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Male, 38, United Kingdom

Thu 20th Dec 2012

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datamonkey commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

Unfortunately for me this article is an understatement and the reason why I hardly post here anymore as I don't want to sound negative all the time!

Problem for me is that Nintendo's output in general in recent years has been in decline - both in quantity and quality. When I first started reading this site many years ago, almost every article would be of interest to me. These days hardly any are and that's not a result of NintendoLife themselves or the quality of their writing (which is great), it's more that they haven't got anything exciting to write about!

After a lifetime of buying Nintendo consoles day one, I very much doubt I'll be in the queue on launch night for NX.



datamonkey commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

Lucky for Nintendo they have Xenoblade otherwise the quality of their games this year has been well below par imo.

I mean how could they release this without any tournaments or story mode? Also only having one stadium is very lazy...

You'd think the lack of releases would be made up with quality in their releases but this doesn't seem to be the case at the moment unfortunately...



datamonkey commented on Video: Check Out a Graphical Comparison for Th...:

@youkoaoshi I think it's because this very much looks like a lazy port, rushed to market to fill a void rather than an actual HD "upgrade" the likes of which we see lots of on PS4/X1 where the games actually look like they've been updated.

This more or less looks the same as it did before.



datamonkey commented on Here's a Breakdown of 3DS Software and Hardwar...:

Where's the damn games though Nintendo?

It seems Amiibo, QoL, mobile and other side projects are taking away from the actual, damn, games.

Sadly, I've gone from biggest lifetime fanboy to someone uninterested in 95% of their output all in a few years...



datamonkey commented on Book Review: Before Mario:

Sad when the only things that seem to interest me about Nintendo these days is stuff from their past.

Looks a great book. I used to own a lot of the items in it when i went through my collecting stage like the TV Game 6 which I bought for about £35 and now sells for hundreds!



datamonkey commented on Nintendo is Now 126 Years Old:

I hope they do enter a new era...

A new era where they have an increased output of games for one format. They can't support 2 consoles at once now one of them is HD.

Also I hope this new era brings back many fan favourites and Nintendo become the company I once loved again, not the one they are now that keeps disappointing me



datamonkey commented on Nintendo Life Weekly: Star Fox Zero Delayed Un...:

One the one hand it's good Nintendo don't just rush unfinished games to market and then launch with 10Gb day one patches, though on the other hand this means that I will only be buying 2 games for my Wii U this year (Yoshi/Xenoblade) which, in my books, is a very bad year.

In comparison, I have bought about 12 for my PS4!



datamonkey commented on GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Orde...:

@Fandabidozi Ouch! I suppose I was lucky compared to you as at least I got the game in the box! Glad you got it sorted though in the end...

It's funny as if these companies actually treated us fairly we'd probably be more willing to buy from them. As it happens my experience left such a sour taste in my mouth, I've refused to spend a penny with them since and considering I spend quite a lot on gaming, they've definitely lost out in the long run.



datamonkey commented on GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Orde...:

I've not spent a single penny at GAME for about 9+ years, ever since they sold me a copy of Kirby on DS which was supposed to be brand new (at the new, full price), which when I got home had save game files on it!

When I took it back to complain they didn't believe me and basically told me there was nothing they could do! Grrr...

It still angers me to this day and they have lost out of my custom for the last decade because of it, so their loss...



datamonkey commented on GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Orde...:

"there is no default compensation offered with the apology"

I wouldn't expect anything less from such a rip-off company...

Like the article points out, GAME are too busy worrying about their bottom line rather than looking after their customers. They seemingly have forgotten the fact that if you look after your customers, the bottom line looks after itself...