Should Nintendo make a mature platform (Uncharted-type) for the next gen (9th)?

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    Forget about the Wii U, the exclusives it's getting have already been announced and that's that.

    However, on the next gen if Nintendo could work on a platforming game like Sony's Uncharted but without necessarily copying it it'd be fantastic because Uncharted feels like an adult themed Super Mario game and that's a good thing because you've got puzzles, platform, some meleeing (it's just one to two button sequences) and shooting.

    The graphics of the Uncharted games look awesome on PS3 (I'd dare to say it's visually better than what I've seen from Wii U games and it doesn't have long loading screens neither).

    So yeah if Nintendo wants to approach the mature audience they should consider new potential franchises while also keeping the classic ones alive too (Mario, Zelda, Smash, Kart, Metroid, F-Zero, Pikmin)

    By the way, pretty disappointed they never released Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon on the Wii U so if I want to play I'll have to get it for my 3DS.
     
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    Nintendo has been living off of the same 5-6..."E for everyone" type IPs the last 20+ years, I highly doubt they're just gonna change their formula now. Especially when Bayonetta 2, the super mega ultra mature game for mature games™ that was supposed to totally save the Wii U and bring the mature audience to Nintendo, completely flopped and fell flat on it's ass on release in Japan (which will probably follow suit everywhere else). They're just going to live in the 80's like they always have and hope Mario and Zelda will be enough to keep them afloat.
     
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    No, they should become a software dev, maybe try to license something so they can have some branded hardware/peripherals instead. A Nintendo branded Android phone would be something worth seeing I reckon, equally I reckon they could shift third party peripherals that get used on more than one game. In magic land the games industry would adopt the DVD player model but that is magic land, even if it would be sweet.
     
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    Fixed that for ya. :P

    Ya know, I used to think Nintendo becoming a software company was a bad thing but actually if they merged with Sony for exclusives on PlayStation only, we'd have the best of both worlds.
     
  5. Veho

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    They should.

    Are they capable of making one?
     
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    The only way Nintendo is going to get back on top is if they start setting trends again and releasing new content. Developing mature games only isn't going to "save" them. Nor is riding the waves of past successes. Not that they needing saving.
     
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    Yes good job taking an opportunity to pretend you know about Nintendo
     
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    Well that is the better question, are they capable of it? If they've made Twilight Princess then it wouldn't be hard to make a mature platformer while not being necessarily too violent (sometimes emotional attacks are more effective than physical in games so that'd work in favour of Nintendo).
     
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    So when it comes to fixing Nintendo's rigid adherence to formula, the best way to innovate is to copy someone else's formula?

    Hmmm.
     
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    uh not really, sony as they are no may as well could go out of buisness more sooner then later.
     
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    To be fair Nintendo copying Sega's path would be a move nobody saw coming.
     
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    Sony has businesses that do great and others that are flopping. Their video games side of things is doing great. Their TVs are dragging everyone else down. I think their computer business is also shitting everything up.

    Sony wouldn't really go out of business, just cut down a lot and become much smaller.
     
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    hint: as they are now
     
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    I think they are. The Metroid Prime series is pretty good and relatively mature-oriented, they could create more series like that. The problem with Nintendo is that it's giving away the aura of a magical toy maker, a company that makes products for kids. They'd have to invest big time and "waste" a generation supporting third parties and mature audiences before this image would change and I don't think they want to go that route.

    Speaking of changing company image, what happened to the whole Quality of Life whoopaloo they were talking about some time ago? Was it just bullsh*t they fed their investors to calm them down and they're not planning to actually go through with their plans or are they preparing some new QoL-oriented product? Can't help but wonder... :unsure:
     
  15. GameWinner

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    Their PlayStation division is doing just fine so that's not going anywhere.
     
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    what is it worth that the gaming division is making a plus of the company as an whole failing, also playstation on its own is in no state to survive alone, yet.
    Hell nintendo makes more profit the so
     
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    Pretty sure they sold/got rid of the Vaio brand, do they even have a computer business now? I'm not sure, haven't looked through their fiscal year results.
    Nintendo posted an annual loss of $456 million, it's their third consecutive annual loss, they're not making profit at all
    "as they are now" as you say and they're an infinitely smaller company with less capital.


    Sony manufactures anything between semiconductors and software and on top of that they also have a life insurance and banking businesses, Nintendo just makes games. If you sit down and think about it reasonably for a moment, if one of Sony's businesses would completely fail, they'll just divert their attention to the multitude of their other divisions, if Nintendo fails at video games, they'll shut their doors because they do nothing else at this point.
     
  18. grossaffe

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    Nintendo should make the games they think will be great, not pander to the demographic that has written them off. If I wanted Uncharted, I'd get a Playstation.

    Personally, I've gotten tired of the term "mature" as it has nothing to do with the actual maturity of the content, but rather the amount of blood and sex. There are plenty of games rated Everyone that are far more mature than your typical Mature rated game.
     
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    Are you sure that it's the demographic that has written Nintendo off, or did Nintendo write off the demographic?
     
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    I don't think Nintendo-proper ever really made the kind of games that that demographic currently eats up.