I think I asked a similar question a year or so ago and I am curious what people think now that Xbox is reaching its stride.
It seems to me that if you take away all the 1st party titles on the gamecube you have nothing. I can’t think of a single awsome game that is on the GC that was made by a 3rd party company. They are completely non-competitive in the online gaming market. I think PSO is the only GC game that you can play online and that is coming to Xbox. Most games that are on all 3 systems are in the worst shape on the GC. Just look at Ghost Recon for an example.
Yes, Metroid was a great game, though it got kinda boring for me and I didn’t finish it. The Resident Evil remake looked great. But other than those, and the upcoming Zelda, there has been nothing substantial on this system.
Same thing happened on the N64. Nintendo made all the good games and nearly every other game on that system were horrible. The same thing is happening to the GC I fear.
I think Nintendo is going to make one more console and when they fail with that they will begin making games for other systems. As long as they own the portable market they will be in video games but I think their days in home consoels is almost over.