Back on the topic of naming, at least they're realizing their naming structure needs work. Guess that research and sales numbers for the WiiU got some use after all.
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I guess it's not a Club Nintendo Prize at all.
No.193355
Anonymous
>>193353
>gold amiibo
>retailer exclusivities
>forced scarcity to exacerbate artificial demand inflation lending to increase in word of mouth marketing

Genius. Papa Nintendo does it again.
No.193356
Anonymous
Replies:>>193357
>>193353
>>193355
>itsokwhennintindodoesit.txt
No.193357
Nøpe
>>193356
The only thing that angers me about Amiibos is Nintendo's tiny supply for unpopular characters.
These gold variants mean nothing to me.
No.193358
Anonymous
>>193355
>making amiibos in card form that are less expensive and easier to produce in big numbers
No.193359
Anonymous
Replies:>>193360
>>193358
This doesn't solve the problem of figure scarcity, though; it does mean that those who want to use the Amiibos as just game pieces won't be SOL. (Also helps collectors because they can keep their figures mint and use the cards instead.)
No.193360
Anonymous
Replies:>>193362
>>193359
The bigger fun for me is buying the cards, cutting out the chips, and using them to make my own custom amiibos.
No.193361
Anonymous
>>193358
>cards
>not toys

Do you hate fun
No.193362
Anonymous
Replies:>>193363
>>193360
Depending on how the cards are shaped, I wonder if this would create a secondary market for bases that cards could be inserted into, or custom figurines. Like playing Fox but tired of looking at his Amiibo? Stick a Fox card in the base for a Gundam figurine!
No.193363
Anonymous
>>193362
Yeah, or take less popular characters from the same game and make them work as Amiibos. Like put a Fox amiibo card in a, I don't know, Peppy figurine, or a Shulk card in a Riki figurine.
No.193365
Jumpman
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http://www.amiiboinquirer.com/2015/02/18/amiibo-custom-artist-evilos-to-have-his-customs-sold-on-toys-r-us-website/
No.193366
Anonymous
>>193365
Can't wait for those to be bought out and then resold for exorbitant prices!

That first Mario tho
No.193367
Anonymous
Replies:>>193368
>>193365
Is that even legal?
No.193368
Anonymous
>>193367
If they partner with Nintendo, sure. Nintendo has been greatly expanding their merchandising, so if they can get more money by making custom versions of the amiibos that are readily available (like Mario) and likely pay the dude pennies for his designs, they will.
No.193370
Anonymous
How good is LoZ: Link Between Worlds? I usually have a 3 strike rule before I give up on a series and I thought Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks and Skyward Sword all sucked, especially the latter.
No.193371
Nøpe
>>193370
Much better than the sea, land, and sky trillogy. And I actually liked them.

Drops the hand holding and over simplicity and gets back to the basics of strong level design. Not the strongest mind you, but it feels refreshing to play (In spite of the retread setting).
No.193372
Anonymous
>>193370
I haven't played but my friend hates those 3 games and loved ALBW. I've heard almost nothing but good things about it.
No.193376
The Sneaky Tiki
>>193370
Really really worth it.
No.193382
Anonymous
Replies:>>193386
ALBW is about as good as isometric Zelda gets.
No.193386
Anonymous
Replies:>>193388
>>193382
Sir, are you implying that ALBW is better than LttP? Because I can't condone that at all.
No.193388
Anonymous
>>193386
They're at least saying its on the same level.
No.193391
Anonymous
Yeah they're about the same. Basic combat, light puzzles, good music. About the same as the others, except for Spirit Tracks and Ages which are both awful and Hourglass which is aggressively mediocre.
No.193392
Anonymous
Replies:>>193399
>>193391
I was surprised how much I didn't like Ages considering I thought Seasons was a ton of fun. Those games really are more different from each other than they get credit for.

I'd also lump Minish Cap in as being mediocre though. I mean, it's well made in a lot of ways but for some reason I just found it incredibly boring the last few times I tried to play through it.
No.193394
Anonymous
>>193391
I'd be so bold to say Ages and Tracks where better than Hourglass. Much better dungeons, more interesting overworlds.
No.193399
Anonymous
>>193392
The dungeons in ages are just mostly kind of bad and the overworld isn't as interesting. I always use a password gen when I replay Seasons so I won't have to do Ages.

But in the end even the good ones just make me go "eh, video games." They lack the personality of the 3d ones, even SS (whose many crimes are gameplay related for the most part).
No.193437
Anonymous
>>193430
Mario maker is gonna be so fucked up....
No.193494
Jumpman
Replies:>>193497
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>Gold amiibo Mario already sold out at Walmart

It never ends.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-Mario-Amiibo-EXCLUSIVE-SOLD-OUT-US-VERSION-ORDER-CONFIRMED-FULLY-PAID-/331490417236?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d2e5e5a54&rmvSB=true
No.193497
Anonymous
>>193494
At least it's for a product that's meant to be limited edition.
No.193508
Anonymous
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Fuck yeah the glorious Uzuki tradition continues. Shame about those tragic pants though.
No.193526
Deon
Replies:>>193527
I wish I could just take my wii u with me.
If they make a New Wii U and the gamepad can just convert into a portable system and continue playing games on the go then I'd be all for that.
Sounds expensive though
No.193527
T4 was here
Replies:>>193567
>>193526
Heh, I have taken my Wii U places.
You just need to find an outlet for it.
But I guess you're talking about taking it on the buss and stuff.

