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    Hey guys! I was just wondering what everyone thought about the Gamecube. It's my favorite system of all time. I absolutely adore the system! Maybe that's just nostalgia talking, but anyway! So... yeah, what does everyone think? Was it perfect? Was it the worst system ever? Did it need a better marketing layout? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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    Well, I really like the Gamecube in general and actually find its controller to be quite comfortable. And when my console died (or rather the battery died and the pram kept on resetting itself even after replacing it), I replaced it with a Wii in part for the backward-compatibility factor. I don't really see it in terms of nostalgia, if only because 10 years isn't that long ago and it feels like it was just yesterday.

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    There was a time when it was my favorite current console, but it lost steam fast. I still like it, and think it was a big improvement over N64, but I don't count it among my favorite systems, and I think Xbox was better overall.
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    I think the NGC is worth owning for Eternal Darkness, Killer 7, and REmake. It's a 30 dollar system now. There's no excuse to not have played those games.

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    I still love it. Can't wait for its virtual console to come out on the Wii U. It also has by miles the most durable controllers of all- never damaged one in all the time I hurled it around my bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_factor View Post
    There was a time when it was my favorite current console, but it lost steam fast. I still like it, and think it was a big improvement over N64, but I don't count it among my favorite systems, and I think Xbox was better overall.
    I got a Gamecube the first weekend it was out. I remember playing Pikmin, Wave Race and NHL Hitz 20-02 to death (talk about three totally different games). But yeah, for some reason or other I tired of it and sold it to my buddy for $140 so I could buy an xbox. I bought one again a couple years ago as well as some of the games I had. It was a funny little console with some nice games but it does tend to be the forgotten one among Nintendo's lineup of consoles...
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    I put a lot of hours into Mario Sunshine, Smash Bros Melee, and PSO (SchtServ). I played through Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes, and made it about halfway through Wind Waker. Once in a while I pop a GBA game in. I played a few other games here and there, but I spent most of that generation on my computer playing Unreal Tournament and FFXI.

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    Woo. Very woo.

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    It gave us resident evil 4, metroid prime, the best version of skies of arcadia (sound problems aside )

    Plus there's a ton of good lesser known titles like gotcha force and billy hatcher

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    Definitely woo. It is a great system, and cheap too. Getting an actual GCN is preferable too, since then you can use the GBA Player.

    So many great games, I don't know if it's just nostalgia talking, but there were a lot more just plain fun games during this era. The exclusive titles, especially. But once you get past mid-2005 on the release list, it just gets sad, exclusive or not...

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    Still play my GameCube on a fairly regular basis..
    Some of my exclusive favorite games on the system:
    WWE Day of Reckoning 1 and 2
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    Mario Kart
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Sonic Gems Collection
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    Gamecube was totally woo. There are a select group of games exclusive to it that I wouldn't want to be without, and that's all that matters.

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    Woo! Good system



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    Damn straight... Woooooooo!

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    The Gamecube has a few amazing games that are exclusive to it, but with the PS2 having the much better controller, the multiconsole titles that were on both consoles were always purchased for the PS2.

    My entire Gamecube collection. It was larger, but I sold off a lot of the multiconsole titles if I've had them on other consoles and a lot of Mario games/Smash Bros Melee to a friend.

    Resident Evil
    Resident Evil 2(port)
    Resident Evil Zero
    Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1 and 2
    Phantasy Star Online Episode 3
    Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition
    Legend of Zelda Wind Waker(in my opinion one of two good 3d Zelda games)
    Skies of Arcadia
    Mobile Suit Gundam Fighters Locus/Ace Pilot
    Tales of Symphonia
    Metroid Prime
    Fire Emblem Path of Radiance

    I might pick up Wave Race again, but not sure why I sold it. Whether it just wasn't as good as Wave Race 64 or if I just didn't like it at all. I know I didn't like F Zero GX is the reason I sold that one, although I love the N64 game.
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    The GameCube didn't exactly have the best multiplatform titles, its exclusives are where it really shined.

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    not counting any of the resident evil games, the gamecube was really only worth owning for one game and one game only....ETERNAL DARKNESS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    The GameCube didn't exactly have the best multiplatform titles, its exclusives are where it really shined.
    GameCube versions often looked and performed better than their PS2 counterparts with the system often being seen as being almost at par with the Xbox in horsepower. And with Xbox Live now being just a memory, it's even closer to the Xbox today.

    And for a few years, the GCN seemed to be getting most 3rd party games that were released on the Xbox and PS2. Multiplatform publishers were giving it a lot of support back around 2002/2003.

    Best Nintendo console for 3rd party releases since the Super Nintendo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_A View Post
    GameCube versions often looked and performed better than their PS2 counterparts with the system often being seen as being almost at par with the Xbox in horsepower. And with Xbox Live now being just a memory, it's even closer to the Xbox today.

    And for a few years, the GCN seemed to be getting most 3rd party games that were released on the Xbox and PS2. Multiplatform publishers were giving it a lot of support back around 2002/2003.

    Best Nintendo console for 3rd party releases since the Super Nintendo.
    But there were some that looked horrible because there were so many PS2s compared to GameCubes that it was just not worth the time to take advantage of the capabilities. Seriously, 20 million units versus 100 million.

    Really, after the N64, they couldn't have done much worse. At least the GCN had more RPGs than you could count on one hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    But there were some that looked horrible because there were so many PS2s compared to GameCubes that it was just not worth the time to take advantage of the capabilities. Seriously, 20 million units versus 100 million.
    I can recall many that didn't reflect the increased power of the GCN. But I don't remember any instances where a GCN version looked horrible compared to the PS2 release.

    That's not to say that there aren't any examples. I just don't remember any. Have any specific titles in my mind when you say that?

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