Comments for Nintendojo http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:41:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Comment on Watch Dogs Receives First Wii U Screens by ejamer http://www.nintendojo.com/news/watch-dogs-receives-first-wii-u-screens#comment-24764 ejamer Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:41:12 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133662#comment-24764 Don't get your hopes up too high. Early reviews suggest that gamepad implementation isn't a big deal. They also consistently mention framerate issues, and I haven't seen anything suggesting that the delay for the Wii U version did it any favors. In fact it sounds like this game could (arguably) be the worst version of Watch Dogs released. Maybe that's an overreaction, maybe not. We'll have to wait for some more reviews to come out (and probably try playing ourselves) before really knowing. Don’t get your hopes up too high.

Early reviews suggest that gamepad implementation isn’t a big deal. They also consistently mention framerate issues, and I haven’t seen anything suggesting that the delay for the Wii U version did it any favors. In fact it sounds like this game could (arguably) be the worst version of Watch Dogs released.

Maybe that’s an overreaction, maybe not. We’ll have to wait for some more reviews to come out (and probably try playing ourselves) before really knowing.

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Comment on He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: The N64 Controller by CoopCouple http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not-the-n64-controller#comment-24674 CoopCouple Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:13:40 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=132127#comment-24674 From personal experience, it can be rather difficult to find a Nintendo brand N64 controller with a tight joystick. From personal experience, it can be rather difficult to find a Nintendo brand N64 controller with a tight joystick.

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Comment on Watch Dogs Receives First Wii U Screens by CoopCouple http://www.nintendojo.com/news/watch-dogs-receives-first-wii-u-screens#comment-24673 CoopCouple Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:08:06 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133662#comment-24673 I'd love to see how Watchdogs incorporates the Wii U gamepad into the gameplay. I haven't played the game for any console yet, but I'd be interested in seeing how the Wii U version stacks up against, say, the PS4 version. I’d love to see how Watchdogs incorporates the Wii U gamepad into the gameplay. I haven’t played the game for any console yet, but I’d be interested in seeing how the Wii U version stacks up against, say, the PS4 version.

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Comment on Reflections on a GameStop Divorce by geoffrey http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/reflections-on-a-gamestop-divorce#comment-24611 geoffrey Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:50:15 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133813#comment-24611 I avoid Gamestop (well, EB Games most of the time here in Canada) like the plague whenever possible. I've never really been pushed after the card or preorders, but the one that drive me insane is their extended warranty BS. I take exceptional care of my games; I still have multiple NES games in their boxes in as good a condition as one could expect with pristine instruction manuals, for example. I understand the reasoning for getting it on used disc games, and have on rare occasion done that. But never, ever on new games. My personal "party change" moment came when I was picking up Yoshi's Island DS. I was second in line, and the person ahead of me was your stock uninformed mom who caved into every sales pitch the cashier was feeding her. I was alright mildly irritated when it came my turn to pay, and he immediately launches into the identical clearly scripted speech about how I "really should get the extended warranty because it's the smart thing to do yadda yadda." I cut him off midsentance, told him "it's a cartridge; I couldn't break it with a hammer if I tried," paid for it, and GTFOed. The only three times since then that I've boughten anything from any of their stores was 1) Xenoblade, 2) The Last Story, and 3) the time I was in there with a friend and happened to stumble upon a used copy of the Club NIntendo Game and Watch DS cart for $5. There's just no reason to buy anything from them anymore, and especially not new. Why would I endure all of their nonsense just to risk getting stuck with a shelf copy that isn't actually new anymore, when I could go to Best Buy, buy it for the same price, not get harassed, know it'll be a new copy, and use their arguably superior rewards card on top of it? I avoid Gamestop (well, EB Games most of the time here in Canada) like the plague whenever possible. I’ve never really been pushed after the card or preorders, but the one that drive me insane is their extended warranty BS.

I take exceptional care of my games; I still have multiple NES games in their boxes in as good a condition as one could expect with pristine instruction manuals, for example. I understand the reasoning for getting it on used disc games, and have on rare occasion done that. But never, ever on new games. My personal “party change” moment came when I was picking up Yoshi’s Island DS. I was second in line, and the person ahead of me was your stock uninformed mom who caved into every sales pitch the cashier was feeding her. I was alright mildly irritated when it came my turn to pay, and he immediately launches into the identical clearly scripted speech about how I “really should get the extended warranty because it’s the smart thing to do yadda yadda.” I cut him off midsentance, told him “it’s a cartridge; I couldn’t break it with a hammer if I tried,” paid for it, and GTFOed. The only three times since then that I’ve boughten anything from any of their stores was 1) Xenoblade, 2) The Last Story, and 3) the time I was in there with a friend and happened to stumble upon a used copy of the Club NIntendo Game and Watch DS cart for $5.

