The Gamecube was/is a top machine and a favourite of mine but I reckon it's much more suited as a companion console than a solo machine. I originally only had a 'cube and while I was having a whale of a time with the exclusives, there were so many PS2 titles that interested me so I HAD to get one. The GC doesn't have the breadth of the PS2's multiplatform titles but the PS2 doesn't have the healthy selection of Nintendo titles so owning a GC + either a PS2 or Xbox alongside it was the ideal set-up. In my opinion of course. Choosing between the PS2 and Xbox for the companion machine came down to whether your tastes were more Japanese or Western.pratty wrote:Depends if you're only looking at true exclusives that can only be played on the Camecube/Wii today, and you're counting Nintendo published games as 'Nintendo games'.DPrinny wrote:Gamecube, look outside Nintendos own games and its barren,
Although I don't know why people often draw this line at Nintendo related games when considering their consoles libraries. Seems pointless to me, why would anybody instantly disqualify a chunk of the library because all those different games were developed or published by Nintendo? Seems silly to blanket all Nintendo games together like that and write them all off as though they're all the same and/or all tainted by Nintendo's ghastly family friendly touch. As if not liking Paper Mario because it's too childish means you couldn't possibly like Metroid Prime, you don't like the look of Luigi's Mansion so Twilight Princess probably sucks as well? You have a great exclusive like F-Zero GX actually developed by a company under nintendo's old rivals Sega, but should we overlook it because it's Nintendo's franchise?
Personally it was GC + PS2 all the way for me but I found great appreciation for the Xbox when I finally acquired one once the gen was over and was able to play some terrific exclusives. All three have unique strengths really and it's a generation with enough variety across each machine to warrant having all three.