Developers know Rev's Potential!!!!
People Who Have Touched, Used, or Seen the Controller FIRST HAND
Iwata, Miyamoto, the Reggie-lution, other Nintendo execs and employees: Love it. (why did I include this source? I dunno.)
Developers/Programmers of the World: Love it.
IGN: Loves it.
"It feels very comfortable..."
"Whatever games are on Revolution, they are basically guaranteed to provide a totally different experience. And for that, we're beaming with anticipation."
Gamespot: Loves it.
"The Nintendo DS and the new Revolution controller have shown us that, at the end of the day, Nintendo is still able to dream up some truly unorthodox ideas, as well as make them work in ways players never expected. As such, we'll be anxious to see just what kids of new experiences we'll be playing next year when the console ships."
1up.com: Loves it.
"At first, I was standing up and swinging my hand all around to aim - and my arms got really tired really quick. But once I sat down and relaxed, resting my hands on my legs as I would with a normal controller, everything clicked."
"...pointing it to aim felt perfectly natural, right from the very first second, just like with a light gun. It always shot exactly where it felt like I was aiming, and was incredibly responsive to even slight wrist movements..."
"As odd as it may look holding the two separate controller pieces, one in each hand, looking around felt incredibly natural, even more than my preferred PC-style keyboard-and-mouse setup."
Kotaku: Loves it.
"I touched the new Nintendo controller that was in Iwata-san's pocket. The presentation really didn't do justice to the controller's sleek goodness. Nintendo's products are getting more and more beautiful."
"The new N controller was exceptionally light and felt comfortable to the touch."
"I've got some real hopes pinned on this machine - innovative titles, gameplay, you name it. Can't wait."
Peter Moore: Gives kudos to Nintendo.
Famous For: Microsoft's Xbox Vice President
"I want to give kudos for Nintendo for its attempt at innovation with the new controller," Moore commented, saying that the new device would -"bring people in that, as Iwata-san said, are either lapsed gamers or gamers that are intimidated by the complexity of the controller.""
Hironobu Sakaguchi: Loves it.
Famous For: Final Fantasy, Chrono series, Mana series, Kingdom Hearts
"When I first saw it, I thought 'It's great!' and 'It's just like Nintendo!' It makes you feel like you're actually touching the screen."
"When shown such a new concept, software makers are, even as just normal people, left excited."
Hideo Kojima: Loves it.
Famous For: Metal Gear series, Zone of Enders
"If the game creators and the users want to have a great steak for their anniversary, they go maybe to PS3. But if they want great dinner, great steak with their family, a little bit more casual during the weekends, they might select Xbox 360. Or why not have a great steak at your house everyday, they might choose Revolution."
Masahiro Sakurai: Optimistic.
Famous For: Kirby, Smash Bros., Meteos
"I'm sympathetic for Nintendo's stance of reducing hurdles for games. For that reason, I think it's good that the controller buttons have been reduced to just one. A long remote controller shape with just one button. This has impact. The DS, with its touch screen, made games a ways easier to understand."
Peter Molyneux: Loves it.
Famous For: Black & White, Fable
"There is a line at the end of the book 'Game Over' and it is: 'Never underestimate Nintendo'"
Yuji Naka: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star Online
"I have seen the Revolution and I think everyone will be very pleasantly surprised, when Nintendo reveals everything."
Also note that Nintendo has commented on Yuji Naka liking the controller 'quite a bit', and the fact that there has been a steady flow of 'Yuji Naka's interested in the Revolution' news posts for the past few months.
Will Wright: Very Interested.
Famous For: Sims series (Sims, SimCity)
""I'm really interested in the Revolution," he said, "to see how the controller works out. That looks pretty cool. It looks very interesting to me. I like the idea of taking the games more outside the box and more into that close-body kind of space.""
Nolan Bushnell: Really Loves it.
Famous For: The Father of Videogames, Pong, Atari
"In 1982, he tells us, there were 44 million gamers. Today, there are 18 million. Where'd they all go? "Complexity lost the casual gamer," he says. "Violence lost the woman gamer." He ventures into Nintendo territory, even slamming the PS2 controller. "The 3D controller that Nintendo is on to is a very good idea," he says. "If you look at today's controller with triangles, Xs, squares and circles, it's scary. It's like a keyboard. People are interface phobic.""
