So for my first post, I shall discuss the two consoles that I have, as it would not be fair to pass judgment on a console that I do not own. Albeit, from playing the Xbox 360 at the homes of my comrades I can safely say its not bad, excellent online as everyone continuously says, but no games that really grab my attention.
I have owned my Wii since day one, in anticipation of Twilight Princess. I waited from 9:00 at night until 9:00 in the morning on the coldest night in November. I sat next to a fellow Nintendo fan (whom was a total stranger, but had chops so I called him Chops Malloy) and my good friend and his father. My legs from the knees down were completely purple when I got home, and crashed on my bed after setting up the Wii. I couldn't hold on any longer, and thus waited another 8 hours before actual game play.
For the first month the Wii was exhilarating, those oh so fun dungeons in Twilight Princess were gorgeous, and Wii sports was some what addictive. Little did I know that secretly Nintendo was stabbing me in the back. As until Super Mario Galaxy I had no really good experience with any other games, only disappointment.
I am a Nintendo fan, honest, but the Wii is a gimmick. It is a step backwards in the video game industries goal to make video games a recognizable form of art in the eyes of the media. Nintendo has reverted back to video games being "toys", and their lack of response to what the fans want just goes to show that they do not care about their fans. No Nintendo fan asked to shake a remote around and a complete abandonment of graphical capabilities altogether.
A year later for Christmas... CHRISTmas (I hate the political term, Winter Holidays and so on, as it is Jesus' birthday, show some bloody respect). Ahem, a year later I got a PS3 with Call of Duty 4, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Assassins Creed and Oblivion. I will say this, I love my PS3 more than my Wii, probably because of a better game selection. In fact that is the reason. Plus Sony listens to fans, by increasing the technology at hand, rather then moving onto new and buggy technology that does not work quite as well as you hoped (motion controls suck).
Uncharted is by far the most satisfying game I have ever played, the combination of graphics, game play, amazing story, cool characters, and detailed environments made the whole experience rather... superb and euphoric even.
So that is where I stand currently, playing Oblivion as I've beat the other three games on my PS3 and wait patiently for Final Fantasy XIII.
I've also delved slightly into the "retro" era of the NES, but I'll touch up on that some other time.
Thank you ever so much for reading about my gaming, but you should get back to your own games. This is a waste of time. read