In an interview with Nintendo Power this month, famed Zelda director Eiji Aonuma had this to say when asked how Nintendo can expand the gaming market without alienating its core base. Follow the link for the full interview.
lol their so going to alienate their core base, with the utter crap their bringing out
Keep trolling it up Odion, it's a great use of your time.
Yea Odion we know you can talk nice about 360, so why not be positive about all things gaming?
Sony game me a reason to buy a PS3 with Firmware 1.80, and now I'm just waiting patiently for Nintendo to do the same with something, anything that appeals to me. Nothing yet. I want one, but nothing appeals to me yet. @bladeturd...Bro, you are all over my NUTS...hahaha Just because I didn't own the system, doesn't mean I didn't prefer it over the competition based on features you BABOON. And yes, I have a PSP so after the PS3/PSP connectivity, I "jumped in" and got the PS3. I didn't however run out and "jump in" front of an out of control locomotive like you have done with your crap purchase of a 360. I just took a crap, now come wipe my ass with your Tongue, YOU BABOON. You're a pathetic human. You IGNORE me in you profile, but yet you still feel the NEED to read my comments, huh?....YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE, and a FAKE. YOU LOSER!! @bladeturd...How many "stupid pills" did you take today? Everyone here knows all you do is misinterpret everything you read. Your head COULD NOT get any further up M$'s ASS.
LOL... you just got a reason? With the hate and flame against the XBox 360 and all the Sony leg humping you've doing since you join this blog... I would say say... BULL! Firmware game you reason my @$$. And if so, are you saying that all those months of pro-ps3 were just a waste of bandwidth for n4g.com? EDIT -> Bill you are a very disturbing child. As you already know, I will not go on a competition on exchanging insult in order to not offend others in this site. And no... I didnt ignored you're profile... I wouldn't do that... you make me laugh. as matter of fact I only have 1 person on my ignore list and it's not you. Unlike many people I don't ignore people that disagree with other's opinion. I read everyone's comments.. specially the fanboys'... it's entertaining... for example yours... you come here to kiss Sony rear for so many months... and flame the xbox 360.. and guess what.. you didnt own any of them... LOL. I find that interesting.
I'm with bladestar on this one. Your original post suggested that you're just some average Joe who decided to buy a PS3 because it appealed to you, not because you're a fanboy who couldn't tell the difference between pictures of Kaz Hirai and Jesus Christ. Don't give us that crap.
With all the big developers getting on the Wii bandwagon, who knows how many good hardcore games we might get. Just bide your time - this year you're gonna get Brawl, Corruption, Galaxy, and maybe Disaster: Day of Crisis. Oh by the way, if you haven't picked up RE4 Wii Edition yet, don't walk, RUN to the gaming store and buy it now!
I've got a Wii and the only two titles I've felt inclined to purchase were WarioWare and WiiSports. I've avoided the multiplats for the very thing I bought the Wii for... the control scheme. When it comes down to it, it feels as though the control scheme works for a certain niche of games, but for casual gaming across the board it sometimes requires more work than its worth to get over the learning curve and adopt the new controller. This is not meant to be an insult, but at parties the Wii is great... everyone's having fun... but winning doesn't really matter. I've had a hard time seeing myself getting really competitive with any Wii game. : / It may very well be JUST me... but given the choice of playing sports and FPSs on a console, I'll always opt for a standard controller for more overall control. I must say I haven't tried RE4 yet, but I'm not sure I would want to again simply to try out a new control scheme.
LOL... you bought Wii Sports? But don't worry, just like the DS, the software will come the second generation and then all of a sudden walking into GameStop will be like walking into a Nintendo Candy Shop. When Metroid Prime 3 hits, the naysayers will find themselves unable to speak.
Because the Wii hasn't done anything, it doesn't deserve praise crap like Mario part 8 and learn English 2 don't deserve to be the best sellers for the month. Also why would anyone make hardcore games for the Wii when they could just make cheap mini game bundles and make triple the profits.
"Because the Wii hasn't done anything, it doesn't deserve praise crap like Mario part 8 and learn English 2 don't deserve to be the best sellers for the month." You're entitled to your opinion, but the fact that these games are bestsellers should at least be an indication to you that not everyone views gaming the way you do and that your incessant trolling may be the only way you know how to deal w/ this reality that bothers you so much. I fully expect you to deny that of course. "Also why would anyone make hardcore games for the Wii when they could just make cheap mini game bundles and make triple the profits." The reason this baffles you is because you refuse to believe that there are actually hardcore gamers that own Wiis that would buy these hardcore games. Zelda didn't sell well because casual gamers bought it.
