• Hey everyone, staff have documented a list of banned content and subject matter that we feel are not consistent with site values, and don't make sense to host discussion of on Famiboards. This list (and the relevant reasoning per item) is viewable here.
  • Furukawa Speaks! We discuss the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Successor and our June Direct Predictions on the new episode of the Famiboards Discussion Club! Check it out here!

Discussion Which Nintendo franchise are you not much into?

1-2-Switch......

OK, sorry, I'll stop smirking.

For real though, Pokémon, Splatoon and Animal Crossing. Don't have anything against them, in fact I was curious about Arceus for a while last year but didn't have time to try it out but they're not for me.
 
0
Never been into: Metroid, F-Zero, Splatoon, Pikmin. But I think my opinion on Pikmin might change with Pikmin 4 as third person perspective might bring platforming elements to the game.

Metroid & F-Zero: Never got into both. Metroid, 2D ones, felt like it had too much emphasis on exploration. I only played GBA F-Zero games (and tried the 64 one) and they felt too ancient even for GBA.

Splatoon; because I hate paint. Seeing it thrown around gives me such uneasy feeling. Couldn't they have used something else?

Tired of (characters, not series): Mario and Link. Tired of Link more. Empty shell of character, silent and free of personality. LoZ's gameplay still rule but it's past time they introduced a character customization. Or just let us pick a sex, have you created Linkle for absolutely nothing?
 
Animal Crossing. There's a bunch I haven't really gotten into aside from a couple hours into a single game like Star Fox, F-Zero and Xenoblade but I liked what I played.
 
0
I can't really say I'm not into some Nintendo franchises to be honest, the ones that kind of count I just haven't played yet. Like, I'm not into Fire Emblem, but I've never played a Fire Emblem and I'm starting that series with Engage next week.

Star Fox as I’m not a big flying game fan.
I have the perfect Star Fox game for you in that case.
star-fox-adventures-na.png
 
Uh, well, I'm intrigued, what else could they possibly have used, lmao, it's a game about painting floors and walls.
Well, they should have NOT made a game about painting walls and floor. Maybe a watergun game? There was a senran kagura spinoff like that. Just wet objects and gain points, something like that. I just can't stand paint, that's all. Gives me awful nausea.
 
Well, they should have NOT made a game about painting walls and floor. Maybe a watergun game? There was a senran kagura spinoff like that. Just wet objects and gain points, something like that. I just can't stand paint, that's all. Gives me awful nausea.

I mean, painting walls and floors is the most important part of what splatoon does different to any other shooter and is completely fundamental to quite literally every aspect of the game design.



The history of the game from some of the GDC talks is quite cool, painting walls and floors was among the very first things they made, long before anything else, way back when the game was just blocks of tofu!
 
Last edited:
Star Fox, F Zero, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and (if it counts as its own franchise) Mario Party don't do anything for me. I'm always open to be swayed by them, though. I do quite like Tropical Freeze, but that's literally the only one.

On the other hand, I'd probably take a bullet for Zelda.
 
0
Fire Emblem
I find the character designs bland or very generic (insert blue-haired sword fighter meme here), and the one on one battles feel small scale. Comparatively, I always liked Langrisser or Dragon Force, with their more distinct character designs and massive armies. Much more thrilling, imo.

I don't really get why FE has become such a massive thing for Nintendo that they push it so hard. Even the best selling entry is under 4 mil, and as of next week they'll have released 6 Fire Emblems on Switch (yeah, I count the spinoffs and the limited release of the first game). Imagine if Nintendo gave some other franchises that much of a chance. I know fans will be like "they keep making them because they're good!" but so are a lot of franchises that Nintendo gives little or no attention to on Switch that historically have sold better and have broader appeal. Somebody higher up at Nintendo loves this series hard and is pushing it as much as they can. At least Langrisser lives on as an (excellent) mobile game.

WarioWare
I find these games amusing, but very ephermal. They're mostly fun in party settings, but otherwise I feel they are very short-lived and disposable experiences. I miss the meatier platformer-focused Warioland games. It's odd that Warioland has been dormant since the Wii, while WarioWare gets routine releases. I guess it's because the WarioWare games are low budget and have a higher ROI, and the minigames are possibly something the devs play around with in their spare time in-between bigger budgeted projects. I just don't find much to get invested in.

