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Top Five Game Characters That Need To Retire

Gamesta writes: Let’s face it! When a video game series sells enough copies of a game, the developer realizes that they might have a real success story on their collective hands. Sometimes a few gems come out with one great main character, stars in a few games, rounds out his or her epic tale and then he or she is put to bed and only lives on in our hearts and dreams as a memorable time that we will treasure forever. Sometimes though, a game company will realize that as long as they keep kicking out games, raving children of the world will whine and complain until their parents cave and spend their hard-earned money to quiet the shrill cry of their little ones. Then (and no one is more guilty of this video game sin than Nintendo) these beloved characters of our past are re-released about four hundred times to squeeze every last cent out of them. So, for the uninitiated, I have compiled a list of five of the characters that need to retire and play Canasta until they die.

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NYC_Gamer2254d ago

Nintendo needs to invest into a whole new line up of characters/franchises

ape0072254d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

diagree here, Nintendo characters= Classic and stood the test of time, does nintendo need to create new characters: YES, does nintendo old characters lost magic : NO

I cannot wait for SMASH BROS WIIU and MARIO KART WIIU, can't wait to see nintendos magic in HD with good online capabilities

bahabeast2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

the onli thing nintendo need to do with thier characters is give them voices. and it will be like all new people sonic deffinately but i dnt know why tomb raider is thier she has been on vacation already she is about to make a return. hasnt been shining since ps1 days

omarzy2253d ago

"Then (and no one is more guilty of this video game sin than Nintendo) these beloved characters of our past are re-released about four hundred times to squeeze every last cent out of them"

OUR past? Why can't it be the past of the people of this generation as well? Any game that can last over two decades does not need to retire because the demand is high enough generation after generation. Same reason Final Fantasy is still around. Yes it is all about money, but people are still happy to get the games regardless. It would be a crime against gaming to take away characters that have lasted from the 80's until the HD cinematic era with no voices, a timeless formula, and starting off the new generation of gamers and still satisfy the old fans.

MattyG2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

I couldn't have said it better myself. Not only have the characters stood the test of time, but the older games as well. I just played the original Zelda for the first time and it was fantastic. I had more fun exploring in it than I have in most current gen games. To retire Mario or Link, the forefathers of console gaming, would be a terrible, terrible mistake.

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