By the way do you dude check toystores for amiibos?
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>>193527
I have all the ones I want for now.
No.193594
Jumpman
//youtube.com/watch?v=hYdjA2Kn9ncyoutube thumb

Nice analysis on Super Mario Sunshine's worlds.
Replies:>>193613
I don't know, I tried Mario Party 9, and there's really nothing fun about sharing that car.
Why bring that back?
No.193613
Anonymous
>>193609
I liked the one-car system. It definitely makes the game go quicker (perhaps the biggest gripe about the series).
No.193614
Anonymous
Mario Party is best as a painfully protracted spectator sport so I don't support speeding it up.
No.193617
Anonymous
Especially when it gets serious competition
No.193624
Deon
I hope Pokecapn can get a 5th for bowser party.
No.193652
Jumpman
Replies:>>193657
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No.193653
Anonymous
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Why do people give Will Wheaton work?
No.193654
Anonymous
>>193653
You know exactly why.
No.193655
DudeWithMoney !SFwR6DnH/Y
Replies:>>193656
>>193653

Because he's a pretty good actor? Even back in TNG when a lot of the material the writers gave him was completely lousy, he did a decent job of selling it.
No.193656
Anonymous
>>193655
One of the better audiobook narrators I've listened to, too. I don't like him as much as James Marsters, but I'm generally pleased with his performances anyway.
No.193657
Anonymous
>>193652
Pretty cool. I didn't even recognize it was him when playing the demo.
No.193673
Anonymous
Replies:>>193674
What is the apparent controversy surrounding him?
No.193674
Anonymous
Replies:>>193676
>>193673
If the name Wesley Crusher doesn't ring a bell, Wheaton used to play a really notorious Gary Stu on Star Trek. The other issue I can think of is he's a bit of a tryhard when it comes to embracing "nerd cred", though I don't think he's insincere about it either.
No.193676
Anonymous
>>193674
Plus, he's a relatively popular minor celebrity in the nerdosphere. There are a certain category of "gatekeeper" among nerd circles that is greatly offended by anyone ascending to even minor celebrity status without their having personally granted them permission.
No.193680
Anonymous
Replies:>>193686
http://www.gameinformer.com/games/xenoblade_chronicles_x/b/wii_u/archive/2015/03/06/new-direct-focuses-on-the-battle-system-and-character-progression.aspx
New Direct for Xenoblade X. Not too happy about the prospect of exclusive party members unless there's a way to get them at a later time.
No.193686
Anonymous
>>193680
That battle theme is shaping up to be the next Before My Body is Dry with that gratuitous rap.
No.193734
Anonymous
http://www.idigitaltimes.com/new-3ds-xl-release-date-your-faceplate-fever-will-have-be-channeled-buyable-421653

Well its something
No.193767
Anonymous
Replies:>>193777
http://xenobladex.jp/battle/battle01.html
Neato. Now if someone could remove the vocals.
No.193776
Anonymous
Replies:>>193777
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I prefer that cutscene songs that were shown in the 2014 trailer.
//youtube.com/watch?v=vYzWtGgliwMyoutube thumb
No.193777
Anonymous
Replies:>>193786
>>193767
>more bad English rap
Man, Xenoblade Chronicles has such an amazing soundtrack. I really hope that this rap is just a bad attempt at marketing and there's extremely little in the final game.

>>193776
Fuck yes, just like this.
No.193786
Anonymous
>>193777
It's just how Sawano rolls. Remember Kill la Kill and Guilty Crown?
My big problem is that Sawano's gotten complacent and XCX sounds like a derivative rehash of all his other works. It was an issue that plagued his Aldnoah OST as well.
No.193793
Anonymous
>>193789
Having to wait and not seeing where the enemy is in a Turn Based Strat game. Stop the fucking presses.
No.193796
Anonymous
>>193793
Reviews seem to be divided based on this fact.

Personally, I think it's perfect.
No.193798
Anonymous
>>193793
>Having to wait
Not to this absurd degree. Usually programmers are clever enough to implement some shortcuts when it comes to calculating movement of enemies outside of your view. If enemies in Xcom move around and you don't see them, you might only hear a bit of rustling and their round is over. It might be a hardware limitation, but then don't make a game like this, if the 3DS can't handle it.
No.193816
Anonymous
>>193815
>Game can throw too many concepts at you at once.
Okay that's total bullshit, but it's a good analysis and I enjoy the games.
Fun as 3D world levels are, they (for the most part) have a strong shade of predictability to them. I'd be happy to take a galaxy or 64/sunshine any day. 3D 'place' games ultimately feel like filler to me.
No.193817
Anonymous
Replies:>>193819
We phone games now?
No.193818
Anonymous
NINTENDO'S DROPPING CONSOLES
No.193819
Anonymous
>>193817
Maybe.
>>193818
No.
No.193822
Anonymous
Replies:>>193823
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/17/nintendo-to-develop-smartphone-games-featuring-nintendo-characters

Looks like a third party, DeNA, is going to develop the games. I seriously hope this isn't another Phillips CDi (though we can use some memes to replace "MAH BOY").

