This gamer, who contributed this article to SlapStic.com, thinks that the DSi is just too small. He seems to want a little more "meat" on his handhelds. Check out the full article after the jump.
Meh. I'm not complaining about DSware (or whatever they're calling it)
True dat. Has it been confirmed whether or not there will be original Game Boy games and the like for offer there as well?
^I don't think so...
I suppose that this is supposed to (sort of) be Nintendo's answer to the PSP 3000.
Heh I approve this article. It wins.
small is a trend that is really big in JPN. this is not OVERKILL
The price sure is overkill though. Cost more then a PSP 3000 and Ds was about $100 cheaper at launch. Major customer milkage.
If the PSP was selling like hot[insert food] from the beginning a "price" drop wouldn't be going so low with the PSP.
Ah yes, the changing of the tide is indeed occurring. Once one person says one thing against Nintendo, Sidar shows up to refute with the predictability of said tide change. Lord knows that any company will milk a series for all it's worth, but Nintendo is the worst for this crime. They've been milking Mario for years. A Mario soccer game? Baseball game? $hit, even a Mario DDR game licensed to Konami on the GameCube. And how many others? We've seen Sega do the same thing with Sonic several times, but Nintendo continues the trend of milking more than other companies. When is the new Metroid coming out? The new Mario? The new Zelda? The new Mario Kart? The new Super Smash Brothers? The new Pokemon? They don't only milk a few franchises, they milk ALL of their established franchises, and the core Nintendo fans continue to eat them up. I liked Pokemon Yellow back in 01, but that was the last one I got. They're still releasing Pokemon sequels to this day adding more and more Pokemon. No doubt that a company will milk a series with a few sequels, but Nintendo has a long history of doing so with all of it's major contributors. Mere opinion doesn't change that no matter how much you try to defend one company. And to say that Gears 2 is "milking" the series is rubbish. If Epic Games continues to make games for the series on 360 beyond Gears 3, that could be considered milking the series. Up until part 3 that could be considered a trilogy and it could end there. Sorry, personal opinion here, but "milking" a series goes beyond one or possibly two sequels.
@fury first of STFU? You clearly misunderstood my posts. " but Nintendo is the worst for this crime. They've been milking Mario for years" Where was i arguing this? I'm only pointing out that every game is milked. Thats it. And going to cry about how much one company has done it, doesn't mean sh/t all companies do it. And for crying out loud these guys are in the bizz for over 30 years. You expect them to drop their franchises? Who gives a F*ck how much a company is doing it? Cause all of them are doing it. So 3 = Milking? LMAO, i repeat they make a second game because the first one sold very well. And to them thats a noBrainer, Milk until people stop buying it. A sequel = Milking. And for F*ck sakes im not hating Gears of War, I don't think Milking something is bad at all. Edit: There is a Difference between Milking your franchise, and doing different stuff on the inside. That's what i was pointing out to Cliffy below, We can all say they are doing the same thing, but you wouldn't know unless you actually played all of them. The general things are alike, but the innovation with these games are the gameplay elements. Not the characters, not the Titles. Link, Mario whatever are just placeholders for characters, and people love them. But this doesn't mean there is totally nothing new at all. I have played almost every zelda or mario game, and i know that on the outside they would look the same, but so does Gears of war 2 to me too now, but i won't understand the "new" features or gameplay elements unless i actually play the game. Saying Nintendo isn't doing anything new at all is the same as People who make FPS games didn't improve jack after Doom. And Milking and "the samething" have barely anything to do with each other. It's milking of a FRANCHISE no matter how it's being put forward. Also who wouldn't love a new game From Nintendo? But even that game will be milked once every gamer loves it... SO i see no point in saying Nintendo is milking their franchises...cozz it will happen anyway.
My point is that not ALL companies do it. Some companies try to come up with new things. Nintendo comes up with casual properties, but not to appeal to anyone outside their core or the casuals. Of course companies will milk things, but my point is not to the point of Nintendo. They have been around for a long time, this is true. But during that time, they've had plenty of time to come up with new things. But they still milk the same series' they made so long ago. I'm not saying they should discontinue the series' that are established but make something new that could appeal to the core gamers outside the core Nintendo audience. I really don't think that's too hard.
Nintendo MILKING. Thats right Ninty you MILK and MILK and there is still fluid in your udders
Ah yesh, the smell of Gears of war 2 means that Gears of war never sold right? Every game/hardware is milked. There is a reason why they make more/different ones. Because they SELL. It keeps demand for their products higher, if you have an older version you are more likely to buy a new one. It's just how "consumers" are. get reall cliffy boy. And are we forgetting there is a different handheld doing the exact same thing?
