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Agent721

Agent721

Male, 39, 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 Dec 2013

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Agent721

#7

Agent721 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother ...:

@ottospooky
That applies to the systems I owned as a kid and still have today, which is NES and SNES games mostly. I even own a Famicom disk system and play on that, importing discs via Ebay from Japan. I live in L.A. But I never played on any Sega systems, I was Nintendo fanboy growing up in the 80s and 90s, and I don't have enough interest to buy a sega retro console now, but I do try some of the game on the NES, just because its cool. There's a few available on Etsy. At least its a similar era!
Cheers!

Agent721

#8

Agent721 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother ...:

@ottospooky
Ha..I won't do it then. GBA games were cool on the go, but I can't imagine putting that many hours into it, given how they look and play. However, you'd be surprised what you can get on Etsy. They have Sega Master System games put on NES cartridges (I own an NES copy of Sonic!), and Genesis games on SNES carts, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone put the GBA game on one of those.

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#9

Agent721 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Has Plans to Localise Mother ...:

I just beat Earthbound last week. Great game! I have mother 1 on an NES cartridge, which I bought off Etsy, and I will play that next. It would be great to get the third one, but I'll wait to get it on an SNES cartridge, which no doubt will appear on Etsy as well. I prefer to play these games on the original system, if possible.

Agent721

#10

Agent721 commented on Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of ...:

@ducktrapper
Glad to hear you're family is enjoying it. I got the Wii U as a gift, as I also thought it would suck, but I too was very surprised. Don't forget the eshop, it has a ton of great games & DLC as well. With all the great 1st party games out, the console should last you a while. Enjoy!

Agent721

#12

Agent721 commented on Wii U Sales Show Promising Growth Courtesy of ...:

I bought Splatoon a few weeks back and it is an excellent and varied shooter. I didn't think I would like it, but my little half-brother, who's 12 (I'm 39) brought it over to play and I fell in love with the game. And I am a very big FPS, currently also playing Star Wars Battlefront on the Xbone, so it shows the game's appeal is far and wide, young and old (or older!). I now own the game and the Amiibos!

I bought Mariomaker on day 1, actually took a day off to get it and I love that game...that will be a game I plan on playing forever. I just want them to add DLC and SMB2.

The Wii U may have limited appeal to some, but for those of us who know games and have been gaming for a long time (I started with an Atari 2600 in the early 1980s), it is a great piece of equipment. I play it as much, perhaps more, than the Xbone, which I also enjoy greatly. I enjoy it more than the Wii, perhaps not quite as much as the Cube, but its definitely gets better with age, much like a fine wine.

Agent721

#13

Agent721 commented on Review: Dark Half (SNES):

This game sounds very cool...now if someone on Etsy could put the rom on an SNES cart, with the English patch, I'd pick it up in a heartbeat!

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#17

Agent721 commented on The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale C...:

I just beat Earthbound this week. Loved it! I never played it as kid, so it was a great walk down memory lane, in terms of gameplay, graphics and style. Took me about 42 hours. Loved the ending boss fight! That being said, I'll probably pick up Castlevania, because its so cheap.

Agent721

#18

Agent721 commented on Feature: Why We're Still Playing... GoldenEye 007:

This game is one of my all time favorites. Me and my buddies played it non stop in college, and combined with a great single player campaign, is truly one of the best FPS ever made. It started my love for the genre and remains one of the best games I've ever played.

I do remember it coming with hype and I was really looking forward to it, but that's probably due to Nintendo Power, which was hipping it greatly. Back then, I read that magazine like it was a holy text!

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#25

Agent721 commented on Microsoft's Phil Spencer "Would Be Happy" To S...:

Sony and Microsoft would bid Nintendo's assets sky high if they were ever for sale and be able to be brought to their consoles. As a fan, I hope it never happens and I own an Xbox One. Nintendo belongs on Nintendo consoles, although I do think they are right to finally attack the cell phone market.

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#28

Agent721 commented on Poll: Are You Excited About Minecraft: Wii U E...:

Its too late. I'm 39, but I have an 11 year old brother who loves Minecraft. His birthday is today and he asked and got an Xbox One, because he wants to play Minecraft on it. Had it come out on the Wii U years ago, he would not be asking for an Xbox One.

This is too late for many, but late is better than never.

