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SCAR392

181. Posted:

@ferthepoet
Nintendo never said they would, publicly, but people call them and they get you taken care of. Allowing you to transfer your account isn't something they will ask Nintendo Life or any website to publish, but I can assure you that it is happening.

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Artwark

182. Posted:

@Juma009
Ok to defend the milking of the Mario series here since I'm a huge Mario fan.......

First of, Nintendo only makes one type of a Mario game in only one system so don't expect 3D land's sequel to come on 3DS anytime soon. Secondly every Mario game is a completely different one and most of them are the ones that people really want like Mario Kart, Golf, RPG's you name it!

So seriously stop saying that milking term because its ridiculous. How come no one complains about COD, GTA, or Pokemon even?????

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SkywardLink98

183. Posted:

They've kind of shifted audiences. Anyone remember when Nintendo made a system more powerful than Sony did? That was the Gamecube actually, but Nintendo has shifted it's focus back from that and onto a more casual side of gaming. The other guys are doing big, gritty, adult-oriented games (Though my 8 year old sister loves the inFamous games, lol) like Titanfall, Killzone, Dead Rising, etc. and Nintendo is sticking to family friendly stuff (Smash Bros, Mario Kart, etc.) so it's gonna be branded as a "kiddie" simply due to the fact they are the only ones making games that I'd let a kid play (though the fact parents buy their 8 year olds CoD is another thing). When you cater to the family centric audience like Nintendo does, it's no doubt going to affect how people looking for less family oriented games will look at you.

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SkywardLink98

184. Posted:

Artwark wrote:

no one complains about COD,

What world do you live on where no one complains about Call of Duty? Pretty much everyone who doesn't buy it complains about it.

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185. Posted:

@SkywardLink98
I think the bigger meat of the problem is that we played Nintendo as kids. As we grew up, a good majority of us decided it was a "good thing" to abandon what we liked as kids. Younger generations now want to look like they act maturely, so they look to the "mature" people, and see them playin' the higher ESRB rated games, and ninty's left with it's true fans.

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DualWielding

186. Posted:

@Artwark the problem is not too much Mario but the lack of everything else..... on the 3DS it doesn't matter because there is third party support but its really hard selling a Wii U to someone who hates Mario

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MAB

187. Posted:

I'm still waiting for all this 3rd party support on 3DS everyone keeps bangin' on about ;)

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SkywardLink98

188. Posted:

JakeOfAllTrades wrote:

@SkywardLink98
I think the bigger meat of the problem is that we played Nintendo as kids. As we grew up, a good majority of us decided it was a "good thing" to abandon what we liked as kids. Younger generations now want to look like they act maturely, so they look to the "mature" people, and see them playin' the higher ESRB rated games, and ninty's left with it's true fans.

I'm in the younger generation, and all of my friends that play games play Nintendo. Out of all of my gamer friends only two of us even own a console that isn't Nintendo (myself and one other), and those that do own more Nintendo consoles, so it seems that the majority of 14/15 year-olds play on Nintendo consoles.

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Zombie_Barioth

189. Posted:

JakeOfAllTrades wrote:

@SkywardLink98
I think the bigger meat of the problem is that we played Nintendo as kids. As we grew up, a good majority of us decided it was a "good thing" to abandon what we liked as kids. Younger generations now want to look like they act maturely, so they look to the "mature" people, and see them playin' the higher ESRB rated games, and ninty's left with it's true fans.

Its not just looking mature, its the allure of the forbidden fruit. The fact that those games are rated M means means they're 'not for them' and that allure isn't just tantalizing by itself it make you feel mature cause your doing the "grown up" thing. After all what kid hasn't gotten curious about coffee, alcohol, or whatever else they see the adults enjoying? Its not a younger generation thing, its a growing up thing, and its not just children who do it. Modern games just happen to be much more detailed than ones many of up grew up with.

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Nintenjoe64

190. Posted:

Nintendo have asked for this by being about as daring with Wii U software as EA are with Madden or FIFA and backing up their efforts with no marketing. Nintendo made a new controller to enhance the way we play games and the only first party games to successfully do that are mini-game collections that have too many bad games within them, holding back the good ones. 3rd parties have been fantastic by comparison. ZombiU, ME3, FIFA13, Rayman Legends and Deus Ex use the gamepad like it was intended. Even CoD and AC enhanced their games sensibly with the gamepad. On the other hand, Nintendo have almost gone out of their way to make the Wii U look bad and to make it look like it's designed purely for gullible fanboys.

