Well, they did. Unless you like Mario, they screwed you. And personally, I've gotten tired of playing mario these past 12 years.
Hmm. I haven't. Played Galaxy a few weeks ago extensively, for the first time. Can't say it was boring. I played for a number of hours straight. Mario Kart is always fun...
It's just the two main philosophies:
A) I hate Nintendo because their games don't have killing people senselessly, real-life graphics, or bragging rights.
B) I like Nintendo because I like games, and don't -need- bazookas with heads blowing off with ozzing blood to look cool, and have more bragging rights with a Wii anyway. Chicks dig it.
Chicks dig, you win. Only one real way to look at it.
Numbers: Checker Players > Halo Players
Checkers Age and replayability > Halo Age and replayability
Therefore, Checkers > Halo
So, Checkers is a better game than Halo.