Agent721

#29

Agent721 commented on Editorial: It's Not Fun to Criticise Nintendo ...:

The fact that NL has to put out this editorial shows how many blind fan boys there still are out there. I love Nintendo but this year has not been a good one, except for a hand full of games. Mario Maker is a gem that does help salvage the year, which overall has been disappointing. The Xbox One gets fired up much more than the Wii U in my house and given the games slated to come out, I foresee that continuing for a while.

I am looking forward to the Twighlight Princess remake, the F-Zero looking racer coming out via download and I hope the NX blows us out of the water. I've never played Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, but hopefully the Wii U sequel will kick butt.

I will say for those who don't yet have a Wii U, its a great time to buy given all the good existing games.

Agent721

#31

Agent721 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's First Mobile App, Miitomo...:

@Ogbert
I get your point, mine is, if I want to take a 10 minute break at the office, it's much easier & simpler to pull out my phone, then it would having to carry another device. And cheaper! I shouldn't have to plop down more money to play games that could be played on another device. There is no shame in gaming at all, and everyone who knows me personally knows I am a big gaming advocate, but at my job, in the work office, it would be much easier (and more discreet) to have the games on the cell phone. No one can see what Im doing, for all they know I'm checking email. I'm answering you from the job now, If I had to pull out the 3DS to answer you, I simply could not. It's about discretion...and gaming on the sly!!

Agent721

#33

Agent721 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's First Mobile App, Miitomo...:

@Bananaman678
Untrue. Some of us are older, and can't carry a portable video game to work. However, we do have our cellphones with us. Many us would download and play Nintendo's classic games if they were available. In fact, I'd bet a ton of older gamers would buy some of the games in a heartbeat. I known people who have had hacked copies of Dr. Mario, Zelda and other NES games on their phones and they look great, played great and the people who had them, showed them off all the time, to a rather jealous crowd of friends. Who wouldn't want to play Donkey Kong on their cell phone? Or Mario Bros? They're games from the old arcade era, quick tidbits of gaming, that would kill on a cell phone.

I work in high finance, in private equity, and I would look like a fool carrying around a 3DS to work. Image matters at certain places of work, especially in certain fields. Not everyone who plays Nintendo is still in school and some of us would like to see their games on the cell phone.

Agent721

#34

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Delays With My Ninte...:

Lets hope the delay brings something actually worth getting into. Having Club Nintendo linked to other accounts is something everyone else has been doing for years and will not sell systems beyond those already into Nintendo. That's just administrative type items, not exactly anything revolutionary.

The phone app/game looks terribly unappealing. I hope the Big N has something great planned for the NX, because thus far, the news were getting does nothing to reverse Nintendo's current sad position in the world of video games.

Agent721

#36

Agent721 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's First Mobile App, Miitomo...:

@amiiboacid
I'd disagree. Paul Tassi of Forbes Magazine has a column out this morning discussing exactly how I feel & says it very well, I recommend reading it. I don't believe anyone is looking for a Mii game, but games that instead have Mario, Link & Donkey Kong....What Nintendo is known for. While Miis are cute, I just don't see anyone looking to play a social game with them.

Agent721

#38

Agent721 commented on Nintendo Shares Suffer Major Drop as Investors...:

The investors are right on. Why would you leave capital planted with Nintendo, when they're billions of other investment opportunities in the world? The point of investing is to make money. As an investor myself, I can tell you Nintendo is way off base on this. Only Wii U & 3DS owners will have any interest & of those, I expect the vast majority to pass. This product looks utterly lame. As a Nintendo fan, I am absolutely shocked THIS is their first "game". It's a joke.

Agent721

#44

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Share Prices Return to...:

Global markets are up over the past few days, as the US missed its employment growth target, leaving investor's to believe the world's largest economy is catching a cold. This was then assumed to lead to stimulus worldwide by Sovereign Banks, in order to simulate global economic growth. I have stocks that have popped over 10% as a result, with no noticeable news, in just the past 3 days.

Nintendo Life should stick to grading the games of Nintendo & the overall gaming market, and should leave the stock market alone. You will get egg on your face, you are clearly not experts. In reverse, I wouldn't want CNBC to start reviewing videogames either! Stick to your strengths, the great video game reviews and analysis you typically provide.

Agent721

#48

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Why Does Investor Confidence in...:

Nintendo is in a show me state. Until investors have an idea as to what they're doing in the future, the stock will go sideways to down. Investors want a jolt, yet nothing has come. I invest a ton, including in different video game makers in the past, but I wouldn't invest in Nintendo right now. There's zero catalyst for earnings growth & zero certainty as to when that might change.