"Imagine what it would be like if Shigeru Miyamoto left Nintendo.
What if, despite fan feedback, Nintendo stopped making Mario games (clearly this scenario takes place during the End of Days). If he went on to create a spiritual successor to Mario, you’re darn right people would support it. Because Mario, Link, Mega Man, even Crash Bandicoot are all constants; their gameplay is what is supposed to be mutable. They evolve. Characters are vessels for their games." - Maxwell Coviello