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Boyfriend of Dixie_kong

Male, 27, Canada

I’ve been a gamer my whole life. I’ve owned every Nintendo console from the SNES to the Wii U, though I spend most of my gaming time with my PS3. I enjoy games from a variety of genres and I love arcade-style racing games. My all-time favourite non-Nintendo game is DmC. Yes, really.

Mon 4th November, 2013

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Diddy_kong commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:


Oh man, such a good comment! You're absolutely right about this and it's certainly eye opening when you have it all listed like that. The Wii U is a Mario and Zelda box. That's pretty much it minus the occasional Kirby or Yoshi game.

And yes I realize that there's Bayonetta 2 and the occasional other title here and there, but the third party games the Wii U gets in a year is outmatched by what the Sony and Microsoft get every few months. And this is why I buy both Nintendo and Sony consoles; it's the only way that I know I can have access to all the games that I want. Nintendo was all I ever needed when I was a kid, but I'm now 27 and I like other gaming experiences too, even though I still love me some Mario Kart.



Diddy_kong commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:


Why on earth would you buy this for the Wii U if you have a PS4? Graphically you know it's going to look so much better on the PS4, plus it'll be better online. Nintendo isn't exactly known for its stellar online play.

I'm just curious. I like my Wii U, but this is never the type of game I'd buy for the console. When third party games are so much better elsewhere I see no reason to buy them for the Wii U (if they're even released on the system at all, which doesn't happen often lol)



Diddy_kong commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

"This decision will no doubt disappoint a small but persistent band of CoD players on Wii U"

But yet by the end of today I'm sure there will be hundreds of angry comments here and in that discussion forum that I see was opened about the subject this morning. Apparently everybody just likes to rant and rave about games that they probably don't even care about.

I said the same thing the other day about Assassin's Creed; if you care about this series you found ways to play it long before the Wii U came along. Why would you all of a sudden stop playing it there just because the last few games were on the Wii U? If you truly care about Advanced Warfare you likely already have a PS4 or X1, so it's not like you'd be buying it on the Wii U anyway.



Diddy_kong commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Assets Spotted:

Unfortunately, considering that the HD Remaster of the GameCube Resident Evil remake is coming to everything but the Wii U I certainly doubt that a sequel to Revelations will ever grace a Nintendo platform. I hope I'm wrong because Revelations on my 3DS was amazing, but just looking at Capcom's recent history I wouldn't get my hopes up.



Diddy_kong commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:


I remember all too well how disappointed you were when you constantly ran into performance issues with your Wii U copy of Assassin's Creed 3. How many times did that thing freeze on you or else utterly fail to leave the loading screen? Good thing you have a boyfriend who then went out and surprised you with a 360 and a copy of Assassin's Creed 3 that actually works.

It's funny to think that both of us were Nintendo-only gamers until the Wii U came out. Now you spend the vast majority of your time on your 360 and I spend mine on my PS3. Who'd have thought that 3 years ago?



Diddy_kong commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

It's hard to argue with this. My girlfriend is certainly a Nintendo customer but she buys all her Assassin's Creed games on her 360. We enjoy our Wii U and play lots of things with "Mario" in the title on that system, but generally everything else she buys for her 360 and I buy for my PS3.

I don't really understand why people are so upset by articles like this. If hardly anybody buys an Assassin's Creed game on the Wii U then why should Ubisoft waste their time and resources making the game for the system. If you care about the Assassin's Creed series then you more than likely bought and played those games on other systems before the Wii U came along because they weren't available for the Wii. If you're one of those customers then why would you all of a sudden start buying the games on the Wii U instead?



Diddy_kong commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious amiibo Pla...:

To me the biggest pro is that they can be used in multiple games. Nintendo really does need to start dishing out the details about how everything is actually going to work with games other than Smash Bros., but regardless I think this is going to be a runaway success for the Big N.

While I'm not personally too excited about any of this, there's a number of these toys that my girlfriend can't wait to get her hands on, so I'm excited for her. The biggest surprise for her will be which ones I buy her for Christmas. :)



Diddy_kong commented on Preview: Exploring Black Magic in Bayonetta 2:

To my first point all I'm saying is that this game looks fantastic and it'd be a shame if its performance took away from the experience. Need for Speed Most Wanted is borderline un-playable on the Wii U... it once froze on me 4 times within 5 minutes.



Diddy_kong commented on Preview: Exploring Black Magic in Bayonetta 2:

I just hope that this game doesn't freeze constantly like every other third party game that I've ever played on the Wii U. Hopefully the fact that this is a Wii U exclusive and was built from the ground up on the platform will eliminate that problem.

Don't even get me started on the Wii U versions of Need for Speed Most Wanted or Assassin's Creed III...



Diddy_kong commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

Every SNES classic that I want I already have downloaded on my Wii. Don't get me wrong I love this idea for people who aren't in my boat, but Nintendo loves to sell us the same game 10 times over, and I don't buy into that on principle.



Diddy_kong commented on Video: Watch Zelda Lay The Smackdown With The ...:

Out of all the trailers for this game that NL has posted in recent weeks this is the only one that failed to get me excited. That's just not my fighting style I guess.

Still, can't wait for this game!! And I'm really looking forward to trying Lana out.



Diddy_kong commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

It's not a tablet. It's a clunky controller that can only be used with the Wii U and for nothing else. A tablet can go anywhere with you and can do countless things that the GamePad can not. The GamePad is just a Pro Controller with a screen slapped in the middle of it.

