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  • Nintendo cancelled a home console Zelda: Wind Waker sequel

  • seeyoshirun 06/12/2016

    I actually prefer Twilight Princess to Wind Waker, which I know is a bit of an unpopular opinion these days. It's got nothing to do with the visual style; I was actually a staunch supporter of that when the game came out, and it's one of the areas where I'd probably take Wind Waker over Twilight Princess. The world, though, felt rather sparse in the same way that the skies of Skyward Sword did.

    Mind you, a lesser Zelda game is still bloody fantastic.
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  • The Last Guardian review

  • seeyoshirun 06/12/2016

    @riceNpea That's possibly a part of it, too - some reviewers not "getting" the mechanics of the game - although I know that I'm personally a bit of a stickler for good coding and I'd probably dock some points from this game if it suffers from noticeable technical issues.

    Nevertheless, it sounds interesting. My sister has a PS4, so I might have to get this one for her for Xmas and invite myself around to help her test the game out.
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  • seeyoshirun 05/12/2016

    Breakdown of some of the other review scores from bigger publications, for those interested:

    6/10: Slant
    7/10: IGN
    7.5/10: EGM, Polygon
    8/10: Game Informer, US Gamer
    8.5/10: Destructoid
    9/10: Gamespot, ZTGD

    It also got a couple of other 10s, but from publications I wasn't familiar with or ones that weren't specific to gaming (like Time and The Guardian).

    Basically, reviews for this one are all over the shop, although there seem to be slightly more positive than mixed. It sounds like a lot of it boils down to the reviewers' patience with the game's technical issues.
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  • The Game Awards 2016 live report

  • seeyoshirun 02/12/2016

    Had a look at the results just now, this thing is sounding more and more like the Oscars of gaming. In other words, an overly conservative, predictable popularity contest that I'll largely ignore each time it happens. Reply 0
  • Fresh Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage introduces a new area, offers glimpse at Zelda

  • seeyoshirun 02/12/2016

    @IronSoldier Much like Creamysmooth, I'm okay with Zelda borrowing good bits from other games, just as other games do from Zelda. So long as Nintendo don't adopt Bethesda's repetition and laissez-faire attitude towards coding, BotW should be great. Reply +14
  • What Zelda can learn from Skyrim

  • seeyoshirun 26/11/2016

    @Creamysmooth First of all, good call on Röyksopp, they're fucking awesome.

    As for your rant, well, I understand the sentiment but I'm pretty sure the other guy was just some nasty little troll who wasn't worth the effort.
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  • seeyoshirun 25/11/2016

    @Creamysmooth

    Unlike todays talentless autotuned "pop" where some worthless slurt shakes her arse to take your mind of her god awful "singing" or some dropbeat rapper attempts to make a mobile phone ring tone quality hit, sometimes the old pop can hold up well and shine well beyond the drivel that is shat out today. (I will take 80's pop over todays pop anyday, at least 80's pop still gets played on the radio years on, most of todays crap will thankfully fade from memory)

    The same can be said for gaming, there are a lot of older games out there that can still stand head and shoulders above a lot of todays derivative hand holding efforts.
    I think it's easy to idealise the older stuff - both in music and in gaming - because we often forget all of the also-rans and mediocre stuff that did not stand the test of time.

    Lots of pop music at the moment is junk (although I'm reluctant to call anyone a slut for it). Lots of games are junk as well. Some of it isn't, though, and in 10-20 years' time, that good stuff is what people will remember, much like they do now with the things that came out in the 1980s.
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  • seeyoshirun 25/11/2016

    I've never actually thought Bethesda were especially great at creating open worlds that felt truly cohesive, actually. I've always felt like their games came off as though there was some invisible grid, with the developers populating each part of the grid with some kind of structure without really finding ways to tie everything together.

    Apparently Monolith Soft are assisting on Breath of the Wild, after having previously developed Xenoblade Chronicles X, a game which truly did offer that feeling of cohesiveness. That game is much more likely to be an influence than anything Bethesda have come up with, and I couldn't be happier.
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  • Where's our Watch Dogs 2 review?

