‘Wii U’ poll results prove nothing

February 29, 2012

Hands up who is going to buy a Wii U when Nintendo finally puts it on sale. I have to ask for a show of hands because the results of our most recent poll appear to prove absolutely nothing of consequence.

Nintendo’s immediate future isn’t looking all that rosy right now. And the Wii U is by no means guaranteed to repeat the success of the original Wii. Do people really want a slightly better Wii with tablets as controllers? I’m not convinced, but what do you lot think?

Surprisingly little by the looks of it. Last month we asked, ‘Will you buy a Wii U?’ to which you replied:

Never! 78
Yes, definitely. 76
Yes, eventually. 76
Possibly, though I doubt it. 76
Wii U, what’s that? 76
Probably, if it’s good. 75
No thanks. 72

Total Votes: 529

So, ‘Never’ has it with 78 votes. Unfortunately the next four results in order of popularity each had 76 votes.

This is the second month in a row that the number of votes for each answer have been suspiciously close. I smell a rat. An effort to fix the poll so that every answer has an almost-equal number of votes. Which would clearly make holding the poll a clearly pointless activity. So this month’s poll (now available to vote on over there on the left) could be the last.

This month we’re asking, ‘Will the PS Vita be the last ever handheld games console?’ This was inspired by the fact that many of you seem to have either already purchased a PS Vita or are planning on doing so. Which flies in the face of the assumption that we’re moving towards a one-device-rules-all future where a single smartphone or tablet will cater to all your needs.

Feel free to vote. Or don’t. Whatever. Stopping the poll means less work for yours truly.

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108 Responses to “‘Wii U’ poll results prove nothing”

  1. dans303:

    Stupid people. What a bunch of twonks.

  2. phranctoast:

    This is weird. I was meaning to ask what was up with the suspicious numbers twice in a row. Can’t you guys tell whats happening with that?

  3. Dave Parrack:

    I’ve had a tinker with the settings. We’ll see if it makes any difference. Twonks!

  4. Ivan_PSP:

    The Wii U is interesting it looks like is gonna be on par with the BEAST aka PlayStation 3. But knowing is from Nintendo I know I wont keep the interest for very long. Nintendo makes worse game then Microsoft.

    As for PlayStation Vita I’m using now my 3G model it rocks like hell. This is another dream machine. Oh and I still play PlayStation Portable a lot.

  5. Barnabe Jones:

    For what it’s worth, I voted “Possibly, though I doubt it”.

    I really have no interest in it, but as long as there’s a good Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, I’ll probably bite.

    If I do get one, it’s going to be a few years down the road. My Wii is only about 2 years old.

    I think we’ve covered this, but ‘Will the PS Vita be the last ever handheld games console?’ … no way.

    Angry Birds type games are nifty little novelties, but would they keep you entertained on a flight/drive that lasts hours?

    At the moment, IOS games are extremely poor quality, and have poor controls to boot. “Gamers” aren’t the demographic for those types of games. Even if the quality of games gets better, the controls are always going to be an issue.

    As long as people are serious about playing good games, there will be a market for dedicated handheld consoles.

  6. Kushy:

    Yeah I’m with BJ on ths one, i will likely pick one up if the Zelda rocks (how can it not?).

    “Nintendo makes worse game then Microsoft”

    @Ivan

    Wow… you actually really are retarded!

  7. CarlB:

    As long as there is children there will always be a market for dedicated handheld consoles… at least until holographic gaming takes off. There is nothing stopping a system like Vita from having all the capabilities of a smartphone except adoption and momentum. Right now it is has the best quality games, but a fraction of the capabilities. The more smartphone capabilities handhelds gain the more reason adults will have to carry them with them.

    “Angry Birds type games” may keep some busy for hours, but there are better options, such as Football Manager, Final Fantasy III, Sword & Sorcery EP, Chaos Rings, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Sonic CD, Bard’s Tale, Battle For Wesnoth, Space Miner, Real Racing, Infinity Blade, Final Fantasy Tactics, Baseball Superstars, Sid Meier’s Pirates, etc. which are more than capable of being engaging for hours at a time.

    Though AB is a typical target of finger pointing from detractors, people forget that though some of these games may be “bite sized” (they still last several hours for the main game), you can still get 50 for the price of one Vita game, and that games such as Swords and Soldiers, Age of Zombies, Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, Critter Crunch, Tales of Monkey Island, and Civ Rev are still amongst the highest rated titles even on home consoles with little to no difference from having touch control.

