Yes. I love them. I think even if I get bored with video games in general, Nintendo will always be in my life on some level.
Personally; I think the Wii U is one of Nintendo's best consoles and I kinda of feel like we're in the Nintendo Silver age. History will remember the Wii U (or Nintendo Dreamcast) as a great console that was criminally under-used during it's own life cycle. The U whilst no where near as powerful as the PS4 and X Box 1, has the best looking graphics not because of power but because of art direction, I actively adore the touch screen controller, and we've had most of Nintendo's best franchises on the U (except Metroid which is particularly a shame as there's lots of potential for the dual screen functionality) and some interesting new IPs.
That said I can kind of understand some people being bread and buttered at Nintendo (both the people that bought it at launch when there was games like Ass Creed, Aliens (when it was thought it might be a good game), Deus Ex, CoD etc so might have reasonably assumed it would be more of an all-rounder rather than a second consoles and I'm sure there was probably a whole bucmch of people that invested in a U because of Zelda U getting announced only for it to be Twilight Princess-ed to the NX).
I feel a bit ambidextrous about the NX. On one hand I'm interested to see what Nintendo offer next on the other hand - because of the lack of third party support on the U, we ended up with with great exclusives as well as some really varied, experimental, creative middle of the road games like Hyrule Warriors, Kirby, Captain Toad, Woolly Yoshi so by mid 2014 the U had found it's niche so I would have like that to continue rather than Nintendo getting bored with the U and seemingly focussing the bulk of their attention on the NX.
Aren142 wrote: I disapprove of how Nintendo are ruining existing games by making them appeal to the more casual players and the crowds who just want sexy fanservice because it puts off the existing fanbase in favour of just selling eton mess to the masses.
How DARE they want to make more money by selling more copies.
For one example; as perhaps a more casual gamer I prefer Wind Waker HD to the original, but I wonder if the more hard core Zelda fans see it as a bit of a betrayal. Visually WW on GC cel-shaded graphics is timeless and WW HD whilst looking gorgeous very much looks like it was created by technicians rather than artists and perhaps loses some of the charm of the original.
Also, I love the swift sail because in my opinion it makes the game more playable but playability is just one aspect of what makes Zelda games special and arguably story and the overall experience is more important. Swift sail is nice but it's not how the original was meant to be played, it's like transferring Shakespear to an e-reader and it gooseberry fool up the verse and line breaks but still claiming it's a better experience because it's easier on the eyes to read.
So some of Nintendo current work feels a bit pandering to more casual gamers at the expense of it's more loyal fans and artistic integrity (which from a financial point of view is very understandable.....,but you know).