In RE4 Wii Edition, it's SOOOO much easier to aim - it's almost too easy. I had a hard time playing the Gamecube version partly for the aiming, but this one controls so much easier. You don't really have to "work" to play it. I keep my remote hand against the chair and my aiming is dead-on. It's a welcome change.
"Wii won’t alienate core gamers" it already did. The hardware is not designed to impressed the core gamer which have always being impressed with special effects, immersive gameplay and graphics. True wiimote offers a new way to play games, but the wii will never bring games that look and play as good as games like Mass Effect, Metal Gear, Final fantasy, Halo 3, etc. Name one Nintendo game that can compete with any of these games I mentioned? EDIT --------- @ItsDubC - Ok, lets go by what's already released. Name one game on the wii that offers a similar experience than Resistance or Gears... how about Forza or Motorstorm, should we talk about Obvlibion? I shouldn't have to explain the difference between a video card that cost $50 and one that cost $400 and why many people prefer the most expensive one. I am not only talking about the graphics... but can you point me to a game on the wii as detailed as Forza in terms of customization or framerate or and physics? You actually think that "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles" will look and play as good as Final Fantasy for the PS3? do you think Metroid will beat Halo 3 and Kill Zone 2? Let's go by what we have... why don't you compare COD3 for the xbox 360 and COD3 for the wii and tell me which one is better and plays better? I am not saying that the wii can't make fun games... but it simply cannot do better than the PS3 and xbox 360 at games where the gamer is hardcore enough to not have a problem playing them with a gamepad. true.. you can have grand mom play wiisport... and it can be fun to play party games and games like Simcity would be great... but if you think every game will translate better on the wii... all you have to do is look at what's available on the wii now... a buch of party games that should be released as download over wiichannels. Take the wiimote out of the picture.. and what do you have? not even a GC.
Wow, you've actually played Mass Effect to know how good the gameplay is? And to think, I thought you were just buying into the hype machine. Don't you think that saying the Wii will NEVER bring games that play as good as those you mentioned above is just a LITTLE presumptuous and fanboyish? Obviously the Wii's graphics will not be as good as the PS3/360, but what evidence can you provide to support your claim that the Wii cannot produce a similar level of gameplay? Why won't upcoming Wii titles such as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, Resident Evil: UC, Smash Bros, Soul Calibur Legends, NiGHTS, Super Mario Galaxy, or Manhunt 2 be able to compete w/ the games you mentioned? EDIT: If you wanna go by what's already released, then how is it fair to compare the game library of a console that's been out for 2 yrs vs one that has been out for half a year? It's not, leave the 360 out of it. Everyone touts Motorstorm as a high achievement in terms of physics. Does the fact that the Wii doesn't have a game to match the physics of Motorstorm mean that the Wii is incapable of it? Obviously, no. You don't hear Wii owners claiming that the PS3 is incapable of handling a fun brain training game. "You actually think that "Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles" will look and play as good as Final Fantasy for the PS3? do you think Metroid will beat Halo 3 and Kill Zone 2?" Obviously, the chances are slim that FF::CC will look better better than FF for the PS3. But what makes you think it can't play as good or better? If you can't even fathom the POSSIBILITY that a Wii game might actually play better than a PS3/360 game, how could you not be narrow-minded? And one game "beating" another is purely opinion-based. What makes you think KZ2 will be so good? It's not like the 1st KZ was a major success. Oh let me guess, you saw the supposed in-game KZ2 trailer (which had a sweeping camera and therefore made little indication as to how good the game actually played)? It's too bad, you probably will not enjoy Metroid Prime simply because you've already decided that it will not be as good as KZ2 or Halo3. And if you wanna compare a multiplatform game such as COD3, why not also compare Rayman Raving Rabbids? The reason you probably never played RRR is because the 360 version paled in comparison to the Wii version for one major reason - the controls. I applaud Ubisoft for managing to accomplish this in spite of the fact that the Wiimote introduced a completely new control paradigm for developers to tackle, contrary to that of that of the gamepad which has been the predominant control interface since the NES. The point is, devs are not likely to be successful the first time they try to program new things. COD3 is a prime example.
