It’s been like a year and a half but Nintendo’s Ambassador Program still pisses me off.
Here’s what went down:
-Nintendo: Look guys, a new handheld, called the 3DS!
-Some fans: Eh, I don’t need it.
-Other fans: Darn, I can’t afford it.
-Nintendo Loyalists: Take all the money!
But then the 3DS had a price drop:
-Some fans: I’ll think about it.
-Other fans: Oh, cool, I can afford one now!
-Nintendo Loyalists: You screwed us, Nintendo, how could you do this we demand recompense!
So, Nintendo gives them the Ambassador Program. They got ten games early, and ten games nobody else gets to have.
Now, as one of the “Other” group that couldn’t afford it, imagine my rage when I was barred from ever being able to own Minish Cap and Metroid Fusion on my 3DS, all because the people who bought a 3DS day one got upset.
They couldn’t wait to buy the system, so now I don’t get Minish Cap and Metroid Fusion? The amount of logic in that is almost exactly none. There had to have been other ways to placate those people besides doing that, there had to. And even better, the fact that when the Wii U had a price drop, people had the stones to expect an Ambassador Program for that to, and if they’d gotten it and prevented everyone else from being able to download GameCube games or something, I swear, I’dve gone Super Saiyan right then and there.
Nintendo, they had their fun, can you please let the rest of the world buy the freakin Gameboy Advance games now?