    Vita does shine right now as the most advanced gaming handheld though… but so did Lynx… and Turbo Express… and Game Gear… and NeoGeo Pocket… the difference is Sony did relatively well with PSP, but they seem to be selling a fraction of Vita’s comparatively in the first launch weeks by region… Sony says they are willing to weather the storm of low sales and are happy with them… we’ll see how developer’s take to those results and that sales philosophy in the long run.

    Another dedicated handheld that launched for around $300 was the Turbo Express in 1990, “it was also designed to be a portable version of the home console Turbo Graphx 16. It was the most advanced handheld of its time and could play all the TurboGrafx-16′s games (which were on a small, credit-card sized media called HuCards). (about 100 titles)
    Despite its technical advantages, the Turbo Express was not very popular or known with gamers. In addition to NEC’s disastrous marketing, the fact that the handheld was initially released for $299.99 did not help matters (because of this price tag it was labeled as the Rolls Royce of handhelds).”

    These similarities aside, it also had a much smaller screen that often went bad, lasted 3 hours on 6 AA batteries, and didn’t have a successful console as a parent system.

    Perhaps the best system to compare Vita to would be PSP, it’s predecessor. “Then-CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Ken Kutaragi called the device the ‘Walkman of the 21st Century’ in a reference to the console’s multimedia capabilities… (even then these were of import over games alone) Sony also released a list of 99 developer companies that had pledged support for the new handheld.”

    In comparison, Sony released a list of about 90 developers for Vita, and has recently stated that they aren’t “jumping ship” since vita’s low sales in it’s home territory of Japan.

    At it’s launch in Japan, the PSP went for “about US$181 in 2004) for the base model and ¥24,800 (about US$226 in 2004) for the Value System.”

    Not surprisingly, the vita isn’t selling well at a higher price, but most encouragingly, the PSP is still selling well nearly seven years after it’s release, and the only handheld to survive so long against Nintendo.

  8. me_:

    I got a Wii on day one but it did have a launch game that’s got a metacritic of 95, that has to be rare.

    If the Wii U is a decent step up in graphics from the PS3/360 and has some decent games I’ll get one at launch. If it has fantastic launch games I’ll probably get it even if the hardware is crap.

    If it has Mario Galaxy 3 I’ll be camping out :P

  9. oldschool1987:

    “This is the second month in a row that the number of votes for each answer have been suspiciously close. I smell a rat.”

    Surely you can check IP addresses and see who voted more than once?

    I voted for “Yes, eventually”

  10. dans303:

    Assassins Creed III is set during the American Revolution?

    http://kotaku.com/5889489/is-this-the-star-of-assassins-creed-iii

  11. FahKinSuPah:

    “Never! 78″

    78 people are Sony fanboys.

  12. Barnabe Jones:

    Dans,

    I saw that. Looks really interesting. If it’s true, it would be interesting to see how they pull it off. The games tend to be pretty historically correct. There weren’t high buildings, or large crowds back then, so it would be interesting to see how they pull it off.

  13. ncaissie:

    At Dave. When you log in the poll lets you vote until you view the results. You have to log each vote by user I’d not ip and check if they voted each time the poll page is loaded.
    George should be able to fix that.

  14. dans303:

    @BJ

    I’m just glad for a fresh setting tbh. I haven’t played Revelations yet (I’ll get stuck into that in the summer) but I’m already content with seeing the back of Italy. This new direction can only be good for the series IMHO.

  15. twilight:

    The Wii sucks.
    As far as voting goes, we all know that it was not the Ps3 people.
    Ivan,
    As far as games go, Microsoft is just as crappy as Nintento is. In fact, they are probably worse because Microsoft came out and said they weren’t even going to invest in new i.p’s.

  16. Roca.:

    “Wii U poll results prove nothing”

    just like the Wii U itself ;)

  17. dans303:

    “As far as games go, Microsoft is just as crappy as Nintento is. In fact, they are probably worse because Microsoft came out and said they weren’t even going to invest in new i.p’s.”

    And the Wii’s success relies on what? Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid, . . .

  18. phranctoast:

    I also still haven’t played revelations. I don’t know how I feel about American Revolution setting. I was strangely satisfied with the Renaissance setting even though I thought it would be shit compared to the Middle Age setting of AC1.