  • seeyoshirun 14/11/2016

    @Tommohawked Something to watch doggedly, maybe? Reply +2
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • seeyoshirun 08/11/2016

    you've got to hand it to Sony - this company knows how to take risks.
    While the upgraded PS4 looks interesting, I don't agree with this statement. If anything, for better or worse, Sony plays it safer than just about any other major company in the industry right now, and certainly moreso than Microsoft or Nintendo. Sony's main "risks" of late have been the tech arms race (which Microsoft are also doing), VR (which a couple of other companies are doing) and realism and cinematics in video games (which just about every other major game developer is also chasing to some extent).

    Basically, PS4 Pro isn't really a risk when Sony's most direct competitor is doing something similar.
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  • The Wii U a failure? Far from it

  • seeyoshirun 05/11/2016

    @PhilosopherKing I think 13 years is about normal. I only just got around to playing Final Fantasy IX for the first time last year, and A Link to the Past this year.

    Monkey Target is AMAZING. Especially in SMB2. Definitely agree, one of the best party games ever!
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  • seeyoshirun 05/11/2016

    @PhilosopherKing Yeah, some of the interesting third-party exclusives on the GameCube are a part of what give it the edge for me - Monkey Ball 1 & 2, Resident Evil 0, 1 and 4, Tales of Symphonia, Viewtiful Joe, Lost Kingdoms I & II, and so on. I'm actually replaying Baten Kaitos Origins at the moment! Reply +1
  • seeyoshirun 05/11/2016

    I don't judge my favourite films by their box office receipts, just as much as I don't rate my favourite songs by how high they charted.
    Spot on.

    I think the people deriding the console as a failure based on sales are probably people who are looking for a justification for spending time complaining about something they have no interest in buying anyway. It's like the people who get into arguments about which musician is better and then try to point to albums sold. Bandwagon fallacies are not cute, and the gaming community seems to be one of the few places where people still get away with them quite frequently.

    Personally, based on the games I got to experience, the Wii U is my second-favourite Nintendo console ever after the GameCube. It wasn't perfect (no console is) but there have been several gaming experiences that I'll treasure for a lifetime.
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  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

  • seeyoshirun 02/11/2016

    This news is bittersweet.

    On one hand, I'm saying goodbye to probably my second favourite Nintendo console after the similarly under-appreciated GameCube.

    On the other hand, at least this means I will no longer have to see inane comments from people who wanted the Wii U to die, and since no news is likely on Switch for a couple of months, that's a couple of months of sweet silence in which I won't have to witness the lobotomised Nintendoomed crowd leaking their bile all over the Internet. I'll be busy catching up on a backlog, anyway.
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  • Is being bad at games really so terrible?

  • seeyoshirun 31/10/2016

    Oh god, Ellie, watch out - you've not only drawn attention to being female, you've drawn attention to your not being particularly great at a lot of video games! The pitchforks are well and truly out!

    (Seriously, though, great article. I, too, play most games on easy because, frankly, I've got a lot of other things eating up my time and thus I can't afford the extra hours that a higher difficulty level sometimes requires of the player. I have 100%ed all the DKC games, though.)
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  • Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

  • seeyoshirun 27/10/2016

    @Der_tolle_Emil I agree with you. As much as it irritates me sometimes, lots of gamers seem to love to speculate about every little detail (not unlike a lot of fandoms, really). I've seen every known detail of project NX pulled apart in an attempt to decode any secrets Nintendo might be withholding, and it's probably been attracting more discussion than either of Nintendo's current consoles for a while.

    If they reveal everything, that discussion can't continue, and it instead moves to the important but slightly less exciting topic of evaluating the specs, price and launch line-up. If they've got an ace or two up their sleeves, a two month window might end up being perfect; the hype should sustain itself for the last couple of months before launch, and most people will still have just enough time to save up for a console if they want to (Xmas tends to eat up all the money until it's over, anyway).
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  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • seeyoshirun 26/10/2016

    @philmatic I was thinking the same thing. It's hardly surprising to me that Nintendo and Bethesda would be at the most and least generous ends of the spectrum respectively when it comes to review code. In terms of polish, and in terms of making sure their games run smoothly on day one, they might be, respectively, the best and worst companies in the industry. Reply +4
  • The Eurogamer Podcast #17 - What's the story with that dog in the Nintendo Switch trailer?

