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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Which Nintendo character could surpass Mario? Reply with quote


Is there a Nintendo character that might resonate with HD "next-gen" graphics better than Mario? I'm partial to either Zelda or Metroid stepping up and outperforming the plumber in terms of quality experiences on the Wii U, especially given Zelda's need for inventory management on the touch screen and Metroid's first-person mechanics now given the proper dual-analog controls.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does a new super smash brothers count?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pikachu...only on Nintendo...and basically just as big a reason to buy a handheld device as Mario.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screw pikachu. It's all about Dragonite!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crash Bandicoot beats everyone - it doesnt really matter.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bretimus_v2 wrote:
Pikachu...only on Nintendo...and basically just as big a reason to buy a handheld device as Mario.

So like a Pikachu-exclusive game? Does it need to have all the other pokemon in there? do you play as Pikachu or is this just a fully next-gen Console-sized Pokemon sequel where you're also playing online with other people in some fashion, maybe exploring the world in parties?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SNAP!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRACKLE!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

POP!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could a personalized Mii type of avatar become a big thing in the future? It would be like a "Be the hero!" kind of thing. No more pre made protagonist.

They've already using them in many games and a Sackboy is technically this kind of a character. Maybe they should just hone the design a bit and add more customization options.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about this last night. I'd like to see a game where you play as Shigeru Miyamoto (a favorite video game dev of nearly everyone) and your goal is to create the next big thing for Nintendo.
Maybe something like scribblenauts, where whatever you imagine you create. Maybe you could upload your completed games or stories to the WiiU network and play them like small videos. Share them as well. Fans could really get behind something like that.
Part Wario Ware, part Scribblenauts. A puzzle game with a story, but non linear.
It sounds crazy already, perfect for a game involving Miyamoto.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Mii character becoming the "very best like no one ever was" in a true console version of Pokemon... No?

Link then because "its dangerous to go alone" and also because Zelda is not the main Character and Metroid is not SAMUS' name...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh?
I was under the impression link is a the same level as Mario.

So yeah.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noritama wrote:
Eh?
I was under the impression link is a the same level as Mario.

So yeah.


He exceeds in my opinion and in many other gamers names but sales wise? Mario
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noritama wrote:
Eh?
I was under the impression link is a the same level as Mario.

So yeah.


No, not even close.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario is way bigger. Also Link doesn't appear in 50 thousand games a year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mario is in everything. His character spans genres. Link is in Zelda games and Smash Bros.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the references to the infamous...

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