Nintendo NX Set For 2017: Will I Become A Believer Again?
We still don't know anything about the system but Nintendo has at least confirmed that the code-named Nintendo NX will launch next year.
I'm trying to get excited. I really am.
As most people around here know, I haven't owned a Nintendo console since the SNES and there are several reasons for that. Early on, it was just because I was an RPG fiend and one didn't exactly turn to the N64 or GameCube to get their RPG fix (and yes, I know there were a few but it was a very few compared to PS1 and PS2). After that, it was a combination of a lack of quality - in my estimation, Nintendo consoles have specialized in shovelware for years - and my disillusionment with the Ninty mascots.
I won't say I "grew up" because that implies that Nintendo games are only for kids. I'll just say that maybe my tastes are different now that I'm older. However, this doesn't mean I wouldn't love to play certain great platformers; I really adore the Ratchet & Clank remake, for instance. That's just the kind of experience I'd expect from Nintendo, and I don't see why they can't give us great stuff like this on a routine basis. But above all else, if Nintendo wants me back, they're going to have to drop the fads and gimmicks and just give me a normal system.
No more motion sensing, no controllers with stupid screens or whatever, no pathetically updated version of an existing console (which is all the Wii U is); all I want is a new, relatively high-tech console with a regular ol' controller and a bunch of great games. I'd like to think this isn't too much to ask, but who knows what Nintendo is thinking with the NX? With virtually no info, it's tough to get excited...and yet, just because it's Nintendo, the company that first started me down this crazy path so many years ago, I feel obligated to at least pay attention.
And so I will. How about you?
4/27/2016 9:28:57 PM Ben Dutka