I'm the same way. I was fine with Bowser being the villain of Paper Mario. I hate most of his musical themes, though. I still think BIS, RPG, and Thousand-Year Door did Bowser best. His themes, on the other hand, remain terrible much like his castles and final worlds.
Yeah, it did not beat the other Mario games, but it still sold more than other series that nobody ever gives a chance. It is sad, but when those games came out Mario was huge. Anything with his face sold.
This is true. it also reminds me a bit of this comment I found on youtube which says the unfortunate truth "It's not really an issue of them forgetting their franchises and characters. Nintendo is just doing what a smart business would do. They focus on making games that they know will sell when it comes to first party series which obviously their big four that aren't Smash Bros are: Mario, Pokemon, Zelda, and Kirby which obviously get a lot of love because of that. It's also why Fire Emblem is getting a new game so quickly after the release of Awakening and it not being the crossover with Shin Megami, it's one of the best selling games on the 3DS therefore if they make more like it, theoretically it should sell just as well.
This is the same reason why you don't have a new Mother F-Zero, Metroid, or Star Fox game. They just don't sell as well, with Star Fox only getting a pass because Miyamoto decided that he wanted to do something with the game pad with that series. They acknowledge that series exist, putting Earthbound on the Virtual Console isn't going to cost them anything but a few days worth of work, so the small investment that they'll get back from the die hard fans is worth it. There is no way Nintendo could justifiably put a team on making a new Mother or F-Zero game though from scratch. Making a game takes a lot of time and money, and no one is going to want to work on a game for a series that will take a huge amount of time to produce since no up to date assets or engines exist for those games on the 3DS or Wii U other then what's available from Smash which is literally almost nothing, and secondly for the fact that aside from die hard fans, Nintendo has no proof that the game would sell at all. It doesn't matter if 100,000-200,000 die hards want the game and would pay for it in a heart beat, that doesn't make up for the costs of a game that would need around 500,000 units sold just to be in the green. It's why they're so skeptical to make a new Metroid game as well, because of the fans. How is Nintendo supposed to think it's a good idea to make a new Metroid game with the way Other M's release went? It was a mediocre game that was met with horrible reactions from fans and piss poor sales that cost Nintendo in the end, so why would it be a good idea to make a new game in the series if Nintendo thinks the fans are just gonna get pissy and not buy it.
Quite a rant but it's just irksome when people say things to make it sound like Nintendo is deliberately trying to not give you a game for the sake of being mean. You aren't getting your new games because there's no reason to think that it will sell well to a few fans."
And the series which no one gives achance hit me hard...so hard (cough rf, DNS and I am afraid that Code name STEAM and Splattoon may become this -.-)
"all toasters toast bread". All these YTP videos etc
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Even that guy agrees that Other M ruined Metroid, pretty much.
Nintendo is a business until the very end. They want to make money. I miss when creativity and innovation used to be the primary goal, but now that they are a household name they need to keep money going, especially since Sony and Microsoft exist now.
A huge Metroid title could end up losing money. However, a small 3DS title that is nostalgic and old school could maybe help the series establish a good rating before a huge console release.
You already expect Code Name STEAM to be like this?