Nintendo Fans Need A New Series To Complain About

Nintendo fans have spent years frustrated that the Metroid series, once a pillar of the company's console lineup, had been left to rot. Now that not one but two new Metroid games are coming, it leaves them/us with an important decision to make: What to complain about next.

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Nintendo made a bunch of hopes and dreams come true today at E3. After a seemingly endless wait, they finally announced Rocket League for Switch! Oh, also Metroid Prime. They announced a new Metroid Prime.

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The obvious culprits are out. There's a new Super Mario game coming later this year, and we only just got maybe the best Zelda of all time. Mario Kart 8 is keeping people happy on its second system, Fire Emblem is bigger than it's ever been, Yoshi is killin' it, the last Donkey Kong was good, we're probably a few years off from a new Smash Bros... there's even a console Pokemon RPG coming, something fans were probably resigned to never happening.

For Nintendo loyalists, things might never have been better! But for Nintendo loyalists, things are never perfect. The company can only release so many games on so many platforms, and as a result, something from Nintendo's vast back catalogue is always going to be languishing, left unattended while other characters hog the limelight.

So while we bask in the light of new Metroid and good Zelda, let's also take the time to complain publicly how there needs to be more of:

F-ZERO

The SNES version of this futuristic racer was a classic. The GameCube version, though, was a revelation, blending breakneck multiplayer contests with a bizarre (but often very effective) singleplayer campaign that was based as much on standalone sequences as actual races.

With a WipeOut compilation topping the charts in the UK at the moment, there's clearly still love out there for sci-fi speedways. And it'd be nice for a new generation of Nintendo fans to learn that Captain Falcon is an F-Zero character and not just a Smash stalwart.

MOTHER 3

One day.

Maybe.

When all the world has changed and the long years of our lives are utterly spent.

That's when Nintendo will release Mother 3 in the West.

Maybe.

ADVANCE WARS

My most personal anguish. I long preferred these mobile turn-based tactics games to Fire Emblem, so seeing the latter explode in popularity while Advance Wars lies forgotten stings. The series almost perfected the genre, and while it never let anyone get married like Fire Emblem does, its characters (and their special powers) only added to the appeal of sending such cute little square men to their deaths. Plus, even today, the GBA and DS versions look incredible, with an almost timeless art style.

NINTENDOGS

These games are cute as hell. Put them on the Switch. Let us take our pups to other people's houses, and use Joy-Cons, and we can all play catch and Frisbee together. Make dog Amiibo. Make dog Amiibo.

WARIO

I don't want a specific Wario game. Just... Wario anything. Wario Ware would be great. Wario Land. Whatever. People joke about Luigi, but at least he got his own year. Nintendo is letting Wario fade into insignificance without even kidding around, and it's awful. See also: Waluigi.

THE REST

I mean, we could be here all day. Someone will want a new Kid Icarus. Someone else will cry out for Ice Climber 2018. A new multiplayer Excitebike on the Switch would be fun. There could be a new Punch Out if not for Arms. But fans could go down the loooong list of Nintendo series and make arguments for pretty much everything, from Tingle to Starfy, and I don't think we have the time or energy for that. So consider the series and characters above the prime suspects, and everything else something you can clutch to your chests and keep close to your heart every time a new Nintendo Direct rolls around.


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    Still sad that the rumor that Retro were working on a Metroid Prime-style reboot of Star Tropics wasn't true. Seems like it would be an interesting game idea.

    Also there's a certain subgroup of the Nintendo fanbase (myself included) that complains often and loudly at the fact they keep localizing JRPGs like Xenoblade and Fire Emblem and not leaving in the option of playing with the original Japanese dialogue, if you wanted something to complain about. Nintendo's American dub work for those games isn't great either.

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      Still sad that the rumor that Retro were working on a Metroid Prime-style reboot of Star Tropics wasn't true. Seems like it would be an interesting game idea.

      How do you know that rumour's not true? Retro are working on *something*. We just don't know what it is yet.

      and not leaving in the option of playing with the original Japanese dialogue,

      Well, since the Switch is region free, if you really wanted it, the option is there to import the Japanese version and play that instead.

        How do you know that rumour's not true? Retro are working on *something*. We just don't know what it is yet.

        I mean it could be, but this rumor was about five years ago.

        Well, since the Switch is region free, if you really wanted it, the option is there to import the Japanese version and play that instead.

        That's a bullshit response and you know it - if I was able to play it entirely in Japanese then I wouldn't give a shit how NOA localize it.

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      not leaving in the option of playing with the original Japanese dialogue
      I'm hoping that they add that too. They did add the Japanese dialogue for BoTW though, so maybe that's an example of things to come.

