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Nintendo should seriously focus on the longevity of their console, especially in relation to the new consoles coming out by Sony and Microsoft. People need to know that the Wii U isn't just going to collect dust in their closet. They can do this by two ways - highlighting the console's established library, as well as upcoming titles, as well as focusing on the capabilities of the Wii U that make it a mainstay of the living room - Off TV play, Nintendo TVii and the universal remote, etc.
People should know that there's new Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc. in the works, but they should also be shown that those games can be easily downloaded off the eShop or played solely on the Gamepad or played with up to five players (in some cases) at a time. These are fundamental yet extremely unique and awesome features that the Wii U has that nobody has any idea about. Many still think the Wii U is just a new Wii. If Nintendo doesn't make sure they don't think that way, there isn't anything that will change that.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Score: What Does Nintendo Need to Do in Order to Market the Wii U Better?
@matthewwesley85 @vVvRapture Has no personality? That's not the Samus I know. Metroid Fusion gave us nice tastes and tidbits of her personality, if anything. Gamers want characterization, but not bad characterization. Other M would have been fine if Samus wasn't terrible conceived, the dialogue atrocious, etc. Who said it wasn't what we envisioned? No, it went completely against every other Metroid game before that. Unlike Samus, Link literally has no characterization. At least Samus had some in Fusion and the Prime trilogy (more towards the end), and at least she had some bad development in Other M.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?
@matthewwesley85 @vVvRapture I understand that. I don't necessarily agree. Just because you experience the game through Samus doesn't mean she's a puppet character or simply an avatar for the character in the world. Link is more of that type of character, not Samus.
3 months ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?
@TheVideoGamHer This is something my friend constantly suggests to me and I'm inclined to agree. Both an original adventure and this one would be great.
@matthewwesley85 Since when was Samus a dummy character?
A new way to play 3DS games? I'd be sold if I didn't already have a 3DS of my own but considering I hate the 3D function, I likely would've waited for the 2DS if I knew it was going to be produced. I don't travel much with my 3DS anyway so it never needs to be in a pocket and honestly I couldn't shelled out less money for the same experience since I, seriously, *never* use the 3D function. But, alas, I'm waiting for a Smash Bros 3DS XL bundle if that happens.That being said, the 2DS will be a success for Nintendo as far as I'm concerned. It's more accessible to new buyers than the 3DS is, its less prone to being destroyed by a kid than the regular or XL 3DS., and apparently it plays pretty well. I hope this works out for Nintendo because I've always loved how many different variations they make for their handhelds and I want it to continue.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Score: Will the 2DS Be The Financial Success Nintendo Is Hoping For?
@guest As someone with first-hand experience working with and in the competitive community, I simply made my case on a subject I felt was important from an alternative perspective. I'd like to think this was completely above and beyond covering my ears, and I'd also like to think that it is not the prevailing status quo that this person's comments are not subject to rebuttal or criticism. Do people not criticize Nintendo entirely despite the "reality of the situation" almost all of the time? The low-hanging fruit was easy to pick.
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They must do this in NYC
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@AndyWhitefield @vVvRapture Fair enough xD
4 months, 1 week ago on Interview with Mango, Evo 2013 Melee Champion; “Competitive Smash Will Grow Like Crazy”
Does Nintendo not want my money? Make this available stateside!
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@AndyWhitefield The same reason people watch football, baseball, hockey, soccer, NASCAR, golf, tennis or any other competition. :)
@Alienfish I really hope Miis don't join the fray, having generic avatars would be terrible and a custom character creator would...well, I know casual players won't care but Miis would def be banned at tournaments and IMO would be a waste of a character slot.But Reggie? Well, if ROB, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, etc. can be in Brawl and Smash 4, why can't Reggie? I'd love to see a fully-modeled, "my body is ready" Reggie with a Regging Demon Final Smash. Smash has shown any character or really any thing can be a fighter, why not Reggie?
4 months, 1 week ago on Petition Started to Add ‘The Regginator’ to Super Smash Bros. Lineup
@SmashMac Thanks so much. I hope so too man, I hope so too.
4 months, 1 week ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport
@EvanHolland Thank you PB&J :)
@MewtwoStruckBack This is all unfortunately very true. I've competed in VGC a number of years - the VGC doubles rules are vastly different than standard doubles, and they don't give singles a chance at all.
I hope, however, that Evo may sway Nintendo to use competitive settings that the community have found to be standard. You never know. That too could be an unfortunate reality, but I would hope it wouldn't come to that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport
himself said he didn't like the competitive scene that came from
Melee. Does that mean he hated competitive Smash? No. But the feeling
of that did and still does exist in many people. I'm not explicitly
saying Sakurai hates competitive Smash, I'm saying the neglect and
ignorance of the competitive Smash scene has drove some people to
have that feeling toward and concerning the issue and Sakurai and
you've been part of the Smash community for a while now, I get it.
This isn't an attitude - I'm objectively telling you about the
experience and atmosphere that was created between Nintendo and the
competitive scene, and casual players and the competitive scene, due
to the lack of a relationship between Nintendo and competitive
players. I personally don't feel this way. I am informing the
We know now that the relationship
between competitive players and Nintendo is at least a little bit
different, the sentiment and feelings towards Nintendo and Sakurai
have changed over time. And that's good!
looking to move forward, but we cannot forget the past because then
we'll be forced to relive it. Smash hasn't been around long enough
and doesn't have enough games in its franchise to truly say, based on
some sort of pattern, how Smash 4 will turn out. Or how the scene
will turn out post-Smash 4 release. But we have to be
reasonable and informed going into the future so we are thoroughly
prepared to make the scene the best it can be.
@louman7777777 @vVvRapture I really can't see how Smash 4 could possibly prematurely kill the Melee scene when Melee has been out for almost 12 years.
@SST0 I want to clarify that I was commenting on the feeling of being ignored and how, yeah, to some degree there's an atmosphere of dislike and disgust that came from Nintendo and the non-competitive community toward competitive Smash Bros., there's no doubt about it.Does Sakurai literally hate competitive players? I don't think he hates anybody and I never directly claim "Sakurai hates competitive play." We just know that he didn't and may still not have a favorable opinion on the competitive scene and that he originally intended for Smash to not be like other fighting games.As for the MLG situation, the miscommunication between Nintendo and MLG, in which both are to blame, shows the frailness of eSports but also how things have changed since 2010. And yeah, the experience was hindered as a result, there's no doubt about it. Although the events themselves were as hype as ever.There's a lot more to focus on rather than what you pointed out, as well, and ultimately that will be what is important.
@Starchaser Markell Joshua Right, but I'm discussing what could be done rather than whether or not he'll do it.
@Raushad Moore When did I say "complete cater to competitive players?"