What are your guys' thoughts about Nintendo Wifi Connection shutting down? This service has been opened since 2005, and now it finally saw its closing three months ago. I did not know about this until recently when I tried to play Mario Kart DS online again. The games effected, well I'll just show the ones that I'm sure everyone is familiar with, were the following:
Mario Kart: DS (November 14, 2005) Animal Crossing: Wild World (December 5, 2005) Super Smash Bros: Brawl (March 9, 2008) Mario Kart: Wii (April 27, 2008) Animal Crossing: City Folk (November 16, 2008)
Well all have exceptional single-player play, the multiplayer shined best in these titles. In my opinion, the Mario Kart and Animal Crossing games did multiplayer the best where you almost enjoyed it more than playing alone. Well, for Mario Kart I do actually. Animal Crossing should be multiplayer because it is nice to show off your town to others. And Brawl...well, I always had friends come over for that one. But these games will always have a special place in my life, and seeing them be restricted to a single-player experience is truly sad, especially for Mario Kart.
However, for the DS incarnations, it is possible to still do local play via wireless, so not all hope is lost if you still have a friend close by who has a DS and the same game! Or, just a DS if it's Mario Kart you want to play! But, yeah. I'm sure there were more fun online games on the Wii, but I never played a lot of Wii games besides the first parties (most of which were single-player) so I don't know all of them. I just listed the most well-known ones.
What are your thoughts about losing online in these DS/Wii games? Did you still play them, or do you not really care about playing with your friends anymore?
Honestly I was never the biggest fan of DS and I'd stopped playing Wii games around 2011 as well. That said, I did enjoy Mario Kart Wii while it lasted, but Mario Kart 8 is much better imo, so not too bugged by the loss. Does suck for people who may have just bought a Wii this year I guess.