>>193818
Not even close. And we get this:
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/39863/dedicated-nintendo-hardware-the-nx-in-development-new-membership-service-also-in-the-works
>The NX has been dubbed as a “new hardware system with a brand-new concept” which will make full use of the membership service as a core element of the system. Nintendo plans to reveal more about the console next year.
It sounds like this isn't 9th Gen hardware, but a competitor for Playstation TV. And, because of how these things work with Nintendo, it will never be released outside of Japan.
No.193823
Anonymous
Replies:>>193838
>>193822
The timing lines up with what I expect for a new Nintendo console.
No.193824
Jumpman
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>Quite a few of you must be wondering why Nintendo, which has never deviated from its cautious stance in regard to the possibility of deploying its game business on smart devices, has now changed its policy.

>Please note, however, that I was not dismissing the idea of making games for smart devices per se as I stated at the January 2014 Corporate Management Policy Briefing that a development team of Nintendo would create a smart device application, and please also note that I had not ruled out the possibility of making games when we make use of these devices.

http://mynintendonews.com/2015/03/17/nintendo-president-says-he-never-ruled-out-making-games-for-smartphones/
No.193825
Anonymous
Well, NOT selling out certainly wasn't making them any money.
No.193831
Anonymous
>>193825
Do amiibos count as "selling out".
Because they certainly sold out of them.
No.193838
Anonymous
Replies:>>193850
>>193823
If they reveal it at E3 2016, then it will likely be released late 2017/early 2018. That gives the Wii U a cycle of five+ years; so, yeah, that's about right. However, if it is the Wii U successor it will still be the initial foray into 9th gen and I don't think Nintendo has learned their lesson about hardware capabilities; that means that it will once again be sidelined when the Xbox Dos and PS5 come out.

The phrase "full use of membership services as a core element of the system" is what leads me to believe it's a Nintendo TV (especially since they've tried to do something like it with TVii). Or it could just mean "we finally, fully realized how fucked up our internet connectivity has been, so we're going to copy+paste XBox Live".

>>193825
I'm not quite ready to call this "selling out". If they still produce quality games, likely of a smaller scale than the handheld/console counterparts, then it's diversification in recognition of their massive stumblings with the Wii U and 3DS. On the other hand, if they release a title like "Mario Jump", "Angry Fox", or "Flappy Zero" then they have completely sold out.

While they have certainly sold out now, I don't recall anyone accusing SEGA of selling out when they dropped their hardware business. A lot of their early software-only effort was in porting, though...
No.193844
Jumpman
>“Internally, we had a lot of strategic meetings,” he said. “The one big solution was always that there’s a giant IP holder in the market that hasn’t stepped into the smartphone environment. Really, the reason they were convinced that they wanted to work with us was that we were so determined to work with them that we have really been talking to them since 2010. Yes, we were talking to them for a long, long time.

>“Finally, Nintendo became ready to do this. And we were ready the whole time.”

http://venturebeat.com/2015/03/17/dena-west-ceo-nintendo-became-ready-to-do-this-and-we-were-ready-the-whole-time/#
No.193850
Anonymous
Replies:>>193867
>>193838
>I'm not quite ready to call this "selling out".
Any time Nintendo does anything, including continuing to exist, some people will see it as selling out. People really *want* to be able to think of Nintendo as EA.
No.193851
The Sneaky Tiki
The only gross thing about Nintendo is how they treat let's players and that's motivated out of completely idiotic antiquated notions and a failure at even the base level of understanding what it even is.
No.193852
Anonymous
It just seems like what MS does with their Xbox - Phone - Surface connectivity. Nothing to panic about - its not even a radical change.
So I bought Shovel Knight on 3DS, maybe I'll play it on my tablet now.

Look into how the xbox does it, its kinda interesting if it weren't for the games.
No.193856
Anonymous
>>193851
Agreed.
It's great that they're cool with fan games for the most part, but their stance on LPs just seem short sighted.
No.193867
Anonymous
>>193850
>>193851
Pokémon Shuffle's business model.
No.193869
Jumpman
Replies:>>193878
>If the money starts flowing in from mobile, does it make sense that Nintendo would invest it in lower-margin, higher-risk premium console games? Or would it simply realize that it needs to re-invest in creating ever more sophisticated mobile games?

>That is what I meant when I said a year ago that you do not get a little bit pregnant. Nintendo is not going to make a huge movement into a fast-growing, financially lucrative segment of the gaming market and then slow-roll it. If mobile turns out to be driving huge profits, it starts to wag the dog. Eventually, from the perspective of some investors or analysts, any slightly underperforming console game is a missed opportunity that should have been mobile.

>How long until mobile consumers start demanding not Pokemon Shuffle, but full-on Pokemon role-playing games? From some of the responses that I’m seeing on my Facebook wall, that seems to be exactly what many players are expecting will come out of this move.

>In other words, we’ll start to hear “Well, it’s nice, but why isn’t it on my phone?” more often. And as that shift keeps happening, consumers might start finding fewer reasons to buy Nintendo hardware. What that means for Nintendo’s games is anyone’s guess.

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/nintendo-mobile-analysis/
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Well, I'll miss club nintendo, but I won't miss the codes being printed on the inside of the jacket any more.
It's like, I used to throw out the inserts to indicate that I've already used that code, but how will I know now??
No.193877
Anonymous
which region got shafted most in the later years of the Club?
No.193878
Anonymous
>>193869
It's a solid argument, but then again from what I've seen analysts never seem to figure out what Nintendo's going to do until they've already done it.
No.193959
Anonymous
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As someone who enjoys the Mario Party titles, I was pretty disappointed with Bowser Party in Mario Party 10. There's only three boards which don't take long at all to play (at most, half an hour) and only a handful of minigames. After the fourth or fifth turn, we already had a repeat minigame.

