Nothing is wrong with Nintendo, there is just something wrong with people. Nintendo has rightfully stuck to their roots and with their characters and didn't feel the need to change them in order to please this generation. Their games have always been fun and will always be fun. Plus, no one beats them in handheld gaming. No one.
Its not because of graphic or anything like that. Anyone who says a console is bad because the graphics arent good should be shunned from whatever argument he's trying to start. The problem with nintendo is that They're ignorant. They dont ever ever listen to their fans; and don't say they do because if they did, the Wii-U wouldn't exist right now, they wouldnt be suing LPers on youtube, they would actually have good sales, and people wouldnt be bashing them for such rot.
Graphics mean nothing to me, I actually prefer games who use stylized graphics as opposed to the "real is brown" ideal. It's why I'm wasting my life right now with the newest Sim City; it looks as almost if the city can be grabbed and physically played with, yet at the same time I can still see it as a fun-filled cartoonish setting (Maxis games were never "realistic" to begin with)... But I'm clearly talking about EA and their minion companies, not the Big N...
The problem with Nintendo as I look at it is this; they've got the power to create stunning, innovative games, but they waste it on pandering to nostalgia that some of us have outgrown. Sure, Super Mario Bros. is a fun game, but just how many times did Princess Peach get captured again now? Why doesn't Mario and Luigi actually have more depth to their character? Why is everything so shallow?
I don't need massive explosions or sex to get a "mature" game. I want to see characters develop and change as I help them on their quests. I'm still upset that there hasn't been a proper sequel to Starfox Assault, rather they just spam the crap out of Starfox 64 because of the nostalgic value of it. And of course people pay high amounts of money for that... But I just get tired of just doing the same thing over and over again, especially when there's no way for me to share my experiences or stats with other players.
Of course, I still play Pokemon, but I'm just as grizzled and tired of that as with the Mario games. No matter how many new Pokemon show up or how fancy the region may be, I'm still forced to play as this stupid kid who fights 8 gym leaders and some band of criminals whilst discovering the legendary Pokemon and defeating the elite 4 and champion... All without any kind of extra content in the end to actually make the game worthwhile except more fighting against random trainers... It's just tiring and repetitive.
So that's why I did the apparently terrible thing and picked up MMORPGs, FPSs, and got back into the Sandbox/Sim games... At least with multiplayer games, I can goof around with friends, and a sim can always let me try out new challenges... But I've done pretty much everything with the rather childish characters to the point there's absolutely nothing else I can do with them... That's why I kind of lost faith in Nintendo for.
I think they're pushing this whole "casual gaming" thing a bit too far, if you ask me. The Gamecube was a phenomenal system with games that were intended for gamers, not casual players or people expecting "mature" content, and with the Wii and now the Wii U, they've been ignoring what was once their most loyal market. It's been making them crazy amounts of money and keeping them alive at least, but I wish things would go back to how they were where there were oodles of AAA first-party titles available.
1. We're in a generation where it's expected that your games look nice. True, you can't judge a book by it's cover, but at the same time, when your competition looks good, one would think an easy way to compete would be graphics. If only just that graphics.
2. People grow up. Nintendo does not. We become more mature, and want that from our games, so people tend to shy away from a lot of Nintendo stuff because it's just not reaching that more mature level--and it's not violence that I'm talking about. We want a deeper storyline than "Go save the Princess because *spoiler alert* Bowser got her...AGAIN!"
Storylines like some of the Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts, Tales, etc. that really make you think about what happens in these worlds/choices you make. Legend of Zelda is up there in that it realm as is Metroid, but those are the few titles (I can't think of anymore,) that Nintendo pushes that are more mature. They could stand to focus on more games, and take more risks with upping their level on these types of things.
I have nothing against Nintendo. It was the NES, Gameboy, and SNES is what got me into playing games in the first place. The only thing that Nintendo screw-up on was putting the E-card feature for Super Mario Bros Advance 4(Which is a port for the Super Mario Bros 3), I can never play the extra levels without the use of an E-Reader that I didn't want to waste my money on, especially for just one game. Other that that, Nintendo has provided really great games for me to play.
It's funny because in my teen years, I considered graphics to be everything! Today I value story and fun gameplay more than anything, Nintendo to me really emphasizes on those qualities. I regret not giving it the attention it deserved back in the day, missing out on certain classics. The problem I have with a lot of games today outside of Nintendo is there seems to be a lack of innovation and creativity, it's mostly a collection of FPS or Skyrim themed rpg's (nothing wrong with rpg's mind you!), while Nintendo on the other hand continues to create new and exciting ideas that push the envelope of what potential fun games can be!
