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I'm just waiting for inFamous 2 (not a must have but I'll buy it and enjoy it), Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Batman Arkham City, and Metal Gear Rising.  Aside from that, every game out there is just filler.  I don't get the people in this thread that think we are somehow lying to ourselves about games.  Maybe, just maybe, there's the possibility that some of us own a lot of good games that we want to play and finish but couldn't due to a lack of time, a lot of money, and lots of good games on the market.

Last week, I went back and played Shadow Complex, Call of Duty BLOPs, Super Street Fighter 4, and Valkyria Chronicles (I know this is a Nintendo thread.....sorry, guys.).  I played them because these were great games that didn't get the time they deserved due to their being so many good games coming out.  I can finally finish AC2 and prepare to purchase AC Brotherhood, this week.  I finally have some breathing room.  Maybe it's bad for the industry but as a fan of video games and as a person that wants to experience everything and still get my money's worth from the games I do have,it's great for me!  I'm not in denial.  I'm happy.



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flagstaad said:
justinian said:

What's good out there? What games are in your backlogs?

Ok, to clear things up, for ME backlog are games that I HAVE but haven't finished or played, taking that into account my backlog is:

Epic Mickey (not started)

Donkey Kong Country Returns (not started)

Trauma Team (not started)

NBA Jam (not finished)

Little's King Story (not finished)

Monster Hunter Tri (not finished)

Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles (not finished)

Arc Rise Fantasia (not started)

Kirby's Epic Yarn (not finished)

and one that is borrowed Mini Ninjas

I have 2 games pending to buy (conduit 2 next week and Sonic Colors when it reaches 20 dollars). Those should be more than enough to cover any kind of drought even if it last 6 or 7 more months. I just don't have enough free time I have a job and a wife, I cannot spend more time playing, and I can't understand when people complain because they don't have anything new to buy and/or play every week.

Thanks for that. RE Dark Side and Arc Rise Fantasia I will get (as well as conduit2, I'll skip the first)

In regards to the OP he (and others) is making the best of the situation and there is nothing wrong with that. Of course in an ideal world anyone would like game releases more frequently.

This hasn't happened so rather than moan and groan he is taking the positives from it and I totally agree with him.

At the PS2's peak I had a half-shelf of games I never ever got around to playing because games I wanted kept coming "every week" and I also kept picking up games I missed on the cheap. In the end the PS2 was given away with all the games because I knew I would never get the chance to play them.

Now with work and everything else I now find myself in the same situation with the PS3. The backlog has built up and the time to play them all is constantly shrinking.

So now I decide to catch up on some wii games, hopefully  the short and sweet ones that suit me more right now.

If the PS3 was to drought on games I would see it the same way as the OP did.

And I agree with you, flagstaad. It is difficult to squeeze in gaming when you work, have a wife and a social life.

I fooled myself into thinking I could do it all.

 

 



MaxwellGT2000 said:
psrock said:

excuses, I have never seen fans make as many as Nintendo fans do. There are freaking 87 million users, I doubt most of them has that backlog, they have different taste, you can't just spend months ignoring the consoles. Adding insult, you have fans defending this shit. 

Go tell that to the Japanese people who buying less than 8k right now, this is the console leader, you can't take breaks. 


Where the heck are you getting that from?  Last week was not 8k in hardware and ten times that in software... psrock I really don't know why you're taking such offense to a thread not negative and you have to insist everyone needs to be negative, we get it you like to make these statements cause you've got something to prove, other people have their own views, personally I own all the current consoles, there's a bit of a drought in games I want no matter the console, last game I REALLY wanted on home consoles was LBP2, and that was in Jan... it's been 3 months since then... does that mean I'm negative and whing about PS3? Am I whining about 360?  Am I whining about Wii?  

No I'm using this time to catch up on my gaming and play my portables... and using the money to flesh out my classic games collection.  

Seriously different strokes for different folks, it's mighty funny the demographic wanting to whine about other consoles, just as you're suspect of "Nintendo fans" motives many would be suspect of your motives... just saying >_>

All I see is people trying to put a positive spin from a negative situation. Ok, Even I have games I haven' touched yet, but if Sony had done the same thing, I would be front and center telling you how they screwed up. Why is it so hard to say Nintendo fucked up, why the need to create copycat thread because you wanted some positivity, there's nothing positive about what Nintendo has done with the Wii in 2011 so far, nothing. 

This is why the comunity has gone down lately, people think that disagreeing with their opinions is being negative, thus conversation stops. 

