It’s a disease.
I don’t like Mario Party. That’s a lie, I MIGHT like Mario Party if I was able to get enough people together to play it for a sustained period of time. This event is not likely to happen, ever, so why am I even considering to purchase Super Mario Party on the Switch? Nintendo Coins – they’ll be the death of me.
Since Nintendo unveiled their lucrative Nintendo Coin scheme earlier this year, almost all my purchasing decisions involve some consideration of net Nintendo Coin gain. I pre-purchased Mario Tennis, nay, I convinced Lauren to ALSO pre-purchase Mario Tennis for the Nintendo coins. Okay, look… I’ve been very disappointed with how that game has turned out, but do you know why I don’t regret buying it? You got it, double Nintendo Coins. And now it’s happening again with Super Mario Party! Double coins aren’t even that much, it’s like $2! Why am I doing this to myself? My time would be better spent adding to a flybys account.
Look this would all be okay if I was actually willing to spend my coins. It’s like any game I play, I can’t use the currency I’ve accrued until I’ve got so much, that losing a bit of it doesn’t make a dent in my stocks. Right now I’m sitting at over $25, but I honestly don’t know when I’m going to stop. I realise that there’s going to be a lot of new games coming to the Switch in this tail end of the year, so do I use them? But what if I accrue so much that I can purchase a full new game, like Diablo III? Though, what if that game turns out to be shit and I just wasted all my coins?! ARGH
Do you know what would make Nintendo Coins even better though? If they were tied to a God damn achievement system? Give me some coins for filling out all those jars in Dead Cells, give me a reason to collect more moons in Super Mario: Odyssey, or beat Zelda: Breadth of the Wild on Master Mode. I would literally take off my pants right now and buy the Splatoon DLC if completing the Splatoon campaign gave me Nintendo coins. I feel like this has got to be a natural evolution of the currency moving forward, surely?
For those of you out there suffering from the same affliction – it’s a disease, but you’re not alone. If you need to talk about it, I’m here for you, POINTNCLICK is here for you. Feel free to contact us for someone to help you rationalise why you should purchase a new game.