Ken Sugimori: Loves it.
Famous For: Pokemon
""You'll be able to do things with the Revolution that you could never do with consoles before," he says, adding with a laugh, "Personally, it's the kind of hardware where, more than making games, I'd rather play them.""
Kouichi Suda: Developing for it and/or Loves it.
Famous For: Killer 7
""In truth, I have yet to get my hands on Revolution," Suda admits, but adds that he expects to get some hands on time shortly. Once he saw the controller at the product announcement, he felt that there was no choice but to make games for it. "I've already finalized a plan. Now, all that remains is to make it." Judging by Suda's comments, we can probably add Grass Hopper to the list of Revolution developers."
Toshihiro Nagoshi: Loves it.
Famous For: Super Monkey Ball, F-Zero GX
""I was surprised when I saw it, I was surprised when I touched it, and when I played the sample games, I was even more surprised!" Nagoshi states. "I doubt that there's a creator who doesn't get tickled after getting their hands on this. It combines all the elements required to let you enjoy games while feeling that you've become the character.""
Yasuhiro Wada: Loves it.
Famous For: Harvest Moon
"Wada was at first taken back by the controller. He found it to be small and nicely designed, but as a controller, it crossed the bounds of his understanding. Once he got his hands on it, he suddenly got the idea and felt that it would work. This is similar to how he felt with the DS -- the feeling of various ideas appearing one after the other. "As a creator, this is the ultimate toy,""
Takanobu Terada: Pleasantly surprised.
Famous For: Super Robot Wars
"To be honest, I was expecting the Revolution controller to have an even more unique form, so I was initially disappointed. However, that quickly disappeared. With good use of the expansion terminal, isn't it possible to make, for instance, a versus shooting game without the use of the monitor, where the fight is through the controller alone? I feel that it is a great controller that can inspire many ideas, even aside from videogames."
Hiroshi Tanibuchi: Loves it. Tells us we won't understand until we try it ourselves.
Famous For: Powerful Pro Baseball
"In truth -- and this is just between us -- I was able to get my hands on the controller. The on-screen characters move in accordance with the controller's movements -- it's such a fresh feeling. Although you probably won't understand until you've tried it yourself."
"On the topic of Japan's favorite baseball series, he suggests good things for a possible GameCube version: "If we were to make it, we'd want to make a special Power Pro for the Revolution.""
Kouichi Ishii: Optimistic.
Famous For: Mana Series, Final Fantasy II-V
"I believe creators will enjoy making games [with the controller]. However, you'll have to change game design methods from the core. For instance, you'll have to start by looking back at your play as a kid and think of what kinds of things you could do if developing for the Revolution. If you can do this, then surely you will be able to make a completely new form of play, different from current games."
Michel Ancel: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Rayman, Beyond Good & Evil
"I feel just like a child with a new toy, opening millions of new doors of possibilities. More than an improvement, this way of playing is creating a new dimension. It's simple, when Nintendo unveils its hardware, every member of the team starts imagining crazy ideas. It's opening their minds. The fact of adding 3D gestures as the way of communicating with the game is just the perfect kind of innovation that can bring new games to new gamers. To me, it can bring the consoles what the mouse brought to the PC at it time. It's a 3D pointer with rotation information! Now, you're going to handle virtual objects, make recognition signs. It's closer to the way we act in real world, that's why it's going to be mass market. I'm sure that people will go crazy given the ability to interact so easily with virtual worlds. I'm just mad about it!"
Eric Chahi: Loves it.
Famous For: Another World
"[The thing that most excites me about the next-gen is] Nintendo Revolution's spatial interface, because interface is the communications bottleneck between player and program. Any improvement in this direction is better than drawing an extra zillion polygons."
Funcom: Loves it.
Famous For: Anarchy Online
"...Nintendo proving that "next-gen" doesn't have to be just "this-gen" with more polygons and prettier textures, and for having the guts to try something truly revolutionary with the Revolution. I'm looking forward to the 360 and the PS3 as much as anyone, but I have to admit to a certain degree of "generation fatigue" before the next one's even started."
