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Friday, March 16, 2018

Did you like the N64 and Gamecube?

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ZGearS136 3 hours ago#1
Everyone says Nintendo was at its best during the NES/SNES eras but I beg to disagree. I feel Nintendo's best games came during the N64 and Gamecube eras. Games like Mario 64, Ocarina of time, Goldeneye, Star Fox 64, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, Sunshine, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, etc. are the pinnacle of Nintendo games imo.
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Shivershade 3 hours ago#3
N64 is the best console ever. If anyone disagrees with me, they can come find me and i'll sort them out.

Fuck off!
Chemazan 3 hours ago#4
Most games on N64 are garbage
LuigiSuper7Up 3 hours ago#5
DragonBoyYuki posted...
ZGearS136 posted...
Sunshine

Stopped reading there.

You should’ve stopped reading at the first sentence.
Littlefoot 3 hours ago#6
I grew up with them, so i may have a nostalgic bias towards them. But i still consider them to be among Nintendo’s greatest consoles they’ve released.

Although looking back at it, the N64 comes off as a bit... underwhelming. The controller is weird and had a terrible analog stick, and some of it’s games have not aged particularily well.
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G4meHawk 3 hours ago#7
Yup, I still got my gamecube plugged up and play pso from time to time.
DUBTuner 3 hours ago#8
DragonBoyYuki posted...
ZGearS136 posted...
Sunshine

Stopped reading there.

That's almost the end of his post.
fernantendo 3 hours ago#9
N64 was my first Nintendo console (I rolled with Genesis before that).

My best friend had a Super Snes, and we'd play together/take turns of some of its best games, like Mario World, Donkey Kong Country 1 2 3, Crono Trigger, A link to the Past, and Super Metroid, among several others. So its not like I didn't know what was out there, but I was perfectly happy with my Genesis.

But N64? Oh man, that system blew me away. Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time were the most incredible gaming experiences of the time, and deeply affected me. I can still feel their impact to this day. 

But on top of those, I got to play great games (for their time, at least) like Resident Evil 2, Banjo Kazooie and its sequel, DK64, Conker, Jet Force Gemini, Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, Mario Kart 64 and the Party games, Majora's Mask, and others I am not remembering.

I remember the N64 more fondly than the Super Snes I played in my friend's house. And even after playing the games of Snes I missed, I generally just enjoyed more the N64.

In regards to Gamecube, yeah, it was good, but I prefer Snes over it.
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Thrasher7170 3 hours ago#10
I grew up with GameCube, and it’ll always hold a place in my heart as one of the best Nintendo consoles.
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I loved the N64. Still do, actually; one is hooked up to my tv as we speak. I missed out on the GameCube though because I had stopped gaming for a couple of years around that time. Nintendo did have a lot of great games that came out during the lifespan of those two consoles, even if they weren't the best-sellers of their day.
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ernieforss 3 hours ago#12
i didn't like either. i feel like n64 was the start of the fall of nintendo's console empire. Sure their first couple of years were great, but it couldn't last compared to games like FF7 and crazy tech games like Bushido Blade. 

I will say that every year during the n64 era one game did deserve game of the year. so it was worth buying. But i would literally spend like $180 a year on games while on ps1 and dreamcast side would spend in the thousands. 

Gamecube i feel like there were less game of the year games. PS2 was kicking it's ass. Sure i would buy all the first party games on gamecube, but back then PS2 first party games were as great as the greatest gamecube game.
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Duluther 3 hours ago#13
Chemazan posted...
Most games on N64 are garbage

lol

N64 has the fewest amount of games of any Nintendo system partly because of quality control.

The polygons are outdated, but it easily had some of the best games out there.

I hate that i’m getting so old that I’m consistently reading posts from teenage talk through their ass about a system they weren’t around for.

Triggered
knightmere122 3 hours ago#14
Both had awful controllers but some great games.
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Cubivore_ 3 hours ago#15
Both have a handful of game that I love. The majority of games were trash
Lapatik 2 hours ago#16
N64 was my childhood so I didn't mind that it had zero games back in the days
ZodiacSoldier 2 hours ago#17
SNES was my first console so it definitely has a special place in my heart. It also had a very strong game library so it will always be one of my top consoles.

The N64 i never owned, but I did play it alot at friends/cousins house and I liked it.

Gamecube I owned and loved, there were alot of gems on that thing.
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OsafuneKatana 2 hours ago#18
I enjoyed the N64 but liked the Gamecube more. I'd play it now if I could find it.
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0ofreako0 2 hours ago#19
anyone saying N64 is the best console of all time either isn't old enough to actually remember, or is being blinded by nostalgia. sure, there was some amazing games but...there weren't many. as a whole, the games weren't great.
xF0x 2 hours ago#20
I loved GameCube and it's still my top favorite Nintendo console. N64 was okay, nothing to write home about outside of a few good games.
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slightlord 2 hours ago#21
I enjoyed both consoles but I do feel Gamecube was Nintendo's worst home console (I do not know what to call Virtual Boy). I even enjoy the features of Wii U more than Gamecube. I thought all the games were... just... off. Too fast, or too slow to be enjoyed properly. I also thought the controller was complete trash. On top of that, I felt for the first time, that I was not, "in sync" with Nintendo's vision.

