The intense and spirited rivalry between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is well-known by almost every kind of gamer (this does not apply to Candy Crush Saga players). As far as the number of sales are concerned, PlayStation is certainly crushing its main competitor Xbox and the funny thing is the topics and discussions generated over the Internet are far more in number than the actual units sold.
And while these two competitors are busy in scuffling, Nintendo saunters in the room and produces high-quality games for their consoles (Wii U and 3Ds). They claim that they’ve a higher ratio of quality games than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined.
“Screenshot or it didn’t happen, Nintendo.”
Nintendo supported their big claim by tweeting a series of games (an infographic) which displays their games have Metascore of 85+ and User Score 8.5 or even higher. It was compared with the “other consoles” – after the comparison, Nintendo had 19 games in their inventory whereas the “other consoles” walked away with 8 games in their backpacks.
The consistency of Nintendo’s “quality over quantity” theory is going to be even more clarified by these 10 upcoming games in the year of 2015. Grab some popcorn (for me too please) and let’s enjoy the show!
1. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an expansion of the mini-game from Super Mario 3D, it was quite entertaining and so many people enjoyed it. The appearance of this game is 3D platformer, but it is more of a puzzle game in which you’ve to navigate from a starting point of a level to a gold star. Captain Toad cannot fight the enemies due to zero offensive moves, so you’ve to utilize your brain in order to escape the enemies.
2. Star Fox
Game development Legend Shigeru Miyamoto unveiled two games which he’s currently working on at E3 2014. Furthermore, he added that he’s working on Star Fox—personally. Unfortunately, his statement was quite short which means no videos or sneak peeks. If he’s working on it “personally” then I bet you won’t be disappointed.
3. The Legend of Zelda
The 45-second footage by Nintendo is truly glorious. You see greenery, you hear the horse nickering and groaning and all-of-a-sudden some explosions dominate the beautiful land – it was brief. However, recently at the Game Awards, an in-depth look at the game was shown. Absolutely amazing. This is the game that is worth waiting!
4. Yoshi’s Woolly World
You might have heard about Kirby’s Epic Yam that appeared a few years ago on Wii. The idea was a world completely made of wool and then integrating it into a proper game for a calm and unique experience. Well, I guess it’s not going to be “distinguished” anymore as Yoshi’s Woolly World is going to be a blend. Some tools from Kirby’s Epic Yam and some craftsmanship from their own side.
5. Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush
I just think that Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush is here to counter the argument that Wii U Gamepad is totally useless. The game is a throwback platformer in the 16-bit style which is definitely going to utilize the Gamepad to create more platforms for the advancement of the game. Quite addictive. Nintendo understands the psychology of the true gamers.
The game is as unique as its name. An upcoming third-person shooter filled with pure uniqueness in every portion of its element. I suppose it’s less about killing and more about making the world colorful. Pretty unique, isn’t it?
7. Xenoblade Chronicles X
Xenoblade Chronicles is in my view one of the Wii’s best titles with its superb taste and colors in RPG. The game is getting a new 3DS remake so it was quite obvious there’d be a sequel. The game will launch as a Wii U exclusive.
8. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Monster Hunter’s debut was in 2004, and ever since then, it has managed to sell 28 million units, which is self-explanatory for all of your queries. The series is an action RPG in which the rudimentary purpose is to hunt the monsters. It becomes even more addictive when you’ve to discover the monsters’ traits and exploit them accordingly. Finally, the game is making its way to the west on the 3DS.
9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
The above Zelda is undoubtedly a happy announcement but Majora’s Mask isn’t a game which can be ignored at all. The game took the template of the original and stirred a more mature and darker story and is often known as the best Zelda game ever. This remaster is making its way on 3DS.
10. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
Nintendo isn’t dependent on titles like Mario & Zelda for its breakthrough and output. I believe it’s not fair to say that Nintendo doesn’t release new IPs, like Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. The game is a strategy title in which you can choose four teams which may include Abraham Lincoln, Tom Sawyer and The Wizards of Oz’s Cowardly Lion. Each team has its unique skills, personalities and capabilities which will aid you in alien invasion. I cannot say anything about you, but this title by Nintendo definitely seems quite original to me.