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An Analysis of the Dark Side of Nintendo

Howell from Button Bash Gamers writes: "Many of us grew up with Nintendo. While some have stayed loyal to the company’s silly charms, others have moved on. As such, it’s frequently reasoned that the company is for kids.But I’d like to posit that, much like Disney and Pixar, Nintendo is using its child-friendly aesthetic to teach players of all ages about some deep, complex themes, particularly in recent years."

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alexgibson48d ago

Good write-up. Nintendo's embrace of darker themes in some of its more recent games has definitely piqued my interest.

FallenAngel198448d ago

“But I’d like to posit that, much like Disney and Pixar, Nintendo is using its child-friendly aesthetic to teach players of all ages about some deep, complex themes, particularly in recent years.”

That’s a concept that almost every company uses.

UltraNova47d ago

Care to elaborate on that?

FallenAngel198447d ago

You can’t honestly believe that Disney and Nintendo are the only companies that utilize such a concept.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki...

It’s so ubiquitous a concept that I don’t really need to single out any particular work of art when it’s prevelant across so many mediums, as the link explains.