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.
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
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5