Friday, September 27, 2019

I Want Nintendo To Fail

Nintendo is an amazing company but in recent years they seem to want a bigger presence in the phone app market. Mario, Pokemon and the soon to be release Mario Kart Tour have all made their way on the phone market with fairly positive reception but none of it has resonated with me like the games, of the same names, on Nintendo's native platform.

My biggest problem is that gaming on a phone is just plan awkward. Game companies have done their best to mitigate this issue by adapting the controls but all it really does is cheapen the overall experience.
In Mario Run, all you do is press the screen whenever you want Mario to jump. In Pokemon Go, you catch Pokemons but you can't really do much with them afterwards. Since Mario Kart Tour hasn't been release yet we don't really know how it will play out but my guess is that the controls will consist either of "tilt" like motions or some on-screen buttons... I mean, what else could it be?

Based on sales figures, Nintedo's new endeavor is a home run. I believe that part of that success is due to brand recognition more so than what is included in the game. One thing is for sure, however, is that Nintendo has no reasons to stop because most people love what they've accomplished on the phone market. Sadly, I'm part of a minority that prefer full fledged games with proper controls...

What's your preference?

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