Also how it works just feels lifeless: Everyone rolls trying to get away from Bowser, sometimes landing on good spots, bad spots, or nothing at all (maybe we were just unlucky enough to land on a lot more nothing spaces), then Bowser rolls four dice trying to catch up, getting one reroll if his first roll won't meet them. You only play a minigame if Bowser catches up and even then, each minigame taking seconds to play as it's always Bowser trying to hurt the other players.

See, in Bowser Party, there are no ministars or coins or really anything at all to collect. The players instead start out with a bit of health, possibly earning more if they're lucky. It's Bowser's job to deplete all of their health in the minigames or with random disruptions on the board. As such, each minigame is essentially run away from Bowser which gets old real fast. Some minigames are also more difficult than others, bordering on downright impossible to survive unless you have a ton of health.

Once a player has lost all their health, they get eliminated. On their turn, they still get to hit a slot machine to give the surviving team members some special dice to help them out, but you don't participate in anything else. I'll use this sentence to say that perhaps the worst thing a board game can do is end someone's fun early, especially when that's made to be someone else's goal. All the previous Mario Party titles never had such an inclusion. Why add a fifth player just to lower the player count as you play?

If at least one player reaches the end of the board, they are treated to the "grand" finale: the guessing game. The players are presented with Dry Bones, Bowser Jr, and a Sledge Bro. Bowser than secretly gives the star to one of them and then they guess who he gave it to. And that's it. If they guess incorrectly, they eliminate that choice from future guesses and then Bowser (usually) gets a minigame to try and take them out. If they survive, the players try again. It's just as fun as I'm making it sound. Maybe even a little less than I'm making it sound.

If the players do guess correctly, that's it. They win. Simple as that. And this is represented on-screen just as much as how I'm describing it. Little-to-no fanfare. The characters cheer a little. Bowser sulks/does nothing. The end. Truly the most hollow-feeling victory from a hollow-feeling game.

Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this is that this could've been a fun mode. The idea is sound, but the execution is terrible. If this played out all the way through similar to the 3-on-1 games from the previous titles, having both the 1 attack the 3 and at times vice versa, it would've been much more enjoyable as there would be a constant push and pull from both parties creating a hopefully thrilling tension. Instead we get a constant beatdown fest from the 1 and all the others can do is roll dice and hope for the best.

I haven't tried out the amiibo party (which I'm still unsure if every player needs their own amiibo or not) and from what I've seen, the main Mario Party mode is still similar to Mario Party 9 which in my opinion was really fun. Still, to know that a third of the game (the main marketing draw at that) is just a half-assed gimmicky mode is a huge disappointment.

TL;DR Bowser Party sucks.
No.193964
Anonymous
Replies:>>193966
So I apparently only have 300 coins, but there is nothing that I want or don't already own for that amount. I want to hope that there will be another prize rotation before the program ends this summer, but I doubt it.
No.193966
Anonymous
>>193964
You could get a code and barter it for something.
No.193973
Jumpman
Replies:>>193975
http://www.playboy.com/videos/gamer-next-door-splatoon
No.193975
Anonymous
>>193973
>Andre Segers in a Playboy video
I never thought the day would come ;u;
No.193976
Anonymous
Leave it to Drew to make the Fury longer than the End.
No.193999
Alpharius
Replies:>>194049
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Holy cats
No.194004
Anonymous
Replies:>>194011
I didn't even know that there was a NGE game on N64.

Wish they did Raising Project instead.
No.194010
Rodyle !Cljnc/gZnM
What's important is that Misato's superiority got recognized.
No.194011
Anonymous
Replies:>>194014
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>>194004
Raising Project is shit.

"Neon Genesis Evangelion 2" is the best NGE game.

Home of the Type-F Equipment and Jet Alone PRIME motherfucker!
No.194014
Anonymous
>>194011
Raising Project is great, Shinji and Kaworu engage in intense Shower Bonding.
No.194024
Anonymous
Replies:>>194026
So
Thousand Year Door 3DS.

The leak is probably fake... but is it something you'd like to see?
No.194026
Anonymous
>>194024
I'd much rather have a new Paper Mario, a real one, not like SPM or Sticker Star.
No.194037
Anonymous
Replies:>>194038
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/39938/nintendo-newsletter-wait-something-else-happened-today
It was mentioned that Xenoblade Chronicles sold better in the west than in Japan. And that's with a very limited release in the states.

