Susan Arendt said:
Hurr Durr Derp said:
Nintendo is #2 because they're releasing... more sequels? Don't get me wrong, I love the big N as much as anyone, but I'm really getting fed up with all the big players releasing almost nothing but sequels.
I'm also extremely wary of Epic Mickey. I haven't seen a lot of it, but casting a character like Mickey Mouse in a dark and 'epic' game just hits all the wrong buttons with me.
So something has to be an original IP in order to be exciting? Come now. Take Kirby as an example. Is it a game starring a character who's been in many other games? Well, sure. But that doesn't change the fact that it's well done, fun to play, and has a marvelous aesthetic style. We should hold the fact that it stars Kirby against it?
I understand what you're saying about sequels, but not all sequels are created equal. So long as each one feels fresh or offers us something new to get excited about, does it really matter if we've met the characters before?
Well, yes and no.
I don't mean to say sequels are bad by definition, just that I'm all 'sequeled out' for this E3. I haven't been keeping count, but when it comes to the big names there have been way more sequels than original IP announced. A great sequel is still a great game, but I just can't get excited about it anymore. It's all just stuff we've already seen before, except with some little twist that's supposed to give it a veneer of newness. And they don't even need
to try, because the public will gobble it up anyway.
Don't get me wrong, there are a bunch of sequels that I really want to play as well, and I'm convinced Nintendo will deliver quality games like they've always done. But when pretty much all of the spotlight titles announced by Nintendo, a company often prized for its innovation and originality, are IPs that have existed for decades
, I can't help but lose faith a little bit.