And tomorrow I'll try and do what we always do, Pinky… try and take over the world! [fade to black]Originally Posted by Rolex
I missed it all in the melee that was the past few weeks, what happened? I may have to go on a search to see it…Originally Posted by Rolex
Some do, but many don't. I may not participate in many forums (I'd never get any work done otherwise, I'm a total forum whore), but I do read a lot of them and more than a handful of reactions in some places, as said, were almost word for word copies of last year over the various points of Wii Sports, Play etc. I'm not so much saying everyone who rallied against Fit didn’t get it, but there's so many out there who seem surprised by this strategy. Wii Sports is one of the most successful titles in gaming -especially for a new IP- did people think Wii Health (as it was known before) and Wii Music were just going to be silent 'let's sneak these out' events? Hell no. If Nintendo is hiring Nicole Kidman for Brain Training ads, the company sure as heck is going to make sure everyone knows about its titles that reach the same audience, because that's where the big bucks are. Yet there are some gamers who stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that as well as declaring Nintendo isn’t making hardcore games anymore, which clearly isn’t the case. In fact, Nintendo's big name game output is far more intelligent than it's been for a main format in a long time, given we're usually waiting in large gaps for them - getting Smash, Galaxy, Zelda, Metroid and Kart all within the same 16 months is unheard of.Originally Posted by Rolex
Would it be nice to know what the dev teams would have been working on if they weren't focusing on casual games? Yeah, totally. Maybe new IPs, or whatever. But the reality is, the market changes. I would have personally loved to have seen another large semi 2D Final Fantasy game to rival FFVI, or a Chrono Trigger title that matches the charm of the original, rather than see Square continue to create soulless 3D iterations that rarely come close to either of those opuses. But I could either sit around and moan about it all day, complaining that things aren't the same (which I would if it wasn't already my job ) or I can play the new games that I DO like and show my appreciation of those examples to give publishers the incentive to make more of those types. I personally think that gaming is getting more circular and biz savvy now, that old genres and game types will re-emerge over time anyway, so nothing is truly lost in one sense.
My statement was more aimed towards that sort of fan (ones who are now saying Wii Fit "probably wont sell" – HA!) more than anything, sorry it wasn’t as clear as I'd liked… that's the power of gin. A bit like Cilit Bang, but with less Barry Scott and more Lindsay Lohan. Or something
Reggie fears no man, woman, child or beast. A mere look from his eyes can commit genocide if he so wished. The only person who could go toe-to-tow with Reggie is Chuck Norris, and even then half the world wouldn’t survive the explosion of awesome.After all - if per-chance that any of the core titles revealed are below par then god help Reggie on the streets of **insert country here**
We should pray that day never comes.