I don't own a 3ds and I hate Nintendo, I'm just here because I'm so-so mature.
Stop defending your alt.
I lol'd since ppl do this all the time. --- My 5 Favortive Games of all time are 1) Star Ocean Till The End Of Time. 2) Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. 3) Final Fantasy 9. 4) Final Fantasy 10. 5) Star Fox 64.
IHeartMetroid Posted 11/13/2012 1:51:27 AM
I was going to make a post...
But AkaneJones went and said everything I was going to say, and he said it so well.
Dang you AkaneJones and your succinct intelligence!
DemiseEnd Posted 11/13/2012 1:53:14 AM
not 100 percent sure... But I read that Yamauchi hated RPGs.
so perhaps there are more RPGs on Nintendo systems than there would have been thanks to Iwata?
or is that crazy talk?
And you just explained PERFECTLY why Endgame hated Iwata --- Real Metal bounces their breast. Deal with it
IHeartMetroid Posted 11/13/2012 2:13:56 AM
"I read that Yamauchi hated RPGs.
I believe this stems from the Square-Nintendo debacle that Akane had previously mentioned.
Square had enjoyed a long history on Nintendo consoles- starting in the early days with the Famicom and FDS, and expanding to the Super NES. They also had a history of attempting to push the systems they were on to the limits; back in the early FDS days they had prototyped a game called "The Emergence of Excalibur" that would have been the largest RPG ever created, spanning a massive (for the time) five disks. So when word began to mumble around that Nintendo and Sony were partnering together to create a CD addon for the Super Famicom, Square jumped at the chance. They poured massive resources into the new CD game- it had a huge world, full redbook audio, and a huge text-heavy storyline.
But then Yamauchi, who disliked the terms of the contract that had been written up between Sony and Nintendo, scrapped the whole. thing. Nintendo's president's actions left Square holding the bag on a title that had been a huge expense. They managed to eventually cut the game down massively and release it (and thus we got Seiken Densetsu 2, or Secret of Mana), but the game was a wisp of what had been envisioned.
So we had some bad blood already at this point between the two companies- not to mention that Nintendo's draconian censorship policies had already irritated Square to no end in prior years.
It all came to a head with Final Fantasy VII. Square was tired of the limitations of cartridge media by that point, and so the game moved onto the Playstation. Yamauchi used this move to publicly denounce Square, and RPGs in general, saying that they were "slow" and that only "depressed players in dark rooms" ever played them.
FFVII went on to becoming one of the highest selling titles ever.