Happy New Year! I’m back from my extensive vacation, and feeling refreshed and pumped for the Switch Event next week! Let’s take a look at what you guys had to say.
As far as the format goes, I some mixed responses from the LiveStream reaction. Some people enjoyed the fact that it was more discussion based, while others found the format inconvenient. In the future, I might try it again but keep track of when I respond to certain comments, and record gameplay separately. I might try that for next week.
This article looks at comments made from December 20th- January 3rd
There’s a lot of comments to respond to — over 16 pages (Usually I have 5 pages to respond to!). I’m sorry in advance if I don’t respond to your comments.
Remember, don’t insult other posters. If you insult other posters, your post that you might have spent so much time on might not get approved, and thrown in the trash. Stay classy!
It really depends, and I could see it going either way (or a mixture). If there is indeed only 2, then the 2 characters they select will be super important, and will need to appeal to a very wide audience. They could still draw in the casual market who didn’t buy the DLC with just the DLC, which was loaded with 3rd Party additions though.
Inklings should be in regardless. They don’t need to be saved. The sooner they get in the better.
Brandon said it best in his reply to you:
“I think Ryu and Cloud deserve better than being DLC fodder. They should be headlining Smash 5 as the big third party newcomers.”
Sakurai has stated he doesn’t think of future installments when working on a Smash game. He doesn’t hold back on characters like that.
Not bad choices, and I’d largely agree with you (as you probably heard). Slime could have a moveset made for him…it’s not impossible. He’s had his own series of games, but I do think he’d work better as an AT. For a Dragon Quest character, I think the newest protaganist would make a lot of sense.
After Disney shut down Disney Infinity, I believe they said they were open to other companies using their IPs in games again. Also, Disney would like Mickey and Mairo to eventually meet! Disney and Nintendo are kind of in similiar positions. Both own legacy IPs and use their IPs for capital. I would love to see Sora in Smash, and I think it’d happen eventually — I just don’t think it’d happen now.
Yeah, I realized when I was trying to get my Famicom Disk System working that the formatm wasn’t very convenient. As mentioned above, I’ll try something slightly better in the future (maybe pick out responses first?). The issue is if I try to respond to something that’s indepth, it becomes a bit annoying to read the full comment.
The leak that NantenJex was referring to was SuperMetalDave’s leak of Nintendo’s budget. It had the code names for the games. I wish I actually posted this on SG, but based on the codenames I was able to figure out what they would be. “Stars” being a Mario Party game and “Tarte” being a Kirby game. Oh well.
About Fire Emblem: I really don’t know either. Six is really pushing it.
I love the MK series. I grew up on it. I think it’d be a bit odd to see him in Smash. I haven’t really seen MK around in Japan (and neither Rayman), so I think that might hurt its’ chances…especially as Sakurai sees Smash as a way to promote Japanese games.
I think part of it is having to wait too long, but another issue is the shift in mangement and the vaccum that was left after Iwata’s passing. Iwata really was the glue that held Nintendo together.
I’ll do better to improve it in the future!
Hope you had a good holiday!
Sakurai does consider franchise balance when deciding characters. It’s outlined in his 2008 GDC speech. (#4)
It really does!
The white hood is certianly the most iconic aspect of the character. To be honest, I didn’t realize there were other characters in the Assassin Creed games (I avoided the series) until much later. I think Rayman fits better thematically than Ezio, but Ezio wouldn’t be unwarranted.
You are going to love LIQUID12A’s aritcle on post-salt from Brawl and Smash for Wii U/3DS.
Personally spaking, adding Roy and Corrin as part of the 7 character lineup for DLC was the tipping point for me. I didn’t mind Lucina’s addition (she’s just a clone, who really didn’t take up that much time). Robin’s addition was refreshing. It’s just that of the 7 characters we got, 2 were from a series I personally have little connection to. I’ve tried FE multiple times…it’s just not my cup of tea. So having them wasn’t exciting for me. Really…if you didn’t like RPGs you got Ryu and Bayonetta for DLC.
Shantae would be a great addition to have, but I don’t think she’s likely.
A lot of people are saying they believe Ice Climbers will be the sole veteran to come back. I agree with you though — I would love to have Snake come back. I even did a discussion about Snake in Smash!
The issue with the fanbase is that we often convince ourselves of made up rules. “Oh we need more villains. But there’s not really any good villains. DK deserves more reps. It needs to be King K. Rool so it fills all these blanks”. Not saying K. Rool doesn’t have its’ fans (he certainly does) but a lot of the support felt like bandwagoning instead of genuine support. Sakurai has stated numerous times that he needs to be like the chef — he needs to understand what his customers want without asking them. That being said, I think K. Rool is more likely because he falls in a similar position as Geno. And we know Geno almost made it into Brawl.
Welcome! Enjoy your stay!
Yeah, we know.
Sorry, that Shovel Knight scenario did not happen.
Haven’t seen you in awhile! How have you been?
Clearly everyone wants Goku!
I believe I suggested Steve to LIQUID12A when he was writing this article. I guess he didn’t go with it :3
I agree with your ranking.
I need to look at that interview still (It came out when I was on vacation) but I believe he was looking to take the gun off the robot for another figure. So it might not be a robot in particular.
A Disney x Nintendo racing game would make a lot of sense. There were also Disney cart games made by Rare back in the day!
He was never presented as that during ANY of the presentations, the shop details, anything.
That’s it for this time! Stay tuned for more featured comments.
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