I thought I’d write about the up and coming Nintendo console, there’s been no real leaked facts, only a couple of patents here and there but nothing concrete pointing towards the new console.
Now I skipped the Wii U rightly or wrongly, the machine just didn’t excite me enough and seemed like a Sega Saturn to the Megadrive… Rushed and botched. I’m not the only one that feels the same way, sales are a good indication of the general consensus however saying that it’s library is finally pretty darn stellar. This in turn however makes it even more frustrating that like I, many will miss out on those titles because of the poor marketing and it’s image. I get precious little gamer time and it’s already taken up with my retro consoles and xbox-one so a Wii U is not on the cards. (Speaking of marketing whoever came up with that name should be assigned to kitchen duty, it was a nail in the coffin right off the bat.)
Now moving on, hopefully Nintendo have learnt from these mistakes and won’t market it as the Wii U2 (I’m sure they would get Bono’d). So this is all opinions and what I’d like to see, feel free to add yours etc.
Firstly I’d like to see a subscription service like xbox live where they’d give you a couple of free retro titles a month (providing you keep up the subscription of course). This would be such a great selling point for the console, id buy it just for that!
Hardware wise it needs to be on par with at least the xbox-one and I don’t mean it from a graphic fidelity view. I’m more concerned about third party support, I know Nintendo produce quality titles but it’s not enough. I want to be able to play all modern games that come out just like in the good old 8/16 bit era. Giving it hardware on par with its competitors should ensure third party releases one would hope.
Peripherals, the controller hopefully will be something back to the norm which they pretty much invented anyhows! I know alot of people like the Cube pad but personally their last decent effort was the n64 (excluding the wii classic pad as that’s not the main controller). It’s a big and important deal breaker, it’s what made me choose the xbox-one over the ps4 even though I knew the ps4 was a more powerful beast.
Lastly there are rumours that’s it’s going to be a portable plus home console combo in one cosy eco system. That’s all well and dandy if they can get the basics correct. By this I mean don’t let the hand held hamper the console. I’m no programmer however as a game on Pc can comply to several hardware specs I can’t see it out of the question for the hand held to play dumbed down versions of the consoles games. ‘Think switching the graphics setting to low for hand held and high for console.’ Along with this sentiment I’d hate to see the handheld being required to use the console ala Kinect.
Now my list isn’t that big or extreme for a list of ‘wants’ and id love to get excited about a Nintendo console again, with any luck and some common sense this may happen.
These seem reasonable right, anymore ideas people?