Here's my take on the whole situation: A VIDEO GAME IS A VIDEO GAME IS A VIDEO GAME. And what I mean by that is that no matter what video games you play, you play them for one reason: TO HAVE FUN. To be honest, I haven't played that many different games besides Nintendo games (Mario, zelda, Starfox, F-Zero, Metoid, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Wii Sports, etc.) I have played a few other games too though, including one of the Call of Duty games, Soul Calibur 2 and 4, a few Sonic games, and even a few lackluster games like Harry Potter and Simpsons Road Rage. The thing is, before I even tried playing Xbox, I was anticipating it to have games that were light-years ahead of Nintendo's games, BUT THEY WEREN'T. BESIDES GRAPHICS AND ONLINE PLAY, I DIDN'T THINK THAT THE CALL OF DUTY GAME I PLAYED WAS ANY BETTER THAN ANY ZELDA OR MARIO GAME, FOR EXAMPLE. CALL OF DUTY IS ARGUABLY JUST AS FUN AS ZELDA OR MARIO IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN MIND. Personally, I didn't like playing Call of Duty all that much. Not only was I horrible at it, but I really didn't get what people were all hyped up about. COD or any other shooting game isn't superior to any Mario or Zelda game. The only thing that makes a game "better" is personal preference. Some people find Zelda too repetitive and prefer something faster paced. Some people are used to FPS games and, when they play a Mario game, they don't like it becuase it is too cartoony or "boring" because there is not enough action. For me, I have an open mind and am willing to try most video games, but I still have my personal preferences: I don't really get what the big deal about FPS games and usualy stick to Zelda and Mario, among others. People need to stop bashing each other's games. There are games that are critically acclaimed, games that are critically bashed, and games that have so much hype its ridiculous but they are still all video games. The thing is, at some point, we are all going to want to move on and play another game or do something else entirely. I have nothing against COD, nor do I try to glorify Mario or Zelda in front of some FPS fan. I'm sick of people bashing. They just need to play whatever games they prefer and enjoy it! Who's with me? Who agrees with what I just said?