Yeah Nintendo needs to lay off the young-kid oriented graphics, and we as Nintendo fans need to be the ones demanding this, OK?
So here we go:
Subject matter, content, story: all of these can be as youthful and silly as they wanna be as long as they're fun, but the GRAPHICS need to be left to those who can make a game atleast APPEAR to take itself seriously.
Put it this way: Young, kiddie gamers can easily appreciate and adopt a graphically awesome game. They'll never reject a title because the graphics are just TOO GOOD...
Older gamers on the other hand, HAVE already and will CONTINUE TO reject MANY games based on their ridicuolusly elementary and juvenile approach to appearance and presentation.
When I was young, in the days of the NES, no matter how stupid or pointless the plot was, it didn't matter. But I was ALWAY hoping for better graphics, and a more polished presentation....dig?