You have an interesting point, Bliss. I have been thinking for a while now that Nintendo may have made a grave error in making the wii so underpowered compared to the PS3 and 360. I look in Game Informer and notice that game development for those two systems are well underway with top notch graphics and stories, while wii develpment is very scarce and of low quality.Originally Posted by Bliss
I notice that most game developers see the wii as a kids toy and thus make games aimed at kids that comprise little effort and story, while the other two gaming platforms are seen as real gaming machines aimed at adults and thus they get quality games for them.
Every wii owner should take this as a slap in the face cuz it shows an attitude twards us that is comtemptable> Every poorly made port and quickly cobbled together game is an insult to our intelligence and ability to appreciate good quality in games. I think this is so cuz the game makers see the wii as a toy, a toy parents buy thier kids, a toy that developers feel that they can toss movie games on and a few low guality minigames and parents will eat it up, after all, they are shopping for thier kids, they don't know much about gaming in general, they ain't gonna be able to destinguish tween a good games and crap.
No wonder kids and others want a 360. They want to be takes seriously as a gamer and consumer of their product and the 360 and PS3 both satisfy this need quite nicely.
This negative image is now self perpetuating. People go to a game store, look at what is avalible on the wii; ports of games from older systems, party games, minni games and movie adaptations in brightly colored boxes and go, "gag" and turn away in disgust. I know I have reacted with disgust and disapointment when I look at what is mostly avialible for the wii, compared to whats on and is comming to the other systems.
AS a wii owner I want to be taken seriously, I want developers to think of me as a discriminating consumer of their products and make games of high quality for the wii. But it comes all the way back to why I responded to you in the first place; why development for the wii has been scarce and of low quality. That the wii is too "weak" to be taken seriously by a lot of people, developers and consumers alike.