Ill be honest, I cant stand playing zelda anymore. I try, but its just the same thing over and over and over. It was a great change on the N64, but every game after that was more or less a repeat. The gameplay has become a bit too repetative, they need to mix it up a bit. Right now, each zelda game pretty much repeats itself. Link starting off again from day one, only to have to get back all those weapons and skills as before, traversing the same gameplay like dungeons doing it all over again. A good sequel builds off of where one story left off and another begins, but right now the zelda franchise is in a state of ground hogs day. It just repeats.Originally Posted by fatalorgasm92
As for paper mario... its horrible in my opinion. I miss the days when they worked with square to release mario rpg. And then there was a sequel planned for mario rpg, but ninty let another company develope it, and then paper mario was born. A far cry from mario rpg, but still better than the wii paper mario which has turned even more so into a simple side scroller than an rpg. I have to say also, the paper mario franchise is fairly butt ugly in terms of style. The mario rpg type of game with luigi as well for the gba is what they should have built upon.
Metriod is alright, its definately got style. I feel theres someething lacking in the franchise now as well. Its almost as most of the nintendo franchises are relying on their characters to sell rather than build upon the games. It seems to fall again in a state of repitition. Which is not bad if thats what you want. I have to say though, it seems metroid is the most advanced of the ninty franchises to date.
I agree with you that Ninty games are not down the toilet yet, and they have had some great titles. But also with Gamercon in that the franchises are focusing on the characters to sell and not new gameplay. I miss the days of the NES and Super NES when gameplay innovation and sequel growth, quality, were key to selling a title. Now its based of image saturation and franchise names.