Most games on N64 were designed to use the 3D graphics and analog controls. Many games on Gamecube used the new features like pressure sensitive triggers and the c-stick. Nearly every Wii game used some kind of motion or pointer controls. Now for the Wii U we have games that are meant to be major 1st party releases that are sequels that literally bring nothing new and haven't even considered the gamepad.

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191. Posted:

MAB wrote:

I'm still waiting for all this 3rd party support on 3DS everyone keeps bangin' on about ;)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3D
  • Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
  • Senran Kagura Burst
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate
  • Code of Princess
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoners: Soul Hackers
  • Etrian Odyssey IV
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate
  • Yumi's Odd Odyssey
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: the Millennium Girl
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
  • Disney Magical World
  • Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition
  • Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
  • Rune Factory 4
  • Sonic Generations
  • Unchained Blades
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Hometown Story
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emporer's Treasure
  • Bravely Default
  • Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask
  • Professor Layton & the Azran Legacy
  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D

Sure not everything on this list is for everyone (and I'm even missing a few things), but if you don't think 3DS has good 3rd party support, you aren't looking hard enough (scratch that, you haven't looked at all).

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Artwark

192. Posted:

And this patent trolling.......Why is it that Nintendo's the one who ends up getting sued instead of Sony or Microsoft when it comes to the gaming consoles??????

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Zombie_Barioth

193. Posted:

RR529 wrote:

MAB wrote:

I'm still waiting for all this 3rd party support on 3DS everyone keeps bangin' on about ;)

  • Kingdom Hearts 3D
  • Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
  • Senran Kagura Burst
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV
  • Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate
  • Code of Princess
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoners: Soul Hackers
  • Etrian Odyssey IV
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate
  • Yumi's Odd Odyssey
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: the Millennium Girl
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
  • Disney Magical World
  • Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition
  • Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
  • Rune Factory 4
  • Sonic Generations
  • Unchained Blades
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Hometown Story
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
  • Rhythm Thief & the Emporer's Treasure
  • Bravely Default
  • Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask
  • Professor Layton & the Azran Legacy
  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D

Sure not everything on this list is for everyone (and I'm even missing a few things), but if you don't think 3DS has good 3rd party support, you aren't looking hard enough (scratch that, you haven't looked at all).

I think your sarcasm detector needs a tune-up there buddy.;)

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shingi_70

194. Posted:

Artwark wrote:

And this patent trolling.......Why is it that Nintendo's the one who ends up getting sued instead of Sony or Microsoft when it comes to the gaming consoles??????

Nintendo's an easier target than Microsoft and sony since both of them being actual tech companies probably have strong patent portfolios and the best lawyers money can buy

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Action51

195. Posted:

SkywardLink98 wrote:

JakeOfAllTrades wrote:

@SkywardLink98
I think the bigger meat of the problem is that we played Nintendo as kids. As we grew up, a good majority of us decided it was a "good thing" to abandon what we liked as kids. Younger generations now want to look like they act maturely, so they look to the "mature" people, and see them playin' the higher ESRB rated games, and ninty's left with it's true fans.

I'm in the younger generation, and all of my friends that play games play Nintendo. Out of all of my gamer friends only two of us even own a console that isn't Nintendo (myself and one other), and those that do own more Nintendo consoles, so it seems that the majority of 14/15 year-olds play on Nintendo consoles.

Whoa...perhaps the wheel turns again? Well, not with any notable market impact - yet.
Let me explain:

Beyond "generational" issues there are cyclical issues and trends to look at as well. Things change very quickly, and what is popular with one age group can change to the next when they become a few years older. Nintendo may be uncool today, but the backlash and negativity might make the next group of teens coming up embrace the hipness of Nintendo's lack of hipness for lack of a better term.

