Nemesis wrote: DreamcastRIP wrote:
I personally don't see any fanboy comments, just people stating their preference. Nothing wrong in that.
I guess it's down to interpretation as I most certainly do see such comments. No point in harping on about it though. Here's hoping everyone can stay true to the spirit of the thread's desire to say they enjoyed console 'x' due to whatever reasons rather than also using the opportunity to take swipes at the other two consoles... unless said in clear good humour of course.
To be honest I was hoping I might be in a position to say the Wii was my favourite console of this generation but it didn't work out like that. That's not to say that there weren't plenty of games other people enjoyed on the Wii but I guess they didn't appeal to me.
That's totally fair enough. Some of the Wii's best games (I'm thinking of the likes of No More Heroes and Madworld, here) have been... acquired tastes. I've certainly had no problem acquiring a taste for both games but I can understand why some people may not have. In fairness, whether you like it or not the Wii has excelled in some areas - it has clearly the best selection of platform games (mainly because with the exception of Nintendo not many developers are making them any more) and the pointer controls have seen it become more or less the de-facto console for conversions of graphic adventures and lightgun games. In it's twilight years it's also picked up a few decent JRPGs and of course the first-party games are as earth-shatteringly brilliant as ever.
If you like racing games and first/third person shooters, which a lot of people here clearly do, then I'm the first to admit it's been deficient in those areas. It's had some decent COD games and a couple of pretty good exclusive FPS's (Red Steel 2 being probably the best) but it's clearly not up with the HD consoles on that score. The only third-person shooter I enjoyed (if you don't count Other M) was the underrated Rogue Trooper but while it was a lot of fun that wasn't in the same league as GOW. For racing game fans, F1 2009 is probably the only serious racer worth picking up, and then only if you see it cheap.
So the Wii has clearly been a love-it-or-loathe-it affair from day one. It's excelled in some niche genres and underperformed in some key ones, which is probably why six years on some people still don't quite know what to make of it. But I've loved it from the moment I first pulled it out of the box and I still do. I think it's given me some truly unique gaming experiences which the PS3/360, as good as they undoubtedly are, don't offer.
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