    I guess I really prefer a setting that isn’t just 500+ years old.

  19. Roca.:

    I think we’re getting too many Assassin’s Creed. I know for sure I won’t be getting the next one (or the current one).

    AC games are long and require you to dedicate some serious time on it. AC games are not like COD or Madden, which you can experience everything they have to offer in 2 days. Yet, we’re still getting yearly release for it.

    Imagine getting a GTA, Zelda, or FF game every year. Their magic will just die…which, for me, is exactly what has happened to AC.

  20. Roca.:

    “And the Wii’s success relies on what? Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid”

    Wii best seller titles were new IPs ;)
    Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Wii Play, Wii Fit 8)

  21. dans303:

    “Wii best seller titles were new IPs ;)
    Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Wii Play, Wii Fit 8)”

    You’re right. My bad. :D

  22. dans303:

    @phranc, bj

    American Rev setting looks promising..

    “He certainly looks like an assassin, but there are little clues as to how this character will act and use his surroundings. Note the native American necklace, his stereotypically native American leggings, his bow and arrows, and his massive tomahawk.

    Chances are this guy will be a born hunter, using his surroundings to get the drop on his enemies. Climbing typically wild west canyons, blending in and out of vegetation and using the lay of the land to his advantage would make for a superb premise.

    Imagine the world of Red Dead Redemption in Assassin’s Creed 3 and you can start to see how this would work. So suddenly this character isn’t just relying on buildings and structures that just happen to be right where he wants them, he’s adapting to survive, similar to how Snake does what he can to survive in Metal Gear Solid 3.

    Apart from countryside areas, is would make sense to include Alamo-style forts and other heavily guarded structures that this new character must infiltrate. The real sweetener would be a visit to a fledgling New York, in the same vein as the Leonardo Di Caprio film Gangs of New York.

    Or even the Mel Gibson vehicle The Patriot, in which Gibson and Heath Ledger form a rebel militia group to drive the British our of America in 1776. This led to insane war scenes, lots of stelthy scheming and conspiracies. The subject material is ripe for the Assassin’s Creed 3 treatment.

    The geography might be off on this one, but New York would give fans of Assassin’s Creed’s high-flying moments a real dose of the climbing and leaping they know and love. Plus, the setting would be downright awesome.”

    http://www.nowgamer.com/columns/nowgamer-team-blog/1266101/assassins_creed_3_setting_why_the_american_revolution_is_perfect.html

  23. dans303:

    @phranc, bj, but primarily roca

    “I haven’t given a single **** about Assassin’s Creed since the second one and I think it’s pretty disappointing that they are releasing them on a yearly basis now (which probably is one of the reasons I lost interest), but this has got me pretty damn curious if not legitimately interested in the third game. If Assassin’s Creed 3 was revealed to be set in Japan or the French Revolution, I would probably just think “neat” and go right back to whatever I was doing, but this has got me – like the rest of the internet – abuzz speculating like crazy over just a simple concept art leak.

    And honestly, what else were they going to go with? There are very few other settings they could have feasibly done that would have the same “star power” as the Revolutionary War does.

    George Washington
    Andrew Jackson
    John Adams
    John Handcock
    Alexander Hamilton
    Thomas Jefferson
    Benjamin Franklin

    The game practically sells itself. From a marketing standpoint, this is probably the smartest thing they could have done.

    With the nationality of the main character looking like it’s Native American, this sets up a lot of incredible potential for a really driven and conflicted story – exploring both sides of the conflict and featuring a lot of morally grey areas (after all, the country that is fighting for its freedom is the same one that committed genocide on the player’s entire race). Although, calling it now, I’ll bet you won’t take a side in the war itself, but rather you’ll have your own agenda assassinating figureheads on both sides.

    Thematically, it makes perfect sense to round out the trilogy by coming back to America and by the very nature of how Desmond’s world is in 2012, you know going into this that the Templars are going to win and that you may very well be the last of the Assassins.”

    http://boards.ign.com/assassins_creed/b8627/208292533/p1/?0

    Any change in your opinion now?

  24. Barnabe Jones:

    Both really good reads. I’m sold on the setting. :)

    I have to admit, I loved 2, but kind of fell off after it. I need to play Brotherhood and Revelations to get all caught up.

