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The Nintendo Curse...

Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Games and Technology
Man, leaving Nintendo's second party system has done no good for anyone. Have you heard anything from Left Field Studios? Look how many shitty Rare games came out over the past few years? A lot of people are also saying that Lair is just a shittier version of RL with dragons. Now we have this zaniness with Too Human. It makes me wonder, did Nintendo take their fat selling Rare loot and hire witch doctors?

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    Super Big PapaSuper Big Papa __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    No second party that leaves Nintendo ever survives.

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    EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rare has released a couple of very good games for Microsoft (Viva Pinata and Kameo). I can't deny the Silicon Knights thing though... Wow.

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Man, leaving Nintendo's second party system has done no good for anyone. Have you heard anything from Left Field Studios? Look how many shitty Rare games came out over the past few years? A lot of people are also saying that Lair is just a shittier version of RL with dragons. Now we have this zaniness with Too Human. It makes me wonder, did Nintendo take their fat selling Rare loot and hire witch doctors?

    No, the used it for European legal troubles.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    When you join Nintendo, it's until death do you part.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Two weird things of note. Last week both SK and Factor 5 said they were in the planning stages of Wii games.

    Also, just in case anyone was wondering what Left Field did after splitting with Nintendo.

    2004 - MTX Mototrax (PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, Mac)
    2005 - World Series of Poker (GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox)
    2006 - MTX Mototrax (PlayStation Portable)
    2006 - World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions (PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Wii)
    2007 - Nitro Bike (Wii)

    Doomed, I say, Doomed.

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Maybe it's because Nintendo only gives up second parties that are no good anymore.

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    YardGnomeYardGnome Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Left Field Studios is making Nitro Bike for Ubisoft.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nintendo isn't doomed.
    Nintendo dooms.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    hey Rare is still good.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Evangir wrote: »
    Rare has released a couple of very good games for Microsoft (Viva Pinata and Kameo). I can't deny the Silicon Knights thing though... Wow.

    But Rare is different. They weren't always a second party to Nintendo.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    YardGnome wrote: »
    Left Field Studios is making Nitro Bike for Ubisoft.

    Big deal. They could be working on either a followup to the most underappreciated N64 title (Excitebike 64) or making a semi shitty basketball game with Kobe Bryant in it.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.
    Good for developing games starring morphing supermodel elves.

    Also, Grabbed By The Ghoulies.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.

    They certainly haven't made Microsoft the amount of money Microsoft spent on buying Rare.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.
    Good for developing games starring morphing supermodel elves.

    Also, Grabbed By The Ghoulies.

    Kameo, Viva, PD : Zero

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.

    Rare was doomed. They seemed to have got over it. Now they just make good games that NOBODY buys, which is a much worse fate than making crap like GBTG or the shitty port of Conker. Most of their portable titles were pretty good though.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.
    Good for developing games starring morphing supermodel elves.

    Also, Grabbed By The Ghoulies.

    Kameo, Viva, PD : Zero
    What did you think I meant by morphing supermodel elves?

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rare is still good

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    hey Rare is still good.
    Good for developing games starring morphing supermodel elves.

    Also, Grabbed By The Ghoulies.

    Kameo, Viva, PD : Zero
    What did you think I meant by morphing supermodel elves?

    i'm just sayin they still make good games

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    RamiRami Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rare is mediocre.

    When was the last time anybody was in a state of frothing demand for a Rare game?

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    EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rami wrote: »
    Rare is mediocre.

    When was the last time anybody was in a state of frothing demand for a Rare game?

    Lack of frothing demand != mediocre.

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    GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Kameo is not a good game. Kameo is a clunky game. Kameo is a game whose control scheme drives me up the damn wall. When all four main buttons are devoted to morphing, and any actual attack is relegated to the shoulders, YOU ARE DOING THINGS WRONG.

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    EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Kameo is not a good game. Kameo is a clunky game. Kameo is a game whose control scheme drives me up the damn wall. When all four main buttons are devoted to morphing, and any actual attack is relegated to the shoulders, YOU ARE DOING THINGS WRONG.

    I never once had an issue with the controls in Kameo. If anything, I thought the gameplay was very tight and the various formed handled well.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rare is still good?

    Rare hasn't done anything worth two shits since the N64 days.

    Even then there were shitters (Donkey Kong Country 64)

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    mtvcdm wrote: »
    Kameo is not a good game. Kameo is a clunky game. Kameo is a game whose control scheme drives me up the damn wall. When all four main buttons are devoted to morphing, and any actual attack is relegated to the shoulders, YOU ARE DOING THINGS WRONG.

    How about GBTG where attacks are mapped to the right analog!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rare just needs to produce more games that will sell well. PD0 sold over a million copies, but that really isn't that great considering that Star Fox Adventures somehow managed to sell that amount, and it is much less than the original sold.

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    DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Grabbed By The Ghoulies was actually pretty good. Almost as good as Luigi's Mansion.

    No... as good as luigis mansion.

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Viva will probably go over a million after PC port.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Viva will probably go over a million after PC port.

    I don't see why the game will be any more popular on the PC than the 360. It only sold a few hundred thousand copies on the 360.

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    AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Lair hasn't even came out yet. :/

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Viva will probably go over a million after PC port.

    I don't see why the game will be any more popular on the PC than the 360. It only sold a few hundred thousand copies on the 360.

    yeah but only 12 million people have a 360

    everyone and their mom and grandmother (literally) has a pc.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    titmouse wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Viva will probably go over a million after PC port.

    I don't see why the game will be any more popular on the PC than the 360. It only sold a few hundred thousand copies on the 360.

    yeah but only 12 million people have a 360

    everyone and their mom and grandmother (literally) has a pc.

    A PC not strong enough to run Viva Pinata. Then they'll come back to our store, asking for a refund that we will refuse to give, and they'll leave pissed. Secretly, I'll be rejoicing.

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    OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Rami wrote: »
    Rare is mediocre.

    When was the last time anybody was in a state of frothing demand for a Rare game?

    I don't know about frothing, but I'm excited for Banjo-Threeie.

    If only there were news about it...

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    stranger678stranger678 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Killer Instinct 2 is gonna be awesome

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    ZephyrZephyr Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Omeks wrote: »
    Rami wrote: »
    Rare is mediocre.

    When was the last time anybody was in a state of frothing demand for a Rare game?

    I don't know about frothing, but I'm excited for Banjo-Threeie.

    If only there were news about it...

    i saw the trailer of it.

    some things look worse with realism.

    banjo kazooie is one of those :(

    i luv my bnk though so i'll get it anyway

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2007
    I had never thought about this before, but it's an interesting tidbit.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nintendo Curse? Is that when they sell a console and make money off of it?

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Killer Instinct 2 is gonna be awesome

    It already was

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    stranger678stranger678 Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Killer Instinct 2 is gonna be awesome

    It already was

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    You and your damn reality ruining my witty post.

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    Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Algertman wrote: »
    Nintendo Curse? Is that when they sell a console and make money off of it?

    Good job reading the thread. :^:

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    JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    This is an HP spoiler isn't it? They use the Nintendo Curse to beat Voldemort?

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