Sunday, August 24, 2008
OPINON/ARTICLE: By Toaroni
So then, that's Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Out now in Europe, for the first time. Ever. It's only been out in Japan for 20-Odd Years. But why stop there? Mother was never realised in Europe, and that's one of the greatest RPGs ever made, (Ask Gorrila.) Bangai-O didn't come out over here, (There's a new DS Version, but that's WAAAAAAY to hard. Even for Bangai-O.) and even then, who said it had to be Hanabi Festive (AKA Ninty Europe's Grand Import Dance Celebration) Games? There's till the likes of Super Mario Kart, Starwing and most of the N64 Back cataloge are yet to be realised in Europe.
Frankly, it makes it seem like Nintendo's skimming over when I come to think about it. One VC game a week? Some weeks without any? Hardly any Nintendo first-party games at all? Frankly, somthing needs to be done about the state of this, and now.
So I decided I might as well make a "Top #5" list, because the world needs more of them...
1). Earthbound/Any Mother Game
2). Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
3). Super Mario Kart
4). Super Smash Bros.
Even then, I had to cut all Rare titles, all lcienses, (Even though only Goldeneye would get anywhere near) and pretty much all of Square-Enix's games. (Mario RPG was 900 Points in Japan as well, due to licensing issues from Square.) Shame, as I've never played Secret of Mana, and am desperate to do so without spending tons of a SNES and the Cartidge.
So: I conclude. Nintendo needs to do somthing. Sure, it's cataloge is fine now, what with all the Mario, Zelda, Metroid and more avalible now, but there's still somthing missing. Namley: A kid in a cap named Ness.
-TR, KN Editor & Admin
at 10:07 AM