Sean.Aaron

Wii reviewers are the problem - Braben

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

@YourMessageHere:

I totally agree. If I ran a site like EG or IGN I would contract writers and reviewers to appeal to the broader market that has emerged to increase readership and make my site more relevant to people who were new to video games. Improving forum moderation would also be part of the equation.
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New PAL Releases Roundup - 22/05/09

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

And we've missed Anno: Dawn of Discovery, which looks to be a nice "Age of Exploration" sim for the Wii.
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Wii reclaims Japanese sales throne

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

People in Japan just realised the PS3 is a fad and got back to the real deal is all...
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Another Code R: A Journey into Lost Memories

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I feel I must check this out despite not having a DS or playing the first one; hopefully there's some nice recap/back story.
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New PAL Releases Roundup - 24/04/09

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I was hoping to have Minon by now, but apparently I either got my pre-order in too late or Amazon just didn't order enough copies because they're out of stock.

Guess it'll have to wait until after my holiday; hopefully by then I'll be able to find a copy at GAME and use my remaining store credit towards it.
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Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

@fillip: you can control the sticky aspect; most of the user-created levels I've downloaded don't use it.

I managed to score this on Gameseek as a pre-order for under 19; Eidos is distributing here and they're in typically brilliant form: you won't find it at GAME or Gamestation, but should be able to get it at Amazon, Gameseek and play.com.
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GameStop primed for big Nintendo game

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"I realised a long time ago that the only person concerned with actually making lengthy "proper" games at Nintendo is Miyamoto. Or at least he's the only person with enough clout to be listened to, everyone else gets stuck making waggley casual stuff. "

And he's the brains behind Wii Music, so I guess you think that's a "proper game" then? Glad to know I'm not the only one that likes it!
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Nintendo: "no plans" to retrofit MotionPlus

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"As for good graphics on the console.. running on a plasma TV, the Wii is just embarrassing. Love the console or hate it, that much is pretty much undeniable."

I deny it; no issues with Wii graphics. I also don't view HD content on my plasma as DVD over component looks just fine.
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Nintendo to "re-energise" Japan - Iwata

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"The ps3 seems to be doing great atm tbf."

Right, try taking a look at the actual numbers, game sales across the board are weak as are console sales -- even Sony's.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"God it must be depressing to own just a Wii "

You used that in the last Wii news comment. You need to hire someone to write some new material...
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Boom Blox: Bash Party

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

He's a sock; seems pretty obvious...
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"If all I had to look forward to was the occasional decent first party game, and the odd silly party game (bloom box), I'd give up gaming. So yes it would be depressing to own just a Wii "

Except you don't, so it isn't.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"God it must be depressing to own just a Wii "

No.

This is a must-buy and sounds like it definitely improves upon the original in every way (long since cleared from my shelf to make room for this one). The no-codes creation sharing is the capper.
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Nintendo doing Wii video-on-demand

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Anything approaching DVD quality is good if it keeps the missus happy without having to endure Blockbuster messages about late fees...
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Upcoming DSiWare/WiiWare titles listed

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Well, Mr. Driller could be after July...
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Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands WiiWare

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Yes Square-Enix bought Taito awhile ago. Yes Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure sucks (read a review on my blog), yes Bubble Bobble Wii rocks and negates the need for the NES game or the arcade original.
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SEGA developing Puyo Puyo 7

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Is this going to be a disc release? I really don't see how a columns game can carry a disc release, online or not...
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Original Silent Hill heading to Wii

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Cool, a horror game without guns as the solution to fighting horror.

I never played the game on the Playstation, so I'm interested...
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New PAL Releases Roundup - 03/04/09

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Obviously Eidos continuing the tradition of not promoting anything it publishes other than Tomb Raider continues. Blast Works is also shipping tomorrow and doesn't even make the list.

I got my confirmation from Gameseek at last -- wooo!
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Don King Boxing for Wii delayed

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Okay, we can safely pass on this one then.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

This just got reviewed on IGN and the controls weren't slated as badly as Ready 2 Rumble's, but they're clearly not ready for prime time.

