Post by Nester the Lark on May 13, 2014 19:50:16 GMT -5
^ Yeah, I'm inclined to give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt. Like I said, it would be uncharacteristic of them to simply do the exact same thing other companies are doing just because it's really popular. But who knows.
Post by 8bitretroshit on May 16, 2014 4:34:11 GMT -5
I'm putting my money on these figurines allowing you to send over SSB3DS data to the WiiU version. Whatever that data may be. The Smash Direct was still so mysterious about it as they would 'reveal more details at a later date.'
Atleast we'll have a good variety of Nintendo figurines then too, instead of just Mario Mario Mario Mario Mario Zelda Zelda Mario Mario
I thought it would be unlikely that smash bros gets NFC functionality and then this happens . . .
This is some strange news, that might be better off as a rumor.
The managing director from Nintendo of France says that NFC tech will be used for the Wii U version of Smash Bros.
(translated from French)
Wii U had suffered the past a lack of games a year, with widely spaced outlets. The beginning of the year 2014 was also quiet, what will happen after the release of Mario Kart 8? Many games release will be formalized at the show at E3, but you already know that we out action game Bayonnetta 2. By the end of the year, there will also be the new Skylanders, the new Disney Infinity, Sonic Boom, Watch Dogs or Zelda Hyrule Warriors. And on the output side of games produced by Nintendo, there will obviously be the fighting game Super Smash Bros.. E3 is also an opportunity to show the use of NFC technology [used in Skylanders and Disney Infinity, allowing the use of real objects - here, figurines - in video games] in Nintendo consoles . The NFC will be used in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.
But then Nintendo UK issued this statement . . .
On 8th May 2014, Mr Iwata announced the decision for Nintendo to release character figurines with built-in NFC functionality that are compatible with video games starting from this year-end sales season.
There has, however, not been any specific announcements regarding which software titles for Nintendo platforms will use this functionality.
We have no other announcements to make at this time.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 21, 2014 13:56:49 GMT -5
My feelings about them haven't changed too much. It's nice that they work with multiple games, so there's a little more value to them, and it doesn't sound like they'll ever be required for any particular game, so I won't feel like I'm missing anything big if I don't use them.
I could maybe see myself picking up one or two for my favorite characters, but I certainly wouldn't want to spend a lot of money collecting them just to have a full set.
I'll likely be getting most of them, for the same reason I got most of the Disney Infinity figures. Because I'm always looking for nicely-made figures of characters I like to decorate my workspace with. I doubt I'll use them much in game, though.
Post by 8bitretroshit on Jun 22, 2014 7:32:33 GMT -5
Yeah I'll end up buying a few of my favorite characters. The Smash Bros functionality is pretty lackluster, but it's a good way to get some detailed Nintendo figurines for rather cheap. Probably the only time the likes of Iceclimbers and G&W will get one too.
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
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5