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The Nintendo Indifference? 94

Posted by simoniker
from the vicious-mario-slander-or-intervention? dept.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing to a new Nintendojo editorial entitled 'The Nintendo Indifference' This noticably bitter editorial on the state of the Big N begins: "I bought my GameCube with the expectation of the delivery of the promise of innovation, and you failed to deliver. Worst of all, I don't forget. Because of your misleading statements, it's time for a reckoning, Nintendo. You owe me." Has Nintendo really "failed to be innovative as a first party developer for their console", or did the writer of this editorial just get out of bed on the wrong side?
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The Nintendo Indifference?

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  • Or is it ignoramii?

    Anyway, the guys fails to look at the fact that the concentration of original games is higher than that of the other systems.
    He calls Mario Sunshine a crappier version of Mario 64... what the hell? Sunshine is a great game, and has a cool angle to it. I mean, c'mon, how many games do you see that have you spray the enemies with water and clean up sludge?
    Wind Waker is another great game. I'm perplexed as to how he feels it is the same as OoT or MM... neither had sailing, the enemy AI was levels below WW, no droppable weapons, I could go on for a while.
    Metroid Prime. So its a sequel. Its a brilliantly executed sequel. The only "fps" I'll ever play on a console.
    As stated, Animal Crossing and Pikmin stand on their own.

  • Re:The guy is right (Score:2, Informative)

    by Snowspinner (627098) <> on Tuesday June 03, 2003 @10:25PM (#6111847) Homepage
    And yet I would rather have just Wind Waker than 10 games for the XBox.

    Quality > Quantity any day of the week. And Nintendo, while it has many flaws (Arrogance being the biggest), cannot seriously be accused of not putting out brilliant games.
  • Just another troll (Score:2, Informative)

    by matlokheed (602233) on Wednesday June 04, 2003 @08:18AM (#6114152)
    Really. If you wanted to see this editorial it probably would've been just as easy to go to one of the Gamecube boards on gamefaqs ( Then just look for a "Nintendo sucks" topic and you're all set. The only thing that makes this significant is because this is an editorial on Nintendojo which has always been a fairly decent source for Nintendo news.

    I won't even bother picking apart the article. That's already been done before and with he proves a point with his confused ramblings. To paraphrase Fry from Futurama, "People don't want innovative. They want the same thing over and over and over." Look at Nintendo's lineup.

    Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros Melee, Zelda: Wind Waker, and Luigi's Mansion have been the high selling games for the system. While each has innovation on its own, they each have flaws and ultimately are updates (though possibly big ones) to earlier games (except Luigi which is just too short). Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Eternal Darkness, the games with the unusual and innovative twists simply don't sell well.

    It's a shame, but that's how things are. The person who wrote that editorial is clearly cranky and clueless (which Xbox title is the innovative one? was it the generic FPS Halo or the non-generic but barely a game DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball?), but everyone is entitled to an opinion.
  • Lies! All Lies! (Score:2, Informative)

    by NintenDoctor (630435) on Wednesday June 04, 2003 @06:38PM (#6119847) Journal

    This guy is just another one of those whiners with nothing worthwhile to say. And while Burnout 2 is a very good racing game, to call it innovative is a total joke.

    Personally, I prefer a steady balance of new and old ideas. Innovation at the sake of entertainment is not a good idea, and I do not buy games just because they're the next big thing.

    If you're looking for something innovative on the 'Cube, get yourself a copy of the preview disc [] (supposedly, it's not for sale, but tell that to GameStop) and try Viewtiful Joe []. It's like a classic side-scrolling brawler, but better. Plus it's got bullet time, and it works really well. The look of it will surely turn off people such as our dear author, but playing the demo catapulted it to near the top of my list.

    Plus you get a demo of Wario Ware that's pretty cool too (haven't played the real thing yet).

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