Now that I think of it, I guess I'm iffy on IntSys games. However, I really like Paper Mario, their Push/Pull/Strechmo games, and I'm excited to eventually play Advance Wars. So maybe it's more like I enjoy roughly half of their IP.
 
Splatoon didn't grab me. Fire Emblem seemed like a step backwards from other tactics games I'd played (no height? permadeath???) but I haven't played ones from recent years.
 
0
I don't really get why FE has become such a massive thing for Nintendo that they push it so hard. Even the best selling entry is under 4 mil, and as of next week they'll have released 6 Fire Emblems on Switch (yeah, I count the spinoffs and the limited release of the first game). Imagine if Nintendo gave some other franchises that much of a chance. I know fans will be like "they keep making them because they're good!" but so are a lot of franchises that Nintendo gives little or no attention to on Switch that historically have sold better and have broader appeal. Somebody higher up at Nintendo loves this series hard and is pushing it as much as they can. At least Langrisser lives on as an (excellent) mobile game.
.
At a rough guess, Fire Emblem Heroes helps a lot, so just quoting the best selling cart is kinda ignoring a large aspect of the modern brand strength when it’s generated a billion dollars for them.

In its first year, Fire Emblem Heroes generated almost $300 million with 59 percent of its revenue coming from Japanese players. Jumping ahead to February 2022 – the game’s fifth anniversary – Heroes accumulated more than $959 million across 17.6 million lifetime installs. In the months since, it has surpassed $1 billion and accounts for 54.5 percent of Nintendo’s mobile revenue..


https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/80...-emblem-heroes-celebrates-version-700-update/
 
Not into Kirby. I don’t like overly easy games but I enjoyed playing Yoshi with my daughter so I’m thinking I will like Kirby co op as well. Generally speaking though I don’t like Kirby.
 
0
Fire Emblem

I love the characters and I love what I know of the lord and world and all that, like mythology or whatever, and I love RPG’s but I just can’t get into the game
 
0
I think one of the things I notice about Nintendo first party is that there’s a ton of variety, and there’s a lot of polish on a large portion of their output. Even the games that I don’t gel with for one reason or another are only rarely because I don’t think they are any good. Which then means I’m more likely to try their stuff.
 
Uhh I'm really not sure, I guess modern Paper Mario is dogshit, but the first 2 Paper Mario games are some of my all time favorites.

Chibi Robo is a bland ip in my mind but it's also dead so it feels bad to pick on.
 
0
At a rough guess, Fire Emblem Heroes helps a lot, so just quoting the best selling cart is kinda ignoring a large aspect of the modern brand strength when it’s generated a billion dollars for them.




https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/80...-emblem-heroes-celebrates-version-700-update/
Yeah mobile games make crazy money, and I'd be curious to see how much of that mobile audience also buys the Switch games. Wasn't Dragalia Lost also a big moneymaker, but they shut that one down? The Langrisser Mobile game was also a billion dollar hit, but it hasn't caught on in the west as much. An astonishing achievement considering it doesn't get the massive Smash/Nintendo push FE benefits from.
 
0
I had to scroll through a complete list of Nintendo franchises to find one I don't care for, and all I could come up with was Panel de Pon, which I am not sure if it counts.

If you asked me about individual games I don't like that were made by Nintendo or that had Nintendo's involvement in some way, I could come up with a solid list. But I guess all of their franchises have something that appeals to me.
 
Metroid, which is weird because I love metroidvania titles yet the one on nes and snes didn't click with me, I'm not into speed running either so I didn't even bother with Dread, I guess I like more the Castlevania side of that genre, I would love to try the Prime trilogy.
 
0
I've had some fun with Splatoon 2, but i eventually got tired of it. I don't plan on buying 3 anytime soon.

Pikmin doesn't seem appealing to me, either. Played a few minutes of the 3 Deluxe demo and never touched it again.
 
0
Xenoblade. I played the first one and I liked it, but I can only jump into so many games that scope these days, and the art styles subsequent to X have turned me off with how they're so anime it's almost to self-parody. I can handle some anime, but jesus.

I also played ARMS and I just didn't get it.

Oh and I had also sort of fallen out of love with Kirby before Forgotten Land. I enjoyed them when I was younger but they just started to feel so easy it was verging on a little braindead. Glad they shook the formula up.

And there are just a bunch of series I like, but don't bother playing every title in. I'll skip a Fire Emblem or Yoshi or Animal Crossing now and then. Don't always play the smaller scale Zeldas.
 
