Sadly, I'm Just Not Sure Nintendo Can Impress Me Anymore
There are certain memories I wouldn't give up for the world.
A few of those memories involve Nintendo. Thre's a damn good reason why the SNES is still hooked up in the bedroom, and a reason why I will defend Nintendo to the end.
But there's also a reason I haven't owned a Nintendo console in quite a long time. I've been tempted many times and a few times, I caved and tried something like the Wii. The N64 did impress me to some extent but I was in the midst of my RPG craze and as such, the N64 did little for me. The GameCube was just a colossal disappointment, especially compared with the beast that was the PlayStation 2. I knew the Wii was a gimmick and I knew the Wii U was an extension of the aforesaid gimmick and destined to fail.
And now, here comes another Nintendo console. Not much is known about the Nintendo NX just yet but I'm having difficulty summoning any enthusiasm. Maybe it has been too long since Nintendo has grabbed me. Maybe I'm too old. Maybe when I look at Nintendo games today, I wonder why I'd bother when I have...you know, grown-up games I have to catch up on. Yes, I get the old argument, "it's all about fun." And I understand the various definitions of "fun." I'm not saying Nintendo doesn't - or hasn't - offered viable forms of "fun" in the past. I'm simply saying they haven't enticed me in quite some time.
So here I am, wondering if Nintendo will do something interesting with the new machine. I also wonder if I'll ever play another Mario, Zelda, or Metroid. For some reason, I think they want to stay in the past in my brain...they're just so perfect there. Perhaps I shouldn't disturb them.
3/18/2015 9:53:03 PM Ben Dutka