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Before you read it, this was actually a comment I posted it on another guy's blog about the biased attitude toward Nintendo, so if it makes weird sentences that don't cohesively work with what I made this blog about, then get over it. Anyway, just understand that I might edit this tomorrow to make it better.
So how have your thoughts changed on Nintendo after purchasing a newer gaming console? You have to realize that this isn't an issue of respect, but an issue of growing up. It's not the fact that the fanboys always want to bash it for not reaching their specifications. They actually do it subconsciously, based on what I've seen. I'm a past Nintendo fan who has switched from Nintendo to Xbox 360. I think I've made fine choices in what I've done, though, because as we get older, change is inevitable. When I first got my Gamecube, I was only 9 years old, and the first game was Super Smash Bros. Melee. Oh, the fun I had on it, the hours I put into it everytime I played it, and all the fun games I owned. I cherish them even today because the kid-like enjoyment and sparks of childishness were something I would have day after day. But, soon after I got to be 14, I purchased a Wii and found it to be boring and terrible. It didn't feel like me, and I soon switched to the 360. I found myself hooked instantly. I had never even seen so much blood and gore and violence all at once. It packed the entertainment I seeked that I could not find elsewhere.
And the story is the same for a lot of other people as well. They move from Nintendo to some gaming console that they can develop into in order to not only change for the better but to keep up with the times. The only side-effect of this is that we forget who we used to be, and how good the past was to us. Unlike a lot of kids, I remember my Nintendo days. From my first Zelda game to Super Mario Sunshine, and knowing the past makes me more of a great gamer than the rest of them. The ones who have become fanboys who disagree with Nintendo are stuck up and ignorant of their gaming heritage, and that's what Nintendo does to people. I think of Nintendo as a stepping stone into the next level of gaming. Every kid will probably start off with a Nintendo console in their life, and then they will have to jump to another console which will change their thoughts on Nintendo. They will obviously like it better than Nintendo, though, because consoles get better and better, and so they will go against their past thoughts on Nintendo, saying it's a piece of crap for little kids, which they once were and they once played. That's Nintendo's job in my opinion; it's to start off a newcoming gamer into the gaming world, and then after that, it's the gamer's decision.
The pattern will probably follow once I have to find a new console to play soon, so we may even say Microsoft is too casual or it's not that good of a system. The problem will just repeat itself, but that's how it is for gaming. Fanboys will be fanboys, and they'll do as they see fit because they think they have a right to say what they want, and unfortunately, they know nothing.
One thing I have to say about the Wii from my perspective as of right now is that I think it's a strange and boring way to play, it doesn't appeal to any of its past buyers, there are no third-party games that would support it, and they keep putting their time and effort into stupid simulation games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit, as well as only a few Nintendo classic titles, like Super Mario Galaxy, and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
But, this is only from my view while I've owned a Wii and a Xbox 360 for years. I'm only comparing its qualities to Xbox 360 qualities which I prefer. That's another problem: once we enjoy something better than a past console, we compare qualities only to that console instead of how it is a special gaming console as a whole. We need to just realize that we were once Nintendo fans, but we shouldn't latch onto Nintendo gaming forever, nor should we for any other system. It's best if we go with what we trust, but change is important to understanding the rest of gaming and it prevents a higher bias toward other video game consoles. All in all, realize that change is important but don't forget who you once were.