Looking back on the GameCube, What is your opinion on it?

  • 0 results
  • 1
  • 2
#-49 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I really liked my Gamecube, loved the controller. I played my PS2 more because I like sports games, and as you know, sports games sold like crap on the Gamecube. I've been buying old Gamecube games to play on my Wii, still love that controller.

#-48 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
#-47 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I just stopped playing The Twin Snakes a few minutes ago, I loved the controller and no other controller has ever felt more comfortable personally.  I still play the hell out of the Resident Evil series on the gamecube along with the Zelda series every once in a while. It is my second favorite console, with the N64 in first.  I can't name all the games i owned and loved for the gamecube because frankly its a hell of alot. 
My opinion? Absolutely loved it.

#-46 Edited by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

I love my Gamecube. It introduced me to so many different kinds of games.

#-45 Posted by leebmx (2244 posts) -

Loved the way it looked - Consoles don't all have to look like they come from Planet Future - and I had me some great times. RE4 and Twilight Princess to name 2. Also loved the size. Still doesn't beat the PS2 for me from that gen but it was a great little box. 
  I think it sums up what Nintendo does best when its on form which is fun over futurism.

#-44 Posted by Three0neFive (2293 posts) -

It's small, purple, plays small discs, and has a handle.
 
Cutest fucking console ever.

#-43 Posted by chubisaur (32 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
" It's small, purple, plays small discs, and has a handle.  Cutest fucking console ever. "
I totally agree! 
The Gamecube is my favorite Nintendo console, I own more Gamecube games than any other console, and I still have it set up in my entertainment center.
I freaking love my G-cube :)
#-42 Edited by Moth_Pope (454 posts) -

I really like the Gamecube, still have it hooked up now. I haven't played it in... probably a year or so but it's cool to have around. I got one for cheap quite late in it's life, but very much enjoy the games few games I have. Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil 0 and 4 and the remake of RE1, Mario Kart: Double Dash, WWE Day Of Reckoning, Twin Snakes and Mario Sunshine were just a few games that I played a ton. The controller is awesome too.
 
It may still have some life left in it for me, as I didn't play nearly as much Wind Waker as I'd have liked and didn't play Twilight Princess at all... Could still go back and get those, I guess.

#-41 Posted by CaptainCody (1505 posts) -

The Gamecube is awesome, the Wii is a hunk of shit in comparison to it.
#-40 Posted by Bolthor (86 posts) -

My least favorite console I own, but I loved playing RE4.

#-39 Posted by Blueman (753 posts) -

Luigis Mansion, Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Wave Race, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Smash Bros, Windwaker, Twilight Princess, Eternal Darkness, Resident Evil 4, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid: the Twin Snakes, The Star Wars games, Four Swords, Mario Kart: Double Dash, F-Zero: GX, Paper Mario; the Thousand Year door, Animal Crossing, Super Monkey ball. All very good games, in some cases brilliant games. Add to these some amazing multi-platform games, Timesplitters 2 and the best version of Soul Calibur ii for example, and you've got a pretty good games library. 
 
Add to that one of the greatest joypads ever created, and you've got a pretty good console, one of my favourites in fact. I'll admit the Playstation 2 was the better console, but the original Xbox? No fucking way.

#-38 Posted by JJOR64 (18989 posts) -

Loved it.  I played the shit out of my Gamecube.

#-37 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I definitely got more mileage out of my Gamecube than I did out of my original Xbox, that's for sure. 

#-36 Posted by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -
@DragonBloodthirsty said:
"

I used the cube for playing with friends, and saw many people carry it to public areas to play (like a lounge on college campus).  It was a fine system for gaming with people in the same room, and I think it was a success because of that.

I'm not sure what you mean by "It didn't live up to the high standards of quality".  It seemed like it was a quality product to me; I played it for many hours, and it was never as fragile as the PS2 (several of which broke on my brother, leaving him in a lurch until he could fix or replace it).

"
It's game's catalog wasn't as large, good, or as influential as Nintendo's previous consoles.
#-35 Posted by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" I definitely got more mileage out of my Gamecube than I did out of my original Xbox, that's for sure.  "
Do you know that there other great games for the original Xbox besides Halo?
#-34 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

I could step on it and it wouldnt break.  and had some cool games.

