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Shuntaro Furukawa Is Ready to Take Nintendo to the Next Level

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Shuntaro Furukawa Is Ready to Take Nintendo to the Next Level

It’s a modern day ritual practiced by some of the most passionate fans on the planet: gathering to observe the reveal of new video games. In June, some of the devoted assembled to pay tribute at Nintendo’s Rockefeller Center store. Many wore Nintendo t-shirts, hats and other swag. The most hardcore dressed as their favorite characters, including one devotee in full-blown Luigi garb. They were there to watch a livestream of the company’s latest “Nintendo Direct,” a slickly-produced video announcing upcoming games and more, and get hands-on time with just-announced titles like Link’s Awakening, a remake of a 1993 classic.

These Nintendo diehards in part explain how the Kyoto-based company is thriving despite the naysayers who were forecasting doom just a few short years ago. Ostensibly a video game company, Nintendo is really an intellectual property company, converting people’s seemingly endless love of its characters into profit. Its rebound is also thanks to the Switch, a hybrid console and mobile device that has resurrected Nintendo’s hardware business, and, by extension, the rest of the company. The Switch is the exclusive home of some of today’s most well-reviewed games, and fans love that they can carry it around with them on their commutes or vacations. Nintendo, arguably stronger than ever and with a stock price flirting with its five-year high, is now looking for yet more ways to tap its deep bench of intellectual property (IP), from a theme park to a feature-length film.

At the helm during this transformative period is Shuntaro Furukawa, who in 2018 became Nintendo’s sixth president. At 47 years old, he brings a different generational perspective than his predecessor, Tatsumi Kimishima, who was 68 when he stepped aside and became an executive advisor. Having grown up with Nintendo’s earliest video games, Furukawa shares the nostalgia that many middle-aged gamers feel for the company’s creations. Furukawa, who joined Nintendo in 1994 in the accounting department and later worked at Nintendo of Europe in Germany, tells TIME that he’s committed to a strategy that has both helped and hurt the company in the past: A steadfast commitment to experimentation.

“Above all else, I base my decisions on the development leader’s way of thinking,” says Furukawa in a rare interview with Western media, and who spoke with TIME mostly through a translator provided by the company. “Nintendo is Nintendo because of our games, characters and IP. So giving our teams the freedom to experiment with new ideas is something I strongly agree with. Expansion can’t happen without the freedom to try something new, and the courage to step into unfamiliar territory.”



Back in the mid-2010s, Nintendo was in dire straights as it became clear the company’s flagship console at the time, the Wii U, was failing. With a “second screen” embedded in the controller, the system was a curious experiment, but a lack of compelling third-party games and confusion about the product dampened sales. But the surprise success of 2016’s Pokémon Go, an augmented reality smartphone game made in collaboration with Niantic, injected new life into the company. That set the stage for October of that year, when Nintendo unveiled its latest big release: the Nintendo Switch, essentially a tablet that players can drop in a dock to play games on the TV, or take with them on the go.

If the Wii U showed how Nintendo’s experimentation can go very wrong, the Switch is showing how it can go very right. Bolstered by game of the decade contender The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the console was an instant hit. Nintendo has sold nearly 37 million Switch units; by the end of 2018 it was the fastest-selling console in the United States. “They’re having a fantastic year,” says NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. Looking at the Switch and its built-in screen, you can see what Nintendo was trying to do with the Wii U, which, if you were feeling generous, you might call ahead of its time.

Nintendo is well-poised headed into this holiday quarter. While the Switch is nearly three years old, next-generation consoles from rival companies like Microsoft and Sony won’t hit store shelves until next year at the earliest. The new Switch Lite, a slimmed-down mobile-only version of the console, plus hotly anticipated games like Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3, should help. “They do try to be innovative on the hardware front, but at the end of the day, it really is their software and their IP that makes them successful,” says Blake J. Harris, author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation. But what happens when those new competitors arrive, with their superior graphics and other high-end specs? And what about games-streaming platforms like Google Stadia, which could obviate the need for consoles entirely?

