Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wired Talks Crap About Nintendo

Half truths. As good as lies? Yep! Leaving out part of the story changes it entirely.

Let's take what Wired said about Nintendo's E3 Press Conference. The headline reads Gallery: Nintendo Keeps Casual, Ignores Hard-Core at E3. If you didn't watch the video(s) of the press conference or read one of the many liveblogs that covered it, you could easily believe that Nintendo shunned 'hard core' gamers. This statement, however, is bullshit. Reggie specifically addresses the fact that they are NOT leaving the 'veteran' gamers in the dark and that they want to appeal to all audiences. It wasn't all about Animal Crossing - some games that 'hardcore gamers' may enjoy were the new Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars for the DS and the new Call of Duty: World at War game on the Wii. Those games are NOT targeted at casual gamers. In fact, they'd probably run screaming.

I'm not a Nintendo apologist, but I am VERY tired of people talking junk about Nintendo just because they can. And yes, I am excited as all hell about Animal Crossing and I'm not ashamed to say it.

1 comment:

Freyhon said...

You tell them!!

Seriously, Nintendo may get a lot of press about catering to a more casual crowd, but that just means they are catering to EVERY gamer.

You want casual? WiiWare it. Animal Crossing it. (So want!)

You want hardcore? Go get all the stars in Mario Galaxy. Go tell me all about the last boss fight in Metroid Prime 3. Zelda, anyone?

How about multiplayer? Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Boom Blox, and I won't even try to list all the DS games that can be played multiplayer off of one cart!

Nintendo caters to gamers. Period.