With today’s news of a sequel to Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games, we thought we’d share some of our thoughts not only on the previous game, but this whole ‘Get Rich Quick’ scheme: Make cheap games, and sell them cheap.
The whole thing, arguably started with Nintendogs. While the game was actually pretty expensive to make, the thing turned out as somewhat of a novelty. We where utterly addicted for well over a month, and didn’t go a day without visiting them. Now we abuse the fact we’ve got both a DS and a Lite, and if we alternate the game won’t realise we haven’t played in four months.
And, while that’s all well and good, the main audience couldn’t even say the name. Scientific evidence (Read: Us overhearing conversations in 2005) proves that 90% of girls called it ‘Nintendo Dogs’, and that most under-tens end up fuelling Ubisoft’s coffee bills, thanks to buying crap rip-offs, such as Dogz and Petz Island Adventure. (Seriouslyz.)