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One of the truest things I've read. The TC was saying sheep were desperate for having a "Buy No More Heroes" campaign.
Of course they are desperate. They are desperate to get out of the completely illogical and idiotic cycle of self-fulfilling prophesies created by developers towards Nintendo.
Basically, developers just assume that Wii users only want kiddie games or Nintendo games. So they make a crap kiddie game and when nobody buys it, it must be because they only want Nitendo games...and not because their game sucked. Or when it comes to NON-kiddie games, they say "Mature games won't sell on the Wii because if they did people would be making them" or "Mature games don't sell on the Wii because people only want Nintendo games which are kiddie". Both of these are wrong and totally make no sense at all.
Then when somebody does finally put out a Mature title for the Wii that is good, nobody buys it because it's made by some small company that casuals don't know of and has a crazy look that casuals don't typically identify with. Yet if this game fails for its lack of commercial appeal...it will only once again fuel the developers self-fulfilling prophesy that Wii owners don't want real games.
So of course the sheep are desperate to help a Mature Wii title get the recognition it deserves. Imagine what lemmings would be like if developers looked at the RPG sales compared to FPS sales and said, "We're not going to bother making RPGs for the 360 because 360 owners only want FPS" and yet when they do bring out an RPG it isn't Mass Effect but some crap PS2 port that sucked back on the PS2 and sucks now.
Yes, I've finally given in to supporting a non-Nintendo platform.
Anyways, I've got Halo 3, COD4, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Viva Pinata, and Rock Band.
I don't have a lot to say here, but something's been bugging me.
You would think that with the support of Sega, Nintendo would be in good shape. I mean, Sega's one of the great Japanese developers, right?
Apparently not. I remember hearing that Sonic and the Secret Rings was comingto Wii, and that it would be a kind of return to form for the franchise--I was pretty hyped. I rented it ASAP, and what did I find? A mess... sorry, but I don't want to have to earn good controls. I tried to go back and play Sonic Adventure 2: Battle again, but I started to realize how lame it was. Well, surely the 360/PS3 game must be good.. oh wait, it bombed hard. Sega, what have you done to Sonic? The handheld games were fine... but why are you tarnishing the name of Sonic with these mediocre to downright terribleconsole games?
And now they've done it again with Nights--the sequel to a cult classic, and a highly anticipated game, that turned out to be just average. It had so many cool ideas in it, like the online modes, My Dream, and Weather Channel features... why couldn't Sega have just taken the time to make this game actually good?
And as for the other big Japanese devs... Konami's giving us Elebits and Dewy's Adventure (both promising ideas but not great games). Square's FFCC: The Crystal Bearers looks great, but there's little known about it thatI'm afraid it will never see the light of day (at least there's Chocobo Dungeon!). Capcom's done the best so far; I'd still like to see another console Mega Man, but they're kinda running that series into the ground as well.
I just don't understand why all these great Japanese publishers/developers aren't doing so hot. New ideas likeZ&W andElebits; as well as old greats like Sonic and Nights, should be AAA third-party support. These games should be Nintendo's answers to COD4/Bioshock/Orange Box, but they don't seem to live up to their potential.
P.S.: I'm still planning on buying Zack and Wiki, but I just wish it could have gone AAA.
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