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Alright, so I go out last Thursday, defeated from the previous day's Wii hunt that took all day and yielded no results. I was simply going out for a bite to eat when I figured I'd stop by Walleyworld and see if they had FFIII for DS in stock. Low and behold, past six unwanted PS3s there was a lone Wii box in the Nintendo case. I quickly found an employee and asked if it was the real deal, or just an empty display box. Before she could say 'It's real', I had blurted out 'SOLD!'
30 minutes later, I was home hooking it up and goofing around with Wii Sports. Then I broke out the big guns. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I had bought the game on Wii launch day, November 19th, in anticipation of getting a console, and had been pining to play ever since. Upon getting familiar with the new, unique control scheme, and playing through to complete the first dungeon, I came to the realisation that this was without a doubt the finest game I'd ever played. The story arc is classic Zelda greatness and the character models and development are intense and moving. The deeper I play, the more immersed to the story I become with a new twist to the plot developing about every dungeon. The dark overtones fulfilling the mature side of my gaming needs, while on the other hand, the game still offering some of the wackiness and humor that I've enjoyed in previous titles. Additionally, the new item selection is a fresh experience. The favorites are all there (Bombs, Hero's Bow, Boomerang), with many new devices on how to use them and implement them in gameplay, along with several new, unique pieces of equipment that present very interesting elements of puzzlesolving and whacking the badguys. The game is one part Silent Hill, one part Metroid Prime and many parts from Legend of Zelda's past games, rolled into, as I stated before, the finest game I've ever played.
Anywhat, the wiikend comes, and I've nearly logged 30 hours already on the game. I invite a friend over to share in some Wii goodness, but also recommend that we head out to a local gaming store and pick up a more substantial multiplayer game, as I didn't expect Wii Sports to entertain for very long (which was a mistake. I think we actually played for three hours, before becoming too exhausted from all the boxing, heheh). Anyway, I'm purchasing Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and I'm explaning how great LoZ is to the gamestore employee (who of which, I'm not a close friend, but a friend nonetheless), and I immediately get labeled as not only a Nintendo fanboy, but a Zelda fanboy to boot! WTF? Why is it, that because I express my satisfaction of an innovative new toy from Nintendo, and it's flagship launch title, I'm attached with this stygma? Maybe he was a Sony fanboy, and was just bitter because Sony's new console isn't doing nearly as well as Nintendo's, or a Microsoft fanboy and bitter that 'the new kid on the block' is taking over as king of the hill (which really isn't the case, it's actually more like, 'The comeback kid is retaking his throne')
Wrapping it up now, has anyone else been fortunate to bless their home with a Wii and how have your experiences beem? Or has anyone else been labeled as fanboy simply for enjoying this great product?
Last edited by MobiusPrime; January 10th, 2007 at 19:02.
You do the math.
You've just posted a lengthy topic (bordering on a rant).
It details your love of a game/system.
Expressed your deep disappointment when others don't share said love of game/system.
If it weren't for this topic, I probably wouldn't have labeled you a fanboy.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
Being a fanboy is not a bad thing mobius, all long as your not shoving your taste in consoles down other people's throats! Hell I would class myself a ninty fanboy, but I also own a xbox (and soon a 360). It's important to have a balanced view on the three major hardware producers. One is not better than the other, they are all large companies who are trying to get you to buy their products. Still being a fanboy is not a bad thing, being a stupid obnoxious fanboy is a lot worse.
Ohh and LoZ TP rocks \m/
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There ain't nothing wrong with being a fanboy.
I got my Wii on Launch Day, and LoZ:TP is an amazing game.
This is just one more example of how stereotypes rule people, if you want to get technical, your a mix of the Gameplay, Graphics and Spirit of games Fanboy. You appreciate games and systems that provide a great mix of those aspects.
I am too.
But if you really want to mess with your friend, and he accuses you of being a fanboy, just say 'and?', if hes not too smart or fast, he'll say something stupid and trip over his words. Just keep saying things like 'and' or 'so' until they give up, which they will, most people may not be able to grasp the concept of maturity or logic, but they do seem to realise when its gotten the better of them!
PS: CC is right too, so long as your not obnoxious there ain't nothing wrong unless you feel something is wrong.
Because you are one?
The WII will never out preform the 360, X-box live and the power of social networking combined with the Wii's downright pathetic online setup and spotty game support will prevent this.
This here would be a prime example of "obnoxious fanboy." This is the kind of thing you'll want to avoid, Mobius. So long as you can avoid this type of conversation, then it's nothing but another worthless label that you can simply ignore.
Fair warning - anyone who posts anything that would incite a console war will have their post summarily deleted and take a short vacation from our forums. The topic of this thread is about enjoying a console and it's games without having to be labelled by others - it is not about which console is better than another. I don't want to see anyone trying to start a console flame war like Cypher here just did.
*sigh*, I guess its a battle for a different thread, but be warned, I know my stuff, I need to!
But back on topic, that is very much a very good example of the type of fanboy we don't need or want in the gaming community.
Plus, thats just down right rude, and pretty immature as well.
We all need to be glad that those awesome VG copanies can come out with all these systems and games that allow us to be fanboys instead of being obnoxious to each other because we like different things.
I finally finished Twilight Princess last night. The final confrontation with Ganon is, to say the least, epic. I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I'll just say it's a long, well crafted, visually entertaining duel. I found all the bugs and I have all 20 hearts (which amazes me!) when I finished. I just need to go back and hunt down another 20 or so Poes.
Completing the game, I realise that I have a gripe about the game being a bit too easy. Only on a couple of occassions was I ever straining to pull out a red potion in time to avoid death. I'd like to think the ease of the game is due to my expert abilities to solve puzzles and my mastery of sword combat, but, well...the puzzles were tough, but alot of the enemies weren't to difficult to beat (I think the whole lock-on = block helps attribute to this).
Also: Mike, if you've gotten your Wii online, we should swap friend codes. I logged on yesterday and had a Mii from Macewind that he'd sent me through the wiimail.
Also, if your are interested, I got a Wii clan (The Wii Clan) going awhile back.