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Grand Theft Mario - Exploring the Gaping Nintendo Release List Amidst so Much Potential - AusGamers

AusGamers has produced a feature talking about Nintendo's massively popular stable of franchises and how offloading some of those to other developers could be an answer to their questionable and gaping release list.

From the feature:

" Moreover, considering Miyamoto himself admitted the company was not properly prepared for the challenges jumping to HD development would bring, being able to offload a number of their big names to established current and next-gen studios not only makes sense, it stands as criminal they haven’t done so yet."

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-Foxtrot1539d ago

I'd love an open world Mario game as big as GTA

The Mushroom Kingdom is huge and has a variety of environments and characters to explore. Not to mention the variety of transport aswell.

gamerfan09091538d ago

I can see a game like that getting boring quick. Nintendo would really have to up the gameplay to make that game interesting for the 30+ hours a open world game would require. I'd much rather them make a Galaxy 3.

Concertoine1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

I said this before but a "multiverse" mario game utilizing the gamepad would be interesting. It could shatter a lot of platforming conventions. Im genuinely curious if we'll get another 3D mario for the wii u though.

OT: I think they're on the right track with the Garage development thing. Not every game needs to be huge. For example Sega's strategy with the Dreamcast was to split up into smaller teams and get more games out for a cheaper price, and the result was a lot of creative games that made back their money.
The only problem with Garage is we're only just now seeing its products, the philosophy was not implemented quick enough. But if they combine that with more acquisitions and deals with Capcom or Square Enix and such, they could do a much better job supporting a platform well from the get-go.

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Grilla1538d ago

Nintendo blew it. Almost 2 years and all we've gotten is Mario Kart and Mario 3d world, which is just Mario 3d land on steroids.

Ppl can complain about no 3rd party support but 1 and 1/2 AAA 1st party games in 2 years is just pathetic.

LazyGoron1537d ago

NSMBU
New Super Luigi U
Pikmin 3
Wind Waker HD
Wonderful 101
DK Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8
SM3DW
Rayman Legends (was made for the Wii U, trust me)
Zombie U

There are others as well... but if you don't like any of those games, that's fine... but to say they haven't had a number of 1st/2nd party games is silly.

Also, I didn't list the 4/5 coming out in the next 4 months or so.

Grilla1537d ago

I have all the games you listed xcept wonderful 101. I didn't say the wii u doesn't have enough 1st and 2nd party games, I said AAA 1st party. Windwaker, nsmbu and luigi u can hardly be considered new or original games.

TheSaint1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

Massive gaper.