I grew up playing and loving the NES, SNES and N64. However since the N64 I have always thought of Nintendo as kind of a "gimmick" for the casual gamer. It's hard to take them seriously when it seems like they just rehash their games over and over.
I mean, lets be honest: the only reason they're even still in business is because of the DS. And a major reason the DS is doing so well is because they upgrade the model slightly every year or so and all the little kiddies convince their parents to buy them one. I had an original NDS and just recently upgraded to a 3DSXL. Now, don't get me wrong. It's a decent system. I have just been overwhelming unimpressed with the system as a whole over the past few years (Yes, I mean the DS, not specifically the 3DSXL model).
In fact, the only two games i've played and actually encourage people to play, are FE and EOIV. Every other "major" game has just been so... meh.
I just really wish Nintendo would start making some new and exciting games rather than dumping out rebooted Mario games all the time. Not only that, but start appealing to an older and more mature audience. Make an "M" rated game for once.
Furthermore, what the hell is up with the eShop? They claim they have a whole section for "Virtual Console" games, yet it's filled with GB, GBC and GAME GEAR garbage?! Oh awesome, I can't play Earthbound but at least I can play Crystal Warriors.... seriously?!?
Why not give the people what they want? Finally translate the Mother games, give us some (true) classic NES and SNES games, hell - maybe even port over some more N64 games. I can't be the only one who would shell out a few bucks to play Wave Race 64 on my 3DS. That is what would make this console worth keeping.
Honestly, they wonder why people pirate Nintendo ROMs and buy flashcarts? Who wants to pay for New Super Mario Bros 2 when we've already played 10 different versions of it? I've bought Ocarina of Time, MH3, Animal Crossing, Soul Hackers and Harvest Moon 3D and consider them all to be a waste of money. The other games I've played - SMT IV, Project X Zone, KH, Black/White 2 and Castlevania weren't bad (I actually liked SMT) but I would still consider them disappointing.
C'mon. I can't be the only one who feels this way, especially with the older audience.
Playing: SMT4, Civ 5, Max Payne 3 // Waiting for: Dragon's Crown, Terraria (VITA), Tales of Xillia// Finished: Muramasa, The Last of Us
In fact, the only two games i've played... are FE and EOIV.
Yeah... your opinion is pretty much worthless then.
edit: I see at the bottom you mention a few more that you've played, but still. You say you "actually liked" SMT... that's the only one you mention on that line that is good. No wonder you actually liked it, lol.
Of the over 8 BILLION PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET, take a second and think, kiddo.
We hit 8 billion already? I thought that we had just hit 7 billion...at this rate, give it a few years and we will not even remember what video games are while we are eating each other because there is nothing left on this planet.
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