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Submitted by MediaStinger 898d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo at E3 2013: Quickly Becoming A New Tradition of Disappointment

MediaStinger: "Nintendo had a pre-taped broadcast right before E3 started to make sure that absolutely nothing could go wrong. And in a sign of true desperation, Nintendo will be only having a few third-party exclusives like Bayonetta 2 and is once again rehashing all of their most popular franchises to try to keep the dying console alive… for now." (E3, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Wii U)

CaptainYesterday  +   898d ago
I think the Nintendo fans are pretty happy with what they showed, personally I was hoping for that big surprise title but that didn't happen. I really wish Nintendo would go grab a ton of Indies and also go find some Indie studios to work on existing Nintendo ips or even create a new ip.
Aceman18  +   897d ago
I had no problems with it they showed me 3 titles I would definitely get without hesitation in

Mario 3D Land
Zelda WW HD

And two maybes in
Donkey Kong

The rest I wasn't too interested in, but for others its great for them.
bullymangLer  +   897d ago
infamous gameplay for the ps4 was so freakin rad

but nintendo = bayonetta gameplay damn outrageous boss fights and gamepad stylus controlls that amazingly work!, and new Donkey Kong game damn sweet original IMMERSIVE bLasting gameplay and fuzzy hairs the DK, and Monolith soft X makes developers jelous ha!, smash bros = megaman? yeah, Wonderful 101 new INTUATIVE gamepad mechanics, mario kart 8 plays next GEN, pikmin 3 plays next GEN etc etc

nintendo did better than the rest except for their underwhelming new mario wiiU game poop

microsoft = generic caca

= Nintendo did better than ALL < fact
gk07  +   897d ago
i wanted to see metroid, butt what they showed i liked after watching a few trailers im excited now ,could of been better butt ill take what i can get : ) stuff looks good tho
_QQ_  +   897d ago
They are trying to sell systems right now, DKR sold way more than Metroid, and Mario 3D land is what picked up the 3DS, so their lineup actually makes sense.
MoveTheGlow  +   897d ago
Well, let's be real here, DKR was done right, and Metroid: Other M, while having some interesting stuff, was mostly a ton of crap. While DKR had you waggle the Wii-mote to do a stomp attack, that's nothing compared to the weird "Okay, now change your perspective by pointing this faulty remote at the screen and hope that it recognizes the action" crap. DKR was a pitch-perfect return to form for the series.

And then there was the presentation. Oh man, was Other M a waste of dialogue. The absolute worst reason why Samus didn't have her powers, too.

Oh, but who developed DKR? Retro. Who developed Other M? Post-Ninja Gaiden 2 Team Ninja. Ugh. If they just got Retro to make a new, atmospheric, none-of-this-gimmicky-BS Metroid, sales would explode.

In fact, just put Platinum on it. At least they, unlike Team Ninja, still know how to make a game.
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_QQ_  +   897d ago
Metroid prime 3 only sold 1.65 M, i loved it, and thats what i wanted from Retro on wiiu, but DKR sold i think 8M, Nintendo's goal right now is to grow the install base.DKTF will still be amazing as will Mario 3D world. DK comes out in october and 3D world december, so hopefully they get started on new projects soon.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   897d ago
Platinum wants to do Star Fox/ Lylat Wars -
-I think Nintendo should let them, it would be like a free exclusive- and Nintendo could use the HD-help.

Emotionally, I want another Samus game but Logically I know that Donkey Kong (aka that monkey that Samus likes to beatdown in Smash Bros) makes more $$$.
MoveTheGlow  +   897d ago
Yeah, Corruption was a weird one, though. It was awesome that it came out so early in the Wii's cycle, but even that game threw out some special stuff about Metroid with all its ancillary characters, and remember - the Wii's graphics basically were like GameCube-enhanced instead of something new. A game like that needed some stunning new visuals, and not only did it look a bit uninspired, it didn't look that different from the other two Primes in fidelity. This would be a leap for sure - I don't think there's a Nintendo franchise, Zelda included, that would benefit more from a hardware upgrade than Metroid. Can't wait for whenever it finally hits.
Davidian007  +   897d ago
I didn't find them disappointing at all and if you go to nintendo fansites you'll see a lot of people didn't As well. Why should they waste all that money on a huge conference? They kept it focused on what the gamers wanted-games! And they made us, the fans, the focus and not the industry. I was bored watching e3 on spike and was looking forward to watching dodgeball. As for my wii u, I'm not disappointed at all. I have nsmbu, lego city undercover, mass effect 3, black ops2, trine:directors cut, nano assault neo, spider-man, need for speed most wanted, zombiu, and super metroid to tie me over till The wonderful 101, pikmin 3, rayman legends, splinter cell, cod ghost, mario world 3d and watchdog will tie me over till bayonetta 2, monolith soft's x, mario kart 8, donkey kong country and smash bros. And so on.
The wonderful 101, bayonetta 2 and x are mind blowing gorgeous.
I think the only people disappointed are the haters.
PSNintyGamer  +   897d ago
Well that's conference was a bet underwhelming to be honest, I expected an great open-world title like sunshine or 64.
chadboban  +   897d ago
I agree that it was underwhelming especially the 3D Mario being revealed as a sequel to 3D Land on the 3DS. Don't get me wrong, I really liked that game, but I expected more from them. It also lacked that one big surprise game reveal which I'm sure is what left a lot of folks disappointed.
However you can't deny that it was overall a solid showcase and definitely better than last year.

