I’ve been holding onto this EoD for a few days now. Finally had a chance to post it up. I sure hope my point comes across, instead of starting an argument. That’s not my goal with this piece at all. I’m sure you guys will have an interesting conversation nonetheless. You enjoy that while I go play some Squeeballs Party…and then head to bed. You’ll have a Squeeballs Party review tomorrow, whether you want it or not! See you all in a few, short hours.
Being a Nintendo fan can be really rough sometimes. For years upon years, Nintendo fans have been crapped on by gamers that prefer other platforms. It’s all part of the console wars, and there’s never going to be a time where that bickering ends. I don’t expect it to, and I never will.
With that said, I’m still not any less tired of outlets not paying attention to Nintendo platforms. I didn’t like it when it happened with the N64, I didn’t like it when it happened to the Cube, and I still don’t like it with it happening to Wii. I’ll even play devil’s advocate and say that the Cube and N64 didn’t get as much coverage because they didn’t sell as many units as other platforms. Fine, one can make the argument. If you’re going to use that viewpoint, explain why Wii coverage is scarce.
I know that Wii owners are a much different market than 360 or PS3 owners, but that doesn’t mean that coverage of Wii titles should be pushed aside. Unfortunately, that’s how things usually work. Outlets don’t bother to hunt down information on Wii games, minus a select few third party offerings, and the first-party titles that Nintendo feels like talking about. While AAA games might not fall into the genres that your average 360/PS3 fan enjoys, that doesn’t mean that there should be any less coverage. If you’re a site that covers all platforms, than damnit…try to cover them equally! I know there’s shovelware out there, but there’s a lot of good to great titles that deserve to be talked about.
That’s another argument in and of itself. What I’m really looking to do here is both applaud GameTrailers and frown upon the reaction from some gamers. I want to stress very clearly that I am not generalizing fans of the 360 and PS3 by saying that they don’t like Wii. I am a 360/PS3 fan and owner myself! That is not the point of this article, and it is not how I feel at all. With that said, let’s move on.
That right there is the GameTrailers video review of MySims Agents that we posted up last week. Let’s have a quick look at some of the comments that GameTrailers users left…
Why is GT posting reviews of games no one on this site would ever buy or even rent. Give me reviews that I want…like Uncharted 2. I’ve been waiting for that for days now.
Did we really need a review of this?
Lol @ Gametrailers scoring this garbage higher than Section 8… I’m not a fan of Section 8 but honestly…
Graphics = Epic fail
Am I shocked and appalled with these comments? Of course I’m not…this is the internet after all! Still, I’m just trying to figure out two things. Why on earth are people taking the time to complain that GameTrailers is reviewing this title, and why are they bothering to click through to see the video at all? They obviously have no interest in the game, and have some very strong feelings against this type of title. Does it honestly upset them that GT took the time to do a review of this game? I’m not even going to go into what I suspect is fact…that these commenters haven’t played MySims Agents.
So what’s my point in all this? I’ll never understand the hive mentality of the net, or how quick it’s willing to spew anger and hate down, no matter what the case. On GoNintendo, we’re looking at the video game side of things, as any other topic could spawn an entirely different conversation. Long story short, I tip my hat to GameTrailers for going ahead with this review. I think it shows that they’re working to do video reviews of all sorts of titles, and they’re also trying to spread their coverage equally. Kudos to the gang, and I hope to see things continue this way.