"Seeing the Revolution remote changed all of that, and I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it. Even if it ends up being a Nintendo-only supported gimmick, it's well worth it. Waving my hand around to make Mario run? I'm so there."
Sega: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Super Monkey Ball
"SEGA has announced plans to show strong support for Nintendo's next-gen Revolution console, confirming that classic titles are more than likely to make an appearance on the platform."
"It's all about entertainment rather than trying to be controversial or anything like that. It's pure, good old-fashioned entertainment."
"We're very excited about the prospects of Revolution"
"We're very interested in Revolution at the moment. We obviously haven't made any announcements, but we, like other people, are talking with Nintendo about what Revolution will be, about potential opportunities on Revolution."
EA: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Madden NFL, FIFA NHL, NBA Live, NASCAR
"Game control is essential - it's the area where perhaps the most game-play improvement can be made"
"...I think our sports titles might be the first to immediately take advantage of what this novel 'freehand' type of control has to offer."
"It's a brilliant controller, and as usual we can credit Nintendo with being innovative and neat and fresh and fun. They continue to pioneer in our industry" hey make some of the best games in the industry" nd we look forward to partnering with them."
Konami: Developing for it.
Famous For: Castlevania series, Metal Gear series, Suikoden series, Ganbare Goemon series, Contra series, Gradius, Dance Dance Revolution, Beatmania, Drummania
"Konami has said that it has an original title in development for the Revolution. When Hideo Kojima, mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid series saw the Revolution controller for the first time he said, ""You've done it! Even though it was a surprise to me at first, I quickly understood how it should be used. This is exactly what I was looking for.""
Radical Entertainment: Loves it.
Famous For: Crash Tag Team Racing, Simpsons: Hit & Run
"[The] Revolution controller = casual gamer paradise. A lot of people are really intimidated by buttons. Console controllers are scary things that make you look dumb if you don't know which button to press. I remember my frustration at switching from Nintendo to Sony and having to look for the Triangle button, Circle button, etc in Parappa the Rapper and it took time and dedication to feel comfortable with the controller. My wife is not a gamer, heck she doesn't even use the TV remote proficiently, preferring to use the numbers instead of the channel up and down keys. I think Nintendo have been watching the people who put down the controller too quickly and the people who play with their tongues out and tilt their controllers to get that extra bit of corning control. Revolution means people can have fun more immediately and we can hook them on that fun without the time and dedication needed to learn how to use a traditional controller."
SUN Microsystems: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Java, OpenOffice, Solaris
"This is why I love Nintendo. Just when people think that innovation is dead and game design/implementation is becoming a barren wasteland, the House of Mario does something so off the wall that people stand up and take notice."
Ubisoft: Loves it, Developing for it.
Famous For: Splinter Cell, Beyond Good & Evil, Rayman, Prince of Persia, Myst
"We're excited about the new controller and are looking forward to taking advantage of its innovative aspects."
"Ubisoft might have another game in the works for the Revolution. While we don't have many details yet, the game is said to be a "Doom-clone" that will be revealed by next E3."
Activision: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Doom 3, Call of Duty, Quake
"What we're seeing from this controller is the same thing we saw with Nintendo DS. It's a system that's designed with an eye on enticing new players to the video game industry, and that's something we firmly support."
Eidos Interactive: Loves it.
Famous For: Tomb Raider, Dues Ex, Legacy of Kain, Thief, Hitman
"I can certainly see lots of opportunities for classic-style games like platformers that new and old gamers will really enjoy. We've thought of several titles that we're planning that will fit in well. Any game that has the flow of motion in three dimensions will benefit with [the] Revolution. Flying games will be wild and more fun than ever."
THQ: Really Loves it.
Famous For: WWF, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fairly OddParents, Destroy All Humans
"We enthusiastically support Nintendo's next console because we believe their approach of continual innovation is very much in line with our own strategy of creating unique and innovative games for the next generation of hardware."
"I'm surprised and happy with the direction Nintendo is going."
Namco Bandai: Developing for it.
Famous For: Tales series, Baten Kaitos, Katamari Damacy, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Gundam, .hack, Dragonball
"The soon-to-be-merged companies disclose plans to become third-party publishers for Nintendo's next-generation console."
