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Agent721

Agent721

Male, 37, United States

I am a long time Nintendo fan who started off with a game & watch handheld in the early 1980s, before the Famicom/NES came out. I have followed Nintendo since and remain a loyal fan.

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Thu 5th December, 2013

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Agent721

#12

Agent721 commented on Retro City Rampage: DX Update Available Worldw...:

@unrandomsam
It's too bad I didn't like it...maybe I was too stoked for it, expecting too much, as I typically love retro gaming. The one I do like is Hotline Miami. It's a retro game, where your pay as a Hitman in 1989 Miami. Old school graphics, with dual thumb stick control & this kind oddly bizarre, yet addicting puzzle sort of gameplay, in how you decide how to pull off the hits. It's on PS3/PS4, Vita & probably the 360. It would be awesome on the WiiU & they could easily make good use of the tablet. Hopefully, it'll show up.

Agent721

#15

Agent721 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@Epona14
No, but be creates games of similar excellent quality. I believe the two highest rated games of all time are Ocarina of Time & GTAIV, per metacritic. The highest rated DS game was GTA: Chinatown Wars. That's one game I'd love to see ported to the Wii U...it would be great on the tablet.

Agent721

#16

Agent721 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

@unrandomsam
Rockstar is a label of Take Two and didn't make consoles, so clearly Nintendo has sold more goods. However, GTAV is currently the 6th best selling game of all time. If you want to compare franchises, GTA has sold over 180 million copies since 2000...triple the sales of the entire Zelda franchise since inception since 1987. But my post isn't about comparing who sold more, it's about the fact that Nintendo needs to adjust to the realities of today, when they are not. They need new leadership & badly. I think the software is great, but the execution of the business plan sucks. They need fresh blood! I love Nintendo by the way, I want them to succeed & shut the haters, but I dont see it happening with the current crew in charge. And Zelda & GTA are probably my two favorite series...and who inspired the Rockstar guys? MIYAMOTO. And it shows...the attention to detail & quality is immense on both counts. In my opinion, Nintendo is very poorly managed.

Agent721

#17

Agent721 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

Rockstar released all past GTAs on tablet & smartphones last year. In the same year GTAV broke all types of sales records. It's already surpassed Mario Kart Wii, in six months only. Hence, releasing cell phone game versions of GTA did not hinder sales of GTAV.

Agent721

#18

Agent721 commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

He needs to go. Nintendo needs a refresh & I fully believe ignoring cell phones is a giant mistake. I see my ten year old brother & he plays Clash of Clans & other cell phone games much more than his 3DS. All his buddies do as well. The Iphone is clearly winning his attention away from the 3DS. Nintendo can use small cell games to 1) drive awareness of its brands, 2) increase exposure of new games coming to the Wii U & 3DS by offering mini games of upcoming bigger releases & use its rich legacy to resale classic NES & SNES games for a few dollars on IOS or Android. This isn't about killing consoles...it's about driving interest to its brands. Ignoring smartphone games is simply not working & considering kids love to play on them, they are slowly losing the interest of that customer base.

Apple will most likely update Apple TV to now also be a console in the near future...all the signs are there, even investor suggestions that they buy out Nintendo. They are targeting this industry. Nintendo needs to go on the offensive & not just sit back. It's also interesting that Apple is also rumoured to be focused on health tech. I doubt Apple would buy Nintendo, although they could do it very easily money wise (Apple has near $160 billion in cash & investments or 10% of all Corporate cash in US Corps), but it is interesting to see they're goals & tech start to align. And with Apple generating nearly $23 billion a year in cash flow...and with investors asking for Apple to do something to keep up growth...you never KNOW!

Agent721

#26

Agent721 commented on Review: Devil World (3DS eShop / NES):

@MIDP
If this is the worst game you're ever downloaded on the vc, you haven't downloaded much. If the rules were that confusing, you couldn't take 5 minutes to look them up online? I stand by my comment...harsh & terrible review.

Agent721

#27

Agent721 commented on Review: Devil World (3DS eShop / NES):

Terrible Review. I got this two months ago on famicom, and despite not speaking Japanese, I had no problems figuring out how the cross worked, or anything else in the game. I figured out the entire game in about half an hour, without ever getting stuck in any part of the game field or without much trouble getting the bible or any thing else. And, gosh, I didn't even get nauseated (I can't believe that statement was made). The devil, IMO, looks like Ganon from the 1st Zelda, which is kind of neat.

I bought my copy in its full famicom glory as a curiosity more than anything, but I found the game to be a 7/10. The coop mode is cool & the game is somewhat challenging, which I enjoy. I am a big Pacman fan, so maybe I'm biased, but this game is not as hard or confusing as this review makes it out to be. It's a charming game that reflects its built date of 1984, well before the Nintendo era had officially arrived in most of the world. And you get to see what Miyamoto was doing before hitting it big. For many reasons, it's worth checking out.

Agent721

#28

Agent721 commented on Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda's Master Sword ...:

Everyone's played Nintendo games at one point or another, especially developers. There was also that Easter Egg in Black Ops 2 for Zelda. It's just a little love & reminder of our gaming roots from the developers.

Agent721

#29

Agent721 commented on Ninterview: TriForce Johnson - A Journey From ...:

Great interview & big respect to TriForce. The Bronx is no joke, especially at the time he grew up in it. This is an area of historically very high poverty rates & very high crime. For him & others to organize a video game club, that probably prevented many from going down the wrong path is impressive. Good for you on that end & good for you again that you've made a living out of your hobby. Cheers to you, TriForce & cheers to Nintendo for providing the inspiration needed for this entire crew to succeed.

Agent721

#32

Agent721 commented on Yo-kai Watch Maintains Strong Run in Japan as ...:

You hit it in the head with the poor PS4 sales are a bad sign for everyone. The videogame market is expanding, but the console market is rapidly shrinking. Personally speaking, I didn't buy a PS4 due to the high price & small selection of games. I thought I might get it to play the FIFA World Cup game, but the game is only coming out for the PS3 & 360! That's just...odd. Between the cool Wii U games coming out & my backlogs of Wii, PS3 & 360 games still to play, why upgrade?

Agent721

#36

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th March (Europe):

I was just playing devil world this weekend...it's strangely addictive. Cool to have just based on it being one of Miyamotos first games...and I think it's harder than Pacman. Of interest is the devil in this game...he looks like Ganon from the original Zelda, yet this game is from 1984.

Agent721

#40

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in...:

@Peach64
In January 2007, 2.0 million consoles were sold. In January 2014, 770,000 were sold. It is a giant drop off. The videogame market is expanding, but demand for new consoles is quite low, historically speaking. Your can also see the problems via the software closures & layoffs at major studios.

Agent721

#50

Agent721 commented on Review: Weapon Shop De Omasse (3DS eShop):

This game sounds cool...I wish that had something similar for Zelda Games. Imagine a cool DLC that builds on the next Zelda, allowing you to see the adventure through the eyes of the iron Smith, potion maker or anyone else in the game, helping out link.