  25. phranctoast:

    The Native American background could work. At least they would mostly rely on weapons more prominent in the other 4 games.

    Gangs of NY takes place roughly about 100 years after the American revolution though. Same with RDR.

    Nothing seems old enough in America to give the same feeling that the other games did. There’s few castles in the United states and absolutely no castles during the AR as the first one was built 10 years after Independence day.

  26. Roca.:

    “Any change in your opinion now?”

    I’m not saying AC games are shit or anything like that..I just think we’re getting too much AC..and that is why I have lost interest in the series.

    I finished and platted AC2 a few months before Brotherhood came out. I loved AC2 but at the time I didn’t care for Brotherhood (still sitting in my shelf unopened) because I needed a break from AC…Before I was ready to play Brotherhood, Revelations was announced and released and now we have AC3 coming out this year.

    I kind of lost interest in the series. If the Demon’s Souls series (probably my favorite IP this gen) were to be released on a yearly basis I would’ve lost interest in it as well

  27. phranctoast:

    Them rushning to get the games out for the Holiday season is also the reason I have yet to buy one of them at full price. They drop in price drastically rather quick, and there’s other games I have’t played from Holiday of last year anyway.

    Brotherhood was a great game however, and I’m sure Revelations will be too.

    I can see Roca’s point though. While the quality of the game as far as I can tell have yet to suffer, the schedule of them waters down the experience a bit.

  28. twilight:

    Microsoft is so corporate greedy it’s unreal. I actually linked my You Tube account up yesterday for the first time and I can’t get to the standard music videos because Microsoft blocked them all. I asked my friend about this and I was told it was because of Microsoft’s Zune service.

  29. ncaissie:

    “Wii best seller titles were new IPs
    Wii Sports, Sports Resort, Wii Play, Wii Fit ”
    They were packaged with the system with the wii fit exception though. I got wii fit because I thought it would be integrated with new games.

  30. Roca.:

    @Twilight
    What a shitty thing to do. Not only you need to be a gold member to enjoy YouTube (which is free everywhere) but you also don’t get to enjoy 100% of YouTube.

    They are charging for a free service while blocking one of its most valuable type of content.

  31. Roca.:

    @ncaissie
    “I got wii fit because I thought it would be integrated with new games”

    Everyone thought the same thing…same goes for the Motion Plus, Wii Zapper, Wii Speak & Wii Remote Plus

    all of them were a waste of money tha were only integrated in a few games.

  32. Godless:

    Twilight

    “I can’t get to the standard music videos because Microsoft blocked them all. I asked my friend about this and I was told it was because of Microsoft’s Zune service.”

    I use the you tube for music most times I log in, I have never noticed it block anything.

    try “The irrepressibles in this shirt”

    got to be my fav tune for a while no, with a mad video to go with it.

    You can also use the new music app (and I have totally forgotten what its called. but it’s free and really easy to use, kind of like last FM but lets you search directly for songs rather than bands or genres. though I’ll admit the search input is a pain in the arse without a keyboard plugged in.

    Have you totally flopped back into PS3 fangirl mode?

    Keep it real twilight ;)

  33. Kushy:

    “Have you totally flopped back into PS3 fangirl mode?

    Keep it real twilight”

    Yup, until the Vita does something to piss her off! lol

  34. twilight:

    Godless,
    That’s probably because you live in a different country. I am only referring to official music videos. Nearly every standard music video that is sold in Zune marketplace is filtered out of You Tube.

  35. Barnabe Jones:

    “I just think we’re getting too much AC”

    Yeah I think that’s why I fell off with it. I want to get caught up at some point though.

    If they released Uncharted, and Metal Gear every year, I’d feel the same way too. I need a break no matter how much I love the series.

  36. twilight:

    “Keep it real”–Damned if I do and damned if I don’t and I just don’t care. As Roca says, “what a waste.”

  37. ncaissie:

    They could release GOW and uncharted every year and I wouldn’t lose interest.

  38. oldschool1987:

    AC for me has gotten tired. I loved AC 2, I mean really loved it. Brotherhood was more of the same which disappointed me after the vast improvement from the 1st to 2nd, completed it nonetheless. Revolution is the same as the last two, I’m half way through it and cba dragging myself to the end even though I love the story of AC. I’ll complete it one day but I can’t bring myself to play it often.

