There are times when you just want to smash your head against a wall until you´re dead. Today is such a time. What´s most baffeling, though, is that users of a certain internet board are actually discussing the subject of matter. A no-name Sony-website released an article about how Sony has surpassed Nintendo as a game developer. But let´s get right into THE BULLSHIT:
Nintendo has been relying on their old franchises for years. Sony, on the other hand, is constantly coming up with new franchises for theirplatforms
The old super crap argument. Let´s put aside all the franchises that Nintendo created this gen alone: New IP doesn´t equal New game. Something especially Sony-fans seem to never ever get. You have, for example, Jak 2, Ratchet and Clank, and Sly the Racoon. Guess what, all of those play almost the same. Now, take the last two Mario-games. The difference is earth shattering. I can only repeat myself one more time, but: I want NEW GAMES. I don´t want old concepts with swapped setting palette.
Sony is better thanwhen working with smaller development studios. Their partnership with Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet), helped create one of the best franchises in recent years for Sony. Oddly enough, also had a shot with Media Molecule before Sony snatched them up.
How arrogant can you get? This is assuming that LBP IS a game that´s above anything else. And it´s not. Looking back at how unresponsive the controls of LBP were, it´s not surprising that Nintendo didn´t want to publish Media Mocules game. This is Nintendo, the company that had perfect 2D-platformer controls even back then in the first Mario-game for NES. As for the first sentence: It´s called money-hatting. Nintendo doesn´t do that and it´s the right way. Developers should develop for a system because they want to, not because they get the most money from another company.
So whileis stuck developing Wii games that look the same as Gamecube titles
Not true AND Game Cube-games look still awsome.
Leaving aside other atrocious bold statements in the above article, Nintendo is unsurpassed by anyone. There are fanboy on every system´s side, but only Sony-fans willingly hype games like Heavy Rain, that are hardly games anymore, but movies. By following the path towards movies, Sony will never surpass Nintendo, Blizzard or Valve. And Shadow of the Colossus sucks, that had to be said.