Yet I'm sure we still won't get X for at least many months.
No.194038
Anonymous
>>194037
>Before Zelda Wii U got the tea table treatment
Hahah I love how thats totally a thing now.
No.194039
Anonymous
I'm surprised we won't even be hearing about Zelda U even at their E3 report.
No.194040
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>194042
From the sound of things it sounds like developers stumbled onto a couple of "Spider-Man 2 Web Swinging Mechanics" and need a lot more time to see if they can get this or that working and added.
No.194042
Anonymous
>>194040
We gonna be able to do more with the Hook Shot than just zip from point A to B?
No.194043
The Sneaky Tiki
Replies:>>194044
>>194042
I always felt tightrope combat would be a cool Zelda thing.
No.194044
Anonymous
Replies:>>194045
>>194043
Bring back those upward and downward thrust attacks we see in Brawl that come from Zelda II
No.194045
The Sneaky Tiki
>>194044
FUCK YEAH, LEAP OFF EPONA INTO A SWORD BASED RED HOT KICK
No.194046
Anonymous
>>194042
I doubt it's actually using the hookshot, though that would be neat. More likely they are using the open-world concept (think more Skyrim, less Ocarina of Time) to have more optional sidequests and, perhaps, alternative endings.
No.194047
Anonymous
>>194046
Long as the dungeons are less Skyrim and more...Zelda.
And quests are better than Skyrim quests.
>>193999
>Those villagers names
When you see it...
No.194053
Autonymoose !x4vv0ZYuAo
>>194049
Haha, oh wow
No.194056
Anonymous
Replies:>>194057
>>194049
What, Carpet Mice?
No.194057
Anonymous
>>194056
Mat Rodents
No.194058
Anonymous
Replies:>>194059
>>194046
>alternative endings
Might be neat, although the Zelda series was never famous for its storytelling ability.
No.194059
Autonymoose !x4vv0ZYuAo
Replies:>>194060
>>194058
True, but it has a lot of lore to pull from.
No.194060
Anonymous
>>194059

Yea, most the games are alternate timelines of others anyway.
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I only made gold this year.
Though to be fair, you had less time than usual to earn coins.
No.194083
Anonymous
Replies:>>194086
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//youtube.com/watch?v=IMedqo8mLaQyoutube thumb

Nintendo silencing everyone elses' fake news today with real news.
No.194084
Anonymous
Replies:>>194089
>Nintendo Direct
All of my meh. Not a single word about X, of course. Even just re-confirming a 2015 release state-side would be nice (Japan gets it at the end of the month.)
No.194085
Anonymous
Ugh both Fire Emblems look so awful
No.194086
Omegon
>>194083
I NEED THAT SPLATOON AMIIBO!
No.194087
Anonymous
Replies:>>194090
>>194085
SMT x FE looks terrible, but FE:If actually looks pretty cool. I wish Hoshodi and Nohr weren't so obviously black and white (with of course Japan's noble bloodline being the good path) but the choices still both sound fun to play.
No.194088
Anonymous
>>194085
Given how little has been shown of either of them, I'm assuming your primary reason for saying that is because they're anime styled.
No.194089
Anonymous
Replies:>>194095
>>194084
There has been a steady stream of new information about X all year. There's not really much need for new information. I guess a reconfirmation of an english release would be nice, but lately it's seemed like there's been a new X piece every day on Siliconera.
No.194090
Anonymous
>>194087
Yeah here's some bits of info:

"oh okay so in Japan this is sold as two games, you buy one and can get the other storyline as discounted DLC.

There is a 3rd storyline that is also DLC

Stuff
-Enemy Units can now Pair Up against you
-Dynamic Maps, interact with them to create new ways to traverse the map. Bridges, walls, etc.
-Bigger maps (From what it seems) "
No.194091
Anonymous
>>194088
Also it's not about it being "anime" as that doesn't mean anything. The characters do look quite awful though.
No.194092
Anonymous
>>194088
Not that person, but I'm more upset that SMT x FE doesn't seem to have any sign of established characters from either SMT or FE. It's like hoping for X-Men Legends and the game turning out to be X-Men Destiny.
No.194094
Anonymous
>>194092
But haven't those characters already been confirmed in an earlier trailer? Wikipedia seems to suggest they have: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Megami_Tensei_X_Fire_Emblem
No.194095
Anonymous
>>194089
Oh, yeah, a lot of details are known, but I'm just antsy because of how the whole localization thing went with the original, so just a mention in a Direct would be nice.
No.194097
Anonymous
>>194092
You can see Tiki in this trailer actually
No.194098
Anonymous
Smash bros vote:
https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/

Remember that ice climbers are technologically not viable and that Microsoft owns banjo kazooie
Also that we'll probably just get whoever they want anyway and those characters will be rehashes from old games or shoto style clones.
No.194099
Anonymous
>>194098
So everyone's voting Groose, Geno, Riki and Kumatora, right?
No.194100
Anonymous
Replies:>>194102
>>194099
Wonder Red you boob!
No.194101
Anonymous
Now we're guaranteed never to see Snake again due to Konami's fuckery.
No.194102
Anonymous
>>194099
>>194100
Cranky Kong, you whippersnappers.
No.194103
Alpharius
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>>194098
I'm conflicted. I want to vote for Travis Touchdown, but his chances are so very slim. But on the other hand, Snake would be a sweet returnee. Decisions, decisions.
No.194106
Anonymous
>>194098
I chose Isaac from Golden Sun. Good moveset potential and an underrepresented series.
No.194107
Anonymous
Replies:>>194109
I'm torn between Ray from CustomRobo, Krystal from StarFox, and Isaac from Golden Sun. Also Shovel Knight and Mach Rider.
(Avoiding characters I want like Midna that are in already as assists)

