Okay, so I might be acting a little melodramatic, but I can't help but feel that Nintendo owes me more than this "Ambassador" program they've been trying to use as collateral for my forgiveness. Nintendo is smart enough to know that early adopters are probably their more loyal, long-time fans. In that case, why offer me free games that I, as one of these loyal fans, naturally already own. I don't need another copy of Super Mario Advance 4 ... why not just load-up my account with some money to spend on whatever I want on the eShop? You know, like those new games you're trying so desperately to promote.
I'm starting to think it would be wise to start marketing a special brand of the Swiffer for the 3DS - you know, to wipe off the dust that has been collecting on my system for the past six months. I'm not going to pretend I don't secretly love the 3DS and get excited at the prospect of playing a real (and not rehashed) Zelda game or Mario game, but I don't have the excitement level that I had when I bought the system.
I continue to hear the phrase "games are on the way," but as it turns out, my shelf is still looking pretty empty. The closest "big release" is another remake of a game I already own, and is also a month out from release. And what exactly is filling that two-month gap between Star Fox 64 3D and Super Mario 3DS Land? (Terrible titles, I might add.) Nintendo's most solid third party games have been delayed until next year, and they're starting to imply to the public that games like Animal Crossing and Luigi's Mansion 2 won't be seeing releases this year after all, despite their claims that so many of their first party titles would be released this year.
I will forever admire Nintendo as a company; they did have the common sense and courtesy to cut the salaries of their executives after this fiasco. However, they have a lot of work to do to catch up to where they were two or three years ago. The laziness on their end has been all but unprecedented ... what in the world have Nintendo's development teams been doing for the past two years? A console with a user base as large as Wii's should never have this long of a lull in its release schedule. And to top it all off, we still don't have a release date for Skyward Sword, a game that should have been on store shelves a year ago.
This sheep is ready to shed its wool and trade it for a Playstation, folks.