Oct 29, 2007
Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime always comes across as confident of Nintendo's ability to kick ass in the current generation console war, but even he's not too proud to admit that the competition has been up to some cool stuff lately.
The uncannily Nintendo-like LittleBigPlanet was the first game that came to mind when Fils-Aime was asked which titles on other platforms he thinks would be interesting in Wii.
"I've been very intrigued with LittleBigPlanet," he says, before throwing in a little dig at Sony: "I don't know that it belongs on their [Sony's] platform.”
"Microsoft has done well," he adds. "There are a range of first-person shooter type games that are all very well done that could all do quite well on a Nintendo platform. Certainly, the Halo trilogy - anyone who would look at that and say, ‘No, I think we could live without it,’ probably doesn't think real long about this industry."
He then talks of Epic's work. "Even games like BioShock - I thought that was tremendously well done. The writing was tremendously clever. I would love to see more of that type of content in the industry overall that actually makes people think a little bit," he tells SFGate.
But does he actually play many games? "Not nearly as much as I want to," he says. "I travel with my DS. On the flight here, I was playing our new Zelda game."