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Fri 7th August, 2009

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Monsti commented on Nintendo Has "Moved On" From Game Boy Games on...:

For a while I thought it was an alternative to collecting (I'm not a purist and like the convenience of playing the games on the 3DS/WiiU ) but Nintendo just doesn't care enough.
I hate the argument that it doesn't sell never will if there are hardly any games. Might as well just get those games for a couple of bucks and play them on the GBA.



Monsti commented on Review: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (3DS):

Too bad they made this an unexciting platformer when they had such a cool concept behind the original Chibi-Robo.

Also: This game will be sooo cheap on ebay cause of all the people just buying it for the Amiibo and selling the game.



Monsti commented on Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

@derickw69 I actually felt like some of the animation (e.g.the way the girl holds up the shield) a straight out of ALTTP. The might have recreated it very similarly.
In a world where we have games like shovel knights I don't really see a need for people doing these kinda semi-stolen Nostalgia things anymore. It's been proven that you can do your own thing and still be oldschool.



Monsti commented on Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Fu...:

Recently I've been seeing Kickstarter projects asking for very little amounts of money. The problem is that they want to make sure that they reach the goal so they get at least something. I'm sure there are a lot of "let's figure the rest out later" talks behind the scenes.
It's too bad because Kickstarter is such a great tool in theory.



Monsti commented on Miyamoto and Tezuka Discuss the Difficulties o...:

Let me first say that I actually think they did a really good job with the difficulty in the last couple of games. Mario 3D World I thought, had a really nice ramp-up, and with Yoshi I always saw the challenge in collecting all the stuff more than just running through the levels...and that was not easy at all.
In general though, I think this again just shows one of Nintendo's big problems: The make the game for everyone-mentality. It just doesn't work. You have to live with the fact that a game is only for a certain group of people or with the fact that some just won't finish the game and others will be bored right away.
I also still don't understand who these super frustrated first-time-players are supposed to be who apparently can't even get Mario onto a Goomba. Cause I know little kids who just started playing Video Games and play much harder games. And when I was a kid I also played Mario for the first time at one point...I just don't understand that point...



Monsti commented on Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash Could Possibly be the La...:

I played the game at Gamescom and it's a supermediocre platformer. I don't understand this "last chances" crap Nintendo does all the time. Chibi-Robo is a great character that people like, but this game still won't sell because there is hardly reason to buy it. When I saw the announcement of a new Chibi-Robo game as a headline I though: Wow, this is brilliant. They had practice doing all this stuff on the WiiU with Pikmin and now will have a whole game in this Microworld and we might use the gamepad for a point-of-view thing in some situations....great move Nintendo...
Nope...just a mediocre platformer....I just don't get it.



Monsti commented on More Than A Million Super Mario Maker Levels H...:

@ningeek185 It's not true that the good ones get the good feedbacl. I've played some fantastic Levels with no stars and many many well reviewed crap-levels.
The Ranking List is also pretty useless because most people there are let's players with millions of youtube viewers who star their levels.
The only really good levels I played so far came from communities like nintendolife...and hardly anyone else had played them.

And yeah, they ridiculously hard ones are another problem. On an 100 Mario Expert walkthrough I skiped 3 levels at once because in all of them I lost a life within the first second



Monsti commented on Guide: 8 Tips to Become an Expert Level Design...:

Very good advice here. Although I think part of the point of SMM is that you don't use graph paper. My first level turned out something completely different than what I had planned because it felt differently when I started playing it.



Monsti commented on Super Mario Maker Patch Speeds Up Tool Delivery:

Too late, while I had already downloaded the patch right away I didn't know this and still did the clock thing. XD
I was one actually not planing on doing it and thought "Nintendo knows what they are doing here" but the way they are rolling out the tools makes no sense. For event the simplest course ideas I had I needed at least the second and third day for some the last day!



Monsti commented on Review: Picross e6 (3DS eShop):

While i'm still working on Picross 3 (yes I'm slow...and I also stopped to play the old GB version) I'm glad there's always coming more.



Monsti commented on Industry Analysts Speculate On Nintendo's Futu...:

Not much will change at Nintendo. The next 5-6 years are already on track and we know Nintendo doesn't change their plans (remember when they didn't want Skylanders as a Wii exclusive because it didn't fit their "current strategy").
Whoever is next (and it will be someone from within the company...I 100% agree with that) will be responsible for what's after NX.

Also...why do people still listen to god, he's the typical example of American "industry insiders" who got lucky ones and now everybody believes them because everybody believes them.



Monsti commented on Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To...:

This definitely doesn't look like a "Ps2" game you guys. But I sometimes get the feeling Japanese Developers/Players don't do as much comparing as we do in the west. I played 3 Uncharted games and all of them looked better than this. A fourth one is coming out soon and it's basically a generation ahead of this.
It sometimes seem to me Japanese people just don't care about these facts. That's not wrong...I actually envy them. But I live in a world we you have limited money to buy games, you compare what you get for that money and there is too much out there where I get more.



Monsti commented on First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Cr...:

Hmmm....I'm still super undecided. I'm really glad you finally confirmed that I don't have to do what the animals say. When I heard about the game I got excited cause I never really got to design my home in the last AC (by the time I had the furniture I wanted I was sick of the game and every day I had to do 15 min of shores before being ready do design). But having no restrictions at all, I'd rather have this be a simple Home Designer (without the happiness ) for a couple of bucks in the eshop. I'm also super disappointed about the Amiibo function.The cards look awesome, but this whole photo-op thing is typical for Nintendo: It's fun to try it once or twice, have a laugh, and never ever do it again.



Monsti commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

I hope they realise that they just can't wait til next year to give more information. This whole "We're not mentioning it by mentioning all the time that we're not mentioning it" thing is a PR disaster and leads into what will be a super disappointing reveal. JUST TELL US WHAT YOU GOT!



Monsti commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Oh man, terrible and sad news. Didn't wanna believe it when I read it earlier. While I didn't always agree with him I had a lot of respect for him. And he will always be "the kirby guy" for me and part of my childhood.
In fact I'll go and play some Kirby in his honor now.
Thank you Mr. Iwata.