X looks incredible
Mario Kart 8 looks surprisingly good
Bayonetta 2 looks bonkers
The Wonderful 101 looks, well... wonderful!
Smash Bros looks amazing for both 3DS and Wii U (Megaman FTW)
Donkey Kong Country, despite being a disappointing reveal, still looks excellent
Wind Waker is even more beautiful now
Pikmin 3 is FINALLY coming out soon (launch window my ass)

I think a price drop is not too far off seeing that they announced the 3DS price cut about one and a half months after the Vita's price was announced so hopefully sales will pick up by then. Then hopefully Sony and Nintendo can kill Microsoft and their anti-consumer bullcrap by the end of the year.
Moonman  +   897d ago
I am a diehard Nintendo fan and I was happy! Could it have been better? Of course. But Mario Kart 8 is the 8th Wonder for me. :)
MNGamer-N  +   897d ago
I am only disappointed that the games aren't coming by the end of the year. Otherwise, I think they did a great job considering the huge mega-conferences from Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo is goona keep doing their own thing, which is fine by me.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   897d ago
The Only game I didnt expect was Super Mario World 3D. I thought it was gonna be like a 64/sunshine/galaxy trend where each 3D Mario is vastly different from the rest. However this is ok to might see a few more 3D Mario releases on wiiU.
jagstatboy  +   897d ago
where's my new Starfox!
MrSwankSinatra  +   897d ago
exactly what i've been saying
leemass24  +   897d ago
the only problem really is they announced what they would be showing for the most part so people started expecting more if they didnt announce anything and just kept quiet evryone would of been reacting very different, smash bros gameplay, x trailer, 3d mario even tho thats not for me, bayonetta gameplay wind waker gameplay, it would be a very different e3 if noone knew what was coming, but personally i was happy with what i saw, theres 9 games ill be getting including oddworld ;), and thats not including other games that i don't own yet.
leemass24  +   897d ago
ohh i forgot mario kart 8 gameplay aswell^
TripC50  +   897d ago
Four words to explain why E3 doesn't matter for Nintendo fans.


E3 is done to grab the attention of non Nintendo fans.
Tong  +   897d ago
The games arent dissapointing at all. What disappointed me was the number 2014 -_-
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   897d ago
"Intelligent" @Tong

Truth, I feel the same.
thomasmiller  +   897d ago
BLAH BLAH BLAH, MY HOW THE XBOX FANS are getting so mad at how the xbox 1 BOMBED AT THE e3!! REAL nintendo fans got what they wanted!! a new 3d mario game, with new game play elements,(no saving peach, no bowser, no koopas, no flying power ups) yeah, riding skate shoes, a yoshi canoe, yeah new gamepaly elements, mario kart( you drive up walls and upside down,) that's never been done before, new games like the Monolith X and the wonderful 101, and returning games, like windwaker, donkey kong and pikmin 3... the same old same old... microsoft and sony are going to have kill zone, final fantasy, killer instinct, kingdom hearts 3, call of duty sequal, assasins creed sequals, gears of war sequal, you know, the same old same old?... so yeah let the micro soft fans do their whining... Nintendo's boothes were packed, and nintendo fans were very pleased with this years' E3, we are going to have alot of great quality games, I cannot wait.. the majority of the video game websites are giving xbox 1 worst of the e3 and the micro soft trolls cannot stand it!!! GROW UP!!! MICRO SOFT BLEW IT!! It's not nintendo's fault!! MY PREDICTION IS COMING TRUE, there will only be two next gen machines that will be fighting the game wars sony AND NINTENDO!!! BUT HEY WHAT EVER HELPS YOU MICROSOFT TROLLS SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT!!! it's actually sad at how they are acting...too bad.
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Hydra  +   897d ago
Personally, I am done. I bought a Wii U day one and tomorrow it goes up for sale. I have 6 games for it 7 months later. I watched the conference and while the games were fine, and in the case of "X" even great looking, I am done waiting. For Nintendo to tell me this year I get DKC, Wonderful 101, A Zelda remake and Mario Kart... I gave up and preordered a PS4 on Amazon. While I was Xbox 360 last gen, I have already purchased a PSP, Vita and another PS3 while I wait for my PS4. Sony is the only ones who have their head on straight this generation, so it seems. Nintendo and MS both couldnt have blown it any bigger.
akaihana86plus  +   897d ago
to be honest, i was more than happy with what they showed us, people call it "safe", i call it fun, nintendo never disappoints when it comes to making fun games, mario kart 8 looks like a dream, mario 3d world and donkey kong looked just great, X is gonna be an amazing title and what about Smash bros, that game alone fixes my gaming needs, plus they have Mega man!!!, they totally won me with that, what i like about nintendo is how traditional they are, a Japanese company 100% proud of who they are, they did a great job and i wish them the best of luck and success :3
Hadoukameha  +   897d ago
Nintendo sure screwed up.

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