Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted in an interview with The Economist that Nintendo was unable to give players what they want, fun games, in 2009 and so the company's performance was less than stellar.
They are making up for it this year
Nintendo really needs to work double time IMO. Haven't been interested with the Wii at all. Their First party games are top notch, but I'd like to see some more stuff coming from them.
@article - Where's captain obvious when you need him?
Yeah it does seem like they are making up for it this year with what's been announced (Galaxy2, Metroid, sin & Punishment 2, etc. etc..) although I really do believe that they will have quite a few surprises at e3 for what's to come towards the end of the year...Plus if Zelda is this year then that would more than make up for it :)
Exactly what I was gonna say.
Yeah, I'm pretty happy with Galaxy 2, but would love more!
I haven't heard much about their E3 plans except for 3DS talk. Will be interesting to see what they show off...
what does he think of this year?
2010 will make up for it, xenoblade, sin and punishment 2, The Last Story, Zelda Wii, Galaxy 2, Other M, and all the other goodness
nintendo realized that people that buy good games cant buy good games if you dont have any on your system. This year looks very promising unlike 2009 when i only bought 2 wii games the entire year! vs. 4 360 games and 5 ps3 games.
well nintendo stepping up is bad for third party lol oh well not like third party making any good games for the wii only a handful are i suppose
I was thinking the same when playing RS2. It's the first real amazing looking third party wii game I've played. The game is excellent and the controls are nailed, so rare for a third party wii title. It's the first third party AAA wii game (though TvC is near top quality and titles like COD reflex come very close). Nice to see someone had more than a shoestring budget to make a game on the top selling system. Rage of the gladiator is 10 dollars on wiiware and has higher production value than most crap churned out. MH3 is gonna be sweet.
You got RS2, bob? Awesome sauce. I had a little trouble with the controls at first, but once I moved my sensor bar to the top of my TV, everything clicked. Truly AMAZED at the LyN engine (hard to believe it's scalable and not Wii-specific). If only Ubi's level design was a little more varied. Still a fantastic game, though. I'll be DL-ing RotG this weekend, probably.
dont think NINTENDO really trying!!! living off only with zelda,mario and metroid rest of games are shovelware. i can think portfolio worth of games from SNES that they could be making.
don't get your hopes up Nintendo has a habit of doing this, they only bring out good games on average of 2-3 years not counting the mini games they make, just look at how long we have waited for galaxy 2 and zelda, nsmbwii was just same as the snes version with updated graphics, so it was a disappointment for me.
Nintendo has always had lulls in their release schedule. You can't polish a game quickly; you've got to really go over it with a microscope to examine its flaws. They will never rush a Mario/Metroid/Zelda game out the door for that reason. These lulls are just a lot more noticeable when you're "winning" the console war (after not having "won" one for a relatively long time).
Miyamoto also has a habit literally translated as "upending the tea table." If he thinks a game isn't working he restarts development far back to fix the problem, no matter how huge. This is why nintendo doesn't release polished turds with high production value that suck to play =D That corporate culture adds to the long release dates. What you said sold me entirely on RS2. Beat NMH2 last night and got it. The game is SICK. I have no jaggies from it really. The controls are awesome. And the blend of sword and gun fighting is implemented perfectly. I didn't play much but got through enough to know what I'm doing this weekend. Poor mass effect 2 is being neglected for 3 wii games ;) Hollywood video closed so I got enough titles on a budget that my backlog is huge...I'm making money trading these in.
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