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MasterGraveheart

MasterGraveheart

Games were meant to be FUN.

Male, 28, United States

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Wed 4th November, 2009

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MasterGraveheart

#5

MasterGraveheart commented on New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Reveal...:

It would have to be someone /huge/. Third party, almost assuredly. While I'd love to see it be someone like Professor Layton, Simon Belmont, or Chrom, I think this character /could/ be someone who has appeared on Sony or Microsoft platforms. I'm /very/ interested, to say the least!

MasterGraveheart

#24

MasterGraveheart commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

Okay, let me clarify something for all of you once more.

Yes, Sony and Microsoft /do/ in fact pay third parties to favor them over Nintendo, but also over each other. Why do you think Sony and Microsoft each have "exclusive launch content" to offer? Unlike Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft's platforms cannot and will not self-sustain on first-party releases. Halo only made sure that the original X-Box wasn't a dismal failure. PlayStation only survived because third parties migrated over after being angry with Nintendo. These are not opinions, these are facts.

To date, Nintendo is the only console maker whose first party releases can not only self-sustain, but drive a company. They're the Disney of the video games industry. To carry that analogy further, Sony is the, well, Sony, of the games industry while Microsoft is the... oh... let's call them Universal. Some shady business practices to go along with some good and bad stuff.

Some Nintendo fans do need to get a grip. Sony and Microsoft aren't teaming up to gang up on Nintendo. They are, however, both going after Nintendo as they go after each other, especially Sony, who has huge gaming capital from the PS2 and Sony's other entertainment divisions, which they've scaled back on to focus more on games and movies. They have surplus capital too, but rather than save it, they use it to try and double down on their investments.

As for third parties, I think there's another reason for this delay, and again, it's Nintendo's own fault. How? By being too good at their own game. Third parties can't compete on a Nintendo platform against their first party offerings. Oh, they'll have their fans, maybe even technically be better in some regards, but the Nintendo mascot juggernaut really is unstoppable on their home field. Why? Because the people who bought the Nintendo system specifically are buying it specifically for what Nintendo has to offer. This is the nature of Nintendo nowadays.

Sony and Microsoft system owners, on the other hand, generally buy it for services and performance. Maybe there's a franchise or two they want to keep at, say, Halo or whatever Naughty Dog is doing, but they'll buy it just for that performance upgrade, like it were just their next car or computer, which is what game systems are rapidly becoming, dumbed down computers.

As for me? Being someone who doesn't like having multiple consoles, long story there, I made a choice a long time ago. Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Kid Icarus, Punch-Out, F-Zero, Star Fox, & Pokémon, or Halo, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Spyro, ModNation Racers, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Kameo, Banjo-Kazooie, and probably that Beyond Good & Evil sequel? I've always had the most fun with Nintnedo systems and that's where I pledge my allegiance. I couldn't imagine gaming without Nintendo, so I'm sticking with them to the bitter end for either one of us.

And, honestly? I think companies are dreading the day Nintendo goes multi-platform or third-party. Why? Because they'll reach their biggest audience they ever have, their characters will effectively become immortal, and virtually every game they ever made will become another little gold mine waiting to happen for them. Will it happen? Yes, I think it will. And in our lifetimes. But only because I think everyone will go multi-platform for the universal gaming medium in whatever form it takes.

...and, hey, if there's something I /really/ want that isn't on a Nintendo platform, I can always look for it on Steam. ;)

MasterGraveheart

#30

MasterGraveheart commented on Nintendo Has "Great Games" But Is Facing A "St...:

Nintendo gets the most out of their games because they're the masters of the hardware they put it on. They know all the ins and outs of it, they can get out of it, and they know how to harness it to maximum efficiency. Using someone else's hardware brings inert limitations that I don't think Nintendo wants any part of.

I'd suggest partnering with a major tech developer to make their next system so the third parties will be happy, yet their still be masters of their own hardware. An outside tech developer would help them come up to a modern standard while also maintaining the inside knowledge of what makes their hardware tick.

MasterGraveheart

#32

MasterGraveheart commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

Aw, c'mon, guys. Luigi's Mansion is Luigi's own series. At least call it "Luigi & Mario's Mansion." ;)

I propose Pokémon Universe for the Wii U, which would have 'mon exclusive by region... in the real world, encouraging international trading.

Japan/Australia: Kanto/Johto
United States: Sinnoh/Unova
Europe: Hoenn/Kalos

Same map, same story, just different 'Mon to capture in-game.

MasterGraveheart

#36

MasterGraveheart commented on Notch "Not Aware of Any Plans" for Minecraft o...:

Notch will /never/ work on a game for a Nintendo platform. Him "<3'ing" Nintendo is just PR to prevent hate. Everyone has done it and what has everyone who claims to have loved Nintendo actually /done/ for Nintendo? And I mean those who aren't 1st or 2nd party for Nintendo.

MasterGraveheart

#42

MasterGraveheart commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Ninte...:

He has a point, although i do think movements like Operation Rainfall do give companies a little nudge to act. Whether its enough remains to be seen. Operation Rainfall, obviously, was successful. But how about Operation Moonfall? 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3? Or Starman.net for EarthBound? Success with this is a wide spectrum. From yes, to eventually, to maybe, to no. All movements like this are worthwhile for a worthy cause, even if they fall on deaf ears in the end. It at least lets companies know what kinds of games they want.

And hey, we're getting Monolithsoft's X out of the deal now! :)