  • seeyoshirun 25/10/2016

    @el_pollo_diablo I find it hard to believe such rumours, mostly because I doubt Reggie would fit inside a Fiat Panda. Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch - games list, specs, release and everything we know about the new hardware

  • seeyoshirun 23/10/2016

    I'm quietly optimistic about this console, and while there are a bajillion things people insist matter, I suspect the success of the Switch will ultimately boil down to one thing - games. If it's got a couple of good system-selling exclusives and enough third-party titles at launch, and if it can maintain a steady stream of good new releases, it should do quite well. It's already in a good position to draw the existing audience for the 3DS and Vita (and, in Japan, for the PS4 and Wii U as well).

    Meanwhile, I do think it's interesting that some people are cavalierly throwing around the word 'gimmick'. It seems that something is a feature if you like it, and a gimmick if you don't.
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  • Everything new in the Nintendo Switch trailer

  • seeyoshirun 20/10/2016

    Some sort of semi-meaningful support from Bethesda is legitimately huge news. I'm not even a big fan of the company and I find most of their games massively overrated, but I also know that their games are extremely popular and portable Skyrim would be a huge boon for Nintendo.

    Meanwhile, if that's a Super Mario 3D World successor, I'm not mad at all. A Galaxy-type game wouldn't lend itself as easily to four-player co-op, and that made SM3DW one of my favourite games of the last five years, easily.

    Hopefully the detachable controllers are a little bigger than they appear thus far, because my monstrous hands might struggle with that a bit.
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  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • seeyoshirun 20/10/2016

    The first words out of my mouth as I watched that video were "switch? How kinky".

    The next words, a minute or so later, were "holy shit".

    Does this mean we're finally going to see decent third-party support on a Nintendo console? Because that's legitimately huge news. Even if Skyrim is a fairly old game, Bethesda have never given a Nintendo console anything more than shovelware.
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  • Paper Mario: Color Splash review

  • seeyoshirun 14/10/2016

    @papermario This isn't just "some critics", though. It's most critics. The majority of this game's scores have been up around 80, which is very good (especially for a game doing the hard sell of a playstyle similar to Sticker Star). Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 12/10/2016

    @RSX901 If you haven't owned a Nintendo console this generation, it's probably hard to you to really say. Personally, I think the majority of their software is on par with their usual standard, and while I haven't played Color Splash yet, this is by far one of the most negative reviews I've seen of it. Lots of other critics seem to be pretty happy with the game. Reply 0
  • seeyoshirun 12/10/2016

    Worth keeping in mind that this review (which has no score but would clearly have been a 6 or 7 on the old system - probably a 6 based on the tone of the review) is at the much less rosy end of the round-up.

    According to Metacritic at the moment:
    6-6.9/10 - A handful of smaller sites I'm not overly familiar with (6 in total).
    7-7.9/10 - Gamespot, US Gamer, IGN (11 in total).
    8-8.9/10 - EGM, Destructoid, Game Informer, ZTGD (24 in total).
    9/10 - Digital Spy and some others I'm not familiar with (6 in total).

    From what I've seen, whether this game is for you seems to depend on how you feel about gameplay that is basically Sticker Star with the central problems fixed. Most of the more negative reviews seem to come from people who pine for the more RPG-oriented approach of the first two PM games.
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  • Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

  • seeyoshirun 29/09/2016

    @Mr.Spo I don't know if we have had this conversation before, but I agree with you either way.

    I've seen people on other sites saying the NX needs Western third-party support in the way of things like Witcher, Battlefield, et cetera. While I certainly don't think things like that would hurt, the family-friendly stuff you mention is more important because it's the stuff that differentiates them from the competition. There are already two other consoles (plus PC) that offer plenty of the other stuff.
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  • seeyoshirun 27/09/2016

    @IronSoldier Yeah, that's crossed my mind. On a personal level, I don't mind if the NX does just end up being Nintendo titles plus the quirky JRPG follow-on from the Vita, because that would cover most of what I care to play these days, but its success is probably going to require more than that.

    That being said, rolling Nintendo's library of games onto a single console rather than splitting it across two should help immensely, too, and unlike the Wii U the 3DS has fared reasonably well for third-party support (although still not the same games that other consoles get for the most part).
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  • seeyoshirun 27/09/2016

    @IronSoldier I suspect, as Sony has apparently pulled out of the handheld market, that the future of Nintendo's third-party support will mostly stem from Japanese publishers. This is especially likely if the rumours about the NX being a hybrid device are true.

