To be honest, I at first made the mistake of thinking that all of the games on offer were the rewards for being a Club Nintendo member, only to find out that it was the selection of one. I thought, okay, I guess I can see why people aren't happy with this, but then I dug around and looked at what else the offers were.
Posters? A CD? Trinkets? I'm not entirely sure why a downloable game (of which I selected Game & Wario, which I believe is still $40) is so much worse. Sure, people might like something physical instead, but how much use is everybody getting out of their past physical rewards? I was interested in Game & Wario but decided against it due to the lack of mini games for the price offered, but at *no* cost? I'd gladly take a free game over a statuette I'm going to stare at twice, then eventually bury in my closet.
I want to be clear in stating I have no business telling people how to feel or what to think, and I'm certainly not trying to do that here. What I'm honestly wondering is: where is last year's platinum reward now? What about 2012's? 2011's? I think I'll get much more use out of Game & Wario than a poster. But that's just me.
What do *you* think about this year's platinum rewards?