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Male, 37, United Kingdom

Thu 20th December, 2012

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datamonkey commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:

IMO they've not bettered the original for game balance...

The recent games have been ridiculous and have stopped me playing in frustration. I just don't understand why people should be punished for being good and in the lead!



datamonkey commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

If I were in charge of Nintendo I would hire big teams of devs solely for the purpose of re-releasing major parts of Nintendo's back catalogue for Wii U AND 3DS. That would include GBA, DS, GC, N64, SNES, GB and NES.

Then (with the possible exception of GC on 3DS) they would all be cross-buy a la Sony. I would aim to release lots every week until the entire back catalogue is available, rather than the couple at random we actually get.

Why this isn't a major priority for Nintendo is beyond me.



datamonkey commented on Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U ...:

Great first GBA game but like others I'm still a bit baffled why these are coming to Wii U and not 3DS?!

Is it simply because Nintendo are desperate for Wii U content? I'd much rather play this on the move than on the Gamepad...



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Passing on PAX East 2014:

"Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key component of our approach"

So why not let people do exactly that at PAX Nintendo?



datamonkey commented on Ronimo Games: PS4 And Xbox One Are More Of The...:

I hope they add a bit more strategy to the sequel as I found the original a bit boring in that you just kept producing as many units as you could. There wasn't really any more than that to the gameplay so I found it quite lacking...



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe):

@Marshi - Nope. I'm not downloading Mario Kart. Even though I'd like to play it on my latest Nintendo consoles I have bought it many, many times since the original on the SNES.

I wish Nintendo operated a proper account system and allowed those that have paid for a game countless times in the past to re-download it for free on current systems. For example I bought Hotline Miami on my Vita, yet it has been announced today that a PS4 version will be coming soon. I will be able to download that for free on my PS4 and I think Sony's system really makes Nintendo's look poor in comparison.

Are Nintendo intending to just keep re-releasing the same VC games on every console from here on in and expecting people to keep repaying? I think they will and also think it sucks...



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Confirms Presentations and Games for ...:

"Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers"

This is a far cry from the attitude of Reggie a few year ago when he said Nintendo are not interested in indie garage developers!

Seems like they realise that's their best chance of getting any type of 3rd party support on Wii U...



datamonkey commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

Expecting Nintendo to market this game was maybe a little optimistic considering they hardly even marketed the damn console let alone a 3rd party game.

I'm afraid stories like this are probably common and just unknown to us. This is partly the reason the Wii U is in the situation it's in and sorry to say but it's only Nintendos fault.



datamonkey commented on Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition i...:

One of my favourite games of 2013. I freakin loved every minute of this game, though I still have not beaten the final boss :(

There are so many Nintendo references in the game, I wondered if it would one day be ported to a Ninty console.

All Wii U owners should get this, you won't regret it!



datamonkey commented on Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Li...:

I'm really happy with my PS4 and can't wait for the next round of first party games to start dropping. Sony have done an excellent job with the unveiling, the build up to launch and the launch itself, so congrats to them.

Maybe this could be a lesson to Nintendo that you don't always have to "be different" and/or add gimmicky controls to succeed.

I really hope that Wii U sales pick up but I feel Nintendo have dug themselves into a hole as far as 3rd party support is concerned. Of course I will buy most 1st party Nintendo games but everything else I will get on PS4.



datamonkey commented on Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Fol...:

This is nice but to be honest I'd prefer further improvements in speed of menu loading etc.

Going back to my Wii U after my PS4 makes it seem sooooo slow and sluggish. I still don't understand why it takes 15 seconds just to load the settings menu foe example!?



datamonkey commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

I'm surprised Vita has that much more support than 3DS considering the install base of each. Though I'm also quite happy as I love gaming on my Vita.

Nintendo really need to start courting 3rd parties pretty hard as this does not look good...



datamonkey commented on Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan:

@RIC616 - Yes but only if I still have the Wii to do a system transfer which I don't.

The games are not linked to my Nintendo ID in a way that I can re-download them to play natively on my Wii U which is what I think the ideal situation would be.

@FineLerv - That is true but atleast your PS3 games are linked to your account so you will be able to forever re-download them in the future to play on another PS3. Also many are cross-buy so you can download them and play for free on a Vita which is not the case with Wii U/3DS. Furthermore, all are playable on Vita from PS4 through remote play so it's a much better setup imo...



datamonkey commented on Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan:

I wonder if Nintendo will be re-releasing these games all over again on their next home console?

This is why a unified account system would be good as the NES/SNES/N64 games we already bought on the Wii should be playable on the Wii U, 3DS and all other consoles Nintendo release.

These games are nice but I'm fed up of buying them over and over again.



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

I am as big a Nintendo fan as anybody else, but as a person mostly interested in first party Nintendo developed games the lineup for Wii U is pathetic.

We had a drought this time last year and the fact that this is happening again a year later is not good enough, especially after Nintendo management said it wouldn't happen. We accepted Iwata apologising and asking us for patience but that was a year ago and my patience is now wearing very thin.

Nintendo couldn't really have handled the Wii U any worse and I just can't work out how they misjudged how many resources they would need to develop HD games.

A year and a half after launch and this is the situation? It's awful and I can no longer defend them or paint a rosy picture of what is far from a rosy situation.

Indie games are nice but not what I bought my Wii U for. I've only had my PS4 for under a month and already I have twice the amount to play on it than my Wii U which I've had since launch. Not only that the lineup this year on Sony's machine looks superb.

To say I'm disappointed in my Wii U is a massive understatement and that's coming from a fan who actually quite likes the damn thing...



datamonkey commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13t...:

Why on earth doesn't NoE have a Youtube channel to put their stream on? They are freakin useless!

I also agree with others that GBA games on Wii U seems an odd fit compared to 3DS. I think they've done that as the Wii U lineup is looking a bit sparse.



datamonkey commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

Tbh I was planning on getting this for PS4 anyway but it's a real shame for those that were going the Wii U route.

I can only see this as being cancelled now. I feel Ubisoft are just being spineless and leading Wii U gamers a false glimmer of hope which is wrong if their intention is to cancel it at some point down the line. The decision to do so though is more than understandable considering the state of Wii U.



datamonkey commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I'm not sure why Nintendo thought 3rd party support would be better with Wii U than with Wii when they have followed the same pattern of innovation over power.

For the first time in my life, after having every Nintendo console since the NES, I am considering selling the damn Wii U. The thing has been a disaster from start to finish and I can't believe how Nintendo have messed it up so badly.

It's very sad to see but their mantra of "we must not go for power alone and create new experiences" I think is biting them on the donkey. Look how well PS3/360 sold using the old formula. Look how well PS4/X1 have started off using the old formula. I feel Nintendo think they have to do something different just for the sake of doing something different and now it's backfiring big style...