TheScantronman wrote:Is a "hardcore gamer" someone who only plays shooters/sports games/mature-rated titles or someone who plays those and a wide variety of other genres? I'm leaning toward the second.
It's a bit of both. But it's also someone who knows a little something about videogames and doesn't just follow fads. Nintendo is counting on casual gamers to succeed. For example, they barely have violence in games. It's for a PG audience.
And I'm not generalizing on the SNES/Genesis comparisons as those are well documented in reviews (SNES games having better graphics and sound is just a fact, the SNES was factually more powerful than the Genesis).
More powerful does not always equal better.
And maybe you should, I dunno, play the DS games that DON"T require stylus only play, which is the vast ajority of titles.
There's more to the DS that I hate. The stylus is the main reason.
Nintendo may have shifted their core strategy, and I've been as critical on that as anyone, but you can't argue their success.
I never did argue. More power to them. I posted that earlier. I'm glad they're succeeding because they were on death's door a few years ago.
I'm also happy because they bring in more gamers into the fold and keep it going.
It's like if all comics became like Marvel Adventures or Johnny DC. It's not for me, but good for them if it works.
But I have all the systems, so I get to play whatever.
I did too, till I returned my 360.
(I don't count handhelds as systems, but if so, I don't have a DS either).