*sigh* Okay, I need to get this off my chest.
For years, everyone has been calling Nintendo "childish" or "babyish", making fun of people that like them, and then claiming that "mature", "badass" people play Playstation or Xbox.
You people DO realize that there are more teens and adults--I repeat, TEENS AND ADULTS--that play Nintendo than there are children, correct? You'd actually be surprised by how many more adults there are that own the "babyish" WiiU than adults that own the "mature" Xbox One. I am a 19-year-old woman who is taking her first year of college, and I adore Nintendo. I love my WiiU, and me and my 3DS are an inseparable bond.
And no, Bayonetta 2 is not the only adult game for the WiiU. I've seen a lot of YouTube users commenting on the Bayonetta 2 E3 trailer spewing bullshit like "Mature game for a baby console. WTF" or "I disliked this video only because this game is on WiiU and not on PS4" And I'm sitting here, all like, "Fuck off, all of you." The WiiU has lots of adult games on it besides Bayonetta 2. To name a few: Assassin's Creed, Batman, Mass Effect, Darksiders, ZombiU, and Deus Ex.
Also, Bayonetta 2 is not the first time Nintendo has published an M-rated game. There was also Perfect Dark (N64), Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64), Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN), and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN). I actually think it's a good thing that Nintendo has the Bayonetta series now, not only because I am a huge Nintendo fan, but also because I think it is a great addition to the Nintendo universe: It has a fast-paced and intense combat system, it's hard as fuck, it has a fantastic (albeit a bit confusing) story, it has characters who are well-developed and who you feel for, beautiful environments, great voice acting, etc. etc. All of that would fit in nicely with the rest of the Nintendo universe. And even though it does have a lot of fanservice, it's not a "sex appeal" game like a lot of people think. It's WAY more than that.
And the so-called "babyish" Wii wasn't babyish either. It had games like No More Heroes, Madworld, Red Steel, Dead Rising, and The Conduit. Tell me, would a "baby" console have a game where you slice people to bits with a glowing, battery-powered katana, and make a masturbatory motion in order to recharge said katana, or a game where you can stick a traffic sign through a person's forehead, impale them with a chainsaw attached to your robotic arm, and then tear out their heart, all while two guys (one of whom is John DiMaggio) make crude jokes the whole time?
Plus, those games that you call "kiddie", like Mario
, and Donkey Kong
...*drum roll* actually aren't kiddie at all! *gasp* Shocking, isn't it? Mario
may be a family-friendly series, but people of all ages enjoy it, and many of its games are very, very hard. Try playing The Lost Levels
, The Six Golden Coins
, or New Super Mario Wii
, and THEN come back to me saying that Mario games are "babyish" and "easy". Not to mention, have a look at Mario's drowning animation in SM64.
*shiver* Or watch Bowser's death in New Super Mario DS
, how he is thrown into a lava pit and gets reduced to nothing but bone, all while roaring in pain.
Donkey Kong games are no walk in the park either. Play any of the Donkey Kong Country games, you'll see what I mean. As for Pokemon, the anime was made for children and only for children, yes. But the games, on the other hand, were made for everyone. Many people, primarily parents, pass the Pokemon games off as kids' stuff because they've only seen the anime and assume that the games are just like the anime, when really, they're not anything like the anime. In the games, Pokemon battles can get very competitive, and they require a lot of skill and strategy, especially when you're battling physical players rather than the NPCs.
And then games like Zelda, Metroid, Fire Emblem, and Mother/Earthbound have very strong and mature storytelling, and all kinds of dark content in them. For one, Majora's Mask involves the protagonist (Link) having to prevent the moon from crashing down and killing everyone. How could you possibly consider that childish??
Also, people who primarily play Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc. etc. are far more kind, intelligent, friendly, and calm than those who primarily play Halo, Killzone, Call of Duty, or Battlefield.
To make a long story short, stop calling Nintendo "babyish", "childish", or "kiddie", and stop picking on those who like Nintendo. Please. Nintendo is meant to be a company for people of all ages and audiences, and you'd be surprised by the amount of teenagers and adults who play and love these games and consoles. Also, most Nintendo gamers are a lot more kind, intelligent, and mature than most Playstation or Xbox gamers. And with the exception of the Leapster/LeapPad/LeapWhatever, there is no such thing as a "baby" console.