Showing 1 to 10 of 10
1. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 02:49 BST
Grade the Nintendo Wii - I hope we are not at the halfway point, it will likely have an extended life cycle guiven current and projected performance - but what the heck, here you go, give a letter grade to each of these 10 areas, A+ as highest, F- as lowest. (Probably be neatest to just put the grade by the number, not to repost the entire list time and again.)
Thank you, perhaps this can be emailed to Nintendo customer service.
1. Shows appropriate respect and deference to those who call themselves hardcore…
2. Can be counted on to put a smile on my face, especially after a rough day at work, school, or idleness…
3. Creates original games that feel fresh and fun
4. Shows love and attention to long standing franchises
5. Provides the software sales necessary to keep flagship console relevant to real world markets
6. Maintains strong quality assurance standards
7. Outlines vision in detail to help gamers decide where they want to place their chips
8. Favorably balances game value with game price
9. Enforces ‘hardcore’ gaming stereotypes, such as elicit sex, drug use, extreme violence, excessive cursing, and generally drab and cynical gaming environments.
10. Makes the activist gamer feel welcome by embracing and perhaps even dictating media game biases, such as which features are ‘absolutely necessary’ for certain games, overemphasis placed on multimedia functions, providing antisocial online gaming communities for reclusive types, and promoting short lived graphical advances as the most important frontier for gaming.
Hardcore, casual = marketing. The real divide is between arcade and narrative games.
2. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 03:11 BST
Could you rephrase numbers 5, 9, and 10? They're a little unclear to me. Thanks.
3. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 03:26 BST
Ah, not just a test, the best kind of test: The one where you make up the questions ex post facto to rig the results to reflect your preexisting opinions.
4. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 03:43 BST
Regarding number 9. One of the worst things I've ever heard in a video game was on the Wii.
MadWorld Announcer: "No" means "Yes", and "Yes" means "Anal!"
5. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 05:46 BST
Madworld sounds awesome.....not!
Just like when House Overkill set a 'world record' for swearing in a game! Awesome! Finally we have some 'grown up' games on Wii! ???
Hey, I am just trying to loosen up and let my hair down here, and maybe make people think while I am at it......
6. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 14:24 BST
Are you going to share your own grades, Eugene?
Oh, and Mad World looked awful to begin with, but now I have no doubt in my mind that I want nothing to do with the game.
Loose your heart like a clumsy bell.
7. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 14:58 BST
Wow. That's repulsive...in like, a lot of ways. Ugh.
NL Forum Moderator / Part-Time Reviewer / One-Track Lover
Noiseless Chatter, my new blog
Wii U Account: ChickenBrutus (add me!)
Mega Man No Damage Runs, and more
8. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 18:07 BST
1. A (none)
10. - F
9. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 22:34 BST
Pawtrick wrote:MadWorld Announcer: "No" means "Yes", and "Yes" means "Anal!"Wow. That's repulsive...in like, a lot of ways. Ugh.
I am not sure but maybe this quote was taken out of context???
Old Nintendofan from up north...
10. Posted: Sun 10th May 2009 22:37 BST
What context could possibly justify such horrible writing?