Devastating attacks on the major players in the world of gaming.
Mid-Boss is angry, and demands your attention. There is an annoying trend developing within Nintendo and it MUST stop NOW. Nintendo is licensing out its beloved characters to other developers, and they are being DESTROYED. The offenders are all over the place — Camelot (Mario Power Tennis, Mario Golf), Hudson Soft (Mario Party 6, Mario Party Advance), Artoon (Yoshi’s Universal Gravitation) and Paon (Donkey Kong: King of Swing).
“That’s not such a bad thing,” you say, “Nintendo has more time to concentrate on their other projects.”
Yes, moron, it IS a bad thing — classic characters like Yoshi and DK will lose all prestige when people play abominations like Universal Gravitation (God, that’s a crap game). Also, does Nintendo really have any other projects? Its continuous reliance on these admittedly timeless characters may be its tomb. People will get sick of Mario and Donkey Kong — Nintendo overestimates their popularity. Even the Legend of Zelda series is suffering a little from overexposure. We’ve had Wind Waker, Four Swords, Minish Cap and Tetra’s Trackers in the past few years and I, personally, am getting a bit sick of it. Not that these games aren’t excellent, but I will get a little peeved if Nintendo continues with its current pattern and resorts to this cynical EA-esque pushing out of their few franchises. Metroid, Pokémon, Mario, DK, Zelda—there’s little more to Nintendo these days.
Unless it maintains the innovation that’s kept it afloat since the ’80s, its days are numbered.
And the day Nintendo dies, gaming dies.
The views of Mid-Boss do not necessarily coincide with those of the GameCola staff.