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Which Do You Like the Most?

Nintendo. 80 45.45%
 
Sony. 71 40.34%
 
Microsoft. 21 11.93%
 
Total:172

N: Like - They make some of the best SW out there, great pricing. Dislike - Can't seem to localize enough games and they don't always keep their promises.
S: Like - They strive to have the best tech/graphics. Dislike - They don't know a thing about Marketing and they seem to think they are the only ones out there.
M: Like - Great Marketing Strategy, pretty nice prices. Dislike - Their First Party Support is lacking a lot.



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IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

 

Nintendo

Like: Has the greatest franchises out there. Focus a lot on gameplay, longevity and value.

Dislike: Forgets some of their greatest franchises.

What is that supposed to mean? Examples?



NintendoPie said:
IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

 

Nintendo

Like: Has the greatest franchises out there. Focus a lot on gameplay, longevity and value.

Dislike: Forgets some of their greatest franchises.

What is that supposed to mean? Examples?

Star Fox, F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing and until recently: 2D Mario, 2D Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus.



Nintendo

Like- Innovations
dislike- the laziness they get about 1/2 way into a console's life, Mario.

Sony
Like- Creativity, Variety
Dislike- Inability to advertise/Market, Not all regions are fairly treated and SCEJ being underused.

Microsoft
Like- Advertising, they make crap seem like gold. focus on indie games
Dislike- lack of Variety in First party



PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

Star Fox, F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing and until recently: 2D Mario, 2D Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus.

How in the world was 2D Mario forgotten? 



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I like Nintendo because they were the console I owned when I was a child and their games were fun. They were everything I thought video games should be at the time. If you had a Nintendo console in the Nes/Gameboy/Super Nes era, you didn't need anything else. You had all of the great games and the few you didn't have didn't matter. I'm hoping for a return to form.

I semi-dislike Sony because it seems like they didn't earn their spot in the gaming world. It's like they beat the champ because the champ slipped on a banana peal or something. Though I enjoy their consoles (owned every single one of them--even the portables!), part of me enjoys seeing them screw up.

In my mind, Nintendo got where they were because they were creative, innovative, and produced really incredible games. Sony got where they were because third parties gave them great support. Only now, after 10 years on the market, is Sony actually trying to make the best games on their console.....and even then, very few of their franchises are what I would consider "must play" (and those franchises are Uncharted--though I'm getting fed up with Nathan Drake's personality--Heavy Rain, and God of War. Heavy Rain isn't even made by Sony. I was a fan of Quantic Dream with Indigo Prophecy last gen. The rest are pretty "meh".

I'm not really a fan of Microsoft, either. The 360 is just my third party system of choice, now. In this day and age, third parties are the bigger deal. Nothing from Microsoft/Sony are what I would consider generation defining experiences. Not Halo. Not Uncharted. Of the "big three", only Nintendo is creating the must play games, in my opinion. The other two just rely on graphics and horsepower. If Nintendo had great third party support and a more powerful console (I was a bit let down by the Wii), I probably wouldn't have had a need for the PS3 and 360.

And there you have it.



NintendoPie said:
IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

Star Fox, F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing and until recently: 2D Mario, 2D Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus.

How in the world was 2D Mario forgotten? 


Mentally. :P

 

(There was no 2D Mario for Nintendo 64 or Gamecube. That was a lot of wasted potential.)



Nintendo
Dislike: bad online, neglecting some of their awesome franchises
Like: huge library of games, laid-back attitude, focus on gameplay instead of looks

Sony
Dislike: customer service (at least in the Netherlands), arrogance, the way they killed Ape Escape, bad advertising
Like: quality exclusives (and lots of them), great hardware, free good online

Microsoft
Dislike: small amount of exclusives, buying Rare and killing them, paid online, focus on Kinect, unreliable hardware
Like: good marketing, great controller, focus on online



MS/ dislike: hardly anything free online (except demos)
Sony: get rid of that fucking "phlay-estesyon" at the end of every freaking commercial its so annoying!
Nintendo: I dislike everything except Super Mario 3.



IIIIITHE1IIIII said:
NintendoPie said:
IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

Star Fox, F-Zero, Diddy Kong Racing and until recently: 2D Mario, 2D Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus.

How in the world was 2D Mario forgotten? 


Mentally. :P

 

(There was no 2D Mario for Nintendo 64 or Gamecube. That was a lot of wasted potential.)

Do you picture yourself playing a 2d mario with the n64 or gamecube d.pad?