- Jul 21, 2014
FOR CHRISTS SAKE, THEY DO LIVE IN HARMONY AND ULTIMATE HAS DONE PLENTY TO GIVE NINTENDO FANS WHAT THEY WANTI agree with this the first speculation cycle I really took place in is this one currently the Ultimate DLC cycle and I'm a hardcore Nintendo fan first and foremost so it's super alienating seeing all these characters I don't know get in over characters I'm familiar with. Nintendo's appeal for me has always been their wide cast of franchises and characters exclusive to them and their platforms.
They're ignoring a lot of good characters and franchises that they own that could potentially make for some interesting additions in favor of 3rd party characters that are arguably bigger and more exciting than them yet at the cost of alienating their own fanbase like myself and others. It attracts a lot of other people and get people excited which is great we can get one of the biggest official crossover games of all time but why ignore 1st party characters at that cost?
I would've said that 1st party characters and 3rd party characters could live in harmony and give both groups what they want. It keeps the core Nintendo fanbase interested and excited while bringing in new people to witness the "Ultimate Crossover" we still have plenty of good 1st party franchises that could've been added too; Rhythm Heaven, Golden Sun, Wars, Chibi-Robo, Etc.
But otherwise I'm not opposed to see more 3rd party franchises get added at all I would (or would've if we get all 3rd party characters) just like for 1st party additions and 3rd party additions to get added and round each other out.
It's like all of the work the base game put in towards beefing up the first party selection with heavily desired and wanted characters in addition to returning all the old veterans (which were primarily Nintendo and based around the desires of the "core" fans) and including 94 stages based around Nintendo IPs just doesn't matter because the DLC favors third parties. Banjo & Kazooie was also completely an addition for the "core" fan base and was for all intensive purposes another first party addition. We will likely see at least a couple more first parties by the end of Ultimate and we're likely to get someone like Geno, who would be yet another addition solely for the "core" fan base and is a Mario character. They've released three other fighters since launch, one of which is as heavily Nintendo as any third parties (Dragon Quest goes completely hand in hand with Nintendo, they've all debuted on Nintendo consoles except for VII and VIII, both of which got considerably upgraded ports to the 3DS).
Like, when did Nintendo fan end up meaning "only Nintendo licensed stuff"? We used to cherish every third party release and we absolutely owned characters like Simon Belmont, Mega Man, and Ryu as part of our world. The only characters that "don't fit" (whatever that's supposed to mean since they're all expertly integrated) are Snake, Cloud, Joker, and Terry... two of which have also had several mainline titles and appearances on consoles including an exclusive version of Metal Gear Solid that Kojima developed specifically for the Nintendo fan base...
Bayonetta's basically a Nintendo character at this point since Nintendo funds her games and proudly flaunts her exclusivity on the console, so she might still be in regardless of fit (also how do Simon Belmont, Hero, Ryu, and Ken not specifically fit in with the rest of Smash???).If that was the case, we'd only have Sonic, Banjo, Megaman and Pacman. Certainly no Bayonetta.