SquareEnix: Loves it.
Famous For: Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Chrono Series, Mana series, Romancing SaGa
"What increased our interest further is that the next step is already being prepared for Revolution. [Nintendo's networking plan is] not just a portable, not just a console -- it's exactly what we wanted in that it's the birth of a completely new platform."
"From here on, we'll have to challenge ourselves with content in response to what Nintendo offers. We would like to give strong support."
Koei: Developing for it.
Famous For: Dynasty Warriors, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Nobunaga's Ambition
"We also have plans for the Xbox 360 and Revolution as well..."
"We are committing ourselves to creating new types of games for each of those platforms, so we hope you'll look forward to those."
Famous For: Worms, Game Genie
"The Revolution controller is very intuitive and immersive and should allow the character to become more of an extension of the player... it should also inspire creators to explore innovation and bring back bored consumers to gaming."
Buena Vista Games: Optimistic.
Famous For: Disney games, Turok
"The Revolution controller is truly innovative and will enable game designers to take advantage of gamers' full range of hand motions. Much as we've seen with the Nintendo DS, the Revolution control interface with lead to gameplay innovations."
Crystal Dynamics: Loves it.
Famous For: Gex, Legacy of Kain series
"In the landscape of primarily linear evolution, it is refreshing to see a product like the Revolution that truly strives to redefine game design. As a game designer, I am always excited to see products...which open the door to so many new possibilities."
Gearbox: Loves it.
Famous For: Half-Life expansions, Halo: Combat Evolved, Brothers in Arms
"In an interview with Dutch site Gamercc.com, company president of Gearbox Randy Pitchforth stated that the Revolution's controller is "an interesting device", and that Gearbox are "looking forward to making games for it"."
NIBRIS: Really Loves it.
Famous For: Raid Over the River
"According to Piotr Orlowski, the game's project manager, NIBRIS "would like to do this game directly for Revolution and DS," adding further that "only Nintendo platforms [will] get this game." Responding to why Raid over the River would only come to Nintendo's console rather than Xbox 360 or PS3, Orlowski stated, "Nintendo is our life. We have all of the Nintendo consoles; we are fans.""
"For Orlowski, the "idea of the Revolution pad is almost like a beautiful dream.""
CNN: Pleasantly Surprised.
"A simple point and shoot demo was more fun than I expected. I effortlessly pulled off loops and flight stunts I've never been able to manage with today's standard controller in a flying demo, simply by holding the controller as I might a paper airplane."
"Confession time: When it comes to console shooters, I'm terrible. I can finish them, but I'm nowhere near as competent as I am with my mouse/keyboard setup for the PC. In the early stages of the "Metroid" demo, it looked like this trend would continue, as I was all over the screen. By mid-way, though, I was better able to move and aim -- and enjoyed the game far more than I did with the GameCube controller."
TIME: #2 on Things That Will Blow Your Mind
"When it comes to video-game controllers, Nintendo has always been an innovator. Back when Atari and its one-button joystick ruled, Nintendo devised a two-button controller with a directional thumb pad. Then came action-sensitive vibration, wireless connectivity and an analog stick for 360° steering. Now the company hopes to shake things up with a wireless controller for next year's Revolution console that will allow players to apply real-world physical experience to games."
It's #2 on "Things That Will Blow Your Mind", right underneath a new airliner. What more do you want?
Edge Magazine: Really loves it.
"According to the magazine, the controller is "unthreatening and uncomplicated," and "begs to be picked up." Continuing on, it "makes you feel like a magician, becoming so settled in your hand there might as well be nothing there.""
"there's a soft, rubbery finish on both [the crook in the underside and the main action button]...meaning although the handset looks hard, sharp-edged, and slippery, the sensation of holding it is effortless."
"there's no immediate reason to believe that playing with Revolution will need any more playing with a mouse: rest your arm on your knee or sofa arm, and direct the action with gentle tilts and turns."
"the controller isn't a clumsy compromise: it's fast and sensitive. Although the understandable anxieties still exist that using it will feel like wrestling a gumed-up ballmouse, the sensation is more like swooping a high-res optical mouse across a decent mat."
