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curl-6 said:

Now if only they'd actually, you know, fucking produce something.

6 years now with zero to show for themselves. A competently run studio could've put out two games in that time.

*laughs in Team Ico*



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Are we certain at this point that Retro isn't a studio that Nintendo uses for money laundering? xp Six years without anything already.



curl-6 said:

Now if only they'd actually, you know, fucking produce something.

6 years now with zero to show for themselves. A competently run studio could've put out two games in that time.

We don't know what happened with Retro Studios those years. I refuse to believe that they just couldn't build up a game. At worst, they would have made another DKC... and they are more than capable of doing that.

I just have the feeling that they were working on something, was almost finished, but Nintendo shut it down (most likely Star Fox Grand Prix. And after that, the morale just... dropped.



Vodacixi said:
curl-6 said:

Now if only they'd actually, you know, fucking produce something.

6 years now with zero to show for themselves. A competently run studio could've put out two games in that time.

We don't know what happened with Retro Studios those years. I refuse to believe that they just couldn't build up a game. At worst, they would have made another DKC... and they are more than capable of doing that.

I just have the feeling that they were working on something, was almost finished, but Nintendo shut it down (most likely Star Fox Grand Prix. And after that, the morale just... dropped.

It certainly did. I remember back when one member of the company thought Retro was shutting down.



Vodacixi said:
curl-6 said:

Now if only they'd actually, you know, fucking produce something.

6 years now with zero to show for themselves. A competently run studio could've put out two games in that time.

We don't know what happened with Retro Studios those years. I refuse to believe that they just couldn't build up a game. At worst, they would have made another DKC... and they are more than capable of doing that.

I just have the feeling that they were working on something, was almost finished, but Nintendo shut it down (most likely Star Fox Grand Prix. And after that, the morale just... dropped.

It's true we don't know exactly what happened, but the end result is the same; the last time they released a new game was 6 years ago. I find it hard to imagine Nintendo canning an almost finished game for no good reason. Something at Retro clearly went horribly wrong and we just don't know if the Retro of today and recent years is even capable of what they once were.



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Vodacixi said:
curl-6 said:

Now if only they'd actually, you know, fucking produce something.

6 years now with zero to show for themselves. A competently run studio could've put out two games in that time.

We don't know what happened with Retro Studios those years. I refuse to believe that they just couldn't build up a game. At worst, they would have made another DKC... and they are more than capable of doing that.

I just have the feeling that they were working on something, was almost finished, but Nintendo shut it down (most likely Star Fox Grand Prix. And after that, the morale just... dropped.

Grand Prix was never real. It was always a joke that got out of hand into a bad rumor. Starlink had Starfox racing anyway. If any game was canned it was probably the unidentified robot arm from the goodbye Reggie picture Retro sent to him but Reggies covered up minus one arm.



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curl-6 said:
Vodacixi said:

We don't know what happened with Retro Studios those years. I refuse to believe that they just couldn't build up a game. At worst, they would have made another DKC... and they are more than capable of doing that.

I just have the feeling that they were working on something, was almost finished, but Nintendo shut it down (most likely Star Fox Grand Prix. And after that, the morale just... dropped.

It's true we don't know exactly what happened, but the end result is the same; the last time they released a new game was 6 years ago. I find it hard to imagine Nintendo canning an almost finished game for no good reason. Something at Retro clearly went horribly wrong and we just don't know if the Retro of today and recent years is even capable of what they once were.

Starfox 2.



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Leynos said:
curl-6 said:

It's true we don't know exactly what happened, but the end result is the same; the last time they released a new game was 6 years ago. I find it hard to imagine Nintendo canning an almost finished game for no good reason. Something at Retro clearly went horribly wrong and we just don't know if the Retro of today and recent years is even capable of what they once were.

Starfox 2.

That was well over 20 years ago, hardly applicable to the current era. Games were far less of an investment then, and the Nintendo of today is not the Nintendo of 1995.



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curl-6 said:
Leynos said:

Starfox 2.

That was well over 20 years ago, hardly applicable to the current era. Games were far less of an investment then, and the Nintendo of today is not the Nintendo of 1995.

Games get canned all the time. Some near finished often. It just happens. Near finished doesn't mean they were satisfied with it. May as well consider Pikmin 4 canned at this point. It was supposedly near finished 5 years ago. Project Robot was canned tho we don't know how far along it was.



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Leynos said:
curl-6 said:

That was well over 20 years ago, hardly applicable to the current era. Games were far less of an investment then, and the Nintendo of today is not the Nintendo of 1995.

Games get canned all the time. Some near finished often. It just happens. Near finished doesn't mean they were satisfied with it. May as well consider Pikmin 4 canned at this point. It was supposedly near finished 5 years ago. Project Robot was canned tho we don't know how far along it was.

If they did make a game and it was unsatisfactory and not fit for launch, that would be even further evidence that Retro have lost their way.



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