There’s just no reason to buy anything from them anymore, and especially not new. Why would I endure all of their nonsense just to risk getting stuck with a shelf copy that isn’t actually new anymore, when I could go to Best Buy, buy it for the same price, not get harassed, know it’ll be a new copy, and use their arguably superior rewards card on top of it?

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Comment on Reflections on a GameStop Divorce by decoupage http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/reflections-on-a-gamestop-divorce#comment-24604 decoupage Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:31:13 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133813#comment-24604 I used to work for Sam's Club (as a cashier, the 3rd fastest in the store btw), and the pressure to up-sell members to a plus account was insane. Most of the members (customers) were annoyed, having a no answer for me ahead of the question. The last straw was when we were given scripts that included extremely optimistic savings potential for our members (I believe it was, you will save 5,000 dollars a year). I gave my two weeks notice (happily) and was still getting brow beaten for not getting my two plus membership goal a day. With that rant completed, my loyalty to Gamestop ended when I paid $60 for a "brand new" copy of a game, only to receive an open copy. I did my own little one year boycott, and afterwards reduced my shopping experience with them to times where they had the best deal. I used to work for Sam’s Club (as a cashier, the 3rd fastest in the store btw), and the pressure to up-sell members to a plus account was insane. Most of the members (customers) were annoyed, having a no answer for me ahead of the question. The last straw was when we were given scripts that included extremely optimistic savings potential for our members (I believe it was, you will save 5,000 dollars a year). I gave my two weeks notice (happily) and was still getting brow beaten for not getting my two plus membership goal a day.

With that rant completed, my loyalty to Gamestop ended when I paid $60 for a “brand new” copy of a game, only to receive an open copy. I did my own little one year boycott, and afterwards reduced my shopping experience with them to times where they had the best deal.

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Comment on Reflections on a GameStop Divorce by xeacons http://www.nintendojo.com/features/editorials/reflections-on-a-gamestop-divorce#comment-24580 xeacons Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:37:35 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133813#comment-24580 I could write a book about my bad experiences at Gamestop. I too have turned to online, either shopping sites or digital downloads to satisfy an obscure gaming need. I just hope low sales and maybe some new leadership can turn around a store that once held good memories. I could write a book about my bad experiences at Gamestop. I too have turned to online, either shopping sites or digital downloads to satisfy an obscure gaming need.
I just hope low sales and maybe some new leadership can turn around a store that once held good memories.

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Comment on Review: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley by Jon Stevens http://www.nintendojo.com/reviews/review-harvest-moon-the-lost-valley#comment-24512 Jon Stevens Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:59:44 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?post_type=reviews&p=133690#comment-24512 I love the Harvest Moon series. It's a concept that (like things like Euro Truck Simulator) shouldn't be fun, and yet is utterly engrossing. That said, I still haven't found a game in the series that really beats Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town. It's good to see that they are trying new things with the series - even if it hasn't fully worked this time. I love the Harvest Moon series. It’s a concept that (like things like Euro Truck Simulator) shouldn’t be fun, and yet is utterly engrossing.

That said, I still haven’t found a game in the series that really beats Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town. It’s good to see that they are trying new things with the series – even if it hasn’t fully worked this time.

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Comment on New Splatoon Single-Player Details Revealed by geoffrey http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-splatoon-single-player-details-revealed#comment-24504 geoffrey Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:58:44 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133774#comment-24504 This. All of this. Except that I'll get the physical copy, since I always get the physical copy. I too almost never play shooters, and even less than that online (the sole exception being a bit of Modern Warfare well after it came out), but I will be all over this game the instant it comes out. This. All of this. Except that I’ll get the physical copy, since I always get the physical copy. I too almost never play shooters, and even less than that online (the sole exception being a bit of Modern Warfare well after it came out), but I will be all over this game the instant it comes out.

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Comment on Nintendo Download: 11.21.2014 by decoupage http://www.nintendojo.com/news/now-playing/nintendo-download-11-21-2014#comment-24497 decoupage Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:38:21 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133743#comment-24497 What an awful week to release Watch Dogs; in the N64 days Nintendo would have forced Ubisoft to release in September or December. What an awful week to release Watch Dogs; in the N64 days Nintendo would have forced Ubisoft to release in September or December.

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Comment on New Splatoon Single-Player Details Revealed by penduin http://www.nintendojo.com/news/new-splatoon-single-player-details-revealed#comment-24492 penduin Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:40:18 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=133774#comment-24492 Splatoon hits all my buttons. Somehow. I am not one for shooters, teams, or online play, with a few exceptions to each. This is all three but is one of my most eagerly awaited games. The solid-looking single player adventure just supports what I already knew - I'm downloading Splatoon the day it becomes available. Splatoon hits all my buttons. Somehow. I am not one for shooters, teams, or online play, with a few exceptions to each. This is all three but is one of my most eagerly awaited games. The solid-looking single player adventure just supports what I already knew – I’m downloading Splatoon the day it becomes available.

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