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redd214

I'd put most of Nintendos 1st party games above the whole Uncharted series and that's coming from a primarily Playstation player.

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QualityGeezer

@Kyleforrester87 yeah mate that's fair enough shows we have different tastes, the witcher 3 in my opinion is the greatest game ever but it suits what I'm looking for in a game, BOTW for me was like watching CBEEBIES but like I said that's not my bag and I know it's popular it's just I can't enjoy Nintendo games they seem too lack everything I like in a game

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Ralizah

@kyleforrester87 His wording isn't off. He's saying exactly what he means. What he's saying just happens to be quite foolish.

The funny thing, of course, is that Nintendo's primary demographic is 30+ years old at this point.

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Ralizah

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QualityGeezer

I knew my opinion would be unpopular just honestly dislike Nintendo. @Ralizah each to their own

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DerMeister

The idea that Nintendo is a "kiddy game maker" has been around since at least the Gamecube era. I've personally dealt with it so much, I don't really get upset by it anymore. They really don't challenge that perception too much themselves, if I'm being honest. They market themselves as family friendly, have products like Labo to reinforce it, and don't have much success or representation with more "mature" games, despite having titles like Fire Emblem or Octopath Traveler, which are more in the middle.

I do roll my eyes whenever people feel the need to throw shade (as they're calling it now) at Nintendo fans, especially on here (@QualityGeezer isn't doing this, I'm just talking about in general). It just serves no point and brings nothing but fanboy arguements that derail actual discussion.

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Ralizah

@QualityGeezer Look, I don't think anyone cares if you dislike Nintendo's output or not. But saying they "lack the talent to make a game about anything other than pushing jump" isn't really an 'unpopular opinion,' it's just sort of a silly thing to say. It's not reflective of reality and just shows that you haven't made an attempt to engage with most of their output. How is Pikmin, a real time strategy game, a "game about pushing jump?" Zelda? Fire Emblem? Splatoon? I could go on.

If you want to say: "I don't like Nintendo as a company and don't care to try out their games," then... you know, whatever. I think it's a shame, but people will do what they want. But generalizing about something so obviously untrue probably isn't a great approach. Just my two cents.

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Ralizah

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KratosMD

@QualityGeezer If you had said this during the Wii U era then I would've undoubtedly agreed with you. However now with the Switch, I truly believe Nintendo is undergoing a change in their video games philosophy, i.e. trying out different things and taking risks instead of sticking to the same old safe formula.

Now that I'm older, Nintendo's franchises appeal less to me in general than when I was a kid. I don't care at all about Super Mario Maker 2 or Yoshi's Crafted World or Kirby Star Allies. 2D platformers like those are so uninteresting and unappealing to me due to their simplicity. I want more intricacy in my video games and that's why games like Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses etc are way more appealing to me. Games like these though were in scarce quantity before the Switch and that's why I pretty much hated the Wii U.

So yeah, I definitely feel way different about Nintendo these days since they seem to be changing the direction for most of their franchises, which is great!

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KratosMD

QualityGeezer

@Ralizah @Kyleforrester87 @DerMeister sorry if my point has come across wrong wasn't meant as an insult or slight if you enjoy what they offer then winner. @Ralizah maybe this wording explains it better. I enjoy narrative driven emotional and engaging games. I don't find any Nintendo games too have this depth. I agree before you say they have depth in other ways but not in what I'm looking for, like I said I having played countless Nintendo games the stories at best seem like they were written by 5 year olds and that's just not what I'm into

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Ralizah

@QualityGeezer I can absolutely see why someone attracted to narrative-driven experiences wouldn't have much of an interest in Nintendo's exclusives, which are, by and large, almost exclusively gameplay focused.

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themcnoisy

@Ralizah @KratosMD @DerMeister @kyleforrester87

I would like to add to the point that @QualityGeezer has made. I was a huge fan of Nintendo - so much so the GC was my first console of the Gamecube, ps2, xbox era. I had a Game boy advance, wavebird, multiple game cards and peripherals. Super Monkey Ball, FZero GX, Rogue Leader, the best version of Soul Calibur 2. Absolutely awesome.

