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Fri 19th Dec 2008

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Monkeh commented on Eiji Aonuma on the Idea of Giving Link a Voice:

Like one of my other favourite game series, Half-Life, I actually quite like the fact the protagonist is a mute. Sure it might just be a left over from older times, but I don't see any reason to change it now. Wouldn't at all be against other NPCs talking though (as it is in the Half-Life series). And like @Denngar said, bad voice acting can ruin a game, while having Nintendo's signature grunts and squeals does not.



Monkeh commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016:

Since Fire Emblem Fates doesn't have a release-date for Europe yet, I picked Bravely Second, because I'm pretty much equally excited about those two games.

Also getting the old Pokémon games, of course. ^^



Monkeh commented on Minecraft Finally Digs Its Way Onto the Wii U ...:

So this really is the 'big news' that was coming today? Quite disappointing. Not that I don't like Minecraft, but since I've played it years ago on the PC and haven't played it for years now, I'm not really tempted to go back to it on a console that doesn't have mod support (and makes you pay for textures you could download for free on the PC).



Monkeh commented on Review: Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U):

I was devastated when this game was first announced, since the rumours were that an actual Animal Crossing HD was going to be announced, but instead we got this piece of... Anyway, every time I see this title mentioned, it reminds me of how I felt when that happened, which wasn't/isn't great.

Goes back to playing New Leaf



Monkeh commented on Video: Terraria Shines on Wii U and 3DS:

I really wish it was version 1.3, since I'm now used to Expert mode and Normal mode will probably feel way too easy. Though I guess it might be difficult enough without a mouse and keyboard..



Monkeh commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America):

Can't Nintendo-Life go after Nicalis and ask them what is taking them so long to release games in Europe? Cave Story+ took almost two years to reach Europe, 1001 Spikes still isn't here and I wouldn't be surprised if it's going to be months (if not years) before BoI:Rebirth hits the European Eshop..

Hell, not even Edmund acknowledges or replies to all the people asking about an European release, even though a lot of them (like me) have supported him from start and bought multiple copies to share with others. Just knowing why it takes so long and/or how long it will possible take for it to release in Europe would be enough for me.



Monkeh commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

He will be sorely missed. One of the few CEO's I can think of that was truly involved in the product(s) he was selling. May you rest in peace dear Sir and hopefully your family and Nintendo can get over the blow of losing a legendary person this soon.



Monkeh commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Retail Games of 2015 ...:

Really surprised Zelda is leading so far in the poll. I'm a huge Zelda fan, but for me a big part of those games is the world exploration next to the dungeons, which isn't part of the game here.

Will be getting Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for sure and if the reviews for The Legend of Legacy are positive [and it releases in Europe], I'll definitely be getting that as well. So far I quite like what I've seen of it.



Monkeh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

On a side note, what are the rumours he's been proven right about? Stuff like Project Hammer and a cancelled F-Zero is not so much about finding new information, but rather about digging up old information that most people hadn't heard about and that's more easily attainable since it's no longer relevant.

Also, how come in the F-Zero post you guys state: "Our source on this particular piece of information wishes to remain anonymous", yet now you still out who it was..



Monkeh commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

IMO it'd be stupid to launch a console three years (!) after your competitors and not have it be at least as powerful as them. And yes, Nintendo didn't really have to compete with Sony/Microsoft during the Wii-era, but I think they're going to have a really hard time making that happen again. We all know they tried it again with the Wii U and see how that turned out, though that's also partly due to the idiotic name (there are still plenty of people, f.e. parents who've bought a Wii, who still don't know that the Wii U is an entirely different console) and the fact they had to push the second screen.

Sure, the people who are currently happy with their Wii U's only care about Nintendo's games and not so much the console it's power, but if that's going to be your main customers base, you're going to have pretty dreadful sales.. again.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see if it's indeed going to be a hybrid and how many people (besides the already converted Nintendo-fans) will care about having a console that's weaker [than the PS4] but portable.



Monkeh commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (...:

This game will always remain a 10/10 for me. For me it was Link's Awakening that started my love for the Zelda franchise, since I was only 3 years old at the time of ALttP's release, so I didn't own it right way when it release back in 1992. I actually got a Gameboy before owning a SNES, which was a console that blew my mind when I [was on holiday and] first saw a Donkey Kong Country 'demo-stand' at an airport in the USA when I was 6 years old (I live in Europe). Admittedly ALttP has probably stood the test of time better, as is the the case with most 2D vs 3D titles, but to me OoT will always be the first time I truly felt like I went on an epic adventure in a video-game.



