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Friday, July 13, 2012

Nintendo Won't be Making an FPS, Apparently (According to the Media) That Means Nintendo is Stuck in the Past

Earlier this week Satoru Iwata (president of Nintendo) said: "You shouldn't be expecting Call of Duty-like games to be offered from Nintendo. For that type of game my belief is that, if there are companies out there who can do this very well, then instead of us try to do it this, or to compete with them, it would be better to have them do it on our platforms, so to invite them and to support them to offer this kind of entertainment on our platform" (Source: Independent).

That sounds like a good idea to me, but apparently not making an FPS, according to some of the media, means Nintendo is stuck in the past and doesn't make Hardcore games: "So if there's anything truly 'hardcore' (meaning: not including Mario or the likes) on the Wii U, it will have to come from third parties" (Source: Fragland) and "This Examiner doesn't blame Nintendo to sticking with what they know. For Nintendo, Mario and Zelda has been their bread and butter and why they may push innovation in one department, they're franchises are stuck in the past. It doesn't make them bad games, it means that if you've played on [sic] Mario or Zelda game, you've played them all"(Source: Examiner) .

How can sticking to your morals and choosing not to compete in a genre that's filled with highly popular games like of Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, and Tom Clancy, in (in my opinion) a genre that's not very innovative make Nintendo stuck in the past and not hardcore? Dude, Nintendo is the one least in the past: they are making a new high-tech console, while Microsoft and Sony are still insisting that 6-7 year old tech is still high-tech, not to mention that Zelda: Skyward Sword uses high-tech motion controls.

Though I agree that the first Zelda and Zelda: Skyward Sword are the almost exactly the same (same with Mario). . . . okay, that was me being sarcastic--I don't really agree with that. Just play Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, or any other Mario games, and you will see that they are not almost the same (same with Zelda).

1 comment:

  1. Oh joy! Apparently; to be hardcore, you must only play hundreds of FPS with blood and gore and killing to be part of the group. No thank you. Suddenly; the casuals don't sound so bad.

    Apparently; Nintendo Land's use of the two joystick system in the Animal Crossing ride (the same system FPS' had and gamers swear by is the only way to play them.) is considered stuck in the past. How many games that are not FPS use that system? Seriously; I would like to know.

    Never mind that the industry in general has swamped that genre for years and that when Nintendo tried that tact before (Goldeneye, Perfect Dark before the RARE buyout, Geist, and maybe a few others) and the closest thing we got to a success is Goldeneye. Screw them!!

    If Nintendo really wants to be hardcore; how about making original RPGS and ANY traditional genre games that aren't FPS. The games Capcom used to make; but don't because they bought into the hardcore poison. I would like it if SquareEnix would realize how Final Fantasy was a success and stop trying to make it into an action RPG which would be better suited to Secret of Mana.

    Hey; why are people complaining about Nintendo not making hardcore games. These are the same people who blast Nintendo for swamping third parties for software in general. I thought having hardcore games from third parties was a good idea since it means Nintendo doesn't make them and outsell everyone because it has the publisher's name on them.

    But then again; I'm a Nintendo fanboy (and mark #1); what do I know about quality games?! Just remember this; I played Playstation 1 and 2 games before. The problem with those systems is not the software, it was the crappy hardware which was a reason why I have never bought from Sony or Microsoft again. You can get away with bad software sometimes because of the amount of experiences having more software. But crappy hardware will hurt your reputation a lot more.

    Indeed; even old fashioned Nintendo at least has embraced the present and has the money and resources to pull it off. Microsoft and Sony are still stuck in 2001-2006 and cannot get out of it despite the number of idiotic posts these journalist try to make. Hey; how about waiting until Sony and Microsoft announce the specs for both systems OFFICIALLY before you start writing Wii U off as weak?


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