However by the end of that gen I had absolutely enough of Nintendos output and its big hitters. Something changed in the way I felt about the games.

As they keep reusing iconic characters Mario, Link, Samus etc to me the games have become whimsical churlish experiences. Put on Mario Odyssey. Great there's Mario Again doing what Mario does. Put on Smash Brothers. Great there's mini characters fighting mini characters again. Put on Zelda, there's link again doing what Link does to fight the boss to basically do it all again. None of those games are bad. They are all amazing, gameplay perfection. But due to the recycled events, characters and mechanics I have had enough.

Nintendos games are too safe, samey, cosy and benign. This can also be applied to Uncharteds semi game / movie template. Fifa and Cods annual iterations. Same sh£t different day.

For me variety is the spice of life and I like new things. Like @KratosMD encouraging me to play P4G. Chatting to @kyleforrester87 about the secrets in Fez. Getting advice on Danganronpa from @Ralizah or talking fighting tactics on a plethora of fighting with @DerMeister

That's way more interesting than talking about how many moons I have collected in Super Mario 72.

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kyleforrester87

@themcnoisy Peoples tastes change over time and what does it for you one decade might not the next, it doesn’t mean you won’t swing back to enjoying Nintendo’s output. As for reusing characters etc, I don’t really buy that. Each new instalment tends to stand up on its own, and its only so obvious since it contrasts with Sony’s approach of dropping mascots every few years, which in itself can be a bummer as good franchises get lost to time.

In my opinion....

Breath of the Wild - Best openworld game of all time
Odyssey - Best 3D platformer of all time
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 3rd best JRPG of all time

It does help that I have never been a huge Nintendo gamer, I missed a lot of the Mario games.

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kyleforrester87

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Ralizah

I don't think engaging in a diversity of software and enjoying consistently excellent Nintendo series are mutually exclusive, personally. Besides, there's a lot of variety in some of their big series. Games like Breath of the Wild, The Wind Waker, and Majora's Mask are all radically different experiences from one another, for example, despite all being in the same broad "Zelda" category. And even if you ignore the big series, you still have stuff like Splatoon, Pikmin, Metroid, Xenoblade Chronicles, Fire Emblem, etc.

Of course, I couldn't get on with JUST their stuff, which is why I'm a multi-platform gamer, but, of the big three manufacturers, their game design philosophy is the one that appeals to me the most. Perhaps because they're still, by far, the one that has kept most in touch with their Japanese roots (Xbox never had any to begin with, and Playstation is basically an American brand these days). Nothing Microsoft makes anymore excites me on any level (aside from Cuphead, if that counts, and maybe the Ori games). Playstation's games are often too realistic, cinematic, and violent for my tastes, although I usually find some stuff from their first-party developers that I like (HZD is fantastic, for example). I don't like ALL Nintendo games, but I find that their commitment to mostly family-friendly entertainment that is laser-focused on play, accessible challenge, and discovery fits my preferences most closely.

Also, I'm much bigger on the Big N now that they're developing for a hybrid system as, at heart, I am primarily a handheld gamer. I LOVE being able to play my games away from the TV. If Sony ever develops a hybrid that isn't reliant on streaming, then they'll be getting a lot more of my money.

Historically, I've been more of a Sega and Playstation guy than a Nintendo guy, though, and I have very little nostalgia for a lot of their older systems.
For me:
Genesis > SNES
PS1 > N64
PS2 > Gamecube

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87

Odyssey - Best 3D platformer of all time

That's a lie. Astrobot is better In every single way. In fact Astrobot was like playing Mario 64 for the first time. How it wasnt voted goty last year is a mystery professor Leyton couldn't solve.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 3rd best JRPG of all time

Never played it. Might give it a go when I trade Mario odyssey In.

