Well, this has been a long time coming. I've been following this site for a really long time and I still check it multiple times every single day. And if I ever miss a day, I keep going back in the posts until I see something familiar. I don't think I've missed a post since I started visiting this site. Anyway, I'm very much a Nintendo fan. Yes, I do own a PS2 and a PSP but Nintendo has always been there for me. I got my start when I was about 5 and my Aunt let my younger brother and I play Mario Bros. on her NES. It was wonderful.
I soon got an SNES for Christmas. I even have one of the those cheesy videos of me opening it and being extremely excited about it. I played the crap out of Super Mario Bros. We didn't have a lot of games for it, but our cousins also had a SNES and we would borrow each others games all the time. I absolutely loved Kirby Super Star. I remember staying up all night with my cousin playing co-op and we finally beat the game.It wasn't until much later that I learned that the original Kirby Super Star was actually a moderately rare game.
So then one day a few years later my brother and my dad come home with a Nintendo 64. That started a love affair with the RARE (the company) games. It just seemed like if RARE made a game on the N64, I had to have it and I would put as many hours into it as I could. I was very disappointed when RARE moved to Microsoft. My favorites were Donkey Kong 64, Banjo-Tooie, which I actually had before I got Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye, and some others. But my all time favorite game on the N64 was Jet Force Gemini. I do have to say that I did enjoy such games as Mario 64, Extreme G 2, Mario Kart 64, Glover, Rayman 2 was amazing, Beetle Adventure Racing, and may others.
So after my glorious N64 era, I had one of the best birthdays ever. On what I think was my 12th birthday, I got a Gamecube that came with Super Smash Brothers Melee, Luigi's Mansion, and Spiderman. Love Smash Bros and love Luigi's Mansion, Spiderman was more of a game for my brother who had started to get away from gaming by then. I feel I have quite an impressive library of Gamecube games. It includes games like Beyond Good and Evil, Billy Hatcher, F-Zero GX (Amazing game and I wish they would finally make another, Miyamoto's wrong about this one), Kirby Air Ride (Couldn't wait for this one), Windwaker, both Metroid Primes, Star Fox Adventures, Mario Sunshine (Which I love, not sure what people are talking about when they say it isn't up to par), Paper Mario 2, basically every Sonic the Hedgehog game released on the Cube (I'm a huge Sonic fan), and XGRA, which was the game that basically defined my interest in music and which is the game that I have played all the way through more than any other game I own. By this time in my life, I was able to make informed decisions about the games I wanted to play, which is why I have so many good games and so few stinkers, talking to you Shadow the Hedgehog.
About the same time I got the Gamecube, I also got a PS2. With it, we got Ratchet and Clank, one of the best franchises on the system and I own all the PS2 games. This was when I really got into rhythm games with Frequency and Amplitude (Spent countless hours and managed to finish it, which is amazingly difficult.), and started my love of Kingdom Hearts. I played Kingdom Hearts till I was level 99 and could beat Ansem without breaking a sweat. I did the same thing, but on a much grander scale when I got Kingdom Hearts 2. My PS2 game library seems to be a lot more diverse than my Cube library, however I have a few more stinkers. But, I also have some gems such as REZ, Final Fantasy X and XII, Okami, Resident Evil 4 (Sadly never picked it up for the Cube, but this version has more content anyway.), Psychonauts, Devil May Cry 3 (Such a hard game), and a few others.
So now to the current gen. I got a Wii shortly after it came out (within a month). To get it, I stayed overnight at Wal-Mart because they were getting a shipment that night (this was when everyone was still sold out of them) but they couldn't sell them until 8am the next morning. I got a friend to go with me and we actually got to hang out with a lady that worked there who had just bout herself a pink DS Lite with Kirby Squeak Squad and we hung out and stayed up all night. With Wii and Twilight Princess in hand, I got home and couldn't care less about sleep. I regret to say that as of now, the disk drive on my Wii hasn't worked for about 8 months now. I called Nintendo and they told me I could send it to them to fix it for $90. I was like "Why would I do that when I could buy a brand new one with accessories and all for $150?" Anyway, I don't the cash for either of those things to happen so it's been a pretty slow year for Nintendo gaming. I've turned a lot to PC gaming this year. But I haven't given up! I'm still a dedicated Nintendo Fan.
I bought myself a 3DS and Ocarina of Time over the summer and love it. I just recently got Mario Kart 7 and am dominating the online play. I did have a DS fat and brought that with me wherever I went, and before that I had a GBA and brought that everywhere.
So here I am now, RoxaSora64, A 21 year old, Graphic Design business owning, art college attending, Nintendo fanboy, which I am not ashamed to say.