Here's the problem with game development

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Taras, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

    Dec 10, 2005
    United States
    Boxcar #142, Santa Fe rail
    I innernet'd over to to check upcoming NDS releases and I had to check the list three times to make sure I wasn't looking at past GBA releases from '05:

    Ultimate Card/Puzzle Games
    Namco Museum
    Backyard Sports
    Spider Man
    Super Collapse

    Between ports and beating tired franchises to death, well over half of the whole list is shit (some with peanuts). I thought Nintendo listened to the gamers, who is asking for another Petz game? How far down on the dev team do you have to be to be assigned to work on Ed, Edd & Eddy?

    Meanwhile they won't translate Mother 3 which a substantial user base is begging for. Nes is a SSBB character for Gods sake. I need to write someone a letter...
  2. HeatMan Advance

    HeatMan Advance GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 22, 2004
    United States
    Those games have sold well enough to make more.

    Earthbound never sold well in America.

    Maybe the VC will release Earthbound and if enough people buy it in drovves this time, we'll get more games over here.

    Money talks.
  3. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

    Dec 10, 2005
    United States
    Boxcar #142, Santa Fe rail
    btw, anyone know where I can look up sales charts per title. I hear this statement a lot and I don't really believe Babar can be popular enough to warrant multiple titles/platforms. It's on PBS for Christsakes. I want to support my thesis that this is all a matter of what jaded corporate assholes are dictating to the unwashed gaming masses (and granting for the fact that the younger age demographic has no understanding of good gaming content.)
  4. Little

    Little I r Little

    Nov 20, 2006
    The games are quite popular and will sell. 90% of shoppers go there and then purchase by the box and the back because they want the kids to shut up. Parents feel more at easy buying a character or brand name that they know and understand themselves.
  5. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    Nintendo doesn't develop these crap games. The third-party companies do. Nintendo just glances at their games and puts their stamp of approval on them so that they can be published and make both companies more money.
  6. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    so umm. it's just a coincidence that nes was in th original SSB's too?
  7. outphase

    outphase Custom title

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    The Mother series did better in Japan than here... Guess who developed Smash? Oh yeah, NOJ.

    Nintendo doesn't acknowledge the EB fanbase in the states...
  8. clockworkvictim

    clockworkvictim GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 2, 2005
    United States
    Ech, horrible imo.
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Most of those I can live without but personally Ultimate Card/Puzzle Games and Namco Museum were some of my favourite titles for the GBA (ultimate ? games for the GBA has 42 all time classics beat in my opinion).
  10. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Much agree.

    I wish they would make a 2D Metroid for DS. It's a no-brainer. It would sell big-time.

    I also wish they would make F-Zero and a Punch-out compilation for DS. A couple more no-brainers.

    My idea for a Punch-Out compilation would be this:

    The NES and SNES versions could have varying modes. Standard or enhanced graphics. Added touchscreen play or normal controls. If they have their panties in a bunch over Mike Tyson in the NES version....well, there was also a version without that dude. Just use that.

    The arcade Punch-Out could be arcade perfect and would be uniquely suited to the DS since it was already a dual screen game. It would be the first time the game ever officially appeared on a home gaming system of any type. (MAME doesn't count as "official")

    Like I said, no-brainers. Loads of cash to be made with those the 3 games I mentioned alone. Hell, the Punch-Out compilation (as I have it imagined) would probably fit on a 16meg cart or less and they could charge full price for it.

    Nintendo can be so friggin' stupid sometimes. [​IMG]
  11. flai

    flai Androgynous Apparently :)

    Sep 30, 2006
    Before I get flamed by the bloody fanboys here, I love the DS, I have bought three flashcarts and two DS's so far. BUT, it does have the weakest catalogue of any of Nintendo's handhelds. The GB/GBC was great, no innovation at all, just great, classic gaming. The GBA was absolute heaven, the best handheld ever. It has got 150+ games which are better than the best DS games just now. The DS is a great console, its better than the PSP, but looking back on Nintendo's history of handhelds, it just doesn't compare. Its not even in the same league as the GBA.
    Don't get me wrong, the GBA has its collection of awful games, but it was classic, retro, early 90's gaming in your hand, and its vast collection of must-have's far outweighs the DS.
  12. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand

    these games have to exist, and personally they kinda give me hope.
    I mean, if this crap makes it to the shelves, I'm definitely going to get atleast one game of mine on the shelves