I really REALLY want Snake back in because he was a ray of sunshine in the travesty that was Brawl, but on the other, we already have two rehashes for DLC coming up...
Also he's 3rd party...
No.194109
Anonymous
>>194107
After all the bullshit that went down between Konami and Kojima, I'm not sure if having Snake would be stepping on the toes of Kojima since he's not really his anymore, or be more of a middle finger to Konami by focusing the spotlight further on Kojima's own creation and not Konami's other franchises. I definitely don't think they deserve to have Simon anymore.
No.194110
Anonymous
Konami as a company strikes me as insecure.
Too afraid of how they might look to other companies.
No.194111
Sharkman Jhones
Since Hyrule Warriors showed off the potential, Majora's Mask kid Link who uses masks to fight and has a totally different moveset from Toon and regular Link. Maybe a Splatoon. Third-party/Konami that isn't Snake? Simon Belmont or Bill Rizer/Lance Bean. Actually, if you go with the Contra guys, you can have a Koopa Jr. kind of deal where the other colors are other characters. Bill, Lance, Probotector, Lucia, that one Samurai dude from Neo Contra.
No.194112
Rodyle !Cljnc/gZnM
It should be Shovel Knight or Wonder Red
No.194113
Famenag
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My beef with the "new" SMTxFE is that it doesn't even look like Persona or Awakening or whichever scapegoat you lean towards. The ascetic feels like some generic garbage Compile Heart would put out. I might be a shill for some waifushit, but I haven't sunken that far, yet.

FEif looks okay. I'm not too jazzed about the whole Pokémon version route they're taking, but I'll live. I greatly enjoyed Awakening for the game it was, but as I'm playing FE7 for the first time, I'm beginning to appreciate the intricacies of the mechanics (weapon weight, fog, thrones) that were omitted from the last title, and hoping that they'll make some effort to bring some of them back.
No.194114
Anonymous
>>194113
This. It looks like a completely new IP. Even if the two series may have significant amounts of influence and character cameos in the game after all, they sure made a deceptive trailer for it.
No.194115
F-ing
Replies:>>194117
>>194113
>FEif looks okay. I'm not too jazzed about the whole Pokémon version route they're taking
Pokemon was at least at base the same game in both versions. Its kinda fucked up how they bring up 'in game choice' but you gotta pay extra to be able to access said choice.

Mass Effect

Paragon Edition.

Woo.

The whole 'the main character is the player character' thing sorta pisses me off tbh.
No.194116
Anonymous
>>194113
When I first saw the trailer I thought it was Conception II (having only seen a few trailers for that particular game.)
No.194117
Anonymous
>>194115
But if you're getting a different story and different maps in both routes, doesn't that make it *less* annoying than Pokemon, where they basically just make one game with tweaked encounter rates?
No.194118
Anonymous
Replies:>>194125
>>194117
Less annoying, maybe. But at the very least the two pokemon games are interchangeable. You buy one you get the full experience yaaaaaaaaay

Like, you gotta admit its kinda fucked up how they split a campaign between two games.
No.194119
Anonymous
>>194117
It's actually less so because you don't feel like you have to shell out for the other game in order to get a mostly complete experience as long as you've got a friend. This has more in common with Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain.
No.194120
Anonymous
The third campaign requires both the others.
No.194124
Anonymous
>>194117
No, with Pokemon all you usually miss out on are a couple Pokemon that they want you to trade with other people for. A little multiplayer and you have the full game, all species, all story, nothing cut (although Ruby/Sapphire had the game act slightly different, it was mostly the same.) This has you either pay for a game three times, or miss out on two thirds of it.
No.194125
Anonymous
>>194118
>Like, you gotta admit its kinda fucked up how they split a campaign between two games.

They didn't though. They made two games that start from a common point.

I mean I know how this argument goes because I've had it before, so I know that all these people are going to shout about how "No, we deserve both games if we buy one of them," but I stand by my point. If they have completely different levels and a completely different story beyond the prologue, these are two separate games.
No.194126
Anonymous
>>194125
I'm not convinced yet.
In many games, you'd have different factions for different campaigns. Splitting those up into multiple games seems like a cash grab.
I'll wait for reviews and impressions.
No.194127
Anonymous
Yes, many games have had multiple campaigns. Know what some of those games were called? FUCKING FIRE EMBLEM

It's a naked, disgusting cash grab. However right now that model is exclusive to Japan.
No.194128
Anonymous
Also I like how not only is FE finally giving into the JRPG temptation to have a Not Japan, they're the obvious good guys versus the Imperial West, and they're even going to the old "Japanese Emigres are either our allies or blood traitors" thing.
No.194129
Anonymous
>>194125
>No, we deserve both games if we buy one of them
Well then I guess I'll stop complaining because I'm definitely not buying this game if they bring that business model here with it.
No.194130
Anonymous
Replies:>>194131
>>194127
>Blah blah blah I'm entitled to $60 worth of work because I gave this company $40.
No.194131
Anonymous
>>194130
>>194127
We don't know the value of any of these games just yet.
Take a breather. It's not worth getting worked up over it right now.
No.194132
Anonymous
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So Box Boy is pretty great. And only $5. And did I mention it's pretty great.
No.194141
Jumpman
Replies:>>194147
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This is just asking for trouble.
No.194147
Anonymous
>>194141
My sides
No.194149
Jumpman
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>>194149
That was just exploiting a technicality that microsoft just owned rare for home consoles, so it was okay for them to make handheld games for Nintendo.
No.194158
Anonymous
>>194149
Might be cool, but I don't think nitty would go for it.
No.194164
Alpharius
Replies:>>194182
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The Splatoon lore pool is getting a bit deeper.
No.194182
Anonymous
Replies:>>194183
>>194164
That'll only make sense if Zelda and Mario shared an universe in the first place.
No.194183
Anonymous
>>194182
There are a couple of different games with enemies from both, such as Link's Awakening and Super Smash Bros. Splatoon doesn't have to take place in the *actual* Zelda or Mario universe, it could just take place in another 'verse within the Nintendo Multiverse.
No.194213
Anonymous
Replies:>>194219
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>>194213
It's such an old joke but final smash: removing the wrist strap still makes me laugh.
No.194267
Jumpman
http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/10/japans-dena-lays-off-a-number-of-game-developers-in-vancouver/

