And this is why Nintendo’s boneheaded business decisions and aimless marketing make me sad; they’re still making really, really good games.
I prefer physical copies on the 3DS, because of the way Nintendo ties digital copies to your specific console, but I have no problem buying from the eShop if it’s the only option. I’m excited for this, cause I’ve never played any of the Ace Attorney games, and I’ve always kinda wanted to. I’m definitely picking this one up.
Alexa has the best facial expressions.
Just reading about That Dragon, Cancer makes me want to cry. I…don’t think I could handle playing it. But I still want to. Amazing article. Huge thanks to Colin and everyone else involved.
Everything about this piece is fantastic.
I was going to make this exact point, but I won’t bother, cause you made it so much better than I could.
I think Nintendo’s latest games are more innovative than people give them credit for. Just because Nintendo releases a new Mario or a new Zelda, doesn’t mean those games are exactly the same as all the Marios and Zeldas that came before. Besides, of the games you mentioned, only Mother/Earthbound was actually made by Nintendo, and those games…. I’m pretty sure they didn’t sell well. So that might explain why they haven’t taken risks like that recently.
That’s what I keep hearing, and I hope it’s accurate. I would be really sad if Nintendo wasn’t around anymore.
I’m so excited about Nintendo right now. I know they’re not doing well from a business standpoint, and I have no idea if they’ll be able to turn that around, but as a guy who likes video games, I’m really happy with the path that Nintendo’s on. Yeah, there aren’t any games for the Wii U yet, but they’re coming, and the 3DS library is stellar and just keeps getting better. I mean, I really hope Nintendo starts making money again, cause I don’t want them to disappear, but at least in the short term, I’m very happy about what Nintendo’s doing.
Things seem like they’re starting to look up for the Vita, thanks to Sony’s indie-friendly policies. More and more, I feel like one of these days I’m going to break down and buy one.
Yay! Another Wii U game!
Ohhh Nintendo. I really am very excited and optimistic about what they’re doing from a game development perspective, but I honestly have no idea what the hell they’re thinking from a business perspective. I want Nintendo to turn things around and be profitable again, if only so they continue to exist and make great games, but I sure wonder if that’s actually going to happen sometimes.
Annnnnnd… I just canceled my preorder.
Just kidding, but seriously, this is a dumb bonus.
Oh, I hope this comes out here. I loved Etrian Odyssey IV so much, and could totally go for more of that sort of thing.
I would like to start a petition that Justin McElroy has to review every bad game that comes out from now on. It’s nothing personal, man. You’re just too damn good at it.
And that’s fine. I’d rather a game be good and delayed than on-time and bad. But the Wii U has had other problems which make it seem like it wasn’t ready to be shipped, like excessively long load times on menus.
Well, maybe my memory is just faulty, but I definitely remember seeing a picture of the actual Wii U console in 2011. Not that they didn’t do a horrible job of explaining what the Wii U was in 2011 (or 2012, for that matter), but I don’t think that was part of it.
Agreed. They shouldn’t have released it if they didn’t have any games for it. Makes you wonder what they’ve been doing for the past six and a half years. It’s like they didn’t realize that the Wii was a fad. Heck, maybe they really didn’t.
They did. That’s not the problem here. The problem is their horrible marketing.
I really hope they can turn this around, because I really think the Wii U has a lot of potential, but it’s been an utter disaster so far. I love Nintendo, and I want to buy a Wii U, I really do. I just don’t have a good reason to yet. I think that will change, but I hope it isn’t already too late.
The thing is, so many people outside of Nintendo saw this coming. Nintendo’s marketing strategy has been such a confusing mess, because they desperately want to cling to the casual audience who has already left them behind in favor of flinging birds at pigs, but they also want to appeal to the hardcore audience who years ago convinced themselves that Nintendo is for babies. But their biggest problem is simply that they don’t have any games. I really think they thought that Nintendo Land would be for the Wii U what Wii Sports was for the Wii, as in, people would buy the Wii U just to play that one game, but it’s obviously not, and I’m not sure why they thought it would or even could be.
DeathKillBloodWar: The, um, Death…Kill…ium…I guess.
Feelin’ pretty good about my decision to pre-order this.