The ones mentioning Nintendo are always the ones that barely play Nintendo games. Theres a difference between being dependent on nostalgia and using nostalgia as fan service. If Nintendo were only dependent on nostalgia, then every console they made would be a success since people would only be looking for stuff from their past.
Nintendo does have Innovation and creativity.
Zelda BoTW and Mario odyssey, ARMs, come to mind.
2D mario and Pokemon havnt seen innovation & creativity in a long time.
Its why DKC is now a better 2D platformer than Mario.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071