« on: December 02, 2013, 11:14:15 AM »
I'm down. Like...like a clown. Or something. Just. Yeah.
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Finally watched Indie Game: The Movie. The Super Meat Boy guys seem like cool dudes. Jonathan Blow seems like a weird psycho. The movie was... okay.
can't see **** cap'n
How can you not blame Iwata for the company's missteps? He runs the company. At the end of the day he's responsible, good or ill. Nintendo doesn't get along with third parties? Talk to Iwata. Game draught? Iwata. Overpriced hardware? Iwata. He's at the top of the totem pole. You don't think Square Enix isn't blaming Yoichi Wada for their crappy performance? They are, that's why he's out. Iwata is a CEO, he's no different. He's an executive that can be removed if his performance isn't up to snuff (just like Reggie, for that matter).
Also, Don't confuse the sales success of Wii U with the console being a success for YOU. I'm not saying Nintendo fans won't love Wii U and enjoy the heck out of it; of course they will. But when we're talking sales, Western developers are driving sales on PS and Xbox, and that's a big chunk of the North American sales pie that Nintendo is inexplicably opting out of, whatever the reason. I don't understand that at all.
I guess the reason I don't think the Wii U needs third party support to be successful is because I just assume that even if it DID have third party support those games wouldn't sell the console anyway.
Think about it. Who says, "Oh, the Wii U has Tomb Raider? Guess I'll buy one now." Especially with current gen 3rd party games. I find it hard to believe that getting current gen multiplats would have helped the Wii U that much, unless their quality were much greater (and apparently only a handful of devs are putting the extra effort into the Wii U version). People would just buy them on the system they already have, rather than buying a new system to play them. Now, if the Wii U were to get a bunch of next gen multiplats, then it might be a different story. But at the same time, most gamers would probably see that the PS4/Nextbox versions had better graphics, etc. and would choose them anyway.
Thats, the whole reason Nintendo is developing games like Xenoblade 2, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Bayonetta 2, and The Wonderful 101. To get those gamers who aren't into Nintendo's main franchises as much.
I sure Hope Lindy isn't going to buy a Vita or a PS4 or Next Box because the Wii U is over priced so by default those are VASTLY over priced.
I'm going to have to come in on Lindy with the Monster Hunter stuff. You obviously skipped a lot of the text because they literally tell you right in the text that this is what you combine, this is why you combine, this is your weapons, this is how you make them, this is why your hunting.
Let me add a couple things to the whole Wii U is tanking thing. First John L needs to know his material before he talks. He makes the Wii U situation look worse than the Vita situation which is not the case. The Wii U is outselling the Vita on a worldwide bases. Yes, In Japan the the Vita outsold the Wii U, but portables do better in Japan, than consoles. The Wii U has also sold more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 did in their first 4 months on the market.... so were those systems tanking as well? Hell, what new system, other than the Wii hasn't tanked at it's launch?
Next, he blames Iwata, for their mistakes, and in the end, I don't see the mistakes their having. Nintendo's games take a long time to develop for quality purposes. You just have to wait. I would have liked to get games sooner, but if it's not ready, it's not ready. Miyamoto takes forever to make his games. The Nintendo developers have more power than John L gives them credit for.
And my last point I want to make is why should Nintendo pander to Western game studios?
Western studios don't support Nintendo because they are afraid of Nintendo's killer Ips. They don't want to compete against Mario, Zelda, and Metroid.
Should Nintendo pay Western developers to bring over their shooters so John L can play them on there? We all know those are his favorite genre. I think Nintendo should do what Nintendo does. Make great games. And at E3 were going to see that.