Unfortunately, my heart is set on Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom (and that should be quite obvious ), which launches on the same day, but I think that this game is shaping up to be an excellent game in its own right, and I will definitely be picking it up down the road.
The sad thing is that it is true. However, with luck, the fans of the original will hop on it at launch, and UBI did do a fine job of advertising it this go-around. We'll have to see. I hope it does well.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 22, 2010 23:54:50 GMT -5
I thought the same thing about Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. The original game apparently sold very well, so I figured it had a built-in audience. The sequel clearly had a bigger budget and more development time. Capcom did a pretty good job with hype and advertising. (Didn't you guys see this genuinely impressive, highly innovative, fourth-wall-breaking, interactive trailer?!? Darned if that doesn't make you want to run out and buy the game on the spot!) And what happened? The game was DOA.
Of course, you could blame the fact that Capcom launched it against New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The original No More Heroes didn't sell so great even if it did get a sequel, and at this point, I'd be surprised if the sequel even came anywhere close to sales of the original.
And as we've already mentioned, it's launching against Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.
On the other hand, TvC has a pretty good chance of flopping, too.
Well, in all honesty, both games are against Mass Effect 2. XD
Depsite that, I hope that both games do well. TvC's arcade stick is already sold out at Gamestop, so I consider that to be positive. Another statement of honesty - I'd like to think Capcom knows that they've got a bit of a dark horse on their hands, and have been really pushing a lot of bonuses if the game manages to not flop. I'd bet most people, even some anime fanatics, are a little in the dark about several of Tatsunoko's characters, and this is likely going to be a first exposure for a lot of gamers. If it wasn't a Vs. title, I'd be way more concerned.
And I really hope that NMH:DS does well, too. It really looks like a lot of fun, but I can't afford two new games right now. Well, wait...maybe if it's at Target on Tuesday I can. I do have a $40 gift card...
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5