Adnan Riaz assess Nintendo's Franchises and whether or not the company is lacking the spark that it once had. What are you thoughts on Nintendo's first party content?
No. Next question.
AGREED! look at the fresh takes on super mario 3d world, and mario kart 8! and Donkey Kong tropical freeze... nintendo always adds some fun and fresh elements to their franchises just another sony and microsoft roll printing a stupid article!
Epic Sarcasm. Nah in all honesty, I'm bored of most Nintendo games except for Smash Bros, Zelda, and Metroid Prime. Nintendo can keep making the same franchises if they want, but there comes a time where you need to make another AAA IP to get your console out the door. They can't just keep relying on the same franchises every. Single. Console. Generation.
Mario kart and 3d world ran out of steam for me a while ago. pikmin still has steam left, and so does pokemon
Yeah, the franchises are fine. But Nintendo itself needs to step up their game in modernizing the Nintendo Network. Adding an accomplishment system, and full integration with social media like Facebook and Twitter, and allowing screenshots from all games to be shared directly to social media sites increases attachment rate, and is free advertising. Their first party titles are good, Nintendo just needs to invest more in the Nintendo Network.
To tell you the truth yes.. The games themselves have just not progressed with the times. I have nothing against those games we talk about..but I would like a new plat former similar to mario or something different...More games in the same genres.. At the end of the day that is how Ninetndo stays afloat..
How much more are people going to complain about Nintendo? This is getting ridiculous.
Nintendo is a lot different now than it was during the GameCube's run. They've changed, and not for the better...
"Are Nintendo’s Franchises Running out of Steam?" I bet someone asked that very same question back in the Gamecube days. Yeah, its a 10 year old question. Why ask a question that everyone knows the answer to. Lets fast forward into the future. Donkey Kong, SSB, 3D Mario and Pikmin will sell over 2million copies, done.
Can't say I did back in my 'Gamecube days'. I actually enjoyed the games I was playing on it.
Obvious is obvious.
no I dont think so.....THESE are legendary games and will always sale. that said Nintendo NEEDS a new blockbuster franchise badly...milking is milking and while I enjoy these heavily milked games...it would be great if they brought something new ...Mario killer new. Nintendo devs have the talent to do so but all the milking has gotten them lazy imo.
I agree. Nintendo has some of the best developers out there. Why aren't we seeing something incredible?!?
You mean like X from Monolith or Wonderful 101 from Platinum? Gee, I guess there isn't ANYTHING out there. /s
I know you're being sarcastic, but I wouldn't call those incredible.
Is the gaming media running out of steam
They aren't. Waiting for new games in those franchises is what sucks.
No. It's just that we're coming off a generation where they had the top selling console. As a result of that, people were buying all the big franchises. Nintendo can keep the same franchises going if they keep the game play fresh, but I'd love to see them make new IP's, as well. There is so much talent over at Nintendo! I just want to see that talent live up to its full potential.
I didn't see anything in your post that warranted disagrees, but...well...whatever other folks want to think, I guess. A new IP or two would be great.
Ha. Thanks. I think they just don't like my other posts, so they disagreed, automatically.
Zelda seems to be in kind of a funk, just because it's had declining sales and hasn't been the innovative force it has been in the past (at least the console versions). Then again 3.5 million is nothing to scoff at. It would be one thing if their games were mediocore, but you can be sure you're getting your money's worth with every game, their games average above 90. Their games sell incredibly well compared to other IP's. Brawl sold 10 million, Mario Kart sold 34, Galaxy 1 and 2 sold 11 and 6 million respectively. While you can find instances of their games not selling remarkebly well (Prime 3 and other M) they are still great games in their own right.
that has more to do with Nintendo being th cheapest console and being the only console parents allow there elementary school kids to play. older kids got more options and older kids can still play Nintendo games to so sony,ms, pc split the older kids and also have to share those older kids with Nintendo as well. with 3ds though younger kids are more and more just getting the handhelds because they are cheaper and don't require a tv to play and the games are cheaper so Nintendo putting 2 mariokart games out and 2 of every game one on handheld and one on the home console gets stale especially stale for older people/kids with money
Not really but Nintendo are.
A little bit,i was gonna say pokemon but x and y looks like a real leap,but overall I think they feel stale only because we get so many Mario and zelda games,nintendo needs to bring back star fox,f-zero,mother,and make a new ip.
Nintendo's response to this article. We dont make hits we make classics. Famitsu gave Pikmen 37/40 It's safe to say they still make great games.
yes, nintendo are shutting down all wiiu production as we speak. mayamoto is clearing his desk, all nintendo staff are on their way back home to begin their new life- unemployed. tomorrow, nintendo will be closed.
No, but gaming journalism has.
Running out of steam would suggest a drop in quality or lack of interest which hasn't really happened.People still yearn for their 1st party titles. Also Nintendo has a number franchises that they have yet to revitalize with the wii u, such as star fox, Metroid, Kirby, they are finally giving Yoshi his first console game since Yoshi story and the hype for smash bros and Mario kart is huge.People are drooling with anticipation for what the next Zelda wii u will look like and they got games like x also on the horizon.It's fair to say that the wii u has lost some steam but a few of the titles mentioned above and it will be chugging away in no time.
What the Heck??? Ask this question again after Nintendo's First party games have accually been released on Wii U!! Jeeze!!
Nope, not at all. Its not nintendo franchises that everyone needs to worry abt, its the support of third parties and the their archaic online ecosystem that everyone should worry abt. Most of the core 3rd party franchises are not making it to the Wii U, for goodness sake even madden isnt gonna be on it this year. Nintendo needs to do something and relatively soon prior to the release of xb1 and ps4 because unfortunately plumbers cant fix (slowly)sinking ships.
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