Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 29, 2014 12:42:28 GMT -5
I wasn't sure if I should start a thread for this or just stick it in the Game Announcements thread (even tho it's not an announcement), but here's a new sizzle reel for Wii U games:
The reason I wanted to mention it is because I've been wondering why Nintendo hasn't made more sizzle reels like this, but I guess maybe it's because they're a little old-fashioned. Still, I think they do a good job of showing off what a console has to offer at a glance, and the Wii U certainly needs to do that.
It does feel a little nostalgic to watch it, though, as it seems like something I would've seen at one of those kiosks in the '90s, or included on a game disc. Specifically, it reminded me this GameCube promo vid that was included on the Ocarina of Time - Master Quest disc in 2003:
And then there was this N64 sizzle reel at the end of that cheesy Star Fox 64 promo that was mailed out on VHS tape in 1997.
I gotta admit, I kinda miss these old-school sizzle reels with cheesy music, and that aren't afraid to show off games released a year ago (too bad they skipped The Wonderful 101).
I remember these at Best Buy and Blockbuster or Movie Gallery. I also remember those little booklets that you could get in electronic stores after a console was released. It was around the time when the internet hadn't exploded yet so you'd see screenshots for upcoming games...that never got released.
One I still remember to this day because I wanted it so bad was the supposed 3D Sonic for DS. I was still really into Sonic Adventure (still am, to be honest. When will it ever be re-released on a portable console?)
Post by 8bitretroshit on Aug 29, 2014 20:13:43 GMT -5
That reel reminds me I need to start saving money for all these friggen' WiiU games.
It also reminds me of this old CD a friend got from some British magazine. It had a 30 second movie of SSBM footage set to the Mute City track. Must've watched that movie 50 times atleast. edit: Oh ha, I actually found it. Man those 6 extra months were painful.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5