Well, there is a hell lot of weird people in this world anyway...
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
- C.S. Lewis
I absolutely love this quote. It's seriously relatable to anyone who considers gaming as a hobby.
Anyways, the main thing I take away from the OP is that the author and his friend really need to stop caring so much about mainstream perception. Liking violent games doesn't mean you're a murderer, and liking colorful games doesn't mean you're immature.
Honesly, the weirdest people in this conversation are those who judge complete strangers over something as trivial as what videogames they prefer.
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Shooting at people in army gears = some level of mental enlightenment... yeah right, just go get yourself checked before you go do a *insert public place* mass shooting please.
Seriously, Nintendo games are not my favorites, but you cannot go and say all of the Metroid + Zelda + Mario games are suddenly bad because reasons... their game mecanics (in some of the titles in each series) are timeless and basically gave birth to modern gaming.
Anyway, I say no, just no...
"I think it will be the HDS"-Me in regards to Nintendo's next handheld.