So let’s say you’re a fan of Nintendo who happens to be a bit disappointed in the lack of hardcore titles this console generation. You might be excited to find out that a new Pikmin game was coming to the Wii on June 10th. You’d be excited perhaps, until you heard that it was a remake of Pikmin 2, which was originally launched on the GameCube.
Yep, another remake. And while we’re sure some hardcore Nintendo fanboys will gladly pay for an updated version of a game that they already own, in this writer’s opinion this speaks to a larger problem over at Nintendo. They appear to have a lack of new ideas when it comes to many of their core franchises, which is why hardcore gamers keep their Wii’s in a closet somewhere until that rare time that a new Zelda or Mario game comes out, and casual gamers use their Wii’s for Wii Fit, shovelware and little else.GamesEyeView: Can the Wii U Win Back the Hardcore Nintendo Gamer? Continued »