So while I have been trying a bit harder to bring some content to the site, I have still not got around to my next Zelda review which I have been meaning to do for months and I will soon I have just have been busier than expected with working and I have went on a spending spree of games both new and old in recent months, mainly old and one new but for an old system.
Where does this sudden urge to buy older games come from though?
Well to be honest it has always been there and there is no better feeling than getting a game that you wanted for many years when you were younger but never manages to find anywhere, and then there is the part of me who would love to have every PAL released Nintendo game, although that probably wont happen unless I win a lot of money.
Also I guess it does have something to do with the site and wanted to be able to review more games, ironic in a way since I am struggling to find time to write this one, but still it would be nice to have as many games on hand as I can get. Of course as much as I do love Nintendo I still do have that little soft spot in my heart for the old enemy Sega and guess I want to also pick up some of the things I missed out on over the years because of my focus on all things Nintendo.
There is also the fact that games much like any form of media are there to be appreciated as they get old, although some out there see older games as simply that, old, I much like many other realise good games don’t just get bad with age in fact time some times shows us that a few games have actually got better with age as they were really not given a fair chance upon release, although bad games still do remain bad forever.
have to say I am enjoying doing the new video blog that I am doing it is quite a fun thing to be doing and it allows me to add content and hopefully in the future I will be able to do some features in the form of videos, but for now I will be sticking to the weekly blogs and doing a few reviews as soon as I catch a breather from work.
On a final note Pandora's Tower has just been released, which I have and again love the limited edition set mainly the steel case, and it pretty much signals the end for the Wii as it is the last big release for the system. So maybe not on a technicality as Dragon Quest X is still to come out but much like Twilight Princess was for the Gamecube as the game the passed the torch Dragon Quest X will be the one that passes the torch along to the Wii U.
The first year or so for the Wii was pretty average at best a few good games but mainly only ones from Nintendo that were real quality games, it was the middle couple of years that really were the best for the Wii with not only big game after big game from Nintendo, but many other great games started to appear on the system that actually started to look like developers were trying to use the Wii better, but then after Christmas 2010 the Wii's slow death began as most publishers just stopped releasing games other than multi platform ones and it has been left up to Nintendo releasing Skyward Sword, Xendoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and now Pandora's Tower to give people a reason to keep on playing the system for the last year and a half.
I do wish in a way that publishers tried a bit more to bring much better games to the system as a whole in the earlier and later years considering the user base the system built up they never really tried to get that many original games on the system, but it was a fun ride and at one point the games started flowing and made the system more than worth owning, just a lot of “if onlys” with the system but it certainly has made me enjoy what it did offer as some times it was few and far between.
Well it has been some time since I managed to get around to doing anything with the site and really that's just down to life getting in the way and maybe lately with what seems like a drop in all things Nintendo as they are in a transition period to a new generation of systems, since the Wii is slowly winding down and the 3DS is really just getting started and most of Nintendo's focus is on the upcoming Wii-U even third party developers have pretty much all but abandoned the Wii at this point in time with only the few big multi platform games being released on the system now.
On the subject of the Wii winding down, it seems to have all but halted in North America as NOA has pretty much point blank refused to release there of the final biggest releases on the system, but on the flip side NOE has decided to release all three games in Europe and all of those games will of course have full English voices and translations, this is pretty much unheard of and in a way a shocking move. Maybe in a way all those years of never getting any of the big releases from the last years on other systems has paid off and not to mention all those countless RPGs from the SNES era that were just never released, it is a bad thing that many gamers wont get a chance to play these games but from a point of view a some one who has suffered over previous generation it almost feels like the tables have turned a bit and Nintendo is start to put Europe over North America for a change.
So what about the site?
Well I am going to try and put some more effort into it, I will even be putting a video blog on here as well to add a bit more content but you should see it as I will attach it some where in here anyway as well as another new feature that I am just on my way to finishing, I have also added a bit of a different look to the main site and the forum too to give it a bit more of a unique look, I know it's not much as I am not the greatest with that side of the design but it makes it feel like my own now.
My long term goal is also to get some form of a community going within the Forum, via my Youtube channel and via twitter, so join follow and subscribe to all those and take part and help me build a better site :)