  39. twilight:

    I think it’s better in general for most franchises not to release sequels every year coming because they run the risk of the franchise being less creative and burning some gamers out with constant yearly sequels. With that being said though, I would certainly buy my favorite games if they came out on a yearly basis. I would love to have a Bayonetta/Castlevania sequel. The collector’s edition of Castlevania that I purchased was worth every penny.

  40. FahKinSuPah:

    I never bought AC: Brotherhood. I only borrowed it from my nephew. I love the AC series but I was a little dissapointed with Brotherhood, and am currently making no attempt to get Revelations because of the crappy mulitiplayer. AC is a series that seems better suited for single player enjoyment, not some tacked on MP mode. I never got all of the achievements in Brotherhood (unlock the first 2 games I have 100%) and I most likely will never make an attempt to get them all.

    Maybe i will play Revelations when I can get it for under $20 or borrow it from someone.

  41. phranctoast:

    The multiplayer in Brotherhood was actually pretty good, and not just tacked on. It’s unique and a breath of fresh air as far as MP is concerned. Did you try it Fahkin?

    I haven’t played MP that made me more anxious. You have to assassinate your mark while you appear as someone elses but you don’t know who. Trying to act as an NPC would is an interesting twist to the whole MP thing. Hell.. I thought it was good. I just didn’t feel like playing to level 50 for the trophy.

    At the very least they should have done what ME3 is doing and make MP trophies also achievable with an alternate SP optional trophy.

  42. oldschool1987:

    I platted AC2 but making a trophy for level 50 in Brotherhood felt like a cheap way to force us to invest time in MP. I got to level 20 odd. It’s fun for a while but I do agree with Fahk here.

  43. Roca.:

    Sony might already have the best reviewed title of the year

    Out of 25 reviews, “Journey” average review score is 95

    100 Anait Games
    100 Digital Spy
    100 Gamelitist
    100 GodisaGeek
    100 Joystiq
    100 MediaKick
    100 OPM
    100 PSNStores
    100 Push Square
    100 SPOnG
    100 STN
    100 The Sixth Axis
    100 Vandal
    95 GamesCatalyst
    95 PSNation
    93 BeefJack
    90 Eurogamer
    90 Gametrailers
    90 GVC
    90 IGN
    90 Inc Gamers
    90 NowGamer
    90 VideoGamer
    80 Edge
    80 Just Push Start

  44. Roca.:

    no surprise to see EDGE at the bottom of the list ;)

  45. Barnabe Jones:

    Wow Edge gave it an 80??!?!?

    They hate video games.

  46. FahKinSuPah:

    @phranc

    I did play the MP mode in brotherhood. I didn’t like it.

  47. dans303:

    I have very mixed feelings about the AC MP. Like phranc said, it is very good. At times.

    The premise is sound, the only thing ruining the experience is the players themsleves. Those that sprint around and climb onto the roofs make the game degenerate into a sprinting match rather than a stealth/sneaking match.

    But if you do get a lobby full of players the experience is much richer than COD, Battlefield, etc.

  48. dans303:

    I have all the MP trophies in Brotherhood, except the Level 50 one. I tried at Christmas but it seems that the servers are all but deserted. Either that or the horrible (horrible!) matchmaking in the game is being a twonk.

  49. Kushy:

    “They could release GOW and uncharted every year and I wouldn’t lose interest.”

    Lol, die hard till the end! :)

    “Out of 25 reviews, “Journey” average review score is 95″

    Awesome, this is for the Vita/PSN?

  50. oldschool1987:

    “Awesome, this is for the Vita/PSN?”

    Good point. Id get it for the Vita, not PS3.

  51. Roca.:

    @Kushy
    Journey is currently a PS3 only title

  52. dans303:

    Assassins Creed III Boxart:

    http://i.imgur.com/FNjjw.jpg

  53. phranctoast:

    “The premise is sound, the only thing ruining the experience is the players themsleves. Those that sprint around and climb onto the roofs make the game degenerate into a sprinting match rather than a stealth/sneaking match”

    Yeah. I guess I stopped playing prior to most people being asshats. I loved the Stealth aspect of it, and trying to pretend I was an NPC.

  54. ncaissie:

    “Maybe i will play Revelations when I can get it for under $20 or borrow it from someone.”
    That’s all I paid on boxing day. $20

  55. ncaissie:

    Journey looks retarded. The same idiots that like flow and flower( victor Lucus) like that game. And flower sucks ass.

