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Atelier. My wife loves this series but mainly because it feels like I’m spending about a $100 twice a year for a bundled series of this game not only on PS4 but on Switch, too.

It’s kinda growing on me.



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CaptainExplosion said:
TomaTito said:

Advance Wars: no ports... new game please.

We would've had a new this month, but a certain fascist empire fucked things up and now it may very well be cancelled. -_-

That is still a remaster of Advance Wars 1&2, and pretty sure those are remakes/sequels of the Japan only Wars series.



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Digimon. Granted, I've only played one game, but I thought it was pretty good and found myself thinking: wow, why aren't more people talking about Digimon?



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00Xander00 said:

Overall Series' Sales Figures according to VGChartz-
(I know some figures may be outdated).

Metroid 16.64m
Castlevania 21.63m
Tales of 25.5m
Devil May Cry 25m
Lemmings 20m
Spyro the Dragon 20m
Bomberman 12m
Fire Emblem 11.74m
Kirby 41.13m
Xeno 6.49m
Pikmin 6.03m
Dead Space 6m
Okami 3.60m
Ni No Kuni 2.83m
Bayonetta 2.42m
Amnesia 1.58m
Yooka Laylee 1m?
Z-Zero N/A???
Silent Hill 9m
Starfox 10.27
Klonoa ?m
Metro 12.20m
Wario 12.13m (Warioware in particular)
Sonic the Hedgehog 76.64m
(I saved Sonic for last. I don't know if these are the complete sales figures for the series. I will feel stupid (like I was born under a bridge in some weird novel than didn't sell very well and the book stores had to round-up all the copies where a dirty old bearded guy with a glass eye and a hunched-back took them away in a dark forest... and then a deeper lagoon... and beyond, then chucked them into the dirtiest river around where it fell on someone fishing who just happened to be of royal blood and the books where than banished from the kingdom and fired into the exact scientifically-measured centre of the sun encase it orbited it first before drifting in) if these sales figures are untrue and Sonic may have actually sold more than I thought and just would rather type this all out and make a fool of myself instead of quick google search. I accept that a lot of the 3D Sonic games haven't been too good to justify it in the list (but there are a lot of good Sonic games despite certain titles) and also its a series that is already popular (obviously) but due to Sonic's history and popularity, I feel the sales figures should be higher than 76.64m).

Edit-

I forgot about Donkey Kong 65m. I didn't know if I should put DK in the list as there are only 5 DK country games and 65m is still really good but (like Sonic) due to DKs history and popularity I think DK should be a little bit higher than 65m, something like 90m or at least 100m.

It's like Nintendo doesn't care about Donkey Kong anymore. -_-



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Paperboy_J said:

Digimon. Granted, I've only played one game, but I thought it was pretty good and found myself thinking: wow, why aren't more people talking about Digimon?

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition?



foxmccloud64 said:


I would add Wario games both Land/world(and nintendo really should launch a new one) and Ware series, it's true that they are more experimental that other franchises, but that's their charm and i love them for that and all the humor, if mainstream consumers weren't just onto the same franchises time and time again, they would see that there are a lot of tinier games that are as if not more entertaining that some of the big budget games, or in the case of wario ware series that some cheap mobile knockoffs.

WarioWare is another one. Smooth Moves was probably the first true party game I’ve ever played. Yeah, people have used “Party game” to describe Mario Kart and such, but those aren’t what I’d call a party - more like an office lunchtime gonna fuck up my co-workers game; like a replacement for the extended coffee break. A party has alcohol, dancing, flirtation, that sort of stuff. WarioWare is the first game I recall effectively integrating into that scene - Guitar Hero should have been, but I found that game mostly just killed parties into a bunch of people sitting around with bored eyes and dumb lips sipping drinks until I someone gave them an excuse to go some place else. Passing that controller around with Smooth Moves: the interaction, the movement, the comedy, the fun… that made the game a big hit. I think the major issue is the game wasn’t marketed as a proper party game so not many people tried it that way - Just Dance went with the proper “this game’s for people who like to party!” strategy and that game series exploded into tens of millions of sales. Smooth Moves could have been that, because it’s not usurping games like Wii Sports in the “I want to burn a few dozen calories and socialize with my friends/family before jumping into something lazy and boring” type game.

I’m totally onboard with WarioWare as a game that should have been, and could have been, more popular. Much more popular.



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In some sense, I agree with the people who mention Metroid. But, can we really call that an underrated series? I think more people should play it, but I feel like it is pretty widely recognized as a significant IP. There's even a genre of games named after it.



As much as I love WarioWare and the zany characters it brought along, we need more love given to the Wario Land games. Obscurity is the biggest problem faced by non-Mario platformers from Nintendo franchises, and nowadays it's likely to hit Donkey Kong Country as well.

VAMatt said:

In some sense, I agree with the people who mention Metroid. But, can we really call that an underrated series? I think more people should play it, but I feel like it is pretty widely recognized as a significant IP. There's even a genre of games named after it.

It is widely recognized as significant, but it's still constantly being overshadowed by Mario, Zelda, Pokemon and Animal Crossing, which are also great franchises, but have taken away much needed attention from smaller but equally great franchises like Metroid or F-Zero.