Furukawa’s plan can be summed up in a single word: Entertainment. While other game companies have focused on pushing the underlying technology as far as it can possibly go, Nintendo is content to produce or promote games that are just plain fun. Furukawa says this thinking dates back through the company’s considerable ages. (Nintendo was founded as a playing card company in 1889, the same year Benjamin Harrison was sworn in as the 23rd President of the United States.) “Not just streaming, but any kind of new technology, whether that is going to be appealing to the consumer or not really depends on the quality of the experience that we can provide,” says Furukawa. “Nintendo continues to search for new ways to enhance the fun that people can have through their gaming experience.”

The best case in point here is the ridiculous, and ridiculously fun, Untitled Goose Game. While the game was created by Melbourne-based developer House House, Nintendo has promoted it heavily, and it’s only available for Switch and PC. Set in a countryside village with delightfully cartoonish graphics, players take control of a mischievous goose whose raison d’etre is to cause as much chaos as possible. Says House House’s Jacob Strasser of the Switch: “It’s the nice, friendly console. Its whole aura is one of friendliness, and it feels more inviting to non-gamers, or non-traditional gamers or players. When it came down to the decision of where we would launch, it felt like the right emotional fit.”

Speaking of whimsy: The unsung hero of the Switch system are the controllers, which, Nintendo being Nintendo, are called “Joy-Cons.” While they can be used like typical gaming controllers, their internal components — accelerometers, gyroscopes, infrared sensors — allow them to be used in all manner of bizarre, fun applications. Nintendo Labo, for instance, allows gamers to build their own controllers out of cardboard — yes, cardboard — using the Joy-Con as the “smarts.” And with the company’s new fitness-focused Ring Fit Adventure, gamers put the Joy-Con in a ring-shaped workout accessory to break a sweat while playing.

Nintendo has also fully embraced smartphone gaming, with offerings like Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run. Nintendo is still figuring out the best way to make money this way — its games have different pricing structures, and some have been more successful, both critically and financially, than others. “In terms of monetization, that’s something that we decided on an app basis,” says Furukawa. “It’s something we decide looking at the game content of each app, as well as the IP used and the player that we’re targeting. We also look at how we can best have the players enjoy the game, as well as how they would be comfortable in spending money.” Nintendo made $92 million from smartphone games in the most recent quarter, below some outsiders’ expectations but up 10% year-over-year.

For the foreseeable future, video games will lie at the core of what Nintendo does. But under Furukawa’s watch, Nintendo is seeking other, intriguing ways to make money. Construction at Super Mario World, a Nintendo-themed area of Universal Studios Japan, is set to be completed before the 2020 Summer Olympics get underway in Japan; a new Mario movie is in the works (Nintendo must be careful to avoid repeating the disaster that was 1993’s Super Mario Bros., which made $20.9 million at the box office on a budget of more than double that); and a new Nintendo megastore is scheduled to open in November. “For me, Mr. Furukawa is a bridge creating the connection from the past to our future,” says Doug Bowser, President of Nintendo of America (and a very good sport about all those jokes). “Always keeping us focused on our north star to be a company deeply devoted to originality while constantly exploring new opportunities to share our iconic characters and our deeply immersive worlds with everyone around the world.”

A company built around adored intellectual property that’s in the theme parks, movies and merch businesses? That sounds a whole lot like Disney, the M&A-obsessed pop culture behemoth that, under CEO Bob Iger, has gobbled up everything from Star Wars to Marvel. Asked if the Mouse House is a model for Nintendo’s future, Furukawa doesn’t bite. “We’ve never tried to imitate any other company,” he says, later adding that “the idea of using our IP in things like theme parks or movies is simply an extension of the philosophy we’ve had all along.” And to be sure, Nintendo’s strategy is less about acquisitions and more about in-house creations. But, wandering around Nintendo World, with its shelves upon shelves of Mario t-shirts, stuffed Yoshi dolls and other Nintendo paraphernalia, the comparison to an Orlando gift shop is unavoidable. Nintendo may never become quite as dominant as the house that Walt built, but for many of its fans, it has at least the same power to inspire nostalgia and joy — and convert those emotions into big dollars.