  56. FahKinSuPah:

    Amazon is still charging an arm and a leg for it though. Oh well. I don’t really care. It’s not like I don’t have a billion other games to play, and ME3 is less than a week away.

  57. oldschool1987:

    Flow was a good game when it came out, how that makes me an idiot is beyond me. Explain.

  58. Roca.:

    Journey – Kotaku Review

    -Should You Play This Game?: YES
    -Why: Journey is a gorgeous, meditative game that combines disciplined design, cutting-edge technology and beautiful art into something remarkable and moving.

    ***My Two Favorite Things***

    1. Playing it for the first time and seeing how truly beautiful it is.

    2.Playing it for the second time and realizing how truly good it is.

    ***My Two Least-Favorite Things***

    1. Trying to avoid using overwrought language when writing about it, failing.

    2. Nothing else, really. That’s not to say it’s some big flawless perfect whatever, but Journey is what it is with supreme poise and confidence. What flaws it may have are not of the bullet-point variety.

    http://kotaku.com/5889425/journey-the-kotaku-review

  59. CarlB:

    Great reviews for journey roca… are you playing it on your Vita?

  60. ncaissie:

    Oh come on OS. Flow isn’t even a real game. You swim around as a sperm and grow and can’t even die. They tried to copy spore and failed miserably. It is just as shitty as ET on the 2600. Don’t tell me you engoyed that mindless garbage? LMFAO. A game is not a game if there is no penalty for doing it wrong. Flower is just stupid and my 7 (at the time) year old daughter said they are stupid games and there is no point to them.

  61. ncaissie:

    “Why: Journey is a gorgeous, meditative game that combines disciplined design, cutting-edge technology and beautiful art into something remarkable and moving.”
    Un fuckin believable. They said the same shit about flower. In fact I should demand my $5 back from Sony for that POS.
    Sony needs a Darwin award for making that trash. And I deserve one for buying the garbage.

  62. Roca.:

    I played the beta for Journey and I really loved it..

  63. ncaissie:

    Ooooooooooh buuuuuuut it’s so pretty!

    Fuckin pussy’s

  64. oldschool1987:

    Yes I liked it, so what? Not the best game ever but enjoyable. Don’t criticise people and call them stupid for liking a game you do not.

  65. ncaissie:

    Come on dude. I just lost all respect for you as a gamer.

  66. oldschool1987:

    Now people are pussies for thinking a game has beautiful visuals? Why are you getting so angry about these games? Show me on the Ken doll where it touched you.

  67. ncaissie:

    LMFAO want to sit and watch a chick flick and talk about your feelings?

  68. ncaissie:

    LMFAO I’m just playing with you guys. But my opinion of the app stands. It’s not even a game.

  69. oldschool1987:

    …I like chick flicks lol.

  70. ncaissie:

    I. Gong to make a game with lots of colours on the screen bad you can stroke the screen and mix the colours. Then you can say it’s sooo pretty and innovative and is the best game of the year even though it doesn’t keep score and just goes on forever like a month long acid trip! Mabe I’ll get rich from all the suckers soaking it up like spongebobsquarpants on th beach.

  71. ncaissie:

    Exactly why user and reviewer scores don’t mean fuck all! LMFAO

  72. oldschool1987:

    Wow this game really angers you. Never heard of that before.

  73. oldschool1987:

    “Exactly why user and reviewer scores don’t mean fuck all! LMFAO”

    So it’s sales?

  74. ncaissie:

    Hey Roca, are you and OS Realy Victor Lucas and Scott c Jones from G4 tech TV?

  75. ncaissie:

    “So it’s sales?”
    No, I can usually form an opinion based on gameplay footage and IP history. Like I know I’m going to enjoy resistance on the vita.

  76. ncaissie:

    Did you get a vita OS?

  77. oldschool1987:

    As long as you didn’t think sales=quality lol. Yeah got the Vita, completed Uncharted. Great game, the end fight is a bit shit but the rest of the game is amazing. Looks better than most 360 exclusives lol.

  78. ncaissie:

    Anyone else watching the tester? I like that show. I wish I was there to give the dick from Capcom a piece of my mind thought.
    Lots of hotties though. Lol

  79. CarlB:

    Can you play Journey on your Vita?

