Is anybody else sick of the Mario franchise?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by BFox17, May 26, 2012.

  1. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Also Luigi's Mansion on 3DS. Maybe we should make a thread about the Press conferences and our reactions to them. I won't do it, too much work.
  2. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    Still love Mario, it'll take a lot for me to NOT love Mario. Nintendo can continue to crap out Mario franchise titles for another 25years for all I care, as long as they are fun and quality.

    That said, I do wish that Nintendo would invest into some new IPs. While it's true that Nintendo probably has the single best library of character based IPs of any development or publishing studio, it has been quite some time since they developed a new one.

    I'd love to see more Drill Dozer, or Custom Robo. I kind of wish that Nintendo could buy the rights to Shantae because they'd do wonders with her. (And frankly a Shantae / Captain Syrup crossover game would be AWESOME.)
  3. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 20, 2012
    For me, I just get bored after saving the princess after a dozen times. Complete opinion though.
  4. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Tired of saving the princess? Is that even what you do in the game?

    I love the mario games and wish they made more map packs or sequels to the New Super Mario Bros Wii game as it was a great time playing it with the wife in two player mode.

    Who cares what the story is anyway, it's just about the gameplay. I mean, to say your tired of saving the princess seems like saying you're tired of stopping bad guys in first person shooters.

    That being said, I would love to see Nintendo mix it up with other IPs, though they should have the manpower to do both. A God of War style game would be cool to see from Nintendo. Help add some M-rated games on their consoles.
  5. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
  6. For NCR

    For NCR It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 1, 2012
    Eh, I don't hate Mario. Hell, some of their games are still entertaining. But there really is no point to continue the series, since it is just sports titles these days.

    Paper Mario on the N64 was a true gem.
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    There are other modern Mario games other than sport titles...
  8. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Mario is really irrelevant, they wanted a face they could put on the games, that would work for all audiences. That is all he is. What counts are the games.
  9. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    The "irrelevant face" manages to sell games on name alone.
  10. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Well I enjoy a Mario game every once in a while. Sometimes it's fun to just sit back and go through one for the sake of some good ol' fashioned platforming.
  11. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 20, 2012
    Considering that's what you do in every Mario game that isn't a sports title, yes it is. Look, some people don't mind having to do the same main task in a game over and over again like saving Peach, I just don't. I mean, how the hell does she get kidnapped over and over again anyway? It's almost as if she wants to be taken by Bowser...
  12. mobucks

    mobucks jetski Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    rule 34?
  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    People still debating plot in Mario games... :shock: :lol:

    Mario will be irrelevant when the games start to suck. Since he is a mascot he will be in sports games until they stop selling. Kids can always pick up and play Mario games, and adults can enjoy the games as well. Mario might not be edgy, but the gameplay is usually pretty solid. I still think it is hilarious that people complain about plot in a Mario title. How does princess get captured every time? Who gives a shit? It's a goddamn Mario game not Planescape Torment.

    Just sports games huh? You're very uninformed.

    The end goal may often be to save the princess*, but the entire game is about traversing various obstacles while killing different enemies. Who plays Mario to save the princess? Who played Donkey Kong Country for the story? Sonic the Hedgehog even? With any popular franchise over-saturation becomes a big issue, but the core titles and even a few of the sports ones (Mario Kart, Smash Brothers) are always awesome titles. Luigi's Mansion is a game that strayed from the popular formula. Paper Mario isn't just another repetitive Mario title. Even Mario in Time was awesome for me back in the SNES heyday, because I was able to learn about things that interested me, and play with a beloved character.

    Once again, how many of the people saying these awful things about Mario, are actually even fans of the genre? I'm honestly curious. I know Brother None hates Mario because he was a Sega fanboy, and these things are very relevant... :mrgreen:

    * What about Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Rpg, Super Mario Sunshine? The plot was a little different in those titles if awesome story is what you crave in a Mario game... :lol: