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Well, not trailer, really. I should have said ad.

 

I don't know if any of you have seen this yet:

 

Windows Media version

 

Quicktime version

 

:shock: What a great ad! I believe this is the version that they will show here (or has anyone seen it yet?). The only criticism I could give, is that it doesn't help their acknowledged "kiddie image" issue. But the ad is so cool (IMO) that it may not even matter.

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Great ad, but there's no way we'll see that broadcast here. It's too conceptual for the mass market, besides being too "Japanese." I'm a little disappointed in the "Who Are You" ad campaign. While I think what I've seen is cool, I don't think it's doing much to convince people to buy a GameCube instead of an Xbox or PS2.

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Great ad, but there's no way we'll see that broadcast here. It's too conceptual for the mass market, besides being too "Japanese." I'm a little disappointed in the "Who Are You" ad campaign.

 

The trailer is from Nintendo's US site from this page.

 

"The campaign features a cinema commercial that is one of the most ambitious commercials ever produced by Nintendo, featuring more than 500 extras and notable talent such as the stunt coordinator for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and the editor of Amelie. Filmed in Asia, the ad pays homage to Nintendo?s heritage. The 60-second spot will run on nearly 10,000 screens in movie theaters across the United States beginning Oct. 30, prior to movies ranging from The Matrix Revolutions to The Cat in the Hat in order to reach a diverse group of video game players. In addition, 30- and 15-second versions of the commercial will be used on television in October to promote Super Mario Advance 4 : Super Mario Bros. 3, one of the most anticipated new games for Game Boy Advance."

 

I think the commercial will go very well with the Matrix crowd. :) I also think that with movies like Crouching Tiger, Kill Bill, and anime so popular now, "too Japanese" is exactly what they were looking for. ;)

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Heh, good ad. It's funny because just this afternoon I was leafing through the latest Electronic Gaming Monthly and I saw this full-page ad of a boxer with two parts of Samus' armor from Metroid pasted onto him...with "who are you?" written across the middle. Then one or two more "who are you?" ads on other pages.

 

Interesting campaign, but the movie version is the best part I've seen, very cool.

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Ahh...the good old days when every single Nintendo 1st party release was like a holiday for video gamers. The level of hysteria depicted in the commercial was very real on some levels.

 

I certainly hope Nintendo can regain some of that status again. They've lost an awful lot in the past 18 months. I hope they can return to their former prominance in the industry.

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They've lost an awful lot in the past 18 months.

 

You think so Camp? I was under the impression that the Cube was doing far better than the N64 ever managed to do during its lifespan. The game selection sure seems a helluva lot better to me, but then I have never thought much of the N64 :P.

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I'm not just talking sales (though the Cube has quite a ways to go before it equals the N64). I also mean clout in terms of respect for their 1st party games. We used to expect groundbreaking stuff with every Nintendo release. It's just not the same anymore.

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It's just not the same anymore.

 

Well, no argument there. I'd almost say it was likely the result of having to be more evolutionary than revolutionary with the titles. Sure the 64 was new because "WOW, Mario is in 3D" and "Zelda is back, in 3D!" but you can't do that now. Unless we think up a way to manipulate the fourth dimension, that type of monstrous paradigm shift is gone. Maybe we notice it more with the Nintendo stable since the characters have been in SO many games.

 

Just blue-skying :P.

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Originally posted by adamsappel@Oct 30 2003, 10:13 AM

I think the whole "Who are you?" ad campaign is merely preaching to the choir. It's very appealing to those of us who know and love Nintendo already, but it doesn't seem very effective in drawing in a new audience.

I think it is still intriguing (to the uninitiated) insofar as it makes one wonder how a Nintendo release can generate so much supposed commotion.

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I have found that in most cases I get exactly what I expect from Nintendo. Long time between releases, but when they do come out, they blow me away with the quality. And if I am spending $50 for a game, then it better damn well give me my moneys worth. Nintendo consistantly delivers on that mark, each and every time. ( well, in the games I play and like anyway, for others it may be a different case. ) I even crossed over my initial opinion on Zelda WW. When I first saw it, I did not think I liked it, but over time, I found it to be a great game. Just different.

 

I don't see why people are raging against Nintendo for not having a lot of online games available. Their offline games are great. Ok, so playing online is " the place to be " for most gamers right now, but for me personally, I like playing some games on my own. There are plenty of online games to pick up and play with ya'll on other consoles to fill that need. I don't HAVE to have it from my Cube. My next big Nintendo purchase will hopefully be a screen so I can take my little Cube to work with me and play all night. 8) ( in some cases, I do love my job. I just hate the customers. )

 

Nintendo seems to plod along to it's own drummer, but each product released is greatly better than the last. Sitting here looking at the titles on the shelf we own for each console, the Cube titles are by far the shortest row, but what is there in that row stands on it's own for quality.

I want more Resident Evil, I want more Pikmin, I want another Animal Crossing, and I am drooling and jonesing for another Eternal Darkness. As far as I am concerned, it ain't broke, don't sacrifice quality to fix it.

 

I think Nintendo might be thinking that patience is a virtue. Cause I am willing to be patient if what they make lives up to the standard I hold Nintendo to.

 

Ok, enough wandering on ..... I too liked the commercial.

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I did not think I liked it, but over time, I found it to be a great game.

 

This sums up my feelings on Wind Waker too. I think the game has like a two hour adjustment period and after that it's all gravy ;). It is one of the best titles I've ever seen for growing on somebody as they play.

 

I think the reason we clamor for Nintendo to go online is that there are franchises that could stand to be online. Mario Kart is the most obvious title in that respect, but even games like Four Swords that require everybody to have a GBA. Lot easier to make the requirements if you can just play across country instead. Ditto Final Fantasy.

 

That being said, if there isn't an online option for the next Animal Crossing I'll cry. That is the one game that is screaming more than any other for an online component. Can you imagine firing up the Cube, going to LCVGopolis and seeing what's up? Mind boggles I tell you, boggles!

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