I don't mean to sound like a hater here. I enjoy my Wii U and it's got some fantastic games, but all of those games I play with a Pro Controller unless I have to use the GamePad (Nintendo Land, about 3 levels in Mario 3D World, etc.)

The best game on the system (in my opinion) is Tropical Freeze. What exactly does that game do with the GamePad? Oh that's right - nothing.



Diddy_kong commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

"this isn't your typical Zelda title and anyone expecting a similar experience to that seen in Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword is going to come away sorely disappointed."

Wonderful!! I couldn't stand either of those games. I can't wait to play this game this fall. I've always loved the Zelda characters and lore, but hated the puzzles and gameplay of the series. I don't care how repetitive this game is - it looks fun and not everything out there needs to be incredibly deep and involving. Sometimes it's fun to just mindlessly kill 1000s of enemies. Those who want something different are welcome to go replay Wind Waker HD again or else wait for the proper Zelda title next year.

The frame-rate could be concerning, though...



Diddy_kong commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Som...:

With games such as Tropical Freeze, 3D World, and Mario Kart 8 it's your own fault if you weren't already wooed.

To me it's all about the games. I will not be part-taking in the amiibo craze and my girlfriend and I will be playing Smash Bros. with our Pro Controllers, however, if all this extra stuff helps Nintendo's profits then all the power to them.



Diddy_kong commented on E3 2014: Hyrule Warriors Not Part of Zelda Tim...:

Can I just say that out of everything that Nintendo had to show at E3 this year that this title is the one that I am looking forward to the most. I've always loved the Zelda universe (love their characters and stages in Smash Bros. for example) but never actually enjoyed the Zelda games due to the fact that I hate puzzles. Well, this game seems to be absolutely perfect for me: being able to play as Zelda and Midna, fast-paced combat without the hint of a puzzle, and a graphical style that I prefer to the open-world Zelda Wii U? This game seems to be everything I've always wanted. Can't wait! :)

Oh, and the timeline stuff doesn't really bother me.



Diddy_kong commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

I really don't think that this game is my cup of tea, but I love that Nintendo has got a new IP on its hands. That it's an online shooter (as cute as it is) proves that they are branching out and trying new things. I hope this game is successful for them.



Diddy_kong commented on E3 2014: Getting To Grips With Amiibo, Nintend...:

No, just no. I've grown up with Nintendo, I'm turning 27 at the end of June, and I will never buy into this. I don't care how popular these figures become. I will have no part of this. I'll continue to play my games the way I always have - without the need of additional plastic toys for "bonus content."

Gaming is expensive enough as it is. I know that it can be very tempting, but try to not waste your money on this stuff that you don't really need, folks. Smash Bros. will be just fine without this.



Diddy_kong commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

Nintendo should make a patch which actually balances the item system in Grand Prix mode. You don't need coins when you're in first - you need something that you can actually defend yourself with.

I'm sick of being hit with a boomerang, then a lightning bolt, then a green shell. This is by far the most unfair Grand Prix mode in any Mario Kart game. Being able to defend against a blue shell doesn't really matter when you can't defend against red or green shells half the time.

I only play Vs. Mode now with all the items turned off. It's the only way for the races to be decided with skill. The items seriously take away from my enjoyment of this otherwise fantastic game.



Diddy_kong commented on 2DS Hardware Bundle With New Super Mario Bros....:

It's funny, I haven't played the game once since I reached 1 million coins. That grind, and with essentially ZERO reward for actually reaching that milestone, completely killed my desire to ever play the game again.

But anyways that's just me. As a pre-installed game on a handheld that is marketed towards children I think this is a good idea.



Diddy_kong commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

But I thought the Wii U GamePad was the way of the future?? I love how one of Nintendo's biggest Wii U games is now being marketed with a controller from two generations ago.

I rather like my Pro Controller and will use that for Smash Bros., thank you very much. People act like Smash Bros. is unplayable with anything but a GameCube controller.

I beat Wind Waker HD with my Pro Controller. I can adjust for Smash Bros. as well. I'm not spending any more money on Nintendo controllers this generation. My Wii U already has the pointless GamePad, three Wii-motes, and two Pro Controllers. Enough is enough.

The Pro Controller is great, comfortable, and perfectly suitable for Smash Bros.



Diddy_kong commented on Mario Kart Month: Expanding the Universe of Ma...:

I'd certainly prefer a 'Nintendo Kart' to a Mario Kart/Sonic racing game crossover.

I agree that there is potential here, and I'm sure that Nintendo would be smart about it. Kirby or Link appearing in Mario Kart certainly seems better than Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach...



Diddy_kong commented on Mario Kart Month: Keeping the Mario Kart 8 Rac...:

I've been on the record before saying that I am not generally a big fan of DLC. That said, if any Nintendo title could/should benefit from DLC it is Mario Kart in my opinion. I would like retro courses to be provided as DLC, and while I'm disappointed that it did not receive more votes, my second choice would be the return of Challenge mode a la Mario Kart DS.



Diddy_kong commented on Ike Joins the Battle in Super Smash Bros. for ...:


No I agree with you. It's not exactly a 'shocking reveal' when all they're doing every few weeks is confirming that people from Brawl are returning. I eagerly await the stunning reveal of Falco next time around.

That said, 6 newcomers have been confirmed, all 6 of which are perfectly unique, so there is that.



Diddy_kong commented on The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Ut...:

If this means that the game will be ANYTHING like Skylanders than count me out. I'm turning 27 in June and I am not buying toys in order to access content that is already on the disc.

If these toys are merely optional than that's entirely different. I will simply ignore that optional content, much like I ignore the GamePad when the Pro Controller is an option.