Miyamoto says devs should avoid games that "look and feel the same"

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto believes developers should focus on making unique experiences and not only on graphics and power.

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vishmarx1852d ago

the guy solely responsible for Nintendo,'s survival in the console market .
only because he's been doing exactly opposite of what he said. ...
I mean hes been milking mario since dinosaurs left....
so the same games might not be such a bad idea

Zodiac1852d ago

Miyamoto hasn't really been at the forefront of Mario development for a very long time now. He supervises, gives advice and such, but he is not as involved with the entire development process as people still think.

He gives great advice for game changes, game additions according to developers he has worked with, but just not as involved as in the early days.

Look at Pikmin 3. He presented the game, he talks about the game, he was in the developer direct. New Mario games? Not so much because he is not the main developer.

Hydrolex1851d ago

Yes, Devs need to learn that from Activision.... LMAO, 7 years in a row, same shizz different toilet

Gameatholon1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

I believe the last game Miyamoto-san directed was
"The legend of Zelda - Ocarina Of Time. So yes, it has been quite a while since he has sat in the directors chair.

However, still has a tremendous amount of input/control/creativity, on what goes on, I am sure though.

I would love to see another "Grand Opus" from Miyamoto-san, one last Hurrah as, director/lead designer/creator.

TripC501852d ago

"Mario has nipples too Greg.. Can you milk Mario?"

ape0071851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

every major entry in mario series has fresh ideas, fresh stuff, feel new, don't count sports and parties

mario stood the ultimate test, the test of time and it's still one of the most wanted, most respected and highest rated games unlike a lot of games today which went stale few years after its release

Nintendo is perhaps the only company that can maintain its high quality status even if development team got changed, look at sequels like perfect dark zero, Resident evil 6, banjo nuts and bolts, final fantasy 13, sonic games, shadow man 2, ninja gaiden 3 etc... all those sequels SUCKED compared to the their old ones, nintendo knows how to make/manage new developers

Knushwood Butt1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )


If Nintendo themselves paid attention to his ramblings, 90% of the workforce would walk out.

Aceman181851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

I agree with Miyamoto, but the only problem is shooters are popular and until gamers stop buying them in droves devs/publishers will continue to fund these games.

That's why I'm excited for games like the puppeteer and rain they're different

Jay70sgamer1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

To everybody bitching on here about Nintendo ..almost every last one of you are gonna end up with a wii u this generation so stop with the B.S. ......every single gamer in this site has at least one nintendo franchise game that you like so much as you will buy a wii u such as smash bros ,Zelda,Mario,Mario kart,pikmin,donkey kong ,yoshi, luigi,wii fit etc etc....the same shit every generation but somehow a Nintendo console still ends up in your household because of one of these franchise games ....nintendo just gives you that special appeal whether you wanna admit or not ....last generation who didnt have a wii next to the playstaion or xbox just be real can like or dislike a console that's your choice but reality is reality .....once the game you like is released you will buy a wii u and believe and I'm not a console fan I'm a game fan ..... And if you think mario 3d , Zelda windwaker or donkey kong tropical aren't gonna move millions than you are living in a dream world

Mounce1851d ago

I find it strange that Miyamoto could say this and yet he's part of Nintendo.....who makes the same Mario games, the same Zelda games and barely any new IP's.....

The last IP I swear Nintendo made that was 'New' and refreshing was Pikmin for 2001.

Bravo Nintendo! Don't make games that look and feel the same and yet your first new IP was, 12 to 13 years ago! :D

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GribbleGrunger1852d ago

That sounds promising! It looks like Nintendo might be going to announce lots of new IPs soon.

WeAreLegion1851d ago

I sincerely hope so. The talent is there. They just need to take some risks!

KentBlake1852d ago

Says the guy who's been making the same games for 30 years.

clouds51851d ago

So super Mario bros is the same game as Mario galaxy?

He's talking about gameplay not characters.

Etseix1851d ago

it is certainly not, but then again, it´s only a different angle and the fact that they added gravity. Still is not that great either ;/

KentBlake1851d ago

Yeah, you're using the one Mario series that feels different. But how many 2D side-scrolling Mario games have been released in the last few decades? I'm no Mario expert, but they surely look and feel the same to me. I'm not saying they're not good games, but you can't deny they're very similar to each other.

F4sterTh4nFTL1851d ago

Yes and that is why I avoid Nintendo because I have no interest in playing Mario 6151451.

tigertron1851d ago

Says the guy who keeps making the same Mario games.

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