#-33 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -
@DoctorOptimist:  
 
Yes, but I had no interest in online multiplayer. More games interested me on Gamecube than on Xbox. 
#-32 Posted by ajamafalous (11991 posts) -

It had a bunch of fun games, but almost none of the "AAA titles" really stood out for me. I think I probably have more fun playing it than most other consoles. Who knows if that's nostalgia or not.

#-31 Posted by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -
@Apathylad said:
" @DoctorOptimist:   Yes, but I had no interest in online multiplayer. More games interested me on Gamecube than on Xbox.  "
Oh... Oh, I see.  
 
But there were still plenty of great single-player title exclusives for Xbox. 
 
Such as: 
 
The PS2's library easily destroys both consoles in the end.
#-30 Posted by DukesT3 (1916 posts) -

For me it was like the Wii I have now. Only a handful of great games for me but just wasn't enough to actually care about it and play it more than my xbox. 

#-29 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

it had a good handle for smacking people in the face with it. *knows this from experience*

#-28 Posted by Sparklykiss (1964 posts) -
@AlisterCat said:
" Had some great games. It's small, and had an interesting controller. Played it more than my Xbox but less than my PS2. "  
This. And that thing could survive hurricanes. And it had Tales of Symphonia. I think that's reason enough.
Moderator
#-27 Posted by DoctorOptimist (502 posts) -
@LooseChange said:
" For me it was like the Wii I have now. Only a handful of great games for me but just wasn't enough to actually care about it and play it more than my xbox.  "
Does that mean you played on your Xbox more than you did on your PS2? HERESY!
#-26 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

I never owned one but I played my friends one a fuck load. Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Nightfire, oh the nostalgia.

#-25 Posted by chronicsmoke (996 posts) -

Amazing little console with alot of great games,REmake,MGS twin snakes, to name a few and not to mention all of the enhanced dreamcast ports

#-24 Posted by paradox121 (317 posts) -
@jadeskye said:
" it had a good handle for smacking people in the face with it. *knows this from experience* "
One handed or a good two-handed hammer throw type grip? I imagine the handle aided precision.
To be honest if nothing else the Gamecube was a good hitting device. Stuff like the 360 and PS3 are far too hefty. I imagine you could get a few good hits out of the Wii but....someone needs to do a console fight night.
#-23 Posted by ShadowVirus (793 posts) -

It was probably my favourite last gen console, I loved it, it has so many great games. And I personally loved the controller!

#-22 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Probably my fav console together with N64.
I own 39 NGC games at the moment and I play more then half of it pretty often.
So many different games too! Shooters, RPG's, sports, fighter, strategic, etc.

#-21 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5255 posts) -

Pretty good system.  Died quick like a year before the Wii came out.

Online
#-20 Posted by IHaveTaste (10 posts) -

Less shitty than the Wii. Not as shitty as the Xbox though.

#-19 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Games I Own For GameCube

 
Rogue Leader 
Paper Mario 
killer7 
VIewtiful Joe 
Biohazard 4  
Zelda Collector's Disc
 
....was it worth it?  You tell me.
#-18 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

Not enough games and seen as a kiddie console as opposed to a hardcore gaming machine but the games they had were good and graphics definitely looked better than the PS2.  Overall kind of indifferent to the console as a whole. 
#-17 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

Fucking love my Gamecube. Nintendo made some definite mistakes with it, and assuredly learned their lesson when the Wii came out, but it's a good, strong console with a clever and small design, a controller that's...a bit childish looking, but servicable (the Wavebird is still one of  my favourite things ever) and a decent library, though mostly of first party games.

#-16 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

I still think it was a great console.

#-15 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Nintendo sat on the ArtX tech for too long.  Otherwise it was a pretty good console, though it aged very quickly.

#-14 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

Great system. I've never understood the haters.

#-13 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

It was good.

#-12 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I feel very similarly about the Gamecube and the N64.  To me they had a small number of standout exclusive games that I really enjoyed.  Xbox 1 versions of multiplatform titles usually were best and games that got ported to N64 like WipEout were often pathetic.

#-11 Posted by Ignor (2372 posts) -

It was cool. It had fast load times.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.