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Male, 37, United Kingdom

Thu 20th December, 2012

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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!



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

It's a good idea as far as a means of getting some retail presence for Nintendo games as losing shelf space is something the company have seen a lot of over recent years.

However I still don't really see the point in creating more hassle for the consumer when you can just download the game at home anyway. But that is a question to the consumer really and not to Nintendo or retail.



datamonkey commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Never had any interest in this in the first place but the new real Zelda I cannot wait for. In fact it's probably my most anticipated game along with Uncharted 4. Hope we get some new news on that one soon!



datamonkey commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

@WYLD-WOO - Unfortunately I think it's not as simple as transferring the data on the SD card from one 3DS to another, (or move it to your PC first) as you have to run the actual system transfer software on the 3DS's first. Otherwise I'd be happy!

@Will-75 - Maybe we're into different types of games and those available don't appeal to you on Vita? Some I've played this year off the top of my head are Rayman Origins/Legends, Tearaway, Dragon's Crown, TxK, DoA 5, Killzone, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, Walking Dead, Soul Sacrifice, Child of Light and many others!

Admittedly some of those are available on 3DS too but without the account system i mentioned earlier, I'd rather buy them on PSN, even though I'd like to support Nintendo more...



datamonkey commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

This could be the first time I don't "upgrade" to a new handheld from Nintendo.

The truth is I haven't played my 3DS since all the great games of 2013 and my Vita is being played all the time. There's not really much on the 3DS horizon that is likely to change this either considering I'm not into Smash etc.

The fact Nintendo make the transfer process so difficult is also going against my decision. If I did upgrade I'd want to sell my existing XL soon so I'd get a better price for it than I likely would when the new 3DS is out (not only that but I can put my money towards the new one from the sale of my old one), however I have to keep hold of the damn thing to transfer my data! That is so behind the times it's unreal.

If I upgraded my Vita to the slim version I can simply log in to PSN and download my stuff from my account. Even though Club Nintendo has all my digital games registered that I've bought them, I still can't do this. Crazy.

Nintendo make some of the best games in the industry and have innovated again and again and again, yet with simple things like account systems they are so far behind it's ridiculous. Not only that they are putting me off buying anything on the eshop with that setup in place so really it's their loss and Sony's gain (as I spend a lot on theirs).



datamonkey commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

@Franklin - Yeah hopefully someone can help us! I'll repeat the query below incase people missed it ;)

  • If I sell my 3DS XL now but keep my SD card, will I be able to re-download all my digital games on this new 3DS XL model next year when it comes out? Or will my digital games be sold along with my old XL?




datamonkey commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Can someone help me with a question please?

If I sell my 3DS XL now but keep my SD card, will I be able to re-download all my digital games on this new 3DS XL model next year when it comes out? Or will my digital games be sold along with my old XL?