Why I said goodbye to my Nintendo consoles

I am the last to say that I don’t love Nintendo’s IPs. Bowser, Link, Mario, and all Nintendo’s great characters have brought me countless hours of fun over my gaming life. With that said though, something has felt off this generation of consoles and it has led me to sell both my Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. Let’s jump and take a look as to why I said goodbye to my Nintendo consoles.

Like I said before, I really enjoy Nintendo and am thankful to the folks there for the games they have created for us. The big games of this generation, at least for the Wii U, were obviously Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. They were the only two titles that I kept for the console because they were the only ones that really sunk their teeth into me.

Has any game ever left you in awe?

Video games have always been special to me. The way they come at you visually, in an audio sense, and in a tactile way through controller vibrations as well. These are all ways that a game can give us an experience like none other and leave us wanting more. My question to you is simple. Has any game ever left you in awe? I’ll share a few of mine.

The most memorable moment that a video game really got to me was when I was playing Skyrim a few years back. Anyone who knows me knows that I am in love with what Skyrim brought to the table and I played well over 500 hours of it.

I was exploring and climbing mountains one day and I reached the top of a mountain. As I looked over the sunrise-lit landscape, Jeremy Soule’s ‘Far Horizons” hit a beautiful stretch (around the 1:00 mark of that, when combined with the visuals, sent chills down my spine and a smile to my face.

The best console is that one your friends have

The age-old battlefield that millions of gamers have died on; the console war. Which console is better? Which one is right for you? What console will you have more fun with? These are all questions that gamers have been fighting over for years now and I have a simple answer that many would agree with. Simply go where your friends are. As with the grass that’s always greener on the other side, the best console is that one your friends have.

I know that when you talk about power, the PlayStation 4 is slightly stronger, but I will debate till the lose my voice that if your group of friends is all o the Xbox One, it is a smart investment to go and buy the Xbox.

In an age where multiplayer is so strongly pushed, it just makes sense to have the same box as your buddies. The worst thing in the world is to be playing Destiny, GTA Online, or some other multiplayer game by yourself and look to see that all of your pals are playing on a different platform.