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Fri 19th December, 2008

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Monkeh commented on Interview: Dan Marshall on The Swindle, Cancel...:

For a second there, while reading the title, I thought this was cancelled again! Really glad to see that's not the case and a lovely interview to boot!

Also guess I'm a purist, because I'll definitely play through end even if it's clear I won't be able to get everything done before the days run out. ;)



Monkeh commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Heading For a Period of ...:

The mobile gaming market (not handheld!) is also very different from the traditional gaming market and almost souly depended on F2P games. From most [mobile] market studies it's clear that only about 2-5% of the people playing on mobile actually spend any money. Which basically means if you want to succeed on mobile for long periods (so not just one time hits like Flappy Bird), you have to either keep pushing out content for your F2P game (which of course can be bought with real money) or make a new F2P game once the user-base of your old one starts to decline.

Besides this, the popular games on mobile are often a lot less involved than the games we've come to love from Nintendo. Obviously this doesn't have to mean Nintendo will go down the same road to achieve success, but it does mean I'm highly sceptical about all this. And IMO if Pokémon Shuffle is anything to go by for what's to come out on mobile, I think my scepticism is justified. A lot of people will be happy to play those types of games though, I'm just not one of them.



Monkeh commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I find it fascinating how so many people seem to believe in a 'unified platform', whereas this would mean that all games would've to work for both the home console and the inferior handheld/streamer. Obviously a bigger, more expensive console is always going to have 'stronger' hardware than it's portable, smaller counter-part. Unless of course you make the portable incredible efficient power-wise, but that would mean it'd probably have to cost more than the home console.

Unified account system, sure, but sharing between devices is nothing different from what Sony already does between the PS3/4 and Vita.



Monkeh commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

I still can't believe they only released a white cradle for the regular N3DS and black only for the XL..

Like I'm going to buy a white cradle for my black N3DS.. Ugh Nintendo, get your freaking stuff together.



Monkeh commented on Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the ...:

While I'd have loved another 50% in the first week, I'll still be getting this one soon. Always love me some Kirby, but never bought it back when it first released (was probably not really looking at Wii releases anymore), so will be nice to finally play this one! And of course it's not going to be overly hard, I mean, it is Kirby after all. I mostly enjoy playing challenging games, but it's still nice to take a break and play with the Pink Puffball for a little while.



Monkeh commented on This Articulated Skyward Sword Link Toy Should...:

Huge Zelda fan here, but Link's face looks way to horrendous for me to find this 'awesome'.

EDIT: On a side note, I also haven't bought the Link Amiibo, because that looks even worse than this. I'm hoping (and guessing) there'll be a Zelda Amiibo series when Zelda Wii U releases and expect those to look better (if not for the simple fact they'll pose the model in a way they won't need the weird yellow bar for Link to lean on).



Monkeh commented on Rumour: Cave Story 2 Teased at PAX South and C...:

Yes please! This game is utterly great. I do hope they go with the original graphics though, did not care much for how the one with 3D models looked (judging from screenshots/trailers).

Note: The one with 2D graphics and the 3D depth-filter on the 3DS is my favourite port.



Monkeh commented on Video: Donkey Kong Country Returns...To Wii U:

I already re-bought this game on the 3DS as to not having to waggle. Obviously not buying this version (would've if it had supported the gamepad).

It is an utterly fantastic game of course.



Monkeh commented on Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto Feels Monster Hunter ...:

Main reason I've never gotten into Monster Hunter is because the one I did buy had way too long loading-times between (IMO) very small segments, which put me off the entire game instantly. I prefer my open-worlds to actually be an open-world. Plus big open-world RPG's are pretty much always popular in the West (if done right, obviously), so here's hoping they'll make one for the Wii U with an actual open-world.



Monkeh commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

People who say: I was going to get the XL anyway, so it doesn't matter to me; do you have no sympathy or something? I'm from Europe and I can still see how there are plenty of people who'd rather buy the regular N3DS in the US, so it still matters to me that Nintendo would do something so stupid. Maybe next time they won't sell the thing you want in your region, will you care then?



Monkeh commented on Two Tetris Titles Pulled From the 3DS eShop in...:

I feel terrible for having missed the post about it being pulled from the Eshop in Europe.. Was thinking about buying it about a week ago, if only I had done so. :'(

Not like I don't have enough games already on the 3DS, but Tetris was my first Gameboy game together with Super Mario Land 2. Ugh, really feel like a fool for not having bought it now.



Monkeh commented on Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pr...:

Main reason I keep buying every Nintendo console, those games are all of such high quality, just like almost every game Nintendo releases. IMO Rayman feels a bit out of place though, since it's on all platforms and Nintendo had nothing to do with it (same goes for Bayonetta 1 actually :P).



Monkeh commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

I hope that's just from bad translating, but it seems a bit weird he would state that the game had a very bad control system (as if it were fact), instead of just voicing his opinion how he feels about the control system.