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theplotlessplot

theplotlessplot

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#1

theplotlessplot commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, SaysÂ...:

@Einherjar I'm not saying that making amiibo was a bad decision. I think it was a great move and it's paying off, money-wise. I do feel that Nintendo has been focusing a lot (maybe a bit too much) on amiibo and amiibo-related functionality, as of late.

There are no new exciting 2015 titles on Wii U. Super Mario Maker, Yoshi and StarFox, although pretty amazing, were all already expected. In 2016 we have Zelda and...not a lot more. It feels like they're winding down Wii U development and focusing on NX, which might be a good thing, if the new console can regain third-party support.

But, yeah, Nintendo has been having the tendency to be underwhelming lately. We're expecting AC for Wii U and we get a digital board game. We're hoping for a new Metroid for Wii U and we get a co-op spin-off for the 3DS. It seems like they are out of sync with the fans that are keeping their business alive.

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#2

theplotlessplot commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, SaysÂ...:

@Einherjar They have the resources to focus on making kickass new IPs and also invest greatly on reviving old ones. It's a great thing that Nintendo makes games like they used to and that it also has mascots, and all that jazz, but when your console only sells 10 million units in almost 3 years, that means absolutely nothing. When you spend more time peddling amiibo instead of announcing new and exciting games, you know you have a problem.

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#3

theplotlessplot commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, SaysÂ...:

@Mr_Action Same here! I'm in love with Woolly World and will be getting it on day one. Nintendo needs more stuff like Woolly World, Splatoon, etc. Less gimmicky hardware and more genuinely original games! I wish they focus on having a great piece of hardware in their next generation, with zero-to-no gimmicks, and just focus all their R&D on games. I hate that I have to have two consoles in order to get the best Nintendo games AND third-party games. Nintendo has the resources to make this right and I'm starting to think that it's only a question of blind company pride.

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#4

theplotlessplot commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, SaysÂ...:

I also don't find it funny when Reggie (and other Nintendo execs) straight up disregard or criticize their competition (e.g. Reggie's laughable comments on VR) and say things like "what fans want and say doesn't affect what we do". That is just messed up.

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#5

theplotlessplot commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, SaysÂ...:

I don't think putting new ideas in old-franchise packaging in an attempt to lure both new and veteran players will work. As a huge fan of Metroid Prime, I thought associating Federation Force with the name "Metroid Prime" was a horrible marketing strategy. They could create a new Metroid "branch" for this kind of game, without "tainting" the Prime series.

I do think Nintendo needs to heed this kind of advice and the success of games like "Splatoon" and "Code Name S.T.E.A.M." is proof of that. They need to stop living in the past and stop clinging to their old franchises. There's nothing wrong with reviving old stuff once in a while, but when you only stick to Mario, your fans start to lose interest. I loved the first-party diversity in the age of the N64 and NGC (even though those consoles were not huge commercial successes). Where's F-Zero, 1080Âş Snowboarding, Wave Racer, etc? Where are Retro's games? Where are the Rare-like studios that Nintendo should have created to fill in that gap?

Nintendo takes huge risks with hardware, but I wish they'd start doing the same with software.

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#6

theplotlessplot commented on Looks Like Batman: Arkham Origins Isn't Gettin...:

It looks like Nintendo's decision to leave the multiplayer framework and systems up to the developers is coming back to bite it (and us) in the donkey. Nintendo should've just created a LIVE or PSN-like service with its own servers, capable of hosting multiplayer games. Instead, they chose the "it's up to the developers" route and now we're all suffering for it. This is one (of many, I guess) multiplatform title that I won't be playing on Wii U. I love my Wii U, but this is another nail on the console's coffin.