    That would effectively mean it became the replacement for a lot of what has previously come to the 3DS, or the Wii U, or the Vita - and while each of those consoles has a slimmer library on their own, if one console were getting most of the games that previously went to all three of them, it would look a lot stronger. It still wouldn't solve the problem of Western third-party support, but then more of that might come if enough people buy the machine for Nintendo + Japanese stuff.
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  • seeyoshirun 26/09/2016

    Sales in Japan.

    Interestingly, in Japan the 3DS has comfortably outpaced the GBA, and while it doesn't look like it'll catch the GB or DS, it's currently sitting at around two-thirds of what each of those consoles managed, and it's about to overtake the PS2. There are also still more Wii Us sold over there than PS4 (although that's as of the end of last year, and the PS4 might have overtaken it since).

    I think the 3DS is also the first console to sell more units in Japan than the US. If the rumours about the NX are true, I can see why they'd want to double down on their handheld market because it would play to all of their strengths in that region.
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  • Behold our Pokémon Go Plus competition winners

  • seeyoshirun 20/09/2016

    Props to everyone featured here, especially to the gal who came up with Hitmonlei concept - so cool.

    The six-pack on Meowth is a little unsettling.
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  • Pokémon Go streamer mugged live on camera

  • seeyoshirun 19/09/2016

    To the people in this thread saying that things like this are why it's not safe to walk the streets at night: it really depends on where you live (and no, that doesn't mean it has to be a gated community).

    I've lived in various suburbs of Adelaide, Australia and have been doing night walks a couple of times a week for about 15 years, and I've never had any problems.
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  • Recore review

  • seeyoshirun 13/09/2016

    That's disappointing. Given the people involved in making the game, this was probably the title I was most looking forward to this year after Tokyo Mirage Sessions (another AA title, funnily enough).

    I could lament about the game sounding like it needed a little more time in development if it felt a bit buggy and/or partially unrealised, but I've already seen so many other games guilty of this that it feels almost pointless to bring it up again.
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  • PS4 Pro: games, specs, release date, price and everything we know

  • seeyoshirun 08/09/2016

    @pacrifice Not sure if the double meaning of 'fans' was intentional, but it's amusing nonetheless. Reply +3
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced Ł349

  • seeyoshirun 08/09/2016

    I haven't picked up a PS4 yet (there aren't really any exclusives that call out to me yet, although I've got my eye on The Last Guardian), so I might be tempted by this if/when I make the jump, but that all depends on how well the upgrade works in practice once the Pro is officially released.

    Thus far, it seems like a fairly frivolous upgrade.
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  • Finally, Mario comes to iPhone

  • seeyoshirun 07/09/2016

    I have mixed feelings about this, but the "Nintendo sold its soul" comments I've seen are ridiculous.

    I could cite countless other examples from other games companies of behaviour I'd consider more soulless than this. This is just smart.
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  • Emulator Dolphin can now boot every GameCube game

  • seeyoshirun 07/09/2016

    Funny, the GameCube and Wii U have been Nintendo's two least successful consoles (also the two least successful consoles from any of the big three) but they're my personal favourites because of the top-notch stuff Nintendo consistently did during those two eras. Makes me a bit sad that neither console caught on more. Reply 0
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force flops

  • seeyoshirun 07/09/2016

    This isn't exactly surprising. Even the most beloved Metroid games have barely cracked 2.5 million, and Federation Force doesn't exactly strike me as 'beloved'. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Go, mid-life crisis and me, by Ellie Gibson

  • seeyoshirun 04/09/2016

    I'm 32, Australian, and I have a Kirby t-shirt I wear proudly on a regular basis. I've never had anyone side-eye me for it (at least, not that I've noticed) but I've had a couple of random people compliment me on it. I know now that my favourite butcher is a big Kirby/Nintendo fan.