With Nintendo making their games, I guess they don't need all those people.
Replies:>>194269
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touching the buttons on the virtual ds does nothing...
No.194269
Anonymous
>>194268
Well, the WiiU touch pad doesn't have multitouch.

Kinda silly to have em in the first place though.
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If I could get this display on the TV without rotating the controls on the gamepad, I think I'd be set
Also, call me late to the party, but there just seems to be something a little off with the soul of YIDS.
No.194272
Anonymous
So, with the various Directs/footage of Xenblade X it was almost entirely bad rap. The original Xenoblade has an amazing soundtrack and I was worried it would be lacking from this game.

However, someone just posted this Youtube video that is a peek at the 4-disc soundtrack for Xenoblade X, and oh my FSM the non-lyrical songs are FUCKING GLORIOUS. My hype level just jumped to the stratosphere. (Most of the ones with lyrics I could take/leave.)

//youtube.com/watch?v=wOMmE6bsl_cyoutube thumb

RELEASE DATE WHEN NOA (Also localize soundtrack kthx.)
No.194273
Anonymous
>>194272
I'm a Sawanofag so I don't mind the vocals or the presence of rap in the OST, it's that one male singer (mpi) that I really hate. The rapper (David Whitaker) isn't good but I find him easy to tune out, just like I did with the Kill la Kill song.
Good to see he's back with the wingdings titles, it got really bad with Aldnoah when even he was doing that even to the lyrics.
No.194274
Anonymous
>>194272
Sounds a bit samey to his previous work, which on one hand is already incredible to begin with as a baseline so even his phoned in soundtracks are better than most, but on the other hand it's disappointing how complacent he seems to have gotten as of late compared to his earlier works like Unicorn, Zombie Loan, and Sengoku Basara.
No.194277
Anonymous
Replies:>>194280
>>194272
Sounds a lot like the music from Guilty Crown.
No.194280
Anonymous
>>194277
It's the same guy silly.
No.194306
Anonymous
Man, I can't decide which Soundtrack is better, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or Super Mario 3D World.
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emulating a ds emulating a gba
Replies:>>194333
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It usually says choose a special move.
I don't think Mewtwo has any customs.
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Sakurai will always hate shiny pokemon.
No.194333
Anonymous
>>194318

Wouldn't surprise me that they'd release an "incomplete" rehash character.
No.194335
Anonymous
Replies:>>194340
the N3DS Xenoblade worth it?
No.194340
Anonymous
>>194335
If you've already played and beaten Xenoblade and don't want to replay it? No. If you haven't played Xenoblade yet, haven't finished it, or just want to replay it on the go? Yes.
No.194353
Anonymous
Replies:>>194355
Anything change compared to the original game?
No.194355
Anonymous
>>194353
As far as I know, aside from graphic layout changes and having it in 3D, the only difference is the inclusion of a 3D model viewer if you use a Shulk Amiibo with it.
No.194381
Jumpman
Replies:>>194385
A surefire way to kill enthusiasm for a series is to get an executive to gush about it.

//youtube.com/watch?v=nbNye8KMuw0youtube thumb
No.194385
Nøpe
Replies:>>194388
>>194381
This looks more like a distribution pitch than a trailer.
No.194388
Anonymous
>>194385
its to hook a network into it since Discovery was a bunch of assholes and killed Hub.
No.194389
Jumpman
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It seems the lack of voice chat has killed any interest in Splatoon.

http://mynintendonews.com/2015/04/22/lack-of-voice-chat-feature-in-splatoon-sparks-fan-backlash/

//youtube.com/watch?v=vhmVMh17V0wyoutube thumb

On a related not, I like the box art for the Splatoon Wii U bundle. Shame it's just a normal black Wii U. With it being a Best Buy exclusive, I was expecting more.
No.194390
Anonymous
>>194389
I'd hardly say any interest.
The game is clearly intended for younger audiences and Nintendo's extremely protective of their image as a family friendly distributor.
Maybe allowing voice chat for friends only would help.
No.194392
Anonymous
Replies:>>194405
>>194389
Well that's a pretty dumb reason to suddenly be disinterested in a game.
No.194393
Anonymous
>>194389
It's just not a shooter if you can't call people Mexican Jew Lizard Fags for missing a shot.
No.194404
Anonymous
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/40129/nintendo-of-america-announces-xenoblade-chronicles-x-presentation
Fucking finally
No.194405
Anonymous
>>194392
>An online team focused shooter does not have voice chat to allow for coordination, callouts, or general communication
>Losing hype for a game lacking a basic feature that has been in every single online shooter since Halo is not a valid reason to loose intrest in the game
>>194405
Really, nintendo should just start a premium wifi service so that they can afford to have nice servers that can handle gameplay and voice chat at the same time.
No.194411
Anonymous
Replies:>>194412
>>194405
>>An online team focused shooter does not have voice chat to allow for coordination, callouts, or general communication

