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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #150 on: February 04, 2010, 09:29:59 PM »
~Zoo Games~

Actually, I'm not sure if THQ is gonna be worse than that.
There is not even a non shovelware game in the bunch.

On at least half of those games the license probably cost more than the development, and the license didn't cost all that much. I remember seeing a few of this we in the BB Bargain bin for Wii & DS last time I walked through there.

Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #151 on: February 04, 2010, 09:36:49 PM »
I can proudly say I don't own a single Zoo game :0.

Well the big three are up--on to the secondaries like THQ, Capcom, Sega next. 

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« Reply #152 on: February 04, 2010, 09:42:01 PM »
Is that a... cheerleading game?!?!?!

... I own the Sea Monsters game.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #153 on: February 04, 2010, 09:45:03 PM »
I really, really like this thread.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #154 on: February 04, 2010, 09:46:26 PM »
Here's Sega list lowest score to highest:
1. Wii: Daisy Fuentes Pilates (2009) xx
2. Wii: Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010) xx
3. Wii: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) xx
4. Wii: Golden Compass, The (2007) 35
5. Wii: Iron Man (2008) 44
6. Wii: Wacky World Of Sports (2009) 45
7. Wii: Incredible Hulk, The (2008) 46
8. Wii: Alien Syndrome (2007) 48
9. Wii: Sonic and the Black Knight (2009) 54
10. Wii: Planet 51 (2009) 55
11. Wii: Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008) 56
12. Wii: Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue (2009) 56
13. Wii: Bleach: Shattered Blade (2007) 58
14. Wii: Sega Bass Fishing (2008) 59
15. Wii: Let's Catch (2009) 63
16. Wii: House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (2008) 66
17. Wii: Sonic Unleashed (2008) 66
18. Wii: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007) 67
19. Wii: Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek (2008) 67
20. Wii: Samba De Amigo (2008) 68
21. Wii: Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007) 69
22. Wii: NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (2007) 69
23. Wii: Ghost Squad (2007) 69
24. Wii: Conduit, The (2009) 69
25. Wii: Let's Tap (2009) 70
26. Wii: Sega Superstars Tennis (2008) 71
27. Wii: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) 72
28. Wii: Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) 73
29. Wii: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (2006) 74
30. Wii: House of the Dead: Overkill, The (2009) 78
31. Wii: MadWorld (2009) 81

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #155 on: February 04, 2010, 09:49:31 PM »
God I love Alien Syndrome.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #156 on: February 04, 2010, 09:52:10 PM »
Capcom's list (which is actually pretty decent compare to the others anyhow:
1. Wii: Monster Hunter Tri (2010) xx
2. Wii: Moto GP 08 (2009) 44
3. Wii: Neopets Puzzle Adventure (2008) 52
4. Wii: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (2008) 60
5. Wii: Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (2009) 61
6. Wii: Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero (2009) 62
7. Wii: Spyborgs (2009) 65
8. Wii: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2010) 67
9. Wii: Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles (2007) 75
10. Wii: We Love Golf! (2008) 75
11. Wii: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009) 75
12. Wii: Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil (2009) 76
13. Wii: Mega Man 9 (2008) 83
14. Wii: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2010) 85
15. Wii: Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (2007) 87
16. Wii: Okami (2008) 90
17. Wii: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (2007) 91

Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #157 on: February 04, 2010, 10:01:16 PM »
THQ--god I can't believe they released that many:
1. Wii: Bratz: The Movie (2007) xx
2. Wii: Cars Mater-National (2007) xx
3. Wii: SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (2007) xx
4. Wii: All Star Cheer Squad (2008) xx
5. Wii: Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band - The Video Game (2008) xx
6. Wii: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Make the Grade (2008) xx
7. Wii: Bratz Girlz Really Rock (2008) xx
8. Wii: Gallop & Ride! (2008) xx
9. Wii: Paws & Claws: Pet Resort (2009) xx
10. Wii: Merv Griffin's Crosswords (2008) xx
11. Wii: All Star Cheer Squad 2 (2009) xx
12. Wii: SpongeBob's Truth or Square (2009) xx
13. Wii: World of Zoo (2009) xx
14. Wii: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Game Time (2009) xx
15. Wii: Big Beach Sports (2008) 44
16. Wii: SpongeBob SquarePants featuring NickToons: Globs of Doom (2008) 47 17. Wii: Neighborhood Games (2009) 49
18. Wii: Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 49
19. Wii: WALL-E (2008) 51
20. Wii: Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed (2008) 53
21. Wii: Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno (2008) 53
22. Wii: Avatar: The Last Airbender (2006) 56
23. Wii: SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab (2006) 57
24. Wii: Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth (2007) 58
25. Wii: Battle of the Bands (2008) 58
26. Wii: Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (2009) 58
27. Wii: Cars Race-O-Rama (2009) 58
28. Wii: WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (2007) 59
29. Wii: Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (2007) 60
30. Wii: Ratatouille (2007) 62
31. Wii: Up (2009) 62
32. Wii: Tak and the Guardians of Gross (2008) 63
33. Wii: Worms: A Space Oddity (2008) 64
34. Wii: Barnyard (2006) 65
35. Wii: Cars (2006) 65
36. Wii: MX vs. ATV Untamed (2008) 70
37. Wii: Deadly Creatures (2009) 72
38. Wii: Biggest Loser, The (2009) 74
39. Wii: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (2009) 78
40. Wii: WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 (2008) 79
41. Wii: de Blob (2008) 82


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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #158 on: February 04, 2010, 10:10:47 PM »
Well, Zoo Games has a smaller list, but almost everything on it seems of questionable quality.