Could it be that rather than just translate the game these issues will be addressed prior to a European release?

I would be shocked, but it would be nice to think so. Otherwise Punch Out! looks like the best boxing option on the Wii and the only one to realise the limitations on the motion controls and use them effectively.
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JoWooD bringing yoga title to Wii

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I certainly hope Ellie reviews this one. The Yoga bits on Wii Fit are my favourite, though I've not tried the lying down ones due to lack of space.
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Wii games must sell 1m to make a profit

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Well, Reggie is saying he was misquoted and DUH, there are many factors in determining whether or not a game is profitable, so you cannot just pick a number out of the air like that.

It would be nice if EG would do some follow-up rather than just reprint news from other sources as fact...
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Square Enix buys out Eidos

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Hopefully we'll see new IP getting better backing than it did when Eidos was independent. Their unwillingness to put any money into marketing anything besides Laura Croft is a big part of why they couldn't cut it. Not good to put all your eggs into one basket; especially an old tired franchise like Tomb Raider.

I also hope Blast Works will finally hit the shelves in Europe as Eidos were to be publishing that here -- not that you'd know it, well, see above...
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"Gauntlet managed a satisfactory single player game plus up to four players on one screen without expensive doohickies because Atari were happy enough with your 10 and 20 pence pieces."

Put that on the VCA!
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Real-time combat and not tailored to the Wii? I'll pass.
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GDC: Satoru Iwata Keynote

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Thank you Chad. Excellent and insightful; I'm sure EG is contacting you about a freelance writing job now.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"It's AAA hardcore games or bust bitches, all you new age Wii pussy gamers can go fap it to Wii cooking all you like, all the real gamers will be gone if this show does not deliver."

I'm going to hold you to that. REAL GAMERS PLEASE GO NOW!

And Chad, that was fucking pathetic. Wii Sports isn't game? Really, so there aren't scores being recorded? What is your definition of a game then, exactly?
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New PAL Releases Roundup - 27/03/09

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Bit.Trip.Beat has no date yet, but at least it's been announced. Tomorrow would be nice ;-).
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GDC: Wii now runs things stored on SD

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I'm pretty happy with the way the update turned out. I still think they need to address the save data issue going forward, but it looks like that may only be possible by forcing some code changes to existing games.

I still think a flash drive could be in the future if it could be treated as transparently part of the existing flash by the system; I don't know if that's possible. Otherwise in a few years time we could have issues with storage just due to save files!
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

My understanding is that the load times have nothing to do with the SD drive or cards but Nintendo's decryption/encryption scheme, but be that as it may I'm very pleased and will be sure to run the update and play some WiiWare games I haven't loaded in months.

I've also just finished checking out more VC content to buy, so it's great timing!
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Boom Blox Bash Party

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Totally looking forward to this. The dlc aspect sounds amazing. Clearly what's needed to bypass the friend codes is a publisher/developer with deep enough pockets to put up their own server!
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Dead Space: Extraction

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

@Vertical Stand: smelly has a point. If a game allows free movement but forces a player forward via linear progression, then what difference does that really make in terms of gameplay? Add to the fact that it sounds like this game will have at least some degree of "free look" and it begs the question further.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Umbrella Chronicles is not a "piece of shit" and this game is clearly not going to be a generic lightgun game. I'm even more interested in this title than I was before, though I did get slightly annoyed at the repetition in the answers.
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Ready 2 Rumble Revolution

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"Damn... The console is dying a slow death for the faithfull Nintendo-fans..."

Please don't forget to post this again in a year's time.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"Developers are stuck really, they appear to feel the need to add unnecessary layers of complexity to distance their game from what any Wii owner already has for free via Wii Sports."

I'd agree except that the Wii Sports Boxing wasn't that great (punching down to do a body shot != intuitive), so this really should have been a doddle without adding the extra motion layers.