Source: Time
 

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“Above all else, I base my decisions on the development leader’s way of thinking,” says Furukawa in a rare interview with Western media, and who spoke with TIME mostly through a translator provided by the company. “Nintendo is Nintendo because of our games, characters and IP. So giving our teams the freedom to experiment with new ideas is something I strongly agree with. Expansion can’t happen without the freedom to try something new, and the courage to step into unfamiliar territory.”

This is what I really wanted to hear. It's good that things like Ring Fit Adventure will continue to get made.
 

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That's alot of text, anybody got a cliffnotes version?
All established franchises will continue to be rehashes or phone games. All new franchises will be gimmicky shit. At least that's what I got out of it.

“Above all else, I base my decisions on the development leader’s way of thinking,” says Furukawa in a rare interview with Western media, and who spoke with TIME mostly through a translator provided by the company. “Nintendo is Nintendo because of our games, characters and IP. So giving our teams the freedom to experiment with new ideas is something I strongly agree with. Expansion can’t happen without the freedom to try something new, and the courage to step into unfamiliar territory.”
Nintendo has also fully embraced smartphone gaming, with offerings like Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run. Nintendo is still figuring out the best way to make money this way — its games have different pricing structures, and some have been more successful, both critically and financially, than others. “In terms of monetization, that’s something that we decided on an app basis,” says Furukawa. “It’s something we decide looking at the game content of each app, as well as the IP used and the player that we’re targeting. We also look at how we can best have the players enjoy the game, as well as how they would be comfortable in spending money.” Nintendo made $92 million from smartphone games in the most recent quarter, below some outsiders’ expectations but up 10% year-over-year.
Speaking of whimsy: The unsung hero of the Switch system are the controllers, which, Nintendo being Nintendo, are called “Joy-Cons.” While they can be used like typical gaming controllers, their internal components — accelerometers, gyroscopes, infrared sensors — allow them to be used in all manner of bizarre, fun applications. Nintendo Labo, for instance, allows gamers to build their own controllers out of cardboard — yes, cardboard — using the Joy-Con as the “smarts.” And with the company’s new fitness-focused Ring Fit Adventure, gamers put the Joy-Con in a ring-shaped workout accessory to break a sweat while playing.
 

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LOL. Keep trying
Prove me wrong or wake me up when they release a normal console with new games. None of this smartphone skinner box bullshit and none of this fucking Three Ring Exercise Adventure, 1-2 Switch or Arms bullshit. Fucking Super Mario Maker 2 and all that other samey garbage because nintoddlers eat that low effort shit up. At least AAA devs have an excuse to make samey bullshit.
 

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Prove me wrong or wake me up when they release a normal console with new games.

Nintendo's not going to make the generic power-box you hope for. They haven't cared about making a "Normal" console in over a decade, what makes you think they'll care now?

None of this smartphone skinner box bullshit

It's really only Tour that's the offender. Besides, it's not like other companies aren't putting out mobile games like this. It's simply the nature of the mobile market.

and none of this fucking Three Ring Exercise Adventure, 1-2 Switch or Arms bullshit. Fucking Super Mario Maker 2 and all that other samey garbage because nintoddlers eat that low effort shit up. At least AAA devs have an excuse to make samey bullshit.

Low Effort? LMAO. Seriously, just give up already.
 

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Prove me wrong or wake me up when they release a normal console with new games. None of this smartphone skinner box bullshit and none of this fucking Three Ring Exercise Adventure, 1-2 Switch or Arms bullshit. Fucking Super Mario Maker 2 and all that other samey garbage because nintoddlers eat that low effort shit up. At least AAA devs have an excuse to make samey bullshit.
Is games like Astral Chain, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Xenoblade 2, Daemon X Machina, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Mario Odyssey are not considered new games? you personally might not like them but lot us do and I personally get Nintendo systems for these type of games.
 

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That's alot of text, anybody got a cliffnotes version?
Nintendo going third party. /s

Or another hot take would be - Nintendo admits it can't compete in the hardware space, but "hey we still have our IP and it's pretty darn valuable!"
"We can always make some phone games if shit goes south! We can make Disney... uh... Nintendoland attraction parks with the IPs!"

Technically speaking with the Switch they don't really have to compete, because they are the only handheld device left in the market (thanks Sony)
That and the phones. Phones are the main competition to Switch.
Which probably explains why they have finally put some of their IP on the phones.
 