Mother 3 came out a long time ago. Blizzard made those Viking games years ago -- but now all they make are Skinner boxes. Valve used to make games, now they're focused on Steam and Steambox. What you did once doesn't account for what you're doing in the present.
It's 2013. It took less than seven years for THQ to go from being a big company to being ripped apart for spare pieces and IPs. Nintendo is just a big company as well, like many other companies, and their increasing tone deafness is getting worrying.
No... that's at least not what I'm thinking when I say Super Mario Galaxy is sugar being poured down my throat. It's that I can think of perfectly good young audience aimed media that manages to not be Saw but also be engaging -- Rachet & Clank comes to mind in terms of non-Nintendo IPs, and Toy Story is a great example in movies. Making everything sugar coated happy is just as bad as making everything Gears of War.
Because they're not saturated with enough FPS games, Racing games and games that involve slaughtering someone into a blood-soaked mess every five minutes and therefore that makes Nintendo bad But to be fair, the popularity of game genres varies between decades, the kinds of games Nintendo does even now would have killed in the 90's for instance but they aren't relevant to the majority of gaming audiences interests today which do seem to be what I sarcastically poked at above.
I for one like how Nintendo stuck with the kinds of games that made me like them in the first place. Contradictory to my age, I'd much rather play Mario over Halo or Call of Duty anyday. But I'm not representative of the majority of gamers (at least those old enough to be working and able to afford to buy their consoles and games themselves ) and as long as any company doesn't provide what the majority wants - which in this time period, is hyper-real graphics, flawless online connectivity and as much guns and blood as possible - then it is always gonna be up for bashing
I have a Wii, but I'd much rather have a Xbox or PS3. Why don't I just by an Xbox or PS3? Cause I have to spend my money on more important stuff. Anyway, the Wii has a TON of crappy games made only for kids and casual gamers. They only have a handful of good games. That's probably why people hate Nintendo.
They've lost all substance in every game and abandoned the games that could do better. They're a horrible bland company with stupid cocksucking fans that never demand better and eat up the same recycled garbage while having the audacity of putting themselves above Call of Duty fans when they are just as bad if not worse.
I don't hate them because their consoles have been shit. I hate them because they're so massive now that they don't even care. They dont even try to make games work on their console which they've done frequently in the past. They feign creativity and innovation, but it's really just dumbed down games with bright colors at full price for the stupid people that think they actually care about making something unique.
They don't. That was over after the GameCube. The era when Nintendo "fans" cried because Nintendo actually TRIED new things.
What I meant was I agree with some of what you said, but not all of them.
Whilst I agree that everyone blindly loves every Mario and Zelda game churned out even if they aren't, I don't think that they are doing it because they can't think of anything else, just because most fans want them and like them. Besides, for the most part, they tend to be at least average. I've yet to play a game from Nintendo's flagship series' that is offensively bad
As for the thing about their charging full price, not really. I don't know . about the WiiU, but if I go into a game shop, even new Wii and 3DS games are usually £25-£30, whilst X360 and PS3 games are usually about £30-£40.
A problem I do have with price is that the enormous amount of third party shovelware that plague Nintendo's consoles is still £30. Seeing good games no-one will buy the same price as crappy ones that unwitting parents will is really annoying.
And finally, although I would count myself as a 'Nintendo Fan' I suppose, because I own a few of their consoles, I don't suck cocks actually
oh and another thing i dont like bout nintendo cuz when they do make a good game (like legendary starfy etc) they ignore it like it dosent even exist the only nintendo games of modernish era i love is mother 3 (which is the most mature nintendo has ever gotten next to metroid prime) kid icarus uprising and i know this game is kiddie but kirbys return to dreemland (cuz it actualy had some effot put into its level design and music and had fun co op i just wish nintendo would make more games with effot put into them and i hope pikmin 3 dosent suck cuz im a pikmin fanboy and if they ruin it ill have nomore respect for nintendo
yeah im still waiting for a starfox game atleats there making pikmin 3 and they finally made a kid icaru game but yeah nintendo need to stop milking matio he isnt gunna sav nintendo i like kirby but there now starting to milk him atleats zelda does have alot of good games and isnt as dumbed down as people think i do have a ps3 and xbox and i do think there better but they aint the worst company out there