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Chris720

Chris720

Male, 20, United Kingdom

I'm a Nintendo gamer since 1998 and a lover of all things Zelda. Interested in game coding but not so interested to do it. :) I enjoy playing all sorts of games on all sorts of platforms, I may not be good at all of them but I give it my best shot.

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Wed 26th May, 2010

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Chris720

#1

Chris720 commented on Review: Pure Chess (3DS eShop):

Meh, I can just play Chess.com on my phone via their app. It looks a lot nicer, play online or via the computer and it even has lessons to teach you basic or advanced move sets. This holds no interest for me.

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#3

Chris720 commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

Maybe they're hoping those who buy the 3DS version will want to buy the Wii U version? I don't really understand this, wouldn't it be better to release both at the same time? What advantage does this give to the Wii U, because I see no advantage to this...

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#8

Chris720 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@theadrock13 It's so true. Nintendo has the best games on the market right now, and they'll never go out of fashion. They could quite literally kick Sony and Microsoft out of the ballpark if they threw out a high end console for the power crazed developers out there, the "hardcore" nerds would ditch Sony and Microsoft quicker than a bag of weed cornered by the police.

Nintendo just need to get their fingers out and just go in swinging until they're the only one in the room. But knowing Nintendo, or at least Iwata, this isn't going to happen anytime soon.

Nobody would care what the cost of the console is, if it's high powered, has ultra HD Mario and plays everybody's Call of Doody, everyone will be flocking.

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#9

Chris720 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@theadrock13 I think becoming the central media hub of your living room is a very difficult thing for Nintendo to do. They've always been known to make games and that's all they're really good at.

If they want to branch into multimedia for their consoles, they really need to step up their a game and bring about some sort of cloud service for starters. Not to mention a more powerful console to bring up apps far quicker. But why bother with Nintendo when Sony and Microsoft already have all of this up and running right now.

I think Nintendo has been dragging it's heels for far too long now. They really need to come out with all fists swinging if they want to be on top again.

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#10

Chris720 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@theadrock13 Do what exactly? Bridge the gap between hardcore and casual players?

Unfortunately Nintendo needs to wake up. The casual market they once controlled is gone, over run by tablets and phones. The only viable market they can grab hold of now is die hard Nintendo fan boys and the "self proclaimed hardcore" gamers, in other words, graphic jerks and "it needs more power!"

They need a console that can cater for that market now. But I'm done, I'll stick with the previous generation, I don't like where gaming is going. Full of hackers and graphic/power snobs.

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#11

Chris720 commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

Not surprised, especially through the Wii mode. My best guess is Nintendo will issue a recall and replace them with a more up to date hardware version to get around this problem.

Or, y'know, give up the ghost and create a new console all together. ;)

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#19

Chris720 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Direct Pointed to Anot...:

Even a blind man can see this console has flopped. The only income Nintendo are getting is from 3DS sales.

I don't see how Nintendo are going to turn this flop over, third party support is pretty much non-existent, the first party support is few and far between. All you have is downloads... how is that going to cater for people who want big name games?

I really love Nintendo and I'll back them all the way, but I'm sorry Nintendo, the Wii U has nothing going for it anymore. Its been struggling for over a year now and the Christmas period didn't even help it out. Just kill the life support already...

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#20

Chris720 commented on Nintendo Download: 20th February (Europe):

@BlueZealand That's the problem with discounts, you never know when they'll come.

I'll look into Retro City Rampage, Weapon Shop and at 89p for Bird Mania, I'll probably get that too. Finally see something worth buying after nothing for months.

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#25

Chris720 commented on Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why t...:

I think the main problem with Monster Hunter is, its a "love it" or "hate it" experience.

Its a lot like driving a Formula 1 car compared to a Nissan Micra, they're both on completely different spectrum's. You not only feel the difference, but you also have to adapt and change to the difference and if you don't you'll crash and burn or fail to launch.

Monster Hunter can be one of those games that you'll get a buzz for after a while or not at all, compared to say Call of Duty, where you can jump in and know exactly what to do. It all comes down to the persons preference.

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#26

Chris720 commented on Capcom Reportedly Planning Western Release of ...:

Not a fan of subscription fees. I'll gladly pay it though for Monster Hunter as long as the price is reasonable. Say £10 a month or £40 for a year would be perfect for me really... I mean the amount of content in MH3U easily outweighs a single fee of £40, plus all the bonus DLC content for free.

Definitely looking forward to this, hopefully it'll be on 3DS as well.

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#28

Chris720 commented on Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well...:

I thought Amazon had an issue with Nintendo? Clearly not...

Its good to see a lot of praise for Nintendo, but it doesn't change the fact they failed the Wii U. Such a brilliant console ruined by lack of advertising.

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#31

Chris720 commented on Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good S...:

I don't see the Wii U getting out of this slump any time soon. Its not a bad console, just badly marketed... Everything needs a constant advert to keep it in peoples minds. I haven't seen a Wii U advert in months besides Nintendo Lifes banners.

If they don't pick it up this year then I don't see how it will be able to keep afloat.

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#34

Chris720 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for the West:

@Baum897 Have you done a difficulty test between MH3 and MH3U on LR and HR? They are an absolute cake walk on MH3U, the hardest part is G Rank, and even then its still not that hard, but enough to differentiate the ones carried through and the ones not.

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#35

Chris720 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for the West:

@Senario I was actually joking about the Google Translate. Sarcasm really doesn't work on the internet. :/

But still... I'm just so miffed. Japan already has MH4, now they're getting MH4G. Why didn't they just make MH4G to begin with?! The world would be so much happier. Its such a pain in the bum when you're a fan of Japanese stuff but can't read any of it.

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#37

Chris720 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for the West:

Its like last years E3 all over again. Here's these amazing games!

They won't be released until next year. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

-_- Seriously, what takes so long to send a game over to the west? If its language problems, I can convert Japanese into English in seconds on Google Translate. Really annoyed.

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#42

Chris720 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:

He's got a good point. Nintendo takes a lot of risks by making a unique gameplay experience and this can either pay off or fail. And they've usually always turned a fail around... But I think Nintendo missed a trick this time round.

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#43

Chris720 commented on We Cannot Continue Without Winning, But It's N...:

Doing a Sega will not help them in the long run. The Xbox and PlayStation area is overcrowded with hyper realistic shooters and driving sims. The reason I'd buy a One or PS4 is to mainly play third party games. Most of the world buy Nintendo consoles to play Nintendo games, this already gives them an edge.

Smartphone gaming is a huge market only because not everyone wants to haul around a 3DS or Vita and everyone already has a smartphone. I don't personally see the appeal beyond playing some Candy Crush, but there's a lot of variety on iOS and Android in the gaming market that are free making it even bigger.

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#46

Chris720 commented on A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Insi...:

Problem is, developers have got into a "copy and paste" attitude. They want to make money very quickly with very little effort. That's why they build the PC version, port over to consoles and change bits to make it run at its optimal best.

Throw in the Wii U that is made completely differently and you have to tinker with this and that to get the best out of it, most will probably think "oh blow this." It might be getting easier for the devs that stuck around to get used to it, but for many others they can't be bothered, like EA for example.

Now we could say its Nintendo's fault for not being dev friendly. Or we could say devs are lazy who don't want to learn new things. But Nintendo's consoles survive on 1st party titles, always have, always will.