Originally Posted by Spritanium
Nintendo's consoles are always the best, because they actually do something new each time instead of making a shinier version of the previous product.
The Wii is the only console this generation that isn't just a tiny, gimped out computer.
Instead the Wii is a motion sensing Gamecube that can't do proper HD.
NES: Awesome for kids AND adults.
SNES: See above
N64: See above, but in the PS1's shadow.
Gamecube: Starting to go towards kids, in PS2 and Xbox's shadow for adults.
Wii: Casual Market Kiddy gamer. (Seriously, I can't think of 5 good 3rd party games, the Wiimote, and kinect and move for that matter, boil down to being gimmicks in 90% of games that use them, even in the new Donkey Kong game, it's only there for a gimmick really.)
Originally Posted by Lostintyme
No, both are easily learnable except CoD is easier to learn. Aim and shoot+button press for grenades/zoom. Done. Brawl gets lot more advanced when you wanna get pro, you have to start learning combos and stuff.
As much as I hate CoD, the ability and skill it takes to "get pro" is a lot more than aiming and shooting+button pressing for grenades and zooming...Backpedaling, Noscoping, knowing when to apply those perk things, knowing what weapons to use, knowing the map really well to use to your advantage, etc.
Originally Posted by PhilWrir
I contest this heavily.
The N64 was incredible. Not to mention its usually Nintendo who come up with the next paradigm in console gaming.
Digital joystick? Nintendo.
Practical Handheld Console? Nintendo.
Motion Control? Nintendo.
Digital Joystick: Was bound to have come in another console anyway.
Rumble: Didn't the PS1 have it first? I thought it did...
Practical Handheld Console: Yes, no-ones ever denied that Nintendo's handhelds are awesome.
Motion Control: Really boils down to be a gimmick, the power glove AND the WiiMote have never really been used in a game that really needs
them to feel like it should, usually its just added on afterwards.
Also, You forgot stuff Nintendo didn't do as well that were arguably more important than what Nintendos done, eg.
Good 3D graphics: Sony
Practical CD Console: Sony
Good online MP: Microsoft