"...but I should point out that Star Fox Adventures WILL have melee space battles, and plenty of 'em."
That's a relief! If that's true, then I stand corrected. I guess they're going for more of a "Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire"-type feel with the first Gamecube Star Fox game.
And what's up with the next 'Mario' game being called Mario Sunshine??? Why not call it Super Mario Gamecube, or Super Mario Cube?
"Personally, I think Nintendo needs to reach out to more third parties. Yes, they're the best first-party developer bar none (even their adversaries admit that), but the reason people gripe about the latest Nintendo systems is that there aren't enough games out there."
It's true that Nintendo is the best first party software company in the video game business -- and that fact is basically the only reason that the Nintendo 64 even stayed alive as long as it did -- but it's not enough. Sony proved that in the late 1990's, when they virtually took over the video game market.
And Nintendo, even now with its Gamecube, has trouble attracting third party software companies for a reason: censorship. Ever since the days of the original Mortal Kombat on the Super NES, Nintendo has been harassing third party companies at every attempt they make to put game(s) on a Nintendo console. Nintendo wants it done *their way*. Sony, on the other hand, took a hands-off approach -- they gave third party software companies free reign to make their video games as they wished -- and as you'd expect, third party software companies flocked to Sony, and stayed away from Nintendo. Until Nintendo addresses this issue, nothing will change here.
Favorites! (1) Action: Transformers & G.I. Joe; Visionairies; The DCAU; Robotech, DBZ, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo & Trigun; TMNT, MOTU; and Avengers: EMH; (2) Comedy: The Simpsons & Futurama, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast & The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, ATHF, The Boondocks, The Venture Bros., and Archer