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Fri 7th Aug 2009

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Monsti commented on Site News: Retiring Our Super Mario Maker Cour...:

Your course sharer was the saving grace for this game for me personally. I got frustrated pretty quickly with noone finding my levels and having to play sooo many terrible levels. The course sharer made the game a lot more fun.
Having that said though: It was still tedious to type in all the numbers and search for stuff you wanna play so I haven't touched the game in months....I guess I'll check the new bookmark site and see how much that helps.



Monsti commented on Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Believes Virtual ...:

Tried Oculus at Gamescom and didn't think it was anything more than a gimmick....which is exactly what everybody always criticizes Nintendo for doing. I really don't get that. While, yes, the VB was black and red and had no tracking, I still think the current VR technology is not the way we always envisioned it. I still felt like I'm awkwardly moving around and have a TV attached to my eyes.

He might be right about the VB killing VR kind of for a while. I remember a VR crazy between 1990 and 1995. After The VB came I didn't hear about it for more than 15 years.



Monsti commented on Talking Point: Five Key Challenges Nintendo Fa...:

Very good article. Nintendo should read this
I still think, however, that one factor is more important than all of those: Timing!
And the timing is way off: A release of a new console in 2016 with games that are not vastly technichally superior to PS4 and Xone is basically pointless. We're too fae into the cycle I think. especially becsuse developers have already been working with the other tech for years.



Monsti commented on Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Has Publi...:

I'm starting to see little changes in the company since he took over but the "whole new concept" thing sounds like gimmicks again. I've started to lose my patience with Nintendo. Like Kirk said a couple of comments up: The whole transformation thing is not something good. It's always hit or miss and it hasn't been hit for me in a long long time. Even the 3DS, which I love, only works for me because you can basically switch off all its gimmicks and just play games.
I'm buying a PS4 next week. The NX has to do A LOT to make invest again. I won't buy another Nintendo console just for a Mario Game every now and then.
So convince me, Nintendo. Start talking about that thing. For the first time ever I'll be expecting a reveal not with excitement but with doubt.



Monsti commented on Nintendo NX Doesn't Need To Compete With PlayS...:

Sure and whatever other films starts tomorrow doesn't need to compete with Star Wars because it does its own thing. And whatever smartphone is released doesn't compete with the Iphone cause it does its own thing. And whatever TV show is released the same time as a Marvel show on Netflix doesn't compete because it does its own thing......
That's just not how it works! You're in the same space and you compete with the other products in that space for people's time and money. Whatever you do.



Monsti commented on Nintendo Remains Bullish Around the 3DS and It...:

I love the might be my favorite console of all time.
I think Nintendo might push it 1-2 years too far, though. Like they always do. Paper Jam (as much as people like it) already shows that the well is running dry and that they did all they can do on the thing. Indy developers are also moving on when it comes to specs (that's why Isaac is only on NEW 3DS) and 2016 would be the perfect year to evolve. But again, Nintendo will probably wait 1-2 years too long which is too bad.



Monsti commented on See All That's Coming in the Tri Force Heroes ...:

What a great update. It's so good to see how Nintendo has been actually reacting to what people liked/disliked about the games recently. I hope they also learn from that for the future...the friend token thing was just not a good idea.
I also like the Stamps and hope they'll make them whatever their archivment system will be.



Monsti commented on Black Friday Sales Bring Little Joy for Ninten...:

@ThumperUK I agree with you on the whole marketing thing, but it's definitely not the only problem. The best marketing couldn't make Xenoblade a mainatream title. We're a bunch of Japan-Lovers here, but most people don't care for that look and sort of gameplay. They want western RPGs.
I still think though Mario Maker could have been that system seller. Nut timing and marketing weren't right. :/



Monsti commented on Rumour: NX Set for 2016 Release With Nintendo ...:

@electrolite77 I've been following Nintendo since the GameBoy...This would be the first time. I'm pretty sure the specifics for the console haven't been locked down for that long. I'd be really really really surprised if that thing comes out 2016 and has ANY 3rd Party support.



Monsti commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U):

There was a time in hollywood (between the release of Lord of the rings and about 2011) where more was always better. Now people know that longer films often drag, and they start to miss well paced films...

Gamers slowly start to understand this problem, too.
This game is just too big. The main story alone is already way too long and many reviewers point out how dead the open world feels because of its giant size. If you just want big...ok, fine. But I hope reviewers will see the problems with a game thst size soon.



Monsti commented on Shigesato Itoi Explains, Once Again, Why Mothe...:

I don't understand why it has to be him. Someone else start working on it. Also, as someone already pointed out here: It's not a continuous storyline. Make the next game with different characters in a different "country" at a different time.
We're not talking about "endless sequels" here. We're talking about a series with a certain concept, style and humor that's far from having reached it's potential...there's lots more to do here.



Monsti commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:

I liked it a lot. It had good pacing and made you feel the games you bought are just getting better (although the SMM web portal should have been there from the very beginning).
I still thinking Nintendo is lacking content and this direct won't get anyone to buy a WiiU or 3DS now, but they showed of some stuff I'm really looking forward to. I feel like there is some change coming finally...2016 might be big!



