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#1 Posted by PoindeJ (686 posts) -

It matters some to me. I'm a big Nintendo fan, though I recently got an Xbox 360 to accompany my well-loved Wii. If I thought about getting a PS4, backwards compatibility would matter to me a lot, because if it were backwards compatible I could play a bunch of PS3 exclusives I missed out on.

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#2 Posted by PoindeJ (686 posts) -

Super Paper Mario is really the only Wii retail Mario RPG, though it's more of a platformer-adventure with RPG elements than a traditional RPG.

If you've never played it, though, Paper Mario is on the virtual console and is excellent. I actually played its GameCube sequel, The Thousand-Year Door before the original. I was worried about it feeling inferior and thus not as enjoyable, but I was quite wrong. Highly recommended.

There's also Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the VC (which I admittedly haven't played).

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So since Patcher says Nintendo is in 'disarray', then Nintendo is ACTUALLY exactly where it should be. (Sorry, couldn't help myself. The 'everything-Patcher-says-is-true-if-you-turn-it-opposite' game is just too darn fun.)

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So glad this is coming to North America now. I can't wait! This + Xenoblade Chronicles = 2012 for the Wii redeemed.

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Pokemon Black... 2??? Wait I don't understand... will there be new Pokemon, or no? So confused... And interesting they're releasing it for the DS still. They've GOT to be working on Pokemon 3DS...

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Black Ops 2? Really Activision? This is where things are going to start going downhill. They're gonna peak at MW3. And they claim they "innovate" so much...

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Scribblenauts for Wii U using the tablet controller. 3D polygonal models instead of 2D sprites. Calling it right now.

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#8 Posted by PoindeJ (686 posts) -

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Uncharted 3 got a 10 on IGN. How is that a flop in any universe?

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I believe when GS posts their score is when a game is considered a flop... you never actually see anyone call it a flop till then. And going by your logic, SS didn't flop 10/10 Edge and GI 10/10.

...Well, yeah. I agree with that logic. Skyward Sword has a 95 on Metacritic, and also got a 10 on IGN. How could anyone ever view that as a flop?

I guess I don't get the "only GameSpot's reviews matter" viewpoint of System Wars in determining what flops and what doesn't. As if GameSpot's reviews are the only ones that hold any weight.

This "flop" business is just nonsense.

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#9 Posted by PoindeJ (686 posts) -

That's what happens when you release a peripheral four years into a console's life cycle -- very few games to support it. Wii MotionPlus hasn't fared much better (minus Skyward Sword). Kinect actually does have games, although their quality isn't very comparable.

Also I don't think Sony is nearly dedicated to motion control as Nintendo or even Microsoft -- they just didn't want to get left in the dust.

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#10 Posted by PoindeJ (686 posts) -

Anyone who has a Wii who remotely cares about Nintendo games is getting Skyward Sword. Seriously, do you know anyone who's actively decided to skip it? I don't. Also remember that, even if many of them are casuals, there are almost 90 million Wiis out there in the world, far more than any previous Nintendo console.

And Super Mario 3D Land is the first real killer app for 3DS (that isn't a remake), so it'll sell. More than that -- it'll push hardware. This has already happened in Japan.