When the Nintendo 64 came around, I was in my late teens and video games were off of my radar. I had actually not played it until this weekend at the arcade expo. I know a lot of people hold this console dear, but as an objective observer with no prior experience, I thought it was crap. I hated the controller. The third “leg” is just weird and I didn’t know how to hold it. There seem to be far more buttons than needed as well. I played Super Smash Brothers and the graphics were not good. I still think the pixelated look of the NES and SNES look ok. But the polygon “3D” fad in games was not a good experiment. It could have been the TV we were playing on, but I could hardly see what was going on.
I can only list a couple of games – Super Mario Sunshine and Goldeneye – that were famous from this system. I had planned to get one at some point, but my hands-on experience this weekend has saved me a lot of money. Nintendo has been a hit and miss company (for me, at least) since then. I wasn’t a fan of the Wii, either.