Ducktales is only the best cartoon series ever and the original NES game was also really good. I was really happy to hear that they are making a new DuckTales game. (Aside: Is it actually new or just a remake?)
Then I realized that I’ll never play it.
Gone are the days when I had enough free time to think it was a worthwhile investment to spend hundreds of dollars on a proprietary gaming system. My average day? Working from 8AM until 3AM just about 7 days a week. Working in the car on my iPhone, working in every bit of free time I have.
My Nintendo Wii? Played it twice. My Nintendo DS? Played it once. Everything sat there, collected dust, and reminded me why I was such an idiot to have spent money on it. The most I’ve played a “game console” recently was my old Tapwave Zodiac gaming PDA (WHICH IS STILL AWESOME TO THIS DAY) that allowed me to play my vintage games on it with Save State. It made it easy for me to play and have fun without having to worry abut having 50 hours to blow on one thing. This is why I love Magfest – it’s just the level of gaming I want. I can play all kinds of new and old games there without having to worry about it being a commitment.
DuckTales is the perfect game for me. If this doesn’t get me wanting to buy a console, nothing will. At this point it’s obvious nothing will.
I’d have played these systems more if more survival horror or retro-style games were released – but not many were. The stories need to grab me to get me to want to invest significant time into the games which is probably why I am like, the only person who loved he FMV games in the 90s and still replay them.
I’m sure there is fun to be had on new console systems, but I just don’t have the time to invest in it anymore. When I get some free time I play some of my retro games or things like GTA on Steam on my Mac. It’s cheap and easy enough that it’s low commitment and high return. Why does gaming have to be an expensive lifestyle investment and not just a fun thing you can do when you have the time? If there were a cheaper way to play the games and I found that I really did want to play more then it would be super easy to justify the money for a new console system.
I’m probably in the minority but both Harknell and I are done with console systems for these reasons. DuckTales coming out today made me realize that unless I get well-off enough that I’m OK with possibly throwing all of that money for a new system into the trash it’s never happening again.
Hey, maybe they’ll eventually release this for Mac, PC, or the iPhone and I can play it then.