Yeah…that was click bait and I fell for it. When Polygon was the new kid on the block, they were MUCH better than this. I wonder when they just started going the Kotaku way.
And here I thought a gaming site would be a safe heaven from the memories of our shameful defeat last week, since we’re still can’t stop talking about it here in Brazil. Boy, was I wrong. Not cool, Polygon. Not cool.
Breaking news!! Nintendo has secrets regarding unnounced project!
I’m sorry…I like Polygon, but that’s how I read this article. =P Just because someone from Nintendo opens their mouth to say something publicly, doesn’t mean it’s relevant or newsworthy.
Honestly, If AC games keep the level of quality they’ve had throughout the years, I have 0 problems with it being anual releases. It’s not the same studio doing each game. Several studios works for different cycles to develop these games. You can say not all games in the franchise is amazing, but I honestly don’t think anyone can say a single AC game is a bad game. I had fun with all of them, I love the story, I love exploring each new setting and even though they take liberties with history, I really enjoy all the research and work they do integrating real life stuff with the game.
I don’t usually aprove of milking a franchise, but that is one videogame series that I think a publisher really nailed how to make a game year after year and still deliver a quality product with a lot of new stuff with each iteration.
I don’t think I can remember a single story of a Nintendo executive or anyone who works there getting fired.
I think it was well reported by major gaming sites how Nintendo surprised a lot of skepticals this past E3. It was also reported how well MK8 has been doing and whatever site did not report the 2M mark yet will do so eventually.
I’m more interested in hardware sales, tbh.
But I think reporting on an upswing is a little too soon in my opinion. And I’m a Wii U owner and recovered Nintendo fan that ignored the Wii entirely. We can’t judge by Mario Kart alone. The effect of the game will end sometime. We need to see what the other big releases do for the Wii U. Remember: Smash Bros is the only system seller coming out for the console for the rest of the year. Big releases like Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2 are awesome, but they won’t exactly sell more Wii Us.
So it would be a little premature to talk about Nintendo turning things around just yet. If after MK8 the company goes back to where it was in sales, then it was just a spike in sales and nothing more.
Reading this makes me a little sad. I love the Wii U and I certainly wish this game found success on the new platform. But I just can’t see it happening. Unless it launched at a discounted price like 40 dollars, I don’t know. But to make things worse, the trailer just didn’t do the game any favors. What it shows, in my opinion, is not looking really good. And after it fails, people are just going to blame the Wii U and Nintendo for that.
For some people, it is. Visuals are certainly something developers and, most importantly, hardware manufacturers like MS and Sony love to bring up when talking about their games and consoles.
I have a Wii U and a Xbox One. You can bet graphics is something I judge when thinking about buying a game for the Xbox. I mean, i payed for pretty graphics. That’s something that, among many other things, was promised by MS when they announced and sold me that 500 dollars box (actually, it cost me 1000 dollars doing a conversion from my country’s currency").
I can never understand people who thinks it’s a righteous thing to don’t care about graphics. Maybe it’s not if you’re playing an indie game or something from an older generation. But this is going to be a full priced retail game for a current console that can obviously handle better graphics.