        Fingers crossed that they offer it but I'm not holding my breath. Breath of the Wild had the Japanese dialogue on the cartridge, it was just inaccessible. As a big JRPG Xenoblade 2 is likely going to have an order of magnitude more recorded dialogue.

        It'd be amazing if they offered it - hell, I'd happily pay a reasonable fee to get it as DLC - but I'm not sure that Nintendo even realize people want it as an option.

      Not sure about you but Xenoblade chronicles European dub which is what we got was excellent. The British dub was miles better than the America.

      Back to the point why are we discussing American dub instead of European dub which we get?

      Fire emblem sounds fine too. Compare to other horrendous dub by other company Nintendo does it better.

      The problem is not about Nintendo dub, it is more towards English dub. In general Japanese language is more expressive than English and the way they convey feelings using different kind of voice and tone but English dub oh boy it's like having robot reading script.

      There is not big enough market for voice dubbing and there is barely any talent in that industry unlike in Japan VA is a huge market.

        I personally could not stand the English dub for Xenoblade. I actually found the British accents more jarring than a normal US dub. Go figure.

          Well when 99% of the people was fine with the british dub but against the US dub but you are against everything. Go figure.

    Lack of VC, voice chat looks like a joke, no cloud or cartridge saves, Monster Hunter World isn't for Switch, Monster Hunter XX isn't being localised. There's a ton of things us Switch owners can complain about still :)

      Was there confirmation that the West isn't seeing MHXX?

        The official Monster Hunter twitter said they currently have no plans to localise it. I guess that's ambiguous it that they could in the future, but by then, I'll be playing MH World and won't care.

          That's a pain for those of us without the ability to play MHW.

            Yeah it's pretty shit. Can't imagine it'd take long for a localisation team to do these days anyway. Especially hurts with World getting a simultaneous worldwide release

          @railx Capcom's stance is that they haven't announced plans to localise. A small but important difference to having no plans.

    I did have a bit of hope there might be an Animal Crossing game announced for the Switch

      You weren't the only one.
      But in reality I'd accept just patching New Leaf to allow the mayoral duty of choosing where villagers can place their houses. No other aspect has made me raged harder than that.

      I'm surprised they didn't announce Animal Crossing for Smartphones. It seems to be a way better fit as a phone game than a dedicated portable game IMO.

    Battalion Wars 3 pls.

      Oh wow.. I almost forgot about this great series!

        It was all I wanted for Wii U after how damn awesomely Pikmin 3 worked out on it. "Holy shit BWiii would be PERFECT on this!"

        Then nothing happened :(

    Another Wario game for the Nintendo Switch would be great because the Wario games I have been playing in the past are Nintendo Gamecube's Wario World WarioWare Smooth Moves and Wario Land The Shake Dimension both for the Nintendo Wii but Nintendo please do make another Wario game for me because Wario is my favorite character because I love how he is wearing those green elf shoes and has a zig zaggy mustache and a nice pink nose and one more thing I have to say Nintendo have a rocking day pfft or something like that.

    Ooobviously Wii Golf with more courses from around the world. I could always chill out to that game. No Wii Resort or other updates required. Just. More. Wii Golf.

    I know everyone agrees.

    The next Yoshi game might have fart music again. We could complain about that!

    I seem to be alone on this thought but would anyone want to see a new Pokemon Snap game made? With all the new generations of Pokemon out now since the first 151, snapping photos of them all would be alot of fun.

    Catching Celebi during time travel? Visiting Palkia/Dialga's dimensions? Actually having Mewtwo not being just a star sign, even going on a ride on Lapras to find the red Gyarados.

    I'd like to see a new F-Zero and Advance Wars. I'd also like to see more risks. That Yoshi game is cute, same with the Kirby game, but they're still just the same games. I'd love to see them try making a fully 3D Kirby.

    F-Zero & Advance Wars would be amazing, even the option to play the latter again on 3DS (why release it for Wii-U virtual console & not 3DS?!). Read about Wargroove as mentioned by a comment mentioned above - sounds good.

    One for 3DS - i'd love a new Pokemon Conquest game. Absolute crazy mix of turn based battles based on the Samurai Warriors games & Pokemon but I loved it to death.

    Slight whinge; can we please stop praising Zelda as the saviour of mankind? Whilst undeniably a great game & I love that so many people love it - it struggles to even make my top 5 Zelda games alone & im sure im not the only one (tongue is somewhat in cheek here before the internet melts).

    I have full confidence that Kotaku will find something to complain about. Why aren't women better represented in Nintendo games? Why aren't black people? What is Nintendo doing to accomodate the LGBTQI and gender fluid players?

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