Posted May 19, 2013
I don't agree with that. I actually can't see how the NSMB is being released over and over again if we have only one NSMB for each platform. Yes, just take a look into it: There's one for the NDS, one for the Wii, one for the 3DS and one for the Wii U. There are 4 Gears of War games and 4 Halos on the Xbox 360 alone for fuck's sake, yet no one complains.
Hesusio: Nowadays, however, the Mario series is simply coasting on nostalgia by releasing the same old "New Super Mario Bros" over and over again. That's not even mentioning their other franchises, or what's going on with their hardware.
How many 2D Mario games are there on home consoles since Super Mario World on the SNES? Only 2: NSMB Wii and NSMB Wii U, and we'll probably not see another 2D Mario game until the next-gen portables and consoles.
The only reason why people complain about NSMB getting "milked" by Nintendo is because of the fact that NSMB was released on the 3DS and the Wii U at the same time, without realizing that these are different platforms.
I disagree again. Nintendo is actually one of the only companies that dare to bring innovation into their franchises while keeping the main formula alive. Just look at the games yourself before making incorrect assumptions: each 3D Mario game is completely different than it's predecessor, Mario 64 is completely different than Mario Sunshine, which is completely different than Mario Galaxy (with the exception being Mario Galaxy 2, which is a direct sequel). What they have in common is that they are 3D platformers with Mario characters, but each game has it's own setting, it's own enemies and gameplay mechanics.
Hesusio: This is largely why old fans of the company are so displeased by Nintendo. It's not because Nintendo products are still being aimed at kids, it's because they no longer want to put in the effort to make something both innovative and well designed and executed, be it child friendly or not.
Zelda is another example. Windwaker, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Skyward Swords are completely different games on their own rights. Now the new Zelda for the 3DS will use a top-down view like the first ones. The last Zelda game nwith a top-down view was 4 Swords if i recall correctly, which was released almost 10 years ago.
The only thing i do agree with is that Nintendo needs to develop some new IPs. The last good IP Nintendo made was probably Pikmin. It's time for something new. But i don't agree with the idea that they are milking their core franchises. In fact, i actually think it's time to bring some franchises back, like Metroid, a 3D Donkey Kong like the one made by Rare, F-Zero, Mother (Earthbound) and Star Fox.
Post edited May 19, 2013 by Neobr10