I’ve always had an affection for Nintendo, even though some of the decisions they’ve made haven’t sat right with me (wii/wiiu). I still love them though, they make excellent first party games since the NES days and that hasn’t changed. People will always echo the same sentiments when it comes to Nintendo games “oh they’re for children.” which is not only wrong but silly. I’m not going to get into why, because quite frankly, I don’t want to write a few thousand words on that subject. I will however say that, it’s so refreshing playing a Nintendo game after playing other modern games. You may ask yourself why and the answer is simple, color. Gone are the dull grays and browns, enter in vibrant reds and blues. It’s truly something to behold.
Now that’s not to say Nintendo isn’t free from criticism. Last year they nearly axed Super Smash Brothers Melee from being streamed at the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, EVO. They’ve long ignored the competitive aspects of the Smash series. Saying that’s not how the game is meant to be player. To their credit though, in the newest installment, they’ve changed their tone. Not only will every stage in the new Melee have a final destination mode, but during E3 they’ll be throwing a Melee tournament. Good on you Nintendo, bravo.