I don't get nintendo's current need to relinquish tight, responsive controls just to try and be origina. Yeah the Wii remote is an excellent idea that fell short of it's intended capabilities. Then they make a true next gen console a generation too late, and create a unique controller bridging their handhelds and the wii-mote, but you only get one. Everybody else gets to use the wii-mote. I just don't understand their way of thinking, they used to make systems and sell gimmicks, now their systems are the gimmicks.
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I find it funny that an ending in a videogame could be so easiy affected by a massive group of whiners who don't like what they see. This sets a bad precendent for gamers today, they play 3 great games and swear off a developer because of the last five minutes. In my opinion that is what's weak, not Mass Effect 3's ending.
I find these studies so irrelevant in some cases. Don't get me wrong, there is a precendent for studies like these, but like the study says these people can discern reality from fantasy. I've never seen a person play final fantasy for a week long and try to cast ruin or summon Odin (although if I did it would rock my socks off). I coud see It if the study was used to diagnose people with disassociative disorders, but this study is just to see if video games turn people into disassociative nutcases. I understand that as a budding medium it is important to guage the effect of long-term use, but for some reason these studies seem to be used to demonize gamers and the industry at large.
Nintendo's issue is the same one they've had since N64 to now, they don't lack the hardware capabilities, they lack the 3rd party support. N64 had no final fantasy, they had no real racing games (and yes Mario kart and that god awful conker racing game don't count), etc. I'll boil it right down for you, Mario 64, Zelda Oot and MM, Goldeneye, Starfox 64, Super Smash Bros., and Conkers Bad Fur Day. Versus, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Metal gear solid, Final Fantasy 7-9 (plus remakes), resident evil 1-3 (and yes I know the N64 got 2), Castlevania SotN (also I know 64 got those lamea== ones), etc. The list could go on forever man. So you say Ninty was lazy? Yeah they really were when they could lose with a systemcapable of2x the graphical power of the competition, but the graphical capabilities weren't the issue. Implementation has never been their problem, support always has.
I find that games requiring skill due to their datedness get me lately. When I was younger, I fought the mister X tyrant in RE 2 and beat him despite his speed and the games tank controls. I recently got there on my PS3 and for the life of me can't remaster the tank controls so I can land a lasting hit. Same with the first Tenchu, I can still beat the level, but the archaic control scheme is too much for me to master again to get grand master on these levels. It makes me sad because PSone era games are still some of my favorites.