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MartinB105 said:
Price is not a reason to choose Nintendo either. Once you factor in the price of games, Nintendo is the most expensive option. New Super Mario...
I agree with you for the most part. I'm quite happy to pay full price to show my support where the game is original, excellent and it's clear that a lot of love and work has gone into its development. That goes for games like Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime, Super Mario 3D World (which I just ordered today) as well as non-Nintendo games like The Last Of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, Uncharted and God Of War. I guess my problem is where I feel that some aspect of the product doesn't hold up to the price being demanded, whether it's the fact that the game is a remake or whether it has low-end production values (it's depressing to see amazing games like Rayman Legends and Origins with beautiful hand-drawn art selling for peanuts whilst 2D Mario's continue to demand full price). As for Ocarina Of Time 3D, Amazon has it, but it's $39.99, which is five bucks more than you were looking for. It's an option if you're really desparate though.
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justonecomment said:
This was pure Wii U bashing...nothing friendly about it. No mention of how Wii U exclusives are among the highest rated or the advantages of the...
Exactly, Nintendo are typically only less expensive at launch. If you can't wait a few months for price drops - often 50%+ - then sure, Nintendo is cheaper than Sony. OTOH, if like me, you've got so many games in your backlog that buying games on launch day simply makes no sense, then you can easily get most PS3 games for typically between just £8 and £15, rather than the £35+ that Nintendo usually asks for.
Default-user MartinB105
MartinB105 said:
Price is not a reason to choose Nintendo either. Once you factor in the price of games, Nintendo is the most expensive option. New Super Mario...
I'm not convinced that your argument really holds up for replay value. It makes sense for multiplayer games like Smash Bros. and Mario Kart (I played Mario Kart Wii around once a week for over four years!), but I honestly can't say that I'm too inclined to go back and play Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess or Metroid Prime III (though I do keep them), especially given how many quality games are available on various platforms today. I can't argue with the quality of Nintendo exclusive games though, but quality also needs to be taken into consideration with production values too: Producing a New Super Mario Bros costs a fraction of what it takes to produce a GTAV, The Last Of Us or a Tomb Raider, so even if it's a very high quality polished game, it's still hard to justify purchasing at full price. Same goes with the likes of Wind Waker HD (though it's a very polished remake, it's still a remake that didn't need the kind of design, writing, etc. work that an original production requires). I'm not criticising Nintendo for pricing just to start an argument; I'm saying it because the Wii U is doing terrible right now and I feel that this is one of the reasons behind why it's doing terrible. I spend a ton of money on PSN and PlayStation games, yet I don't feel very inclined to do likewise on my Wii U (or my Wii prior to that).
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Eric Gipson said:
This is the first I'm hearing of certain Wii games not working with the Wii U... Every Single Wii game I've tried works just fine on my console....
I'm not aware of anything that doesn't work either; maybe games with special controllers or peripherals? Having said that, even my Wii Rock Band games work on the Wii U, so I'm really not sure.
Default-user MartinB105
justonecomment said:
This was pure Wii U bashing...nothing friendly about it. No mention of how Wii U exclusives are among the highest rated or the advantages of the...
No mention of how Wii U games are the most expensive either. New Super Mario Bros. U still costs £34.99 on Amazon. Games on competing systems rarely cost anything close to that by six months after release, let alone a whole year. Many of the best games on competing systems from 2013 cost less than half of that.
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Lunar15 said:
Wii U will remain the system to own through 2014, and this is basically fact. With the Order being pushed to next year, and a slew of games that...
As an owner of both PS4 and Wii U, I know which system I'm more excited for. Sure, Nintendo is more of a known quantity, but that quantity is extremely small. You can't claim a great line-up on the basis of "surely more" either, as that can be equally applied to the PS4. And lets not forget how "surely more" worked out on the Wii U in 2013! (I owned 5 Wii U games by the end of the year, having bought the Wii U on launch day). And I say all this as someone who cares not one jot for the FPS genre. inFamous: Second Son, The Witness, Uncharted 4, Rime, DriveClub, Outlast, The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886 and Shadow Of The Beast are all none-FPS games that I'm looking forward to. The Wii U has Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze as of right now for me (I don't care about Smash Bros, and I'm undecided on X).
Default-user MartinB105
Price is not a reason to choose Nintendo either. Once you factor in the price of games, Nintendo is the most expensive option. New Super Mario Bros. U? Still £34.99 a year after release! Nintendo rarely do price drops, so you pay full price or you don't get the games. On the other hand, games on competing systems like Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Ni no Kuni can be had for £15 each, and no doubt these kind of price drops will continue on the PS4 and Xbox One. So, factor in just ten games with price difference like these and you've already saved yourself £200 - MORE than the cost difference between the Wii U and PS4! I could go on and on about how Nintendo are experts in extracting cash from their players (Virtual Console prices, lack of digital sales, nothing comparable to PS+, etc.), but suffice to say that Nintendo is a poor choice if you're looking for the cheap option. (And for what it's worth, I own systems from both sides: PS3, PS4, Vita, Nintendo DS, Wii and Wii U)
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Xenoblade Chronicles is 2011, not 2012! Also, Pikmin 2 is 2009!
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