Originally Posted by dusty
I've been a real Nintendo-contrarian lately. I think TP is my least-favorite of the 3D Zeldas (not incl. PH). I still really love it though.
I'm actually pretty disappointed with the Wii overall. I'm yet to be convinced that motion controls are the next level of immersion, and I can't help but think the controls are holding Nintendo's first-party games back. Conversely, I am a lot happier with my PS3 than I thought I'd be.
Really? I've been on the other side of the coin. After seeing Wii's early success I figured we'd have first year growing pains akin to what the DS saw, but I think I've bought more games for Wii this first year than I have for any console since the Dreamcast. And with No More Heroes and SSB:B coming in February I'll continue to throw dollars at the software lineup, which I'm ecstatic about.
On the other hand, the PS3 has remained my Everyday Shooter player. Ninja Giaden: Sigma was great, but it was a $60 port of a game I'd already played twice. They're still stuck in launch mode and while games like Heavenly Sword and Uncharted are great technical showpieces, they're vapid, posturing versions of stuff that's come before. Eye of Judgment looks pretty cool but I can't bring myself to get it, especially with Culdcept Saga (it's a mixture of Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering; one of the most addictive games I've ever played) on the horizon.
I dunno', this generation has not panned out how I thought it would so far. Come launch time last year I thought it was going to be a bust. All the best 360 games had superior version playable on the PC, the Wii's launch lineup was just a disaster and the controls looked inviting for a series of high-profile non-games while the PS3 was just a mess at $600 and no software. The Wii has come into its own but I'm still waiting to hop on the PS3 bandwagon. Everyone keeps saying, "Just wait...". I waited until spring, then fall and now it's next spring, when Metal Gear Solid 4 is supposedly coming out (hint: it's not). Granted, we are getting the superior version of Devil May Cry 4 early next year and hopefully Little Big Planet (again, they haven't even released the announced beta yet so I'm not too hopeful). So, in reality, we're looking at next summer/fall before the system-sellers hit. Not only is that too little too late to make the platform viable for third-parties at this point (with the supposed lifespan of the console I think it will have no problem seeing lots of great software...eventually), but I've paid $600 for an Everyday Shooter player. I never in a million years dreamed that my launch purchase of a Sony console would pretty much amount to a two-year, interest free loan to my Sony overlords.