I've been reading a lot of gaming blogs lately and kind of keeping track of the progress of the Wii vs the PS3 and the 360 just because I want to know how the three systems are stacking up against each other and which systems have the best games and such. I knew I was going to buy a Wii because it was the cheapest and it was different, but I wasn't sure about the other two.
After almost a year of the "next gen console war" the thing I've read more than anything is..."the Wii doesn't have any good games." I'm really at a loss to understand this claim. Obviously the 360 has got a bigger library because it's been out longer. But the Wii and the PS3 were released within two days of each other yet only the Wii gets tagged with the "no good games" label. In my estimation, each system only has about 4 games that have gotten very solid reviews in their first year.
The PS3 has Motorstorm and Resistance, but I don't really know anything else it's got going for it that the 360 doesn't have as well. I feel like you can't really count games like Madden/NCAA because those games are multiplatform. What other games are out right now for the PS3 that make it's library so much better than the Wiis? People keep mentioning Lair, Heavenly Sword and Little Big Planet, but none of those games have actually been released yet. When Nintendo fans mention Metroid Prime 3, SSBB and Galaxy, detractors are quick to point out that those games haven't even been released and therefore have no bearing on the current state of the system. Also, those games are just "more of the same old games from Nintendo."
My other question is how do people claim the Wii has no good games? I rarely see Zelda mentioned, yet that game got great reviews from everyone. The thing I see written about Zelda now is that it's just a Gamecube port and is therefore no good. I never see anything about Trauma Center which I thought was a very good game. I don't see anything about Godfather: Blackhand Edition either, which also got very good reviews. And even though Mario Stikers Charged has gotten good reviews for both it's "offline" and online play, the thing I see written about that is "it's just another Mario game and is therefore no good."
What I can't understand is how people can be excited about GTAIV, which is like the 5th or 6th actual GTA game, Dynasty Warriors 6, Halo 3, Gran Turismo 4, FFXIII and MGS4 if people are so tired of the "same old games over and over." Many of gamings most popular franchises are on their third or fourth sequel, yet only the Nintendo sequels get grief for being sequels. Am I reading too much into this? I'm really trying to be objective here, but no matter what angle I look at it from, the recurring theme seems to be, bash the Wii because it's the popular thing to do.