why do gamers have launch amnesia?

#1teh1337gosuPosted 2/16/2013 6:37:45 AM
N64 launch: sm64, wave race

Ps2 launch: ssx?

Ps3 launch: lol

360 launch: Kameo

DS launch: terrible, sm64 with mini games, eventually warioware.

3ds launch: zilch, until 3d land

Wii: Wii sports, tp released on gcn and better.

The Wii U launch is strong. The Wii u post launch is a drought, let's see if Pikmin can save it.
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#2CaioNVPosted 2/16/2013 6:47:02 AM
Super Nintendo release: Many games, all of them of very high quality.
Mega Drive release: No good games at all.
Mega Drive years later: Only Sonic of playable game.
WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
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#3kaliskonigPosted 2/16/2013 6:48:05 AM
I blame the Dreamcast. Some how it's launch perfection has clouded everyone's mind into thinking that every past launch was as grand. Damn you Dreamcast and ur awesome launch!!
#4CaioNVPosted 2/16/2013 6:48:10 AM
Poke josts aside, this is very true.
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#5nonexistingheroPosted 2/16/2013 6:49:08 AM(edited)
360 had way more than Kameo -__-

The N64 launched with Pilot Wings 64, not with Wave Race.

PS2 had Timesplitters, Tekken Tag Tournament and Dynasty Warriors 2.

3DS had plenty of good stuff as well.

Anyhow, first things first, you're the one suffering from launch amnesia. Either that, or you choose to be f***ing ignorant. Second, yes, the Wii U just launched. This doesn't mean Nintendo gets a free pass for releasing practically no games for 3 months following the launch. This is the same for every single company. I'm not saying MS & Sony won't do the same, but Nintendo has wasted a gigantic opportunity to create a giant headstart and a superb name for themselves.
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#6NINFanboyPosted 2/16/2013 6:51:20 AM(edited)
For launches not only the launch titles are important, but also the upcoming games. MGS2 was on the horizon when the PS2 came out (same thing with MGS4 on PS3). Not sure if Halo 3 was already announced before the 360 release, but people were expecting it anyway. And with every single Nintendo platform comes the promise of a new Mario, Zelda or Metroid game (even if there aren't any planned right away).

You're also forgetting some good launch titles. The 360 had Condemned (which is a very underrated Survival Horror game) and the PS3 had Resistance: Fall of Man (which feels a lot more old school as an FPS and is therefore a lot of fun for people like me who grew up with Doom, Wolfenstein and Duke Nukem). Both Condemned and Resistance are surprisingly good games and neither gave me the feeling they were "only" launch titles.
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#7CaioNVPosted 2/16/2013 6:52:56 AM
nonexistinghero posted...
3DS had plenty of good stuff as well.


No...
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#8snake1989Posted 2/16/2013 6:53:51 AM
Yeah, it's about much more than launch titles, it's about games that are being clearly planned for the near future. And until the relatively recent Nintendo Directs, it just didn't look like Nintendo was working on much for the Wii U at all. That's changing, but it's up to Nintendo to be more up-front about what gamers can expect and not expect to sell consoles on brand alone.
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#9nonexistingheroPosted 2/16/2013 6:56:01 AM
CaioNV posted...
nonexistinghero posted...
3DS had plenty of good stuff as well.


No...


Ignorance

- Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
- Super Street Fighter 4 3D
- Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
- Nintendogs + Cats
- Pilotwings Resort
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#10JackTheRimmerPosted 2/16/2013 6:57:15 AM
kaliskonig posted...
I blame the Dreamcast. Some how it's launch perfection has clouded everyone's mind into thinking that every past launch was as grand. Damn you Dreamcast and ur awesome launch!!




Sonic Adventure
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Godzilla Generations
July
Virtua Fighter 3tb


launch perfection ?