It's amazing how many creative new ways Nintendo could take the Mario series

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2 years ago#1
Yet they still decide to take perhaps the most generic route possible. Answer me these questions:

Would a cyber space themed Mario game scare away casual fans of Mario?
Would making the aesthetics much more visually stimulating scare away casual fans of Mario?
Would including world themes like sports, music, or weather scare away casual fans of Mario?

Is there any reason not to be more creative with Mario games, aside from the extra effort involved?
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2 years ago#2
wiiking, remind me again, which series sells more? The Galaxy series, or the NSMB series?

Looks to me that drastically new changes *do* scare off fans. Its not neccessarily Nintendo's fault that they actually go through with that.

And a cyber space world wouldn't fit in a 3D/2D Mario platformer, just saying.
2 years ago#3
you want a mario sports game with ultra graphics that takes place in cyber space.

****, i'd buy that
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2 years ago#4
Talks about how Nintendo could take Mario in "new" directions and then mentions visuals for his first two "new" examples... I believe SMG was far more creative than any of the things you mentioned.
2 years ago#5
AhnoldDood posted...
And a cyber space world wouldn't fit in a 3D/2D Mario platformer, just saying.

Based on what, exactly?
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2 years ago#6
Would a cyber space themed Mario game scare away casual fans of Mario?

That doesn't sound like Mario at all...

Would making the aesthetics much more visually stimulating scare away casual fans of Mario?

Galaxy?

Would including world themes like sports, music, or weather scare away casual fans of Mario?

... What? What do you even mean by this?

Edit: Basically, Galaxy 1/2 completely goes against what you're saying here. It's creative, visually stunning, and... well I don't know what the hell you're talking about with "sports" and "weather" but... it's got everything else.
2 years ago#7
wiiking96 posted...
Would making the aesthetics much more visually stimulating scare away casual fans of Mario?


What like this?

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/17/realmario.jpg

I'm sure they'd do it if you asked nicely.
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2 years ago#8
Weather themes? Well aren't you creative.
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2 years ago#9
I'm still waiting patiently for my Mario-theme RTS.

You kinda of figure when your two most recent consoles feature a pointer remote with the same precision as a mouse, your new console AND your two latest handhelds have touch screens, that it would be a given.

I do like Pikmin though : D
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2 years ago#10
wiiking96 posted...
AhnoldDood posted...
And a cyber space world wouldn't fit in a 3D/2D Mario platformer, just saying.

Based on what, exactly?


The very theme, look, and structure would be out of place. Mario isn't Sonic. The latter uses more technical and urban environments, Mario's all-natural.
A better idea would be... I dunno, temples? Pirate ships? I'd like to see an actual dungeon level.
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