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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:21:21
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At the start of the generation, third-parties got two free passes.  One was the "suprise" factor of no one expecting Nintendo to succeed.  Since, well, I was the only one who thought they'd succeed (at least after E3 2006), that's fair.  The other was people like the IGN Nintendo team and hordes of forum-goers saying to buy these third-party games to prove you'll buy their efforts.  This extended to anything that was not shovelware, and you had better buy it or else you deserve nothing.

I have and will buy whatever I feel like playing.  It's the third-parties' job to figure that one out.  However good, I don't own Zack & Wiki in large part because I don't really care that much about adventure games in comparison to pretty much anything else.  And from the third-party response to sales, pretty clearly it didn't matter anyway.

As for what Capcom could actually do, how about actually trying to progress the Mega-man series?  Wii includes the demographic most willing to try what one would imagine the series to be if it were to be made for current systems.  It's a known IP, has potential, fits the market and has a lot of room for new ideas.

Gonintendo has a section up where people are discussing how capcom are pretty pleased with themselves.

http://gonintendo.com/?p=52573#comments

One of the guys has a good point: Marvelous Interactive is doing or has done: No More Heroes, Oboro, Arc Rise Fantasia, King Story, Rune factory wii. Original, unique, ground up titles. Meanwhile Capcom tries to pass off work from other developers like camelot or Harvy Birdman or Moto GP as great support. Otherwise it's all years late ports and one overtly childish looking game with PSP graphics.

But this is all part of a larger problem of third party support. I see companies like Activision doing a Wii version of COD5 using the COD4 360 engine and using DX9 shaders. I see SEGA doing a version of Sonic Unleashed on Wii as well as unique titles like MadWorld. If they can do it then capcom can. They are one of my favourite developers of the past and I just expect far better from them.

Accoring to vgchartz Zack and Wiki has sold 410'000 copies.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:43:23

EA is positioning Wii as the lead sku on the new Harry Potter game. Another example of a publisher who can at least leverage some decent titles against the platform. In fact Boom Blox has been a success, I think it sold what was it? 590'000 or something? And now they are thinking about putting it on other platforms. They had the right mentality though, make something original, unique and importantly good. As well as making traditional games at the same time.

http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/898/898639p1.html

Wii owners will be happy to learn that Electronic Arts is situating the Nintendo version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as its lead SKU. That means the game is being developed with Wii controls in mind first, and then ported to other systems.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Screenshot

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:54:27
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foolz said:

So you couldn't even use a ruler? Damn you. This document is just a mockery!

I seem to remember a similar drawn up design by you, and I'm not sure you should be pointing the finger. Nyaa

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:05:35
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foolz said:

So you couldn't even use a ruler? Damn you. This document is just a mockery!

I seem to remember a similar drawn up design by you, and I'm not sure you should be pointing the finger. Nyaa

But your writing is like a childish scrawl LOL And you called it Gayming Planet.

Ah you make me smile foolio.

Anyhow here is another example of a developer at least trying something on Wii:

OVERLORD

http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/898/898651p1.html

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Overlord Dark Legend for Wii
It's kind of like Pikmin, except you control evil minions and wreak havoc upon the land.
by Matt Casamassina

US, August 13, 2008 - Publisher Codemasters on Wednesday revealed to IGN that is planning to release a new take on its popular Overlord franchise exclusively for Wii. The title, built from the ground up for Nintendo's system by Climax Studios, is called Overlord Dark Legend and is set for a 2009 release. Players control a young, new Overlord as he takes control of his evil minions. The "trainee tyrant" will, according to Codemasters, "be able to take his growing pains out on the local fairy tale inhabitants as he protects his castle and lands."

Dark Legend will feature an original tongue-in-cheek storyline penned by award-winning games author Rhianna Pratchett, and is set to include a host of old and new franchise-favorite characters, including Halflings, trolls, elves and dwarves, as well as new wicked witches, gingerbread men, and Lil' Red Riding Hood, "the seeming sweet girl with a very personal lupine secret."

Become the Overlord and control your minions with the Wii remote.
The Overlord franchise sparked to life on Xbox 360 in 2007 and immediately drew comparisons to Nintendo's own Pikmin because the main character, although very different from Captain Olimar, controlled his squad of minions around the world very similarly to the way Olimar did the Pikmin. Players used the second analog stick to move the Minions about like a wave.

Of course, Overlord Dark Legend will make full use of the Wii remote to further enhance the experience. According to Codemasters, the Wii remote enables "unprecedented control over the minions." Using the controller, gamers can pluck a minion from the horde, hold him by the neck and shake him around, "throttled to imbue him with some Overlordly power and turn him into a manic minion missile." Now charged with an explosive body, the in devilish critter can be guided into enemies with "hilarious, if rather fatal, consequences."

