Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Calpis

  1. Thanks for the update, Moomba. Even though it's further off than I was hoping for, at least there's a plan for international release. I was starting to think they scrapped it.

    Anyway, I've been playing a Hunter and just started on Force. If anyone wants to do some quests, send me a PM.

  2. I only very recently finished Mother 3. I bought it when it was first released, but stopped in New Pork City because I didn't want the game to end.

    Anyway, when you learn that Claus is Porky's robot and the battle sequence that ensued, I got really choked-up. It would've been full-on bawling but I was at work so I was really trying to keep some sort of composure. Didn't help that my family life has been really hard the last few years, and right before I finished the game, there was a near-tragedy involving my own brother.

  3. i just hate the ambassadors who act entitled about the games when nintendo didn't have to offer them anything and didn't force them to buy it at launch price.

    it's childish, really. so you have a few exclusive games because you bought the system early, whoop-de-doo. so nintendo's slowly releasing those games on eshop for the public to play, whoop-de-doo.

    I hope you weren't referring to me there. I don't think I'm acting entitled, just want to be able to transfer the games over.

  4. So these types of articles are getting a little old.


    tldr: The Wii U's power is enough to sustain for a year or so, but once the new MS and Sony consoles come out, it'll be left in the dust.

    Does anyone out there think it has much clout? Personally, the only problem I have with the current Wii is the resolution, how pixellated it looks on HDTVs. The Wii U solves that problem, and I don't really care how many shaders + polys it can push, especially when it looks as good as this. Can the new consoles really look all that much better? I'm skeptical. It seems that graphics will get to a certain point that even gamers are gonna have a hard time telling the difference, and it'll all come down to the devs artistic abilities, rather than hardware limitations. It seems to me that it's coming close to that point, but maybe I just don't pay enough attention.

  5. Well the OBT started. I loaded up the client, downloaded the new patches, and it gave me a DX9 error. Installed that and it opened up just fine. Can't make a character yet. The servers are all too full. I'll have to check it out tomorrow. Anyone else here gonna be playing?

  6. To be fair, I think that anyone who doesn't play Dota or stuff like roguelikes (actual ones, not that casual binding of isaac bullshit), EVE online, Space Station 13 or Dwarf Fortress is pretty much a casual gamer.

    That's why I said the term is meaningless. It's totally relative. Not to mention that the lines are already blurred so it's too difficult to section off gamers in different categories like that.

  7. Well, not to THAT extent. Those 13 or so good games for PS3 and 360 were all made in a mere 3 1/2 years. Nintendo took from 2006 to 2011 (a span of 5 1/2 years, more than 50% longer) to make about that many good games. Throw in the good games from 2006 through 2008 for PS3 and 360, and they've probably got about 30 in total, dwarfing Nintendo's 15-20.

    Just like I said. All platforms had a good number of awesome games. Maybe those aren't your type of games. That's cool. They're my type of games though. While I do have a PS3, I didn't enjoy many of the 'AAA' games that came out on it. I use it as a great downloadable games machine (Flow, Flower, Journey, PixelJunk series, Fat Princess, etc..) and BluRay/Netflix device. I had a really hard time finding the fun in any blockbuster series this gen that wasn't on Nintendo systems, save for the Uncharted series. Doesn't make them all bad games, I just didn't enjoy them.

    Just because I personally didn't like the majority of the games on the PS3 doesn't mean that it isn't "a good video game system". You liking a game has little to do with if it was "good".

    Also, when I hear the words "core gamers", I think of 12 year olds playing Call of Duty all day and bros chillin with their Natty Ice and Madden. It's a meaningless term, and shouldn't even be used for lack of a better one.

  8. I meant everything ELSE about Nintendo since July 2008. I do give Nintendo credit for the 7 titles I dyed purple, but the thing is, most of the gaming community asserts that that PS3 and XBOX360, within the scope of 2009 through 2012, has blown Nintendo's library out of the water, with such games as Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, Red Dead Redemption, Gears of War 3, Skyrim, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat '011, Portal 2, Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Among Thieves, Drake's Deception, and HALO Reach.

