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onsdag 9 mars 2011

Why all this negatiWiity

It seems that anywhere I read, the Wii gets bashed and disliked for various reasons. I just don't get it. I'm going to argue my point at the most common complains for the Wii.

There aren't any good games for the Wii!
Ehm, Super Mario Galaxy one and two, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid Prime 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Awesome partygame!), Punch-out!!, Rayman Raving Rabbits (Yeah, it exist on the other conso
les too, but seriously, it's soo much funnier in the Wii), Super Paper Mario, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Mario Kart Wii, The Bit.trip-series, The Legend of Zelda: Twillight Princess, just to name a few, and not to name the games released non-exusivly to the Wii.

I mean no good adult games. These are all kids games!
Well, you have No More Heroes one and two, Red Steel 2 (not t
he first one, that sucked), Mad World, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition and as mentioned above, Mertoid Prime 3 and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILLIGHT PRINCESS!!! And just because Nintendo have decided to go with a more kids friendly look to most of it's games doesn't mean that you can't play them. If you think like that you might miss out on some of the best games on the console, and on the market for that mater.

What about the console then? The Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 are so much more technologically advanced! The Wii doesn't even have
a hard drive!
That depends on what you defines as technology. Sure, the fact that you need a SD-card to save your games is extremely annoying, and I don't like that I can't play my games in HD, but what about the motion controller? Isn't that much further in development than the others? It took Sony 4 years to do the same thing. Not to speak of all the other things that the Wii have made to enhance the gaming experience. And since when have the best console been the fastest and the one with the best performance to generate the best graphics? When did graphics get prioritised over gameplay? The Wii sold more that the others without having awesome graphics for the most part.

But the only ones that buy the Wii are families and the ones who were swept away by the initial wow-factor!

The thing that the Wii did that is amazing is that it made gaming into something that wasn't just for the "Nerd" but a socially accepted hobby. Just like Nintendo always have done, I mean, how many of you didn't have a Nintendo Entertainment System when you were kids? With Wii, and at some fault of the guys at Harmonix, gaming is a bigger phenomenon than ever before, so big that neither of the consoles has sold even near bad. And the so-called initial wow-factor was 5 almost years ago, and last year, the Wii still sold more that the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.

What I want to see from the Wii, is an updated console, with support for HD and with a HDD, still at the same price. I love the Wii. I love the fact that you can play with one hand, resting your head on, while holding the nunchuck, and be just as relaxed with the other. So don't judge the Wii, because it might not appeal to you, the hardcore-gamer. Sad but true, we're not the main focus of the industry anymore, an industry right now ruled by Nintendo.

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