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Topic: Why does everyone want Star fox, Metroid or F-Zero so badly?

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Ark

41. Posted:

Artwark wrote:

I believe that Nintendo games have a certain appeal to all the audience so why are hardcore gamers want Star Fox, Metroid or F-Zero games to be there? I can understand Metroid but why the other two? We got Mario Kart, Zelda games and Pokemon as well as Fire Emblem which are hardcore enough so why would you want Star Fox or F-Zero?

Here's a point of comparison for you. Pokemon and Fire Emblem are released every 1-3 years and have had many titles over the years. Since the first game, Mario Kart has hit every Nintendo system sans the early portables (which some would argue was made up for with two arcade releases). Zelda is a similar story and, even if some titles might be spin-offs, remakes, etc., has releases quite frequently.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of systems that have never had F-Zero titles, Star Fox titles, or even Metroid titles. F-Zero has seen five main series titles since 1990 and one of these was exclusive to Japan. The last release of any kind was a decade ago in 2004. Star Fox has had six games since 1993 (one of which includes a remake). Discounting that remake, the last new game was eight years ago in 2006. Metroid has done comparatively well with ten main series releases since 1986, but it is a franchise that has skipped out on some consoles and had long gaps with no releases (1994 to 2002 to name one). The last game was four years ago in 2010 - not bad at all, but certainly not the same frequency as the Nintendo mainstays.

The genres reflected in Star Fox, Metroid, and F-Zero are not common ones relative to Nintendo's catalog or have gameplay elements that fans consider to be unique (or at least provide variety to Nintendo's lineup). One could argue that there are many potential ideas that are not being utilized. Adding onto the (relatively) infrequent releases, characters from Metroid, Star Fox, and F-Zero are featured in the popular Super Smash Bros. series. This helps keep them fresh in the minds of fans, especially since these games tend to be played throughout an entire console generation due to high replay value.

Does it not make sense that there would be demand for niches that are not being satisfied? You could argue that three new games from the three franchises combined wouldn't sell half of what the upcoming Ruby and Sapphire remakes will (and you'd likely be right) but it's easy to see why online demand exists, I feel.

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42. Posted:

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F-Zero is a cool kid mario kart with a fast pace and sense of maturity, offering a different feel for those who aren't into a family friendly racing game. Playing it even makes you feel cooler than exploding knees kid.
Metroid is one of the best franchises nintendo has to offer. And while the prime series wasn't my preferred metroid style, I can totally please understand why so many fans want another prime game.
Starfox same as metroid except it's been ignored a lot longed.

F-Zero is about as similar to Mario Kart as Super Mario Bros is to Bionic Commando. They're in the same genre and have some similarities, but otherwise they're completely different beasts.

Also, the Metroid Prime games are my least favorite entries in the series. If they do a sequel, I'd rather it either be Other M style.

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43. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

because it has talking animals and you actually get to fly in outer space.

What??

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Because they are all great games.

With that said, I'm not gonna freak out every day for the next five years over not having an entry in those franchises. I WILL have Mario Kart. I WILL have Fast Racing Neo. I WILL have Zelda U. I WILL Have Smash Bros. I WILL have plenty of great games, so I'll be satisfied with or without them. BUT, I do want them. Metroid is a sure-bet. That's a total non-issue because we WILL get an entry, most likely on both platforms. Star Fox is 50/50, but I would question how many "Star Fox fans" actually went out and bought Star Fox 64 3D. I know I did, but did others? As for F-Zero, it's just not happening. At least not this gen. And I've accepted that. I will enjoy Fast Racing Neo in its place, and play F-Zero GX on the Gamecube to scratch any itch I get. Hopefully one day, when the franchise is long forgotten, we'll see a revival ala Kid Icarus. Surely in my lifetime I'll get to see a new one before I die. I can live with that knowledge.

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They want it, because they won't buy it. Sold copies speak for themselves. It's like "no gamz for U, I h8 1t!1111oneone" and yet there are a lot of games only to not be bought by complainers.

That's how it works

Bull.

The 1,000 ranting people on the internet demanding new F-Zero and Starfox absolutely do buy these IPs. The problem is that the general audience doesn't. Anyone who thinks that vocal internet fanboys represent the consensus or majority is being kinda stupid.

As for why people want these games, it's because they're well-regarded IPs that haven't had a title for a long time. In the case of Metroid though, it's more that fanboys were spoiled from 2002-2010 and now are under the impression that a new Metroid every 1-2 years is the norm.

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Spoony_Tech wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

because it has talking animals and you actually get to fly in outer space.

What??

I thought everyone liked talking animals... I was mainly comparing the Arwing to Samus' ship and the F-Zero cars.

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It seems like more people are asking for a new Metroid than how many bought the game, though.

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SCAR392 wrote:

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It seems like more people are asking for a new Metroid than how many bought the game, though.

So are you aware of hundreds of thousands of distinct individuals who have been asking for Metroid?

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CaviarMeths wrote:

Dave24 wrote:

They want it, because they won't buy it. Sold copies speak for themselves. It's like "no gamz for U, I h8 1t!1111oneone" and yet there are a lot of games only to not be bought by complainers.

That's how it works

Bull.

The 1,000 ranting people on the internet demanding new F-Zero and Starfox absolutely do buy these IPs. The problem is that the general audience doesn't. Anyone who thinks that vocal internet fanboys represent the consensus or majority is being kinda stupid.

As for why people want these games, it's because they're well-regarded IPs that haven't had a title for a long time. In the case of Metroid though, it's more that fanboys were spoiled from 2002-2010 and now are under the impression that a new Metroid every 1-2 years is the norm.

The possibility that people buy into the console on the basis of those IP's though always seems to be ignored. (And get all the other main games).

The most money comes from people buying shedloads of games at full price.

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49. Posted:

i dont know why people want star fox. i never played a star fox game but the characters alone make me want to skip the whole franchise.

f-zero is kinda cool but not really my taste. though i can understand why people want it. it's one of the franchises that gets really cool visuals and the gameplay is pretty hardcore.

why do people want metroid? well metroid is one of the best videogame franchises. games like metroid, super metroid and metroid prime were incredibly innovative and just very well designed. i would also love to see a new metroid. 3D would be amazing but the 2D ones are really cool, too.

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51. Posted:

I honestly don't care that much for either, i want a New StarTropics, Punch-Out!!, a spiritual Successor to Super Mario Bros 2 USA or a true Super Mario Land sequel that takes place after SML2: 6 golden coins.

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Kodeen wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Caviarmeths
It seems like more people are asking for a new Metroid than how many bought the game, though.

So are you aware of hundreds of thousands of distinct individuals who have been asking for Metroid?

Sometimes it seems that way. The first Metroid Prime game was popular, but then everyone kind of forgot about it. I'm just going off of a common consensus that Retro should be making a new Metroid Prime game, when they implied they weren't going to(hence, Other: M), and no one even really supported it.

I think Nintendo has a better chance at having a go at Starfox, because it hasn't been as utilized as Metroid, and might appeal to a bigger audience if they handle it right.

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