Given the past few months have been really sluggish for the video game scene, how do you guys feel about Nintendo as of late?
With me, I feel as if Nintendo has really lost its magic touch that makes all of its products great. The last DECENT product that Nintendo designed, in my opinion, was the Nintendo DS Lite. I loved the system, and had no problems with it at all, and I owned it for about three years. The DSi comes in, and that was the biggest waste of money and space. I got nothing out of it. The DSi shop was lackluster and expensive. It still is. The DSi XL is barely even worth commenting on either. When the 3DS came in, I saw a lot of promise for the system. Now, it's been about six months since the launch, and they already had to have a price cut, a new and pathetic gimmick with a second analog, which looks ugly, this stupid Ambassador Program with games that I don't really touch at all, and crummy support. This TGS conference really blew and I didn't see anything that made my eyes widen.
And, what happened with their support? They seem to have made decent updates at first and now, for EVERY console with them, there's nothing at all, except for "stability fixes," which also translates to "anti-piracy patch" that is cracked a few days or hours later. It feels like they don't care anymore. I spent hundreds of dollars on the console, and the games, and I'm about to honestly ditch the console, except I can't since I can't set my brother on fire in Zelda Four Swords. -_- I'm starting to pay much more attention to my iPod Touch and other systems.
What say you guys? How do you guys feel with Nintendo?