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Nintendo is more then Mario

 

I never considered myself a fighter in the system wars, mostly because of it's stupidity and insanity. But I do find myself defending what I like from the crazies, like with Nintendo. Nintendo is one company with a fandom that greatly annoys me, for the exact same reasons the haters annoy me. And this is because of one shared, hypocritical misassumption. That Nintendo only makes Mario and should make something else, and that Nintendo doesn't do third party games.

 

The truth is, Nintendo has done exactly that. Take a look at the 3DS eShop, plenty of original games by Nintendo with no Mario in sight. Hell, I don't even know of a game like Sakura Samurai. The 3DS eShop alone has plenty of examples against the common assumptions about Nintendo. Mighty Switch Force, Pushmo, Crashmo, Dillion's Rolling Western and Liberation Maiden would like to remind you of their existence. And on the retail end we have Code of Princess, Rhythm Thief and the Emperors Treasure, Samurai Warriors: Chronicles and Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.

 

And on the Wii U, it already has the Cave, Little Inferno and Trine 2 up on the eShop. And retail wise, we have Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper and Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. Various multi platform games would also like to talk with you (and Mass Effect 2's port to the PS3 and the news that caused). Also, we're very early in Wii U's life, it takes a long time to actually assemble a good library, and it still has a better game library then the Vita (though it's better then most say). The long list of good quality games on the horizon is proof enough the library is going to get big. And now, let's talk about the most unfairly bashed console of all time.

(Isa for Super Smash Brothers 4!)

The Wii had plenty of third party games designed for 'actual gamers'. Like Sin & Punishment Star Successor, a tough on the rails shooter. And how about Little King's Story, amazing visuals and amazing gameplay, sold poorly. Okami, same deal as Little King's Story but with Zelda-like gameplay. Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbados Treasure and Monster Hunter  Tri would also like to say hi. I have a big list of Wii games I'm hunting down, like the Tramua series and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. Want to know why the Wii had so few releases later on in it's life, because you never bought it's games that didn't have Mario in it.

 

Also, this entire list had the unfair disadvantage of being restricted to the games I currently have. A system's game library is as big as you let it be. Please don't repeat what happened to the Wii and ignore every third party game that comes out. Every system has it's obscure greats, but Nintendo seems to have the most in my opinion (which is either a good or bad thing depending on how you view it). I am sick of people saying they will only buy a Wii U when Mario, Metroid or Zelda comes out. It's this exact attitude that decreases the number of third parties willing to make games for the Wii U. You want third party games on Nintendo consoles? Then buy them, not just games with Zelda and Mario in the title.

 

There's nothing wrong with getting the hyped up releases and enjoying them. There's only a problem when that's your entire collection and you refuse to consider something else. If you want to just get Mario and Zelda, that's fine. Just don't complain about a lack of third party games when you never supported them.

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