Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 29, 2018 0:34:42 GMT -5
I'm still curious about their "20 million" statement.
How can they sell more than life-to-date in just a (non-first) year? How can they beat Mario Kart, Mario, Zelda, Splatoon and more, combined? They still have other potential big hitters like Pokemon and Smash, and maybe they'll release Animal Crossing this year, but I don't those can sell 20m more units in addition to those 18m already sold.
I think E3 will generally feel good, but it'll probably fail to appeal to my very specific wishes.
Anyway, some predictions. I don't think trying to predict Nintendo will end up well, but here goes:
Pokemon won't have a 2018 release date. It's likely not ready yet, and Sun and Moon are still fresh in memory.
Smash will have the same game system, but with different contents. Currently not interested until they announce more details.
I heard that Fire Emblem will have a shift in art style and have characters with a more realistic proportion. I'll probably complain initially, much like Awakening.
Other stuff: New kits for Nintendo Labo, Mario Golf (since Tennis is out), and some 3DS game nobody asks for.
Post by Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿ on May 15, 2018 9:05:42 GMT -5
I wonder whether the following are going to be included in some way in the next Smash Bros. due to them being registered with the Smash Bros. logo at around the same time, or if Nintendo is just renewing some of their older trademarks.
^ Weird bunch of trademarks, (Flipnote Studio?, Wii Series?) Happy to see Art Style get acknowledged, wouldn't be surprised if Skip was making a collection of all the games (including the ones now unobtainable from WiiWare) for the 3DS/Switch. Still safer to assume it's just the generic trademark renewal. I mean Eternal Darkness has had multiple renewals and yet nothing has appeared.
E3 should hopefully be good this year even just waiting for Smash, hopefully Retro finally unveils their newest project.
Post by nocturnal YL on May 16, 2018 9:41:33 GMT -5
I wonder if there's any reason for the press conference order to go this way. Sony have taken advantage of their late time slot to stab at otherplatform makers, so I want to see what would they do if they go before Microsoft.
Nintendo's presentation fits my time zone (any my unhealthy sleep schedule) quite well.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 11, 2018 9:56:55 GMT -5
Even tho I'm not really into Bathesda's games, I really enjoyed their conference. It made me realize how bored I got during Microsoft's conference.
I was also surprised how many little nods they gave to the Switch. Even though they didn't announce any "big" games for it, it got an occasional mention and showed up in some of their promo videos. Also, a couple of their free-to-play mobile games, The Elder Scrolls: Legends (a card battling game) and Fallout Shelter (a sim-style game), are getting Switch versions. Fallout Shelter is available right now. Elder Scrolls: Legends is coming this fall.
I also watched Devolver Digital's "conference" (or whatever it was). I didn't really care about it, but it was mercifully short.
^That Starlink, Starfox content was unexpected, it's interesting that the design resembles the Assault version of the Arwing.
A few hours left to go!
Prediction time -Starfox from Retro -Bayonetta 3 -Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion more details -Ridley in Smash -Wario Land for 3DS -Pikmin 4 -Some sort of Animal Crossing game tease for Switch -GCN VC on Switch
-Prime 4 will get a new story teaser trailer but no live gameplay footage on stage floor -Nothing for Labo -Some sort of reference to the infamous E3 2008?
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 12, 2018 9:48:22 GMT -5
Sony's conference was... interesting. It started in a church tent where they showed gameplay(?) for The Last of Us 2, and then they went to an intermission with a boring interview segment while they moved the entire audience to another venue. Add in some technical issues, and it was a really awkward start to their conference. But after that, things picked up and it ended strongly.
As for Nintendo, I suppose I don't really have predictions as much as things I'm wondering.
- Will they introduce Shuntaro Furukawa? - Will Smash Bros Switch just be a glorified port with at least 80% content recycled from previous games? - Will Rayman be in it? - Will there be anything Zelda-related, like Skyward Sword HD or a Sheik spinoff game? - Is it too early to show gameplay of Metroid Prime 4 or Bayonetta 3? - New F-Zero? - Will they reveal the DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2? What about Monolith Soft's new game?
Now my expectations are getting too high. I'd better just relax and watch it.
EDIT: All right, maybe one prediction: they'll announce a version of Super Mario Maker for Switch.
A 45 minute presentation taken up with 25 minutes of Smash. That wasn't what I was expecting, wanted more reveals. The two Switch intergration in Super Mario Party was interesting, looks like that patent from a few months ago was for this. Fire Emblem TreeHouse Three Houses addition of more soldiers around the characters look cool.
Back to Smash though . . . -RIDLEY -Clones are now Echo fighters! -Daisy is an Echo! -Suakapon assist trophy! -Takamaru assist trophy . . . -New faster Final Smashes -NO MORE LANDMASTAAAAA -RIDLEY -EVERY fighter returns -New cosmetic alts -Ganondorf looks like he has Ike style sword Smash attacks -Saffron City is a returning stage! -Inkling looks like an interesting fighter -Callie & Marie assist trophy -RIDLEY
EDIT: More new assist trophies -Badge arcade bunny with claw -Krystal with staff and design from Star Fox Adventures -And Kunckles!
Also more than one AT on the stage at a time!
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2018 14:09:49 GMT -5 by Da Robot
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