- Oct 26, 2019
You talk about investors who put a lot of pressure on Nintendo to develop crappy mobile games full of micro-transactions. Without worrying that this disgraced the company's historical values, because they wanted some easy money. Yeah, nah, I'm not exactly sure that those shareholders are concerned with the artistic quality of the next Metroid ...We tend to have clouded judgement on what's significant in our manic bubble on NintendoEra, but the transfer of Metroid Prime 4 production to Retro Studios, given their lack of output, is surely a worthy and important question to be asked at a shareholders' meeting. I don't imagine investors who are paying attention haven't questioned the decision given the opaque and troubling circumstances regarding the studio.
To be fair, Metro has a solid record of being a huge mess since the begining. Next Level Games never made any good game before working with Nintendo. Nintendo being directive did not prevent Rare from devlopping extraordinary games. And Retro literally went back from the dead with Metroid Prime, under the harsh watch of Nintendo. If anything, they help games to become better, not the other way around.
Yes. Samus Returns is not perfect and has bad points, but if its main quality is literraly how much it is respectful.