I will now attempt to reply to this string of posts thoughtfully and calmly:
When I first heard about the Wii, I was 95% certain I was done with my console career. The last system I bought was a N64.
Then I heard that the entire back catalog of Nintendo games would be available for download and as soon as I heard that news I decided that I would be getting a Wii for sure...and ONLY for that reason.
By the time launch day was coming around, I decided that I would get some Wii games just to test the waters. I got Excite Truck and Twilight Princess, quickly concluding that I'd be using this system for more than Virtual Console games...and it's a good thing I did!
Now, obviously you can tell from my signature that I've purchased a lot of VC games. It would be foolish to say the VC is total crap as there are some true classic games on there (note: whomever said Elevator Action is a great game needs to be hit in the head with a cactus). I even tried some "classic" games like Ice Climbers that I had never played before.
However, the whole concept of "releasing" the games is ridiculous. I mean, think about if iTunes released THREE ALBUMS every week.
I consider myself a big Nintendo fan and especially knowledgable of all things Nintendo from N64 on down. Therefore, isn't it a little strange that us big Nintendo fans haven't even HEARD of some of these games?
BUT CROW THAT'S THE POINT YOU CAN PLAY NEW GAMES YOU NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?!?!!?1111?!!
Those games are for emulators. The kind of games you say, "hmmm...I've never tried this before," play it once, and never play it again.
BUT CROW IF YOU HAVE AN EMULATOR WHY EVEN PAY FOR GAMES?!!
I enjoy having the real thing. I have over 400 albums and no CD-Rs. I'm not bragging or saying pirating is wrong (although it technically is), I'm just saying I'm willing to pay for an official product...especially one I don't have to blow into or shake around in order to get it to work (insert sexual inuendo here).
Which leads me to my final thought: Nintendo isn't doing a bad job, but they could be doing MUCH better. At the very least, they should provide a release date list for upcoming titles.
I'll complain as much as I damn well please.
"This is America...and in America, if something sucks, you're supposed to be able to get your money back!" -South Park
And if South Park says it...it must be true....oh and there's a certain thing called "Consumer Rights" that are protected by the government.