Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently did an interview with the LA Times where he discussed Nintendo's focus on creating games which entertain, as opposed to simply trying to be "cool".
He even went on to say that Nintendo should have a genre of their own.
Nintendo isn’t one simple element of an overall gaming industry. I really think there needs to be a Nintendo genre, that’s almost its own entity.
Why even try to be "cool" when you can be fun, odd and goofy?
It’s not that I don’t like serious stories or that I couldn’t make one, but currently in the video game industry you see a lot of game designers who are working really hard to make their games seem really cool. For a lot of us at Nintendo, it’s difficult to decide what cool is. In fact, it’s a lot easier for us to laugh at ourselves. It’s almost as if we’re performers. Our way of performing is by creating these fun, odd and goofy things.
We have to say that it is refreshing that Nintendo are still staying true to their vision of creating fun and innovative experiences for us gamers. That makes them "cool" in our eyes even if they weren't really trying to be. As always, let us know your thoughts below.