Scuttlebutt is that the WiiU will allow users (i.e. those lured into actually buying the thing) to download GameCube games. I’d like to offer my schizophrenic self-reaction to this news.
Happy: Wow, downloadable GameCube games! The GameCube had some great titles that are still enjoyable today.
Grumpy: Problem is I already own most of those great games. And I am unable to play the physical media on the WiiU, so I get the pleasure of paying for them again…
Happy: Yeah, but imagine a game like LoZ: Four Swords Adventures with online co-op! That’s great fun! And online multiplayer for Smash Brothers Melee, still the best chapter in the franchise!
Grumpy: Problem is Nintendo doesn’t do online. Haven’t yet, and until I see dramatic changes, I don’t expect them to in the near-future.
Happy: You’re kind of a sullen dick, aren’t you?
Grumpy: YOU MADE ME THIS WAY! With your happy-go-lucky, blind love for Nintendo over the years.
And scene. The craziness that Nintendo has brought me over the years, evident in a short conversation held by myself to myself. Unfortunately, the grumpy cynic in me is winning out more often in these self-debates as of late.