Pillage villages and kill anybody who crosses your path.
Overlord Dark Legend sounds very promising to us. For more details, we chatted with Codemasters' Dean Scott, who is serving as associate producer on the project. Here's what he had to say:

IGN: Will Overlord Dark Legend be a port or an all-new game for Wii?


Dean Scott: It's an all new game, designed especially for Wii. New story, new characters, new gameplay. It doesn't make sense to try and port the old version, when the Wii gives you an opportunity to make something that works very differently. The key difference is in how you play it. You point, and the minions go and break and kill things. It's a very literal connection for the player.

IGN: How is Overlord Dark Legend related to the first Overlord game?

Dean Scott: There are lots of subtle connections for Overlord-savvy gamers, but in the lineage of the series the events take place before the original game. So certain things you do set up events featured in the other games. It's not the same Overlord though. We're setting up the idea that there have been a series of Overlords throughout time.

IGN: What can you tell us about the story?

Dean Scott: It's part fairy tale, part classic fantasy, and all hilarious. Obviously we've twisted the fairy tale stuff around, because it wouldn't be an Overlord game without a load of black humor. So instead of helping Little Red Riding Hood find her grandma, you'd be helping the wolf shop for granny-friendly sauces. That's not actually in the game, but you get the idea.

IGN: Any new minions?


Dean Scott: It's the same four minion types, but we've given them new abilities. Some of these may be themed around bodily functions that childish folk like us find hilarious. We'll be revealing more from GC Leipzig.



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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:09:17
gamingeek said:
foolz said:
gamingeek said:
foolz said:

I

So you couldn't even use a ruler? Damn you. This document is just a mockery!

I seem to remember a similar drawn up design by you, and I'm not sure you should be pointing the finger. Nyaa

But your writing is like a childish scrawl LOL And you called it Gayming Planet.

Ah you make me smile foolio.

As far as I can remember multiple people deemened your writing, so once again... >_>

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:17:18
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As far as I can remember multiple people deemened your writing, so once again... >_>

LOL True.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:25:10

Overlord like Pikmin, awesome!

I have been thinking about Pikmin. You are Olimar stranded on a planet, and to escape you enslave a whole species and start killing the local Fauna, to retrieve your ship parts. To return home you have led many pikmin to their death, enslave many more and anihilated the local fauna.

To make matters worse you do it again in Pikmin 2, but now you kill to for profit. You come kill all the local fauna again and steal all the planet's treasures.

This leads to only one conclusion: Olimar = EVIL

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:22:06

Didnt the pikmin willingly follow olimar?

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:29:55

The first Overlord was a very cool game so this new one definately has me interested in it.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:59:38
archangel3371 said:

The first Overlord was a very cool game so this new one definately has me interested in it.

Ah so someone other than edgecrusher did play it? What was it like exactly? Story and gameplay wise?

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:03:05

Overlord 2 images

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:07:50

I so wish we were going the satirical exaggerated news right now

Parents fear GTA more than porn = Gunshots vs Cumshots: Parental Climax

On second thought, maybe it's better we aren't LOL

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:15:23

Just kidding guys^ that was me. Nyaa

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:17:13
yodariquo said:

I so wish we were going the satirical exaggerated news right now

Parents fear GTA more than porn = Gunshots vs Cumshots: Parental Climax

On second thought, maybe it's better we aren't LOL

LOL

OMG. It should read:

PARENTS BLOW WAD OVER GTAIV

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:23:22

The major 3rd-parties have been pretty fucking average on Wii, and continue to be. Like someone else said, they clearly put all their eggs in the Sony/Microsoft basket and expected the Wii to tank (but I honestly think Nintendo did too...not expect much success on Wii) so at this point they're running around like headless chickens not knowing WHAT the fuck to do.

One thing the Wii should show though, is just how hard it is for Nintendo to get solid support up against these mega-corporations, and lose the stigma of Nintendo platforms not being a good place for 3rd-parties, even when they have an incredibly successful machine. Obviously the Gamecube never stood a chance.

Hell, in the middle of the Cube's life, when they were really neck and neck with MS, you saw 3rd-parties just going from actually supporting the Cube, to outright dropping support. Jedi Knight 2 on Gamecube actually outsold the Xbox version, then Lucasarts dropped Cube support and only released Jedi Knight 3 on Xbox.

Imagine if the PS3 was selling how the Wii is? Every damn game under the sun would probably be PS3 exclusive right now. Its like Nintendo needs to have astronomical success and Sony/Microsoft need to have astronomical failure, for 3rd-parties to change their ways of doing things.

