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Male, 37, United Kingdom

Thu 20th December, 2012

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datamonkey commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

@cwong15 We are not living 20 years ago. This is 2014. Look at what you get now for $50...

We live in an age where you can find much better quality games on tablets etc for $£0.99 compared to a $£5 NES game.

Twenty years ago NES and SNES were all we had. We knew no different so of course we were happy to pay that money for those games. They were at the technological limit of their time. If todays games existed then do you think people would have been happy paying $50 for a NES/SNES game? I very much doubt it...



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I haven't bought anything on the Wii U/3DS eshop for over a year due to high pricing, paying again and again for the same games I already own and a lack of unified account system to name a few issues I have with it.

My money now all goes to Sony by default on my PS4/Vita which enjoys a proper account system, cross-buy, cross-save and better pricing. not to mention PS+ bonuses and Trophies too...

Unfortunately I find Nintendo too far behind the digital curve. The fact that I have many NES/SNES/N64 games bought on my Wii and registered to my Club Nintendo account yet still have to buy them again if I want them on Wii U/3DS was the last straw for me as a consumer. When/if this changes in the future they can likely have my money again.

Right now though I really feel Nintendo don't want my money and would rather stick with their prehistoric policies like they do in order to remain different.



datamonkey commented on The Man Responsible For Reviving Nintendo's Re...:

This is a bad loss for NOA. He reminded me of Harrison and the other Ninty execs from the late 90's who actually had some balls and got stuff done that benefited the company.

Wish him all the best in his future endeavors...



datamonkey commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Delay in Europe...:

"With Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. and more on the way to Wii U in Europe in the rest of the year we're arguably not going to be short of games;"

That may be true for most but personally Captain Toad was the ONLY Wii U release I was looking forward to in 2014! The 3 mentioned above I have no interest in.

I think it's more a case of early 2015 looking baron (again) so they are moving content to that time period rather than there being "too much" content releasing in 2014. I mean 4 games, that's not that much is it? Especially considering not every game is going to appeal to every gamer...



datamonkey commented on Michel Ancel Forms New Studio While Continuing...:

I can't believe how many of you are "giving up on Ubisoft" just because their games haven't sold on Wii U and you're abandoning them? It's not their fault Wii U owners didn't invest in their games so you can hardly blame them from pulling Wii U support. They aren't charity developers!

Personally I loved Far Cry 3, AC4, Watch Dogs and Rayman Legends and am looking forward to their next round of releases. If that's not on Wii U then so be it, but I'm not missing out on loads of good games just because I'm a butthurt Nintendo fanboy... You're missing out otherwise...



datamonkey commented on Reaction: Nintendo's Drop in Momentum Is A Big...:

In my opinion the Wii U has been badly managed since its launch in 2012 with far too many AAA game droughts to mention.

3DS had a stellar year in 2013 for software which was awesome, yet 2014 has been considerably weaker in comparison so no wonder hardware sales are down there too.

Unfortunately I can't really see what is going to turn Nintendo's fortunes around at the moment unless QOL has mass appeal...?



datamonkey commented on Captain Toad Won't Be Tracking Treasure In Eur...:

Crikey my Wii U has hardly had any retail games released that I'm that bothered about since launch in 2012 and this was on my radar for day one to change that. Looks like the barron spell will continue for me unfortunately into 2015...

After being a Nintendo gamer since the NES, I have to say this is by far the worst couple of years for Nintendo releases I remember (excluding 3DS), even the N64 faired more consistent first party releases...



datamonkey commented on The Denpa Men Are Going Free-To-Play In Japan:

What do they expect releasing a very similar game 3 times over in a very short space of time?

They should have taken longer with a proper sequel that had better gameplay. Instead it just feels like they wanted a quick cash-grab...



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

Nintendo should be commended on the improved Wii U user experience it has since launch but I still feel there are many improvements still to be made.

Top of my list is the proper account system. For now all of my money is going to Sony and that will not change until Nintendo sort unification out.



datamonkey commented on Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick...:

@Figeluren - You misunderstood what I meant.

I meant it would be cool if you could turn off the Gamepad screen the whole time you are playing the game (if you're not using it obviously!) so it would save precious battery while it's not being used.

I rarely use the Gamepad screen unless it's a necessity so being able to turn it off in games that don't use it - which is quite a few - would be a great bonus.

I'd imagine this would have a big effect on the battery per charge...