Reggie expounds on the competition, jealousifies
I’ve been very intrigued with Little Big Planet (from Sony). I don’t know that it belongs on their platform. Microsoft has done well. There are a range of first-person shooter type games that are all very well done that could all do quite well on a Nintendo platform. Certainly, the Halo trilogy – anyone who would look at that and say, “No, I think we could live without it,” probably doesn’t think real long about this industry.
Even games like BioShock. I thought that was tremendously well done. The writing was tremendously clever. I would love to see more of that type of content in the industry overall that actually makes people think a little bit.
Can’t help but wonder who tells him these things. The writing was tremendously clever? I’d love to read the blog of the intern who got fired after Reggie overheard him say that. I guess it’s a novel idea in PR to commend what the competition does, especially in this industry. But PR aint PR without a little muddy substance thrown about, i.e., you don’t know that is belongs on their console?
He fails on both counts of jealousy, with Microsoft’s FPSs and Sony’s game with a broad demographic appeal, for very basic reasons. To start with, Wii would bastardize both. Neither type of game would be executed to the same quality were it on Wii. They need their high-power visuals, their online support, their hard disks, their HD doodads and gadgetry. So LBP is a colorful game — this deems it tailor-made for Nintendo and unfit for Sony? Are you stupid? Look who’s typecasting Nintendo now.
Yes, it’s cute and cuddly. Nintendo does cute and cuddly. Though lets dig a little deeper and see what the game is really about: online community, user-generated content, deep and complex physics computations. Otherwise translated as no, no, and no on the Wii checklist. As for shooters, Metroid Prime 3 has shown what is possible. However, 3rd parties have shown what is likely. Getcha head straight, Regemite.