Gaming Junky
September 13, 2008

After my usual sort of horsetrading, I am now a member of the Wii60 segment of the gaming populous. Why did I do it? Don't I love my Wii anymore? Yes I do, but, the fact of the matter is that the Wii is severely lacking in some areas. (no, not graphics, doesn't really bother me).

The Wii has shit for decent games. Basically the handful of games that Nintendo released, and a few third party games. The rest, all shovelware. And a large portion of the games available more or less are the same thing. I am not a minigame fan, so that removes like 75% of the games for me. The rest of the games are more childish, which while are often great, sometimes I just feel like picking up a gun and blowing someone's head off. Not a huge number of games that do that on the Wii (Yes, I know some do, and I have those games already). Plus online support is nonexistant, and really kinda sucky when a game does online things (takes forever to get a match in mariokart or brawl). What really pisses me off, is how the third party companies keep treating Wii owners as second class citizens, using third string devteams to make half baked ports. Guitar Hero 3, awesome game, but tons of issues on the wii, and promised things never arrived. Rock Band? No DLC. Spiderman 3? zOMGWTFBBQ! THE BRIDGE WAS CUT IN HALF!! When the Wii does something good, it does it really good. I love Godfather Blackhand Edition on the Wii. The motion controls take a mediocre game, and make it something special.

The 360 has really dropped in price (to where you can get it cheaper than the Wii), and has a huge catalog of games, thanks to backwards compatability (which isn't as good as the Wii's), and the extra numbers of native games (360 had an extra year to get games out, plus more games are being released for it). Plus this way, I dont have to miss out on any games. Awesome game comes out on Wii? I am there. Awesome game comes out on 360? Right in line. Awesome game comes out on both? Pick the system with the best features (which I have to admit, I do prefer some Wii games to the 360 counterpart). Basically, they each fill niches in my gaming desire. If I want a group game, or something silly, I go wii, if I want to blow something up, I go 360.

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