Is THAT what the chat is for? I've only ever seen it used by 13-year-olds to call other people niggers.
No.194412
Anonymous
Replies:>>194413
>>194411
Depends entirely on what game you're playing, with the more popular ones being prone to it. I played a lot of IL2 Sturmovik on PS3 and never encountered any of the shitslinging common in other games.
No.194413
T4 was here
>>194412
And when I played playstaion online I get no chat at all.
Dead silent.
No.194416
Anonymous
voice chat is pretty useful in TF2 and stuff...
No.194452
Anonymous
>no release date from Xenoblade Chronicles X Direct
I cannot possibly express how underwhelmed I am.
Replies:>>194468
I feel like I just want to go all digital with my 3DS.
No.194468
Anonymous
>>194466
I did a few months back. Got a 32 GB card, and haven't come close to filling it up yet.

No regrets. Cards suck.
No.194469
Jumpman
//youtube.com/watch?v=WHYbtoLKemoyoutube thumb

What happened to Mario Party?!

This doesn't look fun at all.
No.194477
Nøpe
>>194469
10 was disappointing, but my hopes weren't really there anyway.
No.194478
Anonymous
>>194469
Nintendo misunderstood all the griping about the previous titles and simplified it. So now it kinda sucks with 10. Was the 3DS version any good?
No.194490
Anonymous
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>>193131
>buy a refurbished Wii U from Nintendo's site
>free Link Amiibo in the packing papers
No.194498
Anonymous
>>194496
>WE'RE RELEVANT.
No.194500
Anonymous
Replies:>>194502
>>194496
Goddamnit, why is it that when major corporations use memes it's always something from 2006 or something?
No.194502
rasputin_zero
Replies:>>194503
>>194500
Because corporate execs are fucking old. You don't get to the top of the ladder by being "hip" and "with it", you get it through long decades of hard graft. Or at least the rich-asshole equivalent of "hard graft".
No.194503
Anonymous
>>194502

Executives are always a decade behind the times at least.
No.194571
Anonymous
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1037125
Apparently X has some sort of Day 1 DLC. Lame.
No.194572
Anonymous
>>194571
I think the worst thing about DLC like this is how the game doesn't work if you don't buy the DLC. If they would just make it to where you could play the game you paid for, I'm sure no one would complain about the fact that people can voluntarily elect to spend more money to get bonus features for a game they bought. If they complained in that situation it would be hard to think of it as anything more than entitled bitching.
No.194577
Anonymous
Replies:>>194597
>>194571
This shit better not be on-disc DLC.

And when it finally comes out in America, that shit better be on disc and free, cause why the fuck are we having to wait again?
No.194578
Anonymous
Replies:>>194590
>The first DLC will be released on May 8th
Never mind, it's not Day 1. Still close enough to be annoying.
No.194586
Nøpe
>>194571
Screw that noise.
No.194590
Anonymous
>>194578
It's close enough to be "It was in development but we couldn't finish it before release, so now it's DLC instead."
If there is no evidence of this DLC existing on disk, I'll be very very surprised.
No.194597
Anonymous
>>194577
>And when it finally comes out in America, that shit better be on disc and free
Why stop there? The game should also be free, and come with free blowjobs.
No.194604
Anonymous
Replies:>>194640
>>194597
Of course not, but having that simple DLC free would be a nice token for non-JP fans who have no release date and are made to wait, again, because Nintendo can't understand localization of non-major properties.
No.194621
Anonymous
>>194597
Gotta be all or nothing huh?
No.194640
Anonymous
Replies:>>194644
>>194604
You're still asking for a lot. Them localizing it is already a nice token. I'm not sure you understand the localization process as much you think.
No.194644
Anonymous
Replies:>>194686
>>194640
Xenoblade Chronicles sold as much in the USA as Europe and Japan combined. X should have been a worldwide release instead of this.
No.194686
Anonymous
Replies:>>194704
>>194644
It still costs money and takes time to localize regardless of sales. The game is made by Japanese people, so of course the writers and everything are going to be working in Japanese. Simultaneous worldwide releases are really only feasible with guaranteed sales juggernauts, which despite the success of Xenoblade, X is not. The Wii U is not a popular system, even if Xenoblade was one of the most popular games on Wii. This is not a Zelda or a Pokemon. It's still a niche title on a niche console, and the amount of extra money it would cost to get a localization done in time for release without delaying the release in Japan would not be a sound investment.
>>194686
Don't forget that so many things went bad with people leaking the worldwide release of Pokemon everywhere, they decided that we don't deserve to have that.
No.194979
Anonymous
Replies:>>196751
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Goddamn, everything about Splatoon is like a manifestation of the early 2000's. I'm not even gonna play the game, because I really don't care about shooters on consoles, but I still love watching everything about it just for the massive wave of nostalgia that hits me everytime I see it.
No.196751
Anonymous
>>194979
>I really don't care about shooters on consoles,
I don't care about shooters *at all*, and I can say that Splatoon is incredibly fun even so. I got it as part of the packaged-in Wii U bundle thing, so I figured I would give it a try, and it's tons of fun. It's not really like a standard shooter since you're not trying to kill opponents, and that makes a big difference in how the thing plays and feels. It's less about twitch reflexes and more about strategy.