I don't get Mario, to be honest I don't get Nintendo, I never have.
For some context I live in the UK, I have played Video Games since the mid 70's (yes I'm that old) and I have enjoyed many different styles and formats of games and played on lots of different consoles but never Nintendo. Maybe its a UK thing but for me they were never about or struck me as good games. I never played them at the time, I have tried to go back and play them but no, they just dont do it for me. Be it a Mario or Zelda or anything from there cataloge. I just dont get it.
Now I hear this Nintendo Switch thing is quite the machine and as my young Daughter (6 1/2) is interested in games, she didn't really have much chance not to be, I am thinking it is maybe wrong to foist my misgivings about Nintendo on to her. She may love Mario and all his pals. The Switch might be the console for her playing it for years to come and become ensconced in the Nintendo eco-system.
So I ask the venerable Giant Bomb community, what am I missing about Mario and Nintendo. Should I expose my Daughter to Mario and Nintendo. Am I missing out on the Switch and what it has to offer. I have less and less time to play games, but I still enjoy them and want my children to do so too.
What advise can you give an old man you young upstarts you.
Thank you all for your considered and kind responses. I knew if I asked I would get and answer.
In essence I get the feeling that I should let her decide, not that I ever wouldn't THB. I will maybe expose her to Dans' Quick Look assuming it's not to laden with profanities, ( I dont mind the odd cuss but she is 6 1/2) and see what she thinks, Im sure she will tell me if its something she would like to play. I might even try and search out a shop with a demo unit, as long as the speed runners aren't hogging it and have a go with her. Maybe it will turn me around on Mario and Nintendo.
Again thank you. You guys are the best.