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Is games like Astral Chain, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Xenoblade 2, Daemon X Machina, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Mario Odyssey are not considered new games? you personally might not like them but lot us do and I personally get Nintendo systems for these type of games.
Asshole Chain is new, FE is the same dumb waifu bullshit, Xenoblade is decent, DXM is new, Luigi's Mansion is the same shit, Odyssey is a huge disappointment. At least you didn't mention BOTW which is just some shitty western game with a Zelda skin.
 

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Asshole Chain is new, FE is the same dumb waifu bullshit, Xenoblade is decent, DXM is new, Luigi's Mansion is the same shit, Odyssey is a huge disappointment. At least you didn't mention BOTW which is just some shitty western game with a Zelda skin.
All I'm getting from this post is that you don't like most Switch games and you are angry at people who do and calling them "fanboy" for liking them. You cant really get angry at Nintendo making games most people enjoy just because you personally don't like them.

Should I get angry at Microsoft for not making games for my taste?
 
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Please tone down your console war rhetoric and keep it civil with other users.
Nintendo's not going to make the generic power-box you hope for. They haven't cared about making a "Normal" console in over a decade, what makes you think they'll care now?
I don't care about power. If they didn't fuck up with the Wii U so bad it would've been fine. But no they have to have some dumb controller AND call it Wii U instead of Wii 2 or something so everybody gets confused and it fails.

It's really only Tour that's the offender. Besides, it's not like other companies aren't putting out mobile games like this. It's simply the nature of the mobile market.
Sony and Microsoft don't.

Low Effort? LMAO. Seriously, just give up already.
You're saying shovelware like 3 Rings Circus Adventure, 1-2 Switch, ARMS, and Fire Emblem Waifu Wars which looks like an upscaled 3DS game aren't low effort? Lmao ok.

Can someone ban brap please? This has to be trolling.
Not slurping Nintendo-sama's cock means I'm trolling? Alright.

All I'm getting from this post is that you don't like most Switch games and you are angry at people who do and calling them "fanboy" for liking them. You cant really get angry at Nintendo making games most people enjoy just because you personally don't like them.
Point out where I called somebody a fanboy. Nintendo hasn't done much worth a shit in years. I guess when your only competition is Sony movie games and Microsoft pumping out the same franchises since the OG Xbox you don't really have to give a shit though. ANOTHER FE? ANOTHER side scrolling mario? ANOTHER Animal Crossing that will most likely be the same as the last few? ANOTHER yoshi sidescroller? ANOTHER smash bros? Come on.
 

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Point out where I called somebody a fanboy. Nintendo hasn't done much worth a shit in years. I guess when your only competition is Sony movie games and Microsoft pumping out the same franchises since the OG Xbox you don't really have to give a shit though. ANOTHER FE? ANOTHER side scrolling mario? ANOTHER Animal Crossing that will most likely be the same as the last few? ANOTHER yoshi sidescroller? ANOTHER smash bros? Come on.
nintoddlers eat that low effort shit up
Isn't that basically same calling fanboy just because they like the games you don't like?

Also according to you neither Sony, MS and Nintendo making any good games anymore....right? Out of curiosity what games did you like this year?
 

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I don't care about power. If they didn't fuck up with the Wii U so bad it would've been fine. But no they have to have some dumb controller AND call it Wii U instead of Wii 2 or something so everybody gets confused and it fails.

I'll give you that...

Sony and Microsoft don't.

Microsoft is publishing a Gears Funko Pop game on smartphones. Sony literally has an entire division dedicated to smartphone apps.

You're saying shovelware like 3 Rings Circus Adventure, 1-2 Switch, ARMS, and Fire Emblem Waifu Wars which looks like an upscaled 3DS game aren't low effort? Lmao ok.

I love it when not going overbudget on a game is suddenly considered low effort now. Newsflash, not all games require the same money and resources to make.
 

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Isn't that basically same calling fanboy just because they like the games you don't like?
Ok you got me. Forgot I posted that.

Also according to you neither Sony, MS and Nintendo making any good games anymore....right?
Lol no not really.

