December 15, 2005

Nintendo Revolution... new possibilities explored

I was reading this article over at CNN Money and it dawned on me: the Nintendo Revolution, and the way the controller works, will reinvent the way we play games. This is the perfect chance for Nintendo to produce sequels in the series we already love without summoning that sick feeling of sequelitis. Star Fox, Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and other classic Nintendo series will have new, exciting games to play on the Nintendo Revolution.

Unlike other sequels, where the control schemes are unlikely to change from game to game, Nintendo Revolution sequels will have an exciting new twist. The new control mechanism is exactly what sequels need. Cross platform games such as the Madden series will most likely use the "old" controller style for their Revolution ports (Nintendo has stated there will be some sort of "classic" styled controller that ships with the revolution).

This is a chance for enterprising developers to revitalize some of their boring and "dead due to sequels" titles. Series like Tomb Raider, that have become the laughing stock of sequelitis, could potentially be brought back to life. Even if the game isn't perfect; playing it with a Revolution controller may bring back just enough interest to revitalize the series. This could sway more developers to publish exclusively for Nintendo. Developers love to use their big name properties to move boxes.

The Nintendo Revolution looks better everyday.
Update: 6 Apr, 2007 - Updated labels and edited post.

6 comments:

KG1107 said...

i personally plan on getting a PS3 and a Revolution for sure :), i can't wait

KG1107 said...

i personally plan on getting a PS3 and a Revolution for sure :), i can't wait

heartlessgamer said...

PS3 is wait and see... I can't see too much promise if they are just pushing graphics and more sequels.

They have Final Fantasy though... and I bought PS2 just for FFX :(

Lucky7 said...

I remember and own the Microsoft Freestyle Controller. Came with Motocross Madness and for that motorcycle game it worked great! For others...........not so great. I think for certain types of games it will 'revolutionize' gameplay. For others it will suck. The big thing will be to get game developers to utilize the features of the controller not just design for a regular controlle and leave it at that. Secondly will be getting people to use it. And not for just a little while. No doubt it is going to take a fair bit of playtime to become fully accustom to the controller.
If the price is right I will be a Revolution owner. :)

KG1107 said...

yea, PS always has the Final Fantasies, which are a very huge selling point for me, not to metion GTA, Metal Gear and Socom :)

KG1107 said...

yea, PS always has the Final Fantasies, which are a very huge selling point for me, not to metion GTA, Metal Gear and Socom :)