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Male, 38, United Kingdom

Thu 20th December, 2012

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datamonkey commented on Splatoon Creation Was Inspired by Rare's Perfe...:

"Splatoon seeks to offer something different rather than be just another forgettable FPS in an already crowded marketplace."

While that's true in general, it's not true of the Wii U marketplace. In fact the opposite is true as there are hardly any FPS's on Wii U. I can't think of one actually...

For those with a PS4/X1 it doesn't matter, but anyone who only has a Wii U as a home console might be appreciative of a "normal" FPS.



datamonkey commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

Unfortunately Nintendo needed to do much more than they did in the first few years of the Wii U's life for it to become successful.

I don't think there is much they can do now to help it succeed no matter how good this game is.



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

The lack of games for Wii U is embarrassing. They're a games company with hardly any new games.

I hope they do make the NX a single platform as they are incapable already of supporting 2 consoles at once. With their resources being further stretched with QoL and smartphones etc I can only see their output thinning even further.

Have they even released a new Wii U game this year, I can't remember?!



datamonkey commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

I agree with all others that say "new ways to play" should come secondary to getting the power and traditional controls right first.

Nintendo need to realise that they don't need to reinvent the wheel every time. Xbox, 360, X1, PS2, PS3, PS4 are all proof of that, largely sticking to what works.

Instead they cling onto Yamauchi's old quotes about 'having to be different from all the rest' just for the sake of it.

I'd love a powerful Nintendo console with a "normal" controller to play new Zelda's, Metroid's and Mario's.

As it is I fear for the future of the company. Even though they have promised to continue traditional console development, the extra resources taken from their workforce to work on smart device games and QoL is taking away from the console business. One in which they are struggling to produce enough games for Wii U/3DS as it is.



datamonkey commented on Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Late...:

Yep lost out on my Shulk, King Dedede and Meta Knight pre-orders. Thanks Nintendo for the poor supply.

Are they doing this on purpose or did they not learn from the shortages of earlier Amiibo? Either way it's not good.

On a positive note though I used my Amazon credit with some existing voucher to get Tomb Raider on PS4 for £5! Yay!



datamonkey commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

After the launch of 3DS and Wii U, I doubt I will ever be an early adopter ever again of Nintendo hardware, especially of new consoles.

It's a bit sad as I was always "day one" in the past. Last year I didn't even buy one retail Wii U game (not I don't like Smash and I wasn't the biggest fan of Bayo 1) so it seems Nintendo are losing their grip on one of their biggest, past fans... :(

EDIT - scratch that, I got Wind Waker HD last year...



datamonkey commented on Satoru Iwata Shares Confidence in Hitting Targ...:

@AbsolutSnake - Agreed.

I have been a very long time Nintendo fan since the NES and owned all of their consoles since, however since around the GC era they have slowly been alienating me to the point now where all my money goes to Sony on my PS4/Vita. I have used each successive consoles since Wii less and less.

With things like Amiibo, QoL and their potential entry into education, I can't see my buying habits changing any time soon either.

If Nintendo did what you said and opened up their warchest, invested in more first parties and created more choice of games then I could see myself regaining interest, but somehow I doubt that will happen and it seems Iwata would rather look at different businesses altogether than try and save their existing videogame business.

Like I said before, I fear for Nintendo's future as a games company the way things are going.



datamonkey commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@SuperMikey I completely agree.

While I commend Nintendo for acknowledging and trying cross-buy, they are effectively missing the point by charging twice the price for the game in the first place! But this is typical Nintendo behaviour.

The fact you get a code for the second game only highlights the poor structure of their online service (i.e. no proper account system). As someone mentioned before, when I buy a PS3 game on PSN then that game is automatically available on my account instantly to download on PS4 and Vita (if available of course). Also Sony don't charge twice the price for it in the first place!

As usual with Nintendo I feel it's one step forward, two steps back...



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!