Here I am on the 4th of July at work barely doing anything. No better time to write about crap that's happened. So in my last entry, I wrote about getting some new systems: DS, Saturn and the Wii. The Wii has been a real interesting system as of late. It's gone from being the system to revolutionize gaming to the dumpster for trash games. Looking at the mass amounts of lame games reminded me of when searching for NES games from days past. There was tons of crap with the occasional quality game mixed in. The irony of it all is that Nintendo, and it's fanbase, have gone on and on about how they prefer quality over quantity and now that phrase is uttered about as much as "Now you're playing with Power!"
In any case, I still bought the Wii. Why? Well I still don't know. It's my birthday and I had the money, but when I look at the games available, I'm not getting that same exciting feeling in my loins. This is actually my second purchase of the Wii and I'm having similar doubts back when I picked it up at launch. Prior to launch, I heard about the Wii controllers and hope for it to change the gaming world blah blah blah. I wasn't convinced but something inside me had to rush over to stand in line for one. In line, at my former place of employment Circuit City, there was a clamoring for the Wii by the people in line but it was a different kind of excitement. It was a joy of not knowing where this system was going to go, but knowing that it would be a fun ride. After an hour of standing in line being annoyed by the "ghetto" girl talking about how much weed she smoked and she's from the "hood", my former co-workers had finally made their way out of the store to proceed with the handing out of vouchers. I was upset because if I was still there, it would have been already taken care being that I was the store's game guru. With Wii purchased, I headed home, plugged in the system, and began to play, what I thought to be, some very boring games. Just like I thought, the Wii was gimmicky and two weeks later, it was on ebay netting me zero profit.
So again, Why? The conceited gamer part of me wants to complete my gaming collection. Since I was a young gamer, I always wanted all the system available because I knew there's something good on each system and I didn't want to miss out. Since I've had steady income in my adulthood, I've tried to make that a reality such as last gen with the PS2, GC, DC and Xbox. It's also that gamer part of me that knows that while the current batch of quality games is a little light in the numbers, there's more to come. There has to be, at least I hope there will be.
Originally blogged on 7/4/08