With all that said, I did enjoy the console. I also think Nintendo 64, while not their best effort, was so ground breaking that I have no idea how I could not remember it fondly or enjoy it during its time.
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Yup, they were the last good Nintendo consoles until the Wii really ruined their image... With me personally anyway. The games they've been coming out with in more recent years just don't capture my interest like the older ones do. On 64 I loved OoT, Perfect Dark, Smash 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, F-Zero, Turok, and probably more I'm forgetting... 

I didn't get to play most Nintendo games on Gamecube but it still had games I was very interested in outside of Nintendo, stuff like Lost Kingdoms, Baten Kaitos, Eternal Darkness, the various RE games that were exclusive at the time and more. It's true it might've been a bit of a step down from the 64, though.

Never got to play a lot of SNES games back in the day either but I still think the 64 is probably better than SNES though and I doubt my opinion would change even if I did. :P
TinyTim123 2 hours ago#23
I'd never had an N64.As soon as I learned the next Final Fantasy game was going to be on Playstation, I got that.
The games given the most acclaim on the N64, Mario 64 and OoT... I didn't like them when I tried their portable versions on the DS and 3DS respectively.
I probably would have enjoyed GoldenEye because I loved TimeSplitters, and Ogre Battle 64 was something I had always wanted (main reason I got the Wii U, so I could play it on VC), but not much else on the system. Pokémon Stadium was on there, and I might have cared if I had ever really cared about Pokémon.

The GameCube, on the other hand, that was the peak of gaming for me, and across all consoles. I didn't get a GameCube until it had Phantasy Star Online with local single system multiplayer. Add in Resident Evil Zero, 4 (okay, I didn't like RE4 much, but it was still cool as a timed exclusive), Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, a TimeSplitters game, Eternal Darkness, and it had all kinds of games I really liked. I legitimately can't remember a single first party game aside from Eternal Darkness I played on the system, and I still loved it.
Home console gaming has gone downhill for me entirely since that gen, but all the systems around that time (DC, PS2, XBox, GC, GBA, NeoGeo Pocket Color) were awesome. 

So I didn't care much for N64, but loved the third party games on GameCube.
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I like both, though N64 is my least favorite Nintendo console. Really enjoyed GC. Decided to get another one a couple months ago.
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Anclation 2 hours ago#25
The N64 is my favorite console of all time.

The GameCube was decent, but one of my least favorite Nintendo home consoles, and I much preferred the Wii.
Yeah... Sorry.
El_HP 2 hours ago#26
Gamecube is great, 64 is meh besides a few standouts
ROB45 2 hours ago#27
I do, but they don't compare to the SNES. The 64 was a good console that did three genres better than the Playstation and Saturn, but far weaker in other genres. The Gamecube was a good console, but was distinctly inferior to the Xbox and PS2 when it comes to library and system features.
xF0x 2 hours ago#28
ROB45 posted...
I do, but they don't compare to the SNES. The 64 was a good console that did three genres better than the Playstation and Saturn, but far weaker in other genres. The Gamecube was a good console, but was distinctly inferior to the Xbox and PS2 when it comes to library and system features.

Xbox' library is debatable, some might prefer it to GC's and others would find GC's lineup more interesting. Though there's no denying that PS2 leaves both in the dust.
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N64 was the best console ever imo by a mile. And I've had mega drive, saturn, dreamcast, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, Xbox360, n64, GameCube, wii, wiiu switch and a good gaming pc until the late 2000s (pretty much when it mattered), so you guys should really take my word for it. 😊
lifelack 1 hour ago#30
N64 was great. 
The Gamecube is by far my favorite Nintendo system.
The switch can very well top that. But we'll have to wait and see.

On gc, so many games and some of my all time favorite in any genre. Just to name a few:
Rogue squadron (got it one week before gc launch)
Killer 7
Skies of arcadia Legend
Tales of Symphonia
Metroid prime
Luigi Mansion
Alfieri_x 1 hour ago#31
lifelack posted...
N64 was great. 
The Gamecube is by far my favorite Nintendo system.
The switch can very well top that. But we'll have to wait and see.

On gc, so many games and some of my all time favorite in any genre. Just to name a few:
Rogue squadron (got it one week before gc launch)
Killer 7
Skies of arcadia Legend
Tales of Symphonia
Metroid prime
Luigi Mansion


Add Baten Kaitos and Eternal Darkness to that list and we have a deal.
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StephenYap3 1 hour ago#32
I did, but neither are my #1 favorites. That goes to SNES.
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Endgame 1 hour ago#33
Fuck yeah I did.

