Imagine yourself a European person of drinking age in most of Europe, aka 18 years old. You took a day off from work to enjoy the Wii U, which you just got today. You excitedly hook it up, played around with settings, and maybe make a bunch of Miis caricaturing your local celebrities and dogs. But then you decided to join the 21st century and go to the eShop to buy some downloadable retail titles. As an adult you enjoy mature titles (or PEGI 18 following European ratings) and decide to check out such titles as ZombiU or Assassin’s Creed. That’s when Nintendo ruins your day when you realize that they literally block any and all content associated with games rated PEGI 18.
European eShop Blocks 18+ Content Untill All The Little Ones Are Tucked Into Bed, Preferably Locked in Their Rooms
Did you know that the N64 launched with exactly two games in the U.S.? Those times we didn’t have to worry about ports clogging up launch day. Instead we were treated to two original titles that remain as enjoyable today as the day they were released. I don’t think any consoles since then has ever reached that kind of quality to quantity ratio. These days, console launches come alongside a flood of games in hope that someone accidentally buys one of them thinking they can play it on the system they already have. Case in point.
Christmas is a-coming. Can you feel it? Can you feel your game store filling up with games you’ve never heard of? Have you seen the annual signs yet like the Call of Duty or Professor Layton games lining store shelves? If you haven’t you’ll see one this week.