Monsti commented on Video: See the Differences Between Star Fox Ze...:

@Haz It is. I went to Gamescom with a couple of friends. Nintendo-fans, PS-Fans, Hardcore gamers and very casual gamers. All of them including me thought it was super super weak. I really don't understand what people see in this game. I can only explain it with fanboyism....



Monsti commented on Video: See the Differences Between Star Fox Ze...:

@Cia That's the problem though. This game has no art direction. It's the most uninspired, generic look I've seen in a long time. You could have gone with the Star Fox look and stylize it, but they just took a look that's based on N64 graphics and try to modernize it on a console that couldn't do it good it enough for it to look good.
It still looks horrible and boring to me but again as long as the change the control scheme I'm fine...but it didn't sound like they did in the European direct.



Monsti commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

Sweeeeeet. It is clearly just an HD version and not a remake but I'm cool with that. Wanted to reply TP next year anyway. I know many people think the look hasn't aged well, but I prsonlly still think the art direction in this game is amazing. To me it hits that perfect sweetspot between cartoony Nintendogame and a darker fantasyworld.



Monsti commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

I'll wait with the hype. "upcoming" sounds like: Xenoblade, Mario Tennis nothing I need more info about. Let's hope for some serious surprises and some serious Zelda talk ^^



Monsti commented on Splatoon's Content Update is a Little Early Th...:

@grumblebuzzz i totally agree. Every time I see these articles I wonder jow many people really care. I love the game and I just ignore the new weapons....but then I can only play it at certain times (when the mode I want to play is on) and even then it's only 2 maps. So much wasted effort with these weapons imo.



Monsti commented on amiibo Sales Continue to Gain Momentum as Over...:

This makes me interested in how many of those sales are kids, grown-ups, collectors etc. Cause many of the Eu ones are the ones I don't care for at all. The ugly ones (Link is the worst Amiibo imo) and the ones I personally didn't get because there are a Million other ways to get them such as Mario, Pikachu, Yoshi and Kirby.



Monsti commented on Reaction: Nintendo's First Mobile App, Miitomo...:

I don't really understand how this game fits the blue ocean strategy even with the definition in the text. It's an overcrowded market and there is nothing really unique about it. And I assume Nintendo will limit the crap out of what you're allowed to do and say.
I guess the app will make a couple of quick bucks for fine...whatever. I just hope they know that that's all this is.



Monsti commented on Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's ...:

@BinaryFragger I agree with you in general but I also think the Wii comparisons people do aren't fair. I actually think it's a problem that even Nintendo uses the Wii as the prime example of "how it's done". That thing was an exception because it didn't sell as a gaming console. It sold as a thing that people put in their living room because it was trendy and because it was cheap and you could use it for Netflix.
I think the Wii U didn't do as bad as media makes it out but it did way worse than most Nintendo-fans want to accept.



Monsti commented on Miitomo, Nintendo's First Smartphone Game, Is ...:

I'm actually glad this turned out to be "PhonePass" and not really a game with a Nintendo IP on it.
It also sounds like this really is just to get some quick cash and not to actually do something serious on smartphones...also fine with me.

And ANOTHER delay huh...I guess they're putting all their work into getting that NX done.



Monsti commented on Analysis: There Are Reasons to be Optimistic A...:

@Quinn_Blackwood I absolutely don't doubt that and I think Amiibo helped Nintendo a lot! My point was more that they a) handled them poorly and b) that they have to understand now that they are a "trend" and won't keep on selling as crazy as they did....especially if they don't slow down...and they don't seem to looking at Animal Crossing.



Monsti commented on Analysis: There Are Reasons to be Optimistic A...:

The Amiibo trend is already over. I know in the US people are still going crazy but elsewhere it's pretty much over. The Amiibo shelfs in Germany are stuffed and even the former "rare" ones are starting to be discounted. My local store has already marked down the Mario Maker SE with Amiibo by 20€. People stopped preordering... 50 Smash Amiibos in a year + all the other stuff was too much. I really really wouldn't count on Amiibo. People will by some special ones (if they do an arwing e.g.) but the craze is basically over.



Monsti commented on Talking Point: As Rumours Come and Go the Desp...:

@leo13 Parents don't watch Nintendo Direct. The people who watch Nintendo Direct already know about the NX. What are they promoting for Christmas outside of Yo-Kai? There is nothing to promote? Do you know what kids want for Christmas...I can tell you: PS4, PS4 and a PS4. I'm always shocked how many people still live in this world were "parents" "kids" and "families" are connected to Nintendo. It's an illusion. Those people are all playing on their smart phones and their PS4.

I actually agree with you that they might not talk about it...but then it's because their ignorant. At this point, with the WS Journal leak, they HAVE TO talk about it asap. I actually think it ruins their Christmas sales not to do it because (and I here this from people everywhere) people say they don't wanna buy anything new Nintendo anymore before they no what exactly their plans for 2016 are.



Monsti commented on Talking Point: As Rumours Come and Go the Desp...:

Next direct will probably have the first mobile game, the new account system and (hopefully?) some news on Zelda. At this point I'm also not sure how much longer they can play their No-NX-before-2016 next direct will be really really really interesting!