I just wonder how much longer the Wii can go on the way it is, without having the major support. Sooner or Later you'd think people would start going 'Hmmm, the Wii's cool, but the other machine's have all the games'. Then 3rd-parties will do the 'See, we KNEW Wii wouldn't last...that's why we never gave it much support' song and dance that they gave the Cube.

I think its going to be vital to the future of Wii that indie games like Conduit, Madworld, Deadly Creatures, etc...turn out to be really amazing. That's the one thing that could turn it around from a publisher standpoint, as the greatness/success of Nintendo's own games just don't matter to them.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:37:15
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hiresdes said:

Hey Guys:

I've been gone a for a little now, sorry if anyone actually missed me lol, but I was trying to dedicate my time to helping out Rag over at the GGD...So far I have been wholly unsuccessful, and it really feels like the forum is all but dead now despite our best efforts. I don't know I just felt bad constantly posting news here, while Rag had to handle everything over at GS. And its been really hard for me deciding where I am going to stay, most of my friends are still over at GS in some form or fashion although they are leaving at an increasingly alarming rate. I know a lot of you guys have been done with Gamespot for a while now, but what I realized was that a lot of people you guys have come to dislike are mostly my closest friends over at GS. Me and Rag had I talk and I basically decided that wherever he went I was going to follow. I've only been posting really much at all from Monday to Thursday, and so really the days I can cover half days are getting more and more limited. I don't really like the direction this site has gone, posting news day after day gets a little old, and there isn't really any filter...A lot of the stuff that gets posted, included most of the stuff I use to post daily, is and was filler. It just got old after a while, and I only really ever wanted to post the stuff that most excited me...The kind of stuff that doesn't come out daily. I would love to be welcomed back, but I would have to warn you all that I will be splitting my time between here and GS...With GS being slightly at a higher priority right now. However, as I check out the weekly postings, it seems you guys are doing more than well enough without me being a big part of the site and I know that that will continue.

You're more than welcome to stick around and post HiRes. Hope to see you around. Happy

However you didn't give us any warning you couldn't update and that left a gap in our updates. I'm going to have to ask Yo to take away your updating privaledges and try and reschedule things to get a regular - no offence or anything, but you kind of just disappeared and left us in the lurch. Otherwise we will have to stretch out to fill the gaps. If you are not happy with the direction of the site you should go to Iga's blog and see the outline of where this site is going. As a user here you have a lot of input into how this place changes compared to any other major site.

So I hope you stick around man, I just need a reliable update guy. Happy

Maybe once we overhaul everything, you can do some editorials or reviews for us?

Yeah thats perfectly fine, and is actually what I was going to suggest, but then I thought that by now it would have already been done.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:56:58
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The major 3rd-parties have been pretty fucking average on Wii, and continue to be. Like someone else said, they clearly put all their eggs in the Sony/Microsoft basket and expected the Wii to tank (but I honestly think Nintendo did too...not expect much success on Wii) so at this point they're running around like headless chickens not knowing WHAT the fuck to do.

One thing the Wii should show though, is just how hard it is for Nintendo to get solid support up against these mega-corporations, and lose the stigma of Nintendo platforms not being a good place for 3rd-parties, even when they have an incredibly successful machine. Obviously the Gamecube never stood a chance.

Hell, in the middle of the Cube's life, when they were really neck and neck with MS, you saw 3rd-parties just going from actually supporting the Cube, to outright dropping support. Jedi Knight 2 on Gamecube actually outsold the Xbox version, then Lucasarts dropped Cube support and only released Jedi Knight 3 on Xbox.

Imagine if the PS3 was selling how the Wii is? Every damn game under the sun would probably be PS3 exclusive right now. Its like Nintendo needs to have astronomical success and Sony/Microsoft need to have astronomical failure, for 3rd-parties to change their ways of doing things.

I just wonder how much longer the Wii can go on the way it is, without having the major support. Sooner or Later you'd think people would start going 'Hmmm, the Wii's cool, but the other machine's have all the games'. Then 3rd-parties will do the 'See, we KNEW Wii wouldn't last...that's why we never gave it much support' song and dance that they gave the Cube.

I think its going to be vital to the future of Wii that indie games like Conduit, Madworld, Deadly Creatures, etc...turn out to be really amazing. That's the one thing that could turn it around from a publisher standpoint, as the greatness/success of Nintendo's own games just don't matter to them.

http://www.edge-online.com/news/riccitiello-we-should-have-bet-on-wii

Riccitiello: We Should Have Bet On Wii

""One thing that's different is we typically figured out who the market leader was going to be before the start of the cycle and bet with our development resources on that platform.

"We made the wrong call there [by betting on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360], which made this transition harder than it would otherwise be. But now we're catching up, and I think we're fine.