Out of curiosity what games did you like this year?
Not all from this year but current gen
blasphemous, far cry 5 (yes i know its the same shit every game but i have a soft spot for it), the messenger, danganronpa, 428, oneechanbara z2. still got a lot to play including fist of the north star, zero escape, nioh, cold steel, etc.
 

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Microsoft is publishing a Gears Funko Pop game on smartphones. Sony literally has an entire division dedicated to smartphone apps.
Oh yeah I forgot about that stupid game lmao. Nobody cares. Also I had no idea sony had games on smartphones. I never hear about them either.

I love it when not going overbudget on a game is suddenly considered low effort now. Newsflash, not all games require the same money and resources to make.
They look cheap as hell for a first party dev. I hate all this dumb ass REALISTIC 4K ROCK TEXTURES on ps4 or whatever but most nintendo games look like they came out 10 years ago. I expect that shit from a lower tier third party japanese dev. Not nintendo.
 
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far cry 5 (yes i know its the same shit every game but i have a soft spot for it), the messenger, danganronpa, 428, oneechanbara z2.


How does one shit on based FE but then says shit like this? SMH.

Oh yeah I forgot about that stupid game lmao. Nobody cares. Also I had no idea sony had games on smartphones. I never hear about them either.
Sony owns Fate GO...
 
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Not slurping Nintendo-sama's cock means I'm trolling? Alright.
It just sounds that you don't enjoy video games in general, or at least the kind of games that are made now.
Considering the tone you use to describe so many of them.

To be fair, you're not necessarily wrong, for example, the new FE game looks like a PSP or a PS2 game.
The text in portable mode is so small that I'm surprised that the game even got shipped in that state.
(so much for the Nintendo seal of quality). Multiple Nintendo games have similar quality issues recently.

Your arguments would be way better received if it didn't sound like you've crawled straight out of 4chan.
It just sets poor tone and degrades the whole discourse.
 

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Ok you got me. Forgot I posted that.


Lol no not really.


Not all from this year but current gen
blasphemous, far cry 5 (yes i know its the same shit every game but i have a soft spot for it), the messenger, danganronpa, 428, oneechanbara z2. still got a lot to play including fist of the north star, zero escape, nioh, cold steel, etc.
So should I call you Ubisoft fanboy for liking the game I personally think its shit!? Its just personal taste, you can't blame Nintendo for not making games for your taste. Thats life, gets the system that does make games to your liking.
 
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They look cheap as hell for a first party dev. I hate all this dumb ass REALISTIC 4K ROCK TEXTURES on ps4 or whatever but most nintendo games look like they came out 10 years ago. I expect that shit from a lower tier third party japanese dev. Not nintendo.

With how expensive games can be to make now, It's no suprise Nintendo doesn't overspend on graphics. They're smart enough to know that good art direction and efficient use of older tech are what makes games pretty, not "4K, HDR, Ray-Tracing" textures.
 

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So, this guy. Is he more of a Miyamoto & Tezuka admirer or a Koizumi & Aonuma admirer? Judging by this article it seems to be the former. What a shame if so.
 
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With how expensive games can be to make now, It's no suprise Nintendo doesn't overspend on graphics. They're smart enough to know that good art direction and efficient use of older tech are what makes games pretty, not "4K, HDR, Ray-Tracing" textures.
Nah he is right here. I'd like a better built console from Nintendo. The fact most games don't even run at 1080 is sad.
 

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Nah he is right here. I'd like a better built console from Nintendo. The fact most games don't even run at 1080 is sad.

Better hardware is always welcomed. But there are limits to how powerful you can make a console like the Switch. You have to consider size, battery-life, and heat consumption, and that will limit how powerful it is.

So, this guy. Is he more of a Miyamoto & Tezuka admirer or a Koizumi & Aonuma admirer? Judging by this article it seems to be the former. What a shame if so.

How did you come to that conclusion? He says he bases Nintendo's direction on the development leader's way of thinking. Shinya Takahashi and Ko Shiota are the ones who call the shots on software and hardware projects respectively. Plus, he said last year that he won't always take Miyamoto's word as god.
 
