Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog talked to Miyamoto (in person, via translator) about the Wii U, Star Fox, what he thinks about contemporary video games, and what it was like drawing the original maps of Super Mario Bros 3 on sketch paper.
Really Interesting interview. We had months to hear news from Miyamoto and he returned more ready than ever! I can't wait to play his new games....
I think nintendo are trying too hard to reinvent gaming. they are trying to create niches for themselves so they can control a part of the market. that approach worked with wii because the market needed that breath of fresh air. but the novelty wore off quick. people just see it as a gimmick now, and wiiu is no different. nintendo are beating a dead horse with all these gimmicky games. people dont like it, people dont want it- the sales figures speak for themselves. that robot game looks rubbish, im afraid. and the thought of them ruining starfox by adding unnecessary gimmicks fills me with dread for how it will turn out. if it aint broke- dont fix it! nintendo need to go back to making traditional, high quality games. not gimmick-fests.
Traditional is often chastised "the same old". Giant robot was hardly a finished game pcz. It's a shame that what fleshes out a console is getting washed away with low end PC clones, subscription models, and centralized servers where the games/tv are streamed onto any device..what will a video game console be in a decade? Probably a niche machine that offers a completely different experience..
@pcz There's a lot Wii U got wrong at launch. Good thing that was two years ago. Can we move on to new topics please?
@pcz- Somebody has to man up and take one for the team and take gaming in a new direction. The reason they fail often is because they are one of the only people CONSTANTLY tinkering and trying new things. With that comes failures which then lead to new better ideas. Nobody else has the balls to fail publicly like Nintendo does. You need to have confidence and know what your doing is going to pan out in the long run. I think what they are doing now is really vital for their NEXT console. They are experimenting to see what works and what doesn't. At least they try. ^ Most people think they just re-hash everything but to be honest even the "same old" games gives you new things to do or are done in ways that weren't before. I just appreciate them for what they are. They aren't going to be Microsoft or Sony and that is ok.
I love the guy but those tech demos were really underwhelming. I'm confused because all this time we thought he was working on a new IP.
He is and he showed the new IP. Project STEAM, look it up on Youtube.
Oh, didnt realize he had anything to do with that. Thanks for info.
S.T.E.A.M is not a Miyamoto IP.
I thought being able to control individual limbs on those mechs was quite cool..it is growing/testing game mechanics. Those who took these too literally and balked at the graphics, well... I really do appreciate the insight Nintendo gives us into their work:)
Aren't Project Defense and Project Giant Robot his projects? If we go by that, he's working on two (possible) new IPs, instead of one.
But how do either of those flesh out into full-on 60 dollar games? They both look fun for about 5 minutes or something we would expect to see in Nintendoland 2.
The Guard game was boring to look at. But I think the robot game looked so silly I have to try it out myself.
he has STRONGLY hinted multiple times already that those two projects can be part of a bigger game. he has stated that starfox can control many different mechs.
I just wish metroid prime come soon
a game is only as good as the console its on,
That is false. I didn't like the Wii, but that didn't change the fact that games like Super Mario Galaxy, Xenoblade, and The Last Story were great games.
Diamond in the haystack.
I believe in it also. I'm positive it exists and no one can convince me otherwise.
Unfortunately most of the hardcore gamers don't believe in the WiiU. They are better off trying to market it towards casuals but Apple has that area of the market covered pretty well. Sadly Nintendo may never be a big as they once were and recapture the same level of success as before.
I don't know about you, but Xenoblade, Bayonetta 2, Splatoon, Zelda and Kirby have me more exited than any other game coming out for PS4 or Xbox One. As a "hardcore gamer", I feel those games outweight anything else the other two companies presented.
Even the devils third looks like the multiplayer is ridiculously fun. Throwing mallets off the top of skips at your enemies never looked so fun.
The Witcher, Batman, Dragon Age, Destiny, And eventually another Fallout... I can accept that you are satisfied with the few games coming to the WiiU but to say Splatoon and Kirby outweigh the games I listed above makes me question your status as a hardcore gamer. Those games may be fun but they certainly are not hardcore games. Bayo, Zenoblade, and the Devils 3rd might be but the rest of those games are as casual as angry birds.
Wow, never would have thought he would believe in the wii u. This is unexpected, exciting news.
Does the word Nintendo really need to be there? Lets be honest. Hes a legend of the industry, not just Nintendo.
making OTHERS believe in the wiiu. of course HE would believe in it
Ubisoft their biggest supporter and believer has lost all hope for the console. ;)
Playing is believing. A brain burner, I know.
Wow it's amazing that some people love to attack Nintendo no matter what they do. The thing with games is if everything remains the same how can we advance the cause. Miyamoto has a vision for what he the next games to be and he believes in his vision. The robot game and the other two are early tech demos. People complain about the gamepad but when they try to incorporate it the same people come back and complain they don't like the game. I love the fact that people doubt Nintendo then later they come back and say well we need more games like that. Good Example when MK8 came out people doubted it saying this game or racer was better. Now go to every review and they say Nintendo has not lost their magic. What I will say is Nintendo loves to show Tech demos then come back and shock the world. Proof is when they showed 3D world everyone said it's a 3DS game up scaled now look at it it's a highly rated game. The point is Doubt Nintendo all you want but don't knock them when they consistently try to shake up the market. Every now and then we true gamer's have to put down the FPS games and try something different.
So many FPS games... It's a glut of them I swear every damn game coming out is staring down the barrel of a gun. At what point do gamers get tired of this? I just don't get it, and need a variation of games in my life. I guess everyone has differing tastes in the games they like, but maybe that's why I'm drawn to Nintendo. They offer something different to play. Also drawn to Indies, I love them! New types of games, styles, art, puzzle games, skilled platformers, real time strategy etc. something new other than shooting shooting shooting... I am a minority gamer. Attack at will NNID: Nate-tendo PSN: MNGamer-N
@ reelplaya well said my man well said.
Nintendo just needs to created a device that functions as both a handheld and as a home console. Just make it as powerful as you can to fit it in a 3DS-type console, package it with an HDMI dongle or docking station and a controller. That way you can play it either on the go or at home on your TV.
I've always defended the Wii U, but I haven't really seen how much someone can enjoy it until today. My cousins came over, and we played hide-and-seek on Mario Kart 8 tracks until our sides hurt from laughing. That's the thing- the Wii U is FUN. I haven't really understood it this well until today. I understand the reasoning behind local multiplayer in Nintendo games now. Playing hide-and-seek on Mario Kart courses would not be as fun or easy over the Internet, and it makes me appreciate the Wii U even more when I have friends over.
Wise man. Sony go take some lessons from Miyamoto about your Vita, instead of spitting on it literally.
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