  80. ncaissie:

    I haven’t finished it yet. Lol I jump from game to game. I think I have add. I’m loving uncharted so far. Now that is a real game. And the fucking bus keeps messing up my shots in HS golf. Lol I get all birdies and par the one hole jumps tp +9. I’m like, fuck!

  81. ncaissie:

    Don’t care. Journey sucks.

  82. CarlB:

    “And the fucking bus keeps messing up my shots in HS golf. Lol I get all birdies and par the one hole jumps tp +9. I’m like, fuck!”

    lol… at least it’s accurate ;)

    “Don’t care. Journey sucks.”

    idk, the way roca was talking about it he made me so “jealous” :D

  83. dans303:

    @carl

    From Roca halfway up this thread:

    “Journey is currently a PS3 only title”

  84. Godless:

    from Caissie
    “And the fucking bus keeps messing up my shots in HS golf.”

    This made me lol,

    I’m having similar problems with Motorstom on the train. the other day I found myself muttering obscenities, because it felt like the dammed train was running off the tracks or something. it was rocking around for what felt like most of the way home, and I think the driver was practising his emergency stops at every god dammed opportunity. It was making steering and throttle control really bloody difficult

    roca, discovered that you can remap the controls, so I now have throttle on the trigger, should be able to get some better times now.

  85. Roca.:

    @ncaissie
    Give Journey a try…I’ll agree with you, Flower is not much of a game (but it a really enjoyable & unique experience).

    Journey is a game…It has a lot of similarities with ICO.

    @Godless
    Thanks for tip

    I’ll get this game when it comes out next week. March 6 is going to hurt my wallet – So many games I’m picking up that day

    -Motorstorm RC
    -Mass Effect 3
    -Street Fighter X Tekken
    -Unit 13 (might hold off)

    btw, how much does Motorstorm RC cost?

    @ncaissie
    “And the fucking bus keeps messing up my shots in HS golf.”

    LMAO – I’m glad I don’t take the bus. I take two trains to get to work 8) I’ll try Hot Shots some time this week. I’ve been playing ModNation and Escape plan for now. I took a break from Uncharted.

    I like how they focus more on the gamplay and exploration part of Uncharted than the cinamtic part of it – I think for a portable version of the game, that was the best way to go. It’s very similar to U1 and probably got low review scores because it was compared against U2 & U3.

  86. ncaissie:

    “the other day I found myself muttering obscenities, because it felt like the dammed train was running off the tracks or something.”
    LMFAO me too. If they heard what I was saying in my head they would have kicked me off the bus.

  87. CarlB:

    @dans,

    Interesting. I thought they would have at least started to implement cross play into their new PSN titles.

  88. Kushy:

    ^

    Hahaha, TRANSIT RAGE! I take the bus 5 days a week, 3 hours a day! You can get a little cranky sometimes. It’s other people that get on my nerves more then anything. Some people act as if it’s their own car they are riding in!

  89. twilight:

    I drive to work every day. I detest public transportation. Besides, I couldn’t use public transportation even I wanted to. There is no public transportation that goes to where I work.
    I was going to get Mass Effect 3 on Ps3 but it looks like I will be getting this game on Xbox360. From early indications, it appears that this will be yet another big multi-platform game that will be a bit better on the Xbox360.

  90. Roca.:

    “Interesting. I thought they would have at least started to implement cross play into their new PSN titles”

    @Carl
    They have…Motorstorm RC and MLB the Show use cross play and they both come out next week.

    Nice try tho ;)

  91. ncaissie:

    “that will be a bit better on the Xbox360.”
    Yeah so a bit better is worth paying for live. Have fun with that.

  92. ncaissie:

    Journey was started a long time ago. They may still port it because it looks like most PSN games play on the vita anyway. Who cares anyway. Journey sucks ass! LMFAO

  93. Roca.:

    “Sony has confirmed that it will be making an announcement on March 9th of what the next wave of PlayStation Vita titles is going to look like.

    The announcement from Sony will come via a WebCast where the company plans to announce both games and services that will be upcoming for the Vita platform”

  94. Barnabe Jones:

    “it appears that this will be yet another big multi-platform game that will be a bit better on the Xbox360.”

    Flip ;)

  95. oldschool1987:

    Sorry to do this BJ but im sure it’s flop lol.

