Don’t Judge a Game by its Console

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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We  gamers  develop certain views of companies based on their actions. So it is no surprise that “core” gamers do not see the Wii in the greatest of light. It has lots of causal games on it and very few adult titles, sure. But just because the Wii’s library is the way that it is does not mean that the great games that Operation Rainfall has worked so hard to get here should be ignored just because they are on the Wii. Xenoblade, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower all are fine examples of “core” gaming I for one hope Nintendo takes notice of how these titles do here so we get more titles like this in the future for the Wii-U.

Nintendo will never take notice of games like these though until we as consumers make them do so buy purchasing such great games. I am not saying that you should buy these games if you do not like games like this. If you do though, you owe it to yourself to get these games and support other games like this on Nintendo consoles across the board. I mean, I wanna see Nintendo back to the way they used to be with a nice balance of titles. Back when the Gamecube was out there were still causal family titles around but they also had a very nice selection of more “core” titles as well.

In closing I would like to say that I think good games should be supported regardless of which platform they are on. Just because a platform does not have a lot of “core” games on it does not mean that the ones that it does have are not good. So I hope that everyone will give these games a chance; I think you will be glad that you did.



About Steve Baltimore

Steve started with oprainfall not long after the campaign moved from the IGN forums to Facebook. Ever since, he has been fighting to give all non-mainstream RPGs a fair voice. As the site admin, he will continue to do this and even show there is value in what some would deem "pure ecchi." He loves niche games and anime more than anything... well, except maybe Neptune.

  • Good points.

  • Eugene Ng

    Indeed. Just because the graphics isn’t like the Xbox 360 or PS3, that doesn’t mean its a bad game. Its all about the gameplay and the storyline as well as the soundtrack! Game Critics should look into the game fully before they make their final judgment by playing 5-10+ hours. To all you gamers in Europe and Australia and America, take a chance! You never know, you may like it!

  • amen

  • Dann Sinclair

    I totally agree but the same can be said for many OpR members or fanboys of any console. I see many of them bashing games like Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim. Saying they aren’t “up to par” with Xenoblade or that “Those titles don’t have soul and love in them like Xenoblade” when they themselves have played neither game and aren’t doing those games justice. Just like Nintendo wasn’t doing Xenoblade justice.

    Also, I’m just that guy that likes to play devil’s advocate haha.

    • Every console has fanboys for sure.  I try to appreciate the good things about every game no  matter what genre its in.

    • I agree, Dann. I feel like it should go both ways. Just because a game is on the Wii doesn’t mean it’s a casual party game. Likewise, just because a game is for an HD console doesn’t mean its entire colour palette consists of shades of brown and grey, or that it has a five hour story mode that consists of killing generic bad guys.

  • XypherCode

    Just saw this…
    very good 😀