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Jpcc86 said:

I dont care that much about them making new IPs, I just dont like them forgetting the ones the already have like... Golden Sun, Star Fox, Fzero or Kid Icarus. etc, etc. I mean, if I had to choose between having a new Golen Sun or... Arms 2, well, screw Arms.

You could say that about every major publisher.  They've all become very risk averse, as budgets have grown so huge.  They stick to a few tentpole franchises, and forget about all the rest.  



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VAMatt said:
Jpcc86 said:

I dont care that much about them making new IPs, I just dont like them forgetting the ones the already have like... Golden Sun, Star Fox, Fzero or Kid Icarus. etc, etc. I mean, if I had to choose between having a new Golen Sun or... Arms 2, well, screw Arms.

You could say that about every major publisher.  They've all become very risk averse, as budgets have grown so huge.  They stick to a few tentpole franchises, and forget about all the rest.  

Tbf, Nintendo is much better about this than a lot of major publishers. They put out more games a year than most do in a single generation. It helps that most of their games are generally lower budget as well.



I think part of the criticism is not just the no new IP, but also new new game concepts. Does it matter if it is a character from a past game in a new environment? Like Nintendo could do a Wario business game. If Nintendo has a character that can fit a new game concept, why not use the older character?



Polyludic said:
I think part of the criticism is not just the no new IP, but also new new game concepts. Does it matter if it is a character from a past game in a new environment? Like Nintendo could do a Wario business game. If Nintendo has a character that can fit a new game concept, why not use the older character?

Wait, you're telling me ARMS isn't a new game concept? What about Labo? Astral Chain? Ring Fit Adventure?



Not seen anyone mention that for awhile now.



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I think people mean "good new IPs". And since Nintendo's being held to a way higher standard "good" means Super Mario and Zelda. So when did Nintendo create their last IP that's as good as Mario or Zelda?



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vivster said:
I think people mean "good new IPs". And since Nintendo's being held to a way higher standard "good" means Super Mario and Zelda. So when did Nintendo create their last IP that's as good as Mario or Zelda?

And just give more attention to existing IP's .



vivster said:
I think people mean "good new IPs". And since Nintendo's being held to a way higher standard "good" means Super Mario and Zelda. So when did Nintendo create their last IP that's as good as Mario or Zelda?

I personally think the Pikmin franchise is every bit as good as Zelda/Mario.  Splatoon is very popular and is a great series as well.  



Chrkeller said:
vivster said:
I think people mean "good new IPs". And since Nintendo's being held to a way higher standard "good" means Super Mario and Zelda. So when did Nintendo create their last IP that's as good as Mario or Zelda?

I personally think the Pikmin franchise is every bit as good as Zelda/Mario.  Splatoon is very popular and is a great series as well.  

I'd say Splatoon is definitely the best new IP that's not the two main ones. Though it's just too narrow of a genre to have mainstream appeal. What I could see is a massive expansion of the Splatoon universe into way more games and other genres. I quite like the whole Splatoon aesthetic and the world but I'll be damned before I play a shooter on a console without keyboard and mouse. A platformer, action adventure or even RPG would be neat.



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