I supported the GC through the dark times of PS2 and XBox dominance. And yes, that controller is probably the most comfortable I have ever used, though my 360 controller is really close, if not better.Notabot wrote:I always dissed the Gamecube for its tiny little discs and inability to play DVDs. Once I got our Wii, though, and tried some Gamecube titles that I picked up on the cheap, I promptly recanted all my years of ignorance. Great system, some great exclusive titles, and a very comfortable controller.
I got several copies of Flingsmash at Target this week for $19.99. It's an OK game, and the kids enjoy it, but a Motionplus controller for $20 can't be beat! Especially if I sell the games for even $5.
I've seen Flingsmash several times at Target, and at $20 it's a steal. Right now we are super tight on money so it's not even an option to pick up a couple. Plus I currently have no other games that support MotionPlus (until Skyward Sword ever comes out).
I sold off my GC system to GameStop when the Wii was released strictly due to backwards compatibility. No need to keep both around when I can play either on one system. Every now and then I just have to bust out a GC game and rock it.Auntie Slag wrote:Yeah, the Wii has brought back all my Gamecube love. I do appreciate the extra attention to detail that goes into certain Nintendo games. So even though they may not be the toughest of challenges, or the most graphically fantastic... its all the little nuances I like.
Every so often I'd find something new in Mario Sunshine that I'd never realised I could do before, and it really was fun messing about in all the different levels.
That's not to say there aren't fun games on other systems. I had an X-Box, PS2 and Gamecube. I think I got the most value from the GC, although X-Box Halo, Outrun 2, Jet Set Radio Future, Panzer Dragoon Orta & Fable ran it close a few times.
I had some good times on other systems too; I was a diehard NES fan though I absolutely fell in love with my Genesis and Streets of Rage 2. I owned a PSOne for a while, though I didn't have anything that really caught me. I enjoyed MK Trilogy, and Jedi Power Battles was a fun and yet frustrating game. Since those two non-Nintendo systems I've only had Nintendo products until recently. I picked up a 360 for the ability to play all the great HD games that just don't appear on the Wii...