I realised earlier that I’ve totally been neglecting anything Nintendo related when it comes to playing games, and this is bad news. When it comes to the Wii I’m not so sure why, whether it’s just the way it looks on the TV after being used to the nice HD displays of the 360 and PS3, I’m not sure. As far as the DS goes I’m under no illusions, it’s just because I have one of the original ones and using it now is horrid. The screen is so dull and the design is really dated now, if you try using anything from the DS Lite onwards and then go back to it, you’ll see why I can’t bring myself to pay money for games to play on it.
This all leaves me with two main resolutions to make:
1. Catch up on Wii software and play it a lot more.
2. Gets me a new DS!
The first should be relatively easy to do, I know there’s a ton of decent games that have slipped me by while I’ve been neglecting my Wii (steady!). Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a given, but there’s a lot of other stuff too, I’ve got the Metroid games to catch up on, Epic Mickey looks good and I dare say there’s a lot of other good stuff too. The stupid thing is I really enjoy the games once I start playing them, the original Super Mario Galaxy was one of the most fun, best presented games I’ve played in years, but it didn’t even occur to me to buy the sequel. I worry that secretly I may harbour anti-Wii prejudice :S That has to end, I’m depriving myself of some great stuff.
The second resolution is more difficult, because it requires money. If (more likely ‘when’) I get a new DS, I’m going to get a DSi XL. The thought of the nice big screens, a bigger console to fit in my big hands, and catching up with a lot of stuff I’ve missed out on is too much to resist. I know the 3DS is on the horizon, but a price of ~£250 is just too rich for my wallet. That said, the passive 3D sounds intriguing, and it’s supposed to work really well, maybe when it’s cheaper?
I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a good year for games, there’s a lot of good stuff on the way, and it’s only a few weeks until Marvel vs Capcom 3!