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Male, 38, 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.

Thu 5th December, 2013

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Agent721 commented on Video: Get The Best Picture From Your NES With...:

I have an analogue NT preordered. It uses all the original chips from the NES, as well as plays the games via the original NES & Famicom cartridges. No emulation, straight retro goodness, and upscaled via HDMI, or an array of other video port options. I can't wait to see what it look likes.



Agent721 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

I think the abundance of free games has changed the market. How many times have we seen people complain that SMB1 is $5, because they're used to buying games for cheap on their Android? I will gladly pay $5, on any new device, to have SMB on that device permanently. The Flat White coffee i buy once or twice a week at Starbucks is $4.45, and it last less than one hour. Why would I then question spending $5 on a game i will have forever on a new device?

Also, the free games on XBL, PSN and even via the old Nintendo Club, have made us be patient for that free offering every month or so. Why pay for game A today, when I have a subscription to get games B, C & D, free next month?

Because we have been trained to expect free stuff digitally. It pains me to hear that some games don't sell more than 3k copies...that is terrible. I will admit that I do wait for sales on games that look interesting but are not #1 on my radar, but I gladly pay full price for games I am looking forward to.

I paid full price for Paper Mario, Mario 64 and DK64, because even at $10, those games are still a bargain and still great. Day one for me.

As far as pricing, it all comes down to quality and each game is different in that regard, but for me, paying $10-$15 for a good quality downloadable game is a bargain, and I will gladly pay it for games I truly enjoy.

As far as those who wait for the discount? That is their choice to make, as its their money to spend...but I do agree with Thomas, that for good quality games, I don't mind paying full price to reward the maker, and especially the independent game makers.



Agent721 commented on Nintendo Has Shipped 10.5 Million amiibo World...:

I have a ton of these. I live in L.A. & and they are very hard to find. I have to resort to importing them from Amazon France, asking my sister in Australia to grab me some or go the unfortunate EBay route. I use them in smash, hyrule warriors, MK, and Toad'S Treasure Tracker. They spice up the games and are simply fun to collect.



Agent721 commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I hope this is correct. The opportunity for an all one one system is great. Make it 3rd party friendly, add in different controller options, and make it more powerful than the PS4/Xbone, and you'd have a popular system.



Agent721 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Jap...:

My girlfriend of ten years, now my fiancee (getting married next year), has a gift coming from Amazon to me for our anniversary...It was delayed...I hope its the 3DS Majora bundle!!! I love Zelda, but have never played this game, so I would be a great way to experience it!!



Agent721 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

Right?! The rest of the game makers used the same lame excuse, when in reality its We'll save a couple bucks not printing the manual! I think EA started this trend of no manuals and now, its the norm as gamers kept buying anyways. At least on the Wii U, you can use the home button to bring up the manual, unlike with Sony or Microsoft's consoles, where you have to go to a website to download a PDF.



Agent721 commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

Thank god I am not a shareholder. The heads of Nintendo are totally lost, haven't got a clue anymore on how to properly run a business and have no clear business direction going forward. Putting money in its shares amounts to dead money at this point.

Great games for sure, but my god have they lost their minds in how they run the company.



Agent721 commented on Ninterview: Learning Retro Secrets With A Form...:

Great article through Nostalgia. I used to call the line quit a bit, but it was often busy! I remember specifically calling about Simons Quest, Dragon Warrior and Faxanadu. It is true that they tried to lead you on with the answers!



Agent721 commented on Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America):

So are we to assume, given that Mappy Land, of all games, is being released, that N64 games are never going released?! How can a company with such a rich catalogue of games to choose from, just omit an entire generation from download? What about GCN games? Is it due to the hard drive size? What reasonable logic can there be?



Agent721 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Its now day 2 of the website problems and I still haven't gotten a single order in. Which is quite ridiculous, considering I was sick yesterday and at home all day! Despite hundreds of attempts, I couldn't get a single order in. Nice going Nintendo, you really thought this one all the way through!



Agent721 commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

I can't believe you guys called Ebay resellers greedy capitalists!!! Truly, a UK website!!!
I own the disc and I have no plans on selling it. As far as the greedy capitalists, that is a risk you take and every business has risks. I wouldn't feel sorry or happy for them either way, a business is a business.



Agent721 commented on This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super...:

Truly a Nintendo story. Mr. Yamauchi knew that if you treat the customer well, they will come back. We can debate the quality and appeal of Nintendo's products all day long, but we can never question their commitment to excellent customer service.



Agent721 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:


I don't think that would make any difference...its about the games and the Wii U simply lacks too many genres and or big name games to drive mass audience buys. I have an Xbone and I bought it for Titanfall, not for its ability to play I already have a ton of others that play bluerays.



Agent721 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

And as far as Mii Verse, I use it less and less as its turned into a non sensical post-a-rama for really young kids. I go into the Zelda main one and everyone is up in arms that some random poster was banned...because he refused to post about Zelda and instead, posted nonsense that was totally off topic. Yet almost all the posts were about how upset everyone was that he was banned....I couldn't find anything on Zelda what so ever, but a ton of non nonsensical posts by people in the 8-12 year range. I haven't been on it since...I need a greater dose of ADD to enjoy it!



Agent721 commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Personally, I'd give it a B- as I love the Nintendo exclusives...Mario, Zelda, DK, Smash, MK 8...if you're a Nintendo fan, these have been great. However, the lack of full VC support, the lack of N64 games on the VC and the Wii U always missing out on the top 3rd party games (no COD, no AC, no GTA, no BF, no sports games) makes it a console only the most dedicated of Nintendo fans can enjoy and even then, those in search of old school gaming can't even get their full needs met.

I still love it as I own every modern console except a PS4, so it fits in nicely by adding the great Nintendo games, but if I was a solo console gamer, I'm not sure it would win out.

As a business venture for Nintendo, and not my personal opinion, it is clearly an F. The Wii U did not help Nintendo at all, but instead, have relegated it to a side player in gaming and that is surely not where Nintendo (nor its fans) want it to be.



Agent721 commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

His opinion is proven wrong by history. The game could not be a big hit without tight controls. Like any game, you have to learn how it flows, but for a platformer, it's hard to top. For those who have only played it outside the original NES or the SNES All Stars, try it on that. I don't know about the wii u, but the original wii motes from the wii have a lag that the NES/SNES controllers dont. Via a wiimote, I'm not very good...give me an NES controller, and the game is much easier, as if I was ten again. I'll actually be playing smb tonight with my fiancee for some retro fun!



Agent721 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wave Race 64:

This is one of those I never owned on the 64 and always wanted to, but finally got it via the Wii VC. And even years later, it freaking rocked! The water physics were truly amazing for that time & the racing is still tons of fun.



Agent721 commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

Stupid, but Nintendo is the most stubborn console maker around. What a dumb reason. My sister lives in Australia & can't get many wii u games, as stores carry a very limited stock.She tried to pick up DKC Wii u this week, and no store had a copy to sell. So she ends up buying very few games, months apart, due to the poor selection. If she could get US based games, she would in a heart beat. Instead, she buys nothing. That's lost sales and over time, lost interest in the system.