The dude just nitpicks and nitpicks! It’s imprecise! (Sit back away from the tv or something.) Gameplay isn’t precisely like real life! (I don’t know about you, I don’t know the first thing about hitting a baseball in real life, but I would hate it if I never managed to hit a ball in a video game.) Nintendo wants you to think that you’ll be getting up off the couch but you don’t have to! (Erm, but you could. And it’s funner. I think bowling for example is way better if you stand up.)
I feel like Nintendo set out to make a really fun console that’s relatively affordable, and they succeeded. It’s oodles of fun and only $50 more than the Super Nintendo was when it was released, back in 1997, almost 10 years ago. Inflation adjusted, the Wii is less expensive (source: Gizmodo). I’m not trying to say that the Wii is more fun than the SNES, cos the SNES had Super Mario World which reigns supreme for Super Mario games in my book, more like they’re both fun. I think Sofge is too impressed with his own “hardcore”ness. And he’s curmudgeony.
And the part about appealing to “people who’ve never held a joystick before,” like grandpas?