“I’m allowed to say, ‘meh.'”
That’s the attitude Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, has towards the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One systems’ game lineups. He appears to feel there’s no threat en route to the Wii U because when in a console war “it’s all about the games.” Reggie embellishes the latter statement claiming Nintendo’s ownership over unique and legendary franchises like Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong – and he is right… To an extent.
I agree the titles mentioned above are indeed beyond greatness; however, I believe there’s a line between maintaining a positive attitude and beginning to sound bastardly cocky – which I feel the latter is what’s happening to Mr. President over there. I understand being passionate about a console – as I am a Nintendo fan myself. However, it’s not a real necessity to diminish others’ work, especially with no facts supporting such devaluing indications. Don’t get me wrong, if something’s a piece of crap, I can acknowledge it and call it what it is: crap. Nonetheless, as I wrote in my entries Part III – PlayStation 4: “The most powerful console” and Let the console war begin! Part III, NEITHER of Wii U’s rivals are opening with only “meh” category games. N-E-I-T-H-E-R.
Reggie’s allowed to say “meh,” but that doesn’t take away the fact of it being a distasteful comment directed to the work of numerous individuals and marvelous gaming franchises. It all makes it seem like if it’s not Nintendo, it sucks. And that’s far away from the truth.
So what do you think about Reggie Fils-Aime’s expressions? You already know mine, but I’m interested in yours.
See you around!