Blade I understand where your coming from, but why would you want every game to be the same. This is why PS3/360 get all the heat because you get the same games for both of them and for the most part they are the same. Now the Wii comes in and sure it'll have some of the games that PS3/360 have but they will not play the same and naturally will not look as good. Yet you'll also get games that won't be able to be played on PS3/360, some mini games and some hardcore games. I think it's great that the Wii is what it is because if it wasn't then we would be getting 3 games exactly the same. Now at least we have 2 different versions of a game. PS3/360 can fight it out and Wii can have all the casual and yes hardcore games. Look at the gaming mags all of them now are sporting there own Wii section! It's kind of neat to get 2 different reviews for 1 game PS3/360 share the same review because they are the same Wii gets it's own because it's on it's own playing field. Tell me why this is a bad thing?
I don't think anyone has suggested that the Wii can compete graphically with anything on the 360 or PS3. If that's what you meant by posting this, then you're absolutely right, but that's why the Wii only costs $250. If you meant that the Wii doesn't have any games with the same level of depth, then you're missing on some crucial games there. Super Paper Mario, Twilight Princess; true, not graphical powerhouses, but games that have more care put into them than most of what comes out for the PS3 or 360. By Holiday '07 Nintendo will probably have us blown away (a la DS) by amazing first-party titles. You might have to wait, sure, but the payoff is going to be great.
I know this has been said to death, but it's true. GRAPHICS AREN'T EVERYTHING. True, they're a lot, but not everything. The reason I liked Prey so much was not just for the graphics, but those crazy portals! At the end of the day, innovation will win.
You are 100% graphics aren't everything but they are something and the wii have 0 of it compared to the other consoles. It's funny how people believe that innovation only occurs on the input device area... innovation it's not only about some company that figured out how to make a better input device or a way to interact with the games. How about physics? Destructive environments, sound, music, customization, framerates, realism, etc. Yes, sure graphics is not everything as you say.... but are not talking about only graphics here... there is more to a game that just being about to play it in a different way. How about online, and multiplayer? I find it hard to believe that all the years of research and improvements on so many areas where undermined just for an input device or the wiimote. We all welcome the new wiimote... but why did they have to make it so cripple in terms of horse power? Why couldnt Nintendo innovate their input device while keeping up to day when it comes to the hardware and graphics? what are you saying... wiimote cant cooexists with advance hardware and graphics cards? The days of Nintendo released state of the art hardware ended with the released of N64. After that... Nintendo just being trying to figure out how to make a console that sells without having to put money into it.... and they finally did it with the wii and the ds. I would love to see what else are they going to come up with for the next gen.
Heck yea Prey is an awesome game! You can never find anyone playing it on live anymore though so that's a big downer.
I'm moved into my house in April and when i packed up the wii from the move.. its still in the box....
I think metroid prime 3 and Mario galaxy will fulfill the hardcore crowd. Nintendo has made some extemely tuff games for many years. A lot of the 360 and ps3 games hold your hand with constant check points and open save systems that are made for adhd gamers that hate challenge. Metroid prime had some extremely tuff boss battles (ridley and prime) and mario sunshine had parts that were so hard i nearly broke my controller (part with yoshi and the floating blocks). I just hope they dont dumb the difficulty down like they did with twilight princess.
Yea I hate how most of these save systems work now. Even FF has given up on that challenge. What happen to the days where the only saves where in only in towns and you had to hike thru a dungeon to get to the next part knowing full well that you could die with the next random battle. Metroid had crazy hard bosses! I had to walk away a few times and come back the next day in order for me to get past some of them. Just needed to let it all soak in I guess.
It’s funny to let younger players try out older nes and snes games. They get so frustrated so fast and then just call it crap. I remember when I was a kid trying to beat the Grimm reaper in castlevania for weeks at a time. I remember crying out loud and begging god to stop spiting me while trying to beat the upper bridge in super Mario world (you know the level that moves on its own). I don’t even wanna get started on the hell that was the last level of the original ninja gaiden (3 end guys with one life bar)! In the old days a controller dying from rage was a common thing. I love Nintendo games because they are one of the few companies who make games that are purely skill based (treasure too) and because they are the masters of making epic boss battles.
...because you've already did and it's impossible to go further.
" and it's impossible to go further." what?......really is it so hard not to say something that reflects your one bubble image? Why are you being so hateful in the first place? Games are Games and i know each console will have something for everyone. yess even the so called " hardcore" gamers.
the reason why it won't go for core games is because there is no reason to, you make far more money targetting none core gamers that its just stupid to make a more hardcore game
can I point out the Wii has only been out for 8 months.....
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