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Game Freak are Wrong to NOT Make a Pokemon Wii U Game

Charlie writes:

"This is dating back a couple of years ago, but it just had to be brought back up in hopes that Game Freak actually do think “these are good ideas, let’s actually make one if so many people want it”. Junichi Masuda, who is the co-founder of Game Freak, had once said “I think the Pokemon core series is always going to be with handheld hardware, in the future as well.” Well, sorry to disappoint you Junichi, but that’s where you couldn’t be more wrong."

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EcoSos31283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

No they are NOT wrong, and the ideas you said the game would have to be bigger then skyrim that will kill pokemon.

Because people would not buy any other game as this one would include everything they want in it, even more if it has online matches pokemon game will stop selling from that moment on. I'm one of those people that would say why buy another when this one has all I want.

Kran1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

So... what you're saying... is that the franchise is being milked? Since a console game would stop all other Pokemon games? Well ok then :/ You're also saying the devs wont be able to do anything else new with Pokemon should my ideas be made, meaning you dont have much faith in the devs either and you also believe they are using the same design concept over and over?

THATS what i got from you there.

Irishguy951283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

It's both a smart and stupid move

Good: It will sell Wii-U's

Bad:
1: Way more costly to produce, Nintendo already sell millions and millions. This game would not bring in the overall profits of the handheld versions.

2: Forever reduce the handheld version and make them redundant

No doubt it would be a great step in the series for US gamers. But not for nintendo. Not at all.

Also, no "ou're also saying the devs wont be able to do anything else new with Pokemon should my ideas be made, meaning you dont have much faith in the devs either an"

That's not what he's saying, he's saying if they made a perfect one on the Wii-U, not as much people would buy the vastly inferior handheld version which they get millions if not billions on already. They would have to keep improving on the Wii-U one too, costing more and more to keep up and hoping people will keep at it.

What they have now is a Cod type game. Milk milk milk with minor improvements and little effort put into it, the produce two games at once, all the time(Blue/red, silver/gold etc) with a stupid gimmick of 'catching em all' which actually makes some people buy both the versions. It's hugely profitable and to risk that on a Wii-U game is a stupid business move.

IF Pokemon ever stops selling as much, then it would be a good business move to redo the entire game and retake interest. But that is not happening, Pokemon sells **** loads.

RFornillos41283d ago

if they make the Pokemon U to have cross play features with the 3DS much like what Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is doing (and perhaps enhance more on it), it will certainly keep both markets alive (3DS-Wii U co-op multiplayer, share saves, share pokemons, etc).

recent news about merging of divisions for console and handheld may also point to the possibility that Nintendo is looking into "merging" their markets in the future too, a handheld and console at the same time. they may release a gamepad that can independently play 3DS games and/or eShop games, and can be used as controller also for the U or U2 also.

EddieNX 1283d ago

Pokemon would be awesome on Wiiu and would probably be in their best interest to have console versions of games with the same gameplay formula that can link with Handhelds.

I'm quite happy with Pokemon X and Y on 3DS tbh though...

AWBrawler1282d ago

console defeats the purpose of trading, and I'm sure streetpass and spot pass will have good uses. can't do that with a console

Blastoise1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

3DS sales > Wii U sales

They're not wrong. It's this reason there are more Pokemon games on DS than on Wii. And Gamecube for that matter.

Handhelds are very successful for them, plus they have a portable trade thing going on with them. Hence two games with each new generation, you're supposed to trade.

They should make a game on the Wii U though, but keep the main series on DS.

iamnsuperman1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

I personally think it suits the mobile market better. I mean I wouldn't want to sit at home in front of a big tv playing Pokemon (my preference I know other would disagree). I wouldn't mind playing Pokemon on the go where I don't need to invest much thought/extend periods of time playing it and I can stop and start quite easily. The way pokemon is designed (to me) suits the handheld market.

christheredhead1283d ago

I would have to disagree. They should make it for whatever hardware they want, its their IP after all.

Plus, the Wii U is barely 3 months old so it might be a little to early to judge what titles are releasing in the future.

Yodagamer1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

I don't see why anyone would want a pokemon rpg, they are pretty much made to be played in short burst. A pokemon mmo would probably be better for a console setting.

Kran1283d ago

A pokemon MMO is "sort of" what I was going for, only its on the Wii U.

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