Let's try, shall we? punch without button hold = body shot.

Punch whilst holding Z or B = head shot

Punch whilst pushing control stick up + c or A = uppercut

wiimote+nunchuck together = block

wiimote+nunchuck together + tilt left/right or front/back = lean in different directions (add balance board support for better input!).

perform "wind-up" movement with nunchuk/wiimote followed by punch motion = Rumble sooper dooper attack.

QA to ensure this works.

Done.
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"Stick me in this group, please. I don't claim that the Wii has a deluge of quality titles, but there are a reasonable number of very good games available, clearly."

My position as well. I really see no need for a second console (well, besides Japanese Wii I also have).

I'm really annoyed that this game fucked it up so badly. I don't get how that's possible. Surely all that was necessary was to use basic left and right punches with button combinations to pull off different kinds of attack -- if you cannot put the kitchen sink in, then don't, play to the strengths of the control system and recognise the weaknesses. This far into the life cycle of the system there is no excuse for a developer not to get this.
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Wii version of Pikmin 2 dated

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I have Pikmin, it's nice and short with some additional challenge modes. I really don't see the need for a sequel so I'll pass. Why in the name of god anyone wants a 3rd one is quite beyond me. What more would you expect, more coloured Pikmin?
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New Resi coming to Wii this winter

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"re-releasing all these games under the classics banner stinks of Nintendo panicking that they don't have a decent software line up this year. "

Um, this is Capcom; did they get bought out by Nintendo when I wasn't looking?
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Second Resi on-rails shooter for Wii

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

This is going to be better than is being made out. Check out the news at IGN.

Set in RE2 Raccoon City, but new environments and story bits -- not just a retrospective a la RE:UC, which is why it doesn't have the same name.

Also noteworthy is they're using Havok physics -- isn't this the engine that the Force Unleashed devs said they couldn't get running on the Wii?
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Call of Duty 4 takes three BAFTAs

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

@kangarootoo: it was a boxed title and is getting a sequel soon which will feature DLC and a method to share your custom levels using an expanded editing tool without use of friend codes (this will be awesome).

I believe Steven Spielberg was involved as a designer on the game (I'm pretty sure he came up with the concept) and he's also contributed to the sequel.
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Activision taking Wii seriously in 2009

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Let's start with Activision Anthology Wii, okay? Go beyond the Atari 2600 to include the 5200/8-bit computer stuff as well and include as much 3rd party stuff (Imagic, CBS, Parker Bros.) as possible -- hell you might as well license the Atari stuff since Infogrames seems to be doing fuck all with anything outside of the name!
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Wii to get Vertigo next month

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

The ad for this on Gametrailers is the typically retarded "forced fun" Wiivert.

Ball rolling games leave me completely cold (not even that big a fan of Marble Madness), but the game itself looks like it could be moderately enjoyable.

Back to crippling my left thumb playing Neo Geo games...
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Spore Hero has full creature editor

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

This game never sounded very clever, but I'm sure it will find an audience of some kind...
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Pac-Man to return for 30th anniversary

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Please, I'm old enough to be Pac-Man's father (well, not really).
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Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Hopefully this will include the full roster of arcade games in emulated (I'll settle for excellent ports) form. And more Namco Museum Remix vols. please!
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Nintendo Power hints at June MotionPlus

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

I think putting the separate peripheral out in time to support 3rd party efforts for it is a good idea; rushing Wii Sports Resort or leaving EA hanging wouldn't be...
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Marvelous considers going hardcore

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

"Every game except Wii Sports, Boom Blox and Wii Fit would be better on another console with a traditional control scheme."

I think every game using analogue thumbsticks would play better with a d-pad or a mouse -- what's your point, exactly?
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Stop relying on sequels - Yasuhiro Wada

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Given the poster's handle, I suspect some kind of deceptive posting as humour attempt on his part...
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Nintendo unveils new Wii controller

Sean.Aaron

9 years ago

Cheers. You really should post in the forum more often...
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