I own two of those games. One is Groovin' Blocks, which is most certainly not shovelware. It is on WiiWare too, and it's a pretty good game. The other is M&M's Kart Racing, which was given to me, and is one of the worst games I've played in a good long while.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2010, 11:04:06 PM »
Inspired, I put together my own Wall of Games I Own.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/TheUncleBob/all.jpg

I'm sure it looks pretty darn close to what the finished Nintendo wall will look like... Third Parties hate me.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #160 on: February 04, 2010, 11:18:12 PM »
What on EARF are those lists?  This isn't the `Pathetic Gaming Media Opinon Numbers Scoreboard.`  The gaming press are well disconnected from the masses; that much is common knowledge.  We're not interested in the press.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #161 on: February 04, 2010, 11:19:55 PM »
Hey uhhh, if I may ask what the hell are you people doing?

Pro goes through a lot of work to make these montage collages.  The reason why Pro didn't make a LIST is because it doesn't have the same visual impact as seeing it in the store.  That's why the thread isn't called the "3rd Party List of Shame."  Nobody made any of you his deputy.

EDIT: About Zoo Games, Pro's got a pretty good point about how that shovelware master has a wall that looks surprisingly like a few games on the major publishers.  Don't third parties care about their own names?  Jeez.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #162 on: February 04, 2010, 11:26:34 PM »
LISTS? LISTS!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA LIFT OFF


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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #163 on: February 04, 2010, 11:40:40 PM »
Ningurl mad at people disrupting his thread  ;D

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #164 on: February 04, 2010, 11:42:50 PM »
I'm sure it looks pretty darn close to what the finished Nintendo wall will look like... Third Parties hate me.
The question is though, could third-parties have released something that would've interested you?

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2010, 11:50:24 PM »
The more non-sekwiter awful lists I see, the more PIRATES I shall summon.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2010, 11:53:08 PM »
Well, we can't blame Zoo for shovelware much like we can't blame a dog for licking its own balls.

and maybe the Nerf game. Dunno why.

I think a modern Nerf FPS could be interesting, something more realistic than Arena Blast though. Maybe on par with MW2 in realism (not completely nuts like ArmA or so, just enough to feel like a real Nerf fight). Sure, you could go out and do a real life Nerf war but have you seen the price tags on some of these guns?

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #167 on: February 05, 2010, 12:51:55 AM »
Order Up and Groovin Blocks were reviewed well. Everything else...

M&Ms Adventure? Remember when we got cool mascot games like Cool Spot? I recall that being a decent platformer.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #168 on: February 05, 2010, 01:00:44 AM »
Since Pro used some mana to summon him like Bahamut.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #169 on: February 05, 2010, 05:43:55 PM »
Some of you are mean, mean people...

I'm sure it looks pretty darn close to what the finished Nintendo wall will look like... Third Parties hate me.
The question is though, could third-parties have released something that would've interested you?

I can't honestly say.  Two of the 3rd party games were gifts, one was bought at full price (GH3) and one was bought via Amazon super-cheap.  If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't have got GH3.

Looking over my GCN collection, I have 57 (unique) titles.  22 are 3rd party games - about 40%.  Have my tastes changed that much?  Or are third parties just not getting my attention?
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #170 on: February 05, 2010, 06:11:00 PM »
Remember when we got cool mascot games like Cool Spot? I recall that being a decent platformer.
A friend of mine had that for the Sega Genesis. I recall liking it, though I can't remember anything specific about it. Honestly, I don't really understand where these licence games come from. Are there people out there who like M&M's and make some sort of connection that a game based on their favourite candy would be fun?

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« Reply #171 on: February 05, 2010, 06:13:31 PM »
Remember when we got cool mascot games like Cool Spot? I recall that being a decent platformer.
A friend of mine had that for the Sega Genesis. I recall liking it, though I can't remember anything specific about it. Honestly, I don't really understand where these licence games come from. Are there people out there who like M&M's and make some sort of connection that a game based on their favourite candy would be fun?

I love playing Monopoly.
My in-laws got me some M&M edition Monopoly for Christmas.  I had to pretend like I liked it.  Seriously?  I mean, I know they tried and all, but yeah, that's such a weird license to make games off of.
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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #172 on: February 05, 2010, 06:18:46 PM »
What were the properties in the M&M's Monopoly? Were they the various colours and types of M&M's candy?

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #173 on: February 05, 2010, 06:22:05 PM »
Funny you should mention that.. apparently M&M is a long-running smash-hit Wii franchise

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Oct. 23: Napoleon Dynamite from Crave Entertainment
>2004...

Oct. 30: Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch™ Stole Christmas from DSI Games
>2000...

Oct. 19: Betty Boop's™ "Double Shift" from DSI Games
>1930s...

M&M'S® Kart Racing from DSI Games
>??

I know third parties shamelessly flood the shelves with movie/tv tie-ins, but seriously did DSI and Crave just wander around blockbuster for game ideas?

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=22636.msg377863#msg377863

Third parties wasted no time in erecting that wall.

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Re: The 3rd Party Wall of Shame
« Reply #174 on: February 05, 2010, 06:25:08 PM »
http://www.etailgifts.com/images/mms.jpg

It's hard to tell from the picture, but the properties are replaced with "ads" from various times in the M&M lifespan.

Yeah...
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