Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 10, 2014 13:14:38 GMT -5
We haven't been talking about it, but I am looking forward to Bayonetta 2. I've never played the original, and it didn't bother me to jump straight into the sequel, but hey, two games for the price of one! It even includes some sexy disturbing costumes of Samus, Link and Peach.
Bayonetta 2 will also have an online co-op mode, which is nice.
I wonder, tho, if the first one is a digital download or included in the package.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 10, 2014 13:25:11 GMT -5
Trailer for Devil's Third:
So, I guess Nintendo is publishing it? It's funny, I had a slight feeling that maybe Nintendo picked this up after THQ went bankrupt. Well, actually, I think I read a rumor about it on Miiverse, but then I was thinking back to Nintendo's shareholder meeting last January when Iwata commented that Nintendo needed to release more games that cater to stereotypical Western tastes.
Well, that was a good presentation. The robot chicken segments were definitly a hoot, I really liked they enjoyed making them (fire reggie FTW). The presentation was top notch, with Green Missile Iwatas, Anime intros for Palutena, my second most wanted character for SSB, and Bayo 1&2 for the price of one. It wasn't mind blowingly awesome but it was a fun time.
I'd say it was my favorite of the E3 presentations, but I'm not a big fan outside of Nintendo and Valve (are they even doing anything this E3?).
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 10, 2014 17:10:31 GMT -5
Been watching Treehouse Live, but now that they're repeating Splatoon, I'm taking a rest here. Let's see...
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker looks interesting. Those Captain Toad levels in 3D World definitely deserve to be expanded, and I'm glad they're doing this.
Splatoon looks like it took inspiration from Mario Sunshine: sinking from ink goops, the squid theme, shooting stuff and liquid interaction... yeah. And it doesn't look like a Nintendo game at all - a good sign that they're expanding their frontiers.
Projet GIANT ROBOT looks challenging. And Project GUARD is outright hard. Controlling 12 security cameras and fighting hordes of robots with lasers and bombs!?
Xenoblade X (cross) looks beautiful, if anything. It may not be Wii U-good (can't tell from Twitch), but at least it lives up to its predecessor's name. ARPG's my thing, but hack and slash isn't. Hmm, what to do with this game....?
Hyrule Warrior looks interesting. I like how they combined stuff from different Zelda worlds. Definitely something that both Zelda and Musou fans would like. I'm neither, though.
Otherwise, Mario Maker and Kirby and the Raindow Curse caught my attention. And I didn't expect they'd bundle Bayo1 with Bayo2 just like that. They should do more of this to PS/XB games in the future. Available on all non-Nintendo platforms? Pfah.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 10, 2014 20:27:35 GMT -5
Done watching the invitational. That's quite entertaining. Hightlights include Mega Man's Final Smash clearly recorded on screen, fans dying a little inside when one of their favourite players lost horribly and them getting mad when a player won by camping.
Oh, and Mario Maker on Treehouse. That thing looks promising even with what little tools available in the editor. Flying Piranha Plants are awesome.
Watched invitational as well. (Missed a few parts, like Smash Run) It was good. Have to agree that Mega Man's final smash was awesome to see in an actual battle. Wish there could have been more stage variation though. ZZS Final Smash seems overpowered as well.
Was hoping the winner would fight Sakurai using a brand new character reveal or something.
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