Truely it is.
Still the greatest system ever.
no the N64 imo sucked. similar to the Wii it had alot of lackluster titles. PS1 was god of that era. Then PS2. Now XBOX 360. Before N64 SNES was god of that gen, before that NES, before that Atari was god, before that PONG FTW!.
overall the best gaming system ever....................................................................... I am a modern game fan so I LOVE my 360................................................ but I like alot of classic titles, thats why I have a Nintendo DS..................................................... SNES is the best system ever
"I guess the phrase "should've quit while your ahead" applies for nintendo here.
Good times, Ocarina of Time, Mario Party, Super smash bro's
Does it? The Playstation outsold the N64, if I remember correctly.
Anyone miss the Sega Saturn? I'm feeling really nostalgic for it right now.
The Nintendo 64? That system had months of game droughts. Yeah now it seems like a pretty good console but people have to realize that those Nintendo and RARE games they refer to were pretty much all that there was to the system. Add Body Harvester, Resident Evil 2, Spacestation Silicon Valley, Sin & Punishment, and Ogre Battle 64 and that's pretty much all there was to the system.
Yeah it had a great line-up but for a console that was out for 5 years that's pretty weak. I mean in comparison the Wii and especially the DS are far better consoles as they deliver far more compared to the N64 in its point in time.
"Axersia said:I would disagree. The orginal xbox controller is the worst ever. That thing was to big for half of the american population to play, and the entire Japanese population to play."The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.
"The Nintendo 64? That system had months of game droughts. Yeah now it seems like a pretty good console but people have to realize that those Nintendo and RARE games they refer to were pretty much all that there was to the system. Add Body Harvester, Resident Evil 2, Spacestation Silicon Valley, Sin & Punishment, and Ogre Battle 64 and that's pretty much all there was to the system.lolwut i had some 100 or so N64 games. it was an epic console, best local multiplayer ever
Yeah it had a great line-up but for a console that was out for 5 years that's pretty weak. I mean in comparison the Wii and especially the DS are far better consoles as they deliver far more compared to the N64 in its point in time."
I don't think it's anywhere near the best, in fact some people will claim it was the worst, though that's a huge lack of perspective.
It was a great console because it had great games, games that really meant something to the people who played them. Mario 64 was the first 3D (not sprite-based) game of any kind that didn't suck, Goldeneye invented and perfected the template for what we consider the modern shooter, Rogue Squadron and Mario Kart (and Golf) and Conker's Bad Fur Day and Turok 2 and Perfect Dark were all awesome. Others, like Star Fox and Zelda 64 are on a lot of people's best-game-ever list, though I was left a little wanting by them.
Also, I'll still hold that, from a non-business, strictly gamer perspective, Nintendo did good in staying with the carts. Those things loaded instantly, and N64 was (games aside) a much better system to play than the PS1, hands down. People who say otherwise have completely forgotten just how insanely long first generation PS loading times were. From a business standpoint it was stupid of Big N, nobody wanted to develop for them, but from a gamer's perspective it was much more pleasurable to play the good games that did come out for it.
The bad, of course:
RPG fans were completely left out. I mean, so completely left out that me and my friends tried to theorize for years about what technical bug there was that prevented a single RPG from coming out on the system, like, ever. The closest they ever came was the godawful Quest 64. I know the whole backstory with Square and Sony and CDRoms and so forth, but God DAMN, not one RPG for the company that had virtually all the RPGs in the SNES generation.
The RPG thing was just a symptom of the system's real problem, of course, the carts. The reason there was such a high hit-percentage on the N64 was that you'd have to be crazy to develop for it if you knew you weren't going to make a hit, since the materials cost 20-25 $ vs. < $1 for the PS.
And of course, I'll always be a bit bitter about the N64 because that was when Nintendo began its slide into kid-focus in earnest. And then there were little things like the draw distance and the expansion RAM and the space on the carts, but those are the same sorts of things fanboys argue about today. (Zomg Blu-Ray! Live ftw! MotionPlus splits the userbase!)
"Axersia said:agreed - the N64 changed gaming - the best console ever? possibly. The most IMPORTANT console ever? absolutely 10% yes."The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.The first analogue controller to ship with a console? You could argue that it's the most important controller in videogame history.
I love nostalgia as much as the next, but I think (so far) the "greatest system of all time" changes with each generation. I have never had so much fun with video games until I got my Xbox 360. Better games, better graphics, better controls, and an unrivaled online experience. It's my favorite, until next generation that is....
To be continued....
I enjoyed the controller. It worked well for most games and games that had the choice of using the dpad or the joystick almost always picked the correct use, (wrestling games using the d-pad, while lots of other games used the joystick primarily). The buttons were all in great places. Even someone who didn't like the controller and felt awkward switching from button to button can at least admit that it did feel good in your hands. Most of my favorite games are on this, this and SNES are my 2 top faves.
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