Nintendo, should I be worried?

Posted: August 3, 2011 in FYI, News, Uncategorized, Video Games
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Recently, I have been worried if Nintendo was going downhill. Abandoning their fans, and having a steady string of bad judgement. In the year 2010, things were looking great, bright, and shiny. It was a great year to be a Nintendo fan, we had an awesome E3 that year, and a lot of great games released at that time. There was Sin and Punishment: Star Successor,  No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, GoldenEye 007, Sonic Colors, Donkey Kong Returns, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and the list goes on. Each of the games I mentioned are in my opinion, are great games that must be played if you own an Wii. And the E3 video of all the games coming to the 3DS looked off the chain.

And then came 2011, the year where things started going downhill. The only game to really look forward to on the Nintendo Wii was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game that won’t release until towards the end of the year. The 3DS had a very lackluster release; none of the major titles were release with the system, and some of the promised features weren’t available until a later date. And at E3 2011, the unveiling of the Wii-U had me really worried. The graphics looked like something not far of the PlayStation 3, and most if not all of all the games announced for it are all games that will be available on everything else a year or more before the system even comes out. And the controller for the Wii-U, although its capabilities look amazing, is way too fat! I cant see myself playing any kind of game with a controller that big. And don’t want to forget Nintendo kinda telling the many people of Operation Rainfall, who wanted the localization of multiple japan only games, that “It aint gonna happen.”

There was also this:

But it all not bad news coming out of this year, recently Nintendo announced that the 3DS will be getting a massive price cut, it will soon be on sale for 169.99. And for those who already own the 3DS, there will be an Ambassador Program, where they will receive 20 free game downloads; consisting of 10 classic NES games and 10 classic Gameboy games, most of which will be improved with multiplayer and other features. For more infomation, click here.  And it was also announced that the 3DS and the Wii-U will have Downloadable content, and that Wii-U will add GameCube to it’s Virtual Console.

With all of this, I am very worried about Nintendo’s future. Not really for the 3DS, I’m pretty sure that will come out well in the long run, but for the Wii and Wii-U, I don’t know. I have been a Nintendo fan for a long time, when everybody else was jumping ship, I stuck with them through the good times and the worst. Now its starting to look pretty bad, but I’m still sticking with them. I just want the big N to step their game up.

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