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SBX : Link vs. Vivi

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Nov 4, 2001 | 5:35 PM EST
  • Daily Feature November 5, 2001

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If the X-Box and PS2 win this console war, it will ruin console gaming in general. That's a lot of experienced gamers' problem with the X-Box. Microsoft (as evidenced by their way of licensing and such) knows nothing about games. They look at numbers and try to buy out the companies that will sell the most games and get the most cash. The same with Sony. Note that neither company has a dynamic first party that constantly produces fantastic titles (ie. Nintendo or Sega).

Nintendo, on the other hand is a company that has been making fantastic games forever. Nintendo's first party games have always been spectacular, and only uninformed idiots say that their titles are "kiddy games." If anything, games that focus on blood and guts are aimed at kids, since it is normally the kids who search for that type of stuff in their games.

If Nintendo goes, the days when console gaming was about the gaming will be gone, and it will become STRICTLY a big-name-game, in it for the money business. Thus, the Gamecube MUST beat the X-Box, if only to save gaming as we see it.

As for the systems, the order of purchase right now stands at Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, then X-Box if you're buying the system "for the games." The Dreamcast has the best and most varied library, the PS2 is second (With the awesome must-buy Metal Gear Solid 2), the Gamecube is third (Smash Bros. Melee), and the X-Box is 4th. The X-Box only has Halo, which is a mediocre FPS. I say mediocre because it does NOT stand up to PC FPS (No massive multiplayer...most people don't play single person FPS), and had it been released on P.C. like it was supposed to, it would have been mostly overlooked unless it got a nice multiplayer MOD.

Dead or Alive 3 is CRAP. I will repeat that if you didn't hear...CRAP. See, I have Dead or Alive 2, and it's the same freakin game with better graphics, and graphics DO NOT change the gameplay! DOA3 is a "Championship edition" to a so-so fighter (button masher), and is in no way worth the purchase of a system. Similarly, Madden and NFL2K are superior to NFL Fever in every way (Including graphics - Madden and 2K have more realistic movements and player animations).

In conclusion, support Nintendo or console gaming will die.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

little by little

this is coming together. I enjoy it. it's really good. I can't wait to see the next one.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

yay a good link flash!

this looks to be a good series of movies. i would like to see an animated battle between link and sepiroth, or is it sephiroth? whatever. nice graphics it looks very good, link doesnt wear pants though he has a tunic. its a cool idea, but who is vivi? anyway its a good flash i cant wait for the next ones.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Go cflare!

Finnaly someone who knows what they're talking about! Nintendo didn't get blown away by Sony or Microsoft simply because they have great third-party publishers (Square Enix, Bungie, Tecmo and Team Ninja) but because Nintendo insists on being radically different. The fact that the GC used a smaller disc, whisch didn't allow for DVD play, and the fact it didn't support online play, left it out in the dust. Third-party publishers aren't going to be interested in a system that requires them to make a whole new type of disk to put their game on, espeacially one that makes them eliminate Online Play to do so. The new console, the Wii, once again can not stack up to the XBOX 360 or PS3, because it is much less powerful and it irregular way of using the "controller" makes it hard for third-party publishers to make games. But, again, they use the low price point to jinx consumers into buying it because its cheaper. All and all, the Wii will sell good, but only because its first-party games will save its ass again.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

faulty politics

I think you mistake the whole scenario with console games. No single company has ever been in business without their first priority being profit.
Profit is the only resource for survival, anything else is ethical and added.

Nintendo only make games themselves because they have a subdivision that produces them. I can guarantee you that the division that makes the games and the division that produces the system are associated by name and by sharing resources, not by any ideal of gaming that you think.

Individually, people might have values in their work, but as a company, their existance is to make money.

I understand that you think it's unique that Nintendo produces games and creates the system, but you should view the game production division as a separate entity.

The nintendo line is a great line, but creating this link ignores other great lines that produce to the nintendo system.

Many consoles are necessary to create companies that insist on producing across the board rather than cater to one system. These are necessary as well, as people can unite across platforms. (this same demand is seen in the creation of Java)

The industry is demand driven. People demand games that include Nin's staple characters, therefore the games exist. Otherwise the Nintendo would strictly create systems.

Nintendo's problem revolves around the linkage between their platform and their games. They create platforms that cater to their software division and therefore limit across the board games. For example, their new system, WE, isn't standardized, so they will lose out (most probably) on across the board games like Soul Caliber.

This recent diversion from the standard has created a loss of interest in the software producers and therefore they have a greater chance of losing the console war.

Innovation is great as long as it is horizontally compatible. Otherwise it isolates transfer buyers, and keeps it's customers isolated from other console customers

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Too bad it was never finished.

This looked to be like an excellent series but sadly it was cut,the animation was amazing especially with it being made in 2001,the fight was so-so not too much in it,excellent job on this piece none the less.