Do you think most people who say they love F-Zero and curse Nintendo for never bringing the series b…

Do you think most people who say they love F-Zero and curse Nintendo for never bringing the series back just do it to look cool? Or is it because they see unrealized potential? I played GX back in the day and the original on NSO and they’re not mind-blowing masterpieces by any stretch.

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  1. I don’t get why f-zero fans don’t do a big campain and do hashtag and a bunch of videos to bring back f-zero. People say we want "x" game back but i never see any big movement from the fans.

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    • Didn’t something like that happen years back and when miyamato caught wind of it he just straight up asked people why they even still cared about F-Zero and that he couldn’t understand why there was any interest in it?

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  2. F-Zero just feel good. The speed, the danger, the adrenaline. The skill needed to play it. It’s a great racing game but we will only ever get cart racers from Nintendo now. I’m not gonna say it blew me away but the games were special.

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  3. >hey’re not mind-blowing masterpieces by any stretch
    X and GX both had insane shit you could do both 99% of people will never see it or use it
    Both are great just from a gameplay standpoint

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  4. Shit taste, anon. X and especially GX are brilliant to this day. The way they emphasize speed over dumb gimmicks over other shit like other non-traditional racing games, the combat system, music, difficulty, etc. still feel amazing to this day. I’m probably gonna play it again after seeing this thread actually.
    That being said the "dude we need a new one lmao" I can’t relate to because GX was so perfect and a new one developed in-house by nu-tendo would probably be underwhelming in most regards.
    >Or is it because they see unrealized potential? I played GX back in the day and the original on NSO
    ok you sound retarded so I don’t even know why i typed this

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    • >and a new one developed in-house by nu-tendo would probably be underwhelming in most regards.
      this meme must stop, all of the people who worked on x are still at nintendo and gx would have been nothing without the brillant foundation established by x

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  5. I like f zero because they’re pretty unique games in nintendo’s catalog and in the industry in general, like metroid, not everyone has the mindset of a 80 IQ teenage girl like you

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  6. >I played GX back in the day and the original on NSO and they’re not mind-blowing masterpieces by any stretch.
    I can’t imagine having this shit taste. Thank God.

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  7. https://gaminggamma.com/2018/08/13/toshihiro-nagoshi-confirms-that-f-zero-gx-sold-1-5-million-copies-world-wide/

    I wonder if even 100,000 people would buy such game today. Racing games are not generally popular anymore like they used to be. I see plenty of bitching about arcade racers not coming out anymore, but the ones that do come out don’t seem to sell all that well besides maybe forza horizon, which isn’t really old school. Hasn’t it been because the decline in sales of these games across the late 6th, then 7th and 8th generations? I was reading the same complaints here 10 years ago. The fact is even in its heyday f zero was only moderately popular. None of you guys are buying playing Wreckfest, Cruisn World, BallisticNG, Burnout, Need for Speed, or basically anything that resembles the games you’re asking for. Nor have you for 10 years.

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    • >You’re not buying these games that are tangentially related at best so of course that’s why the game you actually want doesn’t exist
      You’re a homosexual, and also Ballisticng was the goty of 2018

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      • That and redout. Best damn thing to come out of italy since pizza. Great music and visuals, with more involved controls than your average antigrav racer. You need a titanium stomach to play it in VR however.

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      • Yes, that’s it unironically, even within the series. Nintendo doensn’t like f zero and doesn’t want to make it. Nor did they in 2004! They farmed out GX AND the last two GBA games, which flopped, and then they cancelled the series probably because of that. When Miyamoto says in that interview they were disappointed with the quality of the ones they outsourced, it must have been the shitty GBA games.

        They didn’t ask themselves, are the people who liked GX and wanted more GX going to buy this completely different GBA game? Are they the same audience at all? The first GBA one sold well. Do the poor sales of the similar sequel and threequel really indicate no interest in the main series? This was in 2004, the heyday of arcade racers on console, and when practically everyone on Nintendo had Mario Kart. Now they see there is no market for this KIND of game in general.

        I like BallisticNG by the way. I’m a pretty mediocre player but I did get platinum on everything. Seeing myself on the top page of the leaderboard indicates just how few players there are. If you look at steam charts you’ll see that the Ganker group of ~16 people that plays on saturday accounts for like 50% of the active player base. If that game had came out in 2000 I bet it would have sold at least a million as well. Back then, it would have been cutting edge technology and culturally ‘in.’

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  8. There aren’t enough kart racers where you don’t have the random item shit. The whole 30 racers and your health also working as boost does so much for me.
    People don’t bring up GX to look cool because, outside of smash, fuck all know about f-zero. It gets brought up because there arent enough racers that pull off it’s combined elements so well.

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    • Mario Kart sold 39 Million copies and is the best selling racing game ever so why waste money propping up competition that’ll both underperform and hurt MK8D’s success.

      Yeah, I want another one too, but buy other games.

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      • Doesn’t stop Nintendo from having multiple 2D platformers.
        N64 had four different racing games from Nintendo, the Switch can handle more than one.

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      • >Mario Kart sold 39 Million copies and is the best selling racing game ever so why waste money propping up competition
        what a completely retarded argument

        ignoring the fact they’re not even the same genre you could use the same kind of absurd reasoning for a bunch of other games already released by nintendo: why keep making xenoblade games when they already have a rpg franchise that sells ten times the amount of copies? why make pokken and arms when smash bros exists? why create astral chain when they already have zelda and luigi’s mansion?

        nintendo want to have a library of games that appeal to the largest audience possible, which is why they keep financing niche titles like metroid dread or bayonetta 3, a new f zero obviously wouldn’t be for the mario kart audience but would complement the switch library well

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    • There’s some pretty decent indie ones but just like rts and old school arena shooters, people who play these games actually don’t buy them when offered the opportunity.

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  9. Still find it funny that Miyamoto said there wouldn’t be another F-Zero as Nintendo only want to make unique games with innovative ideas, then announced NSMBU and NSMB2 a day later.

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