"We've got some incredibly innovative Wii titles, incredibly innovative DS titles coming. And so I think that issue's sort of behind us."

There's more at the link but you get the idea. I'm with you on what you're saying. I think burnout 2 if you totalled europe and america sold equal or more on GC over Xbox but everyone ditched the cube like it was a pile of dung even though it lost the console race by a couple of million compared to the Xbox 1.

You are totally spot on, it's like a self fufilling prophecy. It's like 3rd parties actively want the wii to fail so they don't put any decent games or effort into their games, they're just standing around waiting for the bubble to burst. Well of course it's going to burst if you keep pumping it full of crap. And then they're going to turn around with a knowing wink and say I told you so. What makes it so infuriating is that the market has chosen Wii, damn thing is outselling the competition combined and then the content makers are ignoring it. I said it before, but it's like the market choosing VHS over BETAMAX then everyone continuing to make BETAMAX format videos and ignoring VHS.

Nintendo have done their duty as a platform holder by getting this damn thing into as many households as possible and now because third parties are so off the ball with all their pre-generation bets and ingrained thinking, the machine has had to survive and thrive even, on Nintendo's efforts alone.  

Meanwhile consumers are sitting around twiddling their thumbs thinking "I bought this damn thing, it's a really sucessful platform, so where are the great games please? Oh what's that? Another port? Oh Neopets? Ehhhhhh."

Consumers are so desperate for content that they are grabbing hold of a game like the conduit by average developers simply because it suits their tastes over things like carnival games and actually looks like it has some effort behind it. It's ridiculous. I can't wait to see Factor 5's Icarus game, even if the gameplay is crap it should technically show other developers what they should be doing.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:59:28
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I just wonder how much longer the Wii can go on the way it is, without having the major support. Sooner or Later you'd think people would start going 'Hmmm, the Wii's cool, but the other machine's have all the games'. Then 3rd-parties will do the 'See, we KNEW Wii wouldn't last...that's why we never gave it much support' song and dance that they gave the Cube.

I think its going to be vital to the future of Wii that indie games like Conduit, Madworld, Deadly Creatures, etc...turn out to be really amazing. That's the one thing that could turn it around from a publisher standpoint, as the greatness/success of Nintendo's own games just don't matter to them.

You know what? You could also ask the question how long can the 3rd party ignore the Wii, until the shareholders start complaining. They are leaving money on the table and in the mean time smaller companies are not standing still. If the big 3rd parties are waiting to long, than the smaller ones can take a sizeble share. So it's not just Nintendo at risk here.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:59:36
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Yeah thats perfectly fine, and is actually what I was going to suggest, but then I thought that by now it would have already been done.

I thought you might have been sick or had a family emergency and I really wanted you back and posting. So I waited.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:12:18
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edgecrusher said:

I just wonder how much longer the Wii can go on the way it is, without having the major support. Sooner or Later you'd think people would start going 'Hmmm, the Wii's cool, but the other machine's have all the games'. Then 3rd-parties will do the 'See, we KNEW Wii wouldn't last...that's why we never gave it much support' song and dance that they gave the Cube.

I think its going to be vital to the future of Wii that indie games like Conduit, Madworld, Deadly Creatures, etc...turn out to be really amazing. That's the one thing that could turn it around from a publisher standpoint, as the greatness/success of Nintendo's own games just don't matter to them.

You know what? You could also ask the question how long can the 3rd party ignore the Wii, until the shareholders start complaining. They are leaving money on the table and in the mean time smaller companies are not standing still. If the big 3rd parties are waiting to long, than the smaller ones can take a sizeble share. So it's not just Nintendo at risk here.

I don't think it will happen, a board runs a company and unless the company starts having negative results, shareholders will be happy. Otherwise someone has to table a motion or a director or board has to be replaced. None of this is really feasible unless a company is on the skids and the low budget options i.e wii is the only platform their budgets will support.

But like that EA article I posted on page 10, it shows that despite their being a major platform dominating, they are reaping viable sales from the other platforms and have no reason to change. Like Edgecrusher said, it's not enough for nintendo to be successful because they can dream up a millions reasons to ignore it. The sales on other systems have to tank too so they almost have no choice in the matter.

I'm really disappointed in SE, after the phenomenal support they have shown DS, their Wii efforts are Soul Eater which looks like dung and the Crystal Bearers which has been stuck in development hell for years. I thought they would have at least thrown a bone to wii with kingdom hearts or something. 360 has done jack all in Japan and SE are all too eager to cosy up to MS, hell JRPG makers in general are doing that. Meanwhile you have a system that in japan is outselling PS3 3:1 some months and the 360 barely registers as a dot on the radar and they are humping MS's leg like rabbid dogs. Where is the sense in that?

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