The Gamecube seems to get a bad rap compared to its competitors from Xbox and Sony Playstation at the same time. However, the Gamecube continues Nintendo's tradition of signature games (such as Super Mario Brothers) that make the Nintendo a family-friendly and enjoyable gaming experience. This console represents a major overhaul from the Nintendo-64 game console in style and functionality. The Gamecube utilizes mini-discs as opposed to game cartridges in the older systems. Graphics Quality Each Nintendo system has exhibited an increase in graphics quality over time and the Gamecube continues this tradition. Game Variety Nintendo has even released games which are more associated with its competitors and which it did not release on previous consoles (such as Resident Evil) to go with all of its staple characters and games (Mario, Kirby, Zelda, etc.). Controller Comfort The controllers are easy to hold and use. They are similar to those of the Playstation in many ways and are a big change from the Nintendo-64. Ease of Use Put in your disc and play! Durability Have not experienced any problems over several years.