Monkeh commented on Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release ...:

I do wonder if this will work out, as it's kind of similar to TF2's payload race, except now both teams can 'push' the same cart (aka tower), whereas in TF2's payload race you get a separate cart for each team. In this tower mode you only get one tower for both teams, which means if the teams are balanced, the tower will just move a few inches one way, then a few inches the other way, etc.

I'm mostly doubtful since Valve knows multiplayer-gaming a whole lot better than Nintendo, so I'd think they'd know what works better/best. But since Splatoon is a whole different game in which both teams are basically the attackers, it doesn't have to apply here. I'll be sure to watch the Nintendo Treehouse stream today to get a better view/opinion of the mode.

Also [to end on a less pessimistic note] yay, a new, free mode!



Monkeh commented on Terraria Rating for North America Brings Its W...:

Well Terraria is getting a huge update tomorrow for the PC (1.3), so as long as that content is included, IMO it'll still be very much worth purchasing (even though other console versions released in 2013).



Monkeh commented on Guide: How to Get Involved in Splatoon's First...:

On a different note, was there really anyone who needed this guide to know how to join the Splatfest? Basically the game explains it all for you and points you exactly where you need to go, as the video also states.



Monkeh commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe):

Buying OoT for the Wii U (€1,50 upgrade), even though I'll probably never launch it, since I now prefer playing the 3DS version. But still, it's one of my all time favourite games, so €1,50 is worth it for me to have it on the Wii U main-menu.



Monkeh commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@Arlo "Yeah, I'm all for spinoffs and such when we've got the regular games as well."

IMO this is the main point. If we had gotten proper games within these series before they had announced these tiny spinoffs, practically no-one would've complained [about these spinoffs].



Monkeh commented on Animal Crossing Director Talks More About Happ...:

I truly hope both these games fail like there's no tomorrow. Especially with how well New Leaf did, that should give them a proper indication of what the fans actually want. I for one won't be playing these mini-games.

Now that nasty E3 taste is coming back up again, since I was mostly disappointed with AC Wii U being this cheap looking party board-game. I guess Happy Home Designer seems a bit more intriguing, but I doubt it'll stay fun for long just decorating homes. Now if this was an expansion of some sort to New Leaf, it would've been fantastic.



Monkeh commented on The Swindle is Sneaking Closer to a Wii U eSho...:

Kinda weird you guys only mention PS4, while it's also releasing on PS3 and Vita (which is what I'll be buying it on) on the same day.

EDIT: Well, I guess you do mention it's Sony systemS in the article. Though just mentioning PS3 and Vita would've been better IMO, since that makes it extra weird to me the only version that's coming out later is on the Wii U.



Monkeh commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@WaveBoy Nope, not really. Sure, it works in ZombiU, but it's nothing major and only adds very little to the experience (and even detracts from it, having to shift your eyes between screens). Haven't played Game & Wario, but I think the same would apply there.

As for Nintendo Land, it basically shows that the most you're going to get out of the Gamepad is create party-games, where one player utilises the Gamepad. Those are fun for a short while, but nothing I'm impressed with.



Monkeh commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

So far I haven't seen the gamepad used in any convincingly interesting way, which obviously has nothing to do with the success of tablets..

IMO it's a bit lame trying to put the blame on 'people not understanding' or tablets, since even if people understood and there weren't any tablets, the gamepad would still be an uninteresting and overly expensive addition to an already underpowered console..



Monkeh commented on Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E...:

@ekreig Couldn't agree more. I think if they had actually announced ONE new, primarily single-player Wii U game, most of the people who are currently complaining (including myself), probably wouldn't be that disappointed and complain as much (or at all).

@NorthLightSuplx I don't even understand half your post with it's broken English, but you seem to be acting like I'm some kind of Sony fanboy? If you're just trying to make it seem like Sony and Microsoft conferences were LESS impressive than the one by Nintendo, you're failing.

@GraveLordXD You're a better person than me, since I actually did complain about people liking this stuff.

Sure I'm mostly complaining about what Nintendo does, but I also don't really like seeing other Nintendo fans being happy about games like this, since that will only increase the chance of this stuff selling well and Nintendo not even wanting to do another big production, if this shovelware is more profitable.

@Bagels IMO they don't have to apologize, but they should acknowledge how much they've disappointed their fans with this Direct. So basically, to me, Iwata's statement was sort of good enough as is (I never read it as an apology), though I'd have preferred actual acknowledgement that they should've done things differently (which again isn't apologizing).