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RE: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2004, 02:25:47 PM »
When we see how the multiplatform games shake out, perhaps that will answer the question...off the top of my head, DS will have The Urbz, Need For Speed: Underground, Viewtiful Joe....and Im sure theres a few more. These games are/will be also available on PSP and the current consoles. We'll see how much of the DS's unique features are reflected in the gameplay of the different version...for example, a Need For Speed game that basically dumbs down the graphics of the PSP version and adds a map to the second screen would prolly equal a good example of "Game Ports: No System is Safe".

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RE: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2004, 02:55:40 PM »
I seem to have come under a lot of fire here so I'll specify.  What I meant but releasing ports instead of new content I meant releasing a port of a game in a series instead of making a new game in the series.  With Mario for example we haven't received a new 2D sidescroller in the style of SMB/SMB3/SMW.  We likely would have gotten one if Nintendo didn't instead decide to port the other 2D Mario sidescrollers.  I'm not saying they haven't released any new games period OR no games that use the Mario license.

For an example of what I consider the ideal situation see Square's FF re-releases on the Playstation.  Those ports were released alongside three original Playstation FF RPGs.  It wasn't like a situation where the fans want a sequel and the company drops a port in their lap instead.

Here's a pretty good example of the situation.  Nintendo has re-released several ports of Ice Climber but has not made a new Ice Climber game.  I'm sure there is a fanbase that wants to see a sequel but instead are just getting endless re-releases.

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« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2004, 03:49:11 PM »
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Nintendo has re-released several ports of Ice Climber but has not made a new Ice Climber game. I'm sure there is a fanbase that wants to see a sequel but instead are just getting endless re-releases.


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« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2004, 03:55:00 PM »
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Nintendo has re-released several ports of Ice Climber but has not made a new Ice Climber game. I'm sure there is a fanbase that wants to see a sequel but instead are just getting endless re-releases.


There is!?


I think his point is that if there's a sufficient fanbase to warrant a rerelease of the original, there's a sufficient fanbase for the release of a sequel.

 
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RE: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2004, 10:12:01 PM »
There's the cost issue and of course the ideas issue (i.e. can Nintendo think of anything to add to the game to warrant a sequel).

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Re: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2022, 08:02:22 PM »
This thread aged so well. It is like a fine wine.

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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2022, 01:16:10 PM »
What a fun read in hindsight. What led to you to it up Pokepal?
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Re: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2022, 02:31:42 PM »
Someone was looking at it on Who's Online.

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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2022, 05:43:26 PM »
Who's Online is a great way to find wonderfully random old threads with intriguing concepts.
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Re: DS...the end of porting?
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2022, 09:26:47 PM »
Wow I don't think I was even on these forums in 2004?!?!?

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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2022, 12:43:58 AM »
I believe I was on my old account here at the time. I think I made my new one to be sort of "reborn" in 2005.
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