View Full Version : Yet Another Blow To Nintendo

08-24-2001, 01:16 AM
"Main said that Nintendo was committed to the market that they’ve carved out for themselves, catering to the kids that have the most free-time to spend playing Nintendo titles. He vowed that Nintendo would “defend this market at all costs.” He also mentioned that Nintendo was concerned because that tricky pre-teen to early teen market is just as easily turned off by childish titles as they are by ones that are too “frightening.” Making games that appeal to this fickle group is Nintendo’s goal."

"It then became clear why Zelda had to be changed. Looking back at the old screenshots, Zelda was very realistic. It’s easy to see how a [/B]younger child could be frightened by it, and how parents might be put off by the look[/B]. With the recent furor over violent games, Zelda was pushing the envelope too far for even Miyamoto’s taste. Nintendo decides to overhaul the look, and create more of an animated look, almost a cartoon that kids of all ages are familiar with. One that Nintendo could defend as committed to their “family entertainment” stance."

"Japan will love the new look. It fits quite firmly with the culture of the nation. US gamers, on the other hand, embrace realistic games. Some can see past the change to the animated look, but for the most part unless the gameplay is top-notch, it may be passed over. Most of the reaction has people saying that this game is going in the wrong direction for a company trying to shake it’s kiddie image. That’s just it, Nintendo is NOT trying to shake that image; kids are the bread and butter of the company. They will make games for the older demographic (via third-parties, and closely held second party titles), but they are not actively pursuing it."

ah yes, nintendo moving for that family group... and turned its back on the teens... tsk tsk nintendo, what are ya thinkin?

08-24-2001, 03:23 AM
Who did you get that quote from? Big Bird? ok sorry that was to easy. Seriously though, who said that?

08-24-2001, 03:43 AM
Gaycube sucks plain and simple

08-24-2001, 03:51 AM
i forgot who said it, i think it was that one jap guy that makes zelda, its from spaceworld though.

08-28-2001, 01:22 PM
Was that maybe yamchu mana or something like that.