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How did you come to that conclusion? He says he bases Nintendo's direction on the development leader's way of thinking. Shinya Takahashi and Ko Shiota are the ones who call the shots on software and hardware projects respectively. Plus, he said last year that he won't always take Miyamoto's word as god.
That's good to hear at least. Aonuma is the only other person at Nintendo with the balls to do the same.
 
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That's good to hear at least. Aonuma is the only other person at Nintendo with the balls to do the same.

Miyamoto is basically an advisor now. He doesn't make decisions, rather, he just looks at some projects and occasionally gives some advice or suggestions. Miyamoto still provides valuable feedback within Nintendo, he still knows what a good game needs. But what many, myself included wanted, was for him to have less management and oversight on Nintendo's development teams. Which he no longer has. He's in the most ideal position for a developer with his pedigree at the moment.
 
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How does one shit on based FE but then says shit like this? SMH.
I gave up with FE after the waifu bullshit. It's the same game anyway. Just an SRPG or whatever.

Sony owns Fate GO...
Didn't know that because I hate those stupid gacha games.

Your arguments would be way better received if it didn't sound like you've crawled straight out of 4chan.
It just sets poor tone and degrades the whole discourse.
Yeah, I should stop posting like a retard. I just got kinda mad because somebody thinks I should be banned for trolling for having a critical opinion on something.

So should I call you Ubisoft fanboy for liking the game I personally think its shit!? Its just personal taste, you can't blame Nintendo for not making games for your taste. Thats life, gets the system that does make games to your liking.
Yeah, call me a ubisoft fanboy for liking literally 1 franchise they put out. Well idk if I like it anymore since I haven't played the newest one because it looks terrible. And we're not even talking about personal taste here. They keep putting out the same shit in multiple franchises. Might as well call them the ubisoft of japan.

With how expensive games can be to make now, It's no suprise Nintendo doesn't overspend on graphics. They're smart enough to know that good art direction and efficient use of older tech are what makes games pretty, not "4K, HDR, Ray-Tracing" textures.
There's a difference between not overspending and having games look like they're from the PS2 era. And the fact that the switch can't even run some games like that in 1080p sucks.
 

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There's a difference between not overspending and having games look like they're from the PS2 era. And the fact that the switch can't even run some games like that in 1080p sucks.

Games like Ring-Fit Adventure and ARMS are far beyond what the PS2 was capable of, despite their graphically simple nature. Point is, Art direction and efficient hardware use will make a game look good, even on older hardware. There's still a lot of PS2 games that look decent today for example.
 

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I gave up with FE after the waifu bullshit. It's the same game anyway. Just an SRPG or whatever.
Man, "romance" doesn't play big role in Three Houses until near the end.
There's a difference between not overspending and having games look like they're from the PS2 era. And the fact that the switch can't even run some games like that in 1080p sucks.

If games like these looks like PS2 to you then you must have entirely different PS2 than I ever did.





 
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But you like Danganpoppa which is literally autism waifu simulator murder game AND Cold Steel...
I have the first 2 cold steel sets on PS4 but haven't played it. Annnnd I think you might be referencing some old meme and not the game. Also I like visual novels. Sue me, burger boy.

Man, "romance" doesn't play big role in Three Houses until near the end.
Could've fooled me. Everybody talks about the waifus and how they love all the LGBT shit in the newest one. I'm too dumb for those types of games anyway. Always end up quitting like halfway through.

Games like Ring-Fit Adventure and ARMS are far beyond what the PS2 was capable of, despite their graphically simple nature. Point is, Art direction and efficient hardware use will make a game look good, even on older hardware. There's still a lot of PS2 games that look decent today for example.
I guess.
 

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Could've fooled me. Everybody talks about the waifus and how they love all the LGBT shit in the newest one. I'm too dumb for those types of games anyway. Always end up quitting like halfway through.
Waifu talk exists in any game with beautiful characters and also in default difficulty its not hard at all.
 

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Lmao brap brap you drunk or what :messenger_tears_of_joy: . Could've fooled me with the shitposts.
The sad thing is I'm completely sober and not shitposting at all. Honest truth.

Waifu talk exists in any game with beautiful characters and also in default difficulty its not hard at all.
Yeah, but you actually romance people in this so I see where they're coming from.
 
