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Fri 19th December, 2008

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Monkeh commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

I feel the Wii-U version should have been the first one released, if not just because for the sheer fact the 3DS is doing so well, while the Wii-U is struggling..

So yeah, mostly disappointed that the Wii-U will have to suffer even more, even though for me personally it won't matter much, since I was going to buy both versions anyway.

EDIT: Also @DestinyMan I think most people would've been fine if it was the 3DS version releasing in the Winter and the Wii-U version in the Summer.



Monkeh commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

Really don't see what the fuzz is all about.. aren't you supposed to be fooled on April Fools?

Anyway, I actually wish they would make a tuned down Frostbyte Engine for Wii-U, but obviously that would cost too many resources to be profitable.



Monkeh commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

Currently obviously looking forward to Mario Kart 8, but since I wholeheartedly expect Smash to release in 2014 as well, I'll have to give that my vote.

Honestly wouldn't be surprised if X doesn't come out 'till 2015.



Monkeh commented on Video: What Could The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward...:

For me, personally, the hate for SS comes from it having a 'hub-like overworld' instead of your traditional (actual) overworld that was in every previous Zelda game (and more recently in A Link Between Worlds, which is probably why that got hardly any hate).

Truth be told, I would re-buy every one of those games if they were released in HD on Wii-U. All of them expect Brawl, since that would only be worth anything if Smash 4 is still a long way off (which it shouldn't be).



Monkeh commented on Swords & Soldiers HD Catapulting Its Way Onto ...:

@Pixel-Perfect I agree with this boo. Probably won't be getting this now, especially after having seen how good Swords & Soldiers 2 looks (plus I already own Swords & Soldiers HD on Steam [and the original on WiiWare], but still would have gotten this IF it had a fair price).



Monkeh commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

He's probably right, seeing as if Nintendo had sold the Wii-U at the same price, but without a gamepad and in place increased the graphic capabilities (thereby [almost] matching PS4/X1), it probably would've sold a lot better and there'd be more third-party games releasing on it.

It's hard to deny that the gamepad isn't worth what you've paid for it, seeing as it's only real use is off-screen play. Some games, like Wind Waker, may have made pretty good use of the gamepad, but these features are far from being a necessity. That and if you look at all of the upcoming anticipated titles, there's not a single one that has promoted gamepad-features.



Monkeh commented on Donkey Kong Country's Fate Was Determined By A...:

As a six year old kid, my first introduction to Donkey Country was while me, my sister and my parents were on holiday in the US and there was a demo-stand at one of the airports we went through. I was seriously blown away and had never seen a game this pretty before! After having seen that, I knew I needed a SNES. And so, a few months later, I got the SNES-DKC-pack for Christmas! :)

Once I've finished DKC:TF, I think it's about time I replay DKC1/2/3, which IMO still look great to this day (though some anti-aliasing would be nice :P).

EDIT: Also, I can't wait to read the full interview!



Monkeh commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part One:

Already own all those third-party games (besides ZombiU) on the PC for a lower price and with better graphics.. So yeah, IMO a terrible list with hardly anything worth getting for the Wii U. Ah well, at least I'll be able to enjoy some more DKC:TF before the Wii U goes back to collecting dust 'till May (Mario Kart).



Monkeh commented on Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preord...:

Come on Nintendo, you really think anyone wants another one of those plastic wheels? Not like I'll ever use/buy it, but it still seems kinda lame Nintendo wouldn't make something more worthwhile. I doubt they heard much positive reactions from the Wii Wheel.



Monkeh commented on Weirdness: You Can Now Play Zelda Really Badly...:

@ThomasBW84 Wasn't an 'attack' at you btw, just gotten tired of the reference in general, especially since I see it EVERYWHERE (not just gaming websites). Plus me and almost 90% off the people who now know about Flappy Bird, didn't even know about the game before the 'controversy' about it being taken down. But yeah, you're most likely right in saying it's going be a while before people stop using it.

To be a bit more on-topic: Dunno if this works as well as with Pokemon. I personally don't find it very enjoyable to watch.. though Twitch Plays Pokemon also isn't worth watching more than 5 min. for me.



Monkeh commented on Diddy Kong Confirmed as the Latest New Challen...:

Always quite liked Diddy as a character and back in DKC1 I'd always rather play as him than DK, but didn't play much as him in Brawl. Good to see him back though! Plus that screenshot together with Little Mac is just epic.



Monkeh commented on Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tr...:

"There's a sense of goofy adventure to it that the American version misses out on slightly, with the added bonus being that we can actually picture Blessed and Donkey Kong himself getting along quite well if they were ever to meet. Either that or he'd join the walruses of the Snomads."

