Originally Posted by captain_clayman
part of me has said we've all outgrown nintendo (i'm only 16 and i'm kinda out of love with it) but i can go back and play some NES, SNES, N64 and even as recent as gamecube games and they're still great. Sure, the wii has it's few hits (mario, zelda, metroid, smash bros, same old same old) but other than that the games are mostly junk, the wii remote is super low tech and you can pull off better visuals on a PHONE game these days,which is what the kids are into.
i see less and less little kids play DS games and more and more borrowing their mom's iphone or their grandpa's ipad to play angry birds and such. kids would rather play doofy little $.99 phone games than play doofy 50 dollar wii games. it makes me sad that the kids of this generation dont get to really experience great games that are good for kids and adults alike. it seems like most games today can only target a specific audience and not gamers as a whole. nintendo has said that their goal was to appeal to both hardcore and casual, but right now they're not really appealing to anyone.
QFT. Seriously, I can't stand seeing all these little kids putting down their DSes to play Angry Birds on their mom's phone. It really irritates me to see that kids would rather play some stupid game about flinging birds at wood and ice sickles rather than play an engaging single player experience. I mean are their attention spans really that short?
I'm only 17, but I remember taking my gameboy with me EVERYWHERE. I took it to friends houses, preschool, stores, wherever I went, so did my gameboy. Now, kids don't want to be bothered with it. Excuse my ranting but this current generation of kids really aren't seeing "true" gaming, and being someone who's been playing games since I could hold a controller that's disappointing to see.