How good is Nintendo Power?

A recent Escapist magazine looks into the long history of Nintendo Power and analyses its effectiveness. From the article: “Instead of trying to wow gamers with stunning visuals, Nintendo has set a course to engage the hearts and minds of game fans. That is not to say they have pushed visuals aside; quite to the contrary.”

What say ye, Infendo readers? How good is Nintendo Power? And maybe Joystiq put it best by asking: “Has Nintendo succeeded in creating a living world- an evolving story? that transcends games, consoles, and joysticks?”