Like so many others, I fondly recall the days when Nintendo made good consoles. Sadly, the days of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, and even the Gamecube, polarizing system as it was, are long over. Readers, I will not be buying the Wii 2 unless it becomes much cheaper than its eventual overinflated launch price, or until I see a surprising level of hardcore gaming support for it. A number of gaming websites have reported on the Wii 2, claiming that it will be more powerful than the current generation’s most powerful consoles, the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. The fact that this is news is completely astounding, honestly. Of course the Wii 2 will be more powerful than the 360 or PS3! It had damn well better be, the 360 and PS3 came out over five years ago and over four years ago, respectively! I damn well hope the next Nintendo console is better than technology from four years ago.
I could forgive Nintendo for making a crappy inferior console if the Wii maintained the Nintendo tradition of brilliant first-party games and decent-to-good third-party support. But as anyone with any familiarity with the Wii knows, the first-party games have largely been mediocre, and the third-party support nonexistent. I have played a grand total of three Wii games that I consider worth playing, and there are currently three more Wii games out that I would currently like to try. Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii are the three good Wii games I have played – all first party Nintendo titles. The only remaining Wii games which currently interest me are Mario Galaxy 2 and Sonic Colors. Six interesting games in five years, readers…that speaks for itself, no?
So, I will not be purchasing the Wii 2, unless Nintendo manages to pull a fast one on me and return to the days of the N64 or even GameCube quality of gaming. Even the 3DS, the system that renewed my faith in the casual waggle titan, has proved to be an overpriced, heavily flawed piece of hardware. These are truly sad times we live in, when the gaming behemoth Nintendo is the worst major console manufacturer in the business. I love my DS, and I will eventually be buying a 3DS when the price drops and there are games worth playing, but the likelihood of me buying a Wii 2, or Wii HD, or whatever crap Nintendo churns out for a console, is slim-to-none at this point.
Readers, what do you think? Am I bitching and griping for no reason, or are my complaints about Nintendo valid? Is the Wii 2 or Wii HD or Wiines or whatever it is going to be worth it? I personally doubt it will be, but maybe this time Nintendo will surprise me. Use the comments to let me know what you think, dear readers!