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Wiiloveit.com: Masahiro Sakurai and Why I'm a Nintendo Gamer

"A longtime diehard got an NES for his birthday as a kid, and, immediately following the first level of Super Mario Bros., declared himself a Nintendo fan for life. A recent convert to gaming bought her first gaming system after a massive price drop, and since experiencing glasses-free 3D, has never looked back. Two individuals epitomizing polar opposite gaming generations, yet sharing one crucial trait: an affinity for Nintendo gaming. Each of us has our own story on how we became Nintendo gamers. Mine begins with the visionary game developer known as Masahiro Sakurai." -- Wiiloveit.com

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Stove1574d ago

This article blew my mind because... Sakurai is actually the reason I no longer support Nintendo!

Melee was my favourite game on the Gamecube and I was looking forward to Brawl. But once I played Brawl, my time as a Nintendo fan ended. Slow gameplay, almost no hitstun or combos, and... tripping???... Seriously?! I was devastated! And then to hear Sakurai's comments about his reasoning for the changes; how he wanted to make the game accessible and thought that Melee was too fast and too hard. I couldn't take it! From then on I knew... Nintendo was not for me. And that saddens me because I first gamed on an NES before the age of 5 and still remember beating my first game (Megaman 5) on that system. Sigh...

Wiiloveit1574d ago

Oh wow! It's quite remarkable that the exact opposite was true in your case! It's really sad that Super Smash Bros. turned out to be the reason behind you dropping support for Nintendo in its entirety.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. :)

Stove1574d ago

No problem. Luckily, I haven't gone completely cold turkey on Nintendo. I still get my fill of Mario through one of my friends and I always borrow systems and the new Zelda from an uncle who is a Zelda fan (it's the only game he plays haha). And Melee is still the game I play the most with friends!

Cheers