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  • Avatar games are well known for the overall reaction of "meh".

    So I thought, given that the franchise is anime inspired, the games where RPG orientated with some action elements ala Kingdom Hearts and seeing how Nintendo is well known for the quality of their games, the fact that all the games where on Nintendo consoles. Why not Nintendo and Viacom make a little partnership and make an Avatar game with their own in-studio developers?

    Nintendo has done stuff with licenses before like their version of Tetris and multiple Disney games being published exclusively on Nintendo plats (and even Nintendo published them), it's not out of the realm of possibility!

    Imagine a Avatar ARPG by the same people who made Zelda: Skyward Sword or an Avatar War Simulator made by INTELLGENT STUDIOS, the people behind Fire Emblem! (or a Sokka game where goes in a haunted mansion and sucks up ghosts using a vacuum made by the Mechanist.)

    What do you guys think?

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    • I'd be more enthused if Bungie or 343 took up the project. Get some serious gaming in. And they have a way of making the characters even more engaging. War is ugly. Better graphics is called for.

      My own hopes for such a game is playing from one life to the next. Go from Wan to the next playable Avatar. Or have a story involving playing as the other avatars in flashback so that they can move to the next level of the story.

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    • I've been working on the video game pages a bit and I'll tell you that avatar games follow a set style. Perhaps revolution is called for, but they would be inclined (if they did) to keep consistency with the others.

      At that, it could make them want to try something new. Still... the video game market is getting very repetitive and is bordering on a crash IMO. I'll stop myself before I get into the business theory but I don't think you would be satisfied with an avatar game whatever happened.

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    • Snarky-O'Snapper wrote:
      I'd be more enthused if Bungie or 343 took up the project. Get some serious gaming in. And they have a way of making the characters even more engaging. Better graphics is called for.

      You clearly haven't played a Nintendo game other than the Mario series (which is albeit fantastic). You do realize Nintendo is capable of making High Definition, realistic looking games, too, right? Also, Nintendo exclusives have some of the most dynamic and memorable characters to exist. Now, OP doesn't seem to fully understand how Nintendo works, but I will say any game taken up by Nintendo EAD is bound to be good.

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    • Slow Reader wrote:and is bordering on a crash IMO.

      I mean, Sony is nearly bankrupt and loses money on each console sold, and both the Wii U and Xbox One haven't lived up to sales projections. Pretty accurate.

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    • Sony makes it money via software sales rather than the console sales. The idea that a company's success is solely based on how much it makes from each console sold does not present the correct picture of the video game market and the companies involved.

      I'd rather Blizzard make an Avatar game than any other company. Well, maybe Bethesda could be a very close second, and Wayforward a distant third. Yes, we'd have to wait a decade for Blizzard to complete it but it would be grand.

      I think setting the game about 5000 years after Wan would be perfect. Kind of like The Old Republic for Star Wars: you're far enough away so that you do not screw up the timeline too badly and still get away with alot of stuff. You can even create vastly different environments, nations, and various groups that inhabit the world.

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    • Meh. I've play Legend of Zelda. Like it. But I'm more into the shooters. It's what I get for having older brothers. Kirby is awesome. 

      Truthfully I don't really care who makes the next game as the last came out in 2008. Time for more.

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    • Kubernes wrote:

      I think setting the game about 5000 years after Wan would be perfect. Kind of like The Old Republic for Star Wars: you're far enough away so that you do not screw up the timeline too badly and still get away with alot of stuff. You can even create vastly different environments, nations, and various groups that inhabit the world.

      That sounds good although I feel the groups should remain within the EK, WT, AN and FN layout

      Kubernes wrote: Sony makes it money via software sales rather than the console sales.

      Sony lost over a billion dollars.

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    • Well mind blown.

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    • How much of the 1.2 ~ 1.26 billion is from its video game industry compared to all the others that Sony takes part in? If this article from DualShockers is right[1], then the video game portions of the company are perfectly fine and other divisions (TV, etc.) are the ones losing money for the company as a whole. 

      I think you could keep a basic similarity between the nations. At least enough for people to immediately recognize them. But you could also add some twists to each.

      What if you had some Water Tribes that inhabited more equitoral places compared to swamps or the poles? Instead of an Earth Kingdom, what if you had Earth Kingdoms?

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    • Kubernes wrote:
      Sony makes it money via software sales rather than the console sales. The idea that a company's success is solely based on how much it makes from each console sold does not present the correct picture of the video game market and the companies involved

      Well you are in fact right about software sales being Sony's main source of income, Sony is losing more money than it takes in and has been since 2008. Well the PS3's software sales does fine, the PS4 has been out for a half a year, and has a minimal amount of games for Sony to profit. Infamous: Second Son isn't going to keep Sony alive.

      Secondly, about there Video Game industry doing well, the reportings from the recent 1.3 billion dollar loss reported for the quarter had the majority of the losses in mobile devices (sony erickson), and video games (PS4).

      Sony won't be around more than one more generation.

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    • Kubernes wrote:

      I'd rather Blizzard make an Avatar game than any other company. Well, maybe Bethesda could be a very close second, and Wayforward a distant third. Yes, we'd have to wait a decade for Blizzard to complete it but it would be grand.

      I think setting the game about 5000 years after Wan would be perfect. Kind of like The Old Republic for Star Wars: you're far enough away so that you do not screw up the timeline too badly and still get away with alot of stuff. You can even create vastly different environments, nations, and various groups that inhabit the world.

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    • My bad. I forgot to mention it wasn't due to video games. I just wanted to be very point blank about my statement.

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    • Suzon99 wrote:
      Kubernes wrote:
      Sony makes it money via software sales rather than the console sales. The idea that a company's success is solely based on how much it makes from each console sold does not present the correct picture of the video game market and the companies involved
      Well you are in fact right about software sales being Sony's main source of income, Sony is losing more money than it takes in and has been since 2008. Well the PS3's software sales does fine, the PS4 has been out for a half a year, and has a minimal amount of games for Sony to profit. Infamous: Second Son isn't going to keep Sony alive.

      Secondly, about there Video Game industry doing well, the reportings from the recent 1.3 billion dollar loss reported for the quarter had the majority of the losses in mobile devices (sony erickson), and video games (PS4).

      Sony won't be around more than one more generation.

      Where do you get from? Sony doesn't exactly have a main source of income, it being a large multi-product/market company that makes tens of billions of dollars annually (ranging from 70~76 billion).  It has over 150 billion in assets[1] as well. The fact that the company is extremely diversified and has enough fall back resources means it can be around for two or three decades with these kind of minor losses.

      I do wonder what kind of genre would work best with an Avatar game. Another licensed action game would make the most sense if they wanted to hit the typical market. I'd rather have some kind of RPG hybrid so that it could actually have the chance of being a decent game though.

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