I don’t tend to talk about much other than MMOGs here in the Tap silo. I’m sure I drive you all mad; they’re my vice you see. Today though I’ll make an exception and discuss the latest Nintendo console. Briefly, I might add, considering I was more excited when having my tonsils removed than watching Nintendo’s announcement…
I couldn’t be more disappointed in it. Disappointed isn’t even a strong enough word. More like outraged. It’s like the Wii, only ten times worse in the let’s-appeal-to-the-masses-while-trying-to-appear-like-we-care-about-core-gamers department. Look at the controller, it’s an absolute monstrosity! Can you imagine purchasing a couple of those for some multiplayer fun? You’d need a mortgage, and to describe it as revolutionary is beyond me.
Basically it’s like a brick with physical analogue sticks, that on appearance has a radio transmission of some description that allows you to feed images from your TV, to the controller. In fact, I’ll not even describe it further as I’ll let you watch the horrendous promotional video instead.
As for the technical demo that’s alleged to be powered by the Unreal Engine, is this really a step forward in graphical possibilities? I’d say it all straddles an uncomfortable time line between the current generation of consoles. Inevitably, Nintendo will now forever be out of sync with Microsoft and Sony, at the expense of always being behind in the graphical stakes.
I’m genuinely lost for words. I’m sure Microsoft and Sony are terrified.
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