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themcnoisy

@Ralizah Maybe that's why I have gone off Nintendo. Been playing their stuff all my life and when I played odyssey my immediate thought was to go back and play 64 or sunshine instead. Extremely similar games which I knew very well without ever mastering them. That's not restricted to Nintendo though, playing Disgaea 5 or Sonic Mania - I just wanted to put Disgaea 2 and Sonic CD back on for the same reasons.

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Ralizah

Astro Bot sounds fun. Too bad it's reliant on an expensive VR headset!

@themcnoisy I've played a lot of their older games, but only years later. Didn't play OoT or SM64 until I was already an adult, for example, and I don't particularly enjoy either. Sunshine on the Gamecube is fantastic, though, and has aged brilliantly. The good thing about being a very late blooming Nintendo fan is that I get to look back at a lot of their big games from years past without the nostalgia goggles.

Before the Wii U, I primarily owned Nintendo consoles for Pokemon games. The only games I played on the N64 when it was new was Hey You, Pikachu! (ugh...), Pokemon Snap, and Pokemon Stadium, for example. I didn't play a 3D Mario game at all until Galaxy on the Wii. Ocarina of Time 3D was my first 3D Zelda in 2011. Fire Emblem: Awakening was my first FE game. Pikmin 3 was my first Pikmin. I didn't play Super Mario World until 2014 or so. You get the point. My trajectory has been very opposite of most of y'all, in that Playstation-branded games were very much my formative gaming experiences, and I've only discovered most of Nintendo's big franchises within the last decade or so.

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Ralizah

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DerMeister

I personally find Nintendo games to be consistent, but generally well made games you could play repeatedly, and a good palette cleanser with my current game lineup. Right now I tend to go through an open world game, an RPG, and a fighting game to wind down (As much as my competitive self can, anyway) from both. With that in mind, playing something like Super Mario Bros. 2 is a relief. Something I find enjoyable and not too taxing on my brain. Not to mention how AAA games tend to be samey themselves, currently with it's open world, "mature" story, look-at-the-graphics love affairs, seeing Nintendo still hitting sales charts tend to be a sign of confidence for me, knowing that the old hands aren't going anywhere.

This carries on to a thought I just had: While Sony and Microsoft take more risks, some that might not be appealing to gamers, Nintendo can be seen as the steady hand of gaming. Yeah, making a hybrid system was a risk in of itself, but they've kept the quality high as far as I can tell. It's great to know that what you're getting is a good product. Yeah, I imagine if you only or mostly play Nintendo games, it can get stale, but if you're a multiplatform gamer, it's probably more a comfortable feeling. I also understand that the greatest games tend to challenge the medium or bring something we've never seen before, but that consistency of making a quality title, even if it's familiar, is something I value just as much. Many of my favorite games don't push the medium much, they're just good games that I love to play over and over.

I dunno if I can really say I'm much of a Nintendo fan. Super Mario World was my first game ever, I've had every handheld since the Game Boy Color, had a Wii, but for multiple reasons I've probably explained before, there was a lot of Nintendo I missed out on, and PlayStation was always my system of choice. But I can't personally deny any value they have.

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 @Ralizah @DerMeister What's even stranger putting the boot in over Nintendo. I have been watching an in depth deconstruction of a Mario 64 speed run (which is the most complicated thing I have ever watched Mario moves through dimensions literally) and the blind Mario maker speed runs from games done quick over the last couple of days.

Great watch.

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QualityGeezer

@Kyleforrester87 if that's your opinion then that's cool, I can't comment on platformers which admittedly Nintendo are king of because I don't like them but like I said the witcher 3 is the greatest open world game I've played and I don't feel Nintendo have the scope or ability to be able to make a game like that. I absolutely loved occarina of time back in the day but BOTW was bland and boring in my opinion but then again it's universally loved so I would agree that it is my tastes that may be the problem. I'm not saying Nintendo don't make good games just that I don't enjoy them

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