I don't really see the point in making it gritty either. There's enough of that around, and I don't think irony dollars will accumulate as quickly as earnest ones.Calibanbutcher said:I like the idea of doing a "real" Mario reboot, especially if they manage to implement at least some of the idead you have brought forth, but I don't think that a "grittier" mario reboot is something we'll see anytime soon, especially if the franchise continues to make truckloads of money.
Because as we all know, there is only one thing Nintendo loves more than milking a franchise until it's udder shrivels up and dies.
And that's money.
Dark and gritty does not equal mature and not every concept is suitable for a dark and gritty tone. As I keep saying (apparently in vain) dark and gritty is an aesthetic choice. It is not automatically superior to every other style and tone of movie you could make and our obsessive need to make everything dark and gritty is only a sign of our own lack of maturity, because it says we need to look adult to feel secure about ourselves.gyrobot said:And for JRPGs this has cost them their reputation because they won't reboot JRPGs as darker and grittier stories which isn't afraid put the mantle of maturity on.