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Outsourcing game franchises: Yay or Nay?

In Episode 3 of Glimpse Dog's 'Yay or Nay' series, Stephen McNeice talks about big game companies outsourcing their franchises to other studios, using Metroid Other M, from Team Ninja, as a case study.

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NYC_Gamer2570d ago

stick with the original creators of the franchise

tunaks12570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

im pretty sure sakamoto (original metroid director) worked on metroid other m,
Look at retro's masterpiece,
capcom worked on minish cap,
though Eiji Aonuma isnt from another company, he wasnt part of the 2d zelda dev team, he directed 3d zeldas

stragomccloud2569d ago

Finally someone that recognizes this isn't the first time that the original team wasn't the main develper.

Also, Capcom also did Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, and ZeldaL Oracle of Ages

smoothdude2569d ago

I just wanted to say that this article is very well written, and I appreciate the quality. Honestly I agree that giving Metroid to 3rd party developers has paid off for Metroid, however, there is a huge risk in that if not done properly can ruin a IP. Turok was one of my favorites but now I won't even read a review on the games as they are horrible.

albel_nox2570d ago

I'm not liking the new Castlevania but sometimes a series can use a fresh take. If the new developer can freshen things up without polarizing fans of the series its all good.

stragomccloud2569d ago

I'm just hoping it works in 3D this time.

Letros2569d ago (Edited 2569d ago )

Great idea for a series that continue to suck, aside from a few Need for Speed's EA is doing smart outsourcing it, now they should do the same with C&C.

2569d ago