"returning to TGS's show floor after playing the [Revolution] demos [was] a faintly surreal process. Suddenly, the 360 looks incredibly old-fashioned. Picking up a DualShock for a quick play of Rogue Galaxy seems preposterous. The [Revolution] controller makes it instantly apparent how much of a cheap fudge the 3-D controls of the last two generations have been."
Other Third-Party Developers: Making exclusives for it.
"We are seeing very strong third party support, and already talks about exclusive titles that will truly make use of the revolution controller and everything we are bringing in the machine."
"Iwata also reveals that Nintendo has approached publishers and developers with gameplay concepts, proposing how their established franchises could benefit from Revolution's controller. The spokesman claims that, "without exception," all third parties have responded positively to such "concrete proposals," and Nintendo has found the meetings constructive and enjoyable. He refused to mention any specific collaborations, but he promised many familiar titles and suggested the Revolution could have a large launch line-up "in 2006.""
You tell me who to believe.
Do you trust the people who CREATED everything we now and love about the gaming industry? Or do you trust the average Joe who has never even touched the controller, and chances are never even watched the video of the controller, or read anything about it?
From the looks of it, the opinions across the board seem to be, "Try it, and you'll love it. But you really can't understand just how great it is until you use it yourself."
If you want to, help me add to the list, but please provide an URL or else I can't put it on the list.
I'll continue contributing to this topic as more developers decide to develop for the Nintendo Revolution
-from a member at nintendo forums
For the Fanboys that are constantly saying the Rev will suck
INSERT 2 QUARTERS AND TRY AGAIN
Shiek, you do not need to paste all that crap, simply paste the links. It is kinda annoying. I know you love Nintendo (as do I) but do try to keep your fan boyishness minimal.
no offence but it is annoying at times.
anyway, looking forward to the rev, looks pretty good.
Sounds interesting, but keep it at links only.
Come on guys give him some props. It must of been a solid minutes worth of cutting and pasting.
all i here are comments on the Consoles controller, nothing on any other aspects of the machine. and these quotes seem too biased and one-sided to me. *still not convinced* its nice to hear what the developers think though, but too much on one aspect and not enough on the others, its almost looks like ur trying to convince yourself and others that the Rev is better, solely because it has a better controller and more "innovative" hardware concepts. the controller sounds enticing, but might only be applicable and ideal for so many genres, might get a bit tedious for more classic static games. *maybe*
don't get me wrong. im not saying that the rev "sucks" im just saying that i trust my own opinion more than any game developer, because at the end of the day, its the average joe that will be buying the console and playing the games, and until i get MY hands on a rev controller and make up my OWN decision based on HANDS-ON evidence, i won't be making a verdict any time soon
Ahem. At the time Kojima-san made that comment, it was E3 I believe, and no-one had actually seen the Rev controller.
my apologies, i overlooked Kojimas comment, which proves a point. but looking at the wide majority most/ are comments on the consoles controller, or are atleast based around that concept.
Yes, you're right. But consider the fact that the controller is the only thing that Nintendo have really given us to go on. So far, the only other thing is being able to play Nintendo's entire back catalogue, and really, we have only vague impressions of how that's gonna work.
the problem with the revolution controller is that huge companies like ubisoft and EA probably won't bother releasing games for the revolution. Becuase the Revolution's controller will be too much of a hassle. Meaning Ps3 and 360 will be getting all the multi platform games. While revolution will get nintendo games and a few other. The games might be good but they will probably be scarce.
THe controller is not a hassle and I am sorry for giving you any wrong connections! I never intend to mean that the Rev is bette rthan PS3 and 360. All I wanted to prove was that it didn't suck. I don't think it is biased because quire a few developers who commented develops for Sony. Unless games like Final Fantasy, Tekken, Katamari Damacy and other PS2 only games go gamecube then then it may be biased. 1st party developers for the PS2 gave it good comments so I don't think it is biased.
so many mis-spelt words its not even funny, are you passing english Shiek? or are you like getting 100% in speed typing?
anyway, its whatever floats your boat, if you think rev is the best of the newest 3 consoles then its the best to you, if you think PS3 is the best, then its the best. Personally I only want a rev so I can play all the old SNES and 64 games, and some NES games.
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