Go to gaf and put a thread about how good it feels  Nintendo basicly abondoned the Wii this year to focus on the 3ds and Pokemon because it allowed a few people to catch up, see how positive the responses will be. 

It's denial, people are trying to cope, I see it on many threads, as PSP fan I went through this, there's nothing positive about this situaion. 



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Finnbar said:

The more the merrier, a drought in game releases is never a good thing. You can always go back and play games you missed, but you cant play games that arnt there....


You are 100% right! Nothing against this guys optimism, but I agree that a drought of games is not good by any means.



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Conegamer said:

Well, since there's over 10 games I want for the Wii alone...yes, I'm happy. It also means I'm not buying new games just before exams...

I've mentioned this earlier, but it's nice to have some good, solid, logical opinions on this sort of thing for once. Doom is nice, but it's time for a break from it me thinks.

 

Does this mean the whole drought thing is over for good now? Can we be quiet about it and just, I dunno, move on?

The drought is not over until Nintendo releases good games again. Its been 4-5 months since the last good wii game. That is unacceptable. Quit defending a company that has clearly made a mistake. Playing older games is great, but justifying the lack of any new games is just foolishness.



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Cheebee said:

I totally agree. My backlog of games I still need to finish or haven't even started on yet is simply too long...   -_-


^ This, most definitely. To give you an idea, I'm playing Eternal Darkness the 3rd time through, to get the final ending. =D



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Sheesh, what does Nintendo have to do to piss some of you people off?

I'm not annoyed by the lack of interesting releases, but that's because I've gotten used to it by now. Games that interest me have been few and generally far between this gen. Been spending more time replaying the older stuff.



Machina said:

Amazed so many people agree with this sentiment. Smacks of denial to me. Why can't you just shortlist and pick the very best for you? If there's a consistent stream of amazing games and you can't afford/don't have time for them all then you just prioritise. That way you don't attempt to justify denying others consistent new releases.


spot on.

learn some restraint, be more selective, take your time.

whats the rush?



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Machina said:
Tizona said:
Machina said:

Amazed so many people agree with this sentiment. Smacks of denial to me. Why can't you just shortlist and pick the very best for you? If there's a consistent stream of amazing games and you can't afford/don't have time for them all then you just prioritise. That way you don't attempt to justify denying others consistent new releases.


I'm not sure I get your drift. Seriously, I haven't even played a Professor Layton game ( Iknow!) because I'm just not the guy who has all the time in the world. Sometimes having a slow release period gives me the chance to catch up. If you are the type of person who has time and money to play every new game for every console when they come out, than good for you and I'm very jealous, but I'm sure you are the minority.

Of course I would love a new triple game to play every month or so, but we are just looking at the bright side of the "drought" and enjoying the multitude of great games out there.


No, I don't think you did get my drift, because I actually implied the opposite to the bolded when I said: 'Why can't you just shortlist and pick the very best for you? If there's a consistent stream of amazing games and you can't afford/don't have time for them all then you just prioritise.'

And your second paragraph suggests you aren't all that relieved that there's a drought after all, which is kinda my point.


Ninty and MS have both dropped the ball on console exclusives for some time now. Here's hoping E3 turns things around, though I won't be holding my breath. It's a good thing that console fans are calling them out on that, rather than trying to find ways to justify it.

I said I didn't get your drift! The people in my bolded statement I was referering to were the "others" in your statment that are being "denied" new releases. And yes, I do prioritize, that's the point. I've prioritized the whole life of the Wii and that means some games that have interested me, but not been on top of the list have had to be left by the wayside. Now that there is not a steady attack of must have games, we are going back and finding those games priority caused us to skip and picking them up and enjoying them.

We aren't justifying anything. I can both desire a new game to drop, while at the same time be relieved with the time I have to play my backlog.



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homer said:
Conegamer said:

Well, since there's over 10 games I want for the Wii alone...yes, I'm happy. It also means I'm not buying new games just before exams...

I've mentioned this earlier, but it's nice to have some good, solid, logical opinions on this sort of thing for once. Doom is nice, but it's time for a break from it me thinks.

 

Does this mean the whole drought thing is over for good now? Can we be quiet about it and just, I dunno, move on?

The drought is not over until Nintendo releases good games again. Its been 4-5 months since the last good wii game. That is unacceptable. Quit defending a company that has clearly made a mistake. Playing older games is great, but justifying the lack of any new games is just foolishness.

No, I meant threads about the drought  

When was the last good Microsoft game anyway, out of interest? You know, first party...



 

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