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And you can romance in games like Witcher and Mass Effect and even have sex, so what?
I never played either of those games but I know they're story driven RPGs. Also they're western games with ugly characters so nobody cares LMAO. And I think you can only fuck in those games. Not marriage.

What I learned from this thread: Brap pretty much hates all videogames except the few same games he's been playing since he was a toddler 10 years ago.
If that was true I'd love the newest mario sidescroller, the newest yoshi sidescroller, another luigis mansion, another kirby sidescroller, another donkey kong sidescroller, and another 3D mario game.
 
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It's good to see that Furukawa appears to have a "developer-led" attitude. I think that Kimishima was the stability update that Nintendo needed and Furukawa seems to be between Iwata and Kimishima in terms of stability vs. experimentation.
 
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I never played either of those games but I know they're story driven RPGs. Also they're western games with ugly characters so nobody cares LMAO. And I think you can only fuck in those games. Not marriage.
Let me tell you this, there is more “marriage” in DQXI than there is in 3Houses. At least in DQXI there is photo that you married to Gemma.

 

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If that was true I'd love the newest mario sidescroller, the newest yoshi sidescroller, another luigis mansion, another kirby sidescroller, another donkey kong sidescroller, and another 3D mario game.

But Luigi's Mansion and 3D Mario aren't even in the same ballpark as the others when it comes to releases. You were a kid from the mid 80's all the way through 2002? Kinda jealous now :/
 

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All I'm getting from this post is that you don't like most Switch games and you are angry at people who do and calling them "fanboy" for liking them. You cant really get angry at Nintendo making games most people enjoy just because you personally don't like them.

Should I get angry at Microsoft for not making games for my taste?

Same shit as the last thread. He wants you to "Prove" his taste wrong.

In the last thread it was portable gaming and how he couldn't understand how anyone could like portable gaming

In this thread it's Nintendo games and how nobody should like Nintendo games because he doesn't.

Tune in for tomorrow's adventure for complaints about how nobody should like Motion controls...
 

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Let me tell you this, there is more “marriage” in DQXI than there is in 3Houses. At least in DQXI there is photo that you married to Gemma.
DQ is classic. I thought only V had marriage. Never played XI yet because I heard there was some fucky stuff going on with it.

But Luigi's Mansion and 3D Mario aren't even in the same ballpark as the others when it comes to releases. You were a kid from the mid 80's all the way through 2002? Kinda jealous now :/
Nah, I just played older shit growing up. But by your logic it sounds like I'd only like what I played as a kid and I played Weegee's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine and 64 as a kid. I'm glad they did a new 3D mario though.

Same shit as the last thread. He wants you to "Prove" his taste wrong.

In the last thread it was portable gaming and how he couldn't understand how anyone could like portable gaming

In this thread it's Nintendo games and how nobody should like Nintendo games because he doesn't.

Tune in for tomorrow's adventure for complaints about how nobody should like Motion controls...
Nah, you're just playing victim. I said I didn't see why people would choose some sub-HD handheld instead of a nice console. I'm not of those guys that needs to play video games 24/7 so it's useless for me.
And all I did in this thread was complaining about nintendo pretending they don't release the same shit ad nauseum.
Also motion controls suck and we all know it.
 

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DQ is classic. I thought only V had marriage. Never played XI yet because I heard there was some fucky stuff going on with it.
You really not make any sense to me, you consider DQ classic (which I also agree) but DQ also very much likes to sticks to its formula but you criticize FE for being “same game”. I feel like you have basis hate against Nintendo. I mean how often do we get Luigi Mansion game or FE game compare to how much Ubisoft make Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Activision makes COD.
 
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DQ is classic. I thought only V had marriage. Never played XI yet because I heard there was some fucky stuff going on with it.


Nah, I just played older shit growing up. But by your logic it sounds like I'd only like what I played as a kid and I played Weegee's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine and 64 as a kid. I'm glad they did a new 3D mario though.


Nah, you're just playing victim. I said I didn't see why people would choose some sub-HD handheld instead of a nice console. I'm not of those guys that needs to play video games 24/7 so it's useless for me.
And all I did in this thread was complaining about nintendo pretending they don't release the same shit ad nauseum.
Also motion controls suck and we all know it.