  96. oldschool1987:

    As far as which version is the best for Mass Effect 3 I’d have to say the 360 version as well, it’s where the complete trilogy is. As far as which one is better technically I have no idea because there’s been no comparisons of the final product. I’ll be getting the PS3 version mainly for trophies and I have all the DLC on the PS3 for ME2 as well which I never had on the 360, so I’ll want any decisions in those carried over.

  97. oldschool1987:

    BJ I only just read your comment asking about Resi 3D. It was good whilst on the ship but it kept jumping to different and I interesting locations, there was no puzzles, there was a movie every 10 minutes, I normally don’t mind a lot of movies as long as the story is good but it was super cheesy.

    It just felt lacking, it wasn’t a return to roots like it was promised to be. It’s only redeeming features? Brilliant graphics and Jills arse is very nice lol.

    That’s just my opinion, a lot of people liked it, I just found it boring and a lot of the times irritating. Also it was very easy for a Resi game.

  98. oldschool1987:

    Kept jumping to different and uninteresting* locations.

  99. CarlB:

    What what what?!?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3PUu88nOcw

    3DS game with GRHAHPHCXIZ!?

    That’s just crazy talk.

  100. oldschool1987:

    I’ve never claimed the 3DS didn’t have good graphics, did I? :/

    Resident Evil looks fantastic on it, it’s on par with Resident Evil Zero for the GameCube.

  101. CarlB:

    no… talking to our resident 3DS hater (not you).

  102. oldschool1987:

    *Stops crying*

    Ok then lol.

  103. Barnabe Jones:

    Thanks Old!

    I’m going to check it out at some point. Did you play it with that stupid circle pad add on thing?

    I refuse to buy that. It should’ve been there in the first place. Also the placement seems really bad. Not sure how your suppose to use it, and use the buttons at the same time. Seems like you can’t do both at the same time.

    I’m up to Gannon’s castle in Ocarina of Time. Love the game… but man, it would’ve been amazing to be able to control the camera. The camera works really well most of the time, but every once in a while it gets in the way.

  104. oldschool1987:

    “I’m going to check it out at some point. Did you play it with that stupid circle pad add on thing?”

    The game really doesn’t need a second stick, the game plays great without it. That’s just Nintendos way of taking more money off you. You’ll never have problems with the camera or aiming in the game. It plays beautifully I just weren’t a fan of some of the design choices. If they kept the game on the boat I would highly recommend it because the atmosphere on there is brilliant but only about 35% is in the boat and the other locations and characters are shit lol.

    It’s a game worth checking out but I wish I rented it or bought it second hand instead. Dm, I’m selling my 3DS next week. There’s nothing coming out that looks even half decent. I’m extremely disappointed in myself for buying the 3DS at launch.

    First I paid full price and there was no launch games, then not long after they dropped £100 off the price and offered us loyal consumers who bought it early crappy games to make up for wasting £100. Then eventually came its first decent game, a game which I have on the N64 and on the GameCube (I got Ocarina with Windwaker). The final nail in the coffin was the highly anticipated Resi 3D which was meant to be a return to its survival horror roots, which it was not. Snake Eater 3D has been done in HD on the PS3 so I don’t want that. Can’t see any other game that warrants me keeping it.

  105. Roca.:

    @Carl
    “no… talking to our resident 3DS hater (not you).”

    if you’re are talking about me…let me remind you that I have a 3DS.

    I own OoT, Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Pilot Wings, Harvest Moon (my gf’s game) & PvZ (DS download)

    I can assure you that all those game looks shitty compare to the Vita. I tried the RE demo and it looks much better than the games I own but Uncharted (& pretty much all Vita games) blows RE out the water when it comes to graphics. Ask oldschool if you want.

    The graphical difference to me is like Wii vs PS3

  106. Barnabe Jones:

    Yeah, the 3DS version of MGS 3 suffers from frame rate issues. You’re much better of waiting and getting the HD collection for Vita.

  107. Roca.:

    how does it play without the second stick?

  108. Barnabe Jones:

    According to the reviews, it plays pretty well without it. Not sure because I haven’t played it.

    Almost every review did note that the frame rate is pretty bad. Also the low resolution makes some things like head shots, a lot harder to pull off.

    It’s $39, just for MGS 3. The HD collection will be the same price and have 3 games. It’s probably going to run and look better also.

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