By Marino 56 Comments
Are you excited about the 3DS? Have you already put down your $250 at your local GameStop? It seems like everyone I talk to personally is piloting the bandwagon for this thing. So am I alone in wondering what the big deal is? Am I just a jaded, pessimistic person? Actually, that part may be true regardless. But really, I just can't seem to get excited about this.
Secondly, it would be nice if we knew what the hell we were getting on day one. We're almost a month away from launch. And this ten week "launch window" bullshit is simply insane. I'm sure Street Fighter IV is good. You know why? Because I've already bought it...twice! I don't really have any desire to play it again regardless of the StreetPass features. The only time I'll likely ever be able to utilize the StreetPass stuff is at PAX once or twice a year anyway. Scrolling through online retailers list of games, I don't really see anything worth getting, which brings me to my last point.
Why the hell is Nintendo trying to sell us this thing by showing us Nintendo 64 games? I love Star Fox 64, but they sold us the original DS on portable N64 games! That was seven years ago. SEVEN! Am I really supposed to be excited about playing portable versions of games that I played 14 years ago?
I know I'll get one eventually, I just don't see the point any time soon. Could someone enlighten me here?