The Switch has been unvieled! What does everyone think of it? Sorry that featured comments are pretty weak this week. I’m behind on sleep due to the Switch Event.
This article looks at comments made from January 4th-January 10th
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!
I agree with you — I don’t think Bayonetta placed high enough in the Japanese data to warrant mention. In my own research, I placed Bayonetta in the top 20. It’s important to remember that Bayonetta was said to be the most realizable, and not the most popular. I think ease of development, interest and popularity led to Bayonetta being picked.
I think Corrin really benefited from timing. Color Splash or Paper Jam came out too late, but Xenlobade X came out too early. But I really agree with your comment. One thing I’d change is Cloud to the most popular FF character. Fire Emblem needs the timing more, as you mentioned have more one off characters.
Yeah franchise balance is something that’s really important, but it’s not the golden rule. A lot of fans make up rules, and stick them to instead of going back to the source.
That’s true, but Sakurai is such a fan of video games I really do think he’s honored to work on these characters. You can see him gushing about it in the Little Mac column.
Have another one!Hardcore fans only make a portion of the fanbase.
I always feature you because we often disagree, and you usually have an interesting argument. If it was just salt, I wouldn’t feature it.
I know there’s a lot of people who actually like K. Rool, and I grew up with DK64 myself. I was 11 when it came out, and I collected everything. One of my favorite games to play. I don’t have anything against the character personally but I saw a lot of the discussion go as follows:
“We need more DK characters!”
“We need more villains!”
“King K. Rool fits both!”
…instead of geniune love for the character. Not saying everyone who supported K. Rool was bandwagoning, but I felt a lot of people were. Sceptile is another example of this. Filling in imaginary requirements that don’t exist.
Will have to check out that video!
We need Bomberman in Smash. Smash as a promotional game has an impact, but as you said it doesn’t make a top 10 game by itself.
Coming out this week! Blame Switch for the delay.
Having Sylux as a playable character would be very interesting and could introduce new mechanics into the game (which would mix up gameplay). I’d be down for it.
TBH, I can kind of understand why people get so particular about the layout of the CSS but I also don’t at the same time. I guess giving players sorting options (like year, series order, or alphabetical order) could make be an interesting option. But in the end, it doesn’t really bother me as they have differences. If they were 100% the same, then they should just be an alt.
Yeah, there was a significant increase in support for K. Rool after Ridley’s fate was determined. Another thing, is a lot of casual Nintendo fans don’t know who K. Rool is anymore.
Yeah, the dude loves his years. He really is invested in video game history.
I’d still argue it’s Sakurai’s fault. I think Konami would’ve allowed it for me. Everything else I agree on.
Not sure how 5 games aren’t major. Wario had less than that when he was a frontrunner for Melee. Olimar got in with only 2 games as well.
That’s it for this time! Stay tuned for more featured comments.
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)