Nintendo Woos Casual Gamers, Forgets Hardcore Fans?
Nintendo previewed its forthcoming Wii Sports Resort and Wii Music
. Our early verdict based on activities like sword fighting, disc throwing, Jet Ski riding and rocking out on virtual drums: Both deliver the irreverent fun you'd expect, coupled with some crafty control methods that you perhaps wouldn't.
But is Nintendo spurning hardcore gamers? The controversy arose because it didn't launch a new Mario or Zelda game (they merely confirmed stuff's in the works). However, Nintendo did unveil a glorified social networking game (Animal Crossing: City Folk) and a version of Grand Theft Auto for the DS — Danny Allen and Matt Peckham