@GameDadGrant I think at the end of the day though most people buy Nintendo platforms for the library. The Nintendo games may be the primary appeal, but it's not the only factor in the decision for most people.
Yeah, agreed. That's pretty much what I was getting at.
@Zero Portillo's salads are almost worth it, though (+ $4 for a chocolate cake shake!).
@GameDadGrant I'd say that American third-party support is definitely a problem for Nintendo handhelds, as well. Handhelds, in general, really. And now mobile in Japan is starting to eat into dedicated handheld support, as well.
@NinSage I don't think a Nintendo console with no third-party support is anyone's ideal. It's just a hypothetical to see whether the console would still be worth buying, in your opinion.
I think I actually have more third-party games for all my systems than first-party, but it's due only to statistics. Third-parties as a general term have released a lot more games than Nintendo, as just one company. The only systems where I might have more Nintendo games are the Game Boys, since I have few games for them and stuck with mostly Nintendo's stuff.
Sure, but man. Have you played what that same company has produced since? I mean, Monster Tale was okay - good, even, I suppose. But man they kinda messed up Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Of course, Epic Mickey wasn't all that great to begin with...
I'm trying to think of what American-made games I really like. And not "Americans make a Japanese game" but an actual "all-American" video game. I can't think of many.
WayForward pretty much makes Japanese games. Shantae is basically Metroid (same with ALIENS: Infestation). They made a Contra game, which is Japanese course, and they recently just straight-up remade DuckTales.
Renegade Kid does good work though - and the only "Japanese" game I can think of that's by them is Bomb Monkey, which is essentially Puyo Puyo.
Damn, a unanimous YES so far? So what are you guys always complaining about, then?
You gotta make a distinction between what we're willing to accept and what we actually want. You guys like to act like anyone who isn't happy with where the Wii U is headed is acting like a spoiled brat, but we paid our hard-earned money for this stuff. It's okay in that situation to, you know, have some preferences on how the future of the platform goes.
Or, in other words, you could reword the roundtable: Should Nintendo console owners see any third party game as simply a bonus?
I suspect that one wouldn't be answered unanimously.
I didn't have a list of specific people on my mind when I said that. But, sure, you and I have had that conversation before. So the shoe fits, I guess. I'm not obscuring my motives, here.
I'm not picking a fight, either. I'm just reacting to what Anand said, which implies that people who are unhappy with the state of the Wii U should just keep their mouth shut and enjoy whatever Nintendo gives us. I know he's just joking, and I'm not a humorless ass, but I wanted to clarify the difference between that interpretation and how I see it.