Nintendo: Going downhill?

Lario

Seems so long ago.
It's all around me now...

The home page of the computer I'm on, this forum, and another forum...

Is it to you?

EDIT:

Yeah, the SNES years were awesome and the Nintendo 64 was full of great 3D adventures. The GB series had many addictive games. Even the Gamecube had some of my favorite games! But now they're focusing more on the audience of 6 year-old kids who play anything that has minigames on it.

And everytime I go check Wii and Nintendo DS games, it's actually frustrating to pick a good game. And I've had lots of hyped games (like Sonic and the Secret Rings or Mario Party 8) that I've sold because of how bad they are. And they keep making pointless DSs that are exactly the same. I think they're worried about making the DS thinner instead making a NEW console.

At least I have my favorite game system to play on: the SNES.
A quote from another forum that I can't agree less with other than the fact I don't have that Sonic game or MP8... :)
 

Stooben Rooben

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While Nintendo may be targeting a younger audience, there are still games that are good. And there are still games that adults can get into. I don't get why everyone's giving Nintendo such a hard time. They've been around for over a century; they're bound to hit a slump or two ever 50 years.
 

Weasel

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But now they're focusing more on the audience of 6 year-old kids who play anything that has minigames on it.
That's where the money is these days, sadly. Nintendo's first-party games are great for the most part, except for stuff like Wii Music.
 

King Boo

"I'm definitely NOT doing this to help you, Pit."
No, they are not going downhill. Yes, they do have less hardcore games, but they're trying to appeal to all audiences. Once they've converted the majority of casual gamers into hardcore gamers, they'll go back to appealing to the hardcore gamers, because they'll once again be the primary audience.
 

ChaosNinji

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http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.

Nintendo isn't going downhill at all. :/
 

ShyGuy27

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Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.
Whoever wrote that article is retarded. But hey, that's just my opinion.

Also, I fully agree that there's way to much sh*tware on the Wii to overlook.
 

ChaosNinji

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Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.
Whoever wrote that article is retarded. But hey, that's just my opinion.

Also, I fully agree that there's way to much sh*tware on the Wii to overlook.
How so?

There's way too much stuff like that on every console. Not just the Wii.
 

Stooben Rooben

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Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.

Nintendo isn't going downhill at all. :/
I haven't had the chance to play most of the Wii series of games, but they do look pretty cool and interactive.

So, I'm agreeing based on the experience I had playing Wii Sports, and the experience I'll likely have playing other games of the same franchise.
 

ShyGuy27

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Kannival said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.
Whoever wrote that article is retarded. But hey, that's just my opinion.

Also, I fully agree that there's way to much sh*tware on the Wii to overlook.
How so?

There's way too much stuff like that on every console. Not just the Wii.
1) Did you even read the article? The guy is wrong on almost every point he comes up with.

2) As far as I've seen, the Wii has had about 5 good games. But since that alone won't get us anywhere, I'll leave you off with this:
 

ChaosNinji

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Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.
Whoever wrote that article is retarded. But hey, that's just my opinion.

Also, I fully agree that there's way to much sh*tware on the Wii to overlook.
How so?

There's way too much stuff like that on every console. Not just the Wii.
1) Did you even read the article? The guy is wrong on almost every point he comes up with.
Or maybe you just have no idea what you're talking about. :|
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Kannival said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/

Whoever posted that the quote in the OP is an idiot. The Wii series of games is genius.
Whoever wrote that article is retarded. But hey, that's just my opinion.

Also, I fully agree that there's way to much sh*tware on the Wii to overlook.
How so?

There's way too much stuff like that on every console. Not just the Wii.
1) Did you even read the article? The guy is wrong on almost every point he comes up with.
Or maybe you just have no idea what you're talking about. :|
Reading that article was like listening to Kokesh. .__.
 

ShyGuy27

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Kannival said:
At least the article didn't go "OK, you said this, but this is what you actually said".
I'll give you that one.

But the article before that one kind of does.
Basically, it says, "You hardcore gamers think Megaman 9 is awesome, but it's really an apocalyptic messenger for all of videogaming."
 

Glowsquid

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Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/
I read through that blog, wow.

It seems Mr.Sean can't write an article without going into a tangent about Nintendo are the sole innovators and SAVIORS! of the game industry, and how each and every competitors are evil "counter-culture" conspirating to stagnate the video game industry.

What a fanboy.

Not to mention all of his logic-defying declarations like:

This is why games with high sales are the best since it shows these games are pleasing the most people.
Milon's Secret Castle must be a great game.
 

ShyGuy27

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Blitzwing-2 said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/
I read through that blog, wow.

It seems Mr.Sean can't write an article without going into a tangent about Nintendo are the sole innovators and SAVIORS! of the game industry, and how each and every competitors are evil "counter-culture" conspirating to stagnate the video game industry.

What a fanboy.

Not to mention all of his logic-defying declarations like:

This is why games with high sales are the best since it shows these games are pleasing the most people.
Milon's Secret Castle must be a great game.
I also love how he says games shouldn't be games.

And how all the games everyone grew up with and love are wrong and stupid.
 

ChaosNinji

Shine Sprite
Blitzwing-2 said:
Kannival said:
http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/why-wii-music-is-genius/
I read through that blog, wow.

It seems Mr.Sean can't write an article without going into a tangent about Nintendo are the sole innovators and SAVIORS! of the game industry, and how each and every competitors are evil "counter-culture" conspirating to stagnate the video game industry.

What a fanboy.

Not to mention all of his logic-defying declarations like:

This is why games with high sales are the best since it shows these games are pleasing the most people.
Milon's Secret Castle must be a great game.
I only agreed that the Wii series wasn't nearly as bad as everyone says.

I don't really know about that blog; just that article, and even then, I admit, it's ... meh.
 
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