Everyone always says that Nintendo is the Gold standard in video game development. But recently, I have to say that Double Fine has surpassed them.
While Nintendo relies heavily on brand recognition, DF creates new experiences and new characters per game, making us fall in love with the new instead of relying on the old.
I will always consider Nintendo the Disney of video games, but I think DF is the new Pixar (before they were bought by Disney). The scrappy underdog that believes in that certain something special that makes a game unique.
We are at a serious crossroads with the video game industry, and I believe more companies will go the DF route and avoid the big hurdles they have to jump through just to get the coffee made.
So when I played The Cave on Wii U, it just felt right, and it got me thinking - What if Double Fine were given a Nintendo license to play with….
That is when I realised that I get more excited by DF than I do for Nintendo. If my 10 year old self could hear that he would gasp. But it’s true, and I hope that others on this forum agree, that I would prefer the next Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Kid Icarus be made by Double Fine. Just imagine what they would be like….
If there is a god, now is the time to show yourself…..