0
I'm not particularly interested in Pokemon, Star Fox or Mario Sports in general. I've played some games in all three but they're never anything I get super excited about. Maybe this doesn't count but (Insert Nintendo ip here) Warriors doesn't do much for me either.

Also, I know it's not a Nintendo franchise anymore but I could not care less about Banjo Kazooie. Their inclusion in Smash elicited a big yawn out of me.
 
0
Pikmin. I tried it with Pikmin 3 deluxe. I thought it was OK, but it was not the charming series that everyone talks about.
Pikmin 3 is the weakest of the trilogy (I hadn't played deluxe but I doubt my opinion would change with what I've seen added). If you ever want to give pikmin a chance again I recommend 2, it's more different than 1/3
 
Xenoblade went in a direction from 2 onwards that I really didn’t like.

Fire Emblem is also more misses than hits for me these days, even though (done right) tactical RPGs are perhaps my favorite genre.
 
0
A lot (which isn’t a judgment, I’m just pretty picky about what games I play in general), but I’ve played 3 different Fire Emblem games and none of them did much for me. Sacred Stones was ok but I got about 2/3 of the way through it, got stuck on an annoying mission, realized I didn’t know what was going on in the story and didn’t care and never went back to it.
 
0
Kirby

I've never once played a Kirby game and I really should change that after the recent smash-hit with Kirby and the Forgotten Land. I will say that for a long time... I just never got the appeal. It seemed like they were just "making Kirby games so they could say that they tried" but never had that big of a budget. But honestly? Recent footage with the recent Kirby games makes Kirby look, well, good in general. And in general, they seem to be right up my alley, even if it's not lore-heavy (mind you, I know nothing about the Kirby series beyond its gameplay so I could be completely wrong about that). I hope to get into the series one of these days.
 
0
I‘m a super picky gamer, so a better question for me would be, “What Nintendo franchises do you like?”

And my answer would be: Super Mario, Zelda, and Metroid. That‘s it. In fact, add Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and Dark Souls to that list and that is pretty much the entirety of the franchises I like in video games. I do enjoy a wide variety of indie games, though.

Outside of FFVII Remake, Elden Ring, and Metroid Dread, the last several years have been absolutely awful for my gaming tastes.
 
Last edited:
I have never played a Fire Emblem or a Pokemon game. I have played one Animal Crossing game.
 
0
I am not up to date with FE, Pokemon, Xenoblade franchises, but have played some entries in the past and enjoyed them very much.

The two franchises that didn't grab me is Smash and Splatoon. Neither are my kind of games, but I'm glad Nintendo has them because it seems to attract a different crowd, especially splatoon (lots more younger gamers like it)
 
Last edited:
0
I enjoyed the majority of their franchises, but I guess the handful I don't would be WarioWare, The WiiSports/Switch Sports series, Miitopia/Tomodachi Life, Chibi Robo

Series I don't dislike, but I'm not crazy about: Starfox, F Zero, Dr Mario, Nintendogs, Punch Out

Series I have not tried: Earthbound, Kid Icarus, Golden Sun, Pilotwings, Advance Wars,
 
0
Not in to/care for at all:
Pokemon
Fire Emblem
Animal Crossing
Star Fox
Kirby (outside of forgotten land)
F-Zero
Wario Ware

Fallen out of love with
Splatoon. I enjoyed 1 when it was new and fresh™ but with the two sequels it faded in to dissapointment for me.
 
Honestly, I think it’s really only Fire Emblem and even then I’ve never actually played any of them so I can’t say for sure that I really dislike them.

Before Switch, there were some I never really thought I would like (Xenoblade for instance) but the portable nature of Switch suits me more these days so it has given me more chance to try these games and I end up enjoying them. Could be also my tastes change as I’ve gotten older, I don’t tend to like much of what comes out on the other systems really these days expect probably Sony first party stuff.

If you ever feel frisky give Three Houses a try, it's a great intro to the series and likely the best one, I avoided the series until Awakening and enjoyed that one but not the ones following it, thinking it was a one off, but TH is the best intro to get a feel for the various angles the series offers while still telling a relatively good story.

I'm sure purist will disagree, but their style of game almost resulted in the end of the series, so not really worth considering when referring to the modern existence of the series :p
 
Mario, and his underlings Donkey Kong and Yoshi.

