I know my screen name makes me look like a fan boy, but I am not. I love all video games, and development companies. I do actually think that Microsoft has their advantages, but I owned an Xbox 360 granted it was one of the first that came out because I bought it at its release. I got the dreaded RROD on 5 seperate occasions, and had to send my system in every time until I just said screw it, and bought a PS3. I have not had a single issue with Sony. I love their free internet, and their great customer service along with their many great exclusive titles. Microsoft also has their advantages too, and I know that they have fixed the issue. In my opinion though, any company that releases a system with a 50% failure rate knowing that it will have problems at it's release, at least deserves a little bit of bashing. I mean come on who hasn't dealt with the red ring. Anyways I do think Microsoft has its advantages over Sony as well. I just felt like I needed to explain myself due to the many Microsoft fans on this website.
I know what everyone is wondering. Should I buy a Nintendo 3DS. I am a hardcore gamer and a soon to be designer. I buy every console that releases because personally I think every console has its advantages and disadvantages. I do have to say that 250 dollars is quite a bit for a Nintendo hand held system. I bought one at its release though because I was extremely excited to experience the new technology. I am going to have to say that my honest opinion is that this system is worth every penny. Everyone is talking about how great Street Fighter IV is and how amazing it is, but the main game that really caught my attention at release was Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. This game goes back to its old school roots and returns to a top-view perspective strategy game, and the 3D just adds to the amazing features in this game not to mention how long and wide it is. I bought it and started playing it at launch, and I am about 4 or 5 hours into the game and I am only 1% done. That is amazingly deep for a hand held title. I also want to add that Nintendo is not known for putting out the most sophisticated hardware on the market, but this one is definitely the most sophisticated, and in-depth piece of hardware that they have ever released in my opinion.
The launch titles that came out with the system weren't what everyone hoped, but the summer brings new inspiration to Nintendo fans with a remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 3D, Starfox 64, and Kid Icarus. These are some of the best titles ever released by Nintendo, and it will be great to see them remastered in 3D. There are also several third-party titles that will be released such as Resident Evil: Mercenaries, and Metal Gear Solid. The experience that you get from this system will be like nothing you have seen before, and as a true fan of video games I must say that this is a must have for hardcore and casual gamers alike.