Europe-nintendo.com sums up their top 5 goofs that Nintendo ever made, from losing Final Fantasy 7 to the infamous CDi.
you know the only ones i can agree on are number 2 and number 4 maybe 5 number 1 wasn't really only nintenods fault if i remember right they both couldn't agree on certain things then they just went different ways as for number 3 it actually wasn't that big of a deal because what they did for the gamecube wasn't even really great rare wasn't the same after the N64 DAYS i mean most of the original devs weren't even there anymore number 2 though LOL the cd-i LOL LOL LOL LOL also FF7 was great but i wouldn't go so far as to call it the greatest game ever made
honestly i wish i had a new cd-i right now i think you could sell that for quite a bit probably about the only thing its good for lol
1 and 2 are elements of what is essentially the same "goof". Also, based on Rare's output recently, I'd say Nintendo did the right thing in selling their share.
Does anybody know who the 1 person is behind nintendo or Sony or Microsoft? Do you think that man is perfect? How is a company responsible for thousands of other companies? I think the biggest goof is the guy who researches crap like this. Your children must really respect you. Meanwhile nintendo, Sony & microsoft as a whole continue business as usual.
"These mini-DVDs deterred piracy but developers weren't happy with their memory restrictions and caused the Gamecube to lack a lot of third party support." Memory restrictions? Soul Calibur 2, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil 4... they all made it on the Gamecube just fine. Last I checked, the Gamecube was just a bit more powerful than the PS2 as well.
It is easy to cut down on a game's size by reducing texture quality, sound quality, cutscene quality. Then it can be compiled for a different system with only a few GB less space - but less overall quality. You see the same thing being done with the current generation, bluray disks have an insanely large amount of storage, however dvd games must be compressed extensively, loosing a great deal of texture quality in the process. And also the overall length of the game means more textures, cgi videos, sound effects etc - thats why games like Lost Odyssey are on multiple dvds; of course back in 1997, ff7 would have probably needed 50 cartridges, or 3 cds. And plus, for a freeroam experience you can't be expected to switch media for individual locations. And the game engine would have to be present on every part, along with a loading/saving system designed to span across multiple parts. Most of the developers lost by Nintendo could have managed on the lesser disk capacity, but they didn't want to risk a great loss in overall quality. If you had read the article properly then you would have seen that the writer had already implied that the gamecube was more powerful.
Hey.. when a company has been making games for over 100 years (yes that's not a typo... nintendo is over 100 years old)I guess there is room for mistakes... but yeah... where's the virtual boy... that was a freaking travesty. Also.. messing up online battle mode on mario kart wii... frigging team system.
havn't had a chance to try the new mario kart yet myself. I hate it when developers mess up a simple part of the game that causes a great deal of it to be unenjoyble. Like the gta4 multiplayer... It's horridly unbalanced and you always end up in game modes with stupid settings (auto aim? eehh!?!?) because theres no filter or anything >_< And Fable 2, the menu is the slowest thing ever and you have to exit it every time you want to use an item. There are hundreds more examples but for the first time ever I am not in a ranting mood at the moment ^_^
I would have put them in a different order myself. And @ PirateThom. Rare are only bad now because after Nintendo sold their share the key members of the development team left to form Free Radical, in my opinion among the best development teams. Microsoft are behind Rares dire recent attempts at games, they can't even bother thinking of new titles and want to just churn out remakes :(
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