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Agent721

Agent721

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.

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Thu 5th December, 2013

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Agent721

#1

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

@jjmesa16

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 bluerays...as I already have a ton of others that play bluerays.

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#2

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!

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#3

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.

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#7

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!

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#13

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.

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#14

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.

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#16

Agent721 commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

My GF bought me one at launch & was ripped off via ebay, as the seller charged her twice. It was luckily fixed by the bank. I remember how excited I was for it & how much I loved playing it. For me, the cube is one of the best pre internet gaming systems around. From the great Rogue Squadron, to Mario Sunshine, to Gladius and the great Prince of Persia remakes, it was one of the best of the past decade. The gameboy adapter was also very cool.

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#17

Agent721 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Cruis'n USA:

I loved this in the arcade and was stoked when it came to the N64. I played it non stop back in the day & still pop it in for nostalgia sakes.

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#21

Agent721 commented on Review: Life Force (Wii U eShop / NES):

I live in L.A. and as a kid I used to bike to my buddies house to play this game nonstop, as it was one of the few coop games around. We didn't own Contra (we would rent it), but my buddy had Lifeforce so this was the go to coop game. I beat it countless times with the Konami Code, but never without...although I came close. I always loved the cellular feel of the levels, as if you're fighting inside a body. One of my favorite space shooters ever along with R-Type on the SNES.

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#22

Agent721 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

In the end, you have to be a multiconsole gamer now-a-days or you're missing out. Those who stick to one brand are equivalent to movie goers who stick with only Universal or Paramount movies and ignore the rest...it simply makes no sense. I know nobody does that, but it's just an example. The consoles are equivalent to movie theatres with exclusive movies...why stick to one theatre?

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#23

Agent721 commented on Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advance...:

This is a big loss. I know folks who love COD as well as Nintendo, so they will now be forced to choose, and I can guarantee Nintendo won't win. You may not like COD, but many in the world do, and this cannot be viewed positively. It's amazing how many of you try to spin this as a positive, simply because you don't like COD. Ridiculous!

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#25

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

@shigulicious
I agree with you mostly...I'm on xbl gold & PS+, and the free games are great. I don't have much problems with the pricing, but you're right that Nintendo is stuck in its ways on many things. Enjoy Dishonored...I played it on the PS3 when it came out & it is my favorite stealth game ever...Corvo is one bad ass dude!

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#26

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I don't think paying $5 to $10 on a vc game is a big deal at all. I spend more than that at Starbucks. What I do find frustrating is the lack of games...wheres the N64? Where's the cube? Where are all the NES/SNES games beyond the usual suspects? The Wii VC made me rediscover retro games, but I realized I wanted them in the original form, so down the retro rabbit hole I've fallen. And you know what, at least for me who lived through every single N console before....it's way better to experience them in their original form. Maybe it's the nostalgia speaking, but it's just more fun to have the manuals, boxes, joysticks, etc...it's like reliving my youth. But for those without that nostalgic pull, it is a shame they may never know many classic games due to the limited choice.

I think a subscription would be a great deal...I just signed up for the EA one on Xbone & I think this kind of service is the way of the future...see Netflix.

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#27

Agent721 commented on Review: GAIABREAKER (Wii U eShop):

@KeeperBvK
Nano assault is NOT on rails. You control where you go at all times, within a Human Body type world. At the end of each level you must make it back to an escape area to go on to the next level, but it is never on rails. It even has very cool boss fights and great customization options. IMO, that game is a must buy for any shoot em up fan. And this is coming from a huge R Type devotee.

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#32

Agent721 commented on Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Contro...:

@AVahne
I have an xbone & while their joystick is great, the best is the Wii U pro joystick. Why? It weighs much less, yet performs just the same. The only advantages the xbone one has is the ridges on the analogue thumbsticks, which oddly enough, works well in keeping your thumbs centered.

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#33

Agent721 commented on Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Contro...:

I'll pass if its that bad on the Wii. One of the leading reasons I started collecting original NES consoles is to be able to play the games from my youth in their official form, including choices of joysticks. Not only is the original great, but so is the NES Max, Advantage & the dogbone controller. It is great to be able to play the games with original hardware. The NES Advantage maybe the best console joystick every made. It boggles the mind that Nintendo doesn't reissue all of these joysticks, given the retro craze. This is why I ordered an Analogue NT console recently despite its luxury price...I can play any NES or famicom game I want, with any joystick, without waiting for the big N to get its act together.

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#35

Agent721 commented on Gearbox Attempts To Extract Itself From Aliens...:

Ridiculous lawsuit that has zero basis & that simply waste society's resources...AS IF they suffered damages so big, they needed to sue. This is like suing McDonald's because your cheese burger didn't look like the one in the ads.

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#39

Agent721 commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

Nice move in sales...I wonder how many consoles each sold, as MSFT reported a doubling of Xbone sales since Kinect was removed from the console (bought one myself in the past month). Either way, I am very glad to see Nintendo, and the entire industry as a whole, selling more & more.

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#49

Agent721 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

I like the quick start & the update to the look. But the biggest thing for me is how much quicker everything loads compared to when I first got the system. I also love the fact that system updates can now be done while the system is off. The update took me at least ten minutes to download & install, and I am glad that will no longer be the case going forward.

I hope the new Wii U users will discover a great system, that many had perhaps underestimated. With so many great games now available, many of which are exclusive to the Wii U, it is a great time to rediscover the great fun Nintendo gaming delivers.