Gamecube is easily the 2nd best console (of all time, not just Nintendo) right behind SNES.
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N64 is literally the Devil.

Gamecube was pretty good, and I actually thought it might win the Generation until PS2 finally started to build momentum a couple years in just as Nintendo's momentum came to a grinding halt.
ROB45 1 hour ago#35
xF0x posted...
ROB45 posted...
I do, but they don't compare to the SNES. The 64 was a good console that did three genres better than the Playstation and Saturn, but far weaker in other genres. The Gamecube was a good console, but was distinctly inferior to the Xbox and PS2 when it comes to library and system features.

Xbox' library is debatable, some might prefer it to GC's and others would find GC's lineup more interesting. Though there's no denying that PS2 leaves both in the dust.

I can't think of a single genre the Gamecube excels in. Compared to the Xbox, it really only has an advantage in JRPG's.
brubie 58 minutes ago#36
GameCube is awesome.
afr1234 57 minutes ago#37
64 yes

Cube no

It was my smash and WW machine forever

The other day I was looking for the list of best n64 and the catalogue of good games is incredibly limited; do i probably only liked it as a kid because you like all vídeo ames no exceptions
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T_Info 56 minutes ago#38
Another interesting way to look at this is how the games for each Nintendo console have aged. To me, the top two in order are:

SNES
Gamecube

...and by a fair margin.

NES clearly has a few all-time classics, but also some really primitive titles that just don't play well today. N64 had a handful of extremely influential titles (Mario 64, Goldeneye, Ocarina), but they are surprisingly clunky to play today. Nothing against them...great for their time. They just don't have the timeless, still-plays-smooth-in-2018 quality of a Mario 3 or aLttP.

But go back and play Metroid Prime or Wind Waker, and you'll be surprised how good they look and play for games that came out in 2002. I'd argue the same for Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing, and Melee.

Wii is kinda like the NES, where there are a few extraordinary titles (ex: Galaxy) and a lot of forgettable stuff.
afr1234 55 minutes ago#39
T_Info posted...
Another interesting way to look at this is how the games for each Nintendo console have aged. To me, the top two in order are:

SNES
Gamecube

...and by a fair margin.

NES clearly has a few all-time classics, but also some really primitive titles that just don't play well today. N64 had a handful of extremely influential titles (Mario 64, Goldeneye, Ocarina), but they are surprisingly clunky to play today. Nothing against them...great for their time. They just don't have the timeless, still-plays-smooth-in-2018 quality of a Mario 3 or aLttP.

But go back and play Metroid Prime or Wind Waker, and you'll be surprised how good they look and play for games that came out in 2002. I'd argue the same for Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing, and Melee.

Wii is kinda like the NES, where there are a few extraordinary titles (ex: Galaxy) and a lot of forgettable stuff.


Wind waker is incredibly archaic in design and gameplay.

Same for Metroid.
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BoganZ 52 minutes ago#41
I love them both, but that damn N64 controller gave me blisters I swear.
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T_Info 43 minutes ago#42
afr1234 posted...
T_Info posted...
Another interesting way to look at this is how the games for each Nintendo console have aged. To me, the top two in order are:

SNES
Gamecube

...and by a fair margin.

NES clearly has a few all-time classics, but also some really primitive titles that just don't play well today. N64 had a handful of extremely influential titles (Mario 64, Goldeneye, Ocarina), but they are surprisingly clunky to play today. Nothing against them...great for their time. They just don't have the timeless, still-plays-smooth-in-2018 quality of a Mario 3 or aLttP.

But go back and play Metroid Prime or Wind Waker, and you'll be surprised how good they look and play for games that came out in 2002. I'd argue the same for Pikmin, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing, and Melee.

Wii is kinda like the NES, where there are a few extraordinary titles (ex: Galaxy) and a lot of forgettable stuff.


Wind waker is incredibly archaic in design and gameplay.

Same for Metroid.


Disagree. Wind Waker was quietly the first Zelda since the original to emphasize "discovery and exploration" over "puzzle solving and dungeons." Admittedly, the execution was slightly flawed (sailing got boring). But the vision was certainly not archaic. It was a re-imagination of Zelda's roots across a vast sea. A reinvention of exploration.

Similarly, cel shading was actually pretty risky back in 2002. Now you've got mainstream games choosing for cartoony styles (see: Overwatch, Fortnite). In many ways, Wind Waker was a trail blazer here. (AKA the opposite of archaic).

I think you've got a tad more ground to stand on when you call Metroid "archaic." Certainly, the gameplay flow of "puzzle-platform room followed by another puzzle-platform room etc. etc." could be considered old-fashioned. But with the original Prime, the transition to 3D was huge. A truly excellent Metroidvania in 3D space.

I do think by Prime 3, that gameplay loop had gotten a bit overdone though.
CaptainEarth 20 minutes ago#43
I never owned a GameCube but I did own a DS.
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