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Which Nintendo franchise would you like to have an M-rated entry?

Zelda 4 7.02%
 
Metroid 22 38.60%
 
Sin & Punishment 4 7.02%
 
Fire Emblem 10 17.54%
 
Other (Please specify) 6 10.53%
 
None 11 19.30%
 
Total:57
super_etecoon said:
I couldn't disagree with your thesis more. Nintendo does not make games for kids. They make games for people who enjoy fun experiences. Nintendo has always been very successful at getting adults and children alike to love their games.

in response to your question...I don't think any game needs to be M, period. There are tasteful ways to achieve a T rating and still convey the same story, message, and gameplay. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there shouldn't be M rated games, but I don't think they are necessary...particularly from Nintendo.

Eh, i disagree. I don't think an M rating should be explicitly targeted, but sometimes 'tasteful' isn't enough. Half the fun of Django Unchained (a movie yes, but it applies to the story/message part of the discussion) is how it revels in its own violent absurdity. That quality is a big part of why people like Tarantino in general :p



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VGPolyglot said:
BasilZero said:
Fire Emblem would be great.

We can bring petting to the next level!

Staph right there.



mZuzek said:
ARamdomGamer said:
I just want them to make games, if one warrants a higher rating is whatever, making a game M rated for the sake of it sounds dumb.


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Zekkyou said:
super_etecoon said:
I couldn't disagree with your thesis more. Nintendo does not make games for kids. They make games for people who enjoy fun experiences. Nintendo has always been very successful at getting adults and children alike to love their games.

in response to your question...I don't think any game needs to be M, period. There are tasteful ways to achieve a T rating and still convey the same story, message, and gameplay. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there shouldn't be M rated games, but I don't think they are necessary...particularly from Nintendo.

Eh, i disagree. I don't think an M rating should be explicitly targeted, but sometimes 'tasteful' isn't enough. Half the fun of Django Unchained (a movie yes, but it applies to the story/message part of the discussion) is how it revels in its own violent absurdity. That quality is a big part of why people like Tarantino in general :p

There are two types of people who like Tarantino movies: those who like the dialogue and absurdity...and those who just like seeing people get scalped.  I hope you're in the first category.  Unfortunately when you sell a product primarily to kids the kids will want to watch (or play) someone getting scalped (or doing the scalping) for no other reason than that it is "cool."



super_etecoon said:
Zekkyou said:

Eh, i disagree. I don't think an M rating should be explicitly targeted, but sometimes 'tasteful' isn't enough. Half the fun of Django Unchained (a movie yes, but it applies to the story/message part of the discussion) is how it revels in its own violent absurdity. That quality is a big part of why people like Tarantino in general :p

There are two types of people who like Tarantino movies: those who like the dialogue and absurdity...and those who just like seeing people get scalped.  I hope you're in the first category.  Unfortunately when you sell a product primarily to kids the kids will want to watch (or play) someone getting scalped (or doing the scalping) for no other reason than that it is "cool."

The scalping is part of the absurdity though



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I think the Wario games could go for an M rating. An M rated 3D Wario Land like Conker's Bad Fur Day would be cool. An M rated Wario Ware would also be pretty entertaining.



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super_etecoon said:
Zekkyou said:

Eh, i disagree. I don't think an M rating should be explicitly targeted, but sometimes 'tasteful' isn't enough. Half the fun of Django Unchained (a movie yes, but it applies to the story/message part of the discussion) is how it revels in its own violent absurdity. That quality is a big part of why people like Tarantino in general :p

There are two types of people who like Tarantino movies: those who like the dialogue and absurdity...and those who just like seeing people get scalped.  I hope you're in the first category.  Unfortunately when you sell a product primarily to kids the kids will want to watch (or play) someone getting scalped (or doing the scalping) for no other reason than that it is "cool."

Dam scalpers.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
super_etecoon said:

There are two types of people who like Tarantino movies: those who like the dialogue and absurdity...and those who just like seeing people get scalped.  I hope you're in the first category.  Unfortunately when you sell a product primarily to kids the kids will want to watch (or play) someone getting scalped (or doing the scalping) for no other reason than that it is "cool."

The scalping is part of the absurdity though

Like I said...which category are you falling into here...the high brow version...or the low brow?  That's the difference between a movie audience and a gaming audience...and particularly for the vulnerable, forming brains of our youth. This is why I love Nintendo and Nintendo's audience.  They tend to not cater to obsessions with torture.



super_etecoon said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

The scalping is part of the absurdity though

Like I said...which category are you falling into here...the high brow version...or the low brow?  That's the difference between a movie audience and a gaming audience...and particularly for the vulnerable, forming brains of our youth. This is why I love Nintendo and Nintendo's audience.  They tend to not cater to obsessions with torture.

It's not one or the other though, low-brow stuff can often be high-brow when examined, or at the very least is entertaining, which is far from a bad quality to have. No matter how much you slice it, it's very hard to make certain forms of "high brow" art without indulging in some of the things that make mature themes tick. Sure, there are times where you can communicate mature themes without violence, sex, or nudity, very often infact. But if you wanted to make a game in particular, allowing yourself the freedom of choice as a developer opens up new avenues for exploring certain themes in certain ways. Also, while I agree with what you said about Nintendo's audience, divulging too much from ANY sort of maturity could be considered low brow.