Smash Bros. director critical of gaming's 'glut of franchises and remakes'

GameDynamo - It’s been known for quite a long time that a huge chunk of the gaming industry relies on the continuation

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DialgaMarine1894d ago

Really wierd coming from a guy who is heavily associated with a company like Ninetendo. :/

truechainz1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

He is including Nintendo when he talks about the industry...also this is more of an effort to embrace the unique than dismiss the continued.

Misaka_x_Touma1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

your point is. Not mention he only been associated with Nintendo on SSB and Kid Icarus lately.

duducus1893d ago

Maybe he wants Nintendo to make new IPs?..

LoaMcLoa1894d ago

Hope he's still considering making a HD remake of Kid Icarus: Uprising for Wii U ^^'

badz1491894d ago

oh look at who's talking!

Axecution1894d ago

cause theres been sooo many kirby and smash bros games this gen xD


solidjun51894d ago

It's still a continuation.

On topic: I think the title is not really a reflection of the story. I don't think he was critical of continuation.

“Good games attract fans, and if you have fans, you have an advantage," he wrote. "You try to use that to make the title something bigger, but that doesn't mean it's okay to give up on innovation. Popular, well-made games deserve praise, but titles that have some kind of unique creative spark to them also need to be praised in this way.”

See, he's okay with it as long as you try to innovate and keep it fresh. I agree. That's why I think the next Smash Bros. iteration will be pretty damn good.

Misaka_x_Touma1894d ago


Iwata made him work on Brawl and the upcoming one.
He was done after Melee.

He stop working Kirby when he formed his own company Sora LTD that was before Brawl.

mhunterjr1894d ago

It's funny that the director of smash brothers, a 'franchise' that capitalizes on the popularity of 'franchises' is complaining about reliance on continuation.

Misaka_x_Touma1894d ago (Edited 1894d ago )

the odea of smash bros didn'tbbegin with Nintendo mascots.
It the opposite of TW101 originally having Nintendo then revamped to something entirely new.

I guess Disney milk their franchises

deafdani1893d ago

And how many Smash Bros games have been released since the first one, almost 15 years ago?

Only three.

I get your point, but it's really not as ironic as you make it out to be. If it was, say, Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, critizicing sequels and franchises, then I'd be completely with you here.

VitaOwner1894d ago

And yet you work with the company who milks their franchises the most.

meganick1894d ago

Untrue. Keeping IP's going for a long time is not synonymous with milking. Nintendo's biggest IP's get like one or two releases per console, or sometimes skip a console entirely. Much better examples of milking would be Assassin's Creed and especially Call of Duty.

live2play1893d ago

One Mario kart per console Gen is not milking
one smash bros per console Gen is not milking
one day 2D Mario bros per Gen is not milking
one 3d adventure Mario game per Gen is not milking.
with the exception on galaxy 2 which was by the way a huge step up from the 1st game imo

how many uncharteds were there this Gen? How many gears of war? CoD..?

ritsuka6661893d ago

Say the guy with avatar of Assasins Creed! lmao.

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