In a world where Kid Icarus can make a comeback, I'm pretty sure Advance Wars will be back eventually. Unless that's a crack about the 'Advance' part of the name. I think that'll stick around in America, though, regardless of its artifact status.
At least "Advance" is a common adjective. In Japan, it's called Famicom Wars, after a 30-year-old console.
Overall this Nintendo E3 was really, really good. This new format will hopefully serve as the basis for their future presentations.
Some nice new surprises like Splatoon, Project Guard and Project Robot and STEAM. Smash looks great. Everything else looks pretty good. Not too sure about Hyrule Warriors, it looks kind of repetitive, but it does have a lot of good references to the franchise as a whole which is nice.
Amiibo figures look nice and it's nice that they are based off there smash render poses, though I'm curious to the function of certain obscurer characters. If Mario characters will have compatibility with MK8 and CT:TT and future Mario titles/spin offs and Link, Kirby and Fox will probably function with their future titles what about titles will Little Mac or Pit be compatible with?
It's nice to hear about a new idea/future for the Starfox franchise. The two player asymmetrical co-op arwing/helicopter sounds like a good idea for Wii U. And than "Thunderbirding" with other vehicles (like giant robot) sounds like a good future for the franchise to keep it alive. Because it sounds like we aren't getting a straight up on-rails/all range mode game shooter like SF64 (or even Assault with on-foot sections) ever again. (If those 6 years of trying to come up with a new SF game on Wii are any indication). Don't know how Project Guard could be modified to fit the SF universe though.
Finally Splatoon, seems to be getting positive reception everywhere! I hope Reggie's comments on wanting it to be a big as MK come true.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 14, 2014 22:08:36 GMT -5
Here's the Treehouse demo for Devil's Third:
It's kinda funny how at around 21-22:00, Sam from the Treehouse seems to start having almost a casual conversation with Okamoto. Also, the live gameplay looks a lot better than the trailers, IMHO.
I have to admit, tho, I feel a little sorry for this game. It's almost like Nintendo is sweeping it under the rug a little bit. I can understand why it wasn't shown during the digital event, but it really didn't get a big announcement of any kind. It just sneaked in under the radar with little fanfare. I heard Reggie namedrop it only once in an IGN interview, and the above Treehouse demo happened at the very end of the third day after pretty much every other game had been shown two or three times. (It was literally the second-to-last game, followed only by Wii Sports Club, which seemed like time filler.) It's like it survived development hell only to die on the Wii U.
I'm not sure if this game is for me, but I do want it to do well because I think the Wii U needs more exclusives that stretch beyond the typical Nintendo territory. I think it could find at least a niche audience. Fans of Tomonobu Itagaki seem excited for it, and to their credit, they're far more accepting of the game being exclusive to Wii U than Bayonetta fans. (Haven't seen any death threats so far.)
It's been through an unfortunate development cycle, so at the very least, I hope it ends up being a half-decent game.
Itagaki needed the money. Allegedly THQ really screw him over when they parted ways, and Itagaki and the other big wigs at Valhala needed to take a second mortgages to buy back Devil's Third from them. I imagine he's willing to work with anyone now unless they're name is Tecmo.
I also think the game was downplayed because it isn't really ready for prime time yet. Devil's Third doesn't even have a release YEAR listed, so I think they still have a long road ahead of them. Hitoshi Yamagami is producing, so I have high hopes for DT.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 15, 2014 0:29:40 GMT -5
Pretty much everyone who has seen Devil's Third agrees that it needs more polish. However, Itagaki and others from Valhalla say that the game is nearly finished and should be out soon, except that Nintendo hasn't authorized a release date yet. For a game that's supposedly almost complete, it wasn't even playable at E3.
Considering what it's been through, maybe Itagaki and company are simply eager to wash their hands of it and move on. But since Nintendo usually has high standards, they might insist on holding it back until it meets a higher level of quality.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 22, 2014 17:45:17 GMT -5
Thanks for bringing this up (never heard of this questionnaire), but...
Who created this questionnaire? It's unprofessional. Not that I can't answer it, but it could have been worded better and give more flexible options.
"Which of the following best describes you?" (Gamer / gamer / gamer...) Where's the "none of the above" option? I dig deep into certain types of games, while having no interest at all in others.
"How has your opinion of Nintendo changed because of E3?" Opinion is not a number. Does "Increased" mean I have more opinions?
"What do you like/dislike about Nintendo's social media? Why?" Why is this a mandatory question?
It also asked demographic questions that indicate that anyone in the world may comme across this questionnaire. At the same time, it asked me why wasn't I at Smash-Fest. Um, please bring the event to Europe next time?
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