    So all platforms had a good number of awesome games.

  9. Most of the people I talked to (at the time) when the Gamecube came out didn't like Luigi's Mansion at all, regardless of how much I liked the game, I had only that and Rogue Leader for a while on GC. And the N64 survived it's first 3-4 months on Mario 64, Pilotwings, and Killer Instinct Gold. Sure, they're good games, but 4 months nowadays and people would be predicting failure for the system. My main problem is that I've only really seen 2 games that interest me for the Wii U, and I'm worried that they're focusing too much on casual again. It's hard to gauge the system when all they showed were launch-window games.

  10. I've seen an idea thrown around online where Nintendo enables you to download an app on the 3DS that contains 'data save' markers from Wii U games you own, and when you take the 3DS with you into the wild, you get StreetPasses for those games too. When you get back home, you sync it up with your Wii U, and you get StreetPass data on the Wii U. I think it'd be awesome if this were to pan out.

    As cool as the idea would be, I can't stand StreetPass stuff. I only hate it because I take my 3DS with me to work every day. I take the train in to work every day. I work downtown in an almost-metro city. My StreetPass data is laughable. I get maybe one each month. It's taking forever to finish those damn 3DS Puzzle Swap puzzles, especially due to the fact that I walk nearly 3000 steps a day, but get capped out at 10 coins a day. </unrelatedRant>

    Derrit, the Wii might have a been a success financially but any hardcore gamer will admit the games in general on the console over the past years have been... "less than" what Nintendo can do.
    I can't agree more with Overflow on this one. There were lots of really great games on the Wii that I still enjoy playing, and have a couple on my backlog as well.
  11. This article on Cracked.com pretty much sums up how I feel about this.

    I'll definitely be holding off on buying the Wii U Us Them She They It until I see some reviews.

    Funny stuff. Some valid points, but I can't agree with the semi-popular opinion that adding a second screen makes the game harder because you have to focus on it occasionally. This is a bullshit argument that was destroyed by the DS years ago when people were saying the exact same thing. They're now using a new asinine made up idea called "immersion breaking". What, you can't remember what was happening on the screen 2 seconds ago because you're now briefly looking at another screen? Or your cup of water? Or your sandwich? Do you also have trouble watching subtitled movies as well?

    Sorry for the rant, I just hate these whiny non-reasons people use to be hyper-critical of something they've never used before.

  12. I don't think they're holding back. I think this is exactly what they have ready. At the Hardware Conference Q&A, they mentioned that their target audience is exactly the same as the Wii. I wonder if they're banking on the hope that the Wii U will become the phenomenon that happened last time. Whether it will or not, it means that Pikmin 3 and 3rd party games are all they've got ready for launch for the non-casual market. However, they can't repeat the same mistake of having a 10 month long (or whatever it was) drought of hardcore games like the Wii.

    Even if their aim for the conference was for investors, they failed there as well.


    I think they better have several aces up their sleeve or this isn't gonna happen for them. I somehow doubt that Mii minigame-apalooza is gonna sell systems, even in the casual sector.

    I really want to be optimistic here, but this conference made me lose a lot of faith in the direction I thought they were going, based on last year's showing.

  13. There were lots of games on the Wii that I enjoyed a lot. Lots of really solid games. I think the main problem the Wii had was that they lost steam for too long after the release, and that made a lot of 'gamers' sell their systems because of the 'collecting dust' factor. But after that drought, lots of really fun games came out. Either way, they need to announce several great first party games, along with 3rd party ports. It seems that's gonna happen, but the question is, to what extent.

    I'm thinking for first party: NSMB, and Pikmin 3. Possibly that rumored Starfox that Retro was supposedly working on. For third party titles, they absolutely need footage of the Wii U specific version or the scoffing will commence.

  • Create New...