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New Legend of Zelda
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:08:37 PM »
The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U is slated to come out at the end of this year and I'm stoked.

I'm wondering if getting Twilight Princess for the Wii U and its Wolf Link Amiibo will be worth it, in light of The amiibo function being able to carry over. I've got TP and Skyward Sword for the wii so its nothing new, I'm just wondering if the updated graphics and the figure is worth the 50 I'll end up paying for the game.

I wouldn't mind playing TP again and now that amazon prime members get 20% off of pre order games the expense isn't crazy, I'm just worried that the amiibo functionality still wont be there by the end of  the year. So far nothing with amiibo functionality has been all that great. The figures are amazing but they do very little to enhance the game, each figure ccan only work with one game. if you try to use it for two different games you've got to basically format the figure for the new game, losing any data from the old. There's some stuff coming out this march that will allow you to back up your amiibo so you can use it for multiple games but that seems like an added pain in the butt.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 08:49:02 PM »
Just started thinking about the Wii U today as I was standing looking at xenoblade chronicles x at the local Walmart. This game might just influence me to consider a Wii U. With Zelda on the horizon I start my analysis with the investigation of what other games look good on the Wii U.

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 10:17:42 PM »
Right now anything Mario has been great. Toad didn't really do it for me but all the Mario games have been well worth the investment. I've always dug whatever RPG gets released on Nintendo and can see the amiibo becoming something awesome but it's just not there yet. Interactive gaming toys are huge and I really hope Nintendo gets this right as I could care less about them throwing their hat into the app arena. Amiibo and regaining favor with third party developers will make or break Nintendo.

With that being said the Wii U is completely skippable unless you just have to play every Mario game invented. It's small numbers and decent titles will most likely make it collectable at some point in the future and I'm betting since the remote control is an absolute have to have a good condition working unit will become rare more quickly than some of the other systems, so in that respect as a collector its probably worth while.

I still remember places blowing out the virtual boy and the turbo grafx 16 because  they just didn't catch on. Both are pretty hard to find now. The wii u has had more systems sold so i'm not saying it'll be like either of those but I do believe that with the NX's pending release the wii u will soon be abandoned and we'll be left with what few titles come out this year plus the handful of must haves.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 08:36:01 PM »
still not much below their launch msrp but keep an eye out, they were discontinued January.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 10:15:53 PM »
I understand that the Wii U consoles were recalled by Nintendo before the Switch release. So if I do decide on one it will have to be used for sure.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 05:48:32 AM »
I hate that Nintendo pulled stakes so quickly, although that may mean a spike in collectability..

I enjoyed being about to use all that crap I bought for my wii
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 03:54:20 AM »
I'm not really fond of Wii. Would a starter enjoy Wii for the first time they play it? Though I like playing Legends Of Zelda

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 08:41:42 PM »
wii was awesome, it brought me back to Nintendo. There are a lot of crappy games to sort though but the first party games are almost all top notch offerings.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 10:49:08 PM »
But when will they METROID?!

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 09:41:44 PM »
I really don't think Metroid is adaptable to the newer technology.


the NES, Gameboy, and SNES games were great, beyond great. after that...

I own Metroid Prime trilogy on the Wii because a lot of people liked at least the gamecube iterations but I wasn't a fan. super Metroid was the final Metroid game for me.

Don't get me wrong, I wish to God Metroid could continue on the newer platforms in its original glory but it doesn't look like it. Kid Icarus is another that never made it and I don't think can. That 3ds game was awful, I doubt Nintendo will try again.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 10:11:01 PM »
One can always hope...

Zelda transitioned to the 3d world well.  Mario had extensions into racing, golf, RPGs, and other game types to make the transition.  Besides the core gameplay of Metroid being a platformer style, the storyline of Metroid: Other M really took away the strength of Samus as the female lead in the series.

I don't really have any hope for that franchise.  At least Zero Mission was a decent rehash.

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2017, 10:43:09 PM »
I think Bayonetta upended Samus as Nintendo's leading female protagonist.

Samus does live on in smash bros... that is until the Bayonetta amiibo comes out ...

such a sad state of affairs.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 11:12:31 PM »
*looks guilty* I'm totally buying the Bayonetta amiibo. But to be fair, I already have the Samus one!

I think Nintendo should keep Metroid a 2D sidescroller but they're probably afraid to go that way with anything other than Mario.

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 11:18:52 PM »
All these sub par indie games (and some good ones) are capitalizing on old school 2d side scrolling goodness --- why not Nintendo... why not?
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 12:09:51 AM »
*looks guilty* I'm totally buying the Bayonetta amiibo. But to be fair, I already have the Samus one!

I think Nintendo should keep Metroid a 2D sidescroller but they're probably afraid to go that way with anything other than Mario.

It is a pity that side scrollers really got pushed to the handheld consoles and ignored for full release full console games..

As much as I like the Castevania stuff that Metroid inspired, Metroid itself has a very special place in gaming history.  It is a pity that the series had no entry for the N64, then a really weak one for the Wii.

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2017, 11:50:14 PM »
Wii did so much right, and so much more wrong, Its safe to file their Metroid offerings in the latter...

Metroid Prime Trilogy was good but doesn't count since it was a compilation of GCN games.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2017, 08:25:46 PM »
I wonder if there is any salvaging that franchise?

Zelda, on the other hand, looks like it will be going strong... same with Mario!

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2017, 09:03:39 PM »
Metroid Samus Returns will be the answer to that question.

I've watched some game play and it looks ok but nothing really sold it for me.

I'm going in with no expectations so at the worst I'll at least enjoy it.

I think it comes out this September.
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2017, 08:15:59 PM »
From what I have heard, it is a retelling of Metroid II.  Is that right?

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 11:27:13 PM »
The Gamespot article I read about it paints it out to be a reimagination. Same basic principle though, land on alien planet, commit alien genocide.

my excitement comes from the return to side-scrolling.



https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2017-samus-returns-is-the-metroid-youve-been-wa/1100-6450935/
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2017, 05:56:17 PM »
YES!!! I am so ready for this! This is long overdue. I am now hyped for this new Samus Metroid game!!  :woot
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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2017, 09:06:51 PM »
Yeah, Nintendo... 'BOUT TIME!

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Re: New Legend of Zelda
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 01:14:27 AM »
This conversation begs me to point out some of the side-scrolling games that I was so excited for that disappointed...

Strider and Bionic Commando - boo

Mighty No. 9 - Few games have I seen discounted as fast..

There's several more I can't remember that their sheer IP sparks tons of interest but ultimately went no where.

Metroid and Blaster Master better be good or i'm retiring from video game collecting!
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