Blatant LIE! Gears 2 is hardly milking... Its the second game for christs sake... Ninty on the other hand are classic at milking franchises... Mario, Zelda and Metroid are prime examples... Its bad enough that not only are the characters re used BUT all 3 of those franchises have a game which includes THE SAME IDEA... I dont know what it is with nintendo loving alternate worlds and viewing things from a different perspective BUT ALTTP, OOT, TP, Super Paper Mario AND Metroid Prime2 ALL have alternate type of worlds (maybe super paper mario to a lesser extent but it has a 2d and 3d world)... Lets not forget ALL 3 of those games have dark versions of their characters... Dark Link, Dark Samus and that Dark Mario dude from super mario sunshine... Not only is it milking the same games but arguably its three biggest franchises are sharing INSANELY STUPID similarities... Now Nintendo are just milking every game possible by putting the word "wii" at the beginning of the title because people associate that with casual...wii fit, music and sports again prime examples and its going to get worse... Now you can sit there and pretend that blatant milking is fine... But there has been milked franchises that turned themselves around (resi 4 re invented itself for example) but resi will probably be milked too POINT IS... Ninty are the king of milking... maybe even more so than EA... and its not good
" Its the second game for christs sake" And what is the difference? They made a sequel because the first one is selling well. When that happens you create a new one because you found the "golden cow" get it? That is Milking, where do you think the Word "milking" comes from? Every company is milking as Nintendo is, Mario is just a mascot, why not use it? it's the "face" of Nintendo. When people see his face, people think Nintendo it's all marketing stuff. Let's be fair here, while you say Mario and Zelda ( or the others) don't differ much, i could say that about any other game including Gears of War. Mostlikely people say something like that because they hardly played all of the games from that franchise. It's easier to say : " you have to save the world, so nothing new" Than to actually play the games and where they differ. I could also say Gears of war2 is the same as Gears of war1...i havn't seen much improvement, but i wouldn't know untill i play it now would I? Doesn't matter how much something is done, the point is everything is being milked and saying otherwise is just ignorant.
saying everything is getting milked is ignorant. and it takes a lot for me to regard something as "being milked". "Let's be fair here, while you say Mario and Zelda ( or the others) don't differ much, i could say that about any other game including Gears of War." gears of war is only 2 games. hardly milked at all. those nintendo franchises have been using the same formula consistantly for 20+ years over both home consoles AND handheld. and no NOT every company is milking like nintendo. nintendo is the only company i can honestly say that i am disgusted at how much they milk their games. until we see many spin offs such as mario paint, golf, kart, party, tennis, olympics, football, basketball etc etc i wont see geow milked until it reaches that sort of standards. same can be said for metroid pinball and links xbow training sorry but nintendo are the king of milking. heck right now they are milking last gen. releasing a few sequels is NOT milking. theres a line to where things have been taken too far and a lot of franchises have not reached that point yet.
" gears of war is only 2 games. hardly milked at all." They make a sequel because the first one sold well, they found the "golden cow". It doesn't matter how much you have done it MILKING IS MILKING. "gears of war is only 2 games. hardly milked at all. those nintendo franchises have been using the same formula consistantly for 20+ " O yes because Gears of war Just had a second game we wouldn't mind the use of the same formula. But when people love those franchises for over 20+ years and appreciate the same formula( as you do with GEARS OF WAR 2) it's suddenly the only things that are milked. No matter how you put it, you can consider Gears of war 2 a "milked" game, like any other game, since there wouldn't be a Second game if the first one wasn't selling. Knowing there is money in it and grabbing your wallets. Just now or 20 years ago, it doesn't matter you obviously cry about the same "formula" but hey guess what Gears of war 2 is leaning on the same formula from Gears of war 1 with somethings added. Stuff are getting "milked" because there is Money in it. *sigh* I give up, you clearly don't understand what milking is. The amount is not important, what is important is that it's being done with everything. Edit: you pretend im being negative about Gears of War, i'm just pointing out that every damn sequel is a milked product. Because they "know".
/facepalm gears 2 is not milking... compared to the mario franchise the milking has not even begun... milking is trying to squeeze all the milk out of a franchise (metaphorically speaking)i dont feel rpic is milking gears cos we dont have ps3 geow or geow ds / wii... and if you consider geow to be milking then i dont know what the hell you consider nintendo to be doing... i guess they are getting white powder from the cows udders and still making huge monies and you are making me sound like im talking about geow positivly... which im not... MY USER NAME IS A BLATANT DISS AT CLIFFY!
I won't be getting the DSi I will stick with my lite just for the GBA backward compatability. Goes and plays Golden Sun.
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