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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-05-16 08:49:12
Grand Theft Kart
When my kid is awake, I let him play Mario Kart Wii. After he's tucked in, I kick up Grand Theft Auto. When I'm tired, worlds collide.
I used to love Nintendo. I was a staunch defender of the N64. But I'm quickly wearying of the Wii. I gave Mario Kart Wii a good score, but I was hoping for significantly better. Back in the SNES day, it was full of joy - "Let's put Mario and his pals on karts and have them race around!" It used to be wacky and fun; now, it's as if all the imagination has been sapped, and this iteration is simply a rote checklist of mandatory features (plus shitty motion controls). Aside from Super Mario Galaxy, every Nintendo Wii release has been a tired rehash.
I feel like the only way to appreciate Nintendo now is through contemporary lenses like today's strip or this vid:
Now Playing - The Club, Every Extend Extra Extreme, Culdcept SAGA, and Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
Xbox Live/PSN Gamertag - Vawce