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Thu 20th December, 2012

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datamonkey commented on Rare Co-Founder Has No Idea Why Nintendo Didn'...:

I was absolutely gutted when MS bought Rare and couldn't understand why Nintendo would let them go.

Obviously it turned out Nintendo made a shrewd move taking £400 million for a company in decline so well done to them!



datamonkey commented on Feature: Our Tributes and Memories of Satoru I...:

"it's been a difficult period for... Iwata-san in particular"

NL crew - does this need to be included in the opening paragraph? It seems like a very offish understatement. Offensively incorrect even...

Was it supposed to read "Iwata-sans family"?



datamonkey commented on Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which...:

For me this is a good indicator that NX will be a hybrid handheld/home console device.

It makes sense as Nintendo do not have the resources to develop for 2 dedicated machines now they are in HD format. This is clearly visible with the droughts in recent years and would be eradicated by having only one console to support.

Probably the reason why Iwata is so confident there will be no droughts on NX.



datamonkey commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"we know what our fans want"

Unfortunately this isn't always true and certainly isn't for me.

What I would like is:

  • Metroid Prime 4, New Wave Race, New Pilotwings, New Excitetruck, New F-Zero etc etc.

What I would not like is:

  • Amiibo, Animal Crossing Home Designer, AC Amiibo Festival, Metroid & Zelda MP games.

What some Nintendo fans want is not what Nintendo are providing and they should realise that they have a whole old generation of fans like me that do not like their recent output. QoL included.



datamonkey commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

Who cares when Zelda is out, we know it's coming and we're Nintendo fans and want to see more of it!

How on earth do they work out we'd be frustrated if they showed it? Don't they think we find it more frustrating that they didn't?



datamonkey commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

"whether Star Fox Zero is a game forced to exist in this half-baked state due to a thin cupboard of flagship Nintendo titles for E3, or whether this game is actually headed down a poor path, is yet to really be seen."

I have a feeling it's the former... I think they really underestimated the resources required to develop consistent content on an HD console alongside a handheld and it has shown since launch as is still showing in their release schedule.

I also feel that's why we are getting "easy" games to develop (relatively) like Animal Crossing board games and Tennis... They don't take as much resources and fill the schedule up a bit.



datamonkey commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@Kirk "[Nintendo] comes out with a handful of properly realised new franchise games a year and then the rest is mostly just quickly thrown together gimmicky filler and spin-off crap."

Brilliantly said and spot on! +1

Also agree about the muppets. Laughter turned into disaster!



datamonkey commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

Nintendo before Iwata gave me amazing game after amazing game with depth and quality.

Nintendo since Iwata (with exceptions of course) has been full of disappointments, especially since the Wii U launched.

I was once the biggest Nintendo fan, but now I struggle to find excitement for almost anything they do and that makes me sad



datamonkey commented on Iwata Vows To Listen To E3 2015 Digital Event ...:

I'm sorry Iwata, but yes, it really was "that" bad...

While I really enjoyed the muppets, the presentation had so much filler it was ridiculous and even then it only stretched to 50 or so minutes. That's an indication in itself the company lacked content. No wonder Iwata didn't bother showing up this year, he knew it was going to be poor...

I mean interviews with Shigsy and the Yoshi textile person were fine and interesting and welcome even, but only if the rest of the show impresses. It felt they were added as there was a lack of content elsewhere...

Ultimately, I really think Nintendo were massively underprepared for developing for a HD console and is why there are still few games and why we have had so many droughts.

A terrible E3. I hope they have some surprise announcements left over the next few days to make amends.