    I got bullied a lot in school, but adulthood gives us more of a chance to actually choose who we surround ourselves with, and I'm now in the company of friends who wouldn't judge someone for liking video games.
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  • New Pikmin 3DS game announced

  • seeyoshirun 02/09/2016

    I'm okay with this so long as it's not Pikmin 4 and just a spin-off. The Pikmin series is my all-time favourite Nintendo franchise because of the sense of wonder evoked by its exploration, and this doesn't look like it retains a ton of that quality. Reply 0
  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

  • seeyoshirun 02/09/2016

    Calling something a "signature" didn't work on America's Next Top Model and it doesn't fly here, either. Reply 0
  • 2K is reviving a Wii game for its VR debut

  • seeyoshirun 01/09/2016

    So it was PS1, then PS2, then Wii and smartphones. I was wondering where shovelware was going to turn up next. Reply 0
  • "We have to do better when we launch NX"

  • seeyoshirun 26/08/2016

    Regarding all the comments from people saying Nintendo need to talk more about the console: soon, yes, they do. The fact that they've said very little so far is not a problem if they're planning a reveal soon. Lots of things to factor in, like not having their thunder stolen by another announcement (such as the Neo or Scorpio). Revealing the new console reasonably close (well, 6ish months) before it comes out could also allow them to ride the hype train all the way to launch day if they pull off the reveal. Reply 0
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's annoying microtransactions in the spotlight

  • seeyoshirun 24/08/2016

    @Innocent_Bystander I actually had to look this up to make sure I wasn't somehow misunderstanding your post (I don't own a PS4). So you actually have to pay a subscription fee in order to do any kind of online play on PS4 or XO? That's ridiculous. There are already ample ways for them to make money elsewhere (not to mention that consumers already have to pay for the console and the game).

    I really hope Nintendo don't choose to go down the same route.
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  • Forget Go - Pokémon Snap is the series' greatest spin-off

  • seeyoshirun 21/08/2016

    Yes, the Wii U would have been perfect for a sequel. I've been saying that to anyone who would listen for about three years (probably a few times on here!).

    Maybe the renewed Pokémon craze at the moment will finally see Nintendo bring a sequel to NX, but I've learned not to expect anything specific from the company and just to go along for the ride.
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  • Metroid Prime Federation Force review

  • seeyoshirun 19/08/2016

    I still respect Nintendo's decision to try doing something different with their franchises - especially one like this, which despite the complaints of a vocal minority, is not a huge seller for them and thus represents a safer space for the company to try some of its weirder ideas.

    This particular idea might not have quite worked out (though it doesn't sound like the disaster everyone was predicting it to be) but I don't think the alternative - Nintendo making nothing but safe, expected sequels to their most popular franchises - would be any better.

    Would be nice to see some kind of more slow-paced, sprawling Metroid game again some time soon, though.
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  • Meet the man Gabe Newell called an ass on Reddit

  • seeyoshirun 18/08/2016

    Not gonna lie, I skipped over about 95% of the article. I think I echo the sentiments of other commenters that while the dedication to in-depth reporting is appreciated, there might be better subjects to focus these efforts on. Reply +4
  • NieR: Automata is coming to PC too

  • seeyoshirun 18/08/2016

    I'm happy with this news, but things like this are why I haven't bought a PS4 or XO yet. Nearly every game I want is coming to PC as well. Reply +1
  • Axiom Verge is coming to Wii U in two weeks

  • seeyoshirun 15/08/2016

    Even though the game's been out for a little while on other systems, the Wii U version is probably the best one
    If only more devs had treated the Wii U this way. It's had a shitty record of games coming late and having less features, which just leads to a ton of eyerolling when publishers complain that their games don't sell on Nintendo consoles.
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  • Pokémon Snap releases on Wii U Virtual Console this week

  • seeyoshirun 15/08/2016

    If you never played Snap on the N64, it's an on-rails first-person shooter without guns, where you snap photos of the original 151 critters across a range of environments.
    It was much less than that, something like 70 of them, give or take.

    Really is high time we got a sequel to that game. It's possibly the Wii U's single greatest missed opportunity, which would be less infuriating if we hadn't gotten lesser camera modes in Pikmin 3, Game & Wario and Smash 4.
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  • Final Fantasy 15 delayed by two months

  • seeyoshirun 15/08/2016

    I'm not even that interested in this game, but I'm happy to hear this. I'd much rather see games releasing in complete form so that it doesn't sully those first impressions during play. Reply +46
  • Over a million UK players have spent money on Pokémon Go

  • seeyoshirun 14/08/2016

    Mania. Reply 0