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Fri 19th December, 2008

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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? :P 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. :P



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. :P

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).



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

Long time Nintendo fanboy here and I can't believe some Nintendo-fans actually try to defend this abysmal presentation.

Animal Crossing = party board-game, instead of the full console AC [most] people were hoping for.

Metroid = cheaply made multiplayer game, instead of the full singleplayer Metroid [most] people were hoping for.

Zelda = cheaply made multiplayer, instead of a singleplayer Zelda in the vain of 'A Link Between Worlds' [most] people would want.

Starfox = apparently not as tight control wise as it's predecessors and obviously the graphics are sub-par. And while graphics don't make a game, they do add or subtract from the atmosphere and your ability to immerse yourself. As Nintendo-Life has shown, this isn't better looking than an upscaled Gamecube game..

To people commenting that these are just spin-offs and we can expect to eventually get full fledged releases off these games are obviously delusional. Nintendo has put it's resources into creating a bunch of simple games that don't require a huge investment (apart from Zelda Wii U), instead of creating one or two more big, quality titles. The only big, quality titles still coming to Wii U are Super Mario Maker and Zelda. I won't even count Starfox among those, since it seems like a small, low budget title (which doesn't mean it can't still turn out great, gameplay-wise).

Won't even comment on people apparently claiming Nintendo had better stuff to show than Sony/Microsoft.

If even after a terrible presentation like this, you're still positive about what Nintendo had to show, you either have a really weird taste, not comparable to the majority of the Nintendo-fans, or you are just so blinded by your fanboyism you don't dare say anything negative about them.

EDIT: You're also obviously not winning any new souls, if this is the best you've got to show.



Monkeh commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

Nintendo-Life stating:
"Lovell's guess - and we should point out that this is just a guess at the moment - is that Nintendo NX is a controller for smart devices, rather than a fully-fledged console"

From the actual quote:
"The NX device will be a relatively low-powered box that sits under the television screen in the living room. It will interface with the controller..."

Pretty much an inaccurate summary of the quote.



Monkeh commented on The Man Who Created Trollface Wants A Cut Of M...:

@LinkSword If he wins the case, all legal costs will be for the losing party, so no problem there. Also, I think it's more lame to steal other people's ''art''-assets because apparently you're not skilled enough to create your own, than it is to rightfully sue someone for using these assets.



Monkeh commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

As much as I like Shovel Knight, I don't find the character worthy enough to stand between many of those 'veteran' characters. Though I felt the same way about some characters that are already in Smash 4 (Wii Fit Trainer f.e.), so that wouldn't discredit his chances of making it in.

I'd choose either Rayman, because he is a really iconic character that seems worthy of a place in Smash, or Waddle Dee, since Kirby could use extra representation [though 3 characters isn't on a the low side] and it seems quite easy to come up with an original moveset for him.

I doubt either of them will join the fray though, but obviously Rayman has a much higher chance, so I'll be voting for him.



Monkeh commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

Well already got it on PS Vita, so will probably skip the 3DS version which will [most likely] have lower FPS (hell even the Vita-version has some framedrops). I am however going to buy the Wii U version if it runs on the gamepad. It really is an utterly fantastic game btw.



Monkeh commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

I bet the only worthwhile thing to come out of this is a release-date for Mewtwo..

I'm guessing we'll get some Splatoon, Mario Maker, Xenoblade, Yoshi and Mario Maker (all games IMO we already have plenty of information on) info and if we're really lucky, they might show us some Star Fox.

Ah well, here's hoping I'm wrong and it'll be hype.



Monkeh commented on Interview: Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancel...:

For a second there, while reading the title, I thought this was cancelled again! Really glad to see that's not the case and a lovely interview to boot!

Also guess I'm a purist, because I'll definitely play through end even if it's clear I won't be able to get everything done before the days run out. ;)



Monkeh commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

The mobile gaming market (not handheld!) is also very different from the traditional gaming market and almost souly depended on F2P games. From most [mobile] market studies it's clear that only about 2-5% of the people playing on mobile actually spend any money. Which basically means if you want to succeed on mobile for long periods (so not just one time hits like Flappy Bird), you have to either keep pushing out content for your F2P game (which of course can be bought with real money) or make a new F2P game once the user-base of your old one starts to decline.

Besides this, the popular games on mobile are often a lot less involved than the games we've come to love from Nintendo. Obviously this doesn't have to mean Nintendo will go down the same road to achieve success, but it does mean I'm highly sceptical about all this. And IMO if Pokémon Shuffle is anything to go by for what's to come out on mobile, I think my scepticism is justified. A lot of people will be happy to play those types of games though, I'm just not one of them.



Monkeh commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I find it fascinating how so many people seem to believe in a 'unified platform', whereas this would mean that all games would've to work for both the home console and the inferior handheld/streamer. Obviously a bigger, more expensive console is always going to have 'stronger' hardware than it's portable, smaller counter-part. Unless of course you make the portable incredible efficient power-wise, but that would mean it'd probably have to cost more than the home console.

Unified account system, sure, but sharing between devices is nothing different from what Sony already does between the PS3/4 and Vita.



Monkeh commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

I still can't believe they only released a white cradle for the regular N3DS and black only for the XL..

Like I'm going to buy a white cradle for my black N3DS.. Ugh Nintendo, get your freaking stuff together.