Yes, this is quite interesting. I certainly wasn't expecting a 3D machine as a next-gen DS.
Originally Posted by ethic
If there is anyone capable of pulling it off, I'd say it's Nintendo. Unlike Microsoft and Sony, they usually target more affordable hardware.
Do you have any idea
how much the world would suck without Nintendo? It would
suck tonnes, man.
While I've heard a lot of games have had trouble, Metroid Prime 3 was overall good with the motion. This shows it can be done correctly.
Originally Posted by Bubba
So I'd the developers are having a hard time here. Perhaps it's because it's difficult and they haven't got enough help from Nintendo or they're lazy.
(However, the force unleashed had horrible inaccurate and gimmicky controls.)
I can agree that the button layout of the control is retarded since the buttons are few and far apart.
...since games tend to combine the motion in with button mashing and it's impossible to do both at the same time.
That said, I haven't encountered many games that are poor in this regard, so I can only surmise what I wrote in the previous section.
The graphics look okay to me. The sound sounds okay to me.
The Wii is a nice attempt but it has very poor hardware, graphics are from the NVidia GeForce 4 era, sound is no better than your typical SoundBlaster card, and the games are not all that great since they try to use the motion sensing crap and usually fail big time. The Wii is a big fail for me.
I wouldn't say the hardware is bad. Mostly just a lot of developers who do not utilize it properly. All the games I've played looked nice.
Motion sensing is nice. When done properly, that is. Unfortunately, not so many games do it correctly.
Nintendo is no angel however; they've done a lot of things wrong, including this whole ridiculous online strategy. I must say I, too, am disappointed with the Wii, having only so few good games. But some pearls (Metroid Prime 3, Mario Galaxy) are real nice.
It's funny, because I feel mostly the other way.
Your statements about Nintendo are a bit presumptious, fan-boyish, have little or no evidence to back up, and overall inaccurate.
Even so, I am in no way a fan of Nintendo this generation. I am severely disappointed with all three gaming companies, yet I do not hold your views regarding Nintendo (just as to say I am not a fanboy/girl of Nintendo).
I say that if they can offer more games and stop this casual crap of dumbing down their interface until it looks grey, ugly, slow and unintuitive and get higher quality on their games (ie motion working correctly), then I'd say that if the next console was Wii 2, it would be the best console ever.
I will say that if Nintendo offers up another Wii for their next gen console they will make a huge mistake.
That's nonsense. Nintendo is aiming for all the gamers.
Originally Posted by yaya
Now, if they are doing this right is entirely different matter. I feel extremely disappointed with their approach to "hardcore" gamers.