It's simply a genre issue, I don't like platformers, they're just not for me.
 
I'm kind of a lousy Nintendo fan, tbh. I'm utterly obsessed when it comes to a couple of their IPs (Metroid and Animal Crossing), but I completely ignore so much of their other stuff. I tried Super Mario Odyssey for a while. It was fine, and I intend to revisit it soon. Breath of the Wild was majorly not my thing. Smash is cool, but I don't really have people to play with, so I don't bother. I love a good third-person shooter, but find Splatoon's aesthetic to be an unappealing dealbreaker.

I'm waiting for new Wario Land and Punch-Out!!, but both are extremely niche. I'm really interested in sci-fi settings, so it'd be nice to get some Star Fox and F-Zero on the Switch as well, but again: niche IPs that rarely see a new release. I'm a Nintendo boomer!
 
Chibi-Robo

Mario RPGs outside of Bowser's Inside Story and Super Paper Mario

Star Fox sucks 90% of the time, so that too
 
0
I didn’t think I had a good answer for this, but someone said Chibi Robo and while I like the character (I have the amiibo) and have fondness for the first game I lost interest in beating it and I never bothered to pick up any of the rest of the series.
 
0
Pikmin and Kirby. Pikmin is uninteresting for me and my attention span loses interest fast when I'm playing it. Kirby because it's so easy it's uninteresting.

Smh at the people who said Xenoblade. You're missing out on some of the best stories/characters in Nintendo's history.
 
Pikmin and Kirby. Pikmin is uninteresting for me and my attention span loses interest fast when I'm playing it. Kirby because it's so easy it's uninteresting.

Smh at the people who said Xenoblade. You're missing out on some of the best stories/characters in Nintendo's history.
I'm the complete opposite. Love funnie kirby and funnie pikmin, but xenoblade is like sleeping medicine to me. That might be my actual answer to the thread. Watched my GF played through three and it was deeply confusing to me, both story and gameplay.
 
I think one of the things I notice about Nintendo first party is that there’s a ton of variety, and there’s a lot of polish on a large portion of their output. Even the games that I don’t gel with for one reason or another are only rarely because I don’t think they are any good. Which then means I’m more likely to try their stuff.
Yep, their batting average, at least for me, is pretty dang high and I feel pretty comfortable trying out new games from them. Only other company that I can say the same for is Capcom.
 
0
I've never cared about Pikmin, but I was happy to see Pikmin 4 confirmed for the long suffering fans.

I also kind of dislike Star Fox after enjoying earlier games. If the next game is a cut and paste game starring the usual crew fighting against Andross again I'll be beyond fed up. I'm one of those people who really wanted Star Fox GP to be real
 
0
like, a franchise i like 0 games in? cause that's kinda weird for longterm franchises. i'll mention subfranchises i don't care about

Donkey Kong Country: only like dkc1
Wario Land: don't like any of them
Sin & Punishment: don't really care
StarTropics: don't care
1080: wish i liked more
art academy/big brain/etc: not for me
dillon: don't care
fire emblem: i like three houses and warriors. have tried the series for 20 years, don't like
mario+rabbids: don't care
kid icarus: don't like much
metroid prime: only like pinball
picross: not my thing
punch-out: don't like the gameplay
mario vs dk: don't like

that should mostly be it, i'm sure there are some other sub franchises i don't care about
 
It's Splatoon, and it's not even because I don't like it. It just has netcode that would be barely passable 2 decades ago so I can never get into it.
 
Fire emblem. I wish they just told a nice medieval fantasy story instead of all the dating sim stuff. And its tactics gameplay is far, far worse than its contemporaries.
 
Xenoblade and Splatoon. For Xenoblade, all the combat mechanics always seemed too stressful and convoluted for me. For Splatoon, I don't really enjoy online multi-player stuff in general, although I have debated trying it more than any other multi-player games.
 
0
Fire emblem. I wish they just told a nice medieval fantasy story instead of all the dating sim stuff. And its tactics gameplay is far, far worse than its contemporaries.
the thing with modern fire emblem is there's still a ton of a medieval fantasy stories, but games with pairing and dating, which are extremely popular with women, are more rare.

It's Splatoon, and it's not even because I don't like it. It just has netcode that would be barely passable 2 decades ago so I can never get into it.

that makes me curious what nintendo online game you DO like haha
 


Back
Top Bottom