gman72 wrote: sscott wrote:
In saying all that, the enjoyment a small amount of forum members have got in seeing Nintendo stumble is bizzare to me.
Its disgusting, mate. Unfortunately its not just limited to Nintendo. The hatred for new games and consoles on here from a small minority is baffling, so much so that I combat it where ever I find it in these pages.
It just depends on the individual. I doubt most people do it "because new = bad, zomg!!!"
Me, I simply dont like alot (most) of the trends that many major games, or just console games in general, are using these days. Cutscenes for instance.... I cant freaking stand the damn things. Or reliance on motion controls of any sort (and that goes for everyone, not just Nintendo). Or extreme grinding, extreme linearity, super low difficulty, lack of creativity.... the list goes on, and on, and on, and the number of games that have these issues is so high, that in the end, I dumped the consoles entirely, and probably will never return to them. There's just no reason to. Something like Dark Souls 2 is a step in the right direction at least.... except that I can just buy the PC version, so there's no need to deal with the consoles there. The same for quite a number of games... it's amazing how many get ported these days, either from or to consoles.
But disliking something simply because it's new? No. I wouldnt HAVE this blasted PC at all if that were the case. It exists in the form that it does specifically to play very high-end games (even if much of what I play is indie titles 50% of the time). Hell, I even bought freaking Titanfall. Age of Wonders 3 was another major purchase recently, that game took bloody forever to come out... seems worth it though.
As for the consoles, the actual machines themselves? I really.... just dont care. Not a matter of hate, just a matter of not really giving a damn. Nintendo's gizmo I at least thought had potential, squandered though it may have been. The others.... *shrugs*. They're normal, I guess? I've no interest beyond that.
I suspect that others might be thinking along similar lines. If it were a matter of hating anything at all new, then the individual in question probably hasnt bought any games at all in a LONG time, I'd guess. Console or otherwise.