Oh my god that looks p**s-poor! Nintendo are really grating me with their 'novelty' games. I was really looking forward to buying a Wii until i played my mums; i thought the motion control was awful and really inaccurate! Wii Sports sucked! Mario Galaxy was pretty good but i've never been a big fan of Mario's 3D games.
I bought my girlfriend a DS (for me really!) and i am really impressed with that, but i cannot help notice that it, as well as the Wii, suffers from an frankly terrible games catalogue, especially recently! Nintendo have made a great business move in marketing consoles that appeal to the masses, but i really think they are third behind Microsoft and Sony in terms of producing a great gaming platform this generation
If you want to blow people up with the awesome IR pointer (Which I predict will be implemented in other companies' next-gen consoles) there's COD, Metroid Prime 3, Brothers in Arms, and two or three other FPS's that I can't remember. O_o And you get to blow things up in Boom Blox.
Each to their own in my opinion, i know i am in a huge minority (just look at how many units Nintendo has shifted), however i DO enjoy blowing heads off stuff, i DO enjoy driving cars really fast and i DO enjoy pretending i'm a SAS soldier/space marine/racing driver/hitman and i DON'T enjoy endless mini-game compilations and more sequels to Mario/Zelda/Donkey Kong etc., hence why i put them third.
One game i can't get enough of though is Mario Kart, on any platform - that is masterful coding! The multiplayer aspect is up there with Street Fighter 2 in terms of balance and fairness. SSBB is also another game i'd put up there with those two (though i've not played it much). I used to like Nintendo and i'm not a one-console zealot like alot of people, the Wii just doesn't suit me.
Originally Posted by OldManClayton That's because the only games that "core" gamers care about anymore involve blowing heads off of people.
I agree with that statement and i think it may have something to do with the age/gender range of these gamers (i.e. males 15-35), as well as the fact that FPS's lend themselves so well to multiplayer carnage and human nature fuels the competition. It may end one day, and probably will, just as platform games died out after the 16-bit era.
I'm not one for FPSs, but Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime 3 were cool, mainly because they were First Person Adventures. Too bad there was no multiplayer or online in MP3 like there was in MPH.
The Conduit (a game I don't care about). They say the graphics are so good, but I wouldn't know. Are they really?
I like Animal Crossing: City Folk. It has a lot more new stuff than I originally thought.
Genie lamp summons Wisp
Return of the basement
House can get a flag
Get extra bridges, a fountain, and a lighthouse or windmill by donating
Max out your bank account to get your own personal ABD
I also put something up for auction. The auction works with every who's friend code you have, and WiiConnect24 updates your auction hall, so you have auctions between you and your friends.