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Male, 37, United Kingdom

Thu 20th December, 2012

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datamonkey commented on UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Trea...:

I have had an email from where I pre-ordered and they say my order is being processed also! Woot woot!

Edit: The order status is frozen on "Processing" and they usually ship within 5 minutes so I have a horrible feeling this is on hold. I really wanted this for the Xmas holidays though so hope it gets sent out!



datamonkey commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@ToxieDogg Wow sorry to hear that happened to you also but well done on getting it back to them in under 24 hours to prove yourself correct!

Their excuse that it came from the factory in that condition is hilarious/terrible! I used to wonder why they unwrapped the games to keep in the drawer rather than keeping them factory sealed. Now we know it seems all the staff used to like playing the games first before they were sold! lol



datamonkey commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

I'm glad I don't buy anything at GAME. I bought a DS game once from them at full price, apparently "new", only to get home and find save game files on it already used! They refused to believe me and even sent me a rude email denying it! I've not been back since and that was about 8 or so years ago now!

I've spent so much money on gaming since then and they've not had a penny of it. You lost out in the end GAME, not me!



datamonkey commented on Rumour: Has Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem B...:

It's coming up to 2 years since the announcement and we've not heard a single thing about it or even seen a single screenshot.

It wouldn't be that surprising if it had been canned as artistic differences often get in the way, but I hope it hasn't as I was looking forward to it.



datamonkey commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I can tell you now Reggie my PS4 represents much better value than my Wii U has done. Let's see...

Wii U - £350 - 5 games - 2 years
PS4 - £399 - 20+ games - 1 year

I'm not sure if I'm just getting too old but most stuff Nintendo does these days just doesn't appeal to me much which has never been the case before. I mean Amiibo looks shallow and a cash-grab for example (great for collectors though). Where's Metroid Prime 4? Zelda? Excitebike? Wave Race? Pilotwings and all other classic franchises?



datamonkey commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

The Wii U is my most least used Nintendo console I've ever owned by a mile.

For the first time ever I actually regret buying it at launch. There's obviously some great games on the system - but you would expect that to be the case after 2 years on the market - however there has not been enough.

What's worse is that 2015 looks pretty barren too...



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

"didn't get into the games in the '90s, and is too old, bewildered and busy to figure out how it all works now"

Same here Tom. Even though I'm mid-30's my first Pokemon was Y last year and I have to say I don't know what all the fuss is about. I realise however that I must have missed the point. There has to be a deeper element to it than what I saw. I just couldn't muster the motivation to keep going after 10 or so hours so gave up...



datamonkey commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching I...:

Still not really any benefit to me as I wanted this game to play over the Xmas holiday period. A week earlier or ten weeks later makes no difference.

Still, I'm very happy that it exists at all as I loved these levels in 3D World :)



datamonkey commented on Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash ...:

@shigulicious I bought MK8 when it was released and played it a lot so am ready for something else. Also I have played every iteration since the SNES original religiously and while MK8 is a superb version, I think I may have franchise fatigue a little with it. Though that's through no fault of the game itself.

Not interested in hack and slash games so Hyrule Warriors is of no interest to me. The REAL Zelda is a completely different matter though! ;)



datamonkey commented on Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash ...:

It's great for everyone that loves Smash Bros. that there's been such excitement and widespread reporting on Nintendo sites for the last few months for the game, but for those few of us that don't actually like the series - like me - I really wish Nintendo had something else this holiday that appealed. They really seem to have put all their eggs into one basket, leaving little choice...

Captain Toad was my alternative in the run up to Xmas but unfortunately that's now 2015...

No doubt the Nintendo Direct tomorrow will be heavily weighted in Smash's favour too but I hope they have a few surprise announcements that are unrelated...



datamonkey commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

Interested to see exactly what this ends up as but seeing as I've hardly played my Wii U all year I can't help think that these resources may have been better spent on developing games. Though I understand Iwata's desire to grow the business and return to good profits...



datamonkey commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

Good to hear Nintendo have had a good year with Wii U. Unfortunately I've not had a very good year with my Wii U. Think the only game I've been interested in and played was MK8 :(

To make things worse Captain Toad is pushed to 2015 and Zelda could be years away yet. I really hope Nintendo have some unannounced stuff up their sleeve...



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

Don't get too excited:

“The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically – it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion.”


Nintendo are both masters at confusing consumers and also releasing tatty peripherals that could have been avoided in the first place!



datamonkey commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Fal...:

Slim pickings for me as I'm one of the few people that doesn't like Smash... Only Captain Toad interests me from that list and unfortunately that's been delayed to 2015 here in the UK so I literally don't have anything to play on my Wii U this year. Watch Dogs is great but completed that on PS4...

For me the Wii U has been the worst Nintendo console I've ever owned (and I've owned all since the NES) and the only one I've hardly played which is poor considering I've had it nearly 2 years! I doubt I'll buy one of their consoles at launch again :(

Roll on Zelda U, whenever that may be!



datamonkey commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

To all those people bashing Ubisoft, maybe you should stop and think for a second...

I doubt they want to release WatchDogs at all on Wii U any more as it'll no doubt be a loss for them like all other releases on Wii U have been so far. I imagine they are simply releasing it to keep their word and allow those of you that wanted the game on Wii U to get it.

I notice Ubisoft have a very bad reputation among the Nintendo faithful but really they make great games and actually do take risks with games like Child of Light and Rayman etc.

I for one am glad they exist and they are actually my favourite 3rd party right now. Bashing them simply as Nintendo have done a bad job with Wii U is not fair and maybe you should direct some blame to Nintendo for a change? Then again, to me it feels like some people will defend Nintendo regardless of whether they are in the right or wrong and that's ridiculous!