Shooters may become the played out thing that the teens of tomorrow reject in the way that teens of 2010s are rejecting Mario and Sonic. Just like how the teens of the early 90s rejected the spandex and hair metal of the late 80s for darker, more serious grunge...or how the popularity of nu metal and rock waned by the mid 2000s in favor of "dirty south" party jams and auto-tune club music...which is already being replaced by bearded indie rockers and disco/funk/hip-pop. (I may end up sounding even less cool then I think I am with that analysis)

I think it's awesome that you and your friends enjoy Nintendo games and consoles, but the "market" tells us that you are the minority within that important target demographic of tech savvy male teens. I guess we'll see how the market moves from here on out.

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SCAR392

196. Posted:

@Action51
That's a good point. It's also worth mentioning, that not everyone has played Nintendo's old games, and definitely not their new games, so that group of people is always more likely to find something they like. People are like "DK, Mario, etc. is boring", because we've played the games before them. Lots of people who haven't played Mario & Luigi, are doing so now. Alot of younger kids(5-15) years old, haven't played all the games we have. Those kids are playing Super Mario Bros. for NES for the first time, on their Wii U, just like kids did in '85.

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CorporalPegasus

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Not really sure what you mean by respecting (buying a wii u???), but, well in the end the're a company making money, sure they saved the North-American gaming market, but that was in '85, and i doubt most people remember that. They've done good things for sure, heck, they've made gaming popular with the general public. But the've done many things that you should disrespect too, like region locking, stabbing Sony in the back with Philips , The sudden 3DS price drop and so on. so i hope you dont think Nintendo is the holy saint of gaming,

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Zombie_Barioth

198. Posted:

SCAR392 wrote:

@Action51
That's a good point. It's also worth mentioning, that not everyone has played Nintendo's old games, and definitely not their new games, so that group of people is always more likely to find something they like. People are like "DK, Mario, etc. is boring", because we've played the games before them. Lots of people who haven't played Mario & Luigi, are doing so now. Alot of younger kids(5-15) years old, haven't played all the games we have. Those kids are playing Super Mario Bros. for NES for the first time, on their Wii U, just like kids did in '85.

Haven't really though about it but I think your onto something. Most of us grew up or at least got into gaming when Nintendo and SEGA were gaming, they were the be all end all and chances are if you got a console it was one of theirs. Many of us also kinda grew up with Sony but its mainly the younger generation that grew up with either Sony or Microsoft, not Nintendo or SEGA, so they don't really know anything else. For many their experience with Nintendo is through word of mouth, how do you get into something thats typically seen as 'uncool' amoungst your peers?

I'm sure a lot of the "its all the same" talk is from older players, and a lot of it is probably due to appearance or lack of obvious fundamental changes. I say obvious because even Pokemon is in that boat, and its a series that has continually changed through time. Most of it is probably because Nintendo's games are rather simplistic, especially their platformers, so they're assumed to be shallow. The kiddie image doesn't help at all, thats Pokemon's main problem in being taken seriously, its 'kiddie' so it can't possibly have any complexity or deeper aspects to it. People outright dismiss the competitive scene "cause its Pokemon".

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SCAR392

199. Posted:

@Zombie_Barioth
I don't even understand how people could think Nintendo is "kiddie" anyway. Kids are saying Nintendo is "kiddie", when they're under 10 years old. I don't even get how that works. That's how it was during DS days, vs. the PSP. Everyone just associated PSPs higher polygon count, with being mature. It had GTA on launch IIRC, too, but that game f***ing sucked.

My cousins always had the PS consoles, but I thought they weren't that great. PS1/PS2 had more games, but less polygons, and N64/GCN had less games, and more polygons. The perspective on graphics seems like it has flipped, throughout the history of gaming.

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DualWielding

200. Posted:

it doesn't matter if people are right or wrong on calling Nintendo games kiddie, the point is that there are lots of people out there who do not find them appealing... different people like different types of games.... Nintendo needs to try to cater to all audiences, either by getting third party support like other consoles or by diversifying their first party portfolio to include games that appeal to different audiences...... not everybody likes games with cartoony graphics, just like not everybody like games with realistic graphics, some people want story on their games and other people just want arcade style gameplay and in my opinion, most people like different types of games at different times depending on their mood..... the idea is that you should not be forcing people to choose you need to offer a console that have games of all kinds.......

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