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Top Five Most Overrated Industry People

by rawmeatcowboy
22 March 2007
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A portion of a GameDaily article. I am only going to mention the two people that work directly for Nintendo.

Shigeru Miyamoto - Nintendo fan boys (and girls) go gaga over everything “Shiggy” says, but come on. He doesn’t create games by himself. Sometimes, he joins teams and, whether he intends to or not, receives all of the credit. He earned his place among the industry elite, thanks to his early contributions, but please add new (and memorable) characters to the Mario universe. Even better, come up with new IPs. Introduce us to new worlds and faces instead of falling back on the same overused franchises. In addition, cut back on the forced appearances. We feel uncomfortable watching you conducting imaginary orchestras and swinging the Master Sword to make gamers cry with joy.

Don’t get us wrong. We love Miyamoto, and we’ll bludgeon anyone that bashes Wind Waker, but we’d rather see him as an influential, cultural icon instead of Nintendo’s PR puppet.

Reggie Fils-Aime - Last we checked, Reggie hasn’t kicked anyone’s ass, nor has he taken their names (what does that mean, anyway?) We’re confidant that Nintendo of America’s President and Chief Operating Officer makes significant contributions on a weekly basis, but to read message boards (we do, unfortunately), he’s become this mythic figure that rescued the company from itself, introducing millions of consumers to a more hardcore Nintendo. While that may be true, we still cannot find Wiis and friend codes suck.

This really seems like an article that’s just reaching out for attention. I am part of the problem because I am posting about it, but I thought you guys would be interested. Click over to see who else made the top 5.

This article is overrated