DDGC - Fanboys, Four Points To Note

March 11, 2006

Gamers of the world, can we get four things clear?
  1. Nintendo is not in trouble. Any company whose share price is over $US100, makes a healthy profit regularly and sits on a billion-dollar warchest is not going out of business.
  2. Stop citing Final Fantasy VII whenever a discussion about emotion in games arises. Flower Girl's death (for that is what I named her when I was given the chance) has the same emotional impact as the dogs bursting through the windows of Resident Evil.
  3. No more complaining about new/updated models of consoles. Who cares if the Nintendo DS lite is 'better' than your old 'crappy' Nintendo DS? In every other industry, they make multiple models of the same product. But no matter what, they do fundamentally the same thing. Remember - you PAY for the extras.
  4. Do not accept a game's worth by its cult status. Shadow of the Colossus and its inferior predecessor Ico are not perfect games. Neither is God of War, Katamari Damacy, Halo or GTA. If a game's perfection requires you to overlook its flaws, then it is not perfect.
That's all for now. I'm sure I'll have other things to preach about in the future.
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