RAGE RANT: I want some remake reprieve, please. I LOVED this game, but I played it into the ground, then I even replayed it as wii-ware. I don't need to hear: " . . . still the same game you played all those years ago." These companies need to start actually creating new ips or all new entries. Plus, personally, if you are going to release a system on rehashes, at least make it great ones. We don't need Pilotwings, Animal Crossing 4.0, or Starfox 64 (loved that too, don't need it again, make a new one). How about, I dunnnnooooooo, Pikmin, or a new Fire Emblem, orrrrr, even a portable Brawl? Come on!!! EDIT: Oh yeah, and didn't they release the DS over 5 years ago with an N64 remake at launch? It just feels a little cheap.
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I am still not sold on the console experience in a handheld. I like a handheld experience in my handheld. I use it on the train, bus, when I don't have a book handy at night, when my wife is watching something obnoxious, etc. I don't use it to immerse myself in a blockbuster console experience(and I don't think most purchasers of handhelds do either). I think both upcoming handhelds are pushing this console experience thing, whether they say so or not. If I want an immersive console experience I will fire up the PS3 or 360. They're getting dangerously close to having their handhelds be competitors, or at least viable alternatives, to their consoles, really. I think I will be sticking with DS and PSP long past both 3DS and NGP release dates. Oh, and one more reason I am skeptical NGP dude; if they would actually put out some effing PSP games I would be more into NGP - I can't believe I'm still having title-finding problems after 3 years of ownership. If they can't move enough units, again, then developers won't be able to justify production costs, again, and there will be a very weak catalog bolstered by a few smash hits a year and a nice port here and there. Not enough for a nice sustained onwnership. I mean, my PSP has been modded, yes, bad me, and is practically a PS1 emulation machine as I wait months between interesting titles.
@KingofOldSkool - you could not be more correct sir. Also, you hit the nail on the head regarding rushing out the big guns. They are throwing out 1st party big guns hastily because they know what's at stake, and just like you said, and the numbers say, if the Wii-gimmick fans disappeared, the Wii would be in a very difficult 3rd place, like their previous 2 consoles. [RIP SNES! Much Love!] To me, it smacks of fear, interestingly enough considering that the Wii practically prints hundred dollar bills.
Boys, boys. I know Nintendo isn't competing with PS3 or 360. But that is new to this generation. They were losing badly with the N64 and the Gamecube. They knew they couldn't win using the major titles and a small handful of 3rd parties formula. So, they took a bold risk. They went for this new and nebulous casual crowd. It's making them boat loads of money. And it gives them a larger outlet to release certain products to. HOWEVER, take away Wii Sports, Wii Play, Wii Fit, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii Fit Plus and Wii has sold fewer titles than 360! What does that tell you about them as a gaming company? They are living on a gimmick right now and this iteration of the Nintendo console is just as weak as N64 and Gamecube were. All I can say for them is that the the whole Wii-xercise fad better not fade or they are right back where they were. And where they still are as console makers imho, 3rd place.
My overall point is that 1) Nintendo has about 3 ips I love 2) I don't want to buy more Nintendo consoles in the future based off 3 ips and very slim pickings in decent 3rd parties - and then only later in a console's life, it happened with N64, Gamecube, and now even worse with Wii [I get a handful of half decent games through the life of the entire console that are not ninentdo ips] 3) therefore I wish Wii would fail and Nintedo would go the way of Sega. I don't need some great reasoning for it, it's a WISH. Your opinion doesn't really count there. Lastly, I just want to pick on it. And you don't like that, boo hoo. Still every single thing you have said just says again: "You're right Malefactor, Wii is losing the "gamer" market." Which is probably my most identifiable point. If you want to credit me and a handful of forum junkies with the failure of Wii to grab the gamer market then you aren't thinking too deeply. Gamers aren't buying the games because a lot of them stopped paying attention to wii. There is nothing to really argue against, I don't know why you keep coming back to me. Clever rehashed bit about the achievements, although it doesn't diminish the added value that attracts consumers. You're bitter, aren't you? Anyhow, bottom line in that aspect; achievements, trophies, online services, ie home, xboxlive, and all of their attached services enhance the product. They just do. Not much too it. Most people agree with me. Sorry if you hate it.
Wow, rottenwood, you presume much and know little. That's the second time you have made ridiculous deductive leaps. Nevermind. Yes I didn't enjoy 3 games that I decided to review - I tend to comment on the crappy ones. Well, case closed, I guess you know all about my gaming preferences and my games library. Excellent work! Honestly though, are you being obtuse on purpose to pull my chain? Anyhow, Nintendo is becoming a creature of mixed creation. No, the consumer doesn't solely create what a company becomes - you cannot really think that? Anyhow, pubilshers do follow sales trends and demographics, but the relationship is more complex than you might make it out. 3rd party "classic" game developers are already jumping ship based on some of those same numbers --they make more money on other systems.
And by all 3, I suppose you mean Sony, MS and Nintendo, aren't the same. You don't make sense, about the whole actually spend their money thing . . . blah, don't waste the day, etc. I spend a lot of money on gaming, decisively, and so do most of my friends and lots of gamers. The games we like didn't just stop selling in some zero-sum game you have imagined up in which casual gaming is the only solution. Most of the "games for gamers" I guess you would call them, are alive, well, and selling wonderfully, because we, you know, buy them?? They just aren't on Wii, or the ones that are came too little and too late. I am pretty much right about this. Don't be so sensitive. Besides, you're making my argument for me, there is no audience for that stuff on Wii anymore. If there were, they would have bought the games! Tah-dah! And for the record I didn't say anything about people who like dance or exercise video entertainment.
Yes, the message is clear to Nintendo; too little too late. If they had more support during launch and the following year or so, then maybe they would have done better with gamers? Anyhow, it's not "some bizzaro principle." Nothing came out on Wii for a long time that interested us. It's true. We mostly started focusing on 360 and PS3. By the time Nintendo got some 3rd party support, nobody cared, or sold their wii's to gameshops. And I guess it makes me lazy [?!] because I don't want to bother hooking my wii back up to play a few half-decent titles? Not lazy, just not interested enough anymore. I have other things I am playing on other systems, and they keep coming, and with better product support, I don't know achievements, trophies, online community???