Couldn't agree more with this. IMO, the American voice-over also makes it sound like it's only for kids, while the goofiness of the UK's voice-over is enjoyable for both kids and adults



Monkeh commented on Developer Interview: PhobosLab on XType Plus, ...:

"All the ground work is done and I believe it will happen. Nintendo still has a lot of community work ahead of them. They have to open up a lot more and engage more with indie developers, but they're definitely on the right track."

Exactly this, which is where the problem lays. Look at Team Meat, both guys love Nintendo, yet Super Meat Boy was never released on a Nintendo console, because Nintendo doesn't want it... -_-
Nintendo just keeps denying indie's access to their consoles, whereas Sony, Microsoft and obviously the PC have been embracing them for years now. Sure, it's now getting slightly better, but that's not going to do any good. They should drastically change their approach to indie games, if they ever want to be close to an 'indie game machine'.



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

Now confirming a release-date for Mario Kart 8 in April, Smash Bros. in May and Bayonetta 2 in June would've probably been fantastic for Wii-U sales, but you've got to give props to Nintendo for only releasing products when they're actually done.



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

@SuperBoo76 I wasn't trying to flame you, sorry if it came of that way. Hadn't noticed you returned ALL items (not just the Amazon purchase), which makes me wrong about calling you part of the problem, seeing as I thought you now owned multiple 3DS'. That is something which (IMO) way too many people do and which is just an incentive for Nintendo to first release a worse product and then upgrade it a year later.

Does seem weird to me that, even though a bunch of people I know own a 3DS/DS and none of them ever had any issues with it (except for one of them who bought it second hand with a broken mic). Guess, as you say, the build quality can vary between factories/regions, though it seems kind of illogical to me that the manufacturing process wouldn't be bound to the same work method in each factory, no matter where it's located.



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

@SuperBoo76 So aren't you part of the problem? I've only had one 3DS since it was first released and would never want a XL, seeing as it just blows up an image that was made with a smaller screen in mind (aka making the screen bigger but keep the resolution the same = blurriness). Never had any reason to 'upgrade' my 3DS and basically let my wallet say: "yes Nintendo, please make a new iteration of your handheld each year, I'll buy it!"
I've also owned every single Nintendo console to date (apart from the DS Phat/DSXL and as stated the 2DS/3DSXL) and all of them still work like a charm, as does the 3DS obviously. Hell, it's part of the reason why I love Nintendo so much; their stuff just doesn't break out of the blue. So that really makes me wonder what you're doing to your hardware that makes it break so easily? Only thing I can agree upon is the 3DS screens weirdly aligning, which is why I always have a piece of cloth between the two screens when I close it.



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

@SuperBoo76 Well the 3DS is already a winner and both the XL and 2DS cater to different demographics (XL for older people, 2DS for children).

Dunno about that 'Family Wii' and if it was ever even launched (it's not purchasable now), but I doubt the Wii-Mini has any significant impact on the Wii-U sales. It's the name Wii-U that's stopping people from getting it, since they already own a Wii, but it's not like a lot of people now buy a Wii (Mini) and not notice they'd need the more than twice as expensive Wii-U to play the Wii-U specific games.



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

@SuperBoo76 What on earth do the 3DS versions have to do with people's understanding of the Wii-U? Obviously they shouldn't have used the name Wii-U in the first place, but too late for that now, so all that's left for them to do is get/create more games for the system and market the hell out of it.

Shamefully, Nintendo seems to be scared to invest more money into Wii-U, which could bring them into the cycle of getting less sales, investing even less, getting even less sales, etc.

IMO they should be persuading (better put: pay) other developers/publisher to get exclusive games on the Wii-U, because that's the only way I'd see sales drastically improving. Most people don't buy a Wii-U for multi-platform titles anyway.

Other than that I think the amount of first-party Nintendo titles on the Wii-U is also pretty damn scarce and should be improved upon (though there are already quite a few big names releasing this year). It's actually quite astonishing that Nintendo has only released FOUR (three if you don't include the Zelda-port) proper titles for the Wii-U since it's release, namely: Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Zelda: WW HD.... how can they expect it to sale a decent amount when even their own support is tragic?

(WiiFit U, WiiSports Club and Wii-U Party don't count as proper games in my book, since they're just rehashes of Wii titles)



Monkeh commented on Video: Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...:

DKC was my first game for the SNES and I loved all three parts on the SNES, so I'll always have a soft spot for this serie. I was glad DKC Returns turned out as a great 'comeback', so obviously pre-ordered this one right away!