ccjwprongs wrote:I find it ironic how you criticise Microsoft for using old IPs and churning out sequels, whilst praising Nintendo for constantly recycling old franchises.
OK, I'll admit my initial post contained a lot of fanboyism bordering on trolling. But, like many other Nintendo fans, Nintendo's last two lackluster (at best) E3 shows really had me feeling down. Also, after years of abuse at the hands of PS3 and X-Box fans calling the Wii a "kiddie toy" and labeling motion controls as "gimmicks," I'm absolutely loving the irony of this whole situation. If you don't understand what I mean, go look up the video where Microsoft demoed "Kinetimals." I dang near peed my pants I was laughing so hard when I saw that. To see the self-proclaimed "harcorz" X-Box seriously demoing a game that literally had little girl fondling a kitten tickled me in all the right ways. There's nothing the X-Box fans can say, because they know the truth: motion controls are awesome, and the Wii is no more "kiddie" than their own console. Also, it's nice to see them getting the same shovelware we've been seeing for years.
Anyways, I see a lot of people talking about Star Fox, but what people tend to fail to realize is that when Rare left Nintendo, it left a pretty big hole that they're only now beginning to fill. Before they left, Nintendo had pretty much completely turned over the DK and Star Fox series to them. In much the same way that Retro Studios took control of the Metroid franchise for a while, so too was it with Rare and Star Fox. I was very happy to see that Retro is taking a crack at DK now that Team Ninja is doing Other M. Not sure who is doing Epic Yarn, perhaps it's Nintendo themselves. You may be asking why Nintendo themselves doesn't make a Star Fox game themselves, but they've been pretty over the last year or two with two Mario titles and the new Zelda, so may not have anyone available to do it. Plus, I'd imagine with all the focus on the new 3DS, they were pretty busing with that as well.
There are a few other franchises Nintendo has ignored on the Wii besides Star Fox, as well. 1080 Snowboarding, Wave Race, F-Zero, Pikmin (I thought they'd announce Pikmin 3, but they didn't), and Earthbound (quity possibly the most neglected series ever) area all such franchises. However, we you can't have everything, and if you consider all the franchises that ARE seeing releases this year (and next year), I think you'll find you sound like some spoiled kid who is never satisified. I mean, we are getting/got new Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Sin & Punishment, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Mario Sports, and Kid Icarus games this year. Isn't that enough?
While I would have liked to seen a sequel to Excitebots (a very seriously underrated game), I'm not going to complain about it. And while I've been wanting an epic Pokemon MMO on the Wii for, like, ever (or at the very least a Pokemon game in the style of the GB series and not just some stupid "battle arena" thing), I know that some things just aren't meant to be (unless it is).