Forums - Gaming Discussion - WHEN did u give up on Nintendo?

Jumpin said:
NES - Really cool, their best system until the Wii.

SNES - Had some really good RPGs, but ultimately Sega was better until Donkey Kong Country came out.

N64 - The system had like 70 games released for it total. PSX had thousands. OF COURSE PSX was the better choice.

Gamecube: There were more games, but they were all crap. Skies of Arcadia Legends and
Baten Kaitos were the only ones I can think of that were good; Metroid Prime had high ratings, but please, what is the point of a Metroid Game where you can't even see what Samus is doing?

Wii: Nintendo finally figured out what works, and luckily for them Sony and Microsoft bet wrong. Too bad a lot of developers did too; but I have felt Wii has been a vastly superior console than the previous two, and better than the SNES, and perhaps the NES. Everyone knew the Wii was going to be the system to get when DS proved the points Nintendo was pushing with the Wii.

I disagree with pretty much everything you said in your post lol.

1.  You put the Wii on par with the NES and above SNES/N64/GC in terms of overall game quality?  I guess the rest of your post explains that one lol!

2. This one is up for neverending debate, as always, but to say that aside from it's RPG library, the Genesis was superior until DCK was released, you'd have had to ignore about 95% of the SNES's library to draw that conclusion.

3. Like theRepublic said, N64 had alot more games than that, and pretty much everything that Nintendo and Rare put out on it was gold, and aside from sports games and RPGs, it had just as good of an overall library as the PSX.  Plus, it was THE system for wrestling games back in the day!

4. I don't even know where to begin with that one... it's obvious that you only played a handful of the games on GC, otherwise you wouldn't have painted it with such a broad brush by saying that it had more games than N64 but they were all crap.  Smash Bros. Melee, Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil 4, Viewtiful Joe, Pikmin, F-Zero GX, and The Wind Waker all said hi, just to name a few.

5. In terms of sales, yes, the Wii is vastly superior to it's two predecessors, but beyond that the jury is still way out.  And nobody knew the Wii was gonna be "the system to get" until months after its eventual release... where Sony's high price and lack of exclusives for PS3 and Microsoft's PR disaster with the high failure rate of 360s helped to push consumers new to videogames towards the Wii. Not to mention the Wii's much lower price point at the time and the fact that about 95% of the people who bought a Wii got it solely for Wii Sports.

On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

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tolu619 said:
WOW Gilgamesh,even Smash Bros,Zelda & Metroid?I guess there's no hope for you ever liking anything they do then.....

Zelda and Metroid was good on the NES and SNES but like I said after that it just wen't all downhill.

I don't like what they made Mario and Link into these days.

The only game that looks alright by Nintendo now would be the Punch Out on the Wii and that game is selling like crap, figures.

Too bad Metroid Prime got better reviews then any other metroid ever made. How is that down hill? I hate it when people say the old is always better. Sometimes it's true, but not in the case of metroid prime. I can't see how smash bros went downhill...Same game with more characters and more stages and modes. The only reason why punch out is selling like crap is because almost no one knows abou it that doesn't look for games on the web. And that's almost everyone who owns a wii.

I never said Smash Bros went bad because I only played the Wii version so I don't know if it went bad, thats why I said Zelda and Metroid. And I stand by what I said about Metroid being better in the olden days. And about no one knowing anything about Punch Out is bull, I been seeing commercial for that game a few times a day for the last few weeks.

danm, healthy concversation becomes an arguement I think I learned my lesson. Hope nobody takes offense. Something tells me I would get a worse response if I said anything negative about microsoft or sony.

I'm really just wondering about your definition of uh... older mmm... gamers. when I think of somebody who's older, it's pretty much people who are at least 24, for a lot of reasons. at least make your case more clear.